Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Oddness of Google

As you all probably know, I'm an obsessive Site Meter checker. Thus, I was perplexed as to why I was I was getting so many hits from Google Image like this. Finally, I found out: the first picture that comes up when one searches for images of Ms. LaRue links to this post from September '05. Mystery solved. It's still kinda odd, though, because I only linked to the picture in that post; I didn't actually post it, so why would it be first in the results? I would think sites with the actual pictures would have precedence over sites that just link to the pictures in the Google algorithim. *shrug* What do I know, though; I'm just an English major!

Anyway, if you ever Google yourself, Ms. LaRue, and find your way here, I just want to say that I adore you! I haven't actually seen most of your work (it's way too pricey for an income-less boy like me), but I read or watch all the interviews with you I come across and I have your biography and everything. I just think you're fabulous and I hope I can be half the fabulous, brassy, ballsy, astute person you are when I'm "all growed up."

Oh, and can you hook me up with Zak Spears? He's the daddy of my dreams!

Stellar Singles

Wanted: S4S
Low-mass star seeking main-sequence
type for gravitational interaction.

Likes: Long rotations around the galactic center,
nuclear fusion, and fine dining.

Dislikes: Black holes, pulsars, and flakes.
Open to binaries and globulars. Must love planets.

Pop Quizzes

You are Spider-Man

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

You Are Sunshine

Soothing and calm. You are often held up by others as the ideal. But too much of you, and they'll get burned

You are best known for your warmth

Your dominant state: connecting

(BTW, the weather quiz has an absolutely howling error in the first question. It should be "compliment," not "complement"!)

You Were a Skunk

You carry yourself with sensuality and a flowing energy.

You have a great reputation, and you follow your own (good) advice.

(Via Writing It Slant)

Monday, January 30, 2006


Okay, so let's say you start reading this blog that you really like, so you email the blogger and strike up a correspondence. And let's say you've sort of got a digital, cross-country crush on said blogger, though you know he's not in the least attracted to you because the one thing that he said upon seeing your picture was "You look just like my brother." And let's also say that this blogger is like totally cool and has been there and done everything (and everybody) and, while you don't exactly want to be just like him since you're a totally different kind of person, you still like vicariously living through him. And let's say that, while not exactly seeing him as a father-figure, you do think of him as an aloof, distant mentor who you're desperate to gain the attention and approval of.

Now, let's say that his correspondence-volume has decreased in the last few months, to the point that he only seems to answer every other email. And let's say that, due to the wonders of Site Meter, you know that he doesn't read your blog, either. And let's say that all this makes you anxious that he doesn't really like you and is trying to tactfully hint that he just wants you to go away.

So, saying all of this, should you take the hint and accept your exile from his inbox, or should you email him voicing your feelings and concerns, or should you just ignore it and email him as usual?

We Need A Little... Stimulation Around Here

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Who Am I?

I'm a Mercedes SLK!

You appreciate the finer things in life. You have a split personality - wild or conservative, depending on your mood. Wherever you go, you like to travel first class. Luxury, style, and fun - who could ask for more?

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

What Famous Leader Are You?
personality tests by similarminds.com

Not that happy about the Clinton result. I'm no Republican or anything, but Clinton just always... irritated me. He's just so unctuous and ubsequious. I don't, then, like to think that I'm anything like that. But it's just a stupid Internet personality test, so I won't stress about it.

Too Much Information

Some people sing in the shower. I sing as I pee. I've been doing it for a long time now, but it really only just hit me that I was doing it. Weird, huh?

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Pardon Our Appearance

I decided to tweak my sidebar links (that's one thing I know how to do). However, my amazing coding skills don't stretch enough to let me know why the last two link sections are all small and squished, so you'll just have to wait until me and my guru can get our heads together and get on with the blog refit to get that sorted out.

Continue to feel free to regale me with blog-refurbishing suggestions and pardon the mess!

Let's Play A Game

Monopoly? No. Parcheezi? No (I never actually played it, you know). Charades? No. Cowboy or Gay Porn Star? That's the ticket!

(Via Towleroad)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Still open to suggestions on how to improve the blog. Just drop me a comment!

