Wednesday, December 29, 2004


I am freakin famous

well, kinda...

Monday, December 20, 2004

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Shoot the web

You will find no more evil scum in the universe than this.


Spiderman reviews crayons - (he sold out to the scion people)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese in Pop Culture

Who would think that some lady somewhere could create such a huge pop culture event simply by making a sandwich. but who cares about the actual are some ebay items

....WOW! Imagine my surprise when I took my Thanksgiving turkey out of the oven after 10 hours and saw the Virgin Mary staring back at me! This turkey has brought me luck already...


...This is a Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich diecut vinyl decal sticker. The decal will be custom made in the color of your choice with your purchase...

...One-Of-A-Kind art collage, "Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus Enjoy a Grilled Cheese Sandwich...

man - too bad the get rich schemes always fall to the un-willing...

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Congratulations! You've Won A Trishelle.

As originally reported by Stereogum you too could (or 'had' the chance to) with a short meeting with the world famous slut/whore/lush Trishelle of Real World Las Vegas fame. Too bad I didn't get a chance to bid.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

how much does the south really suck

Apparently this guy thinks the north is superior in every would sure seem so.

I like this one the best...

Hate Bush? say you are sorry to the wolrd

If you hat Bush as much as the rest of us, now you have the chance to tell the world. Just take a pic with your "I'm Sorry" sign and upload it to these guys.


and a message from chicago

Thursday, November 04, 2004

big labowski - at halloween

these guys are one of the best group costumes i have ever seen...seriously.

Monday, November 01, 2004

VOTE! says Mark Klemen, Owner of the Funky Buddha club in Chicago

VOTE- A message from Mark Klemen (Owner Funky Buddha)
The greatest threat this country faces is apathy. Apathy allows thestrong and selfish to take what they want without regard for the worldor fellow humanity. For the first time in history, humans have thepower to deal mother nature powerful and potentially fatal blows.While the earth is very good at keeping itself clean and in balance-it must have its tools (trees, clean water and air) to do so. If wedestroy the earth, we will probably become extinct. Sadder still,humanity may continue to survive as a species in a world withoutnature. Einstein said, "God laughs at science until it can create asingle blade of grass". A life without a vast variety of trees,animals, fruits , vegetables, roots, nuts, exotic spices, flowers,fish and birds with only bland chemical creations to sustain us willbe truly pathetic. If we continue to poison our world, we will needtechnology to insulate and protect ourselves from nature. Imagine ourgreatest gift becoming our worst nightmare.
The bottom line is, I love my country. I believe we are the amazingcapitalist melting pot of the world. America at its best is the bestof all nations, free to create- free to pursue happiness. At itsworst, America has become a nation of corporations- bound by law togrow and consume at the expense of its people. Our present leadershipsupports these corporations and the people that run them with thelargest tax breaks and subsidies in the history of this country.Rather than invest in new and clean environmental technologies we arerewarding polluters with tax benefits. Did you know that under GeorgeBush the Environmental Protection Agency has dropped the fifty biggestlawsuits against energy corporations who have been caught polluting indirect violation of this country's environmental laws? Did you knowthat the members of Bush's cabinet (who all amongst the wealthiest 1%of people in this country) saved, on average, $40,000.00 last yearbecause of the tax cuts Bush has passed? Did you know that the Bush administration has made itpossible for a business owner to fully write off a vehicle up to$100,000.00 as long as it weighs more than 6,000 pounds? Did you knowthe Vice president Dick Cheney, who makes millions of dollars a year,only paid 12% of his income in taxes? How much did you pay? Can thiscountry afford to allow the polluters to take short term gain at theexpense of the world? Can the world afford to have the United Statesbe a paranoid bully? Is the world really safer with George Bushrunning this country? By any rational account the answer is anoverwhelming and resounding NO! Whatever your opinion of Kerry, it isimperative that we as a people unite to save the environment and endthe climate of fear that governs our current national policies. Kerryhas a plan that will bring the UN back into Iraq and will alleviatethe burden on the American soldier. It is time for our leadership toshow the world how to becleaner and more peaceful. There is no weakness in working together.We will not, as George Bush implies, leave our countries defense inthe hands of other nations. We will lead by example by showing theworld the strength of cooperation. We will show the people of Iraqand all of the middle east that the true strength of America lies inits ability work together and create peace through democracy. Peoplefrom all nations have come together to live under our flag. We owe itto each and every person in this country. We owe it to ourselves. Wemust destroy the apathy. We must challenge the corporations to cleanup their business practices. We must support the people who do thingsright. We must educate ourselves to find better ways of doingeverything. I dream of a world where true power is not in thepossession of our weapons, but in our ability to help this world worktogether to become a cleaner and safer place. We will not lay downour arms, we will not rollover for anyone. We will use our strength to do what is right.
When you hit the polls on Tuesday, you must vote your conscience.Keep in mind where your candidates come from- what kind of world dothey envision. Voting for an oil man means we will continue to bebound by archaic and dirty energy technology. In the last 4 years,this country has literally moved backwards in its dependence on oil.Our tax dollars are subsidizing dirty fuel and the destruction of theenvironment. As people continue to die in Iraq (the death tolls areover 40,000 including Iraqi civilians, soldiers and Americans)investing in alternative and cleaner fuels has become an immediatemoral imperative. I am not suggesting this will be an easy orimmediate solution. I am only saying it must be done.
I believe in the basic decency and goodness of humanity. We wil neverdestroy all the people who think differently than we do. As innature, variety is not only the spice of life, it is essential to thecontinuation of life as we know it. The evolution of our species hasseen the creation of language, the development of cities andtechnology. Our future evolution requires that we learn to use ourpowers to co-exist with our fellow humans and in accordance withMother Nature. We must embrace and protect our beautiful gifts.Dream of a "windy city" with wind generators on every roof. Solarfarms in our deserts and laws against cutting down trees. We mustcontinue to progress without cashing environmental checks. We mustcontinue to pursue peace without inciting a climate of fear andrevenge. We must have leadership that understands the big picture andnot just what has worked in the past. Please vote on Tuesday.Especially in the time of the electoral college- the popular vote must be heard. A resounding voice for change isimperative. Thank your for your time and consideration. God blessus- everyone.

