Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Odds and Ends Pt. 6

"Real Life" by GameSpot--Just in case you need to get an idea of what real life is like before you participate.

"What's Lost Is Found, Very Cheaply"--If you're ever in Scottsboro, Alabama, be sure to stop by the Unclaimed Baggage Center. I'm not sure how people lose some of the stuff that ends up in the store. One shopper, called Allan, is quoted as saying, "When Jesse Jackson was running for president his suits came in here. And one year when M.C. Hammer was touring, his backdrop came in here from his concert stage." Jewelry, skis, works of art. Nothing's too priceless to lose. (Check out the interesting stuff section of the store's Web site for more gems. I won't spoil it for you.)

Driving Under the Influence--I've only ever seen a few minutes of Reno 911! And I will look back on those minutes fondly.

Ask MetaFilter--Have I ever mentioned that I love this site? All the discussions I've ever read on there have been surprisingly good (and spam- and flame-free). Get or share your answers to such timeless questions as "What exactly do people, especially young people (18-22) DO at the lake or beach all day?" I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to pay the $5 one-time registration fee to be able to post comments.

Metropolitan Opera--This New York institution (see Moonstruck) is having its first-ever open house Sept. 22. For those with no obligations that Friday, you can attend the final dress rehearsal for Madama Butterfly, which will kick off the Met's 2006-07 season. Tickets to the rehearsal are free and will be distributed Wednesday, Sept. 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Survivor--The next season of this reality adventure show will premiere Sept. 14, with four teams of five members each based on race. Which means that the show will boost the total number of Asians on TV to 5. (OK, that might be a little harsh. More like, 6.)

Pluto's demotion--Did anyone stop to think about the astrologers??


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your comments on the last two were hilarious.. i haven't seen any previews or anything, but maybe they won't even have an asian race in Survivor? or maybe they'll just call them the oriental race.


9:17 PM  

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