The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whirlwind weekend 005

Last day of May means that today I need to send off every bill due in mid-June. I have enough money to neither purchase new checks, nor have the amounts automatically withdrawn every month by electronic debit, so I place money orders and mail them.
Saab to restart production after six-week suspensionAutoblog
“Six weeks have passed since Saab was forced to halt production of its 9-3 and 9-5 models in Sweden due to a lack of funds...”
This last weekend was Memorial Day, and I omitted the activities, other than the outdoor grilling done by my father, from my previous post. I have not gone to bed before 3:00 a.m. for last three days, so waking at 6:00 a.m. this morning was strange.
REBECCA BLACK + STAR WARS Friday Parody ‘Primeday’
“PRIMEDAY NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES: The Star Wars crew spoofs Rebecca Black ‘Friday’ in their own version, called ‘Primeday’. Yes...”
On Friday night, I usually go to the home of Denton, and we watched several episodes of this series:
Deadliest Warrior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deadliest Warrior is a television program in which information on historical or modern warriors and their weapons are used to determine which of them is the ‘deadliest’ based upon tests performed during each episode. The show is characterized by its use of the data compiled in creating a dramatization...”
None of the first four match-ups made sense to me, especially when the difference between the two combatants was continents as well as hundreds to thousands years.
‘Why Don’t Students Like School?’ Well, Duhhhh… | Psychology Today
“Children don’t like school because they love freedom. By Peter Gray...”
I have only seen five episodes, so I can hardly opine on the entire series.
AMI - Mustache History
“American Mustache Institute - Protecting the rights of, and fighting discrimination against, mustached Americans by promoting the growth, care, and culture of the mustache.”
Yakuza vs Mafia”, which featured two teams of five instead of one-on-one, made at least some historical sense, and “Pirate vs Knight” might have framed the viewing for me on Sunday night of the three Pirates of the Caribbean films at the Roving Imp.
Twitter / Jason Kincaid: “...and, uploaded to Facebook 20 minutes after my tweet, here's some NSFW planking action. ...”
Keira Knightley has much in common with the siege of Troy; she is a wooden horse, like your girlfriend.
X-ray video of lapping in a dog
“Contrary to published accounts, dogs do not scoop liquids into their mouths with a spoon-shaped cavity that forms in the ventral surface of a backwardly...”
Unlike in Pirates, my sisters have yet to lose their souls in a dice game.
Check out eBay seller Melinda Jackson’s tips on marketing your eBay business!
“Read contributed articles and tips from other eBay sellers at the eBay Ink blog:”
But I suppose that hope always exists.
There’s (Even More) Water on the Moon
“According to a new study out this week, some parts of the moon’s interior may contain similar amounts of water as the outer mantle of the earth.”
Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It’s got electrolytes.”

The Vitruvian Man now has a beer gut, holds beer cans, and wears sandals.
Sometime this weekend, I heard that tautology during Idiocracy on Comedy Central. I was quite tired on Saturday, but later our class show was successful, at least in terms of the quality of our performances.

I am sorry, my mother, that you had to take some trash to the curb this morning as the trash truck was over one block.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

The weekend of Memorial Day is many things in the United States, although all are not necessarily for what the holiday was intended: to honor those who died in the service of their country. This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Big summer movies, summer fashion, outdoor grilling, and swimming pools are all applicable imagery. - Ten Ways to Observe Memorial Day -
In Stores Now
“Find ways to honor a veteran this Memorial Day as the country pays tribute to those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Serving in the Air Force during Vietnam, my father is a veteran, and this weekend is one of the few during which he grills. A close group, my two parents, two younger sisters and I all live in the same house Merriam, Kansas.
Remembering the Fallen at Section 60
“Memorial Day 2011 - In this Original Video we meet a family from Virginia that tells us about the community of survivors that has grown out of Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60.”
I have not gone to bed before 3:00 a.m. for last three days, so waking at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday will be strange.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Headlines can be so misleading

Headlines can be so misleading! I must concede that some articles to which I link on this blog are actually opinions or editorials, and sometimes they are of dubious quality. I have previously written that I do not watch the news. Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will appear later in this post, like your girlfriend. Mostly I do not watch the news because the news is boring as fuck, although I have had no experience by which to fully evaluate the truth of that statement. I can however say that liberal media bias poisons most objective reporting.
What Motivates Climate Change Deniers? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
“Scientific research tells us that climate change is happening. The science of climate change is the basis for many people’s fear about the future. But what motivates people who don’t believe in climate change?”
Let us start with your using a disaster to say, “Look, these storms are proof of global warming.”
Bad allergies: Blame climate change? - The Week
“Climbing temperatures, melting ice caps... and red, itchy eyes? A new study suggests a link between global warming and allergies...”
That is fucking despicable.
South Park: Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow - Randy’s Theory
“As Randy testifies at the State Capitol, scientists prove that global warming is going to strike two days before the day after tomorrow, which is today.”
Okay, that was really my whole argument. Stop being so smug!
South Park: Smug Alert - SUV Tickets
“Kyle’s dad heads to the hardware store to give out fake tickets to people with SUVs in order to raise awareness. This angers the parking lot.”
I also do not like finding things on my car, but I like cats.
funny pictures - I'm gonna live forever!

I can be a sucker for cute things, especially news readers.
PATRIOT Act Passes Senate
“An amendment to the Patriot Act brought up by Ron Wyden who says that the business records provision, which allows the FBI to get businesses, medical offices...”
Pot, paging kettle.
NPR calls RT anti-AmericanRT
“National Public Radio’s syndicated program On the Media discussing the topic of Global Media Wars, portrayed RT as having an extremely confrontational stance when it comes to US, and alleged that the channel perpetrates an anti-American agenda.”
Of course, NPR only reports with a liberal media bias.
Congress Sends Terrorism-Fighting Bill To Obama : NPR
“Congress passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper the law enforcement powers to ensure that individual...”
This adorable video has been circulating the Web.
Cat mom hugs baby kitten
“Thanks to for being the first to write about this video and to for making it viral. And for all nice comments as well. :)”
I also am a fan of The Daily Kitten.
Good Morning Kitten - One Day Some Kittens Came Visiting - May 25, 2011
Headlines can be so misleading.