Friday, October 22, 2004

The best costume ever

The best costume I have seen recently is this transformer. It looks really complicates and probably does not work really well, but it would sure be fun.

This year alyssa is trying to get me to be something like Ken (aka barbie's ex). However i think the more abstract you get the better. Steve is planning on going as "Berwyn," the Chicago suburb where he grew up (as the motto goes "I wasn't born in the ghetto, it just got that way"). He plans to have a large map taped to a piece of cardboard that hangs like a sandwich board around his neck.

A good list of bad halloween costumes growing up

A shitty list of bad halloween costumes/ideas

My short list for costumes:

-Ken (ugh)
-Boggle (the game with letters on dice)
-"A Recording Artist" or "My career as a recording artist" (i.e. ashlee simpson, lindsey lohan)(costume=add oversize trucker hat to anything and add a sign calling yourself lame)
-"The street on the 1500 block of walton ave in chicago" (a bunch of garbage, mix of parking tickets, burning cars, hoodlems)

Monday, October 04, 2004

giving props

It is nice to see that Google recognized the achievement of the scaled composites group and SpaceShipOne. I enjoy how google recognizes events in their own special way. After a few seconds of googling i was even able to find a record of all of their logos (or at least the good ones).

Friday, October 01, 2004

When you just can't go for one night...

...Without shacking up with your comes the Man's Arm pillow. Too bad they didnt make the woman's chest pillow...

Thursday, September 30, 2004

I want to be a celebrity too!!!

I think i have about the right level of intelligence...but perhaps i have to be rich first.

Richard Roeper is awesome

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Supreme Court Judges are Awesome!

I always appreciate reading the opinions of the Supreme Court Judges. Justice Antonin Scalia's remarks regarding the judicial system and abortion are right on and exactly the thing this country needs to hear. A small group of people, no matter how highly respected they are, cannot make a law based on morality. The enitre society needs to decide how it wants to regulate itself, that is what democracy is all about and that is why the supreme court will never hear another abortion case!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Reasons why High School is lame

These are pictures of High School seniors. Most of them need help. Serious help - the kind of help only strong drugs can provide.

Monday, September 13, 2004


Why does a slight tax increase cost you hundreds of dollars while a substantial tax cut save you a few cents?

-from an email forward i just got.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Humiliated, Angry, Ashamed, Brown.

Ian Spiers' essay on the loss of freedoms in America. This is worth a read. It is not very long.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Steve's Beard/Sideburns

Steve is attempting to grow sideburns - 19th centry style. Perhaps he has a chance to compete at the World Beard Championships - though he may not make it past his wedding in august to the next competition in october 05...we will see.

