The Way It Is

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Throwing out an idea (looking for comments)

I am thinking about constructing a website that will give fellow college students easy access to resources on campus. The university websites are so confusing and vast that students don't really realize all the opportunities on campus. Did you know that you can rent a library book from any library in the world for free? So, if you are looking for extra information on a subject and can't find the right one on campus (this does happen, I promise), then our library will search other libraries in the world, find your book and have it sent to Ann Arbor. That's just a small example among the very many. There are so many resources that students don't use that it's ridiculous. This website would provide explicit links to as many of these kind of sites as possible, while outlining the benefits (and costs, if applicable) to students. Wondering what people think of that.

Police CD

I remember when I heard about the Police getting back together. I was in the grocery store, and I randomly heard two shoppers chatting about it. Weird, I know, but I got really excited about it and called a couple of my friends. Well, not only did they get together, but they decided to release a new Police CD that contains all their hits (of which I don't really need to name because almost everyone has heard of the Police; if you haven't, then you need to get your head checked out). This CD also includes a really sweet poster with it. The poster is not your typical stupid poster that you get with a CD; it actually has something to it, and you might want to hang it on your wall. I tell you what, I can't wait to get tickets for their reunion tour (them and Genesis) and relive the old days. If anybody has any old Police stories they would like to share, I would definitely want to hear them. My favorite was when I was at their concert when I was little, and I was near the front row with my parents when Sting called me on stage to sing the chorus to Roxanne (I admit this is completely false, but I made my friends believe it; remember Adam Sandler and Stix in Big Daddy?). Anyways, they have a really sweet video so you should check this out:

Monday, June 25, 2007

Unsolved Mysteries

Whatever happened to this show? I know I enjoy watching Walker, Texas Ranger quite a bit, and I am a fan of the occasional Montreal Screwjob, but my mom recently made a comment about Unsolved Mysteries (specifically about Robert Stack) and I realized that this show didn't seem to be on anymore. Sure enough, I check TV Guide, and it has been moved back to Lifetime Real Women (wasn't the original Lifetime for women, who would undoubtedly be perceived as real?) at 11 P.M. on Monday through Friday, and the lucrative 4 through 6 AM slot on the weekends. I already went to Lifetime For Real Women's Q&A and filled out a postcard demanding a better time-slot for Unsolved Mysteries. You should do the same. Please, let us save this show, and almost as importantly, save Robert Stack's face on cable networks everywhere!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Cocaine is dead

My brother's buddy came back from a mid-day gas station trip today with a Cocaine energy drink. Yeah, the one that is stronger than 4 Red Bulls. I had always been interested in buying one, but after taking a sip, I am glad I saved my $2.49. It seriously burned all the way down to my stomach, and it felt as if it was tearing the seams of my stomach apart. Then I learned that Cocaine has stopped distribution. Honestly, I hate to sound super-conservative, but it's probably a good thing. A drink that claims to be "350% more effective than Red Bull" is probably not something that should be marketed to younger audiences. Yeah, you can claim that the drink itself contains no illegal substances in it or whatever, but the fact of the matter is that people can get hurt simply by drinking these. Hurt in a much different way than drinking too many beers and falling on your face. Don't be like the douchebag in this picture. Stick to Red Bull.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Online Calling Card

When I was in Mexico during high school, I had a really tough time trying to get a hold of my parents. I really wanted to tell them how much fun I was having, but was unable to find a way to do it. The pay-phones were incredibly expensive, and I really wished that I had an online calling card from Pingo. That way, I would not have any problems getting a hold of them. Not only did it help me finally reach them, but I was able to get $15 for each new customer I referred. Lucky for me, I had a lot of friends who were trying to do the same thing, so I made over $100 simply by referring people to Pingo and their really awesome calling card. So, the next time you are far away and want to talk to your parents (or friends), go with Pingo and you will surely not be disappointed.

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Vince McMahon and the Montreal Screwjob

I used to be a huge wrestling fan back in the day....I would wait up all night (way past my young bed time) and watch Monday Night Raw and even Nitro. It would be an injustice to say that my favorite wrestler was not Bret Hart. Bret Hart, it would suffice to say, was the man. So in 1997 at Survivor Series against Shawn Michaels, Hart was the guy I was cheering my little heart for. And then it happened.....

The Montreal Screwjob was one of the most disHARTening events in sports history. It describes the despicable actions of one Vince McMahon (R.I.P.), who went outside of the kay-fabe box that envelopes the world of wrestling with its extreme fakeness to screw Bret Hart in real life. No, not in that way, in a much worse way: by taking the WWF title from Hart's hands in a double-crossing job that basically only Hart didn't know about.

The Montreal Screwjob changed the face of sports forever, specifically wrestling. It gave way to a whole new set of story-lines and basically increased the stakes of each wrestler's role within the WWF. It undoubtedly led to the creation of the NWO and the subsequent WWF/WCW war that engulfed wrestling for the next seven years. Bret Hart and Vince McMahon have not spoken since the fateful day. Damn you, Earl Hebner. Damn you.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Reading Tutors

The folks at Score! are my favorite advertisers from PayPerPost. Not only do they provide great Reading Tutors, but they also are willing to pay people with no page rank to promote their company, for which I am very grateful for. Score! has helped the younger ones in my family improve their reading and math levels, so you should take a look as well.

