Saturday, June 30, 2007
Next, I put in my LJ address:
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
* hell (3x)
* bastards (2x)
* gay (1x)
I guess I have to pick up some slack on The Aviary.
Also, gay?!?! Fucking fags.
So I put in The Aviary's address into this website. It returned this automated response:
I suspect this might be a skewed, since it is only based on the front page. I haven't been fucking cursing lately.
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
* hell (7x)
* bitches (1x)
"Hell" seven times? That's a heck of a lot.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Now that my WoW account has run out, my bank account with it, I have to decide what game to play around with until I get itchy for another round of MMO'ing.
Diablo and KOTOR come to mind. Never finished the latter, and Diablo is just fun to explore. Perhaps there will even be a picture story?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
You may be wondering why I chose to celebrate Post #1013 and not #1000! Well, it's certainly not because I didn't notice until today that I passed up that thousandth and just kept posting anyway! Certainly not! It's not that reason, certainly!
I guess the biggest question is how bloggers celebrate
Stop the ACLU
Who the Hell: An anti-American Civil Liberties Union blog, which, when put that way, really does sound like it's evil, doesn't it?
Celebration for #1000: Ate own first born.
Who the Hell: One of terribly many liberal blogs. I chose this specific one with a roulette wheel.
Celebration for #1000: Ate first born of random rich man (picked by roulette wheel).
Dave Barry's Blog
Who the Hell: The blog of the formerly very busy, now very lazy, newspaper columnist/humorist where he posts all the crazy news everyone sends him.
Celebration for #1000: There was this man in Sydney, Australia who exploded a toilet with a squirrel in it. The squirrel escaped unharmed and stole the man's wallet.
Grand Text Auto
Who the Hell: This is a scholarly blog, applying scholarship and various types of critiques to New Media (the Internet, video games, etc.)
Celebration for #1000: Posted ten new Wikipedia articles to which they had added information about New Media. BUT ALL THE TEXT WAS FORMATTED OFF CENTER!!! THOSE PRANKSTERS!!!
Who the Hell: The Mormon sector of the Blogosphere and a webring... believe me, I was as surprised as you are. (Learn more about the Bloggernacle Choir!)
Celebration for #1000: Got together and sang. Their MIDI rendition of Star-Spangled Banner was stirring.
Who the Hell: Almost as good as KittenWar
Celebration for #1000: Posted picture of kitten mewing.
I Can Has Cheezburger?
Who the Hell: Almost good KittenWar as?
Celebration for #1000: Posted picture of kitten mewing, "1000 POSTS, BITCHES!"
Of course, I didn't have a 1000th post celebration! I'm having this one!
So why did I really choose this number, 1013? It does have a meaning, for your information, and perhaps some of you need a history lesson.
Ever heard of a little show called The X-Files? Did you know Mulder's apartment number was 1013? Did you know his birthday was 10/13? DID YOU KNOW HIS EYESIGHT WAS ALSO 10/13?!?! And remember, Ten Thirteen Productions was the production company for the show.
So thank you, Writer/Director/Producer Chris Carter. You officially made me into a nerd.
And thank you, Aviarians, for reading.
Labels: Longer Stuff
I give it two weeks.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Me and Andy have returned! And I promise I'll never leave your side again (at least until mid-July)!
Friday, June 22, 2007
As a gift for you guys before our vacation this weekend, I plundered an article from this'ere arrrrticle.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Taking yet another vacation... but this time Andy and I will actually be somewhere! We're going for a spiritual/scatological humor recharge up at an undisclosed retreat in deep woods Wisconsin. I dare you to try to stop us.
Cheers, and we'll be back with some majorly nice stuff when we get back.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
When it comes to politics, we can't forget that Dave Barry is running in 2008, and he's a candidate better than Ron Paul, Bill Richardson, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Adolf Hitler combined. Plus, he's an independent!
Monday, June 18, 2007
My only real interest in keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House is to keep out a Northsider who turned to the Yankees.
Will Park Ridge, Chicago, and the rest of Illinois do the same?
(I really have no serious gripes with Hillary except the "former Chicagoan/Yankees Fan" thing. It's disgraceful.)
I TOLD you to watch Robot Chicken.
(This link provided by Alex. For other links, once this one gets taken down, ask Google!)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Empire on Ice. That's all I have to say.
