Wednesday, December 19, 2007

From Buyer to Seller...

I haven't been too active on the site lately, but there's a good reason for it: I decided to make a career change. After more than eight years as a product buyer, I applied for a sales position with a video game company, and they offered it to me in November. I started last week, and have been pretty busy trying to learn the ropes, so to speak. Anyway, don't worry yourselves too much. Next week, I'll have a good bit of down time, so I'll get back to posting YouTube links to incredibly awful videos (if I can pull myself away from Call of Duty 4 or Mass Effect long enough).

Until then, I wish you all a merry Kwanzaa, and I leave you with an early Christmas gift ... a wallpaper that I think you'll all appreciate.

Monday, December 17, 2007

White Trash Economics 101

Stupidity is alive and well in Omaha. For those of you who don't follow college sports like some cult religion, Omaha has a contract with the NCAA to host the College World Series (CWS) each year at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. Any sane human being who has been to a game at Rosenblatt will tell you that it's not only a pretty marginal stadium with a serious lack of capacity for an event like the CWS, but the traffic getting in and out makes Dodger Stadium in L.A. look like the Autobahn.

Because of the obvious disadvantages that Rosenblatt has over many modern stadiums, the NCAA told the group that organizes the CWS for the city, that either Rosenblatt needs to be improved or a new stadium needs to be built in order to keep the CWS in Omaha on a long-term basis. Considering that the 2 week long event each June brings in millions of dollars to the local economy, you would think that the fine folks of Omaha would be doing everything they could to meet whatever demands the NCAA makes. After the CWS, the next biggest event in Omaha is the North American Stained Glass Convention, and that actually costs the city money because of all the broken windows.

Based on the request from the NCAA, the cost of improvements to Rosenblatt was estimated on the far side of $25 million. Plans for a brand new downtown stadium came in at $30 million. Personally, I don't care what the city decides, as long as the objective is to keep the CWS in Omaha. An amazing number of people have signed and online petition, put signs in their yard, and taken the time to write annoying letters to the editor of the Omaha World Herald. Their message Save Rosenblatt.

Instead of putting a sign in their yard that says "Do whatever the fuck the NCAA tells us to do to keep the CWS in Omaha", these folks love their stadium so much, they don't care what the NCAA says. I hope they like watching the Omaha Royals, because I won't be the least bit surprised if the NCAA moves the series, if more improvements are made to the outdated stadium.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Cheats Lose (Again)

I'll be the first to admit it's been a rough year for my Denver Broncos. Our defense has played as though we've been starting deceased CB Darrent Williams despite his death. Jay Cutler's been more inconsistent than sex for married people. The Broncos will likely miss the playoffs barring a significant collapse by one of the team's ahead of them in the next four weeks. But on this Monday morning, I'm smiling. Why? Because no matter how bad this season was, the Broncos still managed to beat the KC Chiefs both times they played them, and considering how the game went yesterday beat is an understatement. ESPN chose the word crush to describe what the Broncos did to the Chiefs.

Watch for the following excuses from Cheats fans that you might encounter:

Inexperienced QB - Didn't seem to keep the Broncos from throwing 6 TD passes in the two meetings this year. I thought I was going to miss Trent Green, but I don't.

The Chiefs have been decimated by injuries - Two Broncos were killed in the off-season.

Herm Edwards is a shitty coach - I'll give you that one. I've been saying that since he was with the Jets.

Because both the Broncos and the Chiefs are all but mathmatically eliminated from the playoffs, the Chiefs will have to wait until next year to experience this level of humiliation at the hands of the Mile High marauders again. And I can't wait.

Werewolf is boys .... naked.

Viking sent me this .... and afterwards, I actually considered not posting it here. Then, I thought about the people who view this website ... and realized that I had no choice.

I used to think poetry slams were lame, until now.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Heismen Highlights

I know how much you all care about who will win the Heisman Trophy tomorrow, so I wanted to give you some highlights of the top 3 candidates to help you with your pick.

First, Tim Tebow, Florida QB-

Next, Arkansas RB Darren McFadden

Finally, check out this clip of Missouri's QB Chase Daniel.

new Wii game for The Midget

Streets 12/25!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Angry Midget buys last Wii system in Nebraska, sets random emo kid on murder rampage

Ryan, you may say that you feel no guilt for buying that Wii system, but at some point you will have to accept responsibility for your actions.

THIS guy:

... wanted to buy a Wii. The Midge had but one response for him:

You ruined Christmas for all the kids in Nebraska, and now this kid ruined Christmas for ALL of Nebraska. Are you happy now?

P.S. Any connection between the above post and the truth are wholly coincidental.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


You can't handle the truth

We've all been there. You need to get drunk, and you only have 5 bucks. How do you make a decision between all of the different stomach-cancer inducing liquors out there? The innovative folks at McCormick Vodka have it all figured out. A handle of vodka from this fine distillery is usually a whopping $9.99. A liter bottle? No, a 1.75 liter bottle of vodka. Ten dollars. Don't worry about the warning label that guarantees that you will bleed to death internally if you take a single aspirin with this vodka. It's 10 dollars for almost two liters. Cheaper than gas in Switzerland, and safer to drink to boot.

As if that wasn't enough, McCormick is offering a $3 mail in rebate at my local grocery store, making the total purchase price for two liters of vodka $6. Now that's cheaper than gas in Nebraska, but what do you think the redemption rate is on a vodka rebate. Keep in mind that for normal rebates on things like computers, big screen TVs and washing machines, the average redemption rate (number of people who actually send everything in) hovers below 25%. What do you think it is for vodka, considering that if you drink a bottle of this gut rot, that you probably won't remember where you live, let alone to keep your receipt, label from the bottle, and rebate form. McCormick knows that their clientele are the people who don't remember not to park their car on the lawn, so this promotion should work perfectly.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Holidays!

An oldie, but a goodie.