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Date: 2009-09-21 10:06
Subject: Oktoberfest, 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com
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Oktoberfest, 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com.

It's Oktoberfest, queue the young women in cute outfits!

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-09-18 09:06
Subject: Weekly Cool Links #15 - Protecting Marriage by Banning Divorce?
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Tags:2009, babes, bad news, college football, cool stuff, food, friends, funny, funny stuff, interesting websites, internet news, iphone, life, me, medical, pictures, politics, sports, stupid things, tech, ucla sucks!, usc trojans, videos, weekly cool links
Well another two weeks have passed by and it's once again time for my weekly cool links! But first what's happening in my life. Last Saturday I had some friends come over and we watched the UCLA, Notre Dame, and USC games, let's just say when the day was done and USC ended up beating Ohio State my day was complete. Besides that, I went to the dentist for the first time in over 10 years (a number of different reasons why I didn't go for so long) and fortunately for me I didn't have any major issues with my teeth, but I did have to come in a second time for extra cleaning. We sent to the Orange International Street Fair on the Sunday before Labor Day, I have pictures from our fun, and hopefully I'll get those posted soon. We are planning a trip to Ireland next year, probably some time around May, and should be purchasing our tickets any day now. That's about it here, so now on to the links.

Politics / Funny
2010 CA Protection of Marriage Act, someone has decided to take protecting marriage one step further by trying to get a bill on the ballot to ban marriage. Sure it's to poke at the Prop 8 people, but honestly, divorce ruins marriage and hurts more children then any gay marriage ever would.

Cool Stuff
Comparisons of Inaugural Addresses, this is a pretty cool diagram of every presidential inauguration speech that compares the words used against all the other presidential inauguration speeches.
Handwriting Tips Penmanship - NYTimes.com, I've always been fascinated with handwriting and really liked this article about how the human mind sees it, and the best forms of handwriting to use so people can understand it. I'm glad the writing I use is already considered the most efficient.
Online Dating Advice: Exactly What To Say In A First Message OkTrends, for all my single friends out there, looking to score online, this is a must read. They analyzed a number of 1st messages sent on a dating site and found the words to use or not use to get the most responses back.
Swingvine shows you what's popular on the web, right now.

Tech / Funny
Penn & Teller, this iPhone application will trick your friends into thinking you have Penn & Teller on your speed dial to help you do magic tricks.

Funny Stuff
Hot Chicks Picking Up Dog Shit
, Taking hot chicks with douchebags another direction. Also don't forget to check out their sister site, Hot Chicks with Dogs with Boners... Sadly I'm not kidding.
Probably Bad News: News fails, because journalism isn't dying fast enough.
, I've been criticized for my writing abilities, but these guys get paid to write...
What Stormtroopers do on Their Day Off | WildAmmo.com
, Who hasn't wondered what they do?

Food Stuff
Food In Real Life, Great site that compares what's on the box, to what's in it.


Amazing San Francisco Blue Angels Flybys!

Maxim Magazines Campus Cuties 2009.

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-09-05 15:54
Subject: Twitter / Reggie Bush: My prayers go out to all t ...
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Twitter / Reggie Bush: My prayers go out to all t ....

I'm glad his USC Edumication taught him well... Oh well they aren't all smart. I loved ya at USC Reggie but well you need one of the guys in your entourage or Kim to proofread your Tweets before you send them...

[caption id="attachment_804" align="aligncenter" width="522" caption="Reggie Bush, effected does not mean what you think it means..."]Reggie Bush, effected does not mean what you think it means...[/caption]

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-09-04 10:49
Subject: Weekly Cool Links #14 - 1537 out of 1,000,000!
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So the big news this weekend is the Orange International Street Fair! I may be going there tonight with one of my brother in laws and a friend and then we will also be going Sunday afternoon like we have traditionally the last 4 years! Really looking forward to the food and beer and fun of just having a good time. Besides that not much happening, I accidentally left the freezer open 3 inches yesterday when I left for work, so I had to throw out all the food in the freezer! It has been extremely hot at our house, usually 90+ degrees inside till nearly 9PM, we are still trying to figure out ways to cool our place down with just fans, it's frustrating because it's cooler outside but we can't get the cooler air inside even with three fans throughout the house. So that's it for this week, now on to an abbreviated labor day weekend edition of Weekly Cool Links...!

First off with the start of the NCAA College Football Season I have to kick off my links with this awesome video.

