Lost-vivor: “The Little Prince”

Posted on February 6, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Lost-vivor

 
Welcome to Lost-vivor — all the mystery and adventure of Lost with an added dash of Survivor-style competition! Please note that the section ahead contains spoilers for this week’s episode of Lost. Proceed at your own risk.

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Lost-vivor: “Jughead”

Posted on February 2, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

Lost-vivor

 
Welcome to Lost-vivor — all the mystery and adventure of Lost with an added dash of Survivor-style competition! Please note that the section ahead contains spoilers for this week’s episode of Lost. Proceed at your own risk.

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Lost-vivor: “The Lie”

Posted on February 1, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

Lost-vivor

 
Welcome to Lost-vivor — all the mystery and adventure of LOST with an added dash of Survivor-style competition! Please note that the section ahead contains spoilers for this week’s episode of LOST. Proceed at your own risk.

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Lost-vivor: “Because You Left”

Posted on January 31, 2009 @ 12:55 am

Lost-vivor

Welcome to Lost-vivor — all the mystery and adventure of LOST with an added dash of Survivor-style competition! Please note that the section ahead contains spoilers for this week’s episode of LOST. Proceed at your own risk.

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Lost-vivor: “Because You Left” & “The Lie”

Posted on January 22, 2009 @ 8:48 am

Lost-vivor

Due to the always-untimely intervention of real life, Lost-vivor will be delayed for a couple of days. In the meantime, feel free to discuss the Season 5 premiere below.

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An Exercise in Ass-Covering (Or, This Job Is Killing Me)

Posted on December 19, 2008 @ 11:07 am

maskSo, I was sitting in my office yesterday, submitting my final grades for the semester, when noxious fumes began to emit from the ceiling vent above my desk. Thirty seconds later, I was feeling dizzy and spilled out into the hallway for some fresh air.

To my surprise, I bumped into a woman standing right outside my office door and wearing an expensive suit that practically screamed “Legal Professional.”

“Dr. Apropos?” she inquired.
 
“Yes.”
 
“We just wanted to inform you that we’re performing some routine maintenance on the furnace today and let you know that you might detect a faint odor in your office as a result.”
 
“Yeah, I noticed. Are the fumes dangerous?”
 
“We don’t have any reason to think so, sir.”
 
“So, is this some kind of liability thing? Is the university officially informing me of the fumes to avoid any potential lawsuits in case I keel over due to exposure?”
 
“No, sir. We just wanted to let you know and see if you had any questions.”
 
“But the fumes aren’t dangerous?”
 
“We don’t have any reason to think so.”
 
“You said that before — and it’s not exactly reassuring.”
 
“I’m sorry, Dr. Apropos, but we need to speak to a few more professors in the building. Have a nice day.”

So, yeah…I imagine I have a few more hours to live (at most). It’s been grand!

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Updating my status via the ancient Japanese art of haiku

Posted on December 15, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

haiku1

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Blickity-Blog, Lost-vivor | 14 Comments

Posters Transform Sci-Fi Faves into Noir Thrillers

Posted on November 8, 2008 @ 9:55 am


 
More at Timothy Lim’s deviantART page.

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Breaking radio silence to bring you this important message

Posted on November 4, 2008 @ 9:58 am

Election prediction: Obama wins with 311 electoral votes.

Who am I voting for? This guy:

A New Hope

 
That being said, while I support Candidate Skywalker’s energy policy of ending our country’s crippling dependence on foreign power converters from Tosche Station, his association with known smugglers like Han Solo raises significant questions about his character.

Posted by Jess | Filed Under In the News | 6 Comments

Six new photos from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot revealed, including shots of the entire crew, their retro-spiffy uniforms, the Enterprise’s bridge, and Eric Bana’s Romulan baddie. (4)

In my dreams, I’m Bret Michaels’ would-be girlfriend

Posted on October 14, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

I’ve been fighting off the flu for almost a week now, and I find that I’m spending most of my free time in a NyQuil and Benadryl-induced stupor as a result. As I’ve mentioned before, NyQuil does strange things to me. Specifically, the stuff gives me bizarre, disturbingly realistic dreams. Last night was no exception.

When I finally stopped coughing long enough to dose off last night, I dreamed that I was a contestant on VH1’s Rock of Love. Yeah, for reals. Mind you, I wasn’t myself competing on Rock of Love. Instead, I was this chick:

 
Yep, I spent all night in a drug-induced coma dreaming that I was the airheaded Brandi C. from the first season of Rock of Love, competing for the heart of washed-up Poison front man Bret Michaels. Needless to say, I think it’s time for a new Nighttime Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, Stuffy Head, Fever, So I Can Rest Medicine. And therapy.

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Life in a Nutshell, Pop Culture | 7 Comments

Antichrist Superstar: Conversations with the Elderly

Posted on September 29, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

I was having lunch yesterday afternoon with my evangelical step-grandmother-in-law (you know, my wife’s grandfather’s second wife) when the discussion turned to politics.

Her: So, Jess…you study politics for a living. What do you think of our current candidates?
 
Me: Well, I’m a pretty liberal guy, so I’m inclined to vote for Barack Obama.
 
Her: Aren’t you worried that he might be the Antichrist?
 
Me: Pardon?
 
Her: The Antichrist. Aren’t you concerned that by voting for Obama, you might be voting for the Antichrist?
 
Me: Not really. I figure if he’s the Antichrist, he’s going to win no matter who I support. So, why not? Right?
 
Her: But, I mean, wouldn’t that worry you if –
 
Me: Besides, if Barack Obama really is the Antichrist, why would evangelical Christians want to stand in the way of his rise to power? After all, it’s just a necessary step in bringing about Armageddon and, thus, Christ’s eventual reign on Earth. I mean, aren’t the End Times a good thing if you’re right with God?
 
Her: Are you telling me that you’d stand up to be counted with the enemies of everything the –
 
Me: I’m just saying that until Obama admits that he’s the Antichrist, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. Could you pass the rolls, please?

 
I grow more popular with the in-laws by the day.

Posted by Jess | Filed Under In the News, Life in a Nutshell | 13 Comments

My Little Pony + Star Wars = Awesome!

Posted on September 27, 2008 @ 12:29 am

Pony Wars

 
For more geek-friendly custom ponies (including Batman, Catwoman, Cthulhu, and others), check out Mari Kasurinen’s deviantART gallery.

via Topless Robot

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Survivor host Jeff Probst is blogging the new Gabon season, offering a behind-the-scenes peek at each week’s episode. Cool! (0)

Crazy-Ass “Top Model” Quote of the Week (Sept. 24)

Posted on September 25, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

I love how she almost looks like a sea mammal

 
In all fairness to Mr. Jay, he did say “almost.”

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Pop Culture | 1 Comment

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