Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feel Free


(Random picture of a cat driving a car.)

I've heard verbal comments from lots of people from the past few months about my blog posts but it seems like the web comments are down. That's fine, but I thought I would bring up that the web comments are fun to go back and forth with. It starts a broader conversation with everyone who tunes in. If you're nervous about your words appearing on the internet for all to read, choose the anonymous comment option. No one will ever know it was you. I've only ever jumped on one commenter one time and then he and his wife left our church (okay, actually I forced them out). But I rarely aim the literary guns at anyone. You have almost nothing to fear.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I Don't Smile Too Much...

...cause my teeth got knocked out by a chainsaw."

Introducing the Turtle Man:



At one point he's holding a snapper by the tail and it really looks like it's trying to chomp his junk. That would be fatal.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Google Earth Freakout


(Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia -- CLICK FOR A LARGER PIC)

Has anyone else been freaked out by the level of detail in Google Earth? Our part of the world is not very detailed yet but Australia is. I snapped this pic after finding a random beach near Sydney. You can make out individual people pretty well. See the 4 guys playing ping pong in the waist-high lagoon? I bet if you browsed the coastal areas you could eventually see a shark in the water.

Our corner of the world is not so detailed. We're several zoom-in layers behind. Somehow Newton, and probably west Wichita are one layer closer in than east Wichita which is ahead of Kansas City.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Viva La Verizon

I've come to the conclusion that all the cell phone companies suck. All the companies that use GSM towers, which is T-Mobile and AT&T, have signal issues. Sprint, which has it's own network of towers, occasionally completely mangle their billing. Verizon has excellent tower coverage but poor sound quality. Alltel had billing issues at one time but is now owned by Verizon. Pick your poison.

I will say that we picked up some neat phones from Verizon. Nifty LG's with full keyboards. Also the service we got a Best Buy was great.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Adios Verizon

EDIT: I just blew this post away. It sucked. I went on about how we had ditched Verizon, whose sound quality I have mocked in the past, in favor of Cingular whose call droppage has just turned me off. And I'm just not in the writing mood tonight. Why fight it?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Quickest BMW in the US.



To the uninitiated, this video looks like a somewhat quick car, but probably only a little faster than the car you drive. But this is because you don't have a good frame of reference for how slow a normal car is, at least when you're watching from the stands (not driving). It's not until you see the in-car portion of this video that you get an idea of how violently fast this BMW is. It ran a 9.8 second quarter mile time which is fast enough to run down the faster sport bikes out there. That's fast enough to make most of us pee our pants.

Hear the unique inline-6 sound again?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jason's Song of the Day



Okay, I'm a little late to the party on these guys. This has been out for 6 months. This song, Closer, when I first heard it made me think of Cody's band. Not that I don't like the song, 'cause I do. It was one of only 3 songs on the CD that I thought were worthy. But it's sounds like one of Cody's songs.

PS: Thanks Gossipgirl, whoever you are. I just found this on a search on youtube.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mario Kart



See! The French are alright.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jason's Olde Tyme Advice

When life throws you off that racing motorcycle, pick yourself up and get back on that thing.