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|Monday, March 3rd, 2014|
The most memorable event of the weekend. As Dex mentioned we hit arts and craft stores on Sunday to look for materials for constructing our wedding centerpieces. We had to go to Downtown L.A. on an errand. We had to kill time before so I mentioned to Dex about an arts and crafts place I remembered from when I was a youngun' with my grandmother. in the early 1980's
I looked up the name I remembered and remembered the street name too. So, I mentioned it to Dex and he agreed. We dealt with downtown LA traffic, idiot drivers and some rain. As we were approaching the street where this business is I took a wrong left turn against Dex's wishes, he was navigating with our olde-timey GPS, the bear mobile's back-up GPS, the paper book city map.
I thought I was right so I took a left turn on a normal street but then we saw that we were the only car driving on it. There were 10,000 tents on either side of the street with tons of shopping carts full of junk, tons of garbage in the street, hundreds of people sitting on the sidewalks and the same number meandering in the middle of the street. Yes, meandering in the middle of the street as I said!
Needless to say, I double checked the locks on the car, and I just drove s-l-o-w-l-y around this long block. I was scared as hell, I tried not to show that to Dex but damn! I really was. The scene freaking looked like the TV show, The Walking Dead. Dozens of people walking across and perpendicular to the street. I really felt like gunning it and getting the hell out of there ASAP! but I thought it may annoy the locals. Or if I hit someone we'll be really messed-up. So I didn't make any eye contact and kept driving slowly and forward.
Sabot, when I took a wrong turn at the LA County Jail the last time you came and I was also scared as hell, that was nothing! I kid you not.
|Saturday, February 22nd, 2014|
|Beautiful 114 year old furry art!
I just saw this piece of art today by the British Illustrator Harry B. Neilson (b. 1861 - d. 1941) This one created in 1900 titled "Mr. Fox's hunt Breakfast". I absolutely fell in love with it! Posters of it are sold at many places online. We're picking one up to frame it and hang it on the wall at the Domain.
The highest resolution copy I have found online is here, behind the el-jay-cut if you'd like to see or yoink! ;)--->
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|Monday, December 9th, 2013|
|I'm A SUPER LAME BEAR!
I saw Disney's 1973 movie Robin Hood for the very first time ever last night. But before this at the Domain, a TV commertial for J.C. Penney came up on TV. The commertial was singing a knockoff of the song I absolutely despise/hate/want it to go to the 19th level of hell, "Feliz Navidad" by that blind son of a bitch, Feliciano. I hate that effin' song with a passion! it's not a song at all!
Well, to get me off this track. Anyway. dexter_fox Foxie being the good foxie husband he is started singing this crap when I changed the channel to avoid the feliz navidad bullist. To annoy him back, I played for him the song he absolutely hates, The Hampster Dance song! *Mu ha ha ha ha* I just looked, this is one of my oldest MP3's from 2000!!!! I first saw it was in a TV commercial in 1997 for an early ISP, EarthLink. showing gifs of rotating hamsters and mice. http://youtu.be/ARybJ77ykfc
He hated it and we called a truce.
But when we went to bed, we fired up Netflix on the Google Chromecast The thing they were advertising at the moment was the Disney Robin Hood movie. I told dexter_fox I had never seen it before. He was very incredulous but I affirmed my statement. I really had never seen it before! Well, after the incredulity stopped we started to see it. And at the very first part I heard that tune that the foxie hates. I was all giggly, ask Dex. He wasn't giggly at all. :P
So, yes. this is my admission. I'm a bad bear. All of this is true!
I have shown Dex a TV show from the 80's too that he has started to like. I'll leave it up to him to write about it.
|Thursday, October 24th, 2013|
|Tuesday, March 26th, 2013|
Wow, I have noticed that I too don't post as much here. But when I do, I try to make it worthwile. :P *kidding* Anyway, the reason for the post is because dexter_fox has been doing 99.9% of the posts around here. So I now have to step in.
Yesterday evening Dex was rooting around Netflix for a comedy movie to watch instantly. We saw tons of things that did not belong in the category. So he kept looking and saw something interesting looking. It was a comedy movie called, FDR American Badass! (Preview here on Youtube)------> http://youtu.be/-R898wegx6Y
OMG! it really was a terrible low budget movie that was so bad it was good, if you liked Airplane! we are pretty sure you'll like this one. It has the same kind of stupid humor. It kept us laughing nonstop until it gave us stomach pains. When I read about this film I saw that the main actor was also in The Rocky Horror Picture Show no, I have never seen that. Maybe one of these years.
