The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Humor vampirism 010

Our friend Paul built and ignited the fire, yet my reference to the following song was burked, until I actually sang, “Laura didn’t start the fire.”
 As a musician pony Lyra might have a delightful vocal. I wish I could see her singing.
We Didn’t Start the Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ is a song by Billy Joel. Its lyrics are made of rapid-fire brief allusions to over a hundred headline events between March 1949 (Joel was born on May 9 of that year) and 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. The song was a number-one hit in the US.”
“We are going to eat out today, so you will need to provide lunch for yourself.”
OK OK OK, I realized that my money has to stretch across three weekends, so I have to conserve more, yet I ordered from Papa John’s Pizza, where I saved half because the Kansas City Royals won one on yesterday, and this image’s something that... Catherine eating pizza
Source: Catherine eating pizza. This is oddly arousing. (J-List)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Whirlwind weekend 010

The Hub showed The Transformers: The Movie, which was the last thing that I watched before I went to sleep last night, and Transformers Prime featured some items from the mythos that have not been seen since Transformers: Unicron Trilogy!
Each picture is a line of Katy Perry's Last Friday Night
Last Friday Night by *johnjoseco on deviantART
The American Royal
“The American Royal Association, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and Kansas Citys longest running show, has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899. During September, October and November, more than 250,000 people attend the American Royal.”
OK OK OK, I had more in mind to post,
but must soon be on my way to a rodeo,
to which Denton was provided tickets.
Instead of the Roving Imp, I saw a show at ComedyCity.my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Watch Your Dubstep
see more My Little Brony

Friday, September 28, 2012

News of the Day 031

Transportation secretaries on campus Oct. 1
though I can't draw kisses, Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) and Lyra Heartstringsare now together and should probably have some nose boops
Source: Lyra (Friendship Is Tragic) via can't draw kisses have some nose boops
by *YellowEmbers on deviantART
“U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King are among the dignitaries who will attend ‘Building a Skilled Workforce’ at JCCC on Oct. 1. Also attending will be members of President Obama’s Council for Jobs and Competitiveness.

The roundtable discussion will address partnerships between business and college leaders intended to design training opportunities that match employer needs. This is demonstrated at JCCC across a wide span of industries.

JCCC president Terry Calaway will discuss the college’s model of employer curriculum, and members of the President’s Job Council will cover the recommendations it has made in support of the national objective of flexibly responding to market and employer needs for the benefit of growing a skilled workforce.

Others featured at the roundtable, which is hosted by the Kansas City Area Development Council, are Don Graves, executive director, President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Terry Calaway, JCCC president, Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, Matt Rose, chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway and Darlene Miller, president and CEO, Permac Industries.”
The exclusion of any viable candidate from the presidential debates
by the CPD is not only a disservice to the American electorate but also illegal.
The Change We Need, Strike Witch Madoka Magika Works for Us
Source: Madoka Magika x Strike Witches. Works for me. (J-List)
A VC: Minimum Viable Personality
“Today we have a special guest. ‘Oh, hi, FAKEGRIMLOCK,’ I said, quite used to these visits by now, as a giant metal dinosaur foot smashed through the ceiling of my house. ‘YOU WANT SCOOP ON SECRET FAKEGRIMLOCK ANIMATION HITTING WEB ON FRIDAY?’ the robosaurus rex asked me. Yes, there have been a few guest posts here at AVC. Maybe a half dozen in total. One of my favorites was this one by JLM during the financial crisis of 2008/2009. But this...”
My friend Whitney has no excitement for the following.
Ikea’s store in Merriam by the numbers
“The Great Wall of Merriam is no longer the biggest tourist attraction. Ikea made it official yesterday with its press conference announcing a fall 2014 opening for a new store in Merriam, Kansas. The Swedish furniture retailer is purchasing the scuttled Merriam Village development ...”
Street closing planned Oct. 2
Just a little more...Almost
Source: Pinkie Pie via Almost by *atryl on deviantART
“A portion of the unnamed street which leads from east Campus Drive to the upper Regnier Center parking lot and the Library circle drive will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and will remain closed for two or three days.

New sewer drainage will be installed underneath the street.

The upper Regnier Center parking lot and handicapped parking in the Library circle drive will be accessible to motorists from Clock Drive during this time.”

