Monday, October 12, 2009

New Award Ideas For Obama

No president should have to settle for a devalued Nobel Peace prize. If Carter and Gore have already won it, it ain't worth much. Here are some more award ideas for our dear peacock.

Clunker Auto Sales Award - That "fantastic" summer had a big September hangover. Since when is it it a good idea to encourage more consumer debt AND destroy perfectly good cars?

Double Digit Unemployment Award- How's that hopey changey thing workin' out for ya? Maybe Obama will try and graciously share this one with Bush, but unemployment was only 6.5% at the time of Obama's election.

Bill Ayers Writing Ribbon- Since Obama is always willing to share and give credit where credit is due.

Two Cy Young Awards - One for each league, based on the lefty's 58 foot lob to open the 2009 All Star game. It's 60 feet to home plate, but don't let that phase you, just change the rules. 60 feet is obviously a legacy of the failed Bush era.

An Oscar- Best actor award, for impersonating a president (HT: Rick Wiese)

The Caldecott Medal- Barack Obama- Son of Promise, Child of Hope. Illustrated children's book.

Lowest Common Denominator Award- Remember the eighty-twenty rule? It's not fair. So lets's split everything fifty-fifty - with Uncle Sam. He knows how to spend my money better than I do.

Careful Accounting Award- For doing such a good job of keeping track of where the bailout and stimulus money has gone.

Teleprompter Award- No explanation necessary.

Olympic Gold Medal - based on the results of Obama's fruitful Chicago Olympic bid. With the devalued dollar, he will need to take over more cases of cash next time.

The Government Can Award- Because who knows how to manage things better than the government?

Bomb the Moon Medal- Bush forgot to, but Obama fixed that oversight.

Global Cooling Ice Sculpture- based on low temperatures and the fact that the Rockies/Phillies game was snowed out.

Open Government Award
- Thanks for posting all bills online and allowing open debate.

Payday Loan Medallion- Borrow all you want and don't worry. It's our kid's problem. Medallion made in China.

DMV Style Medal- Health Care DMV style? Sign me up!

Club Gitmo T-Shirt- Since Obama has done such a fine job keeping his promise to shut down Guantanamo. Free award from a lovable fuzzball.

The Levy is Dry Award- Based on zero visits to Louisiana. It almost makes you think that he doesn't care about red states.

Beer Summit Award- Cheers to a post-racial America! Beer covers a multitude of sins. This must have been a Biden suggestion.

Change You Can Believe In Award- For what's left in America's pocket.

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish Award- To be presented by Harry Reid and a few other congress members in 2010.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Youtube health care videos

Here are a couple of my favorite health care videos. :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Funny Fix Pictures

Poor Man's Hot Water Heater

Windshield Defroster

Spare Tire

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

JibJab Barak Obama Video

Very funny and over the top. :)
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Chain Rxn High Score Tricks

Chain Rxn is an addictive flash game that can be found on Facebook. Here's are some strategies and tips for getting a high score:

Trick #1
Don't waste time on the early levels. You won't start making big points until level 5 or so.

Trick #2

You score more from a staggered chain explosion than from one where multiple balls hit the same source. In the following example four balls are exploded each time. But the first method results in 10,000 points [100 + 800 + 2700 + 6400], the second only scores 2,500 points [100 + 800 + 800 + 800]. You can extrapolate this out and see how this will make a huge difference, particularly in the later levels.

Trick #3
Keeping trick #2 in mind, it is always good to start in a corner. You have a better chance of getting a stringed chain explosion when starting from the corner, as the balls can initially hit it from only one direction.

Trick #4
Track the balls for a while, and plan the initial explosion for when you can see several balls coming in a steady stream from the same direction (like shown in the first "good" example).

Trick #5
There are no penalties for failed attempts. Take your time and be patient. By starting in the corner it will take more attempts before you finally clear a level. But when you do clear it, your score will on average be much higher.

By utilizing these tips you can easily score 40 million or more. Have fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Town Hall for Hope Video - Dave Ramsey

If you haven't already seen it, here's the free online broadcast of Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope. As usual, Dave gives sound financial advice, and presents it in an interesting and funny way.

Monday, April 20, 2009

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog

I've noticed that the links that get the most traffic to my blog(s) often happen to be things that I've written about that I've had trouble finding elsewhere. This works as follows:

1) I search for something on Google, and can't find it easily
2) I do a blog entry on said topic
3) The hits come

The cool thing about this approach to blogging is that in addition to getting hits, I end up blogging about things that interest me and (perhaps most importantly) I learn about the topic in question in the process.

If you build it they will come. :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Our New House

Here is a picture of our new house:

It is an "ABC" house. During WWII (and shortly after) the government built a large number of houses in Richland, WA - in order to provide housing for those who were involved in the Manhattan project. Each floor plan had a designated letter. Our particular plan is called an "R" house. A total of 146 "R" houses were built. "R" houses were commonly occupied by army officers with family. Our house was built in 1948.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Getting tired of hearing about a certain new leader? Try the following to improve your surfing experience.

1) Get Firefox

2) Install Adblock, add the following filter:

3) Install FoxFilter, add the following filters:

Happy surfing!
(By the way, it's probably not a good idea to really do this)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How Obama Got Elected

This is an insightful video.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Here are my new year's resolutions:

1) To finish reading through the Bible (~70% left)
2) To finish memorizing the book of James.
3) To lose 20 pounds by June 1. I have some money riding on this one.
4) To buy a house. It is time.
5) To spend more time with my family. Speaking of which, it's time to go. :)

Happy new year everyone!