Monday, August 31, 2009

How Do I Feel Right Now?

In the words of Colonel George Taylor, "Get your hands off of me you damned dirty apes!!"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Update: Best TV Shows

Time for my yearly update of my favorite (ever!) television shows. Remember, these are in no particular order.


Late Night/Late Show with David Letterman
The Simpsons
Mystery Science Theater 3000
24 (especially the earlier seasons)
The Sopranos
The Family Guy
The Wire
Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)

NYPD Blue (David Caruso era)
Arrested Development
The Fugitive
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Fawlty Towers
Mission Impossible
The Equalizer

Monday, August 24, 2009

How do you explain this away?

There are three different bottles of ketchup in my refrigerator. All different sizes and all containing differing amounts. I know how this happened, and it was completely innocent. And yet, when I open the door to the fridge, I just doesn't look right. No, not at all.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I can't believe Yaz is 70. One of us has gotten really old.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Two Things To Think About

1. Not enough people listen to The Jam.
2. Steak is delicious.

Monday, August 17, 2009

How Can This Be?

I'm pretty sure I work with the only French person in the world who has never read a book, been to a museum, or listened to music.

Seriously, how do you mention Magritte (yes, yes, I know he's actually Belgian) to a French person over the age of 40 and just get a blank stare in return?

Mon dieu!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Damn You Stieg Larsson

First, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo took over my life.

Now, The Girl Who Played with Fire is doing the same.

And now I have to wait almost a month to get The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest!

Supposedly there will be at least two more books, and quite possibly as many as ten.


Will I never learn?

I went for a run this afternoon. It was 97 degrees.

I may never stop sweating.

Question of the Day

Why doesn't anyone like me?

Monday, August 03, 2009

R.I.P Billy Lee Riley

The rockabilly world lost one of its longest standing members yesterday when Billy Lee Riley died of cancer at age 75.

Riley, born in Pochahontas, Arkansas, began his career at Sun Records in Memphis at the same time as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Preseley, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison. While he had a couple of hits along the way, most of Sun's promotional clout was put behind these other artists, and Riley was out of music for much of the 1960s and 1970s. He returned to the scene during the rockabilly revival of the late 1970s and early 1980s and performed regularly for the next twenty years before poor health forced him off stage a few years ago.

With Riley's passing the number of "original" rockabilly singers grows even smaller, so if I can borrow a line...

Here’s tae us.
Wha’s like us?”
Gie few and they’re a’ deed!
Mair’s the pity.