The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brony Subculture Analysis

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Brony Subculture Analysis
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As sung by Andy Williams, the following is a popular holiday favorite.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you
‘Be of good cheer’
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♪
I say, “When I receive my tax refunds, is the most wonderful time of the year,” und auf Deutsch sage ich:
„Gestern Abend wurde Geld, das für die drei Wochen ich verdiente, die zwischen dem 25. Dezember und dem 14. Januar wart, von meinem Arbeitgeber in meinem Sparkonto gesteckt werden. Meine Bücher kann ich kaufen.‟
Yesterday evening, the money that I earned for the three weeks between the 25th of December and the 14th of January was deposited in my account. I can now buy my books. OK OK OK, I thought that I would not see that money until February 15, and the following offer is expired.
‘Portal’ is Free on PC and Mac Until September 20
“Thanks to the new ‘Learn With Portals’ initiative, which encourages schools to use Portal to teach physics, math and engineering to students, the game is now available for free to both Mac and PC users alike.”

Of course, I will be at the 75th Street Brewery and the Roving Imp Training Center later today; however, once I have my tax refund, I will go to Superior Chevrolet, a Kansas City dealer, to have my car serviced, and such is a ritual for me in the most wonderful time of the year.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I don’t know, do you 018

My mother suggests that I use some of my tax refund to buy myself some new clothes, so I will start tomorrow afternoon with the purchase of some new pants. Please note, I have not just ruined these pants.

OK OK OK, I have just ruined these pants.
I don’t know, do you?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Humor vampirism 006

To set up an image, is going to require some workComposer/Songwriter Daniel Ingram revealed the name of the song, with the lyrics later repeated by Rarity.
The Pony Everypony Should Know - MLP FiM S2E9 Song
“Here’s the song from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 2 Episode 9, Sweet and Elite. I’ll be linking a download in a little while, once I finish ...”
Of course, I would be remiss if I did not thank Cutie Mark Crusaders
for the the following piece of music produced by fans:
Source: Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know) (8-Bit)
CSI 4 Pane Comics | Know Your Meme
“The CSI 4-panes are a series of exploitable comics centered around Lt. Horatio Caine (played by David Caruso), the protagonist character in the popular ...”
Yes, Fluttershy. I was hoping to lift up your spirits a little with some paronomasia.
eBay My World - fluttershyisbestpony
“eBay My World for fluttershyisbestpony. Read fluttershyisbestpony’s Reviews & Guides, blog, and eBay profile.”
Know ye, that once my tax refund has been directly deposited, that I will be looking again for items from you again on the eBay.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vinyl Scratch

DJ Pon-3 is a fairly prolific image among my blogs. Part of the community of bronies on Facebook role-plays as members of the main six characters: Apple JackPinkie PieRainbow DashRarity, and Twilight Sparkle.
DJ P0N-3 / Vinyl Scratch | Know Your Meme
“DJ P0N-3 (also known as Vinyl Scratch) is a nickname given to a background unicorn character from the animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ...”

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., Vinyl Scratch (Friendship is Magic) has the following:
Ask Vinyl Scratch!
“That’s right, everypony. Equestria’s greatest DJ, here on Tumblr! Ask me stuff!”
The music is one of the other things with me and ponies,
and this song is a track on my current mix CD:
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,...”
On Cutie Mark Crusaders, which is not an ask blog,
I found that the preceding song has been remixed:
Source: Coolness that Defies Gravity on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Facebook.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Botch-fest 025

Fortunately, I was at the Roving Imp Training Center, so I did not watch the State of the Union address, and don’t have to be genuinely clever, because I have Bad Rachel :
Animal Crackers: The State of the Union
“Chuck Schumer , paragon of abrasiveness, on the Republican response to the State of the Union: ‘We think we’re in great shape.’...”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language in this post, like your girlfriend, and president One Big Ass Mistake America blames the majority in the Senate, the Democratic Party.
1000 Days Later | TAX POLITICS
“What is so special about April 29, 2009? It’s the last time Congress passed a budget. 1000 days later, we are still operating without any plan. I can’t [..]”

Source: PolitiJim
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yak Juice

With our divergent schedules, my sister Kimberly has decided to drive herself to Johnson County Community College on Wednesdays, which is nice because I do not wait on her those days. To be fair, she was waiting on me Tuesday. I ran myself a little bit late Wednesday, but everyone and everything else at QuikTrip, as well as traffic, were humming along, so my commute was perfect.

