The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Monday, December 31, 2012

Need to read again 027

Facebook sometimes commends a page for me to like, and Lexi Bella, “a fine artist living and creating in New York City's Lower East Side has been painting and creating art for over 25 years and completed her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 2006,” shared the following link.
Another good thing about working in a Japanese office. May or may not match reality.
Source: Another good thing about working in a Japanese
office, may or may not match reality. (J-List)
Go Bombing Day
“Artists from all over the globe are celebrating Go Bombing Day on through a variety of activities in support of Go Bombing Day.”
Meanwhile, I have left a group, which shared a political post to support this incompetent president, and push us over the fiscal cliff.
Stand His Ground in With The Republicans |
We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
“This past election cycle President Obama asked us to fight for him so that he could stand up for us. I and everyone I know contributed time and money and answered the call. That is why it is very disheartening to see the President not keeping faith with us and capitulating once again to the Republic...”
Someone else also had another modest proposal.
“Louis Michael Seidman, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, has a simple plan for getting the U.S. back on track: Let’s give up the Constitution. No, really. That’s the title of his New York Times op-ed. His basic argument is that America is not in a...”
Happy New Year, you crazy ‘mother…’

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Why would anyone want Piers Morgan?

For some stale zaniness, the last time that I brought back the beat, The Hub announced the return of Animaniacs, from which I will quote and title this post.
“Um, I think so Brainie, but why would anyone want to Pierce Brosnan?”
“PIERS MORGAN angered 90,000 gun-lovers in the US with his views on gun control. Here he explains why he may leave the country that has become his second home.”
What do you know 014 revealed that the Saturday before my birthday in 2011, John, David and I viewed Clarkson: The Good, The Bad, The Uglywhere Clarkson pontificates whether America had made any properly fast, properly built, and properly handling car in 2006. Clarkson recently commented on appearing on Piers Morgan’s program and on the specter of Piers Morgan’s returning to the UK.
Hey, Bender the Offender doesn't need you. Bender the Offender doesn't need anybody! Fembot: What about us, Mr. The Offender? Bender: Well obviously I need floozies.
“Guess we didn’t say everything in This is senseless 026, so we’ll have something to say here.”
A friend on Facebook and contributor at Burnout Radio, Charlie Brumfield shared “An opinion on gun control” and the following.
Stockholm Syndrome, Newtown and the Liberator Pistol
“Two days ago, a man whom I've known and respected for over a decade launched into a more than slightly incoherent Facebook rant in which he explicitly blamed the NRA and law-abiding civilian shooters for the Newtown killings. ‘Those children died,’ he ...”

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A second out of phase 019

Lately, I have been resting a lot, because I have been congested. Waking up late in the afternoon, a visit to Freebirds World Burrito, and buying some gloves and Kirkland Signature™ Aller-Tec™, 365 Tablets only availed a half hour yesterday between the time that I returned home and had to pick up my compatriots for the commute to Lawrence. The Spice Girls entreat me, “Say You’ll Be There,” so I suppose that I will tonight be at the Kick Comedy Show, Featuring ‘Dickens Improvised!’
Applejack wake up... Sleepy Applejack
MLP FIM - Sleepy Applejack by *Joakaha on deviantART
Home - Gone Google
“Docs keeps everything and everyone on the same page. No more tedious version control, and no more wasted time looking for an attachment buried in your inbox. Sit back while your edits are automatically saved in Google Drive.”

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Toward flecked 003

This evening, I made some DiGiorno® for the family for dinner. While I may have felt worse and suffered more, seasonal allergies are the one great test in store for us all, so I should perhaps feed this cold. While at the Deutsches on Christmas, we played Apples to Apples®, so one could say, “You left a piece out.” After five episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the last of which included the following, I ran some errands.
Ditsy Doo Rides a Velociraptor
Bronies via BUCK YEAH! by *MadHotaru on deviantART
Epic Leg Wiggle - Reading Rainbow edition
“I’ve been considering making a real sequel to Epic Leg Wiggle for a while but issues with editing combine...”
I may have to set aside concerns about my diabetes to have some orange juice, and some chili from Wendy’s.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

An offer that I cannot refuse 020

The words of Bleedman at Snafu-Comics will not be used on my blog tomorrow.
“Guess we didn’t have anything to say yesterday so come talk to us in the forums, maybe we’ll have something to say there.”
Earlier my friend was still in town,
so we went to Walgreens, but first to Sonic Drive-In.
A Merry Christmas gift for you all. This picture can describe many things of what's going on, but of course, Spike and Sweetie Belle are giving each ...
Bronies via Gift by ~PrinnyAniki on deviantART
“Looking for a post holiday deal? Stop by SONIC and enjoy a $.99 Jr. Deluxe Cheeseburger today. Limit 2. Please mention text. Valid 12/26 only.”
We arrived back just in time for her to catch her ride home with her sister. I watched a few episodes of Doctor Who on BBC America, and NOVA on PBS.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Who is this beloved Clara?