Friday, September 03, 2004

the perfect engagement dinner.

So yes i got engaged to alyssa last weekend. It was good.

Afterward we were hungry and not in the mood to go to a sit down place to eat - so we headed over to McDonalds drive through for some grub. Luckily we had our 96 Dom to wash it down with. Ah - Ghettotastic.

Monday, August 30, 2004

death to corporate america!!!

Got a letter at work today regarding a new policy for vendors to Caterpillar and here is basically what it said.

Dear everyone who pays us money for things we buy from you,

We will now be screwing you in a new and exciting way. We will now delay our payments to you for an additional 30 days - on top of the 45-60 days that we already delay our payments. For many of you, especially those of you where we are your biggest customer, you will be screwed. You will have virtually no revenue for an entire month.

There is an upside to this new policy. If you choose our new and exciting EFT option we will pay within 10-15 days after receiving your invoice. This will be really nice for a lot of you because you will get your money quicker. Though you can only get paid within this 15 day period if you agree to discount our bill by 1.25%. Remember - If your profit margins are already low, they will be even lower.

So basically you have 2 options:
1 - Lose your revenue for an entire month.
2-Drop your profits by 1.25%

This is how it is going to be from now on. We can do this because we are a huge giant company, we don't care about the people we do business with, and everyone else is doing it so we figured we should jump on board.

For those of you that only have small contracts with us, this will probably be of benefit to you. However, those of you that do a large percentage of your business with Caterpillar, you will be screwed.

-The fucks at Caterpillar


Yet another reason to hate corporate scumbags like these guys.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

coming from the east

From Dannyman: ...I wasn’t eager to engage in a deep philosophical debate on the nature of God with a Muslim just returning from Mecca...
Along the way I passed, among others, the Iraqi Embassy. It had a barricade around it, so I walked in the street alongside it, a safe ten feet away from enemy territory. Word.
one Iraqi with one bullet in the right place at the right time [would havespared] the world of Saddam Hussein with far less pain and suffering than another war with America
in America, we have most everything we need, and we are bordered by two large oceans and two very friendly, peaceful, neighbors, and we are happy enough in our own country, that we really don’t care too much about the rest of the world, and we’re not too interested in running the bloody show, so when we find ourselves with this responsibility, we do an understandably half-assed job.

shamless promotion

Alyssa and her friend shamlessly promoting for Motorola to get free swag.

Friday, August 20, 2004

this summer is too cold

The weather report for this summer just plain sucks.

It is severely cutting into my shorts wearing days. It's august and I wore long pants for like a whole week!!!!!

No Jesus Cracker for you!!!

Stupid Catholics always making it difficult for regular people to practice religion.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

ball lickers

How many people use this phrase in their blogs/posts on forums?

"They are the ones who are the ball lickers."

up to 40 or so at least...

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

olympic pics

Pictures of olympic athleats taken by Scott Goldblatt - swimmer

interesting viewpoint that you usually dont see from the standard press point of view.

high school american history

I seem to remember taking it when I was in H.S. and I thought I did fairly well.

I just had the chance to review a course outline/final exam topics/ etc packet that a friend of mine had because she is teaching the class. She explained that her students would not even understand most of the words she would be using let alone even begin to grasp the concepts because they were basically the "dumb" kids. This would basically be her first full time teaching job - though she does have experience teaching "dumb" kids before.

As I read over the topics - I debated how these kids could possibly be expected to answer these questions (and also how they even related to american history).

I decided they are all doomed to failure...

I hate chatespeak

my life <-the blog that (even though mine is 1 day old) is infinitely worse than mine.

I think I know why you failed...

wat? i reali dun know y u failed????

gimme a break


this will invariably be an outlet for my bitching, which i do a lot of...

so here is another first of many

You would think that you can tell somebody how to do something - they may not get it the first time, so you remind them again. How many times do you think you should have to remind them before they get it right?

Especially if it is something important...gravely many times?

well at least one more...

upon us?

The end of the world is certanily upon us. I can make this assurance because i have seen it first hand. (well maybe seond or third hand.) I have certainly seen it someplace - trust me.

But others have sseen it too and it can be seen everywhere and everyday if you know where to look.

The first example (with many more to come):

Red vs. Blue discuss the internet

As accurate a portrayal of the internet as I have ever seen.