Apr 28, 2010

Bullets Over Wednesday

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  • Remember my issue with Amtrak from last week?  Well, I forwarded them a copy of my blog post and they got back to me today with an apology and a $50 voucher.  Not bad, but I would have preferred a real explanation as to why we couldn't get off the train and stretch our legs while we waited in the dark.  I was hoping for "gremlins did it."
  • Speaking of Amtrak, check out this great big bowl of crazy.  Using a grant from the Federal Railroad Commission, they are going to be using a form of bio-fuel on their Heartland Flyer service from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.  A beef-based bio-fuel that is basically made from rendered cow fat.  And this train is going to run right through the heart of cow country.  Talk about adding insult to injury!
  • Had hella fun meeting up with some local, and not-so-local, bloggers over the weekend at The Ginger Man in NYC.  I wound up going to see a friend of mine from Queens afterward, where nothing was stolen whatsoever.  Honestly.
  • Grillin' some marinated steaks, asparagus and eggplant tonight for dinner.  That's right...it's grillin' season.  Got a few tasty beers chillin' in the fridge to chase that shit down.  That's right...it's chillin' season.  The two go together soooo nicely, dontchathink?
  • Does anyone understand the new-found popularity of Insane Clown Posse?  Is this 1996 all over again?  And doesn anyone really know a Juggalo personally?  I'm scared.
  • I'm not kidding, I'm gonna keep on eye on that Stephen Hawking character.  Something's up.
  • Gonna leave you with a video by Blues Image.  "Ride Captain Ride" just for shits and giggles.  Or maybe for a reason after all.  You decide. And yeah...that's John Byner at the beginning of the video introducing the band.  Groovy.


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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. You gonna ride the meat train?

18 comments:

RW said...

Nice hair on them guys. Glad I didn't have an afro in the 60's....

(cough)

Slyde said...

If you really want a "beef-based bio-fuel" so badly, i can help you out with that....

call me.

downtown guy said...

For reasons that are not my fault but I don't want to explain, I know several juggalos. That being said, they make me want to either crack up laughing or shoot them in the face. Maybe both at once? I have to assume you've seen this:
http://boingboing.net/2009/07/24/promo-video-for-2009.html

Heff said...

John Byner ? Hell, I haven't heard anything out of him since he had that comedy show on Showtime in the eighties.

'Tis the season of "Grill-n-Chill". Enjoy !

B.E. Earl said...

RW - pictures?

Slyde - I like you and all, but I'm just not into you that way Okay?

Hank- I think I might be a little jealous. Could be gas. And I've never seen that promo, but I've seen the parodies on SNL. Now I finally get them. Thanks!

Heff - I remember that show. You should have seen us trying to remember his name last night when we first saw that vid.

sybil law said...

That song reminds me of homemade apple bowls being smoked on the way to high school! Also, it's what my friends' band played - one of their first songs.
Too jealous I couldn't go to BeerHer to comment on it. :P

RW said...

God I hope not.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - It was a smallish crowd, but a fun one.

RW - Yeah, me too.

justsomethoughts... said...

love the song
love the grillin'
love the chillin'

justsomethoughts... said...

and wouldja look at the time i posted ?
4:20:00
on the button

i dont belive in conincidences...

justsomethoughts... said...

or proper spelling, it seems...

B.E. Earl said...

Duder - Does that mean it's time to light up? ;)

Bruce said...

It seems odd, that we actually thought that standing on a beach, and lipsynching a song while being shot in 16mm film was something that was cool.

Mr. Analyitical keeps popping the question, where are the amps for the guitars....what about the extension cords....what, no mike for the lead singer, why isn't the sound of the surf drowning out the band?...etc, etc, etc.....

I suppose we were all a lot more simplistic in our expectations back in the day.

hello haha narf said...

i love that you sent amtrak your blog post. fanfuckingtastic!

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - times were simpler then.

Becky - I guess it worked. Not sure if I'm gonna use the voucher. Maybe a quick trip to Boston or something.

Poppy said...

Saturday was a lot of fun. I don't think you would have enjoyed AYZA, so good call on going home. I hope we get to hang out more often than once a year. I'm told Dave2 is coming to town soon. Haven't heard anything from him in a while, though... so not sure if it's still a go.

B.E. Earl said...

Poppy - Yeah, I had a feeling I wouldn't dig that place. Went to Kew Gardens and had pizza from Dani's and too many cocktails at the Black Awning Bar. That's not the real name of the joint. It's just what we call it.

marty mankins said...

Nice to get the $50 voucher. Pays to voice your concerns.

And love that Blues Image song. Always a good listen.