The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dark Angel, please be Mine.

Business office closing early for end-of-month processing
Lyra Heartstrings is fielding a Fielding M110 7.62 semi-auto
lyra by *shadawg on deviantART
“The business office will close at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, for end-of-the-month processing. Please have all deposits to the office by 4 p.m. to ensure credit for January.”
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Dark Angel read as follows:
“For more than 40 years, the Pentagon has known that a nuclear [weapon, if] detonated high over the United States[,] could knock out much of the nation’s electrical and electronic infrastructure.”
Mirror Universe seems to spontaneously evolve towards the state of maximum entropy.
Mirror Universe seems to spontaneously evolve towards the state of maximum entropy.
Broun warns of dictatorship | Online Athens
“MADISON - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.”
Bo Obama Receives Visiting Dognitaries From Furuguay | The Onion
“WOOFINGTON, D.C.—Aiming to strengthen yiplomatic relations with the nation of Furuguay, Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country to the White House Thursday for talks on a wide range of vital rufforms. The historic meeting ...”
“‘And please take care [for] - Feinstein for me.’ Feinstein?”
Feinstein Rolls Out Draconian Attack on Second Amendment
“Kurt Nimmo | 158 specific kinds of semiautomatic firearms to be outlawed by federal government.”
“She’s your dog, Bo — Feinstein — it’s what you call your [hypocritical] dog in 1995.”
“On April 27, 1995, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke at the US Senate hearing on terrorism shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing. During the hearing, she referenced her concealed carry permit and how she carried a gun with her in the 1970s.”
This Far And No Further With You Clowns
“I first used the phrase ‘this far and no further with you clowns’ when addressing Wayne LaPierre of the NRA following the Sandy Hook massacre. The NRA membership, from my perspective, includes millions of responsible gun owners who probably see their support of the NRA as a way to support gun owners...”
Obama’s shameless exploitation of children as set pieces is hardly new or original.”
“The Los Angeles Police Department teamed with military special operation forces Wednesday evening to conduct multi-agency tactical exercises in the skies above downtown LA.”
Army training exercise happening on Houston’s south side
“SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there’s a massive SWAT scene happening.”
“Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, ‘Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?’ With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, ‘A republic, if you can keep it …’”
Hundreds Expected to #FloodTheCourt on 2/6 in Support of #NDAA Lawsuit
“A lawsuit over a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be back in federal court at 10:00 a.m. on February 6, 2013”
While I waited for my prescriptions to be filled at Walmart, I today picked up the Pinkie Pie Party DVD, and saved nineteen cents per gallon of gasoline at Sam’s Club. While it is not a lot, it is my lot in life.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In free fall with Yams

Wednesday was being insufferable, “All this has happened before and will happen again,” and my car hit something on I-35, and although I received help from my father and Motorist Assist to put on a different tire, I went home and not to Wheat State Pizza. I should option my life to cinematic adaptation.
“Good news for fans of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: a rep for Disney confirms to EW that the studio ...”
I today was fortunate to have an appointment at the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Johnson County Community College, where I have not been in fourteen months and had a brief dream about my being in free fall with yams.
Sweetified Rarity
Rarity Sweetified by *Austiniousi on deviantART

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

that‘s my starting issue 021

Kansas Republican Party, one thing for which I am grateful is that nearly every last representative who was not a true conservative was removed from state office in 2012. I hope that Governor Sam Brownback is likewise successful in removing the tax on personal income from Kansas, because I failed to add back in my contributions to KPERS, to now find that I owe. At the end of next month, when I am able to pay the owed amount, I will have been assessed twenty dollars in penalties and fee for January and February. Happy Kansas Day, everyone!
“When NBC canceled Star Trek in 1969, many fans feared th star-ship Enterprise’s five-year mission had ended prematurely. But thanks to the books, movies, comics, and all the other official tie-ins, we know Captain Kirk and his crew’s adventures continued —”
I remain unconvinced that Michael Cera went through puberty:
his physical development was arrested.
Michael Cera’s New ‘Arrested Development’ Role
“Michael Cera has a new role on the upcoming season of Arrested Development on Netflix: writer. Mitch Hurwitz, the show’s creator, told reporters at the 2013 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour earlier this month that he asked Cera to write because ‘he’s such an open guy and he wanted ...’”
Nice criticism sucks; mean criticism bites.
The Rewritten E 63 AMG S-Model
Source: Mercedes AMG
“‘You should be afraid,’ says a twenty-four-year veteran officer of the U.S. State Department who is facing job termination for writing a book about what really went on in the Iraq war years. He has been stripped of his security clearance and diplomatic credentials. Blogging on, Peter...”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the fowl that will soon appear in my post.
“Male sparrows do indeed get angry, especially when another male is intruding on his territory. Angry birds can fight to the death in whirling masses of ...”
♪ Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco cinco, seis ♪
Yo what happened if I grew suddenly?
Source: There I go, posting anime giantesses again. (J-List)
“Sonya JF Barnett champions the mighty V in all its glory ...”

