Villagers With Pitchforks

The flaming torches were delayed in transit, sorry.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Vinland Ho!

God, I love Fafblog!

I thought I was gettin on the inbound blue line this mornin but I musta got the schedule mixed up or the routes confused cause this looks less like your conventional subway car an more like a Viking longship carryin a crew of eighty heavily-armed Norsemen. "Excuse me do you know the way to Downtown Crossing," says me. The Vikings don't answer, they're too busy sackin the coast a France. I don't wanna seem like a freeloader so I pick up a helmet an a spear an pitch in. We spend mosta the day lootin towns an villages along the edge a the Frankish Empire but I still haven't figured out where this thing connects to the commuter rail. What a confusing system! Maybe I can get some directions after we finish burnin Paris.

Friday, November 18, 2005

I rigged a tuna-fish sandwich yesterday

Twenty years ago today, Calvin and Hobbes was first published:



Since Bill Watterson doesn't do interviews, NPR spoke to his editor.

Calvin himself, quite the educational slacker, would doubtless be amazed at the depth of his Wikipedia entry.

The Cult of the Public-Radio Cranberry

Every year since 1971, NPR's Susan Stamberg has managed to sneak her mother's cranberry-relish recipe on the air just in time for Thanksgiving.

Well, perhaps sneak isn't quite the word. It's been set to music. Sid Caesar has read it on the air. This year Martha Stewart got involved. There's an archive of the recipe on the radio.

And of course, an illustrated, step-by-step fan site. Enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2005

From the vault

From 1995, recently resurfaced via BoingBoing:

If Dr Seuss Wrote Star Trek: TNG

Picard: Sigma Indri, that's the star,
So, Data, please, how far? How far?

Data: Our ship can get there very fast
But still the trip will last and last
We'll have two days til we arrive
But can the Indrans there survive?

Picard: LaForge, please give us factor nine.

LaForge: But, sir, the engines are offline!

Picard: Offline! But why? I want to go!
Please make it so, please make it so!

Brilliant. Read the whole thing.

Then follow the link to the Dr Seuss Parody Page.