Saturday, November 29, 2008

Battle of the Boot.

Arkansas 31, LSU 30

Okay, Arkansas hasn't been the greatest team this year and aren't going to a bowl this year, but the Battle of the Boot is always important to Arkansas and LSU, even if it solely a matter of pride. As I was listening to the game last night with Casey Dick's wild 4th down pass play turn to a touchdown pass to London Crawford, I was elated that the "Boot" would stay with Arkansas for another year. The play call was definitely questionable with only 4th and inches, but Dick showed that he knew his teammate's capability. After that touchdown, the announcers began talking about MVPs of the game, and I would have to give the game ball to the Arkansas defense. They really stepped it up in the second half and were able to give the offense a chance to get back in the game and ultimately win. Good job, guys! Congrats on the win!

Leia Mais…

Terrorists and the Like.

So, this guy posted this picture as a funny, ironic illustration denoting the overgeneralization of terrorist fashion and profiling of Arabs based on headwear and a beard.

Now, in response to this picture was this comment:

"What in the f--- do you expect? I mean come on…you look like a f---ing terrorist."

Really?! I guess I can see the resemblance to these other terrorists.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Curbside Take Away.

Really? Now, look, I know as well as anyone else that teenagers can be a bit self-centered or self-absorbed at times, and they can definitely do some stupid things. I mean, I am the guy that, as a teen, backed into a dumpster one night and then the next night, popped a tire and decided it would be a good idea to change the tire on a hill with a 20 degree slope. Stupidity runs amok with teens, that's why their bodies are built to last. They are meant to fall and break things, but this one takes the cake. It takes the cake with all the icing and left not even a crumb. How inconsiderate and senseless! Anyway, read the story for yourself, but I will say that ordering fast food at the site of a wreck where you just caused a man to die is one of the lowest things you could do.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

To all the named and unnamed men and women who have ever stood to defend this nation of ours:

Thank You.

Leia Mais…

Ackward Moment between Two Men.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see the tense look on Obama's face and the shift away from Bush? Obama seems just really tense overall. Maybe Bush should offer to give him one of those good ol' shoulder rubs to help him relax.

Leia Mais…

Friday, November 7, 2008

Les Stroud. Is. Survivorman!

Tonight is the night! Les is back and Bear will have to step it up or go back to the UK. I actually just got done watching the first new episode. It was great, but the one thing I brought away from it is this: it can be scary on your own, even in your backyard (and I do count the Sierras as a backyard of sorts). More of a man than I'll ever be, Les, keep it rockin' and keep those new episodes coming!

Leia Mais…

Scary, scary Virus.

Okay. Enough of the sentimental for now. I came across this at Digg, so I thought I would share the wealth:

images from here and here

Apparently, this guy had one of the most unfortunate cases of a computer virus known to man. I dub it, as did another forum poster, the Miley Cyrus Virus. Whatever inspired the evil genius/bastard to do this, we may never know, but one thing is certain: it is pure evil enjoyment. The virus doesn't do much in the way of malicious damage to one's computer. All it does is disable headphone usage and play Ms. Cyrus song See You Again (thanks YouTubers) over and over on a loop as Vista starts up (after you log in). Insanity and unsanitary thoughts soon grow more numerous than fangirls at a Twilight premiere. Sheesh. I'm glad this hasn't happened to me (and, knock on wood, may it never). So, to the poor soul who may have to end up re-installing Windows: Get a better antivirus or go back to XP. We don't need this thing spreading. For the sake of humanity, kill it off now!

Leia Mais…

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Getting Over the Past.

Many people use the adage "an image is worth 1000 words," but rarely is that truer than this:

So, Mr. Obama, whatever people may say, I say thank you. Thank you for the hope you have inspired in me and my circle, and in the unifying force that hope will bring. May it drift into the deepest corners of our nation and into the most backwards of backwoods. May we once again become a United States of America and bridge the racial gap once and for all.


A Grateful and Believing Citizen

And to first my wife and secondly my friends:

Thank you for staying with me long enough to get my own head out of those backwoods.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the Making Folks!

So, I'm sitting here, 11:28 p.m. Central Standard Time, wringing my hands, fighting back tears, and wondering what to write. Then I found this. It speaks volumes. More than I could ever write. A must read. Truly.

Today is a great day for America.

Leia Mais…

November Fourth

There once was a man named Obama,
but he does not own any llama.
This man, who's in it for president,
And trying to set a new precedent;
Well, he needs your vote now,
So go find out how,
And do something good for a change.

Leia Mais…


Writing Prompt for Today:
What would you tell an 18-year-old American to encourage them to vote today?

Vote. Vote from your heart. Don't listen to anyone else around you. Don't mind the nay-sayers or discriminators. Do it for yourself. After all, the next four years are in your hands today. Make sense of the mud slinging and name calling and catch phrases, and then go and cast your ballot.

Conspiracies are for those with little hope and lots of time. I have no real need for them whether they exist or not. The best part about voting is that you feel like you personally are making a difference in the world. Regardless of the outcome, by voting you showed you believed in the system. A system which is not perfect but can be fixed. It needs help, and citizens everywhere are starting today.

So, pick your clothes, wash up, and get yourself to yonder voting station. You'll be glad you did. And relax, the older people there really aren't that frightening.

Leia Mais…