May 7th, 2009


ah, the joys of being sick....

The pills I'm taking must be taken every six hours. Because I picked them up at 4pm yesterday, that pretty much set it in stone: 4pm, 10pm, 4am, 10am. My sleep patterns are already trashed -- I woke up seven or eight times between 1am and 4am when the alarm when off -- so it's not as big a disruption as it might be because I'm pretty much pre-disrupted.

Anyhow, to cheer me up, j_steven_york sent along The Top 10 Rules of Space Opera. Enjoy!
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    "Ole Pigweed" by Mark Knopfler

Schott's Miscellany 6 May 2009

The first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued in the UK (1840)


One, I love;
Two, I love;
Three, I love, I say;
Four, I love with all my heart;
Five, I cast away;
Six, she loves;
Seven, he loves;
Eight, they both love;
Nine, she comes;
Ten, he tarries;
Eleven, he wooes;
Twelve, he marries;
Thirteen, for riches;
Fourteen, for stitches;
Fifteen, he tears a hole in his b r e e c h e s !

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
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    "I Will Not Go Quietly" by Don Henley

Marcus in remission!

Just got a call from the vet--Marcus's diabetes is in remission! We're to cease insulin shots immediately, and have him brought in next week to make sure he's still copacetic after being off the insulin for seven days.

But it's looking pretty darned good for the old coot!

Yay, 'cus!
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    "Sailing Down that Golden River" by Sarah Lee Guthrie
Simpsons KRAD

I never could get the hang of Thursdays...

Saw the ENT this morning, who said, "Yeah, there's an infection there, all right," and added steroids to my pile o' medications. The swelling in the gland has already gone down (it was the size of a baseball bat yesterday, which is why my PCP sent me to a specialist in the first place), and swallowing is much much easier.

I had lunch with bronxbob350, and then went uptown to check the PO box and meet with some folks with whom I hope to be doing lots of work. The PO box also had my contributor's copies of Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons, which made me happy.

Then home to do a bit of prep-work for the Great Shift of the apartment, as well as changing the cat-litter and some food shopping. Oh, and I also scripted about 5-6 pages of D'Argo's Trial.

The sad thing is, this is me taking it easy. *sigh*

I'm gonna go collapse now....................
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    "Medley: We Used to Know/For a Thousand Mothers" by Jethro Tull
politics, Kerry Edwards


Hannity Attacks Obama for Putting Mustard on His Burger.

Yes, really.

Apparently, this is a sign that President Obama is elitist: he puts mustard on his burger.

Sweet fucking Jesus. This is fun-making on the level of a particularly unimaginative eight-year-old.

Leaving aside the obvious stupidity of this whole thing, I'm well and truly sick of the notion that being an elitist is somehow bad. I'm going to quote Aaron Sorkin, who wrote a dialogue sequence of his fictional President Jed Bartlet giving advice to Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign for a Maureen Dowd New York Times column, which included the following bit of truth:
You were raised by a single mother on food stamps — where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. I’d ask them what their problem is with excellence.

Thanks to scavgraphics for the link and the outrage....
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    "Cruel Son" by Rusted Root
strange detractors

another Strange Detractors review

Lee Millington of Project Fanboy has reviewed Farscape: Strange Detractors #2.

Money quote:
Obviously there is good reason for things going crazy. We are told through high quality scriptwriting, which is expected considering we have the TV series creator in charge, while Boom Studios once again show their consistent skill at artwork. ... This issue is well crafted, with the high quality now expected from Boom’s TV adaptations.
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    "We Will Rock You" by Queen