Sunday, June 25, 2006

New House for Angelina and I to Consider

Here’s the new front runner in the Angelina-Adam house search. I’ll admit that the price sounds a little bit steep at first, but it is Hulk Hogan's old house, so I think that makes it a value at $25 Millon.

This Made Me Chuckle This Morning

Somebody spliced together clips from a State of the Union speech to make a music video of George Bush singing the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Here's George's spliced together version
And here's a sample of the original
This, my friends, is what the internet was invented for. Thank you Al Gore.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hilarious Stupidity in Championship Celebration

I’ve split this post into 2 parts, both have to do with rich people in Miami making fools out of themselves at the Miami Heat championship parade. If nothing else, be sure to listen to the audio in the link at the bottom of the post to hear audio of the first mistake and an interview with the guy who makes the mistake in the 2nd part.
Part 1:
There has been some discussion about whether the Committee to Give Dwayne Wade the Love He Deserves should disband now that it looks like the nation has finally caught on to his greatness. Well, thanks to a monumental mistake by a member of Miami’s city council I can assure everyone that the Committee must remain intact. At the championship parade in downtown Miami Dwayne Wade was introduced on the stage by some councilwoman as “Wade Jones.” The full introduction went something like this; “he’s calm and collected, has a will to win, because his name, OF COURSE, is WADE JONES!” The conviction with which she says “OF COURSE, WADE JONES” just takes it to another comedic level, and then you can hear the crowd wondering “who is she talking about” and then start laughing.
Part 2:
Heat Owner Micky Arison didn’t fare much better than the councilwoman who introduced D-Wade. Throughout the playoffs the Heat used the term “White Hot” as their marketing slogan. Arison went up to the podium and wanted to cap off his speech by telling Miami to “stay white hot.” Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? Not if you’re Micky Arison. Instead he wound up telling all of Miami, the most culturally diverse city in America, to “stay white.” I cannot imagine any worse town in America to tell to “stay white”
Here’s an interview that my favorite sports radio program did latter in the day with Micky Arison talking about him telling Miami to "stay white" and it also includes audio of the councilwoman introducing "Wade Jones".

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Liberty City Sleeper Cell? is reporting that arrests were made today in Liberty City regarding a terrorist plot to attack the Sears Tower and possibly a Miami Federal Building. It’s kind of odd to think that my favorite Miami ghetto was a staging area for such malfeasance. At least it’s nice to know that the kids from Liberty City Middle School that I used to tutor are a little bit safer tonight. Well, at least a little safer by Liberty City standards anyway.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Say Hello to the New Face of the NBA

Back in 2004 I was called “retarded” by a friend of mine for claiming that Dwayne Wade was better than Carmelo Anthony and every bit as good as, if not better than, Lebron James. If by “retarded” my friend meant “completely right in every way” I guess he was right. Check out this line in the 6th game of the NBA Finals, on the road, to clinch the series;
36 Points, 10 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 4 Steals, and 3 Blocks, Finals MVP.
I was alone when I said it 3 years ago, but now the nation, nay the world, must agree;
Dwayne Wade is the Best Player in the NBA and Will Usher in the Next Golden Age for the NBA.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Forget Calling Him the Next Jordan. He’s the First Dwayne Wade.

Yeah, you read the title to this post right, D-Wade is the man.
42 points in game 3, followed by 36 points in game 4, followed by 43 points (and 17 in the 4th Quarter) in game 5. A player as young as Wade hasn’t had this large of an impact on an NBA Finals series since Magic Johnson filled in for Kareem and scored 42 back in game 7 of the 1980 Finals.
It appears that D-Wade has decided that he will single handedly win the Finals for the Miami Heat. If for some reason you have not been watching this almost superhuman display be sure to put Tuesday night at 9:00 on your calendar.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pour Myself a Cup of Ambition.

I’m 2 weeks into my job and I really like it. For those who don’t know, my job mostly involves dealing with landlord and tenant issues and trying to get unemployment compensation for our clients. One of the best parts of the jobs is that I get a lot of client contact. In some ways I think this could be one of the more serious legal jobs I’ll have since many of the cases I handle decide whether or not a person or family gets to stay in their homes.

In addition to the substance of my job, the walk to work is pretty interesting also. One building over from where I work there is a guy who is living in a 3-sided glass store front apartment under 24/7 surveilance by 4 digital stream cameras. To see what I’m talking about go to If you watch his webcam at the right time you might even see me staring in awkwardly at him while I’m on my lunch break.

In an alley on the way to my job there is another interesting installation, rather than explain it I’ll just show you a picture:

Here's an explanation of what's going on here

Lastly, I don’t have a picture of this one, but another building nearby is covered in fake grass as part of miniature golf course thing, I’ll try to get a picture and post it sometime this week. For now you can read this description

Lastly, anyone who knows what song I’m quoting in the title gets bonus points.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

R.I.P. John "Earthquake" Tenta

Sadly former professional wrestler John Tenta died today. Anybody my age who was a wrestling fan when they were a kid remembers Tenta for 2 things; He was the guy who came closer than anyone else to ending Hulkamania and also he squashed Jake “The Snake” Robert’s pet snake Damien (actually it was just a bunch of raw meat stuffed into pantyhose inside Jake's snake bag).
Here's a great retrospective of Tenta's career

For those wondering how my job is going, I love it. It's quite demanding, but even more rewarding.