The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Friday, September 30, 2011

Stale zaniness 012

A post about stale zaniness is almost obligatorily necessary at the end of a month, and in wishing you, “Happy National Coffee Day,” I do believe that I might have shared more of such than in the last four months combined. I have even repaired a few older posts with the inclusion of the following:
Holstee Manifesto Poster by Holstee | HOLSTEE
“Please note: Allow 4 weeks for shipment. Each poster is hand printed on a mid-20th century original letter press. It makes for a beautiful print that requires minimal electricity, and mostly...”
Every once in a while, I have a convergence pattern, when things happen at the same time to my benefit. Such was the case with my car at 108,000 miles and my having the money for the fluid service; I had been trying to get service done at the intervals specified in the manual for a while. Such is also the case with hiatus of Roving Imp shows on Wednesdays at the Great Mall of the Great Plains; I can now be at home for the new episodes at 9:00 p.m. instead of staying up until 11:00 p.m.:

‘South Park’ to return on Oct. 5, and all the way through 2013. Kick-ass. |
“A celebratory dinner at Casa Bonita is in order, PopWatchers: The date for the second half of the 15th season of South Park has been...”

Oh My Gosh, Dark Horse Comics, Oh My Gosh!”

Dark Horse To Collect FLCL Manga Omnibus
“Comics and Manga publisher Dark Horse recently twittered a cosplay photo of the FLCL’s bass wielding Haruhara from KumoriCon with the note ‘Look for the FLCL manga omnibus in 2012!’”
octavia vinyl scratch Pictures, Images and Photos
Spin Vinyl Spin!
“It had to be done. Because ponies.”

This is a full-size Lego Ford - BBC Top Gear

“You’ve got to hand it to Cartoon Network’s MAD. They took a heaping handful of inscrutable internet memes, plopped it on top of their new Thundercats show, and made this surrealist smorgasbord that should be all but impenetrable to anyone not in the know.”

Decoding the superhero color palette [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day
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I have now learned that I have been consuming the wrong blend for me.
The experience of one may vary from the following:
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From Jack in the Box, I received a topper for my antenna
and an overall mediocre experience.
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Hardee’s, I will not again forsake you, for thou art in the same area.
I’m sorry.”

News of the day 001

I work and attend class at Johnson County Community College, and I would like to shared related news:

JCCC is again ranked among
top digital community colleges

“Johnson County Community College is again listed among the top-rated community colleges for digital technology by the Center for Digital Education and Converge Magazine. JCCC was also top-ranked in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The annual Digital Community Colleges Survey documents advances made by community colleges in using information technology and recognizes which colleges, as a result, provide a high level of service to their faculty, students and communities.

The survey looked at technology integration into college curriculum and campus life, documenting use of online admissions processes, distance education, technology training for students and faculty, campus security alerts, and use of Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities as well as online tutoring and advisory services. Use of mobile devices was also a key indicator of success.

‘It’s a great honor to be recognized by experts as one of the best in the country.’ said Terry Calaway, president, JCCC. ‘Our faculty, staff and administrators find innovative ways to use technology in and out of the classroom to improve teaching, learning and student support.’

JCCC was listed among the top colleges in the large college category (10,000 students or more).

1st: Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2nd: Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas

3rd: Montgomery County Community College, Tacoma Park, Md.

3rd: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Va.

4th: Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, N.C.

5th: Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Ariz.

6th: Howard Community College, Columbia, Md.

7th: Johnson County Community College

7th: Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Va.

8th: Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Ala.

9th: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Ill.

9th: Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

10th: Delaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington, Del.

10th: LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y.

‘As community college enrollments continue to increase, school leaders are incorporating new technologies to enhance student services and improve course curriculum,’ said Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Education. ‘Expanded distance learning offerings, use of mobile devices, and greater collaboration – among other efforts – demonstrate these winners’ drive to provide students with a high-quality education at a lower cost.’

Winners will be recognized at an awards reception during the League for Innovation in the Community College’s STEMtech conference on Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN.

Information about colleges listed in the mid-sized and small colleges categories can be found here.”


Restaurant group honors JCCC students
and makes pledge to JCCC culinary building

“The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) on Wednesday, Sept. 28, honored industry employees and students studying the business who have gone above and beyond in their roles, at the Gilbert Robinson Lecture Series dinner and awards ceremony.

In addition to the award festivities, the GKCRA presented a $10,000 contribution to Johnson County Community College in support of the new culinary and hospitality building. The GKCRA has pledged a total contribution of $40,000 over the next few years.

The GKCRA recognized 18 area students selected to receive a financial scholarship provided through the association’s Education Foundation, a tax-exempt fund established to support the educational objectives of the association. Of the 18, 11 are students at JCCC. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000 with total distribution of over $21,000 for 2011.

