The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Monday, February 28, 2011

If I do not fill my Wall with irony, then who will?

If I do not fill my Wall with irony, then who will?
Find more funny Facebook fails at Failbook.
Moby: ‘Major Labels Should Just Die’ - The Hollywood Reporter
“You’re right and entered to win the TG s15 DVD set!
And don’t miss an all new episode
of Top Gear tonight 9/8c on BBC America.”
Top Gear: Drag Race - Exclusive Sneak Peek
“In this exclusive sneak peek, Jeremy gets a little push from James and Richard for a not-so-fair drag race as they test out which car would be best for a life in organized crime. Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 premieres on BBC America Monday, Feb. 21st at 9pm/8c! Check out more from Top Gear.”
Using my Motorola Droid 2 from Verizon Wireless, I was able to change the subject of conservation; however, Denton, I do regret that Top Gear called me away just as your proper discussion of snack cakes began:
“The concept of the Twinkie was a banana: banana cake and banana filling; they were very popular. In World War II, there was a shortage of bananas, and they changed to vanilla filling.”
The car from the Initial D
has a spiritual successor:
Toyota FT-86 II Concept at 2011 Geneva Auto
“See the first photos of the new Toyota FT-86 II Concept appearing at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. Read the official 2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept car news and get insider details from the Geneva Auto Show. More auto show news and pictures at
Thank you for your girlfriend, like your time.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Last Sunday night in February

Which seems to have turned out good, Denton and I modified and enhanced a pepperoni pizza from QuikTrip on Sunday night: frozen, diced onions, red and green bell peppers; refrigerated mozzarella; and canned olives and mushrooms.
Inception Guy - RT Shorts
“Song at the very end is ‘Agent Tex’ by Jeff Williams. Available on iTunes. On Reddit: for more!”
Like on the Family Guy, I play the only Coca-Cola machine on the Johnson County Community College campus which accepts five-dollar bills, and I win every time!

Hey, Ebaumsworld and Gen X Radio share the same taste in music as my Sharam radio on Pandora!
DJ Sammy - We’re in Heaven
“DJ Sammy Feat. Yanou - We’re in Heaven song”
I have expiring coupons to Burger King®, so I will likely stop for a Whopper® on the way to the Roving Imp Theater.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Crash Into Me

Crash Into Me
Two Planets Discovered Sharing the Same Orbit - Popular Science
“In a cosmic first, the Kepler telescope has discovered two planets sharing the same orbit. There is a theory that says our moon was created when a body sharing our orbit crashed into Earth, but up until now no one had found evidence of co-orbiting planets elsewhere in the universe.”
This was amazing while listening to “Absolutely” by Nine Days.
Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch, Viewed From the Air [VIDEO]
“A sublime moment of serendipity: out the right side of an airliner, here’s video of the final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery.”
Are peanut butter cookies corrupted with chocolate chips? Either at house of Denton or at work, peanut butter cookies cannot be escaped!
ET Sequel: ‘ET-X’ (Extended Trailer)
“Extended trailer for the sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”
Mozilla Firefox will not grant me a cursor with which to edit my blog, so I am using Internet Explorer 7 at work; I use Google Chrome at home. YEAH, Pandora!
Most Innovative Companies: Pandora
“In 2010, Pandora’s custom-music machine purred like never before, forging strategic partnerships and securing spots on everything from iPhones to entertainment systems in the dashes of new cars--lots of new cars. Pandora, which now claims more than 75 million listeners, has long been on board Fords”
The following article is why I calculate fuel consumption in units other than miles per gallon for my Chevy Cavalier, which posted 26.039 miles per gallon or 9.000 liters per 100 kilometers at QuikTrip.
A Ford F-150 V8 burning 5.88 L / 100 km in town? Never say never
“Read this car news article from Thursday, February 24, 2011. Ford is currently working with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) on the development of an F-150”
Well, unlike in Washington, D.C. working with others is possible.
Right Turn - We’re simply haggling over the price
Wow, I actually watched this on Sunday.
N.J.’s Christie: Gov’t shutdown is avoidable - Face The Nation - CBS News
Face The Nation on CBS: N.J.’s Christie: Gov’t shutdown is avoidable - Says budget compromise is possible, but both sides need to ‘work it out,’ not just ‘stand in a corner and hold your breath’.”
I was slightly offended by an ad for the Nissan Juke Date Night Radio on my Pandora.
RealClearPolitics - Politics - Feb 25, 2011 - Kan. House gallery ruckus might lead to sanctions
“Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal said Friday he is considering banning union lobbyists from the chamber’s gallery and legislative offices if they participated in a demonstration during a vote on a bill that would end paycheck deductions that finance labor groups’ political activities.”
Matthew Moore might have just seen Space Jam on the Cartoon Network, and might observe that the film is almost twenty years old.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebratory note 010

Lately I have been more than my share of grouchy, but a good friend and co-worker is leaving for more than one opportunity. My manager tells the story in the following message:
“Patrick shared the great news that he has found a full time job in a desktop support role near his original home town in Warsaw, IN. His first day at work there will be Monday, February 28th. Friday, February 25th will be his last day at JCCC.

Patrick has been working hard to get this move accomplished. After becoming reacquainted with a High School friend nearly 3 years ago, they decided to get married and so were engaged in December of 2009. Since then, Patrick has worked hard and recently got his CCNA hoping that would help him in getting a job in northern Indiana so that he and Dawn could get together at last. Now they can move forward with all their plans!

