Every time I reply to a post the Tumblr app on my phone crashes.
The lady on this conference call is named Adeola. It’s a pretty name but unfortunate. She has an accent, so it sounds indistinguishable from Areola. It takes focus to address her by the right name.
All That Is Interesting: The First Zombie-Proof... →
all-thats-interesting: Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings. Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job) 28 Days Later and the best-selling …
Half your age plus seven
I have this memory from the summer of 1979. It was hot, humid, and my family was at the public pool. My mother gave me a quarter to buy a soda from the vending machine. I remember staring at it as I stood in line. I also remember a crowd of people fussing over a newborn baby girl. I had recently turned 7 years old. I remember thinking how strange it was that I was so big, and she was so...
Dumb and Dumber
I just started playing Dumb and Dumber in Netflix Instant. My wife looked over and said, “Gas was $1.09 in this movie?!” Hard to believe, right?
James Joyce’s book Ulysses was set on June 16th, 1904. His fans like to celebrate the day, which is named Bloomsday after the protagonist Leopold Bloom. Some fans will celebrate it by taking the day off and going to book readings. Others will walk through Dublin and watch actors reenact the book “in real time” at various places throughout the city. Still others will just go...
I just realized it’s been over 20 years since I’ve kissed someone in the rain. How sad is that?
A Texas Snow Day
Thunderstorms knocked out the power at work today, giving most people the rest of the day off. I’ve got way more work than time to complete it, though, so I’m here by myself working from my laptop batteries. Actually, I’m not completely by myself. The fire department just came through. I can’t even buy lunch from the vending machine because of course that requires...
Caturday Fun Fact!
Did you know cats have a band of about 120-150 rear-pointing spines (barbs, essentially) at the base of their penis? These spines cause physical harm to the other cat’s lady parts during intercourse. At first, I thought this was disgusting, and I even lost a little respect for my male cats. But it turns out to be a clever feature to propagate the species. It helps the male cat stay...
Where is my mind? →
Seriously, have you seen it?
Happy Star Wars Day! I’m not sure if the iPhone is posting my video. It’s the Darth Vader shoes my son got this weekend. The lighting/video don’t do them justice. They’re the coolest kids shoes I’ve ever seen. Not sure why they don’t come in adult sizes.
Happy Shakespeare's Birthday!
Okay, it’s really the date of his death. But since nobody knows his real birthday, and he was baptized on April 26th, people generally celebrate his birthday on the 23rd. I’m disappointed that so many people recognized Hitler’s birthday on Twitter but not Shakespeare’s.
Wax Audio Mashups →
Am I the last person to know about this site? Awesome video/audio mashups. Like Ghostbusters and AC/DC, or Nirvana and Europe. It’s worth a peek to see if any mashups tickle your fancy. I couldn’t help but think of @MrWordsWorth, especially after his tweets about mashups today.