Monday, February 27, 2006
Jeg ka got lige Skandinavien.
Motivational Posters: Inspiring or Fraud?
Motivational posters have been around since well I guess posters were created. A few years ago a friend gave me a calendar of Demotivators. They are posters that poke fun at the motivational posters. I find them hysterical. It is even funnier when your company has them hanging in the halls. Here is the a description from the founder...
MOTIVATION. Psychology tells us that motivation- true, lasting motivation- can only come from within. Common sense tells us it can’t be manufactured or productized. So how is it that a multi-billion dollar industry thrives through the sale of motivational commodities and services? Because, in our world of instant gratification, people desperately want to believe that there are simple solutions to complex problems. And when desperation has disposable income, market opportunities abound.
AT DESPAIR, INC., we believe motivational products create unrealistic expectations, raising hopes only to dash them. That’s why we created our soul-crushingly depressing Demotivators® designs, so you can skip the delusions that motivational products induce and head straight for the disappointments that follow!
E.L. Kersten, Ph.D.
Founder and COO
Here are just a few of my favorites:
Friday, February 24, 2006
It's Fast, Exclusive, Expensive and Now Totaled
Quote of the day:
On Tuesday, someone crashed a $1 million Ferrari Enzo into a utility pole, at a
"For a million dollars, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and apparently in this case it did work," Sgt. Phillip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.
speed of over 110 mph, cutting it in half on the Pacific Coast Highway in
Malibu, California. View Images:
"It took out the pole, and part of the car went another 600 feet," Sheriff'sSgt. Philip Brooks said. "There were 1,200 feet of debris out there."The driver jumped out of the wreckage and ran into the canyon above, evading a three-hour search by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter and a mountain search-and-rescue team.
The Ferrari Enzo is the fastest production car ever made. It has a 6.0-liter V-12 that boasts almost 700 horsepower. The Enzo was so exclusive with only 399 produced; you had to have purchased several new Ferrari’s previously to be considered for the opportunity to purchase it. Richard Losee, a Utah county resident, owns an Enzo and I have seen him tooling around Sundance in it. Losee has even driven it to California to compete.
UPDATE: 03/03/06 The Plot Thickens in Ferrari Crash
LA COUNTY Sheriff's Sgt. Phil Brooks said Monday, the car was traveling 162 mph when it crashed, far faster than the 120 mph originally believed.
So what do you say after you just crashed your very rare exotic car? I know what I said when I put a scratch in my $20k car. If you like to look at others pain here is a good site… http://www.wreckedexotics.com/
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Today's Intersting Places to Surf
Make cookies with that pre-tasted look… Cookie Cutters
So where is the Muslim outrage? School bans pigs stories
Don’t Panic about Domestic Spying but instead Internet Spying . This is the information that is available to any website you visit.
The Economics Of Prostitution: Is a wife or a prostitute more costly?
Well if the wife isn’t costing you too much what about splurging for the $1000 Ice Cream Sundae? I saw this on TV and had to Google it…
I believe Will Ferrell will be the next person to have a bounty on his head… Can you Say NASCAR NATION FATWA?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Bryant Gumble: Winter Olympic Hater!
Here is his quote:
Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them. In fact, I figure that when Thomas Paine said that “these are the times that try men’s souls,” he must’ve been talking about the start of another Winter Olympics. Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the winter games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won. And try to blot out all logic when announcers and sportswriters pretend to care about the luge, the skeleton, the biathlon and all those other events they don’t understand and totally ignore for all but three weeks every four years. Face it — these Olympics are little more than a marketing plan to fill space and sell time during the dreary days of February. So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin. (Source)
While I believe that Bry Bry has his first amendment right to blather on out his oversized pie hole and say what ever floats his boat but doesn’t this seem to be what civil rights activists are fighting against? I remember not long ago Rush Limbaugh was removed from his commentary position at ESPN for a similar remark. It just seems a little one sided. So let me get this straight: it is activism by speaking ones mind on race if it is against whites but if its whites speaking out against other races its hatred and racism? I guess I just don’t get it. In all honesty, I am not offended one bit by Gumble’s silly comment, but it sure made me feel anger for any black person who is a Republican.
