Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HoF Ads: Dachshund Stampede

This weekly series will feature ads that I consider to be the very best (in one way or another).  Please do not hesitate to tell me about your favorite ads, and if you have some (good) taste, I just might add yours to the list.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday's Sites To See

The SOLE purpose of this weekly series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as a recommendation, and I have included sites that are rather disturbing to me.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.

















 Link: [ChickChat]













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Monday, April 21, 2014

Come Monday...Fargo

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).


To be quite honest, I do not remember all that much about the particulars to [Fargo], the movie.  So, I’ll have to take the word of those who say that the [Fargo TV show] is loosely-based upon the movie by the same name.

What I do remember about the movie is that [Francis McDormand’s] part was a role she was born to play, which helped get me through all of the weird twists and turns to the plot.  It is in this respect where I can say for sure that the Fargo TV show is at least loosely-based upon Fargo, the movie.  For [Billy Bob Thornton’s] part in the TV show is a role he was born to play, and this helped me get though all of the weird twists and turns to the plot of the first episode, which aired last Tuesday night (April 15, 2014).

Speaking of weird twists and turns, the Fargo TV show was hysterically funny at times (at least to my wife and me) and then it turned very uncomfortably dark (at least to my wife and me).  So, if you are looking for a show to make you laugh your rear-end off, and then make you want to quickly put your rear-end back on out of guilt for wanting to feel good about [Lorne Malvo’s] antics, the Fargo TV show just might be what you are looking for.

In any event, the Fargo TV show is scheduled to air its second episode tomorrow night (April 22, 2014) at 9:00 p.m. (Central) on FX, and my wife and I will be probably watching it.  For it usually takes a while for us to learn our lessons.  *ADD BIG SIGH HERE*


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Sunday Drive

Back during my childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and me after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived.  Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a weekly series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.  The link below the image is to the site itself, and the image is linked to the post it was first included in here.



















 Link: [LLM Calling]











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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Cartoons (+)

No, it is not that I am in the midst of experiencing a second or third childhood.  For it is arguable that I have never really grown up because of my march toward maturity being interrupted by some episodes of arrested development along the way.  So, instead of thinking that this series is meant as a wistful look back upon a simpler time, think of it as being a rather simplistic mind remaining in a moment for an extended period of time.  In any event, I hope you find it enjoyable.


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday's Sites To See

The SOLE purpose of this weekly series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as a recommendation, and I have included sites that are rather disturbing to me.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.






























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Thursday, April 17, 2014

ATF: SoCal Dreams and Nightmares

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



California Dreamin’
The Mamas and The Papas
All the leaves are brown
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees
Got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray
I pretend to pray
You know the preacher liked the cold
Preacher liked the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
Knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin'
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

All the leaves are brown
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
On a winter's day
If I didn't tell her
If I didn't tell her
I could leave today
I could leave today
California dreamin'
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day



Hotel California
The Eagles
On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Risin’ up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy
And my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
Then I was thinkin’ to myself
This could be Heaven
Or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She got the Mercedes bends
She’s got a lot of pretty pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the captain
Please bring me my wine
He said
We haven't had that spirit here
Since 1969
And still those voices are callin’
From far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They're living it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceilin’
The pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember
I was
Runnin’ for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
Relax
Said the night man
We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave

Lyrics From: [elyrics.net]

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