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Nov. 17th, 2009

07:34 pm - Finally a road trip post!

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Day 1: Drove from Houston to Denton, TX. Weather was good... until I got to Dallas, where the sky turned ugly and then opened up on me. I was able to handle it... but some other idiot wasn't, getting me stuck in a traffic jam for half an hour. Phoo. Spent the night in a La Quinta.

I saw a billboard on the road:
Lost
The map is in my book
- God

So Dinosaur Comics was right! God can't punctuate!


Day 2: Drove through Oklahoma. Much colder. Also some rain. I took I-35 to Oklahoma City, then got on I-44, which consists of two turnpikes with Tulsa in between. I got to the Holiday Inn in Joplin, Missouri, where I first struggled with the luggage cart, took a wrong turn, had to struggle a lot more than I would otherwise, got pissed, and then got more pissed when the internet failed to work. I was able to connect to the wi-fi network, but the signal-bar icon popup said "Limited or no connectivity". I should have called the front desk first; instead, I tried fiddling with my settings, then calling iBahn tech support (and either I got cut off or they need to get some hold music). Then I saw it was getting late and gave up.


Day 3: Drove across Missouri to Springfield, Illinois. Missouri was cold, foggy, wet and miserable (though I was warm, dry and happy in my car with my winter coat and my music!) Kept seeing a billboard: Nothing's too hard for God (except using punctuation).

Then I crossed the river into Illinois where the sun went down, the trucks got aggressive, and it warmed up a bit (though still rather cold and windy). Reached Springfield, checked into a Holiday Inn Express, and finally made a Livejournal post!


Tomorrow: Driving to Chicago. Shouldn't take too long.

Thursday: Hanging around in Chicago. Think I'll see "Pirate Radio", arrr.

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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 18th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
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Can you link to or estimate the date for the "Dinosaur Comics" episode in question?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 18th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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It's not one specific strip. Every now and then, God talks to T. Rex, and he does so in bold all-caps text with no punctuation.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
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I'd link to an example strip if this hotel wi-fi connection didn't suck so much...
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From:dv_girl
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
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"Nothing is too hard for god"

...

First I read the annoying Christian version.
Then I read the contemplative zen version.
Then I read the internet porn version.
Finally I'm left with the zen porn version.
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From:wbwolf
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
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There's an entire branch of unexplored fetishes (well, outside of Roman/Greek mythos...), deity porn!
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From:nefaria
Date:November 18th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
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The God signs annoy me too. The Christians putting up those billboards need to look up the definition of "heresy".
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From:aatheus
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
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The God billboards amuse me. It's like they are expecting someone to be driving along and suddenly exclaim, "Oh hey! God! I gotta get me some of that!"
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 19th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
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> Nothing's too hard for God

So they finally solved that "Can God create a rock so big that even He can't lift it?" problem then, eh?

Cause I've been a Christian all my life and I still don't have a satisfactory answer to that one ...
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