Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dave's 2014 book list

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads."

Fran├žois Mauriac

Books I've read this year ("NF" denotes "non-fiction"):

Anderson, Poul - The High Crusade
Ashenburg, Katherine - The Dirt On Clean -NF-
Baker, Jo - Longbourne
Benneton, Nina - Compulsively, Mr Darcy
Caine, Rachel - Terminated
Caine, Rachel - Two Weeks Notice
Caine, Rachel - Working Stiff
Carriger, Gail - the Finishing School series (so far)
Carriger, Gail - the Parasol Protectorate series
Carrington, Tori - Dirty Laundry
Carrington, Tori - Sophie Metropolis
Child, Lee - The Killing Floor
Crusie, Jennifer - Fast Women
Crusie, Jennifer - Maybe This Time
Cushman, Anne - Enlightenment For Idiots
Ellis, Ann Dee - The End, Or Something Like That
Eulberg, Elizabeth - Prom + Prejudice
Fairview, Monica - The Darcy Cousins
Gourgey, Bill - Glide
Greanias, Thomas - Raising Atlantis
Green, John - Looking For Alaska
Gruenenfelder, Kim - A Total Waste Of Makeup
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe - Near A Thousand Tables -NF-
Harris, Charlaine - After Dead
Jewell, Lisa - The Truth About Melody Brown
Lake, Jay - Mainspring
Lawson, Jenny - Let's Pretend This Never Happened -NF-
Levangie, Gigi - The Seven Deadlies
Lutz, Lisa - The Last Word, aka Spellman, The Next Generation
MacLeod, Ken - Cosmonaut Keep
MacLeod, Ken - Dark Light
MacLeod, Ken - Engine City
McHale, D. J. - Storm
Mingle, Pamela - The Pursuit of Mary Bennett
Meyer, Marissa - Cinder
Meyer, Marissa - Cress
Meyer, Marissa - Scarlett
Mohr, Melissa - Holy Shit: A Brief History Of Swearing -NF-
Pierson, C. Allyn - Mr Darcy's Little Sister
Pratchett, Terry + Baxter, Stephen - The Long Mars
Rich, Nathaniel - Odds Against Tomorrow
Scott, Melissa - Dreamships
Shimoda, Todd - The Fourth Treasure
Sipher, Devan - The Scenic Route
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle Married
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle's Book
Stevenson, D. E. - The Two Mrs Abbotts
Street, Mary - The Confessions Of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Web comic archives read*:

Brad Guigar's Greystone Inn and Evil, Inc.
Dominic Deagan, Oracle For Hire
Dead Winter
Fans
Requiem
Serenity Rose
Slightly Damned
The Norm (start here)
Road Apples Almanac





YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY

(source)




* Actually, there are a lot more than this, these are just the major ones

Saturday, December 20, 2014

a christmas ghost story


Click on the image to read the whole comic

Saturday, December 13, 2014

last chance

Today is December 13, 2014, or, 12/13/14. It is the last time in this century that we will have a consecutive series of numbers like this, so make the most of it.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

joke

It's (edit: not) Black Friday, and I'm lazy, and this is a repost from 6 years ago, but it's a Dave joke and I just feel like putting this out there again, so I'm gonna and there's nothing you non-existent readers can do to stop me.

Dave was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them."
Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Dave, how about Tom Cruise?"
"No dramas boss, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."
So Dave and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door, and Tom Cruise shouts, "Dave! What's happening? Great to see you! Come on in for a beer!"
Although impressed, Dave's boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Dave that he thinks him knowing Cruise was just lucky.
"No, no, just name anyone else," Dave says.
"President Bush," his boss quickly retorts. "Yup," Dave say's, "Old buddies, let's fly out to Washington and off they go. At the White House, Bush spots Dave on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Dave, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."
Well, the boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Dave, who again implores him to name anyone else.
"The Pope," his boss replies.
"Sure!" says Dave. "I've known the Pope for years." So off they fly to Rome.
Dave and his boss are assembled with the masses at the Vatican's St. Peter's Square when Dave says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope."
He disappears into the crowd headed towards the Vatican.
Sure enough, half an hour later Dave emerges with the Pope on the balcony, but by the time Dave returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics.
Making his way to his boss' side, Dave asks him, "What happened?"
His boss looks up and says, "It was the final straw ... you and the Pope came out on to the balcony and the man next to me said, "Who the f*k is that on the balcony with Dave?"

Stolen from Bits and Pieces

Friday, November 28, 2014

black comedy



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