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[Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 08:07 am GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 5,142 views]

This is unbelievably awesome.
Although [your mom] may appear to be a recent phenomenon, one can trace its roots far back in history. Indeed, William Shakespeare appears to utilize such a device in Act I Scene 1 of Timon of Athens:
Painter: “Y’are a dog.”
Apemantus: “Thy mother’s of my generation. What’s she, if I be a dog?”
“Your mom” can be combined with most types of insults, although suggestions of promiscuity, obesity, or lack of intelligence are particularly …

Social Studies »

[Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 10:26 pm GMT -5 | 20 Comments | 82,120 views]

After over two months, $320, and countless failures, stalls, bummed rides, and weekends spent at home, my car is finally fixed. I salute you Buick Century, you glorious bastard, this is the second major breakdown you’ve survived. Let the record show I never gave up on you, even though all logic pointed in that direction.
It all started April 15th. Not being able to find a ride to the airport I decided to leave my car …

TV, Videos »

[Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 12:31 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 7,724 views]

I’d heard this or that about Dirty Sexy Money, one of the new pilots ABC will be rolling out this fall, and I was substantially excited mostly due to the presence of Peter Krause. He popped up on my radar as Casey McCall on the hugely under appreciated Aaron Sorkin series Sports Night although he’s probably best known as prodigal son Nate Fischer on HBO’s Six Feet Under. The film We Don’t Live Here Anymore …

Life, TV »

[Saturday, June 16th, 2007 07:23 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,599 views]

I found a post at Failed Success talking about the golden age of children’s programming. What a rush of nostalgia! There really isn’t anything today that even comes close to the quality of Nickelodeon programming during the 90s.
From that list, there are a few shows I disagree with. My mother’s overbearing loving attention to the quality of television I was allowed to watch bred into me a certain snootiness for the more bourgeoisie shows- a …

Life, TV »

[Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 05:31 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 931 views]

Don Herbert, a.k.a. Mr. Wizard, died of bone cancer Tuesday June 12. He was 89. I had no idea he was this old. That’s because I didn’t know his first show, Watch Mr. Wizard, was shot and aired from 1951-1964. The 80′s version was a revival.
I, like many kids of my generation, loved science and wanted to grow up to be a scientist. It seemed so exciting! There were other shows – like Beakman’s World …

Technology »

[Monday, June 11th, 2007 11:10 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,541 views]

Who knew huge balls, huge women, and huge fish were so in demand? Certainly not me tonight when I was looking for a picture I’d seen awhile ago of a huge rabbit for my custom 404 page. I figured a Google image search for “Huge Rabbit” would give me what I wanted on the first page or two. As I started to type my query, Google auto-completed. With this:

When you type a search query into …