Ryan Wins Oscar

Yep, you read it right, Ryan has won an Oscar.

By the way, a couple weeks ago, I mentioned about my debut at the local norebong busting out the Kriss Kross classic, "Jump" Well, now there is a group out there that are causing a potential disaster by encouraging the world to "Jump, Jump." If they have it their way, the earth will be knocked off the current orbit. For goodness sake, think of the children, then get ready to jump, jump.

So to bring this post full circle here are two questions for you to answer....
1. If you could win any award, which would you like to win? Oscar, Tony, Razzie, Grammy, Webby, CMA, Dove, Nobel or some other award?
2. Who would be the first three people you would thank?

Currently listening to: My Launchcast Station


Up Too Late

Man, I'm up way too late tonight. But I've got some random stuff for you to check out....
This criminal will at least get a bigger cell than his hiding spot. Speaking of crime, I'm assuming one person you don't want on the jury in your murder trail is the guy you killed.

Have you met Stan?

Who didn't watch The Wonder Years, and felt some jealosy towards Kevin because of his girlfriend, Winnie Cooper? Well, now you can have her help you with your math homework.

I like Big Books and I can not lie.

I took a little quiz and found out that:
Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?

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Good night all, and leave a comment on your way out.....

Currently listening to: 16 Horsepower -


You Can Do The Robot With FKK

What could happen when you give alcohol to a 34 year old soccer fan who lives with his parents? Let's just say, "You can't stop the boogaloo," or can you?

In other news about sports I've rarely watched, yet have attended live matches.... This is one cool tennis court.

Finally, sometimes my little bro cracks me up.

Currently listening to: Tremolo -

Wandering In The Woods

Today I decided to find some wilderness, as I've been in this concrete jungle for about a month now. So with my trusty map of Daejon, I headed off towards Gyejoksan Mountain.

Before I got there I came across this band:

Then I passed this offering left outside at a temple:

As I neared the mountain, I could see the pagoda on the top. I decided that I had to reach it, no matter how long it took. Well, after some wandering and getting lost in the woods, I finally found the peak.

The view of Daejon on a overcast day like today:

Now my legs are tired, and I'm going to kick back and enjoy the rest of my day off.

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First It Was Spongebob

A couple weeks I wrote about a gay alert was put out by some religious group on Spongebob Square Pants. Now, parents are to be warned about Shrek and his buddies. And the kicker is that they say nothing about those folks in Springfield.

Now luckily for me I have yet to see the second (and more evil and gayifying) movie in the series, so I have not been bombared by Shrek's secret gay bomb.

But Lou and Andrea, and the rest of their friends at the Traditional Family Values Coalition want to rid the world of all filth in the media, and for you to give them lots of money so they can watch all the films so you don't have to. And before you give to them, be sure to find out when their traditional family values come from. Was it the time when women were considered property? When slaves were common?

Now, I'm getting sick of christian(and I'm using the lower case on purpose)groups who go around telling us all the evil in the world. Where are the groups who are going around praising the good in things? Where are the people following the words of Philippians 4:7-9? I wonder what a better place if we, as Christians, promoted the films that had great moral values, encouraged the musicians that had lyrics that spoke about the wonders of life, and attended theater that caused people to think on the good of society?

And if we were really honest, about 95% of all movies and television does not match up 100% to the Bible. And a good amount of the 5%, just stink. But if you have a brain that works, know how to use some judgement and a can visit a few websites like Screen-It or RottenTomatoes, you can decide which shows and movies might be worth seeing.

Just tossing my two cents out there today.

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I'm Missing Europe

Tonight I was checking out a few of my favorite concert venues back in Europe, just to see who was playing. To my surprise, I discovered that I am missing Europe. Yea, they are going to be playing at the Z7 in March. They have a new album out, Start From the Dark,, and with it a world tour. Although in this case I would not have named the tour after the album, as the "Start From The Dark World Tour," sounds a little scary.

Also coming to Z7 this spring are Jefferson Starship, who are on their "Jefferson Starship Saves The World Tour." Good luck with that, especially when you play the Lima Square Art Fair, in Lima, Ohio in August.

