Friday, November 30, 2007

Peter Wood

This is my new boss.

More later, for sure.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


One reason this post isn't happening on Tuesday is, I've been pouring over food photographers for a little project here in between Slinging Shots. I've reviewed a serious cross section of food photographers.

Jeff Kauck takes the cake.

Scott Peterson tales the other cake.
Another reason?: Blogger has been glichy-er than A beta release of Vista.

Doing as bloggers do

Irene has bequeathed me this belabored exercise and, because I hold her in such high esteem, I figured I'd humor her.

What I'm (and I guess,my heir's're) supposed to do:

The questions below are all in the form of "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…". Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

— You can leave them exactly as is.

— You can delete any one question.

— You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change "The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…" to "The best time travel novel in Westerns is…", or "The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is…", or "The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is…".

— You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…".

You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable. Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

True Poetry. I think it's this easy: Copy all of 'em. Change one. Delete one. Add one. Answer 'em all. Repeat.

Fill in the blanks like so:

1. The best drama in scientific dystopias is: Enemy of the State.

2. The best bitter song in country music is: Blow You Away, by Robert Earl Keen

3. The best dead comedian in American comedy is: John Ritter.

4. The best moment in live television was: Nipplegate, for demonstrating (and exposing) the NFL for what it truly is.

5. The most erotic of all the salt-cured meats is: the bratwurst?

6. The most underwhelming actor in eighties television: Scott Baio

My family tree:

My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is Shakespeare's Sister.
My great-great-great-grandparent is Excuse This Mess...
My great-great-grandparent is Saying Yes.
My great-grandparent is Really Small Fish.
My grandparent is Mr Middlebrow of A Drinking Song.
My parent is Irene of Nonbillable.
My one and only sibling is Suniverse.

And now, I name Fox and Bill as heirs to the throne. Their pith alone should poison this gene pool to extinction.

Homage to Brian De Palma

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I watched a mind-boggling amount of football this weekend. For me anyway. I am not one of those ESPN9 subscribers. The fact that I've seen a few quarters of the Dallas Cowboys this season is cause for alarm in my wife's eyes. I was never one of "those guys" who sat, filling the couch with beer farts and wiping Dorito dust on my unchanged tshirt while loudly asking her to pee for me between quarters. not me.

However, I watched a silly amount of football on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I probably would have continued the effort today but for the grueling drive from Memphis back to Dallas.

Anyway, I only saw one commercial worth watching:

Bud Light Dude - Watch more free videos

This is not a new joke. But it is well told. The near-accident Dude. The Jif Dude. Waiting-in-line Dude. And the payoff wine-not-beer Dude are flawless.