Ah, Europe

Brian, 12:34 p.m. “Why Charley?”

David, 1:29 p.m. “It’s in honor of the Charlotte Inn, where we got engaged (and from where we returned to find out he’d been born). I wouldn’t let Amy name a male dog Charlotte, so Charley it is.”

Brian, 2:01 p.m. “Charley was also the name of the dog in ‘The Final Countdown,’ not the song, but the movie where the aircraft carrier goes back in time to Pearl Harbor. Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen and Charles Durning.”

David’s brain, 2:49 p.m. “DUH-duh-DEH-dah, duh-duh-DUH-dah-duh-dah-DEH….”

The I-wish-I-were-you-right-then dept.

Chez Daniel by Rosecrans Baldwin in The Morning News. “It’s like going to a bachelor party where one of the guys drinking with you is a member of Sonic Youth, and he mentions, over your third or fourth beer, that he’s read your Web site, and actually liked it. Well, okay. Yes: He’s a dude, like any dude at the bachelor party, and he even skips out on the karaoke part. But he’s in Sonic Youth.

Calvin’s dad

Via a Metafilter discussion came this fantastic list of Dad’s responses to Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes comics. I also found a second quote list via Google. I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

C: How do they know the load limit on bridges, Dad?

D: They drive bigger and bigger trucks over the bridge until it breaks. Then they weigh the last truck and rebuild the bridge.

Friday surfing

Random bits:

Wired redesigns using XML and standard code. Nice.

Metaphors make for poor debate. Good points all the way through. I will start to eliminate them from my arguments. Right after my next Digital Web column is published. (via Kindall)

Hart Island in The Morning News. “Most people never think about it, but New York is an archipelago; outside of the Bronx, the city’s 8 million people live on a collection of 50 islands.”

And of course, one more plug for my moving sale.