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"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
by J.K. Rowling

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Friday, 30 January, 2004

I have an old "Far Side" cartoon on the fridge that pretty much sums up where we are with weather here:

Well, it's cold again.

At least the days are starting to get longer, but winter is really getting its money's worth this year.

The latest in "I can't believe they're putting that on TV" reality shows is due out February 16th. It's called "The Littlest Groom" and it is - I'M NOT KIDDING - a dwarf dating show:

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Critics may roll their eyes at Fox television's upcoming dwarf-dating contest "The Littlest Groom," but the head of the advocacy group Little People of America says the show could end up giving his members a boost.

While some audiences may snicker at the spectacle of a dozen dwarf women competing with average-sized females for the affections of a 4-foot-5-inch bachelor, LPA president Matt Roloff said the Fox show may benefit people of short stature by depicting them as regular folks "just being themselves."

"Littlest Groom" Executive Producer Bill Paolantonio defended the program as a "celebration of diversity."

[I can only imagine some of the network planning sessions for this.]

Read a great synopsis of "The Return of the King":

Meanwhile, back in Rivendell:

Arwen - "I cry too beautifully to not be in this part of the film."

Elrond - "Why are you back here?"

Arwen - "I see dead people."

Elrond - "Wrong movie. And that was your future son. Guess I'll have to reforge that damn sword and take it to Aragorn."

Arwen - "I'll just languish here tragically, then."

Elrond - "Whatever."

Go on, read the whole thing. Yeah, it's a bit of a spoiler for the, oh, THREE people who don't know that Frodo and the Side of Good conquer Evil at the end of the film, but what the heck. They're probably not reading my blog anyway.

[Gollum - "I got the Precious! Neener, neener, oops!" (falls into lava)]

Quote du jour:

"I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it."

-- J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) English novelist, scholar
Acknowledging critics who said his writing was difficult to understand

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