May 22nd, 2005

The Booblegger

Coming soon, from the twisted mind of Clive Barker, the strange imagination of Stephen King, and the frightening vision of newcomer Mark Z. Danielewski…

This summer, fear The Booblegger!

Watch out; he’s coming to boob you.

During dinner, we watched a news segment on bootlegged copies of the new Star Wars film. It sounded like the reporter said “booblegger” and this is more or less the joke I made out of it. It’s not very funny now, I know, but maybe it’ll give me (or you) and idea for a story later. I tried drawing a picture of it, but it looked too pathetic.

Sleek and Sexy

After reading a Bayoshpere article, I started to write a comment that took on a life of its own. It grew to something more sophisticated than a mere comment, yet too meager to claim “Article” status. And, because of some foolish phpMyAdmin rummaging by yours truely, I’ve had to recreate this entry based on my recollection of what I was thinking this afternoon. A shorter version of this idea appears elsewhere. I present the unedited (and reimagined) version here. Subject: iPod.
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Using Rodin?

The Set Up
You’ve just written a terrible blog post. It’s so bad that you don’t ever want the public to see it. You consider whether or not you should simply stop writing for fear of another creation like this word-ladden monstrosity, a verbal Frankenstein’s monster–only not as smart. You even eye the knives with a notion to chop off your–no, too extreme. It’s really bad, though. Your mother would blush and your best friend would be embarrassed to say she knows the author. It’s trash, really, and you want it gone forever, with not so much as a hint of it around. But you’re not using WordPress; you’re using Rodin, a small but functional CMS that worked perfectly for your little side project. So now what?
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