Daily GUIDE-ance:

Thursday, July 30, 2009

By the way, I threw a 2X4 through a large wasp's nest this morning, and the action was great. But the little fetchers are still hanging around, like they think they can still win and rebuild or something. Anyone have any ideas how to break thier morale?

Renae stole this from me!!

What a Git! You think she would at least give me credit for having made it up out of my own head! What a splattergoit! Well I am never ever going to visit her stupid stealing webpage at http://renylousworld.blogspot.com/ ever again, and I advise you to aviod it like the plague also. What a complete chimpanzee! I hate her! What a gibwallow! What a snight! What a flopwopper! An appledropper! An unmerited latrine breath! http://renylousworld.blogspot.com/ sucks!!!!

How I Hate Her!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy 40th to Neil, Buzz and Mike!

Heroes of probably the coolest adventure ever...

So, a few words from the Other Neil, as sort of a tribute... It seemed appropriate to the spirit of the Apollo astronauts:

Words by neil peart, music by geddy lee and alex lifeson

Hold your fire --
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame'til the dream ignites --
A spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission

Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire
In the grip of
A nameless possession --
A slave to the drive of obsession --
A spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission...

It's cold comfort
To the ones without it
To know how they struggled --
How they suffered about it

If their lives were
Exotic and strange
They would likely have
Gladly exchanged them
For something a little more plain
Maybe something a little more sane

We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission...

(aside: Geddy Lee- that geeky Jewish kid, one of the most influential Bass players... how cool is that?)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My new favorite word

is Horker.

My new favorite phrase is:

"We do not tolerate scum."

I intend to get it framed and hung on our mantlepeice.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pet Dispenser

You know those stupid coin-operated machines at Pizza Hut, where you throw in a buck or so and activate a claw postioned over a bunch of cheap stuffed toys? You joystick the claw around and once every year or so someone snags a Buzz Lightyear, right?

Check out this concept: If you have the capital to invest, feel free, you might get rich.

Get one of those machines, but put it in the pet store in the mall. Fill it up with gerbils, hamsters, kittens, puppies, etc.

So maybe you think this is too inhumane? You could do it as an aquarium, with a net instead of a claw. Call it Net-A-Fish!

Not inhumane enough? Ok, why not stuff all the puppys, parrots, mice etc in a gum ball machine? You throw in $2.00 in quarters, crank the knob, and the floor drops out on your next pet, he falls 8 inches or so to where you can stick your hand in and grab him. You could do this with the fish too if you want, just for laughs, I guess.

I went to the store
to get more
to start the war

oooh! What about a machine that for a quarter makes a moderately loud bang? But For 2 quarters it makes an extra loud one? And for 3 it gets even louder? and for 100 it's very loud indeed. I'm sure someone would have to dump in thier life savings just to see what would happen. Or if it was a blast of fire instead, or something.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Why DNA rules and MJ drools

Brad Carter said...
Hey John, I'm wondering if you cared or felt sad when Douglas Adams died. And if so, can you relate that to why people care so much about Michael Jackson dying?I'm still with you on not caring about MJ. I don't see why he's the "king of pop" either. He had a few awesome songs in the 80's, but so did a lot of other people. Many other artists have had a LOT more hits than him and, in my opinion, made much better music than he did. What makes him so special, other than the nightly news demanding (24/7 it seems) that we be sad about him dying.
July 3, 2009 3:13 PM

Eyepoke said...
Hmm. No, I wasn't all that ripped up when DNA died. Suprized. I dunno... I guess, yeah I liked his work alot, but I never met him or knew him... So yeah, sad on a certain level, but definately not to the point of holding a candlelight vigil or anything.

And here, really, is the BIG difference between DNA's passing and jackson's. DNA had actual fans, who had some sort of connection with him through his work. I don't know anyone who cares one way or another about MJ. He was just another annoying celebrity nobody. I've never even heard of anyone who cares about MJ. So why all the idiot hype from the media, as if anyone did care?

When was the last time he put out any music? When was the last time he was anything but kind of a sad laughing stock? (And a certifiable mental case. Probably the only thing that stood between him and the psychiatic treatment he needed was the fact that he was mindbogglingly rich.) So why, all the sudden, all the hype and non-stop coverage?

DNA on the other hand got very little coverage from the media, which is fine, because all the hype MJ gets is really, I think, disrepectful to the dead and the family. Let them make their peace in peace.
July 4, 2009 7:17 AM

Eyepoke said...
That was a good question. I guess I'll have to write that up into an actual post.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New books, Terminator

I just flat out bought them from a used book store:


This is the last of the Fred Saberhagen Dracula books. Not the last in the series, but the last one I will get to read for the first time. In other words I have read the other 9, there are only 10 of them and he can't write any more because he is now dead. So finding Dominion is Significant.

I also picked up another Saberhagen Berserker book. Speaking of which, I saw the new Terminator a while back (I liked it!) but pretty much every Sci-Fi concept in it was already invented and used by Saberhagen decades ago.

Terminator robots: Saberhagen is credited with having invented the killer robot with his Berserkers.

A secret code that overrides the Termintors/Berserkers? Yep Saberhagen wrote that. The code turning out to be a decoy? Yeah.

The evil machine's quest to develop a convincing humaniod robot to inflitrate human society? A major theme in the Berserker books.

A semi-messianic human hero who is so key in the battle against the machines that the machines prioritize his death above just about any othe goal? Yeah. And tell me if the names aren't suspiciously similiar:

The Terminator hero/leader: John Conner

The Berserker version: Johan Karlsen

Let me reiterate that Saberhagen's work predates the Terminator movies by ... well, the one I just bought was published in 1979. Anyhow. Make what you want of it. Deliberate idea stealing or just kinda obvious stock plots for death robot stories? You decide.

Also picked up a new Heinlein. More on Heinlein later mebbe. And I also found a genuine HP Lovecraft. So now I can find out for myself how dumb he is, T-dog.