Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Frappr!

I've created a Frappr map for my friends.
Check out our Frappr!
I guess nobody noticed the link over on the left, so I am making a post about it to see if more of my friends will mark my map :)

See you next year!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Experts

Via http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/5181858
Fearless Prediction: Fort Worth Bowl CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted: 10 hours ago

Fort Worth Bowl
Kansas (6-5) vs. Houston (6-5)
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ET, Fort Worth, TX
Also: Keys and Analysis | GameTrax

There's always an extra tinge of excitement when non-traditional bowl teams get their chance in the spotlight. OK, so Kansas and Houston might not give you "the feelings," but this is the second bowl game for the Jayhawks since 1995, and the second for the Cougars since 1996. In other words, both teams will try and should put on a good, competitive show.

It'll be a good contrast in styles as Houston's 14th ranked offense looks to somehow penetrate KU's nasty defense. The Jayhawks don't have much of an offense, while the Cougars have a balance, sometimes explosive, attack.

Emphasis mine in this case. Lets examin the final score. Kansas 42, Houston 13. It would have really been bad news for Houston if KU actually had an offense!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

CHRISTmas(tree) Music Time

I've decided it's CHRISTmas(tree) music time. You can see what I've been listening to by visiting this webpage: http://www.last.fm/user/inabeanpod/.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Boo-Hoo's Down in Florida

Via The Drudge Report:

Blindfolded Santa Hanging From Noose At Home Upsets Neighborhood
POSTED: 8:44 am EST December 8, 2005
UPDATED: 12:07 pm EST December 8, 2005
A large blindfolded Santa hanging from a noose from a high tree in a man's yard has angered homeowners in a Florida neighborhood, according to a Local 6 News report.The Santa doll, which neighborhood children can easily see, was put up by homeowner Ron Stroia at his home located on 555 West 50th Street in Miami Beach, the report said.



Since the display was put in the tree, neighbors have called police to get it removed, but officers said there is nothing they can do because the homeowner is protected under the First Amendment, Local 6 News reported.
I think it's funny. It reminds me of when I lived, I think it was Lawton, Oklahoma, and there was this one house that up on their chimney come CHRISTmas(tree) time they would put up a decoration of Santa's feet sticking up. It was great! It looked like Santa did a header down the chimney and got stuck. So now lets sing...

The Chimney Song By Rivers Bob

There's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all night long.
well, i waited up for santa all xmas night
but he never came and it don't seem right.
and there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't make a sound,
but i wish you merry xmas.

there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is,
but it's been there all week long.
well the dog keeps barking up the chimney flue
and we don't know what we're gonna do.
cos there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't move around
and it's been a week since xmas.

there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all month long.
well, it's jammed up tight above the fireplace
now the house smells funny, such a big disgrace.
that there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't talk at all
and it's been there since last xmas.

there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all year long.
i'll been waiting up for santa like i did last year
but my brother says, he's already here...
and he's stuck up in the chimney
and he doesn't say a word
and he'll be there every xmas.
and we'll have him every xmas.
UPDATE:
Now It's Bleeding Rudolph Hanging From Tree...

Crazy Down in Florida

Christian nudists to build village in Florida
'You can admire beauty, but lust is wrong'
--Columbia News Service


So, what, you get kicked out if you have an erection? When you have the 3 B's (Boobies, Butts and Balls) you'll get the fourth B (Baby-making) in no time!

I'm a Christian, but I have to "be nude all the time" is different than "smoke pot all the time" or "have gay sex all the time" or "look at porn all the time" how? A sin is a sin is a sin no matter how much you enjoy it or how good it makes you feel.
  • 1Co 6:18 - Show Context
  • Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
  • Ge 3:7 - Show Context
  • Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
  • Ge 3:10 - Show Context
  • And he said, I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

We've Got Snow!

We've got snow! Maybe I'll post some pics later... if the snow starts sticking in the trees. It was mostly powder when I was coming in to work. Here's some accuweather.com yummy-ness for you:
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY.

DOPPLER RADAR AND OBSERVER REPORTS INDICATED THAT MODERATE TO
OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE KANSAS CITY
METROPOLITAN AREA SOUTH THROUGH BUTLER AND MOUND CITY. SNOWFALL
ESTIMATES OF 3 TO 4 INCHES ARE COMING OUT OF THE MOUND CITY AND
PAOLA AREAS IN KANSAS...WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES REPORTED IN KANSAS CITY.

CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THIS EVENING ACROSS WESTERN
MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS AS STILL MORE HEAVY SNOW IS EVIDENT ON
RADAR MOVING NORTH THROUGH SOUTHEAST KANSAS. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OVERNIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 3 TO 4 INCHES.
THE DRY NATURE OF THE SNOW IS MAKING IT VERY EASY FOR THE WIND TO
BLOW IT AROUND. THIS WILL READILY REDUCE VISIBILITIES THROUGHOUT THE
NIGHT...AFFECTING EVENING DRIVING. SNOWFALL TOTALS BY THURSDAY
MORNING COULD RANGE FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES
.





Of coarse we can't be out done by those crazy people down in Florida:

Suspect was 44-Year Old American Citizen...
American Airlines Flight 924 from Medellin, Colombia...


MIAMI: PASSENGER SHOT DEAD AFTER THREAT


Anyone wanna guess where I found this crazy example of the daily life down in FL?

If you're thinking of marrying

Via World Net Daily

  1. Is the person your best friend or at least becoming so?
  2. This is probably the single most overlooked question among couples, especially young ones.
  3. Aside from sex, do you enjoy each other?
  4. This sounds trite, but enjoying each other may actually be the single most important characteristic of a happy marriage.
  5. Is there chemistry between the two of you?
  6. As essential as being best friends and enjoying each other are, there should be a physical component to your relationship. Dating for marriage is not an interview for a platonic best friend. Nearly always, a woman who dates a man who meets the criteria listed here can grow to find him sexually attractive. If that were not the case, the majority of men would never attract a woman. There are very few men who turn heads. Most men become physically attractive to a woman thanks to other masculine qualities they possess.
  7. Does the person have a number of good friends and at least one very close friend of the same sex?
  8. It is a bad sign if the person you are thinking of marrying does not have good friends (including of long duration) of the same sex. Something is very wrong. This alone should rule out the person from consideration. A woman who cannot hold female friends and a man who cannot hold male friends have issues that will probably sink your marriage.
  9. How does the person treat others?
  10. Watch how he or she treats waitresses, employees, family members and anyone else he/she comes into contact with. I promise you how the person treats others now is how this person will treat you later.

Here's a linky to the first 5 questions and answers: If you're thinking of marrying, part 1

Sunday, December 04, 2005

kablooie

Thanks to Fark.com I now have something to show off this coming 4th of July!
Words cannot begin to describe the awesome eruption that is created from adding Mentos candies to a 2-liter bottle of soda. The eruption is enormous...
See the party video.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Random Stuff

Just a collection of random thoughts that I should have post long ago in a galaxy far far away.

