Category Archives: Funny

Flight of the Conchords DVD

there seems to be a lot of people looking for a Flight of the Conchords DVD… and they’re winding up on my blog. i suppose since i blogged about them way back when i saw their first HBO special and linked off some mp3’s from that special… and then later pointed out that HBO picked them up for a 12 episode series for Sunday night… Google has been sending searchers my way.

the only thing is i don’t really have anything referring to a FOTC DVD… well… now i do… thanks to i’m proud to pass you along to them… they can hopefully satisfy your Flight of the Conchords DVD fix >>

How to Beat A Speeding Ticket for $50

speeding is… fun… but dangerous… and when you get caught it’s expensive. seriously, i speed a lot more than most the people i know. thanks to good old mom and dad 🙂 whom i remember driving 90mph in DFW and on I20 all the time when i was a young’n. since those days it seems like the rest of the world just has no sense of urgency when getting from point a to point b… hehe. don’t worry i do slow down from time to time on a country drive, especially in the winding Texas hill country.

anyhow… my dad told me for years and years… when you get a speeding ticket, you just pay a lawyer some nominal fee and they’ll get the ticket dismissed. he always told me this after i had told him i just paid a ticket or had to take defensive driving… and before i got my next ticket (i’m forgetful obviously, cause i’ve had plenty-o-tickets).

so a month ago i got a speeding ticket while up in Hurst… headed out to a Mavericks game, which was much better than the thumping they took last night from the GS Warriors :(. the ticket was gonna cost me $248 for 10+ MPH over the speed limit… c’mon i didn’t feel like i was in danger or that i was endangering anyone else on the road. o yeah, in fact i had just passed some idiot who was actually backing up on the road… yeah this nuthead was in reverse! anyhow the copper topper saw me… not the real reckless driver.

anyhow… finally… i remembered to get a ‘traffic attorney’!! i saved big bucks 🙂 the legal fee was $50 flat, and i was already late to report on the ticket… but no worries there hadn’t been a warrant issued yet. even if there had been a warrant out… the legal fees would’ve still been much cheaper than paying the ticket.

so how does it work… my understanding is that the attorney calls up the courthouse and asks for “probation” the court says “sure”… then you just don’t get another ticket within the same county for 3 months and it will be dismissed.

so the moral to this story…. speeding is dangerous… but, with this new found knowledge it doesn’t have to be as expensive as it has been for however long you’ve been paying the tickets and taking defensive driving!


Emails from Hell, Volume I: The Wrath of William Wyndell

i gotta tell ya about this book that a guy i work with authored… its really funny stuff! its a categorized collection of prank emails. they make you feel like they’re bogus… as if there couldn’t be anyone that could possibly believe the correspondence is serious.. but dave, the author assures me that the emails are completely legit. its crazy the way the emails go back and forth… its truly twisted comedy… makes me want to start a prank message up just so i can experience such humor first hand. but for now i’ll stick to reading “Emails from Hell, Volume I: The Wrath of William Wyndell

if i would’ve known about this gem earlier i would have posted for all those looking for an inexpensive christmas gift that the prankster in all of us can enjoy. but hey, it’s still worth the few bucks so get it for late gift, upcoming birthday or just for the heck of it!!

Blue Man Group Tour

i finally saw the Blue Man Group here in Austin… now you gotta go check them out! i’ve wanted to check out their las vegas act for a while, but the last several times i’ve been i haven’t for one reason or the other… which reminds me… DON’T PAY TO SEE Le Reve at the WYNN… i got tickts for $45 each (usually $100) using a discount code… the seats were great… but the show was definitely not Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere quality (go see Mystere if you’re set on a Cirque du Soleil show). < < sorry for the rant... just trying to help you people save time and money. anyhow... go check out Blue Man Group... that is if you want some really rockin percussion heavy entertainment... mixed with some off-the-wall comedy. it's loud, it's colorful... it's a lot of fun! also, Tracy Bonham is touring with the group and picking up several of the vocal parts. she did a short opening act too... which was a very pleasant surprise. that girl can really play a violin... she jammed it out pretty good... my fave was when she cranked ac/dc's back in black (on violin of course, with some drums from the BMG guys). she played an interesting swing/country mix of Beyonces Crazy in Love... but the crowd fave was Mother Mother. all together a great show and with touring ticket prices appearing to be cheaper than vegas prices well worth checking out the touring act if you get a chance!

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here are some interesting facts:

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

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Amazing huh?

Finally: 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow 😀

A Beer Belly That Saves You Money on Beer

i discovered this little contraption… i think many of us have had this idea… you know, you go to a concert or ball game and end up paying like $8 a beer. if you’re a po’ boy like me your wallet is empty before the 3rd inning (or 2nd act). so if u want to save a few bucks and don’t mind adding more belly to your already visible beer belly (i’m betting you have one :P) then check out the Beer Belly >>

and for an equally interestig product that might come in handy during those games and concerts while chug-a-luggin your brewskis… the Stadium Pal >>


01:02:03 04/05/06

my network admin pointed out an interesting timestamp that will occur 3 seconds after 1:02 AM in the wee hours of April 5th. i guess it’s kinda like haleys comet for computer geeks… anyhow don’t lose any sleep over it, just thought i’d share.

Run Your Car Through A Wall

u ever have one of those days where you just feel like driving your car through a 3 foot tall rock wall at your nearby Lubys??? i don’t think that was the intentions of the woman who drove her car through such a wall… but maybe…

some friends at work happened to be driving by after the carnage and Ronny (a superb network admin) snapped a very clean pic with his camera phone as they were driving back to work from lunch.

so if you think you’re having a bad day today just remember not to make it any worse by placing your vehicle in ‘drive’ instead of ‘reverse’ and then PUNCHING the gas!

buckle up