SNL – Surprise Party

Funny. Her dedication to the character is great. I laughed out loud…which doesn’t happen too often with SNL.

Bill Gates addresses students in University visit | The University of Chicago

Bill Gates addresses students in University visit | The University of Chicago: “”

Damnit! Why doesn’t anyone tell us IT guys in basements about this stuff?!?

10 hours of rehearsal later…

…and I got to sing the 30 seconds of music once with the CSO during the dress rehearsal last week.  Never got to go on (the last show is tomorrow night), but I believe my contribution was noted and appreciated.

AND THAT’S the short life of a cover.

UPDATE: Fire at IWU fraternity started between basement, first floor

The sad thing is that I lived there when we had the kitchen remodeled with new appliances and had the drop ceiling removed. Will I be held liable?

Pantagraph.com | News | Fire at IWU fraternity started between basement, first floor: “”

(Via The Pantagraph.)

1% genius, 99% patience-Computerworld

I would have lost it.

1% genius, 99% patience-Computerworld: “”

The roof is on fire…

This past weekend, the Phi Mu Alpha house of my dear alma mater had a tragic, disruptive fire. Photos of the devastation show there is a long road ahead to recovery.

I have great memories of the house. Once, while leaving Coltrane on the CD player and spending the night alone, I thought the husky refrain of his “Love Supreme” was some sort of apparition. Martha and I started our eventual “Love Connection” as well, as seeing her in a sailor outfit during a Halloween party was all it took to get me hooked. I twisted my ankle there in a graphic fashion and lost many hours to Goldeneye as well.

I can’t offer much money, but at this time, my calls to anyone down there to offer a day of labor have gone unheard. If I can organize a trip and anyone reading is interested in helping to clean up, drop me a line.

Little Britain: Season 1

It’s brilliant.  A little coarse at times, but Season 1 is brilliant.  I thought Season 2 was a little disappointing (more crude and less clever.)  Rent Season 1 and watch the season during your lunch breaks.

The fact that only two actors, Matt Lucas and David Walliams (not Williams), play 90% of the characters is incredible.  It took me about  2 or 3 episodes to confrim that I kept seeing the same two guys over and over.  My favorite characters:

  • Andy Pipkin (Martha thinks is just so charming when I imitate his voice) and his buddy Lou Todd.  Their interaction is so innocent and even though Andy has huge detailed reasons for not liking something, he rarely says more that 2 words.
  • Emily Howard is great because he is not a modern transvestite, but a turn of the century "lady".
  • Dennis Watermann.  "So they want me to star in it, write the feem toon, sing the feem toon..." Period.
  • Kenny Craig is interesting because he follows the Lincoln axium ,"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

Rent it, watch it, laugh.

Hey, brother, can you spare a dime?

From this article:

Murray pointed to “The Challenge of Global Warming: Economic Models and Environmental Policy,” a study done by Yale University economist William Nordhaus.

It estimated “how much global warming will cost the world if unchecked, assuming that the U.N. IPCC that he shared the prize with are completely correct in all their assumptions,” said Murray.

If the world’s temperature were to rise by three degrees, “that would cause $22 trillion in damages,” Murray said. “However, Gore’s policies will reduce that damage from warming to $10 trillion, but at a cost of $34 trillion.

“So Gore’s policies will cost the world $44 trillion, twice the cost of unchecked global warming,” he added. “If global warming is going to cause disruption and conflict, what will Gore’s policies do when they’re twice as damaging?”

Ouch. I have a hard time with my checkbook, not to mention Mother Earth’s.

Paul Anthony is here!

Paul Anthony was born on October 9 at 12:13pm. He is 6 lbs., 3oz. and 18 inches long. Paul and Mom are both healthy and happy. We are all at home, and Mom is recovering wonderfully.

Paul AnthonyPaul and Mom

More photos can be found here.

Bucky & The Head

Bucky & the Head

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