Monthly Archives: June 2006

Hell’s bells! A newsy day

First thing when I opened my e-mail this morning (at the crack of, er, noon), I got this message from my mom: Today would have been Grampy’s 100th birthday! My maternal grandfather, Col. Hal Peter Andersen, died when I was … Continue reading

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“Help,” she yelped

So I have another show coming up on Saturday, 9-midnight. The theme for this one: Drinking and Drugs. Pro, con, positives, negatives, happy party time, when the party goes sour, addiction, recovery, dead in a ditch like your mama always … Continue reading

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Fantasy books that don’t suck

So after some quite lovely comments posted on the "20 reasons I won’t read your fantasy book" thread here (except: Hillary Clinton as hateful as Ann Coulter? Whatever, dude. I don’t even like Hillary, but she’s not exactly out there … Continue reading

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Can you stand any more posts about iTunes?

Well, it’s not really about iTunes. I promise. Or is that iPromise? But the fact remains that it is a very fine and handy thing to have iTunes around when you are planning playlists for your new Community Radio Show. … Continue reading

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Why…

…am I sharing with you this picture of two out of three of my cats?

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An open letter to authors and publishers of Fantasy Novels

Yesterday was a strange day. It rained thoroughly and steadily. It thundered, it winded, it stayed blessedly far below 100 degrees (where it'd been hovering for the previous far too many days). So we celebrated as Newmans are wont to … Continue reading

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Capote

We just watched this movie last night. Jim finished reading "In Cold Blood" a few days ago, and I read it in college, then re-read bits and pieces over Jim’s shoulder. So we were both kind of in that Truman … Continue reading

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Genius or OCD?

The two are so frequently joined at the hip: Fisher: "Zeus. Apollo. Athena. Hercules. Pluto. Hera." Mama: "What are you doing?" Fisher: "Thinking of names for my brine shrimp."

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Today’s Quotable Honoree: Dorothy Parker

An acerbic, cynical woman who was the toast of the Algonquin Round Table and author of  such poems as "Threnody" and "Braggart," she also came up with such timeless gems as these: I wish I could drink like a lady, … Continue reading

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The immortal Douglas Adams

(…may his Memory be Eternal… props to Mimi…) Why did no one tell me about Wikiquote before? Hmpf. Guess I should play around on teh internets more often. Anyway: here’s a quote of the day for you from the ultimate … Continue reading

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