May 21st, 2007

i'm druuuuunk

Wh(hic)orin'

Because I apparently have nothing better to do, I have created a new blog called Draining the Glass. Its purpose is basically to chronicle my slow and painful descent into alcoholism, but it's also going to provide booze news, drunken narratives, and best of all, drinks recipes and reviews. There's already a few representative posts up, so go take a look.

As big a drunk as I am, I can't do this alone: so if you'd like to contribute to Draining the Glass with your own stories, news, narratives, recipes, taste tests, or other liquor-related ephemera, please let me know and I'll sign you up. Cheers!
banana

monday poll disease strikes dozens

By the way, how is it that there is no James Bond fandom? For such a popular character with such a rich history and so many novels and movies, James Bond doesn't seem to have developed a fandom the way that Star Wars, Star Trek, etc. have. And that's despite more movies and a proven moneymaking potential. Why is that? Is it because of the lack of obvious fantasy/sci-fi elements? Or is there, in fact, a large and robust James Bond fandom that I'm simply unaware of? Anyway.

Poll #988695 Mugly Monday

When you see a place that bills itself as an "internet cafe", what do you expect is inside?

A cafe in which wireless internet access on a computer its customers provide is available for a fee
3(3.8%)
A cafe that offers free wireless internet access for computers that its customers provide
13(16.2%)
A cafe in which computers with internet access are provded for a fee
55(68.8%)
A cafe in which computers with internet access are provided for free
6(7.5%)
some other thing I will detail in Comments
3(3.8%)

What do you think of my recently formulated plan to spend New Year's Eve 2008 in Iceland?

I think it is awesome
18(22.2%)
I think it is crazy
2(2.5%)
I think it is crazily awesome
19(23.5%)
I think it is awesomely crazy
8(9.9%)
Why Iceland?
9(11.1%)
I think it's a fine idea, but we both know you won't do it
5(6.2%)
I think planning anything that far in advance is foolish
1(1.2%)
If you were really hardcore, you'd spend New Year's Eve 2008 in GREENLAND
9(11.1%)
I am overwhelmed by indifference to your plan
2(2.5%)
My reaction cannot be put in words, but rather must be communicated in a series of interpretive dance routines
8(9.9%)

Check all that apply: of which of these pop-culture phenomena are you a "fan" -- not casually, but as in, you consider yourself a part of their "fandom"?

"Star Wars"
1(1.3%)
"Star Trek"
2(2.6%)
"Harry Potter"
1(1.3%)
"Lord of the Rings"
0(0.0%)
"The X-Files"
2(2.6%)
historical fiction/historical recreation, generally
0(0.0%)
science fiction, generally
0(0.0%)
fantasy, generally
0(0.0%)
anime, generally
0(0.0%)
superhero comic books, generally
1(1.3%)
role-playing games, generally
1(1.3%)
soap operas, generally
0(0.0%)
I don't understand the question
1(1.3%)
I enjoy some of those things, but I do not think of myself as part of their "fandom"
34(44.7%)
other (see Comments)
2(2.6%)

Who is your favorite female MC?

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
9(13.6%)
Queen Latifah
9(13.6%)
MC Lyte
3(4.5%)
Li'l' Kim
0(0.0%)
Eve
0(0.0%)
Da Brat
0(0.0%)
Lady Sovereign
4(6.1%)
Lauryn Hill
7(10.6%)
Jean Grae
5(7.6%)
Monie Love
0(0.0%)
The Lady of Rage
0(0.0%)
Mia X
0(0.0%)
Trina
0(0.0%)
Bahamadia
0(0.0%)
Gangsta Boo
1(1.5%)
Peaches
3(4.5%)
Brassy
1(1.5%)
M.I.A.
8(12.1%)
Ladybug
0(0.0%)
Princess Superstar
1(1.5%)
Queen Pen
0(0.0%)
Roxanne Shante
0(0.0%)
Yo-Yo
0(0.0%)
Mary J. Blige
4(6.1%)
other (see Comments)
11(16.7%)

You are invited to a party and instructed to show up in a comical hat. What hat do you wear to this party?