Archive for January, 2008

Kentucky Budget Hotels

January 30th, 2008 at 5:38 pm by Mark
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One nasty little drive-up motel that I stayed at years ago (in Paducah, Kentucky) was the most uninhabitable place I’ve ever seen — so bad, in fact, that the homeless would’ve shunned it.  Combined with one I’d stayed in there before (which seemed to be a haven for women eager to take advantage of Military men), and a few others around the state, I was pretty well put off lodging in Kentucky at all.

Fortunately, over the past while, I’ve realized that it isn’t the norm.  Like most, last night’s cheap hotel was perfectly normal.

I’ve stayed in a helluva lot of hotels and motels throughout my life, and pretty much found that once you get away from the old-school, drive-up motels ala Norman Bates, they’re all pretty much the same.  The rooms are laid out similarly, they all have Cable TV, a coffee maker, an ironing board, a blow dryer, a free pen, etc.  The biggest difference is usually the quality of the linens.

However … The more “budget” the hotel, the more you increase the likelihood of getting a splinter in your ass from the John Wayne toilet paper.

You know, the kind that’s rough, and tough, and won’t take shit off nobody…

Yeah, I Still Don’t Teach

January 26th, 2008 at 12:14 am by Mark
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     As I said before, I don’t teach because the weight of my sarcasm may crush some heads.

     Fortunately, Donnie has continued to teach his “You Suck at Photoshop” course.  Here are all four in all their glory.

     Not only did I laugh my ass off, I actually learned a couple of cool tricks.

     Although, I definitely know how to get rid of a cat better… Umm… Yeah, take that however you want, although, I hear that since I’m a blogger, I’m required to own at least one cat.  I think not.

      Be sure and check out MyDamnChannel for some other bizarre videos.

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Mark Steel Knows How to Smack a Penguin

January 23rd, 2008 at 6:22 pm by Mark
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     A friend of mine e-mailed me this link earlier…

     Think you’re pretty good at smackin’ a penguin?

     Prove it!

     As a man who’s had years of practice smacking the penguin, I found a personal best score of 294 after 10 attempts.  Apparently, you get better the more you play…

     (Ok, seriously, it’s perfectly safe for work … Check it out and post your score!)

     And while we’re at it … if you find something blogworthy that you think we should post about, give us a yell.

Tip: Mushy at .. well .. his blogs.

Why I Don’t Teach…

January 12th, 2008 at 10:06 pm by Mark
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     I don’t teach, not because I have these kinds of problems…

     …but because the weight of my sarcasm may crush some heads.

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…A New Concept for a New Year???

January 9th, 2008 at 11:39 am by Zacque
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Life is short…

So what am I supposed to do about it?

I think the answer can simply be summed up as: live happy, live right, and it will be easy to live your conscience.  Don’t let yourself get stressed out, it’s not worth the effort or the time it takes to do it. 

Praise your sons and daughters, friends and family, co-workers and bosses, when they do something well. If they go against the grain and they do poorly,  don’t be afraid to point out where they made a mistake. In the same token, don’t chastise them while you do it.  They are people too…

I know this is a little hippy for me but life is too short to stay mad and unhappy.  Joke them if they can’t take a…