I Support Magnetic Ribbon Makers

September 29, 2006

I saw a yellow magnetic ribbon saying the above today.  I admit, I chuckled.  I thought of that comercial, I think it was for Comedy Central, where people called a help desk and described a situation, and asked if it was funny, or if it was OK to laugh. 

I wanted to find the magnet and post a picture of it, but I found something even better.

This site  sells custom yellow ribbons, you write your own message and they will sell you any quantity you are willing to pay for.  There’s a little window on the right with some of the previous orders.  Many of them are for individual soldiers, some are snarky, some make me angry.  Above the window it says,”You’ll probably find a few of these that you disagree with. Remember, we want to give a voice to everyone’s car. To quote a line attributed to Voltaire: “I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

In America, you have a voice.  You use your freedom as you see fit.   I want to order one that says, “The Guys Get Shirts“.

Faces of Courage

September 28, 2006

From OP-FOR, an excellent development by, wait for it…

MSNBC (who?).  Faces of Courage, 60 second video clips dedicated to our Men and Women of the Armed Forces.


“The first bit, dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Paul Ray Smith, will be shown on MSNBC in the coming days.”


“It’s very important that you email them at email them and let the network folks know that you support them. Send the clip to your family and your friends. Post it on your blog. Do the right thing, and help honor America’s fallen.”

Pup Out

Why Carlos gets a pass from me

September 17, 2006

Carlos Mencia’s show on Comedy Central is, eh.  I like Carlos, he speaks his mind and does not placate.  To anyone.  I’m not a huge fan, but whatever he wants to say is OK by me, because of this clip.  Carlos gets it.

Thanks to Rosetta in this AoSHQ post.

I’m Crushing Your Head

September 12, 2006

I read this from Saddam’s trial, “You are agents of Iran and Zionism. We will crush your heads,” Saddam shouted.

And it reminded me of this…

Okay, I thought it was funny when I saw it many years ago.  Now, not so much. 

This is What I Listen to When I’m…

September 9, 2006

In this post at IB, the discussion strayed into musical tastes.  Growing up listening to my parents records, I liked John Denver and Bing Crosby. 

I’ve come a long way, baby.

This is what I like to listen to when I’m…

Drinking for keeps…

Working on anything that does not require other humans… (NSFW, language and boobies in the crowd)

 Driving any longer than an hour…

 My friends used to call this eclectic range of taste “Musically Retarded”.  I like what I like, and I’m all over the place, but in a good way.