Thursday, August 09, 2007

So Happy It's Thursday

I wanted to post today, mostly because I don't want to work. I am not thrilled about my job, and therefor am wholey unmotivated. The picture is from this past weekend when I visited my brother and does not reflect my current mood. (But hey, new picture of me!)

I read a lot of Harry Potter last night. I amy actually finish it in a respectable length of time for someone reading at the level of the target demographic. The story is picking up, so I find it easier to read.

I don't have any Smiths lyrics haunting me. No Simpsons quotes have been running through my head. Nothing special going on in the solar system or beyond. And I have found nothing inspiring on my list to cross off.

So I am putting it to a vote. What do you, the enlightened and select few readers of WILATU, feel should be the next item on the list I should post about?

Maybe someone wants to guest blog? There may be a free Rock and Roll Astronaut tee shirt in it for you. In the meantime, I will be looking for ways to perfect my father's invention: ceiling wax.


Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I never understood that particular Stones lyric. But, are you having your 19th Nervous Breakdown?

Evil Genius said...

I always took it as just a stupid turn on floor wax. Maybe it has some other double meaning, but I doubt it. The 60's were not as deep as the hippies would have you believe.

Have you ever seen the SNL sketch where the summon John Lenon's ghost and he is just a stoned asshole?

I have not kept count of my nervous breakdowns, but I am not having one today. But I would appreciate it if you would get off of my cloud.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Sure, when it's someone coming near Mick, he's all "get off my cloud" -- but when he's stalking someone else, wild horses couldn't drag him away.

Beth said...

What about the age-old philosophical question: Mickey is a mouse, Pluto is a dog ... so what is Goofy?

BTW, Evil, you're rather cute.

Dale said...

I want you to write about your number 99, the sound of a train whistle at night. I also want to know if you've ever heard the Jane Siberry song 'Something About Trains'. It had better be good, not the song, your post.

Dale said...

I meant to mention that I laughed pretty damned good at what you renamed Lulu's blog on the old roll there Evil Genius.

Flannery Alden said...

I'd be glad to guest blog. Shall I write about why you love coffee?

Evil Genius said...


What an astute observation. I have no witty rejoinder for this. (I was digging, but came up empty. So I pulled out my old standby response.)


Where were you when I was getting flack about cherry flavored Pez? (I usually go with preternaturally handsome, but I will take rather cute. Thank you!)


Looks like #99 is ahead by a landslide. But the polls are not closed yet!


That would be awesome! Except you have to leave me the coffee post. I am saving that one for last! But you can have at the rest of them. And feel free to make fun of Pezda too.


Flannery Alden said...

Drat. OK...I'll pick one and email it to you.

Evil Genius said...


Have you read my old post on coffee?

And you can e-mail me your post, but I am talking about handing the reins over. You don't have to take over for a month, but I want to do it up right.


Flannery Alden said...

Ooh! In that case, move over, baby!

I'll check out your coffee post too.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Here's what I want to know, and I demand the answer in a post.

Most science/astronomy geeks such as yourself aren't heavily into an organized religion, yet you state being Catholic as WYLATU, and you even place God in your top ten... before women. Although this could explain why you are single, it doesn't explain how the two trends of thought coexist. I mean, I know you don't believe it's "turtles all the way down" yet you think there is a higher power? Well, other than The Force? Please explain.

P.S. Nice, slick, white, bald, skin... pprrr-yow!

Doc said...

I'm not certain, but I think it is "sealing wax", like to seal a letter.


Evil Genius said...


Please to send me e-mail address that for I add as contributor you to site of Evil Genius.


That's why I'm still single? Thanks Great Aunt Kristi!

As for being a walking contradiction, I cannot deny that. I actually thought of writing a book on resolving my apparently conflicting views. I may not get to it right away, but I will do a post on it. (Unless Flannery wants to handle it for me.) Not that I am going to do a post every time you challenge me on a comment.

For the tenth time the list is not in any specific order, but please also note that Compact Discs rate higher than women. Why do you not have a problem with that?

P.S. Right back at you on the "Nice, slick, white, bald, skin... pprrr-yow!"


Interesting! I always took it as "ceiling wax" in the context that it would be a delusional and futile pursuit. However "sealing wax" works just as well in that it is a n impractical and antiquated pursuit. The lyrics I looked up had "ceiling," but I'll let Anandamide give an official ruling on this.

FYI, I also went years thinking Sting sang, "I'm a pool hall ace of every breath you take."


GETkristiLOVE said...

Okay, then my next demand: put those things in order so I can make fun of you!

anandamide said...

if you haven't already, posting on "some hot girl on girl action" is always fascinating. from a scientific perspective, of course.

Evil Genius said...


I have learned my lesson. My answer is wrong. You can just send me what order they should be in. I am assuming women should be #1 and argyle #100.


Excellent suggestion. I forgot about that one. Any items I have posted on have been linked back to the post. So only the four or so that have links are done.

Any ruling on ceiling/sealing wax from Doc's comment above? I am trusting you as a classic rock afficiannado.


Grant Miller said...

"Strangeways" is the only disc in my car, I mean ride, right now. I'm not sure how or why.

"I Won't Share You" is fucking brilliant.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Well, you're right (there, I said it) - women should be before argyle but that's not to say I don't think you should like argyle... just not with the Chuckie Taylors.

I can't order your list since the top three are obviously missing:

1. Women (that like hockey)
2. Women that play hockey
3. Hockey

anandamide said...

I'm inclined to go with Doc's "sealing wax" (see below quote from Lewis Carroll's Walrus and Carpenter)

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax
Of cabbages, and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings."

...although some random blog I read pointed out that "ceiling wax" actually does exist. It's what magicians use to make cards stick to the roof. So that remains a distinct, but unlikely, possibility.

Evil Genius said...

Damnit! You even have the drug culture reference to back it up. I concede.