Friday, April 29, 2005

Busted!

Tom DeLay is a hypocrite. That's all.

Terrell Owens is an Asshole

Terrell Owens is an asshole. That's all.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Commercials are better than radio

I tried to post this yesterday, but Blogger was not cooperative so I had to save my entry and try again. On top of that, my computer got fried last night, so now I am working on a laptop. Anyway, I think that these days commercials are better than radio for hearing new/interesting music. I just downloaded a whole mess of music from iTunes and four of the songs I downloaded I had originally heard from commercials.

If you get the chance you should check out Midwest Product... their song Swamp is in a new Hummer commercial. I also downloaded Hello Tomorrow which is featured in an Adidas Smart Shoe commercial.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Harumph...

I hate Tom Cruise. He takes the girls that most men would die to be with and tosses them away in favor of another girl that men would die to be with. And he got to be in Top Gun.

I'm not the only one

One of my favorite movies of all time is Transformers the Movie



It was actually the very first DVD I ever bought and I will still pop it in every once in a while and watch it. Not only that, but I also own the soundtrack... or more specifically I own a Napster'd copy of the soundtrack. Unwhat like a lot of the other crap that I loved growing up, I still enjoy both the movie and the soundtrack. Brilliant stuff and I'm not the only one. On Amazon.com the movie has gotten 456 reviews with an average of 4 1/2 stars. See... I'm not the only one.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Why small town life is frustrating/great

I swear, this was a headline in today's Statesboro Herald: "Port worker enjoys fixing up his home." That is both what I love and hate about this place.

Guzzling oil like its goin' out of style

I can't even tell you how sickened I am by the information in this article. I can't get over the hypocracy of those who say that 9/11 sparked a new era and those who say that American consumption patterns will never have to change. The gap between those statements is the space in which empire blooms.

Best quote from the news all day...

And that's saying a lot! This is from the CNN article about the guy who kept his mother in a block of ice for four years after she died, collecting her social security checks:

Schuth retreated into his house and when SWAT teams arrived, he told negotiators he had "more than 10 but less than 100" bombs and 16 firearms, and that it would be "high noon" when he surrendered, according to court documents.
He surrendered early Saturday without incident.

I know you gonna dig this...

Quick post... hopefully it will make it to the US. It should considering the success of the WRX STi. My wife has been wanting an SUV! I think that can be arranged.

I'm not sure I want to buy books at Borders after reading this...

Wow...A pretty funny website dedicated to sealing the country's borders. It's not as nuts as the God Hates Fags type of website (note their new updates on the pope, Sweden, and Jerry Falwell), but it is pretty funny because of their style of argument. My favorite:
1) Most murderers are young men.
2) Most illegal immigrants are young men.
3) Illegal immigrants must be stopped.
I mean, you can't beat that kind of logic for sheer entertainment value.

Too much wang-sucking, I suppose

Since I've been hobbing Air America's knob so much lately, I suppose I ought to point out the most annoying thing about it lately: this ad they've been running for one of their shows, that gradually becomes angrier and angrier until it concludes with "it's time to take America back...FOR AMERICANS!" What the hell is that? If I tuned it right then, I wouldn't know if I was listening to Rush Limbaugh or Air America, which is a bad situation for a partisan radio broadcast to be. I understand they are trying to be populist, but that's a pretty radical position for a left-wing show to adopt.

We... almost capture Zarqawi?!

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

I feel bad for this girl...

...But it's still funny!

Rant of NFL contracts

All right, since this is my spot to vent, I'm going to vent. Anquan Boldin is holding out of the Cardinal's mini-camp because he feels that he deserves a new contract. This is two years after he signed his rookie deal. He joins Terrel Owens (one year post-deal) as the poster boys for selfish players who are not willing to work the remaining years of their contract. Jacksonville has had to deal with this same situation and I always shake my head when a team caves into some selfish players demands. So right now you are probably saying to yourself, "Well the team can cut players whenever they want... if a team can cut a player, why can't a player hold out?". Here is the thing though. All of the terms for how players, teams, and the NFL itself handles contracts were worked out through the collective bargaining agreement. The NFL players association agreed to the term that the only gauranteed money was the signing bonus. If players feel that they are getting the short end of the stick, then they shouldn't have signed that agreement in the first place.

