Ack! It's 4am and I'm a Drivin'

I have orientation for graduate school today, so I've got to make the 2-hour drive to the Metroplex this morning.  I'm in the University of Texas at Arlington now (UTA) doing graduate work in Social Work.

In a fit of crazy, I signed up for the concurrent MSW and Doctoral program.  It's nutty because the master's level is the terminal degree for my career, so I don't need the doctorate.  Still, it might be nice to fall back on teaching college when I get bored of real work, so there you go.

Plus I'd like to go by Dr. Brent in two years.  And don't think I won't do it!

Yes, I'd spend and extra 25K for a bad Blogosphere joke.  It's how I'm wired.

I want to point out two things this morning.  I've got an article up on both Bell of Lost Souls and Yes The Truth Hurts concurrently.  I didn't plan it, but that's how it happened... plus they each mention the other, if only vaguely!

Hell froze over.  News at 11.

No, serious - I've got more to say about it later.

The YTTH article is on Internet communication, and I'll admit I'm a bit disappointed it didn't get more comments.  I think it's one of the more important things I've written.  The Bell article is my best to date, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Check 'em out... and COMMENT!

(PS: I haven't seen Not Brent lately.  I'm sure he and his green magic marker will be back, but he seems to be filling up on Paincakes and foul language.  He's also stolen one of my new series.  I'd get it back, but I can't remember what it was... 'cause it's gone.)


Chumbalaya said...

Dr. Brent, I quite like the ring of that.

What will that make Not Brent?

Darkwynn said...

Dr. Brent you do realize that the internet is going to catch on fire...

YTTH and BOLS in the same article... oh no what is going to happen :P

Papa JJ said...

I hope orientation and the upcoming semester go very well for you, best of luck to you in your studies. Congratulations on all your recent cross-blogging success!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Brent has his hands in everything...

Big Whit said...

Dr. Brent just wants to give free prostate exams

Brent said...


No, too easy!

Herr Fernseher said...

What? Restraint on YTTH? Restraint on Strictly Average? I remember the early 20's huge-ass-Brent. (No his posterior wasn't--nevermind.)

You better be laying it down over on House of Paincakes! Some of us still have juvenile senses of humor!

Fleahost said...

Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. A must see scene from Spies like us. On a totally different topics, Brent check out OnceBitten360 on you tube. He's the Bretonnian player with some pretty good battle reports.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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