The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Friday, August 31, 2012

Oh My Gosh 013

“According to a website that charts national days, August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. The history of marshmallows dates all the way back to ancient …”
Ermahgerd, at our last visit to a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, the first name of our server was Janae, which is only one letter off Janac, a member of MBIRD.
Cinderella Shoe Trend: DSW, Louboutin Take on Princess Heels
“Women have never been more obsessed with fancy shoes, and designers have found a new way to capitalize on the fantasy. DSW has partnered with Disney on The Glass Slipper Collection, a limited edition line of evening and wedding shoes inspired by the 1950 Disney animated classic film Cinderella. Sh…”
“‘Tis senseless,” Smokey says, “Take the pledge, ‘I harbor perverse sexual lust,’ and show your commitment to Mary Janes, ‘a type of girl’s shoe, those sexy black patent shoes fashioned with the single ankle strap, and the rounded toe, and a 4-inch heel...’”
DSW has The Glass Slipper Collection, to market Disney Princess-styled extravagance from cradle to grave
Source: Yahoo! Shine

Oh My Gosh, my name is the same as an expert has in the following story, a subject of which your girlfriend once demonstrated her mastery to me.

“A CDC report reminds that it can be dangerous -- but the risks are more complicated than we think.”
Of course, your girlfriend knows my secret.
Uncircumcised Penises Might Be Costing Us Billions
“Ever since people got all freaked out about cutting up babies’ penises back in the ‘70s, the rate of male circumcision in America has steadily declined—dropping from 79% a few decades ago to our current 55%. Women are more flexible in their desires than men, study suggests.”
Of course, every-pony knows, now.
“Everyone wants to know what everyone else is doing behind closed doors, and Ms. Gallop aims to please. ‘Porn is homogenizing sex,’ Cindy Gallop...”
“There are a few hard and fast rules I have in life. One of them is this: Any time you have a chance to talk to one of the most popular women ...”
Republicans Call For a ‘Crackdown’ on Porn
“Hey America: Are your ready for a porn prohibition? When it happens in the near future, you can thank your fellow Republicans!”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language in international relations.
NASA Asks Russians To Stop Filming Porn On International Space Station
“In the Daily Briefing, NASA scientists ask the Russians to please stop using the ISS as a personal porn studio and a Taliban attack on U.S. forces has led officials to announce they are ‘so glad pretty soon America won’t have to deal with this shit anymore’.”
Eight Things Congress Doesn’t Know About Sex
“While being questioned about the Todd Akin controversy on Monday, pro-life Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith demonstrated that he’s a bit confused about rape, too.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Genuine Granny Smith

We meet the extended Apple family (Apples! Apples! Apples!)
in the first episode of the first season.
Apple family
Apple family by *DisfiguredStick on deviantART
Granny Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Granny Smith green apple is a tip-bearing apple cultivar, which originated in Australia in 1868. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European Wild Apple, with the domestic apple …”
I live with my two parents and two younger sisters in Merriam, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. My grandmother and grandfather live in Oklahoma.
Alan Jackson lyrics - “Chattahoochee
“Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
but I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
a lot about livin’ ...”
KU filmmaker gives talk, hosts screening at JCCC
As Equestrian As Apple Pie
As Equestrian As Apple Pie by *tarajenkins on deviantART
Kevin Willmott, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas, will share his life and work at two separate events at Johnson County Community College.

His first presentation, sponsored by the Kansas Studies Institute, is ‘Race, History and Being a Kansas Filmmaker’ at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Hudson Auditorium. A reception in the atrium is at 6:30, and the public is invited to attend.

Willmott grew up in Junction City, Kan., and he wrote, produced and co-directed ‘Ninth Street,’ a film that examined ‘Junk City’s’ seedy downtown during the Vietnam War era. ‘Ninth Street’ starred well-known actors Martin Sheen and Isaac Hayes, but that wasn’t Wilmott’s first brush with Hollywood.

As a screenwriter, Willmott co-wrote screenplays bought by Hollywood’s Chris Columbus and Oliver Stone and by executives at CBS and NBC. His own film, ‘CSA: Confederate States of America,’ answered the question of what the United States would have been like had the South won the Civil War.

In his second appearance, he’ll show his film ‘From Separate to Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Center’ at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, also in Hudson Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend this event as well.

The movie will serve as a cinematic introduction to the book chosen as JCCC’s Common Read for 2012-13: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.

Henrietta Lacks, a black woman from Virginia, died of cervical cancer in 1951, and her cells – taken without her knowledge or the consent of her family – were used in medical research. The book details the little-known Lacks and shares the effects of this medical research on Lacks’ family.

