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Doomzor the Rollinator

I must own this song on compact disc.

I was going through some junk in my basement and I found this oldish casio keyboard, and I think I might teach myself how to play it.  Mostly so I can play things like this.


The lyrics suck, but I love the synth-keyboard music in the background.

Thursday at work, I yelled at this kid for sucking.  He was shutting off the belt that the boxes come down, which if done too often, or for too much time really fucks things up and makes everyone's job harder.  What really got me though is that he refused to work quickly to clear the space in front of him, he didn't even take one of his hand's out of his pocket in fact.  So I yelled for him to hurry up, and he was all like 'no thanks'.  So I called him a fat piece of shit, and told him that nobody likes him (which is totally true btw).  He got all emo and kept staring at me all menacingly for the rest of the night.  At the end of the night he ducked out early and on his way out, he found my boss' boss and told on me, lol.  My boss told me to lay off him.  I guess I don't really have to mess with him anymore, because if you can get a grown man to become taddle tale, then you pretty much win.

It's starting to warm up outside.  I can tell because there is a specific event that occurs at work every spring which let's me know.  At the end of the night at work, it is my job to walk the package belts and make sure that nothing will be left behind at the end of the night because it got stuck.  When walking the low belt I have to crawl the whole way.  There are these metal arms/walls on the belt put there to divert boxes into individual trailers.  I have to preform a complicated maneuver to get around these diverters.  I have kneel next to them, and then ''step'' over them while on my knees.  In the summer time temperatures are warmer than in the winter, and being a boy I have balls in between my legs.  They tend to hang lower in hotter climates than in the arctic tundra, and while ''stepping'' over one of the diverters I managed to pinch one of my man parts between it and my leg.  Shit hurts, and I lol about it every year, because it seriously happens every spring.

P.S. I totally haven't played WoW in like 2 months, I don't even have a subscription anymore.

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I've been watching a lot of Battlestar Galactica lately.  Some would say too much, I say fuck no never.  I'm all caught up now and have to wait until Friday for a new one BOOOOOOO.

Not surprisingly, I've been having a fair amount of BSG dreams lately.  One where I was a trying to hide from Allison that I was a Cylon and also possibly a vampire/Wolverine.  It didn't go well because the damn fangs and metal claws gave me away at the end, but Alliegirl was cool with it.  She told me something about watermelon that I can't remember, but it was significant to my dream's overall storyline.

I had one of those dreams last night where it's like flipping through channels during bad late night television. 

So there I am, piloting my Vyper (a BSG fighter jet) and I'm killing dudes and doing sweet barrel rolls and whatnot.  I'm tailing this one enemy and he is giving me a run for my money.  We're weaving in and out of ship traffic and I just cant' seem to hit this ass with my guns.  Thankfully, I remember that I have a red turtle shell, so I unleash heat-seeking reptilian death on his ass, but dude somehow avoids it.  Dude calls me up on the wireless radio and starts berating me about how I somehow had the audacity to fire upon Han Solo, and then something about ruining a birthday celebration.  Even though my dreaming mind didn't notice that BSG and Mario Kart had some how collided in my dream already, I knew that Mr. Solo was out of place and I was going to call him on it and tell him to get back into his own fandom at once so I could win the space war.

Now I'm in the desert.  I have a gallon of water that I'm drinking while wondering just where the hell I am.  Some guy shows up out of nowhere and sits down next to me with his own water jug.  I don't recognize him as someone I know IRL, but I know he was with my desert walking group.  We decide we are going to wait until morning before we begin trying to escape the desert.  We wait for a long time.  We get bored so I challenge my companion to  a water drinking competition to help pass the time.  We chug our water as fast as we can until it's all gone.  Then we were bored again for quite some time.

I'm being held captive in my old room.  The man keeping me there is lying in my old bed while I stand in the corner.  He's missing a leg and looks as though he is starving, like ribs and bones sticking out everywhere.  He's got a 3 foot beard and long dirty hair.  I can tell that he's been in there for a good long time.  I know I can escape, because dude's a cripple and almost dead from starvation, but I just can't seem to get out.  I know I'm not supposed to leave and that is all that's keeping me captive.  I am having an internal war with myself over whether or not I should just kick the damn door down and escape.  Captor guy is reading a book full of symbols I don't recognize.  He keeps repeating the same few phrases in German.  I'm trying to think back to my high school German class but I can't understand what the hell he's saying.  After a while I start yelling at him "FUCK YOUR GERMAN FUCK YOUR GERMAN".

