May 6th, 2010

Awesome Sue

Buckets O' Random

See the icon dotfic made for me? *Glee*!! And for this week's episode, I have to say that I love how things eventually migrate toward Sue's benefit. There's a "charmed life" aspect to it, which only reinforces her view of her utter awesomeness. :D

Someone commented on a fic last week with a quote from Futurama that I didn't recognize. I'm so sorry that show moved off of network TV. The episode where Bender goes in search of an electricity high, gets lightning-zapped through the roof of the Church of Robotology and eventually has a dance-number with Beelzebot still ranks as my favorite. Hard to top that!

I still love The Simpsons, where the funniest parts are often the side-jokes that you don't even see coming. The expanding man-corset translating to career stops in the life of William Shatner was priceless! Oddly enough, the character featured in that snippet does not seem to have a name. I searched Wikipedia and imdb.com (my usual haunts), and came up dry. If msgenevieve passes by, she might know: it's the basement-nerd guy who ran a comic book store for awhile and often starts statements with, "If you had read my blog..."

Yesterday's bike ride in the wind was still less bad than Monday's heat-exhaustion fail. Something I've seen a couple of times lately is a hawk with a smaller bird chasing it. I can't tell if that's a baby learning the ropes from Mama, or some random other bird thinking, "Hey, this looks fun!" Or maybe, "PH3AR M3!!!" ;)

There have been a couple of random defriendings over the last few months, and I'll admit-- I'm as clueless as ever. I don't know whether people are bored with me or angry, but I hope it's not the latter. It's been a long, painful year, and I know that sometimes I've been a pain because of it. For those of you who have stuck with me, I really appreciate it!

Random piece of fun, courtesy of Christopher (and yes, most of you who are more savvy than I have probably already seen it): The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny video. I think I love it all the more because Abe Lincoln really WAS that awesome. \o/

ETA pimplet: Artists are still needed for spn_j2_bigbang stories. Make your claim here!

Yikes

Definitely not Sam and Dean...

I've been reading April's Outside Magazine cover-to-cover at the gym, and today finished an article written by a man who, as he puts it, basically makes his living writing about fighting with his brother. The story of their trip to Venice to paddle in the Vogolonga Regatta (and the epic bickering that ensued) is here. You know, I wanted to kill that brother about 5 minutes in, though I'll bet the author is just as bad.

Sam and Dean fight, but it's against a backdrop of love and loyalty as with most families.

Growing up, my younger sister and I used to fight a lot, but I always thought, "Hey, at least we're not chasing each other around the yard with a pitchfork, like our brother and sister!" The brothers in that article make MY sibs look like amateurs, not to mention that all of us eventually outgrew that kind of fighting. By contrast, I think that author has years of potential fodder for his writing ahead, assuming he doesn't wind up in prison first. Because ultimately... that article was funny as hell.

Happy Dean's Day, everyone!