Thursday, March 31, 2005

Photos From 'Round the World

I like checking out the news photos on Yahoo! Better yet is the section of Most Viewed just so I can see what every other idiot in the country is looking at. The collection usually consists of any really big stories mixed with any photos slightly dirty, scandalous or funny.

If you scroll down on that page about halfway, over on the left column is a list of More Most Popular from Yahoo!'s other worldly sites. I like to check out what my fellow web surfers in magical lands abroad are finding of interest (this makes me more "cultured") My favorite is Italy's which is inevitably the most racy. Right now there is just a mix of hot, almost (or all the way) naked chicks with a few Pope photos. Nothing really goes together like naked chicks and PJP II. Way to keep it simple Italy.

Sharing the Same Brain (at least as far as naming blogs goes)

Look, it's another Tastes Like Burning blog ... down under style:

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Enough With The Signs

How is it that all these protesters/supporters outside of the Michael Jackson trial and the Terri Shiavo fiasco (and I guess protests in general) don't have to be at school or work or home or wherever? It drives me fucking nuts.

Oh! Here's a sign holdin' guy now ...

The back of this sign?

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Friday Out; Saturday Down

Friday was co-worker Gena's last day (at least in my office) and in her "good-bye" e-mail to all of us suckers who remain, she included a little comment on everybody and I think I'll be using hers for my epitaph (even though some is not 100% accurate) --

Memorable co-worker interchanges:
Bill - telling me I grimace too much, and yelling at me all day, every day -- along with his obsession with fruit, Avril Lavigne, making out and fake vomit

Friday I went out after work for Gena's last day send drink off. I managed to drink enough that I felt like shit all day yesterday. You'd think it was my last day. I think part of my problem was the lack of food in my stomach. All I ate was some sushi for lunch and then some cake a little while later. That doesn't really absorb the beer very well. I spent the day on the couch sweating, fighting off vomit and watching my March Madness bracket continue to embarrass me. I didn't eat anything until 5:30pm, and even then I didn't have much. What happened to the days when I would just get up in the morning and go to work or class or go bike riding or hit the gym? I should not be laid out for 24+ hours just from a bit of overindulgence. Damn you decaying body!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Rise Up

These fools are almost always in Union Square when I am on my way home from work.

Along with their sign: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW OR FACE MUTINY, there is a lot of yelling about how we all need to rise up and do something about the injustice of the war. Perhaps they are right, but despite their threat of MUTINY their numbers have not increased at all. Months ago when I first noticed them they numbered three -- two sign holders and one "speaker" -- and are still at three today. Three doesn't sound like much of a mutiny unless this mutiny is against the president of an island nation with the population of four.

Is That a Banana In Your Pants?

Some one got to this site today because they did a search on Google for "blog monkeys in my pants Myst" (and just for the record my blog comes up first on the list of 383 results).

I don't know what the Myst part is about so I can't help you there, but if you were wondering -- hells yes, I have all kinds of blog monkeys in my pants. Come and git 'em!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


I don't know if the color on my monitor is screwed up or what, but um, black?

Desiree Goodwin, an assistant librarian at Harvard University, speaks on the phone in front of a federal courthouse in Boston, Monday, March 21, 2005, after jury selection in her lawsuit. Goodwin, who has been turned down for 16 different positions at Harvard since 1999, claims in a lawsuit that the university has been discriminating against her because she's black and perceived as a 'pretty girl' whose attire is 'too sexy.' (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Two Food Groups, One Great Meal

Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend -- fudge.

- Homer J. Simpson

Mmmm bacon ...

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Two Views From an Island

East to Brooklyn


West to Jersey City


I've been getting all wrapped up in March Madness. There have been some really good games and some upsets which are always cool (even though they screw up my bracket, hence cheating me out of big $$$). Right now I am 145 out of 170 in the pool I am in. That's exactly why I don't often gamble.

So far, the coolest hardwood stylings award has to go to Boise State and the Taco Bell Arena. I'm a big fan of the Bronco artwork that looks like some sort of horse/dragon lovechild. I don't know if it can breathe fire, but it certainly looks evil.

