Random n’at

1. Don’t write a Random n’at for a few months and you will have random shooting out of every orifice of your body.

That sounded gross.

You get my meaning though.

2. You know you’re having a fun time with your sisters when you break out into “Onward Christian Soldiers” before falling over laughing.

Just me and my sisters?

I love when Tina Fey is in town. I like to wave dented cans of tomato products under her nostrils and whisper, “The botulism is coming for youuuuuuuuu.”

3. If you love to run, you’ll want to take part in the Genre’s Kids With Cancer 5k Race/Walk taking place on August 18. The proceeds directly benefit kids with cancer and their families via this completely volunteer-run organization of which I am a member of the board.  It’s not just a race, but a whole slew of awesome fun for the whole family including games, raffles, music, entertainment and more.

Details are here! I’ll see you there.

4. “Stop Shooting. We Love You.”

Going to get into more detail with this for the magazine’s site probably, but you go check out Love Front Porch, a project in Homewood, which was coined as “One of America’s Most Violent Neighborhoods.” It really touched my heart, so I’m going to try to interview the artist for the mag. This story is so great, I could have seen Oprah wanting to talk to this young woman.

5. Calvin and Hobbes Tumblr page full of gifs that will make your week. It made mine!

(h/t to all of you that sent it to me!)

6. Men Throwing Rocks With The Other Hand. Dying laughing. The actual The Rock would look like the biggest sissy in the world if he threw a rock with his other hand.

Someone needs to make a NFL Quarterbacks Throwing Footballs With The Other Hand video. Viral shit.

(h/t Butler Woy)

7. Benstonium does it again with this Pittsburgh Steelers/Dark Knight Rises trailer. Chills.

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8. Jamie and Ali are in town together for the first time since the airlift over two years ago. They are working hard to raise some much-needed funds to continue their work in Haiti where they are helping keep families together. The Post-Gazette did a great write-up on them and tonight at Las Velas there is a planning meeting if you’re interested in volunteering to help plan Ti Kanaval which is taking place this fall. Follow @HaitianFam1st on twitter for details!

Also, I’ll be writing up my interview with the girls in which they really delve into the emotions they’ve experienced post-earthquake. It’s quite emotional at times.

9. Tweets that rocked my world recently. You should follow these people:

10. And finally, I have a new column up over at the magazine, this one about the change of heart I’ve had over the last five years when it comes to the Furries.

A snippet:

I finally understood why they do what they do. Sure, there’s some true weirdness that happens in the underbelly of anthropomorphism, and some might take it too far — and there are some suits so odd that you can’t help but think to yourself, This must be what the Muppets look like to each other when they’re tripping on acid.

Man. Muppets on acid. Talk about viral videos.

Have a read!


  1. bucdaddy
    July 30, 2012 12:28 pm

    I don’t eat at Chik-fil-A because the heathens put pickle on a chicken sammich, where pickle never belongs. …

    And yes, I just noticed that “don’t put pickle where pickle never belongs” could be a Chik-fil-A slogan …

  2. Goob
    July 30, 2012 2:06 pm

    I have found, as a general rule, it is simply too risky to eat a meal at a place that treats customers with open comtempt.

  3. Butcher's Dog
    July 30, 2012 2:52 pm

    Would Dented Cans be a good band name? How about if they shared the bill with Tomato Paste? Just wonderin’.

    I don’t eat at Chik-Fil-A because: 1) There aren’t any in my part of the world, 2) When I’m in a part of the world (Myrtle Beach) where they are, there are about a zillion other choices of places for me to eat, and 3) The commercials with the cows are hyper-annoying. And that doesn’t even include pathetic attempts to reproduce bovine spelling.

    Upon further relfection, “Where the Pickle Goes” would be a better band name than either of the other two above.