Comments by Beavis

Total Comments: 225
First Post On: 08/15/2005 10:49 PM
Last Post On: 04/03/2010 01:37 PM
#1) Monday, August 15, 2005
I remember this one time at this horn party, the horn chicks were like, all over Hubcap.

The horn chicks were talking about Hubcap for weeks after that.

Damn, Hubcap was the coolest.

*sigh* The good old days.

#2) Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The last time I "celebrated" my birthday, I received a Happy Birthday Dog Pile from the trumpet section.

That should bring back memories for a few of you.

#3) Friday, September 02, 2005

I was going to comment on the Etch-A-Sketch Animator, but now I'm really depressed.

#4) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Squirrels are asleep at 3:54 am dreaming sweet dreams about acorns.

Perhaps it was a ceiling fan. Do you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom. When the screws on ceiling fans get loose, they can make some wacky sounds.

I once thought I had mice in my attic. I placed tons or poison and traps in my attic to kill them. Several weeks later I decided I should just try tightening all the screws on my ceiling fan.

Of course, the simple, clean, cheap fix was the right one. I sometimes wonder why I try the hard, dirty, expensive fixes first.

#5) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
You keep an audience in your bedroom to applaud your transition into consciousness?

Man you're insecure!

#6) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
...and oh yeah, you've definetly have squirrels in your attic. I'd call an exterminator right away. You don't want the little buggers getting too comfortable in there. Next thing you know....midnight fridge raids.

#7) Wednesday, October 05, 2005
And you notice that is was at 12:22am? That is only two hours away from 2:22! That's just too many twos to be coincidental!

It's gotta be a conspiracy!!!

#8) Thursday, October 06, 2005
I always thought that was a Chia-Toilet. That would be cool to have. You'd never have to clean it. In fact, it would be better if you missed once in a while.

That and Chia-Floor.

#9) Tuesday, October 11, 2005
My clearance paperwork just went in. I hope to beat your time by at least six months. Well see what happens.

And Legos are far better. Once you are done with them, you have a great toy to play with. And if you get bored with it, you can tear it apart and use your imagination and combine it with other Legos to make up new things. Let me see you try that with do-it-yourself furniture!

No, really. Let me see you do that!

#10) Wednesday, October 12, 2005
How did you and me survive eight months together in a dorm room?

Oh yeah! I opened the window in the winter and you put a sweater on...

#11) Thursday, October 13, 2005
1. I cannot keep a philodendron alive. I am the only person I know that cannot keep a philodendron alive. I cannot even spell philodendron on my own. I have copy and pasted your spelling of philodendron for this item. I applaude your ability to spell philodendron. It may not even be the correct way to spell philodendron, but since I don't know any better, I will continue to spell it as philodendron. Perhaps the reason I cannot keep a philodendron alive is because I cannot spell philodendron. Or perhaps it is because I don't remember to water it.

2. I too pull out my old video games on occasion. Actually, I don't pull them out. I emulate them on the PC (but that's besides the point). As I have gotten older, I have gotten much worse at playing them. The last several times I have tried to play The Legend of Zelda, I have not even made it past the third dungeon. I attribute all of this to my inability to see past crappy 8-bit graphics and horrible gameplay (and repatative gameplay I might add). I often wonder how I could have wasted so much of my childhood playing these games. I wonder what I could have accomplished in my life if I hadn't wasted so much time with them.

#12) Friday, October 14, 2005
Hey, thanks. I totally forgot that today was my birthday until I did an ls -al (+1 geek skill) at work this afternoon and saw that some files said Oct 14 next to them. For some reason I thought my birthday was tomorrow.

Ah well. 27 doesn't feel any different that 26......except...wait...I feel.....nevermind, just gas.

(See Anna, that's how you do ellipses!)

Dave and I were just reminicing last night about the pony keg on the trip to WVU. I wonder how many laws I broke doing that?

The front of the bus, the front of the bus, the front of the bus SUCKS!

Oh, and that crazy guy in the trumpet section was named Ed. He was in my rank. He was alot of fun even though he was quite weird.

Probably a good fit for my rank.

Have a good weekend Y'all.

#13) Friday, October 14, 2005
Oh, and don't worry if you forgot my real name. I still have friends to this day that don't know or remember my real name. I've made an effort over the last 10 months to get people to start calling me Dan. I decided it was time to grow up. It's not working well. Mainly because I still don't respond to Dan sometimes.

#14) Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Please! Work it out you two! Think of the poor Sudanese refugees!


Happy B-Day!

#15) Thursday, October 27, 2005
Here's a comment for you all. That picture of Glen Close is hideous!

Then again, Glen Close is hideous!

Hideous is one of those words that I always feel I am spelling wrong and have to look up to reassure myself that I am spelling it right.

#16) Friday, November 04, 2005
I would assume in Finale 2006, they have devised a plugin that reads your mind and automatically transcribes exactly what you are thinking?

If not, why Finale 2006?

I think the marketing tagline for Finale 2007 should be "This version lets you write music, just like the last five versions!"

Of course, my open and honest idea of marketing is why I'm an engineer.

#17) Monday, November 07, 2005
I like trying new things. Tonight I will be trying a new brand of frozen pepperoni pizza. While I was in the freezer section trying to decide on which one, I thought I might try something other than pepperoni, but decided that would just be too much newness for me in one shot.

