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Why am I obsessed with LOLcats?

It’s just a stupid internet meme, but it amuses me endlessly. Here’s one I made for Hedy:

Ahhh… the internet. Pretty soon there’s gonna be more pictures of cats on the web than (human) pornography. Kitty-porn, as it were, is winning.

I just can’t explain the attraction. Kitties are cute, no doubt, but it still seems odd. I wonder if there’s a 12-step program…

I demand updates!

You ever go to a blog and wonder, “When the hell is this asshole going to update his stupid blog?” Well, I just went to my own blog and wondered that same question. “Who is this asshole, anyway? Why can’t he get off his ass and post something?!”

A just question. I will continue to give myself shit until I get off my ass and post something. A little self-flagellation never hurt anybody.

Blog Constipation

I want to blog, but I have nothing to say. So now you have to read this pointless post. Go on, try to stop. You know there’s nothing of value here, but I bet you’re still reading this anyway. I already told you that I am without a point. But here we are. I’m posting, and you are, presumably, reading this. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Well, here’s to life and football. Oh, and mad props to MPEG2 Works 4 Advanced, while I’m at it. It’s a great way to convert video files to DVD format.

Man, we got fucked at band practice on Saturday. The neighbors complained a few songs into our set. We hadn’t even gotten loud yet. Fuck, man, we were so pissed, but we continued playing an acoustic set.

See, I told you this post had no point.

Holy fuck! I'm busy!!

I don’t have time to do a decent post, but I just wanted to remind myself and the world that I have a blog, but I have not had a chance to post in it! Might be more of the same for the next week and a half. Work is crazy busy; I am struggling against some demanding and impossible projects. Wish me luck.

On the plus side, I just had a nice vacation before this, so I’m rested and ready to rock. Well, okay, I stayed up until 8:30 in the morning playing video games with my buds from Onalaska. So I’m not really rested. But the vacation was cool.

I have pix from the recent World Can’t Wait protest against Bush. I’ll try to post them when I have a chance. Later…

Been really busy the last few weeks

Sorry that my posting has dropped off to near-zero. I’ve been so fucking busy at work and with moving stuff that I haven’t had time to even think of my blog. I’m hoping that things will calm down a bit soon.

Here’s hoping for a slower week, with some more time for posting! It can’t still this busy continually, can it?

I fucking hope not.

Low-speed blogging

Like I said, slow blogging this week. Luckily things went well at my closing. I now own a house. Scary! I will do some moving this weekend if the weather is decent. There might be long moments of blog-silence as I get everything taken care of. I will be in cable modem limbo for awhile as well. So don’t worry — I’ll get back to normal blogging pace in a week or so.

Thank God it's the weekend

This will probably be the most insightful blog post yer gonna get… which is to say “not very.” I’m just glad it’s the weekend and I finally have some time to relax. I’m going to a party later on tonight, so I’ll be incommunicado.

Gearing up for the big move. I know I haven’t talked about it much on the blog, but I’m closing soon. Less than a week away! Pretty fuckin’ freaky, but it’s also very exciting. As such, blogging may be slower and sporatic for the next week or two. I’ll try to post anything interesting that comes my way, but don’t expect much commentary. You’ll have to imagine what my rants and obscene blatherings would’ve been.

Shit, as I type, I’m remembering things I need to do…

Grudge Match: Kevin Smith versus Joel Siegel

Film critic and all around smarmy punster Joel Siegel has managed to piss off Silent Bob, er… Kevin Smith, filmmaker and fart joke master. From Smith’s website:

So last night, at a press screening of “Clerks II” in New York City, “Good Morning America” movie critic Joel Siegel decided he’d had enough of my shenanigans, and walked out of the flick at the forty minute mark. You’d imagine this would bother me, and yet, I’m as delighted by this news as I was with the eight minute standing ovation “Clerks II” received in Cannes.

I mean, it’s Joel Siegel, for Christ’s sake. As Paul Thomas Anderson once said of the man, getting a bad review from Siegel is like a badge of honor. This is the guy who stole his mustachioed critic shtick from Gene Shalit years ago, and still refuses to give it back. This is a guy who seemingly prides himself on being “punny” – that is, he likes to add his own nyuk-nyuk wordplay into the reviews he writes/gives.

For “Pirates 2″, he made us all titter with “Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Fun”.

Oh man, I’m rollin’. That was so funny. How long did it take Siegel to think up that one? Days? Weeks? Months? Fucking tool. Sorry, I’m not very objective in this fight. Siegel is a kiss-ass dumbshit and I really like Smith’s films, so I am very biased. But check this part out:

Apparently, rather than quietly exit, both Joel and his Cum-Catcher (my slang for the fancy kind of mustache he sports) made a big stink about walking out, calling as much attention to himself as possible, and being generally pretty disruptive.

Check this shit out: roughly forty minutes into the flick, when Randal orders up the third act donkey show, Siegel bellowed to his fellow critics “Time to go!’’ and “This is the first movie I’ve walked out of in 30 fucking years!’’

Read Kevin’s site for more evisceration.

…Wait, “third act donkey show?” Well, maybe I should withhold judgment. Oh hell, donkeys aren’t as funny as monkeys, but they’re close. Pretty damn close.

Anyway, Clerks II sounds pretty good. I’ll check it out one of these days. Maybe not on the big screen, but I’ll see it.

Man, for $8.50 that better be the best damn donkey show ever. I somehow managed to pay only $4.50 for Pirates II and I still felt like I got ripped off since there was only $1.25 worth of plot. I suppose Keira Knightly makes up for the rest…

I look forward to the next round of this fight in which Joel Siegel threatens to “pun-ish” Kevin Smith physically.

Hot… so hot

Man, it was hot this weekend. We either hit 100 or got damn close to it here in MN. I’m lovin’ it — I much prefer hot weather to cold weather. I wish I could box and store this heat for the winter.

I love a good heatwave; makes you realize it’s summer out. Mmm.. hmmm… Of course, today it was hot as hell out but I never even saw the sun. It was a weird day; thick clouds all around and rain in the morning, but the heat stuck around — stick being the operative word as it was beyond humid out today. I played a couple hours of disc golf and when I was done my T-shirt felt like I had been swimming in it.

Global warming is fuckin’ great!

Well, I did it! Check out the new blog

Yep, this is an all-new design and now it’s finally live. I’ve even migrated all my old posts over to the new system. Obsessive? Yes, but it was pretty easy. They go all the way back to 2002, but I’ve only been posting on for the last month or so. And as you can see, some of those posts were test posts.

I hope to update this blog a lot more often than I did before. After all, I now use a system that is infinitely easier to update. Before, posting was a nightmare. Dreamweaver didn’t like my design and was constantly freezing up when I was typing. This is so much better. Who knew there was actually a point to “blog software.” I think I thought I was a tough-guy, a real hard-core web designer, who does things my way or not at all. Well, it turns out that my way is kinda hard. So, even though I have a little less control over the design of this blog, I hope my increased post-frequency makes up for it. We shall see.

Hell, I can do another post, right after this one! Muhahahaaa! It’s easy! I can organize my thoughts into coherant posts without screwing around with the HTML! This is sweet.

Welcome to my new blog

I’ve ditched the old design and moved on to this one, hosted by Blogger. I figure this way I will be able to update it a lot more. It was a difficult and time-consuming process before, partly because of Dreamweaver’s quirks and partly because of my insane design. I’m trying to tone down the obvious insanity this time, although it may crop up later.

Oh and feel free to let me know how it looks. Now you can comment on this blog (and this story), which is a feature my old solution was missing. Hope you like it!