The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Monday, October 31, 2011

This is senseless 011

This is senseless.
Donations To Occupy Wall Street Are Now ‘Tax Deductible’
“The $500,000 in donations collected by Occupy Wall Street is drawing the attention of many people. The ‘residents’ of Zuccotti Park heard about the huge sum of money and during the regular ‘General Assembly’ meetings, arguments have broken out over how the money is being allocated. Our own Buck ...”

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After 7 weeks, Occupy still going strong - CBS News
“CBS Evening News: After 7 weeks, Occupy still going strong - Coast-to-coast, the economic protest movement inspired by ‘Occupy Wall Street’ shows no signs of slowing ...”
This is senseless.
The Tea Party Pork Binge
“Guess what the conservatives who brought the nation to the brink of default this summer do in their spare time? Ask for government handouts. A investigation into Tea Party pork.”
This is senseless.
We Should Not be Surprised by the Left’s Racist Hit Job on Herman Cain - The Rush Limbaugh Show
“RUSH: The mainstream media has launched an unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack on an independent, self-reliant conservative black because that is not allowed.”
This is senseless.
Christian University to Make Staff Sign Homosexuality Pledge
“Shorter University, a Christian college in Rome, Georgia, is asking its employees to sign a controversial pledge that affirms that they are not gay. The document, called a ‘Personal Lifestyle Statement,’ also requires staff members to refrain from committing adultery and premarital sex. All new hire...”
This is senseless.

Halloween, 2011

This morning, I received a vaccination for influenza, and my left arm really hurts now... Reception at my allergist were dressed up as Thing 1, Thing 2, and the Cat in the Hat. Like my lung function, September housing starts up 15 percent:
September housing starts up 15 percent
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing starts surged in September at their fastest annual pace in 17 months on a big increase in groundbreaking for multiple-family units, while permits for future construction...”
Whoops! I already tweeted that Denton observed, “You a little late on that one, buddy... but thanks for the heads up.”

Source: Roundabout Theatre Company

Pony posse: Singapore ‘bronies’ show love for My Little Pony
“Sparkles, pink ponies and cutesy names such as Twilight Sparkle are things little girls dreams are made of. But a cartoon show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which incorporates these elements, has attracted the unlikeliest fans: bronies.”
imageI also like the on-line community. Tara Strong, the voice of Twilight Sparkle, has also played Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls and Timmy in the Fairly Odd Parents, which has confused my family with its appeal to me.
Fairly OddParents: Scary GodParents
“Timmy’s having the WORST Halloween ever and no wish is going to change that...”
Twitter / Always Be Social: “Does the thought of being unfriended on Facebook worry you?” ... Yes, and such happened again today.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

On-line friends are special

In one form or another, I have been on-line for almost sixteen years, and through reading this post, you may feel compelled, “Sign up for Twitter...” The first on-line friends were already my friends from Grace Christian Fellowship Church: Chad Maag and Matthew Moore.
Perhaps if I had been as disciplined in my studies, then I too could have been a graphic designer; Chad is a freelance graphic designer, and can be found on Twitter:
chadmaag (@chadmaag) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow chadmaag (@chadmaag). graphic designer, sarcastic, bibliophile, ornery, poker enthusiast, introverted, misanthrope, slightly NSFW.”
Chad may also be found on Posterious:
the land of my sojourn
“I tell people that I'm closest to that I don’t have good or bad days. I’m not that lucky. Right now it’s more like I have good and bad moments. Those moments, when viewed as a sequence, eventually comprise a day. I may wake up feeling wonderful, and attack the day with gusto. My type-A personality …”
One day, Matt and I chatted from late evening to early morning, and he has liked to tell that story. Matt is now married with a son:
Matt the Artist
“If you have been wondering why things have been rather quiet as of late, and why I have not been adding much art…Well here is the reason. Furthermore Creative. It is a new store on…and yes, it rocks.”
Around this time, I also met Denton at Shawnee Mission North. I visit his home at least once a week, and we share most of the similar politics:
Don Denton Turley (@agrippakc) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow Don Denton Turley (@agrippakc).”
Wow, Monopoly was really fun with seven players. Denton also keeps a blog on WordPress:
Chaotic Reflections Of A Reformed Optimist
“NEW! With sweetly embittered meaty bits!...”
Jack Shedd has known Denton longer than I. Jack coined, “Betty Ford’s First Project,” the name of Denton’s previous improv troupe. He keeps a blog called the Big Contrarian, and also comments humorously on Twitter:
Jack Shedd (@etchalon) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow Jack Shedd (@etchalon). A classic modern.”
On Monday evenings, Joel Kershner and I can both be found at the same place of work. Joel is associated with the Cowtown Computer Congress:
asmodianx2000 (@asmodianx2000) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow asmodianx2000 (@asmodianx2000). Computers, InfoSec, RPG, Web Development, PHP.”
Benjamin Hodge, Denton, and I once met each other at Homer’s Coffee House:
The Kansas Progress
“Conservative and libertarian message in Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Missouri.”
Of course, Ben is also on Twitter:
Benjamin Hodge (@benjaminhodge) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow Benjamin Hodge (@benjaminhodge). Conservative. Former Legislator, JCCC Trustee, JoCo Gov't Property Rights Chair, OP Republican Party Founder. President, State & Local Educational Group of KS.”
John, David, and I watched The Office on Saturday night:
Roving Imp Theater (@rovingimp) on Twitter
“Sign up for Twitter to follow Roving Imp Theater (@rovingimp). Improvisational comedy. All the time.”
John and I were both surprised when David Rushing 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 My Gosh, on-line friends are so special, and I have never met a few of them in person. I am now spent, so I will write another post about my friends who I only know through Twitter.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves)

Welcome to the jungle, going to eat a lot of peaches.

