Saturday, October 31, 2009

Must See TV?????
Not a phrase that I would normally say. But Damn. You should go watch this video from The Today Show.

'Drunk' Ewoks disrupt NBC's 'Today' show

Yes, it's worth the time to go see this.

Hat tip to Ace

Gratuitous Picture for Friday Night-
I got a plan.

Friday, October 30, 2009

More Rain Today.....
The rain continues here in Southern Indiana. I'm hating it for the farmers here. It's been so wet there is no way for them to get crops out of the fields.
It was too wet to get crops in on time for a lot of them and now they can't get them out.

Legalized gambling. There's gonna be a lot of guys taking it in the shorts because of this.

One has to wonder how this will impact prices on food and other commodities that require grains?

Something to consider.

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday Night-

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Funny How Things Work Like This......
A week or so ago I decided to start playing my electric guitars again.
Last Sunday, one of my co-workers who plays guitar tells me about a friend of his who has a Fender Twin amplifier for sale.

Hmmm. He got me the number and I called the kid who tells me it's an old Fender amp he got from his Grandfather.

Be still my heart!!!!!!!

I've always dreamed of having an old Fender Twin. The prices, when you can find one nowadays are astronomical. They've been collectors items for decades now and the odds of getting one cheap are about nil.

Still, I have never liked the amp I've had for the last 25 years so even if it was one of the newer reissue, retro tube amps I was pretty sure I'd like it better than what I've got.

So I drove off the other morning with hope for a vintage Twin Reverb or some such at the end of the trail.

Twas not to be. This is one of the late 80's early 90's retro tube amps. It sounded great so I bought it.

Restrung the old Telecaster and played for awhile and realized ..... This is gonna take awhile to get it together again on an electric.

It's definitely NOT like riding a bicycle. Wow. Kinda like starting over. Not completely as I do know how to play, but it's gonna take some work.

I've been playing a bit each day and knocking the rust off.
I found a slew of, How To Videos on Youtube and spent a few hours farting around today and decided that I should just pick a song I like and learn it.

Here's what I picked-

The guy playing this has an instructional video that breaks the whole song down into small, slowed down bits that makes it pretty easy to learn.

The lead will be a real challenge as I've never been a lead player, but what the hell. May as well give it a try.

Can't suck any worse than I do now and can only get better.

Gratuitous Picture for a Wednesday Evening-

Damn. He paid money for that.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OK. I Wasn't Aware of This........

BrewFan at Innocent Bystanders has a short post about "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is seeking to have a War Memorial Cross in California’s Mojave Desert removed."

"The Cross was originally erected in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) “in Memory of the Dead of All Wars,” as the plaque reads."

I don't remember hearing of this before.
BrewFan had this video to go along with his post and it's to good not to put up here.

Good Question.

YerUnk is getting pretty tired of this sort of BullShit.
I fail to see how a War Memorial with a Cross poses some sort of threat to the Nation or how there is any Constitutional question of these sort of displays being in violation of the Establishment Clause.

Well Hell. Everyone knows that a cross on a courthouse, a plaque with the Ten Commandments or a Christmas Display has nothing to do with the government establishing a National Religion.

It's just one more battle in the Lefts', War on America and your freedom.

It'd be one thing if folks could just live and let live, but that's just not how it works with these SonzaBitches.
Oh Hell no. That's just not how it works at all.

It seems that a common language is about all there is in common between us anymore.

And eventually this will not end well. The Left will reach the point where they push to far and folks will start pushing back.
It's coming. There's gonna be bloodshed.

You may want to think about that shit now. Later is getting closer all the time.

Gratuitous Picture for a Tuesday Afternoon-

Wow. You'd Think He Could Be Doing a Better Job........

As a Deity and all it seems like he'd be busy fixing shit instead of wasting time with Fox News. Just saying.

From the official "Organizing for America website last November.
Obama is our new Jesus

"Thousands of years ago a remarkable African man traveled from present-day Ethiopia to the Middle East. His name was Jesus and he carried with him a message of justice and peace."