Patrick, of course, will be missed. Not only by his team and all of us in IS, but also his customers who always enjoyed his positive attitude and dry wit. You never quite knew what Patrick might say…but it always made the person he was working with laugh, breaking any tension or worry that the user might have had. We all wish you the best of luck, Patrick. I appreciate everything you have done for me and the Help Desk team. Please keep in touch with us and let us know how you are doing. I’m sure you’ll be VERY successful in whatever you do.

Everyone, please feel free to stop by and visit with Patrick this week. I’ll keep you posted as to a gathering we will be sure to organized before Patrick leaves. I will forward an invite to the group under separate cover for that. I’m sure cake will be involved…Thanks”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Botch-fest 015

While I acknowledge, “Christopher’s priority seems to center on doing Ottawa University like things rather than writing the paper,” I have brought my Dell to work with me in a focused effort, and have again uninstalled the VZAccess Manager. I am so tired today.
Dem lawmaker on labor protests: ‘Get a little bloody when necessary’
“Sometimes it’s necessary to get out on the streets and...”
Like the rest of the Democratic Party, Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) is being psychotic in response to Wisconsin.

Santorum: Wisconsin Protesters Act Like Drug Addicts
“Former Sen. Rick Santorum has harsh words for public union protesters in Wisconsin who don’t like GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to curb their collective bargaining rights.”
Thank God, a Republican is in charge!
Wisconsin Governor Warns of Layoff Notices
I became a fan of Intellectual Takeout, who shared a link.

Madison Protest
“What are the ethics of calling in sick to attend a protest?”
Give me a break. These protesters don’t have jobs. But one should not cross them:
Union Thug
“FreedomWorks employee Tabitha Hale was filming a heated exchange with a union thug outside the FreedomWorks office when he got violent.”
Also, I am tired of this kind of garbage:
When a Country Goes Insane
“This must be what it’s like when a country goes insane, when it falls down a rabbit hole and tries to pretend that everything is normal.”
Those who would disagree with the Left should be warned:
“Attorney and Ring of Fire radio show co-host Mike Papantonio, guest-hosting on Ed Schultz’s radio program yesterday, revealed two things -- he hates old people and wants tea party retirees to hurry up and die.”
No one knows Death´s Time, but I think that I should now learn to more quietly chew.
Man Shot Dead for Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During ‘Black Swan’ Screening - Yahoo! Movies
“Latvian police said they have arrested a 27-year-old man for shooting a fellow audience member during a screening of Black Swan over how loudly he had been eating popcorn, according to reports.”
The Hill-generated captcha had became Norwegian (a site for enthusiasts of snowmobiles), ‘ting slår edge,’ when I searched on Google.
Daily Kos: New CBO estimate on Affordable Care Act and deficits
“Via Steve Benen the CBO has a new estimate on what it would cost in terms of deficit to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jon Cohn has the details.”
Yeah, sorry, but the GOP is not presenting a snow job on this subject, and I have already expressed my opinion, with which I wish that more federal judges would agree:
ObamaCare ruling: Commerce Clause now reaches ‘mental activity’ « Hot Air
“Another federal judge has found for the Constitutionality of the individual mandate. But if ever you’ve wondered what tortured logic looks like (made in an effort to justify something that just doesn’t fit) then you’ll be amazed to read the following from the ruling.”
Meanwhile back in Wisconsin...
Wisconsin Assembly reaches deal, sets stage for vote
“Republicans and Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly have agreed to a deal that will limit further debate on a bill taking away collective bargaining rights for public workers and lead to a vote on the measure later Thursday.”
As Murray Head once sang,
So, you better go back to your bars,
your temples, your massage parlors
One Piece manga become the first theme park events at Osaka Dome and Tokyo Dome | Tenkai-japan:Cool.
“The incredibly popular series One Piece will become the first manga to get its own ‘dome tour.’”
Having money for travel to Japan might be nice.
10 dumb things to do with your tax refund- MSN Money
“According to the Internal Revenue Service, the average American’s refund for tax year 2010 is about $3,000, a slight increase over the previous year.”
With my tax refund, I have had some work done on my car, paid a little on a student loan, and gone to my eye doctor.
The Physics Behind Ball Design | Dr. Kaku’s Universe | Big Think
“Each sport is governed by different sets of rules, and those that use balls each have different specifications for their equipment. The baseball, basketball, golf ball and football are all essentially by-products of physics. Sports is big business, and hundreds of millions of dollars may hang in the...”
The end of an American football is the shape of my right cornea. Also, I have a painful pimple on my scrotum.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My ice cream personality is Vanilla!

