Monday, June 30, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Local Kind Grinds

I'm not talking Bruddah Sam and Lina Girl...

Scorcher via Picture

High in the 90s.

This weekend is turning out to look like the actual start of "Summer", as i know it, anyway. No clouds this morning, and the high is supposed to hit 90F. Tomorrow, 98F. Haha, heehee, hoho. This is a joke, right? Shorts, laptop, lemonade ( and by that i mean beer ) check. Positive outlook...where did i put that? Can i pick some up at the Fred Meyer? Would the positive outlook be next to the sunny dispositon ? I got a coupon...

I have a riddle! What has four wheels, drinks gasoline, and is made of unobtainium ?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

When there is nothing to write....

So. Guess what I'm doing? ( I'm also posting this as I cannot seem to get any Intel on the "Trask Mountain Outpost" )

top - 14:17:36 up 9:17, 2 users, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
Tasks: 111 total, 2 running, 109 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 25.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 75.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 3921492k total, 661264k used, 3260228k free, 47612k buffers
Swap: 2031608k total, 0k used, 2031608k free, 437592k cached

3433 root 25 0 218m 41m 7332 R 100 1.1 549:33.75 yum
1 root 15 0 10324 688 580 S 0 0.0 0:01.26 init

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
707556656 3912040 667123044 1% /

Monday, June 23, 2008

Does Stuff Possess You, or Do You Possess your Stuff?

Seven Words for George

George Carlin 1937-2008

Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.

Thank you Mr. Carlin, thank you.

just in case you don't know the routine:

To End Angry Weekend

There. I'm Happy. Are you Happy? I'm Fucking Happy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Angry Friday

"Duality" by Slipknot. Screaming is good for you. Don't blame me if you decide to push your fingers into your eyes. K?

Primal Scream Therapy.

Before I forget, here is "Before I Forget", by SlipKnot

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Behold the guitarists! Presented below in their youtuby goodness are Adam Fulara and Dannyjoe Carter.

Once everything stabilizes, practice is in order. i think.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Elephant In The Room

If you've noticed the lack of posts, thank you for noticing. It's hard to write entertaining and/or informative missives while your mind is melting. I digress.

Pictured is a shopping list i made, replete with mindful doodling. Behold the Triptych presentation as i could not fit the whole image on my little phone camera.

Chickens. Some are angry, most are not:

This image is followed by a long haired individual playing what appears to be a guitar. Note the Halo. Note the "Handed-ness". I like guitar. I find music interesting. Do you like music? I like music...
The series of notes that the chicken apparently is enjoying looks like 16th notes followed by a pair of 8ths followed by a triplet. I could be wrong...

The next image to the right is The Elephant In The Room.

What does it all mean? My guess? The elephant could be metaphor manifesting itself on a grocery list. A symbol of things happening in our lives?
Could it be the elephant looks that way because it thinks it could do a better solo? Maybe it doesn't like the note choice? Maybe the elephant heard a clam. This is why art is nifty.

An Elephant in the room, indeed. I hope it brought a pick. That's plectrum to you, buddy.

The band name? Glad you asked. "Ponderous Bulk"

Post script: Lots of things have happened to restore my faith in the universe, and things + human beings in general. While i'm duly aware your own happiness is your responsibility, i'm also aware and thankful of gestures/actions that appear to fall out of the sky, unexpected and unsolicited. For this, i am (we are) truly grateful.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Today is the Keynote day for the Apple World Wide Developer Conference. For those of you who are interested in a status up date of our lives so far... instead of writing it, i've written a program;


for (( i=0 ; i <=10000; i++ ))

Adjust for loop to taste.


Friday, June 6, 2008

M is for Metal. M is for Moiliili.

