Random Ramblings

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Separated at birth?????

Sure Taylor won AI last night, I picked him a while back but I noticed smoething more interesting. I think Clay Aiken has a long lost brother that he may have been separated from at birth.

Clay Aiken-

The Spleen from the move "Mystery Men"-

The evidence is right there I think there is no refuting it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Once you go Blak you won't go back...

Well today is the day, Coca Cola Blak taste test day. I bought two bottles of the stuff yesterday after work. Why two? Well I figure it the stuff is as bad as I heard I’ll keep one for posterity sake. It’s 7:40am on May 17th, 2006 and here it goes. Surprisingly its not as bad as I expected. It tastes like coffee with some Coke in it. The question is will I ever drink this stuff again? No of course not. I wouldn’t call it completely brutal but it is pretty bad. Same crap mouth coffee after taste as there is with coffee. So in my opinion take a pass on Coke Blak, its nothing special. I will give the thumbs up to one new product that I tried this week. Sierra Mist Free its diet Sierra Mist and not too bad actually.

Monday, May 15, 2006

I could only think

of one thing when I saw these pictures of new friend of America Moamar Gadhafi.

He looks like he could be in the band for the Neville Brothers.

Yes hard evidence he could pass off as one of the Neville Brothers.

If it wasn't for

opposable thumbs and firearms we wouldn't be the top of the food chain. From the fine folks at CNN:

Alligators blamed for 2 more deaths
Three attacks in a week in separate Florida counties
Monday, May 15, 2006; Posted: 2:20 a.m. EDT (06:20 GMT)

MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- The bodies of two women, both apparently killed by alligators, were found Sunday less than a week after a similar death in Florida, where there have been just 17 confirmed fatal attacks by the animals in the previous 58 years.

A 23-year-old woman staying at a secluded cabin near Lake George was attacked at a lakeside recreation area while snorkeling, said Marion County Fire-Rescue Capt. Joe Amigliore. The lake is about 50 miles southeast of Gainesville.

"The people she was staying with came around and found her inside the gator's mouth," Amigliore said. "They jumped into the water and somehow pulled her out of the gator's mouth."
Annemarie Campbell, of Paris, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her stepfather, who had tried to help her, was treated on the scene for a hand injury, said Amigliore.

In Pinellas County, the death of another woman, whose body was found early Sunday in a canal 20 miles north of St. Petersburg, also was blamed on an alligator, authorities said.
Judy W. Cooper's body had been in the water for about three days, authorities said.

The 43-year-old Dunedin woman suffered bites that were consistent with an alligator, which "did play some part in the victim's death," according to a preliminary autopsy. The cause of death was pending and the medical examiner's final report will not be released for at least four weeks, the sheriff's office said.

"We don't know the condition she was in when this happened," said state wildlife spokesman Gary Morse. It was not immediately known why Cooper was in the area, where wildlife officials said alligators are frequently spotted. Authorities were baiting traps in their searches for both alligators Sunday.

On Wednesday, construction workers found the dismembered body of a Florida Atlantic University student in a canal near Fort Lauderdale. A medical examiner concluded that the 28-year-old woman was attacked near the canal bank and dragged into the water.

On Saturday, wildlife officers captured a 9-foot, 6-inch alligator in Sunrise that they believe fatally attacked the student, Yovy Suarez Jimenez, while she was out jogging. (Full Story)
Suarez's death was the 18th confirmed fatal alligator attack in Florida since 1948. Nine other previous deaths are unconfirmed, mainly because it was not clear whether the person was already dead when the alligator attacked.

What provoked the attacks in three separate Florida counties was unknown, but state wildlife officials said alligators are generally on the move looking for mates and food this time of year.
"As the weather heats up, the alligators' metabolism increases and they have to eat more," Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Willie Puz said Sunday. "They might be moving more, but that just shouldn't mean increased alligator attacks."

Florida residents are warned not to swim in heavily vegetated areas, feed wildlife or walk pets near the water, especially between dusk and dawn, when alligators are more active, Morse said.

Seriously why would someone go snorkeling in water where there was even a chance a gator would be around. As for the other two women getting eaten they just won the unlucky lottery. In case you didn't know alligator and crocodiles are my favorite animals because let's face it they are animals to the highest degree.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wow is this guy a complete tool or what?

From ESPN:

Man denied bag says Angels discriminated
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A man who was denied a red nylon tote bag during a Mother's Day promotion at an Angels baseball game has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the team.

The class action claim filed by Michael Cohn, a Los Angeles psychologist, alleges that thousands of males and fans under age 18 are entitled to $4,000 in damages each because they were treated unequally at last May's promotion. Women over 18 received the gifts.
Angel officials said Cohn was the only person who complained about the giveaway and that the team is proud of its promotions.

"Historically, we have tried to appeal on those special days that might be nationally noted holidays or special occasions," team spokesman Tim Mead said, adding he could not comment directly on the suit because he hadn't seen it. "We have tailored programs or giveaways accordingly."

