Sunday, August 27, 2006

Now I'm Shaking Like The Planet Krypton...

Congratulations Andrew Ironwood, you are 74% not Malaysian.

That means you're as Malaysian as...
Guy Sebastian!
Guy Sebastian !

How Un-Malaysian Are You?

[via SereenaRoland]

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Random Shards Ejected At An Unsafe Speed From My Train Of Thought...

Is it just my observational bias, or is there a strong correlation that suggests that the sound volume of a vehicle's engine varies in inverse proportion to its driver's intelligence?...
According to The Nerd Purity Test, I'm 53.0% nerd, while The Geek Purity Test says I'm 33.3% geek. (This is, I'm sure, of great relief to my wife of 17 years...)
Our Vocabulary Word For Today is pseudepigrapha, which means "spurious writings, esp. writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times"...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Alternate Lyrics, Part Deux

As you might remember, sometimes I get the urge to sing songs out loud even if I've forgotten some (or all) of the lyrics.

Today, it was the Bauhaus classic, "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

Here now is what I was singing this afternoon under the influence of hydrocordo... err, hydroco... ah, pain meds...:

Bela Lugosi's dead
He got shot in the head
Eating Fruity Pebbles with Fred
Bela Lugosi's dead
[Break it down, dawg!...]

Friday, August 18, 2006

My Past Couple Of Days' Afternoon Cubicle Listening

(Back Despite No Popular Demand Whatsoever!)

Wednesday:

Paula Abdul -- Rush Rush
Tom Waits -- Grapefruit Moon
Allison Moorer -- Cold In California
Cat Stevens -- Wild World
Woody Herman -- Blues On Parade
Snow Patrol -- Hands Open
Alanis Morissette -- That I Would Be Good
Ornette Coleman -- Change Of The Century
Mr. Bungle -- Ars Moriendi
Ben Webster -- Love Is Here To Stay

Thursday:

Sonny Rollins -- Hold 'Em Joe
Violent Femmes -- Special
Milt Jackson -- Lover
Rob Thomas -- Ever The Same (Radio Edit)
John Coltrane -- After The Crescent
Diana Krall -- I'm Thru With Love
Erika Jo -- Go
Rhonda Vincent/Alison Krauss -- One Step Ahead Of The Blues
Vanessa Carlton -- C'est La Vie
Betty Wand -- A Boy Like That/I Have A Love (from West Side Story)

Friday:

Tom Waits -- Closing Time
Michelle Branch -- Breathe
Riley Baugus -- I'm Troubled
Stereolab -- Tone Burst
Cecil Taylor -- Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)
Bryan Adams -- This Time
Carpenters -- Rainy Days And Mondays
Kanda Bongo Man -- Lisote
Charles Mingus -- 52nd Street Theme
Jennifer Trynin -- Bore Me

Sunday, August 13, 2006

And The Number Of The Counting Shall Be Three...

The idea behind the meme is that it's about music, and that you can put up to three answers to any question. But no more. One answer is OK, two answers is OK, three answers is OK. Four is not OK, and five is right out. Unless otherwise indicated, you can only choose songs, and be specific -- putting "anything by Madonna" doesn't count.
NAME UP TO THREE OF EACH

Song(s) That I Loath to the Core of My Being:
Counting Blue Cars -- Dishwalla
Breakfast At Tiffany's -- Deep Blue Something
You Can Do Magic -- America
[obviously, as with all of these, given world enough and time, I would've come up with *completely* different answers...]

Musical Artist(s) That I Loath to the Core of My Being:
Lee Greenwood
Kenny G
Lil' Kim

Rolling Stones Song(s) I Love:
Angie
[I think I've played Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash and Start Me Up too many times to *love* them any more...]

Beatles Song(s) I Love:
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Down

Who Song(s) I Love:
Won't Get Fooled Again
Baba O'Reilly (Teenage Wasteland)
I Can See For Miles

Dylan Song(s) I Love:
Dark Eyes
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Something There Is About You

Reggae Songs I Love:
Buffalo Soldier -- Bob Marley

Country Song(s) I Love:
Man Of Steel -- Hank Williams Jr.
Clown In Your Rodeo -- Kathy Mattea
Come To Jesus -- Mindy Smith

Country Artist(s) I Love:
Dwight Yoakum
Kasey Chambers
Waylon Jennings

Movie Soundtrack(s) I Love:
Mishima
The Shining

Musical Soundtrack(s) I Love:
Godspell
Jesus Christ Superstar

Cover Song(s) I Love:
Blinded By The Light -- Manfred Mann's Earth Band
You're Gonna Miss Me -- Doug Sahm And Sons
Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog) -- Sister Double Happiness
[latter two covers of songs by Roky Erickson]

Contemporary Top-40 Artist(s) I Secretly Love:
Kelly Clarkson
Pussycat Dolls
Shakira
[course, tain't such a secret *now*, tizzit?...]

