Friday, August 31, 2007

A Quote for Daily Use

Feel free to use this the next time some Dead-following, patchouli wearer tries to sell some sort of hemp something or other:

"Some sort of hippie, crystal-gripping nonsense."

Courtesy of Kari Byron (Mythbusters)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Continued Vicarious Success

In my ongoing habit of living through my friends, I bring you another success story.

My best friend, who was working in the aerospace industry as a "private" individual (though he worked at a NASA space center) now works directly for NASA.

I will now register my lack of shock when, sometime in the future, he calls to tell me that he's applying to be a "mission specialist."

Good job, Danny Boy!

It's about damn time.

Alberto Gonzales resigned today.

In the words of Comic Book Buy..."Worst Attorney General- ever!"

Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Public Service

Do yourself, and perhaps your sole a favor and go to and search "Sinead O'Connor"

Listen to/watch...

1. "Oro Se Do Bheata Bhaile"
2. "The Foggy Dew" with the Chieftains
3. "Haunted" with Shane MacGowan
"Mna na h Eireann"

You will learn a few things...

-Her voice is a treasure- up there with Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Roy Orbison, etc.
-Nobody writes a "rebel song" like the Irish.
-Gaelic is a beautiful, beautiful language.
-The Proclaimers were right, Irish girls are pretty...really pretty!
-Sinead O'Connor was Natalie Portman before Natalie Portman was Natalie Portman.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Is this the way that Rome fell?

I stood behind a woman in a checkout line today who was very vocal (to the cashier, not I) about how excited she was that she was purchasing the extended edition/director's cut/whatever of her favorite movie. That movie?

"Wild Hogs"

What was it that H.L. Mencken said, "Never underestimate the bad taste of the American public"?

I guess so...youch!

Friday, August 10, 2007

A joyous day

I could nit-pick about it raining and preventing me from playing soccer (though I should be able to do that on Monday), but I will not.

Instead, I will positively revel in the fact that it is 3:45 in the afternoon and the temperature has yet to rise above 55! And it's the middle of August!

I wore a sweatshirt when I was out earlier!

C'mon fall, hurry up and get here!

I'm also a bit chuffed because I came up with a zany, semi-serious idea for a long-term project that has me positively beaming!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

What does it mean?

When you don't want to go to bed, can't sleep when you do, and never wake up rested no matter how long you sleep?

I don't think it can mean anything good.

I'm not sure I care.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


"Clemens was booed off the mound after allowing eight runs and nine hits in 1 2/3 innings."

Well, he is only getting paid $20+ million dollars for a partial season, so you can't expect him to give his best in each and every outing.

I'm sure my attitude would be different if he had signed with the Red Sox, but he didn't, and now I get to laugh at him...and the Yankees.