The following are my opinions/rants/bitches/etc., and are highly
opinionated. If you don't agree with them then you are entitled to your
opinion. This is my forum to express my opinions. I will not justify my
opinions to others. If you wish to email me and have an intelligent
discussion I am all for that. If you do not like what I have written
here you can feel free to NOT read
Monday November 3, 2008
People that back into a parking spot
Ok, I have been needing to vent about this.
I get so irritated about people who feel the need to back into a parking
spot. I hate it when I am at the mall or something driving through
the parking lot and some guy needs to make a sudden stop, throw it in
reverse, and take the next minute and a half backing into his parking
spot. I actually nearly got into a confrontation with someone that
went past an open spot. I pulled in and I guess he was going to
back in to the spot. he got out to tell me I took his spot.
I said you drove by it. I think he was considering getting violent
with me, but since he was a good deal older than me he changed his mind.
That was probably a smart move. After the J.O. left I then moved
to another spot thinking he was of the mentality that he would key my
SUV after I went into the store.
I have noticed the overwhelming majority of people that back into their
parking spots are in these categories.
1. Exotic car owners i.e. Lexus/Benz/BMW/Vette or something of
that caliber compensating for other shortcomings..
2. Young disciples of Fast & Furious. They typically drive
some POS rusty 1994 Honda with a HUGE fart can exhaust tailpipe and
think it is the coolest thing on the road.
3. Blue collar union folks.
I guess these folks want everybody to think they are too cool because
they are proficient at using the reverse gear. You then get these
folks telling you how much safer it is to back into a parking spot.
While there is some logic on heading out of a parking spot, there is a
risk of bumping the car behind and on the side of you. Believe me
I have seen many a super cool guy back into the car behind him while
backing into his parking spot. I have then seen that person leave
the spot and go to another spot thinking no one else is looking. I
have also heard that it is common practice in Europe to back in to a
parking spot. Well, the US is not Europe. It fascinates me
that people in the US hold the mannerisms of Europeans in such high
regard. I can say with a certain degree of assuredness that
backing in a tiny Euro econo box is way easier that backing a near 20
foot SUV or pickup.
I guess some people think the front of their car is so much cooler that
the back. Now I am all for baking in when you need to unload cargo
from a truck or van.
Wednesday August 13, 2008 Guest
Blog about NFL on FOX
I know it has been a LONG
time since I updated this blog, but here is another guest entry from my good
friend Lee Hiliard.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!! I have made a
decision not to watch any sort of NFL pregame show during the 2008 season.
Save for Frank Caliendo’s bits on the FOX pregame show. Frank’s an extremely
talented impersonator. And if you don’t know who Frank Caliendo, WHAT
FUCKING ROCK HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING UNDER???
Frank is tops in my book
because he’s drawn the ire of Jim Rome. What do I have against Jim
Rome you ask, well, he belongs to that special subset of television
personalities called “sports reporters” To me sports reporters are lower
than even New York cab drivers and used car salesmen. At least those two
vocations contribute something positive to society. Unlike sports
reporters who “ANALYZE” & “BREAK DOWN” some football retirees first crap at
the NY Jets training camp, they move people from place to place and sell
transportation to people.
This is by no means one sided, some
athletes themselves create drama by becoming involved in stupid crap.
I don’t give a fuck about how some dumb football player keeps track of his
prescription medication. And for every athlete that carries a gun,
hire a fucking bodyguard if you’re that worried for your safety. God
knows you’re paid enough money to procure the services of one. And if
you must still carry a gun, do the smart fucking thing and obtain a
concealed carry permit. If you can read a playbook, you can read the
test they give. Reading this, do you believe I give a fuck about how
you paid some Phillipine hooker money so you could defecate on her, NO!!!!
Are you proud of this accomplishment? Athletes don’t
want to be role models these days, fine, I don’t need to know your carnal
Finally there is the uber die hard fan. You
know who you are, the one who listens to sports talk radio all day long.
Don’t call in bitching about some trade or move your favorite sports
franchise made or didn’t make. Don’t bitch about some call or decision
the coach/manager/ whoever made. Did the general manager ask for your
resume the last time they were on the hunt for the last guys replacement?
Fuck NO!!! To use a sports cliché, Monday moring quarterbacking does
you no good!!!! Finally if you feel you must grace everyone with your
opinion about something, please keep the topic timely. Don’t wait four
fucking weeks to get something off your chest. Don’t you have a
Don’t get me wrong. I like to watch baseball.
And generally my ass is planted on the couch during football season.
