Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Who Wants to Live Forever, by Breaking Benjamin
Killer Queen, by Sum 41
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The character of Shea is in the people there. Some old usher was yelling at kids for sitting where they weren't supposed to, they yelled back. All of this in thick New York accents. The beer vendor was yelling at manager Bobby Valentine from the upper deck, for leaving his pitcher in for too long. We sat in a box, in the front rows of the upper deck. The fans were really vocal, more so than any other ballparks I've ever been too.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
"You mean like pullin' out their toenails? heheheheh"
They seem to have the voices down. Josh Brolin and Richard Dreyfess look and sound dead-on as W. and Cheney, some of the other characters like Powell, Rice, and Rumsfeld look more like caricatures, and James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush just looks like James Cromwell.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
If you like that, you'll love this link: Obama stumbles into a party and asks, "Where the white women at?"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Good movie. It's pretty damn funny. The star of the movie, Danny McBride, was in Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder. He really reminds me of a lot of guys you'd meet right here in Quincy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Who else has an anniversary on September 16th? General Motors. The American Legion. Mexico. Papua New Guinea.
The traditional gift for a one year anniversary is paper. Well, it's a blog & on a computer, so I won't be needing any paper. The "modern" gift for a one year anniversary is a clock. Got one of those too, in the lower right-hand corner of the computer screen. So if you see me on the street, hand me money.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
There's the "Howie Scream" ...a scream that has no actual name, but it was the noise Howie Long made in the movie "Broken Arrow" right before he was killed. It's also used in the Navy commercial with the Godsmack song.
This week's song is from the new live album, and the original version from the 1998 album of the same name, The Elephant Riders. During the Civil War, it is said the king of Siam offered President Lincoln elephants to help the northern effort. Lincoln politely declined the offer. This song entertains that surreal image. Clutch's lead singer Neil Fallon says there's no factual basis for this, but the places mentioned in the song are real however. The real story is that the king of Siam offered to send some domesticated elephants to President James Buchanan, to use as beasts of burden and means of transportation. The royal letter, which was written even before the Civil War started, took some time to arrive in Washington, and by the time it reached it's destination President Buchanan was not in office any longer. In his replying letter Lincoln, who succeeded Buchanan, respectfully declined to accept King Mongkut's proposal, explaining to the King that American steam engines could also be used for the same purposes. ...And now you know... the rest of the story. Good day.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Maiden has always had awesome album covers. Not just for the covers, but backs of albums, inner sleeves, promotional art, and poster art. Check out this link. This cover was originally created for use as the cover to the authorized biography of the band, Running Free. "Somewhere in Time" was one of my favorites growing up. I would draw and re-draw it over and over again. There are a ton of Maiden references - to people, songs, and other cultural reference. Too many to list, so grab a PB&J, click the picture for the full "pull-out" version, and see for yourself.
Friday, September 05, 2008
"We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored," the group said in a statement that said they "condemn" the use of the song at the Republican convention.
It was earlier this year that John Mellencamp asked the McCain campaign to stop using 'Our Country' and 'Pink Houses' ...
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
If you wanted to download this font, it would cost you $200. Seriously. Ouch! 200 bones for a damn font. Luckily, you came here. I'll give it to you for free. Don't say I never gave ya anything! Shh! It'll be our secret.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Within 72 hours of McCain's announcement, there was a big huge baby mama drama development thanks to those crazy liberal bloggers. Say what you will about the crazy liberal bloggers, but it did, in fact, draw out the announcement that 17 year old Bristol Palin is preggers. I wonder if momma's bringing a shotgun to that upcoming wedding. And I wonder how long it was going to take them to announce it without the push from the bloggers. McCain knew before. too They're also spinning this as a proud, happy, brave decision. Hey, nothing wrong with parents who have a daughter who gets pregnant in high school. Nothing. I have lots of friends who went through the same thing, pregnant mothers and good parents. But when you're selected for Vice President of the United States of America, and one of the main merits of your character on which that decision was made was being a super mom, and a good Conservative who pushed an abstinence-only agenda in your state's schools, you've already failed your party. But the Democrats won't be able to even bring it up, because that would be unfair and mean. Like bringing up Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter.
Goddamit Bryce, I can't believe I'm typing this. Here we go.
Wow! Sarah Palin is a woman! Hillary was a woman! Should sway those angry Hillary supporters... If McCain picked her just because she's a woman, and if I were a female Hillary supporter, I would be fucking insulted.
