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Lyrics Meme....Again! Oct. 2nd, 2008 @ 10:32 pm
So I'm doing this again... I like lyrics quizzes, and this time it's based on the 13000+ songs off my HD rather than the 100 songs I'd just put on my mp3 player. Hopefully this will make it more of a challenge and still be fun! Also, I have edited the last quiz with the names of the songs no one guessed.

Step 1: Put your mp3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 40 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.

Lyrics Now!Collapse )

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Singing Along To: Joust Sound Effects

Music Lyrics Meme Sep. 24th, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
Step 1: Put your mp3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 40 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.

  1. The night before the [title] died you realized - Dada - Moon
  2. I sat within in the barley green
  3. Affirmative may be justified take from one give to another
  4. Exits to freeways twisted like knots on the fingers
  5. It's getting dark too soon
  6. The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
  7. It's colder than before, the seasons took all they have come for
  8. Pain from pearls, hey little girl, how much have you grown?
  9. I find you in the morning after dreams of distant signs - Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
  10. Come up to meet you, tell ya I'm sorry
  11. Walking down the streets at night I see her stumbling through the rain
  12. She calls me Goliath and I wear the David mask - 7 Mary 3 - Cumbersome
  13. My place is of the sun, and this place is of dark - Indigo Girls - Prince of Darkness
  14. Throw away the radio, suitcase keeps you awake - Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
  15. Kill your television, steal the satellites - Covenant - We Want Revolution
  16. When I wake up [title], there should be grief but I feel none
  17. I'm tricked by your smile, want to be forgiven
  18. I'd give a twenty one gunshot salute with a toy rifle that you bought me but it won't shoot
  19. So it is, just like you said it would be
  20. They were digging a new foundation in Manhattan
  21. In a coffee shop in a city, which is every coffee shop in every city
  22. I feel, I feel, I feel so scared
  23. One summer day, she went away. She gone and left me, she gone to stay. - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Sittin' On Top Of The World
  24. Life kid suck, drink from the box
  25. When the ship runs out of ocean and the vessel runs aground
  26. Find it in you raise your eyes beyond the place you stand
  27. Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
  28. So here we are tonight, you and me together - Dave Matthews Band - Say Goodbye
  29. Hang on, hang on tight
  30. My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
  31. If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
  32. I kept the right ones out and let the wrong ones in - Aerosmith - Amazing
  33. I'm trying to tell you something about my life
  34. Here there is no revelry the sadness needs no leavening - Tarkio - Save Yourself
  35. And so once again my dear Johnny my dear friend
  36. This is a song for the ladies, but fellas, listen closely
  37. Haven't seen you for quite a while I was down the hole just passing time - U2 - Until The End Of The World
  38. When the night is so still not a baby will cry - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - When I Get My Reward
  39. Oh I couldn't live a single day without you
  40. I died many years ago
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Flight of the Conchords Apr. 9th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm
If it's what you're into, Flight of the Conchords is coming to Minneapolis.

I hope (plan?) to be there.
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Singing Along To: Funeral Music from Firefly

Miso! Jan. 14th, 2008 @ 11:12 am
I have a great love of miso soup. Once upon a time, I tried making my own miso soup, and it was bland and unappealing. Some of you may think that miso soup is generally bland and unappealing even when it's made well - this was way worse than that.

Yesterday I tried again, this time getting a recipe that had a much longer list of ingredients hoping that it would have more flavor. It turned out to be the most hearty, thick, chock-full-o-stuff miso soup I've ever seen. One pound of bok choy, a brick of tofu, and 3.5 ounces of shiitake mushrooms is a lot of food.

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Delicious! And filling enough to be a meal! Unlike my last attempt, this is a recipe I would gladly make again.

