Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
Boston
North Central
Philadelphia
The Northeast
The South
The Inland North
What American accent do you have?
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

THOUSAND KITES: CALLS FROM HOME

http://www.thousandkites.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=49

Every year, the Thousand Kites project hosts a recorded radio program playing calls back from loved ones and supporters of those imprisoned during the holidays. Please support the project by following the above link and telling others, asking your local radio station to play the program, or calling 877-518-0606 (toll free) and recording a message of support. Remember that no matter who they are or what they've done, prisoners are people too.









Glossary of Terms
Here are some useful words and phrases to remember when reading this blog:

"Chupa 2 Bad", as in "This test was Chupa 2 bad":
Something so terrible that it approaches the awfulness of Chupacabra Dos: Dios Ayudenos, one of those movies that's so bad it's funny, except it's not funny.

"But we didn't even put down the barbarians!":
A reference to AJ's infamous boardgame, which, much like Duke Nukem Forever, is perpetually being upgraded with brilliant new features but will probably not be released. Ever.

"I can't stop dancing":
One of J's many, many, many different catchphrases, often preceded with "This sucks, but..."

"HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qttBPCVQsc8

"The Blacklist":
A hypothetical list containing various films/sounds/books/activities which are forbidden for the holder since they contain too many painful memories from previous relationships.

"Orange Eve":
The night before J's (100*n)th day of wearing an item of orange clothing every day.

"The Cuteness Rule":
You and your partner should be on the same level of cuteness or a negative level of cuteness. The ultimate litmus test, of course, is if you show someone a picture of the two of you together. If their immediate reaction is:
"That's a cute picture of you [and your gf/bf/whatever]": you're cuter than your loved one. No worries.
"Aww, you guys are so cute together": same level of cuteness. Be careful; this could be a warning sign.
"Aww, she/he's really cute": She/he is at least one level of cuteness above you. Start counting your days.
"Hrmm. [Internally: I can't believe you're tapping that]": Two levels of cuteness above you, and you're screwed. Get a good divorce lawyer/friend on retainer.

"To Sketch":
A verb meaning to make someone feel simultaneously guilty, naughty, sexually violated, titillated, flirted with, and creeped out. Also compare with the term "sketchiness". Note that being sketchy is a mostly verbal/perceptual art, and requires a strict no-contact policy.

"IFMEH"/"IFGAH"/"IFEM"/"IFKERR"/"IFKATH" etc. etc.:
State secret, sorry.