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Okay, NOW you can have your random post.

So, speaking of kitties (see previous post), I saw a kitty get hit by a car on my way to work. It was very upsetting, and the cat ended up in front of my car, so I slammed on my breaks, expecting to have to get out and take the cat home to nurse it back to health. Also, expecting to be rear-ended, because I suh-lammed on my brakes.

But the kitty just gets up and runs to the sidewalk and is looking all “What the fuck, dude?!” (It was a guy in a giant truck who didn’t even slow down when he hit the cat. Bastard. I’m adding this to my list of things that keep you out of heaven.)

So anyway, after this and my own cat getting sick,  I’m wondering: Am I carrying around a bubble of kitty peril wherever I go? Is there a danger zone around me that only affects cats?

Keep me away from your pets, people. I’ve angered the cat-god Bastet and she is wreaking some major havoc.

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How awesome was Futurama last night?!*  Love that show. Yay! It’s back!

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Um, if you guys still aren’t watching So You Think You Can Dance, you are missing out, man. Also, can’t you accept advice from anyone? I’m only trying to help you.

Anyway, here’s another video. Watch it. If you dare….

It’s not scary or anything. I just felt like saying “If you dare…”

But if masks creep you out, um, it might be a little scary.

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Another thing I like to say for no reason: Any time I say “You’ll see,” I add, “You’ll aaaallll see.” And point at everyone in the room. It’s a great way to take a normal conversation and turn it into an awkward pause.

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So, I believe I mentioned my love of dating shows previously. One of my favorites was Singled Out on MTV. This was back when MTV actually had good stuff on, known as The Daria Epoch. In my opinion dating shows should always be treated as throw-aways, single servings that don’t last an entire season (*ahem* The Bachelor *cough cough*).

Anyway, in watching Singled Out, I developed a major crush on Chris Hardwick, who you may know as the poor man’s Joel McHale. So you can imagine my delight to discover he has a website now, that is specifically for the nerdy set. And they do podcasts. Including one with Adam Savage (of Mythbusters), one with Alison Brie (of Community), and one with the one, the only, the future signer of my underwear, Craig Ferguson. It’s two hours long and awesome, and you can stream it.

Also, there’s language, so if you share an office, maybe keep the volume low.

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Hmm, what else? Oh! Did you guys see Toy Story 3? Did you cry? Yeah, me too.

Okay, that’ll do it for me. I’m setting a goal of actually reaching my original goal of 3 posts a week next week. Wish me luck!

*Answer: Very.
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Random Day again? Already?

I’ve been in Oklahoma most of the week. So this Random Day will have an Oklahoman flavor that some of you (my dad) may find appealing and some of you (Texans) may detest.

So, apparently in Oklahoma, Craig Ferguson gets preempted by Seinfeld. What the hell? Craig Ferguson, what did you do to piss Oklahoma off?

I noticed on the drive back that you can definitely tell when you’ve come into Texas (even if you don’t notice the GIANT SIGN). And, I hate to say it, but it’s because Texas has a lot more road clutter. Not litter – Don’t Mess with Texas – more like billboards and road signs and crap, all right up on the edge of the highway. I don’t know if I was just driving through a particularly rural part of Oklahoma or what, but coming into Texas it was like, “Whoa. Calm down. I don’t need to know that “Adoption is an option” in 20 foot-high letters, okay?”

(If you’re not from Texas, you should know that I’ve gotten myself into some hot water here, because I just said that Oklahoma was in some way better than Texas. The only option I have now is to invoke that-which-cannot-be-named, an organization so evil that it raises the ire of even the most laid-back Texan – Matthew McConaughey.)

I blame TxDOT.

(Whew. Crisis averted.)

So, getting away from controversial topics, I listened to Wicked all the way up and all the way back. Now it’s stuck in my head forever. Which I’m pretty okay with.

Also, being away from my DVR for a few days made me realize how much TV sucks in the summer. But I did get to watch about 15 minutes of True Blood on HBO. So it was a net gain.

And this hotel didn’t have a guide channel to tell you what’s coming on when, so I was totally flying blind. Which means I watched a lot of Law & Order: SVU.

You know, I watch a lot of that show on TNT when I’m feeling lazy or can’t find the remote, and I still haven’t seen every episode. I think that show has secretly been on for 50 years. Or maybe they’re filming new episodes in an alternate dimension so there’s an infinite supply. (I like the second explanation better because it involves science. Or magic. Either way, that’s the one I’m going to go with.)

By the way, I didn’t take the pretty route. I was all set to, but then I noticed that it had two toll roads. Apparently there is a price to be paid for beauty.

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The argument for twitter

Okay, I mentioned a while ago that I was formulating a response to anyone who said twitter was stupid, and my friend Bethany decided she had to hear it.

First, I fear I may have given the wrong impression when I made my initial remarks, because this isn’t going to be a “You’re Stupid Because You Disagree With Me” rant, more  a “Why Don’t We All Open Our Minds And We Can Enjoy The World Together” polite request. At least that’s my intention going into this. We’ll see where it actually ends up.

Here’s the thing about twitter. It’s just like any other bit of technology. It’s a tool. In and of itself, it’s not evil or good, stupid or noble. It’s up to the users to determine its disposition. And just like how some people use Facebook to play Farmville and some people use it to start a revolution, twitter is used to all ends.

To be honest, I don’t know how anyone can argue that twitter is just for people who want to tell everyone what they had for lunch anymore. After the Iran Twitter Revolution, I think it’s pretty clear that it’s a valuable tool. But even in everyday, slightly mundane use, twitter is not just for people with no friends in real life. Marketing professionals use it to get word out about their products and services. You can use it to actually talk to your favorite celebrities, instead of just pining. Some people (me) use it to stay in touch with friends that they (I) wouldn’t otherwise get to talk to for weeks at a time.

And here’s the other thing about twitter. You don’t have to have any part of it. It’s optional. You don’t want to hear about what somebody had for lunch? Don’t follow people who tell you what they had for lunch. This is the major thing that I don’t understand about people who are morally opposed to twitter. Twitter is like sending a mass text, except you’re only sending it to people who already said they want to get texts from you. It’s people talking to people who want to be talked to. It’s not just a bunch of people yelling into a void. It’s a conversation.

And yeah, sometimes it’s a conversation about what someone had for lunch. Is that really so bad?

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