Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Linkage

I always find it amusing to monitor all of the run off traffic I get from Magazine Man's site when I get linked to from one of his posts. His brother linked me so I'm just using this post for shameless friend promotion.

Read this blog and this one, oh and this one too. This guy is a computer geek and this lady is the best and the same with this gal. Read this one too. It's a no brainer. This guy rocks. Check this out. Oh and this. Don't forget about her either. I hate this guy. This girl is getting married. This woman lives in a cave.

I think that about sums it up. Oh, wait. This guy can be a tool sometimes, but we'll link him anyway.

I think that's everyone. Forgive me if I forgot about you. I'll get you next round.

Alright i'm done.

"You look like you're going to a funeral. No, just Target."



The wait is finally over. Walk The Line came out on DVD today. I'm really excited because the collectors edition is rockin'! Check out these special features:


Collector's Edition special features:

  • Over 50 minutes of extra material
  • Three extended music videos
  • CMT tribute to Johnny Cash

Disc One: Audio commentary by co-writer director James Mangold - Ten deleted scenes with optional commentary by James Mangold Original theatrical trailer Disc Two: Extended musical sequences featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon: "Rock and Roll Ruby," "Jackson" and "Cocaine Blues" "Celebrating the Man in Black: The making of Walk the Line" including interviews with Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, John Melllencamp, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock and more! "Folsom Cash & the Comeback" featurette-an exciting look at Johnny's legendary concert at Folsom Prison! "Ring of the Fire: The Passion of Johnny & June" featurette celebrating Johnny's unbreakable bond with June Carter! Includes 5 exclusive Walk the Line postcards!

I'm super stoked about watching the CMT special. I heard about it when it was going on, but I never watch tv so I couldn't make it happen. I heard Bob Dylan is on there talking about Johnny. I just find it so interesting that Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan were friends. If you haven't checked out their recording together you should. The quality isn't that great, but it's two fucking legends so who gives a rip. The album is called "Nashville Skyline" and the song to check out is "Girl from the North Country". I think it's a fun recording because Johnny strained his voice to hit some high notes.

Since were on the subject of country music, Hank III came out with a new album this month as well. It's called "Straight to Hell". He picks up where his Grand Daddy left off. KFarmer, you better check his stuff out, you won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Hotical



Well, after a 56 hour work week, Johnny C. was a tired mofo, but I managed to attend a cocktail party with my lady last Friday night. She looked fine as hell and I looked like a tired old man. I had to post it though. She's too gorgeous not to show off.

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Do not go here.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Blink

My day has started out great already. My boss sent me a link to the blog of one of my favorite writers. If you have a brain and like to use it, you should check him out.

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Malcom Gladwell

He looks more like Bob Dylan than his own son.








Thursday, February 23, 2006

I've heard it all...

I dedicate this post to Alissa and her “Overheard at the Office” segments she does on her blog.

I didn’t over hear this at the office though. I was at JC Penney, in the men’s department.

“So how are things going with (ladies names)?”

“It’s going alright, but I’m having to wipe her butt now.”

“Why doesn’t she do it herself?”

“She says she can’t do it. She has to use an anal cream now as well.”

This was disgusting and hilarious at the same time. I would’ve appreciated that she lowered her voice when discussing the matter of wiping her aging relative’s ass except for the fact that I was literally standing 3 feet away from them.

I hope someone loves me enough when I’m old to wipe my ass. Then again, I don’t think I ever want to get to the point where I can’t wipe my own ass.

To the people who did wipe my ass for so many years, Thanks Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Skate or die!

Tony Hawk has nothing on this guy!

This is out of control!

Blowing smoke

Some have asked how the non-smoking lifestyle is going thus far.


Overall, I'd have to say it's going pretty good. I made a pros and cons list though.


Here they are:


Pros:

-I’m not wasting money on cigarettes.

-My clothes don’t smell like smoke.

-My chest doesn’t hurt anymore.

-My immune system is functioning properly.

-My throat isn’t constantly parched.

-I have to exercise to ease my anxiety now.

-My car doesn’t smell like smoke.

-I’m not going to get emphysema.

-Crazy ass dreams

-I’ll probably live longer.

Cons:

-I have to exercise to ease my anxiety now.

-I don’t have a reason to carry my ace of spades Zippo anymore.

-No more cool lighter tricks.

-Johnny Cash smoked.

-James Dean smoked.

-I don’t look as cool playing poker.

-I’ll probably live longer.


That about sums it up right there.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Thank God it's Monday!

Fuck yeah I have a case of the Mondays!

