It bears mentioning, however, that Chuckdaddy has recently put in a rather strong statement of intent on the original DorkFest post.
Also, Nichim -- the incumbent Vice-Dork candidate -- has sent in a Dork CV this weekend that includes such phrases as "oldest extant copy of the Popol Vuh," "notary public," "They Might be Giants," "euphonium," "psychedelic space rock," "Central Vermont Fiber Community," "obsessive interest in... the taxonomy of fungi," and "Reed College." It runs to three pages. I say this not to discourage you, but to spur you on to do your damnedest.
Meanwhile, sisterjen -- who, as the name would suggest, is my sister -- has insinuatingly inquired as to whether I, Michael5000, am eligible for DorkFest. The question has subsequently been parroted on a few occasions, I'm not sure why, by Mrs.5000. The answer is: no. I'm the blog's author. I can't also be the blog's Dork. It would be a total conflict of interest. Say what you like about IAT, but we run a tight ethical ship.
Remember: the deadline for all DorkFest submissions is
12:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on 10 Brumaire CCXXI
(Thursday, November 1, 2012)
Meanwhile, and having nothing to do with Dorkfest...
The week before last, I posted a list of old classical vinyl albums I had bought at the Friends of the Multnomah Public Library Booksale for a dollar apiece.
Here's a list of old classical vinyl albums I subsequently picked up for 50 cents apiece at half-price day
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 (Emperor) – New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter. Rudolf Serkin, piano (1942)
Dukas: “La Peri” & Roussel: Symphony #3 – New York Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez (1976)
“The Glorious Sound of Brass; Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces” – The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble (1967)
Handel, “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day.” New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (1961)
“History of Spanish Music, Volume XV: The Songbook of the Duke of Calabria” – Madrid Madrigal Quartet (1974)
“The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Victor Herbert” – Eugene Ormandy, conductor (1959)
“Ukranian Songs” – Eugenia Zareska, Mezzo-soprano (1960 or so)
Veracini, Nine Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo – Double album! (1980)