Monday, January 28, 2013

Don’t stop dancing, girl

For safety’s sake: Flu season is here
pixiv is a Japanese counterpart to, and Google Translate says that this piece is Furatashai-chan
Cheerilee via Mayor Mare via Haruhito Azumi | Chan Furatashai [pixiv]
“With the arrival of flu season across the country and in Kansas, Johnson County health officials are urging students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health.

Cases of influenza are expected to increase throughout the flu season. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, health officials recommend that community members take these precautions:
  • Get a flu shot. Influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older to reduce the risk of becoming ill with the flu and reduce the risk of spreading the flu to others.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching common surfaces such as door handles. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with either a disposable tissue or a sleeve, and avoid touching your face. Avoid contact with people who are sick. Get plenty of rest to keep the immune system working at its best.
  • Monitor your health. Flu symptoms include fever with cough or sore throat, and sometimes runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea.
Individuals with flu symptoms should stay home and limit contact with others who are not sick. Those with flu-like symptoms should not return to class or work until they no longer have a fever (a temperature of less than 100.5 degrees F) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

The goal is for all of our students, faculty and staff to have a productive and healthy semester. For questions or concerns please contact the emergency preparedness manager or the vice president of student success and engagement’s office.

Additional information regarding the flu and precautions can be found at the Center for Disease Control’s flu information website and at the federal government’s influenza planning and preparedness website.”
Teach Your Children Well: Giving Your Kids the Gift of Music - Forbes
“My earliest memory is of when I was two years old, dancing in the living room to ‘Go Now’ by the Moody Blues. It’s no coincidence that almost every memory I have after that is attached to a song, because there was always a song playing in our house. From [...]”
Don’t stop dancing, girl
Andrea Libman - Comicpalooza - Houston, Texas
“Andrea Libman has worked in voice-acting for more than twenty years. She has had roles on numerous animated TV series, including Madeline in Madeline and in The New Adventures of Madeline, Emmy in DragonTales, young AndrAIa in Reboot, and Cathy in Monster Buster Club. Recently, she’s voiced...”
The Rolex 24 at Daytona was held last weekend, “an annual GRAND-AM Road Racing sports car endurance race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida,” which included an outstanding Mazda.
Wreck-It Ralph: “Likkity Split” Clip
Wreck-It Ralph is released on HD Digital Feb 12 & on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack March 5. Pre-order nowLike Wreck-It Ralph on Facebook ...”
My Little Pony - Rainbow Dash - You’re Gonna Go Far Kid [Explicit, N.S.F.W.]
“In a recent interview given by President Barack Obama to The New Republic, he told the outlet that ‘one of the biggest factors’ in the gun control debate is going to be how the media shapes the debates. ‘If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for ...’”
Listen to “Everybody in da club gettin’ tipsy” on Repeat [Explicit, N.S.F.W.].

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Celebratory note 041

Zaccardi tapped by national nursing group
for leadership development initiative

Her hair was driving Humanized Rarity crazy
Rarity via Rarity by ~Hua113 on deviantART
“Jane Zaccardi, director, practical nursing and health occupations, has been selected through competitive application for Lead, a leadership development program for nurse educators in rapid transition to positions of faculty and administrative leadership.

The program is offered under the auspices of the Leadership Institute of the National League for Nursing, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.

Zaccardi is part of the third Lead cohort of 20 select nurse educators from colleges and universities around the United States.”

