craigslist “for sale by owner” car postings in a nutshell

* LIKE NEW 2010 Ford Mustang $1 MUST SEE

* 1997 Honda Civic 270K miles *RELIABLE*

* I want to sell my toyota car

* Scion tC *cheapest price in town*

* 1993 300ZX *****GREAT DEAL****** $2000, doesn’t run

* 1998 Camry $800, body rusted out, great first car!

* 2000 Chevy

* 2007 Acura TSX, 80k miles, for parts only, no title

* 2005 Sebring “Convertible” *must see* “drives good”

Prank

About 2 months or so ago, I got a great idea for an office prank inspired by Jim Halpert (from “The Office”).  The problem was that it would take a long time to pull off to completion.

Of course, the person I would be pulling the prank on was Marcus T.

Unfortunately, I lacked the foresight to take a picture ahead of time, but I dug through old pictures and found this one.

See where the monitors are?

My plan was simple.  Every day I was going to move his monitors, phone, keyboard, and mouse over to the right about 1 inch.  Just enough to make progress, but not enough for him to notice.

Today, I have completed that prank.

He, until this point, has never mentioned anything about his monitors moving over.  They are as far to the right of his desk as they can possibly go.

The red line is how far I moved them.

How to get a driver’s license in Baton Rouge

So, you want to drive in Baton Rouge, but you don’t have a license. Here are some handy tips I’ve picked up from other drivers in the LSU area and downtown.

1) Make sure to ignore street signs. Some handy ones to ignore downtown are “DO NOT ENTER” and “ONE WAY.”

2) Don’t bother learning what the colors of the lines on the road mean. Just pretend like you can drive in either lane on a two lane road with yellow lines in the middle. It’ll all work out.

3) Make sure that when a two lane road of traffic flowing in the same direction is merging into a one lane road that you wait until the last possible second to merge. Don’t bother waiting in line like everyone else. You deserve to be in front.

4) When traveling down River Road from downtown towards the Tigerlamd area, ignore when the speed limit changes from 35 to 45 to 55. Just go 40 the entire way. It won’t piss off anyone behind you.

Kanye West is a Gay Fish

(If you don’t get the title, you need to watch more South Park).

Yesterday-
Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech.

Today-
Barack Obama calls Kanye West a jackass.

Tomorrow???-
Kanye West: “Barack Obama hates black people!”

That is all.

-Philip

Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason I’m Posting This

It only took two months, but I actually updated my grammar blog: Lie and Lay.

Lately I’ve been in more of a writing mood than I have in past months. I have no idea if this is related, but I think in the past couple of days, I’ve Tweeted less. Maybe subconsciously I know that what I have to say just can’t be condensed into 140 characters. :P

Anywho, the main point of this is to post a note here that for some reason, I posted on Facebook instead of posting it here and letting Facebook syndicate it. It’s probably the best meme I’ve ever seen. Everything following the break is the note.

I don’t normally do these things, but I took a look at this and decided I had to because the band I would choose would make it totally ridiculous. Don’t take any of these answers seriously except for the ones that obviously are.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 10 people you like and include me (presuming I’m someone you like). You can’t use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as “my life according to (band name)”

(P.S. I’m not tagging anyone. Too bad! :D)

Pick your Artist
Fall Out Boy

Are you a male or female:
“Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy”

Describe yourself:
“I Don’t Care”

How do you feel:
“Homesick at Space Camp”

Describe where you currently live:
“America’s Suitehearts”

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
“Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet”

Your favorite form of transportation:
“Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over”

Your best friend?
“The Music and the Misery”

You and your best friends are:
“Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends”

What’s the weather like?
“Calm Before the Storm”

Favorite time of day:
“Saturday”

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
“I’ve Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth”

Your relationship:
“I’ve Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers”

What is life to you:
“Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do your part to save the scene and stop going to shows)”

Your fear:
“Dead on Arrival”

What is the best advice you have to give:
“This Ain’t A Scene, It’s an Arms Race”

Thought for the Day:
“Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to do Today”

How I would like to die:
“The Pros and Cons of Breathing”

My soul’s present condition:
“My Heart is The Worst Kind of Weapon”

My motto:
“Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?”

Things that piss me off, part 3?

I seem to recall making a list like this before, but I have no idea how many or what they were about and I don’t feel like looking, so let’s just pretend like this is number 3. :D

So, here it is, things that piss me off, part 3.

Driving:

-People that slow down to about 3 miles per hour to turn.
-People that turn from another street onto the one you’re on and then go really slow, especially when there’s no one behind you.
-People that get into the wrong lane in a situation where they know they’ll have to merge soon, only to pass up everyone who is waiting their turn and then merge in front of them.

Life:

-My hair.
-Humidity.
-Shopping for business casual pants.
-Companies that don’t provide customer service that makes up for product inefficiencies.

The Internet:

-Self-righteous pricks that comprise 90% of the Reddit community (and slightly less of Digg).
-The FSF.
-Mainstream media sites that report on technology.

I think I will definitely add to this list at some point in the future. :P

-Philip