|pennies for the geyser
||[Nov. 4th, 2005|03:06 pm]
The American Caliban
- theuglyvolvo has a wonderful office story that I won't spoil for you; just read it.
- Oops. They built too many of those stupid Hummers. Thanks, kniwt!
- everyday_people has a really sweet shot of some young musicians. Aww.
- I grew up watching European animation and loving it, especially Bruno Bozzetto. Someone has collected Flash versions of a few of his shorts, including the wonderful Horror movie one.
- Usually landscape and nature photos leave me cold, but Adamus is freakin' amazing.
- Using lots of "hip" 1990s design for the "kids", McDonalds is taking the McRib on a "farewell tour". Someone should tell them that their food is bacterial and not viral. Plus, the McRib has had more comebacks than Anna Russell. Plus, it's gross.
- The pharmaceutical industry commissioned a sub-Crichton novel about how terrorists use important Canadian drugs to kill us all. I am not making this up. Makes me wonder in retrospect how much Crichton was paid for Airframe.
- Totally cute little Famicom Micro will make Nintendo fans and all video game aficionados happy.
- Uh, someone found a SUITCASE FULL OF HUMAN BONES WITH A HAT ON IT.
- Religious conservatives who support the Republican party should know that the guys in charge call them "wackos" and manipulate and mock them.
- How to become an outlaw legend, high speed chase style. Not your average chase video. Wow.
- Welcome to sunny Southern California, where parents host "Pimp 'n' Ho" parties for their 14-year-old kids.
- Louisiana doesn't have the $3.7 billion that the feds say is "their share" of the cost of Katrina.
Yeah, I grew up with the books. Those and the asterix ones.
Hey, me too. And again, out of my head, pls.
You do realize that a new Asterix book just came out, right?
are cute musos.
2005-11-04 11:45 pm (UTC)
The only thing:
I've eaten at a McDonald's in 20 years other than the occasional scalding-hot-plastic-apple-pie-like-object is the McRib sandwich. It's so marvelously vile, my toes are actually curling right now as I type this. And, of course, there's the Krusty Burger analogue version which was discontinued when the creature they made it from went extinct: "think smaller," Krusty tells Homer and the others, "and with more legs."
That's because it's not the McRib, it's the "McGristle and Sauce."
2005-11-05 01:43 pm (UTC)
There's gota be a way:
To combine the McGristle with the McGriddle--surely they have industrial unipaste pancakes at the Golden Arches--and make some sort of unnatural non-pig in a non-blanket.
Or is Hallowe'en over?
I was hoping at least to save the banjoist!
I enjoyed the pic of the young lady buskers, but the one on the right bears a striking resemblance to Faun Rosenberg, no?
2005-11-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
"Faun," not "Ethel."
2005-11-05 09:08 pm (UTC)
Of course there's a farewell tour!
The irony (or lack thereof, actually) of the McRib farewell tour is that that was actually a major plot in one episode of the Simpsons. SNPP's Season 14 page
While Homer falls in love with the new limited-time Krusty Ribwich, Lisa enjoys the sudden popularity of being a spelling champ -- and soon becomes the state rep for the Spell-lympics. When the Ribwich is discontinued locally, Homer joins up with the Ribheads and follows the mystery meat sandwich tour around the country.