Rolling 13

Dex Romweber Duo, “Roll On” off their 2014 album Images 13. Yay, they’re still making music!

- Badtux the Music Penguin

We need a cage match!

Vegans are annoying. They’re always calling you a murderer if you eat meat, wear leather shoes, or have a leather belt.

Bicyclists are annoying. They’re always calling you a planet killer if you’re driving twenty minutes when you could be spending two hours bicycling, not to mention that they enjoy blocking traffic until it backs up half a mile behind them because they have a legal right to be an asshole so there.

What would happen if you rounded up half a dozen vegans and half a dozen bicyclists and put them in a cage to fight to the death? Who would win, the bicyclists with their tiny vestigial dinosaur arms and giant legs, or the vegans with their stick-like bodies with 0% body fat and all the muscle of a supermodel?

I’m betting on the bicyclists because of their giant legs, the vegans’ stick bodies simply lack the muscle to beat someone to death, but then the bicyclists would have a hard time kicking the vegans with those giant legs because how do you kick something that’s 2 microns wide? So it might end up being a draw.

Uhm, yeah. I’m being politically incorrect today. And your point is? :)

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Calexico, “Crystal Frontier”, off their 1998 album Even My Sure Things Fall Through. It’s got horns. What more do you need to know?

- Badtux the Music Penguin

Well, I just finished cleaning out enough of the garage so I can back in the minivan to install the tow hitch tomorrow evening. I’m going to put it up on ramps to get a bit more room under the back to work, because it’s rather low to the ground otherwise. So we’ll see.

So checking the news today, a couple things going on. First, let’s look at Cuba. Apparently President Obama is normalizing relations with Cuba. The predictable people are predictably freaking out of course. They seem to have these problems:

  1. We shouldn’t be acknowledging or supporting a Communist country. Hmm, so the people upset about supporting a Communist country are going to return every bit of Chinese-made stuff in their house *right now*, I suppose?
  2. This new policy will keep the Castros in power. Unlike the policy of isolation imposed in 1960, which for the past 54 years has worked splendidly at … uhm… oh wait, the Castros are still in power?

But of course the real reason is that Obama is a Muslin Satin.

A fine weave cotton cloth?!

And aside from being a fine cloth, Obama is a ni-CLANG! So there.

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Shiny bright

These young siblings, only one of whom is old enough to buy a beer, have talent. Echosmith, “Bright” off their 2013 album Talking Dreams.

- Badtux the Music Penguin


It took literally a week for the new tow hitch for the Whale to make it from Sacramento CA to Sunnyvale, CA. It then sat in Sunnyvale for 2 days, apparently going nowhere fast despite the fact that it was only a few miles from my house. At that point, I gave up on UPS delivering it and told them to hold it at the depot.

Upon picking it up I discovered the reason for the delay: UPS had destroyed the packaging and it took them that long to figure out where it was supposed to go. Then when it arrived in Sunnyvale, the delivery truck driver (a contractor this time of year) took a look at what UPS had done and said “Nuh-uhn, I’m not taking that, they’ll blame *me* for the damage.” So eventually they did re-package it in a bunch of bubble wrap and undoubtedly the driver would have accepted it the next day, but of course I picked it up myself that next day so.

Here is what it looked like once UPS got finished wrapping it like a mummy:


Uhm, yeah.

Luckily it didn’t have any hardware to lose — it mounts with the existing bumper mount bolts on the frame of the minivan. Also luckily, that’s one stout piece of steel. So I took it. Now to install it…

- Badtux the Tow Penguin

Junip, “After All is Said and Done”, off their 2013 album Junip.

- Badtux the Music Penguin


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