Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Pueblo or Bust

Man I love that picture. God bless Trigger Happy TV. But anywho, I'm off to sunny Pueblo, CO, for the weekend, so I'm just killing some time here at work before I go. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. In a world where people die of starvation everyday, there's nothing like a holiday that celebrates eating more than your stomach can possibly hold. So be gluttonous, for next month we celebrate avarice. Hey, that's two of the seven deadly sins! God bless America.

A quick aside: if you haven't visited lately, check it out. Looks like someone's jealous of YouTube getting bought for $1.65 billion, so they dressed up like them to see if lightning strikes twice. Too bad their new format suck-diddly-ucks. Oh well; godspeed, ifilm.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hey Kids, It's Mike Patton!

Good morning all. I'm about to head out and help my uncle out around his shop, but before I go, I thought I'd share with you a video of Faith No More's "I Started a Joke." This is a cover of a Bee Gees song, and also further evidence of Mike Patton's eccentric creativity. You'll recognize Tim from The Office, but the real treat is watching the guy sing, especially when he hits the chorus. There is a longer version with heckling and more dialogue, but I couldn't find it. I guess this will have to do.

Other notable FNM covers: "Easy" by Lionel Ritchie, "This Guy's in Love with You" by Burt Bacharach (a recent karaoke favorite around here and a last-minute add below), "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, and this doesn't even begin to touch upon his other groups' covers, including video game and movie themes. So enjoy, fooligans, I'm off.

"I Started a Joke"

"This Guy's in Love with You"

Thursday, November 16, 2006

They Can't All Be

Never mind that last post. Turns out I'm a sucker for high speed internet, and I decided to keep it, along with the digital cable, at the new apartment. So in celebration, I thought I'd share with you the worst the web has to offer (What can I say, I travel in good company).

I came across this article from PC World about the 25 Worst Web Sites (feeling nervous, I have to agree with some of these, like, which is like eHarmony with felons (I wish I was kidding), and a CDC page for kids about rabies awareness.

What's number one, you ask? I guess you'll just have to find out, hmmmmm? Don't worry, it's well deserved. But that's all I got for now; expect fun and frivolity this weekend, and maybe even some Bernie Dexter love.


If you're good.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Good Night, and Good Luck

Well, this may be the last post in a while, as I'm moving out of my house tomorrow. I'm still debating over getting the interweb, wondering if I can find a six-month contract for high-speed. I haven't done any searching, but I generally thought they only do year contracts. Rest assured I'll still be leaving my mark on everyone's post, what else is work for? Looks like I'll be visiting the library more, too, which I guess is probably a good thing; I'd like another book to read. I just finished World War Z, and it was awesome. Thanks to the good folks at Crowdpleaser for that one. Oh, and I saw Borat last night. Wow. I was shocked and awed, to say the least. There's too much I could write about ("She's laid a Jew egg!") and I still have packing to do, so it will have to wait for another day. Have a good night, fooligans.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Oh Shit, The People Actually Bought It. Now What?

Okay Democrats, you finally won control of both the House and (possibly) the Senate, what happens now?

This is about what I was thinking as I went to bed last night. But before I go all Debbie Downer on you, the Deomcarats won! Finally! It only took six years of ineptitude for the American public to wise up. Frankly, I couldn't be happier right now, especially with Rumsfeld on the street. I hope this is the beginning of something good for our country.

Probably the person I'm happiest to see gone is Rick Gayanaldischarge (R-PA), who was voted out with authority. But really, this is just one of many that I could bring up. With Nancy Pelosi coming in as Speaker of the House, it will be very interesting to see how the Democrats handle the first few months: what they introduce, how fast they jump into things, what kind of plan(s) do they really have? They've spent all this time decrying the Republicans and their agenda, now it's time to see if they were just all talk.

And of course, Donny Rumsfeld will soon be no more, which isn't very surprising. With all the people calling for Rumsfeld to step down and the quagmire in Iraq, I don't think Bush has a choice right now. The American people have clearly spoken, they want a new direction within our borders and in Iraq. That wouldn't happen with Rummy still Defense Secretary. But I will miss his circular logic.

