Friday, April 29, 2005

Since I'm Still Pissed at Comcast for Fucking Up Again for 6 Hours Last Night

I'll just do a couple of quizzes, thanx to Chrisafer:

I am:
"You're a tax-and-spend liberal democrat. People like you are the reason everyone else votes for guys like Reagan or George W."

Are You A Republican?

Oh, Gawd! I hope this doesn't mean I'm turning into my parents as I get older!


The Low-Fidelity All-Star: he was born with the cool, and it's totally natural.  He runs the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they can ingest as much coffee as he) to the geeky hipster%
You are the Low-Fidelity All-Star. You were born
with your cool, and it's totally natural. You
run the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they
can ingest as much coffee as you) to the geeky
hipster (Mario Kart, anyone?).

What Kind of Hipster Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Welcome to Royston Vasey, You'll Never Leave

Oh, yay! I discovered over on Screenhead that the League of Gentlemen troupe has done a movie titled The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse! It's due to be released in the UK this June. Here's a trailer to it complete with Papa Lazarou, Pauline, Herr Lipp, and Tubbs and Edward plus a few others.

Dunno if and when it'll make it to the States on the big screen but I sure do hope so! If not to the theatres, I hope it lands up on dvd over on this side of the pond.

I first got hooked on the show about 4 or 5 years ago when it was aired on BBCAmerica. The first season was aired on Comedy Central last year but not the second or 3rd season. Dunno why. It's very popular over in England.

For those who don't know of the show, here's a bit of background.

I'm off to go covet the precious things of the shop...

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Yippy Skippy!

Spoke to my mother last night, she's back to normal again. My dad's holding in there. The stitches will be removed Friday and the surgeon said that my dad doesn't need surgery and that he should heal up fine just so long as he keeps his arm in the sling for a while. Apparently, he broke the ball of the upper arm in his shoulder. Ick! He's already been on Percacet for the pain from shingles so they'll just keep him on that.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tomorrow (Friday)!


"Family Guy" back on the air with new episodes!!! Starting this Sunday on Fox.

Monday, April 25, 2005


This was a great subject title from a piece of spam I received today: "brady bologna chime hieronymus cyprian alley"


My poor parents. I spoke with my mother earlier this evening to see if they made it back home safely.

They had gone up yesterday (Saturday) to spend Passover with my sister and her family. Well, they got to the hotel and as they were heading down the corridor to their room, my father tripped and fell face first into the luggage cart. (FYI - my dad has had leg/walking problems for going on two years ago now. He can walk but it ain't the easiest thing for him to do. He can't really pick his legs up normally so he tends to shuffle along instead and he somehow tripped over his feet.)

Anyway, he's bleeding profusely out of his bottom lip and his left arm is hurting him. They, along with their assistant, think "possible heart attack and stitches?" so they am-scray off to the hospital e/r.

They did a ct scan of his head, blood work, and an x-ray of his arm and shoulder. Luckily, no broken bones in his head but he did have a fracture of the bone in his upper arm (I forget the name of that bone, dang it!) and he needed several stitches in his lip. Their primary doct back home said that luckily, despite his age (82), that particular bone still heals up nicely and in a timely manner. She'll do a more thorough check up and talk to a surgeon for more info (although she said he won't need surgery. It was a clean fracture)

My mom, giving her usual temprament, got all worked up emotionally and still seemed a bit shaken when I spoke to her. My dad will pro'lly heal up alright. He's too stubburn and mean to do otherwise but I hope my mother settles down. I get worried about her at times when she's in that kind of a state. I'm just glad that got that home assistant to help around the apartment especially in case my dad falls again.

Well, I'll check in with them in a day or two. Hopefully, the dust will settle a bit.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

I Ain't A Coultergeist Fan Either

Through Jhames I was able to find this pic titled "Ann Coulter Time Cover, Pre-Retouching" over on Mark Twang's site. Thought I'd pass it along for other people's amusement.

Thought This Was Amusing!

The Geek Hierarchy

Friday, April 22, 2005

Here's Another Comparison!

Pope Bennie and Emperor Palpatine of Star Wars.

Photo from over on

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Possibly Separated at Birth

By now, I'm sure people are pro'lly suffering from Papal Burn-out so I'll not comment on his placement on the "throne".

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Desparate Roommates

I wonder if oral servicing is the latest trend in getting NYC apartment offers?

Craig's List link discovered over on Gawker.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Jeepers Creepers

A friend passed along these links to some pretty bizarre but wonderfully photoshopped pictures. A bit of a warning, some could be pretty eerie in a twisted David Lynch sorta way.

Debralee Scott - RIP

Just found out from Famous Author Rob Byrnes' site that Debralee Scott died back on April 5 at 52.

You might remember her as either Rosalie "Hotzi" Totzi on "Welcome Back, Kotter" or as Cathy Shumway the younger sister "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman".

I remember watching both shows back in the 70's every week and remember her well. I'll miss that overbite.

Oh, I'm In So Much Trouble!

Well, my diet is, anyway. The internet can be so bad at hiding temptation.

Many years ago, my parents turned me on to the truffles by Spruengli Chocolates, the sister company of Lindt chocolate and is only sold in Switzerland.

For years, I knew I was safe from ever getting my grubby little mitts on the stuff except for that week I was in Zurich back in 1994.

