March Madness

March Madness will soon be upon us. Who is your team?
I will be following Purdue, as they have a lot to prove.


Bait car

This is a show I came across the other day, and might just be my new favorite.
Bait Car.
The premise is, leave a high priced automobile unlocked, with the keys in the ignition and wait and see how long it takes before some crackhead jumps inside and starts driving. The camera crew rolls with Law enforcement as the make the pursuit, diasble the car and make their arrests! Some of the excuses these thieves have are hilarious.
Check out bait car on TruTv 8pm on mondays!


Noisy neighbors

For those of you who live in apartments/flats, how do you go about addressing a noisy neighbor? My culprit is directly above me, and probably was an extra on the movie 'stomp the yard'.
   Now, it wouldn't be as bad if the commotion occurred during the day, but it occurs at any hour of the day. Stomping, screaming, and crying. This girl has some issues, weird thing is I never hear a guy yelling. What are some good ways do deal with noisy neighbors?


Review-Tony Hawk Pro Skater-2 for iPhone

For those of you out there who own an iPhone or iTouch enjoyed the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series for console, this app is worth looking into.
THPS2 for iPhone features the same levels, play modes, special tricks, characters, and controls as the original. The only thing I find to be different is the soundtrack, (which if you could mod would be awesome).
The primary exclusions are the create-a-park and create-a-skater features.
A couple minutes on the game and I was sent back to those good ole days on the N64.
The controls take a little getting used to, trick combos get tough, especially without the tactile controls associated with real gaming controllers, but after a little adjusting its as if there's no difference at all.
The game, surprisingly taxes little on the battery supply, which is a plus. I find this app well worth the price and works great for curbing boredom or just killing a little extra time.

Price: 1.99 (originally $10)
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
Happy skating!!


Tim Donaghy-Pro sports are fixed

The name Tim Donaghy seems inconspicuous enough, but in certain sports circles, it unsheaths a veil over the face of professional sports. Mr. Donaghy was an NBA referee sentenced to 15 months in prison for placing bets on games, some of which he even officiated.
Donaghy's track record of picking winners of games didn't go unnoticed, he was approached by the mafia in 2007 to assist in fixing games.
In addition to the charges on himself, he claimed other NBA referees to fix games for the 'best interest of the league', raising ticket sales and TV coverage, Such as in the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Kings.

Which leads me to my question? are pro sports fixed?
An ex-girlfriend of mine's father told me a story of when he was a traveling preacher in western Oklahoma. It was January 1994, the day before the super bowl. He was speaking with an owner of a thrift store when a man in a black car and black suit pulled up, and walked in. The store owner handed the man a large bag and the man in the suit left. Upon leaving the store owner explained. The man was with the mafia, and then wrote two numbers on the back of the receipt and handed it to the preacher.
The numbers were 30 and 13
The Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills 30 to 13 the next day in the super bowl.



Who else thinks this movie will be pretty good? I am a decent enough Bradley Cooper fan, (and hey, DeNiro's in it too) but the premise of the film is what intrigues me.
A guy who's made a mess of his life turns a complete 180 with the help of a pill. It's not all too unrealistic and the thought of unleashing your own potential to gain extreme wealth is a pretty cool idea.
March 18th premier date!

Freeganism- For or against?

For my new post today I'd like to explore and hear some input on one of the more taboo lifestyles out there.

Could you live the anti-consumerist life? For freegans, finding sustenance doesn't involve swinging by the drive thru, dining at a restaurant, getting pizza delivered, or going to the grocery store....well, going to the grocery store *sort of*
As a freegan, you main means would be from foraging, sharing, and gardening. While these methods would save alot of this the only motivation for Freegans?
By foraging, think dumpster diving. Think of all the wasted food products day in and day out at your local grocer, some of it still perfectly good. As a freegan this would be your main grub hub.
Gardens are cool. If you're into veggies and it's a good time of year, go for it.
If you think the only reasons for such a taboo lifestyle are fiscal, you'd be wrong. It stems from much deeper motivations, such as environmentalism, anti consumerism, and non conformity.
I for could never subscribe to dumpster diving for my meals, however, I do think it's wasteful the ways that bakeries, restaurants, Starbucks,etc all dump their 'near expiration date goodies' the day before. If there's some people out there willing to take it off these bussiness' hands, more power to them.

I'd like to hear some thoughts!


First Post

Welcome to my blog. As for my first post, I really want to get the word out about a really fascinating TV channel I've come across.

This channel frequently shows programs depicting life "behind the scenes" and often presents unique first person accounts about drugs, immigration, poverty, inner city police beats, swat teams, domestic abuse, etc. How far behind the scenes do they go? Well, to give you a picture, two of their journalists were imprisoned by North Korea.

The station I'm speaking of is CurrentTV
While some of you haven't heard of this little network, I'll fill you in with a history. CurrentTV is the brainchild of ex-presidential candidate Al Gore and business mogul John Hyatt. It's available on most major satellite/cable carries and is soon to be the new home for Keith Olbermann.

CurrentTV offers a plethora of shows in it's lineup, but the one that caught my eye from the start (and still does) is Vanguard. Vanguard is a no holds-barred documentary series that shines a light on some of the darkest topics the world has to offer. From beginning to end the journalists unearth incredible stories from otherwise unheard voices. You can check out whole episodes on their website.

I highly recommend checking it out for an evening or two. Here's the channel guide for the major networks (as per the CurrentTv website)

DIRECTV Channel 358 (Nationwide)

DISH Network Channel 196 (Nationwide)

Comcast Digital Channel 107 (Most cities)

Channel 125 (Dallas & Seattle)

Time Warner Digital Channel 103 (New York City)

Channel 142 (Los Angeles)

Select 'Time Warner' below
for other cities

AT&T U-Verse Channel 189 (Nationwide)