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by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Hippo Sweat Sunscreen
Replies: 1
Views: 673

I breathe farts and drink recycled urine. I don't think wearing a bit of hippo sweat is going to bother me too much.
by cammoblammo
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 103 - Out of His League
Replies: 37
Views: 8076

I heard on the Skepticality podcast that in the state of New Mexico, Pluto has been legislated to remain a planet. Apparently Pluto was discovered by a New Mexican (New Mexicanian, New Mexacanite?, New Mexicaner?) I thought it was the state of Illinois, and it was discovered by an Illinoisa... Illi...
by cammoblammo
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Drabblecast Bye Week
Replies: 31
Views: 7990

Thanks for letting us know! As they've found on another podcast which shall remain nameless, listeners can cope with a week or two off if they know about it.

Have a good break.
by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

Goal for the week: to use 'flugelhorn' and 'halibut' in conversation w/ someone. Hopefully wi/ the same sentence. I know I can do it if I find the right crowd. The flugel player in our band is a very keen fisherman. Doing it with class, there's the trick. (There's an idea for a Drabblecast forum ga...
by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Help w/ finding a podcast about basketball...
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

It was Podcastle Episode 25, Anywhere there's a game.

Good story.
by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

One thing I should have said before I got sidetracked with the identity of the instrument in the photo was that this was actually a really good story. It was pretty easy to get wrapped up with the great production and the overall absurdity of the piece. Apart from that, it's a solid piece of fiction...
by cammoblammo
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

http://www.imageposter.com/storage/t150/27007Cornet-Bb-large.jpg Not that I'd ever imply that Wikipedia could get something wrong, but that sure looks more like a Flugelhorn than a Cornet to me. (another brass guy... well at least I was in High School...) EDIT: Hmmm maybe not, it's hard to tell the...
by cammoblammo
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Gigantoid Spider
Replies: 47
Views: 6203

deflective wrote:possibly the most disturbing thing to come out of australia yet
Hey! That's our church's ladies group! I thought last week's potluck seemed a little thrown together.
by cammoblammo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

Just where did that picture come from? http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/collections/jazz.htm Holy haleakala! That's Louis Armstrong's cornet! I do stand corrected, although I will mutter something about Americans trying to make brass instruments look and sound like other instruments. If you want an instr...
by cammoblammo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

How many takes did you need for the story? And what about the outro? I had to practice the line for about 45 minutes to say it fast, not easy. But now I can do it in my sleep. Motor-mouth memory maybe. Two points of order, both regarding cornets. First, the word 'cornet' is pronounced with the acce...
by cammoblammo
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 106 - Boiled Black Broth and Cornets
Replies: 29
Views: 7668

Wow, great story. This one was much easier to follow than the last Frank Key offering. It was suitably bizarre, but it was fairly obvious what was going on. I'm pretty impressed with that line, too Norm. How many takes did you need for the story? And what about the outro? Two points of order, both r...
by cammoblammo
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Obama: Cloning is "profoundly wrong."
Replies: 22
Views: 3745

I was okay with the restrictions, which permitted research on anything, but just limited federal funding. That seemed to me to respect the consciences of taxpayers who otherwise would see themselves as subsidizing the taking of human life. This is the thing I can't understand. Aren't the embryos in...
by cammoblammo
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Obama: Cloning is "profoundly wrong."
Replies: 22
Views: 3745

This is a really hard one. I hate slippery slope arguments, because they make ethical acts unethical by association. In this case though, I can see problems. Once the gate's open, you can't get the horse back. I don't have a problem with the technology. It's the consequences that bother me. Do I wan...
by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 105 – Doubleheader 2 (Pie theme)
Replies: 25
Views: 5625

All this arguing over pies, and not one meat pie on the menu. Fruit pies make a great dessert (preferably with cream) but nothing says 'eat me' like a good steak pie dripping with sauce.

And that curry pie I had for lunch last week---now there's quarry worthy of a hunt.
by cammoblammo
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 19
Views: 3475

Or, if you can't get anyone to hold the sign, you can always take the Chaser's approach.
by cammoblammo
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 104 - The Food Processor
Replies: 38
Views: 8206

delfedd wrote:They specifically said that the food processor didn't run off of electricity. It runs directly off the food that's put into the processor.
Ah.
by cammoblammo
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 104 - The Food Processor
Replies: 38
Views: 8206

That last post with reading the subject line makes sense. That last post without reading the subject line made me laugh out loud, following tweedy's post. I thought he was asking the big question hanging over the story. Those boys needed a jolly long extension cord to keep that food processor going...
by cammoblammo
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: How'd you find Drabblecast?
Replies: 49
Views: 10091

I have followed boingboing for some time. Cory Doctorow mentioned Asimov's and Analog a few times, and I found them in my local newsagents. There was an article in one of those about sci-fi podcasts. I'd listened to a few novels from podiobooks, but I was looking for short fiction. EP seemed to fit ...
by cammoblammo
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 104 - The Food Processor
Replies: 38
Views: 8206

I didn't vote in the poll---it's missing the options 'bizarre,' 'strange' or 'downright weird.' Consider this a write-in. I really did like this one. It was a great exercise for understanding how we interpret the things we read and hear. Everything in the story seemed like a metaphor, but it didn't ...
by cammoblammo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8365

Talking about canals and my Opa, he used to drive (?) barges on the canals. During WWII he smuggled resistance fighters around Holland. We're all glad he didn't get caught. I keep getting Benny Hill-like images of your Opa driving his boat through the canals, a few Germans chasing him on bikes all ...