Too busy to write meme!

It’s kind of frustrating….. I have some good ideas for serious essays, but school has been kicking my ass lately. With a take-home test and two homework assignments this weekend, I’ll be lucky to have the time to write them. It’s a good thing that Elizabeth always has such good stuff to steal! Thanks, funnygirl! The spacing issues are due to the fact that WordPress just isn’t quite right.

1. What do you wish your name was?  Max Power (Great name!)
2. What is your favorite thing to wear?  A condom
3. Last thing you ate….   pizza
4. Favorite quote?  Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  – Benjamin Franklin

5. I say Shotgun, you say? Pull!

6. Last person you hugged? Probably my neighbor, Amber.

7. Africa or Mexico? Mexico…. it’s closer, slightly less malaria.
8. How many U.S states have you been to? most of them
9. How many of the U.S states have you lived in? Two
10. Does anyone you know wanna date you? If so, she should say something!
11. Name something you like physically about yourself: My hair
12. Something you don’t? I need to drop about 20.
13. Who is your best friend? Angus.
14.Why are you still up? Because it’s 12:45 pm
15. Who/What made you angry today? Someone who asked me a question and then hung up without letting me answer.
16. Favorite type of Food? Fresh.
17. Favorite holidays: Memorial Day and Labor Day. I get time off but don’t have to do anything.
18. Do you download music: Almost as much as I breathe.
19. Do you care if your socks are dirty? No, I can always wash them. Weird question.
20. What are you wearing right now? Black slacks and a blue shirt.
21. Would you date the person who posted this? Are you kidding? She’s funny AND yummylicious!
22. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally? Yes, and it was rather annoying.

23. Do you love anyone? I’m sure I love SOMEONE.
24. Do you like Bush? The president? No. The baked bean guy is okay, but dumber than his dog.
25. Have you ever bungee jumped? No, and don’t want to.
26. Have you ever gone white-water rafting: No, but I want to.
27. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you? Yes, when I was 19 or so.
28. How much money ya got in ya pocket? $3.00

29. Have you met a real redneck? I grew up with them.
30. How is the weather right now? A little chilly.
31. What are you listening to right now? Office chatter
32. What is your current fav song? My fave is still Fat Old Sun
33. What was the last movie you watched? The Purple Rose of Cairo.
34. Do you wear contacts? Nope
35. Where was the last place you went besides your house? Work.
36. What are you afraid of? Being crushed by a comet.
37. How many piercings have you had? None, unless bee stings count.
38. How many pets do you have? myself? One dog, two cats, one python.
39. What’s one thing you’ve learned? Avagadro’s number = 6.02 x 10e23
40. What do you usually order from Starbucks? Coffee, large.
42. Have you ever fired a gun: Yes. Skeets fear me.
43. Are you missing someone? Yes
44. Fav. TV show? At this time, Scrubs.
45. Do you have an iPod? Nope, still listening to those “old fashioned” CDs.
46. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb? When I was younger and thinner I was often told I looked like Jeff Goldblum. Whatever happened to him, did those stupid dinosaur movies do him in?
48. Who would you like to see right now? Hillbilly Tim.
49. Favorite movie of all time? Being There.
50. Do you find yourself loved? It’s usually hard to tell.
51. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to? Hell yes.

52. Favorite flower? Daisy Fuentes
53. Butter, plain, or salted popcorn? Butter
54. What Magazines are you reading? None. I only read textbooks and blogs these days.
55. Have you ever ridden in a limo?: It’s the ONLY way to go to a Grateful Dead show!
56. Has anyone you were really close to passed away recently? Not recently
58. What’s something that really bugs you? When I’m accused of doing things to another person when in reality, that person is doing those things to me.
60. Do you like Michael Jackson? I’ve never met him.
61. What’s your favorite smell? Napalm in the morning.
62. Favorite baseball team? The Bad News Bears.
63. Favorite cereal? 100% Natural
65. What’s the longest time you’ve gone without sleep? About 2 days.
66. Last time you went bowling?  6 years ago.
67. Where is the weirdest place you have slept? The parking lot at Alpine Valley.
68. Who was your last phone call? I make phone calls for a living. The most recent was to Camino Retirement Apartments.
69. Last time you were at work? I’m at work now, on my lunch break.
70. What’s the closest orange object to you? An orange folder on the shelf about 5 feet away.

Saturday morning “prime time”.

In my last post, I mentioned that several TV shows of the 60’s and 70’s had been turned into Saturday morning cartoons, to the surprise of at least one person. Here’s the scoop on some of those shows.

gilligan.jpgThe most successful of the four was probably Gilligan’s Island, which led to another cartoon called Gilligan’s Planet. It was probably the most successful because, let’s face it……… except for Ginger and Maryanne, there wasn’t much in the original show for adults in the first place.  It was pretty damn goofy and sophomoric from the start, so the cartoon really didn’t have to change anything. It had the voices of the original cast members, with the excepton of the aforementioned girls.

trekanimated.jpg The animated Star Trek was done largely by the same folks who did the original series, and had most of the voices, too. Although the stories were coming from the same writers, they were only half an hour, and so didn’t come off as well. I think it lasted two seasons, though, which isn’t bad for Saturday morning fare, and it even copped an Emmy!

bradykids-2.jpg This is The Brady Kids, the first of entirely too damn many Brady Bunch spin-offs. Any similarity between them and The Archies is entirely coincidental, I’m sure. Larry Storch of “F Troop” fame contributed his voice to this one.

jeannie.jpg Last but not least, Jeannie. I had to watch this, being the IDOJ fan that I was, but that didn’t last long because it was lame. In the cartoon, she didn’t blink, but did her magic with her ponytail. She also wasn’t with Major Nelson anymore, but some teenager with the goofy name Corey Anders ( get it?). Although she wasn’t with an astronaut anymore, Corey was voiced by none other than a young Mark Hamill, which is close enough for government work.

