Archive for June, 2007

Do Your Parents Know What You’re Reading?

According to Mingle, this site is rated PG — Parental Guidance Suggested. And all because of four instances of two words; C-R-A-C-K and D-E-A-T-H (had to add the dashes so as to not throw in more of that nasty stuff!) The First Dread Word comes up in some text I copied from another site telling […]

Hillbilly Horseshoes

( Fun! )

Apparently this game goes by many names — Blongo-Ball, BoloToss, Cowboy Golf, Redneck Golf, Hillbilly Golf, Hillbilly Horseshoes, The Snake Game, Snake Toss, Ladder Ball, Ladder Golf, Slither, Snakes & Ladders, Flingy Ball, Norwegian Golf, Swedish Golf, Polish Horshoes, Bolo Ball, Montana Golf, Australian Horseshoes, Ladder Game, Monkey Balls, Monkey Bar Golf, Rattlerail Toss, Spin […]

It’s Five O-Clock Somewhere!

( Cars! )

The boys & I went to the AutoMania car show downtown last night, and while there were lots of impressive machines there, one rig that was a real standout was this 1954 Ford Delivery Wagon pulling a camper. But not just any camper; it had a boat for a roof! Gary and Joyce Bortscheller of […]

A New Twist On Calvin & Hobbes

Saw this over on Say No To Crack; a parody of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip using images of & quotes from John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes. (Click on the comic to check out the Uncyclopedia entry for Calvin & Hobbes.) John Calvin is an ecclesiastical reformist and psychic detective who can see into […]

Where’s My 100mpg SUV?

( Cars! )

I was just listening to Laura Ingraham’s radio show, and she was in the middle of interviewing Clint Wilder, co-author of The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity. They were discussing ways that we can be better stewards of what we have, and take better care of the earth. While I […]

Fast Food Dissonance

( Fun! )

One of the things that always amazes me is how good food in advertisements can look. When I worked at CCL, we did a lot of labels for food products, and it seemed like those jobs only came up just before lunch (at least the more memorable ones did!) Always made me hungry(er!) But another […]

( Cars! )

Now this is weird. Really weird. Straight from! Remember the Push-Me-Pull-You (or is it Pushmi-Pullyu?) from Dr. Doolittle?

It’s A Mac, not a MAC!

One of my pet peeves is when people refer to Macintosh computers, or Mac OS computers, or anything else Apple- or Macintosh-related as “MAC”. It happens way, way too often, most often with people who ought to know better.A good example is found on Sioux Falls’ own website, where they make use of an […]

Erik Mongrain

Emily just told me about this guy tonight, and he’s pretty amazing. Erik uses a very unconventional method to play guitar, and ends up with a very unique sound… Kind of a mix between a guitar, a hammered dulcimer, and a drum. Yet much more than that. Watch the videos linked below & see what […]

Remember D-Day

Today, June 6, is the 63rd anniversary of D-Day; the Battle of Normandy Beach. I’m not a military history buff by any stretch of the imagination, but I do know what June 6 means, and can’t think of the sacrifice made by so many men without getting choked up. Almost 1.5 million Allied forces involved […]