Thursday, September 27, 2012

One Day at a Time

The smile on E.J. Becker could be heard, “It’s 7:20 on Kansas City’s Morning News,” and at the office, my manager continued in her light mood, “There’s doughnuts, and I’m glad you all came back today!” Levity is appreciated, especially after the busy and crazy day that we all had yesterday. I also slept better last night.
Almost fully awake Applejack
For the record, whether or not this blog will be readable to archeologists in two hundred years, I thought of the title of this post independently of that tweet from my friend, because I really do have to take life one day at a time right now. Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear.
While I was at home napping, the oncologist yesterday told my family
that the liver cancer in my mother was aggressive and fast-moving.
Panamera Sport Turismo revealed
Actress Bonnie Franklin Diagnosed With Cancer
“Former One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to USA Today, citing a family spokesperson. The 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment.”
David once asked, “Just out of curiosity, [on your current mix CD] are any of those songs covers? Or do some of them just have the same title as other songs?
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,’ for example.”
Bentley’s new Conti GT3 racer
Cristy Lane version - One Day at a Time (song) - Wikipedia
“‘One Day at a Time’ became best known among country fans when recorded by American country gospel singer Cristy Lane. Lane had started enjoying mainstream success in the late 1970s through the release of several secular hits, including ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and ‘Simple Little Words.’ In 1979, Lane recorded…”
The above is a favorite song of my mother,
and we are all taking this one day at a time.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

that‘s my starting issue 019


Construction alert: Lane, ramp and roadway closures
on eastbound I-435 at I-35 Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Scoots, Start the Timer
Source: Bronies via Scoots, Start the Timer by *Equinox23 on deviantART
“From the Kansas Department of Transportation: Several lane, ramp and roadway closures are scheduled for eastbound I-435 and I-35 on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, to set girders for the Quivira Road bridge over I-435.

The closures include a full overnight closure of all lanes of eastbound I-435 at I-35 both Thursday and Friday nights.
Black Widow Thigh High 6246 Leg Avenue
Source: LingerieDiva.com
  • Short-term lane closure: The right lane of eastbound I-435 at Quivira Road will be closed for setting bridge girders between 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Sept. 28.
  • Overnight ramp closure: Northbound and southbound I-35 to eastbound I-435 ramps will be closed for setting bridge girders overnight beginning at9:30 p.m. and reopening at 5 a.m. the next morning on both Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Sept. 29.
  • Overnight full roadway closure: All lanes of eastbound I-435 at I-35 will be closed for setting bridge girders overnight beginning at10 p.m. and reopening at 5 a.m. the next morning on both Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Sept. 29.
These mushroom and star tattoos on her calves are relevant to my interests
Source: This [markp.com photography]
is relevant to my interests. (J-List)
Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane and ramp closures and to the marked detours.

Drivers should expect major delays and will need to use alternate routes during the lane and ramp closures. Updated daily traffic information for this project can be viewed online here.”
As if the light for the new street lamp was enough for me to have trouble sleeping last night, my mother called me at one this morning to say that her dietician says that she can have diet orange soda once and while. Mother requests that I bring some on my next visit.

I did not sleep well last night at all, and today at work was so busy and stressful that I did not go to Anime Club after Talk of the Town.

