RNF XXV

17 August, 2009
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Random Neuron Firings

I did not know there has been a tiger shelter operating in my town for the last 10 years. Odd.

Good Monday to you – I hope your weekend was delightful! Before I get to my day, which largely consists of being chained to this box, updating tour accounts, some RNFs:

So yeah, Mad Men. What a great opening episode last night. Full of symbolic dialogue and images (as usual), with a couple of surprises thrown in.

One of my favorite characters in the show is Sal, the closeted gay art director: completely Manhattan-Italian-hip, smooth, debonair, and hopelessly unhappy and repressed (read: married). He represents to me the whole of the cast — a bunch of upwardly-mobile, complicated, successful people, trying desperately to be someone else at all costs. It’s a fascinating look at human nature. I luv it.

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The Thriller officially starts his graduate education today. From 9 until 2, he’s at the seminary for orientation for the Licensed Clinical Counselor program. I am excited for him! Here he is, just before leaving this morning. I had to take a picture, you know, like your mom did when you left for your first day of school.

All he’s missing is the backpack and the lunch.

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Off to my day at the box. Stuck doing update work. Boring, but at least I’m air-conditioned. (Nasty hot/humid today.)

FO

Photo credit: AMC
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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
17 August, 2009 10:23 am

If The Thriller needs a lunchbox I have one he could borrow.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Why thank you, Tom. I’m seriously thinking about getting him a Twilight Zone or Rawhide lunchbox (shows that were in prime time when he was a kid) to carry around. Wouldn’t that just be precious??

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Tom Hanks Reply:

You should! Just make sure you don’t accidentally get him this:

http://tinyurl.com/r77cc2

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Rat Fink Reply:

HAaaaaAAAa

Don’t worry — I’ll try to resist the temptation!

BoomR
BoomR
17 August, 2009 3:19 pm

Speaking of lunchboxes, when y’all come to the Big D, I’ll take you to eat here: http://eatsguide.com/bulicafe/index.html They serve some great samiches & they serve them in an old-school metal lunchbox I’m glad that you didn’t go into any detail on MM season opener. I recorded it & haven’t watched it yet. But I hear it’s a doozey!! ReplyRat Fink Reply:August 17th, 2009 at 10:06 pmHilarious! Let’s definitely go there. The Thriller will love it! And speaking of love…you are going to die for MM. Let me know when you watch it! ReplyBoomR Reply:August 17th, 2009 at 11:22 pmHEY…How come… Read more »

Krissy
Krissy
17 August, 2009 4:10 pm

I have a Power Rangers lunchbox somewhere at home. That might work.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Well thanks Krissy…however I think the Thriller predates Power Rangers by *just* a few decades!

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Krissy Reply:

lol

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
17 August, 2009 7:57 pm

I used to have a ‘Pigs In Space’ lunchbox. Ah, yes; those were the days….

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Rat Fink Reply:

Aw Kermeeeeee

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Suzanne
Suzanne
18 August, 2009 7:49 am

Yay Thriller—How was the first day of school? Didja get a new box of crayons and is your teacher nice? :)

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Rat Fink Reply:

Funny you should mention this, Suz. For his birthday, Kay and Bob got him a box of crayons, glue, pencils, markers, etc — everything he’ll need to start school. HA

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