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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Not about Shoes

Better than What

Hogg... Now Guns R Good

Strong Words

Coming Soon: Iowa Basketball!


What is Going On?!?

Found Out about the End


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Wishful Thinking

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster sells for $550,000



What Sadness

Suicide takes another one...

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

T 2 Me

NBA Drought

20 years, no NBA draft first-rounders for Iowa basketball Big Ten has only a small role lately in feeding NBA top players

Opinion to Vet

Every To-Do List App Sucks, Switch To todo.txt Instead by Justin Pot on June 15th, 2018

No Iowa Stop for C

Clutch announce North American Tour

50 2018

The 50 best metal albums of 2018 (so far) By Luke Morton

If Only Remote were an Option...

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9 days ago

Close to Done!

Great Scenes!

I love the birds in the background - nice touch to add atmosphere.

This is a great scene as well.

Damn! There are some really good scenes in this series.

Sorry, but you have to wait until to get the "big payoff" for this video.


Thursday, June 21, 2018


Make the Ammends

SEBASTIAN BACH Says He Was Urged By ROBERT TRUJILLO To Reconnect With His Former Bandmates In SKID ROW June 20, 2018

Where are They?

We've heard from the first ladies. Where are their husbands?

Really? A Jacket?

Tough Issues

Starcade 1992 - Sting v. Vader

1 Riff - 20 Bands

Ranking Chris'

Here's a capture-worthy comment from "Tornado Chaser" that I don't want to forget:

I love the Iron Man - Captain America relationship in Civil War! I think it makes complete sense. It demonstrates more than anything the character development that has occurred for the characters. It's true that before, Cap would firmly side with the government, and Iron Man would firmly side against it, but due to events that have unfolded over the years, they've changed as people. Back in Iron Man 2, Tony completely refused to give his technology to the government, but after the events of Age of Ultron, he saw the damage he could cause due to his own reckless attitude, as Ultron caused massive damage, destruction, and human casualties. The angry mother blaming Tony for her son's death cemented his position. Tony is visibly more weathered by the many challenging things he's had to endure in Civil War - the anxiety attacks, the constant worry of an impending alien attack, and guilt. On the other hand, Cap has become completely jaded by the government after the events of The Winter Soldier, seeing that Hydra had infiltrated the government and secretly been there for decades, as well as brainwashed his best friend and turned him into an assassin. His trust in the government has been broken and it's never coming back. As he said in Civil War, the government is "run by people with agendas, and agendas change".
I also never saw Cap as grumpy, he could be seen as plain and boring, but he was always a beacon of hope due to his unwavering and well-defined morality, that could never be shaken in the face of even insurmountable odds.

I found it under this video:

I love the kind of analysis Tornado Chaser made. The comment lays out an argument and then backs it up with much more than the boring and mundane "because I said so, I'm right" illogical argument. "I want home videos and our pictures burned to DVDs." "Why?" "Because I want a DVD." If the response is "Because I want to have a second backup for our memories," what argument can be made against that?!? It's the "because I [want] / [said so]" argument that kills a discussion. "I want to live in [this city] when I retire." "I don't want to live in [that city] when I retire." There's a lot to be said about finding compromises in life. I can say to my wife, "I want to buy concert tickets for 10 concerts that are going to be in the area" and she can reply, "10 concerts are too many, what about picking the 3 with the highest priority instead?" There's an offer in that response that can be negotiated. I can say to my wife, "I want to buy concert tickets for 10 concerts that are going to be in the area" and she can reply, "No." There's no offer in that response.

What Men Need (probably?)

Creed II

WWE Mid-term Report

WWE Mid-term Report

Some News

No Foresight

Editor's Note: You've been posting all these Rummy 500 pictures. Why didn't you have the foresight to create a single page, like your drum videos or your single source rantings or your MP3 to CD conversion, for all of these victories? Dumb ass.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I want that job - Full-time Star Wars Geek

IYE Avant-garde "Sing

This makes me chuckle:

Austin synth pop duo BUHU has released an original cover of Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' in the form of an avant-garde "sing-along" video.

When referring to a song, can both adjectives - "cover" and "original" - be used to describe the same song?!?


