Archive for May, 2012

A little fiction

Here is a thing I wrote. I hope you like it. The Lottery It wasn’t until the jackpot hit $62 million that Sharon even considered buying a ticket. Until that point, she’d never really paid attention to the lottery. As far as she was concerned, “Powerball” might be some obscure Olympic event dominated by Romanians. […]

Spring feet in long beach

Venice in a day

Amazing video in time-lapse & tilt-shift (via 3 Quarks Daily).

Click on it for more treasures

Today is Victory Day

It is only in the last few years that, thanks to one of our resident Russophiles, LP, I have come to appreciate a good May 9th party. May 9th, as you may know, is the day that Russia and the other former Soviet republics celebrate as Victory Day, when the Allies finally overcame the Nazis […]


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Died and gone to Valhalla

Today I join with my fellow comic book fanboys and fangirls in celebrating the highly anticipated opening of The Avengers or as Flixter User Reviewer Flutie Archibald called it: “. . . THE BEST MOVIE I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!” Six super heroes, two secret agents and one seriously cool villain (I have had a “thing” for Loki […]

Thursday playlist: latest online enthusiasms

Oh, this video is really good! (thank you Bryan Waterman for the link–our BW who has a fun tumblr blog now): buying cigars online [youtube][/youtube] If that wasn't your moment of bliss for the day, and you can stop yourself from replaying it, I recommend following this link to a tumblr page called Shallow Rewards […]

May we tease?

I have realized this week how terribly I am led to tease people. It’s a very bad habit that I got from my father, but since I never had much of an ego of my own, and was teased mercilessly and cruelly all throughout my childhood, it feels to me as though teasing, of the […]

Ten hours

I recently stumbled across this video:  ten hours of Darth Vader’s wheezing. [youtube][/youtube] Hypnotic! Weird! Fabulous! But then things got even more hypnotic, weird and fabulous when I discovered that the “ten-hour video” is a bona fide Interwebs phenomenon. People are looping together short clips to make ten hours’ worth of all kinds of ridiculous […]