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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm
Anyone still around?
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
1:42 am
This is my first attempt at embedding a YouTube video on LJ, so I hope it works.

I'm more and more in awe of this, especially the second half. Anyone who has been to City Museum knows it is a warp in the space-time continuum, and to film a music video around the very spine of this chamber is madness, and yet it is a success. The audio is astounding given the obstacles, and while the camera work is dizzying it suits in all ways. Also, bluegrass.

duccio , you would love this place.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
1:15 am
Single payer health care. Tell your friends.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
11:05 pm
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
9:08 pm
Add to that list of things I have and you don't: 4 DVDs of Davey and Goliath episodes. Stan, you need this in your life.
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
8:18 pm
Trivia! Stephanie Courtney, who plays Flo in the Progressive Insurance commercials (love her or hate her) appeared in the short-lived Cavemen tv show, based on characters in the Geico commercials.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
11:02 pm
If anyone can find a use for "Anais Nin Inch Nails", feel free.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009
9:15 pm
New York Times discovers Cashew Chicken.

For the record: I haven't had decent Cashew Chicken in Springfield since Bam-Boo closed, but there's a very good place about 10 minutes west down 44. Wish I could remember the city.

And the "Springfield style" mentioned in the article that's served in St Louis is a laugh. A laugh!
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
7:44 pm
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
6:31 pm
I finally signed up for Twitter:


Feel free to friend! I'm late to the game so I don't have anyone else's names.
Friday, March 13th, 2009
5:46 pm
Every time I realize they have turned my beloved Escape to Witch Mountain into a Rock vehicle, the world turns red and I break something.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
11:04 pm
I started the morning with:

Coworkers: yeah in the city they're always bumming cigarettes off you.

Me: But they call them squirrels. Can I get a couple squirrels.

Coworkers: That's old school, squares.

Me: What?

Coworkers: Squares.

Me: I thought they were saying squirrels.

(Note: this is St Louis. You know Nelly, right? Squares is pronounced squrrs.)

Coworkers: Cracker.


Ended the day with:

Female Coworker: You got done quick.

Me: (passing by, automatically) Never say that to a guy.

She was still talking about my comeback when I passed by again.


I'm here to entertain obv.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
9:42 pm
Watchmen better damn well not suck.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
11:30 pm
The "Give me back my Filet-O-Fish" commercial song? Yeah, sounds suspiciously like "Don't Forget My Internet". What gives?
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
9:07 pm
I broke a rule at work today. I backed into someone's driveway, and knocked down a telephone wire strung over the pavement. This is one of the reasons we're not supposed to do that.

My boss joked about it later, but this may have consequences, even if the phone company said they'd restore the wire at no charge. I probably won't get fired but might get a suspension. Not that I'd miss the job, but I was hoping to hold out for the Spring Cleaning season, when the paychecks get decent for a while.

Also: finally saw The Dark Knight. Was it just me, or was Heath Ledger's performance remarkably restrained? That was unexpected, as was the Godfather-like assasination scenes and the complexity of the storyline. I'd put the screenplay (as filmed) on the level of Chinatown.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
10:01 am
Today's Internet Poll

Hairy Thunderer


Cosmic Muffin?
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
8:47 pm
People think I'm imagining things when I mention that, when I was five years old, I saw the end of a rainbow. They tell me rainbows don't work that way, the end is always far away because of optical bla bla.

Someone got a picture of theirs. Of course people came out saying it was fake, 'shopped, whatever, but it's been vetted as the real McCoy it would seem.

'sup hatas?
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
1:03 am
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
11:43 pm
Meanwhile, Republicans maintain that since Obama has taken the oath of office twice, he is serving two terms at once and cannot run for re-election in 2012.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
10:43 pm
Happy Obama Day
Today, after listening to all the pomp and punditry on NPR, I drove past a black man dressed as the Statue of Liberty. He was working as a roadside attraction for Liberty Tax Service, but rather than waving at passing cars as he is no doubt expected to do, he was dancing slowly, a reserved sway.

Maybe he was just jazzing up his job.

Maybe he was celebrating Obama's election.

Maybe he was happy to have work at all, even if it means moving randomly about to keep warm while standing on Martin Luther King Boulevard in below freezing weather, protected by a billowy green toga.

Even the most hamhanded and juvenile symbolism deserves close scrutiny.
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