Friday, April 06, 2007


Friday miscellany

APL always manages to find these funky little things!

You Are a Chimera

You are very outgoing and well connected to many people.

Incredibly devoted to your family and friends, you find purpose in nurturing others.

You are rarely alone, and you do best in the company of others.

You are incredibly expressive, and people are sometimes overwhelmed by your strong emotions.

It's all quite true, isn't it? Mythologically, the Chimera was part lion (I'm a Leo, after all!), part goat (stubborn as the day is long) and part dragon (especially after the spicy Thai for lunch!)

From the same site:

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.

You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law.

While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top.

You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!

Well, thank goodness I have this confirmed in writing. Note to self: print off and keep multiple copies for future use with disbelieving children.


Have you seen the Alanis Morisette cover of My Humps? Props to Kerry for finding it. I was reading somewhere that Alanis hasn't yet said what her intent was, whether it's a parody or an April Fools Joke or a criticism or what. I hope it was intended to demonstrate how truly inane and stupid the song's lyrics are, despite the catchy beat. I have to say, I like it!


For a truly disturbing YouTube experience, make sure the kiddies aren't looking over your shoulder and then watch Kermit on Crank, where Kermit the Frog covers the NIN song hurt while rather graphically shooting up. I'm not sure I needed to see this one.


Yesterday, after I posted the interview questions and answers it occured to me that it would have been a fun time to play the cocktail party comment game and have y'all interview each other. Since it's a long weekend, let's do it now. It's a cocktail party, and you all have to make small talk. Pay attention, cuz if you play there's TWO parts to each comment. Each person who comments will answer the question in the comment directly above theirs, and then pose a question of their own for the next person. Got it? Each comment has the answer to the previous question, and the question for the next person.

The questions can be on whatever topic you like, and you can take as long or as little to answer as you like. The questions should be about personal preferences, attitudes and opinions, along the lines of the ones you see in those e-mail memes: what's the last book you read? What's your favourite movie? What's under your bed? Vanilla or chocolate? What's the best vacation you ever took? What are your pets' names and why? (Yes, I know, these are lame questions. But I trust that you can do oh so much better.)

Okay, so my question for the first commenter is: What superhero did you want to be when you were a kid?

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