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.

 

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

My Meme Participation

I’m archiving this here… a meme related post I did on Facebook.

“Like” and I will *NOT* give you a number. I am a meme dead-end, sorry. The number I was given was 20. 20 things you may or may not believe about me…

  1. I have not been endorsed for “coin-snatching” on LinkedIn, but should be.
  2. I feed the neighborhood yard gnomes and animals ham sandwiches.
  3. In order to avoid the bird flu, I wore a hazmat suit.
  4. If I’m in the middle of a long crying spell, I call up morning radio shows and act fucking crazy.
  5. I like to give pep talks to people when they’re down… except Ned, he can just wallow in his own tears for all I care.
  6. When I was a kid, I took apart a cat to learn how it purred. When I put it back together, it walked funny and had a speech impediment.
  7. When I was 23, I built a holodeck. A defect resulted in the holodeck producing naked ladies that were mushy and jello-like.
  8. I decided to make bitching about the weather my profession.
  9. I ate some cake with my bare fingers while face-to-face with Kurt Vonnegut.
  10. In 1978, me and some friends started a multi-acre grass fire. Then I got hit in the face with a golf club… on the same day.
  11. While living in Hermantown, MN in 2005, I thwarted an uprising of astronauts in our neighborhood.
  12. I am not human, I am dancer. You can tell by my feather shoulder pads.
  13. I coded a mod for Tribes and Tribes 2 that had jetpacks with turbo boosts, cloaking devices, and fire. Lots and lots of fire.
  14. In my early teens, I used to ‘air cowbell’, “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. My opinion, the song would have been better with a wood block.
  15. I moved to Alaska because my brain is considered a delicacy in certain states.
  16. I once bought a bucket of cool whip on the guidance from my relationship counselor.
  17. When I was in my 20s, I was in favor of the Dingley Tariff. I have since seen the error in my ways.
  18. I have nearly purged everything I know about Tom Arnold from my memory.
  19. Sometimes I feel like I am part of the societal collective thought. Other times I feel like Donald Trump. Depends on how much chocolate milk I’ve had.
  20. My life was shattered when I was 19 when my parents confided to me that all of my relatives were TV sitcom actors.

Nice to know someone is looking after me

Me: Hi this is me.

Phone guy with strong India accent: Hello sir, I am calling about the problem with the computer.

Me: Oh, thank you for calling. I didn’t know I had a problem.

Phone guy with strong India accent:  Are you the owner of the computer?

Me: That would be correct.

Phone guy with strong India accent:  Are you the owner of the computer?

Me: Umm, SURE!

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Greg Proops – Supremes

I went to the live Proopcast at the Varsity Theater on June 28. Witnessed the live recording of a Smartest Man of the World podcast episode, he would later call “Supremes“. I recorded the video of the first half hour (below). Besides him riffing on the local area, you will also get to witness his hover table. I actually had a mini-tripod with me, but didn’t have the nerve to pull it out and use it. So we have this motion sickness inducing video. Enjoy!

You get what you get, and don’t be upset.

The latest “Roderick on the Line” episode is the most scattered, ADD infested podcast that I have ever heard. I don’t think they stayed on topic longer than 18 seconds. Not an episode for the feint of heart. A little over an hour, I spent at least another hour playing the game, “where the hell did that reference come from?” For instance I searched for “nose cold sore” images. I will not be able unsee those images now. The image below is one of the nicer images from that search. Her name is either Donna or Intercoursey.