‘Firefly’ returning to cable
“Browncoats rejoice: Firefly is returning to basic cable -- and Nathan Fillion has something to say about it. The Science Channel will wrap each episode with interstitial segments starring renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, who will discuss the theoretical science behind the show’s sci-fi concepts.”
Such is actually quite serious and unfortunately all too common, but if I am ever asked how that happened, I will say, “Bystander at a gunfight.” I have bought a piece of Texas today, and I apologize for using a quote yesterday which makes light of buying a farm. Yes, as a certain self-styled time traveler, I may now call myself an owner of property, and I thank you, PayPal. Following the preceding ad on the Facebook, Christopher became a self-styled owner of property!
Overcoming Bias : Be Self-Styled
“self-styled - considered and called (something specified) only by the individual himself or herself; alleged (to be such) only by the person concerned; pretended; professed.”
My ice cream personality is Vanilla! What’s yours?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Web Wanderings 020

On March 12, I will not be missing one show at the Roving Imp Theater for another at the Westport Coffee House; The ‘Roving’ Roving Imp Night and Improv Thunderdome. Season 7, Round 3 occur at the same coordinates in space, yet slightly different coordinates in time.
The ACRE Company - Farms For Sale - Farm Auctions - Iowa Minnesota
“The Acre Company Farm Real Estate, Auctions and Commercial Property. Interested in owning some great farmland call Jon Hjelm”
Do you live under a rock? - GEICO Commercial
“Could switching to GEICO really save you 15% or more on car insurance? What, do you live under a rock?”
Those who know me well know that I live under a rock.
Like us, early humans ran the gamut - Holy Kaw!
“Although they did not act modern, new evidence suggests humans living in East Africa 200,000 years ago were as complex in their behavior as humans living today.”
Sunday night at Bar West, the anglers were not as interesting or funny as BASSPROV.
The walk - Hanson (Zachary) (Live)
In response to the creative endeavors of my friend Zach Colt-McMahon, a friend shared this link. After a minute and a half, the song had neither began, nor had the lyrics become intelligible to me.
My Chevy Cavalier posted 26.331 miles per gallon or 8.900 liters per 100 kilometers.
New drilling techniques tap into vast U.S. oil reserves | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, ND
“A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California.”
I was shopping for my mother at Hy-Vee, and I was unable to find Diet Sunkist Soda in 500-ml bottles, but I was able at Hen House.
Daytona International Speedway joins Drive to End Hunger, Donates all Extra Food from Daytona 500
“On behalf of Drive to End Hunger, AARP and AARP Foundation’s nationwide initiative to end hunger among older Americans, four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III today announced that Daytona International Speedway will donate all...”
Family Circus never was funny, and I have always thought that guilt was one of the ‘things that women invented.’
Top 10 things that women invented - Holy Kaw!
“Necessity may be the mother of invention, but many inventors are also mothers. By the end of the 20th century, female inventors held 10 percent of all patents -- a disparity indicating the hurdles women faced in receiving credit for their ideas.”
Okay, because I earlier forgot, I had to pay Verizon Wireless on-line. Because I cannot be the only one to answer, Deep Dish™ would also say hello.
Darla Jaye phone call in support of Ben Hodge for JCCC Board
Darla Jaye calls voters in support of Benjamin Hodge for Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees.”
From Top Gear on BBC America, I learned more about the VW-owned, and Czech-made Škoda Yeti than about the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet in the same episode!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Botch-fest 014

Overachievers are truly among the Democrats, not only having lost many state offices, to lose the majority of seats in the House, they only needed to lose 38, but they lost 52; that’s dedication.
Defunding Planned Parenthood is a Non-Negotiable | RedState
“Just moments ago, the House passed the Pence Amendment, which strips Planned Parenthood of all federal funding in the Continuing Resolution, by a vote of 240 to...”
I have never had sex in my whole life,
so what the fuck is your problem?
Stand with Planned Parenthood
“Stand with Planned Parenthood and sign the open letter to the reps who voted to cut funding for HIV tests, cancer screenings, birth control, and more, putting millions of women and families at risk -- and to the senators who still have a chance to stop it.”
Rorschach: [reading from journal] They will look up and shout ‘Save us!’... and I’ll whisper ‘no.’”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An offer that I cannot refuse 007

Superior Chevrolet has service hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, so I shall be there. I had received my tax rebate from H&R Block, and last year I also used part of those funds for a repair. An offer that I could not refuse, the coupon was for new brake pads for $99.95 per axle. I had known that the rear drum brakes on the Chevy Cavalier should have been looked at a while ago.

With 100,000 miles, my service technician recommended that I also have the spark plugs replaced. The front brake discs were too thin to be re-milled, so I agreed to purchase new discs. The base of each rear drum was metal-against-metal, so I agreed to have them re-milled. I was pleased that I had the money to make my car safer; stops are so much better now. That was an offer that I cannot refuse, 007.