Derpy Hooves | Know Your Meme
“Derpy Hooves is a nickname given to a background pegasus character from the animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The moniker comes...”

A few of these appear in the opening credits of Breaking Bad, and my friend Harrison George has been eating Pb and J sandwiches. While I have no idea what is J, Pb should never be taken internally:
Element Symbols
“Learn the one and two letter symbols for the chemical elements.”

Videochat Karaoke - Zooey Deschanel, The Wayward Wind.

IMDb: Movie and TV characters that would make great Halloween Costumes - a list by IMDb-Editors
“Need a little inspiration for your Halloween costume? We’ve put together a list of some memorable characters that would make great Halloween costumes.”

Waspinator has plans...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Stale zaniness 013

A post about stale zaniness is almost obligatory near the end of a month, so welcome to the „Das ist alte Schinken‟ edition.

imageNice of Maxim to draw attention to WaterAid in America.

Twitter / Tom Gazaway: “Hope everyone is getting ready for all the fun Halloween activities this weekend. What are you going to dress up as for Halloween?” ... As Mikuru Asahina would say, “That’s classified.”
Object ‘Crashes’ into Akihabara Radio Building for Steins;Gate Event
“As part of an all weekend event at the Old Akihabara Radio Building for Steins;Gate, which includes a tie-in with the Radio Building, the exterior of the building has been transformed into the ‘crashed satellite’ scene from the prologue of the game and episode 1 of the anime. Read on for a tour via ...”
Twitter / The Habit Factor®: “‘We all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.’ ~Peter De Vries ...”
How to Give Her the Best Sex Ever
“A step-by-step primer on how you can be her greatest of all time.”

Awkward moment is awkward

Prison » ‘Get Your Freak On Girl’ TSA Screener Fired
“In a rare example of the federal agency caving to public outrage, the TSA has been forced to fire the screener who left a lewd message in lawyer Jill Filipovic’s checked bag after conducting an inspection and finding a sex toy.”
Twitter / Ars Technica: “Facebook sees 600,000 compromised logins per day—0.06% of all logins: ... by @JBrodkin ...”
Facebook sees 600,000 compromised logins per day— 0.06% of all logins
“Facebook has released a statistic showing that fewer than one-tenth of one percent of logins into the social network are compromised. But since more than 1 billion Facebook logins occur each day, that could add up to 600,000 breaches every 24 hours.”
Twitter / Janet Callaway: “‘When you forgive, you in no way change the past--but you sure do change the future.’ Bernard Meltzer #quote ...”
With 7 Billion People, World Has a Poop Problem | Population 7 Billion | Sanitation, Sewage & Health
“Population growth in both the developing and developed world is putting pressure on sewage systems and highlighting the need for latrines in rural areas and urban slums.”
Twitter / Alex Sparkle: “Every weekend is a four day weekend if you don’t count the five days of work in between.”

Thursday, October 27, 2011

News of the day 005

Although they will not be fully active until the first of November,
our new phones for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have been installed!imageAlso, I had a great phone conversation with a friend.
I will soon be writing a post about my friends of Internet.

You can choose where your United Way donation goes

“Did you know you can designate how United Way spends your money? Even if you do not see the charity of your choice on the United Way Designation Form, you can still designate money to your charity if it is a 501c3 and located within a 100 mile radius of Kansas City. Just write it in when you complete your E-Way donation or on the paper pledge form.

So where does the money go that JCCC employees donate? Here are the agencies receiving donations to date:

  • United Way Community Care Fund

  • ALS Society Keith Worthington Chapter

  • Alzheimer's Association/Heartland Chapter

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Heart Association - 11

  • American Red Cross

  • Arthritis Foundation/Kansas City

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • Boy Scouts/Heart of America Council

  • Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City

  • CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties

  • Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St Joseph

  • Catholic Charities/Community Services

  • Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

  • Community Mediation Center

  • Don Bosco Community Center

  • Duchesne Clinic

  • Episcopal Social Services

  • Fibromyalgia Coalition International

  • Harvesters

  • Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County

  • Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center

  • Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture

  • Kansas City Free Health Clinic

  • Kansas City Hospice

  • Kansas Special Olympics Inc.

  • Literacy Kansas City

  • Mattie Rhodes Center

  • Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

  • National Kidney Foundation

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid-America Chapter

  • Niles Home for Children

  • Olathe Meals-On-Wheels

  • Rehabilitation Institute

  • reStart Inc.

  • Rose Brook Center Inc.

  • Safehome

  • Salvation Army

  • Shepherds Center

  • Spofford

  • Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation / Greater Kansas City Affiliate

  • The Family Conservancy

  • Education Category

  • Health Category

  • Income Category

  • United Way 2-1-1

  • United Way Of Greater Kansas City
To see the agencies listed by United Way, go to the United Way List of Partner Agencies, to United Way List of Health Charities and to United Way Initiatives.

If you have a special charity you would like to give to, please consider giving through the JCCC United Way campaign.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

YBH - your brain hurts 009

One caller to NewsRadio 980 KMBZ said tonight, “My only problem with the Occupy movement is. ..” They are like Lay’s potato chips: you cannot have just one. How can he only have one problem with the Occupy movement?
Libertarians to Occupiers: Crony capitalism is the problem | Libertarian Party
“‘It’s true that 99% of Americans do not enjoy the special benefits of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism is very different from real capitalism. In crony capitalism, government hands out special favors and protections to politically well-connected businesses.’ - Mark Hinkle”
Okay, buffalo sauce is hot sauce blended into melted butter. That sounds like New York all right.
Occupy Wall Street needs corporate sponsors Al Lewis
“The Occupy Wall Street movement has revved up like a race car, and what every racing team needs is a solid portfolio of corporate sponsors, writes Al Lewis.”