I wake up half shouting "ERMAN".  My mom is knocking on the door asking me what is going on in there.  I tell her I don't know but I'm going back to sleep.
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I bought the first season of Battlestar Galactica, the new/current one, not the one from the seventies.  I have to say, I'm really enjoying it.  I remember really wanting to watch it a couple years ago, but I didn't have the sci-fi channel, and then I forgot about it.  The show is going into it's last season right now, and sci-fi has been hyping the shit out of the show, so I was reminded that it existed.  I had a coupon for moneys off at best buy so I bought the first season on a whim and my gamble payed off.

I'm liking the fact that my favorite character on the show is Starbuck, who is not only a woman, but a main character to boot.  Almost always I end up identifying and liking obscure secondary, or often times tertiary characters.  The problem with this is my favorite dude never gets as much screen time as I'd like and often times ends up dying.  The most notable character being the Germanic knight from Kingdom of Heaven.  I was watching the movie with a friend, and there was this small skirmish scene.  I'm sitting there watching the fight and told my friend that the Germanic guy was awesome and declared him to be my favorite, and stated "he better not die on me".  Frames later (not even seconds but FUCKING FRAMES later), dude takes an arrow and is killed outright.

There is one character on the show by the name of Crashdown.  He's has a pretty small part, but something about him kept nagging me in the back of my head.  I had seen the actor somewhere before, but I just couldn't place him.  It hit me while I was watching the last episode of the season.   He was from a video game!  Star Wars: the Force Unleashed.   He does the voice of the mortherfuckin Starkiller, the game's main protagonist.  Apparently they made Starkiller look like the actor who was portraying him.  I loled, that's awesome.

I'm also tons excited about the Watchmen movie coming out in March.  I read the graphic novel recently and really really liked it a lot.  I like the way Alan Moore writes characters, and all the little snippets at the end of the chapters that only kind of have something to do with the main plot make the characters, and their world seem more real.  I hear the ending of the movie is different than the comic so I'm a little wary, but we'll see how that goes.  I was a little disappointed that the pirate comic ministory was going to be dropped from the film, but apparently there will be a cartoon version of it on the DVD's special features which I think is so fucking cool.  I wonder what other things they are going to cut out of the story.  Doc Manhattan's balls?

Fox has semi-recently sued Watchmen over copyright infringement.  After the movie was made and AFTER the trailer came out and the nerd population was foaming at the mouth about it's release.

www.cracked.com/blog/fox-can-eat-several-dicks/ < this pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.

P.S. New Rorschach icon for my default

P.P.S. No emo posts today.  Huzah, or some shit.

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Is there anything more satisfying than putting on a pair of socks fresh out of the package? 

I think not.
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I stayed home sick from work tonight, because getting sick is a Christmas tradition.  I always get sick on Christmas day lol.  So I decided to be productive while I'm home.

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I thought I'd do a post for winter driving preparations.

Always let you car warm up before you drive.  Oil gets pretty thick in the cold, and some of your engines oil passages are hardly larger than the eye of a needle.  Getting cold oil through these passages is like trying to suck jelly through a coffee stirrer, not gonna happen.  Letting you engine warm up ensures that oil gets to where your engine needs it, which is awesome if you want your motor to last forever.  Some of you might be saying "hey wait Joe, if my engine is already turning while it is at rest, isn't that the same as when I'm driving?".  The answer is yes and no. 

It is true that while your car is parked and the engine is running, all the parts are moving and revolving in the exact same manner as they do while your car is in gear.  But while your car is in any gear but park or neutral, the transmission's input shaft is directly connected to your engine's output shaft.  In every day terms, yo motor is hooked up to yo gearbox and is making it spin.  This causes an engine a crapton more mechanical stress then when it's only powering itself.  Your engine will be trying to work harder to create enough torque to move your 2 ton automobile, even if it doesn't appear that way on your tachometer (RPM gauge).  So do your motor a favor and let it get nice and hot before you ask it to do any work. 

Technically, you're supposed to wait until your engine reaches it's "normal opperating temperature" before driving (even in the summer).  If you look at your engine temp gauge, it's usually divided into quarters, you should wait until the needle has risen above the first quarter mark.  On most cars the normal operating temperature is around 280 degrees F.  I usually just wait until the needle starts to move, as this means that your engine's internal temperature is roughly 120 degrees.  In my opinion, this is good enough, and your car should reach it's desired temperature shortly.

In the winter ice forms on your windshield.  When I clean off my car, I like to use my hands to free my windshield wipers from the frozen windshield.  This prevents you burning out your wiper motor, or tearing a windshield wiper when you turn them on.