"But Jesus was killed. There were only a few whites who accepted Jesus and heard his message. And Jesus was killed simply because he was a black African man."

Ya gotta wonder how many folks still buy this, "Messiah" bullshit a year later?

Hat tip to Ol Remus and The Woodpile Report.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Monday ......
So good to me...
With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas.

Wild weekend in the ER. The number of disappointed patients who DID NOT receive a definitive diagnosis of H1N1 was staggering.

You'd be amazed how many people come in wanting to be tested just so they can have bragging rights that they had Swine Flu.

There's some kind of Jerry Springer parallel Universe out there or something. People actually getting angry because were not testing them. Doesn't matter if they fit the testing parameters. They want to be tested so they can go home and brag about having Swine Flu.

The only good thing I can see is that if they didn't have the Flu when they got there, they damn sure were exposed to it while they were in the ER.
I hope they get as ill as I was for the last 2 weeks.
It'll serve the dumb shits right.

Maybe I should start selling "I Survived The Swine Flu" tee shirts.

We had a HUGE FAIL in the - How to fake Stroke Symptoms yesterday.
40 year old Zombie that we know well comes in and tells the Triage nurse she's having a stroke. Facial drooping, right side weakness and difficulty speaking.

The Triage Nurse asks her to smile and this Zombie actually reaches up and pulls down the corner of her mouth. She does the same thing when asked to stick her tongue out. Total loss of style points there.

When then asked to raise her arms up in front of her she says she can't raise her right arm.

The nurse says to her, "Why not? You just lifted that arm up and pulled down on the corner of your mouth. Did you suddenly become crippled too?"

This string of logic pissed her off, but not enough to get her to leave & she continued with the game long enough that she did get seen by a Doc. She tried the same shit with him and he told her she was wasting his time and to get lost.

She's a Medicaid patient of course.
You Tax Dollars at Work!

Just wait. It's gonna get worse.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday Evening-
Dealing with these goofy bastards would be a lot easier if more of them looked like this.

But hell no.

Most of 'em look more like this.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Soupy Sales, RIP ......

Died last night

He was a funny guy. My brother, Chief and I used to laugh our little asses off to his stuff.

We could use a lot more kids shows like his.

Addendum -
SondraK has a YouTube video of Soupy and Alice Cooper. Check it out. YouTube won't let me embed it so go over to her place.

Gratuitous Picture for the Afternoon-
How about some gratuitous Mike Hailwood?

Or a 5 cylinder 125cc Honda Racebike?

Yep. That's awesome shit.

Cleaning Up the Links Bar.......

Over there on the right side. There were a lot of dead links. Added a couple of new ones.

If I nuked anyone by mistake leave me a comment.

There's a couple that I wanted to add but don't have the address - The Guy from Green Mountain is one & I'm sure there's others. I try to share links with folks who link here.

So let me know if I need to fix this.


More Gratuitous Photo-

It's Friday........
Just in case you didn't realize it. Yep, that's me. Always trying to be helpful.

I'm finally starting to get over this illness that has had me down for almost 2 weeks now.
Still not 100% but I'm getting there.

There's been a lot of crap going on in the world that I would like to have made fun of or comment on, but just haven't had the energy. Sorry kids.

I'll be back to my annoying self soon. Promise.

Gratuitous Photo for a Friday Afternoon-
As always, click to bigginate it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Text Message of the Day.....
Number 1 son called and told me of this text message he received today.

"I'm sure glad they found that kid in the balloon the other day. I was afraid that Michael Jackson was ordering, "Take out" from Heaven."

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Monday......

This is some funny shit here-
Immigrants Not Amused by ''Illegal Alien'' Halloween Costume

Here's the costume that has their panties in a wad.

They probably wouldn't like THIS one either.

Some folks have no sense of humor.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Morning Coming Down......

YerUnk is at home on a Sunday morning and that's an unusual occurrence. Still sick as a dog and getting tired of it.

