…the parrots begin to jabber

This is what Willis was talking about!

Evel Knievel takes the biggest jump ever!

Part of my childhood just crashed into a row of busses today.  This guy was the king!  My buddy, Kevin and I were Evel Knievel on our bikes up and down Brentwood Dr.  He even had the lunchbox!  I remember watching this guy crash into more things than Ted Kennedy after $1 beer night at Bennigan’s. 

I hope this isn’t a trend for my childhood icons.  If so, watch out Bo and Luke Duke, KISS, The 6 Million Dollar Man, and The Incredable Hulk.  I’d be really hard to find if I were any member of The A-Team too.  Lay low, boys!  

RIP, Robert “Evel” Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007)

November 30, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", social, Sports, These made the man | 2 Comments

(Hands on hips) “Oh, Birdman, when will you learn?”

Whaaaaa?  Next they’re going to claim that some local cops were spotted at Krispy Kreme!  Please click for wise ass punchline.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", Music, social | Leave a comment

Without these brave men, we’d all be waist deep in Foo!

   A confession to my hipster buddies (I’m looking at you, Jednik and Clay).

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I admit that I am behind the curve.  (Old man voice pumping bony fist in the air) ’80’s metal was good enough then and there’s nothing wrong with it now.  Honestly, The last 10 years or so… I can not tell the difference between LimpNickleCreedBiskit and Chris Daughtry’s whiny, grading pop songs.  Through all of the crappy music of the 1990’s and the 00’s there came The Foo Fighters.  I thought this whole time that Alice in Chains was going to be the lone stand out from this noise.  But an an unquenchable thirst for the smack got Alice in Chains’ front man Layne Staley and they checked out of this competition.   

So, in another show of greatness from Mrs. FullBug, she laid this CD on me last night.  She said that she was tired of me always saying I liked the song on my truck’s stereo and inevitably finding out it was The Foo Fighters.  Great CD.  Great band.

Hurts me to say it.  Lead singer, Dave Grohl was the drummer for the band that killed metal.  I then reward him with a prized place on my favorite website.  Now, who’s the Foo?  

Another in a long line of funny videos from the Fighters –>   Click Me! Click Me!

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Music, Spare time | 6 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just watched this year’s hysteria from Moonanum James (Co-Leader of United American Indians of New England).  He was working up the the crowd of tens of people that are going to march tomorrow to disrupt the festivities at Plymouth Rock.  These people are interesting.  He was wearing bifocals (invented by Ben Franklin), talking into equipment (invented by Marconi and Edison), wearing Lands End and NIKE clothes, and had just climbed out of a car made in Detroit.  Tomorrow when he goes home and complains that Dallas got a bad call in the football game on his plasma, I hope he saves some of that bitterness for the refs.

I was going to write a hunk about the sacrifice the pilgrims made when they left religious persecution in Europe to come to the new world. It would have probably included the part where they arrived, weathered the harsh New England Winter of 1620, and went on to create a civilization that would start out with a handful of pilgrims and 250 years later dominate the world economy. 

There are people at my church, office, on TV, and all over print media that proclaim daily the tyranny of having to live in America.  They champion the lifestyles of those in 3rd world countries that have a more relaxed and stress free life.  They pitch most of the European economies as superior with their palatable socialism and mandatory 3 months of vacation time.  All while shopping in stores crammed full of any product you could imagine and the daily bombardment of evidence of God’s grace on this land. 

You bet I’m thankful this Thanksgiving.  Thankful to those that risked their lives to make the trip.  I am thankful to the men that forcefully broke ties when the colonies became too much to handle from a throne in England.  But these days I am most thankful for the handful in this country that still have the courage to stand and say; “your welcomed” to all those that have been given a platform and jobs that depend on tearing down and decrying the horribleness of this land. 

Bookmark this site.  When it becomes so bad that you just can’t take it, come on back and follow the links below.  Flights are leaving every hour.

Try here here here and here.  Shop around for the best rates.  Maybe try one of those travel sites.  Good luck and God bless, Pilgrim!

November 21, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", Politics?, social, What would you do? | 4 Comments

Stephen A. Smith is my new favorite racist!

On the heels of the shocking story that the big headed, muscled out, steroid injected, 45 year old Barry Bonds has tested positive for steroids, the perennially angry Stephen A. Smith was once again asked his opinion on ESPN about race.  Yawn.  Stephen A. thinks Barry cheated then lied to a grand jury over 20 times because of race.  Obviously racist prosecutors and overtly racist chemists injected poor Barry and made him gigantic. 

