May 31, 2009

May 28, 2009

Remember Tom Hanks in Big?

Playing the big toy keyboard? Well check out these two girls playing Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach.

This space for rent

Posting will be sparse for awhile due to conditions beyond my control. Seems my employer is serious about deadlines, and getting work out.

I don't remember signing anything like that when I got hired?

May 26, 2009

Bad Tat Tuesday, the NSFW Edition

(cue deep bass music from Jaws)

You only thought it was safe to come back to Sky-Dad's blog...

Since I was all clean and nice with Skylers graduation posting and a memorial Day tribute, what better way to re-enter through the nasty atmosphere than an adult version of bad tat Tuesday. These are so bad, and contain adult parts, that I put them up on a separate blog.

Just so you have to, you know, go clicky and can't complain when your eyes burn out of your head like the Nazi's in Raiders of the Lost Arc.

But there is a series of Homer Simpson tat's that were sent to me by a fellow blogger, and fabulous prizes await who can guess the blogger's identity! Well fabulous is in the eye of the sender, so take your chance...

May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial day is here.

How did I know this? Was it the little note on the calendar, or because I got a day off?

Was it the fact that my newspaper is 3 times the size it usually is because retailers feel the need to remind me I can save 10% on their products or get a mattress for low low prices?

Or maybe it is all the cars on the highway heading to whatever campground space is left open.

You can't really blame anybody for doing what most of us do with an extra day, try to have some fun, make the best of it. But even with a change in the commander in chief, and a glimmer of hope that the rest of the world might possibly not hate us quite so much, wars involving the U.S. military are ongoing half a world away. Every day Americans are still putting their lives on the line; and some of them are still giving their lives for our nation.

No, lets rephrase that - not giving their lives, their lives are being taken from them. Sure, most everyone signs on that dotted line to serve, it is after all, an all-volunteer service. But when National Guardsmen are doing their 4th tour overseas, it really goes above and beyond what most of them expected.

So during the holiday festivities this weekend, while burning some dogs or burgers and sipping that cold one, take a moment at 3 oclock in the afternoon. Use the time wisely, reflect on a lost buddy, say a kind word to that family you know who has a kid over there, or send out a silent wish for them all to come home.

May 23, 2009

The Saturday Holiday Weekend Random Collection

Things I have found that amused me, but really have no theme or could build a post around. Sooo, you get this weird collection of stuff so I can clean out a folder.

Lucky you!



Obviously the baby benefits!



I am going to hand this out to some people I know.



An easy mistake to make...



Why do I have to wait until 11 to get my ass on a stick?



How did this ad make it to print?



Mom and Daughter would probably like Juan, the massage boy.



Did you dentist keep your jeans the last checkup?



OK, this shit is magic!!



Those little carpet crawlers really can be a nuisance.



Nothing says I love you like a funeral plan...



Speak like Yoda you shall learn not annoyingly!


No, I don't understand.


I look just like this guy when I am checking out the discount panties.

May 22, 2009

Behind the scenes of creating an amazing advertisement

I found this on Boards magazine online, it is a look at how a commercial was shot over the course of 5 days, and the amount of candles and manpower it took.

This is fascinating to me!

May 21, 2009

It's so HARD to quit... he he he

"It's dangerous to do in the car, especially with the kids!"

You probably shouldn't watch this at work, or anywhere else for that matter...


May 20, 2009

Today's Economy

When I get down about how bad the economy is, and how tough it is to make ends meet, I can find some small consolation that at least I don't have it as bad as this poor dude.


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May 19, 2009

What Would Jesus NOT Do?

A short animated clip from Non Stamp Collector, that opens up the eyes a bit about the miracles that happened versus the things that really could have been done.

Excellent stuff here, funny and to the point.

May 17, 2009

Skylers Graduation

Updated: YouTube was being it's usual bitchy self and removed the music. So I uploaded the video. You can try again if you didn't get the music now.

What a week it has been! All of Kathy's family (except the oldest sister and her husband) came in from the Seattle area to help celebrate the big event. Skyler's favorite cousin, Kirsten, came in early on Monday to hang out with him and enjoy some special time with him before the rest of the family hit town, and he loved that.



We had a lot going on, and I wanted to get Kirsten up into the mountains. But time was short so I could only get up to a hiking area outside of Evergreen called Elk Meadow, but she had a good time anyway.




We managed to get a quick trip up to Eldorado Canyon also.



The rest of Kathy's family came into town later in the week, and while Kirsten stayed with us, they were at a local hotel. Everyone got together for breakfast one morning.



And of course the required family photo after we had a dinner at our place.



My dogs liked all the added attention!



Graduation night was a long one, a bit late for Skyler's liking. He is an early bird, and this ran late. He hung in there pretty well until the end, especially when the ass-hats of the crowd started blowing air horns when their kids were announced. I thought we were heading for a seizure a couple of times. But he did OK. Here he is with a teacher and his long time aide, on the right.



His grade school principal and art teacher came to see him also.




Here I am in the stands up at the CU event center where they had the graduation. We got their early to hold down seats, and managed to hang onto a couple of rows.



And here is the big moment, my man picking up the diploma! Since he couldn't go up on stage, the superintendent of schools came down to him. I thought it was fitting they adapt to him for once in his life.



We had a hard time keeping that mortar board hat on his head with his headrest...



Saturday was the graduation party. We had about 120 folks that came, and a friend of Kathy's that lives in 5 parks was able to rent their clubhouse for us to use. It was great!





Thanks for hanging in there this long, I would like to share a video that Skyler and his speech therapist made for his graduation. It's 8 minutes, I hope you enjoy.

May 13, 2009

MIA

Sorry I have been missing in action, this week is just chock full of craziness getting the family around, and organizing for graduation and the party. I hope to be back to posting worthless crap and making snarky comments on all your blogs soon.