Track listing for my current mix CD

The following is a listing of the tracks from my current mix CD. Which were provided to me, four tracks are new to this edition, but most tracks have been on other compilation CDs. Because they tell stories, I enjoy many of these songs. Using my memories and Wikipedia as sources, I will reflect on each choice.
  1. Heat of the Moment” by Asia
    Provided to me as part of another compilation, this song tells of young love and regrets of missed opportunity. This song was also used in South Park:
    Kenny Dies” - “The Heat of the Moment
    Cartman tries to persuade the government to revoke the ban on stem cell research and save Kenny’s life. He moves all of Congress to sing along with him.”
  2. Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake
    This song is like an anthem for me, “I’m just another heart in need of rescue / Waiting on love’s sweet charity” I also tend to be habitual, “to be doing the same things over and over again.”
  3. The Unknown Stuntman” by Lee Majors
    Unable to change the score, I empathize with the described, “But the hardest thing I’ll ever do is watch my leading ladies / Kiss some other guy while I'm bandaging my knee.” I also really like The Fall Guy truck. Along with others, this song was part of a personal compilation A Little Traveling Music.
  4. Is This Love” by Whitesnake
    I like to think that I first heard this song on 98.1 KUDL, and I will never know, “Is this love that I’m feeling?” Later a co-host of America’s Funniest People, Tawny Kitaen is slowly sensuous, alone on a car in the music video.
  5. Promised Land” by Meat Loaf
    Provided to me as part of another compilation, this song is covered by Meat Loaf. I first heard this song in Men In Black, although that version is by Elvis.
  6. Convoy” by C.W. McCall
    Further evidence will be shown to prove the premise that I like songs about truck drivers. I like to think that I learned some things about C. W. McCall from I Love the ‘70s on VH1. The year in which I was born, 1978 saw the release of a feature film based on this song. As the Conveyor of the Matrix, Optimus Prime, whose alternate mode is a semi-tractor truck, is known as Convoy in Japan.
  7. Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley
    In truth, I cannot tell who covered this version of the song. I like that the previous track “Convoy” ends, “Well we laid a strip for the Jersey Shore /And prepared to cross the line,” and “Six Days” begins, “Well, I pulled out of Pittsburgh, Rollin’ down the Eastern Seaboard.” Which was part of the concept for A Little Traveling Music, I like to imagine that the character in this song could have been part of the convoy in the last track.
  8. Take It Easy” by the Eagles
    The lyric “Standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona” is certainly memorable. My philosophy about money and credit has been another song by the Eagles, “Take it to the limit one more time,” which ironically often leaves, “a world of trouble on my mind.”
  9. East Bound and Down” by Jerry Reed
    So things have not gone so well for our character in Arizona. All right, I concede that this song is for Smokey and the Bandit. I also like when I hear this song while I am driving east-bound.
  10. How Bizarre” by OMC
    Hey, I recently linked to the music video! OMC is also an initialism. This song was played on the radio in 1997, when I began my studies at Johnson County Community College.
  11. All Star” by Smash Mouth
    Provided to me as part of another compilation, I personally relate to this song, which accompanied the opening credits in Shrek (2001), and also appeared on the soundtrack to Digimon: The Movie (2000). I also remember watching the music video originally released for Mystery Men (1999) on VH1.
  12. One Week” by the Barenaked Ladies
    Because I usually place this song after “All Star” on my compilations, I confuse these two groups. Provided to me as part of another compilation, this song also appeared on the soundtrack to Digimon: The Movie.
  13. My Town” by Montgomery Gentry
    The town changes a little through time in this song.

    I have lived in Merriam for my whole life, and I expect that that will not change for some time.
  14. The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim
    Provided to me as part of another compilation, I like the repeated riff of surf rock in this song, which also appeared on the soundtrack to Digimon: The Movie.
  15. “Theme from Knight Rider” by Stu Phillips
    Without narration, this version of the song is purely instumental. Knight Rider is about a fantastic car (El Coche Fantástico), and I own the first season on DVD. With hope, someday we will resume movie night at the Roving Imp, and our look-alike to Hasselhoff, John, will also vote to watch this series.
  16. Motteke! Sailor-fuku” by the vocal cast of Lucky Star
    The first words sound like, “I BUY SAUSAGE!” In Japan, the vocal cast often sings one or two songs in an anime series. This opening theme is performed by the vocal cast of Lucky Star: Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato, Kaori Fukuhara, and Aya Endo. Kyoto Animation produced Lucky Star (2007) and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006), to which Lucky Star often makes reference; this song is so placed for this reason. This song also has an associated dance.
  17. Koi no Mikuru Densetsu” by Yuko Goto
    I have linked to Anime Lyrics dot Com for the lyrics. From The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi - Geki Chuu Kashuu Single, this cute song is the opening theme for the short film that Haruhi creates in the series.
  18. God Knows...” by Hirano Aya
    I have linked to Anime Lyrics dot Com for the lyrics. From The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi - Geki Chuu Kashuu Single, Haruhi sings this song to help a band in the episode “Live Alive.”
  19. Lost My Music” by Hirano Aya
    I have linked to Anime Lyrics dot Com for the lyrics. From The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi - Geki Chuu Kashuu Single, Haruhi sings this song to help a band in the episode “Live Alive.”
  20. Hare Hare Yukai” by Aya Hirano
    From The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Character Song Vol 1 - Haruhi Suzumiya, this song is the closing theme to the related anime series, and also has an associated dance.
  21. Ghosts N Stuff” by Deadmau5 from Club Anthems
    Although this is the instrumental version, I first heard this song in Streetwise Drift Pro-Am event #1 from Chad Sommer on Vimeo. I finally bought the song after I heard it on Pandora mobile.
Thank you for your girlfriend, like your time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We apologize 001

Although I will not be featuring the TV network of the same name, welcome to versus edition of the “We apologize” series.
Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial - 1969
“Hear about it straight from The Colonel himself. (And no, that’s not him singing the jingle) NOTE: This is a classic TV commercial, and not a forum for debate of PETA/‘animal rights’/politics.”
In the following image, such awkward and ironic phrasing is not from The Onion.

