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Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
I'm glad that people dug the NBA Team Name Tourney (that's TNT for you kids at home) because maybe by the time I'm done with this post I'll have the next one done -- you'll know if the following acronym is hotlinked: NHL. Whoops, doesn't look like it. But I'll give you a preview for quicksies: the NHL features some of the least intimidating team names I've seen in pro sports, including but not limited to these doozies: The Capitals. The MightyDucks. The Maple Leafs. That's right I said "leafs," bitches.
     Don't you hate it hate when you have a whole bag of pickles but every time you reach in at random you only get the sour when you're craving the half-sour action? It's like, okay, yeah, I can roll with this full flava for another pickle or two, but if I don't get some halfsies up in this piece I'm'a pickle somebody's muhfuckin' face, knaamean? (And don't come up in here suggesting that I segregate my pickles, aight? Not gonna happen.)
     Ahem. Last Friday was my birthday and I marked it peacefully with four family members. (Last year's three-parties-in-one extravaganzago was great, but cellularly exhausting; a once-a-decade kinda deal, mos def.) Here's an anecdotal example of why my family is so awesome: First of all, I've got them trained so that unbidden, unreminded, uncoached, and uninstructed, they go straight for my Amazon Wishlist, read my notes and priorities, and order accordingly, from Amazon. When I get to my mom's house for dinner, I can see several unopened Amazon UPS boxes, and that they had arrived hours before. She unpacks them and wraps their contents despite my protestations that my pals and I routinely exchange gifts in unopened Amazon boxes, and it's totally cool. After eating cake I open a gift from my mom, and it's this wicked awesome illustrated step-by-step book called The Directory of Knots. It's got a spiral spine, so its stays flat while you manipulate ropes. My Mom enjoys watching me drink in its awesomeness, and she's like "Ohh, when I saw that book I knew I had to get it for you, but it's so cool that I'm gonna have to buy myself a copy."
     My Aunt, her sister, replies "No you won't. I saw the book in the store too and bought him a copy for Christmas, so I'll just give it to you instead."
     Wah-ha! Perfect! 1) They both know how much I love knots and knot books, and despite a glut of awful knot books in print, they independently spotted the truly interesting one and bought it instantly; 2) deep down, they both want the book too.
     That anecdote also serves as a pretty strong argument for the preservation of the traditional "Brick & Mortar" bookstore. Or, at least, a VR emulation of the pedestrian browsing experience, with current book covers piped right in to the environment. Hmm. And maybe you could design your own store, maybe by picking "curators," bookstore display veterans who could design island or endcap-style displays with various topical or genre themes (or whatever!) and everybody would hear about the coolest displays and download them into their personal VR Bookstores, and the best designers would get really well-paid and the art of display design would go international, upping everyone's game until the Personal VR Bookstore™* becomes the kernel of the world's first real, workable, and goddamnit profitable Gibsonian cyberspace FOR REAL, chumps! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. Give me my money.

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*PVRB™, then obviously "P-VeRB™," as in: "Where's Jacob5000?" "Over there in the corner, sculpting his P-VeRB for his date tonight, gonna go book shopping with his gurl."

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"I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you!"
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"from whence"
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"...the exception that proves the rule"
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the phrase "drop trou"
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fake-o reviewer verbs:
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"helmed" for directed
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"passed away"
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pronouncing merci beaucoup as "mercy buckets!"
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PET PEEVES

"confinscated"
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trying children "as adults"
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"drownded"
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misuse of reflexive pronouns, as when someone says "Please talk to Bob or myself." Come on people now. "Myself" is not just a fancy version of "me"! LEARN IT.
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tattoos in the Courier font
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any use of Comic Sans