Saturday, November 29, 2008

Columnated ruins domino

One of my favorite albums is Smile by Brian Wilson, though I heard most of it as bootlegs from the aborted 1967 Beach Boys version of the album.

In one of my favorite songs on the album, "Surf's Up," there's a line, courtesy of co-writer Van Dyke Parks, that goes, "Columnated ruins domino."

This was one of the lyrics on the album that Mike Love is said to have challenged, asking for an explanation, which Parks did not have.

This was the first thing that occurred to me the first time I heard the lyric:

Sadly, this is the way my brain works.

Friday, November 28, 2008

What, me, antisocial?

I never said I was particularly smart.

Given that I hate waking up early, have an almost pathological aversion to crowds and crowded places, and have a general disdain for people, it seems a bit odd that I would show up to Toys R Us at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

But there I was. And with relatively little trouble, I got what I needed and was back home about a half-hour after I left.

Tonight, we went to a potluck at a friend's house. Tomorrow, I go over to my brother's house to have a little post-Thanksgiving shindig with our families.

For someone who is shy to the point of being antisocial, I've got quite a bit on my social schedule. I'm not quite up to social butterfly yet, but I'm at least a social moth or something, right?

Hope everyone has a pleasant and safe extended holiday. More tomorrow, possibly with brotherly antics.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Something to give thanks for.

Without a doubt, this was the best part of any Thanksgiving Day parade in recent memory:

Happy Thanksgiving, kids!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Friday night videos: It is to laugh

To get you in a cheery mood for tomorrow's holiday festivities, here are some videos that, no matter how many times I see them, make me laugh.

A lot.

The Leeroy Jenkins Incident

Best Drug Bust News Report Ever (slightly NSFW)

Coolest fight scene from Black Belt Jones

Roommate's revenge

What smells like peanuts?

Are there any that you never get tired of?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A sense of wonder...

I hadn't been to AOL's In2TV for a while, but I saw today that you can embed videos, so I had to try it out. Modern technology is allowing me to share with you my very favoritest episode of Wonder Woman: "The Feminum Mystique." Feminum, if I recall correctly, is what Wonder Woman's bracelets are made of. On the show, anyway. I think back in the day in the comics, they were made of Amazonium.

Anyhow, enjoy both parts of this Wonder Woman epic, featuring Debra Winger as WW's little sis.

Watch more Wonder Woman videos on AOL Video

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rock out

Here's arousing ditty to get you all psyched up for another week of work. Hoohah.