Both the film and the book examine how the health care establishment treated the black population of the U.S. in the 20th century.”
“Granny Smith reminds me of my own grandma. ‘Family Appreciation Day’ made me remember how my grandma and I used to spend time together when I was little. I hope I can spend time with her some more... Grandma’s Office Catering

setout by *Holivi on deviantART

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bring the beat back 009

This morning, while I was experiencing some rapid-eye movement,
someone in my dream described herself with the phrase, “Recreational herbalist.”
Dear Fellow Bloggers
“Let’s drop (most of) the humor for a moment and go on a trip to truth-ville. Fact 1: The blogosphere is huge. Fact 2: I know some of you are exceptionally eager to get more people to read your posts ...”
On May 13, 2011, after a technical incident with Blogger caused much frustration for me, I followed the lead of my friend Denton and created a blog on WordPress, where I was among the users of WordPress who could not access the site on Wednesday of last week. After I learned the idiom from the following article, I remarked, “They’ve seriously ‘cocked’ up”
‘Cock-up’ at D/FW Airport left passengers stranded by Sarah Blaskovich
“There are a few really important things that you don’t want to happen while on a plane, and ...”
Another problem for the first world, and what I thought was a big win, WordPress in Internet Explorer still encounters some problems, so I have resumed my using Blogger with Mozilla Firefox, believe it or not, my preferred way...
Applebuckin' good redux, ya reckon'?
Applejack Nouveau Redux by *hezaa on deviantART
PONIES the Anthology II
“‘The Fun Has Been DOUBLED!’ We have a tumblr for our charity.”
Instead of the shows at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence on Friday, August 31, I will likely be at the Uptown Arts Bar to experience the jazz of MBIRD (i.e., Megan Birdsall, Michael Smith, Edward Williams and Ryan Janac).
Space-warping white dwarfs produce gravitational waves
“Gravitational waves, much like the recently discovered Higgs boson, are notoriously difficult to observe. Scientists first detected these ripples in the fabric of space-time indirectly, using radio signals from a pulsar-neutron star binary system. The find, which required exquisitely accurate timing…”
To which, Denton asked why, and I replied that I had been personally invited on Facebook. Denton remarked that if I received an invitation on Facebook, I would go to practically anything to which I had been invited, like Zoosk, “the romantic social network helps your romantic life or help friends and family find romance in their lives.”
For no reason, share this picture of Derpy
Source: I Am A Brony, Deal with it.

♪ Bring the beat back, 009, ride on Schlotzsky’s® ride on ♪
Disney Princess Prom Gowns and Cradle-to-Grave Marketing
“Just a few months ago, I wrote about how Disney Princess-styled extravagance among toddlers reflects the extraordinary extravagance of today’s proms, which now cost families an average of $1,...”
Tomorrow, we will spotlight another member of the Apple family.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Postscript to Experiment 028

When I feel so uninspired, “News of the Day” is like an episode in an anime series that is not part of an arc of story; I have sometimes mentioned construction along Quivira Road, which I have avoided, because I use the entrance which should be used.
Just another pile of dirt in Merriam, nothing to see.
Suits, Season 2 - Back This January
“With all this season’s twists and turns, what could possibly happen next? This January, tune-in for all new episodes of Suits, only on USA Network!”
Construction on my own block can however not be avoided. Egocentric Universe: Postscript to Experiment 026 and Postscript to Experiment 027 picture my block at various stages. Yesterday the contractor completed the asphalt work, which proceeded from west to east and only the street lights remain to be installed.
The contractor completed the asphalt work on our driveway

Monday, August 27, 2012

Aug 27 is the last day

Aug 27 is the last day to drop a full semester credit course and receive a refund.
Oh how we love our DJ, I had only one other drawing of Vinyl Scratch up until now. Hopefully there will be more to come, along with Octavia as well
Vinyl Scratch by *SoulSpade on deviantART
Beauty of the Web
“As amazing as the web is, its potential is immeasurably greater. Internet Explorer 9 was designed to let that potential shine through.”
After a surprisingly strong rehearsal to the home of John on Sunday night, David and I continued our listening to a CD of songs by Pat Benatar, and visited the QuikTrip that I mentioned in Egocentric Universe: Where was this 019. Once I was home, activity on GetGlue bears witness to my watching Breaking Bad on AMC, where I saw an ad for Internet Explorer 9, and Black Dynamite on Adult Swim, so “Closing Time” notes, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Quivira Road construction update: Two lanes open in each
direction on Quivira Road; but expect occasional lane closures

This comic is something I'd originally planned on posting about 14 months ago, but never had the will to do it, but with school
Farewell by =Veggie55 on deviantART
“The contractor was expected to have completed the initial asphalt work by Saturday evening, Aug. 25. With that completed, only one layer of asphalt remains to be poured. Work on the final layer is expected to start the week of Sept. 4.