Date 9/4/05
Time 1:43 AM
$2.949 per Gallon

Date 11/30/05
Time 3:30 PM$1.849 per Gallon

Date 12/3/05
Time Right Now!
$1.999 per Gallon

Gas prices went up again. At least its a bout a buck less than a few months ago.

Madly in love? It'll pass soon enough

In Cutting Edge

Molecules that spawn powerful love emotions decrease after a year, researchers say.
Idiots! That's not love. Not even close. This is LUST/INFATUATION. This is what people think "love" feels like. But love isn't a feeling. It's a choice, an action. Not something you can fall into for a year and then poof it's gone. *shakes head


I got bored/inspired friday morning.
DSC_2691DSC_2680DSC_2678DSC_2662DSC_2641DSC_2627

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

WFTV.com - News - Man Arrested After Puppy Found Buried Alive In Yard

WFTV.com - News - Man Arrested After Puppy Found Buried Alive In Yard: "ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- An anonymous tip led animal control officers to a shocking case of animal cruelty. A puppy was found buried alive in a yard near New York Avenue and 192 in St. Cloud. Osceola County Animal Control said they had never seen anything like this."


They are crazy down there in Florida.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Microsoft to Mac users: Ditch Explorer

Found Via Cnet.com
...doing a search for the words "msn explorer mac" and seeing msn.com as the second item, with this text: "If you are using Internet Explorer for Mac, we recommend that you use another browser to have an optimal experience on MSN."
Interesting.... ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Flickr Image 100_1441.JPG

Now that's HOT! ;)

This is always the hardest part of a post...

...that and the fact that spelling is involved to some degree or another. :\

Anywho, my friends from Canada and England have made it here ok. Now my brother just needs to make it through Atlanta in a few days. Then we can have a big old party on the plaza! A fun time will be had by all as long as it doesn't rain!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Foreign Girlfriends

I was asked today why I had not commented on my blog about my two "Foreign Girlfriends" who, along with their husbands, are coming to Kansas City over the Thanksgiving holiday. I guess I hadn't thought it important to let the world wide web know that I'll soon be facing an extensive anle probe from two different directions at the same time. I mean who really wants to know that I'll be getting twice the grief for never having asked a girl to be my girlfriend? Well, now that I've given it some thought, perhaps you would like to join in on the fun. Three, four, five times the grief... whew! It's a crazy world we live in. Perhaps even now the girls are trading email, or perhaps psychick mind communications planing strategy's to "help" me achieve the same marital bliss that they have, and I should have, according to them, long ago, been blessed with. Now these girls are not afrade to tell me how it is. No sir, they won't beat around the bush (they will beat me upside the head with reckless abandon though). I'm sure to get it from both barrels as they never miss a shot.

Ah well, so goes the life of the single man who's not about to let himself end up with the next not so attractive completly desperate girl who comes along. ;)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

But he could have said...

Found via The Drudge Report.

New Bond: I hate guns
By This is London
25 October 2005

Daniel Craig will have a problem playing the new James Bond - because he hates guns.

The actor will wield 007's famous Walther PPK in the movie Casino Royale.

But he revealed in OK! magazine: "I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
Here are some other absurd things he could have said.

"I hate thermonuclear wepons. Thermonuclear wepons are used to melt people and as long as they are around, people will melt each other.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a thermonuclear wepons wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Thermonuclear wepons have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."


"I hate sticks. Sticks are used to beat the crap out of people and poke them in the eyes and as long as they are around, people will beat the crap out of each other and have thier eyes poked out.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a stick wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Sticks have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."


"I hate city buses. City buses are used to flatten people and as long as they are around, people will flatten each other.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a cith bus flatten someone and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Buses have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."


"I hate Lightning. Lightning is used to be-zap people and as long as they are around, people will be-zap each other.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a lightning wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Lightning has a nasty habit of finding its target and that's what's scary about it."


"I hate people with handguns. People use handguns to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. People who shoot bullets from handguns have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."


"I hate cracks in the sidewalk. Cracks in the sidewalk are used to trip people and as long as they are around, people will trip.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen person trip and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Cracks in the sidewalk have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."


"I hate Main Stream Media. The MSM is used to scare people and as long as they are around, people will be scared and lied to.

"That's a simple fact. I've seen the MSM make up lies and call it the news just to scare people into doing what they want and it was a mess. It was on the telly and it scared me. The MSM has a nasty habit of finding their target, makeing stuff up and lying about it and that's what's scary about it."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Astros second baseman Craig Biggio's wife was slapped by a male fan in Chicago

Via Foxsport.com
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has apologized after Astros second baseman Craig Biggio's wife was slapped by a male fan in Chicago.

The incident happened Sunday night in the stands at U.S. Cellular Field, where the White Sox beat Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.
Well now thats no supprise. The Thugsox fans are Thugs. If they can't get onto the field to beat the crap out of a base coach, they move on to the opposing teams wife's. That's low.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX CATCHER CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Found via Fark.com
When you are a high-profile MLB player who also happens to be married and have a brand-new baby daughter... ...you might consider not having your picture taken multiple times while slobbering all over random hotties at a Baltimore-area meat market.
You see why I call them Thugsox?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Good Advice for Thugsox Thugs

#17 should have been listed 23 times, not just once.
17. Whatever you do, no matter how many beers you have, no matter how well or how poorly the White Sox are playing -- and this one is key -- DO NOT RUN ONTO THE FIELD LIKE AN IDIOT AND TACKLE THE OPPOSING BASE COACH. Thanks to the work of a couple of degenerates over the past few seasons, here is America's knee-jerk reaction whenever something comes up about White Sox fans: "Oh, yeah, they're the ones who like to run onto the field and beat up opposing coaches like Kansas City's Tom Gamboa."

PS - Thugsox Thug = Whitesox Fan = Thugsox Thug.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind

I've been given a homework assignment, read The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind by Relient K and report back what I learned. As the back of the book says "This is a book about girls, for girls--written by some boys."

If the name of the book sounds a bit familar that because it comes from the end of a Relient K song Mood Rings, which I have quoted below.
Mood Rings, Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do, Relient K
Mood ring oh mood ring
Oh tell me will you bring
The key to unlock this mystery
Of girls and their emotions
Play it back in slow motion
So I may understand the complex infrastructure known as the female mind
...heh... that was terrible!
So check back often to see what I learn, or don't learn ;)

Update: I'm about half way through the book now. I've learned so far is that this book is for high school students. Thus nothing in this book will apply to me. Relient K has a wonderful sence of humor and I can see why a certian someone had a certian someone else have me read the book as part of their homework assignment.

