Monthly Archives: August 2008

No, this is not a joke product from the Onion

I thought all the (insert instrument here) Hero shirts from TorsoPants.com were amusing along with the joke on CN’s Fried Dynamite. Then the “Christians” have decided to bring their lameness to a PC near you. Don’t believe me, see this … Continue reading

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Bumpersticker joke of the day

Haven’t had one of these pictures in a while and with the iPhone’s built-in camera, it’s even easier to catch now. The vehicle had Texas plates but I guess it originally came from California because the equivalent of Tijuana for … Continue reading

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A modern dinosaur spotted in my yard!

I say…I say, what an odd and unexpected visitor we had upon our doorstep after dinner. That’s the best Foghorn Leghorn I can do on the fly. Still, I figured it was inevitable because chickens like to wander and there’s … Continue reading

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Wii Fit Milestone #1 – 100 Days

Yesterday’s e-mail was rather heavy but it needed to be stated to reassure everyone I hadn’t quit, just slowed down a bit. If I had a faster upload speed on my ADSL, I would blame the subject matter more for … Continue reading

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Where have I been lately?

When I started Picyaune 4.0 back in July of 2005, the goal was to continue the magazine-letter-like style with the rapidity of a blog page since using straight HTML pages in version 3.0 (from 1998-2005) was too slow. I was … Continue reading

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Cowboy Mouth

Most of you who don’t live in the Louisana-Texas area are probably going “Who?” at the mention of this band. Maybe your memory would be jogged over their one big, national hit “Jenny Says” from 1996-7 which got them on … Continue reading

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1998: Neil Finn at La Zona Rosa

Drat! I realized that I missed his 50th birthday while “researching” this story. Maybe if Neil wrote a song like his brother’s “Haul Away,” I could remember it better. Tonight I’m off to see Cowboy Mouth for the second time … Continue reading

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The scars of Clarke still haunt us Flyers fans

Due to the slowness of Summer, I forget to check my link to the Philly newspaper every day to see what’s the skinny on the Flyers. To my horror there was a piece Wednesday talking about my team being one … Continue reading

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Humor test #2

My new litmus test on humor arrived over the weekend. I wore it in public where it yielded about a 50 percent success rate on strangers and friends “getting the joke.” Most usually laughed yet they said they couldn’t explain … Continue reading

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A special screening of Slapshot courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse

The turnout was pretty good for Central Texas. I was more thrilled over my friend Brian coming with a pair of friends. As you recall, Brian is a huge Red Wings fan and also played in the minor leagues when … Continue reading

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1998: Apple II starts today, in a training class

“Two” is a great title and fitting. No one really recalls the Apple I but a few still exist. Now the Apple II went on to be foundation of the “little” computer company that could and continues to irritate the … Continue reading

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1983: Hurricane Alicia brings Summer to an end

Our return to Houston to finish out the Summer was short lived. After the stressful yet eye-opening month in Springfield, the tropical depression in the Gulf had become Hurricane Alicia and it was headed for the area. Being a Midwesterner, … Continue reading

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A birthday surprise from the Giraudets!

This lovely collection was left at the doorstep of my house. How awesome after a rather trying yet boring day at work. It was also soothing to receive because I was a tad stressed to get somewhere else on time … Continue reading

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Ten consecutive years in Austin!

Escape from North Carolina concluded today and so began Austin Two which celebrates its 10th year. I may have been several thousand bucks in the hole to return ($1300 to break the lease, $400 on new tires) but my quality … Continue reading

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1998: Elvis must’ve been my co-pilot

The final phase of Escape from North Carolina was now underway. With the other two legs completed: the drive from NC to Illinois and GenCon 31; I left Steve & Patty’s house in great spirits and easily made Memphis by … Continue reading

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