Not to be out done, Styx will be also stopping by Basel. They will be promoting their soon to be released album, "Big Bang CD."

Oh, and some Irish band will be in Switzerland this summer. How I wish I could be there for that one.

Speaking of Irish bands, if anyone is reading this in the Greater Basel/Kandern area(and I know you are), I highly recommend heading up to the Isle Of Innisfree in Freiburg to see Klonakilty. I think I saw them there four or five times during the last couple years, and each time was better than the last. While you are there, pick me up a copy of their "Klonakilty Live" CD. The first one to get me a copy will receive a whole entry on this page about how great they are, and will be named my best friend for at least a week.

This concludes your concert wrap up for the Basel/Kandern area. Where would you like for me to report on next?

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On Freedom

A few days ago, I was chatting with a friend. I made the comment, "I think the terrorists don't hate us because of our freedom, they hate us because of what we do with that freedom." I then joked about how Americans spent thousands of dollars to put stupid inflatable snowmen on their front lawn, while people in their shadows went without proper food and shelter. Just because we have the freedom to decorate our homes like trailer trash, we don't have to use or abuse that freedom.

Then a few days later I got an email called the Prism ePistle, a service of the ESA. In it, the was the following expert from "Scandal Of The Evangelical Conscience: Why Are Christians Living Just Like The Rest Of The World?" :

Scandalous behavior is rapidly destroying American Christianity. By their daily activity, most "Christians" regularly commit treason. With their mouths they claim that Jesus is their Lord, but with their actions they demonstrate their allegiance to money, sex, and personal self-fulfillment.

The findings in numerous national polls conducted by highly respected pollsters like Gallup and Barna are simply shocking. "Gallup and Barna," laments evangelical theologian Michael Horton, "hand us survey after survey demonstrating that evangelical Christians are as likely to embrace lifestyles every bit as hedonistic, materialistic, self-centered, and sexually immoral as the world in general." Divorce is MORE common among "born-again" Christians than in the general American population. Only 6 percent of evangelicals tithe. White evangelicals are the MOST likely people to object to neighbors of another race. Josh McDowell has pointed out that the sexual promiscuity of evangelical youth is only a little less outrageous than that of their nonevangelical peers....

...Our first concern, of course, must be internal integrity, not external danger. What a tragedy for evangelicals to declare proudly that personal conversion and new birth in Christ are at the center of their faith and then to defy biblical moral standards by living almost as sinfully as their pagan neighbors.

If Christians do not live what they preach, the whole thing is a farce. "American Christianity has largely failed since the middle of the twentieth century," Barna concludes, "because Jesus' modern-day disciples do not act like Jesus." This scandalous behavior mocks Christ, undermines evangelism and destroys Christian credibility.

Read more on this,

I was reminded of the words from 1 Peter 2 and Galations 5.

Again, I think it is not so much the freedom, but what is done with the freedom. I for one, know I'm guilty of improper use of the freedoms I've been given.

Currently listening to: Bill Mallonee -


Happy Balentine's Day

Yes, it is time yet again for another Valentine's Day. I'd repost last years VD post, but I'm betting you are capable of clicking the link yourself.

This year I thought I would do a little checking to see how much I am saving. I did a little search tonight and found that if you buy flowers here you can drop anywhere from $42 to $227

Now, if I were dating a nerd I could expect to drop $30 for this heart warming mouse.

After viewing those prices,and not wanted to search for other items' costs, I'm glad I live by the words of Green Day"
"I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone...
...Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
'Til then I walk alone

And if you thought the monitary cost was a bit high, it least you don't pay a greater price this year. This is actually sad as this guy conviced 31 others to join a suicide pact. They say he was "a burly man who favored tie-dyed T-shirts and looked 'like a mountain man.'" I've got a friend who fits that discription.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I saw this sign in a Korean shop.

For me, I'll wait to get my Balentine's Day when it goes on sale.

