Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 9 posts previously published on May 25th

  • 2018
    • Linkdump for May 13th through May 25th An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between May 13th and May 25th. • George Takei Accuser Scott Brunton Changed His Story of Drugs, Assault • when i say ‘don’t make jokes about rednecks and hillbillies’, that doesn’t mean i think you’re being racist against white people • Dear NRA, It's Time to Take Away Everyone's Gun • The respect of personhood vs the respect of authority • How the 50-mm Camera Lens Became ‘Normal’
    • Solo was fun. My current high-water mark for “new actors inhabiting characters without just mimicking original actors” is the nuTrek films (esp. Urban as McCoy); while nuHan isn’t quite that good, he wasn’t bad. Lots of fun moments and nods to the rest of the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • 2016
    • Bachelor night number two: pizza and another superhero movie! (146/366)
  • 2014
    • Picnic lunch in Riverfront Park in The Dalles as we head up the Gorge on our way back to Ellensburg.
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
    • A Portrait of the Author as a Young Man I recently found a stack of old ID cards from my high school days in a drawer, a discovery that led to an interesting mix of amusement and horror as I flipped through them. So what do I do, but take them to work, scan them all in, and bring them back here to expose them to the world. There's something seriously, seriously wrong with me. ;)
    • Alaskans against CAPPS II Washington DC bureaucrats think we need their permission before we can get on a plane. We think they're wrong. They don't understand that up here in Alaska, we use airplanes the way you use taxis. And that's why we, a group of Alaskans, are turning to the US District Court for help.
    • Kerry in Seattle tomorrow Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry will be in Seattle at a free public appearance on Pier 62 tomorrow morning.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 24 posts previously published on May 24th

  • 2018
    • Every day, there’s a little bit more. Slowly, quietly accumulating. Drifting in, wafting slowly behind us as we walk by. It’s like the world’s cutest horror movie.
    • In accordance with the GDPR-driven updates to privacy policies all over the place, I’m endorsing and appropriating Konstantin Kakaes’ excellent privacy policy update for my own use. Please read this and keep it in mind for all communications with me.
  • 2016
    • First night of Prairie gone for a conference, and I’ve already reverted to my oh-so-healthy bachelor cooking ways. :D (145/366)
  • 2015
    • Kitty wants cake!
    • Our hotel room includes a Black Forest Cake dessert. Yum!
    • Cocktails for two before dinner.
  • 2014
    • Hanging out with the family by the river on a pleasant evening.
    • At Prairie’s dad’s place along the Lewis River for a collective May birthdays celebration.
  • 2010
    • A tiny bit on the Lost finale I've only had a few hours to process the _Lost_ finale, and I was asleep for most of them, so this is still a little unformed and right off the cuff. Still, right off the bat, I'm a bit of two minds on how it all wrapped up...
  • 2009
    • Links for May 19th through May 24th Sometime between May 19th and May 24th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie Breaks a Third World Record • Rules for Time Travelers • Klingon Anti-Virus • Star Trek: What It Teaches Film Makers About Special Effects • Dollar ReDe$Ign Project
  • 2006
    • Upcoming Photothingies After a few days of grumbling and plotting devious ways of kicking my manager (severely, repeatedly, in the shin), my schedule has been reworked so that there are no more conflicts. So. Upcoming things where I will be wandering around, camera in hand....
  • 2005
    • Spielberg’s War of the Worlds Some interesting tidbits in Wired's look at the upcoming Spielberg/Cruise version of War of the Worlds that caught my eye.
    • Writing Assignment I actually think this is an old joke that I've heard before, but it got a good laugh out of me today when Thom posted it...
  • 2004
    • Disney Propaganda (I want this!) Oooers — anybody want to get me a late birthday present? ;)
    • We’re Not Gonna Take It Currently playing on our in-store Muzak system: Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It!'
    • Something for DeAnna Assuming you make it here to Seattle in time and have the time and money once you get here, there's a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Re-bar through the end of July.
    • Showgirls commentary track While I've never had a chance to catch it, for a while now local Seattle writer David Schmader has been hosing screenings of the infamous Showgirls, providing a running commentary skewering the film in what I've heard makes for an absolutely hilarious showing.
    • Republican lightbulb joke How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?
    • The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Iraq It seems we have our own local Earthly variant of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, reacting to the Abu Ghraib scandal with the belief that if we didn't see it, it wasn't there — and banning digital cameras in Iraq.
    • The library is really cool I did manage to spend a little time looking around the Seattle Library this Sunday with Prairie and Hope for their opening day festivities. I think this was the first, and quite likely only, time I've ever seen a line to get into a library!
  • 2002
    • North to Alaska Just when I'd reconciled myself to the fact that I wasn't going to be able to afford to head up to Alaska this summer like I'd been planning to see James and Stacy get hitched, what do some of my friends do but chip in to help me out with the cost of the plane ticket.
  • 2001
    • Mars needs a facelift! This just in -- It seems that our nearest neighbor in the Solar System, and most possible target for future colonization, is in dire need of a facelift!
    • Some silly fantasy series Grrr...Calling LOTR (Lord of the Rings) 'some silly fantasy series' is the same as referring to the Sistine Chapel as 'some medieval graffiti' or The Republic as 'simple moral commentary'.
  • 1996
    • [From Usenet: 5.24.96 2300] A shareware utility called Drop*PS (the * is really a bullet) will work wonders, as long as all you want to do is print. Drag the .ps file onto Drop*PS, and it sends the postscript data directly to the printer to interpretet it. Nice 'n simple...

