Laura "Tegan" Gjovaag
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Some Last Christmas Eve Links
Go watch Paul Dini's Christmas Video. TANK! (also flamethrower)
Lazy Sunday. Via FilkerTom.
Newsarama's Holiday Greetings Gallery 2005.
111 Creative Commons Christmas Songs.
Did you miss Aquaman on Family Guy? Well, worry no more, someone has posted the video for everyone to enjoy.
Santa Heads, Santa Heads, Roly Poly Santa Heads! (warning: really slow load)
Friday, December 23, 2005
Hockey Night In Canada
So I'm watching Hockey on the CBC (it's nice, mindless entertainment to have on while doing other things). A fight breaks out. The refs pull back and even clean out some of the gear so that the fighters won't trip on it. They don't break it up, and the game is stopped entirely for the fight.
I mean, I get that hockey has a history of these fights, and I know the old joke that "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out," but I just want to know why it's tolerated. You fight in baseball and you get tossed from the game. You fight in the NFL and your team loses yards. But in hockey everyone backs off and lets the players go at it. Why? And I never see a power play after a fight, either. Is there even a penalty for fighting? And what do the players gain from it? Status? A black eye? What? Maybe I've got a Canadian reader who can explain it to me...
Guess who beat Metallica?
Johnny B's NFL Predictions. He predicts the Seahawks will beat the Colts. I sure hope so.
The annual really hard quiz from King William's College. Via MetaFilter, where the posters are also attempting to solve the quiz.
Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories of 2005.
Not In Our Town. "In 1993, a series of racist incidents plagued Billings, Montana. When a brick was thrown through 5 year old Issac Schnitzer's menorah-decorated window, the predominantly non-Jewish city responded in a remarkable way: the local paper printed thousands of menorahs, and people displayed them in their windows as a gesture of solidarity." Via MetaFilter.
How to tell if you are being snooped by the government. For tech-saavy only.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Hubby-Eric's Oz friend Gili is quoted in an article about the new Harry Potter translation into Hebrew. Via OzBlog.
Mark Evanier has some insights into blogging.
AiT/Planet Lar books are making their way onto year-end lists. I haven't started my year-end lists, I figured I'd wait until after Christmas. But I do know of at least one AiT/Planet Lar book that will make it, somehow.
How to celebrate Festivus.
Slashdot reports on message board users being sued for statements. Hmmm.
The History of the Winter Olympics. Once the Olympics start, I'll be commenting on what I see over on Gjoblaag.
Best headline I've seen recently, on the RSS feed from CNN: Hubble finds new moons, rings around Uranus. So many ways to enjoy it...
As I read this story, all I could think about was "what kind of parent would allow this to happen?" Perhaps I simply had spectacularly good parents, but if I had started receiving expensive gifts through the mail and spending too much time alone in my room, my folks would've asked questions. Is parenting really such a lost art?
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Mike Sterling tackles DC Samplers. I may be misremembering, but I think the first official appearance of Aquaman's blue suit was in a sampler.
H takes a look at The Shining Knight. It's impossible to hunt for old Aquaman stories without running across the gorgeous Frank Frazetta drawn Shining Knight stories. I always enjoyed those tales when I found them.
Ken Burns to do Superman Documentary. Um. ok.
Hilarious little video of Pacman and a Ghost running around the University of Michigan.
In this case, I think I have to agree with the company... it really does look like it was approved by the Hershey company, and would reasonably cause confusion. Via FilkerTom.
Another round of There's No Such Website. Both hubby-Eric and I did really poorly on this one.
Narnia walks out of WTO Meeting.
A tale of losing someone on the internet. Anyone who does chat rooms will recognize this one.
A great list of Interviewing Tips that apply to everyone, and not just political bloggers.
Everybody run, it's Snowzilla!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Holy Appraisals, Batman!
Our house just got appraised at $60,000 more than we expected it to. Whoa. I knew the location was good, and the land value around here is jumping, but that was WAY higher than we expected. And very very good news for the refinance we're working on, as well...
Monday, December 19, 2005
Aquaman on Family Guy
"We now return to the Adventures of Aquaman!" ... "Try to keep the salt water out of it."
The reference occurs in Father, Son and Holy Fonz, which is either the 8th episode of the 5th season, or the 18th episode of the 4th season depending on who you ask. It is at the very beginning of the episode, right after the opening. It lasts about 40 seconds and features Aquaman abusing his powers by asking a fish to get him another beer. Not bad for an Aquaman reference, and better than I was expecting from this particular show.
Crossposted from The Aquaman Website
Anyone interested in the fate of Castle Waiting ought to go check out Linda Medley's Page for a ... new announcement? I think it's an improvement from the previous "cancelled" message, but it is rather befuddling.
I made H's list of top comics bloggers. I'm honored.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
There are some Owly Short Stories available on-line. Be sure to check out the fan art, as well.
Time for another round of There's No Such Website. This time I got it on the third try.
Johnny B's NFL picks for the week.
More on Trash Heap's Brother.
Diane Duane is astonished at the response to her query, so she's offering a different book for sale first to gauge response... and including a PDF with two free chapters to try before you buy.
Another roundup of the Sony debacle.