Friday, September 12, 2008

TIGF!!!: Just enjoy this fabulous gymnastic routine and other stuff


This guy actually comes from around my parts. It takes a damn good gymnast to make it look this bad and pull it off.

My favorite thing before Star Wars was Steve Austin and Evel Knievel. The only thing that has survived all of the trends has been my love for Bigfoot, and I think that all started when Bionic Bigfoot battled Steve Austin (The Six Million Dollar Man) and later The Bionic Woman. I am not joking when I say that every time I am in the mountains I secretly hope to discover Bigfoot or a pride/herd, whatever, of these magnificent beasts. I think the key to understanding Bigfoot is that it is a spiritual creature, or, it exists in the spiritual dimension. There is something rather Twin Peaks about Bigfoot, being able to be in our world and its own. This is the one thing that would turn me into a total woodshed nutcase. It's a good thing that I don't have enough money to spend on a good woodshed or I'd be in trouble. For more about my fascination with Bigfoot, read these posts: here, here, and here. Those are not all of them, just a good starting point. Those are actually funny posts, you know, from when I was funny.

Speaking of things bionic, I think that the world needs a new spin on the whole Steve Austin franchise. He and the bionic woman should have a bionic baby, then both of them die horribly in a grease fire. The baby then gets put in a basket on the steps of a normal suburban family (how, I don't know) and they adopt the child. Hilarity ensues as all sorts of crazy bionic shenanigans take place. Kevlar Huggies, anyone?

I am no longer inheriting a 1964 Chevy truck from my oldest sister. The truck was my brother-in-law's grandpa's truck. I was going to take it off of their hands and fix it up as a relic'ed parts getter. A little thing called cancer put a damper on that idea. Since, my brother-in-law gave it away to his uncle, the son of the original owner. It is going to be fixed up, I suppose. But, it won't be as cool as I would have done it. So, I come across a '60 short bed, fleetside Chevy truck the other day as I'm being driven home from surgery. Maybe it was the drugs I was on, but I fell in love with the orange and rust colored beast. For those who have no idea what one looks like, they are gloriously ugly with the infamous "eye brow" hood. This one to the right is a stepside '60 Chevy that is no where near as ugly as they look stock. I love ugly old trucks that either look like they have chrome gay man handle bar mustaches or circus freak wagons. Anyway, this particular truck was not for sale. I guess I will just have to wait, probably when I'm married and it will cause my wife to leave me.

That is all.

11 comments:

megatropolis said...

My ex and his entire family were into fixing up old trucks just like this. And now we're divorced. I'm just saying.

Julie Schuler said...

I'm sure my son would love to hear all about your truck plans, and I would enjoy having a break from listening to him blather on and on, and showing me pictures of old trucks. You could make a perfect creepy uncle for him, if you were into that sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

My grandpa had an old truck - not sure of the year or make, but from the 50's. The coolest thing, in my young mind anyway, was that you just pushed a button to start it. I couldn't imagine not using a key. It was like magic! leigh

The Grunt said...

Meggypoo~ He sounds like a cool guy for a complete farkwit.

Julie~ The creepy uncle thing is so not me. I mean, carrying a bloody deer antler around is just good fun, not creepy.

Leigh~ That's cool! I love the old, old pickups like that.

Anonymous said...

I forgot about this - my grandma had an old plymouth and you had to push buttons to get it to shift from park to whatever gear you wanted. I'm really not that old - they just had old cars! Leigh

Scott said...

That gymnastics video is classic.

Good luck with whatever happens with the truck.

Jules said...

remind me not to marry you then!

The Grunt said...

Leigh~ I just dig how some the '50s and some of the '60s cars were trying to be "futuristic" with their jet and rocket age styling cues to their gimmicky dials, knobs, and instrument faces. Now, marketing/R&D and ergonomics have pretty much made interiors kind of dull, for the most part. I want the car that Homer Simpson designed, lol!

Scott~ The truck was just a passing fancy. Maybe I will ask the owner how much or if they'd sell it. I've got my hands full with my current truck and guitar projects. My goal is to have a huge, ugly truck or wagon that looks like it is going to kill something, but run on clean natural gas to just fuck with everybody. Actually, I could dig an old Volkswagen Rabbit or go back to what I had when I was 18--a '69 Beetle. It was a death trap, but too cool for school.

Jules~ Well, I think I already knew that one:p Besides, I understand that you are already taken by a good man.

Christielli said...

I knew a woman who left her husband when he bought a plane without her permission. So you should be safe since truck is less than plane?

The Grunt said...

Christielli~ That's the kind of reasoning I like! Besides, I am a loyal man who would listen to his wife and tell her that her butt does not look big in that dress. Plus, I always put the toilet seat back down. That's what severe beatings from three older sisters have taught me:D

Chandra said...

I loved the video! TOO awesome... reminds me of the ice dancing... I think they call it that pair. They did a routine where they dressed up man as woman, woman as man. It was some Canadian team... but this is going back awhile.

Cute truck (sorry I'm a girl, cute is a descriptive word for us! haha) It's rare to see things like that these days, unless your out in rural areas.