Nov 03, 2006
Any Mad Scientist Can Use Dry Ice,
Introducing The Bull in Full, a brand new blog from Michael Bacon, who did the genius thing earlier this week for Halloween.
Michael and are bizarro twins: both of us grew up in Asheville and went to NCSSM. Both of our parent-sets moved from Asheville to Durham. We both have goatees and a habit of acting out movie quotes on any occasion. We both play music in public (Michael more/better than I, but it's still a fact). Both of us have had a longtime interest in the UNC geography department (I wanted to get a PhD, Michael actually did get an MS.) And we discovered the existence of each other through a last coincidence of exceptional convergence, which I'll only tell you about if you email me.
So please go read his stuff and comment and such. You just might be glad you did.
Above photo from the Loco Pops first birthday party, with musical guests the Carolina Chocolate Drops, two of whom are pictured left and center. Michael (who was at NCSSM with the left-hand Drop) is the other person, which made me title the pic "Chocolate, Chocolate, and White Chocolate". Sounds flavorsome, doesn't it?
Hey, thanks for the shout-out, man. But there's no need to keep the coincidence a secret... we BOTH KNOW JOE VILAS! There... I feel better having said it...
Posted by: Michael | Nov 3, 2006 12:23:47 AM
This posting makes me happy. It also makes me laugh. :-D
Posted by: Grace | Nov 3, 2006 12:31:26 AM
Ok - you have to tell me the convergence story.... How nice to be reminded of summer as I get up and contemplate scraping the frost of my car!
Posted by: Marianne | Nov 3, 2006 6:20:54 AM
The even odder thing: you both know me, and neither of you is a lesbian -- at least, as far as I know.... :)
Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas | Nov 3, 2006 9:45:51 AM
Hey, Mr. Big -- I know you too! And I'm not a lesbian (but then I did go to NCSSM, live in Epworth at Duke and grow up in the Triangle, so it seems there might be excuse enough for a connection :-)
Posted by: Gina | Nov 9, 2006 12:11:03 PM
Holy crap! Not only do Phil and Michael know each other, at least one of whom I met through Joe Vilas, but Phil knows GINE NORMAN, who was in Epworth at the same time as me! Hi, Gina!
I think my world just imploded a little...
Posted by: Celeste Copeland | Nov 9, 2006 2:46:41 PM
Oops, sorry for the above typo, Gina!
Posted by: Celeste Copeland | Nov 9, 2006 2:49:12 PM