The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ein Unfall habe passiert


I had an accident with my car yesterday evening.

„Gestern Abend habe ich einen Unfall mit meinen Auto gehabt.
Heute bin ich nicht bei der Arbeit.‟
Any muscle soreness was from helping a friend move some containers yesterday. I took some ibuprofen and got some rest. In order to get an estimate, report the accident, and get a loan for my deductible, I was not at work today.

An unfallbericht is German for accident report. Bella Block on ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen taught me that word.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh My Gosh 001

“Going into production? Oh My Gosh!”
Twitter / BuzzFeed:
Dunder Mifflin Is Now A Real Paper Company...”

Dunder Mifflin Is Now A Real Paper Company
“Dunder Mifflin Is Now A Real Paper Company: Have you ever watched The Office and thought to yourself, ‘I wish I could actually buy ...’”

internet memes - You Have to Make an Appointment
See more Memebase and check out our Troll Face lols!

Twitter / Family Guy: “Audio Interview:
#sethmacfarlane Dreams About Working - ... #familyguy

“Seth MacFarlane is one of the busiest people in show business today. MacFarlane is constantly working on his FOX animated shows, The Cleveland Show, American Dad!, and Family Guy. MacFarlane also just wrapped up filming his first theatrical film, Ted, which stars Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg and …”
Europe’s Toyota GT 86 sports car revealed, arrives June 2012
“It’s no secret that the Toyota FT-86 will finally make its production-spec debut next week in Tokyo, and ahead of that, the automaker’s UK office has ...”

Yes, by showing an image of the Chevy Camaro, and mentioning
Toyota in the following breath, I have committed sacrilege,
but my redemption is at hand ...

Star Trek 2 Release Date Announced
“It was recently announced that JJ Abrams’ Star Trek 2 will be released on May 17, 2013 and could go into production as soon as January 15. This comes off the heels of the possible casting of Benicio Del Toro as the movie’s main villain. It was also announced that this highly anticipated sequel will ...”

My Little Brony is not my only source. I also find fan art at this site:

Cutie Mark Crusaders
“Just another My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic blog. This is not an Ask Blog. If you are looking for Cutie Mark Crusaders asks please check the master list. ponies”
An ask blog is where people submit questions to someone who plays a character and usually responses in the form of a comic, and an author may also have a related page on Facebook, e.g., Berry Punch also has Ask Berry Punch. Of course, the fandom is not officially sanctioned by My Little Pony, who has been enjoying success:
America’s Hottest Brands: My Little Pony: The Friendship Is Magic | Special: America’s Hottest Brand
“For kids’ cable network The Hub, a funny thing happened on the way reimagining the 1980s cult hit”
Any fandom can have elements which are unpleasant, i.e., the violent and gore-filled Ask Pinkamina Diane Pie, recently mentioned in the „Cupcakes‟ edition of my stale zaniness. Bronies for the most part...

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Embrace It. It's Our Life's Duty
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seek to inspire goodness and the values of the show in others; A Word From Rainbow Dash, by ~grampagort on deviantART, is an example.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh My Gosh

“Oh My Gosh!”
Sweetheart, you really need to read.

Teen’s joking tweet on Topeka trip creates a capital fracas -
“Emma Sullivan’s trip to Topeka with other high school students to learn about government taught her a few unexpected lessons: Sam Brownback’s office monitors social media for postings containing the governor’s name, some folks exhibit little sense of humor or appreciation of free …”

Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh, I just realized that
the last Next Big Improv Show is Saturday at the Roving Imp! We are all enjoying this four-horse race, but we will soon be down two, and declare two winners!
“WASHINGTON -- Conservative interest groups and Republican lawmakers want Justice Elena Kagan off the health care case. Liberals and Democrats in Congress say it’s Justice Clarence Thomas who should sit it out.”
Why being wrong makes us angry - Boing Boing
“Christie Aschwanden is a science journalist. Last month, she joined a lot of other science journalists at the National Association of Science Writers conference and gave a short Ignite presentation about why people get angry when presented with evidence that their beliefs are wrong. She’s posted a ...”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Canon Versus Fanon
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Thanksgiving was spent with my two parents and two sisters,
whom I see frequently because we all live in the same house.
‘Say This.. Not That!’ During Holiday Gatherings
“During the holidays most of us want to spend time with friends and family, while at the same time avoiding the negative comments and unnecessary disagreements that often come with these celebrations.”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Bite and Throw
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Twitter / Anime Almanac: “Is ‘cybering’ still a thing on chat rooms or did everyone stop saying it 15 years ago?” ... with someone you love, share a connection to some low-NOx horthode or The Office.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Number two hundred

