I don’t know how I have gone this long without watching Pinky and the Brain. What has been missing in my life? SO MUCH! The best cartoon of all time.

Correction to this: I have seen Pinky and the Brain – I just haven’t watched it in a really long time and forgot how good it was. Narf!

Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

Well, I think so, Brain, but if they call people from Poland Poles, why don’t they call people from Holland Holes?

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And speaking of Cousin Geri – man, the 80s were a great place. They just felt the need to talk about everything and somehow it wasn’t off limits as it would be in today’s world.

Think about the movie Soul Man, for example. The tagline for this movie:

Mark needs a scholarship to get into Harvard. There’s one more available for a black student. The problem is Mark’s not black… Yet.

Soul Man is a comedy movie made in 1986 about a man who undergoes transracial transformation with pills to qualify for an affirmative action placement at Harvard Law School. They actually put Thomas C. Howell in black face makeup and somehow thought that was a good idea? I want to know how this was pitched and who approved that one.

That is what I’m saying. The 80s. What a place to be…

And now for my favourite clip from that movie:

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It has been a good 5 years since I had something to say about Cousin Geri, but due to my ongoing fascination with Facebook and “getting in touch” with people which led some funny exchanges with Gabu, she somehow resurfaced.

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I didn’t realise that I worked with such hipster men. The boys actually ended up on Esquire Magazine’s best dressed office in Britain list in 4th place! Damn that is hot. The Big M gets props for his fashion sense (biatches, Comme des Garçons – can we say surfing etrade?) – however, I’m not too sure about who is sporting the Fubu or French Connection or if I agree that it makes them fashionable.

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Amazing how much difference a day can make to my list of random crap to rant about…

Yesterday, admittedly, I was in a pretty foul mood. The reasons for this were perhaps many or could actually be boiled down to one simple thing.

That simple thing?

I had nothing to look forward to yesterday.

Yes, it is that simple.

I NEED things to look forward to.

Yesterday I was staring out at a landscape that was canvassed in ordinary. An upcoming weekend of not enjoying Notting Hill Carnival, no trips planned, the sun hasn’t shone in days – even weeks at that, nothing to purchase, read most of my books, work is average, can’t think of anything to eat, love life? Anyways – you get the point.

I crave excitement and adventure. I crave travel. I crave new things. I crave sunshine. I need to have something to look forward to or I become a cranky, boring, lame, whiney bitch. I need surprises. I need fun. I need laughter. I need friends. I need good food and good books.

Last night after a talk with a friend I decided to eat the insane cost of the airfare to Barcelona (and trust me, it was stupidly priced) and get the hell out of dodge for the weekend.

And it is like my mood has been restored to its normal self. I am content again. I have something to look forward to!

A weekend with Fiona and Tim, Giles, Alex and Sophie + more. My best friends! It will be great fun – only missing Greg and Bonita terribly in the mix.

I can’t wait!!!

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As if I couldn’t love my damned Blackberry anymore. It is like my baby. I keep it neatly encased in its nice handmade leather Piel Frama case. I gently wipe its face with its own chamois. I charge it faithfully every night.

Then I just saw a report of a new Pearl coming out. Until now I haven’t been tempted. Not by the shiny, slick 8800 with its GPS. Not even by the Curve with its promise of a 2MP camera and clear screen. Nope. I was a one Blackberry Pearl kind of a girl.

But that was before I saw that there is a Blackberry Pearl 2 coming out.

Oh gawd. Don’t do this to me.

  • Externally accessible microSD – bah, this wouldn’t make me cheat
  • 3.5 mm headset jack – mmnn, might sound nice with my new Shures
  • 2 MP camera – uh oh, I am starting to drool on my keyboard
  • 6x brighter camera flash – you mean I can take even more jackass photos in bars late at night?
  • Dual-port speakerphone – everyone hates when I check my VM on speaker, I love it
  • Spell cheker – see, if I had it I could spell correctly!
  • Improved mic wind protection – for those blustery days in this fake ass London summer
  • New battery door latch – Fuck yeah! Since I bought my Pearl used, the damned battery door latch was broken. Damn you, seller, who failed to mention that in his Gumtree posting!
  • Improved lanyard design – WTF? Wait, lanyard as in those plastic friendship bracelets that I used to make in grade school?
  • New firm keypad technology – not sure what that is either, but it sounds like it will synergize my world and leverage my wellbeing
  • Improved SIM card holder – would be better if it had a built-in beer holder

    AND ONTO THE SUPER EXCITING BITS

  • Wifi 802.11bg – that’s right BIATCHES. Wifi. Bring it ON!
  • GPS – start the stalking now…fire up your Google maps and I’m gonna find yo ass!
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    Thanks Boy Genius!

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    This has to be one of the more interesting usages of Google maps that I have seen in a while.

    An LA country homicide map. You can actually filter out the results and see where you are most likely to get killed, on which day and by what instrument. Thusfar in LA county this year there have been 535 homicides.

    Morbid? Perhaps, but it is still interesting statistically to see who is going to get killed.

    Basically if you are a black/hispanic male between 20-29 you are most likely to get shot on a Sunday. Therefore, if I fit that profile I think I’d just stay indoors that day.

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    Click here to see if you are at risk of death by blunt force on a Monday

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