Thursday, March 29, 2007

How to Leave a Voicemail Message.

Here is the proper format for leaving a voice mail message.

1) State your name and company
2) This is the most important part so pay attention. Leave your call back number!
3) State your reason for calling and keep it brief as possible.

For Christ's sake please follow this format. Do not talk for 2 minutes and then spit out your number in 1 second at the end of your message. If I have to wade through 2 minutes of your bullshit to get back to your number that I missed witting down the first time I will not be calling you back, asshole.

What's Happening. (Weekend of 3/30)

Not a damned thing. Hey its Cleveland what do you expect.
I will be sitting at Panini's in Sagamore Hills from 3P-12A Saturday drinking and watching basketball. So if you don't have anything to do stop up and buy me a beer.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

1.5 Million Gone in 2 Seconds

Eddie Griffin crashed a 1.5 million dollar Ferrari Enzo. Eddie was participating in a charity race when he lost control and slammed into a wall. Griffin was uninjured in the wreck but car suffered tremendous front end damage.

The 1.5M Ferrari was one of only 400 produced. Ironically enough the car cost more than all of Griffin's movies have made combined. The video below is perhaps the funniest thing he has been in. Just kidding Eddie, you know how it is buddy.

Communist Bastards!

Looks like the the Russians literally wanted to get rid of the U.S. during the cold war. These newly released secret plans from 1973 show what Soviet military engineers thought the world would look like if they would be able to "correct" the world's gravitational field. How would they make these corrections you ask. Well with the dreaded A-241/BIS device of course.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

U.K. - No Doggs Allowed, Holla.

Snoop Dogg and Diddy were forced to scrap the British leg of their European One Love Peace Tour after British authorities refused to grant Snoop (born Calvin Broadus) a visa to enter the country.

For his part, Snoop said he was disappointed that he would not be able to spread his message of peace to his U.K. fans. "With my mic and my presence I can reach kids that the politicians can't and tell them to stop the violence," he said. "They listen to Snoop, so holla back!"

Snoop was denied a visa because of British Home Office rules that allow foreign citizens to be barred from entering the country if there are concerns about their presence. The rapper and five members of his entourage were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl in April 2006 when they scuffled with authorities at London's Heathrow Airport after someone in the rapper's party was denied entry to British Airways' first-class lounge. A month after the fight, in which several officers received minor injuries, Snoop was denied entry into Britain.

Ah yes, nothing spreads a message of peace and love like fighting the police.


Friday, March 23, 2007

This is Not Good

For the Iranians that is.

The Ministry of Defense has said that fifteen Royal Navy personnel were seized today by Iranian naval warships in Iraqi territorial waters in the north Arabian Gulf.

The personnel were said to be conducting a routine inspection in the area, when they were surrounded by an Iranian vessel and escorted to waters controlled by Iran.

The Foreign Office said that Iran’s ambassador in London had been summoned and Britain was demanding their immediate safe release.

The MoD said the incident happened at around 10.30am local time. “The boarding party had completed a successful inspection of a merchant ship when they and their two boats were surrounded and escorted by Iranian vessels into Iranian territorial waters,” a spokesman said.

I am willing to bet there are several SAS (Super Army Soldiers) already en route to get those sailors back.
Note to Iran: You just lost your Navy.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

On the Road

I am on the road this week so I might not have time to post. Keep an eye out though, I might be able to shoot out a gem.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Future is Now!

I just finished installing a heat sensitive LED faucet on my sink and I have to say I am more than impressed. This thing is awesome. It makes the water glow a soothing blue and is even visible with the lights on. Now for the kicker when the water temp hits 89 degrees Fahrenheit it changes to red! I can't wait for one of these to come out for the shower. I have seen the future of bathrooms and it looks like we will all be taking golden showers.

See it in action.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

What's Happening. (Weekend of 3/16)

St. Patrick's Day - 3/17 - 6A - ?
I'll be downtown, track me down and I'll buy you a beer.

Parade Route

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Oh did you mean 1900 PM? My bad.

A billion dollar US sub (not pictured) disappeared for several hours over night.

