Archive for the 'quotes' Category

er: the end of an era.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Wow. I guess I hadn’t realized just how long er had been on as a show, until the retrospective and final episode. I was still a teenager, still in my parents’ house–Thursday nights through high school and college. Episodes that made me laugh my head off or bawl my eyes out. Just watching the retrospective […]

Well, /duh/.

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Turned on the TV when I got home, and the local news was on. Fortunate timing, otherwise I would have missed this absolute gem (And the emphasis? Is totally the newscaster’s.): [ A shot of a fat white dude, shirt doffed, big tattoo clearly visible on his chest. ] “Police say 45-year-old Tony Finch, a […]

Amused me.

Monday, May 14th, 2007

“Yeeeah, the only other information I have on killing evil elves involves the rolling of 20-sided dice.” So sayeth the hot goth assistant on Blood Ties (that horrible vampire soap opera on Lifetime that I can’t stop TiVoing).

Mmm, sugared liver.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

There are just some sentences you don’t see very often. It amuses me to collect them. From Cory Doctorow’s Overclocked, specifically After the siege, which is a rather weird little tale, even from him: “She fisted more sugared liver into her gob and ran.” This totally feels like something we would have written in our […]

Neil Gaiman is one of the good ones.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

When you are oddly awake, you find things on the internet which are whimsical and amuse you for many minutes more than they usually would. You also find other people on the internet, who say things like this in regard to that thing that was whimsical, like: “Which is a good explanation, but somehow less […]

24: season 6, hour 7

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Another week, another episode. You might have noticed that I’m behind a day. Ah, the joys of TiVo. It allowed me to keep a nearly-forgotten sushi date and say bon vonyage to a dear pal. (Bon Voyage, dear pal. And thank you. And good luck. And, damn, but I’m going to miss you. Probably not […]

Yeah, it’s those who don’t breed who are selfish.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

“But with a good insurance plan and Medicaid’s coverage for babies under 2 pounds 10 ounces, we were relieved that we did not have to pay the million-dollar hospital bill. This was not the time to pontificate on how our quest to have a family resulted in a significant financial drain on society’s resources, though […]

Damned disturbing statistics.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five […]

Menu for a snowy day.

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Working from home, it’s snowing. Soup and chili on the stove, cats at my feet (well, once they stopped chasing snowflakes out the window). Watching an old episode of Angel. So clever. “This is only the first layer. Don’t you want to see how deep I go?” (Fred) “In my time Nightmares walked among us. […]

24: season 6, hour 6

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Coarse commentary on this season’s 24. Again, not for the not completely-caught-up.