October 2005

Bruce Willis and that other guy in Colorado Springs. This last Wednesday, I took Ray down to the cheap theatre to see Valiant. I had been planning to get a cup of coffee from the Bear Rock Cafe and wander around for an hour or so before the movie — but BRC was closed: Movie …

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Delight. “That was also the year I stopped because I realized I was a dork for still going…” My future sister-in-law, Erica, writes about Halloween.

Fortune cookie. “He that does not understand the bitter does not understand the sweet. Lucky numbers 2, 15, 21, 47.” –That one’s been sitting on my desk at work for a while. The weirdest fortune cookie I ever got said, “You like apples.” That was it, no lucky numbers, no LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE on …

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Boink! What’s the point of wearing your favorite rocketship underpants if nobody ever asks to see ’em? I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information. Calvin : You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. Hobbes : What mood is that? Calvin …

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The Grandiloquent Dictionary. Some vocabulary words are interesting. Some are amusing. Some would make good villain names on City Of Villains when it comes out. deiparous – Giving birth to a god or a goddess deisidaimonia – The fear of supernatural powers dentiloquent – Pertaining to someone who talks through their teeth deoppilate – To …

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An example of how NOT to blog? I’m a bad, bad blogger. This article by Jakob Nielson details 10 guidelines for having a good blog. I, uh, don’t follow any of them. (Via boingboing.)

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.By Umberto Eco. I’ve just started the novel. Like Silverlock (thanks, Randy), it’s one of those books that contain a kind of map to a bajillion others. Unlike Silverlock, there probably won’t be a happy ending. Some kind of tragedy will cap it off; it’s Umberto Eco. In the Eco-ian …

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Haunted Colorado. A listing of haunted spots in Colorado. Of course the Stanley is listed (Estes Park). Update: Sasquatch in El Paso County, Colorado.

Jesus of the Pierogi. An article on how people turn random information into things that seem like something else — the process is called paredolia. Includes links to examples–the face of Jesus on a pierogi, among other things. Babies, at birth, will respond to faces. They’ll even respond to the picture of a smiley face …

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Odd train of thought. I’m going to share a somewhat nutty train of thought. I was jotting down ideas for stories and letting my mind ramble before doing some editing, and I found myself thinking about Freddie Krueger. Now, I haven’t watched all the movies, and the ones I have watched I don’t recall fully. …

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