On American Cities I'd Prefer To See Get Blown Up In The Movies Instead of New York

@sigerson Absolutely.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm 0

On Bear Video A Classic Example Of The Form

Sheesh. First bear video in awhile, and it's a doozy.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0

On A Reminder To Those Of Us In Denial About The Death Of Google Reader: It's Dying

Still in denial.

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0

On Will TV's Best Actress Get The Big Fancy Award For Best TV Actressing?

I love this show so much. It is one of the only shows I don't let build up on my DVR because I want to know what happens next as soon as it airs. She is absolutely amazing.

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:34 am 0

On Some Days Bears Are The Only Things That Make Sense

Thanks for this. We always need more bears.

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm 0

On People Will Be Singing That Song From From The White Stripes "Elephant" Album Long After Elephants Themselves Are Extinct

It seemed like it was a soccer chant in Europe a few years before it crossed the pond.

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0

On How To Be A Monster: Life Lessons From Lord Byron

If you haven't, please read Tim Powers' Stress of Her Regard.
Byron, Polidori, the Shelleys are all major characters. It's quite wonderful.

I haven't picked up the follow up, which came out last year, Hide me Among the Graves, but Polidori's ghost plays a prominent role.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm 1

On The RSS Reader Reader's Lament

*sigh* I have been using Flipboard on my phone and ipad to push my Google reader feeds through for about two years now. I really like it quite a bit, but they don't have a desktop interface.

I'm test driving Feedly, but I suspect that by July I'll have 15 different rss platforms obsessively updated with my google reader feed and I'll still feel incomplete. The thing I'll miss the most, of course, is the super full feeds extension on Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/super-full-feeds-for-goog/khbjahpecnkenngkidhioicnfpakihgo/details

If someone finds an RSS platform with this, lemme know.

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm 0

On Reckoning With 'Thelma & Louise'

I was 18 years old and saw it in the theater for the first time with my best friend. We just graduated from high school and were about to go on to college. I think afterwards, rather than Thelma or Louise, we wanted to be Callie Khouri when we grew up. Love this movie so much. Still want to be Callie Khouri.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm 0

On "You drive like an old man."

@Astigmatism Heh. Oh yeah. The Prius CAN perform, but he doesn't want to let it because of the computer telling him how much energy he's using.

Of course, he LOVES to drive my mom's VW Sportswagen TDI. Performance and decent gas mileage, without the constant monitoring. (That's what I drive, and I concur. It's a pretty fun ride if you're trying to go a little responsible in vehicle purchases.)

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0