Wednesday, March 28, 2007



Ah, in this world I may be a geeky loser who doesn't do his homework even when he should, but in a parallel universe I am the lead singer in a band called MIT--that's short for Musicians In Training. (Hey, it's better than The Shins. Oy.) Since it's a parallel universe, not only can I play the guitar, but I even have a good singing voice, not to mention that the band is quite popular, thankyouverymuch. Among our songs are "Ask Me No Questions and I'll Tell You No Lies", "Conservationism", "Tell Me, Tell Me", "What the French are For" (a parody), and the #1 chart-topper "Raging at the Wall", which has quite a story behind it. Naturally, not a single word is true, because it never happened, due to it being in a parallel universe and all that. But you get the drift.

TODAY'S BOOK: "M.C. Higgins, the Great", by Virginia Hamilton ((c) 1974)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "Who Done It?", from Universal (1942)

WWWW2?: Jaleel White.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: A former Blogspot Blog of Note that actually deserved the honor (trust me, I have no idea how they pick them), Dark Roasted Blend is a site to Get Lost In, scrolling through the oodles and oodles of photo- and picture-essays that are uploaded to it practically daily, on subjects ranging from the humorous to the profound to the scientific to the amazing to the plain old weird. Great fun.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


More of Rister & Rob

TODAY'S BOOK: "The Pied Piper of Helfenstein", by Edward V.McCarthy, Jr. ((c) 1975)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "Dumbo", from Disney (1941)

WWWW2?: LeBron James.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: Need someplace where you can host a picture online in a jiffy? ImageShack is there. Just upload the desired image from your files or a different site, with optional resizing abilities.


Thursday, March 15, 2007



I'm stunned. has declared me to have tied along with Sergio--Sergio!--for the four-award Grand Prize in their Teen Titans art contest, for my "Doom Watch" masterpiece (last seen here in 3rd post as an Honorable Mention-getter in TGN's previous contest). I'm just absolutely flabbergasted. (Oh, and the runner-up is the one I think should have won along with me in the TGN contest.)
What else can I say? How about this: today G-d dropped his ice cube tray and there was hail, yea, hail all over the land; and it didst last for quite a while, and told the earth to paint white an inch thick. I am attempting to make thee laugh at that. If I'm coming off as somewhat less than perfectly understandable, so much the better.
Be coherent... I don't wanna... Buy my album... Use the sauna!

TODAY'S BOOK: "Mauve", by Simon Garfield ((c) 2000)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", from Paramount (1986)

WWWW2?: Pete Townshend.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: The world's best-selling copyrighted book is now available for your perusal online. Check out the world's fastest furniture, the longest full-body burn, the biggest flower ever found, and more!

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Monday, March 12, 2007


I am de chempion

As I am wont to exclaim after solving a math problem, "I am de genius! I am de robot!!" By dint of having two other contestants disqualified due to them having won each of the last two contests, my "Touring in Tokyo" picture has now won the Teen Titans DVD Give-Away contest, a personal first! (I'm still debating whether or not to accept the prize, though. The movie really wasn't all that great.)
Random "Zort".
Captain America just "died", but I'll give you even odds he makes a comeback before the year is out.

TODAY'S BOOK: "The Jewish Connection" by M. Hirsh Goldberg ((c) 1986)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "Batman Begins", from Warner Bros. (2005)

WWWW2?: The Jigsaw Killer.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: A worthy endeavor, Yotzma is a Google-powered search engine with a twist: when you use it, 10% of the revenue for the search gets donated to charity organizations that run soup kitchens, home food delivery, professional job training, etc. As a bonus, it includes a sidebar with a running list of breaking news from The Jerusalem Post.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007


41st post

Now you shall witness a prime example of tit-for-tat. Eric, from Gilbert, Minnesota, has done me the favor of adding this very blog to his Blogs of Notice list (right between Foods in my Piehole and Talkin' S*** About a Pretty Sunset)--the nicest thing anybody's ever done for me online. So, in today's post, good ol' Eric's blog will get a recommendation and its own link.
It only takes half a peccadillo to squeeze a wombat. For flying squirrels, on the other hand, you would need a full carburetor. In teal.
Today, my father turned 44 and I found kitten lying on a sidewalk in its last dying moments. Guess which happenstance pleased me more.
Did you know that fruit bats are mammals?
Pass the dukes.
I am currently in the middle of watching Season 5 of Hogan's Heroes, Season 11 of M*A*S*H, and Season 2 of The West Wing. In My Humble Opinion this should be the only thing DVDs are made for.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Dead Men's Hearts", by Aaron Elkins ((c) 1994)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "Inherit the Wind", from United Artists (1960)

WHO WON WORLD WAR II?: Buzz Lightyear.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: In addition to being the second Blogspot site featured here, The Ethereal Garage is also notable for being the first place on the Web to independently create a link to Giant Boogers from Outer Space! Now, you are all invited to visit Eric's "Blog About Boring", and real all about frozen outdoor excitement and garage renovation. Plus, his site gets about twice as many hits as mine, so this ought to help the traffic flow. (And did he get two Chinese visitors on Monday, just like I did one day later?)

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007




Sunday, March 04, 2007


39th post

"If I'm not back in an hour, it means I've made another huge mistake!" has finally released the gallery of the entries for their latest contest, including yours truly's "Touring in Tokyo" pic. Wish me luck and check out the other competitors!
My bologna has a first name.
Fawned over! Fawned over! So they all fawned over and one fell out...
Seeing stars? No, seeing Cars. And it'd be best for you if you don't let the lieutenant catch you.
The weasels are back and they're marching on the village. But when the lights are out, the polka will play!
Wakka wakka wakka. Wakka wakka wakka. Wakka wakka! Wakka wak. Wak wak, wakka wakka. Wakka!
I got 5 hits on this site from Chinese (!) locations last Monday. Naturally, I'm being random by calling your attention to this only now. Or am I getting a bit predictable in my randomness?... Nah, the RAG (Random Access Generator (pat. pend.)) is still going strong. Toodle-oo!

TODAY'S BOOK: "The Brigade", by Howard Blum ((c) 2001)

TODAY'S MOVIE: "March of the Penguins", from Bonne Pioche/National Geographic (2005)

WWWW2?: Bjorn Borg.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: Over a decade old, Randy Cassingham's syndicated column "This is True" has long been delighting readers with its recaps of the recently absurd. Now, you can use this site to subscribe to the weekly e-mail (which also features extraordinary headlines, an Important Recently Dead Guy, and its own version of "TODAY'S WEBSITE"), submit your own erratic errata, and much more.

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