positively 21st st

I forgot that having alcohol near bed time always makes me wake up early. Even a little and GOOD MORNING! I’M ALL PERKY AT 0600!

For the 20th anniversary of the Challenger explosion I think maybe I’ll go get a balsa wood glider and attach a firecracker to it, and then throw it and yell OBVIOUSLY A MAJOR MALFUNCTION! just as it goes off.

Last night’s dinner came out really well. A black japonica/brown rice blend, steamed broccoli with ginger and black pepper, and hot wing “drummettes”. Tonight I think is soup night. I’ll go to Growers Ranch and see what kind of veg-eatables they have that look most soupworthy.

The Rich Girls Are Weeping has an mp3 in advance of Neko Case’s new CD!

Here’s a really long, weird list of new magazines last year courtesy Robotwisdom.com


Odds and Ends

  • Tonight at the table there was a pause in the conversation, and berg74 suddenly turned to the two twenty-something Newport party guys sitting there and said “So. You ever been in a car with a nun?”
  • I recommend guruphiliac if you like weird stories about cults and their leaders. It syndicates http://guruphiliac.blogspot.com/ .
  • A quicktime video of a classic Aston Martin DBR1 doing the hillclimb at Goodwood is here.
  • Here’s how to lose five pounds in a hurry. First, take an amphetamine ADD drug, so that you have to remember to eat because you’re rarely hungry. Then, have an unexplained middle ear paroxysm that causes you to hang out of your car window barfing like crazy for hours before you’re taken to the hospital by emergency ambulance for rehydration and antinausea drugs. Finally, have your doctor prescribe you a diuretic for the ear problem and your high blood pressure, so that you pee out gallons of retained water the first day. Presto! Five pounds gone. Next week I’ll demonstrate how to build muscle tone by getting stranded in the desert and killing mountain lions for food to survive.
  • Now you can get porno brand rims in up to 24″ sizes for your big, stupid vehicle. No, I’m not kidding, sorry. (Links not necessarily safe for work, may trip nudie-alarm of web filters.)
  • Here is a short film advertising beer, which happens to be in the style of early Buñuel films.