This is a new Friday for me. Assuming you’re reading this Friday morning, I am in the midst of the final hours of my job. Soon I will start suckling at the severance teat. As such, I’m not sure if this is a happy Friday, or exactly what adjective I would use to describe it. It is a Friday. Also, since this is the last day of the Denver office, the internet at work was shut down on Monday. So I wasn’t able to browse the net like normal and scoop up a bunch of links like the sun on the raisin bran box scooping up raisins. I apologize for the short entry today, but next week there should be plenty more. You’re going to benefit from time off.
When my friend got her puppy and told me her name was Piper my response was, “Like Rowdy Roddy?” She was less than amused. But there was never a moment when Rowdy Roddy Piper didn’t amuse those who watched him in the ring, in Piper’s Pit, or fighting off aliens. Piper was a beloved entertainer, I remember squealing a little when he showed up on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and even watched an episode of Wife Swap because he was on it. He swapped wives with Ric Flair. It’s kind of awesome, sad, and exactly what you expect. I was very sad to hear the news of his passing last Friday. The WWE had this excellent tribute to him on Monday night’s Raw. The best I can do is dedicate this Happy Friday to him. It’s slightly better than nothing.
Now I came here to chew bubble gum and waste your Friday. And I’m all out of bubble gum!
After an unusual week of work, though since I have never closed down an office before, they’re all fairly unusual, it’s time to let loose. But this weekend will involve some work as well, but fun work. Something I look forward to but it will be taxing. More on that in a bit and next week. First let’s get to some time-wasting fun with a physics video, cartoon complaints, and drug testing. Happy Friday, let’s walk this dog.
For those of you who followed me from my old site, Cru Jones Society, then you already know what this is all about. For my new found readers, this was something we would do every week. In an effort to help whittle away those useless Friday work hours (seriously what’s the point of going to work on Fridays?) we gather up some links from around the web that are interesting, funny, or just plain wacky. In a recent chat with my former website partner, E Dagger, we reminisced how much fun we had writing these, and in my new attempt to not sit on my creativity I thought I would revive the art form that is Happy Friday. I have fun writing them and you get to waste the morning, the only loser is your productivity, and your boss I suppose. So let’s get to the wrestling, Chuck Taylors, and hockey!