Apr 242015

Most any slice of pop culture will eventually be a splendid disaster. Exhibit A:

Hey, it’s “Rapper’s Delight”! Awesome! Lots of fun, yes? Of course, fashion offenses are numerous, but it took my high school classmate Joel to highlight the true joy of this video: Index Finger Guy.

(I’ve made the below times hot, so they’ll go to YouTube if you click them. If you want to stay here, use the slider on the embedded video above.)

Best I can tell, Index Finger Guy makes his first appearance about 3:40. Then, there’s a brief appearance at 4:30, to the right. Look quickly.

At 5:01, he gets a good bit of camera. What a groovy time, man.

Then, at 5:57, realizing the moment is fleeting, he grabs the spotlight and defines the end of the video.

Now, stop and ask yourself: have you ever in your life enjoyed yourself as much as Index Finger Guy?

Have a good weekend.

 Posted by at 5:39 pm
Apr 102015

Did you know there’s a cemetery at University Dr. and Research Park Boulevard? It even has a name. It’s called East Cemetery. I noticed a headstone or two sitting in traffic one day, and assumed no more than a few graves were there. Actually dozens rest here.


There are several acres. It’s deceptively large.


Here is a couple who’s been here almost exactly 100 years.


Here is a World War I veteran who lived to see the end of World War II.


I figured most folks would have been here a good while, but here is someone who was buried as recently as 2009.


It was an intriguing and reflective stop ahead of meeting Melanie for lunch today.


 Posted by at 5:21 pm
Apr 012015

I am not a fan of the valediction “Respectfully.” In fact, I don’t much like it at all. Never have. It seems to me that “respectfully,” more so than any other common complimentary close, calls attention to all of the other ways the writer could be. Every time I read correspondence that ends “Respectfully,” the […]

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Mar 302015

“The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other.” – Heather Has Two Mommies, by Lesléa Newman “Why is this controversial?” – Nathan, after reading Heather Has Two Mommies Heather Has Two Mommies was first published in 1989, after a lesbian couple who had just adopted a […]

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