Nov 30, 2009

GET BACK TO WORK!!


Long weekend is over you bunch of slackers! Time to get on those TPS reports.


And... Uh yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday...

Nov 27, 2009

Douchebag Solidarity

They are taking back the word people!

language and adult situations...

Nov 26, 2009

Thankfulishcious

I am thankful for lots of things in my life. But one of the big things I am thankful for is all of the people that I have met out here since I started this little insane hole in the internettubes.

You have entertained me, made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, and held me up when I was down.

You all rock.

Now go eat until you drift into a coma.

Nov 25, 2009

An open letter to Ms. "Fierce" in front of me at Starbucks



Hey bitch! Yeah you, Ms. Bluetooth. there are people back waiting for you to shut your pie-hole and order. Are you really that important Ms. Jungle print? Nah, I didn't think so...

Now let's move on to that toothpick you are working. I have no fucking idea what it is you are trying to pry loose, but from the sucking sounds, I am guessing an Antelope leg that you came across while foraging. You certainly didn't run it down based on the back fat spilling out over your damned bag!

Have you not been to a coffee shop in this decade? It's coffee, either drip or espresso. A few things added if you like, but why the hell are you asking the minimum wage drone to explain it all down to the fucking molecular level!?!

Ok, I am better now. I have my coffee, I have vented, and all is good.

Nov 24, 2009

Let's Review Some Interesting Facts About Balloons and Gas!

Very odd instructional video on how to be a balloon employee. I did learn that it is important to curtsy though...


Nov 22, 2009

Monday Morning Madness

Back to work after a great weekend, and I have too many things to post that have been sent my way. So instead of any sort of theme, how about "I'll take potpourri for 500 Alex"?

I hope some of these get you off to work with a smile on your face:





I just love this!


Mom must certainly be proud.


I always knew cows would someday rise to take over the world!


The first cleaning is always a good time for a family photo op.


It's time for your cleansing Mr Smith.


Yep. Kind of...


Answers the age old question.


Must be some damn good gum.



He he he.


I guess if you run out of gum.



Well, it is a pretty damn good stick!


Teaching little girls that they too can grow up to be hotel maids!



Yeah, everybody uses Facebook!!

November 22, 1963

I remember that I was in first grade and our teacher was crying. We really didn't understand what was going on, only that the president had been shot. I think that most of us thought that it was like a TV show, where they just patch it up and it's OK.

Lots of theory's and plenty of footage exists, but I thought this was a good synopsis. From National geographic:
On Nov. 22, 1963, hundreds of hours of TV news, radio reports, and home movies captured history as it was chaotically unfolding.

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination : MON NOV 23 9P et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com...


Nov 21, 2009

Random video

This was on an old CD I found in the car today. I always loved this song, and the version by the Saint Thomas Abby choir is one of the most amazing things you will ever hear!

Nov 20, 2009

Fire That Agency

I am over at Fire That Agency today, so why don't you come on over and see what the cat just drug in?

Really, it is quite painless...

Nov 17, 2009

Bad Tat Tuesday, the late post edition

Here it is, 4:00 in the afternoon and I realize it's Tuesday already! Where does the time go? Where is my head at? Where are my bad tats?

Never fear brave readers, even though the hour is late, I shall not let you down. Brace yourselves, engage your retinal shades and practice those kegel exercises, because here we gooooo...


I think he should have left the hair unshaved, just to add to the hairy Wookie look.


This is actually pretty good artwork, but disturbing on a number of levels.



So much going on here... ET in the field of corn, in a Jesus or Mary pose, with the girl holding the banner? What does it all mean, what does it all mean?



Does a bear shit in the woods? Damn right, but a Giraffe? Whole different game.



What the hell is Hellfish? Band? Biker gang?


Lets call these next winners the bad canvas collection:


Hulk Hogan never looked more awesome, or more spread out.



I wonder what the tat was before the extra hundred or so pounds?

Hide the kids for this next one, this is graphic.