Locks freeze, and it totally sucks.  You can do what many people do, and carry around a little bottle of lock deicer, which is handy to have.  You can also prevent frozen locks by putting a light coating of vasoline on your car key, and inserting it into your lock.  Lock and unlock your car a couple of times to ensure that the workings of your locks are coated.  This usually works.  It's a good idea to clean your key off pretty well afterward because vasoline can be a little sticky, and I know from experience that some gnarlly shit will accumulate on your car key

Another thing about car locks.  Most people these days have key chains with buttons that remotely lock and unlock your car doors.  People tend to use their remote locks all the time to enter their cars because it is so much less of a pain in the ass then using the key.  But it is important to use your key every once in a while.  If you never actuate your locks then they are likely to deteriorate over time, and will become unusable.  Most remote key rings will run out of batteries, and the batteries are generally not easily replaced.  It's good to know your mechanical locks are in working order when your remote locks inevitably fail.

It's never a good idea to poor anything other than gasoline into your gas tank.  Many people like to use a product called "Heet" in the winter months to prevent their gas lines from freezing.  Heet and other similar products usually have a high alcohol content.  Alcohol doesn't freeze, it's true, but it is corrosive to metal and can damage your comparatively delicate fuel distribution components.  A good way to keep your gas lines from freezing is to never let your gas tank drop below a quarter of a tank.  This keeps water condensation to a minimum keeping freezable water out of your fuel lines.

It's also always a good idea to fill your gas tank all the way up year round.  Filling your gas tank to the brim breaks up condensation on the top of your gas tank which can cause it to rust.

I don't think it's a good idea to use any "poor in" additives in your car.  Things like stop leak for your radiator, or fuel injector cleaner (which makes a fine race fuel by the way) can often times cause more harm than good in your car's various systems.

On a non winter related note.  Many oil change places, and third party mechanic shops offer a transmission service called a "power purge".  Don't ever get one of these, srsly.  These "power purges" say that they are less intrusive to your delicate transmission and replace more transmission fluid than your ordinary trans service.  It's kinda true, but also horseshit.  Your transmission has inside of it a filter designed to catch all the gunk and loose particles that have gotten into your transmission.  Which is good, because you don't want tiny pieces of metal flying trough precisely calibrated gears.  "Power purges" do not entail replacing your filter.  Your trans filter, as well as a tiny magnet placed there to collect any metal flakes and shavings, are left inside of your trans "pan" while a high pressure spray of clean trans fluid is forced into your transmission withe the aim of cleaning it out.  This hight pressure torrent of fluid WILL dislodge all particulates that your trans filter and magnet have collected and WILL force them back through your transmission to run through and cause damage a second time.  Power purges are no good.  If a mechanic tells you he wants to service your transmission, ask him/her if they will be dropping the pan and changing  the filter.  If the answer is anything other than "yes'', refuse service.  You can always go to another garage, or a dealership later.  NOTE This only applies to automatic transmissions.

Hopefully this was helpful, and written in a way that non car people can understand.  I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have.
 


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I'm not one to get very excited about the Christmas season.  My family traditions include siting and doing nothing.  Last year I went to a friend of mine's family Christmas.  I'll probably to that again this year.

I still have shopping to do, I'm not really feeling "Christmasy" this year and the holiday really kinda snuck up on me.  So, if you're expecting mailed presents from me, they, uh, might be a little late.  Sorry.

One of the things I always try to do for Christmas time is watch the hit holiday classic JINGLEALLTHEWAY.  But my mom decided that her kids at school would enjoy it, so she stole it from me and took it to work :(.  It looks like she's going to have a snow day tomorrow so I'm going to have to go out and rent it this weekend.  She said she'd pay for it, which was surprising and nice so...




PUT MY COOKIE DOWN

ENOUGH WITH THEES TURBOMAN, I'VE HAD IT WITH THEES TURBOMAN.

DANEAAAAAAHHHHH (not from jinglealltheway, but this True Lies quote is allways fun to randomly scream in a bad Arnold accent. Especially in a workplace type environment)
 

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So I was supposed to pick up Allison for work tonight, because there's death snow weather outside, and she doesn't like to drive in the snow, and I do.  But I totally fell asleep and now it's too late.  I make a serious effort to be the places I say I'm going to be, to do the things I say I'm going to do.  It just really pisses me off when I fuck it up.  I'd rather be stood up than, accidentally not be a place that I said I'd be.  This is why I don't do nice things for people, because I fuck it up and then feel godawful about it.  Goddamnshitfuck.

Current Mood: infuriated infuriated

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