Monday, November 30, 2009

After a Short Hiatus: Dancing Gloves

Well, I know that it has been some time since my last post, but I've been busy with job searches, Thanksgiving, and what not. Today, though, should begin the return to regular posts (at least until Christmas). But, on to a different and a bit more somber topic.

I'm sure that everyone knows someone whose life has been changed by breast cancer, and many times, we never know quite what to say in those crucial moments. I know that saying that we're there for someone is never quite as personal as we wish for it to be.

Well, here's a great video from the entire crew at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. It's dubbed as the Pink Glove Dance and was inspired by Medline Industries new line of pink latex gloves to help bring awareness to breast cancer. It's a great video, and I hope you enjoy it!

Leia Mais…

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shatnerquake: Free Digital Download!

Note: This is a re-post of a previous William Shatner-related piece. Why? The author of the book Shatnerquake, Jeff Burk, recently commented on the blog the following message:

To whom it may concern,

I am writing because I saw your website covered the book “Shatnerquake.” I am the author and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. It is little things like simply posting to on the internet that help out independent artists, like myself, in this era of giant crushing-corporations.

I am also writing to let you know that on this coming Tuesday, November 17th, I will be offering “Shatnerquake” as a free download on my website ( I figured that since you covered the book in the past, your readers may be interested in knowing that they will be able to get it for free this week.

Thank you again for your help.

Thanks Jeff!

So you heard the man, read the review below, or don't. Whatever you decide though, definitely head over to Jeff's site this Tuesday and download Shatnerquake. When you're done reading it, I know it'd be the perfect stocking stuffer for all your Trekkie friends and loved ones!

"I first came across this next piece of Shatner fun at the great site Neatorama. It's the book Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk (who also puts out The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction with Andersen Prunty and Jordan Krall).

Now, having yet to read this book, I can't give it my full review (obviously), but being a fan of both William Shatner and Bruce Campbell, it sounds like great fun! From Amazon's website, here is the premise:
William Shatner? William Shatner. WILLIAM SHATNER!!! It's the first ShatnerCon with William Shatner as the guest of honor! But after a failed terrorist attack by Campbellians, a crazy terrorist cult that worships Bruce Campbell, all of the characters ever played by William Shatner are suddenly sucked into our world. Their mission: hunt down and destroy the real William Shatner.

I can't wait to sink my eyes into this one! I hope it's as great as my mind is already making it out to be. If any of you have read it or just have thoughts about William Shatner, Star Trek or Bruce Campbell, feel free to leave a comment!"

Leia Mais…

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Boy, it's been a bit busy now that I've been working, so I've slacked a bit on the post updates lately. Oops. But being Wednesday AND Veteran's Day, I could not skip today's post...from Co-Ed Magazine...Babes in Camo. Enjoy, and remember to thank a service member for his or her service today.

Leia Mais…

Friday, November 6, 2009

Recipes for Mouth Cancer Survivors

Straight from reddit, this is a touching story of a lady who suffered from mouth cancer but died before she could finish this cookbook especially for those who can't eat normal foods.

The lady's son has completed the book, and it is in currently in the production phase. If you know anyone who could benefit from these recipes, I'd suggest you give the sample recipes a looksie. If you like the idea and the recipes, buy a copy or two. Please share.

Leia Mais…

WTF Fridays: Welcome to my Study

Truly some videos fitting of today's theme! The wife was working at her university job when her supervisor said that before she could continue, she had to watch these "studies." She found them hilarious, she shared them with me, and now, I'm doing you all the same pleasure. Enjoy them!

Welcome to my Study Video 1

Welcome to my Study Video 4

That's just a sampling of the great oddities in store with this series! I hope you'll watch them all and become just as disturbed as I have become.

Leia Mais…

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Inmates Save Guard: A Lesson in Respect

From CNN comes an article that really struck me as evidence of one of those sort of "life truths," so to speak. I know that many of you probably know I volunteered for two years on a mission for my church, and one of the things that I learned while out there is a truth I owe to a firefighter, naturalist, and friend.

