June 24th, 2005


Not a significant source of U.S. RDA original material

Is this seriously what they're going with for the sixth season box set? Not only do I not like it, but it's breaking with the theme they've been using for the other seasons. It doesn't seem to be particularly popular with the alt.tv.simpsons newsgroup, either.

Laura Cantrell is playing in Philadelphia on Monday. Too bad I didn't know about that before I agreed to work that day. :(

The good news is that I finally got my rebate check. I should take that to the bank soon. And get something to eat, also.

Since I can't think of anything else of my own to write about, I'm going to do this survey that slfcllednowhere did:
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And now, here are some links that I got from other people's journals. Everyone who's interested in them has probably already seen them, but I'm putting them in anyway.

Outtakes from Billy West's Onion interview (courtesy of revme)
Grades for the world's flags (courtesy of 3x1minus1). Is it just me, or does the design on Gibraltar's flag look like an old video game graphic?

Eat Mor Chikin

I went to Chick-fil-A for brunch today. It wasn't a traditional brunch meal, but it was breakfast eaten at lunchtime, so I guess that's what it is, right? I had a coupon for a free one, which was cool. I really like Chick-fil-A. Since I was bored while eating, though, I thought of a few questions I had about the advertising campaign, with the poorly-spelling cows. Why do they seem to hate chickens so much? I mean, I get that they think that, if you eat something else, you'll be less likely to eat them. If this is the extent of it, though, why don't they encourage eating, say, pork or fish (or, for that matter, vegetarian meals)? Is there some big cow/chicken rivalry of which I, not being from a rural area, am not aware?

Also, I'm sure this question has been asked countless times before, but why can't the cows spell? I mean, they can apparently walk around on their hind legs, paint signs, and write in English, but they just aren't good at spelling. (Actually, didn't Gary Larson do some Far Side strips with a similar premise? Maybe not, but it seems like the kind of thing he would have done.) I guess you have to draw the line somewhere, or else we'd have to wonder why the cows aren't RUNNING the restaurant.

Now that I think about it, maybe the chickens are actually SMARTER than the cows, and actually know proper English spellings and all. The cows don't want us to find this out, so they encourage us to cook and consume the chickens.

By the way, I tend to doubt that Truett Cathy was actually the first person to think of putting a chicken patty on a bun, but I have no historical research to back this up.

Oh, and you know how Ben Folds says he grew a mustache and a mullet, and got a job at Chick-fil-A? Well, when I applied for a job there when I was nineteen, they said my hair was too long. (I don't think that's why they didn't hire me, but they said I'd have to get it trimmed down to shoulder length if I DID get the job.) So how come Ben would have been allowed to work there with a mullet? Are the rules different down south?

(Man, I wish I were actually GOOD at this kind of humor.)

And now, as a twist on that "six songs" thing, here are six songs that I've heard either today or yesterday that I've particularly enjoyed:

Wouldn't Want To Care - The Minus 5
Sunday Sunday - Blur
Militia Song - Camper Van Beethoven
California Rose - Laura Cantrell
Little Bell - The Young Fresh Fellows
Howling At Midnight - The Corn Sisters
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