Source: Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves)

To be fair, that was from MarketWatch.
A practical joke by GOP voters?
“How else to explain persistent support for the unqualified Herman Cain?”
Twitter / Carl B.: “Hey OWS! Get a job dumb dirty hippies!! I pull myself up by my own bootstraps! I fence counterfit blu-rays = no govt handoutz! #entrapanooer” ... YBH - your brain hurts. I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Botch-fest 023

Among of my friends, I hold an unpopular political view, so I tend to not discuss politics:

Politics is not considered polite conversation. I do not know enough about the issues to discuss them calmly or avoid ad hominem. I am on the opposite side of the debate on most issues. I do not like being wrong or being made a fool. I would rather keep friends and be respectful.

Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post.

Every time I look into a monitor, Prime, my circuits sizzle.”

Every so often I become so sick and tired of being labeled for my politics, and and enduring an image like this:

The fucking Unabomber does not count, and they do not want to face the legacy of the violence brought by the Weather Underground, who is supposed to be celebrated.

Film in the Works Glorifies Weather Underground
“Robert Redford and Shia LeBeouf will be starring in a film that glorifies members of the Weather Underground, portraying those terrorists as true American heroes. by Raven Clabough”
This is senseless.

Monday, October 24, 2011

News of the day 004

JCCC men’s, women’s hoops ranked in top 20 as season starts

“The JCCC women’s and men's basketball teams will open the 2011-12 season ranked among the top 20 teams nationally.

The Lady Cavaliers have been selected the No. 4 ranked team in NJCAA Division II. This is the 12th consecutive season JCCC has appeared in the NJCAA Preseason Poll. They finished 32-5 and fifth in the NJCAA tournament last season.

The men are ranked 17th after finishing 19-12 and runner-up in the region tournament. The Cavaliers were national champions in 2001 and 2009.

The women open play against William Penn University JV, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at home, and the men host Penn Valley at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Soon
See more at My Little Brony

Kovac to discuss Meyerowitz photos
at Oct. 28 Noon at the Nerman program

“Jason Kovac, executive director, academic initiatives, is the presenter for the Noon at the Nerman program and discussion series at noon Friday, Nov. 4.

He will discuss two photos by Joel Meyerowitz on the first floor of GEB: “Bay Sky Series Provincetown” and “Roseville Cottages, Turo Cornhill Beach.”

Noon at the Nerman is a weekly interdisciplinary program examining works of art on view at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art or on campus. Students, staff and visitors will gather at the Nerman Atrium at noon on Fridays then walk to one of the artworks on campus or in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art to hear a JCCC faculty or staff member speak briefly on that work of art.

It’s free, and no reservations are required.

Interested in presenting? Contact Allison Smith, professor of art history, at ext. 3498 or by e-mail.”

Get The Led Out on Nov. 19 brings back Led Zeppelin favorites

“An East Coast band that captures the essence of your old Led Zeppelin albums and performs them live on stage will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Yardley Hall as part of JCCC’s Performing Arts Series.

Get The Led Out, based in Philadelphia, is a group of accomplished musicians who deliver "the mighty Zep's" blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems along with their intimate, sit-down acoustic sets. They are passionate about the music played by the British rock band between 1968 and 1980.

Tickets, which are $35 and $25, are available through the college box office at 913-469-4445 or online at Remember, JCCC employees can purchase up to four tickets for the show at half price. Employee pricing is available by phone or in person at the box office, but not online.

Read more about the band here.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Web Wanderings 025

Please pray for the poor people of eastern Turkey; they experienced an earthquake with continuous aftershocks, making relief difficult.

Israel Offers Turkey Earthquake Assistance | Christians United for Israel
“Following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked southeastern Turkey early ...”

Such a nice thing to do.

Student with Down Syndrome crowned homecoming king
“Kevin Schombert, a student with Down Syndrome, was crowned homecoming king this weekend at Urbana High School in Frederick County.”

I Never Miss A Weather Forecast... Unless I’m From Finland.

Jennifer and Jessica Patterson, Indiana Identical Twins, Give Birth On Same Day
“BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two identical twins in Indiana now have another birthday in common: They delivered babies on the same day at the same hospital. Jennifer Patterson gave birth first to a girl, Adalynn Rose Patterson, who was born with a collapsed lung but is now doing fine.”
FOX Broadcasting is showing the World Series,
meanwhile I wanted to see Animation Domination.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pinkie shrugs

OK OK OK, the title of this post has no reference to the famous novel, yet to the undiscovered meme.
What is meaning of the title Atlas Shrugged?
“The title of the book is best explained by a conversation between Francisco and Hank Rearden. Below is a quotation within Atlas Shrugged from that discussion (Part 1, page 422).”

Pinkie Pie - (shrug)

lol idunno by *MegaSweet on deviantART

Pony Reactions | Know Your Meme
“Pony Reactions are sprite images of characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic making a variety of expressions. The reaction images began ...”
Yes, come join us on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. for my next show: “I could have given away free tickets, and Burger King coupons. They used the coupons, and they still didn’t come to the show.”
Celebrate International Fisting Day!
“Today, Friday October 21, 2011 is International Fisting Day. Why don’t you stay in and celebrate with your nearest and dearest? (Bring plenty of lube!) With thanks to Lenny Smith.”

