Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The only thing I love more than NASCAR is Jesus. . .and maybe my smokin' hot wife!

OK, so I'll admit, I'm not really a NASCAR fan.  I don't have a favorite driver, and I don't really ever watch it.  I have been known to drink a few beers while watching cars go around in circles, but that's about it.  This guy, though, loves him some NASCAR:

That's a pretty ferocious combo of loving Jesus, NASCAR, and your smokin' hot wife!  Buggity, buggity, buggity!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and. . .Amy Winehouse?

Anther lazy Sunday, tailor made for another lazy Sunday post:

Perhaps you've heard of the "27 Club" or the "Forever 27 Club?"  If you haven't, it's a way to refer to a number of legendary rock icons who all died at the age of 27.  When I think of legendary rock icons who died at the age of 27, I think of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain; fans of the Rolling Stones would insist that Brian Jones be included as well.

Now, with the news of Amy Winehouse's death at the age of 27, CBS News insists that she has joined the club.  I would heartily disagree with that, unless CBS doesn't care about whether the artist has made an indelible impression on the music world, but only that he or she died at the age of 27 - which would include all of these artists as well.  It would seem that I am apparently able to do that two-second internet research that someone at CBS found too difficult.  I'm sure Walter Cronkite would have gone that extra mile. 

Of course, sensationalism sells the news, and comparing Amy Winehouse's legacy to that of some of rock's greats simply by virtue of them dying at the same age is more sensational than speculating whether or not drugs played a role in her death and if she should have, in fact, gone to rehab (for those of you who may not be familiar with her discography, that's a reference to one of her songs that describes her refusal to go to rehab).

Don't get me wrong, her death is a tragedy, and my sympathy goes out to all of her friends and family and anyone whose life she touched.  But she's no Jim Morrison.

And if you had her in your death pool, you just hit a home run.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Do you need a fishing license to catch Osama bin Laden?

I was on my way to work this morning, and I heard this guy on the radio talking about how he was going to search the North Arabian Sea and find the body of Osama bin Laden.  Check out the bin Laden Sea Hunt.  Really - this guy, Bill Warren, who (according to the bio page on his website) splits his time between treasure hunting, singing, and "his historic home renovation business in St. Louis, Missouri," plans on finding the body of bin Laden, fishing it out of the ocean, and DNA testing it to prove whether we really got him.
This is the guy who will comb the oceans for the body.

I *said* they should have released the pictures!

On the radio, he was asked what happens after he finds the body and does all that.  He then informed the listening audience that "a Pakistani man with a Pakistani accent" has offered him $20 million if he finds the body so that it can receive a proper burial.  So if you've been trying to pick up a little bit of spare cash, it sounds like one hell of a moneymaking opportunity!  All you need is a john boat and a boatload of optimism!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The One Stop Shop for all your Billy Cooper photo needs

I originally went to post all of these on facebook, but then I remembered how huge of a pain in the keyster it always seems to be to post pictures there.  Then I realized, what a great opportunity to force traffic to my blog!  I'm also certain that should you wish to save a picture (and I just *know* you will!!!), it'll be simpler and have better resolution here too.  Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!