Grist for the Mill
Monday, May 03, 2010
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
  Compare and Contrast

Via Neatorama and Cynical-C, respectively.
Friday, May 08, 2009
One of the largest disadvantages of parenthood is that hampers your ability to express regrets about any choice you made prior to the conception of your youngest child.

Me: You know, there are times when I wish I'd gone to a school like Madison. The place has a really great vibe.

Friend: But then, you wouldn't have your son and daughters!

Me: You do realize that I don't actually have the ability to change history, right?
Thursday, April 09, 2009
  Hello, Bob and Tom Listeners!
I know from experience that my hits will spike Friday, thanks to my (at present, upcoming) appearance on The Bob and Tom Show. I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and to thank you for taking the time to not only click through to my Web site but to also go so far as to click on the Blog link. You didn't have to do that. You could have just looked at the home page, verified that yes, the picture matches, and moved on with your life. But no, you clicked through to the blog, and for that I thank you.

Perhaps you also went to the Media page? That would be great if you did. There's some funny stuff there. There's other stuff by me out on the Internet, as a quick Google search will show you. You could even look at the merchandise page and buy something like a CD or a T-shirt. Or both. No pressure. Just letting you know it's there. Maybe you went to the schedule page and noticed that perhaps I'm scheduled to appear at a Club Near You. I hope to see you there. Maybe you noticed that I'm not scheduled to appear at a Club Near You. Well, if you enjoy my appearance on the show, then maybe you should drop an email to that club and mention my name. Couldn't hurt.

But what's important is that you got this far. Again, thanks. I hope I didn't suck.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
My pal Chris did a movie:

Last week, I finally got a chance to view the screener he gave me, and it's a fascinating meditation on the week that was.

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Monday, December 01, 2008
  The Internet Works!
Russ Rogers has filmed himself doing The Cantaloupe Song:

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Thursday, November 27, 2008
  Demand the Cantaloupe Song
Here's a friend from way back making a humourous plea for YouTube stardom. You should go to YouTube and give him a good rating.

You should also demand that he do a video of the Cantaloupe Song.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
  Castle Peanut

My 4 1/2 year-old has taken a great leap forward in her block stacking. I'm reminded of a Mayan stadium. Wait...a Quidditch Field. That's better -- no human sacrifice.

I've also included a more schematic shot of the full plan. If anyone happens to decipher an subliminal message from aliens or angels or Bigfoot, feel free to let me know.

Friday, September 26, 2008
  Star Trek Winnipeg
Once upon a time, a Star Trek club in Winnipeg had a TV Show. Fun fact: the girl interviewed about her entry in Walter Koenig's book is the emcee this week.

Last I checked, Part 3 was unavailable, but here's the embed.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
  "New Look" Matt
It's actually "Old Look" Matt, but I had to wait a few years for my age and abilities to match up to it. Plus, I used to wear a tie. That's right. A tie.

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Random thoughts and humorous observations from standup comedian Matt Fugate