Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm a Free Man, and I'm Going Out the Front Door!


 
"Pack a lunch" or "lack a punch," which one?

Greetings from the left coast! Where the weather is nice, even when it is bad! It was windy today - I love it. Usually the only wind around here is in my office, eminating from yours truly. Hey, blame wifey - she doesn't monitor my diet... I mean, who would stand by and let me eat all the nonsense that I eat? If she loved me, she'd duct tape my mouth closed, only RRRRIPPPING it off when it was time for a meal... hey, I never liked facial hair anyway...

I'm sad. Wanna know why? Ok, here it is: Facebook Scrabble won't load for me... I either get a blank screen full of nothing, or "load errors"... my Scrabble buddies are going to think I'm ignoring them! And you know what an "end of the world" scenario that would be. Hell hath no fury like a Scrabble Buddy scorned...

And now, a display case with all the ingredients in Red Bull Cola...




See? I just knew you were all wondering if such an item existed! And, here it is! That's why I keep winning all of the blogging awards - it's this sort of stellar blog fodder that has earned me the respect, admiration and - dare I say it - the love of the masses! Think of it! Where else on the web will you see such a thing? Well, other than the site I ripped it from, I mean...

Fine, nobody loves or respects me, I admit it... and the only awards I've won are the Zombie Chicken Award and the Smells Vaguely of Corn Nuts Award. Nothing to brag about, I assure you... but if they shut me up, who will take my place?

Speaking of corn nuts, go to THIS ARTICLE to see a 14 photo slideshow of Tim Burton-inspired fashion... like these two shots!




A girl has to have a bit of glamour... I think my sweet mommy would especially enjoy those pics... now that she finally has a pair of glasses that work. Sheesh, a two-week-long headache. That'll push anyone to the edge...

OK, here's this week's Challenge That Will Impress the Heck out of Dave: Go to this Open Culture page, containing free foreign language lessons, pick a random language, and learn to speak something in it. They're mostly for learning necessary phrases for when you are going to travel to a country... but think of it as a cool party trick! "Check me out! I can ask you where the subway station is in Hindi!" If someone actually does this, I can't say what you'll win (since I just thought the challenge up off the tippy-top of my pointed head), but at the very least, it will impress the heck out of me! So you've got that to look forward to...

Speaking of parties, what are your Halloween plans? Leave your answers in a comment!

You know what I hate? Blogs where the author asks a generic question and then tells readers to leave their answer in the comments... I hate that.

Speaking of hating that... here's a video of some dude getting airborn in his dad's Oldsmobile...

He'll regret it to his dying day, if he ever lives that long...

Speaking of Oldsmobiles...

Oh, nevermind. You guys just aren't ready for references to Oldsmobiles. You'd think that after almost 10 solid months of blogging here that you'd all be emotionally and constitutionally prepared to handle an Oldsmobile reference, but no, you are not. So I shall resort to whining about the Matrix sequels again...

Man, Matrix Revolutions sucked.

There.

Todayve In History: October 29
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- October 29, 1787: Mozart's opera Don Giovanni first performance, in Prague.

- October 29, 1863: The International Red Cross is born! (Next, you will be telling me that the Crown no longer governs this nation.)

- October 29, 1886: NYC's first ever "ticker tape parade", as office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets to celebrate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. (If you saw those kids on the street, you'd do the same...)

- October 29, 1960: Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight. (Yeah, well, David beat Goliath in the book I read...)

- October 29, 1966: The National Organization for Women is founded. (Factory's no place for a woman, Angela...)

OK, one Funny T-shirt, and I'm out...



Ah, you gotta love the Ahmish... strange creatures we are, even to ourselves. Until tomorrow, remember, I've never seen a man drink two pints at the same time...

21 comments:

Bob said...

Sppedround quotes:

Sometimes life is hard for no reason at all = Remember the Titans

Bob said...

"When once there was sound, now there was silence" = We are Marshall

Bob said...

