Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hermain Cain - Final Thoughts

This is a lightly paraphrased version of Hermain Cain's speech earlier today, in which he suspended his presidential campaign. Enjoy!

From the Borowitz Report:
"A Farewell from Herman Cain"

Although it is humorous, there is a lot of truth in there.

"After months of crisscrossing this great land of ours and participating in over three hundred televised debates, I am being disqualified because of an extramarital affair. And that raises the following question: are you fucking kidding me?"

"I mean, let’s get real. I never heard of Libya. I didn’t know whether that CNN dude’s name was Wolf or Blitz. And my only training for running the #1 nation in the world was running its #8 pizza chain. Yet none of that, I repeat, none of that disqualified me. In fact, I was the front-fucking-runner, as long as I kept my 9-9-9 in my pants. (I have no idea what I meant by that — I just like saying 9-9-9.)"

"But here’s the part that really kills me. You’re kicking me to the curb because I was messing around, and instead you’re going with… Newt Gingrich? I repeat: are you fucking kidding me?"

Friday, December 2, 2011

Song of the Day: Old 97s - Question

Here's an older song that I really like, but I just heard it again for the first time in a long time.

"Old 97s - Question"

I first heard this song on Scrubs, one of my all-time favorite television shows.

Here's the scene where they played the Old 97s on Scrubs:
"Scrubs 'Carla Finally Says Yes'"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How to Set Up Your Chromebook

Bias alert: Yes, I already have a Chromebook. Yes, I just ordered another one for Christmas. They're not for everyone, and they may not be suitable as your only computer. But they're very good at what they do, which is ... accessing the web. If you live in the "cloud" then a Chromebook does so with very minimal overhead. Quick to turn on (8 seconds). Long battery life. No need to load or update software or operating systems. No need (I'm told) for virus scanning.

And one feature that I really like about a Chromebook is that even I can share one (and I'm not very good at sharing)! When you log in, it remembers your settings just like it's your computer. When someone else logs in, it remembers their settings. No need to worry about them accessing your data or changing your settings or uninstalling your stuff. Compare this to your phone or your tablet (at least the ones I'm familiar with).

During this holiday season I asked myself, what would I rather have: A tablet or a Chromebook? I went Chromebook. I can't type e-mail and work on documents very easily with a tablet. A Chromebook does what I need it to do.

Okay, so let's say you've taken my advice and bought a Chromebook. How do you set it up? Luckily, Google has provided some instructional videos.

"Chromebook: Set Up"

You can see the whole series of educational Chromebook videos here:

And there is a YouTube channel for Chrome (including Chromebooks):
"Google Chrome"

I don't think I'm bragging too much if I told you that I knew EXACTLY what they were going to do in the "Chromebook: Back Up" video. You could see it a mile away. It was pretty obvious, wasn't it? :)

For more info on Chromebooks (I feel so dirty, but I can't stop myself), go here:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Falcons Rise Up?

So, living in Atlanta, I've been seeing a lot of this commercial lately. From YouTube:
"Evander Holyfield In Atlanta Falcons Commercial" posted by chanmedia247

Every time I see it, I think two things.

1. Around 0:20 of the video they show a clip from a Falcons/Packers game. Do they not remember what Packers do? ESPN does:
Aaron Rodgers torches Falcons as Packers romp into NFC title game

2. Around 0:21 of the commercial Jimmy Carter asks, "What do Falcons do?" And every time he asks that I think, "And where do they do it? In a litter box, just like cats do?"