August 5th, 2008

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So I saw this article on the 10 oddest travel guides ( and I must get #7...

7. Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations, by John Ryan et al. (2006)
This may be the only Lonely Planet guide in which armchair travel is probably assumed—for the countries themselves are about the size of an armchair. Self-proclaimed "micronations" include a kingdom of Danish schoolteachers, the spherical Republic of Kugelmugel, and the Copeman Empire—which, the guide helpfully explains, "is actually a small caravan in Sherringham, England." Amid the whimsicality—Whangamomona's combination border control/outhouse, say, or the Royal Wheelbarrow of the Kingdom of Romkerhall—the book's a meditation on just what it is that drives people to want to get away, even if only for a few square meters, from the hassles and history of the land they were born into.

I still think I need to get some Groucho Marx glasses and form the nation of Freedonia...
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From John, some words to live by...

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the time he killed himself.

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to the office.

Having smoking and non-smoking sections in the same room is like having urinating and non-urinating sections in a swimming pool.

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
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It seems MTV is going to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and some people are trying to fight it:

So... Here is a list of the rolls in the original movie. Who would you like to play each given roll, and who do you think MTV will pick instead?

  • Dr. Frank-N-Furter
  • Janet Weiss
  • Brad Majors
  • Riff Raff
  • Magenta
  • Columbia
  • Dr. Everett Von Scott
  • Rocky Horror
  • Eddie (as Meatloaf)
  • The Criminologist

Also, how do you think they will change the music?