Speaking of which, I'm kinda considering changing my blogspot address. "vulpes82" just isn't intuitive, you know what I mean? But I don't want to mess up everyone's bookmarks and links and I'm unsure if they would get redirected. Anyone have any insight or advice?


Here's a one-handed reading device. My verdict: "Eeh." I don't like to crack the bindings that much, so I wouldn't use it. Plus, for me, driving and reading are the same: you have to keep both hands on the wheel!

(Via Bookslut)

Dude, You Totally Just Blew My Mind!

What do Presbyterians and Britney Spears have in common? Letters.

(Via Pharyngula)

Ve Are Nut Groompy!

An American professor claims that umlauts make Germans grumpy. Balderdash, I say! I don't claim to be an expert, but I've met a handful of Germans in my life and none of them were "humourless or grumpy." Plus, in my years of German language study, umlauts were always my favorite part of pronunciation! So, I say again, balderdash!

(Via Bookninja)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

A Whine

I try to be clever when I title my posts, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Even a latter-day Oscar Wilde such as myself can't always be clever. I mean, it's hard to be the epitome of wit and sophistication 24/7/365. And, sometimes, a post is just a post. So, if not all of my post titles are awesome, forgive me.

Even *I* Think This Is Taking Nerdiness Too Far!

This man is suing the dictionary! I don't know if that's such a good idea, mister; those lexicographers are a tough bunch. You might just wake up with a blood-covered thesaurus next to you! The dictionary mod don't mess around!

Speaking of nerdiness: well-spotted, Gawker!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Four hundred kilometers from the nearest book?!? No wonder Australians are crazy! I know I'd be driven mad if I were that far away from a bookstore and/or library.

(Via Bookninja)

On The Off Chance I Actually Have Any Heterosexual Male Readers...

Here are some things to know about the ladies.

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It's... A Dog!

Now this dog is a good boy! He gets flung about weightless and doesn't even bark!


An hour or so ago, not only was it thundering and lightening, but it was snowing, too! I've read about snow thunderstorms, but I never actually saw it until now. Assuming it isn't a portent of doom, it's totally awesome!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Wait Till You See My *Oh!*"

You know "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins? Well, despite the fact that it's been out for like a year now, I (always on the cutting edge) only recently really paid attention to the lyrics. Thus, I just noticing one rather... interesting line. Ying (or Yang; does it even matter?) says at one point in the song, which is all about trying to get in some girl's pants, "Imma beat dat pussy up."

Now, ladies, if a guy came up to you and told you, "Imma beat dat pussy up," would you be like "Oh, yeah, baby!" or would you be like "Get the hell away from me you freak!"? Am I wrong in thinking it'd be more the latter than the former? 'Cause if not, you bitches is straight-up nasty!

A Post (Sorry, But I Can't Think Of A Better Title)

Cleaning out the fridge can make for suprisingly interesting reading.

America's 50 Most Loathsome People and Geraldo's only #50? A travesty!



A site dedicated to book cover design.

A fellow out and proud book nerd!

How books are bound!

(Via Bookninja)

Monday, January 23, 2006


I just don't get it. (Scroll down to the bottom two pictures.) I mean, y'all know I'm all about the jockstraps, but that? Confuddling.

A Moment Of Seriousness

The ability of the human mind to exist in a state of cognitive dissonance and denial is truly staggering.

(Via Cosmic Variance comments)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Well, It Looks Like My Dream Of Being A Dancing Comedian Are Shot

Your Career Type: Conventional

You are orderly and good at following a set plan. Your talents lie in working with written records and numbers in a systematic, orderly way.

You would make an excellent:

Bank Teller - Bookkeeper - Court Clerk
Mail Carrier - Post Office Clerk - Secretary
Timekeeper - Title Examiner - Typist

The worst career options for your are artistic careers, like comedian or dancer.

(Via professorial confessions)

Hail, Caesar!

If this is what some gladiators actually wore, then we were gipped by Ridley Scott.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Really, It Was Inevitable

After all the jokes, Bareback Mountain is actually coming to a Friendly Neighborhood Porn Shop/Convenient, Anonymous Online Porn Store near you.

I feel like I should have a clever, pornified rip-off of the fast-becoming-classic "I wish I knew how to quit you!" line, but my normally sewer-like mind is drawing a blank. Anyone have a suggestion?

