Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Egg Plant

Students asked me to make them an egg plant. This is what they recieved.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Cute Things She Does (Gum)

I got some giant Costco packs of Trident gum. I've always liked Trident gum. It cleans your teeth supposedly, plus unlike some gum it doesn't lose it's flavor after an intense 3 second sugar attack that leaves you halfway to diabetes.

Since I returned from America I've been chewing my Trident gum on a fairly regular basis.

Lilly loves feeding me. So I've been letting her feed me the gum after I unwrap it. Yesterday, I forgot. I unwrapped a piece of gum and popped it in my mouth while holding Lilly. She began to wail. I didn't know what was wrong. I tried to engage her to make her stop crying, but to no avail.

She does this thing now where she points in the direction she wants me to walk (when I'm carrying her), and says, "Go." So she steered back to where the gum was. Then she grabbed the entire pack and stuffed my face with piece after piece of unwrapped trident gum. Then she was happy...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Social Media doing the Creep...

I'm starting to get creeped out by google and Facebook. Right now google is to social networks as Zune was to MP3 players. I signed up for google+ years ago, before they became all co-dependant. My account is still up, but if you asked me when the last time I checked or updated the page I couldn't tell you. I suppose every time I comment on YouTube now it might update, but I'm pretty sure back when they made it mandatory to use your google+ account to comment on youtube videos I went all Borris Grishenko on it and yanked whatever I could to disconnect as much as possible.

Facebook is a different kind of creepy... I was an original Facebooker, I opened my account back when it was still "The Facebook" and there was a creepy blue bust on the homepage (was that supposed to be Zuckerberg? I did a quick google search and I can't find a screen shot)...

Back when I first started using Facebook the only people I was friends with were my actual friends and any cute girls I happened to bump into on campus. There were no old people, no accounts parents made for their infants, and no ads. I stocked my profile with as much information as I could to try to make myself seem both intelligent and fun in case any cute girls were reverse stalking me. (Don't lie, you did this too...)

But now Facebook will not stop telling me that my profile is incomplete. It's like that time I wingmanned for my roommate to a sorority social and my date could just not take the hint that I was there out of obligation and the promise of beer.

Girl: Where did you go to high school?
Motnock: James Woods High. (I couldn't remember the name of the high school in The Breakfast Club...)

Girl: When is your birthday?
Motnock: February 31st.

Girl: What are you studying.
Motnock: The Force.
Girl: What?
Motnock: This is not the conversation you're looking for.
Girl: What?
Motnock: Damn...

But Facebook is even creepier because it knows so much about me already...

Facebook: I see you're friends with these people... do you know Amy __________.
Motnock: I do...

Facebook: You posted a picture of a movie ticket for Star Trek Into Darkness, do you also like Firefly?
Motnock: Well, that's not even hard to guess...

Facebook: Your friends Ryan and Pam both like Arrested Development, you look tired Motnock, do you need some Ambien?
Motnock: What the fu....

So, like a bad date I've begun to lie profusely to Facebook. I changed the spelling of my name, removed nearly all personal information, and I've set my religious views to Jedi. But no matter how many times I close the intrusive questions a few sessions latter it tries again, and again, and again...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

YouTube Comment Migration

Recent stroke of genius by Google. First, they made it neigh impossible for me to YouTube comments...
I just gave up on finding them for about a month...

That was around the beginning of 2013 I think. I'm not sure when it happened because I don't check my YouTube account on a regular basis. One day I went to check it and my inbox had disappeared. This is a mother of all 1st world problems, but it was still annoying. Why would they do that? Did they only do it to me? I didn't notice any massive internet petitions going about demanding YouTube bring back the inbox link, but seriously what the hell right? Were they being passive aggressive? Were they trying to teach us that nothing in life is constant. You could wake up one day and suddenly find yourself lost in a dystopian world. Was it a prank? Did they all get drunk on Bailey's Irish Cream and say to themselves, "You know what would be hilarious? If we moved all the links and stuff on YouTube around for no reason at all!"
"But wait," another chimes in, "let's just hide their inbox!"
"Yeah! It's completely uncalled for!"

But then six months later...
"Hey, you know how we hid everyone's YouTube inbox?"
"Oh yeah... man we were dicks!"
"Yeah, we should totally fix that, but instead of really fixing it, let's make everyone have to use google+ to comment now."
"Google+?... Oh... yeah... Totally forgot we had that."
"But you 'liked' our Facebook page..."
"Whatever, yeah! Let's do that."

I actually did a google hangout maybe a year ago, and I had to use my google+ account... It's been collecting internet dust ever since though...
But with the new integration, finding all activity on my youtube account is always there all the time.

The number changes when I'm on just plain google...

So bravo google... very shrewd... Hide it, then give it back but only if I use google+...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Glasses, Macbook, and Lillysaurus

Based on true events.

Glasses! ^_^



MacBook! ^_^

Smash! Smash! Smash!!!!