Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve Been Thinkin’ 1

When I took the GRE, I signed up for the “search service” that allows the testing board to send my info to various graduate schools so they can attempt to recruit me and/or offer me scholarships. Which is fine with me, since if someone wants to offer me free grad school, I’m all ears. I ...

Twaddle 2

Since I clearly don’t already have enough outlets for my one-liners on the internet between this creaky old blog and Facebook, I broke down and started posting on Twitter. Like most internet things I eventually get into, I resisted for quite a while, not quite seeing the point of it until some of my friends ...

A New Year’s Excursion

Garfield Minus Garfield My friends Jessica and Dan were kind enough to invite me along when they wound up with an extra ticket to today’s Rose Bowl. The only difficulty was that Northwestern was playing in the Outback Bowl at 8am, and the Rose Bowl was in Pasadena at 1:30pm. I initially figured I’d just ...

Resolved

I haven’t actually managed to make New Year’s Resolutions in a couple of years. I was so tied up in Chaplin being sick last year that all I could manage to get out was this post, a sentiment I’m tempted to share again this year. For some reason, though, I’m not as angry. Probably helps ...

Happy Holidays!

And now, in honor of the holidays, a slideshow of some of my (heavily, heavily cropped due to all the cars coming through) photos from the LA DWP’s Light Festival: Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Full sizes of everything can be found at Flickr – I realize some of the cropping doesn’t make for ...

Because The Bachelor Isn’t Stupid Enough 6

I’m a little behind the times on this one, but while I was actually working for a couple of days last week (helping my union set up and tear down their holiday party), one of the oddest reality show concepts to actually make it to air got thrown at the screen last week. I speak, ...

A Much More Interesting Story

I was watching a documentary in ESPN’s excellent 30 for 30 series about the University of Miami’s football program in the 80’s and early ’90s, and like many documentaries, there were a few shots of newspapers of the day, with the stories related to the program highlighted. In one instance, however, I was much more ...

Even The Graphics Department Was Surprised

A screencap from the Northwestern Online Store, who were apparently just as surprised as the rest of us by the upgrade to the Outback bowl: To be fair, the email they sent out that I clicked on to get to that page had the properly photoshopped hat with the Outback logo on it….though all the ...

Pretty Pictures 2

The first, both pretty and telling, comes courtesy of the New York Times’ photography blog’s feature on Dubai. Lauren Greenfield, who had mostly been documenting the way the recession hit here in the States, went over to Dubai and snapped this telling shot: The juxtaposition of the impotent palm tree next to an empty McMansion, ...

Fun From My Hometown Paper

The Washington Post has came up with a couple of doozies – the first being one of my personal favorite corrections of all time, which has already made its way around the internets a couple times for its sheer ridiculousness. The second contains one of my favorite kicker quotes in a while: “I’ve been on ...