I do not understand the inside joke in the image below.
Source : Hatsune Miku dreams of summer. LOL at Takoluka in the background. - J-List Tumblr
In-joke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“An in-joke, also known as an inside joke or in joke, is a joke whose humour is clear only to people who are in a particular social group, occupation, or other community of common understanding. It is an esoteric joke which is humorous only to those who know the situation behind it.”
Implementation of the Facebook timeline is slowing Facebook for many of my friends; such is a kin to the Internet slowing caused by Skynet near the end of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I am not attempting to suck away the humor, but that would be an example of an in-joke.
Shameless, Free Infomercials for Two Guilty Parties: Obama’s State of the Union and the Republican
“Sponsors of even the most embarrassing, inane and fraudulent infomercials have to pay for their own air time. They can’t force TV stations to run their ads for free by threatening to shut them down.”
Juice from a yak would be yak juice; this previous statement was a running gag from improv class on Tuesday.
Running gag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“A running gag, or running joke, is a literary device that takes the form of an amusing joke or a comical reference and appears repeatedly throughout a work of literature or other form of storytelling.”
Pony Genetics is worth two dimes and twice as many pennies. Denton also used the formula for distance on Tuesday night.
A Lesson in Pony Genetics
“A short video [explains] how I think pony genetics work for wings and horns since we now know they can breed and produce fertile offspring.”
Pinkie asks Rarity, “ChimiCherry? CherryChanga?
cutiemarkcrusaders: chimicherry…cherrychanga ChimiCherry?…CherryChanga.
Field Notes of a Weather Pony, So Pinkie inspired me… and I made...
“So Pinkie inspired me… and I made chimicherrychongas. The filling is tart cherries, bourbon, sugar, clove, cinnamon, and allspice. Wrap in a tortilla shell spread with melted butter, then sprinkled...”
Well, I can boil ramen, so I should be able to cook other pastas.
Italian Friendship is Magic Opening
“Some call it the anime opening, others just say it[’]s awesome. This is the Italian opening for Friendship is Magic. A while back the short ~30 second version ...”
I have not installed Facebook Messenger for Android on my Samsung.
Facebook Messenger
“Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends or anyone in your mobile contacts.”
Being diabetic, I really should never have any yak juice, which contains alcohol, according to the scenes on Tuesday night.
Call Back - Television Tropes & Idioms
“The Call Back trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media.”
My blood is drawn and tested every three months, thank you.
Are There Benefits to Checking Your Blood Sugar?
“KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- “Type two Diabetes is epidemic. Finger sticks to check blood sugar are part of managing the disease. FOX 4 medical reporter Meryl Lin McKean says a new analysis questions ...”
Diabetes can be serious, however.
Diabetic condition leads to wild snowy ride for Kia owner
“The blurry screen cap shown above is of a driver in morning traffic on Pennsylvania's I-81, in mid-jump, hurtling down the snowy median.”
Sitting by the windows changes perspective.
13 ways to be the worst blogger ever - Holy Kaw!
“Whether you’re new to blogging and are unsure of your footing or you’re a seasoned vet who’s potentially developed some bad habits—this article is worth a quick read. ProBlogger listed thirteen faux pas bloggers commonly make. If performed together, these thirteen cringe-worthy mistakes could soar ...”
With Wham Line and Suddenly Voiced tropes, Derpy Hooves is now canonical in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “Derpy speaking.”
Everyone’s Reaction to Derpy in Episode 14
Half of the fun was watching that response.
Derpy's awesomeness again
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Summary of Improv Goals 012

Fortunately, I was at the Roving Imp Training Center, so I did not watch the State of the Union address. In class last night, we worked on the goal for the long form: to use motion to develop and play a character.

At the 75th Street Brewery, KC drinker says, “Bar food [is] taken to the next level,” and Rachel in the bar area is always a truly excellent server, but I was delayed in leaving, so I was a little later than usual for the full class (i.e., ten openings were available and we had ten students), thus I began my class with an off feeling.

We were first in a circle, and one person suggested a celebrity, another person suggested an emotion and a third person suggested a location; this exercise is otherwise known as a Celebrity-Emotion-Location Circle. The following celebrities were among the suggested: Katherine Hepburn; John Wayne at a Taco Bell; the ashamed man, after whom Gettysburg was named, at the Appomattox Courthouse; and Jimmy Stewart. For Stewart, David had the best voice, facial expression, and physicality; Steve A was a close second; and John and I both made reference to It’s a Wonderful Life.