Yesterday, my sister Kim was working at the Arby’s until 6:30 p.m., so I joined my father while he tried to not sleep through the third part of Back to the Future trilogy, which was his second attempt. Soon, we all left in the car to look at lights.
“It’s the best present ever!” squealed both Cadence and Li’l Twilight. Merry Christmas / Happy Hearth’s Warming to all. May you also get the best gift ...
Bronies via The Best Gift Ever by ~dm29 on deviantART
Steeda Autosports
“Steeda Autosports engineers and manufactures performance and appearance products for the Ford Mustang, Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Ford Edge.”
We first visited Candy Cane Lane, and then many inflatable penguins in Olathe.
Waddle around and meet new friends | Club Penguin
“Welcome to Club Penguin, a virtual world for kids guided by an unwavering commitment to safety and creativity”
Friends of our family from Grace Christian Fellowship Church, the Deutsches have invited us for dinner on Christmas, and Father last night took the opportunity to locate their house. Fortunately, I used Google Maps Navigation, or we would have been lost in the dark for far longer. Later a friend was in town, so we went to Denny’s until 1:30 a.m. My family watched Days of Thunder, and waited to open presents until I came upstairs after 9:00 a.m. We stayed with the Deutsches until 4:30 p.m.
The present episode of Doctor Who and the third Back to the Future both beg the title, “Who is this beloved Clara?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bring the beat back 010

On Christmas Eve, to see lights, the family goes out, and I will join them this year. While the Dodge Challenger was not part of my dreams, I did sleep until three this afternoon, which was just in time to see the following.

Bronies via Celestia for Kein by =hinoraito on deviantART
Animaniacs Holiday Promo
Animaniacs is considered a variety show, with short skits featuring a large cast of characters including the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister ...”
My car had a leaking tire, so my father put on a different wheel and tire, and also went shopping this morning with my sister Pamela, while I watched the following at least twice.
Hearth’s Warming Eve
“Hearth’s Warming Eve is the eleventh episode of the second season of My Little Pony Friendship...”
My sister Kim is working at the Arby’s until 6:30 p.m., and the title of my previous post was inspired by the need for Rainbow Dash to close a window in the above episode, so one could say, “You left a piece out.”

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bitte, machen Sie das Fenster zu

Friends of our family from Grace Christian Fellowship Church, the Deutsches have invited us for dinner on Christmas. I visited Denton after the shows at the the Underground Theater. Earlier today, I was ill, so I was not able to be at church. At the Roving Imp, John will do the following well, and by the rules.
A final 2012 image, new sisters enjoying the moment on the Xmas spirit
Sisters by *14-bis on deviantART
How to Throw a Legit White Elephant Party
“Hey [Y’all], According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, ‘a white elephant is an object no longer of value to its owner but of value to others.’”
I have made my selection, which I have also wrapped,
and found gifts for my sister, whose name I drew last year.
Penske Automotive Group | $100 Shell Gas Card Giveaway!
“Because we showcase articles and content about Penske Automotive, Roger Penske, Penske Racing, Penske Truck Rental and more, Penske Cars is unique… No other Facebook Page, or Group has that reach or breadth of content covering all things related to Penske Enterprises...”
My father asked me what I wanted for Christmas.
My Little Pony Pony Princess Wedding Castle Play-set
“Bring your own special day to life with a royal wedding set from Hasbro. As part of the My Little Pony collection, it includes a Princess Cadence and Shining Armor figure. Crowns, dresses and other accessories let you put on the wedding of the century. Designed for use with other My Little Pony …”
I previous mentioned this on my page; Watch the Royal Wedding
and Today is the Day should also have been clues.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

