Botch-fest 022

While in a structure north of the intersection, the sound of screeching tires will be a memory of this afternoon. Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post.

Is default deadline truly Aug 2?
“For weeks, President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner have stressed that the U.S. Treasury will run out of room to borrow funds next Tuesday and have warned of dire consequences if Congress does not raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling in time.”

AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE: Debt Talks Hijacked By Gang Of Angry Children

Carville: 2012 could be ‘very rough’ for Obama, says civil unrest ‘imminently possible’
“Who ever thought the saying, ‘It’s the economy stupid,’ from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later? That expression made its way into the campaign…”

Our especially retarded president One Big Ass Mistake America was supposed to bring unity, and the remainder of the Democratic Party are no better.

Harry Reid — Tea Party Members Aren’t Americans
“Mark Levin comments about Harry Reid’s position on Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling legislation. Aired 7/26/2011.”

“We’ll be prepared… for what?”

Why bloody civil war is inevitable
“As a perfect example of the deep divide that bests the nation today, the current debt talks in Congress encapsulate the very reason that bloody civil war is …”

“Yeah, be prepared!”

Project: Fallout Glow
“My last post resulted in a lot of emails and discussions about what to do if this mess goes down; if you are reading this because you remembered reading this at some point in the future and are loo…”

Thank you, Denton, my friend.

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You can walk or deny 006

Although their plots are rather similar, Cowboys & Aliens was better than Battlefield Earth. Amazingly, jokes shown in the preview for Horrible Bosses were still funny when the feature was finally presented me at the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre. My issues of Road & Track, Motor Trend, and Automobile arrived today.

MLP PMV – I’m Awesome
“Original song by Spose – I’m Awesome”

This was nicest day that summer has given us in a month, so I finally took a walk.

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed …”

A cool, intermittent breeze could only make the walk last so much longer.

Stale zaniness 010

While at South Park Studios, I clicked on an ad for Shutterfly, which reminded me of the following words from another friend, and simultaneously reminded my mildly dyslexic mind of Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

“Christopher, … you have ALWAYS been kind, understanding, generous of heart and humorous in our correspondence and discussions. YOU have intregrity, faith, a standard of kindness to all people and honestly… I think you remind people to be kind, period.”

Wow, What A Great Audience.
I can also find solace in the following.

‘South Park’ to return on Oct. 5, and all the way through 2013. Kick-ass. | EW.com
“A celebratory dinner at Casa Bonita is in order, PopWatchers: The date for the second half of the 15th season of South Park has been…”

No stale zaniness has been on this blog in a month,
and also from South Park, “It’s wrong. It’s wrong!”

New BMW M5 to get diesel?
“That’s not the only thing that could sound wrong. Imagine a four-door Mazda MX-5, a FWD Jeep Wrangler or Honda offering a V8 engine in their lineup.”

They might as well just place a Chrysler engine in a Maserati. Oh, wait…

Entry-level Maserati sedan to feature a Chrysler engine – report
“According to Car and Driver, the sedan is being developed alongside the 2012 Quattroporte and will feature Pininfarina styling. More interestingly, the car is rumored to ride on an aluminum-intensive chassis and offer optional all-wheel drive.”

Reception – Chrysler TC by Maserati – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The idea of putting a Maserati body with a Chrysler engine meant taking the worst from each partner. The automotive press was critical of the Chrysler TC, observing its similarity to the Chrysler LeBaron GTS convertible that cost much less. Lee Iacocca was a proponent of the new model …”

Twitter / Gail Elliott: “Man walks into Doctor’s and says, ‘Doctor, I think I’m addicted to Twitter.’ Doctor looks at him and says, ‘Sorry, I don’t follow you.’”

This Week’s TV: ThunderCats slice your television set with glowing swords of awesome!
“Television has many thrills in store for you this week — but chief among them is the return of Lion-O in the Cartoon Network’s new ThunderCats series!”

Twitter / Sarah Silverman: “The Smurfs are named for traits, like Brainy, Gutsy & Smurfette – whose trait is being ‘the girl one’”

Live Action Movie – Cartoon Movies
“Some cartoons should not be made into movies.”

Denton commented, “Well, how about Friday night at the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre for Cowboys & Aliens?”

No Penalty CD: No Early Withdrawal Penalty | Ally Financial
“Ally Bank No Penalty CD rates are very competitive with competitor rates. Check out Ally Bank’s No Penalty certificate of deposit rates today & open an account.”

Twitter / Ben Patrick Johnson: “‘There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.’ – Mark Twain”

AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE: Debt Talks Hijacked By Gang Of Angry Children
“Time for Washington to grow up.”

Twitter / jeffalopolis: “Apparently the role of family is to complain about other members of the family …”

2011 Ford F-150 Comparison: V-6 vs V-8 Brains Vs Brawn: What’s Better — High Tech or Big Displacement?
“We set up this story to see whether it makes more sense for buyers to get the twin-turbo V-6 or the 5.0-liter V-8. Read more about the 3.7-Liter V-6, 6.2-Liter V-8, 3.5-Liter EcoBoost, 5.0-Liter V-8 in this 2011 Ford F-150 comparison …”

Twitter / Martin G.: “Got mad at SYNC’s voice command and I swore out loud, Sirius promptly tuned to Fox News reporting Amy Winehouse’s death. No joke.”

