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Historic LOLs?

I encountered this today and just about died laughing. Obviously, I had to share it with y’all.

This Revelry Shall Be Off The Chain!
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Posted on 20th January 2011
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Whatever will she post next?

Well, I can answer that for you:

1) Here is the audio version of “This is not a proper poem.”
This is not a proper poem by themusecalliope

2) Ian McKellen Reenacts The Bridge of Khazad-Dum (…sort of)

3) And a comment on the Huck Finn controversy by Tom the Dancing Bug.

Posted on 14th January 2011
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Stand By for a Brain Dump…

I’ve had a few tabs open in my browser for a age now, so I thought I’d entertain y’all with the things what lurk on my computer.

1) I love Charlie and Lola (I have one of the books on my floor presently.) Here is the first episode of the tv version. And, for those of you who aren’t British, or fans of Doctor Who, “fish fingers” are “fish sticks” in the US of A.

2) Dear Land’s End, I think that you should send me one of these sweaters for free (Petite Medium, if you please). How can one go wrong with black/grey argyle? If I do receive this sweater, I promise to wear it with a little black skirt, knee high socks, and black Mary Jane shoes to work at least once. Signed, Me.

3) Methinks that I have found the charity I want to help (as referenced in my 101/1001 list.) It’s the Northern California Sled Dog Rescue. From their site: “Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled) is an all-volunteer non-profit group dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for unwanted, abused and abandoned Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Northern-breed mixes in many Northern California counties including: Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.” As you may have gathered, my interest is not purely altruistic. Someday, I want this sort of dog, and I want these folks to be around when I’m ready. If you can help in some way, please do.

4) My favorite theater company, let me show you it! Sacramento City Theater is normally located at Sacramento City College, though this year they usual area is being renovated. I usually attend with Catslyn and Eideann. Full disclosure: We know the costume designer, and quite a few of the folks involved. …But I see everything I can manage because I have a good time, and I love live theater, even if I can’t work up the courage to actually participate anymore.

5) A couple of days before Christmas, I happened to be at the Stanford Mall for dinner. For those of you who don’t know, this mall is on the…upscale end of things. We were hungry, but window shopping is fun, yeah? So we popped into Tiffany’s (Hello! They have my wedding ring there, and it isn’t even available at the place I bought it anymore. But I digress.) and they had these lovely keys. Surprisingly, I can actually afford a couple of them. Y’know, if I wanted to save up. After dinner at Max’s Opera Cafe (where they actually had people singing, like the one in Sacramento) we wandered back through the mall. On a whim, I actually stopped into Max Mara, where I discovered that I actually prefer wool overcoats to cashmere ones. It’s a texture thing. And finally, we popped into a little bakery where I found a lemon brioche. (Purrrr…brioche…purrr.) What a decadent outing! I know where I’ll go shopping if I ever win the lottery.

6) Some random Sherlock-related fun: 221B Baker Street on Google Maps (yes, I got lost trying to get here when I was in London.), New Scotland Yard on Google Maps, and a map between the two.

7) *gigglesnort* Best Vampire License Plate Ever!

8 ) And finally…Daniel Radcliffe sings “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer.

Posted on 4th January 2011
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Music and Randomness

Today, my favorite song is: Game On by the folks from The Guild. You have to see this music video.

And now the randomness:

* I really need to get myself some aquanotes. I do my best thinking in the shower after all.

* If you haven’t seen it yet, this young lady quit her job in a most creative fashion. The site is supposed to have more information about her today. (edit: A most amusing hoax, apparently. Should give some real folks ideas mind you.)

* Millions of books get digitized for the disabled. Very cool.

* I keep forgetting to post this one: Protesters vs. Comic-Con. This amuses me mightily.

* I wish that there was a Butter London near me. Non-toxic products sound fabulous.

Posted on 11th August 2010
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Atlanta Here I Come (an info dump)

*Like The Matrix and Carl Sagan? Then why not try The Matrix vs. Carl Sagan?

*A Star Wars shirt that gave me quite a giggle may be found here.

*A really funny ESPN commercial (featuring Tim Lincecum) may be watched here. Sorry. It’s too big to embed here.

* Watch some amusing commercials from Kroll’s Diner – here. (Remember: Sit down and eat!)

* One of the items on my Bucket List is to walk the West Highland Way. You can see pictures of the route here.

*Tribe is a magazine put out by HSPs. I really need to get with the subscribing.

*I want this shirt! It’s all “rocker chick”…and it has wings on the back!

*An interesting-looking kitty – Otocolobus manul.

*Snakes on a Plane! (*gigglesnort*)

*Babylon 5 quote alert!

and finally…

*This is the camera I want next.

Posted on 1st June 2010
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Of Tabs and Reading Bears


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Hello all. It’s another of those entertaining brain dump posts. This time I have a mascot for the event. I was walking through the library recently, and when I reached the Children’s section (well, specifically the Parenting Collection in the Children’s Section) what did I see? The resident huge bear sitting in a chair reading a book. I couldn’t resist.

