Friday, August 28, 2009

Stupid British sharks! :)

From a BBC comedy show. I really like the sharks.


A doughnut mecca in Portland

Patricia pointed out something on a listing on Facebook, that I live not far from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland. This is a place that has incredible doughnuts including, she pointed out, a bacon maple bar. Personally, I'd call this a Crime Against Nature except for the fact that it just sounds so right. :)
Voodoo Doughnuts offers all the usuals in the way of doughnuts, but they also offer some specialties that look promising. I'm keen to try their apple fritter that's 'as big as your head'.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rossini's "Cat's Duet"

This will make up for the general NSFW-ness of the previous post. Now, I have to admit that I'd never heard of this piece before, but it's charming! The following is from a concert in Seoul, Korea, Nov 30, 1996, of Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois.

Lest you think that this is a complete shuck, here are two divas, Montserrat Caballé and Concha Velasco, singing this on Italian television in 1990. The boys do a better job IMO.


Tasteless, tasteless, tasteless, and totally NSFW

Brian sent this. It's a slide show of 18 shirt slogans that will not get you laid. I can really identify with shirt #3, although the arrow could just as easily point straight up, too. (Hey, I'm a guy! I recognize that both options are completely true.)  

This is fairly tasteless stuff, hence the premise of the slide show. Don't say I didn't warn you.  


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A poem from Leigh Ann Hussey

I was just looking for an article that I wrote in 1986 in a pile of old papers and I found an amazing poem by Leigh Ann Hussey.

Leigh Ann Hussey was an amazingly good musician who died in a motorcycle accident in May 2006. I knew her through various circles for a long time before that. When she was in Seattle in 1987 or so, she spouted one of her poems off and I was enchanted and asked her to write it down for me, which she did, and signed it.
I will arise arise and go now,
And get my coffee cup
And some strong coffee pour there
With cream and sugar laced—
Nine cupfuls will I make there
When I have gotten up
And drink them all
Ere the world I face.

I will arise and go now,
For always, night and day,
I hear the coffee boiling
With gurgles in the pot
When I lie beneath the covers
Or in the twilight grey,
I bless the world
When my brew is hot.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Making a buck off of gullibility, part XVIII

Hey, here's the funny website du jour: Eternal Earth-Bound Pets. When you're Raptured, what becomes of your pets left behind on Earth? This group will take care of them for a fee.

From the website's opening page:
You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind.

We are a group of dedicated animal lovers, and atheists. Each Eternal Earth-Bound Pet representative is a confirmed atheist, and as such will still be here on Earth after you've received your reward. Our network of animal activists are committed to step in when you step up to Jesus.
Damn, they've already got someone covering Oregon.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Clippy finally messes with the wrong Word doc

About gahdamn time....