Monday, February 28, 2011

Oasis Was The Best Band Ever

God, these guys are so full of themselves. So pompous in a Beatlesesque, Doorsy, Bunnymenishy with Echo. But thinking they are the greatest turds the shitgod ever shat.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lemons in February

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did just pick some lemons in February from our tree.

Tomato Crop 2011

I'm rather excited. I got off my butt in January and planted heirloom tomatoes from seed at the appropriate time and we'll now have a pretty good crop ready to be planted in the garden in about 2 weeks.

Look how hairy they are!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Video Comparison Test

I decided to spend my Saturday afternoon trying something fun and a little different. I got out the old Digital 8 Handycam and shot about 35 seconds of video at kona ranch, and then shot the same video using the iPhone.

I won't tell you which is which. I can tell you which one I prefer holding and using!

If the iPhone is indistinguishable from the Handycam, the latter will be getting donated to Goodwill.

Video #1:

Video #2:

Cast your thoughts in comments.

Here's what is funny. By the time I got these uploaded to YouTube and got this post ready, I had gotten confused about which video belonged to which device. Having seen them side by side, there really is no doubt.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Pussy Blog: Dirty Pussy Edition

Rejoice! It is Friday!

Sweet Pea has apparently been rolling around in a dirt pile. He is covered in grass and dirt.

Sissy doing her Queenly pose atop the down comforter.

Tater Tot doing his smug-ass supervisor pose.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Truth Shall Set You Free

People are starting to express themselves
albeit, minorities, but everyone is a minority depending on the position you hold.
The majority is going to have to deal with it, as well as the minority.

And then we have to grow. Buckle up!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Pussy Blog: Pussy Footin' Around Edition

Last Friday, Witchay Woman sent me this photo of her daughter's cat with a suggested "cat paw" theme. I didn't see the email in time to get it together last Friday, but here we go!

The Gadget paw.

The outrageously pink Tot paw.

Two Tot hands and an outrageously pink Tot nose.

My human paw poking at the pink Tot belly.

Happy Friday!
And President's Day weekend.
All 3 days of it for those of you (like me) who are fortunately to have 3 days off.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday 俳句

Hate to break the news...
blonde chicks bouncing up and down
do nothing for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Test for Office Seekers

I have decided we need to have a test for anyone planning to run for public office. If you fail the test, you can't run.

I normally don't approve of this sort of thing, especially when applied to the right of citizens to vote. But when it comes to running for office, these are like job candidates who have to submit a resume and in many cases, take a test to determine competency.

If an aspiring candidate believes, for instance, that the world was made in 6 days, and is only 6,000 years old, and that evolution is bunk, then they need to be excluded from eligibility.

We need to get back to some basic intellectual standards in this country if we are to survive as a nation.

Plenty of voters are quite stupid and gullible. But their choices in a race should be limited to those who do not exploit the stupidity. Voters might actually have to start thinking for themselves again. Maybe the really dumb ones will bow out once the lowest common denominator of politician is barred from running for office.

Can you tell I'm tired of this shit?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grammy Commentary Starts Now

As much as I love Christina, she needs to tone it down just a notch. Florence isn't in the big leagues but she's got her own niche anyway. Aretha should be proud of her sisters nonetheless.

Here comes the Lady Gaga egg. My mother would not understand or appreciate this!

I like Miranda Lambert because she just sings without any "show."

I'm amazed it's so bright there. Lots of sunglasses after dark.

Best show for world revolution!

Miranda for Grammy! YES! I can predict this shit!

She looks like she's wearing the mud outfit in the Swiffer commercial.

Justin Bieber is a Maple Leafs fan!! And he can play an instrument!

Black horns and George Clinton wannabes.

I may have to toss off for the night. Missing a lot, I knew this was a mistake.

There is a chichihua puppet in color next to a black man in color? Amid a field of color and egg shit.
Country radio redux. You can fu..get yourself!

Does Bob Dylan only stand up for the grammys?

It doesn't what on Maggie's farm no more?

I'm not stupid. I figured out Mumford & Sons and the noose around my neck.

Te band I accused of being the Decemberists?

