Monday, February 28, 2005

Do Not Stand On The Tracks

The Red Bull truck we encountered on Hwy. 61Posted by Hello

My Amtrak safety guide warned me not to stand on the tracks. Then it showed a picture of a guy in front of a train coming towards him. It looks funny, I took a copy to cherish. The ride back was interesting as always. Accompanying Ken and I back to Winona was a group of 79 people who were coming back from St. Cloud for a national cheerleader tournament. So when I tried to get some coffee in the snack area I was surrounded by elementary aged cheerleaders as they pointed out the vast amounts of graffiti on the walls and bridges and being yelled at by the coach lady on why some of them don't have their uniforms on. Apparently you need your uniform on 24/7 to be in the fascist cheerleading squad. "2, 4, 6, 8, WHO'S RIGHTS ARE WE GOING TO REPRESS TODAY! FASCISTS, FASCISTS, GOOOO FASCISTS! YAY!"

That was random. It's what happens when you think writing in a blog with two mochas in you is a good idea. Anyways, a lady from Chicago thought my new fedora looked nice. Props to that lady with the iPod. From here on out till the end of this semester I would like this period of my life to be referred to as "The Fedora Period." So just a note my staff of biography writers I hired a few months ago.

The picture above is the Red Bull truck that we encountered on the way back home on Hwy. 61. Andrea and Carla kept on road flirting with the guys inside the truck, I just wanted to get some wings. But on Saturday night I ate wontons at the Wok instead with Portz and Travis. We also encountered Rooney, which was probably a big highlight of the weekend.

I'm sad to share the news that Rick Howden was defeated in his bid for Sophomore Senate. Rick ran a great campaign though and is now involved with a leadership position at the Lutheran Campus Center. Rick might possibly run again this spring, but he's still thinking about it. In other WSU election news the New U referendum turned out a strong NO vote to the question of "Should the university implement the New U plan as proposed?" This time a turn out of over 14% validated the current position of the student body, which is by far the highest turn out in recent referendum history. From here the Senate is about to implement a New U Ad Hoc committee, which I intend to serve as an associate senator on, as well as maintain my current associate senator position on the Student Services committee. More news to come soon...

Bushism: "I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically." -Radio-Television Correspondents Association dinner; Washington DC; March 29, 2001

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Walked by a whacked out lady who was wearing pink wind pants on campus when walking back from the train station with my baggage. She said "When you have two suitcases it looks like your wife kicked you to the curb!" What the hell was that?! Only in Winona.

Link of the Day: Hazmat suit on eBay

Reading on Hygrometer on Humidor: 71%

I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob.

Friday, February 25, 2005

West Coast Family Member

Andrea's family representing the West CoastPosted by Hello

Andrea's house had this wall that was left blank in their living room. I've always suggested that they painted a mural of their family photo and then add Tupac to it in order to represent the West Coast. I know that I'd want a mural of that in my future home. So I did them a favor and made a new family picture, and modeled it in this living room setting. Hopefully next time I visit there I'll see Tupac keeping it real with her family.

I've just discovered a new pet peeve the other day. You can add it to my list of pet peeves that I wrote in my entry called "Brain Stew." Here at P-L in order to print something from your computer you have to print it to the dorm printer, which is located in the front desk office of the hall. Then when your thing is printed they place it in a basket that sits on the counter, and then you can pick it up. Smooth and easy process right? WRONG! Now one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone decides to declare themselves the "print out police" and sit at the basket and go through every single piece of friggin paper! You can see your print out on the top of the pile they're holding in their hand, but no you can't get at it because they need to find some stupid paper in the big ass stack they thought they printed out but never did because they can't figure out Microsoft Word. Meanwhile you just want to get on with your life and take your International Relations notes with you but the "print out police" person decides to be cute and try to have a conversation with you. No, I don't feel like talking right now, I want my damn print out! If you live in P-L then this probably has happened to you before, and if you see someone being a print out police person, just walk up to them and say "PUT DOWN THOSE PAPERS! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRINT, GO AWAY!"

Bushism: "I'm not a very good novelist. But it'd make a pretty interesting novel." -Austin, Texas; December 5, 2000

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Played with the new College Dem's button maker! That thing is so cool, plus Flynn makes cool noises that goes with it.

