November 22nd, 2006

Whale fluke

Look out! '80s flashback!

94.7 NRK just played a set of eight songs with the theme "echoes." Several of them were '80s songs, from Duran Duran, the Go-Gos and The The (plus the, well, '80s-influenced Yeah Yeah Yeahs). And this was neat: the set also included Mister Mister's #1 single "Kyrie Eleison":
Kyrie eleison down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison through the darkness of the night
I never knew until today that Kyrie Eleison literally translates as "Lord, have mercy"; I just knew it was from an older language, and that the DJs I listened to back in 1986 liked to act as if the singer were singing
Carry a laser down the road that I must travel
Whale fluke

Um, no.

From this AP piece on cable companies balking at demands that they carry the NFL Network on standard non-premium cable, because they worry it'll cause rates to rise:
NFL Network spokesman Seth Palansky counters that a number of other cable companies as well as the two main satellite providers are "happily" carrying the network, which is jointly owned by the league's 32 team owners.

"It's the most valuable programming a cable company can offer, and a cable company not carrying live NFL games is like a grocery store not carrying milk," Palansky said.
OK, my fellow football fans, exactly how many ways is that a bad analogy?

(I don't have time at the moment to be appropriately snarky. Please, you good people, ponder it in the meantime...)
Whale fluke

I can be tired now.

I've reached my parents' place. I'll be here for the next two or three days.

Today felt long, and I'm a little tired. Good choice playing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell on the road tonight. I successfully avoided traffic, too (it helped that I left home 'round 7:15), and it's warm in Mom and Dad's home. Another reason this warmth is good: my apartment was 55 freakin' degrees tonight, the coldest it's been since we had a heating problem last winter. Eef.

But I'm warm now.

P.S. Thanks for the call, Aonie. :-)