The team responded to a complaint letter that Cohn wrote last June by sending him four tote bags and a letter stating the team "ran out of the item that day and had to order more."
"They claimed they didn't have any more bags, but my client said there was a mountain of bags stacked so high a show dog couldn't have jumped over them," said Alfred Rava, Cohn's San Diego-based attorney.

Cohn could not be reached for comment.

This weekend's Mother's Day promotion will offer tote bags to the first 25,000 fans over age 18, rather than cater specifically to women. Mead would not say whether the change was in response to Cohn's complaint.

Rava said the altered promotion still violates the civil rights of fans under age 18.
Cohn's suit names as defendants the Angels and the Corinthian Colleges, which sponsored the event through an affiliate.

I can't even begin to go into the ways this guy is a douche.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Okay admittedly I watched a little bit of the David Blaine thing last night. Sure I knew that there was no way he was going to do it because if he did beat the record the Guiness folks (the book not the beer) would have checked out everything and would have found some shenanigans no doubt. He’s a magician folks let’s remember that. They had Stuart Scott from ESPN who made it seem like a real news story. I really can’t stand the guy he’s constantly using his ESPN clichés and thinks he’s too cool for the room. Even after all this I have to wonder who the biggest douche is….David Blaine…Stuart Scott…or me for watching part of the stupid thing? Shoot I think I already know the answer.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Quick recap

I guess I can do a review here quickly.

Friday night didn’t do much as we have to wake up early to take v2 to soccer.

Saturday- Woke up and got v2 to soccer. The team played as well as they have played in a long time……but still lost. It’s a league where they are supposed to learn about soccer rightfully so but they haven’t won a game yet, including last fall. I’m still debating on coaching in the fall I will probably go ahead with it anyway. Then after soccer we went to the comic shop in Libertyville as it was Free Comic Book Day and v2 had some cash to burn. We headed over there and picked up some free ones and v2 bought 3 more so he was happy. I got one of the books with Superman and Batman fighting together. I’m just not a big Superman fan after all. Batman is really cool as to his motives for what he does, Superman not so much. Okay enough of the comic nerd talk. Saturday night we went to the NWA Midwest show in Streamwood. It was a really good show and the attendance was pretty good. They are coming back in July and we’ll both be there again.

Sunday didn’t do much just hung out.

That’s about it folks.

Not too many celebrity deaths recently to write about....

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Randomness at its best…..

I've had my last coffee ever today. I can't take the after coffee bref. Tic Tacs can only do so much.

I see AI ending up like this:
4) Elliott
3) Katherine
2) Chris
1) Taylor
Remember when they showed Taylor during the first round of auditions when he was in line? They played it like he was some sort of freak. Little did they know the dude had some talent. Kellie we haven’t forgotten about you.

I wanted to put the boots to this guy at Jewel on Sunday. He was taking forever to get a dozen donuts out of the plexiglass case. I felt like yelling at him, “They are friggin donuts just pick 12 and get out of my way.” Then of course I got stuck behind him at the self check out which he couldn’t figure out either. There should be a minimum IQ need to use the self checkout because there are a lot of people using them who aren’t smart enough to figure them out. Admit it you’ve seen them yourself and if you haven’t I’m probably talking about you.

Guitar Hero has really kicked up my dork factor, as if that was possible.

I think even if Bonds hadn’t had the whole steroid deal I still wouldn’t care about him passing the babe. He’s still a dick steroids or not. Last night in Milwaukee he got a foul ball off his forehead as he was standing behind the batting cage before the game. If I was there and saw it first hand I’d still be laughing about it today.

I swear I’m not channeling a Larry King column from USA Today.

I hope Reggie Bush does well for the Saints. Aside from some things with possibly dealing with an agent too early I think he’s a good kid. Plus the city needs something to cheer for as they’ve obviously had a rough year.

Try Garlique it’s the garlic supplement for improved health without the odor. Garlique it’s the one to trust.

I’m going to check about coaching soccer this fall. I can’t take standing around at practice and even though the coach is doing better this spring it’s still not that great.

I’ve become entirely too picky when it comes to the ladies. Its almost sickening.

There was a midget joke on Robot Chicken a few days ago. It was about "When a giant midget attacks!" I laughed at it and then felt a little bad laughing about it later. Geez I hope I'm not getting soft since midgets are still pretty damn funny.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Eh whatever

A few quick notes:

Version 2 is ready for the big ‘rasslin show this weekend. We’re probably going to see the movie Hoot since he read the book and my mouth wrote a check saying that we’d go see it.

The tickets for the Cleveland Indians game have been ordered we just have to set up the hotels and stuff and we’re good.

I have a new crush Erin Andrews from ESPN. She does sideline type reports but I hadn’t seen her before until last nights Yankees/Red Sox game. I guess she also does college basketball too, I don’t follow that too much since I graduated for some reason. You can see Erin in all her ESPN glory here: http://bios.espn.com/talent/erin_andrews

Raw is getting really stupid. Yes I’ll probably still watch because there isn’t anything better on Mondays.

I got Guitar Hero this past weekend and I’m not addicted yet but it is a pretty damn fun game no matter how stupid it seems.