25 November 2006

CorePod Shuffle 11.25.06


Last night was a blast at Mona's. Got the whole bar to sing along to my rendition of "Just A Gigolo". Even provided a little shirt button rip open for the masses....no worries, ladies...I was sporting a black under-shirt...boo! Also, you gotta love those snap up western shirts for just those occasions.
Another day, another walk with the mini music monster....here's what moi is shuffling on tonight's stroll around the neighborhood.

  1. Pride and Joy -- Stevie Ray Vaughan (Double Trouble): Good kickoff....a little long, but who cares.
  2. Today -- Smashing Pumpkins (Greatest Hits): Nice little flashback to the high school days....i loved this video back in the day....painting up an ice cream truck....good stuff.
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup -- The Foundations (Very Best of): Wow...now that's a song. Great for karaoke....only done it once....KO tells i was slightly off key. Moi? Off Key? I have to take her word for it....but really? Judges' ruling please...
  4. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) -- Journey (Greatest Hits): Another winner. All I remember most about this video is the weird camera angle changes....very cheesy. Someday love will find you (take overhead cam)...break those chains that bind you (take crotch cam) one night will remind you...
  5. Listen To My Heart -- The Ramones (All That Stuff & More): Good Ramones tune....really, is there a bad Ramones tune?
  6. February Stars -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): Nice change of pace to start the 2nd half....one of the true gems from my favorite Foo album. This album came at a crossroads in my life. I'd just ended an engagement to my high school sweetheart the year previous, and i was just getting out of my 3 month disco phase (don't knock it...sometimes you just need lots of happy mindless beats to help you move on). After that, I went back to the rocking starting with Weezer's Pinkerton (a concept album about a brokenhearted dude...surprising) followed closely by Colour & Shape. Sometimes the right music comes along at the right time and really makes sense while stamping a permanent watermark on your life. Anytime I hear songs from those albums, they transport me back to that place or time. Good or bad: it's always healthy.
  7. Everlong -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): See above. They say that "Music is the soundtrack of your life". True that....true that.
  8. Guitar -- Cake (Prolonging The Magic): God, I love Cake. Both of them. This was always my co-favorite song from this album, sharing honors with the countrified diddy, Walk On By. Reminds me of my first year at CMSU...good times.
  9. Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here): Great song. Funny story...three girls did this song one night at karaoke...FYI: not a good karaoke song. Too many looooong instrumental breaks. People always regret it in the end. Too bad....such a great song. Word of Advice: Think before you sing.
  10. Doctor Worm -- They Might Be Giants (Dial-A-Song): Say what you will...the iPod always picks a good ender. Takes me back to the TMBG concert that my college buddies and i drove three hours to see....we thought we were going to have a bitch of a time getting tickets. Turns out no one really showed up. How do you not show up when a band that good plays at your shitty college? Idiots.

Peace - Love - Death Metal

22 November 2006

CorePod 11.21.06

Another day, another shuffle...on the Eve of Turkey Day's Eve.

  1. Number Three -- They Might Be Giants (Dial-A-Song): Anytime TMBG leads off a shuffle, tis good news indeed.
  2. Best of You -- Foo Fighters (In Your Honor)
  3. Why Bother? -- Weezer (Pinkerton): Everyone raves about the blue album (and it does rule), but if you've never heard Pinkerton, you're missing out.
  4. Watching The Detectives -- Elvis Costello (My Aim Is True): Great song. Enough said.
  5. Pot Kettle Black -- Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot): Probably my favorite cut off one of my top 5 fave albums....if for no other reason than Jeff's lyric "I have found myself a real rival in myself".
  6. Getchoo -- Weezer (Pinkerton): Wow. 2 Pinkerton songs! The iPod must be sending the word out on the =W= as well. Fine by me.
  7. 53rd & 3rd -- The Ramones (All The Stuff and More): Good lesser known Ramones tune. Nothing too better. "Second verse, same as the first".
  8. Do You Wanna? (Oh, Yeah!) -- Joan Jett (Fit to be Tied): Nice mix so far...of metal....i could use a little Iron Maiden to round it out.
  9. Futures -- Jimmy Eat World (Futures): Not Maiden so much....but i'm cool wit it.
  10. Do Whatcha Want -- OK Go (Oh No): That'll work...but, I've got to work on getting the iPod on the same page as me.
  11. **Bonus Track** Television Fission -- Man or Astroman? (Experiment Zero): Ohhh...me likey...me likey a lot.
  12. **Bonus Track** Ocean Breathes Salty -- Modest Mouse (Good News for People Who Love Bad News): I like this one a little better as a swan song. Good List...need some more variety. Until next time...

Peace Love & Death Metal to you!

18 November 2006

CorePod 11.18.06

Wow.

You mean people do still check in on our humble space in the cybersphere? Methinks I'm touched.

Thanks to our TWO readers....we've doubled the readership in 2 days! Take that, TIME Magazine!

Anyway, so I don't keep your eyeballs waiting any longer...my playlist:

11.18.06

  1. Kamera -- Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot): The David Eckstein of Playlists. Solid, Consistent, Timeless. A great leadoff hitter.
  2. Do You Wanna Hit It? -- The Donnas (The Donnas Turn 21): Oldie but goodie. Before they blew up with "Spend The Night", our favorite estrogen fueled rock band were just reaching drinking age. Great album, with a cover of Judas Priest's hit, "Livin' After Midnight". NOTE: I just added a lot of The Donnas to the iPod, so they be pretty heavy in the rotation. That is not a bad thing. BTW...ladies, if you looking for a good rocker and you're all Joan Jetted out, try these ladies.
  3. Start Me Up -- Rolling Stones (Hot Licks): Reminds of good times, and KC Chiefs kickoffs. Actually, those are good times, too.
  4. Sellout -- Reel Big Fish (Turn The Radio Off): YES! Fuckin' love this song. Plus, Mona's doesn't have it in their karaoke rotation. Blasphemy! Do they want me to stop singing there? Probably. But, you know I would nail this one! Out of the park!
  5. Rockin' In The Real World -- Neil Young & Pearl Jam (Greatest Hits): Man, that is a kick ass handful of music. I defy you to top that list...and we're only half way home. Surely it will climax with this song....Surely.
  6. My Hero -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): OK...maybe not climaxing yet...just like the Yodeling Mountain Climber on The Price is Right: still climbing. BTW...one of my student films in college featured this little number....it's about a good samaritan helping peeps in strange but humorous ways, then running off to save the next poor soul in need.
  7. Bleed American -- Jimmy Eat World (Jimmy Eat World): Wow...Brock remembers this song....it was our discovery of the quartet from Arizona. They were opening for Weezer and Tenacious D, and we'd never heard anything they did. So, we were a little skeptical. Long story short: They stole the show. We were instant fans. Bought the album the next day. Funny how these discoveries happen sometimes.
  8. Route -- Son Volt (Trace): Another absolute gem from 1995. Trace is an incredible album, and a must own for any alt country fan. Thanks Brock for turning me on to that whole genre. The whole album reminds me of home. The Show Me State cast in a good light.
  9. Creosote -- Son Volt (Straightaways): A rare double from the same artist. It's nice to hear this rarity from Jay's Farrar's second album as Son Volt. A nice mid tempo song after 8 rawkers.
  10. Too Late For Love -- Def Leppard (Pyromania): Holy Shit! KO's lovin' that...and so am I. Probably my favorite song from the greatest hair metal album of all time; it's a toss-up between this and "Billy's Got a Gun"). Epic. A actual Storyline in the song. Good run of songs. Now that's how you end a playlist.

