Archive for September, 2007

Girls On Film

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Is it just me, or does it demonstrate a baffling lack of cultural self-awareness for Arab TV to – in all earnestness – analyze why some Saudi women are getting undressed on the web?

I wonder where one can find these women online.

You know, for investigative and educational purposes only.

Because I’m pure and innocent.

Like a puppy.

A snow white puppy.

Made of butterflies.

And love.

Full Metal Mitt Mobile

Thursday, September 27th, 2007


(found via Mark Shea)

RMBB 7:2 “You Will Be Hearing of Beers and Rumors of Beers…”

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

“…but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”

Well, the end of the night anyway.

There’s always another RMBB.

Nothing official. Details being sorted.

Patience, beerhopper, patience.

Because, Yes, I Like to Remind Myself How Old I Am On a Regular Basis

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Sure, it’s a bit dated (21 years or so), but here’s a video from David & David, “Welcome to the Boomtown,” the best somewhat-known cut from an under-appreciated album:

Every time I have iTunes make a random MP3 CD for me, one of their tracks seems to find its way on there, because Apple is all kinds of smart.

Except for that whole Apple TV venture.

And, uh, the way that there’s a bit of a major label backlash growing against their tyrannical market ways.

But when it comes to David & David?

Pure genius, baby.

Pure, sweet, 80s genius.

Somewhat Related: Another good way to feel the passage of time is to be throwing out old receipts and see that, in early 2000, you paid Amazon $972 for an Olympus digital camera with a whopping 3.2 megapixels. Although, you know, for my purposes it still takes some nice photos (and will continue to do for the next 50 years, because, damnit, I paid nearly $1000 for that thing).

More: I think I might have linked to this video before. More evidence that I’m getting old and forgetful.

Hey. Do I know you?

Silly, Harmless Beliefs – An Unending Series

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s a sad, sad day when someone kills a child because there’s no such thing as gods or demons or evil spirits.

Oh, sorry, got that all back-ass-wards, didn’t I?

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach man told police that he used a butcher knife to kill his 1-year-old nephew because he believed the boy was possessed, investigators said.

As always, I don’t think the beliefs were the primary cause, just one more irrational enabler in an irrational chain of events.

Very Important! Must Read!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

There will be a test, and it will go on your permanent record.

Fiona’s Your Number One Fan

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Well, that is, if you’re The Go! Team.

Yes, my wee lass has forsaken the silly rhymes, hand clapping, and gooey-gloppity of modern kids’ fare, opting instead for the “70s-action-movie-chase-scene-horns meets cheerleaders meets some old school hip hop” goodness of The Go! Team.

Watch out, for when the first melodic riff of “The Wrath of Marcie” comes on the stereo, Fiona will be yelling “Yes, that one! That’s my favorite! I can’t hear it!”

Yeah, I have strange kids.

So, What Did I Miss?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

It seems that, thanks to a rather nasty bug or two of some sort, I have been asleep since late Saturday night until 2:30pm this afternoon, only waking periodically to drink more orange juice or take another dose of NyQuil.

That was fun.

Roll Tide!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Yeah, even though we lost to Georgia, I support my Crimson Tide.

The Bulldogs played a good game, probably a better game overall, but our taking it to overtime made it all the more exciting.

Alas, there was no joyous claim to drunken victory as during last week’s game, but – hey – can’t win them all (except when you do, and become National Champions).

Musical Grammar Lesson

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I remember this song.


(found via – blessed be! – Tod Goldberg)