Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Coolest Thing Ever

I have used this for a couple days now.
Addicting.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Joke of the Day

A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing a rectal exam:

1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!"
2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
3. "Can you hear me NOW?"
4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
5. "You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married."
6. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"
7. "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out..."
8. "Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"
9. "If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!
10. "Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."
11. "You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?"
12. "God, Now I know why I am not gay."

And the best one of all...13. "Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there."

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Seattle Dining Guide

The Seattle Weekly has created a "Seattle Dining Guide" that you can put on your iPod. It breaks restaurants out by Cuisine, Neighborhood, and Price. It has a brief description of the restaurant and an address and phone number. VERY handy for making quick reservations!

Your iPod needs to be enabled for disk use (don't worry they tell you how to do it)

Check it out here

This is pretty cool!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Animal Attack

The pictures above are injuries sustained from a canine attack that occured while I was walking back to my hotel room last night. Luckily Rachelle was able to get me free, but as you can see I will have a few scars for a while. An animal expert told us the canine was a Eeloj and that usually this type of animal roamed the country and rarely ventured into the city. I don't remember exactly what it looked like myself, I just know it has a terrible bite.

Click on the picture for a larger view. If any of you are concerned about rabies the doctor tested me this morning and so far so good!


Exhibit 1A

Friday, July 15, 2005

Scarlett...you rock


Here is an excerpt from an article about Scarlett...

It seems that during the filming of "The Island," Scarlett balked at wearing unmentionables in a bedroom scene. As director Michael Bay recounts to Reuters, he was called to his leading lady's trailer just before the scene was set to shoot, figuring he'd have to give her a spiel on how it would all be handled with decorum.

"She's standing there and she says, 'I'm not wearing this cheap-[bleep] bra. I'm going naked,'" says the schlock-meister.

For Johansson, it was simply a matter of verisimilitude. "I said, 'Women don't normally sleep in a bra. I can't wake up in this scene wearing a bra. It's ridiculous,'" explains the It girl to Entertainment Tonight. "He said, 'What do you want to wear.' I said, 'Well, nothing!'"

Bay's response: "It's PG-13. You have to wear the bra." (Hear that sound? It's a million disappointed guys all vowing to make Michael Bay pay dearly for that decision.)

Link to full article

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tom Cruise is Nuts

I don't know if you guys have seen this Tom Cruise blog yet but it is pretty funny...

http://tomcruiseblog.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Dance, White Boy

Shopgirl

Now Death Cab is in mainstream movie trailers. I have always really liked Claire Danes by the way. She feels likewise.

Funny

I don't much care for Matchbox 20 or Rob Thomas. However, this is pretty damn funny, especially the last sentence.

Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas has rubbished reports he had sex with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise - and is even more mortified he's been labeled a fellow Scientologist. The singer is horrified by claims he was caught in bed with the War Of The Worlds star and has finally spoken out to end the rumors. But he's even more offended by reports he's joined Cruise and other followers of L. Ron Hubbard's Church Of Scientology, which has been labeled a "cult" by some critics. He says, "If I were gay, Tom wouldn't be on the top of my list...It would be Brad Pitt. I'm more offended by the rumors saying I'm Scientologist."

Monday, July 11, 2005

PJ

There are still GA Gorge tickets available. Just FYI.


Your Cabin Fever T-Shirt Winer!!!

First Half M's What Nots from USS Mariner

Note: VORP is value over replacement level player
Trent

Just a few random numbers from the first half that you may find of interest.
Ichiro, who had a ?disappointing? first half by most peoples standards, is 6th in the American League among outfielders in VORP. The five ahead of him are Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, Gary Sheffield, Johnny Damon, and Manny Ramirez. Remember, VORP does not include defense. Even while slumping, Ichiro?s an elite player and a legitimate all-star.
The Mariners, White Sox, and A?s are essentially tied for the major league lead in defensive efficiency, turning 71.6 percent of all balls in play into outs. The M?s ranked 6th (70.1 %) last year, 1st (72 %) in 2003, 9th (70.5 %) in 2002, 1st (72.7 %) in 2001, and 3rd (69.9 %) in 2000. Since moving into Safeco Field, the M?s have never ranked out of the top ten in turning balls in play into outs. That?s not a coincidence.
According to BP?s
playoff odds report, after sweeping the Angels this weekend, the M?s now have a 0.26 percent chance of winning the division and a 0.06 percent chance of winning the wild card. In other words, if we played the second half of the season 1,000 times, the Mariners would make the playoffs in about three of those.
The Mariners rotation of Pineiro, Moyer, Meche, Sele, and Franklin has been worth about 9 wins over a replacement level pitching staff and about 1 win less than an average pitching staff. Franklin has been the team?s top starter, being worth 2.3 wins over a replacement level starting pitcher. That ranks him 55th in major league baseball and 26th in the American League.
Speaking of Franklin, there?s good reason to expect him to perform significantly worse as the season goes on. His Fielding Independant ERA of 5.21 is a run higher than his actual 4.35 ERA, and his Expected Fielding Independant ERA, based on his component numbers, is 5.72. Both his FIP and his xFIP are worst on the staff. However, because the gloves have been turning 75 percent of his balls in play into outs, his ERA sparkles at 4.35. The next time someone tells you how ?unlucky? Ryan Franklin is, remind them that his BABIP is 9th in the majors among starting pitchers. His teammates might not score him any runs, but they save him a buttload with their defense.
More pitching fun. There are 56 pitchers in the American League who qualify for the ERA title. Of those 56, the Mariners starting pitchers rank 32nd (Meche), 40th (Pineiro), 42nd (Moyer), 51st (Franklin), and 52nd (Sele) in K/9. The starters have struck out 255 hitters in 514 innings pitched for a 4.46 K/9 as a pitching rotation. If the M?s staff was one American League pitcher, it would rank 45th out of 56 in strikeout rate. Talk about pitching to contact.
Adrian Beltre is 5th among Mariners hitters in VORP. Seriously. Only Ibanez, Sexson, Ichiro, and Morse have provided more offensive contribution to the team than the M?s third baseman. He?s still 25th among major league 3rd baseman, however. Among those major league third baseman with a higher VORP than Beltre: Jeff Cirillo. Ouch.
Eddie Guardado has been about 2 wins better than a replacement level reliever, ranking him 4th best in the American League. Considering he?s doing it with a torn rotator cuff, he?s having one of the most remarkable seasons of any player in baseball this year. He?s basically dominating with nothing but chutzpah.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Question of the Day