Thoughts? Thesis? Your diatribes on some of the above gems is greatly appreciated.

Addendum: I'll probably start simul-posting these on the myspace page as well, so more eyeballs can see them. In Marketing, we call that Synergy. Location, Location, Location...

17 November 2006

Maiden IPod Shuffle

Back from the dead...but I'm sure it's only a temporary stay.

what up reader...if you are still there. Not that I expect you to be, seeing as it's been months, nay, eons, since my last confession of sorts. What do you expect...consistent prose from moi? Sorry to dissappoint.

I should mention that in the interest of steady posting, i'm lifting my buddy Brock's SuitCase Shuffle segment from his blog. It'll help to spur some discussion of the odd and eclectic choices one finds nested in my ipod nano.

Thanks Brock for your pre emptive permission on this matter. Refer any copyright infringement lawsuit to my lawyer team.

And, so it is....the maiden voyage of the Core Shuttle (or the last 10 songs played on my iPod):

  1. Judy Is A Punk -- The Ramones (All That Stuff and More Vol 1): Always reminds me of the go cart scene in Royal Tenenbaums.
  2. Freedom of Choice -- DEVO (Greatest Hits)
  3. Take Me Out -- Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
  4. That's Good -- DEVO (Greatest Hits)
  5. Everybody Wants To Rule The World -- Tears For Fears (Greatest Hits): best end credits song ever..."Real Genius"
  6. Bitch -- Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers)
  7. Loose String -- Son Volt (Trace)
  8. I Got You (At The End of The Century) -- Wilco (Being There)
  9. Pump It Up -- Elvis Costello (Last Year's Model): Tuesday, I sang "What's So Funny Bout Peace Love and Understanding" @ karaoke -- Mona's, and got a decent applause. Kudos to you Elvis fans...We must stick together. BTW....the other song i sang was "Touchin' Lovin' Squeezin" by Journey. Can I get some love?
  10. Cold Hard Bitch -- JET (Get Born): Good ender. Not as good and Tears for Fears...but good enough to end on a rawker.

Yay! My first CorePod Shuffle! Thoughts?

08 September 2006

Last 10 -- MySpace Special

MySpace -- http://www.myspace.com/coreblog

Last 10
Go to your page and list the last twelve people who have commented you. If someone has commented twice, skip to the next new commenter. Skip bands.

(in order)

1.) Kirsten
2.) Brianne
3.) Darren
4.) Isky
5.) Salty
6.) Blaine
7.) Amberly
8.) A. Platta-pus
9.) Theresa
10.) Amanda



Q: What`s the best memory you have of 6?
Watching Football together with our pack of fellas on Sundays at BWW in Columbus....Good Times. Neat.

Q: When`s the next time you`re gonna see 4?:
Probably Never...(Tear.) Which suks, because she has my cool Cards hat. No worries though, I gave it to her...

Q: Is number 8 pretty?:
Adorable.

Q: What was your first impression of number 7?
Awesome sense of humor...and the cutest laugh of all time!

Q: How did you meet 3?:
hanging with the fellas @ BWW back in Georgia...football bonding at its finest!

Q: Is 6 your best friend?:
No, but definite my fave gay.

Q: Have you ever been to 2`s house?
Nope...but I've met Lucy...she's a doll.

Q: Have you ever slept in the same bed as 5?:
Not that I know of...

Q: When`s the next time you`ll see 10?:
Probably never...which is really sad. The TV biz is hard on friendships.

Q: Have you ever kissed 1?
Oh, yeah!!!

Q: Have you ever been to the movies with 8?
Nope....but, completely unrelated, i gave him my electric guitar and amp...hope he's playing it.

Q: Have you ever kissed 9?:
No....but we always have this weekend ;-}

Q: Have you ever been in trouble with 2?:
Define "trouble" :-)

Q: Would you ever make a move on 4?
We did go to a Cards game once...but her boyfriend was there.

Q: What do you and number 3 talk about the most?
Football and food...he's the best cook...made Thanksgiving for all of our friends last year.

Q: Do you even know 7?
Hells yeah! but i haven't seen her in 5 years!

Q: Would you give number 6 a hug?
The minute I saw him!!

26 July 2006

Colby In The Cards

Tuesday night, KO and I caught everyone's favorite Cardinals prospect, Colby Rasmus, at the PB Cards - Miracle game last night.

Colby went 1 for 4 with a single and 2 RBI. One ball he hit for an out was a rocket right at 2B.

While we were taking in the game, who should we happen to run into in the stands?

Colby's parents.

As many of you know, when we lived in Columbus, KO covered Colby's baseball games in high school. In the process, she developed a great relationship with his parents, who are really great people.
We sat with them from the 4 inning on...dissecting Colby's at bats, catching up on the other prospects, and how Colby handling big league life.
They're busy running around Fla, following their two sons in the minors. (Cory is pitching in Orlando with the Braves, I believe.)

We talked about the trade rumors, and how distracting they can be. It was wonderful hanging out with them, and getting some insight into Colby's journey through the big league system.

He always said that from the day he was drafted, he's been the Cards' No. 1 fan.

But, it is a business. I for one, feel that all of the trade rumors are laughable, and after seeing him play for the last 4 years, I truly believe it would be a huge mistake to trade away the future CF of the Cards.

Here's hoping Colby only wears the Birds on the Bat. That no. 4 looks good where it is.

25 July 2006

The Law Has Arrived in KC

Cue the Bonanza music.

For the first time since Vermeil was announced as head coach, the Chiefs have made an off season move that's really gotten me stoked for the season.

Don't get me wrong...I'm a realist. Ty Law is 32, which works out to slightly under Yoda's age for cornerbacks.

But, Herm's installation of the Cover 2 and Law's familiarity and trust that comes from playing under Edwards' wing last season puts the Chiefs in a position not known in some time.

Not since the days of Hasty & Dale Carter or Lewis & Ross (BTW....those are corner combos, not comedy duos) have the KC faithful cheered on a more potent secondary.

Surtain & Law's Pro Bowl prowess should help out KC's pass rush, which was short of nonexistent of late.

In addition, Law's intangibles and Super Bowl swagger bring a completely new attitude to the KC Defense, a distinction unseen since the tragic car crash that took Derrick Thomas from the world.

I'll even venture to say that this could be the most significant free agent signing since Montana & Marcus Allen donned the red & gold in 93, sending dreams of Lombardi trophies dancing in my head.

Welcome, Ty. There's definitely a new sheriff in this sleepy cow town.

