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Pictures of the Weekend

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

As I sit writing a dissertation chapter, three pictures to share.

First, the best parrallel parking job I had ever seen was by my friend Brian in high school.  Matt, however, may have topped him.

Second, Alex helping with breakfast.

He’s just a treasure,


Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Downloadable Link if YouTube pulls video.

Poppycock, Funny Little People, and America’s Got Talent

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Not being productive at work apparently makes you productive. So this post will help you with that!

We all have those shows where it takes a little guts to bring up in conversation that you like it. But once it is brought up, you sometimes just love talking about it. The past two summers, I have become a fan of America’s Got Talent.  I really have no idea how I started watching. People from across the country come and audition for for semi-washed up celebrities. You get strange, great, and sometimes awful acts. However things are more in good fun it seems than trying to rip someone’s heart out. It is the near definition of mindless television, but my DVR has room for both NBC’s Meet the Press and America’s Got Talent.

The Wild Card show was this week where eliminated acts get another opportunity to make the semi-finals.  It was probably one of the best episodes of the season (especially the first half).  A nerd redeemed himself, a stand-up comic roasted a judge, and a minature Sharon Osborne came out of a Delorian.

Now obviously America’s Got Talent is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I am not much for the talented singers or dance groups, but stupid acts are great.  This year’s stupid act that gets me are some dancing elves: Those Funny Little People (Start Video at 1:40).

Last season, Prince Poppycock, an operatic singer was a favorite. This Patriotic singer made it to the finals (where he got eliminated for becoming a little too serious) (Start Video at 1:30).  

This year’s patriotic performance is from less flamboyent dancers (their first performance was actually better) (Start Video at 1:28).

There is a lot of talent on this show, but before I let you return to your work week. I have to share one juggler who sadly got voted off (Start Video at 1:48).

Now back to your work week.

State Leg Tid Bits

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Its been a while since a state leg tid bit, so here are two…

One, did you know legislators strategically use prisons in redistricting. I actually find this extraordinarily clever. See here for more.

Second, the Oregon State Legislature:

Do you think a Harry Reid-John Boehner rendition of Rebecca Black’s Friday would prevent the shutdown? It would be hard though to sneak in “gotta have my cereal” into the congressional record. The “laboratories of democracy” should get on this.

Graduate School

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I hope my graduate student friends find the humor in this. (Also, may be NSFW)

Young or Old Steve

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

If you are my Facebook friend, you have likely noticed that my picture is a fairly accurate South Park representation of me.

My friend AJ however discovered on an Australian email marketing web site a more grown up version of Steve…

You see.  I am older because I am wearing a tie.  Which do you think is a better representation of Mr. Rogers?

So what I do…

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Yeah…So if you don’t understand what I do…this explains a lot

Hat tip to Lee Drutman via The Monkey Cage.