Friday, December 28, 2007

Metal Fridays at work increase my productivity...

Straight up. See we got xm at work cause my boss has no problems with dumpin copious amounts of cash on technology. That is a perk about this small company I work for. So I got this kick ass flat screen monitor with the built in speakers so I can rock out all low volume at my desk. Right now I got Fade to Black from Metallica kickin it. I love it. See all week I am subjected to "The Blend" at work from the xm. Its like all the pop you didn't want. Every now and again something comes on that takes me back to the hinter lands of my mind, but they have an annoying habit of playing Fergie like 6 times a day or that Carrie Underwood song about a cheatin man. Which I can't say is all that bad, it really sounds like a country song cause there is revenge and property destruction and all that. But give me the rock and roll. It helps make Fridays better.

That and a good scan of the internet to keep the mind sharp. So I usually read through the day in history cause I am that guy. I guess it could be worse, I read about this guy who said he was addicted to porn and whacks off like 7 times a day. Dude, get some help. I mean how bad does that hurt? I bet home slice is permanently swollen. I got off track there cause that has nothing to do with what history tells us about today. See in 1981, Elizabeth Carr was born. She was the first test tube baby to be born. I guess people could see how uneventful that is, but I think otherwise. That event should be remembered as the point at which humans decided to take their own fate. It is the start of creating life that otherwise would not be created. What will that ever do to our races karma? How many geniuses will be born that otherwise would never have made it to the show? How many evil people with bad intentions make it to grand stage of life? I guess those are unfair questions. But still we are messing with things that change the course of natural events. Look at this technology way down the road, say like in a movie like The Matrix. Or if you will, like the Cylons in BSG. But that is getting into a conversation about cybernetics and artificial intelligence, which is a little off from test tube babies and cloning. It's all good though. Right now I got some old Tesla comin through the speakers. Hang Tough. This Yahoo Radio finds some stuff I never thought I would hear again, for better or worse. But back to the conversation at hand. Good will come from this technology. And bad. What gets me is the desire for the military to create a super soldier. You all think that is the stuff of science fiction, but we thought cloning was science fiction as recently as the 1970's. The super soldier myth has been around for decades: Captain America, Hitlers superior race, and that incredibly cheese flick with Van Damn and Lundgren, or even Rambo, but he aint genetically enhanced. Dude you are living with your head in the sand if you don't think the government wouldn't love an army with dudes like Wolverine who could heal and keep on fighting. That is the bitty of the situation. If the technology is available to the public, that means the military is basically done with it. Most of our inventions come from R & D of the military or NASA. The microwave, the computer, right down to those crazy shape forming beds which I read were really hot. Is there any truth to that? I would bet the military has been cooking up bodies in test tubes since the 40's. Who knows what they made. You know they got to fuckin around with genetics and tried to make a ape man or some shit like that. That is probably where the Mothman came from. Can't you see the rational? Whats strong? Bugs. Lets make a bug man. It went down something like that. I am sure of it.

That is why I think Ms. Carr's artificial birth canal life cycle should be remembered and celebrated for the turning point in history that it represents. The point where the public was allowed to start creating their own fates, their own deviations from natures course. It was the year that showed us there is no fate.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wow! That didn't take long.

Well the general attitude amongst my coworkers is fuck it. It's like Christmas is over and now we can all be mean shits again. I didn't know people were being nice because of Christmas. Here I thought it was holiday cheer or as the uneducated sperm splat in my office likes to spell is "Holiday Cher". That is correct. I watched this dimwit do up some Christmas cards with Holiday Cher on them. I hope she sent some out and signed her name to them. What needed to happen was some photoshop and a picture of Cher to go along with it. Ahh the possibilities when you work with people who think they are done with education and she doesn't need that shit anymore cause high school is over. But I digress from my topic, being nice to each other. Why is it people can be nice to each other for a holiday, but in everyday interactions they could care less about you?

If you wonder about that for a minute and look around the blogoshpere, well you see that inside everyone is some nasty wanting to get out. Am I as foul mouthed and vulgar as I am here? No. I guess that is why we think we can get away with being a shit online. Look at Joe Albero. Here is a big fat piece of shit that can't say anything nice about anything and leave it at that. Will he burn in hell? Probably. Is he wildly popular? According to him he is, but he is also a fake shit like Jerry Springer. Sure we all know who Jerry Springer is and Springer is laughing all the way to the bank, but do you really remember Jerry's serious commentary about life? Hell no, you just remember all those tiny midget trannys beating each other up. And thats Albero. If he ever did any good, it is gone by the many hateful things he has done. I will make a prediction. It is now past the holidays and Joe Albero will think of something to make his ratings spike. That is just the kind of local slutleberty he is. Attention whore is another way to say it.

