Thursday, June 30, 2005

Potty mouth

Hey there's a new restaurant in Taiwan! These guys must be efficiency experts. Shove it in and push it out all in one, ahem, 'sitting'.
Kinda brings a new meaning to the word 'Pottymouth'.
Read more "here."

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


iTunes 4.9 is out today and for the first time includes Podcasting.
There are hundreds of podcasts available to subscribe to. My first two choices are listed in the sidebar to the left.
I'm curious to find out the cool podcasts you run into. Please share.

Friday, June 24, 2005

76 Trombones

76 Trombones.
Well ok, maybe just 6 or 7.
KJ made his debut for the summer with the Lone Peak High Marching Band.
The Lehi parade was the setting and it was a pleasant evening. The Marching Knights brought up the rear of the parade.
KJ looks pretty slick in his 'BLACK' marching uniform if I do say so myself.
Special thanks to Aunt Raq for the new 'lighter' trombone'. KJ should be very happy for it is less than half the weight of his concert trombone. Hmmm, maybe KJ'll have 76 trombones by the time this is all over with.
Happy summer!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2005


I've been looking into txt msging lately quite a bit. It's business related or I probably wouldn't bother. When I chat on IM I don't really feel the need to leave out all the vowels and use the 'new' language of txt messaging. Without knowing it however, I have learned a fair amount and use it in everyday life.
Do any of you have any favorite text messages? Send em my way if you do. I'd like to see what you come up with.



Friday, June 17, 2005

Supersize me

We rented and watched the anti-McDonald's movie "Supersize Me" last night.
Everyone should see this. (not appropriate for children).
I'm actually angry at the big business of fast food today. I do think there was little problem with context in this film but only a little and the point was made so strikingly clear and well that the context problem doesn't even get in the way.
So, if you don't know the story, this guy decides to perform an experiment and eat only McDonald's food for 30 days. That's right, every meal, 3 squares a day. Nothing but MickeyD's.
I was actually feeling ill myself by the end of the film. You can guess what happens but what is so surprising is that it was soooo much worse than you would expect. Who in their right mind would only eat at McDonald's for 30 days straight right? Nobody actually does this so it's not a true arbiter of reality. Well, the results are so bad that even thinking of eating fast food a couple of times a week makes you wonder. and wonder, and wonder.
And at the end you ask, "Why would these companies do this to us? Why do they so heavily market this stuff that is soooo bad for us? Why on earth would anyone do this?" ANSWER: $$$. It all comes down to money and it makes me sick.
The kicker is when the filmmaker polls 100 nutritionists and asks them, "How often should people eat fast food?" 9 out of 10 of the nutritionists said, "NEVER".
So it's time to say goodbye Filet-o-Fish, Sayonara Big Mac, Au Revoir Chicken club with cheese, arrivederci cheese coney and auf wiedersehn bacon egg and cheese biscuit. I loved ye, I was addicted to ye but I can't let you hurt me any longer. So long, farewell...

However, when in LA I'm still gonna go to In n Out burger. I can't say no to that. Once a year or so, that won't be too bad will it?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Sick sick sick

Some 'artist' decided it would be cool to re-enact the 9/11 tragedy that was people jumping from the burning Trade Center towers. He rigged himself up so he wouldn't splat and then over and over again jumped from the roof of a 5 story museum so photogs could capture his 'homage' to the 9/11 victims. Read more here .
What a world we live in. I think this guy is nuts and needs to have his head examined. Some people at the scene were supposedly inspired by his efforts. Sick Sick Sick.
I especially like the lady who said, "He's an artist? Why doesn't he go paint a bowl of fruit or something?"

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Welcome back!

Welcome back to the blogosphere to Tulip Girl!
I look forward to having another blog to check up on every day. Let's see how good she is about posting!
Some of my blogger friends are hit and miss. Mostly I miss when they don't post!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


The funny things that people create on the web. Wanna see this site translated into a 'hip hop' sounding blog?
Check this out!

Or, go to and try out your own...

(Thanks to 'blogless' Brian for the link)

WARNING - do this at your own risk. I just discovered this can be a very R rated experience. Do gizoogle at YOUR OWN RISK.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Conspiracy theory

According to this article (thanks to Mr. Beardall for the link) Apple's 'chip change' announcement this week at WWDC was a lot more than it looks like.
Take a read and see if you think this conspiracy holds any water. Or, any Windows as the case may be...

On Shaq's Back

The NBA is considering allowing advertising on players jerseys. Very much like NASCAR and European soccer leagues now do.
As soon as they approve it I have my line art ready. I call dibs on Shaq. As billboards go he is probably the biggest in the league. Not just in popularity but in actual girth. I have a better chance of my ads being seen on his back than any other player.

Oh, and one more thought. Maybe the NHL could solve their childish problems by allowing jersey ads as well! Uh, wait a minute. Hmmm, players get in fight, nose gets bloodied. McDonald's logo gets drenched with fresh blood that you see the rest of the game. Maybe that isn't such a good idea after all.

George Orwell would be proud. The latest scheme to bring Orwell's '1984' to life is being hatched in Great Britain.
It seems they have a traffic problem on the small island of pasty skin and bad teeth. It's getting so bad that they are seriously talking about instituting a 'pay by the kilometer' solution. Satellites would track every vehicle on every trip made on the island and charge appropriately for time of day and location of travel multiplied by distance travelled.
And it comes with the nice little side effect of the government being able to know where you are and where you are going at any time.
Assuming you are in your car that is. I'm sure they'll solve that problem next.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Linux iPod

Those crazy penguins!!!

Check this out! You can install Linux on your iPod and play Tetris, among a host of other applications. Then you can soft boot back to the iPod OS and listen to your tunes. Sweet.

Monday, June 06, 2005

The end is here

Apple announces switch to INTEL.
Not much info yet. I'm interested to see how they spin this.
This does not leave a good taste in my mouth. I'm sure Mac software devs are not super happy about this either.
Switching away from IBM chips just when the big 3 video consoles are switching to IBM is strange.
However, I must say this, with Steve Jobs in charge you can't really count anything out. This could prove to be a huge thing for Apple, although I can't see how right now.

In the words of the Carpenters, "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down..."

Saturday, June 04, 2005

What think ye?

There is an uproar in my very own 'small town USA'.
The controversy that has been sparked is over a proposed city ordinance that would restrict commercial establishments from selling alcoholic beverages and from being open on Sundays.
It seems that people have some very strong feelings about this issue. I know some people that I trust and respect that are on both sides of this issue. I know how I feel, but I wonder if I'm wrong.
I want to know what you think about this. Do you support the ordinance? or not?

Here are some quick facts:
City population is approx. 10,000.
Small suburban 'bedroom' community.
Currently no existing commercial establishments, excepting city golf course (which operates on Sundays btw).
Population is approx. 90% LDS.
LDS faith restricts shopping on Sundays, the LDS Sabbath day.
LDS faith prohibits alcoholic beverage consumption.

HERE is what others are saying about this issue.