a collection of randomness from the last few weeks; things i’ve learned, observations, etc.Icon_guy_working_at_computer

*In the Commonwealth of Virginia when they post “AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY” on crossovers between Interstate Highway Lanes THEY actually MEAN it.

*Speaking of The Commonwealth; Why do their Trooper patrol cars say “STATE POLICE” and not “COMMONWEALTH POLICE.” I mean, they ARE a Commonwealth afterall right? (I got jokes. Poor jokes, but jokes all the same)

*When it comes to news stories about Religion some people will flat out REFUSE to believe that just maybe there is another side of the story and will turn into vile, condescending pricks at the drop of a hat. Not that this is a big shock to me and it’s not something I just learned recently. I was more reminded of this fact recently

*People will spend massive amount of money to see a band live then drink so much they not only attempt to ruin the fun for everybody within 15 feet of them but there’s no way in hell they’ll even remember the trip or the band’s performance. This is a phenomenon I have never, nor will ever, understand.

*mentioning the word HEALTH CARE REFORM will send even the most rational person into a raging fit of irrational arguing. And that’s true for both sides of the political coin.

*College Football Season is so close you can almost taste it.

*a lot of so-called “heavy” bands could learn a lot from COALESCE (their new album OX is fantastic)

*No matter how many times you bitch slap them some people will come back begging for more while thinking you’re to stupid too see through their thinly veiled attempts.

*Sports teams never seem to learn what the rest of society figured out a long time ago; Some people are just scum plain and simple. No matter how fast their 40 time is or how strong their arm is.

*Touchscreen cellphones are bad enough (and god they are horrible) but…THIS? Really??

*Hate ’em or love ’em Nike can still release a pretty sweet looking shoe every now and again. At least they’re not producing crap like THIS

*If you’re going to shell out for a HD TV make sure you get your TV channels from Direct TV, or even Dish Network. Having just converted back to Direct TV after 6 months on a cable provider that only offered 10 or so HD channels I’ve learned that lesson.

That’s it for now. I’ll leave you with some album/tv show/book/whatever recommendations i’ve been into of late that you should check out.

Coalesce – OX
The Dead Weather – Horehound
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and The GrooGrux King
Clutch – Strange Cousins From The West

When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
The Appeal – John Grisham

Rescue Me (although the most recent episodes have been aggravating me lately)
Better off Ted (quirky and fun..I hope ABC actually does something with it)
Spongebob Square Pants (comes with the territory of being a father)
Entourage (I know a lot of people have fallen off the bandwagon, but I’m still enjoying the show)