Saturday, February 16, 2008

I hate to be a shameless self promoter

but not enough to not post this.

I have a new blog where I review anything. Check it out if you like.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Some of us have moved; others have stayed put.
Some of us have been very busy finishing semesters; others have been lazy.
Some of us have (temporarily) run out of topic ideas; others are shy about being the first one back.
Some of us are just bored.

We still like you, Dear Readers, and miss your comments.
But what, at this point, can bring you back? We've proven ourselves shamefully unreliable. We apologize for that, but make no promises to change our behavior in the future.

Would you like a new format? A change of pace? To participate more? To find new blog authors? It's okay if you do. But tell us, please.

Because every time I see this blog listed on my profile, I have to click on it just to make sure there's nothing new. It sort of feels like a rotted toenail that I can't stop picking at, but am afraid to rip off, just in case it spontaneously comes back to life.

I don't want the Supergroup to be a rotted toenail.

Do you?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Star Wars Holiday Special

Someone showed me this video last night and I can't think of a better place to share it. According to my friend Mark, this is completely legit and his brother in law has the full 2-hour tape. Also, here's a website that gives a little bit of background on the cinematic masterpiece that is the Star Wars Holiday Special.

And since we're already talking about Star Wars I'd like to share one of my new favorite videos, Star Wars trumpet solo. Stacey Hedger, you are a true American hero!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

resolved: that those super-wealthy 20-somethings need to get over themselves.

thanks for the all critics topic stephanie! this ought to generate some comments...
here are my suggestions:

everyone running for president on either side: have a mad drunken party together before the primaries. let the press in once everyone’s good and sauced.

george lucas: redo the last few star wars, and hire a director this time. maybe kevin smith? that would be fun.

al sharpton: realize that it’s not all because you’re black. some of it is because you’re an idiot.

michael vick: pit yourself against one of your pitbulls. oh yeah, and the loser gets shot.

bill watterson: give us more calvin & hobbes!

will smith: pat yourself on the back, my man! america has an actual american manly action hero again. (anyone else notice that our macho actors lately are euros/aussies?)

europe/australia: keep turning them out – we could use more macho action heroes.

whiny welfare people: stop whining about it, get into rehab, and then get a job. then actually work hard at the job. even burger-flippers and janitors get promoted if they flip burgers or janite with a good attitude.

hollywood writers on strike: stay there. then maybe the couch potatoes will move their asses and work on their own getting-healthier resolutions.

tippi hendron: save more critters. yay for shambala!

paris hilton: shop at kmart – after all, you’re only inheriting $5million now – got to tighten that budget...

the dog whisperer: go back to mexico for a while and then set a good example by emigrating- legally this time. i’m sure you could get a sponsor without too much trouble.

kim jong-il: watch team america: world police.

neil gaiman: i agree with stephanie. write the book. please.

on a side note, for christmas 2003 i was given a latchhook set. i resolved to complete the thing the next year (2004). i’m proud to report that i hooked the last latch at about 11:47pm on the 31st. this year i started a cross-stitch project. if we’re still blogging in 2012, i’ll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year

New Year's Resolution #1 - Try to post more often and on time!

But what fun is making New Year's resolutions for yourself? It only ends in disappointment and shame when you don't follow through, and let's be honest, how many of us really keep up with them after the first week? So - I've decided that this week's theme is writing resolutions for other people. It can be people you know, people you don't, celebrities, pets, whatever. (This was actually inspired in part by something done in Sunday school, where there was a top 10 list of resolutions for fictional characters). I figured this would be a nice fun, easy post for us to do - as many will probably be hung over tomorrow (and maybe a day or two after depending on the binges going on tonight)

These are in no particular order

10. Tom Hanks: Will play some truly despicable character. One that has no redeeming quality that ultimately makes the audience like him anyways.

9. Tim Burton: Will cast someone other than Johnny Depp in next movie. (Don't get me wrong - I love Johnny Depp, but there has to be some other actor that can pull off weird, dark, and brooding!)

8. Jessica Simpson: Will have vocal chords removed to prevent any further butchering of perfectly lovely songs. (I practically had a stroke every time I heard her rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" while I was shopping) Everyone just watches her on mute anyway, right?

7. Neil Gaiman - Will finish and print new book! (No pressure Neil - you're worth the wait!)

6. Britney Spears and anyone related to Britney Spears (through marriage and blood) - Will have vasectomy/hysterectomy to keep from further polluting and dragging down the gene pool.

5. Han Solo: Will change name to not sound like a euphemism for masturbation. And maybe bag a chick other than one that is incestuous/has pastries for hair.

4. Stephen Colbert : Will try to reign it in a little - there is such a thing as being too funny. (Who am I kidding? No there's not!)

3. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: Will try to adopt the whole of Africa and Asia by the end of the year. As well as singlehandedly rebuilding New Orleans (they're going to need somplace to put all of those kids).

2. Steve Jobs : Will try to come out with technology people can actually afford to buy right away, rather than 3 years down the line when something better has come out. (Oh - but keep making the Mac vs. PC commercials - love 'em!)

1. The Shins - Will try to get back into the independent music scene - they are too good for the general population to enjoy. ( I almost puked when I heard one of their songs playing in Burger King one day)

Ok, so a pathetic attempt at humor. I'm sick - again, so it's a little sub-par. For those of you not feeling this particular topic, why not take Sean's suggestion and make predictions for the coming year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Hope everyone's having a wonderful time - so wonderful, that they don't feel like writing posts this week, right? I promise I'll post a topic by next Monday.

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Also, let me take the time to say goodbye to Jane, and I hope you get better. Jane leaves in 6 days, and is sick, and may not have much access to the internet over in Kyrgysztan, but hopefully we'll still hear from her here or at her own blog.

Friday, December 21, 2007

word on the street

in san diego, the word is "do". there are so many, many interests, focuses, life paths, whatevers here, yet i scarcely find someone who is not passionate about "doing" whatever it is they do. i don't necessarily mean in the career sense - some people slack off with fervor. and people do so much! many of them have the means to not need to either. for example, yesterday i spoke to a soccer mom who also works full time at a preschool, is about to complete a masters degree, and volunteers hours every week at a church sunday school program. and she loves it! another person i know works full time as an accountant, just finished his economics degree, is working on a private pilot's license, and still has time for surfing and target shooting.
i don't remember so much being done by anyone anywhere else i've been. so yeah. do.

then there's me. i have no idea what my word is. i've been called crazy, dorky, creative, smart-butt, animal freak, and a bunch of other stuff. i'd almost have to go with "confused" except that i'm mostly comprised of a bunch of lucid moments that just don't go together - like flipping through channels on tv.
ok, so i'm a channel-changer (if hyphenated words count).