Posts Tagged ‘Groundhog day’

Screw that, get a tissue.

Harold Ramis dead.  This ranks up there with the loss of Leslie Nielsen in Lemur King’s world.

I collect spores, molds and fungus.

The man directed GroundHog Day, which is one of my favorite movies.  It took a stroke of genius to find the right balance between comedy, smug satisfaction at Phil’s fate, pity at the horror of his fate, and transformation of a vile creature into a human.

Thanks Harold.  RIP.

Any movie that includes Scott’s work or the work of Oscar Wilde wins with me.  This one won’t be applied to Mr. Ramis.

High though his titles, proud his name,

Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,

The wretch, concentred all in self,

Living, shall forfeit fair renown,

And, doubly dying, shall go down

To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonor’d, and unsung.


For me, and for me alone…


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I asked the question over at Aardvarks and Asshats:

What was the exact time and place where you first heard of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle?

It’s one of the more entertaining questions that you can ask of a physics person.

It’s all a question of how long it takes them to make the connections.  It’s a hoot.

About tomorrow…

Igloo image courtesy of Clayoquot under GNU CC License...


Ok, I’m a good sport.  From Aggie at Hookers and Booze, I was commanded to follow these instructions…

1 – Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use Photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
5 – Post it on your blog along with these instructions, and trackback or link to your post in these comments.

I may have added three extra words to the title of the band/artist.  Sue me.

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Happy Groundhog Day!


Leave it to someone to try to hijack an idea and control it.  When you start charging a grassroots organization to speak at it (to the tune of $100K – good job there, Palin) and charging $300-$500-something to show up… you have just missed the boat and hijacked an idea. People are TIRED of this kind of crap thinking.

I have to agree with this:

“It seems to me like it’s going to be a bunch of people who want to stand in front of our movement and lead it as parade leaders rather than being somebody who wants to walk with us in the parade,” said Scott Boston, member of Bowling Green Ohio Tea Party Patriots.

I say we keep it low-level and keep going the way we have.  You don’t need a bunch of controllers if the idea has merit.  It’ll fly without a bunch of people pulling a “for profit” move.


I happen to like the little rodents.

I admit that I do harbor in my heart a dark curiosity, wondering what the little buggers taste like.  Especially the one in our back yard that gorged itself silly on berries (mulberries, to be exact).  He heard a noise one day and could barely speed-waddle over to the fence and almost couldn’t fit his girth under it.  I’d never seen a morbidly obese groundhog run before that.

Tomorrow night I will be watching “Groundhog Day” for my 53rd time.  Love that movie.  It’s like the Twilight Zone forced him to go through cognitive therapy the hard way, only without realizing it.  (yes, that’s a contradiction)


I hinted to Enas in the comments (in the last day or so) that I had a logo that the Lemur avatar came out of.  Here is the larger logo that has my friend’s shark added.  For the record we were both lifeguards so that explains the suits.  Neither of us are Swiss.  This was a very fun logo to do.

A variant on that shark – she knows lots about those splitty-fusey thingies so it made sense to make a rad shark:


I find the expression “backdoor taxes” to be particularly apt.


Came from The Patriot Post…

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