Now that it’s a couple of days later, and everybody is completely over the Oscars, I think it’s about time I weighed in with my thoughts. (In the form of a bulleted list, because that’s always fun.) – Ellen: Did pretty well as host, really, one of the more thankless jobs going. Think about it; … Read more
Of all of my geeky traits, from the creation of science-themed artwork to the knowledge of pi to five decimal places, nothing identifies me so definitely as the nerd I am as my love for Mystery Science Theater 3000. Do you can imagine my delight when, during my search for Oscars-related videos, I came across … Read more
In honor of Sunday’s Academy Awards, a classy number from a past show:
Today I went out to lunch with a couple of my coworkers, to a place nearby that specializes in Hong Kong-style food. Melanie, who is from Hong Kong, chose it, which seemed like a pretty good guaranteer of authenticity, though I was a bit surprised by the garlic bread and minestrone soup they served as … Read more
This week’s Very Important Lesson:My sense of humor does not always translate well.
And now, quite possibly the sweetest song ever written about a piece of heavy earthmoving equipment. Don’t you just want to hug it?
(Int. dungeon. I am lying on a plank over a pool of hungry piranhas with my hands tied across my chest and a giant razor-sharp blade hanging over me.)Sinister, Shadowy Figure: Unless you can reach the cord hanging over you and grab it with your teeth in the next three minutes, this blade will fall … Read more
As some of you may have noticed, it has been raining lately (this is assuming, of course, that all of my readers live in the Bay Area, because they do). And one problem with rain is that it makes my preferred method of exercise, jogging, less pleasant than usual. So I’ve been forced to come … Read more
Muffins. (thanks to Mary for this one)
Place: A secret laboratory, behind a strip mall somewhere in the Deep South.Two scientists are huddled over a dimly-lit tank, from which choppy strains of “Unbreak My Heart” can be faintly heard. Scientist 1: It’s almost ready! Soon we will be able to put the final stage of our plan into action.Scientist 2: I’m telling … Read more