Archive for May, 2005

Killer Video

Watching The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show has been the most painful experience of my life.

Kisa

Morah and I now have a cat. Her name is Kisa (Russian for kitty) and she’s super-cute. That’s her in the APLO (which I apologise for not updating in over a month).

We actually took her in almost two weeks ago, but since she was a stray, we weren’t sure if we would be able to keep her and didn’t want to make the announcement until we knew for sure.

She seems to be a Siamese and tabby mix. Her face and tail are coloured like a gray tabby, but the rest of her looks Siamese. Her body type seems to be more in the tabby realm, while her voice seems more Siamese.

We first saw her in the car park at FOX (where I work) about a month ago. A week or so after that, she starting hanging around by the back door all the time (as in all day long). She was really friendly, so we figured she was probably a dump. A few people said that they had seen her as far back as three months ago, so she had been hanging out at FOX for a while.

Now she spends her days curled up on our couch and seems to pretty happy with her new home.

Kisa will soon be featured on thomasandmorah.com in her very own section, which will include more pictures, and possibly a few video clips (she does the cutest things).

Friday Funday XXXIX

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet during the previous week.

Creep [del.icio.us]

This is, quite probably, the most amazing Flash animation I’ve ever seen. Sadly, the rest of the Low Morale animations aren’t as good as this one, so perhaps you should visit the Low Morale website first and watch the first eleven (they’re all pretty short and some of them got me to laugh). This video is also the inspiration for this week’s Radiohead-themed Friday Funday.

Radiohead at Newgrounds [del.icio.us]

It should come as no real surprise that Newgrounds has an entire collection of flash videos set to Radiohead music.

Radiohead.com [del.icio.us]

I don’t even know.

Wikipedia: Radiohead [del.icio.us]

An extensive entry about the band, including a history of the band while recording and performing each of their albums. Interestingly, each of their albums has its own page on the site.

Creep (Frank Bennett version) [del.icio.us]

Imagine if Frank Sinatra sang Creep. It would probably sound something like this.

Radiohead Rorschach [del.icio.us]

Yeah, I posted this one back on Friday Funday XX, but here it is again as a bonus link on account of this week’s theme.

American Idol Podcast

One of the things I’ve been pushing for at work is to start podcasting our news. Not that people can’t get local news some other way, but I thought it would be nice to try being really progressive.

In discussions with the suits who run the station, the idea of podcasting other shows came up, most notably, American Idol. Now, Fremantle’s contract is air-tight (and, to be honest, scary), so we didn’t think we’d be able to do it. Still, it can’t hurt to ask, right?

So up the ladder it went.

Here’s the e-mail I received from the GM of the station:

I am sure it comes as no surprise, but the Fox network has turned down our proposal to podcast the finale of American Idol this coming week. Brian [Brady, who owns the station,] has been in New York this week with corporate officials and the Fox Board of Governors of which he is Chairman. He quietly floated the idea to a couple of high-rankers and the idea was shot down.

But, I think it caused them to pause for thought. I have a feeling they’ll be working on that idea for future consideration.

A number of people have pointed out that they’re stealing my idea, but I’ve chosen to look at it differently: that I, humble FOX affiliate employee, have potentially managed to change the entire FOX Network.

Not too shabby.

Let Down

Whoa. On KEXP right now, they’re playing Let Down by Radiohead.

Trufans will recall that this is the song Kris chose for his music video (in which I appear nude).

Daily Show GayWatch: Mayor Jim West

It would figure that when Spokane finally makes it to the daily show, it isn’t for anything good. Click here for a torrent link to the clip.

Pat Sajak is a Shill

On the TV show Wheel of Fortune, when a contestant makes it to the final round, they are asked to select three consonants and a vowel to help them try to solve the puzzle.

Last night, the woman who made it to the final round selected D, M, C, and A. DMCA, huh? What message is Sony Pictures trying to send.

Sean Spacey or Kevin Gullette?

What would happen if you put Sean Gullette and Kevin Spacey in the same room?

Friday Funday XXXVIII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet during the previous week.

SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator [del.icio.us]

From the site: “SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.”

DNA Hack [del.icio.us]

As some of you may have previously heard me say, in the future, hackers will string bits of DNA code together to create new species. The future is fast approaching. This site contains a number of resources for those who want to dabble in “bathtub biotech”.

Strange Sisters [del.icio.us]

According to the site, this is “an archive of lesbian paperback artwork from the 50s and 60s”. This totally changes my perceptions of the 50s. If you’re entertained by this site, you might also enjoy Gay on the Range, which is pretty much the same thing, except with boys.

Spock’s a Hobbit [del.icio.us]

What. The. Fuck.

And hey! Today is Morah’s birthday!

Wikipedia: May 20th [del.icio.us]

Stuff that happened on Morah’s birthday. I know, it’s a cheap link. Why don’t you sue me in the world court?

Friday Funday XXXVII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet during the previous week.

The Seven Mr. Potato Head Sins [del.icio.us]

Last week I showed you gummie bears that portrayed the seven deadly sins. This week it’s Mr. Potato heads.

And did I mention it’s my birthday today? I’m 24! And engaged. Man, I’m getting old.

History of Birthdays [del.icio.us]

A brief history of birthday celebrations, as well as some traditions from around the world.

Wikipedia: May 13 [del.icio.us]

What happened and who was born throughout history on May 13.

Google Search: May 13th [del.icio.us]

Look at all the weird crap that shows up when you search for the date of my birth. Hmm.

Wikipedia: Friday the 13th [del.icio.us]

I know, it’s kind of crap of me to have two Wikipedia entries in one Friday Funday, but it’s my birthday and I can do whatever the hell I want. Anyway, not only is it my birthday, but it’s also Friday the 13th! Interestingly, Friday the 13th has never been a bad luck day for me. Sunday the 15th, on the other hand…

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