May 3, 2013

The Weeklies #253

The Weekly International Food. Ceviche. Mall ceviche.

The Weekly Cool Guy Awesomeness. I'm a big Warren Buffett fan (and by typing that I'm secretly hoping that he gives me a million dollars for being awesome). He joined Twitter this week. His first Tweet? Warren is in the house.

The Weekly Band Name. Gary Busey Amber Alert.

The Weekly Read. I read Bossypants by Tina Fey. I like Tina Fey, really I do. But I didn't think Bossypants was anything to write home about (as if anyone actually writes home anymore. I think it's because I don't have a vagina. I don't mean that as a sexist statement. I just think it's a book that's easier to relate to if you are a woman. Or like 30 Rock which I never found funny.

The Weekly Amazon Review Awesomeness. Amazon reviews are often awesome. This week, an awesome slew of reviews targets How To Avoid Huge Ships. As one reviewer put it:

As the father of two teenagers, I found this book invaluable. I'm sure other parents here can empathize when I say I shudder at the thought of the increasing influence and presence of huge ships in the lives my children. I certainly remember the strain I caused so long ago for my own parents when I began experimenting with huge ships.


Being a ship of small stature (a "boat" if truth be told), I am quite disappointed in the amount of attention being given to huge ships. Although huge ships are... well... huge, they represent only a small percent of watercraft (less than 1%, actually). We boats (a necessary, but decidedly derogatory, term) represent both the majority of watercraft, as well as the true diversity of watercraft.

The Weekly State. Rhode Island, for that awesome gay marriage move.

The Weekly Music. Did you know that Fleetwood Mac just put out its first new material in 10 years? I know, I didn't care either. Then I listened to it and I didn't care even more. I've never been a huge fan but I do think that when a time-honored band like Fleetwood Mac releases something new, it deserves some attention. Their latest - a four song EP called Extended Play (get it?) - didn't. I don't really know how to describe it. It sounded like unfinished demos by some hipster alternative band complete with off-key vocals and jangly guitars. If that sounds good to you, have at it.

The Weekly Spam. I received an email yesterday encouraging me to grow my presence on Twitter. I usually receive email offers about growing other things. It was refreshing.

Posted by Chris at May 3, 2013 7:57 AM

I'm so proud of my home state. Less proud of the fact that most of the people I know there are probably horrified by this new development but I guess you can't have it all.

Posted by: Jess at May 4, 2013 1:02 AM