On a Good Day

Last night was the first time that I had been back to “walk around the left side of the building, and to the Underground Theater in the rear of the lot” in two weeks, and I had great sets and fun. I learned that my friend Joel has a set at ComedyCity tonight, so I am going there instead of The KC Improv Company. This short post is also so the words of Bleedman at Snafu-Comics are not used on my blog tomorrow.
“Guess we didn’t have anything to say yesterday so come talk to us in the forums, maybe we’ll have something to say there.”
On Tuesday, when I entered the car to go to the memorial service for my mother, I caught my coat between the door and the frame, and smashed the screen of my Samsung mobile, so I now have a Windows Phone by Nokia.
The artist traced half of body and head from the changeling scene, changed eyes position, added legs from another episode and got this! Hope you like it!
Bronies via Pinkie Pie wanna hug you! by ~Lazy-Joe on deviantART
On A Good Day - OceanLab on Pandora Internet Radio - Listen Free
“Listen to music by OceanLab on Pandora. Discover new music you’ll love, listen to free personalized radio.”
Earlier, I reheated Papa John’s Pizza in the convection oven.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stale zaniness 032

College Boulevard west entrance closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 8
Recursive Kuroneko art
“Starting Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, the JCCC College Boulevard west entrance/exit will be closed except for through traffic to the warehouse building. The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

Buildings impacted by the closure will be PA, HSC and HCDC. Staff in PA and HSC can park at the warehouse or the sports parking lot and walk to their buildings.

The three-way stop south of the athletic track will be closed and not accessible. Traffic will be diverted through the gym parking lot to access the south loop road by the HCDC building.”
Regardless of the year, the College formally closes between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2. Some days you just have to ask, “Did Nostradamus really predict PSY’s Gangnam style will cause the end of the world?
‘Gangnam Style’ Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube
“It’s official: Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is the first video ever to hit a billion views on YouTube.”
Some time during the holidays, you should have a conversation about the true meaning of the season: emotions as portrayed by Dennis Quaid, like Quaid-fused or Quaid-gry.
From Disney's Paperman, George and Meg.
SketchBook (Friendship is Magic) via george and meg
by `briannacherrygarcia on deviantART
How To Survive The Apocalypse, Cold-War Style
“The world is definitely not going to end today. So don’t ...”
Awaiting her flight on Southwest, my friend Nifer feels like Tom Hanks in The Terminal, to which I responded, “Bring onto me Catherine Zeta-Jones in sensible heels, with a short skirt and a long jacket. :3”
The High Cost of “Hooking Up”
“Americans are told almost nonstop to ignore prohibitions against free sex and that indulging in unrestrained, promiscuous sex means everyone goes away happy. Bad idea by Kurt Williamsen”

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Celebratory note 038

Mentions in Blogger - Blogger Help
“To use this feature, you first need to upgrade your Blogger profile to a Google+ profile. Mentioning someone is an effective way to let them know that you're referring to them in your blog post. You ...”
JCCC hoop teams post victories
Scootaboots with bonus Scootascarf!
By Request- Scootaboots/ Bootaloo by *PixelKitties on deviantART
“The JCCC women’s and men’s basketball teams closed out the first half of their 2012-13 seasons with victories over Fort Scott Tuesday night.

The Lady Cavaliers posted a 41-point win over the Lady Greyhounds, 80-39. The win improved JCCC to 11-1 overall, and extended JCCC’s home court win streak to 28 straight. Four JCCC players finished in double figures, led by sophomore Kathleen Brisbane. She posted a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore guard DaShawn Harden followed with 13 and a game-high seven steals. Freshmen Kariel Hutt and Sameia Kendall chipped in 11 and 10 respectively.

The JCCC men rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to record an impressive 69-54 victory over Fort Scott, and improved their season mark to 5-7 overall. Sophomore Tony Jones registered his third straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Over the past three games, he is averaging 18 points and 15 boards.

Also in double figures for the Cavaliers were sophomore guards Christian Hildebrandt and JaRon Rollins. Hildebrandt matched Jones’ 19-point effort, while Rollins was one back with 18 points.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

First Snow of the Season

JCCC featured in two segments on ‘The Local Show’ Dec. 20
Octavia is so pretty, I love the subtle gray coloring for a pony!
Octavia Philharmonic via Merry Christmas from Octavia by *Tuyla on deviantART
“JCCC president Terry Calaway will be a guest on The Local Show on KCPT at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, on 19.1 HD.

Host Nick Haines sits down with Calaway on KCPT’s primetime public and cultural affairs program to discuss his impending retirement in August and his many accomplishments during his tenure at JCCC.

In addition, a segment produced by JCAV-TV students titled “Sustainability at Work: Deconstruction, Reuse and Habitat for Humanity Restore,” will be aired. The segment was produced through a partnership between KCPT and broadcast students at JCCC.”
Getting real out there, KMBC 9 News Kansas City reports, “The Kansas Department of Transportation said Interstate 70 has been closed from Goodland, Kan., to Auroro, Colo.”