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 23 posts previously published on May 23rd

  • 2016
    • Not a bad day at all for a Monday. Here’s hoping that’s the start of a trend. (144/366)
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • Funny little dollar store eyeball ring. Too small for my fingers, but amusing. Looks like a friendly little alien to me. :)
    • Hard at work at Law and Justice! Except that I actually sit at a computer all day, and never need to touch the law books. But still. It works for today’s picture. :)
    • Fun Feet Friday: Darth Vader socks!
  • 2010
    • Links for May 21st through May 23rd Sometime between May 21st and May 23rd, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • After Keeping Us Waiting for a Century, Mark Twain Will Finally Reveal All • Cripple Crab Crutch • The Swinger • 10 Days in a Carry-on • The Pirate Bay | Cracked.com
  • 2006
    • The Perils of Being Blogged Must make this quick.... Out in the [doctor's] waiting room- I am typing away on blog and then zoom to your site to see what's new, when guy next to me goes- 'That's the numbnut from Microsoft- right??'
    • Up, Up and Away… A 'time panorama]' -- seven shots combined into a single panoramic image capturing this kitesurfer's jump.
  • 2005
    • Episode III: Pros and Cons Mike messaged me on iChat this evening after getting back from watching Star Wars Episode III. Our conversation ended up touching on most, if not all, of the points I've had wandering around in my head and was planning on using for a more in-depth review than the one I gave previously. So, with his permission, I'm reposting our conversation here.
    • Love Battle Ideologies and slogans are going to be battling it out in the Seattle area next month. In the (far) right corner: Love Won Out, a 'national campaign to treat homosexuality as preventable.' In the left corner: Love Welcomes All, a counter-conference organized by PFLAG.
    • Local Innuendo Headline from a story in today's Seattle PI: University of Washington among top-endowed colleges
    • 2005 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films Dori's got a very handy list of this year's Sci-Fi and Fantasy films that are likely to be potential Hugo Award nominees. Some I've seen, most I've heard of, but there were a few listed that I didn't know about -- including a new Terry Gilliam film!
    • Apple and Intel There's a lot of rumbling in the Mac world today thanks to a Wall Street Journal article reporting rumors of Apple talking to Intel about using their chips.
    • Recap Still alive, still here, just haven't been very talkative. Quick weekend recap, though...
  • 2004
    • I’m so glad I don’t drive Gas really does cost an arm and a leg these days.
    • Draft targeted to resume in spring 2005 There have been rumors about this for a while now, but it's been looking more and more likely all the time, and now the first major steps have been set in motion.
    • Shrek 2 We also saw Shrek 2, which was a far more enjoyable experience than Troy.
    • Troy Prairie and I saw Troy this weekend. That wasn't supposed to be a comedy, was it?
  • 2003
    • Can we clone Sen. Byrd? Another excellent speech from Sen. Byrd. Can we please get more politicians like this man in office?
    • US takes control of space The nation's largest intelligence agency by budget and in control of all U.S. spy satellites, NRO is talking openly with the U.S. Air Force Space Command about actively denying the use of space for intelligence purposes to any other nation at any time — not just adversaries, but even longtime allies, according to NRO director Peter Teets.
    • SARS from space? Here's an interesting theory: could SARS have come to us from outer space?
    • Starring Howard Dean 'Cool idea!' 'Ick — Windows only (sigh).' 'Oh, wait — Quicktime videos too!'
  • 1996
    • [From Usenet: 5.23.96 2300] Was wondering if anyone had attempted an install of NetBSD on a mac...? --and-- Anyone attempted a firewall system like this...?