Remember that hippy chick you got stoned with at the Hendrix concert way back when?

I wonder whatever happened to her?

Well, I found her...



Nov 16, 2009

Feedback from an old story of mine

Something very nice happened last week I wanted to tell you all about.

I received a very nice email from a guy named Gary that said he had found an old post I did about the plane crash of the Wichita State football team.

Here is a snippet from his email:

I ran across a blog you wrote last December about the WSU plane crash.  As difficult as it was to read through that – especially the ending – I do appreciate you taking the time to do so. 

You see, my six sisters and I lost our parents in that crash. Just recently there was a documentary done on the crash by a Wichita TV station. It certainly stirred a number of things in my heart, and as I have been looking at some additional things on the web I came across what you wrote.

Well, just a simple thanks to you – and to your dad for his help and support in a very difficult situation years ago. God bless you.

Wow. I can't imagine losing both of your parents like that! So I responded to him to thank him for his email, and he answered back that a local PBS station had produced a documentary about the crash, and his sister was interviewed in it. He sent a link to it, and I wanted to share it with you:
http://www.kpts.org/wsucrash.php

Scroll down to the videos and check some of them out. They are short clips, stories from some of the people affected by the crash.

Nov 15, 2009

Zero to Hero and back, all in a single morning.

Yesterday when we got up at our usual time of 0 dark thirty, we turned on the TV for Skyler to watch as we went about the morning activities. He was surfing around and found that the local NBC affiliate, channel 9, was doing their annual food and clothing drive called 9Cares Colorado shares. Skyler saw that two of his favorites in the TV biz, Kathy Sabin and Adele Arakawa were at the Inverness Hotel collecting donations.

This is Kathy and Adele:



















So Skyler is all excited about going and donating something in order to get to see two of his favorites, and two that have been here in Denver forever. He met them first at the Race or the Cure when he was about 6 years old. I tried to talk him into going to see a couple other 9news celebs who were at the Weston hotel, which is only about 5 miles from us. The Inverness is on the exact opposite side of the whole city, 75 miles round trip...

He would have nothing to do with that! We needed to go see Kathy and Adele.

So I agreed to drive him down there, and would would donate some cash since we were pressed for time, and wanted to make sure we didn't miss them.

Skyler tells me to bring the video camera, and I put it into the van after making sure it was charged and ready. We are set, off we go! Skyler is really excited, and is laughing and having fun all the way down. We pull into the parking lot and I put the video camera up on the dash (he has been telling me what he wants all morning, Mr. director). So we start taking video as we pull in, and we see Kathy and Adele doing a live shot! Sweet, he is in heaven. and we pull up and drop off our check. I was going to ask if he could see Kathy and Adele, but they offered first, which was way cool.

So he got to see them, talk to them as they came up and chatted through the window and everything!! The only problem? Stupid Dad forgot to turn the camera around towards his window until the very end. Doh! Loser dad...

So, here is some video of the truck parked in front of us, with Kathy who walked up first and then joined by Adele saying hi to Skyler.

Nov 13, 2009

Friday Funny

A little something to get you headed into the weekend.


Tillie - Maude - Gertrude


These three old ladies and their dogs were sitting on a park bench having a quiet conversation when a flasher approached from across the park.

The flasher came up to the ladies, stood right in front of them and opened his trench coat.




Gertrude immediately had a stroke.




Then Maude also had a stroke.




But Tillie, being older and more feeble, couldn't reach that far.

Nov 12, 2009

And people say men are insensitive...

This is a story I ran across of true love. This guy (Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda Neto),

simply referred to as "Doda" was married to this women:


Here she is again.


And again.


Her name is Cibele Dorsa. She is a Brazilian swimsuit and Playboy model.
He divorced her because he fell in love with,


This woman.


Those two are very happily married right now.

Some people argue that love is blind. This story clearly shows it. It proves that men are capable of real love. Truly seeing the inner beauty inside a person, not basing their decisions solely on looks.

Oh, By the way. The new girl is Athina Onassis.
She's worth 2 Billion dollars.