#18) Monday, November 07, 2005
Initial results are in. Fruchetta Brick Oven Pizza gets 4 stars for taste, 1-1/2 stars for texture.

I will cook the next one according to the crispy directions.

Tomorrow will also be the cold-pizza review of tonight's sample. I'll let you know how it goes.

However, at $5 per pizza, it may not remain on my list for very long. I may have to go back to making my own pizzas.

(Why you ask? Because, apparently, I live in the pizza dead-zone. Four pizza places within 10 miles of me, and none will deliver. Somehow, I feel my rights as an American have been violated. I should sue.)

#19) Tuesday, November 08, 2005
What's really effective is to roll your head around in one big circle while keeping you eyes sqarely fixed on the person when you say "oh no u dinant".

That really completes the whole "big-fat-pissed-off-black-woman" routine.

#20) Thursday, November 10, 2005
I noticed that Canada was number two on the list, yet you neglected to mention them.

Why do you hate Canadians!?

#21) Thursday, November 10, 2005
Yes, Canada is in North America, but not the real North America. They are too far north to be in the Real North America. They are really in North North America.

#22) Friday, November 11, 2005
Would you be willing to go to war if a terrorist was sitting on your front lawn littering?

Sometimes you just got to chip your buck oh-five. Freedom costs a buck oh-five.

#23) Monday, November 14, 2005
I bet if you place your 1 cubic inch of poting soil near your kitchen sink, you could call it waterfront and get $2 for it!

You just aren't the entrepreneur that I am!

#24) Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I think Mr. Hazzard is a great name for a middle school shop teacher.

#25) Monday, November 14, 2005
No, the property is going for $3.31 per square inch. You missed a few zeros.

Not considering the land, the house is going for $3,289 per square FOOT! That's almost $23 per square inch.

I hope it has one hell of a nice swimming pool for that price.

#26) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Is that 33cm reach BEYOND your toes? Your a freak Brian!

#27) Friday, December 02, 2005

My basement flooded this past weekend so I have already had the pirate experiance of bailing out the lower decks. That's enough pirate adventure for my lifetime.

#28) Friday, December 09, 2005
Was she a flag back in middle school band too?


#29) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Please explain to me the laws of physics or the poor construction methods of modern vehicles that should prevent me from driving 90 miles an hour down an straight, empty Texas highway...

#30) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
I must be one of those 99% of people that isn't responsible enough to make decisions for myself or live my own life. Oh if only the government would do it for me, I'd be so much better off....

#31) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Drive in India sometime. you'll understand agressive driving then.

Those little f'ers will drive on the wrong side of the road to get around a traffic jam.


#32) Monday, December 19, 2005
Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one keeping a VT Photocopy card around. Mine still has $4 on it. There's no way I can throw it away with that much still on it. At least I keep mine in my wallet in case I ever need to make a copy while I'm in the Burg.

And yes, I still remember Egghead. I may still have my discount card for them too.

#33) Wednesday, December 21, 2005
You forgot the rule about attempting to park on top of the 6 foot pile of snow even when driving a 2WD car. Those are my favortites.

Just because you see me backing out of a spot on top of a mountain of snow does not mean your Acura is capable of the same feats.

And no, I will not help you get your vehicle down off the pile even though I do have a winch which could do it. Have a merry Christmas.

#34) Thursday, December 22, 2005
Yeah, I believe the little retard is right, that is the BC game. Sun down was near the end of the game. I believe we also crushed BC in that game.

I think that is the picture that they abused for the VT MasterCard as well.

#35) Sunday, December 25, 2005
Damn Uri! That picture is all sorts of F'd up.

It would really drive me to drink. If I weren't drinking already.

Eggnog and brandy. Tasty.

Merry Christmas!

#36) Sunday, December 25, 2005
No, the other paw. Is that a studded leather collar?

And nice llama head on the mantle.

#37) Monday, January 02, 2006
I distinctly recall staying the night in a hotel room after the Orange Bowl. I distinctly remember this because I did all my drinking the night BEFORE New Year's on that trip. I wasn't a very smart freshman.

Oh, and I'd hardly call them cheap. We had four days in Miami around New Years. Nothing cheap about that.

Turn the bus ain't got no green card!

Ever since that trip, I have a seething hate of Gloria Estefan.

#38) Friday, January 06, 2006
I don't recall ever seeing a no left turn sign on a merge lane going onto a highway in the state of Maryland.

Perhaps Marylanders are just far superior drivers.

Or perhaps we don't give a rat's ass if someone trys that little stunt.

Or perhaps I can't see the sign blur by as I descend on the highway at 90 MPH.

I am after all, a superior Maryland driver with the ability to weave in and out of traffic at high speed.

#39) Friday, January 06, 2006
Oh, and what Chompy said...

I'm both sad and happy at the same time because of this.

#40) Friday, January 06, 2006
Sean Glennon -> Cory Holt -> Grant Throckmorton -> Ike "Kick the Baby" Whitaker - > Greg Boone

Any questions?

It's nice to see we have some depth at that position.

#41) Monday, January 09, 2006
Wasn't Ring of Fire the trumpet section theme song in 98?

