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Mechanically Repatriated Poultry

Posted on 2008.11.03 at 10:40
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Moby

On the Joomla! page in reference to the RocketTheme template I used for unixspook:

* Fully compatible IE7, IE6, Safari 2+, Firefox 2+, Opera 9+

What does that mean to you? I don't mind admitting that I must be misinterpreting it, because it doesn't work for me. I was overly frustrated by this most of Friday, to the point of distraction. Despite what it says, it doesn't display in IE6 or IE7 currently, furthermore it only renders properly in Opera running in Windows or OSX - not in linux. I did check it in IE6 prior to finishing the site, which means that one or more of my changes have corrupted its ability to be displayed in those browsers. I've started a second, identical installation elsewhere to check myself each step of the way and am so far having no display issues, but at this rate it will take me ages to recreate the site double-checking it at each turn. To further add insult to injury, ubuntu's "Any idiot can upgrade to 8.10" instructions didn't work. Words can not describe how insanely frustrated that makes me. I want those smug fucks to DIE!

My frustration culminated that evening when I unwittingly consumed the exact same recipe of disaster which lead drax0r to wander around my backyard without his pants for half an hour several months ago. I'm smarter than that. Nonetheless I've been hiding all weekend because I've convinced myself I was a tremendous embarrassment to myself, my friends, and the citizens of Anna. Outside of that quickly escalating episode, I had probably my best Halloween ever. I was entirely prepared for my wife's antics and thoroughly enjoyed my children's delight. glodowg and mr_dowg hosted us that evening - the weather was perfect, the conversation fun, the cigar magnificent. The only improvement to the night would've been departing when my wife did...before things got crazy. I need an attachment on the Bowflex which works out the same chest muscles which are sore the day after heaving.

And in a new category I've named, "The Worst Things You Can Put Into Your Body" I nominate the new RaceTrac 'Rollerbite.' While I normally eschew items purchased for consumptions at a gas station, for reasons stated in the above paragraph I felt I required an infusion of protein and purchased this uniquely progressive non-food. The official name is Chipotle & Cheddar Chicken Tender Rollerbite which is how it grabbed my attention. I hope that my experience can be a warning to others who may find themselves in a similar situation. See, unlike those corn or flour filled 'taquitos' you often find decomposing next to the rancid gas-station hot dogs, the Rollerbite is a thick, semi-flaccid cylindrical ingot of previously mechanically separated chicken which appears to have been cooked with steam, and held together with horse bile and artificially-flavored processed cheesefood. The entire meatstick is then rolled in spices and slow cooked under the heatlamps. You've been warned.

And the timechange always reminds me of Captain Janeway: "Time travel. From my first day on the job as captain I promised myself I'd never let myself get caught up in one of these God-forsaken paradoxes. The future's the past, the past is the future. It all gives me a headache."

Having also worked Sunday, I feel like I'm caught in a time loop today.

Also - seriously - its taken me years to find what I was looking for, but I found it in spades: 323 screencaps from the 4th season Star Trek: Voyager episode "Living Witness" in which I was able to give poor mirror-universe-like Captain Janeway a much needed facelift.


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-11-03 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
"The Worst Things You Can Put Into Your Body"

I could write the book on this. Several volumes, actually. *shifty eyes*
ehowton at 2008-11-03 17:31 (UTC) (Link)
"Chapter One: The Early Years"
glodowg at 2008-11-03 17:07 (UTC) (Link)
I don't remember any bad behavior. I remember lots of laughter. Some good drinks and outright stimulating conversation on the differences between Old Testament "Law" and New Testament lack thereof. It was riveting!

I had a wonderful time! Same time same driveway next year?
mr_dowg at 2008-11-03 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
I don't remember any bad behavior either an for once I was the sober one and am able to remember everything clearly :D It was an awesome time, we will just have to make sure that next time we don't have ANY Lucid around to tempt us! Especially after GIN has already been served!

I definitely did not feel 100% on Saturday either and I ended up sick as a dog come Saturday night, high fever, cold sweats and worship to the porcelain god continued throughout the night! Needless to say I had a good b-day yesterday....all we did was sit on the couch and watch Numb3rs ALL day! The only downside was that I felt pretty bad all day long!

Definitely same time, same driveway next year....best Halloween in a long time!
ehowton at 2008-11-03 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
That sounds like the perfect birthday! (Except the part where you felt like ass.)
Happy Birthday
ehowton at 2008-11-03 17:33 (UTC) (Link)
You're very sweet to say so. It was fun changing places with mr_dowg. THE TWO OF US REALLY NEED TO LEARN TO DRINK SMARTER!

And absolutely - that was the most fun I've had on Halloween in a long time. Thank you!
glodowg at 2008-11-03 17:34 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps just trying ONE type cocktail per event would be a good start!
ehowton at 2008-11-03 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Probably. We just get so darned excited to see each other, that dumb stuff happens.
galinda822 at 2008-11-03 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
NO PANTS!!!! Sounds like one hell of an evening.

Nice job on Janeway.
ehowton at 2008-11-03 18:43 (UTC) (Link)
The evening was...memorable. And alternate-universe Janeway looks great! That old one pissed me off everytime I had to use it.
galinda822 at 2008-11-03 19:21 (UTC) (Link)
The evening was...memorable.

What you remember of it anyway? ;)
ehowton at 2008-11-03 19:23 (UTC) (Link)
All I remember is the laughs. All I ever remember is the laughs.
galinda822 at 2008-11-03 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
That's when you know it was a great time!
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ehowton at 2008-11-03 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
OMG dude - I'm not in my 20s anymore. That shit would kill me. But damn, many a Protoss carrier was fueled from an overabundance of !EL TACO!
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ehowton at 2008-11-03 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
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ehowton at 2008-11-04 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
I listen to it on my iPod at work sometimes.
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ehowton at 2008-11-04 13:07 (UTC) (Link)
Very sweet. Show up with a 160GB USB drive & three hours to kill sometime...
ex_crowy at 2008-11-04 01:04 (UTC) (Link)
My frustration culminated that evening when I unwittingly consumed the exact same recipe of disaster which lead drax0r to wander around my backyard without his pants for half an hour several months ago.

It sounds like I missed a hell of a story.
ehowton at 2008-11-04 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
The event in question occurred July 25th, but I think the particulars have only been discussed in comments. It unsettling how often it comes up.
ex_crowy at 2008-11-04 02:01 (UTC) (Link)
I really need to keep up with your blog.
ehowton at 2008-11-04 02:05 (UTC) (Link)
You've been saying that since 2006.
ex_crowy at 2008-11-04 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
I do try. I often read you blog, but fail to post or comment. I am a work in progress. :)
ehowton at 2008-11-04 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
Aren't we all. Worry not your pretty little head about it. Your interaction is always enjoyed, never required.
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