Archive for April, 2004

Old meets new

Friday, April 30th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments’s Vintage Products Photoshop contest.

The iPod entertains me greatly.

(Slow page load on this one. Sorry.)

More linkety goodness

Friday, April 30th, 2004 | Bloggity goodness | 1 Comment

Holy cats! I can’t believe I left Bottom Dwelling off my links for so long, especially since I read it (well, more often, listen to it) all the time!

Sorry, ebk. Long time overdue.

Make me proud, boys.

Friday, April 30th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 2 Comments

A little reminder to the Milwaukee Admirals, who are fighting for their playoff lives tonight:

Gentlemen, I don’t think I need to stress the importance of winning the next two games, but in case you need some extra incentive, maybe this will help you out.

If you lose tonight or tomorrow, you — as the number one team in the league — will have not only lost in the first round to the #5 team in our division, but you will have lost to a team named for a movie starring Emilio Estevez.

Don’t embarrass us, ‘k?

Meme du jour

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 7 Comments

1. Grab the nearest CD.
2. Put it in your CD-Player (or start your mp3-player, I-tunes, etc.).
3. Skip to Song 3 (or load the 3rd song in your 3rd playlist)
4. Post the first verse in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t name the band, nor the album-title.

3rd song, 3rd playlist, if you skip the “radio tuner” iTunes option:
I want something like I remember
And I want something
That lasts forever
I remember times you said
That you’d be true to me
Look at how the weather’s changing

3rd song, 3rd playlist, if you count the “radio tuner” iTunes option:
I got a timebomb, in my mind Mom
I hear it ticking but I don’t know why
I call the police, but they don’t like me
I hear ‘em whispering when I walk by

(Per everyone’s favorite Leptard.)

The horror. The horror.

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Bad prom photos.

Very, very scary. But then again, I’m of the opinion anything anyone wears to prom — ever — is scary. Prom was never my thing.

Damn. “Your Highness” isn’t on there.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 4 Comments

Holy crap. Need a title? United Airlines has one for you when you sign up for their Mileage Plus program. (Click the “Title” pulldown.)

Live at the lakefront…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 4 Comments

Well, it looks like I’ll have to break with recent tradition and actually attend Summerfest this year. Not only are Fountains of Wayne playing on June 27, but now Rufus Wainwright has been announced for the 25th. (Friday at Summerfest. Ick. But I’ll survive.)

Funny how I used to look forward to the fest when I was younger. But then I grew up and realized that 60,000 drunks packed into a mile’s worth of space at the lakefront just weren’t that much fun. Plus the bands really went into a suck spiral there for a few years. (With a few exceptions, of course. Cheap Trick and Wilco have been a saving grace for several years.) But it looks like they’re getting some decent acts this year, so I may have to give it another shot.

Amphitheatre bands still suck, though. Some things never change. Last really good show at the Amphitheatre: Sugarcubes, Nitzer Ebb, Violent Femmes & PIL back in ‘89. (Oh, sure. You laugh, but that was a good line up 15 years ago, especially since we had general admission seats, so it was free.) I think there may have been one more decent show since then, but I’m not recalling it.

Brendan: Irish Fest is held on the same grounds. Summerfest’s grounds map is much nicer than the one over at the McFest site, though the stage names are different and Irish Fest doesn’t have that silly barge in the harbor. Still, gives you a feel for the place.

[Totally unrelated: Blog entry #600, yo. Holy crap.]

Legos truly are geek toys.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

This is fantastic — MC Escher’s Relativity done in Lego.

They did Ascending and Descending and Belvedere too.

Link courtesy o’ the boss (who doesn’t update his blog any more, or I’d link to it).

Mmm. Free ice cream.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 6 Comments

Those of you who live near a Baskin-Robbins, tomorrow night is Free Scoop Night.

Gee, and there’s one not too far from my gym. Looks like I’ll be stopping in on my way home. (Guess that’s another 15 minutes on the cardio, eh?)

Those of you near Ben & Jerry’s shops (sadly, not me), free cone night is tonight.

I wish the squirrels in my yard were this entertaining

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

I shamelessly stole this from BB, but I just had to.

An angry, swearing squirrel venting his rage is just too good to pass up.

You’re gonna want headsets for this one.

And they’re great guys, too!

Friday, April 23rd, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 2 Comments

Some press on what is probably my favorite local band, STaLL.

