March 11th, 2006

Rock - Zombie

Juggalos In The Strangest Places

Up and out for our Saturday morning agenda, which generally starts with breakfast. One place we like to frequent is a restaurant called Fatty Patty's, a diner chain which has good, if not-necessarily-the-best-for-you food. Anyway, it has a "kountry kitchen" feel to it.

Now, I didn't feel like putting much thought into my attire this morning ('cause, you know, usually I'm just so GQ), so I had tossed on a pair of jeans and my Insane Clown Posse 'Riddlebox' hockey jersey. Breakfast goes fine, good food and lots of talk about sex, and we finish and go up to pay. Waitress comes to the counter, middle-age soccer-mom type, and as she's ringing things up, she looks up and comments on my "FBI" hat. I smile and laugh, and then she looks up again and says "Oh, ICP, very cool."

*blink* Her? A Juggalette?!?

Yes, true. We talked about the band for a second, noting that they are coming on tour in a few months, and who might be opening for them, etc. Paid our ticket and left, and halfway to the car I just stopped and stared at Di for a second, looked back at the diner, and just blinked. I'd have lost that bet, no question.

You just never know what some people listen to.
  • Current Music
    Insane Clown Posse - Tilt-A-Whirl
Burn The World

Another Case Of Why Humans Suck

Oregon Teen Gets Detention For Not Apologizing - Short version of the story: kid and his friend standing in line at a deli. While goofing around, kid pinches/twists friend's nipple. Friend's parents complain, and kid is convicted of "offensive physical touching", gets $67 fine, three days community service, and has to go through some four-session victim-offender program. In it, he is supposed to write a letter and is required to describe the act in detail, explain "thinking errors," "express empathy" and describe any resultant life changes. He does this, and is told he has to add a section that describes his "criminal thought processes." He balks, and now has to do four days in Juvenile Detention, for "willful violation of the court order."

So, in the end, this kid gets a juvenile record and gets locked up...because him and a friend were horse-playing, and someone's parents got their panties in a twist. Ask me, the only ones that need a class and some incarceration are those parents.
Artist At Work

Art Or Something Like It

Many years ago, I first picked up brush and paint and pewter miniature and set to work making something nifty from the combination. The results were...well...shit, but as I did more and learned more tricks, my skill improved until I got to the point that I felt I was pretty decent.

That was a long time ago. Today, after about, oh, eight years, I did it again. In the end, I'm not unhappy with the results, but the time that has passed has done a number on whatever skill I might have once had. Still, not bad, and with more work (and more patience than I used to have or need), I might return to some semblance of my former glory.
  • Current Music
    Morris Day and The Time - Jungle Love