April 7th, 2006

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Since yesterday movie thing went so quickly, let's give it another go...

Think of your favorite underrated film, type the name into Google and do an image search. Find the best pic and then post it in your journal, but don't say what the name of the movie is! Once you post the picture, it's up to your friends to figure out what the movie is from the pic you posted.



I expect pushshove and divamatrix to both get this one.
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The bah-bah dujour:

  1. Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at Wikipedia.com
  2. List three interesting facts, three births, and three death that happened on your birthday.

April 24th:

Events
  • 1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
  • 1704 - The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published.
  • 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".


Births
  • 1533 - William I of Orange (d. 1584)
  • Shirley MacLaine, American actress and author
  • 1964 - Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor


Deaths
  • 1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  • 1967 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut (b. 1927)
  • 1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer (b. 1922)


Also, as a bonus, it is Newman's Day and 24-Hour Comic Day. Both holidays worth observing.


[Edit: In some conversation resulting from this research, has led to more research, and discovering the Wikipedia has a good lisitng of drinking games, with rules! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_games]
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As people are having no problem figuring out these films, I think I need to branch out from comedy and step into the world of art house films.

Think of your favorite underrated film, type the name into Google and do an image search. Find the best pic and then post it in your journal, but don't say what the name of the movie is! Once you post the picture, it's up to your friends to figure out what the movie is from the pic you posted.


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I want to make some greeting card, in the old sense of the word.

Back in the day, people made cards like business card, but just with their own contact on it. Also known as "introduction cards".

I don't think I need a lot, but I would like it to be mutli-color, and possibly with a fun/funky paper.

I could have them printed, but that limits me to one card style, and color get's spendy.

This leads to option two, which I have done in the past. Get some perforated business card stock for ink jet printers. It's labor intensive, I'm stuck with boring paper, and the edges are not super clean, due to the perforation. But It let's me do color. Every card on the sheet could have a different saying/quote/graphic, and I could print on both sides so I could put a large picture on the back which people could collet all the cards to get the picture.

When I worked at AT&T Labs, they let us print our own cards like that, so I gave myself a different job title on each card (stud.net, or V.P. of Q.A. in the Dept of Pornography, etc).

Not that I think about it, I could use the paper of my choosing if I'm willing to cut my own...

I think I have if figured out except what to put on the cards. And suggestions? Maybe all of our could do sound bite decriptions or thoughts of me?

This has sparked a second idea...

Though I also think back to Gigsville and the trading cards they would make. It would be fun to let people make their own color front and B/W back, and then print up with trading cards for the Casa De Cesspool crew and related entites. Or if Livejournal wanted to run with the idea, for $10-$20 (just a totally random price guess) people could submit their image and get back 20 of their own card and 20 random ones, and then $5 for each individual or random pack after that. They would likely need to keep things no worse than PG-13, but it could be fun to go to meet-up's and trade cards.