Oh, the incredible miscellany of it all; Who I’m reading these days
Yesterday I saw the new Indiana Jones movie with Jukebox JT and his wife, and the seeing and the talking after was fun, but the movie is not, uh, good. But I don’t want to talk about that. I’ve got a backlog of stuff to mention. Ready? Go!
I used to work with Electromute, I thought of myself as older and wiser — very big-brotherly, then my life imploded and we were just friends. But this post she recently blogged (after not blogging, like, ever) makes me feel proud of her in that familiar big bro way.
Leah is still in Colombia and has no flickr access and spotty internet, but still managed to post some photos and words. Awesome! Miss her a lot but hope she’s having a great time.
Undercover Black Man has blogged a third time about the UK band Black Kids and it’s about time I posted the video: I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend I like from them. I just sent it to my pal Erin with the subject “Like the Cure with a better sense of humor, also cuter”:
I kid. I still like the Cure pretty well.
John Scalzi‘s take on the current election cycle is enjoyable.
Oh, and I’m happy that Obama is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. VERY happy.
Paul Kedrosky is a financial guy who I enjoy reading — he posted a video of a TV piece that featured talking about the 2-for-1 housing deal.
Nick Mamatas continues to make me laugh — this one Some some some I some I murder some I some I let go — I’ve read it several times, and showed it to Leah. Becuase sometimes, it’s not about the art, it’s about getting paid. Actually, it reminded me of this post: An Amusing Bit of Unnecessary Encouragement from Scalzi.
Speaking of money, it’s been two weeks since I’ve gotten a paycheck. The dayjob is so funny. They seem not to manage transitions very well. They get very predictable in when the checks get cut (I invoice weekly), then they’re simply not. Thank God Leah and I have built up an emergency fund for when they get goofy. I also like that they’ve started to feel guilty when they have these hiccups.
I’ve been reading this blog, from a local SEO company. Mostly it’s overly verbose, but this post has a nice summary of a conference session: Diagnosing Web Site Architecture Issues from the Search Marketing Expo: SMX Advanced 2008held in Seattle this week. Good links to useful tools.
Also, why aren’t you reading Cat and Girl? Still my favorite webcomic.
Another webcomic: Dumm Comics is new, but daily during the week, and funny. It’s an anthology and a clever idea. My favorite is Katie Rice‘s Skadi.
I continue to look forward to the Watchmen movie. Evidence: here and here. At the very least it looks excellent.
That’s all the misc I can fit into the past hour, so that’ll have to do it.
What are you reading these days? What’s got you thinking and laughing? Please post it in the comments!
June 6, 2008 11:26am
The DILBERT web site now has a MASHUP section where readers can post their own punch-lines.
If only the unfunny comic strips would do this. 🙂
June 6, 2008 10:14am
I thought Indiana Jones was OK. Not great, but we had fun with it. It’s still Indiana Jones.
Right now I am super into the Winged Migration DVD, that is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.
June 6, 2008 9:32am
You have lots. Nice blogroll you have there (and I’m not saying that just because I seem to be on it at the moment). 🙂
June 6, 2008 8:47am
Thanks for the props, Joe. The blog was a long time in coming. I certainly have a great blogger role model.