Friday, April 23, 2010

If you ever watch Community - and you saw it last night, you know that they ripped off my Dreadlocks post. I still like that show though.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If you hear of anything, let me know

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you lost your current job. I have thought a lot about that since my employment is tied directly to the housing market which is influenced by any shift in the breeze. While I am not concerned at the present that my job will go away I just thought that I would throw out the feelers out there on a few jobs that I have always wanted to try.

Ninja - I think I am pretty stealthy and I don't even have the fancy ninja shoes. I can effectively hide from my two children for minutes on end without employing any smoke bombs. I don't mind the color black. Roundhouse kicks are awesome and while my flexibility is not what it used to be, I see that never stopped Steven Segal. I really don't want to kill people but from all of the ninja movies I have seen all you really need to do is hit someone, sometimes even with a leg sweep and they will be disoriented or unconscious for several minutes - I'm pretty sure I can handle that.

Back up rap singer - I know that I don't have the rhythm to lay down lead vocals but I can effectively repeat what the lead is doing. You know, like when they say something like "I'm a true holla gansta (gansta), you know I've never been no pranksta (pranksta). I am also proficient with the ad libbing "yeah's", "uh's" "ya'll know what this is's", "feel me's", "comin' back again's", etc. I could also play the tambourine, cowbell, or really any other thing that you hit here and there - like a gong.

Odd sports announcer - To sum this up, I want Al Trautwig's job. There are sports out there that the retired athletes just don't become broadcasters for. The recent Olympics were a great example of this. No one knows how to commentate curling, or bass fishing, or mountain biking or the Ironman Triathlon. If there is an ABC sports Saturday afternoon and no major college sport is in season, that is where I want to be. I guess I would settle for being a contestant on the Biggest Loser, but that is more part time work and I think I need to gain a few pounds before I could be considered for that.

So if you come across anyone looking for someone to fill any of the above positions I might be interested. Especially if it comes with matching 401k and dental.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The government bubble

How is it that those from the Austrian school of thought have been able to accurately predict all of the major economic crises over the past 20 or so years and they are still given little creed in the media or the government. Nixon was right, we are all Keynsians now but we don't have to be. Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente, Lew Rockwell, Ron Paul and several others have been able to accurately predict what has happened to us over the past 10 years and have made some dire predictions if we continue on our current course and presently they are spot on.

Based upon that line of thinking - does anyone really believe that what the government has done or is doing to fix our problems is working? Obviously there are some but because his omniscience Pharaoh Obamses I still resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But, there are many of us who are still waiting for the other shoe to drop. There are two things that I am waiting to happen:

The first - the government will continue to grow, continue to stink at everything they do (I need to come up with a term that means essentially the opposite of the Midas touch...suggestions?) and the productive side of the economy will continue to shrink. We will continue to spend, borrow, inflate and not tax enough (I say not tax enough not because I favor that course of action - what I mean is we can never tax enough to pay for all the entitlements, programs, bureaucracies, wars, etc) and the government "bubble" will finally pop.

That brings us to the second. There are a few people who are fighting mad, but for the most part this "revolution" has been a peaceful one albeit a losing one so far. When the government stops cutting welfare checks, or they cut a welfare check for $1000 and that only buys you a loaf of bread instead of a months living, then its going to get ugly. As Gerald Celente "when people lose everything, and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it." That is when you are going to want to get out of metro areas and have your gun and ammo stashes ready. When all those that are on the dole are essentially cut off I believe that is when things are going to get incredibly violent.

The people that are protesting and writing their senators and donating to the campaigns of new political candidates still have a lot to lose. They are trying to stop the hemorrhaging. The irony is that those who are begging for more government and supporting the growth of government are going to be the ones taking to the streets in violence, not the blessed tea partiers.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hayek v. Keynes

I will be the first to admit that you kind of have to be a nerd to appreciate this video but it is pretty much the nuts and bolts of the arguments. It is definitely easier to listen to than the typical talking head approach. I think that Hayek sounds a little bit like Mike D too.


Careers conducive to dreadlocks:

- Professional Athlete

- Reggae Artist

- The Predator

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Friday, April 9, 2010

How did this show not make it?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Zack Morris v. Jack Bauer

I used to wonder about when that point was when you stopped keeping up with new music and when you stopped caring that your clothes weren't exactly "trendy" - When you settled on that haircut you felt most comfortable with.

I think I'm there.

My clothing is based far more on comfort than how much of a dork I look like, though I am fully aware that I often look dorky or out of sorts. I have now been sporting a shaved head for the majority of the last 10 years and more often than not I find myself humming along to the adult contemporary classics in grocery stores rather than being annoyed.

Is this something that can be blamed on kids? Maybe it is just a matter of life throwing its full spectrum of demands on your time at you and a matter of prioritizing. At any rate - I appreciate my friends and family who have a pulse on things so I can at least try to mimic them when needed. (Needed, of course, is a relative term)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I've always been a little disappointed that I couldn't grow sweet facial hair. If I could you had better believe I would have an incredibly powerful mustache. Something that has a bit of quiet dignity but let's you know who's boss. I think I would probably let the mustache do most of the talking for me. When people asked me a question I would just stare at them through the whiskers protruding from my upper lip. But alas, my facial hair is as patchy as Keanu Reeves in chemo and blonde to boot.

In a side-note, the older I get the crazier my eyebrows become. They kind of leap off my forehead and I don't know if I can manage to contain their wild spirit much longer. If only my eyebrows could be relocated to my upper lip.....