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Brother, what a band

March 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Brother, what a band | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

My take: Vocals – Chrissie Hynde Lead guitar – SRV Rhythm guitar / Vocals – Joe Strummer Bass, percussion, whatever – Mike Mills Drums – I agree with Jon: Stewart Copeland (Although I’d look long and hard at Pick Withers, too) Keyboards – Ray Manzerak (The Hammond Organ is proof that God loves us and • Read More »

Create Your Ideal Band

March 31, 2008 | By admindude | 9 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Jon, Music.

A Web acquaintance asked me to name my ideal band, with the following rules: You cannot choose more than one member from any band. Each band member need not be alive. At most, your band must have two guitarists, one bassist, one drummer, one lead singer. Also, one additional instrument can be added if desired • Read More »

Live-blogging Earth Hour

March 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Live-blogging Earth Hour | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Kevin.

In order to improve my chances of getting into eco-heaven, I thought I’d give “Earth Hour” a chance and turn off both the inside AND outside lights in my house last night. My results are as follows: 8:00 pm – Shut off all the lights and unplug all the appliances with blinking LED lights (because • Read More »

Opening Day

March 31, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Sports.

The one day in every baseball season when the White Sox aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Your tax (and tutition) dollars at work

March 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Your tax (and tutition) dollars at work | Filed in: Education, Humor, Kevin.

A recent exhaustive study done by Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the National Institutes of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism proves, once and for all… …that men are clueless when it comes to interpreting sexual intent from females. The results of their studies on the humidity • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Red Dawn

March 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Red Dawn | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Some fresh red meat. Who didn’t yell out “Wolverines!” after a water-gun fight or similar back then? Ah, the Cold War. When all we had to worry about was nuclear cataclysm.

Wii are the change we’re looking for.

March 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Wii are the change we’re looking for. | Filed in: Jon, Military, Technology.

Wonderful Wii, is there anything you can’t do? IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 27 (UPI) — Two U.S. Department of Energy scientists in Idaho say they have adapted technology from Nintendo’s Wii remote to control a mine-clearing robot. David Bruemmer and Douglas Few said they adapted the video game controller, which utilizes wireless technology that detects • Read More »

‘Virtuosity.’

March 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on ‘Virtuosity.’ | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

At Intellectual Conservative, George Shadroui pens a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the turbulent Willian F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal debates of the 60s. The Susskind debate must have been a rollicking good show for those who like intellectual clashes. Kaplan quoted the TV critic Jack Iams of the New York Herald Tribune, who called the • Read More »

Canadian Joke of the Day, 3/28.

March 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Canadian Joke of the Day, 3/28. | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Jon.

Q: How does a Canadian stop bacon from curling in the frying pan? A: He takes away their brooms.

Friday Music Blogging: Fennesz.

March 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Fennesz. | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Christian Fennesz is an Austrian guitarist and electronic artist heavily influenced by “glitch” scene. One of about 349,283 subgenres of electronica, glitch is characterized by the unstructured scratches and burps of stray electrons and sketchy wiring. The melody is always there but the fragmented noises always threaten to drive it into the ditch. No one-trick • Read More »

Re: Canadian Jokes

March 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Re: Canadian Jokes | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Sports.

Should I tell Jon that instead of Cancun or Zanzibar, I’m spending my vacation amongst well-trained, heavily-armed gun nuts shooting sports enthusiasts? Nah, I’ll let him find out that for himself…

Now there’s a visual I didn’t need.

March 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Now there’s a visual I didn’t need. | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

“Hillary’s gonna quit when monkeys fly out of my butt.”    — Clinton strategist Paul Begala on CNN

There she is…

March 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on There she is… | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Big news on the Puerto Rican Democratic primary: A spokesman for Hillary Clinton says the Democratic presidential hopeful will pose a question to a contestant in the Miss World Puerto Rico pageant via a prerecorded video. Spokesman Angel Urena says Clinton was invited to participate by pageant organizers and had a lot of fun recording • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 3/27.

March 27, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Quotes, Technology.

“Apple operates with a level of secrecy that makes Thomas Pynchon look like Paris Hilton.”   — Leander Kahney writing about Apple in Wired magazine. That’s just good writing, right there. Read the whole article to find out how Apple thrives by doing everything “wrong.”

Like father, like daughter.

March 26, 2008 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Family, Jon, Politics.

There’s nothing more tedious than a blogger bragging about his kids. But this is different, because my kids are WAY cuter than anyone else’s. More evidence at the missus’ blog. Why do you have a piggy back? “For running for president. Presidents always have money.” What’s with the magic wand? “So I can pound on • Read More »

I blame Axe Body Spray.

March 26, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Jon.

Or maybe there’s just something wrong with Tampa’s water supply: TAMPA, Fla. — In the past two weeks, three female teachers have been arrested in the Tampa, Fla., area, accused of having sex with male students. First came the arrest of a middle school math teacher, Stephanie Ragusa, 28. She was charged with having sex • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 3/26.

March 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 3/26. | Filed in: Jon, Military, Politics, Quotes.

“I detest war. It might not be the worst thing to befall human beings, but it is wretched beyond all description.”   — Sen. John McCain, 3/26/2008. Despite the juvenile “war-mongering” meme of the Democrats, no one hates war more than the soldier.

The gaffe that keeps on giving.

March 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on The gaffe that keeps on giving. | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

“Because sometimes it’s easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America.” Michelle Obama strikes again. Gateway Pundit has the video. You can fire an advisor. You can distance yourself from a supporter. But when a spouse is the one doing the damage, • Read More »

Canadian Joke of the Day, 3/26.

March 26, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Jon.

In honor of ExKev’s vacation, we present today’s Canadian joke (well, actually three)! Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?A: The sign said “walk” Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?A: To get to the middle. Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?A: He saw an American do it.

Is Bill the New ‘Gillooly’?

March 25, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Is Bill the New ‘Gillooly’? | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Has Jake Tapper found the Metaphor of the Week? Democratic Party Official: Clinton Pursuing ‘The Tonya Harding Option’ l just spoke with a Democratic Party official, who asked for anonymity so as to speak candidly, who said we in the media are all missing the point of this Democratic fight. The delegate math is difficult • Read More »

Grrrl Scouts?

March 25, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Family, Jon.

As the parent of young girls, this makes me nervous: The cookies will stay, but the green skirts are history. The Girl Scouts, seeking to reverse declining troop numbers, is shaking up its image. On Tuesday, the organization planned to announce the appointment of its first chief marketing officer, a former senior partner and executive • Read More »

PWN3D.

March 25, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on PWN3D. | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Pirate’s Cove has listed the accurate and remarkably consistent “Eight Stages of Liberal/Progressive Discussion When They Are Busted.” Here are the first three: 1. Ignore the story – pretend it is not happening, or deflect like crazy. 2. Find some sort of moral equivalence or a story from 30 years ago saying a Conservative did • Read More »