-Mail that tax thing (check)
-Clean flat (sort of check)
-Pack for camp (working on it)
-Pay OTR tribute (here goes)
Old Time Radio Tribute: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
Thanks to the magic of internet radio and broadband to make it possible, OTR is something I like to put on while I’m up and pottering around. And today I’d like to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite series: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar. Listen to episodes online here.
Dollar is a classic hardboiled investigator with a bit of a twist: he’s got an expense account and travels around busting bogus insurance claimants. The expense account makes him akin to our favorite hero 007. Still, while Bond tries hard to conceal this fact by spouting trivialities about fancy stuff that would make pre-revolutionary French aristocrats seem like phillistines, Dollar gives the lowdown of expenses (e.g. coffee, taxi rides, bribes to slimy informants). It’s something that strikes a chord in a listener, particularly one who, when the hero walks into a swank pad wonders, “how much would the rent be?” This show is planted firmly in both glamour and a very down-to-earth sort of materialism. I guess that combination is what makes it distinctly American. Folks must have liked it; it ran for a whopping 14 years and starred several different Dollars. More info here.
Next week’s cancellations
Due to scheduling conflicts, classes from 23.10 to 29.10 are to be rescheduled.
Tuesday classes will be rescheduled for 1.11. Thursday classes will be made up on 9.11. VHS classes will not be rescheduled, as they are on holiday next week anyway. UNI classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be rescheduled in due time.
Ten common IT myths. An interesting, albeit business oriented article. The layout is a real warcrime, though, spreading out 2 or three pages over seven parts. I guess they did that to make more money off ads.
At twelve past midnight Thursday morning, Noah Anders, son of Jesse Langley and Maria Anders, was born. Maria and Noah will be staying another day or so at Diakonissen Hospital in the Neustadt.
Proofreader’s Found Words of Wisdom
With the publication of this product information all others lose your validity.
It’s Julie’s birthday in two days
I can’t wait to show her what I got her. Wanna see it? Here.
psst…. Wanna see Graham’s new digs? Okay. Here. This was a video he made for his brother Reid. An insanely huge house smack dab in Rivendell just round the bend from Washington and Lee. Graham might not have noticed it, but if you listen closely you can hear the house creaking and pining for the pitter-patter of little watchamacallits. Beware, gentle Graham!