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Hey Milwaukee kids! [Jul. 25th, 2007|02:22 pm]
How's the Pabst theater to see a show?

I'm considering taking part of my day off this Friday to come up and see a show in the "Lower Level", but it's a band that I'm only emotionally invested in a song or 2, so I don't feel like wading through a 2000 person venue to see it.

Why won't you come to Chicago, Tilly and the Wall? Why?
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Kathleen Turner has nothing on Kim [Jul. 10th, 2007|11:15 pm]
I've just finished watching the Austin City Limits show that The Pixies played on. I think it was filmed when they first reunited and re-aired last week, but the point of this post is not to re-enact the TV guide.

No. It's to get it in writing, so that the generations in the future know that Kim Deal has the sexiest voice ever. I was never a huge Pixies fan like a lot of people I know, but I have always loved her voice. She's sort of hidden in the background of a lot of these Pixies but when I hear her voice floating up in the background it usually makes me smile and is my favorite part of that song.

I wonder how much I would have to pay her to come to my house and read things to me.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to dig for my Breeders CDs.
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(no subject) [Mar. 5th, 2007|12:49 pm]
[music |Del The Funkee Homosapien - Style Police]

How is it that Del the Funky Homosapien is so good on record, but so awful live?

I've seen him solo, and with a couple groups and he's been awful everytime.

What's the disparity? I've seen a lot of live rap guys play great shows and then sound awful on record as well. I wonder if Del just never had much experience with live performing and is mainly a studio guy?

Anyone else seen a band that blows one version of themselves away?
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Yay! Pointless quiz time! [Jan. 4th, 2007|10:51 am]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]
[music |Mission of Burma - Donna Sumeria]

Stolen from kelabration
I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.
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Nerd Power! [Nov. 19th, 2006|12:01 pm]
I bought a Nintendo Wii this morning. I wasn't too stoked about my ability to procure one as I had not made any arrangement or done any research to do so, but not far from me is a dense retail area with a Target, Bestbuy, Circuit City, Walmart, Kmart, Sears and a bunch of other stores. I figured I would set an alarm and head out to see if anyone had anything for me.

The Walmart opened at least an hour before the rest of them, so I went there first. I got in line behind about 15 other people at 6:45 and the nice lady in front of me informed me that 20 minutes prior, an employee had been out to say that they had enough for everyone in line at that point, so I felt good. A few minutes later, they opened the doors, told those of us in line to stay there and they would let us in a few at a time and do all the transactions at one register. Unfortunately, all of the people there to do some early bargain shopping and not there for a Wii weren't quite aware of what was going on, and they were all yelling at the poor guy at the door that was told to let people in a few at a time. I honestly feared getting trampled for a few seconds as they were yelling at the greeter. I think someone called him retarded and started shoving because they needed some underwear made in Bangladesh.

They eventually sorted it out and separated the shoppers from the nerds, bringing our line inside and off to the side instead of right in the doorway. At this point the decided to cut the dead weight and told the rest of us in line how many units were left and counted us off and sent the 7 of us in front to claim our nerd prize. I guess they had 20 units, and there were about 25 people in line, so some people got sent home.

In the way home, I drove past the Bestbuy and the Target to see lines of people camped out for at least another hour and giggled a little (inside) as I looked at the shiny white Nintendo box on the floor of my car. I felt a little bit of nerd pride, a little nerd superiority if you will on my way home. I'm trying not to talk to my cousin in MO about it too much as I think he's a little jealous that he was unable to get one. I have no problem gloating over other nerds, but you shouldn't taunt the family members that are actually nice to you.

I'll have to go out to get Zelda and the HD cables later this week, but the included game (wii sports) and the one I bought at the same time as the system, Rayman Raving Rabbids, in addition to my small GameCube collection should hold me until then.
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A few things to entertain myself [Nov. 17th, 2006|11:06 am]
[music |Can - [Landed #03] Hunters And Collectors]

Work is going to be quite slow today as half of the office is out in client land, so I have arranged several things to make the day go by

#1: I have declared today to be KrautRock Friday!
Today's playlist will consist of Can, Popol Vuh, Faust, Neu!, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Duul (I & II) and a few others. I am totally in the mood to listen to these guys today but I am not sure how long that will last as they are normally mellower mood music and I am completely caffinated now.

