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Short Post Friday

October 29th, 2010 8 comments

Short post Friday!  …or “I’m too hyper from sneaking the Halloween candy that I can’t sit still long enough to write a decent post”.

Yes, I’m wearing my Star Trek costume to work tomorrow (go redshirts!).  Yes, I will have candy on my desk to hand out to the kids as they make their annual rounds of the monkey cubicles.  No, you can’t play with my Lost action figures I keep in the office.

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!  Hope you have a safe one.

Pic unrelated:

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The Greatest Tuna Fish Sandwich Ever

October 28th, 2010 6 comments

So there I was, minding my own business, relaxing on a bench yesterday with my sack lunch (hey, I’m trying to save money), enjoying the amazing weather we’re having over here in San Diego when a tow truck and a police car pull up next to a Honda Prius parked on the street roughly 100 feet away.

The police officer exits his vehicle and slowly ambles his way up to the Honda, both hands on his hips, paying particular attention to the front license plate.  The tow truck guy, baseball cap on backwards and dickies unbuttoned to his crotch approaches the cop and they have a quick discussion filled with sweeping hand gestures and copious note-taking.  Apparently having come to a decision on the next course of action, the tow trucker driver walks over to his truck and quickly reappears with a slim jim to break into the Prius.

“Oh, joy,” I think to myself, settling down to watch the afternoon’s entertainment.

After ten minutes of fiddling with the lock on the passenger side the tow truck guy gives up and goes back to his truck and backs it up to the Prius with the intent of somehow sliding the vehicle out from between the two cars that it was tightly parked between.

That’s when some joker wearing an obnoxious yellow tie lurches from the company parking lot in an ungainly stride, arms flailing in the air like a repentant Sunday church worshiper in the clutches of the Holy Spirit, yelling “That’s my car!  That’s my car!”  The officer quickly moves to intercept this guy, stops him several paces away from the Honda, and they have quick conversation.  Twenty seconds later the cop has Mr. White Collar face down on the hood of the Prius, hands behind his back, with cuffs quickly descending down on the guy’s wrists.

The officer soon had dejected looking Obnoxious Tie Guy in the back of his cruiser.  The tow truck driver deftly slid the Prius out and hooked it up to his truck.  Minutes later the scene was clear, as if nothing had ever happened.

And that was the best time I ever had eating a homemade tuna sandwich.

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New Conan O’Brien Promo

October 27th, 2010 4 comments

Wow…as if I couldn’t get any more excited about the upcoming relaunch of Conan’s show, this bad boy pops up on the webertubes, jabbing a highball of comedy straight into my quivering prefrontal cortex, fully dilating my bloodshot eyes with an unexpected jolt of expectation, and kicking that dreaded jimmy leg into overdrive:

After watching this I have to say, “Jay who?”

With The Walking Dead premiering at the end of October and Conan quickly following suit in November, television is kicking into high gear as December draws near.  All I need now is a viewing of The Year Without A Santa Claus and  It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and my year will be complete.

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My New Job

October 26th, 2010 3 comments

Okay, maybe this won’t be my new job any time soon, but it’s plain to see how “into it” this guy gets doing his thing, at times getting that deep soulful look in his face much like B.B. King when he hits a sweet note.

I wonder how many times he’s run through this routine?

I can only hope that the filmmaker slipped this guy a $20…

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The Most Amazing Halloween Costume Ever

October 25th, 2010 3 comments

Karin and I spent this past weekend decorating the house for Halloween, and are busy putting together the menu for our yearly party this coming Saturday. We have the Val Lewton movies queued up to play silently as our background music fills the house, cigars have been purchased, alcoholic beverages are chilling and ready to be served, the lighting effects are set up, and the dry ice is sitting at the ready in the freezer.  The front porch is decked out in an eerie spider motif, and the inside of the house looks like an abandoned haunted house replete with spider webs, black roses, skulls, skeletons, and a laser light show…

…don’t all abandoned haunted houses have lasers?

In short, we’re ready to rock this coming weekend!

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