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Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Just what I needed
Topic: Odds and ends

One more reason to love Brazil:  Shoe Throws of Vengeance!

The site is in Portuguese, but I don't think you should have any trouble figuring it out.  Extraordinarily satisfying in my current mood.

 


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Saturday, 16 August 2008
Before things get serious around here...
Topic: Odds and ends
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Hat tip to tigtog at Hoyden About Town


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Sunday, 23 March 2008
For those celebrating Easter
Topic: Odds and ends

And those wondering how exactly it all fits together, my favorite Easter TV moment, courtesy of YouTube and the late, great Sports Night:

 


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Wednesday, 13 February 2008
This one's for you, Mom
Topic: Odds and ends
Math + craft = awesome


Friday, 6 July 2007
When YouTube Goes Bad
Topic: Odds and ends

Why does my brother want to learn to play this on this?

The seriously misbegotten desire to build on this.  

 


Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Learning the hard way
Topic: Odds and ends
I'm happy when someone else does it for me, and luckily, Doppelganger is happy to oblige.  Unfortunately, she's too late to save me the pains of learning lesson #1.


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Sunday, 13 May 2007
Addiction
Topic: Odds and ends
I've got a couple thoughtful posts brewing, but it's been a long week, and I'm just not up to much.  So instead of doing something effortful, I'm going to spread the joy of my latest procrastination enabler, Chihuahua


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Thursday, 8 March 2007
Nothing is sacred
Topic: Odds and ends

Certainly not the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  And not even Baltimore City's anti-drug "Believe" campaign.  Not long after the campaign's 2002 launch, stickers saying "Behave" "Beehive" and the very vernacular "Blieve, Hon" (among others) cropped up around the city.  And now the latest modification of the slogan, which sent me into giggles on my way to the Avenue just the other day:

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Sunday, 24 December 2006
The Christmas miracle that is YouTube
Topic: Odds and ends

So it's Christmas Eve.  Well, Christmas Eve morning.  In a perfect world, I would not be at uni, contemplating my thesis (and working on an Arty Fufkin mix CD as a Christmas gift, but that's beside the point).  What I would be doing is digging through YouTube's cornucopia of holiday videos and lining up stuff to watch tonight.  

Like Judy Garland's version of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', from Meet Me in St. Louis.  It's a touch melancholy, but sweetly sung, and really perfect for the end of a long, difficult year.

And then there's the Twelve Days of Christmas by John Denver and the Muppets, which has to be my favourite recording of this song ever.  Watching it, I was instantly able to pick out the points where the TV version is different from the one on the album, that's how often I've listened to the album.

And some lovely soul has uploaded the entirety of the Claymation Christmas Celebration!  Those who remember the brief craze for the California Raisins may recall that, in their heyday, they spawned a Christmas special, which I haven't seen aired for years.  I watched most of it last night and found that the 'Carol of the Bells' piece still amuses me (from 5:10 in Part I), as does the interpretive ice ballet in Part II (at the 3:08 minute mark), but the arrangement of 'Joy to the World' that starts off Part III isn't quite as good as I remembered, although I still enjoyed it.  

Finally, I discovered the origins of a peculiar little Christmas song that my mother taught us as children.  It's about three of Santa's elves named (for reasons utterly unfathomable) Hardrock, Coco, and Joe, who are the stars of their own seriously dated and slightly unsettling TV short. 

I hope I have the energy tonight to see if anyone has tracked down any videos for tracks from A John Waters Christmas.  That would be delightful.


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Tuesday, 28 November 2006
dayum
Topic: Odds and ends

And here I'd been deluding myself that by being very careful to say 'library' instead of 'liberry' and 'wahter' instead of 'wooder', I'd managed to avoid acquiring a South Jersey accent:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

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