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The T3sk3y Defenestrator

One of the many reasons I hate Apple

Like the Green Bay Packers, it’s the fanboys that drive me bananas.

I’m a legend in my own mind.

While digging through some old photo boxes, I came across a funny collection of old pictures from the late-90’s that I had to scan and post.  It was a bunch of pictures from my weekend warrior wedding singer days that needed to see the light of day again.  At this point in my life, I was playing 45+ weekends a year – many of which were 3 or 4 day weekends.  It was a fun time – but I didn’t have much of a life outside of the band.

Jammin’ with the BORN Bombers

Here are some of the best shots from that era.  I’ve got pictures from all four bands I played in at one time or another:

  • The Great Impostors
  • The Classic Renowns
  • The BORN Bombers
  • Fat Rudy

Check ’em out over at SmugMug: link

You’ve got your peanut butter on my chocolate!

I’ve always maintained that there are three ‘cornerstone’ foods.  A cornerstone food is something, that when added to another food, improves it.  I have successfully identified two of the three cornerstone foods:

  • Bacon
  • Peanut Butter
  • ????

So, what I’m saying is that there aren’t any foods that aren’t improved by the addition of either bacon, peanut butter, or the third food.  Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out the third yet.  I suspect it’s Golden Raisins, but it doesn’t fit everything – yet.  Maybe that means there are four cornerstone foods.

As examples:

  • Chocolate = good, chocolate plus peanut butter = better.
  • Chicken = good, chicken plus either bacon OR peanut butter (think Thai food) = better

Just to prove my point:

He did the Monster Mash

Chicken, Chicken: Chicken!

This can only mean one thing.. the 2007 Ig Nobel prizes are out!

2007 Ig Nobel Prizes

Photo Tip of the Day

I’ve been doing a lot of photo editing lately.. and I wanted to share a few tips with all of you.

The flash is your best friend and your worst enemy. It can make a bad picture look better, and it can ruin a perfectly decent one.

For example – when in doubt, turn it on outdoors. If your subject is in any kind of shadow – including their own (i.e. when the sun is behind them) – turn on the flash. It lights them up and makes it look a lot more natural.

Indoors – it’s a bit of a given. If you are using a point-n-shoot, there isn’t much you can do about it – you’re going to get the “deer in the headlights’ overflashed look. If you’ve got a flash with any kind of bounce – like on an external flash – aim that baby at the ceiling and let the light naturally reflect down. We are, as humans, very accustomed to the light being from above rather than straight on.

Here’s a quick example to show you that I think will convince you all. It’s the same picture taken with flash and without flash – I think you’ll see the difference.

Comparison of Taking a Picture With Flash and Without Flash

Really great eBay feedback

I have no idea how this all started – or what this person has been trying to sell (if anything).

The link:

Funny things seen on Gmail

I recently switched the backend hosting for the domain to Google Hosted apps.  This includes the Gmail app to check my e-mail.

Gmail gives you some small 1-liner ads on the side as part of the ‘free service’ deal – but it’s really unobtrusive.  The funny part is that it tries to suggest links that match what you are reading in your e-mail.  My favorite part is when I clean out the Spam folder.  Gmail makes a point of suggesting things related to Spam – in this case, links to Spam recipes.

With no further adieu, here is a list of the scrumptious morsels that Gmail has suggested that I add to my culinary repertoire:

  • Spam Imperial Tortilla Sandwiches
  • Spam Veggie Pita Pockets
  • Vineyard Spam Salad
  • Ginger Spam Salad
  • Spam Confetti Pasta
  • Spam Hashbrown Bake
  • Creamy Spam Broccoli Casserole

Yum.  How long until lunch?

Don’t Hassle the Hoff

This is even more wrong.

Don't Hassle the Hoff

This is so wrong.


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