One week and counting
The week shall inherit the mirth
Today is Whirled Musings' one-week anniversary. Thank you to the three or four of you who have visited, and all two of you who have commented so far. No, make that three now. :-) Since I was so long-winded yesterday, I decided to take a short break from "Con-tificating" today and just serve up some sight bites.
Funny, you don’t look blue-ish (but I might)
Someone asked me why the colors look a little bit off around here. Ambience, baby, ambience! No, actually, I am going through the obligatory "blue period" that all serious artists and creative types go through. Okay, not really. I just like blue. So if the book covers and people here look a little blue around the gills – or if things that are normally blue-ish look more rosy than usual – you're not color blind. I've just been swapping the reds and blues in the photos. It's a cheap trick that I do in a graphic previewing and editing application called ThumbsPlus. So, now you know: that’s really a fragment of a Monarch butterfly, and in real life, Kinky is pinker and so am I.
If I hear one more celeb or random interviewee on TV answer a question with, "Absolutely!" I am going to go absolutely bonkers. Whatever happened to, "Yes"? Or, "That’s right"? Or, "That’s correct"? Or even, "You bet"?
Or has everything actually become absolute of late, and no one told me about it?
Not that I expect my complaint to make any difference. Back in the late 1980s, I wrote extensively on the egregious overuse of the word "awesome," and nearly one generation later, people of all ages are still using that friggin’ word to describe everything that isn't actually loathsome. Stop it now!
Your support is desperately needed.
August is Magnetic Ribbon Awareness Month. Please show your support of the magnetic ribbon industry, and plaster as many of those things on your car as you can. If you are Ann Coulter, please place them all over your computer screen as well.
Numbers don't lie
The numbers for Cosmic Relief just keep increasing...now, according to Amazon, they have reached a whopping "#2,853,024."
That happens to be the sales rank, not the sales figure, but still, it's a pretty big number, don't you think?
Here's more exciting news: C.R. is holding steady at a five-star-average review, based on one review by a person I know. (I didn't ask her to do the review; she liked my book and asked me if it was okay if she wrote something nice about it. Do you think I would turn that down?)
I believe if I think positive thoughts and say enough affirmations, and visualize that big number above as an actual sales figure for C.R., it will come to be. Of course there aren't nearly that many copies of the book in print...but if I think good thoughts long enough and hard enough, who knows what might happen?
So I'm going to get busy.
The underground hit movie, What The Bleep Do We Know? has recently been released in a new director’s-cut edition. Subtitled, Down The Rabbit Hole, it comes in a Quantum Edition (of course). This new and improved version has less of the Marlee Matlin story line of the original, and more stuff from scientists. You can tell by the cover of the new DVD that it is much more scientific than the original, because it has a big cartoon scientist head. I am making a rare exception here and not swapping the reds and blues on the respective graphics, mainly because when I tried it, the smaller basketballs on the original cover looked disturbingly like rabbit turds. They still sort of do, but the effect is not as pronounced. So...the original Bleep is the blue-ish one, and the new edition is golden.
And just in case you’re not aware of it, there is a whole Bleep lifestyle afoot in our culture now, which means, naturally, lots and lots and lots of merchandise. To find out more, go the official What The Bleep website.
I knew you’d want to know.