Strangeness Afoot!

Rumor has it that over the next few days/weeks/months, there’s going to a slight bit of ‘Backfill’ done here at LtB. Namely some writing from days (and maybe even websites) gone by will be making their way into the archives. Who knows what gems may be uncovered by myself in the process, who knows what stories, tales, and fun lies ahead of us…

Former writing partners in crime worry not, the only things that shall be etched in the walls of this new web-abode will be my own writings, rants, and ramblings. For if I have anything you wrote or contributed, it will never be released to the wild by me, here or otherwise. Now, if on the other hand, you want a copy of your oldies but goodies for your own use/enjoyment, let me know, I’ll see what I can do.

Anyway, even though LtB didn’t take form until just after New Years, expect to see some massive growth in the Archives.

Photohistory of a Pop Star

In the beginning the world was introduced to this, and life was good. Slight variations, such as this and this, followed suit. Eventually the performer became famous, and the freak within began to show through to the outside world, providing scenes such as this, this, and who could forget, this.

But fast forward only a couple of short months, and well, here is what we’ve got left.

:sniffle:.. makes me sad really… I used to be such a big fan.

Damn it feels good to be a gansta…

WTF?!?! I mean.. seriously… WTF.

In totally unrelated news, the folks at CNN got busted for trying to get the jump on other news agencies for creating Obituaries for famous folks who aren’t dead yet. Of course every news place does something similar.. but to put the ‘future-obits’ on a publically accessable web server for anyone to stumble across? Come on.

And who gets the job of deciding which famous people they should put together obits for in advance? Do they all vote on it at the beginning of the year? Some kind of CNN’s version of the Dead Pool?!

Side Note: alt.tasteless an incredible resource of humor and mirth if ever there was one.

Smoking Doesn’t Kill — Smokers Do.

You all laughed when I said that one day the smokers of the world would unite and rise up against the oppression and hatred we’ve all endured since you non-smoking pansy-assed folks came up with that whole ‘smoking kills!’ diatribe years back. You know, the evil glances, the being segregated and corralled into ‘special’ areas, the insane laws in some places banning smoking even in the great wide outdoors.

“One Day, ya’ll gonna push too far, we’ll get angry, and then ya’ll will pay!” I said. But nobody listened, nobody cared.

Now of course, the great City of New York has instituted a new law that has ruined that last bastion of nicotine enjoyment, banning smoking from the City’s 13,000 Nightclubs, Bars, and Restaruants. Nightclubs? Bars?! Hello People, this is the absolute *best* time to have a smoke in hand. You’re out at the club, getting your freak on, your drink on, and your smoke on. Life is good. Atleast, it is unless you happen to be unlucky enough to be getting your freak on, drink on, and smoke on in a NY city club…

Cause if that’s the case, somebody will wander over and inform you that the party is over, you can no longer enjoy your more-addictive-then-heroin-yet-perfectly-legal-(to-buy-but-not-smoke-apparently) drug of choice in the club.

And so the revolution begins….

LtB, Dead Already?

Nah, here’s the deal.. I refuse to update here just because. Lets face it, there’s only a handful or so of people who even know the site is here, and most of them probably never check it.. and that’s just fine with me, I don’t have it here for anybody other then myself. When I have something important to say or share, It’ll show up here.. but right now, there’s just been so much stuff going on away from the Computer (Work, Family, etc, etc, etc) that I just haven’t had the time to really organize my thoughts long enough to post anything.

Besides, there’s plenty of news going on in the world right now to keep ya’ll entertained… go watch CNN or something… come back later, maybe there will be something more entertaining here by then…

Welcome to the dark side my friend

So, rumor has it that our very good friend and resident militant vegitarian (grin) Dancinglush is at this very moment, enjoying the always satisfying, always mouth watering taste of fried up moo cow flesh slapped between a bun and served up with your choice of tasty toppings.

All I can ask is… do you want a tasty moo cow shake with that?

Baltimore Police = Haters Of the Boobies

Alright, Fat Tuesday is behind us, the hangovers are clearing, the vomit has been broomed up from around Fells Point, and oh yeah, a bunch of lovely ladies are scheduled to appear in court April 4th for flashing some skin.

You see, down here in Baltimore is a nice little place named Bohagers, a place that I myself, have enjoyed mainy a night of frolicking, dancing, and inbibing various liquor enhanced beverages. Now, Bohagers is a place where on any given night you’re likely to meet some very interesting ladies, many of whom have this slight fixation for showing off what the good lord endowed them with. It’s not a new thing, it’s not a fad, it’s been going on at Bohagers for weeks… months… years even I dare say. Everybody’s drinking, everybody’s having fun, and some random female will be up on stage enjoying herself and decide to flash the crowd. It’s all in good clean fun, nobody gets hurt, and everybody has a good time.

That is, until Bohagers teamed up with the fun folks at 98 Rock, and the makers of the Girls Gone Wild video series to throw a little Fat Tuesday madness.. You know, beer, beads, and boobs. (All of which are pretty much a weekly staple at Bohagers anyway).. but this particular party was, you know, publicized; moreso then the regularly scheduled events. The folks at 98Rock talked about it on air, the club had some handouts around town, etc. Everybody in town was well aware, Bohagers was the place to get your Fat Tuesday Freak on.

And, of course, because, they’re not quite as stupid as they seem at times, the local Law Enforcement folks, decided to take some time away from their busy schedules, you know, fighting crime and all that, to go on down to Bohagers Tuesday night undercover, and write them up some citations for indecent exposure.

