Nov 19, 2009

Lunchboxxx


I have a weird embarrassment of eating at work. Mostly because I'm embarrassed to bring food in from home. I'm not sure why. It shouldn't be embarrassing, but it just really irks me. I've recently forced myself to bring food from home to work. The best I can do is bring frozen food, because, for some reason, that seems less embarrassing.

Today, I microwaved pizza bread (an embarrassing high school cafeteria choice) that is not meant for the microwave. You can't cut this pizza you have to saw it into pieces. After rushing back to my desk to eat (didn't want to be caught eating that) I realized that eating at my desk is also embarrassing if you consider the awful smell I'm sharing with the rest of the office.

I ended up dropping the pizza on my shirt and then on the floor. Both very embarrassing. Now I have a sloppy pizza stain on my shirt for the remaining of the day.

Thankfully, God provided and multiplied the remaining pepperoni dices into leftover Chevy's from a meeting. That wasn't embarrassing to eat because I didn't bring it in.

Nov 5, 2009

Music Review Over Goolge Voice


Update Nov 6: After listening to the album more than once, I've changed my opinion. Here's the transcription:
[A]nd speaking company reps it's sick
Just finished up listening to the newest Jumbling Towers* album, The Kanetown City Rips, on the commute this morning to work. I decided to narrate the review over Google Voice.

Here's the transcript:
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*So I don't get an $11,000 fine from the FTC here's my material relationship with this endorsement: I went to school with them. And here's my disclaimer: Promotional copy of The Kanetown City Rips for review was granted gratis by Money Buckets, LLC to the reviewer.

Oct 16, 2009

Fooey

About to partake in a BarCamp so I decided to do a litte research on them. I eventually ended up reading "RFC 3092: Etymology of 'Foo'".

Page 2, paragraph 3 reads (emphases and misspelling mine),

In 1944-45, the term 'foo fighters' [FF] was in use by radar operators for the kind of mysterious or spurious trace that would later be called a UFO (the older term resurfaced in popular American usage in 1995 via the name of one of teh better grunge-rock bands [BFF]).

Oct 8, 2009

Father of Invention

I saw this in an article (that a misrepresented 10% of my Facebook friends will balk at) about energy and the environment:
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, but a human creator is the father.
This is what I got out of it: An Inventor impregnates Necessity, therefore, bears Invention.

I see two interpretations (these are not mine): The first reinforces the original adage: "Necessity is the mother of invention"; The second comes from the movie Unbreakable.

Stairway to Heaven (Inverted)

www.ggle.com

Oct 6, 2009

Gchat Deception

It sez Kyle is offline and can't receive messages, but I'm chatting with him at that very moment!


Oct 2, 2009

John Adams Quote: I Must Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.  -- John Adams
I hate that I'm a blog that publishes a quote as a post. It was too long for Twitter, but it wouldn't really fit as a Tweet for me anyway. Plus, my Tweets feed into Facebook and I'd much rather be the blog that posts quotes than the guy who preaches 300 character proverbs as a status update.

By the way, this John Adam's quote scored a Flesch-Kincaid grade level of 18.1. So, if you don't understand the quote, it's because you haven't received your Master's yet.

Oct 1, 2009

L@@K!

"L@@K!" is just an experiment. Just seeing people's behavior when they see something they can't make a conclusion with on their own. My guess is they'll Google it? But then again, L@@K! surprisingly resembles spam from your email, or an over-hyped Craigslist listing. This resemblance could quell any desire to look further.

Beside this blog, I posted L@@K! on my Twitter and Flickr accounts. Although, I can only boast 1 friend on Flickr with a group of 7 members (2 are me) and 20 followers on Twitter. It's not like I really have the platform to do any sort of "experiments".

If you think this is a dumb idea, you're probably right.

Sep 15, 2009

Blooze-Hop

I'm wondering if rap will follow the same course as its ancestors, blues, jazz, rock, techno. Or, will it copy traits of its more obvious relative, funk?

What makes funk different from the other genres of black music is that white's couldn't duplicate its raw soul. White Funk is absolutely awful (like nu metal, I can't think of a single artist I enjoy). But, when artists take funk's influences rather than directly creating it the result is much more interesting (e.g., A Certain Ratio, Amon Düül II's "Only Human").

