I wonder what they were thinking when they chose this image and slogan? Certainly not yiffing... but then, who would ever think that ;o)
I ran a google search of the image to see if the artwork showed up anywhere else and got stupid results
but at least the artwork didn't show up 'stolen' per se (I assume they paid someone for this and that person didn't take the work from another without permission).
I should mention this all started with the 'professionally done' logo looking a lot like a PBS logo for Odd Squad. l showed what I thought was the TV one to the Children's Librarian but I think what I saw was another person's mash up (damn Pinterest). Anyway, Odd Squad uses this logo
Official PBS drawing/logo
and our Librarian wasn't familiar with the show. *sigh* it's been a week of jackalopes, but I don't think I'll re-draw tomorrow.
And this isn't what I do at work all morning, either ;o) I've been doing backups of and updates on various computers this week to assure we can survive a hack-attack like WannaCrypt. Microsoft has some info here, and I used it to update our remaining XP machine. Our Vista wouldn't update but I have copies copies copies of it around.
Now it's off to watch Them! on TCM :D
I had to scribble this on the whiteboard this morning after seeing the professionally done critter.
I'm trying to talk the Children's Librarian into buying this plush for her desk as well
Damn tax program let me down by not querying me on his student status: I think it should have done so based on age/income variables. I caught this before the IRS, but I only checked because the State flagged my forms: the State did not notify me, they put a cryptic note on their "Where's my refund?" web check page... I hate these people.
So, one 1040X ready for final entries and then I'll figure out how soon to mail each follow-on! Instructions are clear as mud. And no efile allowed- must paper mail with check in my instance.
These old pans are great! I cheated this year and used a boxed mix, but I did improvise and sub lemon juice for half the water.
Homemade buttercream frosting! I love my Wilton decorating kit though I only do the most basic piping.
This year my two youngest sons are taking mom to see the new Guardians' movie as a treat. I'll have to wait for the disc to see Rocket again.
Just because I feel I must post the like of these :D
So true! Especially in terrible weather.
This could have been done with a guy just as easily. Poor pup!
Eddie was a great guy, though. He was always upbeat and had an infectious smile. Our paths rarely crossed other than meals or house events, particularly because I was two or three years older than he and we had different majors, and pledge classes tend to hang out among themselves. Regardless, I don't do funerals if I can avoid them now.
Heh, I saw a picture of the brothers from various classes who attended the send off, taken at a local restaurant. What a scary bunch of old men! I had to really rack my brains to figure out who some of them were, as again I had not seen most of these since graduation in 1978. Glad I don't look like that... ;o)
I need to write this all down because I want to remember last night- a dream I dreamt. Even now it is fading more and more. The colors were spot on, the scenery accurate...
I was at the Library, at the side entrance to the Circulation Desk, and I was approached by Eddie, but I could not rationalize what was happening because he was as I recalled him looking in college, young and smiling and easy going, but in the back of my mind I knew otherwise. I kept thinking this is someone else, but he spoke to me by name and all I could stammer was "Eddie?" and he smiled and said he had to be going now. He hugged me as he said this, still smiling, then shouldered a backpack, turned, and was gone.
A visitation? I do not feel guilt over not attending, but maybe he wanted to see me, or have me see him, one more time. Which is why I write this down so it doesn't just vanish like so many other dreams.
( some spoilers )
This movie is currently available (unitl May 4) on tcm.com if you subscribe to a provider that includes the TCM channel in its line up.
( pics, safe )
A quick look online using the VIN gave me insight to the truck's origin. This site decoded the numbers sufficiently enough to tell me where my old friend started his life: the Mahwah Ford Assembly Plant in New Jersey. The plant closed just six years after my truck was created, but there are of course photos here and there online of it. *sigh* What's happened to this country? This page wasn't too bad for imagery.
And Birthers be damned! ;o)
It's fairly recent but I never saw this one before. My wolf fursona son, the smoker, had seen it: no impact there :o( I love the whole city with its pig inhabitants that they invented for the ad.
Myself I had my first cigarette when I was 4 or 5. Stupid kid, I asked my mom for matches because my bother had raided a house ashtray and we ran out in our experimentation. We would smoke off and on for years. I remember I liked Parliaments with those recessed tips when I was around 9 or 10.
My favorite brand was Winston. I tried them all, but it was the red and white box that got me in the end. Can I blame Hanna-Barbera for this?
I used to watch this show a lot, even in New York (so that was when the show first came out).
I stopped smoking in 1984.
One for the road...
Tonight I happened upon Rick and Morty Season 3 episode 1 on YouTube (you know, that wonderful how-to-fix-your-engine site). I was actually watching Cyanide and Happiness compilations when this appeared in suggestions. Even though I missed all but one of Season 2 this was a great episode. And it explained something I had been seeing lately and wondering what the hub-bub was all about
Memes involving this have been popping up all over iFunny.
Here's the responsible episode on YouTube if you haven't caught it yet-
And here's an article discussing the sauce.
- Animal Adventure Park set up a live cam to broadcast the birth of April the Giraffe's calf
- April took her time at this, and after watching for a few weeks we finally got to see the baby born!
- Haters gonna hate.. or pranksters gonna prank: there was an outcry at the beginning, maybe a joke, or maybe PETA or some self-righteous individuals, that this was too explicit etc, etc. Some of the early comments are here.
I guess Animal Adventure Park never saw this parody-
because they have now decided to take down the cam in a few days because of all the negative and/or 'helpful' whining comments about how things ought to be!
