So here's another Rocky Horror clip for you. I always thought the guitar riff at the beginning was pretty kick ass. As a matter of fact, the entire beginning is the best part of The Time Warp. I think they go a little bit overboard on the chorus. Too many people singing. That's just my expert opinion mind ye'.
(and if you want to see the version they did on the Drew Carey Show, click here).
So there you go everyone. My week's end song send off. Don't forget to check back over the weekend because when the other blogs are doing nothing - there's a party going on over here...In you mouth!..(big black lady holding palm out: WWHAAAAAT????)
Friday, October 31, 2008
So here's another Rocky Horror clip for you. I always thought the guitar riff at the beginning was pretty kick ass. As a matter of fact, the entire beginning is the best part of The Time Warp. I think they go a little bit overboard on the chorus. Too many people singing. That's just my expert opinion mind ye'.
When I was in 9th grade, my sister was going to the TLA on South Street in Philly to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show with some freaky new friends. The said that they needed someone to "act out" the part of Dr Scott while the movie was playing. I had no idea what they were even talking about. They told me all I had to do was roll down the aisle in a wheel chair. Little did I know that I would be pelted with a hundred rolls of Scott toilet paper. Stupid jerks.
I was thinking about that last night because the Rocky Horror Picture Show was on TV. Here's my favorite song from the movie. Happy Halloween everybody!
If you're a reader of this blog, this is a day that you'll never forget. The reason? I have captured, on film a never before seen creature. Some type of dog/beast/monster thing. I took this photo in West Whiteland, PA on Colwyn Terrace. Click the picture below to get a better view of this freakish beast.
A few of you may say that it's a red fox but you're wrong. Look at the tail! What the hell is this thing? And it had the nerve to walk around in broad daylight. At least Sasquatch and Nessie have the decency to hide from humans. This mutant almost wants to be found.
I will consider movie names from readers as well as names for the monster.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
If you didn't have a ticket to the Phillies game last night when they won the World Series but you want to see what if would have looked like from the stands..check out this video. It's the final pitch.
If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye you have no soul.
I'm special - Candy at the blog Candy's Daily Dandy just gave me A BFF Card. It's stands for Blogging Friends Forever. If I ever meet her in person I'm going to pull it from my wallet and ask her if I can redeem it for one slow dance. The song? Dream Weaver.
Choices - If I ever met anyone at a dinner party and they told me that they were a ventriloquist, I wouldn't be able to control myself from laughing in their face. After of course I say, "No I'M a ventriloquist" - and I pick up a sponge, fold it in half and perform a few bits.
Girlie Side - I like to sit in the bath and read. I never light candles but I do bring a stack of books and mags to read. I also have a scotch, wine or beer to sip on. One time my manly next door neighbor called me right before I got in the tub. We talked briefly and then the phone went dead. I thought the conversation was over so I just got in the tub without calling him back. Next thing, I hear him at the window yelling,
"Zibbs! Zibbs!...Zibbs?" (he thought something was wrong with me, like I fell, and came over to see if I was OK). I peak my head toward the window and say,
"Sorry Greg, I couldn't hear you. I was in just taking a bath." As the word were coming out of my mouth I felt very gay.
Contest - Don't forget it's not too late to enter the That Blue Yak Google This Contest. I've already received a few pictures. Camera phone pictures will be accepted so there are no excuses. You will regret it because there are prizes. And unfortunately, there will also be some tears.
Freaks and Geeks - It's now on DVD and it's not only hysterical but the closest thing to what the early 80's were really like.Phillies - The Phillies parade is Friday at noon. Can't decide whether to go or not.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"I've never mooned anyone because I have an irrational fear of strangers accidentally catching a glimpse of my butt hole in unflattering light. I wish I was lying, and I wish I could stop confessing these things to you people."
Looking out at the huge moon the other night it got me thinking about actual mooning. We used to do it all of the time in high school. One time in 11th grade we were driving down Boot Road and we saw a bunch of people we knew from Downingtown - a neighboring and inferior high school. I was driving a Toyota Corona station wagon at the time - which is a smallish station wagon. I yell for my friends to get into the back to moon them. We're all laughing hysterically.
