Monthly Archives: June 2005

Muppet Mania!

Not all the stuff that happened today was bad, however. I recently groused about the Muppets being basically unavailable on DVD, while complete and utter drek was getting the Season-by-Season boxed set treatment. Well, now the Muppets is, too! According

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Car Trouble

Damn. The coolant and oil pressure lights went on in my car today so I took it to the mechanic; the bad news is that it’s going to take two or three hundred dollars to fully diagnose the problem; the

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Red Dwarf Theme

Twice in the past week when the subject of Red Dwarf has come up and I’ve sung part of the theme[1]. Some of my friends, who are certainly familiar with the show, have expressed surprise at the lyrics, which apparently

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PSP pornography is ‘utterly undesirable’

PALGN 2005 :: PSP pornography is ‘utterly undesirable’ bq. With the launch of the very first pornographic movies on the PSP’s UMD video format imminent, Sony have spoken out on the subject to the Japanese press, denouncing the releases as

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Howl’s Moving Castle

By a startling coincidence, Miyazaki has made a movie that happens to have the same name as one of my favorite YA novels. Even some of the characters have the same names. It wasn’t bad, exactly, although it was trite,

Posted in Books, Movies

EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers

EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers bq.. Whether you’re a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you’ve been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post. Like all journalists and

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Narbonic Free This Month

Shaenon Garrity, author of my favorite webcomic, Narbonic, just sent this to the mailing list: bq. This year, for the first time, “Narbonic”: is nominated in the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards ( It’s nominated in two categories, Outstanding Writing and

Posted in Comics Statistically Improbable Phrases

bq..’s Statistically Improbable Phrases, or “SIPs”, are the most distinctive phrases in the text of books in the Search Inside! program. To identify SIPs, our computers scan the text of all books in Search Inside. If they find a

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Manahmahna Which reminds me, why the hell is it that when every TV show under the sun is coming out in boxed sets (Hee-Haw, for crying out loud. Three’s Company. *Airwolf*), there’s still no season-by-season collections of the Muppet Show?

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I got a wireless card for my laptop today, so that I can work in one of the two airconditioned rooms in the house, instead of being stuck in my office, which is getting increasingly uncomfortable as summer progresses. I

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