Oct 30, 2006

Good day Mr Kubrick

In 1984, Director Stanley Kubrick placed ads throughout the U.S. for young aspiring actors to send in audition tapes for "Full Metal Jacket".

Brian Atene responded with this one, which has become somewhat of a hit out on the net:

Now, due to this notoriety, Brian has come out of hiding with this:

Oct 23, 2006

What was second place? "Come watch us mold?"

Associated Press reports that Seattle has unveiled it's new tourism slogan, and as the photo shows plastered it all over the Space Needle. WTF???

Pike Place Market vendor Kenny Telesco was willing to give it a chance. He practiced saying it with "jazz hands" and asked tourists to "SayWA" as they posed for photos.
"How do you use that in a sentence?" Telesco asked. "'Welcome to Metronatural.' ... It's an airport where you can buy organic bananas."

Seattles Convention and Visitors Bureau spent 200 grand over 16 months coming up with this beauty, boy is that money well spent...

Oct 18, 2006

Ricky Gervais - "Animals"

Standup routine by comedian Ricky Gervais on the subject of Creationism

Oct 13, 2006

Book Plug!!!!

Skylers music therapist, and our dear friend Jenny has written a kick-ass book and is officially published! Jenny's honesty, wit, and thought-provoking writing is a candid look at what happens when your husband of 16 years leaves you for a guy.

I can't recommend this book strongly enough, it is a must read! Order it by mail or online here at www.husbandisgay.com.

Mail orders can be sent to:
Matching Jackets Publishing
PO box 102662
Denver Colo 80250

Send your name, address phone and email along with $12.99 and $4.05 shipping, you won't be sorry.

Oct 12, 2006

Adventures in Babysitting

From the Bonner County Daily Bee (honest, who could make up a newpaper name like that?) comes this wonderful tidbit about a confrontation with a bear.

My favorite part?

"Henslee said her sister, who has a bear tag, loaded her 7mm rifle and waited. The bear was distracted for a moment by something at its feet and it looked down. Using that as her chance, the babysitter slid the door open a foot and shot twice from the hip at the bear just three feet away."

Bring it on Yogi, you want a piece of me!?

Read it here

What the &*??

The difference between men and women, as diagrammed by one guy from Saudi Arabia.
How long would this dude last around some American women?

Check it out

Oct 9, 2006

See what happens when you write your own vows?

Funny, funny stuff...

There goes my hopes and dreams

From AP:

NEW YORK - Those people wearing "Stewart/Colbert '08" T-shirts can stop hoping _ Comedy Central's fake news stars have no intention of making a run for the White House.

Jon Stewart said the T-shirts promoting him and Stephen Colbert "are a real sign of how sad people are" with the state of affairs in the country.

"Nothing says 'I am ashamed of you my government' more than 'Stewart/Colbert '08,' Stewart told an audience Sunday at the New Yorker Festival. He was interviewed by the magazine's editor, David Remnick.

Stewart, who recently hosted Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on "The Daily Show," said he's been trying to get top Bush administration officials to appear. "We have requests in there to everyone including Barney," Stewart said. "Only Barney replies." Barney is the president's Scottish terrier.

Stewart scoffed at suggestions that some people actually get their news from "The Daily Show."

"There's no way you could get the news from us," he said. "I've seen the show. It couldn't happen."

Oct 7, 2006

This is why there is a "fan" in fanatic

From AP, via Comcast news

A model of the Starship Enterprise used in the pilot and title sequences of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" sold for $576,000 Saturday at an auction of costumes, sets and props from 40 years of the "Star Trek" sci-fi franchise.

Now I am as big of a fan as anyone, but come on - over 500 G's for a model of the Enterprise D!?
And over 1000 items sold for over 4.9 Million bucks... Makes me wish I would have hung on to my toy phaser, I could be rich!

Oct 5, 2006

Right On Bob!!

As usual, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer has it spot on:

Read it here

"This sorry story is not the first sign of a new sex scandal. It is just further evidence of a Congress that has lost its way. "

10 Minutes? I can beat that - hands down - bada boom!

Newscientist.com reports that women become sexually aroused as quickly as men. To which I reply, you have to be fucking kidding me! Back me up here men, sometimes all it needs is a gentle breeze out of the west!!


Oct 4, 2006

And after that, he went home dateless once again

From AP via Comcast news:
Man recites PI to 100,000 places.

TOKYO - A Japanese mental health counselor recited pi to 100,000 decimal places from memory on Wednesday, setting what he claims to be a new world record.

Akira Haraguchi, 60, needed more than 16 hours to recite the number to 100,000 decimal places, breaking his personal best of 83,431 digits set in 1995, his office said Wednesday. He made the attempt at a public hall in Kisarazu, just east of Tokyo.

"What I am aiming at is not just memorizing figures, I am thrilled by seeking a story in pi," Haraguchi said.

Wow! Party on

Oct 2, 2006


The day took an unexpected turn today when I learned that another child of the online support group I belong to passed away. She was not too old, but had already faced several surgeries to repair failing organs, and in her short life had seen more difficulties than any of us will ever know.

I tried to think back over the years I have been with this group to the number of children that have gone, and I couldn't even count them all - there are just too many. I am lucky that Skyler is healthier than most kids with special needs, and with proper care could see a full life.

People often ask how we do it - take care of Skyler, or tell me they couldn't do it. My answer is always the same, if it was your child you just would. There really isn't any other choice when you are a parent. But it is tough to explain our lives. So, here is a short essay from Emily Kingsley who does a much better job than I...

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.