Time to kill this blog

Its been a long time. Almost four years. I have matured in those four years. This blog came from a platform of bitching and moaning to become a platform of bitching and moaning with some degree of respect. I think I have progresses enough to kill it now.

An apology goes out to anyone whoever felt hurt by the words expressed on this site. I have been wanting to kill it more and more as evidenced by months of inactivity.

I will try and be a better writer. I used to write and I will try and do so. The New blog is a work in progress. This one has been nothing but a thorn in my side with trying to change page elements, the RSS buttons not working, etc etc.

I will try and do better.

If you come across this, that means the blog is dead. Happy reading, the past four years but It kind of deserves its rest in peace.

Keep moving forward and further the progressive Reason-driven agenda.


Monkey Grass

Monkey Grass, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Didn't know Monkey Grass was supposed to blossom flowers.

This was taken from my front yard. It has been incredibly HOT as hell and humid. Now I am sitting in my house on a Sunday night 23:12 and its still 85 deg F (29 deg C) with 63% RH outside. This equals instant sweat. You get sweaty swamp balls and it sucks. It also doesn't help that my next door neighbors have a 500 gallon pool that they filled a month ago and left the water sitting in it. So now there are a shitload of mosquitoes out everywhere. They never heard of West Nile I am sure.

Fucking miserable.



Language warning. But hilarious.


PC Desktop on its death bed

I noticed iTunes has been bogging down the desktop well- its iTunes and Last.fm scrobbling. They both have become unusable. This is a bad thing, cause all 30GB of my music and also 10GB of my photos are on that pc. I am currently looking to source some external hard drives for data migration. or storage in case of an ill timed demise.


Last.fm -new layout & Twitter Stable

Last.fm have changed their layout and it took me for a bit of a shock. They made it rather Myspace-ey but not as lame as myspace. I don't mind the change really. It is a drastic change though. Kind of counter intuitive for everyone used to the original feel of the site.

Amid all the complaining and bitching and moaning from many people Twitter seem to have prevailed over the problems they have been plagued with lately. (Mostly High-Schoolers, Mainstream hair gel wearing persons, Pop-Top 40 types and Abercrombie Zombies) I am glad its more stable and frankly have not updated Plurk in a long time. I am thinking about placing a Twitter badge here but I always have a problem with layouts and sidebars and display - Even if you look now you can see the RSS badges don't line up with the descriptions. Sesame Street Terror Alert is out of whack etc etc.

I may just replace Sesame Street with the twitter html badge. Just something to ponder.

I sure hope no one gets pissed off from my morning upload but I didnt notice any ill effects. The upload speeds here are incredibly many times more fast than the DL speeds.

I am waiting for Last.fm to become regular again. I know my tracks are getting scrobbled but the site is incredibly slow. I get a timeout on the tracert to last.fm

Easy Money

WaitingGame (1), originally uploaded by Chris1051.

While Standing in line, waiting to pay at the Gallatin Goodyear, a Gallatin Police officer comes in and jokingly (although I am not laughing) says to the guys who work at Goodyear "So, what are y'all doing today besides making easy money?"

My company vehicle firstly would not start, so it needed a new battery. Then it needed new front tires. The back tires, though old had good traction. They saw that I had a national account and their eyelids flapped like a cash register and $$$$$$ replaced the eyes. They called the national account and managed to ask for 4 new tires, a new battery (which I did need) and new brakes (which I probably needed) The truck is like a whole new truck now but god they do try and exploit these situations. The final bill to the national account was $880 Easy money for 4 hours of work.



So I am at the mall trying to find an item. The mall nowadays is a bit of a miserable experience due to the onslaught of panhandling. Kiosks manned by young people. Selling you everything from massages to toys. Also in the food court, you get people trying to give you samples. It makes an overall lousy shopping experience.


Who Dreamt this up

DSC_1288.jpg, originally uploaded by Zsolt Vajda.

A Great catch by Zsolt Vajda I know this has been out for a while and I had second thoughts about blogging it but It is just to hilariously ridiculous I just had to.


0712082041a, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Great use of my free time (wherever I may be) reading my RSS feeds. Here is the BBC.


I saw this on another blog and liked it so much I had to steal it.

pure awesomeness.

blogging from Cracker Barrel

0712082054, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

This was my dinner tonight. Cracker Barrel never seems to upset. It doesn't look too good in the picture, but we can blame this on lighting and the digital camera on my cell phone didn't have a flash. However, it was very good to eat. I also got one of those Strawberry Icebox pies. That was quite good.

(the following was typed out on my N810 when I finished the meal in Cracker Barrel)

Anyway I shouldn't be judgmental and I realise I can be a dick at times. But I have to mention. There is a power couple that just sat down for dinner. They both weigh in excess of 400lbs so their combined weight is in excess of 800lbs. This made me ponder for a second. I thought to myself I am sure glad that the chairs are made of sturdy wood because they would surely break and buckle under the stress. I know its not nice to make fun of people but this isn't really making fun. This is speaking critically of the obesity problem we are witnessing in the western world. The lifespan of their vehicles' suspension system is undoubtedly shortened by their added weight. Again I know it sounds ugly and mean however these comments are not directed at them as human beings. Just the obese in general. I myself am above ideal human male weight for my height.


Clever, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

One time there used to be this guy who was a real dick to me on an online forum - a real crappy conservative site. ( I will not mention it here but if these people still read this blog expect a deluge of comments - of which I will publish freely. But after which I will post the link to this sorry website.) He stole this tagline and used it for his own. I think whoever came up with the tagline was very clever. But it is essentially meaningless. You could put anything you wanted in its place as he did. He said "Know Guns, Know Peace. No guns, no peace nor safety". There was a deluge over at my blogsite from this board - that I left in December 2004 - from the website's administrator and all of the members. I still have every single email regarding the incident - only because I have Gmail and I have that luxury of never throwing anything away. Looking back, I should have kept those blog posts on my site flaming that retarded site - but I took it down. This was in an era before captchas and smooth editing. A quick check of the domain that was this awful board today shows that the board is still in operation. More folders than active members on the site. Its a mess. Nothing but a circle jerk of right wing hate speech.


Mary Kay Regime

Mary Kay Regime, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

I admit I don't really know much about the Mary Kay Regime - but I have read that it is a completely private company so it is not required to report its earnings. I dug a little further and its a huge Pyramid Scheme. I saw this and thought it to be a rare sight - considering no one is making any money except the select few. Had to document.

The Plaintiff

The Plaintiff, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

I had to take the truck to Goodyear to get the oil changed. Of course the mechanic tried to take me for a fool, but I suppose he saw me as someone who didn't know much about cars. Trying to sell me a bunch of extra bullshit. I took this -everyone who doesn't change their own oil knows this site very well. a TV with no cable or satellite - only over-the-air channels showing some variant of either a Judge program, Oprah, Jerry Springer, or Montel or Maury. Filled with bullshit "Do you want to make more money? Of course we all do." commercials.