Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Well Linkfilter it was fun while it lasted but I'm done here. It was one thing to have this place suck up most of my time, but for it to suck up all my time and leave me in a permenent bad mood in the bargain was just a bit much. I did and do have plenty of other things to do that dont aggravate me so I think I'll be getting back to that. I guess this is the part where I lash out and talk about what it was that got me here etc, but that would just be reliving the aggravation that has lead me here and I am tired of that so I won't Suffice it to say there are too many big fishes in this little pond and leave it at that. I've been part of various online communties over the years and this will be the first time I've ever walked away from one, it's a weird thing. This month marks one whole solid year without any tobacco products and I remember the stupid, irrational cravings and the mental conversations I had about why even taking one little drag would be a stupid thing to do and thats the weird part, this feels almost like that. Part of me says "Dont do it" and the other says "It will be much better for you if you do". I sapose it's possible I might return but I doubt it. Anyway have a good life.
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
There you go Linkfilter,,,,5 totally, inane, pointless, stupid, meaningless posts,,,,,,,,,dear god I hope I didnt MANAGE TO OFFEND [email protected]&(!*&(*!&*(@[email protected](!!!!!! I'm going to go watch TV now and melt my fucking brain.
Internet Emergency (Something amusing I just saw)
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Every year we grow more and more dependent on the Internet. But would you know what to do if your connection suddenly went down?  
No one knows when the Internet will fail. It could happen at any time, leaving you bereft of your e-mail, your sports scores, and your Blogs. Therefore, it's important that you and your family have a contingency plan for just such an emergency. If your connection to Cyberspace were to ever get severed, you should at least be prepared. We have included a few key points that should assist you if that were to happen.  
1. Panic!  
An excited, agitated state will give you that heightened sense of awareness and will increase your thought processes allowing you to come up with rational solutions. Panic is just nature's way of putting your body into over-drive. It's a defense mechanism that gives you an edge when dealing with potentially harmful situations, such as a severed arm or the loss of your Internet.  
2. Find A Telephone  
Do you have access to a telephone line? Early computers connected to the Internet using a dial-up device along with a hardware device known as a "modem." Since this technology is obsolete, it will be of no use to you. Instead, use your telephone to call your friends to see if their connection is also down, as you will have lost the ability to send an email or an instant message. You can also use a telephone to call 911, an emergency service that will first tell you to calm down, and then will send out specially-trained technicians to find the source of the Internet's failure.  
3. Use Your Back-Up Computer  
It's always good to have an emergency laptop handy, in case you need to harry over to a buddy's place where the Net is still up. If there is still no Internet at that location, at the very least you could connect to a small network or LAN (Less-than Adequate Network). Laptops can also be placed on tables at coffeeshops, while you sit around with a latte, nervously waiting for your connection to be restored.  
4. Install A Game  
In emergency situations, installing a single-player computer game can occupy your down-time. While it won't replace the adrenaline rush of intense networked multiplayer action provided by the Internet, a quick game of Sim City or Flight Simulator may distract you long enough for your connection to return.  
5. Perform Routine Maintenance  
While programs such as Norton Antivirus have removed most of the tedium of computer system maintenance, nothing could help pass the time faster than cleaning out your hard drive, emptying your cache, or organizing your celebrity fake porn collection. Take the time to stare at your screen while you perform a defragmentation. The time will literally fly while you barely notice your separation from the Internet.  
6. Turn On A Television Or Radio  
Televisions, strange boxes that sit in your parents' living rooms, were once used to provide entertainment, long before DVDs and Playstations were invented. Televisions have the capability of broadcasting streaming information similar to the content on multimedia websites. With a "remote control," a wireless device that is like a small one-handed keyboard, you may be able to surf a limited number of "channels," while you deal with the loss of your connection. Unfortunately, television is only a one-way media.  
In ancient times, radios were also used to entertain. A radio allowed you to listen to news, sports, and music, much the same way that you listen to live streaming audio on a Shoutcast server. Like the television, a radio will only have a limited selection of listening stations, and no video. Hopefully your separation from the Internet will be brief.  
7. Read  
People in pre-Internet times used to read "books" and "magazines", written materials once created in printable format to pass the time. Some e-books are still available on paper, and may offer a short-term solution until your power is back and your broadband is restored. If reading is not an option, as a last resort, you may wish to try doing "chores," or try your hand at cooking. While these activities cannot replace the Internet, they may be able to make the down-time a little more tolerable.  
