Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Real Celebrities


Paris! Not again!

No. That's her purse strap.

Guilty Pleasure

Go ahead, Make fun of me.

Idol Chatter

Well, here's a first . . . no one really stunk last night. I think it's going to be a popularity contest vote. So, who goes home? Is Simon right? Allison? That would suck. I thought she did a great job. But, what about the fan base? Is hers as strong as Kris'?

Based on last night's performance, I would have a hard time picking someone to go. I'll be very disappointed if it's Allison. I'd prefer Matt or Kris to go, but . . .

I don't have a good feeling about this.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Carrie Prejean vs Perez Hilton vs Principles

OK, yes. Carrie Prejean stuck to her principles. That alone is admirable. In a time of contentiousness and political correctness what she said was brave.

Or was it?

I understand that the conservatives are rallying, somewhat, around Carrie. She took a decidedly conservative view, and she's now defending herself against professional douchebag Prerez Hilton and a slew of liberal hollywood wackos.

For their part, Hollyweird is rallying around the gay marriage issue more than they are Perez himself. Still, I find it interesting that on the one hand the hollyweird crowd hates the paparazzi, critics, and bloggers, yet are all hugs and kisses when it's convenient.

For her part, Carrie has done well for herself. She doesn't seem to be the typical beauty bimbo. Vacant and void of any real talent or intellect. She's well spoken.

But, as much as I'd like to hop on the Prejean party train we're still talking about a woman who spent a lot of time preparing herself to compete in . . . a beauty contest! Again, of what real relevance is Miss America? The last several years have exposed many of these women to be nothing more than the typical attention whore looking for a quick path to fame. Carrie, clearly, has fake boobs. Unless someone knows of a medical condition she has that warranted them, I have no reason but to believe she got them to enhance the way she looked in a bikini . . . for the beauty contest.

See where I'm going?

Quick . . . who won the Miss America Pageant? I don't know, either.

What that idiot Perez did, was put miss Prejean on more headlines, in more conversations, and on more blogs than the actual winner of the pageant. Well played, Carrie. Well played.

Now, maybe she's the nicest person in the world and will use this opportunity in a positive vein. And if she does, I'll be the first in line to have my book autographed.

Until then, I can't help but be cynical.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

More Pirates Caught

Recently, a court in Sweden found 4 members of the Pirate Bay guilty of copyright infringement and sentenced them to a year in prison and fines them 3.6 million dollars. An appeal in imminent. Pirate Bay is website that allows users to find torrents that enable file sharing . . . but not through Pirate Bay.

That's the interesting, and troubling part. Pirate Bay doesn't actively participate in sharing files. They're really more of an online dating service. Hooking people up. They provide the means to find your match. What you do after that, well . . .

Still, the court decided that they were as culpable as those who share and download the files, and more difficult to prosecute, thus the ruling. It's seen as a huge victory for the movie industry as they blame revenue losses on file sharing technology and the evil people that use the technology.

Never mind that hollywood seems to be getting all their inspiration from comic books, and producers hire the like of Paris Hilton to be in their films . . . noooo.

So, the files sharers are doomed, right? Not so fast.

Turns out the judge who ruled in the case is a member of, not one, but two copyright organizations! Can you say conflict of interest?

"Every time I take a case, I evaluate if I consider myself having a conflict of interest. In this case I didn't find to have one," Norström told Sveriges Radio, the national Swedish radio network that first exposed the issue on Thursday morning.

Yeah, and the Pirate Bay is a vacation spot. Bring the family!

So, the case may be thrown out and re-tried. It may very well end up the same for the Pirate Bay founders, but it does delay sentencing. Maybe America will gain 4 swedish citizens.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sleeping with babies

This is one of those issues where I think it's easy to speak emotionally at first rather than rationally. Of course, we're talking about innocent little babies, so it is understandable. No baby should die a preventable death. Be it from neglect, stupidity, or both.

The recent deaths of two babies from being smothered in bed set off the usual discourse. Neglectful parents too lazy or stupid to put the baby where it belongs . . . in a crib. I find that a huge generalization.

Don't get me wrong. This may well be the case in one of the stories. In the most recent incident, the mother was sleeping with two others in the bed. One being the baby. If this was the usual arrangement, that's not too smart. Even if a person can't afford a crib, a baby will sleep just about anywhere. A bed with a soft mattress, thick heavy covers and fluffy pillows . . . plus two other people, is just inviting trouble for a baby.

But, the mother was 18 years old. I'm sure she just didn't know any better. That's not an excuse. But, given her situation (single parent) and the fact that she was so young, her baby's death was really a tragic accident. I'm sure she didn't intend for her baby to die. For all we know, she was a caring, loving mother in all other aspects of her baby's life.

