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Snow still on the wooden fence

tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Snow still on the wooden fence

In weather news: snow refuses to melt, go home despite repeated chastisings.

πŸ™„ #photos #snowdays

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm

45 predicted for this area tomorrow - surely some melting for you too?

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edox edox · Nov 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm

In Oregon the rain refuses to quit. On the plus side it is not snow.

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This Girl live on Le Lab Virgin Radio

tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Peeps, here’s your youll-never-buy-my-love Friday jam. I like to look up EDM songs just to verify the sanger can actually sang. This lady sure doesn’t disappoint on this live performance. And the trumpet players are pretty good, too. However, I do question if the DJs are ever actually doing anything. I could stand up there and fake the shit outta turning knobs.

Also, I think about Good Times whenever I hear this song. I sure do miss Florida and James Evans.

Florida and James Evans

#musicvideos #kungs

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edox edox · Nov 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm

horn players

tcr! tcr! · Dec 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

I need a trumpet. And maybe the skills to play it, too!

edox edox · Dec 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Trumpets make me happy. Good stuff!

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Netflix’s Daredevil canceled

tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:20 pm

The bloodbath continues: Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons

The bloodbath continues: Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons

The hits just keep coming for the various Defenders series. Per Deadline Hollywood, Netflix announced this evening that it has canceled Daredevil, just weeks after the show concluded its critically acclaimed third season. This news shouldn’t be too surprising, but this one is a particularly tough blow for fans.

This sucks. I bet it had a lot to do with Disney and their own streaming service.

I’ve watched every season, every episode of Daredevil. It’s kinda corny at times but was also one of the fantasy shows you could put on and lose yourself in characters who were trying to do the right thing.

😒 #tv #daredevil

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Nov 30th, 2018 at 12:15:04 pm

tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

All dependencies should be installed as root.

Yeah okay… πŸ™„

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fiatlux423 · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Sounds like some nerd Linux talk

tcr! tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Yep, Ubuntu Server 18.04 specifically.

fiatlux423 · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm

I used Kubuntu at one time

tcr! tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Ubuntu and its kin are good OSes for sure but app developers just want to pwn your system. Because they’re dumb.

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tism tism · Nov 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

All boot drives should have a root password. Stop stupid users in their tracks.

tcr! tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm

They should also ask for proof of insurance

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The big brown sleeping bags

tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

My grandma Mildred bought sleeping bags for the whole family when I was a kid. One for each of us. And just one was big enough for four people. So big you may have been able to roll one out and cover the east side of the Grand Canyon. Maybe even throw it up over the moon if said moon was too bright for you on your summer night.

Being a smaller kid I had to tie a rope mine and drag it around with a bulldozer to get to wherever I was going with it. Well, it was more like playing tug-of-war with an oversized, irradiated cocoa burrito from the 1950s Mars. Because it regularly refused to cooperate. I’d be exhausted after finally moving the bastard only a couple feet.

The woolen, triple lined sleeping bags were hotter than the last day of hell, too. Sleeping inside one would bake you just right for the Lake Wapello cannibals over on the northern side of said man-made lake. Local field guides said the cannibals had already eaten all the Boy Scouts so the campers could only be next.

And then said portable sleeping gear would suffocate you if you fell asleep. So you didn’t. One time in the middle of the night my mom literally kicked me outta the tent and then I rolled down the campground hill in the pouring rain. I almost fell in the lake. She said she didn’t care if there were thunderstorms soaking most of Iowa, she couldn’t stand my snoring another minute. I was two years old.

Anyways, the next morning coming out of the human hot pocket, you’d be drenched in sweat like you’d been sleeping in that Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone. You basically had to swim the dog paddle to break free of ye woolen sack and the 550°F fuzzy oven.

And trust me, the sleeping bag would not let you go without a fight. The inner textile bowels were slick as Christmas ice and you were constantly slipping and sliding farther back down into the gaping void of sheep fleece and cotton. The loose threads a tourniquet for your toes, the steel zipper piranha teeth for your fingers.

If you were lucky there may have been a stray tree root you could grab on to for leverage. So long as it was anchored in that hard camper dirt.

Back at home I once rolled one of the brown human tote bags down to the basement and it splintered each and every stair as it bounced down those wooden steps of Allison Avenue. Cracked the foundation of the house, too, when it finally came to a stop against the western wall. I left the fabric Ho Ho where it was as a warning to the next soul should they be enticed by the innocent comforts of a monster in disguise as a friendly, cozy, snug sleeping bag.

Grandma Mildred was a beautiful, caring woman. No blame lay with her for this and I fault her not. She was barely 4 foot 12 but her heart was big enough to power a Mount Juneau grizzly.

