Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Against my better judgement...

....I made a decision earlier that whatever my Gen Y work buddy had playing on his iPod I'd post on my site tonight.

His answer: Drake

I don't know what song he was playing, but after seeing this video I knew I had to use it.

Way too clubby for moi, but I'm applying for the assistant coach job for his team.

Real life Ole Yeller

Except this asshole made Michael Vick look like Cesar from The Dog Whisperer.
Police learned Solovyev had an argument with his wife earlier and she left the house.

He began drinking and became extremely intoxicated, and eventually turned the gun on the pup.

The dog was shot multiple times, killing the animal.

Additionally, a bullet ricocheted off of Solovyev's fence and went through a neighbor's window.

Manufactured outrage begins in 3..2...1

As always, the more people who become bothered by a musician, the more albums said artist will sell.
Erykah Badu's new album is taking a window seat to her controversial new video.

For her "Window Seat" music video, released Saturday, Badu strips as she walks down a Dallas sidewalk before collapsing naked near the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

I just played Gallaga last Sunday

I think all video games had subliminal messages that told us "don't study, just play another game".
Video games from the old days...circa 1980...look pretty primitive by today's standards.

But baby boomers and Gen-X'ers have fond memories of those pioneering arcade games.

And now companies are bringing them back for modern gaming systems.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When I hear this it sticks in my brain for a day

Shawn Michaels:Knowing when to walk away.

Sad to see the end of his career. A career I started watching while in high school. Still, it's great that Shawn knew when to walk away and not make a Mick Jagger out of himself.
I have been around long enough to know that retirements in wrestling almost never stick, but last night's segment did not feel like I was hearing from a guy who will start to miss the business in a few months and need to do a 180 and come back. It sounded like I was listening to the guy who last year talked about walking away, only to come back for a last run. With every word that Michaels spoke while saying goodbye, it started to feel more and more legitimate, more real, more final.

He's 44 years old. He has a wife and family that he adores. He has come back from a back injury that could have ended his career, and had another great run, a second act that cemented his already Hall of Fame career as being on that will compare favorable against anyone who ever stepped into that right.

Gen X takes over James Bond

Sweeeeeet. Not only is James Bond an Xster (Daniel Craig), but now also the villain.
An interesting rumor has been circulating regarding Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and the long running James Bond franchise. According to Cinemablend we could be looking at the latest leading lady in the series, but she won’t come on board as just eye candy, she’ll be the villain! Dun, dun, dun, dun!!

Weisz has expressed interest in tackling a role in the series before, she even joked that she wouldn’t mind being a Bond girl, but wouldn’t it be awesome if she went even further? Sources are stating that she’s up to star as one of the few female Bond villains to ever take center stage in the franchise. The character she’d play would be the “the head of Quantum, the secret organization responsible for all the bad guy activity in the last two films.”

Monday, March 29, 2010

This band sucked, but they had this one single....

The face of a whacko

Sick, disgusting pedophile. I hope she sees the same prison time as men that slip it in underage girls.
Ellen Schmaling, who lives in the 400 block of Avalon Road, was charged with three felony counts of having sex with a minor between the ages of 12 and 15 and three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Schmaling reportedly met all of the boys at the skate park in Payne Park.

Pixies Down Under

I feel like I missed out on this one.
Without The Pixies there would not have been Nirvana, as the late Kurt Cobain frequently stated.

The band coined alternative rock, and what was later to be known as grunge.

It was my first concert at Belvoir, and without a doubt, it is the best venue I have ever watched a concert at.

The steep ledges plunging towards the stage were crowded with fellow gen-X-ers, buzzing with excitement to see the heroes of the Indie heyday.

Fucking BLOGGER platform is pissing me off

It won't allow me to post pictures today for some goddamn reason!!!

I get my news from my crazy aunt's emails

Looks like others look to a different source.
Meanwhile, Generation X — born 1961 to 1981 — clicks on its favorite news source, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," via computer. It's a cable comedy show that proudly says it is "unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

If it's about Gen X

It'll probably stay on the big screen for a week and then go right to DVD.
In an early scene in "Greenberg," Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is at a pool party with all his 40ish friends and their kids. "All the men are dressed as children, and all the children are dressed as superheroes," he observes.

Of course, we all dress ourselves aspirationally. The kids want to be Batman, and their dads want to be 12 again.