Twitter / rstevens: “I could be wrong, but I feel like necrophilia jokes have been done to death.”
Nostalgia Chick: Kirk vs. Picard - Nostalgia Chick -
Lindsay and Nella engage in the ultimate nerd debate since time in memoriam to finally come to a conclusion; who was the greatest captain of the Enterprise?”
Twitter / Martin G.: “Upon reading ‘Paris Hilton gets an LFA’ I asked myself ‘What kind of sexually-transmitted disease is an LFA?’”
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
“We pit Lexus’ first-ever supercar – the $400,000 Lexus LFA – against our long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs. Read the full story here. Shot by: Jim Gleason”
Motor Trend brought the preceding to you, but Autoblog also has interesting posts:
Video: Drift battle pits Mazda RX7 against Kawasaki ZX10
“The bike vs car debate extends into the drifting arena. Regardless of where you stand, ‘If you love fast cars and motorcycles then you’ll LOVE this VIDEO’.”
Originally through Jason Pollock on the Twitter, I had seen the previous video, but also when I discovered the following drifting on Autoblog:
Video: R/C car drifting in a land of giants
“R/C drift car slides past fans of all sizes – Click above to watch video after the jump It’s only February but we already have something...”
Huh, going miniature may be unnecessary if one is ‘running out of space to drift.’
Drifting, Lithuanian Garage Style
“Running out of space to drift? Do as the Lithuanians do and just drift in your garage. Just make sure Krisčius moves anything that might be flammable.”
While we are in an Eastern European mood, let us take a brief pause.
ATC - All Around The World (la la la la la la la la)
“‘Around the World (La La La La La)’ is a song most popularly sung by the music group ATC, later called A Touch of Class. It was adapted from a song called ‘Pesenka’ by the group ‘Ruki Vverkh’, which was one of the most popular Russian pop bands in the late 1990s. This band was active from 1997 to ...”
One of my mix CDs mostly consists of Initial D: Best Song Collection 1998 - 2004. The anime series Initial D is about drifting and the world of illegal street-racing in Japan. The manufacturer of the panda Trueno from Initial D, Toyota finally took a page from Fujiwara Bunta, the father of the protagonist.
Toyota’s glass of water app aims to help drivers reduce emissions - Springwise
“Much the way Ford’s in-car driving coach aims to help drivers maximize their fuel efficiency, so a new iPhone app from Toyota Sweden hopes to help them reduce their emissions.”
The other tracks on my CD also proceeded in the order that they were aired in the Lucky Star, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou Concert - Hare Hare Yukai
“Hirano Aya (Suzumiya Haruhi), Chihara Minori (Nagato Yuki), and Goto Yuko (Asahina Mikuru) perform and dance to the song during the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou Concert that took place on Sunday, March 18, 2007 in the Great Hall of Omiya Sonic City ...”
The owner of a blog with more substance, Denton and I once enjoyed the episode “Live Alive.”
2011 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Special Edition Comparison - Motor Trend
“‘WOW!’ says photo intern Mike Shaffer. Our young photographer just unbelted from a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after a spirited run on some of Southern California’s most curvaceous paths. Read the comparison between the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Special ...”
Neither Denton nor I watched either ‘The Big Game’ or the following therefrom:
Miss Evelyn | Chevy Camaro | Chevrolet
“These guys have the idea for the perfect Chevy Camaro commercial. For more information visit
Strangely, this post just linked to a story about a native car in the United States domestic market.
OMC - How Bizarre
“Music video by OMC performing How Bizarre. (C) 1996 Universal Music NZ Ltd.”
I will soon be detailing the tracks on my current mix CD.

Need to read again 016

Hey, last night Top Gear was talking about this car on the BBC America.
Pagani announces Huayra heading to U.S. shores
“Italian specialty car maker Pagani has officially announced that the Huayra supercar will be headed to the United States later this year.”
... At Sam’s Club, my Chevy Cavalier posted 27.926 miles per gallon or 8.392 liters per 100 kilometers.
Video: GM Feeds Your Need For ZL1 Burnout Porn -
“Selecting the ZL1 name was a pretty masterful stroke, although the new car has been designed for purposes much different than the original ZL1s were put to. The venerable Z/28 was specifically designed to dominate Trans Am racing, which it did. Will the next Indy Pace Car be a ZL1?”
Twitter / arlan: “AND a woman just stuffed a CD player down another woman’s pants as she yelled ‘put it in my britches!’ I’m just gonna stand here for a bit.”
Everything You Wanted to Know About Dinosaur Sex
“By studying dinosaurs’ closest living relatives, we are able to uncover their secret mating habits and rituals...”
Twitter / Frances Delgado: “Happy Valentines Day everyone! Love you all! Except you, yeah you in the corner there, stop being a creeper!”
My Anime Girlfriend: Episode 1 - Blind Date | Funny Videos |
“Sid’s new girlfriend is cute, fun, and extremely animated.”
Twitter / The Onion: “#VDay Tip: Communication is key to any relationship. Put down those binoculars, march right over there, and introduce yourself”
2011 Lexus ‘Supercar Meets Supermodel’
“For the 2011 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue, Lexus brings supermodel Rianne ten Haken together with the LFA supercar. Watch to see what happens.”
... With a story about his troubles with automated bill paying, a guy in my office is like James May, who could discuss a technical tedium like the following:
(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Automatic Transmissions, But Were Afraid to Ask
“Thinking about how automatic transmissions work usually results in the same type of headache you get when eating ice cream too quickly, brain freeze.”
Especially when Clarkson says the same word less than one minute after I do, I like to believe that I listen pretty well!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Three times in Spanish, I say yes

