This made me laugh so hard when I saw it. I couldn’t even believe it was serious.
Now this model I see the potential in. It’s not being bought by women who care about their arm fat. It’s being bought by dudes who think they can pull some sort of Pavlovian brainwashing over on their wives.
- Honey, I can’t find my Shake Weight anywhere, and I always work out after Oprah – she’s so inspiring!
- Haven’t seen it dear. <shoves Shake Weight further into golf bag>
- Have you got anything lying about that fits comfortably in my hands and I can shake above my chest for 6 minutes?
- Uhm, let me have a look…Â In my pants!
This is also sort of funny, and relevant.
This is the first installment (of many hopefully) of a new segment I call Cobra Car Conversations.
In this chapter we discuss the shitty neighbourhood we travel through on the way home from soccer practice, crack houses, meth labs, grow-ops, steroids, and Roan’s lack of growth and appetite, as well as his desire to get “fatter”, and how Gage was a dick at his birthday party.
My favourite parts: Josh’s misunderstanding of what goes on at a crackhouse, and his attempt at sneaking his seatbelt off while no one is looking (even after Roan showed him the proper way!!).
On Tuesday we went to see Die Antwoord in Toronto. I was really hot and sweaty and Holly almost passed out, but it was a good show. We met Jon there, then ran into Ryan and Amber. I was surprised to see only one person in Darkside of the Moon boxer shorts, and also at how diverse the crowd was. I saw goth kids, club sluts, metal heads and just about every other stereotype imaginable.
Above is the intro to their set with one of their best tracks, and below is the last song they played (before the encore), which I think is their best track. I unfortunately didn’t record the whole thing because my arm was super tired.
Two very important things to note from the second video:
Last night I went to go hangout with my friend Dave and play some games (that’s code for smoke a joint). As soon as I sat down on his couch, Bruce climbed up on my lap and started being all cute. I pulled out my camera to get a photo, but the bastard moves too fast, and I decided to go for a video instead. I swapped the audio out with another free “Youtube song” that I felt was appropriate since mine and Dave’s conversation was not only really boring, but also top secret.
Unfortunately Bruce wasn’t expecting me, so he wasn’t sporting his manly muscle shirt, or his classy cardigan. I told Dave he looks like Bat Boy sometimes, and Dave said he reminds him of the cat people from Sleepwalkers. I think both are true.
Last week, Tabbouleh wasn’t acting like normal so Holly and I took her to see the vet. They said she was sick for sure, and appears to have herpes (probably from when she was young) but there seems to be more wrong. She’s vomiting a lot, and barely eating. She sits with her head hovering over the water dish (or sometimes in, as seen above) and has very little energy. They gave us antibiotics, and they seem to have helped a bit, but I’m worried it’s something worse. The vet said she could have any number of life threatening diseases that might have sat dormant until something triggered it. She seems to get better, then worse, then better again. She still barely eats, and she moves at only a walking pace (unless I’m chasing her down to give her medicine).
We decided to get Tabbouleh a variety of foods to maybe appeal to her more, but nothing seemed to work. While at the pet store, we picked up a harness and leash so Roan could take Shakespeare outside. That lasted a few minutes, Shakespeare pretty much just froze, and Roan got bored.
Kanika was also a little freaked out by the harness, but at least went and explored a little. Eventually she found a spot she really liked, and was loving it outside. Oliver hated every second of it, and cried until we took him inside. I’m hoping when Tabbouleh gets better she likes it, but I’m still kind of doubtful she’s on the mend.
Last year, when I was staying with Jeff and Dawn in Vancouver, Jeff and I would regularly play Nazi Zombies on his PS3. We never had much luck, rarely ever getting past the second round of dogs. Back then we had no strategy. Now I play with Holly almost once a day. Her and I can get to round 25 or so without any major problems, and just the other night set a new record of 33 rounds survived! One of the things that helps us survive so long is that we exploit a glitch which gets you a third gun.
I have been playing with Jeff in the mornings a lot lately, now that I have my headset back and a working PS3. Jeff and I regularly die before round 5. Once or twice we made it as high as round 18, and I convinced Jeff to attempt getting a third gun. He failed and his gun (along with his interest in playing) was lost.
