Sunday, May 06, 2007

May 6, 2007 to May 12, 2007

Wherein is to be determined later


Blogger bill said...

I like this attitude: if you complain about my blog content, then you probably drink kitten blood.

5/06/2007 07:51:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

I'm guessing they'll take their meals in separate rooms while on tour.

Brian Ritchie:

Therefore when you see dubious or in this case disgusting uses of our music you can thank the greed, insensitivity and poor taste of Gordon Gano, it is his karma that he lost his songwriting ability many years ago, probably due to his own lack of self-respect as his willingness to prostitute our songs demonstrates. Neither Gordon (vegetarian) nor me (gourmet) eat garbage like Wendy's burgers. I can't endorse them because I disagree with corporate food on culinary, political, health, economic and environmental grounds. However I see my life's work trivialized at the hands of my business partner over and over again, although I have raised my objections numerous times. As disgusted as you are I am more so."

And the tabs for Blister in the Sun. I suck with chords, but I am almost respectable with the intro.

5/06/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Who knows, kitten blood might be tasty. At a birthday party for The Wife's Hawaiian grandfather I had a few bowls of what was called "chocolate stew." Very tasty and I keep threatening to make for the company chili cookoff, but I've had a hard time finding a local source for pig blood.

5/06/2007 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Issues still outstanding:

1. Was there a St. Augustine trip?

2. Trinity. This has not been forgotten and still must be addressed.

5/06/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

From now on, I'm staying at my desk:

Today, a department store in England gave its 140 employees the news that they're going to be out of a job in two weeks by pulling the fire alarm to clear the store of shoppers and to gather staff in one location -- the point where they're supposed to meet up in case of fire. The administrators brought in to try and salvage the store's broke owners say "the most efficient and practical method of informing their colleagues of this business development was by using the fire alarm", and they wanted staff to find out from them before word was made public.

5/06/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...


5/06/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Icepick said...

Yes, the Trinity thing must not be forgotten!

5/07/2007 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

This is a Cool Tool: Peanut Butter Mixer

5/07/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Icepick, question #1 was for you.

5/07/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

Oops, somehow I didn't realize I was #1. No, we didn't make it to St. Augustine. A slight case of the heat and/or food poisoning meant we didn't make it past Gainesville. However, that did lead to us spending more time on campus, which ultimately made it a more interesting trip, if less flavorful. Maybe later this summer....

5/07/2007 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

And remember: it takes a right wing and a left wing for a turkey to fly

5/07/2007 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

1. I'm guessing Belgium for Flemish even though I seem to remember it being a 50/50 split with French. A better answer would probably be an Eastern European country who had their culture and language destroyed by the Soviet Union.
2. Oh. Horrible movie. I thought Vivian Ward was an actress and I didn't recognize the name.
3. Sam Adams. See, drinking beer can be educational. Let me note here that the Samuel Adams website requires you to be over 21 to enter. AND younger than 100. At least pretty close to it. Sam Adams will not accept a birth year of 1906 or older; 1907 is fine. I think there should be a class action lawsuit for ageism and I want a cut of the action for uncovering this speakable horror.
4. ????
5. Grave digging. I recommend reading The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery.
6. It's country music, I don't know enough to guess.
7. Guess: They've had only two home fields/stadiums/arenas? No, that can't be it.

5/08/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Pointless iPod list. Since I drove instead of scootering, I got to listen to music during the commute. The iPod responded with a very pleasant set of music:

Banned, Shona Laing
Love is Like a Cigarette, k.d. lang
Green Buds in the Springtime DJ Frame
Everybody's Stalking, Badly Drawn Boy
Autumn is Your Last Chance, Robyn Hitchcock
Twelve Sided Dice, Dream Warriors
May the Cube Be With You, Thomas Dolby
Whine & Grind / Stand Down Margaret, The English Beat
Designer Life, Kirsty MacColl
If You Leave Me, Laura Love
Un Dimanche A Londres, Edith Piaf
The Good TImes Are Killing Me, Modest Mouse
Cecil's Waterfowl Ranch, Mrs. Fun

5/08/2007 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

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5/08/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

instapundit: cowboys...accordian.

I have the next song for the vox! The Cowboy Song by The Wallets. Listen to a sample here. I'll have the full thing up tonight.

5/08/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

From the AJC: Braves meet with Rainbow/PUSH officials

Just listened to some fascinating radio. Joe Beasley, Southern Regional Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, met with the Braves on Monday to complain about the lack of African-American players. Today he was interviewed on Monsters of the Midway, a sports talk show. Beasley claimed the Braves wanted fewer black players so more people would go the games. While he evaded most questions, when asked what the Braves should do to get more African-Americans on the team, he said Bobby Cox, the manager, should be fired.

But the most fun came with his interactions with Chuck Smith. Smith, talking about his work as a little league coach said the real issue was at that grass roots level because fewer African-Americans were playing baseball. For bringing this up, Joe Beasley, the Southern Regional Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, called Chuck Smith self-hating and a sell-out and told him he didn't have am African heart. That's some quality PR work bringing people around to the Rainbow Push Coalition point of view.