Friday, October 21, 2011

News of the day 003

Helicopter shooting aerial photos of JCCC today, Saturday

“This morning, and again on Saturday, please be aware that a helicopter will be flying low over the college to take aerial photos of the campus.”

I agree with Jeremy Clarkson, “If you have a need
to some way save the planet, buy a Golf diesel.”

Students to make connections to change the world
at Epicenter 2011 sustainability conference Oct. 28

“High school and college students with an interest in sustainability will gather at JCCC on Friday, Oct. 28, to see what other students are doing, make connections and get the tools they need to change the world.

Epicenter 2011” runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Regnier Center.

Sponsored by JCCC’s Center for Sustainability and Student Sustainability Committee, the event is offered at no charge to high school and college students. Registration is required; students may register at

Alex Steffen, author of the 2006 book “Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century” and this year’s revised and updated edition “Worldchanging 2.0,” is the keynote speaker.

Read more about Steffen and learn more about the conference here.”
My friend, Joel, told me about the following:

JCCC offers CERT training Nov. 15 to 17

“Did you know that in the United States only 1 percent of our population is trained as an emergency responder? This means that in a disaster it may be several hours, or even days, before the fire department and other emergency personnel might be able get to your neighborhood.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

JCCC has 130 active CERT-trained employees who are ready to respond to an emergency here on campus, in their community or anywhere they may travel. With the incidence of tornados, flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and even wild animals on the loose, you just never know when your emergency training might come in handy!

JCCC coordinates the three-day CERT training with the Overland Park Fire Department, with lunch and supplies provided, all at no cost to employees. The next series will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 to 17. You may register online using CRN 30755 or contact Staff Development at ext. 7654.”
Well, that was better.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

As perfect a Thursday 002

Interestingly, at least for this week, as I become more broke, my social calendar becomes more full. To the neigh-sayers, who say that life has no reset button, my oral care possesses such.
Of Ponies and Bronies | AWN | Animation World Network
“The Transformers may be raking in the box office gold and G.I. Joe battled COBRA in the multiplexes, but while those once-upon-the-eighties Hasbro cartoon shows made the leap from TV cartoon to big screen live action, the diminutive equines collectively...”
At Aristocrat Motors in Merriam, Kansas, Garozzo’s Ristorante catered the preview of the 2012 line from Mercedes-Benz. A person twice pictured here asked me what car I drive, and I answered honestly, so I would now like to show some love to General Motors.
Wear a ponytail? Buy a Buick Verano
“With the launch of the $23,470 Buick Verano, General Motors has its work cut out in differentiating this luxury compact from its mass market sibling, the Chevy Cruze...”

Chevrolet Confirms Colorado Pickup

2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV Confirmed – News – Car and Driver
“A new TrailBlazer is on the way, and it will use the global body-on-frame platform of the new Chevy Colorado pickup. See photos and read about the new TrailBlazer at Car and Driver.”

I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This day is being insufferable

With sneezing and sinus pain, today feels like so many days of school in my youth. Next on USA, Psych, I am watching South Park on Comedy Central. Many things are undiscovered memes.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Sweet Mother of God
See more at My Little Brony

Twitter / Alex Sparkle: “He listens to death metal, watches violent crime dramas, plays violent video games, but Twilight losing her mind creeped him out.” ... I also had my teeth cleaned today.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teleprompter fakes abduction, ransom

Teleprompter fakes abduction, ransom.

“I REPEAT: TOTUS ONE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED. A truck carrying President Obama’s podium, teleprompter and audio equipment was stolen in Richmond, Va., a local news ...”

Apple is looking for a Latin version of their online storage: iClaudius.

“...A guy goes into a nice restaurant bar wearing a shirt open at the collar and is met by a bouncer who tells him he must wear a necktie to gain admission. So the guy goes out to his car and he looks around for a necktie and discovers that he just doesn't have one. He sees a set of jumper cables in ...”
Twitter / Mari Kurisato 栗里真理: “You know what would make Tim Cook a distinguished CEO of Apple & help its image? Improve human working conditions at Foxconn.” ... Plumbing is not really something which I understand.

Monday, October 17, 2011

News of the day 002

Correcting the database continues to be tedious.imageThe frosting reads: Happy Boss’s Day from the Bunch of Us.

imageWhen five vehicularly homicidal maniacs have targeted me,
I coincidentally find this today; perhaps I can laugh now?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

“Weird Al” and Ponies

Twitter / Al Yankovic: “The Weird Al / My Little Pony mashup that the world has been waiting for: ...”
PMV - Pony Polka
“Again one of the songs IN this song was supposed to be a clip in RaNd0Mn3S5 #3, but yet again the song fitted so well that I had to use the full song. Hope you...”
I was in denial when I first saw this “Weird Al” Yankovic / My Little Pony music video, but I have since come to love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Twilight and Nerdy
“A little mashup I did. I thought of this as I was being cut with a cheese grater.”
While at the Roving Imp last night, I was hearing the original song by Coolio, and realizing that I preferred the song by “Weird Al”:
MLP PMV - Amish Paradise
“First Applejack PMV, also my first Weird Al PMV. Yes there’s no Amish Filly Pinkie... Why? 42, That’s Why! original song: Amish Paradise ...”
Tonight was the night for sausage and sauerkraut.Weird Al Flankovic and Pinkie Pie together in one room would go something like this with Harvey the Wonder Hamster
Source: Bronies via Weird Al and Pinkie by *shuffle001 on deviantART
[PMV] Smells Like Equestria
“Ponies and Weird Al really do go together.”
On the sliding nerd scale, I might have just moved from dork to dweeb.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Keeping up the habit 005

Following two viewings of the new episode, I can say:
“Other than the bureaucratic mentality, the only constant in the universe is that the latest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the best one ever.”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Keep Calm and Love Ponies
See more at My Little Brony

Friday, October 14, 2011

that‘s my starting issue 008

Only through Vince Ruth, Executive Producer of Attack of the Show, was I aware that Epictober continued:
Candace & Sara Wrestle in Oatmeal -
“The day has finally arrived: Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood wrestle in oatmeal. Whichever girl can find the marble in the oatmeal will be crowned the winner!”

