Archive for October, 2006

Halloween Hottie

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Give it up for the man who inspired St. Peter’s look, and all subsequent Goth Bois to follow…. Conrad Veidt in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari! Yes, this look was down pat in 1919, and hasn’t really ever been improved upon since then.  St. Peter does it just as good, but no one has rocked […]


Monday, October 30th, 2006

THIS right here is why guns should be outlawed. ALL of them! Every kind! I don’t CARE about your fucking rights! Libertarians FUCK OFF. No one has any RIGHT to do this, unless they then immediately turn the gun around and blow their own head off. FUCKERS! I hope whoever did this is caught, strung […]

Drive-By Hotting: Birthday Cake

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Hey! It’s my birthday, and we’re gonna look at what I wanna look at!! My oh my.  That picture is just pure sex, isn’t it?  You can tell that one came from a Pre-Code movie. Smokin’!!

Now THIS is a Stupid Quiz

Friday, October 27th, 2006

You Are a Caramel Crunch Donut You’re a complex creature, and you’re guilty of complicating things for fun.You’ve been known to sit around pondering the meaning of life…Or at times, pondering the meaning of your doughnut. To frost or not to frost? To fill or not to fill? These are your eternal questions. What Donut […]

Things in Pittsburgh that Don’t Suck: 2

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Things That Don’t Suck, Issue 2: Frick Park Frick Park is a huuuge park with many different sections that runs along the back borders of several neighborhoods: Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, Point Breeze, and there is even a section of bike trail that supposedly you can take all the way to the Aquafacade..ermm Waterfront…shopping blight. […]

Drive-By Hotting

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

*screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech!* *blam! blam! blam! blam!*

Da roof, da roof…

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Like I said, we finally finished up the roofing project. The roof on the main body of the house is fine, installed just a few years ago. But for whatever reason, the homeowners decided not to put new shingles on the small roofs over the front porch and the kitchen addition. Our home inspector told […]

Bloody hell!

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Let me tell you about my craptacular weekend! Friday: Our car’d been acting funny.  We were afraid the tranny was bad, and would cost us thousands and/or require us to buy a new car.  The good news is, that wasn’t the problem — there was an electrical component messed up in the ‘shifting module.’  Whatever […]

The Feast of Bela

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Lately I’ve realized that, completely by accident mind you, this site reflects my discarded Catholic upbringing. It has patron saints and saint’s days, and Holy Days of Obligation. Today is one of those. That means we either get the day off from school, or else if we do have school then we all get rounded […]


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

You know, I don’t know why the sheer incompetence and stupidity of people in LA continues to surprise me, and yet sometimes it still does. Last night was supposed to be the premiere of ma baby Donal’s new series, The Knights of Prosperity. Supposed to be. But literally at the last minute (the announcement was […]

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Here’s something to cheer up that crappy morning I was having (see previous post.) Happy Birthday, Most Divine Being!! We mortals of Earth praise thy celestial glory. (As an aside, did you know that today is also Montgomery Clift’s birthday? Is there something about this date that creates astoundingly beautiful people, or is it mere […]

Protected: Things that I don’t Need

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

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No such thing as too much Truman

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Huzzah, we got to see Infamous on Friday night! Infamous is ‘the other Capote movie.’ It was made at the same time as Capote, but released a year later. Makes for an interesting academic exercise…take the same subject, two sets of actors and filmmakers, make two different movies. Is it possible for them both to […]

Rock Me Amadeus

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

You Scored 85% Correct You are an 80s expertYou never confuse New Order with the Pet Shop Boys You know which classical musician Falco rocked When it comes to 80s music, you Just Can’t Get Enough! How Much Do You Know About 80s Music?

Things in Pittsburgh that Don’t Suck

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

A planned Infrequent Series Number 1: Srees Foods Visit my new Things That Don’t Suck gallery! Watch for more updates. For those of you not in PGH, meet Sree. Sree has become an institution in the academic ‘hoods of Pittsburgh. Twelve (!) years ago, he set up shop selling homestyle Indian lunches out of a […]

The Greatness of Failure

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Today is a sort of national holiday here at Tarsierjungle, as we celebrate the birthday of Edward D. Wood, Jr.   Take a moment to honor the man and his work…better yet, call off work and take a whole day.  If you get fired, so what?  It wouldn’t stop Ed, and you shouldn’t let it stop […]

Snip em Up, Move em Out

Monday, October 9th, 2006

A few months ago, I started volunteering. It’s something I’ve meant to do ever since I got my part-time/from-home job five years ago, but when I was stranded in Crack Monkey Land it just took too much effort. Now that I’m centrally located, it’s a different story. I used (thanks Loup!) and found a […]

Dear Mrs. Gable

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Today is Carole Lombard’s birthday. I’m not that well-versed in Ms. Lombard’s lore or films, but I have a great respect and affection for her anyway. In the few films of hers I’ve seen, she is great. Perfect comic timing, smart but could play the ditz, and so, so gorgeous. Look at her rocking that […]

Clooney on Clive

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

No, not like that! Get your minds out of the gutter, pervs! It was Clive’s birthday yesterday, so first of all Happy Belated Bday Clive! You know you’re a hottie when even other hotties comment on your hotness. Which brings us around to George. In the forthcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Clooney says Clive is […]


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

You can add another -free suffix to our credentials.  Not only are we childfree, smokefree, SUVfree, and religionfree, we are now….VERIZONFREE!! Finally, we got our Vonage set up.  It was a long process; first we had to switch from Verizon DSL to cable internet because the Vonage isn’t very compatible with DSL.  Then we had […]