Starting Monday, Aug. 27, two lanes are expected to be open in each direction on Quivira Road and turn lanes will be open in each direction, as well.

However, drivers may expect occasional closures to one lane between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on working days, Mondays through Fridays.”
As Egocentric Universe: News of the Day 029 notes, “The Ruel Joyce Recital Series, which is free and open to the public, features some of Kansas City’s finest classical musicians[, who are] scheduled at noon Monday for nine consecutive weeks, Sept. 10 to Nov. 5,” and the fall 2012 Jazz Series follows on Tuesdays after many of those dates.

JCCC Jazz Series features local musicians
I know the transparency won't work, dunno why
“The lineup for the fall Jazz Series of Johnson County Community College has been announced. The series, which showcases the talents of local jazz musicians, takes place at noon Tuesday for six weeks from Sept. 25-Oct. 30. All performances, which are free and open to the public, are held in the Recital Hall of the Carlsen Center unless otherwise noted.

The fall 2012 Jazz Series lineup is:
  • Sept. 25: Luqman Hamza Trio, piano and vocals
  • Oct. 2: Book of Gaia featuring vocalists Angela Hagenbach, Nedra Dixon and Pamela Baskin-Watson. Polsky Theatre
  • Oct. 9: Vine Street East featuring Monte Muza, guitar
  • Oct. 16: Kerry Strayer and Dan Deluca, saxophone and piano
  • Oct. 23: Joe Cartwright Trio
  • Oct. 30: Mike Ning Trio
The Jazz Series is cosponsored by the JCCC music and theatre department and Community Services division. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.”
Instead of the shows at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence on Friday, August 31, I will be at the Uptown Arts Bar to experience the jazz of MBIRD (i.e., Megan Birdsall, Michael Smith, Edward Williams and Ryan Janac).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Where was this 019

After the shows at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence on Friday night, David, David’s grandmother and I went to a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. Around midnight, well, more like one in the morning, I backtracked to this QuikTrip and saved nearly two dollars on my purchase of gasoline, a savings that I pretty much spent inside the bright and shiny new store.
The QuikTrip at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Martindale has regular unleaded gasoline for $3.55 per gallon, which is fourteen cents cheaper than other stations
The best way to honor Neil Armstrong
“The family of the late Neil Armstrong released a brief but touching statement earlier this afternoon, to recognize the passing of the former U.S. astronaut.”
I somehow feel the need to disambiguate the title of this post, which is only odd because rain is in the forecast, and to ask, “Where was this on July 21, 1969?”
Q Fans, Taylor Swift is everywhere these days; Kayne West is yet to say, “You Didn’t Build That.”
Source: Fleur De Lis (Friendship is Magic)
Conspiracy Theorist Convinces Neil Armstrong Moon Landing Was Faked
“LEBANON, OHIO—Although Armstrong said he ‘could have sworn’ he felt the effects of zero gravity while soaring out of the Earth's atmosphere and through space, he now believes his memory must be flawed.”

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oh My Gosh 012

Whom I attempt to see at least once a week and from whom I live just three miles, my best friend from high school introduced me to improvised comedy and drama eleven years ago. Jack Shedd has known Denton longer than I, coined the name of Denton’s first improv troupe, “Betty Ford’s First Project,” and noted that making connections inside scenes was the forté of Christopher Hurt (i.e., my forté).
“This is absolutely incredible. Molecular biologists at USC have captured video footage of a neuron so finely detailed, you can actually observe the transport of individual proteins throughout the cell’s structure, offering them an unprecedented look at how neurons restore themselves on ...”
Yes, I enjoy bringing thoughts, people or places into connection, and I am in truth less like Rarity or Pinkie Pie and more like Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves), a Pegasus like the source of this story and who does love to DERP like this airline.
This is my Derpy SMEEL, there are many like it, but this one is mine. Also, my muffin background is cash
Source: Bronies via Derpy SMEEL by *arcticjuniper on deviantART
‘Cock-up’ at D/FW Airport left passengers stranded by Sarah Blaskovich
“There are a few really important things that you don’t want to happen while on a plane, and ...”
While I am inclined towards reasoning, intelligent pursuits (among which let us hope this blog is one), and working in the realms of ideas, to project my ideas and personality into my environment can be difficult for me, believe it or not.
“This is a MUST WATCH! And it is brutal. In his ‘Keeping them Honest’ segment tonight, Anderson Cooper completely exposed Debbie Wasserman Schultz over her lies about Romney’s position on abortion. From beginning to end, Cooper refuses to let DWS dodge the issue, holding her to account for taking ...”
MBIRD, who is Megan Birdsall, Michael Smith, Edward Williams and Ryan Janac, recently invited me to their next jazz performance at the Uptown Arts Bar on Friday, 31 August, and to which I must exclaim:

