[NSFW] I never answer my phone from unknown numbers, and yesterday I’m glad I didn’t. I received two of the best voicemails ever, which I believe were meant to be delivered to this fine fireworks establishment on the TN/AL line.
I’m not much of a sports fan anymore. I like to play sports, but I’m not that big on watching. I had an epiphany about sports as I celebrated Tennessee’s 1998 National Championship win and realized that I still had to go to work the next day.
I decided then and there that I would not get emotionally invested in something I have no control over.
But…I LOVE sports radio. Especially when Tennessee is getting ready to axe one of their coaches a question. There’s nothing like a coaching change to rile up the fan base and drive some high quality entertainment on the Knoxville ariwaves. Thankfully, I can still hear Tony Basilio over the internet.
With that, I give you the latest creation inspired by the trials and tribulations of the 2013-2014 basketball team.
NCAA Welcomes Women’s Triathlon – A little bit of a different view here from me, but I can't imagine why you'd want the NCAA involved in your favorite sport. Stay away from my beer pong.
Steven Lord Blog: The Rhythm Of Life (and drafting) – I see people drafting in races all the time. And I really don't give a ladybug if they do it. Eventually, this is going to result in a really big pileup in a really big race. Besides, virtue is its own reward.
From Victim to Villain in a flash – As they are fond of hollering in East Tennessee — "Git off the rowed!"
I <3 Trainerroad.
6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day – All very easy to do. I'd add another–Just.Slow.Down. That probably falls under disengagement.
Narcissists tweet more often and crave followers on Twitter – So younger narcissists are more likely to post to twitter, and middle aged narcissists are more likely to update Facebook.
Unanswered questions here: what about middle aged people who update twitter a lot? Was Instagram even considered in the narcissism scale, out did they run out of space to measure it there?
10 Tips for Dating a Single Mom – Hilarious. Read the comments first, then go back and read the article. The comments are pure gold. Gold Jerry!
Van Halen’s 1984 Turns 30 Today — How Does It Hold Up? – Best quote from this whole (incredibly good) post:
"Does it ['Panama'] hold up? Embarrassing question. Yes, it holds up. It might be holding this entire goddamned country up."
Happy People Count Their Current and Future Blessings – "View living a spartan lifestyle as temporary, merely a prerequisite to joining the ranks of the socioeconomic achievers in America."
This is Sparta!
Thanks to the KNS for covering Butch Robertson’s retirement and 750+ career wins.
Rugby was just one of the many things he taught. I learned countless lessons from him from 1993-1996, not the least of which was that the way to make a real impact is by showing up every day ready to do work for decades.
The guy never got a dime for his efforts either. In fact, it probably cost him quite a bit of money to come out in bad weather twice a week for all those years and deal with the jetsam of high school soccer, football, and wrestling.
Thanks Butch, for all you’ve done for so many young men!
This is pretty cool. My guess is that there aren’t any other departments on campus that could afford to do this. When I say “do this”, I’m not talking about building the Training Center…of course they couldn’t do that.
I mean that I doubt they could afford to produce this video. Maybe the Film Studies Department could do it on the backs of undergrad labor as a special project.
Nonacademic Skills Key to Success – Crazy idea…let’s assign two people to each child born in this country to make sure they learn these intangible skills like reliability and work ethic. We can call these people “Parents”. Even if we can only get one good one per child, it will be progress.
16 Yummy Slow Cooker Desserts – Tadow!
Social networking under fresh attack – I don’t think it’s the “devil in his self”. Obviously. But, I doubt I’m only person in the world who thinks it’s rude to see a person I’m sitting with IRL grab their phone every time it makes the slightest little noise. The message there is, “I’m not sure who this is or what they want, but it has to be more interesting than this.” It’s not so much the social media and texting I get annoyed with so much as it is the inability for people to sit comfortably without it.
The Death of Global Warming – I don’t think it’s dead just yet. Just like in a bad horror movie, it will make one last effort to grab us by the ankle and stab us in the knee. Or something painful like that.
Iran News in February. – If this involves a Segway or an iPad I’m going to be very disappointed.
The 25 Hottest Olympians To Watch For – Ok.Fine. I’ll watch.
Wanna Buy Lane Kiffin’s House? – I propose a group of boosters get together to purchase this place. Then invite 100,000 of their closest friends over and roast marshmallows as it burns to the ground. 😛
Free in Tennessee – German Homeschooling Asylum – Speechless. For whatever reason this family chose to homeschool, I’m glad they found a place they are allowed to do so.
Twitter’s traffic in trouble? – Scoble has a ton of advice for Twitter. My advice for Twitter: be Twitter and nothing else. Get rid of the 140 character limit? No way! Add comments? No way! Besides, do we really think Twitter could implement all these things without Fail Whaling left and right. Just be Twitter and be good at it, thanks!
Lang Wiseman: Vols | Kansas – DISCLAIMER: Lang Wiseman is one of my all-time favorite basketball players. I was at U.T. during the Wade Houston era, and it was pretty easy to tell at that time who was giving effort and who wasn’t. When Wiseman starts giving out ‘atta boys for hard work and determination, he’s doing it from an experienced perspective. HT Silence.