One step over the Line 002

Monday, for Create-A-Pepper, Donate Profits to St. Jude Day, I went to Chili’s, and I started to write this post two weeks ago about the following event.
Unionized Teachers Show Their Clout and Win
“Although Chicago’s public school teachers are among the highest paid in the nation, they wanted more, and according to the settlement reached late Tuesday, they are getting more by Sam Blumenfeld.”
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he...” a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, I pledge allegiance to my country, not my President, and the following is one step over the line.
Loyalists pledge allegiance to the United States of Barack Hussein Obama
Source: American Progressive movement
Madonna’s Obama Muslim comment pushes the right’s ideology
“Some rock stars should not dabble in politics. Take Madonna.”
The Police have a song, “Every little thing she does is Magic,” and while I listened on 105.1 JACK FM, I considered the line, “I’ll call her up a thousand times a day.”
Ahmadinejad To Meet With Occupy on US Soil
“According to Iranian news sources, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will spend time in New York meeting with members of Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy movement has long been filled with anti-Semitic undertones and overtones; back in April 2012, professors from Occupy Wall Street headed to Tehran ...”
If one assumes fifteen to sixteen waking hours in twenty-four period, then 900 to 960 minutes are available, so such a thing would be possible, even though the calls would be less than a minute in duration.
And the Emmy-Winner is … Liberal Politics! | Media Research Center
“With the November election looming, liberals are leaping at any chance to blast conservatives. And the Emmy Awards on Sept. 23 both rewarded liberal TV shows and offered Hollywood celebs a chance to slight right-wingers.”
At this rate, I will have lost forty-two more friends
on Facebook by the General Election.
Iran Test Fires Missiles as Obama Speaks at UN
“Today, as President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations, Iran test-fired a series of four missiles specifically created to hit warships in the Strait of Hormuz. According to the Iranian government, the missiles hit a target the size of a ship, sinking it within 50 seconds. Iranian media also ...”
Source: Madoka Pantsu Battle. This image is a classic.
“Since the dawn on humanity, our species has been assiduously researching ways to party hard. And every now and then, this impulse to rage like banshees unchained intersects seamlessly with our geekier proclivities.”
QE3 stands for the third round of quantitative easing, QE3 will help, but won't solve all of our problems
“Will QE3 save the economy? It will help, but it won't solve all of our problems. Watch my comments from last month about the monetary policy move announced by the Fed today: Rough summary: What does QE3 mean for the economy? QE3 stands for the third round of quantitative easing. The first …”
Distinguished Service Award nominations due Oct. 15
The Distinguished Service Award provides a systematic means for recognizing and rewarding excellence in job performance by those recognized for their exceptional attitude, skill, productivity, judgment and motivation toward cute Madoka shimapan
Click to see; incl. NSFW: The most popular shimapan and striped socks,
as ranked by our customers
. (J-List)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Sprinkled Brownies

While “Cursing is Healthy For You,” something that Yosemite Sam might say (e.g., Curse of The Ancients), instead of something that Jon Stewart might say at the Emmys, is generally preferred in mixed company. My blog has had a post or two laden with expletives, which I generally disclaim, and some days you just have to say, “Peanut Butter Cup Sprinkled Brownies!”
Applejack as Blondie, from The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Source: Bronies via Blondie... My Little Pony by ~andypriceart on deviantART
Packers Lash Out On Twitter After Loss
“Not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers are not very happy with the NFL or its replacement referees. Perhaps no member of the Pack was more upset than guard T.J. Lang, who went on a profane Twitter rant after the Packers were defeated by a controversial Seahawks’ touchdown on the final play on Monday...”
Yesterday, my father called me about the results from the biopsy that my mother had last week. My mother has been diagnosed with liver cancer, yet I have hope, because we are early in the diagnostic process.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebratory note 034

E.J. Becker opened Kansas City’s Morning News, “The Kansas City Chiefs run, and kick, and kick, and kick their way to victory.” The words of the immortal Bleedman at Snafu-Comics notwithstanding, yesterday had too little time and too much awesome for me to have written about everything that happened.
You know you're having a good weekend when you're too lazy to even update your Facebook page.
Source: Garfield
“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.”
This morning, scratching noises in my room woke me up. For a half hour, I tried to return to sleep, but I had tried enough by five in the morning, an hour before my alarm.
“One of the biggest benefits of being an entrepreneur in my mind is freedom. Our time is our own. We determine when we ‘work’ and when we don’t, what we do and what we don’t do. All of us have high energy days in which we feel motivated and driven and days in which we don’t.”
Punctuation : Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips
National Punctuation Day
SweetJack, now that’s a really great deal ♪
Because the Kansas City Royals won one on Friday,
I saved fifty per cent when I ordered from Papa John’s Pizza on Saturday.
I visited my mother on Saturday, and her condition has not changed from You can walk or deny 021, yet a friend in the improv community had an emergency, and to have one of the following on Friday. He is now resting, awake, and recovering his strength.
Aortic dissection - MayoClinic.com
“Aortic dissection — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention of this serious circulatory problem.”
Two months ago, the mother of my friend David passed away, and David has been looking to sell her car, a blue, 2000 Chevy Malibu sedan. He had a lead, which did not pan out, but my sister Kim has been having no luck with her 1994 Buick Century, and had been looking for something different. I first floated the idea of my mentioning the car to my father two weeks ago, but until we talked on our commute back from Lawrence on Friday, I had forgotten about it. Finally, I remembered when David sent me a text message, and David agreed to bring by the car on Sunday. My father is making arrangements to purchase the car today.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

