that‘s my starting issue 005

I have just confused Old Chicago in Olathe with Uno Chicago Grill, where I could have used a coupon, if they were not two or three states away. This My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic version of a song caused me to wonder what lobster roll was, and now I just wish I didnt know.

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

Somehow the P‘Zone offer was burked. All right, I just missed it. Well, that‘s my starting issue, but something could be better than Cowboy Bebop, but I have no idea what that could be.

Possibly the Weirdest Car Website Ever Features Girls Getting Stuck
“For most of us guys, all it takes is a moderately attractive female showing some skin to get our attention. But some guys need more. Like these videos where hot chicks take cars like the Camaro and Corvette, get them stuck, and then stomp the gas pedal… for the next 23 minutes.”

I denied everything, especially that I was Alan. The spelling of his name changed when we moved to this world line. The caller concluded that he had the wrong number.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic | Know Your Meme
“4chan’s troll-tastic obsession with rainbows and unicorns reaches a new mark with My Little Pony, an animated TV series inspired by the colorful pony dolls.”

To how many conclusions have I jumped recently?

Ford reports F-150 sales are being overrun by V6 engines
“We can’t say we’re surprised. After our first sampling of the latest Ford F-150, which received four brand-new engines for the 2011 model year…”

2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 Technical Specifications
“The source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information about the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 from the truck and SUV experts at Truck Trend.”

Ford Confirms New 300+ HP Focus RS
“Ford has been mum on the future of the Focus RS, but word from Australia is that the next-gen RS is a go, and it could be packing a serious punch.”

Have I even jumped recently?

Celebratory note 014

John Robison and Keith Curtis are performing as Dictionary Soup this weekend in New York, and no shows are at the Roving Imp Theater this weekend, so last night I saw a great set from Improv-Abilities, Tantrum, and a middle set with players from both troupes.

TantrumKansas City Improv Comedy
“Kansas City Improv Comedy Group – Tantrum – performs regularly in Westport.  The group has seven of Kansas City’s most experienced improvisers.”

The show was great, as great as the notes Dennis DuPont made about the performances, and I got to catch up with some friends that I had not seen in a long while.

YBH – your brain hurts 008

After I shared the following link, John said, “Chris! I’m so proud of you! You’re reaching out!”

Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’
“WASHINGTON, DC—Mere days from his inauguration, president-elect Bush vowed to undo the damage not done by the Clinton Administration.”

To be fair, that was from The Onion.

New GOP Strategy Involves Reelecting Obama, Making His Life Even More Miserable
“WASHINGTON—Calling a GOP victory in the 2012 presidential election antithetical to the party platform, top Republicans revealed a new long-term political strategy Tuesday: reelecting Barack Obama and making his life even more of a living hell than …”

Twitter / rstevens: “The one relationship I’m in and unsatisfied with right now is my current pound of coffee. It’ll be over soon.” … YBH – your brain hurts.

Video: Airbags Deploy on Drifting Camaro
“Cars these days are loaded with safety devices, from anti-lock brakes to stability control to a plethora of airbag options designed to go off in case of an accident. Or, as happened to this new Camaro, when the driver pushes the car a little bit too hard…”

“I wish someone gave me a trophy and a 2011 Camaro convertible just for doing my job,” Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force reflected, “I’m done! Enjoy the trophy Packers, because THE G-MEN WILL TAKE IT FROM YOU when football resumes.”

What to expect from Tebow in the preseason?
“Fran Charles, Jamie Dukes and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress assess whether or not Tim Tebow will be effective with the Broncos.”

I have no idea who any of those people are, so my friend Michael Czerniewski agreed to enlighten me:

“First off, one of these guys, Brad ‘Mr. Tony’s doppelganger’ Childress, was the most recent coach for Minnesota. Secondly, I’m not shocked that they’d be talking about Tebow’s style of play like this. They’ve talked about how Tebow needs to adjust his style of play, especially transitioning from a primarily shotgun QB to the more traditional under-center QB, for the pros since he was still at Florida – which, to the kid’s credit, he’s been working on. He’s also had the timing of his passes heavily questioned, and that’s something else he’s been working on. Tebow has a full year of pro football under his belt now, so it will be interesting to see how he’s progressing as a pro QB.”

I have updated my entertainingly shallow and pedantic blog.

You can walk or deny 007

Twitter / Jill Bernard: “Really, Wisconsin? Really?” … None may walk or deny; Remember November?

Wisconsin GOP holds off Democrats in recall elections
“Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday, beating back four Democratic challengers in a recall election despite an intense political backlash against GOP support for Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to curb public employees’ union rights.”

Twitter / Martin G.: “S&P has downgraded twitter to 120 characters, Google+ has become Google-, Facebook has become Facebooklet.”

Missouri mom sends message to Congress by airplaneNBC Action News
“A Missouri mom upset with Congress and about the S&P downgrade sent a message in an unusual way.”

Yes, and we have a new nick-name for president One Big Ass Mistake America, “President Downgrade.”

Obama Downgraded, Tea Party Vindicated
“Barack Obama provided a gesture in the form of the nearly $1 trillion Keynesian stimulus package, which, though five times as big as Bush-Pelosi, still created exactly 0.00 jobs.”