By the way the photo of the people mooning above is the annual Mooning of Amtrak Trains that happens every July in Laguna Niguel, California. To read more about that event, click here.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Some blogs are just downright immature, vulgar and on the level of a 3rd grader. HEY!.. I'm not talking about my blog. I'm talking about Chris at Some Guy's Blog. He's got this video with George Brett telling another player how he crapped his pants. If that's what you think passes for humor then....OK it's funny as hell. To hear it, click here.
And by the way, if you haven't heard yet, the Phillies game has been postponed until Wednesday.
Well now that we're into the 4th quarter, I think it's time to announce another call for action - but this time it's a CONTEST! You read that correctly. I hereby announce the THAT BLUE YAK Google This Contest. Here's how it works:
- Write: Google This: "That Blue Yak" on paper or on any surface you wish (body parts?).
- Take a photo of it.
- Email it to me at Lebner1@yahoo.com by Friday, Oct 31, 2008. Put "YAK GOOGLE CONTEST" in subject line. Image should be jpg. or gif. file format.
- The coolest, most original photo will win a real life prize that will be mailed to them. 2nd and 3rd place will also win but prizes will be much shittier. You can leave your address in the email or wait to see if you win. It doesn't matter to me.
A few tips and ideas:
- take picture with something regional in the picture (ie. French readers can be kicking the Eiffel Tower)
- take a picture of your workspace (maybe with you giving the finger to your boss?)
- Take a picture showing how you've decorated the front "yard" of your trailer.
Just remember this needs to appear in the photo:
Monday, October 27, 2008
The purpose is to share 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about your self.
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagged peops know once your entry is UP.
1) I always need to get the ultimate deal on things. If I'm buying something over $100, I'll research it for hours just to get the best deal. I also have an obsession with coupons.
2) I get obsessed with things then go totally overboard. Examples: when in my exercise obsession, I was running and biking everyday, reading everything I could on the subject and had to record every distance and time - even if it was just for training. Selling books online phase: about 6 years ago I started picking up books at book sale and selling them on Half.com and Amazon. It became such an obsession that I was sometimes going to 3 bookstores or thrift stores a week -even though I didn't really need the money. I got so good that I could go intoi a book sale and spend $3 on books then sell them for $300. Current obsession is blogging and building blog traffic.
3) I sometimes will have over 30 books checked out of the library - mostly non fiction and I rarely read them cover to cover.
4) When I'm driving in the car alone, I often will sing the song either in a different voice, or add tons of extra made up lyrics in. I've been busted often.
5) When I'm in my office and it gets dark, I need to shut my blinds because I have a feeling that someone is looking at me.
6) I can't add numbers in my head. Seriously. If I'm playing darts and my score is 87 and I get 6 points, 3 points and 4 points, and I don't use my fingers to count - it takes me a real long time.
...and you all thought I was normal. Now here are the people I'm tagging:
Sunday, October 26, 2008
When people think of West Chester based media powerhouses they think of two organizations -That Blue Yak and QVC. Do the two get along? Absolutely not. But that's a story for another day as the Eagles game starts in 10 minutes.
Since there is a QVC/That Blue Yak feud going on, I have no problem showing this video I found that shows a caller doing a great prank call to QVC. The product - the Tabletop Doorbell Kit.
Here's a really funny video that I found on Youtube. It's about the history of Chester County. I have no idea who made it but it looks like something I'd make with a bunch of buddies.
(warning: harsh language and mention of genitals).
Saturday, October 25, 2008
- Get yourself a boneless pork roast
Marinate for 4 - 6 hours.
- Take pork out of the bag and tie it with string. This will help it to cook evenly. (Do it better than the sloppy job I did in the picture above.
At first glance, this Japanese commercial for an exercise saddle look great - but it looks a bit dangerous? But at 43 seconds in, they do show that it comes with a handle for safety purposes. I speak zero Japanese but if my interpretation of the international language of enthusiasm and honesty is correct - this thing is an A plus winner!
Does anyone own one?
Click here to see it.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I don't like to release posts too close to each other unless it's breaking news about me, but I need to get out of here and since it's Friday, I need to leave everyone with a song. It's part my format you see.
