Ocelopotamus

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Capes and Crumpets with Roz Kaveney

May 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Books, Chicago, Culture, Doctor Who, Journal, LGBT, Lit, Science Fiction, TV

Speaking of people on my blogroll: Pop culture critic, blogger, and transgendered activist extroardinaire Roz Kaveney of Silence Exile and Crumpets was just in town, promoting her new book Superheroes!: Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films — which I’m hoping to crack the covers of eventually. Roz is brilliant at analyzing the various mechanics […]

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With Six You Get Blogroll

April 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Books, Chicago, Culture, Internet, Journal, Meta, Music, Neo-Futurists, New Wave, Politics, Vegetarian & Vegan

So yesterdoodle, as part of my ongoing efforts to get the Ocelopotamus back to full health and vitality, I finally got around to overhauling the blogroll (that’s that tall snaky thing over to the right that looks like a list of nonsensical words and phrases!) with some links that I’ve been accumulonimbusing for a stoat’s […]

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Happy Oceloversary!

April 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Meta

Don’t worry, you don’t have to get me anything. But Ocelopotamus celebrated its one-month anniversary last week, and since I’m still figuring out the recipe for this place — what kinds of things I’m posting in what proportions, and what the readers most likely to visit a place called Ocelopotamus are actually interested in — […]

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Remembering Kurt Vonnegut: “A Rather Daft and Kind Old Man”

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Books, Culture, History, Lit, News, Peace, Uncategorized

Gregory Rodriguez has a piece in the LA Times today in which he remembers working as an editorial assistant for Kurt Vonnegut’s publisher, and getting to know Vonnegut as he worked on revising Hocus Pocus for publication. Their first meeting, as Rodriguez recounts it, has Vonnegut displaying a vulnerability that is at once charming and […]

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Segway

April 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Comedy, Culture, TV

New to the blogroll — check out The Will Arnett Research Project, which really does justice to the phrase “will power.” Because nobody on television wears a shorter bathrobe! (Well, except maybe David Duchovny on that one episode of The Larry Sanders Show, but that was so totally back in the Clinton Era before the […]

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The Beatles Are Irish, and Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Blogroll, Comedy, LGBT, Music, Performance, Politics, Video

I owe Joe. My. God. for turning me on to musical comedian (comedical musician?) Roy Zimmerman, whom I hadn’t heard of before — but he’s smart as paint and reminds me a little of Barry Crimmins. Anyway, here, for a warm-up, is “What if the Beatles Were Irish?”   And here’s the one Mr. My. […]

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And If You Let Me Stay … We’ll Dance Our Lives Away!

April 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Blogroll, Blogs, Comedy, Culture, Music, TV, Video

Aaron posted the truly fabulous video of Debbie Harry performing “Call Me” on the Muppet Show … because nothing says “male escort work” like brightly colored hand puppets! But I have to say, my all-time favorite Muppet Show musical number is still Leo Sayer dancing with a giant green bird.   Bonus: Leo many, many […]

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Simone de Beauvoir’s Got Your Number, Slim

April 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Blogroll, Blogs, Culture, Feminism, Internet, Media, Politics

Jessica Valenti of Feministing had a nice piece in The Guardian on Friday, mulling over the state of online misogyny in the wake of the Kathy Sierra incident. And of course she touches on Ann Althouse’s nasty attack on her for the unspeakable crime of having a figure. If it’s any consolation, one side effect […]

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Comedy and the Art of Dancing Backwards

April 7th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Comedy, Culture, Doctor Who, Film, Journal, Kids in the Hall, Meta, Neo-Futurists, Science Fiction, The Partly Dave Show, TV

My old friend AKMA (from the Billy-Bragg email list back in the 90s) has a short but insightful post up about the etiquette of responding to a straight line when it’s offered. It reminds me of why I used to enjoy talking to him online so much. Go read it. The last time I exchanged […]

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Music: Split Enz & Sparks

March 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Blogroll, Blogs, Culture, Music, New Wave, Performance

Ooh, I think it’s high time for another musical interlude, before Ocelopotamus goes into New Wave withdrawal. We don’t want the Ocelopotamus getting antsy, hissing and splashing around in some kind of hypo-wave-onic panic and scaring the crocodiles. In fact, let’s start off with a welcoming doff of the cap to all of Ocelopotamus’s new […]

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News: The Pleasure of the Preznit

March 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment · Blogroll, Blogs, Books, Business, Chicago, Culture, Film, Food, Health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Music, News, Politics, Science

• Preznit Bush is stonewalling and hurling threats of a constitutional showdown over subpoenas. Ocelopotamus say: Call. His. Bluff. If he refuses to obey the rule of law, commence the impeachication. Meanwhile, over at Crooks and Liars, we read this: President Bush kept making the point over and over that allowing his staff members (i.e. […]

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