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Journal: Transformes Party - More than meets the eye. 1

Journal by heliocentric

So, later this year I'm having a birthday due to a new age that ends in a zero. This seems to be a popular time for sorrow and wallowing, but I see it as a chance to have fun for a change. Having recently been through my own wedding and being a part-time wedding photographer, I'm tired of attending other people's parties.

So, this year I have asked for a Transformers party. Now, everyone to be invited will be of an adult age, but we're all still kids at heart.

The reason I am posting this is for quirky party suggestions.

Like, pin the $item on the $creature. Instead of pin the tail on the donkey, should we pin the AllSpark on the Optimus Prime? If were inviting less guys and more girls, it might be fun to play "put some clothes onto that girl from the movie" game. Pfft, like girls would willingly come to a Transformers party in the first place.

What about Transformers-themed adult beverages? Can you think of some good drinks (please include at least a basic outline of the ingredients) with a great Transformers name? Like, I'm thinking something with lemonade and calling it a Bumblebee. Should we mix the Everclear into something and make it a Megatron?

"ME GRIMLOCK, ME DRINK BEER."

I'm asking for all of the Transformers party things like plates and napkins and of course the cake, but can you think of any other items that will be needed to make the party a success?

I'm aware links such as these already:

http://transformers.awestores.com/ttc/transformers-party-supplies/cPath/10251.html

http://www.prettypartyplace.com/kid-birthday-party-supply-transformers.html

http://www.parties4kids.com/birthday_partysupplies_cat/transformers_mtv-Transformers.html

And this set available at target, seems like a perfect place for us to start from, but none of these really tell you how to have a party other than to just buy some stuff and let the party happen. Thus, I'm seeking out the nerdiest bunch I know: slashdot.

Suggestions don't have to be limited to the recent theatrical live-action Transformers, the first generation is great, too.

You've got the touch! Now, make the suggestions.

Wii

Journal: PS3 vs Wii 7

Journal by heliocentric

Here's a (no nudity, but not everyone is wearing a parka if you know what I mean) clip explaining how the two differ and how that may align with your interests.

Personally, I wish there was a video game console that could be summed up with this pic but what do I know.

(PS if anyone knows that model's name, and/or if she is for sure the model appearing in the Sigma SD14 DSLR print ads [the ones in the photo magazines] let me know).

Toys

Journal: Gummy Fast Food 1

Journal by heliocentric

First off, my cat thinks he is Einstein. Or maybe Willie Nelson, I'm not sure.

Now, to share some other photos. We were out today to pickup this big poster that I had custom framed and we spotted this bag of really odd gummy candies in the Halloween Candy section at the local Target.

You have to check them out, they are all gummy candies made up of multiple colored gummies in intricate shapes and nifty colors so that in combination they make fast food items.

It's sort of like that PlayDoh set or other "fool food" things I used to play with many years ago - only these really are edible... barely.

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Journal: schadenfreude hypocrite 7

Journal by heliocentric

I work with a bunch of interesting people who are by in large of a similar mindset and share similar views. They also lead mostly sheltered lives. I am disjoint from this type of thinking and living, but whatever, as long as the work gets done.

Well, they delight in having an educational "word of the day" on their white board. Sometimes a real word, sometimes a silly word, sometimes a word that they made up to fit a certain circumstance.

One day they couldn't think of a word to use, so I put "schadenfreude" up on the board, but no one knew what it was. To me, that makes it a perfect word of the day.

Well, I couldn't be more wrong, since the word means taking delight at the pain of another; this did not sit well with this group. All found it deplorable and it was quickly erased.

Well, the other day they were all giggling about this one story. It seems the one person remembered this story that was apparently told by a previous co-worker who spouse was either an ER doctor or an ER nurse. The group seemed to be sharing the story with others in an attempt to find who originally told the story, and also to share the hilarity with others.

The story involved someone with a cue ball (or some other billiards ball perhaps) up their rectum, and at least one other person with a bar of soap in their vaginal cavity. One person suggested that this was a good reason for soap-on-a-rope.

No one was sure who told the story originally, but everyone seemed to agree that it was HILARIOUS.

Because of this, my second ever suggestion for the word of the day was "hypocrite." This concept fell mostly on deaf ears, but it seemed to get a few people to look at themselves and the situation and blush.

But, that word only describes them. I think we need a new word to describe taking delight in the misery of someone realizing they are a hypocrite due to their own schadenfreude.

Schadenhypocritefreude?

Schadynpofreudicrite?

Toys

Journal: [warning: adult content] an odd question about sex 12

Journal by heliocentric

Okay, hopefully there's a sex-ed teacher out there, I have a bizarre sex question.

Hypothetically speaking you're a guy and you are naked and have an erection. You are with goatse-guy and he is "spread." You two play a game sort of like the classic Operation. You insert your device but do not touch the walls or the end. You remove your device.

Now, did you just have sex with goatse-guy?

You had your wang inside of him, you could probably even feel some heat radiate off of his body, but there was no touching.

Now, what about if you did the same trick with one of those girls that can put champagne bottles into her parts? You know, the ones that do traffic cones for exhibition. Did you have sex with her? You had your schlong well inside of her, and it wasn't even her mouth so Clinton debates cannot enter here.

Sorry about this one, I was just pondering the old game Operation and one thing lead to another... Hey, you know, I wonder what would light up on goatse-guy if you did touch one of the sides!

Worms

Journal: Why I lick people. 8

Journal by heliocentric

Some of you are familiar with all of the photos of me going around licking people. One was even famously in that fark photoshop contest.

Well, I think I've finally figured out why.

The voices in my head are dyslexic.

It has taken me some time to figure that out as they were so annoying with that stutter and the slight lisp, but I'm sure of it now.

Announcements

Journal: Bye: Joanna Gleason in DRS on Broadway 2

Journal by heliocentric

Today is Joanna Gleason's last day in her currently Broadway hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

I know I haven't been pestering you guys much about her since I'm sure most of you don't have a clue about who she is, or care, but it's kind of big news today and I made (with the help of a good friend) a really neat photo collage to say, "Bye!"

Check it out: http://www.joannagleason.com/

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal: If I was a professional singer...

Journal by heliocentric

For those of you who recall our trip down music lane with Oh Holy Night, you'll LOVE this artist.

Go here and play any of the tracks from the BASIC Album of the Week.

Interested readers will find additional info about the artist and the LP at this nice site.

Side note: this link is also from the same friend Rich who found us Oh Holy Night.

Power

Journal: Rail Burns 8

Journal by heliocentric

Sometimes when a train is very heavy (or the breaks are stuck) it won't move.

Most times the amp meter and the spedeometer indicate this to the engineer, and most engineers then stop the locomotive to figure things out.

But not always.

If the wheels spin and spin and spin, but the train goes nowhere, then the friction that builds up from this metal rubbing on metal can melt the rails themselves.

Check out these examples of rail burns.

Sun Microsystems

Journal: Rejected Story: Dell ad against Sun uses Sun servers 1

Journal by heliocentric

heliocentric writes, "The Register has a story about the Dell Tech Force web promotion that has been in action for some time. Dell hired Maverick Productions to create a pair of cartoons that mock "the leviathans of Big Iron." The playful animations are knock offs of the "Team America" film and are aimed right at Unix server sellers Sun Microsystems, IBM and HP. However, the Dell Tech Force fight against Big Iron runs on Solaris servers from Sun."

As the trials of life continue to take their toll, remember that there is always a future in Computer Maintenance. -- National Lampoon, "Deteriorata"

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