I don’t know, do you 012

In looking at the last entry in this series, I realized that I forgot to celebrate the 454 on May 24, which would be thirty days passed the same date in April. I have read many more stories since Tuesday that do not necessarily make my brain hurt, but about which I am none the less unsure.
454 - Chevrolet Big-Block engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The big-block was expanded again for 1970 to 454.2 cubic inches (7.4 L) with a 4.251 in (108.0 mm) bore and 4 in (100 mm) stroke. The 1970 Chevy Corvette LS5 version of this engine produced 390 hp (291 kW) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m), and the LS6 engine was rated at 450 hp (340 kW). It has been suggested...”

Although a smaller Pontiac engine was likely used in the film, a larger 455 was available for the Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit. I should have celebrated this on Wednesday, but I was otherwise occupied.
455 - Pontiac V8 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“For 1970, the 428 bore was expanded .030" to 4.155 inches (105.5 mm), combined with a 4 7⁄32 (107.16mm) stroke, yielding a total displacement of 457.6 cu in (7.499 L). Oldsmobile and Buick also had '455' inch engines about the same time. For the 1970 model year variants of the engine became available...”

Of course I only know that because of a show on History. Hey, E.J. and Ellen were talking about this this morning on NewsRadio 980 KMBZ:
Proof Positive: Nearly 1 In 5 Drivers Unfit For the Road
“If you’re like me, you take great delight in complaining about other drivers. There’s a guilty pleasure waiting for those of us who snipe, snarl, and generally criticize and complain about the driving habits of others. Now, we may have empirical proof that our superior driving skills...”

I have taken an occasion or two to complain about other drivers on this blog. I have also complained about spam.
The Evolution of Spam - An Email Marketing Infographic - B2B Marketing
“Infographic that shares the evolution of spam and best practices to avoid looking like an email marketing spammer.”

Perhaps no one likes spam, especially false job offers.

“May 25, 2011

RE: Interview of Christopher Hurt

Lionheart Assurance Solutions, LP, Overland Park Region Potential Skills Match: Senior Account Executive, Major Accounts Specialist, Small Business Consultant (Outside B2B Sales)

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Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011. Once the webinar is complete, if there appears to be a solid compatibility then we will have the opportunity to speak personally.

PLEASE NOTE: We are contacting you because our initial research indicates that you may be an ideal candidate for professional corporate sales. If you feel we have contacted you in error, there is no reason for you to attend a webinar. Please simply scroll to the bottom of this email and click the opt-out link to be permanently removed from further consideration.

The only equipment you will need to attend this interview is a computer with an Internet connection and speakers.


Register for an online interview by selecting only one time from the secure links below:

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Your webinar interview could take up to an hour and a half. Please plan accordingly.

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Roughly 80 percent of the public is locked out of the legal system due to cost. According to the National Resource Center for Consumers of Legal Services, "Even law abiding Americans will encounter a potential legal situation an average of four to six times per year." Employees who have problems off the job, bring those problems with them on the job. This costs the employer in lost productivity, which impacts their bottom line. The unique employee benefit plans we provide enhance worker productivity by helping employees keep their focus on their work instead of on personal problems.

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All additional details will be discussed during your interview.

Thank you in advance,

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Lionheart Assurance Solutions, LP

Overland Park Region

Lionheart Assurance Solutions, LP Corporate Office | 1600 Lake Air Drive | Waco | TX | 76710 | (855) LIONHEART (546-6432)

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To waste on another ‘buy from us in order to sell to others’ scheme, I have neither the confidence in my abilities, nor the money, nor the naivete, nor the time. At least this is a scam according to this site:
Lionheart Assurance Solutions | Rip-off Report: 511666
“Lionheart Assurance Solutions False Marketing Seattle, Washington”
Let us suppose that my adding too many items to the news feed in a short ten minutes was seen by unidentified friend as spam; this was most logically why I was unfriended again a few days ago. I don’t know, do you?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tornadic activity

When he had dinner at the home of Governor Sam Brownback, my friend Denton joked that because the state of Kansas had not been experiencing severe weather, that state of Kansas must have been exporting severe weather, especially tornadoes. Late last month the governor also took a few moments at the start of his speech to speak about the natural disasters in the southern U.S.:
Governor Brownback Legislative Priorities Press Conference
“Governor Sam Brownback holds a media availability to discuss priorities for the remaining days of the legislative session ...”
We had a tornado warning in the area of Kansas City on Wednesday.
Tornadoes have touched ground in KC area
“There were at least four reported tornado touchdowns in Johnson, Jackson and Cass counties, according to authorities.”
We complied and took shelter in designated areas for about an hour. At 12:15 CDT, the warning was allowed to expire, which cloud conditions do not necessarily dictate. We later complied and returned to our normal activities.
“The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for Johnson County, Kan.”
Some areas of Missouri were not so fortunate. Sedalia was damaged on Wednesday.
Tornadoes dip, dash over an anxious region -
“For several hours Wednesday, tornadoes scared two states already raw from the Joplin disaster. One tornado tore into Sedalia, Mo., while others dipped suddenly out of rain clouds and hopped at least a half-dozen times across the Kansas City area.”
Many deaths and terrible destruction had already happened in Joplin on Sunday.
List of 232 missing from Joplin is released
“More than 230 people remain unaccounted for four days after the deadliest single tornado in more than six decades tore through the middle of Joplin, Missouri officials said today.”
Denton has family near Joplin and is joining a work crew this weekend.
Before And After: A Bird's-Eye View Of Joplin -
“Click on the headline for an interactive look at the destruction caused by the Joplin tornado.”
Of course, one also should know how to talk to one’s children.
How to handle children’s questions about scary news. . The Parent Show . PBS Parents | PBS
“Tornadoes. Tsunamis. Terrorists. There’s certainly no shortage of scary stories in the news. So, what can you do if your child starts asking questions that you’re not prepared to answer? Have no fear! Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop, has some simple strategies ...”
Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stale zaniness 008

