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A Cavalcade Of Foolery

Hows about a little worthless posting for this fine Friday. I offer no rhyme or reason for anything that follows.

Lets start with something simple. I've been pondering of late, if I could eliminate one particular current rock band from existence, which one would it be? I'm not saying the band members need to die a horrible, slow death mind you. I would just like the ability to go back in time and change a simple part of their lives, which would in turn cause them to not start the band. Say instead of a kid getting a guitar for Christmas, I would make sure he gets a clarinet, or something like that.

After some thought, I've decided my choice would be Nickelback. There is nary one song I find even slightly digestible from what I've heard, yet they are played every 1.2 seconds on the radio. It's all rather nauseating to me.

So I ask two questions. First, If you like Nickelback, please tell me how and why? Second, who would be your band/singer of choice?

In my first year of poker blogging, I received a comment from a fellow online poker player who noted we lived in the same city. Always cool to find other folks interested in poker that are nearby. Occasionally we would see each other at the tables and briefly chat. I hadn't chatted with him in ages, but just recently received an email from him the other day.

It turns out he had seen the name Jax in his daughters school classroom and was trying to figure out where he had heard that name. He then saw a picture of Jax in the classroom and again was trying to figure out how he knew that kid. He ended up putting 2 and 2 together and to find that his daughter and my son are in the same class. Small world indeed.

So J.S., if you are reading this, I forgot to mention in my email to you, but we should try and get a home game going sometime. Nothing fancy, just cards, beer, sports on the tube, etc. Let me know if you are interested...

Speaking of kids, we have a pervert in our neighborhood garnering local press (I'm at work and that link is blocked so I'm not really sure what it or story or what). He has no rap sheet and hasn't broken any laws, but we have reason to believe he was bumping uglies with himself in his car while watching our kids play in the yard a few months back. He will park in various areas of the neighborhood - always around children playing - and just sit there for hours.

Two days ago a local news channel came by to interview ChickJax , but she declined to be on camera. She did answer some questions off camera and the crew ended up taking some shots of toys in our yard as filler for the news story. They did finally interview one of our neighbors down the street. We watched the news last night and sure enough, there was the boys big wheel. They zoomed in real close 'cause our yard is pretty horrific. We're in a severe drought right now and that is just a great excuse for the condition of my yard. I'll leave it at that.

I kid you not, if I ever see that pervert parked on my street again, his car and my Louisville Slugger will become acquainted. Sick fuck.

Speaking of POI (people of interest), I'm gonna be hard pressed to one up my Halloween costume from last year. I go to a party every year and last year I went as the P.O.I. you see in the pic to the left. Honestly, looking at that picture still trips/creeps me out. Hard to believe I can look like that. The extra pounds I had last year definitely adds to the character somehow.

Prior to the party last year, which was/is in a large facility deep in the woods, I got permission from the host to show up early and hang wanted posters throughout the building. I then showed up fashionably late and the buzz quickly began that some dude that just showed up is on posters in the building. I should add the building is normally some kind of police or fire department social hall when not being rented out, so not too far fetched that a wanted poster would be there.

The bulk of folks realized it was all part of the Halloween gag, but I'll never forget one dude who fell for the whole bit, hook, line and sinker. He came up to me and said, "Dude, do you know there is a wanted poster of you up in the bathroom? I swear man, you might want to get out of here quick." One to oblige, I quickly darted out of the building towards the parking lot. It was a damn goot time.

This year, the host has asked for a themed affair, with all attendees coming to the party in their best Undead costume. I've decided to go as an Undead Homeless Man. Lets be honest, when zombies start hitting the streets, who are the first people that will be taken down? That's right, the bum sleeping under the newspapers on the street. So it stands to reason that there should be at least one undead bum at the party.

Current accessories to my outfit are a sign around my neck on cardboard that reads, "Will Eat Your Brains For Food" as well as a brown bag for my tasty beverage. I'll be heading to Goodwill for some cheap nasty clothes tomorrow morning to complete the look. I'm hoping ChickJax's sister will hook me up with some make-up artistry as she's good at that shit. If the outfit is a success, I'll take pictures accordingly.

Well that's it for today. See you at the tables folks.

Until next time, may the felt be with you.

posted by TripJax @ 5:53 PM,


At 4:24 PM, Blogger lj said...

1) cannot answer, b/c everytime i hear that song rock star (that's nickelback, right?) i want to crawl in a hole

2) has to be fergie/black eyed peas. i LOVED these guys after their first two albums (bridging the gap is some good shit) but then they got fergie and it's been a straight downward spiral ever since. calling "my humps" a song insults all the real songs that real musicians make.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger jusdealem said...

I've always liked Nickelback...I like their sound and lyrics. Guess I'm alone in this?? LOL

At 8:57 PM, Blogger surflexus said...

I like Nickleback's music. This guy's not really a "rock star" or even a band, but nothing gets me hitting the next button any quicker than John Mayer.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Astin said...

I like Nickelback beca...wait, I fucking hate Nickelback. What a craptacular excuse for a band. Calling them sell-outs would be wrong because they STARTED as admitted sell-outs, writing crappy songs with catches that get stuck in your head with the sole aim of getting radioplay and people without any musical taste to come to their shows.

But, if I had to choose someone, they'd be a VERY close second to the ultimate fake rocker - Avril Lavigne.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger StB said...

We joke about this at the bar. You are allowed to question the sexuality of any guy who plays Nickelback on the jukebox or requests it on the radio. Totally gay.

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