Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ok. It has been a busy weekend here on the shores of Lake Woe-innebago. Biked to the airshow and saw the F-22 Raptor ... our defense $$ at work....somewhere around $150 million a piece......

"F/A-22 Raptor approaches the sound barrier during a fly over at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh Thursday, July 31, 2008. The ring forming around the midsection of the aircraft is water in the air condensing as the the plane nears Mach one. Oshkosh Northwestern Photo by Shu-Ling Zhou"

.... I could go on about the implications of military spending &shit..... but when one this thing flies over you head at about 500 ft..... gees, it IS STARWARS!!! & shit.... Mega Wowsers....

....and I am so glad everyone like McPhee.....

No, Not Katherine McPhee.....(gratuitous cheesecake ala Randal)


A company that makes really cool ridiculous things....... which, outside of American Politics, are things Americans really need, love and desire.

I checked the catalog...again..... and found the perfect gift for Nunly..... but if I bought one.....I would keep it for myself. Too bad, kiddo.

Deluxe Jesus Action Figure

There is no action figure more deserving of a deluxe edition than the Son of God. This 5-1/4" tall, hard vinyl figure comes with eight amazing plastic accessories: five loaves of bread, two fish and a jug for turning water into wine (not guaranteed to work for real). Also features "glow-in-the-dark miracle hands

And then I biked around some more.
Got a phone call from Bubba.....he was lost somewhere north of Green Bay and called for directions...... the kid can get lost on his way from his bedroom to the bathroom.
Miriam is still working hard.

I thought I would write someting nice today.... even try inspiring or some such stuff. Just couldn't do it. Zilch. Empty. Nada.

No ideas. Just hung out with Sinister Sara Dae and Billy Lang.

Just have no

When all else fails...............................get a beer.

Love&HUGS and such to all.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Have fun & Stuff

I'm done. It's been a long week..... I accomplished absolutely nothing. My project ends at the end of next week..... finished under budget, too.

And the next one for the client
( who is paying beacoup $$$$$$, for my humble talent- of which I see .0001%)
does not start until Sept. - which means I will either do nothing for about two weeks or do spot work for a different client ....which is almost like doing nothing. Now I could protest this obvious waste of my talent....

But that seems too much like work..... and would tarnish my reputation at work as the most creative slacker in the office.......
... and Tammie Sue did bring me a doughnut today..... which is awfully gosh darn nice thing for a receptionist to do if you ask me.... So I have decided to just forget about everything.......everything.
I heard that there is this really cool political rally with beer and cheese.....I should go ( I think it was my idea)

....but I am hoping that it is heavy on the beer and cheese and extremely light on the politics thingee.

After all, it has been proven that too much politics make people angry and then they engage in irrational mob behavior............which is not good.

A good weekend to all!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Oblio's Lounge
434 N. Main St.
Oshkosh Wisconsin

OK. Most everything that I write on this silly blog is stuff that jumps into my vacuous head at random moments. I am a nice guy, but not necessarily a smart one. Shit&stuff, I could not even come up with a name for this blog and had to fall back on one that Randal coined for me. (by the way, buddy, did I ever say thanks?)

So here's the deal..... I opened a post this morning and there was a comment from the esteemed consort of DCUP, Mathman. It seems that he had a relative who resided in Oshkosh. Now I did not grow up here, my parents did, but I have lived here now for over thirty years and from the general area that he described, his Aunt lived about three-four blocks from where my Uncle and Aunt lived. In and of itself, no big deal. But it brought to my empty head that there is one thing Americans do that I really love. We seek connectivity with each other. I believe that.

Spartacus made mention of a somewhat similar situation on his blog.... of someone who may be of a mutual acquaintance to both of us.


So I am sucking coffee this morning and trying to think of something witty to write about the promise I made to have a Jood For Prezidint rally and provide free cheese and beer. Get out the vote etc. and I realized that the whole deal with Jood and Nunly and the campaign on the blogs is about connectivity. That we are Americans who are sick and tired of being splintered, fractured and torn apart. It has gotten so bad, our asundered society, that even those who try to aspire to unity are ridiculed. Some are trying to put it back together. The blog thingee is just how some are trying to do it.

I really do think America is a great place. Every race, heritage, religion, hair color, bra size, philosophy, recipe, underwear type, yadda&stuff is represented here. It is not a perfect society...never will be... but Americans do fix things when they are broken. And like my father used to tell me, "kid, you broke it, you fix it!" OK. America needs some fixing. America needs to connect with itself again.

To further those goals I am offering


& Cheese CURDS

& pop corrn

& pithy witticisms

&stuff ..................................... *& STRAWBERRIES!*

Friday August 1st at Oblios.

Bring your pencils


*from 6pm until 7pm. offer good only to legal-age adults wearing a Jood/Nunly button or t-shirt

These Heroic Happy Dead

“next to of course god america i

love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh
say can you see by the dawn’s early my
country ’tis of centuries come and go
and are no more what of it we should worry
in every language even deafanddumb
thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
iful than these heroic happy dead
who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
they did not stop to think they died instead
then shall the voice of liberty be mute?”

He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water

ee cummings

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beer is good...

Politics are not good for me. I think most politicians should be ground up and used to fill pot holes in bike trails. Yuppers.

So I scooted on the good ol wimpy hybrid bicycle out to the airport.... it's only five miles, and watched part of the airshow. It's an annual dealie, the Experimental Aircraft Association has a convention and airshow on the good old southside, with neat airplanes and blimps &stuff.

