Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This is awesome.

Fake - but awesome.

Monday, November 24, 2008

These guys are not the Jonas Brothers. These guys actually have talent.

The best part is the bass player, wearing a Pokemon shirt, while playing some serious metal.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bigg Ass Fans

Sometimes I don't feel like I've quite grown up yet. For example, yesterday at work we had a lunch and learn, where a guy representing Ductsox, fabric ductwork, came in to give us a lesson on his product. (We had take-out swiss chalet delivered). At one point in his presentation he was talking about stratification, and the requirement for the system to be able to 'throw' air from the duct at a high level down to the floor below. Then he said this, and I paraphrase, "sometimes you just need a big-ass fan in order to get the air down from the ceiling.

I looked over at Brent, for a quick second, to see his reaction. I knew that 'Big-Ass Fans' is actually the name of a compnay that makes big-ass ceiling fans, but I was pretty sure he didn't know that so I wanted to gauge his reaction. Consequently, I intently focused on the screen and the speaker for the next few minutes, to avoid bursting out in laughter.

"huh, huh - He said Big-Ass, Huh huh". Yah, I'm a 30 year old professional.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

As I've commented on previously, when I'm sitting at my computer, I tend to notice things going on in the parking lot outside my office, or at the water store next door. Fun things like a partially finished billboard that reads "You can't make water", on it's way to "You can't make spring water by filtering tap water at home."
On the ground floor, below my office, is the office of a family counsellor. There was just a couple in to see him, that I recognized as having been here several times before. They always arrived in separate vehicles. Today, however, they arrived in one vehicle. I'd like to think that that's a good sign, that there is progress.
To top it off, the guy actually went and opened the passenger door for his wife before going around to his side of the vehicle.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Post Election Analysis

I've read a few brief post-election analysis pieces on various blogs and newspapers.

From this post, a look at where Republican support actually increased in this election, compared with where Democrat support increased. They are two telling graphics.

Similarily, from the Calgary Grit, an entry on the persistent divide of the nation. It's still split right down the middle, almost 50/50. But, when you look at somewhere like Alabama:

"This election confirms the persistence of considerable racial divisions.

Look at exit poll numbers from Alabama (it was similar across the south).

White voters 88-10 for McCain
Black voters 98-2 for Obama"

Either way, only 70+ days left of Bush. Let the countdown begin.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama Wins

For those of you who have chosen to use this blog as your source of
news, Barack Obama has been declared the president-elect of the USA.

This restores a bit of my faith in the USA.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Indecision 2008

From, a rather interesting ad. Photoshop was definitely in play. Barack turns into a white nerd, and no comment on McCain.

Tomorrow is Nov.4.2008, the day of the vote. At this point it's Obama's election. If he doesn't win, something extremely odd will have happened. I wonder if that would finally get people off their couches for a Nov.5th protest. That's Guy Fawkes day after all, which we celebrated early by watching V for Vendetta last night, before the RPBC indident. Good flick.

For those interested in watching the results come in tomorrow night, I'll be having some people over. Give me a shout if you want to come and I'll fill you in on the details.

The $100 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

A friend of mine is convinced that The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
company has a special recipe that they reserve for their special batch
of Halloween Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. He is convinced that RPBC's
taste better at this festive time of year, as a result. Further, he
thinks it's part of their genius marketing to put out a superior
product once per year, to get people hooked and coming back for more.
But, like the junkies we all are, we don't get the same high that we
did that cold October night, and so we keep coming back, searching for
a new score.

He's so confident that he has put a $100 wager on it.

Is this not the most asinine thing you've heard involving Halloween?
There should be a snopes page on it.