Monday, August 21, 2006
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Agile, our latest viewer from across the pond. I've always been a big huge fan of all things Norwegian (for instance, my favorite of all royal dynasties is the Fairhair Dynasty), so it's thrilling to have a fan in the "land of the fjords". Cheers!
George Shadroui Is A Dork, But He Won Me My First Mention In Wikipedia
I was doing a Google ego search last night (TPCQ: "You get to work at 10:30, then you take a nap on the toilet, then you google your own name until lunch!"), and I came upon this startling tidbit: On the Wikipedia page Criticisms of Noam Chomsky, there is a link to George Shadroui's dork-butt article Dissecting Chomsky and Anti-Americanism. Then, right after it, someone included a link to my rebuttal, "George Shadroui Is a Dork".
So according to the most widely-consulted encyclopedic reference on the internet, I exist because I called a conservative commentator a dork. The system works! Thank you, Mr. Shadroui -- I guess.
More Fame News
I got a response from Ian Case! He liked it; he really liked it.
This is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. I'm as entertained as I am flattered.Well, thanks to you, Mr. Case.. er, Punnett. You're a better person than Ellis, who never said one word about the remix I did of her song "Freedom" even though I'm not hurt by it and I don't think of her as a hideous demon-child now despite the deep scar in my soul where her silence grievously wounded my creative spirit.
They're ripping up big chunks of the sidewalks around our neighborhood -- and not a moment too soon! There's nothing more important for Madison to spend its time and money on than these slightly-unlevel bits of pedwalk. I'd like to give a big hug to whatever genius made this happen. I love the sound of jackhammers in the morning. It sounds like.. Well, like those bad albums I released on cassette in the mid-90s.
Kiss It Goodbye
Don't get used to this frequent blogging of mine! I've gotten rejuvinated from a summer of rest (and the youth elixir I bought in Paducah, Kentucky), so I've got energy to burn right now. But school starts in two weeks, so I'll be back to the slack by early September.
Meantime, I've got work to do on the book (two more sections to go -- if all goes to plan, I'll be finished on Wednesday), and that Barton Fink thing I've been working on. Stay tuned!
Big Bag is really stupid. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Today I'm listening to: Canibus!
MadWomen for Peace (incl. Diane)