But anyway, if you have Netflix check this thing out, you really have nothing to lose. :P
|Thursday, February 7th, 2013|
Hey all, Please disregard spam email messages coming from my email address that went out early this morning. I think my email address got compromised or something. I was lucky to have been able to catch this early and change my password about 30 minutes after I noticed that. I also ran a virus scan on my PC.
Again, apologies for this.
|Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013|
|Friday, January 4th, 2013|
|Tuesday, November 20th, 2012|
|Friday, November 16th, 2012|
|I don't understand this
Seriously, I don't. Why the hell do people use that crap service/website called Instagram to purposefully make their digital photos look crappy? No, they don't look cool, they look like crap! Jesus H. Christ. I should invent a website that makes your music sound degraded like its being played trough an Edison Gramophone wax cylinder with more noise than actual music. Seriously, this instagram thing is not cool it's stupid.
|Saturday, November 10th, 2012|
|Tuesday, November 6th, 2012|
I feel proud to be an American tonight. And I feel great to have our President for another 4 years to repair the damage of bush 2000-2008 If you want to unfriend me for my opinion. Please, go ahead!
|Friday, November 2nd, 2012|
|Tuesday, October 30th, 2012|
Friends, Did you know that The Learning Channel (TLC) was founded by a branch of the U.S. Government? indeed, in 1972 During Richard Nixon's short stint as President. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (think Social Security) and assisted by NASA to use their early satellite technology to distribute the channel's programming according to Wikipedia, "1972 by the Department of Health Education and Welfare and NASA as an informative/instructional network focused on providing real education through the medium of TV" source, -----> here
Hell! I didn't even know that factoid! But not a factoid, but fact indeed! The educational programming network went from showing all educational content during most of the 1970's up to 1980 until it was privatized. Yes, the private sector would make better use of an educational programming TV network.
Fast forward to 2012 TLC shows crap such as 19 kids and counting, Here comes Honey Boo-Boo, Sarah Palin's Alaska And Extreme Couponing, luckily, actually and fortunately we have never seen any of these shows there on The Learning Channel and we never will. The Learning Channel What an oxyMORON if there was a poster child for it this would be it. Now some Presidential candidate talked about privatizing FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) a while back. If this happens and if another storm like Sandy happens, Dog forbid, please enjoy your dose of Honey Boo-Boo. (seriously, the private sector knows what to do) about making money!
My thoughts go for all the folks in the East Coast.
|Friday, October 19th, 2012|
|Saturday, October 6th, 2012|
|Monday, October 24th, 2011|
Overdue for monthly el-jai post. Dang! I've never seen a crash test like this before, but in a destructive way, its damned cool.
|Friday, September 23rd, 2011|
|Oh hai el-jay!
This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. The local news in Phoenix showed an victim/eyewitness to a car accident but the way the guy tells the story is awesome.
But since the internets is for things like this, someone turned the guy's interview into a song. More lol's ensue,
(Link to the original news video and the auto tuned song. Take a look :)
|Tuesday, August 16th, 2011|
This past weekend I got one of those newfangled netbook computers. I got it to be a light travel PC, and OMG! I love the damned thing so much that it will become my main laptop. This really is a wayyyy better way to have a ultra-portable PC as opposed to the tablets on the market that are only part-PC's (pictures)-------->
I got an HP Mini with a 10.5 inch screen, 250 GB HD and 1 GB memory, we got it on sale this past Saturday at Best Buy for $229.00 Even online the going price for this model is $275 to $299 I I souped it up already by upgrading the HD and memory, I maxed it up to 2 GB memory and a 1TB hd.
This little lappy is so awesome, my old laptop is a 13" screen model that weights in at 5.8 LBS! the new netbook is 3.0 lbs. (with the battery) I had been eyeing netbooks for years since the ASUS Eepc came out, wow, now that thing sucks, with it's pathetic 7 inch screen and 4 GB of storage for way more money than this HP Mini. I guess it was a great thing Dex foxie made me wait on getting one. Dex was thinking that the netbook would be useless being so small, and was afraid that the keyboard would be useless, well, he's a really good touch typist and didn't have any trouble using it. dexter_fox is so tired of me praising it see pictures of it to compare, with my 24" screen, well, speaking of that, when Dex's PC died last month, I got him a new 24" widescreen monitor to go with it his new PC, he absolutelly hated the huge widescreen, soooo we switched monitors. I gave the foxie my old 19" standard ratio monitor and I kept the 24" widescreen one. I found out that I love the super widescreen too, I'm still puzzled why the foxie didn't like it but Dog Gamnit I love it.
|Friday, August 12th, 2011|
|Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmmmmm!
Tonight's did-din at the Domain (The one withthe two big Jalapeño peppers is mine ;)