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Last night, one of my dreams was sponsored by Ford Trucks, and the Overland Parkway is dead to me for a while. Regardless, I have so many things to celebrate! I am now in Level 3 class at the Roving Imp!

‘Steins;Gate the Movie’ Green-Lit
“At the end of the final TV episode of Steins;Gate earlier today in Japan, it was announced that production of Steins;Gate the Movie had been green-lit. Outside of the announcement video, no further details have been revealed.”

Source: J-List Tumblr

The Hub has apparently moved up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic across the board on weekdays, and the Season Two Premiere airs this Saturday morning! I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!

“Confound these Ponies, they drive me to create YouTube account! Sorry for late info update. Used soft: 3dsmax (animation and post-effects), Premiere Pro … ”

Twitter / Ben Patrick Johnson: “‘Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God. ’ – Albert Einstein”

The Day of Six BillionWikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The United Nations Population Fund designated October 12, 1999 as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion following the birth of Adnan Nevic, the first son of Fatima Helac and Jasminko Nević, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. It was officially designated The Day of Six Billion.”

If I had tried harder, I could have had a seventeen-year-old, biological son by now.

World Population To Reach 7 Billion This Month | Singularity Hub
“A new report documents the prodigious rate at which the world’s population is growing. It was just 1999 when we reached 6 billion. As of July 1 of this year we numbered 6.89 billion. By the year’s end we will have surpassed 7 billion. According to Hania Zlotnik, head of the population division of …”

Well, in these Untied States, enough of a political division exists.

Republicans Take Anthony Weiner’s Seat In NY-09 Special Election
“QUEENS, NY — In an upset victory, Republican Bob Turner has defeated Dave Weprin in the the special election to replace Anthony Weiner, who resigned after sending a lewd picture to a college student over Twitter.”

… You are now on notice Democratic members of Congress!

Honoring the Anniversary of September 11

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was running late for class. Just as I was entering I-35, I heard about the first plane striking the World Trade Center on Z95.7 FM. I said nothing in my first class. I cried inside the entire time. We had our break between lecture and laboratory. After lab, I heard that the Pentagon had also been attacked and both towers were gone. Later I went to do some off-campus deliveries. With rumors about the closure of the U.S. borders, everyone was making a run to the fuel stations. My co-worker and I stopped at Fuddruckers on Metcalf.  Back on campus, I saw the collapse of World Trade Center Seven on the air. I worked later until that night to shut down the CNN broadcast in one of the theaters on campus.

Factbox: September 11 conspirators: Where are they now?
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It took 19 men to hijack four airliners and crash them in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people.”

N.Y.C.: Moments of silence at ground zeroCBS News

The Early Show Video – Ground Zero’s ten year transformation – CBS.com
“Building the World Trade Center transformed New York in so many ways. 9/11 did the same as well. Chris Wragge reports on Ground Zero and the new transformation it’s going through now.”

The post 9/11 effect on travel [infographic]Holy Kaw!

American Companies Innovate at Ground Zero
“Editor’s Note: This post by Katie Denis, originally appeared in ChamberPost, the official blog of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”

Thank you for your time.

A second out of phase 006

For someone such as I, who watched anime on Adult Swim until 1:30 a.m., awoke at 8:30 a.m. to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and then awoke again at noon for day, Sunday was so busy thereafter that I did not write any post as I had planned to do. Denton had asked me on Friday to help him with his college mathematics course on Sunday, and I am not complaining, but I did not realize that that afternoon I would be watching Inception on Denton’s mobile phone while he and our friend Sam worked on a Honda motorcycle, which belonged to our other friend Jimmy, while Jimmy was in turn working on a car for someone else.

Source: The Wordy Thirties

A (Cat) Tree Grows In Norman
“Okay, it seems I keep showing you guys the ugliest corners of my apartment (I swear there are cute parts, too), but our place is cheap, in an awesome neighborhood, and we have great neighbors. So…”

For someone who is not complaining, I could indeed sound like the opposite. The serious post that I meant to write Sunday will be written tomorrow, so the absence of any post on Sunday, September 11, 2011 can be appropriately perceived as a moment of silence. As in improv, I may reverse-justify my actions.

Umpires show ethnic bias in ball/strike calls—unless they’re feeling watched
“Major League Baseball’s umpires exhibited a subtle but significant bias towards favoring pitchers with their own ethnicity. But, as a umpire monitoring system was rolled out, that bias began to vanish.”

Twitter / jeffalopolis: “Everyone claims they’re not racist… until they see their sushi chef …”

The Name Game
“I got a phone call today from our dental insurance company regarding coverage for Milo. (Milo recently had his first dentist appointment with a great pediatric dentistry practice.) The insurance…”

Many charities exist to help people whose insurance will not cover certain procedures.