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 18 posts previously published on May 22nd

  • 2018
    • Happy #WorldGothDay! The top two shots are me at about 22 (1995) at my first DJing gig at City Lights in Anchorage, AK; bottom left is at about 25 (1997) at Gigs Music Theater in Anchorage; bottom right is at 45 (2018) in “undercover goth” work mode. Remember: goth has no age limit, there’s no […]
  • 2017
    • Chucks of the day (54/54): new style (padded) classic red low-tops. #chucks #converse
  • 2016
    • Book twenty-two of 2016: Dead to Me, by Mary McCoy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (143/366)
  • 2015
    • This must be the most hilariously college student treat I’ve seen in the cafeteria here. Like Rice Krispie treats, only with Captain Crunch (I think). Looks…horrible.
  • 2014
    • I’m sadly lacking in photos (that I haven’t already posted) worthy of #worldgothday, so in lieu of a photo, here’s a #throwbackthursday sketch given to me in 1998 by Jon Hannah, back when I was doing the alt/goth/industrial DJ thing at Gig’s (and/or the Lost Abbey). On the original, text underneath reads, “A DJ’s life […]
  • 2008
    • Heterosexual Questionnaire There are multiple versions of this floating around on the 'net, and I've run across the concept before, but I saw this particular version for the first time this week in my Women's Studies class, where it got a lot of laughs and some good discussions going.
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
    • With stripes! We just saw the zebras mating, thank you, very exciting. It was like the Heimlich — with stripes!
    • Okay, enough with the buttons! Need a button, Kirsten? ;)
    • Pathologicopsychological Too many projects, not enough time…
    • Alaska questions Patriot Act 'When we stand on this floor and we salute that flag, the final words that we use are 'One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,'' said Sen. Robin Taylor, R-Wrangell. 'I take it deadly serious when we start removing groups of people from 'justice for all.''
    • More buttonmania Mena, if you weren't married to Ben already, I'd propose after seeing this! ;) Just beautiful.
    • Winerism of the day Movable Type's new TypePad service is unveiled. It appears to be what UserLand had working (for free) in 1999.
  • 2002
    • The Last Temptation of Christ If I'm understanding this correctly, the heresy lies not just in the belief that Jesus could be tempted, but that there was a risk that he could give into that temptation. My question, then, is just this -- isn't that the way it would need to be? If there were no possibility of Jesus giving into the temptation and renouncing his spot on the cross, then what would be the point?
    • Hooray for slow work days Things here are slow enough that I'm spending a little time bouncing around, and found something quite interesting -- the top 100 books of all time, as chosen by 100 writers from 54 countries.
  • 2001

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 12 posts previously published on May 21st

  • 2018
    • Here’s a nice collection of photos from the Kilauea eruption going on right now. Gorgeous and awesome — in its formal “extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear” meaning.
    • The Coup Has Already Happened Sad to say, this sounds about right to me: The coup has already happened.
    • I know a lot of people are allergic, and I’m sorry about that, but I have to admit to really getting a kick out of the cottonwood “snowstorm” going on right now. That stuff is everywhere!
  • 2017
    • Family game night? #lego #starwars #milleniumfalcon #hansolo #chewbacca #bb8 #rey #finn
  • 2016
    • Getting my rocks off in our front driveway this morning. ;) We moved about three tons of rock to cover what used to be a scraggly dead patch of our backyard, and managed to get it done before lunch! And now, the collapsing. (142/366)
  • 2014
    • There are probably people out there to whom this looks more familiar than my actual face.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • Buttonmania! I've reworked my sidebar a bit, using buttons I found on Steal These Buttons, via this MeFi post. Hopefully it's not too much — I haven't seen it yet, so I'll find out after this post goes up.
    • Navigation – left or right? I had the standard left-justified navigation for a while, and at one point had a three column layout with sidebars on both sides of the page, but in one of my redesigns I decided to go with the current right-justified navigation, and plan on sticking with it.I had the standard left-justified navigation for a while, and at one point had a three column layout with sidebars on both sides of the page, but in one of my redesigns I decided to go with the current right-justified navigation, and plan on sticking with it.
  • 2002
    • Birthday presents! I've got some very silly parents. I'm sure that this is just an entirely mindblowing revelation, for anyone who knows me well, or has met them. I got my first box of birthday presents from them a couple days ago. Two items, both of which made me laugh a lot.
    • Why I don’t give my phone number to people who fry anymore. The only reason Mikhail Gorbachov would be the 7-11 buying a pack of smokes at 3:45 in the morning is beause you dropped five hits of acid at midnight and have in fact seen Willy tryin' to hold up the store again.
  • 2001
    • Back to the usual Kirsten and Jamie picked me up at the Fairbanks airport, and we headed back to Kirsten's dorm at UAF, where the three of us stayed up talking and bs'ing until way too early in the morning. But then -- that's the point of vacations, right?

