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While surfing around looking for something else, I came across this:

The Princess Menace

Go. Enjoy. 🙂

Another one for the Gift Catalogue

I really should actually put together that gifts page I keep threatening. Though my fear is that if I did, people would buy these things for ME and where would I put them all.

Anyway, I saw this today and thought it was too nifty not to share. The possibilities for, er, entertainment here are pretty endless:

The Twister Duvet Cover!

Go on, roll those dice. You know you wanna. *wink*

Which came first…

Seen in, the Annals of Improbable Research investigates The Famous Chicken & Egg Conundrum.

My Life As Sitcom

Normally, I don’t post these, but I was amused at how completely WRONG most of the actor choices are for my friends.

My LiveJournal Sitcom
Life With autographedcat (TNN, 4:30): autographedcat (Frank Sinatra) hits on betnybean (Tom Cavanaugh)’s co-worker. Later that day, sdorn (Edward Norton) makes fireskin (Catherine Bell) look stupid in front of a large crowd at a restaurant. Nearby, tigerbright (Samuel L. Jackson) breaks fleetfootmike (Sidney Poitier)’s old 100-meter-dash record, but nobody sees it happen. Soon afterwards, bercilakslady (Bill Paxton)’s office’s air conditioning is broken, and keristor (Selma Blair) shows up to fix it. Upstairs, themouseshouse (Rip Torn) and eleanor (Danny Trejo) perform slapstick at a bodega. Zany antics follow.
What’s Your LiveJournal Sitcom? (by rfreebern)

…nor am I out of it

So everyone else is doing it. Why not join in, with your own idiosyncratic viewpoint?

Delightfully wrong…

One of the things I love to collect is odd covers of songs. The more strange the better. Thanks to gridlore, I have a new item in my collection:

A Bluegrass version of “Scotland The Brave”

My mind does strange things…

So someone in a newsgroup I was reading was talking about watching the talking heads on CNN during the coverage of the blackouts, and how the Governor of New Mexico kept insisting “There oughta be a law! There oughta be a law!” and, well…..

Woof! You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to get to this office building here in New York City. But I wonder who that sad little power station is?

I’m just a grid, yes I’m only a grid
When I’m overloaded I blow my lid
Last night I failed and the whole east coast was plunged into darkness
And I couldn’t make light cause I was all out of sparkness
But I know I got repaired today
At least I hope and pray that I did
But today I am still just a grid


This Modern World

Salon today has a great interview with Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, the artist behind the comic strip “This Modern World”.

You’ll have to watch a brief advert to get to the content, but it’s well worth it.

Quote of The Day

I found this in rain_luong‘s journal. Like him, I’ve always been proud of my political leanings, and have grown quite annoyed at the tendency for “liberal” to be a dirty word in modern political discourse. While I consider myself to be a moderate pragmatist if I must be pidgeonholed, I’m not ashamed to say that when in doubt, I err towards the liberal side of the center line.

If your workplace is safe; if your children go to school rather than being forced into labor; if you are paid a living wage, including overtime; if you enjoy a forty-hour week and you are allowed to join a union to protect your rights–you can thank liberals. If your food is not poisoned and your water is drinkable–you can thank liberals. If your parents are eligible for Medicare and Social Security, so they can grow old in dignity without bankrupting your family–you can thank liberals. If our rivers are getting cleaner and our air isn’t black with pollution; if our wilderness is protected and our countryside is still green–you can thank liberals. If people of all races can share the same public facilities; if everyone has the right to vote; if couples fall in love and marry regardless of race; if we have finally begun to transcend a segregated society–you can thank liberals. Progressive innovations like those and so many others were achieved by long, difficult struggles against entrenched power. What defined conservatism, and conservatives, was their opposition to every one of those advances. The country we know and love today was built by those victories for liberalism–with the support of the American people.
–Joe Conason

Right on.

In lieu of an update: a poem

This Is The Day
by Rob Wynne

This is the day we had looked forward to —
When the daily maelstrom of change and movement
had settled back into simple routine
and time no longer whipped past
like a hurricane wind.

This is the day we had looked forward to —
When mundane and ordinary cares could at last be set aside
If only for a couple of days
And we could retreat into the warmth of each other
for a while.

This is the day we had looked forward to —
When the distance between us was no longer
A gaping, unbridgeable chasm
And you were finally able to lie safe and quiet
In my arms.

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