Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eldrick Returns

Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods makes his return to golf this week after an 8 month layoff to lay around in bed with his Swedish model wife rehab his reconstructed knee. Tiger also recently had a son, Charlie, who weighed in at 8lbs 7oz under par.

Did you all see the new family picture? Couldn't they have squeezed a glorious rainbow into the picture? Maybe a kitten licking frosting off a cupcake? Let's see if we can't ramp up the cuteness factor next time boys.

With Tiger's return, golf emerges from it's winter hibernation - and men around the country anxiously await the opening of their nearest driving range. For you NFL fans, this also now provides a new excuse to give the wife for why you need to spend all Sunday in front of the TV again. And lastly, Republicans now have a black man on TV they actually want to watch. Zing!

Here are a few of the best Tiger Commercials for your viewing pleasure:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Your Moment of Zen

All of you need to take a break from Debbie-Downer economy talk, and laugh once in awhile.

Watching this clip, I laughed heartily for 37 seconds.

If you're one of the 4 people on earth who don't get the reference, click here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fit To Be Tied

Confession: I'm slightly OCD when it comes to organization and neatness. One of the places this is highly evident is my bedroom walk-in closet. I like everything neatly pressed, hung, straight, folded, you name it.

However, I've always had an issue with how to keep my ties organized. Ties don't really fold or store easily, and in order to properly scan your collection when dressing in the morning - they all need to be visible in some way. There are plenty of cheesy 'motorized tie racks' on the market - but I've never felt that a $20 plastic wheel that runs on batteries was suitable for expensive yards of silk.

With the lack of a decent tie solution, I've resorted to simply draping my ties over the mirror in my closet. This allows the ties to hang, but they tend to pile up on each other - and I can't see more than 50% of them without doing some digging. In addition, they've started overtaking the mirror - leaving only a few inches of mirror space.

The Problem:

This week I decided the monster was growing out of control, and it was due time to figure out a solution to this tie conundrum. After some thought, my solution was to install two bronze towel bars above my dressing corner. I took a bit of inspiration from a recent post on A Suitable Wardrobe, and I think the end result is perfect for my needs.

This layout gives me more space to spread the ties out, and I can see most all of my ties in the morning when selecting one for the day. I also gain back my mirror space, and what a stunning reflection it is.

I did a quick inventory, and counted 51 ties - with the majority being from Brooks Brothers or Ted Baker. Ties and pocket squares are one of the few places where a businessman can show off a bit of personality.

One view of the other half of the closet:

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Lovely Lady Lumps

This is a picture of the woman who just gave birth to Octuplets, A.K.A "OctoMom".

This officially replaces 'Margaret Thatcher Naked On A Cold Day' as my mental image...well, you know.

In a related story, I'll be hiding in my panic room for the rest of the evening until I stop screaming.

Here's a video of how I imagine the birth went:

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm On A Boat

The latest from SNL's Digital Shorts.

Few things I enjoy more than mocking hip-hop culture.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


This "Stimulus" Bill is a joke. Take a look at some of the absolute garbage the Democrats are filling this bill with. What's so frustrating for we Republicans and Conservatives is that these things have absolutely no chance of producing a return on investment.

I heard an interesting fact the other day: If we were to eliminate all taxes in this country, starting today - including all income taxes, social security, etc.....and cut them until August, that would amount to the same $900 Billion as the Democrats are proposing to spend. Think about that. Think of the jolt that 'tax holiday' would give the economy. What would you stimulate yourself with if you suddenly had 20%-30% more in your paycheck every week until August? Just food for thought.

I'll leave you with the Larry Kudlow Creed: "Free-Market Capitalism is the best path to prosperity." Tax-and-Spend-Socialist-Bloated-Government is not.

Thankfully, I sense the tide is changing on this - and the American people aren't going to swallow a $900 Billion Nancy Pelosi pill.

(Seriously. Look at that link above. It's shameful to take those items, at those prices, and try and pass it off as a 'stimulus.')