Article Archive for September 2009

Excerpts from the Dream Diary of William Shatner
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 September 2009
Stats: 7,417 views and 1 Comment

When I opened my car door there was an explosion of ferrets. They just kept running and squirming their way out of the driver’s door like a fur avalanche.

Get an (original) “Clue”
Posted in Things We Like on 17 September 2009
Stats: 3,718 views and No Comments

A staple of nearly every games closet I’ve ever encountered, “Clue” is a dirt-simple game that nonetheless evokes the specter of advanced deduction; in this way, it resembles “CSI,” which is also suitable for ages 9 and up.

Riding Dirty in Kyoto
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 September 2009
Stats: 4,947 views and 3 Comments

It was springtime in the ancient Imperial City of Kyoto, Japan. I went for a bike ride in hope of viewing the cherry blossoms, but no sooner had I gotten a few blocks from my apartment did a police officer command me to stop.

Outside the XFL
Posted in One Million Watts on 15 September 2009
Stats: 5,088 views and 2 Comments

In 2001, World Wrestling Entertainment honcho Vince McMahon teamed up with the NBC television network to create a major league football property that played by a rule set that could kindly be called elastic. If I hadn’t have seen it, I might never have believed it existed.

Leaving Spamalot: Taking a Joke Too Far
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 September 2009
Stats: 9,823 views and 6 Comments

I’ve never eaten a single bite of Spam in my life, yet I probably have more goofy stories surrounding the iconic slab of preserved, pork product than most people living outside of Hawaii or Guam.

Mr. Bowl in Tinyland – Strong Men Also Cry
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 13 September 2009
Stats: 3,530 views and No Comments

Can’t see cartoon? Click here. Click here to see Mr. Bowl’s further adventures.

Japanese Party Politics
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 September 2009
Stats: 3,984 views and 4 Comments

As an American working in Japan, I learned a lot about drinking sake. Nomikai, or “drinking parties,” were a regular occurrence after hours, when the company I worked for would take over a restaurant and quaff endless quantities of sake, beer and shochu cocktails.

Wolf Man on Leadership: Executive Strategies for a Doggone Difficult World
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 11 September 2009
Stats: 5,664 views and No Comments

With his keen sense of business (as well as smell!) and a tough style, Wolf Man’s business advice is sought out by companies of all stripes.

Life Lessons with Marc
Posted in One Million Watts on 10 September 2009
Stats: 4,097 views and 3 Comments

Thoughts regarding pregnant ponies, detaching one’s head, suggestive calendars and the many reasons why Sheryl Crow is a filthy, filthy liar.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Titled Record Albums
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 9 September 2009
Stats: 268,054 views and 11 Comments

Certain conventions have emerged in the realm of album titles. Today, we’ll explore possible scenarios of self-titling your album, with hopes that future bands might avoid pitfalls such as Santana Syndrome or Weezeritus.