#42) Tuesday, January 10, 2006

#43) Wednesday, January 11, 2006

#44) Wednesday, January 11, 2006
What I lack in creativity, I make up for in repettivity.


#45) Wednesday, January 11, 2006
9x9 sudoku only? Are we writing a program for elegance or will any program do? Just brute force it. It's only 9!x9! combinations possible, and when you start out with a few starting positions, I'm sure that number comes way down. And a few more easy rules to get started....oh wait, I'm sounding like acomputer geek...why would you want to write a program to do that?


#46) Friday, January 13, 2006

Are you sure they're not trying to look around Ted Kennedy's head? I would presume that he was silent at that moment, or everyone would have quizzical look on their face.

#47) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
All I got out of that review is that you think some dude you were sitting near is hot.


Totally Gay.

#48) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Cold is being on top of Mt. Killington when the air temperature is zero and the windchill is minus fifty.

With that said, I'll take skiing in that or ice hockey any day over outdoor summer sports.

You can always pile on more clothing. You can only take so much off before they call it indecent exposure and sic the police on you.

#49) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Seriously though, if you ever do decide to try skiing, go to a slope north of Pennsylvania or west of the Mississippi.

#50) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Wait! I could have gotten a $500,000 government grant for "inventing" a centrifugue?

#51) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Except $700 million poorer...

#52) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
No, no. The goverment will waste money on anything these days. I say it's just a normal centrifuge.

#53) Monday, January 23, 2006
I find that Cherry Nyquil tastes just like Josta soda....

..or is it that Josta soda tastes just like Cherry Nyquil?

I guess I'll have to go sample some of both to remember.

#54) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
As I recall, you slept for 4 of every 5 hours during the trip from the burg to NoVa.

And how come I don't get a "" in the middle of my name?

I feel left out.

#55) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I'll remember that in case I ever need to subdue you.

#56) Wednesday, January 25, 2006
My remedy suggestion:

Four shots of whiskey just before bedtime. you'll not notice the tickle at all.

Or, for the "Asian of Contagion", maybe two shots of whiskey...

#57) Friday, January 27, 2006
That's the best use of "The Count" in a long time. Thanks Kelley.

#58) Monday, January 30, 2006
Right on sistah!

All frozen pizza (the culinary experience that they are) should be made in the oven. Only then can one appreciate the fine cheeses, lucious dough, magnificent toppings....oh wait, frozen pizza?


#59) Tuesday, January 31, 2006
If we could make hottie clones, even I would support stem cell research.

I call dibs on JessicaAlba472!


#60) Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Although your leap-day code may be working (well find out for sure in the year 2008), your code to display-previous-days-this-week-even-though -they-may-be-in-last-month code seems to forget how many posts there were on those days.

#61) Thursday, February 09, 2006
How bout those Bach 7E mouthpieces Kelley?


Easily my favorite mouthpiece of all time.

#62) Friday, February 10, 2006
If you want an example of a 400-sqft living space, the IKEA in College Park, MD has the "complete euro-hippie" house setup. Go upstairs, follow the conformist path to IKEA goodness until it makes a hard right hand turn into the kitchen furniture section. At that turn, there is a little cubbyhole setup. Sit down in there and try to imagine that you live there every single day.

#63) Thursday, February 09, 2006
And one time, in band camp....

#64) Friday, February 10, 2006
Why do I need a blog when I can just post a comment here everyday?

#65) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I still eat bologna sandwiches for lunch everyday. However, I now place a slice of Cotto Salami and a slice of the cheese du week on each sandwich.

There's nothing better that 3/4 lbs. meat sandwiches that cost under $1 to make.

And why, in a whole year of living together, did you not tell me about the all you can eat bacon at Schultz???

#66) Tuesday, February 28, 2006
What kind of special effects did War of the Worlds have besides making Tom Cruise appear to be an average guy?


#67) Monday, March 06, 2006
Did anyone else notice that Kiera Knightly and Jack Nicholson were seated next to each other?

I wonder what the two of them talked about all night.

#68) Monday, March 06, 2006
Everytime I think of Team America, I think of Matt Damon.

Maaaattt Daaaamon!


#69) Friday, March 10, 2006
I just finished cleaning my garage enough to get my Jeep in. It's almost spring and that means I need the emergency space for the Jeep in case the top is down and it starts to rain.

Anyhow, while cleaning, I found my bowling ball which I have owned since 1997. I remember going to Squires every Tuesday and playing three games ($0.75 before noon).

I haven't used the ball since then. I have no excuse as I have two bowling establishments within six miles of my house.

Let me know when bowling night is and I will travel the excesive miles to join you.

#70) Friday, March 10, 2006
In my senior year AP English class, we read Hamlet as a play because the teacher had no lesson plan. It took us a full quarter to read through it aloud. This is AP mind you.

Nowadays, I can read through Hamlet in three sittings.

I suspect that I and all my high school senior bretheren (and sisteren) were illiterate.

#71) Friday, March 10, 2006
I have a friend named Thor. That's his real name. He actually looks like a Thor too.

#72) Friday, March 10, 2006
Hey, Beavis JACKPOT!!!!



#73) Monday, March 13, 2006
Mmmmm.... Bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme. All they need to do is batter dip it and deep fry it. Then they can sell them at the Texas State Fair.


