Saturday, March 17, 2012
Goddamnit Man lives next door to me, on the bedroom side of the apartment. I can hear him yell "Goddamnit" at all hours of the day and night through the wall. He yells other expletives, too, but "Goddamnit" is his favorite. His super power is his anger.
As a child, I spent a lot of time in front of the TV, and a fair amount of time at the movies. I soon was watching every movie that might feature city scenes from that era. I loved looking at shots of streets crowded with traffic and people. The old buildings transfixed me. I felt I was right there. I still do.
I've looked and looked. Do you know who I'm looking for? I think I'm looking for me. I can't explain it, but that's the only thing that feels right. I'm comfortable with it. Like I lived there and then. It just feels right.
Why can't we do that with Root River?
Don't forget the St. Patrick's Day Parade at noon in downtown Racine:
The festivities start at 10 AM. Green beer in Monument Square. Green puke in the toilet bowl (hopefully) later on.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Is the Wolfman making an appearance at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and festivities?
1) What do you think of today's music as opposed to the music in the past?
2) What radio station do you listen to?
3) What recipe are you "famous" for?
4) What is your heritage?
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I don't believe this. Someone has trolled/spoofed the Associated Press or some other news source. It's ludicrous. Why not Comet or Windex or something else? How about toilet paper? Everyone needs that.
"Hey man, you got any Charmin I can score?"
"Regular or Ultra Strong, man?"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
An early Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all. Everyone is Irish this Saturday. I will be Madame O’Zoltar. Don’t miss Racine’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown starting at noon, Saturday, March 17. Green beer will be sold on Monument Square. Mix up a couple quarts of that with corned beef and cabbage in your stomach, then let the fireworks begin. Erin go Bragh!
Do we know who to blame yet for the new format of our comments pages? Give me a name and location, and I can assure you that he/she will suffer a thousand bursting sores. (Sleeping with my ex will have the same effect.)
I received a rather puzzling email from our Mr. Number Six [http://www.blogger.com/profile/09416641213415146603]. He wrote:
Dear Madame Zoltar,
I am not a number, I am a free man!
Dear Mr. Number Six, thank you so much for your message. I concur that you probably are not a number, and that you probably are a free man. Thank you, again, for reading my blog. Do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of any assistance to you. Thank you.
The nice video below is appropriate for the occasion:
Thank you, my leprechauns, for visiting my blog today. I enjoy every moment we spend together. Thank you for reading and thank you for you. You are the only you I know, so you take care of yourself.
Green with envy, or just too much beer? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the gorgeous weather, my friends. Inhale, exhale, cough, cough. It’s going to take time to get into shape. Let’s get going. Psittacism!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I think this is a fantastic idea. We could sell advertising space all over our light and telephone poles. Maybe even revive Burma Shave signs. And the more "Lettuce Ladies" and the like, the more likely that male drivers will slow down. Some beefcake could be hung up out there to keep the ladies satisfied, too.
He stops and eventually Mom leaves for a short trip to the shopping center. Johnny starts up with the balloon again after his mom has left for the store...He gives it one last flick and it lands in the toilet where he leaves it.
Mom comes in and while putting away the groceries gets a diarrhea run. She can hardly make it to the toilet in time and SPLASH, out it comes.
When she's finished, she looks down and can't believe what she's seeing. She's not sure what this big brown thing is in the toilet! She calls her doctor. The doctor is baffled as she describes the situation, but he assures her he'll be over shortly to examine everything.
When he arrives she leads him to the bathroom and he gets down on his knees and takes a long, hard look at the thing. Finally, he takes out his pen and sort of touches it to see what it might be and POP! The balloon explodes and poop is everywhere. On him, the walls, etc.
"Doctor! Doctor! Are you all right?" she asks.
He says, "I've been in this business for over 30 years, and this is the first time I've ever actually seen a fart !"
Yep, lots still going on. Keep looking this week. First, Mercury is still visible but getting more difficult to see. Got it tonight. Had to use binoculars at first but found it naked eye eventually. Got a nice shot of it above a palm tree.
Of course the main event is Venus and Jupiter. I went out a little later tonight and they are drifting farther north so I positioned myself a little differently in my townhome courtyard tonight to get the pic.
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
"Fights prompt examination of Fair’s bar — Alleged incidents at Place on 6th draw more attention to the alderman"
Read more: http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/fights-prompt-examination-of-fair-s-bar-alleged-incidents-at/article_dad8ac0c-6208-11e1-a589-0019bb2963f4.html
From RacineUncovered.org, early this morning:
"Large fight inside The Place on 6th"
Read more: http://racineuncovered.org/2012/03/large-fight-behind-the-place-on-6th/
That's my alderman's bar. The one where he allegedly got into a fight with a pregnant employee and later punched her in his car.
Given the backdrop of the Park 6 fiasco, this will surely grow into a full-fledged circus, perhaps even a national one.