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More links for fun!

I really enjoy sharing some of the things I find on the internet. How about some more links for fun.

Dear Prudence lyrics. My favorite Beatles song.

National Geographic rules. I love it.

I am not a big Hillary Clinton fan at all. Sorry.

Maybe all of us should take this advice.

My favorite out of this set of questions: If Milli Vanilli fell in the woods, would anyone hear a sound? That's just plain funny.

More info on Milli Vanilli

Milli Vanilli music video.

I have never seen a bigger group of losers. Seriously

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Links for Fun

Did some more surfing today, and found some pretty cool stuff.

A picture that made me laugh

Wallpaper fodder. Everytime I write one of these types of post I find a new photo that I can put up as my wallpaper. Interesting.

If this is true, than this guy really needs to get a life.

I like funny quotes. These are mildly entertaining, if nothing else.

Something that might make you want to argue.

Being a huge Star Wars fan, I thought these were real.

Find your inner child.

I had fun today.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Online Coupons

I shop online a lot. Even more now that I have been getting some cash money from PayPerPost. I have learned how to use online coupons to the best ends. Considering I am in the market for a new laptop, I am utilizing some Dell Coupons to get something sent over to my house ASAP. Let's do it!

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Monday, June 11, 2007

USA Network's Burn Notice

Have you ever had those deep-down dreams of being a spy? I used to have those dreams all the time when I was younger, but I never had the pleasure of having any great James Bond Style toys around to play with. But now with the USA Network's Burn Notice on TV, I can relive those moments and wonder what and how I would do if I were a spy. I would definitely buy one of those Made-for-TV gadgets that lets you listen to others' conversation from far away. That would allow me to get the scoop on people and things that are going on. If my assets were frozen, I would move to the city and seduce a young banker woman into allowing me easy access into the funds of the bank. This amount of cash would give me ample opportunity to buy time, and even start a new bank account under a new name. I would then max all of the credit cards I apply for and get some high-tech gear. I would be set then.

Sopranos Apology

I want to apologize for last night's Sopranos series finale. I am not a big fan of the Sopranos, but when I have watched it I have stayed fairly entertained. Everyone else in my life seems to love it and watch it, and the literal anxiousness leading up to the final episode was so palpable you could cut it with dull objects. However, the reaction after the final episode topped the palpable-ness of the anxiousness of the lead-up to the episode. I heard it absolutely BLEW. However, most opinions still have it topping the incredibly disappointing Seinfeld finale. You know, the one where they end up in jail in the end. With two of the most popular shows in television history lacking the correct flavor for the audience, the question can only beg, how would you end a famous TV series like the Sopranos or Seinfeld? I think people take it for granted at how easy it would be to appease such a wide audience base.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Quilted Bedspreads

I will be moving into a new apartment in about a month, and am planning on getting myself quite a bit of stuff. One of the first things I am going to buy is quilted bedspreads. Good bedding is key because when you get a good night's sleep, you have a lot of energy to burn for the next day. Thanks, good bedding.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Night Vision Rifle Scope

Have you ever been lost in the woods at night and never found your way home until the morning? Me too. Well, the next time I get lost, I am going to be sure to bring my night vision rifle scope. This will give me the opportunity to shoot food and keep my stomach full while I wait for morning to come. If you order this night vision equipment, you will be sure to get free S&H also. What a deal. Go ahead and get lost now, you will become a hunter by night.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Boost up your PR with a Viralink

Check out this cool idea from our friend at There's a blog in my soup!

Below is a matrix of 120 stars, I have already added a link to my blog onto one of the stars, all you need to do is copy and paste the grid into your blog and add your own link to one of the other spare stars, and tell others to do the same!



New Addition: When I receive a ping back once you have added the Viralink to your site I will add your link to this grid, and each person who copies the grid from here will also link to your site!

Math Tutors

Math is a difficult subject. Having gone through college, I feel like I understand the difficulties of mathematics more than most people. Well, now that my nephew is growing up and starting to have the same struggles that I am, the folks down at Score! have wonderful Math Tutors that are salivating, waiting to help the kids. Go Score!, or go wrong.

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Looking for a new site to blog on? Check out Bloggerwave. They had some controversial reviews in the past, but everyone seems to be coming around now that they are receiving their payments. It's always good to jump on a wagon before everyone else does and maybe you can get more posts. Bloggerwave will do you well, so just hop on and start making some money!

Walker, Texas Ranger T-Shirt

You can only call it a good day when you get your Walker, Texas Ranger t-shirt in the mail. I have been waiting about a week and I finally got it; I even had it on speed delivery. I paid a few extra dollars for that, but it was honestly the least of my concerns. I am just glad I will be able to allow my family to roll their eyes at me even more consistently. Walker baby!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Email Marketing Services

Like everyone else, I am looking for a little more traffic to my site. There are various ways you can do this, whether it be through DoFollow comments or simply spreading your name the old fashioned way. However, there are more opportunities than ever to do so, and email marketing services are among them. Email express direct will make your site much less dependent on search engines, which is something all of us could use. I know I could.

