Alternate realities.

#100BM Day 94 My exciting Saturday night involves some fairly disappointing red wine, laundry, knitting, and catching up on cable shows that have been of vague interest for a while and are, for now, available on demand. Is there a patron saint of spinsters? I’m not a religious person, but now I’m wondering how closely ...

Verity. 1

#100BM Day 34 “Hannibal” is easily one of the most fantastical (and grim) television programs around, and yet I find that the most unbelievable thing in it is Will Graham’s ability to maintain the same length of designer stubble on his face regardless of precarious mental state or weeks-long incarceration.

Keeping up.

The last week or so has been absolute hell for several people close to me, so perhaps blogging about frivolities isn’t that appropriate, but neither would revealing other people’s personal problems and their effects on me. And some are fairly significant. So here we go with the nonsense.

Pop quizzes.

Despite my lack of fame, talent, and UK residency my dream is to a) appear on a panel show and b) not cock it up too badly. However, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ is not part of that dream. Not because it isn’t entertaining (it frequently is), but because my actual musical knowledge is so abysmally ...

Evaluation.

Today is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Never heard of it? That’s not terribly surprising. It was a huge deal at my old workplace, yet I had forgotten about it entirely until the hugely talented and interesting Elizabeth Klinck tweeted a link this morning. Why is this a big deal? In the era of ...

Waiting ’til there’s more. 1

The only infomercially thing I have ever purchased was a set of ShamWows (actually bought via the Home Shopping Channel, which might be even sadder, but it was on a friend’s mum’s recommendation, so…wait, maybe that makes it saddest?), but there is almost nothing more delightful than the dumbass ‘problems’ that people in Infomercials have ...

Zeitgeists. 1

I would love to write about Breaking Bad, just like (almost) everyone else, but I also don’t want to be a dick and spoil it. So here is a non-specific rundown of the episode, in non-chronological order.

Oxbridge-level cleverness. 2

My first webpage was called The Future Husbands list. I think I made it in about 1995. Don’t look it up.

The Canadian Yoda.

So, survived Kingston, survived highway driving, and maybe came away with more ideas about comedy.

Earworm infestations. 1

Noticed that I had a buncha new comments/page views this morning. Kommandant Rebozo zum Wasserbl├╝pt, Willkommen! Went to Euchre for the first time in eons last night. Unfortunately, it’s been chilly and rainy, so we couldn’t squeeze in one last patio play.