Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Writer's Blues

As I sit here right now, I for the life of me cannot write anything into my research proposal. It just sits there on the screen staring back, laughing, and taunting at me. Now I know this is my first attempt at writing such a thing, but I really had no idea it would be this difficult. I two biggest problems I have are organization and balance. What I mean by balance is: how can I best give details, but not give too many details. I an easily skirt over the finer points, but then I would have a very short proposal indeed. If I go into more depth I can't seem to find the line of where to stop. There is no clear demarcation, or at least I can't see it. Blech. Oh well, I am now taking the info-dump approach, where I just spill out everything that comes to mind. Hopefully I can just sort through it later and find the gem of an idea here and there that I can work with. To add to my depression I bet this entry has more words than I've been able to add all day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

An eagle is shitting out Bud Selig

self explanatory i think
clipped from
Bud Selig and Donald Fehr
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

This is blog entry


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Well right now I have been flipping back and forth between West Virginia - Miss State - Kentucky. The West Virginia game is an ugly one thus far, the rain had hampered both offenses, butas you could expect the running attack of UWV is affected less. The Kentucky game is looking like a let down game for UK.

Now playing: The Temptations - Just My Imagination
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Sitting here on a lazy Friday afternoon...

I am looking at the paper I am currently working on (no you do not want to know what it's about) and I noticed that I used "quite" in the same sentence three times!! I can distinctly remember knowing a lot more words back when I was in high school. Ten years of science education has eradicated my useful vocabulary. Now I say useful because in the meantime I have managed to pick up more than enough science and math words that are totally useless in real life. Try dropping eigenvalue, hermitian, orthogonal, or adiabatic into normal conversation. It never works out well.

I think I might try to blog this weekend about college football and more importantly the broadcasts of such games. I hope to include biting analysis of commentators and hilarious barbs about crappy ass commercials.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Commercials I currently hate

In no particular order:

  1. That one where the kid sprays the mom with orange pop (yes I said pop, deal with it!) and then she laughs it off and sprays him with water.
    • Never gonna happen. No way. What was the stupid kid thinking? Duh bottles of soda explode after you shake them. He knew what he was doing the whole time. That li'l bastard shouldn't be encouraged. His mom is raising a serial killer.

  2. The newest continuation of the Coors Lite (spelled that way for legal reasons) ads where some idiots are "asking" an NFL coach about something idiotic.
    • C'mon Coors spend at least some of that money into decent editing. They are sooooo unbelievably fake. The coaches' reactions to the questions are way off and forced. Also, no one cares about your stupid blue mountains telling you the beer is cold enough not to taste offensive anymore.

  3. John "Cougar" Mellencamp-warbling-about-America truck ads.
    • Chevy has trouble letting ad campaigns go. You may well remember the "Like A Rock" ad campaign that lasted for four hundred years where some Bruce Springsting-esque rocker let us know that Chevy's were "Like a Rock". It generally showed some hefty men doing hefty men things like dropping hay or pulling oil rigs across the ocean with a Chevy truck. It incorporated soft focus and brown color palates. Well after people started realizing that rocks aren't very good at moving, Chevy decided to remind us that driving pickup trucks is what keeps the King of England out of our faces and that Jesus himself enjoys hauling large cement pipes. These ads are sooooo glurgy and over the top they make we wanna puke.

  4. "Saving Grace" is coming to TNT!
    • Those that know me, understand that I enjoy watching Law and Order in binge fashion. TNT helps me accomplish that goal. This summer I was informed about 30 million times that "Academy Award Winning" Holly Hunter was going to star in "Saving Grace" a show about some lady who hits people with her car and prays to God for help so he sends a sloppy looking southern guy (of course!) to help her out. I imagine Holly and her angel pal get into all sorts of hijinks and that the show will feature some nameless religious themes and the writers will fell proud about making a show with with spiritual side.

  5. I hate all cellphone ads, especially the following:
    • Verizon
      • I hate that guy with the stupid glasses. I'd love to smack that grin off of his hipster face.
    • AllTel
      • These ads are so lame. They give us some "dude" we're supposed to find cool with his renegade "Big Boy" hair, Chad, I think. He mugs for the camera while three dweebs bumble about trying to best him. It has nothing to do with cell phones. I figure since no one actually uses AllTel, they feel the need to to try to smarm us into submission. The ending is particularly bad when they show their floating disembodied heads stating at us and the guy who looks like Kumar boogles his eyes at you.
I am sure more will come later, but this suffices for now.

Now playing: Final Fantasy VII - Aeris (Orchestrated)
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Saturday, September 8, 2007


I have a kitchen full of ingredients. I have grains and flours of all sorts and kinds. My refrigerator is filled with condiments, beer, cider, and vegetables. I have frozen veggies in the freezer. I have all of this, yet there is nothing to make. It's because I am lazy. I can make something, I know how to and have the skillz to do so, but I can't be asked right now.

Now playing: Holst - Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Rossini
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