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Anon and Anon

“Michael P. Kassner remembers how Internet censorship was narrowly averted thanks in large part to Aaron Swartz.”
“WASHINGTON — The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.”
PolitiJim says, “Anyone else but me uncomfortable with the face of [hippies who aspire to be hooligans] suddenly talking like a member of the Tea Party?”
Anonymous Responds to Obama on Gun Control /
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns / 23 January 2013 /
“Hacktivist group Anonymous has recently released a video in response to the Obama administrations gun control executive actions and proposals. Some highlighted quotes from the video ...”
From whom I learned about PolitiJim, Kris (@Kriskxx) comments, “If you just sit there, you deserve where you are,” and you can walk or deny whether the following deserves a celebratory note.
“A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.”
For the record, whether or not this blog will be readable to archeologists in two hundred years, “We Won’t Fly.”
Princess Bride T-Shirt Sparks Fear Aboard Airliner
“Almost everyone has seen the 1987 fairy-tale comedy Princess Bride. Some of the scenes and lines from the movie have filtered into the vernacular if millions of people. How many ...”
‘m down and explain, “My Name Is Inigo Montoya.”

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stale zaniness 033

“So does McLaughlin offer any kind of proof that this is actually the list of recommendations? Or do we just need to take the word of a hyper partisan gun aficionado who just happens to have come into contact with this document?”
“‘The best weapon for refuting these Bible thumpers tends to be the Bible itself.’ — John Fugelsang”

“Several hundred thousand demonstrators filled the streets of Paris during a protest against President Francois Hollande’s plans to legalize gay marriage later this year. The proposed law would allow same-sex couples to adopt children.”

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Humor vampirism 012

Book-talk group to discuss Larson book Friday
Larson becomes pronounced as Lawson with speech impediment
Source: The convenience store Lawson is extremely lucky to have become an anime meme, with thousands of free art images generated by fans. (J-List)
“The book-talk group will meet at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in GEB 264 to discuss Erik Larson’s book, The Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. Larson taps into his stellar research and writing skills to compose a compelling look at Germany in the mid-1930s. Marilyn Gairns will facilitate. Book-talk is open to anyone who wants to join the discussion or just listen.

The books for the rest of the semester are:
• Feb. 22: The Fat Years by Koonchung Chan
• March 29: Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
• April 26: Tear This Heart Out by Angeles Mastretta”
Last night, I took stage at the open-mic at Wheat State 47,
“For his role in Commando, I hear that Arnold Schwarzenegger went commando.”
He was free, free-balling. Free-balling, now he’s free-balling
My girlfriend wishes that I could see things from her point of view!
Source: TWM Performance
A Look at the Nation’s Current Dance Craze
“In the 70s it was the Hustle. In the 80s it was the Electric Slide and the Forbidden Dance, the Lambada. Until this summer, the 90s did not have its own dance craze.”
Afterward, Amanda commented, “When you are up there, it started out funny, and then it wasn’t.”
CNN - U.S. hears the beat of macarena dance craze - Aug. 22, 1996
“(CNN) -- The thumping Spanish beat just makes your feet want to dance. Your hips swing, and your body shakes all over. The macarena, recorded by Spanish flamenco artists Los del Rio two years ago, has suddenly caught fire.”
Today the Secretary of State appeared before Congressional eyes.
Every time a drone flies, a child dies.
It’s all been a pack of lies.

Ben who see? Benghazi.
Ben what see? Benghazi.

Mrs. Clinton, their blood is on your hands.
Four dead in the Libyan sands.
Who will take a stand?
His name s is Paul, Rand.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Twenty-Five or Six to Four

Son David Lacks, of ‘The Immortal Life
of Henrietta Lacks,’ will appear at JCCC Feb. 21

Humanized Rarity and Applejack
Rarity and Applejack by *emperpep on deviantART
“What is it like to know that cells from your mother were taken without her consent to create a global strain of cells used the world over?

David ‘Sonny’ Lacks will answer that question and more when he visits JCCC.

In an Actor’s Studio-like conversation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Polsky Theater in the Carlsen Center, he’ll discuss his mother, Henrietta Lacks, a poor tobacco farmer and the title character of the non-fiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the 2012-2013 Common Read selection at JCCC. Students from Composition I classes were assigned the book, as were students from the dental hygiene and practical nursing programs.

Sonny Lack’s appearance is also part of the college’s Scholar-in-Residence program, designed to bring visiting scholars to students, faculty and the public. It is co-sponsored by the English and Journalism division.