#2: Wootoff! The "one deal a day" bargain website is having a wootoff which means they put a lot of a product up at a discount and once they are all gone, we get another one right away instead of having to wait until the next day. Keeps the day moving, although it's lagging on a 4 pack of wine right now.

#3: This is one I need help from all you shutterbugs out there on. I'm looking for a compact, fast pocket digital. I don't need anything specifically high res or big zoom (although I'd like to keep it around or above 4MP and 3x optical) as the goal here is something small to keep in the pocket, that boots and shoots quick. I want to be able to take one picture right after another with no significant time spent writing to the card or any crap like that. Right now the front runners are the Casio Exilim series, either the EX-Z1000 or it's little brother the EX-S600 but if anyone has any advice or recommendations, I am open...I'd like to keep it in the $250-$300 range though. And the price is assuming I get some cash for christmas.

#4: I'm upgrading my work laptop today. We just started getting a new model as all of our ThinkPad t40 models are coming off lease and the new ones are Core Duo, which is exciting to me. It's my first dual core chip. Yeah, I'm a nerd.
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Synergy [Nov. 13th, 2006|12:17 pm]
[music |Prince - Do Yourself A Favour]

It's not often that you get a perfect mix of robotics, sales pitch, politics, cheesy "monster" movies and humor, but the internet is a neverending series of surprises.

Today on Woot, the commentary made me laugh out loud, which you don't normally expect to happen when you surf to a site looking for cheap tech gadgets:

Scoobery When Wet

Addwater to a gremlin, you get a litter of new gremlins. Add water to aprune, you get a reconstituted plum. Add water to a Roomba, and you geta severe electric shock resulting in injury or death. So the cyberneticjanitorial technicians at iRobot conjured forth the Scooba, which doesfor your mop what the Roomba does for your broom: turns it into amuseum piece. (By the way, it's OK to feed the Scooba after midnight.)

The iRobot Scooba 5900 just needs one trip around the room to wet up yourfloors and wipe up your filth, in four mechanized steps. First, thescooping up of garbage. Second, the spraying of the cleaning solution.Third, the spinning of the scrub-brush. Fourth, the vacuuming and thesqueegeeing of the crud. Off it goes into a special holding tank, whereit will be held without access to an attorney until such time as you determine that it no longer presents a danger to the American people.Or until its battery runs out after 80 minutes and you decide to emptythe tank. You're the decider.

I've got a strange affinity for iRobot products (even though I don't own any) so maybe I'm the only one who would find this funny, but really, if gitmo were guarded by little floor sweeping robots instead of marines, wouldn't life be a nicer place?

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(no subject) [Nov. 8th, 2006|02:18 pm]
[music |Del feat. Q-Tip - Undisputed Champs]

What does it say about me that the week I decide I have a crush on a new girl is also the same week I start going to the gym and making LJ posts again?
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(no subject) [Nov. 6th, 2006|11:58 am]
[music |Mr Pipes - [Mish Mash Mush vol 2 #18] The Providence Place Mall]

I haven't posted in 3 months and today I have something that I need the world to know:

I have a a Megadeth craving something fierce. Something off the first four albums, preferably.
The internet has been very little help unless I want to shell out for some Itunes (which I do not)
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Don't be suckered in by their marketing! [Jul. 20th, 2006|09:54 am]
[music |Yo La Tengo - [Im Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass #09] Instrumental]

So last night I got suckered into buying some of Baker's Square's (Pop'n Fresh's) key lime pie.  Dear god was it awful.  It tasted like someone have made a whipped cream pie and then let the cream go sour.  Only that sounds better than the actual product.  I bought a whole pie for a dinner party and I left there with close to 4/5ths of the pie still intact.  So now I have 4/5ths of an awful pie in my fridge.  Who wants some?  I can Fed Ex it to you no problem..... I should have known better when I saw that entire top of it was covered with some suspiciously dense whipped cream.  So, Beware!  Pop'n Fresh's Key Lime Pie Sucks.

Also, I think I agreed to go see Eddie Money at a free show in Crestwood in a couple weeks.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.
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