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things I see and must speak on, son!
I don’t know why we keep doing this to ourselves. I guess we keep thinking that the made for TV Christmas movies stink because they’re cheap, but I guess we didn’t learn our lesson when we watched Fred Claus, because this Deck the Halls movie sucks just as much!
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Microsoft Outlook may be the most mysterious program I’ve ever used. Sure, some programs are complex or don’t have a great interface, but sometimes, Microsoft Outlook just decides it’s gonna do da f*ck what it wants ta do, beotch!
For example, I’ll be moving through my inbox, deleting unwanted mails and then BOOM! It brings me back up to the top of the list. Another great thing Outlook likes to do is randomly assign what email account it will send a mail from. That’s fun, too.
My favorite Outlook quirk is, however, when somehow an email is so incredibly heinous that it will get marked as a "***VIRUS***" in the subject line, but Outlook will still put it in the inbox folder. Really, Outlook? How about we go with the Junk folder for this stuff? Maybe it’s not Outlook’s fault – maybe my anti-virus is marking the emails, but you’d think the most successful software company in the history of the industry could figure out that "***VIRUS***" means bad and take the appropriate action.
This Christmas, web ads might ask you to make an arbitrary decision about BS you don’t care about, but don’t worry, I’m on it:
That’s a phone, a set of headphones and two more phones. What’s to know? It’s not like the choices of Wii U, Playstation 4 and XBox 1 (three devices that I would like to understand how are different from one another); I already have a phone and I understand what blu tooth headphones are, so…
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In case you need some holiday cheer, I thought I’d put together a handy-dandy list of previous Thanksgiving centric posts for your viewing pleasure. Here we go:
Animal Retrospective [Video]
This video features a small amount of footage of actual wild turkeys.
Vegan Shepard’s Pie
My modification to Shepard’s Pie to make it vegan.
Cooking on Thanksgiving
You can see some photos of my “famous” baked ziti with vegan sausage here!
Turkeys protest Thanksgiving
Hey, sometimes a wild turkey has to take to the streets and be heard.
wild turkeys in Wayne, NJ
A quick photo of some wild turkeys wandering around.
Enjoy a quick video and a well wishing message!
Have a great Thanksgiving and if you have off tomorrow, do something fun!
Zion Oil and Gas is a publicly traded company that – get this – believes that the Old Testament of the Bible is telling it to drill for natural resources in Israel.
Yep, it’s basically the Blues Brothers of business models, but instead of doing something noble like saving an orphanage, they’re trying to make money by drilling for that which is probably not there based on what are most likely poorly translated verses from the books of Genesis and Deuteronomy as the Bible is most likely referring to olive oil rather than petroleum. (Of course, it would be delicious if cars ran on olive oil, but then, what would I sauté in? WHAT, I ask you?) Zion seems to be conscious of the translation issue as they mention it in the video below around the 3:37 mark.
The new Man of Steel movie changed the face of Superman, which is reflected in the above photo. Gone is the happy Superman who would always wave at the camera and get a cat out of a tree like it ain’t no thang. Even the little kids in Halloween costumes have to be brooding these days. Such is the 20th century.
We’re now one year out from Hurricane Sandy and I can’t help but hope we don’t get our collective ass kicked again by yet another storm. (After Sandy, snow in October and other storms, I’ve become paranoid about any weather event falling between October 1 and April 30.) Most things are back to normal, but there are still so many people waiting on insurance claims, grants, permits and what have you.
My family and I were lucky. A tree branch hit the house, but it didn’t do any damage. We lost power on later Monday afternoon and it was restored on the following Saturday, which was a great relief because the rumor was if your power wasn’t fixed by the end of the weekend, you were in for a long haul, and that rumor proved to be true. Some people waited weeks, maybe even months longer than we did. That, as I have been saying lately, is bonkers.
What I remember the most about the storm and it’s aftermath:
Here’s the second episode of the new show that’s one part Crocodile Hunter and all parts silly – it’s episode 2 of Double Screen Indoor Animal Hunter! Today, the Indoor Animal Hunter meets his most dangerous game yet – indoor pack animal dogs! Read the rest of this entry