Birthday Call To Action!

Yes, this is silly. But here’s what I want you to do, get Weird Al to wish me a happy birthday.

Tweet him https://twitter.com/alyankovic

Hit him up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/weirdal

Send a pigeon. Or if you just so happen to have an inside track, make this happen.

You see, his birthday is today too. For the last several years, I’ve been trying to get him to notice that it’s my birthday to no avail. So I am enlisting all of you. Please spread the word. Let’s make this happen. Yeah, I ask you for favors of behalf of other people all the time, but this one is for me. I almost never ask for that.

And I’m 35 today. Like I said yesterday

35th. If I ever lie about my age, I’m adding years. I don’t want to look like 29 with 6 years experience. Instead, I’ll tell people I’m 43 and they’ll say, “Damn! You look great!”

 

Test Chat

This is a test. Be nice-ish

admin
March 14, 2012 – 8:52 pm
hello?

Guest_892
March 14, 2012 – 8:54 pm
testing

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:54 pm
Testing as requested

admin
March 14, 2012 – 8:54 pm
hello guest 892

admin
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
Jay!

The_Jack
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
Quick test

aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
I like llamas!

Guest_405
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
I’m so *****.

ChrisM
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
****?

ChrisM
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
swear words dont work

Guest_37
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
hi

admin
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
405, what did you try to say, and who are you

FD
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
works here

Guest_234
March 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm
WOOOOOO TESTING TESTING

FD
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
ok .. test

Jay G,.
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
admin!

Guest_405
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
I’m a unicorn!

FD
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
a bit laggy but its working

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
sweet

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
Wow. This is at least as intelligible as GBC…

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:56 pm
And we have emoticons!

Guest_405
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
How do you change your name?

The_Jack
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
Unicorn? Uh oh

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
awesome. Now I have to figure out how to allow swear words

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
******* if I know

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
Up there in the name field

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
ooooh

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
it groks spaces

Evyl_effing_
March 14, 2012 – 8:57 pm
Let’s try this again.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
fuck

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
hey, that worked

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
shit

Guest_942
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
this is new and different….

Guest_483
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
lol

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
shit fuck satan death sex drugs rape

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
score

The_Jack
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
what fresh hell?

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:58 pm
!

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
Slick twat lick pussy quim

Rev. Paul
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
Testing seems to work.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
/me wonders who gets that string…

Rev. Paul
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
Seems to be working.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
I love the GBC

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
you twatwaffles

Guest_657
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
i just stopped by to comment on your lunch post…

Guest_497
March 14, 2012 – 8:59 pm
and I find all this fun

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
sorry 657, testing a new thing

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
I just stopped in to see what condition my condition was in.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
I

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
I’m glad 497

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
And yes, I *did* just switch from Anthrax to Kenny Rogers…

aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm
i heard there were white wimmen here

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:00 pm

aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm
where da white wimmin

aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm
aepilotjim-you were misinformed

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm
Jim’s really after the llamas

Hellgamatic
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm
I’m a test subject! Woo!

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:01 pm
here’s a llama there’s a llama

The_Jack
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
later

aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
Where da white llamas

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
My keyboard has tourettes.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
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aepilotjim
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
boy, lag is bad

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
Shit! Fuck! Stain!

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
wow

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:02 pm
picture links suck

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
sorry for that, still testing.

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
It’s pretty awesome for something free that she found in the last twenty minutes.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
Sorry, not your fault!

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
GAH!

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
this is why I enlist you guys

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
*didn’t mean it that way!*

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
hugs Jay G

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:03 pm
I took the directive to try to break it literally.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
is good at destruction…

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
Thanks Jay!

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
HTML doesn’t work

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
That’s exactly what I was looking for

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
NP

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
yay!

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm
Don’t know whether or not I can close this chat though…

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:04 pm

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:05 pm
/me looks around suspiciously

Justin
March 14, 2012 – 9:05 pm
Don’t want to leave it open for the next few days?/

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:05 pm
Sure, why not?

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:05 pm
if you close it, we all disappear!

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:05 pm
NO KILL I!

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:06 pm
My shoulder is sore.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:06 pm
So, you think this might just work for Friday’s In Plain Sight live Chat

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:06 pm
What were you shooting?