However all of the above named people make too much of so little instead of
focusing on what matters, what happened on the field for the allotted period
Sunday May 21, 2007 Guest Blog
I have a very
special guest blog from my buddy Lee. He has been wanting to rant so I said
I will post it for you. With no further delay here it is.
Greetings, my good friend Bob has let me grace his web page with a blog of
my own. His only rules were not to call him a Turk, some slimy POS or any of
some hundreds of other colorful phrases. I'll save all of those for when I
see him in person. With that being said, I'd like to get something off my
chest. The shameless exploitation of NASCAR's drivers. At first a few years
ago, I'd only see what I am talking about during a race or some kind of news
show. Now I see this during non-racing shows. I am talking about these
drivers showing up everywhere they go in their driver’s suits. I mean come
on, does Tony Stewart or Kasey Kahne really go to the grocery store or Tibet
in their driver's suits? At least Budweiser and Wrangler have enough
sense to know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't live in his Nomex. He goes to
the store to pick up a six pack of Bud in his wrangler jeans while driving
his Chevrolet. That I can believe. What I can't believe is Jeff Gordon,
Jimmie Johnson and Terry Labonte hanging out in Ditech's conference room in
their drivers suits talking about mortgages. This all stems from the
shameless plug we’ve seen these drivers doing in the post race interview. It
goes something like this; Well, you know the Hardee's, Goodyear, Valvoline,
Reese’s, Tide, Sunoco, Viagra, Vagisil, Tylenol, Crane Cams, Chevrolet Monte
Carlo ran really good today. I'd like to thank, my crew, my sponsors, my mom
and dad, my brother, my sister, my third grade teachers brother’s mechanic
for everything here today. This whole idea has gotten out of hand, and I
call upon the driver’s themselves to put their Red Wing shoe’d feet down and
demand that they spend their breath telling it like it is, how that sumbitch
put me into the wall and I’m gonna get him next week at Atlanta rather than
rattling off everybody and his brothers sponsors.
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Wednesday May 9, 2007 MLB
Banning Alcohol in the Clubhouse
This is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever
heard in my life. I am a lifelong Cardinals fan and feel for the family
and friends Josh Hancock. He was a valued member of the team and from
what I have read friend to a huge group of fellow teammates. Josh
Hancock made a decision to drink to the point of near double the limit
of being drunk and then got behind the wheel of a car. It was a
terrible decision in which Josh Hancock paid the ultimate price. We can
all be thankful that no one else was injured of killed as a result of
Now to the real idiocy. The Cardinals and other MLB teams have decided
to ban drinking in the clubhouse after a game. Did they not read the
same report as the rest of the country? Josh Hancock drank too much
alcohol at a local bar, NOT the clubhouse. He was reported as
completely sober when he left the clubhouse after the game against the
Cardinals-Cubs that night. So what does banning a celebratory beer
going to do? NOTHING!!!! Players are still going to drink, some of
them in a irresponsible fashion. Banning beer in teh clubhouse is like
telling a junkie that they cannot shoot up at their place of work. They
are going to go somewhere else. What about the fans? Do you think the
MLB teams are going to ban alcohol sales at the ball park during games?
FUCK NO. That is part of the immense revenue that MLB teams get over
the course of a season. If MLB was so concerned with drunk driving they
would not allow beer in the stands. Just goes to show you that the
almighty $$$$$$ are king in our society. This trend needs to be snuffed
out as it is absolutely ridiculous.
What of the local taverns around MLB stadiums, are they going to stop
serving alcohol after games? NO!!! Another example that $$$$ rules.
What about post-season celebration? I think it is fantastic when the
team that wins a huge series (especially my Cardinals winning the World
Series in 2006) by having a beer/champagne celebration. Granted most of
the beer and bubbly ends up on the floor, it is still a great tradition
that should be here until the end of time.
Another side note. Josh Hancock was also found to have a small bag of
marijuana in his posession at the time of his death. Now the do-gooders
in the media and such are making him out to be such a bad person and
that he was some no good dope smoking addict. What has our society come
to when it is OK to go out and get shit faced on booze but zero
tolerance when somebody smokes a joint? I am not an advocate of smoking
marijuana as I don't do it, but in my opinion it should legalized. Mind
you I am not talking of legalizing cocaine, heroine, opium, crack, etc.,
just marijuana. Why not, alcohol is legal. It would put the majority
of drug pushers out of business. Last time I checked alcohol was
responsible for far more deaths than marijuana in this country.