Now, if it turns out she was a drunk, or a drug user, or in some other way a sub-standard mother, then the situation is different.

Fact is, people sleep with their babies. My wife and I did. Not often. Just every now and then. But, we knew there was a safe method of doing so.

The biggest problem, to me, is that this mother was too young thus ill equipped to care for two children. She's 18. Which means she got pregnant at 16 with her first. That's when this problem started. Not when she slept with her baby.

Problem is, this life lesson resulted in the death of an innocent baby.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today's Babe

As with the commercials, when I saw the Chrysler commercials with the new spokes babe, I had to find out who she is. It's Jill Wagner. Not much on the resumé, but enough to earn her babe status.

If she came with the car, I'd consider buying one.

Miss America

First, you know you're in trouble when a douchebag like Perez Hilton is a judge. More than that, though, isn't Perez unqualified to be a judge at a woman's beauty contest?

Whatever, it would seem Carrie Prejean lost her chance to become the next Miss America after sharing her honest opinion about gay marriage in a question from Perez Hilton. I don't have the exact quote, but the Miss America wannabe essentially answered that she didn't believe in gay marriage. Though one of the finalist, she lost. It's speculated she may have won had it not been for her answer. Hilton said afterward:

“She gave the worst answer in pageant history. She lost because she’s a dumb b—-, okay?”

A couple of thoughts.

First, I highly doubt douchebag Hiton has followed every pageant to know that Carrie gave the worst answer in history. No, it's simply that she gave an answer he didn't like. I thought the reasoning behind the questions was simply to see the contestant think on their feet. To come up with a quick response and word it intelligently. It goes toward poise. Hilton came out (pun intended) and admitted bias.

Another example of the more accepting, broader minded left.

Second, all that said . . . is the Miss America pageant relevant anymore? I mean, it's become a joke, and Perez Hilton being a judge is evidence of that. I respect Carrie for sticking to her principles but . . . come on, she's strutting around with her fake boobs, trying to look all pretty and perfect. Bleech! I have a low opinion of anyone participating in these pageants to begin with.

And now, it's become tabloid fodder.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Celebrity Idiots of the Day

Today features a three course serving of idiots.

First up, a guy I used to cheer on, Hulk Hogan. In a Rolling Stone interview, Hogan said:

"I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like OJ, cutting everybody's throat," he told the magazine. "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife ... I totally understand OJ. I get it."

I've actually felt a bit sorry for Hogan lately. His wife is a gold digging whore, his son is an idiot, and his daughter is a no talent skank riding on daddy's coat tails. Hogan's divorce has been very ugly, and it does seem as though he's getting the short end of things. Clearly, he ain't the brightest bulb, though. But, that's no excuse to be making the kind of remarks he did.

Our second course features Jamie Foxx. Well known for being egomaniacal, Foxx went off on Miley Cyrus on his Sirius radio show. According to several sources, after hearing about some feud Miley has with Radiohead he told her to "grow up and make a sex tape." and "Who is Miley Cryus? The one with all the gums? She needs to get a gum transplant!" and "little white b*tch" among other things. He's since apologized. Wonder if it was sincere . . . or had anything to do with a new movie coming out?

Lastly, the main course, and well known celebrity retard, Janeane Garofalo. She had this to say about the recent tea party and the people who attended, from the Washington TImes:

"Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House," she said on MSNBC's "The Countdown" with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."

Olbermann did not once try to challenge her on those assertions.

The actress went on to describe the brain size of typical "right-winger, Republican or conservative or your average white power activist."

"Their synapses are misfiring. ... It is a neurological problem we are dealing with," she said. This isn't the first time she's offered this analysis, either. Ms. Garofalo said similar things about Alaskan GOP Governor Sarah Palin's brain last February in an interview with an environmental blog.

The actress went on to bash the GOP on MSNBC Thursday because it had "crystallized into the white power movement" as well as Fox News, which she said has captured the "Klan demo[graphic]."

"Who else is Fox talking to? Urban older white guys and their girlfriends who suffer from Stockholm Syndrome," she said.

Demented, delusional, and completely devoid of any intellect . . . she is the poster girl for morons.

Are you full?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday SIlent E

Some thoughts on this occasion:

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

If youth knew; if age could.

Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.

By the time we've made it, we've had it.

By the time you decide to look for greener pastures, you're too old to climb the fence.

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Good reason to throw another party!

I'm sure the new dog is reason enough, but I was thinking more because of Obama's decision (tough thought it wasn't) to allow the Navy to do their job and rescue Captain Phillips from Somali hijackers. With quick precision, 3 pirates were "neutralized" while a fourth ran around screaming "Blow the whistle, ref. Blow the whistle!" (from Necessary Roughness).

