Thursday, May 22, 2008

Owned of the day

You've seen those commercials. "I am the president and here is my social security number. I dare you to steal it cuz I know it's protected." it isn't.

Criminals, while always getting caught, are constantly thinking of ways to beat the system. Just cuz you have a system doesn't mean it will work. You must always be trying to improve it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

You Tube-sday™: grammar is fun

At work, on my lunch, I listen to my mp3's (all 7+ gig of them). This song happened to come up. Now, I have the version with the song's writer Tom Lehrer and Oscar the Grouch, but Mr. Lehrer originally wrote the song for The Electric Company, so enjoy the version we all probably know.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Ya gotta love the Foo Fighters. Not only are they putting out some of the better rock you hear lately, they are a band that genuinely has fun being a band. How much? Take a little gander at their rider. Brilliantly funny if written by the band. Even cooler if written by a roadie, since the band let's it go out as it reads. Foo doesn't seem to act all snooty as other artists have in the past. There are silly asks, and then there are just plain "I am better than you" asks, which only prove they are NOT better than us.

Like Screech. Someone needs to remind Dustin that his 15 min ended a good 10 years back. Sharon Stone demands so much for a crappy movie. Diana Krall sure likes wine. And Metallica are just corporate sellouts.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

YouTube-sday™: On Shuffle

So I almost totally forgot it was YouTube-sday™. See - I took yesterday off to finish putting in some laminate flooring and today felt like a Monday and....oh, you're smart. You get the idea.

I have no real idea what to put up, so let's try this: I fired up iTunes. Gonna hit shuffle and whatever comes up, I'll search for a video with that song. And let me preface this idea with some information: my 15 year old son and 12 year old daughter each have an iPod and share this iTunes. Could make for an interesting shuffle. Without further adieu.....

Phew.....that could have gone pretty bad. :D

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

So Sunday is Mother's Day - honoring the woman who saw the worst in you, tried to raise you right, teach you to be good, took care of you when you were sick, bought you tons of toys and baked some mighty fine meals. We should all be thankful for the mother we have - she was just perfect for us.

Oh - wait. Unless you are currently a sitting member of the House of Representatives and a Republican. They hate moms. Even their own. What - you don't believe me? See for yourself.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kids will be kids

So I read the Cubs will be having a minor league baseball game played at Wrigley in a couple months.

So how do you categorize what's been played there the past 100 years?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

YouTube-sday™: So two years ago

Yeah, the whole Diet Coke/Mentos thing is old news, but this video shoots it at 1200 frames per second. Sort of mezmerizing.