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Auguru

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  1. Happy Belated, Bluescat! Hope you had a great time.

     

    Every time I see your avatar/name I am reminded of "Blue Cat" from Clive Barker's "The Thief of Always"...

     

    A very nice audio book version is available (my family has listened to it several times on long road trips), but the book is a great read for kids and adults. I sure hope the long-anticipated film version does it justice.

     

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  2. Happy Birthday, Verlock!

     

    I daresay an absinthe a day will do more than an apple to keep the doctor at bay...

     

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    As an anime fan, have you seen Malice@Doll? Though not for the squeamish, it is a fascinating study of degradation and transformation (physical and mystical).


  3. This topic has been considered many time before, but my own 2¢...

     

    Since the producers of tap water in my own 'burg often chlorinate the crap out of the local river water (our source), I prefer to use the water run through the filter in my refrigerator (removes the parasites and carbon filters the chlorine out of it). Otherwise, I'm not much on buying bottled water, but my kids like it better than the tap or the water out of the 'frig...

     

    (Before anyone accuses me of allowing my kids to consume absinthe, I mean they like the bottled water for direct consumption at summer camp, after soccer practice, etc...)


  4. Hearty congratulations all around! Here's hoping the birthing goes well. (FWIW, if your wife is so inclined, make sure the epidural is ordered early. My wife waited a bit too long on our first child and had to tough it out classic-style).

     

    As for the aforementioned rose/peach color, I've no clue. But I am curious to hear what the cognoscenti have to say...


  5. Thanks, Everybody!

     

    I'd have chimed in sooner, but my computer was infested with a virus and knocked out my networking. Took a couple of days to figure it out and get it back up and running.

     

    (On a side note, a bottle of Aviation Gin showed up just in time for my birthday. It joins Bluecoat among my favorites.)


  6. Anyone know why the timecode is stamped on the DVD videos? Clearly, the timecode is not part of the original films and had to be added when the films were transferred to tape or when captured to digital format. Else the timecode was deliberately burned in when the DVD was mastered. Truly a waste to see the original frames marred this way...


  7. Finally got around to transferring an old cassette of music by Victory Acres entitled "Based on Smell" to the computer and converting it to mp3 format. Sure, the quality is rough, but it reminds me of the fun music scene in Phoenix back in the late 70's/early 80's. Chris Kirkwood (of Meat Puppets fame) was in Victory Acres, while it lasted... They had a few memorable songs, including "Wings of Satan" that still hold up today.

     

    I finally identified another oldie from a recording off the radio in Tucson (many years ago): "Hey Judas" by Carmaig de Forest. Seems odd it took so long, but upon finding it again in my cassette collection, I turned to the almighty internet. Lo and behold, a scrap of lyric lead me to Carmaig and the entertaining Midnight Ukulele Disco site.

     

    Too much fun.

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