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Archive for December, 2010

Friday B-Movie Pick: Runaway

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Yes, B-Movie Fans, the 1984 Michael Crichton classic starring Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, and nicely, but not overly, rounded Kirstie Alley. Household robots are being programmed to kill by an evil genius. I picked this one because I got one of my kids a Roombra for Christmas.

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Today’s Dose of Reality

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

The following definition comes from the Urban Dictionary:

libertarian socialism: An anarchist who likes government. A libertarian who hates freedom. A communist/socialist with a different name for PR reasons. Basically something that doesn’t make sense. Another way of describing it…a monkey in a pinata.

Libertarian Socialism is the perfect ideology for a schizo.

As my friend Leslie Bates often says, “What are your questions on this block of instruction?”

Monday Book Pick: The 4 Hour Body

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss

I just started digging into this book, but it is very interesting and the result of a huge amount of research.

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Friday B-Movie Pick: Scrooged

Friday, December 24th, 2010


It’s Christmas Eve, gotta go with a classic.

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Quote of the Day

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Tell your 5th grade teacher, when she starts in with the Vegan lecture again during a spelling lesson, that you’re going to kill and eat your supper as soon as you can get your hands on some weapons. Then inform her that if she gives you anything less than a ‘B” on any report card because you told her that, your father will have a phalanx of lawyers turn her life into a deposition purgatory. Then don’t pass in any homework for the remainder of the term. Let’s see who has the stones.

From the The Borderline Sociopathic Book For Boys

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Didn’t get good reviews, but I liked it. Good guys, bad guys, good actors and a classic plot, save the world and get the girl.

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Random IT Quote of the day

Monday, December 13th, 2010

“Managing sysadmins is like leading a neighborhood gang of neurotic pumas on jet-powered hoverbikes with nasty smack habits and opposable thumbs.”

An Honest Look at democrat talking points on tax hikes

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Let’s be honest here, the “tax increase on the richest Americans” that the democrats keep repeating their talking points on, won’t effect the “richest Americans” one damn bit.

Take my senior Senator for example, based on his income as a Senator alone, he should be paying federal tax at a rate in the mid thirties.  In addition to his tax payer funded income, he personally is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, plus he married a woman who inherited billions of dollars from her late husband.  His federal tax rate is 14%.

The tax hike the democrats are so hot for won’t effect his tax rate one damn bit.  So the democrat’s rhetoric about having the richest Americans pair their fair share of taxes is a flat out lie.

One of good ideas of the President’s deficit reduction panel was to drastically simplify the tax code and reduce the highest tax rate to 25%.  That will reduce the 30% plus overhead of the IRS and get uber-rich democrats, like my senior Senator, to actually pay their fair share of the taxes paid by almost every other working American.

Don’t expect democrats to embrace this idea though.  It goes against their core values, like waging class warfare.

A sure sign your professor isn’t qualified to teach the course…

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

This rule goes double for graduate school.

If the professor has one third or half (or more) of your grade based on your using APA format, they clearly don’t know enough about the subject to be teaching.

Actually, the odds are pretty good that there are students in their class who know about the subject than they do.

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Woot! This South Korean homage to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns is one Hell of a fun ride! It’s Manchuria in the 1930’s and everyone is after a treasure map. Really, everyone, including the Japanese army and multiple criminal gangs.

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