You can walk or deny 021

Earlier this week, my mother had a biopsy done,
and we should have some results on Monday.
The nurses have been really great.
An updated version of a commission of Fluttershy Nurse as posters are still available
Let me Help you by *Tzelly-El on deviantART 

Friday, September 21, 2012

We are the ones still Swinging

My mother is doing better. When I visited her on Wednesday, she was sitting in a chair, and her color had returned. She has many tests, and will probably remain at the hospital through early next week. Thursday, when I tried to visit, she was resting, so I left. To my surprise, my father and one of my sisters were just arriving in the lobby as I was leaving. I told them that she was trying to sleep. They seemed unconcerned, and my sister said, “We’re only leaving off this [notebook].”
Perhaps the titleAs perfect a Thursdayrecently has been overused, and I certainly do not want for all of my posts on Fridays to always have the same name, since I generally only author one post per day.
I paid my bill at Verizon Wireless, and went to Grandstand Burgers, where I also went on Tuesday instead of the 75th Street Brewery, to where I would have normally gone at five in the afternoon, if I was not suffering from the effects of eating food from the roller grill. Again, just moments after I returned home at 3:30 p.m., my father and sister also returned. They talked to my mother until she was fully awake. Oh, sure, that’s fair.
What is best in life? Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the fillies.
Lyra (Friendship Is Tragic) remarks, “Early Bird catches the Worm.”
Grammar Girl : ‘Beckon Call’ or ‘Beck and Call’? :: Quick and Dirty Tips
“Grammar Girl explains why you should be saying ‘beck and call.’ But is ‘beckon call’ wrong?”
My mother often watches World’s Wildest Police Videos, a preference that baffles me, and my preference for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic similarly confuses her and everyone else in my family. My mother also likes Pretty Woman, a film which teases, like your girlfriend, “[I’d] love to be your beck-and-call girl.”
In my dream, I made out with your girlfriend, yet instead awoke with a mouth full of pillow
Source: 106 St. Tire & Wheel
Sometimes, I confuse Roxette who sang, “Lay a whisper on my pillow,” and Wilson Phillips who sang “Hold On.” Lately, I have been giving a listen to 98.9 The Rock, who played “STILL SWINGIN” by Papa Roach, the song from which the title for this post originates.
I considered that I might try to see my mother again later on Thursday, but I was just tired, so starting at four in the afternoon, I took a nap. Earlier, I had stopped by the Cavalier C-Store to talk with my friend Aaron, with whom I had dined at Houlihan’s on Wednesday night. We made plans to meet for dinner again last night. He sent me a text message, and later called me about a change of venue: Taco Bueno in Olathe. Later, I visited the home of Denton.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stale zaniness 028

Construction alert: Lane, ramp and roadway closures
on I-435 at Quivira Road tonight, Friday
This logo image features Princess Celestia for Equestria Chronicles
Source: Bronies via Equestria Chronicles: Celestia
by ~RinoaLeonmac on deviantART
“From the Kansas Department of Transportation: Several lane, ramp and roadway closures are scheduled for I-435 and Quivira Road on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21, to set girders.
  • Lane closure: The right lane of westbound I-435 at Quivira Road will be closed between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Overnight full roadway closure: All lanes of westbound I-435 at US-69 will be closed for setting of girders from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Sept. 22.
  • Overnight ramp closure: The northbound US-69 to westbound I-435 ramp will be closed for setting of girders from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Sept. 22.
  • Overnight ramp closure: The Antioch Road to westbound I-435 ramp will be closed for setting of girders overnight from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane and ramp closures and to the marked detours. Marked detours will be provided. Drivers should expect major delays and will need to use alternate routes during the lane and ramp closures. Updated daily traffic information for this project can be viewed online at Kansas City Metro Area Daily Lane Closures.”
An observation may be made: Bender would know how to set girders.
Why Futurama hasn’t jumped the shark
“In truth, all any show requires to ‘jump the shark’ is two seasons. Futurama is in its second season — and on its second network. Some critics are claiming the show has jumped the shark, but here’s why this animated series is actually rallying. The phrase ‘jumping the shark’ got its origin...”
“Some critics are claiming Romney has jumped the shark,
but here’s why this campaign is actually rallying.”
A pony in command, a pony in the lead, and more serious than other entries
Source: Bronies via EQD NATG II - DAY 13: Her Majesty by =Sunfur on deviantART
“I'm going to say it straight up -- again: I think Mitt will win handily. But that doesn't mean I am not nervous. Stakes too high.”
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) will tell you, “Procrastination is a complex psychological behavior that affects everyone to some degree or another,” which is one preferred excuse. Yesterday was Int’l Talk Like A Pirate Day, for which the president has time to observe, and to the previous day appear on Letterman, but no time to meet with Netanyahu.

