Monday, June 22, 2009

McLeod Signs with Avalanche for 3

When McLeod started to play with the Avs he caught my attention quickly and became Q's favorite skater. It makes me happy to hear that Avalanche have kept him aboard, and for that matter for three years. Amid the chaos that the Avs are causing with a coaching change [Sacco, Konowalchuk, and Deadmarsh], which I am in full support of. What will likely be a nice roster change, either due to the retirement plans of some or the horrible mistakes of not offering better contracts to others, and letting the rest go by the wayside, it will ultimately be a good thing.

The roughneck, soon-to-be labeled Enforcer, and a damn fine Forward will be around to develop into an even better skater. I don't think we'll see him wear a letter on the sweater, but I know he'll be around to be a solid skater for the Avs.

Unlike Chris Simon, who is mostly insane but a very nice brute and someone I liked for a number of years until he finally snapped, McLeod currently appears to be stable and normal and seems to be holding his own with the Avs LIKE the aforementioned insane-o. reports, "He [McLeod] was one of four NHL players with at least 15 goals and 150 PIM and became only the second player in Avalanche history to reach both marks in a single year (Chris Simon, 1995-96). McLeod led Colorado with 194 hits and shared the club lead in game-winning goals with three." I know for a fact that they omitted the rest of the article, but I have provided the piece that ended up on the floor.

They go on to say, "McLeod is known to skate daily with Munpe Q and that he takes daily hip checks from Q. While McLeod takes the checks well, he's doing poorly at teaching the one-timers to Q. Q keeps falling on his ass while shooting the puck." McLeod commented, "Q is fantastic at playing hockey, but his shooting skills have no hope. I may have to slash him multiple times on our next session." According to inside sources, Q is a fan of the multiple slashing's, reports say he has an affinity to being beat by grown men.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cone of Silence

Screw your need for warp speeds, transporters and laser weapons.

We have a need for the Cone of Silence! For reals ya'll!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pickle Surprise Cont'd

From Wikipedia:

Tom Rubnitz was a video artist most often associated with the New York East Village drag queen scene of the late 1980s. His video tapes were mainly inspired by pop culture and Las Vegas style shows. A number of his works featured RuPaul and members of the B-52's. He also made the 1987 documentary Wigstock: The Movie about the annual drag queen festival.

Other works of Rubnitz' include "Strawberry Shortcut" and the infamous "Pickle Surprise".

Tom lived in New York City with his life-partner Curtis Irwin and their two persian cats. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992.

boingboing also has an article about it:  [clickety]

Friday, April 17, 2009


B, you almost got this in an email, but I couldn't be stingy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What? I Can't Understand You! My Brain Exploded!

The AlloSphere Research Facility

Visualizing, hearing and exploring complex multi-dimensional data provides insight that is essential for progress in a number of critical areas of science and engineering, where the amount and complexity of the data overwhelm traditional computing environments. The need for richer... [more]

Mahna Mahna

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yeah, call it what you will...

Yeah, I know it's blatant, transparent and down right suckin' up, but I can't seem to help it.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Look What I Found

I needed to replace this post with something happy and I couldn't help but share this.  I stumbled on this while listening to She and Him. It fits with the overall theme of the original post, but is just me wanting to share, nothing more.