And then back to them gargantuan sleeping bags. There was one time that our dog went into one and was lost for over 7 hours. We’d throw in pieces of ham in hopes the smell would lead him back out. We’d call but our voices only bounced around like distant, fading echos.

Every now and then we’d hear a faraway whimper, a doggie moan for help. There was nothing we could do though. You’d be a fool to venture inside without a safety line and a troop of reindeer to pull you free.

So when our little dog did finally find his way back to us he was a changed man. He looked at the world differently. Like he’d seen toe jams mutated and cheesy, corrupted by the cocoon of sweaty death. Like he’d been to places no other dog should go, heard sounds no other dog should hear. I can’t imagine what horrible, atrocious acts he smelled with his little doggy nose but I assume they were foul, satanic stenches straight from the browned Netherworlds.

I plundered and pillaged photo album after photo album (two really) and couldn’t turn up any pictures of the sleeping bags. I did find a one from summer of 1975 at Lake Wapello though. That’s me with the dump truck, one of my sisters with the shovel, one of my brothers in the 55 shirt, and Grandma Mildred in the back. I imagine my mom took the photo.

Four at Lake Wapello

Who knows where the bags are now. One’s still probably down in the Allison basement. Waiting. A cylinder of cloth, a chamber of nuclear fission.

#thestruggleisreal

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm

We had some fun times camping at Lake Wapello! One time, in a pop up camper, you (@ age 3 or so) rolled from the camper - between the canvas and the camper itself out onto the grass. I woke up with the sound of your crying, ran outside to find you pla…See More

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm

I think the raccoon story is real πŸ€”

Daddio G Daddio G · Dec 2, 2018 at 7:26 pm

I remember telling your mother there’s a kid crying outside and she said “that’s ours”.

Momma J Momma J · Dec 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm

That’s right!

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Kelly K · Nov 29, 2018 at 10:39 pm

I was so drawn in, I nearly suffocated in the sleeping bag. Poor, poor dog.

tcr! tcr! · Nov 30, 2018 at 8:42 am

It was a suffocater for sure! 🌯

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Colbert and George R. R. Martin

tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm

George R. R. Martin’s Earliest Inspiration Of All

So that’s one reason I’ve, you know, really diverged from Tolkien because there is no porn in Middle Earth.
George R.R. Martin

Source: New York New York (A Jersey Too)

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JSON Feed for the Blog

tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 10:57 am

I finally got around to adding a JSON Feed for the Blog. Because that’s what all the cool kids are doing.

If there’s enough uptick I might add it for the Podcast, Products, and Galleries.

Learn more about the format: jsonfeed.org →

#webdev

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Nov 29th, 2018 at 7:15:54 am

tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:15 am

I don’t know about you guys but this whole getting up and going to work in the morning has never really been my thing.

#thestruggleisreal

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vaughn3 · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:25 am

That’s why I strip at night

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 2:52 pm

I never knew

vaughn3 · Nov 29, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Few do

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:47 am

Maybe you should try working evenings or nights?

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 8:35 am

Lemme rephrase… I don’t know about you guys but this whole getting up and going to work at anytime has never really been my thing.

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Botsford · Nov 29, 2018 at 7:54 am

I feel you!

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franh franh · Nov 29, 2018 at 8:04 am

Suck it up buddy

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fiatlux423 · Nov 29, 2018 at 8:59 am

Waking up in general is bad enough.

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angeline35 angeline35 · Nov 29, 2018 at 11:53 am

No doubt I would much rather, drink copious amounts of caffeine, hang out at home piddle farting around and watch Ellen every day :)

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tism tism · Nov 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm

The “thumbs up” is simply not enough agreement.

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm

We really need a “Fuck yeah, hell yes, double thumbs up and a snap with a twist” reaction.

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asquared01 · Nov 29, 2018 at 1:10 pm

I’m ready to retire. πŸ˜…

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm

I little more than one workday and it’ll be weekend retirement at least.

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chrisrich · Dec 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

Good to have choices today

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Tonight’s homemade potato soup

tcr! · Nov 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm

Tonight s homemade potato soup

πŸ§€πŸ₯”πŸ’ͺ #photos #goodeats

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Botsford · Nov 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm

I want some!

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flood · Nov 28, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Yum!

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 28, 2018 at 11:15 pm

I love potato soup!

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mcarril01 · Nov 28, 2018 at 11:23 pm

That looks amazing!

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Thanks! It was pretty yummy πŸ˜‹

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Ryan Waters · Nov 29, 2018 at 10:21 am

Yummy

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Ibuprofen fine print

tcr! · Nov 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm

Ibuprofen fine print

How the fuck am I supposed to read this? What am I, a microscope?

πŸ”¬ #photos #healthnews

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Mitchell · Nov 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Use your Google glasses yo

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ajgoodarzi · Nov 27, 2018 at 6:32 am

I totally agree!! It’s ridiculous!

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