Friday, January 09, 2009

Well I've got a gal, she's as cute as she can be. She's a distant cousin but she's not too distant with me.

Oh noes! I missed noting Elvis's birthday yesterday. Happy birthday big guy. Here's a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich for you.

Also noteworthy is that today marks only eleven more days of having to endure the monkey juggling the hand grenade. Yay!

I see the Florida Tebows won the BcS "championship" last night. Thanks AP voters for supporting that bullshit. I am rooting big time that the Utah AG's potential lawsuit breaks up that joke of a system once and for all. Playoffs!

Lockwood has a link up to a great nerd test. I scored nerd god. Bow down before me my fellow geeks.

I'm with randal graves. I thought it was kind of cool that bands began releasing music on vinyl again but my daughter got me an old style album for Christmas and I'm still still scratching my head as to how I'm going to get it to play. I have a turntable somewhere but will it even work with my super modern stero equipment.

Swinebread wrote a nice little post about the classic film "The Warriors."

Ubermilf picked on rich people who don't know how to put cream cheese on a bagel. Like it's so damned simple to spread that stuff.

Don snabulus wins the "Simultaneous Hope and Bile" award for his post that contained this: "With that said, I think the passing of Dubya, like a painful kidney stone, is worth celebrating, so the inauguration will be time for joy at Rancho Snabulus."

Dguzman uses that mathy thingy to prove Bush was a failure. I don't need math to tell me that. Any man that chokes on a pretzel is not a man to be trusted with nuclear secrets.

Distributorcap NY is still taking nominations for Douchebags of the Year. Harry Reid rightly leads the pack.

Monkey von Monkerstein has his own plan to revive the economy. His best idea: "Keep all the proposed stimulus money out of the hands of banks, financial professionals, and anyone connected with any Wall Street institution."

Enigma asks a question I've been wondering myself: "Dear Mr. Bush, did you give your blessing for the violence in Gaza that's killing women, children and refugees?" Israel doesn't make a move without consulting the United States. Besides being an enormously immoral act, this comes across as the Bush administration's version of removing the letter"w" from keyboards on the way out the door. Only in their version people die.

Pissed Off Patricia has spent most of the week sipping martinis. I'm so jealous.

Thoughtcriminal makes the clever observation that, if you predict something has a roughly 40% chance of happening, you will never have it held against you if it never happens.

I wrote similar responses to this post by Liberality apologizing to the people of Gaza and this post by franiam asking about the definition of "peace." Here's why I sigh and shake my head when I watch the violence like that which has recently erupted in Gaza--

I believe that there are two types of people in the world.

In the first category falls the majority of the world's population. Whether they live in Senegal or Syracuse these people can be defined as having no other goal than wanting to live their lives safe and unmolested.

These people (and I count myself in this category) simply want to spend their days going to work, whether it's a factory or a farm, come home to watch a football (or soccer) game, make love to their husband or wife (or SO) and go to sleep with a satisfied smile on their face.

They have no larger goals in life other than celebrate the addition of children to their families, share the joy as those children beat life's challenges and dance at the weddings or graduations of those same children.

The other type of people are unfortunately a little more driven (type A?) which often puts them leadership positions within whatever society they inhabit. They tend want to believe something so strongly that they're willing to start wars over that belief. Sadly, these wars are ultimately fought by the rest of us who just want to live our lives in peace.

If we could just get this second group of people out of power the world would be a much better place.


(In case anyone is wondering- Elvis falls into that second category but he was the rare form of benevolent dictator.)

10 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

I like PB & banana sandwiches, but I will forego the "fried" part.

Utah was the national champion. Deal with it.

Check for a phono jack. Regular RCA type stereo plugs will work, but most turntables need a preamp so it will be very quiet if you don't have a phono jack on your amp.

That's a fine list of links mister...even mine! :D

Randal Graves said...

Um, it's nukyular. Thanks.

Bands, slap the vinyl-only on iTunes and I'll cease my jihad. Allah Jesus Yahweh Cthulhu!

I took that test and got Uber Cool Nerd God. I smoked on the history part, and I do own some comics and once took a FORTRAN class years ago, but I think it's broken.

How cool is the Utah coach to give the bird to the coaches poll by voting for his own team? There are eleven conferences. Thus, eleven champs plus five at-large, 16 teams just like 1-AA. Piece o' cake.

(man, there's a lot to wade through here, sorry for the giant comment!) I think you're right about the A/B. The only thing I want to lead is the standings in my fantasy league.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for the link but you can call me Dr. Monkey or Dr. MVM in the future, no need to use the whole blog alias all the time.

enigma4ever said...

wow...great post..thanks for the shout out...so here's the thing...I don't KNOW Which group I am in...cuz I would love to just hide, drink martinis and eat fried twinkies and NOT have to worry about the monkey with the grenade....but the truth is I have spent 8 long years storming the Castle where the Monkey lives and plans his next turd throwing event...so as "peaceful" as I am....I know there is a really pissed off part of me...so does that make me TYPE A ? ...

sigh..
I remain confused...

Liberality said...

and I'd like to send a great big "FVCK YOU" out to all those creeps who want to run everyone's show. leadership my ass, more like lazy fvckers who send us out to die while they wine and dine on the finest the world has to offer. they all need to be tarred and feathered at the very least.

Aaron said...

Elvismas should be a national holiday.

More importantly, your comment about the simple and peaceful desires of most people is so true it bears repeating often. Unfortunatly, you would never get that impression watching our national media.

ThoughtCriminal said...

Nice round up. And thanks to your mention, Criswell predicts a 40% chance of more blog traffic.

FranIAm said...

Thanks Dean and what good links you have given us.

*Deep sigh*

That's all I got for today.

Dean Wormer said...

Don-

Thanks for the link. There's no phono jack on my tuner as you mention.

I've never tried peanut butter and banana sandwiches fried, but I really ought to do so in a nod to the King.

Randal-

I bow to you. You truly are the nerdliest got of all nerds.

It is cool of the Utah coach but i wish more AP voters had done the same. With Tebow returning it's pretty clear the Gators are going to have a bunch of people putting their finger on the scale for them next year. It sucks.

Monkey-

But the "von" makes it sound like you rule a baroney and I'm just a commoner. I simply can't be informal under those circumstances.

Enigma-

...but the truth is I have spent 8 long years storming the Castle where the Monkey lives and plans his next turd throwing event...so as "peaceful" as I am....I know there is a really pissed off part of me...so does that make me TYPE A ? ...

It makes you sane IMHO.

Liberality-

...they all need to be tarred and feathered at the very least.

First we kill 'em, then we hang 'em. Weasels.

Aaron-

Thank you! On an unrelated note- get on Facebook. I'm on there with CB and CG and Overdroid.

Thoughtcriminal-

THAT'S a smart prediction.

Franiam-

Thanks, and good to see ya.

pissed off patricia said...

You are so wrong. I do not sip martinis, I gulp them. And I don't do it all week long, no wait, maybe I do. ;)