May 2005

May 30, 2005 3

Weekly roundup

My breadcrumb trail this week: Why-didn’t-I-think-of-that? Flickr knockoff tags, freaky-cool Japanimated snack food spots and astounding Rubik’s Cube art. [All via BoingBoing.] Author of the best list ever, writer of Onion headlines and a published New Yorker cartoonist? I hate you, Sam Means… [via McSweeney's] “Pardon me, young man, but I speak jive.” [via Urban […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

May 28, 2005 2

Shoulda/coulda/woulda

So many things (I wish I’d done), so little time (left). [Via Old Hag & Ed Champion.] Stuck with piano, guitar, drawing, writing and acting when they were first introduced to me so I wasn’t spending my big, fat, middle age catching up. Campaigned for Kerry. Visited Berlin pre-post-wall. Gotten out of advertising and into […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Oh, I have been busy and woeful, woeful and busy (not too mention woefully busy). However, like a good sun salutation or a stiff belt of Glenmorangie, Searches is a powerful antidote to stress. Breathe deeply, and relax… how to make drugs in your own kitchen (Yahoo) I can’t even begin to tell you how […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

May 24, 2005 1

If I only had the nerve

I have never thought of myself as a particularly courageous person. On the contrary, given the staggering number of painfully weird and/or wholly irrational fears I harbor (returning items without a receipt! making an unprotected left turn! answering the telephone!), I’ve always thought of myself as a big, fat scaredy cat. But for some reason, […]

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May 21, 2005 Comments Off

Weekly roundup

Here are this week’s happy landings. Enjoy! Rachel Salomon makes pretty pictures. (Via Mike Diehl, who’s designed more cool covers than you can shake a stick at.) Stealth art is everywhere. (Via Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting.) What Would Yoda Do? (From Giant Mag, via BoingBoing.) The amazing Grant Barrett introduced me to fifi. (via BoingBoing). […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

While I am busy sitting on my keister, not practicing piano, dozens of people are out there searching for knowledge… Kossack cheat mode (Google) Ah ah ah…cheaterskis never prosperski! eunuch sundance channel (Google) Okay, I’ve heard of the fragmenting of the cable universe, but this is ridiculous. fancy lala transparency (Yahoo) What the well-dressed overhead […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

May 18, 2005 3

Piano hack

I am a bad, bad student. I took French for over 12 years and barely speak a word of it. I spent six weeks and 75 of my hard-earned dollars learning to sew last summer, and my curtains are still not finished. And while it’s true that I’ve forgotten more books than many people will […]

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May 17, 2005 Comments Off

Sin City

Sin City is slick and violent and over-the-top in every conceivable way, from story to prosthetics to set design. It’s dark and grim (although not entirely humorless); despite its portrayal of exceptionally strong women, it’s misogynistic (the strong women are either scantily-clad prostitutes or scantily-clad innocents dressed like prostitutes). It’s every bit as cartoony as […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

May 14, 2005 Comments Off

Surfs up!

Catch a wave, kids! The best secrets are the ones that get told (see left). (Via Old Hag, from accomodatingly.) Seven deadly taters. (Via BoingBoing.) Get your art on. (Evelyn Rodriguez on her always stimulating Crossroads Dispatches.) Your rut get out of. (Via 43 Folders.) He loooooves to rent guns! See, I knew I found […]

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Oh, my babies…I know I’ve been remiss. Two whole weeks without an edition of “Searches”! Fortunately, the Googlers have been out in full force this week. Thank you, my little lost souls. May you all find your respective ways…just as soon as you’ve provided sufficient fodder for Friday’s mill. origin of word Happy (Yahoo) Sneezy, […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones