Worst Song Ever?

Some time ago, I read Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs which is a must read for anybody who (a) likes good humor and (b) came of age while listening to Top 40 radio in the 70s and early 80s.

This book came about as the result of one of Dave's columns from many years prior in which he asked readers what the worst rock song ever was. He got more feedback on this one topic than he has ever gotten in response to a column and it continued long after the follow-up story ran. Years after. So [……]

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Where are the fashion police???

Just what can these "designers" be thinking? Or smoking?

The Mouse, The Duck, The Big Silly Dog and The Wardrobe

And on the heels of that last post comes this. In an effort to be fair, I'll withhold comment until I see the results. But I'll admit, I fear the worst.

The Muppets meet The Mouse

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an ongoing love/hate opinion of The Walt Disney Company. This is primarily because it no longer bears much resemblance to Walt Disney's company. While I realize that any business has to change and evolve in order to survive (or, at least, to avoid stagnation) I thoroughly dislike what Disney has evolved into - a gigantic marketing machine.

Undoubtedly, Disney is a for-profit venture and needs to keep an eye on things like debt-to-equity ratios and EPS, but it has lost sight of all else. With the occasional exception, the movies [……]

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Weblog Backlog

(Is that a Blog Klog?)

Wow! I'm so far behind on my blogging that I'm not sure it's even worth trying to write about all of the things I've wanted to over the past 2 weeks. I really need to get better at keeping up with this thing. If I'm gonna do it, I oughta do it right, right?

So get ready for an onslaught of old news as I try to relieve some of the pressure in my brain.

Strange Spam

I received the second strangest piece of spam that I've ever seen yesterday.

I actually wouldn't have seen this stuff had I not recently changed mail clients. Pegasus Mail doesn't grab linked images that are not included in the message itself. If it had I would've hit the delete key just based on the preview pane. Instead I saw this:

He called her Howard (or was it Howard?).When you see corporation beyond cheese wheel, it means that tenor toward leaves.Sometimes carpet tack defined by cheese wheel goes to sleep, but fighter pilot near always make love to of eggplant!Any [……]

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Penguin bashing

No - this is not about the latest Microsoft-funded benchmark study or the SCO lawsuits. In fact, it's not about Linux at all. It's about bashing penguins with a club.

Check out Pingu, an all-too-addictive little timesink where the goal is to hit the penguin as far as you can. Simple as that.

If you beat my distance (see below) I'd appreciate a screenshot.

Responsibility? ME?!?

My pastor recently approached me about becoming the Lay Leader for our church. Naturally, I told him that I would need to pray about it and talk it over with SWMBO, but here are my initial thoughts on the matter.

First things first - I'd be lying if I said this didn't scare the living bat crap out of me. Generally speaking, I'm not an up-in-front type of guy. If nothing else, I'm at least smart enough to know what my talents are not and significant group leadership falls into that camp.

My talents have always been in behind-the-scenes [……]

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Maybe a new look in the works

I'm getting really tired of this pseudo-purplish theme for the site (it was what I deemed to be the best of those that were included with Geeklog by default) so I'm going to be playing with some new looks in the near future. If you see some weird happenings in that regard, rest assured that I'm no more out of my mind than usual and it'll be temporary at worst.

Eventually I'll settle on something that I can live with for an extended period or I'll devise my own. Either way, it'll change for good sooner or later.

In Memoriam - Bob Keeshan

There is news today that Bob Keeshan died this morning at his family home in Vermont at age 76. Keeshan was the original Clarabell The Clown on The Howdy Doody Show but he was much better known to most as Captain Kangaroo.

Captain Kangaroo ran for 30 years on CBS when it was discontinued to make way for a morning news show to compete with NBC's Today show. It then ran for 6 more years on PBS. During that time, the show won six Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards and three Gabriel Awards.

Keeshan was a staunch advocate for [……]

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