October 10, 2008

The Weeklies #57

The Weekly Way To Prevent You From Embarrassing Yourself In Front Of The Internets When You're Hammered. Google Goggles. Because it's important to stop drunk emailing.

The Weekly Political Observation. John McCain's old. Yeah, I know. That's pretty obvious, like the Pope being Catholic or Tom Cruise being insane. But, watching the debate the other night, it became astonishingly evident how old McCain is. Either that or he's slowly mutating into a turtle.

The Weekly Read. This week, I read a book called Hooked by Matt Richtel. And was I, as the title stated, hooked? Not so much. Don't get me wrong. The book was very well written and, while there were a few this could never happen moments, the plot was compelling and theories interesting. But there wasn't much to differentiate it from a half dozen other books I've read over the past few years. Should you pick it up? Yeah, sure, if you want something fast and entertaining and you don't require that it's 100% original.

The Weekly Music. Want to hear some good road music? So did an ad agency out in California. They took a normal, everyday road and sliced and diced it so that drivers going about 55 mph would be treated to the William Tell Overture. Check it out. You think they can get my street to play Freebird?

The Weekly Good Cause. Movember. No, that wasn't a spelling mistake. Let me allow the press release to explain it. "Participants in Movember (known as Mo Bros) start the month clean shaven, and along the journey of growing and grooming get people to talk about health issues normally avoided, at the same time raising money for the cause. Since Movember’s inception in 2003, almost 200,000 Mo Bros have sported a Mo and more than $29 million has been raised globally for prostate cancer research, including $740,568 raised in the United States last year. Movember is the biggest international event supporting prostate cancer." Am I going to do it? Probably not because Beth would refuse to speak to me and I'd look like a lame 70's porn star. But if you know someone who's taking on the challenge, be sure to support them.

The Weekly Photograph. Aarghh! It's the dread pirate Miller. Beerghh.

The Weekly Schadenfreude. Everyone knows that McDonald's Happy Meals come with a free toy, right? Did you know that one of those pimps a convicted felon? Apparently one of the six electronic games offered up is "Michael Vick Football." Oops.

The Weekly Update On an Earlier Post. For those of you who dropped me a line commenting on the rumored forthcoming Guns N Roses album which shares a name with Wednesday's post, I'm happy to tell you that your 10 year wait (yes, ten years) might be over. Axl's Chinese Democracy will be released on November 23rd. That's a Sunday for those of you playing at home, not the standard Tuesday release. You'll only be able to pick it up at Best Buy.

The Weekly Hypothetical. You are given the power to stop time twice for one hour each time. What do you do during those two hours?

Posted by Chris at October 10, 2008 6:38 AM

Yay for the Movember cause! Started here in Australia thank you very much. So used to all my male friends looking particularly unattractive in November...shame cause it's the wedding/social season! I am so tired I can't think straight on the hypothetical...can I be let off? Special consideration for first comments apply...

Posted by: Beth at October 10, 2008 6:56 AM

I would spend one hour talking to my grandmother, and one to my daughter. (Both have passed, so I would have to travel back in time) But I sure would like one hour with each of them again. Just one.....

Posted by: Maribeth at October 10, 2008 7:14 AM

Two hours?
Time stopped?
If I told you, you would probably think a lot less of me, lets just say I'm human! :)

Posted by: Jeff A at October 10, 2008 8:00 AM

Movember a no go for Brandon. I will NOT allow him to go without his goatee. I adore the scruff! I just got done with his vacation beard last week. I didn't like that too much but apparently by the third week, he hated the beard more than I do. LOL.

And yarr, thar Pirate Miller be cutie wee wench! ;-D

Posted by: oakley at October 10, 2008 9:24 AM

I said the same thing about McCainand I was quickly corrected by my Dad: Be nice, his body was battered and broken in a POW camp.

Posted by: Steff at October 10, 2008 9:27 AM

New Guns n Roses! Woot!

Lessee...I can stop time...and do whatever I want. I assume I can be caught for whatever it is I do.

I dunno, it would probably be read a book or play a video game. Something I know I shouldn't be doing because there's so much else to do, but I want to do it really bad.

Posted by: Candy at October 10, 2008 9:27 AM


Posted by: Amy at October 10, 2008 10:14 AM

Happy Anniversary! 10/9 is my parents anniversary, too. Would have been 59 years but Dad died in April.

If I could stop time for an hour (or two), I'd probably just have a catch with my son. But if time stopped, how would I know when my hour was up?

Posted by: Jeff St Real at October 10, 2008 10:28 AM

Well in my hour I would rob a bank so I would never have to worry about money again...don't think less of me :) Oh and I would plan it ahead all CSI like so I wouldn't get caught...you didn't say if we could be caught or not but I'm assuming we could.

Posted by: Shannen at October 10, 2008 11:27 AM

McCain definitely old. Old and mean. He reminds me more and more of an angry Yosemite Sam -- I expect him to sya the phrase "flea bitten varmint" very soon.

Posted by: Nat at October 10, 2008 12:53 PM

G-n-r release date, heard it a millions times before

Posted by: Darren at October 10, 2008 1:03 PM

McCain is very turtely looking. I kept trying to figure out what it was and that hits it on the head.

Hmm, well last night when my husband and I and all three of our kids were hanging out on our bed chatting (well the baby was cooing) and there were no fights and no attitudes and no stinky diapers to change. I'd stop that time and just relive it for a bit.

ps. Very cute pirate.

Posted by: Issa at October 10, 2008 2:00 PM

My God Mia has gotten cute!

Posted by: Heather at October 10, 2008 2:51 PM

Arrghh! I be takin' a nap in those hours, matey. Avast!

Posted by: GreenCanary at October 10, 2008 3:46 PM

I live in Lancaster, and I drove down the road! Apparently there WERE only 3 in the world. And little old nothingtown Lancaster had one. We were all very proud, thankyouverymuch! But alas, stupid old grumpy people complained because the didn't want to be woken up in the middle of the night to dreams of the lone ranger (hello, so not a big deal!) so they took it out about 2 weeks ago. Lame. Anyway, yeah. It was ubercool.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 10, 2008 4:12 PM

I'm so curious about Chinese Democracy, I'll be buying it.

Since I can't think of anything non-illegal to do in those stopped hours of time, I'll save them for those moments when I could stop a crime or save a life. I figure I'll have one or two in my life.

Posted by: Brad at October 10, 2008 4:45 PM

you're funny, Cactus. my political observation of the week (as well as that of many others) was that after considerable research, Obama was a driving force behind the current housing/mortgage/economic crisis. Not surprised you missed that one, though.

Posted by: monique at October 10, 2008 7:01 PM

Am I the only one who travels back in time and stops things from happening? Dude. Cos I'm all about putting people who make bad decisions someplace where they can't finish the job. Or explaining to decent people why they should make another choice...

For only self-serving purposes? Two more hours to study for another bar exam.

Posted by: alektra at October 12, 2008 4:50 PM

Quelqu'un peut-il me dire comment obtenir les avatars peu à montrer dans ma section des commentaires? merci!

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