During the previous five days, I seriously intended to accomplish more homework for my German class. Succeeding in only writing three sentences, I have been either the best or worst procrastinator.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Queen Faust
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„Lauren Faust sei um Jahre 1974 in den Vereinigten Staaten geboren. Im Berufsleben schreibe sie Zeichenfilme. Craig McCracken, mit wem sie verheiratet sei, sei auch ein Mitarbeiter.‟

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - I Am Faust
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With someone you love, share The Office.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This has been a public service

Tantrum improv welcomes Andre Du Broc to the Westport Coffee House, where I will be in attendance. ... Please disregard what I last said. I had issues with Firefox, and updating my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog, and PayPal, so I coincidentally threw a few tantrums and regrettably lost all interest in seeing Tantrum Improv last night; I asked Denton, at whose home we later watched the following series, “What time may I visit you tonight?”
Up Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Up Series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The documentary has had seven episodes spanning 49 years and the documentary has been broadcast on both ITV and BBC. In …”
Although said many times, many ways, my perception is that I am more likely to be one inspired than one to inspire.
Twitter / David Bailey: “Folks check out @chris_m_hurt at ... Some great tweets and cool person!”
Check the level of toilet paper before use; that is the lesson! Whoops! I already tweeted that. This has been a public service.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

“It’s the granddaddy of all shopping days. And now, our Black Friday deals are making it even easier for you to get the most from your holiday budget.”

Broadband Users In The World - Facts and Statistics
Infographic by Beijing Web Designers

Black Friday (shopping) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season, similar to Boxing D…”

“Oh really? That was close then, ‘cause if it was Taro, he would have just turned into another statistic, death by motorbike. I lucked out! Round two.”

Wonderful Red Velvet Christmas 3 Piece Corset Set with Boot and Hat -
“Everyone loves Christmas, and now you can have a Mrs. Claus Costume to make the most of the occasion. Costume Craze has your Ms. Claus costume! The Santa 3 piece red velvet Christmas corset set is hot and sexy. The cute skirt is so naughty that no one can ignore you and your fabulous hips. The lace …”

Being broke means that I have no business participating in Black Friday.

Source: I Am Brony

Twitter / Sethisto: “Andrea Libman’s Facebook Fan Page Needs Likes!: I was going to toss this in the roundup, but I think enough of y...” ... For the character Pinkie Pie and also Fluttershy in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Andrea Libman performs the speaking voices.
This Week in CRNews: Black Friday Edition
“It’s here: BLACK FRIDAY. As foreboding as its name implies, 'tis the season for running around like animals in search of the ‘perfect deal.’ So, please share with us if you manage to find such a thing! Get any games, anime, manga or anything else cool as part of a killer special today? Line up for h…”

WE LOVE A LADY WHO ENJOYS READINGmy little pony, friendship is magic, brony - It's Always Pressed On Luna's Keyboard
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Twitter / Peter Payne: “Turkey wisdom from a child…
Rats Off! - Good plan. (via sofapizza.)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s How Long Those Thanksgiving Leftovers Will Stay Fresh
“Obviously, one of the best parts about Thanksgiving is eating leftovers for days after the actual holiday itself. Certain Thanksgiving foods keep better in the fridge than others, though—food weblog StillTasty gives us some tips on keeping everything fresh.”

I will now present some stale zaniness:

Why Lovin’ the McRib Isn’t Heart Smart
“Blink and it’s gone. The ephemeral McRib sandwich appears at McDonald’s infrequently and only for a limited time. If you haven’t indulged in one yet, here’s what you’re missing: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80 — those are just three of the 70 ingredients (34 in the bun alone...”

Enough maths, time for a brief history lesson.

Adult Swim’s History of Thanksgiving
“Adult Swim Historitician Sal Crumbsbley delves into the tradition of the harvest festival and how it informs modern Thanksgiving in America.”

Twitter / The Wisest Wizards: Photo: Happy Thanksgiving!

Turning Thanksgiving into Thanksreceiving
“When your friends and family gather for Thanksgiving and list their blessings, make sure and remind everyone they should be especially thankful for you. Are You too Impressive? If you’re anything...”
Twitter / jeffalopolis: “I have so much trouble with these self-assessments, being the narcissist that I am ‘Exceeds expectations to all: Reason ‘I’m awesome’”
MLP PMV - I’m Awesome
“Original song by Spose - I’m Awesome”

Google Doodle

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You can walk or deny 011

Picture This – Rainbow Splits In Two During Sunset
“A photographer catches a rare sight during sunset.”

The Thrill Is Gone: Even Obama’s Cheerleaders Are Falling Away
“President Obama’s cheerleaders are starting to peel away along with his approval ratings, and it’s a fascinating sight to behold. They offer different reasons, but they all boil down to one obvious thing — Obama is first and foremost about Obama — and one less obvious: He has been a failed president...”