I felt pretty good yesterday for about 30 minutes & that's an improvement I guess.

Just came back from the barn and feeding the chickens and feel like I been walking for miles.
Yep, this is getting old.

So here I am at home on a Sunday when I would normally be at work & damn if this isn't a bye week for the Colts. That's just wrong.

Gratuitous Picture for a Sunday Morning-

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday in the Bunker.......

Still sick as hell. Makes me think of this clip for some reason-

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday-

Catching up on my reading though.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

National Grouch Day ....

My daughter called a few minutes ago to wish me a happy, National Grouch Day.

I told her to go to hell and leave me alone. That should work.

I'm still sick as shit this morning. Fever, cough, sore throat, the whole nine yards.

Feel free to wish me a quick recovery or a quick demise, because at this point either one has got to be better.

Gratuitous Picture for a Thursday Morning-

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Because I Am Sick as Shit Today.........
I'm gonna repost something from the archives.
Sorry, but that's all I got today.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Proper Tool for the Job..........

Working as an RN, one of the things that you cannot fail to notice is - Some people are capable of passing Humongous Turds. I'm not talking about your basic log here. I mean absolutely huge Turds. Turds so large, that they should probably be given a proper, Christian Name.

Turds so large, that, anatomically speaking, should not be possible. My introduction to the World of Turds began in a different environment though.

Many years ago I took a part time position as a Maintenance Man at a local nursing home to supplement the household income. Pretty basic stuff. Cut grass, general fix-it, mop and wax floors. That kinda thing. The boss, Terry, was a real big dude. Well over six feet and well over 300lbs. He was a pretty good guy to work for and usually started each morning off with a cup of coffee and a reefer out behind the equipment shed. At the time, that was a good thing.

One morning, not long after I started working there, Terry gets a call about a toilet that's stopped up. He makes a note of the location and gives me the wave to follow him.

Instead of going in the direction of the non-functioning toilet, we headed out to the equipment shed. Being the observant guy, I asked him where we're heading and he answers, "You gotta have the proper tools, sometimes". He then walked right through the shed, past all the tools and out the back and immediately fired up a joint.

Not normal behavior. He didn't say much, so I just shut up and got stoned with him and waited to see what was going on.

Finally, he walked back into the shed and went over to the far corner and pointed out a machete hanging on the wall and said, "Grab it and follow me". So, armed with this rusty old machete I followed him back into the main building.

He still hadn't told me where we were going or what the hell I was doing with the machete. But I followed along trying not to scare anyone. He finally stopped outside of the room that had made the complaint of toilet trouble. He turned and looked at me and said "Today you find out if you really want to work here". He then opened the door and went in.

Into the bathroom we went. As luck would have it, the toilet hadn't overflowed all over as I had feared. Terry did not seem surprised by this. Apparently, knowing your shit is what get's you being the boss.

What did surprise me was the unbelievably huge Turd in that stool. This masterpiece must have taken weeks to be created. Two and a half feet long, if it was an inch and as big around as a soup bowl. I was dumbfounded. I just stood there and stared, repeating to myself, "No way. Nobody could do that and live".

Terry, bless 'em, just pointed at the Turd and then to the machete and said "Start cutting, Bubba. Ill flush". So that's what I did. Chop, chop, chop, Flush. Chop, chop, chop, Flush. For what seemed like hours.

It was such a surreal situation, two adult men in a little bitty bathroom, doing battle with a Monster Turd. I started giggling. Then laughing. Terry started laughing. The laughter punctuated by the Tink, Tink, Tink of the machete against the porcelain of the toilet, followed by the flush. Over and over. Tink, Tink, Tink, Whoosh. Tink, Tink, Tink, Whoosh.

We finally chopped that big bastard up and flushed the last of it away. We exited past the little old lady, who looked to be in discomfort and whose eyes were still watering, and heading back out to the shed.

"Hose it off and meet me out back" is all he said. Terry then gave me a dissertation on "Proper Tools for the job" while smoking another joint. I was telling him a machete was not usually considered a plumbing tool, when he held up his hand and stopped me.