Rap seems to share a lot in common with funk beside the obvious influence. I thought rap might take the same path: highly influential, but completely adopted by white artists. This seemed the way it was going (even despite rants when Eminem and Bubba Sparxxx were at their most popular). You can see it in many American artists from Beck, WHY?,  Russian Futurists and Ratatat (sorry, those examples suck). But, I'm not so sure anymore. I think we'll continue to see the high influence of rap in white music, but I think we'll get a share of white artists making actual rap music. Remember when Blondie and Dee Dee Ramone (Dee Dee King when rapping) took on rap in the 1980's? I think we might see something similar again, but better (hopefully).

I've tried to predict rap's future since 2006, but this video of a  Joaquin Phoenix looking like a Soft Parade-era-Morrison in Jay-Z's suite prompted me to reconsider rap's future. Perhaps, rap will appeal to whites as blues did.

In 1997, my youth group leader said rap will follow the same path "70's Rock" did: From glamor and partying to burn-out-blues and self-reflection. I believed him then because I was naive, but maybe he was right. Maybe this is where white artists take rap through a new era.

We're long over due for a new, ahead-of-its-time genre from the black community. Maybe Jay-Z is right. Maybe the black community needs a nudge from indie music. Or maybe talented Joaquin's will follow and unearth new creativity. Or, maybe we're looking in the wrong place. Should we look to the Latinos?

Aug 8, 2009

Gift Notes

This is an old post I found back from April 4, 2009. I liked the premise behind it, but I delivered it very poorly. I remember wanting to replace the sequence of events with a clever drawing; however, I would never have the time to do that. That's probably why it sat in "draft-mode" for this long. -- Jobby Lobby
The idea of a card attached to a gift makes perfect sense. It describes who gave the gift and the giver can even mention the motivation behind giving it (i.e., I really appreciate your friendship, here's a gift.) However, the card has adopted discrete, complex moores since its inception.

I've witnessed many present exchanges and many of them (especially when there are family friends, or especially distant relatives involved) go like this:

Receive gift with smile > Look down at gift > Look back at giver with another smile and say "you shouldn't have" while you open the card > Skim card for at least five seconds (if note is long read first sentence of each paragraph and wait an additional five seconds) > Look back at giver for third time and thank them for the card > Open gift wrapping slowly > When gift is 85% unwrapped pause and lift the gift, open and inhale loud enough to make a soft noise > Make eye contact again and thank them for the gift > Finish unwrapping > Show others in the room > Set aside gently to show that you care for the gift > Repeat all these steps for next gift.

Don't make any rookie mistakes like forgetting to designate someone to jot down the gift and the givers name to thank them later that same day in person and again in a small card within a week.

Jul 29, 2009

Patrick Henry Quote

Instead of texting this to myself, I figured I'd blog it to myself. It's a terrific quote from Patrick Henry. (By the way, this isn't John Henry, Patrick Henry was the governor of Virginia in the late 1700's.)
"It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!"

May 23, 2009

May 19, 2009

Let's Be Honest

I rip this guy's Web site off all the time. It's about time I be honest and share it. This way I can't claim any more ideas.




Apr 4, 2009

Quantum Syndication

I was given a suggestion to listen to God's iPod Radiant Worship podcast (which, so far is pretty good) but it got me thinking about the word "podcast." Why is it called a podcast and not streaming, web feed, etc? To be academic about it I thought I would add a dictionary definition of the term like I did in high school.
Here's Wikipedia's definition: A podcast is a series of digital media usually digital audio or video, that is made available for download via Web syndication.
But once I started checking into the references listed in that article I discovered some very startling information. For instance, podcasts are non-local and at the quantum level are able to transfer emotion, influence, thought, and intention instantly.
I also discovered that our social (and post-social) fabric is unified and joined together digitally through this transfer of information. Some have even suggested podcasting connects all matter, energy and information in the cosmos. Although there is no way to prove that.

Basically, this all started in 1992 when they discovered (they, as in scientists) that all macro scale matter is continuously podcasted non-locally and is received by and interacts with other podcatchers through the exchange of quantum information.

Much of this information is still in infancy, however, since much of this is beyond reality, heretofore it is largley unexplored by science.

Feb 17, 2009

Lavatory

The social mores of a public men's restrooms are awkward, but I think there is an opportunity available. Typically, there are way more stalls than necessary and never enough urinals. Additionally, men only use the last stall, if indeed they are not using it because all the urinals are taken. This is the reason I always choose to use the first stall, because if it is the least popular it is guaranteed to be the cleanest. Besides cleanliness there is less unnecessary communication if you use the first stall. This is true because men assume they are the only one that uses the very last stall. They will come up and rattle your door thinking no one is in there. Then they feel awkward and use the stall two doors down from you or leave after murmuring "oops, sorry" under their breath.

