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July 28, 2012

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Remembering Richard Wright, born this day in 1943 and died Sept. 15, 2008.




There were other versions I could have embedded, but I chose this one because it had the lyrics.

July 27, 2012

Bear Cam



Just Don't Slam It



Your Door Says You Are Universally Alluring






You are intriguing and charming.

People are naturally drawn to you, even if they don't know you.

You are calm and wise. You are a true leader.

You never feel isolated in a group. Somehow, you always belong.



I was going to post the CCR tune "Lookin' Out My Back Door" along with this quiz, but I already did a couple of years ago.

To be honest, I was undecided between choosing blue or white, but it would depend upon the color of the rest of the house.  If it had green trim, I don't think I'd choose a purple door, y'know?

July 26, 2012

Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones

Happy Birthday, Mick!

The Rolling Stones performing "Sympathy For The Devil", live at Zilker Park, Austin, Texas, 22nd October 2006.

July 23, 2012

The Pause That Refreshes

At StartSampling, one of my favorite websites, they have weekly trivia contests and one of this week's is Know the SampleSlogan?

Try your luck at this contest. We've provided a slogan below. Can you guess the product?


Slogan -"The Pause that Refreshes"

I knew it without having to do a search. From the Wiki entry Coca-Cola slogans, "the pause that refreshes" was first used in 1929.  It's interesting how these slogans enter the zeitgeist and stick around long after they've quit being used for adverts. I still hear "Where's the beef?", the ubiquitous Wendy's commercial from 1984 being used as a punchline for jokes and replies to people griping about something inconsequential.



I remember other Coca-Cola slogans from my youth: "It's the real thing." (1969) and "I'd like to buy the world a Coke", the basis for the song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing". (1971)



Another classic slogan for Coke was "Things go better with Coke". (1963)  I remember that one being used in TV ad campaigns and also because there was a joke that went through the rounds during that time when I was in grade school:

"What did dinosaurs used to eat?"

"I dunno, leaves and plants, I guess."

"Nope. Things. Know what dinosaurs used to drink?"

"What?"

"Coke. Know why?"

"Why?"

" 'Cause things go better with Coke."

A few years before they passed away, I went along with my folks on a trip to Lubbock, taking my mom to her eye doctor. We had stopped and had breakfast and I had consumed several cups of coffee along with the meal. About halfway to Lubbock, my back teeth were floating, if you catch my drift.

I suffered in silence for quite a few miles, knowing my dad didn't like to stop for anything during road trips, but I eventually had to speak up because it was starting to be very uncomfortable. We spied a truck stop and almost before Dad stopped, I was out of the car. I ran into the building and quickly found a bathroom.

Dad came into while I was standing at the urinal and went to a stall. (I must have inherited my "potty blush" from him ) From the sound of it, he needed to go nearly as badly as I did. I was washing my hands when Dad came out of the stall and started washing his own hands. We didn't speak, but suddenly Pop said:  "Y'know, Coca-Cola had it all wrong."

"How's that, Dad?" I asked.

"THIS is the pause that refreshes." he said with a grin on his face.

July 22, 2012

The Difference An "R" Makes

Too funny and a weird coincidence:  I was just checking my Facebook news feed and saw one of those hilarious greeting cards on a wall, but what they described on it happened to me just yesterday!

I was flipping through the channels and stopped on Batman Begins but it had already been on for thirty minutes or so and I wanted to watch the entire thing, so I didn't stay long. I watched long enough to see a scene with the young Jim Gordon and the actor looked familiar so I went to IMDb to see the cast of characters and found out the actor was Gary Oldman. To be honest, I wasn't all that familiar with him until his recent role as Sirius Black in several of the Harry Potter movies.  I had seen him in several of his earlier movies, such as JFK and Hannibal, but I guess he just didn't make that much of an impression on me or I didn't recognize him in the different roles.

I went to Google to view some of his photographs just to see how he's aged over the years and how he looked in other movie roles.  I quickly typed in his name, but made a typo.

Trust me, you don't really want to view the pics of "Gay Oldman". (well, maybe you DO, but I sure didn't.)

In Spite of All The Danger - The Quarrymen

The first recording by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison made on 14th July, 1958 at Percy Phillips' Studio, in Liverpool, along with the version of Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day". "In Spite Of All The Danger" was The Quarrymen's only original song at the time co-written by Paul McCartney and George Harrison with John Lennon singing lead, John "Duff" Lowe at the piano and Colin Hanton on the drums.

