Thursday, June 26, 2008

Game, Set.....FIRE!

According to this article, PETA got all bent out of shape with how the officials at the All England Club were getting rid of pesky pigeons. So officials bent to the PETA whackjobs and are now using hawks to get rid of the pests. PETA is all bent cuz they claim removing the pigeons was because they are "inconvenient" and not the dirty gross things they are. Has PETA ever seen what pigeons do around the world? These are not pretty animals. They are rats with wings, and beyond unhealthy.

I find that ESPN article pretty ironic. PETA loves to throw around part of their name ("Ethical"), when they are anything but. See, PETA (have you noticed I won't link to them? You'll see why soon enough) doesn't help animals - they kill them. PETA has a large walkin freezer at their headquarters. Why? Well, either they actual like to eat meat, or they need to store cadavers. You can read more about it at this WAY BETTER site about PETA. Or, if you don't mind a few foul words, check out this YouTube video from Penn & Teller.

PETA are hypocrites. They condone the exploitation of animals, that they themselves exploit. They have a horrible record for getting animals into adoptive homes, killing them instead. And many PETA supporters use the very products to survive that they turn around and fight against.

That's it - I'm done. I'm going to get me a burger.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Welcome to Toronto

I did not know this song was titled YYZ because of the reference to the Toronto airport and the hometown of Rush. And this is just a nicely done computer video:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

YouTube-sday™: A change of heart

Just what was I thinking with that whole "Obama '08" thing??? I must be nuts. I mean - check out all the great reasons to vote Republican:

On a related note, I thought race relations couldn't get worse in the country. I guessed wrong....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Battle formations!

A while back (I don't quite recall....let's say March), I joined in with a bunch of coworkers playing a free online game called Ikariam. If you have ever play the great Age of Empires series, you will find this game pretty entertaining.

Basically, you join and are thrown onto an island. You need to start building your colony, gathering resources (wood on all island, plus a luxury resource of either wine, glass, sulfur or marble) and generally expand. You gather, build up your buildings, expand and research. In time, you are able to plant new new colonies to gather other resources as needed thru the game. You will find you need wood and marble to build, sulfur to construct your army, glass to research and wine to keep your people happy. At first, you are spending money to get this, but as you expand your cities, you can plant your butt on a new island with the resource you need, then just ship these goods as needed through your world.

Or - you can just build your army and kick the snot out of your neighbors and take what you need. That tends to be more fun. From puny, weak slingers (don't tell Goliath), up to gyrocopters, and from weak ram ships to submarines, this game has quick the range of military units to recruit and use in battle. You also can form or join an alliance for protection and coordinated butt whoopin'.

It's not real time, and you are really just the king of your towns, telling people where to go (mostly to their death), so it requires less active play time. Heck - by the time you are level 17, some things take hours or even days to upgrade. So you can just queue it up and walk away.

If you have some idle time a like to push people around (usually 11 year old kids in Poland), check it out. You can find me on the Eta server.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Rock Band FTW!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Another icon is gone

There were about 20 great videos I could post for the late, great Bo Diddley, but I think this one speaks it all.

Feel free to search YouTube, though, and enjoy the magic of Bo.