Got a number of things
circling the drain floating around today…
I saw the movie Super-8 last weekend. Loved. It. It was like a cross between ET and Cloverfield. The ET part was the relationship between all the little kids that are trying to make this short Super-8 Zombie film in 1979. The Cloverfield part refers to the big ugly scary monster. Unfortunately you don’t really get a great look at the monster. Even the most complete monster-shots are very dark. I suppose it will help to be able to freeze-frame it on DVD, once it’s released.
Anyway, I love monster movies and I loved Super-8.
After the movies, I had to stop at WalMart to pick up a new mini-blind. I had went the weekend before but they didn’t have the exact size I wanted. But Wally’s gets me every time. I went in with a shopping list of 1 item. I left after spending over $30.00, without buying that item. So I had to go back again last weekend with adjusted measurements. But that wasn’t the problem. The problem was that while I was in there, someone tried to pry the Darwinfish off the back of my car. They only got half of it, so now it looks like it used to say “Irwin.”
I don't think they knew what the other one was. I’m pretty sure the fine upstanding clientele of WalMart’s would have no idea about the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Or wait, maybe they did… I just noticed a leg missing….
You know, all this time I thought it would be some Pittsburgh artifact in my car that would get me in trouble with the locals. I never thought it would be proven scientific theory as seen in public museums around the world.
Oh well… the plaques are cheap. I already have a new one on the way. This one has been on the backs of my cars for over 5 years. I believe I got my seven dollars worth.
Back in April, I got into email trouble trying to send Blog Sister Cassie a joke picture relating to our running joke about bathrooms that have side-by-side toilets. Blog Brother Carpetbagger even joined in on the fun. So it is with great pride and an inability to let a joke die, that I present another chapter in this quickly-dying storyline:
I don’t even have to caption this, because only one thing can possibly come to mind:
Two weekends ago, I received a spiffy little award from my new friends at Red Town Blues:
First, let me say that you have to check these guys out. Their deal is that Virgil and The Reverend are two liberal 20-something guys living in Utah, one of the reddest of red states. The Mormon Empire surrounds them, so their blog deals with the trials and tribulations of not fitting in with the locals, and dropping some serious progressive rage. (Y’know, like yours truly likes to do on occasion.)
So, the Award says “Good Bloggers Pay it Forward,” and asks that I re-award it to 5 other bloggers. Since I’m only a “pretty good” blogger, I’m going to give it to three:
Red Pen Mama: I finally got to meet the Red Pen Mama a couple weekends ago, but I’ve been reading her blog for ages. She writes a thoughtful family blog and also deals with other national issues from time to time. And it is always immaculately written, as her name would indicate.
Stuff from Sherry Stanfa-Stanley: Sherry is a recent empty-nester and writes terrific family stories from her past and present. She is also from the town where I grew up and where I’m about to go at the end of next month, so I’m hoping this keep me on her good side.
A Beer for the Shower: I’m new to this one, but it just stone-cold makes me laugh. It’s written by 2 brothers living in different cities, Brandon (Chicago) and Bryan (Denver). (Bryan does the drawings and the both write.) Check it out… you’ll laugh too.
So, once again, I thank the guys at Red State Blues. If you like these ending cartoons, you will surely get a charge out of these guys…
Actually, think more of the other cartoons I usually post… these last two are raking both sides…