Update: Finished! Done! Compete! The book has been read. Every girl is exactly as described or not at all like described or somewhere inbetween... no if and or but's about it. That's how every easy to identify group clasification read. And that's no help at all. It's like eneding every statement of fact with "then again I could be wrong... you never know." Maybe I should have known when they started with the following:
If you are reading this, you might be laughing to yourself and thinking that we have lost our minds. 'Relient K writing a book about girls? That's insane.' And you would be right. Sort of right, but not really. We might be insane, or we might not...
I think the book was probably written to plug their new album mmhmm which came out the same year as the book, 2004. ;)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

C. E. Townsend


     Clarence E. Townsend, 96, of Cozad, Nebraska, died September 27, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born on July 20, 1909 in Wanette, Oklahoma, to William T. and Laura (Fraker) Townsend.

     On March 7, 1934 he was married to Oma Teague. She preceded him in death on April 29 1971.

     On October 12, 1985 he married Mary Rousselle. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2001.

     Mr. Townsend was a minister for 37 years for the Church Of The Nazarene. After his retirement he served as a supply Pastor for a number of area churches until recently.

     Clarence was a resident at the Beverly Square Assisted Living in Cozad for three years.

     Survivors: One Granddaughter: Alexis (Kirk) Soller McNeal of Kearney. One Great Granddaughter: Lauren Soller McNeal of Kearney. Son-In-Law: Jack Soller of Gothenburg. Two Step Sons: George (Reva) Whitley of Greeley, Colorado and Paul (Barbara) Whitley of Sioux City, Iowa.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, three daughters; Donna Jean Soller in 1999, Cecelia Ann born at rest in 1948 and Linda Kay who died 8 days after birth in 1946.

C. E. became my Great Grandfather when he married my Great Grandmother Mary when I was 7 years old. He was a part of my life for 20 years. This world is a lesser place with out him.

Save a slice of pie for me in Heaven Grandpa!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

It's a nice day for an iPod wedding

First of all lets congratulate Alorie Gilbert, Staff Writer, CNET News.com, for spelling "iPod" correctly. I don't know why but it's really starting to bug me when I see iPod spelled "IPod" or "Ipod" or "ipod". "IPOD" IS ACCEPTABLE WHEN THE HEADLINE IS ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, as I just demonstrated. Now on to the article.
As a bride-to-be, Jessica Spence was taking extra care to note the details at a friend's wedding recently.

One thing that stood out to her was an idle-looking DJ who hit a few buttons on his laptop and appeared to take the rest of the night easy.

"I swear to god, the DJ was playing Solitaire throughout the dinner and cocktail hour," Spence noted in an online forum at wedding-planning site TheKnot.com. "It seems sort of silly to pay someone a lot of money to sit at a laptop and put on songs when we can do the exact same thing."

With their confidence in wedding DJs dented, Spence and her fiance are counting on their iPod to provide the musical entertainment at their wedding reception in Minneapolis later this month. They're among a growing number of couples making personal music players a central part of their big day.
Two good ideas here. 1) Go to a wedding or to, take notes on what you liked and didn't like so you have a good idea what you want when your big day comes along. 2) Use an iPod not some other iRipOff MP3 player.
Saving money obviously isn't the only motivation. Many couples view their wedding music as an opportunity to express themselves and put a personal stamp on their event. A digital-music player seems to set a more relaxed tone, too, one bride-to-be said.

"I think it will really add to the feel of the night not being so staged," said Emily Mighdoll, who is planning to use an iPod at her wedding next year in Delray Beach, Fla. "There's music, but no one will be telling us what to do the whole night. It's also sort of neat being able to control a piece of how the party goes."

Heh. Getting hitched in Florida eh? Just remember they are crazy down there, although the wedding I went to in Orlando wasn't bad at all. Leave it to Florida to through you for a loop.

"My fiance is definitely an audiophile and has tons and tons of music--anything we'd want a DJ to play and more," she said. "He's definitely selecting the playlists." (Mighdoll, however, said she's retaining veto power over the song selection.)
Ahhh... The whole reason for this post! This my friends is 100% confirmation of my theory that the only say the guy has in his wedding is "Will you marry me?" Which is always followed by a concerned face on his bride to be. To which the remedy is pulling out the diamond encrusted engagement ring bribe. To which the face of the bride to be lights up and she happily says yes. Now that the engagement is official, the guy no longer has any say in Who (is in his wedding), What (kind of tux's/dress's/colors/ect.), Where (the wedding will take place) and When (the wedding will take place). Yes that's right, 100% confirmation.

But do-it-yourself wedding music is not as simple as it might sound. For one thing, most couples find that they need to borrow or rent a sound system, including speakers, amplifiers, cables and a microphone. Rental costs can easily exceed $100.
Maybe, but that's not been my experience. You see I played the music at a friends wedding, right from my PowerBook. Just ran it through the sound system in the room were the reception was taking place. I guess renting the church may have cost more than $100, but the do-it-myself wedding music was very simple. But then iTunes is very simple.

Couples may also want to ask a trusted friend or family member to play MC and manage music transitions from dinner to dancing. Others advise using a laptop to sidestep some of pocket-size players' limitations, such as some iPods' 2- or 3-second pause between songs. Backing up music to a CD in case of a technical malfunction is also not a bad idea.
This is interesting. Could it be that the iPod is so popular that its now being used in the generic to describe all MP3 players? I'm testing my iPod to see if there really is a 2- or 3-second pause between songs, which I don't recall and after listening to a few songs, don't hear. Slight pause maybe, but not in the 3 second range. I'm not sure if I like the generic use of "iPod" when referring to some other iCrapTastic MP3 player that's impossible to use and has 3 second delays between songs.

Music selection can also be tricky, a former radio DJ writes on IndieBride's online forum. "From a DJ's perspective, the music is not for you," she writes. "You are not playing your favorite songs. You are playing songs people want to hear and that people want to dance to."

She recommends sticking to crowd pleasers like "YMCA" by the Village People and "Whip It" by Devo.

That's an interesting though. As I've been to several weddings recently it seems to me that the main point of the wedding is for the bride and groom to entertain their guests with a second very minor point being the actual getting married. So when it's suggested that the DJ play music for the guests not the bride, it makes sense. But then it is her big day and she has veto powers over everything so that DJ better play her favorite love songs or else its her high-heeled shoe through his neck (which by the way would be rather entertaining, thus the whole point of a wedding).

Professional DJs say all of this detail is too much for most amateurs to handle. That's why the technology isn't putting any DJs out of business, said Jim Tremayne, editor of DJ Times magazine.

"A good, experienced, professional mobile DJ will offer more than music selection," Tremayne said in an e-mail interview. "That DJ will offer the timing that an iPod can't. He'll do introductions. He'll play the music at the exact time that you want. He'll offer the expertise of someone who's done this hundreds of times."

Or he'll just sit and play solitaire while collecting his $600 ;)

PS

If you are looking for a wedding photographer check out excelsiorphoto.com. Aside from entertaining your guests and signing the paperwork, photos are the most important part of your special day. Make sure you get a good photographer, because pictures are forever.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Rebel Against the System

Rock band shows fans how to crack DRM

'Heavy hearted' musician publishes digital rights management workaround

Ken Young, vnunet.com 19 Sep 2005
A rock musician has expressed anger at digital rights management (DRM) technology after hearing complaints from fans who are having difficulty importing his group's songs to programs like iTunes.
My reaction: Cool!
Speaking on a music forum, Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "My heart is heavy with this whole copy-protection thing.

