Article Archive for April 2010

Have You Considered an Affectation?
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 30 April 2010
Stats: 12,897 views and 2 Comments

While it’s not a necessary component of being an awesome person, a well-selected affectation can help to make you more memorable and add an extra layer of pizazz to your every personal interaction.

At Videopolis Tonight
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 29 April 2010
Stats: 5,107 views and 2 Comments

It was May 1986, and my friends and I were looking for a new place to dance. We never dreamed that we’d end up in a fantasy kingdom, dancing to fireworks.

In the Last Days of Penmanship
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 April 2010
Stats: 2,485 views and 1 Comment

My penmanship may not be completely lost, but it is sinking. The first casualty of the Internet Age may be privacy, but handwriting is a strong second.

Love is Reel: Inventing the Mixtape
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 April 2010
Stats: 14,196 views and 3 Comments

Back in the olden days, I used a hand-me-down hi-fi record player, and my trusty portable reel-to-reel recorder to make mixtapes. I’m sure that recorder came from Sears & Roebuck, because back then everything did.

Life in the Fast Lane (Behind a Slow-Moving Vehicle)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 April 2010
Stats: 32,897 views and 7 Comments

I live in a town of 1,100 people. To be more accurate, I reside eight miles outside of town and my nearest neighbors are a quarter of a mile away. Those neighbors are cows.

Things We Like: “Other Lives,” Kidrobot’s “Carnies,” and King Fausto
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Posted in Things We Like on 24 April 2010
Stats: 3,438 views and No Comments

This week: Depraved reading from Peter Bagge, tiny freaks from Kidrobot, and more love for Richard Elfman’s “Forbidden Zone.” One of us! We accept you! One of us!

50 Celebrities We Bet Have Google Alerts Set Up For Their Own Name
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 April 2010
Stats: 8,462 views and 9 Comments

I’m sure tons of celebrities have a Google Alert set up to look for their own name, but not all of them have time to follow up on all the blog mentions. Still, Mr. Wheaton, can you let us know if you dropped by?

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 2
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Posted in Seattle on 22 April 2010
Stats: 17,886 views and 14 Comments

Part of me wanted to talk to Cobain and part of me didn’t want to bug him, but now his own wife was encouraging me to go bother him. Maybe this was some sort of inside joke between them.

The Last Time I Met Kurt Cobain, Part 1
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Posted in Seattle on 21 April 2010
Stats: 13,350 views and 5 Comments

Cobain grabbed a hammer and proceeded to annihilate his guitar, going at the thing with pure hate. He then collapsed onto the floor, where he lay motionless for the next twenty minutes.

This Fill-In-The-Blank Moment
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 20 April 2010
Stats: 5,596 views and 1 Comment

For some moments in time, there are no words. But we’ll fix that. We’ll do it for Oprah.