Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake Playlist!

Never thought an earthquake would be one of the dangers, but hello! Got one in DC today and it made for an exciting afternoon, i.e., I spent my afternoon making a playlist for the quake. The New Yorker did this too, but theirs is, like everything they do, just high-brow enough to be inaccessible.


"Shake Ya Ass" 

"Twist and Shout"
The Beatles

“Shake it Like a Salt Shaker”
Ying Yang Twins

“Like a Rolling Stone”
Bob Dylan

“You Shook Me All Night Long”

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Once and Future Netflix Addiction

I don’t know how or why movies seem to be made in pairs. Antz and A Bug’s Life, Mission to Mars and Red Planet. Friends With Benefits and that other one with Natalie Portman. It happens with TV shows, too, though mostly ones about vampires.

Oh wow, hands to ourselves, please.

I have been a fan of the BBC’s Merlin ever since I started stealing it from YouTube two years ago. Then recently, I went to cancel Netflix, but ended up watching The Sorcerer’s Apprentice instead (shut up), and at the bottom of the screen, the Netflix Fairy recommended I watch Camelot by the Starz network. British accents? Premium subscription cable show? TV-MA? All the right moves, Camelot.  It’s actually a heinous show, yet somehow I watched every minute of it. Odd.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, City Dangers!

Andrew and I started this blog a year plus one week ago and amazingly we've coughed up 30 posts. Granted, they aren't smoothly distributed through 12 months, but I'm impressed our pedestrian lifestyles are still producing enough nonsense for entries. We're only medium boring. Yea! [I'm dragging you down with me, bro!]

That's very generous of you, Amy, but really, I think I'm a little bit more than medium boring. My best idea for a blog post in the five months (which, mercifully, has gone unwritten) was to recount my first tick bite. Also, there was the time I cheated on City Dangers for a little while with a lazy blog photo blog, which I created because I thought I had some interesting camera phone pictures.  Let's reflect on that: "interesting camera phone pictures".