"We were horrified when we first heard about the new copy-protection policy that is being implemented by most major labels, including Sony (our own label), and immediately looked into all our options for removing this from our new album.

"Unfortunately, this is the new policy for all new major releases from these record companies. It is heartbreaking to see our blood, sweat and tears over the past two years blurred by the confusion and frustration surrounding this new technology.

My reaction: Where did my socks go? (as in did I just read that Switchfoot would prefer no
DRM because that would totally blow my socks off)

As far as DRMed CD's go, if you don't like 'em boycot and don't buy 'em. The old boycot will get Sony right where it hurts... the pocketbook. Just go buy Switchfoot's new album, Nothing is Sound, on iTunes just to rub it in Sony's nose too! ;)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Blame Bush? Na, just laugh at those who do

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/14/D8CK94T07.html
The Nation's Top 10 Natural Disasters
Sep 14 5:13 PM US/Eastern

disasters.

1. Galveston (Texas) Hurricane, 1900, estimated 8,000 deaths

2. Great Okeechobee Hurricane in Florida, 1928, estimated 2,500-plus

3. Johnstown, Pa., Flood, 1889, estimated 2,200-plus

4. Louisiana Hurricane, 1893, 2,000-plus

5. South Carolina-Georgia Hurricane, 1893, 1,000-2,000

6. Great New England Hurricane, 1938, 720

7. San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, 700

8. Georgia-South Carolina Hurricane, 1881, 700

9. Tri-State Tornado in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, 1925, 695

10. Labor Day Hurricane that hit the Florida Keys, 1935, 405

___

Source: Rusty Pfost, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Let me see if I've got this right... hurricane's in 1935, 1881, 1938, 1893, 1928, 1900, a tornado in 1925, an earthquake in 1906 and a flood in 1889 are all President Bush's fault because he is the sole reason for global warming in the world. How can someone not yet born be responcible for Natural, as in NOT man made, Disasters that have obviously been happening for a long long time be responcible for Natural Disasters that happen now?

Liberals sure can be quite entertaining when they lash out before putting any thought into what they are saying. Maybe that's why so many liberals are entertainers... modern day court jesters?
Here's a list of all known category 5 Atlantic hurricanes since records began in 1886, all President Bush's fault.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fark Florida

Florida makes Fark a lot. I mean a lot. So much that the crazies down there get their own button! That right there should tell you something.

For fun lets see how many times Florida makes Fark in the month of August.

  1. Man invents remote-controlled robot to imprint advertising logos onto baseball fields, find Sarah Connor before game time

  2. Florida considers raising speed limit to 75 mph. Farmer's markets quiver with fear

  3. Bat flies into car, bites woman. Waiting to see if she turns into superhero or vampire

  4. Regardless of how upset you are with the tax assessors, threatening them with anthrax is unlikely to reduce your bill

  5. Man arrested after lying about killing hitchhiker in hopes that it would end his marriage

  6. Police receive tip that there's a house in the neighborhood with possible drug activity, are also warned of "maniacal monkeys in its backyard"

  7. Eighty-year-old woman wants to reclaim world Qbert championship title

  8. Twelve-year-old girl sentenced to 10 years. Mom says she's gonna blow up the #@%$ courthouse

  9. Woman discovers her overgrown garden has been fined $35 per day for code violations... since 1999. Current total: $73,000

  10. Florida State to sue NCAA over right to keep name "Seminoles."

  11. Police said they found a 9 mm pistol and a bag containing ammunition in the wreckage. Speedometer frozen on 134 mph

  12. Florida's biggest electric utilities mistakenly sent a shipment of nuclear waste to a farm pasture. Well, that would explain the glowing cows

  13. Thieves steal three-foot Humpty Dumpty from wall. All the king's horses and all the king's men quickly being assembled

  14. Bad: Putting fake blue flashing light on dashboard and pulling over random car. Worse: Random car turns out to be driven by undercover policemen. Worst: Leaving cocaine on center console while doing it

  15. Homeless people object to city redevelopment plan that calls them "vagrants" and "transients." Bums, hobos and winos considered as alternates

  16. Hundreds of truckers block Florida turnpike to protest high gas prices. BJ McKay unavailable for comment

  17. Sushi fundraiser held to raise money for aquarium

  18. Radio station has people dressed as convicts running around the freeway, asking for rides. What could possibly go wrong?

  19. County to build bridge over congested area, charge toll for those who don't want to wait at traffic lights

  20. Florida leads the nation in Taser-related deaths


  21. Woman takes four-month-old son out drinking in a bar, eventually passes out with infant in parking lot after getting kicked out


  22. Financially troubled county agency foots $4,000 bill to send low-income seniors to Disney's House of Blues for a concert


  23. Hotel owner bitchslaps developer; or developer bitchslaps hotel owner. Sixty witnesses sure to provide conflicting stories


  24. State tourist board to retire its "FLA USA" brand because "USA" invokes negative opinions from foreign customers and "FLA" invokes ridicule


  25. Man, 84, arrested for drive-by shooting


  26. Shelter kills dog despite microchip identifying it and calls from owner to claim it. Animal services director says, "I have no excuse"


  27. Ricky Williams forgets his playbook in hotel room. Maid returns it, notices Cheetos and Ho-Ho stains all over it


  28. Animal-control officers in Florida surrender, say wild iguana population has won. Residents who report finding "Jurassic Park in my toilet" not amused


  29. Tampa museum breaks attendance record with cadaver exhibit. Museum officials unsure whether the bodies are meant to be part of the exhibit, or are merely elderly Floridians who dropped dead while visiting


  30. Crocodile in alligator-infested water terrifies Key West swimmers


  31. Passengers stuck on casino boat in Gulf of Mexico nearly 24 hours. Finally disembark exhausted and penniless


  32. Deputy resigns after giving stranded crack addict a lift to the gas station -- among other Fife-like blunders


  33. Dwight Gooden throws Tampa police a curveball during a traffic stop -- now they're striking back with a felony arrest warrant


  34. Katrina and the Waves to perform smash hit in Florida this weekend


  35. Congratulations to Tropical Storm Katrina on being promoted to Hurricane status


  36. Even if you are the brother of the deceased, it's still a good idea to wear a shirt and to not stab people at his wake


  37. Man successfully holds his own against Disney World by placing giant plastic tyrannosaurus rex next to interstate


  38. Girl meets Saudi prince at college. Saudi prince falls for girl. Girl uses Saudi prince's Boeing 727 to smuggle cocaine from Columbia to Paris. It's a classic love story


  39. Daytona Beach police crack down on people who leave cars running while buying coffee. $71.50 ticket costs almost as much as wasted gas


  40. Floridians swarm gas stations after getting bogus email telling them stations are running out of fuel and shutting down


40 times in 31 days. There's something not normal about that. Crazy I tell you, crazy.