Build a New Arena in Coralville! They will still Skip Iowa

Coralville is building a new stadium near Iowa River Landing (IRL), which is located by exit 242 on I-80. Historical nugget: IRL is located where a country bar called The Red Stallion that Karen and I used to go to with friends for a night of boozing and dancing used to be located. Anyways, I'm not convinced the new arena being built is going to draw a band like T-Rextasy to Iowa. This is their current tour:


7/26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park Brewery
7/27 - Cambridge, MA - The Lilypad
7/28 - Burlington, VT - Sidebar
7/29 - Montreal, QC - Casa De Popolo
7/30 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
7/31 - Toronto, ON - Baby G
8/01 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall's
8/02 - Chicago, IL - Grandmaster Warehouse
8/03 - St Louis, MO - Foam
8/04 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
8/06 - Denver, CO - Your Mom's House
8/07 - Fort Collins, CO - Surf 7
8/08 - SLC, UT - The Underground
8/09 - Boise, ID - Funky Taco
8/11 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
8/12 - Vancouver, BC - Stylus Records
8/13 - Portland, OR - TBD
8/15 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
8/16 - San Francisco, CA - TBD
8/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
8/19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Lunchbox
8/21 - Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie's
8/22 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co.
8/23 - Little Rock, AK - Stickyz
8/24 - Nashville, TN - Two Boots
8/25 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
8/27 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
8/28 - Washington, DC - TBD
8/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits
8/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (Zone One)

I didn't know what I would hear when I began watching the video:

It's okay - I wouldn't go to Chicago or St Louis to see them, but if they were at Gabes Oasis?

Still no.

Here's more info about them, which is a cut & paste from the email I received today at 10:14 AM:



New York, NY, June 20 - Today, New York based punk queens T-Rextasy reveal the music video for their new single Girl, Friend, out 6/20 on Danger Collective. This is the band’s first release since their critically-acclaimed debut, “Jurassic Punk” (2016) that earned praise from Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone and NPR Music.
T-Rextasy performed over 100 gigs in 2017 and will bring their spectacular and theatrical show to 30 cities in North America this summer. The band will donate part of their merchandise earnings to various organizations supporting LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive justice.

The quirky and evocative film for Girl, Friend, powered by unbridled riffs and whimsical lyrics, finds T-Rextasy members Annie, Ebun, Lyris and Vera in their colorful “Pool of Luv”, hoping to snag the hearts of passersby.

The video for Girl, Friend was co-directed by Annie Fidoten and Emily Cohn and shot in Inspiration Point in Washington Heights.

While the Dino Dames are lounging in an inviting posture, they soon realize that the visitors aren’t enamored of them and prefer building their own romance in their “Pool of Luv”. As Annie explains: “The video for Girl, Friend is centered around the forlorn cupids of T-Rextasy, who have decided to set up a match-making scheme to facilitate queer summer love, but end up more and more devastated as everyone finds a match except themselves.”

Despite a joyful narrative, the video evokes the realities individuals face upon questioning their sexual orientation and embracing it. At first, the “Pool of Luv” is a radiant and blissful place, where protagonists hope to explore and experience their blossoming queerness. But then, a watershed ensues, and members of T-Rextasy are left aside.
Annie had this to say about it: “The concept of the video was centered around something we've chatted about on long stretches of tour driving-- the myth of instant queer love. There's this funny idea sometimes that it's "easier" to be gay, that the minute you come out you just u-haul yourself up, find your love, live your dream etc. A lot of the songs we've been writing try to look at the messy edges of it all, all the fumbles and false starts and scary moments of trying to be your "real" self. That's what I was trying to get at in making this video.”

For Annie, self-discovery is a process and “doesn’t stop when you come out as gay. People think that it’s easier once you claim it, but it’s not true; your problems don’t simply vanish.”

Committed to intersectional feminism and the power of community, the group mobilizes their live act and social media platforms to raise awareness on issues such as prison abolition, LGBTQ+ rights, and reproductive justice. On previous tours, they have donated part of their merchandise earnings to the following organizations: Make the Road New York, CLPP, Planned Parenthood, Black Student Alliance @ University of Virginia, Black and Pink, Black Mama's Bail Out.