He said, "How the hell would you know? You can't even pronounce it right." I asked what the hell he was talking about and he said -

"It's not machete. It's Ma-Shit-tay. Ma-shit-tay, dammit". "You still don't know shit about tools, Bubba".

I learned a lot from Terry.

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An Extra Large Bag of Ass ......
That's how I'm feeling today. Started yesterday with a little cough and a scratchy throat and has since escalated to full blown, I feel like shit mode.

Ok, that's the official whine for the day.

Gratuitous Picture for a Wednesday Morning-
Just maybe the stupidest tattoo ever.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Will Harry Reid Pull a "Bait and Switch" on the American People and The Constitution ?????

From The American Thinker via The Western Rifle Shooters

"Watching the Constitution Disappear"
"A senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told that it is "likely" that Reid will use H.R. 1586-a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions-as a "shell" for enacting the final version of the Senate's health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting.

Under the procedure, the substance of House Resolution 1586 would be removed and replaced with the entire Senate health care package."

If you haven't heard about this yet and probably haven't since the media fails to report this kinda crap, you should read the entire article.
It's not long so go read it.

The quick and dirty is this - Reid is contemplating taking a bill that has already passed the House (HR 1586) that has nothing to do with anything related to health care, completely removing the content of that bill and replacing it with his version of a national health care plan.

Then it can be pushed through the Senate if he can get 60 Senatorial AssMunchers to manipulate procedures and rules and be sent straight to a vote and then to the presidents desk for signing.

No debate.
No one gets to see it.
Down, Dirty and Done.

It really is a shell game as they take the original bill and leave only the shell before they fill it up with something else and ram it through the Senate and straight up our asses.

I may be wrong about this, but that doesn't sound like Representative Republic to me. Howzabout you?

No, I didn't think so.

It sounds more like a declaration of war against both, the Republic and the American People.

This is so wrong an idea I find it hard to believe that Reid or anyone else could seriously entertain this.

And I'll make a prediction here.

If Reid follows through and stuffs this health care bill through on the sly like this, he won't have to worry about being reelected.
He'll be a dead man walking because someone will put a bullet in him.
Right, wrong or otherwise someone will reach their saturation point, line in the sand or whatever you want to call it and dink his ass.

And G-d only knows what the hell will happen from there. Once shit like that starts there's no telling where it will go.

So let's hope this doesn't materialize or go through. Better for everyone.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday Afternoon-

Friday, October 09, 2009

It's Almost Like They're Trying to Destroy What's Left .......
Of the Economy.

" the first 20 years of the act, up to 1997, commitments totaled approximately $200 billion. But from 1997 to 2007, commitments exploded to more than $4.2 trillion. (Keep in mind this is more than four times the size of the current health bill being debated in Congress.)"

The CRA was the engine that drove the housing market off the cliff like Thelma and Louise in that convertible.

Seriously, who could possibly think it would be a good time to EXPAND this loser?

4.2 TRILLION in Bad Loans!!!
Do you know how many Fucking Zeros are in a G-d Damned TRILLION dollars???

TWELVE. as in 1. Followed by 000,000,000,000. Jeebus! No wonder the economy is in the shit.

ACORN was right in the middle of this shit too. This is the time when we should be hunting down ACORN workers and having summary executions. Who the hell thought it was a GOOD IDEA to drag their ass into this shit again? Haven't they fucked up enough shit already??

Note the timeline when this shit started climbing. Clinton and Bush. Both of those assholes need their balls kicked in. Retroactively if nothing else.

Barny Frank and Chris Dodd both should be Perp Walked out and strung up on the nearest lamp post as an example for anyone who even thinks the CRA needs a boost. Hell, they both need to be strung up because of the FIRST 4.2 Trillion we the taxpayers were left holding.

There are a whole lot of SonzaBitches in Washington who should get a Hemp Necktie already because of where we are economically.
We are already at a point where there is no possible way that the debt we have already can be repaid. It's not possible. These fucking geniuses should be thinking of ways to CUT expenses NOT shell out more mortgages to losers who can't pay.

