Posts tagged “thebrad”

Brad Graham“My favorite animal at the Zoo is the lesser kudu. You have to admire an animal with a name like that, laboring as he must in the shadow of the greater kudu. It must be like having an older brother who excelled at sports and academics in school, to whom you have always been compared and found lacking. A few months ago, I was visiting the Zoo at lunch with a friend and discovered the area where the lesser kudu is ordinarily found was empty.

I hope he made a break for it. I hope he made his way out into the world, free of expectations, shedding labels, determined only to be the best damn kudu he could be.”

R.I.P. Brad Graham1968 — 2010

Answerbag – Answer Hunt

Check it out: The guys at Answerbag are having an Answer Hunt! You can win up to $2000 for answering the questions asked by the elusive “answer rabbit”. (Note: This would be an excellent place to post the classic “TheBrad with Bugs Bunny on Head” photo, but the damn fool has gone and lost all

I Met TheBrad

I must admit that yes, I did ask him when he was leaving. And yes, I did ask him why he was here. I’m ashamed and downtrodden. He paid for breakfast though, and it was quite good – even if Cantor’s, in general, is a Jerry’s Deli-esque sludgehole that, IMHO, is not even on par

Getting There

There is now an excellent article at The BradLands which very nicely explains how a reader might have gotten there. TheBrad proves, once again, that he is a usability genius.


Hey! TheBrad just noticed that’s wishlist system is failing bloggers. If you try to click on someone else’s wishlist, Amazon displays your own wishlist instead (if you have one). That means that since I have a wishlist there, I can’t see anyone else’s! The hell? What did they change? Has anyone else found a


In the last week I’ve seen K-PAX, One Night at McCool’s, Home for the Holidays, and Almost Famous. Almost Famous is just an excellent movie. I loved it when I saw it in the theater and when I saw it again just now I was amazed at how good it really is. It’s one of

Return of Brad

Ahoy! Ahoy! Oh frabjous day! Caloo! Calay! The BradLands is back! <MarthaWash>Everybody dance now!</MarthaWash>

A Good Cause

I finally did my part and chipped in to help the lesser kudu. Please support this worthy and noble endeavor.

Les R. Koodoo

Cheers to Les R. Koodoo! All profits will be used to “adopt” lesser kudu from the St. Louis Zoo …

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.