Farfeloni of the Blow Hole

April 3, 2012, 9:46 am
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I want to talk about intellectual curiosity.

Remember the story of the baby elephant and his insatiable curiosity?  Supposed to be a cautionary tale, but when I was a kid and first heard this story my take-away was that this kid, this questioning, curious kid, used his inquiring mind to ask enough questions to cause himself some pain (the learning process is frequently painful) but gained something fabulous in the end.

The ability to spank his elders, and anyone who would try to hold him in the dark.

Always question.  If my message is not clear to you then maybe you are missing something other than information – maybe you are lacking perspective.

If you do not understand what someone is saying to you, or why they are saying it – try finding more information about that person and what has brought them to the place where they stand and talk to you.

Or you could just open your mouth like a baby bird and cry ‘feed me!’


Willing Receptacles for Your Carefully Vetted Information
(image courtesy of http://www.ornithology.com

The more I think about this, the more steamed I get.  I blame this lack of wonderment for so many of the social ills we suffer from.  Too many of us will sit passively, accepting whatever we are fed so long as that presentation is authoritative.  Truth?  Why should we doubt?

Ollie North swears it is true, so it must be

"It is the truth, because I say it is."
Photo courtesy of http://GettyImages.com

Has it somehow become (again) sinful to question, to doubt? Hasn’t this behavior led us down dark paths before?  Should we ever willingly accept BECAUSE I SAID SO (A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY/IT’S WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE/THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS DONE) as an answer to ANYthing?  I say no.

Photo and smartass remarks courtesy of Blue Collar Moto

Ted Sturgeon said – always ask the next question, until there are no more questions to ask, and then maybe, just maybe, you will have arrived at some kind of truth.




Jane, you ignorant bitch!
December 12, 2011, 1:21 pm
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On May 7, 2010, Curtin placed second in the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational, winning $250,000 for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The final Jepardy answer was: In 1949 this kingdom dropped the word “Trans” from the beginning of its name.

via Jeopardy

Michael McKean was in the lead with $12,000, Jane holding second at $10,000, and Cheech Marin maintaining a distant third at $6,000.

Cheech showed his question first, with “What is Jordan?”  He had put it all on the line, and ended up with $12,000 total for the day, and a grand total of $18,600.

Jane went next, and was immediately shaking her head.  She posted “What is ?”  She had wagered $9,999, and was left with a buck.  Awwwww Jane!  Her tournament total, however, was $29,001.

Michael also got it wrong, posting “What is trans Palestine”  He wagered $8,000, and ended with a daily total of $4,100.  His tournament total? $35,700.

Jane, Jane, Jane.  A lucky guess would have won it all for you….

Work-related Conversations Regarding Battery Powered Hi-lift thingummies Driving Around in my Cubical.
April 13, 2011, 2:42 pm
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2:20 PM co-worker: sweetI couldnt see it but it sounded like ineptitude

2:20 PM me: not ineptitude so much as lazy.  why not use a ladder?it’s like those people in the grocery store that are too lazy to push a shopping cart and have to ride a shopping scooter instead

2:22 PM co-worker: that not lazy its necessary to carry the extra bags of pork rinds dont you know anything …

2:22 PM me: no – i order all my pork rinds through amazon and have them delivered to my door

2:23 PM co-worker: yeh thats why god invented amazon

2:23 PM me: http://www.amazon.com/Fried-Pork-Rinds-Mixed-Flavor/dp/B000G671SM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1302729771&sr=1-3-catcorr

2:23 PM co-worker: youre makin my mouth moist

2:29 PM me: you slobbery thing you

2:30 PM co-worker: it happens


Link o’ the Day: Random James Bond Generator
April 7, 2011, 3:43 pm
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The Spy Is Never Forever
Starring Daniel Brosnan

With the assistance of a group of brainwashed agents, Sir Viktor Big and exotic fellow agent Pussy Warmflash attempt to provoke a nuclear war.

Try it for yourself here (via dakegra)

March 24, 2011, 8:46 am
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Oh, if only

Honey - This is what I want for my birthday this year

So There!
March 17, 2011, 2:06 pm
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I offer my loyalty to the symbol of my nation of citizenship and to the representative government which it implies, one society, answerable to no particular or specific religious idealology, permanantly joined together, with enfranchisement and fair treatment for all citizens, regardless of social standing, religious or political ideaologies, sexual orientations, union affiliations, marital status, income, education, or bmi.  Retweet THAT.

What i found out about Joe
March 17, 2011, 9:31 am
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via http://collider.com

See a resemblance?

Weird.  I JUST found out that Joe Hill is Stephen King’s kid.  How did I not know this?

I’ve been reading Joe Hill for years – I found an issue of Locke & Key at a local comic shop (Emerald City Comics) when I was looking for any Sandman issues I might have missed.  I have all six issues of  Welcome To Lovecraft (though none are from the first printing, dagnabbit), 5 of the 6 issues of  Head Games (missing Army of One – anyone want to help me out with that?) and all of Crown of Shadows. Haven’t gotten around to Keys to the Kingdom yet.  Guess I’d better hurry, eh?  Series is scheduled to release the very last issue in a week…

I’ve read Joe Hill’s first novel, Heart Shaped Box, and just got his second, Horns. I’m waiting on a signed bookplate for it, a reward for pre-ordering.  Oh yeah – btw – Could ya hurry up with that, Joe?  Mebbe?

I’ve read brief bios here and there; I follow him on Twitter, as I do all my favorite novelists  and comic book authors and illustrators.  But for some unknown reason, I have never looked him up on Wikipedia.

Now let me explain something here:  I have a very ambivilant relationship with the  ‘pedia.  It is frequently incorrect.  It is frequently self-serving.  Sometimes it’s so-called ‘primary’ sources are nothing but loop-backs to the self-same article.  It is downright DANGEROUS in the hands of crappy researchers.  Having said this, I still feel compelled to admit that I consult Wikipedia for EVERY-FRACKING-THING.  As a starting point,  mind you.  And I submit corrections and cite references when I can. I am, as you may have determined, a compulsive researcher.  I have to KNOW.

But I did not know that Joe Hill is Stephen King’s second son.


via http://www.vjbooks.com/Joe-Hill-s/628.htm


The only bearded photo I could find, via http://meanderthals.wordpress.com

Joe's Daddy


Does it matter?  No.

Does it change the way I feel about his writing? Not a bit.

I just feel like I walked out of a public restroom with my dress tucked in to my panties, and didn’t notice until I sat down in the back of the bus.


I can't belief this actually came up in a google image search. Try it yourself! Clicky the piccy