Don't get me wrong... I'm not saying that players shouldn't express a desire to get contract extensions if they feel that they are undervalued and are near the END of their current contract. Marcus Stroud is a perfect example. He was at the end of a 4 year deal and indicated that he had no intention of holding out during the season. My issue is when a player has ONE good year (a la Terrel Owens) and decides that the seven million dollar signing bonus they got LAST year isn't enough. Same thing with Anquan. Why don't you wait until you've played more than TWO years before you yap off at the mouth about wanting a new contract. Honor what you agreed to under the collective bargaining agreement. If you don't like it, your chance to change it is coming up in 2007.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Grading The Jacksonville Jaguars Draft

I am going to give the Jaguars... an E for effort. Seriously though, I have always felt that it was pretty asinine to "grade drafts". The only thing you can grade is how closely the team drafted compared to what players you thought were the best. I think three years later you can grade a draft... so knowing that, I am going to grade the Jaguars 2002 NFL draft. In 2002 Jacksonville drafted John Henderson DT from Tennessee, Mike Pearson OT from Florida, Akin Ayodele LB from Purdue, David Garrard QB from East Carolina, Chris Luzar TE from Virginia and a few other guys I haven't heard from since then. Anyway, overall it looks like a solid draft... John Henderson is a pro-bowl caliber guy, David Garrard is a VERY solid backup, Mike Pearson, assuming he makes it back from injury is our starting left tackle and Akin Ayodele is one of our most consistent LB. Overall I give them a B+. The fact that none of these players have been to a pro-bowl gets them knocked down a grade. Overall though... solid effort guys.

To show you how asinine grading drafts is, this is from a Google search for
Jaguars 2002 NFL draft grades. Jacksonville got a C+ with bad picks being Ayodele and Garrard.

Anyway, beyond the first five picks, I haven't even heard of most of these guys. I do remember Matt Jones almost single handedly bringing Arkansas back against a three touchdown deficit against Florida. If he ends up panning out, he should be an awesome player. We'll just have to wait and see!

Friday, April 22, 2005

If life were like commercials there would be no racism. Commercials are an absolute bastion or racial harmony. I don't know whether it is because advertising agencies are very progressive in their thinking or that they are trying to appeal to a broad demographic in a small amount of time, but I challenge anyone to watch a commercial break without seeing white and black people getting along swimmingly in the same commercial.

So the draft is this weekend. Jacksonville has had a very good offseason so far wrapping up Marcus Stroud for the next few years, giving David Garrard a new contract, signing some solid help on defense... it seems that they've given themselves some flexibility in the draft. Is it enough flexibility to draft Heath Miller? A tight end whos stock has dropped because of a hernia that is apparently pretty serious? At least that is what Dr. Z thinks on SI's website... ESPN doesn't even have Miller going in the first round. As usual, I'll be waiting for my phone call from the NFL.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Fun with Porn

Prepare to laugh and shake your head at the same time...A woman in Gainesville, FL got "Home on the Range" (the cartoon) from the library for her son to watch, but it turned out to be a porno tape. Funny/sad, I know. What's wierder, is that instead of calling the library she called the media. The first time the library knew something was wrong was when the media called. I mean, that's just wrong. This lady is an attention whore and just wanted to get her name in the paper (which she did). Lame!

Being inspired by another blog, Planetdan, I thought that I would sing the praises of one of my favorite shows on TV... The Gilmore Girls. If you don't watch it, you are missing out. The writing is very sharp and the acting is excellent. I think its target demographic is somewhere in the female 14-24 range, but... what can I tell you? My wife got me hooked and now it's all over!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

She made Barbarella, for chrissake!

