For reasons that I forget, a couple weeks ago I was running around Wikipedia and I came across a list of queens regnant. It’s kind of fun list – I didn’t realize there were so many in ancient Egypt!
What reminded me of this? Well at work they changed the playlist on the store’s overhead sound system and there’s QUEEN on it! With one of the best songs EVER! Here ya go!
I think something died in my house, probably the attic. The good times just never stop! Who wants to climb up into the wicked hot, prolly foul smelling, attic looking for a nasty rotting dead animal for me??
I ran across an interesting article in the Christian Science Monitor via Kottke about a fleet of rubber ducks that fell off a container ship in 1992. Scientists have been using the missing ducks to track oceanic currents and things. It’s a pretty interesting read so check it out!
A blog I often read mentioned something intriguing – a “Netflix for books” concept called BookSwim. Very, very tempting… anyone tried it? What about BookMooch?
to Star Wars! Today is the 30th anniversary of its first screening!
Some events are scheduled to mark the occasion.
Did you know Harrison Ford wasn’t the first choice to play Han Solo? Here are some other men who were in consideration for the part:
Billy Dee Williams
and… Christopher Walken
Can you imagine Walken as Han?
And this article details the first time viewing by a guy in the UK. It’s entertaining. My college roomate grew up under a rock so she’d never seen them. When they came to the big screen in the 1990s we forced her to see them. It was really fun watching with someone who knew NOTHING about the stories.
Anyway, rock out space cadets!
My sweet husband sent me a surprise today:
What a nice boy!
So my husband’s been trying to get a phone installed in his new California apartment to no avail. The apartment complex is only maybe 2 years old and the previous tenants, well they never had a phone installed in this age of cell phones. So we’re learning that the apartment wasn’t wired correctly during construction! AT&T, er, I mean at&t, is disavowing all knowledge and won’t fix it, because now it’s likely a faulty wiring issue and they won’t go into the walls. So it sounds like the original buildling contractor is getting involved. Ha!
Then this morning I was expecting a phone call and went to place a call. Only to discover that the line at the house here in St. Louis is dead!
at&t hates us in two states!
What a pain. I am beginning to understand why people don’t bother with a landline anymore.
After seeing Plan 9 From Outer Space: LIVE a few weeks ago, I had an itch to watch the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Oscar award winning film Ed Wood. I knew I was going to enjoy it about 5 minutes into the film when, in the movie, a news paper critic said that Sarah Jessica Parker had a horse face. I mean, I’ve been saying that for YEARS, people!
Anyway, the film is funny and poignant and a nice tribute to both Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi. Definitely worth a rental! And the IMDB trivia on the film is pretty interesting too!
I have The Today Show on the TV (which, by the way, is kind of awful) but in passing they mentioned that a dead capuchin monkey in the Denver zoo that tested positive for…. bubonic plague! They also have some dead squirrels and rabbits infected there, too. What?? I didn’t know that was active in the US. It’s very treatable now among humans and animals.
Local blogger, Steve, has Joss Whedon’s thoughts on the recent “honor killing” of Dua Khalil in Northern Iraq.
Seriously, Joss is awesome. Go read it now.