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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Drawing Little Boxes All Day
I've been doing this for just over a week at work now:
That's a hand-drawn index of topographic maps of the Philippines on a Tactical Piloting Chart, in case it's not obvious enough (and really, if you can't recognize a hand-drawn index of topographical maps, how'd they let you out of kindergarten? Sheesh...).
Anyway, it's very, very, very time consuming and OCD-prompting. Which leaves me feeling un-smart at the end of the day. Which is a shame, because GayProf said some things about queer readings of texts that started wheels spinning in my head. It's a topic I think I need to visit, and fairly soon or all the thoughts will flee my brain. Also, the Marvel and Image solicitations for September are out in various places, and while I'd like to take a look at them, I find myself so disinterested in the output of both companies I can't even find anything to particularly annoy me this month. Well, except for the Civil War trade dress. Oh, and does the new Ms. Marvel series really warrant a hard-cover collection?
So, instead of doing any of those things, I'll throw YouTube clips at you:
Ashley MacIsaac's version of " The Devil in the Kitchen." He's the one in the kilt playing the fiddle.
"Pop Goes the World" by Men Without Hats. The first entry tonight in the "don't give me no grief for liking them" category. At the very least, they're my favorite band from Quebec.
A rare film clip of Phil Ochs.
Dolly Parton singing "Jolene" in concert.
Stereo Total covering their own song, "J'aime l'amour a Trois," in German.
The "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Two questions are always brought up for me by this. One, am I the only person who interprets the song as a proto-feminist argument for the necessity of women making their own economic security? And two, why do people rarely talk about But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes?
Hearing that last song always reminds me of this next one, "Barbie Girl" by Aqua. This would be the other "give me no grief" performer tonight.