Skip to content

{ Monthly Archives } March 2013

Tweets from 2013-03-24 to 2013-03-30

PCA/ACA and being busy http://t.co/QzUdl2LSrx 02:52:34, 2013-03-24 Tweets from 2013-03-17 to 2013-03-23 http://t.co/B2hDY3RKpb 10:00:55, 2013-03-24 Bit parts on / Favorite episodes of … the West Wing http://t.co/IcEqGKig6p 20:03:26, 2013-03-24 Wow. 4:27am and already long security lines at #OHARE #ORD. Give yourself a few extra minutes if you are flying today. #pcaaca13 01:42:04, 2013-03-25 RT @evan7257: […]

We are too serious to be having fun

I am in DC for PCA/ACA this week, so lieu of enlightening commentary or my irascible wit, here’s a picture of a bunch of children who were playing dress up before this rude adult herded them into a photo where they couldn’t move for fear of blurring the image.

Taking a dive

I am in DC for PCA/ACA this week, so lieu of enlightening commentary or my irascible wit, here’s a picture of Brenda Karr diving into the ocean.

“I shall school you in this ancient game of strategic asskickery,” says one genteel lady to another.

I am in DC for PCA/ACA this week, so lieu of enlightening commentary or my irascible wit, here’s a picture of some Korean ladies playing ‘Go.’    

Kosmin is the best one for mouth and teeth

Going for a swim…

I am in DC for PCA/ACA this week, so lieu of enlightening commentary or my irascible wit, here’s a picture of a boy getting overwhelmed by seaside waves.

The Supreme Triumph of a Popular Song

I am in DC for PCA/ACA this week, so lieu of enlightening commentary or my irascible wit, here’s a picture of a man playing a hand-organ for some kids in New York.

Bit parts on / Favorite episodes of … the West Wing

Bit Parts: Following up on my post earlier this week… Oh my goodness, I hadn’t realized how many people whom you would later see in more prominent acting roles had bit parts on The West Wing.  I’m not speaking about prominent roles, but rather the occasional one-off role.  Here are a few: Clark Gregg, now […]

Tweets from 2013-03-17 to 2013-03-23

Tweets from 2013-03-10 to 2013-03-16 http://t.co/pQPyBCC5aL 10:01:11, 2013-03-17 They Might Be Giants at the Vic – Nanobots Tour, 16 March 2013 http://t.co/neYEllhKOI 10:20:43, 2013-03-18 RT @sparklebliss: MT @kfitz: Great proposal: “Don’t publish; release.” Treat “publications” like software: develop, release, iterate. U … 10:10:46, 2013-03-20 Rewatching The West Wing http://t.co/1x04N8kcOo 10:46:43, 2013-03-21 Hey folks, check out […]

PCA/ACA and being busy

So I leave for DC to attend the PCA/ACA conference on Monday morning.  Between now and next Sunday, I expect I will be too busy to post here.  I will try, but it’s likely you’ll get only brief snippits until next week. In the meantime, here’s a cool picture from the Flickr archives that came […]

Game Hard (OR: Die Change)

A Good Day to Die Hard (GDDH) follows the adventures of John MacClaine as he tries to get his son out of some gangster-related trouble in Russia.  The film makes knowing winks toward the other films in the series, mostly along the lines of “I’m too old for this shit.”  There is one moment where […]

Rewatching The West Wing

I never watched The West Wing when it was airing live.  The first time I watched the show, it was running in syndication and I watched an episode every day with lunch.  I watched through the end of season four which is, I recall, when Aaron Sorkin left the show.  I never returned to see […]

The Zack Morris of the Pocket Calculator set

No (my answer to Slate’s question: Did Veronica Mars Ruin Kickstarter?)

These things come in waves.  This serves as a follow up to my essay from last week about the economics of copying and David Lowry. Sam Adams crafted this piece on Slate a couple days ago.  Here’s a key paragraph: But is it the dawning of a new day or the end of an era? […]

They Might Be Giants at the Vic – Nanobots Tour, 16 March 2013

They Might Be Giants played a great show at the Vic last night.  Being officially old now, we got there early and snagged front row seats in the balcony, where we had a great view.  A few thoughts: My first thought, on seeing the band, was “Wow, they’ve gotten much older.”  But then I realized […]