Roadside America Dashboard Notes
Rather than something all lovey-dovey for St. Valentine's Day (see Dr. Tracy's LoveAdvice.com for that topic), here's Roadside America. I'm pointing to the webloggish newspage for the site, Dashboard Notes, but there's tons of useful trip tips all over the place. Check it out when planning your next roadtrip! They ask you to "Feed the Tree" by passing on new info for their database.
Monday, February 14, 2000, 08:06 a.m.
Girlfriend Shrines from Bluejack
I followed my buddy Bluejack through several online journal formats, but he's currently not doing one. I did enjoy this page devoted to other people's webpages about their girlfriends, though! "Do you find it disturbing when people refer to their dog as 'My Girlfriend?' -- Then maybe the internet is not for you."
Friday, February 11, 2000, 09:01 a.m.
Retro Magazine e-valentines
Retro Magazine has some great old fashioned valentines to send as e-cards. I think this one is a bit scary, though!
Thursday, February 10, 2000, 10:01 a.m.
Good (long) Topsy-Turvy piece
This review (but it's more than that) by Geoffrey O'Brien really puts the latest Mike Leigh G&S movie into perspective. "it's understandable that Leigh needs to put some distance between himself and the body of work he has so cunningly restored to cultural prominence. He knows after all that many will go to see Topsy-Turvy for reasons that have nothing to do with Leigh's impressive earlier films (Life Is Sweet, Naked, Secrets and Lies) and everything to do with a lingering, if decidedly attenuated, popular enthusiasm for the Savoy operas." (via Savoynet)
Wednesday, February 9, 2000, 09:41 a.m.
M2K -- Minshall Mas 2000
Peter Minshall has posted the info for this year's Mas Band in Trinidad. Interestingly, there aren't different levels of costume this time; all are the same. Traditionally, there are different costumes (with different prices) but this year it's "Everybody in zippy jumpsuits."
Wednesday, February 9, 2000, 08:07 a.m.
Dome now just a Shell
They are carving out the insides of the Kingdome, preparing to implode it sometime soon. "The crushed-up ramps will be pushed inside the Kingdome to create a cushion of concrete when the rest of the stadium falls. The heating and ventilation units -- each as large as a boxcar -- may be stacked south and west of the Kingdome to serve as a shield for nearby buildings." My sweetie definitely wants to be somewhere where he can see this live, but I'm not so eager.
Tuesday, February 8, 2000, 07:56 a.m.
Cashman on the New Economy
"But of course the truth is that most of us -- young or old -- still have a somewhat better chance of getting hit by lightning than of becoming ridiculously wealthy. (Although, in one of life's great equalizers, the ridiculously wealthy are more likely to get hit by lightning because they are also more likely to be standing on a golf course.)" I laughed at how his dad "encouraged" him to get a job bagging groceries.
Tuesday, February 8, 2000, 07:43 a.m.
Die-cast car news
At Vanguard on Saturday, Andy Hooper was telling me that I should be reading the Die-cast channel at CollectingChannel.com, since that's where a lot of his writing is appearing now. He also told me about a series of die-cast cars with dot-com livery, but I don't see that story on the site yet. So I'll link to this article instead. "Lion Toys is famous for its extensive line of commercial panel trucks, which provide a unique gallery of Dutch and other European commercial liveries." I just like typing the word "livery."
Monday, February 7, 2000, 10:29 a.m.
Quisp is back, says Andy Hooper
Andy (on the Toy Collecting Channel website) looks at the return of Quisp cereal. "Quaker was apparently cautious about starting the Quisp phenomenon all over again; after being besieged with demands for more Quisp from hungry fans for two decades, they could be excused for not wanting to go through the phenomenon again. But as with most human-extraterrestrial interaction, the truth is somewhat more complex."
Monday, February 7, 2000, 10:20 a.m.
Louis Prima Saturday on AMC
AMC has certainly strayed from "the best films of the thirties, forties and fifties" since Ted Turner took back the MGM film library. They still have some good stuff, though! A grand documentary ("Louis Prima, the Wildest", Sat 2/5 9:45 PM) and a feature ("Hey Boy! Hey Girl", Sat 2/5 11:05 PM). In Hey Boy, Prima sings "A Banana Split for my Baby (and a Glass of Water for Me)."
Friday, February 4, 2000, 08:21 a.m.
Love Advice Update
(Just in time for St. Valentine's Day!) Dr Tracy has updated. "We're not Swingers, but..." Bothered by His Past... In Love with a Hooker Dr. Tracy shows a good understanding of polyamory here!
Friday, February 4, 2000, 08:09 a.m.
Lincoln Sees His Shadow and Falls in Love
This shadow puppet play is one of the most fun things we've done in the Seattle Cacophony Society. We've performed it several times since we wrote it in 1996. Where else can you find all the February holidays rolled into one? (George Washington's wooden teeth narrate the play.)
Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 09:14 a.m.
All Songs Considered
I always enjoy the music on "All Things Considered." Now they have a web-only show featuring that music! Real Audio format, nice commentary by Bob Boiland. Check it out!
Tuesday, February 1, 2000, 08:02 a.m.