Saturday, May 31, 2008

BTK, have it your way...

Anyone know who the BTK Killer is? He was a serial killer who wreaked havoc around the Wichita, Kansas, area for almost 20 years. What is so special about him? Well, he killed 10 people. He sent letters to police and local media after the murders started occurring boasting of his knowledge of the crimes and his gloating of not getting caught.

BTK stood for Bind, Torture, Kill. Which is what he did to all his victims. But, why you ask, "Why are you bringing him up?"

He was finally caught by technology. DNA was collected in the 70's that wasn't maximized in evidence until the 2000's. Also, computers were more prevalent. He started writing and sending 'floppy discs' to police (after he was assured by police that 'floppy discs' could not be tracked to a single computer - IDIOT). Once the discs were analyzed, they showed the Windows software "Name" and "Organization". Using that information, the police analyzed DNA from the suspect's daughter which tied BTK to her dad.

Why do I bring this up? The "Organization" was Christ Lutheran Church. And the "Name" was the Deacon of the Church.

Once again.... Christians ruin life!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

One Photo, So Much To Say...

That about sums it up. Also, what is with Keith Richards in the background?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I Guess Not Everyone At O.U....

got drunk constantly. Some do amazing things like "learn" and "seek new evidence" and "uncover facts about Earth's history". 150 million year old footprints...NO! IT'S NOT THAT OLD; THAT IS SCIENCE LYING TO US TO DISCREDIT OUR ARCHAIC ANCESTOR'S TEACHINGS.

Monday, May 26, 2008

if this really happened, pretty cool

this fella named erik nordenankar created "the biggest drawing in the world" supposedly, by sending a GPS unit to 6 continents via DHL, tracking the whole trip. he said he gave specific instruction to DHL, and that is where i'm a bit suspicious. there are a lot of strange loops during the trip route. still, that might explain why a CD i ordered from dubai almost a month ago, still hasn't arrived. DHL is doing publicity stunts with avant-garde artists instead of getting my shite here when i need it.

click on the words on the opening page to go to an explanation of his idea, his path instructions, and a video tracking some of the destinations. if you click on this picture, it'll open in a new window, and click it again for the large version.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Juddy puked, I confirmed it.

Here's a pic from last weekend. On Friday night, Juddy, Chump, and myself were down at the F bar getting plastered as usual. We had to leave early because me, Juddy, and Chug were golfing in the Jack Flanigan Memorial Tournament the next morning. Well Juddy had a reversal of fortune when we got back to his place. He came stumbling down the hall with "puffy cheeks" and a hand over his mouth. He made it to the bathroom, but the hand block couldn't keep the damn from breaking in the dining room. Here's a pic of drunken Juddy(in his boxers no less) cleaning up the floor while Chug supervises the cleanup effort. Sorry for the quality of my camera phone.

If I ever played minor league hockey...

...I would probably have a story just like this.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings. Post #3

Stanley Cup Final notes, nuggets and storylines. Good reading material if you have time. Here's my fav:

* Six members of the Pittsburgh Penguins were not born when Chelios made his NHL debut: Jordan Staal (9/10/88), Marc-Andre Fleury (11/28/84), Tyler Kennedy (7/15/86), Kris Letang 4/24/87), Evgeni Malkin (7/31/86) and Sidney Crosby (8/7/87).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings. Post #2

Erra brain tumor erra

Ted Kennedy.

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Boo Red Wings, Hooray Pens!

end of the world?

pretty funny flash animation about the end of the world, and BTBz has it, right here.

J Ho vs. The Hearing and Visually Impared

A few interesting new items have been rolling around in my head recently involving deaf and blind people. First came this report of a deaf couple trying to conceive a child. They are wanting to use scientific methods to make sure thier offspring is a deaf child. How does any civilized medical establishment even give the thought of intentionally disabling a fetus because of the parents' wishes?

Some argue that the parents have the right to make the child like the parents so the child will be able to adjust and 'fit in' with the deaf 'lifestyle'. Deaf isn't a lifestyle. Americans have a certain lifestyle that is different that a Japanese lifestyle. Terrain, culture, food, weather, location, and many more variables determine a 'lifestyle'. Homosexuality might be considered a lifestyle to some. But being deaf is a defect in the human body. It is not a choice. It is not following societal norms, dealing with what the land gives, or ancient teachings and customs thats makes a person deaf, it is a physical defect.

