Archive for September, 2007

This is a Call

Posted in Local Color on 30 September 2007 by jason

Hey all…there’s a website that needs your help:

Local Color.

What we’re looking for (I’m one of the editors) is fiction, poetry, essays…anything, really. Go here for an address to contact the editors!

“Do you say ‘hello’ to the floor for me, like Fox?”

Posted in Language, Movies on 30 September 2007 by jason

A Wicked Deception, by Blame Society Films. Good stuff.

Top 5: Albums

Posted in discussion, Meme, Music on 29 September 2007 by jason

Ok…It’s Saturday, so I thought I would start a new meme. Tell me what your top 5 favorite albums of all time are. You can have honorable mentions, you can have ties, I don’t care. You can name an album that’s your favorite now, but won’t be in a few days. Think of this assignment like everything the Democrats have done since taking congress: Non-binding and essentially meaningless.

I list my top 5 tomorrow…you guys list yours on your blogs and link back to me, and I’ll post a linking list when I update.

If you don’t have a blog, wait until I list mine, then list yours in the comments.

(If you haven’t noticed, I’m experimenting with the logistics of the “meme”.)

An Analogy

Posted in Education, Politics on 29 September 2007 by jason

As you may know, I am a writing tutor at a local technical college. The other day, I was tutoring a student who was supposed to use various forms of figurative language in her paper. She said, “I know what a simile is and what a metaphor is, but I’ve never heard of an analogy.”

“Well,” I said, “It’s kind of like a metaphor, but you are comparing things conditionally…like if a is b, then c is d.”

“It still doesn’t make sense.”

“Ok, I’ll give you an example: If the war in Iraq is like a game of chess, then George Bush is rolling the dice.”

By the Time He Got To Lennox Ave., He’d Be Kentucky Fried!

Posted in Comics, Television on 28 September 2007 by jason

In the ’70s, a live-action super hero show was made. You’ve probably never heard of it, and you’re probably better off for it.

Anyway, ponder this clip:

Also ponder that, even if the humor make you cringe in your modern sensibilities as the commedian makes jokes against his own culture, it’s still not as bad as Carlos Mencia:

OOPS! I was going to find some of Carlos’ racist humor, but this is far more interesting. NSFW, due to language…

I hate that guy!

More Dental Woes…

Posted in Rambling on 27 September 2007 by jason

Spaghetti-Monster-Damnit!. I think I cracked my tooth. It hurts worse that my previous dental problems. I am sweating, the pain is so bad. I need to go to the dentist, and I may cry.

Superman Never Made Any Money…

Posted in Comics, Memories, Television on 27 September 2007 by jason

Another Cartoon Network thingy…

Most of the art is taken from the 1st episode of Challenge of the Superfriends. Solomon Grundy is the best part of this.