Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm
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Catching up on FB status updates (the funny or pithy ones)

Wow, it's been a long time since I did a sweep of FB status updates. I'm not going to catch up now, and will skip the ones that simply referenced an LJ post.

Baron Dave Romm...

Why do anarchists drink horrible tea? Because proper tea is theft! Stolen from Max G Bernard.

My friends have disappeared into the fog. They will be mist. Drizzled by Andrew Calhoun [Hmm... not sure I used this one, but it was in my notes...]

Where do baby cows eat lunch?  At the calf-eteria. -- Humor on a popsicle stick (last one... until the next time I get to the store...)

… mostly recommends Great Sun Buffet & Bar. 1400 Nicollet (across from Ping's). A decent and relatively cheap ($8) buffet from 11:30am-10pm. Haven't tried the "Bar" part yet. Chinese and Indian food; not the best, but okay. I've eaten there several times now, for lunch, and patronage is increasing.

Do they eat marzipan on Mars? I need to know because I'm stuck in a Cul de Sac.

* Wolfram Alpha is slow, but they get to it.  I complained, months ago, about the information on Antarctica, and they fixed it today and sent me an e-mail.  W|A is still a long way from being a useful tool, but they get points for trying.

The Possible Dream, a Shockwave Radio Theater sketch I wrote back in 1995, performed at Minicon 30 by Jeff McNair and Brian Westley (not the later version with Luke Sienkowski).  On the net for the first time! 

Another song I've seen two parodies of and not the original.  Life's good.  Cataloged by Deb Geisler 

Correct, if succinct, economics.  Wire transfer from Robin Postal White. 

The season finale of Glee was great.  Easily the best finale of the year, by my light.  Yeah, you had to suspend a little disbelief, but the episode excelled at what the show does best:  Put songs in personal context.  I don't think I'll ever be able to hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" in quite the same way again.

Today is the last day for a Little Orphan Annie comic strip.  I never read the strip, but the characters managed to ingrain themselves in popular culture.  Link includes the first strip from 1924.

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan gets drunk and mouths off, leading to his being fired.  The US beats Algeria to advance to the second round of the World cup.  A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits southern Ontario.  Coincidence?

... came in first at Trivia despite a frustrating night. We kept talking ourselves out of the right answer, and didn't know how many Lincoln-Douglas debates there were. But hey, we'll take it.

What's the difference between going "to the con" and going "to con"?  Is "con" a verbish noun like "school" or a nounish verb like the British "hospital" or is this just a fannish construction?

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