Monday, February 25, 2008

Bored Dot Com

I was bored so I googled "fun things to do online" and found this cool website.

Anyway, I went there and created the following Masterpiece. IT'S A MASTERPIECE, I TELL YOU..... A MASTERPIECE.

Click here to create your own painting.

I voted

Well, I did it. I voted in the Primaries. First time ever for me. And I voted for Hillary, a Democrat. My father is rolling in his grave, I just know it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

No! Say it isn't so!

Apparently YouTube's DNS has been hijacked and the whole sight is down..... Augh! I need my comedy fix.... somebody, make it stop.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Von Lee Smith - Another one to watch

Another recently discovered talent, Von Lee Smith, surfaced some time last year and was on "The View". This is his performance. I don't know what's become of him since his performance below. Does anyone know? This video is pretty good and you can see he's very talented and demonstrates a very broad vocal range.

He probably can do just about anything. You can also go HERE to other videos - his version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is outstanding.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Josiah Leming - A Star is Born

I am absolutely crazy in love with this kid. He auditioned for American Idol, made it to Hollywood and then got cut. He was having trouble working with others and with other material. I think they did a big favor for him by letting him go. I know a lot of people are upset by it but I don't think he would have been able to shine because he was having so much trouble working with the unfamiliar. And that's part of how you grow with AI. If the performer can't go out of his/her comfort zone, then he/she can't grow. He is still somewhat pretentious but so were Elton John & Bernie Taupin when they first started.

I sincerely hope this kid grows and isn't just a flash in the pan. That's up to him, though. Enjoy the video.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

More on Joran Van Der Sloot

As you can see, I'm still really caught up in this. I found this video on YouTube. It is an interview the Joran Van Der Sloot had BEFORE the televised confession. He had no idea what was going to be televised, he just knew it was something he had said. Note that when they make reference of the person that helped him dispose of the body, he doesn't deny it. He actually plays down his relationship with the person that helped him.

Additionally, HERE is a very interesting article that puts more of these events into perspective, including how much involvement Van Der Sloot's father had in influencing Joran's answers to the police interrogation from the very beginning of the investigation.

Campaign Science

The "candidate matchmaker" I have posted just prior to this post has really been making me think. For some time now, I've been posting about my thoughts and opinions regarding the Republican Party and how I'm ready to abandon ship and go Democrat. Even going so far as to declaring my desire to vote for Hillary Clinton.

If someone told me 8 years ago that I would be voting for Hillary, I would have laughed in their face. Fast forward to today and that's where I am. I am about to vote for "the enemy".

So, I take the quiz and I discover that based on my answers and Hillary's existing position on the issues she is the least compatible with my views on politics and Huckabee is the strongest. And yet, I still want to vote for Hillary.

That's where the science of campaigning has to be an extremely fascinating phenomenon. I'm curious about the different markets that candidates have to woo. I guess I don't fall into the "I want to see where they stand on the issues before deciding" market. Because, obviously, I'm voting for the one I'm least aligned with. How do candidates decide to market themselves? What do they throw away and what do they keep as benefits for their constituents.

I guess it goes back to the seduction of G.W. I fell for him.....hard. And then I regretted it. So what difference does it make if they line up or not.

James Carville is the only political consultant I know of and I really know so little about him. But for some reason, I feel like I know of him well enough to think he's probably the best. But I'm sure timing is everything. Bill Clinton's campaign was the right time for Carville. Still, I would have to think that listening to his strategies and the reasoning behind them would be absolutely fascinating!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who is your match?

I took the quiz and shockingly was told I'm closer to Huckabee than to either Clinton or Obama...... Interesting.

Monday, February 11, 2008

It's Decidedly So

I have given it a lot of thought and I feel very comfortable with my decision to vote for Hillary. Both in the primaries and in the big election.

I think this is our only shot at getting a woman in the White House. That isn't the only reason I'm voting for her. I honestly do not think that either McCain or Huckabee have the charisma to win an election for President. I'm tired of the Republican way of doing things.

I think that Hillary has a lot of experience and she has an extremely intelligent man at her side who understands people. I like Obama but I just don't think he has the experience.

So, I'm really excited about voting in the Primaries becuase I've never done it before. I never would have thought that when I did actually get around to doing it that it would be Democratic Primaries. Interesting how times and people change.

Curious Kitty

Seamus is very curious about the workings of my printer. Every time I fax, scan or copy something, Seamus becomes the detective.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Joran Van Der Sloot

I watched the interview on 20/20 last night and I've been reading the fallout from it. Specifically the response by Van Der Sloot's attorney.

This is what I think. I think he lied about calling someone to dispose the body. I believe he disposed of it himself. The events around his friend coming over to dispose the body and Joran's walk home apparently don't line up. The phone call from the phone booth couldn't have happened because it doesn't take local calls. I believe that he was on the beach with her and I believe that while she was with him she died and I believe that he did absolutely nothing to help her and I believe he disposed of the body.

And the fact that he did dispose of the body implies to me that he was somehow involved in her death.

One thing is for sure; his attitude regarding the entire episode has been and continues to be absolutely disgusting.

I wonder if his parents continue to feel compelled to unconditionally stand behind him.

Monday, February 04, 2008

My Top 10 Superbowl Facts

I love the SuperBowl. It's the party and the commercial and tradition around it that I love so much. I don't watch a minute of football during the season and I pay very little attention to the statistics throughout the season but I'm always aware of the upcoming event.

So, I found a site that lists 40 amazing Superbowl facts. Below are my favorite 10. The link to the site is at the bottom of page.

1) Per their contract with FOX Sports, camera operators will get paid a bonus every time they show a celebrity in the stands -- and the bonus doubles if the celebrity is young and female.

2) Super Bowl footballs are made from specially modified pigs commissioned by the league with "NFL" watermarks tattooed into their skin.

3) A recent study was supressed because it revealed the TV average viewer loses 2.6 I.Q. points while watching the Super Bowl.

4) The current Motorola headsets used by sideline coaches feature military-grade voice encryption.

5) The week before the Super Bowl is the peak U.S. sales period for beer, soda and urinal cakes.

6) The NFL commissioner's office gives a pair of tickets for the following year's Super Bowl to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff.

7) Cruise ships are forced to remain in port the day of the Super Bowl because the last three times Boston and New York teams played for a sports championship, the game coincided with the sinking of the Titanic, the Andrea Doria and the Lusitania. This doesn't make sense to me, there were no superbowls when the Titanic sank.

8) The number of chickens used to meet the nationwide demand for hot wings during the game is roughly equivalent to the population of New York City.

9) At one point during their 1980 Super Bowl season, 31 players on the Los Angeles Raiders 40-man roster were convicted felons.

10) New technology proposed by the FCC would determine when an obscenity is spoken by fans attending the game, who would then be required to pay fines as a condition of leaving the stadium.

The source of these Amazing but True Facts is HERE. Enjoy!


There are some national stories that linger with me for a long time primarily because I need closure in order to move on. Schapelle Corby is one of those stories that I just keep waiting will have a happy ending. I wonder about her now and then. Unfortunately, I'm not optimistic about her fate; I wonder if she were American if it would have turned out better for her

The other story I've needed closure on has been the story of Natalie Holloway. I went on to FoxNews.Com this morning and at the top of the page is a report that the confession that was pulled from Joran van der Sloot by a hidden camera is admissable in court. That arrogant piece of ---- is going to get what's coming to him.