Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Yes, now you have virtually no excuse for not checking in with your favorite Suburban Robots That Monitor Reality.
For those of you who are not familiar with Twitter it's a new-fangled mash up of the intarwebs and the tubes and the Mtv Video Games that gives those who have little (or nothing) to say even more powerful ways of not saying it. Oh Happy Day!
Seriously, it's a way that you can keep in touch with friends and loved ones (which is where I include The Smart Patrol) in groups or individually via the web or even via SMS text messaging.
If you decide to follow us (that's the term that Twitter uses, no Kool-Aid required) then whenever one of our contributors puts up something that you're sure to enjoy you will recieve a Tweet (another of their terms) and a link to our newest entry. Even on your iPhone, Blackberry, or BrandX Wireless Telephoning device.
All part of The Smart Patrol Entertainment Guarantee*, and always at no charge to you.
thePrisoner (is a tweet)
*Guarantee not available in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceana, Narnia, Africa, Australia, Dopey, Sneezy and Doc.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Look, I even clipped it out so you don't have to watch the whole mess, uh awesome show that I love and respect... and stuff.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
As he was walking the streets, no doubt in search of some delicious
native Pittsburgh grub (a Pittsburgher?, I have no idea) he saw and snapped a
photo of this little bugger. Honda's Big Ruckus scooter is a personal
favorite of mine and the fact that there's one there makes me think
that Pittsburgh is probably an OK city after all.
thePrisoner (covets the Big Ruckus)
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Strap on the VR goggles, you're on the Silverado Trail!
Yes now you can follow Tony thru the twists and turn of the canyon... it's just like StarTours, only different!
thanks to our buddies at TotalRuckus.com and specifically drewbroni who shot this video.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
After my son came home from Kindergarten today I started making his lunch as he ran to the bathroom to wash up. After a couple of minutes he yelled from the bathroom,
"Dad, come quick! My poop smells like a burrito!"
I politely declined the offer.
-Mr. DNA (might rethink having burritos for dinner tonight)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Cheese Friday™ never really went anywhere. It just wasn't mentioned here in this blog.
So are you ready to test your knowledge of Cheese?
Okay, well, are you ready to see if you can score higher than me?
Ready to take the challenge? Click here.
What to see another puppy? Click here.
-Mr. DNA (wants to thank Jocko-Homo and ZupeZee for reminding him of the importance of Cheese)
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
It's Ben Kinsley as Ian MacKaye. Watch and be... Well you be the judge.
Would you like to know what Ian thinks about all this? Click here.
Have no idea who Minor Threat is? Click here.
Want to see a puppy? Click Here.
-Mr. DNA (thinks puppies are cute. It's crazy, I know.)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Sadly my grandparents aren't Jewish or living in Florida. I feel left out.
Also my grandparents are dead, so it makes me miss them.
DAMN YOU SARAH SILVERMAN!!!!
-Mr. DNA (wonders what Jimmy Kimmel thinks. Hmmmm)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
some tears and a lot of late nights. I still have a lot of the
frustrations and disappointments that I have every year after the
fest, but it's time to put those away and think about going home.
The following posts are from thePrisoner. He's in Chicago helping run the Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival. This is a Film Festival that - as the name states - showcases short films from around the world.
thePrisoner sometimes forgets we have a couple of readers that don't know us (see contributor list to the right) in the real world. Sometimes he posts stuff without much explanation because maybe he assumes people will take the time to google things like "CIRSF 2008"? I'm not really sure why, but I just appreciate that he's posting something.
I figure I'll pipe in here and there with an explanation or spell checking/typo correction to help YOU, the reader, make sense of it all.
Please enjoy his many adventures in the Chicago film fest world.
-Mr. DNA (never gets to go to Chicago)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Lesson learned today, heavy inclusion of local filmmakers
does not always result in big ticket sales. Or even filmmakers
showing up to support themselves...
As Milli (or was it Vanilli) once said,
"Gotta blame it something. Blame it on the rain"
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Something few people ever mention about Chicago is the lack of
adequate water pressure. Also the hard water, or the soft water I can
never get a straight answer about how that works. Anyway after not
having a lot of foam action in the shower this morning I was very
happy to put on a super comfy brand new pair of socks I got for my
birthday... Good times!!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Coffee sounds good right now.
Friday, September 05, 2008
In my effort to be a part of the site again, I've decided on contributing that which I know best - weird crap.
I spend a lot of time late night / early morning time looking for bizarre and strange "music" from around the interwebs and within the mounds of stuff I have already.
