Thursday, January 19, 2006

Never Drink and Drive Case Files: # 249865094

Driver faces DWI charge after getting stuck on wall

WTF?? Of all stories, why couldn't that have had a picture?

What A Drag

Cars Run Over Man On I-4, Keep Driving

Normally, this is not the type of story I would put on the blog. It's pretty disturbing really. There are 2 reasons I could not ignore posting this however. If your easily offended, its probably best you skip watching this video.

1.) The old mans first statement about how he realized too late that it wasn't a dog. Am I wrong to laugh out loud at this?

2.) The reporter in the video is just smokin'!!. oooohhh baaaby...coooome to Butthead...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Just Deserts

Stakes raised in whaling clash

Ha-ha!!(Nelsons voice)

Greenpeace.
This is a group that just takes themselves too seriously. I understand where they are coming from and what they are trying to do, and the attitude is somewhat commendable. The line of that ends their capabilities is just not clear to them.

Whaling is a gigantic industry in Japan, in reality marining in general. A boat full of over-zealous hippies attempting to stop them like chaining themselves to a tree, is probably not going to have the desired effect. Im curious to know how many of these people voted in the last election, and how many of them thought not voting was the best way to "fight the power." Hopefully they learned a lesson with this incident.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Everyone Needs A Little Excitement

Sexy hijacker strikes again

This is funny on so many levels I cant even begin to explain. Imagine a long, hard day at work. Then...

-Chronic Cumudgeon seen riding NYC subway 24-hrs hoping for copy-cat crime...

Now What?

Canada's oil supply could top Saudi Arabia

Jeez, here we are getting ready to send troops to Iran, and this story breaks. There must be WMDs, and Al-Qaida ties in Canada somewhere. And if three years of death prooves there isn't, well it'll be the best thing for them to have a new government.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

this is an audio post - click to play

Song Of The Year

Iron & Wine

There isn't that many details surrounding this band that would normally attract my attention. I despise the fact that an M&M commercial gave them a push, I usually frown on music being used to promote things other than itself.
But I first heard them on PRI's "Sounds Eclectic" long before the song was brought to the mainstream via the candy that melts in your mouth. I just can't stop listening to them. The dreamy, soft folk style guitar picks, and the captivating lyrics are just to good for me to deny. A live, in-studio performance at MPR's 89.3 The Current was the clincher. Looking them up on Amazon, I find that in just 4 short years, these guys have managed 3 full length albums and 3 E.P's. By way of comparison, Fiona(pant,pant, drool,mmmbaby) Apple has released one album in the same amount of time.

The "Glammy" for best new song and artist goes to Iron and Wine for their single "Such Great Heights."**

**Which now I have learned came out in '04, and not '05. The only album I can find it on is the soundtrack to "Garden State." Like I said in a previous post, I'm an idiot.

Monday, January 09, 2006

It Even Has A Picture

Hydrant's Water Pushes Minivan Into Air

I'm not the kind of guy that says women shouldn't drive. In fact I think both men and women suck equally in their abilities to drive. I also find it ironic that foreigners who can speak little English, and don't understand traffic laws, are openly given jobs where they drive for 10-12 hours at a time. That's beside the point.

This is funny.
People are just naturally idiots, we've all done stupid things. But when you drive your car into a stationary object, its going to get some ridicule. Having photos of it posted all over the web is even better.

Mr. Vick, Al Davis On Line One...

Marcus Vick arrested on firearms charges

Obviously Vick is attempting to impress the Oakland Raiders. Not even a week since they booted his ass for being a thug, now he gets arrested prooving quickly he is NFL material. Ziggy appears to be cleaning house, so I can't say he'd make a good Viking anymore, but Oakland attracts these types.

Good lord, what dumbass.

Why Not Drill Alaska???

Toxic waste creates hermaphrodite Arctic polar bears

It amazes me the way something like this will get tucked away on page 18 of the newspaper, while Lindsey Lohan having an asthma attack is nationally published front page news. Here is a blatent example of constant harm humankind is doing to its own environment, and nobody will really give a shit.

Those pesky ecosystems are really a thorn in the side of big business, arent they? Do you suppose if Polar Bears and Killer Whales had millions to donate to campaigns, that perhaps they might get more attention?

