Category Archives: observations

things I see and must speak on, son!

Turkmenistan Gas Crater of the Karakum Desert (Gate to Hell)


Sometimes I’ll hear something on WNYC radio that’s so awesome I have to stop what I’m doing and check it out.  The Turkmenistan Gas Crater of the Karakum Desert (also known as the Gate to Hell) is one of those things.  Read the rest of this entry

Princess Peach Toadstool is not subtle


When I was a kid, Peach (or Princess Toadstool or whatever the hell you want to call her) was clear:  she needed help.  When I was a teenager, she was subtle:  “I baked a cake.”  Right.  “Cake.”  (The guys in my class used to say, “I will give you cak,” but I’m pretty sure they weren’t talking about cake.)  The point is that by the time Super Mario Galaxy came around, she had dropped all pretense yet still wasn’t going to write it out word for word, but you get the idea.   Read the rest of this entry

“Come urinate with us, Danny – forever and ever…”


The building I work at doesn’t see many children pass through, but there’s been a fair few lately.  I guess it’s summer time, kids are off from school, blah blah blah.  There’s also bathroom construction happening, so there’s limited places to relieve oneself, which brought me to the men’s room to see to twin boys who couldn’t have been more than five years old tag teaming a urinal.  I know everything kids do is supposed to be cute, but I immediately thought of that scene from The Shining.  I quickly backed out of the room and returned to the office, all thoughts of peeing having left my mind as I was now preoccupied with this.  (Except replace the blood with urine – Danny’s reaction would still be the same.)

Observations in Pictures 8/11/15


Beyond this Question Mark Cloud looking photo (which always reminds me of this), this post could alternatively be titled, “Merchants sell the darndest things,” because that’s what we’ve really got going.  (Also, if you can’t see the cloud int he question mark… I hear ya.  I might be stretching my visual interpretation a bit…)  Anyway, the comedy is coming, I swear! Read the rest of this entry

Oh the humanity! (Or: How I learned to start worrying and hate the Port Authority Bus Terminal)


Buses carry a fixed amount of people (it’s printed on the side of the bus), yet they can’t design a waiting area that accommodates said number of passengers. Let this serve as a metaphor for your experience with the Port Authority and NJ Transit.

It’s been 10 years since I regularly made the commute from New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal via New Jersey Transit, but Dr. MyFiancee still fights the good fight each and every day.  And although nearly 4000 days have passed since my own bi-daily excursions into the unknown, little has changed, if anything.  Read the rest of this entry

Seats at Newark Airport Terminal C – so much room!



If these seats (found at Newark Airport in Terminal C) don’t look close together, then just give this a try.  Take took chairs, have them face each other and then stand in between them to approximate the same space you see here between my legs and the cushions.  Then ask two people to sit down in the chairs.  Sound fun?  IT’S NOT.

Jamie Insalaco’s Why Did You Get Married?



Seriously, Universe, if I see one more of these stupid “I’m a guy and marriage is oppressive” or “I made a huge mistake because the single life is the greatest” things out there, I’m gonna start getting in people’s faces about it.   Or I am.  Now.  With help from Captain America! Read the rest of this entry

Merica! Moment – 7/17/15


As per Engadget, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with a GoPro mount.  Standard.  Because America, baby.  MERICA!  I’m sure it’s nice to have an integrated GoPro mount for the enthusiast, but these mounts cost between $10 and $75 dollars at the consumer purchasing level, so it’s not as if Toyota is cutting off a leg for its customers.  This is like when we bought our last car and they wanted and extra $1200 for floor mats, cruise control and the integrated phone system (great floor mats cost sixty bucks, aftermarket cruise control costs $300 and my phone already does that because it’s not the past).


Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom’s Snake Pit (a water slide review)

We hit Dorney Park again this year and got to experience their new water slides at Wildwater Kingdom’s The Snake Pit: the Python Plummet body slide and the Boa Blasters and Constrictor tube slides.  Read the rest of this entry

Colonial Club at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana, DR review, or “Donde esta leche de soya?”


We attended a wedding at the Majestic Colonial Result in Punta Cana, Playa Bávaro, Dominican Republic.  This was my first experience at an all inclusive hotel and my second trip to a Caribbean Island, so I’m something at a novice at the experience, but here’s what I learned, both the good and the bad.  Read the rest of this entry

This weekend in pictures (and video)


Bowling, shopping, video games, coffee…  I’ve got it all in this weekend in pictures.   PREPARE TO BE ASTOUNDED! Read the rest of this entry

Earth overreacts to Batman themed railroad photo shoot on railroad tracks


This is officially the dumbest thing people have been outraged by so far in 2015.  Yeah, I know – this is a trope from old silent movies, not from Batman! Jeez!
Also, that lady’s clothes are ruined. (PRO TIP:  train tracks are dirty as f@ck.)


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