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December 31, 2004

New Year's Eve 2004

Just a quick post to say Happy New Year to everyone that happens to be surfing the Net instead of partying like a rock star.

We're having some people over tonight; loud music, booze - the usual.

And to those that might be wondering, I will not be wringing my hands over the tsunami disaster as some would compel me to do.

It's a horrible event, lots of people died, but my curtailing my ingestion of alcohol tonight will not alleviate the suffering of those survivors..

Call me an asshole, but to me there are two distinct options when reacting to this:

  1. Worry and get an ulcer from caring too much about every little thing on the planet, or
  2. Get on with life and maybe try to cherish it just a little more considering that my apartment could be wiped out by a tidal wave here in La Jolla.
Hope everyone's New Year's Eve is a fun one. And for Allah's sake: DON'T DRINK & DRIVE!!

See you all in 2005.....unless a tsunami takes out Southern California.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:02 PM | Comments (2)
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December 29, 2004

Saddam's New Lawyer

Why am I not surprised?

Ramsey Clarke to defend Saddam

Ramsey ClarkFormer US attorney-general Ramsey Clark is to join Saddam Hussein's defence team, a spokesman for the ousted Iraqi president's lawyers says.

Ziad Khasawna said on Wednesday that Clark, who held the office of attorney-general under US president Lyndon Johnson, had "honoured and inspired" the legal team by agreeing to help defend Saddam.

The former top US justice official, who arrived on Tuesday in Jordan where the defence team is based, has become known as a left-wing lawyer and firm critic of US foreign policy since leaving office.

He visited Saddam in Baghdad in February 2003 just before the US-lead invasion and has also been involved with the defence of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, on trial for war crimes at a UN court in The Hague.

Clark said in the Jordanian capital Amman that his principle concern was protecting the former president's rights, who only saw a lawyer for the first time this month - a year after his capture.

"In international law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a confident, independent and impartial court, and there can be no fair trail without those qualities," he said.

I'm so glad to hear that Clark is looking out for the rights of people. Too bad he wasn't around to defend the rights of all those people found in the mass graves.

Yup, this sure gives a lot more credence to those barking moonbats over at International ANSWER.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:47 PM | Comments (6)
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Ohio Recount Finished - Bush Still Won

For those that thought there might be a slim chance that the Ohio recount would yield a different result for the November 2, 2004 election - get used to disappointment.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:04 AM | Comments (1)
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New Feature

Just playing around with the HTML that runs this blog....

....run your mouse over my photo on the left.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:09 AM | Comments (1)
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'Say What?' Redux

They say that when people come together during a crisis, it brings out the best of most people. Apparently, this isn't applicable to MSM reporters in Israel.

By way of FrontPage Magazine and HonestReporting.com:

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December 27, 2004

Poor House?

He's been absent for a while but although he's back, Allah is in the House is regressing back to Blogspot.

I've heard of people moving away from Blogspot, but going back to it?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:43 AM | Comments (0)
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I, Michelle's Robot

Michelle Malkin is giddy about having a slave robot that vacuums the floor:

Hooray! Roomba does the floor-cleaning no one else wants to do. And it won't sue you for back-pay when it breaks...
What next Michelle - dancing around the house while the blender mixes your smoothies??

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December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas 2004

I'm starting the 'final stretch' for Christmas - last minute shopping, wrapping a ton of presents, and getting the house 'clean' for our guests tomorrow.

So with that in mind, I hope that everyone who reads Mad Mikey's Blog has a wonderful Christmas, that you have a great day filled with fun, family, friends, and more fun, that Santa brings everyone what they asked for for Christmas, and that no one gets a lump of coal or a bag of onions.

I personally am looking forward to the great Christmas Dinner that my wife makes - turkey and ham and the works.

