Wednesday, July 30, 2008

my favorite iPhone app review yet

(The bottom one.)

I'm going to give this post the "pimps" tag ironically, and the "douchebaggery" and "people are dumb" tags for anyone who would use this application un-ironically.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Alex Kass gets married

Just in case anyone's interested in the wedding of a fellow Blue Blue member:

Picasa Album

I realize now that I managed not to take any pictures of myself with my lovely wedding date, one Ms. Danielle Tumminio (although I did get one of our place card), but rest assured she was really there...

PS, in related Kass news, in case anyone did not get the email, DJ Canoli's new album is now available on iTunes as well as at several other online music retailers...

Friday, July 25, 2008

awesome, even though I refuse to tag it thus

I also note that zombies are frequently to be seen on Halloween; that I send you this link free of charge; that many zombies appear to have scars; and that this sentence consists of metahumor.

Also, Dani is going to Ikea tomorrow and I might go with her.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

meep meep!

...wait, is that the road runner? or maybe that's "beep beep!" hm. either way, some muppet-y goodness for you:

Monday, July 21, 2008

Peace for Country Music Lovers!

When I heard Jessica Simpson on the top 25 country music tunes last night, I nearly pulled over and barfed. Ew. I do not want her on my radio. And apparently neither does anyone else.

Let's just hope this new phase will come and go as quickly as her marriage.

Friday, July 18, 2008

we're not done with you yet, [dr.] horrible

Since I appear to be propping this blog up lately with my marginally informative bits of info, maybe you've waited to watch Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, like me? Because you have a bar exam to study for, or something? Well, wait no longer, because Act III (of III) is going up tomorrow, and it's ALL coming down Sunday (though it will be available for purchase from iTunes and your preferred DVD retailer). Seriously, it's SO awesome. If you liked the musical Buffy episode, or anything Neil Patrick Harris has ever done, or have sat through even one video-blog (vlog?) ever, this is for you.

And if I fail the bar because of it, it might just be worth it. (Though, really, eps are about 13 min apiece, so if I fail the bar because of it, that's pretty sad.)

edited to add: Part III is up NOW! go! GO!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

oh no, Steve Page!

Say it ain't so!

BNL singer arrested for cocaine possession.

Guess this goes under... things that blow? *rimshot*

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I've always loved Foxtrot, but today's comic is so damn awesome, I can't take it. I know all of the parodies but the last one...

Friday, July 11, 2008

wheeee coasters

Great article on Pennsylvania rollercoasters in the NYTimes today--watch the accompanying video, too. That Ravine Flyer II looks pretty fun...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

holy craaaaaaaap

So, I just watched a rerun of Cold Case on TNT (these ever-present procedural cable reruns are my guilty pleasure this summer), and it revolved around some of the characters attending Rocky Horror back in '77, one gets killed, etc. At the end, kind of cutesy, they used the Rocky Horror font to introduce the cast. Lo and behold, who played "scruffy diner head chef" who unwittingly employed a serial killer?


He lives! That is all.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Congratulations to ^kat^, but more importantly...

... bacon salt is pretty tasty.

They have it in Stop & Shops in CT. It's about $4 for a little jar, which I guess is on par with other spices and such, more or less. It's all sea salt plus various other spices... so no calories or anything like that.

I just had a bowl of popcorn with it and it was pretty darn good. I would not say it is 100% baconlike -- although probably part of that is that you don't really expect things that aren't bacon to taste like bacon -- but I'd estimate it as being 75% like bacon and maybe 25% like the barbecue stuff they put on barbecue potato chips.

All in all, a very worthwhile experience... I'm going to try it on some eggs in the morning if I manage to get up early enough.

If you all don't get around to trying it yourselves, remind me and I'll take it with me on our amusement park trip... if there's any left by then.

BTW, speaking of the amusement park trip, I hear that there is a rollercoaster-like thing mounted on the outside of some hotel in Vegas? Have people heard of this? No time to look it up now (I have to present my thesis prospectus to my committee in the morning... so juuuust enough time for bacon salt posts, but not enough for Vegas building coaster research). I mainly mention this so I can use the "rollercoaster" tag with impunity. Also, I have just started watching the Sopranos finally, and it's pretty good. And although bacon salt is pretty awesome, I shan't be tagging it as much since "awesome" is already overused.

I also bought bananas tonight, and I have an enormous penis.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

it's official...

...I have not one, not two, but three jobs lined up. :)

So, I'm still spending a year in Toledo starting in August. But instead of going right to New York, I'm heading to San Antonio, TX for a year to clerk on the federal appellate court (5th Circuit, for those of you keeping track). I just confirmed everything with the judge this morning, and it really takes a weight off of this week--otherwise I would have been in Detroit today, Louisville tomorrow, and San Diego on Thursday, with an interview in Jacksonville, FL waiting to be scheduled. I kept this re-application process to myself because I really wasn't sure how things would shake out, but I've been really fortunate, and I'm super excited--never having been to Texas before Sunday, let alone San Antonio, I had a nice Mexican meal on the RiverWalk, took a mini boat tour downtown, remembered the Alamo, and spent the evening doing BarBri flashcards (...yeah, my day didn't end with a bang).

Perhaps more important to you folks, there is a MASSIVE Six Flags in San Antonio, so maybe we can plan on that in summer '10 (or early fall '09)?

(And how have we not used a "rollercoasters" tag yet? geez!)

Monday, July 07, 2008


this is mostly for ^k^, who recently proclaimed her love for bacon on facebook, but I figured we could all appreciate it:

stay tuned -- this is just the beginning of salon's pork week! also, if you're not getting quite enough bacon-y goodness in your life, consider augmenting your pork-free meals with a dash of bacon salt. it's vegetarian, kosher and (I assume) yummy. who wants to try it on ice cream and report back (perhaps with youtube evidence)?