Friday, February 4, 2011

Commercials for Commercials?

During the NFL Division Championships Budweiser was running commercials...for their Superbowl commercial. WTH?

They have a "western theme" as one has a scene with a wagon being pulled through what looks like a stage coach trail. The other has a image of a set of boots strolling through a saloon with people staring either scared or mesmerized by the person strolling. My guess is it is a woman, mostly because of the stride and the size of the boots.

But you can check them out at the following link.

Budweiser Super Bowl XLV Commericals.

Check out Outlaws and Giddy-Up. I hope the Budweiser commercial doesn't suck. I can't stand the hype when it doesn't pay off.

Happy Birthday Janie

Today, 46 years ago, my dear wife was born. I've been lucky enough to share twenty-two of these birthdays with her. In that time, she's given me three great kids. There really isn't a gift I can give her that compares to 22 years of love, three kids and a house we can call a home.

Happy Birthday my dear.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oklahoma Blizzard

In case you just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle style slumber the central states got smacked by a blizzard. A real deal, Snowpocalypse style, weathermen telling you we are all gonna die, go to the grocery store and buy everything even though you don't need it, shut down highways and schools, blizzard.

It was pretty bad. Far worse than that has been the single digit temperatures. I think we got all the way up to 17 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. The lowest temp I've seen was 5.3F for my neighborhood. That was the reading on the cheap car thermometer I bought last summer for my Range Rover. It now has an impressive 112.5F for it's high and 5.3F for it's low temperature. Such is life in Oklahoma.

Check out this pretty cool time (2:00 minutes) lapse video from three cameras. Considering this kind of weather event has only happened about a half dozen times since 1970, you can see how it shut down the state. 

I remember some notable ones. 1973 Blizzard, 1974 Blizzard, Ice Storm of 1987, Christmas Eve Blizzard 2009 and this week. I'm sure a more astute weather historian could fill in the blanks for us, but those are the biggies I remember.


I didn't even read the story. I'm just struck by the photo. Seriously? Why do photographers do this? To be perfectly fair, they have done this with presidential photos all the way back to Reagan, and probably before that.

Let's start a rumor that the Vatican is going to beatify President Obama. Let's run this photo with it. Yeah, that should get some hits. Good grief.

Oh and for the story? EGYPT IS BURNING.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Building a better mouse trap

Mexican soldiers on Wednesday seized a large drug catapult that smugglers were using to launch packages of pot into a remote area of Arizona.

U.S. National Guard troops at the Naco Border Patrol station about 80 miles southeast of Tucson tipped off the Mexican Army after a surveillance camera spotted several traffickers hurling bundles of weed over the border last Friday night.

My first thought...amatuers.
(I apologize to all the Rolling Stones fans for the music on this first video. That is a crime almost as bad as drug smuggling.)

Next thing you know they'll be sending drugs across using pumpkin cannons.