Oh, yeah, we had Valentine's Day recently. As you might expect bunny_hugger and I spent it playing pinball, as the Brighton Arcade had a ``Free Play Day'' and while we didn't get up quite as early as we might have --- we'd been out late at Marvin's Pinball League the night before --- it was pretty much just what we wanted to do. She reached a personal milestone on the Medieval Madness game, destroying enough castles to face the King of Payne, one of the steps leading up to the wizard mode and something I've only done a couple of times myself.
I'd also found something nice to give bunny_hugger for Valentine's Day: a charm for her necklace and the Sparks album Angst In My Pants, the eponymous song of which is the one that made her aware of Sparks in the first place. The upscale used-record-store in East Lansing had a copy. The owner said she loved the band and if the album had sat around much longer she'd have bought it, leaving unclear whether she says something like that to everyone, since she'd said much the same about a Wall of Voodoo album bunny_hugger once bought. We must experiment with less plausibly liked albums.
And it's been a week since my last roundup of humor blog stuff, if you haven't read it by RSS, or by the page directly, or added it to your Livejournal Friends page. The things you've missed, then, have been:
- In Which Suddenly I Know Anything About Rugby, Belgium: last week's major piece, based on a comically lopsided score in a Belgian rugby match.
- Color Classics: All’s Fair At The Fair, as envisioned by the Fleischer brothers, so you know there's gadgets doing stuff in the Art Deco push-button world of tomorrow.
- Statistics Saturday: 2015, To Date, your guide to stuff in general.
- Comic Strip _Momma_ Extends Descent Into Madness as it's put out a couple bizarre installments lately.
- Belarus Diplomat Delivers Warning From Dream World, one in which topless women throw mayonnaise at diplomats.
- Really, Though, Comic Strip _Momma_ Going Quite Mad and just days after I revealed its previous bout of madness.
- Also, Local Architecture Critic Running Amok in declaring Eyesores of the Weeks.
- Why I Shouldn’t Be Left In The Kitchen, this week's major piece, and of course it's related to paczki and bagels.
Trivia: In 1999 China put a three-year moratorium on the construction of new coal-fired power plants, to give time to build new wires to deliver the power. Source: Coal: A Human History, Barbara Freese.
Currently Reading: The Man They Wouldn't Let Die, Alexander Dorozynski.