You know I like to post about movies. You know I like 80’s movies. There’s a great list over at Branded in the 80s:
New League assignment, my Top Ten favorite movie villains…
I’ve seen almost all those movies. I agree with all of the choices that I recognize. [LIST SPOILERS - Read the other one 1st:] Man, I hated Johnny & The Cobra Kai. Sensei John Creese was the incarnation of evil. I dig this list because it’s not full of the obvious choices. There’s no Darth Vader, no Joker, no Xenomorph.
I’d include (in no particular order):
Dr. Peter Venkman: “This man has no dick.”
Walter Peck – He wasn’t the main villain in Ghostbusters, but he sure was more evil than Gozer or Zuul.
“Mr. Alucard Called…”
Count Dracula – The one from The Monster Squad was just scary. He was pure evil. He took control of all the other not-quite Universal Monsters. He had vampire wenches. He was a badass.
A dying race, ruled by a dying Emperor, imprisoned within themselves in a dying land.
The Skeksis – From The Dark Crystal. They were ridiculously creepy. They still creep me out. Jim Henson was a weird, wild, dark, & scary dude. Frank Oz only served to drive the madness.
“Isn’t he great, muscles and a sense of humor. Well, let’s thank Greg for the lunch time thrills and spills he’s given us. OK, EVERYBODY GET UP! GRAB AN END OF YOUR TABLE!”
Greg Tolan – From Just One of the Guys. Was this guy a preppy a-hole in every movie? He had the market cornered on it in the 80’s. And the girl did look like Daniel from the Karate Kid…
Then there’s Ted McGinley‘s character Stan from Revenge of the Nerds, Scut Farkus from A Christmas Story, The dude that wasn’t quite William Zabka from One Crazy Summer, and so many more. What’s on your not-so-obvious villains list?
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This Week It’s 2 “Prependicular” Peter Parkers!
This is genius. Tired of being able to do nothing when you see someone parked like a Jagoff? Now you can do something about it. Check out these perpendicular Peter Parkers as an example, and check out the printable parking “tickets”!
Just don’t damage anyone’s car (especially stickered or flagged ones), and don’t get caught and/or shot in the process.
One of these days I need to capture the people that park on the yellow-lined triangle int he middle of the lot at the Kuhn’s on Banksville. They usually stop there to disrupt traffic when going to the ATM or Starbucks.
YaJagoff.com | Printable Parking Notes: Do NOT ruin anyone’s vehicle!!
Snap a photo, place the ticket, and they can watch for themselves online. I only wish there was a way to call out the Peter Parkers who can’t Parallel Park on the street in front of my house.
I might need to make a custom one that says something like this:
Hey Jagoff New People That Just Moved Here,
Why has the number of cars on our street doubled since you’ve moved in? Please note that there’s an alley behind your house where you can park two (or at least one) of those cars. I don’t have an alley behind my apartment, so that’s not an option for me. Help make the neighborhood an easier place to park by not being a Jagoff.
Your Grumpy Jagoff Neighbor
Hey Jagoff That Visits Someone Here A Few Nights A Week,
Your truck is as long as a school bus, and is probably as wide. I appreciate that your solution is to sometimes park with a tire on the sidewalk, but that’s not really cool. It’s also not cool to take up 3 spaces by parking a half car-length (or quarter truck-length) away from the vehicle in front of and or behind you. I appreciate that you probably can’t see from your seat that’s 2 stories high… so maybe you should just park in the lot at the bottom of the hill & walk to wherever you need to go.
A Jagoff that actually lives in this neighborhood
Or even this:
Dear Jagoff Neighbors,
How is it possible that you have a picnic, birthday party, barbecue, bonfire, or gathering for a sporting event every weekend? Why is the gathering place for your entire extended family at your house? Don’t you ever go to their houses? Why is it that I can’t make a trip to CVS or anywhere else close by on a weekend without my space getting filled before I return? Do you have a lookout on the porch doing some sort of jagoff valet where you move all of your cars closer? Do you like to watch me carry 20 bags of groceries for 2 blocks? There is a parking lot at the bottom of the hill for your family. We occasionally like to entertain on the weekends too. We tell people to park in the lot.
A Jagoff Neighbor
Okay, I need to go do something to calm down.
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So Ultimate Classic Rock came up with a Zombie Apocalypse 2012 Playlist (in “honor” of the face-eater in Florida). Great idea. OK list. Granted, the name of the site is Ultimate Classic Rock, but let’s add some more zombie songs.
Tom Petty, ‘Zombie Zoo‘
Alice Cooper, ‘Zombie Dance‘ and ‘I Love the Dead‘
The Ramones, ‘Pet Sematary‘
The Zombies, ‘Time of the Season‘
Jonathan Coulton, ‘Re: Your Brains‘
Rob Zombie, ‘Living Dead Girl‘
U2, ‘Wake Up Dead Man‘
The Hooters, ‘All You Zombies‘
Michael Jackson, ‘Thriller‘
Let’s expand our list to cannibalism, face-eating, and general insanity or gore.
I’m sure there are many many more. Help me list ‘em?
Ultimate Classic Rock | Zombie Apocalypse 2012 Playlist
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As a blogger, I guess I should heed some of these rules? I found this where Ramy dropped it.
How to Write Good
This reminds me of one of the best movies ever.
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This is why I don’t design guitars.
This is my new Tetris. (Thankfully I’ve never had a phone cool enough to play Angry Birds.) Online guitar builders are popping up like mad, and now there’s a contest for making the ugliest one over at Joe Gore’s Tone Fiend blog:
Go try your luck at making the worst! There is some serious competition over there. Sadly, I like some of the “bad” color schemes. I guess I do like goofy guitars after all. (You may remember the mutant beauty pageant.)
I even used one of the guitar builders to help plan out my Turner’s Iced Tea guitar idea.
Poorly Thrown Together Iced Tea Guitars
Matt at Guitar WTF has also posted a great list of virtual guitar builders in the past. Some are great, some are not so great. They all seem to have some bugs as well as some great qualities.
I’ll list the ones I know about:
Are there any glaring omissions?
I’m fully expecting one of these to pop upon the Guitarz blog one day. None are as crazy as the Tom Bingham stuff or Bertram’s, though.
I still haven’t seen a virtual guitar builder that can do this though. I did a Google image search for ‘Tetris Guitar’ and came up short. This was the next best thing. It would be cool if it still worked to play video games. Really though, $190 is a very reasonable price. If I had $200 to spare, I’d get one of these.
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So, I’ve been a reader of the Dormont-Brookline Patch for a while now. It’s sort of like an online local paper. I’ve even commented on quite a few things. There’s all kinds of stuff going on in these two neighborhoods, as well as the surrounding areas. It’s a great way to stay informed, and it’s one of the first things I added to Google Reader.
I recently became a blogger on the patch, and you’ll be able to follow my rantings & misadventures here: AiXeLsyD13 on Patch
It will most likely be short blurbs pointing to the general chaos here, but every once in a while I may be inspired to give it some exclusive content. Maybe I’ll blog about local events, places, etc., or maybe even some personal stuff like food allergies.
Check out my introductory post:
Have any thoughts/advice? Think it’s a good introduction? What should I blog about there? Should it focus on the area?
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