Stupidest List Of All Time

I subscribe to the Ranker page on Facebook.  Ranker also has a website and the premise of the site is to list a group of things or people and let the readers rank them in order.  They've recently had lists of The Best Web Series, The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time, The Worst U.S. Presidents and TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time. What's really cool is that the reader doesn't have to join the site in order to rank the list.

Sometimes the subject interests me, sometimes not, but when I saw the most recent list The Lamest Authors of All Time, I had to go see what others thought were "lame" authors. Immediately, I thought of several and it was satisfying to see them on the list, but there were others I felt didn't belong, such as John Grisham and Tom Clancy....then I got to #23 (at the current time) and was flabbergasted to see Robert Heinlein listed. He's only been ranked by four people so far, two with thumbs up and two with thumbs down, but seriously?  The dean of science fiction writers on a list of bad authors?

Now, I've always said our differences are what makes the world go 'round and that it's always bewildered me to see people get so upset if someone else doesn't like something they love, such as a musician or movie.  The first personal attack I ever received on the 'net was when I simply stated I didn't like pineapple. (I'm slightly allergic to some tropical fruits, such as it and kiwi)

Dan Brown, the author of The DaVinci Code was listed.  I didn't care for either of the two books of his I read, but I wouldn't categorize him as "lame".  He's had far too much success to be put into that category.  L Ron Hubbard is presently at the top of the list, and I wouldn't disagree there, even though I enjoyed Battlefield Earth.  I would put him on the list because of the inane Dianetics series and the faux religion he spawned.  Even though I consider myself a "small L" libertarian, I could understand Ayn Rand being on the list.  Her classic tome Atlas Shrugged has some great points but I can't agree completely with Objectivism. It's also been a while since I read it and I've been meaning to read it again, but I had a hard time keeping my interest in it the first time.

I could think of other authors I would have included, such as J. D. Salinger; Catcher in the Rye has to be one of the worst books I've ever suffered through.  I know it's considered a classic, but instead of being about "adolescent alienation" as others have described, it seems to me to be more about self-indulgence and selfishness. Some people have compared Catcher to Huckleberry Finn.  Good grief.

My purpose here wasn't to go over each author in turn, though, but to show my shock that such a great writer as Heinlein would be included in a list of this type.  You might not like sci fi, you might not like RAH because of his political views, you might not like him because of what some perceive to be his male chauvinism but I simply can't understand why he would on a list of worst authors. His books written for juveniles started me on my life-long love of reading and I still enjoy them.  I gave the Heinlein books I owned to my nephews and they credit them for starting their own love of reading.  (then I went out and bought new copies to replace the ones I had given away)

Sure, he wrote some books I didn't care for but that would also hold true for other favorite authors of mine, such as the aforementioned Clancy and Grisham.

Oh well, like I said, our differences are what make us unique.  The difference here is that I'm right and that list is wrong, wrong, wrong for including Heinlein. 

July 20, 2012

My Fantasy Was HUGE!

I published a post just now: Google Earth vs Bing Maps but it was so huge with screen shots (and my blathering on), it stretched out the page.  I don't show many posts because I'm picky about having the side bar match the length of all the posts and I often change the number of posts so they'll be close to even, fewer with longer posts, more when I have shorter ones.

It wasn't so much about comparing the two but more about a property I'd love to own and is my "fantasy", something I wish for.  Momma always told me you could wish your life away and I suppose that could be true, but it's harmless and cheap entertainment for me.

So, if you're interested, check it out.

July 16, 2012

Hanky Panky-Tommy James & the Shondells

Billboard Hot 100 #1 single July 16, 1966

The Nuclear Age Was Born

July 16, 1945 was the first detonation of a nuclear device, code named Trinity.



"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

July 12, 2012

Sporking Up A Conversation

I was at the Taco Bell drive through the other day; in the past I've got home to find something different than what I'd ordered or something left out.  To be fair, that hasn't happened a lot, but many times they had not given me napkins and an eating utensil, so now I always check before I drive off.

As I was opening the bag to look, I asked the girl at the window if she had put a spork in w/ the order. She looked offended and assured me they didn't spit in the food.  Laughing, I told her that was the name of the utensil and she looked at me like I was nuts.  Then she shook her head and shut the window.

Maybe from now on I need to check for more than a spork in my bag.


