Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Very Saban Christmas

As many people know, I am a huge 'Bama fan. I also have a history of making 'Bama related Christmas ornaments. I will have to post pictures later of my Alabama angel that I made several Christmases passed. Last year, my wife and I decided to make homemade Saban ornaments to use as name tags for the gifts that we gave her family. There was no question who gave those gifts!

The Tradition Continues

For twenty five years I have received Claussen Dill Pickles for Christmas and Easter. This year was no different. That's right...and I have nearly twenty five years of pictures of me holding these beloved jars. I'm also very willing to be a pickle spokesmen...just saying. I was very excited to show off my pickles in this picture with some new homemade finger sweatbands. My wife gave those to me. I have always wanted I would look like a pro Reggie Miller.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Parts and Labor is UP!

We Have Signal: Live From Birmingham - Parts & Labor from We Have Signal on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I've Had it With the BCS!

Okay...I has everyone else. I've held my tongue for long enough. Something has to change with the BCS. I would prefer a playoff system, but change needs to occur even if a playoff doesn't. There needs to be a reason behind some of the decisions being made...besides tradition. Why should the number three team play the number ten team? This is the source of my most recent outrage with this idiotic system. That's I'm talking virtual football for a second...even though I do not agree with Texas playing Ohio State...when they should be playing Bama (come on they're #4). In my last season of NCAA 08 my Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were totally screwed over! I'm not talking about the real life La Tech, the one that plays in the WAC conference and rarely if ever goes La Tech took Baylor's place in the Big 12 conference and last season their strength of schedule was an A+. Oh...and they were undefeated. They beat two teams that were ranked #1 and three that were ranked #2 (and various ranked teams peppered here and there for flavor). Okay, that's one thing they should fix. They also should force all teams to belong to a conference and each conference should have similar rules (that means they should either all have conference championships are not have them at all). Okay...I'll stop. I've calmed down a little bit. Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Glory At Sea

This would be my favorite new film this year. It played at sidewalk this summer and now they've posted the entire thing to youtube. It's 25 minutes long, so, instead of watching some stupid sitcom on hulu, why not check out something worthwhile!

You can watch a higher resolution version at youtube or here

Monday, December 15, 2008

go here. cause i told you to.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coffee Time Bitch!

This year I have been engulfed in Bama-madness. So much that...this past week was horrible. It was like crashing after eating 800 pixies sticks. I was screaming and ranting like a conspiracy theorist during the game...and ever since. 12/6/2008 will probably haunt me the rest of my life. Thanks a lot Tebow and Gary Danielson with the Tebow love fest that you led!!!!! Anyway...That's not really what I wanted to talk about. Some of you out there might remember my excitement over Alabama's Freshman wide receiver, Julio Jones. During the end of this season I have gotten behind another one of Alabama's talented players, Glen Coffee. I have even taken an old phrase that Falcon and I frequently used during our coffee chugging contests. It was all-you-can drink coffee...but no good can come from chugging multiple cups of coffee. Trust me. Anyway...we use to scream "Coffee Time Bitch!" to start these competitions. I have recently revived this phrase and have been yelling it to support Mr. Coffee. I have been trying to design a t-shirt with this phrase. I have included my first attempt...but I am not sure it is anywhere near complete. I challenge all of you to take up this banner and use it to bring future victory for the tide. After all, Mr. Coffee will mostly likely return next year. He is a junior. Okay...I'm not sure why the full design didn't upload...bitch was also supposed to be a different color. How strange.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Something I made and Like A Lot

My friend Brian and I shot this. I like it. Other folks do too. Our existence has been validated.

Deerhunter - White Ink from Justin Gaar on Vimeo.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Remember Koko the Gorilla? She's been up to No Good.

Remember Koko? The gorilla that learned signed language, had a pet cat, and loved Mr. Rogers? Well I do. I was reading an article this morning about Manx cats and remembered Koko's cat All Ball. Turns out All Ball escaped from Koko's cage and was hit by a car. But Koko got more cats. My curiousity about what happened to Koko led me to her wiki page where I learned about All Ball's fate. At the bottom of the wiki page I found this:

Sexual harassment

Koko has been involved in a number of sexual harassment lawsuits.[10] At least three former female employees have claimed that they were pressured into showing their breasts to Koko. They alleged that Patterson encouraged the behavior, often interpreted Koko's signs as requests for nipple display, and let them know that their job would be in danger if they "did not indulge Koko's nipple fetish." Koko has been known to playfully grab both male and female nipples without warning or provocation. Patterson claims that Koko uses the word "nipple" to refer to humans.[11]

All claims of harassment have been permanently dropped as of November 21, 2005 after the foundation and the parties involved reached a settlement.[12]

Jody Weiner, Koko's lawyer, writes about Koko and sexual harassment in the book Kinship With Animals.[13]

Koko the Mr Rogers loving, cat petting, sign language speaking gorilla is apparently also Koko the titty twisting, sexual harassing ape. I confirmed this report with the ever credible CourtTV website. Koko thinks you're all a bunch of nipples.

Blind Artist Ricky Trione

This is a video from eCountry Lifestyles that focuses on Blind Artist Ricky Trione. In the video he briefly describes his background with blindness and art. Then he demonstrates his unique style of painting.