1.31.2009

1.30.2009

wordle

Wordle: BJ Happy HOur

1.29.2009

Zombie Attack!

Best news of the day! I swear the video and side information makes it all worth while.

http://ping.fm/LFZMj

1.27.2009

4 songs I seem to get lost in

When these songs play I get lost into them . They seem to bring back a certain period in my life, an idea, feelings and places. It is hard to explain how a few songs connect with you but these do in weird ways that I can never figure out. Some are even guilty pleasure-ish songs that one shouldn’t like. I will try and explain things for them so you, the reader, can understand.

1. Dashboard – Modest Mouse
Something about the groove of the song that gets me going. There is this hopefulness surrounding the song. Modest Mouse are a band that I have to be in the mood for but when this song comes on I get slightly excited. It is almost as if no matter what happens, things are good. Plus it is weird enough to be exciting without off putting.

2. Basketcase – Green Day
Ok this is just a throw back to my younger days. Growing up in the 1990’s I had the pleasure of being able to experience coming of age surrounding by the Alt. Rock and Punk revivals. Long before shitty emo-punk (not that at all) bands flooded the airwaves there was green day and the offspring. They were still punk and mainstream, yeah that changed after their big break albums but so did the clash. This song just wakes up a time when music was fresh and exciting for me.

3. Jesus, Etc. – Wilco
Never has a song about Jesus made me so happy. The slow steady violin intro with a subtle bass line leads the song in. The act of calling out for comfort to someone who needs it was powerful when I first heard it. The tall buildings shake line I heard just around Sept. 11. It connects with me that same way two other songs do from that period (Overcome by Live; New York, New York by Ryan Adams). There is this feeling of peace and joy but also sadness and pain that fills the space within the song.

4. London Calling – The Clash
Punk masters at their best, is this song. As I listen to it now the politics and edge of reason is in the song. Tension and the world show up in the song. I can feel the alienation and anti-government of the 70’s and 80’s flow into it. There is so much in the song that I don’t know and every time I hear it I hear more. I keep discovering all the depth in one punk song. The anti-nuclear movement exists in the song and fear of the future keeps me going back. It feels fresh now as it probably did for the listeners when it was released. I love punk that isn’t simple.

1.25.2009

wow, racist

fatbuster goes to work.

Go Christian Go! You will lose those pounds!

Sorry Everyone! but not Christian

stripper fail

baby fail

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Uf Dem Anger: Chramer, Gip Die Varwe Mir

out of my lack of ability to write anything I stole this from a writer  

INSTRUCTIONS
-Put your music player on shuffle.
-skip to the next random song to get your answer for each question...
-Write it down, even if it sounds silly (no cheating!)

1. How would you describe your personality?
"Bend In The Road" Calexico

2. What is your best quality?
"Blue Ridge Mountains" Fleet Foxes

3. What do you look for in a lover?
"Shiny" The Decemberists

4. What is your life's motto?
"Tame" Pixies

5. What do you think about all the time?
"The Waitress" Atmosphere

6. What do other people think of you?
"The Island: Come & See/The Landlord’s Daughter/You’ll Not Feel The Drowning" The Decemberists

7. What do you like to do when no one else is around?
"Joke About Jamica" The Hold Steady

8. What is your favorite hobby/interest?
"I'm So Free" Lou Reed

9. What is your biggest secret?
"Debaser" Pixies

10. What is your life story?
"From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)" The Decemberists

11. How will you die?
"Levitate Me" Pixies

12. What will they play at your funeral?
"Beat (Health, Life, and Fired)" Thao and The Get Down Stay Downs

13. What is the one thing you regret?
"Hold On To Yourself" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

14. If you could go back in time, what would you change?
"Whoop That Trick" DJay (From Hustle and Flor)

15. What makes you laugh?
"Caitlin's Theme" Angel Badalementi

16. What makes you cry?
"Feet Asleep" Thao and The Get Down Stay Downs

17. What scares you the most?
"Perfect Day" Lou Reed

18. What's the worst thing that could happen?
"Shores of California" The Dresden Dolls

19. What is the meaning of life?
"Atrocities" Antony & The Johnsons

20. What title will you give this post?
"Uf Dem Anger: Chramer, Gip Die Varwe Mir" Carl Orff from Carmina Burana

"All of which goes to prove two things:

* Your iTunes shuffle is at least as accurate as the average tarot deck.
* "Random shuffle" isn't as random as we'd like to think.
"

1.24.2009

Time 2?