Currently listening to: Bill Mallonee -


Stop the Ribbons Already

I've got news for you, a ribbon isn't going to do a whole lot to save the world. People have been putting ribbons on their cars and wearing them on their lapels for a while now, and really what good has it done. It is a freakin' decal that serves about as much good as the "My kid beat up your honor student" bumper sticker.

But this craze has gone too far. How do I know? Have you got your Tsunami Awareness pin?

Did you know there is even a color code for what ribbon is for what? For those too lazy to click the link here is a sample for you.

Red: AIDS, DUI, D.A.R.E., epidermolysis bullosa, and lymphoma.
Yellow: Missing children, bladder cancer, suicide, and spinal bifida.
Blue: Water quality, victim rights, education, dystonia, arthritis, and child abuse.
Light Blue: Prostate cancer, sexual assault, eating disorders, and irritable bowel. Don't forget the Tsunamis too.
Purple: Irritable bowel, alzheimers, animal abuse, and foster care.
Green: Workers safety, genocide in Sudan, eye injury, lyme disease, and mental retardation.

But what color ribbon is there for ribbon addiction? Leave me a comment telling me what color you would suggest for anything not on the list.

Currently listening to: Eisley -


Happy New Year

It is Lunar New Years Eve over here in Korea. So this is cool, as I get to have celebrate two New Years this year. But does that mean I have to make a whole new set of resolutions?

Just to be sure I'll add "not signing up for Eharmony" to my set of resolutions. Speaking of online dating, I wonder if this couple was using Eharmony? Were they also listening to this song on their Launchcast?

Finally to celebrate the beginning of the Year Of The Rooster, I give you a few cocky links:
1. Subservient Chicken - make him breakdance for a good laugh.
2. Ruby, don't take your meal to town.
3. When I grow up, I want to join this club.
4. How does a rooster sound to you?
5. Get all your questions answered.
6. The year of the Monkees is over.

Currently listening to: Snow Patrol -


Even Superman Fell

There is some sad news in the world of Superheros today.

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How To Find Me

I'm looking at statistics on how people in the month of January traveled from a search engine to my website. Besides the dangerously large number of people looking for girlfriend applications, there are people searching for other items. Here are my favorite phrases that brought them here....

1. Lead Apron Cleaning
2. Listen to rod stewart forever young listen to song lyrics with sound
3. Scooby Do Toilet Seat
4. Think twice before singing YMCA
5. How to sell your girlfriend
6. 'Mary Lou Retton' pyramid
7. Find out if you have warrants in Texas
8. Can Ryan watch the movie the Ryan goes to McDonald's and eat lunch

If you did come here looking for the answer to number seven, I've got a friend that might be able to help.

How did you get here?

Currently watching: Simon And Garfunkel -


Some Links

Hey, I got nothing today, so I'm going to give you a few links to some stories that have made me laugh, cry, or just wonder what has happened to this world.....

Two teens sued for giving out cookies. This is one neighbor I would not want.

North Korea is an Axis of Evil. Why you ask? Because they are allowing the combover to continue.

Even the Ninja Rebels can't keep their hair. I thought once you became a ninja, no one could tell you how to wear your hair.

Pope's attempted killer wants him to get better. Is it me, or do you think he just wants another shot at him?

We might not need Affleck and Willis after all. But if you are a Nerd it is not too soon to book your tickets to watch an asteroid go by.

Fat camp for pets. When cutting back on their food just doesn't work.

Finally, another reason why you should not live in a trailer.

Currently listening to: Green Day -


Music Quiz

If you are anything like me this game will suck more hours out of you life than anything else on the internet (besides this site). All you do is enter an artist, and then you are presented with 10 song clips that you need to correctly identify. I'm warning you, hours will pass without notice. Some of the ones I've done so far are:
Trout Fishing In America
Nickle Creek
Vigilantes Of Love
Johnny Cash

Dang, I'm addicted. If you want to propose a challenge, suggest an artist in the comments and what you scored, and I'll see how I do against you. (please no rap!)

Currently listening to: What's That Song