Read more about the event here.”
David asked in response to Egocentric Universe: Track listing for my current mix CD, “Just out of curiosity, are any of those songs covers? Or do some of them just have the same title as other songs? ‘Tonight, Tonight, Tonight’ for example,” so I somehow feel the need to disambiguate the title Twenty-Five Or Six To Four.
Grammar Girl : ‘Baited’ Versus ‘Bated’ :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
“Here’s why you should think of Shakespeare’s moneylender Shylock when you’re trying to decide between ‘baited breath’ and ‘bated breath.’”
The standard audio unit in my car will no longer play CDs, and I find myself listening to stations that end in one: KMBZ, Alice 102, 105.1 JACK FM and 101 the Fox - Kansas City’s Classic Rock Station.
“Earlier this week, a small feud broke out in the music world, leading to a much larger debate. Regarding the feud, David Bry of The New Republic posed the question: Is it OK for white music critics to like violent rap? in response to Rap Radar editor B. Dot's admonition [...]”
DirecTV recently installed a receiver in my room, and I find that Syfy, BBC America and The Hub are assigned channels with a four.
The Burchill Ultimatum
“In Alan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen (spoiler warning by the way), the messianic billionaire superhero known as Ozymandias decides on a drastic plan to bring the world back from the brink ...”
Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in some puntos de partida via THE AMAZING ATHEIST via YouTube via Twilight Sparkle.
American Violence
“President Obama would have you believe that guns are responsible for America’s high (for an industrialized country) murder rate. But there may be a very diff...”
I will never post anything from Homestuck.
I will never watch Avatar, which is just Fern Gully meets Alien.
I will never see another film by M. Night Shyamalan, except Unbreakable with luck.
Grammar Girl : 5 Uncommon Figures of Speech to Spice Up Your Writing (Part 1) :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
Access into Panera’s Hidden MenuBehind the Bread with Panera executive Scott Davis

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An offer that I cannot refuse 021

Continue your Sonic Drive-In New Year’s Resolution of customization! Valid 1/22 only, add Chili to your burger, tots or fries for FREE! Just mention text offer.
I really love the way this one Rarity came out...
Rarity via Rarity by *Sylphastiel on deviantART
Dexter’s Lab: Dexter’s Rude Removal
“Dexter's latest invention is going to give the censor ‘bleep’ quite a workout.”
Ralph Nader, Unsafe at Any Speed...
“Mr. Nader apparently thinks that video games are molesting children, someone might wanna sit him down and explain to him what the definition of all this kind ...”
Jan 22 is the last day to drop a spring 2013 full semester course with a full refund.

Monday, January 21, 2013

North American International Auto Show 2013

On the morning of Sunday, January 13, en route to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, I saw David turn on to Shawnee Mission Parkway, and he saw me in the leftmost lane. More than a week ago, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray débuted ahead of the North American International Auto Show.
This is kind of cool. Sailor Moon drawn in Slayers..
Source: This is kind of cool. Sailor Moon drawn in Slayers style? (J-List)
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
“The wait is over! The C7 Corvette is finally here.”
The Cadillac ATS took the 2013 North American Car of the Year.”
Cadillac ATS Vs The World
“The all-new Cadillac ATS traveled around the world to challenge some of the most punishing roads on Earth. Learn more about the challenges, advanced features and stunning locations.”
Chevrolet Volt as a Cadillac.
Cadillac ELR | Electric Hybrid Car | Cadillac
“Cadillac introduces new electric hybrid car: ELR. The ELR comes with an electric drive unit and gas-powered electric generator. Find out more about ELR at”
The Ram 1500 won the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.”
Ford Atlas Concept - Auto Shows
“The hulking Ford Atlas pickup concept foreshadows the next-gen F-150 and future pickup tech. See photos and read about it at Car and Driver.”
Kate Upton Stars in Mercedes CLA Super Bowl Ad – Video
“As the Super Bowl grows closer, so does television’s most prized two hours of advertising, and today Mercedes-Benz released its upcoming commercial for the ...”

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day late, ... short 007

Fear not, for I shall soon say something political,
I have not left enough time for that today, however.
Entertainment Weekly Preview: Keep Calm and Flutter On
“The two-week pony hiatus is coming to a close, with Entertainment Weekly posting their preview of this Saturday’s episode, ‘Keep Calm and Flutter On.’”
I was at the home of Denton until midnight, and I slept until two this afternoon, while I went to bed at one in the morning. My sister Pamela bought Chinese for lunch, and I have been watching Animation Domination this evening.
Friendship is Magic
Bronies via Friendship is magic by *Imalou on deviantART
“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, 007.”