Ugggghhhghghghghghghghghhh - turkey and gravy.......[/Homer Simpson]

Merry Christmas to all!!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:42 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:42 PM | Comments (7)

"All We Want for Christmas"

By way of Citizen Smash:


Twas the night before Christmas, the house seemed so sad,
Early this year, this family lost “Dad.”
He’d been a soldier, in Afghanistan serving,
To help people live free, now thankful, deserving.

His wife and the kids have cried a river of tears,
They had known this could happen, through all of the years.
It’s a dangerous business, no place for wimps.
Some don’t come home, some others with limps.

As I slipped down the chimney, I really did dread…
That I’d fall straight apart in this house with war dead.
I crept from the hearth, wondering what would I see,
What my eyes would behold, in this land of the free.

The home was decorated, with the tree and some lights
The milk, plate of cookies, and some other tasty bites.
Next to this was a note, from the boys up in bed,
I picked the page up and here’s what it said.

"Dear Santa we know that you’re busy and need to be speedy
So we’ll keep it short, we don’t want to sound greedy.
You know already that our Daddy’s not here,
He went to heaven, that's perfectly clear.

Tonight as you travel across the cold Christmas skies.
We want you to help, take the tears from the eyes.
Of the other kids missing a Mom or a Dad.
Please help them to realize that it’s not so bad.

Our Dad died doing what was just, what was right.
His nation had called him, to head off to the fight.
To free the oppressed and protect us all here,
He went with a smile, a heart without fear.

One month ago, we had gotten the news
An airplane was missing, along with its crew.
Up in the mountains with weather so cold,
One of the missing, our daddy…a pilot, so bold.

Later we learned that God had called him that day
He needed a pilot, so tough and so brave.
We cried and we cried, the tears would not cease,
Daddy’s West Point friends wrote, “Mike…be thou at peace."

We need your help Santa, for our Mommy tonight,
She misses him so, they were so tight.
All we want for Christmas is for her to be happy,
Knowing Daddy still watches over us, a flier so scrappy."

Could I help these kids? I scratched my old head.
I snuck up the stairs and found Mom in bed.
Her eyes were still red, it was plain she’d been crying.
But a smile on her face, in her dreams she was flying.

Along with her pilot…her husband…her mate…
This lady was special, so obviously great.
My task wasn’t tough, really it ain’t.
After all, my name is Nicholas and I am a saint!

I straightened my suit, combed back my long hair…
Then as quiet as a mouse, I pulled up a chair.
I touched her calm face and closed tight my eyes…
My mind it was reeling, I started to cry.

Then inside my head, I heard a soft voice…

“Santa it’s Mike. Buck up, you don’t have a choice.
You know where I am…and I’ll tell you quite clear,
If I can’t have Christmas there…it’s not so bad being here.

I’m no longer with them, they know that it’s true,
That doesn’t mean I can’t see what they do.
When you pray for my wife and my kids Christmas night,
Let them know I’m on duty and I am alright.

My crew's here too and we’re flying tonight…
Take a look over your shoulder, make it your right!
You need to be careful. You need to “check six.”
That’s us behind you…Chief, give the lights a few flicks.”

Santa it’s time:
Your job here is through…
The night’s not half over,
you’ve still plenty to do.

No need to worry, you need to be quick.
They’re in great hands, Jeanette’s got the stick,
You prayed for them all and showed them the way,
A soldier still stands guard over them every day.”

I knew Mike was right,
it was getting late.
The world only half covered,
I just couldn’t wait.

I stopped by the rooms of each of his boys…
I had to be careful to avoid clothes and some toys.
Mike Jr., Thomas, and Ricky lay snug in their beds…
I gave this blessing to each as I touched their heads.

“Your daddy was special, fighting for peace.
May you boys be spared from combat when all conflicts have ceased.”

With that I took leave from this Hawaiian home,
Through the skies I’d be flying, though not alone.
I did look back a number of times, more than a few.
And yes, on the horizon was my escort crew.

Across the world tonight, I saw the same scenes,
Homes full of sorrow, homes full of need.
After you read this, give it some thought.
Can I be happy with just what I’ve got?