But why is it so hard to be nice? What is the problem with sticking out your hand and saying hello? Is life that bad? I don't think that is the problem cause some of the poorest people I have met are the happiest. It is rare you meet a happy and satisfied rich person. Still being nice is something that takes effort and all the trimmings that go with the effort of being nice and I guess that is something that most of us just are not willing to put up with. So try it. Smile and say hello to someone today. Be nice and pleasant even if you don't want to. Lets see what kind of happy we can spread.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gifts and the wrappins.

I love it. This day is going about as smooth as a day with explosive shits. Yeah that is a stark assessment, but its a correct assessment. It doesn't matter. I got a phat 4 day weekend coming up and I get to see so fairly amusing stuff. See my wife has this talent for wrapping presents. Actually it extends to home decor all the way around, but lets focus on the holiday spirit shall we? See she takes plain craft paper and buys a bunch of different ribbons and tiny little decorations like sticky reindeer or snowmen. Then she goes to town. This year we got all the shopping done way before Christmas ever got here on us. Actually we were done before December got here, but I don't want to rub it in your face. Thats one of the presents there. How freaking killa does that look? Anyway the think I like is when we hand these out to people. The reactions are to funny. Some people hold the present for like 10 minutes and look at it. The best are the people who try to cut open the ends and slid the stuff out cause they don't want to hurt the paper. See that is the beauty of it. Its a beautiful present and it will ultimately have to be destroyed to live up to the promise of a gift. What is that old saying that there can't be any change without some destruction? Something about breaking some eggs to make an omelet? So that is my joy these next few days, going to watch people freak out over presents, drink cold beer with friends, and put on one hella Christmas for my daughter. Keep on rockin yall.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Man cries 'Heil Hitler,' beats American - Yahoo! News

Here you go. Kind of frightening, but not surprising. If you ever lived in Germany, you would understand there is a sizable portion of the population that hate on Americans kind of like whiter southerners hate on black folks. This was going on back in the early 90's when I was there. From what I understand, the extreme right (think Neo Nazis) in Germany has actually expanded their power by winning something like 20% of local elections. There is no doubt this a brewing storm.

Man cries 'Heil Hitler,' beats American - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Looking around this holiday season, I see some stress leaking out from people. Why? Remember people, your not a consumer of Christmas, you are a festive member of the holiday spirit. Got it? Stop trying to buy every damn thing you touch. I know this falls on some deaf ears, but you gotta put it out there. You know? Probably not. Thats why you ass is still staking out the Kmart looking for a Wii. Well guess what, you probably will not get that Wii Mr. or Mrs. Poor Planner. BFD! Get over it. Save the Wii for a birthday. Still its a mentality that has crept deep into our collective psyche that we must by the biggest, best, better thing for Christmas. I would normally ask why, but we know why. Most of us are sheep, no lemmings being driven off the cliff. Cause thats what this crazy cycle of shit is. Who the fuck are you to go to blows with me over a fucking video game that your kid doesn't even want. Yes some kids in this country could give two shits about a stupid ass Wii. Frightening isn't it? You built up and put all this pressure on yourself to secure this great trophy of consumerism and it aint even going to be appreciated. And don't think it aint a trophy, cause it is. You buy that Wii and you carry it around like a virgin hunter with a 10 point buck on the hood of your family truckster. You show it to people before you wrap it. It becomes the trump card in conversation. I got so and so a Wii and you didn't. Nice fucking attitude for the holidays you pretentious mother fucker. See its not that anyone cares about you and your family, cause people generally care about other humans. Hell I changed a tire for a woman in distress yesterday. Did I ask for anything? No. Its when you rub it other faces about the material wealth your securing for yours and making others feel like a substandard turd cause they didn't get their kid a Wii. You know you can't buy redemption for all those sins you try to make up for during Christmas. You do know that right? Cause from my observations about the holidays this year it sure doesn't seem that fucking way. What the fuck happened to the other shit that we like about Christmas? The food, the family, the friends? Catching up on OTHERS lives and enjoying some good food? I guess all that shit has been sold down the river with the souls of the damned fools who feel they can buy Christmas. You want a good idea for a gift? Give someone some time and listen to what they got to say. Try it. You will find that people are dying for other people to pay attention to them. Merry Christmas.

Yes I have been posting less cause my ass is buried at work. Plus I am trying to write more quality and not so much volume of non opinionated cyber trash. So look for more harsh language and some not giving a fuck about shit from here on out.

Monday, December 17, 2007

From BBC NEWS, a science break through you can bank on.

Cha Ching! Now thats a break through. See I always think about shit thats way bigger than my brains comprehension. For example, one of my favorite things to imagine is what happens when universes meet? Can we really take the knowledge we know about the galaxy and use it to think about the universe. Most people assume they are one in the same. Hell most people don't give it as much thought as you have already by reading this. I mean two universes touch. Do sparks fly? Is there a collision of mass? Who the hell knows. Maybe someone better than me has the clue. Still I might solve that riddle, I am just stuck at that line of questioning right now. And way off target from my original thoughts. Damn it.