For Touhou fans, we’ve restocked the shrinkwrapped CD-ROM games, great for collectors
Source: For Touhou fans, we’ve restocked the shrinkwrapped CD-ROM games,
great for collectors. (J-List)

Friday, August 24, 2012

News of the Day 029

Quivira Road construction update: Left turns limited periodically
from south Quivira Road entrance this week

It must be hard to tickle Applejack and Rainbow Dash when you don't have any fingers.
Source: Bronies via Commission- Pony Raspberries by =ChaosKomori on deviantART
“Work will commence on the inside lane of northbound Quivira Road at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, starting at 119th Street and working north to College Boulevard.

When the construction reaches the JCCC south Quivira Road entrance, at approximately noon or 1 p.m., the median will be closed for about an hour and drivers will not be able to make a left turn to enter or leave the campus. However, drivers will be able to make a right turn into or out of campus during that time.

Similar closures are expected to take place periodically throughout the week.

JCCC students, employees and visitors are encouraged to use the College Boulevard entrances to enter and leave campus during this time.

To alleviate congestion, drivers who ordinarily would have made a left hand turn to exit campus from the Quivira Road exit are asked to exit the campus based on where they parked. This campus map shows the exits which should be used.
  • Drivers who park on the east side of campus, including those who use the east exit of the Parking Garage at Galileo’s Garden, are urged to use the east College Boulevard exit at Oakmont.
  • Drivers who park on the west side of campus, including those who use the south exit of the Parking Garage at Galileo’s Garden, are urged to use the west College Boulevard exit at Westgate.
Drivers coming to campus from the south are encouraged to use the following route: take 119th Street to Pflumm Road; turn right and take Pflumm Road north to College Boulevard; turn right and take College Boulevard east to one of the JCCC College Boulevard entrances.”
College announces lineup for fall Ruel Joyce Recital Series
She's like a big kitty. I usually scratch my own cat like this, and yes, she goes just as crazy
Source: Lyra (Friendship Is Tragic) via Playing with Lyra
by *Mickeymonster on deviantART
“Johnson County Community College has unveiled the lineup for the upcoming fall season of the Ruel Joyce Recital Series. The series, which is free and open to the public, features the talents of some of Kansas City’s finest classical musicians. Recitals are scheduled at noon Monday for nine consecutive weeks, Sept. 10 to Nov.  5. All performances take place in the Recital Hall of the Carlsen Center unless otherwise noted. Here’s the lineup:
  • Sept. 10  John Svoboda, guitar
  • Sept. 17  Katie Baeth, Gina Hart-Kemper, Emily Smith, flute trio
  • Sept. 24  Rebecca Bell, harpsichord
  • Oct. 2  Marita Abner, bassoon
  • Oct. 8  David Sullivan, horn;  Elizabeth Schellhase, horn
  • Oct. 15  Lawrence Figg, cello; Avguste Antonov, piano
  • Oct.22  John Villaveces, piano
  • Oct. 29 Patrick Howle, baritone; Rena Berger Natenberg, piano
  • Nov. 5  Chung-Hoon Peter Chun, viola; Jiwon Choi, piano
The series, named for Ruel Joyce, a longtime jazz bassist who headed the local musician’s federation from 1977 until his death in 1989, is sponsored by the JCCC Music and Theatre department and JCCC Community Services. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Everfree Northwest

Electronic dance music on Pandora was really quite soothing to me this morning; I briefly awoke around the same time yesterday. Later, I listened to Kansas City’s Morning News on KMBZ, “traffic and weather every ten minutes on the nines,” and learned that a traveling convention for fans of the horror genre, Crypticon, was happening this weekend.
From Politics To Pestilence: Everything Is Earlier : NPR
“The seasons are showing up sooner, and girls are developing earlier. We get financial information earlier, and McDonald’s just announced its serving breakfast earlier. What effect will all this earliness ultimately have on our culture? It’s too early to tell.”
I have gone to Planet Comicon, “Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention,” once or twice, yet I have never went out of town for any convention.
Everfree 2012 was held the weekend of 17-19 August
Source: Everfree Northwest via Everfree Dash by *CosmicUnicorn on deviantART
Everfree 2012 - A My Little Pony Convention
A Pacific-Northwest convention for fans of My Little Pony and all things related. Featuring special guests, panels, and activities for all ages.”
Like in Egocentric Universe: The SEMA Show, 2011, I felt compelled to write about an event of import for both the nation and bronies. Nonetheless, I missed the party.
All the ponies made for Everfree Northwest make... The Great EFNW Pony Army!
Source: Shining Armor (Friendship Is Magic) via The Great EFNW Pony Army!
by *OtakuSquirrel on deviantART
“The timing couldn't have been better, really. Three days after my final recap of the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ...”