July 11, 2012

Marquee Tag

The marquee tag works in Blogger.....
Works for scrolls too!



Also works with images!

Of course, it depends upon the browser, but I was pleased to see it works w/ Firefox.

Not that I could ever think of a reason to use it, but I always thought it was cool that a line or two of code, some simple tags, could manipulate text and images.

When I first got a computer, I sussed out email, then I figured out how to navigate, then found out I could search for something, mainly those "movin' pictures", animated GIFs. I thought those things fascinating. (as you can tell, I'm easily amused) I'll never forget the day that made me want to learn how to create a page; my friend Garazon made a simple little Halloween page and had embedded some music. I thought that was the coolest thing and decided I needed to know how to do that stuff, too.

Well, it's been nearly ten years since that first computer and by now you'd probably think I should be able to create some sort of deluxe website, but like everything else in my life, I just wanted to know the basics. I've done that with all sorts of things, from auto mechanics to juggling to playing the harmonica. I can do those things and many more, none very well, but I CAN do them.

I guess I was and always will be satisfied to be a "jack of all trades, master of none." I can live with that.

Note: This was first posted in July '09.

EDIT: I've noticed several hits on this post from a post in the mozillaZine forum. I'm glad no one took me to task for using the marquee tag; as I said, I don't really see the need for it, unless one wanted to create a headline of sorts, but it would depend upon the user's browser whether it would work or not.

And, as I said, I'm easily amused and love to see the doggy run across the screen. Magic!

In Russia

The weight loses you!

I follow a pretty cool website in my reader,  English Russia.  They post a lot of photos of ordinary people plus those of abandoned buildings & missile complexes, rusting military equipment, polluted areas, etc.  (It doesn't do much to allay the conception that life in Russia is bleak) Some of my favorite posts are of pretty girls and aspiring models, cheer leading teams and the like...IOW, women.

There's a place for comments after each post and as is almost always the case, there are some trolls trying to stir up trouble, with some saying the girls look like prostitutes and the regular Russian readers replying that all American women are hookers (or fat or stupid).  It's like a cold war of words. 

I don't comment there anymore, not since a year or so ago when I used another Gmail account as my address; before the day was out, it got hacked and I immediately changed my password and deleted everything out of my contact list and all mails I had saved. (I was warned because I have an alert that will email me in case of any suspicious activity.) I think I've commented once since then, but left a fake addy and name, something like "putin_sux@drunkrussians.com"   (Hey, if the cold war is firing up again, I want to shoot a round at 'em) If this had happened when I first got online, I would never have visited the site again, but I think I have my computer locked down pretty well and I haven't had any trouble since then.

This post just hit my reader:  Good Job, Tatiana! and it has a series of photos of a young woman from childhood all the way to now as a young woman.  She was a chubby little thing as a girl, then looked pretty good for about a year or so, but now she's *almost* painfully thin. (JMHO)

I'm not going to post a photo from the site because just today I found a site that had nabbed some of my Cast Away photos and passed them off as their own and I don't want to be a hypocrite by doing the same thing. (and besides, I'm leery of asking permission since the hacking job) If he had only asked, I probably would have given him permission to use them as long as he had credited this blog as the source.  I left a scathing reply and if he doesn't take them down or give me credit, I will contact his hosting service.  It's just the principle of the thing, y'know?

I bet he's got some Russian blood in him.
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If you're wondering about the title "In Russia...the weight loses you" it's a tribute to that great Russian comic Yakov Smirnoff and his "Russian Reversal" jokes.

July 10, 2012

SMOSH Visitors

The Feedjit widget hadn't been showing up for me over the last few days and I finally got it figured out. (after getting code for a new one!) I checked, and it showed up in my Opera browser, but not in Firefox.  I thought it might be the AdBlock Plus add-on, but disabling that didn't help;  then I checked my Do Not Track add-on - voila!  That was it!

I've never been overly concerned about the number of visitors, but it is interesting to see what brings them here.  I noticed several visitors from SMOSH, a cool looking site I just might have to subscribe to in my reader.  They were going to an old post from a few years back that brings in a few hits each week, The Short Bus. The hits were coming directly from this page - 20 Lesser Known Transformers - but none of the photos were mine.  The first photo on the page was of a "short bus", but no comments referenced or linked to this site. I finally checked the link under the bus photo and saw that it linked to here.  Strange.

