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{ Monthly Archives } November 2005


Metaphor generators: TV research

Inside Jokes

Jenny and I have been catching up on our Smallvilles lately. I’ve enjoyed this show from the beginning, but the hemming and hawing around the lame-o Kent/Lana love stuff pesters me like a gadfly. Anyhow, on to my witty observations. Of course, the premise of Smallville depends on inside jokes. The show works well because […]

Rejected names for the kid

Saturday Morning: 4 Thoughts and a Question

Random 15

The First Mailbag of the Year

For others, it might be Thanksgiving parades or musak at the mall, but for me the first sign of the impending holidays comes when I watch (or more accurately, my insistence leads Jenny to let me watch) Miracle on 34th Street for the first time. Here are a few things I noticed this time around: […]

Get out the Funny

Some musings on my recent TV intake: The Colbert Report is funny. My favorite thing he does: “I’m putting you on notice.” Oh yeah, and it’s got David Cross on it! Mr. Show on DVD. (Jonathan Frome showed me a single episode years ago, so I added it to my Netflix queue when we subscribed.) […]

Spelling error inspiration

DRM and Steam

Katamari as Database Logic


What if Bush knew he’d take flak for nominating another white man to the supreme court so he offered up a nomination that a) showed he was considering folks who aren’t white men but b) didn’t have a chance in hell of getting confirmed? Then, when that nominee was shot down, he’d be able to […]