Saturday, June 30, 2007

Saturday

What is the first thing you do after you wait in line for hours to buy your $600 iPhone?

-I was watching a show on TV where they were making a Checker cab into a street rod for a casino. They put a polished aluminum 540 cid hemi in it. Man, that is the coolest engine you will ever see. So I was curious how much one of them would set you back. I guess I won't put one in my truck after all.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

wed

Here is a big ass aircraft carrier made of legos. sheez.

-Nice to see that it is not just the courts in the US that are TOTALLY STUPID at times.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday

This is really cool. A guy made a binary adding machine with marbles and wood. Amazing and cool. Stove: you will like this one.

Make sure to check out the rest of his stuff I don't have time tonight to look through it, but I saw he also made an organ out of wood. wow.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday

Went to Menards today to get a bunch of little junk and some more wood for cabinets and stuff. I love that place.
-Mitt. Buddy. Spend a little more time screening your aides, dude.

-HERE is an interesting guitar.

Well the paint on the cabinets should be dry now. Off to the basement.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday

I've got Friday and Monday off. whoot!

-Keith O' does a pretty good job of shoving it up Bill O's ass. Good for you.

-HERE is a video of M$ surface technology. AKA the big ass table. TAKE THAT APPLE!

Tomorrow: paint bench for sanders and take / post pictures to prove I have really been doing something.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

stuff

I think a LOT of businesses could take a less on from these guys. If you are a CEO and your company does not meet its goals, then you have not done your job and do not deserve a "bonus". Good for them.

-Looks like Google is set to come to Iowa. Sweet.

-Here is one big ass blender. Those guys at will it blend could use one of these. "will a lawnboy blend? Let's find out"

-I am finishing up a cabinet to hold the my belt/disk sander and also the new spindle sander I got for my birthday. Hope to get it painted tonight and put the top on tomorrow. Pictures soon. I know you can't wait.

-This really takes the cake. They stole Herman Munster's identity. Those bastards!

-Your mailbox is not as cool as his.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to me.

Yup. 44 today. I feel really old. Just because I spent about 14 hours yesterday building and hanging cabinets in the shop and my back is all out of wack. Birthday today, Father's day tomorrow. Mary is taking me shopping in a bit :-) I am thinking that I may get a spindle sander. Dunno yet.
Here are some dumb ass criminals that stole SRV's stuff out of a storage garage. But that makes me wonder why Jimmy had that stuff in a garage?
Anyhow, I just came across this video. Stevie and Jimmy playing one double neck. I have seen pictures of it, but did not know there was video. Pretty cool.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday (blarg)

I guess if you want to dismember a corpse here in Iowa, you need to get it done by the end of the month. Just a heads up.

This has to be the most painful interview ever. If you watch it, stay with it to the end.


My boss "Bef" told me about this clip at work. I found it and it really is funny. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fox news sucks

Yea, I know Fox news sucks for a lot of obvious reasons, but here is something that I thought about as I was watching Mark Fuhrman on there.
Whenever Fox news needs a cop's opinion, they call out Mark Fuhrman. Now I know he has done some good police work. But I can not believe he is the only cop in the country that could answer those same questions. Perhaps they could find a cop who was not quoted as saying :

First thing, anything out of a nigger's mouth for the first five or six sentences is a fucking lie. That is just right out. There has got to be a reason why he is going to tell you the truth... You choke him out until he tells you the truth. You know it is kind of funny. But a lot of policemen will get a kick out of it.

Now I have NO respect for Al Sharpton, but of all the stupid crap that he fights, this is one time he would be right. Can't Fox find some cop that is not a racist asshole? But Al lets it go because he too is one of their experts. Whenever they need a loud mouth reactionary black guy they call on him. He gets face time. His stock goes up.

Yea, Al Sharpton. He is the only black guy in America that can speak to current issues? I stole the following from Leo's blog:

1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent -- the crime never occurred -- but Sharpton taunts him: "If we're lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you did it." Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.

1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin's funeral he rails against the "diamond merchants" -- code for Jews -- with "the blood of innocent babies" on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, "No justice, no peace." A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting "Kill the Jews!" and stabbed to death.

1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business." Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms." Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match. "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.

This is the best guy you can find to play the part of the black expert?

And where does Ann Coulter fit into this? Now they call that ugly ass goat woman in on everything. This is the woman that said: I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm - so, kind of at an impasse,

Now I really don't react to much, but when I heard that I could not believe anyone could be that stupid. Even her. But, like Al Sharpton, it only increased her stock and they call on her now all the time. It used to be they called her in when they needed some extreme conservative loudmouth, but Bill O'Reilly was not able to be there. Now they call her on everything. Like when they were giving non-stop Paris Hilton coverage (and pretending that there was not a war going on and kids are dying every day) they called in goat woman. WTF? Isn't that kind of redundant? Crap on crap?

