A Special Holiday “Thank You” Column (Sort of)

Tipton, Entwistle & Powell—“Edge of the World”

MoTW—“Clerks II”

Not surprisingly, no word back from Britney or her camp yet. Part of me
thought that maybe Paris knows and is holding her back from getting in
touch with me, but another part of me knows that she’s too stupid to
read so I’ll be patient for a while longer.

Someone out of the goodness of their heart did leave a comment on last
weeks column thingy, but it wasn’t total goodness since it was actually
spam. Something to do with making extra money doing some thing through
some site. Pissed me off. Hell, it pissed of P S Gifford a bit too since
he also left a comment which included the word “bloody”. That’s like
saying “fuck” X 4 which is pretty strong. You really don’t want to piss
me off and you especially do not want to piss of The Giff.

Now see what you’ve done? He might get pissed off at me for calling him
“The Giff”. This might turn out to be a domino effect type of thing
where I’m pissed off at the person who left the money-making comment and
then I turn around and piss off The Giff so much so he flies over here
and lops my head off with a gigantic sword. Since I can’t erase what I
typed above, I’ll just have to face the consequences, no matter what
they may be.

Luckily, I had the chance to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra again this
past Friday. If you haven’t done so, you absolutely need to see them
when they come to your neck of the woods. No matter how many times I’ve
seen them (it’s been four for those counting), I always get a chill down
my spine watching them perform.

I also finally got to attend an autograph signing with the band and I
was impressed with how friendly they all were, even after performing
balls out for almost 3 hours. A special thanks goes out to Chris Caffery
for taking a few extra seconds to speak with me as I resorted to
geeked-out fanboy mode when I complimented him on his solo album. Well
done everyone, can’t wait to see you again next year!

While I’m thanking folks, I might as well give a shout out to Chuck &
Cindy for wishing me a happy birthday. The webmaster from this non-award
winning site forwarded me their birthday wishes which I finally opened
this week. That’s okay though, I like to spread out my birthday by
weeks, months if possible, until I get bored doing so. For those that
don’t know Chuck, he’s the guy in Iowa who LOVES Disney movies. He even
copied a few of them for me a few years ago proving he’s a swell guy.
What Cindy sees in him I’ll never know….

COMING NEXT: I’d thank you too if only

Stephen Johnson

The idea of building a website with Bob came from Stephen in the days of message boards and chat rooms. We settled on the name TheWeirdcrap.com and the rest is history. Retired since he hit the ripe age of 25, he spends most his time doing odd-jobs around the house and digging thru trash bins for "stuff that's still good." Stephen has contributed several short stories and hosted the "Lunatic Ravings" column since the beginning (1999). The idea of writing weekly columns came from Stephen before blogs or blog sites ever existed. So, I guess that makes him THE FIRST BLOGGER IN THE WORLD!!!


9 thoughts on “A Special Holiday “Thank You” Column (Sort of)

  1. I think people would be quaking in their boots a little bit more if I had added an extra “f” in there. “Piss of the Giff” is terrifying but not as terrifying as “piss OFF the Giff”. Fucking keyboard. -Stephen

  2. My piss can actually be quite terryfying- It has been a bright yellow on occasion.

    So perhaps The piss of Giff is indeed terryfying.

    I can just see some poor sold taking a sip from a glass they found in my refridgerator.

    “Oh, my god, I thought it was mountain dew…”

  3. I never though about it that way. I BOW TO YOUR BRILLIANCE! However I take back that bow as I wonder why anyone would actually store pee in their fridge….-Stephen

  4. I don’t know, seems kind of…odd. In all my years on this planet and the billions and billions of people I’ve known, not one has mentioned anything about putting urine in the fridge. However, I do have to go to the Home Depot tomorrow and I’ll ask around while there. Those are “real” people that shop there, they know what they’re doing and I’m sure they won’t run away when I ask.-Stephen

  5. Fertilizers

    From wikepidia.

    Urine has applications in gardening and agriculture as a fertilizer. Gardeners often recommend a dilution of 10-15 parts water to one of urine for application to pot plants and flower beds during the growing season; pure urine can chemically burn the roots of some species. Urine typically contains more than 50% of the nitrogen and phosphorus and potassium content of whole sewage, and is widely considered as good as or better than commercially-available chemical fertilisers or stabilised sludge from sewage plants. Urine is also used in composting to increase the nitrogen content of the mulch, accelerating the composting process and increasing its final nutrient values.

    Urine is also being actively considered as a fertilizer for use in food-crop agriculture in developed countries. Studies into its feasibility and safety usually indicate that it is an acceptable alternative to chemical fertilisers and stabilised sludge. However, the technology to implement its use on a large scale has not been developed, and is considered too expensive. There are also concerns over its safety regarding the potential for transmitting infectious disease and refluxing xenobiotic compounds (associated with toilet-cleaning products and prescribed drugs expelled in urine) in the human food chain. Proponents of adopting urine for this use usually claim the risks to be negligible or acceptable, and point out that sewage causes more environmental problems when it is treated and disposed of compared with when it is used as a resource. Critics generally agree that more research is needed into how the resource is to be collected, processed and handled.

    A few people use urine as a crop fertilizer. These include organic farming cooperatives and eco-villages where special urine-diverting toilets with collecting tanks are installed. Many of these also employ concepts such as greywater irrigation and the composting of fecal matter. Many are the subject on ongoing feasibility studies sanctioned by governments and private organisations. These people generally reject safety concerns over its use on food crops provided that it is used with common sense. For example, application to fruit trees is considered safer than to bushes and especially root crops. It is also considered sensible to cease application at a safe interval before harvesting. However, the use of urine for this purpose is even rarer than its use on ornamental gardens.

    In developing countries, the application of pure urine to crops is also rare. However, whole, untreated sewage, termed night soil, is often applied to crops and is considered essential. It is worth noting that this practice is not new and has been applied, along with crop rotation schemes, for thousands of years.

    In Japan, urine used to be sold to farmers who would process it into fertilizers.

  6. WHAT THE FUCK?? This was so simple, now it’s turned into a fucking learning experience? This urine shit is now keeping me from living a normal life. But, there’s nothing in that Wikipedia blurb that mentions keeping pee in the fridge, so there’s obviously something wrong with those that do.-Stephen

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