OK OK OK, some of those suggestions might have been for a round of Celebrity-Location Circle, for which we each had a different emotion. Following these exercises, we individually went on stage and silently acted out ninety seconds of a typical morning before we would leave home for our days. If my sister Kimberly had been in the audience, she would likely have recognized that I first mimed coming to the top of the stairs and knocking on her door. Because so many scenes had already featured a sink in a bathroom, I abbreviated the motion of combing my hair. As well as my digging and grasping for Hot Pockets, I could have mimed the large, vertical freezer a little better.

John, our creative director, in both title and nuisance, noticed that most of us needed to slow down our motions, especially our hands, so that objects were clearly understood by the audience.

The next exercise was not specifically called Wake Up, but each of the five pairs of players started from a sleep, used no words and only motion to develop a character and relationship, and were allowed to speak after forty-five seconds had elapsed.

If I am honest, which I do try to be, I think that my focus was more involved in the mechanics of portraying my waking up than on the goal for those forty-five seconds. Emotion was somewhat discernible in my performance, but neither my character nor our relationship was, so John stopped Greg and I at certain points.

I deeply value and appreciate the style that John uses for instruction, despite that way that the following might sound. To say that neither my ego nor pride was deeply wounded one of those times, would be a denial of my true feelings. My thoughts turned to leaving the class; such would have not just made me appear immature, or be disruptive to the class, but would also be contrary to all the work done in my therapy. I just decided that I would be as emotionally hurt the next time was on stage. Following my silent and mental resolve, Joel likely did something funny and I laughed.

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Dem Faces 
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In the final set of scenes, each of us chose the person, and therefore character, with whom we would like to play. I chose Frank, who played a nonspeaking but supportive dog “Dog,” who had been under-utilized. Also, I have another confession: I had not changed into my stage pants because I did not leave myself enough time to go home and so do.

We closed the session with a few line games.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Celebratory note 027

KCK Park Picked as Site for Fallen Soldier Memorial
“KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Kansas City, Kansas, city park is about to get a big makeover, as it's soon to be home to a new memorial for the nation’s fallen warriors. The groundbreaking date has ...”
Whereas the site for WDAF-TV uses WordPress, as I find stories that I like, expect to see more from them on this blog.
“BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The 84th Academy Award ceremony is set for Feb. 26. and now the nominations are set, too. Tuesday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the ...”
Are they to scale in reference to the Ford Explorer?
Infiniti Makes The World Fastest Full Hybrid
“Infiniti beat Porsche at something! The original buyer’s guide for men.”
Watch This! – Girl, 8, Makes ‘Hardcore’ Music Video – Sings About Fishes, Stuffed Animals And Dogs –
“The YouTube single ‘My First Hardcore Song’ featuring a long-haired wild child has captured 6-million views while the tiny tot expands her marketing to t-shirts and defies Facebook age-limits to collect nearly two thousands ‘likes’ on her page.”
Yes, Bill Gates is better than Batman, but this image has cool story about the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series.

Source: Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic)

You can walk or deny 015

Fortunately, I will be at either the 75th Street Brewery or the Roving Imp Training Center, so I will not be watching.
Our View: State of the Union will define election
“Tonight’s State of the Union address will help shape the debate for the 2012 election.”
How susceptible am I to flattery?

Regardless, I will continue to reject the liberal media.
Gingrich Slams CNN's King: ‘I Am Appalled That You Would Begin a Presidential Debate With a Topic Like That’
“CNN’s John King despicably started Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina by bringing up allegations made by Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife earlier in the day.”
W2s have been mailed! The 2011 W2s have been mailed.
Presidential debate fatigue: How many is too many?
“There have been 17 Republican presidential primary debates. Is that too many?”
I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”

