Friday, January 25, 2008

Poetry in Motion

Yellow diamond sign
Does not excuse your driving.
Tot's first words: "Bite me!"

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Be Honest

Does anyone REALLY call you The Space Cowboy?

I didn't think so.

There, now. Didn't that feel good?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bits and Pieces

Typically, I'm the last one up in my house. Most nights I'll turn off all the lights downstairs, and then before I go up to bed, I like to look out the window and just gaze thoughtfully at the street for a while.

I don't like to do it for to long, though, because in the movies, that's when a zombie would come shambling by my window. Then I would have to stumble backwards in horror, just as they started smashing their decaying limbs through the windows, driven by their insatiable hunger for brains. And, frankly, replacing windows is a pain, and I'm in no hurry to do it. Although it would do nice things for my heating bill.

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One of the dangers of sharing a public restroom with the rest of your building is that, at any time and without warning, other people can render it utterly uninhabitable. I work in a fairly small office, in a building shared with several other similar offices. Every floor shares a single common restroom for each gender.

Our men's room suffers frequent (almost daily) assaults from one individual who seems to be suffering from a severe fiber deficiency. In our office, we've taken to referring to this man as the "Sh*t Cannon". If you don't have the good fortune to get your business done before the Cannon fires, just forget about it, because it's not happening afterwards.

The other day, one of my co-workers came back from the men's room with an oddly triumphant expression on his face.

"What're you so happy about, Bob?" I asked.

"You may refer to me as Saint Bob," he replied.

"Saint Bob?"

He nodded. "Oh yeah. Because that bathroom's just been canonized."

What I'm trying to say is: sometimes, you need to find little ways to motivate yourself.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This is what we're reduced to without Whedon

From a comment thread on The AV Club's message boards, regarding Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:

i also feel the need to watch anything starring a cast member from firefly, be it this or a made-for-abc-family movie about a sorority that turns out to be a coven, so really watching this series is beyond my control.

7:01 AM Mon January 14, 2008

I watched half a Lifetime movie the other day because it had Fred in it. This was a step up.

11:57 AM Mon January 14, 2008

You know, it's people like this that are hurt most by the writer's strike. The bloggers...won't somebody please think of the bloggers?