Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Outposting

If you want to pay your sales and use tax quarterly fees to the State of California's Board of Equalization and you want to do so online, you have to use a third party payment center. This payment center has a Facebook page. You can also follow the payment center on Twitter.

I notice also that the payroll company which sends my paycheck has a Facebook page. You can follow them on Twitter too, if you are so inclined.

I think if Mark Twain were alive today, he would have a blog, but he would not be on Twitter. Somebody would probably manage the blog for him because he would refuse to learn anything more than the basic operations of a computer.

Oscar Wilde, however, would have a blog, a Facebook page, and would post on Twitter every half hour.

I don't think Shakespeare would be an active blogger, but the Globe Theatre would definitely have a kickass website.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

From an Interview With Matthew McConaughey

ELLE: You wrestled cows to prepare for your role in Reign of Fire. Would you wrestle a croc for the woman you loved? A grizzly?

MM: Rather not. But if you can catch eye contact with a mammal, you can buy yourself some time—because as another mammal, you can communicate. You can’t trust a reptile. But I have thought about how to win that fight with the grizzly.

ELLE: Do tell.

MM: I believe right as that grizzly gets to you, he’s going to rear up, open his paws, and come down on you. You’re going to have to shoot the gap, go in straight to the chest, and take your bowie knife to the gut and pull up through the rib cage. If it’s a death shot, that grizzly’s going to fall on you. The real trouble’s going to be getting out from under it.

ELLE: I’m stunned by the amount of thought you’ve put into this.

MM: Oh, I have dreams about this kind of shit. I don’t want to wrestle any of these things, but I’m just saying, that’s what I’d do if the situation arose where I’m just sitting there and I go, Oh, look there. That grizzly has got my girl and child. How we gonna work this out?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man Speaks

Trying to change the flat tire over here
and feeling like a man while I'm at it

But I can't get the damn lugs loose
so I got to call triple a.

Watching this guy who knows
do what he knows how to do.

Still feeling like a man though
because I've done all that I can.