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Happy Day After Christmas! December 26, 2018

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My daughter sent me this Godzilla Santa gif, created by bobacupcake who has my eternal gratitude:

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A Bleak Christmas Indeed December 10, 2018

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As you all know, I’m all about the metrics, i.e., measurements that tell you how well something is doing. And for Christmas, there’s one key metric I use year after year:

Godzilla ornaments

You’ve got to ask yourself: “How much Godzilla can I shoehorn into my Christmas?”

Unfortunately, with the discontinuation of the annual Godzilla ornament release (WTH Hallmark/Carlton?) the Christmas spirit has taken a blow from which it may never recover.

Yes, friends, we’re going to have to live with the collection from 2005 – 2017, which is shown in my crappy photo below:

Godzillas 2018
Try to have a great Christmas anyway.

I Apologize October 19, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Heroes, Humor, Obama's Legacy, Privacy, Stupid shit.
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I’m over 50 years old and I should have probably outgrown things like this, but no. I hit a clickbait thing a few weeks ago and got a serious case of the GLAR syndrome. The story is here.

Short version: for a few bucks you can buy a lot of “For Rectal Use Only” stickers. I made the investment. My wife can’t stop shaking her head in disbelief at the stupidity, but I’m kind of a hero to my kids at the moment. I got 1,000 stickers for about 5 dollars. There are plenty to share.

You’re only limited by your imagination.

Snizzle in the Hizzle May 17, 2017

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Or Sneezy in the Heezy? Whatever. It’s snowing here this morning. I’ll send it along to my friends to the east with my compliments.image

Poultry in Motion–New Addition to Touching Farewells March 7, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Ballistics, Ducks, Love, slutbags, Stupid shit, Women Ranting.
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“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

“What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.”

“She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.”

Screw You, Kyler

 

 

Godzilla Christmas, 2016 December 24, 2016

Posted by geoff in Godzilla, Pop Culture, Stupid shit.
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It’s almost unavoidable. When you’re caught up in the hubbub of shopping, cooking, cleaning, and worshiping in your preferred way, it’s easy to forget that every year Carleton releases a commemorative Godzilla ornament. But I never forget, because Godzilla, with his atomic breath and city-destroying habits, reminds you to celebrate life amid the tragedy and suffering we wade through all year.

…plus they make really cool noises.

So please to enjoy the Godzilla family (together with last year’s King Ghidorah):

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The new kid is in the back row, 2nd from the left. Here’s a closeup, courtesy of Amazon:

2016 Godzilla - Carlton Heirloom Ornament

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!!

Anyone Collecting “Why Trump Won” Examples? November 14, 2016

Posted by skinbad in History, Politics, Stupid shit.
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I wonder how many volumes it would run. University of Virginia PROFESSORS (not students, well, not just students) want the president of the college to not quote TJeff in emails. You can imagine why.

Stuff Jefferson Said

Where’s the expert on Stuff Jefferson Said when you need him? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

 

 

Step Aside, Strawman Festival November 12, 2016

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‘Cuz here comes straw Godzilla!!

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Poof! Goes Yet Another Promise October 14, 2016

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And what promise would that be? The promise of, I guess, forty-five years of employment as a cocktail waitress.

The click-bait baited me and I read it. Here’s the title: I Was A Trump Taj Mahal Cocktail Waitress — Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be President

I thought, OK, what have we got? Groping? Lewd behavior? Sex favors for high rolling friends of The Donald?

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A Different Sort of Viewing Recommendation October 1, 2016

Posted by geoff in Godzilla, Movies, Pop Culture, Stupid shit.
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Godzilla Shin, featuring the biggest Godzilla everrrrrrr, is showing at select theaters from 10/11 to 10/18.

If you don’t live near one of those theaters, move closer to one of those theaters.

You’ve got two weeks.

Biggest Godzilla Evah August 8, 2016

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Godzilla Resurgence was released last month in Japan, and may be released in the US later this year. The movie prompted one Noger Chen to put together a comparison of all the Godzillas since 1954.

Have a slice of awesome:

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You’ll note that this year’s version is more than 10 meters taller than the 2014 version, which is almost 8% more atomic goodness than ever before.

