Snap Judgments for the Undeserving

Monday, October 31, 2005

Last-minute Halloween madness...

Do you have an extra pumpkin, lots of spare time, and are you a home star runner fan?? Then I suggest checking out the pumpkin stencil page that they have provided for our amusement.

My favorite one is of Trogdor:

If you haven't yet encountered Home Star Runner, this will make no sense to you, however you still need to go to this downloads page and listen to "The System is Down" ... it will change your life.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Happy Halloween!!

My Intern has discovered a way to have all the fun of carving a pumpkin without all of the pesky slimy insides (which I must say, I actually enjoy).

Happy Halloween, from me and my latest creation:

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

If I had a bathtub...

I'd get me one of these ... in pink of course. And one can only hope he would float just below the surface of the water.
Mr. Suicide bath plug:

Also, I think my Intern found out about the small dark tile cave that is my "shower", and is sending me things like this to taunt me.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Monsoon wedding

A couple of weeks ago, amidst an enormous rainstorm, the lovely Janine got married! There will be lots of pictures on Janine and Alan's site, but I thought I'd post a few in case you were curious about what it looks like when a goth princess and an evil mastermind get hitched.

Janine and some guy:

I was in the wedding, and the bear was not, but not for lack of trying:

This is my favorite picture from the wedding:

I was escorted by Davin, who was a good sport, and he even danced with me! There were also a whole bunch of Georgetown people there:

Including Steve, poor guy, who put up with me all evening:

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Jello, it's what's for dinner.

Hey! Did you know that the decline of Western Civilization can be traced solely through the use of vintage food adverts? No?? Well thank god someone has taken the time to write a book about it, and that my Intern had time to find out about it and present it for our edification.

But have no fear, you don't have to buy the book to be edified! You can see how Jello confronts the depression gratis online.

Quivering, and socially significant...
"Would Madame like the Jell-O this evening? But of course. Would Madame care to confront the fact that the entire family fortune was wiped out in the crash, and that the days of elegant Napoleons, fancy sorbets and delicate pastries have been replaced by Jell-O? But of course she would not."

Also to be enjoyed is: The Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables and many more...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Why guys should dance....

My lovely girlfriend Bridget is obsessed with the band "OK go"... and once you see this video, you may understand why:

*If this isn't working, go to their website and try one of the different versions

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Click this only if you are prepared to celebrate the Llama, and do be sure that the sound is up on your computer... you have been warned.

Thanks to Janine, for changing my little life.

Say what?

One of my most recent projects in conjection with school has been to learn German. This is going surprisingly well, although I'm not sure how useful this will end up being (I can say my phone number in German, but can I read an exhibition catalogue from Vienna?).

Now, I suppose I could just use a translator like babelfish and try to muddle through, but then my intern brought this (below) to my attenion, and I've decided that I may just make an effort in my German class after all ...

"Lost in translation" shows you just how accurate those online translation thingies are. It's perversly fun because it shows you all the stages of translation, so you can see where things go hideously wrong :)
Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar...