Tagged: LISTS

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I got a shit-ton of cool stuff, especially lots of great books. Transformers-wise, Dollface got me a set of unopened vintage Transformers View-Master reels. Of course, this leaves me with the quandary of whether or not to de-virginize and enjoy this set or leave it in its pristine state. (Hint: toys are made to be opened, no matter how long the wait.) I also got this awesome Decepticon-loving shirt:

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Posted 12.28.2013 14:52:20
3 comments (last comment by Starriors1)

Prawn. Prattle. Pusillanimous. Pustule. Poinsettia. Placid. Paragraph. Practice. Plaintiff. Priss. Prick. Prance. Plethora. Park. Particle. Pristine. Poppy. Ponderous. Painstaking. Point. Press. Pomegranate.

Poise. Puck. Pucker. Puckish. Palpate. Possible. Postulate. Posse. Pregnant. Pause. Pardon. Pogo. Ponce. Pugnacious. Pugilism. Punt. Pun. Pontificate. Present. Precisely. Presentiment. Perfect!

Wow, it's been a while since I've stayed up until 2am coding improvements to this site, but that's exactly what I ended up doing. What can I say, now that my back is feeling better, I'm really in a coding mood. I'll probably feel like shit tomorrow. Anyway, let me tell you what I did this evening.

My primary goal was to create tools that made it as easy as possible for you, dear reader, to be alerted whenever there have been new posts or new replies on this site that might interest you. I know it can suck to re-visit a website frequently without finding anything fresh, or likewise to come back after a month and realize that you've missed a lot of updates and discussions that would have interested you. So here's what you can do now...

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Posted 3.19.2010 3:12:25
3 comments (last comment by Bzero)

I love lists. I love them. I love itemization, quantification, prioritization. I love efficiency and thoroughness and accomplishment. I try to resist absent-mindedness, forgetfulness and especially slothfulness, and lists help me do that. Online lists of music recommendations compete with the stack of CDs on my desk; a small collection of to-watch DVDs are outgunned by my Netflix queue. To-read books are a foot thick, to-read comics as long as my arm. Emails that need attention are starred or labeled PRIORITY or both.

But it's my personal To-Do list that intimidates and exhilarates me. Historically I've maintained several lists in several places, presumably because I just jot down reminders on whatever's handy, electronic or otherwise. Now I'm trying to keep everything in my Google Tasks list, accessible on iGoogle, Google Calendar, and Chrome extension. Gawk in horror as I share some of these items with you. :)

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Posted 2.06.2010 13:07:01
3 comments (last comment by VBOT)

Some of the following statements are true. Others are not. I leave it for you to decide.

  • I bought a shredder today. I shredded old utility bills. And nothing else.
  • I was recently given a $2 bill, the first I had seen in many years, perhaps 10 years or more. When I finally handed it to someone as payment, they had never seen one before, did not even know it existed.
  • I didn't know whether to feel old or smug. So I chose smug, of course.
  • It was observed by Charis Sotiras that the Archive was missing instructions for the European "Motorvator" named Flame, so he supplied them. I hadn't even noticed they were missing, that's how lame of an Archivist I am.
  • Well, that and my crippled leg. So I'm doubly lame.
  • Members of one of the rival gangs slashed my tires last night. That means that tonight, around 2 a.m., I have to go out and threaten to cut off someone's balls. Not to mention the fact that I need four new fucking tires. I am going to be dead on my feet at work tomorrow.
  • I'm really enjoying watching The West Wing while on the treadmill. Great writing and acting on that show, great production.
  • If you've never heard of it, it's a show about my tenure as President of Europe.
  • Botch's Transformers Box Art Archive happily hosts images of not only the Generation One box art, but also the instructions, tech specs and back-of-the-box artwork. However, if you're looking for post-G1 instruction scans, one of our readers, FortMax, maintains an archive of Transformers instruction scans up to about the "Robots In Disguise" era.
  • I'm listening to The Cure's Pornography and I have to say, it isn't getting me aroused at all.
  • When I grow up I want to be a fireman, but only for the sake of the porn cliché.
  • I'm learning to speak binary in case the machines ever take over.
  • My mother-in-law is coming to visit this week and she'll be sleeping in my office, surrounded by several hundred Transformers. I currently have Trypticon city set up, and I'm going to put a battery in his tower to function as a night-light.
Posted 7.27.2009 0:43:25
6 comments (last comment by Dante)

Push. Drive. Shove. Pierce. Stab. Press. Force. Lunge. Attack. Move. Jab. Position. Oh.... Thrust. You make a big noise and show, but I know that it's all bluster. Come here, I'll show you who's really in charge.

Our latest improved edit was undressed by Lee. Thanks, man!

There is simply not enough time to do everything I want to do. I must learn Japanese. I must finish writing those two songs. I must teach myself PHP by recoding and updating starriors.com. I must read this book on massage (called The Book of Massage). I have a whole stack of books in my to-read queue. I have things to sell on eBay. I have to save money to open a comic book store. I have to resist the urge to buy Fortress Maximus. I have to pay off my car.

When am I going to get those tattoos? (Next month.) When am I going to finish reading Doctor Faustus? (Next decade, apparently.) When am I going to hang out with people and get drunk? (This weekend.)

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Posted 1.22.2008 8:58:57
2 comments (last comment by Nukeote)

One of the strengths of the relationship Heather and I have is that we have so many things in common. We like a great many of the same things, to varying degrees, like comic books, horror movies, Doritos, the internet, the Beatles, cats, sloppy joes, reading.... and making lists.

We love to make lists and organize things. Heather spent her day off today making lists. She ordered and properly labeled her MP3's of My Favorite Husband. She arrived at the comic book store with her list of books to buy, composed in Microsoft Excel using an ornate and well-considered font, sorted by book format, issue number, and price (with a computed tally at the bottom). This list was printed, trimmed to pocket size and consulted regularly. Now she is organizing her comic collection, which includes printing thumbnail-sized images of the each series' first issue, which is then used to make a divider tab so that she can easily locate each series. Note that she rarely re-reads her comics, and thus rarely has a need to find any particularly series quickly, but if she did, the search would be short and efficient.

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Posted 1.09.2008 22:28:33
3 comments (last comment by Botch)


  • before you leave, take your cat in for an emergency veterinary visit, just to set the tone of the day
  • airport security makes you throw out your water so you are forced buy another on the other side for $4
  • your rum & coke at the airport bar is $9.75, and you are offended that they don't just make it an even $10
  • your (second) flight is delayed
  • you want to sleep on the plane, but you're sitting in the last row where the seats don't recline, next to two women, one of whom has her infant child in her lap, and they become instant best friends and loudly talk the entire trip
  • you are still super-congested, and you don't know if, on a plane, it is better to quietly sniffle every 30 seconds or loudly blow your nose every 5 minutes
  • the final descent plays such painful havok with your ears that after landing you can barely hear through the constant windstorm in your head, I shit you not
  • your hotel is decent, but not nearly as swanky as you pictured it, just lots of noisy drinkers outside, and no pay-per-view or porn
  • finally, your laptop dies and you spend the entire trip visiting Kinko's at least once a day for all your online needs

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Posted 5.17.2007 23:40:56
4 comments (last comment by Kamion)

Why haven't I blogged in a week?

Well, for one, I was busy planning, preparing and executing a bachelor party: coordinating guests, strippers, bowling, poker... even an erotic cake. I'm a thoroughly meticulous planner, so these things occupy time and energy, like discretely borrowing poker tables from the bachelor, or making a lapdance-worthy MP3 playlist. Meticulous.

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