So Chris (Varjak of "Varjak's Center for Insanity and Death" fame) and his girlfriend Kristen came down to say with Ashley and I this weekend. It was a fun time, and we recorded some stuff for the podcast, which you'll all be able to hear tomorrow (and next week, too, since once we got going we saw no reason to stop), but it was something of a nerd fest. For all my holier-than-thou talk about how much Batman Begins sucked or what losers people who read The Lord of the Rings are, I'm really not so different.
Unfortunately, while Chris and I were having a great time volleying Simpsons quotes back and forth and comparing the relative merits of various Tommy Lee Jones performances, our girlfriends were forced to sit nearby and listen while we volleyed Simpsons quotes back and forth and compared the relative merits of various Tommy Lee Jones performances.
Instead of writing about it, I turned to my lesser known talents as a visual artist. Below is a scan of a tableau I rendered this evening after Chris and Kristen left, a representation — distillation, if you will — of how the four of us spent our time together: