January 2010 Archive
Searching to replace my unreplaceable beanie
January 31, 2010
Lost my favorite (only) beanie.
I got it at a Wal-Mart in Kentucky in 2002.
Went out shopping and got three potential replacements today.
I'm going to give each one a trial period before I make a final decision on
which one will be my new everyday cover.
Been in a Kosheen kind of mood today.
Hence the song of the day.
I love Sian Evans voice.
The Federal Reserve is as Federal as FedEx
January 30, 2010
I'm sure you've heard conspiracy theories about a shadowy organization
that makes deals in secret to control the American Economy and therefore the world.
They are all true.
The name of that organization is The Federal Reserve.
And the most powerful segment of the Federal-Reserve is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
But I'm a conspiracy nut. So don't take my word on it.
Click the picture to read more.
(Thanks to Garth for the Article)
Speaking of Money....
I often hear people say "Teachers are paid to much".
The same people saying this are the same people that say
"The Public School System sucks. I'm going to put my kid in private school".
Teachers in Private school make, on average, 33-45% more than teachers in Public Schools.
Private schools get their money from the price of admission.
Public Schools get their money from tax dollars.
When ever there is a tax increase on a ballot that would directly benefit a school district,
it is almost always voted down.
No one wants to pay $15-50 more a year in taxes to help improve public education.
But everyone wants to bitch how the system sucks.
Here's my thought on the subject.
Teachers should be paid more.
These are the people who teach our children.
So if the taxpayers don't won't to pony up some dough, try this.
Every time Hollywood makes a movie that makes more than $50 million,
they should have to pay 10% of their gross profit from said movie to the Department of Education.
Every time an NBA player is drafted out of High School, said player should have to give
5% of his contract salary to the school district he was drafted from.
Every time a Bank gets bailed out, their CEO should have to pay 10% of their salary to
a State Board of Education.
The education system in America does suck.
Teachers have one the the most important jobs in our society, but they get paid for shit.
If you are not willing to help and only want to bitch about how they are already over paid,
then remember this:
You get what you pay for.
"It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit,
but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it."
January 29, 2010
Here are two of my favorite quotes...
"That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write 'Fuck You' right under your nose."
"I figured I could get a job at a filling station somewhere,
putting gas and oil in people's cars.
I didn't care what kind of job it was, though.
Just so people didn't know me and I didn't know anybody.
I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.
That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something, they'd have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They'd get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I'd be through with having conversations for the rest of my life. Everybody'd think I was just a poor deaf-mute bastard and they'd leave me alone."
Ideas are bullet-proof
January 28, 2010
Flogging Molly has a new CD/DVD set coming out soon!
$13 bucks is a great deal for all this!
Click the pic and go buy it!
Crazy times and busy days.
Worked hard with Agent Mulder so now me and some team mates
can go to sleep earlier.
Agent Mulder also turned me onto these sites:
I love shit like this.
Here's some samples:
That's more like it
January 27, 2010
It's like he read my post from yesterday.
Not a perfect State of the Union, but still a pretty good speech.
I'd give him 84%.
And we got to see some of those "Chicago Politics" in action.
Now we know that you've got balls and now you're using them.
Just keep it up and follow through.
Or we are going to have to have a talk....again.
Now go kick some ass.
Nike up and just do something
January 26, 2010
So, I had this really long rant written up.
It was the most text I have ever attempted to publish on here.
It was strong and witty.
And I think it was some of the best political writing I have ever done.
But when I went to save it, my session with my web server timed out and I lost it all.
So, let me just say this:
You are a good man. But you are not getting anything done.
And do you know why?
(Republican + Replicant from Blade Runner. You like that. I think it is rather clever of me)
Quit trying to appease them. They will fight you every step of the way.
Who cares if the seat in MA went to a Republicant?
Why do you act surprised that it did?
That state gave us right wing racist cops & Mit Romney.
Who cares what the Republicants think.
Every time you respond to one of their outlandish claims, like death panels, you give them credibility.
Ignore them and get something passed.
They will lie and obfuscate the truth every chance they get.
Affordable Health Care for every American, remember that?
If you keep acting like the typical spineless Democrat, you'll be looking for a new home
come November 2012.
You are a Chicago Politician.
ACT LIKE IT!
You don't know what that means?
Let me teach you as Sean Connery taught me.
If they pull a political knife, you pull a gun.
If they send one of your guys to the hospital, you send 2 of theirs to the political morgue.