#74) Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I just threw away my Construx last year. My parents asked me to get all my crap out of their basement (I don't understand why as it is still full of their crap). As Construx are far inferior to modern day Lego Technics, I threw the Construx away.

#75) Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Anna, though you may look like a cross between Chelsea Clinton and "The Rock", let me be the first to say, your butt is not as big as Mariah Carey's.

And wow Brian, I never noticed, but you do have Carl Sagan's nose. I guess that's why your so smart.

#76) Thursday, March 16, 2006
Hey, you got both Wilsons in there. It sure to be a bit hit now!

#77) Friday, March 17, 2006
Paige has lived in Texas how long???

She should know Spanish by now!

#78) Monday, March 20, 2006
Chick Corea is a Scientologist?!?!

I'm going to melt every last Corea LP I have right now!

#79) Monday, March 27, 2006
There's a Pico iPod? Somehow I doubt they will continue with this naming scheme as the marketing or the Femto iPod will be quite difficult. Maybe they should just skip a few and go straight to the Zepto iPod. I might buy something named Zepto.

#80) Thursday, March 30, 2006
Bloody right chaps!

#81) Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Let me say that anyone who willingly sets their tab stop to 4 spaces has never worked at a VT100 terminal connected via 2400 baud serial to a target.

Two spaces per tab stop! This I demand or I fail you.

#82) Tuesday, April 04, 2006
On a slightly funnier note, I suggest you comment your code in proper Indian-English. It will be much easier for your grader to parse.

And no wise-ass remarks about slushies.


#83) Thursday, April 06, 2006
Tom Jones and The Cardigans did a duet of Burning Down The House on Tom Jones Reloaded that was great!

But then again I'm a closet Tom Jones fan.

OK, I guess I'm out of the closet now on that.

#84) Thursday, April 06, 2006
Thank you Rob. I just spewed Dr. Pepper out my nose onto my monitor.

#85) Thursday, April 06, 2006
Hey Brian, did Mancini have a rendition of Barry Manilow's Mandy? That would rock out! Or maybe that would be too seventies for a "Pops" CD?

#86) Monday, April 10, 2006
My Jeep has lots of woodchips stuck to the back carpet.

Does that make me a hamster?

#87) Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I'm glad I contributed in some small way to the World's Largest Pep Band Book. (May God have mercy on my soul).

I want royalties!!!!

#88) Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I see how it is..."All us'n Virginians"! Don't invite the Marylander bowling. We don't want his kind around...

Well hmmmpht to you too!


#89) Thursday, April 27, 2006
You should have gone out there and started teaching them the finer points of the "Musical Rumble". I'm sure if you can find a few Italian kids to mix in with the Hispanics, they'll be quite good.

#90) Monday, May 01, 2006
Where are all the Chase CDs?

#91) Tuesday, May 02, 2006
12 hours of Manilow, Diamond, and Denver for our road trips. If we were really good, Mom would pop in the Simon & Garfunkel 8-tracks.


#92) Thursday, May 04, 2006
There is a station in Dallas that does mixups. They overlap about 10 seconds of four songs together. Very tough.

#93) Tuesday, May 09, 2006
In all my years at Tech. I never once set foot inside of a Math Emporium.

#94) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I agree with your assessment of Nina Persson's voice.

And what the hell is Manky? Damn foreigners!

#95) Thursday, May 11, 2006
The best thing is...even after listening to the EZ Clip version of #9, I still couldn't name the tune.

Wow! Five whole dollars! That's like $0.10 per hour for all my effort!


#96) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
So why didn't you just say Yucky then? You people are so backwards.

#97) Thursday, May 11, 2006
I can't believe I missed Bon Jovi. I must have listened to 20 hours of hair bands this past week trying to figure out what it was.

#98) Thursday, May 11, 2006
From the land that brought us ChumbaWumba.....

#99) Monday, May 15, 2006
Thank you for the pictures and their captions.

What was today's article about?

#100) Monday, May 15, 2006
Yeah, god forbid that the people that work 60 hours a week for 40 hours worth of pay get promoted over the people that work 20 hours a week for 40 hours of pay. I mean, that would be rediculous.

#101) Monday, May 15, 2006
Hey! Shouldn't you all be at work!


#102) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I assume by this:

"Steadily, but not vigorously stir the pot with one hand while you continously pour (drop) the egg around the outside."

You actually meant:

"Steadily, but not vigorously stir the pot with one hand while you continously pour (drop) the egg inside the pot near the outside edge."

Subtle, but oh so important.

#103) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
And I vote for French Onion soup next!

#104) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
There's nothing wrong with creamed corn, although I'll admit my mothers homemade is way better than the stuff out of the can.

I still want to know how they get ALL of the silk off the corn before they put it in the can.

#105) Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I've had a crush on Alyssa Milano ever since she was on Who's The Boss? That was like 20 years ago. You would think the crush wuold have worn off by now, but no....alas.

#106) Tuesday, May 23, 2006
I had three wisom teeth extracted two days before going to Tech for my freshman year band camp. It in no way affected my embouchure. The pain killers made it that much easier to play rediculously loud and high.

Heh heh. High.