Monday, January 23, 2012

News of the day 013

30 Terrific Twitter Facts And Figures » Jeffbullas’s Blog
“So what are the latest and the most interesting facts figures and statistics about Twitter in 2011?”
Happy Chinese New Year!
“Across the globe, people are kicking off the traditional 15-day celebration marking the Chinese New Year. Sheree Willis, executive director of the KU Confucius Institute and C.J. Wei, president of ...”
Pay It Forward: Campus Cashier Who Makes a Difference
“OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Johnson County Community College food court cashier Nancy Whedon is known on campus for making a difference. Now, she is getting a Pay It Forward surprise from some grateful ...”
GEB photo collection being de-installed
“Beginning today, staff from the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at JCCC will begin the de-installation of the photo collection on the first floor of GEB. The works are being removed because of conservation concerns and to ensure their preservation. These works will now be rotated within the second floor galleries of the museum.”
JCCC culinary team wins silver in Wisconsin competition
“Congratulations to the JCCC culinary team! The team earned a silver award in the hot foods competition at a culinary competition held at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., on Jan. 13 to 15. Team members are Thuan Bui, captain, Ian Denney, Delci Reimer, Sophie Buell and Sophia Elmer. Earning bronze medals in the professional category for the individual hot foods competition were Reimer, Denney and Jordan Rainbolt.”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Everypony wants to rule the World

Bless her heart, my sister Pamela send me a text today, “There is lunch @ church.”

“Music video by Heart performing These Dreams.”
Until ten minutes before she and the rest of the family returned, I was not aware of her message; however, I did dream about that.
Source: Three girls, one cup…of chocolate. (It’s the new Megami poster for fans of the I Have Few Friends anime.) - J-List Tumblr
4 Strange Reasons You Drink Too Much “You may think binge drinking is just for college guys, but new research from the CDC finds that one in six U.S. adults are binge drinkers.”
I like Alice 102 to an unhealthy level.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “It was the band’s ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) and seventh UK Top 40 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985. In the U.S., it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one …”
To bring a smile to my face, let us watch “Equestria Girls (with lyrics)” while we may.


The parenthetical in Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) is now officially canon in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and has a voice: “Derpy speaking lines full.” Half of the fun is watching the response.
MLP FiM - Chat Reactions to Derpy in “The Last Roundup”
“This deserves a seperate upload. IMHO they implemented Derpy Hooves perfectly. In general, that episode was really awesome.”
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Derpy Scene, Lest We Forget
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This Sunday, The Hub also had a marathon. 
 “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Chinese New Year 2012 Spike-A-Thon Promo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Summary of Improv Goals 011

Last night was the third iteration of The Mixer at the Roving Imp Theater. In this newer format, the names of  improvisers are placed in a bowl and drawn at random to participate in scenes. Whether he or she is in an ensemble or merely takes classes, any improviser present in the audience may play. From which John recognized The Transformers: The Movie, my Blind Lines were all read.

Source: The Fun Elf

In my performances last night, I felt that something was off, because I do not feel that I connected emotionally, played any in-scene games, or fully committed to the scene, but this action was to the surprise of the audience: I rolled in a seated position on stage. Although I really did not add anything to the scene with my motion, I successfully did something that was physical.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stale zaniness 017

Two years ago, a stadium was born in KCK -
“Ground was broken on Livestrong Sporting Park -- and this blog -- two years ago today.”
From David Prov: “When I was,” both songs are favorites for me, so David is now that much cooler. My favorite moment begins at 1:25 in the video from Flashdance, from which another song was the subject of a video starring Jennifer Lopez, and a subsequent lawsuit. Also, the song by the Police is known as one of the creepiest songs to play at a wedding reception.

Twitter / UberFacts: “‘Ithyphallophobia’ is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.”
Cinderella - Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
“Music video by Cinderella performing Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone). (C) 1988 The Island Def Jam Music Group[.]”
First Look: How I Met Your Mother’s Big Goodbye
“In the January 16 episode of CBSHow I Met Your Mother, the gang sends parents-to-be Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) off to the suburbs. It’s another big transition in the lives of these characters we’ve all lived with and loved for seven years, says executive producer Craig ...”
You are invited to the party in my pants
Source: Fluttershy
VIDEO: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Pays Tribute to I Love Lucy
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has a knack for taking on pop culture references and adding a pony twist, whether it's emulating The Big Lebowski or reenacting Star Wars. This time, they’ll tackle one of I Love Lucy’s most iconic scenes: The chocolate factory. Check out the rest of today’s news ...”
Burt Reynolds guest starred on Archer on FX Network TV Group.
internet memes - Nala's Ready
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In high school, I heard a rumor that The Lion King was based on Hamlet. Those stories about the Taco Bell were also probably false.
Tractor-trailer overturns on I-435 in Northland -
“An overturned tractor-trailer limited traffic on southbound Interstate 435, just north of Interstate 35.”
I told a friend that none belonged to her, “It’s nacho cheese.” my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Elements of Harmony
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Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
NCIS on USA Network featured someone from The Office.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Postscript to Experiment 022

