Odds ‘n’ ends.

My friend Jen has seen the light, and now has a blog of her own, Small Moments of Grace. Jen is thoughtful, faithful, honest, and writes well. She also knits — really knits, not just makes funny motions with yarn and needles, the way I do. Her “Works in Progress” post is a bit intimidating. *waves at Jen*

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It came to my attention that my blog was banned in Pakistan. I was about to feel terrific about this — even though I have a tiny readership, someone must have objected to something I said! I was speaking out for truth and justice! I was making waves! — when I learned that the government of Pakistan has a blanket ban on all Blogspot (Blogger) blogs. (You can stop laughing now.)

Oh, well. A girl can dream.

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We had our fifth night of sub-freezing temperatures last night. If I wanted to deal with this, I’d move somewhere with a lower cost of living. Brrrrrr.

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Until January 30th, Barnes and Nobles, at least the ones in my neck of the woods, are having a “Buy One, Get One Free” sale on boxed television program sets. Which allowed me (using a forty dollar gift card) to get the eighth season of “Red Dwarf” and “Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 2” for $25. Not too shabby. I had been wanting to get the latter of those two for some time because it included “What’s Opera, Doc?,” which is listed on the National Film Registry (as is “One Froggy Evening,” also in the set).

“Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kiiiilllllll the waaaabbbbiiiiiittttt…………”

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Speaking of the National Film Registry, the 2006 additions were released on December 27. They include Blazing Saddles, Rocky, Halloween, and sex, lies and videotape. Fargo made the cut the first year it was eligible. To be selected, a picture must be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Which leaves me wondering why they selected Groundhog Day….

Overall, not as much fun as last year’s class, which included the footage from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Toy Story, and best of all, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now there’s a “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” picture. Even more so than This is Spinal Tap, which made the cut in 2002.

I still can’t figure out how they can leave off the Apollo 11 moon walking footage, though.

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