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Words are cool.
The English language is complex, stupid, illogical, confounding, brilliant, beautiful, and fascinating.
Every now and then a word presents itself that typifies all the maddeningly gorgeousness of language. They're the words that give you pause for thought. "Who came up with that word? That's an interesting string of letters." Their beauty doesn't lie in their definition (although that can play a role). It's also not in their onomatopoeia, though that, too, can play a role. Their beauty is in the way their letters combine - the visual poetry of words - and/or the way they sound when spoken. We talk a lot about music we like to hear and art we like to see, so let's all hail the unsung heroes of communication, poetry and life: Words.
Here are some I like. (Not because of their definition.)

Quasar
Hyperbole
Amenable
Taciturn
Ennui
Prophetic
Tawdry
Hubris
Ethereal
Syzygy
Umbrageous
Twerp
Sluice
Omnipotent
Sanctuary
Malevolent
Maelstrom
Luddite
Subterfuge
Akimbo
Hoosegow
Dodecahedron
Visceral
Soupçon
Truculent
Vitriol
Mercurial
Kerfuffle
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Highlights from the Archives. Some favorite Trillian moments.

Void, Of Course: Eliminating Expectations and Emotions for a Better Way of Life

200i: iPodyssey

Macs Are from Venus, Windows is from Mars Can a relationship survive across platform barriers?
Jerking Off

Get A Job

Office Church Ladies: A Fieldguide

'Cause I'm a Blonde

True? Honestly? I think not.

A Good Day AND Funyuns?

The Easter Boy

Relationship in the Dumpster

Wedding Dress 4 Sale, Never Worn

Got Friends? Are You Sure? Take This Test

What About Class? Take This Test

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away, There Was a Really Bad Movie

May Your Alchemical Process be Complete. Rob Roy Recipe

Good Thing She's Not in a Good Mood Very Often (We Knew it Wouldn't Last)

What Do I Have to Do to Put You in this Car Today?

Of Mice and Me (Killer Cat Strikes in Local Woman's Apartment)

Trillian: The Musical (The Holiday Special)

LA Woman (I Love (Hate) LA)

It is my Cultureth
...and it would suit-eth me kindly to speak-eth in such mannered tongue

Slanglish

It's a Little Bit Me, It's a Little Bit You
Blogging a Legacy for Future Generations


Parents Visiting? Use Trillian's Mantra!

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Mod Hair Ken

Caught Blogging by Mom, Boss or Other

2003 Holiday Sho-Lo/Mullet Awards

Crullers, The Beer Store and Other Saintly Places

Come on Out of that Doghouse! It's a Sunshine Day!

"...I had no idea our CEO is actually Paula Abdul in disguise."

Lap Dance of the Cripple

Of Muppets and American Idols
"I said happier place, not crappier place!"

Finally Off Crutches, Trillian is Emancipated

Payless? Trillian? Shoe Confessions

Reality Wednesday: Extremely Local Pub

Reality Wednesday: Backstage Staging Zone (The Sweater Blog)

The Night Secret Agent Man Shot My Dad

To Dream the Impossible Dream: The Office Karaoke Party

Trillian Flies Economy Class (Prisoner, Cell Block H)

Trillian Visits the Village of the Damned, Takes Drugs, Becomes Delusional and Blogs Her Brains Out

Trillian's Parents are Powerless

Striptease for Spiders: A PETA Charity Event (People for the Ethical Treatment of Arachnids)

What's Up with Trillian and the Richard Branson Worship?

"Screw the French and their politics, give me their cheese!"


















 
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Trillian's Guide to the Galaxy gives 5 stars to these places in the Universe:
So much more than fun with fonts, this is a daily dose of visual poetry set against a backdrop of historical trivia. (C'mon, how can you not love a site that notes Wolfman Jack's birthday?!)

CellStories

Alliance for the Great Lakes


Hot, so cool, so cool we're hot.

Ig Nobel Awards

And you think YOU have the worst bridesmaid dress?

Coolest Jewelry in the Universe here (trust Trillian, she knows)

Red Tango

If your boss is an idiot, click here.

Evil Cat Full of Loathing.

Wildlife Works

Detroit Cobras


The Beachwood Reporter is better than not all, but most sex.



Hey! Why not check out some great art and illustration while you're here? Please? It won't hurt and it's free.

Shag

Kii Arens

Tim Biskup

Jeff Soto

Jotto




Get Fuzzy Now!
If you're not getting fuzzy, you should be. All hail Darby Conley. Yes, he's part of the Syndicate. But he's cool.