A serious matter to Discuss

We have a serious matter to discuss.
An Open Letter to Rep. Akin From a Woman Who Got Pregnant From Rape
“I’m Shauna Prewitt. I got pregnant from rape at 21. Legitimately.”

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

YBH - your brain hurts 010

Last night, I had the idea to go to bed early, and I should have done so, but no image is going to automatically acquire and re-size itself for my post on Everfree Northwest.
High School Daze: The Perils Of Sacrificing Sleep For Late-Night Studying
“A new study finds that when teens don't get the sleep they need on a given night, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly. The study builds on a body of evidence that finds sleep and learning are inextricably linked.”
Besides Ann Tissa Peyton, who could also anticipate after five in the morning that I would have no sleep, of which I lost about an hour. In Egocentric Universe: I missed the party 007, I mentioned another change in my schedule, and Monday is my shortest day at work, an opportunity to hear another program on KMBZ other than Kansas City’s Morning News. In the afternoon, Scott Parks co-hosts Radioactive, and after interviews tells his guests to be good, to which I will refer later.

“All right, guys, uh, listen. This is a blues riff in ‘B,’
watch me for the changes, and try and keep up...”
My Little Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Source: Madoka Magika x My Little Pony. Like/dislike? (J-List)
Todd Akin to appear on Piers Morgan’s show tonight, or maybe not - Hot Air
“He’s the biggest name of the day. He’s the man everyone is talking about. And tonight, he’s on with Piers Morgan Tonight.”
OK OK OK, I shared one, one political thing (ah, ah, ah) on Facebook.
Get The Facts - Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud
“Microsoft’s marketing fluff around Hyper-V falls short of reality. VMware vSphere is the undisputed leader with the most proven virtualization and cloud solutions.”
Is it that obvious that I have become a little punchy after some Minute Maid?
“Dear Freshman English Class Going Around The Room And Saying A Little Bit About Themselves, My girlfriend and I just moved out of our old apartment. We’re sure we cleaned it thoroughly, but our landlord called it ‘filthy.’ He’s ...”
Twitter / Carl B.: “Hey OWS! Get a job[,] dumb dirty hippies!!
I pull myself up by my own bootstraps!
I fence counterfit blu-rays = no govt handoutz! #entrapanooer
President Eisenhower was the last fiscal conservative
Two-term governor, GARY JOHNSON, You ARE Libertarian!”
Libertarians say ‘let Gary Johnson debate’ | Twitchy
“Wouldn’t it be nice to see another POV in the presidential debates in October? #LetGaryJohnsonDebate. @GovGaryJohnson Let’s Twitter bomb.”
Memorable quotes on IMDb: Pretty Woman (1990) -
“Just how obscene [...] are we talking about here?”
Miku and Luka are sharing a chocolate kiss
Source: Moe chocolate kiss sharing. Let’s Twitter bomb.
Let’s chocolate game!! - J-List Tumblr
“Republican Senate candidate and House member Todd Akin (R-MO), who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), said this during an interview with a local ...”
 Mr. Hollister continues, “Profane or really offensive?”
Romney campaign stops amid antics
“WASHINGTON—In the wake of last weekend’s highly controversial comments from Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), top Republican officials condemned the congressman’s statements Monday, calling them a black mark on the party’s otherwise flawless ...”
Edward Lewis replies, “Really offensive, via Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic).”
Pregnant Woman Relieved To Learn Her Rape Was Illegitimate - The Onion
“LITCHFIELD, CT—Though she was initially upset following the brutal sexual assault last month that left her pregnant, victim Martha Byars told reporters she was relieved Sunday to learn from Rep. ...”
 Mr. Hollister remarks, “I like him so much.” 
David Letterman - Kevin Yoder Top Ten
“‘Top Ten Congressman Kevin Yoder Excuses’ from August 20, 2012.”
... YBH - your brain hurts, especially after Parks had previously told Yoder to be good (see what I did there?). I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summary of Improv Goals 025