Rupert Murdoch Worried He Might Have Damaged Heretofore Perfect Reputation
“LONDON—Embroiled in a vast phone-hacking scandal involving the company he founded, respected entrepreneur and News Corp.”

Twitter / Adam Carolla: “Who has a worse stadium hot dog than the Dodger dog? It’s everything you need to know about L.A. in a undersized stale bun …”

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 13: Bigger Names, Worse Performances?
“When Dancing With the Stars returns for Season 13, expect bigger names … and possibly worse performances. According to a new TMZ report…”

Twitter / Andrew Jones: “Can science ever prove or disprove the existence of God?”

Need to read again 018

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.

“Leave for me a ONE word comment that best describes me using the THIRD letter of your LAST NAME. It can only be ONE word. Then copy and paste this to your Wall so I can leave a word about you.”

“You [copied it]?”

“I did, yes.”

“What about all that talk, ‘I usually do not update
my status with any statements
that I have been asked
to set as my status on Facebook’?”

“Well, I figured, ‘What the hell.’”

In all likelihood, I will ultimately have received no responses. John recently set his status to something similar to the following:

My actor: Drew Barrymore
Movie that I loved: Donnie Darko
Movie that I liked: Titan A.E.
Movie that I kind of liked: EverAfter
Movies in which I have seen Drew Barrymore: 10
Click ‘Like’ and I’ll give you an actor!

OK OK OK, the preceding was actually my response to John, and I never did set my reply as my status. At least half of the movies, in which I have seen Barrymore, are not live action; she was a voice. In the summer of 1997, I was an intern for a seasonal project at a printing company, and one of my regrets is that I did not support a co-worker when he said that he found Demi Moore the most appealing, or most hot, as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

2-D Lovers to World: Yeah, my Girlfriend is a Pillowcase — What’s it to You
“HowStuffWorks.com blogger Josh Clark writes about the Japanese subculture of 2-D lovers.”

Although my friend Denton had an appointment with an electrician Tuesday, I could have resumed my plans to go to the 75th Street Brewery before the Roving Imp Theater, but I made myself late by watching STEINS;GATE on Crunchyroll.

“I have a personal favor….only some of you will do it, and I know who you are. If you know someone who fought Cancer and won, or fought Cancer and died, please add this as your status for 1 hour as a mark of respect and in remembrance. I hope I was right about the people who will.”

Thank you for your time.

Celebratory note 013

On Wednesday night, the Roving Imp Theater had a third successive, and successful, show at the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

Roving Imp Theater
“Join RI Spectacular as they entertain mall rats of all ages – and you! Two hours of funny await you at the Great Mall of the Great Plains – and it’s all FREE!”

Wow, we had a really great crowd with challenging suggestions for the game ‘voice mail,’ and really great sets overall.

Rockin’ the Casbah

This post is so called because of The Clash (see what I did there?) which continues in Washington. I would like to place blame with president One Big Ass Mistake America and ask:

Is Obama a pathological liar?Washington Times
“In the weird world that is Washington, men and women say things daily, hourly, even minutely, that they know deep down are simply not true. Inside the Beltway, we all call those utterances ‘rhetoric.’ But across the rest of the country, plain ol’ folk call ‘em lies.”

Yesterday evening, my family was watching NCIS upstairs on USA Network, I briefly switched over to ABC to see if they would next be watching Castle, but a prime-time address was airing.

Obama Is Losing the Debt War, and So Is Boehner
“Monday’s dueling addresses on the debt limit indicate not only that Obama is losing the argument for endless deficit spending, but that Boehner is losing too. by Thomas R. Eddlem”

You gotta know, I quickly switched back to Top Gear on BBC America.

George Soros says that America must give up the dollar and accept world currency
“George Soros has changed over time from renegade financier, to kingmaker, to now a spokesman for the coming global order. In the early 1990s Soros nearly bankrupted…”

Right now, my voice might sound horrible, but at least I am self-less. The following song is so dedicated to Soros:

Cee Lo Green – FUCK YOU (Official Video)
“Watch the video for Cee Lo Green’s massive single ‘Fuck You!’, the first single from the brand new album The Lady Killer UK Fans can buy ‘The Lady Killer’ …”

Although quite exhausted from illness, I should feel better with everything that I bought at CVS. There will be peace in the valley for me, someday.

JCCC, a great college for which to work

JCCC named by Chronicle of Higher Education
as great college to work for

“Johnson County Community College is 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 three categories: professional/career development programs; facilities, workspaces and security; and job satisfaction. The college was also recognized as a great college to work for in 2009.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

In all, only 111 of the 310 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.

‘While we appreciate the recognition, that’s not the real goal,’ said Terry Calaway, JCCC president. ‘Our goal is to create a campus community that values the needs and contributions of every employee so that we establish a great atmosphere for learning. In that sense everyone at JCCC helps make this a great place to work.’

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 here.”