07.27.11 – a wednesday


word

handsel [han-suhl] n. 1. a gift or token for good luck or as an expression of good wishes, as at the beginning of the new year or when entering upon a new situation or enterprise 2. a first installment of payment 3. the initial experience of anything; first encounter with or use of something taken as a token of what will follow; foretaste  v. 4. to give a handsel to 5. to inaugurate auspiciously 6. to use, try or experience for the first time

birthday

Samuel Smith (1752), Jerry Van Dyke (1931), Peggy Fleming (1948), Yahoo Serious (1953), Bill Engvall (1957), Juliana Hatfield (1967), Maya Rudolph (1972), Pete Yorn (1974), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977)

standpoint

Sorry, no new standpoint today. But tomorrow probably.

quotation

Ten seconds from now you don’t know what you’re gonna say or think. So who’s in charge? ↔ Harry Dean Stanton

tune

I’m sure the hipster community is up in arms, conducting meetings and planning an appropriate course of action against Justin Vernon over “Beth/Rest” the last song on the new Bon Iver album. It may sound like a b-side from Pink Floyd circa 1984 but, shit, I’m digging it.

gallimaufry

→ I saw Matt and Kim perform last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and they’re pretty fucking awesome, if I do say so myself.

→ What a complete turnaround. Michael Vick must have the most gifted PR people in the history of folks being famous.

This friggin’ guy and his tiger suit are about as creepy as creepy can get.

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2 thoughts on “07.27.11 – a wednesday

  1. To paraphrase Kyra Sedgwick’s Linda Powell in “Singles”
    “I think that, a) you have a standpoint, and that, b) not having an standpoint is your standpoint.”

  2. Handsel — What a word! Hadn’t ever heard that one before. Makes me wonder what a “Gretel” might be (okay, the spelling is different, but close enough for jazz). And how about that tiger suit. I was half expecting the link to take me to Philly’s own Tiger Man (http://tigerman.com/newsinquirer.html), but you’re right… Wu wins first prize for “Creepiest in Show.”

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