Despite advice to the contrary, I hereby confess my weakness for Dave Barry humour. I even own one of his books (which lead to much confusion as it caused my father to laugh out loud while giving blood).
Despite the use of a poorly formatted bullet list, I did enjoy Dave Barry’s Year in Review.
… on the music front, the U.S. recording industry is buoyed by a report that 14-year-old Jason Plempitt of Knoxville, Tenn., went into a music store and actually purchased a CD, making him the first teenager in three years to pay money for a recording, rather than download it for free from the Internet. The humiliated youngster quickly informs his classmates that his computer is broken.
A pleasant Christmas has left me with some new stuff, including:
- An “I am a Moon Monster” t-shirt from explodingdog.com
- A sweet new silverorange hoodie
- A copy of Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities
- A Swiffer – The violent fervour with which my family responded to my suggestion that this was nothing more than a paper towel on a stick lead me to believe that they may have been hypnotized by the homo-erotic military-themed advertising campaign.