Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Outside Magazine comes out for GMO foods.

Heh heh

- Andrew Benintendi made a spectacular catch last night. Is it me or does it see that there's been more unreal fielding plays this season than normal?

What a great story!

Most cartoons are better if you change the caption to "I'd like to connect with you on LinkedIn"

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Robert Shaw Describes Donald Trump

Robert Shaw describes Donald Trump at a press conference:
Donald Trump comes cruising in. The reporters form themselves into tight groups. You know it's kind of like ol' squares in a battle or like being roped together at a Hillary press conference. And the idea is if the Donald goes after one reporter and then that reporter would start hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the Donald would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes the Donald, he looks right into you. Right into the reporter's eyes. You know the thing about the Donald, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be a real politician. Until he bites into ya with those scathing remarks and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch complaining and the airways and Internet explode despite all the pounding and hollerin' that the Donald isn't a serious candidate. And that's when the Donald comes in and rips ya to pieces. I'll never go into a press pool again.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

When I see articles or Tweets about a remake of the horror movie IT. My mind always reads it as I.T. Truth be told I have more nightmares about technology than clowns at this point in my life... You know you want the answer to the question "How big is a fart?"... There should be a video of Donald Trump's most narcissistic statement set to Carly Simon's You're So Vain... Heh heh - True Detective Season Three... It's important for Red Sox fans to remember that we wouldn't have Rick Porcello if Boston never traded Jon Lester... So true!... Porn Stache Donald Trump would be a good name for a lesbian Gordon Lightfoot cover band... Fantastic act of kindness... My name is Chris and I'm a recovering Keno addict. "Hi Chris!"...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- 102-year old woman credits beer for long life. Beer - proof that God loves us!

- Some good advice for protecting your IT devices

- Heh heh - speaking of protecting your IT devices

- And speaking of things you can hack - turns out it is pretty easy to hack traffic signals.

- Don't forget that the Internet was created to bring into your life. The unattainable is unknown at The only limit is yourself.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin the host of The McLaughlin Group has passed away at age 89. The McLaughlin Group was my unofficial political science teacher in high school. I don't remember any particular shows but I do remember the SNL parody of the show.

Which gave rise to the even funnier SNL parody - The Sinatra Group.

RIP John McLaughlin.

Sneezing Vampire

I came up with a new drink this morning - the Sneezing Vampire. It's garlic powder, tomato juice, vodka and a pinch of pepper. I have no idea how it tastes because I came up with the name first. It should be easier to make than a Bloody Mary and if it doesn't taste good - Sneezing Vampires would still be a good name for a band.

When I did a GIS for Sneezing Vampire - I learned that a "vampire sneeze" is an actual thing. You learn something new every day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I can understand Tim Tebow having a dream of playing pro baseball but can you imagine how much Social Media would have melted down if Tebow announced he was trying out for the WWE instead?... Jay Cutler ladies and gentlemen... Next challenge for Michael Phelps - cage match vs ManBearPig...  It makes me sad that so many NFL fans today associate the Patriots uniform number 81 with Aaron Hernandez and not All-World tight end Russ Francis... So true... So wasn't Mike Lombardi supposed to have signed with Bill Simmons and The Ringer by now? There must be more to the story of why he wasn't retained by Bill Belichick and the Patriots... Speaking of Michael Phelps - how Americans watch men's swimming...