Thursday, December 31, 2020

Books read in 2020

 This was the second year I've done the "Across the Year" challenge that is offered up at And this time around, I completed it! Woo hoo!

I still jumped around for some of the weeks, especially later in the year, but doesn't matter. I did it. 

As always, after my thoughts on the book, I put the book's final sentence in parenthesis. I spoiler tag the sentence, except for the final word. And if the last sentence of the book *is* just a single word, then that will be completely spoiler-tagged. 

All right, let's get to it...

Movies seen in 2020

 It's that time of the year again. 

Here are all the films I watched over the past 365 million days.

I ended up seeing just shy of 100 movies, so, it's - as usual - a bit of a lengthy post. Also, there may be the occasional spoiler here or there, so, you know, be warned if that sort of thing bothers you. (Although I think for the most part I keep my thoughts about movies spoiler-free.) 

So, with that out of the way...

Impossible Year - Panic! At The Disco

The song of the day for the final day of 2020 is "Impossible Year" by Panic! At the Disco.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

This Year - The Mountain Goats

Today's song of the day is "This Year" by The Mountain Goats.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bomb. Repeat. Bomb. - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Today's song of the day is "Bomb. Repeat. Bomb." by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.

Monday, December 28, 2020

You say you wanna resolution

 (I'm a wee bit UTP@, so apologies if this is rambly or incoherent or only funny to me. Although none of those things would be any different, really, than any other time I'm blogging, so I don't know what I'm doing other than stalling the inevitable getting on with the post...)

So. Yeah. Resolutions or Goals or Gimmicks or Plans or Here's What I'm Gonna Attempts. Whatever you want to call them, I've got some for the upcoming year.

Figured I'd share.

Let's get to it...

If I Can't Change Your Mind - Sugar

Today's song of the day is "If I Can't Change Your Mind" by Sugar.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

American graffiti

When I'm out and about now, if I come across interesting/funny/unique graffiti, and I remember to, I'll snap a picture of it to share with ya'll.

Here are some to get us started:

Some sort of animal horse thing. I dunno, it's cute.

"Be Happy" and "Be a decent human being". Yes. Words to live by.

And sometimes simplicity is best. This one just sums up the year.

Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who

Today's song of the day is "Hand Me Down World" by The Guess Who.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I Burned The Bed - Marcy Playground

Today's song of the day is "I Burned the Bed" by Marcy Playground.

Friday, December 25, 2020

and so this is Christmas

Hasn't been a great one, that's for sure. Fuck 2020, man. Just fuck it to hell and back.

Hope everyone is having as good a day as possible, what with... well. Everything.

And, truly, from the bottom of my heart:

Merry Humbug!


God damn us, everyone!!

Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets

Today's song of the day is "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

I Try - Macy Gray

Today's song of the day is "I Try" by Macy Gray.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Sugar Free Jazz - Soul Coughing

Today's song of the day is "Sugar Free Jazz" by Soul Coughing.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Today's song of the day is "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry.

Monday, December 21, 2020

A Long December - Counting Crows

Happy Winter Solstice! Today's song of the day is "A Long December" by Counting Crows.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Jealous - Gene Loves Jezebel

Today's song of the day is "Jealous" by Gene Loves Jezebel.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Hands - Jewel

Today's song of the day is "Hands" by Jewel.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Today's song of the day is "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Today's song of the day is "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Li'l Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs -

Today's song of the day is "Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Sunday, December 13, 2020

I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Today's song of the day is "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Hey I Don't Know - KONGOS

Today's song of the day is "Hey I Don't Know" by KONGOS.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond

Today's song of the day is "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground -The White Stripes

Today's song of the day is "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" by The White Stripes

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John

Today's song of the day is "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Lemon Tree - Fools Garden

Today's song of the day is "Lemon Tree" by Fools Garden.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Supersonic - J.J. Fad

Today's song of the day is "Supersonic" by J.J. Fad.

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra

Today's song of the day is "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Joy To The World - Three Dog Night

Today's song of the day is "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night

Friday, December 04, 2020

Unstoppable - Foxy Shazam

Today's song of the day is "Unstoppable" by Foxy Shazam.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale

Today's song of the day is "5 Years Time" by Noah and the Whale.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Reboot ideas for 2020

Reboots are all the rage, right? 

And bashing on 2020 is still a thing, right?

I figure... why not combine the two. Here are my pitches for some shows to reboot, but with a 2020-style twist to them.

