Submitted by Chad on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 20:22.
Submitted by Chad on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 16:10.
I was surprised to read this after just hearing that she was, once again, the voice of the Enterprise computer. She seemed like a wonderful person. The entire Trek universe and all who enjoyed it are mournful. I hope that she got a chance to see how the new film was shaping up before she left us.
Submitted by Chad on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 13:00.
I just saw this article from The Telegraph. If her expressionless botox face will never again not emote on screen, I'll be a happy man. I've always found her exessively creepy and very hard to relate to in her movie roles and in real life. To top it off she married Tom Cruise. Who can marry him and have any sense whatsoever? Of course, I'm pretty sure she may agree with me on that point now. But I wish her retirement well and hope it is very successful. That way, there will be less of a chance I'll have to see her act in a movie ever again :).
Submitted by Chad on Mon, 11/17/2008 - 14:25.
As with most American households, we drink a lot of pop. We go through a ton of it on my gaming nights where 6-10 people consume a lot of beverages. By the time all is said and done, I'll guess we go through around 160 cans per month. Even though we recycle them very faithfully (our recycling can is always chock full!), I still feel guilty for all the waste of having to ship all that liquid. It also still takes energy to recycle all those cans and bottles.
Recently I started using a lot of Crystal Lite to help me cut down. That is helping, except when I need a caffine boost and don't feel like coffee. I also miss the carbonation sometimes. So I started looking at different home soda solutions. I landed on www.sodaclubusa.com. They basically sell you a system that let's you create soda water using a special refilling system and gas cartridges. They also sell a ton of soda flavors. After it arrives, I'll post my reaction to their system and their soda flavors.
This is environmentally friendly for a number of reasons.
First is uses reusable bottles.The model I purchased (Using a coupon code from retailmenot.com I saved $30!) is the Penguin plus package. Perhaps its the Linux penguin geek in me, but in reality, I thought that the glass decanters will last longer than the plastic.
Submitted by Stephanie on Sun, 11/16/2008 - 21:39.
Baby wearing Moms of the World Unite! Down with Motrin. Wearing your baby is not taxing or painful and all the wearing/carriers tell you that. If it hurts take it off and adjust! Don't be a stupid mama!
I am posting my letter to the President of Mcneil Consumer Healthcare which was one of the culprits responsible for the tasteless add. You can no longer view the add on their website because Motrin took it down and took their whole website offline in the process. Shows you how much they know about websites. Yikes. Anyway the one of the reasons the ad was taked down was because of on mom's conscious effort. I'm trying to attach her video as well but may have to get Chad to do that later!.
Here is my letter:
Submitted by Stephanie on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 21:35.
I voted in my first presidential election in the scandal of 2000. Imagine how I felt after watching the HBO special "Recount" realizing how much my vote counts. Then in 2004 I voted primarially because Chad made me. I was disillusioned and hurt by my first voting experience. Now in 2008 I have been vindicated and I can say that I do feel that my vote does matter. I don't believe it is just because the person I believe in and hoped for did win. There are others I did vote for that did't win. I believe my vote mattered because the person I voted for ran a trementous, positive, well-strategized campaigne in a way that no other politician has in history and in a way that no other Democratic nominee would have had they been the choosen 'one'.
Through the last 8 years I have watched movies like Independence Day and cried at President Bill Pullmans speech before they pound the crap out of the aliens. Or thought of President Palmer/Allstate fro 24 and wished that he was our real president and that "little bush" was actually a funny cartoon on comedy central. Then I shake the stars out of my eyes and reality sinks back in. GW Bush has crushed our hopes, dreams, prosperity, and liberty as Ameicans in ways thata I can hardly speak of with out getting worked into a tizzy. But look now over the capital hill!
Submitted by Chad on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 23:27.
"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from
parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the
forgotten corners of our world our stories are singular, but our
destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To
those who would tear this world down we will defeat you. To those who
seek peace and security we support you. And to all those who have
wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright tonight we proved
once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the
might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring
power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding
For that is the true genius of America that America can change. Our
union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope
for what we can and must achieve tomorrow."
I wept after this point. Just think. We get to hear this man and his ideas in this manner for the next 4-8 years. I'm sorry grateful and happy. What a night!
Submitted by Chad on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 22:16.
Starting today this country is on a new path. One that includes all people in the hope for a better life. I hope my 20 month old son Shane can remember cheering for Obama tonight.
This isn't the end. This is just the beginning. The American people now have hope to redeem ourselves from the last 8 years. I love America! I'm so inspired right now and Obama hasn't even given his speech yet!
My wife just said, "I hope there are many more presidents like this for Shane to vote for when he grows up". Me too honey. Me too!
Submitted by Chad on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 18:30.
MSNBC has released its electoral voting map.
Submitted by Chad on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 17:30.
This looks cool and perhaps less boring than CNN/MSNBC (Fox?... They will be sooooo depressed on Fox tonight). I plan on checking them out tonight. Click on the link above or the graphic below to go to their site. Its being broadcast on Current TV on cable. Its 107 on my Comcast cable channel list.
I also found this really handy election results page on HuffingtonPost.com. It has just about every single results widget from all the major networks and web sites out there.
The Google Gadget seems to have gone down. So I removed it. Go here for the MSNBC Gadget on StephandChadSutton.com instead!