More blogs about this:
HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention' or
Bryant Gumbel: Liberal Activist Masquerading as Impartial Journalist or just heated debate/ranting for entertainment purposes only at HBO
White Trash T-Shirts
Another One that Made me laugh
It reads I am just into it for the parking.
And t-shirt for baby
Shirt reads Now that I am safe I'm pro choice.
More white trash shirts here Warning: Profanity on many of the shirts
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
One liners supposedly used by the men and women in law enforcement... All Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
"Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."
"Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."
"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."
"Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that's the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun."
"So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"
"Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh...did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"
"Warning! You want a warning? Okay, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."
"Then answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"
"Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey DOO."
"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."
"In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."
"Just how big were those two beers?"
"No Sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."
"I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."
"You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? ... Your right, we don't...Sign Here."
Friday, February 10, 2006
A swift kick to the LoveSac Baby!!!
LoveSac declares bankruptcy…and sticks it to its creditors hitting them squarely in the proverbial nutSac®. It is always sad to see a company declare bankruptcy but what happened here. Shawn Nelson seemed to have it all together. When we last heard from Nelson, he had just won Sir Richard Branson’s "The Rebel Billionaire" and was said to have pocketed a cool $1,000,000 bucks and a sweet job with Virgin. Nelson was the Utah boy done good but then he seemed to disappear; then a few days ago it was announced that LoveSac was going Chapter 11.
It appears that Nelson and LoveSac left a wake of people in the lurch for their cashola. LoveSac has $500,000 in assets and $3.2 million in debt. Wayne Schmirler, president of Sino China Trading Limited, is one of LoveSac's unsecured creditors, said his company will end up losing more than $1.2 million from LoveSac's bankruptcy filing. Schmirler says that this may cause his firm to go bankrupt. Another Utah company Ensign Group International is owed $126,000. Ensign officials admit that the LoveSac filing will hurt but not destroy their business.
In October Nelson claimed that LoveSac would have sales in excess of $30 million. LoveSac operates 74 stores, including six locations in Utah, and has roughly 700 employees. So what happened? Did they lose funding? Expand too fast? Or were the prices just too high? It would be interesting to see inside to see what caused such a melt down of an up and coming brand.
So I guess Branson knew that the Sac had some issues or else we would see it as Virgin LoveSac.
Links: LoveSac.com, Rebel Blog (it reads as though Shawn was cautioned by his bankruptcy lawyer).. Hey Nelson I thought you were married? Your blog looks like you have become a roadie for Motley Crue… Could it be you overspent for your Lake Powell Trip?
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Muslim Cartoons: Its Always Funnier in Egyptian Newspapers
It seems strange that the whole Muslim world is outraged by political cartoons published in a foreign country's newspaper but here is a blog with evidence that the cartoons were published in an Egyptian paper 5 months earlier. Link
“Gay” Penguins and the Penguin Sexual Revolution
So does this mean that soon there will be a call by penguins, of course, for laws recognizing Gay Penguin Marriage? Do they get healthcare for their “life partner”? It just seems a silly thing to protest about when after all, the zoo is only trying to keep the poor penguin from extinction…
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Capitalism Alive and Well
Even the outraged Muslim's know how to make a buck in times like these... Gaza shopkeeper stocks up on Danish flags to burn!!! "When entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Dayya first heard that Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were being reprinted across Europe, he knew exactly what his customers in Gaza would want: flags to burn."
And just to be fair there are sites supporting Denmark... The Dissident Frogman
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
Satisfaction in hunting?
I'm going to have to agree with Wendy Mair (Readers' Forum, Feb. 2). Hunting is indeed extremely honorable and satisfying. Not many hobbies or recreations serve the honor or gratification I feel when I blow a small animal away with my shotgun.
Illegal poaching is indeed reprehensible and abhorrent, but we enlightened hunters are continually researching and developing more improved, humane ways to blast a hole in an animal.
Hunting is also a great way to bond with your children. Nothing says "I love you, son" like sharing the heartfelt moment of discharging a slug into a doe. I also hope that this legislation passes. Our young children need to escape the distraction of simulated violence and gore in today's video games and movies and experience them in real life.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Questar sings "Just Can't Get Enough..."
