Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Tinky-Winky in Ecstasy

My sons, bless 'em, are watching Teletubbies, a wonderfully insane British invention for the little ones. (Aren't those Brits great? Anyone remember Bananas in Pajamas?)

Anyway, I'm watching with my boys, amused by the gender ambiguity and the utter carefree life they live, when a little event takes place. In fact, it takes place in every episode.

No matter where the tubbies are in Teletubby land, a little windmill outside their biodome starts spinning and making little mystical noises (doodloodloop-doodloodloop!) The four andrognynous beings drop whatever they're doing and head out on the hill, like muslims being called to prayer. They giggle and say their names and wait. Then one of them will have their little antenna glow, and the little TV screen on their belly lights up. "Ahhh," they all coo. One of them has been chosen. The others gather around to receive the prophetic message from their friend's midsection.

To me, the imagery is religious almost to the point of being cultic. The little tubbies seem brainwashed or perhaps lobotomized. They are happy-go-lucky. They are completely isolated from society and reality, living out in the boonies in a utopia of another's making. Who this "other" is we never find out, mysterious and inaccessible.

I suppose it's good he's not riding in on a train of Rolls Royces, but it's hard for me to watch it with my children's eyes who accept the little playact as the shallow entertainment it is. It's a quiet, unassuming diversion for the kiddies.

Or perhaps it's a sinister preparation for Airport Terminal Living...

I'll let you know how the boys turn out.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Lord of the Bling

Well, I'm more a book guy than the movies, but the movies were fun. I just thought this quiz was cute...

You are Frodo Baggins
You are Frodo Baggins!

Lord of the Rings: Which Ringbearer are you?
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Thursday, June 17, 2004

The Real Me

Isn't sad how I've deteriorated from really blogging to simply pasting the occasional quiz in my blog?

This will come as a shock to many, especially my wife, but I have a:

gold heart
Heart of Gold

What is Your Heart REALLY Made of?
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Thank you very much. You may now line up and bask in the bright light of my goodheartedness.

You're welcome.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Dante Just Look Great?

Apparently I'm not quite as bad as I thought...

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Extreme
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Friday, June 04, 2004

Lovely, Lovely Strawberries

Laws, yes, it's Strawberry Season...

I'm up to my eyeballs in orders, paperwork, etc., and barely have time to tinkle, let alone blog.

In some ways I love this time of year, juggling trucks, juggling production runs, juggling paperwork, juggling employees, and just being imperious and implacable with my vendors :-)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

It's just funny how it sneaks up on me, and even though the season really started in March, it seems I just woke up one day to find all of my time gone in a rush of plastic...

Well, I'd love to be more poetic with all of you, my beloved fans, but I've got work to do... Do check in. If something ticks me off enough or fascinates me enough, I'm sure I'll let you know.


It's about me, dummy!!!


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