One of the comments was wondering why "ambulance" was spelled backwards on the front of the vehicle.  The reason is so that people can read it in their rear-view mirror. 

Guess I don't belong on the short bus after all, huh?

Clam Eating Salt

I'm not sure if this is fascinating or repulsive.


July 9, 2012

Shallow Thoughts

From the spam folder


Jordan Mcleon JordanMcleonkf57@yahoo.com

If you can only read my mind, you'd know that you're all that's in it. I have been in love with you for so long. This eCard is for you because I love you. Get your eCard Here (link removed)

If I'm all that's in your mind then you don't have much goin' on up there, do ya?

Any Result Would Be Correct

In my case, anyway.

You Are Milk Chocolate


A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.

You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.

Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive


Google Earth vs Bing Maps

Actually, not so much of a review of the two, but sharing a fantasy of mine.

Since I installed it, I've absolutely loved my Google Earth program. I've "traveled" all over the world, looked at the houses of my best online friends, viewed my home town and the area where I grew up, toured national parks and thanks to websites devoted to them and the Street View feature, seen some odd and funny things others have stumbled across while using the application. (such as people using the bathroom, people passed out drunk, some staged scenes - when they knew in advance or saw the Google Street View vehicle coming - and a naked woman out on her front porch, one of several similar events)  There have also been some uproar over Google showing addresses and some lawsuits over privacy concerns. I believe some countries have forced Google to delete some of that information.

Since that time, Microsoft has come out with Bing Maps. (previously known as Microsoft Virtual Earth)  Unlike Google Earth, it's web-based and needs not be installed. (but there are plug-ins for the service, such as 3-D and some phone apps) It has some advantages over Google Earth, but also some disadvantages.

One of my favorite things to do with both is to look at real estate I've seen for sale online or in the back of magazines; my favorite for the latter is the classified real estate ads in Texas Monthly.  I've always dreamed about living in the country and they have some ads detailing fantastic properties for sale. Of course, I'd have to win the lottery or inherit millions of dollars to get the most desirable places, but hey, it's fun to dream!

After finding out the exact address of the real estate I'd like to own, I look for it with Google Earth or on Bing Maps.  Sometimes it's hard to find them, because all the properties I wish for are out in the country and don't have an exact street address, but I still manage to locate them.

Here's a place I'd love to own;  it's north of Dallas, not quite a section of land.  It has a good-sized spring-fed lake on the property, several other decent sized ponds and a few smaller ones.   There's a lot of timber and over a dozen fenced pastures, sectioned off to take advantage of the water required for livestock.  It has a big barn/workshop with office and kitchen as well as holding pens and working facilities (chute and scales) for cattle. There are also four "huge" homes, plus three cabins, all connected by paved roads.

Here's a screen shot of the place in Google Earth.  I couldn't get all of it, but that's about half of the property - the part with the main lake and homes.   I hope it's clear enough so that you can see why I have fallen in love with it.


Hard to tell from the above shot, but there's a lovely feature on the property, a peninsula jutting out into the lake right behind one of the large homes.  It has a gazebo right by the lake and a two-stall covered floating boat dock as well as two "slips" for jet skis.

Google Earth has some features that Bing does not, one of which is a "time slider" which allows you to view historical imagery.  The above shot was taken in April of this year, the following in 1995:



It stunned me when I went back to the earliest shot, not only how much better the satellite imagery has come in that short time, but that there was nothing there then!  Whoever built that place not only spent a lot of money on the houses, but probably spent nearly as much clearing the land and doing the dirt work required to build the dams to hold in the water for the lake.

Bing has done it better than Google in some things, though.  Here's a Google Earth over head shot of the owners home. (4br, 4b w/ pool)  This is where I would live! (because of the pool, the other houses are just as big...but no pool!)


Google lets you rotate the image and you can zoom down, but it doesn't enhance the detail.  Here's the Bing view of the house before zooming down.

This is where Bing does it better than Google. You can use the overhead view, but selecting the "Birds Eye" view feature, you can pick up much better detail.

As you rotate the image in Bing's Bird's Eye, it changes and shows different shots from satellite imagery taken at different times. As you can see above, it must have been winter because the grass is brown.(and a pickup in the driveway)

Here's one of the larger ponds south of the homes.  With the Google Earth ruler feature, I've estimated that it's an acre in size, probably a bit larger. 


