Heavy Chevy

Posted on Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 09:38 am in category: USA, Whatever
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Jaren geleden had ik een Chevrolet Blazer, uit 1987. Het was een machtige machine. En toen verkocht ik hem, ik weet nu ook niet meer waarom.

Daar heb ik dus altijd spijt van gehad. En toen was er ineens eentje te koop, niet al te ver weg. Om een lang verhaal kort te maken: ik heb 'm gekocht.


Ik kocht 'm in Ashtabula,OH, en dat is ongeveer een uurtje rijden over de snelweg. Dat is geen pretje kan ik u vertellen, in deze auto. Maar daar heb ik 'm ook niet voor natuurlijk. Thuis het ding op de oprit gezet, en uiteraard wilde ik er later weer een stukje mee rijden. Helaas, hij wilde meteen al niet starten, dus nog dezelfde avond lag ik eronder om een nieuwe startmotor te monteren. Gelukkig kan ik hier op elke hoek van de straat (bij wijze van spreken) dat soort onderdelen tegen een schappelijke prijs kopen.

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Bellen met Ms. Vicky

Posted on Friday 11 September 2015 at 12:00 pm in category: Whatever
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Bellen met Ms. Vicky

@iederwoord, waarom?

Posted on Monday 13 August 2012 at 8:48 pm in category: Whatever, Nerds
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De laatste tijd werd mijn aandacht regelmatig getrokken door de tweets van @everyword. Dit is een twitteraccount dat probeert alle woorden van de Engelse taal in alfabetische volgorde te tweeten. Op zich lijkt dat vreemd, maar eigenlijk is het best aardig om te zien hoe die woorden zonder enige context toch vaak een betekenis krijgen.


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A very brief history of North America after 1492

Posted on Wednesday 01 August 2012 at 11:22 am in category: USA
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Back in 1492, there was a pretty crazy dude called Christopher Columbus (or actually Cristóbal Colón). He was one of those guys that went out on a ship to go discover stuff, which was pretty lucrative business. Anyway, he thought he'd do something else, and instead of leaving Spain and going around Africa to get to the East, he decided to keep going west. What he did not know yet, is that you run into the Americas if you do that.

Eventually he arrived in what is now the Bahamas. He loaded up the boats with all the funny things he found there, and a bunch of funny people, called Arawaks. That was not too hard, since these Arawaks didn't have guns. He killed a couple, and the rest was scared shitless so he could make them servants. All in all a pretty succesful trip.


A very brief history of North America after 1492

What keeps the police busy in Tallmadge, OH

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2012 at 9:09 pm in category: Police Reports
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Up until now, I've only been posting reports from the police in Hudson. Some of you might think that nothing ever happens outside of Hudson, but this is far from the horrible truth.

Take for example Tallmadge, a town not too far from Hudson. The most odd things happen here. Please read the little clipping out of the Tallmadge Express of January 22, 2012 below, first:

Tallmadge Express, January 22, 2012

After I read this about 20 times, I am still stuck with lots of questions. My first one was of course 'what in the hell is a Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator?'. Turns out it's one of those little torture devices, of which the benefit has never been really clinically proven.

Another question is: 'Why would anyone want to steal it?' Can you sell it? A quick search on EBay for  Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator didn't show any results, so there is not a big market for them, or so it seems. On the local Craigslist however, this showed up, which may or may not be the actual unit that was stolen.

Now back to the article in the newspaper. If you read it again, you might actually see that the victim of this heinous crime reported that the device was stolen "between Sept. 29 and Dec. 21" . That means you need to come up with one heck of an alibi if the thing is found in your possesion.

"Excuse me sir, where were you between Thursday September 29 and Wednesday December 21, 2011?"

And last, but not least I am thinking: How long did it take the poor police officer on duty before he had that thing spelled right in the police report?

PS. I've searched and searched, but could not find any TENS units with a value of $500. It might all be an insurance scam.

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Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2012 at 2:33 pm in category: Whatever
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Valentijnsdag. Een gedicht.

"Ik hou zoveel van jou", zei ze zacht
Hij keek verbaasd, had dat niet verwacht
"Waarom dan?" vroeg hij haar
"Mijn eerste man sloeg me veel vaker in elkaar"


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What keeps the police busy in Hudson, Ohio - Part 8

Posted on Monday 16 January 2012 at 11:04 am in category: Police Reports
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The people in Hudson are getting more unruly by the week now.

In the incident described below, not only do the police arrest two 9-year old boys that have figured out how to use Google, but also uncover this new gadget that no one has ever heard of before. An iPad Touch. Must be some fancy combination of an iPad and an iPod Touch.

Hudson Hub Times, January 15th 2012

And now apparently there are people dancing in the street! Surprisingly, the man was just returned to his home, wihtout waterboarding.

Hudson Hub Times, January 15th 2012

What keeps the police busy in Hudson, Ohio - Part 8