About Last Night

March 20th, 2006

What a fun show that was. Thanks to everyone who came out and laughed loudly at all the right times – you were a great audience. One of these days I really have to start making one of these “mailing lists” that everyone’s talking about. And thanks to Paul and Storm for booking the gig, singing backup and sharing the stage. If you’re keeping track you’ll know that I’ll next be at the Ritalin Readings on March 28 at Mo Pitkin’s again – only for one song, so don’t get all dressed up.

Now: when I was doing Flickr and I got to the Pies Here photo, there was a particularly pointed cheer from someone out there in the darkness. Perhaps a pie lover? Perhaps the maker of that photo? Color me intrigued – who were you mysterious cheering person?

Thing a Week 25 – Stroller Town

March 17th, 2006

On a sunny day in my neighborhood, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a stroller (believe me). I’m not complaining, in fact I freely admit that I am part of the problem. So this is kind of about that, though it’s also about a baby who likes to drag race. And before you point it out, yes, I was thinking very hard about the Beach Boys while I was doing this, specifically “I Get Around” and “Shut Down.”

Stroller Town

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A Lobster of One’s Own

March 17th, 2006

Some crazy person has created a plush toy of our new friend kiwa hirsuta (the furry lobster of recent fame) and made the pattern and instructions available under a Creative Commons license. Everybody wins – except for the disgusting furry lobsters themselves, who unfortunately are disgusting.

It was described to me as “optional”

March 16th, 2006

Scott Bateman is seven times better than I am, because he’s doing a flash animation EVERY DAY in something he’s calling Bateman365. Day 212 happens to be an animation done to the John Hodgman attack ad about me not taking care of his cat. Apparently everyone in the world is eventually going to hear Hodgman complaining about this cat business (incidentally, John and I remember very different versions of this event, my version being the correct one). To the person whose cat I am caring for this weekend, rest assured, your very clear instructions will be carried out to the letter.

Cat stuff aside, there seem to be a few different people out there doing weekly/daily output of creative material. Good for us. Someone should make a list…


March 16th, 2006

Is it just me, or does MySpace really suck? The interface is disorganized and full of holes, lots of stuff doesn’t even work, and every page takes three hours to load all the ads. I know they’ve been growing like crazy, trying to keep up with the demand, but come on guys get it together. And I appreciate that everyone wants to modify their page and make it look “unique” and all, but yuck. It’s the ugliest, most frustrating tool on the entire internet. How did such a crapfest become the biggest social networking site ever?

I’m so angry I just punched the guy sitting next to me at the coffee shop.