Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Samhain wrap-up

And another Halloween comes to a close. Mom prepared a great food spread. Taking the kids out trick or treating was a blast. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the Halloween-themed episode of "The Office" played on TV. It's late and I'm sugar crashing right now, so I'll let the pictures speak (mostly) for themselves.

Yours truly as 4-Micah*. Get it? Get it?

My nephews. For tonight only they were given permission to say "lady, obviously you don't know your shit from Shinola" if someone couldn't figure out their costumes.

Spydrz as a Duke lacrosse player. Broomstick and rapist stigma not included.

My sister's fam (left to right, from bottom): Raggedy Ann, Lil' Jack-O-Lantern, Raggedy Ann, Off-Duty Vice Principal.

See y'all in November.

*This is not the costume I planned on wearing. I'll save that one for next year.

Happy Halloween

I have no idea where I found this picture.

Which do you choose: tricks and treats or the Great Pumpkin?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Micah World Top 25

Here they are, the top 25 songs burning up my iPod (as of 10.30.06):

1. "More Than a Feeling" - Boston
2. "Just Like Heaven" - Katie Melua
3. "Someday" - Anya Marina
4. "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
5. "Oliver's Army" - Elvis Costello
6. "God's Cop" - Happy Mondays
7. "Knock Yourself Out" - Jon Brion
8. "Nine Million Bicycles" - Katie Melua
9. "Lump" - The Presidents of the United States of America
10. "P Control" - Prince
11. "Adrenaline!" - The Roots
12. "How To Be Dead" - Snow Patrol
13. "Kyle Quit the Band" - Tenacious D
14. "Mr. Bad Example" - Warren Zevon
15. "Bank Job" - Barenaked Ladies
16. "Call Me Calmly" - Barenaked Ladies
17. "If You Find Yourself Caught in Love" - Belle & Sebastian
18. "Funny Little Frog" - Belle & Sebastian
19. "Jesusland" - Ben Folds
20. "Lua" - Bright Eyes
21. "Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced" - Dropkick Murphys
22. "Two Pink Lines" - Eric Church
23. "Yours and Mine" - Fountains of Wayne
24. "Cold Beverage" - G. Love & Special Sauce
25. "Do It Better" - Happy Mondays

"P Control" continues on its blitzkrieg since the last chart. And I've listened to a lot of Happy Mondays and Belle & Sebastian.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Why I love Halloween Part II

Might as well make this post a tradition...


Because for one day out of the year, nearly all women dress like prostitutes.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Since it's the season and all...

How about a very polite vampire*?

Someone should tell her that vampires have recently been proven to be mathematically impossible.

*I think she's been drinking.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I'm rooting for Detroit

Casey at bat.

I don't really care about the World Series this year, but I'm pulling for Detroit because of one man: University of Richmond Hall of Famer Sean Casey.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I'm going to be a Big Brother All-Star

Today - and with neither explanation nor warning - there were cameras installed over the two cubicles we temps are working at. Looks like I'll have to put my pants back on when I'm working*.

*I can't take credit for that line. Props go to fellow temp Bill.

Monday, October 23, 2006

October TV rocks my world

The single biggest WTF Moment in celluloid history.

I love television programming in October. AMC is airing wall to wall horror movies. Turner Classic Movies is doing theme nights of the classics (The Undead night is on the 27th, FYI). And, of course...It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Add Halloween-themed episodes of my favorite shows and I'm good until Christmas.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Office chatter

Tonight's episode of "The Office": "Initiation"

Dwight takes Ryan out for his first sales call and gives him a series of challenges along the way.


Crush of the Week: Rashida Jones

This week's Crush is actress Rashida Jones, who is currently shaping up to be Pam's romantic rival for Jim on "The Office".

a.k.a. KarentheJimSlayer

Could you imagine just how cool it would be to have the guy who wrote the theme to "Sanford & Son" as your father?!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The glorious return of the Hump Day News Round-Up (enhanced!)

  • MW Crush of the Year 2005 Scarlett Johansson is recording her first CD - an album of Tom Waits songs. Hell, it sounds cool, but even if it is of Lohan quality, I'll be buying it just for the booklet.

