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Some Fun Stuff on Day 2 of 2018

I’m naive enough (still) to think that I can crank out a post every day as a potential resolution.  We all know that is some bullshit, but hey, I’m gonna try.   BTW, the main reason I think I get behind is I have these major ambitions to post giant picture sets and that is a lot of work, at least I make it so.  Anyway, here are some things I stumbled upon in the Internet (h/t to Joe Reid’s list here: https://decider.com/2017/12/19/joe-reid-best-of-2017/) that made me laugh and I need to preserve.

First up is this comedy duo that has thus far made 3 videos of famous “power couples” and holy shit I’m dying at how funny these are.  I also kinda love how much she (Sudi Green) reminds me of Maya Rudolph and how hot and gay he (Matt Rogers) is.    The first video in the playlist below is Caesar & Cleopatra, but is followed by the Evil Queen / Magic Mirror and then by Britney / Justin.  So good.

One show that came out on Netflix last year (2017 was last year, craaaaazy) was a reboot of One Day at a Time and it’s fantastic and hilarious, this time centered on a Cuban-American family in Echo Park.  The updated theme song by Gloria Estefan is catchy as all get out, but in advance of Season 2 (coming out later this month), they did an homage to the original theme song and credits:

If you have Netflix, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of One Day at a Time.   You’ll thank me later.

Other shows to keep in mind if you’ve got an open schedule that we’ve been ripping through and loving and I’ll likely revisit in later posts:

  • I Love You America (Hulu):  From Sarah Silverman who gets real and funny about all sorts of issues we are experiencing in our country.
  • Mindhunter (Netflix):  This show is intense and awesome and set in the late 1970s and way better than I expected.  Set amidst the FBI trying to wrap its head around how to understand and capture serial killers.  Some great performances.
  • Future Man (Hulu):  A show that pushes so many of our pop-culture sci-fi buttons and has super charming leads in Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and strangely/weirdly hot Derek Wilson.  Funny, action-y, and just fun.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon):  Holy shit this show is fantastic.  Set in the 1950s, it focuses on an UWS Jewish woman whose husband leaves her and she ends up finding out she’s really good at stand up comedy.  Kinda modeled on Joan Rivers, it’s just an overall fantastic cast and show from the woman who created the Gilmore Girls.

In the next bit of random, here’s a clip from the recent critical hit movie, Call Me By Your Name.  Larry & I saw this last week and it’s marvelous and very much a gay fantasy, but damn if it isn’t captivating nonetheless.  The clip below is just a gander of the hunky Armie Hammer dancing – enjoy:

I think another post will be needed to get into the many recent movies we’ve been seeing….and yes, I’ve seen The Last Jedi three times so far and I like it even more each time.   PORGS FOREVER.

Don’t F**k with Michelle Obama!

I’m not really allowed to watch Jay Leno because Larry loathes him (we’re a Daily Show household, if you must know), but they showed this clip on the Today Show, appropriately, since it showcases Michelle Obama and Al Roker interacting over the jumping jack thing they’re doing.  All I gotta say is, Al Roker went down!  Ew, not that way.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Michelle Obama Boxing (10/13/11) – Video – NBC.com.

Prancing Pony

Ah geez, some of the videos up on the Internet are just so wonderful. And maybe I was one of the only ones watching the Emmys yesterday, but there is a clip from the HILARIOUS Jimmy Kimmel show below that I apparently missed, with Jimmy interviewing Michael Phelps. Here’s a sneak-peak scoop of Phelps’ splash into the world of Grey’s Anatomy – AWESOME:

I certainly wouldn’t mind having Dr. McSwimmy as my primary care physician. But the speedo is the only approved uniform.

AnYWAYS, so here we are. It’s now Autumn, YAY! I most definitely prefer this season to all others, as you get to wear jackets and it’s not hot so you can sleep at night and I love a chill in the air. I think I’m most happy about the jackets part though.

