Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Worth Watching - Class C


Class C follows five basketball teams from Montana’s smallest schools on their journey to win the state championship. The feature length documentary tells the story of a changing rural America and the girls who carry hope and heartbreak onto the basketball court.

Airs Monday 3/3 at 7pm

The Angry White Male

(I think this factor has been greatly ignored in this election. )

"Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don’t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who she is. It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves."

click the link to read the full article

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Star Trek for free



The first season of Star Trek is now available for free on CBS.com.

Hopefully, your computer won't get infected with tribbles.

TSA Gangstaz

Totally funny, totally true, totally NSFW.

The Torture Playlist

Music has been used in American military prisons and on bases to induce sleep deprivation, "prolong capture shock," disorient detainees during interrogations—and also drown out screams. Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, and the accounts of soldiers and detainees, here are some of the songs that guards and interrogators chose.

Metallica AND the Meow Mix song? I'd break in an hour.

South Congress street in Austin

Meh. The link goes to a description that makes it sound way cool. And it sort of is. But it's more like Higgins avenue in Missoula. If there only businesses on only one side of the street. And nothing on the side streets.

My interest flagged after about two antique stores and two hip and funky clothing boutiques.

I have a prank to pull on you next time it snows hard.

A few odd signs




Golfer Mileage

A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

That means golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon

Kind of makes you proud.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Austin, Tx, the good, the bad, the indifferent

GOOD:
it's 80 degrees at 8:30 pm
i'm typing this by the pool
i just a dozen big oysters on the half shell for $10
i had a fried oyster and shrimp poor boy for lunch

BAD:
A beer costs $3.75 a bottle
They have no microbrews on tap
i'm in a hotel off the interstate, i.e., Generica
i walked for a mile to find a quick-way with coke for less than $2 a can
the hotel shop doesn't have any postcards of Austin/Texas

it's so warm i just want to take a blanket and sleep in a chair by the pool. It's been far to long since I slept outside, or even with the windows open.

A Joke

A fifth grader comes home and announces to his father that he had sex with his teacher.

Well, his father's chest just swells with pride and he says to his son, "I was a freshman in college before I had sex with my teacher. I'm very proud of you son. You know that bicycle that you've been wanting for so long? I'm going to take you out and buy it for you today!"

His son says, "Well if it's all the same to you dad, I'd rather go tomorrow. My butt's still sore."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Foreigner is going on tour

The surprising part - the tour is sponsored by the AARP.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Strange Mystery

It took two months to locate the remaining skiers. Their bodies were found buried under four meters of snow in a forest ravine, 75 meters away from the pine tree. The four — Nicolas Thibeaux-Brignollel, 24, Ludmila Dubinina, 21, Alexander Zolotaryov, 37, and Alexander Kolevatov, 25 — appeared to have suffered traumatic deaths. Thibeaux-Brignollel’s skull had been crushed, and Dubunina and Zolotarev had numerous broken ribs. Dubinina also had no tongue.

The bodies, however, showed no external wounds.

Deepening the mystery, a test of the clothes found they contained high levels of radiation.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

"Jackson Hole: Where California comes to play and Mexico comes to work."

Yeah, it's kind of like that.

I hate this guy and you will too,


Chief Beer Officer Does Best Work Before Lunch

Morning Edition, February 20, 2008 · Scott Kerkmans recently bested nearly 8,000 applicants hoping to be chief beer officer for a national hotel chain.

You read that right. It's an actual job. The Four Points by Sheraton hotels chain created the position because it wants to market so-called craft beers as one of its specialties.

A lot of people work for decades before they score their dream job, if they ever do. Kerkmans landed it just a few years after graduating from the University of New Mexico.

"At first, I thought my friends would be happy for me. Well, it turns out they're just jealous," Kerkmans says with a laugh.

'The Napa Valley of Beer'

As far as anyone can tell, Kerkmans is the world's first CBO. He's an ordinary-looking guy with a good sense of humor who mostly works out of his house, a non-descript bungalow in west Denver. The only thing unusual about the place is its basement, where Kerkmans stores dozens of his finest beers, and in some cases, ages them.

"A lot of people think beer can't be aged or doesn't age well. But some of the beers actually age incredibly well," Kerkmans says.

Kerkmans got his first job in the industry as soon as he could legally drink. His beer credentials include a job as a brewer at the award-winning Alaskan Brewing Company. Then at 28, he became the hotel chain's CBO.

