August 17, 2010

So this is the Broncos' new QB

And he's on the cover of 5280 Magazine this month.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d120/allish/DPUD/cover_large.jpg

I wanna stick a rainbow afro wig on him.  I'd love to embed the video, but the fuckhead who posted it (who I'm sure doesn't even own the copyright) disabled embedding. 

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Ad Blocking

I normally choose not to block ads when I surf around blogs because I know those impressions equal money to the people I visit but lately Ace AND HotAir have been killing my browser with slow, invasive javascript in their ads that essentially brings my browser (and computer) to a halt. 

So I'm ad blocking until these things are removed.  I let it go for a month but I really can't take it anymore.

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August 16, 2010

Monday Night Football: Stupid

Jon "Your balls in my mouth" Gruden just called Frank Gifford a "class act." 

Heh.  Moron.

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NFL Pro Pickem

I've set up a pro pickem league on Yahoo (nfl.com didn't have one and Fox Sports doesn't have leagues) that is open to anyone that is interested. 

Details:

In order to join the group, just go to Pro Football Pick'em, and click the "Join Group" button. From there, enter the following information...

Group ID#: 20437
Password: anka

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August 15, 2010

You go sign up now!

One of the hazards of getting in touch with old friends is finding out that scary things are happening in their lives.

Haley is the younger sister of a guy named Paul who was one of my closest friends as a child.  Paul and Haley's dad introduced my mom to my dad, and their parents stayed with me while my mom was in the hospital giving birth to my sister.  Paul's uncle owned the land next to my grandparents' house, and since I was shipped off to stay with my grandparents for months every summer, we spent a lot of time together.  Paul and Haley are both good people.  I remember Haley as a kid as a little blonde angel with a huge smile.  I'm sure Paul could share some different memories of a pesty baby sister. 

I just found out that Haley's husband Thomas has had a rather rough time of it - he has been battling cancer since he was 14 and recently underwent a bone marrow transplant through the NIH.  The NIH covered the expense of the transplant, and so they didn't go through their high-risk health insurance for approval.  As a result, their health insurance is refusing to cover any of their aftercare and so Haley and Thomas are stuck footing the bill for $500 worth of medications every week. 

Haley and Thomas are in desperate need of financial help, and are also asking for people to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry.  Because Thomas is a patient, the fee to join the registry will be waived if you enter promo code THR0210.

Even if you don't feel like throwing cash at people you don't know, please sign up for the marrow registry.  You don't have to have holes poked in you to sign up, it just takes a cheek swab.  Odds are you won't even match and so you can feel all charitable and do-gooder without having to actually do anything.  And if you do match and end up donating your marrow, I'm sure we can think of some sort of blog reward - maybe alex will even send you a pic.

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Only in PA

Pizza delivery guys get attacked by a dude with a bow and arrow

True story from when I was a kid, my folks' house was in need of new roofing, beyond the fact our shingles were looking like crap, and the window-licking painters had spilled a gallon of paint on the roof that summer, the roof had developed a leak (it's an old house).  What had happened is what happens in PA during winter, lots of freeze/thaw cycles, and the freezing and thawing damaged the roof, so we had leaking in the office, started as a small damp spot, by February it was real mess, had to make do with tarps inside and out and buckets till spring. 

So anyway, spring comes finally, and we hire a contractor to put on new roofing and fix the water damage caused by that winter.  Does the work well at a fair price, roof looks great, all the water-damaged parts of the roof and room are repaired...all is well with the world.  Then about a month later, we're coming home from school...and there's a fucking arrow sticking out of our roof!  Please note, this is in the city, a small city, but a city nonetheless.  Folks called the contractor and asked if they'd pull this arrow out of our roof and repair it as needed, they sent a guy over and did it gratis, which was cool. 

No idea where the arrow came from, somebody loosed it into the air based on the angle it was in the roof, but definitely strange to see that...I'd expect that kind of thing at my grandparents' or aunt's place, not in town though.