JCCC students receiving scholarships are:

  • Stephen Copeland, 2011 James H. Block Scholarship

  • Yvette Luancing, 2011 Jerry Vincent Scholarship

  • Nathan Haynes, 2011 John Joyce Scholarship

  • Carmaleta Gilmore, 2011 Joe Adelman Scholarship

  • Jessica Glauberman, 2011 GKCRA Scholarship

  • Louis Sgroi, 2011 GKCRA Scholarship

  • Weitang Hu, 2011 GKCRA Scholarship

  • Delci Reimer, 2011 GKCRA Book Grant

  • Tiffany Suekama, 2011 GKCRA Book Grant

  • Jeffrey Maiden, 2011 Ellis Foundation Scholarship

  • James French, 2011 Ellis Foundation Scholarship

The GKCRA is a chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association and Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association serving close to 600 members in the area. The primary objective of the association is to represent, educate, and promote the restaurant and hospitality industries in the Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte, and Kansas counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte.”
Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A second out of phase 007

You know what I miss? Those opportunities to just go for it. Well, as Denton once observed, “You a little late on that one buddy, but thanks for the heads up.”
“Get ready for this guy, Johnson County. Jack in the Box will begin serving jumbo breakfast platters (scrambled eggs, hash brown sticks, mini pancakes and bacon or sausage) and a whole host of other options to Johnson County residents in about 30 minutes.”
I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!
A moé girl in orbit of Earth with the Sun and Space Shuttle behind her.
Students came from advanced 400km |!? Mars (Shizuma) [pixiv
Orange barrel alert:
Major highway shutdown coming

“If you travel I-435 near Quivira, take heed. Major weekend closing events are coming that will significantly alter traffic patterns.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, all eastbound lanes of I-435 from U.S. 69 to I-35 will be closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The entrance ramp from Quivira Road to eastbound I-435 will be closed at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to permit staging of construction equipment.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, all westbound lanes of I-435 will be closed from U.S. 69 to I-35 and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. The entrance ramp from Quivira Road to westbound I-435 will be closed at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to permit staging of construction equipment.

Construction crews are installing two underground concrete storm water drainage systems, which require tearing up I-435 and digging across the roadway. The highway lanes will be rebuilt in time for reopening the following Monday morning.

The highway closings are dependent upon weather.

Alternate routes include:

  • For eastbound I-435, detour via northbound I-35 to 87th Street to southbound U.S. 69 to eastbound I-435.

  • For westbound I-435, detour via northbound U.S. 69 to 87th Street, to southbound I-35 to westbound I-435; or southbound U.S. 69 to 119th Street, west to I-35, then north.

The work is part of a $102 million project to add auxiliary lanes to I-435 between U.S. 69 and Quivira Road. The improvements will help alleviate congestion at I-435 and U.S. 69 interchange.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is administering the project. Overland Park contributed $8 million toward construction costs.”
Oh My Gosh, Jalopnik, Oh My Gosh!”
“It was like a scene out of The Great Escape this weekend at the BMW Car Club of America's driving school. The driver of a Z4 M sports car felt his car behaving ‘squirrely’ on the track so he pulled into the pits.”
My Chevy Cavalier posted 28.069 miles per gallon or 8.349 liters per 100 kilometers at QuikTrip. I am a second out of phase, 007.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An offer that I cannot refuse 010

Hearing “Hare Hare Yukai” was a great way to start a day of learning Windows 7. See the worldwide unveiling of the all-new 2013 Lexus GS.
Infographic: How Brands Reward Loyalty
“Faithful customers not only stay loyal to a brand, they will also steer future business in the right direction. How does a brand thank such ...”
Thank you, Lexus for the free 30-day trial of Pandora One! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See official rules for details:
2011 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s Online Game
Monopoly at McDonald’s is back and it’s an all-new game! Wanna make yourself a winner? Play now!”
1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Sneak a peak at this year’s prizes; the thought of a Nissan 370Z Tuner soothes the sickness brought by the thought of winning a Nissan Leaf.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Need to read again 020

Although a mobile app is available, I used Google Reader through Google. One of the first blogs that I read today, SocialOptimized surveyed some of the nuances of the recent changes to Facebook:

Facebook’s Social Media Makeover -
The Good and the Bad and the Not So Ugly

Source: The Oatmeal

I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summary of Improv Goals 007


In my performances last night, I felt that something was off. My friend Denton observed that I was trying too hard to make puns, so my listening was suffering.
As often as I do improv each week, one would assume that I would update the summary of my goals for my improv more often, and much time has passed since the last update.
My next performance in the second season of the Next Big Improv Show is later next month.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 016

At the Roving Imp, I am still in the Next Big Improv Show. After the fact, I had some doubts about my performances, but the judges liked me, and I first took a chance with my introduction, “I’m Chris, and you’re going to love me!

