Author: Rob

What I Learned This Week – Week 4, 2015

Mixtape #6 – Organize!


  1. Pokey LaFarge – Day After Day
  2. Wayne Hancock – Working at Working
  3. Billy Bragg & Wilco – All You Fascists
  4. The White Stripes – The Big Three Killed My Baby
  5. Jim Croce – Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues
  6. Dirtbombs – Livin’ For The City
  7. Uncle Tupelo – Shaky Ground
  8. Whiskeytown – Factory Girl
  9. John Lennon – Working Class Hero

What I Learned This Week – Week 35

  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines
  • Nothing infuriates me more than that look the middle aged, stoned dog trainer gives you when your beloved pup tries to take his finger along with an offered treat
  • I am old.  VMAs?  No idea who those people were.  Are there still videos on MTV?  Like this?  And this?  And this?  One more.  The answer is no.
  • Internet commenter, ask yourself before you click send: Do you have a dog in this fight?  Does the story you just read personally affect you?  No?  Then hold on to your strawmen.
    • A woman in a short skirt on a Friday night only equals a Lambo with the keys in the ignition in that neither “owes” you a ride.  Also, either are your property and never will be.
    • A white cop shot and killed an unarmed black 18 year old.  The body lay expose to the sun for at least 4 hours and that the cop left town within a couple of days.  Anything that happened before or after this is immaterial.
    • You are wasting the world’s time.
  • Burn the phrase ‘just sayin” from the vernacular.  Everything you say before ‘just sayin” is your opinion, not a fact.  Also, it’s probably dickish.  Own that.

What I Learned This Week – Week 33

  •  If you had planned to do something productive every day/week/month/year and you forget once, just start again the next day/week/month/year.  Shit happens.  If you give up, you don’t hurt anyone but yourself.
  • I want this to stop. I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. WHY IS THAT GUY DANCING WITH SHAQ?
  • Ferguson, Mo.  What the fuck is wrong with us?
  • On a brighter note, the constant barrage of bad news is killing us.
  • It’ll surprise everyone I know to learn that my favorit Robin William’s film is probably The Birdcage.  Gene Hackman in drag.
  • Surfaces in pediatrician offices, without constant vigilance, will certainly quickly become covered in a think layer of mucous.
  • ‘Success’ or no, I will be happy if my child is first kind to others.
  • Watch John Oliver

What I Learned This Week – Week 31

I Heart U This Much

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Fluffy: The big day!  This is my year, I can feel it!

Tuffy: Ugh…Every.Single.Year.

Fluffy: Any minute some young Romeo, shopping for foot cream, will see me out of the corner of his eye…

Tuffy: Just stop.

Fluffy: …and know I’m the one to bring joy to his lady love!

Tuffy: Push me off.  I see an open bottle of Nyquil down there.

Fluffy: Valentimes!