Sunday, October 31, 2004
Saturday, October 30, 2004
I published this site for friendly discussion and earlier today someone was very rude to a couple of female posters.
First of all, whenever someone posts on the site an email with that text is sent to me automatically. This email contains specific information that lets me know what computer has posted, even if the user has done so anonymously. So basically you aren't really anonymous even when you try to hide.
Secondly, from now on any post in the comment section that is anonymous will automatically be deleted unless the person states their name in the text. There are plenty of places on the internet for rude comments and we don't need to start lowering ourselves to that level here.
Thanks and I am looking forward to the Playlist Challenge. I am glad so many of you have expressed interest.
Posted by Trent at 8:39 PM
Rachelle and I bought the first season on DVD and extras are wonderful. Better than that though, the price at Costco was only $25 for all 22 episodes.
Click on this link and then click "View first season in three minutes". It's funny whether you have seen the series or not.
Posted by Trent at 8:35 PM
Friday, October 29, 2004
This was inevitable, but here is the deal.
Everyone creates their best "Rock-N-Roll" mix on ITUNES (or the music program of your choice).
We burn data copies for all of our buddies participating and bring them to our meeting place in November.We all look at the playlists and vote on the best one (you can't vote for your own of course). Winner gets free drinks. We all win by receiving great playlists for our home computer or IPOD.
Rock includes Elvis in 1956 to Interpol in 2004.
Rock does not include "ironic" choices. In other words, you have to really love the song. For example: I love T-Rex and Gary Glitter. I love, but laugh with, the Bee Gee's songs.
Rock does not include goatee-metal date-rape rap music.
Playlist must not have the "most popular" or " biggest single" song slection.
Examples: Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" not OK. "The Rover" OK.
Black Sabbath "Paranoid" not OK. "Ferries Wear Boots" OK.
AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long" not OK. "Jailbreak" OK.
White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" not OK. "Jimmy the Exploder" OK.
(Use your best judgement. This rule will be difficult with the Beatles, Beach Boys, Elvis, PJ, The Boss, Nirvana etc.)
New-Wave, Punk, and metal are acceptable forms of Rock.
Playlist is no longer than 25 songs
If you have trouble making choices just ask yourself "Would I want to listen to this and would the rest of the crew?"
Top 25 according to VH1 (songs to avoid)
1. Satisfaction-Rolling Stones 2. Respect-Aretha Franklin 3. Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin 4. Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan 5. Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen 6. Hotel California-Eagles 7. Light My Fire-Doors 8. Good Vibrations-Beach Boys 9. Hey Jude-Beatles10. Imagine-John Lennon11. Louie Louie-Kingsmen12. Yesterday-Beatles13. My Generation-The Who14. What's Going On-Marvin Gaye15. Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry16. Layla-Derek & the Dominos17. Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who18. Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley19. American Pie-Don McLean20. A Day In the Life-Beatles21. I Got You (I Feel Good)-James Brown22. Superstition-Stevie Wonder23. I Want to Hold Your Hand-Beatles24. Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones25. Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Posted by Trent at 6:19 PM
Lea aka Sarge---Jeremy
Mia-- ------------Carrie--------Voted Out
John K.----------Chris---------Voted Out
Travis aka Bubba--- Tiffany--Voted Out
John P-----------Dave---------Voted Out
Brady------------Julie------- Voted Out
Posted by Carrie at 3:42 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2004
The Stranger sometimes is "out-there" a bit, however, they nail this on the head. A good read for all Seattlites. Seattle Weekly is for the recall, The Stranger's version is how I how I remember all of the issues/voting in the past 3-5 years.