"Most beer drinkers that are a little bit older have always had only one or two styles to choose from, and so it's really the younger beer drinkers that are really, kind of, revitalizing the idea of beer drinking," Kerkmans says.

The Four Points by Sheraton is banking on that. The hotel chain's "Best Brews" program aims to attract guests who appreciate craft beer. Microbrews account for just under 5 percent of all the beer consumed in the U.S. but they're growing steadily.

In Colorado, for instance, there are 75 breweries within a two-hour drive of Kerkmans' house.

"Really, the best reason to be in Denver is that it's the Napa Valley of beer. There's really more going on here in the craft brewing world than just about anywhere else in the U.S.," Kerkmans says.

A.M. Tasting Sessions

Kerkmans visits breweries monthly and holds tastings and beer dinners at hotels throughout North America.

His mission, he says, is to educate the masses about beer. And if you drink a beer in a Four Points by Sheraton these days, chances are it was chosen after one of Kerkmans' rigorous morning tasting sessions.

That's right, he drinks in the morning.

"Something just seems a little bit wrong about drinking beer at 8 in the morning, every morning, for me, so I often will wait until about 10 on the mornings that I'm tasting. Not to say that there's anything wrong with having a beer for breakfast. I do that sometimes, too," Kerkmans says.

In the morning, your taste buds are evidently most alive.

Unlike a wine sommelier, Kerkmans always swallows because the hops in the beer register best with the taste buds at the back of your tongue.

"Ahhh, that's a good beer," Kerkmans says after tasting the Maui Brewing Company's American Pale Ale. "It has a really smooth malt flavor and not too harsh of hops. It's always important to take note of the hops and make sure that they're not too sharp on your tongue."

Kerkmans is careful not to drink too much, though. After a few sips, he pours out the rest and moves on. After all, he has three more beers to try. And it's not even time for lunch.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19061433

Spring Golf



Things to Remember:

Wear waterproof boots, not sneakers.
You are not required to hit your ball out of puddles.
Any lie you want is a good lie.
Free drop from snowbanks.
Don't even bother to bring white balls. Flourescent green stands out even under three inches of snow.

Hillaryismomjeans.com

Friday, February 22, 2008

A fun new toy for today's world


Scan It Operation Checkpoint Airport Security Scanner Education Resource For Children.

Scan It® is an educational and creative play toy that helps children become acclimated with airport and public spaces security. The device is both a fun toy and an educational tool. It detects metal objects and simulates an X-ray scan via a functioning conveyor belt that glides articles over its metal detector path. When metallic items are present the unit beeps and lights up.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

FIshing the Little Blackfoot



Winter Abides

Remember this band?


They had hits with, "Still The One." and "Dance with Me." Click the link to see what the guy with the beard is doing these days.

I"m not sure if Hillary is running for President or getting a sitcom

Friday, February 15, 2008

Barak Obama is your new bicycle


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Man Laws

1: Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

2: It is OK for a man to cry ONLY under the following circumstances:
(a) When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
(b) The moment Angelina Jolie starts unbuttoning her blouse.
(c) After wrecking your boss' car.
(d) When she is using her teeth.

3: Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his buddies.

4: Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

5: If you've known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever unless you actually marry her.

6: Moaning about the brand of free beer in a buddy's fridge is forbidden. However complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

7: No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering your buddy's birthday is strictly optional. At that point, you must celebrate at a strip bar of the birthday boy's choice.

8: On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

9: When stumbling upon other guys watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who's playing.

10: You may flatulate in front of a woman only after you have brought her to climax. If you trap her head under the covers for the purpose of flatulent entertainment, she's officially your girlfriend.

11: It is permissible to drink a fruity alcohol drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless model and only when it's free.

12: Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril
are you allowed to
kick another guy in the nuts.

13: Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.

14: Friends don't let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

15: If a man's fly is down, that's his problem, you didn't see anything.

16: Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

17: A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

18: Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both, that's just greedy.

19: If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you'd better be talking about his choice of beer.

20: Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she's withholding sex pending your response.

21: Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while lifting weights:
(a) Yeah, Baby, Push it!
(b) C'mon, give me one more! Harder!
(c) Another set and we can hit the showers!

22: Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e., both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you
need.

23: Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

24: The morning after you and a girl who was formerly "just a friend" have carnal, drunken monkey sex, the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason for you not to nail each other again before the discussion about what a big mistake it was occurs.

25: It is acceptable for you to drive her car. It is not acceptable for her to drive yours.

