Resolute

justin monkey, Ravings, Vice Leave a Comment

Well, it’s that wonderful time of year again. I’m referring to that time of year where the general populace makes promises to themselves in full knowledge that they have no intention of keeping said promises. The icing on the cake is that many people genuinely get disappointed with themselves for failing themselves on something they never intended to do in …

Mahalo, turkey

justin monkey, Ravings Leave a Comment

What’s full of rum, a little fizzy and topped with a tiny umbrella?  Well, if it’s about 2PM on the day before Thanksgiving then the answer would be: me. A couple hours before that and the answer would be: the ridiculous tiki drink ordered at the Chinese food joint. Work traditions are a key ritual in bonding you and your …

Venue Shmenu

justin Austin, Live Music, Places, Texas Leave a Comment

Throughout my college years I was fortunate enough to be situated in absolutely the right place in Texas to watch amazing things happen to me: Waco. Sure there was all that Branch Davidian stuff when I was a freshman at Baylor University, but there was a lot of other really incredible stuff as well: 100 miles North, Dallas; 100 miles …

Holiday what?

justin monkey, Ravings, Stupidity Leave a Comment

I know it has been gone over a thousand times (I even saw an IHOP commercial about it last night), but what the hell is up with pushing Christmas stuff like crazy before Thanksgiving and even, to some degree, around Halloween? I realize that for many retailers, the Christmas season marks the time of year where they can attempt to …

Ooooh, shiny!

justin monkey, Popular Culture, Ravings, Vinyl Leave a Comment

I’m the first to admit it: I’m a hoarder. Worse than that, I have tendencies towards being a completist hoarder. That’s the worst kind there is. Anyone who has been near my home “workspace” can tell you: I’m just a spark away from a fiery inferno of vinyl death. Probably my only saving grace in all of this is that …

Dealing with the modified – 2nd in a series

justin Body Modification, Ravings, Stupidity Leave a Comment

I’m hoping my first little discussion helped you, my casual plainskinâ„¢ reader. For you, the modified reader, I hope these little missives provide a little bit of gentle agreeable head-nodding and perhaps even a few whispered “you tell ’em, brother’s.” Like I said, these tiny bits of cultural gold aren’t in any particular order.  Like most revelations, these just come to …

You always knew Velma was the badass of the group

justin Awesomeness, Cartoons, Popular Culture, Television Leave a Comment

It’s undeniable. Any Scooby-head worth their salt always knew to look out for Velma. Now, Travis Pitts (who does some freakin’ amazing designs) and Threadless put out what could be one of the best Scooby-related articles of clothing yet. This Velma could probably even give Buffy, Wichita and even Eden Sinclair a run for their money. This shirt deserves to be …

Random shits

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Things pop into my head. I know that happens to just about everyone, but I tend to vocalize the odd things that pop into my head. It is both an endearing and annoying quality about me. Squeezle has learned to just occasionally tell me to give it a rest and that will provide her with at least thirty minutes of …