So an amusing little coda to bunny_hugger's birthday. She had class to go teach, and I had some time to kick around and figured I should get a haircut. I also had a Best Buy certificate for some unknown prize amount, between five and five thousand dollars, which I had to bring to them to redeem. I figured to get a haircut at the mall and go next door to see if I had a decent certificate and maybe find something. As I drove there I realized my hair doesn't need cutting so much as my beard needed trimming and I can do that at home, for free, anyway.
The certificate turned out to be worth $5, which I'd pretty much expected --- when are they going to send me $2500 for a new top-of-the-line computer, anyway? --- and I wasn't finding anything interesting in the shrinking section of DVDs, or even any interesting connector cables, so, I figured to go home and maybe think about what I'd done. Then I noted in the $4.99 DVD bin Barry Levinson's Toys, the aggressively whimsical Robin Williams flop with music by Trevor Horn. And so I got a little extra touch of Buggles in for her birthday. (Well, I did once I also bought a pack of M&Ms, because if you try buying something worth $4.99 before tax with a $5.00 gift certificate Best Buy's computers explode, but, otherwise.)
And what's going on in my humor blog? Many things, since last week's major piece ``It's Great Being Tall, In Case You Wondered,'' a not-even-remotely sensitive examination of one tiny bit of my privilege. Other stuff that's run since then:
- Krazy Kat: Li’l Ainjil, the results of an attempt to animate Krazy Kat so it looks, at least, like the comic strip.
- Statistics Saturday: What Election Day Schedules Feel Like To Me, because there's just something about November 2nd that makes it seem like not a plausible election day to me.
- Besides Not Being Elected, Charlie Brown, listing some alternate yet equally valid titles to one of the minor Peanuts specials.
- Statistics Saturday on a Monday: October 2014 for my Humor Blog, about what happens when Kinks fans start noticing that I exist.
- As Ever, Y’know, The Heck?, questions raised by my habit of looking at stuff.
- Compu-Toon Is Compu-Toon Today. Also: Math Comics, including one of the most ``hah?''-worthy examples of Compu-Toon in a long time.
And then this week's major piece is ``New Things To Argue About'', so you can be up-to-date on stuff we can find controversial you want. It's got a surprising amount of Slylock Fox content, so, enjoy, won't you?
Trivia: The 1907 commission on the Leaning Tower of Pisa ultimately issued its only recommendation in 1910: that the bells cease being rung. Source: Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa, Nicholas Shrady.
Currently Reading: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September/October 2014, Editor Gordon van Geller.