Friday, August 1, 2014

Sites To See #383

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.



























 Link: [Monkeybox]



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Thursday, July 31, 2014

ATF: Manly Men

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



It’s Hard to be Humble
Mac Davis
Back a few months ago, I was headlinin’ at a great big nightclub, and he put me up a couple of days early.  I came in a couple of days early, and he put me up in what they called the star suite.  Now, here I am headlinin’ at one of the biggest nightclubs in the country, and I wake up at eight in the mornin’ in this star suite—all by myself.  Yeah, that’s what I said, “Aaah,” but I did what I have always done, man, to cheer myself up.  I picked up my guitar.  I sat down and wrote me a little song.  Now, this is what it feels to be alone at the top of the hill, and tryin’ to  figure out why.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way
I can't wait to look in the mirror
‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
But I'm doing the best that I can

I used to have a girlfriend
But she just couldn't compete
With all of these love-starved women
Who keep clamorin’ at my feet
Well I probably could find me another
But I guess they're all in awe of me
Who cares
I never get lonesome
‘Cause I treasure my own company

Oh
Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way
I can't wait to look in the mirror
‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
But I'm doing the best that I can

I guess you could say I'm a loner
A cowboy outlaw tough and proud
I could have lots of friends if I want to
But then I wouldn't stand out from the crowd
Some folks say that I'm egotistical
Hell I don't even know what that means
I guess it has something to do with the way
That I fill out my skin-tight blue jeans

Oh
Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way
I can't wait to look in the mirror
‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
But I'm doing the best that I can

We're doing the best that we can



Put Another Log on the Fire
Tompall Glaser
Put another log on the fire
Cook me up some bacon
And some beans
And go out to the car
And change the tire
Wash my socks
And sew my old blue jeans
Come on baby
You can fill my pipe
And then go fetch my slippers
And boil me up another pot of tea
Then put another log on the fire
Babe
And come and tell me why you're leavin’ me

Now don't I let you wash the car on Sunday
Don't I warn you when you're gettin’ fat
Ain't I gonna take you fishin' with me someday
Well a man can't love a woman more than that
Ain't I always nice to your kid sister
Don't I take her drivin’ every night
So sit here at my feet
‘Cause I like you when you're sweet
And you know it ain't feminine to fight

So
Put another log on the fire
Cook me up some bacon
And some beans
Go out to the car
And lift it up
And change the tire
Wash my socks
And sew my old blue jeans
Come on baby
You can fill my pipe
And then go fetch my slippers
And boil me up another pot of tea
Then put another log on the fire
Babe
And come and tell me why you're leavin’ me

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HoF Ads: No Dog Riding Allowed!

This weekly series will feature ads that I consider to be the very best (in one way or another).  Please do not hesitate to tell me about your favorite ads, and if you have some (good) taste, I just might add yours to the list.




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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July 2014

I would think that it would be needless to say, but considering the level of sophistication to many of my readers, it would probably be better to just go ahead and spell it out. Therefore, please be advised that this is one of a number of special edition Sites To See, and all included in it may have something that just might fit quite nicely under your Christmas tree (or stuffed in a stocking) a few very short months from now. As in a regular Sites To See, the link provided below is to a main site (with my preference being to actual blogs).  The images are linked to their particular page when applicable. Now, the images serve as an example of what they have to offer, and they are not necessarily meant as a recommendation. Although, they do represent something that I liked to at least a certain extent, but since my wife does not like me all that much most of the time (no, I have no idea why, either) I do not expect to see any of them with my name on it. Hopefully, it is better in your family, and I am quite sure that the artisans here would greatly appreciate your business. Besides, spending your money on things that are made and marketed by people not so unlike yourself strikes a blow against corporate greed and all of that other stuff, which is supposed to be a good thing—right?  Oh, and a new idea for this year is to think of things like e-books as being virtual stocking stuffers, which just might make you the coolest ever in the eyes of those you give them to!