So much effort to get arrested.

It takes a real man to spit on a 67-year old woman. Doesn't this seem a little ridiculous? After all these years, can't they just move on? It just seems a little petty after 37 years to be still wrapped up in this. There are enough real, ongoing issues to deal with that deserve people's attention.

In a similar vein, the text of this article is hilarious. Have you ever seen someone make such a jackass out of himself? State legislators are often the lowest common denominator of a population, in my experience.

Catholicism WOW!

So, everybody loves the whole majesty of the Papal election thing, and I can dig that. But everyone has to remember that the flip side of that whole bit is this crazyness. That doesn't look at all like the Virgin Mary. It does look like a vagina. Which, to be fair, is a pagan fertility symbol much like the Virgin Mary is! I wonder if you can sell an overpass on EBay? Someone will figure out how to do it.

Tom DeLay

What a crazy man. He can't keep his mouth shut even though he is under like 15 investigations and many are calling for his removal from his leadership post. Today he is quoted as saying that judges should be removed for not voting the way he likes, because the Constitution says that judges can be removed for "bad behavior". What a naked power grab. What irks me about it (among many reasons) is that he is complaining about "judicial activism", which he defines as judges twisting the meaning of the Constitution, and then he interprets the Constitution to mean that Congress can remove judges (who are supposed to be independent of voters) if they don't like the way they can vote. It's a lot more apparent to me that the Founding Fathers wanted judges to be free of political interference than it is that they meant "bad behavior" include judges' voting habits. Hypocracy! Thy name is DeLay!

Thanks a lot Ameritrade!

So as we all know identity theft is a big problem in the US. It doesn't help that companies like Ameritrade and DSW keep losing people's personal information. Do I smell.... class action lawsuit?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Go First Coast!

The Pope. I'm tired of it, even as I'm compelled to find out more. Major props to this guy, who managed to take advantage of the whole papal process!
Go St. Augustine!

Once again... speaking of Air America radio

Why the Liberals Can't Keep Air America From Spiraling In

Liberals better right their sinking ship or it's back to NPR with you!

Some random thoughts

My wife got called into jury duty today. This is her third call to jury duty compared to none for me. I'm not sure if I should feel lucky or unloved.

Speaking of Air America radio... occasionally I will tune into their morning show Marc and Mark. One of the hosts constantly refers to conservatives as the "Neocon Christo-facist Deathcult Zombie Brigade". I'm not sure he's going to win over any conservative friends like that.

Gillette used to have this really horrible commercial. It had their thematic "the best a man can get" and the narrator told us that if we used Gillette when "we spoke... they listen" "you look... she smiles". All the while over some really horrible montage of images of men rapping, men busting through walls, even and God knows how... an image of Muhammad Ali. I think I have finally found a commercial that equals the sheer atrociousness of that one. Cadillac is now running a commercial that describes how "when you're a power player, you wear a power suit, you power up to make a power move, and when you finally feel the power you feel the presence". Or at least something like that. I don't think I did it justice but it is pretty horrible. Both of these commercials seem to be taking the approach that if you use our product you will instantly be a powerful man's man. Truly an epic approach to advertising.

I wish that Terrel Owens would go away or at least that the media would start ignoring him. I feel sorry for the Eagles. I used to think that he was worth the media circus that revolved around his antics but, after demanding a new contract, not one year after the Eagles reworked his previous one, I'm positive that he it not. If I were Andy Reid I would try and trade him. Maybe for a seventh round pick or a chicken sandwich or something.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Thoughts on the draft

The NFL draft is next weekend and this one should be interesting if for no other reason than that the consesus is this year's draft class isn't that good. Well, actually it's a good thing for Jacksonville who holds the 21st pick (or 20th... something like that). I keep reading all these predictions and prognostications on what the first team should do and it's interesting to me because on one hand sports writers pretty readily agree that you should draft "the best available player"... however, noone ever seems to do this. At least not at the top of the draft board. So looking through all these articles it is obvious that people view Braylon Edwards as the only real top tier talent and "sure thing" in this year's draft... yet in the next sentence they'll debate whether or not the 49ers should select Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers.