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Celebratory note 040

JCCC is named to Best of Green Schools List
Discord is celebrating
Discord is celebrating by ~PaulBalkony on deviantART
“JCCC has been named to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools second annual Best of Green Schools list, which highlights top educational institutions and individuals across the country for embracing environmental initiatives. JCCC was recognized in the two-year school category.

The Best of Green Schools 2012 list highlights schools, districts, individuals and communities working toward the common goal of healthy, high-performing learning places for all. Through this list, the Center for Green Schools is working to bring recognition to the hard work being done across the country and to honor the heroes and shining examples of the green schools movement.

‘We’re pleased with the recognition,’ said Jay Antle, executive director, Center for Sustainability. ‘In just four years JCCC became a signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment and is providing regional and national leadership on sustainability issues.’

Read more about the honor here.”
Continuing Education wins ASTD Best Practice Award
The Chaos and the Kindness
Applejack via The Chaos and the Kindness by *suikuzu on deviantART
“JCCC Continuing Education was recognized by the Kansas City chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) with a Best Practice Award for Workplace Learning and Performance Culture.

Coordinators Kathy Wing and Melissa Reiss developed and implemented a new instructor hiring process in 2012. Previously, each department within Continuing Education had its own responsibility and method for identifying, hiring, vetting, interviewing and onboarding new instructors. The newly developed process consolidated the necessary steps and resources within branch operations, making those methods consistent, organizing records, and reducing the time needed to recruit instructors for continuing education classes.

The Continuing Education team accepted the award at the KC-ASTD Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet on January 17.”

Friday, January 18, 2013

see what I did there 010

I have stated on multiple occasions that afternoon naps make fools of us all, and I was going to include some notes about the North American International Auto Show in my post on Monday, which benefited from its brevity, “All right, guys, uh, listen. This is a blues riff in ‘B,’ watch me for the changes, and try and keep up...”
Fritinancy: Word of the Week: Said-Bookism
“Said-bookism: A verb used in place of ‘said’ – almost always a needless distraction. From ‘said book,’ a pamphlet of synonyms for ‘said.’ Said-bookism is a subspecies of ‘the elegant variation,’ the term coined by H.W. Fowler (1858–1933) to describe a substitution of one word for another for the sake...”
La table française meets today
Beatnik Rarity is best pony.
Bronies via beatnik Rarity by *GiantMosquito on deviantART
“Want to practice your French, the language of love and cheese sauce?

Then the French Conversation Table is the place to be from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. today at Javajazz@jccc in the Commons building. Come practice for a while or for the whole session. Everyone is welcome.”
Nifer confused Premier and Premiere, and I’d best not find out who forgot to set the DVR to record either Suits or Archer last night, while I met Aaron at Cheddar’s Casual Cafe.
Cheesecake Factory Bistro Shrimp Pasta Tops “Worst” List
“With the new year comes the need–for many–to cut back on their daily diet and find a way to tone up to prepare for spring and summer. Perhaps that’s why it’s also the perfect time for the Center for Science in the Public Interest to release their list of the top foods to avoid, calorie-wise. While…”
One may also quip, “You left a piece out,” when I neglected to Tuesday clarify the title Windows 8 is SLEEPTHIEF, which should indirectly imply that I lost some sleep when I installed the new operating system on Monday.
The Public Speaker : 3 Steps to Get Out
of Your Negativity Rut
:: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
“Learn the 3 steps to get out of that negativity rut.”
Meanwhile, I felt fine Tuesday, yet tired Wednesday.
4 People Who Blew Their One Moment in the Spotlight
“Some people’s entire lives work toward just one moment in the spotlight. That was true for these four people, and hilariously, they blew it in grand fashion.”
While these lead the list of the top jobs of 2013, I half expected Groucho to set up a joke: a Dentist, a Registered Nurse and a Pharmacist ...
The Best Jobs of 2013
“We have certain standards when it comes to our work. Of course we’re concerned with how much a job pays, but we also want work that provides fulfillment. We want to know whether the job is hiring in the first place. And we can’t forget about security--once hired, are we going to have the chance to ...”
Presidential search committee named
The Beaver And The Tree
Bronies via The Beaver And The Tree (lineart)
by *KP-ShadowSquirrel on deviantART
“The JCCC board of trustees has appointed the following individuals to the search committee for JCCC’s new president:

• Melody Rayl – chair, board of trustees

• Bob Drummond – vice chair, board of trustees

• Jon Stewart – board member

• Dennis Day, JCCC vice president, Student Success/Engagement

• Dave Krug, JCCC associate professor, accounting

• Terri Schlicht, JCCC executive assistant to the president

• Bruna Iacuzzi, JCCC student

• Damond Boatwright, chief executive officer, HCA Midwest/Overland Park Regional Medical Center

• Marlin Berry, superintendent, Olathe Public Schools USD233

• Peggy Dunn, mayor, City of Leawood

• Mark McKinzie, attorney, Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chtd.

