Friday, April 27, 2007

Men who fly and the escaped prisoners who miss Wang.

Quiz me!
Try to beat my mighty 5!
You can try to match Bill today, who got a perfect 7.
Perhaps you'd like extra credit.
1. Richard Branson best resembles what animal?
2. How many squares?
3. What is the better name for that planet, other than Krypton?
4. Where else did you look for the Archimedes Palimpsest?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Betty Boop with no clothes

It's no Shields and Yarnell...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

boris, Boris Yeltsin

Quiz me! Goodbye Boris Yeltsin. It seems I hardly knew you, as I got a 3. Bill got a 6 since he is a total Borisphile.

Friday, April 20, 2007

AP is OK!

Freezer Follies Looks like the Appliance Blog is back in business. It was touch and go there for a day. Today is a bonus with both the extra-long photo of the freezer and another of the part that saved the day.

Ahhhh. the refreshing taste of quiz, with just a hint of friendly competition

Quiz me! Bill blames a SinoRussian conspiracy for his 5 score. I got four, curse you Neil Diamond and your mysterious ways.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Is there something wrong? Can you talk freely?

Trouble on the interpipes Appliance blog has gone dark. Where will I get a daily fix of Kenmore parts?

Did you see what I did there? Fix can also mean repair.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

That's a damn shame when somebody is throwing away a perfectly good movie

Savage Steve Holland Hooray for The Sneeze, Renee's favorite blog. They interviews the best director of early eighties teen comedy and we learn that John Cusack doesn't understand why we made him a star.
In other fine work, we meet Tappy, His Tappleganger and Crappy.

Titans direct USPS at expense of small publishers

Take Action Bill has hipped me to this and I encourage you to read the grievance and use the handy form to contact your congressional representative.
It is indicated here that the rate hike is anti-competitive and not required to maintain USPS service levels. Explore the whole of this site for some great background on all sorts of free media issues.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I like fake Dylan even more!

Dylan Hears A Who!
Unfortunately the spawning site is down but there are three tracks remaining here. You may need to scroll down past the first article.

Featuring Castro and Jesus, wait, no that's Hugo.

Quiz me!

Now Quiz Me Again because I neglected last week's quizzing and it needs to be done!
Last week- Bill got five, reporting "In an amusing juxtaposition, I missed the Castro and Jesus questions."

This week- I got 4, because I only knew the important ones.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Life at the Fares house- the next generation

Cheap and plentiful!!
"Renee, did you know there's a postal recovery center in St.Paul? It's one of only two in the country and they have auctions of abandoned stuff!"
"Sounds like a great place to buy a box full of adding machines."

The Purgegate Primer

So it's a political thing. Now I get it. Confused by the flap over the president dumping a few flunkies? Matthew Baldwin, of Defective Yeti, makes it easy for you to get on with the fear and loathing in this concise and clear explanation.

Here's a hint...Under the Patriot Act II (2006), new hires would serve indefinitely without congressional approval.

Watch out Google pixies!

Welcome to Google TiSP
A good one. Be sure to check the installation options.