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Archives for: July 2012

31 July 2012

Seen in an OK Cupid profile.... "Angelina Jolie is a not-too-distant cousin of mine and yes, I'd still do it."

30 July 2012

Food food food. I have had a lot of good food over the last few days. What good food have you eaten lately?
Driveway terror!!!
Anybody happen to know what kind of oil they use in Japanese places at food courts? I ordered beef teriyaki without the teriyaki sauce, and noticed that the beef was even oilier/greasier than something fried up at the local greasy spoon diner. What exactly are they using, anyway?

29 July 2012

28 July 2012

I'm not really interested in the Olympics. But my wife is. Read more...
Life Of Pi Trailer This looks gorgeous.
Good Albums on Cassette. I've been lost in this Tumblr blog all morning. Great, nostalgic scans.

27 July 2012

My strangest google yet...
Photo Friday: Landscape, Mountains, Woods

26 July 2012

Help with iTunes & iPhone. I downloaded a ringtone from the iTunes store on my iPhone. I then plugged my iPhone into my computer to charge it. The ringtone is now on my computer's iTunes, in the Tones category, but has disappeared from my phone. Help?
Andy Warhol and Nico as Batman and Robin, from 1967. I love these pics SO MUCH. (Google says they're from a photoshoot for Esquire.)
OMG GOOGLE RAINBOW BUNNY! apparently the mascot for Google Fiber internet service in Kansas City (both of 'em).

25 July 2012

Can you scritch it? Previously I posted the lyrics I wrote for the theme song I need for my career as an international spy and eventual movie franchise. Ardiril has very kindly written and recorded the song. I'm deaf and napped through it, but the person assures me it's not to be missed.
Photo Friday Advance: Landscape, mountains, woods - suggested by mygothlaundry, pjern, and lysdexic

24 July 2012

MetaChat HandyPerson Problem Whuffles to anyone who can help me rewire my lamp.Read more...
The Tyranny of Things in 1893. Apparently McMansions existed then.
Feminism & Co. A really fun looking series of programs from the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Happy birthday, occhiblu!

23 July 2012

Wanting to thank mdonley for the recipe he posted for Poulet Roti a la Provencal because I make it all the time now and it's awesome and it's currently in the oven and I'm very much looking forward to it. Yum.
How to say Los Angeles. I was watching Double Indemnity (1944) yesterday and noticed a couple of different pronunciations of "Los Angeles" (hard "g" versus soft "g"), and wondered when it became standardized. Interesting story.

22 July 2012

21 July 2012

The Chick-Fil-Gay sandwich. "Less sugar, less salt, and less funding for anti-human rights organizations" is how Hilah Johnson of Austin, TX puts it as she shows you how to make your own fried chicken sandwich at home. It looks delicious, and it doesn't help fund Chick-Fil-A's donations against marriage equality. I've never been a big Chick-Fil-A fan myself, but apparently some gay folks LOVE their food. BONUS: The Muppets promoted their last movie w/ toys at Chick-Fil-A, but they've just said We won't do any more business with haters.
Holy Smoke I just saw Holy Smoke! How is Harvey Keitel so sexy? He is. Was. I suppose he'll be leaving us soon. What a wonderful actor. And god bless Kate Winslett, of course. Jane Campion rules.
Weekend 3-point update: what are you up to?

20 July 2012

"This tragic event confirms all my preconceived notions" Someone wrote a short ironic essay - perhaps after 9-11 - to the effect that once again, the writer's political views have been shown to be true in every respect. I think I first saw the essay on MetaFilter. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I live in the Denver area and I would like to read the essay after last night's shootings. Thanks.
When a perfectly fine craft hobby goes overboard, 70s style. What kills me is the fact that she's even gone after the child's toys.
Gig on Aug 17th I just offered a gig across the street from my house and I have until Sunday to decide if I want to do it. But what to do? Call in my musicians, get new ones or just do my own thing?
I do covers of covers, songs they won't play anymore or things by people who have passed. Hmm.
Standards? 90s revival? Backbar cowpunk whiskey rock?
The more they drink, the more I get paid and I could use the money.
Photo Friday: Solace

19 July 2012

(In a Voice Like John Oliver on the Bugle. . .)PROSTATE CANCER UPDATE NOW! Read more...

18 July 2012

I thought of you, MetaChat, when I saw the 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened.

The lamb/volcano photo is a work of art, though.
It's World Listening Day! In observation, here's a 47-minute compilation of my field recordings from around the globe, from Bulgaria to Burning Man: Village musicians, muezzins, street ambience, emergency radio broadcasts, and more. Enjoy!
What Superpower Do You Have in Dreams? After yet another dream in which I was able toRead more...
Uh-oh... it's a bunny on a bender! Also, a music video for a very cool song by the band Whitman.
Photo Friday Advance: Solace, suggested by tortillathehun

17 July 2012

Bunny movie reviews and recommendations please Especially interested in the "new" Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises, but happy to get any flick recs from bunnyland.
Slender Man game released. A fun playthrough video, and a download mirror thread (the original site goes offline frequently due to high traffic) on Reddit.

16 July 2012

How many gerbils does it take to screw in a light bulb? Read more...
Monday 3-point update

15 July 2012

Recommend me a proxy?
This happened to me last night and threw me for a loop. Has this ever happened to you?Read more...

14 July 2012

The Trilby theme Judging from my experience (watching spy movies with the person), most spies seem to have a theme song. So I wrote one to be prepared for my future career as an international spy.

Your Saturday morning time suck. Roadside Architecture

You're welcome, BP.
Stressy AskMe Posts! Lost cats! Door won't open!