We'll see if any city in the next round can beat that.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Belly MWDs

If I learned anything in the last 24 hours it is this: Eating 12 oysters, having some beers, then eating a big, fat, spicy burrito and drinking more beers and then for lunch the next day having corned beef, cabbage and potatoes does not ... I repeat NOT, please the stomach.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

You're Not the Boss of Me

I went snowboarding yesterday up at Windham Mountain with a friend and his brother. At one point we were on the lift heading up the mountain and this little girl on skis cruising along a trail that cuts across the mountain under the lift. She stops near the lip of a trail heading down to see if she was interested in trying it. When she stops, some guy following too close behind her has to screech to a halt as to avoid running her over.

The guy says to the girl, "The trail is pretty narrow here. You shouldn't just stop here like that.

The girl responds, "You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father." and goes skiing off down the trail.

Friday, March 11, 2005

7 Away From 50

I just read a study that says that 43% of New York City kids are overweight or obese.


It's supposed to be nice out this weekend, so I recommend all you tubby little shits get out of the house and get some exercise before you die.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Red vs. Blue

Ah, college ...

A few photo notes:
  1. This photo is from this link: (by way of a long chain of emails). Well, I cut off the /redick.jpg portion of the URL and see that this is posted on a Dave Matthews Band site. Odd.
  2. I like the guy with the "ly Gay" sign. If someone was to show me a lineup of everyone in the photo sans signs and ask me to try to choose who was going to fuck with those dorky Duke fans by negating their sign by holding up the word "gay" I guarantee I would choose him.
  3. Speaking of the dorky Duke fans, you have to like them. They clearly are in the wrong section, but are still rockin' the Duke colors, jersey and sign. Big balls or just idiots? My guess is idiots.
  4. The Duke guy without the sign can clearly see that this whole thing is going nowhere good. He should try negating the gayness.
  5. How is it that the "ly Gay" guy has a red marker with him so he could continue on with Maryland supporting color scheme? That red marker alone deserves some sort of school spirit award.
I repeat. Ah, college ...

Monday, March 7, 2005

Walk. Don't Walk. Worship Satan.

Avenue A & 7th Street
New York, NY

Thursday, March 3, 2005

VIP Winner

I've been cleaning out an old e-mail address of mine before I rid myself of it forever and found a funny communique from former college roommate and still friend, Andrew to a bunch of the us usual suspects. I was not responsible for the event which triggered the e-mail (although I do have my suspicions who is), but nevertheless it is worth bringing out, dusting off and letting the world see:

Subject: dumbasses........
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 15:05:02 -0400
Whoever entered me into a contest at Delilah's Gentlemen's Club in Philadelphia should be happy to know that I just won a free VIP party for me and 20 guests.

I knew I was in trouble when the person that answered my phone said, "Andrew, Cathy from Delilah's Gentlemen's Club is on the phone." The whole office immediately went quiet.

I got to go. I have some explaining around here to do.

That reminds me of a little song done by many, but perfected by Dionne Warwick:

Keep smilin' keep shinin'
Knowing you can always count on me for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Note to whoever did sign Andrew up for this little prank: If you signed him up and used a phone number other than his office number we probably would have had an enjoyable evening in Philadelphia with cheesesteaks, Yuengling and VIP treatment at a strip club. Thanks for not thinking things through.

The Crue York Stock Exchange

Economists are always analyzing their numbers and factors and trends so they can throw predictions at us like "the economy is slowly improving" or "the economy is still struggling" or whatever. Well, here's some economic environment confidence for you from yours truly and without the help from a calculator, employment statistics or spreadsheets: When Motley Crue rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange you can bet your sweet ass the economy is on the upswing.

Buy! Buy! Buy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Last Snow

I'm no meteorologist, but I'm gonna predict no more snow this season in NYC.

Last dose of the white stuff, morning of 03/01/05 ~~

The C Word is Funny

I don't know if you read Overheard in New York or not, but if not well, you should. It is pretty funny. Anyway, the first one on this posting made me laugh out loud (or LOL as assholes like to say).