Tuesday, January 30, 2007

More great dead people, and the further adventures of the Hambegglar

He was back again today, working the street while I drove home from the job. The same sign warning all of his imminent need for hunger. This time, he was eating some pizza. I'm almost convinced the motherfucker's a performance artist.

As an amateur necrologist with both a love of celebrity (and semi-celebrity, and non-celebrity) death (and a constant dread of and fascination with my own eventual dirtnap) and a love of music, I would be remiss in paying tribute to the recent deaths of two of my favorite musicians: Flying Burrito Brothers pedal steel player and film animator, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and Faust cofounder Uwe Boll. Smell you later, gentlemen.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sights seen on my way home from work

A homeless man was holding a cardboard sign telling of his hunger and immediate need for food while eating an enormous hamburger.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January caption contest winner

Hello everyone,
Thanks to all who entered and please enter again next month. This time, the winter cap has decided to award the compilation CD to Mary P. Congratulations, Mary P.!

Great Nor'easter HQ
Texas Blizzard 2007
Do Not Leave Your Home for Any Reason Or You Will DIE!!!!!
Hour 39 of the Terrible Freeze!
Little Children Making Depressing Mud and Sleet Snow Angels and Submitting Pictures of this to the News!

(I am obligated by my birthplace in a non-Southern clime to make fun of the puny little storms that shut the town down. Nevertheless, this did not prevent me from taking two vacation days in a row due to the "icy conditions keeping me from driving there." I am usually an honest person, but where my day job is concerned, I consider lying an honorable and healthy thing to do.)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

January caption contest

I'm one day late in posting the contest this month, so entries will be accepted through the 16th and the winner will be announced on the 17th. Sorry about that. I've been in mourning for the triple threat of greats we lost over the holiday season: James Brown, Gerald Ford, and Saddam Hussein. But seriously, folks, I've heard a lot of griping from rednecks and oldsters about how James Brown's death was given more attention than former president Ford's. Wise up, jerks. What did Gerald Ford do? Fell down a couple of times, pardoned Nixon. James Brown? 40+ years of funk.

Contest rules here.