Friday, February 16, 2018

T-Shirt Collection: Gorillaz

Birthday present from my most recent celebration: A brand new Gorillaz shirt showcasing their 5th studio album "Humanz."

Another day, another addition to my T-shirt collection ...

.......... Ruprecht ( STOP )

Friday, January 26, 2018

Another Nostalgia Zone Submission

Hey, look! It's The Good Ol’ Days Of Stupid!

(Another contribution to Warehouse Find, the official blog of

.......... Ruprecht ( STOPped eating Tide a long, long time ago.* )

*Actually, Rupe's never eaten Tide in his life. Apologies for the letdown.

Monday, January 8, 2018

T-Shirt Collection: Group Therapy

Last September is the last time I posted a selection from my T-shirt collection. And that's just been too, too long.

So ...

.......... Ruprecht ( STOP )

Thursday, January 4, 2018

O (magerer) Tannenbaum

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Wo sind deine lieblichen Nadeln?
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Hat dich jemand gestreift, während sie tweedten?
Du bist rasiert und nackt und ohne Grün
Keine schönen Wedel dort zu sehen
Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

Ach, dein Meister, der Ärmste der Büttel.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
Where are your lovely needles?
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree 
Did someone strip you while they tweedled?
You're shaved and bare and lacking green
No lovely fronds there to be seen
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
Alas, your master, the poorest of beadles.

.......... Ruprecht ( HALT )

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The (supposed) Red Claw Of Christmastime

Five years of putting up this particular decoration ...

... and this was the first I'd noticed the snowman wasn't actually sporting a red claw with snow dabbled on it.

He's holding a red cardinal.

The things you don't notice ...

.......... Ruprecht ( has to STOP not noticing things )

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Online Popularity

As the end of the year quickly approaches, out come "the lists" - the best ofs, the most populars, the trends of the year, the things we can do without in 2018. Since November they've been appearing regularly and making the rounds.

I like lists. I can't say exactly why ... but I like them. In some cases it might be for the general knowledge they impart. Others for the surprise factor revelations. Still others because of the simple "I did not know that" factor. 

This one I found amusing. Based on tracking online items purchased throughout the year, Walmart put together this list of most popular items by state. Some? Pretty understandable. RV & marine antifreeze in Alaska? Makes perfect sense. Wisconsin's proclivity to buy Green Bay Packers bath mats? Yeah, I can see that. I even get the popularity of personal travel care kits for Utah.

But ... root beer extract? "Ghost in the Shell" DVDs? Cinnamon-flavored toothpaste, watermelon-flavored gum and grape-flavored drink mix? Interesting, unexpected and comical selections from, respectively, Louisiana, Connecticut, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Ohio. (Louisiana's got something going on down there I feel I need to find out about.)

Please, enjoy.

.......... Ruprecht ( STOP )

Thursday, December 14, 2017

R.I.P. Pat DiNizio

I did a little guest riffing on yesterday's loss of The Smithereens' front man Pat DiNizio over at Warehouse Find ...

.......... Ruprecht ( STOP