Lemon-Scented Bivouac  

Fatherly and, eventually, teacherly blather. Also: graphic design, baseball, synthetic fabrics, jug band music and, lord help us, the occasional politics.

Friday, January 10, 2003  

Anyone with a super-sharp eye and nothing better to do knows that I get at least half my links from misterpants. Now I find to my shock that misterpants is closing up shop (until 2004, he says -- but that, to me, is closed). Thus goes one of the best sites on the internet. The archives are still very much worth a stroll, but this news still sucks.

  posted by Andy @ 11:21 AM §

Thursday, January 09, 2003  


Ordinarily, somethingawful.com usually lives up to its name one way or another. But you will have to trust me that their recent gallery of pictures meeting the title "The Greatest Picture Ever" is not only not revolting but is actually pretty great in places (my favorite is above).

  posted by Andy @ 3:14 PM §

Sunday, January 05, 2003  

On the road today D and I passed a shabby white little car that not only had "SET FREE" crudely stenciled on its driver's-side door but also bore a bumper sticker that read:


Although it's a muddle (who winds up in hell? the person from the past? or the present person with a past life?), I think the guy was saying: "Your New Age ass is gonna fry!" Which is what we want: a God who tortures those with errant opinions.

It also sounds like a decent chapter title, as in "Virago Afire; in Which a Past Life Comes to a Screeching Halt in Hell."

  posted by Andy @ 3:36 PM §

I posted a few references to the scream known as the Wilhelm over at MetaFilter, where I rarely contribute. Then I realized I forgot to post it over here -- so enjoy. (The Wilhelm is a cheesy stock scream from the studio archives that sound designers often try to sneak into movies past the director's notice; you can watch a video compilation of the best-of and read more about it.)

  posted by Andy @ 10:23 AM §

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