Okay, I got tagged yet AGAIN. This time by Dr. J. Angela over at Making Lemonade.
Top Ten More Things About Me
10. I did it all for the nookie
9. I'm that guy on his cell phone in traffic
8. I love me some Kate Winslet
7. I know champagne is really just fancy Chardonnay
6. As a teenager, I once shot up an abandon car. My father helped me!
5. I would rather read a book than watch network television
4. I can make any phrase or word sound dirty
3. I'm working on a cheddar-based doomsday device in my secret laboratory. And I pronounce it luh-bore-uh-tory.
2. My flesh burns when I step into a church. Is that bad? Is it supposed to burn?
And the number one thing more about me...
1. Though I can cook in every room of the house, I can also cook in the kitchen
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Saturday, April 29, 2006
Okay, I got tagged yet AGAIN. This time by Dr. J. Angela over at Making Lemonade.
Me me me meme. I've been tagged by Aurora Borealis over at Atomic Bombshell.
Top Ten Weird Things About Me
10. I like big butts and I cannot lie
9. I bake M&M's into my brownies
8. I once designed a fully-automatic muzzle loading rifle in shop class. I got a C
7. I'm a non-smoker who doesn't mind second-hand smoke
6. I have a black-belt in an obscure Hawaiian martial art called Kajukembo
5. Gabe Kaplan, from "Welcome Back, Kotter," once took me to a strip club in El Paso, TX. I am not making this up.
4. I constantly promise myself I'll get around to procrastinating tomorrow
3. I can dish it out, but I can't take it
2. I'm allergic to nuts. Not the food; the mentally ill
And the number one weird thing about me...
1. Sometimes, on a lonely cold winter night, I Google myself
Wil Wheaton, Heather B. Armstrong, Pauly Shore, Nickelback
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Saturday, April 22, 2006
Top Ten Rejected Napa Valley Vintages
10. French Whore Blush
9. 4 Rosés
8. Vivian Chableigh
7. Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux
5. Red Zeppelin
4. Ernest and Julio Tallow
3. Chateauneuf du Rape
2. Bronson Pinot
And the number one rejected Napa Valley vintage...
1. Qué Syrah Syrah
And the alternates...
Sauvignon Mel Blanc
Mr. Mojo Riesling
Semillon Man March
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
Top Ten Easter Bunny Pet Peeves
10. Kids who shout "show me the bunny!"
9. Brown jelly beans
8. When Jesus comes out of his tomb and sees his shadow: six more weeks of Spring
6. Teenagers who try to smoke the plastic grass
5. Baskets that chafe your eggs
4. The way his brother, Bugs, makes all that royalty money year round and doesn't have to get a single drop of dye on his paws
3. Passover Bunny
2. That litter his wife delivered that looks an awful lot like the Energizer Bunny
And the number one Easter Bunny pet peeve...
1. Having to spend the rest of the year in a condo with Santa Claus in Florida
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Thursday, April 13, 2006
Just Angela over at Making Lemonade has kindly featured me in one of her posts: Top Ten Reasons to Read Jason Rohrblogger's Top Ten.
The fact that she did it as a Top Ten List earns her ten extra points for style. Thanks for the blog love, Angela! You can, um, squeeze my lemon anytime...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I am breaking from the usual list format to reprint Bill Maher's closing remarks on his "Real Time" HBO show recently:
"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend - you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people.
Listen to your mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards are maxed out. No one will really speak to you anymore. Mission accomplished.
Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man? Now I know what you're saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in.
Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote.
But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes.
On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.
So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'"
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Monday, April 10, 2006
Top Ten Signs Tiny Dancer is Pregnant
10. In with the strawberry shortcake, out with the dog
9. She's blogging for two
8. Chest Fairy delivers Dolly Parton-size package; Ankle Fairy delivers Chris Farley-size package.
7. There's an even Tinier Dancer
6. No martinis, cosmos, or Jell-O shots, yet can still puke all morning...
5. Two words: Clomid bonfire
4. She's got a ticket to ride, on the emotional roller coaster
3. That's the last whoopee he's gonna see for the next nine...years
2. "Mike, I feel like french fries. The ones from Burger King, not McDonald's. The ones from the Burger King in Wego-Waco. They make them better there.... Ooh, and you know what would go good with that? A milkshake! From Sonic Burger. The one in Valley Center!"
And the number one sign Tiny Dancer is pregnant...
1. Tiny Dancer ain't so tiny anymore
And remember: "Rohrblogger" makes a wonderful name for a boy or a girl...
