28 August 2009

Status Messages

  • Aug 28, 2009

Status Messages

My Gmail-integrated-chat status message is sort of my version of twitter.  Character limited blurbs of what’s going on, interesting facts and quotes, links to various stuff.
For some reason there are still some people who don't use gmail as their primary personal email client.  So they don't get to see any of my status messages.
Not to worry!  I have been collecting them for about the past 10 months:


To pull a man out of the mud, a friend must set foot in that mud - Rabbi Nachman

"In my day, television was called 'books' "

Eat Drink and Be Merry, for tomorrow we die

if you can read this, thank a teacher

poor and happy

do you deserve to be a citizen? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13442226/  or   http://usgovinfo.about.com/blinstst.htm

I want to cuddle her fucking brains out

I consider cuteness an unnecessary bonus.  Fucking jackpot, man.

Set Status Here




You feel the way you do right now because of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment


No one can cut you off if you choose to slow down and let them in


Dinosaur Rap

"I think presumptuousness and judgementalness are major traits of your personality"

Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it. - Georg Hegel

Spare The Air Day, Tomorrow September 5

I can not think of any clever or informative status messages

1/3 of Americans did not vote.

"The impact to the environment, human health, and animal welfare would be enormous if everyone would just cut back on the amount of meat they eat. If 5 people are each vegetarian 20% of the time the impact is the same as 1 person 100% of the time." (stolen from a customer's status message)

Buy Nothing Day, this Friday.  X-mas is about compassion and humanity (and Jesus), not buying lots of crap

Geekfest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A man is as young as (the woman) he feels

An enemy of socialism cannot write in our newspapers - but we don't deny it, and we don't go around proclaiming hypothetical freedom of the press where it doesn't exist, the way you people do - Fidel Castro (Playboy, 1967)

Lets allow love to kindle even when its a bad idea.  Maybe we end up burning the whole fucking house down and losing everything we own and having to sleep in the street.  Maybe.  I prefer the risk to curling up in the cold on the floor indoors because I'm too afraid to light the fireplace.


Terror Experts Warn, Next 9/11 Could Fall on Different Date

One year left http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2013/01/one-more-year.html


They are starting to get desperate http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/01/14/us-usa-pilot-idUSTRE50D12320090114

The next President of the
United Stateshttps://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhOg5e68E8_EVppq-hjU0Am97uu-AxH7gT3MIyNbduD9F2zb9cXjQVGNrZ6E9REYH8W8Gk1GM5i_gT8ifADbxBwQNZeTzm9IhEiEqQiLa6ZzO7-fYBzW5Tpvg60k90uTElklixJQBFGMi0/s1600/barack-obama-beach-450x688.jpg

How much you can do depends on where you believe your limits are. You can do a lot more when you don't know that you can't

I work hard, and I play hard.  Wait, no... I don't work hard at all

if jerks like us would start driving cars like normal people, maybe we could have 70 degree winters every year

"It's good to be open minded, but not so much that your brains fall out"


Militant Agnostic - I don't know, *and you don't know either!*

I wonder if penguins feel inadequate for not being ok without a partner in life?


solution to credit crunch: don't live beyond your means


I never give compliments. I merely make statements and observations of truth

I'm _far_ more humble than you motherfucker


In order to make a solar panel or wind turbine, you have to mine for the iron ore to make the steel, and drill for oil to make the plastic parts

But I was young and foolish then...                ...          I feel old and foolish now

I had to work 5 whole hours today!
No one should ever work 5 hours in one day

Good morning

island of Guernsey is less than 10 miles across, and nearly every adult owns a car.  http://gubbinsexperiment.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-to-do-about-parked-cars.html

Your lifestyle is excessive and unsustainable

A life not enjoyed is a life wasted

Work all day, party tonight, date tomorrow ;)

In a pure free market, if a comet is coming, everybody dies http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2012/03/global-warming-vs-fascism-or-why-nasa.html

$1/2 million cap on tax payer money to CEOs. Pobrecitos http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/fashion/08halfmill.html?_r=3&

"so... due to your heroic deeds fixing our wiring, my roommate has insisted that i go on another date with you"

Large truck + sharp turn off of freeway + gobs of rain + people braking suddenly up ahead for no apparent reason = hydroplaning + fishtailing + adrenaline + a nice little test of my reflexes

Everyone is pro-democracy until the people vote for a law they don't like.  Overturning prop 8 in court = fascism.

11:34.  Guess I'll get dressed.  Good lord I love being self-employed.



I don't play devil's advocate.  I mean, I'm not playing.  I really _am_ the devil's advocate.  Seriously.  The devil is totally awesome.  You should check him out sometime.

I discovered the jelly bean machine accepts pennies.  Uh oh.  So much for rationing...

Texas, owning 6 or more dildos is a felony.  If you own 5 or fewer, you are merely a hobbyist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaUl6x1YXpg

The net worth of
America’s wealthiest 1 percent now exceeds the net worth of the entire bottom 90 percent. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/fy2010_new_era/Inheriting_a_Legacy1.pdf

I was doored on my skates today for the first time ever.

