29 July 2011


Curly is patenting his method of giving sentience to pasta products. Aubrey recently broke off her relationship with the ghost of Oscar Wilde.

28 July 2011


Today: Pink Floyd

My personal favorite band of all time, many people fail to realize the sheer variety of genres that Pink Floyd encompass. No matter your musical tastes, you'll probably enjoy some era of the Floyd.

But I'll let the music speak for itself. Here is a brief sampling of their amazing discography:
Arnold Layne
Echoes (My Personal Favorite Song)
Brain Damage/Eclipse
Wish You Were Here
Comfortably Numb (from my favorite album, The Wall)
High Hopes (an absolutely surreal music video)


--- Aubrey

27 July 2011


Curly has maximized his Attack stat.  Aubrey has the power to communicate with marine life.

26 July 2011


Today: Ctrl-Alt-Del.

A webcomic written and drawn by Tim Buckley.  It's the first webcomic I started reading, and still the first one I check whenever I go online.


Unlike a lot of webcomics, CAD manages to strike that balance between "funny" and "long-running storyline".  Very few media can make you laugh at the beginning of a pregnancy storyline.


24 July 2011


Curly is currently struggling with a dihydrogen monoxide addiction (doctors tell him the withdrawal would be deadly). Aubrey just took second place in an underachiever's competition.


The Something Cool for this post: Thomas Paine. Oh, you haven't heard of Thomas Paine? Well, let me tell you about Thomas Paine.

He was born in England (1737), where he had to quit school at age 13 to be an apprentice to his father. He later started a business that collapsed, leaving him in financial ruin. After that, both his wife and her unborn child died in childbirth. Instead of giving up on life, he decided to move to the American colonies and spark a revolution, because he's MOTHERF@*#ING THOMAS PAINE. After almost dying on the voyage, he wrote Common Sense, a pamphlet that became the bestselling book in the colonies and is often credited with inciting the colonies to revolt against Great Britain. He also wrote the Crisis papers, which motivated the revolutionary army in times of peril. After this success in America, he decided to go get involved in the French revolution, because he's MOTHERF@*#ING THOMAS PAINE, where he wrote another pamphlet (The Rights of Man). As the revolution became bloodier, however, he began to protest the multiple beheadings, including that of King Louis XVI. He was subsequently thrown in French jail for treason. Assuming he was going to be executed, he wrote The Age of Reason, a critique of organized religion. He ended up being released, though he met more financial ruin in England (He didn't get any money from the sale of Common Sense) and, when he tried to move back to America, he was alienated because he had supported the French revolution. He died alone, and no Christian church would take his body for burial. His bones were later dug up and lost.

So that's Thomas Paine, one of the most inspirational founding fathers with one of the saddest personal histories ever.

More information on Thomas Paine (including all of his pamphlets): http://www.ushistory.org/paine.

--- Aubrey

22 July 2011


This posts's Something Cool: They Might Be Giants.  This band constitutes slightly less than one-fourth of the songs on my iPod by themselves.  And of course, remaining consistently popular for 28 years is pretty awesome by itself.

Here are a few songs:

And you can buy their new album, Join Us, on iTunes or Amazon.



And the first No Black Plume is published!

Curly doesn't need no stinkin' badges.  Aubrey is a graduate of Total Good-time Real Online University Online Accredited.