Showing posts from June, 2008

Skyler has a video to share with everyone over at his place

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The bad with the good

I guess that life really does even itself out, that whole yin and yang idea. The weekend started out really fun, with Kathy, Skyler and I getting to meet a fellow blogger for lunch. We got to meet Mountain Mom from over at Life with Altitude. We had a nice time having lunch, getting to know each other a bit and exchanging info about our kids. It was a fun time, are you jealous Mr. Lemon? :^) Then Saturday was a great run called the slacker 1/2 marathon. It's called that because it is all downhill, but it is actually pretty tough! We got up early and headed for the mountains, picking up two more of Kathy's friends who are also running it. Kathy and her two friends did the run as a relay. I still am recovering from the shoulder surgery, and couldn't do it. It starts at Loveland ski area at the valley area, then heads down to a small mountain town called Georgetown. Kathy pushed Skyler in his chair (actually, hung on for dear life). It was beautiful and a really fun d

Australia has Talent!

Very patriotic, kind of brings a tear to the eye... I Suppose Australia Has Talent - Funny - Watch today’s top amazing videos here

Quick Joke Friday

Two Good old boys , Jim Bob and Bubba, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer. Jim Bob turns to Bubba and says, "You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the community college and sign up for some classes." The next day Jim Bob goes down to the college and meets the dean of admissions, who signs him up for the four basic classes: math, English, history, and logic. "Logic?" Jim Bob says. "What's that?" The dean says, "I'll show you. Do you own a weed eater?" "Yeah." "Then logically because you own a weed eater, I think that you would have a yard." "That's true, I do have a yard." "I'm not done," the dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think logically that you would have a house." "Yes, I do have a house." "And, because you have a house, I think that you

New Demotivator Poster

Just got the email from the fine folks at This is their most recent: I'll tell you what, I think working there would be my dream job...

Founding Fathers


Finally, some validation!

Blogging as a pickup line! GET THE GIRL

Seat belt really do save lives

Seat Belts Really Do Prevent Injuries.

Wonderful column today

Flipped open the Rocky Mountain News today and stumbled across t his great column by Bruce Cameron. It's funny as hell, because I am that guy in line that has all of these things happen in front of him. Here is the entire piece for your reading pleasure: When someone taps me on the shoulder and asks, "Is this the right line?" I can always be confident when I answer "no." If it were the right line, I wouldn't be standing in it. My ability to find the slowest- moving line wherever I go is so extraordinary it's practically a superpower. When I'm in the grocery store, I inevitably wind up behind a woman attempting to use more than 100 coupons to buy a dozen items. Every time a coupon is rejected for, say, being both expired and from Bolivia, she appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court. If the coupon is actually valid, she wants to discuss where she found the thing, like a big-game hunter bragging about bringing down a charging rhino. My vanilla ice cream t


Kirby has one of her usual wonderful posts today about food at the Olympics in China. I read it about 10 minutes after getting an email about the same thing from an old buddy. I snapped some of the pictures out of the email to share with you all, I can't vouch for their authenticity, but if half of them are accurate... I can see why we are sending our own food and cooks to the Olympics!

Quick Joke Friday

A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter. After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty! One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay you." &qu

The tag from Beth

Beth has thrown down the gauntlet to anyone who wants to answer some questions. I don't have anything that is very interesting to say, and truth be told I have been quite down lately. So maybe this will perk me up! Were you named after anyone? My dads name was Jack Clifford Hull. I was somewhat named after him with Jack Christopher Hull. But they didn't like a kid being called junior (so why the same first name?), so I was called by my middle name of Chris. Later in high school, mom had it legally changed to just the first initial J. Christopher Hull, to avoid confusion with my dad as far as legal papers are concerned. Everywhere it says that name now, but the drivers license still says Jack, they never could get that right! When was the last time you cried? Like Beth it was during the coverage of Tim Russarts death. Two seperate times, when Matt Laur choked up, then when Tom Brokow broke down. Do you like your handwriting? Actually, due to having to print most of my ad