"There are worse things in life than getting your heart broken. It sucks but it's a good honest kind of hurt. Makes you more human"

Censorship at its best:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJR7QlRhM4

I just got pulled over and given the breathalyzer for driving too slow!

Former BikeStation employee shot by Israeli military  http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_11907109

$450million from tax payers directly to the personal accounts of those most directly responsible for the credit crises - including $6.5million to a single AIG executive: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/business/16aig.html?_r=1

I do enjoy my job, but I don't like having to do anything for hours every week.  I'd rather do other things with that time, like, you know, talking to my friends.  I guess I could charge them... but then I'd probably have fewer friends.

4.5 Million Americans are on unemployment (the most in 26 years); only 1/3 of the unemployed receive benefits

21.75 MPG in the 5500lb truck!!!!

The comments after the article are from the generally progressive readers of Mother Jones; we really are going to go the way of the yeast in a beer barrel - drowning in our own waste because we are incapable of not breeding: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2009/03/tiniest-baby-booms-monster

"Because the typical farmers market is supplied by dozens of different farms, each transporting its crops in a separate van or truck ... locally grown produce might actually represent a larger carbon footprint than the same volume of produce purchased at a chain retailer, which gets its produce en masse, via large trucks." - http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/02/spoiled-organic-and-local-so-2008

"People are people, and I still love them (especially the women)"

"Big Brother is not only watching, he is recording it all for later.  And thanks to Congress, there’s not a damn thing we can do about it."

"Human kindness can be a renewable resource"

"Prior to the 1980s, conservatives were fiscally conservative-  they were unwilling to spend more than they took in in taxes. But Reaganomics introduced the idea that virtually any tax cut would so stimulate growth that the government would end up taking in more revenue in the end. In fact, the traditional view was correct: if you cut taxes without cutting spending, you end up with a damaging deficit. Thus the Reagan tax cuts produced a big deficit; the
Clinton tax increases produced a surplus; and the Bush tax cuts produced an even larger deficit. The fact that the American economy grew just as fast in the Clinton years as in the Reagan ones somehow didn't shake the conservative faith in tax cuts as the surefire key to growth." - Francis Fukuyama

screw mutant fruit

"With just 5% of the world's population,
America holds nearly 25% of the world's reported prison population. Our prison population has quadrupled since 1984, and most of the increase comes from people being imprisoned for drug offenses--mostly minor and nonviolent."

Only 5 billion years until the sun expands and engulfs the Earth.
Make the most of them.

Gay animals even more common than we thought: http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_gay_animal_kingdom/

Infant male prairie voles (a normally monogamous specie) which are injected with a single dose of chemical which disrupts oxytocin fail to ever bond with a mate as adults.

29 to 68% of the offspring of monogamous bird species are the results of feathered infidelities.

She's like the character in a movie who comes into the lonely/forlorn/nerdy/hopeless protagonist's life all of a sudden, and complete turns his outlook around, changes his life permanently.

Happy 4500millionth birthday, Earth

"In any case, I need another installment of the soap opera  that is Bakari's all natural biodiesel dating frenzy. The Bold and the Biodiesel? General Handyman?"

24mpg http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-efficiency-upgrades/

1100sq ft RV for multimillionaire trailer trash

Ty, your comment provided me the motivation to actually write this: http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2013/03/gay-animals-social-sex-and.html

Total # of deaths from "swine" flu: 8                   
Total annual deaths from regular old human flu: 500,000               

"I have no idea why anyone went to the movie in the first place, let alone rent it." - Paul Haggis, writer/director of Crash, on its being Netflix's most rented video for the past 4 years

Average US passenger vehicle fuel economy peaked in 1987

Yesterday I did some thing most unusual... Cleaned :)

War predates vertebrae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY9LNEJNrZs&feature=related

Females in more than 80 species eat their mates http://www.youtube.com/watch?..v=ELahVSsrmA8

Slavery predates vertebrae http://www.youtube.com/watch?..v=7jsX0_mwTX8&feature=related

% of Americans who believe in:                           ..   
Astrology - 40%
Creationism - 50%             
ESP - 60%                  
Magnetic Therapy - 70%


lots of stuff to get rid of http://www.biodieselhauling.org/Salvage.html

me = tired

May is bike month.  Its not too late to sign up: http://www.youcanbikethere.com/user/register

Didn't meet my goal, but did better than last year
1:11:31 and am in MUCH less pain than last year! :)

"I saw your truck on 580 this morning as I was heading in to Instructables, and I thought, "I should check out that website."  Now, I'm reviewing entries in the efficiency contest, and here's your truck again!" - CEO of instructables.com

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits reunion show!!! 

I think I have swine flu.  It is getting back at me for making fun of it on my blog.