Twitter / Chris Pirillo: “I bet @Oprah’s final episode will conclude with her waking up next to Bob Newhart and exclaiming it was all just a dream.”
Double Take ‘Toons: Soap Oprah? : NPR
“After 25 years on the air, Emmy and Academy Award Winner Oprah Winfrey will tape her last show today. Cam Cardow looks at the hoopla and Mike Smith, the impact of the Media giant’s departure on her fans.”
I offer for the record: I have never been her fan, I welcome her departure, and I wish a speedy recovery to the affected or infected.
Oprah Winfrey: We will miss you
“Today is the last Oprah show in the history of television. To us in Opera this is really sad news. As a tribute to Oprah and her fans, we've been digging in our mailbox in order to give you Opera’s ‘Best of Oprah mails to Opera’ best of.”
Live Blogging Oprah’s Final Show
“Well, Oprah’s final show is here. Depending on your level of Oprah love, it’s time to either get out your tissue box or your vomit...”
The time is for me to get out my vomit.
Why did Oprah matter?
“Unlike so many trumped-up celebrations of famous people, the three-day farewell to Oprah Winfrey...”
Come on, people, please find a better way to waste your time:
South Park: Crack baby Athletic Association - Preview: Hear Us Out
“Cartman discusses his plan to help out those poor babies addicted to crack.”
Facebook, you really need to stop your being such a distraction. I am trying to write a request for an academic transcript. I will likely never know who has unfriended me this time.
Has Your Facebook Profile Made This #1 Mistake?
“You might be missing out on a golden opportunity to plug your fan page right at the top of your profile.”
The problem could be that your Cadillac is just a dressed-up Chevrolet.
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Parking Assist Stopped Working
“My 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT was rear-ended and I had it repaired at a good body shop. They replaced everything including sensors in the bumper, wiring, and module. They can’t figure it out. What else could be wrong? Read on to learn more about this truck trend garage article from the truck and SUV...”
Tenderloin Technology Lab, newly refurbished
“The Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL), a partnership between St. Anthony Foundation and San Francisco Network Ministries, unveiled a newly refurbished...”
This was not quite as delicious as the name would imply, Cheese & Burger Society.
Final Minutes Of Last Harry Potter Movie To Be Split Into Seven Separate Films
“Warner Bros. will re-cut the last four minutes of The Deathly Hollows: Part 2 and stretch it into seven films so fans can enjoy the Harry Potter franchise for another decade.”
Yeah, sorry, The Onion, but John Robison and David Rushing already broke this story:
BREAKING: Enraged 500-Foot Bin Laden Emerges From Sea
“ATLANTIC OCEAN—Multiple sources have now confirmed that Osama bin Laden, thought to have been killed and buried at sea weeks ago, has emerged from the Atlantic Ocean, rising to the tower height of 500 feet.”
Twitter / MC Thumbtack: “Thought Towel Day was Wear a Towel To Work Day and every time I bend over I have to tell my coworkers ‘Don’t panic!’”
Scion xB Named as 2011 Car With The Best Resale Value
“The Scion xB has been named by Kiplinger as having the best resale value in the Under $20,000 category of 2011 car models.
Fortunately Aston Martin makes something much better:
Aston Martin V12 Zagato heads from Villa d‘Este to the race trackAutoblog
“Aston Martin V12 Zagato – Click above for high-res image gallery Some concepts debut at an auto show and are never heard from again.”
Does anyone else suddenly want some Hardee’s?
Cheezburger CEO Planning WordPress-Style News 2.0 Software
“Once you’ve built an empire of funny cat pictures and other user-generated comedy ephemera, what do you do next? Ben Huh, CEO of the sprawling Cheezburger network of comedy websites, has begun discussing a side-project he’s working on called The Moby Dick Project.”
LOL >> The Incorrect Physics of My Little Pony [VIDEO]
“Yep, you read that headline right. Here's a 10-minute video of a student explaining to his class why the physics in My Little Pony is totally wrong.”
Yes, I love The Hub!
Help Imo’s support military families!
“In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Imo’s is running a special Check-in for Charity Deal through Facebook. For the entire month of May, Imo’s will donate $1 per Facebook check-in* to Operation Shower, a nonprofit organization that throws baby showers for expecting military families in deployment...”
Hey, Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape, thank you for the free download! I will be using the iTunes once I am home!
Mixed Tape » Your platform for new talents and free mp3s!
“Instant mood boost guaranteed: Our latest Mixed Tape ‘Violet Vibes’ boats the crème of new international talents, from poppy experiments to the smoothest of hip-hop. So, are you ready for some addictive sounds?”
Whether I am ready for some addictive sounds depends on what your definition of addictive sounds is.
William Jefferson Clinton Is Right
“Daniel Foster writes on NRO: Bill Clinton fears that the Democrats are going to stand pat on Medicare, and implicitly admits that they are using the issue to fear-monger for short-term political gain. Bill Clinton. When the two met backstage at a debate on the debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation...”
Let us suppose for the moment that you are correct.
Washington D.C. politicians play ‘Bush Blame Game’ on debt and deficits | Don’t Put It On Our Tab
“Influential liberal blogger Ezra Klein writes, ‘In other words, cut the financial crisis and the major initiatives from the Bush-era out of the picture, and we’d be in pretty good shape. In fact, we’d be in great shape.’”
Telling the truth does not validate your politics.
Obama to Palestinians: Seeking statehood in UN a ‘mistake’ - Christians United for Israel
“Speaking in London, US president says conflict rests on 4 points: Borders, security, refugees, J’lem; second two points require ‘wrenching concessions’; says Hamas still not partner for peace.”

