Earworm: For some reason, I had the riff from Only Shallow playing in my head all day long.
Love: No Country Fried Steak For Old Men and There Will be Blood Orange Tart with Cardamom Pastry Cream. I love the idea, even if there may not be an Oscar broadcast to accompany the food this year.
Also: an old Language Log post on the the curiously common phenomenon of Chinese characters getting translated improperly by software with hilarious and profane results, which are then posted in supermarkets and stores all over China. I'd forgotten about LL until reminded about it by Randomwalks. Click that, click it now.
AV: The Wedding Present playing Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft.
Send the kids to the neighbors: I was just notified that I passed my certification exam. Contact me via email or phone if you are interested in participating in the long weekend of celebration that's about to ensue.
Listen Up: Gang of Four playing Armalite Rifle in 1978.
Just kidding guys! That's just what I think when I look at that photo. Don't deny that you think that whenever you see a tuba.
Found another live version of Delivering The Groceries At 138 BPM, one of my favorite songs.
The lamp in the shape of a die was pretty great as well. Note to self: stop saying pretty great so much.
I have to say, that's a pretty great gift for a white elephant party.
90s flashback earworm: Turn the cooling card/And show your hand to me/Hand's up/Time for both of us to see
This weekend: Moving heavy things for a friend, watching the Skins/Seahawks game and then giving away something at a White Elephant party. Since I have that there On Demand thing, I already jumped the gun and watched the debut of Season 5 of the Wire. I'll be holding my opinion on the new season until I can see a few more episodes.
Hope everyone had a good NYE! I have been vegging out on the couch all morning, dozing and watching EPL soccer to ease into the new year.