Battlestar Erectica

Wow, who knew the Cylons' plan involved dubious herbal remedies! Perhaps they're also behind Pheretones. Crafty.

Friday, January 20, 2006

If Only I Drank!

A bar made out of textbooks. Brilliant!

(Via Maud Newton)


God's a micromanager with anger issues.

(Via Maud Newton)

Blogger Bonus

Someday, in my dreams, I'll be a published author. It'll probably be in the sci-fi/fantasy realm, since that's my favorite genre (and I'm just a big-ass geek). I've never had problems coming up with the funny (strange) names requisite in sci-fi/fantasy literature, since my imagination's good like that, but for those who want to write sci-fi/fantasy and don't have the same flair for making words up (we can't all be Tolkein), or just want a way to introduce some variety (i.e. something other than the popular faux-Latinate), I have something for you: the Blogger word verification letter-strings!

Most of the time, the random strings of letters make no sense, but even that can be a bonus if one wishes to create more alien sounding words. Some of the ones I've personally jotted down include "gaerne," "ejatix," "hkeai," "sorgs," "zacrd," "sstrha," "rgisi," "txepo," "mokwup," "aphle," "nfulu," "quuet," "gimmcean," "virot," and "oywyd." Try it and see for yourself.

(See, Vince, word verification isn't evil!)

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Know what I hate? When you write what you think is this really thoughtful or funny or insightful comment or message board message and then go back later to see what incredible conversation you've started only to find that no one cared. That's really a blow to the old ego; there are only so many times you can say to yourself, "Well, it was so great no one can think of anything to add!" It's depressing. (As you should have figured out by now, I need constant validation and ego-stroking.)

A Flash of Brilliance

Know what would be really cool? Customizable candy. Say you're like me and you love Starbursts. Well, I love the orange, strawberry, and cherry, but am really not that keen on the lemon. Wouldn't it be great to be able to buy a bag that didn't have the lemon??? Mars Incorporated, get to it!

A Masterpiece Of The Consumerist Age?

How Do We Show More Ass? How Do We Show More Cock? How Do We Make It Sell?

(Via Towleroad)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Blog Reading Methodologies

When I find a blog that looks interesting, I go back into the archives (sometimes all the way back) and start reading from there. I find it the best way to understand the blog as a whole. It also makes it easier to read the later stuff, because you know what the heck the author is talking about when they reference previous posts or past events chronicled in previous posts.

I'm just curious, though, if this is an unusual practice or not. Do others do this? Or do you just pick up the blog where you "found" it?

Tell Me...

Why can't I find a proofreading job, again?

Is It Just Me And My Dirty, Dirty Mind?

There's this exhibit called "Lost in Books." Just the kind of thing I'd go for, right? Well, yeah, except that the opening kinda makes the tower look like a vagina to me. And, you know me, I'm not really about the vagina.

(Via Books, Inq.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Okay, Bourgeois Nerd's a year old, now. I'm pretty proud of this silly little blog; it's fun for me and seems to give, at least some of you, some sort of pleasure. But, being the good blogger that I am, I'm always up for improvement.

So, dear readers, what suggestions do you have? What would you like to see more of/less of? Are there topics you think I simply must tackle in that special nerdy way of mine? Also, I'm thinking of tweaking the template slightly (depending on the availability/laziness of my expert), so ideas about that are also welcome.

I'm not saying I'll necessarily take any of your advice or put your suggestions into practice, of course. This is an authoritarian regime, after all. Still, I consider myself a benevolent dictator, so feel free to suggest and critique!

I'm One Sad Individual

Why am I a sad individual? Because I soooooo totally would have gone to this yard sale if I lived in LA!

(Via Defamer)

Monday, January 16, 2006

Jersey Pride

New Jersey's new advertising motto is "New Jersey: Come See For Yourself." The response of Conan, Jon Stewart, et alia to this has been jokes about smelling bad and stuff. How original!

As a native New Jerseyite, I don't appreciate the New Jersey bashing. I'm not saying we're the greatest in the world or anything, but we really aren't such a bad state: we've got the best tomatoes and peaches and corn, beautiful beaches, and more diners than you can shake a stick at! And those are just a few of the nice things about the old Garden State.

