Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Arthur C. Clarke Goes Up to That Giant Crazy Space Baby in the Sky

Friday, March 21st, 2008

I can think of few thinkers who had more of an impact on my formative years that Arthur C. Clarke.  One viewing of 2001 as a teenager, and I went down a path of reading every Clarke book I could get my hands on at the library.  He’ll be missed.

One of the obvious advantages to radio…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

“You can really dress up and nobody can say you’re pretentious.” A gem from the Dr Katz podcast Hey, We’re Back! iTunes link to Hey, We’re Back!

A Baboon Tried to Beat Up My Grandma

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

How often do you get to write a title like that while employing no hyperbole? Here’s a picture of the offender: Get your hands off my grandma, you damn dirty ape. In her own words: I had a fight with a baboon and, believe it or not, I won. It was one of those times […]

The Most Delightfully Horrifying Photograph I’ve Ever Seen

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

This picture of my friend and 2045 compatriot Joe may be the most delightfully horrifying thing I have ever seen. If you were going to do a modern remake of H.R. Pufnstuf mashed up with Pee-wee’s Playhouse, this face would be both it’s basis and inspiration. Please send all therapy bills directly to Joe.

Obvious Diversion Album of the Year:
Year of Meteors by Laura Veirs

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Once a year I violate my “no music reviews” policy and trot out my annual favorite for you to applaud, explore or ignore. Choose wisely. This year’s choice? Year of Meteors by Laura Veirs. After ripping this CD into iTunes, it has been played constantly to the point of annoying anyone within my personal blast […]

The Ricky Gervais Podcast

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

I listen to probably around twenty podcasts, but my absolute favorite at this point has to be The Ricky Gervais Podcast. While listening to Episode 1, I found myself laughing out loud while riding the bus to work (yep, I was that crazy guy who was laughing on the bus). Episode 2 is somewhat lower […]

When a Blogger Meets a Blogger
Coming Through the Rye

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

I’ve often wondered about the situation where a blogger asks another blogger to meet in person and meets the individual behind the blog or curtain or modified wordpress install. At the invitation of Ginnie, the author of I Absolutely Hate the Word Blog, I did exactly that. Much like enjoying a post-Dances With Wolves Kevin […]

My Podcast Debut on
Bruno and the Professor

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Although I’ve done KUOW (Seattle’s NPR station) before, I made my podcast debut last week on Bruno and the Professor talking about my recent political foray in Seattle and the future in general. Episode222.mp3

Last Week In The Stranger

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Last week, I made the pages of The Stranger along with a bunch of fellow troublemakers. If you’re curious as to how I don’t value my free time, check it out. Also, the issue that just came out has my Mayor Gridlock parody site on the cover. The Last Idealists Dreading a Future without Mass […]

Of Warnings and Disasters
in the Places We Call Home

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Back in 2002, I watched an episode of NOW with Bill Moyers where they talked about what would happen if a major storm went through New Orleans. If you have a few minutes, listen to the audio of this particular story. It’s from three years ago, but it tells us a lot about how we […]