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Saturday, April 08, 2006
101 Ways to Become an Evil Villain
World domination is everyone's dream. It's not a bad job really. It pays well, there are all sorts of perks, and you can set your own hours. However, every Evil Villain invariably gets overthrown and destroyed. No matter whether they are barbarian overlords, deranged wizards, mad scientists or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic mistakes every single time. Therefore, I have deveoped these guidelines for conquering the world...
1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear Plexiglas visors, not face-concealing ones.
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.
4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.
6. I will not gloat over my enemies' predicament before killing them.
7. When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him and then say "No."
8. After I kidnap the hot girlfriend of the hero, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three weeks' time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried out.
9. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labeled "Danger: Do Not Push." The big red button marked "Do Not Push" will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to push it, push it good, p-p-push it real good. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will not clearly be labeled as such.
10. I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum - a small hotel well outside my borders will work just as well.
11. I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.
12. One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
13. All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned disposal.
14. The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any other form of last request.
15. I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
16. I will never utter the sentence "But before I kill you, there's just one thing I want to know."
17. When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice.
18. I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time.
19. I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was evil, but one look at the hero's rugged countenance and she would betray her own father.
20. Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to accordingly.
21. I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi storm troopers, Roman foot soldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
22. No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.
23. I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my troops in their use. That way - even if the heroes manage to neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue energy weapons useless - my troops will not be overrun by a handful of savages armed with spears and rocks.
24. I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Even though this takes some of the fun out of the job, at least I will never utter the line "No, this cannot be! I AM INVINCIBLE!!!" (After that, death is usually instantaneous.)
25. No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any sort of machinery which is completely indestructible except for one small and virtually inaccessible vulnerable spot.
26. No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are, there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent to my bed chamber.
27. I will never build only one of anything important. All important systems will have redundant control panels and power supplies. For the same reason I will always carry at least two fully loaded weapons at all times.
28. My pet monster will be kept in a secure cage from which it cannot escape and into which I could not accidentally stumble.
29. I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies into confusion.
30. All bumbling conjurers, clumsy squires, no-talent bards, cowardly thieves, wise-cracking donkeys, and gay robots in the land will be preemptively put to death. My foes will surely give up and abandon their quest if they have no source of comic relief.
31. All naive, busty tavern wenches in my realm will be replaced with surly, world-weary waitresses who will provide no unexpected reinforcement and/or romantic subplot for the hero or his sidekick.
32. I will not fly into a rage and kill a messenger who brings me bad news just to illustrate how evil I really am. Good messengers are hard to come by.
33. I will never employ the use of a major weapon that takes time to charge up before firing and utterly destroying the rebel base. Instead I will use weapons that can do the same thing with a single push of a button.
34. I will not turn into a snake. It never helps.
35. I will not grow a goatee. In the old days they made you look diabolic. Now they just make you look like a disaffected member of Generation X.
36. I will not imprison members of the same party in the same cell block, let alone the same cell. If they are important prisoners, I will keep the only key to the cell door on my person instead of handing out copies to every bottom-rung guard in the prison.
37. If my trusted lieutenant tells me my Legions of Terror are losing a battle, I will believe him. After all, he's my trusted lieutenant.
38. If an enemy I have just killed has a younger sibling or offspring anywhere, I will find them and have them killed immediately, instead of waiting for them to grow up harboring feelings of vengeance towards me in my old age.
39. If I absolutely must ride into battle, I will certainly not ride at the forefront of my Legions of Terror, nor will I seek out my opposite number among his army.
40. I will be neither chivalrous nor sporting. If I have an unstoppable super-weapon, I will use it as early and as often as possible instead of keeping it in reserve.
41. Once my power is secure, I will destroy all those pesky time-travel devices.
42. When I capture the hero, I will make sure I also get his dog, monkey, ferret, or whatever sickeningly cute little animal capable of untying ropes and filching keys happens to follow him around.
43. I will maintain a healthy amount of skepticism when I capture the hot rebel and she claims she is attracted to my power and good looks and will gladly betray her companions if I just let her in on my plans.
44. I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.
45. I will make sure I have a clear understanding of who is responsible for what in my organization. For example, if my general screws up I will not draw my weapon, point it at him, say "And here is the price for failure," then suddenly turn and kill some random underling.
46. If an advisor says to me "My liege, he is but one man. What can one man possibly do?" I will reply, "This," and shoot the advisor.
47. If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I will slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting for him to mature into but one man.
48. I will treat any beast which I control through magic or technology with respect and kindness. Thus if the control is ever broken, it will not immediately come after me for revenge.