Posted by Trent at 8:33 PM
HAWKS TAILGATE: Everyone is welcome. We have a grill, and a weather protected area. We will be located just South of: S Massachusetts ST on the east side of 4th Ave. S. You will know it is the spot, because it is a skinny lot, and at the end of it there is a view of a huge mural showing all the old school Seahawks (awesome). Plan on getting there at around 10 – 10:30 if you want to park there. Walk-ups welcome. We always park on the left side at the back of the lot. My cell number is 206-550-8872, and you can call me if you have any questions on Sunday morning.
Posted by Mr Snappy at 4:50 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
It looks like St. Louis has its curse now...
Posted by Mr Snappy at 7:39 PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Here are the links to the new iPods that were announced today.
iPod Photo (40GB and 60GB models)
Special Edition U2 iPod (20GB model with U2's new album - along with the entire U2 catalog and 25 unreleased songs)
Press Release for the iPod Photo
Press Release for the U2 iPod
Posted by ericdagg at 6:49 PM
Monday, October 25, 2004
Sunday, October 24, 2004
12. Life is sexually transmitted.
11. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die....
10. Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without anerection make him a sandwich...
9. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person touse the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
8. Some people are like Slinkies . not really good for anything, butyou still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down thestairs....
7. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday lying in hospitals dyingof nothing...
6. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
5. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attentionto criticism...
4. Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and asubstantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?
3. In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the worldis weird and people take Prozac to make it normal...
2. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have cometo realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first...
1. Never take life seriously.....nobody gets out alive anyway
Posted by JuanSkoog at 11:23 AM
Thursday, October 21, 2004
So if you haven't seen the series now is the time to check it out. Do you like Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm? How about Spinal Tap or Best in Show? If so, you will LOVE this. I have the DVD's but you can rent the series via Netflix.
I'll tape the special and then you can ask me for it later after you understand what the fuss is about.
Posted by Trent at 8:33 AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Records to consider as charges of "lack of patriotism" and "soft on defense" fly
around this campaign season...
* Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.
* David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.
* Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.
* Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an armyjournalist in
20th Engineer Brigade.
* Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam. * Daniel Inouye:
Medal of Honor, WWII.
* John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat
V, Purple Hearts. * Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze
* Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star &Bronze
* Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53.
* Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.
* Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.
* Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign
* Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars, and
* Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and Legion of
* Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart. * Bill McBride:
Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Star with Combat V.
*Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.
* Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57
* Chuck Robb: Vietnam
* Howell Heflin: Silver Star
* George McGovern: Silver Star &DFC during WWII.
* Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received
* Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
* Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
* John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.
* Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul
* Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.
* Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
* Tom Delay: did not serve.
* Roy Blunt: did not serve.
* Bill Frist: did not serve.
* Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
* Rick Santorum: did not serve.
* Trent Lott: did not serve.
* John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.
* Jeb Bush: did not serve.
* Karl Rove: did not serve.
* Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max Cleland's
* Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.
* Vin Weber: did not serve.
* Richard Perle: did not serve.
* Douglas Feith: did not serve.
* Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
* Richard Shelby: did not serve.
* Jon Kyl: did not serve.
* Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
* Christopher Cox: did not serve.
* Newt Gingrich: did not serve.
* Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor.
* George W. Bush: failed to complete six-year National Guard assignment;
re-assigned from Texas to Alabama National Guard so he could campaign for family
friend running for U.S. Senate; failing to show up for required medical exam and
duties, was stripped of pilot status.
* Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making
* B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.
* Phil Gramm: did not serve.
* John McCain: US Navy 1958-81; Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit,
Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
* Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.
* John M. McHugh: did not serve.
* JC Watts: did not serve.
* Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem," although continued in NFL
for 8 years.
* Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.
* Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
* George Pataki: did not serve.
* Spencer Abraham: did not serve.
* John Engler: did not serve.
* Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.
Posted by Trent at 10:20 PM
Yes, I will admit, besides watching my own teams win, the two next best things about watching sports for me are seeing the Yankees and Lakers lose in the playoffs. I'm not counting my chickens yet, but, it is the 9th inning and the Sox hold a 9-3 lead. I think that seeing A-Job/Gay-Rod do what he did last night and then strike out in the 8th inning in Game 7 with no hits is priceless. Almost as cool as seeing Kobe's career wrecked by dissing on the only good thing he had, The Daddy.
