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- Knowledge without character
- Commerce without morality
- Science without humanity
- Worship without sacrifice
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Chuck Norris has a bunch of zany followers and this video of him endorsing Republican Nominee Mike Huckabee is sure to send all of them his way. Norris’ supporters are known for making profound statements about his abilities, I think that my favorite one is:
When Chuck Norris jumps in the ocean, Chuck doesn’t get wet, the ocean gets Chucked.
I’m glad that Chuck threw his support behind the person he believed in and not the person that he simply thought would win, like this guy.
OK, so this isn’t news to anyone reading my blog, but I’m really glad that Sask got the win in the final – the whole province is just a little happier right now. My only sadness is that for Milt Stegall, I like him and wish he could have won a Grey Cup in his career, too bad.
Side fact: Next year, or sometime in the next 20 years, my TiCats are going to be contenders again, mark my words.
This is a long and pretty useless blog post, so if you want just the overall theme, it’s this, “I’m upset that I have to enter my zip code (that’s right, I don’t have one) when filling up with gas in the US” You’re done, you can stop reading now.
Sometimes, I have problems with my principles, Tuesday evening would be a good example of that. I was in California attempting to fill my rental car with gasoline before I flew back home the next morning. On the road back to my hotel, I decide to get purchase some petrol…
At this point, I sit in my car, and just sit and breathe for a few seconds, because I feel like driving my car right through a gas pump. I decide to go to my hotel and leave gas getting for the morning. I left myself 1 hour to accomplish that task but didn’t nearly need it as my neighborhood 7-Eleven worked even though I had to go inside with my credit card again.
PS – I have the feeling by writing this story, it sounds like the most boring evening you’ve ever read about, but, in person, I’m sure I could make this sound interesting. All hail blogs!
Although I missed watching the game, I was busy cheering for the Roughriders in my mind. And they won!! Yahoo – first trip to the Grey Cup in 10 years! Their opponent in the final is their arch-nemesis, Winnipeg (sans starting quarterback) so it should be a fitting way to end the year for both teams – what a great match that’s going to be.
Oh, and thanks to Andy for cheering for Sask in person, I think it helped!
Ambigrams are pieces of text that read the same if the right side up or upside down, I really like them because they seem like the math-y side of art.
I was introduced to them a few weeks ago by a friend who got a tattoo of one that she made up which said unique and was really great. Lately I was reminded of my love for them with a re-re-re-release of the princess bride which has one for its very creative cover (from the MovieBlog). Cool stuff!
I feel like I should try to make one for myself but it seems really tough; I’ll see what I come up with.
Awhile ago, I asked my loyal readers at mennoboy to help me find the song a certain melody belonged to that’s been singing in my ears for years but unfortunately all three of you were not able to recall.
I decided to take my question to the larger user base of MetaFilter and they pegged the song as Return to Innocence by Enigma in about 2 hours. That’s some snappy work – now I’ve got to think of more vexing problems that need some hive mind time.
MetaFilter is quickly becoming one of my favorite web spots to find answers to funny questions or advice on silly topics. I think that I’m weaning myself of the suckiness that is Digg – it’s got a unrelenting political bent, overall sameness of submissions, and a terrifying user base (don’t cross those guys!). My nicorette to Digg’s cigarette is Meta Filter.
Here’s one of my favorite articles from the last little while, about finding rhymes that kids will enjoy – here are a few of my favorites.
What’s the deal, Banana Peel?
What’s new, Tennis Shoe?
Shut your lip, Potato Chip
I’m the boss, Applesauce!
Chop Chop, Lollipop
Understand, Rubber Band?
BTW – I’ve joined up with them and will hopefully let you know how I like it. It is a $5 investment so it probably goes without saying that this is a pretty big deal for me.
The Roughriders have not only delivered on the first home playoff game in ~20 years but they’ve also won it by a squeaky 2 points! I didn’t have the pleasure of watching the game as I was on an airplane at the time but I was really glad to read that when I landed. They’re going to beat the Lions as long as the Lions home field isn’t too noisy for them…