From the movie Ratatouille.
Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
*My mother can’t stand Willie Nelson’s voice, but likes his songs. I feel the same way about Leonard Cohen’s productions. Bleaaaghargh.**
**Eventually, all my youtube musical interludes gravitate toward Concrete Blonde. “Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful, give or take a night or two.”
Fall is coming! Fall is coming! Pickle chips (a quintessential summer food) and fresh salsa, while still craved, are now being at least partially supplemented by smoky foods: grilled sausages, tacos with chipotle powder, smoked-mozzarella grilled cheese sandwhiches (which will also contain basil, a summertime taste).
So, I have to brag. After years of listening to Lee sigh and say, “I wish we could play Region 2 DVDs,” I did five minutes of research and discovered our l33t DVD player (one of the last Really Good Deals Lee picked up before he left Best Buy) has a cheat code that lets you set it to Region 0.
Wellllllll. That plus a visit to amazon.co.uk =
Hogfather (live action)
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld – Soul Music/Weird Sisters (animated)
We’ve watched part of Hogfather…I cheered!
Lee picked up Dar Williams’s Mortal City, which is the best kind of folk music, the kind with lyrics you actually want to figure out, sung by the sweetest of voices. And Interworld, by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves, which I hadn’t even heard of! And chocolate. And tea. He knows me well 🙂
Ray walked out with the most stash, including a keyboard (music) and a ukelele. We must really love her, because we also got her about 20 lbs of candy, and the combination has been deafening. AAAAAAAAAHHH! Trying to keep the uke in tune made me want a geetar again, just to fuss around with. I’m not a good teacher, though, so if Ray wants to learn how to play, we may have to look around…
Not having a cell phone, text messages are somewhat like a foreign language to me.
Click here to turn your messages into text lingo (Lingo 2 Word).
Via BD, the text 10 commandments:
I can has commandments?
I r ur godxxor who has max pwnage. U can has no udder godxxorz b4 mes.
U can has no makes pirates jpegz.
U can no grief mes.
U can no has workinz on Caturdays
Max propz to ur momz and popzez.
U can no pwn ur doodz.
U can no makes teh sexy times
U can no exploit ur doodz cheezeburger.
U can no grief ur doodz.
U can no troll ur doodz.
U can no has ur doodz stuff.
U can no has ur doodz chickz.
Dave’s doing a 24-hour marathon blogging session for BLOGATHON on COMICS REVIEWS, starting very, very soon…now, this is a guy with some far-ranging taste in comics, everything from your superhero-addict fix to your deep and meaningful. Go check out his work throughout the day, pledge if that’s your pleasure, and leave him a comment or two
arguing with providing counterpoints to his opinion.
Meanwhile, our house celebrates Christmas in July, with special treats for Lee…I can’t wait until they wake up…