The McGriddle

If you’ve never heard of Tucker Max, I’d recommend you check out his website. The guy is a hilarious asshole with a lot of great stories to tell. I saw this conversation regarding McDonald’s there:

SlingBlade: “I can only assume from your cavalier attitude that you have yet to partake of the wonderment that is the McGriddle. Let me enlighten you. What happens is the One True God grows them on trees in the Elysian Fields using a heretofore unused incantation. He then proceeds to magic them to your local eater where whatever ghetto Bastard cook your McDonald’s has rescued from welfare that week proceeds to wrap it in cellophane and pass it along to you, the fortunate consumer. You proceed to ingest this finery in the vain hope that your obviously over-matched taste buds can somehow grasp the delectable intricacies it is suddenly faced with. Is that egg? Why yes it is, and bacon too. But wait — they didn’t add … yes they did, yes they did indeed. They added cheese. And then, then my friends, they wrapped it in a sumptuous pancake bun! As your taste buds try to process that amazing piece of information, IT hits them…the syrup nugget. THE MOTHERFUCKING SYRUP NUGGET! It announces itself with a burst of confectionery grandiosity the likes of which your palate has never seen.”

Tucker: “So you like them?”

SlingBlade: “If you EVER speak ill of the McGriddle again I will personally force-feed you one while I fuck you in the butt using the wrapper as a condom and then donkey punch you when the infused syrup nuggets explode in your mouth.”

Penn State Mobilized for Missing Student

UPDATE (via Onward State): Dado found dead in stairwell by Steidle and Deike. Foul play not suspected, however alcohol was involved.

A fire has been lit underneath Penn State and the entire community is mobilizing to search for a freshman who went missing this weekend. Joseph Dado was last seen on Sunday the 19th at 3:00 AM leaving the Fiji house on campus (Phi Gamma Delta). It’s one of the few fraternities at Penn State who still has a house that resides on the actual campus.

My first indication that something was going on was when I was heading to the far west of campus this afternoon to get a flu shot. Overhead, the whole time, a State Police helicopter was slowly flying around. It’s not totally abnormal for a helicopter to fly around Penn State, but usually it’s either for a football game, or to take photos of campus. As a freshman I got to fly in a helicopter flown by the Air Force for their ROTC recruiting efforts. (It was awesome, I nearly signed up.)

But later on, when cutting through the HUB to grab a drink, I realized this was no ordinary flyby. Inside the HUB were dozens of students with fliers showing a missing student. His photo was plastered around the building, and there was an article in the campus newspaper.

Onward State, a Penn State blog, has been updating all day. They’ve linked to a fast growing Facebook group, and noted that students and community members, led by the Interfraternity Council and the University Park Undergraduate Association, will be meeting tonight to organize search parties. The family has also put up a $10,000 reward for information.

it’s kinda scary, because there is a history of people going missing around here, such as Cindy Song and DA Ray Gricar, not to mention the legendary unsolved murder of Betsy Aardsma. I think everybody is hoping this was just some drunken misunderstanding and not as serious as it is fast becoming.

Joe Dado


The last couple weeks I’ve felt very busy, but I’m feeling finally that I’m somewhat involved with things at school again. Rather than sitting around doing nothing most evenings I’ve been doing karate. It’s good for me. I come home hurting, I am exhausted at times, but for a few hours, a couple nights a week my mind is focused, I’m able to shut off the outside world and focus on just this. I feel stronger physically. And there are some nice people in the club. I’m glad to do it. I still some nights just crave to come home and do nothing. But I’ve been trying my hardest to stick with it every class.

I went to the football game last weekend and it was fun. I’m glad it’s football season again, fall is the best time of year for a sports fan. I signed up for cable again, cuz it’s always frustrating when I have to miss Penn State games because I don’t have ESPN or something. I had canceled my cable maybe 9 months ago cuz I hadn’t been watching anything really, but I was time to change that.

So today the cable guy came. He hooked up the box and all, got it working… then when he left i undid all this connections and hooked it up how I wanted. haha.

I’ve been poking around on my new hundreds of tv stations for a while now. But there were two things I watched tonight that really sort of epitomized the two sides of me. For like 2 hours I watched UFC. Ultimate Fighting. Blood soaked fighters beating on each other. Perhaps it’s my recent resumption of karate training that let me enjoy MMA again, but I had a blast watching it.

But what did I find myself watching after that? Oxygen. The Notebook was on… It’s a good movie! 😛 It’s all about second chances. Who doesn’t wish for those now and again?

If there is an opposite to MMA I think the Notebook might be it.