In high school, I took a in a vocational/technical class, and used Apple Macintosh PowerPCs, on which we sometimes played...
You Don’t Know Jack
“Way back in the early 90s, Jellyvision decided to test the waters of mainstream interactive entertainment by beginning a partnership with Berkeley Systems, of ‘Flying Toasters’ fame. Berkeley Systems asked us if we could apply the concepts of a game show to an adult trivia game. Since no one at Jellyvision ...”
More recently on the Wii at the home of Denton, I have also played You Don’t Know Jack, which is now a game is on Facebook. We also listened to the following on CD.
Real Men of Genius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Real Men of Genius is a series of advertisements, primarily 60-second American radio spots, for Bud Light beer. The campaign was originally created by Bob Winter, a copywriter at DDB Chicago. The ad campaign, which began in 1998 under the title Real American Heroes consisted of 12 spots. To …”
As a reader, you might be asking why I have bothered to say all of this. Well, the fictious advertisements from sponsors in You Don’t Know Jack greatly inspired me when we last rehearsed ‘A Word from Our Sponsors’ at the home of John. Ahead is our strongest set from rehearsal, with a little more exposition.

Burks has two articles published
Because I squee'd so hard from seeing Sibsy in the finale, I've been meaning to draw her pony Wild Fire for a while now
Sibsy! by ~D0ra0g0n on deviantART
“Dennis Burks, adjunct assistant professor, industrial technology, recently had two articles published in safety magazines. ‘Don’t Let Your Job Run You Down,’ which addressed determining the best method to warn others of backing vehicles and equipment, appeared in the August 2012 issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. He also authored an article entitled ‘Reviewing & Reexamining OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy,’ in the August 2012 edition of Professional Safety: Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers. The society represents approximately 35,000 safety and health professionals worldwide.”
OK OK OK, the game that we rehearsed was an opening where we each find a seat on a chair, informally discuss a topic as if we were in a living room, and we in essence play ourselves. John gave us the suggestion ‘wildfire,’ which was something that David and I saw while traveling to Lawrence, although that fire was technically a controlled burn.

I possessed other knowledge, so I spoke with Joel about Wild Fire; an image of this original character (OC) of Sibsy (i.e., Senior Storyboard Editor of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) is shown above. Wild Fire appeared in the background and had a line in the final episode of the second season. Unfortunately for Joel, I tripped over a few syllables, so I just started to talk like the following meme.
Ermahgerd | Know Your Meme
“Ermahgerd (also known as ‘Gersberms’ and ‘Berks’), a lisped pronunciation of ‘oh my god,’ is an image macro series featuring a photo of a young woman ...”
For Frank, a fellow player and friend, let us shed some sympathetic tears. When workshops were on Tuesday, Frank had no problem attending, but they were moved to Monday, and Frank had to wait a month before the hours at his job could accomodate that change. John revised our scheduled rehearsals to now be on Sunday, so history repeats itself. To be fair, John did send out a survey, to which Frank may not have replied. David observed that Frank should be back at rehearsal by the next time we decide on a different day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

that‘s my starting issue 018

August 20, classes have began at The University of Kansas, where two friends are attending, and at Johnson County Community College, where I work.
Early Morning Market
Source: Bronies via Early Morning Market by *PixelKitties on deviantART
Welcome back! Let’s get research started a little better | JCCC Library
“Welcome to JCCC, everybody! If you’ve been here before, we’re glad you’re back. If it’s your first time, the library would like to apologize before anyone else about the parking. It...”
Saturday night, I ignored my sense of foreboding, shut down my Dell while Windows updates installed, and I today was unable to sign on to Windows 7.
Derpy Browses the Internet
Derpy Browses the Internet by *ParallaxMLP on deviantART
Richard Cheese
“Official Facebook Page for Richard Cheese, America’s loudest lounge singer performs swingin’ Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top40 hits, ‘swankifying’ contemporary songs into traditional pop vocal...”
This situation is literally a starting issue, yet that isn‘t my starting issue for this post. On Pandora at the home of John on Friday, we heard a song that Cheese covered. My web wanderings found the complete title of a dub-step song from my Pandora.
SKRILLEX - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
“From the ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ ep [unavailable] for purchase here ...”
Before I stop, however, the search on my mobile also found this!
Skrillex - Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Piano Cover by Ramin)
Kickstarter Link with preorders[,] rewards [and] merchandise. Website. iTunes.”
I continue to read these online comics (i.e., SUBNORMALITY!), through which another friend once told me, “Hey, c’mon, your life isn’t so bad,” and I later saw that I may not be so mature, “The menu said crème brûlée. THE MENU SAID CRÈME BRÛLÉE!”