During their sets, the group acknowledges the indigenous communities originating from each city and land they are performing upon. Annie adds: “Our songs are not all political. But our actions are; without action, it means very little.”

The band intentionally curate inclusive bills for every performance. Lyris explains their process:”We are trying to build a network through touring by connecting with bands and aiming to do our part in upholding resources that support bands that are not cis white men.”

This summer, T-Rextasy will take their rapturous live show on an extensive 30-date tour. They are colorful fashionistas who’s stage presence is undeniable: charismatic and scenic, they are as generous on stage as they are in their lives. A tireless band, enthralling unanimous and diverse crowds, they played 100 sets in 2017 alone, making stops at festivals like SXSW and Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Spectacular antics, neon ensembles, synchronized dancing, and audience participation make their show memorable: part performance art, part carnival act, part rock gig.

The first T-Rextasy LP, "Jurassic Punk", released on May 20, 2016 on Father/Daughter Records, earned praise from Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone who included “Gap Yr Boiz” in his Top 25 Songs of 2016 and dubbed them “Hyper-verbal rock & roll goddesses”. NPR Music said “The music of T-Rextasy is an impeccable combination of sarcastic, swaggering humor and timeless pop-punk grooves,” adding, “T-Rextasy delivers flawless punk-rock guitar riffs and snappy ska-infused bass lines embedded in intentional, radical politics.”

Dwight & Daryl

100 Great Lines before the Kill (Movies)

Film List (in order of appearance):
  1. Independence Day (1996) Predator (1987) Scarface (1983) They Live (1988) Dirty Harry (1971) Terminator (1984) Cobra (1986) Invasion U.S.A. (1985) Action Jackson (1988) True Grit (1969) Stargate (1994) Friday The 13th (2009) Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) The Mummy Returns (2001) Team America: World Police (2004) Star Trek (2009) Evil Dead II (1987) Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) Air Force One (1997) Commando (1985) Die Another Day (2002) Die Hard (1988) The Rock (1996) Leon: The Professional (1994) The Heat (2013) 300 (2006) Die Hard 2 (1990) Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) GoldenEye (1995) Moonraker (1979) Robocop (1987) Tremors (1990) Wolverine (2013) True Lies (1994) Casper (1995) Judge Dredd (1995) The Lion King (1994) The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) Wild Wild West (1999) The Matrix (1999) The Boondock Saints (1999) The Dark Knight (2008) Batman (1989) Batman Begins (2005) Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) Death Wish 2 (1982) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Stone Cold (1991) Army Of Darkness (1992) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Big Game (2014) Con Air (1997) Die Hard 2 (1990) Dr. No (1962) The Dead Pool (1988) Equilibrium (2002) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) Hot Fuzz (2007) Jaws (1975) Last Action Hero (1993) Live And Let Die (1973) Pulp Fiction (1994) RoboCop (1987) Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010) Scream (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Star Wars (1977) Terminator (1984) Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003) WALL-E (2008) The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King The Princess Bride (1987) Transformers (2007) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Unforgiven (1992) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Blade (1998) Clear And Present Danger (1994) I Come In Peace (1990) X-Men (2000) Sudden Impact (1983) Eraser (1996) Heist (2001) Highlander (1986) Maximum Overdrive (1986) Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (2009) The Condemned (2007) Child’s Play (1988) The Rookie (1990) The Running Man (1987) The Running Man (1987) The Running Man (1987) V For Vendetta (2006) The Thing (1982) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1986) The Karate Kid II (1986) Iron Man 3 (2013)

