Friday, February 17, 2006

odds & ends

My TiVo downloaded some new stuff today. I can now use it to get movie times and buy tickets through Fandango; to listen to podcasts and Internet radio; and to play games like Wordsmith and Skull & Bones.

The freaky looking "human Ken doll" who was on "The View" this week looks more like a "human Knucklehead Smiff doll." I suspect that his speech impediment was caused by his plastic surgeries. How could he possibly think he's better now than he was before?

If they really do plan to cancel the so-bad-it's-good "Tony Danza Show" it might explain why the Extravadanza trivia questions seem to have gotten more difficult. Why give away all that cash on a doomed show? If the show had a future, I think they would make the questions a little easier during February sweeps. The folks at Best Week Ever started an online petition to save Tony's show. By coincidence the first person who signed it is also named Frank, so I'll just let you think it was me even if it wasn't.

A seventh grade student in Tampa tested the ice at fast food restaurants for bacteria and found that the water in the restaurant's toilet was cleaner. A Knoxville TV station did a similar experiment and found that our local fast food ice is pretty clean. Imagine how pristine our local toilet water must be!

Somehow Justin Kalef found his name in my blog and was kind enough to send along the lyrics to the seven Darwin Carols they sang at the University of Victoria this past week. The songs include "The HMS Beagle" (to the tune of "O Come All Ye Faithful"), "DNA" (to the tune of "The First Noel") and "Charles Robert Darwin" (to the tune of "Frosty the Snowman").

My self-congratulatory post about six months of daily blogging drew a comment from a grammar school classmate who I haven't seen or spoken with since sixth grade. Turns out that she has written several books and hosts a few websites. I need to ask her if she wishes to remain anonymous or if I can identify her.

Another cool blog comment came from the U.K. Someone there was watching "C.S.I." last week and found my site while searching the Internet to find out about a song in the episode. I had written about it when that episode aired in the U.S. in October.

My wife and I are headed out the door to see the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Doc Severinsen. We like going to the symphony because we always feel like the youngest people there.
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Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

Thank you for the link to the "human Ken doll" guy. I was in the car the other day when he was on "The View" and only heard the segment on WATE's FM radio signal.

I already knew he'd look like a wax museum figure left out in the sun too long...but I wanted confirmation.

As for Tony Danza...I like the guy (although I hated "Who's The Boss?") but he can't interview worth a damn. He's awful at it. And he sings way too much.


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