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Guess What? April 18, 2007

Filed under: wack — tim @ 11:38 am

I’ve been selected to go on to the Jeopardy! second round of testing at the auditions in May. Yes! I took the online test a while back and did very well (with some help from H) and now I’m moving on to the second 50-answer test and a mock version of the game.

I need to bring with me 5 “interesting tidbits about myself.” You know the kind — the ones they tell on the beginning of the show. Seeing as how I don’t collect antique bedpans or something stupid like that, I need some stories. Got any about me?

THANKS

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If you’re not outraged February 21, 2007

Filed under: george w bush,media,politics,wack — tim @ 12:44 pm

…you’re paying too much attention to Britney Spears or Anna Nicole Smith. From rollingstone.com:

Here’s the thing about the system of news coverage we have today. If
the Walton family, or Lee Raymond, or the heirs to the Mars fortune
actually needed the news media to work better than it does now, believe
me, it would work better. But they have no such need, because the
system is working just fine for them as is. The people it’s failing are
the rest of us, and most of the rest of us, apparently, would rather
sniff Anna Nicole Smith’s corpse or watch Britney Spears hump a fire
hydrant than find out what our tax dollars are actually paying for.

Shit, when you think about it that way, why not steal from us? People that dumb don’t deserve to have money.

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Best (Worst) Commercial Ever February 17, 2007

Filed under: is this funny,wack,wiggity — tim @ 5:38 am

…it’s just like a mini-mall!

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Family Guy Clip Time: An old one, but one of the classics. October 12, 2006

Filed under: beelogs,family guy,wack — tim @ 5:37 pm

So all this talk about YouTube in the news this week, it’s funny how fast that thing took off. But it’s a great concept that will completely make money: who doesn’t want to be on television? And besides, there’s no other way I can easily say, “I want to listen to a little bit of the Four Peters” and BAM!

The Four Peters, ladies and gentlemen. The Four Peters.

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…and the winner is… October 10, 2006

Filed under: eat & drink,food,vermont,wack — tim @ 5:03 pm

I will make you hold your breath in suspense as they announce the winner of the Ben & Jerry’s name-a-flavor contest.

The kicker is, it doesn’t actually become a flavor — it just becomes property of B&J’s. It’s filed away into the “wacky corner” of the freezer.

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It’s the breast thing for your child August 4, 2006

Filed under: baby,breastfeeding,mommies,wack — tim @ 10:27 am

We got this magazine this month and knew it would spark some controversy: BabyTalk magazine

…but some people are grossed out.

“Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob,” wrote Lauren, a mother of a 4-month-old.

Dear Lauren,

I really want to shake you violently, but I can’t decide if it’s because of your stupidity or lack of understanding of basic human survival skills. I understand if women were just whipping boobs out, flashing them in public like some sort of salad-bar striptease, but look at this cover. Do you see a nipple? No. Do you see anything? No. You need to learn what your boobs are for and use them, because obviously you have some self-shame issues. Thanks.

All the breast,

Tim

PS You’re such a boob.

What’s the big deal? Is America that pent up and Puritanical where a beautiful image of a mother feeding her offspring that offensive? I hardly think that a natural act such as the nourishment of a child should be so shameful in this society. Only in America!

And to those who see this and think that the breast is a sexual thing, I’m talking to you, Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas. If you someday google your name and this article pops up, hello!

One mother who didn’t like the cover explains she was concerned about her 13-year-old son seeing it.

“I shredded it,” said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. “A breast is a breast — it’s a sexual thing. He didn’t need to see that.”

Let me assure you that your 13-year-old son has seen plenty of breasts — but only in that sexual way. If he had been exposed (pun intended) to what breasts are really for (NOURISHMENT), then maybe he wouldn’t have been shocked. Your sheltering of his view on breasts is highly ostrich-like. I can guarantee that he’s seen thousands of boobs by now (ask him) and of course he’s going to see it as sexual, because you’re eliminating all other viewpoints.

What a sad society we live in where a natural act makes women feel ashamed. The term lactivist always makes me chuckle, because it’s sad that we have to have such a thing. But more power to mommies who have milk-ins in public! What are you going to do, kick out 30 nursing mothers? And shame on those who would make a woman feel ashamed for doing this or telling them to just “go do it in the bathroom.” Do you eat in the bathroom? Come on, let’s go, I’ll bring my baby and you bring your humble pie and we’ll go eat in the bathroom. If more malls had better nurseries, this wouldn’t be as big of an issue. But that’s another post.

The original article in Baby Talk can be found here.

 

Hunka Hunka Burnin Diapers July 28, 2006

Filed under: baby,wack — tim @ 5:17 am

We’ve been surviving some humid days and humid nights in preparation for my birthday coming on Sunday. BBQ is going to be the name of the game, and all sorts of folks will be coming over, but I suspect that most of them are coming just to see LP! Which is fine by me. LP has been practicing all sorts of tricks this week, but her best one is that she’s about 7 weeks old now and can pretty much hold her head up if you lay her on your chest! During Tummy Time she’s usually pretty good about stretching up. I can hold her under her armpits and make her dance which should go over well. Last night she was doing quite the softshoe routine.

viva las creepy!

I still hate Anne Geddes pictures. I thought that having a baby around would make me say otherwise, but nah. It’s not that cute! Now, babies dressed as _____________ are automatically funny:

    • Abraham Lincoln
    • pirate
    • Elvis (Viva Las Vegas era)
    • handlebar moustache man w/stripey bathing-suit along with a straw hat
    • Viking
    • Frenchman
    • …?

God, that kid is creepy. I need to use him in more posts.