Monday, April 26, 2010

Out to Chicago 4 a few days

Gotta do some drinking. I'm very lucky to have friends that have also avoided growing up.

I have no idea where in my county this was?

I checked out my 2 usual spots and saw nothing close to this.


Lucky it wasn't a ceramic gator.
PORT ST. LUCIE — A 57-year-old man was charged with aggravated domestic battery Friday night after police say he hit the son of his roommate in the head with a five-pound ceramic frog.

Can't surf in this

No. I'm not for offshore drilling off of Florida's coasts.
There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather.

A drilling rig leased by the oil company BP exploded and sank off the Louisiana coast last week. Some 1,000 barrels of oil a day are leaking into the sea from the damaged well, officials say.

Gen X radio

I'll have to stream this station.
No, you’re not hearing things — Kelly Urich and sidekick Kimberly “Mackenzie” Justice are together again on the radio. The former Mix 93.3 duo is on afternoons on 99.7 Kiss FM, which just started calling itself “Gen X Radio.”

Sunday, April 25, 2010

C.C. Deville is an underrated guitarist

If I said that back in 1987 my Metal Head buds would have taken my guitar away.

Get well soon

Damn, this sounds terrible.
Joann Mignano, Michaels' New York-based publicist, confirmed a report on People magazine's website that said the former Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care late Thursday after a severe headache. The report said doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem.

Mignano said tests are being conducted but did not know where he was being treated.

The 47-year-old glam-rock reality TV star had an emergency appendectomy at a private care facility for diabetics last week after complaining of stomach pains before he
was scheduled to perform at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. Michaels later wrote on his website that though the surgery "has taken its toll," doctors expected him to make a full recovery.

Snot-nosed Punk

Did she really leave boogers all over her until the cops arrived?
CRESTVIEW -- A 44-year-old man was charged with battery April 10 after his girlfriend told police he had sealed off one nostril and blown the contents of the other nostril all over her.

The nostril contained blood and other bodily fluids, according to his Crestview Police Department arrest report. He had been in another altercation, which caused his nose to bleed.

The woman had blood splattered on her face, chest, arms and pants, but no signs of any injury that could have caused the blood to be hers, the officer noted.

He is due in court May 4.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ultimate Wave - Tahiti

In 3D. Starring greatest surfer ever and Floridian, Kelly Slater. I'm there.

If you get busted for drugs, what should you not bring to court?

Hmmmm....thinking....thinking...... (via)
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, three woman were arrested after they were found with drugs when, ironically enough, they showed up for drug court Tuesday morning.

Veronica Smith, 25, was arrested on an active warrant, deputies said. As deputies were searching her, they found a syringe, a bottle of urine, four Roxicodone pills, 23 Soma pills and a spoon.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is there a cool Gen Y'er we could trade Jennifer Aniston for?

Cuz I'm embarrassed to share a generation with her.
JENNIFER Aniston is growing increasingly depressed over the state of her love life — insiders say.

The actress — who has dated a string of Hollywood bachelors since her 2005 divorce from Brad Pitt — is said to be down in the dumps due to her inability to find the man of her dreams.“Jennifer has got it all — the money, the fame, the cars, the clothes. But all she really wants is someone to share it with,” a source said.

“She’s becoming very depressed that every man she dates ends up letting her down. She’s desperate to settle down again and she’d like nothing more than to have a baby.”

Business Meeting Etiquette

Personally I'm not bothered by this. If you want to get out of work on time you have to multi-task at any available moment.
Do you leave it in front of you so you can give it the occasional peck whenever it buzzes? Or are you bold enough in the board room to hold it up while you type your replies, a practice that's provoked comedian Jerry Seinfeld to respond, "Can I just pick up a magazine and read it in front of your face while you're talking to me?"

Unless you work in a company that bans BlackBerry use in meetings, you've seen all these behaviors. Most likely, you've been that person. But is it bad etiquette? Don't the pressures of time and overflowing inboxes make this a necessary evil of the 21st century workplace?

Most of the offenders I've witnessed are actually checking on work things and not looking at scores on ESPN. The workplace will forever evolve and this is just the latest permanent trend that's getting pushback at the moment.

Not a bad lineup of dopey 90's movies

The state of Washington is humping the Gen X leg a little.
If you loved the '90s -- plaid shirts, coffeehouses, jokes about Generation X -- here’s a way to travel back in time and enjoy the decade. The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival is back, with "I Heart the '90s" as this year’s theme.

From April 30 to Sept. 3, you can catch 19 free movies from the previous decade. Movies from a variety of genres include "Romeo + Juliet," "The Wedding
" and "Edward Scissorhands." Teen classic "Clueless" kicks off the big-screen action.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Regular posting begins again tomorrow

So enjoy some barely organized noise for now.

Gen X protest songs had a knack for not sounding like hippies with flowers in their hair.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Evil Returns

Buy your tickets here.


Rob Zombie
Lamb of God
Five Finger Death Punch
Norma Jean
In This Moment
3 Inches of Blood
Shadows Fall
Winds of Plague

Any GenX Iowans out there?