It's getting to the point that I have to wonder if this kinda shit isn't deliberate.
Tin Foil Hat Moment for YerUnk?
Fuck if I know.

But one thing I am pretty damn sure of though is this -

If G-d opened up the ground beneath Washington DC and the whole friggin place dropped straight to hell, it would only take about a week for there to be a whole shitload of new Unions, regulatory agencies, oversight committees and bureaucrats to make life for The Damned even worse.

Edit - Welcome Doug Ross Readers! Thanks for stopping by. Look around and leave a comment. Unk likes to hear from folks.
And thanks fer the link, Doug. YerUnk appreciates it.

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday Night-

Isn't That Special .......
President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a stunning decision that comes just eight months into his presidency.

The qualifications have been lowered it seems. At least in the past you had to at least have been a, Jew Killing Terrorist Murderer to be in the club. No street cred required anymore I guess.
Yassar Arafat would probably complain about this. "He hasn't killed anyone yet!"

When asked for comment, Wolf Blitzer said, "I'll be in my bunk".
I had no idea that the, "World Apology Tour" had been so effective.
Oh well, he's not GW Bush and I guess that's a good enough reason.

Hey. It's not like this will go to his head or anything.
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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Super SlowMo Photography ......

Take a few minutes and check this out. It's beautiful in a way and makes me think that if it were colorized and had a Hendrix soundtrack, I'd be dropping acid and watching it everyday.

H/T to Say Uncle for this.

And since we're posting videos ..... Howzabout this one from the US Air Force-

H/T to Thirdpower @ Days of our trailers

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Wolf Blitzer Gets, The Vapors .....

Saturday Night Live does a skit that pokes fun at President Obama for doing nothing and CNN gets all panicky and has to Fact Check Them.

Give me a friggin break. Yahoo News is also on it today.

Jeebus H. on a crutch! Maybe these so called News Organizations should just get together and have a "Suck-a-Thon" or a "National Media Day of Presidential Sack Licking" and just get it over with. It's not like they have any credibility left to lose anyway. They should just get T-shirts espousing their love for Obama and cut out the "Unbiased Reporter" shit all together. Nobody in their right mind can possibly buy that anymore.

What would make a much better skit for SNL would be one that shows just how much Obama
HAS accomplished so far.

Such as -
Nationalized 2 of the Big Three car companies. While circumventing bankruptcy laws in stiffing the creditors in the Chrysler case. See the lawsuit by Indiana for details.

Taking control of most all the banking and home loans and the control of future loans. Along with the student loan program.

Has successfully raised the national debt to levels that we'll never get out from under.

Toured the world with the message, "I'm so sorry that America sucks", while kissing tyrant and dictator ass abroad and at the UN.

Painting 50% of the population as, "Racists" and "Potential Domestic Terrorists" just because one may disagree with things while his justice department decides that looking into voter intimidation by armed Black Panthers isn't really all that important.

And do I even need to bring up his appointments of radical Czars and relationships with criminal Community Organizers like ACORN and all the ties these bastards have to 60's commies?
It's an incestuous bunch of Commie throwbacks and genuine, honest to God Domestic Terrorists that CNN and the like are seemingly only interested in when, Glenn Beck outs them.
And don't forget the union goons bused in to town hall meetings.

Shit. I know there's a lot of other, "Accomplishments" too, but that would easily fill a 3 minute Skit for the SNL guys and give, CNN and company plenty to scream about.

You all thank God he hasn't been successful in taking over Health care or the Cap & Trade bullshit too.

Well, so far anyway.

I do like this shit I saw today- At the UN, the Obama administration backs limits on free speech.

"The Obama administration has marked its first foray into the UN human rights establishment by backing calls for limits on freedom of expression. The newly-minted American policy was rolled out at the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council, which ended in Geneva on Friday. American diplomats were there for the first time as full Council members and intent on making friends."