Links found on Fark.com

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Durrr...

The PodBomb is back up... somewhat. I can't upload new and improved files. What the? Hey now! They told me it was fix! And I believed them when I could see my page online. But something ain't right 'bout this!

Opened a ticket online with the support group and got a responce back that "The issue on your server connection has been resolved you should be able to connect using your Dreamweaver program or the Control Panel." So I decided to fix a booboo I found, but could not. 550 error again.

Ok no more email, its time to play dirty and use the "Live Chat" feature! (Brew-HA_HA!! [evil supervillan laugh]) So next I got to sit through about half an hour of being told I'm up real soon.
Thank you for contacting Globat Support. A support agent will assist you shortly. You are number 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 3 minute(s) and 47 seconds
So who do I get on the Live Chat? My buddy "james" who had recently emailed telling me that he was able to upload to my account and that it worked just fine on his end. So now the fun starts... how to convince the already convinced that there really is something goofed up.
james: I saw your ticket
james: I just tried and we are able to uplosd to it
Inabeanpod: to the httpdocs directory?
james: Yes
Great. He thinks its working. Hmm... I'll believe it when I see it. I'll find out where he uploaded and what he uploaded. If I can find it, which I doubt, then the problem is possibly on my end where no changes were made (thus the problem probably isn't on my end).
Inabeanpod: which file did you upload?
james: I uploaded a 1.html file there before
Huh? Now why would he upload a file over the top of one of mine? That don't make no sence! This is not good. I can see file 1.html. Maybe he really did upload it. *Half-dim lightbulb pops on* I fire up http://inabeanpod.com/1.html in my favorite web browser and what do you know, its not his. It's mine! There's no way in the world that he would upload the exact same file that I already had there. *Lightbulb pops on* He tried to upload a file and he sees mine. Get him to upload a file, not named the same as one of mine, like 11.html, and see how he reacts when it doesn't go (Brew-Ha-Ha!! [evil supervillain laugh]).
Inabeanpod: Can you upload a file called 11.http?
james: Do you mean .html?
Inabeanpod: oops, yeah
james: I'll upload pne please wait
Sometime later...
james: Now it doesn't work
james: hmmm
james: I'll forward your support ticket to our system admins
Sweet! Progress! Victory is nearly at hand!
james: I just escalated your ticket to our system admins
james: It seems that it's still on read only
Inabeanpod: ok. will I keep the same ticket number?
james: Yes
Inabeanpod: Cool beans. Thanks for you help James.
james: You are welcome and have a good day!
All's well that ends well... especially if they get my account corrected and let me upload files agian! The directories under the one set as read only seemed ok, lets hope they don't get goofed up now as this gets corrected :)

Friday, August 26, 2005

El Bustoed

Not sure if I spelled "bustoed" right or not. Anyway, don't go here: inabeanpod.com, because its broken! El bustoed! 404ed! Now I know this post wont make any sence once whatever is wrong has been fixed, but until then... yeah. Don't know when it went down the digital toilet though. Have noticed my bravenet.com stats tracker was showing a flatline for my webpage, but nice normal stats for my . Didn't think too much of that. Noticed my sig banner not showing up on pegasusgalaxy.com, didn't think much of it. Noticed my backgrounds on my xanga.com thingy not showing up, thought my loyal webpage viewers had used all my bandwidth for the month. Tried to look at my nifty flickr.com badge on the aboutme.html page, but nada. Thought that's not cool and tried, inabeanpod.com... 404. Hmm... ping inabeanpod.com... nope not gonna happen. Oh well. bruiseing things happen.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bruised Heel Bone

I bruised my heel bone a couple weeks ago. I knew right away something was not good when it happened. Said to myself "that's not good. Hope its not broken!" Then I knew it wasn't broken because I didn't pass out, which has happened on the last two broken bones. My next thoughts were to hope that it was a bone bruise and not ripped and torn ligaments, tendons and cartilage. When I was able I put ice on my foot and started taking painkillers, but after four days it was not better, I went to the doc. X-rays confirmed no breaks and the Doc said about the only thing I can do is take painkillers and put ice on it until it's better. Anyway now I walk like I'm a "lame duffer" and I wonder if I will remember how to walk like a normal person if it gets all the way better.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Lost in Africa

Found this tid bit on the local rock station, 98.9 the Rock, webpage:
Lost in Africa
System of a Down are teaming up with Amnesty International to call for the release of 30-year-old Christian evangelical church singer Helen Berhane, who currently is being detained in the African nation Eritrea. The band has booths set up supporting her cause on its current North American tour. "I've been a member of Amnesty for a long time and I appreciate what Amnesty does," says System singer Serj Tankian.
AIUSA Action Center
I tried to match the tid bit as best I could... I guess any band or singer gets bolded ::shrugs:: What I find odd is that they are working to get a Christian freed. Who would have thunk?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Globat's Cool!

Just got the following in my email:
Dear Inabeanpod,

Have you ever had a day where you woke up late because your alarm clock ran
out of battery that night? Then you notice that your favorite shirt is at
the dry cleaner, right before you have to call your neighbor for help
because your car wouldn't start? Well, at Globat.com today was one of those
days!

We sincerely apologize for flooding you with emails; some customers received
as many as 10 from us today. After years of loyal service our mailing list
system decided to adopt an attitude and, before we could even notice, some
of our customers received our "50% Off up to 4 additional hosting packages"
(https://order.globat.com/50pct.pl?b91289f21f41c77b04fead04f4f7a101)
email up to 10 times. Talk about annoying, given the amount of email most
of you are probably already receiving.

While we strive to make a lasting impression on our customers, that was
certainly the wrong way to do it! Once again, please accept our humble
apology for this mishap. We will take all necessary steps to ensure this
will not happen again.

Best regards,

Ben R. Neumann
President & CEO
www.globat.com
They goofed up and then fessed up to it! How cool is that?!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Nasty!

I've never liked belly button piercings. I never will. They are very unattractive and rank up there with other things that turn me off like tattoos, smoking, drinking and cursing. Any of those four thing will definitely disqualify a girl from my interest.

Now for your reading pleasure I'd like to present Another Reason to Not Pierce You Belly Button or How to Be a Bad Parent:
BOSTON -- A 13-year-old was in critical condition and her mother faced criminal charges Monday for failing to get medical help after the girl's attempt to pierce her own belly button caused a severe infection lasting weeks.

By the time Deborah Robinson's daughter was taken to the hospital last week, the former middle school track runner weighed about 75 pounds and was near death, authorities said.
NASTY!

Here's another story about it from Boston.com: Illness 'got out of hand,' lawyer says

Oops! The Bible is Right... Again!

Here's the full text from the current Drudge Report flash (I'm posting it this way because the flash wont be up forever).
Biblical Pool of Siloam Is Uncovered in Jerusalem
Tue Aug 09 2005 00:09:33 ET

Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the old city of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.

The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is ``a much grander affair'' than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, according to Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archeology Review, which reported the find Monday.

``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''

A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.

