Went to see Time Code

Went to see Time Code last night. Very cool concept, well done. The performances were top notch–particularly Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stellan Skarsg

electricbiscuit says my site scrolls

electricbiscuit says my site scrolls hellishly slow–anyone else having that problem? I don’t have the problem, so ??? Oh, and it’s her, yes.

Hooray zippygirl for having a

Hooray zippygirl for having a lot more to say about Mr. Brown than I did. And she done said it better, too.

You know, I gotta get

You know, I gotta get around more. An ego-surf on metacrawler only turns up 12 hits. And one of those is a mystery. I am not on The Cat’s Name. I don’t even like it.

Talking a Blue Streak So

Talking a Blue Streak

So I have a gorgeous electric-blue streak in my strawberry-blonde hair. To me, my friends, and the average Mike on the street, it’s no big thang. At work is another story.

To explain my workplace without getting too specific, let me say that my division has the word “federal” in its title. There are Robed Ones in the building, but I don’t have to see ’em. And I am, most assuredly, the only person in this great big brushed-steel building with a so much as a hint of blue hair.

Am I over-explaining again? Sigh. Probabably.

To continue, one great thing is that even tho’ I’m a bicycle in a building of SUVs, my co-workers and I get along great and we’re comfortable asking straightforward questions of each other. Like:

Q: So why is it when people do something to their appearance that is obviously engineered to get attention, they get upset when you give them that attention?

A: Depends upon the person and the attention. Folks, no one likes to be stared at rudely, and commented upon derisively. They’ve done what they’ve done because they like it, and if you don’t like it, shaddup. If you do like it, go ahead and tell them. You’ll probably get a positive reaction.

Q: So what political statement are you making with your hair?

A: I’m stating that I really like electric blue. Enough to wear it every single day.

Of course, as Zappa said, “every one of you is in uniform”. It’s true I do things to my appearance that are likely to resonate with others of similar tastes. Why shouldn’t I attract like-minded people? We do the same things precisely because we are like-minded.

But I still bet I’m weirder and more disenfranchised than you are.

Foucault's Pendulum: The Movie?. This

Foucault’s Pendulum: The Movie?. This is pretty exciting. I’ll be watching developments closely.

AT&T takes hostages. This has

AT&T takes hostages. This has never happened to me, but if I tried to call someone and got an ad first, I’d switch companies so fast the phone would smoke.

morning feed    ….   Another in my

morning feed    ….   Another in my collection of silly Battlefield Earth reviews. Lame, lame, lame, lame, lame.   ….   Oregonians don’t just love their sexy, blue-jean-clad governer because he wears cowboy boots to work. We love him because he’s just so Oregon.   ….   I don’t agree with all of this article on sexism in comix, but it’s an interesting read. What they ignore is how abused men are in comics. I mean, for heaven’s sake, it’s a violent medium. They also assume that women don’t buy comics. Well, newsflash: we do. In fact, a woman manages my favorite shop   ….   a completely disgusting article about urination. Why am I reading this?   ….   I keep meaning to mention one of my faves, fragx. I haven’t contributed in a while, but it’s a great concept if you can handle your writing being fodder for random critics.

Added another essay. After ranting

Added another essay. After ranting about BB, I almost didn’t write it up. But hey, that’s cutting off the ole nose to spite the face. I does what I does.

Okay, okay, that was pretty

Okay, okay, that was pretty negative. I don’t apologize for my opinion, but I do apologize for spewing the negative vibes to my unfortunate three readers. Sometimes the ignore button goes invisible for a few minutes. I’m gonna leave the blog there just to remind myself what an asshole I am.