August 6th, 2007

Worship Chaos

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From the rifkinite

1. Leave me a comment.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. Maybe.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post. If you want.
5. When others respond with a comment, you will ask them five questions.

Here's what I got:

1)How is the vineyard? When can I expect to see your face on a bottle at Trader Joe's?
- Well, we finally tore out the grapevines. Ray had planted them east-west, and you're supposed to grow them north-south, so they never really grew well. the last harvest or two we got so little usable grapes it wasn't worth the work. These days, we get the juice direct from a distributor, meaning we don't have to grow the grapes and we can make all kinds of stuff. As for my ugly mug on a label, I made some labels for us, we just never use them. ;)

2)What is your most memorable D&D moment?
- I'll always love the gazebo story. However, if you mean a moment I was actually involved in...this is a little long, I'll cut it.

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3)You ever see anything weird at Graceland?
- Constantly. It's like Mecca for freaks. most of the people are just fans, and perfectly normal people, and most of the people that work there are very nice, down-to-earth types...but damn, the Elvis loonies have to pilgrimage there, and they are classic. That's not counting the impersonators, ranging from the excellent to the "dear-god-what-were-you-thinking".

The running joke there, though, is that Elvis's ghost comes around at night and screws with the files, etc. Now, I never saw him, but I did have to fix this one copier a lot, constantly had stuff in it that no one would claim responsibility for...

4)When is the last time you had short hair?
- Somewhere between 11 and 12 years ago, I think. When I went to work for Terminix (sales over the phone, I never left the office and never saw a single customer), corporate dress code said I had to cut my hair. Had to shave off my beard, too, so I suddenly had shot hair and no beard, but kept the moustache. I looked like a cop.

5)They Live, or CHUD?
- Tough call, but gotta go with They Live. I like C.H.U.D., of course, but They Live is a John Carpenter flick, which wins, and besides, 'Rowdy' Roddy and Keith David? Gold.
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Glow Skull

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All weekend, I try to be a good parent and set a good example for my TV-zombie stepson, and I don't log into the game. Finally, I get to today, and...man, I dunno if it's the people (or lack thereof), or I'm just this tired, but I just can't seem to care.

Oh, and, of course, s soon as I manage to get some momentum, the cable connection dies. AGAIN. *sigh*

Just not a great day. not bad, just nto great. Gonna go knock back a root beer and watch C.H.U.D. and maybe pass out for an hour or two. Here's hoping Day, Part II gets better.

Meanwhile, all of you should take ten minutes and watch this. A short bit of animation by BLUR, who do incredible work. Screw Pixar, these guys impress me. This is a film they recently did, called A Gentleman's Duel. Imagine, if two Victorian men battled for their lady's honour...with steampunk mecha...

EDIT: Well, damn. Looks like the vid got pulled. Too bad, too; first off, it was fucking fantastic, and secondly, it was nothing but advertising for them. I have no idea where that film can be seen now, or where it was originally going to be, etc. *shrug* You can see trailers for it on Blur's site, but the actual film seems to be nowhere to be found now. Screenshots and a great article about it can be seen here. Glad I snagged the film before they killed it.
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