Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What Type Of Swashbuckler Are You?

What type are you???


Poor Men

One of my Evil Kitties, ChickyBabe, had this great post on why men seem to hurt more than women.

It started a great debate in the comments (aided by yours truly), and I think you should go read what she has to say and jump into the debate head first.

Go now!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Fool Me Once...

I know we've all heard the saying, but here's my question.

How many times do you get to repeat stupid behavior before you are officially an idiot?

How many times do you take back the cheating ex? How many times do you forgive the evil mother in law? How many times do you loan money to your best friend, even though she never pays it back?

Where is your line?

Tracy "Don't look at me, I'm just asking" Lynn

Batwoman hero returns... a lesbian.

Comic book heroine Batwoman is to make a comeback as a "lipstick lesbian" who moonlights as a crime fighter, a DC Comics spokesman has confirmed.

The new-look Batwoman is just one of a wave of ethnically and sexually diverse characters entering the DC Comics universe.

For the full 4-1-1 read BBC -

Hyperion's Girl Tuesday - Domie.

Noah's Ark

For those of you who missed Church this last weekend, here's a way to make up for it:

I never had any problems doing it. I do believe that means God loves me more than she loves you.


Monday, May 29, 2006

I got a question. Is Barry Manilow coming to the funeral?

Paul Gleason, the man who memorably played Principle Vernon in 'The Breakfast Club'
passed away this weekend.

So I guess Carl the janitor will take over supervising Bender's still-continuing detentions.

Remember The Fallen

Sunday, May 28, 2006

A side-project I'm working on which is so wickedly fricken cool I'm already taking T-Shirt orders...

The thing with that guy in that place that time: Realm

It breaks down a bit like a game, but its really more of a character testing ground for writers. All you need is an idea, and to create two linked blogs around that idea (the character, and their primary hangout). Then we work out the links, and you start writing. Blogs can get as fancy as you'd like to make them, but the bare bones is all that is needed to start.

So far, other than myself and my primitive efforts, I have two committed yesses currently working on concepts, and a definite maybe working out scheduling.

And even if it ain't your bag, baby, I'm hoping it'll be interesting enough for non-participants to drop by intermittently and read a little, post rude comments and suchlike.

Questions and comments can be left here, or sent to me via e-mail through the Profile link.

Ajax's QotD: Sleepin' wit da fishes...

Question: If you could be any water-living (fresh or salt) creature, what would you be?

Yeah, yeah. I know you're all thinking I'll say sperm whale, and follow up with a witty double entendre. But actually I'd have to go with an oyster: no commute, you're close to your friends, and every few months of hard work an athletic, out-of-breath diver tickles pearls out of me. ;-)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Pentagon hires Harry Potter

Seriously...I would have thought we'd have been working on this far before now. Voldemort be dammed.

-Schro 'I have no avatar and you can't make me' dinger

Become a Jedi - Officially

Better than a college degree

Ajax's QotD: Because (cynically speaking) nothing goes with romance like comedy...

Question: What is your favorite Romantic-Comedy movie?

My favorite has been L.A. Story since the first time I saw it. The notion of a clever man seeking happiness while surrounded by phoniness is a classic (and I just finished reading Catcher In The Rye, so the premise goes back a while). As well, it showcased Steve Martin's comedic talents outside the wacky-crazy guy vein, and had interesting bits by Woody Harrelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the city of Los Angeles (personified by a highway conditions sign).

Oh that Bunny!

Here are a couple of great Bunnys to get your morning started.

Bunny goes ice skating.

Bunny plays a black nine on a red ten.

(in theory this is Hyperion, although I recall being taller)


Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I do NOT refuse to sign my posts (as you can see in the last two posts, although yes you had to remind me, HYPERION). I just typically forget. I also hold the opinion that signing the posts is redundant considering the blog stamps the poster's name right under their post. People who complain to Hyperion about the not signing a a vowel and cop on!!!



OK, I can admit it. I don't remember seeing X-Men 2. I kind of remember seeing the first one, because Hugh Jackson was SO hot, but I don't really remember anything about number two.

Do you think it's possible that...I hate to even say this you think that I could have...not seen it?

Tracy Lynn

Nike iPOD

Our story starts the other day when new friend to the Institute Kapgar had this story about Ipods and their rivals: Kapgar gets Medieval on ScanDisc's ass. (I disagree with the venerable Kapgar's opinion, and if you care to see what I had to say scroll through the comments.)

Now word comes that Nike is combining with ipod. (the story is below, if you're interested.)

Basically, Nike is putting a sensor chip in their new running shoes that will attach to an iPod, and give information on running time, distance, calories and so forth.

Now, straight up I want to admit I know very little about iPods. I don't own one, and the whole thing seems very silly to me. Obviously others disagree.

But no matter what your feelings are on iPods, is this technology really needed? I mean, I'm no Luddite, but just because we can do something doesn't mean we have to. Do people really need their shoes to tell them exactly what they are doing when running? Can't they just exercise? Haven't people done this for thousands of years, and somehow managed it?

Okay, maybe long-distance runners will find this useful, but be honest: won't this become the latest fashion accessory for those who just have to be at the edge of hip?

Those of you who have iPods out there, will you get these shoes?

by Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service, Taipei Bureau

Nike Inc. is putting the world's most popular music player to work in a system designed for its latest athletic shoes that tells runners the distance and time they've covered in their daily jog.

The company teamed up with Apple Computer Inc. to offer the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, a wireless system that includes a sensor chip used in Nike+ shoes to relay information to a receiver that attaches to an iPod nano music player.

In a demonstration video on its Web site, Nike showed a runner hooking up the system to his iPod nano, which then proceeded to keep him updated on his running time, distance, calories burned and other information. It also displays the information on the iPod's screen. The Nike video can be viewed at:

The new system can only be used with Nike shoes made for the Nike+, and the first such shoe on offer is the Nike+ Air Zoom Moire, which can be pre-ordered on the company's Web site. Nike has also specially designed other apparel, including jackets and shorts, and an iPod armband, with water-proof pockets for iPod nanos.

In addition, a new Nike Sport Music section has also been added to the iTunes Music Store, and Nike has set up a new Web site to personalize the system for users:

The Nike+iPod sport kit is expected to be available by late July in the U.S. at a retail price of around US$29 each, through Apple and Nike stories and Web sites, in addition to select retail stores throughout the U.S.

Apple users interested in the shoes will need a Nike+ shoe, an iPod nano and Mac with USB 2.0 and Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later, as well as iTunes 6.0.5 for the system. PC users will require USB 2.0, Windows 2000, XP Home or Professional and iTunes 6.0.5.

10 Things I Hate About Commandments

borrowed from Claire:

10 Things I Hate About Commandments

It's a mash movie, using footage from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and other various things. (warning: Samuel L. Jackson swears)

(this is what Lady Jane Scarlett calls me, and I love it)

Chunky Monkey

I had this drink in Stratford Canada and it is to die for. I do not know the measurements, but who really measures liquor? Eye ball it and make it to taste and enjoy!!!

Banana liquor
Godiva liquor
Ice cream

Blend and serve drizzled w/ chocolate syrup


Get touched by the Monkey

Touch my monkey, love it! Ohhhh, it's so nice to be back! :) LJS

In honour of our return...

(yes they do have a quizz for virtually everything.)


Time to POST

Everyone better be busy writing brilliant things to post!


Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Monkey Barn is taking a short break, to reconfigure its mission statement in an attempt to make it even better. No firm date of return, but check back for updates, and thanks for being a loyal reader.