#107) Friday, May 26, 2006
I may actually cause three people to leave the state of Virginia at the same time this weekend.

I hope the state can manage without its tax base for a while.

#108) Tuesday, May 30, 2006
So you spent the evening watching The 4400 rather than spending quality time at my party? I'll try not to ruin it for you with spoilers, but here's a description of what you missed.

The burgers were tasty and right on the mark for doneness. People drank and ate for 8 hours. Noone got food poisoning. And Dave died in a horrbile mishap with the tiki torches....

OOoo. I guess that was a spoiler. Nevermind.

That's OK, it's already rumored that he will be back for the next party.

#109) Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Dave has always had burger approval rights in his contract. He was demanding more bacon for next season so I quickly wrote him out. I relented after ratings went down though.

#110) Monday, June 05, 2006
Does the bacon cooking gadget make the bacon end up with a crease in it, or is it possible to lay the bacon out flat again after cooking?

Although, I have to say, when time is plentiful, I enjoy cooking bacon. There's something about the sense of mild danger when cooking with a pan full of scalding hot pork fat that really helps to get the day started.

Yeah, and Phillip, my Dad just had quadruple bypass surgery last week, so have some bacon in his honor. Cause he won't be having any time soon!


#111) Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Wow. Cat pictures. Great.

#112) Friday, June 09, 2006
Windows Drivers. If that doesn't blow your mind, try Windows Filesystem Filters.


#113) Monday, June 12, 2006
I proudly admit to never having watched a single episode of Alias or Lost.

#114) Wednesday, June 14, 2006
For fun, someday, you should mow your yard in a spiral starting from the center. When you get to the borders, just start overlapping until you get to an unmowed area where you can continue the pattern.

This only works in relatively square yards that are roughly flat and lush.

For added fun, offset your spiral center in the yard.

Then go upstairs and look out the window and enjoy.

#115) Thursday, June 15, 2006
Ms. Vickie's Potato Chips come in a variety pack of plain, BBQ, and Jalepeno. All are quite tasty. The 36 pack also costs $0.33 less than similar Frito-Lay products. A win-win combination.

#116) Monday, June 19, 2006
That window should be getting a good weatherproof testing right now.

#117) Tuesday, June 27, 2006
That's sort of like me starting AB.

But AB is still spreading.

#118) Tuesday, June 27, 2006
After Beavis? Ask Bohannon. He knows all about it.

#119) Thursday, July 06, 2006
Who's this Dan you talk about?

#120) Monday, July 10, 2006
Even after five days, the BUsha picture is still disturbing.

Good job on that!

#121) Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I take every opportunity I can to argue with Rachel. I blame her for my lack of anit-anti-American rants as of late.

Damn foreigners!

(They should all learn English.)


#122) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
What was up with the Uri!Zone 11.0 last night? Was it already tired and needing a break?

#123) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Mmmm....Salty Oats.

I am going to the beach this weekend. Rehoboth to be specific. This is my family's choice of vacation since as long as I can remember. I suspect that I am now one of the old timers who grip about the town not being the way it used to be.

I suspect though that I will not mind and still manage to have a good time.

Mainly because I will be with friends and not at work.

I suspect that if I could convince my friends to come out here to the "sticks" for several days straight, I could have just as much of a good time at home.

However, noone should ever consider my house a vacation destination.

#124) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I believe it is all the same ocean.

#125) Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I tend to think new humans become socially acceptable to display in public once they are house broken and can form complete sentences.

Prior to that, they are no different than a parrot minus the attractive plumage and should be treated as such.

#126) Monday, August 14, 2006
It makes perfect sense. They close down at midnight Saturday night (which is actually midnight Sunday morning, but well let them slide on that common mistake). They then reopen on Sunday at 6am.

Presumably they close down to get a little cleaning and restocking done. But since they have to do this the other six days of the week, it is more likely that they close down for six hours so their frozen turkey bowling league can go unseen.

They advertise themselves as 24 hours a day. Not 7 days a week. I see no problem with such subterfuge. In fact, I encourage it. Anyone who feels the need to do their grocery shopping at 4am Sunday morning deserves to pull up to the store and yank on the locked door.

#127) Monday, August 14, 2006
I recall doing some 2am grocery shopping at Kroger during college. But in my defense, it was a weeknight and I was pulling an all nighter.

At 4am Sunday morning, the only place you're allowed to go to is IHOP.

#128) Monday, August 14, 2006
How do you know your cats don't sit there all night watching you?

#129) Friday, August 18, 2006
What kind of bike are you planning on buying for $540 a year?

I couldn't even get my moutain bike for that little and I have to peddle that POS.


#130) Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I would also surmise that if this guy is such a hard core gamer and more interested in the story than actually playing a game, then his attention span is too short to spend more than a few days cheating at a game. With that said, at $45-$70 a game (I assume that is what they cost, I haven't bought one in several years), he can't be bothered to actually pay for the games either. He is probably stealing the games too. Someone that cares should look into that angle.

(Note, I didn't actually need the parenthesis around stealing, but felt it balanced out the two sets of parenthesis earlier in my post).

#131) Monday, September 18, 2006
I once started writing a composition in high school. It was during my Spanish phase. I was well into it before I realized it sounded like the perverted love child of Chick Corea and Maynard Ferguson (and believe me, that love child would be a pervert!) I dropped it and have never looked back.