This song here is The Weight by The Band. It's from the movie The Last Waltz. If you haven't seen it, it's only the best concert film ever with performances by Neil Young, Van Morrison ,Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan among others. It's a classic. So play this loud and make sure to stop back over the weekend.
......Also, was getting a beer in West Chester at the end of the day and this is what really happened. Only 6 people in this Irish Pub [Kildare's]. This hot chick. I mean hot - approaches me. I'd been reading the blog comments on my blackberry but the whole subject of bloggers and meeting bloggers was kind of in my head. Oh yeah, and I have my best suit on so I'm looking gooood [I'm not making this part up]:
Chick: Excuse me.
Chick: Are you Jim?
Chick: I'm Eileen.
Me: Hi. How are you doing Eileen (trying to figure out where I know her from).
Chick: So how are you?
Me: Pretty good.
Chick: So it's uh..nice to meet you.
Me: Wait do I know you?
Chick: yeah, we've talked and...yeah.
Me: What's your name?
Chick: Eileen. And you're Jim.
Me: Where do I know you from? (thinking she's a blogger that somehow found out who Zibbs was)
Chick: We were supposed to meet here for a date.
Me: ..Um. I don't think so.
Chick: Oh. (sits down 2 seats away)
Me: I'm married and I was just sitting here having a beer...
Chick: Oh well I was supposed to meet a blind date here and his name is also Jim. It's one of those online dating service things. You kind of look like what he described himself as (she looks confused)
Jim: Oh. Well he'll probably be here soon.
Chick: I thought that you saw me - then you were disappointed so you were pretending you weren't him.
Me: No. I'm married but if I wasn't I'd ...go out with you. (bartender is witnessing the whole thing)
..then I went on to talk for a few minutes and I told her I have a friend that's single and he's a good looking guy with a good job and he just started doing the online dating thing as well. She asked if I would give him her number and I said yes. Just then Jim (the poor man's Jim) walked in so we stopped talking. I was only there for one beer but she wrote her phone number (digits to the hep) on a napkin and gave it to the bartender when she went to the bathroom and the bartender slipped it to me. Interesting.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Well here we go. I've been asked to reveal myself lately. I've been asked who I am. I've been asked if I'm married. Honestly, I would love to reveal everything about myself but if I did, my career would be over. What is my real career? It may sound odd but I market a self help program that help the retarded feel better about themselves. It's called, "You think you got it bad, look at this dude."...It's a powerpoint based program that shows really, really, really retarded people. OK I'm lying.
The truth is however, that the reason I don't reveal my identity is that I know that if I did, I wouldn't be able to write things that I do in this blog. It is very tempting but whenever I read that a blogger wishes that their family or coworkers didn't know about their blog or that they had stayed behind the shadows it makes me feel kind of bad for them. How many people are afraid to write something but they don't because they're afraid the wrong person might read it. I mean seriously, look at some of the stuff that's going up on this here blog. All I need is for a client to say, "We can know longer do business together." Then they get out from behind their desk and they're one of those pear shaped people. And you now how I feel about pear shaped people.
As for a little personal info, I am married. Sorry ladies. I also have 2.3 kids - although the .3 one I don't count because we have zero dwarf blood in my family so I think my wife may have cheated on me for that one.
Will you ever know who I am? Maybe. In fact, Falwless and I email regularly and I even emailed her a picture of myself from the shore. I'm sure it's hanging proudly in her trailer. Whiskey Marie asked for my addresses and she sent me a cool card. She could post my home address on her blog but I'm sure (pray) she won't. In fact, if you want to be my friend on Facebook, invite me. My email address is Lebner1@yahoo.com. (Also, if you send me an email, make sure to put "that blue yak" in the subject line). If we get to know each other, maybe we will meet. I'd consider even adding people to my LinkedIn contacts.
I've even met some local bloggers in person and would like to meet more. I've been talking to some local bloggers and we were thinking about having an open call for area bloggers to go out and have some drinks. I'll post something when the date is set. I just would have a problem if someone spitefully posted my identity and put my job and blog at risk. Because if you think I'm good at coming up with funny stuff...you should see how good I am at revenge. Oh boy. It ain't pretty.
