Thursday, September 29, 2011

Did Facebook Just Change Social Networking Forever?

 “…Zuckerberg had two major pieces of news to share. First, he announced that Facebook is replacing its Profile — the page each user gets that displays his or her status updates, Likes, photos, FarmVille triumphs and other items — with a radically-revised version called the Timeline, which is rolling out over the next few weeks.”
This thing is all over the place.  This news about the imminent change to facebook.  It’s everywhere.  Now, I’m not saying I’ve read every article, every post, every comment about this change, but I’ve read enough to get the gist.  And from what I can tell, it’s getting fairly favorable press.  I don’t know.  Maybe it’s me.  Maybe I’m just getting old…but, these changes I find a bit unsettling.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Song of the Week: Calling Dr. Love

You need my love baby, oh so bad
You're not the only one I've ever had
And if I say I wanna set you free
Don't you know you'll be in misery
They call me (Dr. Love)
They call me Dr. Love (calling Dr. Love)
I've got the cure you're thinkin' of (calling Dr. Love)
“Calling Dr. Love” by Kiss
When I talk about myself (which is one of my favorite pastimes, as if you couldn’t tell) I like to say I was a kid in the 70’s, but I grew up in the 80’s.  I say it here because I was never a fan of 70’s Kiss.  What do you want from me?  I was a stupid kid.  All’s that concerned me at the time were cartoons and toys.  Like anything has changed since then.

Monday Morning Preview: 9/26

"Anyway…I’m kneeling in front of the fridge, with Sarah standing behind me.  And of course, I see the mayo right away.  Cause I’m not a stupid kid.  And I know that that eyes work much better when they’re open.  “I think I see it, Sarah.”"

Friday, September 23, 2011

Planet of the Jakes: The Prank Call

Kelly Marie and I were laying around, watching TV one night when there was a knock on the slightly ajar bedroom door.
I looked over at the clock on the nightstand.  8:45. “Shouldn’t they be in bed?”  I said to Kelly Marie
“Stop it.”  She nudged me in the stomach.  “Tell him to come in.”
“No!  I’m off duty.”
“Whatever.”  Kelly Marie said to me.  “Come in.” She called out.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't you just hate stepping on them?

Remember when I posted here about Sideshow Collectibles and their cursed, expensive, wonderful toys?  Well, the Pope left a comment on the FB page about Lego, and their cursed, expensive, wonderful toys.  Which totally took the wind out of my sails, cause I was going to mention Lego in a follow up to Sideshow.  Now, the Pope thinks he’s gonna get all the credit for giving me the idea about Lego.  And he’ll probably want a percentage of the total revenues for the month.  And if that’s the case…I have one thing to tell the Pope.  Even 75% of zero is still zero!  So nuts to you!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Morning Preview: 9/19

"...How’d you guess?”  See…this is the problem with giving a ten year old a cell phone.  Can’t he just scream my name through the house like every other normal kid used to? Kids today.  “Hello?”  I said.  Again.  No, I didn’t even bother to try to hide my annoyance."

Friday, September 16, 2011

When did Pepe Le Pew move in?

In our everyday life, how many animals, besides your kids, do you have an interaction with?  A handful, right?  Dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas.  There’s also the animals you see at the zoo.  Or the aquarium.  Then there are the delicious animals you see on your plate.  Otherwise? Animals don’t exist in our world, right?  This is our planet!  We’re above animals. We live in houses.  That’s our lawn to mow every other week (sometimes every third week if you’re lazy like me).  Not some random animals’ cafeteria.  Animals belong in zoos.  Otherwise, they don’t belong.  Birds can have the air, as long as they don’t shit on me, my car or my belongings.  Otherwise, I don’t even want to see an animal.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Triple Double


Well…this certainly took them long enough didn’t it?  I mean how long have we’ve been doing this on our own?  Late at night, in the dark, when everyone is asleep, creating our own variations of the Triple Double.  So, I gotta commend Nabisco for finally getting their act together.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Morning Preview

"There’s also the animals you see at the zoo.  Or the aquarium.  Then there are the delicious animals you see on your plate.  Otherwise? Animals don’t exist in our world, right?  This is our planet!  We’re above animals. We live in houses."

Friday, September 9, 2011

And we're off to the vet. Again. The Final Chapter


…Conveniently enough for me, Cares offered to stow the dog there, until his eye appointment later that evening,  so I could go back to work.  And I went back to work.  I swear!
The dog’s later appointment was at 7.  I got there promptly, just hoping this whole catastrophe wasn’t going to cost me three mortgage payments.  Apparently the night of the dog’s appointment was blind dog night at Cares, cause the place was lousy with semi/blind dogs.  Which immediately made me feel better about myself.  Cause I shoulder this guilt about the dog being blind in one eye.  Yes.  I do have some feelings in me, besides anger and hostility.  It was nice to see I’m not the only negligent owner in the tri state area.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bacteria Causing 'Black Death' Likely Extinct, Study Finds

“The bacteria that caused the Black Death, which wiped out millions in mid-14th century Europe, may be extinct, according to a new study.

Hoping to resolve some controversy regarding the cause of the Black Death, researchers examined more than 100 samples taken from bodies buried in London during that time.
"The Black Death was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis — the one responsible for current plague outbreaks. This settles the controversy surrounding the causative agent. Although we cannot rule out, at this stage, that there was another co-circulating strain," said study author Hendrik Poinar, a biological anthropologist at McMaster University in Ontario.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Morning Preview: Triple Double Review



nuff said?

Friday, September 2, 2011

And we're off to the vet. Again. Pt3

Pt. 2 Here.  Read on for Pt. 3