I’m sick today, so insead of cleaning or doing FoL stuff, I’m surfing the web (meaning today I have a good excuse as opposed to mere laziness). I read some David Sedaris essays over at Esquire.com (think I’ll go read Jesus Shaves again). I found this disturbing video over at Mister Pants. Warning: this is a large file (4 meg). Warning: the sound/picture quality is not all it might be. Warning: you’ll never look at Spock or Bilbo Baggins the same way again.

The rest of the day was pretty much just a wash, playing the damned Hangaroo game.

Not much, you?

Not much going on, so no posts. Saw a community theater version of Prelude to a Kiss. That was pretty cool. The film version was filmed outside my parents’ house. Played with my cats. Wasted time on the internet. I really should clean my house instead. Oh, well.

Still working. :-)

Jason sent me a link to Hangaroo. This is a good way to kill a few hours. While you’re playing, you might want to snack on some of the foods at Ray’s List of Weird and Disgusting Foods. I totally agree with what he said about natto. And even cheese is on the list! I told you so! (Jeff gave me that link.)


I totally thought that “Buffy” and “Ayanna” had to be a Googlewack (OK, only if the game allowed names, darn it). But I found like 150 pages with that combo! Well, at least the right Ayanna has the first site on the list.

(Until I did this entry I had no idea there was an official site!)

Last Hurrah in Milwaukee

Just back from GenCon. Had a wondeful time. Very tired now.

Good stuff:
1. Seeing many, many friends.
2. Winning the first round of a Settlers of Catan Tournement
Which was supposed to be a Starfarers tourney — oops! And Seth took second! Ok, it was just 4 people but still….
3. While you might think that Ewoks and Droids don’t mix, they actually do.
4. Major Domo.
5. Mini Donuts — yum!
Good thing I forgot about them until the last day!

Not so good:
1. Box springs and loud elevator doors.
Not a sleep inducing combination. I sleep on a futon normally and the Hilton beds were disconcerting. The elevator door outside our room more so. Good thing they shut down that particular elevator at night. Then they turned it on at 6 am or so. Grr. Argh.
2. Did I forget to eat again?
I think I must have had 6 meals in the last 4 days. There’s just no time!
3. Wait! Where are you going?
4. In this room no that room no maybe some other building entirely….
While better than some years, the room/time schedules were pretty messed up. I hear the con will be getting some good software to handle the schedule next year. Finally.
5. Where did the time go?
I feel I didn’t get to see anyone nearly as much as I would have liked. Or play as many games. And yet I did something nearly every slot!

Next year in Indy, guys! See you there!

Thanks, Anne, for making Fantasy Aspriations go so well this year! And to Nancy and Chuck who were excellent roommates. And to Steve because kept me awake on the long ride back. And everyone else too.

Page O’Links/Internet Resources

I have updated the Page O’ Links to include the links I have added to my favorites since November. Broken links are still mostly broken.

Welcome to debgpi.net. See what

Welcome to debgpi.net. See what an exciting life I have? I will fix the many many broken links later.


The debgpi.net DNS is taking forever to resolve. I think I’ll make some useless entries while I wait. It’s like I want to add entries when I can’t get to the site but when everything’s working I don’t put up a thing. Today, the semiotic nature of television shows filmed in primary and secondary colors.

debgpi(11:18:01 AM): What’s the point of CCing a televsion show aimed at 2 yr olds?

[Well, I'm sure there are plenty of good reasons but it strikes me as strange.]

debgpi (11:18:46 AM): this show is seriously f’ed up
Seth (9205538) (11:18:56 AM): hehe
debgpi (11:19:21 AM): I can see why the right wingers hate it. Not only does tinky winky carry a bag but sometimes he wears a tutu
Seth (9205538) (11:19:41 AM): they are sexless athropomorphic blobs
debgpi (11:19:44 AM): and keeps losing it in a strange sort of kiddy show strip tease
Seth (9205538) (11:19:48 AM): ‘he’ doesnt really apply
Seth (9205538) (11:19:58 AM): disturbing
Seth (9205538) (11:20:03 AM): why are you watching telly tubbies?
debgpi (11:20:16 AM): it was on when I turned on the tv
Seth (9205538) (11:20:28 AM): likely story
debgpi (11:20:29 AM): I haven’t changed the channel b/c I fear this is the best I’ll find
debgpi (11:20:40 AM): and I”m in dana’s house so no TiVO

