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Bullet Sunday 232

Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Dave!It's a rainy kind of lazy Bullet Sunday and I'd really rather be in bed. Let's do this shit!

• Foodie. I'm not much of a "shopper" and really don't enjoy going to the store... but the crazy-ass prices of food now-a-days makes me downright depressed to go grocery shopping. Just pulling into the parking lot of a market is enough to make me lose my will to live. Mostly because I know even a small bag of groceries is going to run me $50 or more. I never used to worry about stuff being "on-sale" or bothered to clip coupons or anything... I just bought what I wanted to eat. But now? I only buy something when it's on-sale. This means I am eating not what I like to eat, but what I can afford to eat. I can't even fathom how people with families manage to feed everybody. What even worse is that good food... like fresh fruits and vegetables... are beyond expensive. Far easier to eat crappy foods or blow through the McDonald's drive-through than even think about trying to eat healthy. This is a scary, scary state of affairs, and I worry that things are only going to get worse. Soylent Green may not be too far off.

• PATATJES MET! While having a conversation with a Twitter-friend, it was mentioned that when they did an image search for "Patatjes Met" a photo of me came up as #4. When I went to check for myself, I saw that a LOT of the images were mine! Apparently, I am obsessed with Patatjes Met. Who'da thunk it?

Patatjes Met Google Search

• Border. I was saddened to learn that most all of the Hard Rock Cafe properties in Mexico were "de-authorized" last week. I can only guess that their franchise payments weren't made to Hard Rock International, and so now they're no longer "official" Hard Rock properties. This kind of sucks, because now I won't have the opportunity to visit them. To make matters worse, two properties I also haven't been to in Ocho Rios (Jamaica) and San Juan (Puerto Rico) were closed outright. I hate it when that happens! I suppose that I should be grateful since I now have fewer destinations to check off on my Hard Rock list... but all I can think of is the missed opportunities.

• Maru. With all the sad and crappy stuff going on, it's always nice to have something good to hang on to. For me, that would be Maru the Cat! Maru loves to climb into boxes and bags and is always entertaining...

Maru Photos

The site is in Japanese with some English, but you don't need to know Japanese to enjoy the fantastic photos and movies! The next time you're feeling a little depressed, click on over to I am Maru. It always puts a smile on my face... and hopefully yours too.

And if you've got some time to kill, you could easily spend a whole day watching Maru's YouTube Channel...

• Passing. IT'S A SIMPLE FUCKING CONCEPT... DRIVE RIGHT, PASS LEFT! And yet, despite bunches of signs saying "Keep Right Except to Pass," people still clog up the passing lane with their stupid asses. Finally... AT LONG LAST... Washington State troopers are starting to pull these idiots over for violating the law. I have little hope that this is going to do any good... people out on the highways usually have their heads up their asses anyway... but it's comforting to know that law enforcement is starting to take this shit seriously. I still think it should be legal to pop a cap in somebody's ass if you end up passing their slow asses on the right-hand side...

Car Shot

Or follow them home and explain their error to them...

Fuck passing lane drivers

This has been a major pet peeve of mine for decades. I don't suppose it's too much to hope that the idiots on our roads will finally start to pay attention? Nah. Probably not.

And thus ends another Bullet Sunday... time to go be lazy, at last.

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  1. Christopher Stogdill says:

    Thanks for the Maru link. I sent it to a friend who is still understandably depressed after losing her daughter a couple months ago. She could use some cute humor.

  2. kapgar says:

    I was going to say that I couldn’t believe they closed the San Juan HRC since I was just there two months ago during my cruise. But I was mistaken. I was in the Nassau HRC. My bad.

  3. Iron Fist says:

    Sadly I think not even having a road sign shoved up their ass is going to help some drivers get a clue.

  4. Megan says:

    I find it’s still cheaper to make my own food rather than eat out, but I don’t do fast food all that often. I try to look at it as an investment in my health.

    Maru? Rocks my socks. That face just kills me.

  5. kilax says:

    I love Maru! I didn’t know she had her own site. I had only seen the vids. Thanks for the link!!!

  6. claire says:

    Love that cat! Such a great moment when the top box comes off but the other one is on, and Maru is like, hey, how did that happen? But then it’s all cool.

    I will definitely check out Maru’s site. I’m sure I could use some cheer in the days and weeks ahead. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Sybil Law says:

    Food prices haven’t gone down since gas prices rose a few years ago. I mean – shit – why should they lower their prices when they can just keep raising them AND giving us smaller portions? Fuckers!
    I need that last pic on a tee shirt!!

  8. Peggy Archer says:

    If you’ve got a farmer’s market near you, and you’re willing to cook, you can eat well for a week on $20 worth of veggies.

  9. martymankins says:

    I visited a HRC on Sunday – Myrtle Beach. I love the Pyramid shape of the building. Lots of cool memorabilia in there.

    Patatjes Met – I hear this and think of you and Dutch Bitch. Someday, I will try the real thing. Until then, I need to make sure I know I’m not butchering how I pronounce the word. I was explaining to a co-worker about Patatjes Met and know I was pronouncing the “j” and the “t” Are they silent? is there an MP3 or something that I can hear the proper pronunciation?

    • Dave2 says:

      LOVE the Myrtle Beach Hard Rock… has long been one of my favorites!

      I think it’s more like “patajchess met,” where the j is still a j but sounds kind of like a ch mixed with a j. We’ll have to encourage DutchBitch to give us the proper pronunciation video! Or… OR… you could come to Bitchsterdam 3 next Spring and learn how to pronounce it in person!!

  10. Michelle M. says:

    Maru, french fries and vigilante justice – love them all. That last panel is awesome.

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