what in the..?!??!?!!
i can’t believe this!!! my buddy, eric, just emailed the gang to let us know that our past has made it on youtube after he converted it from vhs to dvd to youtube…
the following video was created waaaaaaayyyyyyy WAY WAAAAYYY back when i was just about graduated from george mason university (circa 1994 or 1995). eric, was in a film class at gmu and needed to create a video (music video?). anywho, a bunch of the fellas hung out often at his townhouse on a regular basis, and he recruited us to help him make this video.
eric is filming… ian, rob, and paul do the acting… and i guess i make a cameo…
ian and i wrote and sang the “ATM” song ON THE SPOT… and i can’t believe how dorky i look — my wife even said so!
***gotcha*** but WHAT THE HECK???!?!?
I saw this Craigslist listing this morning…
Um… i knew racism was still around.. but i didn’t think it was still this bad! [ht: kevin]
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TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — There’s nothing better than a sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot summer’s day, right?
But what if you had to pay six grand for it?
A marine products dealer in Japan plunked down a record $6,125 (¥650,000) Friday for a black Densuke watermelon — grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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Not that I’m endorsing any presidential candidate, but I read this and thought it was interesting.
.. A small fishing town in Japan has taken an extraordinary interest in the 2008 United Statesâ€™ presidential election because of the townâ€™s accidental namesake. Obama, Japan has developed a groundswell of support for the Illinois senator, hoping a victory for Barack would mean a tourist influx. Supporters in Obama â€” which means â€œsmall shoreâ€ in Japanese â€” throw parties to watch primary election results, display posters with the candidateâ€™s smiling mug and plan on creating a special batch of a local sweets favorite bearing his likeness. The townâ€™s mayor sent Obama a letter last year along with a pair of chopsticks and noted that the Democratic candidateâ€™s birthday of August 4 also happens to coincide with â€œChopsticks Dayâ€ for the city.
How many people are going to vote purely on some sort of “feel-good” reason like “I like his name” or “She likes this so I’ll vote for her” or “He believes this so I’ll side with him?”
i haven’t told very many people this, but the other day i dreamt that the New York Giants were gonna win the SuperBowl.
i don’t usually remember my dreams.Â once in a long while will i recall that i had a dream, but no details.
this one, however, i distinctly recall the Giants winning.Â no score, no other details… just a flash of eli manning and michael strahan and that’s it.
i’m not thinkin’ i’m prophetic or anything… FAR from it.Â but i do think it’s kind of cool/weird that i dreamt that the Giants beat the Patriots.Â Â that’s what i was hopin’ for anyway — the lesser of two “evils”.
congrats to the Giants on a very well played and entertaining game.
and thanks to Eric for comin’ over to watch the game so i wouldn’t feel like a loser — we both didn’t get invites to any superbowl parties this year. (sniff-sniff)
on a separate note…
how many people do you think will now try to “bend the bullet” and or try “big wheel racing”?
World of Warcraft Skills Save Boy From Moose… Hans JÃ¸rgen Olsen and his sister were walking in the woods near their house when they were confronted by the antlered beast, who was a bit miffed at the invasion of his turf, so it attacked them. Olsen reacted quickly, with the sort of reflexes that only come after spending days in Azeroth.
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Have you heard of Aubrey de Grey? Heâ€™s a Cambridge educated scientist who has been espousing – with a straight face – that there are human beings currently alive who will be able to live to 1,000 and beyond. You read that right. He is seriously suggesting that we begin to treat death as a disease and that we try to cure it.
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I can see this as a legitimate problem… email addiction.Â Here are the recovery steps for this growing problem:Â
If you woke up tomorrow morning and found yourself on the moon, what would you do? NASA has just released a list of 181 good ideas.
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Thanks, Brian, for putting my brain through this exercise! My first thought? See how high I can jump! My second thought? I dunno why this popped into my head, but I said “build a castle with a moat!”
i love it when the weather forecast calls for the possibility of snow precipitation — maybe up to an inch of snow in some areas — and then the weather does not comply.
we got a little over two inches of snow for pretty much all of our area!
i know that two inches of accumulation is nothing compared to some other parts of the country getting slammed with feet upon feet of snow, but it cracks me up that the meteorologists rarely get it right.
Holy Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! Who’s up fpr a roadtrip?
Grand Canyon West, a destination owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe at the Grand Canyons western rim, announces March 28, 2007 as the official public opening date of The Skywalk. The Skywalk will be the first-ever cantilever shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyons floor and extend 70 feet from the canyons rim.
Access to The Skywalk will run from dawn to dusk and will cost $25 per person in addition to the cost of a Grand Canyon West entrance package. One hundred and twenty people will be allowed on the bridge at a time. Admittance is first come, first serve for walk up visitors; however, reservations can be made. Guests will enter and exit the walkway via temporary buildings while the adjacent visitors center is being completed. Grand Canyon West plans to issue numbered shoe covers in order to avoid scratches and slipping – to each visitor that enters the open-air walkway.