Plus, a lot of the "New Jersey" stereotypes (such as industrial blight, toxic waste, and mobsters) are really only applicable to North Jersey, and only certain sections of that. Yet the whole state gets brushed with the same pigment of scorn and condescension. Well, I'm sick of it! Go pick on some other state, people!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Science Sunday

The Norwegian government will create a failsafe seed bank of the world's crops.

Getting up is dangerous. Go back to bed!

Ants have to go through the hell of high school, too, apparently.

Well, they're not flying, but they are fluorescing.

Is warp/hyper drive nigh?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Gay Stuff

It's nice to see Logo - the sanitized, non-sexual, straight-friendly gay network - is so wholesome. (Confession: I've been watching Logo a little. I know, I know, I'm just a hypocrite, but some of their stuff is cool.)

Gaydar is real, y'all! Wonder who I see about getting mine upgraded ('cause the system I have now has to be the crappiest gaydar ever).

There's Just No Quitting It, I Guess

Okay, maybe this is my favorite Brokeback mock poster. I don't think the comparison is very apt, though: Bert and Ernie's love has been far from tragic. I mean, gosh, they've been openly living together for like thirty years now!

(Via Towleroad)

Friday, January 13, 2006

Talk About A Couch Potato

The mummified body of a woman who died 2 1/2 years ago has finally been discovered in front of her TV.

(Via Bookninja)

From Fab To Flab

Just the other week, I saw the Kurt Russell sci-fi film Soldier. (Good flick, BTW.) Let me tell you, he was ripped in that movie. I mean, we're talking gay porn star muscles. Now? Not so much...

(Via Perez)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I Wish I Knew How To Quit You[, Brokeback Mountain]!

There have been a couple of Brokeback Mountain movie poster riffs (such as these), but this is my favorite:

(Via Defamer)

That's Just Wrong!

Puns are the lowest form of humor, you know. At least, that's what Oscar Wilde (or some old queen) said, anyway. In this case, I tend to agree. Simply Aw-ful! *Wah Wah WAAAAAAAAH!* (And, speaking of puns, look at the cover to the left. "Cat-astrophe"????? Oy!)

Know what else is wrong? Human skin covers.

(Via Bookslut)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Brace yourselves: Kathy Griffin will never appear in a Spielberg movie. Quelle horreur! And she was just right, too, for Munich 2. Seriously, good for Kathy for not apologizing for a fricking joke!

Brokeback ain't paying back.

Word Of The Year

In a word: "truthiness."

(Via Bookninja)

Slang of the Year: "Jump the couch."

(Via Maud Newton)

Perhaps Cellphone Radio Waves DO Have An Effect On The Brain

Oops! Sadly, I can totally see myself doing something similar. Well, I don't know about a half-hour conversation with customer service, but a few minutes of "Why am I not getting any reception? Totally plausible.

Mountin' Rams

Domesticated sheep can't have anal sex, though their wild cousins can. How unfair! What's life without a little sodomy? Those poor, poor sheep...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Me, Me

I'm against memes, but I'll submit to Blogger Code of Ethics (TM Vince) Item #7-J (Thou Shalt Answer Memes You Are Tagged For) for dr. m(mmm). Plus, this one'll be really easy, since I don't have four things to put in many of the categories!

Four Jobs You've Had
Jobs? What jobs? I'm a spoiled brat who's never had to work a day in his 23 year-old life! Ha!

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
1. Star Wars
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Desk Set
4. Clue

Four Places You've Lived
Only ever lived in one place: Williamstown, NJ.

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Rome *crosses fingers there's another season*
3. Cash In The Attic
4. Are You Being Served?

Four Places You've Been on Vacation
1. Disney World
2. Newport, RI
3. Williamsburg, VA
4. Tampa, FL

Four Blogs You Visit Daily
1. Bill in Exile
2. Gawker
3. Pharyngula
4. The Little Professor

Four of Your Favorite Foods
1. Pizza
2. London Broil
3. Steak
4. Bread

Four Places You'd Rather Be
1. London
2. Seattle
3. Bali
4. Bed

Four Albums You Can't Live Without
Err... I don't listen to albums.

