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Mae Dae! Mae Dae!

A Dae Without Cupcakes  mae

Today is our beloved Mae’s birthdae.  Everybody say Happy Birthdae, Mae!

I’ll wait.

::elevator music::

As you all know, our dear Mae hates many things: Cupcakes, stupid people, and karaoke, just to name a few.  But Mae loves stuff too, and it is the objects of her love as well as the objects of her hate that make Mae one of the most amazing people that we’ve ever had the fortune to call a friend.  If you ever need a person to talk to at 4 in the morning, Mae is there.  If you have a problem, Mae has a solution.  If you need to unlock a door, Mae has the key.  If you need to breakdance, Mae has cardboard.  If you need to fight Rosie O’Donnell in the Applebee’s parking lot, Mae has a brick. If you need someone to have your back, Mae’s behind you. If you need to dispose of a body, Mae has a plan and a car with an unusually large trunk.

In celebration of Mae’s Dae, we at Thundersquee! are placing a moratorium on all things cupcakes.  So yeah, put that cupcake down.  PUT.IT.DOWN.  There will be no cupcake eating todae.  Nae!  Any citizen of the People’s Republic of Thundersquee! found eating a cupcake on this holiest of daes will meet the Hags in the Applebee’s parking lot whereupon his or her face will meet the business end of a Thundersquee! brand brick.  The only exception is a space cupcake: because SPACE CUPCAKES KILL!!!


So, on that note, come take a journey with us as we recount:

20 Things that Mae Loves

1. The Detroit Red Wings

2. Her dogs Max and Angie  (a.k.a. her kryptonite)

3. The Dudes:

i) The Dude (#1) is her father’s dog who likes to gnaw on her toes and underwear, but Mae loves The Dude nonetheless.

ii) The Dude (#2) is El Duderino from The Big Lebowski, which Mae lub lub lubs.

4. Arby’s Big Beef and Cheddar –“Gotta get your hands on one,” Mae often cries.

5. The Detroit Tigers

6. Hammer pants

7. Doing the robot (especially with one arm)

8. PG Tips

9. Better Off Dead

10. True Blood

11. Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush

12. Jet boats (aka-go fast boats.)  One day she will buy a jet boat and name it “Suck My Wake.”

13. Chick Lit (e.g., Bridget Jones’ Diary)

14. Esquire magazine

15. Amelie

16. Trivia

17. Golf (but not putt-putt; Mae hates putt-putt)

18.  Long drives

19.  Word play

20. Stomping cupcakes

BONUS: Lamp. Mae loves Lamp.

So there you have it.  The softer side of Mae.  She’s a great friend, a great person, and we’re  lucky to have met her.  She has gotten us through good times and bad times, and for that we will always buttcone her. 


July 16, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies, People We Love | , , , , | 30 Comments

Happy Birthday, Comrade

Tetris Turned 25

tetrisWe normally don’t post on weekends, but yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the release of Tetris and I couldn’t let a friend’s birthday go by without recognition, especially one with whom I’ve been friends since they were born.

I’ve spent a significant portion of the last 25 years creating rows out of falling tetrominoes–so much so that at times I’ve seen the damn things falling as I drifted off to sleep, yet I’ve never grown sick of the game.   I still play it to this day. Granted the fervor with which I play is nowhere near what it was 25 years ago, but I have it on all my gadgets, so it pretty much goes with me wherever I go.

This would feel like a rather geeky admission if it weren’t for the fact that it has become so deeply ingrained in our pop culture.  Its theme music has been played by orchestras the world over, there have been human based replications, Tetris apartments, Tetris jewelry, and there’s more Tetris themed art than you can shake several sticks at. There’s even been psychological studies to determine why people dream of those infernal blocks falling as they fall asleep.

There’s no doubt that Tetris has touched a lot of lives and wasted a lot of hours, but it’s also sparked a lot of creativity and been a lot of fun. So happy birthday, old friend, and thanks, Alexey Pajitnov and everyone else who ever ported the game to a new platform and kept the game alive and going strong.

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies | , , , | 1 Comment


Born on This Day


Today is the birthday of Thundersquee!’s beloved Deimos and we wish her a very Happy Birthday.  We hope you get to do everything your heart desires today including drinking beer, shooting guns, and shooting guns at beer cans.  Please, though, don’t go all Dick Cheney on us and shoot some poor sap in the face.  Unless that poor sap totally has it coming.

Also born today:

Rosie O’Donnell– Thundersquee!’s mortal enemy; her flaws include refusing to admit being an asshole to former Nine West employees, wearing crocs, and not being Deimos.

Matthew Broderick– Thundersquee! loves Matthew Broderick, but we’d rather Save Deimos than Ferris.

DJ Premier–  Born Christopher Edward Martin, hip hop legend DJ Premier may drop it like it’s hot, but he ain’t no Deimos.

Mark Williams– Born in Wales, home to Thundersquee!’s boyfriend, Christian Bale, Williams is a famous snooker player.  Yeah.  Snooker.  So, in addition to being famous for something no one’s ever heard of, Williams also suffers from Not Being Deimos.

Timothy Dalton– Actor Dalton, also born in Wales, is primarily known for being the Worst Bond Ever.  Also, much to his detriment, he is not Deimos.

Jonas Berggren– Swedish musician and founder of the craptacular band Ace of Bass, Berggren saw the sign–and it said Not Deimos.

Happy Birthday, Deimos.  You are exactly awesome.

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March 21, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies, People We Love | , , , | 13 Comments


bon1Whose? Mine, Dang!

Although some identify with others that share their birthday (“oooh, Abraham Lincoln” – whatevs), I have always identified with someone who died on mine. Bon Scott. Scott, the front man for AC/DC, asphyxiated on his own vomit in the early hours of February 19, 1980.

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February 19, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies, Daily Whims, People We Love | , , , | 8 Comments