Friday, November 18, 2011

Chk Chk Chk !!!

Just found out that Nic Offer is the ONLY lead singer in Chk Chk Chk and that John Pugh left the band in 2007... Where have I been?

John Pugh IMHO was the better of the two singers.  While Nic might have the showmanship Pugh had the better stylings.

With John Pugh and bassist Justin van der Volgen gone from the band... why continue to follow and listen !!!?

This totally makes me sad to think that the annoying (and weak link of the band) Nic Offer now carries !!!.
why !!!, why?

I guess I will need to research Pugh's band Free Blood

Sad week

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fuck Today!

It's the worst!!!!

Here is the head of a sparrow.  Hopefully it will make things better.  But yeah, FUCK TODAY!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Pretty much the same.

I drive on long stretches of road, passing faceless drivers.. personalities only passed on by the way they drive, their driving habits.

I pull into the gravelled drive and am greeted by the silent exterior of my warm home.

We cook, we eat, we discuss. Desserts, enjoyed most nights but not all. 

Then we lie comatose. Trying to break that habit we sometimes turn on the radio, opening a Pandoras box of cacophony.  These are moments i enjoy more.

Other times we attempt to complete projects that would make Sisiphus appear to be slacking. We take our time, as our home is here to stay.

Eventually we succumb.

It all starts again tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

30 miles on a 2 speed

Sunday was spent biking the Baltimore Annapolis Trail.

Mostly flat with gradual hills.  While the peeps I was with had multi geared road bikes, I took up the rear in my two gear Marin Hamilton 29er.  I pedaled longer and harder than my friends who could change their gear at the flip of a paddle or switch.  All in all a great ride and an even better work-out.

What's with the Lance Armstrong wanna be's?  DO YOU have to dress in all lycra?  Do you have to spend money on specialized clothes, when normal clothes work just as well?  It's not like it is a time trial or a mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia.  Why do Americans feel the need to wear sport appropriate clothing to the particular sport they are partaking in?  Just because you watch the Tour and casually bike on the weekends, does not require you to put on the "uniform". I understand that some sports do require special equipment, but last I checked scuba gear is not required for biking... SHit brother just roll up your right pant leg so your pants don't get caught in the gear...

I am sick an tired of seeing all the overweight Lance Armstrong wanna be's cycling on the trails of Maryland and the District.

But yeah anyway.  All you need are two gears and a rolled up right pant leg.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Word of the Day: Turgid



Swollen and distended or congested: "a turgid and fast-moving river".

(of language or style) Tediously pompous or bombastic: "some turgid verses on the death of Prince Albert".

For more usage of the word see the comments at the end of this article:
Zoning Board Rules on the Stadium Club: No Sex Here!

Sexually-oriented business establishment-- an establishment having as a substantial or significant portion of its stock in trade, books, magazines, and other periodicals, films, materials, and articles, or an establishment that presents as a substantial or significant portion of its activity, live performances, films, or other materials, that are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or related to specified sexual activities and specified anatomical areas.

These establishments may include, but are not limited to, bookstores, newsstands, theaters, and amusement enterprises. If an establishment is a sexually-oriented business establishment as defined here, it shall not be deemed to constitute any other use permitted under the authority of this title. (24 DCR 5144)

Specified anatomical areas-- parts of the human body as follows:

(a) Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttock, and female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and

(b) Human genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered. (24 DCR 5144)

Specified sexual activities - the following activities:

(a) Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse, sexual stimulation or arousal, sodomy, or bestiality; and

(b) Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock, or breast. (24 DCR 5144)

Idiot is me

I woke this morning, at 5:15 thinking i needed to drive 2 hours to Richmond, VA for a doctors appointment.  Prior to leaving i decided to check my phone messages That had built up.  Yes i have the odd ability of not checking my cell phone messages until months later. Low and behold I had a reminder message from the Hume-Lee Transplant Center reminding me my appointment was not until MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14th.

Back to bed?
Empty the dishwasher?


Enjoyed a delicious slice of pumpkin pie.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Can't make this up: the Mount Rainier, Maryland edition

I knew when we bought our house, in Mount Rainier, Maryland, we were moving into a mixed neighborhood of artists, aging hippies and blue collar plebes.

Being the social guy that I am, I subscribed to the neighborhood/city's yahoo group listserve to learn up on the locals, the politics and the general goings on.

Most emails inquire into good contractors, rumors about our city government and the giving away of free garbage.

The listserve received the below email last night from Joanne Kirsch, enjoy its simplicity:

I wonder if her animal needs to stop smoking or lose weight?  Or maybe is suffering from depression...

If you want to subsribe to utter whackiness that is the Mount Rainier, MD yahoo group listserve, feel free it is open to all and not moderated:
Subscribe to MountRainierMD

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Is this Doug?

Herman Cain.... sir look to your own party for the machine tactics

Dear Sir Godfather Herman Cain,

I consider myself a far left of center independent voter.  But I like you, Herman Cain, I like you a lot.  Your heading a pack of emotional issue driven screwbags who have no answers to the issues of the day.  999 is perfect. Practical??? prolly not.

Anyway, your recent statement regarding the Democratic Machine being behind your attacks is so wrong its mind boggling.  The demos want you to win, I want you to win, your party's nomination.  Please look to your racist brethren of the GOP.  They are leading the way and spending the money in an attempt to bring you and your foot long down (i have it on good authority) via a high-tech lynching. BECAUSE THEY ARE SCARED!

Most probably think it is Perry who is funding your "Democratic machine", but I think its the cultist Romney, cuz he wants the nomination more.

I am sure you know this, 'cause you are a smart guy, and you are just using the demos as your 'high-tech' punching bag, so that in the event you DO win your party's nomination you have something to point to and say "hey, look what they did".

Anyway, in the event you read this I want you to know that I am posting a link to your campaign website's DONATE page: DONATE TO HERMAN CAIN.

I want you, Herman Cain, to win the GOP's nomination.

I urge all of my readers to visit and donate to Herman Cain's campaign.  Because anything else would be detrimental to our great nation.

Yours in Christ,


ps I tried to type this in Comic Sans but does not provide it as a font choice.

Don't forget to donate to Herman Cain


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

$15 Pants

I'm now in the in crowd.  

I'm sporting fresh 'wrinkle resistance' pants.  

My legs are styling in their plastic sheened fabric.  

I walk down the halls of this office space with the confidence of a Berkshire Hathaway employee, flinging $100 bills at unsuspecting gringos and their latino water can holders.  

Naked and frail poor look to me as the pinnacle of social advancement.

I am the elite. 

I am the bossman, the supreme chief.  

I climb to the top of my figurative mountain and scream at the top of my lungs 

It is because of these pants that I am what I am.



Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sancho Panza meet Echa Panza

UPDATED on 11/16/11

From Thomas "el madero" Elwood & Our Dear Leader Doug


Just having fun:

Echa Panza Sticker ideas

Provided by The Wood

I personally love this one:

For Howardzz!!!

 source material:

other older ideas:

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Your help is desperately needed

The only team i identify with is basicaly being shunned by the city of Washington and as a result is threatening to move to Baltimore. Egads... Balitmore

Please help me in asking my city's leaders to help bring economic development to DC by keeping DC United in DC, a online petition has been created.. Pleas sign.