Thursday, July 20, 2006

Picture Taken At The North Pole

Very kool.

What A Night!!!

Last night, out of the goodness of their hearts, the management at The Arch gave all of the employees tickets to the Cardinal game against the Atlanta Braves. I got to leave the studio at 6:10 and decided to drive to the nearest Metro-link station and take the rail to the stadium. When I got on the train, it was hot, nasty and very clear. Halfway down to the stadium, I looked to the north and after deciding that the windows on the train were NOT shaded, I wondered how the hell the sky got so dark so quickly. I quickly found out. After getting off the train (and walking into a blinding dust storm), all hell broke loose. Basically without warning,the winds blew so strong that we literally had to hang on for dear life. The box was right next to the Fox Sports Midwest broadcast that was set up to do the postgame report. The wind blew so hard, it literally tipped over the desk and tore the set to shreds.

After fretting over the fates of our families, Rick Wallace and I decided to get the hell out of dodge. Thank God Rick drove me to the Metro link stop because with all the power (Metro link runs on electricity) being out, I would still be trying to get home. Thanks Rick.

The wind was SO strong, it blew semi-trucks over on the highway on The Chain of Rocks bridge, blew a semi-truck into another car on the Poplar Street Bridge and blew bricks from a building in downtown St. Louis onto the Eads bridge. Obviously, traffic was at a standstill

On the way home, I saw that the roof from Terminal "D" at Lambert Airport had blown all the way onto the eastbound lane of Interstate 70.

Almost 500,000 thousand people are without power. I am not one of them (obviously).

Photos and a story from St. Louis Post Dispatch and

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Isreal and Hezbullah

You know, I am not really a political guy, I really don't know enough to make a real informed decision, but damn, I wouldn't mess with the Isreali Army. I think Hezbullah has done cooked their own goose. Isreal NOW has an excuse to go fuck up stuff. And they are. They remind me of the "Rocky 3" movie when Sylvester Stallone stands in the middle of the ring and screams at Mr. T.. "is that all you got? Is that all you got?" I don't know if this is WWIII or not but any army that kicks the shit out of Egypt in six days like Moshe Dayan did back in the 60's is not an army I'd fuck with, but what do I know?

How Could This Be?

I broke a sweat today for the first time in three weeks. It was killing me not getting any exercise. I mowed the yard and walked on the running track at the Y while watching the guys play ball. It's called motivation...
I have felt like this without exercising...

I have actually lost two pounds. WTF? I have been very careful about my diet, I guess it's working.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The 25 Wussiest Rock Stars of All Time

...from Blender Magazine. Some of these acts I actually like, but I am damned sure not to tell you who.

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Navy Drill Team In Action

This is so cool, I can't even describe it.
The US Navy Drill Team in action.
God Bless Our Boys (and Girls) everywhere.
thanks KK

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Three TV Shows That I Watch....

This cat eats some real strange stuff. "No Reservations" has had Anthony Bourdain eat a beating cobra's heart, porcupine, drink hallucenogenic moonshine from Thailand, and finsh off a dead seal in Alaska. I've eaten some weird stuff in my life (squirrel, rabbit, eel), but this guy rocks.

This is one of my favorite shows. He featured a friend of mine last fall. (Mark Hemmer is a ferrier). Over the Independence Day holiday, they featured a "Dirty Jobs" marathon. Next to The Twilight Zone marathon, I was right there. Mike Rowe spends a day doing "dirty jobs" (cleaning out the insideof a cement mixer, working in a charcoal factory, shucking oysters), you name it. He is an excellent host and seems to take it all in stride.

"The Deadliest Catch" On a hot summer's night, this is the show to watch. King Crab fishing with about six different boats. Mike Rowe (again) narrates the successes, toils, troubles and heartbreaks of guys trying to make a living. Sometimes, I wish I was there. Looks like hard but rewarding work.

Three show to watch and enjoy from your buddy Randy

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