Monday, April 30, 2007

Deftones Are Coming To Wichita

Wow. You don't even know how long I waited to hear those words. "Deftones in concert". Well I heard those words.
Keep in mind I am not the rabid Deftones fan I was in the past...Not since they "reinvented" themselves. But they still own big time! Want proof? Check this yo....

Point being...See you at the Cotillion on June 20th!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Heavy Metal Has A Name...And That Name Is Petra

I remember when I thought Petra was some of the most hardcore heavy metal music I'd ever heard.
And you know what I was right... These guys went out to an empty warehouse to shoot this video, with broken glass and everything! And check out the Mickey Mouse t-shirt and shorty shorts on the drummer. Wow.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Onion Nails It

The Onion is an online satire news site. They often put out this fake magazine that is meant to mimic The Parade. Well I think they accidently stumbled on reality with this one. I think it sums up the majority of America right now...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fun Facts

* Wasps hate getting punched in the face, however they love getting punched in the stinger because it saves them the energy of having to sting you themselves.

* Denny's is hiring cooks. You must provide your own aprons and income. Denny's will supply the rest.

* Most people who freeze to death on Mt. Everest do so on the way back down. Not me! I would just tuck into a little ball and roll all the way down. I'd be down the mountain in like 30 seconds. And while the rest of my group is huddling together on the side of a cliff for warmth, I'd be back at the lodge playing Phase 10 with some Tibetan guy.

* The spaghetti basket at KFC is so delicious. It's not on the menu, you have to ask for it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Never Going Back Again

I am over playing the video thing I know. But I just can't help but love this performance of one of my favorite songs of all time. Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac doing his song Never Going Back Again. That was my favorite song off of the "Rumors" album. He isn't looking too good, and this video seems dubbed, but it's still a great performance...

Monday, April 23, 2007

Poker: The Dumbest Trend

Right now so many people are into the trend of poker. I cannot tell you how annoying this is. It's all over television right now. You turn on the tube and you have championship after championship of poker. That's right, you have people with sunglasses sitting around, you have cards with numbers, you have poker chips...put them all together and you have probably the worst, most boring television ever to be shown.
I hate it. I'd rather watch grass grow or paint dry.
Well... My friend Jeff brought up something I thought was interesting. He said, "Why not Monopoly?" And he's right. I'd much rather watch people play Monopoly. There is still strategy involved, you can still use real money, and you just have more opportunities for excitement.
And if not Monopoly, why not Uno? Well guess what, these guys beat everyone to it...

Championship Uno....Deal me in!

Friday, April 20, 2007

First Ten Songs

It's time once again to play "First Ten Songs". Grab your Mp3 players and hit shuffle! Don't cheat!

1. Run -- Project 86 (Project 86)
2. Peer -- Chevelle (Point #1)
3. I'll Fly Away -- Alison Krauss (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
4. Toledo -- John Denver (An Evening With John Denver)
5. Cold Water -- Damien Rice (O)
6. Steady, As She Goes -- The Raconteurs (Broken Boy Soldiers)
7. What Wondrous Love Is This -- Fernando Ortega (Hymns and Meditations)
8. Power Of The Gospel -- Ben Harper (Live From Mars)
9. 9 Crimes -- Damien Rice (9)
10. Danny Boy -- Eva Cassidy (Imagine)

What an awesome mix! I win, in my book.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Human Tragedy

I'm not going to say much about the Virginia Tech situation. I feel so bad for those who lost someone or know of someone that was lost or injured.
I do know that this had nothing to do with gun control. America is past the point of no return on the gun situation. We have to be able to arm ourselves because of outcasts like this kid who felt he had nothing to lose. Someone that desperate is going to cause havoc WITH a gun. What do you think would happen?? You think someone who is contemplating mass murder is going to find it immoral to obtain a gun illegally. If we outlaw guns I guarantee you that guns will be just as easy as ever to obtain.
I feel bad for the leadership of the school because, you guessed it, the drive-by media is already pointing fingers at how the president of the school handled it. Listen up liberal wackos...Not every tragedy has a way of being predicted before hand..This world is evil, and sometimes evil finds a way to pass by gun laws, school closures, and preventative measures.

May God be glorified in this dark situation. The light on the other side of the storm will be so much brighter than before. Pray hard everyone!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Johnny Cash's Last Video

The man was so close to death, yet he made the best album of his career in my opinion. That's pretty remarkable. Even more remarkable was that the cover songs on the album included a Nine Inch Nails song. Good thing it was NIN's only good song.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Europeans And Their Music

I downloaded a full CD of what was described to be the best of the charts music from a bunch of different genres. It's all recent hits. And I figured out after I downloaded that the lengthy CD is actually from Europe, and is based on their charts.
Here's what I learned..
Europeans have horrible taste in music. Those people have some of the dumbest techno music topping their charts. Remember when the "Crazy Frog" song topped their charts? Well after listening to this CD I found out their taste in dumb mindless techno music knows no bounds.
Techno music is pretty mindless. Any person with half a brain can get a computer program that mixes beats and samples and make a CD that would be at the top of the charts in most European countries.
Actually you can scratch Sweden from that list because they listen to mostly death metal. Kind of scary.

The moral of this tale is... Be glad you live in the melting pot of music. Our charts are filled with a lot of silly music too... But you can get in your car and travel to New Orleans, or Memphis, or Compton, or Branson and get so much variety that your head will explode. Over in England and surrounding countries you either get Coldplay or Abba...and not much in between.
This has been TLAT's stereotype post of the day. Thank you for wasting your time reading this!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus Is Done

How stupid is that? You can call girls b**ches and hos if you are one race but not if you are another. And a sincere apology means nothing anymore. Interesting. Did you notice that money was the bottom line?
Imus was losing then and only then is he fired, not before. Where does the real morality lie?
The rev jesse jackson and the rev al sharpton are nothing more than vultures that leech on false offense in order to make a name for themselves which in turn draws in more money for their high end lifestyle. All of your heroes are dead.

I never liked Imus. But I feel like he got the raw end of the deal.

This is the prequel to socialism and the death freedom that we have all loved for so long. The whim of a few is going to govern the will of the majority.

Don Imus' Career Status: The Nation Waits, Day 5

Don Imus is our current whipping boy for some reason. I can't figure out why the Rutgers women, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and every politician from here to Canada is weighing in on Don Imus' 3 words.
Have they not listened to...
Howard Stern, Phil Hendrie, Bob and Tom, Don and Mike, or Tom Lykis? (to name a few)
Don Imus is a jerk, he always has been. If you are mad now, where were you the 800 times before?
It's called mass hysteria. It's kind of hard to believe that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are genuinely offended when their morality is so unreliable.

So either fire him or accept his apology and two week suspension and shut up!

Better yet, Turn off Imus and listen to some Killswitch Engage in the morning to get you pumped up and ready for the day. Trust me it's almost as good as coffee!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Time To Play First 10 Mp3's Again

This is a request from Mark.

1. Prelude -- Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage)
2. Great Is Thy Faithfulness -- Selah (Be Still My Soul)
3. Slow Dance -- John Legend (Once Again)
4. Rocky Mountain High -- John Denver (The John Denver Anthology)
5. Bass Song -- Hayden (Skyscraper National Park)
6. Softly and Tenderly -- Fernando Ortega (Hymns and Meditations)
7. Method Man -- Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers)
8. Boarding Up The House -- James Newton Howard (Signs Soundtrack)
9. Jerk It Out -- The Caesars (Paper Tigers)
10. People Get Ready -- Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions (20th Century Masters)

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Government Sank The Titanic

Here is undeniable proof..

Now we know that Rosie was right. Boy do we all feel stupid.
Rosie O'Donnell thank you! Thank you for reminding us about the physics of metals. I can't believe we blew that!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

3 Reasons Why I Am A Christian

1. Even though I was raised in a Christian home. I have spent many hours studying just why I believe what I believe. I have weighed the evidence, read from the founding fathers of our faith. And I have come to the conclusion that Jesus IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He DID rise from the dead and this life only makes sense because Jesus is Lord.

2. The alternative beliefs cannot account for evil, good, redemption, faith, life, or existance itself. I know I have a reason to live, and a reason why I will die.

3. I feel it. Skeptics say that nothing should be based on feelings. But before facts ever enter the equation, and they do enter it, I feel something inside me that is not of this world. My conscience eats at me sometimes. My mind drifts to places that are beyond me. The Bible says that we are born with the knowledge of the one Holy God. And I believe that, I feel it, and it gives me hope.

Thank God for the Resurecction!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mp3 First 10

This is a fun and informative. Tip of the cap goes to Derek Hale for trying this eariler this week. What you do is go get your Mp3 player and set it to random. Then just tell us what the first 10 songs are that pop up. Here's my list...

1. Teenage Sonata -- Sam Cooke (The Man Who Invented Soul)
2. Steel Rail Blues -- Jim Croce (Facets)
3. More Human Than Human -- White Zombie (Astrocreep 2000)
4. Tonight, Tonight -- Smashing Pumpkins (Melen Collie And The Infinite Sadness)
5. Surf Wax America -- Weezer (Blue)
6. Please, Please, Please -- James Brown (Greatest Hits)
7. Pass Me Not -- Fernando Ortega (Home)
8. Leave A Light On For Me -- Belinda Carlisle (Greatest Hits)
9. Beauty Divine -- Brandon Heath (Don't Get Comfortable)
10. Such Great Heights -- The Postal Service (Give Up)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Ravi Zacharias On Why Life Has Meaning

Does God exist? If there is no god then there CANNOT be meaning in life. And if that is true then why bother. Ravi explains why...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

New Pet Peeves

Well It's happened. I thought that everything that could annoy me had already happened to me at least once. But some new things have cropped up...

1. People that call vacuum cleaners.."sweepers". It's mostly elderly people that call them sweepers, but I don't care who it is. It's like nails on a chalk board to me. It's not a sweeper. A sweeper doesn't pick up dirt. A sweeper pushes dirt around into piles so that a dust pan or some other object can then pick it up.

2. People that call disposable vacuum cleaner bags.."filters". Vacuum cleaner bags catch the dirt so that you can toss it all in the trash. True, most vacuum bags DO filter the dirt. But that's secondary to its purpose. That's like calling a car an "air conditioner" because it has one.

3. People that participate in wine tasting. 75% of the people I know that choose wine as a hobby have major insecurity problems. Not just because they taste the wine, but because they drone on and on about this wine's bouquet or that wine's taste. Something inside of them thinks that others are impressed by their opinion of a beverage. Sniffing the cork makes you look like a dork.

4. People who write lists of pet peeves.

A Classic

Deftones -- Root

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

This May Sound Stupid

Is that your face or did your neck throw up?

I was attacked by a duck the other day because I ran out of the bread that I was feeding it. I can't say for sure if the duck had the dreaded Avian Bird Flu or not, but it wasn't an encouraging sign that the duck was coughing and he had a thermometer sticking out of his mouth. On a side note... Did you know that ducks eat for free at Subway?

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I can't tell you how many times I have sat and thought about how much I miss my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.

I've never seen Star Wars. I put it in the same category of another movie series I avoid which is Lord Of The Rings. Do you realize how angry people get when you tell them that those movies are boring? There is nothing more pathetic then an angry Star Wars geek coming at you with his pretend light sabre.

Is there anything worse than a canker sore?

If ever I won 240 million dollars playing the lottery the first thing I'd buy is a diamond encrusted pizza cutter. I've always fancied me a pizza cutter with a little pizazz.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Soldier Surprises Son

I had myself a good cry after watching this. You will to. This really touched my heart...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Why Bush Is One Of The Greatest Presidents Of All Time

I love the fact that liberals cringe at the thought of another Republican making the "top presidents" list. Abe Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan frequently take the top two spots already.
George Bush WILL be counted in the top 3 and here is why...
George Bush said we are going to go after terrorism and he did, and he is, and he will be. And he is doing this despite the fact that he is getting hit with unparalleled criticism by the drive-by media, democrats, and pseudo conservatives, 24/7.
We knew that after 9/11 we were going to continue to get attacked. 9/11 was supposed to be the dam breaking. The terrorists declared jihad on the U.S. and I remember talk of none of us ever being able to lay our heads on our pillow at night in peace.
Did the terrorists just get tired and decide not to bomb the U.S. on our soil? NO
What happened is George Bush. They messed with a Texan, and apparently that's not a smart idea.
He went into swift action, he took the fight to their soil first, and at the same time he tightened the security grip on the U.S. which was ABSOLUTELY necessary to our survival. Terrorists can breathe without fearing us. And that's what it took.

I don't care if Bush sucks on the economy(which he doesn't). Who cares about economy if we are all dead?
That was my not-so-articulate way of saying, We are safe, we are taking the fight to them, and we have the same freedoms we have always have...If that's not the best leadership ever, I don't know what is.