To me this just exemplifies the flawed logic in taking "the best available player". How can you deem someone as the best available? Since you have NO idea of how this person is going to perform in the coming years in the NFL there is no real way to judge them as the best available is there? It seems even easier to prove this when you look at the sheer number of draft busts over the years. At some point the Chargers had Ryan Leaf as the "best available player" on their board. At some point the Cardinals had Andre Wadsworth as their "best available player". At some point the Bears had Curtis Enis as their "best available player". You get the picture. As an aside those were three of the first five picks from the same draft. So doesn't it seem more logical to draft someone you identify as your teams greatest need? At least if your player busts you were attempting to fill a hole instead of picking someone who, at the time, was "the best available player".

For example... Jacksonville needed a wide receiver last year. They ended up chosing Reggie Williams with the 9th pick. Most people wrote that this was a reach, but at least if you are going to take a chance on a player (which you ALWAYS are) in the draft, take a player at a position of need. People that argue vehemently that you should always draft the best available player just don't seem to grasp the idea that until you can identify a players potential in the NFL with 100% accuracy, you can't deem them "the best available player".

Running with the Runs

One thing that I have in common with world-class marathoners.

We both stop to take dumps.

Eminem's Day in Court

This is great - the guy who bullied Eminem around in junior high sued him over the lyrics to "Brain Damage" in which Eminem exaggerates the amount of damage the bully did to him. Obviously, some guy trying to cash in on Eminem's wealth. So, the judges threw it out. The best part of the article, though, is at the end:

Bailey's attorney, Byron Nolen, said he wasn't surprised by the ruling and will not appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.
"I don't think (the justices) would even look at it to be honest with you," Nolen said.
The appeals court upheld a 2003 decision by a Macomb County judge who composed a rap of her own to help explain her ruling.
"The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact/they're an exaggeration of a childish act," Circuit Judge Deborah Servitto wrote. "It is therefore this Court's ultimate position/that Eminem is entitled to summary disposition."

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Ted Nugent should have been born in the Wild West

Crikey- Ted Nugent has gone nuts. I always thought of him as an amiable 2nd amendment defender, but look at his comments in the following article. So much for the rule of law! :)

Ted Nugent to Fellow NRAers: Get HardcoreAssociated Press/AP Online
HOUSTON - With an assault weapon in each hand, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense."
Speaking at the NRA's annual convention Saturday, Nugent said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year and associate only with other members.
"Let's next year sit here and say, 'Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,'" he said. "No one is allowed at our barbecues unless they are an NRA member. Do that in your life."
Nugent sang and played a guitar painted with red and white stripes for the crowd at Houston's downtown convention center.
He drew the most cheers when he told gun owners they should never give up their right to bear arms and should use their guns to protect themselves if needed.
"Remember the Alamo! Shoot 'em!" he screamed to applause. "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."

Saturday, April 16, 2005

WWVD? What would Vanna Do?

Proof that liberalism is Truth?

Pat Sajak is a conservative.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Clowning around

See? FSU is ahead of the curve when it comes to the circus! Everybody's doing it, just not as well!

Clown School April 22 The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern is sponsoring Clown School on Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. Clown School will be taught by Dune Buggy the Clown, who is a well-established clown, making over 500 performances annually and has 39 years of experience. The day will include several lectures, and topics will include clowning, magic, entertainment, balloon sculpting, makeup and more. Cost of the Clown School is $60. For more information, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/clownschool.html.

Rush's BJs

In a funny moment of recursiveness between right-wing radio, left-wing radio, and this very blog, Al Franken is replaying Rush Limbaugh's use of the term 'blowjob' over and over again (with appropriate beeping). He is arguing that Rush should not be fined a la Howard Stern, but instead that it is silly for Rush to halfway-apologize by blaming Bill Clinton for the prominence of BJs in public discourse (and public schools). It's funny to hear Rush losing it on the air like that...I think he should blame the lapse on his painkiller addiction!

