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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Best Bacon Ever!

Now I have purchased some cheap bacon in my life, but I think this one tops them all. I must say that it is mostly my fault because I wasn't paying too much attention, but this should be illegal!
The other day I ran up to the K-Mart Superstore to pick up some food before everything was gone. Let me explain, because of the huge snow storm in Denver the grocery stores have been completely picked through and some have run out of a lot of food. Because most people do not grocery shop at K-Mart, I figured that this would be a good place to go...and I was right (well kinda). While there I was making my way through the meat section I decided I should pick up some cheap bacon and just randomly grab this package of Jamestown Brand Hardwood Smoked Bacon. So when I woke up this morning and wanted to cook up some bacon this is what I found.....
Yummmmmm! Zero carbs and only $1.79! This would be perfect for any Atkins Diet!

Friday, December 29, 2006

99 odd photos from 2006

I came across slide show of the 99 strangest videos of 2006. Each one of the odd images comes with a brief explanation to answer your questions. Check out the kid who climbed into a stuffed animal vending machine!

Tickle me Emo!

Now in stores! Check out this funny commercial that aired on Mad TV

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Palm Island on Google Maps

I was reading about this new resort, Palm Island, after a co-worker told me about it. The resort island is being constructed off the coast of Dubai. The island itself is shaped like a palm and is constructed by huge dredges that suck up sand and spit it back out in the appropriate areas. The island is even visible from space by the naked eye. Once I read up on it I thought I would try to find it on Google Maps. Check it!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie?

I have heard many reviews that this is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think

*Wendy Gaynor’s ‘Perfect’ Chocolate Chunk Cookies

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chunks (preferably imported).

1. Place the butter in a large bowl and cream at high speed until
fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 4
minutes, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, one
at a time, until completely mixed.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the
butter mixture at low speed until just combined and add vanilla
extract. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl down, until blended. Do
not overmix.

3. Add chocolate chunks and mix till thoroughly combined. Refrigerate
batter until cold, preferably overnight.

4. Preheat a conventional oven to 350 degrees or a convection oven to
300 degrees, and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop
heaping spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheets
and bake, turning tray once, until golden brown around edges and soft
(but not bubbly), about 9 minutes in a convection oven or 12 in a
conventional one. Cool on a wire rack.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

New 'Hope is Emo'! Chapter 8

New Podcast from 'Hope is Emo' about "The System". Pretty funny but not as good as some of the others. Also has some advertising at the end....interesting. Check out all of the episodes at hopeisemo.com

National Geographic Greatest Natural Wonders

A list and pictures of the world's greatest natural wonders according to National Geographic. Some wonderful photos of the most beautiful places on earth - with wallpaper downloads. National Geographic Greatest Natural Wonders

Alright chums, let's do this! LEEROY JENKINS!

So a few months ago I was out at a bar for my girlfriend's birthday party. A group of us were standing at the bar when when one of her good friends walked up with this guy, looked at us computer nerds and said "This is Leeroy Jenkins!". I had heard of Leeroy Jenkins on the internet but, because I am not a WoW (World of Warcraft) nut, I did not know the whole of it. My girlfriend's cousin on the other hand was completely amazed and wanted him to prove it. So at the top of his lungs he belts out "LEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKINS!" in the packed bar. We sat there and talked to him (his real name is Ben Schulz) for awhile and he told us how he gets paid and flown across the world to attend WoW conventions. He is so popular in the WoW community that he even has his own WoW trading card and has even been mentioned on Jeopardy! as a clue for "World of Warcraft".

Check out the original video that circulated around the internet and made him famous. The basic idea of the video is that a large group of online players (aka guild) known as 'PALS FOR LIFE' are going to fight some dragons and they are strategically planning every step of it. Leeroy is off on the side and away from the game at the moment (my guess is that he is getting chicken). About half way through the video you hear "Alright chums, let's do this! LEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKINS!" and his character takes off and runs into the room with all the dragon eggs. Completely surprised and confused the group rushes in to try to save Leeroy and defeat the dragons that he has just hatched. Long story short - Everyone gets killed.....but Leeroy has his chicken!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

It is snowing....alot

I am feeling lazy and don't want to post anything today so I just wanted to bring up the current crappy weather conditions

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Halo Brute Documentary

Check out this new Halo 3 Brute Documentary! It goes through how the Brutes have changed and how big of a part they are going to be in Halo 3. There is some sweet game play and other awesome shots, my favorite is when one of the Brutes rips of this person's arms. check it!






Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Upcoming Movies on my 'want-to-see' list

Here are some upcoming movies that I am really excited to see...

Air Guitar Nation
"It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships and the personal journeys of those talented contestants who are vying to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States."


Pan's Labyrinth
"Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain, 1944. After Franco´s victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own."


The Fountain
"Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world." This from one of my favorite directors- Darren Aronofsky


My Name is Bruce
"B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon." I spoke about this movie last week


300
"In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 1 000 000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 1 700 000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected as a local shepherd named Ephialtes defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks."


Chapter 27
"New York City. December 1980. Mark Chapman arrives in New York with the intent to kill John Lennon. A depressed and unstable soul, Chapman is torn between his love and awe for John Lennon's persona and his desire to kill Lennon in order to gain notoriety for himself. The story portrays Chapman's mental collapse, which is played out through his obsession with JD Salinger's classic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye', as Chapman's demons win over, and persuade him to shoot Lennon on the steps of Lennon's apartment building, The Dakota." Look how fat Jared Leto had to get for this role


Sweeney Todd
"Based on the hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett." This film I am really excited for. Not only does it have my favorite duo, Burton and Depp, but it also has some more of my favorite actors like Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.


Science of Sleep
"Following the death of his father in Mexico, St├ęphane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor St├ęphanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world..."

The URL says it all - www.youparklikeanasshole.com

This idea is great! Place an official youparklikeanasshole.com notice on someone's car who has parked obnoxiously and then take a picture of it and have it posted on the website. So keep your camera and copies of the notice in your car for the next time you see someone parked like an......

Monday, December 18, 2006

New Dexonline....

I heard a rumor that there is a new Dexonline. It looks like it has a new search engine and even a nice facelift. Check it out!

Just for Jeff.....

Here are some pictures of the cake that I baked for my girlfriend's birthday. Unfortunately there is a lot of powdered sugar on the cake and it is starting to misshape because of the warm climate. I don't think these are the best angles either, but they will have to do.


The cake decoration is made out of marzipan and food coloring. Marzipan is made out of sugar and almonds and is commonly used for cake and other culinary decorations. The inside of the cake is chocolate cake with chocolate chips and layered with chocolate icing and raspberry filling (raspberry preserves).
I used to be a Pastry Chef at Tony's Meats and Specialty Foods when I was in high school. There I learned to decorate cakes among other things and it wasn't until I saw the TV show Ace of Cakes that I decided to rekindle my interest in cakes. This was my first attempt with limited utensils and overall I was happy with the final product. I once thought about doing this as a side job/hobby but we can all see that I need a lot more work before I try to tackle that.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Secret Santa 'The Office' Style

Today is Secret Santa day in my office, so I thought it would be perfect to share this little clip of the best Secret Santa video ever. This clip is from the TV show 'The Office' and is hilarious! Check it out!

Everest : Beyond the Limit

I am not a big TV person and really never watch it, but the other day I turned it on just before I was going to bed and caught an episode of 'Everest: Beyond The Limit'. This was the second time I had seen an episode of this show and I have to say I has me hooked. I have always been interested in Everest, especially after reading Jon Krakauer's 'Into Thin Air'.
In this episode they were making their summit bid in two parties on two separate days. I barely caught the end of the first team's summit which looked like it went pretty good, but then when the second team started their attempt it began to go bad quickly. Two of the climbers got stranded behind another group that was transporting a injured climber down the mountain. They sat there for about 2 hours waiting....When they finally got through they were experiencing frostbite and had wasted all kinds of crucial time. By the time most of the team had summited, the two climbers were lagging even further behind and becoming delirious with Altitude Sickness. Before long the group leader radioed up from base camp and told the three (two climbers and one Sherpa) to turn around. Because they were experiencing the effects of the Altitude Sickness they refused to come down. Even the Sherpa, who was the best of the group, asked for more time. By this time the other climbers who had already summited began their descent and some of them were beginning to weaken as well. The episode left off with time running out for the defiant threesome still heading for the world's top.....plus trouble for some of the descending. I must say that I am addicted and am going to have to watch the next episode, which could be the finale, next Tuesday.