Link of the Day: Jared's High School Letters to Snoop Dogg
Back in high school I set the goal of joining Snoop Dogg's posse. So in order to achieve this I decided to start writing him letters. It's didn't work as plan. This is just one of my abandoned websites through out cyber space. Hopefully Stick Figure Pirates & Flying Monkeys won't join that club.

Reading on Hygrometer of Humidor: 75%

NOTE: Jared is going to be home this weekend, so SFP & FM might not be updated till sometime Monday. There may be something over the weekend, maybe not, who knows?! Depends how patient I am with a dial up connection.

Don't Do It

I had a shirt that said this once.Posted by Hello

This is another poster I liked from The Propaganda Remix Project.

Rick and Jared's New Obsession & Campaign Slogan: The Howard Dean Iowa scream. YEEEAAAHHHHHHHH!
Click here to relive that classic memory! Howard Dean still rules by the way.

Young Man, Quit Your Protesting!

Know your role! 1st Amendment? Never heard of it!Posted by Hello

One of my favorite posters that I found at The Propaganda Remix Project. Check it out, they have a lot of cool posters from WWI and WWII edited for today's times. It's very liberal, just to warn you.

This protesting one reminds me of the time back in August '04 when I went to protest Bush's visit in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center. I went with Jason, Joe, Tyler, Laura, and others to a protest of Bush/pro-Kerry rally. It was one of my first protests I've attended and it was by far a fun experience. I also knew that my Grandparents were going to the same rally that I was protesting at. Just by luck we noticed them there. I had a chance to wave at them from across the security baracade and Kellogg Blvd, and doing the Grandparent thing they waved back. But soon my Grandma gave me a thumbs down as she walked into the building. It was a hilarious thing to see. So if you ever get a chance to protest or go to a rally for whatever cause, I recommend going because a lot times they can be tons of fun.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Smores anyone?

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attempting to attack P-LPosted by Hello

I was walking back from the library last night and I noticed a security violation that should of been reported. The Stay Puft Marshmallow man was behind P-L ready to attack, so I quickly took a picture of him. Luck would have it though he was frightened by the flash from my camera and he ran off. Security never noticed, some protection they provide!

WSU STUDENTS: Rick Howden will make a special meet and great appearance in the lower hyphen of Kryzko Commons! During Noon to 1:30 pm stop by the Rick Howden for Senate table and meet the man himself, Rick. Don't forget to grab a sticker while you're there and tell other Sophomores to stop by the table as well. You can vote for Rick by clicking on the WSU Students: Vote button on the top right of this page!

Bushism: "I talked about making the death tax permanent so that Rolf can pass his assets from-to a family member if he so chooses." -After meeting with small-business oweners; O'Fallon, Missouri; March 18, 2002

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Watched a video in Mass Media class that was taped of off Fox News about liberal bias in Hollywood. I felt myself getting dumber.

Link of the Day: Baghdad Burning
A blog from a girl in Baghdad, Iraq. An interesting perspective on the war and occupation by US forces in Iraq. No media bias or selection here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Brain Stew

Best picture I have ever taken. Posted by Hello

I took this picture with a lame piece of crap public education digital camera. Unlike most images on SFP & FM, this isn't modified at all. This was during the tailgating party before the Tartan High School Homecoming game, my senior year. James Havican is the person doing the back flip, and I just managed to hit the shutter release at the right point. James can literally do a flip anywhere off of anything, something I can't do. Well I can probably try it, but injure something like a knee cap.

Sorry, but you caught me on what people call "an off night." Tonight my head has been not clicking right, so in other words, lights are on but no one is home. So I'm just going to write tid bits of things I did tonight.

-Had a mocha
-Went to Wal-Mart with Chris
-Wrote an email to the fine people with the New University committee, I'll share more of this later, when they decided to respond to me. Hopefully sometime during the day on Wednesday.
-Read stuff for classes

Ok here's something, a list of my pet peeves:
-Country music
-Talking during movies (I do this sometimes, only to movies I think are of poor quality, but the times I don't talk, it gets annoying)
-People who think they can rap, even though they are from rural America. Yeah your idol is Eminem, but you failed to remember that you're not him. Also stop doing your "gangsta walk," we all know that rural Minnesota or Wisconsin isn't filled "with playas."
-Use of the cell phone in bathrooms, public or private. That's not right.
-Baristas of coffee houses that don't pack the espresso properly, you get watery espresso if you don't pack it firmly enough.
-Commercials for prescription drugs. Drug companies, please stop using expensive marketing, it just hurts all of us, plus most of us just don't care that there is another pill for impotence or heart burn. Am I the only one to notice a relation between the rise of prescription drug prices and the increased amount of advertising and marketing campaigns?