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 17 posts previously published on May 20th

  • 2017
    • Got a good haul of #lego #minifigures today – 12 bags, and no duplicates! Got the ones I wanted the most (highwayman and both retro sci-fi guys), and the ones Prairie wanted (the baker and butterfly girl), plus more.
    • Came down to Yakima for a nice long walk and picnic by the river today.
  • 2016
    • Waiting to see if the new #StarTrekBeyond trailer goes online after it debuts at the #StarTrekFan event in LA, while friends are at the @empmuseum #StarTrekEMP party in Seattle. And I’m here in Ellensburg. (141/366)
  • 2015
    • We are once again allowed to leave the country! First time since 1996 for me. Now…where to go? (Probably Canada in the near-ish foreseeable future.)
  • 2014
    • Prairie’s left early this morning for Seattle for a conference until tomorrow evening, so I have a couple days of riding my bike to and from work. Gorgeous weather for a morning ride!
  • 2010
    • Links for May 18th through May 20th Sometime between May 18th and May 20th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • New Social Networking Site Changing the Way Oh, Christ, Forget It • The Ragbag - F(x) = ½X + 7 • Who You Gonna Call? • Article Asking for More Comprehensive Sex Education Cut From Catholic-School Newspaper • The Big Caption
  • 2008
    • Silliness: Medical Notes An e-mail from Mom. Normally I don't pass these kinds of things on (via e-mail or the web), especially when they're already posted on Snopes (this one is listed as 'Undetermined'), but this one had both Prairie and I in stitches (no pun intended) as we read through it. Lots of good arguments for the importance of clarity in writing in here!
    • Eight Point Three I have no idea how I ended up on their radar, but I've just been rated an 8.3 on Blogged.com, some form of directory and rating site for weblogs.
  • 2006
    • Is Pixar a ‘boys only’ club? Honestly, I'd never even thought about this until Prairie brought it up after we watched one of the trailers for Cars, when its predominantly male-centric theme got her started thinking about the rest of Pixar's oevure. Just where are the girls in Pixar films?
  • 2005
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith In brief and spoiler-free: I know Episode I stank, and Episode II was better, but still nowhere near what we'd all been hoping for. Episode III, while not perfect, is _far_ better than either of the prior two prequels, and -- believe it or not -- stands as a worthy addition to the series.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • XXX A willing suspension of disbelief is one thing, but when the fight scenes in both Matrix films pay more attention to the laws of physics than the stunts in XXX, it's really not a good sign.
    • Then I have to go When I'm with a boy I like, it's hard for me to say anything cool, or witty — or at all. I can usually make a few vowel sounds, and then I have to go away.
    • Reclaiming the Public Domain The idea is a simple one: Fifty years after a work has been published, the copyright owner must pay a $1 maintanence fee. If the copyright owner pays the fee, then the copyright continues. If the owner fails to pay the fee, the work passes into the public domain. Based on historical precedent, we expect 98% of copyrighted works would pass into the public domain after just 50 years. They could keep Mickey for as long as Congress lets them. But we would get a public domain.
  • 2002
    • Frikkin’ Major Tom!!! I got to go to another concert last night -- Peter Murphy! It was an absolutely incredible show. He focused mostly on songs from his most recent album, Dust, but also tossed in a few of his more popular songs from other older albums, including both 'Crystal Wrists' and 'Roll Call'.

This is a list of films planned (as of May 2020) to be referenced in the upcoming documentary In Search of Tomorrow. I got curious as to how many I’d seen.

Key:

☑️ = I’ve seen it at some point, though it’s been a while and impressions may be colored by time.
✅ = I’ve seen it recently or often enough to have a reasonably current impression of it.
📀 = I have a copy in my personal collection.

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