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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Peruvian Stargate

I'm watching a show on the History Channel about "Ancient Aliens," and it's almost all pure bullshit. You can distill this show and sell it as snake oil. I mean, it's almost silly.

Take a look at this picture.
It's a very strange Inca carving found in the mountains of Peru. Now I have no idea what the purpose this served, but I would guess that it's a half-finished carving or an aborted attempt to quarry a slab out of the rockface.

But there are all these people on the show talking about how it might be a kind of "Stargate" that the ancient Inca kings used to travel via wormhole to distant locations across the universe.

Now what the hell about this rock would lead you to believe that?

This Year, I'm Keeping it Simple

Victim of Changes

All these years, I've been a metalhead and while I've loved bands influenced by Judas Priest, I never got into Priest. Maybe it was all the spikes and leather. Never really been into that. Maybe it was the screaming falsetto. Not my thing.

But the fact is, I've been missing out. These blokes have some chops.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Fun

It wasn't funny at the time, but looking back it's kind of funny, but today at work, one of my co-workers came in on shift raging. Oh, he was raging!

It's Halloween, you know, and every year all the corporate pukes have a costume contest and decorate their cubes and see who has the best theme. You know, office politics bullshit that we, in our little bubble of a control center, do not participate in.

"When is this company going to grow up?" my co-worker grumps after seeing one particularly obnoxious theme in the hallway.

Then we give him his shirt, that the manager of another department had made for him. We all got one, with our pseudonyms ironed-on to the breast. I wanted to be Herb, but I decided to just be Machete, Jr. His shirt, since he was in the Navy and didn't want to offer up a pseudonym, said Seaman Stains.

He threw it across the room like a grown-up.

You've Seen the Butcher, Now Watch the Video

The deftones have released a video for "You've Seen the Butcher," my favorite track from their Diamond Eyes record. Dig it.

You've Seen The Butcher

Deftones | Myspace Music Videos

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Rule: Big Burly Men Shouldn't Be Violent Towards Women (Even if they work for Moveon.org)

Depending on your political persuasion, the following video is either going to make you mad or fill you will glee.

Of course, if the video fills you with glee, you should reconfigure your moral compass.

Monday, October 25, 2010

An Embarrassment

Wow. What a debacle.

Last week, the Broncos lost in the 4th quarter. This week, they lost six minutes into the first.

If Coach McDaniels isn't fired after the season, I'll be surprised. His tenure has been marked by a steady progression...downward.

Updated: In Peter King's column, he had this to say about the Broncos:
2. I think this is what I didn't like about Week 7:

a. Everything about Denver. How would you know where to start?
Ouch.