The child who can hear can't operate in a deaf family? Sign Language will be the child's first language. His second will be English voice. An impressionable child will have no problem handling both languages and will be able to communicate with his or her parents just as well as hearing persons. More is to be lost than gained by removing the ability to hear from a child. What if a paralyzed couple who can still concieve through in-vitro fertilization wants to make sure thier child is born without the use of it's legs? So to fit in with the parents. Would you think that is allowable? Or would you say, "It's not the same." Answer: It is the same.

Then this article came to my attention. So, now blind people want a re-designed American currency because they can't see the dollar amount. Again, the American's With Disabilities Act strikes again. Some people, including prominent disabled authors, believe that the ADA has done more to hurt than help disabled Americans. Here is a Penn & Teller "Bullshit" episode talking about this very argument: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3.

At what point can the government go, "That's enough. We've bent over backwards to give the largest disabled groups adequated access to all government buildings. You just are not going to stop. There will always be something that may not be 'disabled-friendly'."? There are things such as 'debit cards' that take the place of currency. Also, a blind person must have at least one trusted person to help with a system of handling currency. Since when does everything need to be changed to support a small population? Ever since the ADA. So Sign Language must be taught in all schools so everyone can be fair? So dumb people who can't add must be supplied a calculator by the government?

So in a few years all American currency will have braile and all the old currency will need to be removed, again; this time not to stop counterfeighting (like who would want to make more U.S. money, it's in the tank). Just increase the costs to all Americans for the very few: The American Way. Just to make sure the lawyers don't go sue-crazy.

Quoting a title from a Rolling Stones song: "You can't always get what you want." Not everybody can do everything. Deal.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings. Post #1

Sunday, May 18, 2008


i'm online, baby! now i need someone to fedex me GTA IV. C is playing now and i don't have it, blast. i got a fedex account and i can paypal if someone wants to send some games my way. if so, i'll send the addy.

next thing, i need to figure out how to get with the BTBz when i'm 7 hours ahead. i'm available from 6AM thursday (ohio time) through about 5PM friday. and then some vague times on saturday and sunday when someone is one.

i just played some halo3 online, and i'm DAMN rusty. see ya online.

so... frickin'... close

i hooked up my XBOX360 today! i walked through the wireless network settings, put in my WEP password, all was going great, then the network testing. it stumbled a few times, i had to reboot my router once, now i'm stumped. i pass all of the network tests, but when it gets to the "XBOX LIVE" test, it fails and doesn't tell me how to fix it. i checked and couldn't find anything. i asked their tech support. we'll see what they have to tell me. any ideas? i was hoping to surprise you guys with a guest appearance, but i guess that might not happen for a bit. until then, i'll go warm up. thanks.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May The Force, and a 2-1/2 Gallon Box of Wine, Be With You

HOLYHEAD, Wales(AP) A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones _ aka Master Jonba Hehol _ with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones _ known as Master Mormi Hehol _ bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon (10-liter) box of wine beforehand.

"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 _ 0.7 percent of the population _ listed Jedi as their religion.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

carl sagan in... the matrix?

click here for a short clip of the late carl sagan describing the shape of our universe. is it me (and that happens a lot) or does he sounds like "agent smith" from the matrix trilogy? "miiiiiister aaaanderson"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Late Night Gaming: GTA IV

Who's up for another installment of LNG tonight? Last week some of us were up til 4am enjoying Liberty City. Plus, there's also this at 2am to look foward to.

Rockband DLC: May 13, 2008

Another not so great offering for Rockband next week. These songs are not offered as a pack and are 160 MS points each.

Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie (master)

Train in Vain by The Clash (master)

Kool Thing by Sonic Youth (master)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Rich Didn't Take Long...

to do another stupid thing and piss off Michigan Alumni. This time he broke Michigan Tradition (the longest, most successful college football program) of giving the jersey number "1" to a standout wide receiver. This tradition dated back to Anthony Carter. A tradition that inspired Braylon Edwards to create a half a million dollar scholarship. That number is an honor for wide-outs at Michigan, that is, until Rich Rodriguez decides to give the number to a freshman defensive back.

Either he doesn't care or didn't know about this very important designation; either way he is dismantling the tradition of Michigan Football. He is ignoring the past and installing his own brand to the team. It is another big mistake.

Quoting Notre Dame's Head Coach Charlie Weis, "I have always been one to never make excuses and not go about airing it. We're going to start on September 6 with San Diego State. I think that the first opportunity we're really gonna have to make a statement is that day. And then we'll listen to Michigan have all their excuses as they come running in and saying how they have a new coaching staff and there's changes. To hell with Michigan!"

The funniest thing about my job is...

The names of some of our customers. We have one lady whose name is Gae Cox. Another lady's name is Debbie D. Light. Well today I get a phone call from Beaver Seed and Supply and of course the guy's name is Harry Beaver. Good stuff. Reminds me of Harry Bonar, our weekend mailman back home on the hill.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Flying SkyBus? Are you sure?

