Friday, October 31, 2008

Rocky Horror And The Time Warp - Look Out!

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????)

Sweet Transvestite From Rocky Horror Is A Toe Tapper

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!

Monster Captured On Film By West Chester Blogger

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.

As soon as I can come up with a name for the movie that will feature me capturing it, I'm going straight to the press. So far, a few ideas are:

- Zibbs - the Man Who Tamed Hell (this is only if I can actually capture and tame it).

- One, Two, Three - Gotcha!

- One Brave Man With One HHHHHelluva Net.

I will consider movie names from readers as well as names for the monster.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Prank Gone Wrong - The Video

Note to self: play it safe when doing Halloween pranks by getting somebody else to hide in the trash can. To understand, click here.

Phillies World Series Video In The Stands

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.

Various Things That You Shall Now Read

So here are a few tidbits - or should I say Zidbits..or Zibb-bitts...nevermind. Here's a bunch of random stuff:

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

Just Like Me - Phillies Are....


I've Got A Great Mooning Accessory I Need To Get Working On

So I'm reading my comments from the post about mooning and laughing at some of the funny things people wrote. Then I read the comment from Whiskey Marie :

"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."

As soon as I read that it hit me. Sphincter Patch! A patch that covers the sphincter so that people that are weary of mooning can do it without worrying about others seeing their butt holes in an "unflattering light". Whatever that means. Maybe it can even come with some sort of hatch or flap so that the patch can be raised to expose the sphincter. You know - in case the person starts feeling a bit more comfortable and they want to expose their sphincter without the hassle of having to remove the entire sphincter patch garment. Holy cow! I've got an invention on my hands!

...felt.....rubberbands....stenciling materials....tinfoil....glitter.....pipe cleaners......Sorry I'm just so excited that I'm brainstorming out loud. I wonder how much a patent is?... I better go. I really need to get down to my workshop and crank out a few prototypes.

In the mean time, will someone please tell me what Whiskey Marie means by an "unflattering light?"

When Public Mooning Goes Wrong

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.

So the three of them are lined up against the back window on all fours and they start the moon. I'm looking at them in the rear view and it hits me. The only thing that's going to make this funnier is to do this. By "this" I mean grab the wheel and turn it left and right.

As I do it, the three of them who are already squeezed in pretty close and are kneeling on their jeans begin falling on top of each other. And they're screaming. And I'm laughing. They're literally on top of each other trying frantically to pull their pants up.

Oh that was a good one. Does anyone else have any good mooning stories they want to share?

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

Funny Story About Crapping Pants

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.

I'm Having A Blog Contest. With REAL Prizes!

Remember back on July 24th when I ordered my readers to promote my blog? And then Gwen and Falwless made this really cool retard Slavic button ? Man that was great!

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 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:

Google this:
"That Blue Yak"

And just a note that I have some really lazy readers so you have very good odds of being a winner!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Owner Tells Weird Stuff About Himself

Here are some odd things about me. This is a MEME sent to me by Melo. The following are the instructions followed by my MEME.

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 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:

Mo - from MyEcomonster

Blogger Is Giving Italy Trip To Lucky Reader

You read that right. I'm giving away an all expense paid trip to Venice, Italy to a lucky reader....Wait a minute. That wouldn't be fair. How about I give away a trip to all my readers? The destination? To the earlier days of my blog. Now you're talking. Do you really understand what kind of adventures await you by taking the entire day reading my blog? A lot.

To get you started. Read the hysterical post about the exact way that you're required to read my blog. O.K. Secure your seat belts and click here.

And don't forget to come back and tell everyone in the comments some of the amazing things you found. Seriously, stick to the amazing content you found. Nobody cares about the boring details of every meal you ate. Aloha!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

QVC Doorbell Prank Phone Call Endorsed By Blogger

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.

Really Funny Video On Chester County History

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

Pork Roast Recipe Is Tasty Goodness From Chester County

If you know me. You know that I love to cook. And since this is my blog and I can do anything I want, I'm going to give a little cooking instruction. Above is a really tasty boneless pork roast that anyone could cook. Seriously. If you don't cook, you can make this and everyone will love you. Here's all you have to do.

