Ben's Rules to Live By
6. Don’t give into peer pressure. Peer Pressure is the devil. See them all…
My friend Karla (blue dress) did the Polar Plunge at White Bear Lake today to raise money for the Special Olympics. I can only imagine how chilly it was. While I was waiting for her to jump I over heard a classic line. “Do they have to go under for it to count?” You see some people would just jump in and run out, never submerging their head. This lady for some reason thought that...
Smallest cowboy knighted →
Taco John’s Whiplash, the Cowboy Monkey, will be knighted as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
The Zappos guys claim that from the moment you put your order in and it is...– Autonomous Robots Invade Retail Warehouses (via pile) (via amandalynferri)
Ben's Rules to Live By
4. Never take yourself too seriously. 4a. Laugh at yourself daily. 5. Think out loud. See them all…
Land ho! House glides across ice on White Bear... →
Alabama rumors include U's Smith →
Back the F’ off Bama.
Evacuation Game →
My high score is 404. 421.
I always joke that Jack dies and they discover he’s been the terminator...– EW.com Best case scenario
I’m getting myself all worked up today for no reason other than I’m easily annoyed. Stupid.
KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Fire forces... →
22 people in a single duplex! Holy cow! That’s gotta be some sort of zoning offense. However I guess if they’re all related it doesn’t matter.
Your personal power animal is the Flapjack Chameleon– Summary: ‘Benjamin Koch’ Wow, I never knew.
Remember when Biden (and Condi) were President? →
What's on the front page today?
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/?p_size=676 http://allnews.greyisgood.eu/ The frontpages from newspaper from around the world.
I’m kind of disgusted that so many people are proclaiming that they are “now proud to be an American again” or that “they are finally proud to be an American”. Really? I’m not always proud of the decisions that our leaders make and I’m not always proud of what my peers are doing, but I always hold a bit of pride knowing what we’ve done as a nation...
We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give...– CNN Political Ticker: Rev. Joseph Lowery delivers benediction at inaugural ceremony
When I was in high school I was senior class president and therefore “presided” over my public high school graduation ceremony. One thing that I was told that I couldn’t do was introduce my classmate who delivered the opening prayer. Something about “church and state”. Why does the Inauguration ceremony have a invocation and benediction? Not that I’m...
Ben's Rules to Live By
3. If it’s breaded you can eat it. See them all…
Ben's Rules to Live By
1. If your pants have belt loops wear a belt. 2. Only girls can crowd surf. See them all…
Winter Biking Revisted
Last winter I made the observation that people biking in winter are not intelligent. This is further cemented by the fact that I saw two people biking to work this morning in -15 deg weather. -15 doesn’t even account for a windchill. Wind that is blowing normally but also that they are creating by riding a bike. Seriously what do they think they are accomplishing?
In fact, [Tubby]’s well on his way to doing for Minnesota what he...– The Morning According to Us - ESPN The Magazine
Al Franken: God Spoke
I mentioned a documentary about Al Franken in a post a little while ago. I rented it the other day and watched it tonight. It’s good but also very polarized. Al claims to just be telling the truth about what the right says but he is also, obviously very much to the left. Much of the movie is him trading insults and barbs with his right wing counterparts; Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter...
I’ve been watching the Gophers basketball game and the BCS championship and have seen many ads with Lebron James. I’d like to say for the record, I think Lebron is probably one of my favorite sports personalities. Many reasons for this. 1. He’s a great player 2. He appears to be fairly humble about it 3. He appears to be a good family man 4. He doesn’t take...
No school. Florida coach Urban Meyer basically said Wednesday that his team has...– 10 reasons Florida/Oklahoma will win - College Football - ESPN This annoyed me at first but then I thought, colleges are still on winter break. Most schools won’t start until next Monday or so.
I’m trying to be very efficient by combining previous post topics of Ann Coulter and Al Franken.
I saw two interviews with Ann Coulter today on NBC’s Today Show. She is angry. I have no doubt that she makes some valid points and that probably she should feel a bit miffed about they way she is treated by “liberal media”, but geez, calm down. One of the worst parts is that she claims that she’s not trying to be sensational with her writing but just joking or trying to...
This is pretty awesome. Reminds me of GI Joe: The Movie from my childhood. They had the BET or Broadcast Energy Transmitter that did the same thing. Pretty wild.
annnna: Macbook Wheel
Al Franken: God Spoke (2006) →
I would love to see this movie, considering the recount we just went through.
At work we use the web-based application known as PeopleSoft. In order to access the secure system we use a little password generator key fab thing that we call an M-Key. Everytime you push the button it generates a new password for you. Yesterday, I was searching my pockets for my M-key so that I could log on. In a “back to work from a two week vacation daze” I pulled out my cell...
Coleman urged Franken to waive his right to a recount, saying that the prospect...– Recount: The Coleman-Franken brawl drags on From Star Tribune (11/6/08)
The results showed Franken with a 225-vote lead.– Minnesota canvassing board certifies Franken win - CNN.com If you would have asked me about the recount on the evening of November 4, there is no way I would have predicted his comeback. I was hopeful but not optimistic.
After quite literally a 3 day pizza party in my condo, I’m ready to go back to routine/work. Seriously.
Whenever the Powerball jackpot gets really large I always try and convince myself that it’s waiting for me to buy a ticket. I never do and somebody else eventually wins, but I can’t help with that optimism. I do the same with other aspects of my life as well. But it always ends the same for me, hesitation on my part. Maybe that will be different in 2009.
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Happy New Year Back in MN after a nice trip home to the fam. Started in KY with Christmas. Then a quick trip to MO to see my grandpa. I hadn’t seen him for a whole year, which was sad, but glad we made the trip. After that a quick trip to Cincinnati to see where my brother lives. Now back in MN for a few days before heading back to work on Monday. PS. I don’t make resolutions,...