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I first told you about this. Three months after that, this happened.

And now, while we were back home last week, we got these:

One more shipment to go,


More like: JAG DU SHBAG.

For the love of Christ,


To find out why, click here.

Then email him here and let him know you think the same.

That photo of McDonnell has no apparent aesthetic value,


…wandering around a Lowe’s parking lot in Madera, California yesterday afternoon. They were lost, dirty and hungry. After luring them into our car with a grilled chicken breast we just happened to have on us (long story), we drove them to an animal rescue shelter in Fresno.

Since moving to California in November 2008, KB and I have rescued well over a dozen lost, abandoned or strayed animals. So to all the Californians who read “The Blarg” I beg of you, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR GODDAMN PETS!

I’m a sucker for misery,


…I went to California on a school trip. It was the first time I had ever been to Los Angeles.

During the trip our class visited Universal Studios. At the end of the day, just as we were about to leave, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to go ahead and run up the down escalator.

It proved to be a horrible idea. I tripped and, well, this happened.

Which was then followed by an emergency room visit (as chaperoned by my seventh grade history teacher, Mrs. Johnson) and a handful of stitches.

This past Friday a few of us went to Universal Studios for Halloween Horror Nights, and I returned to that dreaded escalator for the first time in more than twenty years.

Oddly enough, I found myself getting nostalgic for what truly was a traumatic event. I started wondering if buried somewhere deep within the mechanics of the escalator was possibly a tiny bit of me.

That would be awesome. And creepy. But mostly awesome.

I’ve seen my kneecap,


The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can suck it.

Embarrassed to be a Californian/American again,


ANOTHER high-five to Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker!

The dinosaurs are fighting a losing battle,


Good job!

Suck on that, haters,


A new seven-song EP called “Mount Wittenberg Orca.”

This digital-only release can be yours for a charitable donation (there are four levels: $7, $25, $50 and $100). All proceeds go to the National Geographic Society’s Ocean Initiative.

Get your copy and learn more here.

Music is saving the whales,


…of Angel Stadium when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the desert. We felt the entire deck sway back and forth.

I admit, I got pretty freaked out. I’m not a big fan of being that high in the sky anyway, but when you add an earthquake to the mix the whole thing kind of makes me want to throw up.

I posted a short blurb about it on my Facebook page just after it happened; shortly after, a friend posted this in the comments section:

I love that kid.

The cough is the best part,


Old Poop!