Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So, been gone awhile...again.

But, I've got some cool stuff to share with you over the next few days.  First, new TV shows!

OK, so I rarely get very excited about new TV shows unless they are on cable channels (HBO, FX, etc...), but there's a pair of shows coming to NBC that look amazing.

First and most importantly, we have Awake. I won't tell you what it's about until after you watch the trailer:



It literally had me tear up about 2/3 of the way through.  This show looks WAAAAY too good to be on network TV, much less on NBC.

Second, we have Grimm.  This one looks kind of like Supernatural with a larger budget.



Still, could be pretty cool if done right.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

My Friends, THIS is the power of the internet

In response to several companies buckling to pressure from the government to help censor WikiLeaks, Mastercard, paypal, and a host of others have come under attack by hackers (labelled "Anonymous" (as in a proper-noun) by the media, which is hilarious. They truly do NOT understand technology). It's a long story, but a picture is worth a thousand words:


Folks, this is a big deal. "The internet" has had enough of the "government", and they are fighting back. Sure, Julian Assange is a colossal douchecanoe, but I can't fault what he's doing with WikiLeaks. It's time to call .gov on it's BS. Truly, we live in interesting times.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Did you ever...

Did you ever think you would see these words in print:

However, as the LA Times noted, the new rules are "unclear" on whether TSA agents can touch children's genitals.


Truly, we live in interesting times.

Monday, November 22, 2010

One Man Beats The TSA

And it is GLORIOUS.

If all this is true, it's very clever asking them if he was being detained or free to go. Once they try to say he is detained or must submit to a search as mandatory, it becomes an instant bright-line rule under the 4th amendment that there must be probable cause, and they don't have it. You don't treat citizens at the airport the same way you treat prisoners going to and from cell block.

REMEMBER KIDS: The 10 MOST important words when dealing with ANY law-enforcement types (yes, even TSA rent-a-cops) are: "Am I being detained or am I free to go?" LEARN IT, LOVE IT, LIVE IT.

Also, a good excuse to post this:

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Whoa. New Sucker Punch Trailer



Lots more info in this trailer, some sense of the plot (what little there appears to be) and a whole lot more awesome.



This pleases me.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

And Edwards Is GONE!!!

Flores: 61%
Edwards: 38%

Booyah, SUCKAH! It's been a long time comin'.

So, there's like, and election or something today...

And the best news so far: 538 has Edwards at a 4% chance of WINNING!

I almost don't care about the rest, it's just time for that sleazebag Edwards to go. More as I feel like it. Wish I could locate Pepe again...

Some words of wisdom from good ole Samuel Clemens:

"Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often and for the same reason." - Mark Twain

It is not possible to speak more true than that. It is undeniable.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Well. How about THAT?

THE RANGERS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

They absolutely beat the Yankees like a pack of rented mules. It was farking GLORIOUS. If you haven't watched the series, even if you don't like baseball, you REALLY missed out. It was just so uplifting to watch our boys from Texas put those @$^#&% Yankees in their place. So to commemorate the event, I will share a collection of photos in relation to the series. Enjoy.














Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Most Whacked-Out Trailer I've Seen In A While

And the movie couldn't look any cooler. Sucker Punch is by Zack Snyder (you know, the dude that drenched us in blood and testosterone with 300). Seriously, how friggin' sweet does that look? Nazis, blimps, giant samurai with gatling guns? I'm in.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Question for Financial Folks: Infinite Banking

I won't go into everything, but if you know what "Infinite Banking" is, I have a question: Is it really worth it?

See, our financial advisor is pushing it pretty hard, even had Nelson Nash come to pimp it. I've done a ton of research, and frankly, I don't get it. I mean, I completely understand the theory and the practice, but I really don't understand why people would choose it over a decent savings account or a low or 0% loan (while having the cash to pay it off). For example:

Example 1: Using CASH for purchase. $10000 account earning 5%.

I take out the $10000 and make purchase. It is no longer earning 5%. So, after 1 year, I have lost $500 in interest, correct? Well, lets say at the end of the year I put back the $10000 + $500 ($10500). So, it was as if I never took money out in the first place because I added $500 out of my pocket to make up for the lost interest. The opportunity cost of using the money was 5%, but I made it up by "charging myself" 5%. Following? Ok.

-This transaction cost $500 out-of-pocket and I have $10500.

Example 2: Commercial loan. $10000 at 5% interest.

I take a 5% loan from a bank and leave my $10000 in the bank, still earning 5% interest. At the end of the year, I pay off the loan in full for $10000 + an additional out pocket $500. My bank acoount earned $500, but the loan interest cost me $500. The opportunity cost of using this method was 0, but the interest cost of using this money was 5%.

-This transaction cost $500 out-of-pocket and I have $10500.

Example 3 (Infinite Banking): Policy loan for $10000, current loan rate 5%.

I take a 5% loan from my policy and make my $10000 of cash value collateral, still earning 5% interest + dividends. At the end of the year, I pay off the loan in full for $10000 plus an additional out of pocket $500 to free up my collateral. My cash value earned $500, but the loan interest cost me $500. The opportunity cost of using this money was 0, but the interest cost that I needed to pay free up my collateral was 5%.

-This transaction cost $500 out-of-pocket and I have $10500.


So why would I pay all the fees and whatnot for front-loading an IB system when I could do the first two options much easier? I know that IB technically has some tax shelter properties, but I'm thinking the HYOOOOGE fees in the startup kinda kill any tax advantages offered. What am I missing?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Subaru Forester On A TANK RANGE!

As some of you know, back in December I got a Subaru Forester to replace my well-used Mazda Protege. I've always wanted a Subaru, and I really missed the Jeep I had in high-school and college, so I was pretty pumped to get my Forester. I'll post some pics of it later. Anyway, came across this on the Subaru Forester owners forum. Apparently, there's a Fozzie club in the Ukraine that takes their vehicles out to a TANK test range and drives them around!



I want to go to there.

NEWSFLASH! Obama's "Having a great time on vacation"

Our long national nightmare is over! Obama is having a great time on vacation (number 8 this year, I think). And praise allah, he's also eating well!

Kenworth said she’d been asked not to talk about what the Obamas ordered, but “the whole table got lobster tempura with island corn succotash and lemon vinaigrette” in addition to their individual entrees.


Can muslims eat shellfish?

Ba-ZING!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So, To Start Things Off (Again)...ZOMBIES!!!

So, you all know I'm a huge fan of all things zombie, and also a huge fan of all things Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist), so I was so excited I almost peed when I found out the AMC had hired Mr. Darabont to do television adaptation of the absolutely brilliant "Walking Dead" comic book. This thing looks PERFECT, and if anybody can pull of the atmosphere of despair and hopelessness, it's Frank. Looking forward to this.