Thank You, Internet! And the Fight Continues | Electronic Frontier Foundation “Today was a truly inspiring day in Internet history. Working together, we sent a powerful message to Big Media and the misguided proponents of the Internet blacklist legislation: we will not stand idly by and let you hamper innovation, kill jobs, wreak havoc on Internet security, and undermine free...”
S.O.P.A. and P.I.P.A. have been seen together so many times recently to look like ‘the word sopaipa, of which the diminutive is sopaipilla.’
South Park: Casa Bonita - More Sopapillas, Please! “Cartman dreams about all the fun he'll be missing at Casa Bonita and decides to be nicer to Kyle.”
I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”
Support for Internet Bill Wanes as Protests Spread “Protests on Wednesday quickly cut into support for two Internet piracy bills as two Republican senators said they would no longer back the legislation they co-sponsored.”
I admit that I have a problem with premature congratulations.
“Use in situations such as: -Winning bets -Succeeding at something -Losing virginity This is also what you see when you die.”

Biology Is Magic

If Earth ponies can birth a Pegasus and a Unicorn, because of previous lineage, then pegasus Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) can officially be mother of two unicorns. my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Biology Is Magic
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You can walk or deny 014 blacked out in protest of SOPA / PIPA - The Oatmeal
“For the next 24 hours I am blacking out in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If one of these bills were to pass, this page is what many sites on the internet would look like. As someone who creates content for the web, earns a living from it, and has had his content pirated, I do feel…”
Wikipedia Blackout: Survive with These 12 Alternatives
“What are your options sans Wikipedia? Here are 12+ sites that might help.”
I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”

Source: Wikipedia’s SOPA protest is up. - J-List Tumblr
Here‘s How To Beat Wikipedia’s Blackout
“At midnight last night, a long list of influential websites like Wikipedia, BoingBoing, The912-Project, and even some of the Occupy Wall Street sites have ‘gone dark’ in a brief protest of House Bill 3261 or the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). If you do visit Wikipedia’s homepage today, this is what …”
On Friday, May 13, 2011, Blogspot, which my spell checker would rather call ‘bloodsport,’ had some system issues, and I began to additionally use WordPress, which has today blacked out itself.
End Piracy, Not LibertyGoogle
“Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose...”
To bring a smile to my face, let us watch “Equestria Girls (with lyrics)” while we may.


“Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and
the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, are meant to stop online piracy but
would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American businesses.
Experts agree that there are better ways to shut down pirate websites than asking
US companies to censor the Web. Join the groundswell of experts, organizations
and people from all parts of America united in their opposition to SOPA and PIPA.
Tell Congress not to censor the Web and not to cripple our innovation economy.
Sources:, Protect Innovation, Engine Advocacy, Center for Democracy and Technology, White House We the People Petition,
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Wikipedia, Stop American Censorship, Avaaz
Advocacy and public
interest organizations,
including ACLU,
MoveOn and Tea
Party Patriots,
voiced their
Leading venture
capitalists issued
a letter expressing
concern that PIPA
‘would stifle
investment in
Internet services,
throttle innovation,
and hurt American
Law professors sent a
letter expressing ‘serious
constitutional, innovation,
and foreign policy concerns.’
Entrepreneurs sent a letter
expressing concern that
PIPA and SOPA would ‘hurt
economic growth and chill
American Public called Congress
to voice their opposition through
American public voices opposition by adding
3 million signatures to petitions.
Internet and technology
companies sent an
open letter opposing
the bills and the risks
posed to innovation
and job creation.
Internet security
experts issued a
whitepaper raising
serious concerns
about the technical
approach of PIPA.
Vint Cerf, one of the
founding fathers
of the Internet,
opposed SOPA in
an open letter to
Marc Andreessen
Mitchell Baker
Sergey Brin
Jack Dorsey
Caterina Fake
David Filo
Reid Hoffman
Arianna Huffington
Chad Hurley
Brewster Kahle
Elon Musk
Craig Newmark
Pierre Omidyar
Biz Stone
Jimmy Wales
Evan Williams
Jerry Yang
Steve Crocker
David Dagon
Dan Kaminsky
Danny McPherson
Paul Vixie
Over 113,000 people have
petitioned the White House
to oppose SOPA and PIPA.
White House issued a
commitment to ‘not support
legislation that reduces
freedom of expression,
increases cybersecurity
risk, or undermines the
dynamic, innovative.
global Internet.’”

