Feelin' Genki

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Arrr, kitty!

Wow, everyone's getting into it, including teh LOLcats.

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Talk like a pirate... or we'll pillage your booty!

It's International Talk Like a Pirate day! Now get out tharrr and start shivering those timbers!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ergonomic Keyboard for Pirates

Only one more sleep until International Talk Like a Pirate Day...

There, now pirates everywhere can get wired up and communicating faster and more efficiently. Convenient for the hook-handed too! Arrr!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pirates by David Byrne... limited time only

Well, my well-in-advance post about International Talk Like a Pirate Day scooped Boing Boing by over an hour!

Even so, BoingBoing still puts out the best collection of pirate links every year, and this year is no exception.

So, in the spirit of spreading the word about one of my all-time favourite websites while simultaneously linking to their exceptional content from my own site, here's David Byrne singing "Pirates" from the album Grown Backwards.

This link will disappear on September 20, so if you're here after that date, click on this link for BoingBoing's Pirate Zen 2007.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19, so keep it on the down low until then... then let arrr rip!

(Oh, and that image above of the undercover pirate is a t-shirt just waiting to be reprinted... for some reason it keeps selling out! Go here and tell them to reprint it!)

Frank points out: "Actually, Web Zen puts together the annual Pirate zen special including the David Byrne stream. Boing Boing reposts the weekly zens - and we appreciate the bump Xeni gives us."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Milo's latest driving lesson

Um, hey Poppa? How come I had to learn to drive in a brown AMC Eagle and Milo gets to learn in an award-winning 1935 Chevy pickup?

I'm just askin'...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Get ready for another International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler... and the eyepatches and peg legs are about to be dusted off... International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us again!

On Tuesday Wednesday (Thanks, Tim) September 19, (less than a week away!) the good people... er, I mean the scurvy dogs at the official home of International Talk Like a Pirate Day will have meaning in their lives once more. They'll be swinging their cutlasses and plundering whatever booty they can get their hooks on, just like pirates all over the world.

And of course, this day is extra special for the Dread Pirate Robert too: it falls on the same week as my wedding anniversary, so my lusty wench of a wife will have to deal with my inadvertent mashups of the two events. "Happy Anniversary, sweetie... Prepare to be boarded! Arrr!" That'll turn out well.

If you need a bit of a primer on how to get yo' pirate on in the 21st century, check out Pirattitude by Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket (Mark Summers and John Baur) or just visit the website -- more pirate stuff than you can fit on a galleon.

Get ready for Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hard and Fast Rules of the House

Hard and Fast Rules of the House

...as quoted by Milo five minutes ago:

Milo: "No pooping on Mommy!"

Mommy: "That's right Milo. Remember THAT one..."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Is Five Alive?

Okay, riddle me this: how can a beverage like Five Alive, a blend of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and lime juices (plus a hefty dollop of high fructose corn syrup or "sugar/glucose-frucose," depending on where you are) have NO VITAMIN C?

That's what it says on the side of my can, that it's "not a significant source" of Vitamin C, even with all that juice and extra citric acid.

Well, Vitamin C degrades over time and by the time the expiry date hits, there may be no measurable Vitamin C left in the can. (Hey, so maybe there is!)

I guess there's potentially a bit in the concentrates they originally add to the vats, but the whole process must basically remove any and all nutrients from the stuff to the point where it's about as nutritious as a Coke. Or a Coke can. Or a pile of sand.

Come to think of it, a pile of sand doesn't contain ANY high fructose corn syrup, so that may be a better option, if you're not too thirsty.

I'm sure that in the past, the stuff was actual juice. Wasn't it originally developed by Minute Maid, before Minute Maid got bought by Coke?

And I remember when Fruitopia was actual juice. They got bought by Coke and turned into a kind of Kool-Aid too. And even Sobe used to be kind of nutritious and not full of corn syrup, until they got bought out too.

I know it's not as profitable, but I really with that they'd make some kind of beverage that isn't a major cause of obesity and tooth rot.

Oh wait, there's always water: Coke brand Dasani water -- for the same price as a Coke! Think of all the money they save by leaving out the sugar altogether!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday Movie Quiz

Since I don't have any new photos to upload (I promise to go nuts with the camera this weekend) and it's Friday, here's a movie quiz for everyone. Good luck beating me!

(As always, I was tempted to go back and figure out what I got wrong, but I'm learning to live with failure...)

95%The Movie Quiz

FilmCritic.com - Movie Reviews

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sex Ed in the 1960's

Um, is it just me, or were all the moms of the 60's on Valium?