Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Monday, March 26, 2012

Zota Eht

Yep, it's that time again. The A to Z returns.

Once again, I will be participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. What this means is during April I'll be writing a themed post for each of the 26 letters in the (English) alphabet.1

Last year I may have gone a little overboard with the creativity, incorporating everything from anagrams to science to math to love letters to Star Wars to thumbtacks to vampires vs. velociraptors. So, this time around I thought I'd reel things back a bit. And by a bit, I mean all the way. This year, my posts will exhibit no creativity whatsoever.2

You see, my lessons with The Professor (now nearly 9 months old!) take up a great deal of my time these days. Thus, rather than try to come up with 26 original ideas to entertain you, I will instead share things other people have already come up with, in the hopes I can entertain you by proxy.

Each day, I shall highlight items I feel far more people need to know about. One film, one television show, one board or card game, one musical artist, one book.

I won't necessarily be sharing my favorites for each letter; I want to focus on the lesser-known entities that deserve more attention: independent and foreign films, shows cancelled before their time, bands on the edge of mainstream, that sort of thing. Of course, as I am a product of my upbringing, the vast majority of my recommendations will be from the past twenty years, but I make no apologies for this.3

It all begins this Sunday. I'll see you then.4


1 With the possible exception of G. It knows what it did.
2 Okay, that's a lie. It's just something I do. I lie. In fact, though my posts will only contain the bare minimum of creativity allowed by maritime law, I promise you there will be a metric tonne of lies. Also: cake.
3 Sorry about my lack of apologies.
4 Not literally. I may be all-knowing, but I'm not all-seeing. (Note to the gullible: I am not all-knowing, either. Also, you owe me money.)

8 comments:

  1. Nate, I think that's an excellent theme! Looking forward to your suggestions.

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    1. I'm not sure how excellent it is for the entire alphabet -- when I get to X I may have nothing to offer up except -Files and -Men -- but it should be fun.

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  2. How much do I owe you?? I forgot.

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    1. Let's see, I loaned you $20 to buy that thing you wanted, and since you had a ton of interest in it, that adds a ton of interest. I don't have the numbers in front of me right now, but factoring in inflation it could be hundreds of dollars already. Tell you what... just buy me an exotic pet, like a llama or an emu, and I'll call it even.

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  3. God, i can't believe he's 9 months old already! Where does the time go?

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    1. I can't speak for your time, but I defenestrate mine. Yep, right out the window.

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  4. Those are the type of posts I like - the ones that broaden my horizons. Ummm I'm a little short of money right now. But I have 5 lovely beans you may have...

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    1. Okay, I guess I could take the beans as interim payment until you get some funds together... but only if you also throw in 15-20 grains of rice.

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