Candace Bailey & Sara Underwood Oatmeal Wrestling Pictures Photo Gallery
Twitter / Simon Pegg: “By brand recognition I mean the psychological technique used by marketing people to draw audiences into the theatres with familiarity.” ... xkcd sucks.
Footloose - Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid - Directed By: Craig Brewer - Plot Outline: Writer/Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, Footloose. Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer …”
Twitter / Angela Jung: “‘Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have no jobs, no hope and no cash.’” ... that‘s my starting issue.

Kevin Bacon's photo OK gotta say pretty funny. Just did #Rosie. Lots of fun. Great to see her.
Kevin Bacon on WhoSay

The fact is that animals who don’t seem to have a purpose
really do have a purpose.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: eating puppy meat is no worse than pork - Telegraph
“TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has declared that eating puppy meat is no more morally objectionable than consuming pork.”

Humor vampirism 004

My need to be technically correct, the best kind of correct, sometimes sucks away my own humor:
The umlaut shows correctly in your comment, David. Like in the following, an umlaut may also be noted by adding an E after the A, O, or U:
„Wenn ich ein kleines Pferd waere ...‟
Part of an assignment in my German class, one continuation of the previous phrase reads:
„Wenn ich ein kleines Pferd waere, wuerde ich eine kleine Pferdestaerke machen.‟
Horsepower from a horse shows that both my German phrase and the following translation are technically accurate:
“If I was a small horse, I would make one small horsepower.”
For further discussion, I reference Wikipedia:
“This unit (German: ,Pferdestärke‛ = horse strength) is no longer a statutory unit, but is still commonly used in Europe, South America, Japan and India especially by the automotive and motorcycle industry.”
The preceding was a response that I left on my blog, so any humor vampirism is more safe this time than in my last attempt at such.
Twitter / Comedy Central: “Brad the Actor gets a #Tosh Web Redemption, and proves he’s more self-aware, ‘without question.’”
Extended Redemption: Brad the Actor | Tosh.0 Blog
“Can’t get enough redemption? Check out this additional footage from last night’s Web Redemption. Daniel talks about the ins and out of acting, modeling…”
Until I replied to David, I was going to share more stale zaniness, but let us become political to suck away more humor.
NYC ‘Occupy’ showdown averted; Cleanup postponed
“Police had been preparing to evict Wall Street protesters from park for cleaning; Some had vowed resistance.”


Here’s to a long life for Occupy Wall Street | New Hampshire OPINION02
“Conservatives should rejoice and wish for a long life for Occupy Wall Street, as well as abundant publicity and sufficient organization to endorse congressional candidates deemed worthy. All Democrats eager for OWS’ imprimatur, step forward.”
I sometimes forget that someone not on Family Guy could also be named Brian Griffin.
‘Amazing comics, but where are the text pieces?’ a review of: Coward (Criminal, Vol. 1)
“Brian J. Griffin says: This graphic novel collects issues 1-5 of Ed Brubacker and Sean Phillips' Criminal. This contains the entire ‘Coward’ arc which introduces us to Criminal world and some of its main stays. The story and its execution are absolutely fantastic. The art and writing...”

Source: Mafia Wars 2

Zoe Sato | Mafia Wars 2
“The daughter of a Yakuza gangster and his French-born mistress, Zoe was born in Honolulu. When she was a teenager, she witnessed her father put her mother in the hospital following a drunken rage. Shortly after, she stole a cache of her father’s money and caught a flight to Los Angeles. After …”

Zygna, What Have You Done?

Mafia Wars 2 Exclusive X-Play Preview
“The original gangsters of social networking are back with this Epictober, X-Play exclusive preview of Mafia Wars 2. Because at the end of the day, it really does feel good to log online and...”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You can walk or deny 009

As a matter of fact, I do not even epitomize anything by which I choose to define myself very well. I am not even that good of a republican; I was at the Roving Imp Training Center when the following aired:

Republican presidential debate (full transcript) - The Washington Post

I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”

I am only going to resume my sketching to illustrate the following unreal condition:

„Wenn ich ein kleines Pferd waere ...‟

Pony is the German word for pony, but I thought that I would instead use the phrase, “a small horse,” yet Equestria Daily gives me some hope: How we became Bronies.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Embrace It. It's Our Life's Duty

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New invention brings us one step closer to an all-consuming, self-replicating grey goo
“Self-replication. If there’s one thing that scifi has taught us it's that there's no possible situation where giving things that can’t replicate the ability to do so is a good thing.”
Twitter / Steven Ertelt: “Planned Parenthood Marks 95 Years as Biggest Abortion Biz @liveactionfilms @amerlifeleague pro-life.”
Planned Parenthood Marks 95 Years as Biggest Abortion Biz |
“Planned Parenthood is marking its 95th anniversary as an organization this week, but, despite the shiny gloss its president Cecile Richards uses to try to paint a pretty picture on its work, it's now best known as the biggest abortion business.”
Often I question my influence and wish that I had taken debate in high school, but the way to really change hearts is one person at a time:
New Online Video Set to Change Abortion Debate
“The new online movie 180 is poised to radically change the abortion debate in the United States and beyond. by Dave Bohon”

I was not out protesting on the Life Chain two weeks ago on Sunday, because I was resting from watching anime the late the previous night.