Dig deep into your pockets, you’ve got spare cash.
Drop it in the kettle; it’ll help tighten your sash.
It will make you feel good; it will make you feel right…
Merry Christmas to all, and to all….a good night!

In memory of LTC Mike McMahon (USMA Class of 1985), and his family.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:11 PM | Comments (1)

December 22, 2004

Twas' the Night Before Christmas

Something I came across this evening; it was so good - it gave me goosebumps reading it.

Read it, let it sink in, and pass it along.

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Bad To The Bone

Don't mess with Stevie, especially at work:

Fuckin' bitch is gonna rue the day she fucked with me AGAIN about this.
She likes Stevie Ray Vaughan, but posts like these make me think more of George Thorogood cause she's 'bad to the bone'.

She's definitely one lady you don't want to cheese off.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:30 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:30 PM | Comments (2)

December 20, 2004


Stuff to contemplate while sitting in traffic this afternoon:

  • If you take an Asian person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

  • If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?

  • When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

  • Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

  • If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

  • If 99 is Ninety Nine and 22 is Twenty two, why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

  • If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

  • Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't they be wearing night gowns?

  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

  • When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

  • Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with.

  • If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Philips Screwdriver?

  • Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a "whack"?

  • "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

  • Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?

  • Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you that a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
(Nicely glommed from Grouchy Old Cripple)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (5)

Yeah....So What?

By way of Miller's Time (new URL):

You are 29% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

I think this is a bit off cause there weren't any Monty Python quote questions.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:31 PM | Comments (1)

Here is What a Man Does for his Shipmates

Here is a hero that won't be featured in the news since he didn't call the media ahead of time.

By way of Rob at Left & Right and Powerline, Oliver North tells of one Marine's actions:

Rafael Peralta"It's stuff you hear about in boot camp, about World War II and Tarawa Marines who won the Medal of Honor," Lance Corporal Rob Rogers of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment told the Army Times. Corporal Rogers was describing the actions of his fellow Marine, Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Mexican immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps the day he received his green card.

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Operation Pity Pablo

Good stuffing this past weekend here in San Diego - Protest Warrior San Diego was there to counter - effectively counter - a 'Support Pablo' rally.

And as we found out later, Pablo surrendered to Naval authorities so it turned into a 'Free Pablo' rally.

Smash has the debrief of this op; the protestors were owned by Protest Warrior.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (3)

December 17, 2004

Uphappy Kitty

As part of the 'Cat Blogging Friday' continuim, here's an impression of one of my cats when I fail to answer their demand(s) for 9-Live Chicken & Tuna nummies:

Nice kitty....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:55 PM | Comments (1)

Rather Wins Accolade

Dan Rather is featured in the newest issue of Mad Magazine:


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So Many Uses for an Degree in English

Another reason why I'm pursuing a degree in engineering instead of some warm & fuzzy humanities degree:

English degree.jpg

Some possible career paths for someone with a degree in English:

  • Reasoning Lion Tamer (utilizes logic instead of traditional whip/chair tools)
  • Night-shift manager at Wendy's
  • Meter Maid
  • Greeter at CostCo
  • Rectal Thermometer Cleaning Technician at the Free Clinic
  • Elvis Impersonator at Viejas Casino
  • Crash Test Dummy
  • Police Sniper (must have specialized in Poe)
  • Chewing Gum Recycling Administrative Manager
  • Mid-level bureaucrat for the Lichtenstein Urban Planning section of the State Department
  • Public Restroom Toilet Seat Calibration Technician (again, must have specialized in Poe)
  • Guinea Pig Medical Technician (knowledgeable in the works of Grok, the first caveman writer in the Tertiary period very helpful for advancement)

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Wrong Action Code Pablo

Navy deserter Pablo Parades thinks he won't get hammered:

"I know other people are feeling the same way I am, and I'm hoping more people will stand up," he said. "They can't throw us all in jail."
Yeah they can and will Pablo.

As we used to say when I was in the Navy: Wrong Action Code numbnuts.

