Saturday, December 12, 2009

WOW.. considering i work for a cable company lol

Me: “Thank you for calling [cable company]. How may I help you?”
Caller: “We just moved my grandmother’s TV and I think the cable has been disconnected at the outlet where we moved it. Could you send someone to reconnect it?”
(Suddenly, the grandmother grabs the phone.)
Caller’s grandmother: *yelling* “That is not what happened! The cable has been hooked to that outlet since the 70’s! You people just need to flip the little switch and turn it back on!”
(The grandson gets back on the phone.)
Caller: “I am so sorry. Please ignore her. I just need to set up an appointment for the technician to come out.”
Me: “No problem. My grandmother can be like that too. I can have someone out on Tuesday.”
Caller’s grandmother: *yelling in the background* “You are not listening! All they have to do is flip the switch! Don’t let them lie to you!”
Caller: “Grams, when you moved the TV back in the ’80’s you had the cable disconnected from this outlet and reconnected at the other end.”
Caller’s grandmother: “Now you’re lying! I’m going to make sure that I’m not here when they come out. This is ridiculous! Tell them not to come!”
Me: “Tell her that our switch is broken here and we have to manually come out and flip it in her home. We’ll be there Tuesday.”
(The grandson relays this information.)
Caller’s grandmother: “Oh, okay then. I’ll see them Tuesday.”
Caller, to me: “Bless you.”

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wtf is this evil monster???

It's about 4" long.. mean looking thing
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Royal Tenenbaums "Needle in the Hay"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lily Allen is an IDIOT

Until a couple minutes ago I had never heard of Lily Allen... She is quitting her music career because she doesn't feel she can profit from it any longer... There is money to be made in music.. a lot of money... She comes across to me as someone who has no passion for music and was only in it for the money.
People like this get on my nerves... the business model for music is changing.. the industry is slow to react and has made losses due to it. Lily is making a huge mistake if she really ever cared for music.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Now who would eat this???

Would you eat this? We're not sure. KFC is planning to offer the Double Down, a new sandwich made of bacon and cheese covered in Colonel's sauce held together with two pieces of fried chicken. Yup, there's no bread in this piece of art. Consider yourself lucky for once if you live around Providence, Rhode Island or Omaha, Nebraska, because those are exactly where KFC is testing this heart-attack inducing sandwich.
This is why America is great and this is why you're fat.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4 simple steps to meeting someone - By Laura Gilbert

It’s all about being able to chat people up—wherever, whenever the opportunity strikes. Here’s a simple plan for doing just that.

You know the type—the average-looking guy who can meet someone new while out buying light bulbs, or the rather plain Jane who comes home from a dental appointment with the name and number of a potential suitor. We set out to discover just what makes these people so adept at meeting others—so you can try their best tips.

Trick #1: Smile and wave
Don’t be afraid to use gestures that say, “I’d like to chat with you”—whether that means a smile, a nod, a wave or just eyebrows raised in expectation. Laura Lewis, 27, from River Falls, WI, recently spent much of her lunch hour in a long line at a bank. But instead of getting annoyed, she got a number from the cute guy standing behind her. “We were checking each other out the whole time we stood there,” she explains, “and just as I finished at the teller, I gave him a big, big smile. He gave me a cute little ‘hi there’ wave, so I busied myself rearranging my wallet until he was free to talk.”
How to practice it: Even though it may seem bold, smiling at strangers is the top way to let them know it’s safe to break through. Try it on everyone and anyone: The beleaguered workers at the post office, a harried mother in front of you at the checkout aisle, or even the toddler sitting in her cart. As you get used to being a smiler, you’ll start doing it naturally—including at the people you most want to meet.

Trick #2: Be the one to talk first…
Anyone can talk back to someone, but real people-meeters know the trick is starting a chat out of the blue. Susan RoAne, author of How to Create Your Own Luck and What Do I Say Next, says the secret lies in seeing the world around you as full of opportunities to talk, versus waiting to be spoken to.
How to do it: In order to break the ice with people you want to date, it helps to start with people you’d normally never speak to—say, the married guy in another department at work or a grandma at the bus stop. Since you’re not worried about whether they’ll shoot you down, you can truly be yourself and get used to talking to perfect strangers. “You have to get comfortable doing it, or you’ll hesitate when you see someone in particular who you want to talk to,” says RoAne. “If you have to think about what to say or feel self-conscious, you’ll hesitate, and the moment will be gone,” she says.