What a waste of $500 that Finale was. I was so much better off just "borrowing" your copy B.


#132) Monday, September 18, 2006
If you would dress like Maynard Ferguson for that performance Kelley, I would pay to see it!

#133) Thursday, September 21, 2006
He's gone straight from high school to "the rest of life without a chance for sex" without the four years of casual sex with semi-hot co-eds in between.

Nice move dumbass.

#134) Friday, October 13, 2006
I always thought that The Exorcist was the scariest movie from my youth?

And yay me! 28! Woot!

#135) Monday, November 06, 2006
Just to clarify my only remaining question regarding your eminent election:

What exactly will you be representing?

#136) Monday, November 06, 2006

#137) Monday, November 27, 2006
Kraft mac n cheese is also quite excellent when made with sour cream instead of milk. It is also an excellent way to gain weight quickly.

#138) Thursday, November 30, 2006
I will note that next month will also be a perfect cube. It's hipper to be a cube! (If hipper were a word).

#139) Thursday, November 30, 2006
Double Beavis! How many points is that worth on the slot machine?

#140) Thursday, December 07, 2006
There are at least six functional elevators in the west side expansion of Lane Stadium, so your cow will get worn out climbing all of the stairs.

There, now she won't need Sunday off!

#141) Friday, December 08, 2006
Heh said morass....

#142) Friday, January 05, 2007
God created bars so you could watch football even when you don't get the channel at home.

Try'em out!

#143) Friday, January 05, 2007
Four out of five of the BCS games are complete and the fifth is not on until Monday. you'll have to find something else to tune your new TV to this weekend.

#144) Tuesday, January 09, 2007
LISTEN - British accents are sexy only until you see the teeth that they flew past.

LEARN - That the only reason 74% of all threats against federal employees are against IRS employees is because USPS employees are no longer classified as federal employees by the FBI.

(Acronym Trifecta!)

LISTEN - The title of the song with Anna's melody should be "The Legend of Zelda, A Link To The Jazz Club".

#145) Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I think you should do your blog in the style of a choose your own adventure novel for a while. And no matter what choices we the readers make of the course of several weeks, at the end, we end up dying.

#146) Friday, January 19, 2007
The human tounge can gain a tolerance to spicy foods in much the same way that a human liver can gain a tolerance for alcohol. Unfortunatly, the human anus never develops a tolerance to spicy poop.

(Heh heh, I just mentioned the tounge, liver, and anus in the same paragraph...heh heh!)

#147) Tuesday, January 23, 2007
WTF is Chris Li wearing a tie to poker night? Was this covered on ESPN 8 "The Ocho" and my TiVo forgot to record it?

#148) Wednesday, January 31, 2007
So, I hear that you can now get to lvl70 on WoW.

Sorry dude. Try harder.

#149) Monday, February 05, 2007
I vote for CARAMEL bannisters and a MILK CHOCOLATE accent stipe for the wall. If you can fit a ROASTED PEANUT color in there somewhere maybe you can tie down a sponsorship from M&M Mars to get the rest of your house painted in snack food theme colors.

#150) Monday, February 05, 2007
I don't know about the rest of the week, but I bet you visit Popeyes at least once for lunch in you week off.

#151) Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I like your incorporation of the Eclipse System 3 bookshelf aquarium into today's post.

#152) Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Third one looks like an offshore atomic weapons test. Just sayin....

#153) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wow! One on my first pass. This is harsh. Two are driving me crazy because I feel I should know them. The others I have absolutely no idea about.

I think the winner will get four right.

#154) Thursday, March 15, 2007
Every possible melody and every possible chord progession has alredy been written. Don't believe me? Just look it up in the book of Bach Chorals. Seriously, there are only so many possible combinations or notes and rhythms, and with millions of people spewing out music, I'm sure we've heard them all.

#155) Monday, March 26, 2007
So, now I'm imagining all the readers sitting around without their pants on.....

#156) Monday, March 26, 2007
And that Probability and Statistics for Electrical Engineers (and Computer Engineers and Computer Scientists) was a load of CRAP! There wasn't a single problem that was tailored to my degree. Not one mention of a computer or an electron. All it was, was an attempt to get all of us idiots that didn't care about real math out so we wouldn't screw up the grading curves. I won't mention which way we would have screw them up. I'll leave that to the reader....

#157) Monday, April 02, 2007
Perhaps your home insurance agent is a secret reader of the Uri! Zone?

#158) Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I find it interesting that you mention a Nude Gay Pride Parade in a post about Rehoboth Beach.

Little San Fransico indeed!

#159) Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Ha ha! I still have a half used bottle of that after shave too. Somehow I've toted it along all these years thinking I may still get some use out of it. Too bad I grew a beard.

#160) Monday, June 25, 2007
As a side note, Debbie Hall was married off this weekend as well. I would post you all a picture, but for the first time in my life I didn't take a camera to a social event.

To all the happy newlyweds, congratulations!

#161) Thursday, July 12, 2007
Liza, Bill and Ted sounds like a great movie if only they could get Keanu Reeves to sign on.


Wild Stalyons Rule!

#162) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Thanks for making the site not work in Firefox and making me use Internet Explorer. I hope your stock in Microsoft is doing well.

