Friday, April 29, 2005

willan on-take

For those of you who thought "Memento" was trivially simple, go watch "Primer". Then tell me what happened. I watched it last night, and although I enjoyed it I got really really confused. I also found it much creepier than was really probably deserved.

I know it's about a time machine and I picked up a few other plot points, but at some point I gave up on following the logic and just watched the events. Thankfully they only had one cheap time travel line. "Man, I'm hungry. I haven't eaten since later this afternoon."

Read the Ebert review for a better understanding.

Primer on IMDB

There is no free lunch.

Remember those guys who dug up cans full of money...?

Uh oh.

Even if you read the news did you retain anything?

Quiz me! A tough week. I read the paper and listened to the radio and still I guessed on all of these. Bill and I each got 4.
The secret to a pretty good guess is putting yourself in the situation. Ask yourself, "How would I protest this if I were a Ugandan? What might I value at $200,000? As Miss France how could I possibly get myself stripped of my title?"
I mean, it's France. It's not like I'm anglophonic or did not finish my wine. This is a really hard one since, as I am imaginging myself to be Miss France, I recall that all the possible answers were actual competitions in the pageant.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hey! That's where I work!

Roving Concierge This growing issue is best addressed by the joint patrol plan but only if they target the notorious super criminal "Purse-snatching Pete, the panhandling public pisser." Man I hate that guy. He wrecks it for all of us.
Yep. Roving concierges.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Just Look Around You

Now on DVD "The makers of Look Around You have been commissioned by the BBC to produce a Dependable Video Discus ('DVD') of the series. "

That may not be healthy. Those things have a lot of lead in them.
I finally found the official site but no confimation that the narrator is actually David Attenborough.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Weekly World News Quiz

I couldn't wait any longer. Quiz on.


Quiz Me!

By the way, when are we going to get a weekly "Weekly World News" news quiz?

I guess now.

1: Which of the following is not listed as a sign you're going to hell?
A) You can name 10 beers but not one of the 10 commandments.
B) You can't stand harp music.
C) You use the F-word more than once a day.
D) You have built a shrine to Michael Jackson, even a small one.
E) You murmer "By the power of Satan's Horns" when making a wish.

2: For whom is George Bush trying to get a new job?
A) Al Gore, as a character on Sesame Street.
B) Karl Rove, as CEO of Air America Radio.
C) Himself, as pope.
D) Jose Canseco, as drug czar.

3: What is the IRS planning to tax next?
A) Sex
B) Hailstones
C) Breathing
D) Excessive taxpaying

4: Which of the following did terrorists hijack?
A) The Popemobile
B) The Space Shuttle
D) A motorized wheelchair

1: E, 2: C, 3: A, 4: C

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Twins, Popes, and rats

As a fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Papacy, I highly recommend this link. Find "pope on a rope", and start reading there.

It's the Vatican, not the Vati-can't

Oh, yeah, and in other news, countless lives could be saved and cancer cures could become much more effective blah blah blahdy blah.

Induced Hibernation

Friday, April 15, 2005

It's a trip through the headlines with your favorite British news service

Quiz me! Aha! I got the cane toads question, and precious few others, for a total of four. Bill had a beeg week with six.
Word of the day? Dabbawallahs.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

My life with the shrill, Bill cult

But I don't want any siding!!I haven't listened to Air America. When it was announced I was unhappy. If I am the reasonable lefty I get my info for completely neutral sources or at least the ones that are no further left than public radio. I didn't agree that educated, rational Dems were just suffering from a talkshow asshole gap.
I got a call last week or so. Was I familiar with AAR and whatever it's call sign and number is? I'd heard of it but never listened.
"Well, they are the last chance to defeat Rush Limbaugh and his right wing agenda." or words to that effect and a request for finanical support.
Rush Limbaugh? is he still alive?
"I'm sorry but I've never listened to the station. Have a good evening"
"Wait a minute Mr. Farez, Air America is working to ensure that George Bush and his fundamentalist backers don't push their blah blah blah can we count on you for pledge of $100.00?"
I just said I'd never listened to the station before and they want a pledge? That's pathetic. Shouldn't you be encouraging me to listen once or twice?
The Sierra Club and the ACLU lobby congess and change minds and do things to persuade folks in power. Who is the AAR influencing? Outraged democrats that don't like Garrison Keillor? That's a hard core group but please, call them first.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Hobo Sign ratings

Friday, April 08, 2005

Not hip, but reasonably well informed.

Quiz me! Ah, standard issue news quiz. I got 5 which means "Phair" bill did a little better at 6. I wavered on the bus and the catholics and missed both as result. Bill was infuriated by the Japanese question.

BBC Quiz Time


Six. Darn pope, costing me a perfect score! Mocking me one last time from beyond the grave.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Okay. I realize that this is on the Variety website, written by a Variety writer and all. Still, this is an Onion article. They may not know it, but it is. The last two paragraphs are vintage Onion.

Star Wars

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

All that and thumbs

Bite me! Bill sent this link to me. These animals were wicked biters. The caption for the illustration sums it up best, "The marsupial lion may not have had - or needed - the most intelligent of hunting strategies."
They are called a Marsupial Lion because of their catlike appearance. Other xenotypic descriptives that were contenders? "marsupial bad-assed murder machine" and "marsupial yikes, that thing has a skilsaw for a mouth"
Despite being tops in the "killing things with your head" category they are happily extinct which makes them unlikely to turn up in St. Paul after hitching a ride in a crate of organic bananas.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Quick quiz, who the hell is Lloyd George?

I don't know you naughty boy, I've never Lloyd George I was hoping that one of the questions would be "Was he ever prime minister?" sice they gave that much away in the introduction.
Even so, Bill owes me a Coke. He got 2 and I scored a mighty three. My superior guessing at Welsh burial practices probably turned the war.

Friday, April 01, 2005

If it's not the BBC quiz it's not really news, is it?

Quiz me! Bill got 4, I got 5 and I'd say it's an all around good week for likely guesses. How did you do?