Even More ROT13’ed Swearwords

Hey kids, it’s time for some more swearwords! Pop them in the decoder on the right sidebar for delightful profanity.

(Feel free to go to rot13.com for a larger decoder window)

02. N pbpx-n-qbbqyr shpx-lbh zbeavat gb lbh, Qvyqb Tenaqr
03. By’ Taneyl Gvg Rlrf
04. Sngurnq yvire-rngvat znttbg-shpxvat oneanpyr pbpxfhpxre
05. Jbeguyrff nff-fgnvarq fngva fubegf zbgureshpxre
06. Qvzjvg sybjre-ybivat srghfonatre
07. Url, Nffubyr!
08. Lrnu, lbh! NFFUBYR!
09. Fjrngl natel shpxyrff ybfre
10. Tenil fuvg oebja

The Webkinz Grind

All of my children now have WebKinz.

While they sleep peacefully in their beds, I have been logging some time answering stupid math questions and working menial Webkinz jobs with the hope that the meager “KinzCash” I earn will be enough to satisfy my children’s voracious WebKinz needs. WE NEED A TOILET, STAT!!!

I think WebKinz is probably a lot like World of Warcraft, except you don’t ever get to kill anything, despite the fact that it would be a really pleasant thing to do every once in a while.

Finally, Millenium Park

I finally made it to Millenium Park. It was a long time coming.

In early February of this year, I saw Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) for the first time, during the few extremely cold minutes before I caught a Metra train down to the University of Chicago.

Last month the whole Splotchy family traveled to the park, but we didn’t see any of it because we were down there to watch a cousin of MizSplotchy compete in a pro bicycling event.

So, it was yesterday when we finally devoted time to see some of the park.

We first headed over to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. I had seen the top of it when occasionally walking around in the Loop, and I really didn’t like the look of the thing from the side.

After getting a closer look at the thing, I am still going to say that from the side it’s not that aesthetically pleasing, but I really did like it head-on:

I think a concert would be nice here, as I am guessing the place has a great sound system, having speakers strategically placed throughout the space. I found the intersecting lines above the field to be somehow kind of comforting.

There was a puppet show going on when we arrived, so we sat down and watched for a bit.

Oh shit, I’ve been spotted

The kids were getting a little restless, so we left the puppet show before it finished, and checked out Cloud Gate, aka The Bean. It was very impressive.

Under the bean was quite delightful, too.

After having a relatively inexpensive lunch (I had a “Maxwell Street” burger), we headed over to the Crown Fountain to frolic.

By this time the kids were getting kind of tired, so we wrapped it up and headed home. I know there is more to see at the park, but this was what we did that day, and I’m glad we were finally able to visit.

Just CGI It!

Last month I was wondering how I was going to achieve my desired broken windshield special effect.

I visited PJ’s Trick Shop in Arlington Heights after learning they had broken glass gags for sale.

Hmm, it looks a little too “jokey”

Not very big…

Well, let’s try and put it on the car. Please note that the following pics are of my rear window, as the windshield this morning was covered in morning dew. When I tested this out a couple weeks ago, I used my windshield, but neglected to take a picture.

Yes, not big at all. And the creases in the plastic look more like cracks than the cracks themselves.

You want a closer picture of this?

I still had another option. I had a discarded cracked windshield from an auto glass store. I took it from where it was leaning against my garage and set it on the ground for the night. You may or not may know this, but windshields are curved. When I came out the following morning, the weight of the curved glass not resting on the ground had snapped the windshield into two pieces. I pulled on the windshield a bit and got a small shard of glass stuck in my finger. YOWCH.

I was a little glad that the windshield was unusable. I had not wanted to try and lay it on the rental car.

So, as Freida Bee had suggested in a comment on my previous windshield post, we’ll probably add the cracks in digitally.

Here’s a pic my friend Lance quickly whipped up for me as an example:

Wow, what *can’t* CGI do?

Don’t like your job? CGI it!
Don’t like your family? CGI it!
Don’t like your president? CGI it!