Not To Be Trusted With Knives

{January 16, 2008}   Meet Marla

As you know, I experience great difficulty in coming up with good names for things. But when I got this smoking hot new iPod for my birthday1,2, I came up with a name rather quickly. In honour of my third annual 29th birthday, I watched Fight Club, one of my most favourite movies ever, and it became clear that my iPod could have only one name. Allow me to introduce you to Marla:


Since I now have about sixty trillion terabytes of space on my fancy new iPod, I added a whole bunch o’podcasts:


But I still have fifty-nine trillion, nine hundred and ninety-nine billion, nine hundred and nintey-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine terabytes (give or take), so if you have a favourite podcast that you think I should check out, let me know.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go print up a label with my name and phone number on it to stick onto Marla, in case she goes missing, so that whoever finds her can return her to me. And I will be printing said label on my fancy schmancy printer. Which I need to review here in blogland soon. I don’t want to spoil this upcoming printer review, but suffice it to say, I’m disappointed that the printer doesn’t attach to my vibrator.

1Along with one of those adapter thingys3 that you plug into your iPod and then you can play your iPod over the car radio, which is wicked awesome for when I’m driving to hockey games.
2Thanks again, Giver of Birthday Gifts.
3Not one of these iPod adaptor thingys.

Darren says:

“Maria, say it loud and there’s music playing.
Say it soft and it’s almost like praying,”

Podcasts I like:

CBC Search Engine
CBC Spark
BBC Documentary Archive
Slate’s Daily Podcast

Rebecca says:

You’ve already got the two I was going to suggest – Savage Love and Mr. Deity. I also get the Strongbad Emails and Ask a Ninja when I remember to update them.

Dave says:

I got all excited there because I thought Marla might be a cat. (Cause, you know, I’m a cat crazy and all.)

I’m a big fan of the CBC Radio 3 Podcasts. Particularly the Grant Lawrence one and the R3-30. Morning Become Eclectic is good too (indie artists playing live). And Strongbad’s great, but there hasn’t been a new one in about six months.

Beth says:

Dave – Awww, I wish I got a cat. I don’t think I can have one where I currently live… but someday I hope to live above ground, with a cat. I dream big.

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