Archive for May, 2008

“Gravel” music video by Orba Squara

May 31, 2008

Orba Squara will probably sound familiar to you if you’ve seen the original iPhone commercial or the TV ad for Flat Earth Chips. Smaller bands are able to make some decent money by licensing their songs to commercials. Lest anyone utter the word sell-out, realize that not only does the band get paid for the commercial, but it also exposes their songs to a far larger audience than they’d probably reached before. (well, the Led Zeppelin Cadillac commercial doesn’t count). My daughter would start dancing whenever she saw the Flat Earth Chips commercial, so I looked it up and got the album for her. Anyway, enjoy the video to “Gravel” from Orba Squara’s “Sunshyness” album.

“Hillary believed she’d win because she’s white.”–Obama’s new pastor has a guest speaker-yep, he’s a racist and victimcrat, too

May 30, 2008

Chicago Catholic Priest Father Michael Pfleger delivered quite a doozy of a “sermon” this past Sunday at Obama’s home church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Hard to tell what’s worse; his message, or the fact that he’s doing it from a pulpit. The theology of victimhood and less than subtle racism continues. Obama had NO idea this was going on in his 20 yrs at his church, either. Nope. None. Nothing to see there, just keep moving along…..

One point this “sermon” makes is that apparently I should forfeit my 401k plan as a form of reparations since, even though I’m not old enough to have owned any slaves, I have apparently prospered because of slavery, and I guess I have my ancestors to thank for that. Of course, my grandparents were the first in their families actually born in the U.S. in the 1920’s, so………. Oh, wait, wait, I don’t have the entire sermon here, so just disregard all of this as being “out of context.” It’s nice and convenient that way.

**Update**Obama has removed Father Pfleger’s endorsement from his campaign website. And he also issued this statement.

“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause,” Obama said.

That statement wouldn’t ring so hollow if this was Obama’s first publicity guffaw regarding race relations. Or if he hadn’t been friends with Father Pfleger for 20 yrs, hadn’t flown him to a campaign event, or if this had been Pfleger’s first appearance at Trinity. Somehow Obama just keeps finding himself surprised and disappointed by the views of his personal spiritual advisers. Poor guy, he should remember that you’re often known by the company that you keep.

“When you mix politics and religion you get politics,” Gene Carlson, retired pastor.

47 yr. old substitute teacher molests 14 yr. old and hosts overnight drinking parties to recruit more victims

May 30, 2008

Time to be spent in jail-0 yrs, 0 months, and 0 days. That’s throwing the book at her. Pathetic.

NBA to institute fines for flopping next year

May 30, 2008

S. American players fear crackdown takes away one of the best parts of their game. Get up off the floor and read this.

Here’s a great example that the influx of soccer-playing European and S. American players have had. Manu Ginobili touches Bonzi Wells’ shoulder which then repels him 6 ft. in the air.

And then, Ginobilli gets a taste of his own medicine.

Do thongs really make a good disguise for a robbery?

May 30, 2008

I’ve heard thieves say, while uncomfortable at first, eventually they don’t even notice it and then they never switch back to regular masks. Pics and more details here.

Footage from the Colorado tornadoes

May 30, 2008

Mother nature will kick your ass and make you rub her bunions. Video starts to get crazy around 30 seconds.

Ritalin prescribed for 2 yr. olds diagnosed with ADHD

May 30, 2008

A new report by the Australian government showed Ritalin prescriptions for children as young as 2 in the New South Wales province, Australia’s most populous state. Yes, because 2 yr. olds are normally so calm and collected. Wow….what the hell has happened to people? Bear in mind the figures in the report only cover those prescriptions charged to a government health plan. Private insurance and out of pocket payments, which account for a significant portion of ADHD prescriptions, do not have publicly available numbers. Read the sad details here.

311 Children Aged 5 and under prescribed Ritalin through government health plan

  • 40 Five yr. olds
  • 58 Four yr. olds
  • 13 Three yr. olds
  • 5 Two yr. olds

These sad numbers reminded me of a cartoon I saw yr.’s ago and just found by using a Google search. Courtesy of

Michael Bolton strikes again.

May 30, 2008

Michael Bolton: We get caught laundering money, we’re not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. We’re going to federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison.
Samir: I don’t want to go to ANY prison!

Read the Initech memo here.

How to listen to N.W.A. with children present

May 30, 2008

Watch this video. Flippin’ hilarious.

“Strangers” opens Friday, May 30th

May 30, 2008

Looks like it could be scary. Those hoods, sort of like the masks from “Scream” are spookier to me since you can’t see any expression on the killers’ faces.