Archive for December, 2005

“The painting was a gift Todd; I’m taking it with me.”

I got The Wedding Crashers for Christmas and am happy of it. Vince Vaughn is my hero. I find him to be all those really great things (at least in terms of the characters he plays): hilarious, handsome and darkly sweet — just like red wine. I’m a super cheese…

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I was going to talk about the striking transit workers in NY City and the horror of what’s going on with the Iranian president; but then I figured, it’s Christmas and I want to generate peace, and goodwill and all the fluffy stuff.

So have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Joyous Festivus.

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

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This post is in response to someone who said my ramblings are too “cerebral” (which I’m sure was said with love…right?…)

Here’s some gray matter for ya!

Tequila Christmas Cake


1 cup of water

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp salt

1 cup of brown sugar

Lemon juice

4 large eggs


1 bottle tequila

2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the tequila again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it’s best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup…just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window.

Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.

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Just bought this game at Borders. The American Scientist has a decent article on it that’s really hilarious in that it echos the appeal of this game: apparently because it’s a number game that contains no math. whatever. It reminds me of that great Saturday Night Live episode where Chevy Chase plays a dundering Gerald Ford debating Jimmy Carter. “I understood there would be no math…”

Hopefully the realization (again) that I am not a genius won’t distract me… (non-genius indicated by double negative…)

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“In a perfect world we’d all sing in tune, but this is reality so gimme some room./Waiting for the great leap forward.
So join the struggle while you may, the revolution is just a t-shirt away./Waiting for the great leap forward.”
~Billy Bragg

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Winged Genie. Iraq, Nimrud. Reign of Ashur-nasir-pal II (circa 883–859 b.c.). One of twelve massive carved alabaster panels, on view together for the first time, dominate the walls of the Brooklyn Museum’s Hagop Kevorkian Gallery of Ancient Middle Eastern Art. Originally brightly painted, they once adorned the vast palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II, one of the greatest rulers of ancient Assyria. Completed in 879 b.c. at the site of Kalhu (modern Nimrud), slightly north of what is now Baghdad, Iraq, the palace was the heart of a vast empire.

Did you know that it is logically inconsistent to say that Arabs are anti-semitic? Did you further know that that when half-brothers refuse to allow their familial ties to be the prominent connection between them (rather than their mutual jealousy and disrespect) that the whole family suffers? Get over it already Sons of Abraham, sons of Sem. The rest of the world is tired of walking around on eggshells….

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Thanks Lord Somber for this link. Will Ferrell is my hero — how much fun do you think he has at his job?

More cowbell…

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