Bushism: "I thought how proud I am to be standing up beside my dad. Never did it occur to me that he would become the gist for cartoonists." -Newsweek; February 28, 2000

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Played Duck Hunt on the old school Nintendo. That game rules.

Link of the Day:
State of Minnesota Too Polite To Ask For Federal Funding

The Propaganda Remix Project Revamped propaganda posters from WWI & WWII changed for today's times. These things are great!

Pic of Jared's Roommate

My roommate Bishwas (far left) and myself looking constipated. Also I'm getting bunny ears.  Posted by Hello

I'm not sure why I didn't post this picture before but, this was taken during a huge snow storm a long time ago outside the student union. Thus the vast amounts of white stuff.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Fun with Snow

Let's play guess the body part! Hint: It's not the elbow.Posted by Hello

We got dumped with snow! Tons of the white stuff, and it wouldn't stop falling. Finally the skies cleared and the creative juices were flowing for some dedicated artists and a poor victim in Prentiss was held hostage outside his window by a giant snow "sculpture." Sad to report though that the Johnson was knocked down now and has been demolished. It was President's Day yesterday so the high schoolers had the day off and the opportunity to tour the campus. So mother's and father's of potential students were blessed with a treat of fine art when they toured Prentiss-Lucas dorm hall. I liked the kid who pointed it out to his Mom and the Mom got agitated and told him not to point it out to his much younger brother. Oh the people we loose to campus tours! I was the person who wished something like that happened when I toured campus, just walking around waiting to see people doing beer bongs or something. Damn those Girl's Gone Wild people and filling young men's minds every where of misconception of campuses. Back during the election I remember tabling for the College Dems and doing the "Send Bush A Pink Slip" letter drive. It was during MEA weekend and tons of tours were going on. Mean while the WSU Greens were holding a rally next to us, it featured a bearded guy on the banjo going on a 10 minute rant about the Bush administration. "It's all BULLSHIT! Yeah, that's right I said BULLSHIT." Oh no! Freedom of speech! Little Jimmy cover your ears now! Sad to say that we lost more potential students that day too. Probably the most dirty looks I got while tabling during the election. Oh, the Election '04 memories...

Bushism: "So thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and a great volunteer as well." -St. Louis; January 5, 2004

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Discussed the possibility of the US military using diarrhea guns with Tony. Think about it, all you have to do is cut the enemy's TP supply and they're screwed!

Today's Quote from Jared's Roommate, the Nepali named Bishwas: "When I read the word "Bushism" I thought it said "Buddhism," then I read like 4 of them and didn't understand what they had to do with Buddhism." -Bishwas explaining his word mix up while reading Stick Figure Pirates & Flying Monkeys. Poor guy! Probably thought I was dissing his religion! Just to get it out there, all religions are cool by me.

Link of the Day: Twenty Three Reasons Plus Ten Dollars (Brandon's Band). Check it out and play some tracks yo! http://www.purevolume.com/twentythreereasonsplustendollars

WSU STUDENTS: Make sure to vote! Read the entry below now!

Monday, February 21, 2005


That's right Puffy, elections are starting for WSU! In my opinion, Vote or Die is one of the funniest campaigns slogans ever. Posted by Hello

Starting a 8 am on Tuesday Feb. 22 the online polls are opening for elections on two Student Senate positions and on the New U referendum. You can vote by going here:

Stick Figure Pirates & Flying Monkeys officially endorses Rick Howden for the Sophomore Student Senate position. So Sophomores remember Rick when you click on the link above and pick a someone who is already fighting for you now! You can find out more info on Rick by clicking on the Rick Howden for WSU Senate link under the Links of Coolness section.

As to the New U, I know without a doubt that I am voting NO to the question. This time the referendum question is simple, Should WSU implement the New University Plan as proposed? I encourage everyone who attends WSU and reading this to at least vote on this no matter what your view is. Last semester's referendum didn't get the required amount of votes needed in order to be considered official, so please take the same minute or so it takes to read this entry and vote on the New U question RIGHT NOW!

This is one of the few opportunities you get to vote on anything in any sort of election so take advantage of it. Then after you vote on this, tell your friends to vote too! But if you're really crafty/bored you can make yourself a "I VOTED" sticker! I'm going to make one out of a yellow post it note and then draw a flying monkey on it, just for the hell of it!