49. If I learn the whereabouts of the one artifact which can destroy me, I will not send all my troops out to seize it. Instead I will send them out to seize something else and quietly put a want-ad in the local paper.
50. My main computers will have their own special operating system that will be completely incompatible with standard Windows and Macintosh Powerbooks.
51. If one of my dungeon guards begins expressing concern over the conditions in the hot-friend-of-the-hero's cell, I will immediately transfer him to a less people-oriented position.
52. I will hire a team of board-certified architects and surveyors to examine my castle and inform me of any secret passages and abandoned tunnels that I might not know about.
53. If the hot friends of the hero that I capture says "I'll never marry you! Never, do you hear me, NEVER!!!" I will reply, "Oh well," and kill her.
54. I will not strike a bargain with a demonic being then attempt to double-cross it simply because I feel like being contrary.
55. The deformed mutants and odd-ball psychotics will have their place in my Legions of Terror. However, before I send them out on important covert missions that require tact and subtlety, I will first see if there is anyone else equally qualified who would attract less attention.
56. My Legions of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
57. Before employing any captured artifacts or machinery, I will carefully read the owner's manual.
58. If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose dramatically and toss off a one-liner.
59. I will never build a sentient computer smarter than I am.
60. My five-year-old child advisor will also be asked to decipher any code I am thinking of using. If he breaks the code in under 30 seconds, it will not be used. Note: this also applies to passwords.
61. If my advisors ask "Why are you risking everything on such a mad scheme?" I will not proceed until I have a response that satisfies them.
62. I will design fortress hallways with no alcoves or protruding structural supports which intruders could use for cover in a fire fight.
63. Bulk trash will be disposed of in incinerators, not compactors. And they will be kept hot, with none of that nonsense about flames going through accessible tunnels at predictable intervals.
64. I will see a competent psychiatrist and get cured of all extremely unusual phobias and bizarre compulsive habits which could prove to be a disadvantage.
65. If I must have computer systems with publicly available terminals, the maps they display of my complex will have a room clearly marked as the Main Control Room. That room will be the Execution Chamber. The actual main control room will be marked as Sewage Overflow Containment.
66. My security keypad will actually be a fingerprint scanner. Anyone who watches someone press a sequence of buttons or dusts the pad for fingerprints then subsequently tries to enter by repeating that sequence will trigger the alarm system.
67. No matter how many shorts we have in the system, my guards will be instructed to treat every surveillance camera malfunction as a full-scale emergency.
68. I will spare someone who saved my life sometime in the past. This is only reasonable as it encourages others to do so. However, the offer is good one time only. If they want me to spare them again, they'd better save my life again.
69. All midwives will be banned from the realm. All babies will be delivered at state-approved hospitals. Orphans will be placed in foster-homes, not abandoned in the woods to be raised by creatures of the wild.
70. When my guards split up to search for intruders, they will always travel in groups of at least two. They will be trained so that if one of them disappears mysteriously while on patrol, the other will immediately initiate an alert and call for backup, instead of quizzically peering around a corner.
71. If I decide to test a lieutenant's loyalty and see if he/she should be made a trusted lieutenant, I will have a crack squad of marksmen standing by in case the answer is no.
72. If all the heroes are standing together around a strange device and begin to taunt me, I will pull out a conventional weapon instead of using my unstoppable super-weapon on them.
73. I will not agree to let the heroes go free if they win a rigged contest, even though my advisors assure me it is impossible for them to win.
74. When I create a multimedia presentation of my plan designed so that my five-year-old advisor can easily understand the details, I will not label the disk "Project Overlord" and leave it lying on top of my desk.
75. I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time.
76. If the hero runs up to my roof, I will not run up after him and struggle with him in an attempt to push him over the edge. I will also not engage him at the edge of a cliff. (In the middle of a rope-bridge over a river of molten lava is not even worth considering.)
77. If I have a fit of temporary insanity and decide to give the hero the chance to reject a job as my trusted lieutenant, I will retain enough sanity to wait until my current trusted lieutenant is out of earshot before making the offer.
78. I will not tell my Legions of Terror "And he must be taken alive!" The command will be "And try to take him alive if it is reasonably practical."
79. If my doomsday device happens to come with a reverse switch, as soon as it has been employed it will be melted down and made into limited-edition commemorative coins.
80. If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.
81. If I am fighting with the hero atop a moving platform, have disarmed him, and am about to finish him off and he glances behind me and drops flat, I too will drop flat instead of quizzically turning around to find out what he saw.
82. I will not shoot at any of my enemies if they are standing in front of the crucial support beam to a heavy, dangerous, unbalanced structure.