Here is a link to the official site that has some clips of the episodes - Everest: Beyond the Limit

Thursday, December 14, 2006

My name is Bruce!

I know that many of you, like me, wish that Sam Raimi would stop making these silly Spider-Man movies and move on to something a little bit better....like more Evil Dead movie. Well, unfortunately I don't see this happening anytime soon. Instead, Bruce Campbell has taken it into his own hands to produce and direct his own movie, 'My Name is Bruce', which is sorta based around the series.

Here is the plot (taken from www.bruce-campbell.com): 'My Name is Bruce' is the tale of a small town set upon by demons after a group of teen-agers unwittingly unleash an ancient curse. Campbell, playing himself, is kidnapped off the set of a B horror movie and, despite his protestations that he's just an actor, is forced to play the role of his heroic movie character in order to save the town.

I am pretty excited about this movie, especially after I saw a few of the photos at Dark Horse Entertainment. Check out this sweet jump kick!

Time's Best Photos of 2006

Time.com just released it's best photos of 2006. There are always some great photos in these "Best of" collections. At the end you can vote for your favorite photo. My favorites were "Fire from the Earth's Belly" and "Casualties of Wartime". Check out the "Photographer's Portfolio" tab as well, it has some great pictures too.

Niiiiice! Another win for Borat!

If you have seen the movie 'Borat' then you will know exactly what scene I am talking about. Remember those racist and bigoted frat boys that picked up Borat and got him drunk? And remember some of the comments that they made about women and different races? Well they tried to take him to court saying that they were drunk when they were told they would be part of the film and that it was only to be shown outside of America. So, I guess it must be ok to look like a couple of complete idiots to people around the world, as long as the people of America don't see it. Well, the judge didn't buy into it and ruled in Borat's favor! Looks like their stupid antics will be sealed immortally on DVD.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Speaking of Teddy Ruxpin......

.....I ran across this website with the 50 greatest 80's commercials, it is so rad! http://www.giantmag.com/ This list of amazing commercials includes California Raisins, Paperboy, Teddy Ruxpin, My Buddy, Masters of the Universe Mighty Cycle and more! Check them out! My favorite is the Lazer Tag commercial, I used to have the set:

....Oh and there are even 50 more! Click here!

Introduction to Scambaiting

A few months ago a colleague of mine showed me a website about "scambaiting" (http://www.419eater.com/). "Scambaiting" according to Wikipedia "is the practice of pretending interest in a fraudulent scheme in order to manipulate a scammer. The purpose of scam baiting might be to waste the scammers' time, embarrass them, cause them to reveal information which can be passed on to legal authorities in the hope that they will be prosecuted, get them to spend money, or simply to amuse the baiter." In many of these examples, but not all, the scammers are from Africa. In these letters the scambaiter gets the scammer to do embarrassing things such as taking pictures of themselves holding outrageous signs or other silly acts. In this example below the scambaiter, who was using the name of Father Ron Jeremy of The Church of Fish and Bread, convinced teh scammer to take this picture of himself for verification. Remember that these people are crooks and steal thousands of dollars from innocent people every year!

So after reading some of these I decided to try my luck at it. First I created an email account with a fake name and started signing up on guest books around the web. Soon I started getting spam and scam letter by the hundreds. I picked out a few and started talking to them. Pretty soon one of them was really convinced I was going to send him money. Here are some excerpts and highlights (Note: my name is Arnie Nelson and I am communicating with the alleged Mellisa Jacobson and her Doctor):

Scammer - "My name is Mrs Mellisa Jacobson a merchant in Dubai,in the U.A.E. I worked with Kuwait oil Company and eight years as a contractor. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.....The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of eighteen million dollars $18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations."

Me - "I am so sorry to hear about your illness. I lost my mother to cancer. Please let me know what I can do to help you and further this transaction. I am the president of a charity for the poverty-stricken youth of the world who do not even get breakfast in the morning. The name of my charity is "The Breakfast Club" and specializes in giving breakfast to the youth of the world. We could dearly use this money and would also love to help in any way possible. - Arnie Nelson"