So, here's to you (cue music) kickin ass and raising taxes commander in chief guy. Thanks to you, cognitive dissonance runs rampant in liberal circles today.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

TEA Party

I'm gonna try and make it, but it looks doubtful.

Happy Easter!

So, during our egg hunt, my daughter says she found an egg, but then drops it as it has no color to it. It was pretty well hidden. Likely one belonging to an Easter of some years ago.

I'm sure what happen next qualifies as torture in nearly any handbook on civil defense . . . the wife threw it on the ground to break it open! The smell was awful. Good thing we were done. I half expect the police to show up wondering where the dead body is.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ecomaniacal liberals

It takes a certain level of idiot to think they can, with any certainty, alter Mother Nature. Of the many beefs I have with the global warming zealots is that man, with as short of time we've been here, and as little space we actually occupy, has had any affect on earth's climate.

Sure, we can screw things up on a small scale. Rivers, lakes, forests, even big cities with their air pollution, are all clearly influenced by our being here. But, globally? No. Nothing we do can compare to the destruction nature itself can yield. Be it an earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricanes, natural forest fires, tornadoes, tidal waves . . . nothing.

Unfortunately, ecotards exist. While I'm not surprised, I am greatly dismayed that Obama, and the rest of his merry men, actually think they can control the Earth's climate through climate engineering. Actually, I'm more than dismayed, I'm frikkin' scared. It's one thing to rack up debt and destroy any hope for future generations. It's another thing to destroy the planet.

First, we're not the only ones here. Think other countries might want a say in this?

Second, it took several volcanic eruptions over the course of a decade to lower the temperature of the Earth about half a degree for about three years. Think of the magnitude of that. Do you really think we're capable of pumping that amount of particulate and sustaining it?

Third, you don't think there would be negative consequences to this?!?!?! What happens when another volcano decides to blow? Sulfates would be the particle of choice. What happens when it falls back to Earth? We have lots of particles in the atmosphere now. Some reflect the Sun's energy helping cool the planet. Some trap heat helping to keep the planet warm. Think adding more particulate might actually increase warming?

Fact is, no one knows what the consequences would be. This is beyond looney. It's dangerous. It is about as radical and irresponsible as an idea can be. But, you know Obama . . .

"Well, ha ha ha, you know, we can't just sit back and, umm we have to take the lead and ha ha ha, look at the humor of those, ummm, errr, look at how we got here, ummm, a big umbrella, really, and that's funny, ha ha ha, err we'll deal with the consequences, ha ha ha boy, maybe I could get a season named after me, ha ha ha."

Speaking of which, take the time and read this post about the arctic ice cores.

So, satellite data doesn't support warming, ocean robots don't support warming, empirical data doesn't support warming, and now the ice cores support what we've known all along, that the Earth warms and cools all on its own.

A Brave New World, people. A brave new world.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Little Johnny Bad Boy

Little Johnny was in most respects, a normal three year old little boy. But, he tended to get in to a lot of trouble. His parents called him rambunctious. Others weren't so kind.

One morning, little Johnny wanted to have some fun. During breakfast he threw food at his brother and sister, and poured his milk on the floor. While his mother cleaned up the mess he made, his father said "Johnny. You shouldn't do that. " and told him to be nice to his brother and sister. Johnny laughed and went to watch TV.

After breakfast was finished, and the mess cleaned up, the family joined little Johnny in the family room to watch TV. Johnny was already watching cartoons and was annoyed at the suggestion he would have to stop watching his shows because everyone else wanted to watch a movie. Johnny started crying and screaming when his father took the remote and changed the channel. Johnny tried to take the remote away from his father. But, at three years old, he wasn't big enough or strong enough to accomplish such a task.

"Johnny, please behave." his father said.

"Come sit down and watch the movie with us." his mother added.

The other siblings complained that it was too difficult to watch a movie with Johnny screaming so and wanted him out of the room (they would have liked him out of the house). But, mom and dad continued to try and console Johnny.

Suddenly, little Johnny started hitting the TV.

"Johnny, you shouldn't do that." father said.

Johnny ignored the suggestion and started pushing on the TV.

"Johnny, don't do that." mother said. "You will be punished if you continue."

Johnny has heard this threat before and nothing ever happened. So, he continued to push on the TV causing it to rock. Johnny wasn't strong enough to simply push the TV over. But with continued effort he could get the momentum of the TV to cause it to fall.

"Johnny, if that TV falls over I will be very mad." Johnny's father said.

"Johnny, please don't do that." Johnny's mother said.

Again ignoring his parent's request, Johnny continued to push on the TV until finally, with a loud crash, it fell to the ground.

Stunned, everyone fell quiet. A few pops were heard as the last sparks of life were emitted from the wreckage.