Posted by JuanSkoog at 8:30 PM
Monday, October 18, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
**I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it looks reliable**
(missed first part of set)
Change the World
Jackson Browne, Bonnie Rait, & Keb Mo
World in Motion
For What It's Worth
I Am A Patriot
Stand Up (and Be Strong)
Jurassic 5 ("mad props" given by J. Browne)
R.E.M. ("We're REM and we approve of this concert.")
The One I Love
Begin the Begin*
Leaving New York
Losing My Religion
Man On the Moon^
The New World#
Maters of War
Secret O' Life
Never Die Young
Sweet Baby James~
Shower the People~
Some Days You Gotta Dance~
~w/the Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks
Truth No. 2
Dave Matthews Band
Don't Drink the Water
One Sweet World
So Much to Say->
Anyone Seen The Bridge->
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
(Star Spangled Banner acoustic intro)
Born in the USA
Because the Night@
Born to Run^
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding%
People Have the Power$
^Peter Buck and Mike Mills (from R.E.M.)
%Almost every major member of each band
$Almost every major member of each band, plus everyone else
Posted by ericdagg at 9:19 PM
Pearl Jam, Dave, Bruce, John Cougar , Jurassic Five etc. tonight in Washington D.C.
Vote for change TV, Radio, and Internet happenings!
The Vote for Change grand finale set for Monday, October 11th in Washington will be broadcast live in the U.S. through a special airing of the documentary "National Anthem" on the Sundance Channel, via a live Web cast on RealNetworks and through XM Satellite Radio, Music Choice, Sirius Satellite Radio and a host of other partners including more than 35 radio stations nationwide and satellite providers. Check local listings for stations and affiliates taking part in this.
You might even see the Bush maske tonight...
Posted by Trent at 7:03 PM
We have two extra tix to the Seattle Storm game tomorrow night. I bought 8 tickets, so you would be sitting with Jeremy, Carrie, Eric, Brandi, Tiff and Dave (I hope this is a selling point). The tix are just under $20 each after all fees and taxes. I know that Pete and Shelby and maybe others will be attending as well. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to go.
Posted by Mr Snappy at 6:56 PM
"After clothes, money and a car, an iPod is what U.S. teenagers want most this holiday season. A survey of 600 high school students by Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Gene Munster found Apple Computer Inc.'s digital player No. 4 on their wish list. And the iPod wasn't even among the items Munster suggested -- the kids wrote it in,' Bloomberg reports."
'It was really surprising,' said Munster in an interview from his office in Minneapolis. 'They didn't say music player. They said iPod. Teens want to be cool, they want their music, and the iPod is a cool way for them to get their music.' Demand for the iPod, unveiled by Chief Executive Steve Jobs in October 2001, has helped make Apple the third-best performing stock in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index this year," Bloomberg reports. "'Style matters, simplicity matters, experience matters,' Munster said. 'That's what Apple sells, and that's what they're doing different from everyone else.'"
Bloomberg reports., "The iPod had an 82 percent share of the market in U.S. retail stores in the 12 months ended in August, up from 64 percent in the same period a year earlier, and 33 percent two years ago, according to Port Washington, New York-based NPD Group Inc. Sales of players that use computer hard disks as storage, like the iPod, will increase almost fivefold to 10.4 million units this year from 2.1 million in 2003, according to In- Stat/MDR, a market researcher based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Devices that play MP3 digital music files will surge to 52.4 million units by 2007, up from about 18 million this year, In- Stat/MDR said."