26: Thou shalt not buy a car in the colors of brown, pink, lime green, orange or sky blue.

27: The girl who replies to the question "What do you want for Christmas?" with "If you loved me, you'd know what I want!" gets an Xbox. End of story.

28: There is no reason for guys to watch Ice Skating or Men's Gymnastics.
Ever.

Stare Into the Spiral (nsfw)

Weird News

VICTORIA -- A third severed foot has washed up on a Gulf Island. All three are right feet, and all were in sneakers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Spongebob Movie Pants

Nica and the Sleeping Giant

A Valentine's Day Love Story

The little old couple walked slowly into McDonalds that cold winter evening. They looked out of place amid the young families and young couples eating there that night. Some of the customers looked admiringly at them. You could tell what the admirers were thinking. "Look, there is a couple who has been through a lot together, probably for 60 years or more!"

The little old man walked right up to the cash register, placed his order with no hesitation and then paid for their meal. The couple took a table near the back wall and started taking food off of the tray. There was one hamburger, one order of french fries and one drink. The little old

man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife. Then he carefully counted out the french fries, divided them in two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.

He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As the man began to eat his few bites of hamburger the crowd began to get restless. Again you could tell what they were thinking."That poor old couple. All they can afford is one meal for the two of them." As the man began to eat his french fries one young man stood and came over to the old

couples table. He politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple to eat. The old man replied that they were just fine. They were used to sharing everything.

Then the crowd noticed that the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She just sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again the young man came over and begged them to let him buy them something to eat. This time the lady explained that no, they were used to sharing everything together.

As the little old man finished eating and was wiping his face neatly with a napkin the young man could stand it no longer. Again he came over to their table and offered to buy some food. After being politely refused again he finally asked a question of the little old lady. "Maam, why aren't you eating. You said that you share everything. What is it that you are waiting for?"

She answered, "The teeth."

The Kalispell Police and Flathead County Sheriff’s reports for Friday included the following:

10:29 a.m. A driver on Echo Lake Road was sprayed with flying snow by a man operating a snow blower. The angry driver consequently pulled over, hopped out of his truck and started yelling. In defense, the man blowing snow pulled out his pistol. With the help of deputies, the situation was settled peaceably.

1 p.m. Someone called in because they saw someone with their eyes closed in a parked running vehicle. The man was not deceased, just taking a nap.

3:04 a.m. Someone called in from Batavia Lane to say that there was a suspicious looking person outside. It was discovered, however, that the the weird person was just a newspaper delivery guy.

Phrase of the Week - Use it today!

Mine is a little smaller

Weiner gets stuck

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bad Baby T-Shirts

A Joke

A man dies and finds himself in Hell, and starts sobbing and wailing so loudly that the Devil himself suddenly appears.

"Dude," says the Devil. "What's your problem?"

"What do you think?" the man blurts out between sobs. "I'm in Hell!"

The Devil rolls his eyes. "You know, I'm really tired of Hell getting such a bum rap. This place isn't so bad. Honest. Listen.. do you like golf?"

The guy, through tears: "Yeah. Why?"

"Did you know that every Sunday here in Hell, we have a huge golf tournament? It's true. We have replicas of all the world's greatest courses, and we play golf all day and all night long, every Sunday. You can even get a hole-in-one on every swing if you want. It's a fuckin' blast."

"Really?" says the guy, encouraged for a second, but then he starts crying again. "But it's still Hell."

"Hang on," says the Devil. "Do you like beer?"

"Sure."

"Every Monday here in Hell, we have a 24-hour beer blast. It's insane. We have the world's best beers here, and we all drink till we puke, then we drink some more. It's the wildest party you've ever seen, but nobody has a hangover the next morning."

"Wow," says the guy. Now he's perking up. "What else?"

"You like pizza?" asks the Devil.

"Of course."

"Then you're in luck," says the Devil. "Every Tuesday is Pizza Fest. All the pizza you can eat, all day and all night long, and I'm talking good pizza, too, made by some of the best pizza makers who ever lived. We stuff ourselves silly and have a crazy good time."

Now the guy's really excited. "Ok, ok," he says, "I see what you mean. Maybe Hell's not so bad after all. Tell me more - what about Wednesday night?"

"Dude," says the Devil. "Wednesday's the best. You're gay, right?"

The guy stops smiling. "No."

"Huh? You're not gay?" asks the Devil.

"No."

"Oh," says the Devil, sheepishly. "You're not gonna like Wednesday."