So there you go. If you have any questions ask away. I'm not saying I'm going to answer them all but feel free. I love you all *throwing kisses and roses*.
OK people, keep it down, keep it down....Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you....Dr Zibbs:
Head of Security: (into bullhorn) People! Please people. Please stop and calm down! And anyone caught throwing items to the stage will be removed, beaten on the way out and prosecuted!
Big Fat Lady at Front of Stage: F that noise, I'm going in!
Random Crowd member #1: Ahhhhhhhh! Oh My GOD!!!
Random Crowd Member #2: NOOOOOOOO! Oh the humanity!!!
Random Crowd Member #3: Does anyone know if they're still selling commemorative gifts in the lobby? I have my heart set on a That Blue Yak hand fan.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1) Clothes - I'm comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt but I like to be dressed up. My favorite shirts are the travelers shirts from Jos. A Bank. I also like when I'm wearing a suit because I get a lot of looks from the ladies. And as you know, it's all about my ego.
2) Furniture - chairs.
3) Sweet - Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, peanut butter pie, homemade apple pie.
4) City - Nashville - Home of my favorite bar in the world, Tootsies Orchid Lounge. In one night, a drunk girl grabbed my package as she was stumbling down the steps and then later, when I was telling some chick at the bar what happened, she asked, "like this?" and reached over and grabbed my package (I should write a post about that night). Stratford-Upon-Avon - I used to travel there regularly for work. Beautiful English town. Home of Billy Shakespeare. Las Vegas - I hate gambling but I still love this city. Milan - beautiful (stayed for a week in the best hotel in Milan - see picture above). Hong Kong -it's kind of Manhattan if they bussed all the people in from Chinatown.
5) Drink - Good bourbon, Dewers Scotch. Beer: from Yuengling and Corona to most beer from Victory brewery which is about 10 minutes from home. Red wine. Monticello Riojo from Spain is house wine but I love all red wines. Margaritas on the rocks with tons of salt.
6) Music - Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The Who, The Clash.. see my profile for more.
7) TV Series - The Simpsons - I've been watching since season 1. SCTV, Strangers with Candy, Animal shows, Nova, Tons of Food Network shows.
8) Film - One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Anything Quentin Tarantino, Horror movies but I hate the Saw movies because they're just stupid. Austin Powers, Welcome to the Dollhouse, etc.
9) Workout - I've been terrible with exercising lately but running and biking.
10) Pastries - Croissants, Cream puffs (I feel kind of gay saying a like cream puffs but damn it they're light and tasty).
11) Coffee -Wawa coffee is the best. Unless I'm getting a fancy frap with chocolate or caramel at Starbucks, I think their coffee sucks and it's the biggest scam in modern history.
And like a child that doesn't get way, since the award I created, the 2008 That Blue Yak Postee failed to make it onto more than 5 blogs, I will not be awarding(punishing) anyone with this award. I guess that makes you all winners....or losers.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So in reference to my blogger girl calendar post, Jon suggested that I add the months of Stalktober and Creepuary. I'm still laughing at that. I don't understand what he's referring to, but I'm still laughing at that.
But on the subject of creepy, check this out.
Monday, October 20, 2008
January Melo - She's the red head in the middle.
February Alice - in sexy Halloween outfits. The playboy bunny is my favorite.
March Lydia - She's the 4th picture down on the right (and some pictures below that).
April Gwen - The top picture with the fingers for gun is my favorite in this one.
May Ms. Florida Transplant - Hopefully she'll read this before she picks the winner of her current caption contest (hint - bribe - hint - wink)
June Beckeye - In her witchy-evil pose.
July Chele - Doing one of her famous splits on the dance floor.
August Morgetron - This is her with red hair.
September Whiskey Marie - One cool chick.
Cha-Ka from the Land of the Lost. I don't think many women would take it as a complement if they were called that. When my sister was in high school, they used to refer to this short, squat, monkey featured girl named Karen as Cha-Ka. Not to her face.....but, you know.
