Monthly Archives: March 2005

Album of the week

Prodigy – Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

Lately I’ve been on this mellow yuppie downtempo electronica kick that is my generation’s equivalent of easy listening. Stuff like Morcheeba, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation, etc. So I finally shocked some sense into me with the latest Prodigy offering. Yum!! Very brash and catchy. Only Prodigy can take riffs from Love Buzz (remember Nirvana’s Bleach?) and Michael’s Jackson’s Thriller and turn them into something new and interesting. finding

Full of vitamins, full of goodness.

The Spinach House is coming to Roanoke!

I gets lonely livin’ in the country

On Feb 6th, Kathryn, Iris, and I were headed towards Snowshoe for our little weekend ski trip. Near Covington, we exited I-64 and stopped in a Subway to get some sandwiches. While waiting in the car with Iris, I spotted something out of the corner of my eye painted on the side of a nearby train car. Several double-takes later, I took this picture:

Yes, it says “Do not hump”. Yes, I still have an immature brain, causing me to laugh like a 12-year old upon seeing this. And, yes, there is a good reason for such an obscure warning: (link)

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An interesting twist of an overplayed theme:

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He’s a g**damn f***ing poet!

An interesting poetic line from Josh:

“I have several crutches and they are all mine. Some are plated with gold and some are silken fine.”

Word of the day

octothorpe (noun): Another name for the telephone handset symbol #.

Apparantly, there are never enough words for things. Back in MY day, we would just grunt and scratch ourselves. And we LIKED it!

Spiritual Humanism

Finding Secular Humanism a tad too ego-centric, I had a look at There, you can “become an ordained member of the Spiritual Humanist clergy for FREE”. Strange that this is the very first thing on the page that you see – I guess this is the hook! Alas and alack, there are some significant powers a Spiritual Humanist clergymember simply does not enjoy, as mentioned in the FAQ on the site:

You are prohibited from performing ceremonies that involve exorcism, circumcision and animal sacrifice.

What, all at once?!? Damn!!! What a party that would be!

Understatement of the year

"When you see the water going down, this is not so much a good
 idea to go and collect beautiful shells."

 - Alexander Rabinowitch of the University of Moscow during a
   videoconference on tsunamis at the Pacific Geoscience Centre,
   Vancouver Island in March 2005.

All Hail Bob!

This is for Josh, who recently joined the Church of the SubGenius