"Greenberg" doesn't address this wistfulness for lost youth as baldly as say, "Hot Tub Time Machine," but writer-director Noah Baumbach is hilariously acute in his observation of Generation X in the early autumn of its years.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

She cool

And she produces some of the only non-electric guitar music I listen to.
SINGER Sheryl Crow is trying to save the world for the sake of her son.

The Everyday Is A Winding Road hitmaker — who is mom to adopted Wyatt Steven Crow — performed at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom earlier this week to mark World Water Day, which calls attention to the preservation and cleanup of the world’s water sources.

They're baby boomer rock stars...

....that happened to make music aimed at Gen X. I suppose I should thank them for that.

In a not unrelated note: I dread the day when a Gen X aged band I like becomes a Vegas act.
Call it a “twist” of fate, but the The Las Vegas Hilton is discovering an increasing demand for the music and hits of Generation X.

This weekend continues that popular trend as legendary rock stars Dee Snider (Twisted Sister front man) and Lita Ford (former lead guitarist for The Runaways) take over the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

With the time change I can surf after work

Not a good use of our tax $

It's just baseball, I don't give a fuck if a former pitcher may have lied to an asshole Senator.
NEW YORK -- Jose Canseco announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

Score 1 for the scientists

The water. It's coming for Florida next! WARNING: us nutty Floridians may have to move to your city.
NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone.

New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.

"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.

A quick, obvious answer to Gen Y question

Paris Hilton. Next question.
It really makes me wonder who is going to be the voice of “Generation Y.”

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Don't do it, Conan!

I'd rather he star in a remake of Cop Rock.
Ever since Conan O’Brien left his home at NBC, he’s been rumored to be in talks with the Fox network for a new project. Of course we all know this could mean a new talk show for the former host, but apparently there’s something else on the horizon. Reports have surfaced stating that O’Brien might be in negotiations to join “American Idol.”

On second thought...

Maybe we do work too hard.
NEW PORT RICHEY — An experienced tree trimmer who slashed himself with a chain saw while 40 feet up a pine tree died after refusing to come down for medical attention, according to a Pasco Sheriff's Office death investigation released Monday.

Daniel Antrobus, 48, was straddling a branch above a yard in the Tanglewood East neighborhood Friday evening when he accidentally carved a 4-inch cut into the back of his right leg, exposing the bone, deputies said.

I'm too lazy to argue with them

Very upsetting how Gen Y view themselves as more lazy than us. I've worked hard at doing very little and now they're taking away our title.
I am still mining a lengthy Pew Research Center report on the millennial generation -- those now mostly in their 20s -- especially a finding that says millennials are the first generation not to cite work ethic as one of their top defining characteristics. I am working on a story that will feature older employers and young people trading their observations about these conclusions, but I need your help: Which companies or industries in the Washington region should I be reaching out to?

The Pew report shows how generations regard themselves. For instance, what were the top five things that millennials felt made them "unique?" According to the report, 24 percent said technology; 11 percent noted the music and pop culture they grew up on; seven percent pointed to their liberal politics and "tolerance" of others; four percent said they were "smarter"; and five percent picked out fashion. For comparison, here are the top five defining qualities Generation X-ers picked out for themselves: Technology, work ethic, conservative or traditional values; their superior intellect; and being respectful.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not a book I'll review

Didn't realize there was a rise? Seemed like all fall. Besides I'd rather read what's on the back of my tube of Colgate.

Still in Butthole Surfer mode

Earth to baby boomers, come in baby boomers

Shhhhh no one tell them they're easily replaceable, too.
By 2018, the U.S. is expected to face a dramatic shortage of workers as baby boomers retire, the survey said.

“A labor shortage of this magnitude could have a significant impact on our economy and on the quality of life in our communities,” said co-author Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University.

I admire McLaren

They won't "pull a Porsche" and start manufacturing miserable SUVs.
McLaren Group said its 200-mile- per-hour MP4 supercar will be pitched to owners of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other luxury marques seeking to add an even faster model to their fleet.

McLaren aims to capture about 4 percent of the premium two- seater car market, equal to about 4,000 sales a year, with the 600 horsepower MP4-12C that begins production next year.

“The typical customer will have a number of cars,” Antony Sheriff, managing director of the McLaren Automotive unit, said yesterday in an interview. “We expect they’ll have a Ferrari, a Bentley, a Porsche, an Aston Martin or a Lamborghini -- even a Rolls Royce -- and will say, ‘You know what, I’d really also like one of those in my garage.’”

