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Eres muy malo, Señor Daley

November 30, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Eres muy malo, Señor Daley | Filed in: Kevin, Politics, Religion.

You’d think that advertising a movie about the birth of Christ would be permissible, if not encouraged, at a Christmas festival. And you’d be wrong. Richard M. Daley, this one goes out to you. Thanks for helping make Christmas what it is today.

“How about tens and twenties?”

November 29, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Television.

A part of the joy of watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is gone now that we can watch it on DVD any time we want. But it still stands out as one of the few Christmas specials that dares to mention Christ. When Linus steps up and says “Lights, please.”, I start to cry. Every. • Read More »

The Return of Monday Night Mil-Blogging

November 28, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Return of Monday Night Mil-Blogging | Filed in: Kevin, Military.

– Why big countries can’t fight small wars well.– Chuck Rangel, another gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. Rebuttal, with actual numbers instead of warmed-over Vietnam-era mythology, here. And I’d hold off leading that American Legion parade, too, Chuck.– And while not technically military-related, these mashups of an ad for a 1st person • Read More »

Talk about an unreasonable bride!

November 27, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Talk about an unreasonable bride! | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Man runs up 8k tab in iTunes Store, fiancée dumps him I used to wonder how my husband-to-be had more than 700 music CDs and more than 300 movie DVDs and hundreds and hundreds of record albums until I discovered that he had $43,000 in credit-card debt. In looking at his last bill (for one • Read More »

Depressercize.

November 27, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Depressercize. | Filed in: Jon, Sports.

Lifehack.org links to a well-researched article proving that regular exercise reduces clinical depression. Blumenthal was lead author on a much-publicized study released five years ago that found that just ten months of regular, moderate exercise outperformed a leading antidepressant (Zoloft) in easing symptoms in young adults diagnosed with moderate to severe depression. And another study • Read More »

‘Tis the season

November 26, 2006 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Humor, Todd.

Crack reporting at the East Valley Tribune finds that Republicans are planning to spend more this Christmas season.  Choose your friends wisely.

I’m speechless

November 25, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I’m speechless | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

Honestly, I don’t know what to say about this. The theological implications alone are… staggering.

Liberté, egalité,

November 25, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

…stupid-itay. At least, that’s what these idiots seem to believe in. As the saying goes: “The dark cloud of fascism always seems to be threatening the U.S., yet somehow, it manages to land only on Europe.” H/T: Powerline.

What I’m listening to now.

November 24, 2006 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Several weeks ago, Todd offered Exurban League’s first music post. I also thought of chiming in on Fridays with a weekly music article, sure to set ears and registers ringing ‘cross the nation. Or to lead readers to mutter, “where does he find this %@$#?!” We’ll see if I can keep at it with any regularity.This • Read More »

Putting his money where his moose is

November 22, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Putting his money where his moose is | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

I’ve been a big fan of Marshall Wittmann for years. His Bull Moose Blog was a quiet voice of moderation in a raging sea of partisan storms throughout the 2006 election cycle. He’s been a big advocate of politicians who think outside the party lines for their support, and now he’s going on to be • Read More »

A deficit of surplus

November 21, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A deficit of surplus | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

I’ll admit that my financial skills are limited, that’s why I married someone with a degree in accounting.  But even I can’t figure out how you can blow through $30 million to win re-election in a race that was yours from the start. Well, maybe she can get a loan from John Kerry. I understand • Read More »

The Significance of 11/21.

November 21, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Significance of 11/21. | Filed in: Culture, Jon, MSM and New Media.

Continuing the Day of Vanity, I was curious what other great people were born on Nov. 21, 1966. Apparently just me and Troy Aikman.But others share our birthday (heretofore referred to as “Jon Gabriel Day”), although born in lesser years. From the world of politics, there are a slew of liberals including Sen. Robert Byrd • Read More »

The Significance of the Number 40.

November 21, 2006 | By admindude | 5 Comments | Filed in: Jon.

Biblically, the number 40 was often used to represent a period of testing or judgment. Noah’s rain fell 40 days and 40 nights. The Israelites wandered for 40 years. Jesus fasted 40 days. Ali Baba had 40 thieves. Billboard tracks the Top 40 songs. The world’s finest industrial spray lubricant is named WD-40. -40 is • Read More »

And you thought the Aztek was ugly.

November 20, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on And you thought the Aztek was ugly. | Filed in: Cars, Culture, design, Jon.

Chinese car manufacturer Geely doesn’t disappoint. I liked this design better the first time I saw it — as a prop in The Running Man. (Hat tip: Mickey)

We did get fooled again

November 16, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

John J. Miller is wrong; “We won’t get fooled again” isn’t the #1 conservative rock song of all time. Not when the GOP elects Trent Lott as Minority Whip. How this will counter charges of cronyism, ethical shortcomings and big-government conservatism is quite frankly beyond me. Fortunately, we have Tom Coburn to keep our hopes • Read More »

A culinary tour of San Francisco.

November 16, 2006 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Food, Humor, Jon, Travel.

I’ve left the comfort of exurban Phoenix for a two-day seminar in scenic San Francisco. If this blog is famous for anything, it’s our thorough travel reviews. Enjoy!After a smooth flight and rapid check-in to the centrally located Marriot San Francisco, my co-worker invited me to lunch at Hana Zen, a Japanese eatery recommended by the concierge. After sampling their • Read More »

My turn

November 16, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on My turn | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

It’s only funny ’cause it’s true… Explanation here and here.

Odd man out.

November 14, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Odd man out. | Filed in: Humor, Jon, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Sorry, John. They’re just not that into you.Original source here. Hat tip: K-Lo in The Corner

“re-animate the decemberists”

November 14, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on “re-animate the decemberists” | Filed in: Music, Todd.

Nearly two years ago, the Decemberists released the video for 16 Military Wives via BitTorrent, reportedly a first. Now, with the release of their major label debut The Crane Wife, they are asking fans to help them complete the first video from the new album for the track “O Valencia”.  The band shot the video • Read More »

Arizona Spinaltaps.

November 13, 2006 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Sports.

There have been several comments that the font on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ new jerseys looks too heavy metal. My question is, how can anything be “too heavy metal?” I’ve improved the look with a nod to Todd and Ronnie James Dio. Please also note that players will be wearing these with black leather pants. (Yes, • Read More »

Respect and Pride

November 12, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Military, MSM and New Media.

Local television news has rightly been blasted for it’s “If it bleeds, it ledes, and if it’s sex, it’s next” approach to news. And I’ve gone after them in the past for how they treat the local members of the US military and the war in Iraq in general. But not tonight. Tonight, I was • Read More »

They make ’em tough over here

November 11, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on They make ’em tough over here | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

Never mess with someone from the SAS. Even 70 year old former members can still lay you out.