How Can They Even Be In Business?
Guide to Wunderland
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The new fast food chain grew more rapidly than anyone thought
possible, particularly considering their fare: deep fried crickets.
Although few people were ever seen eating at one, a new Insect
King appeared on every fast food strip in America within just
eight months. Only after the invasion fleet arrived was their
true purpose understood...
Walking, with Gina following, down a steep road.
I'm holding my dijeridu in one hand and eating hard pretzels
out of the other. "Good pretzels," I say, with pretzel
in my mouth.
"Huh?" Sounds like pretzel in her mouth too. "Good
adj. 1: having many syllables 2: given to or characterized
by the use of long words
- Saving Grace :)
- Amerika won't
film taboos, but we're in luck:
Britains speak English!
is one of my all time favorite movies. No characters, no dialogue,
no story, just 87 minutes of incredible images, mostly filmed
in high-speed time-lapse photography, all set to some of the
best Phillip Glass music ever. It's like something you might
have seen in a World's Fair pavilion, or a movie length version
of Madonna's "Ray of Light" video (but without Madonna).
Mark Twain campaign
12 Got Married!
Saturday, we attended the wedding of Charles
and Lisa, which was the most creative and enjoyable such event
we've been to since the infamous Ginohn
nuptials. The outdoor ceremony was held at a really cool
stabilized ruin called the Patapsco Female Institute, near Ellicott
City, and began with a grand procession up the hill from the
parking area to the wedding site.
happy couple's colorful circle of friends made for quite a parade
in their varying forms of finery, and Kristin
and Alison joined with
many of the other musically-inclined guests in learning to play
the wedding march on their recorders (sheet music had been included
with the invitations). The ceremony itself was charming, and
the rain held off until everything was over (and even then it
was at least brief).
we dined and danced and toasted the couple at the reception and
even snuck in a couple of games here and there. (Our table was
filled with Toasters and their
guests, so how could we resist a few rounds of Fluxx
and Volcano while
waiting for the next course?) After a great feast came the dancing,
and dancing is big with this crowd so of course there was a great
deal of that. I myself am not so big on dancing, so I watched
Kristin and Alison dance with each other most of the night (though
they did coax me out onto the dance floor a few times...). And
then at last it was time for cake, i.e. the moment of truth for
those of us who judge a wedding by the chocolateness of its pastries.
As I've previously had occasion to at weddings, I huddled with
Chort as the
crowd formed, speculating as to the contents of the enormous
tower of pastry before us. "That yellow frosting worries
me," he confided. "The last time I saw frosting like
that at a wedding, it was on a *carrot cake*!" We both shuddered,
and then began reminiscing about other cakes of weddings past
while waiting for the bride and groom to begin the ceremonial
cutting. Then the moment came, and rumor quickly spread through
the crowd that it was, indeed, a carrot cake! Chort's nightmare
scenario realized! But almost as quickly, we got the full story:
half carrot cake, half chocolate! Hallelujah! Chocolate cake!
Yum. It was superb!
Anyway, Happy Wedding, Charles and Lisa! Here's wishing you
all the best.
In other news, Chrononauts
got a nice
review in the online magazine Pyramid (most of which you
can't read if you're not a subscriber), we went to Baltimore
for business meetings (with the sales force at Alliance and the
plastic manufacturers at KLON),
and we finally got out to the local Six Flags park to quickly
ride a few roller coasters before the season ends, and we had
a blast! This was our first chance to ride the new Superman coaster,
and it ROCKS! What a ride! I don't think I've been this impressed
with a new coaster since my first rides on Batman or the Beast.
Suddenly our local park boasts a World-Class Coaster!
the petition to get Nader into the debates!
|"At first, John Lennon's death may not seem
to have a clear effect on the Challenger disaster or the Columbine
tragedy, but Andrew Looney put quite a bit of thought into the
alternate history of Chrononauts -- and the discovery of his
take on events is part of the charm of the game." -- Brad Weier, reviewing Chrononauts for Pyramid
|"What's karma? He said: You know on pies?
The pie crust? It's the little wrinkles on pie crust. He inquired:
It is? He clarified: Yeah. So there's good karma and bad karma.
So if you go to a restaurant, and you don't like the crust of
your pie, you can say, 'This pie has bad karma' and send it back." -- overheard
and posted on the web
|"Why are we wiping our asses on trees? Why
are we cleaning up our spills and blowing our noses on trees
that take decades to grow back instead of a weed that grows back
in months? At the very least, all toilet paper, Kleenex, and
paper towels should be made from hemp instead of wood."
Objects" by Michael Dare