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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Ramblin' Thoughts

Back on July 29, David Chapman wrote an astute observaton about an 85-year old grandmother suing the makers of Grand Theft for its hidden sexual content. While I generally agreed with his interpretation, some piece of me wanted to take the contrary position, but I couldn't figure out why until recently. It's Watergate. Or more specifically, the lesson we're supposed to have learned from Watergate. It's not the third-rate burglary, it's the cover-up. It's not merely that there was graphic sex, it was graphic sex that the company Take Two deliberately HID. This gives members of Congress just the cover they need to regulate, since the system "failed."

I added four links this week. One was requested by this ADD person, who used to shop at FantaCo, about his site re: the music and art of James Kochalka. One is for Joe Fludd, a guy who did some work for FantaCo. And the third is the store owned by Augustus Mattick, then known as Matt, who used to work at FantaCo. Oh, before I forget, a belated thanks to Fred, Lynn, and Julie for the vblue bear; Lydia loves it.

The fourth link, BTW, is for Nat Pike's page. I thought I had already done so, but I have now.

Thanks to Johnny Bacardi for letting me know on August 17 that James Kochalka ls NOT related to Darren McGavin.

Meanwhile, Mike at Progressive Ruin was kind enough to link to me on August 11; I hope he'll still be that kind after my review yesterday of his...eclectic CD. Gordon at Blog This, Pal also linked to me, on August 17.

Oh, and Eddie at Renaissance Geek said nice things about me back on August 11. Glad if it helped, Eddie.

Logan at House of the Ded said that he was taking off from blogging for a while, but then came back only a week later. (I've seen plenty of blogs that haven't posted in several months, with no explanation.) So when I checked out his page (pointlessly, I figured), only to see a new item, I wrote that I was glad he was back, but that he confounded me. So, naturally, he changes the header of his page to read, "Confounding Roger Green daily! (Well, maybe not daily...)" I admit that I laughed out loud!

Logan is correct that people should be especially mindful to tip deliverypeople. I get the Pizza News e-mail at work (really, I do), and there was an article about how some pizzerias in Indianapolis are now requiring a surcharge for delivery, hurting the drivers' tips.

In the Greg links, he found, or rather his pal Roxy found, a website called Black People Love Us. I don't know if it's a parody or an insult or just weird. Your thoughts, PLEASE.

And speaking of Greg, he's having a contest, or rather, three contests until the end of the month. I entered one myself, which you'll read about eventually.

And speaking of contests, Lefty had one on August 3, which is over except for the judging. But he did note on August 16 about a series of contests offered at Yet Another Comics Blog, the last one being held today.
Of course, I noticed that Lefty didn't mention it until he WON on Day One. (Naturally, you didn't happen to notice that I didn't mention it either until I won on Day Two, did you?) Today is the last day for that contest.

Oh, Lefty, if I have to be more specific, consider yourself memed. Kelly, too. (I want to see if your recollections of five years ago are the same.)

And re: Lefty, he was the one who initiated the Mixed Blog CD thing, the results of which I've been reviewing lately. I never received CDs from:
Ken Lowery Presents: Ringwood---> Ken Lowery
MercuryX23's Fantablous Blog---> MercuryX23
musEletric---> Brendan Duffy
Near Mint Heroes---> Shane Bailey
Roxy's World---> Roxy
Stacking the Deck---> David Chapman
So if you've sent, please re-send. Thank you.

Yet Another Comics Blog has a sister blog, Yet Another Music Blog, which has a link to free downloads on Amazon. John Hiatt, whose birthday was yesterday, is one of the featured artists. I may have more CDs of John Hiatt than anyone except the Beatles. I borrowed the new CD from the Hoffinator a couple days ago, and it's another fine effort.

What's really weird about this posting is that I've never met ANY of these people mentioned, except for the FantaCo-related folks. The mystery of the blog.


Mikester said...

Ha! Don't worry, Roger...that last CD of mine was in direct response to people who thought my first CD was weird. "I'll show them," I said, and I guess I did. :)

So I'm not insulted or anything...I'm just glad you found something on there that you liked!

Greg said...

Roger: I don't think any of those people are going to send CDs. I have been bugging Ms. Roxy, since I know her, and she claims she's working on one, but as for the others - I don't think it's going to happen. Strange.

Thanks for the entry, by the way. Sounds like a sucky job.

Johnny B said...

As someone who took forever to get his done and sent out, I can understand why some haven't done theirs yet, but it's a shame.

I'm especially embarrassed about Brendan, who's been a good blogfriend to me so far, not sending his along since I vouched for him!

And I was looking forward to Roxy's as well, I thought it was one of the best of round one.

I haven't written a word about any I have received yet, so I'm not exactly holding up my end either... :(

Lefty said...

Yeah I was a bit diassapointed with some of the no-shows on the Mixed Bag, next time (around October) around will keep the numbers low.

I do believe I got Mercury X23's disc. I'll check around and if I find it I'll burn a copy for you Roger. It's an interesting disc showing a life cycle of a person from birht to death. Maybe that was someone else's I can't remember.

Roger Owen Green said...

Mike- Glad you didn't take offense. I REALLY did like the other disc, burned for me by FGH.

Lefty- The life cycle disc was Polite Scott (unless they BOTH had the same concept).