Friday, February 29, 2008

Kimmy Gibler

I am amazed sometimes by entries on Wikipedia. One that I came across recently (don't ask how) is for the fictitious character from Full House, Kimmy Gibler, played by none other than Andrea Barber.

Here is a sample from the page.

"However, it is D.J. who really loves her. The reason, whether it's because she can live on the edge a little by hanging around her, or because she gets to practice her leadership skills and guide her, is uncertain. It's probably more a desire to help Kimmy, though there is a little of the edge, too. For instance, it's revealed in a later episode that when they were thirteen, Kimmy and D.J. hitchhiked to Berkeley on Halloween. D.J. has also prevented Kimmy from getting way too wild, such as when Kimmy got drunk at a party and D.J. brought her home for the night ("Under the Influence")."

There is more information on Miss Gibler's page than there is on the wikipedia entry for the 22nd Vice President of the United States, Levi P. Morton. That is awesome and sad at the same time.


Phenomenal. That's the only word that can describe last night's episode of the best show ever. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 5 minutes of the show, not because of the time travel elements, but because of the conversation that took place between Desmond and Penny. That is why I love Lost.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Polk Voice

Every few days, in the wee hours of the morning a delivery guy drives by my house and drops off this piece of crap paper that I never ordered, nor do I want to receive. I am referring to "Polk Voice." It sits in my driveway and my wife and I run over it with the cars a few hundred times. I can imagine him in his 90' Tercel, laughing to himself. It's as if he's saying to me, "Here, buddy, you throw this away."

Is there a way that I can unsubscribe to this? I never subscribed in the first place.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Next Korean-American Idol

This kid is better than 90% of current recording artists. I may purchase a guitar for Luke today and begin his training so that he may be this good someday. Watch it till the end. He covers all the best parts.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Change, In Which We Can Believe

Obama's campaign slogan, as you are aware is:

Change We Can Believe In

I'm sure somewhere in Honolulu, HI an English teacher is cringing at that dangling participle preposition at the end of a sentence.

I think if you're running for president, your slogan should be something that your English teacher can be proud ...... of.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

McCain '08 - Like Hope, But Different

I'm sure everyone has seen the Yes We Can video. I offer to you the McCain version.

This election is shaping up to be the best one ever in my lifetime (which would only include the last 7 presidential elections, of which I can only remember 5 and only cared about 3).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Phire Phat Phil!

This guy writes for a Knoxville paper and wrote this article that points out why Phat Phil should be fired. I like that he says that "UT has surpassed Miami as the poster team for bad behavior in college football." I never thought that would happen.

I'm all psyched up for NASCAR season. I watch 3 or four races at the beginning and then lose interest, but this season, I'm shooting for at least 10 races. I may go to the Pepsi 400, I mean Coke-Zero 400 again. It's hard to stay excited for a season that lasts 10 months.

We bought a bed from a dude in N. Miami via Craigslist. I am officially 1 for 1 on my craigslist purchases.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Herbie Hancock

Every time I see a headline like this:

And the winner is...Herbie Hancock?

I think of this:

I couldn't find a video of that exact scene.

I love that movie!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q

I'm not one to usually gush about restaurants. In fact, most restaurants around Polk County, FL pretty much suck. Then I walked into Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q at their new location in Winter Haven, FL. Wow! I'll break my review into a few categories:


The outside of the building is quaint and neat. When you walk in, you aren't hit with that smoky barbecue burning smell like at some area restaurants. The inside of Cecil's is impeccably clean and bright. The floors have been mopped and there are not large puddles of bbq sauce for you to dodge. There are only three or four booths and a row of hightop seats that face the road. The only flaw I can find is that the seats in the booth are at a 90 degree angle to the seat backs. That's fine because it forces you to lean forward to enjoy more bbq goodness.

BBQ Goodness:

There's a dude at the end of the counter when you walk in that cuts your meat fresh and if you get a sandwich he runs the bun through a butter roller and toaster while he is cutting your meat. The pulled pork that I got was excellent. Not too fatty, but with a great flavor. The quality of the meat is unmatched by most everywhere that I've been. They also offer beef brisket, pork loin, ribs, chicken, kielbasa, hot links, ham, and turkey, of which I will be sampling in the near future.


