Friday, June 20, 2008

Sure It's Unimportant. Isn't That Why You Came Here?

There's important doings in the world. For instance, Congress is all set to give George Bush what he wanted by protecting the phone companies who helped him spy on us from any retroactive lawsuits. This pisses me off, but some of the sites we visit do pissed off invective so much better than I do, so I'll leave it to them.

I'll probably be doing a version of my Saturday Multi-posting today. I'm on location and I don't have time to do a long post, but I'm sure I can toss out a few brain farts every now and then today.

First thing that comes to mind...I mentioned something about this in someone's comments the other day. I've been spending a lot of time in the car lately, and since NY radio sucks, I mostly leave the radio on NPR. There's a female announcer who does the plugs for upcoming shows and for their website and stuff, and I'd swear she's a computer generated voice. She has that odd pronunciation and weird cadences you expect to hear from a computer. If she's a real person, though, I'd hate to have a conversation with her.

Also, I'm sure most of you have noticed Scalzi's "Hate Mail" Contest. My entry is #31 and even though it is technically "Crazy Person who doesn't get it" Mail, I quite liked it. Kate's "Die in a grease fire", had a nice ring to it too. I kind of stopped reading them when it got up over about 50 entries, 'cause frankly, some of them are scarier than they are funny. The contest last year to write bad reviews of fictional fiction were mostly really good. I'm not sure this contest is being as successful. If any of the rest of you entered, tell me in my comments what number comment yours is over there and I'll make a point of reading it. Otherwise, I'm just waiting to see who he decides the winners are.

OK, now I'm going to go do a little work. I'll check back in with you later and I'll post pretty much anything else that pops into my tiny little pin-head as the day goes on. (P.S. Expect typos and poor grammar today because I won't have time to do a lot of proofing.)

Happy Friday.

First Update of the Day:

It's old news by now, but we were all talking about Tiger Woods at the beginning of the week. I'm sure you've all heard that he's out for the rest of the season because he not only exacerbated his knee problem by playing against doctor's orders, he also managed to inflict stress fractures on his leg. I'm sorry, but did you hear that? He not only beat everyone else on a wonky knee, he did it playing on a fucking broken leg. What a wuss!


Chris said...

"He not only beat everyone else on a wonky knee, he did it playing on a fucking broken leg."

Once again, this is because he's not human. The reason he's out for the rest of the season is because either 1) his maker has to replace his robot leg with a new order, or b) the aliens called him back up to the mothership to inject him with nanites to repair his alien knee.

neurondoc said...

Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."

Me: "Well, don't do it."

I loved when my patients fed these kinds of straight lines. Do you think Tiger's visit with his doc post-Open went something like that?

Nathan said...


I was reading your comment from the email it generated to me and my thought was, "Why is she posting a response to Michelle's blog here?"

Then the Tiger part cleared things up for me.

Ilya said...

My entry to Scalzi's contest is at #85. Not a "hate mail" either, but I went for originality :)

Yours, Nathan, is too nice to be a hate mail; there is even a modicum of praise in it...

Anonymous said...

"NY radio sucks"

as if, two words:
92.3 KRock

yeah baby!

Nathan said...


K-Rock is better than most stations in NY...which means that occasionally, I can settle on it for one song before having to change it because of the crap that comes on next.

Unknown said...

Retro rock is crap?

Steve Buchheit said...

Mine is finally up at #152.