Trick #3: Work your chit-chat charm
OK, what the heck should you talk about? The experts advise finding something that you two share—that could easily be something in your environment, like the weather or the huge new billboard that went up across the street. Or it could be something in the world around you, like a big verdict that was announced on the news earlier in the day or the fact that the next day is officially the longest day of the year.
How to practice it: Work on having an opinion or asking for the other person’s view of things, rather than just throwing a remark out there. So if you’re in the cereal aisle, don’t mutter to yourself, “Wow, expensive...” Turn to the object of your affection and say, “Wow, can you believe it? Almost six dollars for this! Is it just this brand or are they all so pricey?” Similarly, if you’re in line for lunch and the folks behind the deli counter are taking their time, don’t just say, “Gee, this line is moving so slowly.” Instead, try to get some playful banter going by saying, “I’ll bet you a little bag of chips that we’re not out of here by 1 P.M.” The idea is, open the door to a chat rather than just toss off a remark.

Trick #4: Then stop talking…
Bill Keith, 29, from Hudson, OH, has a knack for charming everyone around him. He says his secret is knowing when to stop yapping and start listening. “People aren’t used to having other people really listen to them, so that’s how I win a lot of people over,” he says. So whether he’s remarking about an old Bobby Brown song that just came on the supermarket muzak (which is how he met his best friend) or asking someone at Starbucks which shaker has cocoa and which has cinnamon and does it really make a difference, he opens the door to a chat and then shuts his mouth. The new acquaintance walks away feeling connected to you since you lavished on that personal attention.
How to practice it: Next time you start a conversation, make an effort to ask the person you’re chatting with at least three questions before making another observation of your own. That will get you in the groove of letting the other person open up to you... and make them feel appreciated. And when they feel appreciated, chances are, they’ll want to continue that conversation.

Freelance writer Laura Gilbert has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Maxim, and The Modern Humorist. She admits that she meets most of her friends — and too many of her dates — at work.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

DEXTER BY DESIGN — In Stores September 8, 2009

DEXTER BY DESIGN — In Stores September 8, 2009
The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste—who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.

Pre-order a copy.
Learn more here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Legendary actor David Carradine has been found dead!

Very sad news. Legendary actor David Carradine, best known as the iconic Kwai Chang Caine in the ABC series Kung Fu, and heroic race car driver Frankenstein in the Roger Corman cult classic Death Race 2000, has been found dead in a luxury hotel in Bangkok, the victim of an apparent suicide.

From the press release:

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. actor David Carradine, best known for his roles in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu and the Kill Bill movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital Bangkok.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-lead actor. He said Carradine died either later Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not reveal further details out of consideration for his family.

The Web site of the newspaper The Nation, citing unnamed police sources, said Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room, and is believed to have committed suicide.

According to etonline, "His manager Chuck Binder says the actor arrived in Bangkok on Monday to film 'Stretch.' He was found dead Wednesday morning in his hotel room by a member of the production company."

imdb has a good biography right here. They note that, "David Carradine is the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine and now presides over an acting family that includes brothers Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine and Michael Bowen as well as his daughters Calista Carradine, Kansas Carradine and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Like Food

So I got a comment from In The Box Productions, a student group out of Arkansas, and they asked if I would consider posting their video....

So what the hell.... tell me what ya think

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cat Parasite Affects Everything We Feel and Do

