Tuesday, July 29, 2008
And somehow the horrible food produced by Sushi on McKinney has finally caught with them as they are closing soon as well.
All of this on news on the heals of a boarderline terrible experience at The Libertine last night. After the poor food, service and diminished beer selection we saw last night, can that place be open much longer?
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Random Pictures Of Things That People Have Given Me Over The Last Few Weeks That I Should Blog About
From Glenn. They only have a vague bacon flavor.
From Margaret: Brought back from Chile. Not as bad tasting as she had promised. But not great either. I think she got them at a Starbuck's down there. Get it? Frac -- Starbuck's -- Battlestar Galactica. I kill me.
From Matt: Left in my mailbox as the Currys leave for the land of Roethlisberger and Primanti's.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I made this Hot Chocolate Fondant featured in Gordon Ramsay's cookbook Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy. It was one of the first things I made with my new stove? What stove, you ask?
This one. Now I have to do something about that hideous wallpaper.
Alex was naughty earlier this summer.
Furry bug I found in my garage this morning.
And finally, this Gay Not Gay candidate from the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
This video from DallasNews.Com red-lined my rage metre (like the English spelling? I'm trying to be more English-like. So please notice my liberal use of the word "cunt")
Here's the summary of the video.
Two Georgia men are biking their way to work, and saving big money without burning gasoline. What makes their commute so extreme? It's almost 21 miles long - each way.
BIG MONEY??? REALLY??
OK, lets do the math. 21 miles in an average car would be a little more than 1 gallon of gas. So, at $4/gallon, they are saving, what?, $5? Since they ride together, they could be carpooling, so really they're only saving $2.50 each way.
Not only that, but 21 miles, for me, would take at least 1 1/4 hours to bike ride. Worst case, in a car, 21 miles would take 30 minutes. So they are exchanging 45 minutes to save $2.50. That's not even minimum wage anymore.
And this is what's infuriating me about gas prices. People don't do the math. We have these stupid ads from Chevron on The Ticket telling us that if we slow down to 55mph from 65mph, we would get an extra 30-50 miles per tank.
That means for every hour you were driving 65mph, you are now driving an extra 12-13 minutes. So, essentially, for every 5 hours driving at 65, you now have to drive 6 hours. And the savings -- 2 to 3 gallons of gas. That's $8-12. Would any of you do anything at a rate of $8/hours?
There is something more precious on this planet than money or gas, and that's your time. You only have so many hours here on Earth. Don't waste them trying to save a few bucks on gas.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Yes, this dude does kinda look like the Mayor of McKinney Ave. And yes, my bar for "greatness" isn't that high.
Monday, July 21, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
American Airlines again ranks last in on-time arrivals 10:45 AM CT
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
From deep within the bowels of my Ticket archive this requested bit was found. Corby recently mentioned how he was almost fired over it and has not been replayed since it was replayed on the Rant.
Oh, and is it just me, or does Greggo sound a little stuffed up?
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Ghostbar Dallas - 2nd Anniversary Slideshow from N9NEGroup Dallas on Vimeo.
This topic was heavily debated recently and no clear consensus was formed. So if anyone has an idea about what to call a distaff douchebag, lemme know.
And to get you in the mood, here's the Ghostbar's 2 anniversary video courtesy of Unfair Park.
"All of this has happened before. And all of this will happen again."
I've been feeling like I'm reliving my childhood recently. No, it's not an overdose of my Peter Pan syndrome. Much of the news of today makes me think back to my elementary school days. For instance:
1. Gas Price Crisis -- Then it was caused by OPEC mad at us for supporting Israel. Now it's caused by speculators. Either way, it's all that people are talking about and I half expect the return of the AMC Gremlin or Chevy Chevette.
2. An unpopular war -- Vietnam was probably more unpopular. Those fucking, spoiled baby-boomers were getting drafted into it, and we couldn't have that. And, with 200 teevee channels, we have more of an opportunity to look away and ignore Iraq.
3. An unpopular President -- I'm fairly positive that had Bill Clinton not been Impeached, W would have been one week after the Dems took control of Congress. And the only reason Nixon wasn't impeached was that he resigned first. So I guess the idea of President Cheney is also keeping the Dems at bay.
4. The Mustache -- The cheesy 70s mustache is making a comeback. Like when you first hear a new word, and then you hear it all the time for the next week, this part of my theory didn't reach my consciousness until last week. While enjoying the weekly Rahr Brewery open house last Saturday I noticed a dude that was a Steve Prefontaine starter kit (only with a decidedly doughier body). Then, earlier this week, I started noticing more and more dudes with the same 70s style mustache. Finally the theory was finalized when I saw Jason Giambi's roided up, mustachioed mellonhead.
So get ready for all kinds of 70s things. There's already talk of a return of The Gong Show and Match Game. Can Pet Rocks, Mood Rings and Est be far behind?