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May 18, 2008

Life Father, Like…Oh My God!!!

Last week, Montastic’s gift to the world (or me, one of her many dedicated readers) was, so of course I must pass it on to you (many of which are the same readers).

In case you’re hesitant, here’s a preview:

April 22, 2008

Naked mole-rat resembles a naked something-else.

This little guy was the subject of a joke that my cousin’s wife forwarded to me. And yes it was a crude joke about how the naked mole-rat of Africa look like a you-know-what with buck teeth. So of course, I laughed so hard from this one photo that I had to find other pictures to continue my laughter. I also found a very interesting article about the curiously long lifespan of the naked mole-rat species.

February 4, 2008

My Favorite Super Bowl XLII Ads

Ok, so I just want to get these out there. I didn’t really see a lot of amazing spots this year. The ones that really stuck with me were the E*Trade spots with the baby. The funny dialogue really made these work, and the little extras woven in, such as the spitting up and the creepy clown.

I also enjoyed the Planters ad and the spot for the Toyota Corolla, although I thought it it could have been executed better. But the ones I really liked were not new for the Super Bowl. They were the Doritos ad and the Tide ad (a previous Ad Crush).

January 19, 2008

Ad Crush:


I caught a great spot for that aired during American Idol. It featured a tall man with extremely large legs walking around town. The commercial told a story. It reminded me of a Super Bowl ad. Someone finally posted it online, so here it is, and here is the Ad Week article.

Agency: BBDO
Director: Rupert Sanders.

January 14, 2008



I feel like recently I’ve used every mode of transportation available, except for horse, boat and spaceship. It’s very relaxing to have others do the navigating for you. With someone else in front of the wheel, I was able to focus my attention on things other than speed limits, gas gauges, check engine lights and potholes. There was definitely a lot to observe on my trip from Portland to Tacoma and back.

The first thing I noticed was how laid-back and hassle-free traveling by train is. There are no security checkpoints, and seating assignments are made at the gate. I didn’t have to take my shoes or my belt off.

Laura and I sat across from two brothers from Jefferson, Oregon. One was a 10th grader, the quieter one was in 8th grade. They were both shy at first, but I made the mistake of asking how much his bistro car pizza was and how it tasted. Once I broke the ice, he was more than willing to speak his mind during the entire train ride, specifically on movies and his favorites subject in school, history. Luckily, Laura and I had refreshments in the form of Black Butte Porter and Bud Light. We also got to sample some of the fine bistro car cuisine for ourselves. She got the microwaved quiche, and I settled for the microwaved hot dog. Yum, yum!

On the way back we didn’t have to face any talkers (the kids said they were taking an earlier train back down). Instead, Laura and I were able to relax and watch Across the Universe, a decent flick that featured Beatles’ songs. It made Laura choke up at the end, but it just made me chuckle.

Overall, the train ride was an enjoyable experience, and I will definitely utilize it’s convenience again. I will just plan on taking and earlier train so that I can enjoy the scenery.

Some other things I saw:

– At least 5-10 cuties on each train. One that caught my eye was drinking wine at the bar in the bistro car.

– A geo-engineer writing up a memorandum about some slope he checked out.

– Amtrak employees with really cool hats.

January 8, 2008

Stv Mllr ready!!! Gladiator hotty!!!


Before I start blabbing about my infatuation with one of the new lady Gladiators, I should preface by just saying that the second-coming of American Gladiators lives up to the original. I wouldn’t say it blows the original out of the water, but the show certainly has aged well, and in some ways reinvented itself…with the help of Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali, of course.

To be completely honest, Crush is going to be reason why I’ll be watching every Monday night. Her real name is Gina Carano and she is a 25-year-old MMA fighter from Las Vegas. She’s also a knockout with a solid frame. One of her legs would probably last me a year if we got in a plane crash and I had to eat. That’s the sort of thing I look for in a woman. It’s even more important than the mother-daughter so-this-is-what-she’s-gonna-look-like-in-30- years comparison.

So let’s review:
-I wish I was in good enough shape to wrestle with big dudes in spandex.
-I don’t mind women with a little meat on their bones, as long as it’s life-sustaining muscle.
-Ladies, just a heads up, I’m gonna be giving you mama the once over.

December 27, 2007

Yummy in my Tummy-san


Cody and I were starving so we decided to hit up one of his favorite lunch spots, Masu East (not listed on the website, but located on SE 28th between Burnside and Stark).

We both ate like bums and got the Kobe Beef Burger. Not because it’s a familiar entree, but because it’s damn good! We also split an order of California rolls. Those were also unbelievably fresh and delicious, and I’m not even a sushi eater. Hell, I can’t even name half the stuff they put in them. There’s banana in it somewhere, right? I think I’m already wrong…

The staff one this side of the river also seems to be a lot nicer, maybe because I visited the Masu in downtown with Mike and Jake, and they look like trouble.

Eat here.

December 18, 2007

Paper or Plastic or Whole Grain?

Something is terribly wrong with me. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been feeling really exhausted lately, or just the fact that I have yet to visit the gym after signing up right after Thanksgiving, but tonight I went grocery shopping, and everything I bought was healthy.

I’m just going to post the receipt and let you see for yourself. May I just point out that about half the list is made up of produce. Also, as a loud and proud carnivore, I think I had to ask someone to pick out my Gardenbugers (WTF?) for me and carry them to the line. It just seemed sacrilegious. That was the last thing I got before checking out and that whole time period is kind of fuzzy in my mind.


To be completely honest, I felt really confident walking around with a basket of healthy food; so much so that I struck up a conversation with the checker, Erin. This could be a very dangerous lifestyle change.

December 13, 2007

Why didn’t I go to UW?

Oh yeah, this is why:

It’s like it never ends.

December 11, 2007

Kenny vs. Spenny



What can I say about this show? It’s the most brilliant form of stupid humor I’ve ever seen! Cody mentioned this show produced by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I found it online and instantly got hooked. I guess episodes new and old are now being shown on Comedy Central.

The whole basis of this show is two guys live together and compete against each other. Kenny reminds me of an irritating and demented George Clooney. He is prone to cheating and annoying Spenny. Spenny, on the other hand, is more like a tightly spun Pee Wee Herman type with a Jerry Seinfeld whine that gets easily frustrated and offended.

So far, my favorite episode has been the “Who Can Blow the Biggest Fart?” competition. Here is a clip of the scene that left me with a stomach pain and a headache from all the laughter. Enjoy!