Sunday, March 21, 2010

East Coast Perfect

Not only did the band's name 'concern' parents, they made good music

Just look the part and no one questions you

He works harder than anyone I know.
Tampa, Florida - Police call this one of the strangest burglaries they've ever seen.

A man dressed in business attire stayed in a Tampa building for more than 18 hours, going from office to office, taking computer supplies, according to police.

He even took a business suit.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Impaler 2012

'I vont to get your vote'. Finally a sane politician from Florida.
The Impaler" claims he's a direct descendent of Vlad II the Impaler, better known as Dracula. He has scheduled a Monday press conference in Tampa to announce his plans to file paperwork to run for President of the United States in 2012.

He recently switched his party affiliation from Independent to Republican so he can run with the G.O.P.

Ghostbusters 3 (more recycled crap)

Let's hope this never makes it to the big screen.
Ghostbusters 3 is in danger of not getting off the ground due to a beef between director van Reitman who directed the first two films in the series and Sony films.

Dave Eggers awesome

If he had a blog it'd be a lot less sucky than this one.
Eggers is already an icon for his generation with popular books -- most noteworthy among them his breakout memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He has a well-deserved reputation for social commitment, while his quirkiness endears him to his fellow hip Gen X'ers, mostly in urban areas around the country.

We'll all retire on a commune together

So depressing.
Generation X, now entering or into middle age, is starting to find that the economic model mapped out by their predecessors just isn’t working for them. Caught in a ‘perfect storm’, their finances are being buffeted on all fronts.

On the one hand are the costs of taxes, children and elderly parents. These will be siphoning off cash that was earmarked for retirement.

And on the other hand, any savings that have been put into the stock market are back to where they were ten years ago. Another nail in the coffin for retirement plans.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Name the dude in this video

HINT: He's a Floridian born in 1972 (I know, not much of a hint).

My Final Four Predictions

Out all day watching basketball. Even though I live in a football state, basketball will forever remain my favorite sport (well, surfing too). I still play in a hoop league at my old age against mostly 20 somethings. I definitely don't recover as quickly as I once did.

My bracket turned into a complete mess after the first round of games, but I'll man up and give you my Final 4 (notice 1 team was already eliminated). As much basketball as I watch you'd think I'd be better at this.


I have Kentucky beating Kansas in the finals.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Late St. Patty's Day

When exactly did we say bye-bye to privacy?

Cuz it hasn't existed in at least a decade.
Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced. Services like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr are oceans of personal minutiae -- birthday greetings sent and received, school and work gossip, photos of family vacations, and movies watched.

Computer scientists and policy experts say that such seemingly innocuous bits of self-revelation can increasingly be collected and reassembled by computers to help create a picture of a person's identity, sometimes down to the Social Security number.

Hard to find a hero

Not only did he suck as a 2nd baseman, he's also a wife beater.
HOUSTON -- Former major league infielder Chuck Knoblauch has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on his common-law wife.

According to court records, Knoblauch entered his plea Tuesday in exchange for deferred-adjudication probation. Successful completion of his one-year probation could mean the conviction on the assault of a family member would be expunged from the record.

Gen Y = Gen X?

Well, no. But it makes me happy to know they've become cynical. Because I'm not happy unless they're not happy!
In a scientific analysis of nearly a half-million high-school seniors spread over three decades, MSU’s Brent Donnellan and Kali Trzesniewski of the University of Western Ontario argue teens today are no more egotistical — and just as happy and satisfied — as previous generations.

“We concluded that, more often than not, kids these days are about the same as they were back in the mid-1970s,” said Donnellan, associate professor of psychology.

Taking their rivalry into retirement

Evidently they didn't ride over together.
It's the age of the Internet, of YouTube and Twitter. It happens, the world knows in seconds, and the mindless noise and texting begins, even if it isn't the slightest bit interesting.

The tension between Sampras and Agassi was very interesting. Two of the greatest players in history, having a tense exchange in a charity event, created chat-room heaven. No chance that Agassi's over-the-edge teasing of Sampras would end in public shrugs.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Former RHCP staying busy

Enjoyed his solo albums. Hopefully he'll make more now that he's out of the band again.

