Friday, December 28, 2007

Jesus uses GPS

Jesus found his way home with the aid of GPS. Read on.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Hope everyone had a great Christmas. We got up about 6:00 and started ripping stuff open. Then we spent the rest of the day playing with our new toys. The kids got some great new video games (Halo3, Guitar Hero3, Dance^2 Revolution, and Mario Galaxy) and we had fun with that. I got Tim a subscription to Xbox LIVE so he (we... I) can play on the internet against other people. After doing that for all of a day now I can honestly say that I suck at the first person shooters. Some of these kids are just crazy good. Mary liked the digital photo frame I made for her and she got me a 16ga. finish nailer that I wanted so we are all good. Then around dinner time her dad and Susie came over as well as her niece, her boyfriend and their son. It was nice to have a little kid in the house and we all enjoyed that big-ass ham that our neighbor gave us. So all in all it was a very happy day.

-Sometimes those safety regulations on cars seem kind of stupid. Here is a reminder of why they are important.

-And I will never forget those words my mom told me when I was a little boy. "Just because you CAN make a motorcycle out of 24 chainsaw motors, does not mean you SHOULD" She is ver wise. The guy in the video.... not so much.

I played Guitar Hero 3 just enough to realize I suck at it. It really has nothing to do with playing guitar, and I think it actually works against me that I do. This kid is amazing. I just wish he had put that much time into playing real guitar.

9 Year Old Beats Hardest Guitar Hero Level - Watch more free videos

Monday, December 24, 2007

Fugly car alert.

Found this on eBay today. WTF where they thinking?

Saturday, December 22, 2007


We had rain, then sleet, and now snow. Not too much on the ground so far.

It seems the Army has been using Mac's for some of their servers for a while. Now they are adding more to diversify the network and make it harder to hack into. I like this quote..
Outside security consultants say that diversity isn't enough, though -- while OS X may be difficult to break, hackers will simply learn to target the Army's Windows machines. "In the story of the three little pigs, did diversifying their defenses help? Not for the pig in the straw house,"

The dog was going crazy wanting out so Mary looked out the door and there was Ken and Jenny's Ferrit. We took him home.

This is one very lucky and stupid guy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


   Mary and I went shopping tonight.  She wants some jewelry and I wanted a watch.  Yea, a watch.  So I picked out a watch and she bought it.  Very nice Skagen watch with a steel band.  It is the first real watch I have ever owned and I am sure that when I open it up on Christmas I will love it.  We struck out on the jewelry thought so I think we will go on a bling run tomorrow.  Then we are (hopefully) done with shopping.
   -If you are a 57 year old guy appearing in court for the 14th time THIS YEAR and the 126th time since 1993... you may be one of those people who will just never get it.  

   -here are 10 fugly-ass attention whores.  Ewwww.

    and now I must sleep.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I have been sicker then a  dog the last 2 days.  Yesterday was my day off but today I had to suck it up and go in.  I am hoping that tomorrow will be better.  
  I was thinking that it would be cool to get some vintage cameras and have them on a shelf.  But then I remembered that I don't have any more shelves.  Perhaps some day I will get some built and get the stuff out of boxes that are still packed from the move a year ago.  If at that point I find I still have room, I would like to get 10 or 12 old cameras just to look at.  I just love the looks of them and it reminds me of the old cameras I used to look at when I was a kid and how amazed I was by them.  Goodwill's website always has them on there.  They generally go for about five bucks.  Perhaps some day.   I scored a Harmon Kardon Drive + Play there.  $20 shipped new in box.  Can't beat that.
  That is weird.  I was going to post a link to a couple of cameras on right now, but when I paste them, they show up outside the text window here.  I tried it 2x.  So go look yourself if you are curious.  This weeks selection is not as good as usual though.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


