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Geek Week! And BTW, Happy Birthday, Wolf! (No connection. Really. Yeah.)


Item the first: Happy Birthday, wolfling! Your, um. Present's in the mail? (I kid. I kid because I love. It is in the mail. Or given that it was shipped at least a week ago, it should already be there? ETA is supposed to be tomorrow at the latest.)

Item the second: Geek Week! minitrog has declared it to be so, and challenged us to flash our geek cred by ..er. Sharing the nerdy love. Which is really hard to distinguish from "Being fen..." which I do every week. But I'll give it a shot.

The second and third links are soundfiles, which will only be up temporarily, so get 'em while they're hot, and for the sake of the lachrymal glands of the infant christ, right-click and save, don't try to play them from the web.

  • Geek Love #1: For Old Skool geekiness, there's always filk, a staple of fantasy and sf fandom, with or without the internet. The Virtual Filksing is "the largest collection of recorded "filk" music on the Internet." (Yes, the quotes are there for a reason -- it might have been so at one time, and may still be, but given the propensity of pre-www fen to update their websites less frequently than Bob Asprin updates his Myth Inc. series....) Still. "Tech Support?" So. Funny. It. Hurts. Probably because it's so true it hurts. "Oh, my god, they gave you ROOT?!!?"

  • Geek Love #2: What could possibly be geekier than...Home Shopping Network fandom? The late great Steve Goodman was a scary, scary man, and he tells us all about it in Vegematic.

  • Geek Love #3: Is probably more of a testament to my own geekiness, than strictly geek by itself. Captured from last night's Queer Eye For the Straight Guy episode using a standard VCR and an ATI TV Wonder video card. Edited and (cough) digitally remastered in Adobe Premiere. Converted from avi to wav format in VirtualDub, and from very large wav to reasonably small mp3 in RAD Video Tools.

    I bring you the song stylings of Jai Rodriguez, backed up by the mellow tones of Ted Allen, and the incomparable Kyan Douglas on guitar : Five Gay Men Cleaning One House. Coming soon to a Grammy Awards Ceremony near you.


ladycat777

2003-09-24 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)

*plays Jai's clip over and over*

I adore you. And your geekiness

mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

My geekiness adores you too. ;-) *smooch*

flowery_twat

2003-09-24 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)

I geeklove you for ever for the QE clip. You are brilliant and should have a country named in your honour. Then we can make that song into the national anthem.


mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Five gay men cleaning one house... one straight man....


It has a ring to it. I daresay it can take "O Canada" and it's a hell of a lot easier to hit the high notes than the Star Spangled Banner's.

flowery_twat

2003-10-01 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)

For it shall be called Mpoetessamia and it's people shall know freedom from asshats and elevator music and socks worn with sandals. All citizens will be encouraged to Franklin Steve Watermelonhood each other at every available opportunity and to begin each morning with a ritual prayer.
And it's people shall be fruitful, but not bother much with the multiplying, cause it's so much more civilized just to have liberal immigration laws.

mpoetess

2003-10-01 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Heeeeee!

And there shall always be lemon sorbet.

That used to be my startup sound too, til I got my new pc at work and was too lazy to set up all the sound functions again.

zortified

2003-09-24 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)

That clip was just scary.

mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

No, scary is the fact that the last line is Jai... singing with himself. Via the wonders of multi-track editing.

lucifrix

2003-09-24 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)

I love your geekiness.

mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)

My geekiness loves you too.

Sadly, rerun of Butch last night. No new fun. :(

lucifrix

2003-10-01 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

No new fun until November. :( But at least Butch was a very good episode. He was the second-best-looking make-better of them all, IMO. And Kyan rapped...sorta.

wolfling

2003-09-24 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Item the first: Happy Birthday, wolfling! Your, um. Present's in the mail? (I kid. I kid because I love. It is in the mail. Or given that it was shipped at least a week ago, it should already be there? ETA is supposed to be tomorrow at the latest.)

It arrived this morning -- on the actual day, as did WG's pressie. So I had Amy!mail today. :)

Thanks muchly -- now have much to read. :)

mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Are ya done yet? Huh huh huh huh huh huh?

Snerk. Amusingly, Jen's birthday present, order from amazon.com on... September 10th-ish, still not here.

wolfling

2003-10-01 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Still reading the first of the Buffy essays books (trying to make the books last :) ) but will get to the mysteries eventually.

Guess Amazon.ca trumps Amazon.com this time. :)

mpoetess

2003-10-01 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm just teasing because it was taking me so long to answer all my comments from last week that I was beginning to fear you could have finished all of them by the time my inbox was clear!

And yeah, amazon.ca trumps .com, though in this case it's because they're overseas orders -- .com has to get them from Japan.

kenyacandoit

2003-09-24 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh Lord that "Five Gay Men Cleaning One House" made me laugh again!! Almost as much as I laughed at Ted bleeding like a stuck pig!

mpoetess

2003-09-25 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)

I was all "Oh my God! He's actually bleeding! Oh my god! Those boys should not be allowed to have sharp things!"

Singing boys and bleeding Teds

amproof

2003-09-25 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hi, we've not been introduced, but I'm posting anyway to tell you I'm filled w/ virtuous giggles now over your little song. I missed the ep and now I regret it. Ted bled? Poor Ted! I'll be sure to catch it next time...

*loves Ted*

Am

Re: Singing boys and bleeding Teds

mpoetess

2003-10-01 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes! Ted bled! Thom.. I think? Maybe Jai -- my memory is failing ... was playing unsupervised in the kitchen and plonked something down on Ted's head and actually cut him.

They need a mom.

Re: Singing boys and bleeding Teds

lucifrix

2003-10-01 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)

That was Carson...he had this thingie that I think might've been a corkscrew on top of Ted's head, and Ted stood up suddenly and got jabbed but it wasn't until a few seconds later the blood came down. Poor Ted, I'll kiss it and make it better my adorable Buddy Holly guy.

Re: Singing boys and bleeding Teds

amproof

2003-10-01 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

They need a mom.

They surely do.

I suggest Meryl Streep. I think she's just imposing enough to work...

We're starting to sound like Dr. Suess, aren't we?

Ted bled?
Poor Ted!
Yes! Ted bled!
Thom bonked Ted
on the head
Poor Ted!
Ted bled!

Bad Thom!
Find them a mom!

thank you. *bows and runs*

Am