Zombie Bird

Was working on the weekend and I found this strange bird that was just standing in front of this big vinyl banner that was left out in the hope that it would flatten. She stood there for a very long time… moving very little. Later on I went back outside to find her standing under

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Cornetto/Nutty Buddy review attempt

Somehow I got obsessed with picking up variations on my childhood favorite (called something different, depending on where you are – Nutty Buddy, Cornetto Classico, Crispina, Sundae Cone… basically Vanilla ice cream in a cornet (aka the sugar cone) covered with chocolate and nuts)...

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FCC Listening Station

I was in Livermore, California a few years ago… and in the middle of a big empty field was a little shack surrounded by a metal fence, with a million antennas around it and a pickup truck parked on the side. There was a sign out front that said “FCC Listening Station”. I just...

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Rob and Lou and your whole damn crew

Back in October 1994 I went down to Austin, Texas to do a strange training gig in HTML at a long gone early eCom startup. While there I got to see my old Northampton, Mass neighbors Sebadoh. That night, after their show the lot of us (me, Lou, Bob, Jason, Flood, Jason Austin) went over

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neoloGISM

You figure it out… Although I really would not want to live with this as a driving goal in life; a goal it is… I’d like to enter more words into the english language than Shakespeare. For now, I’m pretty excited to be acknowledged as a contributor to the mighty OED.

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VOFE

Let it be noted, that on this day, Marc Arsenault did coin the 4LA “VOFE”… sweeter and shorter than VOMFEB… for “Vomit Out My Fucking Eye Balls”. As in, “that meeting made me want to VOFE, those people don’t know the first thing about marketing, they just learned some fucking buzzwords and now...

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Solsticitations

Let it be here recorded that Marc Arsenault did on this day invent the portmanteau word ‘Solsticitations’ as a catchier alternative to religion-dodging salutation “Happy Holidays”. Solstice + Felicitations = Solsticitations.

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Struggle in the Snuggle Factory

I couldn’t sleep last night… I kept having nightmares inspired by all the recent political tourmoil in Thailand and Mexico… I was convinced that it would somehow affect the supply of ingredients for more than half the food I eat…

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The Best Leather You will ever know

This has been a day. Quite a day. I’m freaking sunburned from being out at the Great Black Swamp Olde-Time Strongman Picnic all day in Bowling Green, Ohio. I’m in Cleveland now. The Indians just tanked and the streets are a sea of diverted traffic… mostly from the fleeing fans but also from the...

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Man Pulls Truck, City on Fire

Yesterday was quite an amazing day! Saw a car on fire on the thruway, watched Qigong Master Tu Jin Sheng pull a 15 foot moving van and I got a personal tour of his new traditional Shaolin-style training facility. The picture does not quite do it justice. A whole room of hand crafted traditional...

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OK This is pretty weird

Maybe it’s the hour… (really, it is not that late … 10:39 pm) but this really got to me. The movie 12 Monkeys. Terry Gilliam… Bruce Willis. There is a scene towards the end of the film where the stars are in a movie theatre watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. OK, yeah possible, whatever. I’m...

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