Ended up at the thrift shop today and found a whole bunch of books from my childhood – oh, the memories. The disturbing memories.
Given that between Book #1 and Book #4, Elizabeth throws over her twin sister for another bestie, you can imagine how their teen years would play out. Oh wait.
This wasn’t one of my childhood books, but I couldn’t pass up a picture; the cover is like some horrible mashup of a conjoined twins horror film and a bad photoshop job.
1) how and b) why.
MATHNET. I flipped through, there were actual math questions to help you solve the case. I’m impressed.
Tho I’m a bit curious about the dummy.
Book #10 isn’t bad for a crappy Scholastic board game novelization. The premise is that Mr. Body (left) invites all his murderous friends up for the weekend (again) and murder ensues. In the vein of the Encyclopaedia Brown books.
I’m not quite sure where to begin with this one. “it’s beginning to look a lot like danger”? Those sweaters? some asshole trekking ash across the carpet? Honestly, life in Stoneybrook isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
No, seriously, this may be the worst song from the 90s.
Because this is how they rolled in Toronto, faxt.
I spent hours recording mix tapes off the radio and, later when they invented CDs, “fixing” the play order of CDs onto tape. Which is still legal, btw.
Things about making mix tapes in the 90s:
No song had a beginning, because you always missed the first ten seconds in that mad scramble to the tape deck once the song started playing on the radio
The Top 10 on local radio stations for the early 90s are hilarious, in retrospect. For example, as I type this, I’m listening to #9, Hanky Panky by Madonna from the Dick Tracey movie. It’s about spanking.
No spaces between songs, because once one song finished recording you just hit PAUSE until another song came on.
There were some songs you’d love so much, you’d put up with scratchy reception and an annoying DJ riffing over the end.
PS: None of the radio stations on my mix tapes exist any longer. Except for 92.9 KISM out of Bellingham, the only rock station we got in White Rock on the hill.
But you know, after all this, I an not sad we are where we are today with music. No need to rewind, you can skip to new songs if you have aural ADD like me, can get songs on demand with the Youtubes or the iTunes. Plus now we have dubstep.
I have to admit, I have two folders of bookmarks I check daily (thanks to FireFox’s “open all tabs” in a folder option). There’s News, which I’ll leave for another day, but there’s also Blogs.
So what lives in that Blogs bookmark folder?
Garfield Minus Garfield: Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb. It’s scarily profound.
Fail Blog: A classic blog, as demonstrated by this TSA FAIL.
Go Rollergirls: Rollergirls win bout with Starbucks over logo: The roller derby team got into a bit of a dispute with Starbucks this spring after the coffee giant asked the team to change its logo, which it deemed too similar to its own… (Picture of the logo at the site.)