Recent Mindless Drivel Posts



February 25, 2008

Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper

You might have seen or heard the new commercials for Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper, and you know what, they are true! Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper is quite dessert-y. It says "Limited Edition" on the can though, so I better go find a case or two of this stuff. Yes, if you could not tell, I am a big fan of Dr. Pepper.

February 20, 2008

The Taco Bell Rant

Ah, yes, Taco Bell, otherwise known as "Toxic Hell" -- is a chap place to get lunch. It is right down the street from the office, too. I decided to go there to grab lunch and take it back to the office. You know, the usual eat lunch while you work type of day.

I kid you not, it took over 30 minutes to get my food. I know this because they print the time on your reciept. Can you believe that? And then the guy who handed me the food had the balls to say "and those chelupas are fresh." 

June 27, 2007

Sky Bank = Huntington?

Did you know? I got a card in the mail today. Considering the Sky Bank corporate offices are in Bowling Green, I guess that means we are set to have a ton of new Huntington branches in town.

No difference to me, unless they start charging for things that are free right now, like checking and so forth.

Funny, I always thought it was "Hunnington."

June 2, 2007

How to Tell if You're a Hopeless Geek

So I'm at Kens for the holiday weekend. He has a copy of Playboy laying around. I pick it up, and what's the first thing I do? Check out the rack on cover model? Flip to the centerfold? Oh hell no.

Immediately open to the article mentioned on the cover about an alternate Star Wars script in which Obi-Wan lives in Episode IV. Yeah, I'm a lost cause.

April 28, 2007

Paradise by the dashboard light?

This past Wednesday a large part of Bowling Green, including BGSU, was without electricity.

I was actually working on my computer when it all went dark. I am happy to report that my UPS works quite well.

Getting home was a chore, as their were traffic cops on Wooster and Main. The back roads were risky at best, as apparently when the electricity is out, drivers cannot comprehend the meaning of a four way stop sign.

With no power, I fired up my PSP and played my new review copy of Pocket Pool (which is absolute crap). I lit my apartment by the screens on my PowerBook and Dell Inspiron. Yea, I'm a geek, but it worked just fine.

Power came back around 11 PM, and I had to get the newspaper server running again so they could hammer out a paper, it got done pretty far past deadline because of the blackout, at around 2 AM. Always fun times in the newsroom.

If you get the reference to the headline, you have good taste in music. If you get the double reference, you are a Mac geek.

February 14, 2007

Bowling Green Blizzard 2007


Bowling Green Blizzard
Originally uploaded by meancode.
I was going to check my mail today...

Not so much. Roads, not plowed. Getting to work in the morning should be fun. We have not had a blizzard in Bowling Green like this in years, at least six.

January 29, 2007

We have a Chipotle because?

So a Chipotle opened up within walking distance to my apartment. It has been there for a few months now. I decided to try it out.

This place is a Qdoba, which we have downtown. The rice is the same, the meat is the same, the beans are the same, hell, the different salsas are the same. What gives?

I mean how can a burrito from two different places taste exactly the same, even if they are chains?

I checked Wikipedia about this. They are both Denver, Colorado based chains - even more similarities! The Wikipedia entry listed this article that compares the two.

We ran a story about this back when Chipotle opened in The BG News.

Thanks but I will go to Qdoba. Faculty/Staff/Students at BGSU get a free drink.

Image Credit: Brandon Heiss/ The BG News

January 28, 2007

I am 85% Video Game Addict

I am 85% Video Game Addict.
Total Video Game Junky!
I got a problem, man. I may not find the answer to life in a video game. I need to turn off the console or computer, go outside and try some reality for a change.
Thanks. I already knew I had a problem.

January 10, 2007

Oh My God It's Snowing!

Finally.

We may have had one or two days with light flurries, but not once have I seen ground cover yet this winter.

Tonight it snowed! This has been the first real snow. You know what this means? February, March, and possibly even April are going to be a bitch.

I say that Northern Ohio is in for a heavy winter this year.

June 17, 2006

Meijer Shopping Carts

Meijer just got new shopping carts. They are the best ever. Next to the handle, on both sides, there is a (beer) can holder. How convenient is that!

June 6, 2006

Wooster McDonald's "Renovations"

The McDonald's on Wooster is getting renovated. At least that was what I hear. No, they tore the place down. There is a hole in the ground where McDonald's used to be. Odd way of renovating, if you ask me, but we will be getting an entirely new McDonald's out of it.

May 26, 2006

Jimmy Hoffa('s marriage license) Found in BG

The search for the body continues, but the location of Jimmy Hoffa's marriage license is no secret any longer - it's in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The teamster president's 1937 application and license were unearthed in the Wood County Court House recently, the Sentinel Tribune (my own paper) and Toledo Blade reported Thursday. He and his fiancee, Josephine Poszywak, were living in Detroit at the time, but came to BG since in those days, apparently, it was a place for Las Vegas-style quickie weddings.

No word yet on how bored the couple were upon visiting the town.

April 17, 2006

Dear Male Male Spanking

Please stop posting comment spam to our blog. It won't get through, and the thought of male/male spanking puts an image in my head everytime I read it you wheel-chair bound, brave, handicap, windowlicking, spaz.

Thank you,

Us.

April 9, 2006

April Showers Bring May Snow Storms

People don't believe me when I tell them that (in Ohio) April showers bring May snow storms. It is just the way it goes here.

Case in point: I had to scrape the ice/thick frost off my windshield this morning.

And before I get any comments from the Peanut Gallery: Yes I was up bright and early this morning. It does happen once in a while on a Sunday. This time it was to make some money though, which is near and dear to my heart.

April 4, 2006

A Time To Remember

This coming Wednesday at 2 minutes and 3 seconds after 1 in the morning, it will be:

01:02:03/04/05/06

That comes from Captain EO. Pretty cool, in that dumb, geeky sort of way.

October 8, 2005

Sterling Reputation

So I go to McGill up here, "The Harvard of the North"; it's supposedly a well-respected institution and etc. But it's a little cheap. I mean, it is a party school too... Frosh Week is all about students binge drinking thanks to the university and wrecking the town and dying from alcohol poisoning and all that. So I was dismayed but not surprised to learn Playboy did a shoot here the other week.

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August 17, 2005

Simpsons Season 6 DVD absurdity

Dear Fox,

Thank you for sucking. Thank you for making this new season set with an impossible to handle Homer head box, from which the discs easily fall out, is fragile, and isn't even remotely logical. Thank you for changing the box so it doesn't match up with the rest of the sets. Thank you for making us go to your website and pay $2.95 for the REAL box. Thank you for printing the wrong phone number to tell us where to go for this redemption inside the Homer head box.

Thank you,

Matt Paprocki

August 1, 2005

It is HOT out

It is H O T hot hot hot. It was like this last week too. I cannot express, without swearing, how hot it is. But this is a family friendly site (ha!) so I will curb my vulgarities. Lets just say I had to take a shower after I got done with my errands today. This has got to be one of the warmest summers on record.

As I hear "What's global warming?" from the cheap seats.

July 26, 2005

Mapping Infinite Loop

Matt sent me these links. Why is the Apple campus at 1 Infinite Loop not there from Microsoft's Virtual Earth, but is there using Google Maps? Its not like it's Area 51.

July 21, 2005

Random (and serious) questions I need answers to

1. Why do Coke and Pepsi advertise? Sure, new products I understand, but who in the hell doesn't know about basic Coke and Pepsi?

2. Why don't outdoor hoses explode from the pressure when not in use but turned on? The water is clearly flowing. Where does it go when the nozzle is off?

3. Do other animals "have fun" with their own porn? If an elephant was shown a video of two other elephants "you know what," would the solo one get "happy?" (Yes, I'm asking this seriously)

4. If hot water expands water due to the molecules being spaced farther apart, why do ice cubes expand as well? The molecules there are compacted, right?

July 18, 2005

Kid forced to push wheelchair bound uncle...

... as he threatens patrons with a foot long knife

Remember folks: It's the video games fault.

July 17, 2005

Mother tries to kill child with...

After this has set in for a few minutes, I guess I'm not so baffled that she did it (hard to be surprised by anything anymore), but the fact that she not only was dumb enough to steal the supplies from her place of employment, bring the kid into her place of employment each time, but she actually dumb enough to keep doing it. If you want your kid dead, for gods sake just do it. If you want to be an asshole about things, don't let the kid suffer.

And as always, remember: it's the video games fault.

Vagina paintings

I think I'll head to Meijer's paint department tomorrow. I'll dip my own personal part into a can of paint and slap it around on a canvas, then charge $75 for it. Hey, if this woman can get away it, I don't see why I couldn't. Better yet, I'll do it in my front yard. Anyone who gives me looks gets the "art" speech.

July 12, 2005

2005 Cartoonists' Choice Award Winners

I remember when giving and receiving awards for webpages was quite the big thing, and most pages would have an "awards" section full of little animated gifs of thumbs-up or a dancing woodchuck or something; it got to be such a glut of meaningless little awards that it eventually stopped, and is a little more rare and better organized now. So I bring up the Cartoonists' Choice Awards now because 1) nominations and winners were chosen by the general webcomic creator population, and 2) some of the comics I'm a big fan of won stuff, or were at least nominated.

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June 29, 2005

Six Degrees of Webcomics

I can't pass up an opportunity to plug my favourite webcomics, and Drew from Columbus mentioned how Slate did an article on how great his comic is. I could not agree more.

The tie here to other of my favourite comics is...

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June 25, 2005

This weeks Sci-Fi Channel review

Some of you probably know I watch all the Sci-Fi Channel flicks each week (or whenever a new one airs) and review them. This weeks though, I just can't. I can truly say that this is possibly the worst thing I've ever viewed. I've been to Raptor Island, I know the Curse of the Komodo, I know about the Hammerhead, I've seen the Snake King, but Tornado: Nature Unleashed is as far as I go without stiff compensation.

I've seen some true sh*t in my day, but I can't take this anymore. An hour of my life is forever gone. I'm sorry if you're looking forward to experiencing my pain, but it just ain't gonna happen this week.

June 21, 2005

Batman vs. Mario: Mullets and School Violence

So I was wondering just where exactly that $100 million in marketing went for "Batman Begins"... I mean, sure I keep seeing ads for it on the internet, but not in any volume that seems to outweigh other films and click-here-now enterprises... then I learned about a
Batman-sponsored NASCAR race
...

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May 1, 2005

Security Tabs on DVD cases

What the heck prompted the movie industy to put these new security tabs on DVD cases? Is the sticker tape on the top, side, bottom, and the plastic wrap not enough? So annoying.

April 25, 2005

Five year-old handcuffed in school

National news sadly and the biggest overreaction this country has had since the Janet Jackson incident. The video of the whole day has made rounds across the news and you can't say the cops or the school were in the wrong until you've seen it. Once you have and if you still think they were wrong, rewatch it.

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April 24, 2005

Born before 1986 and you're alive?

Found this on the Digital Press forums. It's a great read. My thoughts/experiences/comments have been added in after some of them.

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April 14, 2005

CS 525 Computer Graphics Test Question

This is a real test question:

What was the point of discussing fractals and the Mandelbrot set?
a) modern graphics systems allow fractals to analyzed visually
b) fractals can be used to enhance realism of computer generated images
c) the teacher likes math
d) fractals represent a class of interesting things to draw
e) all of the above

E was the *correct* answer. Most of the class complained, no one knew that the teacher liked math. Everyone got credit for this question.

How subjective is computer science?

March 19, 2005

Hummer for Hire

I was at Tireman Auto today (which didn't go that well; more on that later) and saw this white stretch Hummer. Never in my life have I seen such a monstrosity. I even found their Bowling Green web site, because I know you want to rent one.

The problem at Tireman today was that I originally was going to get my oil changed, as well as an alignment, and tires rotated. I did not figure on paying for new tire rods as well. That was almost $200 and another hour and a half of time. Wonderful.

March 4, 2005

And you thought Star Wars fans were nuts

UPN has planned to cancel the Star Trek Enterprise series due to slumping ratings. Obviously because they have way too much money and are obviously not too charitable, three people have pledged $3 million to keep it on the air... really. No, those tsunami people should be fine. They'll be enjoying Enterprise for years to come now! That's assuming of course they can ever restore electricity and I'm thinking $3 million might just help that cause.

February 24, 2005

Diet Coke with Lime

I am a Pepsi person in the Coke v. Pepsi debate. I do not like Coke at all. In truth I am a Dr. Pepper person. Since I have decided to cut back to only diet pop, something I have upheld very well, I have been sampling the various diet flavors to find the ones that don't taste the worst.

Diet Dr. Pepper is great, since it really does taste like regular Dr. Pepper (no, I do not work for them). But I need variety. I was working at the Toledo City Paper one day and needed some caffeine and the only thing diet they had was Diet Coke with Lime. I tried it. I had never heard of it.

Diet Coke with Lime is entirely different then Coke. I imagine Diet Coke tastes good too, but Diet Coke with Lime is great.

Funny thing is that even though I like the taste of Pepsi over Coke, I don't really care for Diet Pepsi.

It has been 3 months on diet pops and it has forced me to do one thing, which is good. I am drinking more iced teas and fruit drinks.

February 16, 2005

Etiquette for forwarding emails (funny or not)

I originally posted this on May 20, 2003, so I am not going to post it again.

A friend of mine forwarded this to me the other day. The really funny part is that it was flagged as spam, POPFILE was 99% sure of it. I am not going to correct it either. The email had an attachment, that just had a transcript of who had forwarded the email to who (I know who you are).

Of the classified words recognized by POPFILE, there are an overwhelming number of "red" words compared to "green" words.

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February 11, 2005

Why Laserdiscs Rock

Even with about 400 DVD's on my shelf, there's something about laserdiscs that makes them such a huge collectable. In a recent issue of Video Store Magazine, E-bay reported a significant increase in sales in their laserdisc category. That's not that surprising for a variety of reasons, notably "Star Wars." That's getting a bit ahead of the game though. There's a reason for this resurgence that goes a bit beyond one movie. Actually, there's quite a few:

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January 27, 2005

Oreo cookies and chocolate milk

Did you know: Oreo cookies do not soften in chocolate milk. It is true, I cannot believe it!

Go ahead, try this for yourself. It takes an Oreo a really long time to get soft in chocolate milk. Now try using white milk, the Oreo gets soft right away. This test was done with 1% chocolate and white milk.

Odd. I never knew that. I wonder why.

UPDATE
If you get the generic Oreo cookies, in this case Meijer's "Double O," and dunk these in chocolate milk, they act just as they do in white milk. The generic brand softens right up, no matter if you use chocolate or white milk.

So what have we learned here? Oreo cookies soften quickly in white milk, and take a loooong time in chocolate milk. Generic Oreo cookies are content with either chocolate or white milk for dunking purposes. So just grab the cheaper generic brand, and enjoy your "Double Os" AND your chocolate milk all at the same time.

November 9, 2004

Are you a soldier?

LMAO this is just funny.

This is the second time this minister from this Episcopal church on Wooster has come knocking on my door. The first time they got me out of bed early in the morning. They remembered me. I played dumb, saying I was sleeping and they might have woken me up. They saw me unlock my door (at about 6:30 PM) and they were on to me like flies on shit. I didn't even have my earphones off and they were going on and on, blah blah blah.

I say "Sorry, no thanks, I have work to do." This guy says "Are you a soldier?" (He glances at my pants and boots.)

"No, no I'm not."

I have on a my usual cargo pants, a flannel jacket, and my boots. I guess my attire has "soldier" written all over it.

"No, I am not a soldier, but I am a Boy Scout."

July 7, 2004

Coca-Cola C2

Wow. I really like it. I like it better then normal Coke to be honest. Given to choose between Coke and Pepsi, I choose Dr. Pepper, and Pepsi if no Dr. Pepper. But I really like this Coke C2.

March 2, 2004

The Pita Pit

There is a new place in Bowling Green to eat lunch. The Pita Pit opened in December, I have recently been there for the first time, and its another good choice for lunch. You get a filling pita, chips and a drink for $7 bucks or so, very similar to Subway's pricing. Of course now we have The Pita Pit, Subway, and W. G. Grinders all next to each other. Better for me, all 3 are right next to West Hall, where I work. Oh, Barry's Bagels is gone, it has been for a few years now. The Pita Pit is moved into that vacancy. Oddly though, the Barry's Bagels sign is still up. Who knows why.