Cigarettes are legal as well and they kill millions as well.
Tuesday May 8, 2007 Chicago
You have to love Cub fans. They quite possibly are
the most loyal creatures on the earth. Who else would root for a team that
has not won a championship since 1908? I love their attitude, if they are
in first place in May or June you may as well just hand them the World
Series trophy. Myself being a Cardinals fan have to deal with them
everytime I go to Busch Stadium when the Cubs come to town. They tell us
how much better they are, (????????) and how great it is to be a Cub fan
(????????), and how much the Cardinals suck. Let me see first place World
Series winner vs. last place Cubs. The logic is sound in their eyes. Yes,
the Cubs have been a better team when they play the Cardinals. If they
could somehow harness that for the other 145 games they may actually win
something. You figure that in the 97 years from 1908 to now they would have
won the World Series by dumb luck. Also to blame Steve Bartmann in 2003 is
ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. What about ALL the hits the Cub pitchers gave up
after that unfortunate foul ball incident? Bartmann was not even there for
game 7. Steve Bartmann cannot even go out in public anymore because of what
the fans have done to him. Hey I was rooting for the Cubs in 2003. I
wanted them to get off the schnide so they would stop being the lovable
losers they are. Is the Cub balance so fragile that a foul ball can tip the
scales in the favor of the other team? Do you know the Cubs have yet to win
a World Series in their new stadium? News flash Cub fans, Ron Santo does
not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. This is not a knock on him, but eh
HoF is for the elite players. I have never met Ron Santo, but from what I
hear he is a very nice person. If the HoF is changed to the Hall of Nice
People then Ron Santo is in. Until that day only the elite players should
be allowed in. Yes there are players in there that should probably not be,
but that is not my decision.
The only thing the Cubs have going for them is that they are not
from New York or Boston.
Sunday April 22, 2007
ESPN and the Yankees/Red Sox
I am so unbelievably sick of ESPN and their insane love
fetish with the Yankees and the Red Sox. The folks at ESPN believe that
everone in the US is either a Yankees or Red Sox fan, just ask them. When
Boston beat my beloved Cardinals in 2004 you would have thought that the
second coming just happened. When my Cardinals won it all in 2006 that was
just an anomoly to ESPN. A World Series without either the Yankees or the
Red Sox is simply invalid. Correct? Take the ESPN broadcast of NY and
Boston tonight. ESPN went through every detail of the game until my stomach
turned. ESPN even broke down the game on Sports Center. Hey ESPN, there
are 28 other MLB teams. Take the no-hitter thrown by the White Sox Mark
Buehrle. All ESPN could talk about was the upcoming Yankees/Red Sox
series this weekend instead of the no-hitter. Please, enough. I realize
there is an East Coast bias, but this is ridiculous. ESPN needs to realize
that not too many foks outside or Boston or New York even care. This is all
compounded by ESPN having Peter Gammons on the staff. If I want any
Cardinals (defending WS champions) coverage I need to watch local
Sunday April 1, 2007
Worst Movie EVER
I recently had the unenviable pleasure of
watching the worst ever movie. The movie is titled "The
Bros". The Bros. has displaced my least favorite movie of all time "The
Island of Dr. Moreau", it is now the #1 worst on my list. While I only was
able to stomach about 40 minutes of it, but I was able to deduce this much
of the plot.
Lanny and Pete are two white "wannabe" guys trying to break into the
gangster rap scene. Everybody knows that the gangster rap scene is
completely dominated my black men (ones with good street "cred"). Lanny and
Pete are determined to do it. They have a slick slimy agent tell them he
can get them a studio sessions to cut a CD for a mere $10,000. Lanny and
Pete are two complete losers living at home with no money. They intend to
make their money the street way by breaking into cars at the local mall in
white suburbia. Along they way they get arrested to increase their street
cred. A little after that I turned the movie off. The DVD would make a
nice drink coaster on the coffee table.
All in all the premise of the movie had potential to be very funny. Bad
thing is that the two main characters Lanny (John Tindall) and Pete
(Joachim Wiese) can't act to save their lives. All of the terribleness
of the movie is compounded by that the video quality looks as though the
movie was shot with an el-cheapo garage sale VHS camcorder. All I can
say is this movie SUCKS. Don't waste your time or money seeing it. I
was given my copy for free so I did not have to spend money on this POS.
