The stereotype has always been that dogs chase cats. Dogs are macho and tough whereas cats are effeminate and fragile.
The reality, however, is a little different…
I can recall Tiger, a cat we owned when I was a kid, living up to his name on more than one occasion. Even chasing a Saint Bernard three times his size out of the yard. That said, Tiger generally got along with our family dog, Pepper, who was never scared of being around the cat, let alone walking past it.
We tossed our old artificial Christmas tree last year because it was looking pretty battle weary from years of being in the same house with cats. I had planned to buy a new one during the summer off-season, but it didn’t happen. Now it’s looking like we won’t have one this year at all which makes me sad, but not as sad as my cats who have noticed that the outdoor lights are up and glowing. That usually means the tree of shiny things that tinkle when you knock them down is usually not far behind. They are very confused by the lack of the tree of shiny things.
Somehow they never tire of this particular song.
I make of point of not reading the comments left on YouTube videos because they have a tendency to damage your IQ if you read too many of them. To say that the majority of comments left on any particular YouTube video are less than helpful is an overstatement of stunning proportions. You’d probably learn more by hitting yourself repeatedly in the head with a ballpeen hammer than you would by reading the comments left on the average YouTube video.
That said, when you take an example of said comments — say an argument between two One Direction fans — and reconstruct it using two old guys, the results are surprisingly entertaining while also reinforcing just how useless such comments are.
Note: There is some NSFW language in this clip.
I suppose if YouTube comments can’t rise above the level of drooling psychophants, at least they can be entertaining when handled properly by professionals.
If you’re at work you may want to wait till later to watch this. Not because it contains some naughty language, which it does, but because if you’re anything like me you may run the risk of literally laughing out loud at a volume high enough to reveal that you’re not working, but watching stupid videos on some idiot’s blog.
All I can say is I’d appreciate fine art a helluva lot more if it really did this when you looked at it. Which just goes to show how unrefined I really am.
I work in a building full of engineers. They are very clever people most of the time. Sometimes they are too clever. Sometimes they engage in puns. Yesterday an engineer walked up to my cube and we had the following exchange:
Engineer: Les, what are you doing under my sink?
Engineer: Your email said you were “at my disposal.” Haha!
My brother-in-law, Aral Gribble, has been doing a comedy podcast with a couple of friends of his for a few months now and inexplicably they’ve asked me to be a guest next week. The idea is that Aral and his friend Chuck Ganchorre are both struggling actors living in different parts of the country and to keep in touch they join up on Google Hangouts and talk about what’s going on it the world. Hence the name West X Midwest. They’re joined by their friend Rob Hubbard who produces the show and they’ve recently started having guests on.
You can watch their most recent episode here:
This week the boys overpay for a photo op with Rocky, get stuck in The Matrix and are now scared to flush the toilet. Also discussed: shady eye charts, Big Mac attacks and Rob’s review of Aral’s latest show.
The boys are graced by bad ass roller derby dimes, Melissa Kunde and Erin Roberts of the Ann Arbor Brawlstars
who shoot down Chuck & Aral’s dreams of being roller derby waterboys.
Note: The above starts with the pre-show setup so it takes about 15 minutes before the podcast part itself actually starts.
Anyway, I can only assume they’re desperate for guests at this point as they’ve asked me to join in on the next show. You can watch it on Google Hangouts while we record it if you don’t mind staying up late as they record it around 11:00 PM on Monday nights. It’s definitely past my bedtime on a work night so that should make it interesting just in itself. I’m hoping I can manage to be entertaining given the rapid pace these guys maintain. I’ll be the guy in the dark basement. Dark because I’m trying not to reveal the apocalypse of junk that’ll be behind my chair. If you can’t stay up then you can always watch it later to see what we managed to get up to.
So there you go. A podcast with me that’s not my own podcast and where you can see my ugly mug. I have no idea what we’re going to talk about yet, but I’m sure we’ll think of something. Still it’ll be worth watching just to hear what Chuck and Aral are up to as they’re pretty funny.
Because the moment you put in people who are skeptical, have decent critical thinking skills, or aren’t overly susceptible to peer pressure it becomes a much shorter movie:
I’d still probably pay money to see it.
The first few cold-ish days of fall can make me a little excitable.