Okay, let’s take care of some flotsam, shall we? Sometimes you want to write a blog about a bunch of stuff with no obvious connecting thread, and that’s just not the way I like to do things. Oh well. Here goes:
1. FLEET WEEK was reviewed by the New York Times. When you read the actual article, it seems as though there’s no actual opinion there, but given the brutal invective hurled at other Fringe shows (“tangle of awkward clichés,” “side-splitting laughter is not on the menu,” “only partly satisfying“) I think we’re lucky to get out alive. Besides, with a little creative ellipsing, Lindsay can do this:
“well-written…’On the Town’ meets ‘Queer as Folk’.” – The New York Times
And if you ask me, that’s pretty goddamn good.
2. Remember how I told you about this entry, which has become the last trading post for Jarts™ on the planet? One of the comments needs to be reprinted here:
The Lawn Game Jarts was invented by my mothers uncle, Dr. Lawrance Barnett in Fort Edward, New York. Dr. Barnett was a Dentist that made his money in the Stock Market. The Jarts were MFG in his Barn for years. He later gave the Business to his Step Son, Robbie Barnett, whom had two Mfg plants in South Glens Falls NY. Even though the box gave all proper warnings a person threw a Jart wildly in the air, it came down taking a minors eye out. Against Robbies lawyers advice he settled with the people and set up a precedense and was sued by almost anyone who owned a set. It was and is a fun game and very safe if one follows the directions.
That, my friends, is awesome.
3. Oft-commenter Lyle, your friend and mine in Bangkok, is starting her own blog. If I had the link, I’d put it here, but hopefully she’ll add it in the comments section. By the way, if you have a blog and you want people to know about it, feel free to use today’s entry to broadcast your warez. Pretty soon I’ll get around to having a blogroll on the side of this page (you know, besides my family) as well as a FAQ for all you Nervous Nellies, Looky-Loos, Noodges and Buttinskis.
4. We’re starting the Ferber process in a few days; our sanity dictates it. Lucy is only a week past four months old, but we think she can handle it. The current sleep situation isn’t do her any favors, and it’s a wonder Tessa can still operate heavy machinery given her deprivation. These are the days, when you’re 25, you laugh with disgust at adults with kids. Fortunately, this is also the day I laugh with disgust at myself at 25.
5. I took Latin, but never came across this:
“post hoc ergo propter hoc”
It’s a great phrase meaning “after this, therefore because of this,” – or, in other words, it’s the fallacy “since B came after A, then A must have caused B.” God, I’m dying to use it.
Oh, looks like I just did! TEE HEE!!!