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

“The Republican presidential candidates face off Tuesday night just a few blocks from the place they all hope to call home: the White House.”

Twitter / Steve Martin: “Just tuning in now to watch the debate.
Hmm. Seems to be over.”

Top 5 FOX Myths To Debunk This Thanksgiving
“When your conservative uncle corners you, be ready. Here are the top five myths you can bust (gently--these are friends and family). Share this widely so everyone is prepared!”
“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...”

Hippies are hobos who aspire to be hooligans.

Web Wanderings 026

Twilight Sparkle - Gollum Scene

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Data talking to himself
“Data realizes he is talking to himself, and confuses the ship’s computer.”
Twitter / Erica Friedman: “Got myself a Bluetooth for my cell, so now when I talk to myself, I don’t look crazy anymore.” Kitto I must disclaim that this post excessively uses info-graphics.

Are you addicted to your mobile phone? Infographic by Cash Generator
Via: Cash Generator

VIDEO: ‘Coffee Break’ Animated Short
“Here's a little something amusing to perk up your Monday morning. Tokyo-based animators Tomoyoshi Joko and Hiroco Ichinose released their new 2DCG animated short ‘Coffee Break.’ Get a wake up call below.”
Twitter / National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) : “Key Democrats on the deficit super-committee were ‘never really checked into the conversation’ ... #MadeinWDC” ... “Caffeine boosts signals in the hippo-campus,” and at QuikTrip I bought one quart of coffee, which I slowly drank throughout Monday.

Debt ‘Supercommittee’: Statement from Co-Chairs
of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Twitter / “Why Eating Sea Salt Is Not Going To Save You From Anything ... (via BBC World News)” ... For a time, I considered sparing your wretched little claim, Wendy’s. But now, you shall witness... its DISMEMBERMENT!
Sea salt health claims ‘flawed’
“Rock and sea salt is no different to ordinary table salt, despite claims it is natural and more healthy, say consumer groups.”

Some Moe Moe Android fan art for you, if you want it. - J-List Tumblr

Evolution of the   Android Market
Android more virus prone than iPhone -
“In the era of the personal computer, Apple Inc.’s machines were often less vulnerable to security threats than the alternatives. That may also be the case with the rise of smartphones.”
Twitter / Frances Delgado (How a Girl Figures) : “someone hacked my iTunes account, made $80 in purchases, buy a plushie to help me get my money back!”
Handmade Anime Plushies by DancingQueenDQ on Etsy
“I make wonderfully adorable Amigurumi Anime Plushies! All carefully handmade by myself and all proceeds go to helping me get my goal of owning ...”

Cat and bird cute overload. - J-List Tumblr

The Future According to Films [Infographic]
“Curious what the future will look like? According to movie directors, casting their lens towards the future of humanity, it’s quite a mixed bag. Check out this infographic timeline to check out the next 300,000 years of human evolution.”
by visually via
Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion? : NPR
“A rabbi, a descendant of Charles Darwin, a philosopher and a scholar face off over religion in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.”

The preceding sounds like the setup for a joke.

Pew study shows dramatic growth in religious advocacy - Under God - The Washington Post
“Faith-oriented advocacy groups spend nearly $400 million a year on Capitol Hill, study says.”

“Do you ever listen to your words?”

Watching bacteria evolve into problems
“Researchers follow 16 years of bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis patients to identify the genes that make the bacteria virulent.”
Roots & Branches: Autosomal DNA adds to genealogy science kit - Lebanon Daily News
Future of TV: The Quick Version
“I recently gave a talk about the Future of Television. I’m still planning to write some in ...”
Twitter / jeffalopolis: “Wow, the Target Black Friday commercials are the most horrible thing ever ...”
Slow-selling Lexus HS 250h already getting the axe?
“Lexus may stop production of the HS 250h. Reports have emerged that the model is suffering from flagging sales and that the luxury automaker may seek to ...”

funny graphs - Offensively Shaped Chocolate Is Always a Good Idea
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Worst Car Flops of 2011
“The MKT joins eight other vehicles that have performed significantly less than expected this year in the United States. Along with the Acura ZDX, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Chevrolet Aveo, these are the worst automotive flops of 2011.”
Twitter / Joshua Duvauchelle: “What you believe about yourself will ultimately build the demise, or the strength, of your future.”
Relax: the #1 cure to your mental and physical problems | Joshua Duvauchelle’s Blog
“These days, most people practically take stress for granted, as if it’s a part of normal, everyday life. Stressful workdays. Stressful commutes home. Stressful relationships.”

The art of LP Stereo banners - Holy Kaw!

Social Media Users In Love: Romance Update [INFOGRAPHIC] “Social media is a great accelerator for exposing you to potential mates, but does that change the basic way people interact with each other?”