* Speaking of things I can’t resist, you should really stop by and check out my friend Emma’s blogs – Treehouse Jukebox and Phoenixville 365, her celebration of her new town in pictures.

* Have you been keeping up with my travels over at my Where’s Calliope blog? I’m slowly but surely posting my Reno adventures over there. I suppose I would be faster if I hadn’t taken 405 photos while I was gone.

* Have you seen Iron Man 2? Wanna see the folks from Think Geek recreate a scene (and showcase their new product)? Check it out here.

* If you like a spot of Library humour, and have ever done any book weeding, you will love Awful Library Books. (Check out this Computer Book!)

* Do you like Doctor Who? How about Trock (a.k.a. Time Lord Rock)? if you said yes to both, check out the music video for Chameleon Circuit’s song Type 40.

* Hey! Who’s the Cutest?

Posted on 20th May 2010
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Brain Dump 2: Electric Boogaloo

…Aaaand we’re back. We join the brain dump already in progress…

* 1979 Muppet Movie Camera Test (parts 1 and 2)

*Cutting Libraries in a Recession is like Cutting Hospitals in a Plague.” (Amen!)

* Dude, seriously! Every wonder about the history of the word Dude? Well, now your answer has come.

* Time traveler caught in museum photo?

* Are you a Nerd, Dork, Geek or Dweeb? (Nerd, apparently.)

* Enjoy Awkward Photos? Try Awkwardfamilyphotos.com.

I’ll stop here for now. You see, I’m looking into changing my wordpress theme so that I can post the newer videos. You are forewarned.

Posted on 29th April 2010
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Crash Positions! Incoming Brain Dump! (part 1)


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(A scene from last weekend. There were actually five classic cars in a row. It was *so* cool! )

It seems to me that this blog was supposed to entertain someone at work, and I have been falling down on the job. So…here is a bunch of stuff to keep y’all entertained.

* As I may have mentioned the other day, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is on Hulu. Well, at least season one anyway. Check out episode one here.

* After watching “A Glorious Dawn” did you go check out Symphony of Science webpage?

* Speaking of symphonies, have you watched the YouTube Symphony Orchestra? Check them out at Carnegie Hall (sorry, they are too wide to embedd)- Act 1 and Act 2. (Good music and some really cool stories.)

*…But back to Carl Sagan. Someone recently visited his grave and played a bit of music for him.

* On a sillier note, try the “Geocities-izer” on a website. Make it look like it’s from the mid-1990s.

* Guess where I’m going in another week and a half or so! Reno, Nevada. Am I going there to gamble or take in a show? Nope. I, and a couple of my friends, are going to the National Automobile Museum. I’ll be sure to tell you when to go over to the Where’s Calliope blog to follow my progress.

* And now, for those of you who care about the environment, “NBC is teaming up with Prince Charles for a new TV special about the environment. Harmony, which is slated to air in November, stems from Prince Charles’ three decades of work fighting climate change and searching for new solutions to the worldwide environmental crisis.” You can watch the teaser here. (Sorry, it’s another video too big to embedd.)

* Need an onlineetymological dictionary? How else will you know what a word used to sound like when you need the information at 2 am?

…and this is getting a bit long, so I’m going to break it up into a couple of bits.

Posted on 27th April 2010
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This and That

I’ve been squirreling away a bunch of stuff on my various browser tabs lately, so…here is a great information dump for you all.

* The Tron Legacy Trailer can be found here. If you loved Tron…check it out.

* The rather rude, but also hilarious Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling can be found here.

* Jobs of Yesteryear: Obsolete Occupations from npr.org is a very interesting look at how things used to be.

* I mostly looked True West Magazine up for my friend Debbie, but you all might enjoy checking it out, too. They even offer a directory of Western Businesses. And yes…That includes stuff from the “Old West.”

* And, of course, I already told you lot about my friend Laurie’s jewelry shop Acanthusleaf Designs.

* Did you hear about the All-Black Penguin?

…and that’s it. For now, anyway.

Posted on 20th March 2010
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This and That

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Look! My Daddy is Santa!

Well, really, my Dad and Mum recently played Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a bunch of kids at a neighborhood party. So cool! I’m proud of them for doing this and stepping out of their comfort zone. Also? How cool is it that my daddy is dressed as Santa?

In other news, I’ve started a new blog. Yeah, I know, yet another blog. But this one happens to be on a topic that I can’t shut up about: Books being adapted to film. It’s called Did They Film it? (http://www.didtheyfilmit.com/). I hope that, among other things, I can help out those kids that are told to read a book that hasn’t been made into a movie. See? Now I have a place to babble.

And I think I’ll finish this up with a video that is infamous in my family. I like to sing the song really fast.

Posted on 15th December 2009
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