Chiefs Nation welcomes you with open arms and strained vocal cords.

Hope you brought ear plugs.
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PS: The Chiefs aren't the only KC team wheeling & dealing for the betterment of the team.

The Royals flipped RP Mike MacDougal for 2 really good minor league pitchers from the ChiSox in southpaw Tyler Lumsden & right-hander Daniel Cortes.

Great Deal. Taking this move coupled with the Gathright deal, and new Royals GM Dalton Moore is making me quite happy with his arrival in this season of discontent.

With these two arms and Gordon, Billy Butler, and Chris Lubanski powering the KC offense in a few years, the future looks bright indeed at the Truman Sports Complex off I-70.

23 July 2006

Raising The Bar

"Yo, Ho, Ho
It's The Pirate's Life For Me"


Because I can't leave well enough alone...

I've made a new blog header at the top.

Some subtle changes, but all with purpose.

I've added some swordplay, since I'm a huge fan of the Jolly Roger, piracy, and in more contemporary usage, hacker culture.

The hacker element is also represented in the glider on the right. It's suggested that "by using this emblem, you express sympathy with hackers' goals, hackers' values, and the hacker way of living".

The character on the left represents Satori, the Zen Buddhist term for enlightenment, literally translating as "to understand".

It should be noted that some alternative reasonings for the reverse jolly roger theme include my propensity for pillaging and plundering, but we'll leave that tale for another day.

22 July 2006

Good Sam...Bad TiVo

Most of the time, my TiVo fights for the good of the homestead and against the injustice of incovenient TV times.

In this anecdote, TiVo has been both bad and good. Allow me to explain.

Once upon a time, many months ago, KO and I noticed a short movie on the TiVo home page regaling the wonders and joys of RVing.

Since we've both shared on many a night our love of the open highway and the endless prairies of fun you run into along the way, we checked out said videos.

All of these little vignettes are really used for targeting potential customers using the TiVo's vast array of titilating features. Great for ad execs...a cool feature in theory for TiVo comsumers.

At least that's what I thought at the time.

You see, at the end of the videos, there's an option to click where they can send you a free DVD regaling us further about owning an RV. Seems harmless enough, right?

So, stupidly, we clicked the "Send DVD" option.
We might as well have clicked a "Send More Junk Mail" button.

After receiving the DVD, we also got a envelope from a organization called The Good Sam Club. This is the bad and good part.

Bad that a harmless click unbeknowingly put us on the fast track to RVJunkMailville.
Good that I got the most kick ass sticker on this God forsaken orb:

Imagine the Good Sam logo you see here, halo and all, over an American flag Background with “American And Proud” surrounding it all.

Irony, anyone?

Thank you, TiVo for bringing this sticky gem into my life.

Oh, and as for the whole RV junk mail stuff...as Patton would say,

"NO, NO, NO...Bad TiVo!"

17 July 2006

Cartoon Laws of Physics

Here's a little fun with physics courtesy of my friends at Grahme Newell's Marketing Ideanet:
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Cartoon Law I
Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of
its situation.

Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He
loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look
down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per
second takes over.

Cartoon Law II
Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter
intervenes suddenly.

Whether shot from a cannon or in hot pursuit on foot, cartoon
characters are so absolute in their momentum that only a telephone
pole or an outsize boulder retards their forward motion absolutely.
Sir Isaac Newton called this sudden termination of motion the stooge's
surcease.

Cartoon Law III
Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation
conforming to its perimeter.

Also called the silhouette of passage, this phenomenon is the
specialty of victims of directed-pressure explosions and of reckless
cowards who are so eager to escape that they exit directly through the
wall of a house, leaving a cookie-cutout-perfect hole. The threat of
skunks or matrimony often catalyzes this reaction.

Cartoon Law IV
The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than
or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to
spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken.

Such an object is inevitably priceless, the attempt to capture it
inevitably unsuccessful.

Cartoon Law V
All principles of gravity are negated by fear.

Psychic forces are sufficient in most bodies for a shock to propel
them directly away from the earth's surface. A spooky noise or an
adversary's signature sound will induce motion upward, usually to the
cradle of a chandelier, a treetop, or the crest of a flagpole. The
feet of a character who is running or the wheels of a speeding auto
need never touch the ground, especially when in flight.

Cartoon Law VI
As speed increases, objects can be in several places at once.

This is particularly true of tooth-and-claw fights, in which a
character's head may be glimpsed emerging from the cloud of
altercation at several places simultaneously. This effect is common
as well among bodies that are spinning or being throttled. A 'wacky'
character has the option of self- replication only at manic high
speeds and may ricochet off walls to achieve the velocity required.

Cartoon Law VII
Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel
entrances; others cannot.

This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least
it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to
trick an opponent will be unable to pursue him into this theoretical
space. The painter is flattened against the wall when he attempts to
follow into the painting.

This is ultimately a problem of art, not of science.

Cartoon Law VIII
Any violent rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent.

Cartoon cats possess even more deaths than the traditional nine lives
might comfortably afford. They can be decimated, spliced, splayed,
accordion-pleated, spindled, or disassembled, but they cannot be
destroyed. After a few moments of blinking self pity, they reinflate,
elongate, snap back, or solidify.

Corollary: A cat will assume the shape of its container.

Cartoon Law IX
Everything falls faster than an anvil.

Cartoon Law X
For every vengeance there is an equal and opposite revengeance.

This is the one law of animated cartoon motion that also applies to
the physical world at large. For that reason, we need the relief of
watching it happen to a duck instead.

Cartoon Law Amendment A
A sharp object will always propel a character upward.

When poked (usually in the buttocks) with a sharp object (usually a
pin), a character will defy gravity by shooting straight up, with
great velocity.

Cartoon Law Amendment B
The laws of object permanence are nullified for "cool" characters.

Characters who are intended to be "cool" can make previously
nonexistent objects appear from behind their backs at will. For
instance, the Road Runner can materialize signs to express himself
without speaking.

Cartoon Law Amendment C
Explosive weapons cannot cause fatal injuries.

They merely turn characters temporarily black and smoky.

Cartoon Law Amendment D
Gravity is transmitted by slow-moving waves of large wavelengths.

Their operation can be witnessed by observing the behavior of a canine
suspended over a large vertical drop. Its feet will begin to fall
first, causing its legs to stretch. As the wave reaches its torso,
that part will begin to fall, causing the neck to stretch. As the
head begins to fall, tension is released and the canine will resume
its regular proportions until such time as it strikes the ground.

Cartoon Law Amendment E
Dynamite is spontaneously generated in "C-spaces" (spaces in which
cartoon laws hold).

The process is analogous to steady-state theories of the universe
which postulated that the tensions involved in maintaining a space
would cause the creation of hydrogen from nothing. Dynamite quanta
are quite large (stick sized) and unstable (lit). Such quanta are
attracted to psychic forces generated by feelings of distress in
"cool" characters (see Amendment B, which may be a special case of
this law), who are able to use said quanta to their advantage. One may
imagine C-spaces where all matter and energy result from primal masses
of dynamite exploding. A big bang indeed

Good NewsRadio

It happened so suddenly, but immediately I was excited about the news at the end of this TV promo.

