Saturday, June 30, 2007

Weekend Music Video

Nine Inch Nails - Closer

This is what music videos were made for. Much more than just the musical aspect of a song, it's the visual impact of what the artist is trying to convey that really drives home the message. Few musicians came as close to "nailing it" as Trent Reznor.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Some Signs I Put Up Today...

Click pictures to enlarge.

The two signs above and below this paragraph were posted in a new location I found along the western anchor of the San Mateo Bridge, a span that connects the East Bay to the San Francisco Peninsula. The average daily traffic on the San Mateo Bridge is 93,000 vehicles. Due to the clever placement of these signs between bushes and fenceline, that means my signs will be seen by several hundred thousand commuters going to and from work over the next several days.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Weekend Music Video

The Cure - Lovesong

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's Official

President Bush Loves Unborn Babies but Despises Humans Living Outside of the Womb *
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer

Vetoing a stem cell bill for the second time, President Bush on Wednesday sought to placate those who disagree with him by signing an executive order urging scientists toward what he termed "ethically responsible" research in the field.

Bush announced no new federal dollars for stem cell research, which supporters say holds the promise of disease cures, and his order would not allow researchers to do anything they couldn't do under existing restrictions.

Announcing his veto to a roomful of supporters, Bush said, "If this legislation became law, it would compel American taxpayers for the first time in our history to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos. I made it clear to Congress and to the American people that I will not allow our nation to cross this moral line."

When asked for further comment, President Bush replied...

"I hope all of you free-breathing fleshbags can see this, because y'all make me sick to my stomach. Don't you and your fancy science people know that fetuses are more important than your stupid diseases? Yer all gonna die anyway! SCREW YOU!!"

The President's closest advisor, meanwhile, was very pleased....

"Your numbers with The Big Guy are up, up, WAYYYY UP !!! At this rate, you should have enough points to burn in ... er, um, go to heaven before the end of your term. LOL."

*My title, not Deb's.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Saving Saddam

A Freewayblogging Tale

Some names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the not-so-innocent.

As any regular visitor to this blog will tell you, I love hanging signs at Hospital Curve in San Francisco. This stretch of Interstate 101 is positively packed with cars not only during the evening commute, but at most of the time throughout the day.

In a recent post on this blog, I decided to hang a sign at the Hospital Curve overpass which displayed both the current U.S. military casualty count and a picture of Saddam Hussein asking the public a question...

The death toll sign was taken down sometime shortly after it was put up. Maybe at the end of the day or a few hours after being hung there. The Saddam sign, however, stayed up for two days.

On the third day, I figured I might as well go out there and post another sign and maybe recover Saddam's picture as sometimes the signs are just left on the ground after being yanked. I told my son, Mini-Me, to get in the car so we could go rescue Saddam. He looked at me quizzically, and I said, "Just get in the car".

As we headed North on the 101 towards the city and rounded the curve, there he was; Saddam Hussein looking down at me and asking that unanswered question, "Happy?". What started as a hunch, turned into a rescue mission and I looked at Mini-Me in that way only a father can look at his son and said, "We can still save Saddam". That's when the lightbulb went on over his head.

I whipped the car off the freeway at the next exit and made haste for the pedestrian bridge.When we reached the span, there was the death toll sign, laying on the ground in tattered shreds below Saddam's visage. I instructed Mini-Me to quickly pick up the remnants of the torn sign while I removed Saddam from his post on The Bridge of Truth.

When i got home, I tried to put the casualty sign back together but, alas, the "guy who takes down the signs" had left all but one crucial one foot by six inch piece of the sign behind. That clever bastard. "I'm not defeated yet, you son-of-a-bitch!", my mind screamed out.

Realizing that every cloud has a silver lining, I glanced over at Saddam and said, "I've got plenty of cardboard. I'll make another sign for you."