And you'll be real 'popular' with the other prisoners in the brig. Hope you enjoy the blanket party they throw for you.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:04 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:04 PM | Comments (3)

Saturn Loosing It


Saturn as seen from the Hubble Space TelescopeUSC -- A massive eruption of atomic oxygen from Saturn's outer rings, seen by Cassini's ultraviolet camera as the spacecraft neared its destination, may be an indication that the planet's wispy E ring is eroding so fast that it could disappear within 100 million years if not replenished.

And it's all Bush's fault for not signing the Kyoto Accords.

Damn those Republicans - damn them all to Hell!! [/Charlton Heston]

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December 15, 2004


Can't really think of anything major to blog about, so this will be an 'Odds-N-Ends' type post:

  • Final Exams were last week and they went 'fairly well'

    Two finals - Physics 9 The Solar System (aka Dumb-Dumb Physics) and ECE 101 - Signals & Systems - went well. Well....at least I didn't have an aneurysm in the middle of the exam.

    The one final exam that shreded my mind was ECE 102 - Active Circuit Design. It would seem that the professor for this class thinks that his is the only class that his students are taking and that we must use his website as our home page.

    I preparted for this exam and then botched it anyway. I wasn't feeling too swift about it until my study buddies took their 102 final a few days later (different section) and they too walked out feeling like they'd been molested.

  • Can't seem to get 'perky' about Christmas this year. It could be that I'm just too drained from this past quarter, but I'll probably get better when we put up the tree this week and I start doing Christmas shopping.

  • Once again, my theory that the stupid drivers of San Diego are alerted to my leaving the house is confirmed by how many times I sat on the horn while driving to an appointment yesterday.

  • Is it me or does it seem as though the 'wind was taken out of our sails' right after the November 2nd election? Ever since the election results were announced, I seem to be semi-blase about some things that only a month ago perked my attention.....

  • Cats with grey/dark coats don't stand out very well in the middle of the night when they sprawled in the hallway just outside the bathroom and it's dark.

    Consequently, cats also don't seem to understand sincerity when you explain that you didn't mean to step on their tails; they just give you an evil look.

  • Looking forward to the 'season premeires' of both Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis closely followed by the premeire of the new Battlestar Galactica series - all on the Sci Fi Channel.

  • Why couldn't being 'geeky' have been cool back when I was in high school instead of causing it to be an excuse for jocks to screw with you?

  • Just realized that by using Mozilla Firefox, I've been missing a lot of cool crap on the Sci Fi Channel website. Have to learn to allow pop-ups there....

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:53 PM | Comments (4)

December 13, 2004

Clue Needed in Aisle Four

This guy needs to get seriously bent:

Bush photo at farmers' market causes row

LANCASTER - A Democratic city councilman has demanded that a baker remove photos of President Bush from his stand in Lancaster's venerable farmers' market, saying the city needs a "healing period" following the bitterly contested presidential election.

City Council member Nelson Polite approached David Stoltzfus last month and asked him to remove the pictures. When Stoltzfus refused, Polite vowed to pursue a city ordinance that would ban all political items from public places in the city.

Polite said the photo offended city Democrats.

"I just feel that since it was a close election and the city's so divided, that we should have a healing period," Polite told the New Era of Lancaster.

After the New Era published a story about the flap earlier this month, conservative pundits from around the nation skewered Polite as being clueless about free speech.

Republican Mayor Charlie Smithgall said would-be tourists have told him they will skip Lancaster -- an old city in the heart of Amish country -- because of Polite's statements.

There is an ancient Chinese saying that goes: BOO-HOO.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:15 PM | Comments (8)

Spamming the Spammer

You know it's Christmas when your Inbox is crammed with spam.

I like to respond to spam by actually filling out BS information and making the spammer think they've got a customer.

For example, I got an offer to re-finance my house. So....I filled out the convenient form and told them I'd like to have a re-fi loan for about $100k on my (non-existant) condo in La Jolla.

