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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I don't get it

Michael Jackson amoung others died this last weekend. I personally took the death of Billy Mays the hardest. He cracked me up, but he is getting the least attention, mostly becuase, well the star power of the other deaths. This is what I don't get, and not to be cold, but they are all has beens. As in they have been famous or popular, but they're no longer contributing to the very thing that made them famous.

Ed Mc. died, while sad he was in his late eighties and sick, so this is less than suprizing, and hasn't generated all that much media coverage, so this just sucks.

Farrah died. She was very ill for a very long time, and if you're a person of faith you can think she is in a better place, and if your not, you can think at least her pain has ended.

Michael Jackson. I get that he was the king of pop. Was being the most important thing here. In past 15 years or so, he has been in the news for nothing good. Everyone on my tv is talking like we lost a genius and music will never be the same. Well, hasn't anyone noticed that he hasn't been producing relevent popular music in a very long time. The music industry is the same today as it was last tuesday. I never liked his music, not really my ball of wax, but it is still there. I can listen to Bad, or Billie Jean, or Scream. Okay that last one was listed to make a point it was on his latest record but no one knows.

I was driving into the office and on npr they were interviewing someone that flew from france to stand in line in harlem to see the apollo theatre.

I guess if there is a lesson to be learned here it is this, don't take today for granted. Celebrate today for what you have, don't morn the loss of the past.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things I've learned

So for about the last 16 years or so, I have known that I know very little about what women want. They're obfuscating creatures whose motives remain a mystery to me. I had always assumed that this started around the same time that I started caring to know what women liked.

Well, as I now have a daughter, I have had several ephinays. Among these is that I am a touch more fusty than I would have liked to belive. However that is not the point of this post the point of this post, Is the lesson I learned while holding my wailing daughter. I do everything I can think of and she screams like a siren. Here mom doesn't seem to have this problem.

I have learned I have I no idea what women want, stems from them being born, not from my actually caring to figure out what they want.

Monday, June 22, 2009

that just doesn't seem right

I am being a concerned father and I am worried that my little girl is going to fall to peer pressure and at best be a Broncos fan and at worst not like football. Ah, the thought gives me the chills, anyway, to install good sense in her at a young age I was over at looking through the selection of appropriate Steelers merchandise. I see several sleepers and a mobile some socks and this item.

It is 16.95 and while it is a sweet item do i really need a leash for my baby? Am I doing this parenting wrong? Or is this just a poorly placed product? No where in the what to expect in the first year book does it mention getting a leash for the girl. Maybe that is in one of the adanced books, like the how to prepare your wife to send your baby to military school or something like that.

Also since abby is clueless (at least as far as all things iron maiden) this is eddie

Monday, June 15, 2009

Iron Maiden is funny

Today, as my baby is nearly 3 months old I thought it would be a good day to introduce her to the musical stylings of Iron Maiden. Well, that might not be entirely true, and it wasn't my thought at all, I was watching the live preformance of Run to the Hills on Comcast's on demand service. It cracked me up not for any obvious reason but here it goes.

Iron Maiden the bady has made a career out of Eddie. Or rather he has come to sybolize the band, most rock fans see eddie and know Iron Madien. Which is good marketing but beyond but nevermind that. Iron Maiden has made a career well beyond the music of dark imagery, associated with heavy metal in general. I like them as a teen and based on the crowed at the bogota concert many teens still do.

Anyway back to what I thought was funny. Hear is a band singing run to the hills. Which is not a feel good warm and fuzzy number. here are the lyrics
White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He took our game for his own need
We fought him hard we fought him wel
lOut on the plains we gave him hell
But many came too much for cree
Oh will we ever be set free?
Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes
Galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes
Fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom a stab in the back
Women and children and cowards attack
Run to the hills run for your lives
Run to the hills run for your lives

Soldier blue on the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their game
Raping the women and wasting the men
The only good indians are tame
Selling them whisky and taking their gold
Enslaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills run for your lives

So there you have it not a cheery number, but It was one of my favorite songs for a while as a anger filled teen.

So Back to the funny part, I put this concert on, and they the giant eddie on station with fire and mayhem, explosions and all kinds of groovy things singing a song that well is not light. But the members of the band were grinning from ear to ear. It was kinda fun, to see a band preforming just for the sake of preforming having so much fun.

Anyway, that is all i got, the baby liked it too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here are so things I know

This is what I know, when you're shopping for a place to call your home in Colorado, it doesn't really occur to you to say, "in the case of a tornado, I think this place will do well!". At least in Denver, the people on the plains might do better at this, but us city folks are not all that versed in the art of picking a place that is good for Tornado survival.

So we've been having tornado sirens and warning interrupting my day time television viewing of late. This is what I think, My place is on the second floor of a two story place, there is no where to go that is ground floor or in the basement, or in the center of the building really. As far as tornado survivability goes, my place sucks. On the other hand it hasn't been hit by one either, so maybe we got a good location that is free of tornadoes.

Entirely different subject, but here is another thought. Recently in the news, you had the crazy guy kill that doctor. You had the four guys arrested for planning to blow up synagogues and then you had the nutjob that shot the security guard at the holocaust memorial/museum. Wtf people, do we really need to worry about foreign terrorist? It seems we have plenty of terrorists in the U.S. This is not what I meant to talk about though. It seems there has been a renewed interest in white nationalism. At least according to CNN, and Fox news, I do not know if they're just hyping the story to get viewers but it seems like they have a valid point. Anyway, here is my take on members of hate groups and organizations and those who just hold hateful thoughts. YOU are not good enough! That is it. The people that belong to these groups are, stupid, lazy, untalented losers. That is the end of the list of people that hate jews, or blacks or latinos, or native americans, or white people, or muslims, or christians, or anyone becuase of some preconcieved notion. There are people I don't like, but there is a reason I don't like each of them, not your jewish, I hate you.

It seems that the stupid people marching are mad becuase they don't have something the precieve is their right. Well here is a tip for you, the world doesn't owe you anything, if your not good enough, than now you're not ever going to move out of the trailer court and retire.

Monday, June 8, 2009


So the other day I heard a tale of a gal at an Engineering school. Which got me to thinking, In Accounting at least as far as my experiance goes, it was dominated by men, but is increasingly becoming dominated by women, not that I care either way. I just noticed that all the firms I'v worked at were started by men, but in college and on staff the women out number the men, it would be a fairly safe assumption that when I am one of the old guys that women will out number the partner types as well.

But that is neither here nor there, this enginnering story got me thinking of Abby and Magnum. They met at college I think in an engineering program. Unless they met and than went to the program but I think they met there. Who knows, I mean besides abby and those of you taking notes. Anyway, This is what I learned about engineering programs for women. As far as dating goes anyway. "The odds are good, but the goods are odd." hehe that cracks me up. It also got me thinking about accounting programs, It would seem that increasingly so, at least as far as my experiance goes that the same could be said for men in Accounting.