That would be my own personal pond and I'd stock it with nothing else but bass (about 200 would be the max, I think) and plenty of minnows and other bait fish for them to eat. I'd build some "minnow motels" for them to spawn and reproduce as well as put in some gravel spawning beds for the bass...and then I'd pretty much leave it alone for a few years, let the bass get trophy sized. (I'd probably seine it now 'n then to get some of the smaller bass out, put them in one of the other small ponds.

Here's where the ruler feature in Google Earth can come in handy, measuring the dimensions:

As you can see, it's a decent sized pond.  The image looked a little different in an earlier satellite shot and I was concerned that the pond was drying up because it looked like the small pier/dock was getting "high and dry" but I realized that was just moss growing along the shoreline, a regular occurrence in clear water lakes and ponds.  When I stocked it with the bass, I'd put in a few triploid grass-eating carp to take care of that. (I've read a LOT about lake/pond stocking and maintenance)

I wouldn't run any cattle in that pasture, but I would build some "chicken tractors" (movable coops) and let the hens free range.  I'd move them every week or so, keeping them in the open areas during the winters, but move their coops under the shade of the trees during the hot Texas summers.  There's nothing better than FRESH eggs. (unless it's a freshly butchered chicken!)

I'd raise chickens (all kinds) and ducks and geese and guinea fowl, as well as peacocks (and pea hens, so the cocks would display their lovely tails when they're feeling amorous.  Hey, that's what I would do, too!)  I'd raise quail and pheasants and other game birds, not to eat but to watch. I'd buy a dozen cows and a bull and raise some delicious grass-fed beef, rotating them amongst the pastures when necessary.   I'd also have a few pigs - maybe just for pets and leftovers disposal -  and any other animals I wanted...dogs and cats  - lots of cats, but probably have to watch them around my chickens - and since I would be rich enough to have bought the property in the first place, I'd buy a matching set of swans for my lake. ("only" $2000 bucks in one of my poultry catalogs I get in the mail)

Sorry, got carried away with my gentleman farmer fantasy.  Back to the Google Earth vs. Bing Maps theme.

Bing doesn't have the fine rotation control as does Google Earth, so I couldn't compare it at the same angle, but the detail is much better.  This shows the difference in the pier from the other version.


My nephew would say that "looks bass-y".  Some might say it isn't deep enough to raise anything other than a few catfish, but Google Earth has elevation numbers (where Bing does not) and the pond is at least 10-12 feet deep in the middle. (using comparisons with new and historical imagery. Those are the TOPS of trees sticking out, particularly there in the lower middle part)

I could blather on and on about my fantasy, but I won't bore you with it any longer.

I noticed something odd when I was looking over the property the other day in Bing Maps. Here's the image of the area just south east of the property line:



Here's the historical image from a few years ago in Google Earth:



Just some pasture land and trees, as you can see.

At first I was dismayed, thinking that maybe the reason the people were selling such a beautiful property was because an adjacent landowner had sold his property for a sand and gravel pit. Who would want to live next door to one of those? There are several in the area, but they're quite a few miles away. Much the same thing had happened to a property I had looked at several years ago, but not as nice or large as this one.  No wonder they were wanting to sell their place!

Then Google Earth came out with updated images and I found out it wasn't an ugly gravel pit, but someone else was doing the same thing as with "my" property! 

It's not as large of a lake as the other, but I really like that island with the trees. Zooming down in Google Earth, it looks like it's going to be a huge mansion right by the side of the lake. (I wonder if they'll put a bridge over to the island? According to the Google Earth ruler, it's right at 55 feet at the narrowest part, a little too far to stretch w/out some supporting piles in the middle, but I'm no structural engineer, so what do I know?)  I'm sure the water is funky looking because of the lack of any vegetation in the lake as well as turbidity from being freshly filled. I'm looking forward to when Bing updates their imagery so I can see it when it's finished.   Google updates more frequently, seems like, but the detail won't be there like with Bing.

If you want to have a look-see at my property, go to these Bing Maps coordinates

Maybe whoever is building that will be my neighbor by the time that happens!  Off to buy my lottery ticket! (or, someone could give me the 4.5 million to buy the place.  If you don't want to give me the mucho dinero, then buy it and let me at least live in one of the little 1BR 1B cabins.  They look much nicer than the 1BR 1B hovel I'm living in now.  I'll feed the chickens for my rent, OK?)

July 8, 2012

Inheritance!

From the spam folder

Opeka, Stephen sopeka@vt.edu
   
to undisclosed recipients

Inheritance!

