Monthly Archives: March 2012

It’s Bruce Campbell in Bubbahotep

…or is it Kurt Russell in 3000 Miles to Graceland? Sometimes those whacky Germans behind the Playmobil lines make goofy choices on what constitutes a toy or play set. I’m pretty certain this one was aimed at the adults because … Continue reading

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Austin’s light rail to SXSW and downtown

I will blather on some more about my reconciliation and good time at SXSW (South by Southwest for those who don’t know) later. Sadly, the nice couple from Houston who took my picture with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf never … Continue reading

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Inconceivable (shirt) lesson!

You all have to suffer a little more of my Princess Bride fascination (or is it an obsession) a while longer! I scored this shirt about a month ago but it didn’t arrive in time for me to wear at … Continue reading

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Making progress health-wise

The new year has been rather productive with my health. I have a long, long way to go but I think I may have finally got the permanent change I’ve wanted to happen rolling. I was doing really great in 2011…until … Continue reading

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My Stars are out of the running

Not like you could easily see it, my playoffs-progression counter down in the lower right part of the site. I know one person caught it because she told me how amused she was over me posting my high scores from Pinballz. … Continue reading

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Hello chumps and chumpettes!

You too can now learn all about 31st Century real estate and becoming a stinkin’ rich landlord by mastering the revolutionary Bender Pennybags technique! Just remember you won’t be a great as him…or as wealthy…or as sexy. I readily admit … Continue reading

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Why the RIAA, SOPA and Hollywood get an F in math

Mr. Reid does an excellent job on taking these crooks and cronies to task on their fuzzy math…no, let’s just call them outright lies. The same lies they told in the Eighties about blank tapes and the VCR; the same … Continue reading

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The Cult

I know what you’re thinking, it’s “These guys are still around?” Pretty much, the Cult was making a big push at SXSW for their upcoming album Choice of Weapon due in May. My friend Chip from Waterloo Records asked me … Continue reading

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If this van is a vibratin’…

…then there’s Scooby Snaks a bein’ eaten! I never thought of Shaggy (nee Norville Rogers III) as being the Dirk Diggler type with the ladies but it would explain why he slouches when he walks.

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Why crowdsourcing with the Internet is crap #1

I know this will automatically draw the ire of the “savvier” (aka, really more dependent or addicted) technology users via their standard, unimaginative rebuttal of “get off my lawn,” but the results from this rather crappy poll annoyed me. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Cats re-enact the Ides of March

Weeks ago, I mentioned how our only male cat (Nemo) has been undergoing a semi-daily regimen of Prozac due to his urinating issues. Overall, it appears to work because Somara forgot to give him a dose last night which resulted … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

Although it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday, my awesome Carl Sagan shirt arrived and this works because there’s a reference to Pi/Pie right above him. Good thing it’s also my “cheat day” with my diet, I think I should go out for … Continue reading

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500 Days to go!

Remember to save the date and certain people (Helen, I’m giving a stern look in your direction) need to make their arrangements to join us in Las Vegas for our tenth wedding anniversary. It’s going to be great. I’m seriously … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Nelson!

My friend and gracious Chicago host from a couple months ago, celebrates his return to the prime-number club today! Nelson is a big Star Trek fan so this year I was able to score a good card to fit the … Continue reading

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SXSW Bingo Card

It’s Spring Break and the NCAA basketball tournament starts this week (Marquette will be eliminated in the second round is my prediction). Meanwhile, it means Austin is overrun for a week by SXSW attendees. Some co-workers had these funny bingo … Continue reading

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Jimmy Neutron about 10 years later

We actually saw this in movie theaters and I can’t remember why we went. I think we were bored on a Saturday morning, the Tinsel Town 20 was nearby and we were jonsin’ for the The Fellowship of the Ring … Continue reading

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