28 February 2009

Expunge that criminal record

Saw this ad and it made me laugh out loud. Well, more accurately, LQTM (laughing quietly to myself -- Demetri Martinism) Found the ad on Alltop -- a great news aggregator site by the way.

27 February 2009


In my opinion, if you use the phrase, "cool beans," you should be slapped. Not hard. But slapped.

FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful

Think/thank ... hmmm...

From tut.com

Have you ever noticed that the only difference between "think" and "thank" is one letter?
I haven't decided what that means, but it's got to be absolutely HUGE.

The Universe

26 February 2009

More than this?

Maybe it's the never-ending winter. Maybe it's my job. Maybe it's the gray day. But this song really resonates today. And Peter Gabriel's voice calms me down.

25 February 2009

2 laughs for Wednesday

The Bugle referred to Al-Qaeda as "Everyone's least-favorite independent filmmakers."

This photo from a Tweet by eBeth

18 February 2009


There's a show on TV Land called High School Reunion. For me, a high school reunion is the epitome of hell. Throw in continual small talk, math (story problems, shiver) and country music and it's a big hellfire and damnation party.

17 February 2009

Accident Hash: Black Lab

Accident Hash is a favorite* podcast. All sorts of independent bands. A fabulous song from Black Lab, "Perfect Girl". It's the first track after the morning-DJ-type intro (forward to 3:00 to skip it).Accident Hash

*The host can be quite annoying -- calling listeners "home fries" -- but the music is worth it.

5 good things

Five things good about today:
  1. Peter Smith's very clever commentary about how to end the Minnesota Senate race: sumo wrestling.

  2. Whad'ya Know now available as a full-length podcast.
  3. Heard a lovely call and response between a couple of birds this morning.
  4. The sun is shining.
  5. Pele has not chewed on a library book in over a week.

13 February 2009


Another beautiful ditty from Rather Good, the creator of the Fearsome Stomping Kittens and Looking for My Leopard.

In honor of Laika, the first dog in space.

More fun at Bush's expense

What's in the George S. Bush library? I'm not sure where this list came from but thanks to Karen for forwarding!

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages and accepting donations. We urge you to support this effort because those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The Library will include:
  • The Hurricane Katrina Room, which is still under construction.
  • The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you won't be able to remember anything.
  • The Texas Air National Guard Room, where you don't even have to show up.
  • The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don't let you in.
  • The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don't let you out.
  • The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room, which no one has been able to find.
  • The National Debt Room, which is huge and has no ceiling.
  • The Tax Cut Room, with entry only to the wealthy.
  • The Economy Room, which is in the toilet.
  • The Iraq War Room; after you complete your first visit, they make you go back for a second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth visit.
  • The Dick Cheney Room, in the famous undisclosed location, complete with shotgun gallery.
  • The Gift Shop, where you can buy an election.
  • The Decider Room, complete with dart board, magic 8-ball, Ouija board, dice, coins, and straws.
The library will also include many famous quotes by George W. Bush:
  • "The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country."
  • "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
  • "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
  • "No senior citizen should ever have to choose between prescription drugs and medicine."
  • "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is "to be prepared"."
  • "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
  • "We're have the best educated American people in the world."
  • "Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."
  • "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
  • "I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."

I know you see the priceless nature of this collection. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!
Jack Abramoff, Co-Chair
G.W. Bush Library Board of Directors

02 February 2009

A Super Bowl ad worth the hype

I saw just a few Super Bowl ads yesterday. Mostly ho-hum. CareerBuilder's, however, was brilliant. It was like a British ad. Yes. It was that good.

By Wieden + Kennedy.