Saturday, January 29, 2011

Free Fact Friday (late edition)

Todays Daily Dump

Another Benefit of Being Vegetarian

Vegetarians may fart more than meat eaters, but it seems they do so in a more peaceful manner.  The loudness of farts, it appears, is based on the size of the opening through which the gas passes.  Apparently, because vegetarians have larger stools, they have looser sphincters, and hence, quieter flatulence. 

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When was the last time you had a 'tall boy' ?  Let alone a Pilsner tall boy ?  I was lucky enough to have a couple of them at the Republik thrusday  night.  Republik is a bar here in Calgary, for all of my loyal out of town followers.



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I was in Shuswap territory this past week with work, working with a winery getting their software up and working.  Talk about God's country.  This place is great, with the scenery (and i don't mean chicks), the landscape, etc.  I would definently love to come here in the summer time and hang out on the Shuswap lakes and just chill out for a week.

Here are a few pics of the winery I was working with, they are called Recline Ridge winery.


An aerial shot of the wineshop.  A neat log house with a self contained bachelor suit upstairs.  The white garage off to the right is where they do their bottling.


A front view of the entrance to the wine shop


Another shot


Some wine they have in stock.  You can see the awards they have won for their wines on the top shelf


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So I rented a car while I was in BC and these are the keys below.  Do you notice that it is missing something ?  The keyless entry  !! (FOB).  What a joke this was the whole week. Parking my car, getting out and then going to the back door to grab my laptop, only to realize the back door is locked.  Unlock the front door again, press the 'unlock' button to unlock the back door.  Get my laptop, close the back door, open the front door again to press the 'lock' button to lock the whole car. 
You can see where this is heading. 
This happened all week.  Gees, once you have keyless entry, you wonder how you survived before without it !!




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Am I the only one that doesn't really care about the super bowl ?

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I am out !

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday Morning Metal (late edition)



BRET MICHAELS Recovering After Heart Surgery - Jan. 24, 2011



POISON frontman Bret Michaels underwent successful surgery earlier today (Monday, January 24) to repair a hole in his heart — a condition he's had since birth, but only recently discovered.

Michaels, 47, is said to be recovering at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital following the surgery.

According to The Arizona Republic, doctors at Barrow and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center directed Michaels to continue follow-up treatment for his April 2010 hemorrhage before moving ahead with surgery to repair his heart.

"I've done a lot of neurological tests, and they say I'm about 95 percent there," said Michaels. "I still have a little 'funk' with my left hand that I haven't quite figured out, but I think with a little more therapy, by one full year (after the hemorrhage), I'll be as good as I'm going to get."

He added, "Barring any complications, I should be out within three to four days. Then, I will be down (resting) for three weeks. I don't know if I can sit around for that long, but I'll try my best."

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX: 'Big Four' U.S. Dates To Be Announced Tomorrow - Jan. 24, 2011

The dates for the U.S. leg of the touring rock festival featuring the "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — will be announced on Tuesday, January 25 at 8 a.m. PST.

The two-disc DVD release of "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria", containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the "Big Four" tour has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of 100,000 copies. (Note: Due to the fact that the set consists of two discs, it was eligible for platinum certification after shipping 50,000 copies; platinum certification for a single-disc release is 100,000 copies.)

"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard "Top Music Videos" sales chart in November with first-week sales of 22,000 copies. The set also debuted at No. 1 in Canada, the U.K. and Austria, while entering at No. 4 in Germany.

The show was part of a two-week European tour featuring the four biggest names from the Eighties thrash metal era. The idea first came up last year and METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio he was glad to finally see it happen. "It's pretty amazing if you think about it, that it's the first time basically in 25 years or 30 or whatever that the four of us have actually played shows together," he said. "So it was a lot of fun, a lot of memories, a lot of fun times — new fun times, and fun times talking about the old fun times. So it sort of was a, it was a winner on every front."

A short audio clip of Ulrich talking about the "Big Four" tour is available at this location (Real Media).

"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" set features full shows from all four bands along with behind-the-scenes and interview footage.

A "Big Four" tour of other parts of Europe is being planned for this summer.

METALLICA finished out its "Death Magnetic" touring cycle in November in New Zealand and Australia, but is already confirmed to headline the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil on September 24, 2011.