The experiment has been a failure and an unmitigated disaster.

Obama and the quicksand summer
“It’s not as bad as it looks for President Obama. It’s not as bad as it looks for President Obama.”

The One-Termer We’ve Been Waiting For
“Unemployment and health costs are going up and Obama’s going down.”

American Tipping Point
“The view from Hobbitville as House passes debt ceiling and Tea Party principles are the new Hush Puppies.”

“You know [liberals]… a bunch of bitchy little girls.”

Liberal Rage Won’t Stop the Tea Party’s Rise | John Samples | Cato Institute: Commentary
“The tea-party contingent in Congress drove the Republican leadership to bargain harder than it otherwise would have on last week’s debt-ceiling deal. Liberals have rightly concluded that the tea party is changing political outcomes. Their response has been to equate tea-party members with terrorists.”

Actually, that would be you, Al Gore.

Al Gore Turns Up The Heat: Climate Skeptics Are Peddling ‘Bullshit’
“Al Gore is using this hot summer to turn up the heat on climate skeptics. The former vice president angrily denounced ‘bulls–t’ from climate skeptics whom he accused of emulating the disinformation tactics once used by the tobacco industry.”

None may walk or deny, 007.

Postscript to Experiment 013

My efforts to craft a happy birthday number 2^5+2^0 were successful. The Saturday before my birthday at the Roving Imp, John, David and I viewed Clarkson: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, where Clarkson pontificates as to whether America had made any properly fast, properly built, and properly handling car in 2006. The Sunday before my birthday, my family and I had Church’s Chicken, angel food cake and strawberries. Perhaps I am becoming less of a twit, I finally bought some new pillows, and protectors and covers for them last night at Walmart.

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

I am almost able to now recognize from which episode each of those scenes is. Admittedly, pony music videos are twenty per cent cooler than their anime counterparts, and I should probably relate to something better.

‘Six Behaviors That Increase Self-Esteem’ by Denis Waitley
“Following are six behaviors that increase self-esteem, enhance your self-confidence, and spur your motivation. You may recognize some of them as things you naturally do in your interactions with other people. But if you don’t, I suggest you motivate yourself to take some of these important steps …”

Single stream recycling arrives at JCCC

     “This summer, JCCC added more recycling containers around campus, and shifted to ‘single stream’ recycling for most indoor containers. That means that if the material can be recycled – whether it’s plastic, paper or cans — it can go in the container. No sorting required.

The single stream recycling containers can be found inside buildings across campus, and are easily identified by the Saturn-like opening in the top. A circle accommodates cans and bottles; the straight line that extends through the circle allows paper to slip through.

What goes in the container? All types of paper, aluminum and metal cans and nos. 1 through 7 plastic. Cardboard can be recycled, too, but should be flattened and placed next to the bin instead of inside it.

‘It’s proven that more people will recycle if it’s easy for them,’ said Michael Rea, JCCC’s recycling coordinator. Eliminating the need to sort materials should increase the volume of material that’s recycled instead of sent to the landfill.

The domed containers for cans and bottles that once dotted indoor hallways have moved outside next to trash cans.

In addition to the single-stream recycling opportunities, JCCC students, visitors and employees can recycle a variety of materials at the school. Read more about recycling at JCCC here.”

From the Back to the Future Trilogy, Doc says: “Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!


Personally, I have always felt some isolation, because my birthday was always one or two weeks before the beginning of the year in elementary school. I never had the foresight of Jessica Lee Moss: to celebrate my half-birthday with the class. My birthday is always on the same day of the week as the Fourth of July and Halloween. With the exception of leap years, my birthday also is the same day of the week as Valentine’s Day, a date which I regard with some disdain.

Five Reasons You Think You Don’t Like Karaoke.
“My friends and I do karaoke fairly regularly, usually at least once a week. I find hanging out in bars incredibly boring, but karaoke gives you something to do, something to talk about, and a …”

Twitter / Jill Bernard: “My modern weird pet peeve: I dislike when people create a Twitter account for a known fictional/historical figure and post antithetically.” … Pinkie Pie, Pinkamena Diane Pie, and Pinkie Pie all exist for that purpose on Facebook.

More images of the Endora SC-1 – based on the Chevy Corvette
“German tuner Endora-Cars has released these latest renderings of their upcoming SC-1, based on the Chevrolet Corvette. Thankfully, the rear wheel-well covers of the previous SC-1 renderings are gone.”

Please, be specific with your gratitude.

How to Enter a Room – Entrepreneur Video Network –
“Our Esquire Guy columnist explains how to make a good impression before a meeting even starts.”

Rule 34 is implied when Rarity says, “Gently, please.

Why Split-Testing is Like Sex in High School | Copyblogger
“We idolize the exploits of the people we look up to, and try to skirt the mention of our own experiences (and shortcomings).”

Pat Goss once said something about the following on MotorWeek.

Convertible Top Care And Maintenance (Video)
“Back when all cars had canvas tops, keeping them clean and in good repair was just another part of motoring, like greasing axles and gapping ignition points. These days, however, convertible tops, like convertibles, are the exception rather than the rule, and keeping them in good repair is fast …”

Curse you, convenient censoring cell phone! – J-List Tumblr