Monday, August 25, 2008

Rock the vote

For us people living abroad voting can be hard. Fortunately the Overseas Vote Foundation makes it really easy. It is a non-profit dedicated to registering overseas Americans to vote and providing absentee ballots. There is a form to fill out on the website. Print it out and mail it in to your precinct. They will send you an absentee ballot. They make it so easy that if you don't vote, than go ahead and move to Russia.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I didn't even have to use my AK

Great day at the beach. BBQ. Downpour. Umbrella. Badminton. And at the end of the day our hosts brought out a bucket of golf balls that we golfed into the lake.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Batman and Superman go shopping for curtains together

Apparently in World's Finest Comic #289 Batman and Superman head over to the Fortress of Solitude to "see Superman's hot tub." I'm thinking something like Hero from Drawn Together ensues. Holy pole chomping!

Just want to break free

While watching Olympic race walking on the tube, I realized these guys look like either a)someone hurrying to the bathroom or b)a kid trying to go fast on a pool deck without the lifeguard yelling at him again for running.
I also realized I want to try the pole vault.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

The water's fast in Beijing

Not that I really care about America winning Olympic medals, but the men's 4x100 freestyle relay in Beijing sounded awesome. This was supposed to be Michael Phelp's toughest leg in his quest for 8 golds and the French team were the team to beat. No one believed that more than the Frenchies who talked about "smashing" the Americans in this race. The French took an early lead. With America's anchor, Brock Lezak going into the final turn a full body length behind the French anchor, he stormed back and touched in at an insane 46.06- the fastest relay leg ever. I believe the word for this in French is le comeuppance.
UPDATE: I just saw the replay Lezak's last 20 m were amazing. The US team lowered the world record (that they set earlier in the qualifiers) by 4 seconds! That is unfathomable.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

When MILF's attack

Philippines Attacks Muslim Rebels In South

"The government had given some 800 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas a 24-hour deadline on Thursday to withdraw from villages in North Cotabato province but most defied the government order.
We are only taking actions against the breakaway MILF group that defied the orders of the ceasefire panels," said Major-General Raymundo Ferrer, a division commander in the area.
A spokesman for the MILF, which is supposed to be observing a ceasefire, said they did not start the fighting."- NY Times


Friday, August 08, 2008

Mayorin' ain't easy

It used to be as a mayor, you hand out a few keys, shake some hands, and cut some ribbons. These days it's about going to jail and having your dogs blown away while you're in your boxers. Over in De-twat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is looking at 11 felony counts and spent the night in jail for violating bond. He is Mayor, not former-Mayor (for now at least). Allegedly this dapper dandy was caught tricking around with some city employees and then lied about it. Too bad the man's got some text message records showing some very un-governmental messages. When are these fools gonna realize, "DON'T SEND TEXT MESSAGES"?
In Maryland, Mayor Cheye Chelvo got a rude awakening as the po-po stormed his house when he took in a big package of weed that was delivered. Apparently some guys had a scam of delivering bud to people's houses then scooping up the package left on the front step. I wonder if people would have believed him if he wasn't mayor, "I didn't know it was a big box of mary-jane sitting in the front hallway." Anyone know the address of the U.S. Drug Czar?


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Lemmy or God?

At the front gate these fellows asked me a question, "Who would win in a fight between Lemmy and God?"
Thinking both of them to be rather tough in a scrap, I nevertheless went with the Lemster.
"Fool," they shouted as the blade swung on its arc towards my neck, "Lemmy IS God."


Monday, August 04, 2008

Good Night Sweet Prince