Friday, April 21, 2006

How high can you go?

Many of you know how I feel about gas and how our country is addicted to oil. I won't go into detail today but something is wrong with the gas system and our economy. I know our econmy is doing great on many fronts, these are the best of times: Unemployment is at 4.7 percent, lower than the averages of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. The economy is showing strong, consistent growth, without significant inflation. And the stock market is roaring along. I know their our other issues to contend with like Iraq, Iran and trade issues with China. But this Gas issue (the oil based product not the other type) is a big concern. Do you realize that if gas prices hold steady right now we will be paying almost $500 dollars (on average) more in gas for the year as compared to last year? Wow....

Well, I ran across a AP article today stating the gas prices across the country. The high was at a station in Cali. It reads, "full service high octane gas reaches $4.049 dollars per gallon Thursday, April 20, 2006, at a gas station in Beverly Hills, Calif. Oil prices held steady near record highs Thursday after weekly data showed a drop in U.S. gasoline stocks, raising worries that refiners don't have an adequate inventory cushion ahead of the peak summer driving season." Wow....I thought I had it bad with gas floating between $2.71 to $2.81 here in upstate SC depending on which station. I guess the point of this story is..."No matter how bad you think you have it in life it can always be worse....."

Thursday, April 20, 2006

also defined by Urban Dictionary

1. kleg nut

a small lump of poo that gets stuck to your helmet during anal intercourse

As defined by the Urban Dictionary

University of South Carolina

13 up, 9 down

A school in a town designed for college kids. Within a mile radius, you can make a fake ID at Kinko's, buy a bottle of everclear at Greene's, mix it with a Sonic slushy, sell your plasma for bar money, and head to Five Points. From there you can get arrested, taken to the Richland County Jail and can walk to the football stadium for the game the next day if your friends don't bail you out in time. Whoever designed this college and city knew what they were doing. And whoever came up with the mascot -- well, wherever that person is, I'm sure he's still smiling about it.

$74 dollars and counting....

that is right boys and girls....price of a barrel of crude just set a new high mark. Oil jumped to a fresh record high above $74 a barrel on Thursday after a steep drop in U.S. gasoline inventories fueled fears of tight summer supplies at a time of growing anxiety over Iran's exports.
The United States government on Wednesday reported a larger-than-expected drop in gasoline inventories of over 5 million barrels, adding to concern created by the shutdown of almost a quarter of Nigeria's oil output and the row over Iran's nuclear program. You gotta love a global economy these dayz and prediction is that we will hit $100 dollars a barrel by June 1st...any other predictions out there?? Iran, Nigeria and Venz. are making it hard for us to buy cheap gas these days.

But the truth is that is what it will take for people to begin to wake up on this 'gas addiction' issue. People are not going to begin to conserve gas until we are all paying $4-5 bucks a gallon. This will anger the public which will force the auto makers and oil industry to begin to react.....who knows it may cause us to take a serious look at alternative fuels and cars. Lastly, I saw a man on a moped this morning to work....I use to laugh at that....but now I think to myself how smart this guy is (assuming that is guy is not a DUI case and that is why he is riding a moped) saving money by doing that while the rest of us are paying more and more to fill up the tanks! I think he is laughing at us.....


Man that is some smelly feet!! The root of the stench comes from his faithful companion. "How is that," you ask? Well time and time I again, I have personally witnessed Dev stick his toes in "Taps" butt. (The name was changed to protect his identity). Dev thinks it's really funny to do this. I'm not talking just the tip, it's the whole toe. You should see "Taps" face when he gets to the big toe. After doing this crazy thing, he does not clean his feet. He puts his shoes on and lets little microscopic particles of "Taps" pooh fester. That is why it is much worse during the summer. Just thinking about it makes me almost throw up. I hope I've answered your question.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Lets get ready to Rumble

After a few beers and shots, we were Kung Fu fighting…….. Like the Mexicans at San Jose’s on Sunday night !