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News of the Day 038

Sad news: Linda Hurt, mother of Chris Hurt, dies
Now what...?
Now what...? by ~High-Roller2108 on deviantART
“Linda Hurt, mother of Chris Hurt, multimedia and event aide, died Thursday, Dec. 13.

A memorial service is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 7230 Quivira Road, Shawnee.

Cards and flowers, preferably carnations and daisies, are welcome. Contributions toward medical bills appreciated.”
The server at Chili’s Grill & Bar was wonderful.

Find Your Destination

 To live in the ‘now’ rather than in the past or future, I could find quite easy,
thus if I could use this ability, I would experience life to the full.
Sleep Tight, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams by *atryl on deviantART
I might have been in the desert on a horse with no name, where there were plants and birds and rocks and things — Briarcliff Village, and I may ask myself, “Well... I need a gift card for my sister this year for Christmas, so have you a Best Buy? How did I get here? No, I was not talking about a special purchase. What have I done?”
Family relationships may be somewhat confusing to me,
and my domestic environment possibly a little chaotic.
Spike somewhat upset with Twilight for giving him a lecture on what's right and wrong. I've always seen Twilight as a Mother Figure for Spike ♥
Motherly Love by ~kikithewolf64 on deviantART
As he spoke with me about the family, my father said, “We are either going to come together or grow apart,” so I suppose that we will have to find our destination.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whirlwind weekend 011

While I had hoped to resume being social, I could only attend a “Before Christmas” dinner on Saturday. I became violently ill with food poisoning on Friday afternoon and thus could not later be at a birthday party, and improv rehearsal on Sunday because of severe pain. At the party on Saturday, we played an extended round of the following.
A little Art Trade Between Rarity against the wall
Bronies via Rarity against the wall - By Jcos88 by ~MrWes326 on deviantART
Cards Against Humanity
“Cards Against Humanity is a free party game for horrible people.

Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers...”
“A philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might actually be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call, The Lattice.”
The memorial service for my mother is tomorrow night.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

This is senseless 026

5 Ways to Help the Victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy - BroBible
“If you’re like us, you’re probably still in a state of shock from the events that occurred on Friday. And if you’re here, you’re probably looking...”
This is senseless.
Washington’s School Security Failure
“Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse.”
Jamie Foxx Says Film Violence Inspires Real-life Violence
“Jamie Foxx, the actor/comedian who recently joked about killing white people while hosting Saturday Night Live, is speaking out about the role movie violence has on real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting. The timing is even worse for Foxx’s comments, considering his latest film Django Unchained.”
A theologically confusing nightmare is ‘Our Lord And Savior Barack Obama,’ and the following.
“Westboro Baptist Church cult plans to protest Connecticut shooting funerals just two days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.”
This is senseless.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Being marginalized and drinking alone

Academic Excellence Challenge team comes
in second at weekend competition
There are some important differences between Luka and Miku
Source: There are some important differences
between Luka and Miku. (J-List)
“The JCCC Academic Excellence Challenge team brought home second place from the Snow Bowl competition held Dec. 1 at Cowley College.

After seven rounds of play, the team finished with a 5-2 record, with its only losses being to tournament winner Redlands Community College from El Reno, Okla. Next up for the team is the National Academic Quiz Tournaments Sectional Qualifier, to be held Jan. 21 at Cloud Community College.

Team members are Trevor Crookston, Sydney Harvey, Shirshal Jagtap, Matthew Kelley, Frida Lara, Annie Lynn, Jared Mullis and Kurt Partridge. The team is coached by Mindy Kinnaman.”
For safety’s sake: Material safety data sheets available online
Hey, a Leica camera! I’ve been wanting one...
“Material safety data sheets (MSDS) are sometimes referred to as safety data sheet (SDS) or product safety data sheet (PSDS) and they are an important component of product stewardship and workplace safety and health.

The MSDS are intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and include information such as physical data (boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment and spill-handling procedures.

At JCCC, Gary Cook, manager, housekeeping and custodial services, has developed an online library of MSDS. At this link you may enter into the search box most any related search word to help you search the MSDS database. To find the specific MSDS you are looking for you will need to know the manufacturer.

If you have questions regarding the MSDS database or to add or delete an MSDS from the database, please contact Cook.”