While watching a summer lineup revamp spot for Nick At Nite, nothing really jumped out at me to grab my attention.

Then, just as I was about to click along to the next channel, the mention of a new show joining the Nick @ Nite lineup:

NewsRadio.

Here's a little tidbit from the above page on the show's origin:

"[NewsRadio] was one of the quickest pilots ever filmed, taking about 90
minutes. The cast clicked immediately. [Paul] Simms had crafted the roles
for [Dave] Foley, [Phil] Hartman, and [Andy] Dick, and the others were up
to the task. Incidentally, Ray Romano was originally cast as the handyman
but fired during the making of the pilot. His slower-paced comedy style
simply did not mesh with the shotgun pace at the cornerstone of NewsRadio’s
manic antics."


Adios, Twilight Zone.
It looks like I've found a new show to obsessively record.

Prepare thyself for a new Season Pass, TiVo.

Sweetening Up

A new post....a new look.

It's not much different than the last look, but I like the subtle changes made in the sweetening process.

We here at team coreblog would love to hear what you think about the new look.

Feel free to comment below.

Ciao.

05 July 2006

Happy Birthday, Zoe


baby zoe
Originally uploaded by Sportslady.

Happy Birthday to my furry little sweetie in the hands of my non furry sweetie!!

This pic was taken July 1995 -- Zoe's a little bigger now, but still has that pretty little pucker face.

For her birthday, we got her a new purple collar with rhinestones. All bedazzled for her B-Day!

If you want to read more about how this little bundle came into the Sportslady's life (and, eventually mine), see her beautiful post about her birth.


Happy 11th Birthday, Zoe! Daddy loves you!

03 July 2006

Flick Off

It took long enough, but with the help of m' Sportslady, I was finally able to add a Flickr badge to the right column.

So, now coreblog is complete with pictures to enjoy.

Oh, happy day!

If you're already a Flickr member, make sure to add coreblog to your contact list.

Have a Happy Red, White, and Booze Day.

Peace Out, homies.

29 June 2006

It's Fun To Spare

"Strikes and gutters, man. Strikes and gutters."
-The Dude, The Big Lebowski

Ahhh...bowling.

The sports of beer-chugging champions the world over.

One of the bigger treats of hanging with the TV peeps in SW Florida is heading down to the local alley about once a week for the 5 B's:

Bowling
Brews
Bros
Broads

and Buffoonery.

Alas, one of the real rubs involved in the process: those damn rental shoes.

$2.75 every time we go? The hell you say??

Well, I'm done with that. In the next few days, I'll receive my ultimate revenge, my fart in the general direction of the sweaty, bloated bowling desk jockeys everywhere.

I bought a pair of bowling shoes. Oh, no...not just any old shoes.


I bought a pair of rental bowling shoes.

Take that, you fat pharoahs of the fast (bowling) lanes.

I'll put that 2.75 to some better, more constructive use.

Drunk-y juice.

07 June 2006

Dusting Off The Vinyl

I love me some iTunes....especially the Party Shuffle.

Unbeknownst to myself, I've been able to quell any uncontrollable urges to drop coin on an iPod, so the iTunes does just fine at work.

The best thing about said setup is rediscovering some forgotten artists that found their ways to the dark crevasses of my computer.

These are 2 artists with whom I entourage you, dear reader, to re-aquaint yourself:
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Rooney - Rooney

This California quartet perform their best Weezer impression to perfection in this debut.
Their take on Cali pop rock would make Ric Ocasek and the Cars proud.
The perfect summer music.


::Chef Recommends::

Shakin'
That Girl Is Love
Blueside
If It Were Up To Me
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Joan Jett & The BlackHearts - Fit To Be Tied: Greatest Hits
The original badass chick.
The female Chuck Berry.
If you want some bluesy cock rock, look no further.

::Chef Recommends::
Bad Reputation

Do You Wanna Touch? Yeah!
I Hate Myself For Loving You
Love Is All Around (cover of Mary Tyler Moore Show theme)
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Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Reduxe)

This second release by one of the 90's most influential bands is anything but sophomoric. A real leap into the stratosphere on top of becoming a mainstream and critical darling.
It takes a special talent to pull off that trifecta.
A West Coast gem.


::Chef Recommends::

Silence Kit
Cut Your Hair
Gold Sounds
Range Life

06 June 2006

6.6.06

The day of reckoning is upon us.
Or, so I've heard.

But, before we get carried away with the number of the beast once again, including all of our friends looking to make a buck on the fear behind the number, a little food for thought.

Tim Townsend of the St. Louis Post Dispatch presents a different theory that's definitely not a new "revelation". (Sorry...couldn't help myself)

Check out why that infamous set of sixes may not mean what you think.

"Most scholars now agree that what John was up to was gematria,
or Hebrew numerology.


Back then there were no separate symbols for numerical values," said
the Rev. Louis A. Brighton, a professor of New Testament interpretation at
Concordia Seminary. So letters did double-duty as numbers. The Hebrew consonants
that spelled out "Nero Caesar," in the Greek form of the name, add up to 666.
(Transliterated into the Latin form of Nero Caesar, the numbers add up to
616.)"
So, here we are, freaking out all this time, and the dude's already come and gone on our mortal coil nearly some 20 centuries previous.

Blame Nero, everyone.

Mystery solved.

I'm sure that will be the end of that mess.

What's that? It won't.

Oh well.

It all depends on your view...be it preterist, futurist, historicist, idealist, Catholic, Protestant, or esoteric, The Apocalypse of John makes for many antithetic and disparaging views.

But, can you blame me for trying?

Happy Mark of the Beast Day everyone!

05 June 2006

Peace, Love, & Death Metal

Not a bad mantra, eh?

Plus, who can get enough of ampersands?

Not this guy.

Now, I can't claim the title as my own.

It's the product of a band called Eagles of Death Metal who just released their new sophomore CD...here's a review of their debut effort.

Also, some of the names may be familiar if you're fans of the stoner rock band Queens of the Stone Age.

Their new album, Death by Sexy..., is a nice throwback to old school blues rock n' roll.

Think Queens meets AC/DC meets Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Sounds like a fucked-up sitcom.

Don't buy my critique?

Check out Pitchfork's review.

"Singer Jesse "The Devil" Hughes (or Boots Electric, or whatever sassy moniker they've slapped on him today) is the perfect manifestation of QOSTA's lighter side, slipping between a manic Mick Jagger caricature and a Cramps-like amphetamine Elvis. For a record that revels in the clich├ęs of rock, his attempts are terribly cute. Where Queens of the Stone Age have always explored the dark and dirty, the excess and the evil, the nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, and ecstasy, the Eagles of Death Metal crank up a cock-rock sound that's free of any danger or seriousness. This isn't subversion, this is good clean fun."

They gave the boys a 7.3 out of 10....not bad by their elitist standards.

The best thing about the album: It only set me back $8.

God Bless You, Target.
Once again, you've hit the bulleye of savings in my wallet.