Sand in an Oyster

This is a beautiful article that was sent my way by a support group I belong to. A prima ballerina in Mexico has done a one-woman show by living in a wheelchair for months, seeing what it was like and then turning it into a performance. Here is the article in it's entirety: 'Sand in an Oyster,' A Dancer for the Disabled By Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, June 4, 2008; A14 MEXIC O CITY -- Rossana Peñaloza has floated across stages in Lima and Havana and Mexico City. She has writhed and winced, spun and darted. But this prima ballerina, the embodiment of beauty and athleticism, had to sit down to really shake people. Sit down in a wheelchair. For weeks now, Peñaloza has shocked and shamed Mexico, performing a one-woman show that challenges perceptions of the disabled in a country where people with disabilities frequently live cloistered lives because of the social stigma associated with their condition here. Though Peñaloza is not

Quick Joke Friday

In California, a high school student who's an illegal immigrant is about to be deported, but since he's the school's valedictorian, he's asking President Bush to help. Bush told the valedictorian, 'Don't worry, I won't let them send you back to Valedictoria.

Maury's home paternity test

I like the pasty white dude acting gangsta! Maury's

Mean Words

Beautiful commercial from the anti-bullying charity called Friends out of Sweden. I have seen so many looks/words/whatever thrown at Skyler that I am probably overly sensitive to it. Give this a look, I hope it touches you:

Ink Dry For Me Argentina

OK, so I stole that blog title from this article in WIRED magazine yesterday. How many of you knew that yesterday was the anniversary of the ballpoint pen? Raise your hands, come on, how about you in the back? OK, so it's not up there with fire and the wheel, but this is a pretty interesting piece of reading, and I love the part about how people lined up to buy 8000 of them on the first day. And, they sold for 12.50, which is about 150 bucks in todays money. Too bad nobody thought to call it an iPen back then, they could have owned Apple...

Jim McKay

Over the weekend I heard the news of the passing of Jim McKay. If you are young, you might remember him from the recent Olympics coverage with Bob Costas where he seemed frail, and perhaps a bit slow and confused. Such is the way with network TV I suppose with it's tendency to try and package stories with slick graphics and short sound bites. What you might have seen, if he was allowed the time, was a man who chose his words carefully. You might have still seen the younger version of the man who won 12 Emmy awards, and is the only man to have ever won an Emmy for sports and news broadcasting and writing. He was better known as the man who logged over 4 1/2 million miles traveling around the world as the host of "ABC's Wide World of Sports," McKay spent the 1960s and 1970s "spanning the globe", as the host of Wide World of Sports. McKay provided the famous voice-over that accompanied the opening, in which viewers were reminded of the show's mission

The Auditioner

Damn funny stuff! The Auditioner on

What's the new word, fierce?

Yesterday we took Skyler to the Rec Center to swim and hang out in the hot tub. It is a usual routine for us to go on Sunday but yesterday worked out better for us because Kathy was going to a race today. We met our PT, Mindy, at the pool and she helped get Skyler around while I am still not able to lift him. The point of the story though, is that the Rec Center has meeting rooms and different sized places that you can rent for whatever occasion. When we were leaving after swimming, I was waiting in the lobby with Skyler while Kathy finished getting showered. We sat and watched a parade of women coming in the front door, looking at a sign that had been put up, then heading down the hall to the large meeting room. It looked like the red carpet on the night of an awards show, only the trash version of the awards show. Each women that came in competed with each other to see who could show the most cleavage. One girl who couldn't have been 18 had on one of those dresses that the e

Quick Joke Friday

An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant. Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, 'who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!' The girl picks up telephone and makes a call. Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house. A mature and distinguished man with grey hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of the of the Ferrari and enters the house. He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: 'Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem. I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life. Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach front villa, and a $2,

I get my news from the Onion!

I think this is going to catch on! New Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat More, Move Less

Walk out proud!

We can't all be born with those movie star good looks like Pistols at Dawn and Grant Miller . You know, the type that is always smooth with the ladies and every night is romance like you only find in the movies. No, the rest of us have made some mistakes along the way. And for us, there is now a ballad, an anthem if you will. Sing along now, sing it loud and proud! We will NOT feel shame! Walk of NO Shame - Watch more free videos

Great Commercial!!


Bug and Spider

I got this a while back from one of my friends I used to work at Sun with. He is a crack graphics artist and let me know this is one hell of a great bit of animation. Enjoy!