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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 10:18 am
mostly from my friends list

A podcast (Slice of Sci-Fi or one of its brethren) introduced me to Xombie, a continuing flash-animated story set in a world with sentient zombies.

Tom Smith forwards the important question, "How would the Mighty Thor re-interpret contemporary pop hits?" Smite Me, Infant, One More Time

dictionary_wotd entries that I haven't known this year so far: daedal, rebarbative, brummagem, edacious, aubade, titivate, eleemosynary, epigone

A new dinosaur: the Dracorex Hogwartsia. (beware popup ads) Hee!

In the "they did a study to demonstrate that?" department, Verbal abuse triggers adult anxiety, depression. The deuce you say.

And here's someone who doesn't understand "comfort re-reading", never rereads books. To each her own and all... re-reading is a huge thing for me. Fantasy series and children's/YA books especially, but also Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, mysteries (yes!)*, golden age SF, Jeffrey Archer novels, science/math fact books, you name it. I adore the ritual of re-reading a series before the latest book comes out. I've done that with Mercedes Lackey, Laurell K. Hamilton (not anymore, though), Orson Scott Card (ditto), and J.K. Rowling. Heck, my whole library is things I might theoretically re-read. Otherwise, why own 'em?

I love the idea of secular relics. Hee.

Scenes from Minoan life staged with Barbies. May take a while to load; be sure you see the last image on the page. Not worksafe if your work frowns on naked doll breasts.

A hilarious billboard juxtaposition.

A recent scam alert: fraudsters calling to say there's a warrant out because you missed jury duty and flustering you into giving out personal info.

Naked doll breasts!

* I notice that my phrasing implies that Sherlock Holmes and mysteries are separate things. Well, in my mind they are. I have to have a fair shot at figuring it out for it to be a mystery.

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annathepiper
annathepiper
Anna the Piper
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)

Heck, my whole library is things I might theoretically re-read. Otherwise, why own 'em?

Hear hear. The whole idea of having a bunch of books just because they "look good" is astounding to me. The other day I saw someone posting in evident seriousness that they just did not get the point of reading in general, too, which is even more astounding to me.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)

And then you get the decorators who buy books for their pretty leather-bound spines. WhatEVer, dude. Not in my world.


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annathepiper
annathepiper
Anna the Piper
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

Yeah, exactly--the types who buy the books because they 'look good'. And who would pitch a fit if you dared to actually take one off the shelf and, like, y'know, READ IT.

(Man, the sheer idea of curling up in a comfy chair with a pretty leather-bound book and a mug of something hot and tasty at my elbow and a cat in my lap sounds beyond delightful right now... :) )


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fox1013
fox1013
when she smiles it's like a revelation
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)

Verbal abuse triggers adult anxiety, depression.

Dude, no WAY.

*shock!*


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)

*solemn* Well, they might have to do a few more studies to be sure.


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arsmith
arsmith
arsmith
Wed, May. 24th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)

It's the obvious things that most need control groups.


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bikergeek
bikergeek
Socially Awkward Penguin
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)

I pitched that to Fark with an "Obvious" tag and a "still no cure for cancer" headline. We'll see if they greenlight it. :-)


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emmacrew
emmacrew
Emma
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)

I think it's sort of funny that doll boobie dude thought he had to pain tthe nipples and add pubic hair for the sake of authenticity, but apparently has no qualms whatsoever about using scary day-glo hula skirt bits for the clothing.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)

It could just be that the nipple-less boobies look really silly to him--even more so than day-glo fabric. They do to me!


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emmacrew
emmacrew
Emma
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)

Agreed, but his pubic hair mods are kind of... peculiar.


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