Finally, some quick asides.
-My friend Harold Davis didn't get elected Bernalillo County Commissioner, which is too bad because I was looking forward to getting some croneistic kickbacks. I'll be going out ot lunch with him tomorow.
-Also, to the state of Missouri: Congratulations, you guys were awesome yesterday. Yes, Claire McCaskill beat out Jim Talent, but I was also paying close attention to the state amendments. First, Amendment 2, which protects any federally allowed stem cell research in the state, passed. Sure, it was by the slimmest of margins, but for a state nestled comfortably in the Bible Belt, this is a big achievment, both on a scientific and symbolic level. Second, you voted to raise the minimum wage to $6.50, and will be adjusted every year for inflation and buying power. Yes, the federal minimum wage may shortly go up, but you beat them to the punch. Kudos. Third, you voted down an 80 cent hike on cigarette prices. Personally, I would have voted for it and I'm a smoker. Missouri has the lowest cigarette prices in the nation, an extra 80 cents can do a lot of good in a lot of places. If we're going to tax anything, tax our vices. Weed. Prostitution. Those should be legalized and taxed out the ass, too (although the former was voted down for legalization in Vegas. In time, dear time).

That's all I got for now. Time to pack and play some Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Oh hell yeah. God Bless America!

I Am No Good at Weddings

Greetings everyone, I apologize for the lack of posts recently. I had meant to update everyone yesterday with last weekend's goings-on, but around 4pm that day, I got a call from the apartments I was moving into on Friday, and they told me I had been rejected. Apparently I make too much money to fit their Affordable Housing requirements. Huh? Two things: 1) You could have let me know more than 72 hours before I have to be out of my house, and 2) you don't drop your rent to pander to the lower-income families, so I guess you're just scamming the system to get whatever government handouts you receive for being under Affordable Housing. Dicks. Well, Tuesday was very hectic with me running all over town, and when I got home, I proceeded to get drunk and watch election coverage (more on that later). But today I found a place to move into, and I'll be Dolly Madison for the move on Friday, so that's a relief. Aaaaaaaaannnyway, onto last weekend in St. Louis.

This was one of the best weddings I ever remember attending. From the ceremony, to the reception, the friends I hadn't seen for far too long (about 3 or 4 years for one), and the shenanigans after the reception, this was mucho divertido. I wish I had pictures, but they won't be ready until Friday. Stupid Wal-Mart.

At the ceremony, I actually found myself quelling a tear or two as Phil and Jessica were exchanging vows. You probably would have done the same, listening to the love in their voices as they tried not to cry with these huge smiles on their faces. Aww, listen to me, I'm sounding so horribly Hallmark.

Then the reception, held at some Anheuser-Busch conference center. Beer flowed like wine, the arrangements were very well done, the food was awesome(prime rib AND di da), and it was a pretty decent turnout. Sorry, I could go into more detail, but I still have another post after this and I could really let this get away from me. You'll thank me later, if you aren't thanking me now. But we danced and drank well into the night. When they finally shut the place down around 11:30 or so (I think), we headed back to the hotel. This is where Jeff Wussler had a stroke of genius.

Jeff was a groomsman, so he had a tux on. While we were drinking in our room, he tells me he wants to go out and show off the tux, because how often can you go to a bar looking that snazzy? I wasn't looking too shabby myself, so I decided to join him. On the way, he tells we should act like he just got left at the altar today and see what happens. So we get to That One Place and sit at the bar. Jeff plays it off perfectly. He looks like he's fighting between rage and tears, and I'm trying to solace him. I also take his phone when he acts like he's calling her. I tell the bartender what heppened and that he needs something strong to pick him up. We each get a Jaeger bomb, and they tell us they're on the house. Jeff supresses a smile and we take our drinks. He starts talking to the bartender and other patrons and I get us two beers (again, on the house). God bless that kid. Everyone felt really bad for him...I guess no one would even to think to question a story like that, who would make something like that up anyway? Jeff Wussler, that's who, and that's why I love the guy. POST OVER!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Smell Ya Later

About off to St. Louis this weekend for le wedding. I wish I could have been in town last week for Game 5, but I'm sure the town is still in good spirits over their World Champions.

In other baseball-related news, we won our first softball game last night, finishing 1-9 for the fall league. Combine the eight games I played with the 15 from summer league, and that makes my softball total for 2006 a whopping 1-22. Whoo. And yet, I'll miss it. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment.

We'll talk when we get back, yes? I promise no prescription drug abuse this weekend, but still lots of fun, drunken tomfoolery. Oh yes. While you wait impatiently for my return this weekend, here's a song that's been in my head for the last few days. "She's a Woman" by The Beatles. I heard it on the radio on the way to work Wednesday, and I can't stop singing it. In fact, I just watched it after posting it here. ENJOY IT!

Boo and yah, fooligans. Have a great weekend.