Did you ever have one of those weeks…? And this is the point where normal people put down a list of the totally bizarre and freaky things that happened to them in the last seven days, knowing full well that, even though such things happen, and are freaky, and weird, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And Finally It Was Sunday.
When I went to school, yes, way back then, it was astrology- “You are definitely a Pisces” “Nope,” “but some water sign” “Nope” “Well then it must be an earth sign.” “Uh, if you’re playing this until you get it right, I’m born in the sign of milk.” That works … Continue Reading Here We Go Again: The Most Super Of New Stitions.
So now that the politics thingy is finally so overdone no one really seems to cares any more- and, like planning next year’s Mardi Gras- which starts- the moment this year’s Ash Wednesday done- in a hotel in Majorca with all the carnevalist “Captains” of the companies on board to … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: So What’s So New About This New Year’s Thing?
I don’t know what it is about Fridays- Maybe it’s just the fact that since everyone else is on the road that day, in up to two-hour traffic jams, or has picked up their kids from school at one pm and are at McD’s, before trying to shove the tykes … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Just Call Me Friday
Way back in the years I started studying literature, everything was deconstructionism. We even had one prof who made us a “tool box” Only as a paper diagram, of course. With bolt cutters, you cut the title off the article to see what it is worth on its own. And … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Reconstructing Deconstruction
And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?
When your field of study was comparative lit, your view of the world tends to be just a little different from most folks (Not that everyone else’s isn’t- Or have you ever tried to discuss a new film with a dentist? Sorry all dentists out there. Make that mathematicians. Oops. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?
It’s hot here in Gutenberg Land. As in hot, hot, hot hot. Which is the sound feet make when walking on melting tar, hot, hot, hot, hot, all the while jumping large holes made in the surfacing by cars trying to avoid the newly instituted “park the sides of the … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: When The Heat’s In The Feet, Then The Street’s Not So Neat.
As I am writing this: There are kids out on the soccer field near us, fans of the local soccer team, training to yell and stomp for each other, and hopefully one day get a place either in the local pom-pom girls. cheering for the pro team, or drumming, to … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Tech-Tock- You Are Collecting What…?
In case you read the above title, didn’t have a clue what I am writing about, and therefore squealed “Eeeew. I don’t think so” and went back to reading the news about political Armageddon, the above is from Dr Who. Well, maybe not the bit about the Eurovision. That will … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Slitheens, Raxacoricofallipatorian, And The Eurovision Song Contest.
Today we had a couple of hours off, and hadn’t gotten a whole lot of fresh air lately- oops- so we took out our handy-dandy public transport card- university to Rhine and all points east, and headed downtown. On the Rhine- Picture seven hills-each with it’s own area of specialization- … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Is Hacking The New Graffiti?
I read the news today, oh boy. Hey, it’s not that much after Valentine’s Day, already. So anyway, way out there on the heart- or heartless, front: Men, there is a Cyrano de Bergerac Bot now available to write love letters for you. Ladies, have you ever been in the … Continue Reading And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.
It’s the middle of the night here in Gutenberg land. The dark, spooky, witching hour, when wishes are made true. I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish the idiot route planners at the Frankfurt Airport, the ones who are trying to make a “branding” ie hide behind … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: In The Middle Of The Night
Yesterday, over coffee, a friend and I got into a discussion of ta da- the Id. Well actually, it started with the ides, as in- quick, stab me, I’ve got one of those classes- went through a progression of bad puns- ide-ology, ide-olotry ide- rather be in Kansas, progressed through … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: As The Id Goes Marching On
(Spoiler alert: if you go to this movie, your evening will be spoilt) Last Tuesday night we went to the movies: Dr Strange, starring two, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant actors, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tilda Swinton. You could have done swan lake with plastic swans on sticks for all the … Continue Reading Why Make A Movie With Cumberbatch If He’s Not Allowed To Act?
“I read the news today, oh boy…” Geek news. All about: an Octobot- one of those slimy wiggly eight-armed bots which are “completely autonomous.” Completely autonomous? As in you come home one night and discover that instead of cleaning the house and fixing dinner, it has changed the locks, and … Continue Reading What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?
Anyone else out there remember the late sixties? (Not that I do- my grandmother must have told me about it- I would put a smiley here, if I didn’t hate them so much, weren’t raised in an age where you thought about what people wrote, so that you heard the … Continue Reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”