Archive for September, 2005

These birds are hipper than you

Thursday, September 29th, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments


And no, ya perv. It’s not a porn site.

These are my favorites so far.

Joss Whedon, I loves you

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 | Joss Whedon-y Goodness | 1 Comment

Reuters article on Serenity, for those of you who aren’t already diehard Browncoats and would like a little background before you go.

“We have a much broader base than just sci-fi people,” [Whedon] says. “That’s what I found in our screenings so far. They’re a diverse group, fairly well-adjusted socially, and I expect that a lot of them are even having sex. I really think the line between geeks and the rest of the world is blurring.”


The wait is finally almost over

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 | Joss Whedon-y Goodness | 3 Comments

Only a few more days until the Big Damn Movie is out, and we’re going to see it on the Ultra Screen. (So they really will be Big Damn Heroes. Very, very big.) Can’t hardly wait. In addition to really liking the idea of a 30-foot-tall Nathan Fillion, I can’t wait to see my very favoritest ship on the big screen.

“Okay. So she won’t win any beauty contests, that’s true enough. But she’s solid. Ship like this, be with ya ’til the day you die.”

Oh, sweet SkyMall. What would we do without you?

Monday, September 26th, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 5 Comments

Steelbuddha sent me this gem from Penny Arcade.

An excellent idea. I think there will be one more fun diversion on the plane trip to Ireland this year.

Behold, the (dream) power of cheese

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments

Hockey Buddy was telling me about this study over the weekend, but I’d forgotten to check into it until I saw it mentioned in The Morning News.

Apparently there’s an English old wives’ tale about cheese giving people nightmares if it’s eaten before bedtime. (This is clearly not any sort of rumor that would make it far in Wisconsin.) To put the rumor to rest, the British Cheese Board did a study of 200 men’s and women’s dreams, based on the type of cheese they ate before sleep. Results of the study, by type of cheese, are listed in the link above.

I can’t say as I’ve ever noticed any correlation between cheddar consumption and dreams of celebrities, but I’ll certainly keep an eye out for it in the future. Cheddar and I are good friends and it makes for frequent evening snacks around my house. (The cats are far more partial to string cheese.)

And just for fun, I think the study should have thrown pepper-jack into the mix. I bet they’d have gotten some reports of nightmares, or, at the very least, some wildly funky dreams.

I think we need to have a Wisconsin version of this test. But then again, we don’t actually require an excuse to eat cheese around here.


Friday, September 23rd, 2005 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

OnMilwaukee’s got a lovely article on my friend Eric’s art. Extra bonus: It’s got a photo of his new Uncle Sam painting, which I like simply for the title. (Well, that, and it’s Oates’ art.)

Little known fact about the two paintings they show with the article: If you get up really close to the canvases, you can find all sorts of hidden words in them. (So for those of you who are local, keep that in mind if they’re still hanging up when you’re at either the Social or Art Bar.)

Peek Peek

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb, Life in Czeltistan | 1 Comment

My 3rd favoritest cat in the whole world, Peek Peek, is in the gallery of potential Jones Soda labels. Go vote for him so he can become an even bigger rock star than he already is.

(And don’t tell the girls how much I like him. They’d be angry.)

Well, duh.

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

On the side panel of my Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal box, in small type, are the words “Contains wheat ingredients.”

I’m shocked. Just shocked.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments

You Are A: Kitten!

kitty catCute as can be, kittens are playful, mischevious, and ever-curious. Your mischevious side is part of what makes you a kitten, as is your dislike of getting wet! Kittens are often loving, but are known to scratch or bite when annoyed. These adorable animals are the most popular pets in the United States–37% of American households have at least one cat. Whether it is your gentle purr or your disarming appearance, you make a wonderful kitten.

You were almost a: Lamb or a Bear Cub
You are least like a: Frog or a PuppyWhat Cute Animal Are You?

I’m a bad sister

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

It’s my brother’s birthday today and I forgot to mention it to him when I e-mailed him before.

Luckily, since I’m older, I can blame it on senility.

Bad ideas in art

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

Based on fabric-covered patio furniture I’ve seen that’s been left outdoors all the time, I give this giant pink bunny a year before it’s so gross no one wants to go near it. No way it’ll survive 20 years. Silly rabbit artists.

“Is this a coherent vision, or a highball?”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

Intelligent design, revisited.

And on the fifth day, there were kitties. And it was good.

Someone didn’t learn their ABCs

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 | You Call This News? | No Comments

Dear Hurricane Center: There are still four more letters left for you to use before switching alphabets. There would have been five, had you not skipped over Q.

Besides, using Greek letters as hurricane names is so boring. If it were up to me (and really, it should be, as I know a thing or two about wreaking havoc), I’d name them after something scarier, like evildoers and monsters. Hurricane Ming the Merciless. Hurricane Dracula. Hurricane Khan. I mean, really, which are you more afraid of — Hurricane Beta or Hurricane Godzilla?

They say the darndest things, you know

Saturday, September 17th, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

Actual conversation yelled across the street to a family friend by my neighbor’s small child:

“Tommy! You want to meet my daddy? He’s here!! He’s outside. He’s not allowed in the house! Come on!”

How do we go about making this happen?

Friday, September 16th, 2005 | Bloggity goodness | No Comments

Five things I’d ask every Supreme Court nominee if I sat on the Senate Judiciary Committee

And in case you’ve never visited Merlin’s site before, check out his other Five Things lists. Many chuckles are contained within.

Oh noes! Call FEMA!

Thursday, September 15th, 2005 | Screed!, You Call This News? | 1 Comment

Headline on Yahoo: “Katrina a challenge for Emmy Awards broadcast”

Dear Emmy Awards people,
The folks down on the Gulf Coast are a little busy with other things right now, so I’ll step in and speak on their behalf: Get over yourselves. Seriously. Just shut the fuck up and do your little TV show. Not everything is about you. You have to figure out how to keep your show light and fluffy in the wake of a disaster? How horrible for you all! I hope the rest of the country can someday appreciate the magnitude of the sacrifice you must now make.

You asshats.

(Looks like BB beat me to the punch yesterday with a link to a similar story over at Defamer.)

I must have one!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

I’m so sick of seeing those stupid rubber wristbands, but I cannot resist Mr. Yuk.

I’m also amused by these (but not enough to want one).

Late again

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Hey, Milwaukeeans (and former Milwaukeeans), Malls of America featured Mayfair the other day. (I’m a bit pokey in reporting this, of course.)

Wish they had a shot of the old theatre. I loved that place.

Actually, it’s funnier this way

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

“The Aristocrats” as I Think Bob Newhart Would Perform It

Bunnies. And beer. Together at last.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 | Bloggity goodness | 2 Comments

I’ve been reading The Drunken Lagomorph for a few weeks now and she amuses me greatly. So much so, in fact, that I think you all should go over there and check out her site.

In reading over her 100 Things list I found myself thinking it’s probably a good thing we’re not in the same city. I suspect we’d cause great amounts of drunken trouble together. (And as far as #13 on that 100 Things list is concerned, I have to say that sometimes hockey is standup comedy.)