February 26, 2004

Brandon's "Breaking Windows"

Well, OK, he did not break it, but I could not resist the pun :-D. My buddy Brandon woke up to a wonderful sight the other day. Parked at his apartment, his rear windshield was busted by a beer bottle. Some people! Glass shattered all over the back seat, and the front seat. Not a fun mess to clean up.
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January 5, 2004

I (expletive) Hate Columbia House

I am in the Columbia House DVD Club. Who can resist? I have been in the BMG Music Club for years and have never been treated so badly. I got friggin' tired of having to log into their web site to cancel the stupid "Director's Selection" every month. Which is a lot nicer then having to send in the stupid cards or calling them. But still, it is annoying. At least 6 months ago I call them and ask if there is any way that I do not need to cancel the automatic horse manure they send out, the CD club allows you to do this, I know this to be fact. At the time I was told no. About 3 months ago I have had enough and I am about to cancel my account. I call to do so, and when I tell them why I am so pissed off about it, the person I talked to tells me that, yes, indeed they can set my account up so I do not have to deny the automatic horse manure every month. Wow! Imagine that. Ass Holes! Fine. I make the poor worker bee happy and tell him I will keep my account. A few days ago I get an email from Columbia House:
Subject: RE: Open immediately - important account information inside (VMVSCD3)
Gee, that doesn't look like SPAM now does it? Note to Columbia House, use better subject lines in your correspondence to customers. It got through POPFile, so I will look at it. Yep, its actually from Columbia House and is regarding my account.
DON'T LOSE YOUR NEW CLUB STATUS - ORDER TODAY! Dear KEN EDWARDS, You currently enjoy a special Club benefit: You don't have to respond to your Director's Selection or return your Order Card except to place an order. To maintain this benefit, you agreed to buy at least one DVD every three months from the Club. However, your initial three-month period has expired, and we haven't received your order. We don't want you to lose your new Club status, so we're giving you an extra chance to make your purchase. Order from your current magazine or choose from our complete catalog at http://www.columbiahouse.com . But be sure to do it right away! If you have recently placed an order, please accept our thanks and disregard this notice. And if you have any questions, just give us a call at 1-800-262-2001.
New club status? What? Excuse me? I agreed? Bull! I didn't agree to jack. They offered this "feature" and I said "It's about damn time" if memory serves.. That is it, that is the last straw. Nice one Columbia House. Way to make the customer actually want to be part of your club. I called Columbia House again today, and I chose to end my account (that would be 1 for english, 5 for more options, and then 5 again to terminate your account). I was impressed, the person I talked to did not harp on me about why I wanted to end my account. Must be one in a million. Of course he did try to sell me on the latest offer, buy one and get unlimited at half price, wow! then it is actually almost worth spending the money. But all in all he did do what I asked and did not waste my time. Its a shame I get the nice rep. on the way out the door, and not on the way in. It's there loss.

November 24, 2003

The First Snow

Oh yay! Its the first snow of the year! I had to scrape snow and ice off of my car this morning. uggg.