So while walking to the Ferry terminal this morning, I see this guy walking towards me on the sidewalk I’m currently on. Normally I’m good at minding my own business and just jamming out to whatever song I’ve navigated to on the iPhone – but this morning, something just caught my attention about this guy. Now before you get all gay’d out and think I’m going to describe some hotness coming my way…well, you’re wrong. This time. What I noticed about this guy was the way he was walking – he was literally walking like those Show Ponies that walk by lifting up their hooves real high and goofy-like as if they’re stepping over a bar that’s a few inches off the ground. And this guy was totally the Prancing Pony this morning. I really had to try not to just stare becasue I really wasn’t positive if he was just fucking with me to see if I’d react or not. My consensus is that he really was just oblivious and that he walks like that. If so, Bud should make a ‘Real Men of Genius’ commercial about Prancing Pony Man.

Ah, that feels better to have written that down finally, as when I saw that guy this morning, I knew I HAD to write about it.

Anyways, so how about that economy? Whoooo doggy. But I was very relieved to find out that Lehman Bros’ employees will still get to have access to their $2.5B bonus pool. Whew. As someone blogged about on the Huffington Post recently, we really are, ONCE AGAIN, witnessing history. And this is one of those pivotal moments in American history that will definitely influence whether or not we’ll succeed as a country. But fear not, for as John McCain stated, the Fundamentals are still strong – you know, the American drive to succeed and second-to-none skills of our workers….. LOL. Who are these people and where is this drive to succeed? There are precious few of those fast-burner types left and to be honest, most who are like that, well, they’re the ones who have come from outside our country to do better for themselves. I think our country still has (or had, who knows) an image for the world that you make of yourself what you will. And people come to that. But those who are born here and coddled to not have to do a thing for themselves (and that is not a liberal or conservative slant in this statement – it’s just calling out laziness and apathy), what’s the motivation? There is none. Ugh, I don’t even know what I’m trying to make a point out of. It’s just so frustrating – almost all of the news is so mind-numbingly infuriating. I can vote, and I will, but there’s so much wrong right now that it’s just….frightening. What can even one man, whether it’s Obama (who is obviously getting my vote) or McCain, really do? Leadership didn’t get us into this mess, and I fail to see how leadership will get us out. As Andrew Sullivan and Bill Maher kinda said on Real Time with Bill Maher, we got into this whole mess because Americans are greedy and willing to do things that are utterly stupid and completely contrary to what any common sense would have you do. Another quote from Real Time that I absolutely loved is: Americans will always do the right thing, only after every last other option has been utilized. It’s so true. Am I lording it from up on high? Of course not, but I really don’t know what it’s going to take to get our country on track. I believe that Obama is a good choice to serve as a catalyst for change – he wants you to get out and make things better by doing things yourself and for your community, and that speaks to me. I respect that mentality. I have yet to hear anything from the McCain campaign that isn’t basically whining or accusing Obama of something or another. OY – this was a long rant. end rant now.

alright, back to your light-hearted gay ramblings from an awesome guy named Hobie. Larry and I hung out this weekend and had a fantastic time. Sunday we walked up a mile or so from my place to this restaurant that had an outdoor bar on the river. It was fantastic, especially when after the first two rounds of beer, the bartender just started giving us beer. I only was thinking it was gonna be one round, but surprise, surprise, another round quickly followed, in BIGGER glasses. Yes, Larry and I ended up having a great Sunday afternoon buzz. Woo hoo!

October is going to be a great, fun month. On Oct 4, we get to see Margaret Cho at Radio City! woot! Then on Oct 7, I finally get to see MADONNA in concert at Madison Square Garden!!! woot woot!!! Larry and I then fly out to Vegas to celebrate my Mom’s B-day Extravaganza in Las Vegas (I’m schooling Larry on how to play Blackjack – yes, I know, I’m a good boyfriend) at the end of the month. And in February, we just bought tix to see Kathy Griffin at MSG. NYC rules.

