Archives: Todd

Ten Years Of Punditry And Mayhem

August 17, 2016 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ten Years Of Punditry And Mayhem | Filed in: Arizona, blogging, Jon, Kevin, politcs, Politics, steve, Todd.

Jon, Todd, Steve and myself started Exurban League ten years ago today. What a long, strange trip it’s been. I live in Florida now, and this blog is pretty much shut down. Todd and Steve don’t blog (never really did, to be honest), I’m writing over on my gun blog and a bunch of other • Read More »

Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time

September 26, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time | Filed in: Arizona, blogging, Current Events, Doug, Jon, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, steve, Todd.

Four guys were hanging around a coffee shop on a Saturday morning in 2006, solving all the world’s problems in just a few hours. We’d known each other from college, and all of us shared a passion for technology, Christ, our families, and our country. Oh, and Salma Hayek. Her too. We decided to start • Read More »

A Birthday and an Anniversary

January 8, 2009 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Todd.

Happy birthday Grace, my sweet pea.  Seven years goes by much too fast and I am beginning to get glimpses of the young lady you are becoming.  You are such a joy. And a happy 14th as well to my beautiful bride.  What a wonderful ride it has been, I can’t imagine spending it with • 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 »

Presidential Debate Live Blog

October 16, 2008 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Kevin, Politics, steve, Todd.

Will John McCain become the first Presidential candidate to spontaneously combust live on network TV? Will Obama demonstrate his tax plan by redistributing the wealth of the studio audience in front of their very eyes? And will this debate be interesting, informative and exciting (unlike the others) ? All this, and more, on the next • Read More »

If Monkeys Could Ride …

October 14, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Todd.

Our friend Brad over at Infinite Monkeys is preparing to ride a bicycle 400 miles from Mesa, Arizona to Camp Pendleton in California October 22-26.  Why, you ask, would a sane monkey do this?   The Ride for Semper Fi is a charity bike ride to benefit the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund. If you are • Read More »

Salt Part Deux

January 24, 2008 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Todd.

When ExJon tried to further restrict our junior high school level vocabulary on this blog for the week, I had to take a stand.  Since that time, I’ve received a flood of email* supporting my bravery and even managed to gain the support of a very large, very well known company. Today, as a sign • Read More »

Salt for the Wound

January 22, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Sports, Todd.

I know Jon’s been depressed this week, but I couldn’t resist replying to his PSA. If you packing want to pack about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was Wisconsin, and what my frostbitten childhood was like, and how my packers were occupied and all before they had me, • Read More »

A Tale of Two Musicals

December 19, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Movies, Music, Todd.

My beautiful wife and I were lucky to have seen a few movies in the theater this past year sans child (thanks grandma and grandpa). Strangely enough, two of the movies we’ve seen have been musicals.  The later was Across the Universe, set in the 60’s and featuring various songs by The Beatles.  Its got • Read More »

I didn’t know …

December 18, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on I didn’t know … | Filed in: Humor, Todd.

Recently, while driving home following an ExUrbLeague confab, I saw this bumper sticker on a truck. First of all, did I miss the memo?  D&D is cool?  When did this happen? Second, I must be über-cool, I was playing D&D back in the early eighties.  Heck, I’m so cool, I’m cööl. Of course, this got • Read More »


October 24, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Todd.

I have to disagree with Kevin’s recent bemoaning of the state of downtown Tempe and Mill Avenue.  Can we just get over it?  Downtown Tempe today is not the downtown Tempe of yesteryear, nor should it be. (Oh, and Kevin, the reference certainly should have been to one of the finest albums of the early • Read More »

The Count Down is On

October 24, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Count Down is On | Filed in: Technology, Todd.

First, he has some high-falutin’ remote control, and now Exurban Kevin is getting his own Apple store.   I guess Gilbert has finally arrived.

Re: Friday Music Blogging: The Frames

October 22, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Music, Todd.

Jon, I’m shocked at your bitterness!  Why, as a sign of solidarity, my bride and I also skipped the Phoenix Frames show in 2005 (we had planned on going together).   Now, I don’t want to say I love my wife more than you love yours, but, rather than splurging on an extravagant meal, I chose • Read More »

Go Rockies!

