January 25th, 2008


My computer must need fiber.

'Cause it's a little blocked. It's having more trouble loading visuals on the Web; it'll get stuck and give me the sense it'd be stuck at the "2 items remaining" or "9 items remaining" message until I just click STOP on my browser. Poor old computer, getting slow and arthritic in its old age.

Here's (among) what's good:

* I had a giggle-fit at the radio last night playing the very high energy Reel Big Fish version of a-ha's "Take On Me." (Later Edit: Here's the video for it! BASEketball footage is included, which might please docbrite...)

* I conversed telephonically after that with slipjig and rafaela.

* I'll get to see s00j tonight! 7 p.m., In Other Words Books at 8 NE Killingsworth, in-store concert. And for the first time in a year, I get to hear that huge voice come out of her not-huge body...

* And later this weekend I'll let myself stop waiting and go to see Cloverfield.

I hope this finds all of you well.
Whale fluke

Total. Silence.

Neatness. From the AP: A Pepsi TV commercial for this year's Super Bowl will be completely silent:
Amid the wall-to-wall sound during next Sunday's Super Bowl, one commercial from PepsiCo could send some viewers grabbing for their remotes to check whether they'd accidentally hit the mute button.

The pre-game advertisement features a joke that originates from the deaf community and will play out on screen over 60 seconds of total silence, a veritable eternity when it comes to the noisiness of Super Bowl ads...

Hearing people, [National Association of the Deaf president Bobbie] Scoggins wrote, will stop what they're doing to see why there are no sounds. She believes it's an historic first for an ad featuring American Sign Language to get such prominent play.

"I was glad to see this part of deaf culture awareness shared in a most clever way," Scoggins, who is deaf, wrote by e-mail as she was traveling.
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