No panicking now, most will be links to other sites, not direct downloads. Let's start with this one...
Brian Joseph Davis has decided to take 10 albums that were banned somewhere at some point on Earth - burn them (yes as in fire) - then record the results he could peel off the remains.
(A word of advice - keep the lights on, they're a bit creepy)
Listen & Discuss
Monday, September 01, 2008
We've just been slacking a little.
The second half of summer was full of so much to do in the real world, that we've neglected our internet lives. But trust me we haven't forgotten you, our 3 faithful readers. We'll be back. Hopefully sooner than later.
-Mr. DNA (misses you)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bennigan's, Steak & Ale Close,
File for Bankruptcy Protection
July 29, 2008 12:47 p.m.
National restaurant chains Bennigan's and Steak & Ale have closed their doors and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, shuttering more than 300 locations and letting go of thousands of employees.
It is one of the country's largest restaurant bankruptcies and eliminates two sit-down chains that have been part of the casual-dining landscape for decades. The chains will liquidate and aren't likely to re-open.
Late Monday, managers at Bennigan's and Steak & Ale were told not to open restaurants the next day, according to two people familiar with the matter. Employees were told there wouldn't be enough money to pay them for the rest of the week, these people said.
Only Tchochkies and Flingers remain
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
By Duane D. Stanford and Joseph Galante
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Starbucks Corp. will close 600 U.S. coffee shops and eliminate as many as 12,000 jobs, the most in its history, as Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz slows the chain's expansion after it doubled in size in four years...
...Starbucks' sales and earnings have declined as cash- strapped consumers facing record gasoline prices pull back on gourmet coffee and other luxuries. The company still plans to open 200 other company-owned stores through September 2009.
At first I thought it was funny.
But then I thought about all the real people who may be out of a job.
It made me sad.
So I've decided to pretend that Starbucks only employs evil robots.
Ha ha! Suck it evil robots and your overpaid mechanized overlords!
-Mr. DNA (likes nice robots)
Friday, June 27, 2008
From Wikipedia.org"The origin of the word cheese appears to be the Latin caseus, from which the modern word casein is closely derived. The earliest source is probably from the proto-Indo-European root *kwat-, which means "to ferment, become sour".
In the English language, the modern word cheese comes from chese (in Middle English) and cīese or cēse (in Old English). Similar words are shared by other West Germanic languages — West Frisian tsiis, Dutch kaas, German Käse, Old High German chāsi — all of which probably come from the reconstructed West-Germanic root *kasjus, which in turn is an early borrowing from Latin.
The Latin word caseus is also the source from which are derived the Spanish queso, Portuguese queijo, Malay/Indonesian Language keju (a borrowing from the Portuguese word queijo), Romanian caş and Italian cacio.
When the Romans began to make hard cheeses for their legionaries' supplies, a new word started to be used: formaticum, from caseus formatus, or "molded cheese". It is from this word that we get the French fromage, Italian formaggio, Catalan formatge, Breton fourmaj and Provençal furmo. Cheese itself is occasionally employed in a sense that means "molded" or "formed". Head cheese uses the word in this sense."
There won't be a test later, but you should still pay attention.
Only learning things that, "are on the test", may not be the best philosophy in the long run.
Knowledge purely for self enrichment is a nice thing to have in our lives.
-Mr. DNA (doesn't always answer "C")
We now return you to our regularly scheduled programing...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Adam joined us on Saturday and I think it was a really good time. You could tell he was itching to get another tattoo, and I soon realized that Jason was too. Truth to tell, I was getting a bi nervous that I was going to be peer-pressured into getting something done, just to be one of the 'cool kids'.
If you've ever been to the Queen Mary then you'll know that it's right by the hanger formerly occupied by The Spruce Goose, which is huge. I thought that the lion's share of the car and kustom culture stuff would be in there. I really wanted to see some pinstripers and maybe get something to go with the toolbox I picked up in Vegas. It turns out that the hangar was just for bands, practically empty, and a bit of a disappointment. Because we'd run around the tattoo stuff so much (Adam has no shopping strategy) we didn't have a lot of time to check out the cars and stuff anyway.
The next day Jason returned to the show with his Dad in tow. I guess Tom saw some pieces that he liked and some artists that he'd consider. However it was Jason that plunked down some bucks and got himself a new piece.
And I have to say that it's pretty friggin' cool. I don't want to be there when his hair starts growing back and he's bitching about the itching. But for now, enjoy the new ink.
ThePrisoner (ink free)