Some of his most hilarious claims were:  Nobody went after Mark McGuire because of race.  Marion Jones was disgraced because of race.  “Others” accused of steroids were not “railroaded” because of this issue.  I assume he meant Palmeiro and Giambi.  If memory serves Palmeiro was suspended and Giambi (when asked) came clean.  Smith did save the best for last when he claimed that the media and MLB were responsible for Bonds’ steroid use by turning a blind eye.   

Bonds has done nothing but deny and now he is left with the legacy that he created.  He’s been hated in every clubhouse he’s been a part of.  He was the reason Jeff Kent wasn’t the biggest jerk on the Giants.  He also was the recipient of a solid left hook during a bench clearing fight.  A bench clearing fight among teammates on his own bench.  Nice jab, Kent! 

So, move over Kellen Winslow Sr.  When you said on national TV that you wanted your son to play for a black head coach in college and was upset when he went to Miami over Mich St (who had a black head coach at the time) and said that you “would not tolerate” your son having a white agent representing him in his negotiations with the Browns, we all thought you were a lock forever.  But looks like you have been nudged out of your top spot.  Don’t take this laying down, Winslow.  Talk up how you don’t care much for Indian tech support reps and Jews.  There’s time.

November 16, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", social, Sports | 15 Comments

Since when did they stop putting toys in cereal boxes?!

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While enjoying a Styrofoam bowl of “Froot Loops” at my cubical this morning, it struck me.  Where the hell did my decoder ring go?  I want my trinket in a bag covered with cereal dust.   I used to get them as a kid.  We all shoved our hand in the box up to our elbow to retrieve a rub-on tattoo or whatever plastic hunk of crap the company thought would make us beg our Moms for in the grocery store. 

Yes, I left them outside as soon as I came in from playing.  Yes, I would occasionally have to go to the hospital after getting the “Cap’n’s lil’ Crunch ship” stuck in my throat.  YES, I wasted box after box of cereal pouring it out to get to them.  Why then take them away? 

After a closer examination, I discovered what passes for breakfast time entertainment.  A Froot Loops puzzle website.  A website?  What the…  That’s the attention grabber from the box? 

I know Mrs. Fullbug buys this stuff with the best of intentions.  But I’m sure she has no idea of what has been going on here!  I’m putting the box away now.  My boss just came in.  I fill a seat in sector 7G of a Fortune 100 company.  They pay me to think!  Right now, I think Froot Loops and their no toy having policy can suck it.

November 15, 2007 Posted by | social, What the... | 1 Comment

Hugh Montgomerie, quit replying to my instant messages with “LOL”!

When I send you an IM comment about one of my customers, don’t tell me you’re laughing when I am looking right at you.  That’s a lie.  Telling me that you’re laughing out loud is just a damn lie.  I’m on to you.   

More to come on Internet/IM etiquette. 

November 13, 2007 Posted by | social | 5 Comments

You’re still undecided? Student given question to ask Clinton: “I wasn’t only one”

GRINNELL, Iowa (CNN) — The college student who says she was told what question to ask at one of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign events told CNN Monday that she wasn’t the only one at the event who was a plant and said “voters have the right to know what really happened.”

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Iowa — whose story in her campus newspaper has now been widely circulated — said that giving anyone specific questions to ask is “dishonest,” and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.

Gallo-Chasanoff, an undecided voter, said what happened was really pretty simple: she says a senior Clinton staffer asked if she’d like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech she gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6. (Watch Gallo-Chasanoff ask Clinton the question)

I sort of thought about it, and I said ‘Yeah, can I ask how her energy plan compares to the other candidates’ energy plans?'” Gallo-Chasanoff said.

‘I don’t think that’s a good idea,” the staffer said, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, “because I don’t know how familiar she is with their plans.”

He then opened a binder to a page that, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, had about eight questions on it.

“The top one was planned specifically for a college student,” she added. ” It said ‘college student’ in brackets and then the question.”

November 13, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", Politics?, social | Leave a comment

Why would the cops think that wife beaters, dead beat dads, and DUI offenders would be Ozzy fans?

Ozzy Angered by ND Sheriff’s Sting 

(AP) — Ozzy Osbourne wants an apology from the Cass County sheriff for staging a sting operation in the rocker’s name without his permission.

Osbourne claims his reputation was tarnished when Sheriff Paul Laney invited 500 people with outstanding warrants to a phony party at a Fargo nightclub before the rocker’s concert with Rob Zombie at a nearby arena. More than 30 showed up and were arrested.

That’s right, Oz.  Stand up for what you believe in.  Please see the below pics of Mr. Osbourne keeping his rep in place. 

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November 4, 2007 Posted by | "News stories", Music, What the... | Leave a comment