Friday, August 01, 2003 at 15:49:50 (EDT)

Wish I could re-name this thing
Jami's back in town. I think it bugs her when I link to her site a lot. But it's a good site, and the writing is of a level somewhat loftier than one finds on these teal pages. So I'm looking forward to seeing her again, and getting her to try to explain why it was a good idea to get out of the city for a while. I did it too, but I'm not sure if I understand what good it did me. I still prefer to have the world come to my doorstep.

So to end our long national nightmare that was this week, here's two tales about bloggers seeing Michael Musto riding his bike, one from the aforementioned author-in-residence, and another which references said author by the also-very-talented Susie Felber. I just like the idea that Felber thought she saw Musto, so she went to the internet to try to confirm this. I believe this is an excellent use for the web.

Also, I'm taking suggestions to change my name, my real name that is. You don't need to know it to suggest something. Just know that it is vanilla and pedestrian and I'm tired of people forgetting it only to call me "Ryan," "Eric," or "Matt" (sorry guys). I need something that sings! I can't quite pull off "Jimmy" in real life, but I know there's another name out there that might be a better fit than the oddly Christian name I received at birth. And if not a new name, then at least think of a nickname. Like 'Buzz'.

UPDATE: Please don't suggest anything in this realm. I mean, really. [via Static Ephemera]

Posted By Jimmy Legs

Here's a site to get you started
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 11:20:31 (EDT)

Bustin' Loose
It's not too late: the historically significant band, The JB's, are gonna play Metrotech in 45 minutes. If you can get down there, you must go. I must go, but I need more coffee first. These are the guys who backed up the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. I'm thinking of jumping onstage and pointing at random members and shouting "You're fired!" They're used to that, you know.

Posted By Jimmy Legs
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 10:41:05 (EDT)

Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me
I was leafing through the Disturbing Search Requests site, and I saw somebody had searched for naked duckhunting girls. For purely scientific purposes, I investigated this odd request. Somebody pointed out that the searcher may have been looking for info on "Hunting for Bambi," a company that sets up hunting games for rich men, in which they shoot at naked women with paintball guns. Now normally, I believe everything I read, but this seemed too good to be true. I checked out some news articles about the "Bambi Hunts" and in each case the hunts were treated as completely legitimate: If you had $10,000, you could dress in fatigues and chase naked women around with a paintball gun.

Still I knew something was amiss. Finally, on the trusty Snopes Urban Legend site I found my answer: just a joke, folks. But ya gotta hand it to them, they did several TV and newspaper interviews and kept a straight face the whole time. Maybe that's all the web is good for anymore, developing mildly elaborate pranks so you can get on TV before everybody realizes they've been had. It's still a better business plan than's.

Posted By Jimmy Legs

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 14:24:38 (EDT)

Someone's in the kitchen with cancer
Ah, finally. Since there is no smoking in our state's restaurants, we can soon expect to sit down to dinner and eat tobacco-based entrees while drinking tobacco-laced alcoholic drinks. I don't want it to stop there. When's that ice cream store in Chinatown gonna come up with Tobacco-flavored sundaes? And remember bottled water spiked with caffeine? Camel cigarettes is missing out on a marketing goldmine by refusing to release their own version with their famed "Turkish & Domestic Blend"?

Of course the only thing that would make a night spent consuming tobacco in various forms really work: if we could smoke a damn cigarette while doing it. [via 601am]

Posted By Jimmy Legs

I'll be damned, they already banned 'nictotine water'!
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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 14:44:00 (EDT)

But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!
I have very little to contribute today other than the fact that tonight, for the first time in at least 23 years, I will see the movie Flash Gordon on the big screen. BAM has obviously run out of anything resembling artistic pretentiousness when it comes to the selection of films to screen, and I love them for it. This is a movie I have worshipped since I was the wee tyke who fell asleep halfway through it in 1980. It has a soundtrack by Queen that has only been bested in recent years by the soundtrack to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I hope to god they pump up the sound to ear-shattering levels. When "Battle Theme" kicks in, I'm liable to break out my best Brian May Air Guitar and go to town. In honor of this momentous occasion, I will defy the RIAA and post the MP3 of this bitchin' song. See you at 9:10. Be there, and be intoxicated in some way. This may be the most important thing you do all summer.

Posted By Jimmy Legs
MP3: Flash Gordon - Battle Theme by Queen!
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Monday, July 28, 2003 at 12:10:53 (EDT)

Nordish by Nature
As usual, I blew it on the picture-taking front this weekend. There were many worthy photo-ops but the only reason we have any documentation is because M kept reminding me to break out the Kodak. During the work week, I sit here and think about the camera all the time, but when I'm off the clock, I can't seem to recall that I might want to take pictures of something other than the cats fighting. Then again, if I start bringing my camera out, I may be branded a "Blogger with Digital Camera" from Catbirdseat's infamous Hipster Bingo (already got Chuck Taylors, glasses, and Parliaments).

So here's my stilted photo essay of my Saturday, in which we waited for a pig that never arrived and learned that it is possible to use beer to counteract fatigue. At least for a little while.



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