Friday, December 14, 2012

A time to gather stones together

This year, I have lost three friends to cancer: my mother, the mother of a friend, and a co-worker; and another friend to a sudden heart attack. In a time to gather stones together, one of my younger sisters has taken the day off work to help Father.
| Wired Magazine | Wired.com
“Death is inevitable. But, as Scott Brown points out, with companies like Legacy Locker and Deathswitch.com, your digital self can live forever!”
Another co-worker also lost his mother earlier this year on Sunday, Sept. 30. While we chose the following and Kansas Cremation Services, my family has yet to work out many details.
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
“Peace of mind, comfort, guidance and expert care are what Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care brings to people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness.”
“For the, no doubt, considerable cut set of you who enjoy watching preview clips but want to wait ‘til Saturday to watch the full episode, here [is] the new Entertainment Weekly ...”
I will today resume my being social as I tonight attend a birthday party, a “Before Christmas” dinner on Saturday, and improv rehearsal on Sunday.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

to Everything There Is a Season

Lyrics and title - Turn! Turn! Turn! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes, as found in the King James Version (1611) of the Bible (Ecclesiastes 3:1), though the sequence of the words was rearranged for the song. Ecclesiastes is traditionally ascribed to King Solomon.”
My mother passed away this afternoon, and has found final rest.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The story of a super-car that breaks all the rules

The story of a super-car that breaks all the rules, National Geographic Channel documentary series Mega-factories with the Nissan GT-R, was assumed by this author to be airing tonight, Nissan Sports Cars! I today read the following to my mother.
The story of a super-car that breaks all the rules, the Nissan GT-R.
Source: Switzer Performance
Bible Gateway passage: John 1 - New International Version
“The Word Became Flesh - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines …”
For safety’s sake: Takes steps to handle holiday stress
Rainbow Dash is planning her revenge. The rest are soon to follow.
Hearth’s Warming Scenes - One Horse Open Sleigh
by *ImmortalTanuki on deviantART
“Do you experience holiday cheer or holiday drear? The holidays are often painted as a picture of happiness, joy and gatherings with family and friends.

     That may be the case for many people. Others find the holiday season dreary and stressful, due to using extra money on gifts or parties, or spending free time hosting, cooking, cleaning or baking.

     When stress levels rise, healthy lifestyle habits are often put on the back burner. You may end up getting less sleep, not exercising as often or eating unhealthy foods or food portions.

       On average, Americans gain seven to 12 pounds from Thanksgiving to Christmas. You don’t have to be a part of that statistic, and you can keep stress levels at bay too.
  • Set a goal to maintain your healthy habits. The holiday season is not the best time to set weight loss goals. Instead set goals around portion control, physical activity and ‘me time.’
  • Taste the foods you love, without overdoing it. Be selective and only enjoy the foods you really want, in small amounts. You can reduce portion sizes by using smaller plates, serving yourself, and taking at least 20 minutes to eat before deciding on seconds.
  • Maintain a routine. When possible, continue with your normal, daily schedule and add in physical activity when you can. Don’t stress if you can’t.
    • When shopping, park far from the entrance to add extra steps.
    • Walk a lap or two at the mall instead of rushing in and out, when time permits.
    • Carry your own grocery or shopping bags to the car.
    • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
    • Go for a walk with family or friends during gatherings.
  • Load up on the H20. When you’re busy, it’s easy to forget to drink water. H20 helps refresh your skin, improves your metabolism and lessens cravings.
  • Sleep. Seven to nine of the 24 hours in a day are meant for sleep. Getting enough sleep allows your body to repair itself, diminishes stress and improves productivity.
  • Decompress. Spending time with family, in crowded areas, and balancing budgets is stressful. Aim to do something you enjoy every day, even if it is just for a few minutes. Taking time for yourself will help you relax and regroup.”
The title of this post alludes to Rainbow Dash Presents: Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Luna lends magic, makes all complete

Reilly wins Servant Leader Award
Huzzah! The wings have been doubled! Luna lends magic, makes all complete!
You are my most favourite princess, ever! by ~JoshCraven on deviantART
“Judi Reilly, advertising coordinator, received the JCCC Leadership Institute Servant Leader Award on Friday, Dec. 7.

The award is presented to a member of the Leadership Institute graduating class who demonstrates service to the community beyond JCCC, displays remarkable leadership within the Institute program, participates with thoughtful engagement, enthusiasm, passion and positivity and exemplifies a ‘servant leader.’