I reach my limit of technical knowledge fairly quickly.

Source: In the Mind of Jason Thibeault

You can walk or deny, 009.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What do you know 016

“Well, what do you know?”
Twitter / RNC: “Obama’s jobs plan: $1.6M per job- ... #Stimulus2 #Obamanomics”

Obama’s Jobs Plan: $1.6 Million Per Job
“Andrew Stiles writes on NRO: So the White House is touting a Bloomberg piece with the favorable headline: “Obama’s Jobs Plan Prevents Election Year Recession in Survey of Economists.” You can certainly expect to hear this line repeated as the president continues to campaign for reelection tout his …”

Twitter / Guy Kawasaki: “Occupy Wall Street: An American tradition ...”

Occupy Wall Street: An American tradition - Holy Kaw!
“The Occupy Wall Street protestors may not be dressed in Revolutionary War garb but that doesn’t mean they aren’t carrying on a tradition of airing grievances on the streets of New York that runs back even farther than the founding of the country itself.”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: T-Pony
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hippies are hobos who aspire to be hooligans

Among of my friends, I hold an unpopular political view, so I tend to not discuss politics:
  1. Politics is not considered polite conversation.

  2. I do not know enough about the issues to discuss them calmly or avoid ad hominem.

  3. I am on the opposite side of the debate on most issues.

  4. I do not like being wrong or being made a fool.

  5. I would rather keep friends and be respectful.

This is partially why I have a blog, so that I may freely express my opinions. My Chevy Cavalier has the many bumpers stickers, which were cause enough someone to leave behind a note. The following is one of those stickers:
Mark Levin: Get Your FREE ‘I Don’t Believe the Liberal Media!’ Bumper Sticker |
“Mark Levin promoted NewsBusters and its parent organization, the Media Research Center, on his radio show today. ‘Everyone knows the media have a very strong left-wing bias,’ Levin noted, ‘and that’s largely due to 23 years of Brent Bozell’s hard work at the Media Research Center, which has proven …’”
Well, MBH - my brain hurts, so perhaps something is wrong inside.
‘Scientific’ Study Boils Conservatism Down to a Brain Problem
“A group of British researchers believe they have found why people are conservative: it’s a brain disorder of sorts. Scientists at the University of London say that conservatives have an enlarged ‘fear’ area in their brains, and smaller areas associated with courage and optimism. The London Telegraph ...”
I prefer to believe something by Michael Savage
on the Conservative Book Service: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

Prison » Why Are OWS Protesters Repeating White House Talking Points?
“Many people have rightly pointed out that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are a diverse bunch with different beliefs, and as such have no single set list of demands. However, the one message that has been embraced by the majority of demonstrators is to ‘make the rich pay their fair share,’ which ...”

Do these protesters in New York not see
(Here’s Some Footage of a Man In Store
Crushing Cocaine On A Box Of Diapers and Snorting It
that they are still participants in capitalism?

Editorial cartoon

On war in Iraq and Afghanistan, my friends in the Libertarian Party rightly consider liberal democrats to be hypocrites:
Where Did The Antiwar Movement Go?
“The antiwar movement has been strangely silent despite the fact that U.S. foreign policy hasn’t really changed that much since Barack Obama became President.”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post. I must tolerate, “An open letter to conservatives”, but who gave this guy his misnomer of Conservatism?
What is The Tea Party?
“Robert Borosage, at Take Back The American Dream 2011, DC The Tea Party is mostly a cover for gay bashing, women hating, climate denying, race bating, science...”
Of course in the U.S., only members of could say that they want a president to be removed.
Prison » Hijacks ‘Occupy’ To Push Obama Tax Agenda
“George Soros-funded Obama campaign front group is actively attempting to hijack the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in a bid to push the Obama administration’s tax agenda, and is now clearly trying to steer the narrative of the protests to ostracize End the Fed advocates and anyone op...”
If one says anything against Obama, well, then that person is a racist!
Samuel L. Jackson: Tea Party Is Racist
“In a recent interview with New York magazine, actor Samuel L. Jackson said Tea Partiers are racists who oppose Obama’s policies because he is black. by R. Cort Kirkwood”

He really needs no more money from me.

Big Soros Money Linked to ‘Occupy Wall Street’
“Billionaire financier George Soros and union bosses linked to Obama are bankrolling and supporting the communist-backed Occupy Wall Street protests. By Alex Newman”

Guess which President has raked in the most
Wall Street bucks in a generation?
- Hot Air

Prison » Wall Street Puppet Obama Sympathizes With Anti-Wall Street Protests
“During a press conference this morning, the president said he sympathized with Occupy Wall Street protesters – words that are already ringing entirely hollow for those engaged with the movement, given that Obama’s top campaign contributors include four of Wall Streets biggest investment banks.”

One Big Ass Mistake, America.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call For Totalitarian Government, Re-Election Of Obama
“Despite their honest intentions, many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are being suckered into a trap and calling for the very “solutions” that are part of the financial elite’s agenda to torpedo the American middle class – higher taxes and more big government.”

♫ Take off that gloomy mask of tragedy ♫

'Occupy Wall Street' Organizer Is Marketing Analyst Whose LinkedIn Lists Work For Investment Bankers
“Trust him--he might be young, but he's a ‘professional sociologist.’ So did Harrison Schultz, an organizer of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests, describe himself to Al Sharpton on MSNBC this evening. And he wants Al and us to know that ‘a lot of the people that are here are in fact anarchists, are...’”