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Check Your Oil Winona!

Eyedea concert Posted by Hello

Last night I attended the Eyedea concert at Rascals, and it was by far an interesting experience. Rascal's is a bar located in downtown Winona and its the local music scene stop for all different types of musical acts. But last night it featured Eyedea, an MC/lyricist from Minneapolis who's part of the Rhymesayers group (www.rhymesayers.com). Eyedea is most known for his collaboration with the group Eyedea & Abilities. The show was 18 plus at a bar which usually has 21 plus acts perform, so that created an interesting crowd on hand, not to mention we're in the town of Winona. I saw gangstas, wanna-be gangstas, preppy people, gothic looking people, pot heads, high school seniors, middle aged people, biker looking types, and then people who really dressed up nice but they came from a formal dinner that was on campus earlier that evening. Then I spotted the Willie Nelson look alike guy who hangs out at the Blue Heron coffee shop, then another guy who was probably the most whitest thing ever dancing crazy and yelling "YEAH!!" while sporting a Christmas reindeer sweater. In fact at one point the reindeer guy and Willie Nelson were dancing "hip-hop" with each other, I tried getting video of it but it was dark and you can barely make them out when I edited the piece. I'll try to figure out how to get up on here. So the term normal hip hop crowd didn't apply to this group of unique individuals. I have to admit when I first got there it was a little awkward because there wasn't a ton of people there and people who were there were all 21 and hanging out at the bar. Also a small fight broke out right in front of me. This one biker guy went at it with some college aged guy, they were both drunk. But the biker guy got totally knocked out, college guy decked him and biker guy fell like a tree. He knocked over one of those tall tables and hit his head on a pole near the table, then all the drinks on the table fell on the guy. Then the guy who got knocked out got kicked out of the bar and the guy who decked him didn't, that didn't make sense to me. The other under 21ers near me got freaked out too, they just want to see Eyedea, not get KOed by Mr. Boozey Tyson. After that though the show started and things got better. They had a lot of good opening acts. One of them told us "Check you oil Winona!" In the end it turned out to be a good concert and an interesting experience, thanks to Willie Nelson, reindeer sweater guy, and biker man who got KOed in the "first round."

Bushism: "Iran would be dangerous if they have a nuclear weapon." -Washington DC; June 18, 2003

Link of the Day: Royal Tit Watchers Association http://www.nice-tits.org/ Remember, first impressions of a website can be deceiving.

Results of an Untamed Ocho

Ocho the Great Unleashed Posted by Hello

Last night Ocho the Great ended up in rough shape. At one point he decided to test his interior decorating skills in the 2nd Prentiss Lounge. Martha Stewart eat your heart out, because there's a new name in interior domestication, and that's Ocho. Then Ocho came to my room and tried his hand at magnetic political poetry. He wrote "President liberal fascist an ugly." He said "That's what I think of Bush!" Well said Ocho, well said.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Coolest Automobile Ever Made

My Dream Car Posted by Hello

I was wondering about campus yesterday and I encountered this beautiful piece of machinery, its a van with a cherry picker on it! By far the coolest car ever, I want one of these things. You can take your Hummer just run it off a cliff because you can't trim trees with it. When I saw this yesterday I asked that guy if I can ride in it, he said "No not on Fridays." So then I asked if I can ride it Monday, the man ignored me. One day I will own one these things, and then rig it so that I can drive it from the little basket. Tonight is the Eyedea concert and I plan on attending, hopefully I'll get some pictures. If I do I'll post them on here for sure.

Bushism: "Arbolist...look up the word. I don't know; Maybe I made it up. Anyway, it's an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees." -As quoted in USA Today; August 21, 2001

Friday, February 18, 2005

Democrats: Best Ass on Campus

Club Fair Games at the Democrat booth. Far left, Find the WMD's in Iraq, Middle, Iraq's WMD's, Far right, Anti-Bush administration dart board. (click on picture for larger image)Posted by Hello