“President Obama had time to enjoy late night laughs with David Letterman while refusing to meet with America’s Middle East ally, and yet CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was just fine with that. It pays for a President to have friends in the media, ‘In the scheme of things, who is going to get you more votes?’”
I would also like to fulminate and say, “Liberals are Hypocrites.”
Onions on the Internet
by *PixelKitties on deviantART

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Luna. Luna, Luna

The BRZ, FR-S, and FT-86 are basically the same car, and a fictional character may also as likely have the same name as another, and become homophonic (e.g., Chris, Krys, Kurisu), so I feel the need to disambiguate the title of this post, which can be read, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” or the way that Agent Smith speaks. Tomorrow I will likely be political. Kitto I must disclaim that this post contains excessive expository statements, including the preceding.
Princess Luna, “Hear me, villagers. Call me, ‘Luna.’
“From My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, ‘Luna Eclipsed’”
The Hub was last weekend showing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, so the premiere of said series was rebroadcast on Sunday, because I was providing moral support as well as a helping hand to my mother, as documented in Where is a Consoling, on Saturday.
A blanket is a type of bedding, generally speaking, a large piece of cloth, intended to keep Princess Luna warm, especially while shivering
Princess Luna
“Princess Luna, formerly known as Nightmare Moon or Night Mare Moon, the younger sister of Princess Celestia...”
Less recently, on Friday night after the shows at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence at the home of John, I again mistakenly called the darker and more diminutive of his two cats, ‘Luna,’ while her real name is July and I justified myself with the above, I may have been actually thinking of a supporting character from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Luna assumes the form of a black cat in the series, so one may perhaps understand my confusion.
Luna - List of Sailor Moon characters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Luna (ルナ, Runa?) first appears in the first episode or act of every version of the series. In the Silver Millennium, she was a servant to Princess Serenity, sworn never to leave her side, as well as an advisor to the Queen. When the kingdom fell, she and Artemis were put into a long sleep and sent …”
Wherein another character is named Luna, Saturday night is the only time that the Adult Swim broadcasts the anime Casshern Sins, and a meeting today notwithstanding, the Anime Club of JCCC will likely not be screening said series.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

National Cheeseburger Day

Sonic Drive-In, the Cheese & Burger Society
and I would like to remind you of this wonderful and festive time!
National Cheeseburger Day
“Learn more about National Cheeseburger Day, celebrated on September 18”
Other than the bureaucratic mentality, the only constant in the universe is that the latest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the best one ever. Where to find the best burger is also subjective.
The Burger Joint: 3212 Merriam Ln (KCK)
“It’s getting to the point where I am seriously considering finding an apartment somewhere along this delectable strip of Merriam Lane. Fortunately, I think I’ve been to nearly every restaurant this humble culinary hotspot has to offer. The latest installment was brought to my attention by lunch …”
Is today is really one for a new culinary adventure? My mother is once again in the hospital. She has another blood clot from some new injections that she was taking at home. When I visited her on Monday night, she was allowed ice, because indigestion was painful. She is undergoing tests on Tuesday, and should receive results on Wednesday. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Get Well Soon, Princess
“Abby Goodnough of The New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).”
“Obama is, at his core, a clone of Carter. But stunning graphics, a dazzling array of weapons, and above-average level design make the whole thing seem fresh.”
5 Ways to Keep Your Content Fresh | Social Media Sun
“Let’s face it, the Internet is much more crowded today than it was a few years ago, and it looks like that trend is going to continue. The only barrier of entry for setting up a website to publish content on is having fingers to type with, but the Microsoft Kinect and Apple’s increasingly smart …”
An increasingly smart play that I will make, the Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill and the 75th Street Brewery have regular specials on burgers on Tuesdays, so I will likely hit up them.