The Scientist - Coldplay

Today's song of the day is "The Scientist" by Coldplay.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

December - Collective Soul (Official Video)

Today's song of the day is, fittingly enough, "December" by Collective Soul.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Firestarter - The Prodigy

Today's song of the day is "Firestarter" by The Prodigy.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Rose - Bette Midler

Today's song of the day is "The Rose" by Bette Midler.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Written In The Water - Gin Wigmore

Today's song of the day is "Written in the Water" by Gin Wigmore

Friday, November 27, 2020

Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Today's song of the day is "Physcial" by Olivia Newton-John.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Raise Hell - Dorothy

Today's song of the day is "Raise Hell" by Dorothy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Big Time - Peter Gabriel

Hi there! Today's video of the day is "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2

Today's song of the day is "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" by U2

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Day John Kennedy Died - Lou Reed

Song of the day for November 22nd, 2020 is "The Day John Kennedy Died" by Lou Reed.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

Today's song of the day: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Modern Way - Kaiser Chiefs

The song of the day for today is "Modern Way" by Kaiser Chiefs. 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Daft Punk Is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem

The song of the day today is "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" by LCD Soundsystem:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Give A Little Bit - Supertramp

Today's song of the day: "Give a Little Bit" by Supertramp.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Quarantine - Bonaparte

Going to start posting a random song of the day. 

Sometimes it'll be a song you've heard plenty of times before, sometimes it will be something you've not heard in a long time, sometimes it might be something you've never heard of. 

Some songs may have some significance on the day I post it (like today's) , but most often it will simply be a randomly picked song that I feel like sharing.

Today's song is "Quarantine" by Bonaparte. (Today happens to be exactly 8 months since I started working from home)



Sunday, November 01, 2020

Trump Loses!

 It was WAY too close for comfort, but ultimately, he was defeated. 

Buckle in kids, this is gonna be a long post explaining all the work that went into taking down the Orange Menace.

Friday, September 11, 2020

and the vision planted in my brain

 if it had been up to me, when the crowd started booing during what was supposed to have been a moment of silence, I would have reset the clock. 

Each time.

Until they shut the hell up for the minimum amount of time required to pay some freaking respect.  I wouldn't have thought 20 seconds would be too much to ask, but, I guess this is America.

And, yeah, having them actually *be* silent for the moment of silence wouldn't have changed their viewpoint at all - they'd still be ignorant dbags, of course - but it would have made me feel better.

It would be an interesting experiment if nothing else. To see how long they'd go on voicing their oh so important opinions about their displeasure of.. common decency? Sigh. 

I don't know. I'm just tired of people being fuckwads. (Which pretty much sums up 2020.)

Friday, August 07, 2020

just testing

 Do I remember how to do this? Sort of, sure. Real blog post coming...soon? Maybe? Who knows!

Monday, July 20, 2020

or give me death

I think we can all agree that Liberty Mutual has the dumbest jingle in the history of jingles.

(It's catchy though, gotta give them that.)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We can all use some good news for a change.

Fortunately, I have a piece of really EXCELLENT news!

A new Paper Mario game comes out on July 17th!

Friday, February 28, 2020

look before you

Kinda crazy that we've got another Leap Day upon us tomorrow. And that means it  was EIGHT years ago that we were in the accident with the dude that backed his truck into our van (because he missed his turn, and throwing your truck into reverse while on a busy road makes TOTAL SENSE. Sigh.)

I was thinking that it would be kind of neat if we didn't have Leap Days, just to see how long it would take for the seasons to be out of "alignment" with the calendar. (I mean, eventually they would line up again, right? So... really, what's the big deal? And, if Christmas happened to fall in the middle of 130 degree weather... would that really be such a bad thing?) Oh well.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

and I approve this message

Thoughts on the barrage of political ads. Based solely on how inept they've been and/or how much of a headache they've caused me at work.

Friday, January 31, 2020

not really (but kinda?)

It feels like it's been January all year long.

I of course, had to get my obligatory saying of that out of the way, but, honestly, January has sort of flown by this time around, rather than dragging it's feet.
February is going to zip by, too, I guarantee it, even with it's extra day.
Time is all sorts of jacked up lately, is my point. And I don't see it getting straightened out anytime (heh) soon.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

the 2020 reading challenge

As stated a few posts ago (last year, ha ha), I'm partaking in the Goodreads Across The Year challenge this year, in order to help me read a wider variety of books.

Here's the prompt list: