Tuesday, August 29, 2006

View From Here

Cleveland, TN
Hampton Inn #222

This Is Why You Never Buy A Used Rental Car

If you have ever had the insane fantasy of buying a rental car this should put a stop to it quicker than Tammy Fay Baker in a swimsuit. It seem that Hertz has a "Rent-A-Racer" program smack full of fun to drive cars and oh yeah take out the extra insurance.
Watch the video "LINK"

Sunday, August 27, 2006

View from Here

Richmond VA
Crowne Plaza #446

2 quick things
1) Nothing worse than flying out on a Sunday afternoon
2) Why is there an "e" at the end of Crowne

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Thought Of The Week

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming "WOW WHAT A RIDE"
Moondogs Pizza
St. Simons GA

I Just Ordered One Of These

As everyone knows we are the proud owners of "Cider the wonder dog" she is our last real pet (the fish and turtles don't really count, because if one dies you could go right down to PetSmart and buy another one that looks just like the one that's dead). "Cider" is getting up in years and her legs don't work as well as they used to. When I saw the "PuppyPurse" I knew this would help her through the winter of her years. Just throw her in the harness, sling her over the shoulder and off we go. Now the kids will have to beef up their shoulder exercises due to "Ciders" 60lb weight, but I don't thinks it's nothing that they can't overcome.

Is Goofy Next?

Well it seems this week that Disney has decided to fire Pluto as one of the nine dwarfs. Oh it wasn't Disney but the "International Organization Of Planet Dudes" that has put Pluto up on the block, I guess we are starting to have too many planets, or maybe there are cooler planets out there than Pluto, who knows. Now I see this impacting two major groups, the horoscope writers and 5th grade students. No longer when you scan the comic section of the newspaper looking for your horoscope will you be able to read "Don't run with scissors today because Pluto is in the moon of Uranus". Well there's not much I can offer you folks.
Next up, students. Back when I was a wee lad we learned to remember the planets with the following phrase: "My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas". That worked nine planets nine words, simple. Now with eight official planets we need a new phrase and I have come up with it "My Very Erotic Mistress Just Showed Up Naked". Granted it's a little rougher but times have changed and education has to keep up with the times, I'm just doing my part.

View From Here

Virginia Beach VA
Candlewood Suites #301

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Told You It Was Gonna Get Weird

Karr visited gender bender center

New twist in bizarre tale – creep
treated at transsexual clinic

and ADAM LISBERG in Boulder, Colo.

The creep who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey had another bizarre secret up his sleeve in the months before his arrest - he was visiting a surgical center that specializes in sex-change operations.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Remember These?

Now I was never fortunate enough to carry the ever popular bag phone, but I did have one of the ATT "Zack Morris" models. Check out the link to the top 10 most beautiful phones "LINK"

The Week In Review

It has been a very busy week around here, imagine that.

It appears that we are now catless (if that's a word). "Zippy" left out of the house last Saturday and has not been seen since. She has spent the last few weeks acting very strange, sleeping in front of the toilets, letting out strange noises and walking in and out of everyone's legs. "Goose" is thinking that she went away to die, the rest of the family is starting to believe this as well. "Zippy" was a decent cat as far as cats go and was 13 years old, in this house that's a record for a pet.
I took a couple of days off this week and managed to put a dent in the mess that resides in the basement. I installed a pull-up bar so that "H" can practice his monkey boy stunts.
This week also saw the start of school for the kids. "H" headed out for his first day of middle school. No picture of "Goose" because she left way to early for us to see her out.
This is going to get really weird (as if it's not weird enough already) before it's all over.

View From Here

Montgomery, AL
Fairfield Inn #205

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Win An iPod

No this is not one of those cheezie contests where you have to buy 35 different items thats total cost is equal to 3 iPods, this is legit.
Kris (with a K) & Betsy host a three episode per week podcast direct from Naperville IL (one of the top cities to live in I might add). They are funny, and I know funny and are worth a listen. They are approaching their 300th episode and want to add 300 NEW listeners by that 300th show. So what better grassroots marketing campaign than to give something away. In this case they are giving away iPods, four of them.
Now for the un-knowing you don't need an iPod to listen to a podcast you can listen to their show right from their website or download it and listen of your mp3 player of choice, it's that easy.
Even "The Wife" enjoys listening to them and is somewhat really caught up in their adventures.
OK, so why and I pimping this? Well if you click on the graphic above it will take you their 300 by 300th page where you will fill out some new listener information at the bottom of the page you will see my name as the referrer. If you are the 300th or if your name is drawn, both you and I receive an iPod. Pretty easy, huh................

Give them a listen and while the whole show archive is superb a great place to start would be show #235 "The Vacation" show.

They are just like you and I only funnier

Monday, August 14, 2006

Solving America's Crack Problem

No, not the type of crack you are thinking of. This is the kind of crack that you would find in abundance at a plumber's convention.

Leave it to the fine folks at "Duluth Trading" to solve it with their long-tail shirt. Now this shirt has been out for a while but now it's improved: thicker fabric and no more scratchy neck tag. Man why didn't someone think to remove those neck tags about 15 years ago.
Buy you one of these, cut the sleeves off and you're ready for your debut on "COPS"
via "BoingBoing"

Saturday, August 12, 2006

20 Things That Took Me 50 Years to Learn by Dave Barry

OK, I'm not 50 and I didn't write this but that doesn't make it any less funny.

1. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

6. You should not confuse your career with your life.

7. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

9. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

10. Never lick a steak knife.

11. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

12. The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.

13. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

15. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

16. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

17. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

18. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person.

19. Your friends and family love you anyway.

20. Never buy wallpaper if you have just smoked marijuana.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I Feel Much Safer Now, Really

I am not flying this week, thank God, imagine the headaches that are happening at the security lines as you read this. But here is my concern TSA is seizing all of our liquids due to the possibility that they might explode. So now what does TSA do with there suspicious liquids? They throw it into a whole big trash can full of suspicious liquids that might possibly exploded. That's gotta be the safest thing you could do right?
Just think I figured this out on my own and I don't even work for the TSA.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Picture Of The Week

that follows the theme of the post below.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

It's All About Me

I bought a new toy (if that's the right word) for myself, a set of "HOIST" dumbbells. 10 - 75lbs of adjustable iron in 5 lb increments complete with a nifty stand. This takes up less space than 14 sets of dumbbells and less chance of stubbing my toe on one of them.
I looked at the "Bowflex" dumbbells nice design but (3) negatives
  • Real expensive and I mean real expensive
  • They only go up to 50lbs. (not that I'm that strong)
  • They're plastic, if you drop them they crack
If you're enjoying the exercise your probably doing it wrong!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006