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Humor vampirism 009

“He who laughs last had to have the joke explained,” and this image’s something that...
iPhones do not support Flash, of Justice League or Adobe
Source: Video Games have changed my life
It’s official: No Flash support on the iPhone (yet)
“Our sources at WWDC are reporting that, for now, there is officially no Flash support on the iPhone. Apparently, in the State of the Media address...”
OK OK OK, that article is out of date, and I had more in mind to post, but I again have not left enough time for fewer discussion; The Hub airs Lois & Clark on Sunday little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Watch Your Dubstep
see more My Little Brony

Saturday, August 18, 2012

MBH - my brain hurts 025

I speak about something other than the political or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in Egocentric Universe: Bring the beat back 004; I now recall the words of the immortal Bleedman, who publishes, “comics based on movies, games, music, and pop culture,” at Snafu-Comics:
“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.”
The situation was not that I did not want to have more in mind to post, but afternoon naps make fools of us. Yesterday, I also too tired in the morning. Tonight, the following aired:
“Tune-in to the world premiere special, ‘The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who,’ on Saturday, August 18 at 9/8c on BBC America.”
OK OK OK, I did not watch the entire program,
but the preceding was nonetheless interesting.
Is my blog in decline?
Prehistoric Human Brain Found Pickled in Bog : Discovery News
“A brain in near-perfect condition is found in a body-less skull of a person who was decapitated over 2,600 years ago in England.”
We have our next rehearsal at the home of John on Sunday, and our sets at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence on Friday night were great. With no shows this evening, nor money to attend them, I am tonight visiting the home of Denton, who has been rather busy this last week, and we are watching Super 8.
internet memes - When is Jets Week?
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My finances were generally as much of an experiment as this blog; I am  to have to be rather careful the next two weeks. Although I gained some money from my participation in a listening study, I paid the remaining half of my bill with my cable provider, and am thus down one hundred dollars more than usual.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Celebratory note 033

JCCC named by Chronicle of Higher Education as great college to work for Oh my God, Colgate is so damn cute when she's smiling
Source: Bronies via Colgate’s Sparkling Smile by ~Delta105 on deviantART
“Johnson County Community College is again one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

JCCC was recognized as such in four categories: professional/career development programs; facilities, workspaces and security; job satisfaction; and work/life balance. The college was also recognized as a great college to work for in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The results, released Monday in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.

In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions received ‘Great College to Work For’ recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with JCCC included among the large institutions with 10,000 or more students.

‘Although honors are appreciated, our real goal is to create a campus climate conducive to learning and student success,’ said Terry Calaway, JCCC president. ‘The best way to do that is to create a community that values the contributions our employees make toward helping students learn.’

‘We’re very proud that JCCC has been recognized as a great college to work for,’ said Melody Rayl, chair of the JCCC board of trustees. ‘When our faculty and staff view the college as a great place to work, that helps our students see JCCC as a great place to learn.’

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, the Chronicle worked with Modern Think LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous ‘Best Places to Work’ programs nationwide.

Additional information about the Great Colleges to Work For program may be found at Great Colleges to Work For 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education.”
Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What do you know 018

Quivira Road construction update:
Work on inside lane of northbound Quivira under way

The earth, with inverted oceans and landmass
Source: The earth, with inverted oceans and landmass. Kind of cool. (J-List)
“Work is under way on the inside lane of northbound Quivira Road from 119th Street to College Boulevard. Workers are starting at 119th Street and working north on this phase of the project.

Expect delays if you’re making a left-hand turn onto Quivira Road from the college’s south Quivira Road entrance.

In addition, late in the week, there may be periodic closures of the south Quivira Road entrance between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as construction work reaches that stretch of the roadway.

JCCC students, employees and visitors are encouraged to use the College Boulevard entrances and exits to campus while the construction continues on Quivira Road.”
Well, what do you know, I accomplished
nearly everything to which I set my mind today ...
Give up your birthday
“Today is World Water Day. 1 in 8 people in the world live without access to clean, safe drinking water. Help them by pledging to give up your next birthday for charity: water and ask for donations for clean water instead of gifts.”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stale zaniness 027

My specualtions in Egocentric Universe: MBH - my brain hurts 024 were, needless to say, unfounded as our carpooling to the home of John in Lawrence was yesterday the highlight of my day. Well, the workshop was really great, too.
Hanging out with Weird Al by *willheim on deviantART
“I went to see my old bandmate Weird Al last night at the Pacific Amphitheater. We have been exchangng e-mails lately talking about MLP:FiM. I used to ...”
Anyway, for a time I considered changing the theme or layout of this blog; at their top many of these themes rotate images, which was a problem because most of my posts contained no images. I found an image to anchor “Weird Al” and Ponies.
Weird Al Flankovic and Pinkie Pie together in one room would go something like this with Harvey the Wonder Hamster
Source: Bronies via Weird Al and Pinkie by *shuffle001 on deviantART

“The Flea Market is celebrating another year in Westport. You can’t go back to the swinging 80s, but your wallet can time travel for the next four days at the Westport Flea Market (817 Westport Road). In honor of its 31st anniversary, the Westport burger spot is rolling back prices on burgers and beer...”
For a time, I considered forsaking the 75th Street Brewery today, and I had more in mind for this post, but afternoon naps make fools of us all.

