Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pink champagne on ice

Even if you hate the ******* Eagles, you might like this:

(I recently purchased a Gipsy Kings album - it's another fun sing-along album.)

Who's on First?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Classic cartoons

From The New Yorker. Myself, I'm going to bark and blog.

Oh, and here's another classic, including a "reality check."

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Look both ways

The only time I was ever afraid to cross the street was in Shanghai:

(This is not my video - I'll see if I can find some of my photos. Quite a contrast to Bozeman.)

Black Irish

According to my Mother, I am part Black Irish. Back when I had hair on my head, it was black (and then gray, and then gone).

Sturgeon's Law

All this help for writers, and yet Sturgeon's Revelation still holds.

I've been everywhere

Not really. Still, it's a cool Hank Snow song. Here are the lyrics.

I read a story about a motorcycle competiton to visit every one of the locations mentioned. Sounds like it would take a whole summer.


I recently learned that the atlatl is actually a pretty sophisticated device. When does atlatl hunting season start?

Triple feature - rapture

1. For non-believers: The Event
2. An evangelical Christian skewers Left Behind
3. Blondie (Live, 2004)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Annette Bening

I just realized that I have four of her movies on DVD. I thought she looked familiar.

Gong see fai chai

"Best wishes for a prosperous Chinese New Year"

We are entering the Year of the Pig - oink, oink, squeal (;-)

Friday, February 16, 2007


One of the advantages of cats is that they don't make a lot noise. Unless they play piano. All the same - If I had a cat, she could play my piano, if I had a piano.

Pan's Labyrinth

I liked this movie. It's in "Spanish Spanish" with English subtitles.

The funny thing about subtitles - near the end of a movie, one imagines he understands what the actors are speaking. I've seen dozens of subtitled movies (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, even Swedish) - I always feel bilingual at the end.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Books - Ayn Rand

I never read any of her books (novels or philosophy). Don't know how I missed that phase, but I'm kinda glad: I can see how I would have been even more annoying if I had been a Randite ;-) Here are some interesting remarks.

Happy V-Day

Did you realize today was Valentine's Day?

I forgot to get a girlfriend ------ damn ;-)

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Found on the internets:

Double feature: synth pop

Axel F. The "F" stands for "Frog":

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New Blogger

I've switched this blog over to the New Blogger, and also changed the template. It might take a few days to settle down.

Twice in one day

Falling down, that is. Hurt my wrist the first time and smacked my head the second. Still able to use the computer, though ;-)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Movies from books

My favorite YA fantasy is being made into a movie: official movie site, fan site.

In fact, I think I prefer Pullman's "young adult" series His Dark Materials to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. I used to be charmed by Tolkien's "world-building", but now, not so much.


I like it when the bald guy gets the babes, but this is ridiculous:

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The nose knows

The nose knows when it's below zero... mucus freezes at zero degrees Fahrenheit.