Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Yeah, I Remember the First Time I Got Shot Out of a Cannon...
My dog likes music a lot, so I got him an iPawed.
OWW!!! Dang, that joke was so bad, it gave me a sharp stomach pain! Sheesh! Maybe I should go edit it out and spare you all--- OWWW! Man, I glanced up and saw the joke again, and the sharp pain returned. Shoot... how am I going to erase it if I can't--- OOOWWW!! Dang! Well, there's a fine to-do... a joke so lame that it produces a painful physical reaction, even when glanced at... I can't go back and edit it out again... well, I suppose this should be a lesson to me.
Reminds me of the Monty Python sketch about the joke that killed people... except in their sketch, the joke was so funny, people died laughing. Good thing today is Opposite Day!
O, what the heck, here's that sketch. I'm nothing if not addicted to blog filler... everything is a mythical, cosmic battle between faith and chance...
Woke up early today (well, early for me, anyway). Around 8 am. Of course, I was up till 3am reading the night before, as is my custom, so I've been borderline zombie all day today. But you'll be pleased to know that I had neither Starbucks nor an energy drink today! Are you proud of me? You are? Good... I need to make up for the lame opening joke...
I picked up 3 points for the unidentified quote in the July 13th post: Ixnay on the "wishing for more wishes" came from Aladin. Thought for sure Grace would snag that one. Speed Round on the July 14 post starts now, if you can find any straggler quotes. I won't tell you if you got them all or not! That's part of the fun!
I watched a skate video yesterday that I got from Netflix, called The Beginning, by the Birdhouse team. It was 45 minutes of mostly weak sauce. As much as I was into (read: obsessed by) skateboarding in my late teens/early twenties, I'm pretty bummed with skate videos, in general. Every time I watch a skate vid (which is less and less frequently), I could swear I'd seen it already... because basically I have. They all are the same after a while. The names change, but the tricks don't. There's very little innovation any more. Mild bummer, really... I stopped caring intensely about the sport a decade ago. It's in the same category as wrestling for me now... occasional passing interest, for nostalgia's sake.
Speaking of obscure wrestling humor, here's the Funny T-Shirt of the Day:
If anyone here can briefly explain why that T-shirt design is funny, I'll give you a bonus 30 points in the Movie Quote Contest... leave an answer in the comments. First one to give me the gist of it gets the points. You have a great chance here, but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you're not careful... You know the kinds of things that can fall into an industrial sausage press?
On a related note, there were a combined 97 comments left in the last 4 posts! Dang! I guess the quote contest was a good idea, eh!?
Todayve In History: July 16
- July 16, 1790: The District of Columbia is established as the nation's Capital. (Politics is just 'show business' for ugly people.)
- July 16, 1945: The Manhattan Project! The atomic age begins with the successful detonation of a nuke. Let the mixed feelings begin! (I'm not afraid of the man who wants 10 nuclear weapons, Colonel. I'm terrified of the man who only wants one.)
- July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 launches from Cape Canaveral, and into history, to bring the first men to the moon. (Our Germans are better than their Germans.)
- July 16, 1999: JFK Jr. dies in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. (Flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.)
Celebrating brithdays on July 16 are: Ginger Rogers (1911), Will Ferrell (1967), Barry Sanders (1968), Chris Pontius (1974) and Bobby Lashley (1976). I included Pontius for Dave-O's sake. And Lashley is another former professional wrestler who is trying to make the switch to MMA, like Brock Lesner did. To my mind, the biggest difference between the two is that Brock's size is natural, whereas Lashley is, shall we say, assisted. Also, their talent levels are light years apart. I know you can fight... but it's our wits that make us men. We'll see if Lashley actually makes the jump to MMA, and if so, if he can hang.
I don't really have much more for you today. I'm pretty tired; I think I'll head for bed. Until tomorrow, remember, "more human than human" is our motto.