Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

We Are Experiencing Microsoft Difficulties

We’re upgrading our software, which is not quite as easy as it sounds. Please bear with us. Thanks.

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A Statement of Principles

I have never, to my knowledge, seen all or part of an episode of Friends. Thank you.

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Blue Man Goop

Monster \Mon”ster\, n. [OE. monstre, F. monstre, fr. L. monstrum, orig., a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to warn. See Monition, and cf. Demonstrate, Muster.] 1. Something of unnatural size, shape, … Continue reading

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Simply So

TonyChico of Evil Twin Theory points us to the thoughtful Ramones Name Generator. Supply the barest bits of information – like your first name – and, well, I’m sure you can see this coming. Go try it anyway.

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Poems for the Day

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day in New York, which is probably the best-intentioned bit of goofery the city has come up with yet. If I had less to do around the house I’d head out to the Museum … Continue reading

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LAX of Rain

It’s been far too long since I last saw Sam Shaber play, and when her monthly giglist/chitchat emails erupt into the mailspool – this one’s called “SamMAY ShMAYber!,” exuberance in original – I always marvel that I haven’t seen her … Continue reading

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The Empire Thumps Back

By and large I don’t post entertaining links out of context, mostly because other people are way better at it than I am. Still, once in a rainy while something comes along that’s so brilliantly funny that I have to … Continue reading

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Yond Same Black Cloud

Chilly? Check. Drizzling? Check. Monday? Check. Azure lagoon with balmy soft-fingered winds, glorious warm sands, the lulling whisper of small surf against the sheltered cove, dangerous drinks in garish glasses with paper umbrellas mounted by bouquets of infused fruit…? Er, … Continue reading

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When Bad Operating Systems Happen to Good People

Among the things you are not going to read in this space is today’s entry, complete with a snappy image of Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in Mystique blue. This is because Windows ME takes everything with it when it crashes Explorer. That … Continue reading

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Alert the Media

Work: I am so not into it today. Please bring on the hula hoops and Twister. I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille. (Twister link lifted from Rachelle B. See? Even the bloggy bits of my brain are distracted.) Dumbest. … Continue reading

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