Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome to the Jungle

I notice music in the realm in of pop has always sounded the same, but when I checked out some music sites and and the great hits of 2008 I was still suprised that they all began with la la la...da da la la and then some techno beats. I really think I have enough bull talent to begin my own number one hit. It totally blow the game out of the water and begin with da da fa la la.... la la la.. ha ha... da da da. This will compete with Mozart which now how become my rap name.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Is this really close?

So after toying with the sliders on this website, I realized that Hillary really needs a miracle to win at this point. Unless there is some hidden footage of Barack Obama calling Rev. White his "main nigga" there is no way he's losing this.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Someone bet on the filly

So a little prerequisite reading before my blog post. Don't worry both are short.

All I remember last week from the news was Hillary Clinton's stump speech comparing herself to Eight Belles; the first female horse running the Kentucky Derby in almost a decade. Well turns out Eight Belles finished 2nd in the Derby and had to be put down after breaking her leg during the race. Hillary, the fates have warned you.

EDIT: A quick comment made by the lovely people in #capcom on efnet

I guess there might be a joke about Obama and the winning horse being named Big Brown in there somewhere, I dunno


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Perfect Drink

The martini is really the perfect cocktail. I'm sitting here sipping on one right now and I feel delightful. This is exactly how I make mine.

Chill a cocktail glass in the freezer
Fill a glass or shaker with ice
Add 1 part dry vermouth and 4 parts gin (i'm using tanqueray 10 right now)
With a spoon, stir for 30-45 seconds or until extremely cold
Skewer 3 green pimento stuffed olives and place them into the cocktail glass
Strain the mixture over the olives
Sip up.

I've learned a few tips that help the taste and texture of the martini.
1. Stir, do not shake. Although the James Bond cliche says otherwise, a stirred martini takes longer but is clearer and much more pleasing to the eye.
2. Start with room temperature ingredients and a chilled cocktail glass. The point of the ice is not only to cool the drink, but to add water and mellow out the harsh alcohol in the gin.
3. Olives are my preferred garnish, but a lemon peel slice instead adds a completely different but complementary character that I enjoy as well.
4. Experiment with different levels of vermouth. There is a large trend towards just glazing the inside of the glass with vermouth and tossing it out, but I realized I like the twist that it adds to the taste of the drink.

Give it a shot and enjoy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Give me your poor, weak, and hungry

The biggest problem people have with Americans is said to be our over indulgence. This issue is said to be to the point of sin. When we look at world issues we look though a small microscope that is tainted with the green stuff called money. So what can the individual American do to escape the prison of having no voice and having an identity attached to a whole, the answer is simple, reach by communication one by one on the biggest platform's pilar of success "capitalism". Market oneself to be the best product whether it be honesty or courage or the best religion or morality. Should someone sell out to produce an effect or is there always another way. What is that way?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Drew Carey can Forge Ahead for The Price is Right

I happened to catch the last half hour of The Price is Right today, and Drew Carey was hosting. Since I saw an article on the front of Yahoo! News about it, I'm going to assume it was his debut show. I thought he was a little nervous and definitely different than Bob Barker, but I also think it is exactly what the show needs to last another few decades. The problem with a game show that has had a host for over 20 years is that the host becomes their own entity. There will never be another Bob Barker, just as there will never be another Johnny Carson, and for that reason it is imperative that they find a fresh new face to reinvent the show. Leno and Letterman are able to keep late night TV so fresh because they took Carson's format and really made it their own, and I think Carey is one of the few performers who is capable of taking a long standing franchise and making it his own. Just look at how popular the American Version of Whose Line was with him as the host. I'm confident he has the brains to take The Price is Right far into the future. This is not going to turn into Al Borland hosting Family Feud. What the hell is that guy's real name anyways?

EDIT: I actually realized there is probably only one other person who would do a fantastic job on The Price is Right, and that is Peter Sagal from the NPR radio show "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me." If you've never heard the show before, go here and listen if you trust me. This is the only show on any media form besides the Simpsons that I obsessively tune in to, so I highly recommend it. click on "Listen to the whole show"

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Give me three channels

I want a music channel

I want an action, movie channel

I want the discovery channel