Sunday, January 08, 2006

2006 And We're Gonna Win!!!

Anyone who has read this blog in the past, will notice that I have a new name and new look for the blog. For the past 9 months or so I have not been around the blogosphere very much, attempting to distance myself from political and religious rhetoric, and depressing news stories.
I am no longer a bartender and have managed to stay out of that industry for over a year now. I do not miss the job one iota, but I do miss a lot of the people. Its fun to see my bar-time friends now and then, so I do occasionally hit the bar scene. Very seldom though, its too tough on the soul. I took a job with a sheet glass fabricator very close by, and I found it to be a very interesting industry. I have learned a number a valuable things including how to cut, polish, frost and etch glass, how to properly seal glass with outrageously expensive Teflon based sealer, how to install custom shower enclosures, and lots of new ways to install vinyl graphics and window coatings onto glass as well asbeing introduced to a number of new types of vinyl and laminates. I actually like the work that I do quite a bit, and after last night Xmas party, and I really can't say a lot of bad things about the company. Every job has its ups and downs, and there are days I would like to tell them to go to hell. But I usually get over it. So for this post, I will not have any harsh words at all for Twin Ciy Creative Mirror and Glass.

Now, with over a year of experience under my belt, I am starting to work the skills into my personal business, which was really my plan all along. I wan't to start renovating and sealing peoples shower enclosures in their homes. The product is really quite remarkable, and if you hate scrubbing soap scum off your glass shower door, its a godsend. I find that this is the case with most people who have glass shower doors and enclosures, so I think it will be a fairly easy sell. It is very easy to install and the manfacturer backs it up with a 5 year warranty. And buko dollars to be made. It is highly unique, and the distributor said that he had no one else in MN doing it. So Im getting pumped up to start that.

And, like a moth to flame or a bum to a beer, I have returned to blogging for 2006.

Why you ask?
New Year. New Person. New Mindset. New Capabilities. New Outlook. New Wisdom (a little)
And most importantly: ELECTION YEAR.

A Senate seat opens for Minnesota this year as Mark Dayton will not be running to keep his place. It will be interesting to see who they line up. I really hate the idea of the right taking another seat. The people in this state really kill me sometimes. Kerry won in MN, and we have always traditionally been a blue state. Somehow in the last election we still ended up with two Bush supporters. The weasly, underhanded moron Norm Coleman who took advantage of his opponents tragic and somewhat suspect plane crash, and Governor Tim "wearing my religion on my face" Pawlenty, who I actually dont have that many problems with. The Gov is actually a fairly moderate Republican, but I just can not vote for anyone who is standing in the corner of the Bush administration.

There is havoc to wreaked on the right side of the blogosphere this year, so I am re-enlisting in the left bloggers army and have already left war-time messages on several conservative blogs. I am a centrist, but you must choose sides at war time, there is no Geneva for American politics. ANYONE, and Im serious about this, ANYONE who leaves political comments on this blog better back their opinion up with a vote. No blog surfer who does not vote will be allowed to leave comments on this site. Left or Right, if you do not vote, your voice is muffled Greek to me. If you lie to about voting, well, thats pretty pitiful.

So there you have a it. A quick summary of my plans for the blog this year. Happy Surfing!!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

300 billion???

Most Marines killed in Iraq could have been saved by body armor

I would like to know the background and accuracy of this story, because if its credible, the CIC has yet more explaining to do. I was to understand that this money was voted in, and to be used for this purpose. Mr. President, this is unacceptable.

I know what you'll do, you'll point the finger at Rumsfeld. While its true he should be removed as well, once again your are not looking after the men and women you are subjecting to great danger in the name of your own greed. Once again, you are not doing your single most important job as president. Once again you have decieved the US people and the rest of the world in order to carry out your personal agenda.

IMPEACH NOW!!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

And A Happy New Year to You To

Well, ladies and gentleman, its time for the first annual Chronic Curmudgeon dead pool. Below are listed my 10 entries for a contest posted on his site. Don't get excited, its just for fun. Already having a rivalry background in board/card games and fantasy sports, It is necessary I challenge the Iron Blogger.

1.) 50 cent
Open your mouth so many times, somebody's bound to stick a gun in it. The guy is popular, but theres just too many people in the wrong sector who hate him.

2.) Bob Barker
I don't know, he just seems like statistic material to me.

3.) Mark McGwire
A heart atack brought on by years of steroid use, or possibly cocaine induced. Never know.

4.) Paris Hilton
You can only get wasted and drive so many times before you crash. Either that or erotic-asphixiation of some kind.

5.) Gerald Ford
He's hanging on, but probably not for long. This selection parallels other people's lists.

6.) Fidel Castro
His health is deteriorating on a daily basis. Need I say more?

7.) Greg Louganis
He has Aids. Duh.

8.) Katherine Helmond
Some undiscovered cancer.
Tony Danza will do a tribute on his show and all the cast of "Soap" and "Who's The Boss" will be there. Oh boy.

9.) One of the Williams Sisters
Hopefully Venus because Serena is much more attractive. I'm saying plane or car crash.

10.) Michael J. Fox
Very talented and very intelligent, Parkinson's gets the best of him this year and our hearts go out.

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