Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Saturday, March 11, 2006
From the Gary Markstein at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Laissez le Bon Ton Roulez!
Normally I'm not one to brag, but when you receive news this good, it's hard not to. We had lunch in a chinatown restaurant in Lake Charles, LA today. After we finished our meal, the waitress presented us with magical cookies that predict the future! Here's what mine said (click to enlarge):
Not only am I, at some time in the future, going to have a happy lucky good time. My whole family is as well! Boy, my family sure is lucky to be related to me right now. In fact, the prediction is already coming true for them, since they had the luck to be related to me at this happy lucky good point in time!
I'm not selfish though. Anyone who wants to be an honorary part of my family, simply say the word, and you are in. Let the good times roll!
UPDATE January 2009: This post gets hit a lot, and I suspect it is not what people are actually searching for. I suggest performing a new search with the phrase "laissez le bon temps roulez", which is the correct Cajun spelling for 'let the good times roll'. I went for the phonetic spelling so that people who don't live in Louisiana could still say 'let the good times roll!' in Cajun fairly well.
I hope the good times are rolling for you!
In case you just wanted to pronounce it correctly for your visit to New Orleans or Lafayette, It's Lay Zay Lay Bon Ton Roo Lay. Try to minimize the N sound, and people will think you are a native when you visit! I reckon :).
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I became a vegetarian today. Not to make any political statement. Just because some vegetables taste pretty good. For example, here is a picture of my first meal as a vegetarian:
As you can see, my cheeseburger on a toasted bun has both tomato AND onions on it. I think that qualifies me as a 'double-vegetarian', but I'm not positive. Vegetarianism is still new to me.
I know that vegetarians get a lot of ribbing for being hippies, but you should try it before you knock it. Vegetables really make meat taste a lot better.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Sure it's cool to see the new F-22A fighter flying in formation with a P-47 Thunderbolt and a P-51 Mustang, as shown here. But no one seemed to notice a few seconds later wen they were buzzed by another high flyer. Luckily, I caught it on film.
I think it's designated as the X-244 Delorean, an Irish-American collaboration. (click picture for an extremely clear pic of the F-22A. I'm going to try to stay away from the angry end of this badboy)
Saturday, March 04, 2006
The Painful Truth
I have a sad admission to make. Ever since I was a child I have been getting high. Every day. It started when I was very young. And now it's clear that I'm addicted.
I remember how it began as if it were yesterday. A friend of mine came walking up looking very happy, for no apparent reason. I asked him what the deal was. He said, "I'm high on life!"
I've been getting high on life ever since. Sadly, there appears to be no 12-step group for "life-addiction", so I am doomed to continue getting high on life until it kills me.
Someone pray for me, please.
Big Trouble in Little Irvine
While vacationing in Irvine, California last week, I came across a protest of those Mohammed cartoons. They were having a fun time, but this one guy was grinning from ear to ear. I asked the man (Ali) what was so funny. "You remember how we convinced everyone that fundamentalist Islam was actually a peaceful religion? Yeah, that was pretty funny, but nothing compared to how we convinced the American media that free speech doesn't apply to speech that muslims object to! So I just made a bet that I know I'm going to win. I'm going to convince the American left that Islam is actually pro-woman!"
He fell to the floor in a fit of laughter that continued for what seemed an eternity. I asked Ali how he planned to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat. "Simple! I'll just show them this sign."
"Then, when someone disagrees, we will all protest and beat up a few women while rioting. That should convince 'em! I mean, it worked when we dissolved the freedom of speech in Europe, right?"
Sadly, he probably is correct.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Do you remember when those fun-loving Germans used to have those "group pointing parties" during Oktoberfest? I think it was some kind of game where whichever side of the room points at something the fastest wins a prize. I'm kind of fuzzy on the details.
They stopped playing the pointing game in Germany back in 1945, but it's now being revived in Gaza. Those Palestinians do love to play games.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
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