The Coolest Guy You Never Heard Of

A Joke

G. W. Bush and Bill Clinton somehow ended up at the same barbershop. As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a wordwas spoken.The barbers were both afraid to start a conversation, for fear it wouldturn to politics.

As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Clinton in his chair reached for the aftershave. Clinton was quick to stop him saying, “No thanks, my wife Hillary will smell that and think I’ve been in a whorehouse.”

The second barber turned to Bush and said, “How about you?”

Bush replied, “Go ahead, my wife doesn’t know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.”

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hillary vs. Obama vs. McCain

Clinton does have higher negatives than Obama -- and McCain. Forty-four percent of the public say they don't like Clinton, compared with 36 percent who don't like McCain and 31 percent who don't like Obama, according to the CNN poll conducted February 1-3.

Progress?

For weeks, rumors floated around Missoula about the potential arrival of a Hooters in our otherwise perfectly progressive and kitsch-free city, but until last week when local real estate agent Steve Edgar announced he’d landed a franchise and planned to build on North Reserve St., the prospect didn’t seem real. Or possible. Who could picture an ersatz sports bar priding itself on busty bimbos in neon orange short-shorts in our classy town?

But truth is stranger than fiction, and Missoula’s really getting a “delightfully tacky yet unrefined” PG jug joint.

The chain’s arrival may sit well with some locals glad to have another source of readily available chicken wings, but for some it marks a step in the wrong direction for our city of progressive ideals.

“Basically we think that Hooters does not reflect Missoula’s values,” says Caitlin Copple, marketing coordinator for the Missoula YWCA. “It just shows that misogyny is still around. We live in a society where women are still valued more for their T&A than their inner strengths.

“Something like this causes cognitive dissonance for younger girls,” she adds.

Hooters, of course, disagree
s with such criticism, arguing that women have the right to choose their own career path, whether it’s Supreme Court Justice or Hooters Girl. Indeed, an enterprising gal might attempt both by jiggling her way through law school.

The real problem with Hooters, though, isn’t that it serves up boobs with its burgers. It’s the factory-made gloss it brushes over common vulgarity, reducing the vital, earthy pleasure of sexual attraction to a sanitized, Disney-esque facsimile. They even try to explain away their own name with a tease, arguing that while many consider the term “hooters” slang for a portion of the female anatomy, the owl in the logo contributes enough subtext to stimulate a worthy debate about the implications. No kidding! Folks at Hooters apparently think the joke’s on their uptight detractors, because the company can brush off the dirt with a laugh. But the joke’s really on them, because their enterprise has no substance.

Sophomoric contemplation of sassy chicks with hot bods doesn’t seem particularly entertaining to us, even with a plate of tasty hot wings in front of us. We prefer our sins of the flesh when they’re raunchy and real. If Missoula can’t be genuinely progressive, can’t it at least be authentic?


(Missoula Independent)

Progress

Friday, February 08, 2008

I am no longer concerned about global warming.

Trevon has some very cool photography

Damn Cool Pics - Sleevefaces

Stupid bumper sticker of the week

"My Labrador Retriever is smarter than your honor student."

I doubt that's true.

Want It!

Coming soon to an internet near you

Barackula is a short political horror rock musical about young Barack Obama having to stave off a secret society of vampires at Harvard when he was inducted into presidency at the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Obama (Justin Sherman) finds that he must convince the vampire society that opposing political philosophies can coexist or else the society may transform Obama to the dark side. Reminiscent to Michael Jackson's Thriller and a slight infusion of Jesus Christ Superstar, the film solely depicts Obama’s strengths, merits and genuineness while being quietly respectful towards the other presidential candidates.

Cool Idea

The idea is that you get his-and-her (or his-and-his, if you swing that way) portable music players, reuniting when you find yourselves close enough for physical contact again. When the two broken pieces of the heart re-attach to one another, it looks like two faces kissing.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Politics starts getting nasty


Site is NSFW (language).

Sky Lanterns

This is going to blow your mind.


Somebody was a whole lot cooler than we thought he was. Stick around to the end to hear him talk.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Want It!

How Israel deals with suicide bombers

A pair of suicide bombers struck in the Israeli town of Dimona yesterday -- the first strike of its kind in more than a year. Once it was all over, a bomb disposal robot removed one of the attacker's jacket, to make sure there were no more explosives on him. (His bomb failed to go off, and police shot and killed him.) Then the machine rolled over him, to double-checkNotice that the robot also appears to have shotgun at the end of it's arm.