Archive for November, 2007

What a commercial

November 30, 2007 - 2:49 pm Comments Off on What a commercial

This has got to be the rudest commercial I’ve ever seen. I love it.

Piddlin pup

November 30, 2007 - 1:24 am 1 Comment

The bigger the puppy gets, the bigger the pee trail.


November 29, 2007 - 7:28 pm Comments Off on Tally

Some numbers:

2 – accounts hacked last week
? – number of days the cat box was broken while we were out of town, necessitating a game of “Piss and Seek)
2 – toilets clogged up the other morning
2 – children sick at the moment

In lighter news:

3 – feral hogs came home in the cooler
34 – pounds of meat from said hogs were boiling on the stove today
11.5 – pounds of usable meat in the fridge
10 – pounds of pork trimmings from the meat market yesterday
3 – quarts of lard rendered from said trimmings
lots – of yummy cracklins from the rendering process
9 – pounds of meat still needed for tamales
60 – dozen tamales to go (and maybe more)

Tamale recipe for kids playing along at home.

Happy Hacksgiving

November 25, 2007 - 10:04 pm Comments Off on Happy Hacksgiving

On Thursday morning, as I was checking mail from my in-laws’ house, I got an end-of-auction win notice from eBay. The problem is that I didn’t bid on any $250 PSP. Around that time I started getting a bunch of email bounce notifications. Apparently someone hacked my eBay account, which I guess had the same password as my email account, and not only placed bids with one, but sent out thousands of spam mails with the other. Both were shut down. A frustrating situation once we got to the ranch and I only had access through my cell phone. Hopefully have it cleared up now. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, you stupid Nigerian spammer.

8 years old

November 15, 2007 - 10:19 pm 1 Comment

Apparently 8 years old is when the body issues start. Jo lost a bracelet off her arm tonight. She was already tired, and it was the last straw.

“I want bigger arms! I don’t like having little thin arms!”

It’s all downhill from here. 🙁

My Pal Blendie

November 14, 2007 - 10:01 pm Comments Off on My Pal Blendie

Blendie is an interactive, sensitive, intelligent, voice controlled blender with a mind of its own.

Don’t forget to watch the video.

Oh crap!

November 13, 2007 - 11:12 pm Comments Off on Oh crap!

At about 42 seconds in, I swear that Ackbar says, “Oh, crap!.”

Talk to your kids about drugs…

November 11, 2007 - 10:09 pm Comments Off on Talk to your kids about drugs…

There’s an ad in one of my magazines about talking to your kids about drugs. One of the little bullet points is something like, “But I did drugs when I was a kid. How can I talk about not doing them? OMG hypocrite!”

The response mentions that drugs are so much worse now than when you, the reader, were a kid. Because now they have things like Ecstasy, crack, and methamphetamines.

Guess they missed the part where you could buy Ex legally in Dallas nightclubs in the 80s. Or the crack epidemic in the same time frame. Or that doctors used to prescribe methamphetamines for weight loss in the 50s.

And are they ignoring heroin, LSD, and other drugs?

Sure, talk to your kids about drugs. But if you’re running an ad campaign, don’t come up with silly disinformation and hyperbole when the facts can work just as well. Go into the legal “designer” drugs that some basement chemist formulated by ripping off a molecule, where absolutely nothing is known about the effects but kids take them because they’re legal, or because they’ve been substituted for something else. And die from them. There’s plenty to be concerned about with drugs without pulling stuff out of your ass.