::Chef Recommends::

Track 1 - I Want You So Hard (The Boy's Bad News)
Track 2 - I Gotta Feeling (Just Nineteen)

02 June 2006

Drowning in Dormancy

What has two thumbs and sux ass?

This Guy!!!

So, this is my obligatory post about how I haven't posted in an eon.
How I promise to fix it.
How I'll change my ways.

Who am I kidding?

If you want updates on the life of moi, KO and Zoe, make sure to check out the misses' site, From Peaches to Beaches.
Always good stuff to be found.

With that, here's some happenings around the Fox Hole:

- I've been listening to tons of metal lately....with many thanks to the kids at VH1.
AC/DC. Metallica. Priest. Sabbath. Leppard. Tool. All gracing the iTunes as of late.
Obviously, there's nothing wrong with that. Just weird when you're flashing some metal at the office (Funny...co-worker offer the strangest looks when you give them the horns.)

- Are any of you freakin' out about 6.6.06? Yeah, neither am I.

- A couple of the TV nerds and I are hooking up our iTunes on the net. That's pretty cool, except we're all discovering that we hav the same taste in music. Surprisingly, there's little overlap...so, overall, it's pretty bangin' (did I just channel Jonathan from "Blow Out"?)

Some new TV shows with a little promise:

Wonder Showzen -- Demented, but genius.
Last Comic Standing -- I liked Jay Mohr, but I can live with Anthony Clark as a host.
Scripps Spelling Bee -- funny ass shit all day today. Some co-workers were givin' KO crap about watching the Bee. Blasphemy...that's the real reality TV. True blue social awkwardness, not the manufactered, posturing kind on every other show.
So You Think You Can Dance... -- Psych. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading this...

More Random Thoughts

I feel bad because I forgot that some Foxies were hitting the City Tavern tonight and I didn't go.
Horse Apples.
Sorry, y'all...slipped my mind completely.
Catch you next time. Don't forget about me.

Re-watched "The Life Aquatic"...such a good flick. Bill Murray is a god.

Hope all is well with you, dear reader. Come back again...maybe I'll remember to write something.

Ciao.

14 May 2006

Checkin' In

greetings from the sunshine state's gulf coast!!!

i know, i know...it's been forever since i've posted.

i'm just uninspired when it comes to posting.

this week, though, gave me some sweet jerkyesque fodder to chew on.

so, here's what i'm pondering:

1. The Office
what a cliffhanger, huh? sure, if you watched the bbc version, you had a clue, but the way it happened was still very exciting.

not sure if i can wait to find out what happens next...what did you think?

(notice i was nice & didn't spoil the plot for those that haven't checked their tivo yet)

2. Earl
what a solid first season for the hickey boys. it'll be tough to top it, but the show is built to last, with every episode centered around a item on his list...makes it nearly staleproof.

hey crabman...see ya next season.

3. metal mayhem month on vh1
the excitement has dwindled as of late, but the month kicked off with a bang, watching the 40 greatest metal songs, and all the other great shows about all things metal. hope it picks up again, i could use a little more maiden and priest in my diet.

and, finally...

4. El Hombre's assault on the record books
there's no slowing down our man Pujols. dude just became the fastest to 19 hr in mlb history. set a new april record for hr, and has 47 rbi...it hasn't even been 2 months.
Viva los Cardinals y Viva el Hombre!!!

that's all i got...i could say that i'll try to post more often...but i've burned that bridge already...i'll just say that i promise to post more frequently.

maybe bi-monthly...kidding...i'll try harder...have a little faith.

18 April 2006

spoonful of sugar

tonight after work, (and a wonderful dinner of philly cheese sandwiches and potato wedges courtesy of the sportslady) ko and i went for a ride to big lots to check out some ceramic pots. she's thinking about making a cool new oriental serenity fountain for our lanai, and i'm all for it.

afterwards, we stopped at home depot to check out drills. good to know that you can rent tools from there if you only need them once. c'mon, how many times are you going to need to use a rosewood wedge stemmed cutting gauge??? Ten times?? Maybe??

finally, we stopped at a turn-back-the-clock ice cream parlor near our home called fabulous 50's.
it looked like we just missed the fun, as they was live musicians striking their stage set up and a prepubescent elwood blues walking out the door.

no matter. ko ordered one of her favorites: thin mint crunch on a waffle cone. excellent choice...but she didn't luck out like moi.

after some hemming and hawwing, i decided on the snickers ice cream waffle cone. the jerk, noting my indecisiveness, asked what i almost picked for my favorite flavor.

reese's was my answer. without missing a beat, she handed me my snickers cone and a free spoonful of the peanut butter cup cream for the road.

nicely done. so, in review:

a nice atmosphere. little blues brothers. a reward for not making up your mind.

kudos to those fab 50's. i'll be time traveling back real soon.

14 April 2006

Wiki Birthday Post

thanks to the super terrific hayley for this little nugget.

Go to Wikipedia, enter in your birthdate (sans year), post three events, two births and one death:

Events
1970 - Monday Night Football premieres
are you ready for the football?? why, yes. indeed, i am.

1991 - Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
i'm just now sobering up from that one. t'was a hell of a ride, USSR. a hell of a ride.

1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
he did what?? betrayed our country and leaked secrets to the enemy?? well, there's only one thing to do: make him the vp.

1827 - Joseph Smith, Jr., claims that the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which is "translated" into The Book of Mormon.
sadly, joseph smith and the juniors never went platinum, having succumbed to the powerful seduction of polygamy and in total behind the music fashion, drugs.

Births
1940 - Bill Kurtis, American television journalist
the voice of a&e (insert gruesome crime/forensic/justice/cold case name here)
"he then inserted the revolver into the man's rectum and pulled the trigger."

1947 - Stephen King, American author
greatest living near-sighted red sox fan.

and, finally...the cinderella story...out of augusta...

1950 - Bill Murray, American actor
my hero...and truly, our greatest living thespian. shut yer piehole, de niro!

Death
1327 - King Edward II (Electric Boogaloo) of England (b. 1284)
a true sequel that was better than the original...we hardly knew ye.

That's mine....play along please in the comments section.

MEME Time

Four jobs I have had in my life:
(in order of mind numbitude)
1. baggin', taggin', stockin', and gawkin' at Hy-Vee
2. more of the same at hastings
3. al bundy at brown's show fit in kv, mo
4. promo poy (now with kung fu grip!!) various tv markets in missouri, georgia, and now florida

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. star wars (which one? all of them! except phantom....sucked!!)
2. rushmore (wes anderson & owen wilson rule!)
3. fight club (schizophrenia rules! )
4. mst3k's mitchell (hearts pounding....veins clogging)

Four places I have lived:
1. Kirksville, MO
2. Warrensburg, MO
3. Blue Springs, MO
4. Columbus, GA

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. 24
2. mythbusters
3. the soup
4a. the history channel
4b. the discovery channel (yeah that's right...the whole channels!)
yeah, i have the tv habits of a high school sophomore...so sue me.