The committee would like to receive your input regarding potential opportunities and challenges of the position, as well as the qualifications required for the presidency. You will receive an email presenting you with an electronic format to submit your thoughts.”
Well, Liberals are Hypocrites and just made your use
of an electronic format to submit your thoughts more difficult.
“The Obama administration announced in a statement Tuesday evening on its the We the People petition site that ‘starting today [Tuesday], as we move into a second term, petitions must receive 100,000 signatures in 30 days in order to receive an official response from the Obama Administration.’”
This house is falling apart
Armstrong’s Confession Looms, And Court Cases Await
“If Lance Armstrong’s doping confession is as complete as many believe, he could be exposed to new legal troubles after his interview with Oprah Winfrey airs. At least one lawsuit accuses the disgraced cyclist of fraud. That suit and others could reduce Armstrong’s net worth, estimated at more than ...”

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Postscript to Experiment 032

A short time ago, my friends Larson Wiley and Amanda Fish were wed, and have changed their last names, at least on their profiles on Facebook, to an amalgam of the two, ‘Wish.’ Amanda Wish Music has been hosting an open-mic night at Wheat State 47, so named because this Wheat State Pizza is on 47th Street, and not because it is the 47th franchise.
I have attended three of these events, and each time Amanda asked if I would like to participate, so I obliged last night. To read something from my blog was the only thing I planned, so I read aloud Egocentric Universe: The plight of small pick-up trucks, which would be five double-spaced pages if printed, and sounds like a technical manual.
"I'm the T to the W I, L I G H T, and ain't no other pony troll it down like me. I'm Twilightlicious!"
#Twilightlicious by *tygerbug on deviantART

Yes, my objective to read my entire post was met with, shall we say, mixed results. I just read and ignored the audience, “Toyota Tacoma has always had legendary quality and durability,” and Amanda stopped me, to the delight of the remaining patrons.
my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Dem Faces
see more My Little Brony
Afterwards, Denton received a call from Amanda who raved about my Kaufmanesque performance: Some laughed immediately, then some laughed mockingly, then some began to loathe me, and some finally had enough and fled.
Denton and Amanda agree that some people will get the joke in a few days.
The Creator of ‘Catfish’ Has Weighed in on the Manti Te’o Situation
“Did Manti Te’o get cat-fished? It's been brought up by many as a explanation for the weird story. And, in an epically weird press conference last...”
Whoever was Manti Te’o’s Fake Dead Girlfriend or whatever?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Windows 8 is SLEEPTHIEF

Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows
Yuu and Ai Madobe are building a Windows 8 PC
Source: Yuu and Ai Madobe are building a Windows 8 PC. (I still think fans need to invent a complex story about how Yuu (the one with one ponytail on the side, not two) has a “tsundere” relationship with “the user”... (J-List)
“For a limited time, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a special price and get the best that Windows 8 has to offer.”
I will soon be visiting Denton. In Anime Club, K today mentioned an effort
to raise funds for a deposit for a personal service animal.
“My name is K and this is my blog. You’ll find a huge amount of Homestuck here as well as...”
Egocentric Universemy entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog,
will soon have a thousand posts!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I really like her mane

Spring 2013 semester begins on Mon. Jan. 14. Welcome back.
If you need help enrolling call my Windows Phone.
Princess Luna, I really like her mane
Bronies via Princess Luna by =ShuffleStripes on deviantART
Outside the Box – Nicole Oliver
“Fashion touches us all in some manner or another. And while the runway is always hot, one must also pay due attention to those who have little — if anything at all — to do with the world...”
Nicole Oliver plays the voice of wisdom to Apple Jack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Twilight Sparkle, i.e., Princess Celestia and the voice of wisdom to Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo, i.e., Cheerilee.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Whirlwind weekend 012

Jazz Winterlude features world-renowned artists, top KC talent
Random English on Japanese T-shirts, so much fun....
Momoko | kaeru [pixiv] (J-List)
“Jazz Winterlude will make its annual return this month at Johnson County Community College, again showcasing some of the best jazz musicians around Kansas City and beyond.

