Monthly Archives: November 2004

Patience, Young Jedi

I’ll be back first thing tomorrow. I swear. In the meantime: A musical based on The Karate Kid. Here are the MP3s. They’re kind of terrifying.

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Musical Selection: Thanksgiving Edition

Here’s an entire album for you: What is Hip? Which features a bunch of hip-hop dudes remixing white-bread hits from the 70s from the Warner Bros. vaults. It’s not bad, and for some odd reason I find the version of Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver,” remixed by the Supreme Beings of Leisure, surprisingly compelling, and not […]

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I Heart Instapundit

I impressed upon the marketing people at Tor that they would want to get an advanced copy of Old Man’s War over to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, and here’s why: This morning, OMW’s Amazon ranking was about 150,000. This afternoon, after Glenn mentioned he’d received the book and put in a link to Amazon, it […]

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Music Selection 11/22/04

As proof that just about every song sounds better in ska form: “Sugar Sugar,” interpreted by Bigger Thomas. The Archies should weep in gratitude. Speaking of which, here’s an mp3 of the original song, featuring real live singer Ron Dante (you didn’t think Archie really did his own tunes, did you? Dude, he was totally […]

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Music Selection 11/17

Music selection for today: “Doing Fine” from Johnny High Ground (aka my pal Joe Rybicki), which is a very touching elegy for his father. Joe’s also posted a nice complementary of Old Man’s War here. The view should be tempered (as he notes) by the fact that not only does he know me, but also […]

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Musical Selection and a Livejournalistic Moment

First, the music selection for today: “In Time” by Kelly Hogan. Great voice. Second, I’m gonna get all LiveJournal on ya (not that there’s anything wrong with that — some of my best friends have LiveJournals!) and do one of those random “follow the leader” things — which I’m also doing today on By The […]

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Dayton Daily News Article

Gettin’ Old Media on you: I have the Life section cover story in today’s Dayton Daily News, in which I undergo a six-hour marathon of “Chucky” films as a lead-up to today’s release of Seed of Chucky. The story is here, and it’s fairly amusing. Be aware the DDN site makes you register to see […]

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Music 11/12/04

Let’s see how much bandwidth I really have. Here’s a link to a remix I did of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel Loved,” off their Exciter album. I’m not terribly fond of the original song, to be honest, so I chopped it up a bit, added some drums, and fuzzed out the synth line. Is it […]

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Music Selection 11/11/04

Another reader suggestion: “Plea From a Cat Named Virtue” from The Weakerthans. Told from the point of view of a cat who is surprisingly positive about the hidden qualities of his slacker owner.

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Book of the Dumb 2 Officially on Sale!

Yes, the second installment of this best-selling series, written by yours truly, is now available for your purchasement and enjoyination, both online and at your favorite real-world purveyor of books and book-like objects. If you have not already pre-ordered the book and six or seven of its identical siblings, may I suggest ordering through the […]

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Music Selection 11/9/04

On suggestion: “Coin Operated Boy” by the Dresden Dolls. This is what happens when you let your kids listen to too much Brecht and Weill. I will note personally that I find the song works better accompanied by the video (high bandwidth | low bandwidth).

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Music 11/8/04

“The Devil of Us All” by the Newbees. From their album Songs From a Dilapidated Apartment. It’s all about clever geeks amusing clever geeks.

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Unholy 80s Mashup

No, I won’t describe it. Just be prepared to scream.

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Advice

Come December 1, I’ll have lots to say and you know I’ll say it. In the meantime: 1. If you’re depressed about the election, well, you have cause. Take the rest of the week to be depressed. Heck, take the weekend. 2. Anyone still paralyzed by liberal depression at midnight, Monday November 8 will be […]

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Musical Selection 11/3

“Hello Hello Hi,” by From Bubblegum to Sky. It’s poppy, in a sad way. Or perhaps sad in a poppy way. Either works.

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Music to Vote By

My daughter, who is five years old, dragged her butt out of bed an hour and a half early so she could go and pretend to vote at the Kids Voting USA table at our polling place. Because she wanted to. If a kid who won’t legally be able to vote until 2018 can get […]

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Musical Selection 11/1

“Skullcrusher Mountain” from Jonathan Coulton. Album: Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow

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