Source: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Wiki

Friday, September 23, 2011

see what I did there 004

With my sister Kimberly as a witness, I am driving the speed limit, but people on the highway have lately been aggressively passing my car; they at least use the turn signal.
Scientific breakthrough: Physicists at CERN have recorded particles moving faster than light
“Looks like Einstein may have been wrong — An international team of scientists at CERN has just announced that they've recorded neutrino particles traveling faster than the speed of light.”
If the event in any way resembles those in Steins; Gate, then we may cause for concern (see what I did there?).
“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...”

Source for the image above is in the story below.

If The New Facebook Was Honest
“Big week for Mark Zuckerberg: Music Intergration with Spotify! A F8 keynote about the Timeline profile pages and subscribers! Oh, and that overhaul of ...”

Twitter / NBC: “1. Do you know who the new manager of #TheOffice is? 2. Have you ever tried planking? WATCH: ...”

Meet the New Boss
“The Scranton branch has big news: a new boss, new babies on the way, a new catchphrase and a new craze that’s begging to be nipped in the bud.”

Konata says, “Good Job!”

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MBH - my brain hurts 018

The Adult Swim first broadcast the original video animation Fooly Cooly in 2003, and the episodes have recently began to again air three weeks ago at the rate of one per week.
Naota Nandaba - List of FLCL characters - Wikipedia
“Naota Nandaba (ナンダバ・ナオ太, Nandaba Naota?), 12, is the main character. His name is derived from the Japanese word for ‘honesty’. [Unknown] to him, he has the ‘right kind of head’ to be used as an N.O. channel.”

To become political with this post, I would like to quote Naota:
I don’t know where the truth ends and the lies begin.”

Real California Cheese
NewsBusted 9/20/11
“Topics in today’s show: --Bad poll numbers are fueling speculation that Obama is too depressed to run for reelection --Democrats are spinning the GOP pickup ...”
Owners will exalt the Chevy Silverado or extol the virtues of Ram over Ford Trucks, but pickup trucks are nonpartisan in themselves, just as this article appears to be nonpartisan:
Old debate over raising rich’s taxes plays out on new landscape
“On Monday, President Obama arrived at the place that many presidents reach when a recession won’t quit: He went after the rich.”
Remember, the Democratic Party has all the answers, and can only enlighten one to their truth in a condescending manner, because the American people can be really dumb...
“Typical Republican Voter” Captured and Quarantined by Bill Maher
“9/16/11 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.”
To quote Facebook, “This blue corner marks a story we think will be interesting to you.” Curmudgeon Central attempts to make a point with a chart:
Distribution of Effective Individual Income and Payroll Tax Rate, Under Current Law, by Cash Income.
“This distribution table shows the mean, median and various other percentiles of the effective individual income and payroll tax rate by cash income level, under a current law baseline, for calendar year 2011.”
From the Cato Institute, a think tank associated with the Libertarian Party, Michael D. Tanner offers a commentary: Still Spreading the Wealth.
Five Key Reasons to Reject Class-Warfare Tax Policy
“President Obama and other politicians are advocating higher taxes, with a particular emphasis on class-warfare taxes targeting the so-called rich.”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the coarse language that will soon appear in this post, I offer no support to president One Big Ass Mistake America.
His Biggest Big Lies
“Official IRS data for 2007 showed that the top 1 percent of income earners paid more in federal income taxes than the bottom 95 percent combined! The top 1 percent of income earners that year earned 22 percent of income but paid 40.4 percent of total income taxes.”
Twitter / Alec Sulkin: “Still just throwing my fingers at vaginas and hoping for the best.”
Obama seeks to save Mideast policy from U.N. debacle
“Addressing world leaders at the opening of a U.N. General Assembly session, Obama -- whose earlier peace initiatives accomplished little -- put the onus on the two sides to break a yearlong impasse and get back to the negotiating table.”
Your credit card offer includes no interest and no annual fee; regardless, I have no interest in your offer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chocolate Frosted Doughnut w/ Sprinkles

Sometime this week, my type-II diabetes will have been managed for six months. Who knows how long I may have been diabetic, but I finally had the blood test that my doctor wanted for me to get. Interpreting the results, a different doctor said, “Yep, you’re diabetic.”

I received Dr Pepper for Christmas last year

A good and trusted friend since 1993, Denton has a diabetic father, and I have looked to him as a source of advice. When I asked if I could have a sports drink, he said, “You can only drink four things: coffee, milk, tea, and water.”