Netflix might still be coming to the Wii – That’d be cool with me.
Annoying Facebook Friends and Profiles – I’m like the Sybil of Facebook, with apparently at least 18 different personalities.
The Geography of Recession – I feel much better knowing we have a connected river system. For a minute there I was like, “whoa!”. Seriously, this is a pretty interesting take on the economic systems of different geographic areas.
What Your Bra Color Facebook Status Update Says About You – I’m glad I’ve yet to participate in the phenomenon.
Using Google Apps? 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked – I really need to get around to doing these things. Looks like you could make it happen in less than 15 minutes and save yourself a lot of heartache.
WordPress 2.9, oh so fine – Just updated, and this should force a post. The image editor and easy video embed are nice!
Common Laptop/Netbook Positions to Avoid – I'm just going to pretend I didn't see this.
Nullification: Friend of Liberty – Well Texas?
Jesus Was Cool – "Be nice to each other." Pretty simple. But wait, there's more…
Developer Resources for Android – This is on my to-do list. I swear. I even have an app idea that will be huge for a very small market.
Jerry Taylor discusses global warming on the premiere of Stossel – I missed this inaugural episode and haven't had a chance to watch this yet, but it looks to be interesting
Drunk Four Year Old Steals Christmas Presents – Shock and awe.
Davidson County (TN) GOP Moves To Oust Ron Paul-Supporting Vice Chair – I've quietly followed this for a while. It seems to be a classic case of "I'll push you away so I can cry when you don't love me."
Facebook Grabs For The Entire Web – All your faces will belong to us.
The Key to a Happy Marriage…. – In every instance of this article, you can exchange the word "man" for "marriage", and it still makes sense. Just saying.
We Are Living in an Ayn Rand Novel – You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.
AZ County GOP Pols Squash 1st Amendment Rights – Republicans just can't stand to see Democrats doing something and not jump on the bandwagon themselves.
Sprint Drops Call Forwarding Fees With Google Voice In Mind – NICE!!! Just read yesterday that Google Voice would let you port your number and I was cursing my 2 year contract. Thanks Sprint for doing more for your customers!
Gallup’s Conservatives and Libertarians – Once you know how you should be labeled, is it easier to accept the label?
Susan Finkelstein Arrested, Prostitution For World Series Tickets – Dumb idea to start with. What guy with World Series tickets is going to trade them for sex?
Toxic Chinese Drywall Creates A Housing Disaster – Good to know about when looking for houses in Florida.
Rockslide Could Close I-40 For Three Months?!?! – Wow…good thing no one was hurt.
Pelosi Open To The VAT – Gasp! Shock! What? She would actually consider a new tax? The hell you say!
Post Rapture Pets – No matter what you do or don't believe, you have to admit this is a smart business model.
There’s No Excuse For This – Windows mobile 6.5 – Just to needle @raowen: "It's an interim product, and a vain attempt to hold onto the thinning ranks people who still choose Windows Mobile despite not being somehow tethered to it until the tardy Windows Mobile 7 comes out, whenever that may be."
Moore proves Libertarians right – And being a libertarian is downright heart breaking: "I'd imagine it's like being a Cubs fan, except there usually isn't much hope for next year."
The iDontFart App – Proceed to AT&T store. There's now a reason to own an iPhone.
UT’s Supercomputer Breaks Petascale – Let loose the Kraken! My sources are telling me that a poor ol' country boy's head just exploded in the UTCC.
Apple Quits Chamber Of Commerce Over Global Warming – Apple isn't stupid. They realize there's too much green to be made in "green" to even begin to question it. This is a marketing and sales decision, not an environment/community decision.
What if Only the Rich Recover? – WSJ – Don't call it a comeback!
My buddy Doug is the fight director for a local organization with an MMA fight card coming up next Friday. Local MMA fans who would like to see more events in East Tennessee should check it out!
Doug worked really hard to bring legitimate MMA fighting to Tennessee. I’ve seen him in many bouts myself, though none of them sanctioned, and participated along side him in a few Battle Royals.
Trace Sharp has gone to work for Mike McWherter’s campaign.
Whether you agree with his positions on the issues or not, it’s cool that at least one candidate sees the value in putting a well known and internet savvy pundit to work to help their campaign.
My sources are telling me that Mabel’s campaign is refusing comment and focusing on damage control.
What will be the end result of resolutions in the various states supporting the 10th Amendment?
While seven states – Tennessee, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alaska and Louisiana – have had both houses of their legislatures pass similar decrees, Alaska Gov. Palin and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen are currently the only governors to have signed their states’ sovereignty resolutions.
Sarah Palin has now joined Phil Bredesen as one of the most polarizing political figures in the Union </sarcasm>
Where else are you going to get headlines like this in the newspaper?
A scuffle over your son with sandwich meat should stand for a head line on its own, but a shotgun-packing meth maker is icing on the cake.
Stay classy East Tennessee. Stay classy.