Tag Archive | 25

4.25: National Poem in Your Pocket Day

Today was Poem in Your Pocket Day, and here’s the poem  my daughter was carrying around with her: The trees along this city street, Save for the traffic and the trains, Would make a sound as thin and sweet As trees in country lanes. —From City Trees Huh. OK. When I thought of what I’d […]

25 Songs About Fixing Your Brain: Antidepressants and Such

Today’s playlist is all about stuff we put on our brains. Don’t worry, I got that one Dokken song. Two songs are unavailable via Spotify, so below I’ve got Lloyd Cole on the WordPress player plus a killer track via embedded YouTube. Below that is the Spotify playlist. Note: most of these songs are either implicitly or explicitly […]

25 Christmas Tweets

John Fugelsang This Dec, the GOP demanded a) Tax cuts for the wealthiest b) Less benefits for the needy c) Keep Christ in Christmas. Jess Dweck Shit, I forgot to write “Happy Birthday” on Jesus’ Facebook page. Sam Grittner Freebasing oxy with a gardener named Jesus in a Pottery Barn. #blessed Jim Hamilton I saw […]

GQ’s 25 Austin Tourist Spots, Disputed Point by Point

GQ has published a city guide for tourists visiting Austin, highlighting 25 places to go. Sadly, GQ has picked an awful lot of obvious spots. Here are my suggestions for each of theirs. GQ Roof Pig Franklin BBQ Ruby’s BBQ—Ruby’s is a one-room BBQ join that’s been steeping in smokey goodness for umpteen years, so […]

25 or 6 to 4?

This song’s opening guitar riff is super and the horns section is pretty nifty as well. And these mysterious lyrics have 86 comments, some contentious, attempting to explain them on SongMeanings.net. However, the Straight Dope has a fairly straightforward explanation, based on the songwriter (Chicago organist/vocalist Robert Lamm) actual description: “The song is about writing a […]

5.25: Towel Day!

Today is Towel Day! (This super-cool infographic is from lemon.ly.) Today we celebrate Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (see this handy infographic, also from lemon.ly).

4.25: It’s National Plumbers Day!

To celebrate National Plumbers Day, I’d like to share with you the information that the ENTIRE Super Mario Brothers movie on YouTube. Here’s a trailer for this monstrosity, which I first learned of when it was selected for an episode of How Did This Get Made? (Episode 47). Also, maybe I should just take a […]