I actually like Mondays. I kind of anticipate them. I usually do all of my laundry on Sunday and get everything in order for the week on Sunday night. Monday morning rolls around and I am usually out of bed pretty early due to our company wide Monday Morning Meeting we have at work. I like the Monday Morning Meeting though. I like to view it as an amateur stand up comedy routine. All of the VP’s address the company about how every department is doing and they always bring the one-liners and sports analogies.

After the MMM (Monday Morning Meeting), I go to our department meeting. I actually like that meeting as well. I’m a fan of communication and being informed about what the hell is going on around me. I guess that’s why I never got into The Grateful Dead or acting like I’m a hippie or smoking dope.

By the time all of these meetings are over with it’s almost 10:30 AM and I have about an hour before lunch time. I usually spend the next our checking e-mails and getting ready for the day. After lunch I start my phone calls.

I call customers who have purchased a certain product and help them use the product and explain to them how to implement it into their business. Most of the time our clients love me, but today our clients are being bastards to me. I never have call reluctance because I don’t get offended, but it’s pretty bothersome when you call someone to help them utilize their $1000 training curriculum and they treat you like you’re a Nazi Concentration Camp Sgt. I never endorsed the Holocaust nor did I ever feel any empathy while destroying the Nazi’s in the Wolfenstein video game when I was a kid.


So therefore I pause to blog and stumble.


I think my ten minutes are up and so is my call reluctance.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Books,Bathrooms and all that is Unholy.

I have come to the conclusion that I currently cannot read at home. I’m too busy. I’ll buy a book and take it home and it just sits there waiting to be read. If I manage to drag it into work I’ll actually get into it a little bit, but then I’ll take it home again and it just sits. So from now on I’m just going to keep all of my books here at the office.

You might be wondering when I have time to read at work, but then again you might be wondering how I have time to blog at work.

The answer is:

I do all of this typing and reading from the bathroom. It was a good enough office for the Fonz. It’s a good enough office for Johnny C. I’m joking, well at least about the blogging from the bathroom. I do read in the bathroom. I know it may seem a bit weird to do that on the job, but it works for me.

My old boss and new boss, when he wasn’t my boss (that was complicated) use to make fun of me when I would come walking out of the bathroom with a book in hand. They would always start talking about a Seinfeld episode where George would read in the bathroom, but after he did, whatever book he was reading in there was pretty much deemed unholy and could not be borrowed.

I can understand how one might not want to borrow a bathroom book, but at the same time do we read the magazines that are in bathrooms? I know I do, so therefore I would borrow a bathroom book. I would lend out a bathroom book. I probably wouldn’t tell the person I was lending it to that I read portions of the book while I was relieving myself though.

Ok, I'll stop there.

Anyway, I got the new “How to do everything with your ipod and itunes” book for Valentines Day from my radical girlfriend! I’ve thumbed through it, but I haven’t really had an opportunity to sit down and really read up on any of the tips and tricks of the trade yet, but maybe today is the day.

I do need to make a visit to the Men’s room!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bringin' it back!!

As you could probably tell I have been blogging alot more lately.

How glorious.

I have settled in my new position and I know longer have to train or even tend to the new hire for my last position.

Life is good.

My boss told me that old Willie Wheaton said that he was going to blog for atleast ten minutes a day. Well, I'm going to attempt the same. I mean, if geek boy can do it, why can't I?

I'm not going to promise anything though, but I will try.

"Do or do not, there is no try."

I hope I don't piss Yoda off.


I love my new addiction. This is way better than smoking.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ch-ch-check it out!

I always like to post when I add new links.

So here's that post.

Evan's blog is radical. I should've linked to you a long time ago dude. Sorry about the laziness.

Anya rules too and she better keep blogging. I don't want any dead links on my site.

Alright.


Word.


Don't stop.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Stumble

If you don't have this, then you should get it.

Then after you get it. Check this out.

Once you get that.

Then you can see weird stuff like this and oh yeah, this too.

Enjoy!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Majority Rules

This is one of my favorite quotes from Bono:

“Religion has torn this country apart. I have no time for it, and I never felt a part of it. I am a Christian, but at times I feel very removed from Christianity. The Jesus Christ I believe in was the man who turned over the tables in the temple and threw the money changers out – substitute TV evangelists if you like. There is a radical side to Christianity that I am attracted to. And I think without a commitment to social justice, it is empty… When I see these racketeers, the snake-oil salesmen on these right-wing television stations, asking not for you $20 or your $50, but your $100 in the name of Jesus Christ, I just want to throw up.”