Four Vehicles I've Owned
I've never owned any! I have use of a 1998 Sonoma truck, though.

Four Taggees
The buck stopes here! Plus, I don't know four bloggers that regularly read this, anyway.

In Your Own Words

Acetominephen nelvn abnenoncvne pluvial nerfherder jumanji.

(Via Bookninja)

Get Your Books Now!

After the next Harry Potter, bookstores will all close, the need to read having been made meaningless and obsolete. The reading crisis is at hand! Repent!

(Via Bookninja)

Monday, January 09, 2006

To Out A Fairybird

Okay, I really don't care about Jake Gyllenhaal. As I've said before, he just don't light my loins certainly not to the almost-obsessive levels of some of my fellow gay blogging brethren. As a result, I don't particularly care if he's another Hollywood closet case, nor do I usually much feel like engaging in "Well, he did X/wore Y/whatever Z, so he must be gay!" speculation.

However, this item of him walking his dog, a German shepherd named Atticus and a puggle named Boo Radley (the bolded names will be significant in a second) fairly forces me to arch a wry eyebrow. Why? Because the only dogs named Atticus and Boo I've ever heard of belong to Gentlemen Who Have Bite Marks In Their Pillows (TM Lee). Just something to consider...

(Via Towleroad)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Top 200 Bestsellers Of 2005

Like I said: the Top 200 Bestsellers of 2005.

(Via Books, Inq.)

CEO Hottie

Richard F. Zannino has been named the new CEO of Dow Jones (the owners of The Wall Street Journal). Not particularly interesting to anyone outside the newspaper business, but, you know me, my mind's always in the gutter, and Mr. Zannino is a total babe! I loves me the Italian boys, especially in suits!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Andy Towle Is A Genius

Well, he is.

Words FM

Letter and Word Frequency in the English Language

For the cartographical linguists among us: an atlas of the dialects of the U.S.

(Via Bookninja)

Black And White And Cute All Over!

I don't know how I missed it, but, apparently, Wonkette has been more obsessed with baby pandas than even I've been!

Speaking of cute, whatever you do, do not go to this site! The cuteness is just too much for the human mind to handle!

Friday, January 06, 2006

So "Pastoring To The Police" Is What They're Calling It Now, Eh?

Yet another homophobic preacher is caught trying to get some mano a mano lovin' of the oral variety. When will hypocritical, self-hating closet case, Republican politicans and fundamentialist "clergy" learn that the more virulently and publicly gay-hating they are, the more likely karma is to bite them on the ass by causing them to be caught banging a bloke? If you want to be self-loathing, just keep it to yourself!

But, you know us homosexuals, we just can't stop sucking cock, no matter what the "straight" guys do, so maybe we're (as always) to blame. We're all degenerate sinners plotting to corrupt the world, you know.

(Via Towleroad; Pharyngula comment)

Hollywood News

Jon Stewart to host the Oscars. I love Jon and heartily congratulate him on the prestigious gig. But I wouldn't expect the Oscars to suddenly become riveting, hilarious television. If Chris Rock couldn't do it last year, then Jon won't be able to do it this year.

The awesomest TV show-to-movie idea ever: Reno 911!: Miami. I'll sooo be in line to see that!

(Via Defamer)

Damn Straight!


There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books

Here's Your Sign {pictures included}
brought to you by Quizilla

Thursday, January 05, 2006


Florida's weird, y'all!

Some books coming up in '06.

Godless commie pinkos! Always knew they were close to Satan.

(Via Bookslut)

Emmy Was Just A Beard

In the Year of Brokeback Moutain, what else can the Academy do but allow Oscar to finally come out of the closet and allow his love for Tony to be known by all!

Comrade Hottieov!

Okay, we all know I'm weird, but does finding a chemist in a Russian painting from like eighty years ago really, really weird?

Portrait of Prof. Pyotr Kapitsa and Prof. Nikolai Semyonov
(The guy on the left is the one I'm talking about. Look at that pipe!)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

*shrug* It's An Okay Song I Guess...

Your 2005 Song Is

Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson

"But since you've been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on"

In 2005, you moved on.

