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Sunday Dragonet and I went to Lawrence, and cooked dinner for her mother, who is still recovering from breaking her arm last month. The elbow is doing fine, but the wrist is still healing, and there's a lot of stuff she can't do. So we brought up a spiral-sliced ham and made sides there. It was very tasty, and this morning I went to Sun Fresh to get one for us, per Rohanna.

As it turned out, there was a lovely ham, over twice the size of the one we had gotten, at rather less than half the price, waiting for me in the "scratch and dent" meat bin. While I was checking out the rest of the items on markdown, a rather large individual came up next to me and started pawing through the packages, all the while talking to himself. Suddenly he blurted out: "Damn, there's nothin' but fuckin' hog here. I don't eat nuthin' that eats its own shit. Fuck!" I studiously ignored him, but then he spoke to me, asking "Anything that's not fuckin' pig over there?" I pointed to some packages of ground beef, and he said "I don't eat no fuckin' fried food. Fuck."

After a few more seconds, he reached over to the nondiscounted part of the bin, and picked up a package of chicken breasts, then wandered off. I briefly considered mentioning the finer parts of the diet of your average chicken, then decided it was better left unsaid.

I currently have a pot of chili cooking made from two packages of country-style ribs I found there. Nom nom.
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Amongst my several email addressess is one via Yahoo. I use it for a lot of "give us your email and you can download our album" kind of things. It works, does a good job of filtering out spam, so no big deal.

Earlier this week, I got a message from Yahoo about their "new mail!" and how wonderful it was going to be, and did I want to sign up for it right now, damnit! It's so cool! And stuff! And shit!

To help me decide to be a beta tester, they included a video to Learn more about the newest version of Yahoo! Mail. Go check it out, please. Really, it's only a minute long.


Back? Good. So what did we learn? Use the new Yahoo! mail, and you get confetti bukkake. And "The 1812 Overture" will play while your computer, phone or other device paper spooges in your face. The expression of the Asian woman was particularly evocative.

An interesting feature set, but not quite what I'm looking for in an email program, unless it wants to throw whole bills of large denomination at me, and put the money in money shot.

One would think somebody, somewhere, in the huge number of people who were involved in the design and production of this jizzaster, much less the corporate people who had to review and approve it, would have taken one look and said, "Um, perhaps this is not the best way to present our product." Perhaps other web-related programs could learn from this. I look forward to the ad for "Google (sucks) Chrome (off a trailer hitch)."


*I was shocked (shocked! I say!) to discover I did not have a "not a euphemism" tag (not a euphemism).
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I wasn't quite fast enough to hit the mute for the commercial break on Countdown, and what I heard made me freeze and watch the entire bit. A bunch of kids playing hockey, and mom driving three of them home afterwards, all set to this:






all to pimp the Subaru Forester.

Um, sure, I can see that.
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The other night I wandered into Rohanna's office and she was watching the end of "Titanic" as background noise. As I sat down, the film panned to the various major characters in their lifeboats, and when they got to Kathy Bates, I didn't wonder where James Caan was, but I did fail to identify her mentally as Molly Brown, but rather as Molly Bloom.

Which has had me cogitating on James Joyce's "Titanic" ever since.


And now you will too.
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It's been 25 years (yes, I do remember the last time) since I touched the stuff. Is this a flashback?






You see it too, right?
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This. Just watch.







No idea who this guy is, just listed as LJ. Damn.
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I would love to know how this came about. Pavarotti looks like the anamatronic Lou Reed in the video from the '80s where "he" tears his own skin off.










Like I said, Luci looks like this:






Oops! Forgot, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] theinferior4
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Due to a lousy weather report for tomorrow, the Chicago White Sox have postponed their home opener against the Kansas City Royals to Tuesday, which was originally an open day. Weather.com says it will be 39˚ with flurries on Tuesday, as opposed to 35˚ and snow showers Monday, so that makes perfect sense.

Thanks a lot, you goddamn wussies. Now what am I going to do tomorrow?

Bastards.
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Due to a lousy weather report for tomorrow, the Chicago White Sox have postponed their home opener against the Kansas City Royals to Tuesday, which was originally an open day. Weather.com says it will be 39˚ with flurries on Tuesday, as opposed to 35˚ and snow showers Monday, so that makes perfect sense.

Thanks a lot, you goddamn wussies. Now what am I going to do tomorrow?

Bastards.
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Gosh, I gotta post more often, or something.

1. Promised You A Miracle (12" Mix), Simple Minds

2. Life Is Good, Los Lobos

3. In the Middle, In the Middle, In the Middle, TMBG

4. Summertime Rolls, Jane's Addiction

5. Oi Frango, Super Furry Animals*

6. Spoonman, Soundgarden

7. F.M., Steely Dan

8. Cry Me A River, Richard Thompson (Judith Owen, vocals)**

9. Watch Me Fall, Uncle Tupelo

10. Dead Horse, Robin Holcomb

Bonus round:

11. Motorcycle, Love & Rockets

12. Know Your Rights, The Clash

13. I'm Not Satisfied, Fine Young Cannibals

*From the excellent album Love Kraft

**From the "1000 Years of Popular Music" album


And the morning paper has an ad for "The Last Legion," featuring a centurion wielding Excalibur and billed as "The Untold Beginning of the King Arthur Legend." WTF? Starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and Ashiwarya Rai (Bollywood actress of the "Hotty Damn McHott Hott school). If this film were a baby, I think leaving it on a hillside at birth would have been the appropriate course of action.
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Gosh, I gotta post more often, or something.

1. Promised You A Miracle (12" Mix), Simple Minds

2. Life Is Good, Los Lobos

3. In the Middle, In the Middle, In the Middle, TMBG

4. Summertime Rolls, Jane's Addiction

5. Oi Frango, Super Furry Animals*

6. Spoonman, Soundgarden

7. F.M., Steely Dan

8. Cry Me A River, Richard Thompson (Judith Owen, vocals)**

9. Watch Me Fall, Uncle Tupelo

10. Dead Horse, Robin Holcomb

Bonus round:

11. Motorcycle, Love & Rockets

12. Know Your Rights, The Clash

13. I'm Not Satisfied, Fine Young Cannibals

*From the excellent album Love Kraft

**From the "1000 Years of Popular Music" album


And the morning paper has an ad for "The Last Legion," featuring a centurion wielding Excalibur and billed as "The Untold Beginning of the King Arthur Legend." WTF? Starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and Ashiwarya Rai (Bollywood actress of the "Hotty Damn McHott Hott school). If this film were a baby, I think leaving it on a hillside at birth would have been the appropriate course of action.

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