As there was no longer an TV to watch, the two other siblings left the room leaving their parents with Johnny.

"That was very naughty, Johnny." father said.

"We're very disappointed" mother said. "you will need to be punished."

Johnny stood quiet for a moment, then laughed and ran in to the other room.

So, what does Obama do now?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

What? You don't carry it anymore?

I love landscape lighting, and I hate it. When we put in our first system it was a bit ago. There wasn't much to choose from. Only a couple of styles, and everything was about 3 watts of light.

Of course, you can spend a lot of money on commercial lights that aren't low voltage and a more permanent install, but most people with budgets and no cleaning service don't do that.

Over the years, the product has evolved nicely. Metal styles, more decorative, and higher wattage lights are widely available. We replaced all of our lighting at one point. The metal units and higher wattage lights made a huge difference.

The problem is, it keeps changing!! Except for the common s tiered light, which my wife hates, every design changes every year. I can't get parts for the lights I have now! And I mean, not at all. Unless I find someone selling an old set.

I understand. You spend $69 to $120 for a set of 8 lights, or so, it's not going to be commercial quality. I get that. But, it's particularly annoying when just a year or two later you can't replace broken components. I'd opt for the common design as I don't want to replace the entire system only to have it discontinued a year later. But, when I tried that my wife virtually broke down crying.


Maybe I'll just hang white LED string lights in the trees.

More Obamaquette.

Can this guy be any more of a doofus? President Doofinschmirtz. I believe Mr. E alluded to the same.

Not only did he back away from a kiss from a FIrst Lady, he backed away from a former supermodel!! Not that he should have started humping on her leg or anything, but, come on. Mr. Smooth he ain't.

The best, though, is how he was mocked by John Crace of the Guardian News. Not surprising, Obama couldn't answer a tough question coherently. Crace did a great job filling in what surely must have been Obama's thoughts during his . . . well, I wouldn't call it an answer . . . more of a tap dance. Clealry he didn't know what he was talking about. Read that story here. It's a good laugh.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Lights out for Khamari Hardwick

"Butt reaming asshole" is how Keeanu put it in Parenthood.

The story of Khamari really hit me. I wasn't going to post about it, particularly after posting a light hearted piece on my movie choices, but I needed to vent.

If you're unfamiliar with the story, go here.

I can't imagine the terror this little boy went through his last few hours of life. When a child should be happy, goofing, laughing . . . innocent, he was being beaten. Beat up for what the, I hesitate to use the word father . . . shithead said was because he "made a real mess." Apparently he threw some toys around and knocked over a few chairs.

Well, let's just beat the tar out him, huh? A 3 year old! That should teach him.

After his beating, he was dragged to the bath. A loving gesture, I guess. After which, he was grabbed, flung around, and had his head smashed in to the wall.

Lights out.

Three years old . . . and done.

Shithead put him in bed. I guess going limp after having your head smashed in to the wall wasn't cause for concern.

It gets worse.

The female shithead shakes her baby so violently, because she's crying, she dies. Two months old. Also done.

Two kids. Just unlucky enough to be born to a pair of shitheads. Butt reaming assholes.

I'm against capitol punishment. But, I would make an exception for these two.

Caaan. Youuuu. Digiiiiiiiiit?

So, I come across some old DVD's. I see three titles I had to buy.

First one, Warriors. Pretty much the first movie for crazy man David Patrick Kelly, and one of the first for James Remar. Great movie. "Warriors . . . come out to plaaaayay!" Turns out that whole click the bottles together and taunt the Warriors was David's idea.

Second, and this one scared me at the time, Gargoyles. A TV movie, but I think I was . . . oh . . . 5 at the time. Yeah, that's it. Five. It also started a small gargoyle obsession, I've got them all over the place. Guess I don't want to piss them off. Although, they are for protection.

Lastly, Some Kind of Wonderful. After watching that movie, I had a thang for Mary Stuart Masterson for a bit. Cute movie. Corny. But fun to watch.

Good stuff for the library and a rainy day.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


C'mon! You can't tell me that if this were Bush giving the Queen an iPod, bowing to the King, Laura hugging the Queen, and Cheney saying the retarded things Biden is saying, that he wouldn't be skewered by the press. He would. But, since it's Obamination, and a leftcist, it OK to look like a buffoon to the entire world.

Obama will improve our image, alright. We're going to become the laughing stock.

Maybe Obarassed got his cues from Russell Brand.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Obama's iPod to the Queen

An iPod. Obama gave the Queen an iPod. Probably gave her a 120v charger for it, too.

It's been leaked that of the things on the iPod, was the scrolling text from his teleprompter telling him what to say when he met her.

That must of been embarrassing.