ironymaiden: (arty)
PDF download of 'Learning from Shogun' a collection of academic writing about the history and culture covered in the book. it was created to help all the teachers who got hit with a flood of book and miniseries fans in the 80s.


reddit thread about 'the redneckiest thing you've ever done'


archiving digital content is tough and expensive. more support for my belief that we're living in an era that future historians will consider a dark age due to no recorded culture surviving.


a deeper dive into the data about the ACA cutting down on bankruptcy


fat Shibe in a cute hat


buzzfeed goes to a death industry convention


research someone wants: Victorian ballroom etiquette for men
ironymaiden: (powerpuff)
thanks to my influence, the chatbot at work now randomly quotes DJ Khaled when you type ".wisdom"

which gets you things like:
.wisdom
You smart.
.wisdom
And another one.
.wisdom
And another one.

***
i am afraid to watch the new Powerpuff Girls. but i am delighted to powerpuff myself.

***
i had an interesting thought recently, when some people were wrong on the internet. i think of myself as having grown up in the least racially and culturally diverse place possible, and i should be even more of a clueless asshole than my WASPy cousins. but that's not actually true. i grew up with visible religious minorities woven into the fabric of my daily life. it was just so normal i don't think about it at all. i'm not frothing at the mouth about those scary Muslims and their different habits because i grew up with the Amish :D

***
i'm on another Marvel Unlimited binge. i was trying to read Secret Wars, but wow, beyond the Last Days of Ms. Marvel* i can't make myself care. instead i'm reading all of Civil War. it isn't perfect, but much of it is good.

reading Civil War definitely makes the Mr. Impossible storylines in the Venture Bros richer.** man, this season was a real return to form and a pleasure from beginning to (too-swift) end.

*Kamala and Carol Danvers work together, and Kamala's family is awesome. it's the sweetest. <3 <3 <3

**the great thing about Venture Bros is that everything works on its own. you don't need to know anything other than the text. if you can see the references and echoes, then there's another level to appreciate.
ironymaiden: (internet!)
perhaps i should make myself a [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina-style bullet list of post topics.

right now, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are being beautiful squabbling over a waistcoat on the television. C: i hate it when Daddy and Daddy fight.

i'm sandwiched on the futon between him and [livejournal.com profile] mimerki, all with our respective laptops. there has already been spiked eggnog and homemade pizza (not at the same time) and there's apple french toast in the fridge ready to pop in the oven tomorrow morning.

i haven't finished my holiday projects, so there will be a bit of "see this unfinished thing? it will be yours. eventually." that comes from a combo of overambition, busy times at work, colds, and vacation.

hey, we went to Florida to visit family, and it was nice. i have a pile of photos to go through, mostly animals from Animal Kingdom and SeaWorld. we swam with dolphins and watched fireworks and ate fabulous food. hopefully i will get the photos on Flickr and blog it before i forget how it all went. mom and dad loved their quilt.

i had a successful RedditGifts secret santa exchange. i got a package of thoughtful things from Denmark (visitors can taste the "school chalk" candy) and i sent a package off to England that was well-received (she's an FC Barcelona fan, so i sent a commemorative scarf from the Sounders/FC Barcelona friendly from last year). the whole endeavor is epic - something like 17000 people participate. here's a nice interview about it on CNNi.

we got each other Rock Band 3. i'm enjoying the keytar.

i'm also enjoying Japanese police mascots. yes, most of them are really cute.

wonders

May. 13th, 2010 10:26 am
ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
so: yesterday's xkcd is a wikipedia joke (surprise, i know.)

which means that there was a wikipedia page created and deleted several times. the talk page is epic.

this happens so often that wikipedia actually has a page about how to assess whether or not something from xkcd is notable enough for an "in popular culture" section.





from a related rabbit trail: a screencap of a google anagram engine search.

wonders

May. 13th, 2010 10:26 am
ironymaiden: (Default)
so: yesterday's xkcd is a wikipedia joke (surprise, i know.)

which means that there was a wikipedia page created and deleted several times. the talk page is epic.

