Remember when it use to be cool to post on blogs?

Posted on February 20th, 2008 at 11:53 am by Taz.

Well I see the TDH blog website has been getting lots of great posts in the past few months. So I decided to post something for you all to read!

Remember when it was cool when you posted stuff on your blog site?

Yeah, I don’t either. So here’s to posting less and less until TDH blogsite is no more.

Huzzah!

Damn Fortune Cookie

Posted on October 4th, 2007 at 2:03 pm by gregh.

Okay so fortune cookies are costing me money now. I went out to lunch at a Chinese restaurant with a good friend. After our meal we got the typical bill with fortune cookies. I grabbed one opened it up and what did I get? The community chest card of fortune cookies: “You should pay the bill, you are feeling generous”. Why couldn’t I have drawn the, beauty pageant one, and win fifty bucks from everyone at the table. But alas I had to be generous, I guess it worked out; I was only out to lunch with one friend, and not ten or twenty. My friend did take the fortune with him, I did warn him however, I won’t pick up the bill if “suddenly” fortune cookies appear at Bob Chins, or Wildfire.

Does Parker brothers know some guy somewhere is stealing there community chest cards and putting them on fortune cookies?!

Astronaut Dreams Dashed

Posted on September 19th, 2007 at 10:16 am by gregh.

Yesterday NASA began accepting job applications for becoming an Astronaut. So going through the requirements, bachelor degree in engineering, I got that. Vision correctable to 20/20, I got that. Height between 5 foot 2, and 6 foot 3, what the hell. I’m too TALL to be an astronaut.

I’M TOO TALL!

I knew I shouldn’t have drank all that milk as a kid. Maybe I can fib on my application say I’m 6 foot 3, and just slouch and go barefoot when I go for the interview.

For those people who are the “right” height for NASA, here is the job application Job Application.

When you get to space, look for me from orbit. I’ll be the tall speck staring at the stars.

Spam – Not the tasty food in a can

Posted on July 27th, 2007 at 2:43 pm by Taz.

What is up with all this spam that hits tdh? I mean it use to just be in our email accounts but now it has seeped into our blog site. Shouldn’t there be someone monitoring this shit. It freaking ridiculous. I’m sure you already know the statistics on how much spam goes through the internet daily. But seriously this is out of control though and I think they should make a law or if they have, start enforcing it more maybe. Thats my two and half cents on that.

Apple iPhone: WHAT THE HELL?!

Posted on June 29th, 2007 at 10:44 am by gregh.

Okay. The Apple iPhone is being released today at 6 pm. YESTERDAY I saw people waiting in line to get there chance to purchase an iPhone, more then 24 hours earlier then the release date. The iPhone is a 500 to 600 dollar phone, plus a minimum 2 year contract of 60 dollars a month. How the hell can people afford to skip work, and wait in line for this phone? On top of it, Apple/AT&T has not announced how many iPhones are available at each store. So who knows if you are waiting in line in vain or not?

I understand people waiting in line for a movie. If you don’t have a job, nothing better today, I can see waiting in line and paying 10 dollars for a movie. I can see waiting in line for a video game console. That brings countless hours of entertainment, and if you want to turn a quick buck, sell it on eBay the day of the release, and get back over two to three times the amount you spent on the gaming system. But it’s a phone! It may be a unique phone, but it is still just a phone. On top of it, the sales goals Apple is putting out for this phone, it doesn’t sound like you would have to wait long to pick one up, even if they did sell out tonight.

What I took away from this iPhone launch is that I should have invested in AT&T and Apple 6 months ago.

Backpacking 101

Posted on May 17th, 2007 at 9:17 am by gregh.

Okay, last weekend I had my first backpacking trip. I learned a few things, that I think I should share.
Greg

  • Carrying 30 Lbs on your back dramatically affects how far you can hike.
  • Hills are harder then flat ground
  • Setting up a Tent for the first time at night, is not the best idea
  • Every Ounce matters
  • After 10 miles Legs, Hips, and Shoulders will be sore
  • Stairs are not your friend for the next few days

The trip didn’t go exactly as planned. It ended a day early, but learned a lot. The next trip will be a more reasonable distance between camp sites. Overall the trip was great, and learned a ton.

