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Sep. 4th, 2004

'Weird Al' Mobbed by Unwanted Fans

Associated Press


DU QUOIN, Ill. - Things got hairy for parody singer "Weird Al" Yankovic as a flock of unwanted fans rushed on stage during his performance at a state fair in southern Illinois.

Green moths swarmed the Grammy-winning recording artist, some nesting in his trademark long, curly locks.

"My band asked me if I could find a concert where we would be attacked by insects," Yankovic told his audience Wednesday at the Du Quoin State Fair. "I said I would see what I could do."

Yankovic didn't seem bugged by the uninvited guests, though, as he plugged along with songs and costume changes during his self-described "rock and comedy multimedia extravaganza" to support his recent album, "Poodle Hat."
Oh no!
I forgot to post dumpling pictures for Is My Blog Burning! :*(
It was an inconvenient time.
Do you think it would be ok if I posted now and backdated it?
well, my trip back was hellish. delays. rarg.
Then I was stranded at Des Moines airport for about 5 hours.
Thanks for all the well-wishing comments though.

but I'm back now. and my computer is checked (we had to have them all checked and have a certain anti-virus program installed. meh) and up and running. yay!
Chloe is beautiful.
Mr. Buttons woke me up at 5 and then I couldn't get back to sleep so I got up at 6.
I watched some Olympic table tennis. I didn't see it all, but it looked like China was gonna beat Hong Kong there.
That Baby! She's sitting on the hood on Mom's car! What a silly Baby! So cute!
Oh, did you know that Comedy Central airs Duckman at 7am? two episodes! sweet! I didn't watch though.

Yeah, so I'm leaving soon.
So, I'm heading back to Grinnell today.
I can't find if there are any new sports to be at the next olympics in Beijing. :( Oh, well. Maybe there just aren't any new sports approved for the next Olympics.
Although, I do think that Bathroom Remodeling ought to be an Olympic sport.

Why was Ted Kennedy on the terrorist watch list? What a load of crap.

WTF? I'm reading part 4 of shoebox_project. The author put the entire Telltale Heart into it? What a load of crap.
A Clabbert is sort of a cross between a monkey and frog. and it has horns. and a large pustule that turns red when sensing danger or muggles.
skipped the Telltale Heart and read on and read another one. good stuff.

Hey, I used the phrase "what a load of crap" twice in this post (which I've been slowing adding to over a long time).

tra la.
herodtusjr says the latest in shoebox_project is good.
I haven't read through all the previous ones though... should I read it? The first one I read was the latest at the time and so out of order. hmmm.
You think I should read it?


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hahaha! That's great.

Hanna's here and she's very pretty.
She wants to share in the frozen pizza I'm cooking. :P

So... it's the last day of vacation. I go back to Iowa tomorrow.
Read the Washington Post article that finally discredits the guy behind the smear lie ad against John Kerry:
http://www.johnkerry.com/article

"Over the last week or so, a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has been attacking me. Of course, this group isn't interested in the truth -- and they're not telling the truth. They didn't even exist until I won the nomination for president.
But here's what you really need to know about them. They're funded by hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican contributor out of Texas. They're a front for the Bush campaign. And the fact that the president won't denounce what they're up to tells you everything you need to know -- he wants them to do his dirty work.

Thirty years ago, official Navy reports documented my service in Vietnam and awarded me the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Thirty years ago, this was the plain truth. It still is. And I still carry the shrapnel in my leg from a wound in Vietnam.

As firefighters you risk your lives every day. You know what it's like to see the truth in the moment. You're proud of what you've done -- and so am I.

Of course, the president keeps telling people he would never question my service to our country. Instead, he watches as a Republican-funded attack group does just that. Well, if he wants to have a debate about our service in Vietnam, here is my answer: 'Bring it on.'

I'm not going to let anyone question my commitment to defending America -- then, now, or ever. And I'm not going to let anyone attack the sacrifice and courage of the men who saw battle with me.

And let me make this commitment today: their lies about my record will not stop me from fighting for jobs, health care, and our security -- the issues that really matter to the American people."
Aaron Peirsol's fortunes went full circle when his 200 backstroke win was taken away for an apparent illegal turn, then restored 30 minutes later Thursday
"The disqualification of the swimmer in lane 4, PIERSOL, Aaron (USA), was not accepted due to the detail of the reason supplied by the official being inadequate and not in the working language of FINA."
crazy.

I was watching Little Buddha 'cause it came on. Keanu Reeves as Siddartha was a bit odd, but better than that 9 hours to Rama fake Indians.
it was pretty good.

I've got new socks on!!

haha! shoebox_project is cracking me up! great stuff.

Hanna is in and had a tasty meal.
I managed to coax the Baby in too, with a promise of yet another can of food.
silly kitties.