The Navy mobilized a search-and-rescue operation Tuesday night after it believed one of its submarines, the USS San Juan, had gone missing off the coast of Florida with 140 crew members aboard. Communications were re-established early this morning, and it all appears to have been a case of miscommunication.The concern was so high that Defense Secretary Robert Gates was notified of the situation overnight, as was White House national security adviser Stephen Hadley, who was preparing to wake up President Bush with the news when communications were re-established with the missing submarine. The Navy had also begun notifying the families of the 140 crew members that the submarine was missing. The incident is under investigation with the focus being on why the ship missed a pre-established communications period with surface ships. Communications with the submarine were first lost at 7 p.m. Tuesday and were finally re-established by 5 a.m. today. The ship reported no problems, and both crew and officers were unaware of the effort under way to locate them.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Surf Warning

McAffee has released a report on the world's riskiest domains. The world's worst offender is from the country of Tokelau, a group of islands in the south pacific. The country uses the .tk domain and more than 10% of those domains are pegged as dangerous.
Of the other major top-level country domains, 5.6% of the sites in Romania (.ro) and 4.5% of those for Russia (.ru) were among the riskiest. The two nations also placed second and third, respectively, in the percentage of their country domains that host malicious code.
Keep an eye out for those domains while you are surfing for porn, um, I mean doing research for your masters thesis.

CIA info Tokelau

Friday, March 9, 2007

Man Down

Rest in peace Captain America.

Captain meet his demise in "Captain America Vol. 5, No. 25." The "Sentinel of Liberty". Apparently being shot by assissins. Seems kind of weak for a super hero to be taken out by bullets from a few meager assassins. Plus why didn't he just hide behind that huge shield of his?

4 Killed, 3 Critically Injured in Hawaii Tour Helicopter Crash

PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii — Four people were fatally injured and three critically injured Thursday in a tour helicopter crash on Kauai, officials said.

This is why when I am kicking it in Hawaii I only fly with my man T.C.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

What's Happening. (Weekend of 3/09)

Not much cracking this week folks.

The Akron Wine Opener - 3/9 - 7P - Akron Children's Hospital
All proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets $50. I have an email in to them right now checking ticket availability, I'll post the status as soon as I get it. More info.

Jessica's Birthday Blowout- 3/10 - 9p - Boneyard - Mayfield Hts. Map
Head out and help Jessica celebrate her birthday. It will be an evening filled with fun and excitement. Gifts are welcome, the more expensive the better and don't forget to buy her a drink.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Park it

I know plenty of people that could use this advise.

  1. Use your indicator to signal a right turn*. Stop to the side of the front car (the car you are parking behind), so that the cars are about even and about an arm’s length apart (20-26”).

  2. While looking over your right shoulder, start backing slowly, then start turning the wheel to the right. Aim toward the right rear corner of the space.

  3. When your front seat is in line with the rear bumper of the front car, stop and turn the steering wheel one revolution to the left to straighten the tires. Continue backing at this angle until your right front fender just clears the left rear fender of the front car. (At this point, your left rear bumper will be in line with the left front bumper of the back car.)

  4. Quickly turn the steering wheel to the left and finish reversing into the parking spot. Looking over your left shoulder during this part of the maneuver may help you align with the rear car – or use your rear view mirror.

  5. To straighten out, turn the steering wheel one revolution to the right before pulling forward

Or you can try my method.

Look for a spot that is on the opposite side of the street from which you are driving. When you see a spot stomp on the gas and aim for the front tire of the car behind the space. When you are about 10 feet away from the car slam on the emergency brake and cut your wheel to the left. If done correctly you should slide right into the spot.


Monday, March 5, 2007

Hanging Out

This guy is no Andy Dufresne. While trying to escape from a German prison he got caught up in the barbed wire. Reportedly the German guards left him hanging for several hours as punishment for the escape attempt.

Thanks for the tip B.

Friday, March 2, 2007


WASHINGTON (AP)- The Air Force says it's correcting technological glitches in roughly 87 F-22
Raptor fighter jets.
The computer systems on six of the aircraft were disabled earlier this month during a flight from Hawaii to Japan.
An Air Force colonel says the stealth fighter jets were participating in an inaugural 12-hour test
flight to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa when a "navigation anomaly" occurred.
The computer glitch happened as the aircraft crossed the international date line. It crippled navigation systems and hindered communications.
The Air Force says one pilot was able to contact contractor Lockheed Martin to troubleshoot the error during the flight.
Several pilots attempted to reboot the system with no success and returned to Hawaii with the help of aerial refueling tankers as a safety precaution.
(Copyright 2007 Associated Press.)

Man that had to suck. The pilots are using a simple fix until the Raptors are updated. They toss a tape recording of Queen’s “One Vision” in their Walkmans and fly by the seat of their pants.

Oh, note to Lockheed if you would have hired me when I applied for a job back in July ’06 I am sure I would have caught this. Although I do have to give you props for being able to contact tech support from the cockpit. I wonder if that is kind of like GM's On Star service?

Via Defense Tech