The link is to an article about some science guys who just happened to figure out how to move data from processor to processor by way of light and at a tenth of the power and a lot less heat. That is money baby. I used to wonder what other ways you could get a processor to run more effectively. I never put it to practical use, but liked to think about it. I always thought it would be the melting of water and a processor that would solve the colling issues and the medium of getting rid of copper. Water still has the complications of cooling, but I thought it could be more efficient than copper and air. Wrong element. Light is it baby. Bank on that. Life on the chip is getting small. Things are to close. Don't think I'm right. Read this. And thats from the guys who know.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Light to shrink computer clusters

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I tried to install this Slate widget and found I had to modify all kinds of shit on my blog so I said the hell with it. But you can feel free to try it...

Thinkins about some history...

Alright there are some interesting points in todays 1800 DC became the nations capital. Thats cool. I mean I like DC and all, but i wouldn't live there. My wife and I were watching House Hunters one night and there was this couple trying to move from the beach in South Carolina to DC because they wanted to be near diversity. WTF? WHY? You were living on the beach in SC baby. You gave that up for the DC suburbs?

Today we got Edvard Munch. Who? The guy that painted this beaut. I love The Scream. Classic. It sucked when this painting was stolen a few years back. I think it was recovered. ANyway I am just shooting off at the keyboard here. This damn thing could still be missing and I wouldn't have a clue.

1899- the wooden golf tee was invented. Big whoop. You can tell I aint no golfer. And I will tell you why. I watched Tin Cup and got all inspired and shit. So I go to my local driving range grab a basket of balls and a 7 iron and start whacking the hell out of balls. Want to know what happened? I damn near threw my back out. That golf shit is for the birds. I will stick to flyfishing.

This is cool, in 1925 the first motel, the Motel Inn, opened in San Luis Obispo, CA. Just think if this didn't happen, where would we be? Would they have made Psycho? Was that a hotel? Its all so confusing....

Shwing shwing...get shopping people...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Fernando Guerrero Got Game.

I watched this kid train when he was 14 and knew he was special then. Dude missed the Olympics but a fight and I am glad he took his time coming up. It would have been a shame to see him flame out. Watch him cause this kid has thump in his punch. In short he will knock you the fuck out. Hell he was fun to watch train let alone fight. Right now, he is the best athlete from the Salisbury, MD area. Big ups on your pro debut Guerrero.

The Daily Times - - Salisbury, Md.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dimebag Darrell

Sadly a twisted fuck jumped on stage and killed one the best damn musicians of my generation, Dimebag Darrell. It happened on this day in 04. 3 years. Fells like a decade has past. Check out these goodies and keep Dimebag in your thoughts today....

here is some back in the day Dimebag, back when he was Diamond...

R.I.P. you badass...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pearl Harbor

You know the year, you know the time, you know what happened. 2400 snuffed out, 1200 wounded, five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. The biggest ass whuppin this country ever had. A moment of silence for those that endured and a lasting memory of those events lest we forget...

Below are some articles I wanted to point out cause they have some unique looks at the event and some good accounts from the memories of those who were there...Enjoy and remember. | 12/07/2007 | Pearl Harbor: A witness's account

How the army on Hawaii remembers it... | 12/07/2007 | Pearl Harbor: A witness's account

Inland Pearl Harbor survivors to recount harrowing day | San Bernardino County | | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern Californ

More good accounts from those that were there...

Inland Pearl Harbor survivors to recount harrowing day | San Bernardino County | | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California

Pearl Harbor remembered |

Good 1st person account here...

Pearl Harbor remembered |

Pearl Harbor vet tells Mesquite students about that infamous day | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas-Fort Worth News | Dallas Morn

Read the interview part here...

Pearl Harbor vet tells Mesquite students about that infamous day | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas-Fort Worth News | Dallas Morning News

Never so few veterans as now to remember Pearl Harbor day --

Never so few veterans as now to remember Pearl Harbor day --

Thursday, December 6, 2007

History, revisitied.

So unlike yesterday when a bunch of cool stuff happened, today leaves us with Winona Ryder sentenced to 36 months of probation and 480 hours of community service stemming from her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue. She was also ordered to pay $10,000 in fines and restitution. And I don't really consider that history cause its about Winona and it was 2002.

But if you want some old school history, in 1884 the Army Corp of Engineers finished work on the Washington Monument. Its pretty cool. I still want to see the obelisk the Hatshepsut built at the Temple of Karnak. Now I aint knockin the Washington Monument, its just a different kind of monument. Those twin beauties that Hatshepsut put up were a real puzzle to figure out. There is still a great debate as to how the Egyptians of yesteryear actually stood the obelisks up with such precision and accuracy. Yes I could talk about obelisks all day and you would get really bored and glaze over like a holiday ham.

