Friday, September 18, 2009


After reading the Art of Manliness post on Preventing Razor Burn I decided to teach myself how to shave with a safety razor. The first thing to do was GET a safety razor. I knew my dad had some and after a brief search I was able to find the razors and the cup and soap.

I have since found some more shaving tips for the man in all of you. I found this page on Gizmodo which contains the video I have posted below.

How to Shave.

Since a good portion of the reason to shave with a safety razor is how cheap it is to use a safety razor. So to save money you should follow these helpful tips on blade maintenance.

You can read about maintaining your razors on this Gizmodo site. And this video that shows how to sharpen (I know! I had no idea it was this easy) your cartridge razors with a strip of blue jeans. I have not tested this myself but will be setting it up pretty soon. I'll let you know the results if it works.

Good luck.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

President Obama is really a Jedi Master

So, that's how he he did it, he just waved his hand when he said we needed to vote for him :)

I love the caption on the picture: "Today is a Great Day in America’s history: President Obama has revealed himself as a Jedi Master, playing with a lightsaber while making sounds like *swisssssh* and *swoooosh* with his mouth. The Star Wars Kid has been vindicated, at last."

Click the pic for the article.

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.

The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday.

About 92 percent of the people who take the citizenship test pass on their first try, according to immigration service data. However, Oklahoma students did not fare as well. Only about 3 percent of the students surveyed would have passed the citizenship test.

I wonder what the numbers for the entire country were?

Here's a citizenship test. Remember you have to get 6 of 10 to be a citizen.

What is the supreme law of the land?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?
What are the two major political parities in the United States?
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
Who was the first President of the United States?
Who is in charge of the executive branch?

I'd tell you to look up the answers on the internet, but apparently most of you wouldn't know where to look. Here are the answers.

The full report is here. And our State Superintendent is begging for more money for teachers and education. Seems like we perhaps are not getting our money's worth as it is.

For the record I missed one. I was remembering the Judicial Act of 1789 and had too many members on the court.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Everything that is wrong with Hollywood

Universal Pictures has set July 1, 2011, for the release of "Battleship," confirming Peter Berg as helmer of the live-action pic based on Hasbro's naval combat board game.

Deal is part of a two-picture pic pact Berg has made with U, where he'll follow "Battleship" with an Afghan war drama "Lone Survivor."

Berg made something of a quid pro quo pact with the studio to follow "Battleship" with "Lone Survivor," a fact-based story he scripted about a Navy SEAL team that is sent to Afghanistan and is ambushed.
"It was pretty obvious to me they weren't jumping head over heels to make a war film in the Middle East right now," Berg said. "So they said, ‘what if you give us ‘Battleship' for July 2011, and we guarantee you'll follow with ‘Lone Survivor?' I already loved the take we had on ‘Battleship,' so that wasn't a hard deal to make.' "

Other projects percolating for Berg, including "Dune" and "Hancock 2," will come later.

So Universal says, "make this crappy movie and we'll fund you for a 'real movie'"? This is everything that is wrong with Hollywood. Remakes and Sequels. Because you know we couldn't get the funding for an original script with interesting characters and a story perhaps maybe we haven't already seen in 15 previous movies.

If you are trying to figure out how someone would make a movie based on a turn based game, don't bother reading the article it does have any thing remotely talking about the plot of "Battleship". I would have to guess it is a fantasy becoming reality with someone sailing around on a "battleship" while the presumably evil something or other tries to sink them and thus foiling their plans...for something....
I can just see the ending now....
"B4!" says the heroine.
"Oh! you sunk my battleship. Curses." says the bad guy.

Dear Lord when will this crap ever end?

There can be only one

Hours earlier, someone had broken into John Pontolillo's house and taken two laptops and a video-game console. Now it was past midnight, and he heard noises coming from the garage out back.

The Johns Hopkins University undergraduate didn't run. He didn't call the police. He grabbed his samurai sword.

With the 3- to 5-foot-long, razor-sharp weapon in hand, police say, Pontolillo crept toward the noise. He noticed a side door in the garage had been pried open. When a man inside lunged at him, police say, the confrontation was fatal.

I guess the police didn't find a Toledo Salamanca in the ensuing investigation.

Here's some
Highlander trivia.

Kurgan says if you liked the soundtrack to the movie it's not available. But Queen did release it as A Kind of Magic in 1986, which I bought as an "import" in 1991.

Ohio execution delayed week after vein troubles

LUCASVILLE, Ohio – Gov. Ted Strickland ordered a weeklong reprieve for a condemned inmate on Tuesday after the Ohio execution team had problems finding usable veins for the lethal injection even after the inmate joined in the effort and tried to help.

Executioners were unable for more than two hours to find veins that would accept fluid from an IV without collapsing for 53-year-old Romell Broom, who was sentenced to die for the rape and slaying of a 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in 1984. At one point, Broom covered his face with both hands and appeared to be crying.

The scene was reminiscent of problems that delayed executions in 2006 and 2007 and led to changes in Ohio's lethal injection process. No Ohio governor has issued a similar last-minute reprieve since the state resumed executions in 1999.

Send him to Oklahoma or Texas...we'll find a vein. I promise. I hypothesised that he may have reduced his water intake thus causing a shrinkage of his veins. But I was corrected by my wife who said some people just have bad veins.

Thanks Heather for the story tip. Which we received while I was caddying for Fritz on the Griffin Park Disc Golf Course behind the DDDN Studios.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze, dead, cancer, 57

LOS ANGELES – Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died from the illness on Monday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 57.

That sucks. He was the star of the best worst movie on the planet...Roadhouse and Red Dawn, which was required viewing during the Cold War. He will be missed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Think before you speak, especially on live TV

It's never too early to start suckin' on nuts....
That's gold right there.
Security guards reduced a nine-year-old boy to tears after banning him from sailing his toy boat on a pond because it 'frightens the fish'. Noah Bailey was distraught after staff at Chiswick Business Park, in west London, stopped him playing with his model of the German battleship Bismarck. His grandfather Paul Fabricius, 57, said that when they went to complain about the draconian rule the guard refused to tell him the name of the manager for 'security reasons'.

WTF? When does this nonsense become too much? Is there any wonder Great Britain is becoming the Nanny State?

Kanye West: Dickipedia


Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, GA) is a Grammy-winning producer, a platinum-selling rapper, and a dick.

Like many rappers, West grew up in an upper-class Chicago suburb where his mother was chair of the state university's English Department. His mother passed on a rich vocabulary that West later put to use when he said, "The way Kathie Lee needed Regis, that's the way y'all need Jesus."

Read the whole entry: Dickipedia

I think the link to the story on MTV's own website says it all.

When is someone going to put a muzzle on this ass clown?