Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rare Finds

Today I made posted a brief twitter message about an awesome find at an antique store/pawn shop in Missoula. Well, instead of just showing pictures of this, I thought I would present a quick video of the find. I will post scans of the images in a few days.

I have stumbled across quite a few awesome things at antique stores that I end up buying…prosthetic limbs, out of print books,  bottles of old medications that were practically poisons…but never have I come across a personal photo album of a presidential visit.  I also never thought that I would own someone else's personal collection of photos of a presidential visit, but now I am. And that kicks ass.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Culinary Delights…

There are many mysteries of cooking out there but some can be answered with this book. Imagine what can be done with this book. Leftovers will never be the same.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just to Be Cruel...

Yesterday I learned the true meaning of "viral video" and so I thought I would share it with everyone for the approaching holiday. 

The "Turkey Song" is something analogous to lyrical herpes, a gift that keeps on giving. I have no idea what the origin of this song is, but the kids in the special ed class that I have been observing love it. 

So yeah…


If anything, the song is better than anything Rebecca Black sings or any other Top 40 hits of the last ten years.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chasing Off-White Whales

This damned thing has eluded me for months. Much like the random sphinx on the same property, it remains a peculiar mystery for me in this town.

So yes, there is a whale in Bozeman. And it wasn't a hallucination of my drives westward from Billings, Livingston, or what ever else haunts the eastern half of this state.

Keepin' it Real...

Just so you know, this is how I roll…

I ain't no Superman, but I will still rip open up my shirt to tell the playas out there how it is. Clark Kent ain't got nothin' on my game. 

Word to yo motha...
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Titles that Won't Work Today...

Sometimes we forget about the changing role of language. With that in mind, it seems that some trends in our modern lexicon still hold true. Case in point, home decor and homosexuality seem to have been been externally connected together.

And that is about all that can be said about that…

Up next, Martha Stewart's Guide to Dressing Deer and other Manly Challenges.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Music of the Spheres: Typhoon…The Honest Truth

Sometimes songs become anthems…or just momentary themes for the prevailing mood of the moment. Since this summer "The Honest Truth" by Typhoon has been one of those songs.

I am not certain how to describe the moment that "The Honest Truth" has come to embody. It may be one of simple catharsis. It may be a simple revelatory moment--one of clarity when you see what is there is front of you. Plain, simple, free of subtext, or added pretense…

As you will see through this video, you are confronted with a song of punctuated rhythms, clear imagery, and a sing-along chorus that spits in your face as the refrain of "You're gonna piss and moan, you let the devil in your home…" hits with twelve voices.

And one might ask, is the baseball bat Chekhov's gun?

Even though I have only met the band once, I realize that I know three or four people roaming around the street scene in the. It makes me miss home.

The lyrics may mean different things to different people, but for now, it just seems like the right song for the right time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fun and Exciting Employee Training...

This post is dedicated to the 99%… the bold, the many, the ones who work in the service industry for humiliating employers. 

I recently came across this employee handbook while in Missoula and had to purchase it, as a wedding gift for a friend (of course), and upon reading it realized, that amidst the typos, grammatical errors, there is a lot of wisdom to be had from working as a Hooters Girl. 

For example, everyone should be "Camera Ready." And we should all probably know food safety or at least have some passing knowledge of it for some occasion during our lives.

Well, there isn't much more that I can add that the actual text of the manual won't say for me. To read the actual text, just click on the image to humongify…

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