Showing posts from December, 2009

Men vs. Women Cooking

Check out the Cranky Monkey of Facebook to participate in a discussion on who cooks more and better, men or women.

Top 10 Things from 2009 that I Don't Care About

As the year rolls to a close, these are my top ten items from 2009 that received way to much time in the press and I really don't give a crap about. 10. H1N1 Swine Flue Vaccine - This is a holdover from 2008, but once the vaccine came out, it's all they talked about. Who's getting it? who is not getting it? Does it work? What's the dosage? And of course, how much is being made? Please people! There are so many other things that you are more likely to get, and are much worse for you. Fucking mindless sheep!
9. Boeing 787 Dreamliner - This is a little more local than national, but living in Seattle, it's been impossible to turn on the news, or read the local papers without headlines of the 787. The plane is two years behind schedule and finally flew. That's nice, can we now talk about something else Seattle.
8. The White House Party Crashers - AKA the Salahi's. These people were looking for a little fame, they did it by crashing a white house party, and guess …

My Kind of Santa

Here you go, my annual Christmas post. No top 10 list this year, no poem, and no prose. This year, you get a picture copied from another site… enjoy and merry fucking Christmas.

Climate Change Deal

To commemorate the less than ideal outcome from the climate talks in Copenhagen last week.

Them, Me, and the Beer on Tap

As I sit in the bar looking at the people around me, I think to myself at what point do I go from a person who is hanging out with his friends while drinking at the bar during the week, to the guy who is sitting at the bar by himself drinking because he doesn't want to drink at home alone. As if somehow doing it at the bar makes it okay. I'm not alone, I'll be meeting up with friend as the night wears on, I am just the first person to arrive. A few years earlier I might have felt a little uncomfortable at the counter, drinking my IPA and watching the TV above, while crowded tables laughed and joked around me. Yet I notice this night, as I look to the other individuals sitting at the bar, that it's not as uncomfortable as I once thought. How long will it be till the bartenders know my name? How long till I'm one of the guys next to me, who feels perfectly comfortable in the barstool, eating the deep fried or grilled food, and knows exactly what the bar tab will come…

Extra Time, Vicodin, and a Proper Balance of Both

As I lay on the floor, absorbing the effect of the Vicodin I just took, hoping to kill my back pain from sitting at a desk all day; I begin to wonder what makes the artist, musicians, and creative people different from the rest of the world. What makes Vincent van Gogh different from Bill Gates. Why is it Beethoven can create beautiful music, yet the douche bag who sits in the office next to me can’t even hum the Jeopardy theme in proper tune. And thanks to the nausea that goes along with Vicodin, why is it creative people are more prone to alcohol and drug abuse? Jimi Hendrix, a self taught guitarist, used to drop acid before going on stage, and he’s considered one of the greatest rock musicians of all time.

This got me thinking about left brain and right brain people. They say left brain people tend to be more logical and analytical, while right brain people have a more subjective view of the world. I’ve always considered myself a right brain person. I used to do theatre, I paint and…

Lieberman - Democrat > Independent > Republican

Joe Lieberman should just come out and declare himself a Republican. The congressman from Connecticut at one point in time was a Democrat. That was until his own party decided that he didn't belong, and put an actual Democrat up for election in his state. Unfortunately Lieberman ran as an independent and won. Now, the Democrats are being forced to cater to him in order to get the necessary votes to pass healthcare reform in the senate.

Joe Lieberman has decided to make himself a roadblock to legislation. First he was against the public option, and now he's against expanding Medicare. What he's really against is this bill. Is he bitter about the lack of party support, or is he just a Republican in disguise? According to this video, Lieberman used to support the Medicare expansion that is in the bill, but then again, he was for it before it was actually in the bill. Now he needs to be against it to continue his road blocking the bill, get his name in the news, and to support …

Tax the Babies

I've brought the subject up previously on this blog, about overpopulation being the root cause of our environmental problems. And that we need to place restrictions on the number of children people can have in this country. I was referring to China's one child per family law. On the Tree Hugger forum, someone posted an even better idea. Instead of restrictions, we tax additonal children.

"Currently if you have children you get a tax credit. I propose we change the system so that:

1 Child: You get a tax credit
2 Children: You now negate the first credit and get no credit at all
3. Children: You now pay a tax on the third child and so on...the tax burden gets higher the more kids you have.
Adoption: For every US child you adopt you get a tax credit"

Sounds good to me. And it's nice to see that I'm not the only one who feels we need to control population growth.

Alaska Oil Spill, and the News

In a little piece of news that isn't showing up all that heavily in the stories, an oil pipe in Alaska burst two weeks ago releasing 46,000 gallons of crude oil. The spill occurred in the Lisburne field just north of the Prudhoe Bay oil field. It was caused by too much pressure in the line, likely due to ice plugs. Instead of reporting on 46,000 gallons of oil seeping in the natural environment, the news over the past couple of weeks has been all about Tiger Woods. Instead of reporting on it like they did the Exxon Valdez, discussing the impacts and how long it will take to clean up, we hear about the never ending debate over healthcare, and see stories about the coolest presents this year. Do we blame the media for reporting nonsense rather than news, or do we blame the consumer for reading and watching the nonsense.

Here is a link to at least one article on this bit of actual news.

Proof That Girls Are Evil


LSD War Games

And this kids is why you should never do acid before invading another country. I guess we now know why George Bush wanted to invade Iraq.

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