Now that the moment has passed, you are in fact wrong again.

President Obama suffers royal toast mishap
“‘God Save the Queen’ starts early during President Obama’s toast to the Queen meaning no one can drink until the music stops.”
The Radio Equalizer: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calls radio host Laura Ingraham a ‘slut.’
“‘And what do the Republicans thinking about? They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her ...’”

PRIOR Design takes on the Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet

ILM - The Magic Behind the VFX of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
“ILM Visual Effects Supervisor discusses the visual effects of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”
Discovery HD Theater :: TV Listings :: Motorweek at the New York International Auto Show
Rebellion R1k Ultima GTR by Jon Olsson
“In February we showed sketches and renders of Jon Olsson’s latest project: Rebellion R1k. Now after 6 months of development the Rebellion R1k is finished.”
Sony Pictures Shows ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Some Love, Releasing a New Teaser Poster
NOVA | Secrets of the Parthenon
“How did the ancient Athenians build this near-flawless icon of Greece’s Golden Age?”
Twitter / Jeff Dunham: “WALTER: The only way Lady Gaga would shock me now is if she wore a t-shirt, jeans, and some flip-flops.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MBH - my brain hurts 012

In order to not need to drive across town, principally to ITT Tech, I must again learn to facsimile my request for an academic transcript. The Tolstoys of Orlick, WA should just ask the JWs All Along the Watchtower about BBC America soon airing Battlestar Galactica.
Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Commercial on Climate Change
“This ad is part of the ‘We Can Solve It’ global warming ad campaign sponsored by former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection. It is no ...”
Who are you? Who have you become, Newt Gingrich?
Faux Conservative Newt Gingrich Defends ObamaCare Mandate
“Newt Gingrich defends the individual health insurance mandate. by Daniel Sayani”
I found the following when I was looking up lyrics:
Don’t Miss Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover finale!
“Tune in May 24 starting at 12pm EST to see if Amy or Annamarie will win Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover -- one of the biggest makeovers in history! Who are yo...”
Wow, I am at work, but Joshuaa certainly will be watching to celebrate his happy birthday.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

that‘s my starting issue 001

Wow, so much has happened and is happening. The word of the day is eschatology. A friend in the Libertarian Party has also shared some links, which I would also like to share here.
Americans Are Living In 1984
“The White House’s ‘death of bin Laden’ story has come apart at the seams. Will it make any difference that before 48 hours had passed the story had changed so much that it no longer bore any resemblance to President Obama’s Sunday evening broadcast and has lost all credibility?”
Thinking critically has traditionally been difficult for me.
Repeal the ‘Patriot’ Act
“The Democrat-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House are scheming to sneak through another renewal of the freedom-stealing ‘Patriot’ Act while the American public is not paying attention.”
50 Things Every American Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy
“Right now, we are witnessing a truly historic collapse of the economy, and yet most Americans do not understand what is going on. One of the biggest reasons ...”
Top Court Rules For Police In Warrantless Search : NPR
“The Supreme Court has further refined its rules on searching someone’s home without permission or a warrant. The court ruled in favor of Kentucky police who mistakenly knocked at and broke down the wrong door, in the course of chasing a suspect. They arrested a man they hadn’t been pursuing, but who ...”
Okay, yes, I just need to listen, and that‘s my starting issue.

YBH - your brain hurts 006

To feed my wild side, I bought some Jack Link’s Beef Jerky at QuikTrip because I had a coupon for one dollar off the price of a 3.25-oz. bag. The stories of somnambulism from my friends bring new meaning, “I could do this in my sleep,” and Sunday we watched some Sons of Anarchy.
Apple to Customer Service: Don’t Help Our Customers with Malware
“You’d like to think that customer service is out to serve the customers (you), right? Not exactly! After an unusually broad spread of Mac Defender, a piece of OS X malware, Apple is telling customers they’re on their own. The order, straight from an internal memo to Apple’s customer support reps,...”
If you think that I might actually know something about that, then you are terribly misguided.
Governor Brownback Legislative Priorities Press Conference
“Governor Sam Brownback holds a media availability to discuss priorities for the remaining days of the legislative session ...”
“What’s YOUR opinion of his priorities?”
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Regrets Republicans Lack ‘Courage’ to Raise Taxes
“NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Sunday conceded ‘Paul Ryan has shown considerable guts’ with his Medicare plan, but she declared liberal Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen is ‘correct that nobody on the Republican side is showing any courage on the tax front. And unless taxes are part of the mix,’ NBC...”
Yes, and you were obviously a judge in the pageant for the casting of ‘Miss Guiding Light’.
Broadcaster silent as Judgment Day hours tick by
“With no sign his forecast of Judgment Day arriving on Saturday has come true, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent.”
Melina Kanakaredes could also be ‘Miss Guiding Light’; before CSI: NY she starred in Providence.
Robert Fitzpatrick reacts to doomsday false alarm
“Times square May, 21 2011 6:05. None of the people talking were me.”
Truly the Majority Against ObamaCare exists, however.
Even Pelosi’s Own Constituents Don’t Like Government Healthcare Takeover | Texas GOP Vote
“NRCC - Although Heath Shuler refuses to repeal the Democrats’ job-destroying government takeover of healthcare, even businesses located in his party leader’s San Francisco district are now looking for ways out of its ruinous effects. Shuler will now have to defend his vote to continue implementing ...”
Trust me to awkwardly adapt the “Theme from Shaft” by substituting Melina Kanakaredes for the title character.
How North Koreans get their laughs
“By reinterpreting Communist propaganda party slogans, North Koreans show their sense of humor as well as their growing dislike of the Kim Jong Il regime.”
David Rushing commented on my status, “Who’s the sly dog who can make Shaft awkward in a fog like a chicken doing a hog? Chris!”
9 Words You’ve Used Today With Bizarre Criminal Origins
“Apparently, English is actually just a mishmash of grunts and shrieks assembled haphazardly from the crude dialects of hobos, gypsies and rapists.”
This is a violation:
Entry-level Maserati sedan to feature a Chrysler engine - report
“According to Car and Driver, the sedan is being developed alongside the 2012 Quattroporte and will feature Pininfarina styling. More interestingly, the car is rumored to ride on an aluminum-intensive chassis and offer optional all-wheel drive.”
Except for one dream last night, all of my dreams were just the same: nightmares.
» Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war...
“The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.”
Thinking critically has traditionally been difficult for me.
Government to Tap the Federal Retirement Funds to Run Government
“The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government lost its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt.”
Having been told that it’s okay to laugh, I will now crackle maniacally.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Botch-fest 020