His place looks a lot like mine, with guitars leaning on the couch, a skateboard on the floor, records/CD's in the shelves. Except I don't have a pool. Or a recording studio. And my living room is 1/2 the size. And my limited view of the water is dependent on the neighbor trimming his palm trees.

Impossibly irresponsible

I truly cannot find words to type. (via)
The father of a 4-month-old girl was charged with child neglect after police say he left the infant for two hours in bushes near Universal Studios in Orlando while he searched for the baby's mother.

I hate this Gen X trend

I hate the remakes from Hollywood. Particularly the movies that came out when the bicycle and skateboard were our main form of transportation. I see no reason for Tron to be remade except to somehow push what we thought was cool down the throats of younger generations to somehow impress upon them the notion that we're still relevant.

Tron was "ours". Let the youngins have something un-recycled they can call "ours".
And in a weird sort of way this is the right time to make Tron for that. Also the generation in between, the Gen X-ers and their kids, is now the age of Garret and my son Karl and those people are in their early twenties and it’s the right time for them to see Tron.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Enjoy your morning commute to work

A non-sucky baby boomer

FL dude threatens father with bone cutting scissors

And you used to think FL was just beaches and Disney.
Pierce, Sr. told deputies his son was getting upset about his health. That's when Pierce, Jr. allegedly held a "pair of black bone cutting scissors" about a foot from his father's stomach, according to the incident report.

Pierce, Jr. said he was in a "homicidal mood" and had the scissors in the bathroom because he was going to cut his hair.


Another pet got loose.
"The snake was just laying in the grass, it didn't move," Richie said of her arrival on the scene.

No one was home at 836 Button Wood Ct. when the two landscapers made the discovery. Home owner Andy Singer wasn't immediately able to be reached for comment.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

No wetsuit?

Too cold for me without a wetsuit. Must be a northerner on Spring Break.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Florida Education

This is how you undermine your argument when complaining about a School Board member referring to some students as "hoodlums".
"They might be disruptive. They might be in gangs. They might be many things, but they are not hoodlums," Brown said. "I feel that that statement showed insensitivity to our children, and it certainly did not offer good guidance to our staff."

Seems like we have to defend ourselves a lot

Since we started the X Games someone just has to find a backdoor method to mock them.
The "X" part of summer and winter X Games supposedly stands for extreme, but it's more a nod to the Generation X-ers.

Its participants are far from extreme. Despite the grungy dress and attempts at alternative culture, the various skateboarders, snowboarders, BMXers, motorbike riders, rally car drivers, skiers and snowmobile riders have one thing in common: they're all middle-class white kids.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Also on tour: Agnostic Front

They haven't updated their tour website yet, but I received an email alerting me they'll be playing at Orpheum in Ybor City (Tampa) on 13 May.

Meet me there and I promise I'll buy the first round of shots before heading to the mosh pit.

Info from Ticketmaster.

Iron Maiden announces North American Tour

See you there!


Since it annoys boomers, we'll continue to use it.
Recently, my brother and I were gently teasing our father about how cool he was looking in his argyle-patterned cardigan. He said to my brother's wife: "I never know with these two if they're being serious or not."

And a weird realisation struck me: a lot of the time, neither do I.

This is the curse, gift and defining characteristic of my generation: irony. My dad's generation, and those before him, were sincere: they meant what they said and said what they meant.

Giving back

Taking is cool, too, but it's important that we do positive thingys so we won't be remembered like the baby boomers.
Even though the economy still sometimes looks like the final reel of a Saw movie, many in Acadiana still are thinking seriously about philanthropy. And for young professionals of the Gen X persuasion, that desire to give back to the community is finally reaching a place where action is possible.

GenXster receives a promotion

Ex-Volkswagen and Ford executive Laura Soave has gone from creating the events that help sell cars to being the one in charge of selling them. Yes, Fiat has named Soave, the woman who helped put together the 50th Anniversary Barbie New Beetle in charge of reintroducing the Fiat brand to the United States after retreating from North America's shores more than 25 years ago. Of course, Soave, 37, has also done more substantive things, including being VW's head of advertising and communications for the company's large(ish) passenger cars and SUVs. At Ford, Soave held down various positions, including "Brand DNA Manager."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Book Review: What's Next, Gen X?

I know it may come as a shock but I've actually been entrusted by an author to review her book. And, since I'm a lazy jackass, it took me a month before I looked past the cover (Sorry!).

