Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spokesmodel Competition: One Out of Five Stars

Today I was attempting to film a product demo for a client, and went the usual distance before mucking the entire enterprise. I wouldn't doubt it if stocks drop immediately.

video

tadah at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Welcome MSNBC Readers... and MSTies

Ah, The Nelson has spoken.

For those of you interested in the pre-edited article that was originally submitted and which actually contains adjectives, along with a full transcript of this, look at that.

pushing the button at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Line One

Jim The Small Child Nephew is beginning to conduct coherent phone conversations, although not necessarily in the same call. Often he will bring items to the phone he has made in preschool so that I can see them, which means that he's fully inherited my critical thinking skills.

Should you wish to listen in:

CALL THE FIRST
Julie The Nephews Mama: Do you want to talk to Aunt Beth?

Jim The Small Child Nephew: No.

Julie: All right. So anyway--

Jim: I WANNA TALK!

Me: Hello?

Jim: Hi Beeeeth!

Me: Hello, Jim!

Jim: You're at your house?

Me: Yes.

Jim: You're in Ginger?

Me: That's right. I'm in Virginia.

Jim: I'm at my house! I--

(phone goes dead)

(This was his cue to turn to his mother and announce in utter amazement, "Beth gone!")

CALL THE SECOND
Me: Hello?

Jim: I WANNA TALK TO--

(phone goes dead)

CALL THE THIRD
Me: Hello?

Jim: What happened?

Me: You hung up on your godmother, and Jesus doesn't love you anymore.

(phone goes dead)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

For Veteran's Day

Thanks to Dad, and Dan The Brother-In-Law, and Country The Brother-In-Law, and everyone else's service academies who beat Notre Dame for the first time since there was a world war on and all anybody could recruit for the football teams were, like, ficus trees.

A return to Normandy. Because we need it.

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