Ladies and gentlemen, I sit here at the outset of my 49th birthday listening to my favorites on the iHeart Radio app of my AppleTV. For whatever reason, the good people at iHeart Media can remember what songs I’ve keyed as “Thumbs Up” or “You can just go fly a kite if you think I ever want to hear that aural abortion again”, but they just can’t figure out how to include the full…"OMW 2 Fitty"
Editor’s Note: For those of you who haven’t taken in any of this spring’s theatrical releases (or previous years’ theatrical or video/DVD releases for that matter), or haven’t read the first 2 1/3 books of the Hunger Games trilogy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe series, or the Gross Jokes series of books published sometime in the 80’s, please be forewarned. The following self-serving soliloquy as offered up by its author is resplendent with spoilers…"Regarding Star Trek: Part Deux"
Insert a video of Louis Farrakhan rambling about some number right *here*. Insert a video of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory talking about the number 73 right *here*. As much as I would like to have posted the videos I mentioned, I just couldn’t. An initial search for the Farrakhan bit caused my attention deficit and short attention span to relapse. I purged my RAM immediately and started looking for video…"What A Way To Go"
If you’re reading this, it’s because my regular website at Tharpster.org is all jacked up (that’s a technical term). It all started the other night when I was watching a certain movie featuring the lovely and talented Scarlett Johansson in skin tight attire and loaded for bear (or bare). While positing a blog from the theater making a comparison between Zaphod Beeblebrox and our current President, all hell broke loose as I tried to add…"Regarding TharpSter42"
So I’ve touched on it before, however I don’t think I’ve ever gone into further detail on why the number 42 is my favorite. That’s “favorite”, not “lucky”. When it comes down to it, the number is part of a running joke throughout the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books. In the storyline, the premise is set forth that millions and millions of years ago, a civilization on some distant planet created a…"Regarding 42"