Rand-O-Blog (A Blog of Sorts)
March 31, 2003
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Hey! Look what I got today! A reeeeally nice book on Matisse/Picasso. (No, you may not
borrow it!) I got it from MOMA. (Not to be confused with
MOMMA.) I bought it online and got it in just a matter of days. Good deal!
MOMA is running a special exhibit on Matisse/Picasso. I'm hoping to go see it in the not-too-distant future.
In the meantime, I'll have to read the essays in this book and get myself all "cultured up" before I go see the exhibit.
(And no, you still can't borrow it!)
Posted at 10:45 PM (EST)
Here is a list of 20 things that people searched on (through Google, Yahoo, etc.)
and the pages they found on my site. Some of them are funny. Some of them really make you wonder about people. The one
about Gene Simmons and the last one are my favorites. More to come in the future.
Posted at 5:00 PM (EST)
March 29, 2003
FREE is good, right? Well, here are some free USA flag decals. Click on the image
to go to the website. All they ask for is a stamped self-addressed envelope and they will mail free decals
to you. (Thanks to Mom for the link!)
Posted at 8:40 AM (EST)
March 28, 2003
Here's a song for you. One of my current favorites. It's half good ideas, half tongue-in-cheek.
I like it all except for the part of changing her name from Kitty to Karen. I understand that the name
had to rhyme with Chrysler LeBaron. But how about changing her name to Doris and trading in the MG for a
Regardless, it's a funky tune.
"Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what’s best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes
I want a girl with the right allocations
Who’s fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
She’s playing with her jewelry
She’s putting up her hair
She’s touring the facilities
And picking up the slack
I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete, to cut her red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tainted glass
She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
She’s touring the facilities and picking up the slack
I want a girl with a short skirt and a long, long jacket
I want a girl with smooth liquidation
I want a girl with the right dividends
At City Bank we will meet accidentally
We’ll start to talk when she borrows my pen
She wants a car with a cupholder armrest
She wants a car that will get her there
She’s changing her name
From Kitty to Karen
She’s trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron
I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket
from the album Comfort Eagle
Buy Comfort Eagle from Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
Posted at 3:30 PM (EST)
March 27, 2003
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I got a Pink Floyd poster!
Noticing that I was starting to overdose on CNN's and NPR's war in Iraq coverage,
I decided to go buy some new music last night. I needed something fresh and new. What
better music to cure an overdose than Pink Floyd? (?)
I got a remastered CD version of their 1969 "Ummagumma." I had forgotten all about this
album. After listening to it, I bet most people have forgotten about it! But how can you not
buy a CD that has a song title on it like this: "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered
Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict?" If that won't distract you from war nothing will!
Okay. Here's the funny part. When I opened the CD there was a poster inside. This caused an instant
flashback to the age of 15. Back then I had tried to steal a poster out of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of
the Moon" album. I had the cassette. But cassettes didn't come with posters. There was a girl in
the aisle as I slit the plastic album wrapping and dropped the poster in a bag I was carrying. She
looked like a stoner, so I didn't worry about her. Well, she was undercover security and I got busted
for ripping off a poster! Nothing ever came of the incident. And I did reform my ways. I don't think
I've tried to steal any Pink Floyd paraphernalia since then. But all these years I've had to endure
life without a Pink Floyd poster. Now I have one. Maybe my karma is improving. Maybe the experiences
of my life since 15 have been sufficient punishment and the recording industry gods now deem me worthy
of a poster. Or maybe is just further proof that CDs are a huge improvement over cassettes.
The poster hangs proudly... in my cube at work. Not exactly where I would have placed it at 15.
Buy Ummagumma from Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
Posted at 1:00 PM (EST)
March 26, 2003
Well, well... Look what we have here. A weblog! How cute!
Posted at 9:15 PM (EST)