Yep. You need to read this & ask yourself, "WTF? and Why?"

CNN, Wolf Blitzer, Yahoo News, etc would be serving us better if they were less interested in fact checking SNL comedy skits and focusing more on shit like this UN story. Or any number of others.

I haven't watched any TV news or listened to any radio so far today, but I'm willing to bet CNN and Yahoo News aren't the only media outlets yammering about this topic.
But I'm not at all interested in finding out so I won't look.

Enough of that. The new Cycle World Magazine just came in the mail. Much better than watching News Media protecting the flanks of the President.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Wasted Monday .......
Today has been a total waste. More accurate would be that I'm a total waste today.

This weekend in the ER just kicked my ass. There was a strange confluence of events that made the ER a mess.

First was the full moon. That always brings out the crazy.

Second was the fact that it was a weekend that falls right near the end of or in this case, right at the beginning of the month. That means all of the pain clinic junkies are out of narcs and in need of a fix. I can't understand why they can't get this straight ahead of time. That's a lie. I know exactly why it works like this. The pain clinics only write scripts for a certain number of narcs for a certain number of days. Lots (most) of the junkies can't keep from hitting the candy jar and run shy at the end of the month.

Third event in the, Crazy Trifecta, was the annual Octoberfest. Everyone knows that the BeirGarden is conducive for raising the ER population via any number of ways.

Most of the weekend it looked like a Fraternal Order of Police convention as, State, County and Local police were constantly in attendance with some dumbass or another. Generally drunk, obnoxious and bleeding.

Lots of car crashes and domestic cases too.

A couple of days like this wear your ass out.

Sucks getting old sometimes. The alternative to that kinda sucks more so I won't complain anymore about that.

We kept one guy from the big dirt nap and that's good. Had he showed up 10 minutes later I'm sure he'd have crumped. As it is, he'll probably do ok till the next time.

That's it for today. Dinner time.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Yer Unk Goes to the Movies .......

Couldn't miss this one. Zombieland.

Ok, here's the scoop-
Funny shit. Lot's of good Zombie kills in creative ways. More funny shit. Woody Harrelson is perfect and the kid who played the other lead was really good. They were really funny together.
Had to be a lot of fun making this. Lots of good Zombie kills in funny, creative ways.

One good cameo appearance and more funny shit.

4 stars. Would have gotten 5, but only one bloody Zombie Boob shot.

Here's some more clips for ya.

Worth a trip and always remember, The Rules.

Update: This is getting serious. University of Florida has plans for a Zombie invasion reports Jamie wearing fool. has some details from the memo -
"* Signs of a possible zombie include “Identification of difficult to kill, flesh-eating perpetrators” and “Documentation of lots of strange moaning.”

"...employees must note whether housekeeping was notified to clean up the dead zombie and human resources has been told to stop salary payments to the zombie and its victims."

You can't make this shit up. Let's hear it for Doug Johnson of U of F.

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday Night-

OK, maybe not quite the same.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Starbucks ReRant ......

Someone asked me about Starbucks this morning. Predictably, I ignored their question and started into my standard, "I hate Starbucks" rant without missing a beat.

I realized that this guy had no idea just why I have this thing about the StarBots and apologized for immediately going off.

He laughed and asked what started it all. Not having the time to tell the story properly, I told him I'd re-post the story here.

So, here it is from November of 2007 -

Starbucks Coffee Moment ......
I went to Starbucks today. Something I hate to do.

QueenBuffness, the wife is ill today & being the wonderful guy I am, I stopped at Starbucks and bought her an expensive FooFoo coffee drink. $5 bucks for a friggin' coffee.

G-d love Starbucks. They are friggin' geniuses of marketing and I do admire that in a company. they not only convince legions of folks to spend waaaaaaay to much money for shitty coffee, they have convinced them to become loyal Starbots.
That's the American way and I fully support them in that.

But I'll be damned if I will buy anything from them under normal circumstances.