So when my sister's friend Carrie - from a different high school was invited to a party this is what happened when she was standing in line for a beer and Cha-Ka was in front of her. She had no idea that Cha-Ka was a reference to the Land of the Lost apelike character or that it wasn't her real nickname:
Carrie: Oh I know you.
Carrie: You're Cha-Ka.
Cha-Ka: No my name is Karen.
Carrie: No but your nickname is Cha-Ka right?
Carrie: No. Just Karen.
Cha-Ka: No. Come on Cha-Ka. (yelling to my sister) JULIE. JULIE.JUUUULIEEEE! Isn't this Cha-Ka? Yeah your Cha-Ka.
Cha-Ka: (confusion then tears)
And don't feel too bad for Cha-Ka because she was actually a jerk. And if you forget what ChaKa looks like, behold:
On a related subject, I asked if readers would like a link to a post concerning foot in mouth stories as well as a few other post subject. Only three readers took the time. Check out these posts:
Katrocket - Post about putting your foot in your mouth. Click here.
Fancy Schmancy - Here's a link to a crazy Grateful Dead concert story.
New reader Legal Mist - wrote a post about a practical joke involving drug testing.
Thanks you guys!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The Johnny DeFrancesco Power Trio is at Bam Margera's The Note tonight (Oct 18) in West Chester. I saw them at Vincents Jazz and Blues * on Gay Street a while back and they're a really good power trio, playing lots of Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughn and other great blues and rock.
The other bands playing are Monacy and The Sermon.
And as always, I'll be on the lookout for any bloggers. I may even introduce myself so make sure to hit an ATM beforehand because it's going to be very embarrassing for you when you want to buy me drinks all night and all that's in your pocket are a few coins, a paper clip and a Wrigley's wrapper. Seriously, have some self respect.
*Did you know that Joe Pesci sang at Vincent's in the early 1980's when he was the lead singer for a Jazz band? It's a fact.
**Upon meeting me, until notice is given, do not look me directly in the eyes. Also, use common sense and perhaps others to gauge my mood. Don't come on too strong and always remember that I like to guide the tempo, tone and pace of all conversations. Other than that - have fun with it!
Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle* were great in Young Frankenstein. It's on my top 25 funniest movies of all time list. In fact, I think it's the funniest Mel Brooks movie. Since we're approaching Halloween, I thought I'd treat everyone to the Puttin' on the Ritz scene from Young Frankenstein:
..and for the brave souls who want to torture themselves by watching Taco perform Puttin' On The Ritz -click here.
*Did you know that Peter Boyle was born locally in Norristown, PA and attended West Catholic High School in Philly? Mm.hmm. Did you know that my dad went to West Catholic and is about the same age and now I have to go see if I can find my Dad's yearbook? Yup. Did you know that John Lennon was the best man at Peter Boyle's wedding? Also true.
Friday, October 17, 2008
There's nothing I like better than German stuff, music and hot chicks. Well this video has all of those things. The name of the group is Atomik Harmonik. They're actually from Slovenia, but I'm sure they wish they were from Germany. And as regular readers know, I usually like to start the weekend off with a song, and this Polka Pop my friends - is catchy. You'll see.
My regular readers also know that I love festivals. And there's a great one happening around here on Sunday. It's the Saint Peters Village Octoberfest. I went last year and I'll probably be going again to enjoy some brats, German music and some beer. And if I see any bloggers there, I will kindly introduce myself, just as I did to some very lucky fellow bloggers I spotted at the West Chester Chili Fest. I'm sure they're both still talking about that fateful day. Seriously. Can you imagine how exciting that would be? It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. And I'm ME!
P.S. Write yourself a little note on a post-it to remind yourself to stop back this weekend or you'll be missing out on the fun that's planned. Also, I didn't forget about the links for the contests so don't even try it. I'll be writing that post soon.
So if you didn't read the comments in this post from yesterday, you missed out on a potential blogger on blogger pillow fight that may be happening at a PA Marriot. The cat fight in the comments area gets pretty darn saucy so be warned. Some of the arousing words and phrases used were:
I'll be spending the next few days working through the logistics, getting corporate sponsors and making sure I'm groomed properly ala the Cowardly Lion * from the Wizard of Oz in that one scene near the end of the movie.