He sort of opened my narrow view up to the idea that there's more out there. Additionally, he used the animals he worked with to exemplify the idea that everything needs and deserves respect. That respect takes many different forms from close friendship for some to simply an awareness to stay away for a time.

I have a hard time sometimes explaining this point, but I believe strongly in showing everyone respect regardless of station or creed. This story shows the truth behind that. From CNN:

Hillsborough County, Florida, Deputy Kenneth Moon was alone at his station at a county jail facility near Tampa when an inmate attacked him with no warning.

Moon, 64, was no match for Douglas Burden, 24, in custody on various drug charges. With Moon still in his chair, Burden put him in a choke hold and pulled tight.

And then, surveillance video of the Monday attack showed, other inmates jumped into the fray.

They jumped in, but not to help Burden. Instead, the inmates knocked him down, called to more guards for backup to Moon, and immobilized Burden until the reinforcements arrived. Col. James Previtera said that this just shows the respect shared between inmates and guards, and I believe it. I really enjoyed this story and hope you will also. The surveillance video is below.

Leia Mais…

Batman: Terror of the Night

This is a great video, but I have no idea how this guy hangs upside down. This would scare the wits out of me if I just came up on this guy, but it is definitely worth the watch though.

Leia Mais…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm a Man and Proud of My Wife!

Just a short, quick post because no length of text could truly do her service, but I just want to make it known that my wife is a brilliant person and scholar. And I'm so very proud of her and everything she does!

What prompted this you ask? Well, today she informed me that she was chosen as the new president of the Chi Sigma Honor Society and yesterday, one of her professors (one known for being fairly strict in the grammar department) congratulated the wife and two others for being published! Go Helen! This is an awesome achievement in the academic world, and the first step of many more for her. Here's a few images from the published content (published in the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education Newsnotes).

The Newsnotes Volume and Number

The Table of Contents

The Title of Assessment Article and wife's byline (YAY!)

Now, I couldn't show it all just to avoid any copyright issues there may or may not be, but I'm extremely proud of her! Helen, here's to many more publications!

Leia Mais…

Happy Wednesday!

So, yeah...I guess I can say this now that I've actually started...I have found some work. For the time being, I'm a RazorTemp temporary worker for the University here and right now I'm working for the Division of Continuing Education. It's a bit tedious, but hey, I'll do tedious over nothing...give me all you've got! I love it because the office is downtown, and there are great people who work there! Anyway, that's my excuse for slowing down a bit on the blog, but I'll never give up on Wednesdays...I can't do that to the EvilDM nor can I do that to you guys (and gals...I know you're out there!).

So here they are. You're Wednesday line up!

Leia Mais…

Monday, November 2, 2009

Manly Monday: Cthulhu!

There's nothing manlier than H. P. Lovecraft's horror tales and especially that of Cthulhu...unless it takes this version.

The Adventures of Little Cthulhu

Forwarded my direction from the wife, this is a great video which carves the tales of H. P. Lovecraft just a wee bit differently. I hope you enjoy it!

Leia Mais…

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Post-Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt of my favorite holidays! What, with ghouls and goblins running around, tasty eats, and great parties, almost everyone's bound to find some fun! Over the weekend, I had some fun of my own with friends at a Halloween party Saturday night. The best part of the party was the photo scavenger hunt. We split into two teams and took off around town trying to best find situations which fit the prompts. The prompts came from the game Apples to Apples where one of the judges took 14 green adjective cards and paired them into seven pairs. Then from those seven, the two teams narrowed it down to five pairs of adjectives and we were off. Here was our list:

So, where is the most logical place to go to find the best options for these prompts? Dickson Street in Fayetteville, of course!

Before going on, I should say that our team won in four out of the five categories...we didn't quite get "Gaudy and Lopsided." Oh well, it was a lot of fun!

So, here are our entries! What do you think?

Protective and Plucky (love me some Supergirl!)

Gaudy and Lopsided

Savage and Effervescent (this was the toughest - Baptists are effervescent, right?)

Offbeat and Foolish (the guy's wearing nothing but a suit coat and a thong!)

And, lastly we have Abrasive and Lethal (my personal favorite!)

Leia Mais…