83. If I'm eating dinner with the hero, put poison in his goblet, then have to leave the table for any reason, I will order new drinks for both of us instead of trying to decide whether or not to switch with him.
84. I will not have captives of one sex guarded by members of the opposite sex.
85. I will not use any plan in which the final step is horribly complicated, e.g. "Align the 12 Stones of Power on the sacred altar then activate the medallion at the moment of total eclipse." Instead it will be more along the lines of "Push the button."
86. I will make sure that my doomsday device is up to code and properly grounded.
87. My vats of hazardous chemicals will be covered when not in use. Also, I will not construct walkways above them.
88. If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate them for incompetence then send the same group out to try the task again.
89. After I capture the hero's super-weapon, I will not immediately disband my legions and relax my guard because I believe whoever holds the weapon is unstoppable. After all, the hero held the weapon and I took it from him.
90. I will not design my Main Control Room so that every workstation is facing away from the door.
91. I will not ignore the messenger that stumbles in exhausted and obviously agitated until my personal grooming or current entertainment is finished. It might actually be important.
92. If I ever talk to the hero on the phone, I will not taunt him. Instead I will say that his dogged perseverance has given me new insight on the futility of my evil ways and that if he leaves me alone for a few months of quiet contemplation I will likely return to the path of righteousness. (Heroes are incredibly gullible in this regard.)
93. If I decide to hold a double execution of the hero and an underling who failed or betrayed me, I will see to it that the hero is scheduled to go first.
94. When arresting prisoners, my guards will not allow them to stop and grab a useless trinket of purely sentimental value.
95. My dungeon will have its own qualified medical staff complete with bodyguards. That way if a prisoner becomes sick and his cell-mate tells the guard its an emergency, the guard will fetch a trauma team instead of opening up the cell for a look.
96. My door mechanisms will be designed so that blasting the control panel on the outside seals the door and blasting the control panel on the inside opens the door, not vice versa.
97. My dungeon cells will not be furnished with objects that contain reflective surfaces or anything that can be unraveled.
98. If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and affectionate, I will ignore them. However if circumstance have forced them together against their will and they spend all their time bickering and criticizing each other except during the intermittent occasions when they are saving each others' lives at which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately order their execution.
99. Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in size.
100. When one of the legions of terror goes to restrain the hero and the hero pins him down and grabs his weapon, the other legions of terror will not stand around waiting to get shot. They will shoot the hero immediately!
101. Finally, to keep my subjects permanently locked in a mindless trance, I will provide each of them with free unlimited Internet access.
-Jason Rohrblogger, High Dark Lord of All that is Evil and Profane
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Top Ten Spider-Man Turn-Ons
10. Once you go black widow, you'll never go back, widow.
9. The way bubbles in champagne make his "Spider-Sense" tingle.
8. Shaved tarantulas. (With eight legs that go on forever.)
7. That scene in "The Fly" where Jeff Goldblum steps into the parlor.
6. Girls who just pretend to be arachnophobic but secretly dig it.
5. The silky feeling of a set of tights fresh from the cleaners.
4. Super villains who still remember to write from prison.
3. Action figure modelers who aren't stingy with the resin in the package, if you know what I mean.
2. Soft music, holding hands, moonlit walks on the ceiling.
And the number one Spider-Man turn-on...
1. Radioactive spiders who bite.
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Sunday, April 02, 2006
Top Ten Spider-Man Pet Peeves
10. Running out of silly string on the 75th floor. Then realizing that you have to pee. Then realizing that you have no fly.
9. Housewives with roach spray.
8. Physicians who chuckle when you show them your radioactive spider bite then just prescribe penicillin and Zovirax.
7. Turning in super villains to the police only to have Johnny Cochrane get them off.
6. Dr. Octopus calls himself a doctor even though he never really finished his Ph.D. and his masters degree in Divinity hardly qualifies him for evil-genius status (or the lab coat for that matter.)
5. When the Wonder Twin Powers activate his garage door opener.
4. Loathes the day Val Kilmer will play him in the third or fourth sequel.
3. The way the original Green Goblin's son became the Green Goblin and then the Green Goblin's son's psychiatrist became the Green Goblin. Wait, what's that? You say the Green Goblin's son's psychiatrist's neighbor's cat is now the Green Goblin? Well, might as well put him in a lab coat and call him Dr. Goblin...
2. Girls in chatrooms who assume he is an internet porn cop because he lists his occupation as "web crusader."
And the number one Spider-Man pet peeve...
1. New York City cops who don't believe you when you tell them that your evil twin, Carnage, committed all those atrocities (and has a cooler suit than you.)
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