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There’s always room for puppets…

Thanks to lysana, I just wasted a perfectly good half-hour reading The Hand Puppet Movie Theatre’s presentation of Serenity.

I am amused, verily.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa…

Dear Santa,

This year I’ve been busy!

Last month I put gum in telynor‘s hair (-12 points). In July I committed genocide… Sorry about that, cadhla (-5000 points). Last Monday I helped kitanzi across the street (6 points). In August I donated bone marrow to catalana in a life-saving procedure (300 points). Last Wednesday I didn’t flush (-1 points).

Overall, I’ve been naughty (-4707 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

Yeah, that sounds fair. Any volunteers? 😉

Update on

Hey, everyone. kitanzi went into surgery for her shoulder at 10:30am, and was done in about an hour. The doctor said that everything went smoothly, and she’s now resting comfortably on the couch in front of the TV. She probably won’t be in front of the computer much the next few days, since her arm is in a sling, but so far, everything is going very well. She’ll see the doctor again next Thursday and they’ll start to discuss rehab/PT options at that time.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support. They mean a lot to both of us!

Narnia/1776 crossover

Mr Tumnus: [as Aslan is about to swat a fly] Mr. Secretary, Narnia abstains, courteously.

[Aslan raises a huge paw at Tumnus, then draws back]

Aslan: Mr. Tumnus, [pause, then roars] WHAT IN THE NAME OF TASH GOES ON IN NARNIA?

Mr. Tumnus: I’m sorry, my lord, but the simple fact is that our legislature has never sent us explicit instructions on anything!

Aslan: NEVER? [slams paw onto his desk] That’s impossible!

Mr Tumnus: My lord, have you ever been to Caer Paravel?

[Aslan shakes his head “No”]

Mr. Tumnus: There are four thrones there, to seat the two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve who are to rule all of Narnia. But the four thrones have been empty for a very long time. With the result that nothing ever gets done. [turns to the Congress as he returns to his seat] I beg the Congress’s pardon.

Aslan: [grimly] My sympathies, Mr. Tumnus.

Sidekick replacement, and a request for info

I think I only mentioned somewhat obliquely that my T-mobile sidekick broke back in September. At the time, I couldn’t afford to replace it, and so I just swapped my SIM chip into one of the old GSM phones we had and figured I’d look into getting another decent phone later.

Today, I finally went in to see what could be done. T-mobile no longer offers replacement plans on the phone, so the best they’d offer was a new phone at $X, with an extension of my contract. I haggled with the store manager and got it down to $X less $50, and brought it home.

Unfortunately, all my data from the old phone is long gone, which includes what was at the time my most current address book. So, If you’d like me to have your most current contact info, please put it in a comment to this entry (all comments are screened and will remain private), or send an email to me (autographedcat@gmail.com). I’d love to have the following info:

Postal address
home phone
mobile phone
e-mail address

Thanks in advance!!

Memage vectored from maedbh7

Would you… (All Comments Screened)

1. give me your number?
2. let me hug you anytime I wanted to?
3. let me kiss you?
4. watch a movie with me…even a really sappy one?
5. let me take you out to dinner?
6. drive me somewhere/anywhere?
7. take a shower with me?
8. have a fling with me?
9. listen to me if I called you crying even if you were out with all of your friends?
10. buy me a drink if i didn’t have money?
11. take me home for the night?
12. let me sleep in your bed?
13. sing karaoke w/ me?
14. sit in the doctors office with me because I didn’t want to go alone?
15. re-post this for me to answer your questions?
16. come pick me up at 3am because my car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere?
20. cry if I died?
21. dance with me?
22. sing happy birthday to me?
23. take advantage of me if I was drunk?
24. strip for me?

(Note: I don’t know what the missing questions 17-19 are. It was on fire when I laid down on it.)

