Ring around the Collar Comedy Tour

I am still trying to think of a good title for this one. However, you get what you get, so quit complaining.

The other day my wife bought me the Blue Collar Comedy Tour DVD. Now, we like this stuff mostly because we are from South East Texas, and we get the jokes. Hell, we are related to people that just about every joke applies to. Oddly enough, we also like comedians like Margaret Cho and Eddie Izzard.

So, while we are watching the DVD, I had this wonderfully horrible thought; “wouldn’t it be great if they had Margaret Cho with these guys?”

So was born a new kind of comedy tour:

I could see the end part where they all sit around and tell stories. Margaret would be telling the one about the cruise:

Margaret: “Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized, I’m just slutty. Where’s my parade?”

Larry: “Did she just say what I think she said?”

Jeff: astonished look on face “Yes, I think she did.”

Bill: so shocked he can’t make any sound whatsover

Ron: taking a sip of whiskey “I like her already.”

Yep, I would really love to see that tour.

As for the sources for the image above:

Background image from http://www.oddkazoo.com/photos/roadtrip2003-Images/8.jpg.

Blue collar guys from Amazon page for the soundtrack.

Margaret Cho picture from Yahoo movies page for I’m The One That I Want.

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My little liberal

Well, last week we were getting ready for the state of the union address. Just earlier that day, Jon Stewart’s Daily Show had fun with at the president’s expense.

As a former Texan, I have had the chance to see his speaking ability for even longer the most Americans. Let me say, words are not George W. Bush’s best friends.

Well, I was re-telling the joke that Jon Stewart started off with, that being the State of the Union “matches up two bitter rivals, the President of the United State, and words.”

As I was leading into the joke, our (almost) 13 year old stops, looks at me, and asks “is this a joke about the president?” I said yes, and she quickly perked up and said “oh, I want to hear it.” A tear almost came to my eye.

As a follow-up, see Jon Stewart post-address analysis here.

I’m getting tired of this shi… snow.

OK. It snowed last Thursday. Fine. It was kinda nice to wake up to a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground. A little hairy getting to work, but other than that it was nice.

So, Thursday goes about its business, and then comes Friday. There is still snow on the ground. The stuff that has been driven on, or walked on, has gone, but not the rest of it.
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Evolution of a password.

A friend of mine once said that the best password would look like line noise. I have aspired to keep with that idea. I have decided to post how I came up with a password for some systems. Continue reading

Why do you give blood? The free shirts.

You have all probably heard the reasons why you should give blood. You know, that a unit is needed every 2 seconds, which translates to just under 40,000 units a day. The blood you donate is separated out into 3 units: red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Therefore one donation can help up to three people. Then there are all of the ways the donated blood is used. There are car accidents, shot police officers, premature babies, heart surgery patients, burn victims, and all of the other accidents and incidents in life. Most importantly, even with ongoing research, there is no artificial blood.

So, with all of those good reasons, why do you give blood. Let’s face it, this research stated that the reason why people give blood is mostly altruistic (around 3/4 of respondants). However, we really know why we give blood, and we know that only 1/4 of us was willing to not lie on the survey. We do it for the shirts and other free stuff we get.
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Snow Day

I woke up this morning to snow covering everything. Not like a thin layer, but something around 2 to 3 inches.

Riding the bus was a lot of fun. Here is the first rule of riding the bus in snow, you are going to be late. The second rule is that it is going to feel more like a carnival ride than a bus ride.

The bus stopped in the road, rather than pull up to the curb. Then, we start and we immediately go into a skid. Only thought through my mind is HFS (Holy Farking Somethingorother). Driver lets off the gas, and we recover. We go on to the next stop, stop in the middle of the road, and then start skidding when we take off. That is how a large vehicle like a bus drives in snow. Start off, begin to drift, let off the gas, recover, wipe hands on pants and repeat.

I can tell this is going to be a fun day.

Here are some pictures from today (click for larger version):

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