Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Downward Spiral of Deepening Alienation

Image taken from When Corporations Rule The World by David C. Korten.

I know that posting this right on top of my Christmas list may not make sense but what can I say? Ryan Danger Sims is a complicated man.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dear Santa

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A lie told well

A good friend of mine has created a blog that combines his two foremost skills, quick wit and written verbosity, into a slightly offensive (yet undeniably funny) cocktail that's sure to please. His name is Colonel Gentleman and his blog tells his story. Visit to learn more.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Is Gmail calling me ugly?

I am not too sure about the ads that have been appearing in my email account lately. Gmail's website says that these ads have been chosen specifically for me because they contain "content relevant to (my) specific interests." The following advertisements were displayed next to an email I wrote today. Am I crazy or is Gmail making fun of me?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Top 5 band names (+ worst ever)

1. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
2. Rage Against the Machine
3. Sonic Youth
4. The Band
5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Worst: Hoobastank

Disagree? Submit your own list as a comment!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Those crazy Vytorin ads

Whenever I see a commercial for Vytorin I don't know weather to laugh or cry. My theory about these ads is that, in order to save money, the company raided a nursing home and tricked the old people into being in their ads for free.

I can see it now: "Hey Turkey Face, look alive!", "Egg Eyes, put that hat back on or no pills for you!" I think that Taco Lady is my favorite because her outfit is such an obvious stretch. They must have been like, "We can't find anyone who looks like a taco so let's make a hat that looks like one and throw it on that woman's head."

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Movie mistakes

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has a section that reveals all of the mistakes or "goofs" that can be found in popular movies. Click here to visit the site and search for mistakes in your favorite flicks.

Update (1/21/11): Unfortunately IMDb has removed it's "goofs" page. Click here to see another archive of movie mistakes.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Top 5 types of cheese (+ worst ever)

1. Cambozola
2. St. André
3. Boursin (original flavor)
4. Feta
5. Extra sharp cheddar

Worst: London Fog

Disagree? Submit your own list as a comment!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Famous people I have met

(ranked by how nice they were to me)

Tony Hawk - I approached him while I was working at an Apple store and tried to sell him a copy of the video game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. He had a good sense of humor and was really nice.

Lyle Alzado - My dad played football with him and he used to come over to my house for dinner when I was a wee tike. I don't remember this but my parents say he was cool.

Mark Z. Danielewski - When he signed my copy of House of Leaves I told him to make it out to eBay. I am not sure that he knew I was joking but he was pretty nice about it.

Ralph Nader - I asked him for career advice and he suggested volunteer work. I can't survive off of self-satisfaction alone, Ralph.

Mark Hoppus - Sold him and his wife a computer. This "tough guy" from Blink 182 made me do all the heavy lifting and didn't even give me a tip.

Chali 2na - I met him when he was in Jurrasic 5 (pre-Ozomatli). He wasn't that cool but I got him to sign the back of my driver's license, making it an interesting conversation piece.

Beck - Beck refused to talk to me and had his security guards remove me from his sight. Okay, I did pretend like I was with the band and snuck backstage, but who knew Beck's such a hater?

If you have met anyone in the public eye and want to share a story please add a comment to this post.