Archive for November, 2005

Dora the Hottie

I went back and read Questionable Content from the beginning. It’s a great, if frustrating story. Of all the comics, I think I like Number 360 the best.

Dora is hot anyway, but this one just makes her even hotter. Meow.

Ads Subtract: A Followup

So far the only response to my critique about the crappy diamond ad I wrote about previously is that my comments have been handed off to the creative team.

I just saw the finale on T.V., so it would seem that I wasted my time in clicking through their stupid map. And just for the record, I made up my mind not to go back to the website and watch how it all ended.

On the one hand, I’m kind of glad that I saw how it ended, just to have seen the wrap up. At the same time, I really don’t care, since I became disillusioned to the whole campaign long ago.

Now the only question that remains is, were they always going to air the final spot, or did I influence their decision?

My Blood Type

Way back when, I mentioned that Morah drew my blood and I would post the results once she typed me. The results were in ages ago, but the paper she wrote them on kept getting shuffled into piles of stuff on my desk. I’m making a modicum of effort to get (and stay) organised, so I figured I’d post the results now and check that task off of my (figurative) list.

Turns out, I’m an A-positive.

She wrote a bunch more stuff on the paper, but I don’t understand any of it (it’s stuff that she needed to know in order to type me). If you really want to know what it all is, I can get her to write an explanation and post it.

Stuff for a Monday

So, as you may have noticed, the Friday Funday for this past Friday got bollocksed up. I forgot to set the category, so it wasn’t showing up anywhere. Fixed now. -)

Did anyone watch Crossing Jordon last night? I didn’t get to find out who the copycat killer was and am curious to know, but am too lazy to Google it. Also, what was in the box of cigarettes that he/she stole from Jordon? And is it just me, or is Alicia Coppola a fox?

Have you seen the new holiday-themed Target ads? They remind me of the Old Navy ads from a few years ago. Their trendiness aside, one of the main reasons I dislike Old Navy is because I hate their ads. The new Target ads are eliciting the same reaction as their Old Navy predecessors. Too bad, since Target has had some really kick-ass ads in the past.

I got my business cheques in the post today. They’re awesome. I also got my endorsement stamp. Time to start making money and putting all this stuff to use!

There was something else I was going to mention, but I can’t remember what. If I remember, I’ll update.

Oh, by the way: LOOK! Snow on the outdoor webcam!

Boycott Black Friday

I thought there was an official “Boycott Black Friday” web site, but I guess I was wrong. I did, however, manage to find this article that, while it sounds a bit like insane ranting, actually describes pretty well why I hate Black Friday.

For those not in the know, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s called Black Friday because it happens on a Friday, and because it’s usually the day when companies actually start turning a profit (also called going into the black).

I don’t understand why people feel like they have to go shopping on Black Friday. The majority of the sales offered are available for weeks afterward. As the article points out, the “bargains” (which usually aren’t) are often not worth the hassle it takes to get them. I don’t like people much as it is, so being packed into a shop with hundreds of ravenous shoppers, fighting over the fast-dwindling inventory, and standing in several-hour-long lines is not my idea of a good time.

I am going to do my very best not to spend any money at all today. Hopefully you’ll do the same. If you spread the word, perhaps we can begin to show Big Retail that we control when we make purchases, not them.

And if you’re already gone shopping today, don’t worry; there’s always next year.

RIP: Pat Morita

Actor Pat Morita, most famous for his role at Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid films, has passed away.

As some of you know, I met Pat on several occasions and attended his wedding in Honolulu. I recall one time when he called our house trying to get in touch with my mum (because she was a producer and he had been hired to star in some commericals). I answered the phone and he knew who I was (which really impressed me, because this was around that stage in puberty when everyone on the phone thought I was my mum) and we ended up chatting for a few minutes. It was pretty cool.

Friday Finday LXV

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

Cannibalologue [del.icio.us]

I’m not really sure, but I think it’s an artist’s website, based on the content.

Private Islands Online [del.icio.us]

If you’re like me, you’d like to live on your own island. If, unlike me, you have the means to purchase one, this website will help you achieve that dream. Invite me over sometime, will you? I’ll bring my famous (and recently improved) mashed potatoes…

My Diamond [del.icio.us]

A goofy little game. It took me a while to realise that if you go off one edge of the game window, you come in on the other side.

Kitten Cannon [del.icio.us]

I know, I know. This really does seem like something that I would eschew, but my high score after about ten minutes of playing was 998 feet.

Most Watched Pet Stars [del.icio.us]

Including that stupid squirrel on water skis (Twiggy is its name). On a side note, in the 2004 film Anchorman, they say, “What you’re about to see

is a Channel 4 News exclusive. His name is Nutty the Squirrel, and he’s three years old. How ’bout that? That squirrel can water-ski.” The joke here is that =every= station in the world had this damn clip and they show it =every= year at least once.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Did anyone else see Family Guy this past Sunday?

Best internet meme ported to T.V. evar.

RIP: Link Wray

Sad, sad news. Rumble is one of the best surf songs ever. Of all the ’50s rock/surf guitarists that I like, Link Wray has always been in the top three.

Friday Funday LXIV

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

This week I’m presenting a roundup of the comics I’m currently reading. Have any others to add?

Penny Arcade [del.icio.us]

Geeky. Often gamer/computer related. Often not.

Questionable Content [del.icio.us]

Also geeky. Indie-rock, young-adult-angst. Comic girls that I wish were real girls.

For Better or For Worse [del.icio.us]

One of the few comics from the newspaper that I actually like.

Non Sequitur [del.icio.us]

This was always my favorite comic from the newspaper.

Diesel Sweeties [del.icio.us]

Also geeky. Psuedo-Iso-Pixel fun. And robots. Glorious robots.

The Joy of Tech [del.icio.us]

Ultra-geeky. Easily the geekiest comic of the lot. Often Apple/Mac related, but still funny.

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