On the subject of fights, enjoy this real one punch fight at a PTA meeting that's one of my all time favorite videos. There's nothing funnier to me than when someone's being an a-hole or trying to act funny then something goes horribly, horribly wrong.
*If you look very closely, you'll notice that the Cowardly Lion in the link above is not Bert Lahr from the Wizard of Oz movie. Seriously, take another look. It's a young up and coming actor named Andrew Gonzales from the production of the Wizard of Oz at Hemstead High School in Iowa. I found the picture on the World Wide Web.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
...and now a word from Carl..
Carl: uhh...Hi. I'm ...uhhh..new here. My name is Carl. I was pulled off the street to tell everyone that Dr Zibbs is very ..OWWWWWWW..Busy. He did actually have a meeting tonight but appreciates all of the ladies fighting over a potential brawl at the Philadephia Marriot. And he....STOP PINCHING ME!... he wants you to know that you're all special. Stay tuned. OK WHERE'S MY PROMISED PBR POUNDER.....Hey. Stop hitting me!! Oh yeah, make sure you're all washed well in all regions. I don't know what that means, I was just told to say that.
So a conversation in the comments section a few posts ago goes like this with Lydia, new reader and commenter of my amazing, award winning blog:
Lydia: ...I'm still awaiting to hear if you are in fact male.
Dr Zibbs: Lydia, I'm so male I'm like 2 males. Twins. OK Siamese Twins.
If you're a reader of my blog, you know that I believe all creatures are created equal. Everybody is special. Some people are even more special, like retarded people. That's why I think they're called "retarded special"...and something about the love of Jesus or something...I forget the exact wording of my mission statement...anyways, imagine by sadness when I click on her blog and see this!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go get baby Jesus* a tissue. I hear him crying.
*I just thought of a great idea for churches that believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost for Jesus. What if, like that immature picture that Lydia posted, you had the Father, Son and Holy Ghost as Siamese triplets? Hmm? I know. Some of the best ideas are soooooo simple.
People with a tooth growing above their normal teeth - You know what I'm talking about. It's the tooth emerging from the gum as if it's the only remaining portion of the twin they had in the womb. And unless I'm touring hillbilly country from the safety of a tour bus, I don't want to see it.
There you go. For now.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So to get everyone excited about the Phillies game tonight in LA, here's Elton John singing Philadelphia Freedom. I know, the song was really about the Philadelphia Shuffle Boarders or something like that - I've never claimed to know anything about sports but the song does mention Philly. A lot.
And as an added bonus, he's singing it on.......Soul Train. Yes Elton John went on Soul Train. I don't know who made this decision but by the looks of the dancers, I'm sure Don Cornelius was not happy.
"OK, Elton John is on? Elton John!? Fine, then I want all the crappy dancers that have been waiting on the sidelines to dance to his song. There's no way - NO WAY - I'm going to waste the funk and soul of my good dancers on this cracker nonsense. Now if 'll excuse me, I need to get my mole powdered."
1) I keep a few small notebooks around so I can jot down ideas when I think of them.
So there are a few tips. What do you guys do?
Now I will throw out a few writing assignments. Anyone who wants to write a post on any of the following topics, let me know in the comments section of this post by midnight Thursday and I'll add a link to your post.
- A time you saw an old or fat person fall down the steps or break a chair.
There you go.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here's just some random blog stuff I'm changing my mind on:
- Garden of Hope - I mentioned at the beginning of the Summer that I would give a bum some vegetables from my Garden of Hope. They didn't earn it. Instead, I will give a local bum a photo of this pathetic tomato specimen (locally grown by an amateur gardener) and tell them that it represents him - the bum.
Well, that's it for this morning. Now go out there and start taunting your friend that are Dodgers fans because the Phillies won.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Everyone knows that miners would put a canary in a coal mine to make sure the mine was safe...well..some people don't but most do. I took this picture a while back at an antique store near Lancaster, PA. It's an actual jail cell that was used to hold the canary. It's hard to tell from the picture but there's a little seat in the cage as well as a water dish.
