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..to [livejournal.com profile] kosaginolegion , to whom I wish engrossing tech toys, gushing acceptance letters from publishers, and a skin whose existence she can ignore for weeks on end.
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...to [livejournal.com profile] dungeonwriter , chronicler of empires, member in good standing of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo*, and all-around Aidel Maidel of the Dreidel!

*Interestingly, you get two Year of the Ox birthdays on this go-round; the Tiger doesn't take over until Valentine's Day.
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...namely, [livejournal.com profile] ratmmjess . (Gratuitous Literary Fun Fact: you share your birthday with Neville Longbottom, the Spare to the Prophecy from the Harry Potter books.) (1)

(To others who may be reading, this seems like a suitable point at which to note that Jess's second massive pop-cultural Junior Woodchucks' Guide, The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes, is in search of a publisher.  MonkeyBrain Books, publisher of its predecessor, The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana (2), is apparently very much a mom-and-pop operation and a labor of love, and one of its operators is now devoting his time chiefly to his own writing career; Jess explains the situation further here: ratmmjess.livejournal.com/217198.html


I myself have no particular clout in publishing circles, but perhaps the blogosphere and the Six Degrees of Connection may bring this to the ears of friends of friends.)

(1) As well as Henry Ford, Laurence Fishburne, and Der Gubernator.

(2) Which volume is highly regarded by those lucky enough to have snagged a copy, and commands impressive prices on Amazon and Ebay; any publisher caring to reprint that book as well ( perhaps as a trade paperback?) would find a ready readership.


(Soon following, when I have the time to unleash a Teal Deer Stampede, will be a list of the things I've read thanks to your influence.)
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...To

[profile] dr_hermes , International Man of Mondo Media!

 

(I seem to recall the date from a prior edition of your user info; if I'm mistaken, or if you'd prefer that your birthday go unmentioned, please correct me.)

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...Which means that two cultures are celebrating what I hope will be the first of many happy birthdays to Henry Ian Nevins. (Not coincidentally,  today marks the conclusion to what I suspect has been the longest year in

[profile] ratmmjess 's life.)

 

I can't claim to possess a parent's (much less a baby's) eye, but here are some possible video pacifiers:

Hamtaro AMV to the Hamsterdance (warning for graphic kawaii content): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwSBwOmOkso

Algorithm March, solo and with ninja: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wDrNg7foQ

The Nairobi Trio (graphic gorilla and weirditude content): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLTFQsFswM

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A black President;
Digital television; 
Now, where's my jetpack?

Thanks.

Nov. 11th, 2008 04:21 pm
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Ganked and adapted from [livejournal.com profile] ratmmjess  :

To the Paternal Unit (U.S. Navy, Korean War era):  Thank you.

To the Babbit's Paternal Unit: (U.S. Army, Vietnam War): Thank you.

To my landlord (U.S. Navy, WWII): Thank you.

To William Tenn, ne' Phil Klass (U.S. Army, WWII): Thank you.
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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] kosaginolegion  , who, undeterred by the 1:00 AM angsting spells,  the glycemic funks,  and the occasions on which I demonstrate signs of having been raised by basement-dwelling wolves,  has been returning for periodic bouts of my company since 1988.

Why?  I suspect her answer might be, "That's a secret."

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This golden combination of circumstances has finally occurred:

Cityscape's Fourth of July weekend fireworks display...

...taking place on the Third of July, which is also a weeknight...

...on which University of Dayton's Roesch Library, all seven stories of it, happens to be open until 11 P.M.
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