October 22nd, 2008

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In case you haven't yet seen it, there's a very long, very awesome interview with John Hodgman over at the AV Club this morning.

Let me pass along a bit of folk wisdom that he's curated in his new book.

"IF THE OAK FLOWERS BEFORE THE ASH,
we shall have a splash;
IF THE ASH FLOWERS BEFORE THE OAK,
we shall have a soak;
IF THEY FLOWER SIMULTANEOUSLY,
your children are all going to die!"

Did some screwing around in Fable 2 last night.  Quick impressions:  it feels sluggish, and maybe a little unfinished, but I still ended up staying up way past my bedtime and I had lots of Fable-y dreams right up until my alarm clock went off this morning.


 
 
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It's probably too soon to start doing my 2008 Year in Music review - it's not even November - but I had some free time just now and decided to take inventory of everything I've put on my iPod this year, and, well, I guess I didn't reduce my intake after all. 

109 Albums got put on my iPod this year.
27 of those Albums are actual, 2008 Albums.
(4 of those 27 are actually Comedy albums.)

Of the 109 albums, 27 were not paid for, and 15 were imported from old CDs that I hadn't yet gotten around to.  It should be noted, though, that of the 27 I didn't pay for, none of them were actively sought out; they were either gifts or free stuff that other people sent me unprovoked.

I'm almost positive that I'm done acquiring new music this year, though.  So maybe this will end up coming sooner rather than later.