March 30, 2012

The Weeklies #209

The Weekly Stroke of Genius. The TacoCopter.

The Weekly Part of My Body That Seems to Be Pissed At Me. My back.

The Weekly Read. Lisa Lutz is a fantastically funny author who just released the fifth installment of the Spellman series - Trail Of The Spellmans. Like it's predecessors it's endearing and absolutely hilarious. Out of five possible Rude Cacti, I deducted one only because my memory sucks and I had to try and figure out some of the backstory contained in the four previous books. Admittedly, this isn't Lutz's fault.

The Weekly Music. Supergroups are hit and miss. Some end up becoming more than a sum of their parts, some drastically less. Luckily, Flying Colors is in the former category. Made up of keyboardist and vocalist (and my favorite all-around musician) Neal Morse, guitarist Steve Morse (no relation), drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Dave LaRue, and singer Casey McPherson, this band is amazing. What's even more stunning is the fact that all these guys met, wrote and recorded the hour's worth of music in nine days. This is what music should be people.

The Weekly Random Fact. Margaret Wise Brown - author of Goodnight Moon - was reportedly a bisexual party girl who died in France of an embolism after recovering from an appendectomy.

The Weekly Date Phrase. "Homey don't play that."

The Weekly Biggest Loser. Dave Mustaine. Lead singer and guitarist for the highly overrated metal band Megadeth, Mustaine seemingly believes not only that Santorum is the best fit for the Oval Office but that Obama was not born in the United States. Yeah, a metal birther.

The Weekly Question. 8:00 AM conference calls on Friday can only be devised out of pure evil, right?

Posted by Chris at March 30, 2012 7:00 AM

WOW about Brown. We read Goodnight Moon and Big Red Barn all the time and now all I will think about is her party lifestyle! LOL.

And yes, 8 AM calls of any sort should be banished.

Posted by: Claire at March 30, 2012 8:35 AM

Try a Monday morning, 8:00, 4-hour training. Those meeting evaluations were not fun to get back!

I hope you survived your call!

Posted by: Jessie at March 30, 2012 10:20 AM

I suddenly like Goodnight Moon even more.

Hoe you survived your conference call.

Posted by: Annie at March 30, 2012 6:46 PM

Friday 8am conference calls ARE evil, but not as evil as Friday 4pm conference calls.

Posted by: Manda at March 31, 2012 12:13 AM