Author Tamara Erickson isn't one of us. In fact she's a baby boomer that had the guts to walk between us pack of hyenas and examine our behavior as we gnawed on the corpse of our lame careers. After all, us Xsters are a snotty bunch and seemingly wish for outsiders to critique so that we may strike back with sarcasm they never seemed to understand. Yet, in this book Erickson basically sits you down, grabs a fist full of roses and says 'Here! Smell these goddamn things'.

Although I've worked at my company for some time now I still haven't thought much about my career. I do fairly well (save a lot and I have neat toys like surfboards and a motorcycle that can quickly make life look like a video game) so I don't concern myself with what next step I should consider. Lucky me that some of the chapters dealt with fools like myself that haven't realized they've painted their asses in a corner (who the hell paints floors anyhow? Just curious.) I actually work at a multi-faceted company that will allow me to cross over to other departments and learn skills that would help me become a more versatile employee and make it more difficult for the company to can me when times suck (like the times we live in now). Seems obvious, right? Well, it wasn't because I never thought about it because I've been busy doing financially fine, surfing and riding my motorcycle.

However, the book applies to others beside myself. Times presently suck. Suckier than the early 90's or even after the tech bubble burst. If you're unemployed or underemployed Erickson helps provide clarity, and, even more importantly, focus on how to get your broke ass out of the jam. Being able to refocus seems to have gotten lost after we've worked for a decade or two. Not in the pages here. Nah-ahh. She helps us re-summon up the same type of motivation we used to snatch jobs in the 90's when the boomers seemingly wouldn't let us have them.

One of the items addressed helped me to have a better understanding of other generations. Particularly the baby boomers. Now don't get me wrong here. I may have a better "understanding" of how baby boomers think, but it's a far cry from having a better "appreciation" of how baby boomers think. Anyhow, what I'm saying is I see now why other generations hold the pathetic thoughts they own and why they also view GenXsters as complex. It's really impossible for me, born in 1972, to expect someone that grew up in a different era to have enough commonalities to say with conviction "I know what you mean". Even if we grew up in the same town, that is. But, we can at least show a little respect. And, believe it or not, I've actually begun doing this at work (just don't expect me to commit to respecting boomers on this blog).

I rec'd reading this. Especially if you're one of those that, even though middle aged, still wonder "What do I want to be when I grow up?".

Buy it here if you wish.

Let her have a second chance

The parade of self-righteous sports writers will will be all over this. Azzholes.
Calling it a “new part of my journey,” the former sprinter Marion Jones signed a free-agent contract to play for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association on Wednesday, resurrecting an athletic career derailed by her admission to using performance-enhancing drugs and a federal prison sentence for lying about it to federal investigators.

A non-douchey Millenial? No way?

So kind of him to slum for us.
At 24, Roland Pemberton is a generation Y kind of guy. So does that make him ahead of his time, or behind it, by defending Generation X in CBC's annual book battle?

Edmonton's poet laureate, a hiphop artist known professionally as Cadence Weapon, says Douglas Coupland's iconic novel speaks to every generation, and that's why he chose it for Canada Reads 2010.

RIP Corey Haim

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like he'll be given the benefit of the doubt that his death may be non-drug related.
LOS ANGELES – Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys" whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38.

Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RIP Biggie

You had the feeling Biggie knew he lived on borrowed time when you heard his first album Ready To Die. This became confirmed when he got gunned down 2 weeks before his second album hit the record stores. The title of this album: Life After Death

The Notorious B.I.G. - gone 13 years

MTV (fuck them, I know) covers the anniversary of his death.
Tuesday (March 9) is a day not to mourn, but to celebrate the life and legacy of one of music's most gifted artists: the Notorious B.I.G.

His voice, his flow, his rhymes, his swag — whatever you wanted, B.I.G. had it to offer. He could tell stories, battle it out, ignite the party or kick game to the ladies. Christopher Wallace was made for rap.

FL cable dude finds toddlers home alone

I'm proud to have grown up a latchkey kid, but this is a little bit over the top.
The worker told police he found the children -- a pair of 3-year-old twin girls and a 1-year-old girl -- inside the home, police said.

The worker said the house was filthy, the children had soiled diapers, the bathroom doors had been locked and the refrigerator was roped shut, according to police.