Monday, September 17, 2012

News of the Day 030

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at JCCC starts Sept. 17
Cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic beats one of their kind in effigy, a pinata.
Source: Pinkie Pie via Party at Mexicolt by ~Gearholder on deviantART
“The 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Johnson County Community College will take participants on a journey through arts and culture.

Hispanic Heritage Month will kick off with Celebración de Culturas from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the west lobby of the Student Center on the JCCC campus. Students will come together to share their culture through song, dance, dress and more. Musician Pablo Sanhueza will be on hand to perform jazz music as well.

Immigration attorneys Alejandro Solorio, Suzanne Gladney and Roberta Farrell will host a panel discussion regarding President Barack Obama’s recent announcement regarding immigration and its impact upon undocumented students. The discussion will run from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room 319 of the Commons building on campus.

Comedian Erik Rivera, the official spokesperson for the 2011 American Latino Media Arts Awards and winner of the Diamonds in the Rough Award during the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival, will share his unique brand of comedy with students at noon Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Craig Community Auditorium, room 233 of the General Education Building on campus.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, JCCC will host Hispanic Youth Day, which will bring Hispanic students from the Kansas City metropolitan area to campus to learn about the college. As part of the day, musician Javier Mendoza and the band Making Movies will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Commons Plaza on campus.

Fans of Zumba will be able to exercise from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 3, in room 322 of the Commons Building on campus. The Zumba class is open to all skill levels.

Also on Oct. 3, a video and discussion session is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in room 319 of the Commons building. Rudy Padilla, commander of the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the GI Forum of the United States, will present a 20-minute segment of the video “Heroes Hispanos” and lead discussion afterward.

As part of the celebration, Kusi Taki will introduce students to music and culture of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Chile through workshops running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The group will perform for the community at 7 p.m. in the Polsky Theatre of the Carlsen Center, taking them on a musical journey through the Andes Mountain range. Tickets for the performance are $5 and can be purchased at the JCCC Box Office.

Students also will have an opportunity to enhance their creative writing skills through a series of workshops hosted by the Latinos Writers Collective and by author and poet Linda Rodriguez. The Latino Voices Workshop, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in room 270 of the Regnier Center on campus, brings together community leaders, artists, students and professionals to teach students to find their voice. The next day, Rodriguez will visit classes to reach out to students and help improve their writing skills. Honors students from Cristo Rey will also attend the workshops both days.

Musician Pablo Sanhueza will host a dance class from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, for students to learn moves for dances including salsa and the bachata.

Hispanic Heritage Month is sponsored by the Promotores Committee, JCCC Performing Arts Series, admissions, Campus Activities Board, Center for Student Involvement, International and Immigrant Student Services, Latinos United Now and Always and Amigos sin Fronteras.

For more information, contact Mindy Kinnaman, manager of student life and leadership development.”
OK OK OK, the actor who played John Crichton on Farscape appeared on Doctor Who, and while workshop on Sunday with Derek, Frank, Joel, John and Justin was fantastic, my family at home experienced a rather mixed bag...
My Favorite Things (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The song was first introduced by Mary Martin and Patricia Neway in the original Broadway production and sung by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film.”
My father was bitten on his forearm by the German Shepard across the street, and my mother is back in the hospital. At least, today I work the fewest hours of any day this week.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

MBH - my brain hurts 026

A nice feature of WordPress is the ability to ‘copy a post,’ which is rather helpful from a standpoint of composition, and to keep the number in any series correct. 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 Bleedmanwho 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 is that I do not have more in mind to post, and afternoon naps make fools of us, and I have a limited amount of time before we commute to rehearsal at the home of John. As sycophants, the media continues to lie for this president, and while I have no time by which to today indulge in my thoughts. Your girlfriend, flexible in her desires to give oral sex to men, mouths a microphone.
Source: BroBible

