I could do with both less captioned commentary and more actual commentary. The captions take away from the experience, but the commentary really enhances it. First world problems. Hat tip: Kottke
Here is what is annoying about the lottery. If the two people who won yesterday had played the Powerball Simulator twice a week for the equivalent of 7,000 years (like I did yesterday), they would not have won (like I did not win). Then they would have said to themselves, “Self, them is some bad […]
Kevin Smith Making Hockey Movie With Mitch Albom Based On Warren Zevon Song ‘Hit Somebody’ — Holy Crap. Best song (about hockey) ever. I don’t really care for Kevin Smith, but it might just be his imagination I don’t care for, so this movie stands a chance of being all kinds of awesome.
On this trip I’m reading The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan. I’m just at the beginning, where he is talking about apples and John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed). Historical books have always interested me (as do historical novels with a wee bit of fiction in them) and so I find this part especially fascinating. […]
One of my favorite books growing up was Bring on the Empty Horses by David Niven, an autobiography of his life in Hollywood, full of amusing stories about Hollywood greats and their lives off camera. My mother had it on her bookshelf. Niven was an accomplished but not overly famous actor in his day, but […]
As a result of the South Beach diet we’re not really on, I have been drinking a lot of Crystal Light lately (yay, Aspartame!). I flirted with Crystal Light a number of years ago, mostly with the “Natural Lemonade” flavor (which is far from natural, but pleasantly sour and cloyingly sweet, btw), but we’re drinking […]
So, we’re sitting around Saturday morning, one kid is watching TV (yes, we know) while the other is playing happily with the big, vinyl-covered foam blocks we keep telling you are the most awesome toy ever. Gazing in admiration at them, we decide that maybe we should buy another set, as these are five years […]
OMG, I am so pleased to finally have some empirical evidence to point to. For the longest time I thought my wife understood, and was consciously putting the rolls on the right way. Then one day she put one on wrong, and when I asked her, she had no idea what I was talking about. […]
Been obsessed with Feist’s song, “1234,” lately, and then this passes across my feed reader. Thank you, Entertainment Weekly. That said, is that a wee French (Canadian) accent I hear?
Our hearts go out to the people, including friends, in Iowa this week. We lived in Iowa City for seven years, and still consider it home. Seeing the pictures, reading the stories, it has been wrenching. While nobody we know has been displaced, everyone we know has been affected. We wish them the best of […]