Today Holly and I made a video of me getting a third gun, and I posted it to Youtube. I sent a link to Jeff, and hopefully he sees it. If any of you Cobra Comrades are tired of killing meat sacks with only 2 guns, just watch the above video tutorial.
*Special thanks to Holly for her excellent cinematography (it only took two takes!).
Here’s some Mighty renderings I made over the last few days. I’ve added a cape and battle axe at my brother’s request, as well as some hair which I felt was appropriate (he’s got more than his father already, a regular occurrence in our family it seems).
I think I’m going to make a version of him with P.J.’s on. Every baby (robot or not) wears P.J.’s. I’m thinking it would be sweet to make him P.J.’s with little humans all over them since Holly and I got Felix a pair of P.J.’s with robots on them. Not sure how hard it would be, so I might have to cop out in a couple ways (i.e. wingdings, clipart).
I did this rendering without any light source except for the light emitting materials in the model (as oppossed to background/ambient light like above). I will turn both into desktop wallpapers for myself and my brother, because I can’t decide which I like better. You can view slightly larger versions by clicking each image if that’s what you’re into.
I think the next time I am bored, with nothing to do, I will download and fiddle with a different renderer for Sketchup. I have seen some that work lightning fast compared to Indigo, but I’ve refrained from trying them thus far due to lack of motivation to learn another new program I can’t afford.
Holly and I finally got over to see the Mighty child on Friday afternoon. It was the first time we got to see him outside of the hospital. I saw his little bracelets on the coffee table and I had to grab a picture. Hopefully this child shares my brother and my personality and when he gets older he will love to see these things and appreciate their awesomeness in the same way.
This is me nervously holding the most delicate thing I’ve ever touched. I was terrified I’d drop him or squeeze a little too hard. He’s only 8 days old in this photo, and he is huge. His legs were all wrapped in his SnugliÂ® and he lied perfectly still for the first five minutes or so. When he finally kicked his legs slightly and I immediately thought I was getting pooped on.
I held him a little while longer, then handed him back to Holly. I think girls are more connected to babies. Or maybe I am just bad at babies.
Holly is great at babies. She’s had tons, and is already an aunt. She’s assured me Felix is nowhere near as delicate as I think he is, and I’m sure she knows. Plus, he’s Mighty. With a capital M.
Yesterday I went back to visit while Holly watched the boys, and I saw my cousin Cory I hadn’t seen since my Gram died, as well as my parent’s (and their awesome car they really want to let me drive). I got a picture of Mighty Felix with his Noble Nan, then shortly after we all left and let the parents have some time without visitors (something I think they’ve had a shortage of recently).
Thursday night Holly took me and the boys to the drive-in. We decided to see Knight and Day and A-Team, although Roan would have preferred to watch Karate Kid and Grownups. I told him the old Karate Kid movies were awesome, and that my “cobra” moniker was inspired by them so now I have to download them.
We took bets that Roan wouldn’t be awake for the second movie, but he managed to see the first ten or fifteen minutes. The next morning, he told Holly why he fell asleep.
Holly: Yes love.
Roan: So, like, the reason that I fell asleep during the scond movie is that I just wasn’t into a team. Like, the first movie was good, but like I just didn’t care about a whole team.
Holly: Yea, Okay!
Roan: What?!? It’s true!
In my opinion the A-Team was the weaker of the two movies, but I’m surprised both boys passed out during it. It definitely had more action and less romance or adult humor than Knight and Day, yet both boys barely lasted the first act. I actually enjoyed Knight and Day, and I’ll probably watch it again some day. I hate Tom Cruise, but it was like a Bourne movie that wasn’t so serious.
The other day I was working on some accessories for my brother’s model of Mighty Felix when my friend Shawn dropped by for a visit. I had just finished making an ax and was working on a set of arms to hold it when Shawn pointed out that from our point of view it looked like a dude was holding an ax, but HE IS the ax! I quickly saw what he was talking about and we decided to call him Paradax (get it?).
A warning to Sketchup’ers out there: Smoking pot while modeling can result in lengthy conversations about questions without answers, and ridiculous renderings of things that don’t make sense. However, it’s also awesome.