Sunday, November 25, 2007

Giving him the Business

Ron Cherry, a notoriously awful ACC football official made a hilarious call in Saturday's Maryland game when he explained the personal foul:

Apparently, this phrase was first used by another official a while back:

Monday, November 05, 2007


I was sitting in my kitchen watching t.v. on our 22-inch CRT tube. Then it occured to me: I always watch tv in my kitchen. Whenever we have company, we watch tv in our kitchen. So, we did something about it. We bought a new 26" LCD 720p HDTV and mounted it on our kitchen wall!!!

Man, is it beautiful. I lament watching shows in "low definition" now. I bought an antenna and pick up CBS, FOX and NBC all in HD now. AND, if I go to, I can watch any TV show in HD as well! I love watching even crappy shows if it means I can view it in high def. Football weekends are the best. I'm an addict, an HD junkie.

Monday, October 08, 2007


I was inspired by amillionmonkey's latest post on a robotic Gnarles Barkley cover of Crazy and searched out all of these youtube videos done with the theremin instrument:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Don't Tase Me, Bro!

Well, noone else posted this:

Shame on you, University of Florida and shame on you, John Kerry, for allowing these rent-a-cops with tasers to violate this student.

Friday, September 14, 2007

One More Time

Heard this cover on Sirius radio. Found it on youtube:

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Freestyle Food Order

A friend of mine sent this to me. Absolutely awesome!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

U.S. Maps

Thank you, Miss South Carolina, for making us proud!

Monday, August 13, 2007


The world's oldest woman, Yone Minagawa, passed away at the ripe old age of 114. I have to agree- it seems that title is cursed!

My 98-year old great grandmother is waiting in the shadows...

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Price is Drew!

Well, it seems they've decided to finally bury that corpse Bob Barker once and for all. Will the "spade & neuter" phrase be retired as well, I wonder?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Twisted Misters

Well, the World Series of Pop Culture Season 2 is upon us!

Right now, I'm pulling for "Twisted Misters".

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Get Your Hot Dogs!

Congratulations to Joey Chestnut for defeating Kobyashi! Having an American bring it home on Independence Day brings a tear to my eye.

"Normally, I wouldn't play into it at all," Chestnut said of the nationalist thump. "But on the Fourth of July - anything you do on the Fourth of July you feel patriotic about."

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Prolific Bob

Sent by a good friend of mine, this video clip is definitive proof of how Bob Dylan is responsible for every hit song in the past 35 years:

No Direction, Period

Saturday, May 26, 2007


One of the great pleasures in life.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ohio State Uses T-Shirt Blaster To Pass Out Diplomas

[from TheOnion:]

Friday, May 04, 2007

Paris Hil-JUN!

Violat-JUN Of Probat-JUN for intoxicat-JUN. Not good for heiress of large fort-JUN. Paris says she'll pay more attent-JUN. 45 days in a federal pound-me-in-the-ass pris-JUN!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Meet Susana

Since I decided to join the MySpace community, you'd never believe the number of slutty new women friends I have! In fact, they have all asked to be my friend, can you believe that? Take Susan, for example. She happens to live in Clemson, too, and "[likes] people who like to try new things and who can bring that side of [her]". What are the odds of finding such a gem?

Strangely, though, she has some sort of fetish with new MySpace layouts, available at Weird huh?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ted's Band

Ted's Band is one the best parts of watching the T.V. series Scrubs. He's the local hospital lawyer, who's too timid and clumbsy to win any case, but he has a secret life in his a cappella band. Here is a compilation of his songs:

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Weekend

It's not very "Easter-y", but this is what my nephew's arm looked like Friday night after he went running down the stairs. He couldn't really remember (or didn't want to) what actually happened. Needless to say, his hand was attached to the rest of his arm by skin and tendons. My wife had to leave the room before she got sick and I was so awestruck, I didn't know what to do. And I thought I had parenting down..

Other than that, it was great to see all of my new nephews and nieces. Even at 3 months, our little Olivia was still not the youngest.

Friday, March 23, 2007

What do Utah, Brains and the Goo Goo Dolls Have in Common?

