Hey, I’m on the air! Tune in to Reverend Radio until 1 AM ET (or later) tonight. Enjoy!
I’ll be starting tonight at 7 PM, Eastern Time. The first hour or two will be devoted to a Celtic tour of Europe, Canada, and the United States. That will be followed by a Celtic rock set, some folk, then some plain ol’ rock ‘n’ roll to close out the show, sometime around 1 AM ET. Tune in and let me know what you think, either by e-mail (duncan at wolfhusky dot org) or on FurryMuck (DuncHusky).
And here I was thinking I was the only one feeling vaguely queasy about those catfight Bud Light ads:
The prize for actively attempting to repel potential customers goes to Bud Light, for a series of spots as tasteless as the beer-flavored water it was promoting. While I’m for truth in advertising as much as the next guy, I’m not sure it’s in Bud Light’s best interest to portray its base of core customers as leering, sniggering jackasses whose only concerns in life revolve around affordably priced light beer and the width of their girlfriends’ hips — in other words, just the sort of fellows you’d want your stoned teenaged daughter to avoid if the world were anything like its portrayal in a Bush administration anti-drug ad. Even worse, the generally nasty, uncivil and sexist tone of the ads made me feel like a humorless old man, like I should start pulling up my pants to my sternum and yelling at the neighbor kids to get the hell off my lawn. I can’t forgive that any more than I can forgive Anheuser-Busch for selling terrible beer. As it stands, whenever I think of Bud Light in the next year, the only thing I’ll remember is that it’s the brew of choice should I ever find myself needing to drink beer through a clown’s ass.
(From the fine folks over at Teevee.org)
Y’know, for a weekend that was supposed to be relatively quiet we’ve sure been busy.
Friday was a bit odd because schools were still closed due to the inch of snow that we received on Thursday. Well, that and it was about 10 degrees out and the roads were still icy in places. That had the benefit of making Takaza‘s commute easier (no buses to slow down traffic) and our friend Janelle’s day a lot easier (she’s a high school counselor for Wake County Public Schools). So Janelle and I met Thomas near NC State (where he works) for lunch, and there began to foment plans. Janelle and Donald had a slight problem – the coldest day of the year, and no power. We made tentative plans for them and their three cats to maybe crash at our place, but the power came back on at 3:30 PM, so all was good. Nevertheless, we all gathered at our place that night and I made some yummy chicken and dumplings. We had some fabulous champagne and a very tasty rioja to go with it, and after dinner the Food Coma claimed Thomas, Sherry, and Janelle. I t was a quiet, but pleasant night.
Once we got moving Saturday, we met the same folks over at MacGregor Ale House for lunch. Mmm, tasty. From there, we parted ways – I headed back home, and Dan went over to Donald and Janelle’s to prepare a character for our upcoming game, a combination of Mage and Werewolf. I like it because I get to resurrect an old friend – Reuben, from Triangle Ascension. This was a chronicle that we started five (!) years ago, and I bowed out of when I moved to Illinois. If you’re interested, I wrote almost all of the plot summaries in Book I, and of course all of Reuben’s diaries. I still regard “When Reuben Met Dog” and “Loved Ones Lost” to be some of the best fiction I’ve ever written. I have no plans to write anywhere near as obsessively for the new chronicle, but we’ll see what happens.
Anyway, I relaxed at home, took a nice bath and a nap while Dan was working on his character, then joined everyone later for a lovely evening of pizza, wine, milkshakes (not necessarily in that order), and watching and critiquing a dog show on Animal Planet.
Today? Well, once we get going, we need to clean the place up a bit and run to the grocery store for our weekly shopping. Then we’re hosting a Super Bowl party, Tivo-style. This means we get to fast-forward through all the silly talking heads and boring crap and watch the important stuff: the commercials and the game (if it’s 49-3 in the third quarter, we’ll probably be fast-forwarding through the game, too). Being more of a college football fan than a pro ball fan, I barely even know who’s playing so obviously I don’t much care who wins. I do like to watch a good football game, though.
Oh, and by the way – welcome to LiveJournal, Tincrash!
Let it snow
Let it snow
Let it sn…ah, screw it.
Sure, it’s only an inch or two but when you have precious few snow plows and NO salt for the roads, well, things get nasty very quickly. Takaza made it into work today, but reports that the roads are treacherous and slick. With the temperatures not supposed to get above freezing, any snow that gets melted by traffic this morning is sure to refreeze into ice. Joy.
I reckon I’ll just stay home today.