I don’t know why I remembered these shows. None of them could hold a candle to Hong Kong Phooey.

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Thirteen things I remember from long ago for no particular reason.

 Well, The “Kerfuffle That Never Was” has played itself out…. back to regular blogging!

1. Avagadro’s number = 6.02 x 10 e23

2. Donde esta el cuarto de bano? (sorry, this blog doesn’t have the special characters.)

3. Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair.

4. The ORIGINAL Green Lantern had no power over wood.

5. Pythagoras’ mother was named Pythia.

6. “Pink Lady and Jeff” was the worst TV show ever.

7. You can’t wash a whole potato chip down with milk.

8. My mom could out-stare an owl.

9. I Dream of Jeannie, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, and Star Trek were all turned into Saturday Morning cartoons.

10. The Hardy Boys hung out with Chet and Biff. (Were there really people named “Biff”?)

11. The Star-belly Sneeches had bellies with stars. The Plain-belly Sneeches had none upon thars.

12. Shelly Long was the “John M. Smythe” girl in Chicago.

13. Necco wafers could be used as quarters in the automatic tollbooths.

The family history.

Have you ever looked up your own family on the internet? I just did.

It really is amazing what you can learn with just a little Googling.

WTF is WRONG with people?: UPDATE

Thanks and kudos to JamieK from Out of Me Head.

It seems that a suspect has been arrested.

Of course, he’s just a suspect, so his guilt has to be established. Let’s wish him a speedy, fair trial, and if his guilt is established, let’s wish him a speedy, fair beheading, with his head then put in a box and deposited on his mother’s doorstep.

Just kidding! I do hope there is more than just a slap on the wrist for this guy, if he is guilty, though. If he did this, he absolutely deserves to suffer.

I like the bit about him having a romantic attraction to the girl. How sweet! This could be why I’m still single. I never tried the “decapitating her dog” approach. Does this work, ladies? I’m just wondering, because, y’know, my hot young neighbor just broke up with her boyfriend, and she has a dog, n’ all. However, she loves the mutt, since he’s so lovable, and might just hold it against me.

Just who the hell raises these fucking whackadoos??????

Okay, NOW, I’m starting to get pissed.

Ok, as I’m sure most of you have gathered, I’m pretty serious about pet health. That’s why my dog is 16 years old. That’s why Sybyl made it to 16 as well. So when news of the food recall came out, I paid attention.

Now, Angus gets one kind of food. Since he has a sensitive stomach, I keep him on one food until that particular brand ceases to be available for some reason. The kittens, however, have been getting a variety of brands and flavors. There is usually little variety available in kitten formulas, so I’m experimenting for awhile to see what they’re going to like best. After all, the best nutrition in the world won’t do them any good if they don’t like it enough to actually EAT it, right?

When the news first came out, they were only talking about store labels. Since I don’t get them store label food, I thought “No problem”.  Then they started including IAMS.

Since I had a few cans of IAMS in the pile, I took them out. The numbers didn’t match, but better safe than sorry. I kept feeding them the rest of the food, though.

Now I see another news report that mentions Nutro. Well, guess what Billie and Miles have eaten several times this week, including last night? Yep. And guess what might have been in it. Rat poison.

Maybe they didn’t KNOW that stuff was tainted at first, but they DO know what foods this company makes, so why the fuck aren’t they telling us up front? How many pets have to die because the press and the company alike are dragging their feet with the info? Of course, we don’t want to hurt sales, do we? Exactly what kind of Americans would have the gall to think that they or their pets are as important as the wellbeing of some giant fucking company that doesn’t make sure their ingredients aren’t tainted BEFORE making the food?

Anyway, here are lists of the name brands to look out for. They are FAR FAR longer than any report up until now has suggested.

Cat food.

Dog food.

Numbers you can call for information are (866) 463-6738 and (866) 895-2708.

Meanwhile, I’ll be looking into going the homemade food route. It may be more expensive and less convenient, but this is sheer bullshit. Mistakes happen, yes, but when pets are dying, give us the full scoop, for crying out loud.

And if any of my kids get sick, the class action suit starts here.

Update: This woman heard about the recall, and spent $1000.00 dollars at Wal-Mart to keep that food away from pets. Good woman.

The question is, why was the food STILL on the shelf AFTER the news was out?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: FUCK WAL-MART. If you care about America, Americans, or just plain common decency, you cannot shop there. Period.

Just too damn lazy to write these days……

…so I’ll do another meme. Those don’t seem to annoy anybody (though, to be honest, the book one was too damn long and was filled with girly books). I nicked this one from the funnygirl.

1. YOUR PORN STAR NAME: (First pet and Current Street name): Nick Grand

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your Mum’s side, your favorite candy):Joseph Gobstopper (not really my favorite candy, but once I thought of it…)

3. YOUR “FLY GIRL/GUY” NAME: (first Initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name):J-pat

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Eagle

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Patrick Elgin
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom’s maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in): Serjoprhun
7. TERRORIST NAME: (first name spelled backwards, your mom’s maiden name spelled backwards): hpesoj Ovorp  (fear me)

8. SUPERHERO NAME: (“The”, another favorite color, favorite alcoholic drink): The Green Martini!