Me - "A few years ago I saw an ad on TV to help support a child across seas. I decided to try this out. I sent in all my info and a few months later I received the picture and information of the child I was to help. The boy's name was Simon and he was only 4 years old. He was very sick and malnourished. I quickly sent some money, food, and a letter to this young boy. A few months later I received a letter back from him (translated) about him and his life. I enjoyed this activity so much that, this is why I started 'The Breakfast Club' charity. I still speak to Simon to this day and he is very important to me and my charity. Now that he has grown he is doing good and getting a proper education. I often joke with him and tell him that he is the true president of 'The Breakfast Club', because it was his inspiration that made me start this. I have told him about you and the contribution you are about to make and he is very excited and grateful.For our charity and for Simon we would like a picture of you because of your generous donations. In this picture I need you to hold a sign that says "Simon is President of the Breakfast Club". This sign will signify why I started this charity for children. I will send a copy to Simon and hang another copy up in our charity headquarters. I would greatly appreciate it if you could email this picture to me. - Arnie Nelson"

Scammer - "Hello Arnie Nelson,Thank you so much for your conscience over Mrs Mellisa Jacobson..I am Doctor Kenneth Brown. Am so sorry to tell you that Mrs Mellisa's Condtion is getting worsen everyday so she wont be able to go through all those stress ok..I already told her everything you said, I just Want you to keep praying for her and make sure you assist her so much, that she has put all her trust in you ok. She also said i should tell you that you should not forget your main objective after which you have receive the Money,she said not only making donations to charity organizations, but making sure it get to those who truly needs it , People like Simon , She said she is really impressed about your Story with Simon. She also said i should ask how far you have went with her lawyer, that hope things are good so well and okay with both of you. She said if you need anything from her, you can let her know. He ask me to tell you that God be with you and your Family and you will never be put to shame. - Dr. Kenneth Brown"

Scammer - "Mr Arnie,I will urge you to please have the money sent via Moneygram Money Transfer or Western Union so that the accountant can have it picked up and Mrs Jacobson can be on her dose. - Kenneth Brown"

Though I never got the picture I was wanting, I managed to waste a whole bunch of the is criminal's time and really frustrate him. The Doctor, who was using the same email as his patient (silly criminal), finally told me that Melissa had passed away and that it was all my fault. I passed the blame back to him since he would not cooperate and we stopped talking. Then amazingly, three weeks later I got the *exact same* introductory letter from the reincarnated Melissa Jacobson. These silly scammers are not very good.

I wish I could have gotten my picture and trophy, but oh well it was a fun first try! Now on to the next scammer and criminal :-)


*If you are going to attempt any of this remember to read up on information at the website I supplied above to keep yourself safe.*

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Return of Teddy Ruxpin....MP3 style

There is great news for the thousands of people who lost their Teddy Ruxpin’s to the test of time. Teddy is back and better than ever. The new and improved Teddy reads special mp3 format audio cartridges (…and no you can’t upload any songs to him) and has a face that actually moves when he talks. The only unfortunate drawback is that he can not talk with your old Grubby, but who knows there could be a remake of Teddy’s favorite friend too!

Eating champ Kobayashi takes on an Alaskan Bear

While getting lunch at Old Chicago's this weekend some friends and I saw an eating contest on TV. This sparked up some discussion about the legendary Takeru Kobayashi and a local favorite of KBPI and friend of Gerald, Busta Nut. After talking about this I wanted to see some footage of Mr. Kobayashi..... Check him out taking on this Alaskan Bear in a eating competition

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas wish list.... Take notes Santa

Here is my greedy and outrageous Christmas wish list (socks and underwear not included):
1. Xbox 360

2. Pentax K110D

3. Fraggle Rock season 2

4. The Cubes IT set

5. Tornado foosball table

6. Blackberry Pearl or Samsung BlackJack

7. Outdoor fire pit

8. Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy

....and more to come

Find your family's past

I just came across this interesting little website that shows the distribution of your family (in the US and UK) based on your last name. The site also gives you some other cool information like immigration year, name meanings, life expectancy and occupations of your family. Check it out....http://www.ancestry.com/

Saturday, December 9, 2006

1-800-FREE411

If you are ever stuck in a pinch and need a business's phone number (...and don't have access to dexonline.com) don't call 411 when you can just dial 1-800-FREE411 for free phone number service. This handy little service can get you any phone number you need just like 411 but free. The one downfall to FREE411 is that it does not connect you to the phone number directly at the end. So remember to use this little nugget of joy next time you are in a bind.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Red vs. Blue

I know many of you may not be Halo fans but this isn't your blog, it's mine, and you will listen to everything I have to say.

