Saturday, September 8, 2012

Some Shots from Our Trip to Galveston Last Week (OC)

The beginning of a Galveston sunset..

It was just a little 2-night get-away to Galveston. We only went to the beach once - for about 20 minutes, but we do that all the time, and there are better beaches in Texas. We spent almost a whole day at Moody Gardens, and that was better than I expected it would be - especially for $47 each. The pictures aren't spectacular, but nor was the vacation. It was more about getting away for a few days, relaxing, and seeing some stuff we hadn't seen before.

I wouldn't recommend eating at the Rainforest Cafe. The food was overpriced, and not very good. Don't make the mistake of going to a new place, and trying one of your favorite dishes from one of your favorite frequent eateries - and I should've known - you'll be sorely disappointed. I had the fish tacos. (I love Los Cucos's fish tacos, so that was my big mistake.) Tortuga Mexican Kitchen, however, was VERY good.

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All these are mine..

Korean Drummer Stealing the Show

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Forward to the 1:00-mark, or so, if you just want to skip straight to the good stuff..

Higher Power

Via / Source: C. Burke (with permission)

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Scheme?

Source: John Cassidy, The New Yorker / Via - (NSFW)

Oddly, I can't find the image on the source page.. perhaps it was deleted.

Honest Logos for NFL Teams

Click the image to see the rest!

Via / Source: Grantland

50 Years of Fantasy Football

~An ESPN Video

Andy Mousalimas celebrated an anniversary more monumental than a wedding or a birthday. It was the 50th anniversary of his first fantasy football draft.

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He's mentioned in Wikipedia's "American Fantasy Football" article in the history section. I think we all have to thank this man and his buddies.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Great Start, Cowboyz!


A Transcend Double Shot

Carved In Stone

Reign Over Me

Videos Source

Here is their website, and their Facebook page..

I like this new progressive hard rock/metal band. Dare I say they're very Dream theater -ish, but with slightly better vocals. I'm sorry for always trashing on James LaBrie, but hey.. it is what it is. His vocal chords are not aging well. Also the vocals are mixed a little bit too loud over everything else. Otherwise, this band is tremendous!

Beautiful Glen Canyon, UT/AZ

Source: National Geographic / Via - (NSFW)

Google Maps..
More cool pictures..

Here's a Glue Stick

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Wicked Skull-Smoke Gif

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

London, 1949

Via / Source: Chalmers Butterfield                                                             Enlarge it!

Here's a Judas Priest Set

Today I learned that the first song on the first released Judas Priest Album is "One For The Road".

The Ripper - Sad Wings of Destiny, (1976)


Diamonds & Rust - Sin After Sin, (1977)

A Joan Baez cover. Here is hers..

Better By You, Better Than Me - Stained Class, (1977)

This is the song that brought Judas Priest to court - The James Vance vs. JP court case regarding alleged subliminal messages resulting in two teens' attempted suicide, and the death of Ray Belknap. The plaintiffs lost the case. James Vance died three years later of an intentional overdose of pain meds. (Source)

Beyond The Realms Of Death - Stained Class, (1977)

Truly the band's masterpiece without any doubt, this is. Rather odd that those teens were so perplexed by the last song, and its silly "Do it" sounds, but this one is so much more touching, and powerful. A very underrated rock song.

1980's British Steel was regarded as Judas Priest's masterpiece album, but I disagree. It contained the hits Living After Midnight, Breaking The Law, and United. It was rather "mainstream", and the result was SUPER publicity in the United States. No doubt it's great but they had already released some seriously good stuff by this time, and would go on to do so afterward.

This was followed by Heading Out To The Highway, and Hot Rockin' from 1981's Point of Entry - furthermore a breakthrough into the mainstream in the States and Worldwide.

But back to the good stuff.

The Hellion/Electric Eye - Screaming For Vengeance, (1982)


Screaming For Vengeance was the Platinum album which also contained You've Got Another Thing Comin'.

The Sentinel - Defenders Of The Faith, (1984)


Love Bites - Defenders Of The Faith, (1984)


Some Heads Are Gonna Roll - Defenders Of The Faith, (1984)


Then came Turbo, 1986, which spawned several more hits. The most popular of which was Turbo Lover. But the album's gem was Parental Guidance, in my opinion.

Ram It Down - Title track, (1988)


Backtracking a bit.. but for a reason. Last but not least is the hit that began it all for Judas Priest, (other than the controversial Rocka Rolla). Another masterpiece:

Victim Of Changes - Sad Wings of Destiny, (1976)


Once she was wonderful
Once she was fine
Once she was beautiful
Once she was mine.. she was mine

Obedience: Howard Zinn

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Monday, September 3, 2012

2 Hamsters - 1 Wheel

Hilarity ensues..

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Just a Handful of Anti-GOP Stuff I Found

Sources: Groobiecat FB, and Lefteousindignation FB / Via - (NSFW)

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Blue Lagoon, Ecuador

Via / Probable Source

This is a tiny island off the coast of Santiago Island in the Galapagos National Park Islands cluster - Near the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.

Google Maps location..

Galapagos Islands Wiki..

Better Names For Things

Via / Source: Pleated Jeans, and Pleated Jeans's Youtube Channel

And while we're at it...


A football is a leather egg.

Gasoline is car juice.

Showers are body washers.

Mailboxes are bill collectors.

...and I'll be back with more.

Thousand Island Lake, China


Also known as Qiandao Lake, here is its Wiki page..

Google Maps location..

More pictures..