8. Go Outside  
The idea of leaving your workstation may seem a little extreme, but you can perform errands that you normally get parents or spouses to do: grocery shopping, drycleaning, etc. Leaving your dorm room, basement, or above-garage apartment suite, may be risky, but again, the time may afford an effective distraction from your Internet woes. NOTE: Be careful to avoid the sun, because your pasty white skin will not be used to the exposure.  
9. Spend Time With Your Spouse  
Communicating with your wife or girlfriend may seem like a radical suggestion, but the time investment may offer long-term rewards. Spending any amount of time talking about your "relationship" may free up more Internet time for you later on, when your ADSL or Cable link to the World Wide Web has been restored. WARNING: These will probably be the longest hours of your life.  
10. Use Your Emergency AOL Disk  
If you find that your connection to the Internet is going to be longer than you can possibly stand, as a last resort, pull out an emergency AOL CD, the one with 910 free hours of connection to the AOL service. Take the CD in one hand...and slash it across your wrist! Suicide will probably be a better alternative than connecting to that service.  
Hopefully some of these Internet alternatives will be able to assist you during an offline crisis. Emergency radio broadcasts will likely advise you of the state of the Internet and be able to predict when your bandwidth will be restored, but remember to have an emergency plan in case your digital detachment is longer than you expect
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
So if these religious retards really belive this hurricane was God's wrath for Louisiana's sinfull ways,,,,,  
red hearts = brothels, places for legalized prostitution;  
Brothels are concentrated just outside Las Vegas and Reno and mostly along the major interstate highways.  
Except for the counties in which Las Vegas and Reno are located, some form of prostitution is legal in the rest of Nevada, the only state in the United States that has legalized prostitution.  
Then why for fucks sake is Nevada not a wall to wall disaster zone???
CNN Poll
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
George Going Down The Hole,,,
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Found a pic of that glass bridge they want to build at the Grand Canyon.  
What Would Jesus Do?
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Did they leave anyone out?
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Some asshole blew up our mailbox last night,,,at least they waited for The Simpsons to be over:)  
You can see the residue here  
Pretty powerfull blast, whole neighborhood came out. Would have defintly hurt someone if they had stumbled upon the scene,,,this is of course why when WE did it back in the day we went out to the desert,,,freaking amateurs!
Saw this in a comic one of the offspring picked up at the library,,,,
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Just in case anyone is unclear I present this:  
In reference to this link:91069
You may be a redneck,,,,If you
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
1. Walk into work a declare straight away that "The Dukes of Hazzard" is the best movie of the year.  
2. Actually manage to babble for 2 hours straight about how good it was.  
3. Get into an intricate a detailed analysis on how your certain that Jonnie Knoxville must have done his own stunts in the movie with another co-worker.  
3. Jessica Simpson is not only the hottest thing you've ever seen but turns out to be a fine actress.  
4. Best Movie EVER!!!  
Totally true story,,,,,EKKKKKK!  
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Look! I recreated Bud Tugly with pancakes, bacon, eggs and hashbrowns!:)  
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
This dude,,,,,  
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Is a freaking alien!
Some pics from my recent Denver road trip
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Sunset in Denver.  
My favorite fish at the Denver aquarium.  
Clouds is good:)
War of the Worlds
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Totally kicked ass, great flic, totally recomend it,,,not even Tom Cruise could fuck this up:)
Another Cool Cloud
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Northern New Mexico 3 years ago
Cool clouds near Evanston Wy
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Been looking for this,,,
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
jesus. we did NOT need to see those twice.  
Been looking for this,,,
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
I tried to post this once awhile back but it dissapeared. These are without a doubt the hariest, scariest man boobs you will ever see:)  
Saw it on Bartcop I think.
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Level: 24 - lf fiend  
Experience: 491995 XP (Next level at 498048 XP)  
I am dagerously close to level 25,,,,today Linkfilter,,,tommorow the world!!!!  