Monday, June 18, 2007

One Way to Have a Great Father's Day

1. Get up in the morning and head to the beach with your drum crew (son included).

2. When you get home, fire up the grill and cook up some T-Bone steaks for the family.

3. Bask in the knowledge that being a father is, without doubt, the most rewarding and gratifying part of your life.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Weekend Music Video

No Doubt - Sunday Morning

Friday, June 15, 2007

Comedy Break

I think it's time for a little comic relief. I was inspired by fellow blogger Graeme Anfinson at Left in East Dakota. If you haven't checked out Graeme's blog, please do. It's worth the click.

Kids in the Hall - Business Suit Trappers

Proof that Canadians have a better sense of humor than anyone on the planet.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My Trip To See Michael Moore

Yesterday I made a journey to the state capitol in Sacramento to see Michael Moore who is promoting his latest documentary, SiCKO, due out on June 29.

Michael was also at the capitol to help the nurses' unions push for SB840 an HR676 to provide health care for all in the State of California.

I was able to get close enough to get a few good shots of him as he came out of the capitol building and then spoke to the crowd.

While it was pretty cool getting a chance to see my favorite filmmaker, it was the journey itself that was totally kickass and the most memorable part of the day.

I took a train to Berkeley where the originator of the modern free-speech movement, Scarlet, picked me up. Did we do any freewayblogging on our way to and from Sacramento?

(Is the pope catholic?)

Here's Scarlet, demonstrating how incredibly easy it is to put up a freewayblog. I was snapping photos as fast as I could because the whole process literally takes seconds.

During the drive we had plenty of time to talk about our craft. We both still can't figure out why people aren't doing this, and we still don't quite have it pinpointed but i told him that I'm convinced he's never going to get freewayblogging done as a large-scale movement across the country. In my opinion, people are just too damn lazy to do it.

If you were to ask me who won American Idol or where the next Survivor show is going to be held, I honestly couldn't tell you. I don't watch enough television to give you that information. I'm too busy letting every person who drives a car in the San Francisco area know what I feel about the government. I'm having too much damn fun to be bothered with things like television.

Bottom line, when the whole country turns into a complete judeo/christian theocracy (are we there yet?) and people start asking why nobody did anything to stop it, I can say that I did do something. I really don't care if everyone across the country is doing this or not. Just as long as I know that I'm doing it, and I'm showing my children that they can do it, I can sleep better at night.

I think it's safe to say that anyone and everyone travelling east and west on the Highway 80 corridor between Berkeley and Sacramento yesterday knew that there was at least one guy hanging signs on the freeway (possibly two).

Monday, June 11, 2007

Warning: American Stupidity is Highly Contagious

Bush Is Greeted Warmly in Albania

TIRANA, Albania, June 10 — His poll numbers may be in the tank at home, but when he zipped through this tiny, relentlessly pro-American nation today, President Bush was received like a rock star.

Military cannons boomed a 21-gun-salute in his honor. Thousands jammed Scanderbeg Square in downtown Tirana, wearing Uncle Sam top hats in the sweltering sun, hoping to glimpse the presidential motorcade. The superlatives flowed so freely that Mr. Bush looked a tad sheepish when Prime Minister Sali Berisha proclaimed him “the greatest and most distinguished guest we have ever had in all times.”
Full story here.

No need to worry, readers. I've already notified the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There still may be time to save this little country from turning into the world-destroying monster that my own nation has become. Although, judging from this photo, I may be too late....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Weekend Music Video

I know you've all been sitting there with anticipation wondering what video PTCruiser is going to post this week. Well, I apologize for the delay. I was busy rescuing Saddam (more on this in an upcoming post).

Without further ado, here is your weekend music video....

Marilyn Manson-The Beautiful People

My wife says she can't watch the video because the singer is creeping her out too much. I can't imagine why.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Saddam Wants To Ask You Something

U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 3,500 By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer

The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

In a rare televised interview, al-Sadr blamed the United States for Iraq's woes, often referring to it as "the occupier" and accusing it of being behind the sectarian violence, the growing schism between Iraq's majority Shiites and once-dominant Sunni Arabs and economic hardships."We are now facing a brutal Western assault against Islam," he said, draped in his traditional black robe and turban. "This agenda must be countered with a cultural resistance," he said.

Full story here.

And so, Saddam has just one thing to ask all of you self-proclaimed "patriotic Americans" who are determined to maintain a military force in Iraq...

