Thursday, June 28, 2007

Crashing Las Vegas

Who knew those giant casino signs in Las Vegas were just the screensaver from some guy's laptop.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pasta Survey

Sue and I are conducting a completely unscientific survey of people's opinion of wheat pasta. Two questions:

- Have you ever eaten it?

- Did you like it as much as regular pasta?

Please post answers. And remember this is for unscience, so please be honest and mean.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Confused on Wednesday Night

Quietdrive's cover of the song Time After Time is currently playing on XM.

I thought the point of starting a band was to get laid. How do you get laid covering a Cyndi Lauper song?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Gas Prices Make People Stupid

CNN: Fed up station owner shuts off gas pumps

I've seen this idea float around the internet from time to time. Seems like every May, someone decides that if gas companies didn't make money for a day, it would make some huge difference.

This year, some idiot in Wisconsin actually decided that closing his station would be a good way to effect the price of gas. The best quote was "Schwartz called that [price] 'outrageous' and said even he can't fill up his SUV at that price." Good. Maybe sustained high prices will finally convince people that buying a car that gets less 18 MPG that you drive everday is not a good idea.

What's the logic behind this? Sure, if no one bought gas on a given day, gas station owners will be out $3 billion for the day. But its not like we're using $3 billion less in gas. If you don't buy gas one day, that just means you are going to have to buy it some other day. That's a net $0 difference idiot.

If you want to change the price of gas, there is only method that is going to have any effect:


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Profit Calculator

New York Magazine: The Profit Calculator

Fascinating article about all sorts of NYC businesses and how they make money. I was especially fascinated the section on cab drivers. Who knew they only made about $12,000 in profit a year?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fun in Bed

As you know, Sue and I are trying to learn nothing about the finale of Sopranos. Last night Sue and I are lying in bed watching The Colbert Report, when he starts to mention the finale. As if it was our plan all along, Sue has her hands around my ears and I have the same around hers. We are both yelling "LA LA LA LA LA LA" as loud as we can trying desperately to hear nothing.

This went on for about a minute, during which Sue started to laugh so hard at how we must look that she was crying a little bit:)

Ah marriage. There is nothing else like it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Knocked Up

Sue and I saw Knocked Up on Saturday afternoon. I thought this was hands down THE funniest movie I have ever seen. I actually laughed so hard I cried at several points.

This is a witty dialog movie, which is my favorite type of humor. None of that adolescent poop jokes crap. Real, honest to god, funny dialogue.

Oh and it has the funniest "high on mushrooms" scene EVER.

And a racism joke about black midgets. I mean, how can you NOT like a movie with a racism joke about a black midget?

Go see it while it is still in the movie theatres. Seriously. We need to pump money into movies like this so that Hollywood will make more.

To the movie-mobile!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

TV Blackout

Sue and I don't have HBO, so don't tell us anything about the last season of The Sopranos. I mean it. I swear I will murder anyone who mentions ANYTHING about how the season ends. As it is, I'm going to have skip all TV next week so that something doesn't accidently ruin it for me (no Daily Show or Colbert Report??!?! Oh god!).

While I'm at it, tell us nothing about the following shows as well:

* Lost
* The L Word Seasons 4+
* Weeds Season 2+
* Entourage Season 3+

Random Cell Phone Pictures

Mike with his Penguins. We got lucky and happen to walk into the penguinarium just as he was caring for one.

Sue looking all innocent. Don't believe it!

Squishy picture at the spot Sue and I shared our first kiss. Ahhhhhhh...

The whole Simpson family (and me).

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

In Memorium

On Monday evening one of our transplant teams at U of M hospital crashed into Lake Michigan and 6 very talented, selfless men died. Everyone at U of M Hospital is saddened by the loss. I worked with one of the Doctors, Dr. Martinus "Martin" Spoor, cardiac surgeon and instructor, on a regular basis. He was a great guy and really cared for all of his patients. These men will be missed and it is a huge loss for the patients at the hospital...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tower Defense

WARNING: I wasted an hour today playing this game. Play at your own risk.

Best score so far: 572.