I think I’m done with this post. Peace out.

The Onion (T-21)

is making me laugh the hell out loud.

The headline that is truly making me cry just by the headline alone though:
Butterfly Fuck-Swing Filled With Junk Mail

And there’s more, especially the video segments, which are so damn funny and so damn true to how news programs present the news. Some of the recent videos include a Congresswoman proposing a bill for a Ladies Night at the new DC country bar and a story on the crash of the Internet. Awesome. Go explore the Onion’s website and laugh like hell.

OMG LOL! (T-57)

For those of you not in the know, the above is shorthand for Oh My God Laughing Out Loud.

And here’s why I’m laughing out loud: I just came back from the Peterson AFB Med Clinic because I wanted them to check out a weird mole-y thing I have on my front waist area. I first show the nurse what I’m talking about and then she leaves; the doctor comes in about 20-25 minutes later and I stand up and show him, which requires me to pull the waistband of my BDUs down a little bit but not that much. Anyways, he takes a look at the mole thing and it turns out to be another damn cyst, which isn’t harmful but it is a tad annoying. Apparently my body likes to make those. So that’s a relief and as I’m buttoning up my BDU pants, the Doc segueways and says, “So, do you want to show me your penis?” I kinda stop what I’m doing, and look up at him with my most ‘WTF’ look I can give him. He sees the confusion in my face and continues, “No, seriously, while you’re here, you might as well.” What the hell is he talking about? Am I getting cruised? After my initial shock, I politely respond, “No, I’m good”. He then starts to realize something isn’t right here and says that his assistant said that I was visiting him for a penis thing. I reassure him that the mole was the only thing I was trying to get looked at. Then it really dawns on him what he’s been saying to me, and he goes, “Oh, I swear, I’m not trying to hit on you!” Thanks, Doc. So he starts just laughing, embarassed, and then starts retelling the story to all his nurses in his office, which cracks them all up and the more I think about it as I’m walking out, I’m freakin’ laughing my ass off as I’m leaving the clinic. It was just his matter-of-factness about the whole thing that made it hilarious.

Anyways, that was my funny of the day. I can’t believe I’m leaving for Chicago in a few days. I talked to one of the conference coordinators today and they gave me a preliminary list of those companies I’ll be interviewing with – some of them I’m interested in and some I’m not sure what kind of role I could play. I wrote myself an email after doing some preliminary research and I’ve put it below so you too can see what the Midwest opportunities look like. I wonder if this will be similar to what I can expect in San Diego? Like I said before, I’m using this mainly as a practice session; but if the opportunity and the actual position are interesting, then I may change my tune.

HOLYCRAP – Jenny totally warned me earlier this week but I totally forgot that BIG BROTHER 8 is starting tonight!!!!!!!! SET YOUR DVRs!!!!

RESEARCH EMAIL TO MYSELF FROM WORK:

You did some preliminary research on each one and found a website for each; also, you figured out some interesting facts about each one that may prove useful in the interviews. Here they are:

JF Ahern:
Website: http://www.jfahern.com/index.html
What I can figure out: A Fire Protection technology manufacturer that is primarily focused on the Midwest region of the United States. It looks to be definitely a manufacturing/industrial company; not sure what I could bring to the table here, to be honest. Need to do more research and also see what position is being offered.

CITGO:
Website: http://www.citgo.com/Home.jsp
What I can figure out: Obviously, this is the petroleum products giant. They not only make fuels for cars and high-performance applications, but they also are involved in plastics and asphalt production. Again, much like JF Ahern, I’d have to see what position is actually being offered. But in this case, it’s because it’s such a huge company, I am not at all certain as to what they are in need of – looking at their online listings, it ranges from financial, managerial, engineering, IT, etc. Definitely a global presence, so perhaps that is a possibility for travel. Have to wait and see what is being offered on Monday.

