notes from break time

Family Feud w/ Richard Dawson – Season 8, ep. 01

Question: “Crimes everyone considers committing.”

Answers already up: 1) Shoplifting 2) Murder

Creepy guy in the dark suit, after much deliberation: “I hate to admit it, but sometimes I consider rape?”

C’mon ’80s, what the..?

Queer Movie Selections?

Strange Offering

This is a screenshot from my satellite TV provider’s website – it’s one of those outfits where you can select a number of packages to make up your larger channel line up. In fact, these are two of the possible packages you can select. Can you spot the difference?

Why the need for the two separate packages? Are there really hillbillies out there who can’t handle having one channel of the gay?

Have You Seen This Spider?

Unknown Spider

I came across this monster a few weeks ago, while on a walk with my pup, Mina. There isn’t much for size reference, but this was easily the largest spider I have ever seen – its body was maybe the size of a jawbreaker.

Does anyone have any idea what species this beast is? I’d like to get it identified before it gathers its strength to attack Tokyo.

The Good Earth (The Odd Casting Choices)

Paul Muni as Wang, The Farmer

I’ve got half an eye on The Good Earth, with Paul Muni, on Turner Classic Movies.

I can believe Muni as the Chinese farmer, Wang. Muni is great at his craft and he seems to have approached the role in earnest – but the actor playing his Dad sounds like Pa Kettle; I keep expecting the camera to find this aging “Asian” father, knee deep in a rice paddy, only to have him start shouting about not messing with Texas.

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imeem Nested Fails

At some point I signed up for imeem, and promptly forgot about it.

Lately though, I’ve been getting ping backs from their internal messaging system requesting I check out the spam I’ve accrued. I gave in today – mostly in an effort to remind myself of what had originally interested me – but when I attempted to log in, I came up blank for a password.

Fine, so I used ye standard reset password link, and that’s where things got interesting: after clicking the emailed link, I was told I needed to be logged in to reset my password.

Yikes, better find a method to send something off to mention the function is busted.

The only method I can find to make contact is to log in to their forum.



Just as a follow up to my post the other day regarding the kindle, I thought I should mention that Asus is putting out a dual touchscreen e-reader.

This seems like a device with a lot of promise, not just as its intended purpose, but as an interesting platform for development. If it wasn’t for the satisfying tactile response of a real keyboard, and battery life issues, I might even be tempted to make an argument for its superiority to a laptop.

We’ll see.

Send Me A Kiss By Wire


A classic tale of denial and failure, but what I’ve always wondered about is how short sighted the construction worker is – not only is Michigan’s lifespan massive, he doesn’t need to eat or breath for vast stretches of time – he’s essentially uncovered an immortal frog. Forget the showtunes, dissect the bugger.

[Also, doesn’t this gag share a lot of DNA with Python’s “Man With A Tape Recorder Up His Nose”?]