Shopping: they're doing it wrong. … [Read more...] about Never, ever send the boys to Target by themselves.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Short version: Joss Whedon has a musical web serial; go watch it. Longer version: this is the video blog of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), a hapless evil genius who's trying to perfect a freeze ray that will stop time long enough for him to figure out what to say to the … [Read more...] about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
We were in the mood for hamburgers tonight, so we went to a little joint where they have half a dozen booths ranged around a long bar. It's built-in entertainment: you, the sit-down diner, get to listen to the conversations of the beer-and-wings diners. Our bar guys tonight were … [Read more...] about Overheard
Translation from Aburt-speak to English of selected portions of his SFWA presidential platform
Burt's campaign posters cf. Dr. Andrew Burt for SFWA President. See also A Gut Check Moment for SFWA. Greetings gentlebeings! I am embarrassingly out of touch with modern culture. As I indicated last year, my hat is in the ring for SFWA President. I am oblivious to the … [Read more...] about Translation from Aburt-speak to English of selected portions of his SFWA presidential platform
Friends, zombies, countrymen
In honor of the zombie literacy project. I could not resist the text my grad student, Ryan, suggested: Friends, zombies, countrymen, lend me your ears; For they are crunchy and delicious fried. I come to bury Caesar, not to eat him. The evil that men do lives after them, The … [Read more...] about Friends, zombies, countrymen
Oh, the irony
Had trouble getting connected at the sandwich shop tonight… this was the message I got. … [Read more...] about Oh, the irony
From the “are you fucking kidding me?” department
Headline: "Who would have been the best dressed at the Golden Globes?" leading to this story. Excuse me. I have to renounce the intarwebs for a little while now. … [Read more...] about From the “are you fucking kidding me?” department
This week on LiveJournal: fun with pets
Cat vs. Monkey Aubade (scored for four cats and two bipeds): A Play in One Act Howard's customer service card … [Read more...] about This week on LiveJournal: fun with pets
Several excellent reasons not to stay at the Houston Intercontinental Airport’s Marriott hotel
It occurs to me that I haven't yet told you all about the wonderful hotel experience Sarah and I had on our way to Rochester. (By the way, most of the presentations are up, along with lots of photos.) See, our plane from Houston was leaving really early on Saturday morning, so … [Read more...] about Several excellent reasons not to stay at the Houston Intercontinental Airport’s Marriott hotel
There’s always one who’s special.
Via nihilistic_kid, the funniest thing I have read in months: 'Perhaps I have a special anus.' It doesn't matter that I skipped the gym today. My stomach muscles got the workout anyway. In case you have to ask: while it is text-only, I would have to call this extremely NSFW. … [Read more...] about There’s always one who’s special.