Now Robbie – who should you never bet?

ha ha,
…bet looser.

Give up? Multiple Choice, again:

  • Enoch H.
  • Jimmy Q.
  • Your bottom dollar
  • 5 Bucks

America, Stop Whining

If you haven’t heard, Chicago decided not to have the film, “The Nativity Story” at it’s annual Christmas celebration because they were worried about people getting offended and the ACLU getting involved. (= lots of leagal fees.)

Have people in America always been such a bunch of whining babies? Are people being forced at machete point to watch The Nativity Story?
What’s the freekin’ deal? If something offends me I just avoid it or ignore it. I don’t threaten to sue someone cause my “civil liberties” are suddenly under fire.
This is getting way out of hand.

I call to start a National Movement/Petition/whatever called: “CHILL (the crap) OUT!”
The requirements:

  1. I will not whine like a wussie when something offends me.
  2. Unless I am forced to change my belief system by the government, I will refuse to sue.
  3. I will stop being ” a hata’”

If anything, the current interpretation ala: “separation of church and state” has only caused more useless lawsuits, intolerable whining, idiotic collateral government decisions, and a general Un-Sensativity (aka. intolerance…I know – the sacred cow) in the general public.

Anyway, If I was the Mayer in Chicago I would tell people to stuff it. If they don’t think that the Birth of Christ is why Christmas is celebrated then they should go take a History class and stuff a cork in it!

Microsoft Zune Commercial?!?

What…..The……Crap?

Uh, time for a Multiple Choice question:

  • This is what happens to birds when you listen to the Zune…
  • This is what happens when your marketing department sucks…
  • This is exactly why Microsoft is so cool right now…
  • This is cooler than Star Wars Episode I
  • This is not as cool as Jar-Jar Binks

Jar-Jar

Thanks goes to Randy Vogl for notifying me about this one.

Get that stupid Camera out of my face!

 

…before I slash you where it counts.

What? Got a problem…?

Jimmy’s cat loves photographs. Cat’s have the best “annoyed face”.

Did you know: Dick Cheney – a Philanthropist?

A quote by Arthur Brooks on the HH show:

“A few months back, uh, after the tax returns were released from last year there was a kind of a scandal about the fact that Vice President Cheney made so much money. He made about 8 million dollars–he and his wife did, that, you know, the Vice President of the United States is so rich in a country where not everybody’s rich, and so forth and so on. The part of the study–the part of the story you didn’t hear was the fact that the Cheneys gave more than 6 Million dollars away.

The Cheneys are unbelievably charitable. Now this, frankly, doesn’t fit with the pattern that we’re trying to, (in the press, typically) – were [they're] trying to make of Dick Cheney as a big mean guy, a big Halliburton money grubbing venial guy. In fact, unbelive…I mean, imagine giving away 80% of your paycheck?!?

Interesting, definately worthy of: What the Crap?
Emphasis mine.

A Curse on Blog Spammers!

…and all of your household.

Seriously – It’s because of idiot spammers that you always have to type in those stupid scewed random text codes things Word Verifiers. The worst part is that sometimes the word verifiers are so crazy, often, I can’t even figure out what letters are what. Here’s a question: What do you have to gain from leaving spam comments on random blogs? Do you really think people are big enough morons to believe, “I really enjoyed your blog – nice content. Check out my site,”

Ok, I retract that though – people are morons. Still – spam causes so many problems that I think the punishment needs to be heightened. Here are some suggestions:

  • Public Butt whipping
  • Tatoo on forhead: “Word Verification – PUNCHMEINTHEFACE – before submitting post.”
  • Wrecking ball to the groin
  • Hose down with poison oak/ivy oils
  • Dismemberment
  • Beheading

Anyway, perhaps I am getting carried away. Either way – Blog comment spam get’s my “What the Crap?” for the day.

Word Verification:

Spammers

Type the word above to leave a comment:

Is the Hugh Hewitt Podcast the greatest?

radio.gifI listen to the Hugh Hewitt radio show all the time at work for many reasons?

  • The podcast episodes are commercial free
  • Hugh is logical in the way he discusses issues
  • Each hour is separated for downloading so you get a smaller file at a time
  • Hugh is clear about his position and does not try to pull out the, “I’m Unbiased” crap-pile that most people do.
  • The Show is dang funny!

Well, at least the latest one where they were poking fun at Kenny Loggins Christmas music and Canadian Mobs was hilarious. It was especially nice to take a bit of the sting away surrounding political discussion.
Great show, interesting guests and topics, no commercials, Not a butt-kisser – Check it out here.

Let me know what you think!

Make Firefox Tabs Favicon Size

This is hot. It allows you to right click a tab and shrink it down to its Favicon size in Firefox. Tabs you need to read you can leave full sized. Talk about a great way to save space.
Favicon Tabs

Get it here

The MegaMyth of Megapixels

Though I traditionally despise the New York Times and it’s Crap-pile claims to be “All that’s fit to print,” here is something actually worth reading (I guess you can’t skew a tech review too much).

This was great for me to hear because I always wondered what the real advantage of extremely large megapixel resolutions. So – without further ado, David Pogue writes:

On the show, we did a test. We blew up a photograph to 16 x 24 inches at a professional photo lab. One print had 13-megapixel resolution; one had 8; the third had 5. Same exact photo, down-rezzed twice, all three printed at the same poster size. I wanted to hang them all on a wall in Times Square and challenge passersby to see if they could tell the difference.Even the technician at the photo lab told me that I was crazy, that there’d be a huge difference between 5 megapixels and 13.
I’m prepared to give away the punch line of this segment, because hey—the show doesn’t air till February, and you’ll have forgotten all about what you read here today, right?

Anyway, we ran the test for about 45 minutes. Dozens of people stopped to take the test; a little crowd gathered. About 95 percent of the volunteers gave up, announcing that there was no possible way to tell the difference, even when mashing their faces right up against the prints. A handful of them attempted guesses—but were wrong. Only one person correctly ranked the prints in megapixel order, although (a) she was a photography professor, and (b) I believe she just got lucky.

I’m telling you, there was NO DIFFERENCE.

Read the rest of the story.

So the moral of the story: a better camera does not only = more mega pixels. If you are looking for quality – think about things like the burst speed and how quickly it can write to it’s media drive. Also – seriously consider how “serious” you want to be as a photographer. Most people can do just fine with something moderate to bottom-high-end. Really – learning to take great pictures with a basic camera is a far cheaper and better investment.

Robotic Cooking :: Crock-bot

So, earlier in my review of the Roomba I came to thinking, “If only there were a robot that could cook too.” Well – I realized that I have one (sort of).

What a Crock

But wait, that just looks like a Crock Pot?!? Yeah, it is.
So here’s the problem: My wife and I both work 8-5 jobs. Meals (as enjoyable as they can be) are suddenly a major time consumer. Not to mention – usually we are totally exhausted and starved when we get home. Quite often we simply don’t feel like doing a huge amount of cooking. So here’s the trick – get a crock pot to do it for you. All you have to do is cut up some vegetables and throw in a bunch of crap some meat and seasonings. Then just plug in a cook time and temperature. Boom! And I’ll tell you something that’s not a crock — By the time you get home from work, your house will smell wonderful and you will have a delicious hot dinner ready to eat. And as an added Bonus: not a lot of clean up (the pot and whatever you eat on).

Now – you may be wondering, “Won’t I get sick of eating the same thing if I use the Crock-bot?” Apparently there are more than 1400 crockpot recipes on ask.com alone. That should hold you over!

Need a Crock Pot? I bet you could find one on craigslist.com for pretty cheap. Or you could get the “one and only” at Crockpot.com.

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