There is a reason that a great many have never heard of this movie or the
Tuesday March 27, 2007 Dell
to offer Ubuntu as an OS Option
In an article
Dell has announced it will offer Linux (Ubuntu looks to be the overwhelming
choice) as an OS choice. All I say is, about time. Why should we be FORCED
to buy M$ OS when we buy a new PC. Should we not have a choice? When
ordering a laptop or desktop Dell, Gateway, HP, Acer, etc. give you a choice
about everything else, why not OS. NO, the only choice is either Vista Home
or an upgrade to Vista Premium. Also the corresponding laptop or desktop
with Linux should be cheaper than the corresponding laptop of desktop with
Windows installed. I am going to gather that Dell will not have to pay for
Ubuntu at all. They would just have to make any source code available if
they modify it.
Another great thing that can come about from this is DRIVERS and HARDWARE.
Dell will use hardware that is Linux friendly and this will have a trickle
down effect to hardware manufacturers and the people that write drivers.
just think, no more crappy WinModems and Broadcom will write Linux drivers
for their wireless cards.
I think Dell should take it one step further and offer laptops and desktops
with no OS. Lest face it, a person that wants Linux will probably want to
install it themselves. This should come with an even lower price tag.
I can hear it now all the M$ loving Linux bashers. They will preach that
people will buy the desktops and laptops with no OS and then use bootleg
copies of M$ Windows on them. That is so lame.
M$ will see this as a huge threat and throw their weight around saying,
"Microsoft won't sell Dell anymore Vista licenses at huge discounts until
they are Microsoft only". The waves of change are upon us. I hope Dell
will follow through with this.
The only negative I can think of this is will we see pre-installed Linux
distros with tons of crappy Lite software or a crap load of trial versions?
I certainly hope not.
Tuesday March 27, 2007
Microsoft Licensing BS
The more and more I think about it the more it pi$$es
me off. I was a devoted Microsoft Windows user for many years until Linux
matured enough to replace Windows. I detest the fact that if I spend $180
on a copy of Windows XP that I can only use it on ONE freaking computer I
own!!! I know I am in the minority, but I own four computers. I should be
able to put Windows XP on all four on my PCs. I cannot use all four of them
simultaneously. How would you like it if you bought a CD or DVD and Sony,
RCA, whoever said you can only play that CD or DVD in one player? You would
tell them to F.O. Right? Well M$ has been doing this for a long time and
we have just accepted it. Also the WPA crap on Windows will sound off if
you r PC dies and you re-install Windows on your NEW PC. Thankfully there
is the open source community. I can install Ubuntu on as many PCs as I want
and it is just fine with Ubuntu. The only stipulation is that if I modify
the source code I must make it available to everyone who asks me.
Tuesday March 27, 2007
Linux is the Future
The more I use Ubuntu the more I love it. I find
myself using Windows less and less. Here are the occasions I still use
Outside of gaming I don't see a need to even use Windows anymore.
Everything I used to do Windows I can now do with Ubuntu. People bitch and
say how hard it is to do things in Linux, WAHHHH. It is not really harder,
it is just different. Heaven forbid if we must stretch our brains a little
bit. Anyone with average intelligence can learn to use the OS effectively.
(DirectX games are Windows only)
disc manager is better than GParted and is far better with USB flash drives
Removing U3 software from my USB flash drives
Exposing my PC to viruses and spyware :-)
Also, you don't need to get a Pro, Home, Basic, or Enterprise version. Just
use the package manager to install the applications you need.
Monday March 26,
AOL is the Worst
I get sick of
AOL users. They are the reasons that viruses and spyware get circulated.
They click on anything Lets talk about the software that AOL users
install. AOL 9.0 or whatever version AOL is using now is the worst system
hijacking POS I have ever seen, worse than Norton System Works. It
basically transforms Windows XP into AOL XP. Any software that requires an
administrator account is BAD, especially software that deals with internet
access. I am sure it is not much better on Vista. I have friends
that use AOL (for whatever reason I don't know) and all they use it for is
complete BS. Did you know that 85% of AOL users don't even use AOL to
access internet information? What do they do you say? They sit around and
instant message each other. I guess they don't realize that AIM, Yahoo IM,
MSN IM, etc. are FREE (USE gaim please people) and all you need is an
internet connection. They don't realize you can get cheap dialup ($10 a
month) and download IM clients. I don't know about you, but most of the
SPAM I get has an @aol.com in the SPAM address. I am no SPAM expert, but
since AOL email are the biggest receivers of SPAM it would make sense that
the spammers would use fake AOL accounts to email SPAM to AOL users.
Remember, AOL users will click on anything, especially a link that says
something about sexy women who want to meet you.