Prior to the public opening in March, Grand Canyon West will host a First Walk event for media and VIPs. The name of the first public figure to step on The Skywalk will be announced closer to the opening.
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Sky watchers, be alert for auroras.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth today at approximately 1400 UT, and the impact may cause strong geomagnetic storms. Stay tuned for updates.
The CME was hurled toward Earth on Dec. 13th by an X3-class
explosion from sunspot 930:
An X3-flare on Dec. 13th. Image
NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of more X-flares today.
Sunspot 930 has an unstable “delta-class” magnetic field that could erupt at any moment.
Solar flare heads toward Earth
December 14, 2006 9:13 AM PDT
A solar flare from sunspot 930 has sent a giant coronal mass ejection directly toward Earth. The X-Class flare is classified as one of the larger outbursts from the sun and it could cause strong geomagnetic storms.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an advisory reporting a geomagnetic storm in progress that has produced strong radiation blackouts. Strong to severe geomagnetic storming is expected through Friday. The advisory warns of potential disruptions over the next four days. The astronauts on the space shuttle will be safe from the sun’s cloud of gas, NOAA said.
I saw this at Vic’s site (whose site is currently undergoing a face-lift)…
… the neck comes off and stows in the back of the guitar’s body. It seems like a pretty clever and ingenious way to make the guitar a bit more portable. Still, the questions about the quality and playability of the Stewart Guitar Company’s “Stow-Away Guitar” have yet to be answered.
Has anyone attempted to become better acquainted with this guitar? Please share your experience with it!
I received a PowerPoint recently about the “2005 Stella Awards” where there are some ridiculous lawsuits where the jurors have sided with the MORON.
Snopes.com had done the research and dismissed the suits described in the Stella Awards email that’s been circulating for the past several years, however, there are still people that think they can get away with suing over something… well… dumb!
Though the cases described in the e-mail (PPT) are fake, real lawsuits of equal silliness can be found in abundance. An equally impressive list could easily have been compiled by anyone with access to a news database and a few moments to spare. For instance:
In March 1995, a San Diego man unsuccessfully attempted to sue the city and Jack Murphy Stadium for $5.4 million over something than can only be described as a wee problem: Robert Glaser claimed the stadium’s unisex bathroom policy at a Billy Joel and Elton John concert caused him embarrassment and emotional distress thanks to the sight of a woman using a urinal in front of him. He subsequently tried “six or seven” other bathrooms in the stadium only to find women in all of them. He asserted he “had to hold it in for four hours” because he was too embarrassed to share the public bathrooms with women.
A San Carlos, California, man sued the Escondido Public Library for $1.5 million. His dog, a 50-pound Labrador mix, was attacked November 2000 by the library’s 12-pound feline mascot, L.C., (also known as Library Cat). The case was heard in January 2004, with the jury finding for the defendant. In a further case which was resolved in July 2004, the plaintiff in the previous suit was ordered to pay the city $29,362.50, which amounted to 75% of its legal fees associated with that case.
In 1994, a student at the University of Idaho unsuccessfully sued that institution over his fall from a third-floor dorm window. He’d been mooning other students when the window gave way. It was contended the University failed to provide a safe environment for students or to properly warn them of the dangers inherent to upper-story windows.
In 1993, McDonald’s was unsuccessfully sued over a car accident in New Jersey. While driving, a man who had placed a milkshake between his legs, leaned over to reach into his bag of food and squeezed the milkshake container in the process. When the lid popped off and spilled half the drink in his lap, this driver became distracted and ran into another man’s car. That man in turn tried to sue McDonald’s for causing the accident, saying the restaurant should have cautioned the man who had hit him against eating while driving.
Although the cases cited above were all eventually dismissed, they still managed to work their way at least partway through our court system. When we hear such stories, it’s hard not to be rabidly in favor of tort reform these kinds of cases make it appear that the idiots have taken over the asylum and only the rapid institution of some rules is going to bring things back into a semblance of sanity.
I saw this on a couple of differnt people’s blog sites today… it’s kinda silly in an endearing kind of way. I was really curious to know what was said and where this came from because the clip so random…
Bryon Mondok posted this a couple of days ago. He’s right… other people’s phobias can be quite entertaining. But only when their phobia is not our phobia. We all know that it’s not nice to make light of real fears that people have… but some reactions are amusing — like this one!
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I’m afraid of being outside and alone in unfamiliar places when it’s dark — but only sometimes. I know it’s irrational, but when I find myself in that circumstance, I get really tense, my stomach gets queasy, and I get the heebie-jeebies! It’s all I can do to breathe normally and try to stay relaxed.