Pontiac GTO

Alas, here is the Pontiac GTO that they ARE putting out. I have to say that I actually thought the Solstice was pretty cool looking. I don't know much about it, but I wouldn't mind driving a car that looks like that, even if it IS a Pontiac. I think they should bring back the Firebird or Trans Am, but make it really retro like the Mustang (which is totally awesome looking). That way Pontiac could once again have a definitive feel to it (the Solstice, although cool, looks like many other roadsters).
As for the Apprentice, the whole thing was kind of sad in my opinion. I totally thought the guys were going to win simply because they would have a more intuitive feel for the car but boy were they idiots. I can't believe that Trump didn't comment on the fact that they put a model on the hood like it was the cover of Hot Rodder Magazine. I'd cry too if I sucked as bad as they did. They were put to shame by a team of, essentially, one person.

In my never ending quest to talk about all things important... I'll give you my thoughts on last night's apprentice. I've never met Donald Trump, so I have no idea of how I would act; however, I certainly don't think I would wet myself like the three candidates in the board room last night. In case you missed the episode, the task was to design an advertising campaign for Pontiac's new "roadster" the Solstice... or Soulster as one of the contestants called it.

Anyway, the losing team got called into the boardroom where the Donald asked them "so what do you think of the Pontiac Solstice?"

Now see... here is a good opportunity to set yourself apart... act calm... tell the Donald what you really think. Instead they had things to say like "I'm gonna buy one... that's all there is to it" and "It's the most beautiful piece of machinery I've ever seen" and "If I could spend the rest of my life making love to this automobile, I would". The contest is over. You don't have to kiss Pontiac's ass anymore. I'll tell you what I think of the Pontiac Solstice. It looks like they had a computer program come up with a generic amalgamation of every other two seat roadster out there. It looks like a bloated Miata. I got tired of hearing for an hour how sexy and exotic this vehicle is. It's crap... you're better off trying to find a used Daewoo. Two issues. A) You shouldn't have to kiss the Donald's Ass B) The Pontiac Solstice is rubbish. If Pontiac were smart, they would fire their entire design staff. And just release this...



No changes. No redesigns. Same engine, same body. It should be easy.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Thoughts on stripping and Air America

Hello all! I thought I'd write a normal post for once, and by that I mean one that isn't simply a hyperlink and a commentary. It seems like I haven't had time for this lately with work being so busy, but one of my students just told me that she's a pole dancer on the side so I'm having trouble focussing.
Anyway, you must think that I own stock in Air America with the amount of plugs that I give it, but I have to put in print another one. While it has been well documented that Randi Rhodes sucks, I continue to be impressed by the improvement in other programs, especially the Al Franken Show. I first tuned in to Al Franken right after the show came on the air and I remember being bored and saddened that the show was so similar to Rush Limbaugh's. Since then, Al has really improved and the format of the show has changed. Lately, he's been doing shows from the road, appearing at different universities (today he was at the College of Charleston) and doing live shows. The audience lends a really authentic feel to the show, with their laughter reminiscent of Prairie Home Companion (which to be honest I don't find very funny, but I am drawn to the atmosphere and idea of the show). The other day there was a skit with Tina Fey on it, and today Al had on a very funny man who ran against Lindsey Graham. The show is light-hearted and funny, and has really differentiated itself from Rush and his clones.

For only 200 dollars Abercrombie and Fitch will sell you these jeans...



Made from the "highest quality Japanese selvage denim" with "hand achieved destruction details".

I have an idea... instead of paying 200 dollars for these jeans, send it to me and I'll paint "You're an asshole" across your chest... it's the same end result.