And it is kinda neat. I have been out there so often over the years that it seems rather ordinary. is five out and five back and that is enough to make me thirsty.

And harks my heart back to poetry and love and friendship....... and a second pint.

Joyce Killjoy
I think that I shall never hear
A poem as lovely as a beer
The brew that Oblio's bar has on tap
With golden base and snowy cap
The foamy stuff I drink all day
Until my memory melts away
Poems are made by fools I fear
But only the Worts can make a beer
I'll get pissed off about McCain later.

143 Days vs. 174 days

OK. What happened to manners in America? Etiquette? I am so sick of smarmy, sarcastic, mean, derisive,demeaning,hateful, &stuff rhetoric....I could puke. In my company mailbox this morning, along with the ton of biz emails and inter-office shit......I get an email from a very close and dear friend. Someone that I have known for over thirty-five years. A nice guy. I love him. But we are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. In the past we tried to achieve middle-ground when we discussed politics......... but lately he has been sending me a bunch of cut and paste jobs slamming Democrats and Liberals.

He has lost his manners.

Like a lot of commentators.

He sends me this. *

Just 143 days

Interesting when it's put into perspective, isn't it?

Just think how great a professional of any kind you could be with only 143 days of experience! People want change so badly? . . . . maybe we should lower the experience requirement for doctors, lawyers, airline pilots, etc. This would cause some change!

Obama's 143 Days of Senate Experience Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much. From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory Committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. The one single Senate committee that he headed never even met once.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. Think about it.......143 days -- 20.4 weeks -- 4.7 months . Our children spend more time in pre-school getting ready for kindergarten. *

And he has been sending more lately. I really feel it is a lack of manners. And it hurts. Seriously. Why is it that we have basically lost respect for others? Why have we made media-heros of small, petty, paltry personalities? And then emulate them?

Dorothy Parker said, "Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. "

I sent him back a bit of a rebuttal.....with links, and quotes, and data...... in essence I did 'politics' the way I used to. That I said I was not going to do anymore. I am really tired of debate. I ended the note with:

"Just 174 Days left of the Bush Mis-administration.
4,124 Americans Dead in Iraq....29,000 maimed and wounded..... and McCain vows to stay the course......
I do not need the McCain Experience.....I have had the Bush one."

He sends me back a quick reply stating that I am 'Too Emotional'

Then GIVE IT UP, STEVIE and quit baiting me!!

Get some FUCKING manners!

It is too early for a beer.... I have a lot I need to get done today.

I truly wish there was a candidate that filled me with hope, who practiced kind and inspired wisdom. Some one that I felt that I could respect as well as some one I felt my children could relate to and vote for as well.
I wish Bob was still around. I would vote for him in a heart beat.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wowsers Weekend World Weport

Camplain Coverage!

Senator Barack Obama addresses crowd of over 200,000 in Berlin, Germany where he supports closer ties between the US and Europe for a comprehensive global commitment to World peace and progress. His speech brings cheers and massive
amounts of American Flag Waving & Stuff.

Meanwhile Republican candidate John McCain meets with local business folks and shop keepers in Columbus, OH where he urges closer relationships between the USA and the Big Ten. " I would love to give a speech in Germany," he is quoted as saying at Schmidt's Sausage Haus and Restaurant, "but I would prefer to do it as President of the United States than as a candidate for President."

John & Alice Silvertein in the next booth from Senator McCain took this to mean that McCain may soon begin to campaign for President. "I think John would make a good President, " Mr. Silverstein said. "I believe in the choices he makes. For instance, he recommended I get the Bratwurst and Kraut rather than the
Italian Sausage, and by golly, he was right! Very Tasty!"

Later that day at an IHOP in Canton, OH, Senator McCain said that he would also urge closer ties to Belgian Waffles, but would prefer "Green Eggs and Ham if my name were Sam. But I really like Belgian Waffles and I think Belgian Waffles should finally be admitted to the United Nations", he said while passing gas.

In other Camplain news the Media is saying that Senator Obama has been declared, "A Media Darling" and that they are damn sick of it.
Deborah Media of 1812 Overture Ave, Minnetonka MN recently told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that "Obama speaks well, has an excellent voice and keeps going around saying things that sound intelligent and somehow make more sense that what McCain doesn't say. I guess I feel forced into declaring him a 'Darling' even though he has those big ears."

Echoing those sentiments, Albert Media of 1910 Fruit Gum Company Blvd in Clinton,IA in an interview with the Des Moines Register said, "I didn't want to declare him a 'Darling' either, or anything, ya know, but shit&stuff, what choice did I have? McCain is such a boring fuck, and all, and nowhere near to 'Darling-like. I really have reservations about Obama.... I mean Obama spelled backwards is Amabo and that sounds awfully close to a Sly Stallone sequel movie which could very well spell disaster for the US at the box office this fall."

Spokesperson for the Shit From Shinola campaign of fifth party candidate Diva Jood meanwhile addressed a throng of two reporters from the Monroe County Democrat in Sparta, WI. "Our candidate has nothing to say at this time," campaign manager Randal Graves said. "She is too busy conferring with the future Secretary of Strawberries, who by the way is a real darling. And there is a scheduled nap time after that."

When pressured Graves said, " I don't give a rat's ass about the 'Darling' controversy. Fuck the Media, Anyways! If I want to read about Darlings, I will re-read 'Peter Pan'! Now get the fuck out of my way," Graves casually added, " I have nothing to do today and I must get it done immediately!"

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