Signed:
The Management

May 11, 2009

Captains log: Vacation, Day 1

Lawn mowed? Check

Outside cleaned up? Check

House cleaned up? Check

Cleaned up Futon bed for Skylers cousin Kirsten and fixed up my office as her room? Check

All the junk that usually lays around put away? Not so much...

Organized for Skylers graduation Party? Not by a long shot!

Wait a minute... What's that on the carpet over there. And there! And in every room!!

Blood stains... My fucking god, our new dog Montana, who we were told hasn't gone into heat for years so was never fixed is going into heat and leaving little blood stains around.

Perfect. With the whole damn family coming to town.

(pounding my head on the wall...)

May 10, 2009

Joe Cocker, from Woodstock, translated.

Joe singing I Get By With a Little help From my Friends at Woodstock, with some translations for those of you out there who still have the majority of your braincells left.

This is simply wonderful, and I wish it had an embed feature. But go ahead and clicky over, it is well worth the risk of Carpal Tunnel...

http://www.elwp.com/Joe%20Cocker.html

May 9, 2009

The Sound of Music, Belgium Style

My wife, Kathy, is about the biggest fan of The Sound of Music you will find. She must have seen it a hundred times. One of her friends sent this link to her, it is pretty cool. The information with the YouTube clip says:

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of "Do Re Mi", in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of march 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of "The Sound of Music".

May 8, 2009

Guess who's got a birthday?



That's right bitches! It's my clown cake and I'm eating it all myself!!

May 6, 2009

Tags Times Two

I have two tags that I would like to take care of, first comes from Gwen over at Everything I Like Causes Cancer:

"I want you to do me a favor. Tonight when you get home from work, or today while the kiddos are napping, go find your clothing/footwear/accessory equivalent of my pajama top and take a picture of the revered item. Post the picture on your own blog tomorrow and tell us the story behind it. You don't have to link back to this post because I don't get fussy about stuff like that but please do come back and leave a comment so we can find and enjoy your stories."

Well my dear Gwen, since I am both a packrat and a fashion nightmare, this is going to take some doing! How about if I list a couple of things that have sentimental value?



Navy Peacoat, wool, 1 each. From my 4 years in the USN, it hangs in my closet in hopes that I will take it out someday. It really is a great coat, lots of memories in that thing, I don't know why I never wear it. But I hang on to it still...



Old school Nuggets throw back jersey. This was the design the Denver Rockets chose when they went from the old ABA into the NBA. You either loved this or hated it, I happen to have loved it. I would have modeled it also but I am no longer "medium" in size.



This is Skylers blood pressure cuff from when he was in the NeoNatal Intensive care unit for 3 months. Size 4 is his second one, his first was size 3. I should have placed something there for size reference, because the cuff is about 2 1/2" long!

I will stop here before Kathy gets mad at me for bringing boxes of shit up from the basement. We are supposed to be cleaning up for her family coming to town for Skylers graduation, not digging stuff out!

Thanks for the tag Gwen, love ya.

The second tag comes from Diane over at Cooking Blind. She tagged me with an "Awesome" award and 7 things that make you awesome list. And it comes with this really cool graphic:



Isn't that just a lovely piece of wonderful?

So here is my list of 7:

1. I am secure enough in my manhood to put that graphic up there.

2. I am a sentimental fool (see the previous tag with Skyler's cuff).

3. I once unofficially held the Colorado State high school record in the mile with a 4:45 by watch, not stopwatch. It didn't count because it wasn't a stopwatch and wasn't a sanctioned track meet.

4. I can bend my tongue into several shapes, including an O, a U, an S, and it can make motorboat sounds.

5. Most people have a wingspan roughly the same as their height. I am 6 foot but have a wingspan of 6' 2 1/2".

6. I had the greatest parents a person could possibly hope for. They supported my in everything I did, helped me all the time, bought stuff for me when there was no money. I owe them everything.

7. I cry quite easily, at all sorts of things. Movies, songs, Kodak commercials, it is actually more ridicules than awesome...

Thanks for the tag Diane! You are awesome!

Some people out there doubt the future of our youth

I say fear not! I am comfortable knowing my future is in the hands of fine young men like these.


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May 5, 2009

Bat Tat Tuesday, the poor quality edition

Today's collection of tat's is all about the quality. Such works of art simply do not belong on somebody's body, but instead, belong hanging on the wall of a fine museum.

Lower your lap bar, tuck your personnel belongs in and be sure to keep your arms inside the ride.

Here we goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


Probably the best work of this "collection", just wait until this person get a belly and the death star becomes a death egg.



Once again, always spell check!



Is that somebody's initials, or the word "why"?



What Jesus looked like after the facial reconstruction.



Coffee lover? Or are there two pubes coming out of your cup?



Uh huh, that's right, we bad!



I don't even know who this is supposed to be...



You stay classy dude.



This just scares me!

May 4, 2009

Long Forgotten Commercials

Piston engine goes boing, boing, boing, boing. Mazda engine goes Hmmmmmmmm.

I remember this when I was back in grade school maybe? Who knows, but it was funny at the time!



How about Richard Dreyfus selling the AMC Javelin?



Anybody remember "I've got a bowl of goldfish on the seat?"


Monday Morning Mental Floss

Cleaning out the cobwebs around here, lot's of oddities I have found or were sent to me. I am too tired to think of a decent post, Skyler's viral stuff came bad with a vengeance over the weekend.



A possible explanation for the increase in Nursing applications?


I would be repulsed if I wasn't too busy laughing until I peed in my pants!


So why on earth does the ad have pants down below the knees?


Well good on you folks.


Big seller in some parts of the south!


WTF? I mean really, what is this?!?


You never fail to amuse Paris...