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Clumsy Dec. 3rd, 2007 @ 10:15 am
Between the two of us (and one major appliance), Matt and I have managed to break three glass carafes for our French press since September 1st.
  1. Matt is shaking the grounds out of the carafe into the trash, and accidentally bangs the glass on something hard in the trash. It cracks and later breaks completely.
  2. The carafe is put into the dishwasher to get clean. It comes out with a big crack in it and later breaks completely.
  3. I pick up the handle of the metal carafe holder to pour myself some coffee. I tip the pot over my cup. The carafe slides out of the holder, hits my mug, and the spout breaks in half. Luckily, my mug remains undamaged.
We had managed to keep the first of these carafes for years and now we destroy them left and right. We are planning to get a stainless steel French press as a replacement since glass versions are unsafe in our hands (and are costing us way more over time than coffee pots should). If we manage to destroy the stainless steel version, I'm done with coffee.

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Joke or not? Nov. 19th, 2007 @ 01:06 pm
Found: Cat

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Ventarrón! Nov. 13th, 2007 @ 11:50 am
Archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000-year-old temple in Peru. I think that's awesome. Another reason to go to Peru!

Excerpts from the National Geographic article:
His team found a wall painting — which depicts a deer caught in a net — after discovering a staircase leading up to a hidden altar.
The stairway caught their attention because it is an architectural oddity in that region, Alva said. Also strange, the temple was built from blocks of river sediment rather than adobe or stone, he said.
He said some of the artifacts found in Ventarrón suggest that the region of Lambayeque was a cultural exchange point between Peru's Pacific coast and other regions.

His team, for example, found ceremonial offerings including the skeletons of a parrot and a monkey that would have come from Peru's jungle regions.

They also found shells that would have come from coastal Ecuador, he said.
Such exciting stuff! It's an impressive find. What makes it even more exciting is that it was built at roughly the same time (if not slightly earlier!) as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, but is more technologically advanced and on the other side of the world. I can't wait to hear updates as more information about this find is released. It fascinates me.

Now more news sites are covering the story, but I was entertained by the fact that the best coverage for the first few days seemed to be from The Scotsman, in Scotland. Kudos to that paper/reporter.
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Sep. 14th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm
I want to learn to make pasta.

Does anyone here make pasta ever?
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Antarctica! Sep. 7th, 2007 @ 09:36 pm
This is the only job for which I've wanted to fake a resume just so I could have a chance.
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Why do they ruin everything good? Aug. 23rd, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
lost1, you need to read this.

From the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly:

Found: The 'Lost Boys' Sequel
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman resurrect their vampire-slayer hit with the straight-to-DVD "Lost Boys II: The Tribe"
by Mandi Bierly

Break out the garlic necklaces! Corey Haim and Corey Feldman are set to reprise the roles that made them famous in a sequel to 1987's vampire-slayer hit
The Lost Boys. And the catering crew might want to stock up on Gatorade: This straight-to-DVD version is set in the world of extreme sports. Lost Boys II: The Tribe is "like X Games meets Jackass," says exec producer Mary Viola. "Today's vampires are adrenaline junkies." In addition to Haim and Feldman, Boys features another casting coup: Angus Sutherland (half brother of original Boys star Kiefer), who appears with The O.C.'s Autumn Reeser and American Pie Presents: Band Camp's Tad Hilgenbrinck.

The news comes three weeks after an episode of the A&E reality series
The Two Coreys aired, in which Haim was shown crying when Feldman informed him that they wouldn't be in the sequel. (Feldman's manager says that when the episode was filmed last winter, only his client had been approached. Viola, however, says the filmmakers just began casting a few weeks ago and always hoped to feature the duo.) Now the 35-year-old Haim says he's "super-stoked" about the sequel, which he describes as "dark and deep — think The Crow meets Point Break." And that's all he'll say. "I can't give any secrets! I've waited 20 years for this. I'm not gonna ruin anything for anybody, even myself."
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1987 Aug. 14th, 2007 @ 09:41 am
This morning at 3:30am when I was vaguely awake I thought it would be great to write a novel about the 80s called 1987. It would be a satirical work in the style of Orwell's 1984.

Now I'm not so sure.

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Flight of the Conchords - The Good Parts Version Aug. 8th, 2007 @ 10:59 am
We finally started watching Flight of the Conchords on HBO. The dialogue and acting aren't fantastic, but sometimes it's funny. Plus Bret and Germaine have a quality to them, maybe it's awkwardness or a lack of social grace, that I find entertaining because it's endearing. It's an okay show. But people aren't watching the show for the fantastic acting or cool special effects, they're watching for the clever songs. So I give you Flight of the Conchords - The Good Parts Version! All songs all the time!