Counter-protest http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2013/04/counter-protest-not-that-theres.html

"It would be zero emissions if it weren't for the tire smoke" http://www.commutercars.com/videos.html

*26.8 mpg* in a commercial truck!!!

"This is the reason your headaches didn't go away:  that's pronounced _analgesic_ not 'anal'gesic.  The pills go in your mouth."

Winner! http://www.instructables.com/contest/earthjustice/?show=WINNERS

The Obama Reality Show: http://www.hulu.com/the-obama-administration

conservative morality http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind.html

Walmart forces major manufactures to provide earth friendlier products, brings green to the lower classes http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/business/25walmart.html

In a nationwide survey of Americans, atheists were ranked lowest of all groups in terms of trustworthiness, sharing America's vision of society, and approval of who their children marry - lower than Muslims, recent immigrants, and homosexuals.


The human side of evil http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343

"sometimes there's a third, even deeper level, and that one is the same as the top surface one.  Like with pie." http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343


goodnight everybody.  I'll put that link back up tomorrow in case you missed it

I just ate food which I GREW MYSELF!!!!!!!!!


we parked 160 bikes at the first annual Uptown Unveiled festival

Haircut ordered by President of the
United States http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-collections/229295/colbert-report-adventure-quest?current_video=230466

The richest dozen Americans hold roughly as much wealth as the entire lower 50% of the population





Oakland has the nation's cleanest tap water.  Why are you still buying it in bottles?

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

A 7 year old told her mother that a boy in her class asked her to play doctor.  "Oh dear, what happened honey?" asked her nervous mother.
"Not much," said the little girl, "He made me wait 45 minutes, then double billed the insurance company."

She's so hot she's making me sexist.

I was probably the best dressed guy there.        
Imagine that!!!

I have $5 left in the bank.

"What happened?"             
"we grew up"                       
"but you're still playing it" 
"hmm... well... I guess _they_ grew up."

another instructables contest: http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Self-Watering-Planter-made-from-recycled-mat/

Even I think other entries are better than mine... but vote for me anyway:

A "hands-free" cell phone contributes about as much to safer driving as a dashboard beverage holder contributes to safer drinking and driving.

NASCAR saving gas http://ecomodder.com/blog/dale-earnhardt-jr-hypermiles-to-victory-in-nascar-racing/


Notice any similarities? http://tiny.cc/hp2009  and  http://tiny.cc/hp1955         Where does it stop?

Old-school Bakari-style rant-essay: http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2013/04/race-whites-still-winning.html

The number one killer of Americans under 40?  Car accidents.  Every time you get in a car, you may die.

people who should be natural allies against the elite, instead focusing on fighting each other: http://www.anarchistnews.org/?..q=node/8794


I do measure up to the myth though ;-)

Using a cellphone (even w/ handsfree) produces accident rate equal to DUI

My ex says I like to talk, and don't spend enough time asking questions. I think that's probably a valid criticism.

The average new car has around 250 horsepower.  For comparison, my 2.5 ton truck which is capable of hauling another 3 tons at freeway speeds and up
San Francisco hills has under 170 horsepower.

I just got home from singing Bohemian Rhapsody while wearing a bright blue sparkle shirt in Oakland's most famous gay bar and I wonder why people mistake me for gay

today marks 3 years of biodiesel powered hauling and delivery

Slow down http://biodieselhauling.blogspot.com/2012/03/slow-down-my-philosophy-for-life-also.html
3 jobs, 4 truck problems repaired; long day - all finished now! :)


BART strike Monday!! Which means no BikeStation either :( On the other hand, since traffic will be terrible, this is the perfect time to start riding your bike to work :)

Whole Foods CEO is campaigning against national healthcare http://www.alternet.org/story/141961/why_you_should_boycott_whole_foods        http://www.careerjournal.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html

Safeway, Lucky's, and Albertson's are unionized. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods aren't.


Why does everyone think necrophilia is sick?  They didn't think it was sick beforehand.  When she was "alive"

Tap water standards are higher than bottle water standards, yet bottled water costs approx. 2000 times more. http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2009/07/bottled-waters-can-you-taste-difference San Fransisco and the
East Bay have some of the nations cleanest tap water. 

"Of course, everyone - regardless of race and sex - will hit occasional bumps on the road. And everyone, white men included, has put out some sort of effort to get where they got. But when the folks on the smoother road go faster and further, let’s not pretend it’s because they’re better drivers."


"Middle class people put a tremendous amount of focus on addressing issues of language and protocol, but addressing one’s racist conditioning is more about communication than language, more about self-awareness than protocol, more about humility than expertise." http://www.anarchistnews.org/?..q=node/9455

The future of transportation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?..v=hdJrUuoU53s

If you are going to be stopped more than 1 second, it takes more fuel to idle than to start http://www.iwilltry.org/b/projects/how-many-seconds-of-idling-is-equivalent-to-starting-your-engine/
Shut your engine at every red light.

People are like elephants.  Some of them are just jerks.


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