Well, disaster as struck. As you can tell by the link above, they finally have a web site to call their own that's purely them and not Lindt and they still ship internationally. ::LeSigh::


According to Chris, here's the schedule of the upcoming WYSIWYG Shows, so if any blogger in the New York area, or one who plans to be in NYC during a particular show, and wants to participate, let 'em know.

Close Encounters of the Famous Kind

(March ???, 2006, at P.S. 122)

Worst. Sex. Ever. III
(February ???, 2006, at P.S. 122)

America's Funniest Home Accidents
(January 17, 2006, at P.S. 122)

[To Be Announced]
(December 13, 2005, at P.S. 122)

I'm With the Band
(November 15, 2005, at P.S. 122)

The WYSIWYGville Horror
Terrifying Tales of Terror!

(October 25, 2005, at P.S. 122)

First, Last, and Insecurity
The World's Worst Roommates

(September 20, 2005, at P.S. 122)

(NOTE: There will be no show in August)

Greetings from Lake WYSIWYG
Summer Camp Stories

(July 19, 2005, at P.S. 122)

I Love a Parade!
Even Gayer Tales of Extremely Gay Gayness

(June 21, 2005, at P.S. 122)

Arrested Development
I Fought the Law and the Law Won

(May 17, 2005, at P.S. 122)


Minimum Rage
Work Slaves Revolt!

(April 19, 2005, at P.S. 122)

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Man of the Weekend

Thought some beefcake might cheer people up so I present to you Rusty Joiner!

Alabama-bred, Georgia-raised, Milan-modeled, Hollywood-acting. His bio and more photos can be found at his site linked above. Enjoy!

Link courtesy of Gabriel.

Friday, April 15, 2005

I Wonder What PETA Will Think?

Gummy Road Kill Candy

"New, cool shape from Trolli! This yummy treat brings back the fun of gummi candy with an off beat twist on animal shapes. Trolli Road Kill is three animals; a Snake, a Chicken and a Squirrel, each with a tire track down the middle of the piece!"

Maybe a big hit in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Evil Is As Evil Does

This site is certified 39% EVIL by the Gematriculator

This site is certified 61% GOOD by the Gematriculator

Site analysis link courtesy of Aaron.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

My, Mr. McCain! What a Big ::ahem:: Log You Have!

A friend e-mailed me about the existance of this site titled Unintentionally Sexual Comic Book Covers: Part 1. (And she found by way of BoingBoing) Notice that Conners also looks like he wet himself?

My fave cover, tho is the one with "The Punishment of Superboy!" (I would've posted it here but I can only get it as a gif file and only deals with jpg format)

Byte Me, Comcast #2179

Friggin' comcast...another day of problems with them and although, I have a connection, who knows how long it'll last? Still can't get to a few sites online.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

From The Land of Dubious Taste

And it was for sale over on eBay.

There's gotta be a Tiki Bar near it somewhere....

Sad Tributes

While doing some catch-up blog reading just now, I discovered two of them posted wonderful and wonderfully written tributes to friends of theirs who went too early.

To Pua and her family and to Chad, my thoughts go out to you both.

Friday, April 08, 2005

For The Lack of Anything Else to Blog About At the Moment

Yeah, I know this situation all too well:

How a dishwasher really works:

(In my best Carol Lynley singing voice) "There's got to be a morning after" (and dedicated to Aaron giving the Vodka Debacle 2005):

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


I had an unexpected dream the other night. Don't remember much of the details other than I had gone back to New York. Dunno if I had actually moved back or was just visiting for a bit but either way, I was staying at my parental units' apartment there. Alas, I know that'll never be a reality anymore since they finally sold the place two years ago as of July and (obviously) cleared everything out of it. (They sent me several pieces of furniture from it plus ALL of the photo albums and other family momentos - 150 friggin' pounds of it!) They were in that place for 36 years and I spent 11 of those years there. Still odd to think that I'll never be able to see the place again other than to to look up at it from the street. For some reason, that leaves me a bit sad.

Anyway, what I found interesting is how glad/happy I was to be back there again (I haven't been back since '93) and how much I missed it. It's was the first time since I left there that I've felt that way and I was chomping at the bit to go out and explore the city once again and to see how much it had changed. Maybe it's a sign, maybe not.


Happy birthdays to the following April babies: Michael of Dogpoet, Jeff - God of Biscuits, Sister Mary Mae Himm aka Vince, Philo, and Min Jung. (And to my sister as well but she doesn't know about this blog nor does she have one of her own.)


And as of this past weekend, once again Arizona is back on Pacific Time till next October. It'll take me that long to get used to having to mentally readjust to the time differnce between here and the east coast.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

An Interesting Footnote of Trivia

Before toddling off to bed, I thought I'd post this quickly...

I just read online and reconfirmed that most of the episode titles for Desparate Housewives are Stephen Sondheim song titles. The other titles are also song titles but non-Sondheim ones.

Friday, April 01, 2005

A Good Day

Well, finally got my tax stuff back from the accountant and I'm glad and very relieved to find out I'm due in for refunds on both my federal and state taxes. Yippee! I'll get those out next and be done with it for another year.

On the best note of the day, I spoke to the Parental Units this evening and my mom apparently was due in for and had an MRI (instead of a mammogram) earlier this week and she got back the results today. Everything checked out a-okay! Yay! GO mom! (For those who may not know - My 79 year old mom discovered she had breast cancer two years ago this month/March. She had a lumpectomy done and underwent a course of chemo for 6 months. She gets checked out every which way by her primary doc and the oncologist ever since and luckily so far, so good.)