Source: Portable Document Format (PDF) from Google

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

that‘s my starting issue 011

Because the first day of classes is today, everyone would now like a vacation, and I have friends on a tiny barrier island off North Carolina.
The Official Travel & Tourism Website for Ocracoke Island, NC
“The official website for Ocracoke Island brought to you by The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association. Located at the southernmost tip of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and boasts almost 16 miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches. Access…”
The Merriam Visitors Bureau needs a visit from me, too.
Currituck Outer Banks Official Travel and Tourism Information | Currituck Outer Banks, North Carolina
“Spend your next vacation in Corolla, North Carolina, located in Currituck County. Take a tour to see the Wild Horses of Corolla, climb to the top of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, or take a ride in the Grave Digger monster truck. The Currituck Outer Banks has something for everyone in the family ...”
Well, ‘everyone in the family,’ usually excludes me. We Won’t Fly; e.g., Dan VS The Airline Companies, that‘s my starting issue.
ND tourism director: Ad wasn’t meant to be racy
“The advertisement was meant to showcase North Dakota's nightlife: Two young men and three women flirt through the window of a downtown Fargo motel bar. Printed next to them is the message: ‘Drinks, dinner, decisions. Arrive a guest. Leave a legend.’”

No cruise ships for me... ever.
Fourteen still missing from Italian ship disaster
“GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - Rescue workers searched the half submerged hulk of a capsized Italian cruise ship for 14 people still missing Monday, more than 48 hours after the huge vessel capsized, killing at least six and injuring more than 60. Three people, a South Korean honeymoon couple and a …”
When the news gives you the blues, YouTube instead.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebratory note 026

You have the day off work and it’s way too cold to go outside so settle in and enjoy an all day marathon of Top Gear on BBC America. I don’t always read Drudge Report, but when I do:
U.S. online piracy bill headed for major makeover
“(Reuters) - U.S. legislation aimed at curbing online piracy, which had appeared to be on a fast track for approval by Congress, appears likely to be scaled back or jettisoned entirely in the wake of critical ...”
I admit that I have a problem with premature congratulations.
“Use in situations such as: -Winning bets -Succeeding at something -Losing virginity This is also what you see when you die.”
Are they to scale in reference to the Ford Explorer?
Wikipedia Blackout: Jimmy Wales Announces Protest Of SOPA, PIPA
“On January 18 Wikipedia has apparently joined the ranks of several high-profile websites that are planning a ‘blackout’ on Wednesday, January 18, in protest of Congress' proposed anti-piracy legislation. During the blackout period, many web pages will become unavailable and will likely be replaced with information...”
Strike Against Sopa!
“Internet goes on strike — blackout everywhere. This Wed Jan 18, many of your favorites sites will be unavailable to you to stop web censorship. Tell everyone, petition even more sites to join.”
Yes, shut down forever!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration - American Jazz Museum

American Jazz Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
“The 2012 American Jazz Museum Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Freedom’s Children: Youth and The Civil Rights Movement
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the legacy of Dr. King through the creative and thought-provoking presentation of music, poetry and dance. These musicians, singers, poets and dancers coming from all age groups, will showcase their talent in an effort to uplift the community. This family-oriented event seeks to challenge each generation to do its part in helping Dr. King’s dream become a reality. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 16th, 1:00pm
The Gem Theater
1615 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108”

A second out of phase 011

Some communication among my family is disappointing (i.e., my sister Pamela and I were not getting along), so ‘twas lucky for my friend Denton to ask, “Coming over today?” The weather was warmer than usual, so another friend and I took a walk around the pond in Antioch Park. I find myself again feeling a second out of phase.
Happy Birthday to ‘Bleach’ Leading Lady Rukia Kuchiki!
“It’s almost like we alternate with birthdays here at CRN--we had calculating conqueror Lelouch Lamperouge in early December, and beloved creator Hayao Miyazaki earlier this month, and now it's time for another character birthday with Bleach’s midget heroine Rukia!”

Oh my gosh, Dan VS My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?
Until I find something else, this is my new favorite thing!


Filly-Cheese-Steak: Thanks for the page veiws! by ~30Aught6 on deviantART

A Rare Look at Samuel Beckett’s Doodle-Filled Notebooks
“What colored crayons have to do with deadpan philosophical humor and the gargoyles of Notre-Dame. Novelist, playwright, poet, and Nobel ...”
I could not read this without hearing the voice of a pirate in my head.

Some days you just have to say, “What?”