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August 14, 2010

DPUD Moron Fantasy Football

Okay, the league is set up at nfl.com.  Contact me at chaos -dot- overlord -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject Fantasy Football.  We have twelve teams this year.  I'll be setting up a pickem soon.

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Filling a Need

A Calvin and Hobbes search engine.
It searches Calvin and Hobbes comics. Don't start unless you don't have anything to do today.
Via the Agitator.

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August 13, 2010

Pray dat funky music white boy



Pretty well done, very creepy.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not.

I saw it at Boortz

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Turkey Hill Iced Tea

I haz some, and you do not, and you are therefore super jealous.  Blueberry Oolong, if you're wondering.

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When Worlds Collide - Odd Covers

FIAF - A collection of ... uh... interesting cover songs... some better than others.

Faith No More - Poker Face:



(more below the fold)
more...

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Presented without context

I've never seen so much facial hair on so many young dudes as I have this summer in Provincetown. Most encouraging. But titi monkeys getting in on the trend?
Andrew Sullivan

I'm just gonna...uh...no. Nope. Really. There are no words.

I am a bad person.

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August 12, 2010

English or Spanish

Dear Credit Card Companies,

I have a brilliant fucking idea.  How about when people get their ATM/Debit/Credit cards you put their language preference ON THE FUCKING CARD so I don't have to answer that stupid question every time I want to use it.

I know, what a concept.

DIAF,
Moron Pundit

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I'm so happy

I wrote my first Cataclysm bug about an hour ago. 

I thinks it's a pretty good one too;  I had to break out task manager and everything.

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August 11, 2010

Wonder what happened to this guy?

Edward "Tiger Mike" Davis ran a wildcatter oil operation in the 70's and into the early 80's, when it folded.  Recently some of the old memos that he had released to employees were posted on the intarwebs.  Davis was a bit of a vicious, controlling little sociopath, some of these memos aren't quite Anka level epic, but they're pretty damn good.

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Samuel Mothafuckin Jackson

Agent Bedhead has a career assessment.  Cuz it's never too early in the morning for profanity.

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August 10, 2010

Are you ready?

Primaries today.  A few more weeks and politics will be in full swing and with it, I assume, this blog.  After all, other than 1990, when has anything interesting happened during the summer?

Nope, autumn is the beginning of the busy season for human conflict.  Hope y'all got enough rest.

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August 09, 2010

Brett Favre: Classy

While the story itself is mildly interesting, I'm really just using it as an excuse to throw up another picture of my current dream girl, Jenn Sterger. 



Note that her last name spelled backwards is "Regrets" of which, sadly, I am not one.

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August 08, 2010

I have no comment on this

from @colocelt's Facechimp.



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Connections – Death in the Morning

Continuing with the weekly posting of the British TV series "Connections". A documentary series by historian James Burke, "Connections" attempted to explain how various historical events and personalities led to discoveries that built off each other to bring about the modern world. Since the series originally ran in 1978 some of the material is a little dated but it is still one of the most interesting programs to have been aired on TV in my opinion. Fortunately James Burke has placed the entire series on YouTube (as well as the two follow on series).

Episode Two: "Death in the Morning" examines the standardization of precious metal with the touchstone in the ancient world. This innovation stimulated trade from Greece to Persia, ultimately causing the construction of a huge commercial center and library at Alexandria which included Ptolemy’s star tables. This wealth of astronomical knowledge aided navigators 14 centuries later after the development of lateen sails and sternpost rudders. Mariners discovered that the compass's magnetized needle did not actually point directly north. Investigations into the nature of magnetism by Gilbert led to the discovery of electricity by way of the sulphur ball of von Guericke. Further interest in atmospheric electricity at the Ben Nevisweather station led to Wilson’s cloud chamber which in turn allowed development of both Watson-Watt's radar and (by way of Rutherford's insights) nuclear weaponry.

I am only embedding the first portion of each episode the entire playlist for the episode is here.

The complete series is available from Amazon

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