Cuz they lookin' for ya.
Christian Fong says The Iowa Dream Project is targeting Iowans who’re considered Millennials or part of Generation X. “The goal of the project is twofold. One, it’s just to get young people involved and engaged. I think every Iowan of any age will look and say, ‘Iowa’s going to be a better place when our young people are involved and engaged in making their communities better,’” Fong says. “But secondly it’s about making the tone something that is inviting to the next generation.”

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why is this national news?

I understand why a missing girl in central Florida is relevant to the locals, but I have no clue why all the cable networks became entranced by this story? All it does is scare the fuck out of parents nationwide and they in turn set irrational rules for their kids like not letting them ride their bikes to school.
Rescuers carried an 11-year-old girl out of dense, swampy forest in Florida on Tuesday, four days after she disappeared.

The team, carrying Nadia Bloom in a cloth stretcher, trudged through brush for nearly two hours to bring her out of the area near Lake Jesup, northeast of Orlando, Florida, said Chief Kevin P. Brunelle of the Winter Springs Police Department.

Don't worry, a boomer will take his old job. They love that work shit.

Unless I'm offered the CEO position at Playboy, there is no amount of $ I can be offered to make me want to work the hours that upper management does.
Could this be the corporate world’s initiation into the era of the Generation X chief executive, who works to live rather than lives to work? For past generations, sacrificing one’s family life was an expected consequence of climbing the corporate ladder. But Durfy, who leaves with noticeably more grey hairs on his 43-year-old head than when he started, could be a harbinger of senior executives to come.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Don't smoke up myself, but I don't give a fuck if that's your thing

Natalie Merchant Poetry Covers

I don't think this is a dumb idea.
Natalie Merchant released her first solo album in nine years this week, a collection of tunes adapted from 19th to 20th century poetry, both American and British, about childhood according to Gather News. Leave Your Sleep was released on Tuesday via Nonsuch Records, and is two discs worth of musical adaptations. The poets “covered” include Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Graves, Ogden Nash and Christina Rossetti.

Won't put a pic up for this post

Except for pissing while camping, my unit hasn't seen the sun. Don't think I'm gonna chance a serious burn 'down there' now.
Spend a week at a nudist resort and all you'll need -- sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, shoes and toiletries -- will fit in a bag easily stowed under the seat in front of you, said Erich Schuttauf, executive director for the AANR.

Nakations are not just for aging hippies, but for Gen X-ers and echo-boomers as well, according to the AANR. It says that 23 percent of echo boomers and 18 percent of X-ers are looking for a nude recreation experience, proving that the times they are a-changing.

Slacker Sarah

She took a long time to graduate college. She job hops often. Definitely a GenXster.
The problem is, her speeches are satisfying in the moment but they have no resonance -- because they're all about her. Palin has the self-confidence of the millennial generation, and the fire of the baby boom generation, but she gives speeches like she's a Gen-X slacker. If she wants to be president, she has to channel the idealism of the boomers, and the sarcasm of Gen X, but focus them not on her enemies, or on the wrongs done to her, but on corruption in government. She's capable of this, but she doesn't seem to want to go there.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ever mention how bad my hearing is?

A non-sucky baby boomer

Without him much of the music we listened to would never have existed.
The former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren may have been exposed to the asbestos which killed him while smashing up Sex, his infamous King's Road punk design shop, his partner, Young Kim, has told The Independent on Sunday.

McLaren, who died last week, aged 64, of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, is believed to have been exposed to the deadly material when he shattered the ceiling of Sex, the shop he shared with his then partner, designer Vivienne Westwood.

Robber caught by fat guy on a scooter

Yes, this happened at Walmart.
While we were interviewing Salvatore, a man on a bicycle grabbed a money container from Salvatore's 10-year-old nephew who was helping the family with the fundraiser. The suspect ran from the Wal-Mart and bystanders and family gave chase.

So did Charles on his 50cc scooter.

Who determines worthiness for this?

Apparently this is a big deal if you're a Hollywood scum.
Crowe, who has starred in "Gladiator," "The Insider" and in the upcoming film, "Robin Hood," will get the 2,404th star on the famous walkway.

He will be joined by Jay Leno and Ron Howard in front of the Kodak Theatre.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back to Metal

Shot through the heart!

And Bon Jovi's to blame!
TAMPA — A fundamentalist antigay church is planning to visit Tampa to protest a church, a rock concert and a handful of schools this month.

Westboro Baptist Church, which gained notoriety for protesting at military funerals, listed Plant High School among its April 19 stops on the "picket schedule," school officials warned parents this week.

It also plans to visit Tampa Catholic School, the University of South Florida and Without Walls International Church to protest Catholicism and Judaism. A protest is also scheduled at the St. Pete Times Forum's Bon Jovi concert on April 17.

Everything will go swimmingly soon. Or not.

Way too optimistic for me to take seriously.
Bring on the labour shortage, some younger members of the workforce might be thinking.

