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    Mermaids Going to the Bathroom

    Last week was quite busy.  I had software training all last week that took 50% of my time away from my computer.  I’m still trying to get Mermaid Story all macro’d, which consists of objectively examining each problem word and phrase (adverbs, cliches, etc.) and evaluating whether they stay or go.  Tedious work, and time-consuming if it’s for a 90,000 page manuscript.  So I’ll leave you with this thought I had this morning. The little mermaid must have wet her pants at some point. Well, think about it.  Mermaids likely don’t have a bathroom.  The world is their toilet.  Their bodily waste simply floats away.  I doubt they do it…

  • Donald Duck vs. Glenn Beck

    Here’s a really neat video starring Donald Duck vs. Glenn Back. I should note that I have no strong political leanings one way or the other. I find politics boring and corrupt. I’d rather study the nature of humanity as individuals or small groups. I find political commentators, on the whole, distasteful, fear-mongering, and I simply don’t listen to them. They’re as useless as sports predictions. But I posted this video because the way it seamlessly weaves dozens of Donald Duck cartoons with real audio into a plot/message is awesome, and I think it’s worth seeing. You don’t have to be a pundit to enjoy this.

  • Real Life WALL-E!

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, there is a real life WALL-E in Disneyland. If they can make this, can anyone get started on a real life Johnny 5? Please?

  • 400th Post

    Yes, I’ve truly written or posted some snippet of interest that floats in my brain 400 times.  I wanted to commemorate this occasion with some big list, or some picture, or taping bacon to a cat, but I couldn’t think of anything.  Also, I have no cat, and bacon it too precious to fasten to domestic animals.  I’m not made of money.  So instead, here is a picture, not created by me.  But let’s just say it’s a hint of the next novel I plan to write after Mermaid Story is done.

  • bad vibes

    Top Five Movies That Need to Be Remade

    These days you can’t get ten feet out of your driveway with running into a movie remake, either one in progress or one that’s already released. On the day that every single movie in a cineplex is an original film, not based on anything, not a sequel or a remake, I will futterwacken… vigorously. But while people talk about the influx of remakes and crap films based on movies or TV series that were popular in the 1980’s (I know there’s a Munsters movie someone’s thinking about somewhere), fewer people remember the movies that deserve to be remade. Movies that had great, original concepts, but fizzled due to ignorant directors,…