November 24th, 2006

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My stock of entry titles is on reorder

I am having one of those days where I would really like a lot of people to drop dead. On the upside, I am eating a really good sandwich (smoked turkey, mozzarella cheese, sliced greek and red bell peppers) for lunch that I made myself.

Happy Eating Day (and I hope you all had one) went relatively well--it usually does in my family, because it's just the four of us plus my grandmother and sometimes my aunt, uncle and cousin (when my uncle's family doesn't get custody of them, and it's more fun to have them for Christmas anyway). And those are pretty much the only people at every holiday meal. In fact, the only way Thanksgiving is different from all other holidays, including but not limited to Christmas, Easter, New Year's Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Veteran's Day and Arbor Day, is that we don't eat Johnny Ray's barbecue on Thanksgiving. (Okay, we usually don't eat it on Easter either. "The Lord is riz, pass the sauce.") If anyone rides in on the drama llama it's Sister Girl, and she waited until today to do that. And her chocolate pots de crème (topping: white chocolate whipped cream) turned out well. Of course, we're right back to the drama today, though.

More poetic spam in my inbox:

From: Eugene Green
Subject: shortly see my sin, with milk, and to hold the Lord.
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sapphires13: "And since the Christmas shopping season is about to begin, (Product) RED is a new initiative to fight AIDS in Africa. Various companies are making and selling RED products (which are not necessarily red in colour), with up to 50% of the profits going to The Global Fund. Products include a RED iPod Nanos, Motorola RAZR phones, Armani sunglasses, Converse shoes (some made from African mudcloth), an American Express card (only available in the UK), and a line of clothing from The Gap, (including shirts made in Africa, from African cotton, by African workers, who recieve full wages and free AIDS treatment)." I forget which show Bono was on talking about this (Bono is legally required to be involved in this kind of thing, you know), but he pointed out that they were trying to use capitalism to do good rather than just bug people to donate outright, which I thought was an interesting idea.

itshardtosay: "I thought maybe you could post something about viggorlijah's website shop for Riverkids going live. Proceeds go toward stopping child trafficking."

The Riverkids Shop

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I'm jonesing to see Casino Royale again, but my mother (the Bond fan and militant Clive Owenist, as you will remember) is putting up a surprisingly stiff fight. She's agreed to see it, but she says she wants to see The Fountain first. Unfortunately, The Fountain is getting violently mixed reviews, so I'm going to try to convince her to see Casino Royale with me and then have me go see The Fountain and report back. I tend to see a lot of good movies twice this way, which is A-OK with me, and this way she won't be pissed off if it turns out to be something she'd rather have waited to see on DVD. In the meantime, however, I bring you the Chris Cornell song from the Casino Royale title sequence, which has definitely been growing on me. The song, I mean; the title sequence was awesome from the word go.

Gunman arrested at Miami Herald building. Possibly the only article that will ever begin with the words, "A gun-wielding cartoonist dressed in camouflage..."

Paramilitary killer disrupts N. Irish self-rule talks.

Model for character talks about 'Kramer.' Also, hecklers seek apology from ex-'Seinfeld' star. And probably money. I would be willing to bet that O.J. Simpson sent him a fruit basket for bumping his name from the headlines, though.

Burns debuts new documentary, The War. And it's only fourteen hours long!

Feds: Linkin Park fan hacks phone data.

From telesilla, Penny Arcade's Child's Play: "In 2003, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, aka Tycho and Gabe of Penny Arcade, decided that gamers had a bad reputation in the media and they wanted to show that the gaming community could be as giving as any other bunch of individuals. So they started Child's Play, a charity that gives books, toys, gaming equipment and money to selected children's hospitals. They have no overhead; everything you donate, either money or things from the Amazon wishlists, goes right to the children's hospitals." Keep in mind that this is the webcomic that gave you the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory and "It's not for you!" They're good people, is what I'm saying.

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