Three times in Spanish, I say yes.
CPAC winners and losers
“The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual rite of passage for Republicans with an eye on the presidency, concluded over the weekend with Texas Rep. Ron Paul emerging as the winner of the gathering’s 2012 straw poll.”
Donkey-hoe-tea! I just ASSUMED.
Michael Medved: Obama Isn’t Trying to ‘Weaken America’ -
“Talk radio host Michael Medved writes in The Wall Street Journal that conservatives should stop denouncing Barack Obama as an alien interloper and ideologue determined to damage the republic. Instead, they should develop a more effective focus for their criticism.”
The preceding was a commentary, so the standards are a bit different.
The science behind political hypocrisy - Holy Kaw!
“If you had a nickel for every time a politician was caught violating the very moral standards they tout so strongly, you’d be crushed by wee little Thomas Jefferson’s. Why is it, though, that prominent politicians are so often caught with their pants down (figuratively speaking, of course)?”
I would otherwise have said that the article was weak.
Overcoming Bias : Opinion Warning Signs
“Signs that your opinions function more to signal loyalty and ability than to estimate truth. This entry was written by Chill, who is awesome.”
A partisan ideologue, Christopher has again dug a grave.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bryan Adams would diaper you.

From the Family Feud,
Name Something You Pass Around

Thank you, Screwed Up Texan, for the preceding, and thank you, Community Channel, for the following.
Getting A Room- A Valentines Day video
“Check out: for my new vid/pics/blog and don’t forget to thumb me! Happy V-day, hope you dream of me creepily covering you in rose petals. Keep up to date on Twitter and Facebook.”
Misquoting “Everything I Do” by Stewie Griffin in Family Guy, Bryan Adams would diaper you.
Lonely Planet
“Lonely Planet - Share your feedback, suggestions or ask for help: Curious about the world? Believe travel is a force for good? So do we. - Mission: A beat-up old car, a few dollars in the pocket, and a sense of adventure.”
That had been my belief; my dreams are all dead and buried.
Porsche Cajun rendered
“Porsche has set the goal of 200,000 vehicles by 2018 and the Cajun is expected to be the anchor in doing so. With the official green-light given to the the entry-level crossover in November, the Cajun is designed to attract new and younger customers. The Cajun will be an ‘efficient and sporty model’.”
Also this year, expect to see the new Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus in police use:
Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle Evaluation - January 2011
“The Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle will be made by GM Holden in Australia. Based on the Holden Caprice, it was recently evaluated by US police departments at the Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Holden took some cameras behind the scenes and captured this vision of ...”
Also via Jalopnik, the plight of small pick-up trucks may soon not be so deplorable:
Work on Next-Gen Colorado and Canyon for North America Under Way, Sources Say -
“The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickup trucks are expected to end production at their home in Shreveport, La., by June 2012, but that’s not the end of the road for GM’s midsize twins in North America, according to our sources.”
As I am now learning, one is constantly asked if one has won anything the day after a poker tournament.
Quick Drive: 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCab 6.2-liter V-8 - News
“The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and rooster tails go together like bacon and everything. Since its introduction, we’ve kicked up dirt, mud and rocks with both the original 5.4-liter and new 6.2-liter V-8 versions but we’ve never carved a Raptor through snow and ice, until now.”
I was not a participant, but someone else was asked.
Creepy Suggestive Paintings
“Audrey Kawasaki - Audrey Kawasaki is one of the many artists that have contributed to the ‘Suggestivism’ group exhibit that is being put on at the Grand Central Art ...”
Wow, ha ha, you almost caught my talking to myself!
I’ve Got You Dumb Mother------s Eating Right Out Of My Hand
“When we released the first Toy Story movie back in 1995, my colleagues and I were nervous about the response from critics and audiences.”
To thou, The Onion, I offer my thanks for the preceding. On Monday, I received some kind words from Tom Kessler, my colleague and friend:
“You’re a great guy, and you should be proud of who you are right now. Much love, and Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend!”
I sincerely thank you, Tom.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Botch-fest 013

Twitter / Mari Kurisato:
Selfish statement of the day.
Thank god for Egypt, because it’s the only thing NPR
would squelch their fundraising drive for.”
“The Republicans just released their budget proposal, and it zeroes out funding for both NPR and PBS--the worst proposal in more than a decade. We need to tell Republicans that cutting off funding was unacceptable last time they were in charge, and it’s unacceptable now. Will you sign the petition to...”
Rorschach: [reading from journal] They will look up and shout ‘Save us!’... and I’ll whisper ‘no.’”