NFL Snubs Jacksonville

WHAT?! No Monday Night Game?! Screw you NFL! We hand you THE highest ratings for a prime time game last year and you snub us? We battle with one of the best teams in the league last year, bring it down to the wire, have the same match up as this year and you think St Louis at Indy is a more intriguing match up?! No way man. Jacksonville deserved the Monday night slot against Pittsburgh this year.

I read, and I can't remember where, that Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh was the highest rated prime time game last year even though it was broadcast on ESPN. Oh well. The schedule looks pretty tough, eight of the first nine games against playoff teams. It's tough to figure out during the off season because, who knows, because of parity in the NFL all of those teams may suck this year. But the consensus was that the Jacksonville at Pittsburgh game this year would be a Monday night game. Good Lord, they gave Dallas and Washington a Monday night game. The Jaguars almost equaled the win total of both of those teams put together!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

This is an awesome article on vanity licensce plates. I had no idea that so much thought went into trying to by-pass censorship laws or trying to stop those that get through.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ha Ha Ha Ha! I just heard Rush Limbaugh drop the phrase "Blow Job" on his radio show.

I'll pass on a little love to... well... at least a former FSU player

I've read a lot lately about how Adrian McPherson could be a "wild-card" in this year's NFL draft. From everything that I have read about this kid he is going to make whatever team drafts him VERY VERY happy. Mainly because whoever drafts him will have passed on two overrated passers in Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith. I read one report that described McPherson's numbers in the AFL as "cartoonish". Which is pretty accurate considering the fact that he threw for almost 60 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions (also chipping in almost 20 rushing touchdowns). I don't think I've been able to put up those kind of numbers playing on the easiest setting on Madden.

I know the kid had some troubles at FSU and could very well turn out to be a headcase, but it sounds like he's busted his ass and is serious about making an impact in the NFL. Considering how valued the quarterback position is it doesn't seem to me to be taking that much of a risk choosing this kid anything lower than the first round and I haven't seen any mock drafts that have him cracking the first round. If I were the 49ers I would be making sure to take a looooooong look at this kid. Otherwise, welcome the second coming of Tim Couch.

Paige Davis is out of a job and needy

Well, it looks like Trading Spaces has finally hit rock bottom. While I enjoyed the show for about 2 months, I quickly realized why I could no longer watch - every episode was the same, and while it looked like they had some fun, it also followed the exact same script ("how are we going to get it all done on time?!?"). Nevertheless, I always thought Paige was kind of cute, and I can't stand the idea that she's on the street. Will she have to go back to starring in Beauty and the Beast? Poor Paige.

The Indiana Pacer's Jermaine O'Neal has suggested that racism is the motive behind proposing an age limit for entry into the NBA. I may disagree with the assertion that racism is behind it, but you do have to wonder why really is is that people are so concerned with high schoolers entering the NBA? People aren't concerned when figure skaters drop out of school at the age of 7 to pursue their sport. They aren't concerned when tennis players or golfers stop going to middle school to pursue their education on the links or the courts.

Jermaine O'Neal correctly stated "If I can go to the U.S. army and fight the war at 18, why can't you play basketball for 48 minutes?" So why then do we think that an eighteen year old is not ready for the NBA. A kid can go out and die for his country but not put himself in a position where he can earn millions. Is it racism? No, it is really because we are "so concerned about his college education." Sports writers like to put up this kind of faux concern about the very few kids who declare for the NBA, and then are either not drafted our flop out after a few unsuccessful years. "Well if they had gone to college blah blah blah blah." These kids are pursuing a dream and while yes, they may lose out on that scholarship Louisville or Cincinnati they're still young and still have they're whole lives in front of them. They aren't doomed to failure at this point.

The fact is that the NBA is an incredibly high profile sport and to the same extent so is college basketball. There is a belief (an incorrect belief) that these defecting youngsters are somehow ruining the NCAA. To me it is making things more interesting for college ball. I'm sure if they look hard enough they'll find that the ratings are probably up as well. So let's hope the NBA doesn't screw up this decision and let's hope they keep the draft open to high school kids.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Painful to the eyes

Here is some more good stuff - I swear, this type of material just comes across my desk. Note the claims to have figured out the history of the human (white) race based on the meaning of the word "Adam" and "bible chronology scholars". You may note, as well, that the cartoon on "liberal guilt" is horribly racist.