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Where is a Consoling

My father bought my mother home from the hospital yesterday, and she has plenty of new challenges, as well as new medications and new medical devices to understand, so today I am providing moral support as well as a helping hand (e.g., shopping for incidental items, like lunch).
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  • Teamwork makes the difference. 
  • Pursuit of Excellence is never-ending.”
Bring the beat back 009 recalls where I was among users who could not access WordPress when the layout of the site changed on Wednesday, August 22. More recently, Reader no longer shows posts from my favorite blogs, Memebase and My Little Brony, and I can find no code to embed any image.
Celestia and Luna went to Sisterhooves to WIN
They’re All Important Questions, to be Fair
Click for all your memes. (Share this post and spread the meme!)”
“Where is a consoling,” is how Android Voice Search heard me.
Next time, I will ask, “Where is the nearest Fazoli’s?”
Contractor proceeded from west to east to install the street lights

Friday, September 14, 2012

As perfect a Thursday 007

The Kansas City Chiefs played a good first half on Sunday, but as Linda Carter, who on Monday was substituting for E.J. Becker on Kansas City’s Morning News, was effectively saying to Ellen Shank, “They forgot that the game has two halves!”
Realistic Mio from Nichijou
Source: Realistic Mio from Nichijou. Like/dislike? (J-List)
The Irony of the Ironic: Hipsters Don’t Understand Irony
“Not too long ago, I was at show and the opening act was an incredibly horrible hipster band. Western button down shirts, big Harry Caray glasses, porn star mustaches, the whole shebang. I would try to look up exactly what band it was, but I’m afraid …”
Not too long ago, I wrote another post with this title, the use of which could today be a greater hoax than this president and more of a charade and farce than the Democratic National Convention: Yesterday was terrible, 007.
The details about the attack on the Libyan consulate are so explosive that they will result in a Congressional investigation.
College Now
“If you are a high school sophomore, junior or senior, you can enroll in selected JCCC College Now courses offered at and in cooperation with your high school. The JCCC College Now program is accredited by the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.”
The deadline for payment for College Now is this evening, Friday, September 14. With fewer staff yesterday, my co-workers were hammered with calls from parents. I ignored my protocols, lost a political debate on Facebook, and felt quite horrible about myself.
  1. Politics is not considered polite conversation.

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

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

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

  5. I would rather keep friends and be respectful.
After work, I was rather busy myself. In Whirlwind weekend 008, my blood sugar and my liver proteins saw improvement, and my tests were now to be every six months instead of every three months. Yesterday, the numbers for my blood sugar, cholesterol and liver proteins were all high, so I must return in two months and receive some education from Riverview Community Services in Kansas City, Kansas ...

Last night in defiance, I ordered from Papa John’s Pizza, where I saved half because the Kansas City Royals won one on Wednesday.
Catherine eating pizza
Source: Catherine eating pizza. This is oddly arousing. (J-List)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Botch-fest 027

Inflammatory Anti-Muslim ‘Movie’ May Not Be A Real Movie
“The clumsy dubbing suggests that the footage comes from different films entirely. And there’s no way that it cost $5 million to make.”
Mistakes were made - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What happens when your most faithful student turns against you, due to the manipulative influence of the God of Chaos in order to save her ...
“‘Mistakes were made’ is an expression that is commonly used as a rhetorical device, whereby a speaker acknowledges that a situation was handled poorly or inappropriately but seeks to evade any direct admission or accusation of responsibility by using the passive voice.”
“Ben Swann, Reality Check takes a look at the attack on a U.S. Ambassador in Libya by Islamists and whether the attack is something U.S. officials should have ...”
When You Learn They’re Not Ready
“Some moments show you when a candidate is ready or not to become President of the United States. I suspect last night will become one of those moments for Mitt Romney. The verdict will not be positive. As I noted…”
“Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was widely criticized Wednesday for his outspoken criticism of the Obama administration on its handling of the attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Egypt …”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My mother is doing Well

My mother was dehydrated and had shortness of breath, so my father took her to the ER on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11. I know she needs to rest, but I still feel guilt about not visiting her that night.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center - Kansas City Area Hospital

My mother has chronic muscle pain, and had a heart attack in February 2001. She is in good spirits, and receiving excellent care at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

