Archives for the month of: November, 2010


Happy (almost) Winter!


Someone put that phrase into Google November 5th and ended up on our site, WordPress Site Stats lets me know. I yelled it over to Sam— her response? “Oh yeah… I think they’re TV characters. On a British show? Gay males.”

I tried it in Google but ended it up with nothing but the creepy (“MySpace – Devin {R.I.P. Sam, I love you, always} – 26 – Male “) and the pointless (“THE DEVIN’S ADVOCATE: WHAT WILL SAM RAIMI LEARN FROM DRAG ME TO HELL?“). Our brand identity remains intact.

Anyway, Googling yourself is so 00s. Everybody in the 10s knows the cool thing to do on the Internet is watch Al Jazeera documentaries:

This one’s about Indonesian sulfur laborers who battle raging heat and choking fumes to gather 100 kilogram loads from the mouth of an active volcano. It’s totally mesmerizing— well before the Johnnie Walker and Bon Jovi conversations.

Meanwhile, Anak Krakatoa, the new island growing in the crater left by the massive 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, has joined the list of active Indonesian volcanoes. It grows an average of a little over the height of a giraffe a year.

But, uh, er, yep— there’s your problem right there.

I mean— “DOJ amicus curiae brief against gene patenting!” Awesome; it’s great to see a sudden government break with tradition… maybe a lame duck shot across the bow?

Physicist prices sustainable Martian colony at $150 billion!” Cool; in high school, I wanted to write letters to dot-com insta-millionaires arguing they establish lasting fame through interplanetary colonization.

GOP leaders set sites on next target— Sarah Palin!” Haha; that is D-U-M dumb. Unless their goal is to make her more powerful than ever, crucifying her is probably the easiest way to energize her base.

War with Iran will save economy, Obama presidency!” Gr— wait, what? Excuse me?

Republican Senate candidates vocal with doubt for both anthropogenic global warming or even climate change whatsoever.” Well… anyway. The point was it’s not “all” shit.