I've spent all week at brainshare, a Novell technology conference. It's well known for nerdy commercial spoofs (SuSE), free food and spifs, and a Thursday night tradition called "Meet the Experts" (a.k.a "beat the geeks") in which customers who have consumed one too many beers asks all sorts of questions to the techies about why things were done the way they were done in our software products. Each year on Wednesday night, they have a band and a comedian perform. This year it was the Goo Goo Dolls. Turns out, they sing a whole lot more than I thought I remembered.

Oh, and I got to try a $65 bone-aged filet mignon at Spencer's. Yummmmmmy!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Say Anything

It's always nice when you make a movie connection- an actor in some movie you recognize played in a really old movie. It's strangely (for me) even far more interesting when I find a connection that I should have known but discovered through

I was watching "Say Anything" and discovered the father (John Mahoney) played Martin Crane in the TV series Frasier. Why didn't I see this?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Daylight Shavings

Damn you, Spring forward. You always screw me over..

Everything Is Illuminated

I was listening to the soundtrack and dug up the final letter narrated in the movie:

I have reflected many times upon our rigid search.
It has shown me...
...that everything is illuminated in the light of the past.
It is always along the side of us...
...on the inside, looking out.
Like you say, inside out.
Jonfen, in this way, I will always be along the side of your life.
And you will always be along the side of mine.
Our families will be with us, and our families' families.
Your grandfather.
And perhaps, in some way, my grandfather as well.
It is possible I will never know why Grandfather did this to himself.
Perhaps he wished to bury his life...
...along the side of his past.
But I must tell you, Jonfen... this moment, he seemed, as if for the first time in his life...
...contented to be where he was.
Jonfen, I am sending you this...
...because we have shared something to exist for.
And, of course, in case anyone comes searching.
Alexander Baruch Perchov
Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

House, MD

The show has gotten progressively worse, but I still appreciate the dialog writing:

House: Your turn?

Chase: Do you have to do that?

House: You mean cheapen everyone's attempt at a human moment by identifying the real calculations that go into it?

Chase: Yeah.

House: Yeah, I do.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Some dialog from the T.V. series Lost, which I really enjoy:

MICHAEL: I hear you're a priest.

EKO: Yes.

MICHAEL: I guess you believe in hell, then.

EKO: For a brief time I served in a small parish in England. Every Sunday after Mass, I would see a young boy waiting in the back of the church. And then one day, the boy confessed to me that he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel. He said that the dog had bitten his baby sister on the cheek; and he needed to protect her. And he wanted to know whether he would go to hell for this. I told him that God would understand -- that he would be forgiven, as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness. He was only afraid that if he did go to hell -- that dog would be there waiting for him.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Thank you for not smoking

Tonight, Lindsay and I went out to eat and see a movie (which we never watched). When I asked the host how long the wait would be, she said "30 minutes". I thought that was pretty good and asked if that was no preference. She responded "There is no preference now". I forgot! Greenville, SC has a public smoking ban!

I have to say, I originally thought it was a crazy idea to ban smoking in ALL public places. But when we walked to the bar for a pre-dinner drink, it sure was nice to not have smoke in our faces.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Save Me From Silverman

Am I the only person in the world who thinks Sarah Silverman is just not funny? I hate her self-loathing comedy routine. During an interview she was shown an image of herself in Star magazine in one of those best dressed/worst dressed sections. She was in the worst dressed. Instead of being a sport about it or writing it off, she got really defensive like she was back in high school again getting picked on. Get over it!

Reason I bring it up: her new show is horrendous.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cheating Indoor Stadium

I grew up watching the wonders of Duke basketball. Now that I'm older and have had opportunities to see great and admirable ACC conference play, I can say that Duke has had neither.

The stigma of cheating at Duke Cameron Indoor Stadium with poor ref calling, fueled by crazies who wouldn't attend a football game if their finals depended on it, is justified. Tonight, Clemson got raped like a Lacross team prostitute.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Welcome to the postseason, rookie

I must have watched this Sheldon Brown hit on Reggie Bush 25 times.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Baby Update

Some new photos since we've been home for a week.