I no longer drink soda, or diet soda. I rarely eat desserts. I hardly even miss them. Dunkin Donuts, who thankfully also has plain cake doughnuts, had an image of a chocolate frosted doughnut with sprinkles today, which inspired this post.

My mother has type-I diabetes and my father has type-II, so I have a family history of diabetes, and cause to be concerned about my future. We all had angel food cake and strawberries for my birthday this year.

At its height, my weight was 313 pounds; it now between 285 and 290 pounds. My friend David has been an inspiration; he has lost 60 pounds this year by walking regularly and lifting some weights.

In my confusion about salads and their being a way to save on carbohydrates, Denton replied, “Anything that’s not meat is a carb.”

Ever so slowly, my diet, my body and my image of myself will likely change and become more positive. At least, I am trying.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You can walk or deny 008

In order to accommodate the new class schedule of one of my coworkers, his work schedule had to change, thus my work schedule has changed, so Monday is my longest day at work, yet I arrived home in time to watch the train wreck:
The Roast of Charlie Sheen | #SheenRoast | Comedy Central
“The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (#SheenRoast) gives it to one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys Monday September 19 at 10/9c.”

Source: Max-F1 on deviantART

The following song was used in the promotional advertisement on TV for that event.
MTV Hive - Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
“Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ Music Video for free at Also check out more full length Ozzy Osbourne videos at

I have a better memory than I remember having, I think.

Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia - Consumer Reports Health News
“People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published today in Neurology. People with diabetes were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, such as vascular dementia,...”

In the Season Two Premiere, Pinkie Pie observes, “C’mon, you guys! Eternal chaos comes with chocolate rain. Chocolate rain!”

Pinkie Pie is in a puddle of chocolate milk.
Source: My Little Pony

Pinkie Pie, an account on Facebook that posts antithetically to the character in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, has modified the above image of Pinkie Pie in a puddle of chocolate rain to reference the Internet video “Chocolate Rain”, whose star South Park parodied:
South Park: Canada on Strike - Meet the Internet Stars
“The boys try to collect their Internet income at the Department of Internet Money.”

I don’t care who you are, that’s pretty funny right there, now.”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Int’l Talk Like A Pirate Day

My sister Kimberly told me yesterday that her class at 9:00 a.m. would not be in session this Monday. On Talk Like a Pirate Day, landlubbers Denton and Marci Arrr Shouting ‘Ahoy’.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
“Avast me hearties, it be talk like a pirate day. That bein’ the case, I’ll be posting a pirate pun this mornin’ Arrrgh! It’s not often you see a pirate on the street in Topeka, Kansas. But this ...”
BBC Mobile | Television | Doctor Who | Captain Avery’s Pirate Vocabulary
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
“The Official Web site for International Talk-Like A Pirate Day, September 19th. Because we’re guys, and because we can.”
I decided to remain at Denny’s until 2:00 a.m., because I did not have to be awake until 11:00 a.m., and I had some Taco Bell for lunch.
Five local eats and drinks to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day
“Sawgrass Tiki BarRum might help you get in the holiday spirit. If your IT guy is singing sea shanties this morning and your neighbor’s walking your dog in a matching pair of skull-and-crossbone bandanas, you’re not losing it.”

At Jack in the Box, the puns have already begun.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Season Two Premiere

Before I was either adult or contemporary, I liked Adult Contemporary, and so I listen to Alice 102. I had a two-for-one coupon for Burger King, and I have been helping Denton with his math this evening. Let discuss the Season Two Premiere.

On Facebook, My Little Pony has a preview, following which this could occur:

Source: Equestia Daily

The fans, like me, were treated a preview of another scene.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic -
Season 2 Spoilers - Discord!
“This video is for you Bronies who can’t wait until Saturday.
This is 100% real! If you don’t believe me
check it out for yourself!”

Yes, everypony, John de Lancie from Star Trek: The Next Generation is a voice on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Twitter / John de Lancie: “Roddenberry warned me that I had no idea what I was getting into with Star Trek. Someone should have warned me about My Little Pony! Egads!”