This is a month old, but I just found out today. I went to to check out flights. Is Hooters Air still flying?

I think it's awesome that once every two or three years someone thinks they can make a low fare airline profitable. Better yet, someone else thinks someone can make a low cost airline profitable and gives them some money to try it.

I am going to paint rat shit white and sell it as rice. Anyone want to give me some money?

GTA 4... Overrated?

The following statements reflect the opinion of B Town Big C and not necessarily that of this blog or any other B Town Boy. Thank you.

I meant to post this yesterday but ran out of time at work. Lord knows I'm not taking personal time to post :) It's funny how you can change your mind in 24 hours...

The driving force behind my feelings about GTA 4 is that gave this game a 10 out of 10. According to IGN, a console game has not been rated a 10 since 1999. Think of all the games that have come out since then... Is GTA 4 the best game you've played since college?

The first time I played, I thought the answer was a resounding "NO". The graphics are not spectacular... the camera feels broken at times... the missions get fairly predictable. You may or may not steal a car, drive to a location, kill a person or people, and you may or may not then have to run from the cops. Sometimes you do a drug deal to change things up a bit.

But, eventually you get used to the camera. As the game goes along you get introduced to more and more characters. And that's where this game shines. If you haven't talked to Brucie yet, just wait. I won't spoil it for you, but he has to be one of the best personalities I've seen in a game. The formula for the missions stays about the same, but now you get to use sniper rifles, grenades, and the other weapons that make free roam multiplayer so fun. Those weapons do the same for the missions.

Speaking of multiplayer, last night's free roam session was the most fun I've had online since Chump and I got caught (fill in the blank) in the caves playing Halo 3. I think the best part is randomly getting caught up in someone else's something. Somebody running from the cops? Hell yeah I want to jump in their car and ride with them, firing my uzi out the window. The cops are after me? Chump, come pick me up. We gots to go NOW! Juddy wants to race down the freeway? Sure why not. T wants to grab a boat and wreak havoc on the open water? I'd love to fire a rocket into some stuck-up asshole's sailboat. Grab a helo and we'll all head over to Happiness Island and shoot some tourists. Good stuff.

Is this the best game I've played since college? I'm starting to change my mind. I'll say this: it's close. It's definitely the best "sandbox" game I've ever played, and makes Burnout Paradise look even worse than it did before. The character development is beginning to rival that in Mass Effect (supposed to be the new hybrid shooter/RPG genre that is developing). I actually kind of care about Roman and hope he lands that chick someday. Brucie cracks me up everytime he talks or emails or texts. I'm sure I would like Little John or whoever the rasta guy is if I could understand one damn word he says.

Personally I still give the nod to GRAW 2. I would have Goldeneye 007 over GTA4 if we go back to 1996. Do I think GTA4 is a 10 out of 10? No. There are still a lot of technical flaws with the game that simply should not be there. Yesterday I would have said this game was only a little better than Burnout Paradise. One mission and a couple of free roam sessions later and I can say I've definitely changed my mind. This game is a shit-ton of fun and I hope the free roam doesn't get too old too fast.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Upcoming Events

  • It's never too early to plan on attending the annual Coke 600/Indy 500 party at T's on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Reserve your spot now as the event is sure to be a big one. Will Danica win the 500? Will Kyle Busch put Junior into the wall or will Junior be seeking revenge in the 600? Will Big C show up? Will Chump knock over his Bubba Keg and say "I'm pissed"? Be there!

  • Taylor Woods and Juddy Duval have been confirmed to participate in the Flannigan's Open at Paradise Hills golf course on Saturday, May 17, 2008. Tee times have yet to be announced. Show up and you just may get hit by a golf ball(Now there's a souvenir for a lucky fan). I'll personally sign it for you if it's mine. Who's going to win? Taylor Woods? Juddy Duval? The field? I'm taking the field.

  • C and myself are possibly thinking of attending a NHL Stanley Cup Finals game should the matchup be between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings. Seeing as how the Conference Finals start Thursday night, we are not sure of when/where. Let me know if anyone else would be interested if the matchup happens.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Gotta Try This One Night

Rockband DLC: May 6, 2008

This week it's the "Scene Pack." Whatever the hell that means. Each song is available at 160 Microsoft Points or 440 Microsoft Points for the whole pack.

The three tracks are-

“This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” by Fallout Boy (master)

“Date With The Night” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (master)

“It Hurts” by Angels & Airwaves (master)

Well at least there's always GTA IV.