The University has recently provided me with more than enough about which to complain, and I have made a few mistakes lately in dealing with them. To be clear, I stand with Christians United for Israel. Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will appear later in this post, like your girlfriend. With that said, our especially retarded president has fucked up things with Israel:
Obama: Israel must act boldly - Christians United for Israel
“In major policy speech, President Obama says ‘Israel must act boldly to advance lasting peace,’ stresses status quo ‘unsustainable.’ Border between Israel, Palestinian to be based on 1967 lines, he says”
If Obama wanted to bring Israel back to raise the topic of a Palestinian state, the Prime Minister was going to have something to say about it:
Netanyahu slams Obama call for ‘Palestine’ based on ’67 lines - Christians United for Israel
“‘Those borders are not defensible,’ PM rages as he flies off to Washington; Palestinian state must not come ‘at Israel’s expense’; US President urges resumed talks, focused on territory, security.”
Yes, and they had a summit the next day in the United States capital:
Netanyahu meets Obama, rejects 1967 border proposal
“Obama and Netanyahu met at the White House a day after the US president endorsed a longstanding Palestinian demand on the 1967 borders for their future state; both leaders acknowledge difference between their positions.”
Yes, and our especially retarded president has wisely planned backpedaling:
Obama expected to make reconciliatory speech to AIPAC - Christians United for Israel
“Softer tone likely after fallout from reference to 1967 lines; AIPAC circulates letter asking participants to be respectful of speakers.”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where was this 010

Well, like your girlfriend, I seem to be recovering nicely from my emotional slump. Now the University is saying that I am missing a few more required classes. I will have to make some calls for transcripts tomorrow, principally to ITT Tech. Tonight I watched some episodes from this series:
“Watch the latest episodes of STEINS;GATE on Crunchyroll now. Steins; Gate follows an eclectic group of individuals who have the ability to send text messages to the past. However throughout their experimentation process, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel...”
Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice
“Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there...”
Of course as soon as you said that, you gotta know that I was going to read Star Trek IV Script from The Computer Core Dump.
Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips
“This is one of 3 Schoolhouse Rock! shorts that were never released to the public until 30 years after they were made.”
Does anyone know where to find an IBN 5100?
Infographic: The End of the Computer as We Know It | News & Opinion |
“The personal computer has gone through a lot of changes since the first integrated circuit was invented in 1958.”
Hey, Kimberly, I just found a BrainStorm Quick Start Card for Microsoft® Windows® 7; I might now be able to answer your query.
Vitality: Good News About Health, Happiness and Productivity
“Firm Up The Bottom Line Strong gluteal muscles play a key role in balance, lower body strength, and endurance. These exercise routines can help.”
♫ I don’t want to work
I just want to bang on the drum all day
Grooming: How to bodygroom? - Braun
“Learn all about men’s grooming and how to bodygroom with basic tips on shaving the armpits, chest and other areas.”
Sure thing, I’d LOVE to help you move out of your two bedroom apartment! - The Oatmeal
Japan dresses down to save power
“Vending machines and heated toilet seats will be turned off and salarymen will swap their suits for Hawaiian shirts and shorts as Japan prepares for a summer of power shortages.”
Cameras Capture What Children Eat At School
“How do parents track everything their children are eating in school? Take a picture of it on a calorie camera.”
Saturday Night Live has not been any good in decades.
ThunderCats - Teaser Trailer [HQ]
“Think you know ThunderCats? Think again! Check out this AWESOME first look at the all-new ThunderCats, coming this summer to Cartoon Network!”
Hey, I wonder if Thor is thunderwhelming, loudly underwhelming.
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE - First Look Trailer
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE coming to FOX Midseason 2012! Follow on Twitter. ‘Like’ on Facebook.”
LOL >> Superman in England [Cartoon]
Crunchyroll - News
“The 14th Annual Plastic Model Exhibition was held at Japanese Paper Museum Ino Towon in Ino-cho, Kochi, from May 8 to 15. It was hosted by the three local model clubs in the Shikoku island, Tosa Model club (Kochi), Freedom (Kochi), and Sanuki Modelers (Kagawa). According to the Tosa Model Club’s ...”
NBC Debuts Grimm Trailer -
Justin Halpern’s Dad Reacts to the Canceling of ‘Sh*t My Dad… -
Sh*t My Dad Says was a quick read and a pretty good book. The T.V. show, however, was borderline unwatchable. Which isn’t much of a surprise…”

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Humor vampirism 001

As my family well knows, I have a tendency to suck away all the fun and humor by encouraging the bickering with, and among, my sisters. When among friends, I often suck away all the humor by forcing a pun. Nearly a year ago, I also sucked away all the humor by discussing grammar. I am often unknowingly quite hilarious at other times.
Here I am sucking away all the humor with a correction:
Twitter / Christopher Hurt: “Don’t you mean Glenn Beck? RT @chicineverycity: @OffOurChest what does #buzkill make you think of? glen beck”

Twitter / off our chests: “@chris_m_hurt @chicineverycity typos can be such a buzzkill.”

Twitter / Jessica: “@OffOurChest @chris_m_hurt werd.”

