July 30th, 2004


I wish I lived in Bahrain.

July 30th, 2004

Crowd Grows for Kerry Visit; Ticket Controversy

I didn’t have a ticket—I stayed at work. Then we went to get coffee & I saw the motorcades arrive.

Oh, boy. That was exciting.

July 29th, 2004

the Munchikins are coming to town!

Well, 60% of them, anyway. Of those that can still travel. Those five, I mean. Which equals 3, I think.

Pictures at the Mall at Steamtoen from 2-4 this weekend, and they’ll also be at the free showing of The Wizard of Oz at the Marquee Cinema, 10am Sunday. First come, first serve.

I’ve got a tent and a sleeping bag ready for when I get out of work, today.

July 28th, 2004


July 28th, 2004

SUPER MARKETING: Ads from the comic books

From (of course) BoingBoing.

July 27th, 2004

Steve Gerber’s rejected script for HOWARD THE DUCK

trapped, in a world he never made, and in a movie that shouldn't have been
Image from Toonopedia’s HOWARD THE DUCK entry

Gerber’s original comics are priceless gems of wonderment. The movie that was eventually made (NOT from his script) is a paste-gem in a cardboard crown.

Here is a nice gallery of cover art.

July 27th, 2004

the Prairie Village 42nd Annual Threshing Jamboree August 27

Next year, in Jerusalem!!!

Errrr, or something like that…

This is label regional even though I no longer live anywhere near it. But I grew up only a mile away.

July 27th, 2004

untitled found bmp

I am looking at this image now, in December of 2004, and I have no idea where it came from.

Yes, I know it’s a found image — but where did I find it? Was it even me who found it????

July 26th, 2004

Salon discusses The hysterical skies

That her story concludes in such a painfully boring anticlimax ought to be the very point, and in the final few pages she still has time for a constructive moral, the clear lesson being not the potentials of global terror, but the dangers of our own preconceptions and imagination. Instead, she pulls a vile U-turn and chooses to bait us with racist innuendo and fearmongering. Nothing happened, but something might have happened, and so it serves us to remain frightened and draconian at all costs, furthering our nation’s pathetic embrace of maximum paranoia.

Jacobsen’s kicker: “So the question is … Do I think these men were musicians? I’ll let you decide. But I wonder, if 19 terrorists can learn to fly airplanes into buildings, couldn’t 14 terrorists learn to play instruments?”

Excuse me? She concludes, as did the radio host Tuesday morning, by insinuating that the men were terrorists, despite every shred of evidence, not to mention common sense, arguing to the contrary. And with that her article, and her credibility with it, plummets from merely sensationalist to inexcusably offensive.

Have you heard the one about the 14 Muslim musicians on an airplane? Annie Jacobsen thinks they are dangerous and shouldn’t be allowed to make her hyperventilate.

Snopes also has some facts to add to her diminishing tall tale. I’m indebted to BoingBoing for the links.

July 23rd, 2004

words coming from outside, courtesy the eminent velocipedist:

The most recent list of loan words to have crept into the Japanese language:

  1. Akauntabiritii (accountability)

  2. Inishiachibu (initiative)
  3. Kauntaapaato (counterpart)
  4. Gabanansu (governance)
  5. Konfarensu (conference)
  6. Konpuraiansu (compliance)
  7. Sapurai saido (supply side)
  8. Sukiru (skill)
  9. Sutansu (stance)
  10. Sutereotaipu (stereotype)
  11. Seefugaado (safeguard)
  12. Settobakku (setback)
  13. Soryuushon (solution)
  14. Tsuuru (tool)
  15. Dejitaru debaido (digital divide)
  16. Deforuto (default)
  17. Dokutorin (doctrine)
  18. Domesutikku baiorensu (domestic violence)
  19. Hazaado mappu (hazard map)
  20. Paburikku inborubumento (public involvement)
  21. Paburikku komento (public comment)
  22. Puraioritii (priority)
  23. Bureekusuruu (breakthrough)
  24. Purezenzu (presence)
  25. Furontia (frontier)
  26. Pootoforio (portfolio)
  27. Botorunekku (bottle neck)
  28. Manpawaa (man power)
  29. Misshonn (mission)
  30. Mobiritii (mobility)
  31. Yunibaasaru dezain (universal design)
  32. Riterashii (literacy)
  33. Roodo puraishingu (road pricing)

July 21st, 2004

I am and have been on (since 3:15 am, Saturday last) vacation. Posts are few. The planned trip to Iowa to see my grandfather happened, but changed somewhat as he is now in a hospital. It was an interesting impromptu family reunion. Am now (Wednesday) in Wisconsin with my sister and her cats (achoo). We pick her husband up at an airport, tomorrow.

It looks as though The House on the Rock is not on the Agenda


July 16th, 2004

art-bunch art-trail pic 2004

the majority of you can ignore this. It’s a 1.8Mb .tif file at 300 dpi


this one is a 161kb .jpg at 72 dpi. same ignorance rules apply.

carry on.

July 15th, 2004

My server went down sometime yesterday morning, and has been in the process of returning to working condition since then. String Can Phone is still down for the count….

July 13th, 2004

The Art of Andy Maluche, Andy, the Flasher

Wherein the Artist Discovers the Peril of having an Remotely-triggered Flash Attachment.

July 12th, 2004

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July 12th, 2004


God save the Queen, She's a Fascist Regime

ascii-mation of “classic” “Rock” videos with the sound replaced by MIDI-files.

Via News of the Dead.

July 12th, 2004

Tick Tock Toys has added a message board.

July 12th, 2004

Wired News: More Extensions for Mozilla

Paragraph three.

July 12th, 2004

99 Luftballons, Side by Side Comparison

But a small part of Songs About Nuclear War from the Eighties.

July 12th, 2004

everybody gothic dance!

Bela Lugosi’s dead.

Just?you know?a reminder.

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