Today the first annual winter Club Fair was held in the most desolate place in the entire Student Union building. I was there for the entire fair at the College Democrats booth and shared the Democrat's principles to a total of 4 people who visited the booth. It's a good thing our booth was near the hallway or else no one would of stopped by. Soon enough things got desperate at the club fair, it was to the point where we set up tables in the hallway to diverge what little traffic there was and force them to walk through the club fair. But that just pissed off people more when they would walked by really fast through their unwanted detour. The College Dem's booth was by far the best. We had "Find the WMD's in Iraq" game, where we stole sand from the beach volleyball court in P-L (my dorm hall) and put it in a small box with some spoons to dig through the sands of Iraq. Then people would find a small piece of yellow paper at the bottom of the box saying "Oops there are none." Then we set up my anti-Bush administration dart board which seemed to be popular as well. I also enjoyed noticing the College Republicans looking over at our booth every couple minutes and talking while gazing at the booth. "Maybe if we look at their booth and talk about them they won't notice or know we're Democrat bashing, damn dirty liberals" said the crazy College Republican.
You can look at pictures from the club fair and all four of the Democrat booth visitors at this link here: http://photos.yahoo.com/watch_out_for_the_flying_monkeys. Make sure to click on Club Fair.

The Rick Howden '05 campaign is still under way and is starting to gather full steam and positive feed back from the flyers around campus which feature Rick with The Rat Pack (similar to the one in the SFP & FM entry 'The New Rat Pack'), and Rick fighting for the students at Rally Day '05 (the stupid picture one as Rick would like to refer to it as). You can visit the official campaign blog on the newly developed Links of Coolness side bar. I finally got my HTML skills back somewhat. Right now I am in the library or as I would like to call it "The Death Star of Knowledge." You can't make noise in here at all, or else they'll literally shoot you. Well maybe not shoot you, but you'll get embarrassed and either leave or urinate your pants.

Jared's Friday Agenda:
9:40 am- Wake up and frantically get ready for class
10:00 am- Intro to American Politics, start listening to man who sometimes makes a sad clown face during lectures that Ken and I laugh at
10:06 am- Zone out from lecture and think about what I'd be doing if I skipped American Politics, most definitely watch Price is Right
10: 45 am- Look around class room to find a blunt object to hit myself with because I can't listen anymore to this man, oh wait, he's done!
11:00 am - Comparative Political Systems, learn about the UK, actually pay attention because he doesn't make any sad clown faces
12:30 pm- Lunch with Brandon, participate in trash talk about future Madden game where I will be victorious
1:00 pm- Intro to International Relations with Dr. Cook, listen to him be sarcastic and try to fulfill my pledge I made to him on Wednesday where I will annoy him by asking "Is this going to be on the test?" constantly.
1:50 pm- FREEDOM
2:30 pm- MOCHA TIME!
3:00 pm- Start an evening of Madden playing, talking with drunk people and other unforeseen adventures, also look at myself in the mirror on progress to my Facial Hair Restoration project.

Today's Exciting but Mundane Activity Jared Did: Tape things to walls. Duck tape smells funny.

Bushism: "I'm also mindful that man should never try to put words in God's mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else, to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God."-Appearing on ABC's 20/20, Washington D.C., Jan. 14, 2005

Funny fact about the Bushisms: Each time I do a spell check on my entries for this blog, each time the word "Bushism" comes up, it is recommended that I replace it with the word fascism. Isn't that funny?!

Link of the Day: dumbest website ever created by man. Warning: Can cause dumbness, but great for pissing off hung over people.

Reading on Hygrometer on Humidor: Don't know, can't see it from the library.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

I'm paranoid

The government spy sent to observe my actions and dwelling Posted by Hello

Yesterday I was throwing darts at my anti- Bush administration magnetic dart board when I looked out the window and spotted this US Army sergeant who was standing on the smoking corner, having a smoke with a kid/ spying on my room. Yeah "smoking with a kid" like I believe that shit! They read my blog about my anti- Bush rants and sent someone to spy on me. The picture on the right is him "walking away" from the corner. If you notice though he has a note pad and is writing on it, he was writing his spy notes and observations. After seeing this act of espionage I called and deployed my stealth ninja force (Andrea in camo/make up mask) to obtain his notes before he went back to his base. Here's what Mr. Spy Man wrote:

  • Suspect is currently displaying John Kerry campaign sticker in window, possible violation of Patriot Act.
  • Suspect spotted me, proceeding to take pictures, another violation of some act written some where I'm sure of.
  • Weezer rules

The other day in International Relations class, Dr. Cook explained where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence came from:

" ...so we all know that George Washington climbed up Mt. Rushmore and God gave him the Constitution in one hand and the Declaration of Independence in another hand and George came back down and gave them to the American people...."

