Monday, November 19, 2007

A Gam: The News is Good

... Cannabis may halt breast cancer. This is just good news for so many reasons. On so many levels. ... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the dollar a worthless piece of paper. He must be pricing a condo in Downtown New Bedford. ... More good news from the WGA action: The sequel/prequels to DaVinci Code and Borat may not be made. Now, if the writers can stay on the picket line until all possible Tom Hanks movies are shelved, I'd say labor has won once again for the common man. ... I've been reading Beowulf since I was a little kid. It's a cool story about monsters and dragons and bravery and naked chicks. Wait, was that in the Seamus Heaney version? Or John Gardner? ...
You've probably noticed the "widget" entitled "Recently Played" over there. That's a big fat compromise. I don't have the patience (or, let's face it, the talent) that others have (*coff*coff*bitterandrew) for "the music blog," and the "random iPod list" wasn't getting any action, so I decided to just go with this thing so folk can see the supposed contents of my "playlist." That my "radio station" can play Warren Zevon into Sun Ra into The Donnas into The Selecter not only gives you an idea of what records I own, but also provides me with more ammunition to bolster my argument that I should never again work in radio.
The moniker "GIANT Tuki" came to me in a flash when I saw the image she presented. It was only later that I realized I had recycled "Giant Dawn" from the Buffy Season 8 comic book (which is currently very entertaining. Particularly trying to figure out why everyone is suddenly a giggly sixteen again. Faith was never that "young." But still, you can't beat a good girl bath for exposition and character dev.) Giant Dawn really should stay giant. Only don't have anyone mention it. She's just the regular little sister, but she stays giant. I don't want her to become magical or anything. I don't want want to know what a "thricewise" is. And I don't want any drama with Find-a-Cure Willow or Shrink-A-Dawn Willow. ... Amazon.com announced its new e-book reader called "Kindle." Named that to put aback the people who call regular books "kindling." ... Celebrate, appropriately, the 187th Anniversary of the sinking of the whaler Essex by a whale. Wonder if the Japanese will.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving recess. Try not to make any appointments while I'm away.


And then there's this, which isn't particularly good, but at least we can stop counting down to the moment when it'll happen. Farewell, old aid to navigation.

2 comments:

Large said...

Who knew a martini glass would make me want to hear Eric Clapton's "Can't find my way home" ??

well,..time to update my charts....

bitterandrew said...

That's okay, sir, I don't have the patience or talent to chronicle the South Coast follies in a way that makes them entertaining even to someone who thinks the entire universe fits inside the 128 loop.