C.K.L.'S HOTSHEET *
WHAT NON-AARDVARKS ARE PONDERING THIS WEEK
REGULAR EXPRESSIONS Perl, perl, perl, perl, Perl, perl, perl, ([Pp]erl,\s*)+
2 BLADE RUNNER
The new computer game is most impressive, even if the protagonist (not
Rick Deckard) has a weaselly voice. Guess Harrison Ford was too
3 FLORIDA Bryan Bell is trapped at MCI for a week without his wife. The horror... the horror...
4 SURROUND SOUND It was a VCR misconfiguration problem, and when we fixed it on Sunday, Mike Barron got waaay too excited and his stereo system got waaay too loud.
5 NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES Mike also bought a pair of these on Sunday. Ah, irony.
6 GAVIN WASSERMAN IS COMIN' TO TOWN You better not pout, you better not cry... or else he may not mention you on his Web pages next week.
7 GIFT DISBURSEMENT Repeat after me: "It is more blessed to give than to receive..."
8 CHR*STMAS I'll listen to the music, but don't try to make me play with the Nativity action figures.
9 XXXMAS AT WEBTV Featuring pornaments and (so I'm told) vaguely demonic, battery-powered dolls. Karin Weekly is leading the E-mail task force effort to crush the phone force with holiday cheer... I'd stay out of her way if I were you.
10 DESERTION AT AT&T LABS WEST What is this "vacation" you speak of?
11 HANUKKAH Candles are cool. I'm building a menorah out of old pickle jar lids. (Yes, they were kosher dills.)
12 G.I. JEW "Not available in NATO countries." I love Mad TV.
13 CORKY AND THE JUICE PIGS Did I mention that I love Mad TV?
14 HEARTS If you see a tall Chinese man cursing at his PalmPilot, it's probably me right after I've sucked up the Queen of Spades again. I hate the Queen of Spades.
Why does Matthew McConaughey torture his hair so?
|* with apologies to Jim Mullen|