Update and WTH is wrong with people? June 10, 2016

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in News, Personal Experiences, Stupid shit, WTF?.
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So 5 days later my knee is still stiff, but the wound scabbed over nicely. Unfortunately it’s positioned right on the part that bends so when I do bend my knee it cracks the scab. Super. At least it’s not infected. I had an appointment with my neurosurgeon on Monday and he told me to leave it uncovered as often as possible just to get it to dry out. Obviously that’s not why I was seeing him, but I figured as long as I was there he’d give me advice on how to treat it. He also told me to keep it clean and use some triple antibiotic on it too. The usual stuff that mom used to tell me growing up.

I posted on my Facebook account about what happened that night. Apparently the owner of the pit bull knows somebody on my FB list and found out I had the audacity to complain about her letting her dog get loose. She’s one of those 20-somethings with 3,000 friends on her list. I didn’t see any of my friends on her list so I’m not sure exactly how she found out anything at all. I didn’t lie or embellish anything in my post. I was actually nicer about her than most people would be if they were bleeding on their living room floor while talking about it. She sent me a private message through FB saying she was offended that I was talking about her on FB. As if I’m some friend of hers in junior high school. It didn’t go well after that.

I explained to her that she didn’t get to be offended unless she was missing part of her knee and had been set back in her recovery by a month. I couldn’t even wear long pants for several days because the wound would stick to my trousers. When I slept I had to cover it to keep my sheets from getting blood stained, yet she was offended. She said my dog was aggressive too because when I talked to her Riley was snapping at her pit bull through the fence. You know, the pit bull that just attacked us 5 minutes earlier. Apparently she didn’t know dogs have memories that go beyond 5 minutes. Then she got down to the heart of the matter which was I said she was a bad dog owner and now “everybody in town” knows what happened. She said it only happened once and she’d lived there 3 years without incident (like that matters for some reason). Then she blamed it on her visiting mother who left the garage door open because her daughter didn’t warn her that her pit bulls could escape if the door wasn’t shut. I was trying to not get angry, which is a new thing for me, but I couldn’t help thinking she was trying to say it was my fault for walking my dog in my own neighborhood. At least the part she wasn’t blaming her mother for was my fault.

I decided to switch tactics in order to win her over with logic. We went over what happens if the police and animal control gets involved. Nothing good for the dog, and I don’t want that on my conscience, but it would be worse for her, so she’d better grow up pretty fast because our conversation was starting to head in the wrong direction. That seemed to sober her up some. Then when I mentioned having to have x-rays taken she really started back tracking, because “Surprise!”, she can’t afford to pay for my medical expenses, which meant I’d have to deal with her home owners insurance, which I suspect would frown on her 4 pit bulls. I thought she had 3, but it was actually 4, which I think is one more dog than local laws allow. I’m going to see if my insurance will cover the x-rays. I get them to check my hardware, but I don’t normally get them this soon. I just got them early to see if the screws were actually ripping out of my vertebrae. Luckily it only felt like they were ripping out.

It seemed her main issue was that people would think she was a bad dog owner because of something that happened “one” time. I explained to her that if I left one of my guns out and a visiting child picked it up and blew their brains out, wouldn’t I be a bad gun owner even though it only happened “one” time? She said that was extreme, but I think my argument is valid. Both guns and dogs can be dangerous when not handled safely and it only takes once to cause a lifetime of regret. This can’t happen again. The next time it might be someone even more physically weak than I am like a young child or an elderly person. Certainly it’s a likely scenario that the next person might not have a dog big enough to defend it’s owner. What if it’s somebody that’s carrying? That’s very common here and if I’d been carrying that day I’m afraid things would have turned out badly for her dog. For a moment I was in fear for my safety, I nearly let go of my dog’s leash to protect myself. A few years ago this would have been little more than an irritant, but today it’s a much bigger deal.

I think our conversation ended ok. I don’t know if she started to see things from my point of view or if she just realized she was talking her dog into a needle and herself into a lawsuit. I really don’t want either of those things to happen, but I also want to make sure that she knows you don’t get to be offended when you do something like this to another person. She’s probably not a terrible person. Most people get defensive when they’re called out for their mistakes, but what matters is how you respond to your mistakes.

Sorry for the ramble. I woke up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. My knee is killing me. My back is killing me. My ribs and stomach are bruised from bouncing on the sidewalk. The medication helps, but it doesn’t make it go away.