Sunday, June 29, 2008

Da Bears

My reaction to a lot of arts and crafts is, "Pfft! I could do that." So my appreciation usually runs towards things that either I couldn't come up with on my own or couldn't (i.e., don't have the talent/skill/vision to) do. I'm tickled by Richard Carpenter's Pine Needle Bears (which I found on Bears and Buds) because it combines something I would never think of with something I don't think I could do. He weaves pine needles into bears. Big, life-sized bears.

I Married MacGyver

My results:

Brought To You By Animal Attacks: Would You Survive?

My husband's results:

Brought To You By Animal Attacks: Would You Survive?

I obviously married to increase my chances of survival.

Wordle Me

I originally found out about Wordle from Scoops and now it seems like everybody is doing it.

Wordle My Music
These are the results of throwing in the musicians on my iTunes.

Wordle My Fiction
This is what I get if I dump the first chapter of Virtuality in there. Shaken, not stirred.

Well, That's One Way to Change Your Life...

'Entire life' sold for £192,000...includ[ing] his house, car, job and friends... ~ BBC News
Wouldn't you live in fear of the price you would get?

This Week in God

Sunday is God and Cheese Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick Day.

I found a fun new site called (also listed over there under Shiny Bloggers). His site is billed as "An Amalgamation of Sundries and Miscellany." I totally have to support that since I got this screen shot.

I, too, believe that all misinformation about God can be cleared up with a little bit of Jimmy Dean's Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick! Such is the power of cake, grease and chocolate. In fact, I'm sure that this is exactly how Chuck Norris starts his day every day.

(Hint, pics for each article are above the titles. I hope that factoid didn't ruin your entertainment... But for one brief moment your mind boggled like mine did with the accidental lay out.)

Friday, June 27, 2008

It Is To Laugh

I'm a fan of comedy. All sorts of comedy. I grew up on Monty Python and Fawlty Towers and started watching SNL when I was a tween. If Comedy Central played stand up all day I could watch it 24/7. Well, except for the part where my husband would revolt.

My husband lives in fear of my trips to the video store because you never know when I'm going to find comedy gold or A Night at the Roxbury (the only movie I ever remember us completely rejecting - he left after five minutes and within 30 I was like, "Yeah, no..." *click*). My most recent prized acquisition was a copy of the new Alvin and the Chipmunks. Yes, it's like that.

There are quite a few comedians that I admire and quote often. George Carlin was definitely on the list. I can hardly talk about airline travel without at least referencing his 'gather all your personal belongings' bit. "Well, what other kinds of belongings do they think I have? Public? Do they honestly think I brought along a fountain that I stole from the park?" (Napalm & Silly Putty) I counted on George to do some of my cynical thinking for me, so he will be greatly missed.

Another one of my oft quoted comedians is Lewis Black. I particularly appreciate his riffs on corporate greed. "A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people... THREE people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!" I think I already had that quote in both audio and video and now I have it in a book since just this week a friend gave me a copy of Nothing's Sacred since they found out I will be out of town when Lew will be here in July. I have awesome friends.

And, of course, no day is complete without quoting Bill Cosby. Just a simple "obie-kaybie" will do if there are no chances to reference something like cubits or chocolate cake.

But, all of that was actually intro material to get you around to my point. To have some context, you see. I like quality, quantity, and variety. I like everything from the dry, acidic wit of an Oscar Wilde play to the raucous, goofy antics of a Will Farrell skit. When I go old school for humor I'm talking Aristophanes, but I also try to keep an eye out for the freshest stuff. I'm just as likely to quote Moliere or Adam Sandler (although I'm pretty sure they both said "Just get in your hole, ball!").

Tonight I ran across an interesting list called Top Funny Fat Guys in Entertainment. It looks like the comments got fast and furious with at least half of the issues being about the order of the list when at the top it says quite plainly "in no particular order." There were two things that surprised me though. On the first one I am with the general direction of the comments - where is Jackie Gleason? On the second I'm shocked that many of the commenters either weren't familiar with Gabriel Iglesias or didn't like him. WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Gabriel is one of the best comedians to hit pop culture in years. Check out Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy. I think he's awesome.

p.s. While writing this post I watched two episodes of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and then went to "The Blues Brothers."

inner peace tranquility

It pleases me that someone got here from India using the search term inner peace tranquility. And then stayed to read for awhile. And then left a comment.

Thank you, Anonymous (or are you the peaceful Dr. Taylor?). You've made my day.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ya'll Ain't From Around Here, Is Ya?

I guess we can see why my accent is so neutral. The clever bit being that I have only ever lived in the South and didn't even it make it north of the Mason-Dixon Line until I was 30. No lie.

You Are 60% Yankee, 40% Dixie

You're a pretty even split of Yankee and Dixie. You've probably traveled around a lot in your life.

God Save the Queen.... Alien

Need some place to go this weekend? How about Montreal?
It’s called “The Science of Aliens,” and it’s touring the world for the purpose of exploring the theoretical science behind the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Or because it’s just a cool thing to do and could probably bring in solid cash. They had me at the concept on that one, but add some science fiction pop culture to the idea, and the bait is set. And I, of course, took it. But then, I’d fall for beef jerky placed under a cardboard box propped up by a stick tied to a string. ~ OTIS
If you've never checked it out before, Odd Things I've Seen is always good for some random entertainment.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BEWARE! I'm a Care Bear

What dangerous creature are you?

Care Bear

You're no monster, if you were you wouldn't eat brownies, slide over rainbow bridges and hug each other instead of going to the gym.

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Accent? N/A

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


You're not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Life Imitates Art

Which famous photographer are you?

Ansel Adams: Known for large scale silver gelatin landscapes especially of Yosemite National Park

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."

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Life is funny. One of the questions from this quiz made me think of a Chill character I started in the 80s that was one of my favorites, a crime scene photographer, and my results happened to be her favorite photographer.

Monday, June 16, 2008

When in Rome, Play the D20 Version

Hey, the Romans were into the D20 gaming systems.
Several polyhedra in various materials with similar symbols are known from the Roman period. Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used. ~ Write up for Roman Glass Gaming Die at Christies
Apparently they don't need "modern scholarship" but some wizards. Make a save vs. geekiness for reading this post.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

30,000 Leagues Under the Sea

TTGSiMH just hit the 30,000 visitors mark!

Our 30,000th visitor came to us via Google from Richmond, Virginia at 9:13pm looking for shepherd-collie mixed dogs, richmond, va. They checked out Two Goofs in a Window.

Ya'll come back, now, ya hear?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Leader of the Factinistas

I'm not sure if it was a request or observation, but Haroon posted "Ready made Ontologies for merging and reuse?" on Soogle. May we here at TTGSiMH suggest FactGuru.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

We Must Be Getting Close, That Guy We Just Hit Said "Sunny Beaches"

What the Beach Test Says About You

You are a loner, and you're fine with that. You find the most fulfillment in solitude. And you never feel more lonely than when you're in a crowd.

You have cold feet when it comes to love. You have a lot of uncertainty until you convince yourself to dive right in.

You are deeply passionate about several things in your life. You're not passionate about much... and the few passions you have are truly obsessions.

Your sense of humor is goofy and silly. You are good at making almost anyone laugh.

*Does anyone recognize that paraphrased quote in the blog title?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Haven't I Seen This Movie Before?

While watching a preview tonight I thought: What is this, Mr. & Mrs. Matrix? Wanted? I don't know about that...