Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mentos And Beer

Carlsberg and Mentos

Posted Jul 25, 2007

By this point everyone on the internets has seen a video of Diet Coke and Mentos, but what about beer and Mentos?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

View From Here

Clinton, NC
Comfort Inn #409
"Google Map"

View From Here

Raleigh NC
Hampton Inn #425
"Google Map"

Saturday, July 21, 2007


As a long, long, long time sufferer of "NES" I can relate. "LINK"

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mom Just Got Back In Town

Redneck diving board - $20
I made this diving board when mom was out of town. She's back and it is not flying. It would be perfect for the lake or a swimming pool. It is very sturdy and I know for a FACT that it will hold 450 pounds with no problem. It is not OSHA approved, however it is redneck proven. "LINK"

I like the fact that it will hold 450lbs & I don't think he's talking about 2 people that total up to 450lbs.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I've Seen most Everything Now

We have skins for iPods, X-Boxes and even cars, but as of this morning I have seen the ultimate skin - it's for your dishwasher. That's right as of now your dishwasher is skinable thank to "Dishwasher Art". Thinks of how hideous Grandma's kitchen was, well now you can be the proud owner of something just as hideous.
The best part is that you can get the skins magnetized so you can swap out the skins for the season.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

That's Gonna Leave A Mark

Chuck Storm. Just the name itself is strong, brooding and intense. As the Action 5 News "On the Beat" reporter for the small station in Portage, Wisconsin, he has forged a legendary trail on the journalism path. His ability to break news is remarkable.

But Chuck Storm has a problem. As a small child in Portage, he was hit by his father's John Deere tractor which almost killed him. From that moment Chuck has been accident prone and his ability to get hurt in what may seem a safe place is assured.

Yet his enthusiasm for reporting the news and his love of his hometown Portage, Wisconsin, he continues to work...against Doctor's orders.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Standard Frick's World Picture

Click picture for Biggie Size.

Tasers Are So Much Fun

The engineers at Tazer, maker of numerous possibly-lethal "nonlethal" weapons, have added a new item to their arsenal.

If it prevents someone from actually getting shot, I'm all for it. (That's assuming that this thing is any safer than what would normally come out of the barrel of a shotgun.) The research I'd like to see done: Does putting "nonlethal" weapons in the hands of law enforcement make them more likely to use them in lieu of, I dunno, tackling people and handcuffing them?

From the product site:

"XREP is a self-contained, wireless projectile that fires from a standard 12-gauge shotgun. It delivers the same Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) bio-effect as our handheld TASER X26, but can be delivered to a distance of up to 100 feet, combining blunt impact with field proven TASER NMI....

The TASER XREP launch velocity is approximately 300 feet per second....

Another innovative and unique feature of the XREP nose is the reflex engagement electrode. A normal reaction to the pain of a projectile impact is for the subject to grab at the impact site. If the subject tries to grab or disconnect the XREP projectile, the reflex engagement electrodes complete a circuit allowing TASER NMI to discharge from the Nose Electrodes, through the subject's body, out to the hand that grabbed the XREP. This creates a significant spread that allows the XREP pulses to affect a large body mass, causing overpowering Neuro Muscular Incapacitation....

In fact, if the subject even grabs the tether, a live hand-trap wire makes a connection and the NMI effect is delivered through the hand, preventing the subject from letting go. If none of the preferred electrodes are in contact, the XREP delivers its impulse across the front electrodes, creating a painful stimulus to distract, disorient, and entice the subject to grab for the XREP making a hand connection, or to move in reaction to the pain which can help the cholla electrodes on the main chassis to engage. "LINK"

Now granted 300 fps is not what you would call blazing fast but just imagine the fun you could have with a taser shotgun. Thwapppp taser dart to melon the suspect stops and wonders "What in the hell is this fireworks looking thing stuck in the side of my head?" and then as he grabs it sit back and watch as hilarity ensues.

And courtesy of You Tube is a bunch of taser videos. "LINK"

Middle Of The Week Picture

Don't know of this is a legit picture or not but talk about an "Awkward Turtle" moment.

Possible captions:

Camilla, old girl I'll be home late I have to get my hands around a few things.
Then I pulled the trout into the dingy and the monster was this big.
Here let me straighten your medals.

View From Here

Fayetteville, NC
Hampton Inn #405

View From Here

Clinton NC
Comfort Inn #219

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Workout Of The Day

This is a long video. I'm not much of an Ultimate Fighting fan, (I'm too much of a puss for that), but this guys workout is amazing.

Friday, July 06, 2007

And So Now Geeks Like Porn, No Not Quite

This is the ultimate Geek Squad insider confession. It's 10 pages long.


• Wave a magic erase and reinstall wand over a used PC. SHAZAM! Now it's a new PC!
• Geek Squad agents scour your computer for those porn pics you and your girlfriend(s) took, and load it onto their thumb drives. Even the ones you thought you deleted.
• GS used to be great, until they replaced most of the actual techs with salesmen.