The discovery puts a new spotlight on what is called the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a trip that religious law required ancient Jews to make at least once a year, said archeologist Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa, who excavated the pool.

``Jesus was just another pilgrim coming to Jerusalem,'' he said. ``It would be natural to find him there.''

The newly discovered pool is less than 200 yards from another Pool of Siloam, this one a reconstruction built between A.D. 400 and 460 by the empress Eudocia of Byzantium, who oversaw the rebuilding of several Biblical sites.

Developing...
Why doubt what the Bible says? It's always right. I'd think you would have caught on by now.
``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''
Umm... Duh!
A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.
Umm... Duh!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

KUTV: 8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter

KUTV: 8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter: "8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter"


A classic case of Jail Bait. If if the girl is younger than 18, its the guys fault no questions asked.

In this case the guy happened to be under 18 too, but he was still a guy, so no questions asked because he is obviously a perverted child molester pedophile.

This creates a problem. How does a guy find out how old a girl is with out asking the #2 most never ask a girl question: How old are you?

Well, I don't know. So I pretty much don't talk to girls because I don't want to go to jail.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

DigiPix

The fierce competition in the digital photography marketplace has prompted online photo service Shutterfly to find a way to lure customers: exclusive Web pages for storing and sharing pictures.

Dubbed Shutterfly Collections, the service lets customers create a maximum of two Web addresses that will be hosted on the company's Web site. The Web pages have a personalized URL and can store an unlimited number of photo albums, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said Thursday.
Found on Cnet

Thats enought to snag me! I just signed up to see what this is all about. A couple things that caught my eye -- I use a program called Jalbum to create the photo gallery on my webpage. The skin I use links my photos to Shutterfly so you can print copies of my images if you are brave enough to make a print from the lower quality images I post. Also there is the unlimited number of photo albums... I'm hoping that means unlimited storage space. My web host gives me 2.5 Gigs of space which I could fill up with hi-rez photos quite quickly, that's what I post lower rez copies, to save space and all. Also Flickr limits me to 20 Megs a month of bandwidth, so I can only upload a hand full of photos there every month. I'm hoping Shutterfly allows me to upload gobs of hi-rez ditial photos.

Is Shutterfly going to be better than my own photo gallery or Flickr? I duno. Flickr is pretty cool with the whole "tags" thing. I'll just have to wait and see.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Who said that!?

Added comments to my photos page so now you can tell me what you think of nearly each and every digital photo I've taken in my entire life... Well, most of the pages you can leave comments on. I think. If it works. Anyone want to test it out for me? I think haloscan.com is even setup to let me know when you comment. At least I added it to my bloglines.com account which I check like crazy waiting for my friends to update their blogs and what ever. Anyway, be nice. It's mean to make me cry.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Warning, Soap Box Rant Below:

Just left this comment on Donna's blog.

Warning, Soap Box Rant Below:

OK, I took that test and I've got to say based on my results, its completely bogus. I mean I didn't come up as "Village Idiot" so how could it possibly be correct? j/k The test claims that "your true talent is verbal ability." What a load of poppie-cock! I am soo bad with words. I never know what to say, and when I finally manage to literally spit something out, more often than not sideways and backwards at the same time, its always the wrong thing to say! I suspect the whole point of that dumb test was the last question.

41. I would really like to have more success with women and dating and would be interested to learn about the "secret psychology" of attraction and specific techniques that guys who are successful with women use.
--Yes! I'd love to receive free information that teaches me how to be more successful with women from DoubleYourDating.com
--No thanks, I'm already successful with women and dating


I'll admit I wasn't sure of the answer to question 41, so I pretty much right out lied and picked the last answer even though I am not successful with women and dating. It's just that I've already been to that double your dating crap excuse for a webpage and even signed up for its so not helpful news letters, which I ripped on my blog a year or so ago.

GRRRRR!

::falls off soap box::

I think I need to eat or something...

Thursday, July 14, 2005

When in Rome...

As the saying goes "When in Rome, do what the Romans do..." Well when in Missouri drive like a moron. Eminem has a bus driver that knows the rules of the road around here. Hit or be hit and at all costs do your best to close down I-70. Anyway Kansas City made the Drudge Report because of moron drives. Why am I not supprised?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Well, do you?!

I had some questions asked of me over on the Xanga page that I keep around so I can comment on my friends Xanga pages (gotta be a Xanga member to leave comments). So, on to the grilling!
1. hey charlie you have a girlfriend?
I have a lot of friends who are girls! From Canada to England to Florida to right here in Kansas City, I know girls all over the world. But I don't think you wanted a list of every girl I've ever known. No, based on the three questions you assume I am dating someone. I hope that I don't break your heart or disappoint you with my answer. You see I am not dating anyone and don't have a girlfriend in that sence of the word.
2. whats her name?
I don't know. I can't give you a name when I don't have a name to give.
3. do i know her?
At the moment no, but then I don't know her either. If things ever change, you'll probably get to meet her.
Well, that's the way it is!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Verizon is Evil

Via Gizmodo.com
I was driving to my girlfriend’s house after work and spotted this guy holding a sign that said “verizon is evil”. I pulled over walked up to the guy and asked if I could snap his pic and what the problem was. Turned out he couldn’t get a replacement phone because Verizon rep said it was due to “abuse” although the unit was in pristine condition. Sucks.

Bad...

Sugar is bad for you. Maybe that's why girls don't like it when I'm sweet on them?

More Photos

The 4th of July photos are now up on my webpage!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I can't think of a title...

The Hall of Fame Road Trip is over. Mom and I took a few photos on the way. They can be found right here. I got to meet up with some friends from the Great White North, Chris and Donna, and those photos can be seen here. I learned to never ever use a third party hotel reservation webpage. Always use your favorite hotels webpage to reserve a room. You see, the discounts offered on that third party page are not worth showing up to not have your reservation in the computer system and then be given a room with one bed (guess I'm sleeping with my parents tonight) and no working A/C (umm... yeah right). I also learned that just because you want to go on the worlds fastest coaster, it's not always going to be open. All in all it was a fun vacation!

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hall of Fame Road Trip - Day 1

Day 1 finds me in St. Charles, what a great name for a city, Missouri. We got in soon enough to head over to look at the Missouri river before it got too dark. Great fun! There was even a band playing marches, rag time and even music from The Phantom of the Opera. Anyway, dummy me didn't take his fancy shmancy camera, so he had to borrow Moms for a few quick shots.

Day 2 sends me to Indianapolis, IN with an expected high temp. of 87F. Sadly I will have to travel into the dreaded land of Illinois. :( Perhaps there will be tigers in Indy... :) (That's an inside joke, don't worry about it.)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Is there hope in this world after all?

Most Say Stars Make Poor Role Models
Movie stars don't set a good example, said Earl Ledbetter, a movie fan who lives in Ventura, Calif.

"They just don't have the morals," he said. "They marry and divorce, sleep around a lot."
And many of them supported Flipper and tell us we are morons for not hugging trees and bunnies and killers in Iran.

