More timely bullet points:
- Big week for Springsteen news (and an excuse for even more bullets!):
- It was thirty years ago today that Bruce fronted both Newsweek and Time.
- A 30th Anniversary edition of Born to Run (which was the reason for Springsteen being on the cover of Newsweek and Time thirty years ago) is coming out next month. Three discs with plenty of never-before-released goodies, thus forcing all Bruce completists into replacing their perfectly good Born to Run CD (which had replaced their pretty good Born to Run cassette, which replaced their horribly scratched-up Born to Run album).
- Sirius satellite radio has announced a 24/7 all-Bruce station on their network. Ehhhh... that's kind of stalker-like creepy, but I would still have it as a pre-set if I could actually afford satellite radio (do satellite radio receivers even have presets?).
- TypePad, the blogging service I use, has been annoyingly buggy lately. Not Blogger-level annoying, but annoying nonetheless. From what they're saying on the company's own blog, it sounds like growing pains are the cause of the recent glitches. Many more glitches and TypePad won't have to worry about the problems caused by being too popular, WordPress will (not that I'm threatening to leave TypePad, who could ever leave a cute couple of kids like Mena and Ben?).
- A big running-related pet peeve of mine (right up there with nipple rub) is when a race doesn't post their results online. A lot of times I need to leave right after a race and can't wait around to find out my finishing time. This past Sunday was just like that - the missus needed me home quickly after my 10-miler so she could get the eight-year-old to choir practice, and on top of that I was missing the some of the Eagles game. So I rush home, find out that there won't be any online results, and grumble about not knowing my results. I did get to see almost all of the second half of the football game, though. Yesterday I come home from work to a package from the race sponsors - a medal for third place in my age group! That's my second medal in a month (and only my third ever, all for the same thing - 3rd in age group). I still don't know my official time, though.
- It's official now - my World Series pick was right. I ended up going 5-2 in my post-season predictions. Not bad. [Long Cut commenter (and big sister) Donna reminded us of another reason to root against the Astros: Dubya's folks - the people who are to most to blame for his train wreck of a presidency - are season ticket holders and are frequently shown on the ballpark's big video screen (sometimes even seen kissing - bleehh).]
- Some links I've been meaning to write about:
- 80’s Rock Concerts (via Howard) - Some blogger is posting scans of his concert ticket stubs from the 80's. Now I'm going to have to go up into the attic and see if I kept some of mine.
- Badmash Short Bush-bashing skit from Andy Dick. Yes, that Andy Dick. He's is back and it's funny Andy, not freaky Andy (though, like most things Andy Dick does, the joke goes on a bit too long).
- The top 40 magazine covers of the past 40 year - I'm not too sure about some of them belonging here, but still pretty interesting to see.
- Families of Prisoners (via Blinq) This is a great idea - families of prisoners who are sick of having prison visiting rooms as the backdrop to all their family pictures can have non-correctional services settings photo-shopped in. Why stop at prisoners? With Christmas family newsletter season approaching, what family couldn't benefit from more exotic family photos?
- Building on Paige's post about musical artists she feels are a tad over-rated (though I don't agree with her hating on Sufjan Stevens): I don't get what people love so much about Mike Doughty. Then again I didn't much care for his old band, Soul Coughing, much either. Somebody enlighten me.
- I'll end all these bullets with with a shocking, SHOCKING, headline: Exxon Mobil, Shell Post Record Profits. Who'da thunk it?
Now, who's going to be the first to tell me where I stole the title of this post from?