Nov 11, 2009

Veterans Day

This is a repost of an entry I wrote 2 years ago, November 11, 2007. I don't have anything better to say than this, so I will simply repeat it.

I am adding a video that I love at the end of this version, it is called "A Pittance of Time" by Terry Kelly. I think it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever watched.


In case you missed it, this is the 25th anniversary of the march in Washington DC to dedicate the Viet Nam memorial, better known as just "The Wall". When the wall was dedicated there was a lot of vets who came to try and heal the wounds of the past, some to remember lost buddies, some to try and bring closure to what happened over there. Here is the video from the march back in 1982 when the wall was dedicated:




When I entered the Navy It was 2 years after the war had ended, and I met a lot of guys who served during the war. One stands out to me, and I always remember him during memorial day and veterans day. He was the only friend I lost during my 4 years in the Navy. He was Lt Commander MacDonald, call sign Frosty. He flew A6 Intruders in the war, and later switched to S3 Vikings and I had the pleasure to control him on several occasion during anti-sub operations.

Frosty was the CAG, or Commander of the Air Group and he was also from Colorado. He grew up in Vail, so when we met up off ship we got along well, even though he was an officer and I was an enlisted guy. Frosty flew in Nam on several missions, having been shot down twice and eventually rescued. He told a story of hiding in a large bush waiting for a rescue helo while Viet Cong were probing the bushes all around him looking for him. He said a bayonet passed just in front of his head and then right behind him as he laid there hunkered down praying for rescue.

They moved on eventually and his helo found him and pulled him out. His second time shot down he made it out over the gulf of Tonkin and ejected into the water. He was picked up shortly without any problems.

After surviving all that, he was killed on a simple exercise in the Indian Ocean. The sea state had deteriorated into a nasty mix of wind and huge waves and the Kitty Hawk was recovering all it's aircraft. Despite being low on fuel, he orbited while the rest of his squadron were recovered before him. That was typical of him, leading by example. On final approach the back end of the carrier was heaving up and down due the enormous waves and he was matching it by going up and down with it. The carrier pitched up and stayed up on the wave as he dropped.

He couldn't correct fast enough and flew right into the back end of the Kitty Hawk.

So here's to you Frosty, I hope you are someplace better now.

Pittance of Time

Nov 10, 2009

November 10, 1975

In memory of the 29 lives lost on the Edmund Fitzgerald. It must have been such a terrifying thing, I have been in very bad sea conditions before in the Navy. The line in the song "Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours" is very poignant. We transited from Perth Australia north into the Indian Ocean right through a major Typhoon. My 426 foot long destroyer was climbing up over waves the were over 50 feet. We took water into the wheelhouse several times, and once rolled 56 degrees. The carrier we were with of course suspended flight operations because they were getting roughed up.

Scary, scary shit.

Nov 9, 2009

Yeah. It's kind of been like this for awhile...



Life has been busy. Life has been expensive. Life has been getting in the way of blogging, and I am sorry for that.

Hopefully, I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Nov 7, 2009

Things that make you go huh? Or WTF!?

The blogging force is not strong with me lately, so I am just cleaning out a folder here. These are all a collection of oddities I have found on my tour of the internettubes...


Keep the hoof night at my favorite outdoor restaurant.



Sure she's a ho, but she has a nice pussy! (sorry, couldn't help myself with that one)


I am betting he has money. Lot's and lot's of money.



I! WANT!



My idea of hell.



Guts high dive.


Damn Tuba players!


Takes the edge off of those long morning commutes.



Speechless. I am simply speechless.


Most deactivated roads are usually full-permanently.



There really IS such a thing!



That is why the problem with poaching Elephants for their tusks is so bad. They think they are deer.


Now THIS I like!


All of the loss of sensation without any of the protection!



I want to ride this!


Get out!


They left off the hardest setting.


Timmy always wanted to be Michael.


World's worst job competition.


I always seem to ride next to this dude on my flights.


True that.