Archive for September, 2011

because there hasn’t been a cat video in a while…

30 Sep

…here are some kittens accidentally turning on the vacuum cleaner:

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friday random ten – “coming down” edition

30 Sep

A great time was had by all at the TMBG w/ Jonathan Coulton show; nice to see so many friends there. Plus, you know, it rocked. Coulton w/ the band is really very good, and TMBG are as awesome as always (and not just because Flansburg hits me up on twitter now and then). Now, […]

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Do Something!

28 Sep

Now, when it comes to comics, I’ve always been more of a Marvel kid, though I’m relatively familiar with the Distinguished Competition, and have been sort of keeping up with the news about the latest reboot over at DC, where they’re starting the universe over at square (or issue number) one for all the characters, […]

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defy expectations

27 Sep

I saw this piece, “Performing Motherhood”, over at slacktiverse, and well, it resonated. For many reasons. Go forth, and read it*. _____________________ *-Also, check out the comments, where someone talks about this anecdote, and eloquently describes what’s so creepy and wrong about the adulation heaped upon this (probably totally fabricated) piece of glurge.

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programming imitates life

26 Sep

In case your computer doesn’t understand what the average week feels like for me, your typical upper-middle class wage slave: 10 Monday 20 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 40 Thursday 50 zip -a -ex weekend.zip Friday Saturday Sunday 60 Goto 10 Apologies if this doesn’t conform to the syntax of any particular programming language, it’s a metaphor […]

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cutout xviii – defining eras and the live experience

24 Sep

This edition hit some interesting notes – two of these records, it turns out, end up defining particular eras in my lifetime, even if I didn’t realize it. The others are just really cool records. Also, I this is another one of those mixes where I’ve all the artists live a lot, which to me […]

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friday random ten – “wheels on the hatchback” edition

23 Sep

So, I was a schoolbus this morning, because one of my children couldn’t get her stuff together on time. We can’t make a habit of this. Anyway, here’s some tunes for a rainy schoolbus morning: Honestly – Zwan Stories Last Call – Patty Griffin Kiss – Prince Batbox – Miss Kittin Damn You Look Good […]

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they’ve reached their destination, but I wish it was still a ways away

21 Sep

In between bouts of wrangling paperwork today, I noticed several mentions on twitter that R.E.M. has ended its run. For me, this is a sad and surprising development, but at the same time, it kind of feels natural. The last two records aside (Accelerate and Collapse Into Now are both VERY GOOD), R.E.M. has been […]

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a tale of two movies, and a review of one of them

21 Sep

Like a lot of things, in the exclusive <cough>, elite <coughhack> world of the pre-release movie screenings, once you’re in the system, you’re in the system, and more opportunities to participate find you without you spending a whole lot of time looking for them. For example, last night, I had managed to find myself holding […]

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shouldn’t they at least be on to the personal massager character on Yo Gabba Gabba by now?

19 Sep

Fred just totally nails this one: …Say what you will about the late Jerry Falwell, but at least he always worked to keep his lamentations up-to-date. When Teletubbies were a thing, he preached against the gay menace of Teletubbies, but he wasn’t still going on about Tinky Winky five years later. The standards for right-wing […]

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