Well, who are these people really?

Unions, Socialists Join Forces to ‘Occupy Wall Street’
“A growing number of unions and socialist groups are joining ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstrations in New York and ‘solidarity’ protests nationwide. By Alex Newman”
Hippies are hobos who aspire to be hooligans.
Carville: 2012 could be ‘very rough’ for Obama, says civil unrest ‘imminently possible’
“Who ever thought the saying, ‘It’s the economy stupid,’ from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later? That expression made its way into the campaign...”
“We’ll be prepared... for what?”
Why bloody civil war is inevitable
“As a perfect example of the deep divide that bests the nation today, the current debt talks in Congress encapsulate the very reason that bloody civil war is ...”
“Yeah, be prepared!”
Project: Fallout Glow
“My last post resulted in a lot of emails and discussions about what to do if this mess goes down; if you are reading this because you remembered reading this at some point in the future and are loo...”
Thank you, Denton, my friend.

Monday, October 10, 2011

This is going to be so great!

So far, today has been really great, something which Garfield would not say about any Monday. Following the viewing of a few episodes of Ancient Inventions with Terry Jones at the home of Denton, I arrived at my home and around midnight went to bed. I was too tired to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic this morning, and got around too late for my sister, so she drove herself to school, while I went back to bed, after I briefly attempted to do some homework for my German class.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - What They Should Be Teaching in Schools
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I actually got around a little later still, and left myself little time before my shift to go to Mr Goodcents for the sandwich. With eight minutes remaining, I called my place of work to say that I would likely be ten minutes late. I entered campus, and thought to myself:
“I should try very hard to find a space in front of the building, but I can’t get that lucky. Can I?”
Well, I did, I did find a space in the lot in front of the building. In actuality, I thought that I had gotten lucky, yet the revisionist in me thinks:
This is gonna be so great!
I started work at five minutes past noon, and ate the first quarter of my foot-long sandwich. Two hours hence, I ate another quarter. Two hours later, I ate a third quarter, when I take a break for my class. Between Wednesday evening and this morning barely gave my homework a second thought, so I was not prepared for class tonight. Fortunately an exchange student from Dresden visited our class, and my German about forgetting my homework went over well. I should soon e-mail Eric, to at least sample some German electronica music.

I really wanted to refill my QuikTrip mug with iced tea from the Food Court, but I was hungry for a little more than the waiting, final quarter of sandwich, so I stopped at the <C> Store. Aaron was taking a break to make a call, but Larissa, a friend from Denton’s first improv troupe, was there. I bought a sandwich and a bottled water. She and I talked for a short while until Aaron returned.

While Aaron described the recent college football game between Ohio State and Nebraska, I practiced active listening. I learned a few things about how American football is scored, and how Nebraska rallied in the third quarter (see what I did there?). I told Aaron about the game that I saw while I was at Bar West on Saturday afternoon:
Twitter / Christopher Hurt: “And the long day continues for Missouri in Manhattan.” ...

Twitter / Christopher Hurt: “Tim Allen was not that funny twenty years ago, and now he has a new situational comedy?” ...

/ Christopher Hurt: “Tigers finally near the K-State goal are difficult to ignore when simultaneously showing on ten television screens.” ...
Anyway I returned to work and to talk some with Joel, whom I have known since high school, and thought to myself:
This is gonna be so great!

However, I have to admit:

You’re telling the whole story all over again!

Friendship is magic, everyone.

Celebratory note 020

The Hub TV Network, a venture between Hasbro, Inc and Discovery Communications, has officially been broadcasting for a year.
Twitter / My Little Pony: “Wow, lots of love from you guys today! Thanks for all of the ‘My Little Pony Friendship is Magic’ anniversary wishes!”

... Also, three weeks remain until Halloween.

Lingerie Diva’s Diary: Win A Sexy Halloween Costume From Lingerie Diva!:
“That’s right, we’re helping you to get into the Halloween spirit by giving away a $50 gift card to ! Just think of the sexy...”

Actually, I find that these are all one would ever need:

Neocomimi: The fluffy cat ears that wiggle along with your every emotion
“Electronics firm Neurowear has created a set of ears that apparently respond to the wearer’s emotions via a sensor on the forehead.”
When I was walking home from the Taco Bell, I saw a Chevy Sonic on the lot at Superior Chevrolet, a Kansas City Dealer.
Chief Engineer Proud About the Sonic | Faces of GM
“In our previous post, we showed you the community project Joaquin Nuño-Whelan heads up in southwest Detroit. This edition focuses on the car that he’s been working on for the past few years: the new Chevrolet Sonic.”

Chevrolet also had other news today:

Chevy reveals its most-powerful convertible ever, the 580hp Camaro ZL1 Convertible
“Camaro ZL1: Most Powerful Chevrolet Convertible Ever - Chevrolet reveals the Camaro ZL1 Convertible with 580 horsepower...follow for more!!”

Presbyterian Church USA Ordains First Homosexual Minister
“Three months after changing its constitution, the Presbyterian Church-USA (PCUSA) ordained its first openly homosexual minister. by Dave Bohon”
Thank you for your time.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Keeping up the habit 004

Following a viewing of two episodes, I can say that Ancient Inventions with Terry Jones is an excellent series. Denton told me a few things about Terry Jones, so I reference:
Terry Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator, and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.”
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - The Only Order I Obey
See more at My Little Brony.

