July 08, 2004

British comedy-also a book review

I have recently discovered BBC radio online. This site has lots of British comedy. Iss wunnerful to lissen to some'un spea'in' th' Queen's english.
I am a huge Monty python fan as well as an even bigger fan of Terry Pratchett. Thanks to the info I got from Discworld Monthly, I was able to listen to a 4 part adaptation of one of my favorite Pratchett works:Mort. In this novel Death, Y'know, robed, hooded skeleton, big scythe, wants a vacation and so takes on a young apprentice.
Being an athropomorphic personification death tries to be a little more human. Wackiness ensues. Ok, it's not all that wacky, or even zany, but it is a very entertaining story with just enough meat on the plot lines to keep the humor truly humorous. Also, the humor is never forced. It is not written around jokes like many vaguely funny novels, the humor is character driven! The characters become so well developed in your mind you feel like you have known them all your life. They become your best friends. If you root around a bit on the BBC site you may be able to catch an episode. Listen to it, it might get you as hooked as I am

Till next time J

July 06, 2004

Good times

Well, another 4th of July holiday weekend has passed marking yet another year I've made it through without losing a digit!
Yessiree, I made it through the whole weekend without blowing myself up. Oh sure there were the usual array of bottle rockets, M80's, and firecrackers to delight and amuse all who attended. Since the alcohol was flowing pretty freely, I was sure that my sober ass was gonna be driving someone to the emergency room. Alas, no. No one was quite that drunk.
I did, however, witness a M80 embed pieces of an aluminum can into the side of a tree. A poor man's hand grenade I think it was called. Also, the little known fact that bottle rockets, when shot into a body of water at the right time, will explode underwater and STUN ANY FISH near enough to the explosion!
Well that's all for now, I hope you still have all the digits you began the holiday with.
till next time J

July 05, 2004


Here's hoping you didn't blow off any appendages over the fourth.
.:if you did, I hope they were able to find and reattach your digits:.