I have a love-hate relationship with the church. I love what the Church is supposed to be, I hate what it’s been turned into. Americanized Christianity makes me sick to my stomach. I find it humorous though because one aspect of my life is somewhat connected to an organization that is within the Christian bubble while the rest of my life is far removed from it.

I like being far removed though. As a person who wants to model the life of Christ why would I want to be in a Christian bubble that does not affect the outside world? Jesus didn’t do that. He hung out with tax collectors, fishermen and “worldly” people. When he did go the synagogue he was teaching and shooting down the Pharisees bull shit lies that they were using to oppress those around them.

It makes me sad to think of the perception that the rest of the world has of Jesus due to this fake, judgmental and self-serving Christian bubble. Now I know that everyone who is a Christian that is in this bubble isn’t necessarily this way. I know a lot of amazing Christian people who live in this realm, but my advice to them would be to reach out/step out/get out. How are we going to make the difference in others lives if we are only preaching to the choir?

The other conflict I have is that when the majority of these people decide to leave their bubble they act as though they are going to war. We all know why they do this though, it’s because everyone who doesn’t live in the bubble doesn’t love God or other people and they don’t know what the hell they’re on this earth for and they’re just on a “Highway to Hell”(I love AC/DC). It is blindness and confusion at its best.

I agree that the world is messed up and people are hurting and in need, but they’re all not going to hell in a hand basket. Everyone who hangs out at a bar isn’t blinded to truth and they don’t all lack morals. I’ve seen more lacking morals and more blindness in the church. Yes, the church folks are much better at hiding their “sins”, but it’s still there, hidden in that deep dark place. They try to hide it, but they know it’s lingering. They hope one day it doesn’t rear it’s ugly little head. The rest of the world though, they don’t care. Let it out. I think that’s why Jesus was so drawn to these people. They weren’t holding back and they weren’t hiding anything. They were honest about who they were. They still are today as well.

I have an idea for the bubble though. How about going somewhere that’s not church and building relationships based on things other than your faith in God? I think they’d be amazed by the type of relationships they could have with other people that don’t have the same one track mind that they do. I have learned so much from others who don’t have the same beliefs and values that I do. I cherish these relationships. It’s made me who I am today and it’s made me more effective in understanding how others think and displaying how I feel about my faith and other important aspects of my life.

As I read over this post I realize that I seem quite hostile towards the church. The truth is, I kind of am. How could so many people allow themselves to go astray and not stand up and speak out about the heresy that they allow themselves to be involved in every day? Listening to preachers asking for money for new carpet in the church or hearing them say that the disasters that take place in the world are punishment for sin doesn’t set off an alarm?

I do not, cannot not and will not understand it.

I may be a minority in my thoughts on the church, but at least I’m being honest.

I guess when it really comes down to it, the majority does rule.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I-Props.

Check it out!

I've updated some of my links. Hopefully, Blogger will allow them to update here in a bit.

Here's the who's who of new people:

Inverted Crescent - She use to be Notes from the Cave, but made a change. So here's her updated link. She's a rad lady and if you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should.

Darn That Dream - This is a friend of mine that lives in here in Atlanta. He's stated a dream blog so that he can log all of the crazy shit his brain encodes to him in the night. He's probably the next Nostradamus.

Vivid Wisdom
- This is a friend of mine I work with. He has some really radical art work that he has decided to showcase on Blogger. Take Advantage of this opportunity and check out his work. It's awesome!

That's all for now. Make sure you check these blogs out. They have some cool stuff going on.

Oh and by the way, check out Kevin's Oprah Post. It's glorious!

Friday, February 03, 2006

"I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?"

I think Ferris Bueller said it best, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

That’s how’s I’ve felt these last few months. I can’t complain though. It’s been an incredible few months. My life is very different now, but it’s for the best.

I haven’t been blogging much lately due to the fact that I got a promotion at work and had to train my successor and a new hire in my new position. Two jobs at the same time makes for a busy day. Not to mention I still run poker games a couple of nights a week. Don’t confuse my explanation for complaining though. For the most part I’ve loved every minute of it.

My new position basically consists of customer relations. Our clients purchase training materials/curriculum from our company and I guide our customers though the program. Answering any questions they may have and directing them to applications that might add the most value to them.

I was made for this job. I get to talk to clients all day long, but I never have to sell anything to them. How glorious! I think when the Lord was contemplating the creation of the Universe the thought of me doing this job crossed his mind.

In reference to blogging though, I’ve been having some posts cross my mind, but have hardly had the time to put them down on paper or Word.

So hopefully you’ll be seeing some of those posts soon since my life is starting to slow down a bit and get into a nice groove.