Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fanny Pack Dress Code: Gentlemen, Please!

I have mentioned this and mentioned this and still the horror continues. I'm a librarian. Guys come in wearing fannypacks below the belt under a beer belly. I ask you for your library card. You start to unzip...STOP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU'RE WHIPPIN' OUTTA THERE! STOP!

I have now found support in my quest to end this nightmare

I love this site. They're all over this situation. Finding a group of like-minded people is a true blessing. Further, it gives me renewed strength and courage as I continue to march against this attrocity.
Fashion Fail - Gold Medalists of Poorly Dressed
Hey, Tuck Your Shirt In!
Fanny Pack: Holds Your Junk & Hides Your Junk

And yes, other blogs have caught on to the true nastiness of this trend!
From Very Demotivational:

demotivational posters

Is it possible? Is someone out there listening? Will Joan Rivers and her nattily dressed fashion police speak out against this attrocity? Time will tell...time will tell

Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Big Snark-Off: Back to Business Edition

I have let myself become distracted. I have neglected my small number of readers. This Will Not Do. No sir. I apologize whole-heartedly because I know my blog is probably one of the most important things in your life.

Mea culpa
Mea culpa
Mea culpa

Anteaters via Very Demotivational - The Demotivational Posters Blog by Cheezburger Network on 2/23/10

On to the Snarks!

Top Republicans: Yeah, We're Calling Obama Socialist via NPR Topics: Arts & Life on 3/5/10
Bite me, dorkmeisters! Caring about other people isn't socialism. Let's stop all this manure shoveling and just freakin' govern already. And I do mean this on all sides, of course. If you can't say something productive, just shut the hell up.

President Obama belonged to the United Church of Christ before Rev. Wright went bonkers. And who could blame him?

I am a lifelong member. Trust me, this is not the first time a member or former member has been called a Socialist. Hell, I was first called a Communist for my beliefs at the age of 5. I promptly schooled my schoolmate in the difference between Communism and Socialism. He is now the DA in my hometown. I'm pretty sure he gets the difference between the two points of view now.

And he still thinks I'm a crazy-commie-pinko-liberal. And that's ok. Don't change, Mo, I love you just as you are.

Opinion: UCC reaction to CBS change in policy on advocacy ads via Media Justice on 2/3/10
In an attempt to address ad-revenue shortfalls during a tough economy, CBS — in hot water for accepting a controversial Super Bowl ad from Focus on the Family — said Tuesday it would finally accept the United Church of Christ's 2004 request to air ads that advocate welcoming all people, including gays and lesbians, into the church.

Popular Science Archives via Walking Paper by Aaron Schmidt on 3/4/10

Offhand, I'd say the toughest thing was money

And appropriate dress

Revenge! via Oddly Specific by chwazymoto on 2/24/10:

I can't say this any better than the following commenter:

"All this time the cows were just trying to lull us into a false sense of security. We’re about to get paid for years of attempted cow-tipping"

Great, first is was methane, now this

You see, facebook was taking up a lot of time. Fortunately, I haven't hit this yet

The Social Life of the Internet via Stephen's Lighthouse by admin on 2/12/10: Facebook Responsible For 20 Percent Of Divorces

I don't know if I blame it on rekindling old relationships or the fact that your spouse's addiction to Farmville was the last straw

That's it for now, folks! I could be blogging later, or tomorrow. Or not.

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Congratulations, John Park!

Booktender vs. American Idol, 2010 Edition!
(sorry I missed last week - figure skating took precedence)

A big congratulations to John Park,
this season's first winner of the patented
Booktender Fast Forward Award
Honeybunch, I had you in the first 15 seconds. Flat. No connection with the audience. Oh sweetie...this could be your swan song. It's a shame I wasn't actually watching this on the DVR so I really could fast-forward!

A Great Big
Thank You
to Lee Dewyze
Lovely performance. A great ending to the show. You have some style forming in there

Tons of
to Big Mike
Right song. Right register. Great tone. Breath Support. Bonus: An actual performance.
You go, new daddy!

A great big
to Casey James
for confusing this vocal competition with a guitar-playing competition. Dude, you're a soulful kind of singer. You've got a unique style. You got some folk-rock thing going on. For the love of crunchy peanut butter and tabby cats, pull it out of the fire!

The coveted
Big 80s Award
goes to Alex Lambert
A mullet? A MULLET? I just don't know what to think about this. It's unique. It stands out. It goes with your backstory. You seem to be a nice kid. You sing pretty well.

Most likely to go home?
John Park!