New Tunes

  • The Goo Goo Dolls: Let Love In
  • Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome – The Seeger Sessions
  • Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers, Vol. 1
  • The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea
  • Feist: Let It Die
  • Josh Rouse: Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2
  • Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: All the Roadrunning

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Kevin and I played Rock, Paper, Scissors just now, to determine who’d dispose of the tin of cigarette butts out on our roof.

This, of course, led to some discussion of the greatness of Rock, Paper, Scissors, as a method of decision-making, which, in turn, led to some Googling.

The Wikipedia page for RPS has some amusing tidbits:

  • A list of “gambits,” possible play sequences, with names. My favorite is “The Denouement.”
  • Description of “the bomb,” which looks the same as rock, and is asserted as invincible by its thrower.
  • Other versions of the game, including “Cockroach, Foot, Nuclear Explosion” (Cockroach beats Nuclear Explosion, Foot beats Cockroach, Nuclear Explosion beats Foot) and “Mouse-Cheese-Cat” (Mouse eats Cheese, Cheese Distracts Cat, Cat eats Mouse).

(In a similar spirit: I also happened upon the official rules for calling shotgun.)

Josh’s Adventures in Victimland

My car was stolen from the work parking lot between lunch and quitting time Thursday. It was recovered Friday morning, found on the 1500 block of S. 7th Street. I picked it up from the city tow lot this morning.

Here’s what was stolen:

  • One 24-bottle case of Yuengling Traditional Lager
  • One 12-can case of Yuengling Original Black and Tan
  • Yale t-shirt
  • Canon SLR camera
  • Two CD cases, including 60-70 discs
  • About ten dollars in change

Here are some items of interest that were not stolen:

  • A half-full bottle of wine.
  • Two pairs of glasses
  • Fairfield University t-shirt
  • Operating Systems textbook
  • Copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Cell phone charger
  • My favorite pair of jeans
  • My favorite sweatshirt
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • iPod (because it’s at Best Buy right now for service – ha!)
  • iPod car adapter
  • Pittsburgh Pirates media guide
  • Leftover chimichanga from lunch on Thursday


It’s recently come to my attention that several of my friends have blogs, and I now feel I must compete.