Posts from July 2002


Eddie waited ’til he finished high school He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo He met a girl out there with a tattoo, too The future was wide open …

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

A Week in Los Angeles

Good grief! It’s starting to get so bad that I’m getting complaint-mail. “How come you never write anymore?” “Are you too good for your blog?” “Why don’t you post more often?” Jeez. Whine whine. I’ve been busy, okay?! Just because I love you, A Quick Recap of the Lately Life: rehearsals for the show are

CD Label Maker

The tagline at the web site for the Acoustica CD Label Maker is, “Software should be easy to use.” Acoustica follows through. Their label maker is the best one on the market right now. I just found it last night and in about one minute I had printed an awesome label, insert, and cover for

Guilty Conscience

Guilty Conscience – Eminem

Bathroom Master

Probably the most fascinating piece of spam I’ve ever received: Aupu Bathroom Master combines heating, exhaust fan and illumination all in one to bring you comfort while bath. With either warm wind blow or infrared heat lamp, our bathroom master provides instant and well-distributed heat. Powerful exhaust fan effectively removes steam and fumes. Standard bathroom

1st Burial Funeral Insurance

Mock funerals are another practice that happen more often than you would imagine. This is where a service is held for family and friends and then when it’s over the cemetery buries the casket wherever it wants. Horrific, but it does happen. Make sure you receive everything in writing and appoint someone to check if


Having to complete a form that you know was designed for a typewriter is tragically annoying. If you are a person like me – someone who never rarely colors outside of the lines – any “form” that has a one inch line for your last name or street address is enough to send you into

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.