- Get yourself a boneless pork roast
- Mix up these ingredients: olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, fresh rosemary (chopped) and a tablespoon of mustard.
- Now rub all of these ingredients all over the roast.
- Next, put the roast in a zip lock bag and add a few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce and squeeze an orange in the bag too.

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.
- Heat up your grill (or burner) and sear all sides of the pork. Then cook the pork under indirect heat for about 70-90 minutes or until internal temp reaches 160 degrees. Don't over cook as it will become very dry.
- Take the pork off the grill and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
I like to serve mine with saurkraut*, garlic mashed potatoes and applesauce.
*I like to cook mine in cast iron on the grill because I like to throw the kraut in at the end.

Phoenixville Theater - Great Old Time Fun

If you haven't been to the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA - you don't know what you're missing. A few week ago I went and talk about a treat. First of all, the theater is old. Really old. How old? Try 1913. It used to be an opera house. Don't believe me? Look at the crazy way they spell "theatre!"

Everyone know that this is the theater that the Blob was filmed at but it's also a great place to watch movies or see live acts. When I was there, they had a real organist playing the organ during an early Douglas Fairbanks silent film. That's right. Movies haven't always had sound.

Next up, the projectionist came out and talked a bit about the movie that was going to be seen and played a short number on the fiddle while the organist played as well. Excellent. You can see the projectionist/fiddle player in the picture above. And if you look closely, you can see the movie I was there to see. The Tod Browning movie Freaks! If you haven't seen it you should rent it. It's a 1932 film using real circus freaks. But get this - the "freaks" turn out to be the people that treat the real freaks like freaks. Then at the end (SPOILER ALERT) - the real freaks attack them. You just gotta see it.

FYI click here to read a post I wrote about Blobfest. And finally, check my favorite freak - Schlitzie from the movie..WHAT? That's what they're called! Freaks! ....Jesus! Don't kill the messenger!

This Japanese Exercise Saddle Machine Is a Winner

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 Can't Weight For The Weekend. Get it? "Weight?"

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.

Blogger Reveals Contents Of Email He Sent To Another Blogger

So I send an email to my blogger friend Falwless this morning about something that happened last night and she said I should post it. Here you go:

......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.
Me: Hi
Chick: Are you Jim?
Me: Yep.
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.

Blog Followers, Groupies, Cult Members, Fans - It's All The Same

So admit it. You're in love with me. Did you know that I just added the Google "followers" widget thing to my blog? Go ahead, take a look at the sidebar on the right. Feel free to add me as one of the blogs you follow because not only will it tell me that you love me but when people click on your avatar?...that's right, they'll be coming right on over to YOUR blog. From my blog! The latest follower is the lovely Miss Catherine. Check out her new blog and help her pick a Halloween costume.

And don't get all nervous, just because you'll be labeled a follower doesn't mean you're in a cult. That comes much later. And it won't cost you a single penny. It's just my way of saying...I love you.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Who Is Dr Zibbs And Is He Married? Is He A Robot?

OK, first off, except for having been trampled by a huge woman at my press conference I'm fine. I'm now safely in my That Blue Yak bunker enjoying a refreshing can of Bubble Up Cola.

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 (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 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*.

Blogger Answers Important Question At Press Conference

OK people, keep it down, keep it down....Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you....Dr Zibbs:

(audience screams that make a Beatles concert look like a Tuesday night poetry meeting at a Borders Bookstore)

Dr Zibbs: Hello everyone. I'm....(screaming continues)..I'm Dr......(bras and underwear are thrown on stage)....My name is Dr Zibbs (sexily raises one eyebrow).....
(crowd is is having a tough time holding back the crowd)...(Zibbs, like the pro he is, nonchalantly applies chap stick).

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.

Please stand by....... We're experiencing technical difficulties.

Revealing Information To Be Revealed Today

Stay tuned for a very special episode of That Blue Yak as a press conference will answer several questions that have been on the minds of readers. The press conference will be followed by a short question and answer session. So make sure to check back frequently as the question and answer period will be very short. Don't YOU want to be the one to ask some questions of ME?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Famous PA Blogger Expands Trophy Room

I'd like to say thank you for the three awards that I've won this week. As the awards require actual work, I will be accepting only one. I will accept the Meme from Poobomber.

