Friday, April 17, 2009

John Oliver Thinks Jersey Sucks

While Steven Colbert continues his shtick of not ever giving a fair interview (a bit that is becoming tired, if I do so say myself), the revolving door of corespondents at The Daily Show manage to keep the satirical news program hip and fresh. For example, John Oliver and his take on the recent protests on Obama's tax increase:

Friday, February 6, 2009

25 things that noone is tagged in.

Here are 'the rules':

Once you've been tagged you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to see your random things!

Fuck the suggestion, I'll write 25 things and if you give a crap you'll find it on your own.

1. I spent my entire summers in Marshfield from the age 0-22
2. My first job was bagging groceries at the Brant Rock Market. I eventually moved up to cashier.
3. I worked at Gap one summer
4. I haven't missed an episode of the Opie and Anthony Radio show in the past 3 years.
5. My dad is/was a Trekkie and I am a Fanboy. Funny how that worked out, though I really do enjoy Star Trek
6. My first movie in the theater was The Little Mermaid
7. I think Tom Cruise is a good actor
8. Val Kilmer is my favorite Batman and Mark Hammil is my favorite Joker
9. I say stupid shit when I'm drunk cause it's fun to get on people's nerves. If you're my friend you can take the joke.
10. #9 got me and two friends kicked out of a frat house in Maine. It was maybe one of my favorite nights ever.
11. i hurd u leik mudkips
12. the first time I can remember seeing Star Wars is at a friend's house. We watched an overused VHS copy of ESB on a crappy TV and I fell in love.
13. I troll the nets, especially, where I have made some splendid friends.
14. I've shamelessly joined dating sites, became disgusted with myself, and canceled the account (barring the above).
15. I'm decided not to take classes this semester, am jobless, and don't have much direction right now.
16. I have a hard time admitting #15 to people.
17. I've read something like 70 Star Wars books and could own anyone in SW trivia.
18. People think I dress metro, I just would rather not be naked. 17. In the winter I don't take my hat off, in the summer I don't take my sandles off.
19. I shit my pants in second grade at the end of gym, right before getting on the bus to go home. I was to embarressed to do anything about it so I wallowed in my own filth the entire bus ride.
20. This past Sunday I went to the Olive Garden. At the end of dinner I got up to use the toilet. Only on my way out, when I noticed a young lady at the bathroom mirror, did it dawn on me the reason for the lack of urinals. On the other hand it was one of the filthiest bathrooms I had ever been in.
21. I would rather admit to being in an embarressing situation or saying something moronic so that everyone can enjoy a laugh instead of being alone in my humiliation.
22. is this my 22nd fact about myself?! LOVE IT.
23. my laptop is an Inspiron E1405
24. I've been to Canada, Japan, France and England
25. I hate doing these things

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pat Scratch Fever

My brother pat bursts out with a guitar solo... with the cat.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bookmarked Online Comics, Presented In No Particular Order

Here's a last of some Online Comics that I like to check out once in awhile along with a shiny example of each:

Left-Handed Toons (by right-handed people)

I Can't Draw Feet


Cyanide and Happiness @
Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

Penny Arcade


Know any other web comics that should be added to this list?

All images posted with permission from the artist except the comics from Penny Arcade and Buttersafe.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Clone Wars - Midnight in Randolph

Who's with me? If you want to go to midnight showing of the new Star Wars: Clone Wars animated movie in Randolph send me a message. I'ld like to gather as many people as possible. In the meantime, check out this preview and promotional poster:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

To those of you who follow me on facebook, you may no longer find me there. Here's why:

When I registered by facebook account I decided that I would register with the name Timothy Jedi McDonough. If you are familiar with my online presence than you understand that "Jedi" might as well be my middle name. This account and many other accounts I use online are a play on "Jedi" (Idej is Jedi spelled backwards). This is what I saw when I tried to log in earlier:

Facebook pinned me as having a fake name. Is this right? People have said to me upon first IRL interactions "oh, I've seen you on fb, you're Tim Jedi, aren't you?!" I checked the facebook Terms and only once do they come anywhere close to making an argument for rightfully disabling my account. These two sentences are written under the User Conduct heading in the Terms section of

"In addition, you agree not to use the Service or the Site to:

...impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity"


"use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from the Company, or create a false identity on the Service or the Site."

This is especially annoying because all sorts of new shit is being added to my account from my recent trip to England. I fired off this angry email to as soon as I learned of their transgression (and not mine):

"Dear Facebook Staff,

To start, forgive me if this was sent to the wrong address and please forward it
to a department which is concerned with these issues.

Earlier today my facebook account was disabled under what I believe to be false
pretenses. When attempting to log into the account a received a message stating
that my name was in fact fake. I referred to the facebook terms of use in order
that I may further understand why this happened. Only twice in the extensive
terms page is there any mention of using a fake name. They are as follows:

In addition, you agree not to use the Service or the Site to:
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent
yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity
use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without
authorization from the Company, or create a false identity on the
Service or the Site.

If you can prove that I have done any of these things I would appreciate how and
under what circumstances you decided to delete my account. I have been
completely honest about who I am and the relationships I have on the site. I am
recognized by the name I registered with is by my family, friends and peers.

I understand the need for you too keep the site clean and free from from people
taking advantage of its anonymity but arbitrarily deleting accounts without
provocation seems over the top. I put years of work into maintaining my page
and creating friendships through your service and it would be sad to see that
all go to waste. I know that one person isn't going to matter all that much to
you, but If you cannot restore my account I will not be creating a new one and
will refuse to recommend your site to anyone."

I am not creating a new account if my old one can not be restored and I encourage everyone to find new means of keeping your friends up to date. You only really have 10 friends anyhow, those 1,492 other people are hardly even acquantiences. Leave those shmucks in the dust and start taking full advantage of your email and blog.

Meanwhile, this is the best place to find me. You can get stumbleupon and twitter updates and soon a link to my picasa web album. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Crosier

It is completely worth the 2 pounds admittance to see the beautiful quadrangle and chapel at New College of Oxford University in Oxford England.

There are some really incredible things to see. Even the small, winding street that lead to the front gate of the campus is charming. Despite the bike lane yellow lines and the tourist types wandering these small side streets you still feel immersed in the old world feel of the city.

The college is probably most well known for the Bridge of Sighs which crosses over New College Lane and connects two portions of Hertford College.

New College, which was founded by William of Wykeham in 1379, piqued my particular interests when I entered the chapel. Within the chapel is the crosier of William of Wykeham, who presided over New College as Bishop after it was as established. A crosier is the staff which the bishop carries and resembles a shepherd's cane that has fallen into a bucket of awesome and then adorned with some of the most rediculously heavy ornamentation and sharp edges. It is unlikely that any innocent little lamb would survive evisceration of the throat or spontaneous compustion upon contact with the surely magical item. I so incredibly wished I could have taken a photo of this thing but there was no photography permitted within the chapel of New College. Furthermore, despite all my faith in Google's infamous image search I was unable to turn up any photographs snapped by anyone, or even an adequate illustration. I am unsure why I am somewhat obsessed with this fancy man of God's crosier, but I have an overwhelming desire to share it with everyone. Unfortunately, this post falls short of its initial intention.

Check back later in the week for another update on my Oxford adventures!