My Uncle The Dead President

Being the nerd that I am, I was watching C-SPAN2's BookTV (as I do every weekend) this Sunday. During an interview with a Twain expert, Ulysses S. Grant came up (Twain was Grant's publisher). They flashed a picture of Grant and it suddenly occured to me, "Hey, my Uncle Bill looks just like Grant!" I mentioned it to my mother and she kinda looked at me weird, so maybe I'm just crazy ("just"?), but I really do think they look alike.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of my uncle to post so I can elicit the collective wisdom of the blogosphere on this important matter, but here's one of Grant.

Get Thee To A Bibliodone Clinic!

Hmmm. Despite my raging bibliomania, I've never been particularly slutty about books. Promiscuous, yes, but not slutty (as the author of the piece seems to define it). I'm perfectly capable of saying "No!" to a book, even after I've bought it. I'm the KING of the bookstore returns!!!

(Via Bookninja)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Right-Wing Pundits Say The Darnedest Things!

Oh, those scamps! Those evil, demented, prickish scamps.

(Via Gawker)

Frosty The Snowbloke

Due to the moderating affects of the Gulf Stream, Western Europe enjoys fairly mild winters and, thus, relatively little snowfall. (We Northern North Americans, on the other hand, are much more inured to Mother Nature's white "joy," though you wouldn't know it to hear how hysterical local news gets when there's a chance of flurries.) Snow of any substantive accumulation is unusual for them.

But, though a hassle and a chore to anyone but the happy, don't-have-to-go-to-school-today children, snow really can be damn pretty.

(Via Gawker)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Christmas Drear

My mother and sister took down all the indoor Christmas decorations today. I have to say, it's left the house feeling a lot gloomier. You don't realize how nice it is to have lights and bright colors in the house this time of year, when the days are short and the nights dark, until you take them away. Those pagans knew what they were doing when they started decorating for the winter solstice.

Anyway, the Christmas cheer is gone now. Let the Seasonal Affective Disorder begin!

Who's A Good Boy?

Don't let your pooch just lay there like a rug: put them to work! There's gold in them thar mutts!!!

(Via Philobiblon)

Hey, Baby, What's Your Sign (And What Does It Signify)?

What kind of pick-up lines do you use on English geeks? Early-American religious quotes and allusions, apparently.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

A Tale Of Two Divas

So I watched the NBC/Carson Daly and the ABC/Dick Clark New Year's shows. Neither was particularly inspiring or anything: generic pablum, mostly. Carson Daly wasn't as grating as I'd thought he'd be (but then we had Ryan Seachrest to compare him to, a race even Daly can come ahead in) and Wanda Sykes was amusing. I thought it was an absolute sin that they put Dick Clark out there. The poor man could barely speak!

Anyway, each show had a diva singer for entertainment. But there are classy divas and there are cracked-out divas. Guess which is which...

Mary J. Blige, NBC's chanteuse de nuit, was sensibly and chicly dressed in a white turtleneck and off-white pants suit. She sang powerfully and lustily and live.

On ABC, Mariah Carey's crazy ass was preposterously clad in some typical ho-wear consisting of a gauzy white, low-cut mini-dress, a white bra to contain the ta-tas, and a fur stole she kept dropping. She was obviously lip-synching and not doing it well at all. Looked like she was high as a kite. She must have been, to be dressed like that and not get cold.

In summary, though I know Mariah's on a comeback and all, but she's still crazy as a loon! Ms. Mary, on the other hand, knows how to work it!

Lists And Resolutions

New Year's resolutions from heaven and hell.

(Via Books, Inq.)

This year's wacky stories.

(Via Gawker)

2005's worst movies listed.

(Via Defamer)

For you typographical nerds out there: Typographica's Favorite Fonts of 2005 (Part I).

(Via Bookninja)

2005 Year In Review a la Conan O'Brien.

(Via Proceed At Your Own Risk)

The Fagat Guide provides resolutions for The Gays.

Gay.Fleshbot gives us their ten Dreamboats of the Year.

The Little Professor reviews her year in books.

Hunter looks back at his year in pictures.

Richard has some resolutions.

That was the year that was on Quid nomen illius?

Those scamps at Something Awful give The Five Worst Gaming Articles of 2005.

And, finally, Andy Towle presents a photographic look back at the year just past. Beautiful!

Auld Lange Syne!