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:06 pm
Split too many arrows eariler.

Guest_587
March 14, 2012 – 9:06 pm
have fun… got to go… it’s steak and bj day…

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
I can’t even have steak…

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
Teen Bot is ready for bed. BRB.

ChrisM
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
wow

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
Night Teen Bot

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
WAIT

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:07 pm
Your teenager’s bed time is 9PM???

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:08 pm
Imma have to have a word with TheBoy…

Justin
March 14, 2012 – 9:09 pm
I need to head to bed soon myself. Jennifer, see you tomorrow?

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:09 pm
he’s sleeping. was asleep before we went to tuck him in

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:10 pm
I’ll be around

Justin
March 14, 2012 – 9:10 pm
So will I.

Justin
March 14, 2012 – 9:10 pm
Have a good one.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:10 pm
Jay G – he’ll have his own blog once he figures out a handle. be nice

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:11 pm
Heh

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:11 pm
Well this was an interesting find. Hello from a regular reader of several of your blogs.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:11 pm
hiya Kaerius

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:11 pm
Btw Jay G, why can’t you have steak? I have a feeling there might be some bad information involved if it’s doctor’s orders.

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:12 pm
Bad for gout

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:13 pm
Right… I read about that.

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
Being a Robot, I don’t worry about excessive iron consumption.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
hello regular readers! this is new. Not sure if it will be a normal thing or not

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
I had an i-beam for dinner.

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
it’s true. it was in pie

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
I-beam pie?

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm
you okies are so weird

Jay G.
March 14, 2012 – 9:14 pm

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:15 pm

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:15 pm
yes, yes we are

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:16 pm
Incidentally Jay G: Sugar is worse for gout than meat is(possible exception of offal meats)

Evyl Robot
March 14, 2012 – 9:17 pm
G’nite all!

Jennifer
March 14, 2012 – 9:18 pm
g’night. Don’t know whether or not I can shut this down. If not, talk amongst yourselves.

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:18 pm
G’nite robot

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:18 pm
and g’nite jennifer

Kaerius
March 14, 2012 – 9:20 pm
I should most likely head to bed as well… I’ve turned my hours topsy turvy. It’s after 4am here. (I blame working all weekend and sleeping til 4pm on monday).

Brad K.
March 14, 2012 – 11:31 pm
Chat chat.

Brad K.
March 14, 2012 – 11:31 pm
Night, night.

Guest_112
March 14, 2012 – 11:37 pm
ooh, chat

Monte
March 14, 2012 – 11:37 pm
I mean… ooh, chat.

MSgt B
March 15, 2012 – 3:25 am
Very nice.

MSgt B
March 15, 2012 – 3:25 am
Was fun just reading the thread

Guest_614
March 15, 2012 – 4:34 am
Well, I missed the party

Thanks everyone! Chat is now closed.  There should be a new one over at The Holster Site on Friday!

Madison Rising

Hey, Evyl Robot here! (cross-posted on my blog)

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Zack S, to promote an upcoming video by the freedom-loving rock band Madison Rising. After listening to the song in question, I told him that I’d love to embed the video when it came out, and asked if I could get some promotional materials to send out to my readers. So, it is my pleasure to present the brand new music video of their song “Right To Bear”:

I highly recommend buying the album. The song in the video is probably one of my least favorite on the album, to tell you the truth, even though it rocks, if that tells you anything. You can listen to samples of their other songs on the website. It appears that this album is available both on physical CD and through iTunes through the link above the embedded video. Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. They are standing up beside Starbucks, in the light of the antis ban, and are completely unapologetic RKBA supporters. These are our people.

The sound is unique and great. Bray’s vocals are well-delivered but gritty. Sam Fishman owns the drums, blending traditional rock beats with military sounding cadence at times. The accomplished guitarists Christopher Schreiner and Alex Bodnar bring the whole thing together with nothing less than professional rock technique. The refreshing and unconventional conservative themes sound almost out of place with the style, but these guys make it work. Actually in truth, I’d recommend almost everyone buy this one, because you see, to sweeten the deal, Zack sent me three signed copies of the CD. I’m listening to one of those right now, even as I tap this out on the keyboard. Two lucky readers will receive the other two signed copies.

