Friday, January 23, 2004
At this moment, what is your favorite...
Song? This I know from nothing. (I'm not a music-listening person. I know, it's pathetic, and I'll have to have my Gen X permit revoked.)
Can I say "cocktails made with Grand Marnier"? Not that I, you know, drink an awful lot, and don't always eat dinner before or after...
3. ...tv show?
Daily Show Daily Show Daily Show! (That should all be one long uninterrupted string, to indicate how I actually say it when I leap from the couch to change the channel at 7 p.m., when the previous night's show comes on; but I couldn't figure out a way to punctuate/not punctuate/capitalize/not capitalize it that didn't look stupid.)
The lack thereof. (When buying soap and laundry detergent and dryer sheets, I'm always on the lookout for "stink-free" products. When I absolutely couldn't find fragrance-free fabric softener, I kept muttering "I reek of mountain-fresh scent.")
Argh. I did quotes last week. Go read those.
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For some reason, it's news that Jen & Ben, or Bennifer, or Jenjamin, or Loffleck, or Affpez [and why isn't there a Jennifer Lopez Pez dispenser?], have Really and Truly Broken Up. [Yawn.] Excuse me, Jen & Ben breaking up is like Michael Jordan retiring from sports or Cher going on a farewell tour; or, hell, the boy crying wolf. After a few times, nobody believes it, or cares; and when it finally happens, it's not even interesting. (Well, the boy getting eaten by the wolf would be interesting, if you like bloody messes.)
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Thursday, January 22, 2004
State, for the record
When Bush, in the State of the Union address*, misread the Designated Cute Letter-Writing Child's age as "Two...ten" (in digits, "2...10"), I had enough mathematical conversion on the brain to think, "Hey, maybe he was reading it in binary." (J.: "That's an extremely charitable way to put it.")
*That's a link to whitehouse.gov's official transcript, so presumably it won't expire. The bit about the ten-year-old child is the fourth paragraph from the bottom, but the transcript doesn't have the misreading. (I guess if White House transcripts included all the misreadings, they'd be an awful lot longer.)
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
"Today in History" fact o' the day
Today is the 80th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Lenin. (Scroll down to the second item of that link.) His embalmed corpse doesn't look a day over 79...
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