Omitted for clarity: the letters that got rained on because it was a little wet today.
- Blade Runner 2000
- Star Trek 2000
- Toy Story 2000
- Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey: 2000
- Step Up 2000 The Streets
- Grease 2000
- Back To The Future 2000
- Death Race 2000: 2000
- Indiana Jones 2000
- Bridget Jones 2000
- Godzilla Versus 2000
- Face/Off 2000
- French Connection 20000
- Superman 2000
- From Russia With Love 2000
- For 2000 Dollars More
- xXx: MM
- Spy Kids 2000
- The Matrix 2000
- 2010: 2001 2000
- That “Lash Rambo” episode of The New WKRP In Cincinnati.
- The one where Worf’s Brother saves this village from a planet-wrecking crisis and everybody acts like he’s the jerk.
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show where Ted Baxter gets a job as a game-show host that he’d be great at, and everyone pressures him to give that up so he can go on being a local-news anchor who’s not any good at it.
- That Aladdin where Iago gets the Genie’s powers, and he makes a mess of things his first day and feels like a total failure, even though, what, you figured you were going to be an expert the first time you tried something? Why is this talking parrot unrealistic about the speed of his ability to master genie powers?
- The Star Trek: The Next Generation where the Evil Admiral built an illegal cloaking device and everybody’s all smugly disdainful of him but they use it anyway because doing without would be a little inconvenient and nobody calls them out for this hypocrisy.
- The Far Out Space Nuts where their Lunar Module got stolen, but the planet has a machine that can duplicate anything, and Chuck McCann gives the thing a picture of the Lunar Module and the machine makes a really big duplicate of the picture, and he and Bob Denver were expecting it to make a new spaceship for them because what were they expecting?
- The 1980s Jetsons where Elroy accidentally stows away on the Space Shuttle.
Also, while I do not remember this at all, Wikipedia claims this wa the plot of a 1987-season episode:
George discovers that he has become stressed out lately due to his teeth, so his dentist creates special false teeth to relax him—but end up stressing him out even more.
I assume the episode guide writer is being wry.
Star Trek: Discovery not included because I’ve been avoiding spoilers including episode title lists so la la la la do not tell me I can not hear you la la la.
No, neither Mayweather nor Chakotay were actually significant characters. They are included to be nice.
- Turning it off and back on again.
- Going back into the other room and thinking what we wanted to come in here for.
- Club soda.
- Writing an apology for losing our temper, at least, since it is true to say we were wrong to do that.
- Trigonometric substitution.
- Offering it again, with a raisin as treat.
- Unplugging and replugging it.
- Putting “make to-do list” as the first item on the to-do list.
- Counting the seconds off.
- Putting a plastic ruler on top of the drawing tablet to make the reference lines.
- Drop-catching the pinball.
- Translating the sentence into Latin to see if its meaning is clear.
- Screaming into the pillow.
- Keeping a log of every time this happens so you can prove you aren’t imagining it.
- Dedicating 15 minutes a day to resolving e-mails until there’s only like a couple dozen in there.
- Jiggling the key.
- Putting both spellings into Google to see if one’s way more common than the other.
- Preemptively striking.
- Having a little tray on the endtable for all keys.
- Celery. Lots and lots of celery. All the celery.
Oh! But a slant rhyme, I bet that’s exactly what we need!
- Flower pot.
- Mouse’s tail.
- Steering wheel.
- Table leg.
I certainly hope this clears up some things!
- North Dakota in the year 1822.
- It has none.
- The square root of two raised to the square root of two power.
- Cuckoo clocks.
- Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.
- The Hartford Whalers.
- SS Ideal-X.
- The pathetic fallacy.
- Saw the board into two halves; combine the two halves to make a whole, and then climb out through the [w]hole.
- 95 percent.
- Dormer windows.
- Walk The Moon.
- James Irwin.
- Doyenne, D-o-y-e-n-n-e. Doyenne.
- Had you considered the village barber might be a woman?
|Friday||A Pillow Full Of Bunny Kisses|
|Saturday||Take-Out From The Chinese Place With The Fake Vegetarian Chicken So Good You Kind Of Don’t Want To Check If It’s Real Chicken And They’re Just Lying|
To give some balance. You know.
- The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes.
- The Case Against William, Mark Gimenez.
- The Case Against the Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky.
- The Case Against Satan, Ray Russell.
- The Case Against DynCorp, Ryan Zimmerman.
- The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering, Michael J Sandel.
- The Case Against Tongues: Weighing up the Evidence, Gordon L Swanepoel.
- The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do about It, Sara Bennett, Nancy Kalish.
- The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools, Alfie Kohn.
- The Case against Sugar: Your guide to quitting Sugar and Breakfast and Baby Recipes with Zero or Low Sugar Content, Stacy Kennedy.
- The Case Against Happiness, Jean-Paul Pecqueur.
- The Case Against the Modern World: A Crash Course in Traditionalist Thought, Daniel Schwindt.
- The case against railway nationalisation, Edwin A Pratt.
- The Case Against Spirit Photographs, C Vincent Patrick.
- The Case against Origen and Reincarnation, Eric Liberatos.
- The Case Against Paul Raeburn, John Creasey.
- The Case against Joining the Common Market, Paul Einzig.
- The Case Against Socrates, Earl Jay Perel.
