Saturday, February 25, 2006

Angry Tom Tom

What a difficult question. I had to do lots of research on this situation. I conducted a study over a one week period. During this time I discovered that he was angry approximately 99.9% of the time. As the week ended I thought my experiment had a simple answer. I had one instance occur that threw all numbers out the window. Tom Tom's girl came into town. His anger dropped by almost 49.85%. This was an amazing discovery. A weeks worth of studying and analyzing gone in a matter of moments. Once this happened I decided to do further research on the psychological aspects of this situation. I wanted to get to the core of the problem. I wanted to find out what made him tick.
Here are a few possible senarios
-"Chronic anger may have roots in early childhood experiences. In classical psychoanalysis, the id, the primitive, inborn self, is the source of aggressiveness. The superego, the moral self, comes into being as a result of socializing experiences. The moral self may not develop adequately because of hidden submission. In such a case, the id has too much influence on the adult personality and expresses itself too readily. Thus, the individual who manifests chronic anger is sometimes seen in psychoanalysis as a case of arrested emotional development. This is evidenced in familiar common sense statements such as, "He is just a big baby", or "I wish he'd grow up," or "He's just a brat."
- "all sentient beings have too much self-interest or ego"
- "there is no respect towards others. Everybody thinks that they are the most important and unless there is mutual respect, we as well as others be harmed"
- "dissatisfaction which can cause unhappiness because we tend to want to get more when we are not satisfied"
- "impatience. We should know that things take time to get results but we give up halfway. This also leads us to unhappiness and the generation of anger"

I would like to open the floor to what suggestions you, as a reader and friend, feel best fits this situation the.

Please respond with your comments and I will talley the votes for the winning consensus and hopefully find the true cause of this.

Always remember what Robert Ingersoll says: "Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."

I hope I was able to shed some light on this issue,
Advice Man

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Our Hero....

If you have ever been to Columbia's Five Points area or even the Richland County Library you most likely have seen 'our hero'...Jerimiah. He is our 'homeless' friend who we sometime donate money, drinks or food too. His most famous quote is "Let me hold a dollar..." or "aaaahhhhhhhh" or will simply talk in tongues to you as you pass. He is the world record holder for attendance at 21st birthday parties and once when to the library for 3 years without reading a book (would be a record but I think Penny may have him beat here). I could go on and on about this great man in Columbia but I want you to check him out yourself. It seems he has learned something by going to the library and that is how to use

Check this out.....

Anyone have any good stories about 'our hero' that you want to share???

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

We would like to welcome the advice guy

So as my blog grows, my staff and I have decided to open a new forum to the blog. A question and answer type of blog (some would even call it a Dear Abbey) that allows you the fans to write in and ask questions. The Advice Guy will then research the question and give you some wise advice, might not be what you are looking for but it will at least be somewhat helpful. Questions like: “Why does cheap bourbon give me such a bad hangover the next day?” or how about “what is the best way to trick my girlfriend into having anal sex?” The Advice guy is here to answer all of your questions, so feel free to get this party started.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Anyone need a bumper sticker....

I recently came across this bumper sticker and after reading the other site....... thought it summed up all the recent news with the true "crazy dick."

USC Athletic Dept asks "Let me hold a dollar..."

I found the article in The State paper today about the likelihood of USC football tickets increasing to be interesting. I will be the first to say that we need better facilities on campus especially for our "other sports teams." But I find it hard to understand how for the last 5+ years we have set record numbers with gamecock club dues and have "sold out" nearly every game since 1998. Where has this money been going??? Not too mention every year since 1997 there has been a tuition increase (which a portion does go to the athletic dept).....Now do not get me wrong...I will be 'bending over' come June and signing up for season football tickets again and have already signed up for another year of half scholarship gamecock club dues (ouch!).......

My wish is that all this money going into the athletic program will produce three things for 2006-2007......
  • USC basketball to win 25 games in 2007...('06 seems out of the question)
  • USC football to win 9 games and make a run for the SEC East in '06-'07
  • USC Baseball team (which is getting a new stadium in '07) to return to the NCAA tourney in Nebraska for 2006 and 2007

I feel none of this is too much to ask for as a investor and may I mention the staff of this blog does bleed garnet!