#163) Monday, August 06, 2007
Ah, the day of the 120 lbs. CO2 missile. That same day, I marched in a homecoming parade, had a bungee cord (that was not doing a good job of holding a CO2 missile in its place) snap and slice the back of my hand open, and oh yeah, we lost to Temple. Generally speaking, a bad day. I hate parades.

#164) Friday, August 17, 2007
Good thing you aren't going to a real beach. Then you would have to have some real fun on your real time off.

#165) Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Jimmies and Dogfishhead, the two best things in Delaware!

#166) Wednesday, October 17, 2007
STAT 4714 was segregated so that the EE/CpE/CS crowd wouldn't dumb down the course for the other people that actually cared about it.

Was CS 3724 taught by Col. Sanders when you took it?

CS 1044 was the only CS course I took where I actually learned something that I still use today in my job. I only took two EE/CpE classes where I learned something I still use today. I learned nothing of value from any other department. That to me says that CS is the 2nd most important department at Tech. My logic must be flawed somehow.


#167) Wednesday, October 17, 2007
You see heruh! I say that submit button down thar looks finger lickin good!

#168) Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Actually, I'm just impressed that you took the time to dig up his photo.

Can you change my picture to be him for a while?


Not really, just kidding.

#169) Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I've had the pleasure of handling both hand woven core memory (1K) and machine woven core memory (4K). All I can say is 360K! Yikes! I bet that weighed almost as much as a small car.

#170) Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I prefer to think that Randy Bird could pass as a very white you.

Mercifully, I don't appear in the background of any of those pictures. No need to thank me ya'all.

#171) Monday, November 26, 2007
November 1997: I was probably driving you back to NoVa on my way to my parents house for Thanksgiving. Not that you would remember since you slept 99% of the trip.

#172) Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Yeah, gotta say the WoW reference was nice!

#173) Tuesday, January 29, 2008
For what it's worth, I think the Metro is smelly.

#174) Friday, February 08, 2008
Just on a whim, I looked up Plinkette to see how the ol gal stacks up. I was amazed to see that there are two other people in the world who would name their toon Plinkette. Or else you have two more Plinkettes in other realms. How many Plinkettes do you have?

#175) Monday, February 11, 2008
I spent all Saturday rearranging my garage. I needed full access to the entire back wall of the garage so that I could tear out the work bench and all the drywall. This is all in preparation to re-frame the back wall prior to putting the addition on the back of the garage.

I too got very excited the first time I walked into the garage on Sunday and saw everything had changed. You're right about how quickly we can forget what we have done.

I'll come help rearrange the nursery if you come over to help me rip out drywall.

#176) Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I would like to see my tax dollars spent teaching young Americans that there is not a dark side of the moon, only a far side.

#177) Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Yeah, no point in having them clean four teeth that are just going to be ripped out in a month or two....

#178) Thursday, February 28, 2008
Ummm... bands that are famous in third world nations don't count...

#179) Thursday, February 28, 2008
Oh, and I think you meant that I missed #4. I named it Hot. Is that the name of the album? I didn't even try to answer #7.

#180) Thursday, February 28, 2008
You can't imagine how much time I wasted trying to get #9. I listened to just about every song from every group I could think of that was known for two guitars. You know what kind of hell I went through by listening to that much Queensryche?

#181) Thursday, February 28, 2008
Yes, I know. That makes me more ashamed that I didn't recognize it. It's not like I don't watch that movie a dozen times a year...

#182) Monday, March 10, 2008
..."or shatter the dreams of the one's who thought that being Drum Major would get them lots of women (it does not)"

Wait! Wha?? NOOOOO!!!!!!


#183) Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh, you're back. Yay!

Seriously though, I hope you all had a good time. Now go wash the Euro-stink off of you and get back to work. You're an American dammit!

#184) Monday, May 05, 2008
You need some World of Warcraft goals too.

#185) Friday, May 09, 2008
Ah, t'wer only I was an EE, BU, I'd immediately get on that for you. But alas, as a lowly CpE, I will have to make a half-hearted attempt at doing that in software alone. I'll use assembly though to make it look like it will work if only I can figure out that one last bug...

#186) Monday, June 16, 2008
WOW! Tops damage and tops healing all while going "woo woo!!!". I'm impressed.

You play that game way too much!

#187) Monday, June 23, 2008
They probably saw all the wildlife because the fat boy scout troop was ahead of them on the trail dropping their foods all over the place. And they were fat so the bears came out to take a look too.

#188) Thursday, June 26, 2008
I know I wouldn't have used that time for anything useful...

369 fishing skill baby!!!

#189) Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Perhaps you can start a new weekly feature on the site where you update everyone on your more recent bowel movements?

#190) Monday, August 04, 2008
Nice site. You should sell the source code for the site online and make like, $10 for the next name that tune contest prize! Hey, NAME-THAT-TUNE-CONTEST!!! Seriously. Soon. Right?

#191) Monday, August 04, 2008
Are you serious? 190 comments? Jesus, I need to get a life!

#192) Monday, August 04, 2008
First note of the song only. All songs start with a solitary snare hit. That should make it challenging enough.

#193) Tuesday, August 12, 2008
What's the motivation for the office change? Just the nice view?

