Friday, April 30, 2010

Funny Look-Alikes

Here are some funny look-alikes. Enjoy!


I wonder if Phil's hair will float away if you blow on it?


This one is scary close. Did they plan the same outfit?


Classic Brian Regan Stand-Up From Comedy Central Presents




Here is a classic Brian Regan act from 2000. He is my all-time favorite comedian and has several great performances. This was actually the first performance that I ever saw of his. He is hysterical and always clean. So if you're tired of the dirty comedians who like to spend most of their routine making you feel uncomfortable or using the stage as a soapbox to rip on conservatives, then I would suggest checking out Brian Regan. Always hilarious, always clean, and just downright enjoyable.

Check out Brian's tour dates and other funny stuff here.

Women For Sale On Craigslist

Patrick Madrid: San Francisco-based Craigslist making millions on "adult" ads

When I think of eBay and Craigslist, I think of used furniture and all sorts of other useless knick-knacks. If you keep a keen eye out for good deals, you could wind up finding some pretty sweet bargains. Check out these online steals:
  • Alf Alarm Clock - $5.99! What a deal! (although the shipping cost is more than the clock.....)
  • Pet Rock - $15.00! There is no way I could find a similar rock on the sidewalk and find time to draw a face on it. Well worth the money!
  • Lottery Winning Proven System - $5.49 with FREE shipping! If you spend one more dollar for a lottery ticket and win the million dollar jackpot, that's a 15,408,320.49% rate of return!
Despite all the wonderful things that eBay and Craigslist has brought to the online community, Craigslist has been getting attention recently for their "adult ads", which is turning out to be an underground prostitution ring. This has created law enforcement probes in 40 states who believe that Craigslist is facilitating this criminal activity.  The Company is expected to bring in $36 million this year from adult ads according to a projection by Craigslist, who originally promised to donate this adult advertisement revenue to charity, but now appears to be going back on that promise.

Until Craigslist cleans up its act and starts blocking these type of advertisements and reporting any known human trafficking and prostitution activity to authorities, I would suggest a boycott from Craigslist. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy your new pet rock from eBay.

To Prove The Point That ObamaCare Is Really A Shifting Of Wealth

Hot Air » Dems now calling federal ObamaCare mandate a “tax”

The government is now trying to play word games with the Constitution in order to uphold the "Good and Welfare" clause under ObamaCare. See article above.

I don't think this will hold up with the Supreme Court because the government would be forced to admit that they are interpreting the Constitution to say that the government has the right to dictate any and all commerce choices of American citizens, including the choice not to buy anything. And what about Obama's campaign promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year? Some may think its a stretch to correlate a tax/fine for not buying healthcare with the campaign promise not to raise taxes, but I don't think its much of a stretch. Two can play the word games......

Did I Not Warn About This

Power Line - Whistling past the death panel

My inclination about ObamaCare appears to be coming true. Read the article above. Does it sound familiar? See my post "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day" about the inevitable rationing of health care under ObamaCare. The million dollar question (or should I say trillion dollar question....) is who gets to make these life and death decisions. This could ultimately lead to our government walking a thin line on the issue of euthanasia. This is just another example of our government moving toward the socialist European pro-death ideology.

Read this for other good insight from HTNL about the pro-death cause of the new bill.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hey Dad I Can't See Real Well, Is That Bill Shakespeare Over There?

So apparently when I was eight years old, I wanted to be a writer. Not just a writer, but a poet. I had quite the knack for it. I received a letter in the mail yesterday from my mom containing two of these poems that I wrote at my grandma's house. Both poems are dated May 29, 1992. Now that these hidden gems have been fermenting like good wine the past 18 years, they are ready to be unleashed upon the world. I'm pretty sure that both of these will end up in the American Poetry Museum one day. Without further ado.......


The Flower Pot

The flower pot holds up flowers
The flower pot shows May flowers
The flower pot is the best
The flower pot needs a rest


Everyones Special

Everyones special
Every day
Everyones special
People say
Everyones special
Cabinets close
Everyones special
Everyone knows

(Insert me bowing and blowing kisses to the audience......)

I clearly struggled to come up with a decent rhyme at "Cabinets close", but we're all human. It's the best I could do. I'm open to constructive criticism. Since I'm currently in the process of making a career move within accounting, maybe I should put full-time poetry writing on my radar.

Work from home...check
Set my own hours...check
Be my own boss...check
Sufficient talent to make a living...clearly (see above)

Seems like a wise move to me!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Commercials Make Life Look So Hard




We've all seen the funny commercials for the "as seen on TV" products. The goal of these commercials is to make the human race look like idiots so that we will be convinced that we need this product in order to save mankind. It usually involves the screen changing to black-and-white as a big red "X" draws across the screen signifying utter failure. The actor is required to be overdramatic with cringing facial expressions and showing absolute disgust over the fact that a simple everyday task can be so difficult. If the actor is wrestling with something like a garden hose or a weedeater cord, then its usually best to portray the actor rolling on the ground with it as the tape plays back at 10 times the normal speed (bonus points if the actor is rolling down a hill).