"Investors are betting that customers who bought an iPod, which range in price from $249 for the mini to $399 for a 40- gigabyte version, might also be more willing to spend $1,299 or more on the company's latest iMac," Bloomberg reports. "The iPod's 'halo effect' will drive holiday sales of the iMac, Milunovich said. He estimates the company will ship 270,000 iMacs in the fiscal first quarter, a 19 percent jump from last year. 'You get evangelists for Apple and the Macintosh growing,' said Munster, whose enthusiasm for his own iPod led him to buy his first Apple PC two years ago. 'All their core products get a tailwind for the next two years because the iPod is the avenue for customers to go to Apple stores and see other Apple products.'"
Posted by ericdagg at 1:29 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2004
My wife (in 6 months and 6 days) and I are heading to see Jewel, Sara M., the Indigo Girls, Suzanne Vega, and Heart...They are playing at the Key Arena TuesdayNight....I was told that Lesbians are coming together for a huge show...why did no one else inform me that the Lilith Fair was Back....No seriously....any of you jumping on the storm wagon....????
Posted by Fresh Prince of Bellevue at 10:43 PM
Saturday, October 09, 2004
Friday, October 08, 2004
First of all, I must admit I am not a big fan of the WNBA. However, I am a huge lesbian fan. That's why on Tuesday night after the Storm win the title I am going to be perched on Broadway on Capital Hill where all the celebrating lesbians will go buck wild and start tipping over cars and lighting shit on fire. Is there anything a man fears more than an angry pack of lesbians? Nope. And I wanna see them all go crazy up close. It will be like WTO Revisited!
So today at hoops I played with Shawn Kemp's wife. When I was told she was his wife I asked "which one" since Kemp has fathered many kids all over the nation. In fact, I believe the starting five in the NBA All-Star game in 2012 will all have the last name of Kemp. Perhaps he is a polygamist. (Doesn't that sound like a soft-drink...Hmm, I would love a nice, cold polyga-mist).
Anyway, she completely dominated this short guy she was playing and knocked me on my ass too. See, her ass is like six Trent's Asses and when she moves...you move! In fact, her ass was so big that after she knocked me down she told me to hop on board because she would carry me up the court a few times. Show em what your working with!
Also, her nails are real. I asked her after she poked me in the eye and scratched my face and shoulder. When it happened I smiled and thanked her. I don't wanna piss off papa you know.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the coolest movie ever. This is the best use of non-linear story telling I have seen since Pulp Fiction. I am teaching it to my classes in two weeks. Loved it. Thumbs up. Way up. Like Fonzi.
Duran Duran is back with a new album. Can't wait to see em in Seattle soon. My favorite is John Taylor, but I always have loved Nick Rhodes's hair and eye shadow. Keyboards rule! If you like early Duran Duran circa 'Planet Earth' and 'Girls on Film' you might like the Killers. Rachelle loves em and so does Verms. I think both of them are "killer" too. :)
Franz Ferdinand was on Letterman last week and when Dave came out afterword he kept saying. "Nice job, welcome to our country" over and over while he was shaking hands with the band. I thought that was funny. They have been touring here for like six months.
Arrested Development comes back Nov. 7. Set your TIVOS.
Lost is still good stuff on ABC Wednesdays.
Anyone watching Desperate Housewives? I have not seen it, but I have heard it's good.
The new Interpol album is awesome. So is Falling Into Fall Five. You will receive your copy soon.
Comments? Let's see some writing people. Your laziness with the written language frustrates me. (Jeremy is exempt due to his iliteracy. Everyone else has no excuse.)
Update: Just read Entertainment Weekly and there are good articles on Duran Duran and Arrested Development. Go figure.
Posted by Trent at 3:14 PM
What are everyone's opinions on the most recent Survivor season? Any new predictions on what is going to happen and who is going to be the winner? Brady (the hot one) was the most recently voted out...sorry Julie :)
Here are the updated Survivor Stats:
Lea aka Sarge----Jeremy
Mia-- ------------Carrie-- Voted Out
Travis aka Bubba--- Tiffany
John P-----------Dave--- Voted Out
Brady------------Julie---- Voted Out
Posted by Carrie at 11:09 AM
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I was so poor growing up. If I wasn't a boy, I'd have had nothing to play with.
