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March 03, 2007

The Surreal World

Certain headlines have caught my eye in the last few days:

Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein - "What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein." Guess the map must have been full of holes.

Geico's Cavemen May Get Own TV Series - "The potential series, one of 14 pilots that will be produced by Touchstone Television this spring, features the cavemen as they 'struggle with prejudice on a daily basis as they strive to live the lives of normal thirty-somethings in 2007 Atlanta.'" I can already see it - the cavemen will be the normal people surrounded by wacky Southerners with thick antebellum or redneck accents. Antics ensue.

Yours, &c., LC at 08:13 AM | Current Events , Film/TV | TrackBack (0)

March 15, 2007

Spring is near

It's been so temperate here that I slept with the windows open last night. And by temperate, I mean that it was nearly 80 degrees in the condo, which for me is closer to being unpleasantly warm.

Yours, &c., LC at 10:21 AM | Slice o' Life | TrackBack (0)

March 16, 2007

Austen-notation

The paperback edition of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice was published this week. I am happy to have the hardcover edition, courtesy of dear friends Mr. & Mrs. Minch. Below is an article that discusses annotated works, particularly P&P. Also included is a quiz - and the answers. And I will be in time for the group read over at Pemberley - hurrah!

To my great shame I got one of the questions wrong. Clearly I need to re-read! ;)

You’ve Read the Novels (Now Read the Footnotes) [NYT]
They Digress: Books Mentioned in the Article [NYT]
English Wit: Questions From ‘So You Think You Know Jane Austen?’ [NYT]
English Lit: Answers to the Questions [NYT]

Yours, &c., LC at 05:42 PM | Jane | TrackBack (0)

Crowded House Webcast - tomorrow 3/17

Crowded House, reincarnate, is going to perform in a live webcast tomorrow - 6 pm EST. From the website:

Be amongst the first to see and hear the newly reformed Crowded House line up in a VERY intimate setting... your own home, in front of your computer. Crowded House have just about finished their brand new studio album "Time On Earth" and are now rehearsing before taking the new band on the road for the first time in 10 years, starting with the Coachella Festival in California on April 29. The band are currently rehearsing near Bath, in the UK, and they'd like to introduce you to their new drummer. This Saturday 17th March, the band will be performing new tracks and old favorites for a special live interactive webcast at 10pm GMT (3.00pm Los Angeles, 9.00am Sunday Sydney, 10.00am Sunday NZ), through www.crowdedhouseofficial.com. The band will take time during the performance to read out comments and answer questions from you. You can email your comments and questions for the band now to questions@crowdedhouseofficial.com and the band will answer as many as they can.
I hope the site doesn't crash due to the surge of us Crowdies.

Yours, &c., LC at 08:45 PM | Music | TrackBack (0)

Where You'll Find Me

My friend Paul Frankenstein has asked me to guest-blog for him. So hie thee hence!

If my lazy bum is up to it, I will post here as well.

Yours, &c., LC at 11:51 PM | Blogos | TrackBack (0)