More apropriately when is it okay t ogive up on everyone?
is it realy okay to just disappear and start anew? How
does one really do that?

I feel we should be allowed that right with out people
having to understand but unfortunately that's not possible
cause ppl bitch and complain. then again is it ever ok to
just give up?

so J what do you mean give up on someone?

Well on this track i think ppl are giving up on me. so
hey who cares right. just cause you don't give a shit
doesn't mean i do too. i often wondered what it would be
like if i jsut started my life over soemwhere else. out
of contact with everyone. Just go missing.

why do i have to keep sitting here at work when no one
comes to print anything i mena really...Geez this sucks

Jeebus, where are you?
Jesus, give me the crowbar and the hubcap now!

- b

1.20.2009

Where I was..

I am really not sure how to do this. Where to start but here I go.

Today when Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office as #44 I was at my desk. I streamed the event on my computer through msnbc.com and I was red-lining drawings (writing changes on the sheets in red pen, think correcting). The project is a control building for a water treatment plant. I did everything in my power to hold in emotions of excitement and tears of joy. I asked on twitter "Where Am i?" because I couldn't believe what was happening.

The things that moved me the most were other people responding to it. Men who served in segregated troops in WWII and those who fought civli rights. Seeing them collapse in tears or unable to express things made me joyful for them. For me I grew seeing race as a difference but also wishing I knew more about african americans. There were very few in Northern Minnesota but New Orleans put me in contact with that history. I learned more about my country through seeing the opposite from which I grew up.

Now I will remember this day forever but its impact is lesser for me. I think my growing up with media feeding me the idea of equality helped. MTV, The Cosby Show, and professional sports helped me see the world. College helped me understand more. I know not the feeling of racism but the fight for equality is far from over.

The big thing for today is that not only do we have a leader how is smart, articulate (can pronounce nuclear), and who is motivated to put his nose to the grindstone. Mr. President I am here to further your vision and our country. I cannot really express the joy and hope I feel but I try. I write this with joy in my heart and bounce in my step. I am scared at how far this economy is going to fall and whatever fallout seems to be on the horizon.

Thank you America.
Thank you Mr. President.

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IMG_0325, originally uploaded by Super Bjorn.

The chairs for my table, for Michael.

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Condo_08, originally uploaded by Super Bjorn.

See Michael, these look great on my balcony.

1.18.2009

Jason Dottley Responds to Florida Family Assoc's David Caton's Sordid Lives Boycott Call

Best response to the haters ever.

Star Wars and stuff

I'll admit that Star Wars Ep.1-3 ruined the other 3 for me. That said this is good.


Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Best films of 2008

1. Wall-E
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Milk
4. The Reader
5. Let The Right One In
6. Frost/Nixon
7. The Dark Knight
8. Iron Man
9. Frozen River
10. Gran Torino
11. Slumdog Millionaire
12. Pineapple Express
13. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
14. Religulous
15. Doubt
16. Tropic Thunder
17. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
18. The Visitor
19. The Fall
20. Kung Fu Panda

1.17.2009

Tool - Parabola

Cool video and a song I really enjoy.

1.12.2009

lou reed heroin acoustic

Music of the moment for me is Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

1.10.2009

What About Gay Marriage? ;-)

Stolen from The Daily Purge's blog but still good either way.

for all the bears

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I thought of Taylor and Walt

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AYDS Commercial Fail

hehehehe

1.06.2009

4 Things I wish i owned...

1. PS3 - yeah it would be cool

2. XBox360 - same as above (i would need a second HDTV next to my current one)

3. iPhone on Verizon, the only way i would get it.

4. netbook - the asus or the hp would be cool for sitting on the couch and being online watching tv

i think i might be a nerd or at least geekish

1.03.2009

I may be done

I have been thinking about reducing my online presence. I have contemplated dropping twitter, blogging, and maybe even chats like aim, yahoo, and skype. I am not sure what is going on in my life right now and am beginning to think that the more I withdraw the better.

I have made no decisions but I am just thinking through things. I think the LJ will be the last to go and twitter would be the first. Even facebook, friendster and other social networks are looking at it. Probably some of the lesser used social networks will go.

Any thoughts?

1.02.2009

Sony Rolly - Harder, Better, Faster. Stronger

Really?

"oh, the japanese.....so much technology, so little use." - Mythbusters