The award was developed in honor of David Kennedy, computer lab supervisor, who was a member of the 2008 Leadership Institute class and died in 2009. Previous winners were Lindy Robinson, dean, business, and Gayle Callahan, director, billing and accounts receivable.”
Bookstore, C-Store holiday specials start today
I have to say, I really like the “absolute zone” stockings look.
Source: I have to say, “I really like the ‘absolute zone’ stockings look.” (J-List)
“The JCCC bookstore and C-Store are offering holiday specials starting today and continuing through Friday, Dec. 21.

Save 25 percent on JCCC logo merchandise, sweatshirts, tees, hats, ties, logo gifts, selected art supplies and nursing uniforms. Includes previously marked-down clearance items. Not valid with other offers or coupons. Offer valid in store only. Excludes textbooks, required course materials, electronics, computers and consumables.”
Board of trustees December meeting packet now available online
Hatsune Miku clones. Not sure what’s up with this, but I love it.
Source: Hatsune Miku clones. Not sure what’s up with this, but I love it. (J-List)
“The December 2012 board of trustees meeting packet (Portable Document Format) is now available online. The JCCC board of trustees’ regular meeting begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in Polsky Theatre.

Please note the change from the regular meeting location.

As a reminder, the college no longer provides paper copies of the board packet before each monthly meeting of the board of trustees as part of JCCC’s sustainability and cost containment efforts.”
JCCC hosts technology competition for high school students Jan. 10
Rainbow Dash moved up on my favorite pony list because of this episode, so enjoy Rainbow Dash and Scoots.
Under her Wing by *BlacksWhites on deviantART
“JCCC will hold the third annual Competitive Technology Event for 9th-12th grade students from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, starting in the JCCC Fieldhouse.

The awards presentation will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Polsky Theater of the Carlsen Center.

Nearly 500 students from 20 high schools in Johnson, Douglas and Miami counties will be in attendance. These students will compete independently or with classmates in 32 events in areas such as architecture, engineering, information technology, dragster design, Computer-aided Design (CAD), problem solving, fashion, film, flight, music, robotics, transportation and video production. Awards will be given for the top three places in each event and for the top overall school.

The Competitive Technology Event is based on the state of Kansas career clusters and will help prepare students for future possible careers in these areas. The event is free for the registered student competitors and open to the public for viewing.

For more information, contact Damon Feuerborn, associate professor, drafting.”
Thinking information protection:
The 12 days of holiday cyber security
Poor Suguha, cock-blocked by Facebook.
Source: Poor Suguha, cock-blocked by Facebook. (J-List)
“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… peace of mind. 
The holiday season is the time of the year when schemers, scammers and hackers prey on the most unsuspecting shoppers.

A study by Adobe Digital Publishing reported that 21 percent of total online sales will come from mobile devices this holiday season. To help ensure a safe online experience this year, here are McAfee’s top 12 holiday traps to avoid as you ‘cyber-shop’.

1. Fraudulent websites try to lure you into typing in your credit card and personal details by promoting great deals. Now they have your money and information and you could be left empty handed.

2. Malicious mobile apps. Be careful when downloading apps; you could download a malicious app designed to seal your information or charges to your phone bill.

3. Travel scams. Phony travel web pages with beautiful pictures and too-good-to be true deals are used to get you to hand over your financial details.

4. Holiday spam/phishing. Mass email messages advertising cheap Rolex watches, Kindles, or other ‘perfect gifts’ are meant to lure you – don’t fall for it.

5. Skype message scare. Be wary of instant messages with the line ‘LOL…is this your new profile pic?’ because when you click on the link your computer is infected and your files could be held for ransom.

6. Bogus gift cards. Cyber criminals can’t help but want to get in on the action by offering bogus gift cards online. Be wary of buying gift cards from third parties and buy directly from the retailer instead.

7. Holiday smishing. Using text messages, scammers try to lure you into revealing personal information by pretending to be a legitimate organization, business or store. Always access credible sites directly.

8. Social media scams. Beware of ads and postings for contests and ‘stay-at-home’ jobs from your Facebook and Twitter ‘friends’. These are a form of mass mailings and they are not your friend.

9. Fake charities. In this season of giving, the bad guys are hoping to get in on the giving by sending spam emails and advertising fake charities, often using names that are very similar to the legitimate organizations/groups.

10. Dangerous e-cards. E-cards are a popular way to send a quick ‘thank you’ or holiday greeting but some may contain spyware or viruses that download onto your computer once you click to view the greeting.

11. Phony classifieds. Beware of enticing product offers that ask for too much personal information or to wire funds via Western Union — these are most likely scams.

