Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is the gchat I sent my Cubs fan friend about an hour ago. He knew exactly what I was talking about - The Brewers getting killed and swept. Man. What a horrible series. The most important series in 25 years and we really blew it. I'm glad I'm not in Milwaukee. What a let down!
So, two months left in the season. Where do we go from here?
Playoffs? Playoffs?
I still believe it. We need to get our heads out of our ass, but it was just one series.
I see Cubs/Brewers in the NLCS. Maybe

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Real American Heroes

Sorry for the lack of posts. Starting tomorrow I will have internet again where I live.
Starting August 8th there will be a lot of Olympic posts.
Starting August 9th I will be back on the bus, so look for a lot of updates there.

Here are some pictures of G.I. Joes I remember from my childhood. These are pretty old school and were most likely my brother's. And were not quite pristine when I played with them.

Snow Job- Be weary when you google image search "snow job". You get a lot of weird/almost funny pictures involving snow and jobs. I'm pretty sure we had this one, and lost it by the time I was like 7. I see a little resemblance to Jim Gatner and even more so, the DB EPA guy from Ghostbusters. That guy was the DEFINITION of douche-bag.

Road Block- Definitely stuck around the toy bucket for a long time. I remember the backpack and gun, but like most weapons, they got lost in the shuffle over the years. Thumbs broke, rubber band broke, body and legs had to be glued together, I think the legs fell off too, so last I remember, this guy had trouble moving.

Blow Torch- another lifer in the toy bucket. I think this guy may have stayed around the longest. He ended up thumbless, wore-down and the last G.I. Joe standing.

Dr. Mindbender - I belielve this may be the first one that was actually mine and not my brother's. But really, look at that picture. I don't need to say more.

Apparently none of these classics are in the new live action G.I. Joe movie, but Mr. Eko from lost is Heavy Duty, which is a modern day rip off of Roadblock.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Most Obscure US Presidents

Time for Family Feud.
This week's topic, Most Obscure US Presidents

7. James K. Polk -
one of those post founding fathers/pre-civil war guys. Campaign slogan was "54/40 or Fight", think it had to do with parallels.

6. Chester A. Arthur- Had very nice facial hair. Elementary school was the location of a bomb in the third Die Hard movie

5. Millard Fillmore- Was recently mentioned in a car commercial, otherwise would be one or two.

4. Franklin Pierce - Supposedly voted the 2nd best looking president next to JFK. Judge for yourself. Couldn't tell you a thing he did in office.

3. Benjamin Harrison - in that post civil war/pre 1900's group. Nice beard, usually confused with William Henry

2. Rutherford B. Hayes - Similar to B. Harrison, not much else I can say.

1. John Tyler - Who? Yep, that's why he's number one. Most of these names will ring a bell, but not Tyler. Bonus for anyone who can tell me SOMETHING he did in office.

I used this category twice in my games. Usually people are upset when they say like Zachary Taylor or James Buchanan or Calvin Coolidge, but in truth, my list is sound. I can tell you reasons why all unlisted Presidents are not on the list. Obscure.

Monday, July 21, 2008


We finally have a winner in our Lord of the Rings/Star Wars Tournament.
Drum Roll Please:


It is true. Gandalf is the best fantasy character. He came out on top of 63 other Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Characters. A deserving champ. "You shall not Pass!"

Thanks for all the votes. Some rounds were pretty popular, but I probably made the tourney too long. I need more readership. Holla.

