Toast, It's not just for breakfast anymore: August 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Cleaning out the fridge this morning, I found a tub of 'Cool Whip Sugar Free' that has been hiding in there for at least 6 months. I opened it up, and it looked the same as the day we bought it. Pretty sure that means it's not actually food.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Was Vick Railroaded?

I'm not supporting the guy or his actions, but this jury just seems stacked.

Stock Market Showing Signs of Recovery

The stock market seems to have found its bottom. And not a moment too soon. I got lucky and happened to be in foreign markets at the time the mortgage woes surfaced, but they got hit kind of hard too. For a while there it got so bad that we decided to cancel lunch for the foreseeable future. Glad that didn't pan out. Lunch is one of my three favorite meals of the day.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Memory. All Alone in the Moonlight

Seriously. All alone. I vaguely remember Obama posing in front of a statue of Superman, acting like he was one in the same, and me thinking how gay that was, but I'm hard-pressed to remember fixing the photo to reflect a more accurate Obama:

I'm going out on a limb and blaming society. Her S is backwards, so there's no doubt I made it (being a huge fan of 'flip horizontal'), but at the same time, her (stage) left knee and thigh are weak, and that's not like me. Are you guys going to let me get away with blaming society? Or do I have to enter full-denial mode?

Update: I'd have posted it sooner, but when trying to take the photo, Le woudn't get off the danged stage!

Monday, August 20, 2007


Later, squatter chick. Back to your home with you. Loser. This woman had 'future hippie' written all over her. Good riddance. "But what about separation of families?" Whaaaah! I'm not for separation of families, just for even application of our laws. I fully support her kid's return to Mexico for re-unification with his Mom.

Hey, anyone know how I can flip this lady the bird textly? 'Cause I will. Too long she flaunted her breaking of our laws.

(I'd hat tip Drudge for the story, but he's gone all "we're gonna die from evil CO2!" on me, so I'm not going to. Watch his # of hits go down the tubes as he suffers from the lack of a link from me. Take that, Matt Drudge! )

Sunday, August 19, 2007

More 'Big Love' Kudos

This girl singing the song is evil as heck in the series "Big Love", but what fantastic un-coached pipes (note the lack of tremolo/vibrato)! My taste for music tends more to Nirvana/Floyd/Mozart/The Archies, but this song was moving. A happy song made sad by being sung in a minor key while EVERYONE in every scene, including the singer, was extremely unhappy. Whomever the director of Big Love is, he deserves a raise. Brilliant.

Just FYI, the guy at the beginning of the scene has just been given a lethal dose of morphine (unknown to him). I kept him in the clip to add to the ambiance. Watch Big Love on HBO. You'll be happy you did. In a sad way.

Update: Who's the coolest person in the series? This girl:

I only mention it because I'm fascinated with this new (to me) trick of greying out the background. Aura left in on purpose in this case. Expect to see some more goofy pictures using this tactic in the future. I wonder what it would look like if I removed her aura and bumped her light levels! And if this isn't an image that deserves some 'unsharp masking', then I don't know one that does... and what if the tint was changed? I bet her eyes could be drawn out by a... Hmm. Gotta go.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Posts Disappearing

Anyone having post disappearance problems on I just lost two. In all fairness, they were pretty silly, so it may be as blessing in disguise. Still, it's curious.

The gist of them was that I hate the Smiths and Stephen Morrissey, but you probably could have guessed that anyway.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Is anyone else getting creamed by the stock market? I'll sum up my position in one word. OUCH!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Deadwood Critique

We've obtained a copy of Deadwood, the story about a town in South Dakota during a gold rush. It's an interesting story, including Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. My advice? Swear more. A mere 75 f-bombs/(*bleep*)-suckers/c-words per hour is simply not enough.

O..M..G.. Is this the way they actually talked, or is HBO just showing it's skullduggerous side? My bet is on the latter.

Shamelessly Stolen

From The Stoutest of Republicans.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Worth Reading

If you read blogs, you've no doubt seen Michael Totten's interview with an Iraqi translator. But just in case you haven't, click this. This is the message that the left either doesn't understand or doesn't care about.

MJT: What do you think about the possibility of Americans leaving?

Hammer: It is like bad dream. Very bad dream. A nightmare. Worse than that. Like sending me back to jail. Like they set me free for four years then sent me back to jail or gave me a death sentence.

His solution to the troubles in Iraq? "Give them electricity." Doesn't that seem like something we could accomplish? I think the towers are still getting blown up by jihadis, so why not just bury them? Fixing a blown up wire that is buried would be much easier than replacing a tower. Just wonderin'.

His other solution is also great. "Charge money to the families of insurgents. Fine them huge amounts of money if anyone in their family is captured or killed and identified as an insurgent. Make them pay. You can put it into law. Within one week they won’t do anything wrong because they want money. Their familes will make them stop."

Heck yeah. Let's all become Iraqi citizens and help elect this guy to be 'Head of Everything' in Iraq.

Sick of Scott Beauchamp

(letter to TNR)


Please please use my image during your next discussion of the Scott Thomas situation. You may use it free of charge. Notice that I used the French for 'part two'. Something about your stance just seems 'French'.

Thanks in advance!




Taking bets on whether I'll get a reply. My bet is that the answer is no. I'm just sick of hearing about this scuzzball, and the sooner TNR admits it just fell for it because it's the kind of thing that it wants to hear, the sooner we can move on. Your credibility is shot, TNR. But you can still (kinda) save your respectability. That window is closing fast though. 'Fess up.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Russian Dolls

Kids take after their Mom.

Watch The Flight of the Conchords on HBO (Sundays?). It is by far the dumbest show that has ever made me laugh so hard I cried. Here's one where they explain how to pick up a woman. Guaranteed to succeed. Sharing a kebab with the most beautiful woman in the entire restaurant? That's just gravy.

This one is NSFW, but only barely, because it's so silly. I've been out of the dating game for a decade, but to be honest, this is NOT how I remember it. But it's got UN backing from the crime-lords of Turtle Bay itself, so...

Listen to our anthem

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