October 31, 2003

OU hosts unmatched Halloween bash '03

Ohio might not be the Spring Break destination of choice, but we do have the best Halloween party. I am not going this year, but I have been down to Athens twice for the annual Halloween bash. The first time I went down, a friend's tires got slashed :sad:. But other then that, its a blast every year I go. By Joe Bugbee Pulse Writer They call it the largest block party in the world, and in a sense, it probably is. The annual Halloween bash at Ohio University takes up four city blocks, caters to roughly 20,000 to 30,000 dressed up college students and costs anywhere between $40,000 to $50,000 to put on. Now that's a block party. The party starts today in Athens and continues throughout the weekend, climaxed by a swarm of enthusiastic collegians, dressed up in all sorts of outfits parading on Court Street. There is food, drinking and the occasional arrest, but no doubt about it -- it is one of the most highly anticipated gatherings in Ohio. Larry Payne, the president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce said that word about the Halloween party has spread not only throughout the state but to neighboring states as well. "It's one of those things that's spreading by name," Payne said. "Students from the University of Michigan and Penn State come down, but mainly it's a statewide event." Payne said that one of the main reasons the party draws so many people from around the state is a "curiosity thing." "Some people may just come for a couple of hours to see what it is like," he said. The reason why people pass through is because of the enormity of the event. "If you're intimidated by thousands of people, you probably shouldn't come," Payne said. But what is odd about the bash is that many students from OU actually go home on a big weekend such as this one, he said. To spread things out a little more, event coordinators have set up two bandstands and are trying to designate areas strictly for food and beverages. "When thousands of people are shoulder to shoulder [it can get a little uncomfortable]," Payne said. The event unofficially starts tonight when students usually have house parties and go out to the bars. On Saturday, the town is not only filled to the brim with students from OU and other schools, but locals as well. Misti Smith, an office manager at the Chamber of Commerce said that because some of the costumes worn by partiers can be a bit risqué, families with young children should look the other way. In fact, they usually are out of the way by 11 p.m., then the students take over. " When you get a lot of drunk college students together, there are going be some different costumes," Smith said. Some of the costumes in the past, Smith said, have included kissing booths, pregnant nuns (with the "naughty" priests behind them), pimps and even mammogram machines. If these kissing booths, nuns or mammogram machines happen to get out of control, there will be plenty of police around, including forces brought in from outside Athens to settle things down. Every Halloween in Athens results in about 40 arrests, usually relating to girls lifting their tops or public urination. But, according to Payne, the friendly atmosphere outweighs some of the troublemakers. "If people come down here with that attitude [to have a good time], then the atmosphere will be very friendly," he said. © 2003 The BG News

October 30, 2003

Today Leo Said...

"Yes, Jessica has great tips." Everyone on set starts busting into laughter. Indeed, Jessica has great "tips." Live TV is wonderful isn't it?

October 24, 2003

Drag Racing in Downtown BG

My friend Mike, he drives to work at midnight every day to input photos from the day (we works at the city paper, Sentinel-Tribune). Tonight was a little different though, Mike was pulled over by a city cop for drag racing. Aparently Mike, with a 1987 SAAB 900, was racing a Honda Civic. They were both at a stop light on Main Street and the light went green, Mike drove on, then heard the civic squeal its tires, then heard the siren. What a crock. So now Mike has to go to court to defend himself. Poor guy.

October 1, 2003

Fortune Cookies

What has happened to the quality of fortune cookies these days? I am not referring to the taste, I mean the fortunes that come out of these things. "You are exceptionally loyal to your family and friends." This is a fact, big shocker there, but it is by no means a fortune!

September 8, 2003

Must Have TechTV

Forget "I want my MTV" I want my TechTV. The main Time Warner package does not come with TechTV! What the hell? No Screen Savers! Oh the horror. I must have TechTV! After waiting on the phone about 10 minutes to talk to a human, I got through to one, and was about to get rid of the "movie package" for the "value package" which has TechTV. Phewww. I can sleep better at night now.

August 21, 2003

A thumbtack in your car door

How would you like to wake up and go out to your car to find a thumbtack holding an envelope in the drivers side door of you car? Well Photo Mikey did, his SAAB had a just that. How do you put a thumbtack through the side of a car door?? The letter was cute. The first page had a little heart and a smiley face. The letter itself was very, very poorly typed (as in with a typewriter, or so it looked) Now for me to say something has grammatical errors means its bad. When I start finding grammatical problems, it is bad. I am talking not high school worthy writing folks. The letter even threatened to tow the car, which they cannot do (well I am sure they could and Mikey is waiting for them to do just that). The reason for this thumbtack through the door was because someone was pissed that Mikey was parking his car on the street. Of course everyone parks on that side of the street. Mike took the complaint to the police, and they said they had been called about this same person before. WACKY, CRAZY. MORONS!

