Tag: Random

Rock Star Service at King Soopers / X-Files Reference

At my local grocery store sometimes I hear this over the storewide address system: “Rock Star service at the front please.”

I’m thinking it’s some sort of management promoted worker morale technique. Maybe it’s something else. Maybe I’m mis-hearing it.

Anyway, reminds me of this scene from the X-Files

Mulder enters prisoner visiting room. Eddie Van Blundht is wearing a hat that says Superstar.
MULDER: “What’s with the hat?”
EDDIE VAN BLUNDHT: “My court-appointed therapist makes me wear it. She says it’s meant to bolster my self-esteem.”
MULDER: “Does it?”
EDDIE VAN BLUNDHT: “Not really.”

Small Potatoes
Five unrelated women in a small town give birth to babies with small tails. The prime suspect is a man who can shape shift into whomever he wants.

Radio Garden – Listen to Radio Stations From Around the World

Radio Garden invites you to tune into thousands of live radio stations across the globe.

By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of miles away.

Radio Garden is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our dedicated team is hard at work tending to the garden on a daily basis. Planting seeds for the future and keeping the weeds at bay.

Check it out here:

Here’s a couple places I tried out.

Note – I looked up some radio stations in my own neighborhood – Denver, Colorado, USA. What I heard was representative of what I’d hear in my car. So it’s all legit as far as I can tell.

Here’s a reddit post with people talking about some of the cool things they’ve found on Radio Garden:

Vacation in Video Game Land

Coworker: So where are you going for vacation?
Me: Taking a week off work to play video games and stay home.

InteractionLess8764 Just describe where the game takes place and confuse the fuck out of them

AxelWasTakenWasTaken Im going to russia as a scavenger. I will murder every other person on my way while collecting some random bullshit to sell it to the flee market, then i come back to my basement to rest after a successful raid…

Meretan94 So im crashlanding on this alien planets full of agressive hippies who HATE pollution. Ill create wmd just to burn down their homes.

RootsNextInKin All the while yelling “the factory must grow” while trying to optimize production lines far more complicated than anything I’d ever do on my job and while also trying really really hard not to fall asleep (again….) because this shouldn’t take too long anymore!

lizurd777 I’m gonna wake up naked on a beach and beat other naked people to death with rocks

CatSidekick Doesn’t work for me. I’m playing Crosscode which is a game about playing a game. It’s a still a great game though

poompt Going to an ill-defined limbo region that may or may not be an afterlife, where I will attempt to murder God so I can become God.

Nochnichtvergeben I’m going to travel the world, get to to know alot of people and integrate myself into their culture. I’ll help some of them sleep better and solve some problems. I intend to keep a low profile.

Desultory Amazon Reviews

This review will not be helpful to anyone but me. I took a memorable girl to see this play. We did not really pay attention to the play. A long time later, I saw this book and decided to see if it was really good. After reading it, I realized that the special part of the evening was the girl and not the play.
Woman in Mind
Alan Ayckbourn

I LOVE this book. Great for those days you need to hate life but love that you hate it.
How Late It Was How Late
James Kelman

The purchase was worth the great memories in college days.
I read this book in college for my African American Literature course, more than 25 years ago. Now my daughter attends the same college and had same professor for the African American Literature class. I lost my original copy in a hurricane. I purchased this copy and had my professor sign and write a few lines about me. It was a great excuse to meet him for coffee.
The Best of Simple
Langston Hughes

It held my interest, but a little too deep for me.
I like the descriptions of the whaling ship and industry.
BUT, come on, dudes don’t make long winded speeches when in life threatening situations.
Moby Dick
Herman Melville