this happens so often that wikipedia actually has a page about how to assess whether or not something from xkcd is notable enough for an "in popular culture" section.





from a related rabbit trail: a screencap of a google anagram engine search.

ketchup

Nov. 3rd, 2007 09:09 am
ironymaiden: (fall)
i wish i could sleep in on the weekends. i determined that i would skip Glitter to do just that, and then popped awake at 7am anyway.

i'm pretty confused about my health...after two days of listlessness and hacking cough, i was almost bouncy through last night's Star Wars game. then cruddy again this morning until C brought me coffee. now i'm sniffly, but not broken. um, okay. maybe i'm allergic to work.

the new Blade Runner cut is satisfying. locals are encouraged to see it on the really big screen. best surprise: Darryl Hannah's acting. Pris has very few lines, but there's a great deal transmitted before and after they're spoken. (i know that part of missing this previously was having a child's understanding of the film. the rest is getting to see a dimly lit film in a clean print on a big screen instead of on a television.) also, i had forgotten that Edward James Olmos' character has blue eyes. worst addition: extra gore. it's completely unnecessary and breaks the noir sensibility of the film. i'm looking forward to the DVD set. this was the first time i was asked to fill out a before-and-after audience survey. it appeared to be feeling out interest in a wider theatrical release, plus marketing choices. (the thing they failed to cover was the fact that i am still attached to the 1982 domestic cut and care most about getting the DVD set that includes it, even if it's just the chance to really compare them. it's why i hadn't thought about buying a DVD of the film up to this point. Highlander and Aliens are the only director's cuts i've seen that completely supersede the theatrical release.)

i bought drapes for the living room and hemmed them. i made myself a fleece scoodie. (see?) i really need to make myself finish the quilt that has to be done by the end of the month.

running the vacuum before people arrived last night felt way too good, like some Stepford-style tinkering with my brain.

i started reading Blood Meridian yesterday, but had to put it down. being deep into tech writing/editing mode apparently means that my brain rejects fiction that is chock-full of sentence fragments.

Dear Internets: okay, i can deal with NaNoWriMo ad nauseam for the anticipatory second half of October and all of November and then the navel-gazing of early December, but only if we stop the NaBlahBlahMo everything else. stop the camel-case. stop the portmanteau. reading, blogging, knitting...you suck. you suck like the people who made wearing a colored ribbon meaningless. you suck like the people who turned rubber bracelets into a fashion accessory.

thanks (i think) to [livejournal.com profile] sinthrex who turned us on to Yahtzee's reviews. it's so sad when you watch even if you don't care if you have played or will ever play the game. ([livejournal.com profile] pixxelpuss, check out the one for Peggle.)

ketchup

Nov. 3rd, 2007 09:09 am
ironymaiden: (fall)
i wish i could sleep in on the weekends. i determined that i would skip Glitter to do just that, and then popped awake at 7am anyway.

i'm pretty confused about my health...after two days of listlessness and hacking cough, i was almost bouncy through last night's Star Wars game. then cruddy again this morning until C brought me coffee. now i'm sniffly, but not broken. um, okay. maybe i'm allergic to work.

the new Blade Runner cut is satisfying. locals are encouraged to see it on the really big screen. best surprise: Darryl Hannah's acting. Pris has very few lines, but there's a great deal transmitted before and after they're spoken. (i know that part of missing this previously was having a child's understanding of the film. the rest is getting to see a dimly lit film in a clean print on a big screen instead of on a television.) also, i had forgotten that Edward James Olmos' character has blue eyes. worst addition: extra gore. it's completely unnecessary and breaks the noir sensibility of the film. i'm looking forward to the DVD set. this was the first time i was asked to fill out a before-and-after audience survey. it appeared to be feeling out interest in a wider theatrical release, plus marketing choices. (the thing they failed to cover was the fact that i am still attached to the 1982 domestic cut and care most about getting the DVD set that includes it, even if it's just the chance to really compare them. it's why i hadn't thought about buying a DVD of the film up to this point. Highlander and Aliens are the only director's cuts i've seen that completely supersede the theatrical release.)

i bought drapes for the living room and hemmed them. i made myself a fleece scoodie. (see?) i really need to make myself finish the quilt that has to be done by the end of the month.

running the vacuum before people arrived last night felt way too good, like some Stepford-style tinkering with my brain.

i started reading Blood Meridian yesterday, but had to put it down. being deep into tech writing/editing mode apparently means that my brain rejects fiction that is chock-full of sentence fragments.