The fun has just begun!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kansas City Improv Festival, 2011

Source: My Little Brony

With David Franklin seated to my left, Hans Harmon to my right, and David Rushing in the row behind me, I enjoyed the Kansas City Improv Festival last night. To whom I made the suggestion of Pamela Anderson, BASSPROV was equal to seven times the quantity “It’s awesome”. Superego from Los Angeles, our own Dictionary Soup, and TANTRUM: Improv Comedy in Kansas City also performed equally well last night.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The collogue with a confider succeeded


The collogue with a confider succeeded. Although clever, the restaurant chain Denny’s recently corrupted bacchanalia for a celebration of bacon. Above is my actual mileage. My Chevy Cavalier posted 29.063 miles per gallon or 8.063 liter per 100 kilometers at QuikTrip. Dino-juice coffee, still the oldest and finest beverage next to water.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Celebratory note 019

Last night, one of my dreams was sponsored by Ford Trucks, and the Overland Parkway is dead to me for a while. Regardless, I have so many things to celebrate! I am now in Level 3 class at the Roving Imp!
‘Steins;Gate the Movie’ Green-Lit
“At the end of the final TV episode of Steins;Gate earlier today in Japan, it was announced that production of Steins;Gate the Movie had been green-lit. Outside of the announcement video, no further details have been revealed.”

Source: J-List Tumblr

The Hub has apparently moved up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic across the board on weekdays, and the Season Two Premiere airs this Saturday morning! I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!
“Confound these Ponies, they drive me to create YouTube account! Sorry for late info update. Used soft: 3dsmax (animation and post-effects), Premiere Pro ... ”
Twitter / Ben Patrick Johnson: “‘Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God. ’ - Albert Einstein”
The Day of Six Billion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The United Nations Population Fund designated October 12, 1999 as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion following the birth of Adnan Nevic, the first son of Fatima Helac and Jasminko Nević, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. It was officially designated The Day of Six Billion.”
If I had tried harder, I could have had a seventeen-year-old, biological son by now.
World Population To Reach 7 Billion This Month | Singularity Hub
“A new report documents the prodigious rate at which the world’s population is growing. It was just 1999 when we reached 6 billion. As of July 1 of this year we numbered 6.89 billion. By the year’s end we will have surpassed 7 billion. According to Hania Zlotnik, head of the population division of …”
Well, in these Untied States, enough of a political division exists.
Republicans Take Anthony Weiner’s Seat In NY-09 Special Election
“QUEENS, NY — In an upset victory, Republican Bob Turner has defeated Dave Weprin in the the special election to replace Anthony Weiner, who resigned after sending a lewd picture to a college student over Twitter.”
... You are now on notice Democratic members of Congress!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Honoring the Anniversary of September 11

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was running late for class. Just as I was entering I-35, I heard about the first plane striking the World Trade Center on Z95.7 FM. I said nothing in my first class. I cried inside the entire time. We had our break between lecture and laboratory. After lab, I heard that the Pentagon had also been attacked and both towers were gone. Later I went to do some off-campus deliveries. With rumors about the closure of the U.S. borders, everyone was making a run to the fuel stations. My co-worker and I stopped at Fuddruckers on Metcalf. Back on campus, I saw the collapse of World Trade Center Seven on the air. I worked later until that night to shut down the CNN broadcast in one of the theaters on campus.
Factbox: September 11 conspirators: Where are they now?
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It took 19 men to hijack four airliners and crash them in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people.”
N.Y.C.: Moments of silence at ground zero - CBS News
The Early Show Video - Ground Zero’s ten year transformation -
“Building the World Trade Center transformed New York in so many ways. 9/11 did the same as well. Chris Wragge reports on Ground Zero and the new transformation it's going through now.”
The post 9/11 effect on travel [infographic] - Holy Kaw!
American Companies Innovate at Ground Zero
“Editor’s Note: This post by Katie Denis, originally appeared in ChamberPost, the official blog of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”
Thank you for your time.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A second out of phase 006

For someone such as I, who watched anime on Adult Swim until 1:30 a.m., awoke at 8:30 a.m. to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and then awoke again at noon for day, Sunday was so busy thereafter that I did not write any post as I had planned to do. Denton had asked me on Friday to help him with his college mathematics course on Sunday, and I am not complaining, but I did not realize that that afternoon I would be watching Inception on Denton’s mobile phone while he and our friend Sam worked on a Honda motorcycle, which belonged to our other friend Jimmy, while Jimmy was in turn working on a car for someone else.