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. orlando with ko on our swing thru fla!
2. savannah ga....one of the most beautiful places i've seen.
3. chicago...best. town. ever.
4. fort myers...before i moved there...livin the dream!

Four websites I visit daily[almost]:
1. fark.com
2. espn.com...sports and sarcasm.
3. vivaelbirdos.com....badass fan site of my stl cards
4. sportslady.blogspot.com...cause she's the bome diggity!

Four of my favorite foods:
1. ko's baby rack ribs with sweet baby ray's sauce.
2. my family's egg noodles...sounds crappy, taste yummy.
3. a really good steak...and a really bad steak...pretty much steak.
4. pizza of some variety

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. anywhere with ko and zoe
2. driving home to see ko and zoe.
3. RVing on the open road with ko and zoe.
4. sunset on the beach with ko and zoe.

Blog Binge

Brace yourself for the blog binge to end all.

2 posts! And they said it couldn't done....those naysayers...always saying "nay".

I'll show them.

BTW...I won't be "purging" during my blog binge, in case you were worried.

And with that, as our disabled friend Joe might say in Family Guy:

"Let's do this!!"

02 April 2006

April Fools!!!

For you, dear reader, a look at some of the best April Fools hoaxes ever turned loose on a gullible public.....or, is the link a hoax in itself????

Click if you dare....wait a minute...what's Bobby Ewing doing in the shower? He died, right?

25 March 2006

All Apologies

Whatta I should I say
All Apologies
-Kurt Cobain

What’s up? It’s been awhile, has it not?
First off, an explanation…or as you may refer to it, an excuse:
On March 2, I started my new position at the station, and I’ve been working quite a bit since then.
Now that I’m beginning to get my feet under me, I’m coming up for air and giving this humble blog a shock with the defibrillator of prose.
Long overdue, I’m aware. At any rate, it’s duly noted.

The new venture is, very much like life, progressing. Man, those new jobs are a bitch. One day, you feel so insignificant and unqualified. The next, you’re wowing your colleagues and wondering aloud: What was I so worried about?

With that, I’m finding more and more enjoyment now after the dusting off phase.
The dullness of my quill continues to erode, and I’m finding more comfort in my new digs. But enough about me…

Zoe continues to enjoy the fruits of a lanai in the Florida sunshine. The sights and smells fill her short time on the concrete slab, basking in the tropical glow on her dragonfly rug, like a lioness surveying her flat kingdom.

KO seems to be enjoying work, though we’re both quite displeased with the infrequency of companionship afforded by our new schedules.
I guess I’ll have to step up my coup de tat so we can get a day off together. (You didn’t read that…)

I hope the following will suffice for the moment. If there’s anything else I need to share, do tell.
I can say that while I’ve attended a Red Sox morning BP session, I’ve yet to catch a game. Let’s hope that changes before all our teams head north for the season.

Hope all is well with you out there in the vast spaces. Drop us a line to let me know you haven’t given up on me.

D Stack, I hope you’re happy that I finally wrote something.

Cheers,
Cory

26 February 2006

To William Robert Julian Brasky!

I thought some of you might enjoy these quotes about the man best known as Bill Brasky:

The Quotable Brasky
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"Did you know Bill Brasky is the godfather of my son? He shows up at the church in his golf pants, caked in mud. Well, ol' Bill Brasky pushes the priest aside and says, 'I'll baptize that piece of calamari!' Then he pours Scotch all over my baby son and says, 'There! You're baptized!' The boy is blind to this day!"

"Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky sold me into slavery? He puts me on a ship to Thailand, right? And I'm chained to a pipe. Meanwhile, ol' Brasky, he's back in the States siring three beautiful children with my wife!"

"Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky showed up at my daughter's wedding? You know my daughter, she's a beautiful girl. Well, Brasky shows up and you know he's a big fella. Well, he's standing right between me and my daughter at the ceremony. He's got no right to be there, but he's drunk and he's Brasky! Well, long story short: the priest accidentally marries me and Brasky! We spend the weekend in the Poconos — he loved me like I've never been loved before!"

"You know how Brasky served three tours in 'Nam? Well, I'm in Corpus Christi on business a month ago, and I had this eight-foot tall Asian waiter which made me a little curious, so I asked him his name, and sure enough it's Ho Tran Brasky!"

"I went camping with Brasky, his wife, and his daughter Debbie! Debbie Brasky. She's 7-years-old, goes about 3'5", 55 pounds. So, I'm in the back of a pickup with Bill Brasky and a live deer! Well, Brasky, he grabs the deer by the antlers, looks at it and says, "I'm Bill Brasky! Say it!" Then he squeezes the deer in such a way that a sound comes out of its mouth - "Billbrasky!" It wasn't exactly it, but it was pretty good for a deer!"

"I once saw him eat a whole live chicken."

"Bill Brasky once gave me a videotape of him having sex with my wife, and it was the most beautiful damn thing I ever saw!"

"To Bill Brasky! A ten-foot-tall, two-ton son of a bitch who could eat a hammer and take a shotgun blast standing!"

3/16/1996
"Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky forced me to wear a woman's bikini around the office? Brasky tears off my clothes and makes me wear this skimpy bikini. For the next three months I had to conduct my business wearing a woman's bathing suit. I would cry from shame and question my manhood daily. But at the end of the quarter, I'll be damned if my sales hadn't tripled."

"He'll eat a homeless person if you dare him."

"One time I asked Brasky to dress up like Santa for a Christmas party I was throwing for my children. Yeah, that's them, that's them. Well Brasky shows up as Santa, reaches into his bag and says, 'I've got goodies for you kids.' He proceeds to hand out scrap metal and cigarettes to them. Then he takes off his beard and says 'There is no Santa 'cause I ate him.'"

"He sheds his skin once a year."

"I once saw him scissor kick Angela Lansbury."

"Did I ever tell you about the time I went horseback riding with Brasky, but there weren't any horses around? Well, Brasky throws a saddle on my back and rides me around Wyoming for three days. Well wouldn't you know it my stamina increases with each day and I develop tremendous leg muscles. So anyway, Brasky decides to enter me in the Breeders Cup, right? Under the name Turkish Delight. And I'm running in second place, and I'm running and I break my ankle! They’re about to shoot me. Then someone from the crowd yells out, God bless him, 'Don't shoot him — he's a human.'"

"His favorite TV movie is The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta!

"You know he jumped off the Empire State Building this one time and he only sprained his ankle."

"Like an alligator, he can fully digest a turtle shell."

2/22/1997
"He had a four day heart attack! ...Yeah, a day for every chamber! ...When they did the autopsy, they said his heart was like a basketball filled with ricotta cheese! ...They found sixty dollars in change in his stomach!

"I remember one time Brasky took his family to Sea World... they were watching Shamu the whale when Brasky got splashed! So Brasky yells, 'I'm Bill Brasky and no one gets me wet!' So he climbs into the tank, grabs Shamu and throws the whale into the audience, splashes him and yells, 'How do you like it?!' And then damn if Brasky didn't step in there and finish the show!"

