Warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home1/es7400/public_html/wp-content/plugins/reaction-buttons/reaction_buttons.php on line 54

Love:

*     *     *

I was unable to find the Hyper Hypo kid video from SNL featuring Mike Meyers with an embed code so click the picture to be brought to the awesome video!

Pet Peeve of the Day: The battery life of my mobile

Quote of the Day: “Most convicted felons are just people who were not taken to museums or Broadway musicals as children.” –Libby Gelman-Waxner

Thoughts?
  • Spot on (0)
  • Legendary (0)
  • Awesome (0)
  • I can dig it (0)
  • WTF (0)

Warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home1/es7400/public_html/wp-content/plugins/reaction-buttons/reaction_buttons.php on line 54

Ahhhh my Chinese throwing star.  I acquired this about 15 years ago.  It was a typical Saturday afternoon; I was walking to Marigold Bowl with my brother and dad when a bright shiny object caught my eye.  What I picked up was this Chinese throwing star.  Well, when I picked it up I had no idea what it was.  My dad said it was a “Chinese throwing star,”my brother said something about it going summer 145well with the nun-chucks we had at home… and from then on I wanted to be in a Chinese (Asian?) gang. 

When I got home I put it in my marker/crayon box, where it stayed for the next 10 or so years.  (I wanted to put a string through the hole in it and wear it as a necklace but that was vetoed by the parents…)  A few years ago I was over at my parents looking through old junk and I re-discovered my favorite weapon. 

When people fuck with me, I threaten to use my Chinese throwing star against them, which is actually ridiculous because it is never on my person.  (It sounds pretty intimidating; forget that I wouldn’t know how to use it).  Rather, it sits on a bookshelf in my house.  I need to fashion a carrying case of sorts so I actually can take it out and use it as protection!  Although I feel I would be a little trigger happy with it so maybe it’s best it stays at home… (Also that pic is a close up, I would say it’s only about 2 inches across, but it is still very sharp!)

But what is a Chinese throwing star (because I still have no clue)?!  A Google search produced a way to make them (yikes) and some other sites about ninja-ing.  So forget being a pirate… maybe I’m destined to be a Chinese throwing star carrying ninja!

Pet Peeve of the Day: Hippies who leave their dogs in their cars during shows.  You’re not cool and chill because you brought “Kaya” or “Marley” to the show… you are an animal abuser. 

Quote of the Day: “So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way.” –Joni Mitchell

Thoughts?
  • Spot on (0)
  • Legendary (0)
  • Awesome (0)
  • I can dig it (0)
  • WTF (0)
06.02.2009

Crime Show Tips


Warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home1/es7400/public_html/wp-content/plugins/reaction-buttons/reaction_buttons.php on line 54

crime-picWhen I get bored with Judge Judy, I watch an insane amount of crime shows: Cold Case Files, Snapped (a new fave), Law & Order: SVU and CI and 48 Hours to name a few.  It’s how I like to think I put my degree in Criminal Justice to use…  So, if you were to ever commit a heinous crime such as murder, I give you a couple tips on what not to do, courtesy of the aforementioned shows.  Some are obvious, some are not.  But all of them will aid in your conviction:

1) Do not take out a life insurance policy on the person you kill, especially less than a month before you kill them.  This will raise red flags.

2) There are such things as cell phone towers, and whenever you make a call, your signal will bounce off the closest tower.  Do not make a call to your lover telling them you just finished the crime and are on your way home.  That call will place you in the vicinity of the crime despite your claims of being 50 miles away. 

3) If you are a scientist and/or work in a lab, do not order a suspicious amount of the chemical you use to kill your victim a week before the crime.

4) When the cops question you don’t say “well I didn’t know I’d need an alibi.”  That doesn’t come across as a smooth, innocent statement.

5) Luminol.  Look it up. 

Things I Live For:Listening to “Sweet Home Chicago” on my iPod as my plane makes its final descent into O’Hare; CLTV

Quote of the Day: “So where are the strong , and who are the trusted?” –Elvis Costello

(*Apologies for the lack of post yesterday– I was having technical difficulties)

Thoughts?
  • Spot on (0)
  • Legendary (0)
  • Awesome (0)
  • I can dig it (0)
  • WTF (0)

Warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home1/es7400/public_html/wp-content/plugins/reaction-buttons/reaction_buttons.php on line 54

Fear that access to their precious guns could become limited has apparently provoked a huge spike in gun sales since Obama took office.  http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1534373,CST-NWS-gunsales20.article.  Just what we need– a lot of fearful, paranoid people with guns readily available… 

I live for people who say “Guns don’t Kill people, People kill People.”  guncontrol1Actually, it would be a lot harder to kill someone if so many didn’t have access to a gun.  Just go find the statistics on homicides resulting from a gunshot versus a beating, stabbing, or strangulation.  I have a degree in criminal justice, I can tell you that the numbers aren’t pretty.  So yes, crazy people with guns kill people.  Now that I’d get that on a bumper sticker. 

I realize that many law abiding people own guns that they do not commit crimes with; they simply enjoy their right to bear arms.  But come on people, do you really think this is what our founding fathers had in mind?  The Bill of Rights was drafted in a far different time than 2009– are any of your elected officials wearing powdered wigs??  No, so why should you still have the right to bear arms?  The Bill of Rights basically defines the judicial process– what does this have to do with guns and gun control now?  Different time, different values, different problems. 

Guns scare me, but more than that, people adamantly in support of them guncatscare me.  What does someone need a gun for?  A rifle for hunting, ok fine that may make sense.  A handgun?  Um, no.  “Well I have the right to protect my home and property!” they say.  Yeah… it’s called ADT broseph. 

Reading the above referenced Sun-Times article on the 10th anniversary of Columbine made it all the more compelling.  If those kids hadn’t had access to guns, students and teachers would still be alive.  Their pipe bombs failed, so they resorted to storming the school and shooting it up as a Plan B.  This is obviously an extreme example, but unfortunately, also a very relevant one given the shootings that are still taking place today in schools, stores, and churches.  And, if you’re living in Chicago:  how many CPS students have been shot dead this year??

I have never heard “having a gun saved my life” or “thank god I was packing heat.”  Until I hear a good, logical reason for owning a gun, I will continue to be extremely anti-gun.  To be clear though, I am also extremely anti-Michael Moore so don’t assume I have been brainwashed by that slob!

Things I Live For: Porch-sitting, Cubs curtain calls, being a cookie monster

Quote of the Day:  Jeremy Grey: I feel totally ridiculous. Like why do I have to be in camouflage? So the big bad quail doesn’t see me?
John Beckwith: I know. Why can’t we hunt something cool like a hawk or an eagle, something with some talons?
Jeremy Grey:That’d be awesome. We could get something like big game. Even like a gorilla or a rhinoceros or a fucking human being! That’ll get you jacked up.
John Beckwith: That’s a little heavy.
Jeremy Grey: I mean like, hunt a human being right now, “Most Dangerous Game”. Like a worthy adversary. Not a human being that’s armed, but a clever, a clever, human being who knows the jungle. Or the woods. —Wedding Crashers

Thoughts?
  • Spot on (0)
  • Legendary (0)
  • Awesome (0)
  • I can dig it (0)
  • WTF (0)