Monday, December 31, 2007

From An Amtrak Train...

NOTE TO THE LURKERS: Sorry folks, a lot of this isn't gonna make a
whole pile of sense, but the sentiment is sincere and you are included.

I'm on my way to San Diego to ring in the good 'ole Nuevo Año. As is
my way, I'm giving some thoughts to the year ahead (beyond the obvious
peace and prosperity for you and me and all of ours that is).
I would not dare to attempt a "year in review" post (especially on an
iPhone keyboard) and I know that each of our top ten lists would have
a few discrepancies so let's agree that 2007 has had some ups and some
downs. We've lost a friend or two and welcomed a baby or two as well,
and you don't have to be terribly wise to predict that this upcoming
year presents a strong likelihood of "more of the same". Much like
California weather predictions, tomorrow will be a lot like today,
maybe a little warmer, maybe a little cooler, and a slight chance of
precipitation or earthquake.

Okay, maybe I have no idea what my point is here, but I hope that 2008
is a little better than 2007 and not quite as good as 2009, I think
you all deserve that and a bit more.




Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine.

Toby (aka thePrisoner)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Cheese Friday™ : The CEA

Did you know you need a Grade II Cheese Licence to eat String Cheese?

More Cheese facts can be found on the CEAs website.

Click the pic for more info.

"Illegal Cheese. It's just not worth it."

-Mr. DNA (eats and handles Cheese in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local laws)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Posted elsewhere

Living My Life Faster - 8 years of JK's Daily Photo Project from c71123 on Vimeo.

This guy took a picture of himself, everyday, for eight years. As far as I can tell from his site this is an ongoing art project that will last until he dies.

I saw this on a few sites. And yes, I know other people have done the same thing. I've seen lots of different ones. This one just stuck out. I'm not sure why.

It makes me feel like a slacker when I see stuff like this. I was trying to think of something that I have done every day voluntarily for the last eight years. I couldn't even say sleep (I've been known to stay up all night driving or working, or both). Maybe I'll start something today!
Oh wait, I'm kind of busy today. Tomorrow, definitely tomorrow. Or next week? Yeah, after the holidays. Things are gonna change, I can feel it.

You can check out his site here. He has a FAQ section.
And yes, you have questions.

-Mr. DNA (has paved the road to hell)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Xmas Shopping

I'm a bit behind on my list.
I haven't actually made my list yet.

My folks were the kind that got the wrong one of something, like the
year I wanted a dirtbike (this is when BMX was brand new) and they got
me a ten-speed. I had the last laugh of course by riding the bike like
it was a dirtbike and busting it to pieces in short fashion. Later,
when we were moving, my dad refused to pack the wreckage, deeming it a waste of time and effort. I guess I showed him...

But what about you? Can you recall a mispurchased Christmas gift? Or
the one you never found under the tree, even after asking the mall
Santa that smelled like cigarettes and anger?

thePrisoner (ho ho ho)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cheese Friday™ : Cheez Whiz speaks French

Please click the pic to go to the site, and then click the little speaker icon to hear my new favorite (5 second) song. "Vous en mourrez d'envie" indeed my French speaking friend.

Mr. DNA (doesn't speak French, but he knows a Canadian)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The A-Team van: Available for bar mitzvahs

The A-Team limo service.

If you really want to impress your your future in-laws hire the A-Team for your wedding. Nothing says class like a 1983 GMC Van. Or better yet hire it out for your 20 year High School reunion. "Hey Sally Jablonski, remember when I asked you to the prom and you laughed in my face? Who's laughing now Sally?!"

All vans come with "Illuminated leather seating". And why wouldn't they?

If you live in the UK you can own a franchise. Click the pic for the official site.

-Mr. DNA (only one word comes to mind; bitchen')

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gibson Robot Guitar. I'm perplexed.

"Introducing the Gibson Robot Guitar. All you have to do is play it."

Gibson just introduced a new guitar that tunes itself. I'm not sure if I think this is cool or not. On one hand it seems kind of like the latest "rich guy guitar".
"Dude, check it out. I just got a Gibson guitar. I don't know how to play it, but I do know that it's always in tune!"
On the other hand, it brings together two very cool things. Guitars and robots.

That said, guitars and robots couldn't be more different. Robots repel chicks, and guitars have been know to attract their share of low self esteemed hotties.


If someone wants to buy me one I'll check it out and write a thorough review. Promise.

Mr. DNA (continues the "disparaging the rich" theme)

Friday, December 07, 2007

Cheese Friday™ : Holiday recipes?

Giada De Laurentiis’ holiday cheese recipes, or sex.
You decide.

Click here for the recipes, click the pic for the sex.

Truth be told, I don't think Giada is attractive. She has that "rich kid" quality that many people mistake for attractiveness. There's something about her nose thats just not quite right.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure she's a great cook (my Mom loves the show, and she's a good cook). She could very well be nice (I doubt it. C'mon she's a rich kid!).
I really have nothing to base my theories on because I don't have cable, or the dish. "But how do you even get TV", you ask? I'm old school babe. Antenna, roof, wires, magic box. I pull it right out of the sky with no monthly bill. It turns out food and DSL beat the dish and/or cable any day. What kind of food? Well, Cheese of course!

Mr. DNA (pulled a Cheese Friday post outta nuthin')

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

More Robot Fighting

The future of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots? I sure hope so.

Mr. DNA (dares to dream)