Bee Rapture!

Posted on May 10th, 2007 at 12:11 pm by gregh.

The rapture has happened! The only creature holy enough to get collected were BEE’s! Bee’s have disappeared across planet. Granted some Bee’s were sinfully enough to suffer down here on earth with the rest of the sinners. So we are not totally screwed. Outside of the metaphysical questions (Why only bee’s? What have we done to piss off god? What about birds? etc), how will this affect us? Well the immediate effect is higher honey prices. Longer term, any plants that rely on bees to pollinate are going to be in short supply.

In all seriousness, its not unheard of for a bee colony to just get abandon, but as far as science knows, it’s never happened on this scale before. The Bee disappearance first noticed in North America, but now looks like Europe is see similar colony collapses, and it may also be happening in Brazil. Pretty wild stuff, no one knows why it’s happening, theories are wide ranging, but no reason has been found. Outside of the Bee Rapture of course.

Too old to be cool too young to be Retro

Posted on April 24th, 2007 at 10:36 pm by Prisoner.

Frankly the title says it all. Let me relate to you all (the three people that read this) my little story of self awareness. There are teenagers alive today who have never heard of the Beetles. Okay, so its not a story. But its the truth. Now I am no classic rock pushing lunatic but come on… the Beetles man… Never even heard of them? I have always figured the Beetles fell into the same category as Shakespeare. You may not have ever read him but you sure as hell know who he is. It nearly as disturbing to me as way back in the nineties when there were 14 year old girls upset that I ruined the ending of titanic for them by telling them the ship sunk.

Not that I am comparing historical ignorance to the knowledge of a rock group but the impact of learning of said ignorance is similar. It may be time for Bowling for Soup to do a follow-up song called 1995. It could be all about me. When DID Nirvana become classic rock? Maybe its the Fatherhood venom rushing through my veins but I have a strange urge to sit Brodie down and tell him about the good old days when Transformers were metal and there was nothing cooler than a talking car with a swooshy light in its grill. There are children out there who think that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a cheap american ripoff of an Anime.

So what’s my point? I guess there is none but damnit I want to be retro! When I tell highschoolers that I saw Nirvana live they ask me where my walker is. I am definately not even close to being old. I think kids have just lost there generational depth. there I’ve said it. Teh inturweb has removed the need for adults to bore their children with tales of days long gone and therefore stopped the flow of wonderful Americana. So here I am protesting this by blogging….. yeah I’m done.

Secondhand Citizens

Posted on March 20th, 2007 at 4:00 pm by gregh.

So last week on the 15th, cook county no smoking ordinance went into effect. Now each individual city was allowed to override this ordinance. If the town chooses not to, it bans smoking in all public places, including work environments, restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys. As well as 15 feet of all public entrances.

As a result of this ordinance, the company I work for have installed bus stop size smoking huts. These huts are littered around the outside of the building, and are intended for the smoker to use, so he does not pollute the fresh air with their tobacco smoke. These huts are fully enclosed, and are completely transparent.

It’s a little creeping now, looking outside, seeing the fellow employee’s smoking in confining booths. It’s like they are a separate class of people now. Relegated not even to separate yet equal space. Pretty disturbing.

Of course, they ask society to pay for their lung cancer.

“Bomb” Scare Boston, Chicago the WORLD!

Posted on February 1st, 2007 at 3:39 pm by mikelee.

So… ATHF advertisements are threats. HILARIOUS! I figured I would make a comment about this overly publicized POS and beat the dead horse a little more. So I guess simply put it’s now illegal and federal offense of terrorism or terrorism hoax to put up a sign. They aren’t anything more than an electric sign, like a light bright. I understand the need for caution, but some of these have been up for weeks without being noticed. I’d be a little more worried if there was that much panic WEEKS after they were put up. Also, some had already gone missing and now showing up on ebay. Means people saw them, probably laughed and went about their life. Isn’t there any logic being used? Before shutting down the city of Boston and notifying the press, didn’t anyone consider actually taking a look at the “electronic device?” Guess not…