Monday, January 29, 2007

Banning Text Messaging?

I am for banning everything except road pops and road helmet!
Just kidding.
Ban text messaging for sure, ban cell phones for sure unless you are operating a hands free device, and please ban anyone from driving into Seattle who doesn't know where they are going. Slow and confused drivers are worse than the agressive ones. They are too unpredicatble.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Seattle Area Commute Times Taking Longer and Longer

This data begs us to ask the question one more time: Why isn't there a rapid transit system that covers the Airport, to the Eastside, and up to Everett? The Seattle and State beurocratic transportation b.s. has grown tiresome. This fall we will be asked to approve a large regional transportation program. We will vote yes. My guess is that it still won't get built. The more we wait, the more expensive it becomes...

The best song out right now. I know that they sound like the Smashing Pumpkins. I don't care. The album is great.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Seattle's Suicide Bridge

That would really suck to work in a place where about once every few months you see someone jump 155 feet to their death. The numbers are rising. Perhaps the gods are angry Fremont has turned into a trendy/ritzy neighborhood without personality?

Dick Cheney Interview Commentary

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dawgs Real Time Blog

I've just watched the Huskies give up an 11 point half time lead in five minutes. So frustrating! Man, now Romar just got a T on what should have been an over the back call. He looks like I do when my cat pukes on the rug and I accidentally clean it with bleach, which results in a tongue lashing from Rachelle.
Gasser (from Issy) for three! Nice one handed release from the former Indian big man.
Nice to see the Dawgs step up after the T.
Now we get a nice charging make up call on Elguchi. 68-65 UW.
Another foul on Oregon. That's four Ducks with three fouls. That will come into play big time.

Time to head upstairs to find out where Rachelle has hidden the mandatory house chocolate. (She hides it from me at my request actually because I have no self-control).

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The ideal candidate for the Democrats may be the man who won the popular vote in 2000 -- and who opposed the war in Iraq from the very start

I have been predicting this for almost two years now and Gore still won't confirm he is going to run. I think he will. I also think that he and Obama would make an incredible ticket. Will it happen? I can only hope. If not, I am hoping Giulani wins the Republican nomination because I agree with him on many issues.
But if Al Gore runs I will be in hog heaven (that is of course if the real Al Gore runs, not the lame/boring candidate from 2000).

Very interesting article.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Some Coffee Stands Get Steamier

Rachelle and I were driving on Bothell Way and I noticed there were two girls in bathing suits serving coffee. As it turns out this is one of the places referenced in the coffee article.
What a great idea right? The place on Bothell way is always busy. Some might object of course, but they have the option to not go there for coffee.

Oscar nominations Are Announced Tomorrow. Click for a recap of the awards given so far.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Everything Comes Down to Poo!

The best Scrubs Episode Ever!!!

I am watching Scrubs the musical and it's the best musical I've heard since South Park The Movie. 'Everything Comes Down to Poo' is the funniest song since 'Kyle's Mom's A Bitch'. I have paused it during the commercial. More soon.

What was the point of this raid? There are so many more important things to worry about around here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

T.R. Knight From Grey's Anatomy on what it's like working with a homophobe.

Idiot Alert@

This guy just woke up from 1953 where racism was acceptable. Next he'll tell the Jewish community to just "get over" the Holocaust too.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

"Stunning Sculpture Park Could Redefine Waterfront"

The opening weekend celebration starts next Saturday at 10:00 am.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Listen to PJ Covering The Who. This is their fan club single and it's receiving some heavy radio play.

(Nice to see The Black Keys, The Kooks, and Modest Mouse in there too)
People's Choice Countdown (weeknights, 9pm)


1. Pearl Jam - Love Reign O'er Me
2. Modest Mouse - Dashboard
3. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
4. 30 Seconds to Mars - From Yesterday
5. Muse - Starlight
6. THe Black Keys - Your Touch
7. Saosin - Voices
8. The Kooks - Naive
9. Guster - Satellite (remix)
10. Rise Against - Prayer of the Refugee

My Box in A Box...Almost as good as D#$% In A Box

Paula Abdul is on Crack (or something else)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Greenlake is gorgeous this time of year.

Justin and Cameron Break Up...With Help From Scarlett!

Geez, I wonder why? Who wouldn't want to wake up to this face every morning?

Federal Way Restricts Showing of An Inconvinent Truth due to the request of a religious parent.

(This story has just gone National. How embarrassing).

This week in Federal Way schools, it got a lot more inconvenient to show one of the top-grossing documentaries in U.S. history, the global-warming alert "An Inconvenient Truth."

After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings.

To whom it may concern:

Banning or limiting the showing of An Inconvenient Truth opens the door for the religious right to dictate school curriculum. We teach science in public schools, not religion. Not every subject needs or deserves an opposing view.

Federal Way needs to reconsider their decision immediately before the flood gates open to other ludicrous demands from other parties.

Trent Mitchell

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Shins

It's cool that people were introduced to the Shins via Garden State...

However, the Oh Inverted World album came out in 2001.
Chutes Too Narrow came out in 2003.
Garden State came out in 2004, almost three years after The Shins first record.

The point? As many of you know, corporate radio forces a pre-planned playlist on you that does not support up and coming new bands such as The Shins. If you would have gone outside the box you would have 'discovered' this local band three years earlier than Natalie Portman. Many of you did, I'm sure. Good for you.

The preceeding messaged was sponsored by music geek elitist who thinks he knows who you should really listen to on your IPOD.

The Shins new album is awesome by the way.
Blowing Up The Shins.

Bush Address To Nation

"What we've been trying to do for the last four years hasn't worked. So we're gonna try harder (essentially doing the same thing)."
Or something like that.

The plan would increase the U.S. troop presence from the current 132,000 to 153,500 at a cost of $5.6 billion.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

MMJ Seattle Show Review

Generation Next Survey

I love the fact that Generation Next is more tolerant towards other races and homesexuality. However, there is no excuse for not voting. Even if they only vote on the issues they care about or understand, they can still make a difference. (Unless of course some of them are part of the 27% of Americans who think our current President is doing a good job. If that's the case then forget it. Don't vote.)
Just joking! I kid the uninformed!

It's an interesting survey though. And I have to agree that most of my seniors at school are very liberal on social issues, have tattoos, weird piercings, and really don't know a damn thing about politics (and I am not sure if they care). But they LOVE MySpace, text messaging, and hair coloring products.

Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I love chocolate. Especially sexual chocolate. These cookies have only four grams of fat each.

Cold War Kids

I've been listening to the Cold War Kids record for the past couple months and it has really grown on me. Sort of a bluesed up Spoon or Ambulance LTD. They were on Letterman a couple of weeks ago and play this song. You can download it from ITunes today for free.

The IPhone

Click the picture for more info. I'll add my thoughts in a bit.

Article on the IPhone

Article 2


Monday, January 08, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

This is the most insane snow forecast I have seen in a long time. Great conditions with new snow through next week!

Today: Snow showers. Snow accumulation 3 inches.
Tonight: Snow showers. Snow accumulation 4 inches.
Thursday: Snow showers. Snow accumulation 3 inches.
Thursday Night: Chance of snow showers then snow. Snow accumulation 1 inch.
Friday: Snow. Snow accumulation 5 inches.
Friday Night: Snow. Snow accumulation 17 inches.
Saturday: Snow. Snow accumulation 11 inches.
Saturday Night: Snow. Snow accumulation 7 inches.
Sunday: Snow. Snow accumulation 11 inches.
Sunday Night: Snow. Snow accumulation 6 inches.
Monday: Snow. Snow accumulation 5 inches.
Monday Night: Snow. Snow accumulation 2 inches.
Tuesday: Snow showers. Snow accumulation 5inches
Tuesday Night: Snow showers. Snow accumulation 6 inches.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Amazing Biker Video Courtesy of Adam

Anniversary Site Updated

Are you a John Hughes fan?

Click the link above if you've seen The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, 16 Candles, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off etc. Some great pieces of minutia and some genuine trivia.

An NY Times article on politics within pop music in 2006.

Stormtroopers brought into Iraq to act as UN peacekeepers!

Stormtroopers brought into Iraq to act as UN peacekeepers! The Galaxy will be safe once again!

(Actually this pic was taken at the Rose Parade, but I thought the headline "Geeks Unite To Protest Overblown Football Coverage" was too easy.)

Monday, January 01, 2007

I wanted to post this cartoon a while ago, but spaced it.

New Shins Video For Phantom Limb (New Album Out Soon)

New Years With Chicks!

The Snoqualmie Ridge Swedish Female Dance Troup gave me a warm New Years welcome!