It's a digital world...

As a direct result of the popularity of digital and further evidence that Kodak is dedicating its future to the digital market, it will soon end its century-old tradition of producing black and white photographic paper, according to Fox News. The demand for the paper, specially designed for black and white film and used by fine-art photographers, has declined by 25% annually. The decision to end black and white paper production will mean the closure of its plant in Brazil and takes the company closer to its target of cutting around 15,000 of its workforce 2007.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Krazies in Kansas

Something isn't quite right in Kansas. A Kansas high school student who vomited on his Spanish teacher has been charged with battery against a school official. Yup that's right. If you barf in Kansas, you are going to jail. Of corse if the next story makes you barf, then you are not an open-minded-womans-rights-save-the-whales-kill-the-males-kinda-person. A Kansas City abortionist is out of business after investigators discovered a grisly house of horrors at his clinic – with fetuses kept in Styrofoam cups in his refrigerator and one employee accusing him of microwaving one and stirring it into his lunch.
Topping the list of horrors was an employee's account that she and others witnessed Rajanna "microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch," as Howard recalled earlier this year when testifying before a Kansas House committee.

Rajanna denied the accusation. But he did keep fetuses in Styrofoam cups in the refrigerator along with food and drink.

"Dr. Rajanna lacked personal hygiene," testified Howard. "His hair was messy, hands dirty, and his clothing was wrinkled and stained. He put on old, used foot booties while we were there."

Howard testified the clinic was dark, dingy, had poor lighting and smelled musty. There were dirty dishes in the break-room sink and on the table, trash everywhere, and roaches crawling on the countertops. Howard was afraid to sit down.

Howard noted there were no hazardous waste containers anywhere. (An employee later testified Rajanna took home all contaminated, medical and biohazard waste for residential trash pick-up.)

As for the "procedure room," Howard's partner spotted dried blood on the floor and said the room looked "nasty."

Two dishwashers located next to the staff toilet served as sterilizers, according to employee testimony. Photographs show the toilet was bloody and functioned as a human waste disposal in the literal sense.
Well, murder is a dirty business...

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

You got there so SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!

You got there so SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE! That's what it felt like when I finally made it to Jacksonville. I paid over $200 to be dropped off at the Jacksonville airport at 1:47 PM Eastern, but Airtran had other ideas about me and my money. I got in around 11:50 PM Eastern. Yup, 10 hours late. One would think there would be some kind of compensation for not meeting the agreed time, perhaps some cash back, or a coupon for half off the next ticket, or a voucher for lunch and dinner at the Atlanta Hell Hole... er airport, or even a whole can of Dr. Pepper on the next flight, but no, one would be a fool to think that. Yep, it was "too bumpy" to serve drinks on the Atlanta to Jaxs flight. The pilot said so, so it must be true.

Anyway, once in Jax everyone departs the plane and marches like an army of fools down to the baggage claim, only to watch the conveyer belt to shut down for the night. Well the fools, yes anyone who flys Airtran is a fool, get the bright idea that it will start back up once our bags, which have been in Jax 9 hours longer than we have, are found. Eventually one of the passengers fools who had been stuck in Atlanta Hell with me says "All the bags are upstairs, go up and then to the left." Add that to the list of things Airtran doesn't tell the Fools who give them money. So we head up, I find my bag, and then we get to wait for the car to make it up to the top level as opposed to the bottom level like the original plan had been.

Learn from my mistake, don't be a fool, don't fly Airtran.

Friday, May 20, 2005

6:35PM Friday May 20, 2005

Wow what a day! I learned to never fly Airtran Airlines. I few from KC to Atlanta this morning just fine, no problems. After getting to Atlanta the weather got “bad” and the plane I was going to fly down to Jacksonville on was diverted to Macon GA. I’m not sure if that plane ever made it up to Atlanta as my flight was canceled. We were told to stay in the gate area until a decision was made about what to do with everyone who was going to Jacksonville. After waiting for 3 hours we began to think something evil was afoot. Well, after lots of calls to my brother to keep him from wasting his time waiting for me at the Jacksonville airport and to keep mom posted on the developments, I finally found myself in a line to receive my “compensation” for the canceled flight. People were being help one at a time at about 15 mins a turn. I was about #30 in line. As the decade’s drug by I finally was about #10 when the computer system went down. Must be running Windows I said to myself ;) We were then informed that we may have been bumped up to one of the next Jacksonville flights, but they had no way to tell because a different group did that when a flight was canceled and they couldn’t use the computers to see. So we could either stay in line until the computer systems came back up, sometimes up to 4 hours or as little as 30 mins, or we could go wait for these other two flights and see if our names showed up on the list. Well I took the chance that I might get onto the flight leaving around 5:00, so I walked to the other end of the terminal to see. The plane filled with confirmed passengers, then stand by passengers, but none of our names were called. Bummer. So back to the line to see if the computers were up. I guess they were as people were slowly being helped again. One lady going to Jacksonville found out that her name had been on the list for that last plane, that she was confirmed for it and since she didn’t walk on her seat was given to a standby flyer. GRRRR!!! How were we to know if our names were on the list or if we could just go up like our old tickets were good!?!? Anyway I’m now confirmed for the 9:55PM (delayed to 10:00PM or maybe not, you never know here!!) flight to Jacksonville. I’m tired of sitting, and standing, and being cold (the AC works well here). I left from KC at 7:45 this morning to get to Jacksonville this afternoon to meet and hangout with my brothers friends. Not gonna happen :(

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Fantasy Sports and more: CBS SportsLine.com

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Fantasy Sports and more: CBS SportsLine.com: " B R E A K I N G N E W S
Royals skipper steps down
Tony Pena has resigned as Royals manager, a team spokesman said. Kansas City lost 3-1 to Toronto on Tuesday and is 8-25, the worst record in baseball."
When the going gets tough, quit. It's the Kansas City way!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Those Silly Brits!

Brian Roberts, of US basketball team Baltimore Orioles, who has tested the lenses, said: "They're like wearing sunglasses without wearing sunglasses. I could see such a huge difference right away."
Basketball, Orioles, Huh? I could not find a Brian Roberts listed as one of the Thugs that plays Thug Ball. I did find a Brian Robers who plays BASEBALL, not Brallball...

Those Silly Brits!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Why?

Why did they lie to me? Why does it take 4, and still counting, months to get false charges removed from your credit card? Why after telling me my next statement would be $0.00 did it say I still owe for charges I didn't make on it? Why when I called and asked that my card be canceled, and was told that it would be, did I just receive another statement still saying I owe for charges I didn't make and have disputed 5 different times?

If you bank with Chase, I'd recommend you not. But then it seems you'll never really be rid of them. They wont let go. They will lie to you through their pretty little teeth. The will now have one very angry man to deal with.