In any event, the baby is born, and he is pretty damn big. Looking at his stance in this picture, and being a plush loving sort, I posted this on twitter and FB-
I had a 1978 Ford E150 Econoline cargo van back in the early 80's. I was going to see the USA in it and had done some interior modifications to make it 'camper ready.' That never happened due to a motorcycle mishap in 1982. I kept the van anyway.
If you've had a van you'll know that you can reach parts of the engine from inside the cab by detaching a large plastic cowl. This is also a handy way to access your starter when the Bendix misbehaves and it needs a good whack with a 2x4. I had this problem one winter and when the 2x4 solution got iffier and iffier I finally had to rebuild the starter.
Jump ahead to present day:
My lawn tractor is 12 years old this year. I finally decided it was a good time to put some Sea Foam treatment in the gasoline and also change the oil on Thursday (perfect weather) and went out to the old shed to look it over. It wouldn't start so I put the battery on the charger and spent an hour removing the traction weights from the truck bed. I went back to the tractor and it started up almost immediately! I let it run a bit in order to let the additive run into the carburetor and then shut it down.I decided to do the oil Friday.
Friday the tractor wouldn't start: the starter whirred but it would not engage. I thought about this and thinking maybe the battery or solenoid was on its last legs I decided to put the charger back on and went about changing the sluggishly cold oil anyway. After getting the oil done the tractor still wouldn't start but just whirred. Okay... memories of the van flashed in my head and finding a suitable hunk of 2x6 (I had no smaller wood handy) I gave the starter some encouragement and damned if it didn't engage the flywheel!
Today I went online and looked up starter prices. The cheapest was about $35 with Prime shipping. The highest was an OEM B&S for $71 plus shipping. My next step was to hit YouTube and see what folks said about starter issues. Rebuilding did not seem a viable option but... seeing a starter pulled out and apart gave me incentive to remove the hood, dismantle the blower housing, and have at the now exposed starter assembly with nothing more than silicone lubricant, cleaning rags, and faith.
Suffice it to say that it worked afterwards. Will it work tomorrow, I don't know. For now I didn't have to replace a battery, solenoid, and/or starter thanks to watching other folks discuss these problems, as well as recalling my old van memories.
I don't have any pictures of this project so I give you our concrete bunny among Spring flowers!
...because every post needs at least one picture :o)
A favorite character-
Eddie- There's some internet scuttlebutt (heh-heh, butt...) about his relationship with Moon, and that in itself lends a bit of intrigue to this.
The IMDb keyword selection for this movie
Ooooh, for me?
There were two that munched the apples I'd thrown for the rabbit, and more pictures can be seen here on my google site: https://goo.gl/photos/
The pics aren't great (lighting, focus), but I view these as the equivalent of Polaroids or Instamatic pics anyway. And the deer were constantly moving about: such inconsideration! The smallest one would zoom through the yard, jumping fallen trees and ducking low branches, all-out having fun, while the adults grouped together cautiously and watched all around constantly. In the end, the young'n was all out of breath and panting and just enjoying the thrill of living.
A couple of hours later I realize there is the driveway rabbit by the truck again, lazily eating apples I had tossed there, and totally ignoring the pup and myself in his dining.
Note: I do not believe this is same as the side-yard rabbit because he usually stays by the driveway near the truck (hence I sometimes call him driveway bunny) while the other is always on the other side of the dog yard near my shed and the woods there.
Regardless, he is alive as well! I don't know where the fox found the other bunny but there have been three here on occasion at mating times.
Another note: I call them by their respective pronouns because of where I usually find the kittens nesting.
So happy! I even got some pictures of a very cooperative driveway bunny.
Driveway bunny? I haven't heard that name in years...
A couple of more pics here on my google site: https://goo.gl/photos/
( original sketch/blog here )
I do not want to appear callous, I just have to remind myself that this is the way of the world. There had been a rabbit in the fenced part of the yard earlier in the morning and the dog didn't see it right away. I watched it for a bit, standing stock still as The Huntress sniffed about, and then the chase was on. I wonder if this was the same little bunny :o(
*sigh* I even made some bad jokes later, that either the fox would appear dragging a deer next, or vice versa. And then came a trio of hawks, gliding above, and while thinking "Ride of the Valkyries" I imagined them hauling off one of the deer as well.
And deer! Too bad the camera malfunctioned yesterday as they were gallivanting and gamboling about in the wild winds and cold temps right out next to the driveway. Today I got a shot or two when they crossed the back yard, but these pictures were not so good as the deer were on the move and many trees separated us.
Best I could do. The other shot that came out was basically a butt/flank ;o)
We are due for a large storm Tuesday, so I made sure the snowblower had fuel and the cables were adjusted. Our storm Friday left only a few inches of snow but I used the blower anyway just because it had been almost a month since the last storm. I had gravel shooting 30' because although we had accumulation the driveway was still not frozen after all those 50 degree days.
The calm before the storm.
I had to shop today because tomorrow will be panic at the stores as folks remember they only have limited foods packed away for the 'event.' I also topped off the gasoline in the truck because it adds more weight for traction ;o) We now have our recommended 4+ gallons of milk, four loaves of assorted breads plus English muffins, two dozen eggs, lots of coffee (and Kahlúa, just in case). But this is normal for us anyway.
To hell with French toast!
And in a very loosely related note- Google photo picture search gives a kind of Sesame Street array of results here:
One of these things is not like the other... presented with no more comment :D
Who is Blur anyway? I was actually thinking of this song when I rhymed the subject ;o)