This is, in my opinion what sets Cecil's apart from the rest of the pack. I've had good Q from a ton of different places, but to quote my buddy Josh, "Ya'll got any sides?" Cecil's answered yes in a big way. Think Thanksgiving, but without the annoying family members and dry turkey. All the sides are made fresh and steaming hot. Steak Fries, Au Gratin Potatoes, BBQ Beans, Hot Beans (with jalapeno peppers), green beans, black eyed peas, fried okra, collard greens (EXCELLENT), sweet potato souffle, cole slaw (sweet and good), potato salad, cukes & onions, corn pudding corn on the cob, and the most amazing of all - Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes. The Jalapeno mashed potatoes are like an excellent mashed potato with just an extra little kick. Holy Crap they were good. They don't need gravy to hide their imperfections, because they don't have any.


Sauce is a deal breaker for me at some Q joints. I like a sauce with some kick but I'm not a fan of mustard based sauces or too much vinegar. Cecil's has three types: Sweet, Mild & Hot. They don't muddy the waters with too many combinations. I didn't like the sweet too much (which is unusual, because that's the one I normally am drawn to.) The mild is fantastic. It has a little kick and a great flavor. The hot is just a kicked up version of the mild. Next time I think I'll mix the two and have the perfect sauce combination.

Final Analysis:

Cecil's (est. 1992) has an original location in Orlando and one other Orlando location other than the one in Winter Haven. They have won many awards and you can see their full menu on their website. If I were to assign stars, I would give them five stars. If it was out of six and not five, they would get six stars. What follows is a list of BBQ restaurants that Cecil's crushes:

Smokin' Jim's
Hog Heaven
and more that I can't think of right now

Go there, try the Q, try the Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes, try the mild sauce and tell me that you don't agree.

In Case You Need Help Picking a President

I found an interesting website today in my travels. Yes, I travel the web. It's like backpacking across Europe, but without the smelly French people. When you have 5 minutes or so, click on over to and take their poll.

You assign points to issues that you care about. You have 20 and only 20 points. You must use all 20, you can't use more than 20. Get it. Good. For instance, I don't care about Social Security. I assume that I will receive NO benefits from it and anything that is done to "fix" it will only benefit the people who are much older than me, and will probably raise my taxes. For me, Social Security is just another tax that I pay. So I assigned no points to that. I don't care about gun laws. I don't own a gun. It doesn't affect me. No points. So on and so forth and all like such as. I did assign points to Iraq and foreign policy, the economy, education, etc.

Bottom line, I am most similar to Ron Paul (I did cast a vote for him in the primary) but a close second was Obama. Those two would be a mega-ticket right there. Post your results in the comments.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Love That T-Bow

Saw this on Awful Announcing. I would rather watch this than any other sport that's on until football season comes back around. Why do baseball and NASCAR take up 9-10 months a year, but football only gets 4-5?

Extra points to anyone who catches the reference in this post's title.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Little Baby "Unknown"

This is what my wife came at me with today:


As in the crazy, insane asylum resident, chubby chaser from Lost, Libby.

Or the can of Pumpkin that has been in my mom's pantry since Pre-Thanksgiving 1996.

It's funny, but I think it may be growing on me.


I saw this video on Ragamuffin Soul.  There is a mathematical equation that relates to this video.  It's been several years since my last math class, so I'll put it into words.  I was always more of a word problem guy anyways:

The more views of this video by American's of voting age, the fewer votes Mike Huckabee will receive.

I don't think that was the intent, but this video is not helping him at all.

This video, however, makes me want to vote for Obama:

If you're not going to absolutely nail something, it's better to abstain from it alltogether.  This would, of course, exclude my writing on this blog.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oh My

Best. Superbowl. Ever.

Got to love the underdog!

I imagine that there are some '72 Dolphins that are quite happy with this result.  This keeps the NFL in check and normal.  I love the champagne toast every year.  I would hate to see that end.  I appreciate records being broken, but I like the ones that are unbreakable.

Go Tom Caughlin and Eli (2 years an SEC QB has won the Superbowl)