October 22, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Go Rockies! | Filed in: Sports, Todd.

Can’t wait to hear Hugh Hewitt eat crow Monday after his woeful Indians choked again and the BoSox clinched the ALCS in commanding fashion. Regardless, I’m rooting for the real team of destiny, the Colorado Rockies (and not just because they trumped our dear DBacks).  The Rockies are on a streak for the ages.  While • Read More »

The Exile is Over

September 18, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Exile is Over | Filed in: Arizona, MSM and New Media, Todd.

The long wait is over, the drought has ended.  Hugh Hewitt is back on air live from 3pm to 6pm on KKNT.  Imagine my  surprise when I embarked on my drive home tonight around 5pm, turned on the radio, and heard … was that Hugh’s voice?  Certainly it’s too early for the rest of the • Read More »

An oasis in the desert … at last?

August 10, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on An oasis in the desert … at last? | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Music, Todd.

I’ve been waiting for a site like this for some time, and looks like we might finally be in for a treat.  Silverplatter looks like it aims to provide Valley residents a place to keep up with the local music scene and its various happenings.  Seems geared toward the alternative set at the moment, we’ll • Read More »

Tops in the NL West

August 1, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Tops in the NL West | Filed in: Sports, Todd.

OK, July was a tough month for sports.  But it’s August 1st, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have won 9 of their last 10, and find themselves this morning atop the National League West.  Kudos to their management for staying pat at the end of the trade deadline and sticking with their young lineup.  Fasten your • Read More »

80’s Redux

July 31, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on 80’s Redux | Filed in: Music, Todd.

With the recent flurry of music posts referencing Joy Division, couldn’t help but add one of my new favs – The Rakes. They share a similar art-punk aesthetic with fellow Londoner’s Bloc Party (who’s sophomore album “A Weekend in the City” is one of my favorites this year).  Here’s the video for a track from • Read More »

The Canadians are Coming! The Canadians are Coming!

February 7, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Canadians are Coming! The Canadians are Coming! | Filed in: Humor, Privacy, Todd.

/. reports that a Canadian company (apparantly based in Calgary) is busy attempting to shoot pictures of every house in America.  They’re busy photographing homes in Tucson and raising privacy concerns.  In this month alone, they are planning to start photographing houses in 170 cities. If I read the Arizona Daily Star correctly, they’ve already • Read More »

December Music Roundup

January 20, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on December Music Roundup | Filed in: Music, Todd.

Well, its been too long since my latest eMusic roundup, so here we go. There are a couple of CDs in the list that were Christmas gifts as well. Johann Johannsson – IBM 1401 a User’s Manual test This album (released on the venerable 4AD label) by Icelandic composer Johann Johannson is nothing short of • Read More »

Holiday Music

December 12, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Holiday Music | Filed in: Music, Todd.

It’s hard to believe that anyone would ever want to re-issue Christmas with the Chipmunks, but sadly, it has been done.  What’s the world come to? As for me, I like my Christmas music Vince Guaraldi style – “Christmas Time Is Here” always puts me in the mood.  A holiday classic. I was thinking of • 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.

“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 »

Enough Already (and other thoughts on the 2006 campain)

November 6, 2006 | By admindude | 5 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Politics, Todd.

My family and I went out of town this weekend to spend some time in Arizona’s Rim country.  We come home tonight, and one of the first orders of business is to check our voice mail.  Imagine my surprise when there are twelve new messages!  I begin going through the messages, and it immediately becomes clear that they will likely all be last ditch effort political ad recordings (ok, in the midst of this electioneering, there was actually one real message).

Now, I’ll be the first to say that either the Arizona legislature just isn’t doing its job, or Arizona …

Todd’s October eMusic Roundup

November 1, 2006 | By admindude | 8 Comments | Filed in: Music, Todd.

I’ve been an eMusic customer for nearly two years, and I’m always amazed at the quality and variety of music available for a very reasonable price.  I can download up to 40 DRM-free MP3s a month for the low price of just $9.99.  The catalog leans toward smaller, independent labels, but I’m often able to • Read More »