An offer that I cannot refuse 018

My presence on Twitter began some three and a half years ago, and the Consumer Queen was one of the first accounts that I followed. Please note that this offer was for Monday, September 10. Also, I had a coupon for a buy one Whopper, get one free.
Next time my steak will be wood-fired, and I only had to mention Ryan Newman, “Driver of the Stewart Haas #39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet Impala.”
Hey, Lyra. Please eat more slowly.
Source: Lyra (Friendship Is Tragic) via Octavia with Lyra by *OZE-JP on deviantART

Monday, September 10, 2012

see what I did there 007

Check out Vibe, the new coffee kiosk in CLB
Apparently there's a character called Applejack in the show, I haven't noticed her before. I finished this in 4 hours, I was in a rush and I ended using
Source: Apple Jack via A background pony by =ponyKillerX on deviantART
“Tired of walking all the way to the Commons building or Carlsen Center for your caffeine needs?

JCCC dining services has a solution for you: Vibe, a new coffee kiosk on the second floor of the CLB.

The kiosk is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and serves coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, cookies and sandwiches..”
Florida pizza shop owner power-lifts Obama
“Florida pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer says literally lifted President Barack Obama a solid foot off the ground in a bear hug during an unscripted stop at his Fort Pierce, Florida store. Literally. So what did the Secret Service think about Van Duzer — a registered Republican who says he’ll vote …”
I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Goodnight, you princes

We will today pause to honor a few who have recently passed.
Daredevil (2003), directed by Mark Steven Johnson with Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan
Source: Shaquille O’ Neal
“Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1999 film The Green Mile, has died at 54, according to a family representative.”
... ... ... ... ...
Gore Vidal – Gay Fiction Pioneer, Dies 86
“Gore Vidal, one of the last living giants of American literature, died of pneumonia last night aged 86. Vidal was a reluctant pioneer of gay fiction, publishing The City and the Pillar …”
... ... ... ... ...
Flags at half-staff on Sept. 11
“Tuesday, Sept. 11, will mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. On this day, it is appropriate to fly the American flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.”
... ... ... ... ...
‘Gilligan’ star Bob Denver dies at age 70
“TV’s favorite ‘little buddy’ had undergone bypass surgery this year.”
... ... ... ... ...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Our refined Rarity

Invariably, our seeing 2016: Obama’s America led to a political discussion, to which Joe remarked, “You're an odd duck,” thus I am clearly a Rarity.
Rarity

Bar food [is] taken to the next level,” KC drinker says about the 75th Street Brewery, where I frequent on Tuesdays, and Rachel in the bar area is always a truly excellent server; however, without leaving my car I had lately received better service from restaurants than by those that I have actually entered the building: Talk of the Town Grill & Bar, CiCi’s Pizza, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery have all disappointed me...
What if I told you...  “The Ticket Master,” “Suited For Success,” and “The Best Night Ever.” were a story arc in the first season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?
Noon, and I am finally awake.
In the freezer, options for lunch are no inspiration,
What to do, what to do?”
For the Grand Galloping Gala, an annual royal ball attended primarily by high-class ponies, our refined, human Rarity wears a traditionally full-skirted gown reaching at least to the ankles, made of luxurious fabric, delicately and exotically trimmed.
Galararity by ~Tannanana on deviantART
Jay Leno agreed to give up 50 percent of his salary -- or $15 million -- in order to reduce layoffs at The Tonight Show, a NBC Universal spokesperson told CNN. A source ‘with direct knowledge of the situation’ told CNN last month that NBC has already laid...”
OK OK OK, according to rules of etiquette, if I was to expect my sister to prepare something for me for luncheon, then I should have made a request to her, as my mother had; actually quite moody and emotionally vulnerable, I instead silently sulked away to Wendy’s.
Message from Rarity - BlackGryph0n
“Not to worry dears, I’ll create a proper meme soon enough. Just allow a moment to brainstorm. XOXO, ~Rarity Voiced by a friend. New meme from Rarity coming ...”
Inclined towards pessimism, I feel hurt when others fail to show their appreciation of my efforts. No one, whom I specially invited through an e-mail message, last night came to my shows at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building in Lawrence. I could be seen as a hypocrite, because I had regrettably to turn down invitations to the Kansas City Improv Festival. My finances are as much an experiment as this blog.
Emotional instability results in financial insecurity, because my emotions are so closely aligned to my material situation and fluctuations in my financial position
Source: When I’m good. I’m good, when I’m evil. I’m better