- The Case Against Diodore and Theodore, John Behr.
- The Case Against Consequentialism Reconsidered, Nikil Mukerji.
- The Case For Impeachment, Allan J Lichtman.
- The Case For Jamie, Brittany Cavallaro.
- The Case For Loving: The Fight For Interracial Marriage, Selina Alko, Sean Qualls.
- The Case For Heaven: Near-Death Experiences As Evidence of the Afterlife, Mally Cox-Chapman.
- The Case For Israel, Alan Dershowitz.
- The Case For The UFO, M K Jessup.
- The Case For Anthroposophy, Owen Barfield.
- The Case For US Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century, Brad Roberts.
- The Case For Socialism (Second Edition), Alan Maass, Howard Zinn.
- The Case For The Cruising Trimaran, Jim Brown.
- The Case For The King James Bible, D A Waite.
- The Case For Polytheism, Steven Dillon.
- The Case For Animal Rights, Tom Regan.
- The Case For A Basic Income, Robert Jameson.
- The Case For Mars: The Plan To Settle The Red Planet And Why We Must, Robert Zubrin, Richard Wagner.
- The Case For Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic, Charles T Goodsell.
- The Case For The Corporate Death Penalty: Restoring Law And Order On Wall Street, Mary Kreiner Ramirez, Steven A Ramirez.
- The Case For Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W Bush From Office, Dave Lindorff, Barbara Olshansky.
- The Case For Greatness: Honorable Ambition and its Critics, Robert Faulkner.
- The Case for The Enlightenment: Scotland and Naples 1680-1760, John Robertson.
- The Great Dead-Battery-In-The-Radio-Set-Clock Fiasco
- The Great Trying-To-Put-My-Ancient-iPad-Back-On-A-Data-Plan-That-Somehow-Requires-A-Lengthy-Discussion-Among-The-Sales-Staff-And-The-Manager-Apologizing-And-Offering-Me-An-Amazon-Firestick-Whatever-That-Is Fiasco
- The Great Trimming-The-Branch-That-Keeps-Dropping-In-Front-Of-The-Satellite-TV-Dish Fiasco
- The Great Breakfast-Nook-Light-Fixture-Falling-Off-Hitting-My-Love-On-The-Head Fiasco
- The Great Can’t-Buy-An-HD-Antenna-That-Adequately-Picks-Up-Local-Channels Fiasco
- The Great Tried-To-Use-iTunes-To-Listen-To-A-Thing Fiasco
- The Great Struggling-To-Take-A-Photo-At-The-Amusement-Park-Where-I-Look-Neither-Asleep-Nor-Bug-Eyed Fiasco
- The Great How-Do-We-Get-Our-Saw-Out-Of-The-Weed-Tree-Trunk-That’s-Heavier-Than-We-Thought Fiasco
- The Great Me-Trying-To-Get-A-Large-Pop-With-That-In-The-Midwest Fiasco
- Kepler telescope finds tiny Utah human origins
- Moroccan fossils provides new technique to size up skin, hair in pigs
- Einstein’s theory making ‘preliminary’ preparations for NASA astronaut corps
- In major breakthrough, firm for manned lunar mission makes breakthrough
- China’s quantum satellite regenerates Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer
- China shake up understanding of life-friendly planets
- 10 more possible stars in secure communications
OK, that last one doesn’t make sense but I had the word left over and it seemed like cheating not to use it.
This. This is the sort of thing that happens when you let me put on the crazy grab bag of stuff that I call music. I get to listening to the Devo album I bought because I figured I liked that one song so why not? Also, you know, stringing out words into alphabetical order like this produces a bunch of interesting other word blocks. Yes, I am thinking particularly of the one that starts “do evolving from glue go God”. But really isn’t the most startling thing about this the discovery that “Are We Not Men?” is not in fact more than fifty percent of the song? No, it is not. Next week: They Might Be Giants’ “Particle Man” unless I get a better offer or maybe consider Sparks’s “Let The Monkey Drive”. also I know what you’re thinking and that strand is ‘now okay pool our pinheads’. Not ‘poot’.
- E.T. The Extraterrestrial
- E.T. Golden Receiver
- E.T. World Pup
- E.T. Seventh Inning Fetch
- E.T. Spikes Back
- Air E.T.s
- Snow E.T.s
- Space E.T.s
- Santa E.T.s
- Spooky E.T.s
- Treasure E.T.s
- Super E.T.s
- The Search For Santa E.T.
- Santa E.T. 2: The E.T. Pups
|Sunday||Little nagging sensation that I’m coughing a bit more than normal and feel all achy and hot.|
|Monday||I hear nothing after 11:18 am because of my uninterrupted coughing fit|
|Tuesday||Temporary suspension of the tooth-brushing routine because the sudden spasms from my lungs and the toothpaste foam and the irritation in my throat lining create such a bad situation, such a bad situation.|
|Wednesday||Boss excuses me from the planned two-hour conference call with a promise that he’d call back and catch me up and wrap up some loose ends, which he has yet to do.|
|Thursday||Broke the key by trying to wind up the clock and I coughed at the wrong moment and do you know how many different size keys there are for mantle clocks? There’s easily more than six.|
|Friday||Sleep is a lie, a distant faded memory never to be attained again in my life.|
|Saturday||Oh, that’s a good bit better actually.|