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Web Wanderings 019

When I was a child, I used to believe that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny were real.
Diet Dr Pepper Hunt for the Unbelievable on Y! Music
“I just joined the Diet Dr Pepper Hunt for the Unbelievable. Help Diet Dr Pepper Guy hunt for his unbelievable friends on Yahoo! and pile up chances to win an unbelievably satisfying getaway worth $10,000! With an unbelievably great taste and zero calories, Diet Dr Pepper is unbelievably satisfying.”
For the most part, I still believe in everything to which I have been indoctrinated from either my parents, Back To The Future, or The Transformers.
Beautiful Mermaids - Dumage
“A mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of a fish. Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore...”
I like your girlfriend in the Ngeye community, but there are plenty of fish in the sea.
Mini Skirts from 70s Vs. Modern Era - Looney Palace
“Mini-skirts were invented a long ago, but every time they become shorter and shorter! I believe that for many this modern skirts look really better that the old...”
For the record, I must admit that the following is the principal reason that I like my anime.
Japanese are Masters to Draw Provocative Girls! - Weird Existence
“We all know for Japanese obsession with girls in uniforms, whether they are in school uniforms, nurses, cops or anything you can imagine, we must admit that...”
The IRS has accepted your tax return. We will notify you when your check is available for pick-up. Thank you for choosing H&R Block.
Brilliant Collection of Most Amazing CG Women Portraits
“A brilliant collection of most amazing CG women portraits. I did some research and I have created this really huge list of the best CG female images that I was able to find.”
Intent to seize the moment, I will now take a nap!
Totally Crazy and Unique Pin Up X-Ray Calendar - Stella’s Magazine
“These are photos of the most unique calender ever. I am not sure if you have ever thought how would those great looking pin up girls look like one the x-ray...”
Gee, I really, really shouldn’t shout.
Very Weird Artwork - Weird Existence
“We present You some very weird art by Ben Newman.”
Receiving a call from a lender, who owns my only nondeferrable loan, causes me to want to file for bankruptcy.
20 Hottest Girls from Video Games - Dumage
“Since Tomb Raider had hit the market in 1996, with its heroine Lara Croft, it looks like all game developers are just trying to bring us more and more girls.”
The rallying character would say, “Nap time is over.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I don’t know, do you 010

Twitter / John Pozadzides:
Why is abbreviation such a long word?”

When Windows is abbreviated, the e-mail ‘Win 7 Drivers for HP 2600’ becomes much less fun than it sounds. I had assumed that I now had a prize to claim, so that internal message was indeed peculiar.
Study: Your intellect is what you eat
“Maybe if Michelle Obama’s healthy eating intitative—now celebrating its first anniversary—is really to catch on with the American public, it should rebrand ‘junk food’ as ‘dumb food.’ A new study from a research team at Britain’s University of Bristol correlates IQ performance to the quality of ...”
At Denton’s house last night, I created a new mix CD using iTunes on my Dell while we were watching Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. In the following review, an observation may be altered to reveal a personal truth, “Christopher’s priority seems to center on doing Ottawa University like things rather than writing the paper.”
No Case Too Small: Heroman « Reverse Thieves
Heroman wasn’t exactly a great show, but when Holly’s love of being a detective comes to the surface in a later episode, I had to laugh. When livestock and eventually people start disappearing the case has everyone baffled. Then when Professor Denton goes off to look for something he winds up missing...”
To my dismay, as well as the dismay of my sister Kimberly, I left my new mix CD at home this morning. This is not quite as promotional as 98.1 KUDL for Taylor Swift, whose song from the advertisement still rattles in my mind.
How to decide whether to go to work | ITworld
“IT job satisfaction is low, stress is high, but nothing good is on TV.”
Fortunately, someone commented ‘going to Wichita’ in response to John’s posting a link to the Roving Imp Tiny Group Festival; this reminded me of a song by The White Stripes.
The Best Of Hipster Little Mermaid
“The Best Of Hipster Little Mermaid: The Hipster Ariel Meme has been floating around Tumblr recently. It’s like if Disney traded singing animals and magic for ‘underground music’ and PBR. You have The Little Mermaid remastered on DVD? I still have it on VHS...Meme Generator”
Matthew Moore is the best hipster that I personally know. The description causes me to wonder; how does PBR Bull Riding relate to Disney?
The Largest Organisms Ever - Road Tickle
“The world is full of creatures, both big and small, and when we think of the largest creatures on the planet, we typically think of elephants, whales and huge...”
Hey, Jimmy John’s is located next to the H&R Block in the City of Mission, KS!
Carbon tax on carnivores - Holy Kaw!
“Many people think with either their wallets or their stomachs. Taking advantage of that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A tax on meat and milk would likely mean we’d buy less of the foods that contribute to climate change.”
Ooh, déjà vu feels present; that will work, yeah right.
BBC - Richard Black’s Earth Watch: UN sticks with climate agenda - but what prospects?
“Reports suggesting that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is retiring from the climate change agenda have had commentators wondering a) what it means for prospects of a new global climate agreement...”
Of course, the Democratic Party also lives in fantasy.
Incredible Fantasy Images - Dumage
“These fantastic images were done by Andy Park - concept artist / illustrator. Enjoy his incredible artwork.”
Whitney Beiler is correct; this is a lame waste of tax dollars.
Obama Calls for $53 Million for High Speed Rail - US News and World Report
“The president plans to include the funding in his 2012 budget.”
The sly Hannah Mott once mentioned something like this:
Err, Call Me: Vumber Gives You Throw-Away Phone Numbers For Dating, Work
“By now you’ve probably heard of Google Voice, a service that lets you take one phone number and configure it to ring all of your phones — work, mobile, home, whatever — with plenty of settings to manage your inbound and outbound calls. But what if you wanted the opposite: a service that lets you spa...”
At QuikTrip I bought ice, and my Chevy Cavalier posted 24.737 miles per gallon or 9.474 liters per 100 kilometers.

Monday, February 7, 2011

YBH - your brain hurts 003

Ferrari, I also lift my eyebrows to Magnum, P.I.Twitter / Mari Kurisato: “also hilariously bouncy ...”