There’s a lot of “Asuka sitting on a motorcycle”... - J-List Tumblr

Is There Any Safe Way to Date Online? ~ LockerGnome
“On Tuesday evenings, my wife and I facilitate a divorce group that helps those who are going through a divorce or have been divorced. One of the most common topics of interest revolves around where one should look for a potential mate. This seems to be of interest not only to the recently divorced ...”
Twitter / Janet Callaway: “How to Make Money from Your Blog and Not Piss Off Your Tribe ... via @BonsaiCA
How to Make Money from Your Blog and Not Piss Off Your Tribe
“Making money from your blog is one of the key drivers for any blogger. Here are some ways to make money with your blog.”
In terms of the NFL, is Nickelback not generally short twenty cents, Funny Or Die?
Nickelback Responds to NFL Petition...
“Nickelback finally figures out why everyone in Detroit hates Nickelback.”

Rarity - “This is the worst possible thing!

Oh My! See What Went Wrong With J. Lo’s Fiat At The AMAs
“When Jennifer Lopez appeared on stage at The American Music Awards on ABC, things did not go as planned when the Fiat 500 Gucci Edition she was supposed to hop into appeared on stage.”

No, Congress did not declare pizza a vegetable

Prison » Michael Moore Blames Homeland Security For Pepper-Spray Brutality
“Filmmaker Michael Moore blamed the Homeland Security-funded militarization of college campus police for the shocking incident Friday where a University of California police officer pepper-sprayed demonstrators directly in the face, labeling the footage the ‘Occupy’ movement’s Tiananmen Square moment...”
Twitter / Wil Wheaton: “I made veggie chili for dinner. It’s good, but really needs more pepper spray.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Porsche Porsche Porsche

Riding in the Porsche 911 cabriolet - Autoweek
“Autoweek has sampled the increased refinement offered by the latest Porsche 911 cabriolet’s fabric and composite plastic roof on a final validation test drive of the new car from San Francisco to Los Angeles.”

Compliment Sandwich

Hot Lap of Estoril in the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 Race Car
“The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 on the Estoril circuit. Read the full review:
2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 Race Car First Drive – Porsche Hybrid Race Car Drive – Road and Track
‘Hitting turn 1’s apex with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 race car’s flywheel near its maximum 36,000 rpm I’m charged for my first all-wheel-drive corner exit. I don’t have to hit the boost button to activate it, it’s pre-programmed for this track knowing approximate location on the track based on…’”
Pics: Mike S’s GT3 4.0 -
“Congrats to our good friend Mike! Enjoy her in the best of health!”

Monday, November 21, 2011

This is senseless 015

This is senseless.
Occupy Wall Street: Lawlessness & Communist Revolution
“Leading activists in the Occupy Wall Street protests openly display their Communist, Marxist, Socialist, Anarchist affiliations and orientations. By William F. Jasper”
This is senseless.
National Debt Runs Past $15 Trillion
“It’s official. The U.S. federal debt has crossed another unbelievable line: $15 trillion. by R. Cort Kirkwood”
This is senseless.
Options After the Supercommittee Failure
“The Supercommittee is likely to announce its failure to pass a $1.2 trillion tax cut package, leaving few options for Congress in an election year. By Bob Adelmann”

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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Draw Boos at NASCAR Event
“First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were grand marshals at today’s NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, appearing as part of their charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families. But their benign, bipartisan cause wasn’t enough to prevent public fallout ...”

This is senseless.
Gingrich to Occupy Wall Street: ‘Go Get a Job Right after You Take a Bath’ | The Weekly Standard
“Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Newt Gingrich and Occupy Wall Street from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.”
This is senseless.

Celebratory note 022

The Home Depot was replaced by Office Depot as his sponsor, but Tony Stewart won his third championship in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series yesterday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Source: Tony Stewart

2011 Sprint Cup Series Champion: Tony Stewart - November 21, 2011 - NASCAR.COM Video
“Tony Stewart celebrates his third Sprint Cup Series championship, one that he captured after winning the tiebreaker with Carl Edwards.”

NASCAR, anybody but Jimmie Johnson.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Twilight Sparkle

I would rather be breaking bad than breaking dawn. When a friend on Facebook asked how many times that his friends had seen the latter, I passionately replied, “Zero.”
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Oh. My God.
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my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Trollight Sparkle: Google Her Now
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Part of the community of bronies on Facebook role-plays as members of the main six characters: Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle.
I am guessing that those pages have more than a single administrator,
and the sixth role, Fluttershy, is rotated periodically to a different page.
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Site Destroyed
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Summary of Improv Goals 009

