30 May 2010

More Fail pics

First, for Memorial Day-thanks to all of our veterans, ours and even those of our allies. Without your effort, the nation would be a different (and not necessarily better) place. Well done!

A few pictures for your perusal, from the always-funny Failblog:

In about .02 second, that's gonna really hurt...

Nothing says 'Baby Party' like a pack of Marlboro 100s. Those smokes would cost $25 a pack if you used a claw machine to vend them!

No funny comments on this one. Raccoons are very prone to rabies. This is just flat freakin' dumb!

This is from my favorite movie-Faceplant 2: Electric Boogaloo!

Looking at you, Spiderman!

Thanks, Chad, for making all of us Cub fans look like ass-clowns!! Why don't you go pull for the Cardinals with the rest of the mouth-breathers!

Can't necessarily argue with this...

Of course the first thing I would think of if I got my watch in salt water is to eat the thing!

Gets them ready for the Indian rail system-1 engine, 12 cars, 73182 passengers.

You know, I also wish they still made utes here as well. You guys at Ford seeing this?

I can get that bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry on the top shelf! I don't need some candy-ass ladder to reach up there...

Cheers all!

yankeedog out.

24 May 2010


I could write about a lot of things this week-like the general nincompoopery of the Illinois state government, or the tensions on the Korean peninsula, or why certain nations have the idea that we should keep illegal immigrants in our country when those same nations won't tolerate illegal immigration in their own land, or any one of half a dozen other things. But I don't feel like getting too riled up, or actually having to grind the mental gears with an attempt of cogent thought.

So we'll make fun of signmakers instead.

The situation when the step is bad is that the gravity causes you to fall.

After three years, the government decides to taking payoff from copyright infringers!

I looked this guy up. Sir Fried, Lord Collifolawar. 18th century British general who won the Battle of Collifolawar, which gave England control of India. Brilliant leader and tactician.

I recommend this place for the next 'Burger gathering. I likes me some stewwed salty bone and meat, and eel tube maws in casserole. Awesome!

Actually, the word translation is perfect on this sign. There is, however, the pesky little matter of  sentence order...

I have one word for you. Just one word, Hashimoto-san. Prastics.

Hey, Wang! You been drinking bleach again? WTF?

I could go for a cod drink right about now!

Humburger in paradise/medium rare with mustard be nice/Heaven on earth with an onion slice/I'm just a humburger in paradise.

You know what? This actually makes as much sense as anything else in Windows!

OK, OK!!! So you slammed your hand in the shutter box! Don't have a knob! Geez, what a pansy!

Honey, tonight let's go down to the Containing-void Pavilion!

yankeedog out.

17 May 2010

It's a long way to Nindigully...

Over the last day or so, I've had occasion to read Havock's and Mayhem's accounts of H's Big Night Out, and I have to say that, while it looks like a good time was had by all, that many people in one place would bother this writer. I'm not good around people, and given that many of you regulars have been places and have real post-secondary educations, I think I'd come across as rather provincial. If y'all didn't leave the party, I probably would sneak out early and give everyone a break.

You all can get together in your big cities Down Under. But if I ever get to Australia, I'm looking up this place, which MickH forwarded me an email about a few months back. Because I'll be honest-this looks more like my speed.

The Nindigully Pub On The River. Free Camping, Showers, and Fishing! What's not to like? I suspect what's called a 'river' around those parts corresponds to a 'creek' (or as we pronounce it, 'crick') here in the Midwest. It's Queensland's Oldest Pub-quite possibly with some of Queensland's Oldest Pub-Goers regularly inhabiting the place.

I like the decor, although the place appears to be a bit clean for my taste. Substitute the 'XXXX' for 'Budweiser', and maybe a NASCAR poster or big Cubs or Bears schedule on the wall, and it could be any one of several places I know of around here.

A lot of people think that the watering holes in small towns can be boring. Not necessarily. I've seen most of my bar brawls in little hole-in-the-wall places. A lot of times, if the local law enforcement is a 15-20 minute drive away, things can get interesting. An old Russian saying in relation to Siberian affairs goes 'God is high up and the Tsar far away.' The Almighty may not be interested and the law is a piece and a bit away. You're on your own, or dependent on the mercies of the bartender.

But the Nindigully doesn't look too menacing. Looks comfortable, at least to me. And it has that 'If this place could talk...'appearance.

I'm told the house culinary specialty is this Cow in a Bun. Supposedly the burger patty weighs in at arounds 5 lbs. and the whole thing will feed 1-4 people. Not a bad deal for $36 local! If 1 person can finish all that, I reckon he'd look a bit like a python digesting a goat afterwards. And you might want to keep the bathroom clear-what goes in must come out. You all can get out here and I'll buy you ONE burger. There'd probably be enough for everyone!

More atmosphere I can relate to. I see a sign for Oliver Tractors on the wall (a company that hasn't been around for a long while-but you still see the odd Oliver soldiering on around a few farms), and a John Deere flag as well. I'm starting to feel at home here! Oh, and a Massey-Ferguson sign! Awesome! Still some M-F gear around as well.

I reckon if I hit the shores of the Great Southern Land, I'll get me to the Nindigully Pub. You all are welcome to show up for YD's Big Night Out. And you all have a good time.

I'll be on the veranda, sipping on a beer and watching the sun go down.


The Nindigully reminds of a (somewhat) local establishment (well, it's about 160 km north of me).

This is Breitbach's Country Dining and Bar, in Balltown, Iowa (population 'round about 120). Breitbach's lays claim to being Iowa's oldest bar (established in 1852), and legend has it that the famous outlaw Jesse James stayed here on his way to the Northfield raid up in Minnesota, back in the 1870s.

Breitbach's is a local institution which does a brisk business with the locals (it is the only place within a 10 mile radius), bikers, and tourists, especially in the autumn. The scenery is magnificent, as Balltown sits on a ridge overlooking the Mississippi Valley and the Land of Cheddar (Wisconsin).

If any of YOU ever get here, we'll make the run up there. I'll buy the first round and we'll do a proper Midwest farm-family nosh, where no one goes away hungry. If it's the right time of the year you'll be treated to some truly fantastic scenery as well.

The original Breitbach's burnt down a few years back, and the area merchants and people pulled together to build a brand-new place-which burnt down about six months after it opened! Third time's a charm, though, and yet another building has gone up and the family is serving up food and beer to all and sundry.

And the business goes on-Stars and Stripes and the banner of our local National Guard division, the 34th (Red Bull) Mech Infantry, flying.

Often the best places are slightly off the beaten path.

yankeedog out.

10 May 2010


A few screen captures from the great world of television:

And they said Fox leaned conservative! If that's the reaction when the Dow goes up 174, I gotta see what happens if it goes up 300 points!

I don't much care to see Lee Corso giving me college football thoughts on Saturday morning, either.

I always laugh when I see the name of Dick Pound, Actually, I have heard of the man, and he's big in the Olympic anti-doping field. I'd be angry, too, if I had his name.

Uh-oh. Some reporter fell for the oldest trick in the book. Give the reporter a name like 'Mike Litoris' and you and your friends get a laugh when the segment gets played at 6pm. Sounds like my radio name-Heywood Jablomie!

Yeah, that'd be a problem, the truck sliding in the spooge puddles and all...

It IS full of fiber, and possibly that would save a step when on the toilet...

For a grand total of 193%! Looke like Chicago voter math happening here. I believe the three UK PM candidates got the same percentage of votes.

And that's the way the Yankees play baseball-balls to the wall, wang out!

It isn't often that you see the Boner Shot in billiards.

Then I screwed a gumball machine. And a squirrel.

Damn! That's Warp 2.6! It should be halfway to Alpha Centauri by now!

You see the moon from here, and it doesn't look nearly as big as your average elephant. I think the judges have to review her answer.

Go figure.

yankeedog out.

08 May 2010

YD's goblet collection

I went through the cupboard the other day and I've found that I accumulated several items from the various local teams and ballparks. Yes, I'm one of those who saves those 'souvenir' mugs and glasses. Not that they have any great value, but they're a good size to drink from if you want something that will last half a day.

I'd bet any of you who frequent local sports venues have a stack of these stashed away somewhere.

Got one from the local nines, the River Bandits, emblazoned with the logo of Modern Woodmen Park and the team logo and mascot, Rascal the Raccoon.

Yes, that's a can of WD-40 on the left. It works perfectly as a non-caloric cooking spray.

A glass from the Peoria Chiefs. This has been around a while-I don't think I've been to O'Brien Field since 2005.

I may have to work on collecting glasses from every team in the Midwest League. That'd be a noble goal, wouldn't it? Sure it would!

A Cubs cup from two or three years ago. Although its volume is about 2/3 the size of the first two, that Major League beverage probably cost $2-$3 more. Go figure.

Finally, the travel mug available at the refreshment stands at Soldier Field. When on the Chicago lakefront during the fall and winter, a lot of hot chocolate gets sold in these mugs at the Bears games.

Anyone else got some glasses from their local teams?

yankeedog out.