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Archive for October 2007

Still under the gun…

…but, did any of you catch Jerry Seinfeld’s very short documentary/ad for “Bee Movie” after “30 Rock”?

That was brilliant. It was a mash-up of wildlife shows, the issue of illegal aliens, outsourcing, and furries.

All that in what? A minute? Good stuff.

Someone let me know when it shows up on YouTube.

I have a few more goodies saved up for regurgitation at a later date. Cheep, baby birds, cheep!

Jerking me a round

1) The darling wife has made me lots of Alton Brown’s jerky, although she used a unitasking food dehydrator rather than Alton’s fan and air filter contraption. She also used some sort of round rather than flank steak – no matter, it is delicious anyway.

2) I don’t believe I ever finalized for y’all the fantasy baseball results. No thanks to Yorvit Torrealba’s ninth home run of the year in that extra game between the Padres and Rockies, I finished in a tie for second. That’s an adequate finish, and better than the tied for last I found the team in back in May, but I’m afflicted with a case of the woulda shouldas.

3) Our TV continues to fritz. I need to do something about that, still.

4) I have so much work to do this week: articles to correct for JOUR 202; quert letters to correct for JOUR 39; a research report due Friday for Reader’s Digest. I should stop blogging.

5) I bought Child Three some goalie pads of his very own. I could not find a properly sized chest protector anywhere, but we managed to borrow one from NDG Hockey. The toe strap on one pad already fell off, but I’ve reattached it, and secured the other straps, with locking nuts.

6) Meanwhile, lest I be accused of favouritism, Children One and Two attend acting lessons at MSOPA.

7) I continue to mull the possibility of a family road trip to Houston in December. Flying costs too much. I wonder if Brett will deign to see me after I’ve called him pink.

8) Is it possible? A decent airplane movie on the horizon? Check out this trailer for “The Red Baron“. This is how World War I fighters flew. “Flyboys” had jets in biplane livery.


Commercial break comments

How good does a show have to be when Jerry Seinfeld drags the rest of it down? “30 Rock” is magnificent.

“Pushing Daisies” was full of win, last night, too. And they say you need to avoid voice-over. Pshaw! Naila told me it reminded her of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, another show that relied on voice-over. Daisies has a great cast, witty dialogue, and the right amount of quirk.

Whoops, show’s back. Gotta watch.

A little time off

I’m overwhelmed with work for the next two weeks so don’t expect too much bloggery from my keyboard.

I wrote some propaganda for a school board commissioner election campaign today. I have a report due at Reader’s Digest on October 12. Schoolwork and grading is also starting to get heavy.

And I have to watch “Pushing Daisies” tomorrow.


Bonus congrats:

Congrats to Brett, the only Nicholl Fellowship finalist I’ve met, I think – certainly the tallest and pinkest.

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