Missive from ‘Merica: Last Christmas

Happy Boxing Day, Dear Reader 😀

Thoughtful Man is out working today. The last Boxing Day he worked was in 2010, he reminded me this morning. It was after the Boys had made an appearance at Craven Cottage, as mascots at the Fulham match against WHAM…


*Oh they were so cute, Clicky! Mind you, The Hammers beat us 1 – 3, so they weren’t particularly lucky mascots for The Cottagers…*

*Yeah, that was a shocker…*

Should you find yourself mourning the passing of George Michael, Dear Reader, may I suggestion you take your mind off the sad news by immersing yourself in an unfestive festive message from my good friend, The Okie Devil from Texas, below. It has cat gifs… 😉


CHRISTMAS!!! It’s Almost Here!!!

The end of it that is. But when does Christmas really end? Midnight on the 25th? Because anymore? The motherfucker starts sometime around July. And really gets obvious long before November anymore. There were some stores putting out their Christmas shit at the same time they were putting out their Halloween shit. Which is fucked up if you ask me…because the last thing in the fucking WORLD that I wanna think about around the time of Halloween…is Christmas. But that’s just me…I’m evil.

^Roll It Up – The Crystal Method^

I guess I can review “What I Got For Christmas”…which normally is quite easy, cause I get very little if anything. However, when I arrived over on this side of town the other day, I made the mistake of mentioning that my shoe had blow the sole out of it during the course of a conversation with my son. This resulted in whatshername buying me a new pair of Converse Hi-Tops. I also received…
A shirt.
$100.00 in U.S. currency. (That’s gonna be about what…$2.32 £?)
Anyway, the cash that I received was a $100 bill, and it was one of the new ones, and it was creepy as fuck. It had a goddamn microchip in it. The bill itself was pretty cool, cause when you hold it up to a light, some of the shit on the back shows through, there’s all kinds of crazy shit in there I guess to prevent counterfeiting, and I bet the bill costs more to make than it’s worth. Well, in “Economic Terms according to Economists” I’m sure it’s prolly valueless. However, I was able to take it to the corner store today and trade it in for three BRAND FUCKING NEW cans of snuff. They even gave me change. I’m hopelessly addicted to this rotten plant that is gonna give me tooth cancer. Assuming they stay in long enough.

^MK2 – Drive Away^

Assuming that you read out loud.
Which…that makes me wonder.
Is it the content, or the inflection?
Meaning…the intent.
Like…if you read something that SOUNDS angry, but it wasn’t written under the auspices of “being angry” or even “projecting anger”…what does that say about you?
Maybe just have perception problems.
Afterall…most problems…are yours.
So if you read something “bad” out loud, and you get ear cancer instead of eye cancer, what does that say?
I dunno. It just seems to me that even tho there are things that many if not most, and sometimes even ALL…can agree…yeah, this shit is bad.
But doesn’t that “bad” also need to tickle the “good” part in order to identify what is bad?
I believe that is called bias.
But that’s just me.
I’m biased.

^MK2 – The Darkness^

From today’s featured article…
Tropical Storm Vamei – a Pacific tropical cyclone that formed closer to the equator than any other tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean. The last storm of the 2001 Pacific typhoon season, Vamei developed on December 26 at 1.4° N in the South China Sea.
Mardi Gras: Spring Break – a 2011 comedy/road trip film. It stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Josh Gad, Bret Harrison, Arielle Kebbel, Danneel Harris, Regina Hall, and Carmen Electra. It is directed by Phil Dornfield. The film follows a trio of senior college students who visit New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season.
C. J. Aiken – an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Wilki Morskie Szczecin of the Polish Basketball League. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph’s University.
Community Newspaper Holdings – an American publisher of newspapers and advertising-related publications throughout the United States. The company was formed in 1997 by Ralph Martin, and is based in Montgomery, Alabama (after moving from Birmingham, Alabama in September 2011). The company is financed by the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
Leatherwood, Tennessee – an unincorporated community located in Wayne County, Tennessee.
HMSAS Africana – a minesweeping trawler of the South African Seaward Defence Force during the Second World War. She was originally a sea fisheries research vessel and was latter fitted for mine-sweeping and survey duties in the early 1930s.
Stokenbury Cemetery – a historic cemetery on Arkansas Highway 16 in Elkins, Arkansas. Established c.1846, it is the best-preserved property representing the early settlement of Elkins (now a bedroom suburb of Fayetteville).
Freedom Evolves – a 2003 popular science and philosophy book by Daniel C. Dennett. Dennett describes the book as an installment of a lifelong philosophical project, earlier parts of which were The Intentional Stance, Consciousness Explained and Elbow Room. It attempts to give an account of free will and moral responsibility which is complementary to Dennett’s other views on consciousness and personhood.
Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet – a retired teacher and officer of the Royal Navy. He was Chief Scout of the United Kingdom from 1972 to 1982.
Dunterlie Park (1906–1919) – a football ground in Barrhead, Scotland. It was the home ground of Arthurlie between 1906 and 1919, and was the second of three grounds to bear the same name.
Antiochus Kantemir – a Moldavian who served as a man of letters, diplomat, and prince during the Russian Enlightenment. He has been called “the father of Russian poetry”.
Sherwood Colliery F.C. – an English football club based in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.
Dina Iordanova – an educationalist and Professor of Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews. A specialist in world cinema, her special expertise is in the cinema of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Europe in general. Her research approaches cinema on a meta-national level and focuses on the dynamics of transnational film; she has special interest in issues related to cinema at the periphery and in alternative historiography.
FNAR – a group that has blown up several radar speed traps in France. They have demanded from the government lower taxes, more motorist-friendly policies, an end to immigration, and 4 million euros.
Suel A. Sheldon – a member of the Michigan Senate.
Harnam Singh – the second son of Raja Sir Randhar Singh Bahadur, GCSI, Raja of Kapurthala and younger brother of Raja Karak Singh Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala.
For those not familiar with “my shit”…that was/is what is known as one of my Random Wikipedia rants. I just go to Wikipedia, check out the “featured article” on the main page, then I click the “random” link 15 times, and see what in the fuck comes up. Usually some damned interesting stuff. But I have varied tastes. I guess I’m not as biased as I thought. /me shrugs
Give it a try yourself sometime.