I found this great montage on YouTube as a tribute to these commercials and felt it was worth sharing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

If Your Gonna Fail A Test, You Might As Well Fail In Style

12 Best Test Answers of All-Time Smosh

Check this site out. It gave me a good chuckle. The very last one is fantastic. I only wish I was this clever.

Anthony Gatto Showing Off The Mad Skills



Anthony Gatto is one of the best jugglers on the planet and holds several world records. This video shows off a snippet of what this man can do. I especially like when he slaps the rings over his head in rapid succession to finish it off.

My Odiogo Podcast Now Available

You probably notice the new Listen Now button at the top of each blog post. Check it out at Odiogo if you want to add this feature to your blog. You can also download MP3s of these files for all of my blog posts and subscribe to the podcast with applications like iTunes. So if you're feeling too lazy to read through my blogs, you can listen to this robot dude instead while doing something else on the web.

Back From The Dead

So its been about a week since my last post, so I figured I better get back to it. Part of the reason for the long lay-off is that I've been spending most of my blog time fiddling around with the aesthetics and presentation of the blog. If you've been to my site over the past couple of days, you've probably noticed the blog layout changing quite a bit. I began experimenting with the awesome new templates available in Blogger in Draft which were very easy to use and provided many new features including the ability to change your blog into a three-column blog (instead of just the two-column templates available in regular Blogger). I went back and forth between a couple templates that I liked which included some cool backgrounds. However, I abandoned these templates after a couple days due to some glitches that have yet to be worked out by Google. For one thing, there was about a 20-30 second screen freeze when the blog first loaded and some of my video files were becoming hidden. The problems were very evident in Internet Explorer. The templates worked a little better with Mozilla, but the glitches were still noticeable.

So for any of you bloggers out there thinking about trying one of these new Blogger in Draft templates, I would advise holding off for a while until they work everything out. I quickly realized that other bloggers were also having similar issues after seeing discussions scattered all over the Blogger help forums.

The template that I'm currently using is the Minima White template available in several places on the web. Click HERE for a site to download XML files for various types of three column templates. You can also search for "three column templates" in Google as well. These custom designed templates appear to load much faster and have less glitches. If you compare my new blog layout to the Blogger in Draft template I was using a couple days ago, then you hopefully are noticing the improvements too!

Enjoy the new template and let me know if you have any suggestions / feedback.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bill Malone And Scarne's Aces



Here is an awesome magic video of Bill Malone performing Scarne's Aces. This guy is one of my favorite close-up magicians. He makes the tricks look so smooth and is a great card handler. I also like his little afro and goofy suits. He truly understands the concept of magic as a form of entertainment. Enjoy the video! By the way......post a comment if you have a clue how this trick is done. I have some ideas, but I'm not totally sure.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fasting

Good Friday is coming up and it is one of two days in the Church calendar (along with Ash Wednesday) that fasting is required by Canon Law in addition to abstaining from meat. See Canon Law 1250-1251. Fasting is defined in the glossary of the Catechism as, "Refraining from food and drink as an expression of interior penance, in imitation of the fast of Jesus for forty days in the desert. Fasting is an ascetical practice recommended in Scripture and the writings of the Church Fathers; it is sometimes prescribed by a precept of the Church, especially during the liturgical season of Lent."

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three acts of Lent that prepare us for the celebration of Easter. Scripture attests to the importance of fasting in several passages shown below.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This guy actually has a vote in Congress

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Dem congressman: If Guam gets too overpopulated, it might tip over



I'm not really sure if there is anything I can say that hasn't already been discussed all over the web (this video is sure to go viral by tomorrow). The surprising part is that everyone else in the room was able to keep a straight face. Is this guy really this clueless, or is it a result of battling hepatitis C. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that, "The Lithonia Democrat's already-thin frame has shed 30 pounds in the past year. His speech is slower than ever, and he regularly gets lost in thought in the middle of a discussion. He is easily fatigued and often impatient and irritable." See article HERE.

I feel sorry for anyone who suffers from an unfortunate illness like this, but regardless, I think it is safe to say that this man is in no shape to be voting in Congress (and its still debatable if its the Hepatitis C talking, or if this guy is actually ignorant to the fact that islands are not just floating on the surface of the water). It would be pretty awesome if islands could actually do this though. They could put half the people on the east and half the people on the west and play teeter-totter.

Side Note: Just to think that out of the millions of Americans in this country, he was part of the select few hundred people determining the future of healthcare in America. Does something seem wrong with that picture?