[I look away at the laptop screen for sec and Tinky Winky has lost his skirt. Noo-Noo looks very guilty. I look away again, the skirt is back and TW is saying "Naughty Noo-Noo!"].

debgpi (11:20:50 AM): did the vacuum cleaner just vomit up the skirt?
debgpi (11:21:01 AM): what a very special way to wear the skirt, the announcer says without irony
Seth (9205538) (11:21:19 AM): irony is where you find it
debgpi (11:21:54 AM): TW was wearing the skirt in a very special way to do his very special round and round dance — announcer. I’m telling you, this is a pop culture gold mine
debgpi (11:22:34 AM): He’s wearing the skirt on his head, btw.
Seth (9205538) (11:22:38 AM): hehe
Seth (9205538) (11:23:29 AM): i think its a mirror of the watchers preconceptions and assumptions
Seth (9205538) (11:23:42 AM): you get out of it what you bring into it, like the evil cave in Empire Strikes back.
debgpi (11:23:45 AM): I think it’s the sequel to The Prisoner

I probably shouldn’t bother Seth at work. Update: Seth had more LOLs in here and I had more misspellings but I took them out for flow. And because there are enough misspellings already in this blog.

I wish I had come up with that Prisoner analogy myself, but I stole it from someone at GenCon. Which is where I will be for most of this week, running games for Fantasy Aspirations. See you there!

Maybe Arthur will be on now. I love having Mondays off even if I work Saturdays. No, it’s Mr. Rogers. Too bad. If I were in my house, I could watch one of the 20,000 eps of STNG that my TIVO has recorded. OOO Twilight Zone. See how productive I am?

Yet another useless test post.

Yet another useless test post.

Well, if you ever see

Well, if you ever see this, this means that finally debgpi is working! Welcome. Do not go to debg.net unless you really like porn pop-ups….

I let the debg.net domain name lapse by one day and see what it got me :-( . Well, this is debgpi.net! The new blog which looks exactly like the old one. I should probably warn the 3 people who link to me, huh? And maybe change the background color while I’m at it.

I’d say look for fun exciting entries in the near future, but next week is GenCon so don’t count on it. Maybe the week after? But that all aside, I can’t leave you with nothing. Hmm. Today’s random site: Trouper Clerks! Dante meets the DeathStar. And you thought the first one was low-budget.

Hey Kids (and Everyone Else) — Comics!

Helped run the Friends of Lulu booth at Wizard World this weekend. Thanks Greg and Anne for filling out our bizzare trio of not-quite-booth-babes. Saw many cool comics people and read many cool comics. Here are some:

Paradise Valley Comics — Sparky the Dog and Those Kids! These comics are lots of fun. How could they not be when their creator has 3 corgies?

Amy Unbounded — Arrgh! The last issue ends on such a cliff hanger. Amy gets sent to bed before her parents finish their story! So not fair. [Link dead at posting time but I expect it will come back up.]

Shades of Blue — Cause real heroines wear stripy tights.

Little White Mouse — Anne reads about one comic; this is it.

Eternal Romance — This sort of takes the phrase “I give you my heart” to an entirely wrong place.

A Distant Soil — This is a really beautiful comic. Look for Doran’s new work from Vertigo later this year.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund — The ACLU of comics. And they have cool posters and t-shirts.

Did I mention FoL raised nearly $1000? Yay us!

People not at the con you should read anyway:

Stinz and Desert Peach — What’s wrong with being a centaur in something like WWI Europe or a gay German commander (the brother of the famous Rommel no less) in WW2? Don’t answer that…

Bitchy Bitch and Bitchy Butch — demonstrating some of the most….. expressive breasts I’ve ever seen. Not to mention some … unique? bad days.

Not Available Comics — Stick figures make great comics.