Archive for September, 2005

Proof!

Friday, September 30th, 2005

…that religious people are ruining the US! This article is really long, and is written in Academia-speak, but what it boils down to is: Someone did a study to compare the degree of religious belief among 1st-world democracies. Naturally, the US came out waaaaaaaaay higher than the rest of the (sane, normal) world. They then […]

TMP Fun Night

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

That’s Tedious Movie Prick BW and I went to the local art-house theater last night to see the silent 1922 “Nosferatu”, but with a twist. There was a group called the Devil Music Ensemble playing their own soundtrack along with it. I have to say, I thought it was awesome. I can’t really describe what […]

Pompous much?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Time for a little work-related humor/grousing. As recently as 10 years ago, library directors all over the US were called just that: Library Directors. But librarians are a whiny bunch, given to inferiority complexes and hissy fits. So all over Academia, librarians all of a sudden started bitching that even though they are usually classified […]

Flight Plan B

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Went to see Flightplan because of Sean Baby. This isn’t going to be a real review, because the movie can’t hold up to serious scrutiny. Instead, I’ll just blather disjointedly about whatever comes to mind; hey, Ebert does that all the time. Ok, Flightplan was a well-made movie, I’ll give it that. It was sleek […]

Help! I’m Being Repressed!

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Great, now who wants to join my anarcho-syndicalist, Childfree commune??? Which Monty Python & the Holy Grail Character are you REALLY? brought to you by Quizilla

The Good News is, You’re a Mutant

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Warning: May contain TMI Girlsquick So I had to get a mammogram and sonogram yesterday because, to put it delicately, lately I have been quite lopsided. There’s definitely a bunch of ‘stuff’ in tit #1 that is NOT present in tit #2, and it was freaking me out. Even though I’m not 35 yet, this […]

Inter-Solar System Memo

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

To: SUN/Sol, Milky Way Galaxy. From: Pittsburgh, North American continent, EARTH, 3rd planet. Re: Autumnal Equinox. Sir, Will you fuck OFF, already?! Check your internal calibration and call tech support if you need to because it is AUTUMN EQUINOX! Go the hell AWAY, we are SICK of you here! Don’t you have some sub-equatorial countries […]

Wenham Wednesday

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I know that posting hotties on Wednesdays is Loup’s job, not mine, but today I have to make an exception. Happy birthday to David Wenham, my favorite Australian, and Boromir’s lil brother!

Bring on the Fall

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

It’s still summer weather here in Crapburgh, but at least one of the other good things about fall is right around the corner: the Movies!! I look forward to fall and winter movies so much every year; the sweet release from all of the GARBAGE of the summer. This year is looking especially good. There’s […]

Fire up the Candles

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Today is Jeremy Irons’ birthday! He just keeps getting more lovely and talented all the time. Of course, everyone should celebrate by visiting my JI site. But, for the lazy people out there, I’ll just tell you about JI’s upcoming projects. This fall, he will be starring in a made-for-BBC movie about the latter years […]

Drive-By Hotting

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Ok, so I knew the Toronto Film Festival was last week. I knew that Jeremy Irons was there last year, and I missed him by a week. This year, I knew Heath Legder was there, I knew Jake Gyllen..whatever was there, but I did NOT know that SEAN BABY was there!!!!!!!! Auuuugh! I would have […]

God Save the Hottie

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Happy 21st to my favourite Royal, Prince Harry! Asked if he was a party prince or the caring prince, he replied: “I am both of them. If that’s a problem with anyone, then I’m very sorry. “What, does everyone expect me to be just the caring person and not to have a cigarette, not to […]

Crack Prediction

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Dear Crack Monkey, I sit this hot afternoon, seeking shelter from the blazing sun during the second or third straight week without so much as a cloud in the sky, let alone a single drop of rain. And I listen to you begin your second hour of spraying your backyard hose at your sidewalk, your […]

Photographic Evidence

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

….that I am a slacker!! I took out my camera yesterday and was ashamed to see that during Loup’s whole visit, I only took 4 worthwhile pictures! D’oh! You can see them here. There’s a couple from hanging around the house, and some from a trip to a fudge shop.

Chew on This

Monday, September 12th, 2005

How Other Leaders Have Handled Hurricanes President: Nixon Danger: Category-5 Hurricane Camille (August 1969) Area: About the same area as that affected by Katrina Response: Nixon prepared the National Guard in advance, ordering rescue ships from Tampa, FL and Houston, TX to stand waiting along with over a thousand regular military, 24+ helicopters to assist […]

Wooo-whee!

Monday, September 12th, 2005

What a fun time we had during Loup and LK’s visit! Friday night they got into town, and we just relaxed at home with take-away from Mediterranean Grill, idle chit-chat, and whathaveyou. Saturday, we took them Foodie shopping in the Strip District, quick tour of Oakland to see where BW and I work, more shopping […]

Strange Visitors From Another Planet

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Well, not completely, but Loup and LinuxKidd are coming today! They’ll only be here tonight and tomorrow, so I’m going to have to give them a very whirlwind tour, but it’s better than nothing. That said, I’ve gotta go clean my house and get ready. Have a nice weekend!

Praise the Lawd and Pass the Ammo

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Spiteful Loner You are 57% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 57% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant. You are the Spiteful Loner, the personality type that is most likely to go on a shooting rampage. You are a rational person and tend to hold emotions in very low-esteem; not only that, but you are also rather introverted, meaning you […]

New and Improved

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Huzzah, we finished Project: Paint the Basement over the weekend, and even steamed the carpet. Here are the Before n’ Afters.

Why, why, why? : Political Edition

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Why? Why is it that two of the worst disasters to ever happen to the US happened during the administration of a mouth-breathing fucktard? Why is it that any positive, progressive changes that could have come as a result of these disasters will NEVER see the light of day because of said fucktard, his fascist […]