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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live vs. The Grunion and Z

The Grunion and Z went to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live in Tulsa this past weekend.
GRUNION:  Man, road tripping to a show is awesome.  Oooooooooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain!  Pass me some snackies!

Z:  I'm kinda nervous about the show.  Do you think they'll just play stuff from the new album, or do you think they'll do a bunch of the classic stuff?

GRUNION:  All I know is that they better play the Wiggle Song or I will throw the biggest hissy the world has ever seen.

Z:  For sure.  We'll throw a double hissy.

GRUNION:  Are you gonna crowd surf again?

Z: Probably.  The last time I crowd surfed I was all RAWR!  Take this suckas!  Lost one of my shoes though.

Z:  That was the best I ever crowd surfed.  Ever.

GRUNION:  Finally!  These seats are boss!  I hope the Gabba starts soon.

Z:  Whoa!  What's up with the ladies in row N?  Are they checkin out my Muno hat?  What's up, ladies!

ANNOUNCER:  Boys and girls, please welcome Yo Gabba Gabba!

GRUNION:  Awesome, they're recreating the '86 tour!

Z: that...I think it's...

ANNOUNCER:  Boys and girls, please welcome Biz Markie!

Z:  Biz Markie?  Was he on the '86 tour?
GRUNION:  Let me think....I don't think so....

Z:  CROWDSURF!  Waaaahoooooooo!

Z:  Man, that was totally awesome!  It's gonna take me hours to come down off the adrenaline high!
GRUNION:  Totally!

Two minutes later...

Victory:  Yo Gabba Gabba Live

Monday, November 7, 2011

BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma

I usually try to stay away from the mega-coliseum chains, but I was in Tulsa this past Saturday and I had heard some good things about the fries at the BOK Center so I popped in.

$3.50 for about 30 good-sized fries.  Straight out of a bag, but crisp, hot and surprisingly delicious!  I tasted a hint of popcorn oil, so I figure some of it falls into the fry oil or something.  $3.50 is kinda steep, but you have to expect a gouge at an arena.

Extra points for the old school fry cup.  7 out of 10.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Grunion vs. Halloween II

Last Halloween the Grunion was only a year old.   He didn't really grasp the concept, but he fought Halloween valiantly.  Unfortunately, he ultimately "lost".

This year, the Grunion informed us that he was gonna "kick Halloween's butt".  We weren't sure what that meant, but he showed up for breakfast on Halloween wearing this:

GIBBY:  You know, without the mask Spiderman's identity isn't secret.
GRUNION:  I know.  I WANT Halloween to know who's kicking it's butt.

GIBBY:  Okey-dokey then.  Do you know what Halloween is all about? 
GRUNION:  Of course I do.  During the third sub-century on the fourth moon of Snanggabor...
GIBBY:  Wait....what?  Snanga-what?
GRUNION:  Snanggabor.  The planet?  Ever heard of it?
GIBBY:  No, and I'm sure it doesn't-
GRUNION:  Keep quiet or I'm not gonna tell the story.  Anyway, Elicoor the Flabbergasted decreed that in honor of the anniversary of the victory of Gene and Dean Ween over the Hallopotroids at Helgemuth during the Ranco-Tripsidian wars, October 31st would be a holiday.

GRUNION:  And since it's a military holiday you're supposed to dress up in war paint and challenge your neighbors to battle.

GRUNION:  And they bribe you with candy to spare their lives.

Neighbor Marcus was having his annual (super-clever) Halloween party at his house where he tells all the kids a story about how a bunch of Halloween candy has been disappearing and probably it's ghosts taking the candy and "how about we get on this hay ride trailer and ride up to the nearby park to see if we can find the candy" and lo and behold there is candy all over the park for the kids to "find".  I hope I can think of this kind of stuff when the Grunion starts to get bored with us.

Anyhoo, the Grunion wasn't having any of the story, but he enjoyed running around the yard at top speed with the rest of the kids.

Victory: Grunion?