I was the only one who laughed at this.

Today's Exciting but Mundane Activity Jared Did: Encountered Dr. Cook in Minne Hall while putting up campaign posters for Rick Howden '05 (http://rickwsu.blogspot.com) when he shared us his theory about Fox News. "I bet that if you take a kid who was raised by wolves, and then a kid who was raised watching nothing but Fox News, that the kid raised by wolves will have a better chance of making it than the kid raise by Fox."

Bushism: "I know there's a lot of young ladies who are growing up wondering whether or not they can be champs. And they see the championship teams from USC and University of Portland here, girls who worked hard to get to where they are, and they're wondering about the example they're setting. What is life choices about?" -Washington DC; February 23, 2003

Link of the Day: Bored? Want to watch some funny videos? iFilm's Best "Viral Videos" of 2004. I recommend the Nextel Dance Party commercial, Triumph Comic Insult Dog at Spin Ally, and White House West by Will Ferrel as Bush. http://www.ifilm.com/bigpicture/bestvirals2004

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The New Rat Pack

Oh Sammy! I know, that was a good one! Posted by Hello

I am helping out Rick with his new Senate campaign and I made this picture for a flyer that will go around campus. On the flyer itself Dean Martin is where my head is, but I just had to make this version. You can check out Rick's Senate campaign blog here: http://rickwsu.blogspot.com

Today is Assessment Day, which means I can sleep in. Assessment Day is where classes are canceled and you're suposed to go to an orientation class for a little bit and learn how to take a survey. I'm already fluent in the survey taking arts so I'm just skipping the whole class attending step of the process. Happy Assessment Day!

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Got my chin rubbed by Liz who just saw my beard-less chin for the first time. Maybe I should re-think the whole all out beard idea.....

Bushims: "One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected." -Los Angeles; September 27, 2000

Link of the Day: You can purchase the world's largest working bear trap on ebay! It's the size of a small child.

Reading on Hygrometer for Humidor: 71%

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

In the Army Now

Para-military Andrea Posted by Hello

Nursing student by day, stealth mercenary by night. I encountered this last night while in Sheehan Hall. Sometimes you can see multiple female mercenaries in one night if you're lucky.

WSU SOPHOMORES: On February 22 you will be called upon to vote for your next representative in the Student Senate. Stick Figure Pirates & Flying Monkeys is proud to announce it's support of Rick Howden for the up coming Sophomore election. More details to come soon...

The other day I stumbled upon the 1960's singer Phil Ochs. I downloaded the song Outside of a Small Circle of Friends and insantly enjoyed it. You can see the song's lyrics here: http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/small-circle-of-friends.html
Because its an older song its harder to find it for downloading but it can be attainable if you're interested.

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: This technically happened yesterday but I'll throw it under today's activity. The cafeteria was full and I found a table with two chairs, so I sat down and then later another individual asked he can sit with me. So I said yes and we started talking politics because I told him I was a PR major/ political science minor. It turns out that he attended the same Bush campaign rally that I protested at back in August of 2004. Small world! He seemed like a nice guy too, had a civil conversation on the election, which can be rare for me.

Bushism: "It's your money. You paid for it." -LaCrosse, Wisconsin; October 18, 2000

Link of the Day: Illegal Art exhibit page. This is a collection of "illegal art" done by a group of current artists. The pieces are "illegal" because they feature corporation's logos being manipulated and used with out permission. I personally find the Bert hanging himself one to be cool, in fact its my desktop now.

Reading on Hygrometer of Humidor: 78% Why is it that high?!!

Monday, February 14, 2005

Random Picture

Political Poetry board in dorm room Posted by Hello

It's Monday and I felt like putting up this random picture. This magnetic board is on my closet door in my dorm room. This was a very cool Christmas gift that I recieved from Andrea this year, its political magnetic poetry. When I got the board last week I skipped dinner because I was so into making random sentences against the man. Bishwas liked "your sex puppet is a dirty jackass."

magnetic poetry against the man! one word at a time.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Revolutionary Weekend

My chin is naked. May The Facial Hair Restoration Project begin! Posted by Hello

The following takes place Saturday 8:11 PM, P-L Lobby-
Rick: So what are you going to do tonight Jared?
Jared: GOING TO START THE REVOLUTION! (picks up a chair and almost throws it across the room, then realizes he's making an ass of himself)

