Thursday, April 29, 2010

And another thing...

Such is the state of music inside my head that I have found myself inadvertently creating a mashup of the Weavers' "Tzena Tzena Tzena" and the opening number from Damn Yankees. Weird, huh?

(As usual, linking to a show tune means a crappy high school production on YouTube. Sigh.)

Words, words, words

Shouldn't "lunatic" rhyme with "automatic?" I say it should.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I am a cinematic genius

I had the best idea for a film.

It will be a horror movie, released at Christmas, and it will be called 34th and Elm. The tag line for the posters will be something along the lines of "where miracles and nightmares meet."

It is sure to be a box office smash.

Also, it will be shown in theaters only in 3-D and will be available for purchase only on Blu-Ray. Because the future of cinema is, obviously, movies that I can't see.

Oh, and you can download it onto your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, but it mysteriously only downloads in Flash, so you can't watch it.

I am supposed to be reading for class, but instead I am dreaming up the Movies of the Future and baking muffins. I made 36 whole wheat strawberry banana muffins with whipped cream frosting. If you are near where I am and are hungry, please come by and eat one!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New friend!

Hello, internet friends! I would like to introduce you all to a new real-world friend of mine. Her name is Marjorie.

Isn't she lovely? Marjorie is a Mammillaria haageana conspicua, which according to my expert Latin skillz means "conspicuous saint breasts." She takes her name from prickly character actress Marjorie Main, and she comes from the wonderful Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley, CA. Dig your own cactus for 59¢! What you do with it afterwards is tricky though, which is why I did not dig Marjorie myself.

Here's another shot of her, this time from above:

What you can't really see in my blurry photo is that each of her lovely white spine-flowers has another spine in the middle, a vicious, yellow-brown weapon that will impale any curious potential interlopers who are lured by either her pretty pink flowers or her fuzzy-looking white spine-flowers.

I have invented the word spine-flower. It is not a technical cactus word. Also, her spine-flowers are not fuzzy. They are sharp.

Marjorie has three friends, purchased by the Mysterious X and our friend Musicolojill. Their names are Sylvia, Edna, and Edna, and I don't have pictures of them.

In unrelated news, I finished writing my Special Field exam! 56 pages in a week, all about queer involvement in musical comedies, approximately 1878-2010. If I pass my defense on Thursday, I will officially be allowed to start writing my dissertation proposal! Huzzah (I hope)!

Friday, April 9, 2010

As coroner, I must aver

Meinhardt Raabe is really most sincerely dead. When I was little I wanted to be him. I was a strange little boy.

Adieu, Mr. Raabe.