Twitter / Jessica: “@chris_m_hurt I’m from PA... embarrassing. I’m embracing your philosophy & assuming Toomey’s crazy reflects poorly on me. #yayegocentrism
Toomey, Top Republicans: Not Raising The Debt Ceiling? No Biggie!
“Top Republicans in Congress are advancing the idea that allowing the U.S. to default on its debts for a short amount of time will be fairly harmless, and is a far better option than lifting the debt ceiling sans dramatic spending cuts.”
Twitter / Christopher Hurt: “@OffOurChest @chicineverycity Actually, I thought that my pointing out the error was itself a bit of a #buzkillTwitter / off our chests: “@chris_m_hurt @chicineverycity oh, it was. but truth is truth, and it must be spoken. :)”
Here I am sucking away all the humor by forcing a pun:
The title of the following website suggests the addition of the primary consonant of the privateer, which in turn suggests a new nick-name for a different friend Jessie:
“[Preggster Jessie] is not only pregnant, she is very pregnant ...”
... ... .... ... ...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A second out of phase 001

Before seeing to Tantrum with Loaded Dice on Friday at the Westport Coffee House, I was proven correct when I expected that Imo’s Pizza should ironically be free of weepy teens and hipsters; indeed no “emo” people were there. Unfortunately, the audience was too small for the show, so they refunded our tickets and gave us coupons to see a free show.
This was indeed a rather large dog, which might be called a cow in other parts of the country.
Two months ago, co-worker invited me to a cook-out at his house. The event was the same time as the shows at the Roving Imp on Saturday. My sister Pamela came long. I had fun conversations, and ate plenty of bratwursts and turkey burgers. The weather was somewhat cooler than usual.

I find myself again feeling a second out of phase. A week has passed since my last improv class. The ordeal with my on-line class has emotionally drained me, and I have not looked at enough headlines related to automobiles to distract me from the exhaustion. This morning I have been coughing and sneezing too much. I will be glad to leave work early today for my doctor’s appointment.
Experimental Philosophy
“Find out when new studies sponsored by the APA and Yale Cognitive Science become available!”
The Chevrolet Caprice PPV, the Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus will soon become available for police use.
LA Sheriff’s Department tests new police cruisers, compiles findings in 174-page reportAutoblog
“2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car – Click above for high-res image gallery Curious about the latest crop of cop cars? The Los Angeles Sheriff...”
An Autocar article, “A week in a Mini E,” suggests that no purely electric vehicle is good for traveling long distances.
Nissan Leaf Nismo RC gets on-track shakedownAutoblog
“Nissan Leaf Nismo RC - Click above to watch video after the jump Nissan has yet to figure out exactly where the company will campaign its...”
This man has yet to figure out exactly how he will campaign.
World Net Daily: Newt Gingrich is a Liberal
“There’s simply no polite way to say this: Newt Gingrich is a liberal. - Gingrich has completely disqualified himself from consideration by any conservative Republican.”
Accent, you ain’t the thankfully good Chevy Cruze.
2012 Hyundai Accent: cheaper and better equipped
“The Accent Hyundai presented at this year’s Montreal Auto Show took everyone by surprise, a completely redesigned and frankly great product, both from an aesthetic and mechanical point of view.”
An interesting point of view, Nifer recently wondered if she could live without sleep. Such a premise was once used for the villain in Die Another Day, and the Aston Martin and Jaguar cars were also very nice.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Botch-fest 019

Following the instructions of my academic adviser, I have regrettably had to withdraw from my on-line class. I submitted my institutional application late to the Department of Financial Aid, who subsequently lost the electronic copy of the form. I resubmitted the form, but I was disenrolled from the course on Friday. In order for me to not owe for the course, I was advised to drop the course. I regret that I have not been able to contribute to the class discussions. I did not understand that my responsibility was to purchase the textbook ahead of the class. When I have an appointment with a doctor requiring a blood test and property taxes due on my car, I do not know how I will be able to purchase the book ahead of the next term.
This has been an unmitigated disaster.

Unless China already has seen

Unless China already has seen this, they are not going to see it now!
FOX News: Tail of Chopper Disabled, Blown Up in Bin Laden Raid to Be Returned to U.S., Sen. John Kerry Says
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Web Wanderings 021

Although Denton and I have actually not reviewed any algebra this afternoon, You Don’t Know Jack did include a question about factorials. Earlier, we were looking at The Blaze, a news site associated with Glenn Beck, and read, “The worst political ad ever.”
‘I Have Issues…I’m Korean!’: CA Dem Under Fire for ‘Offensive’ Campaign Ads
“Diane Ellis of writes: Dan Adler is just one of many Democrats angling for California’s 36th District Congressional seat freshly vacated by Jane Harman. But Adler‘s got something the other candidates don’t: a line of shocking, politically incorrect, and arguably offensive political advertisements.”
Three other ads are also shown on the page, and two include an appearance from the spouse and alternately the son of John Astin, who was noted for his catch phrase on Night Court:

Those web wanderings were not like my most recent on-line course which has been an unmitigated disaster.
After tornadoes, junk donations become challenge
“Relief officials inundated with donations after the flurry of twisters that killed more than 300 people across the South are sorting through the broken toys and used underwear they don’t need while hunting for places to store mountains of vital supplies like canned food. ”
A friend observes, “I’ll never forget when I was in Honduras helping unload a crate for the needy, it was mostly garage sale castoffs... why would the AIDS hospital need a box of old tangled wigs?”

Botch-fest 018

Nothing apparently matters because the Department of Financial Aid in Phoenix lost the electronic copy of my institutional application that I completed on May 3.

I read that the institutional application was missing on Thursday evening, so I completed another institutional application on site on Friday, but by then they had already administratively withdrawn me from the course for nonpayment.