A weekend in the life of Jared.
The weekend started out with great news that Eyedea from Eyedea & Abilities is going to make a rare small room performance at a 18 plus show at Rascal's this Saturday night. I am about 85% sure that I will be in attendence to see one of the greatest underground MC's, plus he's from Minneapolis. When I hear their album "E & A" I am always reminded of Portz and Tran for some reason, probably because they rock. After dinner I went to Blue Heron for the routine mocha, this time Eva and Tara joined me which was fun. Later that Friday night I was schooled in the ways of Madden football by Brandon, but I will have my revenge soon. YOUR HAY DAY IS ALMOST OVER BRANDON, MARK MY WORDS!
The Saturday started like how every other Saturday starts, waking up at 12:40 pm and franticly showering and dressing so I won't miss brunch which gets done at 1 pm. Most of you are probably thinking this: Why doesn't he just get up and go in his pajamas? Well I can't, I must always shower after I get up, or else my entire ora for the day is thrown off. Example: The day I took the ACTs for the second time I was late and could not shower. Result: Only improving my score by one point. So it's a Jared thing. Then after brunch I spotted this month's winner of the Crazy Winonan of the Month award. When I see him next I am going to give to him his trophy that Spencer suggested giving, which is a hat made out of tin foil. After that I pretty much wasted the day and just chillaxed while avoiding beach volleyball. Some people were playing beach volleyball, and I thought since it was National Knee Dislocation Awareness Day and it was two years to the day I went down playing volleyball that maybe it wasn't a good idea to play. That evening I told Rick I was going to start "The Revolution" but I ended up going to Acoustic Cafe instead, which by the way is one of the offical coffee shops of The Jared Stene Coffee Growers Support (Donate today!). There was a group there called Soule, I enjoyed their sound very much. They sounded like the illigetament sex child of folk and 70's groove that featured two ladies doing crazy 1940's jig dancing. After Acoustic I returned to P-L and hung around intoxicated individuals. During this time Ocho the Great declared his political affiliations to the Constitutional Party and decided to start a blog after being inspired by this one that I am writing in now. You can check out his blog by click here: http://ochomeans8inspanish.blogspot.com/
Shaved my year and a half old chin beard. I am starting The Facial Hair Restoration Project. Brandon has always advised me to shave it off and then start a beard, so after being bored and looking at myself in the mirror I decided to go with it. I will periodically post evidence of my progress as time goes on. That was the weekend, I have re-scheduled the revolution for next Saturday, come join and help out in it! There will be punch and pie.

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Had a conversation about Valentine's Day with Sarah. The following was discussed over AIM:
Jared: so what are you doing for the evil day tomorrow?
Sarah: ehhhh i'm not so sure just class bball and probably a girls night full of food and chick flicks :)
Jared: i plan on slaughtering a kitten and sacrafice it to the anti-love gods

Bushism: "It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then." -From a 1994 interview, as quoted in First Son, by Bill Minutaglio

Link of the Day: Check out this Russian version of Barbie, one of the most bizzare toys ever. http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/svetlanamain1.htm

Reading on Hygrometer for Humidor: 71%

My work area

Jared's hostile work enviroment Posted by Hello

WHO CAN HONESTLY WORK ON THIS MESS OF A DESK! Change is needed now! Or just another mocha.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Help out now!

My charity Posted by Hello

I have decided to re-start my charity again. I founded The Jared Stene Coffee Grower's Support back in 2003 to help coffee growers everywhere. Now I feel that I need to once again help these people out. Here's how it works, after you give a very generous donation, Jared uses that donation and spends it at one of the sponsored coffee establishments listed in the offical charity logo. It's a win/win situation for everyone! Coffee growers like Juan (pictured in logo) receives the much needed aid and in turn is able to grow more coffee, and charity founders like Jared (also pictured in logo) can enjoy mochas, lattes and other coffee drinks. So please, find it in your heart to help out now, because my caffiene high is wearing down.

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Entered Intro to International Relations Class with Dr. Cook and said "WHOOP WHOOP JARED IN DA HOUSE." Cook stopped his pre- class conversation with a group of students and said "What the hell was that?!" Probably one of the most hilarious/embarassing moments this year at WSU. You can ask Brandon, he witnessed this extreme form of whiteness.

Bushism: "I need to be able to move the right people to the right place at the right time to protect you, and I'm not going to accept a lousy bill out of the United Nations Senate." - South Bend, Indiana; October 31, 2002 The United Nations doesn't have a Senate, for you non-political people.