^Koyaanisqatsi + Riders on the Storm (Nightmares on Wax Remix)^

Yeah…there’s a lot of shit on this tiny little planet of ours that is getting smaller and smaller by the day. I have no idea where we are gonna put all this shit. Butt I bet you prolly have some suggestions as to where exactly I can put all my shit. Not that it’s the same place that you keep your shit or anything. I mean…we all have brains…right?

^Adana Twins – Strange (Original Mix)^

Open the pod bay doors HAL.
Do you know what that means? Where that phrase originated, and what it is in reference to?
Did you pick it up from some Internet Meme, or some song, or poster, or advertisement?
Or have you actually seen the movie where this phrase originated, and know for yourself as to the logic, or some would say, lack of logic, behind what is behind this phrase?
Has all of the bullshit that this phrase has been subjected to diluted this phrase?
Or is that choice ours.
I admit that I was/am not too fond of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey itself, but then again I’ve never read the book.
Perhaps I should.
Perhaps someday, I will.
We’ll see eh?
Unless we don’t.
What is important to you?
How the fuck would I know?
Do I need to know?
I guess, only if I do…eh?


Sometimes? Things…just… … …go wrong.
Weird that things can turn out kinda right, when things get kinda sideways.
Of course, you’ll need to watch the video below to have the slightest inkling as to the current frame of reference to which I am referring. Assuming that you can. I dunno. I’m not where you are. I am where I am. I could describe the video to you, but it’s one of those things that…ya just gotta see for yourself.
Hal: “I don’t want to see it…I’ve GOT to see it.”
Movie = Shallow Hal

^Tony Pedregon Dickie Venables Indy 2005 bad accident Stagging to fuel funny car Nitro^

I guess most of the time when I write, it sounds as tho I know what the fuck I am talking about. Even tho I realize that I accomplish that by coming off as if I have no fucking clue what I am talking about. Which I don’t. I have no answer(s), and I am not a “truth seeker” as is so popular among certain sections of…whatever section you are researching or reading about or whatever to find the whatever you are searching for. I prefer the term “seeker”…because it’s less more and less broad in it’s scope…more or less anyway. To me, it helps me along my journey. But that’s just me. Ya gotta keep in mind that I am a complete and total loser who could fuck up a two car funeral. I guess the primary problem that I have with respect to “Truth Seekers” is what they omit. And what do they omit? I dunno. But like most people, they sure as shit don’t like it when they find it. I know I don’t. Being “wrong”…hurts. Being right…well…that hurts just as much to me. But that’s just me. Yes…there is some satisfaction in “knowing that you are right.” Just don’t get left.
Truth seems to be where you find it.
Not where you look for it.

^Paul McCartney – Monkberry Moon Delight (1971)^

Acetone Peroxide (Redirected from TATP) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone_peroxide
Explosive Material-Primary Explosive – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_material#Primary_explosive
Explosive Material-High Explosives – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_material#High_explosives
Use Forms of Explosives – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_forms_of_explosives
Explosive Material – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_material
WikiLeaks – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks
Deflagration – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration
News Leak – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_leak
Confidentiality (Redirected from Confidential information) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality
Affirmative Defense – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_defense
Affirmative – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative
Negative – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative
Defense – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense
Offense – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offense
Off – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off
On – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On
Off! (Brand) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off!_(brand)
DEET – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEET
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (Redirected from DDT) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
Organophosphate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organophosphate
Nerve Agent – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_agent
Aerosol – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosol
Breathing (Redirected from Breath) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breathing
Exudate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exudate
Human Impact on the Environment – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_impact_on_the_environment
Anthropogenic – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=anthropogenic
Anthropogeny – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropogeny
Anthropization – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropization
Anthropocene – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene
Carbamate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbamate

I dunno what to tell ya. Not that I’m trying to tell you anything other than I dunno what to tell ya or anything like that. But it just seems to me that the more we share? The more stingy we can be without being stingy at all. Where is that line between benevolent and stingy? I dunno. But someone is SURE to point it out to you. I myself am trying to not be so stingy with my reserve. Good luck figuring that one out.

^Lunatic Calm – Leave You Far Behind (Original Video)^

I hope your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be.
Even if you wanted it to not be.
Or just wanted it to be over.
You still wanted it to be.
You just wanted it to be…whatever you wanted it to be.
Doesn’t really change things for me.
But I’m weird like that.

^Underworld Born Slippy^


*/taps foot… Fuck! He’s off again… /sigh… Bloody Clicky Wiki Wander…*

*Bastard! Creeping up on me like that… Nearly gave me a heart attack…*

6 thoughts on “Missive from ‘Merica: Last Christmas

  1. Speaking of poor exchange rates…
    You know I’m not big on Xmas…but there is one thing I really enjoy seeing during the holidays…and that’s someone who is more excited about giving, without the need or want of getting something else in return.

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    1. Hello Jen 😀

      True… that’s a terrible guess of Cade’s at the dollar/pound exchange rate; the pound isn’t that strong 😉

      Did you get anything nice for Christmas?

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