Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scott Brand Lies to You

First off I would like to thank all of the people that are spamming the old Blog. So I stopped by to post a complaint about some company and there is a bunch of spam. Somehow that seems just about right

Anyway the good peole at Scott Brands is advertising that if your stop by their website and do a survey. You are then supposed to get a free month of Hulu. Well in reality you get a chance to give them all your credit card information. If you do not give them your personal information you do not get the free month.

I was so annoyed that I called Hulu. They claimed it was a standard industry practice. Well the only site I know of like them is Netflix. Well I tried them out and actually got a free month without having to jump through hoops. I called the people at Scott and they claim that they let you know before hand. Well it is toward the bottom of a several page document that is shrunk down to 4 pt font. So yes they do tell you that they are lying to you about the free month. They just do it in the sneakiest way possible.

Well if you come across this offer don't believe it. Scott just want to survey you with out giving you anything in return.

So go Brawny

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cat in a Bag

Why does my cat sit on or in my computer bag. I just do not get it. Here sits Maya on my bag at the end of practice in our office. You can tell there was a practice by the large number of beat up balloons laying around.

It makes you wonder. Maybe she wants to go out with me when I leave. Even if she did I am sure that she would rather not travel in my bag.

If you have any ideas let me know.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ideas of March March

 As always the Ideas of March March was a great thing. The clowns and I joined some other denziens of the city on our yearly misson to make people aware that they should beware of the Ides of March March. Here was are walking down the street warning everyone that we were there. It is hard to tell who is in clown face from behind. You also may not be able to tell I am on stilts.

In the lower right corner is Amelia the President of the Tri-Rivers Clown Alley. So perhapse this counts as our first joint operation with the Tri-Rivers.

Most of the pictures I took were like this one of a passing car. They were waving at us that we are number one. Usually one uses their pointer finger for that . Still, I will not judge.

The bottom picture is Mandy and the 18th Annual March cake.

Well as you can see I am a lousy photographer. I hope Walt got better pictures.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Salvage 1

This is a great little show that I recently discovered. I mean it is Andy Griffith with a rocket ship. The only sad part is that they made so few of them. I am smelling a remake with Denis Farina in the title role.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

An Old Friend

I am spending a day with an old friend to work on a new one. With in the Clown Brigade is something called the White Book. It is tha majority of the proficiencies that you are able to work on as a Junior Clown. It is basically the guidelines on how to become a standard clown.

The book was meant to go with something that we never really bothered working on. These are the proficiencies that Standard Clowns are allowed to work on. We have been calling it the Red Book even though it does not actually exist.

Well as of today there is actually a Red Book. It includes advanced version of the White Book Proficiencies and some that are new. As of now there are 17 Proficiencies in it. There are a dozen that are being finished and need to be voted on by the Brigade Council.

On some level this is progress.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

A Group of Clowns

What is a group of clowns called?

One of the folks in my troupe looked this up. According to what they found it is a Buggy.

What the heck. I have never heard that. It is like a Lion being told that his Pride is called a chair.

I looked this up on the internet. I came across Yahoo answers third or fourth on the list of search results. It indeed said that a group of clown was called a Buggy. Upon further inspection this answer was voted on by yahoo users.

So basically a group of people who may or may not know the answer get to vote on what they think the answer is.

Well that sounds like a great system. No wonder wikipedia is not considered a valid research tool. Oh that reminds me. I have to go on wikipedia and add the time I landed on the moon while a crew member of Appolo 15.

Oh by the way. A group of clowns is called a Troupe or sometimes and Alley.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

A Sign That You are a Nerd

There are several sign that you are a nerd. One of those signs is that you have more than a passing familiarity with the Tardis.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Chalk Theiving Cats

Why are my cats stealing chalk???

There are three chalk boards in the Clown Cave. There is chalk in a couple of places around the room. We are big into chalk. We have white chalk and colored chalk. There are pictures and lists put on various chalk boards.

The odd thing is that chalk end up in small piles in the corners of the upstairs rooms. That means that the kitties are gathering it up and piling it up. I have never known a cat to do this sort of thing before. It is very odd.
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