August 12, 2003

Look at Mars, It is a Full Moon

Be sure to take a step outside tonight (I know that is asking a lot, but please, just this once) and take a look at Mars. It beautiful and you will not get such a nice look at it with such a cheap telescope ever again. What a great sight! It will be the closest on the 26th so you have some more time :-D

July 9, 2003

Lot of damage in BG yesterday

Yesterday about 3 PM the sky was black as can be with rain and wind at around 50 to 60 mhp. In normal Ohio fasion the storm did not last an hour, but it sure did a lot of damage in that time. Most the city was without power. The University was on the side of the city, and the side of Wooster Street, that did have pwer though. So work went on with only brown outs. the UPC's on the servers were going bonkers for a while so I shut them down for maybe 20 min. Not only was there flooding, downed trees and car accidents but there were buildings on campus that were damaged. The roof of the BGSU Airport hanger was ripped off. A number of airplains were damaged. The wind ran one of the plains into the display fighter jet. The helicopter was picked up by the wind, the blades of the propellers were smashed to pieces. They also have a lot of water damage, the place is flooded. A number of buildings have roof tiles torn off and have leaks, these include: Harshman Quad, McDonald Hall, Olscamp, Moore Musical Arts Building, Student Health Service Building, and the Business Administration Building. The BG News reports that the roof of the BA was beginning to sag so they moved people to the first floor. A fallen tree was partly on top of the roof of the Student Health Service building. The Perry Field house has damage to a roof and part of a wall. A large tree was down over Wooser Street in front of McFall so that pretty much stopped all traffic. Many trees were uprooted on campus and around town. Oak Grove Cemetery is a mess, as is much of campus with down trees and branches.

June 29, 2003

Street Lights in BG

I find this a little weird. The street lights of BG go on and off periodicly. Its when they do this when you are stopped at a stop sign and they go on or go off that its freaky. Why do they do this?

May 28, 2003

BGSU Vandalism

There has been there fair share of vandalism at BGSU. The words "Exist to Die" are painted on the sidewalks, there are a few stylistic ants as well. But nothing compares to what is now painted in bright red on the brick wall outside the main entrance to West Hall. West Hall is where I work. I noticed this wonderful work of art right after graduation weekend (I have been meaning to post this in a while). The phrase "Tune in Drop Out" are written pretty big. See for yourself. The U. has started to clean it up but all that has happened is it turned the red into a sorta pink color.

May 27, 2003

New Mountain Dew Flavor

Have you tried the new Mountain Dew flavor? It is called Live Wire and the 2 liter bottle I bought said "summer 2003 only" I don't know why. Other then maybe to get people to buy it. It tastes pretty good. Its not a Sunkist taste, its not a Crush taste. Its just orange Dew. They should replace Code Red with this new Live Wire. Code Red is horrible.

May 11, 2003

Samual Adams Boston Lager

I for one don't really care for Light beer. It does not matter if it is Miller Light, Bud Light, Labatt Blue Light, or Natty Light (now I still drink them, don't get me wrong I am not going to pass on a Light beer just because it is weak! Lets not get crazy here). I do not care for Light beer. I never have. Even when I did not have enough money to get better beer, say freshman year of college, I would rather spend the money on better beer then get a case of Natural Light. My personal favorite is Killians. And after a first dislike for Guiness, I now like that too. I have always had a preference for dark beer over that Light crap. Well today I decided to try Sam Adams Boston Lager. I have never given a Sam Adams a try before, but what the hell I will try any alcoholic beverage at least once! heh. Boston Lager has a little bit more after taste then Killians but it is a great beer! I just thought you all should know.

May 4, 2003

Fast Food Ripoff

I have actually been avoiding fast food places very well in the past year or so. but alas I do not have any food in the apartment right now heh. Has this ever happened to you? You go through the drive through, you are in a hurry so you just speed off to your destination. You sit down and unpack the food. and things are missing. yea lame story right? Well I usually do not have food missing. something like a straw, or napkins, or dipping sauce for my chicken nuggets. It happened to me again tonite (no sauce for chicken nuggets and no straw for my drink) and this time I am going to go back to the place and complain. Cuz it has happened to me multiple times. It is ridiculous! What happened to service? I know those people at the drive through window have the routine together, they do the same thing for many hours a week. how can you forget a straw? "Yes I would like a small frosty and no spoon please." give me a break!

April 7, 2003

Casualties of War

I am not totally sold on this embedded journalists thing. How many journalists are embedded anyway? Do we really need all of them? Do we really need all those photographers over there? I read last night one American journalist died of a blood clot, and one was killed in a humvee accident. I read today that 2 more journalists were killed by an Iraqi missile strike. There is a need for news about the war but I just do not see the point in getting killed over it. The news is not that important. In a lot of cases it seams as tho the embedded media has become propaganda machines for the Pentigon anyway. So they are not really doing us a big favor.