Coming soon to a theatre near you

Coming this fall to London’s West End
Samuel Beckett
teams up with
Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersen
to bring you the hot new musical
Waiting for Bobby Fischer

The play takes place during a world chess tournament where Fischer, as usual, fails to show up. Starring Barry McGovern and Elaine Paige. Reserve your tickets today!

Memage from celticdragonfly

Google your name with the phrase “looks like.” Be sure to put it in quotation marks like “Joe Bob looks like”

  • Rob looks like he doesn’t want to play anymore.
  • Rob looks like Cedric to me because in the promotional photos
  • Rob looks like he’s carrying.
  • Rob looks like he is saying, “What is that thing on your lip?”
  • Rob looks like John Cusack in seedy overdrive
  • Rob looks like a member of N’Sync.
  • Rob looks like he’s lost a bit of weight since the last public appearance he and Amber made
  • Rob looks like he’s about to cry when his mom comes out.
  • Rob looks like an elf
  • Rob looks like him, and a few of the moms in the playground get tongue tied when he’s around.

Daily Digest

Ressurecting my old “Daily Digest” of random stuff that I’ve seen elsewhere on Livejournal or the Internet at Large. Some of it will be informative, some of it humourous, and none of it really worth making an entire post over. Enjoy!

Physorg.com has an article detailing The Most Offbeat Science News of 2005, including researchers in California building DNA profiles from leftovers of a dinner party, the discovery of the stone dwelling puzzle mouse, and the revelation that cane toads are attracted to disco lights.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy food maven Ted Allen spoke with NPR’s Susan Stanberg with turkey tips and other holiday recipes. (The audio link on the page linked requires javascript and RealAudio or Windows Media Player).

Also on NPR, a rememberance of John Langstaff, founder of the Christmas Revels, who passed away last week. I meant to send this to telynor when I heard it on the radio, and figure that it fits nicely here as well.

the_magician and filkertom point to the Music Genome Project. Quoth the Magician:

A group of musicians have listened to tens of thousands of tracks by thousands of artists and figured out a “genetic fingerprint” for each … and then they’ve set up an internet streaming radio station where you can type in an artist you like (e.g. Sarah McLachlan) and they look at the fingerprint (Subtle use of vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation, acoustic rhythm piano, meandering melodic phrasing and mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation.) and play other tracks that they think you will enjoy. You can vote “like”/”dislike” for each track and it will build up a better targetted radio stream for you.

Requires Flash.

kightp links to a delightfully tongue-in-cheek article on the Catholic Church’s decision to close Limbo.

You can buy a tank from Amazon. (Side note to folkmew: Where *else* would you look to buy a tank?)

beige_alert points us towards The Cavalcade of Bad Nativites. Some of this stuff is just pure freakin’ art, man.

Daily Digest

Wired News has a report on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’s practice of editing his own bio article, a violation of Wiki ettiquette. This lead the folks on Slashdot to indulge in the form of pointless wankery that passes for sport on Slashdot. I’m not sure why I find it so amusing, but I do.

Speaking of Slashdot, they have a fun Q&A session with Adam Savage and Jaimie Hyneman, the presenters of Discovery’s wonderful TV show MythBusters

Just in time for the holidays, It’s A Wonderful Life in 30 seconds and re-enacted by bunnies. Requires Flash. And a somewhat robust sense of amusement.

Chicago Magazine has a long and fascinating feature article on Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert. I love reading Ebert’s reviews, not because I always agree with him, but because his obvious passion for the art of movies permeates every word he writes about them. I just finished reading his book, “I Hated Hated Hated This Movie”, a collection of negative reviews from throughout his long career. Go read it, it’s interesting stuff.

Phil Dunlap’s wonderfully funny new comic strip, Ink Pen, ran into a bit of a problem: it turns out, one of it’s signature characters, Captain Victory, shared a name with a character created by the late, great Jack Kirby. Unfortunately, the trademark on the name still belongs to the Kirby estate. Rather than get bogged down in unpleasantness, Dunlap worked the problem into the strip. (Link to first strip in series, which continues through the week.)

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