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Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2006

Dave!This morning there was a major panic attack when I couldn't find a clean pair of underwear. Eventually I did manage to find some in my flight carry-on bag but, as I was searching, it did get me to wondering what I would do if I couldn't find any. Wear a used pair... or go commando?? Fortunately, I didn't have to choose, but I really should make up my mind in case I'm ever faced with this problem again.

Underwear aside, there was big fun to be had today. I finally got the little buttons I ordered...

Dave Buttons

They turned out great (much better than this photo will attest), which was a pleasant surprise because some of the stuff I order from CafePress ends up looking like crap. But every button was beautiful, had bright colors, and looks professionally made, so I'm happy. Now all I have to do is wait until the weather turns cold so that I can pin them on my jacket. It'll be just like the 80's!

Speaking of orders, I am dangerously close to FINALLY filling all of the T-shirt orders from Blogiversary III week... I have a mere 64 left to go! Thanks to everybody for their patience, and everything should be shipped out by Monday.

Since it's Friday, I'll be picking up a meme from James to finish up the day. You are supposed to come up with eight random things about you which most people might not know...

  1. I was approached about turning my blog into a set of mini-books. At first I declined, but was eventually talked into it. Unfortunately, the deal has recently fallen through because we could not agree on the direction of the project. But since I've already put a lot of work into the books, I'm toying with the idea of self-publishing them at Lulu or something (once I find time to start finishing them up). You can take a look at the cover concepts here.
  2. When I was in high school I started collecting comic books. Though I don't buy as many as I used to, I still read some titles and have amassed a huge collection of books. My current favorites are Age of Bronze, All-Star Batman & Robin, The Avengers, Superman/Batman, Powers, and Usagi Yojimbo. My favorite comic book of all time is Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes.
  3. I've always got something smart-assed to say, and am rarely at a loss for words. Given this, you would think commenting on other people's blogs is a piece of cake... but this is not the case. I like to comment on other blogs when I have time, but sometimes it's difficult. Take one of my long-time reads: What's a Delmer Look Like. Delmer's writing is great and he's always got something entertaining to say... but I always feel that his entries are perfect as they are, and any smart-ass remark I might add would be an intrusion. And then there's Tonya at Adventure Journalist. I eagerly await her every word, marvel over her astoundingly beautiful photography, and have been a fan of her blog forever. To read Tonya is to love her. But eventually you run out of ways to say "beautiful" when looking at her pictures, and so I usually just end up looking at the latest additions to her jaw-dropping gallery, and sneaking away without a word. I don't know why some blogs have this affect on me and other's don't.
  4. I love to paint with watercolors. If I were to win the lotto and become obscenely wealthy, I'd do nothing but travel the world and paint.
  5. I am a huge movie-buff, but am humiliated to admit some of the films that I like. Off the top of my head, they include The Associate, in which Whoopi Goldberg plays a woman trying to break into a job as a stockbroker, but finds that prejudice keeps her shut out. Eventually she invents an alter-ego of an old white guy, but finds that her new success makes the deception difficult to maintain. And then there's Earth Girl's Are Easy which features Jim Carey, Jeff Goldblum, and Damon Wayans as furry aliens who crash-land in Geena Davis' swimming pool. And, of course, Exit to Eden which has Rosie O'Donnell and Dan Aykroyd as undercover cops at a private island sex resort run by Dana Delany (and Iman as an ultra-hot bad girl assassin). There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of others.
  6. Likewise, there are also musical groups that I am downright embarrassed to admit I listen to from time to time. Probably the most scary is A-Teens, who sing bubblegum pop at its absolute worst. Then there's even more tragic groups like Bananarama, Erasure and even Flock of Seagulls. Even more odd is that right after listening to this stuff, I can turn right around and pop in Rage Against the Machine or Pantera without skipping a beat.
  7. I choose not to eat any kind of meat, fish, or fowl... and choose to ignore broccoli, cauliflower, and any other vegetable that smells bad when you cook it. There is one food I cannot eat however, and that's mushrooms. They make me violently ill and seem to cause my throat to close up if I eat too many of them. That's a fungus for you.
  8. What I am looking forward to most of all next week is an appearance by Betty White on Game Show Marathon, which is a freaky show which dredges up old game shows that are played by quasi-celebrities. Betty will be an actual celebrity guest on the Match Game segment on the 22nd. Naturally, I can't wait.

Argh. I've been working all day and it's late. I think I'll go to bed and slip into a coma.

Categories: Memes 2006, Movies 2006, Music 2006Click To It: Permalink


  1. Erin says:

    I love Betty White! She’s so cute and witty.

  2. James says:

    Now we know what Dave’s weakness would be if he was magically tranformed into a super hero in a comic book: mushrooms!

    Not quite kryptonite.

  3. Karl says:

    So are you sprinkling some buttons over the t-shirt orders you’re sending out? Those look great, as do the book covers.

    Game Show Marathon – yeah, I couldn’t even get through the first episode (Price is Right). It was just soooo bad.

  4. Sayuri says:

    DAVE. Publish those books! By hook or by crook. I must have a set!

    Once I have a set I can finally become a missonary of Dave spreading the good word around the Buckfast soaked minions of Edinburgh. One convert at a time.

