Spent today helping my sis in law move. I hate moving and moving other people is even worse, especially if they are not ready. (I am guilty of this myself, most of my moves have been pack and throw jobs two days before I need to be out.) We all have bad moving stories but I have had a few that go beyond bad and could have been written by Steven King himself.

When I was in the army (not sure I ever mentioned that I spent three years with the screaming chickens in the 80's and 90's, that's the 101st airborne for those who don't know) I had a sergeant call all the guys in the platoon who lived in the barracks to help him move on a Saturday morning. When we all arrived we where shocked to find that not only where things not packed but all of their things (his wife, him and their children) where still in the normal places, dirty dishes in the sink, cloths hanging on the hangers and folded in the drawers and kids toys scattered over the whole house. So we packed everything up for them. His wife was a little upset when she walked in the bedroom and found Kolterman packing her underwear drawer. Of course she may have been just a little upset that Kolterman was wearing a pair of her panties on his head! One word of advice, you must always give those who help you move beer, but do not open the beer until the move is almost done! Jimbo where ever you are this one is for you.

On at least three other times I have arrived at my new residence only to find the old tenants still there. Now one of these times there was circumstances that warranted the delay, it was in the middle of a blizzard. My moving van was stuck in the snow in front of the duplex while their moving van was stuck in the driveway it was three days till we all got dug out. Another time the landlord had failed to mention to the old tenant that he had someone moving in and she thought it would not be a problem if she took a few extra days to move into her boyfriends. Myself and my friends spent three hours getting her moved into her boyfriends, and Mark even ended up going out on a date with her. I guess she was not so serious about that boyfriend. The last one I arrived to find the landlord yelling at the old tenant threatening to call the cops, they had no place to go and would not leave. He was going to have them evicted but this could take a week or two. So much for my apartment, the landlord tried to pawn off on me two lesser apartments in other parts of town. In the end I ended up staying three weeks at a flea bag motel till I moved in with a friend of mine. I have had storage unites broken into stealing everything I had and once found a strange guy sleeping on my couch while it was in the van. I have moved in the middle of heat waves (92 degrees at midnight), blizzards, with help and more than once all by myself. Since 1990 I have moved a total of twelve times and have almost always lived in or around downtown. Why so many moves? When I was in college I had a constant stream of irresponsible roommates! Four of those moves occurred in one year because of a girlfriend who did not understand that the rent did not pay itself. Ahh to be young and stupid.

LiveScience.com - New Power Suit Amplifies Human Strength: "

NEW YORK—Engineers in Japan are perfecting a wearable power suit that amplifies human strength to help lift hospital patients or heavy objects.

Driven by portable batteries, micro air pumps and small body sensors that pick up even the slightest muscle twitch, the Stand-Alone Wearable Power Assist Suit is designed to help nursing home workers lift patients of up to 180 pounds while cutting the amount of strength required in half, project researcher Hirokazu Noborisaka told LiveScience today."

That suit does not look to practicle now... but give it ten years and we all will be running around in Iron Man suits saving the world!


Walken 2008 - Official Website: "'Our great country is in a terrible downward spiral. We're outsourcing jobs, bankrupting social security, and losing lives at war. We need to focus on what's important-- paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. We need to think about improving our failing educational system, making better use of our resources, and helping to promote a stable, safe, and tolerant global society. It's time to be smart about our politics. It's time to get America back on track.'"

Is this a hoax?---> Yes it was, but now Walken has said if the public really want him to run, he will!
What the heck! No more zoo's...
Urban Legends and Folklore Poll Results: "Would you vote for Christopher Walken as president?




Only if Quentin Tarantino is his campaign manager.


Total Votes: 3316"


wcco.com - Toddler Discovered Drunk In North Minneapolis: "Tests taken at the hospital last night showed the 3-year-old well over the legal blood alcohol limit for adults, measuring 0.12."

There is a joke here, but I find the story to depressing to type it. My dad used to get me drunk at drive in movies. As the first movie would end he would pass me up (I would watch the movies from the top of our station wagon) his left over "pops". Why? So I would go to sleep (pass out) and he and mom could leave after the first movie, since I would yell and cry that I wanted to watch all three. (drive inns you have to love them, three for the price of one, even less if you count my older brother hidden in the trunk;) Years latter my mother would deny knowing anything about this, selective memory at it's best.
19 Year Old Diebold Technician Wins U.S. Presidency - Politics - Avant News: "19 Year Old Diebold Technician Wins U.S. Presidency"

The 2008 elections are already decided? Damn, that must have been one damn long nap I took!

Adam Sandler is one of my favorites and this song, shows one of the reason's why! It left me crying from laughing so hard. It's a little old... but Adam has a secret to tell you;)


Minnesota Nice?

Overheard In Minneapolis - What Happens in Minneapolis... Goes on the Internet.: "Biker hits a Pedestrian.

Pedestrian: What the fuck are you doing!

Biker: Fuck you! You walked right into the road! Fucking douche.

Pedestrian: Asshole, you ran right into me!

Biker: Are you alright?

Pedestrian: Yeah, I'm fine. You?

Biker: I'm alright.

Pedestrian: Alright, have a good day.

