Corte Madera Chronicles

A group blog; a place to share photos, thoughts, stupid shit we find on the internet, whatever. Hopefully we'll get at least one post per day from someone, and not so many posts that it's too overwhelming. Have fun!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

OK, a post about Iraq

Sorry for getting political here.

Read this post about what the US could actually do at this point to prevent civil war in Iraq and start moving towards some kind of stability. I've always thought that keeping our troops there is just making things worse; this guy makes the case against that while still addressing the problems created by having our troops there at all. And he makes the tremendously important point that US reconstruction money for Iraq needs to be going to Iraqi construction companies and not American corporations. Worth reading.

Thanks to Talking Points Memo for the link.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

August Wilson dying of liver cancer

Doctors give him three to five months to live.

news story

(For the non-theatre people in here, August Wilson is a two-time Pulitzer-winning African-American playwright famous for writing one play about the African-American experience for each decade of the 20th century.)

a bit superior

Found this the other day. It can either make you despair for the decline of the general populace or feel slightly superior or both at once - your choice.

So, a little over 3 months ago (3 months and ten days, to be exact) we were still outside the theatre, with every hope in our poor jaded hearts that we could allow purchase that perhaps... the movie... won't... suck.

Of course, we were wrong, but just remember the passion. The fun we were having in line, the comraderie that we held. And the echo effect has been excellent (check out the existence of this blog and the mailing list, for example).

Today is my 33rd birthday -- my hobbit coming of age birthday... Oh yeah, remember the COOL movies we actually got to see together for the first time?

You know... Narnia is coming out, not to mention King Kong...

Just a injection of nostalgia. I enjoy you all immensely.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Chupacabra found in Texas

Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

News story out of Houston reporting that this photo shows a mysterious animal caught in a trap set by a farmer out to save his chickens.

Thanks to Raw Story.

scariest... waiting room picture... ever

jesus in the OR

doctor's office, great falls, mt

and mine


sea turtles are way cooler than you!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

What's Your Cyborg Name?

Lifeform Used for Calculation and Accurate Sabotage

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

this year's incoming freshmen...


Most students entering college this fall were born in 1987.

(highlights selected by Lorrimer. Click here for the full list.)

1. Andy Warhol, Liberace, Jackie Gleason, and Lee Marvin have always been dead.
2. They don't remember when "cut and paste" involved scissors.
5. Boston has been working on the "The Big Dig" all their lives.
7. Pay-Per-View television has always been an option.
8. They never had the fun of being thrown into the back of a station wagon with six others.
12. Al-Qaida has always existed with Osama bin Laden at its head.
14. Car stereos have always rivaled home component systems.
15. Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker have never preached on television.
16. Voice mail has always been available.
17. "Whatever" is not part of a question but an expression of sullen rebuke.
19. Condoms have always been advertised on television.
20. They may have fallen asleep playing with their Gameboys in the crib.
21. They have always had the right to burn the flag.
22. For daily caffeine emergencies, Starbucks has always been around the corner.
26. Dirty dancing has always been acceptable.
27. Southern fried chicken, prepared with a blend of 11 herbs and spices, has always been available in China.
29. The Starship Enterprise has always looked dated.
30. Pixar has always existed.
37. They have grown up in a single superpower world.
41. Les Miserables has always been on stage.
44. RU486, the "morning after pill," has always been on the market.
52. Researchers have always been looking for stem cells.
53. They do not remember "a kinder and gentler nation."
54. They never saw the shuttle Challenger fly.
55. The TV networks have always had cable partners.
58. They never saw Pat Sajak or Arsenio Hall host a late night television show.
59. Matt Groening has always had a Life in Hell.
61. Digital cameras have always existed.
70. Jimmy Carter has always been an elder statesman.
71. Miss Piggy and Kermit have always dwelt in Disneyland.
72. America's Funniest Home Videos has always been on television.
75. They have always been challenged to distinguish between news and entertainment on cable TV.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

so you like cartoon porn

how about this one?

or this?

and if that doesn't quite do it for ya... there's always the menagerie.

"why does lia have this store of disturbing cartoon porn?" they wonder

Holy Trouser Snake, Batman

Uh. Yeah.

Holy Lovebump, Batman


Star War: The Backstroke of the West

Love this.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Lucas is SO HOT!

Originally uploaded by LusciousLia.

Please let's have more photos of Lucas on this blog. Boy is he HOT!

Happy Birthday, Steve!

Steve's 30th B-Day August 2005 Party Sushi
Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

Friday, August 19, 2005

2 Things

1. I am officially half-way done with Grad School. Summer vacation, here I come.

2. now sells stuff like this, as pointed out by Mark Morford

How about that?

ps my birthday is Sunday, shower me with gifts.

exciting day at work

at least i got to be out of the office for a while...


SAN FRANCISCO -- A fiery explosion below the sidewalk in the downtown shopping district injured a woman and shattered windows at a Ralph Lauren clothing store Friday.

Firefighters and police evacuated several blocks around the store in the Crocker Galleria area, said fire spokesman Peter Howes.

Tom Demartini, a construction worker who was sitting in his truck outside the store, said he heard the explosion and saw the sidewalk rise up six or seven inches.

"It sounded like a big poof, then there was a lot of smoke," Demartini said. "One woman looked like she was badly burned."

The explosion seemed to come from underground, he said.

Scores of police officers and firefighters closed off the area and shut down several blocks as evacuated office workers milled about in the aftermath. Market Street is currently closed from 5th Street to the Ferry Building due to the explosion.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Yo! I am here...finally...

Removed myself from this because I was on the ship...I am NO LONGER on the ship...yippee for me!

Love to all...


Friday, August 12, 2005

I love my Job

armonk, ny

ducks flowers


pretty pictures

Thursday, August 11, 2005

"i cannot print your business cards, capt'n" said scotty...

"the printer is out of ink!!!"

Monday, August 08, 2005

Diana's coming for you

My friend Tommi took this. We like her.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

giants game

Someone tivo the giants game today! I'll be in the first row of the arcade with a sign saying to fire Krueger. Go Giants!

Friday, August 05, 2005

I am sick.

Sore throat, runny nose, the whole bit. Watching TV and reading Cerebus and fucking around on the computer. And napping. Bleagh.

Just Another Brick

Secretive 'guerrilla' artist Banksy has decorated Israel's controversial West Bank barrier with satirical images of life on the other side.
The nine paintings were created on the Palestinian side of the barrier.
One depicts a hole in the wall with an idyllic beach, while another shows a mountain landscape on the other side.

designs most intelligent

This is great.