12. Helpful resources. To stay one step ahead of potential hoaxes during the holiday season and throughout the year, here are some free resources to assist you. Use Snopes to research suspicious email offers and urban legends and see if they’re legitimate. If you have questions about suspicious online shopping activity or charitable giving, contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) at 800-856-2417 or visit the BBB website.”

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Calling All Angels


Good riddance, Mr. DeMint,” to which
Mark Levin
responds, “Go to hell, Jennifer Rubin.”
The great and powerful Trixie doesn't trust wheels!
Source: The Hub
GOP Leadership Stifles Conservatism | AMAC, Inc.
“By Jedediah Bila, you now have heard the news of conservative House members--including Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), among ...”
I despise pranks, so “Dos and Don’ts for the Perfect Practical Joke” is senseless.
“It’s a tragic twist in a story that made headlines earlier this week.”
Last night, my mother was moved to a hospice, “Calling All Angels.”
“Are ponies afraid of the dark? Not generally — but they do get frightened after hearing some spooky stories. That’s what happens in this week’s...”
Angels and Ministers of Grace, defend us.”

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

“A reporter describes the fear and destruction after Pearl Harbor.”
JCCC flags at half-staff Dec. 7
Remember December 7
Source: Veterans United Network
“JCCC flags will be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, Dec. 7, for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Where was this 021

Debate team wins JV championship at Illinois tournament
pointless for Equestria Girls to wear swimsuits, but they SANG Bikinis On Top
Bikinis on top by *JinZhan on deviantART
“The JCCC Debate team closed out the first semester with one of their most successful tournaments of the season this weekend at Illinois State University.

The team of Brenden Brower-Freeman and Jesse Nation won the junior varsity tournament championship after defeating Kansas City Kansas Community College on a 3-0 decision in finals. They earned the second seed of the tournament after a 5 - 1 preliminary round record with victories over KCKCC, Lindenwood, Concordia College, and Illinois State University.

The team of Alexis McMahon and Fernando Cardenas finished in third, with a quarterfinal debate against the University of Minnesota to advance to the semi-finals. There they were matched up against the higher seeded JCCC team of Brower-Freeman and Nation and thus did not advance to the finals, finishing in third place for the tournament.

In the varsity division, typically reserved for students in their junior or senior season, the team of Daniel Plott and David Cuellar advanced to the elimination rounds before losing in the quarterfinals. This is the third time this year that Cuellar and Plott have advanced to the elimination rounds of a varsity tournament.

The team also won four individual speaking awards. In the junior varsity division, Cardenas was recognized as the sixth overall speaker and Brower-Freeman was 10th. In the varsity division, Cuellar was recognized as the fourth speaker and Plott was 10th.”

JCCC and Ottawa University approve pathway to bachelor’s degrees
Here enjoy another Twilight Sparkle in a similar way like the others
Twilight Sparkle by *KittenSeitz on deviantART
“JCCC and Ottawa University signed an agreement Tuesday that will allow JCCC students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa at a reduced cost.

With the signing, JCCC president Terry Calaway and Ottawa president Kevin Eichner created a pathway called OttawaU at JCCC. In January, Ottawa will begin offering classes at JCCC that will lead to bachelor degrees in human services, health care management, business administration with a marketing concentration, and public administration with a management concentration.

The bachelor degrees, available only to JCCC students, allow students to take up to 80 credit hours at JCCC and the remaining junior and senior-level classes through Ottawa. Ottawa will be offering scholarships to students who take their classes, which could allow students to save up to 40 percent on the completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Ottawa also will be setting up its classes in a way that will allow a student to complete a degree at an accelerated pace.

To learn more, visit OttawaU at JCCC Transfer Advantage.

Additional information is available.”

Women’s basketball team is a perfect 10
Heather Shanholtz is originally from Baltimore, Maryland who has been living in the Miami area the last several years building her budding modeling career. She has a ton of experience and has shot for many outlets including FHM, Maxim, SHOW
Source: Two In The Shirt
“The No. 1 ranked JCCC women’s basketball team improved to 10-0 on the season with an easy 84-43 victory over Central Methodist JV Wednesday night. The win also extended JCCC’s home court winning streak to 29 games.

Sophomore forward Kathleen Brisbane led the Lady Cavaliers with a game-high 20 points. She was 9-of-12 from the field, a perfect 2-of-2 at the line. Sophomore guard DaShawn Harden poured in 17 points, 14 in the second half, and freshman guard Sameia Kendall added 15 points. Those three players combined to shoot 64 percent from the field (21-of-33).