13 July 2012

"Once I Had A Love" was a song that the band Blondie eventually turned into one of their biggest hits, "Heart of Glass" in 1979. I like the finished version more than the earlier version, but that may just be because "Heart of Glass" was so ubiquitous on the radio while I was growing up.
My kitty is sick. Please send her whuffles.
Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of furr - Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr
Here I go again I must be mad. Watch me here
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I told you didn't I tell you A while ago I made a thread about how hip hop has being inundated by (or growing a) 'hipster' class but that it's hard to articulate something like that on a specific basis if I wanted to write an article about itRead more...
Gorilla flips off photographer. Please note that she is using the west coast bird as apposed to the east coast version. Appropriate since she is a Western Lowland Gorilla. Which version of the bird do you flip?
Wanted: Creative questions for a "How Well Do You Know the Bride" quiz game about my sister for our pseudo-bachlorette outing tomorrow.Read more...
Photo Friday: Contrasts

12 July 2012

Putting a privacy fence around my front yard? I like the idea of putting a wood privacy fence around my entire yard, front and back, with perhaps an iron gate at the driveway. But no other houses on my street have a fence around the front yard.Read more...
The perfect Internet They will never perfect the Internet until they develop a site where a hand comes out of the computer and slaps you upside the head.
My week to post old ads, I guess. Is the woman's position even physically possible in real life?

11 July 2012

Creepy. Some NSFW.
I'm in one of those bad moods were you over identify with a fictional character But said fictional character is kind of embarrassing so I'm just stewing, does this happen to anyone else?
The Dipr The perfect solution to the first-world problem of getting your fingers covered in milk while dipping your Oreos. I totally bought one of these and it arrived yesterday. Ridiculousness aside, I love it.
Photo Friday Advance: Contrasts, suggested by mygothlaundry

10 July 2012

The great thing about this kitchen, is that it gives you time to PAINT.
New sidebar art! Many thanks to Splunge for being the first in our "single photographer" sidebar series.

09 July 2012

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown can't make this stuff up.. delusional liar marries much older wife, climbs DC society, marriage ends with murder
A Memorable Day (Whine Alert). . . My wife's sister was visiting from out of state, andRead more...

08 July 2012

“I’ve been shot, stabbed, kicked, punched through barroom doors by Spencer Tracy and Gary Cooper, pushed in front of moving subway trains, devoured by rats and a giant mutated fish, blown up in spaceships, melted down into a Technicolor puddle, jumped into a snake pit, and I perished from thirst in the Sahara Desert,” R.I.P. big guy.

07 July 2012

Remember this guy? It turns out that, like Dimitri the Lover, his search for romance is multi-media. He just messaged me on OKCupid about two days after I set up an account there.Read more...

06 July 2012

Faith in humanity restored.
What little act of kindness have you seen recently that filled your heart and made your day/week? I'll start.Read more...
Photo Friday: Robots

05 July 2012

Audition. Good description of the classical music audition process, in this case percussionist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I sure as heck couldn't go through this.
Wooden Roller Coasters! This is a cool NY Times article about a guy who still designs wooden roller coasters- be sure to watch the video, as well. I love the interview with the very mid-western nun who's a coaster freak.
Dorothy Parker, interviewed in the Paris Review, 1956 I dunno about the veracity of this but it's remarkable if true: It was terrible about Scott; if you’d seen him you’d have been sick. When he died no one went to the funeral, not a single soul came, or even sent a flower. I said, “Poor son of a bitch,” a quote right out of The Great Gatsby, and everyone thought it was another wisecrack. But it was said in dead seriousness.
MeFiSwap Summer 2012! The current MeTa thread is closed. Anyone else excited about their mixes? I've got all my tunes picked out but I plan to spend a chunk of today doing the editing, EQing, and mixing (since mine are always done DJ-style). I'll also be posting it on my Web site once the swap is out.
Can I tell you about a perfect experience? It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper-- no, strike that. I'm going to use images, so I'll get to the meat of the post in the first comment. Some of this post comes from an old rec.aviation USENET group posting I made way back when.

04 July 2012

Photo Friday Advance: Robots, suggested by lysdexic

03 July 2012

So you kids think YOU'RE happy to reach the end of the school year? This was done by teachers in the town I used to live in, and pretty daggone cute.
I have just published a book called The Conspiracies of Dreams My novel is about an Egyptian spy who falls in love with an Israeli woman prior to the 1956 Suez War. The book spans 3,000 years of history and questions what forms our roots, religion, identity, and loyalties. It is a combination of Samson and Delilah, Romeo and Juliet, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. William Shakespeare helped me write a great deal of it, and he was nice enough not to ask for any royalties, but Rogers and Hammerstein did.

I'd love to know what you all think of it.

02 July 2012

Cliff-hanging architecture: great photos of vertigo-inducing monasteries in the mountains of Asia. These kinds of places were clearly the inspiration for the monastery in the EXCELLENT movie Black Narcissus (1947), though that one was shot completely on a sound stage. (Scroll down for a shot of the monastery in the film.)
Wow, today's hipster-inspired fashion seems to be entirely based on this Jane Fonda photo from the 60s.
Strutts Health Vest Cotton I came across this vintage knitting pattern this morning. This is not one of the vintage knitting patterns you drool over and want to make. This is one you must just view in proper historical context: as the perfect thing for a miserable, Valium-addicted housewife to make her closeted gay husband.

01 July 2012

Forgive Us Our Press Passes This story from this week's "This American Life" gave me heartburn. The state of journalism is so completely fucked in this country, it isn't even funny.Read more...
Comfortably Numb? You will need to be in order to get through this cover of that song.
Happy Birthday, firas!