"You know, he would shoot whiskey into his neck with a syringe."

"He did all the make-up on the Planet of the Apes movies."

"He taught me how to love a woman - and how to scold a child."

"He had dandruff the size of mice!"

"Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky took me out to go get a drink with him? We go off lookin' for a bar and we can't find one. Finally, Brasky takes me into a vacant lot and says, Here we are!' Well, we sat there for a year and a half. Sure enough, someone constructed a bar around us! Well, the day they opened it, we ordered a shot, drank it and then burnt the place to the ground. Brasky yelled over the roar of the flames, 'Always leave things the way you found them!'"

"He once punched a hole in a cow just so he could see who was comin' up the road."

"He had nine children, all of 'em boys!"

"He sired a baseball team... An orchestra, if you count the bastards!"

"Did I ever tell you about the time I had breakfast with Brasky? Brasky drank a full glass of liquid LSD with his eggs. Then he slept for eight months straight. When he woke up, he rubbed his eyes and said, 'All in all, I prefer gin!'"

"They say Gene Roddenberry got the idea for Star Trek from Brasky talkin' in his sleep!"

"He once breast-fed an injured flamingo back to health."

"He used to jog around the block with a fridge on his back!"

"His poop is considered currency in Argentina!"

"He loved extension cords!"

"He hated Mexicans! ...And he was half Mexican! ...And he hated irony!"

"He grew a third arm and kept it in a vault!"

"Bill Brasky's foreskin is used to cover Yankee Stadium when it rains"

"He slept eight hours a night! Well, he was pretty normal when it came to that."

5/10/1997

"So anyways, Brasky would put on a white tie and tails and walk his pet cobra through the park on a leash. He named the cobra 'Beverly'. And he taught it how to fetch and dial a phone. But then one day, it bit the maid. So with tears in his eyes, Brasky had to shoot the maid."

"Brasky would use his own thigh as an anvil!!"

"It was the sight of Brasky’s naked body that drove Brian Wilson insane!“

"He showers in grain alcohol!"

"He uses the Shroud of Turin as a golf towel!"

"He killed Wolfman Jack with a trident!"

"He drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls!"

"He makes every woman that sleeps with him refer to him as 'Bear Bryant'!"

"He once ate the Bible while water-skiing!"

"He once had sex with a cigarette machine!"

"Every kid on this field was fathered by Bill Brasky! Every one of 'em!"

12/12/1998
"He's a 10-foot-tall beast man, who showers in vodka, and feeds his baby Shrimp Scampi."

"He orchestrated the merger between UNICEF and Smith & Wesson."

"Brasky went public with his own buttocks and made $7 million."

"Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky went hunting? Brasky decides he's
going to hunt down all four of the Banana Splits! He stalks and kills every one of them with a machete. They all begged for their lives, except Fleagle!"

"We once had a bachelor party for Brasky. He ate the entire cake before we could tell him there was a stripper in it."

"Brasky once hosted the Grammys, and gave every award to Corey Hart!"

"He has a toenail on the end of his penis!"

"Brasky got his wife pregnant and she gave birth to a delicious 16 oz. steak... The afterbirth was sauteed mushrooms!"

"Brasky's family crest is a picture of a barracuda eating Neil Armstrong!"

"Brasky ranked 18th in the AP College Football Poll."

"He breast-feeds John Madden!"

"Brasky named the group Sha-Na-Na! They did not want to be called that."

"If you drop a phonograph needle on Brasky's nipple, it plays the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds."

"They use Brasky's foreskin as a tarp when it rains at Yankee Stadium!"

"Brasky directed that commercial where the women play basketball in heels!"

"He wears a live rattlesnake as a condom!"

"All the Yes album covers are Brasky family photos."

"Darryl Dawkins has a summer home in Brasky's groin!"

"Brasky taught his son to drive by entering him into the Indy 500. The kid wrecked, and died. Brasky said, 'It would have happened sometime!'"

"Brasky's semen can form into a liquid human! ...Like the guys in Terminator 2!"

"Brasky still believes in Santa Claus! And he wants to put him in porno films."

"He thinks Iron Man is gay!"

"He framed Roger Rabbit!"

"He gave a hand job to a manta ray!"

"Brasky used to ride upon a steed, perchance to spy a lady."

"The character Johnny Appleseed was based on Brasky, except for the part about planting appleseeds and not raping men!"

"Did I ever tell about the time Brasky was in a production of The King and I? On
opening night, Brasky chloroformed the entire cast and slowly eats them in front of the audience for two hours! The production got pretty good reviews."

All transcripts courtesy
Wikipedia

16 February 2006

Window To The Soul

Time to jump on a new and exciting bandwagon of self-awareness, thanks to The Sportslady and Lady Crumpet.

No, this isn't some self help guru program or new age therapy session.

Instead, let's open Johari's Window and see what you think of me.

Enter my personal Window and tell me what best describes my personality. The overlaps and differences should make for a little bit of fun, and an interesting experiment for my psyche.

So, go ahead. Crack open my Johari's window.

Being that I'm in sunny Florida, the place could stand a nice gulf breeze.

14 February 2006

Valentine's Return


"It's been such a long time
I think I should be going
Cause time doesn't wait for me
It keeps on going"
-"Long Time" by Boston

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

In case you've joined us late (like me), here's what has been happening at the Cape lately...

Well the "retirement" lasted all of 3 weeks, except for some part time work.
Since January 23rd, I've been gainfully employed full time as a Production Specialist at WFTX, the Fox affiliate in Ft. Myers.

Some more good news, after working at the Fox station for about 2 weeks, I've already gotten a promotion!

I'm moving to the Promotions dept. with a new title, Promotions Coordinator/Producer at Fox 4 News.

Here's some other things on my mind since my last post...

I think Herm's a great hire for the Chiefs. This whole TO situation got me worried, though. I really don't see the Chiefs pulling the trigger on it.

Just so you know...the Crue was in town Saturday night to rock the Germain Arena. Had I still been in Columbus GA, the plan was to go and see the show with a friend of mine. Sorry, Matt!

It warrants mentioning that I remember going to see Van Halen back in high school with my friend Travis at Riverport, when a certain Vince Neil opened for Sammy and Eddie. Hey, Smiler, do you still have the Vince Neil wife beater that you bought...or did you burn it in effigy?

Another exciting happening...Pitchers and catchers report this week. Ft. Myers is the home of the Red Sox AND the Twins, so plenty of action around town for the next month and a half.

The Cards are only a couple hours across the state...so maybe I can make back there for a weekend game at Roger Dean Stadium...but I need someone to go with me. Any takers?

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I'm sure that things will get back to normal and I'll be posting more soon.

Well, KO and I are off to dinner and a hockey game for Valentine's Day. Nothing says I love you more than watching two Canadian guys beat each other's faces in with a LaBatt's, your sweetie, and your Reggie Dunlop Charlestown Chiefs sweater!


Old Time Hockey...like Eddie Shore....and Toe Blake...and Gordie!!

