Some low-brow erudition

I want to write something rambling, like Matt Webb. Hopefully interesting too. So in Webbian style, let’s start someplace completely random.

Chaim Witz! — you know him as Gene Simmons. He’s got this tough, misogynist attitude for which he’s famous. But, from the way his kids talk about him, he is mostly harmless. And there is in fact one woman who would seem to have complete control over him — his mom. Go figure.

I don’t eat fish because I might cross one that looks like these guys. And then things would be awkward. “Oh hey, you’ve got about a billion crazy teeth. I ate your third cousin three times removed about ten years ago.”

Finding pattern languages always amuses me. Comedy has its dick and fart jokes. Rap has its hype men. I’d love to find a Gang of Four book on either of those topics.

Oh-we-oh-we-oh!

I saw CBQ (Charless Brian Quinn, for those not in the know) at acts_as_conference this weekend. I want to make a movie shot entirely with the rear-view camera of his Prius. His presentation on teaching Rails was pretty groovy too.

I’m finding that I’m not satisfied to just link to the Wikipedia. Like its not cool enough to link to it. Something more edgy, something old school. Like the C2 link above, having cgi in the URL helps. Pretty URLs are so establishment, man!

Oh, and today I completed my collection of original (Diamond Dave) Van Halen albums. Inspiration? The “Schmitts Gay” commercial sounds like “Beautiful Girls”. “AH, YAH!