07.14.07

I’m a Grampa..

Posted in Occipital Lobe (Visual) at 6:43 pm by Jay

Well, I have become a grandfather. My son Joshua has had a beautiful daughter. Check out the video and watch out for that tongue.

05.11.07

Online Poker

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 10:17 am by Jay

I play poker online to keep my mind sharp. I don’t like the free games since they tend to not play similar to real money games. For a very small risk, in my case I spend less than $300 a year, I get 100’s of hours of online poker play.

For the alternative I could play in a local poker room but instead of playing for pennies a hand I have to play for $3 or more a hand. I can lose $100 in less than an hour playing a live game vs $10 in an online game. This just doesn’t make sense to me.

I play for the entertainment. In this day and age I am really offended  by the government telling me how I can spend my money.

04.27.07

China can eat Ben and Jerry’s

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 7:38 pm by Jay

Ha!,  just as I was saying. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070427/ap_on_re_as/china_climate_change 

According to the article:

“China accounted for 15 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in 2000, second only to the United States’ 21 percent, but the fast-growing Chinese economy is expected to surpass the U.S. in emissions in the next couple of years.”

And don’t forget that sneakly Kyoto Protocol they tried to get us to sign a few years back.

“China is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gases, but as a developing nation it is exempt from its mandatory cutbacks.”

What does this have to do with Ben and Jerry’s?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/11/AR2007041102109.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

I love George Will…

“Time magazine’s  Global Warming Survival Guide (April 9), No. 22 says a BMW is less responsible than a Big Mac for climate change….”

“This is because the world meat industry produces 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions….”

“Ben & Jerry’s ice cream might be even more sinister: A gallon of it requires electricity-guzzling refrigeration and four gallons of milk produced by cows that simultaneously produce eight gallons of manure and flatulence with eight gallons of methane. The cows do this while consuming lots of grain and hay, which are cultivated by using tractor fuel, chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, and transported by fuel-consuming trains and trucks.”

The bottom line is that we can trash our Hummers and “Think Green!” all we want but if China, India, Brazil, S. Korea and Mexico are exempt from doing anything the net effect is negative and our savings is insignificant. That is the real world impact.

04.18.07

People Powered Searching?

Posted in Temporal Lobe (Verbal) at 12:08 pm by Jay

I just heard about chacha.com today. It seems that they have  a new idea. Combine good old fashioned librarian skills with search engine technology to help people find what they are looking for on the web. Of course it does create a new job for “Master Guides” that can earn up to $10/hour plus a multi-level bonus. Interesting.

Ban Handguns or Macs?

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 12:02 pm by Jay

I think that the Korean student at Virginia Tech used a Macintosh to write his 8 page rant before his rampage. Maybe we should ban Macs?

04.17.07

Virginia Tech

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 5:06 pm by Jay

This is a terrible tragedy, I wish that it would not degrade into an argument over gun control. Timothy McVey did quite a bit of damage without a single round of ammunition. Ban all the handguns and you will not stop the senseless violence. I would rather dodge bullets than have to deal with someone hiding bombs in the school. You can’t ban Hydrogen Peroxide. Just like in Columbine there were many warning signs that this guy wasn’t quite right but no one did anything to stop him.

01.22.07

Heroes@!

Posted in Occipital Lobe (Visual) at 6:17 pm by Jay

Finally! Heroes will be back on tonight. Can’t wait. We will see what the new “hero” has to offer and what the heck happened to Skyler!

01.16.07

Water Intoxication

Posted in Frontal Lobe (Behavior) at 10:19 am by Jay

waterbottle.jpgAt first I thought that this story was just stupid but now I realize that it was just tragic. A local Sacramento woman died while trying to win a Wii game console during a morning radio show contest. The story is here: http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/108430.html if you need a username and password use beesucks and beesucks.

I was thinking with all the press about the Chico hazing incident how could anyone think this was a good idea? Well, maybe if they spaced the water out with smaller quantities it would be safe. Well, I guess not.

To top it all off, during the contest a nurse called to warn that it was dangerous to drink too much water but it was ignored by the radio station staff by the fact that the contestants had signed waivers although they were never warned that their health was in any danger.

Turn Left NOW MISTER!

Posted in Frontal Lobe (Behavior) at 12:05 am by Jay

nav.jpgOK, how about the idiots that are not paying attention but decided to follow the command of a satellite navigation system. Check this article out. It told me to turn officer!

At least he didn’t kill himself unlike this Darwin Award nominee that tried to electricute some pesky moles in his yard with a 380 volt power line.

BTW, What the heck is going on in Germany?

01.12.07

Drivers and DVD’s

Posted in Frontal Lobe (Behavior) at 12:10 am by Jay

dvd.jpgWTF! I am driving down the road and there is a black Escalade. I know it’s hard to believe… but here is the kicker. The dash has one of those radio/DVD players and the DRIVER is freaking watching a movie at the stop light. Then what about the drivers that decide to TEXT MESSAGE while driving! The California cell phone law doesn’t even go into effect until July of 2008.  

 Oh, add to that the crazy 70 MPH tailgaters that drive so close to your butt that you cant see their headlights at night… No wonder I need drugs…

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