Archive for September, 2005

Standing Between The Nuge and Thomas J!!

Thursday, September 29th, 2005


You are a

Social Liberal
(66% permissive)

and an…

Economic Conservative
(85% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Libertarian

Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Not too surprised by this at all

Two and Oh!!!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I know no one but me cares, but the Sith Taters were again victorious!! I have the best record (tied with one other) at 2-0 and I’m sittin’ at the top of the league with the most points scored. Oh yeah baby!!! I hope Hasselbeck keeps this up!

Avast ye scurvy dogs!

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Arr! If ye be fergettin’ Talk Like a Pirate Day, it’ll be walkin’ the plank fer ye. That’ll surely be yer Arrrrrrrrmageddon!

Bears win!!!

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

The Taters on the other hand have a much closer contest than they bargained for. The Beavers have closed the gap to within 20 as the score now stands at 115-96. The Beavers have a Quarterback, Runningback, and Kicker on the field. Tomorrow, Coach R. will field her tight end, while I will send in my 3rd and final wide receiver and runningback (Keyshawn Johnson and Deuce McAllister respectively). In this league the wide receivers and runningbacks gain 1 point for every 10 yards passing or receiving gained, in addition to 6 points for any touchdowns scored. If her current players do well (as I have no one on the field for this evening’s game), she could sneak out a victory. I’m crossing my fingers!

Go Bears!!! And a joke…

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

As I type this, the Bears are leading the Lions 31 to 6, just minutes into the third quarter. Go Bears!!! This is one of the best games I have seen them play in years.

I meant to include this on Friday, but I forgot.

Do you know the three streets in Chicago whose names rhyme with Vagina?

Melvina,

Paulina (it really is pronounced paul-INA, not PAUL-eena)

and…

Lunt.

A co-worker told me this on Thursday and I’ve been chuckling since then.

Also, the Taters are beating the Crafty Beavers 45 to 19, but the Beavers only have two players on the field right now and still have 10 waiting to play for the afternoon, evening and Monday games. I have 6 yet to play (including my quarterback and all three wide receivers). As a coach, I’m just hoping to establish a large enough lead that they can’t catch up.

The Return of … FRIDAY FUNNIES

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I haven’t posted these in a while. I’m sorry about that. I know you’re all dying to see what I’ve dumped in my Think Bucket lately. I wish I had some unifying theme, but I don’t. You get the great big mish-mosh. So without further ado a special triple-sized “Friday Funnies”:

Some Big News! Nintendo has finally unveiled the much-hyped, much-anticipated and much-speculated-upon Nintendo Revolution Controller. There is a picture gallery here. 1Up has a preview with some demo reviews. IT seems to be a hit! I can’t wait!!!!!!

You can build your own Revolution controller here

This. This is messed up. I know it is some student film. But it’s still messed up. YourDailyMedia is a good source, by the way, for cool video (like this gem – the minibosses they are most certainly not, but credit to the kids for effort) even though their advertising is NSFW.

Wrongest. Tetris. Game. EVER.

An oldie, but a goodie, linked because I have been fighting with my friend and neighbor’s iMac to get it onto my network: Crash Different or Mac Killed My Inner Child.

SomethingAwful has and old photoshop thread with some relevance to the media’s treatment of Hurrican Katrina (See Victor Davis Hanson in the Chicago Tribune for details).

English schoolchildren have all the fun! Apparently, they now get to (collectively, I think), drop an f-bomb five times per lesson without punishment, and then they will get stern talking to. I woulda got a detention at least and then my mouth washed out with soap when I was growing up. Not fair.

Who’s the Man? This guy’s the man! Or maybe, you da man?

Coolest Geek T-Shirts EVER

Funny, I don’t remember reading these when I was a kid.

AAAAAAH!! ZOMBIE DOGS!!!!

We’re going back to the moon!!! But why is it going to take 12 years? We did it in nine before with all the computing power of a microwave oven and we had never been there before. Why the delay? Shameful. I’ll never get to see space. Hopefully my daughters (one of whom wants to be a ballerina dancer astronaut) will get to.

Awww, Kitties! Looks like Photoshop Phodder to me….

Duuuuuuude… paint your own kaleidoscope.

That’s all I got. Have a good weekend and enjoy the links.

Uh Oh…

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I missed most of last night’s speech, but what I did hear made the little Libertarian in my head start screaming and spitting with rage. Of course, the latent Democrat in my head was thrilled to hear all of the effort the Federal Government will be putting into restoring rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region and the little Republican was excited to hear that the method would be Tax-incentivized Enterprise Zones, entrepeneur-supporting policies and turning over federal land to citizens.

The sentence that sent the little Libertarian into a lather was ” It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces — the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment’s notice.” Um, waitaminnit. He wants “broader” military control over local government in a time of “challenge?”

How long before this gets exploited by President Bush or some future President? How low will the bar for a “time of challenge” to be declared and our military invades any local hamlet, town, city or county to take control? How long will they stay once the crisis is over? When will the local government finally be able to wrest control of its own populace from under the heel of the GiNormous Federal government? How can Washington, D.C. possible better administer a rescue and recovery effort when the Big One finally hits California?

I really do feel for the people in New Orleans and I want them to return to a new glorious city on the Delta, but I don’t want this to serve as a precedent to allow the military and federal government to intercede and pre-empt action by local authorities who are probably best poised to handle evacuation and rescue, at least in the immediate term. The last thing we need is to foster more dependence on the Federal Government so we have even more people sitting on their asses, waiting for the government to save their asses. It is my responsibility to appropriately respond to an evecuation order by assessing the threat and moving me and my family to a safer area. If I choose to remain, hoping the government will save me, and they don’t, it’s my fault, not the government’s.

We are a nation of individuals, not a herd of cows. We each have a brain issued to us on day one and it is our responsibility to put it to use. No man can think for another. Let’s not let the government be our Nanny and our Savior. There are plenty of people who are willing to pay private enterprise to perform both services better.

And the Winner is….

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

The Sith Taters, in a daring display of gridiron prowess, defeated the Mouse Killers, 123 to 92. Standouts for the game were Deuce McCallister, Keenan McCardell (who rushed for 124 yards) and Keyshawn Johnson with two touchdowns apiece. Matt Hasselbeck had a good start, throwing for 246 yards and 2 TDs, but cut his points in half by throwing three picks (at -3 points each). Defensively, Brian Urlacher was a monster, sacking Mouse QB Brett Favre and picking up 8 tackles.

Do not underestimate the power of the dark side.

AAAHHH!!! COOLCOOLCOOLCOOL

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Bryan Singer is video blogging (vlogging?) the filming of Superman Returns at bluetights.net.

“Issue” #22 includes film of his visit to the San Diego ComicCon and a piece of the 20 minutes of film he showed during his presentation.

“Issue” #23 includes a shot from behind of Mr. Spacey dressed as Lex Luthor (dressed as Dr. Evil?)

I feel giddy, Oh so giddy. I feel geeky and breezy and gay!!!

um … except for the gay part… cuz I’m not, y’know… AM NOT!!!

Welcome back

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Thanks to Bubba Franks’ injury, welcome back Erron Kinney.