Pandora and Football

Dogs are for sure man's best friend, and Pandora is a solid second.

Right now I'm on the computer trying to write, and I've been introduced to songs I've never heard by bands I would have never given a chance to, and songs I love by bands I adore. They are as follows:

- Ode to LRC - by Band of Horses
- Freedom Hangs Like Heaven - by Iron and Wine
- Into the Woods - My Morning Jacket
- The World at Large - Modest Mouse
- The Way That He Sings - My Morning Jacket
- Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids
- Island on the Coast - Band of Horses
- Gagging Order - Radio Head
- Just Couldn't Tie Me Down - The Black Keys
- Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - White Stripes
- Spread Your Love - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I have created a list of the greatest Pandora stations in the world. These songs came from either my My Morning Jacket station or my Eagles of Death Metal station.

Here is a list of bands who's albums I will buy because of this experience:
- Band of Horses
- Cold War Kids
On a second note:

How can football be so important to some people. It's as if it's the only thing some people think about this time of year.........If what I just wrote in anyway made you mad, or think I'm stupid for asking......You're probably one of the people I'm talking about.

Jerry Jones spent 1.2 BILLION dollars on the new Cowboy's Stadium. ONE POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS....I cannot support that...AND if you're tuning in to the games every week, or buying those stupid flags to hang out your car window, you ARE supporting it.

What? "You didn't spend 1.2 billion." Stop fooling yourself.

This country has a SICK obsession with games. This country has a sick obsession with alot of things.

Go ahead, I dare you to compare the top of this post about my loving music with other's love of football...I'm not saying you can't enjoying something that's pointless, I am saying you/we can take pointless things way too far....and right now football is numero uno for alot of people I know.

What are we worshiping?
Oh yeah, and don't fool yourself into thinking that college football is any better because the kids aren't getting paid. I doubt that really, but even if their not paid, that's even worse. The schools are pimping out those kids and their abilities and making a bagillion dollars off of them. Sure they get a college education out of it for free, but so do the calculus wizards in the math department who show lots of promise...Those football players deserve something for the buckets of money they make the schools. I guess they are getting something, but compared to the calculus wizards the football players are getting screwed.


My Hypocracy Only Goes So Far

I hate when people text while they're driving.
Do I do it? Yes.

I hate it when people stop to talk in the middle of a busy esile or
Do I? Yes.

I hate seeing people be (what I consider) irresponsible with their
Me? Yep.

I dislike people who talk too loud on there phone.
Me? Nope.



I thought this was good.

So I read this on my friend Garret D.'s facebook. I thought I'd repost it.
I am a conservative.
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level
determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its
valuables thanks to the local police department.

And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.
I'm not sure I totally agree with the underlying meaning between the lines, but it is good food for thought.

High five!


Gilmore Girls

My wife loves Gilmore Girls. I, on the other hand, do not. For those of you who are lucky enough to not know what GG is, it's a TV show.

Now, I'm not going to pretend that I don't know the names of all the main characters, or the basic plot line through the 7 season series. Actually, it's my knowledge of GG that insures me that they just aren't my cup of tea.

The dialog is comprised of one run on sentence right after another as if they're speed talking. This technique is supposed to make the characters seem more whitty, and it's also supposed to make us believe the writers are really smart. There not fooling me.

The characters are idiots, but this argument is bogus simply because ALL characters on ALL TV shows are idiots. But Loreli and Rorie (or however you spell their unbelievably, predictably, ironic names) remind me more of robots programed to be idiots than cute innocent women struggling to find their "place in this world."

I understand completely why Tiff loves GG. It's simple, really. She escapes to Starshollow (the town the show's based in). It's a very simple town. Nice (looking) people, nice businesses, simple problems, strong women, predicable men, and a mother daughter duo that would make any body wish they were a teenage girl in high school with a super cool mom who owns a bed and breakfast.

But, Tiffany doesn't admire Rorie. In fact, I'd bet a hundred dollars that if Rorie died and got replaced by a llama named Tina, she'd still love the show. Tiffany adores, Loreli, the mother. She owns a quaint bed and breakfast. She strives for excellence in the simplest of endeavors. She is always, ALWAYS, is a great friend/mom to her friends/daughter. She is Tiffany.

I don't like watching the show, but I actually love the fact that Tiffany obsesses over it. If I could provide a life for Tiffany where she got to live in such a world, I would do it at all cost.