Watching Archer is definitely something that I need to do Thursday.
The Archer Interrogation
“We enter the Danger Zone to go tet a tet with the one and only Duchess, Sterling Mallory Archer.”
An Autocar article, “A week in a Mini E,” suggests that a purely electric vehicle is good for traveling long distances.
9 Ridiculous Cooking Myths You Probably Believe
“You're not a master chef by any means, but you still know a few basic food truths, right? Well guess what: You're wrong about those, too.”
With patient demonstration and explanation from my friends,
Super Swing Golf on the Wii actually became fun.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Adventures in Babysitting

The closest that I will be to babysitting is watching the children for someone while that person is in another room, so fill your mind with no ideas contrary to the previous statement. Also, TV Tropes is worth your time. If I was not lazy, tired, and if somepony at TV Tropes Org had not already done a better job, then I would have written a review of the new episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from today:
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E13 “Baby Cakes” - Television Tropes & Idioms
Depicted below, a new song was featured, which Fluttershy has looped.
“The repeat better work or else there’s really no point to this. OINK OINK OINK.”

oink oink oink by *SpeccySY on deviantART

My opinion is that this is was one of the most fun episodes. An important nod to the fans just became canon, which is defined with Hollywood Genetics and Lampshade Hanging on Television Tropes & Idioms. If Earth ponies can birth a Pegasus and a Unicorn, because of previous lineage, then pegasus Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) can officially be mother of these two unicorns:

Sparkler and Dinky by *Equestria-Prevails on deviantART

Previously, I have been unsuccessful in argument in a fandom, with Raksha that an episode of Beast Wars was based on an episode from Transformers: Generation 1, so we shall see how this goes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Paraskevidekatriaphobia 001

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th, is not one of my irrational fears. Any time that the first day of a month appears on a Sunday on your calendar, the thirteenth day will be a Friday, and I welcome having payday earlier than the fifteenth day of the month.

Source: Crunchyroll
Portlandia: Battlestar Galactica This Friday
“‘What the frak is happening in Portlandia? Find out this Friday 10/9c on IFC [Independent Film Channel].”
The Clockwise Time Lord by =saturnspace on deviantART
“The longest time take for ponie picture ever! I’m mad at doctor gahhh! I tried a lot of thing new in this one which takes huge amount time but I kinda ...”
Before going to Wendy's, QuikTrip, and Verizon Wireless today, I will go to SureWest Communications.

Need to read again 023

Commodores - “Three Times A Lady” (Promo Clip)

1) Find out the song that was #1 the week you were born.
2) Find that song on YouTube.
3) Post that video on your wall without shame.

Source: Berry Punch (Friendship is Magic)

Study: Your Facebook Personality Is The Real You
“If you think you’re different on Facebook than you are in real life, you’ve got some explaining to do. A 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology called ‘Manifestations of Personality in Online Social Networks: Self-Reported Facebook-Related Behaviors and Observable…’”

Kitto I must disclaim that this post makes excessive use of info-graphics.

The Story Behind the Best NYT Correction Ever | JIMROMENESKO.COM

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - The Best New York Time Correction EVAR!

Many interesting posts can be found on the landing page at WordPress:
2011: The Self-Publishing Year In Review
“This has been a year of massive changes. Some of the older hands say that the business has always been this way. However, I don’t think we are simply seeing another year of flux. Instead, we ...”
Self Publishing by the Numbers
Infographic by: Web Site
The First Thing You Should Do In 2012
“When I was growing up my mother always told me I had ‘ants in my pants’. I was always excited or agitated about something, and couldn't sit still for a second. Not much has changed. Even now ...”
I enjoy creating this blog, and I recently read some comments.
On the value of blog comments
“Over at GigaOm, Matthew Ingram weighs in on whether blogs should allow comments or not, spurred by a debate between venture capitalist Fred Wilson and Tech Crunch blogger-turned-venture capitalist ...”

Once George Takei has voiced opposition to the castings,
your production is doomed.

Ding Dong, Live-Action “Akira” is Dead |
“Warner Brothers is shutting down production on the live-action remake of the anime classic Akira. The studio has made several attempts to get this ill-conceived project off the ground and is currently reassessing the latest effort due to concerns over script, casting (Kristen Stewart, really?), ...”