For years, we've heard about a pending shortage as the demographic powerhouse known as the baby-boomer generation retires. Experts lament the lost economic potential due as jobs go unfilled.

But for members of generation X -- 30-to-45-year-olds, who will essentially be running the show when boomers bow out -- there's a lot of upside to this.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Emo GF's favorite song of the day

At least she had a # to call

From yesterday.

Hard to find a hero

Wasn't kidding when I said before that the only people you should admire should also be dead. They'll never have a chance to disappoint you.
Former Giants running back, and current NBC broadcaster, Tiki Barber is leaving his wife for a former NBC intern named Traci Johnson (seen at right). It's typical gossip fodder except that Ginny Barber, Tiki's wife of 11 years, is eight months pregnant. With twins.

If you thought Jaimee Grubbs got a lot of attention for having an affair with Tiger Woods, wait until Google gets a hold of Johnson, a former co-worker of Barber's who has been described by the New York Post as "sexy" and "a model-thin bombshell." And Tiki broke the news to everyone in the classiest, most thoughtful way possible: via press release

Here's the deal, and possibly new rule for guys that do well with the opposite sex(and probably for women, too, I just don't feel comfortable speaking for the other 1/2 of the population): No marriage certificate should be issued to you until you turn 30. Until that time you are to screw everyone that's willing, up to and including the chunky girl you meet at 3AM at Waffle House.

This is the only way I know that'll possibly prevent a mid-life crisis. If you've already 'done it all', you, in theory, should be less likely to stray later in life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

High on Fire

Buy their new album. And their old ones.

Lots of Gen X going to the Hall of Fame

I guess this means our best athletes are officially old.
Pippen, Karl Malone and two of the best U.S. Olympic teams -- including that famed 1992 Dream Team -- were selected Monday as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2010.

Florida Tourists are funny

Mostly you're easy to spot. Your skin is either bed sheet-white or peeling off from a sunburn that looks more like exposure to radiation. Some of you dress funny. Socks with sandals must be popular up north. And please remember to take the tag off of your recently purchased Hawaiian shirt and Panama Jack hat.

Yet, some of you try to blend in, and some succeed. But I found a sure way of identifying tourists- when you're sitting in a beach chair many tourists hold open the 1st chapter of a book they purchased at the airport. Literally their left hand holds no more than 25 pages and the right holds onto the other 250.

Let's face it, you're never gonna finish this book. You haven't read anything since your kid made you read to him How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You. Next time just pick up a lame Hollywood gossip magazine and stop thinking that your Florida vacation is going to somehow transform you into an intellect.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Latchkey Man takes you clubbing 90's style

She's gonna be on the rebound!

In case she stumbles across this site I'll give her my details:

WM, 6'2, blue eyes, likes water sports and long, drunken walks on the beach.
Sandra Bullock has had it.

The Academy Award-winning actress has prepared divorce papers against her cheating hubby, while it was revealed today that the couple has a pre-nup agreement that specifies he gets no money should they split because of infidelity.

A few days late for this important anniversary

He'd be so disappointed that my state turned out to be a refuge for lunatics, barely-breathing old goons and drugged-up spring breakers.
Near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast, and claims the territory for the Spanish crown.

Although other European navigators may have sighted the Florida peninsula before, Ponce de Leon is credited with the first recorded landing and the first detailed exploration of the Florida coast. The Spanish explorer was searching for the "Fountain of Youth," a fabled water source that was said to bring eternal youth. Ponce de Leon named the peninsula he believed to be an island "La Florida" because his discovery came during the time of the Easter feast, or Pascua Florida.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Summer Attire

Buy here if you wish. (Personally I hate shirts with attention grabbing phrases on them).

Another retread movie from our youth

I loved the original, so I don't have a reason to see this one.
The original "Clash of the Titans" enchanted Gen-X kids with handmade effects, a heroic quest and a mechanical sidekick that was like an owlish R2D2. In the new "Clash of the Titans," the effects are computerized, the hero is questionable and, instead of an owl, we get a turkey.
Why is Hollywood so impossibly lazy? Surely there has to be some writers who can deliver an original script. Fuck an A, these remakes are getting old.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

From Sebastian Inlet

Payback for the spankings he received as a child

No, it's not a relative of mine. (via)
PORT ST. LUCIE — A 52-year-old Port St. Lucie man is accused of pouring a cup of urine on the head of his disabled father, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department arrest affidavit.

Your Financial Future

They're saying it's sorta hopeless. Unless you plan on working til you're 85.
Gen X has indeed gotten the short end of the retirement stick to date. But they also have more time to keep plugging away at retirement saving, and that gives them a slight edge over younger Boomers. I say slight, because both age cohorts are highly unlikely to be able to match the financial security that the Old Boomers had at age 60 (CRR measures security as assets relative to income.) Gen X would need stocks to deliver an 11 percent annualized gain up through age 60, and young boomers would require a 13.2 percent annualized gain, according to the study’s authors. Neither is exactly plausible, as they are about double what the New Normalists keep telling us is likely.