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My name is Alice and this is my weblog. It gets updated at times.

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Weird Al concert reviews
Monday, September 17, 2001 | 11:38 p.m.
Quote:

"One of the best moments in the show, for me, was during "One More Minute." Al, as per usual, jumped off the stage and walked amongst the crowd, singing his song of lost love and leaving souvenirs for some lucky ladies. Then he came in our direction, and I saw the look in his eye: he was coming our way. He looked deeply into Joanne's eyes, reached into his pants, pulled out a pair of silk boxer shorts, and tossed them to her, making her the envy of every Al-gal in the crowd."

How television affects daydreaming and creative imagination
Thursday, November 30, 2000 | 11:02 p.m.
Psychological study that concludes that television increases daydreaming and decreases "creative imagination", defined as "the ability to generate many different novel or unusual ideas." I'm looking for studies right now on the psychological effects of television, so if you have any, send them to me.

The Bagthorpes discussion page!
Monday, November 20, 2000 | 04:13 p.m.
The Bagthorpes series contains some of my favorite children's books ever, and they're impossibly hard to find. Incredibly funny books about a family of geniuses (well, they all think they're geniuses) and the ridiculous enthusiasms of the various members. My favorite book is about how the family becomes obsessed with entering contests, winning yogurt makers and the like, and ends up getting profiled as the "Happiest Family in America". These books are amazingly funny in that specific British way and I highly recommend getting your hands on them.

Answer to: What Are The Basic Plots of Fiction
Monday, November 20, 2000 | 03:54 p.m.
I've been pondering this a lot this week so it was nice to find the un-definitive answers at the Internet Public Library. I like this best: "7 basic plots as remembered from second grade by IPL volunteer librarian Jessamyn West".

M*A*S*H
Friday, November 17, 2000 | 09:59 a.m.
No, not the TV show, the pen-and-paper game from elementary school (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House- remember?). Gene has ported it to the web and I am a very happy girl as a result. I ended up living in NY, driving a pink El Camino (my dream car) and being an artist with no kids. My spouse is top secret, though. Hours of fun. My only complaint is that one of the most fun things about playing MASH as a kid was that the person you were playing with got to pick the "bad" choice in each category, which is absent here. That's okay. Thanks gene! [link c/o Robyn]

Hot Pussy Party
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 | 03:56 p.m.
What a tasteless title I have come up with for this truly bizarre site, a large conglomeration of pages all featuring cat heads on fake costumed bodies having party conversations. Yes, that's the best description I can come up with. As Moses says, "What's really scary is that I can't tell whether this was done by a little kid, or some twisted adult." His favorite quotes:

Pinkie: Moses yu haff madez me feel so special,I cantz waitz to gitz to knowz mew better.
Moses: I dink im in luff! Mewr so pritty in mew new dressz..Letz dance till da muzic stopz. whichz will be long timez..

Nintendo porn!
Tuesday, September 12, 2000 | 03:31 p.m.
Great article about bootlegged 8-bit Nintendo games. Quote: "The deal here is simple...play poker. Win enough, and they'll start losing clothes. Hmmm. Seems like all of these adult games have the same plot. It'd be much cooler if you could have naked chicks jumping on turtles and breaking bricks with their fists, but then again, that wouldn't be all that demure." Ha! Thanks to Glark for the link (and as always, I must pimp the high-larious Seanbaby's NES pages. Sean is the greatest non-gay gay man ever!)

Rock and Rollerblade
Thursday, September 7, 2000 | 10:56 a.m.
Today's new Onion AV Club has the funniest "Films that Time Forgot" column yet- featuring Airborne, "The World's Only Rock N' Rollerblade Movie." This cracks me up like you wouldn't believe: "After introducing himself to classmates in a speech riddled with indecipherable surfer slang, McDermott is tormented by suspiciously post-collegiate-looking classmate Jack Black, who derides him as a "fruity two-shoes" and labels him "Pretty Boy Maharishi," a derogatory nickname that somehow stays with him throughout the film." A ha ha ha.

Atomic Tonic
Wednesday, September 6, 2000 | 02:40 p.m.
Great personal site written by a woman from Boston and her friends. The writing is hilarious and witty, and they all use pseudonyms like "Nimblette Darlington." The Sublettor Story is hilarious. {stolen from mister pants, my newest most favoritest blog.}

Joan Jett!
Tuesday, September 5, 2000 | 02:07 p.m.
Saw Ms. Jett last night at Bumbershoot (Seattle spectacular) and it was actually really great- she's got this shaved head/dyke/androgyny thing going right now, can still sing and has a very punk backup band. The crowd was mostly hipsters, punks, dykes, and combinations of those three. Read the interview where she discusses shaving her head. LOVE her. LOVE her. Hope I'm half as cool at 40 (did you know she's been playing music since age 15??).

Etiquette Grrls
Tuesday, September 5, 2000 | 02:00 p.m.
A strange humor site which parodies etiquette advice columns, which isn't all that hard to do. Some of it is pretty funny, and some of it is so un-funny that it seems serious, which I think is the Opposite Of What They're Trying To Do. Better: the later columns, with advice like:

"We, personally, being Yankees and all, find Southern Living just a bit of A Trial, at least in the places we've been. But we're certain that there are places below the Mason-Dixon Line which are delightful. (As long as one doesn't Keel Over from the The Humidity.) And in fact, the EGs have a number of Good Friends from the South, as well as lots of Dear Devoted Southern Readers. And we also just love Zelda Fitzgerald! And Elvis, natch.

Whatev.

Big Miss Moviola
Tuesday, September 5, 2000 | 01:54 p.m.
Miranda July, movie queen/performance art/activist extraordinaire. Home of the video chain letter (including works from Tammy Rae Carland, Sarah Jacobsen, etc.), which is an ongoing project. If you're a girl and a filmmaker, send Miranda a copy of your movie, it gets added to that month/season/year's chain letter, and you get a copy of the chain letter back. For more radical/feminist/queer films, check out the Mr Lady video catalog (yes, they sell videos too!).

 

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