Johnson County opens its East Jayhawk Conference season at No. 10 ranked Highland Community College on Saturday, Dec. 8.”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

no tengo dinero

While I rode with my friend Aaron to lunch at Subway on Monday, Aaron remarked, “I remember this from my freshman year in college,” as Alice 102 played a selection from Pearl Jam. Now known as 95-7 The Vibe, I first heard alternative rock on Channel Z95.7 during my freshman year in college, and even picked up a CD at a mobile broadcast.
And if you do, I'd like to see what you've done!
No Tengo Dinero (Los Umbrellos song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“‘No Tengo Dinero’ (Spanish: I Don’t Have Money) is a début single of Danish musical group Los Umbrellos, considered to be their signature song. It was released by FLEX Records (EMI) in May 1997. Based on the theme of 1960 film Never on Sunday by Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis, the lyrics were written by …”
“You, and a billion other Facebook users, only have five days left to take part in an important vote about how your personal data is used by Facebook.”
Right now, I have no money with which to see Pretty.Funny. at ComedyCity.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Have Suzumiya Haruhi, will travel 008

Ein langer Dezember,
und es gibt einen Grund zu glauben,
dass dieser Jahr besser als der Letzte sein wird.
And... Can you believe the Haruhi was six years ago?
Source: Can you believe the Haruhi was six years ago?
And nine years ago for the first novel’s publishing? (J-List)
News: Happy Birthday to Evangelion’s Asuka
“Happy 11th birthday to Evangelion’s Asuka! The official birth date of everyone’s favorite red headed tsundere Sagittarius is December 4th, 2001. So, with all her 3.0 rekindled fame, let’s wish Miss Langley Soryu/Shikinami a happy birthday!”
“Here’s how not to impress a redhead you’re dating—or want to date. 1) ‘Is your hair natural?’ Every redhead (natural or ‘by choice’) has heard this...”

Monday, December 3, 2012

News of the Day 037

National Active Minds organization is finalist
for Chase Giving Awards; voting ends Dec. 4
Everypony was working hard to win against Trixie. Lyra drinks Soda.
Soda Drinking Lyra by *Soapie-Solar on deviantART
“The national Active Minds organization has been selected as one of the top 25 charities in the nation to compete for $1 million in the Chase American Giving Awards.

Voting takes place on Facebook for Facebook users, and at www.chase.com/chasegiving for Chase customers.

With suicide the second leading cause of death among high school and college students, Active Minds aims to change the conversation about mental health. By starting the dialogue, educating people about resources and lifting the stigma, Active Minds can help students who are struggling get the help they need.

To vote for active minds, go to voteactiveminds.com.

Voting ends Tuesday, Dec. 4.

If you have any questions, please contact Susie Sympson.”
No. 1 Lady Cavaliers post easy win
“Let’s execute the Blue Water strategy!”
Source: Royal Pains
“This game was over shortly after it started last Monday at JCCC.

The JCCC women’s basketball team, ranked No. 1 in NJCAA D-II, scored 31 unanswered points to start the game, and cruised to a 102-31 victory over Missouri Valley JV.

Amazingly, the 71-point margin of victory was not a record in the series. The Lady Cavaliers downed the Vikings by 112 points (145-33) on Nov. 18, 1991.

Six players finished in double figures scoring for Johnson County. Sophomore forward Kathleen Brisbane led the way with 16 points, hitting eight of her nine field goal attempts.”

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Guilty Pleasure?

After our show at the Underground Theater in Lawrence on last night, I drove David home, and went to the home of my friend Denton, who was among other friends streaming American Horror Story on Netflix. My friend Joe tried to explain to me how the show is a guilty pleasure for him, yet I think that he has misapplied the term, because I found nothing for which he should feel guilty.
Guilty pleasure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The ‘guilt’ involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, such as campy styles of entertainment. Fashion, video games, music, …”
My friend Nifer had off the day from her work, and found Grown Up Baby
from My Crazy Obsession. This man receives assistance for disability!

I'm Bored by *atryl on deviantART
Self-Described ‘Adult Baby’ Collects Gov’t Disability Benefits
“National Geographic recently reported on a 30 year old man who lives his life as a baby, sleeping in a jumbo crib and playing with Legos. He also collects social security disability benefits. Video, pics...”
If one was to watch these three videos in sequence: first from The Hub, second from USA Today, and third from Entertainment Weekly; then one would have seen two minutes and forty-three seconds of the new episode.