I was by myself when I saw this cage but if a friend* had been with me I would have asked the antique store person if the cage came with a miniature harmonica or a shiv. The antique store guy would have said, "Of course not." I would have then said, "Well do you know what buddy? You just lost yourself a God damned sale!" Then I would have stormed out like an antique store prima donna.
*The only reason I'd want a friend there is because if the situation got out of control and the fuzz came, I'd have the friend pretend he was a stranger and say that the antique store guy was at fault. I'd then say that I'd forget the whole situation if he gave me the canary jail.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Red Hots. Wieners. Hot Diggity Dogs. These are secret code words used in the Spanish American war for the tasty hot dog...... I think. I was just watching the history of the hot dog on the food channel and now I've got a craving for a Jimmy John's hot dog on West Chester pike. Natural cased dogs mind ye. I like to get one with kraut and mustard and the other with onion and mustard. I'm not sure if they're open on Sunday so I'll have to call them.
If you like hot dogs check out Hollyeats.com - she has a great page dedicated just to hot dogs. Most of the reviews are for PA, NJ and the Mid Atlantic states but she has a few other states mixed in there too.
Now enjoy this unappetizing drive-in movie hot dog commercial.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
You want to see Chris Burke* singing? You got it. I saw this Corky and Friends video over at one of my new favorite blogs, Bug-Eyed Blog and talk about a Saturday morning gift. Sweet!
I'd like to do an experiment though, take a sip of a beverage and hold it in your mouth. When the video reaches the 46 second mark, I defy anyone to be able to hold the liquid in their mouth. It's literally impossible.
*And if you want to celebrate more Corky stuff, check out my award winning post about an elevator rode I took with Chris Burke here.
So the Styx song "Come Sail Away" was on the radio as I'm driving to Wegmans this morning and it hit me. This is one of the gayest songs I've ever heard. Watch the video and sing the lyrics below. Oh yeah. Put a dress on first. Honestly, tell me those lyrics couldn't be on a poster of a unicorn and hanging in a 4th grade girl's room.
I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the virgin sea
For I've got to be free
Free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board I'm the captain
So climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow
On every shore
And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try
To carry on
I look to the sea
Reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends
And the dreams we had
We lived happily forever
So the story goes
But somehow we missed out
On the pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on
A gathering of angels appeared above our heads
They sang to us this song of hope and this is what they said
Come sail away
Come sail away
Come sail away with me
I thought that they were angels
But to my surprise
We climbed aboard their starship
And headed for the skies
Friday, October 10, 2008
Some of my more savvy readers are able to read between the lines when they hear Marvin Gaye singing, "Let's Get It On*." For those of you non hipsters who don't know what the hell he's talking about and don't have the time to painstakingly dissect the lyrics, I'm going to tell you. He's talking about having sex. Long, hot, steamy, "it's funny until someone loses an eye" sex.
I was thinking about doing a contest with this song and then getting it on with one of my readers and then when I worked out some of the details on paper I just couldn't justify it. Mostly because on the "Cons" side of my worksheet the large, circled words "Skanks" and "Dudes" was really starting to creep me out.
So anyways, enjoy this live Marvin Gaye clip from Montreux circa 1980. And don't forget to stop back over the weekend for some other great stuff happening at the old TBY.
*and speaking of "getting it on", by the looks of all that sweat, someone better be "getting him....a paper towel or washcloth."
I just saw the funniest video on Melo's blog (It's Just Easier That Way). The crappy music on the video is so funny that I laughed out loud during the entire video and have tears trickling down my face. Here's the link.
- Jan Brady has better boobs than Marsha Brady.
- The Simpsons are better than The Family Guy.
- WKRP: Bailey Quarters is better looking than Jennifer Marlow (and Jennifer Marlow aka Loni Anderson's boobs are a mile away from each other).
- SCTV was always funnier than SNL.
- All in the Family's Lionel Jefferson is way smoother than Isaac from The Love Boat.
- Happy Days: Pinky Tuscadaro was probably easier to get in the sack than Leather Tuscadaro.
- McClean Stevenson was better on M.A.S.H then on Hello Larry.
- On Newhart, the other brother Daryl was better than Daryl.