Source: Berry Punch (Friendship is Magic) via

VIDEO: George Takei Brokers Star Wars/Star Trek Peace
“After Decades of fan debate, Captain Kirk’s William Shatner and Princess Leia’s Carrie Fisher have gotten off the sidelines to argue Star Trek versus Star Wars, and insult each other. This proved to be a call to action for George Takei, Star Trek’s Hikaru Sulu and voice of Star Wars: The Clone Wars’…”

My Little Pony - Satan’s Newest Recruitment Vehicle
- The Landover Baptist Church Forummy little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Walt Disney Was a Wise Man
see more My Little Brony

How would I know? Ask your mother.
microsoft infographic

Haiti’s Good News
“It would be easy to spend today reliving the tragedy of January 12, 2010, but if there is one thing I learned during my trips to Haiti over the past year, the best way to mark today’s milestone would be to celebrate the progress that has been made.”

ADM Demolition Begins to Make Way for New Businesses in NKC

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter
“‘If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.’”

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh My Gosh 005

This week, Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show, and theInternational Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas, but New York was the place last weekend. On Facebook, part of the community of bronies role plays as members of the main six characters: Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle, and the sixth role, Fluttershy, is rotated periodically to a different page.
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[.]”
To quote Wikipedia, “Ashleigh Ball (born May 2, 1984) is a Canadian voice actress and the lead singer and flautist in the Vancouver-based jazz/pop band Hey Ocean!.” Applejack and Rainbow Dash are performed by Ball. As recently stated on this blog, Andrea Libman plays Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy. Nicole Oliver provides the voice of Princess Celestia.
FULL January Bronycon 2012 Voice Actress Panel
“Apple Cider, Chef Sandy and Final Draft interview Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman and Nicole Oliver at the January 2012 BroNYCon. The video’s probably bad quality......”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You can walk or deny 013

Some days you just have to agree with South Park, i.e., Kyle to Cartman - 9/11 All Over Again - in “Mystery of the Urinal Deuce”.

Taking the Protest to the Money
“What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.”

Yeah, that thing above is stupid, and I am actually so sick of the liberal bias in Talking Points Memo that I no longer like them.

Journalists’ campaign-trail secrets revealed
“What reporters don’t want you to know.”

Should conservatives begin to rally behind Mitt Romney?

Neutron stars might shed their skins before colliding
“Scientists model the stresses on a neutron star as it spirals to its death in a collision with another neutron star. They conclude that the star’s crust explodes just before the collision, which would explain some odd gamma ray data.”

Source: Pinkie’s Cauldron by ~JustDayside on deviantART

Smoke near Blue Springs came from a good type of fire -
“Residents concerned by smoke on the eastern Jackson County horizon Tuesday had no reason to worry.”

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

Rush Limbaugh: Newt Gingrich ‘Sounds Like Elizabeth Warren’
“MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh went nuclear on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, laying into him for his attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s business career. ‘He sounds like Elizabeth Warren,’ said Limbaugh, who devoted […]”

Some days you just have to say, “What?”

that‘s my starting issue 010

This week, Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show, and the International Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas. My fellow motorists were quite nice today.
Well, that‘s my starting issue: classes resume
at Johnson County Community College in one week.
Stop the Year and Let Me Catch Up
“Welcome to the New Year. I am a few weeks into the old year still. My short term memory hasn’t caught up to my long term memory and my short term memory, frankly, is falling down on the job.”
Oh my gosh, I just remembered that Monday morning the DeLorean Motor Company sponsored my last dream, which featured Back to the Future and Doctor Who.
20 ‘Doctor Who’ Parodies
“The Doctor loves the universe, and the universe loves him back. Here is proof -- 20 pieces of parody and...”

Twitter / BrainwasherDetective: “When terrorizing the land what Quiet Riot song does the villain from Suite PreCure listen to?”

snoop dogg
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Twitter / BrainwasherDetective: “@chris_m_hurt It is actually a pun more than trivia.” ... and the next example requires some explanation:

Fan service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Fan service (ファンサービス, fan sābisu?), fanservice, or service cut (サービスカット, sābisu katto?), is a term originating from anime and manga fandom for material in a series which is intentionally added to please the audience. It is about ‘servicing’ the fan - giving the fans ‘exactly what they want’.”

Konata says, “ASOBITAI! (I want to play)”

How about that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - YyYyYyAaAaAaAaAaYyYyYy
see more My Little Brony

Fluttershy, you silly filly, that is not fan service as I meant.

I really would like for Faye to say, “You’re really going to come for me.” Something could be better than Cowboy Bebop in those circumstances, but I have no idea.