EDIT: I FIXED THE LINK TO "THIS guy is having a really bad day"
I had to work today. A girl I work with had her toilet go nuts overnight and it flooded her house. So that motivated me to fix 2 of ours that have been acting up from time to time. Stopped by Menards on the way home and got a couple of kits and took care of that.
When I was there I saw some wireless ear-muff style headphones. They were only $15 and I thought there had to be a good use for them, but could not think of it. At dinner it struck me that it would be cool to wear them in the shop and plug my iPod into the transmitter. I am sure they are not the best at cutting out sound, but it should make a big difference and be much better then nothing which I what I usually use because it is a pain in the butt to take them on and off. Yea, I am lazy. So we went to Menards and Mary bought them for me for Christmas. She seems to know just the right things to get me.
Anyhow.. a couple of quick videos.
THIS guy is having a really bad day.
I thought this was funny. This poor guy gets invaded by internet cliches.
-HERE is a list of the worst band names of '07. Some are pretty funny.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

how not to ..

How not to sell a coat on eBay. I was looking through eBay looking for a NY Rangers jacket for my son Tim. I found one and scored a great deal on it. But in the process I came across a listing with this picture. Now I believe that it is just common sense that when you sell a used clothing item on eBay, you should show it hanging on a hanger. People know they are buying a used item, but they don't want a visual of another person actually wearing it. But for God's sake if you are going to post a picture of your item being worn, DON'T put it on a creepy looking woman who looks like she is naked under the coat they want you to buy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

upgrade, ice, and stuff

   Spent the day chipping ice off of a 3 wide drive way and a 3 level deck.  Fun stuff.  
   Shot a few pictures of the ice on the trees.  Man I love that stuff.

Looks like KITT got a major upgrade.  

Here it is. The Porsche-a-mino. I have no words. Just none.

THIS is great. If you can afford a Veyron ($1,000,000+), you would think you could afford gas even when it is over $3/gallon.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


Here is a very cute video about a cat and a crow that are best friends.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


  here is a site that has thousands of tv theme shows for your listening pleasure.  At the bottom is a link you can click to play a name-that-tune type game.  Kind of fun.

Friday, December 07, 2007


THIS is cool.
THIS is not. OMG.
THIS is creepy.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


  Snow moving in today.  Looks like we may get a lot.  Such is life in Iowa.  
  Leo posted a picture of Amy Winehouse on his blog.  I added a couple of other photos that show the decay of a young woman strung out on success and meth.  Pretty sad.   You can see that weight loss, number of tattoos and loss of teeth all happen at a similar rate.  Hope she can get straightened out by the time the grammys roll around.  She is nominated for six of them.   That would be impressive if not for the fact that Kanye West is nominated for EIGHT of them, effectively eliminating any credibility that still associated with  that institution.  Hope that he sweeps them so that he does not have a hissy fit like he did when he was not picked at the MTV awards.

  -Seems Dodge has a hit on its hand.  6,600 folks put deposits down in the first couple days to secure their Challenger.  Pricing on the bad-boy R/T looks to be about $40K, so I guess there won't be one of them in my driveway soon.  

  -Looks like it is pretty easy to hook up your Rock Band PS3 drum kit into your Mac and use it to trigger Garage Band.   -LINK

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Here is an article that says that diet soda drinkers are likely to be fat, so diet soda must make you fat. DUH. Do you suppose people drink diet soda BECAUSE they are fat. They should probably go to an AA meeting so that they can determine that AA causes people to become alcoholics.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Thank you, Iowa City

This is the CRAP that happens in our old neighborhood and the reason we had to leave the house we planned on living in for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Iowa City and the City Council for introducing us to this wonderful diversity. -STORY-

Microsoft says that Vista is being pirated 1/2 as much as XP was. They say that they were able to achieve this by increasing the authentication on Vista. Or it could just be that Vista sucks ass and nobody wants it?

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Perhaps this is why Ferrari won't sell its supercars to just any dill-hole with a big wad of cash and NO FRIGGIN BRAINS. Nope. Those people buy Lambos.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Well it looks like bad taste was not limited to white folks in the 70's. Here is an amusing look into the past.


Thanks for the comments. She was 96. We went to the funeral in Keota today. It was nice. Some of my family is staying at the Singmaster home that is a bed n breakfast now. Wow. That is a LOT of quartersawn wood. It was really nice hanging out with them and should be able to do more of that tomorrow.
Storms on the way, so I am hoping that everyone can get back home on time and safely.