Saturday, October 29, 2005

Madness Takes It's Toll

I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

You are Charles VI of France, also known as Charles the Mad or Charles the Well-Beloved!

A fine, amiable and dreamy young man, skilled in horsemanship and archery, you were also from a long line of dribbling madmen. King at 12 and quickly married to your sweetheart, Bavarian Princess Isabeau, you enjoyed many happy months together before either of you could speak anything of the other's language. However, after illness you became a tad unstable. When a raving lunatic ran up to your entourage spouting an incoherent prophecy of doom, you were unsettled enough to slaughter four of your best men when a page dropped a lance. Your hair and nails fell out. At a royal masquerade, you and your courtiers dressed as wild men, ending in tragedy when four of them accidentally caught fire and burned to death. You were saved by the timely intervention of the Duchess of Berry's underskirts.

This brought on another bout of sickness, which surgeons countered by drilling holes in your skull. The following months saw you suffer an exorcism, beg your friends to kill you, go into hyperactive fits of gaiety, run through your rooms to the point of exhaustion, hide from imaginary assassins, claim your name was Georges, deny that you were King and fail to recognise your family. You smashed furniture and wet yourself at regular intervals. Passing briefly into erratic genius, you believed yourself to be made of glass and demanded iron rods in your attire to prevent you breaking.

In 1405 you stopped bathing, shaving or changing your clothes. This went on until several men were hired to blacken their faces, hide, jump out and shout "boo!", upon which you resumed basic hygiene. Despite this, your wife continued sleeping with you until 1407, when she hired a young beauty, Odette de Champdivers, to take her place. Isabeau then consoled herself, as it were, with your brother. Her lovers followed thick and fast while you became a pawn of your court, until you had her latest beau strangled and drowned.

A severe fever was fended off with oranges and pomegranates in vast quantities, but you succumbed again in 1422 and died. Your disease was most likely hereditary. Unfortunately, you had anywhere up to eleven children, who variously went on to develop capriciousness, great cruelty, insecurity, paranoia, revulsion towards food and, in one case, a phobia of bridges.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Right in Time for Halloween

One of the things I miss about New York is being able to catch exhibitions like this: The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult over at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is presently running till December 31st. It contains about 120 photos, mainly from between the 1860's to about World War II, showing "when occult and paranormal phenomena were most actively debated and both supporters and skeptics summoned photographs as evidence." With an interest in both over the years, it would've been nifty to see those photos up close and personal. I may just have to settle for the book.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

BWAHAHA! Wonderful!

Apparently, the Muppets are doing their own take on reality shows when they do a six-episode America's Next Muppet! It'll be a parody but the final decision will be legit and will air on ABC sometime in the spring or summer, 2006.

I'd love to see maybe some backstage dramatics - Janice and Miss Piggy having a knock-down drag-out fight, Kermit blowing up at Gonzo in the hallways, or maybe even caught doing crack by some Dallasite on his way to NYC?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Wilma and Rosa Parks RIP

Spoke to my sister and my mother earlier this afternoon, all is well with all of them; although, the parental units were still without electricity. My sister and her family got theirs back shortly after the hurricane passed.

The 'rents just had a palm tree knocked over on the building grounds and my sister just had part of the fence ripped up.


Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92

Sunday, October 23, 2005


And someone actually had an entire case of this after all these decades!

To the Lost Fans Out There

I present to you "Lost Rhapsody" set to Wierd Al Yankovic's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Found over on

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Yeah, I'm Alive.

Been a slightly busy week. Got done with one of my classes (the Internet Imploder one) yesterday. Easy as hell which is why I was able to cruise through it so quickly. Picked up on the existance of a few new sites out there (besides getting some credits and one less needed course for my degree to worry about) so it wasn't a total waste of time.

Had problems with it, tho. Minor ones but ones that shouldn't have happened. I chalk it up to a poor planning on the teachers part and a lack of communication between said teacher and the lab assistants that deal with the CSA courses in that lab. Luckily, I kept tabs on what I completed and saved all the hardcopies of my work (about 4 assignments I handed in that were graded and handed back were never recorded in my folder so they were considered officially not done.) So, when I discovered the fuck-up, I stuck them in teacher's face and basically told her "See, twit? They WERE done and graded. Now credit me, BITCH!" She also claimed that another assignment which was done via the class's website and e-mailed to her never was received. I highly doubt it; she probably just deleted it without even realizing it. I had to re-do but luckily it was a quick 5 minute re-do. She ain't teaching the course next semester so I dunno whether to offically complain about what happened to me.

My medical terms course is a real dosey. Just takes time in memorizing those terms. Three outta the eight tests done tho but I gotta make sure I keep my ass in gear about doing it. The records managment class is coming along as well.


Gotta another "Missing NYC Blahs" episode the other day. Doing some reading on stuff that landed up including what was happening in NYC got me to missing it. Fall and spring are the two seasons I'd prefer to be there (you can keep the summer's humidity and the friggin' cold during the winter, thankyouverymuch!) I love TooStoned but there's stuff that you can't get here and only there without having to depend on a car. Dunno if I can ever live in that city permanently again but I'd love to be able to afford spending a month or so in the spring and/or fall, stay at one of those corporate apts., and take in the fun things to do there on top of getting the chance to meet some or all of the online people I've come to know in the area.


It's that time once again to be hella worried about my family. I'm sure y'all are up to yer eyeballs in WilmaTalk the past few days and the family are all in Florida. Spoke to my mom a couple of days ago but she didn't know anything that I didn't know already. I'll speak to her again tomorrow to see whazzup with the parental units and my sister and her family.


Speaking of the 'rents and Florida, I might be heading there in January for my mom's surprize 80th birthday party. Gotta see how to pull things together.