Dear Internets: okay, i can deal with NaNoWriMo ad nauseam for the anticipatory second half of October and all of November and then the navel-gazing of early December, but only if we stop the NaBlahBlahMo everything else. stop the camel-case. stop the portmanteau. reading, blogging, knitting...you suck. you suck like the people who made wearing a colored ribbon meaningless. you suck like the people who turned rubber bracelets into a fashion accessory.

thanks (i think) to [livejournal.com profile] sinthrex who turned us on to Yahtzee's reviews. it's so sad when you watch even if you don't care if you have played or will ever play the game. ([livejournal.com profile] pixxelpuss, check out the one for Peggle.)
ironymaiden: (music)
i am pleased that I'm Your Man is on the Secretary soundtrack.
ironymaiden: (music)
i am pleased that I'm Your Man is on the Secretary soundtrack.

i give up

Jun. 8th, 2005 10:21 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
mah gmail is fucked. tha S-H-to-tha-izzow toniight was lame fo' sheezy. i promise a chorus email friznom wizzork tomorrow. now im frontin' a bath.

pleaze dizzont hate me.

i give up

Jun. 8th, 2005 10:21 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
mah gmail is fucked. tha S-H-to-tha-izzow toniight was lame fo' sheezy. i promise a chorus email friznom wizzork tomorrow. now im frontin' a bath.

pleaze dizzont hate me.
ironymaiden: (WoC)
last week was just madness. i've done 10+ hours of overtime and could be doing more. but i'm pretty happy.

all is resolved with Douglas, and we're putting a big box of Dilettante truffles, brandy cherries, and Kama Sutra oil (the cinnamon, alas we could not find the tasty, tasty cherry almond) in the mail tommorow which should reach Wisconsin in time for wedding goodness.

Yule is fast approaching and i can't get away from C to finish shopping for him. we're terrible - we were both so excited about the stuff we already had that we did a token gift exchange Saturday. i got him a really nifty Army Transport case for all his 40K guys, and he was thrilled. i embroidered his name on the strap and everything. geek love.

he gave me the cd he didn't hide too well at the last show :)

i was thrilled.

what is it about middle eastern men that they can grow those really long full beards? maybe it's in the food or the air...sure Saddam looked rough, but i just remember that bit from Designing Women about how those skinny nebbishy guys who get taken hostage get all stubbly and rakish and sexy in captivity, and then they get rescued and cleaned into geekiness again.
ironymaiden: (WoC)
last week was just madness. i've done 10+ hours of overtime and could be doing more. but i'm pretty happy.

all is resolved with Douglas, and we're putting a big box of Dilettante truffles, brandy cherries, and Kama Sutra oil (the cinnamon, alas we could not find the tasty, tasty cherry almond) in the mail tommorow which should reach Wisconsin in time for wedding goodness.

Yule is fast approaching and i can't get away from C to finish shopping for him. we're terrible - we were both so excited about the stuff we already had that we did a token gift exchange Saturday. i got him a really nifty Army Transport case for all his 40K guys, and he was thrilled. i embroidered his name on the strap and everything. geek love.

he gave me the cd he didn't hide too well at the last show :)

i was thrilled.

what is it about middle eastern men that they can grow those really long full beards? maybe it's in the food or the air...sure Saddam looked rough, but i just remember that bit from Designing Women about how those skinny nebbishy guys who get taken hostage get all stubbly and rakish and sexy in captivity, and then they get rescued and cleaned into geekiness again.
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i always wait until the payout is more than twenty million so that i can pay the Russians to take me into space.
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i always wait until the payout is more than twenty million so that i can pay the Russians to take me into space.

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