Governor to visit JCCC Aug. 14 for news conference
promoting free tech ed tuition for high school students

Because I need to draw different kinds of things and I love Ariel
Disney: Ariel by *SugaryRainbow on deviantART
From Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s office: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will visit JCCC at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, to encourage students and parents to take advantage of the free technical education tuition that is now available to high school students. The governor also will discuss the future of career and technical education in Kansas.

The news conference will be held in the Regnier Center. It is open to credentialed members of the media who rsvp to

Terry Calaway, JCCC president; Gene Johnson, Shawnee Mission School District superintendent; and Steve Waddell, owner of I Support Learning, Inc., along with area high school counselors and state lawmakers will join the governor, Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee and Commerce Secretary Pat George at the event.

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the state will pay the full cost of tuition for all high school students who enroll in technical courses offered at Kansas technical and community colleges.  An incentive program will give school districts $1,000 for each high school student who graduates from that district with an industry-recognized credential in a high-need occupation.

The Kansas Legislature passed the legislation unanimously during the 2012 session.”
Yes, time got away from me this evening, but my mother and I shared a good, long talk while White Collar and Covert Affairs played on USA Network.

Monday, August 13, 2012

I missed the party 008

This will be post number five hundred on Mirror Universe,
and eight hundred forty-five on Egocentric Universe.Lyra Heartstrings loves you and being adorable
Source: Lyra (Friendship Is Tragic) via Lyra loves you. by ~KamiKazeXYZ on deviantART
2012 Olympics final weekend and closing ceremony recap
“The 2012 Olympics have officially ended and it has been as dramatic as it has been memorable. From Michael Phelps to Gabby Douglas to McKayla Maroney to Team USA...”
Timothy English, TV and Movie Examiner, while I watched Leverage on TNT, NCIS on USA Network and Breaking Bad on AMC, I missed the party.
“If It Feels Right, It Feels Right” – Indulgence in “Hazard Pay”
“The key to tonight’s Breaking Bad might be Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman’s book of poetry that our own Walter finds in a box as he moves back in to the house at the beginning of the ...”
Please note, I was also not visiting Las Vegas at the time of this event.
Kate Mulgrew Photos: Stars at the ‘Star Trek- Voyager’ Reunion
Kate Mulgrew seen attending the Star Trek - Voyager 2012 Reunion held at the Roddenberry Theatre at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.”
Prepare for some stale zaniness tomorrow, everypony!my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Five Derpy Guys
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pipsqueak really, truly is unintentional Magic

The desire to fulfill personal ambitions may cause much frustration in my life,
as often successful operation of the Facebook mobile app will be thwarted,
probably because of my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone.
Little information was successfully sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
Source: Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic)
I don’t really get Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic), which one would reason to be dedicated to Pipsqueak or Pip, “a young Earth pony from Trottingham who dressed up as a pirate for Nightmare Night,” yet the page posts antithetically to that character, and I can not look away.
In truth, I had to restart my Samsung Mobile twice before I could successfully use Facebook on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, and nearly thirty minutes elapsed.
Ron Paul quotes: John 8:32 - 21st Century King James Version
Source: Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic)
A newbie’s thoughts on the ‘like’ button
“I have noticed a trend lately — people hating on the ‘Like’ button. Like, whaaa? What pretentious stick lodged its way so high up there that you feel the need to hate on such a ...”
Like the main administrators of many pages related to My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic
, the main administrator of Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic)
also rants about the gain and loss of ‘likes’ in bare-knuckled,
unvarnished, and all capital letters and repeated images.
The Pirate Pipsqueak thanks you for all your comments in advance with bare-knuckled, unvarnished, and capital letters
Pipsqueak: The Pirate by ~averagedraw on deviantART
Feminist in High Heels
“I confess: I love shoes.  Especially when they’re high.  Until they wore out, my go-to faves were a pair of black leather ankle boots with dangerously high heels. They were actually pretty comfortable...”
“I couldn’t come up with a good title for this article at first. I kept coming up with ‘Fucking Hell: This Again?’, or ‘Seriously Guys, Grow The Fuck Up’, or [...]”
“The definitive argument against same-sex marriage. If you do not see the sense, the intelligence, the REASON in this, then you are truly ignorant.”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Source: Pipsqueak (Friendship is Magic)