Here's why-

My first visit to a Starbucks was 2-3 years ago. The problem may have been that I was in Bloomington, Indiana. Home of Indiana University.

College town.
Full of pretentious college kids.
One of which happened to be behind the counter when I stopped at 7:30 in the morning.

After working all night.

I was in need of some coffee to keep me awake and spotted the Starbucks. OK. They have coffee and in I go. I almost never use drive through windows, but probably should have that morning.

Knowing nothing about all the different types of coffee to choose from, I asked the multi pierced, young chowderhead for his recommendation for a good cup of basic coffee. He suggested some sort of Breakfast Blend and I placed my order for a "Large".

And that's where things began to go downhill.
Young, "Facefull of Stainless Steel" (or FFOSS) tells me, "We don't have Large."

Me - "Huh?"
FFOSS - "We have Vente."
Me - "What? Vente? No. Just a large cup of that Breakfast Blend you told me about."
FFOSS - "We don't have Large. We have Tall, Grande and Vente."
Me - "No, I just want a large black coffee."
FFOSS - We have Vente. No large."
Me - (Still not getting it.) "WTF are you saying? A large coffee. Please."
FFOSS - "I'm sorry, but we don't HAVE large. We have Vente."
Me - (Finally catching on.) "Ooooooh. You don't have large. You have Vente."
FFOSS - (With slightly upturned nose and smarmy ass look on his face) "That's correct."

I was so tired at this point, I wasn't aware that this exchange was being monitored by the ever growing line behind me. That is until FFOSS delivered that last line and I heard a stifled laugh behind me. There were several older men, dressed in work clothes and boots, watching this whole thing and getting a kick out it.

I stood there for about 30 seconds without saying a thing, just letting him hang.

Me - "I'd like a large black coffee."
FFOSS - (Exasperated now) "I told you, We don't have large. We have Vente."
Me - (Putting on my best Drill Instructors voice and pointing to the 3 different stacks of cups.) "You will now reach over and get a cup from the stack on the right. That's your left, Shithead. That would be the LARGE ones. You will fill it with Breakfast Blend coffee. No condiments. You will not EVEN THINK of spitting in it, because I am watching you. You will then hand it to me nicely and take my money in a courteous, professional manner. Any variation of this scenario and I will come over this counter and rip your fucking throat out and SHIT DOWN YOUR FUCKING NECK! Do you have any questions regarding these instructions, FuckWeasel?"

FFOSS - "No."
Me - "No what?"
FFOSS - "No Sir."
Me - "Good."

FFOSS followed the directions and didn't try to spit in my coffee.

And he is still alive today to the best of my knowledge.

But you can see why I have a thing about Starbucks.

And a Gratuitous Picture, too-
Yeah, my face may have looked a bit like this-
Punk Rock Anyone ???????

The Right Arm of Wyoming who describe themselves as "FEISTY Libertarian-anarchist punk/industrial band".

Not exactly the kind of music I search out to listen to usually, but this one was brought to my attention via David Codrea @ The War on Guns. Seems someone at, The Democratic Underground (No link for those pricks from me) takes offense to this song and sees it as a threat. The usual leftist hysteria and reasoned discourse ensues. Deleting anything that doesn't go along with the hive mentality, blah, blah, blah. In other words, normal shit for that place. I got banned there the first time I posted and all I did was ask a question.

I could see how this song would light 'em up over there.
Anyhow, enjoy.

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Listen to This and Tell Me What You Think .....

SondraK Had a link to THIS VIDEO yesterday that about made my head explode!

Go watch and listen closely and tell me if it doesn't sound like about 1/2 of these Morons are ending the prayer response with "Obama". Sure sounds like it to me, but my hearing is not good at all.
Sounds like some of them are praying TO Obama? I certainly hope not, but somehow this wouldn't surprise me any.

The prayer itself is pure political in nature and not exactly what I would consider a proper petition to God, but I'm no expert on that and I guess it would be a proper type thing if you were addressing it to a politician anyway.

You tell me what you hear on that and let me know.

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