Laura "Tegan" Gjovaag
Saturday, August 05, 2006
No Blog Kind Of Day
Sorry. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #62.
Cheshire Crossing links Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy in a fun little comic about their lives after Wonderland/Oz/Neverland. Not the best art I've ever seen, but the story made me laugh aloud at points. Via Oz and Ends.
The Mad Bun is free to all and sundry who wish to read the entire story. Go thee hence to Girlamatic and check out the story so far.
I'm slightly tempted to get Narbonic Volume 3, if only because of the back-up story by Phil. But maybe I ought to read some of the web comic first.
Three Bits of Trivia Every Day. Many thanks to Aaron Williams for the linkage.
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Thursday, August 03, 2006
Who Wants To Be A Superhero?
Stan is CRUEL. This is one of the studpidest-fun shows I've seen in awhile. And did I mention that Stan Lee is cruel?
Another Cute Pug For the In-Laws
After spending several hours on Monday sitting next to Buddy the Pug in the backseat of the truck while we drove up to Mt Rainier, and getting pug-sneezes on my legs repeatedly, I thought maybe this cutey pug would delight my in-laws.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
All the listed dates on the 1976 DC Calendar. Now also in Google Calendar format. (Self Link)
Oh the gamers and the furries should be friends!
TPing is fine, but vandalism with TPing deserves punishment. Dog food and flour? Why? Via Museum of Hoaxes.
The Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation has had a number of bigfoot sightings, possibly due to the high heat and forest fires surrounding the area. In addition, a couple of mountain lions have been killed as they left the forest, apparently because of lack of food.
Are you really ready? Check out the story behind this site on Boing Boing.
Hurricane Chris? Not yet, but soon, maybe.
They blink. If you read For Better of For Worse on the official website in monthly format, the characters blink and move their eyes. Via Tom.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
What are the odds that a stolen ID card would be presented to its owner, a waitress, as somebody else's ID?
Lots of folks are linking to the Hello Kitty Vader, but the source is here. It's a photoshop job.
Snopes has information on free military shipping kits and personalized postcards to the troops. I don't support the war, but I have nothing against the men and women who volunteered in good faith to protect their nation.
Mah Two Cents gives us the best last lines of the movies. Come up with your own! Astound your friends! Impress the kids! (actually, I really did like "lens cap")
ASCII art from 1939. Via Augie (check out the other links there, too).
I want. Of course, I need a sidewalk project to put them into... so I don't need. Just want.
What's playing right now? A map of what songs are playing on radio stations around the country.
Diebold Machines Even LESS Secure Than Previously Thought
Slashdot and Boing Boing are both reporting on this story which alleges that Diebold voting machines can be made to read an unsecured card with the flip of a single switch. In short, the machines are completely unreliable and totally useless as voting machines. They are designed to allow unauthorized people to alter their programming with a flip of a switch.
This is too important to ignore. All Diebold voting machines MUST be returned to the manufacturer as intentionally flawed, and any county that's been tricked into buying these machines must be refunded.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Claypool is shutting down it's print line. And, as Peter David points out, it wasn't by choice. It's because Diamond has certain performance levels, and they weren't meeting them.
For the gals: Which Justice League Member (Male) Would You Marry?
Snark Free Corner.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Ooooh, here's a great essay by Folksinger Janis Ian, who goes into why free downloads of music are a GOOD thing for artists, and lost sales by the music industry are more an indication of poor management on the parts of the recording industry than anything at all to do with downloads. Putting her money where her mouth is, Ian put up a page of free downloads of her music. The article is four years old, but the points she makes are still valid. Via Garrett.
Top 50 Movie Endings of All Time... lots of spoilers.
A friend of my sister just visited and directed me to the George Reeves Memorial website, where the hometown of George Reeves (which is where my sister's friend is from) are selling stuff, including a commemorative video, in an effort to preserve Reeves birthplace. My sister's friend, Veronica, worked on the video, which is on this page: GRMF "Coming Home to Woolstock" DVD.
Illusive Arts have put up San Diego 2006 Photos in a nice Flickr set for everyone who wants to see them.
What the heck? Not a good sign, if it's for real. You shouldn't be arrested for taking pictures of cops.
E. T. Phone Home. What happened to all those copies of the truly awful video game rushed into production to take advantage of the popularity of the movie? Find out on MetaFilter.
Clipart. It's a quicktime movie. Wait for it to load. No sound, you can choose your own soundtrack.
Enchantment Under the Sea Dance Revisited. What happens if you compare Back to the Future with Back to the Future II?