Many of you may have already seen these episodes of Red vs Blue while others may have not. So for a quick lazy Friday post I am going to show you an episode of Red vs Blue and then show you why I picked this particular episode.

The episode that I am going to show you is the second installment of the Red vs Blue series. In this episode they talk about the vehicle known as a Warthog and one of the guys keeps talking about how it looks more like a Puma. Check out the video it is pretty funny


So, the reason I showed you this particular episode is that in a recent still image of Halo 3 the folks at Bungie made reference to this episode by placing Puma brand tires on the Warthog. I thought this was a pretty cool way to show their fan appreciation.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Allofmp3.com - best and cheapest way to legally download music online

I stumbled across Allofmp3.com a few weeks ago and am quite impressed with it. Instead of being charged $1 per song each song is priced, from what I can tell, on a demand type of scale. Take for example the new Oasis Greatest Hits CD 'Stop the Clocks'. This CD has 18 songs on it and if you were to buy that through iTunes I believe it would run you $18. Looking at this CD on allofmp3.com, you can download the whole album for $3.57. Now I am no mathematician, but I believe that is a little bit better of a deal. Out of that $3.57 you have blockbuster songs like 'Champagne Supernova' at 30 cents while other more obscure songs like 'Songbird' are set at 10 cents. And on top of all of this the songs come in mp3 format and not in some pesky licensed format. Now there is one small downfall and that is selection. They have not built up there selection to that of iTunes or some of the other music providers, but if you listen to mainstream music you will have no problem and I have been pretty impressed with some of the more obscure selections that they have. The bottom line is that Allofmp3 is the way to go when buying music online. Check it out!

Human search engine

Are you one of those people who can never find what you are looking for when using search engines? If so, here is your answer - ChaCha.com is a search engine that uses human intelligence to find exactly what you are looking for. How it works is, your query/question is sent to a Guide. This Guide will look at your query and find exactly what you are looking for. You can also talk to this Guide to help specify while he/she is searching for you. The engine also gets smarter through time saving previous questions/queries, the results from these questions/queries and what guides are best for each search.

I think the idea is kinda silly but then again I am a computer nerd. This might be a great idea for people who rarely use the computer and don't understand search engines. Regardless, I found it interesting and that is all that matters

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Rocky and Rambo IV- When will the madness end?

Since when is OK to keep making sequels of previously horrible movies? I figured that Hollywood or the general public would have outlawed that by now. But no, we let Sly come back with the only two roles he knows how to do, Rocky and Rambo. And on top of that it is 30 years later!!! So not only is Rocky not going to block any punches, he will also be incredibly flabby like the return of Hulk Hogan! We can't keep letting this happen! I figured since no one has cast him in 10 years, because he absolutely sucks as an actor, he would just give up! Nope, he found a way around it. He realized that if no one wanted him in their movies he could torture us by producing his own movies....and do you know what is even crazier than that? Someone is actually financially and morally supporting him on this! What's next 'Over the Top II' or 'The Return of Tango and Cash'!? I just have one word for this whole situation - FUBAR!

Conan Obrien and NBC forced to buy hornymanatee.com

I don't know if my sources are 100% correct on this one but....it was reported that Conan Obrien slipped up last night on the late show stating the fake domain of hornymanate.com. Because he mentioned this fake domain NBC was forced to buy it. NBC Bought the site at a reported $159 for 10 years. This may all be a bunch of malarkey but it is funny nonetheless....

Line Rider Update

New official version of Line Rider has been released! This new version includes an eraser, zooming, accelerating lines and more! Check this out at http://www.linerider.org/play2.php

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Website to convert files

This new website I found allows you to convert pretty much anything to anything. The site can convert videos, music, documents and images to pretty much all formats. The only thing I don't see possible with this site is changing itunes files to unlicensed formats. Regardless it is a handy little site http://www.zamzar.com/

Halo 3 TV ad

Ok, so my sources were wrong.....the TV ad was only one minute but it was still pretty exciting. I was hoping for maybe a little bit more, but I can't complain because I know it was a teaser. The release date hasn't been set but there are rumors that it could be in March. Check it out for yourself -



....another thing you should checkout is the Halo Wars game. From what I have read it sounds like it is going to to be more of a strategy game...maybe like Command and Conquer. I think this will be a rad spin-off from the original first person shooter game. Read all about it at the Halo Wars homepage - Halo Wars

Monday, December 4, 2006

Re-Post: Plummer vs. Cutler

(11/27)I can't say that I am the Snake's #1 fan, but I can say that I am a little nervous with Shanahan's decision this late in the season. We still have a very competitive record in the AFC West and we still are big contenders for a playoff spot. I agree that Jake has not had a great season but is now the time to be juggling players? Could this cost us a playoff birth? I hope Cutler is the answer, but I am very interested to see what happens if Sunday doesn't go as planned.

