Why do they think we are morons?

6 12 2008

I hate these commercials for the struggling US car manufactures. These “Red Tag Saving” events where they say “…the price on the tag is what you pay, not a penny more!”. WOW, really?!?! Hasn’t that always been the case? Have you ever walked into a dealership and the price was $16,000 and they said, “Well it’s actually $20,000…”?

They try to play it off like that is the easiest way for you to shop. They say it’s a “no-haggle” shopping experiance. Whenever I looked for a car, that was the fun part! Talking them down and seeing how much you could get knocked off. Not that it was actually knocking off money, because they had marked it up so muc already. That’s a topic for another day.

There you go… I just wanted to vent. So for the almost excessive use of “air-quotes”. I guess they aren’t air quotes if I’m typing them, uh?


Fancesca Battistelli – My Paper Heart

22 07 2008

You guys know I like to talk about cool new music so here is one of my most anticipated albums of the year! Ok, ok, ok… I’m a little bias! I know Franny, I used to play for her when we both lived in Florida. We’d set up shop and play at the same spot, in front of the old Barnies Coffee joint, every Friday night. She’d pop open the guitar case, throw a couple bucks in to make it looked like we were already tipped, and we’d play all night. Franny on guitar/vocals and me on percussion… now she has a new album, she’s the #1 New Christian Artist on iTunes, she has her own ring tone on the verizon network for crying out loud! I’m excited about the album, and it’s not just be me. Enough of my touting, check out what her label has to say…

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15 07 2008

Cheesy Jackpot!So today I arrived at work. The first thing I usually do is put my lunch in the fridge. So I head up to the 2nd floor kitchen… I pass the exec’s offices, wave to the dorky Star Trek IT guy, peer over the “talker’s” cube to see if I can avoid them while they are distracted by the computer screen, and and make a right into the kitchen.

The first thing that came to mind… JACKPOT!!! Right there before my eyes were 10 EASY-MAC containers with a huge sign, that looked like it was written by a blind person. “PLEASE HELP YOURSELF” it said… and I wondered if everyone would think any less of me if I really did help myself to all 10. But I thought better of myself, they aren’t very good for you. All that processed cheese crap gunking up my pipes… uuchhkk!

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Pardon me, do you have 97 seconds to spare?

12 07 2008

What can you do in 97 seconds? Well here are a few things to pass the time…

  • Pretend you’re a robot – Walk down the street with mechanical movements, adding ‘zzzzzt’ sounds with each motion. Pretending to have a motor or something. Try not to do the “Robot” dance, but we all know you will!
  • Learn blow spit bubbles – An interesting little talentless talent I picked up in the 6th grade. Gleeking was all the rage, but I couldn’t do it to save my life. So my friend Ed Winikie taught me how to blow a spit bubble! I’ve been grossing out my wife ever since I started dating her… thanks Ed!
  • Nuke a Hot Pocket – One of life’s guilty pleasures! Quick, easy, delicious, a million flavors! They’re Ramen Noodles for adults, everyone eats them but most of us don’t want to admit it.

Ok, I’m guessing you all won’t do these things with your 97 seconds… well, my sister-in-law Beth will, she’s hella cool like that! But let me give you something you can do with 97 seconds.

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Anberlin Desktop

9 07 2008

I’ve been noticing a lot of hits from people looking at my posts about Anberlin so I figured I’d throw those people a bone. Here is a desktop I made a few months ago for there latest album

800×600 | 1024×768 | 1152×720 | 1440×900

Choose a screen resolution and you’ll be taken to a large version of the desktop. Simply “right-click” and “save as desktop”, or for those Mac users, like yours truly, drag the picture to your desktop and set it as your desktop. Easy peasy!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask…

PS – Don’t forget to check out Stephen Christian’s blog. For those of you who don’t know, he’s the lead singer of Anberlin. He has a ton of great stuff to say and makes you think! You can get to it through my “Blogs I Follow” links…

The Cosby’s kitchen door…

7 07 2008

Does anyone remember the Cosby Show? I used to love that show! Even now, when I’m flipping around late at night I’ll catch it on tv and watch a few minutes. I remember I used to watch it with my grandfather every Thursday night, when my parents would go to choir practice. I remember being excited to watch it one Thursday night in the early 90’s, but instead finding myself glued to the news programs that ran all night when the Gulf War started.

All that to ask… does anyone remember an episode when someone in the family got smacked in the face by that blasted two-way kitchen door? Seriously, that’s it… that’s all I’m asking. I just can’t remember an episode where that happened! I would think if it were true to life that would take place at some point. At least it would happen to Kenny or that fat chubby friend that was always scared. What was his name and what is he up to now a days?

hmm, random thought…

Revenge is a dish best served… with newspaper!

5 07 2008

For you bosses out there, have you ever wonder what happens when you take vacation before the holiday and don’t call to give your employees off a few hours like all the other departments? Your office gets punked…

It was actually planned before the day before the holiday, but they still didn’t call!