Monday, July 30, 2007


That's the name of the film. Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns.

Yes, it's the They Might Be Giants documentary.

I find it enjoyable, although since I'm blogging while watching it suggests I'm not totally engrossed. But, the point I wanted to make is that all the celebrity talking heads -- Frank Black, Sarah Vowell, Ira Glass, Dave Eggers, Andy Richter, etc. -- are, frankly, not that famous. I mean, if you know who those people are, you already know who They Might Be Giants are. It's a weird sort of C-list cult celebrity log rolling circle.

Oh, and Syd Straw is the weirdest.

And, I'm sorry, but thank goodness I haven't seen the This American Life tv show -- it's very disturbing to see Ira Glass talk and, especially, laugh. Sorry, Ira.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I find these posts kind of tiresome (because there's no added value in me just posting a link), but Tom sent me a link to a totally cool tutorial on learning constellations. It's not what I expected and I'm enjoying it so much that I'm pausing it to write it up. Anyway, here it is.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Free stocks = free money

Remember Travelzoo?

Sometime in the 1990s, someone (Liz?) sent me a link about a company that was giving away shares in an effort to build awareness. The shares were worth, well, not much for a long time. Then the company went public, and the stock split. Sadly, I didn't claim my stock so I don't know if I'm just left holding an empty bag at this point. But this is where to go to get forms to ask to cash out those virtual shares.

What's the point of this?

Free shares of a new company! Available here: ">

You can also sign up for an iPod raffle there.