September 2006

For a nice giggle, check out’s American Military Operation Name Generating Device, which tosses off some terribly amusing, Fox News-worthy titles. My favorite so far is “Operation Grab Your Ankles and Prepare For Our Tension”, although in light of tomorrow’s matchup with Wisconsin, “Operation Very Hungry Wolverine” is right up there. And for those patriots out there, there’s “Operation Profitable Sweet Baby Jesus”. Me=cynical bastard. 🙂


In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a very special Diesel Sweeties.  And if I could figure out why the graphic wouldn’t link in full size…*sigh*

Would like to point everyone towards a cute little set of music ed programs. is offering a set of four “Phobia” apps to help with ear training – ChordPhobia, InversionPhobia, IntervalPhobia and ScalePhobia.  Unfortunately they’re Mac-only for the moment, but maybe if enough people send a little love to the developers, they might spread.  This looks like a wonderful resource.

Today, I bought a box spring, which means that I now own a bed that doesn’t inflate in the slightest. There is a nagging little voice in the back of my head whispering that this is, indeed, a sign that I am growing up. I shall now play Playstation until this disturbing moment passes.

Thanks to the power of the Internet, we have unlocked yet another secret Star Trek subplot. (via Susie Bright)


When the Pistons started to collapse at the end of the NBA playoffs, just as the Tigers were gearing up, I joked that the Tigers had stolen the “Detroit Sports Mojo”.  Now, with Jim Leyland’s boys trying to find any possible way to fall out of the playoffs as the NFL season begins, I have to wonder if there really is such a thing.  And, if there is, and the Lions now have it, has it been riding through Dearborn with a naked man?