Kevin Lafferty is a smart, cautious, thoughtful scientist who doesn't hate cats, but he has put forth a provocative theory that suggests that a clever cat parasite may alter human cultures on a massive scale.
His phone hasn't stopped ringing since he published one of the strangest research papers to come out of the mill in quite awhile.
The parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, has been transmitted indirectly from cats to roughly half the people on the planet, and it has been shown to affect human personalities in different ways.
Research has shown that women who are infected with the parasite tend to be warm, outgoing and attentive to others, while infected men tend to be less intelligent and probably a bit boring. But both men and women who are infected are more prone to feeling guilty and insecure.
Other researchers have linked the parasite to schizophrenia. In an adult, the symptoms are like a mild form of flu, but it can be much more serious in an infant or fetus. Oxford University researchers believe high levels of the parasite leads to hyperactivity and lower IQs in children.
Lafferty, who is a parasite ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is an expert on the role parasites play in the ecology of other animals.
Building on research by scientists in the Czech Republic, Lafferty took a long look at areas of the globe where infection levels are quite high, or quite low. In Brazil, for example, two out of three women of child-bearing age are infected, whereas in the United States the number is only one out of eight.
Lafferty argues in a research paper published Aug. 2 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology, that aggregate personality types, or what cultures tend to be like, fit neatly with the effects that the parasite produces in individuals.
So that led to a basic question:
Can a common cat parasite account for part -- even if only a very small part -- of the cultural differences seen around the world?
From Lafferty's perspective, that's quite likely, although he admits his theory is a bit off the wall.
"It's kind of way out in left field," he says. "I think it's the strangest thing I've ever worked on."
Bizarre, perhaps, but less so considering the wily parasite that lays the foundation for Lafferty's theory.
Toxoplasma, he notes, is "frighteningly amazing."
It can change the personality of a rat so much that the rat surrenders itself to a cat, just as the parasite wanted.
The parasite's eggs are shed in a cat's feces. A rat comes along, eats the feces, and becomes infected. The behavior of the rat undergoes a dramatic change, making the rat more adventuresome and more likely to hang out around cats.
The cat eats the rat, and the parasite completes its life cycle.
That manipulation of the local ecology is not unusual for a parasite, Lafferty says.
"This is something that many parasites do," he says. "Many manipulate hosts' behavior."
So it wasn't much of a jump to the next question.
"We have a parasite in our brain that is trying to get transmitted to a cat," he says. "This changes an individual's personality."
So if enough personalities are changed in a given society, will the culture of that society also be changed?
He's not suggesting that it's a big player in cultural evolution. Lots of other things are more powerful, ranging from geography to weather to the availability of natural resources.
But if enough of us are infected and undergo personality changes, will that also alter our combined personalities or our culture?
Lafferty admits anthropologists are not likely to embrace his theory. A single powerful leader can have a dramatic impact on a culture. We can all think of examples. But can the collective personality have a similar effect?
"Anthropologists are not in agreement that you can drive a culture from the bottom up," Lafferty says.
But he sees that happening throughout the parasitic world, involving many types of animals, so why is it inconceivable that it could also be happening among humans?
It will be a long time before we have the answer to that, if we ever do, but in the meantime here's a bit of good news.
Cat lovers need not get rid of their cats. The chances are not great that a modern cat, kept on a diet of safe cat food and not left to feed off rats, will transmit the parasite to humans. It's possible, but not likely, Lafferty says.
He ought to know. As a kid he had cats, so after he got into this line of research he assumed he had been infected with the parasite.
"So after I submitted the paper I put down my 30 bucks and got a blood test," he says. "It came out negative. I was so surprised."
And that leads him to this final comment:
"This isn't about trying to freak cat owners out," he says. "Simply having a cat as a pet doesn't mean you're going to get infected, for sure."
Of course, maybe some other parasite is making him say that.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Fibonacci in Lateralus

How is it that I was thinking about the Fibonacci sequence and the first thing i see online is this video???

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Who Am I

First at all... I know that that I am my own worst enemy... I try not to be... and most of the time I have no idea that I am doing it...

Their is this need inside of me to do things and say things... I fight it so hard, and I do not know why because it's what I really want.... Take for example I was in the mall the other day talking to my friend... this really cute girl comes into the store and all I want to do is speak to her.... though I cannot bring myself to do it...

Honestly their have been so many situations exactly like this and it kills me, the times I have opened myself up it's been a kind of hit in the middle... not good or bad... just partly in the right direction

Currently I feel like I am inching closer and closer to an intersection... unlike a highway I have many paths to choose.... Should I think them through as always... or close my eyes spin and take the step that leads the way not having a clue to where I am going...

Their have been people close to me that have made impacts on me... Who have I made an impact on?

Eh... I guess I'll just ponder this some more

Monday, February 2, 2009

John Rich - Shuttin' Detroit Down

Shuttin' Detroit Down

Written By: John Rich

My daddy taught me that in this country everyone’s the same
You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame
When it don’t go your way
Now I see all these big shots whinin’ on my evening news
About how they’re losin’ billions and how it’s up to me and you
To come running to the rescue
Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear ‘cause they’re selling make believe
And we don’t buy that here

Cause in the real world there shutting Detroit down
While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town/
And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground, 
Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town, 
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down. 
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”

Well that old man’s been workin’ in that plant most all of his life
Now his pension plan’s been cut in half and he can’t afford to die
And it’s a crying shame, ‘cause he ain’t the one to blame
When I look down and see his caloused hands,
Let me tell you friend it gets me fightin’ mad

Cause in the real world there shutting Detroit down
While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town/
And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground, 
Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town, 
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down. 
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”

Instrumental solo

Yeah while there’ living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down

In the real world they’re shuttin Detroit down, they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.

John Rich - Shutting Down Detroit

John Rich performs "Shutting Down Detroit" on K98.5 Real Jersey Kountry

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Zombieland Valdosta, GA Casting Call

WHAT!!! They are filming a movie called Zombieland and I cannot even go to the casting call :(

For those of you who don't know it stars Woody Harrelson... All ya have to do is go to Black Crow Media at 17111 Ellis Drive in Valdosta, Georgia 31602 between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on January 14th and 15th... Read more here...