Okay, I have taken her quote out of context, because she is actually talking about a song on YouTube, and which is now linked through the above image, which itself was used for the same song by another user. Probably, I have been more tired than right now.
One in 10 of world’s adults obese
“One in 10 adults worldwide is obese, according to a new study which shows that the prevalence of obesity has almost doubled since 1980.”
Back To The Future, I have always wanted to become a statistic.
American life span gains shrinking - Holy Kaw!
“Over the past 25 years, life expectancy after 50 has risen in the United States, but at a slower rate than in countries like Japan and Australia, said the National Academy of Sciences report. High smoking rates in the past, combined with widespread obesity, continue to chip away at U.S. life expectancy...”
But I only lived to this ‘ripe, old age’ by procrastination.
Like the Spice | Jason Bard Yarmosky
“Jason Bard Yarmosky’s most current body of work Elder Kinder addresses the innocence at both ends of the generational spectrum. Yarmosky recruits his eager Brooklyn-born grandparents, two models very close to him, to pose in an assortment of playful costumes. Whimsical yet grounded in their age...”
I found the previous site via an ad on the Facebook. The following article could be characterized by saying, “An ad by VW also ‘addresses the innocence at the young end of the generational spectrum.’”
TV review: Cultural zeitgeist, scored by Super Bowl ads
“The effects of 45 (or XLV, if you must) direct slams to the head could be clearly seen Sunday night on that annual American CAT scan called the Super Bowl. Whole parts of our collective cerebellum now show up as having the color and consistency of old gum. Too many insipid Black Eyed Peas songs ...”
Ooh, déjà vu seems painful, Steampunk, because I remember hearing that earlier.
CocoRosie - Gallows
CocoRosie on Sub Pop. BUY the album Grey Oceans here.”
I wonder, who were the sources for Denton?
It Doesn’t Look That Cold Out, Reports Man Who Doesn’t Have Thermo-Sensing Eyes
“BUFFALO, NY—According to 33-year-old Sam Paik, whose ocular capacity does not include the ability to visualize the heat spectrum, it doesn’t look cold outside.”
This preceding article was quoted in part for a great suggestion for David in last night’s class at the Roving Imp Theater. To thou, The Onion and John, I offer my thanks.

Tiny Group Festival!

The Roving Imp Tiny Group Festival only received a tiny mention from me recently, but has also been carried in The Kansas City Star: / NYC, Denver improv groups to perform at festival
Roving Imp Theater and Coffee House owner John Robison wants to shine the spotlight on improvisational comedy groups that don’t normally get a lot of festival love.”
My good friend David Rushing has already began to promote the event on his site:
David Prov: The Roving Imp Tiny Group Fest
These are the shows:
“Thursday, Feb. 10, 7pm: New Group Night!
Featuring Jen/Aron, Justin/Patrick, Lady/Boys, and more!

Friday, Feb. 11: 7pm - the Next Big Improv Show,
Lavon & Mavis, Slow Pitch
Friday, Feb. 11: 9pm - Dictionary Soup,
the Cascade, the MixUp Duos

Saturday, Feb. 12: 7pm - All of the Above,
Special Guest Star, Legion
Saturday, Feb. 12: 9pm - Biblioclast,
Screenplayas, the Cascade”
Since I will be appearing in the Next Big Improv Show during the festival, I certainly should be interested in promoting:
The Contestants, ages, and locations

Sylvester Finick, age 19, Kansas City, KS
Chris Hurt, age 32, Merriam, KS
Iniki Jaden, age 17, Kansas City, MO
Matt Massey, age 34, Harrisonville, MO
Derek Ozkal, age 29, Nevada, MO
Cindy Paasch, age 25, Wichita, KS
Christian Robinson, age 32, Seward, NE

Eliminated Contestants

Steve Atwell, age 42, Lee's Summit, MO
(elim (12-10-10)
Jessi Burkette, age 22, Overland Park, KS
(elim. 10-15-10)
Danelle Drury, age 29, Pretoria, South Africa
(elim. 11-12-10)
Dennis Logan, age 54, Concordia, KS
(elim. 10-15-10)
Jim Lynch, age 42, Shawnee, KS
(elim. 1-14-11)

Performances on the following Fridays

Feb. 11, 6 contestants, one eliminated
Feb. 25, 5 contestants, playing for immunity
March 11, 5 contestants, one eliminated
March 25, 4 contestants, one eliminated & remaining three go on to have their own show”
Hey, workshops are also offered:
“Each session has a limited enrollment of 15 max - so please sign up early for the ones you’re interested in (NOTE - new Saturday workshop!):

Fri. 3:00-5:30pm: Scenic Blitzkrieg, with John Robison of the Roving Imp Theater, Bonner Springs

Sat. 1145-215pm: Small Group Workout (the keys to two & three person improv), with Rick Andrews of the Magnet Theater, New York City.

Sat. 230-500pm: Listen (to Yourself!), with Rick Andrews

Sunday 1145-215pm: Real Improv, Real Characters, with Jennifer Dunne of the Magnet Theater, New York City.

Sunday 230-500pm: Let’s Not Fight, with Tim Marks of Improv-Abilities, Kansas City

$35 for one, $40 for two, $45 for three, $50 for four. All proceeds go to the instructor/performers to help cover their travel costs.”
As they say for the Family Guy, “Don’t miss it!”