  • The Japanese (of course) have developed a wine tasting robot. At least when the machines become self-aware, they'll be useful at dinner parties. Not that we'll be invited.

  • Finally, some good news: social drinkers earn more than non-drinkers. I will be alerting my temp agency in the morning.

Things I bought at Wal-Mart this evening

All for under $15:And as I was driving away through the parking lot, my iPod shuffled to Ben Folds' "All U Can Eat". Nice.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Some pretty twisted TV

MW recommendation: "Dexter" on Showtime. I watched the first two episodes* this evening and am hooked. Bascially, the guy from "Six Feet Under" plays a forensics specialist by day, serial killer by night (but he only kills bad guys). It's kind of gruesome, but a lot of dark fun.

It makes me want to read the novel that the show is based on.

*Both of which are available as free streams at the provided link.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Normally, I'd just post a link, but I felt compelled to embed this sucker.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Office chatter

Tonight's episode of "The Office": "Grief Counseling"

Michael forces his staff to attend grief counseling after the death of his former regional manager.


We can smell our own

Just because I, too, am desperate, doesn't mean I'm like this guy. Even though I have little game, I hope it is better than his.

And since I'm in a YouTube mood: the stoned professor

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Expenses recouped

As I was driving to work this morning, a middle-aged woman in a volvo pulled up right next to me, tooted her horn, and waved enthusiastically. Then she passed me. Turns out, she had University of Richmond license plates, too.

That little exchange made my mush plates worth the cost and all of the DMV hassle.

You just know that she's going to tell her co-workers, husband, kids, and pastor about those kick-ass, stick-it-to-Cooper tags she saw this morning.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Crush of the Week: Aisha Tyler

This week's Crush is former "Talk Soup" hostess, "24" villian, and poker player Aisha Tyler.

Lately, she's filled in for the recovering Roger Ebert a couple of times and did a good job.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Man, I need to start reading The Onion again

For some reason, it's been quite a while since I last went to The Onion* - one of my favorite sites. Today I ventured there and laughed my ass off. Yeah, there's the usual funny articles ("Proud Cystic-Fibrosis Foundation Doesn't Need Your Charity"), but one in particular had me howling: "Retired S1Ws Recalled To Active Duty". Hilarious. A choice passage:

"I got a letter from the P.E. the other day," said James Bomb, 46, also a former S1W. "I opened it, and read it, and said they were suckers. They want me for their army or whatever? Picture me giving a damn - I said 'Never.'"

They even managed to work in my favorite PE phrase: cold lampin'. Sure, the article requires some knowledge of Public Enemy to truly get the humor. Luckily, I have that.

*I am, however, an avid listener of The Onion Radio News podcast. Excellent stuff.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"You've got to see the ba-by."

It's alive.

I'm an uncle (again). On Friday my sister popped out another kid: Owen Keith (9 lbs. 7 oz.!)...

...which means Sadie will be twice as neglected now.

I think it's karma for NYC's potential trans fat ban

The Yankees - the only MLB club that I actively root against - will not advance to the World Series (again). Sweet.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Office chatter

Tonight's episode of "The Office": "The Coup"

Angela pushes Dwight to take action against Michael.


"You know the guy who can pick up any girl? I'm him. On crack."

The best movie of the year is finally out on DVD. Buy it. Watch it. Love it.

Back and ready to hug it out (bitch)

I've been back for a few days, but have refrained from posting because I've been recovering (free chocolate martinis at the wedding*!) and working. But rest assured, the whole time y'all have been in my heart. And other regions.

One cool thing: from time to time I fill out Entertainment Weekly's subscriber survey e-mails, but only if there's a prize involved. Well, waiting for me at my old crib (aka Grandma's house) in Columbus was a copy of the "Entourage" season 2 DVDs, which arrived as a result of filling out one of said surveys. Seems that EW's marketing department still has my old mailing address on file. That was a pleasant surprise.

*And I have no clue as to how many I drank. Enough to throw up three times...that I know.