April 1, 2003

American Canidate?

Brian was telling me today of this new reality TV show in the works called American Canidate. Drudge Report and News.com.au are articles we found. Here is the page of the FX site for American Canidate. At first when Brian was telling me this I thought he was pulling an April Fools's joke on me, but nope. All I have to say is WTF is wrong with you people? All this reality TV stuff is just stupid. But man are they getting raitings like nothing before. I think this is because there is nothing on TV anymore worth watching. There are not many good sitcoms or drama shows like there were 5-10 yrs. ago or so. That is why reality TV is getting such huge ratings. It takes a lot of money and a lot of people behind you to run for US President. With a reality TV show they are taking those two requirements out of the picture. I am sure it will be interesting, as interesting as American Idol, but I wont be watching it. I don't see why people sit and watch reality TV shows. Maybe the reason is to see others fail and make fun of them, or see how people succeed at something. Whatever the reason I am amazed they have stayed on TV so long.

Happy April Fools' Day

Ahh what a splendid day! And it is splendid indeed for those who use computers. Its even better when your users (er pray) get a little on edge if something wierd happens to their computer. MUA HA HA HA. I have many years experience with April Fools' pranks on the Mac, but (of all magazines) this April's MacAddict has a couple good ones for the PC users as well. Its a basic prank but switch the left and right mouse button around in the Mouse Control Panel. The other one they mention is BSOD Properties, it would be pretty funny to see a magenta screen of death. That would be a change. Do you know of any other, Mac or PC pranks? Please post them! I think the best prank this year goes to Electronic Gaming Monthly. They had a good one last year, but this years took the cake. They had very detailed instructions on how to unlock the secret topless mode in Dead Or Alive Extreme Beach volleyball for the XBOX. They even had screen shots with little pink stars over the girls nipples. Oh that was so great. I got the May issue a few days ago (don't ask me why they come out so far ahead) and the reader responses were great. The readers were so pissed off! What a riot. Unless you can come up with a better April Fools' the DOAX one takes the cake. Oh and just for good measure if you want to have some fun around the office today check out ComputerPranks.com, it has some wonderfuly fun stuff. Also here is some joke and prank software for Windows :-P I almost forget this link to OS X shell pranks on Mac OS X Hints.

March 31, 2003

The Apsrin Jar

OK picture this. You have a pounding headache so you go to the medicin cabinet and get out the bottle of asprin. You pop the cap off of it and try and get 2 tablets out. They dont come out easily so what do you do? You shake the bottle vigorously because of the big huge cotton ball at the top. this creates a very annoying sound, very loud. all the while you have a pounding headache. Why oh why do they put a cotten ball in the top of the asprin jar? But we all do this. We all shake that bottle to get the asprin pills out, and it makes that loud noise. Hurts the noggin that sound does! makes my headache pound harder.

March 20, 2003

The War with Iraq

And I am already getting tired with the news media. They want action and they want it started an hour ago. the News Media are so looking for a huge beat down that they have started blurting out statistics at an insane level. This is rediculous, and I find it a bit funny. It is almost as if the US Military needs coaching! I think they know what and how they want to handle things. But that is just me. The news media did the exact same thing in September 2001, and at the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991. I am all for the media relaying information to the citizens of the US and the World, but I have a real problem when the media start to make guesses and "what ifs." It does not matter if the media has hard evidence or not - they just love to speculate. and when they start doing that they throw out a lot of things that might not need to see the light as it might or might not come to pass. And boy oh boy do they love to repeat and repeat often both images and things that have been said. I am right now listening to the radio and they are using "we have to be careful not to speculate" and then what do they do, they speculate. some very far speculation as well. the media likes to use all the big words, even if they do not understand them. they also seem to ask the same question many many times reminisced of asking mommy and then asking daddy the same question. gotta love the news media

February 27, 2003

What are stop signs for again?

Why dont people stop at stop signs? I pass a few stop signs on my way to work, and I noticed today that people barely even slow down. come on people! drivers are getting lazy, and that is how accidents happen. i had the right of way at a 4 way stop on Thursten today, i got to the stop sign before the guy accross from me. yet he just slowed slightly, and turned left, right in front of me. some people!



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