At first thought, I was like... What? Who? Yeah, I remember her name being mentioned a couple times before last week, but I never imagined th---- holy shit, she's fucking hot. Totally has the sexy librarian look going on. Wait a second - in a state-level office 20 months? And in Alaska? That state has a population less than Austin, Texas! And the highest suicide and alcoholism rates in the nation because apparently Alaska sucks to live in. She's a hard core Conservative pro-lifer, with 5 kids that have really dumb names (Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow & Piper) and she could very well end up our president? Republicans can say what they want about Obama's lack of experience, but he's bringing a whole helluva lot more to the table - this, I think, will backfire. Governing a state that is sandwiched between Siberia and the Yukon Territory doesn't qualify her. How does that qualify her to stare down with Vlad Putin - look at that guy! Biden will eat her alive. She can only rely on acting like a tough cookie with a pretty face and the talking points that are fed to her. Biden, by the way. Love that fucking guy. He was always my 2nd choice after Obama. Sarah Palin, a Roman Catholic, working mom, with a son bound for Iraq. Joe Biden, a Roman Catholic, working dad, with a son bound for Iraq.
Every time they brought up Sarah Palin's son going to Iraq on TV Friday, a Democrat talking head kept bringing up the fact that Beau Biden is also headed to Iraq - but the pro-Palin folks blatantly ignored it. Bay Buchanan was leading the charge. I am telling you that if John McCain selected Eva Braun, they'd be out there defending her just as hard and making excuses and spinning it. That's their job.
If McCain wanted to pick up a woman, for the sake of picking up a woman, he should have went with Condi Rice. If he wanted to not pick somebody from the Bush clan, he could have went with Kay Bailey Hutchison from TX or a lot of any other women. If he wanted a Washington outsider/maverick type, he could have went with a dozen other people that are worlds more qualified. A Conservative with economic chops? Romney. A Conservative with crime fighting skills? Giuliani. Both of those guys could have riled up the base just as easy. To hell with this "vintage John McCain" style of doing things. That could also backfire down the road if that's the way he makes decisions.
Oh, wait, she's a mother? Wow, that qualifies her. She can work up a budget? Impressive. She's not afraid to take on corrupt Republicans? Oooh! You know who else likes to do that? Fucking Democrats. She commanded the National Guard in Alaska? Wait, no, apparently nott, according to the AK ANG Commander.
I can image the Democrats screwing this up and losing, but I can't begin to imagine how at this point that would be possible. After seeing what I've seen since Obama announced in 2007, especially last Thursday in Denver, it SEEMS to be fairly logical, and destined to happen. The masses and the momentum are seemily on the side of Obama, If McCain/Palin is elected, it's truly scary, what it says about this country, because this Palin chick is gonna play to all the flag waving, Lee Greenwood-loving, bible thumping, yellow ribbon sticker bearing, mommies and rednecks and other conservatives out there. Like a fucking harp. People won't vote for Obama cuz he's an "n-word" and no other reason but that, even beloved close relatives of mine. And Palin's going to get the slice of voters who absolutely do not care about anything except her pro-life stance. This is proven by the fact that I heard those exact sentiments coming out of the mouth of other beloved relatives of mine only weeks ago.
Besides preaching abstinence only, she's against abortion even in the case of rape and inscest. She advocates the teaching of Creationism. She's anti-gay and wants to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage. And she's very much against laws in favor of marijuana.
Oh, and way to go Hillary, for the nice words for Palin on Friday, with the most minor of a slight jab for good measure. Damn. Hopefully she'll do her part and go after Palin. A lot of Republicans, some Conservatives, the biggest newspapers in Alaska, and Palin's mother in law - not even on her side. What does that say?
Well great... This turned into a really long rant, ...I was instigated into this by a couple poeple. But I'm just gonna throw this out there - Palin's an interesting, intriguing choice - Not a smart one my opinion, especially since she was not fully vetted - She's still pretty, despite with shrill voice. But sometimes she looks like Eugene Levy's wife in Waiting for Guffman.
But what do I know, I'm just a poor, deluded, ignorant, crazy blogger. But I do know this, if the electoral map looks just like it did in 2004, with the exception of Missouri and Iowa going blue, it's an Obama/Biden win.
On an un-related, yet sort of still-related note. I just want to say, that from a non-partisan standpoint, the Obama camp is stomping the McCain camp in style points. Two examples: The way they did the VP announcements. Compare those. And then there's the web sites. Barack Obama's home page, is by far, one of the most attractive, artistic, stylish web sites I have seen, regardless of it being a political campaign site. The artwork in this campaign is nothing like I've ever seen, from the site, to campaign signs, to the viral marketing.
I hate - repeat: hate - wordy blogs.