Blogging from a small part of the Internet linked to NYC.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Yes, Virginia, crazy sh*t still happens.

This sounds like something out of a horror movie.

"Woman Kidnapped and Tortured by Family for a Week" (link #2)

A woman was kidnapped and tortured for about a week by a West Virginia family of six. They beat her, they cut and stabbed her repeatedly, sexually assaulted her, they choked her with a cord, and humiliated her the whole time. They used racial slurs, made her eat rat and dog feces, poured hot water on her, and made her drink out of the toilet.

The woman limped out, crying and pleading for help, to the police officer as one of the six was telling him that she was home alone.


And people say living in New York City is dangerous.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Oops, she did it AGAIN!!

Damn. What the hell is wrong with Britney? What the hell is wrong with her people?

She was horrible at the 2007 MTV VMAs! HORRIBLE!

BRITNEY'S PEOPLE... Why did you let her go up there? Her lip-syncing was bad, very bad. Her dance moves... damn! They reminded me of that bad crack-addled performance by Whitney Houston. Her appearance was bad. She wasn't ready to up there yet. She still had flab, and a big gut (for "sexy" Britney). WHY!?! Why did they let her go up there like that?

Britney, you can't party every night for a week straight before a HUGE comeback performance! You were supposed to be on-point! That was a sad, weak showing. You knew people would be watching. Why would you do that? People in the audience, your PEERS, were laughing and making jokes.

Go ahead, see it for yourself:

NOTE TO BRITNEY... GO TO REHAB! For your kids! For your career! For your fans! For yourself! For the Love of God! Just GO!

UPDATE: Here are a few links in case one goes down (like the one above did within an hour of posting):
Link #1 | Link #2 | Link #3 | Link #4

Friday, September 07, 2007


This video is amazing! Okay, maybe it's "just" the Aurora Borealis, but it's what else is there that's cool.

First, you watch the atmosphere-level, just watch the aurora. Very nice. The way the gases move and fluctuate. The dance of the lights... beautiful.

Then, watch the stars and observe the universe-level. You can see how some stars move faster than others. You get a feel of the vastness of it all. The depth of the universe we live in.

Then, watch the action on the planet-level, the streets and the near sky. The movement of the cars, air traffic and maybe a streaking meteorite perhaps.

Then you look at the little zig-zagging objects that seem to light up near the camera. Might be a bug that's illuminated by a nearby light, or maybe it's some fast-moving air-traffic following some weird flight plan.

Very nice video on all different levels. You can get a sense of the "greatness of it all". There's so much beauty to see if you just sit down and allow it to "happen".

The Old Radio Station Days

I was just reminiscing about the "old days"....

Waaay back in the day, I was part of the "Gerk & Goon Hour" (actually, it was 2 hours, but whatever..) on the college's radio station.

The first hour (my hour) was stupid songs, I basically selected 3-4 crappy songs, out of a pool of less than 10 songs, each time, every time. One of them was "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. The rest of the time would be filled with jokes, running commentaries and interviews. We'd interview local (VERY local) celebrities ("celebrities", as in whoever is within arm's reach and we got them to sit down in front of the mic, so.. "Hey, you're a celebrity because you're on the air.") It was always loud and onceor twice, someone even complained "about the noise".

In the second hour, the selections were Goon's picks of music he'd actually given thought to selecting. Usually it was Rock, with more "Gerk & Goon" commentary and stupidity to fill up the time.

I was thinking "How cool would it be to have a tape of those times. The laughs, the good times...

Actually... I would probably just realize how stupid we really were, and hide the tape somewhere.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"Hi, I'm a PC."

This is funny (Yes, I'm telling you what YOU think is funny.)

Ok, take the "I'm a PC. I'm a Mac." a couple of steps further, and you get THIS.

I literally spit up coffee at a couple of these.

Monday, September 03, 2007

"Now I'm just like you, dad!"

My seven-year-old son had a check-up last week, and his pediatrician said he's a little overweight. So when I remarked to him, "So, you have a big little tummy, huh?" He quickly replied, "Now I'm just like you, dad!"

We both had a good laugh at that one.