In my performances last night, I felt that something was off, but my friend Mary observed that I was listening better. Also, I successfully played emotions other than anger, and I remembered to use voice to distinguish my character. I placed in the middle of the field of five.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - May the Best Pet Win
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Later, all of my submissions for Blind Lines were read. I think that Matt recognized dialogue from Back to the Future. My final performance in the second season of the Next Big Improv Show, when I may become part of the final duo, is December 3 at the Roving Imp Theater.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Peanut butter is your friend

The odometer in my car shows 110,011 accumulated miles, a palindrome. Odometer shows 110,011 miles, a palindrome.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic - May the Best Pet Win!
“Rainbow Dash holds a flying race to determine who will win the honor of becoming her pet.”
Serial ATA drives do not always easily work with older versions of Windows.
Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy - The Best Pet For Me +Lyrics and MP3.
“Here you go guys! Lyrics and MP3 below! Yes, the audio is a little off I know, MP3: Fluttershy: Now Rainbow my dear,...”
Peanut butter is your friend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

MBH - my brain hurts 019

An image of a red first-generation Mazda Miata

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Alfa Romeo planning lightweight Mazda MX-5 Miata rival
“Few rumors have circulated quite like the prospect of a new Alfa Romeo Spider. While the previous Brera-based model stands as one of the most beautiful...”
Last night, I went to sleep late and could not awake with first alarm, so I shortened my week without meat... because I did not leave myself time to boil water in order to cook the ramen. Death and Resurrection of an SSD
“Summary: SSDs live fast, die young, and pretend to be OK even while they’re dying. Don’t use one without awesome backups.”

From Sam’s Club, I still had some Hot Pockets in the freezer,
and I can say at QuikTrip, “I BUY SAUSAGE!”

At The L.A. Auto Show, It’s SUVs and Sedans--Not Sportscars--That Rule
“L.A. is the epicenter of luxury-car sales. But if you're looking for exotic roadsters, super-luxury saloons and hand-built sportscars at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, you’ll have to look to find them. For the most part, they’re tucked away in a sunken gallery, under the walkway that connects the.....”
Twitter / Scott Christian Sava: “Okay. YES... there’s ‘girl on girl kissing’ in Dreamland today... but I can explain...”
The Dreamland Chronicles - Page 1393
“As I sat down to work on today’s page (yesterday)… I realized that Nastajia was actually supposed to KISS the Merman back on Wednesday.”

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

South Park Renewed Through 2016 By Comedy Central
“They’ve conquered Broadway, but that doesn’t mean they’re finished ruling the small screen. Comedy Central announced this morning that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a deal with the network to extend South Park for another three seasons, into 2016.”

I hate to be pragmatic in this philosophical moment,
but I’m a little more concerned about who got that message.
You gotta know, they ain’t gonna be too happy...

Sanity prevails -- but ‘Occupy’ loons just don’t get it
“Finally. Common sense and decency — not to mention ordinary rules of sanitation — reign downtown.”
Twitter / Scott Christian Sava: “Oy. I’m going to be dealing with today’s page for quite some time... aren’t I? Sigh...”
TechCrunch | Keen On… Roger McNamee: How Occupy Wall St Changes Everything
“Roger McNamee, the co-founder of $1.9 billion fund Elevation Partners, wants to occupy himself. When I talked with him earlier this week at Techonomy, he expressed the not now uncommon belief that Occupy Wall St is changing everything. Arguing that Wall St represents ‘gangster capitalism’ and that t...!”
Some days you just have to say, “What?” - J-List Tumblr

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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This is senseless.

Obama Complains about USA to Australian Teens
“President Obama bad-mouthed the United States during a visit to an Australian high school, telling teenagers that the United States has ‘fallen behind’ in education, according to a White House pool report. He told young people at Campbell High School the United States has ‘fallen ...”

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Krauthammer on Obama‘s ‘Lazy’ Comments: Shows His ‘Ill-Concealed Contempt’
“Hard at work in Honolulu during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, President Barack Obama made a comment that the United States has been ‘lazy’ about attracting new businesses to America. As Dave Urbanski noted in The Blaze Sunday, the third time in as many months that Obama has …”

Twitter / rstevens: “Honk if you think noise pollution is a liberal myth.”

Networks Ignore Reports That White House Shooter May Have Spent Time at Occupy D.C.
“Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama or his staff.”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post. What the fuck do you think that I have been trying to tell you?
Van Jones Reveals Future of Occupy Wall St: ‘You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet’
“Van Jones offered a prediction Wednesday for those who have been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement: ‘You haven’t seen anything yet.’ The former Obama administration ‘green jobs czar’ — an ardent supporter of the Occupy movement since its inception — said in an interview with CNN that the move...”

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...”

This is senseless.

Postscript to Experiment 020

Yeah, sometimes I too have this feeling.

Today I have tasted 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless, and it is sweet;
however, my Motorola Droid 2 is not compatible with 4G.

Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCHLC11
“Introducing the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot - Small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to bring the Internet to your whole family wherever your wireless phone works- no cables required. Just power it on and instantly connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. And now with the power of ...”
Twitter / Martin G.: “New idea, Nissan GT-R engine ...”

2007-2010 - Nissan GT-R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Nissan GT-R is powered by the VR38DETT engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6 with plasma transferred wire arc sprayed bores. Two parallel Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) turbochargers provide forced induction. Production vehicles produce a manufacturer-claimed engine…”

Twitter / Martin G.: “New idea, Nissan GT-R engine in the new NV passenger van with the high roof option. Just install it in everything.”

2012 Nissan NV2500 HD food trucks deliver deliciousness in LA
“Auto journalists love food. So if you're an automaker that’s looking to get some hot ink about your brand-new food trucks, bringing them to an auto show.”
Without beef, the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito from Taco Bell is pretty good.

BRZ, FR-S, FT-86

Kitto I must disclaim that this post contains excessive expository statements, which includes the preceding. Whether a book, a comic, a film, a toy or a video game, material from other media are often adapted for TV, e.g., Initial D was first a Japanese comic book, and later adapted.
Initial D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initial D (頭文字(イニシャル)D Kashiramoji (Inisharu) Dī is a manga by Shuichi Shigeno which has been serialized in Kodansha’s Young Magazine since 1995. It has been adapted into a long-running anime series by OB Planning, Studio Comet, Studio Gallop, Pastel, and A.C.G.T, and a live action film by Avex and …”
I like the car driven by the protagonist in Initial D, so I sayHachi-roku,’ like Cartman from South Park says ‛Sega Dreamcast.’
Toyota AE86 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno is a small, lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the fifth generation Toyota Corolla lineup. For the purpose of brevity, the insider-chassis code of ‘AE86’ is used to describe the whole range. In classic …”
On the Top Gear USA Fan Page, I agreed that the Honda CR-Z is not even a spiritual successor to the classic CR-X, but such a comparison can be made about FT-86 in relation to the AE86.
Toyota FT-86 Concept - Auto Shows - Car and Driver
“Visit Car and Driver to research Toyota FT-86 Concept - Auto Show. Car and Driver has the latest automotive news.”
Years ago, General Motors sold some of its interest in the following company to another partial shareholder, Toyota.
Fuji Heavy Industries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (富士重工業株式会社, Fuji Jūkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha?), or FHI, is a Japanese transportation conglomerate most known for being the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles.”
An example of a Subaru automobile is pictured below:
Subaru Impreza WRXFollowing the purchase of a majority share in Fuji Heavy Industries, Toyota now considered further partnership with Subaru, which resulted in the following:
Tokyo 2009: Toyota unveils FT-86 Concept, keeps mum on details
“We got a sneak peak of the FT-86 earlier this month, and now Toyota has just officially …”
Toyota USA created the Scion division in 2002. In all honesty, neither the line from Toyota nor Scion excites me, so I was pleased to see this article last spring:
Scion FR-S Concept Exposed
“Bringing back the enthusiast’s Toyota.”
The above is not linked from, where one of my favorites is this road test: HSV GTS vs. FPV GT-P; these products are unique to the Australian domestic market, where the products of General Motors in Australia are by Holden, and likewise Ford products are by Ford of Australia. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) are the divisions for the development of automotive performance, or in-house tuners, of these respective companies, and are analogous to the M division at BMW or the Special Vehicles Team (SVT) at Ford.
Subaru Tecnica International - Wikipedia
“Subaru Tecnica International (スバルテクニカインターナショナル株式会社, Subaru Tekunika Intānashonaru Kabushiki-gaisha), or STi, is Fuji Heavy Industries’ motorsports division. STi, along with Prodrive of the UK specializes in the preparation of a variety of vehicles for the Subaru World Rally Team which competed in …”
With the exposition now clear, let us speak about the present:
Subaru BRZ Concept STI: Almost the real thing
“Subaru’s opening its kimono at the LA auto show today, revealing the Subaru BRZ concept STI for the first time. That's the concept car on which the company's oft-mentioned ‘Toyobaru’ BRZ rear-wheel-drive compact sports car will be based.”
The BRZ, FR-S, and FT-86 are basically the same car.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bring the beat back 005

Because he is retiring, my therapist and I had our last session yesterday. Also, with clear goals in mind, I have recently made much progress, and I have elected to be medication-only. Meanwhile, I feel that my blog has again become mired in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic memes and tropes, so the following lyrics suddenly strike me:
♪ Bring the beat back, ride on ride on ♪