ON another historical note, what the hell was Nixon thinking? In 1968 Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders. Now I know everyone loves the king, but do you really want him as a diplomat? Maybe some form of a public relations official, could you see Elvis doing a presser for Nixon? Uh huh.

peace out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Detroit first-grader takes six bullets to save mom | - Houston Chronicle

Detroit people are of a hearty type, hell they are downright tough. But this little 7 year old girl is fucking hard core. Selfless. Courageous. No one can say she doesn't love her mama. This TIllie character is gonna get his in jail. Say what you will about the justice system, but it does have a way of working out sometimes. Most cons in the clink dont care to much about dudes like this.

Detroit first-grader takes six bullets to save mom | - Houston Chronicle

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

When did people get so damn frantic about the screensaver?

Seriously? There are way better things to freak out over at work other than what the screensaver on your computer looks like. I shit you not I watched a woman have a breakdown today over changing her fall screensaver to the new Christmas theme she found on Wouldn't you know it now her computer is running all slow and the corporate norton anitvirus is attacking her computer saying her shit is invaded and infected, so she really is freaking out now. Look at this shit. Are people really that on edge about the freakin holidays? SUre we aint got shit, but we got each other right? I'm pretty freaked out at the situation in this country and how bleak our future looks. hell I just brought a daughter in the world and I worry about what her future holds. SOmetimes I think I aint doin enough right for her and her generation. Then I see this coworker having a Bart Scott / Mike Tyson moment with the computer and I wonder if I did enought to pull people like thats weight too. WTF? So its been a few hours since this all went down and she aint happy with her free mojimby and wants to uninstall it and find something else. Cause there needs to be something to freak out over. Right?

Rare ancient wooden throne found in Herculaneum - Yahoo! News

Rare ancient wooden throne found in Herculaneum - Yahoo! News Pretty cool. 2 minute read, max.

Map that named America is a puzzle for researchers.

Map that named America is a puzzle for researchers. Since there aint much going on is history today other than Washington say peace out bitches to his army, I decided to post up some articles I have been reading. The link above will take you to an interesting article about a map going on display at the LOC permanently here shortly. Even though the map was made in 1507, it leaves some serious questions hanging out there. Check out the article. I bet this sucker shows up in National Treasure III.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Jeff Masters Weather Blog, you gotta love this guy...

Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

Jeff Masters has a kickin weather blog. I read it all the time. He has a wrap up on the hurricane season over there that is worth reading. Go check it out if you got the time. I was ponderin the season this year and I was glad we got some tropical storms but no hurricanes here. I mean I was pretty well prepared, but I admit I let some shit slide. Life gets busy. Still it was disturbing to see how fast the storms formed this year. Felix and Humberto were flip shit crazy to watch go from toddler storms to freakin 340lb defensive ends dominating the line of scrimmage in like 54 hours. Makes you take notice. Well lets get on with winter. I want to see some snow!

I know I slacked in those waning months of the season, but I am looking for big storms here. I try to stay away from the normal weather updating. Thats what the internet is for. Plus unless its going to cause some emergency, I aint trying to cause a panic here. Sweet. Alright see you bunnies here next hurricane season.

Discovery News : Fast Star found....

Discovery News: Pretty Fast Star Found.

You might get a kick out of this tid bit. That star is moving some 3 million mph. Funny cause it looks like 2 glowing dots to me. Now if it was passing through a planet or exploding into dust, give me call...

History at a half step...

On this day we welcome, Illinois to the union as the 21st state in 1818. Big ups for getting on board with the program. Also big ups for that Rose Bowl bid you got last night. USC aint no push over. I like the D the fightin I got tho- could be a good en of a game....

Andrew Jackson was elected president on this day in 1828. Why is that important? Cause you will never see a person like him as president again. If you don't know what I mean, just read this, "Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767, he received sporadic education. But in his late teens he read law for about two years, and he became an outstanding young lawyer in Tennessee. Fiercely jealous of his honor, he engaged in brawls, and in a duel killed a man who cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel." Straight up gangsta style. Yeah sure he killed a bunch of Indians and Republicans like to hate on him for founding the modern Dem party, but fuck with his girl and he would shoot your ass dead. Word Mr. Jackson, you are for real...

And for all you theater types out there in 1947, the Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater. And things got pretty steamy in American pop culture soon after that....

And last but not least, they lowered the pitchers mound from 15 to 10 inches on this day in 1969. Now that every batter hitting .260 has had a run at the homerun record, can we get that mound back up to 15 inches please? If batters are going to run up there on roids, why not give the pitchers an advantage also? Think of how good Josh Beckett could be then...

Alright I am rollin out and getting some work done. Check back for news clips....