American Jazz Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

American Jazz Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

“The 2012 American Jazz Museum Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Freedom’s Children: Youth and The Civil Rights Movement

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the legacy of Dr. King through the creative and thought-provoking presentation of music, poetry and dance. These musicians, singers, poets and dancers coming from all age groups, will showcase their talent in an effort to uplift the community. This family-oriented event seeks to challenge each generation to do its part in helping Dr. King’s dream become a reality. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 16th, 1:00pm
The Gem Theater
1615 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108”

A second out of phase 011

Some communication among my family is disappointing (i.e., my sister Pamela and I were not getting along), so ‘twas lucky for my friend Denton to ask, “Coming over today?” The weather was warmer than usual, so another friend and I took a walk around the pond in Antioch Park. I find myself again feeling a second out of phase.

Happy Birthday to ‘Bleach’ Leading Lady Rukia Kuchiki!
“It’s almost like we alternate with birthdays here at CRN–we had calculating conqueror Lelouch Lamperouge in early December, and beloved creator Hayao Miyazaki earlier this month, and now it’s time for another character birthday with Bleach’s midget heroine Rukia!”

Oh my gosh, Dan VS My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?
Until I find something else, this is my new favorite thing!


Filly-Cheese-Steak: Thanks for the page veiws! by ~30Aught6 on deviantART

A Rare Look at Samuel Beckett’s Doodle-Filled Notebooks
“What colored crayons have to do with deadpan philosophical humor and the gargoyles of Notre-Dame. Novelist, playwright, poet, and Nobel …”

I could not read this without hearing the voice of a pirate in my head.

Some days you just have to say, “What?”

Watching Archer was definitely something that I need to do Thursday.

The Archer Interrogation
“We enter the Danger Zone to go tet a tet with the one and only Duchess, Sterling Mallory Archer.”

An Autocar article, “A week in a Mini E,” suggests that a purely electric vehicle is good for traveling long distances.

9 Ridiculous Cooking Myths You Probably Believe
“You’re not a master chef by any means, but you still know a few basic food truths, right? Well guess what: You’re wrong about those, too.”

With patient demonstration and explanation from my friends,
Super Swing Golf on the Wii actually became fun.

Adventures in Babysitting

The closest that I will be to babysitting is watching the children for someone while that person is in another room, so fill your mind with no ideas contrary to the previous statement. Also, TV Tropes is worth your time. If I was not lazy, tired, and if somepony at TV Tropes Org had not already done a better job, then I would have written a review of the new episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from today:

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E13 “Baby Cakes”Television Tropes & Idioms

Depicted below, a new song was featured, which Fluttershy has looped.

“The repeat better work or else there’s really no point to this. OINK OINK OINK.”

oink oink oink by *SpeccySY on deviantART

My opinion is that this is was one of the most fun episodes. An important nod to the fans just became canon, which is defined with Hollywood Genetics and Lampshade Hanging on Television Tropes & Idioms. If Earth ponies can birth a Pegasus and a Unicorn, because of previous lineage, then pegasus Ditsy Doo (Derpy Hooves) can officially be mother of these two unicorns:

Sparkler and Dinky by *Equestria-Prevails on deviantART

Previously, I have been unsuccessful in argument in a fandom, with Raksha that an episode of Beast Wars was based on an episode from Transformers: Generation 1, so we shall see how this goes.

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th, is not one of my irrational fears. Any time that the first day of a month appears on a Sunday on your calendar, the thirteenth day will be a Friday, and I welcome having payday earlier than the fifteenth day of the month.

Source: Crunchyroll

Portlandia: Battlestar Galactica This Friday
“‘What the frak is happening in Portlandia?  Find out this Friday 10/9c on IFC [Independent Film Channel].”

The Clockwise Time Lord by =saturnspace on deviantART
“The longest time take for ponie picture ever! I’m mad at doctor gahhh! I tried a lot of thing new in this one which takes huge amount time but I kinda …”

Before going to Wendy’sQuikTrip, and Verizon Wireless today, I will go to SureWest Communications.

Need to read again 023

Commodores – “Three Times A Lady” (Promo Clip)

1) Find out the song that was #1 the week you were born.
2) Find that song on YouTube.
3) Post that video on your wall without shame.

Source: Berry Punch (Friendship is Magic)

Study: Your Facebook Personality Is The Real You
“If you think you’re different on Facebook than you are in real life, you’ve got some explaining to do. A 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology called ‘Manifestations of Personality in Online Social Networks: Self-Reported Facebook-Related Behaviors and Observable…’”

Kitto I must disclaim that this post makes excessive use of info-graphics.