#194) Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"all pieces will be the same mulatto colouring, with sides determined based on ability" How will you know which pieces can jump higher and move faster if they are all the same color? =)

#195) Friday, August 29, 2008
Just an aside. They no longer use pressure switches for traffic control. That ended about 30 years ago. Since then, they have been using Hall Effect sensors in the road. Essentially, just a big loop of wire. They are much less prone to breaking. So the guy probably did trip the sensor. But he is still a giant douche for stopping in the middle of the intersection.

#196) Friday, September 05, 2008
I spent many a day trying to figure out how you managed to wake up on time when I roomed with you. I never did here that damn watch of yours beep. I on the other hand have no problem smacking the snooze button on the world's most annoying alarm clock even when it is placed across the room. I'm still amazed that I can sleep through an hour-and-a-half of snooze alarms and not remember getting up to hit the snooze button.

#197) Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I'm waiting for some one to make a home shredded that can shred a whole hard drive. Until then, I will continue with the sledge hammer.

#198) Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Lactose-intolerance fart jokes are funny until you are stuck in a van with Debbie Hall after she has a milk shake.

#199) Thursday, October 02, 2008 Apparently I was sharing a room with David Nizamoff, Craig Berman, and Chris Farrell in New Orleans (1999). Scratch Craig off that list and that pretty much is still they way it is nine years later at every home football game. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

#200) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
People wasting time at the gas pump getting those last few drops in. Its not like they aren't going to be near a gas station in a few days when their tank starts getting low.

#201) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Do you pay in nickles?

#202) Monday, December 22, 2008
I like money and random number generators. Tell your random number generator I'll be her friend if she picks me.

#203) Monday, January 05, 2009
Becca's new avatar makes me think that Virginia Tech is a dangerous place with lots of flying corrosive chemicals, thus necessitating the need to wear eye protection at all times. Or perhaps that is just to keep the state required 75% of Virginia resident students from poking their eyes out with the compass from the freshman engineering kit.

#204) Monday, January 05, 2009
Oooo... And look! My avatar grew a beard and pulled his shirt down off his head! Me likey.

#205) Monday, January 26, 2009
Actually, our main sequence star we call The Sun will eventually turn into a red giant and consume the inner planets in a fiery inferno that boils off all our atmosphere. The liberals will of course blame this on CO2 levels as the result of mankind's dependence on fossil fuels whilst holding a press conference from Al Gore's Head's palace on Europa as the outside temperature drops to 80 below.

#206) Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So what are the odds that they let CS majors into the Prob & Stat for Engineers course? Display it as a Poisson distribution.

#207) Friday, February 13, 2009
I pity you fool!

#208) Thursday, February 26, 2009
Whether or not she has any armor on, I hope that Night Elf has some melee stats or else she's gonna have a tough time with that Mana Wyrm. Heh heh! Mana Wyrm!

#209) Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Your city councilman looks like he should be a local TV news anchor...

#210) Thursday, March 26, 2009
I'll do the dance, but I will absolutely NOT wear a cape!

#211) Thursday, April 09, 2009
I know Hokie Man. I will suggest this to him the next time I see him. I expect the asking price to be a bit higher though. Hokie Man has his standards to keep, you know?

#212) Monday, April 13, 2009
You need to implement the Uri! Zone achievement system so people can feel like they accomplished something when they hit those commenting milestones!

#213) Thursday, April 30, 2009
A 'B-' for season one eh? Boy are you in for a surprise in about a season. How low does your grading system go?

#214) Monday, June 01, 2009
Drank beer at the beach. Success!

#215) Thursday, June 11, 2009
I cried inside the day those black t-shirts arrived. What a horrible print job. The original artwork was actually pretty nice. I spent a lot of the summer of '98 working on that image too. Oh well.

#216) Monday, June 15, 2009
Annual beach week/end. This is where I rent my parents' beach house in Rehoboth. And by rent, I mean pay them nothing and invite all my friends down. There will be drinking. This year's new event is a planned tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. Somehow, I will work clowns into the plans...

#217) Thursday, June 18, 2009
It sure looks like something's about to break free in picture number two!

#218) Thursday, July 23, 2009

#219) Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I had the biggest crush on Susanna Hoffs when I was in elementary school. Thanks for The Bangles pic!

#220) Thursday, August 20, 2009
So I'm 30. Of and average weight. And I only marginally hate my life. I guess that makes me a below average gamer?

#221) Thursday, August 20, 2009
And wow! Thanks for finding that photo of me. No... really...

#222) Thursday, August 20, 2009
And the picture doesn't really do justice to the VT vest I was wearing beneath that tuxedo.

#223) Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm Beavis (aka Dan). I'm thirty. I just moved two tons of wood pellets and am exhausted. But now I can heat my house for the winter. I also just racked the latest five gallons of beer to secondary. It will be done in another week. Then I have to wait two weeks for it to age before I can drink it. I am sad. Football starts next weekend. So I am happy. Oh yeah. I don't have any babies either. So I am happy.

#224) Monday, March 15, 2010
Did the Honda dealer at any point refer to the Civic as a 'sweet ride'?

#225) Friday, April 02, 2010
Thanks for the beach inspiration. I just reserved my neighborhood beach for Memorial Day. Party time!