Saturday, January 27, 2007

Meme Crazy

The Anti-Essentialist Conundrum turned me on to this one and you know how much willpower I have when it comes to anything related to linguistics. I think this one is spot on, actually.

Your Linguistic Profile:
55% General American English
25% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Another Silly Quizlet

Your Heart Is Green

Love completes you, but that doesn't mean you seek it out.

When love comes your way, you integrate it peacefully into the rest of you life.

Your flirting style: Laid back

Your lucky first date: Walking around aimlessly and talking

Your dream lover: Is both enthusiastic and calm

What you bring to relationships: Balance

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Grape Plasma--Geek Alert

If you're as big a geek as I am, you might really dig watching this. Watch the grape produce plasma in a microwave. This is VERY cool.

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Kittens Are Our Only Hope

After yesterday's loss to the Chicago Bears (Go ahead and rub it in, Natalie! I know you want to.), I was was feeling rather down so I shamelessly resorted to the one surefire way of making myself smile: Kitten pictures.

Anyone who does not think that the cat is the most adorable animal on the face of the planet, shall immediately report to my hospital bed for prompt lobotomization. You can find more of this artist's magnificent work on Tigers Deluxe.

"The dog is an emotionally shallow animal."----Jack to Greg (Ben Stiller), regarding the superiority of cats over dogs in the movie "Meet The Parents"

"See, Greg, if you yell at a dog, his ears will go down and his tail will cover his genitals even if he's done nothing wrong. It's very easy to break a dog. But cats make you work for their affection. Cats don't sell out like dogs do."----Jack to Greg

Sunday, January 21, 2007

NFL Network Commercial All-Saints Version 2007

Yeah, where are y'all naysayer bastards now?!!
Sorry Philly. It is our song now.


God's Team

Peyton Manning, after living a full life, died.

When he got to heaven, God was showing him around.

They came to a modest little house with a faded Colts flag in the window.
"This house is yours for eternity, Peyton," said God.
"This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here."

Peyton felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up
the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a
3-story mansion with a black and gold sidewalk, a 50 foot tall
flagpole with an enormous Saints logo flag, and in every window, a New Orleans Saints towel.

Peyton looked at God and said "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful,
but I have a question. I was an all-pro QB, I hold many NFL records,
and I even went to the Hall of Fame."

God said "So what's your point Peyton?"

"Well, why does Drew Brees get a better house than me?"

God chuckled, and said "Peyton, that's not Drew's house, it's mine."

Friday, January 19, 2007

Boondocks: Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

When I first saw this episode, I watched this clip over and over again. Aaron Mcgruder is a genius when it comes to comedy mixed with social commentary.

I Love The Boondocks

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Saints & David Beckham

Could any New Orleanian ask for a better week than this one just past? The Saints won their first playoff game and made us all proud to be dedicated Louisianian football fans. I was completely hoarse by the time that game was over. The German and I checked out the Bourbon Cam and it looked like Mardi Gras out there in the Vieux Carre! People were celebrating in the streets all night long in some places.

The German has vowed to wear at least one piece of fan gear every single day until they play against Chicago next week. We'd have preferred for them to play against Seattle because then the game would have been held here at home. However, I'm hoping that whatever grace God has extended this city so far will keep rubbing off on our boys in black and gold even while they are playing in that monstrous-looking the "Soldier's Field" stadium out there in Chicago.

As a side note, I happened to live in Chicago back when they renovated Soldier's Field. It was absolutely horrible to look at and I kept hoping that maybe once it all came together, it would actually look nice. Boy, was I wrong! Everyone here says that the renovated stadium looks like a UFO crashed right in the middle of a Roman coliseum. I'd rather have to sit in the Superdome during a hurricane rather than watch a single football game from inside of Soldier's Field!

Speaking of football, I am still pinching myself at the news that David Beckham is going to be playing in the United States Major League Soccer for the L.A. Galaxy team. This man is basically the most famous athlete on the face of the earth and he's going to be playing HERE, in the United States! He had discussed the possibility of playing in America in an interview last year saying that he would honestly like to play in the U.S.A. one day but I was almost sure that he was joking. However, I guess he really was serious after all! When the L.A. Galaxy plays in Texas, The German and I have already made up our minds to attend the game. This has been the best week in sports that I can ever recall. Go Saints! Chicago watch out because "The Saints Are Coming"!

A Nasty Cold

I know that I've been neglecting this blog for the past few weeks. It seems I've managed to acquire an awful cold from some unknown person I encountered. As is always the case with me, it is taking a long time for me to get over it and go back to being my usual cranky and cynical self. The fatigue is really kicking my but and there simply isn't enough Coca-cola in the house for me to artificially boost my alertness for any prolonged period of time. So, while I'm hacking and wheezing, I'll be thinking about all of you and praying that you don't run into the same guy I caught this cold from. Take care!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Empty In D.C. - With Sing-Along Karaoke Text

I came across this while wasting my time surfing YouTube. I think it's definitely worth paying attention to.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Passing 8th Grade Science

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 6/8 correct!
If I didn't pass this one, I was going to be pretty dern embarrassed. Fortunately, my brain is still at least partially functioning even when I'm up with insomnia at five o'clock in the morning.

Depression Blogthing

Your Depression Level: 64%

You seem to have moderate depression.
Your symptoms are bad enough that they're effecting your everyday life.
You would benefit greatly from professional help.

I guess I can tell my psychiatrist that he doesn't need to file for unemployment benefits just yet. ;)

Rejected Crayon Colors

You are

What's Your Drag Queen Name?

Your Drag Queen Name Is:

Kristy Kreme

Sexy, isn't it?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Warning: Vegetarians May Be Offended

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Okay, I know that some folks may not like this and I'll admit that it is a bit irreverent but given my various allergies (including a mild wheat allergy), this really made me laugh a bit so I decided to share it with everyone else.