Today's quotes:

title is from In the Name of the Father

Bob said...

"if they shut me up, who will take my place" = Michael Collins

Bob said...

"A girl has to have a bit of glamour" = The Crying Game

Bob said...

And once again i have no idea what the theme is when it's my turn :/

Bob said...

Perhaps that the main characters are all Irish? :S

David Wagner said...

Yowza, let's see...

10 speed round points, 15 daily quote points, and 10 theme points. 35 points! The man is a machine!

Krista said...

GEEZZ! Now I gotta put my game face on! :0

"He'll regret it to his dying day, if he ever lives that long..."-- The Quiet Man

"Next, you will be telling me that the Crown no longer governs this nation"-- Mrs Brown

"Factory's no place for a woman, Angela"-- Angela's Ashes

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I love Red Bull :)

I really like that red dress! I think I'll get me one of those dresses for Halloween... :0

Hey, I have an Oldsmobile! I should try that sometime, hehe ;)

Melissa (My World) said...

Okay, can I ask? Well, I guess I am going to any way... Why do the do dresses like that? Does anyone wear one on a normal business day or even to a formal party? Who has formal parties anymore? I think at times those designs are way out there.

Oh well, just a question or thought.

Great post once again!

logankstewart said...

Tim Burton is so awesome. So is that hilarious picture of the Amish shirt, too. That openculture site is a swell find, old chap, a swell find indeed.

havah said...

Ahh..now that is a beautiful lion photograph. I get so tired of the usual stereotypical ones. Gorgeous.

Pack a lunch. Definitely.

My Scrabble page is blank too. I've reloaded a gazillion times now. I'm nothing if not tenacious.

Wow. Now if only you knew what those ingredients are! :p

Well, for some odd reason, it won't load the 14th image of those dresses. Oh well. The red dress is lovely, but I'm probably too old to show so much skin. :D

Cool language link! Pity, they don't have Afrikaans...I could cheat and say I learnt my sentence there. :D

I have no Halloween plans. It's just another day for me. I wonder if there'll be a writing-start-up thingie for NaNoWriMo though.

Hmm...think it's time for brunch now.

Abbie said...

umm... sorry to burst Bob's bubble but his two speed round quotes were already taken yesterday, one by Krista and the other by Chrystal. sorry...

moving on though - i plan to be at your house dave!! a little late though, cause I'll be coming from speech class. unless we get out early, in which case I will be so stoked :)

I think i'll get me some quotes :)
Yeah, well, David beat Goliath in the book I read- Evelyn
If you saw those kids on the street, you'd do the same- Veronica Guerin

I am going to check out that language site dave :) thanks!

Krista said...

Abbie, you can burst Bob's bubble any time :) LOL! any way I can get in the lead I'm game :)

Bob said...

OMG... and i was pretty sure i checked yesterday's comments with ctrl+F... ah, well :)

David Wagner said...

minus 10 points for Bob! (good catch, Abbs... I'm just so trusting!)

15 points for Krista! good work...

One red dress for Melissa! good work as well...

One packed lunch for Havah! (hope you don't mind haggis...)

10 points for Abbie! what costume will you wear???

havah said...

Haggis? I thought you were on an Irish kick, not a Scottish one. o_O

David Wagner said...

OK, haggis and fried leprechaun...

Abbie said...

I think.... Carmen San Diego. muahahahahaha, one of the best villianesses out there :) I have to do something easy because of school :P hopefully it is not hot on sat, 'cause that coat is heavy! lol... what did you decide dave? I keep saying that you are going to be the doppler effect. LOL!!! I love that you said that, hahahaha, it cracks me up every time!!!

Abbie said...

wow, still one point away!! that is intense!! dave, you gotta change it up or something!! make them quote to you or something! oohh, i'm excited for the finish :D
Good race Bob and Krista!

havah said...

How Celtic of you, Dave! :D