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The Key to Losing Weight (and Keeping It Off)

December 31, 2008 | By admindude | 24 Comments | Filed in: HEALTH, Jon.

For the first time in a decade, losing weight will NOT be one of my New Year’s resolutions. The reason? After years of piling on the padding (and a few failed weight-loss attempts) I’ve lost 60 lbs. over the past four months. I’ve only blogged about diet once and did so hesitantly. But that two-year-old • Read More »

The last, best hope for the G.O.P ?

December 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

In 2000, the GOP had Karl Rove. In 2004, it was Frank Luntz. In 2008, Obama turned the tables on the Republicans and produced his own infomercial. Fear not, GOP. Your future is waiting for you. Billy Mays is a Republican. With Billy Mays behind you, who can be against you?

My first-ever New Years Predictions Post

December 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

And more than likely, my last. So here goes… Steve Jobs, citing health reasons, will step down as Apple’s CEO. Phil Schiller will take over. Steve Ballmer, having run out of chairs to throw, will step down as Microsoft’s CEO. There will be no successor to the xBox 360, but Apple will come out with • Read More »

I warned you

December 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on I warned you | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Music, Politics.

Me, November 4th. Ok, so we just re-elected Carter. How bad were the late 70’s, anyways? They gave us the Sex Pistols, Blondie, and The Talking Heads. And Star Wars. And Apocalypse Now. And the Ayatollah Khomeni. And long, long gas lines. And runaway inflation. And disco. Dear Lord, can this country stand four more • Read More »

The sadly obligatory “Barack the Magic Negro” post

December 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on The sadly obligatory “Barack the Magic Negro” post | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

My response? It’s stupid. The song and the controversy both. Geraghty says it best: The social acceptance of a possible RNC chairman to distribute songs that use the term “white negro” is where conservatives want to draw their line in the sand? This is our hill to die on? Or can we conclude that some • Read More »

Actually, it really is an honor just to be nominated

December 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Actually, it really is an honor just to be nominated | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Exurbanleague is a finalist in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Best Small Blog (Authority between 101 and 200) Chatting at the Sky A Blog for All ExurbanleaguePirate’s Cove Nice Deb Mutiny.in The Glittering Eye Woman Honor Thyself Rumproast Black Women, Blow The Trumpet Thanks to our reader(s) who made this possible, and we look forward to competing • Read More »

What a long, strange Tripp it’s been.

December 30, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

The Atlantic might want to cinch up the straps on Andrew Sullivan’s straitjacket: The teenage daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has given birth to a son months after the announcement of her pregnancy became one of the first dark clouds (but we’re not editorializing! — Ed.) to swirl over the Alaska • Read More »

Spam,spam,spam,spam, wonderful spam!

December 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Politics.

One enticing thing about an Obama administration is the chance that musubi will be more available to we haole here on the mainland. And what’s our Presidents and their awful backswings, anyways?

The Best ‘Best of 2008’ Lists of 2008 List!

December 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Humor, Jon.

The oldest trick in journalism is padding late December issues with plenty of “Best of the Year” lists. But which of these lists were the crème de la crème this time ’round? Continuing our beloved annual tradition, Exurban League presents… THE BEST ‘BEST OF 2008’ LISTS OF 2008 LIST! 10. Roger Ebert’s 20 Best Films • Read More »

Closing the circle

December 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

There are grumblings within the right-wing blogosphere about Obama’s decision to be inaugurated using the same Bible Lincoln used. Me? I’m cool with it. In fact, I think it’s kinda neat. True, no other President has used that Bible since Lincoln used it. But then again, no other President ever benefited so directly and personally • Read More »

My journey to the dark side is complete

December 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on My journey to the dark side is complete | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Law.

I spent $10 of my Christmas money and joined the NRA tonight. I saved $25 and got the $10 associate membership (w/o magazine) for two reasons: I get enough magazines as it is, and I don’t like the writing style and/or paranoid tendencies of most gun-related periodicals. And I bought an ambi safety for my • Read More »

A Reminder – The Arizona blogger meet-up/shoot-em-up is January 4th

December 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on A Reminder – The Arizona blogger meet-up/shoot-em-up is January 4th | Filed in: Arizona, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club, 1pm, Pistol Bay 3. Check in and pay ($5) at the main range first. Bring eye protection and ear protection. (This is a MUST). If you don’t have a firearm, don’t worry, just bring your own ammo (I have a 9mm and a couple of .22’s I can loan out). Hope • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Looney Tunes

December 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Looney Tunes | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

The movies lost a lot of their glamour when then became just a movie, instead of a movie, a newsreel, a short and a cartoon. Miss you, Chuck.

A Legacy of Failure, Part the Third

December 27, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Entertainment, Kevin.

The Butterfly Effect is a branch of chaos theory that deals with a small change in the initial state of a system wreaking widespread change far beyond the initial action. It’s also a bad Ashton Kutchner movie but we don’t have time to deal with that now. According to the theory, a butterfly flapping it’s • Read More »

Happy Boxing Day!

December 26, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Kevin.

If this were a civilized country, you’d get today off with pay. But until that day comes, happy one-less-paid-vacation-day to all of you.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Suomi.

To all of our readers, fond wishes for a very Merry Christmas (in Finnish, no less) from Exurban League and The Coming Finnish Hegemony! (Now get off your computer and visit with your friends and family, for crying out loud.)

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Merry Christmas | Filed in: Kevin, Religion.

“Isn’t there anyone here who knows what Christmas is all about!!!?” definitely needs an interrobang. Merry Christmas to all our visitors, and may this Christmas be the best Christmas, EVER!

Upon further review, the ruling stands

December 24, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

In response to some criticism that Exurbanleague is  too snarky and sarcastic, I have conducted an internal review of all our posts and come to the conclusion that we are neither snarky nor sarcastic. Also, we are not mocking, sardonic, cynical, acerbic, mordant, derisive, satirical or caustic. This should put this matter to rest, and • Read More »

My Best Of 2008 – Mates of State

December 23, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Music, Todd.

Well, it’s almost time to put another year in the ‘ol deep freeze (as Al McCoy would say).  That means it’s time to take a look back on the year in music.  It’s been awhile since I blogged about any music (it’s been a very busy year at work), but better late than never I • Read More »

Dear President Bush

December 23, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dear President Bush | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, Law, Politics.

Please pardon Harold Fish. When even Dateline is unsure that he should have been convicted, I’d say you’re on pretty solid ground with this one.

I got yer back, Dr. Ziaus

December 23, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

One of the foundational principles of the Church of Bush Derangement is the Dubya is/ and always shall be a “miserable failure”. He’s done nothing good ever, from not conceding the election to Saint Al in 2000 to showing off at Ground Zero after 9/11 to “Mission Accomplished” to the surge to not having the • Read More »