Film List (in order of appearance): Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) Eraser (1996) Speed (1994) Commando (1985) Dr. No (1962) The Untouchables (1987) Commando (1985) Django Unchained (2012) Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Eraser (1996) Gladiator (2000) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) Goldfinger (1964) Kung Fury (2015) Last Action Hero (1993) Pineapple Express (2008) Die Hard (1988) Rush Hour (1998) Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) Speed Racer (2008) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Commando (1985) The Fifth Element (1997) The Last Stand (2013) Army Of Darkness (1992) Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) Predator (1987) Thunderball (1965) Commando (1985) Thunderball (1965) Above The Law (1988) Kuffs (1992) For Your Eyes Only (1981) A View To A Kill (1985) Darkman (1990) Outrageous Fortune (1987) Goldfinger (1964) Pineapple Express (2008) Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) Die Hard (1988) Goldfinger (1964) Tron Legacy (2010) Home Alone (1990) Live And Let Die (1973) Last Action Hero (1993) Mission Impossible III (2006) You Only Live Twice (1967) License To Kill (1989) Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997) Hudson Hawk (1991) Moonraker (1979) The Living Daylights (1987) Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Last Action Hero (1993) Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Man On Fire (2004) Mortal Kombat (1995) The World Is Not Enough (1999) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) The 6th Day (2000) Iron Man 3 (2013) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Unforgiven (1992) R.O.T.O.R. (1987) Starsky And Hutch (2004) Quantum Of Solace (2008) Universal Soldier (1992) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Pitch Black (2000) Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith The Dark Knight Rises (2012) GoldenEye (1995) Black Dynamite (2009) The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966) Total Recall (1990) The Rock (1996) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Under Siege (1992) Total Recall (1990) Judge Dredd (1995) The Expendables 2 (2012) Moonraker (1979) The Running Man (1987) Watchmen (2009) Terminator 2: Judgement Day Diamonds Are Forever (1971) The Running Man (1987) Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011) Hellboy (2004) Batman (1989) Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) The Running Man (1987) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Hot Fuzz (2007)


Australian Man Blasts Drowning Pool To Piss Off Abortion Protesters June 19th, 2018 at 2:59pm Kayla

Rusev Day

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Words that Hurt

"Infest," "Violent," "Shithole": This Is The Language Trump Uses To Talk About Immigrants

Avengers News

Wading into a Pool I Know Nothing About (Again)

WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from June 18 Erik Beaston June 18, 2018

Thumbs Up for Q's Operation Mindcrime

For soooo many years, Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime" album was the only Queensryche release I would mention when discussing the band, which is why, I suspect, seeing this guy in Espionage wearing a t-shirt with that album on his t-shirt made me smile.

Loudwire lists two tracks from the album on their list of the 10 Best Queensryche songs - here - which I think is rather low. My personal favorite Q tune is "One and Only" - especially at this part, which the drummer in the video below NAILS perfectly.

He also nailed Metallica's "Ride the Lightning" here:


  1. Backing Up Your Work: Everything You Need to Know About External Hard Drive and Cloud Storage Solutions for Your Images
  2. How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything David Nield Yesterday 9:20am

Catching Up On Some Rummy Victories


Chris Pratt Tells Crowd: You Have a Soul, There is a God, and Learn to Pray

Monday, June 18, 2018


We Are Reasonable People

Whiplash & Seek

CA v Loki

Go ahead and Try to Take the Earth

Marvel's The Avengers:

Put Me on This Route

MITB Results

WWE Money in the Bank 2018 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

Jack Black Meets Slipknot

S Me

While the subject of the email I received tries to sell this sync tool as a way to "sync large files with friends and family," I see potential in using it as a way to store a backup of my music files. This is important because I have one of my PCs unplugged at home, which BackBlaze is not pleased about:

Backblaze has been unable to backup one of your hard drives for more than 21 days. Please connect any disconnected hard drives now to avoid data deletion from your backup on the computer named: W7_YYYY_MM_DD

Why is this important? Backblaze backs up your data, and data on additional hard drives looks like data on your computer. If you remove a hard drive it looks like that data has been deleted. Backblaze keeps data for 30 days after it gets removed from your computers, and this is true for additional hard drives that are unplugged too. If you'd like to learn more about how Backblaze interacts with multiple hard drives, please read our External Drive FAQ.

In order to ensure that your hard drive's data continues being backed up, please:
• Connect all hard drives
• Turn on your computer and connect it to the internet
• Make sure Backblaze is running
• Leave it running for at least a few hours.


I just really need to bite the bullet & purchase a second 8 TB external hard drive from Best Buy for ~$175 and be done. I've stewed about going down during my lunch hour for a couple of weeks now and I just need to do it. I figure I can actually store ~7 TB on a 8 TB external hard drive and for my 'main' external hard drives, I have

Overlooked Classic Gets the JS Treatment

Not about Shoes