Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Word abuse


When warehouse membership stores start plastering the word “Artisan” on $5 rotisserie chickens, the word is being abused.  FYI...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

10,000?!?!?

Over the weekend, this silly, little distraction of mine had it’s 10,000th hit!  10,000 hits?!?!?  Do you know how many hits that is?  It’s 10,000!  Duh!!!!  Where’s your head?  Are you paying attention here or what?!?!?  In any case, since November of 2011, the hits on this site have quadrupled!  I know, right?!?!?  I can’t believe it either.  I shit you not, thou.  Quadrupled!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Completely Random Photo of the Immediate Future

This took them long enough, didn't it?!?!?


God!  I bet those are awesome!  And, no!  I didn't buy them.  And, yes, I totally regret it...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Your New Part-Time Job: Finding Time Just for You

"Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been going on(and on) about how our kids are far too busy these days, and how that affects them. I’ve got just a little bit more to say about it all, before I get off my soapbox, then I’ll move on. This’ll be the last post about the whole thing, I promise, but this post is probably the most important one of all. Why? Because it’s about you."

Teased enough?  Want a little more?  Yes?  Good!  Head on over to parentsociety.com for this week’s soapbox installment:  Your New Part-Time Job: Finding Time Just for You
What are you waiting for?  Clickity-click!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Toys Should be Fun! Not Work!!!

My ol' man...god bless him!  He’s a flippin mechanical genius.  He’s never met a thing he couldn’t fix.  In fact, I don’t think there’s anything he couldn’t take apart, and put back together. It’s his gift.  Some people out there can throw footballs really far.  Some people can fix the shit out of things.  And some people, well,  write “funny” blogs.  Gee…thanks, God.  Thanks a lot!

oobject.com
                   Some superscientican probably built this.  Show off.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Completely Random Photo of the Immediate Future

Hey!  Did you guys see this:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bonus Post! Part Deux

Don’t get used to this, ok?  Cause I have no intention on being this prolific all the time.  It’s just your lucky week!  There’s another post over at parentsociety.com.  It’s called:  “Is It Bad for Kids to Be Bored?”  It’s a quasi “part two” to:  Do Our Kids Really Need to Be Involved in So Many Activities?” Here’s a lil sample:

“Let me ask all you parents something: What’s wrong with kids being bored? When did it become wrong to be bored? Were you constantly entertained as children? Did your folks have you in 50 million activities when you were growing up?”

I know you wanna hit that link now!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bonus Post!

Stellar day for you, dear reader!  There’s a bonus post this week, “Do Our Kids Really Need to Be Involved in So Many Activities?”, over at parentsociety.com.  Here’s lil excerpt:

“Is it me, or does it seem our kids are involved in too many activities these days? It seems that from the moment they’re able to crawl until they’re ready to go off to college, kids are involved in activity after activity after activity. For what reason? And at what expense?...”

Nice, huh?!?!  That’s what we call in the biz a “teaser”.  Or “synergy”.  One or the other.  I can never remember which.

In any case…why are you still here?  Hit that link!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What's the Deal with Cupcakes, Anyway?!?!?

stylist.co.uk:  THECULT OF THE CUPCAKE

"They're the ubiquitous pick-me-up we turn to in times of celebration and gloom...

But is our frenzied love affair with the cupcake fading, or - like that timeless designer handbag that claims pride of place in our wardrobe - is it here to stay for good?

A recent report in the Washington Post says the cupcake craze shows no sign of abating in the US, with around 700 million sold in the past year alone.

New York’s Magnolia Bakery, which achieved iconic status after a cameo appearance in Sex and the City in 2000, credits its $20 million annual turnover with sales of the bite-sized delights."

                                              talkingwithtami.com

                                       Not Kristen Wiig.  But, hilarious, nonetheless

A few weeks ago, Kelly Marie and I were watching the movie Bridesmaids.  The main character, Annie Walker (played by the flippin funny Kristen Wiig) is a former baker.  In one extended scene, she puts much time and effort into making/decorating a cake cupcake?!?!?  A cupcake?!?!?  One flippin cupcake?!?!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thank God for: Technology

I was at my local supermarket, last Saturday, doing my daily food shopping.  Why daily you ask?  Cause usually there’s a transaction like thus that goes down in my house:
“Fadder.  There’s nothing to eat, Fadder.” 
“Well, there might be if you little piggies didn’t continuously stuff your faces!”
That, in a nutshell, is why they know me by name at my local supermarket(s). 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Completely Random Photo of the Immediate Future

                                     Behold!  Heaven on earth!
 
This!  This is why the terrorists hate us.  Not for our freedoms, or our vast, extensive pornography.  No.  It’s because in every supermarket in America there’s a 6 foot long section of Oreo cookies.  No one, not even us Americans, deserves so much artery clogging goodness.
                            See? I wasn’t shittin’ you.  Those are Oreos!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Original Digital Pirates

“The most mysterious painting in the history of European art just got a little more mysterious. For centuries, Madrid's Prado Museum has held what was believed to be a mere replica of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. But researchers at the museum recently discovered that their copy wasn't just any copy. Thanks to the use of infrared technology, they deduced that the work was not only painted in Leonardo's workshop, by one of his students, but that it was done at the same time as the master was completing the original.”

                                                       npr.com
                                                           The offensive dupilcate.
I gotta tell you…this stuff amazes me.  In a time when everything is seemingly known…how is this shit still being discovered?!?!  It amazes me that not only was it recently realized that this painting was made at the same time as the “real” Mona Lisa, but in the same workshop?!?!?  And by one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s da Vinci’s own students?!?!?  It’s not like this painting was hidden or in some private collection, either.  This thing was out in the open.  In front of the art world’s eyes!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Today's post...

"Keeping Kids Safe in the Wild West that is the Internet"is over at parentsociety.com.  Your friendly neighborhood jman is bringing it down a shade, leaving the "funny" here for more serious stuff over there.  Here's an excerpt:

"I love the internet. Man, do I love the internet! The amount of information available to all of us, at any given instant, never ceases to amaze me. With my iPad, I now have the internet wherever I am and whenever I want. (As long as I’m near a Wi-Fi hotspot, that is. Don’t even get me started on that.) The future is almost here...!"


Don't worry.  Don't worry.  I'm not turning in my "stupid" badge any time soon, to be all uptighty and serious now.  Pul-lease.  Actually, quite the opposite.  I'm being lazy, not providing you with dual content, like I have the last few weeks.  Joke's on you!!!

Ohhhh...quit your cryin'!!!   Get over there and start readin:  "Keeping Kids Safe in the Wild West that is the Internet".  And maybe next week I'll get back to the #unfunny...