Who or what is HWNMNBS: (He Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken) Trillian's ex-fiancé. "Issues? What issues?"







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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Smart Girls
(A Trillian de-composition, to the tune of Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys)

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
Don’t let them do puzzles and read lots of books
Make ‘em be strippers and dancers and such
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
They’ll never find men and they’re always alone
Even though men claim they want brains

Smart girls ain’t easy to love and they’re above playing games
And they’d rather read a book than subvert themselves
Kafka, Beethoven and foreign movies
And each night alone with her cat
And they won’t understand her and she won’t die young
She’ll probably just wither away

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
Don’t let them do puzzles and read lots of books
Make ‘em be strippers and dancers and such
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
They’ll never find men and they’re always alone
Even though men claim they want brains

A smart girl loves creaky old libraries and lively debates
Exploring the world and art and witty reparteé
Men who don’t know her won’t like her and those who do
Sometimes won’t know how to take her
She’s rarely wrong but in desperation will play dumb
Because men hate that she’s always right

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
Don’t let them do puzzles and read lots of books
Make ‘em be strippers and dancers and such
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be smart girls
They’ll never find men and they’re always alone
Even though men claim they want brains





























Life(?) of Trillian
Single/Zero

 
Saturday, December 30, 2006  
Happy 2007.

Because you're all so swell I've decided I'm way overdue in giving you all a well deserved present. But. See. Erm. The thing is. Okay, look, we all know I'm beyond broke and in financial ruins. So I can't afford to give you all the kind of swell gifts you deserve. I just don't have that kind of money or credit.

However.

I do have an extensive and diverse music collection.

And I'm in an ongoing process of converting, loading, organizing and editing that collection. So my online music library just keeps getting bigger and more diverse.

So my gift to you is music.

And no, it's not going to be all Pixies all the time. I've got a really huge and broad collection of music. And no, by broad and huge I don't mean Pixies, Breeders, Detroit Cobras, Pretenders and Prince. I mean huger and broader than you probably thought old Trill had in her. Sure, I love rock and roll, yeah, sure, I do. No secret there. But. I love a lot of other music, too. So if you're thinking, "Gee, Trill, thanks for sharing and everything, but I'm not really into the kind of music you're into," you might want to periodically stop in and see what's in the queue. You'll probably hate some of the songs, love some of them and be indifferent about a lot of them.

So, from my iPod to your ears, years of collecting and amassing a huge range of music is at your disposal.

I've got a 4shared account and will load songs into a shared folder there. Anyone can listen to a song in that folder. If you like it, it's yours for the downloading.

Just click on the link which says "Today on Trillian's Pod..." (under the Pod photo, yes, new and improved graphics for the new year!)
The link will take you to 4shared.
Roll over the box with the MP3 icon in it.
A play arrow will appear in the lower left corner of that graphic box.
Double click the arrow.
The song will begin playing.
Explore the page a bit and you will find some other features you might find interesting, especially if you like the song and want to add it to your library. You will also find a comments area. I'll try to leave a comment or two there about the song, feel free to tell the world how much you hate or love the song and what you think about my taste in music, anything you want, but let's keep it on topic, okay? Focus the comments on the song, artist or at least music. No fighting in the War Room! We've had a lot of comment problems in the past so this feature will be eliminated if there's one abusive word or argument directed at a commenter other than me. I have a zero tolerance policy regarding abuse to my readers. If you can't play nice you can't play at all. Feel free to abuse me, I'm asking for it, begging for it, actually, by posting my musical taste for the whole world to hear. So I deserve any criticism for that. But other innocent readers and listeners do not. Clear? Understood? No fighting in the War Room. Period.

Clicking on the Pod photo (not the "Today on Trillian's Pod" link) will take you to the main Trillian Tunes folder where several songs reside. Go there if you want to browse the current offerings, deeper cuts and past weeks' tunes.

FAQ
Is this legal?
Yes. And no. Listening to a file is not illegal. Downloading it, well, that's a gray area. It's up to you and your personal feelings on morals, ethics and the recording industry.
Will I be fined, arrested or hanged for this?
No.
Will Trillian be fined, arrested or hanged for this?
Maybe.
Is this blatant disrespect for recording artists and copyright laws?
Yes. But. It's also exposing artists and songs to people who might then go forth and purchase more music by the artist. So really, it's just marketing and they should be paying me for the endorsement.

8:26 AM

 
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