Hotspur Meets His Match

In the sad wake of Notre Dame burning yesterday, I mentioned getting engaged there. Oso said she enjoyed hearing it, but that was only a tiny part of the story.

Here I will tell a complete version of my history. I will start at the beginning.

In January of 2000, a close friend of mine, Rick, invited me to an “Ignore The Super Bowl Party.” The idea was to keep the sound off during the game so everyone could chat, then turn it on during the commercials, so everyone could laugh. That was back in the days of the Dotcom bubble, and the commercials were hilarious.

During the week before the game, if Rick asked me once, he asked me five times if I was coming on Sunday. I told him yes each time. But when Sunday came I really didn’t want to go, but I thought, “Fuck, I told him five times I was coming. I’ll just go and stay for a drink and say I have to get up early in the morning, then leave early.”

So I went.

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MMM 363: Not Spring

It snowed here yesterday and my dad tried to tell me that California’s stupidities “don’t affect you”.  My mom shut me down before I could give him a deserved — respectful — verbal thrashing.

Glistening.

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BBF – My Way

I know you are still recovering from my BBF poat of several years ago, but you didn’t revoke my keys to the blahg so I live for another day.

I’m not doing your usual Titsianna Gigglioni, bed dusting, veiny tits, stretch marks model. Instead Ima put you guys some knowledge.

First of all on this day in history:

1242 – Russian troops repelled an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 

1614 – American Indian Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. 

1621 – The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, MA, on a return trip to England.  

1792 – U.S. President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. The measure was for apportioning representatives among the states. 

1843 – Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony. 

1887 – Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet. 

1895 – Playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde had been accused of homosexual practices. 

1908 – The Japanese Army reached the Yalu River as the Russians retreated. 

1923 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began the first regular production of balloon tires. 

1930 – Mahatma Ghandi defied British law by making salt in India. 

1941 – German commandos secured docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany’s invasion of the Balkans. 

1951 – Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for committing espionage for the Soviet Union

1953 – Jomo Kenyatta was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison for orchestrating the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya

1955 – Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister. 

1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points. 

1985 – John McEnroe said “any man can beat any woman at any sport, especially tennis.” 

1989 – In Poland, accords were signed between Solidarity and the government that set free elections for June 1989. The eight-year ban on Solidarity was also set to be lifted. 

1999 – In Laramie, WY, Russell Henderson pled guilty to kidnapping and felony murder in the death of Matthew Shepard

2004 – Near Mexico City’s international airport, lightning struck the jet Mexican President Vicente Fox was on. 

2009 – North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, prompting an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council. 

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MMM 362: New content

I tried very carefully adding to the binders last week for the first time in a long while, and I was able to do so without incident.

Violet leggings.

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MMM 360: no fungal ideas today

Not sure if photoshopped or Latin American

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MMM 358: good heavens, how many of these do I still have?

The binders still aren’t empty, sadly.

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Don’t blame me, blame yourselves

Trolling facedouche for content …

J’ames and I often find ourselves arguing with complete idiots, and yesterday they brought forth (yet another ) article that Trump was going to step down this year.   My comment that I’ve heard it before lead to the most epic ass-showing by our resident lib. I suspect he may have forgotten to take some of his meds.

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Who watched the Oscars?   Because otherwise you missed this very touching moment.

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Lots of trans stuff in the news this week, with trans females SHOCKINGLY overpowering actual women in sports.  Who’d have thunk?  The Crossfit Open started a week ago, and they too have joined in on the madness. New rules means that only ONE male and female athlete advance from the Open. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if the woman was trans?   Meanwhile, Caitlyn …

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I have no commentary to go with this picture:

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Or this one:

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How about a little music now? I wasn’t a huge fan of this band, until I saw them in concert.

 

I’m awaiting an album from these guys – and I’m seeing them in concert in July. Can. Not. Wait.

 

These guys JUST went into the studio. Beginning has questionable lyrics, but it’s a phenomenal song. This is Johnny before he got a few face tats.

 

Ok everyone. Go forth and make today productive. Or something.

 

 

Simple + Machine = Simple Machine

I remember reading about simple machines back in elementary school. Probably read it in an encyclopedia one day. Yeah, pre-internet, pre-video games we lived a boring life. Our parents bought the World Book Encyclopedia and we actually used it since going to the library was a pain in the ass when you didn’t have a car. Or driver’s license for that matter. This quote always puzzled me as a kid

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MMM 357: scraping the bottom of the binders

Turns out there were a few images left, and Roamy said she kind of missed these, so here’s an old-school MMM poat for a change of pace.

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