Founds this in the depths of the Internet last night. No comment needed.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The government almost shut down last week over cutting 38 billion dollars… That may sound like a lot, but comparatively speaking, that’s like a 600 pound man who’s heart is about to explode congratulating himself that he got a hamburger instead of a cheeseburger… for his fifty-seventh meal of the day. Republicans backed off because they didn’t think they could win the PR battle. Let’s see… the Democrats were willing to not pay soldiers, currently fighting three wars, in order to ensure funding for abortion clinics… And you didn’t think you could win that PR fight? Seriously? Have you ever thought about maybe hiring a marketing major? I know a guy….
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Is Your Jar Full?
When things in your life seem almost to much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar......and the beer.
A Professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the Professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The Professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "Yes."
The Professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the Professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - your family, your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first", he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
When he had finished, there was a profound silence. Then one of the students raised her hand and with a puzzled expression, inquired what the beer represented.
The Professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In two days, E and I drop our dachshund at my mom's house and hop a plane for Australia. We're spending three weeks in a small town south of Perth called Mandurah. Her uncle has a vacation house on the bay there, which he has graciously offered to let us stay in as a wedding gift.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I've been spending a fair amount of time over the last couple of months scanning and editing old pictures from my (and Elizabeth's) childhood. We did this as part of an informal slide-show for the wedding reception, and also just to get some of these old photos archived in a digital format. And then there's been a host of pictures taken at the actual wedding.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
For lack of a better topic, I'm going to post the obligatory wedding photo today. E and I decided to spend the night before the wedding apart. I went back to our condo, while she spent the night at her parents place in Carlsbad. We got ready on Saturday morning separately. We were doing formal photography before the ceremony, so we arranged to see each other just before that. This picture was taken moments after we were "introduced" in the backyard of my mom's house. Isn't she beautiful?
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So imagine the surprise of some culinary snobs when a blind taste-test revealed that organic veggies bought from Walmart tasted better than the grossly over-priced equivalent from Whole Foods.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
But it wasn't the aliens and special effects (of which there were few) that immediately struck me as I was watching. It was the political allegory. A charming race of aliens appear suddenly and usher in a new era on Earth. They are good looking, eloquent in staged speeches, don't take unvetted questions, and use phrases like "hope" and "change". We know nothing about them, yet most of the country is taken in by the rhetoric.
Heck, at one point, during a staged interview, the aliens even offer to provide "universal health care". And yes, they used that exact phrase.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up and saw THIS ARTICLE linked from Instapundit. It seems I wasn't the only one to find the parallelism more than a bit creepy. Of course, it's likely all just something of a coincidence. The show was probably written, produced, and scheduled for airing before the current White House was in place. Or maybe the script was reworked a bit. Maybe.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"This is nothing. You should have seen him during the Freedom Bowl back in '92" haha. Yeah Adolph... I was there for that. It was almost as bad a spending a weekend in the Dachau concentration camp. Almost.
I haven't laughed this hard after a loss in years.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I just wonder when/if the English will stand up and say, "ENOUGH!". I fear they won't. In my time there, I found WAY too many people who would say things like, "Well, if you don't do any thing wrong, you don't have to worry, right?" I fear that reactions such as those will be all too common - and England will slip in to a "Benign Dictatorship" - if there is such a thing.
It's happening. It's not fantasy. It's not fiction. It's real.
LINK FOR MORE INFO HERE.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Should cops be able to arrest you for being rude to them? Although I'm generally pro-police, the answer to this is unequivocally "NO". You have a right to be a jerk to a cop, as long as you aren't threatening. We as a society walk a fine line between civil rights and security. When security is not being threatened, civil rights MUST be maintained. This entire argument is fleshed out in great detail HERE IN THIS Reason.com article.
THIS ARTICLE on Forbes is a little longer and filled with lots of legalese, but it outlines in great detail why the arrest was probably a violation of the First Amendment.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
In my short time on Zazzle, I've run across a wide range of utter crap. Stuff that people spent 3.4 seconds designing, and even less making sure it looks good on the product they are tying to sell. So I decided to mock them. Yes, it's childish, it's mean, it's totally juvenile - but it's funny and I enjoy it. And so "You Suck at Zazzle" was born.
Enjoy. I do.
Warning, watching the video will make you dumber. A lot dumber.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
And while were on the topic... why do you make it sound like our victory over the Japanese in WWII was a bad thing? It's almost as if you sound ashamed and wouldn't want a repeat of that result.
On behalf of all the Americans, Australians, and other Allied Forces who fought against the Japanese (including my Grandfather) - Fuck you, you ignorant jerk.