Valet Confidential

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@Midnight #RuinAChildrensBook

Children's LibraryComedy Central’s @Midnight show has a feature called Hashtag Wars, where they come up with a hashtag, usually some bastardization of something well known (books, movies, candies, etc). They then ask the viewers to keep things rolling by tweeting their own examples. A couple of weeks ago the hashtag was “#RuinAChildrensBook” – and I just couldn’t help myself:

@midnight Where the Wilding Things Are #RuinAChildrensBook
@midnight The Hooker in Times Square #RuinAChildrensBook
@midnight The Phantom Tollbooth Gloryhole #RuinAChildrensBook
@midnight Harold and the Purple-headed Dildo #ruinachildrensbook
@midnight Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret Thatcher #ruinachildrensbook
@midnight Charlie and the Great Glass Butt Plug #ruinachildrensbook

I’m really quite proud of a couple of those.

Feel free to play along in the comments.

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I Wanna…

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… All Night

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Killer Twitter App for Android

Where is it?  That’s what I want to know.  Lots of decent apps out there, and some do several things well and others do other things well, but nothing I’ve found does them all, at least not all that I want them to do.

Here’s what I want my Android Twitter app to be able to do:

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This Week in Copyright Infringement

Harwich’s Fred Boak – ELIZABETH VAN WYE PHOTO

A couple of months ago I got a phone call at home that went something like this:
me: hello?
person: Is this Fred Boak?
me: yes it is
person: I’m calling from the Cape Cod Chronicle, and I’d like to interview you for a story about you
me: uh … um … why?
person: well, aren’t you a member of [looking at notes] the Chandler Travis Philharmonic?
me: oh sure, yeah, I sing with them
person: well, this is a feature about people you might see around town and that’s why we’d like to talk to you.
me: oh I see – sure, I guess I’m game!

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I still think this is a good idea …

So, there’s this band I like, NRBQ, and several years ago they released an album called “Dummy“. Apparently, they ended up with a whole bunch of extra promo/”cut out” copies of the album, because whenever you buy something from their website, you get a free cut out copy of “Dummy” added to your shipment.


Now, over the last few years, I’ve made several purchases from their website, and I’ve would up with a whole bunch of extra copies of “Dummy”. I’ve given away some, and figured most of my friends already had a copy (though I just found a friend who doesn’t, so he’ll be getting one soon enough). I was thinking of what to do with the remaining extra copies, and hit upon what I think is a pretty cool idea … take a copy with me whenever I need to rent a car, and leave it in the car when I return it.

Well … I tried it yesterday … returned my rental car and left a promo copy of “Dummy” in there. Unfortunately, when I got home, there was a message on my answering machine from the car rental place, saying that they had found the CD and it was in their lost & found.

*sigh*

I still think it’s a good idea … maybe I have to hide the CD somewhere in the car or something.

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Surfin’ Word

So … here’s a little idea, I’m hoping it catches on …

For the blogger version of my blog (valetconfidential.net, as opposed to the MySpace or Facebook copies of the same blog), I have the commenting setup so that you have to enter a “word verification” in order to comment. I’ve noticed that here at blogger, the words are usually nonsense combos of letters. Either that, or my Word Power is a whole lot worse than I thought it was, anyway.

So … my idea is that whenever we comment on a blog and enter one of these confirmation words, also add the word to the text of your comment. If you want to try and come up for a definition of the word, too, that would be a great extra bonus.

Just an idea …

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Who are You (who who? who who?)

According to Lady Trout, it’s National Delurking Day!

I had forgotten/didn’t know; I better hurry and break out the Delurking deocrations, play traditional Delurking games, and listen to all of my favorite Delurking music.

I know I have a few regular readers – via Google Analytics I know there are a fairly good number of regular hits to blogspot version of the blog – plus at this time there are 4 subscribers to the blogspot version of my blog, and 6 to the MySpace copy of it.

So, if you are one of my anonymous readers, please feel free to comment here and say “hi” – or not, if you prefer to remain anonymous. If you don’t feel like commenting but want me know who you are, you can send me email!

Anyway, thanks for reading this, folks.

And remember, just 365 shopping days until next Delurking Day …