Monday, February 06, 2006
Here’s a Quarter Utah Call Someone Who Can Design…
Seven years ago the United States Mint started to redesign our money. Quarters began to have individual state designs on them. The first ones were very cool and designed to represent the state. I think most of them are quite good.
Recently Utah released their final designs. Wow… Who chose these designs? Mrs. Adams 4th grade at Provo Elementary class? It looks as though there were few entries to choose from so they chose the only three entries.
This has turned into another Mormons vs. Non-Mormons battle. Oh brother… Beehives have about as much to do about the LDS religion as L. Ron Hubbard does (absolutely nothing). Brigham Young thought that it represented industry and working together for the greater good so he used it as a state symbol. Non-Members seem to think it to be the ultimate symbol of Mormonism. To non-Mormons it might have well been a swastika on the quarter. My complaint is they could not have made the beehive more boring in appearance.
It is true that the transcontinental railroad met in Utah in 1869 unfortunately the design says 1896 the day Utah became a state. Promontory Point is just a desert wasteland now and really isn’t as important to Utah’s identity as other designs. It just seems kind of silly.
Yeah this does nothing for me either. It looks like a drawing out of a 1970’s LDS New Era magazine.
This one showing the natural wonders that is Utah. I feel that this one represents the state the best but of course Governor Huntsman put the kibosh on it. It is only good enough for most advertising about Utah.
The Governor and Utah Travel Council should pull their collective heads out of their behinds and chose something marketable. These three designs suck… Learn More about these crappy designs here.
Friday, February 03, 2006
Lyrics for Edge of Seventeen
Cindy Sheehan: Nut Job or Brilliant Mind
Sheehan mission hasn’t been to stop the war, humiliate the president and/or make herself look like a complete idiot. She has worked tirelessly for something even more exciting. She has secretly been using these protests for free travel. Cindy has brilliantly taken the death of her son and used it for 15 minutes of fame and free travel. Sheehan spends the month of August 2005 vacationing in Crawford, TX. September she spends touring the country in her “bus” on the Bring them home tour seeing more of Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Indiana, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, New York and Washington DC. Not too bad of a vacation paid for by some idiot that isn’t realizing she is using this for a nice vacation. Later in September she get a trip to Arizona paid for by someone else to see Senator John McCain (R Arizona). Sheehan ends up calling him a “warmonger”. Sheehan visits Chicago on the tab of the Communist Party USA. If no one will listen maybe the Commie’s will? In December she got an all expense paid trip to Great Britain and Ireland. Recently Sheehan visited Venezuela's President Hugo “Nut Job” Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela. Wow why not just call Osama and ask to attend an Al Qaeda pep rally op? And then recently Cindy Sheehan got to attend the President’s State of the Union address; an event that most Americans will never ever get invited to attend.
Cindy Sheehan really isn't the nut job she appears to be but is secretly working to see the world for free… The clock reads 14 minutes 57 seconds... tick tick tick.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
One of the Worlds Dumbest Criminals…
Kory C. Tippetts an 18 year old Orem resident calls police to inform them his house had been burglarized. The only item reported stolen was a quarter pound of pot. Police arrest burglar and Tippets for possession with intent to distribute.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Dr. Marilyn T. Welles and the Flamingly Incompetent Controversy
If you want to learn more on how I got these high rankings for these search terms see Google Bombing Marilyn Welles.
Dear Marilyn Welles,
Your letters to Eric Sather and to others at Sundance eventually got me fired. Ok NOT I am totally joking. I decided to pursue a new job with more potential for me and my family. If you would like to stalk me there that would be fun. Did I tell you I work in Emergency services? I do… I work closely with many police agencies. (You know those who uphold stalking laws) I haven’t reported you as a stalker yet because it is still a fun novelty for me and my associates. Hey why don’t you click some of my Google ads while you are here so I can pay next years hosting bill. I mean you are sucking off enough bandwidth that you should at least be useful. Ads are on the right side…
PS Did you get your flamingly incompetent shirt? If not send me your address and I will forward it on. In the mean time keep your faith in God. Oops I forgot you are an atheist. Dr. Welles keep fighting all the religious people in America and Canada…as it makes me laugh... and maybe we can get IN GOD WE Trust Removed from our money or maybe the Utah Highway Patrol Memorial Crosses removed.