Source: The Wordy Thirties

A (Cat) Tree Grows In Norman
“Okay, it seems I keep showing you guys the ugliest corners of my apartment (I swear there are cute parts, too), but our place is cheap, in an awesome neighborhood, and we have great neighbors. So...”
For someone who is not complaining, I could indeed sound like the opposite. The serious post that I meant to write Sunday will be written tomorrow, so the absence of any post on Sunday, September 11, 2011 can be appropriately perceived as a moment of silence. As in improv, I may reverse-justify my actions.
Umpires show ethnic bias in ball/strike calls—unless they’re feeling watched
“Major League Baseball’s umpires exhibited a subtle but significant bias towards favoring pitchers with their own ethnicity. But, as a umpire monitoring system was rolled out, that bias began to vanish.”
Twitter / jeffalopolis: “Everyone claims they’re not racist... until they see their sushi chef ...”
The Name Game
“I got a phone call today from our dental insurance company regarding coverage for Milo. (Milo recently had his first dentist appointment with a great pediatric dentistry practice.) The insurance...”
Many charities exist to help people whose insurance will not cover certain procedures.
First Pair of Back to the Future Marty McFly Nike Shoes Sell for $37,500 - The Hollywood Reporter
“Joel McHale promised to throw in a puppy to the unidentified bidder at Los Angeles’ Montalban Theater Thursday night.”

I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!

LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale < Gallardo < Models < Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Official website of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
“Since 1963, Italian luxury and super sports cars maker. Sant'Agata Bolognese, Bologna, Italy.”

Me Slag say you full of beryllium baloney!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: It's ‘Baloney’ to Say Stimulus Didn’t Work
“The Florida Democrat was plugging President Obama’s jobs plan on Fox News. She said the plan would be paid for by ‘closing corporate loopholes,’ bringing jobs back to the U.S., and by raising taxes on the ‘wealthy and more fortunate.’”
When I say, “I’m taking lunch,” I usually mean, “I’m going to the kitchen to set something on fire.”

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What is it with you and Ponies?

A decade has passed since a certain event, to which a post should probably be dedicated tomorrow, so I will speak about something less serious today. Whom I see at least once a week, my best friend from high school, Denton, lives three miles from me. On one of my recent visits to his house, he asked, and I am paraphrasing, “What is it with you and Ponies?”

I replied that I liked the animation, and I was doing things just to be different.
My Little Pony Corrals Unlikely Fanboys Known as ‘Bronies’
“Each day, out-of-work computer programmer Luke Allen self-medicates by watching animated ponies have magical adventures.”
OK OK OK, the scenario from the article above is likely a personal one for me, although I am presently employed.
Friendship is Metal - Winter Canon Wrap Up (Rock Cover)
“All right, yes, this sounds more punk than metal, sue me. I was just cherishing my old middle school days of listening to nothing but punk. But hey, for all ...”
Later in the episode, an instrumental version is inserted.
Winter Wrap Up (Rock Cover)
“This is a cover of a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic song, so if you don’t like ponies, listen anyway because this is a rock cover of the famous song.”
I also like the on-line community. This is also not the first time my preference for an animated series has confused my family. Tara Strong, the voice of Twilight Sparkle, has also played Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls and Timmy in the Fairly Odd Parents, which confused my family.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day late, ... short 001

The image above compares Mitt Romney and Rick Perry to a scene from Futurama:
“Fry and Leela are watching a debate. The candidates are clones, they use the same tone of voice and body movements for each other’s short speech.”
Commas splice nicely. The presidential address yesterday evening was likely pointless.
News from The Associated Press
“WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama’s promise Thursday that everything in his jobs plan will be paid for rests on highly iffy propositions.”
Instead, I was happily watching the summer finale of Burn Notice on USA Network.
Good Smile Company Announces Steins;Gate Nendoroids and T-Shirts for Cheerful Japan! Project
“Good Smile Company has announced that the 5th set of items in their ongoing Cheerful Japan! charity project will be Steins;Gate nendoroids and t-shirts.”
Today is a good day to hear “Hare Hare Yukai”...
What is Fluttershy
“After watching Ettelenn’s video, I decided that Fluttershy needed her own video... that’s pretty much it.”
The following is more like an Easter egg than a muffin, which would make Ditsy Doo happy.
Magical Ponies to Appear in Diablo III
“Magical ponies may be making an appearance in Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo III.”
GM Shows Off New Corvette Torque 2 Wheels and Stripe Package
“This past weekend, ‘Corvettes at Carlisle’, held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, celebrated its 30th anniversary, and attracted over 5,000 Corvette owners and their families. What better place for GM to show off some of the new options for the 2012 Corvette?”
Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) - (happy), “Chevy Silverado.”
2012 Chevrolet Silverado gets slight redesign, WiFi and White Diamond Edition
“General Motors has quietly rolled out a mild refresh for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. Buyers who lay down the cash for the new pickup will enjoy ...”
Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) - (happy), “Ford Focus.”
Ford to Preview the 2012 Focus ST Primarily Through Facebook
“Ford has announced that it will share “exclusive video and photography” of the turbocharged Focus ST—which is expected to debut in production form at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show—on the Focus Facebook page over the coming months.”
Putting your child in your TV advertising does not cause me to be more inclined to buy from you.
Do These Crazy Camaro Commercials Make You Want To Buy?
“The fanatics at Camaro5 found these ‘advertising tributes’ and shared them with the world. Many Camaro purists have called the new body style a ‘chick car,’ but these commercials are trying valiantly to dispel those misconceptions.”
This band is best known for their squandering of hotties. Hundreds of them. So c’mon, free backstage passes!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 015

I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”
GOP Candidates Debate (WATCH LIVE)
“Eight Republican candidates are facing off in California’s first presidential debate of the election season on Wednesday night. The forum, hosted by NBC News and Politico, marks the first for Rick Perry since the Texas governor announced his candidacy for president of the United States.”