Song(s) That Bring Me To Tears:
Last Game Of The Season (The Blind Man In The Bleachers) -- David Geddes
Mr. Tanner -- Harry Chapin
Diary -- Bread

Song(s) That Make Me Shake My Ass:
Hypnotize -- Audioslave
Uleg-Khem -- Kronos Quartet
Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet -- Mothers Of Invention
[well, they did it *yesterday*, anyhoo...]

Classical Composer(s) I Love:
Charles Ives
John Cage
Anton Webern

Rap/Hip Hop Songs I Love:
Momma Said Knock You Out -- LL Cool J

70s Disco Song(s) I Love:
Nights On Broadway -- Bee Gees
Kung Fu Fighting -- Carl Douglas
Sky High -- Jigsaw

70s Supergroup Song(s) I Love:
Helplessly Hoping -- Crosby, Still & Nash
Helpless -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Bell Bottom Blues -- Derek & The Dominos

Metal Song(s) I Love:
Iron Man -- Black Sabbath
Crazy Train -- Ozzy Osbourne
Living Dead Girl -- Rob Zombie

Novelty Song(s) I Love:
I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow -- Ray Stevens
I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am -- Herman's Hermits
Flexible -- Martin Mull

New Wave Song(s) I Love:
I Know What Boys Like -- Waitresses
Never Say Never -- Romeo Void
Alison -- Elvis Costello

Soul/R&B Songs I Love:
Someday -- Mariah Carey
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love -- Spinners
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) -- Stylistics

Power Ballad(s) I Love:
Amanda -- Boston
My Immortal -- Evanescence
Darkness -- Disturbed

Pre-1950s Song(s) I Love:
Woodchopper's Ball -- Woody Herman
Caravan -- Duke Ellington
Hallelujah Chorus -- George Frideric Handel

Punk Song(s) I Love:
More Beer -- Fear
That's When I Reach For My Revolver -- Mission of Burma
I Heard Her Call My Name -- Velvet Underground
[this illustrates the fluidity of the term 'punk', of course, of course...]

80's Song(s) I Love:
Every Breath You Take -- Police
Karma Chameleon -- Culture Club
Like A Virgin -- Madonna
[hey, don't knock these songs until you've heard me play them as bluegrass tunes...]

Singer/Songwriter Songs I Love:
A Man For All Seasons -- Al Stewart
Video Tape -- Steve Goodman
Last Year's Man -- Leonard Cohen

MTV Video(s) I Love:
If It Makes You Happy -- Sheryl Crow
Who Will Save Your Soul -- Jewel
Ray Of Light -- Madonna
[well, it didn't say *current*, did it?...]

CMT Video(s) I Love:
Leave The Pieces -- The Wreckers
Something More -- Sugarland
I'm Gonna Getcha Good! -- Shania Twain

Song(s) to Have Sex To:
Magic Man -- Heart
Autumn -- Edgar Winter Group
I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You -- Leon Haywood

None-of-the-Above Song(s) I Love:
Lost In The Supermarket -- The Clash
How Do I Deal -- Jennifer Love Hewitt
Nite Sprite -- Chick Corea

[via Dawn]

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Summer Bookmark Clearance

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Re: HELP (A Found Poem From A Spam In My E-Mail)

"She knew," Paul whispered.
One person in every dozen.
Has she been buried alive?
And she had eyed him back.
Unless she's still alive.
That stuff is very rich.
But before the champagne.
He was a very polite boy.
He showed you a picture?

When you finish the book.
The pilings grew and grew.
"You lie," Annie whispered.
And it was a heart attack.
God, he hated that sound.
Has she been buried alive?
"You see something green?"
"I ain't got no cigarettes."
That's where she kept me.

Has she been buried alive?
Tonight she would need it.
"I'd guthole a few of them!"
"You see something green?"
Then he burst into tears.
He slammed the door shut.
That's where she kept me.
Has she been buried alive?
Unless she's still alive.

Friday, August 04, 2006

I Swear, Jennifer Love Hewitt Didn't Cross My Mind *Once* While Taking This Quiz!...


What kind of horror movie are you?
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, you're the Fun Horror Flick! You've got some life in you beyond just the first appearance. People don't think you're really scary, but you've got a few jumpy moments. You're the official horror movie of preteen slumber parties everywhere.
Take this quiz!

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[via the Foreign Horror Flick that is Kid Sis]

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Swing American!...


You Are Chinese Food
Chinese food
Exotic yet ordinary.
People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

Your World View
You are a fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably content. You value kindness and try to live by your ideals. You have a strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

You respect truth and are flexible. You like people, and they can readily make friends with you. You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.