Need a military guy? Call Ollie North out. Now I know Ollie a soldiers soldier. A patriot. I think was following orders and doing what he thought was good for the country. That is what soldiers do. But in the end as he was taking the congressional bullit to protect the president he lied to congress and was found guilty of some other shit that I don't remember.
Point is... is there an ex soldier somewhere in this country that they could get who has not lied to congress? Guess not.

I feel bad for lumping Ollie in with those other pieces of crap but I guess he chose to be there. He is a good man, and besides he probably still has a lot of guns and knows how to use them.

So I guess that is what you get when you grab a bunch of loud ass media whores and call them experts. It is called Fox News.

Sunday

Back to work tomorrow. Had a great weekend and got a lot done, but I am not ready to go. My birthday is Sat, and so as a present to myself I took the next 2 weeks off after that. I was going to build the deck during that time. Only problem is that I did not get the time off I wanted. The first week is posted, and I only got Friday off. I don't know about the next week yet, but that really does not help me and it does not make me happy. If I get the next week off I think I will give it back. That sucks.
I ran some copper out to the garage and now I have compressed air there. I bought some 3-way switches and was going to put a switch up in the garage and one in the basement so you could turn it off and on from eiter, but I got sidetracked buying phones today.
Tim had his phone stolen (again) but the good news is our contract was about up so we went in and got new phones. It took 1 hour 25 min to do. *gawd* I got a razr and I think I like it although the buttons are kind of flat and small. I think I will get used to it.
I took down the 2 cabinets I made last weekend and put french cletes on the back of them and the wall. Man, that is SO much better for hanging cabinets since I seem to move them around and I am always doing it by myself. I have had really bad back pains from putting up a cabinet 2 weeks ago. It is way too big and I made it from some really heavy MDF shelf stuff that Menard's had marked down really cheap. The thing must weigh 80 lbs. Trying to hold it up in and put screws in is not an easy thing to do even with a temp ledge board under it.
Ok then..

Thursday, June 07, 2007

more Thrusday

Well THIS is cool. A huge wheel to lift boats up. Daing.
-Here is Bob Barker's mic on eBay (at 10K right now)
-Google Maps Street views captured a really unique car :-) And what is THIS guy doing anyway?

Thursday

Leo posted this link. This really pissed me off. Some professor doing a documentary on the Chicago black folks that took over our neighborhood and forced us to move. It examines "How much (is Iowa City) willing to change so that everyone can fit in?" Sorry, but you moved here because we give you a place to live, food, an education. You came here because the crime rate is so much lower then in Chicago. At least for now. You walked around my neighborhood with your pants around your ass yelling like everybody in the world gives a shit about what you think. And now she is going to tell us that we need to change to meed their needs?
Just go fuck yourself. I bet that she and her professor friends do not live in a neighborhood what was over run with angry black kids standing around in the street and writing "FUKE YO" in the wet cement of your sidewalk. I would have to pay an obsene amount of money for the kids to ride the school bus the 2 plus miles to school but we let the Chicago kids ride for free to eat free food in the morning that mom already got food stamps for. I was going to pay the fees for the bus even though my taxes in Iowa City already leave my ass hurting, but I looked at the gangs waiting to get on the bus and realized the only ones that can afford to ride the bus are the ones that don't pay for it. So I drive my kids each day.
If they want to feel like they fit in then they can pull their damn pants up, quit yelling, and just generally start acting like decent human beings.
I never used to feel this way. Iowa City did this to me and it pisses me off.
My boss worked at the food bank for her church. Most of the people were nice, but one guy came in with ten min left and was extremely mad because they did not have any more vegetarian entres. WTF? I did not even know they offered that. And if you are that picky, then you need to turn around and leave. "YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO OFFER VEGETARIAN FOODS". Here is an idea. STFU and go dig in the garbage and see if you can find a nice spinich lasagna you piece of shit.
Okay, I am done now.

-in other news, Paris is out of jail, but she has to stay in her multi million dollar home. OMG. In an totally unrelated story, the LA county announced a 25 million dollar renovation of the police station. Okay, that would never really happen. They would never announce it.

Monday, June 04, 2007

day off

FARK-May 25, 2007 - A downstate Illinois man spent two nights in jail after riding his lawnmower while drinking.

Robert Wendt rode his lawnmower to a convenience store to get gas and a six pack of beer. On his way home, Caseyville police stopped him. They say he was driving on the wrong side of the road and appeared to be intoxicated.

Because he had a prior conviction for driving under the influence, Wendt went to jail. When he was released, he got a ticket for not mowing his lawn.

I think they were trying to make a statement. :-)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sunday

Had to work today. Tomorrow off. Whoot.

-Fark had this. Bears waving at people to feed them. Almost kind of creepy.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Waay cool.


I heard a buzzing overhead today and looked up to see a P51-D Mustang flying over. I grabbed the camera and went to the airport to see if I might catch it. He landed and chatted for a while with some folks. Then he grabbed his American flag and (I presume) his wife and jumped in the plane and took off. My new hero.