Archives for: December 2009

Dramatic Removal

December 30th, 2009
Chuckle of the day: There was recently an article about towns in the midwest having problems with their LED traffic lights, in that LED traffic lights emit very little heat and thus are not removing their own snow (which incandescent bulbs did). Thus… more »

Horror, criticism, and movie choices

December 24th, 2009
I've been meaning to recommend this piece of horror criticism for a couple of months: Nicholas Seeley's "A Dragon in the Time Machine: A Gross Anatomy of Horror." He does a good job expanding on Stephen King's theories, and this part in particular grabb… more »

Rule #9

December 23rd, 2009
From this point forward, and also retroactively, all commentary to posts on this blog (and any linked post appearances such as on Facebook) are instructed to observe Commentary Rule Nine. For those unfamiliar with Rule #9, which is not surprising as I a… more »

Polar Opposite

December 21st, 2009
I like Christmas decorations. I try to make time every year to drive around in the evening and enjoy people's Christmas lights. I enjoy public trees, and storefront signs, and faux reindeer antlers on cars. So it would normally be a good thing that t… more »

One of Those Mornings

December 17th, 2009
Got to the BART parking lot squarely in the middle of my usual time window. Drove around and around up to the seventh floor, where the parking generally is at 8 in the morning. Noted that the lot was emptier than usual, probably on account of the holida… more »