Archive for May, 2011

balticon wrap-up, and a short elegy-ish thing for missed opportunities of youth

31 May

As I’d mentioned previously, we spent the weekend at Balticon doing the geek thing. Generally, I believe a good time was had by all, though I will freely admit that a long-weekend convention is probably about twelve to eighteen hours longer than I’m used to or (more likely) capable of handling without a little bit […]

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quickly sharing

30 May

Spent the weekend at Balticon, which I shall write up later, probably, but for now, I just wanted to post this video of a song I heard performed this weekend, which I thought was funny, and finally makes that damned passive aggressive NiceGuy™ song tolerable:

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friday random ten: “pre-con” edition

27 May

As soon as the kids get home from school, we’ll be heading on up to Balticon for some weekend geeking out. Hope traffic doesn’t suck. “September Song” – Django Reinhardt “Wart Hog” – The Ramones “Chewbacca (What A Wookiee)” – Supernova “What I am” – Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians “Perfect Smile” – The […]

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I wish…

26 May

…that (a) this statement by “Lori on slacktivist wasn’t true, and (b) that I was clever enough to phrase it this way first: In fairness, there has been a vigorous 3 decade long campaign to redefine Liberal as “slightly to the left of Ho Chi Minh” and also, inexplicably, “Hitler”. If you believed that you’d […]

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towel day

25 May

I hope all you hoopy froods have your towels handy, because it’s that time of year. I’ve got mine, how about you? All in good fun, Towel Day is a totally made up (aren’t they all?) holiday in celebration of the life and work of Douglas Adams, the man who brought us not nearly enough […]

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cut out reviews the fourth – I really need to set up a category for these

24 May

Once again, a couple of short thoughts on some records: ♦Damn Yankees – Don’t Tread: Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Tommy Shaw (Styx), and Ted Nugent, all relatively heavy hitters in the 70s and 80s, joined forces in the 90’s to form this “super group” and had several hits, a couple of which were on this, […]

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“I’m Welsh.”

24 May

New Torchwood coming this summer, with what looks like an interesting set of all-new, all-American guest stars: Best image in the trailer? Gwen with the baby in one hand and the honking huge hand cannon in the other…though I did like the bit where she drops the one liner and throws the haymaker at Sierra. […]

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weekend etc.

23 May

Not the most exciting couple of days, but I got some stuff done…for example, if my soul was as clean and untarnished as my bathtub was by Saturday afternoon, I almost certainly would have gotten Raptured.* Otherwise, we unloaded the eldest child at girl scout high adventure camp for a couple of days, did a […]

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cutout racks – third time’s the charm

20 May

♦Elvis Costello – Brutal Youth: Remember the BMG mail order CD club? The one where you got a little catalog and a postcard every month and if you didn’t return the postcard by a certain time (and sometimes even when you did), they’d send you (and charge you for) a CD you didn’t necessarily want? […]

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friday random ten: “sixty percent live” edition

20 May

So Yeah, it took me almost five hours to get back home from the DC office yesterday. That sucked. “I’m Your Moon” (live) – Jonathan Coulton “Our Great Divide” (live) – Tarja Turunen “Disturbance at the Heron House” (live) – R.E.M. “Nugget Man” (live) – Paul & Storm “Miracle” – Paramore “Virginia Woolf” (live) – […]

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