Hanna was playing a lot before and she's so tough, she ripped open a catnip-scented ball! :O rough tough Hanna!

poo. the pictures aren't loading on shoebox_project. No more for today, I guess. :(
Hey! I saw a MoveOn PAC ad!
It was really good. It was about how Kerry wouldn't leave a man behind and how Dubya was in the national guard and just left.

My kitties are so silly!

Hanna's here. she's pretty.

I added pictures of Chloe to her catster page. They're all fuzzy. :( they're all scans and low quality jpg to keep the filesize low enough. :( People can't clearly see Chloe's beauty!

bored bored bored

my babe went outside. :(
I should have started reading so she could nap on me but now she's out.
New York cafe caters to kitties
That's so awesome!
They serve the new pouches that our cats LOVE!
I wish they had the video of the report up. It was more detailed and great.
cats cats cats
so cute
multi-armed zanzibanian shark women with their exploding wigs of death!
I love the muppets.

what do I know Billy Connolly from? he's good.

ARG! A tick was biting me on my arm.
fucking fucker.
I hate ticks.

good:
Muppet Treasure Island

bad:
I was up at 5am because of a Buttons cat
I had a tick on my arm
the milk went bad

:(

Hanna's playing.
She's so tough! She ripped the catnip ball! :O
I see my cats being cute and so I take pictures, and then the second I turn my back, you know what they do? They do something else cute! and I have to go my camera out again! :D

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hee hee I'm reading Join Me and the author used the phrase "taking the piss." hee hee. That's the best British phrase. Are you taking the piss? haha!
Happy birthday, Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz!!!

Newsweeque

interesting things on the Simpsons episode "The Crepes of Wrath" from http://www.snpp.com/episodes/7G13.html

French, as viewed by a Frenchman
Jean-Marc Vezien @{jmv} volunteered to study the episode from a French
point of view, and here's the result of his analysis:
Although ``Bart's Dog Gets an F'' remains my favorite, ``The Crepes
of Wrath'' is certainly a very good episode, especially for a French
native.
...
Cesar and Huguolin are two very famous characters of French
litterature, from the novel ``Manon des sources'' (Manon of the
Springs), two corrupted, bad-manered peasants of the 30's. They don't
happen to make wine, but steal the water from another guy's land by
obstructing his spring. ... But Cesar and Huguolin
represent the archetype of the typical narrow-minded, twisted farmer
of France at the beginning of the century, ready to commit any abuse
for a little money.
...
all the French speaking characters have a
American accent

:O
A few Austrian winemakers wanting to comete with the more highly-rated Germanic
wines, so they started adding diethylene glycol, a close cousin to antifreeze
(and may be a component of some antifreezes), which causes the wine to be
sweeter and more viscous.

I thought "Newsweeque" was hilarious. Here's a screen capture! woo!

et ils ont donn\'e mon chapeau rouge \`a l'\^ane
Dave Barry cracks me up! :D

"I'm pretty sure that if I put on a pair of shorts and showed up at the Olympic stadium claiming to be a runner from the Formerly Democratic People's Republic of East Macedonian Guinea, the authorities would have no choice but to wave me onto the track."

I was looking to see if I could possibly order Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on DVD with Russian dubbing. I found some Russian web site that seemed promising.
I think I accidentally ordered from them and now I feel dumb.
Nah, it couldn't be complete because I didn't pay them.
I feel dumb though. I was just trying to find out the info without actually going through with it. oops.

blah blah blah
cooking.
my cats are really cute.
Orange Fluff was bothering Blackie.
Baby was bothering Buttons.
That Bobby Fischer is nutty.

The poor baby... She hurt her eye. :(
She came and snuggled up on me and I saw her right eye was closed and she had a big, wet tear. poor, little Baby! I looked at her eye. It's a little red. :(
Russian gymnastics downfall complete after Athens flop
First olympics where the Russian men gymnastics team didn't take a team competition medal.

Russian men's team preview

Hellas yes!

I thought that was a funny headline. I got it off NBCOlympics.com where it was printed in front of the winning Greek men's sychronized diving team.
Here's how the Americans lost the oh-so-prized sychronized diving medals:
oh. nevermind. I don't know why they lost. They just did bad. Men's came in sixth, women's in seventh. oops.
I think in the women's one of them hit the board and that sent her off a bit. I don't know what happened in the men's They're twins though. I think that's cool. But they didn't do so well here. Apparently they did well in the world championships. oh, well.
Ah. Here's a picture of the men's 10m synchronized final with Mark Ruiz and Kyle Prandi. They got way of synch. "The pair was doomed after its second dive, falling severely out of synch on a reverse 1-1/2 somersault with 1-1/2 twists... And dropping to last place with a score of just 39 points."
Well, that's that. I just wanted to share that amusing headline.
I counted the ruined CD-Rs that I had thrown to the side of the computer table to discard.
There were 34.
34 failed burns. 34 ruined CD-Rs. wow.