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.

OK. OK. I'll pick the five required "winners." Here are the lovely ladies that are now required to post the meme above with their own personal meme answers, link to THAT BLUE YAK and pass it on to five other bloggers.

Minnesota Vs Texas (Jennifer and Sandy)

Jay Johnston From the Sarah Silverman Program.. celebrating a birthday today (October 22). If you're not familiar with Jay Johnston, he was on one of the funniest sketch comedy shows ever. Mr Show.

And the show he's on now is the funniest show currently on TV - The Sarah Silverman Program. Jay plays Officer Jay. If you haven't seen it, they're into season three and it's on Thursday nights on Comedy Central. Are any of you fans of this show? If so, you're automatically my friend. If not, go rent the previous seasons and get watching.

My favorite line from the first season by Jay was when he said to Sarah's sister, "It's OK that you're mad at Sarah. She had the chance to honor your mother's memory but she ruined showing a picture of a BM." This was on the famous Cookie Party episode where the opponents dug up Sarah's mother from the grave and were threatening to have sex with the bones. Yes. The show is that good.

Click here to read an interview of Jay Johnston by Ben Kharakh.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You Think I'm Creepy Check This Out

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

Famous Blogger Announces 2009 Calendar Of Hotties

I hope you saved the receipt for your Ziggy Calendar because you're probably going to be returning it. The reason? I hereby announce the THAT BLUE YAK 2009 wall calendar*. I'm not only releasing this to have a handy reference to the days of the week, but also as a blogger keepsake. A collectible. Since I already have a lot of foxy ladies reading this blog**, I thought I'd use their images for the calendar in exchange for the $1000 per year subscription fee that everyone who reads my blog has unknowingly signed up for.

So click on the links to see the 2009 Yakettes:

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.

October Chris - this one is for the ladies and my gay readers. Look at those handsome poses. (note that I have no idea if Chris looks more like Brad Pitt or the Elephant Man. As I'm 100% straight man, all dudes look identical to me).

November - This month reserved for a picture of a unicorn with an inspirational saying. Or a tractor.

December -This month reserved for any female bloggers that usually don't post pics of themselves in their blog. Just send me a few pictures. Remember, there's only one spot left so if the picture of you happens to be of you kissing another girl or something titillating, my secretary may accidentally move it to the top of the pile. So get snappin'.

*Images for calendars will be printed and bound by users - or - more simply, just print out the pictures and tape them to a calendar from an Insurance company that you'll probably be receiving in the mail soon. Don't forget to write "That Blue Yak" on each page with a Sharpie. You know, so it looks authentic and all.

**For those of you that didn't make the cut this year, make sure to leave more pictures of yourselves on your blog so this cut and paste BS doesn't take me more than 5 minutes for the 2010 edition.

(and one more thing, I'm not responsible for what some of the male readers "do" with these pictures. Seriously, have you seen some of the creeps that visit this blog? Sheeeshh!)

Foot in Mouth Story Concerning Chaka From Land of the Lost

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.
Cha-Ka: What?
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

PA Pillow Fight Was A Great Success

For those of you that were able to make the first annual TBY pillow fight this weekend - thanks for the memories. For those that didn't, here's a clip from the Philly Marriott:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Johnny DeFrancesco Power Trio at the Note In West Chester

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!

Young Frankenstein - One Of The Funniest Movies Ever

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

West Chester Prepares For Scrapple Rally This Weekend

When the THAT BLUE YAK hotline rung a few minutes ago I sensed urgency. My senses were spot on. It was no other than's Mary Bigham asking that I help spread the word of a very important rally happening on the Courthouse steps in West Chester tomorrow morning.

This important event is a rally to support delicious scrapple. You read that correctly. Scrapple. The savory mush of pork scraps and trimmings that are combined with cornmeal and flour is an underdog and it needs your help.

So come out tomorrow morning on the corners of Market Street and High Street in West Chester and do your part. No time to make a sign? No problem. Poster board and markers will be available*.