Black hair. You can be anyone.

He's gonna get old and lose that hair eventually. And then what's he gonna do?

And Christina Aguilera will be like 80 by then. It'll be like Mae West revisited.

Ninja drummers and flames provide a distraction.

MUSE wins a Grammy!!

I hope Bob Dylan can stay awake and display some enthusiasm.

Susan Boyle's nomination was a mercy vote.

Lady Gaga still has shoulder horns.

THIS. One big fail. All the commentary from the iPad failed to post here. I think I'll just shut this down here and maybe delete.

Oh, wait. It did get everything.

Never mind.

Going to watch Katy Perry. Like her red gown is so fucking large it requires a crane to carry it. Nice job and making the lesser peons feel like shit.

Once the pot humor starts, I'm done and baked.

Bravo for free speech and whatever.

Can we just turn this into an art form and forget about the profit motive?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nothing to see here because...

... I just wanna read shit.

Yeah, seriously.

And change my header.


And pretend like mortality is a figment of my wildly distorted imagination.


Time for a fry flip....

be back when the logistics chick stops sounding like that chick who has stolen the sound of that chick's album I bought back in the 80s. Yeah.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Login with:

Does anyone else hate this shit? I mean, come the fuck on!

Why do I need so many login options?

Does this not remind you of deregulation circa 1984 when you used a pay phone and there were buttons to press for whether you wanted your long-distance carrier to be AT&T, Sprint or MCI? There were others.

What fucking difference does it make? Deliver the fucking message!

Monday, February 07, 2011


The joke is on you.

It is a hippie movement.



Hippiest. Fuck. Wgat==t?

Adele questioned me?

Shut the fuck up and let me get my butt in the right place.

What the did that have to with Adele?

Something. I'm not sure what.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Keeping Austin Weird and Wonderful

I felt like I had a mini-vacation today as we headed into the big city for lunch at Veggie Heaven across from the campus of UT. I was craving some veggie ham and we have enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Veggie Heaven is a great little restaurant. They put out boxes of cooked rice on a table next to the door so the homeless can come help themselves for some take-out.

After lunch we headed to a nearby crystal shop where I bought my opal back in the summer of 2008.

As I was browsing various rocks I could smell incense burning and was tempted to ask the young woman working there what it was. It smelled like pot. I picked up an unmarked stone and turned to ask her if she knew what it was, and I swear she was holding a burning joint.

She did not know what it was. But I bought it anyway because I like it a lot. I also bought txrad a Seraphinite so that he may establish contact with the highest order of angels, as well as seeing his life clearly.

We may have to take turns wearing it! It was worn to prevent snakebite during ancient times. Can't have too much protection against that!

Now I need to do some research and figure out what I'm protected from with the one I bought.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Gifts From Afar

My neighbors just got back from Costa Rica and brought me a couple of treats for taking care of their dogs while they were traveling.

There's the coffee from Costa Rica which I shall be having in the morning...

And then there's the nifty bottle opener which I'll grasp firmly tonight as I open the first beer.

Those folks in Costa Rica do pay attention to detail. It even has a little pee hole in the tip!

(Start counting the hours until Photobucket clues in and deletes this from their photo storage site.)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Oh, dear, let me collect my thoughts...

This insanity will NOT pass muster!

Friday Pussy Blog: Snow Cat Edition

I may have figured out the origin of some of the paw prints in the snow.

Yep, Sweet Pea is one of them.

Making more tracks.

Meanwhile, the Tot is snuggled up in his box.

And Sissy is huddled up on the bed.

The cat treats have sprouted in a sunny window and will soon be ready for nibbling.

Happy Friday!

February Snow

It's 21° as I type this, and with an unprecedented 72 hours of sub-freezing weather under our belts, we end the week with snow!

And there is clear evidence of a feline coming out of the garage for a morning meal.

The good news is that snow never hangs around as long as our sub-freezing temperatures have this week, and I suspect that by noon there will be no trace of it. Sunshine is in the forecast! And the weekend should be near 60° finally!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I'm the kind of asshole...

...who would buy up the first 5 seats at an Iron Maiden concert just so I could stretch out.