The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: May, 2005

Short Week

Thank God it’s already Tuesday, that’s all I have to say. Interesting thing about this waterlogged month: Even on days that were relatively nice this weekend, it rained at least once. I’m wondering how many days DIDN’T have at least a little sprinkle this May. I know this morning I was rained on walking from […]

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Photo Album Link

Had the opportunity today to make an official visit to what remains of the amusement park *I* was supposed to own someday (by invitation of someone with keys and permission to be there). I took my camera with me. The very sad photos are located in this album.

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Movie Mogul

Now that Oliver Stone has been arrested for DUI, it’s up to the Big DumpTruck to find some way to fill your movie live. Presenting some of the very first movies made by our family. This first entry was created entirely by my step-son Jon, who obviously has quite a future ahead of him. Kung […]

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Magic Bullet

Joan: Don’t fear, this isn’t the magic bullet from the bedside table! Welcome, Magic Bullet blender system! Magic Bullet: Hello! Joan: Do you get that a lot? Magic Bullet: The confusion? Yes, actually. It’s quite embarrassing, actually. You know, if you don’t spend a lot of time browsing in those kinds of stores, well, you […]

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New Interview With Still Life

Joan’s been talking to a Slinky. (Actually, this was published a while ago and I just forgot to copy it here.)

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Slinky

Slinky Joan: An icon if there ever was one, welcome the official state toy of Pennsylvania… Slinky! Slinky: Thank you! Joan: I just couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve been a huge fan for years. And between you and me, you are the real deal. No plastic Slinkies for this journalist! Slinky: Well, that’s very sweet […]

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So Then, What Next

Okay, we’ve done the Pork Rind experiment. And for the record, Bill, I’m not going to do a comparison between the kind you buy in the grocery store and the kind you buy in a pet store. I’ll leave that in your capable hands. I guess the two snack foods that come to mind are […]

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Another Snack Food Experiment

I remember way very long ago (back in April) I brought up the subject of pork rinds. I had never eaten one, which I don’t think is unusual. I’m going to guess if I polled 100 random people, 99 of them would say they’d never had one. Last Friday I was at the Victory/Hannaford (dammit, […]

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Odd Spam Pitches

I get spam, as you can imagine. Having had my own website since 96, my address has been out and about for a long, long time. A long time. I’ve been getting spam since before some of you knew what a URL was. But there are some items that get offered via email that just […]

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Products You Should Buy to Be Like Me

It’s time for that regular Big DumpTruck feature: How to Be Like Jody. If you buy the following products/do the following things, you can be just like me. Isn’t that the goal of each and every one of my faithful readers? Yes, I thought so. 1. Honey Nut Chex Mix. I love this stuff. I […]

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