Now, granted, I can see Mister Vice Cops train of thought here: “Lets see, another Tueday night working the Vice beat…. I can either go work the streets, maybe get shot at by some ho’s pimp, or I can just mosey on over to Bohagers, enjoy the madness, and then write up some easy citations to happy people having fun and enjoying the spirit of the night. Tough Decision.”

So anyway, the police man(s) rolled down to Bohagers, paid their cover, and proceded to write citations to ladies who exposed their bare-nekkid-boobies. The next day it hit the papers, and partiers around Baltimore cried foul. The 98 Rock Nightshow apparently spent a fair bit of their show that night discussing the BS (I sadly missed all of it, and tuned in just in time to hear Micky say “Thats it, no more of this BS…”)…

Now in the aftermath, the Baltimore PD is coming out in defense of it’s officers (of course), stating that “That place was packed,” (No Shit!? It’s a nightclub on FAT TUESDAY, what did you expect, three grandmothers playing cards at the bar all alone!?), “We could have shut them down but we didn’t… Because of incidents in Chicago and Rhode Island, who knows what could have happened.” Oh Oh Oh, I know what could have happened, the same damn thing that happens every time Bohagers is packed.. at 2am everyone would have went home, and everyone would have had hangovers the next morning.

Now, for those who don’t know, Bohagers is basically a huge tent with a nightclub inside it. The place is spacious like all get out, tons of nice wide space. Now, is that to say it doesn’t get crowded? Hell no. Like any good club, if it’s a weekend, and they’ve got a party, the area right up by the stage gets packed nicely with peeps. But relating this place to a deathtrap like the club in Rhode Island (Egg Foam for soundproofing?! wtf?!) or the Chicago club (only one way in or out!? ack.) I can think of atleast three ways I know to get out of Bohagers in an emergency, and that doesn’t count the “Oh shit, there’s a fire, Fuck this, I’m just busting out under the tent itself!) is just… ridiculous.

“Because of incidents in Chicago and Rhode Island… blah blah blah”… Please. If The Man truly thought what was going on at Bohagers was a safety concern, bring in the Fire Marshall, let him do a head count, do the math, and if there’s too many people, then do what you need to do. My understanding is that MANY a person stood in line outside of bohagers for much of the night, because security was, you know, doing their job, and not letting people in until more people had come out. (You kow, that pesky “By Order of the fire marshal, only XXX partiers are aloud on these premises at a time” thing.. safety and all that). But randomly citing lovely ladies for flashing boobs on Fat Tuesday (Much akin to say, issuing citations to a man in a bunny suit on Easter!), and then later claiming you did it because “The place was packed! We had to do something! It could have burned to the ground!”… that makes no sense at all.

Of course, I shouldn’t expect any of this to make sense…. Seriously, find me some sense in this:

Baltimore, the 2nd most dangerous city in the country with over half a million people in it (Only Detroit is more dangerous to live in! YEAH US!)…. and our police force is out in force, protecting the innocent eyes of folks at nightclubs from… exposed boobies?!.. because of… what happened in Rhode Island and Chicago?!

Yep, somebody was all aboard the logic train on THAT one.

yeah yeah

So I fried the movabletype installation, and so it took a couple weeks to get everything back up and running.. yeah yeah.

whatever. it’s here now, stop your whining.

Pains Of Addiction

Alright, I admit it, I’m still suffering from Anarchy Online withdraw. Even though I pretty much gave up playing completely over what, 8, 9 months ago, I still find myself occasionally yearning to go back. Sometimes it’s just to catch up with the few remaining people I know who are still playing, sometimes it’s to checkup and see if maybe, just maybe, the idiots at Funcom finally got the game right… (Sadly, I know that’s not the case just by checking their support forums occasionally).. and sometimes it’s just because I feel like hanging out in MMORPG land, and I know damn well going back to hanging out in Everquest isn’t an option, even for a temporary visit… that would be far too dangerous. I mean, going back to EQ, even temporarily, would be like giving an alcoholic a bottle of everclear, but just for a few moments.

The one saving grace for me, that’s kept me from even venturing back to the lands of Norrath, is simple… It’s been to long. I know that all my Characters are long gone, deleted off of Sony’s servers years ago not long after I stopped paying them on a monthly basis… and I’ll be damned if I’d go back just to start all over back in the newbie fields whackin on fire beetles and skeletons.

Unfortuently (for me), the folks at Funcom are apparently much more relaxed in their system database cleanups… Even though it’s been months and months, I see my last character is still in the system… of course, it appears the guild he was in seems to have disappeared, but that’s to be expected, they were a bunch of goons anyway. Hell, even my first character in AO, the one I learned all my mistakes with (A Fixer?! WTF was I thinking?!), is still there… :shrug:

The problem is this… as evidenced by this update.. I’m thinking about AO again. It’s an itch, every so often I get it.. this time it’s sparked on by the recent release of the expansion pack for AO… see, not only do I feel this urge to plunk down $12.95 to get me another months playtime that I’ll probably only use a few nights worth of before I realize that funcom has taken what should have been an EQ Killer of a game, and turned it into a total crapfest thanks to bad programming and implementation… but I also want to plunk down $19.95 to score the expansion pack first! bahahahaha.

Somehow I’ll hold off, not do it, keep my money… or maybe I won’t. Of course… Star Wars Galaxies is coming one of these days, and I just know I’ll end up getting sucked it into that one. How can I not….it’s gonna have Wookies.