January 20th, 2005

harry potter

Another pointless game

I didn't sleep well last Saturday, and I knew from past experience that I might have trouble staying awake in church on Sunday morning. That's a problem, because as a member of the choir, I sit right up front, in plain view of the entire congregation. So during the sermon, I took my pencil out of my folder and circled all the proper names mentioned in the prayer requests section of the announcements. Then I wrote down a name or phrase from the Harry Potter books that started with the same letter as each of the circled names. Kind of a dumb way to pass the time, not to mention borderline sacrilegious, true, but it worked, and isn't that what's important?

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I'm sort of embarassed that I couldn't come up with anything better than "Ice mice" for "I". On the way home, I remembered Igor Karkaroff, and a glance at the Harry Potter Lexicon reveals several other things starting with "I" that I should have thought of: Imperio, Impedimenta, Incendio, Invisibility Cloak, and so on. Oh well, next time I'll do better.

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Ten random things: October 20

Ten musical artists who have umlauts in their names:

  1. Motörhead
  2. Einstürzende Neubauten
  3. Väsen
  4. Mötley Crüe
  5. Amon Düül
  6. Björk
  7. Hüsker Dü
  8. Blue Öyster Cult
  9. Värttinä
  10. Queensrÿche

This list is split evently between legitimate umlauts—that is, those that indicate how the name is pronounced—and "rock umlauts," which just look cool. Links are to the All-Music Guide.

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Point Pleasant

Finally got around to watching the first two episodes of Point Pleasant tonight. Some random thoughts follow:

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My final verdict: not bad. It doesn't conflict with anything else on my viewing schedule, so I may as well keep watching it.

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