Link of the Day: http://www.thememoryhole.org

Reading on Hygrometer of Humidor: 74%

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


On the steps of the capital (2/9/05) Posted by Hello

Rally Day 05 turned out to be a fun and successful event. Over 2,000 students from MN state schools showed up in St. Paul to march and rally at the state capital for a freeze on tuition rates. The bill itself (known was H.F. 670) was just introduced in early February and is under going the commitee process. I see did members of the media but I did not notice any air or print time yet on the TV station's websites. Kare 11 at 6 featured another rally at the capital, this was for road construction, the video clip looked liked a bunch of old guys in suits sitting around. It's a shame that more TV media wasn't on hand to feature this tremendous gathering of students. But the fight must go on, and if you happen to read this and are affected by tuition at a state school I strongly urge you to write to your state represenatives and tell him enough is enough and freeze the tuition! If you want to learn more about this you can visit www.tuitionfreeze.org

As a side note, I took over 130 pictures of the march/rally event. Anyone can visit the link below to look at pictures from MOSH Rally and Rally Day 05.

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Colored my Rally Day sign with sharpie markers. I think I got high, it was weird.

Bushism: "I think war is a dangerous place." -Washington, DC; May 7, 2003

Today's Quote from Jared's Roommate, the Nepali named Bishwas: "That is why when someone asks you if you have a girl friend, you ALWAYS say yes." - after telling me a story on how another international student was hit on by a guy.

Link of the Day: http://www.addictinggames.com/miniputt.html This is the game I play when I am very bored. See if you put a 30 like I did.

Reading on Hygrometer on Humidor: 70% (ideal conditions)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

M.O.S.H. It Up!

March On Somsen Hall Rally (2/8/05) Posted by Hello

I attended the MOSH rally today on the steps of Somsen Hall here at Winona State. Can you see me in the picture?! We are pushing for a freeze on tuition for the state of Minnesota. Tomorrow is Rally Day in St. Paul. We are marching to the Captial steps and then holding a rally on the steps and inside the rotunda. Hopefully we'll get some media attention like we did today. Tomorrow look for the guy with the sign that says "PITY THE FOOL WHO RAISES TUITION" and a picture of Mr. T on it, that would be me. If you want to know more you can go to www.tuitionfreeze.org

Monday, February 07, 2005

Crazy Winonan of the Month Award- February

Crazy Ice Cream Man , notice the foreign students on the corner, they agree that this person is indeed, crazy.Posted by Hello

I have created the Crazy Winonan of the Month Award, in order to shed light on crazyness that exists here in the city of Winona. This month I'd like to congratulate this Ice Cream Bike Man. While sitting outside of the Blue Heron coffee house, a couple of my friends and I spotted this man biking down Huff street. At the time it was only 50 degress out, and of course we all know what that means, ice cream! As this man was biking there was also music playing and animal noises that were coming from the ice cream bike. He was wearing a Sponge Bob shirt and sold to one person, who happens to the Crazy Winonan of the Month runner up for February. So congratulations Crazy Ice Cream Man, you deserve it, now can I get a dilly bar?

Today's Exciting But Mundane Activity Jared Did: Sort laundry. I feel a sense of calm while doing laundry. I think its the vapors from the detergent.

Bushism: "Oftentimes, we live in a processed world-you know, people focus on the process and not results." - Washington, DC; May 29, 2003

Link of the Day: www.badgerbadgerbadger.com

Reading on Hygrometer on Humidor: 72%

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Weekend In Pictures- Part 3 of 3

Ocho The Great Posted by Hello

Finally to wrap up my weekend in pictures, we have Ocho the Great. Ocho here is enjoying the sweet aroma of strawberry Swisher Sweets, which is something he enjoyed about every 30 seconds, literally. I was also lucky enough to be explained the sport of rugby by Ocho at 1 in the morning on Friday night. Thank you Ocho, rugby makes sense to me now, see you on the field in April.

Weekend In Pictures- Part 2 of 3

Jared's magic beard finger Posted by Hello

This is a picture from walking back from the Accoustic Cafe on Friday night. Brandon here is being adventerous and growing a beard. As a tool of encouragement, I rubbed his chin beard for good luck. This will result in his beard growing at least 8 inches by the end of this week. Grizzly Adams DID have a beard, and now Brandon will too.