Article Archive for August 2009
Posted in One Million Watts on 31 August 2009
Stats: 2,711 views and 2 Comments
I was headed for a remote Fijian island, where I could escape the traffic, the Ed Hardy and the ex-reality TV stars of the greater Los Angeles area. Or so I thought.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 30 August 2009
Stats: 2,029 views and 1 Comment
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Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2009
Stats: 3,083 views and 1 Comment
If you have any love in your heart for James Kirk, Emma Peel or Maxwell Smart, you could hardly do better than to buy the DVD of the smartest, most geek-tacular genre comedy of the past decade.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 August 2009
Stats: 3,984 views and 3 Comments
In my winsome and innocent youth, I decided to get work delivering balloon-o-grams. I believed I could bring cheer and happiness right to people’s doors. But would I up the ante by delivering the balloons as a singing “Petunia, the Pink Gorilla.”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 August 2009
Stats: 4,697 views and 3 Comments
Take a musical journey to an era when Americans actually believed that humans could live in plastic houses and not feel shrink-wrapped, and that more and bigger freeways were a pretty good idea.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 25 August 2009
Stats: 8,012 views and 4 Comments
I love to talk to fellow nerds like Quentin Tarantino. Once they get going their passion increases, the pretense of normalcy drops away, and the pure nerd within them burns as brightly as E.T.’s finger.
Posted in Seattle on 24 August 2009
Stats: 9,746 views and 12 Comments
The role of government should not be to bleed us dry, but to deliver critical services with integrity. Yet as you read this, private companies are approaching city governments with offers they can’t refuse.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 August 2009
Stats: 5,613 views and 6 Comments
Painting and writing are solitary creative endeavors, while a band is more like a serious amateur sports team without a coach. If a band manages to stick it out long enough to produce some lasting work, that is quite an achievement.
Posted in One Million Watts on 20 August 2009
Stats: 3,982 views and 3 Comments
I could never give up on bacon. I enjoy simply looking at it – one long, gently bowing strip on either side of my eggs and toast, like edible parenthesis.
Posted in Things We Like on 19 August 2009
Stats: 25,590 views and 4 Comments
Toy companies are known for cynically jumping on bandwagons. But things don’t always work out. Perhaps today, we can forgive Lionel Trains for trying to come up with a train set that appealed to girls.