Pavement on tour

Total music-snob awesomeness.

Like most undergrads here, I have a long wait until my 10-year high school reunion. But from what I’ve heard, or at least seen on TV, reunions aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Unfortunately, the same can often be said about band reunions. Even when all the former members are still alive, chances are they’re shells of their former rock ‘n’ roll selves.

But that isn’t always the case. Just last week, a certain band reunited after a decade of inactivity to embark on an ambitious world tour. I am talking about hugely influential (if commercially unsuccessful) California-bred indie rockers of the ’90s : Pavement.

Monday, March 8, 2010

UPDATE: The bikini line shaver mugshot

And here's the mugshot of the infamous car crasher.

Whoa. I did research. I'm no longer a lazy blogger.

Brat Pack Reunion

Well a bunch of them, at least.
Last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, the producers of the show decided to put together a solo tribute for director John Hughes, who passed away last year at the young age of 59. In the eighties, the director was known for making films that centered on teenage angst, and he used a core group of actors to bring those stories to life. They were called the “Brat Pack” and they ruled the decade thanks to Hughes frequent use of them in his movies. They all showed up last night to…wait, scratch that, all of them didn’t show up! There were several people missing from the tribute and it pissed me off royally…

Oldest peep in the US checks out

Wow! She's WW1 era. Remarkable times to live thru.
WESTMORELAND, N.H. – Mary Josephine Ray, the New Hampshire woman who was certified as the oldest person living in the United States, has died at age 114 years, 294 days.

She died Sunday at a nursing home in Westmoreland but was active until about two weeks before her death, her granddaughter Katherine Ray said.

Nuke Bunker sold on eBay

I'm so old I recall thinking as a kid that we'd some day all turn green from radiation.
LONDON – An underground Cold War nuclear bunker set in the picturesque English countryside has been sold on the auction site eBay.

It was sold by an unidentified private owner for 20,600 pounds ($31,000) Monday after more than 40 bids were received.
Never could figure out why people wanted to live in a world destroyed by nukes? Wouldn't it seem reasonable to want death over living in a bunker?

Doubling down on stupid

Poor little baby boomer. He doesn't like to be exposed for the parasite he became.
Oh the shame of being a baby boomer. What a bunch of shysters we seem to be.

We are the most selfish, greedy, job-hogging, pension-grabbing bunch of egomaniacs history has ever seen. Here we are, cackling to ourselves in our overpriced homes and exploiting our political power to shaft the younger generation. We use our demographic throw-weight to skew the welfare system in our favour and above all we are squandering the natural resources of the planet. You know that Goya picture of the giant eating a naked human being?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Basement Rock

The Naked Burglar

Well at least he seems harmless.
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A man found naked in a home in Columbia County apparently helped himself to food, watched television and took a shower in a home he didn't own Friday night.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested 25-year-old Shane Tyler Tinsman on charges of burglary of a dwelling and criminal mischief.

Accident caused by woman driving while shaving bikini area

More dangerous than cellphone users. (hat tip- Sisu)
As authorities nationwide warn motorists of the dangers of driving while texting, Florida Keys law enforcement officers add a new caution: Don't try to shave your privates, either.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a two-vehicle crash Tuesday at Mile Marker 21 on Cudjoe Key was caused by a 37-year-old woman driver who was shaving her bikini area while her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

And here's a boomer that realizes they suck

More fallout from Brokaw's 2 hour examination of the worst generation ever.
And all Brokaw could call us was "unrealized?" Tom is being too polite. He's only 6 years older than the oldest of the boomers, but come on Tom, come at us, will you? I guess you have to go easy on us if you want us to buy the product.

We deserve to be slapped around way harder than that for the way in which we have pissed away the legacy.

Brokaw let us off easy. Way too easy.

Old trick, new twist (of the wrist)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Boomers are hating on douchebag Tom Brokaw

They must be pissed about him calling someone else "The Greatest Generation".
I wasted two good hours watching CNBC's "Boomers" last night. Maybe I've seen too many episodes of "Lie to Me" but I just couldn't ignore the scowl on Tom Brokaw's face when both Bill Clinton and Tom Hanks were speaking. Clinton I kind of understand, but to scowl at our beloved Tom Hanks? Forrest Gump Tom Hanks? Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks? Brokaw grimaces and treats both men as lightweights with too much freedom and too many toys. In fact he treats most of my generation that way.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"My real passion is my hobby..."