More (but different) Popery

Hello all! I'm back from Colorado...with news of the Pope! I know what you are thinking - how can there be anything else to say about that? I mean, he died, and we've been deluged by descriptions of the rituals of burial and the processes through which the new pope is picked. The infographics, man on the street interviews, etc...How can there be anything left to say?
A new perspective on the Pope

The wifey and I went to see Sin City this weekend. Talk about some epic violence. It reminded me of Kill Bill Vol 1. I never saw Volume 2, because I thought Volume 1 was HORRIBLE! Anyway, Sin City had extensively more dialogue than Kill Bill, but I'm not sure that was a good thing. All in all it wasn't a bad movie. I was just a little disappointed. I was hoping for a little more than overly stylized violence.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Midget Porn!

I know a certain reader of this particular blog that is going to get quite a kick out of THIS!

I still think this is better than majoring in circus.

This is going to make a really good TV movie one day.

Finger-in-chili investigation widens. Authorities search home of woman who made claim.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Big Brother is closer than you think

Texas representative Larry Phillips is introducing a bill that would install mandatory electronic transponders in all state inspected automobiles. The transpoder would contain and transmit information like your VIN and (what the heart of the bill is getting at) your insurance information. A reader would be able to remotely detect if your insurance had expired and you would be mailed a bill for it.

I think people should be very concerned about overly intrusive legislature like this. Any kind of bill with the words mandatory, transmit and information should worry you.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Even more stuff

So if you have 100,000+ in cash you can bid on the chance to take a modified baja trophy truck into the eye of an F-4 tornado. The truck has been extensivelly modified to withstand turbulence of 240 mph. The kind of interesting thing about this is that it doesn't look like they have tested the vehicle yet.

http://www.tornadoattack.com/home.htm

Any takers?

In Other News

Heat end Bulls' streak, lock up homecourt

So I know I haven't posted in a while

I'll get to a couple of things.

From CNNSI's front page... Suns rout Lakers out of playoff contention

Am I the only one that saw this coming? I'm being serious. I challenge you to go back eight to ten months and find a sports writer that said it was an absolutely moronic idea to ship Shaq and Phil off to appease Kobe. If I were Jerry Buss, I would have done the exact opposite. "Kobe, it was nice knowing you don't let the door hit you on the way out". What do you have now? A coach who couldn't last a season, a team that is about 15 games below five hundred and out of the playoffs for the first time in 11 years and a future that is no brighter now than at the start of the season. I have always been a big Lakers fan and a big Shaq fan... so... now I'm a big Heat fan and a big Shaq fan.

NEXTLY....

I was listening to Air America Radio a little yesterday and a host I usually like had Jane Fonda on his show. I didn't hear the interview, but I heard the calls afterward and I have to say I was pretty disgusted. So many people were calling in and calling her a "patriot through and through" and "a true American". It was insane. I couldn't believe it. Are you kidding me?! Jane Fonda is NOT a patriot. She's someone who was photographed on top of an anti-aircraft gun used to KILL Americans. That is not disagreeing with the war... that is siding with the enemy. Say what you want about Farenheit 9/11 and Michael Moore, but at least he didn't saddle up next to Osama Bin Laden and flash the peace symbol... at least I don't think... I won't see the movie.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A post from Denver

Since someone has to be posting on this blog, I'll do it! :)
Finally, a breath of fresh air. This makes me feel a little better - at least academia isn't all alone on this one. Someone's calling a spade a spade...
Paul Krugman

A post from Denver

Since someone has to be posting on this blog, I'll do it! :)
Finally, a breath of fresh air. This makes me feel a little better - at least academia isn't all alone on this one. Someone's calling a spade a spade...
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/05/opinion/05krugman.html?th&emc=th

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