I no longer love Brett Favre

I rescind anything nice I said about Brett Favre. He is kind of being a jerk right now. If he plays for another team I will boo him. Boo-urns! If he never said he was leaving, I would have loved another year, but this is just stupid.
That is all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Things I don't like about Jeopardy

I really enjoy Jeopardy. It is one of my favorite shows. I'll be on it someday. I like Alex Trebek, but sometimes he annoys me. So, I'm compiling a list of things about Jeopardy that I don't like.
Here you go.- The long commercial break before final Jeopardy
- overly complex "Before and After" questions. Yesterday there was "No Country for Old Men in Trees" and "There will be Blood oranges" Lame.
- Talking to the contestants after the first commercial. Is that ever interesting?
- When Trebek infers that an answer nobody got is obvious
- When Trebek unnecessarily extravagantly pronounces foreign words
- When contestants try to keep going before the commercial break and Trebek cuts them off "Actually, that will have to wait until after the break."
- Word game categories, like homonyms and words within words
- Celebrity Jeopardy
- Children's Jeopardy. It's rather shoot off my own testicles than watch Children's Jeopardy. How disappointed are you when you sit down to watch and that is on?
- When Trebek lost the 'stache
- when they link all the categories. I think the last time I saw that there were all John Steinbeck novels. Boo-urns.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hottest Cartoon Chracters

Alright, here is the unveiling of my first Family Feud Category.

1. Princess Jasmine- Wow, why isn't she real? Maybe I also like her more because I like the movie and white guys like exotic women.

2. Ariel- Yeah, she might not have proper reproductive organs, but a friend of mine said "She's the perfect woman, once she gets legs she can't talk." Wow. I'd "kiss the girl".

3. Jessica Rabbit- might be tops on people's lists, but a little too slutty for me, and she has an odd rabbit fetish.

4. Daphne- The girl from Scooby-Doo. Yes, I like redheads, I mean America likes read heads. Also, the short purple skirt is great. Much better than the Sarah Micheller Geller version.

5. Pocahontas- I like. Looks pretty sassy in that pic.

6. Prince Eric- a dashing lad.

7. Bell- definitely the girl next door except for the whole Beast thing.

8. He-Man - Strong, great hair

9. Fred - from Scooby-Doo, a bit (a lot) WASPy, but what can you do?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Alright time for another who is better poll. This time the subject is CC.

CC Sabathia - New Brewers pitcher, keeps the brim straight, kind of fat, but dominating
C&C Music Factory- "Everybody Dance Now", on the 90's power hour, kind of gay, but you know you like to dance to it.

We'll see how tonight's game goes before we make an judgment.
Go Brewers!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Family Feud

Let's play the Feud.
So sometimes Montana is boring, and this post stems from that, and also from a power outage, so we didn't have much to do, but multiple times I have hosted a Family Feud game here at the ranch. People seemed to enjoy it the power outage day, so I did it again three more times. Fun stuff, pretty ridiculous. Got better and better each time. I'll give you a few of my best categories. Feel free to submit your answers and I'll give you mine in a few days.
And be clear, these answers and categories were totally developed by me even if I say something else.

150 Americans were surveyed, top 8 answers on the board,
Name the Most Obscure American President.

120 men and women were surveyed, the top 8 answers are on the board,
Name the Best Looking Cartoon Characters.

100 Men were surveyed, the top 13 answers are on the board,
Name the Best Slang for Vagina

100 college educated Americans were surveyed,
Name the Most Obscure African Country.

Name the Best High School Movie

Name the Best Synonyms for Poop.

Alright, there you go, submit your answers for as many or as few as you want. Have fun.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Here are some pictures of Montana, for those of you who don't have facebook.

Here are some pictures of the ranch I work at and lived at for about 5 months. This is where advanced political research takes place.

Here is the view from my bedroom window. Awesome. Never thought I'd wake up to this.

A few weeks ago, the State Department brought a bunch of foreign journalists from developing countries to learn about democratic elections. They were from places like Rwanda, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Malawi. It was pretty cool. Below is a Emmanuel from Uganda. Ballers.

Lastly, here is a little power hour I had at my house as a house warming. Mostly college interns came, and I showed them the beauty of the 90's Power Hour. A good crew. Great times.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


9.68. That was Tyson Gay's 100 meter in the US Olympic qualifier. It was wind-aided, but c'mon, 9.68. I believe the world record is 9.73, which was just set a few months ago. I remember when it was amazing to get anything under 10 seconds. He made it look easy too. I'm not a big track guy, but I think this is pretty amazing. I look forward to Beijing.