USC opens their quest for the Division 1 championship on Saturday at 12:30 PM (pacific). Talking about college football anyone that loves college football should really check out my friend Brian's website, In the Bleachers, the #1 College Football blog and podcast in the world!


[caption id="attachment_795" align="alignright" width="112" caption="Tactical Bacon, there for you when you need it!"]Tactical Bacon, there for you when you need it![/caption]

I already know how to cook a whole chicken, but I've never cooked a whole one in a slow cooker, it's a great way to get it done with minimal effort. I'd also suggest checking out the main $5 dinner site, she does a great job sharing the wealth on the ways she's able to make good cheap family diners. Bacon is the coolest thing on the internet since sliced bread, and now you can make sure you are able to enjoy the salty smokey goodness of bacon during the next natural disaster with Tactical Bacon! (thanks to my friend Dippy for the link). And while you are eating your bacon, why don't you learn how to cook up a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the oven... Wait are those oven cooked eggs?!

According to Carnegie Mellon's Death Risk Rankings, the chances of a age 30-39, white, male, from California dying in the next year is 1,537 out of 1,000,000 (wait I fit that description!). In addition here at the top 5 and the number out of 1,000,000.

Cause of Death - MicroMort
Total - 1,537
Accidents - 408
Circulatory system diseases - 187
Suicide - 173
Cancers - 143
Infectious and parasitic diseases - 141
Homicide - 101

Geeky Stuff

[caption id="attachment_796" align="alignleft" width="63" caption="Time Travel!"]Time Travel![/caption]

I love this travel time-line that someone put together based on popular TV shows and movies (I've included to the left for those too lazy to visit the site.) If you've ever wanted to check if your favorite user name is available at 130 websites all at one time, then namechk is the site to go. Warning it could be used for both good and evil! Good in the fact that you can find 130 websites to register your user name at, bad for the fact that you can find 130 websites to register someone elses user name at so they can't!

Funny Stuff
Kelly and I are thinking about having a child... Actually no we aren't but what better way to bullshit your way out of work and responsibilities than the Office Kid, complete with pictures and drawings! If having a fake kid isn't your idea of funny then check out the People of Walmart a place to see pictures of those interesting individuals that shop the crappiest store on earth.

Tech Stuff
Just an FYI for those that keep sending me MMS messages to my iPhone, Sept. 25th is the big day that I will actually be able to see them from my phone! About damn time AT&T!

And lastly I leave with you a couple more videos.

Pretty cool Old Spice commercial (I really enjoy their advertising and commercials)

College Humors modern take on West Side Story with Web Site Story! I highly recommend checking it out! You got to go to their site I can't embed it.

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-09-03 13:47
Subject: TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar
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TV Squad

via TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar.

A complete 2009-10 season calendar. (also I'm testing a new Google Reader tool).

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-08-25 15:36
Subject: Weekly Cool Links #13 â“ Fore!
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So for those that aren't in the know, I bought some new golf clubs a couple weeks ago. I've been to the driving range 2-3 times a week since the clubs arrived and I'm just about feeling like I'm ready to do some golfing again. Now all I need is people to golf with!

If you don't have me on your Facebook you missed me rating the most recent movies I've watched.

District 9 9 out of 10.
Adam 7 out of 10.
Confessions of a Shopaholic 6 out of 10.
The Goods 6 out of 10.
Fired Up 6 out of 10.

And now for my weekly cool links!

Did you know you can make butter in 5 minutes with chilled heavy cream and some salt? I thought that was pretty interesting, especially since I have some heavy cream in the fridge right now, waiting for me to make some sauce with, but I'm sure I will have some leftover.

I know it seems like I'm constantly posting ways to rate as well as find new movie recommendations well this week isn't any different, Criticker will help you! Just rate some movies 0-100 and it will find more you might like!

Anheuser-Busch announced that they are coming out with "team color" Bud Light cans this college football season. I wonder if they have USC color cans? Talking about USC, SoCal Sports Hub posted an article about 100 Types of UCLA Fans.

Typedia is a font lovers dream. It's a wikipedia type resource of typefaces. Talking about fonts if you are trying to figure out the font from a graphic nothing beats What the Font. If you familiar with using the maps from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc but would like to use something less commercial that isn't copyrighted, then you might want to take a chance with Open Street Map. If you love Radio Shack and like history then you could probably spend hours looking through the catalogs at the Radio Shack Catalog page.