The Story Behind the Best NYT Correction Ever | JIMROMENESKO.COM

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - The Best New York Time Correction EVAR!see more My Little Brony

Many interesting posts can be found on the landing page at WordPress:

2011: The Self-Publishing Year In Review
“This has been a year of massive changes. Some of the older hands say that the business has always been this way.    However, I don’t think we are simply seeing another year of flux. Instead, we …”

Self Publishing by the Numbers
Infographic by: Web Site

The First Thing You Should Do In 2012
“When I was growing up my mother always told me I had ‘ants in my pants’. I was always excited or agitated about something, and couldn’t sit still for a second.    Not much has changed.    Even now …”

I enjoy creating this blog, and I recently read some comments.

On the value of blog comments
“Over at GigaOm, Matthew Ingram weighs in on whether blogs should allow comments or not, spurred by a debate between venture capitalist Fred Wilson and Tech Crunch blogger-turned-venture capitalist …”

Once George Takei has voiced opposition to the castings,
your production is doomed.

Ding Dong, Live-Action “Akira” is Dead |
“Warner Brothers is shutting down production on the live-action remake of the anime classic Akira. The studio has made several attempts to get this ill-conceived project off the ground and is currently reassessing the latest effort due to concerns over script, casting (Kristen Stewart, really?), and …”

Source: Berry Punch (Friendship is Magic) via

VIDEO: George Takei Brokers Star Wars/Star Trek Peace
“After Decades of fan debate, Captain Kirk’s William Shatner and Princess Leia’s Carrie Fisher have gotten off the sidelines to argue Star Trek versus Star Wars, and insult each other. This proved to be a call to action for George Takei, Star Trek’s Hikaru Sulu and voice of Star Wars: The Clone Wars’…”

My Little Pony – Satan’s Newest Recruitment Vehicle
The Landover Baptist Church Forummy little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Walt Disney Was a Wise Man
see more My Little Brony

How would I know? Ask your mother.
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Haiti’s Good News
“It would be easy to spend today reliving the tragedy of January 12, 2010, but if there is one thing I learned during my trips to Haiti over the past year, the best way to mark today’s milestone would be to celebrate the progress that has been made.”

ADM Demolition Begins to Make Way for New Businesses in NKC

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter
“‘If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.’”

Oh My Gosh 005

This week, Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show, and theInternational Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas, but New York was the place last weekend. On Facebook, part of the community of bronies role plays as members of the main six characters: ApplejackPinkie PieRainbow DashRarityTwilight Sparkle, and the sixth role, Fluttershy, is rotated periodically to a different page.

Cutie Mark Crusaders
“Just another My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic blog. This is not an Ask Blog. If you are looking for Cutie Mark Crusaders asks please check the master list[,] ponies[.]”

To quote Wikipedia, “Ashleigh Ball (born May 2, 1984) is a Canadian voice actress and the lead singer and flautist in the Vancouver-based jazz/pop band Hey Ocean!.” Applejack and Rainbow Dash are performed by Ball. As recently stated on this blog, Andrea Libman plays Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy. Nicole Oliver provides the voice of Princess Celestia.

FULL January Bronycon 2012 Voice Actress Panel
“Apple Cider, Chef Sandy and Final Draft interview Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman and Nicole Oliver at the January 2012 BroNYCon. The video’s probably bad quality……”

You can walk or deny 013

Some days you just have to agree with South Park, i.e., Kyle to Cartman – 9/11 All Over Again – in “Mystery of the Urinal Deuce”.

Taking the Protest to the Money
“What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.”

Yeah, that thing above is stupid, and I am actually so sick of the liberal bias in Talking Points Memo that I no longer like them.

Journalists’ campaign-trail secrets revealed
“What reporters don’t want you to know.”

Should conservatives begin to rally behind Mitt Romney?

Neutron stars might shed their skins before colliding
“Scientists model the stresses on a neutron star as it spirals to its death in a collision with another neutron star. They conclude that the star’s crust explodes just before the collision, which would explain some odd gamma ray data.”

Source: Pinkie’s Cauldron by ~JustDayside on deviantART

Smoke near Blue Springs came from a good type of
“Residents concerned by smoke on the eastern Jackson County horizon Tuesday had no reason to worry.”

Twitter / Laura Ingraham: “West: Not confident we have a united vision going forward. GOP needs to have a campfire meeting next week.”

I am not sure if we have quite found one with what
the New Kids on the Block would call, “The Right Stuff.”

Rush Limbaugh: Newt Gingrich ‘Sounds Like Elizabeth Warren’
“MANCHESTER, N.H. —  Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh went nuclear on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, laying into him for his attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s business career. ‘He sounds like Elizabeth Warren,’ said Limbaugh, who devoted […]”

Some days you just have to say, “What?”