This bookshelf is a warning sign

by Joey deVilla on October 5, 2014

this bookshelf is a warning sign

Found on Imgur. Click the photo to see the original.

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Slice of Life: Making dinner

by Joey deVilla on October 3, 2014

kitchen window view

This was the view from my kitchen window on Wednesday. For those of you who don’t recognize the vegetable I’m holding, that’s a patty-pan squash.

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Rejected wedding theme #6: “Release the chickens!”

by Joey deVilla on October 3, 2014

In some cultures including the Philippines, you’ll see the bride and groom release a pair of doves at the end of the wedding ceremony, as a way of marking that special moment. It makes for great photos:

wedding dove release

Of course, many couples want to put their own unique stamp on the ceremony, and sometimes you get this:

wedding chicken fling 2

Click the photo to see the source.

Pictured above are Molly “The Chick” Evans and his was Michael “Chick Magnet” Malone. According to this web page, they got their nicknames from their love of eating chicken, but for some reason decided to give it up and symbolically commemorate their new chicken-free live by hurling raw chickens at the end of their ceremony. I hope they remembered to wash their hands afterwards.

Apparently, Molly and Michael were not the only ones to do this. Here’s a recent picture from AcidCow:

wedding chicken fling

Click the photo to see the source.

I don’t think I’ll be able to talk The Future Missus into this one, considering the resulting mess and the fact we’re having a beach wedding.

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Breakfast in America

by Joey deVilla on October 2, 2014

MyFridgeFood.com posted this image on their Facebook account recently:

american breakfast

A quick search found this response posted to the often-batshit-crazy conservative site LiberalLogic101.com, and hey, I found it funny:

american breakfast 2

And finally, a little more searching led to this depiction of a nice surf-and-turf dinner, ‘Murican style:

american dinner

Click the photo to see it at full size.

If you want to see the American divide over guns, take a look at the competing Urban Dictionary entries for the term “ammosexual”. Probably better than looking at the photo below:

ammosexual

And since it’s Throwback Thursday and we’re talking about breakfast in America, how ’bout some Breakfast in America?

Thanks to Mitch Garvis for the find!

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So much “’Murica” in a single headline

by Joey deVilla on September 30, 2014

chuck e. cheese shooting

The headline is “Chuck E. Cheese shooting appears to be gang-related”.  It took place in Pico Rivera (in the Los Angeles area), and according to witnesses, it’s started when two men got into an argument.

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How is Ayn Rand still a thing?

by Joey deVilla on September 29, 2014

Ayn Rand is big with teenagers because her writing resonates with their rebellion, with businesspeople because she’s largely about greed, and with techies because she appeals to their revenge fantasies.

As a teenager, I had a brief Ayn Rand phase for about six months (I’ll admit it, revenge fantasies), but between the empty philosophy, leaden writing, heroes who in other novels would be villains, and a fan base of made up of some of the worst people I’m aware of, my fandom turned out to be rather short-lived. Many high-schoolers go through the same phase, although she’s been enjoying a renaissance of those whose livelihoods rest on making the real world like high school but with more money: namely CEOs and Republicans.

Being a techie and living in America, some of the people I know and love are big fans of Ms. Rand, and I try to keep my fun-poking of them to a minimum. But I do poke fun at them, and by doing so on this blog, have managed to make money from it, and when they complain, I tell them to “go start your own damn wildly popular blog and espouse your own views, you bargain basement Wesley Mouches!”.

ayn rand how is she still a thing

Click the photo to see the video.

All this is prologue to an amusing short featuring on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver who asks: How is Ayn Rand still a thing?

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Assless chaps photo of the day

by Joey deVilla on September 29, 2014

assless chaps amazement

Originally posted on my Ello account. Click to see it on Ello.

Her facial expression is priceless. It could say:

  • “Wow, I’ve wasted my life living up to others’ expectations.”
  • “I’m not sure these new Dallas Cowboys uniforms are all that practical.”
  • “Now I know how Microsoft felt after hiring Joey deVilla.”
  • “I knew I should’nt have left mine at home!”

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