Right now I know neither what I should try to do anymore nor whether I should try to do anything anymore. God, I hate them so much.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th, is not one of my irrational fears. Any time that the first day of a month appears on a Sunday on your calendar, the thirteenth day will be a Friday, and I welcome having payday earlier than the fifteenth day of the month.
Robert Johnson At 100, Still Dispelling Myths
“Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Johnson. Despite hardy rumors that the bluesman sold his soul to the devil, Johnson’s most important legacy is his mastery of recorded music.”
His legendary character was in O Brother Where Art Thou?
Pixar’s Cars 2 Uses J-Pop’s Perfume Song Worldwide
“‘Polyrhythm’ song to be featured on soundtrack in U.S. & other countries”
Scientists pay close attention to new brain findings
“If you find you are easily distracted, the explanation may be that.... HEY. BACK OVER HERE. As I was saying, if you find you are easily distracted, it ...”
Last night you also dreamed about being photographed in front of a big prop box of Mueslix?
‘CARS 2’ Star Larry the Cable Guy to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver For the Coca-Cola 600
“Blue-collar comedian and the voice of Mater in the upcoming Disney*Pixar summer comedy CARS 2, Larry the Cable Guy will ‘git-r-done’ as the honorary pace-car driver for the 52nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
The Red Bull Racing Team has doomed us.
Kasey Kahne 4th, Brian Vickers 34th in NASCAR Cup race at Darlington.
“Kasey Kahne started on pole, led a race-high 124 laps and finished 4th in Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington. Brian Vickers was 34th.”
We are doomed.
Is this the end of dark matter?
“An experiment designed to catch a few WIMPs, the particles that are meant to make up dark matter, has failed to detect any sign of them. Galaxies should be flying apart.”

We are all doomed.

Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion
“The software giant says that Skype's video-chatting platform will bolster its Kinect and Windows Phone platforms. It will also ‘connect’ Skype users with Xbox Live. Read this blog post by Don Reisinger on The Digital Home.”
Before going to Wendy’s, I went to SureWest Communications, and found the bill to be $30 higher than last month.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

You can walk or deny 002

A friend finds my blog to be entertaining, so I may now say, “I update my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.” I am doing another study with Delve today. Once I am paid for that, I will know how the numbers for the fuel consumption of my Chevy Cavalier have improved.
Kansas Blasted By Unusual May Heatwave
“TOPEKA, Kan. -- A wave of unseasonable heat is keeping much of Kansas in its grip, and it’s not expected to let go until rain and thunderstorms move into the state. Tuesday, May 10, 2011.”
Yes, my car has been using fuel more efficiently because of warmer temperatures. Instead of Java Jazz, I met Denton yesterday in the cafeteria, and I can no longer hear Obama over Cheech and Chong, thank God.
What President Obama’s immigration speech tells us about 2012 - The Fix - The Washington Post
“How President Obama’s speech on immigration in Texas is indicative of the broader themes of his reelection campaign.”
Obama should not be talking about the American dream, when he is doing nothing other than destroying it.
ALERT: Facebook Chat Hijackers Keep Attacking
“Chat hijackers continue their assault on our accounts, promising applications that show us who looks at our profiles in an attempt to lure us to malware. Don’t click!”
I once unfriended someone whose account was infected.
10 Reasons Why You Got Unfriended on Facebook
“Learn how to keep from getting unfriended on Facebook with this list of ‘what not to do’ examples.”
Only a genius would know why I have been unfriended.
Scientists Find Einstein’s ‘Missing Inch’ | Dr. Kaku’s Universe | Big Think
“Physicists at Stanford, who have spearheaded the billion-dollar Gravity Probe B mission, have announced that they have found Einstein’s missing inch, once again proving the correctness of general relativity.”
Your girlfriend likes my kind of pole.
Poll: Men Ages 18 to 24 Spend Two Hours a Week Watching Porn -
“A recent survey in the U.K. revealed that 18- to 24-year-old men are watching, on average, two hours of porn each week. That total seems a little high,…”
Four years ago, I saved all the porn that I would ever need, so I no longer need to dredge.
Attackers Use Google Image Search to Distribute Malware
“Attackers are now using Google’s image search to distributed malware, security experts say. Thousands of sites have reportedly been compromised by code injection--the malicious code redirects users to fake anti-virus applications.”
But I did not use Carbonite.
3 Reasons That Online Backup Use Is Up 380%
In 2009, an F-Secure survey revealed that 44% of Internet users failed to do any sort of backup whatsoever. But times have changed. A new F-Secure poll of 609 Internet users finds that only 14% of users do not make regular backups—a 68% decrease in less than two years.
For two years I have been on Facebook.
I recently mentioned to David and John that a purpose of this blog is also to chronicle links which I share.
The House That Del Built
“The Intellectual Musings of an Improv Wonk.”
Stealth choppers played key role in bin Laden raid, but some secrets may have been exposed
“WASHINGTON — Secret until now, stealth helicopters may have been key to the success of the Osama bin Laden raid. But the so-far-unexplained crash of one of the modified Black Hawks at the scene apparently compromised at least some of the aircraft’s secrets.”
If this summer’s movie posters told the truth - Movie Feature -
NSA Gathers 4x the Amount of Info than the Library of Congress, Daily
“The National Security Agency is the geekiest of the spy shops. The NSA is responsible for gathering and parsing information from around the world, usually electronic data. At ReadWriteWeb, we’re no strangers to big data, in fact we’re fans. But sometimes you come face to face with facts and figures ...”
Twitter / jeffalopolis: “On the bright side, I got a Rammstein shirt from my friend because it’s European Cut and he’s American Cut so it won’t fit him :D”
Rammstein - Ich tu dir weh - Video Oficial HD (Lyrics y Traducción)
“Rammstein - Ich tu dir weh. Audio sin modificar (el mejor audio en youtube por el momento) Lyrics y traducción. Disfruten y Comenten!...”
At QuikTrip, my Chevy Cavalier posted 28.938 miles per gallon or 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You can walk or deny 001

