Friday, March 20, 2020

Take care

I found this video both informative and comforting. Hope it helps.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

SSSSC Recipe

While we're all "hunkering down" I thought I'd share a cookie recipe that requires only a few basic ingredients which most people already have in their house. I present the Sims' Secret Sesame Street Cookie recipe! My mom found it in a children's book printed in 1978, and it may be the best sugar cookie recipe of all time. They bake best when rolled out with a rolling pin and then baked at 375˚ for 7 minutes. Click the image to download a pdf copy of the recipe. Take care of yourself everyone!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Donkey toes

The Spades Plus drama continues as one of my in-game friends has been banned in the chatroom and must now communicate through in-game messaging.

Monday, February 17, 2020

1,000 posts to see before you die

This is post 1,000 for More Rants than Raves!

To celebrate, I'm posting a photo of a thousand dollar bill. These bills were once in circulation in the US. When I was little I actually held one in my hands (and promptly gave it back because I was a kid and couldn't afford that shit).



Thank you readers for participating in this labor of love. Each of you is a special rainbow flower who deserves the best that life can offer.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Ballin' out of control

Although I am not a basketball fan, I am not not a fan of basketball. What I mean is that while I don't follow the sport, I do enjoy watching the occasional game (unless it's my son playing–then I'm just on my phone). Just kidding people settle down! This preamble is just a convoluted way to introduce a couple of awesome dunks by Aaron Gordon from yesterday's 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Enjoy.





And here's one from a few years back that is just insane.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

At least we have Spades

I have been playing Spades Plus again on my iPhone and it’s just as fun/horrible as I remember. I enjoy the game, but the app is kind of a dumpster fire when it comes to interacting with other people.

In the game you can give other players virtual “drinks” as a nice gesture. The other day I (under the username Pigbutt McGee) bought a guy a "beer." Rather than thanking me (or just not replying at all), he asked for a Sprite.

Now, I understand that there are recovering alcoholics out there who may not like an image of a beer on their screen. But there are a few important things to point out here. First off, Sprite is not even an option available in the game. Secondly, he could have easily replaced the "beer" himself with an icon of a water bottle or coffee. And lastly, and I can't stress this enough, the beer is not real.

So I came back with this reply:


Then I felt a little bad for being so sarcastic in case he had a real drinking problem, so I decided to play along.


And then, things got weird.


At this point I decided to lean in to his delusion, so he doesn't track me down and try to murder me.


Fun times!

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Oscars monologue jokes by Ryan Danger Sims

I wrote some monologue jokes for the E! Live From the Red Carpet Oscars pre show this year, but the segment featuring monologue jokes got cut last minute (which is a very Hollywood thing to happen during a Hollywood event). Aaaaanyway, here are my jokes for your personal enjoytainment™!




Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci were great in ​The Irishman​. It did so well, Netflix is making a sequel. It’s gonna be called ​The Italian​ starring Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Chris O’Dowd.



The movies this year were intense. We watched a maniacal villain go berserk, we cried over lost love, and witnessed some truly epic battle scenes. And that was just ​Toy Story 4​.



1917​ is about WWI. ​Jojo Rabbit​ is about WWII. ​Once Upon a Time in Hollywood​ is about to start a civil war between fans over who is the hottest leading man.



The Joker​ has been nominated for Best Makeup. Maybe for the beginning of the movie. In the second half the makeup department went WAY overboard in my opinion.



In addition to being nominated for 6 Oscars tonight, ​Marriage Story​ has been voted “worst movie to watch on your honeymoon.”



Avengers: Endgame​ is up for Best Visual Effects. It’s hard to pick which effects were the best given the fact that 99% of the movie is digital effects.



Adam Sandler joked that he’d make a terrible movie on purpose if he doesn’t win an Oscar. We love Adam, but future Academy voters please take note: nobody wants the creator of ​Grown Ups 2​ to actually TRY to make a bad movie.



Although ​Jojo Rabbit​ sounds like a kid’s movie, don’t plan a kindergarten viewing party or you may get accused of being “irresponsible” by another parent even though he dropped his kid off at the party and left to go vape in his car I’M TALKING TO YOU JEFF

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Well traveled

I don't like to brag, but...