Yeah, I was instead watching Top Gear USA on History.
There’s a political debate on. Change the channel.
“A Head in the Polls” (1999) -

Source for the above image: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Wiki

Debate: Candidates Beat Up on Rick Perry, Only Ron Paul Draws Blood
“As Texas Governor and GOP frontrunner Rick Perry took criticism from nearly all his rivals at a September 7 GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Library, but only his fellow Texan, Congressman Ron Paul, got Perry to back down. by Thomas R. Eddlem”

Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library

Reagan Library Crowd Goes Wild For Perry’s 234 Executions (VIDEO)
“The big Politico/MSNBC debate Wednesday was not a good night for death penalty opponents. Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who has overseen more executions than any other governor during his three terms in office — stood firmly behind his state’s…”

The Reagan Library Republican debate: Winners and Losers

Sparks fly between Perry, Romney at GOP debate - CBS News
“Frontrunners battle over jobs creation records, Social Security at contentious California face-off.”
NBC Debate Moderators Pepper Republicans with Questions from the Left
“NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris peppered the NBC News/Politico debate inside the Air Force One pavilion at the Reagan Library with questions from the left, repeatedly pressing the Republican presidential candidates with liberal talking points and Democratic agenda items. That’s time...”
Although the experiment has been a failure and an unmitigated disaster, duh president One Big Ass Mistake America has the same plan.
Networks Back Obama ‘Replay’ on Infrastructure |
“Just like in Groundhog Day when Bill Murray wakes up to the same day each and every morning, it appears Americans will feel a frustrating sense of déjà vu listening to President Obama’s jobs speech on Sept. 8. According to Bloomberg, Obama’s not-so-new plan ‘follows the contours of his $830 billion...’”
Let us watch “Equestria Girls (with lyrics)” to bring a smile to my face.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Where was this 012

How doth I love thee, 90s Pop Radio on Pandora.
How to make effective lists - Holy Kaw!
“We’ve all got the ‘Someday, maybe’ lists. You know, ‘Someday, maybe I’ll take a year and travel around India.’ Or, ‘Someday, maybe I'll write the great American novel.’ While it’s great to have goals, sometimes these lists are probably better called, ‘Not gonna happen’ lists. We add so many things...”
Where was this?
8 tips to help recent college graduates (and others, too) find a job
“As we celebrate Labor Day, I feel fortunate to be one of those employed in a full-time job with health benefits and a retirement plan -- something that many Americans don't have. I’m especially ...”
Please, be specific with your gratitude.
10 things to thank unions for this Labor Day - Holy Kaw!
“Unions aren’t high on the America’s list of favorite things these days, but there are certain things most of us have plenty to be thankful for when it comes to the work of organized labor. After all, isn’t that what today is all about?”
Twitter / Roving Imp Theater: “We’re taking an extended Labor Day break! No shows tonight at the Great Mall... save up your laughs for this Saturday’s epic show!” ... Speaking thereof, take the opportunity to forcibly remove me from the stage at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Next Big Improv Show at the Roving Imp!
Jaguar C-X16: I want to pet this pussy
“Two months ago we showed you the first sketch of the Jaguar C-X16 production concept car. Now that we have these very first pictures and details of this pretty-kitty precursor to a future hybrid-powertrain-driven Jaguar sports car, we find ourselves legitimately excited at the idea of a hybrid.”
Santorum’s Moment: The Reagan Library Debate
“The candidate taking on Ron Paul’s assault on the Reagan legacy.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 014

imageOnce again, “Equestria Girls” returned as my ring-tone. I did not silence my mobile phone, and someone called me twice by mistake, to the surprise of the class at the Roving Imp. I’m still not Jim. My Chevy Cavalier posted 25.353 miles per gallon or 9.244 liters per 100 kilometers at QuikTrip.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day, 2011

Don’t miss a new episode TONIGHT 9:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m. Central on BBC America. WATCH Sneak Peek now:
Top Gear in Death Valley
“Welcome to the BBC America YouTube channel where we bring you the best of BBC America in one place. Watch clips of provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies, electric sci-fi, and life-changing makeovers. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know when something new hits your screen.”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post. Duh president One Big Ass Mistake America could not take a holiday from being political:

Obama Declares He’s ‘Proud’ of Hoffa After Hoffa Declares ‘War’ on Tea Party ‘Sons-Of-Bitches’
“Moments after Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. declared the labor movement the ‘army’ in a war against the tea party and rallying a Labor Day crowd to ‘take these sons of bitches out’, President Obama thanked Hoffa and declared how proud he was of him.”
Shut the fuck up, you absolute fucking retards! President Zero: Two And A Half Years Of Obamanomics And Nothing To Show For It.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A second out of phase 005

BBC America is showing Die Another Day, which has some nice Jaguar on Aston Martin action, and more such action during the marathon of Top Gear tomorrow. I missed the first two episodes of Season 17, which began airing August 22.

I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!

James Bond's Cars

I have yet to take the same route to the Great Mall of the Great Plains to see the Roving Imp shows there. Of course, even if I did take the same route, it would be a different route, due to Chaos Theory, and microscopic imperfections in the road surface. Microscopic, mind you.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Celebratory note 018

Rainbow Dash looks at the setting sun
Who would have thought that one rover could last this long?!
Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Rover begins ‘whole new mission’ at Martian crater
“Showing signs of wear after more than seven years driving across the plains of Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover is investigating a broad impact crater unlike any place ever visited on the Red Planet, effectively beginning a new mission for the celebrated robot, scientists said Thursday.”
Konata says, “Good Job!”

Friday, September 2, 2011

MBH - my brain hurts 017

On Mirror Universe, this will be post number 100! On Egocentric Universe, this will be post number 447, with which I wish that five posts ago I had celebrated the Oldsmobile 442.
Oldsmobile 442 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Oldsmobile 442 (pronounced four-four-two) was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971,…”
Twitter / off our chests: “‘Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.’ (Rosalynn Carter). #chestism
3 Things I Can’t Do
“An Irish proverb goes: Three things cannot be taught: Generosity, poetry and a singing voice. I agree --- starlets who've taken voice lessons for years demonstrate the truth in that last one ...”

Today, I need respite from maturity, and The Kansas City Chiefs.

Awkward! Awkward!
“I’m 48 so it’s safe to say I might be half way though my time on this planet and I’ve been wondering something since I was about eight or ten. When am I going to become sophisticated? Grace, ...”
... “It’s just like watching Murphy Brown and then The Ten Commandments.”
The Federal Reserve Explained; The Bailouts and who is Really Behind them (The Simple Version)
“This is the cartoon version, but the statements are correct.”
What college kids spend their money on [infographic] - Holy Kaw!
World’s Most Honest Logos [Pics]
“Check out this series of amazing re-imagined logo by designer Viktor Hertz representing the hidden reality behind some of the world’s most popular brands.”
President Zero: Two And A Half Years Of Obamanomics And Nothing To Show For It

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What do you know 015

When he is both excited and surprised, as he draws out the first syllable, John says, “Holy crap!” David Rushing has finally joined Twitter:
David Rushing (@DavidProv) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow David Rushing (@DavidProv). I do improv mostly in Bonner Springs and stuff at my church. I currently live in a house with a family member. Cool huh?”
Oh, I happened to have had a little experience in this area.
Four-Way No Way For Highway
“I come before you today to plead my case for outlawing all four-way stop intersections in America. I can’t speak for the rest of Mother Earth but having driven over a good part of the U.S. ...”
Don’t worry, I’m not making the same mistakes again.
Labor Dept. Signs ‘Partnerships’ with Foreign Gov’s to Protect Illegal Workers in U.S.
“( - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis today signed ‘partnership’ agreements with ambassadors from a group of Latin American nations aiming to protect what she described as the labor rights of both legal and illegal migrants working in the United States.”

It’s okay to not like things
“It’s okay, but don’t be a dick about it ...”
When I call that something that my sister Pamela likes, ‘stupid,’ such does not endear me to her.
Rock Timeline: From Classic Rock to Modern Crap [COMIC]
“Pay special attention to the thievery panel. You might learn something.”
Twitter / Phil LeBeau: August comparison: “Nissan sells 1,362 LEAF models. GM sold 302 Chevy Volts. production change limited Volt, but Nissan will crow.”
New Report Seeks to Answer the Question, ‘Why do Accidents Happen?’ - Carscoop
“With regards to the first, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) in the UK has analyzed some 700,000 fatal road accidents that occurred over a four year period between 2005 and 2009.”
Twitter / rstevens: “If you ever interrobanged your cousin, you might be a redneck typographer.”