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I <3 Lou Reads the Internet or The Great Magnet Adventure

It’s been a while and I do apologize. I’ve been busy with school (kicking ass in my World Philosophers on Death class!! Go me! Ahem!) and thus have not had much time or presence of mind to write anything worth letting the entire internet read. So today’s is a very special edition.

Back Story:

My boyfriend, Tom, is a huge fan of Lou Reads the Internet For You. If you have never heard of it it’s a podcast where a lovely gent named Lou reads… well… the internet and records it. He often finds strange and somewhat unusual sites and forums to read from. Some are fetish forums, others are political forums… you get the idea. If you need more info check it out at  . I think you will be amused. I know I am. In fact I am also a huge fan. Anyways, I am going off on a tangent. That is loosly related to the title of this segment but… again I digress.

So Tom is a huge fan and he had downloaded the then most recent podcast and while looking at the picture that was used as the thumbnail he did a double take and then promptly messaged me.

“Did you ever do a vampire costume in a red dress?” He asked.

“Yes. Why?”

“I think Lou Reads used a picture of you for his latest pod cast.”

So I checked and low and behold… there I was… staring me right in the face. The picture that had been used was a picture of me in my Carmila costume. You remember that one. I posted about it a while back. So I decided to post a comment on the site.

Now some of you might think that I was all “Oh hell no! How dare you use a picture on me for a segment about a forum with people who actually think they’re vampires.” But… Really… I wasn’t. I was kind of flattered really and figured that Lou wasn’t implying that I thought I was a vampire of some such silliness like that. Later I received and email from him thanking me for being cool and offering both me and Tom magnets. With the caveat that we send him pictures of the magnets in their new home environment.

A few days later I received an envelope… handed to me by my very confused mother. And who could blame her… look at it…

I love this envelope. It makes me giggle every time I see it. I adored Lou before this and the fact he took the time to draw a picture on the envelope endured him even more to me… and I’ve never even met the guy.

As I said I’ve been busy. So I didn’t get the pictures of the magnets like I promised and I feel bad. So to make up for it the rest of the segment will be the pictures I’ve taken in my quest for the perfect spot for my Lou Reads the Internet For You magnet.

One would think that the refrigerator is the perfect place for a magnet but I am a rebel. I went with the hood above the stove for my first shot. The idea of cooking with Lou there to watch over my food like some weird internet guardian angel amused me.

My Magnet hanging out over the stove

But I thought… I could totally do better than this. So I moved on to some place else. A place one never sees or expects a magnet. The Bathroom!

Needless to say my family found this creepy and I worried for the magnets safety as I’m not sure how water resistant it is. So… onto the next unlikely place… the water heater!

I liked it but I decided to try it on another spot…

It was okay… but I still thought I hadn’t exahusted all my options. Though I did love the “WARNING” and the “FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING” stuff. So onto the next option… living things. For this I tried my nephew and my cats. On the off chance that one of them was metal. With disturbing results.

My nephew turned out to be a cyborg… and I’m sad to say that his grades have gone down since I introduced a magnet to his head. I’ve been told it’s not permanent.

Mama Kitty turns out to be a robot cat. Which explains all the pancakes ( If you dont’ get this joke please watch the video located here: )

Dante as it turns out is not made of metal. But he really seemed to like the magnet. Once he relinquished it after his nap it was onto other options.

I placed the magnet by my bottle of Scotch but I felt kind of like I was being judged every time I went for a drink with Lou peeking out around the bottle so I decided to go with the one place that seemed like a natural spot.

I kind of like it on my white board the best. I should ask Lou if there are some good sites that can tell me where I can become a vampire and see if he has suggestions for the second part of the plan. The profit part is easy.

That’s it for my fangirly geekery with a magnet. I hope you enjoyed it. I know I did. My family just sort of stared at me and wondered why i was wandering a round with a magnet and taking pictures of it.

Diclaimer: No cats, robot cats, cyborgs, nephews, water heaters, bottles of booze, bath tubs, stoves or anything else was harmed in this adventure. If they had been I certainly wouldn’t have put photo documentation up on the internet >.>


Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Random Stuff


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Things I Don’t Get #1

This is my skeptical face.

Things I Don’t Get #1:

You ever see someone (usually a teenager) wearing a t-shirt for a band or a show or some random movie that you like and compliment them on it? Then try to ask them their opinion only to find out that they have never listened to, watched or otherwise in any way actually know what it is they are wearing on their chest?

Dose it irk you? It certainly dose me.

I get that theirs a fashion trend and maybe I was a strange child/teen but when the “wear logos on your shirt because it’s in” craze hit I sort of wanted to know what the logo on my shirt was for if I was going to wear it. No adays it seems that blind consumerism is at an all time high. I mean, when I say “Gaba gaba Hey!” To someone wearing a Ramons t-shirt I expect them to at least know why I’m doing so. Do they not feel stupid when they don’t? (psst, the answer is apparently “no” instead they just think you’re weird and old and creepy. Which is very sad.)

I personally find the fact that teens (and adults, let’s face it we do stupid things too) buy things that they don’t even have an emotional response to. It’s one thing to wear a Gwar t-shirt because you like Gwar. Hell, I can even accept “I really liked the picture” if that’s what caught your eye but to have someone say, “Well band shirts are in right now” is just… wow. Just… it hurts my brain.

I would blame Hot Topic but it’s not really their fault. I mean, they’re just the dealers. The dealers of shame and tragedy and nonsense (look at me being hypocritical while I bitch about Hot Topic on the computer while wearing skully socks I bought there)

But seriously I don’t really get why teens fall for the “because it’s in” thing. I remember trying to do so when  I was about 13 but I failed because I just wasn’t comfortable in the damn clothing. I mean, I look pretty bad in pastel’s no matter what Teen Beat says.

Of course, our teen’s role models are… um… well… Twilight movies… and Justin Beaber… and Lady Gaga (though I like her because she’s weird and unashamed of it I still don’t think teens should wear meat dresses. It’s just dangerous to do.) You know who my role modles were? Uh… Edger Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft… and Pin Head from Hellraiser and… you know what? I’m not a great example since all my role modles were either dead guys or creepy Brits with lavish make up on their faces. Still, I think that today’s role models for kids are kind of lame. I mean, Justin Beaber? Ew.

Well, til someone finally holds a “This is what your T-shirt is from” class I guess I’ll just have to deal with people blindly wearing things they have no clue about in the name of fashion. Well, either until then or until I take over the world and abolish such fashion trends into the Nether Pit of No Return, that is.


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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Random Stuff


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