Just in case you haven't heard, I read over on Casey's site that Toddski passed away on October 9th. His boyfriend posted a note (see link above) about it. Didn't know him or read his site myself but maybe others do/have.

Monday, October 17, 2005

All Hail His Noodly Appendage! Become a Pastafarian!

I cam across this site in a post over on A.O.-Hell this evening and loved it. This site is about a parody religion that was created in response to the whole "intelligent design" idea trying to be introduced around the country. It brings out the "truth" like the increase in natural disasters is actually due to the decrease in pirates since the 1800's! Tou can get the background info on it here and here:
Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster official site.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Comic Stripping

Umm...Robin's into salad tossing?

I'll let you fill in the blanks on this one...

Something to amuse you in the meantime before I post something more meaningful. These two and a few others found on this site of funny comic book covers.

Link found on Modern fabulousity.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

For Those "Survivor" Show Fans Out There

::chortle:: Cute site: Survivor Toyland.

Discovered on

Friday, October 07, 2005

A Public Service Announcement

As y'all know, fall is here and winter is just around the corner (although with the temps. here in TooStoned still in the mid-90's, that seems to be a strange concept), and that means flu season.

Well, just in case yer wondering how to find a flu shot clinic and when they're being held other than yer doctor's office, here's a nifty lil' website that'll help you locate a place in yer neck of the woods.

Addendum: From a website mentioned by Naladac, I found this quote:

Once upon a midnight dreary, while i pron surfed, weak and weary,
over many a strange and spurious site of 'hot xxx galore'.
While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning, and my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour,
" 'Tis not possible!", i muttered, "give me back my free hardcore!"
quoth the server, 404.

- Unknown

and another one which Nala used and I like as well:

The speed of sound is defined by the distance from door to computer divided by the time interval needed to close the media player and pull up your pants when your mom shouts "OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!"

Thursday, October 06, 2005

"It's Pretty Darn Hot!"

The Reenactment Bunny Theatre Troupe has released The War of the Worlds (1953)in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies!

Maybe that explains where Harriet Maiers is from?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Harriet Blank

I was trying to put my finger on who Harriet Mier reminded me of and Crash helped me discover who.

He's An Asshole

A friend passed along this music video about The Bush Gang. Thought it was funny.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Hotel Congress, Tucson

Hotel Congress, Tucson
Originally uploaded by azLee.
A Tucson landmark built in about 1919 as a railroad hotel. It was where Dillinger and his gang were captured back in 1934 when the hotel caught fire and destroyed the third floor. Major amounts of weapons and $23,816 in cash were discovered in one room which lead to the gang being discovered.

Sign on Side of Hotel Congress
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Sign on Side of Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress Website

Rialto Theatre

Rialto Theatre
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Across from the Hotel Congress. Built in 1920 as the Paramount and several names and uses since including a spanish film theatre and porn palace, it recently was fully restored and is being used as a concert hall. It has been a concert place the past few years during restoration, tho.

Rialto Theatre website

Congress St.

Congress St.
Originally uploaded by azLee.
From the Rialto Theatre looking towards the Fox Theatre, which is also being retored. Gorgeous Desert Deco style theatre which opened in 1929 and closed in 1974. Hopefully, one day it'll be a movie theatre/concert hall.

Fox Theatre website

St. Augustine Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral
Originally uploaded by azLee.

St. Augustine Cathedral website

Scottish Rite Temple
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Downtown Tucson. Built in 1915. NICE interior from the pix I've seen.

Scottish Rite Temple site(scroll down a bit)

Temple of Music and Art

Temple of Music and Art
Originally uploaded by azLee.
The Tucson home of the Arizona Theatre Company. Built in 1929. Shot of the upstairs Cabaret theatre.

Temple of Music and Art
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Shot of main courtyard/entrance to the main stage.

Temple of Music and Art
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Another view.

Temple/ATC site

My Old Home

My Old Home
Originally uploaded by azLee.
I lived here between 1983 and 1986. (The double arched windows on the second floor was my bedroom) Built in 1910 when Arizona was still a territory by the Pima County Jailer at the time by the name of Sullivan who lived there wit his wife until he died in the early to mid-40's. I wish I had the money to buy and restore the place! Two floors plus a basement which is rare to have in Tucson. It had a hideously UGLY 70's style kitchen (all the worst features of that period) which needed revamping.

My Old Home
Originally uploaded by azLee.
Close-up shot.


You scored 51% Style, 30% Climate, and 48% Culture!

You are Seattle, Washington. Seattle is the largest city in Washington
and the seat of King County. A city of steep hills, Seattle lies in
western Washington between two bodies of water�Puget Sound on the west
and Lake Washington on the east. Its fine landlocked harbor has made
Seattle one of the major ports in the United States. Seattle is the
region's commercial and transportation hub and the center of
manufacturing, trade, and finance. Its important diversified industries
include aircraft, lumber and forest products, fishing, high technology,
food processing, boat building, machinery, fabricated metals,
chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and apparel.

You're probably very happy that I stuck you in a city where you can get
a nice view of the mountains and breathe that fresh, cool air. And the
rain won't get you down either. You are very stylish and you belong in
a big city with a bit of a faster pace than say, somewhere in the South
or Midwest. I think you'd be quite happy in Seattle where you can do
lots of shopping and take in a good bit of culture. You could probably
stand to take in more culture than you currently do. Musicals and art
shows are good for your soul I say. But you do enjoy nature and maybe
sports as well, and you've definitely got a good city here.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 84% on Style
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You scored higher than 31% on Climate
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You scored higher than 42% on Culture
Link: The Which Major U.S. City Are You? Test written by weeredII on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test