June 17th- Lucio Fulci is one of a number of film idols of mine, and holds the esteem of being the director of one of the most horrifying, frighting, and gory movies I’ve ever seen: Zombi 2.
June 18th- Will Betheboy is a friend-of-blog, and the author of my favorite story ever: A Merry Little Person Christmas.
June 19th- Friends-of-blog The CDP and Mrs. CDP got married 4 years ago today. I know it isn’t technically a birthday, but I write this blog and you don’t…
Happy Birthday/Anniversary everyone!
For Antisocial Networking’s “Coming out of Comic Book Closet” contest:
It may surprise some of you (sarcasm), but I was geeked from birth. Straight from the get go “the Simpsons” were almost the entirety of my life, and my hero was either Herman Munster, Maxwell Smart, or Batman (it switched around a lot). I believe I can blame a good chunk of my geekiness on my father never censored what media I was exposed to. I mean, my father took me to see “Escape from L.A.” when it came out…I was seven.
Like most people I was not aware who I was right away (I’m actually still unsure), but I ran into a pretty large signpost in the fifth grade:
It was a day or two before Christmas and the teacher (who was noticeably hung over) declared the we were going have a trivia contest, and we had to split up in to groups. Me being the socially awkward child I was I wasn’t to happy to do the whole “group thing” so the teacher paired me with the “weird kid” (who interestingly enough burnt down two buildings six years later). The contest started and it was almost all popular culture.
An hour and 50 to 70 questions later my team had won by an overwhelming margin (I can’t remember, but I was at least 200 points past everyone). That moment of victory and the crushing alienation of my peers because of my victory cemented the fact that I was indeed a geek.
I all went down hill from there for the young geek Caveman. A month later I started collecting comic books, and two months after that I started the Hobbit (which oddly cemented my love of reading).
May 3rd is “Free Comic Book Day” at most local comic book stories. Since there is nothing better than something free or a good comic book I don’t expect to repeat myself.
We at Caveman HQ will be celebrating this nerd holiday to it’s fullest.
Happy Easter to you and yours from all of us at Caveman World Headquarters.
I’ll be here enjoying this beautiful day with my Hot Pockets and a few zombie movies (get it?).
Have a good day.
(This will be the one and only time I’ll post a lolanything. Don’t get used to it…)
While passing by the biggest bakery in town I was reading the list of seasonal snacks and one particular St. Patrick’s day staple jumped out and screamed noting but a good time: Irish Soda Bread. Unfortunately, 7 bucks and a Wikipedia trip later I discovered not everything with “Irish” in it’s name is alcoholic..(Also, that soda bread isn’t really that good.)
For a little while after my discovery I was feeling a little down because I just subjugated a whole culture by perpetuating a an age old stereotype, but it wore off quickly. Stereotypes in essence are bad things, but everyone has a few that they reach for in certain situations.
Don’t look at me like I’m a bad person…Stereotypes are an evolutionary defense that came out of certain truths to save time when meeting people of just to protect ones self when in dangerous or tense situations.
Some of those truths will be, and continue to be French nationals are a-holes, the Irish are consistently alcoholic, fat guys are jolly, and white people can’t dance.
In conclusion, perpetuating stereotypes is essential to survival, and is truly the American (Canadian, British, etc..) way.
Summarizing last couple of days…
-I got my federal tax return that Monday and I was looking for something to spend it on. After the billionth time trying to fix my crappy laptop the inspiration hit me like a prize fighter: I need a halfway decent desktop… Since I get a pretty sizable discount at Radio Shack the most obvious choice was to buy the only desktop they were selling. Around 3:00 in the afternoon I purchased it for a solid $519 plus a $50 rebate that I have yet to redeem and I couldn’t be happier..
(Everything is all shiny)
Of course it means “The Quest” was been delayed substantially by my grand cash-drop, but it hasn’t been called off by any means….
In the meantime I’ve made this thing my new God.
-Right before I purchased my new computer I went to go see the Best Picture winner “No Country for Old Men” in the theater (I know, it came out on DVD this week…). At the time of the Oscars I bet against “No Country” because I’ve had a 6 year record of seeing the “Best Picture” on the opening day and it missed my local theaters entirely. Although I lost 10 bucks to it I thought it was an unbelievably good movie.
-Some old fellow rekindled my hatred of the geriatric by calling into my work, complaining for 20 minutes, and letting loose a series of racial slurs all because his security cameras didn’t work the way he wanted them to. He didn’t want me to do anything about them, he just wanted to let me know.
-Discovered I had to work late for the next two days, and any good posting from me would impossible.
-Would normally be around the time I’d post my “Free Write“…I’ll do that later.
-After long internal debate I finally dropped my Statistics class, due simply to the fact I sucked at it. I’m not good with math of any kind, and just holding out to the last possible moment would be just wasting mine and the Prof.’s time. My mind isn’t as “problem solvey” as most but I am good at memorizing useless information (think less Einstein and more Slingblade). I’ll take it next semester.
-Spring Break is next week. I hope it’s not going to turn out like last year…
-Speaking of last year, March 17th is Vintage Caveman’s One Year Blogiversery. We (I) would like the Get Smart Box Set.
(10:46 I’m a solid hour and fourteen minutes within my own set deadline.)
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Due to a power outage and a error made by the “company” that provides my internet I was unable to write or publish the standard gooey, love filled Valentine’s day post.
I do not intend to write or publish said post today, but I would like to wish everyone a Happy Post Valentine’s Day. If you need me I’ll be partaking in the half-priced heart-shaped candy.