Cool Stuff
This site shows you how to figure out what hotel you are being offered to stay at when using Hotwire.com. Very useful since I'm always worried it might not be exactly the hotel or place I want to be staying at! Bargaineering shares a list of the FICO risk factor codes, which also helps us determine things we need to try and prevent on our credit reports! And for those of you smart people that use Mozilla Firefox instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer this add-on will make your online purchases that much better, InvisibleHand will automatically show you if you can find an item cheaper online somewhere else.

Funny Stuff
Pets Creature Shelter CatsI've probably posted this in the past but Hot Chicks with Douchebags is always a great site to check out and get some laughs. Also it can help you decide if you are with a douchebag or if you might be considered a douchebag. This poster (to the right) by the Michigan Humane Society is awesome. We have two pre-owned cats and a pre-owned dog, save a cat or dog from being euthanized and ADOPT from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder. And now the last of the funny stuff for the week, I bring you Translation Party, the site that you have to check out to completely understand. But let's say you take a famous movie quote, such as one of my favorites from the Keanu Reeves classic, The Replacements (I know it's also from a Black Flag song, but that's besides the point).

Shane Falco: Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory ... lasts forever.

into Japanese


back into English

Makes healing the pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory ... lasts forever.

back into Japanese


back into English

Heal the pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory ... lasts forever.

back into Japanese


back into English

Heel pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory ... lasts forever.

back into Japanese


back into English

Heel pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory ... lasts forever.

Basically it finds an equilibrium with translations. Share some of your favorites you discover in the comments section!

Well that quote didn't work out as great as I thought it would, but trust me it can really do a number on some sayings.

Sadly, although I have known of it since it launched I've never checked out the webshow The Guild, but this music video is hilarious for anyone that has spent a lonely (or not lonely) night creating characters (avatars) in games.

And lastly but not the least a video that is probably 100 times better then the actual GI Joe movie that recently came out. And yes that is Ben Stiller.

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-08-25 10:49
Subject: Fall 2009 - What I'll Be Watching
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First let's go through what we already are watching and then I'll finish off what what we will try out and see from the new 2009 Fall line-up. Expect an October follow-up on how I feel about everything.

How I Met Your Mother - Still one of my favorites, I hear that we will meet the 'mother' this season.
Big Bang Theory - Best comedy show on TV, let's hope they don't screw it up.
Chuck (but not till the SPRING! :( ) - Chuck had his death sentence put on hold, now he's been given 13 episodes to prove his worth... Oh yeah and it looks like Chuck's got the girl!

Scrubs (when it returns) - I've grown to love the characters so it might be difficult to watch this "new" version...
Better Off Ted (when it returns) - The best new comedy of 2009, take Arrested Development and add in a big dose of The Office, and a little bit of Car Poolers and Knights of Prosperity and you have an awesome show.

America's Next Top Model (Kelly!) - I think they should go more lingerie fashion then high fashion...
Lost? - The most confusing show on TV is still good.

Fringe - The best 1 hour drama of 2009, can it stave off the sophomore jinx?
The Office - Still great comedy although last season was a little off more then it was on.

Smallville - Clark wearing a superhero outfit? Zod? Lois Lane is hot!
Dollhouse - 13 episodes of Joss Whedon greatness. Let's hope the ratings improve for a full season in 2011!

New shows we will try...

Glee - We actually haven't even watching the pilot, even though it was on TV already and online to watch all summer...

FlashForward - Promising premise that can tide me over till Lost comes back on?
Community - Joel McHale should be entertaining.

So for those of you playing at home, Heroes isn't on my list of shows I watch anymore. Sarah Connor is dead. My Name is Earl was canned (but was sucking on fumes anyway).

This does not include those shows that we watch that are on during the summer and winter times which include; Burn Notice, Eureka, Entourage, and True Blood (Kelly).
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-08-14 15:35
Subject: 2009 2nd Half Movie Picks
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Tags:2009, babes, cool stuff, kelly, movie reviews, movies
Ok this isnt going to be an all encompassing list of movies, just those that I reviewed trailers of and where I think they stand. Most of this list will include movies that will be released sometime during the second half of 2009 but some may be from 2010.

