Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New look for The Onion

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This is a test of Video Blogging, short for "Video Web Logging", or "Vlogging" for forward-thinking dorks. The first clip comes from Ed's trip to Germany, showing why futbol fans need police escorts. And speaking of sport, there's also a clip from the Erie County Fair. A crowd gets a pig to swim the same way I was taught. These might take a while to load up.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Operation Clambake

Last night we met at Joe's house to watch the Bills/Bears preseason game. Here you see the Bears prepping for the game by catching fish.

Dave turns wearing T-shirts into an artform.

We played poker for money with minors.

...and we lost. Joe left the table early.

If you think preseason football is awesome, try watching it while you read! It'll blow your mind.


Friday, August 26, 2005

Mein Gott, ein Nudelmonster!


Dave took this. Book 'em, Danno.

Metro Arts and Architecture

Buffalo not on list

Joe, Dave, I and a few thousand people saw the Sam Roberts Band at a free show in downtown Buffalo. Matt Mays & El Torpedo, above, opened. Note the woman in the sunglasses. She made her way to the front and will NEVER look at the band.

City Hall. Okay, she's looking at the band now, but not when they're playing.

Radio hack! LOLZ! HaXorZ are teh 1337.

Joe thinks I want to take picture, but I was really trying for Yassir Arafat. What's that woman in the sunglasses looking at?

Dave's Bald Spot. The woman has taken off her sunglasses, and is repulsed.

Sam Roberts. Three o'clock, lady.

Yassir sneezed on a lot of girls during the show, eventually finding his way to the back.

Dave says he'll never work here. He should.

Then Dave and Joe asked each other, "What's the gayest thing we could possibly do with the rest of the night?" "I know, let's get fondu and feed each other strawberries." Soon after, the closeness of Dave's nose to the pepper shaker will ruin a perfectly good pot of melted chocolate.


Sam Roberts believes in Rock & Roll.

Monday, August 22, 2005

An Analysis of Rock Music by L. Ron Hubbard

Ron, The Music Maker

Mick Jagger walked into my brother's work the other night and that's darn interesting. He told me over the phone while I was walking the dog. Ten minutes after hanging up, the dog saw a skunk for the first time and decided to chase after it. The dog's still paying for it and so is everyone else.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Anal Douche

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Dave and I went to the Erie County Fair on Friday. What I thought would be a normal day with the animals ended up being a unique chance to see a master photojournalist at work.

The master photojournalist arrives

Press Passed Pants. Say it 5 times fast.

There were tornado warnings all day, and it rained heartily

The Buffalo Bills exhibit at the Historical Building

Poor apostrophe usage

The pig races

Retired racing pig

I went looking for big cocks

So some jackass started screaming Animal Cruelty at the elephant handler. Normally you can respect a person's opinions about animal cruelty, but when that person pays $14 for admission and parking to people organizing an event where thousands of livestock are graded, sold and slaughtered, and then that someone only complains that the one animal they keep alive is being treated unfairly, well, that person is retarded.

Dave is paid to take pictures of little kids, so it's not wrong.

More Animal Cruelty

Cruelty to my ears

Cruelty to Chinese people. This lady is spinning two cloths and a hula hoop while balancing 40 wine glasses on her chin while standing on a ball as she walks across a see-saw.

Cruelty to sunlight.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Ha! Ha!

The actual thread takes forever to load

For those who are alums of Canisius College, today I checked out the new Eastwood Residence Hall, where the parking lot between Bosch and Loyola used to be. This is the view looking from the lobby to the quad.

I couldn't get to the actual rooms because of electronic locks. Back in the day I would move into my dorm days early and no one would be the wiser but NO, September 11th or something.

Eastwood from the quad.

Eastwood next to old, decrapitated Bosch.

Anyway, I had to check out the building when I heard they built a new tunnel. This connects Eastwood to Bosch, but there's another one connecting Eastwood to the Student Center across the quad.

At 9 o'clock is the Bosch laundry room. At 5 o'clock is the Public Safety desk. At 2 o'clock is the new tunnel between Bosch and Eastwood.

The basement tunnel meets the first floor lobby of Eastwood

I'm not too sure how good an idea this tunnel was. It goes behind the chapel, parallel to the Palisano Pavilion about 30-40 feet away. I was hoping the tunnel would be built under the very center of the quad, going in front of the chapel. So far this seems redundant.

The tunnel comes out at the very end of the lockers underneath the Student Center, behind the Griffin Newspaper office. I was hoping that the Student Center, Chapel, Eastwood and Loyola would be connected underground, but so far it's just to keep Eastwood residents from going through Bosch and Frisch on the way to dinner. A dinner that probably still gives you the runs, by the way. Maybe that's why students need a faster tunnel back to the dorms.

Remember when 50 trial hours was a big deal?

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Christian Technologies, Inc.

Electricity is a liquid!

New words are doubleplus bad. According to Christian Technologies, "the English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt" since 1828. Therefore we should go back to the unabridged Webster's Dictionary of that year. Many entries include bible quotes and religous references, but how that makes our language less "corrupt" is beyond me. It would probably surprise Webster himself, as he revised and added--I mean, corrupted--the text into the 1840s.

Only somewhat related, I finished reading Whitney Cross' The Burned-Over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850. You reading that was probably as fun as me typing it. Anyway, I found this quote from 1845:

"You have been led, as I have, to unexpected results. In attacking one weak spot of the current system, you found that there were a good many others in the near neighborhood, till at last it became difficult to tell what was not rotten." (282)

It takes a little while to explain, but you can figure by the book's title that there were religious fanatics running around telling people how to live. Eventually they got religion into politics, with the growth of the Anti-Masonic Party and a Liberty Party that blurred those lines toward extremism. One reason I post this is because it sounds oddly current, foretelling of the downfall of religious extremists, or "ultraists" in the author's terms. Another reason is that it was written by an indecisive "Presbyterian, abolitionist, unionist, Swedenborgian, and spiritualist" minister named George Bush.

Crazy liberals.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Andy Milonakis is 29 Years Old

Most people don't seem to know this. He's been my and Joe's hero for a while now. You can read this article for more background.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Those Darn Accordions

America's favorite rock 'n' roll accordion band

TODAY I SAW JOSH DISSEK. Oh man it was horrible. Did you know that he sucks? It's on the Web so it's true!

Dave and I also saw the band Great Big Sea, who harmonized and plucked like men possessed.

Then we bumped into Carlie, and here is the proof. It's been about two years, I think. FYI: the man on the left is time-traveling.

Normally, if you see someone after two (?) years conversation can be awkward. Dave made sure we got nice and comfy. FYI: the guy on the left is checking me out!