I get a response this morning that there would be not one, but FOUR lenders contacting me soon. I responded (this time to a real e-mail address) that I didn't fill out any contact information [/innocent].

I get a response from the (I assume) owner of the lending company saying:

I have advertisers drive people to my web site, I will look up the person that delivered me your information and see what this is all about.

Here is what I received from my servers this morning. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Sometimes people just key in information from a phone book to play games with us.

I answered back:
Yeah, I know. I'm one of those people that send you bogus information.

How does it feel to be suckered? Hmmm??

If I was honestly looking for re-finance my condo - do you think I'd go with a company that resorts to SPAMMING??

So long sucker!!

I'm sure I'll get a response that says something like 'Oh, I'm very sorry for this happening....'

Yeah, right.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:00 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:00 PM | Comments (4)

'Economy in the Toilet'?

I'm no expert on economics, but wouldn't this be a sign of a expanding economy?

Fed Expected to Deliver Fifth Quarter-Point Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a fall in oil prices easing inflation concerns, the Federal Reserve is expected to continue its easy-does-it approach to raising interest rates, boosting a key rate by a moderate quarter-point at its final meeting of the year Tuesday.

Many analysts believe this pattern of gradual quarter-point rate increases will continue well into the new year. Solid economic growth and an absence of inflation pressures mean Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues can take their time in moving away from exceptionally low interest rates.

Now, I'm certain that there will be people who will split hairs (?) over the exact definition of 'economy' and of what specific numbers comprise the analysis that the Federal Reserve uses to determine when the economy is in need of economic retardation.

But what I have wondered about for the last year or so - especially during the election - was if the economy was in the 'crapper' (as was claimed by most Kerry supporters), then why would the Fed keep raising the interest rates?

Wouldn't raising the prime lending rate in a 'crappy economy' just make it worse?

It just doesn't make sense if one is to believe the *cough* claims made by John Kerry as to why he would have been better for America over President Bush.

Maybe some anti-Bush/pro-Kerry supporter could enlighten me as to this dichotomy.....

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He's Back!

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Chris Muir's on-line comic Day by Day is back!!

Good to see you again Chris!

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:47 AM | Comments (2)

Free Gift with a Price

Rob at Left & Right discovers that a 'free gift' comes with a price:

Oh, boy, do we have a bone to pick with CDBaby...

The Big Hair ordered 2 CDs of Renaissance music, one of them with Celtic Wedding music on it. Listening to it now, is nice, we likes it.

Have no problem with that.

It is the pile of shit that they sent as a "free gift," that I have a problem with.

A CD titled "Soapbox" with a dedication to Wesley Cook and Leonard Peltier. Actually, it is dedicated to Cook's nom de mierde, Mumia al Jamal, justly convicted and rightly sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman, 25-year old Daniel Faulkner.

Leonard Peltier was convicted of murdering FBI Special Agents Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota in 1975.

The dedication is also to "all of those who resist U$ imperialism" and features an upside-down American flag.

Whaddya think? Should we turn it into a Shrinky Dink and return it, postage due?

Whether we do or not, be forewarned of the propaganda CDBaby is attempting to push down your throat.

We'll never order from them again.

In order for Rob to not succumb to Satan's 'free gift', he should indeed turn it into a Shrinky Dink and return it.....postage due.

Save yourself Rob!!

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December 12, 2004

Blase Sunday

Since school is out and I (apparently) did not have a massive MI over final exams, it's time to tackle those pain-in-the-ass chores that have been waiting for the right time.

One of those tasks/chores is re-arranging the living room to accomedate the soon-to-be-bought Christmas tree. My wife grew up with live trees every year and cannot stand the thought of an artificial tree, so that's another task that will be tackeled on Tuesday: buying a tree.

The living room needs to be re-arranged cause the tree always takes up a lot of room and not to mention the present explosion that results from all the presents that end up under the tree.

Hopefully it'll get done with few problems and then it's time to sit down with the kid and teach her about electronics and how to make a Flux Capacitor.

