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Wannabe Googlewhack

This is not a Googlewhack!
Hyphenated words aside, everyone knows quotes disqualify any attempt at a Googlewhack!

I thought I had one anyway… and I believe, technically, I do! A Googlewhack is two words, but mine was “scary-world” (hyphenated) followed by “vibe” and, as of this writing, it returns a random bulletin board type post from some gaming forum from 4 years ago—and the poster didn’t even hyphenate! my “scary world vibe” begins with a hyphenated “scary-world”, so I was REALLY feeling (strongly) like this was, in fact, a legitimate Googlewhack.

I was (still am as of this post) writing a post about the 1968 riots and my Mom and I (we were there) with some comparison/contrast to the situation now in June 2020. In that piece (again, not finished yet) I am thinking of using “scary-world vibe” in comparing the riots of 1968 and the riots of June 2020 to a moment when I was working right near where I was born shortly after having moved back to the DC area from NYC just after 9/11 (because of how shaken everyone was from that event).

composing a blog post in WordPress

But alas, I used quotes. I should have remembered. Back when I anyone who was smart and tried long enough could actually get an occasional Googlewhack, everyone knew that you could NOT use quotes. I did. It was still a blip of geek-excitement—just long enough to take the screenshots and start a fresh post!

Okay, back to the long story about me and DC during multiple riots… stay tuned!

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Occupy Broadway protest expected to descend on Times Square

“Occupy Broadway… promises to provide an artistic spin on the grassroots protest movement. Theater performers and artists in New York are planning to descend on the Times Square area on Friday for a 24-hour occupation that they are describing as ‘a form of creative resistance.” The occupation is expected to feature continuous free performances from some noted downtown New York artists.'”

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Wall St. is War St.

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Wall St. is War St.

I just had to stop by and see what was happening down on Wall Street during my weekend visit to NYC. It’s quite a scene. I leaned toward more than a few cops who were ushering people to “keep moving to let the pedestrians by” that they should go on up to Times Square and try that one out where it’s really needed. None of them seemed willing or able to do anything more. I overheard one of them telling a tourist that most of the people in the protest “just want to be seen and don’t really know what they’re protesting about”… and I wondered what his response would be if I had coyly asked  what was going on here.

One thing is certain. This is history in the making. I’m impressed. Here are a few pictures and maybe a video if it worked… http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawnblog/sets/72157627805109986/

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Car-free Times Square in New York

Car-free Times Square in New York

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70’s me working the Spirograph

70’s me,  working the spirograph during a NYC family visit. That black Boston t-shirt made me cooler every time I put it on!

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16 fun facts about me!

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yes, I know this is a little tedious, cheesy or whatnot but I figured what the hell. I’d really like to see the people I tagged do this too, pretty please?

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 16 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 16 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

I was tagged by vb

  1. I take a lot of pictures of vanity plates.
  2. I was expelled from every school I attended before 12th grade.
  3. I made the principal’s list in 12th grade because I had a really hot teachers for English and Science that year.
  4. I was once a plumber. I am still frequently tempted to fix leaks and unclog drains.
  5. I made a lot of money in Multi Level Marketing but quit because it was a scam.
  6. I sold high end jewelry for a short while. Diamonds are also a scam.
  7. My desk at work is not at all clean or tidy. My desk at home is much worse. The rest of my house is really clean, but this is primarily due to housemates.
  8. I work for a fortune 100 company.
  9. I went to a KISS concert at age 9. That’s where it all started.
  10. My Dad tried to get me into photography throughout my childhood and, after ignoring the idea for most of my life, I now carry a camera phone and constantly take pictures and and “moblog” them as I go about my day. There’s actually another reason for this, but it’s as if I’m making up for lost time. My Dad looks at them all. He probably laughed really loud reading this.
  11. My first skateboard was made of wood and had wheels that were definitely not synthetic. I don’t think they even had ball bearings.
  12. I can play the guitar like ringin’ a bell.
  13. I love black olives on pizza. Bonus if they’re real Greek olives.
  14. I lived in the West Village for a while. Then Brooklyn, then UWS.
  15. I was a Mac hater until I got one. Now I only use a PC at work.
  16. I’ve never been tagged on one of these things and, not suprisingly, told myself they were dumb and I would never want to do it anyway…  🙂

now it’s your turn, i am tagging:

johana, sethweisfeld, ariah, emilayyp, nixsantos, capriquarius, kenezra, bluddyellmiss, williac, EL*7, pandaface, crystallinelullaby, ginamon, beartist, lemonwater, marychrist

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Surrender NYC

via www.theatermania.com

My friend Mike is a natural. He works at it, I know this, but some people have it and he’s one of ‘em! He was just reviewed by Dan Bacalzo on TheaterMania.com

Check it out here http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/reviews/01-2009/surrender_16875.html

Excerpt:

As the show begins in earnest, participants are taught how to hold and fire their weapon, secure a room, search a dead body, and other basic military techniques. It’s a crash course, to be sure, and it’s doubtful that most audience participants are quite ready for active duty, but soon enough we’re sent into a maze of rooms set up to test our newly learned skills. At least two actors are included in each unit, one of whom is the squad leader. My group was fortunate to have the excellent Mike Callaghan, who efficiently led us through the enemy territory. Since our training was fairly minimal, the threat level was correspondingly not that high, with insurgents being killed relatively easily and only a few surprises. And while the tight spaces, darkened hallways, and nerve wracking aural environment (the excellent sound design is by Fox) help to get the adrenaline pumping, at no time do you ever really feel in danger. In many ways, the experience is less like actual combat and more like a highly immersive video game. Still, not everyone makes it out “alive,” and part of the experience is dealing with the dead and wounded.

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Rebecca Schiffman on Plate Show today – Live from NYC!

Rebecca Schiffman on Plate Show today – Live from NYC!

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That’s my plate!!

And today, from my collection of vanity plates on Flickr, a first…

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nybsbl04 says:

This is my plate!!

Where did u catch me at?
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shawnblog says:

Possibly on the Dulles Toll Road or 495 (?)

I see a wall in the background, so that’s may be it (on my way to work), but I frequently upload a bunch of these at once from the previous couple of days, so it could be from another location and date.
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My Dad, the “Mainer”

My Dad, the “Mainer”