Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sick Day


I'm a bit under the weather, so just this one post today. I'll be back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, it's lots of bed rest and Monty Python for me, the archives and my splendid blogroll for you, if you need some.

But before I leave you, a few notes and some videos.

First of all, I was shamelessly pleased to discover that Uncertain Times was kindly and thoughtfully introduced by the esteemed Jahsonic. His weblog and Art and Popular Culture Wiki are required reading and reference.

some news:
Sad to say, an American Tourist Is Killed in Beijing
Babies born 8/8/08 at 8:08; 8 pounds, 8 ounces (thx)
Update: Fake-CNN spam mutates as attacks continue

some nugs:
Literary Voyeurism (enough to choke on)
Roald Dahl's “Taste” - Read by John Lithgow for Selected Shorts series on public radio. (don't miss it) (via)
Roadside Architecture is back on the road. (prev)
Darren Aronofsky updated his blog.

some video:

The Chambers Brothers - People Get Ready (via)

From The Last Waltz, The Band performs It Makes No Difference. I forgot how good they were. (via)

August 9th is Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore. Enjoy an excellent live version of Inca Roads.

And finally, Procrastination. (not the one that made the rounds a few months back)

See you tomorrow!


Radmila said...

I wish my employees were this productive on a sick day!
LOL....get well...and try to squeeze in some Fawlty Towers too!

John M. said...

Thanks Radmila, I really appreciate it.

It only took a couple of hours to cob that up. (I couldn't overdo it, my manager reads the blog, too!)

Fawlty Towers! Yes! That's exactly what I need. I will do that.

Now, I have to get off this freakin' computer.

The Nag said...

John, you look so ill! But at least you have an adorable puppy to keep you company.

g-a-b said...

Manuel will show you to your room - if you're lucky

John M. said...

She's my imaginary puppy. Still keeps me company, though.

I can't let my cat see this picture!

John M. said...

Hey g-a-b!

That's a comfort.

I think I'd prefer Sybil, but at least it's not Basil!