Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Say What?

David Sarnoff - "Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work."

Gilda Radner - "I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."

Carl Sagan - "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

Daniel J. Boorstin - "Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be."

Wendell Willkie - "Free men are the strongest men."

George Will - "Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues."

Anthony Burgess - "Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

Mary McCarthy - "We are the hero of our own story."

John Wooden - "Ability is a poor man's wealth.”

Vince Lombard - "Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."

Frank Lloyd Wright - "The truth is more important than the facts.”

The following are a Collection of Quotes from David Carradine, of Kung Fu and Kill Bill fame.

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."

"There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way."

[on his late friend and one-time co-star, Brandon Lee] "He was always giving 110%, and it produced a light in the eyes, which is what you look for in movies."

"Every day, at least six people will come up to me and say, "Your show ["Kung Fu" (1972)] changed my life"."

[reflecting on his lengthy acting career] "It's always seemed to me like a mission. A holy one, like the Blues Brothers. It's a marathon. You can't quit; even coming in dead last has honor. Quitting doesn't. Look, I had absolute faith in my future when I was starving in New York and no one believed in me besides me and my girlfriend. I'd be stupid to lose that faith after I've become a fucking icon. Oh, yes. And I love the work."

Monday, September 29, 2008

Dow Dropped 777 pts.?!

Eqivalent to $1.2 Trillion. Good thing John McCain suspended his campaign to handle this thing.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bo Fo Sho

This is an 18 year old who has signed a deal with Judd Apatow to write the 'Anti' High School Musical.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

If McCain/Palin win...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Big Day for Science

This morning some really smart guys in Europe will be colliding protons at 99.99 percent of the speed of light. They needed to build an underground tunnel 27 km in circumference to get them going fast enough. Physicists are saying this is the most important experiment to happen in the history of mankind. Basically, the collision will recreate an environment very similar to the one when the Big Bang happened billions of years ago. And some jabroni's are even complaining that tiny black holes will be created as a result and the world will end. We'll see.

Fuel to the Fire

from NFL.com:
(Sep 8, 2008 Adam Schefter)

"The mysterious Patriots keep getting more mysterious.

They brought in quarterbacks Chris Simms and Tim Rattay on Monday. Once they arrived, they were told the situation had changed and they no longer were needed.

So Simms and Rattay left Foxborough, Mass., without a workout or a contract.

The Patriots have to have something in the works — a trade, eyes on another quarterback, something. But the mystery surrounding the Patriots only intensifies."

This can only mean one thing: the Bus Driver is back.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

How I Got Mugged, by Skip Flanagan.

It was a day in a town in a place that happened to be a city. The night was young and full of possibility. The people were out and Skip Flanagan’s cell phone was hot with activity.

Some friends who drank hard wanted to party and Skip Flanagan knew he could keep up. After all, he trained with some of the most talented from a young age and continued his journey through a worldwide capital to hone his craft. He put on the freshest pair of jeans available and walked out of his bedroom.

Skip’s apartment was scarce looking. It looked like half the things inside had been moved out and indeed they had. Only days before, like a shadow, his roommate became his former roommate in a quick painless move out. Everything except for a gigantic dresser which was right in front of the door to the apartment. Skip laughed out loud to himself before departing with a slice of a baguette in his hand to eat on the way. An experienced man, Skip Flanagan.

The walk to the bar would have been nice, but instead Skip was escorted by vehicle. On the way to the bar Skip realized exactly what he was in for. Hard drinking. He also made crumbs fall all over the car as he ate his baguette causing the driver to swear many times in his direction. Skip swore back harder.

At the bar, a realistic place with stools and seats, Skip was immediately drinking. In an effort to show alpha he threw aside certain rules he had in favor of sticking to his morals. Drink for drink of hard liquor not mixed with anything. Commonly known as ‘shots’.

Suddenly, Skip Flanagan realized he had drunk his full. He implored the driver to take him home but was rebuffed. In another effort to show his alpha, as well as just how weird he was, Skip smiled to himself and walked out.

Skip Flanagan walked home from many blocks away. None of us know the details but we all know this story does not go well. It never goes well.

On the way he met a nice man who asked him for a cigarette. Skip didn’t have one for the man. The stranger began walking and talking with him. The conversation was good, not amazing, but good. For Skip it would do on a long, lonely, drunken stagger to his home.

Skip made many great points and also told many humorous stories. So did the stranger he was walking with. At some point in time a turn was necessary so Skip did. The man followed and about three steps later he grabbed Skip by the shoulder and punched him in the gut. Skip went down. Another man approached quickly and kicked Skip in the ribs while he was down. Skip struggled to breathe as he covered his head. He felt his wallet being taken from his back pocket and heard the sound of footsteps running away.

Skip stood up and continued home. Only two blocks later he ran into two cops who he explained the situation to. At one point Skip stopped the story and said, “I’m sorry, I’m a little drunk right now.” One of the cops responded with, “Yeah, we know.” Skip walked the rest of the way home shortly afterword determined to call and cancel all the cards from his wallet. He walked through the front door and directly into the dresser his former roommate had left behind. This caused Skip enough pain that he went back down on the ground. During the confusion of the pain he forgot the reason he had come home. After a drink of water directly from the tap Skip found his bed and went to sleep.

A few hours later Skip woke up with the mugging and his stolen wallet on his mind. He called and canceled all his credit and debit cards. The only charges were two small separate purchases at a Super America near the site of the crime.

The next day the cop’s called to tell Skip that the suspect had been caught trying to use his library card. They asked if he wanted to come down and identify the suspect in a lineup. Skip thanked the cops for their good work but declined the opportunity to identify the suspect in a lineup.

The Legend of...


Damian Marley



Monday, September 1, 2008

Bruce Bonner

Searching "Brooks Bollinger" on youtube is well worth it.

death watch/monday thoughts

Late last night I made a trip to Blockbuster to get the final disc of season 2 of The Wire (which is in my opinion among the best TV shows ever- check it out if you haven't seen it). And as I was walking out I saw INLAND EMPIRE on the shelves. I had just read an article mentioning this movie so I decided to get it. This film is done by the same guy who did Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr., so I had a general idea of what I was getting into. Then I watched it. The whole thing. And my challenge is to each of you to watch this movie uninterrupted the entire way through. It is quite a journey. But the second and most important point of this post is that Saturday the Minnesota Vikings cut Brooks Bollinger. Another great Viking field general has fallen and I thought he deserved at least a mention. That's all. Oh, that and the fact that, following my mugging this past Friday night, the police managed to recover only my Hennepin County library card. A police sergeant came to my apartment this morning and delivered it to me. Hopefully it wasn't used.