Of Course There’s A Casa Bonita Animated Gif

Of course there’s a Casa Bonita animated gif out there.

Why would I have thought there might not be?

(And, of course, like the tons of other Casa Bonita animated gifs a quick image search turned up, it’s of Cartman.)

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Excellent Timing

Ran into excellent timing recently. I picked up Alan Moore’s Jerusalem recently. Early on in the tome, one of the characters is on a platform in St. Paul’s Cathedral as it is raised from the floor all the way up into the Whispering Gallery so he can restore some of the paintings on the ceiling of the dome. The timing on my choice of when to read this was excellent, because I’d been sitting in the Whispering Gallery just a week before.

Seriously, I’d just come back recently from a trip to London, Brussels, and Paris. As part of that, we’d climbed all those stairs in St. Paul’s to the Whispering Gallery (and up into the tower outside and above). While reading about the character being on that raising platform, I had an immediate, physical memory of being in that dome and just how high it was, and how it felt. There was no way to have as visceral a reaction there as having a recent memory of being where was being described, all because of a chance in timing.

No real reason to mention this, but it was pretty cool.

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Remember Remember The Fifth Of November!

Remember remember the fifth of November! An evening of poetry & drinks at Fort.Greene: Ft. Green Presents Cheeseburger Nebula Galactic Press!14615839_10210956056962151_5029061171900582384_o

Saturday November 5. Doors open at 8PM. Readings by Janelle Fine, Hillary Leftwich, Dustin Holland, Khadijah Queen, Lorenzo James, David S. Atkinson, Monique Antonette Lewis, and more. Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80216.

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This Is An Odd Gif To Animate

People animate the oddest gifs. Not just for the oddest subjects, but the oddest bits from those subjects. Take this one:

Now, I love The Mysterious Cities of Gold as much as the next person (likely more), but what the heck? Why bother animating this as a gif?

It’s a mystery, as much as the location of the cities of gold.

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I Actually Am Hankering For A Hunk Of Cheese

Actually, I am hankering for a hunk of cheese. I’m almost always hankering for a hunk of cheese.

I love that someone made an animated gif of this. If you don’t know what it is, no amount of explanation can help you.

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I Vote Already. Shut Up.

I voted already. Everyone can go ahead and shut up now.

Seriously, I filled out my mail in ballot and dropped it off last night. As of now, I can no longer be persuaded in any way to change my position on any of the candidates or issues, not in a way that can change my vote. As such, I no longer need to see any ads, get any calls, read any arguments, and/or anything else. It’s all over for me short of waiting for the results, so let’s just go for that and leave me alone.

Thank you.

Sincerely, The Management

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Accidental Breach Of Bus Etiquette

I’m a stickler for bus etiquette. I don’t think people should have loud phone conversations on the bus so that other people have to listen. I believe in giving up my seat when someone who has difficulty standing needs it. I even acknowledge that it is awkward to sit next to a stranger when rows are still open. However, this morning I accidentally breached bus etiquette.

It was the last. On my usual bus route, there are open seats but never open rows in the morning. That means I’m going to be sitting next to some stranger, the question is just who. There are a couple crusty people who have really gotten nasty about having to share before, or people who actually spread out over two seats to not have to share because they are a-holes, and those I tend to avoid a little just to not cause a confrontation. I also tend to sit next to men rather than women to avoid unintended intimidation that I understand can happen (so many men going right to sit next to the cute girl on the bus who wants nothing to do with them). Anyway, this morning I didn’t see any open rows so I went to share the row I normally default to.

The gentleman sitting in that row seemed uncomfortable.

That’s when I realized there was actually an open row. I’d totally missed it, not seen it at all. I have no idea how I missed it. I walked right past it. However, missed it I did. I was sitting next to a stranger and there was a row I could have had all to myself.

Breach of etiquette.

At that point, I was embarrassed. Instinct told me just to keep sitting, pretend like it hadn’t been a mistake. I would really have preferred that empty row though (I had extra baggage this morning), and so would the guy I was sitting next to. So, I sucked up how weird it all looked and got up and moved.

It was for the best.

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