District 9
, Sci-fi alien invasion flick!
, Apocalypse everyone going to die flick!
The Goods: Live Hard * Sell Hard
, Ari Gold selling cars flick!
Fantastic Mr. Fox
, putting this here because its a Wes Anderson movie, although Im not sold completely on it yet.
Inglourius Basterds
, Have a feeling there is going to be a lot of blood in this one, but looks good.
The Lovely Bones
, not my typical movie, but Peter Jackson and interesting take on a story equals something I want to try and catch.
, Mike Judge is an untapped talent in the movie business, Office Space and Idiocracy are gems.
Big Fan
, Patton Oswalt is taking this serious acting thing pretty seriously.
The Invention of Lying, Cant be any worse then Funny people, so thats make its good enough to see.
Where the Wild Things Are
, I feel a little pathetic putting this here, Im not obsessed with the book like some seem to be, but the trailers look promising.
Alice in Wonderland
Sherlock Holmes
, Its the feel good hit of Christmas Sorry the action packed blockbuster of Christmas!
Whip It
, Ellen Page learning to be a roller derby girl, in Drew Barrymores directorial debut. Ok!
How To Be a Serial Killer
, Interesting looking indie.
, OMG, its the Sims in real life!
, Looks like it could be fun. Everyone wants to kill zombies!
Couples Retreat
, it has too many people I like to say no. But it will probably suck.
Youth in Revolt
, Havent seen a trailer but lots of people I like in it.
, its the disaster flick of the season!
, Dont really know anything about the story, but the technological advancement of film being done by James Cameron for this is reason enough.

The Time Travelers Wife
, Hey its sort of like a movie version of Journeyman.
Gentlemen Broncos
, Looks like it could be interesting, as long as is doesnt suck donkey ass like Napoleon Dynamite did
All About Steve
, Its a Kelly movie, but I like some of the actors, worth giving a try.
A Serious Man
, um Im not sure Its a Coen Bros. movie though.
Tron Legacy
, I cant even remember the original. Im on the fence for now. Go ahead take away my geek card, although I think Tron falls under the nerd card
The Damn United
, Hey, hey, its a REAL football movie, not that sissy stuff we play in the states. Looks entertaining, and I like sports stories.
Worlds Greatest Dad
, Looks like it could be an entertaining black comedy, even with Robin Williams
An Education
, Chick flick, partially wrote by the guy that wrote High Fidelity Worth a shot, but will probably catch on TV, unless Kelly wants to see it in the theater.

, Sorry Ashton I dont need to watch your life story
Jennifers Body
, Even hot chicks (although Im not a big Megan Fox fan) cant get me interesting in horror flicks.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel
, No.
Halloween II
, Really? They are doing it again, again?? Only thing that makes it remotely of interest is Rob Zombie is doing it
, Uh come on.

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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-08-10 15:23
Subject: Weekly Cool Links #12, 08.10.09 edition - An MBA in 2 Minutes!
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Tags:2009, babes, baseball, computer, dodgers, family, food, friends, funny, going out, interesting websites, iphone, kelly, life, local, me, movie reviews, movies, music, software, sports, tech, tv, tv shows, vacation, videos, weekly cool links, work
So I failed! Ive failed to get my weekly cool links out at least every other Friday! Flog me if you want, but I have a good excuse. I was very busy last week with work and in turn wasnt able to prepare my links for release by Friday, so here I am releasing them on Monday instead. Last week I was was in training Tuesday through Friday with a contractor from Hills and Associates doing the Time Warner Cable Business Class certification courses. Even though I pretty much knew everything about our business class product, its still good to get a refresher every so often. Plus now I know even more about our services and probably about 150 more acronyms about networking and the telecom industry In addition I spoke to the trainer during one of the breaks about some career advise, because Im looking for some more technical training and discovered some certifications from (ISC) that Im researching and possibly will be taking the exam for (the SSCP first) and then studying for more. In addition to that he taught us everything you learn in MBA school and officially gave us all MBAs

MBA in 2 Minutes

1. Revenue - Costs = Profits
2. Businesses without customers are not in business
3. You must do everything you can to attract and retain customers

Besides work not much happened the last couple weeks, we had a couple various family gatherings, a relaxing 1 week vacation, and saw a couple movies. Funny People (3 Stars) and 500 Days of Summer (3.5 Stars) you can check out my movie reviews here (more reviews to come as I catch up!). Lastly Im getting into golfing and bought some new irons last week, that should be arriving at my house today and Im looking forward to playing 1-2 times a month if possible.

On to the Weekly Cool Links!!!!

