Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Westward Ho!

Rick and I just returned from a fun filled progressive weekend at Camp Wellstone in Rochester, MN. Though there wasn’t much to take pictures of in “Roch”, Rick and I were able to spot some interesting things.

The moment we arrived to our room in the EconoLodge South, Rick became very interested in what Rochester has to offer and decided to pick up Rochester Magazine and discover everything cool they had to offer!Posted by Hello

A giant Corn on the Cob that can be seen from various parts of Rochester. It may look like a water tower, but after close examination it is not.Posted by Hello

I notice this on the way to the University Center, it’s what I call the world’s largest electric scooter used for a very big elderly person.Posted by Hello

Early Sunday morning I was up on the computer while Rick was chillin watching TV when we noticed three large bugs on the wall of our EconoLodge room. So note to my readers: try to avoid the EconoLodge in Rochester, MN!

An artist conception of the unidentified hotel room bug.Posted by Hello

Camp Wellstone was a fun experience where I learned some very useful things that I will most definitely use in the near future. If anyone is interested in campaigns or politics I would recommend trying to catch a camp near you, best way to find out about camps is by signing up on the Wellstone Action email list at www.wellstone.org


On June 30 at approximately 6 pm Red State Penetration Mission 2005 will commence. I will travel 541.57 miles to Dickinson, ND from Woodbury, MN; a place that is in deep in Red State territory. I will document my 8 hour and 5 minute journey on my laptop with pictures and various written entries and try to update SFP & FM from the Dickinson Public Library, which is the only free wireless internet available in Dickinson. Coming off a progressive filled weekend at Camp Wellstone, I am ready to penetrate North Dakota with full force and good aim!

Since parts of North Dakota are not up to date on technology like they are here in Minnesota, I will have to adapt some essential equipment in order to survive and blend in.

North Dakota does not believe in the invention of the automobile, I will have to get around by covered wagon. Good thing for Oregon Trail, or else I would be screwed. This is Abe and I near Jamestown where some random people decided to walk with us.Posted by Hello

The cell phone has not made it out to North Dakota yet so I have to rely on my Morse Phone made by Motorola with service provided by T-Mobile. I'm a bit rusty on my Morse code but I think I should communicate fine. Here is something that I have already learned for ND: .... . .-.. .--. / -- . / -. --- .--Posted by Hello

Let the mission begin! You will (hopefully) hear from me in Dickinson!

Bushism: "We're spending money on clean coal technology. Do you realize we've got 250 million years of coal?" -Washington, D.C., June 8, 2005

Link of the Day: NEWSBREAKERS is a website of a media watchdog group with a mission to disrupt live news broadcasts across the country. Check out some of the things they did, hilarious stuff.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Those Damn Tricky Canadians

In the past few weeks I've noticed some interesting billboards on my daily travels to and from downtown St. Paul. Here's what I am talking about:

"Get Away to Manitoba" billboard in downtown St. PaulPosted by Hello

The billboard wants us to travel to Manitoba, Canada where apparently there are nice beaches. But I'm not fooled by this nasty Canadian trick. So in response I have drafted up this billboard which will one day be placed next to each of these tricky Manitoba billboards.

Travel Arkansas!Posted by Hello

Call the travel agent now and explore the wonderful beaches that Arkansas has to offer! I just ran into a very sun tanned couple at Caribou the other day who just happen to return from exotic Arkansas, they say the moonshine is at its best this time of year, so escape now before the season is done.

In other summer action, my golf game was drastically changed this year while at the driving range for the first time this season. Half way through my bucket of range balls my driver made a hideous noise, after examining the club I realized that it became severely damaged.

The reason I'm not golfing much this season.Posted by Hello

It'll be a while before I can get back out there and find the time to run to the thrift store and find another driver.

This weekend I will be in Rochester attending Camp Wellstone with Rick. I am looking forward to a fun filled weekend of learning how to do things the grassroots way! Woo hoo! Then the following weekend will be the Red State Penetration Mission 2005, where I will be documenting my trip to deep inside the Red State of North Dakota. I've been training rigorously lately on survival and camouflage techniques. Here's a preview of one worse case scenario that might be encountered on the mission:

Something I might run into while in North Dakota.Posted by Hello

More on Red State Penetration Mission 2005 later!

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

Link of the Day: My personal pick for product of the year.

Another Link of the Day: Mug Shots of Famous People

Sam fighting the system! Posted by Hello

He wanted a mocha and got a hot chocolate. Sam doesn't let this aggression stand!

Saturday, June 11, 2005


Oh yeah, I have that blog thing. Maybe I should update it.

Here's another pet peeve I've encounter not too long ago:

Why?Posted by Hello

So this guy decides to raise his truck 4 feet from the ground, and then have normal tires. You're not impressing anyone.

Something else that can't be explained:

Again, why?Posted by Hello

If you're walking the streets of Oakdale, MN at night you must be aware of a new prowler who likes to hang out in trees and attempt to expose himself to people. Please carry pepper spray when walking in Oakdale.

Oakdale's newest sexual prowlerPosted by Hello

After enjoying the new Star Wars film, Tran decided to buy a lightsaber at a thrift store and then bring it to Caribou one Saturday afternoon. Jealous, I then decided to go to Target and buy a lightsaber of my own. Soon battle erupted in the parking lot of Caribou...

Obi-Tran Kentony battling Darth JarediousPosted by Hello

The rumors are true! Fight for Cake Entertainment proudly presents:

Posted by Hello

On July 18 (my birthday) Aaron "The Killer" Korf will take on John "Crazy Legs" Krier in what will for sure be the event of the year. Venue is yet to be determined and finalized, also the date might be moved back as well to the following weekend. But mark your calendars now and make arrangements to attend the biggest event this summer. There are also rumors floating around that Obi-Tran Kentony and Darth Jaredious will have an opening exhibition lightsaber battle before the main event. Stay tuned to Stick Figure Pirates & Flying Monkeys for your Vanilla Rumble updates!

The Jowling Update:

Tran's jowling attempt, modestPosted by Hello

Dunn's jowling attempt, a very good onePosted by Hello

Dan's jowling attempt, decentPosted by Hello

Korf jowling, goodPosted by Hello

John's jowling attempt, scrumtrulescentPosted by Hello

Bushism: "I think younger workers-first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government-promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." -Washington, D.C., May 4, 2005

Link of the Day: One of the worst pictures ever.

No wait, this is one of the worst pictures ever:

Jesse Ventura and GI Joe at the recent BruhahaPosted by Hello