I have built a new page of minerals, collectibles, and other assorted "poop" that I have amassed in my scant years on this earth, and would like to share it with you all. This page is called the
page, and so far contains only a small percentage of the "cool poop" that I presently possess.
Okay, mental challenge, here; I was listening to the radio one morning on the way to work when I heard a rock version of ABC's old "Schoolhouse Rock" song, Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your adverbs here. It got me thinking a bit, and I was able to come up with four adverbs that do not end in "-ly". I challenge you to exceed that, and e-mail me(click on my name at the top of the page) with your results. That should keep you busy for, say, about 10 minutes(that's about how long it took me, anyway). It is two weeks since I wrote the last few sentences, and I have increased the list to about 30 adverbs. I'll give you a hint- their etymology shows that 99% of these adverbs are of English/Germanic origin. Most of the "ly"-ending adverbs are of Latin/Greeek origin. That should make it very easy for you.
I am really into philosophy and quotable quotes, proverbs, and "old sayings"- they go hand in
hand, almost. My favorite is an old Mexican proverb that quite simply states:
Yes, I listen to a lot of music. My tastes run from Beethoven (loved the movie with Gary Oldman, and I really like the Fifth Symphony, second movement, which almost nobody knows), to Debussey, to King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Yes, (can you say the word "dinosaur"?), to the inevitable Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, on to New Order and Yello, Tangerine Dream, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Queensryche ("Silent Lucidity" is an absolute masterpiece), and Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, and even Dread Zeppelin! (Whew!) I also am into music made exclusively for television, such as the entire collection of "Charlie Brown"- related compositions (the album is called "Vince Guaraldi - Good Grief!"), any Warner Bros. cartoon background music (the album I have is "The Carl Stalling Project," and must be some of the most orchestrally difficult music ever composed), and other TV- related music and scores.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to toss my "Z (Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa), 'Shampoohorn' "
compact disc into the stereo- it's not as funky as their dad's stuff, and is a bit more hard
rock/quasi-grunge-oriented. It is extremely good: at least as good as Frank's! Zappa
fans can find their own version of "a wonderful place" in
St. Alphonso's Pancake Homepage.
Then, of course, there is the ultimate ZappaMecca, the oFFICIAl zAPPa hOMEPAGe. From here, you can send Ahmet and Dweezil e-mail and find out all sorts of wonderful tidbits concerning America's "Model Family".
Unfortunately, the Weird and Wonderful Quotes page no longer exists, but I DID find the Shakespearean Insult page-- this is just about right for me!
There is no website more unique than the Squashed Bug Zoo, but not if you're squeamish.
The newest secret word is pithecanthropus, which is the genus of a species of "proto-man", or neanderthal. It is a very good word to refer to people who go too fast in the slow lane, or for anyone that might make the user angry.
Oh yes, I almost forgot, I sometimes do impersonations...