randomness of the week

  • “There’s nothing going on on the internet tonight” = words I actually said to James a night or two ago. I was obviously  not visiting the right websites. There’s always something going on on the internet.
  • Why did Roger Clemens have to testify in front of Congress about whether or not he used steroids? I get that it’s illegal and Carrot-Top-creepy, but why was Congress looking into the situation? If it’s time to take down the liars, professional athletes with shriveled up balls and girl-tits are fairly low on my list.
  • Dr. Laura was still pulling in a paycheck? Really? I thought she had gone off to start a work farm for gay autistic children years ago.
  • This is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while. The title of the post is Outrage Over Plans to Build a Library Next to Sarah Palin, and one of the quotes is, “It’s like something’s on fire right in the middle of my head. Like I’ve eaten a red hot chili, but it’s gone up my nose tubes rather than down my ass tubes.” The Brits really have a way with words. Pure poetry. Thanks to Larry for sharing.
  • I’ve heard KTRU mentioned maybe five times over the course of my life until this week. I feel for the students at Rice and the folks who listened to the station on a regular basis, but (selfishly) I’m really looking forward to having a full-time NPR station in Houston. And regardless of where you fall on the deal, it wasn’t UH’s fault that Rice decided to sell their station and not tell anyone. So putting down UH (or NPR or classical music) isn’t really the central issue.
  • In a post about facebook today, Houston Press writer John Nova Lomax quoted the fight stupidization blog. Check it out.
  • In my 2.5+ years at PBS, I’ve only bothered to have my picture taken with two PBS celebrities: Neil DeGrasse Tyson and The Cat in the Hat. Both were cool mofos.

    cool mofo, flaccid hat

(that shot reminds me of the picture of Stephen Colbert with his black friend Alan)

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6 responses to “randomness of the week”

  1. Interesting collection of thoughts. I would have held onto those cards, and dealt them out one at a time on Facebook. But you laid ’em all out on the table like some kind of Royal Flush. (Though I’m not sure they’re all the same suit.) But then again, I don’t have a Blog (yet), and you do.

  2. I’m with you on the KTRU issue (shit, I have only streamed it lately, and maybe twice at that) but they way it was done was shady…creepy. Same type of thing with the Rice Digital Press next month. Kaput. No input from others. (http://ow.ly/2swxQ)

    Now I need to go hide in case I get in the way of club-wielding save-KTRU folks…

  3. The Cat in the Hat and Bugs Bunny were my heroes/role models when I was a young ‘un. As well as Abraham Lincoln.

  4. The first bullet reminds me of one of my favorite XKCD comics. The guy is at the computer. The voice from out of frame asks, “are you coming to bed soon?”. He replies, “In a minute. Someone is WRONG on the internet.” If you are familiar with that webcomic, you know there is always a rollover text. This one was, “and if I don’t stop them, they will just keep being WRONG!”

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