If you’re in the Milwaukee area tomorrow night, I highly recommend heading over to the BBC to check out their CD release show. (The show’s in the upstairs bar, which conveniently allows you to pretend the entire lower half of the place isn’t filled with drunken college students listening to “Hey Ya.”)

If you’re not in town and want to get a flavor for the band, their site (linked above) has some mp3s available for download.

Unrelated little tidbits

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 3 Comments

Just a couple of little things rattling around in my brain:

  1. Happy Earth Day. Last night I heard a woman on a cell phone say to the person on the other end, “Well, you have yourself a lovely Earth Day tomorrow. I’ll talk to you Friday.” So let me get this straight — the person on the other end got the day off for this? I think that’s a fine idea. All of Wisconsin should have off. Hell, it’s our former governor who invented it.
  2. This past weekend we had unseasonably warm weather. It brought everyone out in force, including the little kids with lemonade stands. I almost stopped at one. Not because I was particularly thirsty or because they had any unusual product, but because both kids manning the table didn’t *quite* have it down right. They had their sign, their little table and chairs, their lemonade and plastic cups, but they were sitting on the corner of their lawn facing their house. I guess their marketing plan was to make you wonder what they were up to so you could come over, scare the bejesus out of them by sneaking up behind them and then ask for some lemonade. Seemed like a fine plan, as far as I was concerned. Then it occurred to me that if they couldn’t get that detail right, maybe the lemonade would be a little suspect as well.
  3. I saw a homeless guy hauling around all of his possessions this morning on my way into work. What made him different from all of the other homeless guys hauling around all of their possessions? He was riding a skateboard. Excellent find, brother.

Here in the Midwest, we like our grottos

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 | General | 7 Comments

A nice little site dedicated to Grottos of the Midwest.

You’ll notice a good chunk of these links are to Wisconsin sites. Our winters are long here. We think up all sorts of interesting ways to keep ourselves busy. There are all sorts of goofy little things in Wisconsin. Hmm. I think I’ve stumbled on a fine idea for another entry. *heads off to do research*

…and one squid

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

20 Monkeys with Hats.

The rest of the paintings are swell, too (especially this one). And there’s another monkey, if 20 wasn’t a good enough fix.


“How much is that in real money?”

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Handy travel phrasebook in multiple languages. Fairly US-centric, but some of it’s just universal.

Plus, it’s just fun to use some of these on friends who don’t speak the language. Mwahh ha ha. (Note: This page is far funnier if you can translate.)

The rest of the site has some fun bits, too.

(Via The Morning News.)

Hey, where’d that muscle come from?

Monday, April 19th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 1 Comment

My gym finally opens today and tonight I’ve got my first of three appointments with one of the trainers. We all know what that means — later tonight and all day tomorrow, Czeltic Girl finds all those muscles she’s forgotten she owns. It also means my Tiger Balm and my ibuprofin and I will become fast friends. (I’m a little worried about the last bit in the italics on that Tiger Balm page. Are they suggesting you eat the stuff? I don’t want to know.)

Looks like it’s also going to be another busy week in Czeltistan. Tomorrow night, Miz Christyl and some friends and I will be heading out to Miller Park for a Brewers game. Well, ok, maybe not so much for the game as to sit around in the foo-foo .300 Club and have cocktails.

Wednesday and Friday nights are the first two Admirals playoff games. I’m hoping the new trophy is in the house and/or the new banners are ready by then. ‘Bout time something with the team’s current logo hung from the rafters.

And finally, Saturday is local band STaLL’s CD release party. Seems like a zillion years since I’ve seen the band. I was beginning to think they were dead, but according to their site, they’re not only not dead, but now a 4-piece. Who knew?

It’s coming for you

Friday, April 16th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Attack of the Giant Hamburger!!!

So… many… things… wrong.

I think the eyes are the most-disturbing part, though the thought of a hamburger with teeth is a bit scary. And if the photo’s not big enough for you already, you can zoom in. Be sure to check out the remaining fiberglass food items and the ceramics.

(Link graciously pilfered from BB.)

Ooh. Yeah. Been there.

Thursday, April 15th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments


Something new to loathe

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 5 Comments

Oh, Powerpoint. You are the least-intuitive program I’ve used in years. And your “help” feature is laughable.

I despise you. A lot.


Fake Faces

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 4 Comments

UK celeb look-alikes.

I want to look away, but I can’t.