Jan. 11th, 2011

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The holiday season is finished, there is a dead pine tree in my front lawn, lanced upright into the snowbank. The decorations are back in the basement, the stockings are folded, and the dining room looks strangely empty.

Tomorrow, I bring Jacquelyn back from Crete via Chicago. Next week, school starts back up and that means, yes, dear reader, more posts in French. I should be doing them now. I haven't thought in French in three weeks. J'ai oublié français!

Which means it is time to put away childish things, like Civilization V and GarageBand and MythBusters and George Carlin and Brian Regan and Steven Wright and Demetri Martin and Zach Galifianakis and Mitch Hedberg and Richard Pryor and the other comics I've been overdosing on while doing graphic work and making icons.

Also, I watched a couple episodes of this show called Ghost Adventures. This guy, who looks like someone from Jersey Shore, goes around to haunted places with sophisticated equipment and locks himself in these haunted buildings and runs around yelling and insulting and trying to provoke ghosts. It's Ghostbusters for frat boys. The history and stories surrounding these places is fantastic, which made it worth watching, but listening to that guy yell was so annoying.

This semester I'm taking an American lit class (which will be interesting, since I just did a semester of all non-American authors) and one of the books we're reading is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I have not read this since the fourth grade, so I am curious to read it as an adult. Also, it has obviously been in the news lately because of the whole n-bomb censorship thing. One friend suggested that the n-bomb should be replaced by "ninjas" which would be hilarious, but I'm half-tempted to buy this:

Yes, dear reader, the n-bomb has been replaced by "hipster" which is equally hilarious. But seriously, censorship is fucked up. And this is especially fucked up. Sanitizing the past is not going to make the present any prettier.

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” -Mark Twain


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