I wish to notify you that late Mr. Rolf Hoffmann made you the sum of($12,030,000.00) in his WILL. Reply to andrewlawfirm@ymail.com

I await your prompt response.

Yours in Service,
Andrew Tidbury Esq



I dunno about this, Mr. Tidbury. The Nigerians recently made me a much better offer and I don't have to split it with all those "undisclosed recipients".

July 5, 2012

Awkward Moments

"Bumped" from July '12 . I stumbled across it while searching for something else. Nearly got sick to my stomach again, too.



I saw this on a Facebook page earlier and it reminded me of a story I had been meaning to write and post in here.

It was my senior year of high school and the football coach had discovered that, even though I played guard on the line, I could throw and run the ball fairly well.  The offensive line was where I had played since starting my freshman year, though, because that's where the "larger" guys usually played. ("Larger" is relative because I never weighed more than 160 lbs. until my senior year when a growth spurt added a couple of inches and 10 lbs.)

I wasn't permanently moved from my position, but played both running back or quarterback when the starter got hurt or the coach decided he was ineffective or the game was out of reach.  I did fairly well, rushing for over a hundred yards in my first game as a running back and connecting on most of my passes through the season while playing quarterback, one for a touchdown.

I'll never forget that first game;  the coach told me at halftime he was going to substitute me for the starter.  We were playing Turpin, Oklahoma, the eventual state champions that year and were getting beaten rather handily. (We never did beat them while I played, but we did tie them my junior year 40-40, at the time one of the highest-scoring tie games in Texas h.s. football history)

As an offensive lineman and linebacker/safety, I wore larger shoulder pads and a helmet with a full face guard.  The pads were cumbersome but didn't bother me nearly as much when I played quarterback as did the face guard.  My lineman's mask had more bars on the lower part and one right in the middle, from top to bottom.  It never bothered me when I was playing on the line, but as a quarterback it would almost make my eyes cross when I looked down the field for open receivers.

As we took the field for the second half of my quarterback debut, I turned to a friend, an underclassman who rarely played and who had a running back's face guard, with fewer bars that blocked vision.  "Lemme use your helmet." I told him.  We swapped head gear and after getting the team trainer to adjust my helmet*, I took the field. 

*Our helmets were the type with glycerin-filled pads for cushion, as well as inflatable air cells.  If not adjusted for the shape of one's head, they would eventually give the wearer a horrible headache.  They were pumped up with a miniature version of the same sort of pump use to air up footballs.

I called the play in the huddle and walked to the line, looking over the defense as best as I could. (I was and still am extremely near-sighted) Just as I crouched behind center to call the signals and take the snap, I realized I didn't have my mouthpiece in. 

It was dangling from my face guard; when I first started playing, the mouth protectors didn't have the little strap molded on to attach to the helmet and we kept them in our socks when not in use.  It was a penalty for not wearing your mouthpiece and having the strap and the guard dangling from the face mask was a good reminder to wear it during a play.  When you got a new one, you put it in some boiling water for a short while, took it out, let it cool just for few seconds so it wouldn't burn, then stuck it in your mouth while still warm and pliable so it would form to your teeth and shape of your gums.

I stuck the guard in my mouth and it didn't take but a second to realize it wasn't mine.   When my teammate and I had swapped helmets, we hadn't switched the mouth pieces!  That wasn't so bad, but my friend also constantly dipped snuff and the thing tasted just like the Copenhagen he always had in his mouth. 

I don't remember much about the play, but I do remember holding back the vomit until the play was over and I could run over to the sidelines and swap out the mouth guards.  Thank goodness he hadn't stuck mine in his mouth and got the tobacco taste on it as well.

I'm glad this post is over; I felt like throwing up just writing it.

Oh, and I've done the pen thing, too.  It cured me of chewing on pens.

July 4, 2012

Fireworks

Much easier and cheaper than real fireworks, plus there's no chance of blowing off a finger.


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Belly Fat Blast!

Most of the time spam is annoying (especially the sheer volume of it) but other times it's funny, particularly so when there are several in a row that makes for a hilarious mental image. (or for a strange sentence)













That's almost a haiku, isn't it?

July 1, 2012

100 Riffs

(A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)

This is just about the best 12 minutes I've ever spent on YouTube. I was a little fuzzy on just a few at the first, then around the 60th riff it started losing me, but it's still a great video.