 Link: [Thimbleanna]


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Come Monday...TNT's The Last Ship

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).


When we first saw advertisements for TNT’s new television series, [The Last Ship], my wife and I were not very enthusiastic.  For the show was about the crew of a lone US Navy destroyer trying to protect one of the last surviving scientists, who could find a cure for a global pandemic that had caused the death of over 90% of the world’s population in a matter of weeks.  In all fairness, there was no mention of zombies, but the premise seemed ripe for all sorts of ridiculous situations to us, and our quota for ridiculous situations was already well filled.

Oh, but curiosity got the best of me again.  So, I recorded an episode for us to check out, and before it was over, we were both hoping that the earlier episodes we had missed were still available on On-Demand.  Thankfully, those earlier episodes were still available, and now we wait in eager anticipation for a new one to air each Sunday night at 9 p.m. Central.

No, there have not been any ridiculous situations so far.  My great lack of knowledge about modern naval weaponary may be quite telling, though.  For I do find it somewhat hard to swallow that the ship’s 5-inch gun can be that accurate without laser-guidance.  I mean, in one episode, it landed a shell in the southwest corner of a warehouse from several miles away in order to distract the bad guys when just the movement of the ship in the waves would cause accuracy to vary by several feet from second to second over that distance.

Another thing that greatly bothers me about the ship’s 5-inch gun has nothing to do with the show itself.  For it has only one, and that is just the way our modern destoyers are designed.  Yeah, that single gun can do more than a battery of older designs, which saves space for other things.  That is, as long as that single gun is actually operational, and we all know that “stuff” happens.  Okay, the ship has several other weapon systems, but that is beside the point from my perspective.

Getting back to the show, another thing bothering me is that the ship does not have a [SEAL] team, nor any Marines on-board.  Although, it does have a US Navy Mountain Warfare team, which is actually a [US Marine] unit in real-life.

Speaking of SEAL tems, do you find it interesting that it is always SEAL Team Six being deployed to save the day?  Does this mean that all of the other SEAL teams ain’t all that or is SEAL Team Six just the designated unit for press releases?

Anyway, the pluses certainly outweight the minuses on our books.  Of course, we don’t know diddly about microbiology, which is another aspect to the show.  Nonetheless, the crew of the USS Nathan Lane sure appears to do the US Navy proud, and I highly recommend you giving the show a good look-see.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July 2014

I would think that it would be needless to say, but considering the level of sophistication to many of my readers, it would probably be better to just go ahead and spell it out. Therefore, please be advised that this is one of a number of special edition Sites To See, and all included in it may have something that just might fit quite nicely under your Christmas tree (or stuffed in a stocking) a few very short months from now. As in a regular Sites To See, the link provided below is to a main site (with my preference being to actual blogs).  The images are linked to their particular page when applicable. Now, the images serve as an example of what they have to offer, and they are not necessarily meant as a recommendation. Although, they do represent something that I liked to at least a certain extent, but since my wife does not like me all that much most of the time (no, I have no idea why, either) I do not expect to see any of them with my name on it. Hopefully, it is better in your family, and I am quite sure that the artisans here would greatly appreciate your business. Besides, spending your money on things that are made and marketed by people not so unlike yourself strikes a blow against corporate greed and all of that other stuff, which is supposed to be a good thing—right?  Oh, and a new idea for this year is to think of things like e-books as being virtual stocking stuffers, which just might make you the coolest ever in the eyes of those you give them to!



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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Morning Cartoons (+)

No, it is not that I am in the midst of experiencing a second or third childhood.  For it is arguable that I have never really grown up because of my march toward maturity being interrupted along the way by some episodes of arrested development.  So, instead of thinking that this series is meant as a wistful look back upon a simpler time, think of it as being a rather simplistic mind remaining in a moment for an extended period of time.  In any event, I hope you find it enjoyable.


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