Just forget the words and sing along

Friday, April 22, 2005

Last day of the practicum. Gonna be a busy day, too. Even though I'm leaving, they still want me to do all my regular announcing. You'll be able to hear me in Cold Lake all the way through Tuesday night. Ahh, the miracale of modern technology....

Anyway, I got about 75% packed last night. Parents are coming today to take the first truckload home. I'm starting to regret having packed up all my dishes and food. My original plan was I'd do that, and just eat out tonight and for breakfast tomorrow.

Great plan...if it weren't for the fact I've eaten at McDonald's every night this week. "Hey, I'm 10% packed! Let's celebrate with a Big Mac." In the end, it's not good for my health or my bank account.

Maybe I shouldn't eat anything at all. go on a 3-day fast, to flush the toxins out of my system. I had a co-worker in Japan who did that. Once a year, she went on a 3-day fast to flush the toxins out of her system. I'll never forget as she explained this to me....

Me>> So, you fast for 3-days to flush the toxins out of your system?
Her>> That's right.
Me>> Interesting. So, do you do this for religious reasons?
Her>> No.
Me>> Did you read it in a book?
Her>> No. It's just what I think happens to my body.
Me>> You "think"? So...you just kind of made this up and started doing it?
Her>> NO! Well...I mean...uh...wugh!

"Wugh." Her exasperated sigh. As she always did after "wugh," she rolled her eyes and walked away, meaning I'd gotten irratating.

I'd once read a quote, saying that you've known a diet trend has gone mainstream when the fast food companies hop on board. I'd like to make an addendum to that statement.

You know a comic book trend has gone mainstream when Archie Comics hops on board.

The comic in question is Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch. Not a bad little comic...recognizable brand name. Created in the late-1960s, Sabrina had her own title cancelled in the mid-80s. It became the basis of a hit sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, and Archie promptly re-launched the title, giving it a make-over to be more like the show. A movie version is currently in development, in which Sarah Michelle Gellar will play Sabrina, and Melissa Joan Hart will be reduced to a cameo.

Anyway, I was looking through the comics at 7-11 last night and discovered that Sabrina has been re-launched yet again...

...as a manga.

Now it's drawn completely in anime-style as Sabrina deals with her standard Archie-style teen angst AND has mystical adventures in "the other realm." Gotta say...it doesn't quite mesh, Archie Comics done in that style.

And, according to the offical Archie Comics website, Josie and the Pussycats is about to be re-launched as a manga, too.

I think there's a lesson to be learned in here about trying to be something you're not. You know, Archie Comics has that lesson in about every third issue.

Wow. Wikipedia has a whole section about porn stars. Here's today's trivial trivia:

Porn star Asia Carrera is the only porn star who's a member of Mensa. She says her IQ has been tested at 155, and she boasts that she's personally authored every line of code at her official website.

Not that I spend a lot of time looking up porn stars on Wikipedia, or checking out their official websites.

Uh, I mean, that is....

"I was only in there finding out how to get away from there."

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