(12/4)Exactly what I thought, Cutler may be the answer in the long-run but he probably isn't the answer for this season. I know he isn't going to be great right away and that he will have his bad games when starting out....I understand that....but we shouldn't be doing that in the middle of the season when we are competing for a playoff spot. Bad call Shanahan

Halo 3 ad on Monday Night Football - Tonight!

Bungie and Microsoft have paid for a seven minute commercial slot to show a Halo 3 TV ad on Monday Night Football tonight. I am pretty excited about this and so should every gamer. I will probably post it tomorrow (if I can find it), but that should give you another reason to tune into Monday Night Football.

Here is a link to the Official Bungie news release: http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?link=halo3ad

The amazing talents of the people in today's world

I can't say much about this video, it speaks for itself.....

Friday, December 1, 2006

Burger Joint Ratings - First Round

Because I don't believe Westword's politically laced reviews, an associate from work and I have been rating local fast-food burger joints (Jeff = JS & Simon = SE). See how your favorites match-up. Let us know what you think!


BurgerFries/Onion RingsServicePrice ValueComments/Editorial/Etc
Restaurant
JSSE
JSSE
JSSE
JSSE
JSSE
McDonald's
DC
AA
C-C
AB-
crappy but cheapCan't beat the Dollar Menu
Wendy's
CC
BB
CC
BB-
seem to get order wrong a lotCan't beat the Jr. Bacon Che
Burger King
CD
CD
BC
BD
mehThe King sucks
Fat Burger
BB+
BC
CB
CB
Onion rings for me, not friesGood burger, Fries suck. Pricey
Cheesy Jane's
B-A-
CB
BB
FB+
$10 for ok burger and yuk ringsGood burger, OK fries. Pricey

Work Pet Peeve #1

I am going to whine for a little bit. For some of you, you might think this is silly or that I am a very angry person. But for others, hopefully you will feel my pain and maybe even sympathize.....

This morning I came strolling in to the office early and in a fairly good mood. I see the usual front-desk guard, smile and say hi to him as I walk to the elevator. As I go to get on the elevator I look back and notice a woman entering the building and heading for the elevators. So I kinda hurry into the elevator and press the “6” button in hopes that the doors will close before she can get on. I want to make it clear that I am not an impersonal social retard or a complete prick, but I do like to ride on the elevator by myself if possible ….that way I can do childish things like jumping and dancing. Anyways, the doors are closing, closing, closing and then…wham…this bodiless hand reverses the elevator doors which reveals the woman I had seen before. I smile and give her the “oh I am sorry, I would have….blah blah” bullsh*t excuse and she smiles back and gives me the same “oh don’t worry about it…blah blah” bullsh*t. Now, I am not going to lie this kinda took my mood down a notch but she did nothing wrong, it was fair game and she made a good play. I am starting to get over it, but then she gets on the elevator and presses the “2” button. Totally confused, I scan for an oxygen tank, heart monitor, crutches or anything else that would keep this able person from using the stairs for just one floor. Nothing…Ding! we are at the 2nd floor already (surprise!) and she caps it all off by giving me the fake flight attendant “Have a good day!” and exits the elevator. I stood there in complete shock. Now, I can handle someone stopping the elevator and jumping on it, but not if it is for one floor. Nothing pisses me off more than people using the elevator to go up or down one floor. Now many would point out that I could take the stairs too. That is a valid point and sometimes I do, but I think we would all agree that climbing up six flights of stairs is a little different than one. I can break a sweat hiking to the sixth floor; you can’t even burn 3 calories walking up to the first! This should not be tolerated; it should be made into a law: Do not use the elevator for going up or down one floor unless you are physically unable to. Violation will result in a verbal beating as well as a mild shaking.

…and I ‘m done :-)