This important event will happen tomorrow, October 18 from 9AM - 10AM.

*And don't even think you're going to use the materials to make a sign about apples, beets or one of the unimportant foods. These supplies are for scrapple signs only.

It's An Octoberfest Polka PA German Fall Weekend

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.

Oh There's Gonna Be A Group Pillow Fight At The Marriot

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:

"Lesbian Lover"
"Swan Like"
"Lacy underthings"
"Male Thing"

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

Message From Dr Zibbs Concerning A Bunch Of Chicks

...and now a word from Carl..

Carl: uhh...Hi. I'm 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.

BREAKING NEWS: New Blogger Hates People That Are Different

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.

A Few Types Of Human Being That Bother Me - AKA Freaks

I'd love to say that I only look at someone's insides but damn it sometimes the outsides are so repulsive or peculiar I can't get over it. Here are a few types with specific features that I have no use for:

People that look like birds - It seems that there are more women than men. We all know what the bird person face looks like, but there's more to it. The neck is long and the shoulders are thin and sloped downward. And many seem to be very cocky in their attitudes. I'm sure there has to be a sociologist reader out there that can tell me the name of this type.

Fat dudes that think they're muscular - listen fatty, just because you're holding your arms out and wearing a shirt with a sports team on it doesn't mean you're a muscle strong man. Stop sucking in the gut and lay off the carbs.

People with nostrils that show too much inner nose - go get yourself a hand mirror. Now hold it to your side and look in your wall mirror. Jot down what you see. Now read back your notes. Does it say, "I see the inside of my dark cavernous nose. The outer portion of my nostril is at least 1/2" from the bottom of my nose." If yes, I don't like your type.

Chinless Bearded Dudes - You. With the beard and no chin. Do you think we think you have a chin under that beard? We know you don't have a chin. We know you can't change a pillowcase without using your hands. You've got no chin. Nobody's fooled. Be on your way.

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

Philly Area Blogger Asks Phillies Fans To Play This Elton John Song

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."

IRL Friend Send Message To Blogger

Do you know what Friends IRL means? It means friends in real life. Don't feel stupid. I just found out myself a few weeks ago. Anyway, my friend Calhoun who is my friend IRL has the hots for Gwen the blogger. He left a message on his dart board while we were watching the Phillies last week - see picture above.

And on the subject of Gwen the blogger, she just announced she's taking a vacation from blogging for a while because of lack of enthusiasm and some other stuff. I wish she weren't but everyone needs a break now and again. Hopefully I'll keep up my pace of blogging at least once a day. My IRL friends always ask where I find the time to blog. What those dummies don't know is that it doesn't take that long. Here are some of the things I do so blogging doesn't take up tons of time:

1) I keep a few small notebooks around so I can jot down ideas when I think of them.
2) When I see an article in the paper I tear it out and put it on my desk.
3) I keep pictures that are post worthy in a file on my computer called Pics to Blog.
4) I have various videos to blog on my playlist in YouTube.
5) I look at Google Trends for the hot news stories.
6) I look at blogs you guys don't read and copy and paste the posts word for word. Then, I cleverly change one word with another. Like if the blogger was writing a post about Ted, my post is about Charlie.
7) I start several posts so I have a few that are ready to go.

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.
Here are some topics:

- A time you saw an old or fat person fall down the steps or break a chair.
- A time you saw someone faint.
- A time where someone put their foot in their mouth.
- Worst throw up story.
- Funny story of someone quitting their job.
- Craziest concert story.

There you go.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Random Blog Stuff From PA Blogger

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.

- Presidential Run - I told everyone that I'm running for President. I've changed my mind but if I ran, my VP would have been one of my most lovely and loyal readers - Gwen.

- The Old Human Towel Rack Trick - I said a while back I would show a drawing of me doing a thing called the old human towel rack trick. I'm too lazy to do it so please use your imagination.

Now a few words on reader comments -There's nothing better with my blog that I like than comments. It's like getting a Cracker Jack prize. "Hey look!..a tiny magnifying glass!" And a few of my new readers/commenters are now about to be rewarded. Here are a few bloggers that are new to the miracle that is TBY and are not free loaders. Do you know why they're not free loaders? Because they took the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it and my grandfather that was killed in WW2 appreciates it.

