Archive for March, 2008

This American Life #353, and Horton Hears A Who
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, March 30, 2008

There’s a lot of things to discuss with TAL(This American Life) lately. Even though TSOTAL(The Summer Of This American Life) only yielded a couple dozen episodes, I remain an ardent fan. I’m preparing for the second TAL Austin Brunch Club, and just as I return from a vacation in The Big Apple, a “live TAL […]

Northeast Garden Update
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By k-pho - Last updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

*SIGH*

Sorry, Brian, Free Is Not Always Better
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, March 21, 2008

Consider this a public (in so many ways) bookmark. I heard the tail end of “this story”:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19231906 on NPR a while back. I was suddenly reminded to go look it up by today’s Dilbert. bq. The interesting thing is that many times, free things are good but the question is, what happens when free actually […]

As Tribute To Mike Hoke, On The Occasion of His New Home
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

At work today my co-worker asked “guess what?”, so I gave him the apropriate response…then I could only, also, remeber the response to “guess why”. Thank goodness we have “the internet”:http://www.zug.com/gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&thread_id=18327. bq. Guess who? Chicken poo or Chicken coo(p). Guess what? Chicken butt. Guess when? Chicken pen. Guess where? Chicken underwear. Guess why? Chicken pie. […]

Hope ain’t a 4 letter word
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By jank - Last updated: Monday, March 17, 2008

And Change isn’t something that you get from the gas station. I’ve buried most of this below the jump – it’s a bit out there, and I’d like to spend a moment thanking the good people of Wyoming and Mississippi for a bit of sense over the last few weeks. After years of dealing with recovering right-wing idealogue […]

The Wackness
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2008

During the summer between my senior year of high school and freshman year at college I worked at “Watertown, USA”:http://www.watertownusa.com/. Late on Saturday nights as the park was approaching closing time, someone would volunteer to drive to the nearest liquor store and grab a box full of bottles. We would bury them in the ice […]

SXSW and Friends
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2008

Yeah, I’m one of “_those Austinites_”:http://austinist.com/2008/03/07/box_and_horn_gr.php who came here *~¡~* all the way back in 1992 *~¡~* and I was sick of “SouthBy” before it even started last week. You wouldn’t believe how many skinny boys in pencil jeans with 80’s hairdos were wandering around downtown yesterday evening looking _so_ much cooler than me. Still, […]

you know what i’m saying
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, March 13, 2008

You know you”re eavesdropping on Yankees when someone has to ask “Are you a fan of _Smokey and the Bandit_?” …and the answer is “Not really.”

Garfield Minus Garfield
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, March 13, 2008

Speaking of more “ironic/funny/hipster websites”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/03/11/3189/ that are making the rounds, I couldn’t pass up posting the most recent strip from “Garfield Minus Garfield”:http://garfieldminusgarfield.tumblr.com/: due to Jon’s fourth-wall glance. That is some really eerie kismet joke-inside-a-joke shiznit going on there.

That’s My Congressman!
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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It’s funny cuz it’s true…
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By TheGirlWhoWouldBeKing - Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I apologize if some are already familiar with the genius that is this blog, but it’s too good (i.e. scarily accurate) not to pass on. Enjoy… http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/

Baghead
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

“+Baghead+”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923600/ has been making the festival rounds since Sundance and it may be the perfect festival film. There are a few brief moments where things don’t work quite right, but overwhelmingly this simple independent film works perfectly. It is one of those movies that you will be glad you saw “cold” (without any ideas about […]

CJ7
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

“Stephen Chow”:http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0159507 is one of my top 5 favorite directors (and actors), as much for his effervescent delivery as the diversity of stories he has overlaid with his kung-fu parody base. From “celebrity chefs”:http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0116426 and “wanna-be actors”:http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0188766 to “soccer training”:http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0286112 and “twisted 1940s dance-sequence versions of Seven Samurai”:http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0373074, his consistency of laugh-out-loud frivolity and heart-warming […]

Did the GOP Pick Democratic Candidate For Texas?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I think the professional analysts will get into this statistical morass eventually, but I have to consider whether some GOP voters in Texas were casting Hillary ballots as Dems since McCain has a much better chance against her. This is the turnout for the 2004 primary. table{border:1px solid black}. {background:#ddd; border-width:2px; border-style:solid; border-color:black;}. |_=. 2004|_=. […]

Iron Man Election Year
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Is “+Iron Man+”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/ the movie that the Conservative Hawks were trying to force Hollywood to make? Maybe, but it certainly looks like it kicks ass. ====