Saturday, August 12, 2006


Quite possibly the scariest internet mash-up yet. With links to the originals!

A nice review of DC's Comic Book novels.

Yeah yeah, everyone else is linking to it, so I might as well: Star Trek Inspirational Posters.

Frank Miller Fan Letter? Via Colleen.

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #63.

Tom Spurgeon on that videoblog I linked to a bit ago. And hey, he put into words what I don't like about vblogging: too much talking heads.

The Beat reports on a new Review Site by Greg McElhatton.

The One Hour Alphabet Challenge for artists.

The RIAA sues a dead man, but gives his children 60 days to grieve before going after them for the bully-money.

I want.

Colleen Doran and the Purple Panties.

-by Tegan at 9:19 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Friday, August 11, 2006

On Notice...

This is mostly hubby-Eric's idea after reading the MetaFilter thread I posted to in the last linkdump. If you don't get the joke, don't worry. Most of the rest of the world doesn't either...

Doctor Who on Notice

-by Tegan at 2:28 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Yet Another Linkdump

Don't visit Naples.

I'm finding myself more and more interested in Brian Wood's Northlanders.

Tour the Seattle Underground on Flickr. I still haven't done the tour, and I've lived in Seattle all my life.

I don't "do" vblogs and podcasts... I like to read, and I understand better when I see words rather than hear them. So I wasn't going to link to Tim Leong's VBlog. But... oh, just go look. It's about 7 and a half minutes.

Newsarama Blog picked up on the worst job in the DCU link I posted.

Want to read 52? Haven't had the cash? Newsarama reports that DC has teamed up with UGO to offer the first five issues online for free.

Can I just say again, "what an idiot!"

The MeFites discover The Stephen Colbert "On Notice" Generator. Much mirth ensues. Of course, they also linked to a video of a cat flushing a toilet. For three minutes.

Drum's Law: "If you're forced to rely on random blog commenters to make a point about the prevalence of some form or another of disagreeable behavior, you've pretty much made exactly the opposite point."

-by Tegan at 9:07 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Unrelated to Anything Else

In my morning weigh-in, I discovered that I have lost 20 pounds since I started my lifestyle changes on June 10th. So of course, I'm going to celebrate with a blizzard. Don't worry, I've budgeted my calories for it. But hey, 20 pounds!

-by Tegan at 11:33 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

There's A Blizzard....

Don't forget to go get your Blizzard today, guilt free. It's Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. Find a local DQ that's participating, and go enjoy some ice cream.

-by Tegan at 9:07 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Suddenly I Feel Much Less Secure...

William Gibson linked to this horrible video which I watched in disbelief.

-by Tegan at 10:52 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Another Linkdump

If you are in the mood for a Blizzard, why not go on Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen? (It's tomorrow, by the way)

Math Links, including the blog of a consultant on Numb3rs.

Fun with License Plates. And some not as much fun. Depends on how you define "offensive" I guess.

Natural Nuclear Reactors.

Worst job in the (fictional) world: history teacher in the DCU.

Bouncy cat. Oh yeah, and some good links, too.

MetaFilter discovers K-Metal.

Here's a rewrite of the RIAA article I posted a link to yesterday.

That's one heckuva dust devil. I admit, this mini-tornado video is MUCH more impressive than I expected it to be. Via Boing Boing.

I have no words for this, except that if anyone believes that a munchkin hung himself in the Wizard of Oz, they ought to get a Darwin award and be removed from the gene pool (seriously: one of the most secure, carefully maintained, and expensive sets in Hollywood history, and people still are stupid enough to think someone could hang himself on the set and not have it noticed???!?? What, are people drinking stupid juice on this one?)

-by Tegan at 11:42 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Massive Linkdump and Bookmarks Cleanup

Welcome to Geek City!

CBR Wizard World Photo Parade Sunday.

Lying in the Gutters has an interesting link to a possible swipe of a Mandrake comic by... Daleks?

Huh. A freelance photographer distributed by Reuters altered at least two images, and badly, too. His entire library of work has now been withdrawn. When I say "badly", I mean really badly. I could've photoshopped a better picture than that, and I'm lousy at image manipulation (look at the before and after pictures).

Before Alteration After Alteration

Here's a nifty document that tells us How the RIAA Litigation Process Works. In short, it's a bogus operation run by criminals who have enough money on their side to bully people into paying up rather than fighting. I really hope that the RIAA is completely driven out of business someday due to their illegal and immoral suing of random internet users. Think you can't be sued because you've never downloaded a song? Think again.

Just after I finally get to see Mirrormask on DVD, the Museum of Hoaxes presents this article on the BEK phenomena. By the way, Mirrormask was pretty good, and very haunting. It's staying with me, days after I've seen it. And the commentary was good, as well (and put a voice to Neil Gaiman for us).

Another perspective on terrorism. And while we're at it, let's teach our kids just like terrorists do.

Augie lists an addictive game. It looks very simple, but for whatever reason I can't seem to master it. I must be thinking in terms of arcing instead of straight lines.

Cool Maps.

Library Stuff talks about WorldCat, which is a huge database of library materials.

Garrett tells us about Gimpshop, which turns the open source freeware image edited tool Gimp into a Photoshop clone. I've never actually used Photoshop, and I'm wondering if it's worth it for me to get Gimpshop or not. Opinions welcome.

Maybe we'll get a break?

Record profits, but they can't do basic maintainence. I've said it before, I'll say it again: I want a hybrid that will run on either gasoline or biodiesel. Seems like the best of all worlds to me.

-by Tegan at 10:39 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Monday, August 07, 2006

Shipping List

I haven't done a Previews review in awhile, but maybe I'll just take a look at the upcoming shipping list and see what's on it that I'm interested in. A quick glance... not much....
SECRET SIX #3 (OF 6) $2.99
Uh... wow. I can't even remember what's happening in this one. And I seem to recall that I read the most recent issue not too long ago.
I'm getting the hardcover for myself, and the trade for my little sister.
SUPERMAN #655 $2.99
If Kurt Busiek wrote this, I'll get it.
52 WEEK #14 $2.50
I confess, they've reeled me in, and I'm addicted.
Does this issue finish off a storyline or start a new one? I just want to say, once again, that my favorite character of the JSA is Ma Hunkel, the original Red Tornado.
Can't remember what's happening in this one, either. Do you think that's a sign I should stop reading a book? If I can't remember what happened in the last issue? I mean, I could quote you bits of the last Aquaman tale. But quite of few of these books I simply can't remember what happened last.

Huh. That's it for this week. What a small shipping list.

-by Tegan at 7:29 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Monday Linkdump

-by Tegan at 10:39 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday Morning Links

CBR WizardWorld Photo Parade.

Oh ouch! I'm not fond of bee stings myself. Via Diane Duane.

It's Seafair in Seattle. Nothing irritates me more than the whiners who start complaining every single year when the Blue Angels come to do their air show over the lake. "Oh, the jet engines scared me!" "Oh, they make so much noise!" Good grief! They've been doing that show over the lake as long as I can remember, EVERY SINGLE YEAR. If you don't like Seafair, leave Seattle for a week when the noise is happening. Sheesh.

-by Tegan at 11:02 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

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