Friday, May 30, 2008

Math Geek (again)

Ok, so more math humor. This time, I think just about everyone can get a kick out of it.

I saw it on a website I frequent, and I had to steal it and share it ...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Global Warming

As those of you who know me probably know, I'm really not down with the whole "Go Green to help stop Global Warming" thing. Not because I don't think we're called to be stewards of the planet, and not because I don't think conservation in general isn't a good thing. Rather, because I don't think Global Warming is a real thread, and rather as I believe it's a hoax made up by using computer models as the only "proof", I see it as a political tool used to create an end you wouldn't otherwise get without this fear inducing machine.

Hope that was clear.

Anyways, today on the Drudge Report, there are two headlines about Global Warming that caught my attention.

The first is an article about Carbon Belch Day, scheduled for June 12th. Now, I laugh at this, because I've joked about similar things. I joke about buying a coal-powered toaster, and I get a real kick out of Evil Conservative Industries. But I draw the line at actually wasting energy just to waste energy. It's stupid, it's expensive, and it really does nothing but hurt the cause you wish to help. Of course, if you have the money to do so, then by all means go for it.

But think about what you're promoting: wasting energy. Energy we have to get, at the moment, from, at best, shaky allies. Because our country is not energy independent, and is, in fact, very far from being so. So, yes, we can waste all our energy, and fall deeper into debt and get into more and more alliances with these shaky allies, or we can conserve for a good reason: to buy ourselves time to become energy independent and therefore increase national prosperity and national security, two things I bet the group organizing this "Belch Day" are usually passionately in favor of. And that's besides the actual ethical reasons to conserve.

I'm always frustrated by people who can't see past the end of their nose. People who do things because it furthers point A, even if it hurts them in their causes for points B through Z, when point D is the most important in the long-term scheme of things.

So what would be a better way to get the point out that we're sick of being told Global Warming (or Climate Change, if you prefer) is a fact that we have to battle or face certain peril?

Well, I much prefer the second article, where the Czech President wants to have a simple debate with Al Gore about the facts.

Imagine that? A Public forum with both sides of an argument presented. And then letting the public decide based on evidence. What a revolutionary idea.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go take care of the things around the house that I have to change for the real Global Warming coming to my city in the near future: Summer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Problem

The Problem with a three-day weekend is that it's followed by a four-day workweek.

Wouldn't we all be happier with a four-day weekend followed by a three-day workweek?

Just sounds better.

Then again, the other problem with a three-day weekend is that Tuesday just feels like Monday. It's got all the bad vibes of a Monday, without the good feelings of "just means I've got five fulls days to do something good this week".

Anyone got a solution to that one?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Math Geek

Yes, I sell insurance for a living. And I love it.

But deep down I am and always will be a math geek.

And so I have to share this:

Friday, May 23, 2008

An Early Victor

NBC has won.

And by won, I mean the summer viewing competition.

And by summer viewing competition, I mean in my house.

It's over. Nobody else needs to compete.

American Gladiators, as ridiculous and over the top as it is, is much-watch television in my house now, especially with the Cavaliers eliminated. I mean, where else do you get to see grown people falling off of hand bikes into giant ball pits? Who doesn't love that?

Last Comic Standing returned to television last night. It's already must-watch television. God's Pottery cracked me up. And I'm not sure I'll find a better line than "Vegans are like the Jehovah's Witnesses of salad". And that was just in the first night. Until "Dream Job" returns, LCS will remain my favorite reality show on television.

I don't watch a lot of television (outside of sports) to begin with. So, for a network to already have two must-watch shows for me, it really is a victory.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Two Things to Say ...

I've been busy, but here are my two thoughts for the day:

1) Free Southern Chicken Biscuit at McDonald's with any drink purchase + $1.00 for any size soda at McDonald's = win.

2) They really need to do a new version of Match Game with modern B- and C-list celebrities. I'd watch it.

Friday, May 02, 2008


Things you realize when you're bored watching a Hawks playoff game.

If you go straight across the middle of the normal QWERTY keyboard you get: Asdfghjkl. If you delete just a couple of letters and move up on one key stroke and down on another (that is go up from f to r, from g to b, from h to u, and then delete the k, you get Asdrbul. swtich the b and the u and get Asdrubl. Add in a single letter, and you get Asdrubal.

I wonder if that's where Asdrubal Cabrera's mother got his name ...

(And, yes, I realize this probably hurts my chances of ever having a child named Asdrubal)

(And, yes, I really am that bored by the Celtics and Hawks)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I'd Love to Hear this Explanation

So, the College Football Hall of Fame announced their newest class today. That link has a story about the two big names, Lou Holtz and Troy Aikman, and a rundown of the rest of the inductees.

But if you scroll to the bottom of the article, you'll see that Lou Holtz wasn't the only coach on this year's list.

John Cooper.

Yes, that John Cooper.

He's a Hall of Famer.

There must be some M*ch*g*n people on the voting committee ... or some drunk people. Or possibly both.

iTunes Update

May 1 ... let's see where we're at ...

1. Ellery - Anna
2. Fort Minor (f. Styles of Beyond) - Remember the Name (Clean)
3. Stan Bush - You Got the Touch
4. Switchfoot - Ammunition
5. P.O.D. - Alive
6. Pillar - For the Love of the Game
7. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
8. Flyleaf - Fully Alive
9. Hawk Nelson - Everything You Ever Wanted
10. O.C. Supertones - Who Can Be Against Me?
11. Skillet - Collide
12. Thousand Foot Kruth - Rawkfist
13. Tom Petty - Free Falling
14. U2 - Pride (In The Name of Love)
15. Disciple - Rise Up
16. P.O.D. - Change the World
17. Skillet - A Little More
18. Terry Cashman - Talkin' Baseball (Baseball and the Tribe)
19. 12 Stones - Lie to Me
20. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
21. Tait - All You Got
22. never|the|same - Lives of Grace
23. Leeland - Hey
24. Pillar - Bring Me Down
25. Skillet - Rebirthing

New this month:

Leeland - Hey
David Crowder Band - Here is Our King
Randy Newman - Burn On
The Toggs - Wild Thing
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Delirious? - Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?

as always, suggestions on things I may like based on this schizophrenic music list are always welcome ...