January 21st, 2006


friday five


1. What is your preferred trusted news source?
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Co) edging out even the BBC

2. What is a news source that you will never trust?
FOX! Hello!

3. What is the news topic during the last calendar year that you feel got the worst coverage?
The president's brian has obviously been stolen, yet no one seems brave enough to address it out loud...

4. What news item do you feel got too much coverage in the last calendar year?
Yay, we're doing such a good job! But the money isn't enough, you must bow down and praise us!

5. If you had complete control of your favored news source(s) (answer to question 1), what would you do with it that is not already being done?

Make sure it gets piped into the US in the style of radio Free Europe
by hand

fic memes

I really wanted to do this one, but I am beset with the thought that it would be an imposition, and the terror that no one would answer anyway

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I'll give you this one instead:
How to recognize a fic by fileg:

the title is longer than the story

and what the heck does it mean, anyway?

the elipse ....

good typography, bad punctuation

I am smiling because I got some phrase in that makes the entire thing worthwhile to me, but that very probably no one will ever spot (except possibly mrkinch or kortirion who will be looking for it)

my main character is conspicuous by her absence


if anything remotely resembling plot appears, its completely by accident

who needs plot, I'm writing dialog

(this only applies at home) fileg writes some bit of sexual innuendo that tickles her immensely. An hour later, she will still be trying to explain it to Jim or Chris

fileg— was overly influenced by — emily dickinson — at a young age

Sense impressions, in particular smells that are described by their taste.

feathers and dreams

it's canon

and it's rated g
little brown bird

stream of consciousness: film


Fritz (aspidites) has driven up to visit me, and we are sitting around with the IMDB open on all our individual laps, and watching Naveen Andrews dance in Bride and Prejudice.

I introduce Fritz to the dangers of deepdiscountdvd. The remake of Psycho comes up in conversation, and I admit that after clutching my head for years over a frame by frame remake, I found a reason to like it - William H. Macy. Alright, I add - and Hitchcock didn't give up Viggo Mortensen naked in the window, either.

"Is he in that?" Fritz asks. "Who does he play? Sam Loomis?"

I nod

"Father of Willie?" she asks

I spit coffee into my lap


Now, I go out to the internets to find a link to show Jim who Willie Loomis is and we find this picture of "the servant/slave of Barnabas Collins"

Jim: Barnabas Collins was played by the cigarette smoking man?

coffee, anyone