Heavy Chop

RIP- Jon Swift

One of the funniest bloggers ever died.
The great Jon Swift has died. That's the "blogging" angle to a personal tragedy. In reality, the voice of Jon Swift - the hilarious faux conservative blogger whose talent and passion were evident in every post - belonged to Al Weisel

He used to write hilarious Amazon reviews. Classic stuff.

Not just drunk, this is Florida drunk

When you're this drunk how is it possible to even get the keys in the ignition?
She consented to a breathalyzer test and her results were .331 and .330, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy said she had a quarter-full whiskey bottle in her car, was barely able to stand and had urinated on herself, so he didn’t ask her to perform field sobriety exercises.

Part II of a dude turning 40

Now with more venom.
I’m not sure how often they realized that the feeling was acutely mutual. Ask most Gen Xers at that time what they thought about the Boomers and you’d likely get a two-word answer: sell outs. To us, the generation that supposedly changed the world seemed mighty content occupying high-salaried positions in corporations they once criticized as flaccid and corrupt. We wanted to remind them that they’d benefited from an enormous post-war boost, and that their success wasn’t achieved in a vacuum. Their short memories made critiquing the upstart underlings convenient, but the truth of the matter wasn’t lost on us.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Speaking of Smashing Pumpkins

...the Silversun Pickups aped a lot of their sound this past decade. They may be Los Angeles hipsters but at least they chose a wise influence.

Hmmm...they also seemed to have ripped of Sonic Youth for a video influence. Maybe I don't like them much after all.

Smashing Pumpkins New songy

Listen here.

Mah favorite ride now comes in a carbon fiber, convertible package

Whoa. I'll start a tip jar on this site and hope someone really generous gives me enough loot to get one.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

A different take on a weasel head coach

As a Floridian I hate the Univ of TN. Just the way it goes. I piled on their lack of judgement for hiring Lane Kiffin, and especially after he screwed them over and left for USC. Turns out Lane just may have demonstrated typical Gen X behavior.
I’m true Generation X. My father worked for one company his entire career. He was loyal to the company he worked for and they were loyal to him for a good portion of it. But in the last 10-15 years, something changed. I watched his company steadily cut benefits and eventually lay him off without a second glance. I saw how his loyalty was rewarded – with a pink slip. Instead of lamenting this, I learned to accept that’s how business is. I have changed companies two times, each time for more money and a better overall job and didn’t think twice. I’m a free agent. If I see a better opportunity I will leave my current job in a second. My coworkers? Nice folks, but my family and career comes first.

Wonder what thoughts will go thru my head right before turning 40?

Ahhh, who cares? When I reflect back things already seem 60 years removed from the present. No way I was in kindergarten only 32 years ago.
Born Like This, Into This: Thoughts from a Gen Xer Turning 40, Part 1

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Tonight I go to hell"

My music hang-up this week became the Afghan Whigs. Hope you like them too.

Rizzz-ock out

Spin 100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005

This list looks a lot less sucky than what was put out over just the last 10 years.

Only in FL will feeding the homeless get you thrown in jail

I know I can act like an asshole, but I do have sympathy for those that can barely get by living. And nothing makes me more angry than when someone says something along the lines of "people are homeless because they want to be". I've helped out at homeless shelters since college and I came away with knowing that my middle class feet have never walked in their shoes that led to homelessness.
The Miami City Commission is set to consider a proposal next month that would prohibit unauthorized people and groups from feeding the homeless downtown, an ordinance proponents say will cut down on litter and ensure the safety of the food the homeless do eat.

Miami residents may have to think twice before giving up their leftovers to the homeless.

The Miami City Commission is set to consider a proposal next month that would prohibit unauthorized people and groups from feeding the homeless downtown, an ordinance proponents say will cut down on litter and ensure the safety of the food the homeless do eat.

And staying with the theme of shitty teevee programming...'s NBC. The only network that rivals MTV for suckiness. Although it seems like they went the opposite route of MTV by marketing to baby boomers.
It really boils down to this: Can Leno, 59, and Seinfeld, 55, both one-time NBC staples, save the network?

Leno returns Monday to late-night TV after a much-publicized misadventure, while Seinfeld's highly plugged panel show, "The Marriage Ref," makes its debut on Thursday at 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time.