From the Honolulu Star Bulletin:

Get ready to feel the heat at Metalfest

Support your local scene, shredders, metal merchants, Norwegian Death Metal merchants, earthdogs, thrashers, punk-metal, hardcore, grindcore,doommetal, math metal, not so good at math metal but excellent literary skills metal, 28 pints of blood metal, shiny metal, dark metal, metal metal, brutal metal, brutally brutal metal, vinegar and garlic adobo metal, locals in oregon metal, real metal, false metal, pretty in pink metal, power metal, power rangers metal, golf metal, Yngwie, NWOBHM metal, NWOAHM metal, SLAYER (scream it you fuckers) SLAYER, art metal, i don't know what art is but i know what i like- metal, metal for fish metal, dethklok, ewa metal, ewa beach metal, Sacred Rite, Viking metal, nu metal, neo classical metal, new metal for people that can spell metal, groove metal, groovy man groovy metal, speed metal, rap metal, wrapping paper metal, progressive antarctica metal, glam metal, and plain old heavy metal. Rock on!

EDIT: #include( Glam Metal, Sleaze Rock, Big HairBands, Big pubic hair bands, spandex bands, people that shouldn't wear spandex bands, Faster Pusscat, Guns and Roses, LA Guns, Sacremento Pistols, La Jolla Gattling Guns and Tulips, Clammato Jane, Firehouse, Danger Danger , TNT, White Lion, Ecru Kiten, et al. Please note that glam metal was given consideration in the giant runonsentence above.)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Three Words

Three Words:

Chicken Fried Bacon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Vinyl Records

From The Oregonian:

Vinyl records and turntables make unlikely return to retail stores
Fred Meyer is the latest chain to stock the retro platters

Do you think i could go to the Newberg Fred Meyer and get a copy of "Fire Down Under" and "Narita" by Riot?
How about the limited pressing of "Unleashed in the East" (if you don't know who that is by then shame on you..)or "Restless and Wild" by UberMetalers Accept?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Golden Valley Brew Pub-McMinville, Oregon

On friday we officially declared the week brutally fucking brutal. Time out, time to get out of the house. Budget be damned. (Don't judge, you would have done the same thing too.. yes you.) 

'Twas decided; I would drive to the Town Center Chilli's, i mean, the Golden Valley Brew Pub in McMinville, Oregon. Apparently it is correct to refer to the town as "Mac". Like Mac salad, or "Hello I'm a Mac". You get the picture. When in Rome... hold brutal, barbaric deathsports.

The drive was very nice. Yamhill, Carlton, Mac. Once we arrived, we performed the Chinese fire drill procedure  so she could park the ride, as i always seem to have bad luck with parking in crowded lots.

We were seated right away. You know what that means? Yes! That's right!

A game of spot the Filipino!

Ayanna ti paginuman?

Swing and a miss.

Ok- like she pointed out, it was like walking into the bar at the Hawthorne Hotel. Thumb, meet sore. Back to the GVBP:

Oysters? Yummy. Drinks? Here are some pictures.

Above is a picture of the dreaded "Red Thistle Ale". I was warned explicitly in hushed tones by an anonymous general store clerk that i would not like it at all. Surprise! Good stuff! Next pic:

Above is a picture of the middle of the "10 tap stave sampler" Ten, (10), that is 1 followed by a zero, beers. Served in little glasses, perched on a barrel stave. All the brewskis  are produced at Golden Valley. Note the list. Next:

The tail end of the sampler. The IPA's, Belgian style ale, and stout are towards the end. Next:

A veritable rainbow bridge of beers, between Midgaard and Asgaard, of course. The clear winners? Their wheat beer (#1) and the dread "Red Thistle Ale". They're all good, those two are just the most memorable. Food? Outstanding! What did we have ? None of your damn business. I'll mention the oysters ( fried thank you ), and they did include bread and butter. 
Will we go again? Yes. Looks like a fun place to hang out and the menu demands repeat visits due to its size and byzantine complexity of a baroque nature. Art Deco? Never seen 'em in concert.

The review? Winnaz.  A good way to beat the "ain't got no mo, no mo" blues. In F, of course.