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Saturday, May 31st, 2008
7:59 pm
playlist test - chill music
It shouldn't autoplay or anything, but I can't test this in preview.

If the Flash doesn't work, here's a link for playlist info.

Edit: Okay, the Flash works for me, although a few tracks are refusing to play, I don't know why. Is this working for anybody else?

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
3:10 pm
This weekend, Maker Faire is going on. A friend's moving. I could wander to Berkeley with another friend. Hey, it's Free Comic Day.

But: I felt a head cold come on yesterday morning. It was odd, feeling myself growing markedly stupider. It got worse, around midnight. Somewhat improved later. Right now my sinuses are kind of ... revolting.

I'm torn between curling up in bed & getting some fresh air.

For now, have a good day, I'll live vicariously for now...
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
1:31 am
Arcade Fire mixing toy.
Black Mirror video, & you can switch six tracks on & off by hitting numbers 1-6.

Wait, what am I doing up?
Sunday, January 6th, 2008
4:09 pm
Joss Whedon Sugarshock comic on the web
Absurd. Not recommended for Vikings.

Issue 1, issue 2, & issue 3.
Thursday, December 13th, 2007
9:16 pm
Well, crap.
Terry Pratchett has "a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's." He expects to finish a few more books, though, & plans to stay cheerful.

Sunday, November 25th, 2007
11:30 pm
Belated Happy Thanksgiving.
I had a pleasant, restful Thanksgiving. I'm not quite ready to head back to work.

There's lots I was going to post, & I realized that it's largely comic related...

Non-comic first, though: friends with cable, do you have Ion? They apparently made Terry Pratchett's Hogfather into a movie. I'm curious.

Little Batman dressed up for Halloween

Little Batman, a cute little crimefigher. There's more.

Here are dozens of never reprinted Kirby monster stories.

Mightygodking, the guy who posted the Civil War remixes, moved away from LJ. He reviewed the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a fairly dense book - here's an excerpt of the review:
I realize that Moore’s taste for literary tomfoolery is well-known at this point, but I thought the grown man on page 56 clearly buttfucking a stuffed bear and referred to both as “Christopher” and “Robin” was fairly over-the-top. Yes, Alan Moore, we know, Victorian children’s literature is rife with sexual innuendo, blah blah Freud blah blah blah, we got it, okay? Christ, wasn’t three hundred pages of a Dorothy/Alice/Wendy tantric threeway in Lost Girls enough already
... which made me laugh. And he's vastly improved the dialogue for the new Death of the New Gods comic.
Friday, October 12th, 2007
4:51 am
Charlie Stross reading tomorrow night
Whoops, I meant to post this earlier.

Charlie Stross, geeky author, is at the Borders by Union Square 7pm Friday night.

I've liked his work since Lobsters...
Monday, September 24th, 2007
1:34 am
Some things:
  • Tuesday, Terry Pratchett's visiting Kepler's in Menlo Park. I think that's right by a Caltrain station. He's a British author who has been known to outsell entire genres. Aaaand he has a new book which I need to pick up.
  • Stephen Fry has a blog. He's sort of a British national treasure.
  • Something I can't talk about yet, dammit.
  • Arcade Fire was riotous. *waves at the other people who enjoyed it*
  • Now I need to go back to bed already. If I could have just turned on the Pratchett fan signal, I would have.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
6:09 am
William Gibson reading Wednesday, tomorrow.
... At a church near the Booksmith, 7pm.

I just realized. Whoops.
Saturday, June 9th, 2007
2:00 pm
Air Guitar Nation
I watched Air Guitar Nation, about the worldwide Air Guitar Championships. My one-word review:
I'll be more than happy to watch the regionals later this month.
Sunday, March 4th, 2007
1:15 pm
Wherein I discuss comics.
I'd planned to visit Wondercon today, but I'm not really enthusiastic about it right now. I've got other things to say about comics, though.

Resonance FM interviewed Alan Moore, in three parts: 1, 2, & 3. I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet. (via mefi.)

Chris Ware talked at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln about his process; audio & video was posted. Looking around, there might be more posted. (via kottke.)

I added links for Civil War issues 4 & 7 on my previous entry. This is the only media in this post that I've actually, uh, played.
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
5:55 pm
China Mieville @ Cody's in Berkeley, Wed, Feb 28, 7pm
The title says it all. Er, mostly. The Cody's isn't the familiar, now-closed one; it's at 1730 Fourth St., & they offer a map to get there. It's further from BART than I thought.
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
9:44 pm
Civil War remix
If you're reading Civil War, that Marvel mini-series, you might enjoy a remix. Issues (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

It's full of in-character in-jokes.

Edit: Adding issues 4 & 7.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
8:46 pm
My bed is womblike.

Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000: People from that are doing Rifftrax now, extra commentary on various newer movies - like they had a higher budget before, & dropping the interstitial sketches. Anyway. They're doing it live tomorrow, Wednesday at 8pm at Cobb's. (Hm. It's $25.) There's a good chance it will be Daredevil. Edit: Oh, yeah, it's Mike Nelson, not the original victim host, Joel Hodgson.

Mike Judge's & Don Hertzfeldt's The Animation Show is rolling through SF on Thursday the 25th; they're at the Castro Theatre at 7 & 930pm.

Fans of Jarvis Cocker: The video for his song Running the World has a karaoke version.
Monday, January 15th, 2007
9:16 pm
I think I'm finally over the flu that kept me from doing anything social since Thursday, which is frustrating & boring.

There's other stuff to post about, but Dave Barry's liveblogging 24.
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
10:18 am
Complete world knowledge in an audiobook for free
John Hodgman's book, The Areas of My Expertise, is "witty, urbane, and completely out to lunch." It's amazingly random. It's seven or eight hours long. It's available from the US Itunes Store, so I've heard, until Christmas. Do this sooner rather than later. I'd heard it was Tuesday only, but I got it yesterday.

US Itunes store link
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
2:43 am
Lemony Snicket
Keywords: Lemony Snicket, Gothic Archies, Stephin Merritt (from the Magnetic Fields)

If you're a fan of any of these guys, & you're in the SF Bay Area, you might want to see them perform tomor - er, Sunday afternoon. Details follow.Collapse )
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
8:28 am
Don't forget to vote!

Anyone else thinking about going to the Pet Shop Boys show tonight?
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
7:59 pm
Free museum day today!
I just heard that a couple of local museums are participating in Free Museum Day - California Academy of Sciences (temporarily downtown), the Exploratorium (in the Marina), & the Museum of Craft and Folk Art (also downtown).

I don't think I've visited the Exploratorium, having confused it with the Academy for ages. So I'm heading thataway.

EDIT: Oops! You have to print and bring this card / coupon. Sorry about that.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
11:26 pm
David Bowie on Ricky Gervais' Extras

At least two friends are Bowie fans. What do you think of embedding video here?
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