Click picture to enlarge.

I added a few more of my signs across the city to help drive home the point....

Thursday, June 07, 2007

How Rich, White People Get Treated When They Go To Prison

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Book Burning in Little Havana

Fla. school board asks to pull Cuba book
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press Writer

Civil-liberties lawyers Wednesday defended a book about Cuba that omits references to Fidel Castro's communist government, as a judge asked them to compare the work to a hypothetical book about Adolf Hitler that didn't mention the Holocaust.

The discussion came as the Miami-Dade County School District asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to remove 49 copies of "Vamos a Cuba" and its English-language version, "A Visit to Cuba," from its libraries. The board argues that the books, for children ages 5 to 8, present an inaccurate view of life in Cuba.

Senior Judge Donald Walter asked American Civil Liberties Union attorney JoNel Newman if a school board would be allowed to remove a Hitler book omitting the Holocaust from library shelves.

Newman said "Vamos a Cuba" is a geography book about daily life on the island, not about Castro himself.

"The political reality in Cuba is not what the book is about," Newman said. "The school board can't remove it because it wishes to inject a political message into it."

Circuit Judge Ed Carnes noted that "there's a difference in enormity" between the Holocaust and actions by Castro's government, but that Walter's hypothetical addressed the "omission of facts."

Carnes presented his own hypothetical, asking Newman if a book about North Korea could be pulled from shelves because it failed to mention problems in that communist government.

Newman countered by saying such political discussions shouldn't be required for books for elementary school students, arguing whether a book about the Great Wall of China must mention Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong.

Full story here.

It's a geography book for little grade-school-age children, for crying out loud.

I don't expect the public schools that my children attend to teach them about the atrocities committed in the name of Capitalism; I'm perfectly capable of teaching it to them myself. So if you want your child to know what you think of Fidel and the history of Cuba, then by all means teach it to your children, not everyone else's.

Of course, these are the same sick vultures who were dancing in the streets when they heard about Castro lying on what was, at the time, thought to be his death-bed....

These people can't wait for that man to die.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Support Our Troops - Chapter 4

I'm dragging this thread out of the basement because this news item is just irritating the hell out of me. Being a military veteran myself, I just can't believe that this patriotic soldier is being treated this way by the country he so proudly served.

What kind of nation are we becoming when a man with an obvious amount of pride is punished for exercising his right to free speech? FREE SPEECH !!!!

Honestly, it makes me want to cry when I think that I wasted four years serving a country that treats patriots as if they were scum. What the hell was I thinking?

You know, I was actually proud to be a member of the United States Air Force. There was a time, when I was in uniform, that I used to actually get a lump in my throat when they played the Star Spangled Banner. Nowadays, when I hear that song, I just get a sick feeling in my stomach, thinking about all of the death and destruction, shock and awe, and fire and brimstone we as a nation have brought down upon this world.

Want to know what kind of work I did in the Air Force? Check it out here. The pictures of the guys in the hardhats are pictures of what I did. I was a Missile Maintenance Technician in the Strategic Air Command at this base. We test-launched nuclear missiles. Missiles designed to destroy milions of people.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Rotting Teeth in America

Not satisfied with their attempt at destroying our precious pet population, the Chinese government has launched an all-out assault on dental hygiene in the USA. Why do they hate us so much? The real problem appears to be their jealousy of our God-given freedom to choose our brand of dentifrice.

US checks toothpaste for toxins

Health officials in the United States say they are checking all shipments of toothpaste imported from China for contamination with toxic chemicals.

Full terrifying story here.

In the meantime, the Department of Homeland Security is recommending that patriotic families across the nation use duct tape as a preventive measure to put a stop to toothpaste poisoning. Pictured below is an example for the rest of us to follow...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Weekend Music Video

A nightmarish video about the horrors of war. The movie scenes in the video are from the film, "Johnny Got His Gun", released in 1971.

Metallica - One

More Improvements

I purchased a laptop computer recently. Hopefully this will allow me to post more frequently thanks to its portability. Looks like we need a video in here before the weekend is over.