Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 30, 2010

I know I already went through the whole "this is the first edition of the second style of dOrk fOrces" or something like that, but...
This is the first revamped issue.
Oh hell. Who am I kidding? I am just playing around with this DF blog thing because it's fun and I can.

**Carl Poole!....if you read this...that whole "How to Save Money" thing you posted on your status...yeah. How long you think you can come up with those? Cuz that was funny...**

The songs are being moved to the top of the page now, just in case you want to pull up the songs and listen to them while you are intaking your daily dose of dOrk.


Scary Spice's Songz

I Know You Want Me (Calla Ocho) by Pitbull
Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer by Corb Lund
My Tree by Snoop Dogg

Sunday Remix
Losing My Religion - Arthur Project & Mike Tsoff Remix

Scruffles' Songz

We Ran Out of CD Space by Psychostick
Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees


5/9-6/20 is National Family Week.
Those who are close to me have lost those close to them recently. Don't forget to tell the ones you love that, well, you know. That you love them.

***Today is HUG YOUR CAT DAY***

Today in History

1868 Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves

1908 First federal workmen's compensation law approved
1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice

Word of the Day

epoch - the beginning of a distinctive period in history

from the life & times of jessi bean

All day long I have been questioning the how of why I am awake. And yet, here I am, still awake. I am listening to remixes of Metallica, REM, and Sarah McLachlan on YouTube. I took a 15 minute doze earlier whilst watching Penguins of Madagascar with my son, but then I was awakened and got a second wind. That second wind has long since been hammered from me and I am just running on pure desire to not sleep.

Dang. I can be so stubborn.

Also, I stretched and possibly tore some scar tissue in my feet. It feels at once like I have multiple lacerations on my feet, as well as a possible dousing in rubbing alcohol followed by a lit match.

Oh yeah. Have a movie suggestion. Dragon Hunters. It's a cartoon/movie. With a purple bunny, wanna-be knights, and a precoscious little princess. I love that movie. It. Is. Epic.

In the Spotlight
from the life & times of....YOU!!

Okay. Since I am no longer sending these out from my work e-mail, please contact me either at,, or on FaceBook. On FaceBook you'll have to search me out under

Send me your stories, your experiences, your "get this" moments (thanks, Stef-sis), your "awkward!" moments (thanks, Scruffles), and whatever and whatnot jazz and glitter you feel needs to go down in history because it is the epic-ness of your dailies that break the monotony of ours.

Don't forget pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I am drunk on lack of SLEEP so if that made no sense, it probably didn't. But you get the gist, yeah?


^Yeah. So liked that.
I won't be posting from there in the future, but I had to let ya'll know it is out there. :)

What's the use? I shall never be shaking my booty or anything else ever again. What´s the point? It's not the same without my Lemmy. ~King Julian

This is the most advanced encryption I've ever seen. It's got sudoku with fractions! ~Kowalski

In case of a loss of oxygen, please place your masks over your faces to hide your terrified expressions from the other passengers. ~Private

from random family, friends, overheard conversations, etc.

"You know, theres like a million things wrong with Flo-gay-bots song that says that he can ride a bike with no handle bars. NO YOU CANNOT! You are teaching kids wrong, how are you supposed to turn?! If you can do that -- then I can cook without fire and pots/pans, read without text involved, and beat someone to a pulp... WITH MY MIND! Oh, and I would be able to walk with nothing but a head, neck, and torso. BUH-BLAAAAAM!"


***Special thanks to Daniel Poole for providing the links and the excellent suggestion to feature lost, forgotten, abandoned places, ghost towns, etc.***

Hashima Island
I couldn't find one paragraph that I wanted to post in its entirety without wanting to post the whole page, so here are the highlights. Please take note that these are exact quotes from the page unless otherwise noted.
*Hashima Island is one of about 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki itself.
*As petroleum replaced coal in Japan in the 1960s, coal mines began shutting down all over the country, and Hashima's mines were no exception. Mitsubishi officially announced the closing of the mine in 1974, and today it is empty and bare, which is why it is called the Ghost Island. Travel to Hashima was re-opened on April 22, 2009 after more than 20 years of closure.
*The island has been featured in numerous films, such as the 2003 film Battle Royale II: Requiem. The 1949 film Midori Naki Shima (The Greenless Island) was also shot on Hashima Island. The island is also the setting of the final stage in the 2005 video game killer7, where it is strictly referred to as Battleship Island. It was also referenced in the manga Midori Days and the anime Get Backers.
*The video game Forbidden Siren 2 takes place at Yamijima Island, that was directly modeled after Hashima Island.
*The island is increasingly gaining international attention not only as one of the modern international heritages in the region, but also as the housing complex remnants in the years from Taisho Era to Showa Era. Moreover, the island has become the frequent subject of a discussion among enthusiasts for ruins.

