You told me the name of a band you love, and now I’m giving you a song by the Canadian version.

Questions of fame and popularity were not considered when these decisions were made. Only bands currently on the iPod were eligible. This list does not reflect the opinions of Canada and subsidiaries. Please right-click-save. All songs refundable.

Josh Ritter : America :: Luke Doucet: Canada

Luke Doucet – It’s not the liquor I miss

Counting Crows : America :: The Tragically Hip: Canada

The Tragically Hip – Ahead by a century

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : America :: Tricky Woo: Canada

Tricky Woo – Pink Thunder

Neko Case : America :: Kathleen Edwards: Canada

Kathleen Edwards – Back to me

I just received the most polite flame, from a UBC Philosophy professor of all people, about a list I wrote and posted to houseoftext about a talk he gave. I was especially amused by his question: I don’t know what the point of this “list” is? (quotation marks his. Also, not actually a question.)

Dude, not you, nor that Ph.D behind your name, is going to stop me writing and posting lists that have no point.

I don’t think he understands that’s what the internet is all about.

(Also, he totally ruined my mood. I was writing a story about John Sheppard and flying lessons, man! Now I just want to read porn.)

OK, now he wants a fight. After telling me that recasting M*A*S*H with characters from The Office is for people with too much time on their hands, my brother wants to tell me all about this comic series he’s reading about what if Superman landed in Russia instead of Kansas.

Exact same thing! I say. No way, he says.

I don’t know comics, so who’s got more evidence I can throw at him?

My brother doesn’t watch The Office, but sat down to watch the finale with me, anyway, and to give him a better idea about what was going on, I told him about annakovsky’s O*F*F*I*C*E, and I didn’t have to say that Dwight is Burns because he said it first. Also, we have never laughed so hard as we did when Dwight asked for the conversion rate of Stanley nickels and Stanley told him. He didn’t laugh when I told him about “Cordially, Future Dwight”, but he did say, “That’s actually really funny.”

Then my brother wanted to know if the Winchester boys have powers, and I think maybe I talked too much, trying to explain, because he went to back his XBOX before the good stuff happened.

Here is FNL fic I wrote for callmesandy.

I have one more Five Things to write and a weekend coming up after a busy first week of school, so! I am taking prompts, any fandom you know I love and a college cliché of your choosing.

On Wikipedia last night, in between researching pilot certification regulations in the United States and figuring out when if Studio 60 is ever coming back, I found Sam Seaborn again. There’s an excerpt on that page from Bartlet’s speech from “20 Hours in America”, the one that Sam wrote in the car, and, people, I actually started to cry. Suddenly, I want post-“Tomorrow” stories.

This probably has a lot to do with Rob Lowe playing a damn convincing Republican on Brothers & Sisters.

Why aren’t there more SG:A AUs about John being a pilot and doing piloty things? I mean, actual pilot things, not being the rich heir to an aeronautics company and doing fanon math things.

Which is to say my writing teacher just introduced me to William Langewiesche‘s essays and his father‘s books, and there needs to be a story called Stick and Rudder about John being a pilot and doing piloty things.