Archive for December, 2007

Jean Shepherd is Depressing

December 15th, 2007

Huh.  I was familiar with Jean Shepherd from the context of his writing and narration in The Christmas Story, so I assumed he was a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant radio personality in the vein of Garrison Keillor.  However, I recently stumbled upon a site linking to a podcast with an absolutely enormous (650 or so […]

A Modest Proposal

December 14th, 2007

Parisians Never Visit the Eiffel Tower

December 9th, 2007

And folks from Tokyo never visit the Tokyo Tower. In a similar vein, lately (in the past several years sense, not the past several weeks sense), I’ve been getting into the music that I took for granted living in Texas.  My last boom was Tejano music, which I actually listened to proactively when I lived […]

Stuff Lying Around Is The Mother of Invention

December 2nd, 2007

One of my wife’s childhood friends made this for his kid, and I think it’s totally cool. (That’s my kid behind it)