Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Talkin' Wild Things

Sendak and Jonze talk about Where the Wild Things Are

Via GeekDad

Monday, July 27, 2009

Good Transcripts

An obsessive, and possibly crazy, person has been writing transcripts for the greatest cooking show yet produced, Good Eats. (To get to them you have to go to the episode page and then the transcript page. Cricket Christ, I hate the frames.)

Despite the crappy web design, the transcripts are fun. Right now I'm reading "True Grits" and soon will be deep into "Eat This Rock!," followed by "Dill-icious." (Yeah, I'm sort of in a pickling mood today.)

Comics at a Comic Con?

Valerie D'Orazio thinks about the place of comic book retailers at the big comic conventions:
I don't really see girls who like "Twilight" as the reason the convention is being "stolen" away. Really, the bigger issue is this: media conglomerates have taken comic book culture and "Andy Warholized" it, presenting us with mass-market, mass-produced, highly vetted versions of that culture's icons. But not only that, the conglomerates have appropriated the comic book/"fan" community's mechanism of promotion & dissemination of information: the convention. So that's the Icons and the Mechanism being appropriated.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Calling BS on Mediums

Friday, July 24, 2009

Why Didn't We Think of That?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We Are Parents Again!

Mom and baby girl, Rowan Kysa Taylor, are happy and healthy!

  • Born at 2:57 PM PCT
  • 8lbs 10oz
  • 20 1/8 inches long
  • Adorable
That is all for now.
UPDATE: Now with photo!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009


Where the Wild Things Are trailer

They're not allowing embedding and I really don't want to go searching for an embeddable version.


Oh, the beautiful irony!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Like Braile on the Internet?

There is something both wonderful and absurd about the fact that this exists. I haven't listened to any, but I've heard that they are not exactly... uh... sexy, shall we say? Now I'm fully distracted by speculating whether this is a service that is actually interesting to blind people or if there is some other subset of humans for whom this is titillating.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Immigrant Gods Sing

Like a BOSS


Potentially accurate, though I've never seen a real boss send his own faxes.

(Thanks to The Caffeinatrix!)

I found a fail!

I submitted it to failblog.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Noam Chomsky Show

(Via Brian Leiter; Crossposted to Johnny Logic)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Short, Short, Short Story Contest

NPR is holding a contest, which ends this week. (I just learned about it.)
This summer, we're beginning a contest called "Three-Minute Fiction." The premise is simple: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less — that's usually about 500-600 words long.

The winner gets interviewed on Weekend All Things Considered, gets to have his or her story read on air, and gets a book.

Here's where you'll find the rules.

I submitted one and hope to get another in.

How about you?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lovelace and Babbage Comics!

Turing bless Sydney Padua for his alternate universe version of Lovelace and Babbage.

Read them all:

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Powerpuff Girls - The Mayor as the Big Lebowski

This is so very good. That is all.

GROW UP, Already!

Oh, Morgan Freeman- that's just... gross. And sad.

Not sure I can ever look at him the same way again...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don't Mess with Mr. Stuffins

Teddy Ruxpin meets Bond. I'm sold!


My first thought upon seeing the above picture was not Sarlacc Pit.

(To be fair, though, as I got older, when I saw that scene in Jedi, all I could really see was the teeth and that made me think of being bitten.)

via GeekDad

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How did Death Star 2 blow up?

Ewok Stare
Oh, yeah!

There's another panel to the comic, but really, who cares?

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Uber-Cute

Many more over here.

I had to cleanse myself after reading the horrible Pokémon fan fiction.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth, Muppet Style

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fail tats

Peruse THESE beauties! My favorites include the six-pack and the "butterfly"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

When you tried to kiss me / I only bit your tongue. / When you tried to get me together / I only came undone.



And I thought yesterday's news was exciting.

I never thought this would happen.
I bought the movie DVDs, which have episodes missing the music.
I bought a bootleg of the entire series with many episodes lookin' poor and one that didn't work all the way through.

The music may be hacked up, but it doesn't matter to me.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009




I own the first two episodes twice in my youthful, and vain, attempts to purchase the series the first and second time it was released. Here's to hoping that third time will really be a charm.

If they're gonna play with dolls...

Maybe instead of Barbie or Bratz, your little one can play with these:

It's a better role model (IMO). Too bad they are about a thousand smackers instead of ten. Geez, ever heard of manufacturing?