That's the Chicago Way.
NEVER GIVE UP UNTIL THE FIGHTING IS DONE.
And never give up before the fighting has even started.
Here ends your lesson.
I like you Barack. You really seem like a good guy.
I want you to succeed. So Nike Up.
Just do it.
If you need any advice, give me a call.
I'll be around.
Now that I have got that out of the way,
back to normal.
Here's a pic of the hottest Star Wars fan out there.
More on her later. For now check out Adrianne in this hot
Imperial Officer Outfit.
And to clarify, she is the one on your right.
If you noticed the dude on your left first, I've got some news for you.
Old man Einstein crazy in his attic
January 25, 2010
Song of the Day:
Underworld - Pearl's Girl
(Video from Todd "TheBang")
Ever wonder what weather is like on Mars?
Here are some clouds from Mars, filmed by NASA's Phoenix Lander.
Time to open up a giant can of nerd ass
January 24, 2010
Lazy Sunday - Nerd Day
Song of the day:
The Lonely Island w/ C Parnell - Lazy Sunday
Today was all about being lazy, chilling, having fun, and doing what we wanted.
So naturally, me and offspring 1.0 & 2.0 geeked it up.
We had some epic Lightsaber battles, played Star Wars Battlefront 2,
Played with and took pictures of our Doctor Who toys & Dragon Ball Z toys,
Had a family discussion (Wifey too) about the new Tron movie,
Watched funny Star Wars fan films on the YouTube,
Read more about the giant Gundam in Japan,
Talked about giant robots, Played with Disney's Princess action figures (can't win em all),
Listed out some possible movies for the next few Family Pizza & A Movie Night:
Return of the Jedi, The Secrets of NIHM, Race to Witch Mountain are all on the table.
Long story short:
A gloriously relaxing day of nerdtastic goodness.
OK, this giant life size Gundam in Japan is.....Sweet Ass Sweet.
It is a perfect scale Gundam RX-78 from the Original Gundam series.
And it lights up at night and it moves (sort of).
The more I read about it, the more I realize that I have to go there.
I can see it becoming a shrine, well at least for me.
This pic is from Captain Bobert at Starfleet Command:
(Great stuff Robert!)
And lastly, I found a girl online who likes outer space stuff as much as I do.
She sounds too good to be true.
Just as well I guess, she's probably a hooker.
Space the Final Frontier, brought to you by Pepsi
January 23, 2010
Makes me wanna holler, they way they do my life
January 22, 2010
Songs of the day:
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Makes me wanna Holler)
This song is 39 years old.
And it holds true to this day.
One of my favorites,
in my Top 100 songs of all time!
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Today in "If I was a robot I'd be..."
Eva Unit 02 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
It gets off to a rocky start, gets sidelined,
but gets its shit together and kills all of the badies to save the world in the nick of time.
Then the bad guys come back from the dead and mutilate Unit 02 and destroy the world anyway.
Yep, that sounds like me.
By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe
January 21, 2010
Continuing on the V theme
Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.
I think that something is out there, waiting...
January 20, 2010
Back to the grind for me.
Here is your dose of news.
(Click the pics to read more)
From the Desk of Agent X
Home again, home again
January 19, 2010
Late night last night. Late flight.
But we made it home.
Now, cleaning & unpacking all day.
Here's some random pics.
In this treehouse, it's ladies night every night
Rain Delays & Shameless Self Promotion
January 18, 2010
Last day in Disneyland. The rain came to see us off.
Still had a blast, but we were soaked.
So I decided to do some shameless promotion.
Drink up me Hearties, yo ho
January 17, 2010
Another Day with Fun Czar M. Mouse at Baron von Disney's compound.
Let's see, what did we do today?
The Crane Game: I am The Master.
Star Wars. Star Tours. The Jedi Training Academy.
Build your own Lightsaber. Star Wars shopping.
Flying Elephants, Tea Cups, Space Mountain.
Californication Adventure. Merry-Go-Rounds Galore. I rode a Humpback Whale.
Met a bear that can't spell Honey and his Jackass friend.
Lots of Nightmare Before Christmas (aka Emo Heaven) stuff.
Close Encounters with Pirates of the Robot Kind.
Singing Birds. Talking Trees. Looking for Nemo in all the wrong places.
Met some Princesses, but no Leia.
And to end the night, got to be a part of a real bug's life.