Once I was asked, “What is it with you and cars?” I also wrote about the plight of small pick-up trucks, my type-II diabetes, and “What is it with you and Ponies?
Hold Your Horses T-Shirt | SnorgTees
“Hold Your Horses T-Shirt by SnorgTees. Men’s and women’s sizes available. Check out our full catalog for tons of funny t-shirts.”
How worthy I am of emulation is uncertain, but I next want this shirt:
If You Can’t Be a Good Example, Be a Warning T-Shirt | SnorgTees
“If You Can’t Be a Good Example, Be a Warning T-Shirt by SnorgTees. Men’s and women’s sizes available. Check out our full catalog for tons of funny t-shirts.”
An article in Autocar, “A week in a Mini E,” suggests that no purely electric vehicle is good for traveling long distances:
The future of AMG includes electrification, starts with all-electric SLS E-Cell
“With alternative powertrains staking a larger claim in the mainstream, it’s simply a matter of time before automakers begin adapting the technology for ...”
As I begin to see the need for quality over quantity in regard to my blog, I must ask you, Mercedes AMG Global Fan Page, “How?”
Well… I did it. From 260lbs to half marathon!!!
“I ran the half marathon and I don’t even know what to say about it. It was awesome... every single bit of it. But to be honest, there isn’t much TO say about it. Nothing incredibly dramatic h...”
The preceding is from the front page of WordPress. While I recognize the hard work, which I generally avoid, to accomplish such a goal, my desire is to also be on that front page, but this fades from the light of a thought that I had Monday:

One of the things that friends do,
is remind one that one has value
as a person to another person.

Thank you for your time.

Celebratory note 021

GM announces 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 specs, pricing from $54,995
“How does fifty-five grand for 580 horsepower sound? Probably not as good as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at full scream. General Motors has come clean...”

Chevrolet also had other news about the Chevy Camaro:

2012 Chevrolet Camaro becomes first car to ace all NHTSA safety tests
“The Camaro usually compels us to forget about most things other than horsepower, quarter-mile times and smoky burnouts. As such, ‘safe’ would have to be ...”

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers 650 HP and 200 MPH straight from the factory
“650 horsepower. 600 pound-feet of torque. 200-plus miles per hour. With specs like these, you don't need long-form introductions. This is the 2013 Ford...”

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An offer that I cannot refuse 011


Thursday is apparently a big day for Verizon Wireless in Kansas City:

“4G LTE is coming Nov 17! Be among the first 100 customers to visit our Wireless Communications Store at 6925 W. 135th St. in Overland Park on November 17 and receive a special candy bar. Four candy bars will include a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a FREE 4G LTE DROID Bionic by Motorola. Doors open at 10 am. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. See store for rules.”

Unfortunately, my sister has class until 1:45 p.m. that day.

Darüber freue ich mich

Russia Today (RT) is the source for both of the following stories. From a libertarian perceptive, the sight of sound cannons rolled out for Zuccotti park raid is troubling, aber ich freue mich sehr darüber.
OWS destroyed: Cops clear Zuccotti Park (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
“Occupy Wall Street protesters have clashed with police at Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave their longtime encampment in New York. At least 70 people have been arrested with the police said to have used pepper spray.”

South ParkDie Hippie, Die” (2005) - Memorable quotes
“‘Die Hippie, Die Quotes’ on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...”

Court allows OWS tents at Zuccotti despite Bloomberg ban
“The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to New York’s Zuccotti Park. Earlier the activists’ encampment was ousted by the police force.”

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can walk or deny 010

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

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - It's Fine, Dude
See more at My Little Brony

Five things we learned from Saturday’s GOP debate -
“The Republican candidates for president tackled national security issues on Saturday in a 90-minute debate in South Carolina.”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Jesus the Pony
See more at My Little Brony

Fooly Cooly (2001) - Memorable quotes
“FLCL Quotes on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - The Big Lepony
See more at My Little Brony

Twitter / Two In The Shirt: “HAPPY MONDAY ...

There are no result

My workweek as well as my second alternating week
without meat began an hour ago.
Twitter / Wheat Thins:
Tomorrow is 11/11/11
How are you celebrating
Pinkie Pie says the truth is obvious
Source: The Hub

Whoops! I already tweeted that Denton observed, “You a little late on that one, buddy... but thanks for the heads up.” ... Ol’ Hired Hand Six Gun Chili Mixin’s, I am so sorry that I passed you at Price Chopper, because you are awesome, and Alice 102 plays only excellent music.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This is senseless 013

This is senseless.
“Where did green-energy money go? Straight to campaign donors.”

See more Gifs

Campaign In 100 Seconds: Why Obama’s On The Rise
“Up till now President Obama has been shadow boxing against a phantom menace: a candidate known only as ‘Generic Republican.’ Polls have fluctuated in favor of and against the President in this fight, but now that his opponent has taken…”
This is senseless.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Improv Festival Kansas!

Source: My Little Brony

Check out the Roving Imp for top quality comedy coming this weekend!

