Between first and second year college I worked as a scaffolder at a huge oil refinery just outside of my city. It was great to build these huge frames around the cooling towers and stand up and look over the whole countryside while the insulation got replaced.
I also learned that that construction workers are among the most colorful when it comes to their speech patterns.
I worked with one guy we called 'Randy the Rigger' who was very friendly but used the 'f' word for every second word when he spoke. He was not meant to be in mixed company because he just couldn't help releasing the 'f' bombs over and over again.
I would amuse him and the other workers and my fiends with my profane laden rants on numerous subjects done in his style. (Randy reviews the Oscars, Randy goes shopping for baby cloths, ect...)
I was thinking about that today when I saw this video of a girl telling the story of a guy who once asked her out on a date. It's NSFW but I laughed over it several times and even got a message from an old friend who also said it reminded him of the impressions I used to do.
Maybe I should figure out how to make short films with my web cam and regale you all with some old school 'Cave of Cool' comedy. I have thought that many of my '60 Second Stories' may be interesting to watch told that way. Just running a few ideas through my mind to make your experience in the 'Cave of Cool' a much better one in the new year.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.