The current plan is to call and escalate until I get to the highest level of management possible, demand that they cancel the account, clear my credit record, tell them that I don't believe they have done this because they have told me in the past that they have, and then call them again the next day, and the next, and the next and the next and the next until I am satisfied that things are taken care of.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The DEATH State

The new Florida state slogan:
Helpless Beware!
If you are a helpless invalid, we will kill you. If you are a helpless baby not yet born, we will kill you.
--The DEATH State

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Deputies report rampage of naked, shocking behavior

Citrus: Deputies report rampage of naked, shocking behavior: "INVERNESS - An Inverness man was arrested Saturday after breaking into his neighbors' house and threatening them, shocking himself by sticking his fingers into a lamp socket, threatening a deputy with a metal rod, running naked through his yard and chewing through a cable in a patrol car, authorities said."
Actually that's no supprise to me. The are crazy down there.
Authorities arrested Shyne Harris Phelps, 39, of 2510 Jupiter St., at 1:45 a.m., on charges of kidnapping, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with intent to commit a felony, resisting an officer with violence, battery and criminal mischief, an arrest report said.
Hey lookie here! Now we know his name and address. Maybe we could look up his phone number in Google and prank call him!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Illegal Dumping

In the current neighborhood newsletter, there is a big front page story about illegal dumping.
Illegal Dumping
IT IS ILLEGAL to put your trash out with your neighbor's - even if you see that they are only using one bag of their two bag limit! You can be fined for such actions. It is also illegal to put your trash in front of a residence that is empty of occupants. It is called ILLEGAL DUMPING. If you have a problem with others putting trash at your residence, or witness them putting it where it does not belong, please call the Illegal Dumping Hotline at 513-34858.
The first trash day that comes along after getting the news letter with that above story, guess what I have... that's right an extra bag of trash! Gonna call the hotline now and see what happens. Probably nothing.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

"Isn't it ironic?

The Story:
Microsoft launches Windows XP campaign with ad made on Apple Mac

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:18 PM EST


Microsoft Corp. today kicked off a new global awareness campaign designed to "showcase how people can explore, enhance and pursue their passions with Windows XP and related technology." It's sort of an "ignore that Apple Mac OS X Tiger stuff" misdirection play.

Microsoft so thoughtfully posted one of the new "Start Something" ads that's part of the new global awareness campaign for Microsoft Windows XP and invited users to click the image for high-res version.

Well, various MacDailyNews readers clicked to view the image, downloaded it and checked the file's info by using iPhoto's "Get Info" and other methods to view the file's EXIF information which shows it was created with "Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh."

As one reader wrote, "Isn't it ironic? A picture launching their big campaign designed to steal the thunder from Apple - was made on a Mac!"

Microsoft's press release can be found here.

The direct link to the "Start Something" ad (7.4MB) is here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, they asked us to "start something," so we did!
The Comment:
YEH-HEHESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

This is as pitiful as the Dan Rather CBS News "authentic memo's" about Bush! Ohhh, de shame, de shame!

I POOP on Redmond's campaign!
The Reaction:
ROTFLMBO!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

'Monday Night Football' moving to ESPN

The NFL's "Monday Night Football," a hallmark of television sports programming since the days of Howard Cosell, is leaving ABC after 35 years for ESPN...
...where poor people can no longer watch it. Remember the rule of thumb is, rich people have cable TV, poor people like me don't. Obvisouly MNF is now for rich eletist snobs and is now no longer my favorite TV show.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Mmm... Chewy!

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A high school student was arrested for biting off part of a classmate's ear during a fight that started after he was cut off while driving into the school's entrance.
Maybe he could get a job as an intern for Mike Tyson. They both seem to have the same taste in ears after all...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

WFTV.com - News - Orange Co. Sheriff Used Driving Records To Locate Critic

WFTV.com - News - Orange Co. Sheriff Used Driving Records To Locate Critic: "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County's sheriff may have broken the law when he used driver's license records to track down a woman who wrote a newspaper to criticize his staff's use of Taser stun guns and described him as too fat for basic police work, critics say."
Hmm... Better to not use that freedom of speach and press in FL. Don't comment on the Cops or they will look you up and send you a nasty letter to let you know not to use that freedom of speach and press... They are crazy in FL!!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

So anyway...

...Gas jumped $.12 tonight. Now around $2.25 here. That's $.75 more than we were paying on base in Hawaii 10 years ago.

My street is 0.4 miles long. It has 21 no parking signs on the north side. I guess that's my city government at work.

I'm not dead yet!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Whatever you do check out the webpage

I'm going to be walking six miles at 9 a.m. on May 14th for March of Dimes WalkAmerica. I hope to raise funds to help support March of Dimes research and programs to fight premature births. At 45 years of age I can safely say that this dilemma is not a concern of mine. But when I started thinking of my firends, the people I work with, and my sons I thought anything I could do for their children would be worth it. 1 in 8 babies in America is born prematurely, even if it was just 1 in a million I can't think of a reason not to give children a better chance to live.

Please join in and help fight prematurity. VISIT MY WEBPAGE and sponsor me in the Walk that saves babies! YOU may also register to walk and raise funds yourself! Whatever you do check out the webpage-I put a lot of effort into giving it my own quirky touch!

Thank You!
My personal web page address for donations is ...

http://www.walkamerica.org/nickatnight

Click Now to sponsor me for WalkAmerica 2005!
Have you made a donation yet? You should. Nick's a good guy and this is a good cause and you have my permission to feel good about yourself after you donate!!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Shufflepod

I hereby proclaim myself inventor of the term "shufflepod". Shufflepod is a nick name for Apple's iPod shuffle.

UPDATE: It has been pointed out to me that I am not smart nor good looking enough to have invented or coined the term "shufflepod". I apologize for any hurt feelings and will go ask out many girls who are out of my league so I can get rejected many times as a punishment for thinking myself clever.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The gorgeous new iPod Billy Graham Special Edition for Mac and Windows.

Heh.

Shareware Author Names Names

Any publicity is good publicity, or so the saying goes. I guess someone doesn't think so.
[update from ben: I've been contacted by the purported author of the software demanding I delete this entire thread. Needless to say, I simply laughed. You'll find my response the email below the fold.]
Go read the whole thing, its quite funny. Here is my favorite part:
P.S. This email cannot be displayed publicly
P.S. Yes it can.

Sincerely,

Ben

Monday, February 28, 2005

Leading Music Labels: Scew the Consumer, We Don't Need Them!!

Some leading music labels are in talks with online retailers to raise wholesale prices for digital music downloads in an attempt to capitalise on burgeoning demand for legal online music.
I WILL NOT pay more than $.99 for a song online.
The moves, which suggest the labels want a bigger slice of the fledgling market's spoils, has angered Steve Jobs, the Apple Computer chief executive behind the iTunes online music store.
iTunes is the best online digital music service out there. If Apple caves and the prices go higher, I won't buy. I will just buy my CD's used at pawn shops for much, much, much less than they sell for new.
Music industry executives said introductory wholesale prices for digital tracks had been set low to stimulate demand, but Apple's success had prompted concern that they may now be too low.
Oh no! Apple's being too successful! Raise the prices! ::shakes head::