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Month: February 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-02-27

  • New Toilet, No More Water, funny smell in laundry. What’s up now? #
  • My Xbox just Red Ringed, for those of you taking notes that’s exactly 2 years since we bought it #
  • London Tweeters: I want an RGB to Component Cable, where can I find one? #
  • at Argyle, London, Ontario, Canada (3 stars): Autodata offices #
  • After these Tea Parties tomorrow ID’ing actual radical Anti-Government folks will be easy, just look at the footage from the rallies! #
  • I am Jacks Utter disapproval, which has nothing to do with #teaparty #
  • Oh What a Lovely #teaparty #
  • Have you seen “Jay and Silet BobnStrike Back”? There’s a reference to a #teaparty in that movie too; It’s less onanistic though. #
  • RT Send your tea party photos directly to to have auto-posted 2! someone tell 4chan! #
  • It’s hard to forget that it’s not Friday when I have an unexpected Day Off Tomorrow… #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-02-25

  • Watching “Right America” ; Dear McCain Supporters, you are crazy (Obama supporters; don’t feel too good about your friends either) #
  • Tried to write a post about “Dirt Parties” but couldn’t make it sound earnest and not elitist. Gave up. #
  • Kinda Tired, Kinda Bore3d, fighting with a Conceptual problem #
  • “Recovering Libertarian” (n) A euphemism for Republicans who want to Smoke Pot and have Premarital Sex without the guilt. #
  • It’s that time again! #
  • It’s incredibly late, good night #

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Water Damage in our Basement

Sometime this morning while I was still in bed and Jen was upstairs with me (we don’t go to bed until 3-4 AM on work nights) our downstairs toilet overflowed or backed up. This is the result:

Water Damage

This s the northwest corner of our basement, it looks better now as the water has stopped.  This part of the basement does no’t have dry wall.  Thank goodness.

Water Damage

The Water is cpoming down from a toilet that backed up / overflowed on our first floor.  It overflowed right into a heating vent.  DAMN!

Damn!  Mouse Crap Everywhere!

When I pulled down the drop cielings I found mouse crap and a nice bag of seeds/rodent food hidden up there!  How AWESOME!

Damn!  Mouse Crap Everywhere!

More Mouse Crap!  EXCELLENT!

Twitter Updates for 2009-02-24

  • Chicken Parmesan (no breading or cheese on the final product) for Supper, What’s your Dinner Looking like? #
  • Oh Geez, It’s freaking hot in this Office. Who turned on the damn Ceramics Furnace in here? #
  • Awesome! #
  • Please stop shopping at Circuit city: #
  • Werkin’ cleaned up some space issues, communicated displeasure with space hog. #
  • For later #
  • Cheers for now, back v soon #
  • Back for ages, why tweet it? #
  • Daemon McBain, you’re still a douche. #
  • Jen’s online SL “role playing” relationships may not be all about sex; but she’s on 14 hours a day! Someone Save me from SL Addiction! #
  • I have taken steps to deal with it, but I can’t make them permanent while she’s still addicted. #

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You may be able to live well on food stamps

But don’t ask Ari Armstrong how to do it.

So you don’t have to read the whole thing, here are the only fact(like) things in this article:

I spent Feb. 4 through Feb. 10 eating a highly nutritious, low-carb diet for $33.07, or $4.72 per day, less than food stamps provide. For a month in 2007 my wife and I ate a higher-carb — but still nutritious — diet for $2.57 per day each.


My two most expensive purchases were a whole turkey at $7.77 and olive oil at $4.48. My produce included red leaf lettuce, onions, tomatoes, grapefruit and bananas. I actually prefer more carbs in my diet, so normally I’ll continue to eat modest amounts of grains, sugary fruits and occasionally even cane sugar.

Counting the only two purchase figures we are given: 7.77 and 4.48  Ari and his wife spent 12.25.  7.77 of that on a  turkey that was either ludicrously small (as turkey tends to price out at about 3 bucks a pound off season) or they simply lied.  I think that 4.48 for olive oil could be correct.  Seriously, 8 bucks for turkey.  The Cheapest turkey I saw at the thrifty bulk foods and serve yourself or else store today was 17 dollars.  I guess when you live in an actual city and don’t shop at your dad’s store, the prices can be different.

That is all that is there in the Article about living on food stamps.  The rest is a screed about how the Welfare state is theft.  Now you don’t have to read the rest.

Review: The Mighty (From DC, not the Awesome Movie)

Okay, I get it.  Alpha is the Killer
Okay, I get it. Alpha is the Killer

Sorry to throw that spoiler up front, but why bother?  Unless there is some kind of amazing twist, the superhero as killer story is kind of stupid (and already being played out in another Mainstream Continuity that I still hold is being used as some king of editoral reset button to be used when the stink of pointless crossovers get too out of control and run on sentences rule the world dontchaknow?)  So why bother?  The Art is good. Really good.  It’s going to be (at least) entertaining to read this (pile of) shit.

Somwhere in DC, an assistant editor is saying “Aw C’mon, not every reader is over 12.  There must be a bunch of under-twelves who can fall for this crap”  I have news for you; my 11 year old daughter saw JUST THIS PANEL and figured it out.  One Page of images gave it away.

Too Bad.