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Furry Fever

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So this FurryCon-whatever is taking place this year again in Pittsburgh. Guess this is an annual thing now.

The tails and ears are held on with straps, and the fur is usually fake — but the money that Anthrocon furry convention visitors spend Downtown is very real.

More than 4,500 furries — fans of art, literature and games featuring anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals — are flooding the city for Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Anthrocon, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. During their four-day meeting, which started Thursday night, the furries will attend lectures and workshops as well as nightly raves at the convention center.

They’ll also spend an estimated $5.3 million at Downtown businesses, said Sam “Uncle Kage” Conway, chairman of Anthrocon’s board of directors.

Even though Anthrocon 2011 broke past registration records, Mr. Conway said he believed the event would have pulled in even more attendees if the city had followed through on a languishing initiative to build more hotels Downtown.

They’re not infringing on anyone’s constitutional rights, so I don’t care. It’s just … odd. But whatever.

I do have one question: does the convention/hotel staff clean out the litter boxes or do the convention organizers bring in outside help for that?

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June 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

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Furry Fun

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So this FurryCon-whatever is going to be an annual thing in my region? I haven’t paid much attention to these, err, people, but news stories always seem to sprout up this time each year now regarding this group and it’s gathering spot.

The tails and ears are held on with straps, and the fur is usually fake — but the money that Anthrocon furry convention visitors spend Downtown is very real.

More than 4,500 furries — fans of art, literature and games featuring anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals — are flooding the city for Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Anthrocon, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. During their four-day meeting, which started Thursday night, the furries will attend lectures and workshops as well as nightly raves at the convention center.

They’ll also spend an estimated $5.3 million at Downtown businesses, said Sam “Uncle Kage” Conway, chairman of Anthrocon’s board of directors.

Well that ought to do wonders for the region’s tourism industry. I’m sure they will be plastered on the front of the city’s marketing materials.

Look, they’re not violating anybody’s rights. I don’t care what they do. I do have one question: does the convention/hotel staff clean out the litter boxes or do the convention organizers bring in outside help for that?

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June 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

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Fortnight Year Anniversary

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And now is time for that one day out of the year where I reflect on the 14 years of knowing the better half — 8 in sin, 6 in not as much sin. That’s 40 percent of my life, and like debt-to-GDP, this ratio will just keep on growing.

What are we doing today? Hell if I know. Probably go out and watch the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Yeah, we’re high-rollers. But you should have seen how weak-kneed and googly-eyed she got when earlier this week she asked, “What are you planning for Saturday?” and my response was, “You didn’t say anything about that when we went over this month’s budget.”

You don’t say this shit after the first fortnight of a courtship. God help me should I ever become available on the open market.

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June 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

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kkk’s Rule Of Life #76

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One afternoon fifteen years ago I was waiting for a bus along Fifth Avenue and saw some guy peeing on a building behind me; that’s when I realized city life wasn’t for me.

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June 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Copper Top

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Yesterday afternoon I heard a local news story about copper wire thieves shutting down power for thousands in a nearby township. The news reporter said the thieves almost electrocuted themselves. The reporter said this like it would have been a bad thing.

Copper thieves who hit four electrical substations in counties north of Pittsburgh are risking their lives for a few dollars’ worth of scrap metal, a West Penn Power company official says.

Thieves struck twice near Zelienople and once each near Cranberry and New Castle since Thursday, said Doug Colafella, spokesman for West Penn Power.

The latest theft, of 30 feet of wiring from a station near Zelienople early Wednesday, knocked out power to 3,800 Cranberry-area residents for part of the day and probably touched off a potentially deadly ball of heat and electricity when the thieves cut thick ground wires.

Colafella said that when a transformer blows, as it did in this case, an “arc flash explosion” — a basketball-sized concentration of heat and electricity — shoots from the transformer. The arc flash can reach temperatures of thousands of degrees.

On the same broadcast but regarding a different story, sombody used the term, “old baby.” It may not have been a reporter that said it.

On an unrelated note, a 16-year-old was referred to as an “adult.” I love how depending on the situation the media can call a teen-20something either a “kid” or “adult.”

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June 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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Cutting-Edge Interview

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Well he did say he wouldn’t rest until he found the real killers.

O.J Simpson has confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he murdered his former wife, it has been reported.

The talk show host made headlines recently saying that one of her regrets was never having got the shamed former sportsman to confess to the killing.

And it appears her wish may well have come true with reports Simpson has already told one of her producers in an interview from jail that he knifed ex-wife Nicole in self-defence – a confession he will now repeat to the talk show queen during a spectacular televised sit down interview.

And here’s the best part? Guess the LAPD killed Ron Goldman and placed his body on the scene.

According to the insider, Simpson recently decided to go through with the confession after he was contacted again by one of Oprah’s producers.

‘He told the producer: “Tell Oprah that yes, I did it. I killed Nicole, but it was in self-defence. She pulled a knife on me and I had to defend myself”,’ the insider was quoted as saying.

He reportedly then went on to give a full account of what happened on the night of the murders on June 12 1994.

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June 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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kkk’s Rule Of Life #75

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If you are breaking into a house, arm yourself with a vacuum cleaner; just hit the “on” switch when the attack dog comes running at you and he will go hide under the bed while you plunder.

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June 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm