I checked the Leper's Colon on the Something Awful forums, which is always good for schadenfreude and a laugh, allowing you easy access to the morons who were recently banned and the reasons for their bannings. This time around I noted the passing, forums account-wise, of one GGAllinThicke. I never met the fellow and I can't say I can recall a single post of his, but I now believe the coolest username ever on the Internet is, yes, GGAllinThicke. It is with great sadness, however, that I report the reason of his banning was for the simple transgression of using one of the three forbidden thread tags; the forums software automatically banned him once he posted, and then automatically bragged about it on an Internet forum. A shame he had to go out on such an ignoble note. Heroin Bob went out with less anti-climax than that. (That last sentence was a grammatical bitch to wrap my typing fingers around, but it's late, I'm woozy, and I'd like my sleep back, please.)
On a lighter note, I'd like to introduce you to the Lucido Felice Quartet. Featuring free MP3s of favorite songs arranged for string quartet. Kinda like the Balanescu Quartet's arrangements of Kraftwerk tunes, only with less Pocket Calculator and more Legend of Zelda. Very interesting, though one fellow SA Forums listener commented "the first violin should be shot" (she doesn't do the Ashokan Farewell melody right, dammit, there's some notes that need to go all bendy, you know, portamentos: the freshmaker or whatever, but it's not a shootin' offense and she more than makes up for it by doing a bang-up job imitating the whistling harmonies on the Andy Griffith theme.) I personally think they are very talented musicians and they all do a very admirable job of, say, playing the theme to MacGyver. Additionally, the first few measures of Don't Stop Believing might well be the finest digital arrangement of zeroes and ones my WinAmp has ever played. I also liked their Enter Sandman arrangement and their nice Iron Chef medley, in which they do reasonable justice to Hans Zimmer's pompy pomp.
Abbie is grumpy because I took over the computer chair, so I am now giving it back to him so he can sleep on it comfortably while I go back to hopefully not having any more stomach acid eruptions. Maybe it was the raw pasta I've been munching on all evening. I dunno.