Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Disposable Douche? Who's keepin' 'em?!

Perfume historians in France claim to have recreated Marie Antoinette's personal fragrance after analyzing samples left in bottles found in her boudoir. But I'm not convinced it was her perfume. Turns out the main ingredients are vinegar and water. Still, why be beheaded with that not-so-fresh feeling. Get guillotined at the beach or while riding a horse.

Rival perfume historians--who reject French post-structuralism in favor of semiology--claim to have remade Marilyn Monroe's favorite fragrance from bottles found in her room. It's the ever-erotic scent of barbiturates and vodka.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Average Blog is Read By One Person

"Mr. Schmidt said that by by Google’s calculation, a new blog is being created every second of every day. He said that Google now estimates that the average blog is read by one person."

Thankfully, I sometimes read mine at the library as well as at home thereby pushing my hits to twice the average.

Some Average Blogs:

Notes to Self: On-the-go retail shelving consultant David Self’s web-based to-do lists. Most recent post: “Replace Tan Tongue-in-Groove Samples.”

Pop Pop’s BMs: Caregiving granddaughter Agnes Stancil’s daily—she hopes—record of her elderly grandfather’s sucessful bowel movements. In case Dr. Minton ever asks. Most recent post: “Cabbage after 2 Days?”

Practicing My Roman Numerals: An anonymous blogger’s posting of Roman numerals and their Arabic equivalent. Most recent post: “ID = 499.”

Getting My Shit Toge: Jason Drack's online outline for self-improvement and goal setting. Most recent post: "Man, I really gotta finish that blog title."

The Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Leonard and Me

Leonard "Sharing" (right): performance comedian, truck driver, union activist, 3-day Jeopardy champion, former Roller Girls roving ringside commentator and imfamous opening act for Sam Kinison at the Fox Theatre presents not 1, not 2 but about 4 or 5 of his character pieces at PushPush Theater this Saturday night at Midnight.

I'll be killing time in between. Should be just under an hour.

$5 or sneak in.

No Floral Parity

An Atlanta Fireman lost in the line of duty was laid to rest yesterday. Mayor Franklin sent 10 white roses. She would've sent a dozen but it's not like it was a cop.