I'm Not Cryin'Collapse )
Tape of LoveCollapse )

This next one may be my new favorite.
If You're Into ItCollapse )

Inner City Pressure reminds me so much of West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys.
Inner City PressureCollapse )

These last two are from the HBO One Night Stand special they did a while back. They're redone on the TV show, but I prefer these versions, so I'm putting them up instead.
She's So Hot (Boom)Collapse )
Think About ItCollapse )
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Cutlery! Mar. 23rd, 2007 @ 01:23 pm
Someday I'd like to own a knife made by Bob Kramer. From what I can tell, he makes kitchen knives like people make swords. I read about him in Cook's Illustrated where I was enticed by this review:Collapse )

Ooh! I just found the following on his site, which still makes me want one of these knives, but also makes me want to become a Master Bladesmith.Collapse )

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Books! What should I read? Mar. 6th, 2007 @ 12:13 pm
I may have asked this before, but I'd like to ask again...

Please recommend books to me! I like reading, and I like to get recommendations from other people as to what they think is good. I'm hoping for both fiction and non-fiction. I generally enjoy fiction more, but maybe there's some non-fiction reading out there that is secretly really good and has eluded me until now.
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Oscar Movie Marathon! Feb. 5th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm
This $30 Showcase of all 5 Best Picture Nominees is tempting even though and because it involves sitting in a theater for 12 hours. Plus I haven't seen a single nominated movie! I have to get in at least one before Oscar night.

If you're not in Minneapolis and are interested in this, you can go here to find a theater near you.
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Batman's Rival Feb. 3rd, 2007 @ 03:22 pm
Hey tharasix and project627! You should both watch this. So should the rest of you.

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Hazel and Toast Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 02:47 pm
My brother Ted has asked that I show this to all my friends and make his cats famous. So here's a video starring Toast and Hazel. Hazel's the little one!

Features explicit language in the form of a song, so mute the video if that bothers you.

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Singing Along To: Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster

Ruined a Puppy Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 11:52 am
Maybe he used too many puppies.

And there's creepy video, too. For some reason I can't get clicking on the link to work in LJ, so here's the address: http://www.tvdata.ru/catalog.php?dir=11&did=365&lang=eng
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Cool Things! Jan. 11th, 2007 @ 02:01 pm
Today's Front Pages - A neat site where you can look at the front page of 557 different newspapers from around the world. The site will give you a small image, a larger pdf where you can actually read the front page, and then a link to the website of the newspaper if you're interested in more. I enjoy seeing what the rest of the world's papers think is important.

Minneapolis Traffic Map - This is a site I use almost daily when I want to drive around during rush hour or if the weather is bad. It combines information from various traffic data sources onto a Google map of the Twin Cities. It will display information on the speed of traffic and the rate of traffic flow at many locations on every highway, will allow you to view still images from (what seems like) any traffic cam in the city, and will display information about accidents and construction and how they might influence your travel. It's awesome.

Top Chef - If you like reality TV and cooking shows, you'll probably enjoy this because it combines the ideas. Each show, the contestants participate in a Quickfire Challenge (which grants one of them immunity from elimination) and then an Elimination Challenge in which one of them is told to pack their knives and go. I love cooking shows, so this is great. There's been a Quickfire where they had to create a dish based on a color. Another where they were given $10 in quarters and had to create an amuse-buche from items found in vending machines. Also, an Elimination Challenge to create a 7-course meal where each course is based on one of the seven deadly sins. I love the creativity of the chefs involved. It airs on Bravo, but I've been bittorrenting it.
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Singing Along To: Ron & Lou Having a Meeting

Google Crazy Jan. 11th, 2007 @ 10:30 am
As Matt found out last night, the Google logo is all crazy on my laptop. Check out the screencap!
Google - WTF?Collapse )

Edit: Heh, after refreshing, it now looks like this!Collapse )

Does your Google look like this?
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