i don't like fun

no time to sleep
26 May, 2010, 7:43 pm
Filed under: americana, random, things i like, whine

“you snooze you lose”
via square america.

dead man’s hand
18 May, 2010, 10:48 pm
Filed under: americana, deadwood, history, tv

above is wild bill hickok’s original grave in (near?) deadwood, south dakota. i first learned of him from watching the show deadwood – they did a really accurate job portraying his original burial place. i can’t read it all, but it’s clear that the tombstone mentions both his killer, jack mccall, and “colorado” charlie utter, his good friend.

when hickok was shot during a poker game, he was holding four black cards- a pair of aces and a pair of 8’s. there’s some dispute over what the fifth card was or if he even had a fifth card at the moment. the phrase “dead man’s hand” had existed previously, but afterwards it came to describe the hand that wild bill last held.

the only kind of tea party i approve of
18 May, 2010, 8:27 pm
Filed under: current events, dogs, i'm serious, politics, random

…is a tea party with animal guests.

fun at camp
17 May, 2010, 2:12 pm
Filed under: movies, random, things i like

“you have taken the land which is rightfully ours. years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. we will sell our bracelets by the roadside. you will play golf and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. my people will have pain and degradation; your people will have stick shifts.
the gods of my tribe have spoken. they have said, do not trust the pilgrims- especially sarah miller. (amanda: gary, she’s changing the words!!!) …and, for all these reasons, i have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.”

– wednesday addams (the christina ricci iteration): childhood hero, brunette, style icon, defender of the downtrodden, red party inspiration, et cetera.

quote of the day: peace & quiet
17 May, 2010, 1:40 pm
Filed under: dogs, i'm serious, movies, quote of the day, whine

“life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.” – charlie chaplin

we’ll get you in the end.
10 May, 2010, 11:00 pm
Filed under: beatles, crazy, history, music

beatles fans approach fatal attraction levels of stalkerdom (especially that girl giving the photographer the crazy eye). i’m guessing this is from around 1964? …”luv”!

a discreet social gathering
2 May, 2010, 12:11 pm
Filed under: americana, friends, liquor, things i like

last night’s party brought to you by keggers of yore.