Time to Ride the Line Ride
January 16, 2010
All day in the The Tragic Magic King-Kongdom
Disney's Head Doctor:
The Over Stimulation Nation:
I do love a good Droid Butt:
It's a small wonder that song doesn't drive people to kill:
The Elephant Tea Cup Water Tower:
The Face of Moe:
California = Traffic Jams, Beaches, Waffles & Chicken
January 15, 2009
Arrived in California today.
Hotel to Traffic Jam.
Traffic Jam to Beach.
Beach to Traffic Jam.
Traffic Jam to the BEST Goddamn Fried Chicken and Waffles on the planet.
Ate lunch while sitting across from Tone-Loc.
The Best Goddamn Chicken and Waffles on the planet to Traffic Jam.
Traffic Jam to Venice Beach.
Venice Beach to Trader Joe's.
Trader Joe's to Traffic Jam.
Traffic Jam to Traffic Jam.
Traffic Jam to Ol' Uncle Walt's place.
Roscoe's House of Chicken N Waffles:
Disneyland part 1 of ?
Time to Jump into the Skyhole
January 14, 2009
Song of the Day:
Underworld - Good Morning Cockerel
(Watch the video. It's flying)
Airplane rides and tall tails!
Got off our plane and bumped into Val Kilmer.
Changes and the same thing again
January 13, 2010
Song of the Day:
The Ramones - Pet Sematary
Clouds in the Head
January 12, 2010
So instead of dreading the new wave of stupidity
that will becoming from the newest mouth piece at Fox News,
I've decided to focus on my Favorite News/Talk Show host:
She's awesome, funny, slightly slanted to the left but objective.
She always give the benefit of the doubt and is willing to hear the other side of the argument.
She is spunky and according to my wife "Pixie" like.
And she has some rad glasses!
Bad Fox News & a Steroid non-surprise
January 11, 2010
In sports news, Mark "BigMac" McGwire has finally come out and admitted
he took steroids for roughly 10 years.
One of them being the year he broke Roger Maris' record, 1998.
It's not really a surprise, but now there is no more doubt.
So Mark, this one goes out to you:
I wouldn't want your karma, your tounge will only
get you so far
January 10, 2010
Always on the go...
January 9, 2010
Speaking of Ministry, check this out:
Here this picture and close up picture from Tron Legacy:
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris
January 8, 2010
Speaking of Daft Punk, did you know they are doing the Soundtrack to the upcoming
TRON sequel this summer?
It's like they were born to make that soundtrack!
And by Born, I mean they were built in a lab in France.
I got on an elevator and found a plastic spoon on the floor?
January 7, 2010
Hope Springs Infernal
January 6, 2010
Oh and tiny actor Gary Coleman is in the hospital.
Seems the star of the 80's sitcom Different Strokes had a different kind of stroke (seizure).
He is in the pediatrics ward of LA Memorial Hospital if you want to send flowers.
Speaking of MC Chris, I do love a good Nrrrd Grrrl
Here's some "Attack fo the Random":
Cannibal Madmen and Jungle Girls...
January 5, 2010
Yesterday's post has got me into digging up old flicks with lots of fake blood.
Here's three of my favorites:
I had no idea Christina Ricci had a tattoo
Vampire lovers in palm bikinis...
January 4, 2010
January 3, 2010
Still haven't seen Roy or the Monolith.
But, I'm still looking.
Here's some random stuff for you.
End of an Era
January 2, 2010
Tonight we watched the The End of Time part two.
Fantastic Episode. Grand and Epic and Thrilling and Sad.
We saw the Time Lords return and Timothy Dalton as their Lord President.
We saw The Doctor's mother, we saw the Doctor say goodbye to all of his companions.
And we saw The Doctor die and be reborn.
Hello Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor.
You'd better not suck.
Here's a Doctor Who postcard I made for the occasion:
Here's to you David Tennant!
And so we begin again...
January 1, 2009
Happy New Year
This is the year that Roy Scheider meets the Monolith around Jupiter.
What better way to bring in the new year than sitting back
and watching the Boob Tube all day.
Starting the year off with a Doctor Who Marathon on BBC America.
They are showing EVERY episode & movie special of the New Doctor Who series,
leading up to the 10th Doctor's Finale "The End of Time: Part Two" on Saturday night.
I've decided to make a list of my favorite 15
Doctor Who episodes of the New Series.
Here they are, in order by season.
The Parting of Ways
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
The Family of Blood
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Timelords
The Stolen Earth