The two-day festival, which will take place in the Carlsen Center on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, features Julian Lage, a Grammy-nominated guitarist; Deborah Brown, a world-renowned vocalist and Eldar, a New York-based pianist. More than half a dozen area jazz artists and ensembles also will perform, including the David Basse Orchestra and the Megan Birdsall Quartet.

The 2013 Jazz Winterlude will be free to audience members, thanks to contributions from community supporters. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read more about the festival and see a schedule of events here.”
“Unexpectedly [John was] in St. Louis today, and would like to move tonight workshop to 8:00 p.m. if you can still make it. If not, it’s cool. Thanks for being flexible!”
“Last week we told you about a community organization in the town of Southington, Connecticut, that planned to collect and burn violent video games and other...”
Yesterday morning, DirecTV installed a receiver in my room, just in time for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which included “One Bad Apple” and “Hurricane Fluttershy.”
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Everything there is to know
“2013 is shaping up to be a frantic year for Chevrolet, with over a dozen reveals and launches on its calendar. New iterations of the most financially and ...”

Saturday, January 12, 2013

YBH - your brain hurts 012

Kate Middleton’s First Official Portrait Draws Mixed Reviews
“The Duchess of Cambridge’s first official royal portrait was unveiled Friday morning at London’s National Portrait Gallery, and though she seems to be happy with the final result, reviews of the painting have been decidedly mixed. ‘It looks like Paul Emsley was going for an “old masters” look with …’”
From, WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued: Wayne State names year’s most useful, underused words.
Lake Superior State University releases annual list of banned words
“‘Fiscal cliff’ should be thrown off a cliff. So say the word experts at Lake Superior State University, which released today its annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The dozen words and phrases on the list were compiled from more…”
I Made CNN Producer Cry.”
Veiled Threat: Piers Morgan Guest Says ‘Shoot Alex Jones’
Daily Beast sports columnist Buzz Bissinger appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight in response Alex Jones’ appearance. Bissinger claims the only purpose for ...”
Big brother, dirty tricks: The ‘back-story’ - Northeast Intelligence Network
“We just got off CNN and undercover cops are all over us. They have been on our ass all day but now they are stalking us! We need to put this on the record in...”
Say you’re sorry, young lady.”
Shapiro on CNN Marks Turning Point in Gun Debate
“Ben Shapiro’s confident, fact-packed demolition of CNN’s Piers Morgan last night marks the turning point in the gun control debate. Ben showed that when they cannot exploit the deaths of children, gun control advocates are forced to defend their views, which are based on faulty premises. That timely...”
I’m sorry.”

Friday, January 11, 2013


AT&T ranks last in customer satisfaction, Sprint on the rise, survey says
“AT&T’s customer satisfaction places the wireless giant in dead last among major carriers, and at its lowest point since shortly before the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, according to a survey. Verizon and Sprint tied for the top spot among the most popular U.S. carries, in terms of making ...”
Isn’t this a song? Oh, I meant, “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
“He wants other AT&T customers to join him.”
An opinion on gun control
Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation
“Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban: The Firearms Protection Act”

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Celebratory note 039

Grove named president of Morton College
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“Dana Grove, JCCC executive vice president, education planning and development and chief operating officer, has been named president of Morton College in Cicero, Ill.

‘Dana has been a great friend and valued member of the leadership team,’ said Terry Calaway, JCCC president. ‘He played an important role in the 2006-2007 transition and will do a magnificent job at Morton.’

Grove came to JCCC in 2005 as the executive vice president of academic affairs. Prior to that, he was vice president of academic services at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill., director of the English/humanities program and dean of arts and sciences at Indian Hills Community College.

At JCCC, Grove oversees campus services, facility planning, information services, institutional operations and the JCCC police department.

Grove’s last day at JCCC is Jan. 11. He begins his duties at Morton College Jan. 22.”

Shelley inducted to ABCA Hall of Fame
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“Kent Shelley, the all-time wins leader at Johnson County Community College, was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 4, at the organization’s annual convention at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill.

Shelley, also a 2007 NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, will begin his 26th season as head coach of the Cavaliers in 2013, and his 27th with the Johnson County program. He has amassed an impressive 759-476-1 mark (614), as the Cavaliers skipper.”