Archive for July, 2003

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Thursday, July 31st, 2003

referring to something that occured more than 10 months ago.

quonk

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

a noise that disturbs or disrupts a television or radio program because of it proximity to the microphone or cameras; an individual that creates a disturbance in others whenever they are around, often due to technology-related factors; I’ve been quonked!

desultory

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

– marked by absence of a plan; disconnected; jumping from one thing to another; digressing from the main subject; random; often used to describe the method by which certain executives move around a corporation’s hierarchy; “the desultory simians moved from branch to branch in search of grubs.”

CD Baby: ROCK: Glam – music you will love.

Monday, July 28th, 2003

CD Baby: ROCK: Glam – music you will love.

Flying Observation

Saturday, July 19th, 2003

Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana.

quoin

Friday, July 18th, 2003

a wedge-shaped block; pronounced “kOYn”; shortened derivitave form of ancient mcquoin, a wedge-shaped blockhead usually preventing movement

buttrass

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

slang term for something or someone that espouses support to a group or cause without any real conviction; short for buttrasshole.

Found

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

Google Search: end of the internet

WMD?

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction

Do It In The Kitchen

Saturday, July 12th, 2003

The Kitchen Job – share in joel’s experience

gestopo

Saturday, July 12th, 2003

secret state police within corporations notorious for brutal suppression of actions that would seek to validate that it exists.

Thundertrain

Thursday, July 10th, 2003

CD Baby: THUNDERTRAIN: Teenage Suicide – hear and buy it at CD BABY.

What exactly IS a Thundertrain?

Thursday, July 10th, 2003

Thundertrain Returns – 25 years later

cybart

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: cybart – sitting at the number two slot

pen guy

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: the pen guy – first page arrival..

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: threefour – weidemannia rocks… number 1, thank you

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: creative mine – and at the top of the chart, ITS…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: coolasslinks – yes, we dominate!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: dropping crumbs – yet ANOTHER number 1!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: unread postings – we’ve hit the TOP of the POPS

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

Google Search: knowledge drain – on the first page!

Blue Max Interpretted

Friday, July 4th, 2003

Here’s another synopsis of The Blue Max for your reading enjoyment. Feel free to use the “search and replace” feature of your browser.

Low-born Bruno Stachel (George Peppard) transfers from the German infantry to the air corps, and finds that he is the only commoner in his squadron. Experienced pilot Willi von Klugermann (Jeremy Kemp) takes a liking to him, despite Stachel’s disdain for the chivalric rules of combat. Their competition becomes keen when both vie for the attentions of Willi’s aunt – Countess Kaeti (Ursula Andress), the notorious wife of General Count von Klugermann (James Mason). The General actually encourages Kaeti’s philandering, and sees in Stachel a propaganda poster boy for the average German, to help keep the country away from Bolshevism. Although Stachel’s ruthlessness disgusts his superior Otto Heidemann (Karl Michael Vogler), nothing can keep the pilot’s career from soaring.

Or can it?

Blue Max Parallel

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003

If you haven’t seen the movie “The Blue Max” on cable recently, you might want to add it to your Tivo list. Especially if you enjoy looking for parallels with the world of business, you will find the ambition of the young aviator, and his desire to acquire the Blue Max oddly familiar with some upwardly mobile executives.

Here’s a brief synopsis of this 1966 movie…

The Blue Max is highly unusual among Hollywood films, not just for being a large-scale drama set during the generally overlooked World War I, but in concentrating on air combat as seen entirely from the German point of view. The story focuses on a lower-class officer, Bruno Stachel (George Peppard), and his obsessive quest to win a Blue Max, a medal awarded for shooting down 20 enemy aircraft. Around this are subplots concerning a propaganda campaign by James Mason’s pragmatic general, rivalry with a fellow officer (Jeremy Kemp), and a love affair with a decadent countess (Ursula Andress).

As directed by John Guillermin (who later made The Battle of Britain in 1969), the film’s main assets are epic production values, great flying scenes, and stunning dogfights. The weak point is the sometimes ponderous character drama, not helped by Peppard, who is too lightweight an actor to convince as the driven antihero. Clearly influenced by Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1958), The Blue Max is a cold, cynical drama offering a visually breathtaking portrait of a stultified society tearing itself apart during the final months of the Great War.

Joe Ferraro Band

Tuesday, July 1st, 2003

The Joe Ferraro Band – Let’s hear it for the homeys!