Centralia, Pennsylvania
*Centralia is a borough and ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005[1] and 9 in 2007,[2] as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia is now the least-populous municipality in Pennsylvania, with four fewer residents than the borough of S.N.P.J..
The borough was also a hotbed of Molly Maguires activity during the 1860s and 1870s. The borough's founder, Alexander Rea, was one of the victims of the secret order when he was murdered just outside of the borough on October 17, 1868.[4] Three individuals were convicted of the crime and hanged in the county seat of Bloomsburg, on March 25, 1878. Several other murders and arsons also occurred during this period.
*The only indications of the fire, which underlies some 400 acres (1.6 km²) spreading along four fronts, are low round metal steam vents in the south of the borough and several signs warning of underground fire, unstable ground, and carbon monoxide. Additional smoke and steam can be seen coming from an abandoned portion of Pennsylvania Route 61, the area just behind the hilltop cemetery, and other cracks in the ground scattered about the area. Route 61 was repaired several times until its final closing.

**Daniel, when you mentioned this, I thought it sounded familiar. In "The Last Oracle" by James Rollins (I think Galvan has my copy), that place is mentioned, along with some other very interesting places. Check out the synopsis online somewhere, and if you're interested in reading it, I think Chris is done. Just get it from him. Excellent, fascinating, interesting book. Yes.

*Prypiat was founded in 1970 to house the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers, officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster.
*A mission in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare takes place in Prypiat, where the player is tasked with sniping a target and then exfiltrating near the Ferris wheel. At one point, Captain MacMillan, the leader of the mission, remarks, "Look at this place. 50,000 people used to live in this city. Now it's a ghost town. I've never seen anything like it." The mission was especially notable due to the accuracy with which it portrays the city.

**I already included this in a previous dOrk fOrces, but it goes along with this section, so if you missed it, or if you feel like re-reading, there is it.

Nifty Websites

Number Nut
Click & see. :)

My Life is Average

Today, I went to a Dunkin Donuts drive-through. My dad decided to be funny and ask for a Big Mac and a Whopper Jr. The man at the other end of the drive-through proceeded to answer "Alright, that will be nine hundred and five dollars." MLIA

Today, I was play fighting with my dad. He made his hand into a gun and shot me, so I cocked my 'shotgun' and fired at him. He then shot me with a 'rocket launcher'. I tried to die in a dignified way but fell off my chair laughing. I'm 24. I love my dad. MLIA

Today, I saw and advertisement for non-drowsy sleep aids. MLIA

I saw a Chuck Norris fact that said, "Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo hides." No wonder Waldo is such a good hider. MLIA

Today, I was extremely tired, and making a grilled cheese. When I was done, I cleaned up the kitchen and went to watch T.V. My mom went into the kitchen, then came back and said, "You'd better see this." Apparently I put all of the dirty dishes in the fridge, and the ketchup and cheese in the sink. Fail. MLIA
^^:: nodding head vigorously :: I've done this! Or something similar. I think it was with orange juice.

Learn From My Fail

If someone calls your office and asks to speak with Dick, don’t say "do you know his last name? There are a lot of dick who work here," at least not when your boss is within hearing range and has a mouth full of coffee. #LFMF

Scaring a friend walking by herself on a dark street is a bad idea. Scaring a friend who can readily use tae-kwan-doe to kick your ass when grabbed from behind is an even worse idea. #LFMF

Never toast a marshmallow over the stove flame on a fork and then eat it. 4 burn lines on my lips for days. #LFMF

Always remember that catnip is in the mint family of plants. A nice, relaxing, peppermint scented pedicure will end with the cat violently attacking and licking your feet. #LFMF

If your boxers seem to be roomier than normal in front, yet are riding up your butt crack, they’re on backwards. #LFMF

Text Faux Pas

You'll be the guy with the raft that sells burritos on the river. You'd be legendary.

my dentist asked me why my tooth was chipped, i told him i couldn't remember. i think he understands.

Went to use to bathroom and walked in on karaoke. Two girls singing "a whole new world" to each other in the shower. I'm gonna miss this place in the summer

Somebody was walking their dog with their car. seriously

Chuck Norris!

Chuck Norris never wet his bed as a child. The bed wet itself out of fear.

The 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Johnny Depp --> Kevin Bacon

Johnny Depp was in Once Upon a Time in Mexico with Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin was in Masked and Anonymous with Ed Harris
Ed Harris was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon

^I promise I am not intentionally linking everything to KB thru Apollo 13.

Funny Pics
from the collection of websites

^^The RED SQUIRREL (( :: sigh :: from Penguins of Madagascar?? Yes? No? I know. I am a dOrk))

Thank you! Thank you! I am here for all eternity!!