Hugo House Annual Inquiry: Games

There will be few (if any) posts this week, because I am working on a side project: the Hugo House Annual Inquiry. But if you are a Seattlelite (or will be in town next weekend), read on -- this may be something you'll be interested in attending. Hugo House is a Seattle-based non-profit somethingorother that focuses on literacy and the

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Draft Clooney Movement Gains Momentum

Four days after its inception, the "Draft Clooney For President" (DCFP) movement has received a groundswell of support from democrats dissatisfied with the 10 candidates currently seeking the nomination. Martin Morch, DCFP chairman and webmaster of draftclooney.com, initiated the drive Monday after becoming disenchanted with General Wesley Clark. "I was a big Dean supporter before he got all popular, so

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Hell Mouth

The Queen: While you're paying bills online, could you take care of this dentist bill too? Me: Sure. [Takes bill] Wha-? Geoffrey Strange? Your dentist is "Dr. Strange"? Q: Uh-huh. Me: Who does he have as dental hygenists, the hoary hosts of Hoggoth? Q: ... Me: Uhh, never mind. That was kind of a nerd joke. Q: I assumed.

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The Quencher

When I first saw the USA Today headline reading Flame Retardant Found In Breast Milk, I thought they had found a natural substance in there that could be used to put out fires. And I was all, like, "Damn -- isn't there anything that stuff can't do?!"

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Letterman Is For Glovers

To understand this story, you must first watch this video [windows media player]. That's Crispin Glover on Late Night With David Letterman. If you can't see the clip, or you just want to immerse yourself in the sheer lunacy of the appearance, check out the transcript of the "interview" over at Waxy.org. Anyhow, I saw this episode when it first

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Designated Derider

At the grocery store.Checker: I'll need to see some ID. Me: What, for that? It's non-alcoholic beer. Checker: [Flustered] It is? Oh, uh. Well I still need to check your ID. Me: What, you think I'm a 19 year-old trying to buy non-alcoholic beer? Checker: [Recovering] No. But I won't sell you non-alcoholic beer if you're over 21. It's the

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This Looks Like A Job

If Wesley Clark wins the Deomocratic nomination, I think he should pick Senator Kent Conrad as his running mate. With any luck, the 70% of Americans who still think Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 will vote for a "Clark / Kent" ticket thinking they're gonna put Big Blue in the White House.

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Blog Entry … With Animals!

I went and visited my Grammy last night. We chit-chatted for a while and then got down to the serious business of watching TV. Grammy has, like, 700 cable stations, of which she watches four: PAX (the default), the FOX Sports Network (when the Mariners are playing), whatever station shows those reruns of Golden Girls, and Animal Planet. Tonight it

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Research Day: VPs and Teenage Girls

Can You impeach the Vice-President? I don't mean you, personally. Although, if you can, go nuts. No, but what I mean is: what if, hypothetically, in some bizzarro, alterna-universe, it was discovered that the Vice President of the United States was receiving compensation from a company that landed a bunch of questionable, no-bid contracts in a nation that the US

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