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Make me an instrument.

April 30, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Music, Religion.

Last night I ran across this way cool instrumental featuring a hammered dulcimer, bodhrán and drumsticks (no drums, just a bunch of sticks!) by the late Christian artist Rich Mullins and his Ragamuffin Band: Following a church retreat over the weekend, I read up on Mullins’ unique legacy. Early in life he took a vow • Read More »

What a beautiful world it will be,

April 28, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What a beautiful world it will be, | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media.

What a glorious time to be free. – Donald Fagen, IGY (iTunes Link) Behold, the future that never was. The preview of Disney’s “TomorrowLand” is especially good. Wow. 1986 is soooooo far away…

Better living through chemistry.

April 27, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Better living through chemistry. | Filed in: Culture, Jon, Music.

Looks like those ravers are raiding Mum’s medicine cabinet again! From Sky News: An animal deworming tablet is being touted as the new drug of choice by clubbers. A leading medical expert has told Sky News it can cause heart and brain problems or lead to fits. Benzyl piperazine was taken by an 18-year-old woman • Read More »

The Life Aquatic.

April 26, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: HEALTH, Jon.

Since the 90+ degree days have arrived here in the Valley of the Sun, it will soon be time to spend more time in the family pool. But instead of just lounging about on a raft, how about making that water time work for you? An old friend and one of ExLg’s most loyal ExLg • Read More »

Re: “Showtime”

April 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Re: “Showtime” | Filed in: Food, Kevin.

Great. It’s 10:30 at night, and Jon’s got me jonesing for Fogo E Braso now. Mmmmn, tri-tip…

‘Showtime’ is alive and well… [Updated]

April 25, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on ‘Showtime’ is alive and well… [Updated] | Filed in: Jon, Sports.

…too bad for the Lakers that “Showtime” left L.A. for Phoenix a couple years ago. Last night’s game showed the Suns being the Suns. Loose, laughing and quicker than a bunny on meth. They made the Lakers look like the Washington Generals. And, for the second game in a row, Leandro Barbosa sunk 26 points. • Read More »

Ask a Marketing Genius!

April 24, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Humor, Jon.

Exurban League is proud to present a new feature to assist the business community. The Marketing Genius is an unemploy is a marketing consultant who will transform your business within a few pithy paragraphs. Enjoy! Q: I own one of those Water and Ice stores. As you can see from the photo, I’ve had to • Read More »

Virtual offsets

April 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Virtual offsets | Filed in: Environment, Kevin.

Want to go Green but don’t wan’t to have your lifestyle interrupted? Well, you’re in good company. Still, she has no plans to reduce the family’s significant carbon footprint by, say, selling the Manhattan second home. “I’m not a perfect person,” she said. “I’m not the greenest woman in America.” And there was scant indication • Read More »

Hello? Is this thing on?

April 21, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hello? Is this thing on? | Filed in: Jon.

All apologies for my absence of late. I have little excuse outside of not being in a bloggy mood. As some of you already know, I was recently notified that my division at Honeywell was being eliminated so that a suspiciously similar division could be created in India. I noticed that the HON stock shot • Read More »

Give ’em hell, Harry

April 20, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media.

While he will always be Derek Smalls to me, Harry Shearer’s one of the sharpest tacks in all the entertainment biz. And here’s one of the reasons why (warning: extra-salty language): “Cho’s pathetic outpourings deserved to be put back where they came from–in a small room, with FBI guys sentenced to read/see and parse them • Read More »

No Moore, please

April 20, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on No Moore, please | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics.

You’d figure with Michael Moore’s fetish for Canadians, Canadians (and especially liberal Canadians) would welcome him with open arms. And you’d be wrong.“What you take away from a Michael Moore film is no more and no less than what you came in with. If you’re ‘conservative,’ you’ll be offended and insulted. If you’re a ‘liberal,’ • Read More »

Down to none

April 19, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media.

It’s a depressing thing to have to wake up every morning and hear more and more of the horrific killings at Virginia Tech. It’s downright disgusting to know that NBC would gladly splash the killer’s manifesto all over their website and news broadcasts, all for a few lousy advertising dollars. “‘Thanks to you I die • Read More »

The Sheep among the Goats

April 15, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Sheep among the Goats | Filed in: Kevin, Music, Religion.

I can’t stand most 70’s era singer-songwriters. James Taylor, Dan Folgerberg, Harry Chapin, you name them, I hate ’em. They all come off as pretentious twits with no real passion beyond watered-down musical sleeping pills. But then there’s Keith Green. At first glance, he’s just another singer-songwriter, but his tremendous passion for Christ and love • Read More »

“Who am I ? What am I doing here?”

April 9, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on “Who am I ? What am I doing here?” | Filed in: Kevin, Military, MSM and New Media.

In the early 90’s when he was Ross Perot’s Vice-Presidential candidate, Admiral Jim Stockdale was a punchline for a lot of Saturday Night Live skits, and I, like many others, laughed at his apparent buffoonery. But he wasn’t a buffoon. Anything but… “Stockdale…deliberately inflicted a near-mortal wound to his person in order to convince his • Read More »

That was then,

April 5, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on That was then, | Filed in: Kevin, Military, MSM and New Media.

A British tar is a soaring soul As free as a mountain bird His energetic fist should be ready to resistA dictatorial word His nose should pant and his lip should curl His cheeks should flame and his brow should furl His bosom should heave and his heart should glow And his fist be ever • Read More »

“Roger, Hamhock One, you are cleared for landing on One-Six Right.”

April 2, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on “Roger, Hamhock One, you are cleared for landing on One-Six Right.” | Filed in: Business, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music.

Pigs are flying now: One of the major record labels is now selling digital music without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Some thoughts: 1. This is groundbreaking, as big of a shift as the iTunes Store was. The other three labels will be looking at this very, very closely.2. With whole albums without DRM and at • Read More »

After all,

April 1, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on After all, | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

…the internet is just a bunch of connected tubes, right? Google’s new TiSP.