The title of this post came from my misunderstanding of some Japanese lyrics in a m.o.v.e song, which was included on an older mix CD. A keen observer, like your girlfriend, will likely note a few country and western songs on my current mix CD. I recently did a paid study about country and western music at Delve, with whom I am doing another study tomorrow.
Video: Will Ferrell Continues To Threaten Conan O’Brien’s Beard -
“Will Ferrell is going to be a guest on Conan on May 2. Throughout this entire week, Conan has been showing web-cam messages from Ferrell threatening…”
From its original version, I have modified an unacknowledged quote from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, “I love Delve. Delvey, Delve, Delve.”
Moe Moe Cthulhu Encyclopedia
“Do you love Japanese stuff? JBOX is a wonderful toybox of things from Japan, with Japanese anime goods, Bento boxes, manga artbook, apparel, and more! You’ve got a friend in Japan!”
As mentioned in a recent post on his blog, my friend Denton needs some help to finance his summer archeological trip to Honduras, so please donate here:
Online Payment, Merchant Account - PayPal
“PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay online without revealing your credit card number.”
Thank you for your time.

This is senseless 004

This is senseless.
Photo of baby getting patted down by TSA agents at Kansas City International Airport goes viral - NBC Action News
This is senseless.
VIDEO: Gay Guy Hits a Few Women on NYC Subway -
“So being gay apparently makes it O.K. to hit women. Or at least that what the idiot in this video apparently thinks. He likes penis, they like penis,…”
This is senseless.
Toy Story’s Woody Co-opted for TV Ad Promoting ‘Gay’ Lifestyle
“Woody, the cartoon cowboy from the popular Toy Story movie franchise, is being co-opted to endorse homosexuality in a new Google Chrome ad. by Dave Bohon”
This is senseless.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day late, ... short

I don’t have to be genuinely clever, because I have radio, TV and the Internet. Dan Vs. is a show that I love on The Hub, “Ninjas are unparalleled as assassins, but they’ve always scrimped on rental transportation.”
GOP Debaters Rip Into the Regime
“RUSH: Every one of them took it to Obama. Even without some of the so-called front-runners, I came away from this thing very pleased. I was pleased the battle has begun to take shape.”
Can’t we get through Animation Domination without a P.S.A. from Mrs. One Big Ass Mistake America?
CNN Poll: Ron Paul Stands Best Chance Against Obama
“A new CNN poll finds that, of all likely Republican presidential contenders, Ron Paul polls best against Barack Obama. By Michael Tennant”
From You Don’t Know Jack,
“The menu said crème brûlée.
Ron Paul ‘90s newsletters rant against blacks, gays -
“A series of newsletters in the name of GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul contain several racist remarks -- including one that says order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went ‘to pick up their welfare checks.’”
Fake Science: How Can You Remember The Colors In the Rainbow?
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Lyrics, The Impression That I Get Lyrics
Digimon: the Movie Soundtrack Lyrics, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Lyrics - The Impression That I Get Lyrics, Ringtone, Video”
My most previous post contains more stale zaniness than this post; this is fresh from Ebaumsworld:
One Big Ass Mistake America Joke
“If you are the original creator of material featured on this website and want it removed, please contact the webmaster. Copyright © 1998-2011 Viumbe, LLC”
So y‘all advance America similarly to the Obama administration?
Easy Payday Loan Cash Advances at Advance America
“Let Advance America Cash Advance handle all of your payday loan cash advance needs. Get a payday loan online or at one of our many locations.”
“Day late, ... short” was not specifically the inspired by the previous link. I was actually late with the first assignment in my on-line class. Also, when I had finally posted about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Denton observed, “You a little late on that one buddy... but thanks for the heads up.” I am now going to catch up this blog with some links:
May The Fourth Be With You: Happy Star Wars Day!
“I don’t want to stereotype here and say that all geeks are excited about today, but I’m willing to bet that a fair number of you have May 4th marked on the...”


Happy Star Wars Day!
“WATCH OUT FOR SARLACCS | Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sunbathing on the set of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, via BoingBoing. Win Your Very Own Tauntaun Sleeping Bag: To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’re giving away the best piece of merchandise to come out of George Lucas’ films...”
Twitter / Anime Almanac: “FUNi acquires a movie called BIG TITS ZOMBIE. That title is so vague, I wonder what’s it about.”
Cosplay: The All-Leia Edition [Pics]
“Sure, some of you will spend the day LARPing about in your Vader helmets, but I know a certain percentage of fans are here to see scantily-costumed Princess ...”
Twitter / Jill Bernard: “OMG. Today’s only May 4. I had a Taco Night for nothing.”
11 Other Things That Happened On Cinco De Mayo
“May the 5th is mostly remembered for that thing that happened in Mexico blah blah blah margaritas and Corona. Lucky for you there are even more boring facts about this great day to spice up those drunken conversations you are bound to have this evening ...”
On Friday, I was at the Second Annual Roving Imp Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
Cinco de Mayo: Diabetes Style
“How do we keep track of carbs when it’s ‘make your own burrito’ night?”
Also, Thor premiered in theaters.
Marvel Universe - jstephens - Blog - The Thor Cosplay & Costuming Post
“True Believers! With Thor in theaters this Friday, May 6th, I’ve wrangled together a selection of the amazing Marvel fans who’ve donned Thor-inspired costumes. Thanks to the guys and gals over at the SuperHero Costuming Forum for answering the costuming-call! FOR ASGARD!”
Sorry, I am very tired this morning. Also, my family is having a special luncheon for Mother’s Day, so I cannot be there at 11:30.
To Mothers with Love on Mother’s Day -- We at ChildFund couldn’t do our work without mothers. We are humbled by their strength and love for their families.”
For Mother’s Day luncheon, I am now stepping out to Jose Pepper’s. I will try to not embarrass our mother.
Mr. T Treat your mother right
“FUNNY movie of Mr. T singing a song about moms. I don’t remember where I found it but it is truly awesome.”
About the experience, my sister Kimberly said, “You did really well. I’m glad you were there.”