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Month: April, 2006

Nobody Sang “Tie Your Mother Down”

I guess maybe being on ABC, owned by Disney [Ed: Christine, you’re right, it’s Fox. They should have ALL sung this song.] kept “Tie Your Mother Down,” one of my favorite Queen songs, off Idol last night. God I love Queen. It was nice to have a whole bunch of good songs (no offense to Kenny Rogers, who no longer has anything in common with the MadTV version played by Will Sasso, my hero. Although it would have been pretty funny if he had.)

I’ve been watching this season more than any other, and up until last night I had never voted for anyone. I just leave it up to the rest of America. But Paris knocked my proverbial socks off (cause I was wearing flipflops at the time, yo) and I actually took the time to call and vote for her. 5 times. So Paris, honey, your talent just pushed me right over the edge. Amazing.

As a side note, when did Roger Taylor become an accountant? A white shirt and tie? What have they done to you!?

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Nobody Sang "Tie Your Mother Down"

I guess maybe being on ABC, owned by Disney [Ed: Christine, you’re right, it’s Fox. They should have ALL sung this song.] kept “Tie Your Mother Down,” one of my favorite Queen songs, off Idol last night. God I love Queen. It was nice to have a whole bunch of good songs (no offense to Kenny Rogers, who no longer has anything in common with the MadTV version played by Will Sasso, my hero. Although it would have been pretty funny if he had.)

I’ve been watching this season more than any other, and up until last night I had never voted for anyone. I just leave it up to the rest of America. But Paris knocked my proverbial socks off (cause I was wearing flipflops at the time, yo) and I actually took the time to call and vote for her. 5 times. So Paris, honey, your talent just pushed me right over the edge. Amazing.

As a side note, when did Roger Taylor become an accountant? A white shirt and tie? What have they done to you!?

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An Apology to Kenny, our Server from Chilis

Kenny, Kenny, Kenny. I am such a schmuck. I didn’t notice until today that I didn’t leave the merchant copy of the charge slip when we ate there last week, and that means you didn’t get a tip. My God, man, you should have chased us out of the restaurant and caused a big scene! Well, no, that isn’t good either. But I realize that they can’t put the charge through for anything more than the bill, which means you didn’t get a tip. I’m really really sorry and I’ll be back some night this week to drop off cash for you, with an extra dollar just for your pain and suffering. Again, I’m sorry, and the next time you see us, please don’t spit in our food.

Yours,

Jody

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Top Five WTF

Hey, I got hand-picked to kick off a new Top Five mini list. I’m still not sure why *I* was selected, but apparently my stuff works for the new moderator because one of my entries made the first list.

Now remember, this is a very surreal one. The topics don’t necessarily make any sense, so the list itself, well, I guess you’ll either be amused by it or not. Simple!

I still randomly make what we like to call “The Big List”.

See my oddball entry on the WTF list (yes, it means what you think it means) at http://www.littlefivers.com/wtf/

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Hebert Candy Mansion Sold at Auction

Wow, this one kind of surprised me. The Hebert Candy Mansion was sold at auction yesterday after the the bank had to foreclose on the mortgage. I had noticed other Hebert locations closing/changing but that was just such an icon. If you go to their website it still says there are activities going on this weekend and next (they do a big business for Easter), but if someone foreclosed, doesn’t that mean they are out of there? The Hebert’s Confections people apparently just rent the space now from the property owners (who sold them the candy company but kept the property.)

The Hebert’s Confections people bid on the property but apparently didn’t win it, because I heard an abutter bought the property. I don’t know much more about it, other than that the whole thing was valued in the >$3 million range.

Still, very sad that another institution is now gone, unless the new guy’s intention is to continue letting them rent the space. That would be very cool of him.

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No Comment

I’m not going to comment on the Mandisa thing, at least not the way everyone else is. I loved her singing. I thought she should have at least made the top 5. But even I wouldn’t have voted for her this week. That’s what it comes down to – were you better than everyone else?

What frightened me was that the bottom three this week were, with Chris, my favorite performers. I think Elliot has an amazing voice but he doesn’t have the “Idol” vibe. Chris is in a league of his own, talentwise. Paris is amazing too…I have her 2nd to Chris, I think. So imagine my shock when I saw the bottom three. Were these people even listening to Bucky sing? Seriously? And Taylor, love him as a person, but he stunk up the joint Tuesday. How the hell did he avoid the chopping block? Is America watching the same competition I am?

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Last Season for Tri-Town?

As I have previously reported, there are plans afoot to turn the space that is currently occupied by the Tri-Town drive-in into affordable housing. According to an article in yesterday’s Fitchburg Sentinel, it looks like the owner is leaning toward selling, mostly because of three tax increases on his property in the past year knocking out all profits from the 6 months he can run his business.

He hinted that he might open a new drive-in somewhere else, but having heard stuff like that before, I wouldn’t count on it. So kids, this summer is probably your last chance to go to a local drive-in. They opened for the season this past weekend.

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01:02:03 04/05/06

Just as a heads-up, I’m not going to be awake when the clock strikes 01:02:03 on 04/05/06. I could, but I won’t. I don’t think the world is going to end, and while it’s kind of cool, it’s not worth me waking up in the middle of the night. Unless I have to pee and I’m already up.

If you do “experience” this as it happens, though, please feel free to drop me a note to let me know if you felt a disturbance in the Force.

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Laundry

I think I should start wearing disposable clothes. That way I’ll never have mountains of dirty laundry to look at ever again. I think that’s just best for everyone.

And it would also help keep me fashionable, because I would only wear new things. Something to keep in mind.

I’m not sure how to handle towels. Maybe invent a big blower thingy the removes the need for them?

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Okay, that was long enough

What’s worse, thinking the Dump had ceased to be, or finding out that you in fact aren’t going to have a new source of Dump Truck supplies after all?

Le Fool d’Avril

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