A girl phoned me the other day and said, "Come on over; nobody's home." I went over. Nobody was home.
During sex, my wife always wants to talk to me. Just the other night she called me from a hotel. One day as I came home early from work ..... I saw a guy jogging naked. I said to the guy .... "Hey buddy, why are you doing that?" He said, "Because you came home early."
It's been a rough day. I got up this morning put a shirt on and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase, and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom.
I was such an ugly kid. When I played in the sandbox; the cat kept covering me up.
I'm so ugly. My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet.
I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
I was such an ugly baby...My mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend.
When I was born, the doctor came into the waiting room and said to my father, "I'm sorry. We did everything we could, but he pulled through."
Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman, and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" He said, "I don't know kid. There's so many places they can hide."
I'm so ugly. I worked in a pet shop, and people kept asking how big I'd get.
I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and I look in the mirror. I feel like throwing up; what's wrong with me?" He said "I don't know but your eyesight is perfect."
With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, "How can I get my kite in the air?" He told me to run off a cliff.
My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair.
I'm so ugly...My mother had morning sickness....... AFTER I was born.
I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.
My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.
I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.
If it weren't for pick-pocketers I'd have no sex life at all.
On Halloween .... the parents send their kids out looking like me. Last year... one kid tried to rip my face off! Now it's different...when I answer the door the kids hand me candy.
My psychiatrist told me I'm going crazy. I told him .... If you don't mind I'd like a second opinion. He said .... Alright.... you're ugly too!
When I was born the doctor took one look at my face ... turned me over and said. Look ... twins!
Some dog I got. We call him Egypt because in every room he leaves a pyramid. His favorite bone is in my arm. Last night he went on the paper four times - three of those times I was reading it.
One year they wanted to make me poster boy for birth control.
I'm so ugly, when I was born the doctor slapped my mother!
Posted by Trent at 1:57 PM
Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm have made it to the WNBA Finals. Their first home game is on Sunday at 4PM. In my mind this is not more important than the Hawks...but...if they split the first two games, the deciding game 3 will be on Tuesday, and I for one think we should take that oportunity to witness our first championship in Seattle in 25 years!!!
Game 3*: Connecticut at Seattle, Tuesday, Oct. 12. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)* If necessary
Posted by Mr Snappy at 9:22 AM
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Sunday, October 03, 2004
They did the same songs with him that he did with PJ last night.
-All Along the Watchtower
-Cortez the Killer
-Rockin in the Free World
That is cool shit. I would love it if PJ and DMB did something together during the finale in Wash DC next week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
Posted by ericdagg at 8:52 PM
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Posted by Mr Snappy at 7:24 PM
Friday, October 01, 2004
So this morning I asked the students how many watched the debates. Surprisingly about seven or eight had tuned in. I asked them their impressions (without them doing an impression of course) and they all said Kerry won convincingly. They, or perhaps their parents, noticed the same things I did. Bush spent an hour and a half on the defensive and squirming around behind the podium. The kids also thought it was funny that Bush implied we were attacked by Iraq and Saddam as opposed to Osama Bin Laden. I reminded them that this administration has been implying that for the last two years (almost). However, I also reminded them to LISTEN to what Bush has to say even if they don't like him. It's important to be as objective as possible, and even though I know who I am voting for, I should still consider other alternative ways to improve our country and improve our standing in the world. They laughed and they think all teachers are silly.
Anyway, this story above about agrees with the kids. Undecided voters give Kerry an edge in the debate. This could change by tomorrow's polls so who knows. It's just interesting.
It don't mean nothing
My children love me but they don't understand
And I got a woman who knows her man
Posted by Trent at 9:00 AM