The Casual Dignity Park Place Log

you gotta love professional grade lawn sweepers whose warranty doesn't cover commercial use.

there's nothing that makes food taste more vile than the yammer and clammer of a jeauvenile.
    — the pied piper of hamelin

quick quiz: about how many people liked shemp?
that's correct: nobody.  not a single person liked shemp.

out of great sorrow and spilled blood, forces of good are sometimes born.
    — hercules

i'll be honest: i miss russia.  things were - on the whole - much less complicated when there were two superpowers around who would swat the little guys.

time spent in prayer is never wasted, however urgent the duties that press upon us from every side.
    — pope benedict xvi

i've discovered that the GBA is home to a large handful of games that are as good as anything the DS has to offer.  even more reasons not to get the DSi...

The Minnie and Smokey Park Place Log

unfortunately, just because a game "supports wii balance board" doesn't mean that using it is a good idea.

you can't base happiness on the amount of money you make.  well, i'm not knocking money, but there are other things...
    — beast from haunted cave

there really should be a law that altar servers must wear slacks (or at least black jeans) and dress shoes.  even if they think they can get away with shorts, how do they think flip flops are acceptable?  and why does the priest let them serve?

what we are losing is editing.  ...  the discipline that should go with being able to communicate is gone.
    — daniel schorr

that mtn dew voltage is pretty good stuff.  i'd say that they should bring out a diet version, but experience shows that it'd taste completely different.

years ago, an ingenious starship designer developed a metal that, when heated to a certain temperature, forms huge metal coins that can be collected by other ships.
    — tyrian

i've been watching old movies and it turns out that skimpy outfits aren't new, it's just that in the past they weren't turned into events unto themselves.  it's unfortunate that story has been sacrificed on the altar of lasciviousness.

The Tokyo Beat Down Park Place Log III

so did you hear what happened here in marunoichi?  apparently, some terrorists showed up!
    — man who summarizes yesterday

terrorists, schmerrorists.  i ain't scared of those pansies.
    — intense businessman

i'll tear them apart and beat them with their own limbs!
    — girl who likes action movies

third floor: clearance sale on lingerie... and justice!
    — lewis cannon

it's nice and noisy in here!
    — lady who likes obstreperosity

ello, love, nice daisies.  where ya off ta now?
    — obligatory british guy

i wish i'd been nicer to people.
    — lady who rues the day

you're in a shady gang and you're surprised to see cops?
    — lewis cannon

oh no!  i heard there was a female cop in yaesu!
    is she the one whose kicks are fast as lightning?
no!  she's the one who shoots you in inconvenient places!
    — j-gang doorman and the other j-gang doorman

you think *we're* to blame?  do you know how much planning goes into bombing a city?!
    — guy admitting incompetence

(sigh) so predictable.  you wait for the handcuffs and then you try and reach for a hidden firearm.
    — rika hyodo