  5. Bec says:

    Those buttons are just gorgeous! Me want…

  6. Jill says:

    Can we see something you’ve painted?

  7. SJ says:

    Rats! Now I don’t have a secret anymore. :>(

    I’m not familiar with The Associate, but I have seen (and loved!) both Earth Girls Are Easy and Exit To Eden multiple times. And there are worse movies to admit you adore (I just watched Real Genius for the nth time)…


  8. adena says:

    There’s nothing wrong w/ Erasure, Dave.

    (Now…Exit to Eden is ANOTHER story…)

    You can’t eat mushrooms?? I’ll hold a little vigil for you…that’s so sad. 🙁

  9. kilax says:

    Thos buttons are awesome! When can we order them? (The death one is kind of scary though)

    You gotta pubilsh those books. The covers are hilarious!

  10. Pauly D says:

    Those turned out great!

    And meanwhile, I’m sitting here wearing my Bad Monkey t-shirt. When will the rashes I get from the rough insides of the shirt go away? (I’ve been meaning to ask you that for days.)

  11. Dave2 says:

    Try washing it.

    I know that it’s the best shirt you’ve owned, but when you wear it constantly and spill beer and stuff on it… the build-up eventually becomes uncomfortable. You have to take it off every once in a while and wash it. Since it’s 100% cotton, it will fluff right up and be all comfy again.

  12. Pauly D says:

    Excuse me, but wash it?

    Dude. You obviously don’t know me.

  13. Eve says:

    Well, I know which two buttons I will be getting.

    I’m not always a fan of the meme, but I like this one.

    1 — Those book covers are awesome!!! It’s be great if you could publish them one day.

    2 — Comic books rule. I could write an entire book about comic books and how they rule.

    3 — I like leaving people comments, but yes, sometimes what they write is good as is or maybe doesn’t need a response. That’s when I just say “Word” and leave it at that.

    4 — If I could paint, I would do just that if I won the lotto. Hmm…perhaps I could learn to paint first, then do the whole travel and paint thing. I will keep this in mind for the next time I win millions in the lotto.

    5 — I am the Queen of liking bad movies (see, typical of royalty — I am royalty is several areas). I liked the movies you’ve mentioned, and I’ve been known to watch quite a few bombs like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Kevin and I were just discussing the other day the reason why our list of movies watched includes too few CLASSIC movies — it’s because we’re too busy watching the BAD movies.

    6 — Let’s just say the Emprëss of Mëtal has a few skeletons in her closet in this department.

    7 — No meat for me either, but thankfully I LOVE broccoli and mushrooms. Not so much with the cauliflower though.

    8 — Your love of Betty White makes me giggle, but she is kickass. I loved it when she played Kitty’s mom on That ’70s Show and was barking orders at her husband. That was great.

  14. ms. sizzle says:

    i love how you love betty white. i find that very endearing.

    those buttons are fabulous! i am such a sucker for a good button.

  15. Naomi says:

    Commando! It’s the only way to go…

  16. Eve says:

    I have returned.

    Because you and Kevin are invading my mental space.

    I hit ‘send’ on my last comment, then looked up at the TV. I had been watching The Batman on WB Kids, and it had just ended, when a movie started right afterward. There’s that dude from Airplane driving in a car with that chick from Touched by an Angel and they have two kids in the backseat. The opening credits are scrolling along and the very last one is…

    “… and BETTY WHITE as Mrs. Krisper”

    I hit “Info” on the remote to see what it is and it’s The Retrievers, a story about a family who a California family who must find homes for Golden Retriever puppies.

    Great, so now Betty White’s gonna make me cry, just great!!!

  17. Tonya says:

    I never knew 😉


  18. Laurence says:

    Your buttons are “trop chouettes”. I want them.
    I love the idea of turning your blog into a set of mini-books. Tu devrais vraiment le faire. Les couvertures sont géniales. I want to say : “Just do it”, but somebody said that in my place… But, who ? … 😉
    I love too your eight random things about you. Plus le temps passe, plus on veut te connaître. C’est une sensation agréable.

  19. RW says:

    I don’t care. I’m ordering the books NOW!

  20. Mooselet says:

    Hey I want a button, too!! Death is very cool… the button, not the actual state of death.

    I love movies like Naked Gun, Hot Shots and Airplane. So you’ve got nothing to be embarrassed about. And thanks for the congrats!

  21. claire says:

    The buttons look great, and the pith helmet with chin strap makes me smile.

  22. margalit says:

    The limes, they are so beeyouteaful, but where are the cokes to go with them? Have you been too busy filling your coke bottles with mentos and setting them off in the yard?

    I covet those buttons. When are you holding another contest?

  23. Chanakin says:

    Get an old pillow case and cut leg holes and a trap door into it.

    Works like a champ.

  24. Ariana says:

    Penis salad. Very clever…um, what kind of dressing would you get with that?

  25. Jeff says:

    I’m with Jill. Would LOVE to see some of your watercolor work!

  26. Avitable says:

    Dave, you should read Ex Machina and Manhunter. Two of the best comics currently being made. Follow those with the current run of Daredevil and Captain America.

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