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Anybody Have Anything to Trade for a Recording Contract?

One Red Paperclip

He started with a red paperclip and he's traded up to a recording contract. He's currently taking offers on it. I've checked out some of the offers. There's pretty steep competition. Except from that chick who offered to trade the contract for a donation to the World Wildlife Fund. I bet she makes all the good deals.

By min | March 28, 2006, 9:49 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link

Listen, you little geek, i wrote those stories in 3 minutes.

If you had He-Man figures as a kid, you may remember that the original line of toys came with little books, where He-Man was a Conan-type barbarian. The later toys, beginning with Ram-Man and Man-E-Faces, started coming with comic books instead of little books, and in those the story was much more like how the cartoon (which I hated) ended up. The original books were relatively dark and mysterious compared to the comics. I was looking to see if anyone had put the original books online and i found this interview with the author, Don Glut. It's a pretty funny interview. The geeky interviewer just keeps asking all these involved questions about the back story, and the guy just keeps going, "Look, it was 4 tiny books i wrote for peanuts over 20 years ago. I didn't put a lot of thought into it."

(Don Glut was also a comics writer; i know him especially as a collaborator with Roy Thomas on Invaders and Captain America.)

By fnord12 | March 16, 2006, 3:43 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link

Web 2.0 or Star Wars Character?

I'm not even sure what Web 2.0 is, but i got a 33/43 on this quiz.

By fnord12 | March 15, 2006, 12:54 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link

There's always someone geekier than you, pt. 2

Justice League of New Jersey

By fnord12 | March 13, 2006, 2:18 PM | Comics & Ummm... Other? | Link

Smashing Orangey Bit

Jaffa cake.

I think you want one, too.

By min | March 2, 2006, 11:01 AM | Ummm... Other? | Link

Extra Grippingness

I read this, and it amused me.

Today, an old favourite rears its head, however - namely: how stupid are women? I've been pondering this ever since I first saw the Gillette advertisement for a ladies' razor whose main selling point was its bright-green, extra-wide handle. It was then that I realised that we might be lacking something as a gender if we were so clearly incapable of picking up depilatory instruments, let alone wielding them with the necessary dexterity, unless they were carefully designed with extra grippingness.

I would say that men and women are prolly tied in the "Who's Stupider" contest. I think i know why, too. It's come to my attention that the people who shouldn't be reproducing are usually the ones most successful at it. Go figure.

The most distressing bit of information in this article illustrating stupidity is this:

Last month Headline publishers had to repackage its Jane Austen novels in foil-embossed covers showing Regency love scenes, and bill the author as "the godmother of romantic fiction" to re-educate those who were under the impression that Austen wrote essays on hypothecated taxation.

(emphasis mine)
The fan fiction wasn't bad enough. Now they're putting Regency love scenes on the covers. Ugh.

By min | March 2, 2006, 9:37 AM | Ummm... Other? | Link

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