First Pair of Back to the Future Marty McFly Nike Shoes Sell for $37,500The Hollywood Reporter
“Joel McHale promised to throw in a puppy to the unidentified bidder at Los Angeles’ Montalban Theater Thursday night.”

I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!

LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale < Gallardo < Models < Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Official website of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
“Since 1963, Italian luxury and super sports cars maker. Sant’Agata Bolognese, Bologna, Italy.”

Me Slag say you full of beryllium baloney!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: It’s ‘Baloney’ to Say Stimulus Didn’t Work
“The Florida Democrat was plugging President Obama’s jobs plan on Fox News. She said the plan would be paid for by ‘closing corporate loopholes,’ bringing jobs back to the U.S., and by raising taxes on the ‘wealthy and more fortunate.’”

When I say, “I’m taking lunch,” I usually mean, “I’m going to the kitchen to set something on fire.”

What is it with you and Ponies?

A decade has passed since a certain event, to which a post should probably be dedicated tomorrow, so I will speak about something less serious today. Whom I see at least once a week, my best friend from high school, Denton, lives three miles from me. On one of my recent visits to his house, he asked, and I am paraphrasing, “What is it with you and Ponies?”

I replied that I liked the animation, and I was doing things just to be different.

My Little Pony Corrals Unlikely Fanboys Known as ‘Bronies’
“Each day, out-of-work computer programmer Luke Allen self-medicates by watching animated ponies have magical adventures.”

OK OK OK, the scenario from the article above is likely a personal one for me, although I am presently employed.

Friendship is Metal – Winter Canon Wrap Up (Rock Cover)
“All right, yes, this sounds more punk than metal, sue me. I was just cherishing my old middle school days of listening to nothing but punk. But hey, for all …”

Later in the episode, an instrumental version is inserted.

Winter Wrap Up (Rock Cover)
“This is a cover of a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic song, so if you don’t like ponies, listen anyway because this is a rock cover of the famous song.”

I also like the on-line community. This is also not the first time my preference for an animated series has confused my family. Tara Strong, the voice of Twilight Sparkle, has also played Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls and Timmy in the Fairly Odd Parents, which confused my family.

Day late, … short 001

The image above compares Mitt Romney and Rick Perry to a scene from Futurama:

“Fry and Leela are watching a debate. The candidates are clones, they use the same tone of voice and body movements for each other’s short speech.”

Commas splice nicely. The presidential address yesterday evening was likely pointless.

News from The Associated Press
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s promise Thursday that everything in his jobs plan will be paid for rests on highly iffy propositions.”

Instead, I was happily watching the summer finale of Burn Notice on USA Network.

Good Smile Company Announces Steins;Gate Nendoroids and T-Shirts for Cheerful Japan! Project
“Good Smile Company has announced that the 5th set of items in their ongoing Cheerful Japan! charity project will be Steins;Gate nendoroids and t-shirts.”

Today is a good day to hear “Hare Hare Yukai”…

What is Fluttershy
“After watching Ettelenn’s video, I decided that Fluttershy needed her own video… that’s pretty much it.”

The following is more like an Easter egg than a muffin, which would make Ditsy Doo happy.

Magical Ponies to Appear in Diablo III
“Magical ponies may be making an appearance in Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo III.”

GM Shows Off New Corvette Torque 2 Wheels and Stripe Package
“This past weekend, ‘Corvettes at Carlisle’, held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, celebrated its 30th anniversary, and attracted over 5,000 Corvette owners and their families. What better place for GM to show off some of the new options for the 2012 Corvette?”

Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) – (happy), “Chevy Silverado.”

2012 Chevrolet Silverado gets slight redesign, WiFi and White Diamond Edition
“General Motors has quietly rolled out a mild refresh for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. Buyers who lay down the cash for the new pickup will enjoy …”

Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) – (happy), “Ford Focus.”

Ford to Preview the 2012 Focus ST Primarily Through Facebook
“Ford has announced that it will share “exclusive video and photography” of the turbocharged Focus ST—which is expected to debut in production form at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show—on the Focus Facebook page over the coming months.”

Putting your child in your TV advertising does not cause me to be more inclined to buy from you.

Do These Crazy Camaro Commercials Make You Want To Buy?
“The fanatics at Camaro5 found these ‘advertising tributes’ and shared them with the world. Many Camaro purists have called the new body style a ‘chick car,’ but these commercials are trying valiantly to dispel those misconceptions.”

This band is best known for their squandering of hotties. Hundreds of them. So c’mon, free backstage passes!