The trick with Cassavetes is to enjoy what you see in front of you, moment to moment, and to stop waiting for something to happen. it already is happening. It’s not a plot twist or plot device, it’s not a message he’s trying to communicate to you intellectually (“see these people and how lost they are … this is my comment on middle-aged married life …”). With Cassavetes what he is always focused on is the human experience, human relationships, and those humans so happen to be his actors. So while you watch this movie, relax, have a drink or cigarette or whatever vice that you do, then do it, and watch a masterpiece of human emotions. Because if you’re not going to enjoy watching humans in all their complexity, if you don’t find people interesting, then don’t even bother watching this film. Go watch something else and then ask yourself maybe you should change your species … because if you don’t find humans interesting, you might as well be an ant or a flower or a computer.
Woman Under the Influence
Gena Rowlands (Actor), Peter Falk (Actor), John Cassavetes (Director)

NOTE – Not my opinions, just some I saw on Amazon while browsing.

Some Epigraphs Recently Encountered

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place.”
– Often attributed to George Bernhard Shaw. Although its doubtful he ever said it.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?
Alan Alda

There is no intellectual exercise that is not ultimately pointless.
– J.L. Borges, in “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote

A Student’s Guide to Analytical Mechanics
John L. Bohn

This morning I met a woman with a golden nose. She was riding in a Cadillac with a monkey in her arms. Her driver stopped and she asked me, “Are you Fellini?” With this metallic voice she continued, “Why is it that in your movies, there is not even one normal person?”
— Federico Fellini

The Promise
Damon Galgut

Definition of epigraph
1: an engraved inscription
2: a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme

What is something you have done only once but never want to do again? AskReddit

What is something you have done only once but never want to do again? from AskReddit

Donate a kidney.

Getting married. I don’t regret getting married, but if my wife were to pass away or our marriage otherwise ended, I doubt I would go through the dating and getting to know them and getting married and such again. I’m too old for that, and I’m not even that old.

Farted in a board meeting.

Leaned over to get a pen out of my purse on the floor. Completely unexpected BRRRRRAAAAAPPPPP

Shocked silence from a group of uptight executives.

Haha can’t beat a good fart story. Did it smell?

Did it smell?
Smelled like Indeed.com

I don’t remember. I was so paralyzed with embarrassment afterward.

Pepper spray, did it once on a dare. I can say with 100% conviction that it works exactly as intended.

I came home hammered one night in my early twenties and decided to cook some ramen noodles. Before I set down to eat the bowl I put some Daves insanity sauce on the noodles. I had to piss real bad, so I went and did my business, forgetting to wash my hands off beforehand. I wish I would’ve because I had gotten some of the hot sauce on my fingers when I opened the hot sauce bottle. A shower didn’t help. Hell I poured milk on my junk in a last ditch effort to ease this horrible pain. One of the dumbest things I’ve done.

Been born. Fuck reincarnation I wanna chill in the afterlife.

Overheard Arguments – Lines From

I love this. My sister and I lived in Brooklyn together and we heard a fight outside our apartment. Our favorite line was “well, comprehend this, FUCK YOU!”

My wife and I repeat this comment we heard at Disney World a couple years ago. Some lady on her phone says, “I dont know what’s going on right now, but you better hang up the phone and pray to God!”

Duudee, when my family was all at Disneyworld back in like 08 this lady literally yelled at her kids who were running around

“Stop messing around you dildos!”

People like these are part of the Disney magic.

My husband and mine is, “I could cut off your arms and legs and you’d still keep crawling back to me!” It was yelled in a gas station parking lot.

Also in a gas station parking lot:

“YOU 👏 DON’T 👏 CARE 👏 ‘BOUT 👏 YO 👏 SELF 👏”

We’ve got one too! My wife got donuts for her office one morning and saw a homeless man on the drive in. She rolled down her window and offered him on and he screamed “DONT NOBODY WANT YO FUCKING DONUTS BITCH!” It was so early, and he yelled so loud and she was so hurt lmao

Donuts is now interchangeable with whatever it is we don’t want. I said it once at home and had some family overhear it and they went from mad at me to twice as confused when we were both laughing too hard to explain it.

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