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Today we have the privilege of having a 'guest' blog.  My sister in law has submitted and entry talking about their dog 'Zeppelin' and their son 'Lyric'...read on...

My Side of The Story by Zeppelin Mexico

Things weren't always this way. I used to sleep where I damn well wanted! Now my eighty pounds of winter fur and I are locked in the family room where the electric fireplace has been blasting all evening long. I'm not allowed to wonder the house at night because I might wake up that unidentified drooling object in the crib. I'm onto him though. They all think it's so cute, him pulling my tail and biting my ears. He is out to destroy me! I'm sleep deprived and my nerves are shot. Every time I lay down I can see him spot me with those wild eyes, and soon he is on the move towards me laughing crazily. He baits me with cheese and bread mashed into his fists only to smile at me as I'm getting into trouble for eating it. So I'm getting even! I have been stealing his socks and eating them. Sometimes I will leave one balled up In a corner saturated with my saliva just to say, "I'm not taking this shit any longer!"

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So Ang, Ryder and I went to Tommy Burger on Saturday for supper.  It was our first 'out of the house' supper, and things went really good actually. 
Now, we had one server that looked like a cross between my sister lindsay and my cousin lacey.
Check out the pic, don't you agree ?


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Speaking of pics, i am putting this one on of Ryder on his 4 month birthday (And likes to celebrate a lot of occasions).
  I know the pic is sideways.  I didn't feel like turning it.





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Anyone know where I can pick a pair of the Jimmy Choo's for a good price?





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I am out !

Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Fact Friday

Today's Daily Dump.

Sneak Attack

Sharts

Sharts-farts that are accompanied by a surprise-result from the presence of liquid stool in the rectum, the ante-chamber where stool is stored before expulsion.  Distention of the rectum (by stool or air) causes the urge to empty the rectum's contents.  Normally, solid stool is easily kept inside the vault, but in the setting of significant, watery diarrhea, stool can inadvertently escape when the anal sphincter opens to release gas.

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So I did a little more searching into the Planet Fitness and found one more funny commercial about it.  (the other 2 were posted on Monday).





I thought I would look into this chain of gym's since the commercials are funny and I found out some interesting info.
This place DOES NOT cater to the muscle head type body builder at all.  They have STRICT rules, you cannot drop the weights on the ground, you cannot grunt, and you cannot attract attention to yourself by the outfits you are wearing.  They have what is called a LUNK alarm, and it is an actual alarm that goes off if a 'Lunk' is breaking any of the above rules.  They have even banned certain weight training exercises, because they promote grunting.  Wow, unbelievable.  There are stories about someone grunting too loud, and the 'lunk' alarm going off, and this person getting thrown out of the gym.

Check out this clip.  The Lunk alarm goes off, and this dude gets kicked out.



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Just a side note, traffic going into downtown Calgary during the morning rush sucks.  But when you get into downtown, the parking sucks even more.

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You asked for it, now here are some 'darts' clips that will get you going.  Yes Ray Ray, I said darts.





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I am out !!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Morning Metal

If I am not mistaken, this is my first MMM of 2011, enjoy !!

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BRET MICHAELS To Sell 1969 Camaro At 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction - Jan. 15, 2011


The Barrett-Jackson auction company has announced plans for the special appearance of rock legend and television star Bret Michaels at the 40th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 17-23. Michaels has consigned his personal 1969 Camaro to be sold as Lot #1288.1 during primetime auction hours on Saturday, January 22, and will be on hand to accompany the vehicle as it makes its way across the auction block, The sale will take place during the SPEED broadcast of 40 hours of live HD coverage from the auction. An avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, Michaels was recently named People magazine's "Survivor of the Year" and Fox411's "Celebrity of the Year." In May 2010, he was hand-picked as Donald Trump's Season 3 winner on "The Celebrity Apprentice".

"At Barrett-Jackson, we always keep a few surprises up our sleeves to keep things exciting for our fans," said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "As we celebrate our 40th anniversary in Scottsdale this year, we've worked hard to keep the lid on this special secret and we are thrilled to finally announce it today, on the eve of our largest collector car event in company history. We welcome the opportunity to help Bret clear a space in his garage for a new model."

