Monday, January 31, 2011
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Monday, January 24, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
...pretend you understand what any of the obscure and dog-racing specific terms and abbreviations mean.
Insert your money into the maw of the automated, ultra-confusing, user-unfriendly, highly complicated, overly-option-oriented, rapacious pari-mutuel betting machine. Wish it a fond farewell. You shall not be seeing it again.
Wander out to the track to watch the dogs race around the track at top speed. Excepting, of course, for your dog. Your dog will invariably amble around near the rear of the pack, seemingly searching for a lonely and unattended spot somewhere where it can poop out the two dollars you just wasted on it in peace and quiet, away from the fierce hubbub and clamor of the finish line.
Posted by Cranblogger at 12:08 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Posted by sadly factual at 4:55 PM
It's been a busy couple of days. This is a list of our activities the past couple of days (not including flying here, traveling from orlando, setting up, doing sound checks, and three performances):
- Driving range (broke a golf club)
- Crappy go karts
- Faster go karts, also crappy
- 4 Thrift stores (bought golf club for $1 to replace broken one)
- Duckpin bowling
- American Police Hall of Fame (see me next to the 'Bladerunner' cop car! (above) Also, Jon and I briefly thrown in jail. (below))
- Shooting range (surrounded by police, paramilitary, and crazy tattoed redneck Floridian teaparty-ers, banging away with Glocks and stuff - can things get more fun?)
Am off to do more stuff!
Posted by Cranblogger at 10:48 AM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This has been a long time coming. Months back, I visited Jame after a show I had down in southern Virginia. On the way back, I stopped at --almost too astounding to be believed-- the actually OPEN-to-visitors-for-a-change Foamhenge roadside attraction on the road into Natural Bridge, VA. These are the pictures from that trip. Jame, sorry for the delay.
Foamhenge, naturally, is an homage to Stonehenge, the ancient observatory/sacrificial altar/alien landing zone/whatever the druids vaguely tended in what passed for England back around the third millennium, BC. According to the experts at Foamhenge (and why not believe them? They built a Stonehenge - out of Foam!) there are two main competing theories as to the construction of the original monolithic structures.
Theory 1 involves groups of prehistoric thugs lugging large stones around and standing them up using braces such as this:
The competing theory:
...involves Merlin the Magician mystically levitating tons of rock over the Irish Sea.
Tough choice. Will have to mull this one over for a while. At any rate, the finished Foamhenge is impressive in its casual, half-abandoned gigantitude. I'm sure the original --made of stone-- is even more impressive for the same sorts of reasons.
If this all works correctly, there should be a short video that appears right after this. I have my doubts, however.
Foamhenge: I heartily recommend stopping by if you get the chance. Only a few miles off 81, and --face it-- when are you going to get to the real Stonehenge? This is almost as good. And way wackier.
Posted by Cranblogger at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Now I know why she sighed. No cat scratches are that bad. I guess that's why it's so comfy. Did I fall asleep in it yet? First night. Mmmm...leather.
Posted by sadly factual at 12:15 AM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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