On South Park, Stan found a way to deal. Wow.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Summary of Improv Goals 008

In my performances last night, I felt that something was off, but my friend Patrick observed that I had good energy. I was again trying too hard to make puns, so my listening was suffering. I was not quite emotive enough either.
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Clop Jobs
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My next performance in the second season of the Next Big Improv Show is later this month.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Web Wanderings 024

World Smile Day
“This is the official website for World Smile Day ®, created by Harvey Ball of Worcester, MA, who in 1963 designed the original smiley face. World Smile Day® is celebrated around the world on the first Friday of October every year. The theme of the day is ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile…’”
Mozilla Firefox has made me aware of that. Seeing a bright orange Nissan GT-R on Shawnee Mission Parkway was one of the highlights of my afternoon on Thursday.
OK OK OK, the spelling shows no difference for the Hyundai car or the animal.

Academic theatre preparing to perform
first show of season

“The Music and Theatre Department at JCCC will present Equus, its first show of the season, from Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16.

The academic production is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Bodker Black Box Theatre in the Carlsen Center. Seating is first-come, first-served basis.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 14-15 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16.

In Equus, psychiatrist Martin Dysart is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. The passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents, it is a hideous mystery because Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation.

Jim Lane, the chair of the Music and Theatre Department, is directing and designing the play, which was written by Peter Shaffer.

The department will produce several other shows this year, including The Anatomy of Gray by James Leonard. This poignant story, which is set in Indiana in the 1800s, deals with death, loss, love and healing. It will run from Nov 11-13 and Nov. 18-20.

For more the complete season, click here.”

Oh My Gosh, Jalopnik, Oh My Gosh!”

Top Gear + My Little Pony = My Little Top Gear
“God bless whatever ancestors of technology that toiled for decades at shrinking transistors and mapping images into math so that we could have this: the best mash up of Top Gear you’ll ever see.”
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Nevermind
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Yes, come join us on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 p.m. for Level 3, my class show at the Roving Imp in Bonner Springs!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

To honor Steve Jobs

Apple’s Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56.

From Futurama, “Goodnight, you princes of Maine… you kings of New England.”
Steve Jobs: A Timeline
“Steve Jobs: icon, innovator, pioneer. In the graphic, PCMag looks back at his life and career.”

... ... ... ... ...

The Lost 1984 Video: young Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh
“The Original 1984 Macintosh Introduction: the magic moment, when Steve Jobs unveils the Macintosh and releases it from its bag. We've found these historical ...”

... ... ... ... ...

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
“Here we see Steve Jobs delivering his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005.”

... ... ... ... ...

The Future of Apple Without Steve Jobs
“Steve Jobs is gone. He passed away too young and undoubtedly with plenty of innovative ideas still brewing. It comes as no surprise but it's now a reality. (See: Apple Founder Steve Jobs Dies: Reflections on His Legacy) Jobs’ imprint and influence on Apple will remain for years.”

... ... ... ... ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Keeping up the habit 003

South Park Studios Ass Burgers (Season 15, Episode 8) - Episode Guide
“Cartman finds a unique way of coping with Asperger's syndrome. Even Kyle and Kenny are on board. Meanwhile, Stan can't seem to get his life back to normal no matter what he tries. Will anything ever be the same in South Park again?”
“Normal? What do you know about normal?
What does anyone in this family know about normal?”

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Who’s Unicron?

For me, the TV event of last Saturday was not the Doctor Who season finale on BBC America, but the first part of the three-part Transformers Prime season finale on The Hub.

To which I cannot find a preview on-line, the episode features Unicron, the Chaos Bringer, and that reminds me of the following exchange from Transformers: The Motion Picture:
“Unicron? Who’s Unicron?”
A planet, that devours everything in its path.”
“So that’s the monster’s name.”
In My Little Transformer Episode 32, which can be viewed here, some confusion exists.
There’s A Pony For That - My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
“Want friendship that’s magic? There’s a pony for that! My Little Pony Friendship is Magic airs Saturdays at 8 AM ET on The Hub!”
Thank you for your time.

Monday, October 3, 2011

This is senseless 010

For the record, I will say, “I want my internal organs to stay internal!” This is senseless.
Boy Pulls Out Teeth After Dad Puts Off Dentist

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This is senseless.

Aldo Bianchini, Viareggio Man, Rips His Own Eyeballs Out During Church Service
“A 46-year-old man who told doctors he was hearing voices reportedly ripped out his own eyeballs during a Sunday church service in northern Italy, The Sun reports. According to The Daily Mail, Aldo Bianchini, who was born in the UK but spent most of his life in Italy, used his bare hands to tear out ...”

This is senseless.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I don’t know, do you 015

Through Adam Kokesh, I can begin to understand the political view of an independent or the Libertarian Party.
Obama Supporters ‘Occupy’ DC
“Occupy DC, October 1st, 2011 Video by Eddie Free and Adam Kokesh”

Before viewing the following perspective on the YouTube,
David Boaz Makes the Case for Libertarianism.”

True News: The Wall Street Protests
“Amateur surgery always ends in a bloodbath... Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, live on Truth Transmission!”
Our especially retarded president One Big Ass Mistake America was supposed to bring unity:
Carville: 2012 could be ‘very rough’ for Obama, says civil unrest ‘imminently possible’
“Who ever thought the saying, ‘It’s the economy stupid,’ from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later? That expression made its way into the campaign...”
“We’ll be prepared... for what?”
Why bloody civil war is inevitable
“As a perfect example of the deep divide that bests the nation today, the current debt talks in Congress encapsulate the very reason that bloody civil war is ...”
“Yeah, be prepared!”
Project: Fallout Glow
“My last post resulted in a lot of emails and discussions about what to do if this mess goes down; if you are reading this because you remembered reading this at some point in the future and are loo...”

Thank you, Denton, my friend.