Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Satchel Paige's "Rules for Staying Young" - 1953

1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.

2. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.

4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society—the social ramble ain't restful.

5. Avoid running at all times.

6. And don't look back—something might be gaining on you.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Survey Wednesday

Whom would you love to punch?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Survey Wednesday

What is the best video game of all time?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

32. New Jersey



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Things I tried...

4 C's Pale Ale
by The Brew Kettle (Strongsville, OH)

"A malty pale with Cascade, Centennial, Columbus and Chinook hops creating a citrus and piney flavor and assertive bitterness."

5.0% Alc./Vol. 55 IBUs

Loved it. This is one excellent beer. It brings the hops like Gary Vaynerchuk brings the thunder. Two thumbs up. Get some.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Survey Wednesday

What show went off the air way too soon?

(Other than Arrested Development.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

33. Missouri

Well, that's just great. You hear that, Ed? Bears. Now you're putting the whole station in jeopardy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

34. Washington

The. Seal. Of. The. State. Of. Washington.

Really doctor, you think so?

Worst. Seal. Ever. And I like George Washington. (Eight foot twenty made of radiation...

The only reason Washington made the top 34 is because of that shade of green. Nice.

35. Massachusetts

Fun Fact #1
Yes, I had to look up how to spell M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-T-T-S.

Fun Fact #2
Massachusett was a Native American Indian. That's him there on the seal. Who knew? (Rhetorical. I don't care if you knew.)

Isn't it a bit rich how so many of the states/commonwealths "honor" Native Americans on their flags? Yeah guys, we're even now.


Okay, state motto: "By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty". Bit of an oxymoron in that first phrase. But not a bad motto, so no points lost there.

On the whole, this flag is not terrible. What is terrible is that weird, disembodied arm on top of the seal. Disconcerting, that. FlagFail.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Survey Wednesday

1) What is your favorite candy/candybar?
2) Who's hair would you like to have for a day?
3) What movie have you seen more times than any other?
4) How do you take your coffee?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lame Argument

I keep hearing this lame argument about Lebron, "Look! Last year the Cavs had the NBA's best record. Now they're the worst team in the league and Miami is awesome. That just proves how great Lebron is. He should be the MVP."

They didn't just lose Lebron and replace him with an average NBA SF. They replaced him Christian Freaking Eyenga. They went from Mo Williams to Ramon Sessions (who isn't terrible, but he is not quite Regular Season Mo Williams). Shaq and Z are out. Ryan Hollins is in. Boobie is hurt. Manny Harris and Alonzo Gee are playing...which is fine...I guess...if your team is in the D-League.

Yeah, Lebron is great. And I guess he should be the MVP. But don't bring the Cavs into your argument for Lebron's greatness.

The Cavs have serious problems that have nothing to do with Lebron. Did you hear JJ after they lost their 23rd straight? "Well, they say you can't win them all. So, we can't lose them all either." Good point. I feel much better.

36. Alaska

I'll give Alaska a slight nod for shaking things up. I mean, at least they didn't go crappy drawing + state motto = lame flag. And I kind of like the concept. The Big Dipper plus the North Star, with the North Star representing Alaska.

But here are two big problems with the Alaskan flag.

One, I don't like constellations.

Two, it's a winning concept but a failure of execution. It just doesn't look good. I like a strong central image. And I need a little more symmetry.

Why not just have a giant yellow star right in the middle of the flag? Or a grizzly bear.


Hold up! Turns out this flag was designed by a young Native American boy named Bennie Benson. He won a scholarship for his design.

Now I feel like a jackhole.


I still think a grizzly bear would have been tight.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

37. Montana

What a crappy drawing.

I had to stare at the river for waaay too long before I realized that those weird vertical lines were supposed to be a waterfall. The trees look like broccoli. The sun is made out of clouds. We have two sets of mountains in the background plus a cliff in the foreground but none of them match. They look like they are from 3 different Nintendo games.

And the state motto is "Gold and Silver"? Gold and Silver. That's it? No verbs? Is that really a motto?

Actually, I kinda like that. My new motto is "peanut butter and naps". Words to live by.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Get Yer Friday On!

I love that feeling of waking up knowing it's Getaway Day.

Keep your negative energy at home, I DO NOT NEED IT TODAY.

But don't take it from me. Marky Mark said it best.

*These words of wisdom are brought to you by Jim Rome.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Survey Wednesday

1) What is your favorite sandwich?
2) What is the last movie you watched?
3) What album have you probably listened to more times than any other?
4) Name a book you wanted to like, but actually hated.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Slow Down, Son

(Don't call child services. It's just Redi-Whip.)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

38. Oklahoma

Some good things happening here.

The buffalo drum is clearly mocking state seals. And they chose to de-emphasize steamships and piles of lead in favor of a peace pipe and an olive branch. So extra points for the subtle F-You.

My big problem is that I had to read stuff before I figured out that the olive branch was an olive branch. I can't be the only one that thought it was some kind of rare chronic, right? I mean, it's crossing swords with a giant hippie-pipe.

Maybe it's just me. I have been watching Pineapple Express on FX like, 3 times a week. "No! Don't let him gonna! No! Don't wanna!"