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And yes, that is a pair of S&Ws behind the CDs. It just seemed appropriate. I had a ton of fun helping Jennifer with her Gun Casket giveaway, and I wanted to think of something silly to do on this one. So, here’s my half-baked plan… Recently, we picked up a bingo cage on a clearance sale:

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I’m pretty sure this was a store return because the packaging was pretty well demolished, it didn’t come with the cards, and it is missing a ball. I didn’t bother to check and see which of the 75 balls is missing. Yeah. I want to keep this interesting. Simply put a comment on this post and the post on my blog about the video and band as well, and post three numbers from 1 to 75 in your comment. We’ll give one CD away based on the comments there and one based on the comments here too. So, if you comment both places, you’ll get two chances to win, but you can only win one CD, and only one pick per blog please. Basically, the person with the most numbers guessed that get rolled wins. For instance, if Dude One picked 12 22 70 and Chick Two picked 12 35 24 and the numbers drawn are 12 47 24, Chick will win. In the case of a tie, we’ll pick whoever was closest on each differing. So, in that case, if we drew 12 20 72, Dude would win. You get serious bragging rights if you can guess which ball is missing from the set. You get a bonus prize if you guess all three numbers exactly, especially since you have something of a one in 170-billion chance of getting all three right. I don’t know what it will be, but I’ll come up with something for you. Maybe we’ll video the drawing itself and see how confused we get by the ridiculous rules I just made up. Anyway, I hope you enjoy Madison Rising as much as I am, and I hope you’re just as excited about the free signed CDs!

Why I Haven’t Talked Much About The Primaries

It’s because I want to vote for this guy

But I don’t want to vote for this guy

Not to pick on Rick Perry, specifically. I’ve got problems with all of them. He’s just an easy example. I’m really in the anybody but Romney camp.

And don’t give me any Ron Paul crap.  Yes, if he’s the nominee, I’ll vote for him over Dear Reader, but I think he’d make a terrible president.

I liked Herman Cain.  I still believe all the mud thrown at him was manufactured, but someone had something on him that made him drop out. I don’t know or care what it was.

The strong video isn’t a deal breaker for me either.  Yes, it’s bad.  But it’s not like any of the others (Crazy Paul notwithstanding) can stay out of the bedroom activities of consenting adults. And I don’t really think he’s intentionally gay-bashing here.  He’s making a statement about people bending over backwards to keep from offending homosexuals and yet it’s perfectly fine to marginalize Christians. He just put it badly.

Newt Gingrich was chastising Bill Clinton while having an affair himself.  You know, he’ll really love America until she gets cancer.  He’s a smart guy, it’s true.  Does he know how to fix the mess we’re in? Probably so.  But he won’t do it.  He’s going to do whatever it takes to be popular.

Rick Santorum? Who is the guy? Where did he come from? I’ve got no idea.

Mitt?  No, just no.  Obamacare is the biggest example of the over-reach of government we ever seen.  It was based on Mitt’s law.  Also, just ask JayG about what he did for gun owners in Massachusetts.

I like Michelle.  I really do.  But she’s kind of got the crazy too.  But then again, she wrote the bill to kill Obamacare.

Which leaves Rick Perry.

sigh

Far from perfect. In bed with big business.  Comfortable with using executive privilege.  And way to concerned with what consenting adults want to do in their bedrooms.  blah blah blah.

He has a history of crony capitalism.  Crony capitalism is the cancer of the free market.

But we know he’s pro-gun.  So at least there is that.  He’s for small government, generally.  And I like the part time Congress thing even though it’ll never happen.

I know that we’ll never see a perfect candidate.  Running for president requires a certain amount of narcissism.  But there is really no one in the race that I’m excited about.

 

 

Best Grammatically Incorrect Compliment Evar!

Your Awesome.

My awesome what?  My awesome is dripping on my shoes?  My awesome is sticking out?

Oh I get it!  I totally own awesome.  And since it is not a state of being and instead something that is mine, I shall rub my awesome all over my readers.  And now…

You’re Awesome

Because I own it, and I’m giving it to you.  Totally free of charge.  Your welcome*.

*Yeah, I know.  So what are you going to do with it now that I have decreed that you own it?