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Free Shrimp

Long John Silver's President Calls Discovery "One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Giant Shrimp"
LOUISVILLE, KY, March 24, 2004 - NASA's March 23 announcement of evidence of the past presence of "a body of gently flowing saltwater" on Mars is big news for America, and giant news for seafood fans.
In January, Long John Silver's offered to give America free Giant Shrimp if NASA found conclusive evidence of an ocean on Mars. To celebrate the success of NASA's Mars Rover project, the company is going to give America free Giant Shrimp on Monday, May 10.
"This is the big announcement that Long John Silver's has been waiting for since January - that there is evidence of a past salty sea on Mars," said Mike Baker, Chief Marketing Officer for Long John Silver's, Inc. "We can't wait to celebrate NASA's out-of-this-world success, and there's no better way to recognize their giant accomplishments than with free Giant Shrimp for America."
On Monday, May 10, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., customers can stop by any participating Long John Silver's restaurant and enjoy a free Giant Shrimp (one piece per customer).
Long John Silver's President Steve Davis sent a personal letter to NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, congratulating NASA on their discovery.
"We've been following the Mars Exploration project since the beginning," Davis wrote, "and we've been anxiously awaiting word of evidence of an ocean on Mars. The rovers have been extremely busy since they arrived on Mars - they've had 'plenty of things on their plate.' Now, with the discovery of ocean water, America can add one more thing to its plate - free Giant Shrimp."
Davis ended the letter by writing, "This is one small step for man, and one giant leap for Giant Shrimp." He also again expressed interest in Long John Silver's becoming the first seafood restaurant on Mars.
Baker added that the Giant Shrimp giveaway is the perfect way to celebrate NASA's historic discovery, which has taken place at the same time Long John Silver's Giant Shrimp introduction has been one of the most successful product launches in company history.
"NASA is making history on Mars and Long John Silver's is making history here on earth," added Baker. "Our faith in NASA has paid off. Their giant accomplishment calls for Giant Shrimp."
The new Giant Shrimp are the largest shrimp Long John Silver's has ever served. They feature the great-tasting secret batter that has made Long John Silver's famous for fish, shrimp and chicken for 35 years.
Every person in the U.S. will have an opportunity to obtain one free Giant Shrimp at participating Long John Silver's restaurants in the United States. Redemption will take place on Monday, May 10, 2004, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., local time, while supplies last. Customers can use the store locator at to find their nearest Long John Silver's locations.
Long John Silver's, Inc. based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's most popular quick-service seafood chain specializing in a variety of seafood items including batter-dipped fish, chicken, shrimp and hushpuppies. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, Long John Silver's, Inc. was founded in 1969 in response to growing consumer demand for quick-service seafood. Today, there are more than 1,250 Long John Silver's, Inc. restaurants worldwide serving nearly four million customers each week. Long John Silver's, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE:YUM) the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system units with more than 33,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories.

something to think about

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Little Indian That Could

My little Indian friend, I hope you don't feel the joke is about your race. That joke has gotten old! People can only make so many jokes about an Indian. I think we need to look at the real issue at hand. The alcohol. Now I want you to examine this equation very carefully; (alcohol + Indian = Crazy drunk Indian). That opens the door to a whole different world. People can come up with a whole new line of jokes. There are many solutions to this problem. 1. You could stop drinking (Not really an option for the norm). 2. You could not be Indian (still really not an option). 3. (My favorite) You can start making people take you serious when you're drunk. "How do I do that?",you ask? Well my friend it's not easy. First you have to get extremely drunk (preferably when no one else is, like during the day). Now when they start laughing and making fun of you, simply make a comment of what you are going to do to them. I would suggest, "Stop making fun of me or I'm going to pee on your foot!!" When they laugh even harder it's time for action. I personally give them an option. Look them straight in the eyes and say, "Shoe or no shoe?" Simple yes or no answer. At that point in time you MUST whip it out and drench their foot. Now I will tell you from experience, you have about five seconds while the receiver is in shock. MAKE THAT FIVE SECONDS WORTH IT!!!! From there on out you will have to chase them. You can definitely practice this at home. Once your finished, smile and say, "thank you for you comments, is there anyone else that has something to say?" From that day on you will become the Crazy Indian you don't make fun of. Because being called crazy is okay. We all are. But I promise you well never hear a joke about you again!!!! If a new person enters the circle of friends, people will immediately say,
friend: "Man he's a crazy Indian, but whatever you do don't make fun of him!"
newbie:"why the heck not?"
Friend: "Because man, that is one crazy Indian that will pee on your foot!!"
newbie; "well Ill just run from him!"
Friend: "That will not work man, That little Indian can run and pee!!"

I hope it helps you out!!