Improv Festival Kansas kicks off the final night today. Below is the probably final lineup for each night, barring something unforeseen.

Please arrive at the theater no later than a half hour before your show begins. Sets were anywhere from 20-35 minutes. I was a tech standing by for booth instructions ls night. Intermission will happen only halfway through the Thursday night show. Other shows will most likely be three sets in a row.

We'll have gatherings, parties, and hootenannies after the shows each night, including the return of our popular Festival Mixer.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m.:

Level 3
Special Guest Star


Friday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.:
Special Guest Star

Friday, Nov. 11, 9:00 p.m.:
The Boss
Dictionary Soup
The Kristen & Amie Show

Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m.:
Babel Fish
The Boss
Improv Team 13672

Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:00 p.m.:
The Amie & Kristen Show

Help bring improv to Kansas!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day, 2011

To all those who served, in wartime or peacetime,
domestically or overseas, we thank you for your service.

Source: Asics America

Veterans Day Frequently Asked Questions -
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
“Frequently asked questions about Veterans Day”

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 019

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

Guy Benson - Michigan Debate: Winners and Losers
“We witnessed a two of important developments at tonight's debate at Oakland University in Michigan.”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - The Elements of Compliance
See more at My Little Brony

The Elements of Compliance above include schadenfreude:

Schadenfreude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Schadenfreude i/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/ (German: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd and Swedish as skadeglädje.”

Watch Rick Perry’s Campaign End Before Your Eyes

National Emergency Test A Failure - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
“DENVER -- A test of the national emergency alert system on Wednesday was a failure. Wednesday, November 9, 2011.”

Larissa In The Hot Ass Desert | Team News and Gossip

Indomitable Spirit: The 236th Marine Corps Birthday Message

236th Marine Corps Birthday Message
“The Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
present the 236th Marine Corps birthday message.”

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I don’t know, do you 016

Executive Privilege Claim Ahead on Solyndra
Twitter / Martin G.: “New idea, Nissan GT-R engine in the new NV passenger van with the high roof option. Just install it in everything.” ... I don’t know, do you?
Nissan JUKE-R Video 2 - Technology Transfer from GT-R to Juke-R
“VIDEO 2 - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - As well as the engine and drivetrain, the Nissan GT-R features a wealth of technology and the team faces several challenges ...”

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Synthesizing Friendship
See more My Little Brony

Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System
is at 1 p.m. today

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 1 p.m. today.

While the EAS is used often by state and local governments, this will be the first time the system has ever been tested nationally. Although the nationwide EAS test may resemble the periodic monthly EAS tests that the public is familiar with, there will be some differences in what seen or heard, which is one reason for conducting a nationwide EAS test.

The test will be approximately 30 seconds long and will look and sound very similar to the frequent local tests of the EAS,

An audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating “This is only a test” though text may not indicate this same message on the screen on every television channel,

The test will be transmitted via television and radio stations nationwide – it will not include NOAA weather radios, mobile devices, or outdoor warning sirens.”

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The SEMA Show, 2011

The SEMA Show is held each year in Las Vegas during the first week of November.
Specialty Equipment Market Association
“A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams...”

Source: SEMA

SEMA Show News - Autoweek
“SEMA, short for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, is the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, held in Las Vegas each fall. The show fills multiple convention halls and shows off everything from high-performance OEM specials to custom wheels and graphics from local shops. Here’s what …”
I would like to attend the this show, but I cannot afford the expenses related to travel, or the time off work.
2011 SEMA: The Best of the Rest
“Throughout the week we’ve brought you the best that Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Mazda, and Honda had to offer at this year’s SEMA show. But what about everything else? Glad you asked. There are hundreds of other cars there brought by aftermarket vendors as showcases of ...”

The show also gave the following award:

SEMA Anoints the Hottest Car, and in an Upset, It’s an Italian
“The Fiat 500 was named the hottest sport-compact at the show, stealing some thunder from the Japanese brands that typically dominate the convention floor.”

Japanese brands were well represented, yes.

Toyota Prepares Handful of Tacomas, Tundra for SEMA - Auto News - Truck Trend
“It will be trucks galore at the Toyota stand at this year’s Las Vegas show, with primped out Tacomas and a Tundra that are sure to garner some oohs and aahs. Check out these trucks that are equipped with a water high-pressure washer, barbeque grille, and an overhead shower below. Read this full auto…”
Video: SEMA-bound “Decepticon” 2010 Camaro SS
“Meet Dustin Johnson. His Decepticon-themed 2010 Camaro SS named ‘Hornet: The Evil Bumblebee’ was recently selected as a SEMA Customer Award winner, and will be headed to the SEMA show next week in Las Vegas, where it will be displayed alongside the finest modified vehicles the industry has to offer.”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.