Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I have been an avid automobile operator since 2001. It took me 4 times to pass my road test, but when I did, I propelled myself into my Solid (Jersey?) Gold 1995 Toyota Camry.
Witness the greatness:
This car was passed down (given) from my father, to my mother and then to me. I didn't care about its age or lack of a security system, or the fact that it was stolen in '98 from my driveway and all they left was a dollar on the ground (true story), or its eventual lack of the honk feature, all I cared was that I could drive. Now what I did grow to care about greatly was my license plate. "License plate??", you ask. Yes, license plate.
Witness the greatness, part deux:
Nothing special to you, but to me this was basically the name of my car. I cannot tell you the amount of times I had to input this plate number into the Traffic Violations Bureau website in order to see how much I owed for a ticket. It had to have exceeded 30. But as time passed, New York State license plates changed. The Statue of Liberty vanished; in it's place, some random blue jungle shit. Now, when New York state instituted these changes and required all plates to change, the amount of digits ALSO changed. So New York went from having the very symmetric and beautiful looking ABC-123 format to the ugly nasty ABC-1234 format. But not I! My license plate number stayed the same!
Witness the greatness, part III:
Unfortunately folks, F80-1LK recently passed away... for good. For reasons I shall not get into here, I was forced to go to the Department of Mean Vaginas not once, not twice, but THREE times in order to get a new registration for my vehicle. My prize for my patience? This foul piece of horridness.
Witness the ebb, part "this sucks fat cow dick":
Come on!?!?!? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS??? ERK...??? Ugh! Ugly ugly ugly. UGHly. Now I go from being a one of a kind driver with a super-awesome-cool ABC-123 formatted licence plate to a run-of-the-mill looking-like-every-other-car ABC-1234 formatted piece of crap.
This may sound unreasonable and retarded, but I am so serious. I am so sincere.
I want my plate back!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Haven't updated in awhile. SORRY!
Some quick thoughts:
1) Riverdale in the news a lot recently. First about Horace Mann closing for swine flu ::cough:: BULLSHIT ::cough:: and now this:
Wow. I mean, what the fuck?? I guess this is where I would make a Jewish joke, but this is too much! Home grown terrorists in the 'Dale... of all places??? Messed up.
2) Yankees have been making me feel real good. Mr. Leigh Teixeira is finally stepping up. Maybe Alex got him some juice?
3) Fox news: obviously, it is a joke network. But, it has had the highest ratings consistently. This has pissed me off. Then I got to thinking about it. We all know our education system has been failing miserably for the past 20+ years. So, now we have a lot of people who have grown up with a sub-par education, right? Well, are those people more likely to watch real, objective news that make you think?.... OR.... bullshit propaganda that is basically a low form of entertainment? The fact that Fox News is so popular is just a sad testament to the educational state of America.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I've been looking at a lot of picture of the old OLD Yankee Stadium, like from 1923-1973 yankee stadium, before it was renovated. I came across this picture from 1951 and I thought it was cool. Mostly because it shows the old Yankee Stadium (left), as well as the Polo Grounds (mid-right). This is also where I travel back forth everyday to go to work. I love how the FDR drive wasn't even built yet, but you can see the beginnings of the Major Deegan. Also, the skyline in the background is pretty sick.