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Idea Source

Found at Steve's Blithered Blog:

Glenn Reynolds Says:

"I get all my ideas from Hillary Duff."


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December 10, 2004

Life's Ironies

Here's one of life's ironies: all quarter long I haven't really had time to just kick back and do something that is not school-related. The irony is that now that I have a free Friday evening - I have nothing to do.

Can't even watch Star Trek: Enterprise cause it's a repeat.

UPDATE: As I was typing this, my wife called and suggested we go to a movie. So....we're going to see Christmas With the Kranks.

UPDATE NUMERO DOS: We didn't see Christmas With the Kranks after all - we grabbed a bite to eat at some neo-yuppie resturant called BJ's (spare me the jokes - I said them all) in La Jolla and instead went and rented Spider-Man 2 and Dodgeball. Both were good.

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December 09, 2004

Puking Animals

How to Annoy Me

Lick up the toothpaste I accidentally spill on the floor and then throw it up, thus causing the whole house to smell like cavity-protected, minty fresh dog puke.

Heather, believe me - I feel your pain. Nothing perks my day up like when my cats eat 9-Lives and power puke in front of the television.


Can't remember where I first heard of Heather's blog Dooce, but she's got a way of writing about kids and puke like it's nobody's business.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:32 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:32 PM | Comments (2)

Planning for the Future and it's all BAD

While I was preparing for final exams this week, I heard briefly about the San Diego sailor who refused to deploy with his ship.

Now that I have time on my hands (last final was yesterday morning - more about finals later), I read a little more about it.

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I've heard of 'die hard' fans of metal, but this is beyond resonable:

Five Killed, Two Hurt in Ohio Concert Shooting
Singer Patrick Lachman and Guitarist Dimebag Darrel Abbott of the band Damageplan perform at the Rock Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The band Damageplan had just started playing Wednesday night at the Alrosa Villa nightclub outside Columbus when a gunman walked on stage and shot top heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott five or six times at point-blank range.

The shooter then turned his weapon into the packed crowd, killing at least two fans who were at the club to see the Texas-based band, formed from the ashes of the legendary thrash-metal group Pantera (search), authorities and witnesses said.

A police officer walked on stage as the gunman held another man at gunpoint, killing the shooter before he could fire again. In all, five people lay dead and at least two others were wounded.

I've never really been much into Pantera but I knew people who absolutely loved them.

I can understand about being upset about a band breaking up, but to kill one of the people that founded the group is (pardon the pun) overkill.

I guess the reasoning behind why this guy decided to kill an awesome guitarist can only be reasonably understood by crazy people.

Rest in Peace - God will announce your next show. BTW Darrell - the Almighty digs heavy metal; if he didn't, he wouldn't have allowed it to be created.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:00 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:00 PM | Comments (6)

December 06, 2004

Attention Walmart Shoppers

Preparing to get reamed tomorrow - two finals back-to-back - but I laughed my butt off at this e-mail message from my sister-in-law in Virginia:

  1. Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they aren't looking.

  2. Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

  3. Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms.

  4. Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, "Code 3 in housewares" and see what happens.

  5. Go the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M & M's on layaway.

  6. Move a "CAUTION - WET FLOOR" sign to a carpeted area.

  7. Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.

  8. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"

  9. Look right into the security camera; use it as a mirror, and pick your nose.

  10. While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are.

  11. Dart around the store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.

  12. In the auto department, practice your "Madonna look" using different size funnels.

  13. Hide in a clothing rack and when people browse through, say "PICK ME!"

  14. When an announcement comes over the loud speaker, assume the fetal position and scream "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"

    (And last, but not least!)

  15. Go into a fitting room and shut the door and wait a while; and then yell very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"
Considering the way I'm feeling right now and knowing the sheer joy I'm going to experience this Christmas shopping season, I just might try a few of these and maybe I'll create a few of my own.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:27 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:27 PM | Comments (4)


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