Down the Rabbit Hole -Lydia actually left a comment in Friday's post about Marvin Gaye saying that she was calling her husband to tell him he had to read my post. The phone, the telegraph, cupped hands...any means to promote my blog is encouraged.

I Need A Martini Mom -Vodka Mom has is a new reader as well. She's a teacher too. That means she's smart.

Bug Eyed Blog -New reader. Funny Blog. Chris Burke fan. Case closed.

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

Canary In A Coal Mine Cage Spotted Near Lancaster

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

Hot Diggity Dog Hot Dog Post

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 - 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

Chris Burke Has Gotten His Sexy Back

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.

This Styx Song Is For Chicks

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

Let's Get It On - If You Know What I Mean

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."

This Is The Funniest YouTube Video

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.

Here's A Handy TV Facts Wallet Card - On The House

Here is a list of a few TV shows and TV characters from the 70's and 80's and which characters are better. Feel free to print the list and keep it in your wallet for future reference.

- Jan Brady has better boobs than Marsha Brady.

- The Simpsons are better than The Family Guy.

: 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

The Phillies About To Get A Little Bit Of Extra Good Luck

It's final. The Phillies are going to have a bit of an advantage today because I'm going in to West Chester at lunch to help put Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. It's true. Take a look at the sports section in USA TODAY and you'll see that Phillies starting pitcher in the Dodgers game tonight will be having lunch at the Spence Cafe on Gay Street. He and his wife Heidi (Survivor: The Amazon star and Playboy cover model) are West Chester residents you know.

I don't want to make him nervous so I'll probably order the same thing he's getting - the turkey sandwich with fontina cheese and applewood-glazed bacon. Then when his sandwich is brought it'll go down something like this:

Me: Listen you SOB - that's my sandwich.

Cole Hamels: No I think it's mine. I ordered the...are you Dr Zibbs?

Me: Cole? How peculiar. Of course I'm Dr Zibbs. Who else can walk around with a skull topped walking stick and not look like an ass? And it looks like we've ordered the same thing.

Cole Hamels: Would you mind joining me?

Me: Why don't you join me, I like to sit over against the wall. Better spot for checking out the ladies, being seen and holding court if you know what I mean.

Cole Hamels: I think I do. It's a real honor to meet you Dr Zibbs.

Me: Of course it is - now lets get down to business. I need you to give 110% out there on the mound today because I'm watching the game in my buddy Calhoun's garage tonight while we throw darts with the boys and I want a win. I'd like the Phillies over the Dodgers by 3 runs.

Cole Hamels: I'll do it.
There you go folks.... OH SHIT! I just realized I have a 10:45 meeting then a lunch appointment. If someone could just print out this post and have the waitress give it to him at lunch I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Blog Is Packed With Celebrity Readers

I had a feeling that my blog was a hub for celebrities. The other day I wrote in this post how Anonymous (the blogger who believed in miracles) is a local celebrity.

Then, just yesterday in the comments section of this post, Chele (aka Michele Waagaard) revealed that she's a celebrity. Chele was the model of the year in Thailand, was in the girl band JAMP (see videos on Youtube) and was a VJ for MTV Thailand. Damn!!! We should talk privately Chele. Maybe there's a project we can work on together. If you haven't seen her blog, check it out. Read her recent post about ashtrays. Great stuff.

I'm fine with the fact that TBY is chock full of celebrity readers. In fact, I'm glad that they can find a little retreat over here. All I'm asking is that the rest of them come out of the closet and reveal themselves. How many more of you famous people are reading my blog? I'd have to guess conservatively between 75 and 100 (that's counting the washed up people).

OK...Hold on for a second. All non celebs please look a way for a minute....OK, celebs, if you want to remain anonymous, just spell your name backwards. I'll take that as a code that you want your identity to stay hidden.

..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):

Gwen - Brian Dennehy

Fancy Schmancy - The guy in ghost with the droopy eyelids and the huge forehead (I know he's dead which makes it even a bit more creepy).