So far, no callers are coming to Beasley's defense. I'd expect this topic to be continued with the 2 Live Stews.

5/08/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

If you do internet radio, they will rebroadcast at 2pm EST:

5/08/2007 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

I decided not to do the Cowboy Song. Maybe tomorrow.

Instead, I finally got around to a project I've been meaning to do for oh, maybe, 3 years. Making INXS sound like Barry White. I think I came pretty close.

Go listen to What You Need Mixed Up

5/08/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

It's genius, that what it is. I am revolutionizing the entire concept of the public word.

Speaking of blogging in comments, Rich, one of my earliest blogfriends, Bill has been doing that ever since Blogger forced us to make the switch, as a form of protest. Now it's something else, though, and neither I nor he knows quite what.

5/09/2007 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

They've added mugs!

5/09/2007 03:29:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

I am officially over my unhappiness with Lost. Still no idea where it's going, but I'm back to enjoying the ride. If I could ask a small favor, it would be great to see someone beat the crap out of Jack. I'd really like an episode of "tie Jack to a tree and everyone gets one free shot." We could even have a piece of broken bone fly off and pierce Charlie's brain, killing him. So we could wrap up that loose end, too.

5/10/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Elsewhere, XWL asks:

A book?

Scholarly? Spec? Publisher already lined up? Self-published? Memoir? MOMoir? Fiction? Non-Fiction? James Freyction? Political? Apolitical? Photographic?

Here's the working title for what I've assumed she's been up to: My Life in Blogs: How to Piss People Off While Sitting Back and Collecting Ad Revenue.

5/10/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Sports Illustrated: A quarterback in trouble, Dog fighting latest example of Vick's bad judgment:

Seven years into an NFL career known for its peaks and valleys, Vick's off-field behavior has become almost as newsworthy as his unique on-field talents. Many wonder if he will ever mature enough to embrace the responsibilities and expectations inherent in being a franchise quarterback in the NFL. More importantly, there are questions about whether his liabilities are approaching a tipping point in Atlanta, and if 2007 could be his make-or-break season with the Falcons.


"Blank is in complete denial, in part because he spent $130 million on the guy,'' one source said. "Vick is his investment. When Vick does something wrong, he has Blank to run to. Blank and his wife, Stephanie, really coddle the guy. They baby him. I think they've enabled the situation to the highest degree. They've not held Vick accountable for his actions.''

I think Atlanta's romance with Mike Vick is officially over. Multiple times he's said he needs to change his off the field behavior. Every season everyone claims this will be the year he becomes a quality quarterback. I think it's time to seriously consider the fact that Vick just might be a major bust. He's now been in the NFL for seven years and he's proving to be a mediocre talent at winning games. A phenomenal talent with a few exciting moments, he has not shown any growth that shows him capable of taking control of a game and winning it. This isn't a 2nd or 3rd year player just getting comfortable with the system. This is someone closing in on a decade as a professional and the team has missed the playoffs for two straight years. Maybe the Falcons just haven't figured out how to use him. I'm sure that's partly to blame. But once viewed as the future of the NFL, he's now a liability.

5/10/2007 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Email sent:


I've heard reunion announcements have been mailed out. Since I haven't received one and I'm not on the missing list, I'm assuming you have an incorrect address.

Or it's personal. And that's cool, too. I'm guessing my intended humor with that line doesn't go over too well when you haven't spoken to someone in 20-25 years. For the record--I'm laughing. Probably.

Off the five people who might read that email, there's only one name I recognized. Well, maybe three names, but only one person I'd expect to recognize if we passed each other on the sidewalk. So I dialed back the aggrieved and insulted personality, because with an email out of the blue, snarky deadpan humor could be taken the wrong way.

5/10/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Leaving in a few hours. No laptop, so I'm expecting my internet access to be close to nil.

So if you're expecting souvenirs, better put in your request now.

5/11/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Hey, Fishbone has a new album!

List of albums I need to get:

Laura Love
Rickie Lee Jones
Tori Amos

Fishbone is playing in a Minneapolis Saturday night. Actually it's Maplewood, way the hell out in the western suburbs. Last time I saw them was at Prince's club, Glam Slam. I'm tempted to go, but it's way the hell out in Maplewood. No, I pretty much have Dudley Riggs penciled in for Saturday.

I have 2 requirements for a trip to the Twin Cities:
1. pancakes at Al's Breakfast
2. improv at Dudley Riggs

also desired:
3. Davanni's deep dish pizza
4. Apple-Brie soup from The Dakota.

5/11/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

If T. rex fell, how did it get up, given its tiny arms and low center of gravity?

5/11/2007 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

I think I've found my Sunday night entertainment: Hookers and Blow

5/11/2007 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

"Hookers and Blow"

I've used that as an answer for 'What would you do if you won big on Jeopardy!?

Strangely, they've yet to call me to be on the show.

5/13/2007 01:38:00 AM  

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