My solution to this awkwardness and wasted space and materials is to wipe out all the stalls except the very last one. Then replace the removed stalls with urinals (the last urinal being a comfortable distance from the "last" stall.) There will never be a need for multiple stalls because men don't use any of the remaining stalls if they are aware of another man occupying a stall. (This, of course, is not true in all situations: i.e., restrooms at sporting venues, restrooms where people are very drunk, like a sporting venue, and concerts that are held in sporting venues.) The awkwardness of rattling an occupied stall door is eliminated because you can already see the feet of the stall's occupant.

And if you really wants to prevent restroom awkwardness the installation of vacancy feature can be of great help. This feature would be placed inside the stall wall facing the restroom door. When you step into the stall (after closing and locking the stall door) you will slide down a board that is the length of the stall wall. On the side facing toward the restroom door would be a picture of a two legs wearing a pair of generic tennis shoes concealing the true identity of the occupant.

Feb 16, 2009

7" Too Deep

With this post I run the risk of my blog being found by my peers. I know they (one for sure, possibly two) have Google Alerts set up for this type of stuff. Here goes nothing...

The Kanetown
City Rips
by jumbling towers

Jan 23, 2009

Been There

So far only Spain Now lots of places.

(In retrospect, this was never really funny. Sorry. --Jobby Lobby)

4-D Revisited

I was told that in the 4th dimension you could turn a basketball inside-out without poping it. This proves it:

Outbreak

Dancing Plague of 1518

Jan 20, 2009

CEO Dialogue Box

I use this auction software called AuctionMaestro Pro. I was editing the characters used to represent different auction types and went to edit one of the uglier ones (an ampersand) and this dialogue box popped up:

(The CEO of AuctionMaestro?)

Jan 13, 2009

Geneaus

It's like magic! Go to Genesis 5. It looks like a really boring genealogy from Adam to Noah. You think, "Why does God put this material in here?"

Well...surprise! The genealogy is a coded message. It'll have you LOL-ing like Jesus to think how awesome God is.


I first found out about this from Chuck Missler in his ironically titled book "Learn the Bible in 24 Hours."

Here are the names of the genealogy and their Hebrew root meanings. I say root because these names are phonetically transliterated. That is why you might run into a few bumps when looking up these names yourself in a conventional lexicon. So take it or leave it duudes. (For the full text read Genesis 5 and the Meaning of the Names in Genesis 5.)

Adam = Man
Seth = Appointed
Enosh = Mortal
Kenan = Sorrow
Mahalalel = The blessed God
Jared = Shall come down
Enoch = Teaching
Methuselah = His death shall bring
Lamech = despairing
Noah = Comfort

Put in a sentence form it looks like this:
Man appointed mortal sorrow [but] the blessed God shall come down teaching his death shall bring the despairing comfort.
That right there is the redemption plan for the human race right in the beginning of the Bible. But don't take my word for it (Acts 17:11).

Cine & Cigs

My should-have-been senior year Egnlish teacher had something similar on his blog, which makes my posting less funny since I didn't come up with this myself.

Anyways, it looks like there are no actors that share my name except for Eminem's son, who happens to share my first name, which is in a crime drama with Mark Ruffalo. Hyperlink.

This entire post was a stretch. So check out this guy who has the longest torso in Zimbabwe:

Jan 12, 2009

/////4-D!//////

If a discotheque leaves earth the same year "Love to Love You Baby" is released and travels round trip to Alpha Centauri at .8 times the speed of light, how old would the cocaine they left on earth be when they return? How old would the cocaine on the space-disco be? (Answer below.)

Moral of the story: God created time, therefore, he is not bound by time because 1) He's God, and 2) He doesn't have mass (John 4:24). God sits in infinity which means he does not have lots of time but is outside time altogether.

Scriptural proof that God created time:
[God's] grace, was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.

No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
I Corinthians 2:7

Scientifically, God wouldn't be effected by time since he has no mass and is not under his own created natural law of gravity (gravity is a natural law and God is supernatural.)

Answer: They wouldn't have left any behind, but assuming they did it would now be 10 years old. The narcotics they brought with them would have all been ingested, but they granules they didn't find in the carpet would only be six years old.