If you could have been named any other name (same gender) what would it be?

Tom Cruise is Nuts

This is too good not to share.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Pearl Jam Best American Rock Band Ever...Hmmm

Interesting article. It basically proves they have the biggest online community support. But cool nonetheless.

Nate is Gone

So long to the Colonel as it looks like he will sign with the Blazers. Must have been the money, right? I mean the Blazers are terrible and it will be at least a couple of years before they are decent. Unless Mac 10 works some magic of course.

Our friend Eric working with a guy named Spielberg

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

A cool Bees Review


And Julie...

Cabin Fever T-Shirt Contest

Directions to vote:
1. Click on each picture to see a larger version of it.
2. Click on the comments section to place your vote. You may only vote for one picture. You can login or click on the anonymous button.
3. Your vote must include your name so we don't have repeat votes. Please write your name and a brief description why you selected the picture.

Voting will be open until Friday morning.

"We must all have waffles force with."


Does Undercover Brown suit your fancy?


Would you like Marshal to ROCK your shirt?


How about Tucker: A Dog and it's Dreams?


Just kidding. You can't vote on this one.


How about picture #2?


Would you like picture number 1?

Son Volt

Mainly for Skoog,

New Son Volt album is out on ITUNES. The samples sound good so far.

Pearl Jam

So...I haven't verified this yet but a guy I work with just heard on the radio that Pearl Jam is playing at the Gorge on Thursday, September 1st!

RAY!!!

Question of the day...

We have been immersed in the "Into the West" series which has inspired my next question....if you could have lived in any other era other than ours what would it be?? (interpret it freely:) Mine I think would have to be the 20's , Gatsby Era, with full regalia of course:)

Monday, July 04, 2005

Bob

Anyone else see Bob Saget on Entourage last night? It was even funnier than his cameo in Half Baked.
Best...show....ever.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Next from the creator of The Office

This time Ricky plays an movie extra and bumps into all sorts of stars along the way.
Kate Winslet is pretty damn funny in this clip.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Fun With All Stars

Who cares if the M's are 'winningly challenged". There is still no place I'd rather be within the Seattle city limits on a nice evening than Safeco Field. Part of the fun of going to the game is of course talking about the game and therefore talking about the deserving/non-deserving all-stars. I love the debate.

On a side note it's nice to see Beltre hit three home runs in a week. Who knows, it could be the start of something big especially since he actually hit a home run to right field.

Live 8

I hope you are watching this throughout the day. I just saw the lead singer of the Verve join Coldplay in London for Bittersweet Symphony. Very cool. His name is Richard Ashcroft I think. Anyway, it's on VH1 and MTV all day.

The show started with U2 and Paul McCartney doing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band which had never been done live before.

Question of the day...

In spirit of our Goldie's conversation explosion I thought it would be fun to post a question of the day (alright so this one is question of the night).....I welcome ANY questions--they don't have to be posted by me. But to kick it off....I will start with an easy one (right girls?)

Favorite city other than Seattle????

Favorite New Band

They are called THE BEES or A BAND OF BEES. You must get this stuff. It's very Beta Band if the Beta Band was rockin circa 66'-68'. Cool riffs. Great beats. I can't stop listening to it.
Awesome organ and keys.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Daily Candy

Hey Ladies....if you aren't already hooked into Daily Candy it is super fun. Every day you get a fun email/article about the latest everything; shoes, bags (the 2 most important items in my world) and lots more. They don't have a Seattle one yet but I get the "everywhere" article.