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New website

Got a cool new's about entertainment so that my girlfriend has something to read, so it should be a lot of fun.....take a gander here

Scissor lift

I used to work in a factory when I was a younger child. It was boring, and I didn't like it, but I did it in the summer for my dad, who needed some extra help. I used to drive around all the machines, including the scissor lift. American Material Handling does a great job of putting these machines together. They also do hand trucks, among many other great factory necessities. I tell you what, if you work in a factory, tell your incompetent boss to check out American Material Handling and you might get that raise you are looking for.

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Four People to eat with

I was recently posed an interesting question that I had heard before, but did not really know how to answer: "If you could sit down and eat dinner with four people, who would they be and why?" I pondered this question for quite some time, because you can look at it in many different ways. These are the results I came up with.

I would eat dinner with my girlfriend, Muhammad Ali, Gandhi and Stalin.

I would choose my girlfriend because she continues to be a great motivation to me and I find her more interesting than I did the day I fell in love with her. She is a great friend to me as well, and I would be ashamed if she was not at my dinner with me.

Muhammad Ali is a motivation to me as well. I have read a couple of his biographies and find him to be an incredibly honest and forthright character, something I pride myself on. This is also part of the reason I would want Gandhi at the table as well. I do not hold Gandhi to the same esteem I hold Ali to, simply because Gandhi is full of contradictions throughout his life (read his autobiography), but he is an incredibly interesting character who would bring many different perspectives to the table.

I would choose Stalin for a much different reason, for I am obviously not motivated by any of his traits at all. I studied Stalin thoroughly this semester in my Soviet history course and found him to be perhaps the most intriguing historical figure that I have come across in my life. There is reason to believe, in my mind, that Stalin himself was not that bad of a person, and instead was simply a man hellbent on keeping his power. Perhaps that is my professor speaking more than me (he was by no means an enthusiast or sympathetic man towards Stalin), but I find him to simply be an incredibly interesting figure.

Say now, who would YOU choose to be at your dinner table?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Astronomical Binoculars

I took a history course on the history of the Universe this last winter semester and found it to be an incredibly joyous experience. One thing we did that was neat was go to the University planetarium and check out stars using astronomical binoculars. Meade MySKY is something similar to this using a point-and-shoot style to quickly allow the gazer to identify different stars and other celestial objects. If you enjoy checking out the night sky like I do, there is no reason that you shouldn't look into getting the Meade MySKY. Au Revoir.

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Funny Junk

Do you ever just wanna read something that's kinda dumb, but really funny? Me too, and Funny Junk is the place to go. This site is full of goofy links and stories that make you want to keep reading. How frickin awesome is that????


There are those of us who surf the internet, and there are those of us who surf the internet and constantly find cool, free stuff that is incredibly awesome. Freebies - Best free stuff and Bargains on the net is a great site to do this. There is so much available but we need sites like this to find people that are willing to discover all of this. There is everything from free web-helpers to travel assistance to even some cool games. I like this kind of resourceful sites--they are of the most useful kind!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Get More Subscribers

This list was originated at Internet. Serious Business. It is a list designed to increase the RSS Feeds that your blogs recieve by creating a retrospective list of feeds. You HAVE to comment on the original post on the link I placed above. It is essential. Here we go:

***Start Copying Here***

1. Create a post and link back to the person that put you on the list in the first paragraph with a brief thank you and description of why people want to use the campaign. DO NOT copy their paragraph. Write your own unique one and link to their site.

2. Copy the ENTIRE list of Feeds and create an OPML File to import into your feed readers so that you can subscribe to all of the blogs on the list. You will want to read my post entitled Mass RSS Feed Subscribing with an OPML so you understand how to do it. (You will want to copy this link over to your post so those you add know how to do this too.)

3. Copy the ENTIRE list of Feeds AND blogs and put them into your post like they are here. Move the "My Adds" from the blog that added you into the "Originals" lists for each. This list is unique because I want you to be able to copy the feeds with out having to delete the blogs before making the OPML file so I separated the two links into 2 lists.

4. Add any blogs you want to the list with whatever keywords you want. Then get their RSS Feed and add those to the list of Feeds in your "My Adds" section.

5. Publish your post.

6. Comment on the post that originated the list here so that new additions can be subscribed to as well by the lists before yours.

My Blog Adds:

Thoughts on Baseball

The Dark Side of Hollywood

Automobile News


Pray for Mojo

Detroit Sports

The Way It Is

Sir Post A Lot

Celeb News

John Chow

Whatever I Feel Like

Tricia's Musings

Ugh!!'s Greymatter Honeypot

A bit of this and a bit of that

Wordpress Plugins

Internet. Serious Business

Julie's Journal

Utterly Geek

jon lee

Pencil Thin

No Average Mom

My Dandelion Patch

Scribble on the Wall

The Sovereign Journey

Digital Nomad


Mr. Gary Lee

Windows Tips, Hacks and Tricks

Get a First Class Degree

SiteLogic Web Development

Geeky Speaky

Little America

My Feed adds:


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