Biker: You too."


official Tom Green Road Trip Hollywood Causes Cancer Freddy Got Fingered Blog Live 8 Juno Awards: "Tom Green's home number: 323-845-9976"

Tom Green, yes that Tom Green has an internet TV show every night at his house! It is, well fun and boring at the same time. Check it out...


Girl posing in a Chicago hotel utility tunnel. (Not a good photo but one that may get you to read below)

Action Squad: Minneapolis Urban Adventurers: "Trespassing is illegal. Urban adventuring is dangerous. Do not go to these places and/or do what we do.
You could be fined, arrested, hurt, killed, or all of the above. Action Squad does not promote the activities portrayed on this website; rather , this website serves as a safe and societally acceptable means for people to experience activities of a dangerous and legally questionable nature from the comfort and safety of their homes."

This site is so... well cool. These guys/girls go exploring the area's that we never think of. Abandoned buildings, tunnels, caves even sewers all within the city limits. Nothing is off limits and they take photo's of it all. I have spent a few hours reading, looking and wishing I could go with!


This site has given me a few laughs, the photo's if real are the funniest part.
2theadvocate.com | News | Nelson, others cited for drugs: "LAFAYETTE — Country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson was cited on drug counts in St. Martin Parish after a traffic stop of his tour bus Monday allegedly yielded more than a pound of marijuana and a bag of psychedelic mushrooms."

Nelson and his crew could face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine if convicted on the drug counts.

A pound and a half of pot and magic mushrooms is a misdemeanor ???


Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip... OMG this show was great! I have just found a new favorite show and it's on broadcast TV even, go figure!


Today I had a huge change happen, while Carrie was cutting my hair she had an ooppss! and well there was only one way to fix it... this was the before and... Posted by Picasa
This is the After. I had already decided to shave the goatee. Posted by Picasa


Lonelygirl15 I know everyone is talking about this, she claimed to be a home schooled 15 yr old but actually was a 19 yr old actress. Her videos on youtube brought in tens of thousands to watch. After all the hype I went and looked and I have a question. Why? Why did so many people watch her videos, why do we care that it was fake and why did I waste three minutes of my time. Speaking of Why? Why in the world do we need a New Numa Numa song and video? This one is an overproduced 1980's style MTV music video that... well it sucks. Speaking of Numa Numa fame the original writer of Numa Numa has jumped on the fame train left the band, moved to LA and made yet another version of Numa Numa this one is a rock version and well... it does not suck. And more waste of time stuff.. a Deal or No Deal music video. I really need to get a job, sitting here watching Google Videos and now Youtube... waste of time and life. Except maybe this video;)
The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > When the Sous-Chef Is an Inkjet: "Sushi made by Mr. Cantu, the 28-year-old executive chef at Moto in Chicago, often contains no fish. It is prepared on a Canon i560 inkjet printer rather than a cutting board. He prints images of maki on pieces of edible paper made of soybeans and cornstarch, using organic, food-based inks of his own concoction. He then flavors the back of the paper."

I wonder what the calorie count is? This could be the next diet fad, eat all the paper food you want, get the Tastes but with few calories?
Internet dating for Orangutans!

MSNBC - News of the Weird: "# Bright Ideas

# In August, zookeepers at Apenheul ape park in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, said they had arranged with counterparts at a park in Borneo to establish a live Internet video connection to provide companionship to their respective rare orangutans, treating the connection as sort of a visual dating site. An Apenheul spokeswoman suggested the apes might learn to push buttons to transfer food to each other, creating a mutual fondness that might lead (if transportation can be arranged) to mating. [Toronto Star, 8-15-06]"


My brother in-law took this pic from Liberty State Park on 9/11/06, nuff said. Posted by Picasa


Google Notebook: "Google Notebooks

Welcome to Google Notebook

Clip and collect information as you browse the web.

* Clip useful information.
You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.

* Organize your notes.
You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.

* Get access from anywhere.
You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.

* Publish your notebook.
You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public.

To learn more about Google Notebook, please visit our overview page."

Google has added alot of things but htis is one that I'm using all the time. If you havn't looked at Notebook do so now... it's just what I was looking for.
iWon News: "The woman, named only as 'Carmela,' was in her late 50s, weighed about 30 kg (66 pounds) and had hair two metres (seven feet) long when officials came to take her to hospital, La Repubblica, Il Giorno and La Stampa newspapers reported."
In documentary style, film depicts Bush assassination - Europe - International Herald Tribune:

"President George W. Bush's America is in anguish, rent by the war in Iraq and by a combustible restiveness at home.

Leaving a hotel in Chicago after making a speech while a huge antiwar protest rages nearby, the president is suddenly struck down, killed by a sniper's bullet.


Wingwomen: What is a wingwoman?

When I was younger I had friends that where girls but where not girlfriends. They where the one's to point out possible dates, do the intro's etc... well that was a wingwoman. Does it work? Yes. Did it work for me? Not quite. Now there are two business's out there that will charge you $$$ for their service.

How desperate are we that people actually pay others to be their friends? Instead next time you break up with a girl try something new, be nice. Keep them as friends (No privileges!) and see what happens. I dated quite a few girls that I was introduced to by other girls so... but I found my wife and soul mate the old fashion way, hanging out in a bar!