Friday, December 18, 2009

New CDs and DVDs

New DVD and CD

I just opened the box up.

Tegan and Sara

I screwed up and ordered two copies of the Tegan and Sara CD.

No. No those tattoos don't look trashy at all. Really.

Bands I Know Nothing About, Stooges, That Duck In A Cage

Music CDs

Cosmic Egg by Wolfmother. Australians? I do not remember.

Shock Value II by Timbaland. Rap? Soul? R & B? Dance?

Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Rap? Emo? Half Assed Rock?


Three Stooges Collector's Edition: discs one and two. Several shorts, a feature film, trailers, and extras.

Non Fiction

Lucille and the XXX Road: around the world man and motorcycle by Jim Oliver. I spoke to Oliver on video while I was in Kansas. Oliver gave a presentation on his trip from Eastern Russia west through Europe on his BMW (named Lucille). Oliver's talk focused on his 1300 miles ride across Siberia and the rough conditions he and his riding partner encountered. What do you bet I'll get a bunch of web hits for the XXX in the title?

I asked Oliver if he would take a smaller bike than his GS model if he did the trip over. Oliver said he would take a smaller bike like an F650 BMW or a KLR650.

Heaven and Hell: my life in The Eagles (1974-2001) by Don Felder. Guitarist for The Eagles tells tales. Felder has a lot of neat behind the scenes tales of life in the band of the money fights with Henley and Frey.

Large Print

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. That duck-in-a-cage-on-a-bicycle is back.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

18 Hours of Lesbian Love and Drama, Two Cookbooks


I wrote earlier that I would likely buy the other seasons of The L Word. I was wrong. I already ordered the discs and forgot about it.

The L Word: the complete fifth season starring Cybill Shepherd, Jennifer Beals, marlee Matlin, Pam Grier, others. "Unresolved romances and long-simmering fulm project finally bear fruit in this season's 12 episodes."

The L Word: the complete final season starring [the same people as before including some lady with a really big mouth]. "All 8 dramatic, provocative and mysterious final season episodes as careers evolve, relationships are tested and friendships end in murder!"

Large Print

Family Album by Penelope Lively.


Preserved by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton. Food preservation books go out well so I bought this new one with fancy photos and AAHHH Sausage! They have a section on SAUSAGE!!.

Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo. I have bought several new cookbooks this past couple weeks when I remembered I have been real lax on that section of our collection. This book had some good reviews.

The Kinks

What kid doesn't want a machine gun?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's only -5 Degrees With the Wind So Don't Whine or You'll Make the Canadians Look Good


District 9 starring [African Guys]. Aliens from space land on Earth and are segregated into crappy neighborhoods in Johannesburg. Trouble happens

(500) Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt-Too-Long-Name and Zooey Deschanel. Romantic comedy for chicks.

Little Rascals/Our Gang Discs One and Two. Another repackaging of the shorts. Includes Bear Shooters, Waldo's Last Stand, The Pooch, Derby Day and others.

We used to watch these on television or at birthday parties when my parents would borrow the 8mm films from the library. George McFarland, who played Spanky, spoke at Gustavus when I was a student. I had a conflicting work assignment in the cafeteria that night and was unable to hear his whole presentation. Spanky had some neat stories. He spoke about Buckwheat's career as a film technician and how simple speech therapy would have helped him out as a kid. Alfalfa's post-Our Gang troubles were covered along with the story of his killing in 1959.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

I had this song bopping around in my head. The Housemartins were neat in that they would mix their peppy music and harmonies with wicked and pointed social commentary.

Pile of Stuff, Chocolate Thing, Lousy Coffee

AudioBook on CD

Take Two by Karen Kingsbury. 8 CDs at 9.5 hours. Independent movie producers compete against Hollywood for the rights to an inspirational novel.

Made-Up Stories Printed Onto Paper and Then Bound Together with Cloth and Glue (with cover interpretations by me)

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. A duck and two chickens travel across China in a cage is strapped to the back of a bicycle.

Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton. Famed gladiator Vealinus, who wears a nail tied to his neck, is purchased and wooed by a sexy vampire.

Promised World by Lisa Tucker. Two kids on summer vacation hang out at a lake, tell fart jokes, and pick berries.

Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn. Special Agent Mack O'Connor Guimbetto discovers a conspiracy by the leading secular humanist, liberal in Congress who is making deals with Al Queda in an attempt to advance his political career and destroy America.

The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch. A Conservative Member of Parliament and disgraced Cabinet Minister arranges for his banking associates to be murdered rather than have them reveal his avarice and trade in African sex slaves.

Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge. Brenda O'Aden has lived alone on the rural coast of Massachusetts ever since being left at the alter ten years ago. Will the arrival of handsome, mysterious, emotionally wounded, and famous painter Hakeem "Haiku" Callahan give her a chance at healing not only herself but Haiku as well? How Brenda make it? Can Haiku paint art again? Read it to find out.

A Troubled Piece by L.M. Elliott. A YA book. Richard O'Theobald returns to his former German home after serving with the U.S. Army during World War Two. Is his former girlfriend, Gerta, still alive? What of Gerta's Nazi father?

Change-Up: mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein. A YA book. Josh O'Finklestein has the best job a kid could have, Bat Boy for the famed New York Long Socks during the World Series. But, when famed pitcher Kick O'Shanter is poisoned before Game 3 can Josh use his insider knowledge to help his police detective dad solve the crime?


Cookbooks (with Fiction styled plotlines by me)

Cooking Dirty: a story of life, sex, love and death in the kitchen by Jason Sheehan. New chef Silvio O'Smith heads to Los Angeles for a dream job but is quickly fired and forced to take a job as a the caterer for the set of a porn movie.

Clean Food: a seasonal guide to eating close to the source: with more than 200 recipes for a healthy and sustainable you by Terry Walters. New age farmer and cook Terry O'Porcupine brings fresh produce and delightful food to the suspicious, close-minded people of Shattuck, New York and produces a sea change in their thinking.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Socialite Elizabeth O'Cornelia is a neophyte to the ways of cooking and lesbian love. During a trip to the famed Egouts de Cuisine school in Dijon she learns about both.

The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2010: the year's best recipes, equipment reviews, and tasting. Fern O'Jefferson finds out that the secret ingredient in famous chef Gary Bond's New Orleans Schoolhouse Hot Dish is not pork.

Baked: new frontiers in baking by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Matt O'Pinto spends his time smoking marijuana rather than facing life.

New American Table by Marcus Samuelsson. Sven O'Spyderco discovers life in lower Manhattan is much different than his hometown of Borglundsen, Denmark.

Chocolate Thing

This appeared this morning.

This morning's coffee was lousy.