I have a bunch of music links this week, most of them about finding new music, something I struggle with because of my specific eclectic preference. Im always interested in finding more music I might like, iTunes DOES NOT CUT IT with their recommendations, even Genius is just sort of ok, but Lifehacker put together an article on articles and ways to help, with their Top 10 Tricks for Making Your Playlists Rock. There is Project Playlist which can help you find music, generate playlists and create ringtones for you. Lastly if you are looking into turning an old computer into a media server you might want to check out Amahi, doesnt require much power or high priced tech to get running, and can stream to just about anything, in addition is has lots of features that compare to those of Windows Home Server! And lastly, I thought I would share an artist I discovered yesterday, this girl can do wonders with just a ukulele and has a very pretty voice. She is also playing in Long Beach in a week or so.

Not much on the movies front this week, but how could we all have missed the production of Lesbian Vampire Killers! Most of the reviews say its pretty bad, but come on with a name like that it has to be at least entertaining.

orel-hershiserI found this gallery archive of Iconic Dodgers Photos from Sports Illustrated. My favorites include the picture of Sandy Koufaxs no hitter, if you look closely on the chalkboard someone wrote and then erased that he went 0 for 4 in the game. Also love the picture of two of the best pitchers ever in baseball, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. Glad that they included one of my favorite Dodger of all time, Orel Hershiser.

If you happen to know anyone that is looking for a job, perhaps Veridian Dynamics might be just the place. Well regardless if it is, I highly recommend that you check out the two episodes of Better off Ted that will be on this week (Tuesday 08/11/09 at 9:00 P.M.). Or maybe you are like me and you just accidentally want to somehow download all the TV shows you are interested in so you can watch them later on your own time and without advertising Well ShowRSS might be able to help you out

If you dont know by now, both myself and Kelly have iPhones, and one way I keep up with the release of free applications I might want to check out is by visiting FreeAppAlert, actually I have them on my Twitter, but I check out their website via their feed there. Talking about the iPhone Im really stoked to see that the FCC is interested in getting to the bottom of the application approval process at Apple after their denial of the Google Voice app. I was really looking forward to getting to use my Google Voice number, hopefully these questions that the FCC has made will get Apple and AT&T to stop with the antics.

Neat Stuff (probably tech oriented)
Did you know that my relative and US President John Quincy Adams is tweeting?!!? Its all being done by the Massachusetts Historical Society, as this article explains. J.Q.A. kept a 1 line a day journal 200 years ago while he traveled to Russia to be the first US Ambassador to Russia. According to my calculations hes currently just off the coast of Canada make his trek to Russia.
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On to present day, I really thought this graph by the New York Times showing how people spend their day was interesting. I love the data that have put together and the ability to filter through it and see some specific groups. For those of my friends that enjoy beer, and especially Miller Lite, they are soon to release some new draft technology to be used in the home. This one should probably be in the tech section, or maybe I should just make an iPhone section, but someone has come out with software that allows one to track what is in their pantry and allow it to link with their iPhone to help create shopping lists and keep your pantry items up to date. With the integrating of the pantry list on your computer you can have an automated shopping list that updates to your iPhone pantry list!

Joanna_Angel Thats right I have a local section, but not much to report. OC Register posted a list on Certified Farmers Markets throughout Orange County, although it doesnt include the one in Stanton on Mondays (unsure if its a certified but I could have swore it was), also check the comment section for most lists. Lastly, Gustavo Arellano at O.C. Weekly wrote about an article he read in a Jewish satire magazine, in which porn star Joanna Angel praises the sausages from Mattern Sausage in Orange for, Its curved shape was good for hitting my G-spot and, because it was a smooth surface, it was also great in my ass." If thats not a praise for their sausage then I dont know what is! What Gus didnt mention is that there is actually an article and pictures of Jenna von Oy from Blossom fame!!!


Ladies, is this what it has come to? What extracurricular activity does the Shake Weight resemble?

Are all the people in Santa Cruz like this, or is their something wrong with the water?

Dont forget the Aspray next time you have issues with your body odor.

And lastly I had to include this awesome time-lapse video of Disneyland construction, its amazing how quickly they were able to do stuff back then, compared to the time it takes today.

Have a great week!
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2009-07-29 10:21
Subject: Happy Anniversary - To My Loving Wife
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Kelly three years ago you took my hand in marriage. We've had ups and downs through the last three years but there is no one I would have rather declared my love to then you. I love you my sweetie.


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