Enc - Carrie Ann Inaba

Red - George Clinton

Grant Miller - Buddy Hacket

OK people. Begin

I've Got The Photo For The Pigeon Book Paperback

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

Here's A Dynomite Website About Who's Gettin' It On

Jimmy JJ Walker dated Ann Coulter? Yup. According to the website that you'll be wasting your morning on. The site is On the site you can click on names and see who they're linked to. Here are just a few discoveries:

Ally Sheedy and Richie Sambora...what?

Janis Joplin and Robert Plant....Holy cow!

Linda Pearl and Desi Arnaz, Jr......Well.I.Never!

Dr Zibbs and Charlotte her dreams!

Note that there are codes on the site: R= Relationship, O=Onscreen romance etc.
If you see any good connections, leave them in the comments section.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bloggers Have Real Life Meeting With Dr Zibbs

Dreams were fulfilled on Sunday as two bloggers met me. In person. That's right. In real life. Here's how it went down:

Blogger: John Young
Blog: Tikaro
Background: John's blog won Best of the Mainline this year. In addition to John's blog, he also does some really cool stuff like the Guerilla Drive-In, where he plays movies from a 16mm projector from the side car of his 1977 BMW bike. He's also invented various techie things including some 3rd party Apple Iphone items.

The meetup: I knew he was going to be at the chili fest because he was providing these cool bar coded interactive tattoos. Mary Bigham from WCDish introduced us and he was a really nice guy. He's commented on TBY and I talked to him for a few minutes. It was the first time that someone introduced me as "Dr Zibbs." He's a really great guy with lots of cool, unique ideas.

Blogger: Anonymous
Background: Anonymous started his blog at the end of August. He had been commenting on TBY and some other blogs and after encouraged by Falwless (then me), decided to start a blog. As it turns out, Anonymous is Robert Henson from the now out of business WCOJ. If you're not from Chester County, then you don't know that he's a local celebrity. He also has a podcast with thousands of listeners. He's interviewed many famous people.

The meetup: He outed himself in the comments section of this TBY post so I knew who he was. So I approached him, tapped him on the shoulder and asked,

"Are you Robert Henson?"
"Depends who's asking."
"Dr Zibbs."

Me being a really, really, really big deal in the blogosphere, I wasn't sure if he was going to want kiss my ring - you know, like they do with the Pope - so I put my hands in my pockets. I tried to put his mind at ease. Hey. I put my pants on like everyone else. One leg at a time (unless I'm sitting on my bed).

We then hung out for a while talking about various things. It was pretty cool meeting someone in real life that has been a TBY reader. And although he's the professional interviewer, I think I did a pretty good job of steering the conversation back to me and my blog as often as I could.

Anyways, it was great meeting both of these bloggers in real life and I hope to keep in touch with them.

Who's going to meet me next? You? ....You....or what about....YOU?

The Creepy Film About Your Changing Body

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

West Chester Chili Cook Off - Mission Accomplished

The West Chester Chili Cook Off today was a great success. The crowd was in a great mood too. I'm not sure if the excitement was because they were excited to eat chili or that the Phillies were about to beat the Brewers or because me, Dr Zibbs was in their midst. Those things are almost impossible to measure without expensive machinery. All I know is, I ate over 25 of these mini bowls of chili:

.... And now - my awards. The That Blue Yak Gold metal award for best chili goes to Collegium Charter School. Congratulations. You did it. Great flavor - perfect spice.

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:

Well done people!
..and to top the day off, Kildare's Pub was giving out coupons for a free pint of Guinness. I selfishly took two and enjoyed a Guinness while checking the Phillies and Eagles scores. I'll save the second one for another day.

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

West Chester Chili Eaters Practice Maturity

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:

Chili Peppers Rock West Chester Chili Fest

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

Groove Into A Respectable Weekend With The Stones

It's Friday people!! Get out of your cages or offices and run screaming into the streets. FYI this Sunday is the West Chester Chili Cook-off so make sure to check back this weekend for posts related to Chili. Hope to see you there. Look for me. I'll be wearing long pants, and depending on the weather, maybe a jacket.

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
Uh yes!

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

Man Clutches Heart At Exton Kmart

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.