First post in a long time

I am living Hawaii. I have been here for over a year. I haven’t made any friends, but I think that is on purpose. I haven’t joined any clubs or participated in any group activities. My current co-workers don’t seem to have any interest in me. So I just hike around Oahu and do the best to entertain myself. I’m actually pretty good at that.

One surprising thing that occurred here is that I am gaining weight. All this hiking I have been doing, and the pounds are adding, not subtracting. So for the first time in 6 years, I am crash dieting. Only 1500 calories a day. I am on day 4 of this diet, and it has appeared to have taken root. So 4 pounds have been lost so far. I don’t think this 1 pound per day thing will continue, but a quick loss is always reassuring that the diet is working.

Crap, I can’t find anything to say that is interesting. There’s a reason I gave up blogging. Here’s a picture I stole off the internet. 

Modest Mouse is Coming to Town

Modest Mouse is scheduled to do a show at Moose’s Tooth, Anchorage on June 18th. So that triggered this memory from a Roderick on the Line episode, with this exchange between John Roderick and Merlin Mann.

John: Option A, look at the first sentence under option A. “Detachable penis.”

Merlin: Oh my god, that’s that King Missile song! Remember that? “Detachable penis.” Second most disappointing show I ever went to.

John: Oh that’s sad.

Merlin: Modest Mouse was the worst.

John: I know the guy from….

Merlin: Yeah his name’s John Dongface or something. What’s his name? Dr. Phil?

John: He lives in San Francisco.

Merlin: No, he seems nice. But he’s not very—

John: Wait, so you’re saying that Modest Mouse is the most disappointing rock show you’ve ever been to?

Merlin: Yep.

John: Oh, I don’t want to get derailed from the shemale Realdoll, but what happened at the Modest Mouse concert?

Merlin: I hope they were high. I hope they were either high, or they were mad about crap services, because I have never been to a more phoned in fucking show in my whole life. This is 1997–8. It’s around the time of Real Signs of the Real West, Highway West, what the fuck’s that album they had?

John: They were huffing modeling glue at that point. They were young guys from that point.

Merlin: You know what, I can enjoy a lot of things, John. I like a lot of different kinds of music, you know? I don’t like a Low show, because I don’t like being shushed and being told to sit Indian style, I will not go to a Low show. I’ve been shushed at two different Low shows.

I’m sure Modest Mouse is no longer sniffing glue, or huffing paint, or whatever. I doubt the band would still be around 15 years later if they had kept up with that.

But I worship Merlin Mann. If Merlin were to run for President on a kill cute puppies platform, I would probably still vote for him. So when he says Modest Mouse’s show was the worst ever, I am going take him for his word, and not see this show.

Odd note from Merlin on Low. He was shushed at one Low concert, but that wasn’t enough, so he went back and was shushed at a second Low concert. I guess give him credit for giving them a second chance before writing them off.

Here is a music video from Modest Mouse. It has a fishing theme, so perfect for Alaska.

 

How to be a Public Intellectual

Battle Troll

Two FB trolls. Two different styles. Who wins?

The names have been changed to protect the idiots. The original post is commenting on a fixed-wing drone.

FB-Trolling

Empire Strikes Back Reviewed

Here we have Sickel & Ebert, teaming up against some guy with something cork-like shoved up his ass. Our mediator is Mr. Ted Koppel. Apparently we are past the Iran hostage crisis so Nightline can now chat about such bubblegum topics.

Mr. Butt cheek clencher was raised in an environment where the goal was to shed child-like behavior, and act like a grown-up, as quickly as possible. Siskel & Ebert both refused to lose the ability to play as they grew into adulthood.

Was there some grand lesson to be learned in Empire Strikes Back? Not really. It was meant to be playful and fun. If you lost the ability to play, the Star Wars movies would be lost on you.