Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Some political campaigns get it

Just got a text reminder on my mobile that early voting for the September 11 mayoral runoff election in Nashville began today. It came from the Karl Dean camp. They get it.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Been Caught Stealing

Attempting to rob local record shop Grimey's, a couple of youths broke into the 8th Avenue South store last night. They hauled ass when they saw the surveillance cameras. Coverage at News2.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Wizard of LOST

Coble writes:

Not my favorite episode.

Coincidentally enough my kids saw 'The Wizard of Oz' for the first time tonight before I watched LOST. At ten and twelve I think it's a shame this was the first time they had seen it, but at least the countless pop culture references over the years made them *think* they had seen it. I didn't know how to answer, though, when my older son said "is everyone in this movie gay?"

Some LOST observations:
  • That did look like a picture of a dog in Jacob's cabin. I'll have to check out the TiVo later.
  • Remind me who Annie grows up to be? Ben's first wife?
  • I don't appreciate when shows or movies think they have to overtly remind us of symbolism (Ben mentions "The Wizard of Oz" at least twice).
  • Is Jacob simply this Oz character who everyone believes in but nobody has seen? Is Ben the man behind the curtain?
  • Richard doesn't age. We're going to see much more from him.
  • This series has a larger wig budget than even "Mr. Show". Kind of like the orange smoke budget for "Wizard of Oz".
  • Do you prefer the period inside or outside the end quote?
  • Why did the native(s) on the island speak perfect American English?
  • Can't a falling house from Kansas fall on Jack, please???

Monday, May 07, 2007

I've got wang vision

In Nashville we have a local celebrity Dr. Ming Wang. Not only did he practically invent laser eye surgery but he's also a champion ballroom dancer. You can't swing a dead cat in this town and not hit a Wang Vision Institute commercial.

I overheard my kids playing superhero the other day and one of them said "I have super speed powers." The other one said "I've got death ray powers." Finally one of them said "I've got wang vision." Not sure what that power entails but it sounds neat.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Vega4 "Life is Beautiful" Contest

London-based band Vega4 is promoting global climate change awareness with a contest to create a video or slide show to their uplifting single "Life is Beautiful" (a very nice song). Details here:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm a picker, and I'm a...

At a meeting this morning I met an overdressed woman who later told me she had a court date today for final divorce proceedings. She explained her bad luck with multiple husbands; abuse, etc. In describing her situation she casually said "my picker's broken." I had to think a minute but then realized she meant she makes bad choices in partners. I have certainly heard of people who continually choose the wrong type to date and marry, but in all my years in the South had never heard "my picker's broken"!