Raw, uncut and uncorroborated, you'll think twice about bringing your computer to Geek Squad after reading this one...
Read More "LINK"

It seem behind those white short sleeved shirts and thin black ties lies a bunch of "Horn Dogs".
Probably not these nerds see this as some kind of a perverse challenge. Look they'll get your PC back up and going in less than 15 minutes (that's what re-imaging software is for) but they're gonna spend the next 45 minutes poking around just to see what they can find. It's kind of like have a burglar going through your underwear drawer after he's stolen your TV.

The Grill Continued

Had some charcoal and a few beers left over and that's just the makings for a July 6th cookout.

Hoisin and Lime-Marinated Grilled Chicken


1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 garlic cloves, minced
6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
Combine hoisin sauce, ginger, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

6 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)
Nutritional Information

CALORIES 243(17% from fat); FAT 4.5g (sat 0.9g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.7g); PROTEIN 39.9g; CHOLESTEROL 99mg; CALCIUM 24mg; SODIUM 618mg; FIBER 0.4g; IRON 1.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 6.4g

No, that isn't chicken in the picture. In the above recipe substitute Pork Loin where it says chicken.
Cooking time approx (3) beers.

"H" practiced his whittling skills while dinner grilled. I was sidelined from this activity due to the above mentioned (3) beers
And as usual "Cider" layed around waiting for something interesting to happen.

Gotta Love The Atlanta Airport.

and Rich thought flying pigs were odd. "LINK"

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Exxtravaganza With An Extra X

"H" was the Master of Ceremonies for the July 4th 2007 Frick's World fireworks display. $10.00 spent at the local "TNT Fireworks" tent equates to a 15 minute show. The neighbor across the street imported his from South Carolina, he out banged us for the buck.

Al Gore's son busted for drugs in hybrid car

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff's official said.

Al Gore III -- whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming -- was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 160 km per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy at about 2:15 a.m.

The deputy smelled marijuana and searched the car, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. The search turned up a small amount of marijuana, along with prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma. There were no prescriptions found, he said.

Read more "LINK"

What an amazing story and the amazing part is not the dope and drugs, hell this is Al Gores' kid after all he's gotta have a little something, something to help him out. No, the amazing part is that Little Al the Third managed to get a hybrid Prius close to 100 MPH.

Could all this global warming be due to the fact that Al th third likes to spark up a "splif" on a semi-regular basis. Besides he should be smart enough to know that you can sell your Adderall to the skate punks at his local neighborhood park.

Steaks Are Done

Marinated in my my new favorite marinade
"A1's New York Steakhouse" and the Amber Bach six pack now has a few soldiers missing.

I'm Ready For The Celebration

if I can just find the matches. "H" hit the local fireworks stand for the evenings entertainment and I hit the liquor store for my entertainment, this should be a great fun....... The bag they came in had all kinds of safety warnings. Yeah, we've already thrown the bag away we're gonna wing this one.
Hey watch this...................

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Picture Of The Week

A little male bonding.
Via "DIGG"

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Goose's Room

Being a somewhat lax father I managed to not post birthday pictures nor pictures of the completed room.
We did the whole birthday combo thing with "Goose" and my sister.
And approximately 7 minutes later this was the remnants of the above cake.
New bed, bedding and paint.
New dresser and paint.
New cubes and paint.
As you can tell the Pepto-Bismal theme is everywhere. All that's left to do is electrical outles and switches.

And Another One Is Gone

Yet another "Doughboy" has left. "SD" put in his last day on Friday and has hung up his own shingle. "SD" and I have worked together off and on for the better part of 17 years. He has known us before there was "Goose" or "H".
"Take Luck" my friend.

Am I The Only Person That Hates IKEA

For "Goose's" 17th birthday the offer was made to redecorate her room (it had been 5 years after all). The part of the plan that I had not completely thought through was the part about going to "IKEA" for the furniture, and I hate IKEA. Its not the quality or the price of the furniture. The part I can't stand is when you have to go to the "Market Level" to actually pick up the stuff that you just spent the last 2 hours deciding on. First you grab a cart that is 100 times worse that any grocery store shopping cart, each wheel has a mind of its own. Then after you wander the isles looking for your items you get to head to the checkout. Checkout (for me) is where the fun really begins. We've all been to the grocery and we've all seen the self checkout, right? And we've all seen the people that have no clue how to scan a bar code or use a touch screen kiosk. Well I believe that IKEA is the gathering place for these technology challenged folks, and most seem to end up in line in front of me.
Plus they pulled a flim-flam on me when I bought some licorice that turned out to in fact be "Salt Licorice".

In case you're wondering "Goose" chose and a nice shade of Pepto-Bismol pink, which I'm hoping won't be to hard to cover up in a few years when she moves out.

In Case You Are Flying This Week

Not sure if the above counts as a travel tip or not.
Watch the third and forth landings.
Via "Dvorak"