Timothy Patrick McMahon

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And I’m Not Back!

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Again, I haven’t posted a damn thing to this site.

Instead of whining or making excuses about that crap, here are some points of uninterest about my life recently…

  • The kids were sick last week, and got me sick.  Stomach Flu.  I don’t enjoy vomiting, but hey, what can you do.
  • I hit level 50 in SW:TOR.  Waiting for the new patch to come out in April before I start a second character.
  • I’ve picked up my camera again, after a long absence from photography.  Pictures soon, maybe.
  • I am sick of Girl Scout Cookies.  I’ve spent 4 weekends selling cookies on street corners.  It’s for a good cause; we’re taking the girls to DC in June, but… I’m sick of it all.
  • I’m very far behind on my TV watching, movie viewing and book reading.  But what’s new there, right?
  • I’ve almost completed my multi-year project of building a database for my Star Wars Book/Comic/Magazine collection.  Next step is to publish it online.
  • Sadly, I’m too broke to go to ROFLcon III this year.  Very upset about this.

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March 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

What to do, what to do…

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I have a “problem”.

I’ve been spending more and more time on Tumblr.  And by time, I also mean I am posting more and more stuff on Tumblr.  Tumblr is becoming my “real” site, more then this page is.

So, I’m debating weather or not I need to redirect TimothyPatrickMcMahon.com over to my Tumblr site for good.  I would love to, but, I don’t want to lose all the junk I’ve already posted here.  However, i get much more traffic over on Tumblr then I do here.

I have been double posting, putting the same stuff up on both sites, but I’m kinda getting sick of doing that.

What to do, what to do…

(Not that any of this really matters, it’s only important in my head and no where else.)

Anyway, just thinking out loud.  I’ll make up my mind soon.

In the meantime, please go visit TimothyPatrickMcMahon.tumblr.com.

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July 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Me, Tech, Thoughts

Indiana Braveheart

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At the entrance of  Edinburgh Castle, there is a statue of William Wallace.  You know, the guy from “Braveheart”.

Here is a picture of the statue that I took the first time I visited the castle…

Well, in the movie “Braveheart”, the character, as played by Mel Gibson, looked like this…

But to me, the statue looks more like another knight from another Hollywood classic.  To me, it looks like the last Templar Knight, who is found to be protecting the Holy Grail, in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.  He look like this…

Am I alone in this?  Does any one else see the resemblance?  Please tell me I’m not crazy.  Thanks!

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July 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Posted in History, Movies, Thoughts

Found Phone

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Today I found a cell phone on the side of the road. I debated sending a picture of my junk to everyone in the phones address book. But… I didn’t. Instead I tracked down the owner and gave back the phone. —Damn, I hate doing the right thing!

(is it wrong that this thought even crossed my mind in the first place?)

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April 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

Posted in Me, Thoughts

Random Images

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On December 13th, 2010, I wrote…

Last year, I spent way too much time browsing the internet just looking for the lulz. It was fun, but a complete waiste of time. I’ve broken myself of that habit thankfully. (though, I still haven’t accomplished anything yet with all this new time I’m not flittering away.)

Anyway, here is a bunch of stuff I found last spring, (which is eons ago in internet time). Just wanted to share it, so I can justify this stuff clogging up my hard drive. (this is post one of two – I’ll get to the rest of it later.)

Well, here is post two. Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. Enjoy!

I love that you can read this as he left them, or, he killed them. Makes me smirk darkly either way.

I'm with the 80%

Religions are silly!

We got a puppy last year - It's true!


Liked this one, simple as that.

Ya know, there are a great many things not in the bible...

I think the same can be said for politics.

One for the Potter fans.

Milhouse is not a meme.

Science can be funny too!

Statistically, my life is half over, and I've already come to this conclusion.


I wake up everyday feeling like this banana. Ugh.

So sad. So funny. So true.

His signature shot.


It was funny when I was 9, it's funny now.

I wonder who was the first idiot to pull this face and think that it made her seem hot?

IMagine what we could do, if we all worked together?

We all do it in the end. :-)

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February 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

10 things I will never post on Facebook

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The other day I was stuck at the auto shop.  To pass the time while I was waiting for my car, I tried to make over 100 new FB friends.  I pestered as many “People You May Know” as I dared. (Some of these people I used to know, some I didn’t know at all.) I randomly selected people form the Facebook “People You May Know” list, and sent them this message attached to a friend request…

Hi there~ I’m stuck waiting for my car at the auto shop. So, to pass the time, I am trying to make at least 100 new Facebook Friends. So, I’m pestering you because we have at least 2 mutual friends online. You may not remember me, or you may not even know me, but none of that matters. Let’s just be friends. (Sorry to sound dorky, I’m just bored.) Feel free to ignore me if you want, I promise you wont hurt my feelings. Thanks! ~Tim

Well, after about 30 mins of clicking, I received this message from Facebook…

“Warning! You are engaging in behavior that may be considered annoying or abusive by other users.
Facebook’s systems determined that you were going too fast when adding friends. You must significantly slow down. Further misuse of site features may result in a temporary block or your account being permanently disabled. For further information, please visit our FAQ page.”

Well, I didn’t connect with 100 new friends (only about 30 or so). Oh well.

Anyway, after connecting with these people, it got me to thinking about what I say, and to who, online.  I don’t mind posting anything and everything that crosses my mind, no matter how stupid, to Tumblr and Twitter and here.  But on Facebook, I tend to self-edit a bit more.  I guess it’s because I don’t want the people who know me to really know the real me.  This realization lead me to ask, what would I never post on Facebook?

After a short interlude of contemplative self reflection and introspection (does that phrase even make sense?), I came up with ten things I would never post on Facebook…

  1. Hey Mom, I saw this video online and it reminded me of you!  Take a look!  http://tinyurl.com/29k7squ
  2. I’m sorry, but I can’t hold it in any longer…  (BLANK), I love you!  I always have, and I always will! Let’s run away together! (with BLANK being the name of any women other then my Kate.)
  3. Can anyone here help me score some heroine before the weekend?
  4. Ya know, when you use the metric system, my penis almost appears to be of average size!
  5. Let me tell you what really bugs me about the (BLANK)’s.  (with BLANK being the racial, ethnic or religious slur of your choice.)
  6. It wasn’t gay because he only put the tip in.
  7. To be honest, I don’t really like 94% of you, my so called “friends”.
  8. I’m sorry, but if you ask me, I’d say that the quality of videos on RedTube has taken a significant nose dive over the last few months.
  9. If you’re reading this, then I’m already dead.
  10. I need to get laid.

(update: I just reread this post.  60% of this list is sexually oriented.  Sorry, I didn’t know that this is where my imagination would take me!  I’ll try and keep it cleaner next time.)

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February 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Posted in Me, Thoughts

Don Draper Meets Kermit The Frog

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Today, I stumbled upon this old film by Jim Henson, made for IBM in 1967.  Made me wonder if we will start to see stuff like this on MAD MEN in the next year or so.

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January 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Posted in Television, Thoughts, Video