26 January 2006

Kaos in the "Dollhouse"

Well, since I haven't heard back from Kaos after leaving a message a few days ago, I'll have to share this news regarding him with anyone and everyone visiting this site.

Don't worry it's not that embarrassing. In fact, if it were me in his predicament, I'd think it's pretty cool.

I was watching the Todd Solondz film "Welcome to the Dollhouse" the other night and about 5 minutes into the flick, I noticed something very familiar on the screen.

Early in the movie, the main character, a 12 year old girl named Dawn Wiener, is watching a Quiz Bowl on TV while having an argument with her little sister. As is cut back and forth between the Quiz Bowl program and the argument, there was a familiar voice moderating the TV program.

Then it happened.

It cuts back to the program and we get our first and fast glimpse of the mystery moderator. It's undeniable and confirms my suspicion.

There on the screen is a young Kaos, in suit and tie, holding court for a myriad of young bright students. Since we're both about the same age, I'm guessing he was a sophomore/junior in high school at the time, and the clip credits at the end confirmed all this for me geographically as well.

I couldn't believe it. I thought, "How cool is that?". I also wanted so badly to share this with him.

But, I couldn't reach him by cell. So, this will have to do. I hope it's alright, my airing of this potentially sensitive material.
If nothing else, you can at least add yourself to IMDB.com actor page:

Kaos' film credit: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (1995)

18 January 2006

Captions From The Cape

You wanted it....you got it.

And, if you didn't...you're getting it anyway...complete with Seacow Goodness!!

Here are some pictures from our short time in our new home.

Enjoy!!!

I'm starting with the coolest. This is the Federal Building in downtown Fort Myers. By day a old Greek columned structure. By night, the 10 foot tall steel luminarias around the building light it up to the beautiful site you see here. Imagine driving by that after a night on the town. Really cool.  Posted by Picasa

The Caloosahatchee Bridge...or one of the few that doesn't cost a buck to cross. Free Bridge...Yippee! Posted by Picasa

The apartment...not the greatest, but at least there's a palm tree....that's gotta mean something. Posted by Picasa

Zoe somewhere close to Tampa on the trip from hell moving to the Cape....enjoying the view with eyes wide shut. She spent 90% of the time just like that...what a sweetie! Posted by Picasa

Here are some of the many manatees that we saw at the park. All of these manatees are in the wild, but they use Manatee Park because of the warm water generated by a neighboriing plant. KO and I saw about 30 to 40...really cool. Note the scars on the one in the middle from a close encounter with boats. Posted by Picasa

Me and my buddy Manny at Manatee Park...Cool like Fonzie. Posted by Picasa

A beautiful sunset at our new home. Posted by Picasa

16 January 2006

Ignore This Post

Irony.

Probably the most misused word in the English language...or are you just using it ironically?

Redoubt had a nice little post about the irony of lottery in which he quotes some lyrics from the Alanis Morrisette song "Ironic", which isn't just that.

"Ironic...don't cha think?"

Let's ignore the word, shall we?
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i·ro·ny
n.
pl. i·ro·nies
1.

a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at
wit

2.
a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: “Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated” (Richard Kain).
b. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at
ironic.
Dramatic irony - irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.

(Author's note: every Law and Order)
Socratic irony - admission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning.

(Author's note: Letting another fool take the fall for you to learn)


This misuse has been a peeve of mine for awhile now. Hell, I'm not perfect. I sometimes misuse the word, too.

It's easy to do so...it's thrown about so much that it's been given different meaning.

As KO would say, "It isn't ironic...just a shitty coincidence".


I will admit that I do use the word as a barometer of one's English skills.

Sure, if someone uses it wrong around me, I'll probably shrug it off. Of course, if I do call you on it, it means I think you're capable of a little more than that....so it's a good thing to be ridiculed publicly.

So, what is the purpose of this post?

Nothing, really....or everything.

If you wish to discuss this further, don't comment me at the link below.

13 January 2006

Frappr John

Call me a follower.

The SportsLady is frapping it up with her latest post, and after pushing in my pin on her site...I'm asking you to come join my Frappr Map!

The process is easy...many of you that I have an address from will get an email inviting you to indulge in the frappy goodness.

So, c'mon...Frap it up!

09 January 2006

Name That Blog

If you haven't mosied on over to the SportsLady's blog in a few days, what are you waiting for?

New content to consume, and that's right, a contest!

KO lookin' for a new name for the blog...and she wants your help.

Head to her post here and leave your money moniker in the snide remarks.

Who knows? You may one day be telling the grandkids that you came up with the name for the Chica Deportes' Blog. (Right before you're sent by your familia to the looney bin.)

Buen Suerte, amigos!!

08 January 2006

Patton Pending...

Submitted for your approval...

I've found this humorous interview with my favorite comedian Patton Oswalt that's sure to make you chortle with delight. Maybe even a guffaw will be in order upon ingestion.

Anyway, dig into the comedy goodness...

PattonOswalt.com

05 January 2006

Herman's Head?

Is he? Isn't he?

Sadly, I get the feeling that the Herman Edwards talks between the Jets and the Chiefs is just beginning.

I've been a Chiefs fan for such a long time, so when it sounded like King Carl Peterson was closing a deal after 2 days, I knew something was up.

Carl's like that guys who after doing the research and checking the prices on purchasing a new TV....still holds out for less.

He'd be right at home at a yard sale.

04 January 2006

The Snooze Leader

-Futurama's disembodied head could be reanimated (pun intended) and reattached to Fox ala "Hombre de Familia".
Somewhere, the kids at AdultSwim are quietly chuckling with their finger on the pulse of the geek masses...

- Katrina and the Waves are "Walking on Sell Outs"

-Here's your Fark caption:
"Theater chain executive describes cup holder mounted seats in cinema as 'the most important technological innovation since sound.'"

I can't remember the last time I saw a cup mounted seat in a movie, but those Star Wars special effects are so passe.

-And, Finally...
Have Belfast scientists discovered the secret of first liquid with holes?

Meanwhile, we're still awaiting a cure for cancer...

Greetings from the Cape

I'm baaaaaaaack.

The SportsLady and I finally got the computer up and running last night, so here's my first correspondence from the Sunshine State.

Also, I know you all missed my buddy the header at the top of the screen, so you'll be happy to know that it's back as well.

To recap what's been going down in the last few days:

Sunday: Cleaning and checking out some of our local shoppes.

Monday: Our first trip to Naples for their New Year Fine Arts Fest. So gorgeous...75 and sunny every day so far on the Gulf Coast.

Tuesday: Our first trip to Fort Myers Beach. Another picturesque day on the softest sand these feet hath ever touched. A little more cleaning.

Wednesday: KO back to work...I begin my search. Temps: 75 and sunny.

Brace yourself though for this bad news: Thanks to a dip in the jet stream, it's supposed to cool down to the unbearable frozen tundra-esque temperature of (Gasp!) 60 degrees this weekend.

Break out the parkas and grab your booties cause it's cooooolllllldddd out there!

Hope all is well and I trust you had a safe and happy holiday season.

Cheers from the Cape!!