BVR Technologies:
Website: http://www.bvraero.com/about/
What I can figure out: Looks to be an aviation-type manufacturer; I think they make the parts that go into what the big guys (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, etc) overall manufacture, as they say they’re involved in commercial and military endeavors. But since I have not heard of them before, I assume they are part of the ‘guts’ of a plane, and not the overall plane designers. They are located only in Rockford, Illinois, which is almost smack-dab in the middle of Illinois. It appears to be a smaller company, but since it is involved in the aviation industry, I’m sure it’s lucrative. They are a subsidiary of EsterLine Aerospace and Defense, so perhaps it’s possible to
move around in the company. Again, don’t know what they’re looking for, and not sure what I can offer them yet.

TAMKO Building Products:
Website: http://www.tamko.com/
What I can figure out: A large and (seemingly the) industry leader of
making construction materials; used to be just roofing but now is involved in much of the materials that go into buildings. They are a national company. While reading the website, it became overwhelmingly obvious that they are wholly invested in the Six Sigma methodology of Quality Improvement. Memories of Total Quality Air Force came flooding back when reading this. Like I said, it definitely will pay off to come across as somewhat knowledgeable about Six Sigma, so here’s the Wikipedia link to it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Sigma. Be prepared to answer intelligently about this at an interview because of how overwhelming they have drunk the Kool-Aid.

Sterigenics International:
Website: http://www.sterigenics.com/sterigenics_international/Home.aspx
What I can figure out: A global company that focuses on the sterilization aspect of the healthcare industry, food safety and advanced applications. Who knew such a company existed? But it does, and the fact that it’s globally-known and an industry leader is very interesting. They offer many products, but one of the ones that caught my eye was an online portal called WebVantage
(http://www.sterigenics.com/SiteFiles/Library/Information%20And%20Answers%20
24-7%20WebVantage.pdf
) that allows companies to conduct their quality assurance/sterilization auditing (which looks to be FDA-mandated) through that portal by inputting data/relevant information. This effectively saves the customer the trouble of either paying someone to come to them or having to go somewhere to do this. The interactiveness I have not witnessed just yet, but I am intrigued.

– Littelfuse
Website:
http://www.littelfuse.com/cgi-bin/r.cgi/en/index.html?LFSESSION=8SZCb1zBvr
What I can figure out: Littelfuse makes circuit protection devices that help protect circuits from electric overload. Apparently Littelfuse’s products are in almost everything that has a computer chip in it, from automobiles to PCs to production equipment. It is very expansive. I did read their quarterly report and while their sales aren’t going down, they are staying level with last year’s, despite predictions for an increase in 2007. Not sure if that is a ‘sign’ of anything, but it makes you wonder. This is a global company as well, so there are perhaps opportunities on a worldwide scale.

– Kraft
Website: http://www.kraft.com/default.aspx
What I can figure out: Yes, this is that Kraft. It’s a freakin’ huge
company and #2 in the world in food production. You probably already know as much if not more than I do about the company; it’s involved on such a huge scale that I really don’t have a guess as to what they are looking for just yet. Could be IT, could be just management, etc. But it looks to be an interesting company to work for.

– Smurfit-Stone
Website: http://www.smurfit.com:8080/content/
What I can figure out: A leader in the development and production of packaging products, typically on an industrial level. Think cardboard boxes. But it looks like they are also making in-roads on the Supply-Chain model, as they are incorporating RFID technology into their products, as well as developing RFID displays for retail, that enable client companies to better track inventory and ensure inventory is managed/ordered on an as-needed basis. That is a very interesting aspect of what they do that would make me interested in working at this company.
So it definitely seemed that while I was a bit underwhelmed at first with the names of companies given, after doing some research, many of these companies would be pretty damn cool to work for. I’m not so sure about what my role would be at some of these places, but some, it’s not too hard to see where I might be able to fit in. Plus, I’m interested in traveling, and some of these companies look like that would be something that is possible to do.