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Had a really interesting weekend. Nothing special just fun. We saw the Batman movie and it was QUITE cool. I could do a little minor nitpicking about Gotham looking a little to modern and the fact that I dont really care for the latest incarnation of the Batmobile but other then just a few niggly little points like that the movie is really solid. It's to bad they had to botch it 4 times to finally get it right:) (Thats not REALLY true I did like the second one quite a bit) They seemed like they were leaving it open for another one and if they go in the direction indicated it's basicly going to start the series over again, we'll see. Then we came home and I realized that on PBS they're getting back to their old routine. We have The Red Green show followed by Red Dwarf then The Black Adder comes on and heres the kicker: They put Fawlty Towers back on! If they crammed Mr.Bean into the line up that would be just about every BBC show I ever liked. Ok Red Green isnt BBC and they would have to throw in Monty Python to truly complete the list but I'll take what I can get! On top of all that the Jayhawks were on Austin City Limits,,,I sure am going to miss PBS:)
So is it just me,,,,
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Or has the vibe around here changed in some indefinable way? There seems to be a tension that was not present before which I know seems ironic seeing how theres been no shortage of venting. But somethings diffrent now and it's not just the change in strategy,,,
Saw this on Bartcop Totally funny!
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Subject: Dear Red States  
We're ticked off at the way you've treated California, and we've decided we're leaving.  
We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us.  
In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin,  
Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation,  
and especially to the people of the new country of New California.  
To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.  
We get stem cell research and the best beaches.  
We get Elliot Spitzer. You get Ken Lay.  
We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.  
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.  
We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.  
We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.  
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.  
Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's,  
we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.  
Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to  
want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals.  
They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care  
if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq,  
and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.  
With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water,  
more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent  
of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90 percent of all cheese,  
90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias  
and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.  
With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans  
(and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the  
tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all  
televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.  
We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.  
Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale,  
62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say  
that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you  
crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.  
By the way, we're taking the good pot, too.  
You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.  
Author Unknown in New California.
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
When you were young the world was round,,,  
your feet never hit the gound.  
It was all happening for you,,,  
all you imagined could come true.  
Back then the world was black and white,,,  
you knew exactly why you needed to fight.  
Justice was swift and assured,,,  
everyone got their just reward.  
Well we're older and wiser now,,,  
we've been taught the where's the when's the how's.  
But what you just noticed today,,,  
are all the various shades of gray.  
There is no wrong there is no right,,,  
only what you can accept.  
What can be rationalized,,,  
what you think you can live with.  
Are we really older and wiser now?  
Are we REALLY older and wiser now?  
Do we really now how,,,  
to see the world for what it is?  
Repeat and fade,,,,  
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
So 1 of 3 got a guitar for his birthday. He's been practing, practicing, practicing, he's really starting to catch on now, starting to become a bit fluid,,,,,,now I hear him up in his room playing my originals,,,well trying anyway but holy flurping schnit it weirds me out in some strange indefinable (But Good) way
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
So we went to see the new movie cuz,,,ya' know, we wanted to see it. The good news is that it wasnt as bad as I had started hearing it might be BUT yes they really mangled the story. Like any movie that finds it's origin in a book there were the parts that worked,parts that didnt and parts that just were'nt there. I liked the intro with the dolphins, I liked the new Trillian, I liked the New Aurther, I even liked the new Ford and Marvin,,,,I didnt really care for the new Zaphod. I didnt care for the way they "Cheated" on the whole 2 heads 3 arms thing,,,he was allright but I found him to be the weakest link:) I did love how they managed to throw in some tributes to the original show, they worked in the old theme music into one scene, the Vice President of the galaxy I'm pretty certain is the old Trillian and I'm positive that the New Slartibartfast is the old Ford Prefect. The old Marvin makes a cameo as well. The Vogon's were amusing but they play a more central in the movie then they did in the book. The way the improbability drive was hilarious but for some reason the infamous "Whale" scene didnt pack quite the punch that the TV show got out of it. By midway in the movie they had really drifted off the mark but the gist of it was there. I'll give 3 stars out of 5 and it made my 2 youngest pick up the books and start reading (Yes we own them and my oldest actually read them when he was 8 or 9) so I call that a win and yes they left it totally open for the resturaunt at the end of galaxy so there's more coming.
Posted by dwharbin 13 years ago
Was a really good day! I passed the CSE test at work so very soon my world is going to change for the better. After 3 attempts I finally won the amp on e-bay that I want (Fender Frontman 25R) I posted my 100oth link and if trends continue,,,I'll probably get laid tonight!!!! Life is good:)
Blazign Saddles Redux
Posted by dwharbin 14 years ago
FYI,,,,my kids now officially refer to it as "The Racist Movie" I've been banned from picking movies for a month,,,ingrates! I'm the one who turned them on to the Holy Grail:)