There you go.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
..Alright...Everyone can look now. If any of my nobody readers have any suspicions as to the famous people that are disguising themselves as common folk, please feel free to out them in the comments section. Here are just a few hunches I have (and to think that some of these celebs actually get pictures of everyday folk and put them on their blogs to help with their charade? ... that is downright precious):
OK people. Begin narcing..now.
So I'm reading the book "Super Dove - How the Pigeon Took Manhattan..And The World" by Courtney Humphries. It's about the history of the pigeon. It's pretty interesting. If anyone has any contacts at Harper Collins let me know because I'd like to suggest this picture for the paperback cover:
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Who's going to meet me next? You? ....You....or what about....YOU?
Guys, I need you to go and check the oil in your car. I need to have a private word with my lady readers. ....are they gone? Good.
OK ladies, It's wonderful being a girl. But did you know that the uterus is no larger than the size of a pear? Or that the ovaries are no larger than walnuts? And that fallopian tubes are not an amusement ride? It's true. The problem is that when the movie you were shown in 5th grade was playing, you weren't listening. Were you?
I think we all need a refresher course*. And coming from an anonymous blogger that you've never met that claims to be a doctor, I think you can trust me when I say, "Please watch this creepy film about menstruation that was made in the 1960's to teach gals about their changing bodies." Then when a gal pal ask you if it's OK to wash your hair while menstruating, you'll feel confident about giving them the correct answer.
*Although this film says it's safe to bowl while menstruating, this film was made in the 1960's so bowl at your own risk.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There was too much to eat to make extensive tasting notes at the cook-off but there was everything from traditional chili to chicken and andouille chili to people dumping tomato sauce, beans and meat into a pot and calling it chili. Here are the other awards I'm giving after an afternoon of tasting:
And on another note, stay tuned to hear the story of two local bloggers that were able to meet me AND shake my hand at the event.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
That's right. It's time again for the West Chester Chili Cook Off. Tomorrow - Sunday, October 5. And with chili comes a certain by-product. I remember seeing Blazing Saddles when it came out at the Warner Theater in West Chester and the bean scene with the farting had everyone rolling in the aisles.
We're all older know so I'd like everyone to practice a little maturity by watching this clip with a straight face:
The West Chester Chili Cook-Off is just a day away. The festival runs from noon - 4 on Gay Street in downtown West Chester. Here's some Red Hot Chili Peppers, live from Poland to get you in the mood. Watch Flea work that bass.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Now here's Respectable by the Rolling Stones. It's from my favorite Stones album - Some Girls. When was the last time you saw Mick playing guitar huh? To view and hear, click here.
(here are the opening lyrics)
Well now we're respected in society
We don't worry about the things that we used to be
We're talking heroin with the president
Well it's a problem, sir, but it can't be bent
Well now you're a pillar of society
You don't worry about the things that you used to be
You're a rag-trade girl, you're the queen of porn
You're the easiest lay on the White House lawn
Get out of my life, don't come back
Get out of my life, don't come back
So I had to take the dreaded trip to the Exton Kmart the other day to look for some lettuce seeds and I pass this Halloween thing pictured above. I'm looking at it and all of a sudden - and I mean all of a sudden it starts to move and the hands pick the head up out of it's neck socket. It then says something like, "I believe I'm losing my head" or something stupid like that.
Well, it completely catches me off guard and I kind of jump because the sudden movement and sound scared me in the wastelands of the Exton Kmart. I can't remember if I vocalized a mini scream, "ahhh" or not. All I know, just like when you trip and you have to look to see if anyone saw you, I turn around and this old dude is looking at me. I felt like saying,
"Listen old timer. I'm not afraid of this cheese ball monster. Something could have fallen off of the shelf and I would have jumped. I thought I was alone in the home and garden section OK? The sound startled me. That's it! You believe me..right?"
I picture the guy meeting up with his wife later in the store.
Old Lady: Did you find the rope Harry?
Old Man: Yeah I got the rope. And I saw one of those fags too.
Old Lady: A homosexual? In Kmart?
Old Man: Must of been one. He sees a scary trick or treat prop and he almost pissed his pants he was so afraid. And he screeched like a girl. But he was clearly a man.
Old Lady: Oh yeah. That was probably a gay.