Friday, October 23, 2009

With Respect, Sir, Perhaps This is a Man You Don't Fully Understand



"Power tools" or "tower pools," you decide...

Greetings, sports fans, Dave here with another whirlwind of cool bits. My selection tonight goes out to someone wonderful... of course, I much prefer to mix my random nonsense with personal musings, etc., but really, after searching myself for something to talk about that is both pertinent and personal, I once again come up with the empty set. All is well, what can I say? Youngest turns 4 on 10/25, her costume party is 10/31. Middle Daughter dropped her iTouch into the crapper about an hour ago... sucks for her, until Christmas... and a few more posts for me, and I hit 300 for the year thus far... this guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient...

That, my friends, is it! Life will go on, we will prevail!

And now, the most random thing I can possibly think to post, a pic of Salvadore Dali leaving the subway, walking his pet giant anteater in 1969...



From what I understand, that is a legit picture. Deal with it! Point me towards danger, Azeem, I'm ready! (Disclaimer: Neither Dave Wagner nor My Little Corner of the World in any way endorses, promotes or advocates the lifestyle of Salvadore Dali, who was a twisted freak if there ever was one. For more information, consult a physician).

I have a rather sizeable headache tonight. I actually briefly contemplated posting a quick, one-sentence post tonight, saying "Sorry, I'm unable to post tonight. Hopefully... you will survive..." but then I saw this clip, and I laughed so hard, it made me feel better... I am to be described as "robust" and "healthy"...



In fact, I watched it several times, with and without various family members dragged in to join me... something about a pie fight that gets me every time. See, I'm a man of simple tastes, I like dynamite, and gunpowder... In fact, I found an article HERE that has collected the best pie fight scenes from cinema history, and I watched them all... great stuff. If I ever make another movie, I'm going to find a way to have a pie fight scene... I'd write a pie fight scene for my NaNoWriMo novel, but it's really a visual thing... I may try it anyway and see how it ends up... had some more awesome ideas for the series today... almost Nov 1...

Here's a pie fight from Laurel and Hardy; it's in the second half of the clip... hey, the first half is funny too!



You gotta love the classic comedies. Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in Monte Carlo and came in third; there's a story.


Windows 7 launched today... the way I heard about it? In an article about how brilliant Apple was to make their "new product" announcements 2 days before the launch of Win7, so that everyone will be talking about Apple today rather than Microsoft, lol. I guess it's true... in my web trolling, I hit lots of Apple stuff, and (as I said) only one tangential mention of the Windows launch (which is actually quite a big deal). Not sure if I'll upgrade or not. All 4 of my computers are running different versions of their software - I have no real desire to upgrade to either Win7 or Snow Leopard. I guess I'm an old fuddy-duddy.

In a related story, this week (and this week only) at Burger Kings in Japan, you can buy the Whopper 7...



I kid you not, it is legit. Here's an article on it... I guess they do shtuff like that over there. The first 30 people to want it can get it for the US equivalent of $8.50, and after that, buying one will set you back almost $16, and (likely) a visit to the emergency room. Though perhaps it will feed a family, who knows? Or it could be an hors d'oeuvre for Joey Chestnut... get that sausage off my lawn!

The only item in Todayve in History that I feel like mentioning fits with the Apple theme - on October 23, 2001, Apple released the first iPod. I got mine in '04, I believe. I guess that makes it a 3rd generation. My sister got it for me for Xmas, and it's worked like a dream since. I love the newer ones, but I can't quite convince myself to get a new one while my old one is still chugging along. Maybe I should drop it into the toilet... wait, where's my happy ending?

My friend Carey got his blog Big Dog's House up an running today. He came over, I showed him the ropes, and made a custom header for him. He's a good egg. His goal at the end of twenty weeks is to be half the man he used to be... I think he'll do it... I respect the mind's power over the body. It's why I do what I do.

Among those celebrating birthdays on October 23 are: Chi-Chi Rodriguez (1935), Pele (1940), Ang Lee (1954), Sam Riami (1959), Weird Al Yankovic (1959), and Doug Flutie (1962).

In honor of Weird Al's 50th birthday, here's his video for White & Nerdy...


White and Nerdy

Weird Al Yankovic | MySpace Video


You gotta love it. Well, my headache is ramping up again, so I think I'll track down some quotes and call it a day. I'm gonna go get some Post-It notes, do you want one? Until tomorrow, remember, sometimes you don't know you've crossed a line until you're already on the other side. Of course, by then it's too late...

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PS: OK, I finally was able to salvage/recreate this "lost post". I think I got most of the same quotes in the same place, too, oddly enough. I'll still have another post for today, so you'll get double Dave today, woot!

12 comments:

logankstewart said...

Man, I'd love to throw a kink in the gruesome match between Bob and Krista. A real kink would be to actually list all the quotes, then list the wrong movies with them, and a wrong theme. Yuck. I think I'll abstain.

I'll admit, when you didn't have an update in my Google Reader this morning I had no idea what to think. I'm so used to my reading list...

Yay for Weird Al. I've been a lifelong Al fan, and he's great in concert.

And while Dali may've had a strange life, his artwork is some of my absolute favorite, especially "The Burning Giraffe."

Gotta love the 3 Stooges...

Bob said...

the title is from The Dark Knight!

Bob said...

"this guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient" is from Se7en

Bob said...

"Life will go on, we will prevail" is from Deep Impact!

Thank you and good night!

(enter Krista)...

David Wagner said...

15 points for Bob, BOOOM, like that!

Krista said...

Man, and it looks as though Bob beat me here again! It's that darn SIX hour time difference, I'm tellin ya... LOL!;)

"get that sausage off my lawn!"-- Gone Baby Gone

"wait, where's my happy ending?"
--The Big Bounce

"sometimes you don't know you've crossed a line until you're already on the other side"--Feast of Love

And the theme is... Morgan Freeman movies??

"Now what, BOBO?!?! If I got the theme right I'll be 9 points in the lead!" says Krista as she does a few cartwheels, a couple back flips, then to top it all off, she breaks it down with a little jig. ;)

Logan, next month you've gotta join in on the quotes from the beginning... you know you wanna show us how it's done! LOL! :)

Krista said...

Dave, you really do find the best opening photos. Great stuff, Sir.

Picture funny, man weird...

Loved the "pie eats face" videos...LOL!

Man, that's a big bugger! Nuff said!

That music video was funny, too. :)

Sorry about the headache. I hate 'em.

Like Logan it was weird getting to work without a Dave post. Dave with work seems to fit perfectly...LOL!

All the Best, Dave, see ya in the morning!

Abbie said...

nice dave, two posts in one day! sweetness.... :)

Krista said...

Haha, I wrote bugger instead of Burger... LOL!

David Wagner said...

And Krista takes the lead! 15 points for the quotes, 10 points for the theme... Morgan Freeman was correct.

Now that you're leading, you can't get the theme points next... this should be an interesting week...

Krista said...

That's what I'm talkin about! WOOT! WOOT! You better bring your A game, BOBO!

Joseph said...

Dave = the man.