Go watch Robot Chicken: Star Wars.
Happy Father's (Father's?) Day! I hope all my peers reading this right now have avoided that scourge!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Yeah, this's pretty much what would happen to me, too.
(Posting this link from a link in Comments from Alex. It's for posterity (in case my comment archives get wiped someday, which happens at times.)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Countering my last post, scientists in Britain are prudes.
They're absolutely bloody excellent.
(Sorry for breaking my own code a few times recently. I prefer to post videos here as links and not as embedded objects... it's just easier.)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Remember that really scary piece of technology I was showing off about a week ago?
Here's a trial of it.
(Because it's designed by Microsoft, the trial only seems to work with Internet Explorer. Hope you have it!)
Monday, June 11, 2007
Correction: Ron Paul is a Congressman, not a senator. We at the Aviary apologize for this screwup.
Doesn't he seem almost reasonable?
So far, my political machine (it's the big washing machine connected by a series of tubes to a refridgerator and broom in my basement) has barely heated up, but the debates have been going on anyway.
There are the obvious candidates, Hillary, McCain, Guiliani, and Obama. While I mildly support them, those who know me know I love dark horses, and as the Internet knows, Bill Richardson and Ron Paul are as black as they come.
Bill Richardson is a New Mexican governor running for the Democratic nomination. He is also the only candidate, of the GOP or Dems, mind you, that has the support of the NRA. He's a very moderate, almost conservative, Democrat, though he also has the most experience in elected office of any Democratic candidate. He also is one of the major Democrats who were against the Iraq war before it began, something he certainly isn't exploiting for political gain.
On an extra note: Obama's not the only half-minority running: Richardson is half Mexican... making him New Mexican, I think.
Ron Paul is a
I think he'd veto his own mother.
So, to sum it up, we have a NRA Card-carrying Democrat (not that there's anything WRONG with that) and an elf running. I'm currently hoping for them to make it an awesome November 2008, for my sake.
P.S. Here's something very poignant from the last GOP debate/stolen off of YouTube/really stolen from Real Time with Bill Maher.
Andy got himself out of jury duty, got himself to BluesFest and Printer's Row (getting plenty of free stuff and some good cheap books including a signed book by Victor Borge!) three days this weekend, and refereed a game of Capture the Flag on Sunday! He was so tired at the end of it all.
Hope he wakes up sometime within the next week.
Sorry for the long break, but it's been a busy four days! Chicago was absolutely alive with BluesFest, Printer's Row Book Fair, and a major game of Capture the Flag in Oak Park (Ignatian-run).
I will write later about all that, but for now, I will simply post the coolest animal scientific name ever: Alligator mississippiensis, the American Alligator.
(Found at Cute Overload.)
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Normally, I don't let Stephen Colbert do my talking, but this begs to be posted.
Have you seen the London Olympic logo? Someone paid more than $12.95 for that? Ages 3-9?
No, seriously, watch the video. The one Swiss Guard does nothing!
I suppose Chicago and Asheville aren't the only places getting their share of black eyes in sports.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I was actually at the Cubs game, only about 20 or so rows from the field, where teammates Michael Barrett and Carlos Zambrano fought. I barely saw it, but still, I consider myself proud to have witnessed such a beautiful and honorable moment in Chicago sports history.
Manager Lou Piniella, the next game, probably totally not thinking at all about the game the day before, exploded. He kicked dirt all over the ump and grabbed the ump's arm, apparently. He is suspended four games without access to beaches, gardens, and dirt roads. His consolation prize is a new hat.
The White Sox are... well... I really don't know. Ozzie's still managing and not being hunted by the NAACP, right?
The Bears' Tank Johnson got out of jail, finally. The Chicago papers released the list of junk food he ate in jail. Thankfully, they did this "on the way in" and not "on the way out."
However, for all our woes, I still found a video to cheer us all up.
I have no idea what he says, but I'm sure it's good!
(Link credit: Larke.)
Monday, June 04, 2007
I wrote this a while back (mostly just after my class graduated), and due to Ignatius graduating right now, I figured now's as good as any time to post it.
By Andy Dost '04
In other Ignatius news, the Sun-Times just hit the admin pretty hard with a frontpage story (which I'm sure a lot of Iggians have heard already).
Apparently the admin didn't learn as much in 40 years as I learned in four.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Totally at the top of my To-See list.