Selling as Lot #1288.1, Michaels owns this tight, fast and fun 1969 Camaro that has been featured on MTV's "Cribs", VH1's "Rock Of Love", VH1's "Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It", and in his latest video "Driven". This custom dream machine sports a custom Moonbeam silver paint job with black racing stripes and black leather interior. The car will be sold immediately following a car owned by one of his "The Celebrity Apprentice" teammates, entertainer and former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg. Goldberg's 1968 Dodge Dart Super Stock Custom will be offered as Lot #1288, and Goldberg will also be on the block with Michaels to help Barrett-Jackson celebrate during this special 40th anniversary auction.

As frontman of legendary rock band POISON, Michaels has sold over 29 million records and scored an amazing 14 Top 40 hits, including the timeless #1 smash single "Every Rose Has its Thorn", his solo country crossover hit "All I Ever Needed", and his rock hit "Go That Far". As an actor, Michaels has made regular appearances on multiple hit television shows and starred in his hit reality show, "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels", which became the highest rated series on VH1. His most recent show, "Bret Michaels: Life As I know It", still remains one of the top-ranking shows on the network.

Over the years, fans of Michaels have seen him endure a great deal of personal adversity regarding his health. Since the age of six, Michaels has lived a daily battle with Type-1 diabetes, which he has turned into a lifelong cause that he continues to support as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He was awarded the ADA's prestigious Chair's Citation Award in 2010 for excellence in raising awareness and funds for diabetes. In 1994, he survived a car accident along with various traumatic injuries. Just this past year in 2010, he overcame a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke. It is Michaels's characteristic determination and strong willpower that pulls him through any hardship that might come his way. Continuing to fight for his health, he is scheduled for surgery to repair a hole in his heart just two days after his appearance at the Barrett-Jackson auction.

"Bret Michaels is known to fans around the world as a rock star and a television celebrity," added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, "but what we've come to appreciate even more as we get to know Bret is the personal side of this rock 'n roll icon. He is a devoted father, active philanthropist and a passionate automotive enthusiast. We are honored to have him with us and to wish him well on the eve of his heart surgery on January 24th."

As an added bonus, Michaels will include with Lot #1288.1 his Bret Michaels Signature Dean Custom Guitar, which will be personalized to the winning bidder. Michaels is also offering the buyer two tickets and backstage VIP passes to any Bret Michaels or POISON show during the summer of 2011.

For more information about bidding on this special car or any other in the auction, go to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid

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Are these funny or what, check out the 2 commercials below for a gym in the states, i laughed my ass off.



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 So it was Wimp's birthday last week so I decided to get her an ice cream cake.  I figured the broad on the cake was wimp before she got pregnany, ha !





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We are now trying to make Ryder sleep unswaddled.  I am loving the spread eagel position he is taking.


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Are you kidding me, Kim Kardashian posted this pic of herself on her twitter account a few days ago...
Needless to say I am now following her.


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For those of you that are not on twitter, you are missing out.  Signed up a few months back and I love it.  Get signed up if you are not on !!

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Does anyone else like darts as much an Urty and I ?  I can watch darts all day, and get jacked when the boys start rattling off 180's...I will post a couple of my favortie vids later on...

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I am out !!



Monday, January 10, 2011

A little Monday Morning Trivia

Wow, what a snowstorm we had here in Alberta the past couple days.  It did snow a fair bit, but the wind is what caused all the issues.  Blowing the snow around making 'white outs', and making snow drifts almost 15 feet high in certain places.  Crazy.  I still have to shovel at some point.

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Here is some KISS trivia for you.  Check out both of these links.  Take the trivia and let me know what you got in the comments section, i will post what I got.



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This is a short one right now, need to get ready for the day....

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L8er.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Free Fact Friday

Welcome to the first FFF for 2011.

Today's Daily Dump.

Does This Water Taste Funny ?

As a hedge against water shortages and population growth, Orange County, California, has begun operating the world's largest, most modern reclamation plant - a facility that can turn 70 million gallons of treated sewage into drinking water every day, helping to supply more than 2.3 million Orange County residents.

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Wow, what a collapse by Team Canada at the World Juniors.  Once Russia started getting momentum and scoring goals in the 3rd, I knew it was over.

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Here was a sign spotted at the games.




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This is funny.  For those of you that have watched the world juniors over the years have noticed that Pierre Mcguire gets obnoxious with the things he says.  Well here is the Pierre Mcguire drinking game, check it out, it's funny !


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This has been on the news, but check this out.  Look at this clip and listen to the guys voice, it's totally made for radio !!!


Online:
Video of Williams: http://tinyurl.com/27b99lk

 
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UPDATE.....As a follow up to the clip above, the Cavaliers have offered this guy a job.

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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered a job to a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice.
Ted Williams, whose deep baritone and plight have made him an online video sensation, was contacted Wednesday by the Cavs. Team spokesman Tad Carper says details are being worked out on the possible position. It could include Williams working in Quicken Loans Arena.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that video of Williams posted this week on its website has commanded millions of views.
In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, "I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times."
Williams says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol but is two years sober.
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UPDATE....another article on it.
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Two days ago, Ted Williams was panhandling on the streets of Columbus, Ohio, holding a sign that declared: "I have a God-given voice."

Now, Williams, 53, is reaping the rewards of being a viral sensation on YouTube. After being filmed demonstrating his rich, radio-announcer delivery, he's answering to a new name: the homeless man with a golden voice.

His smooth, suave sound has become an overnight commodity, and Williams is already fielding offers from Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"They said they were going to give me LeBron's old house," Williams joked about the former Cavaliers player on Thursday morning's Today show.

Williams's second chance comes more than 15 years after he began struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and petty crime. The aspiring program director says he's now clean and ready to leave the streets for good.

"My life just went to the pits," he says. "In spite of all the flames that went down my throat, my voice still retains some type of resonance."

Inspired by his mother and the dream he has had since falling in love with broadcasting as a teen, Williams says he's showing his gratitude by "acknowledging the Lord" for his second shot. As the father of seven girls and two boys, he's hoping his story will encourage others to reach out to more people like him.

"Don't judge a book by its cover – everyone has their own little story," he says. "If you're going to give to a homeless person, give from the heart."

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A 'feel good' story if I have ever seen one.

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Played my first game of hockey last night.  The goal equipment has been sitting in the garage for months.  Everything was dry and hard as a rock.  Other than my back being really sore during the game, I didn't feel to bad.  That and me being very out of shape.

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I am out !!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, new resolutions ?

Happy New Year everyone !  I spent my New Years at the Flames game.  Was able to get a few tickets lined up so decided to check out the game.  Our seats were exactly 6 rows right behind the penalty box, as you can tell from the picture.  I was hoping for some new years eve scraps so I could witness the carnage in the penalty box, but there were no scraps.  The flames ended up beating the Avs 3-2.




I want to be this guy when I grow up.  This guy opens the penalty box door the whole game.  How easy is that and you get a ring side seat !!  I'll bet he has some great stories over the years.
Where can I apply for his job ?


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Here is a random thought.  How come when you pay for something, and you get change back that includes dollar bills and coins, that the person ALWAYS puts the coins on the bills, and very delicately hands the bill over to you being careful not to spill any of the coin.  I don't understand this at all.  Just give me my bills, and then hand me my change.  This goes on way too much.  So the first thing I have to do is accept the 'dollar bill coin float', make sure that I don't spill my own money, put the coins into one hand and then into my pocket, followed by the bills.  Does this buy anyone else ?

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Also, why the heck do they make plastic wrapper cases so hard to get into ?  We ALL have run into this.  You buy something that comes in that hard plastic coating, but can never get into it.  You first try and pull it apart, but this doesn't work.  Next you put your fingers in the hole that the package used to hang in the Walmart store, but this doesn't work.  Next you get out scissors cutting the darn package, realizing you cut through the instructions that came with the package.  But still, after cutting the package, you still have to pull it apart.  What a gong show, what you have left is a torn apart plastic moulding with razor sharp edges that you likely already cut your fingers on.  Seriously, does anyone know how to get into these things ?

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During the holidays, Ang and I watched the first 5 Harry Potter's.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  She got them all for Xmas and we decided to watch them.  I liked parts 1, 4,5 the best so far.  The broad that made up this series has quite the imagination.  Some of the movies though could be a little scary for younger children.  I think some of the characters are Harry Potter, Dussle-Dorf, Vande-Velde, HogWood, Harmonica.  If I got the names of these characters wrong, please let me know.

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Any new years resolutions for me ?  Truthfully, I want to run a lot more and strengthen my core.  With me having a bad back, I figure a strong core will help me out.

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L8er Sk8er