Sunday, January 16, 2011

Favorite Law School Moments

Regarding a case of a woman suing for having her nude photos published in Hustler instead of Playboy where she intended them to be published:

Female Classmate: "Now I'm not a connoisseur of Porno..."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thank you Major Dad

Several months ago I sent out a scientific survey to many of you. This missive was to determine once and for all the most iconic (thank Major Galan) song of the 1990s. As most of you know this decade was the apogee of music, everything since has been derivative tripe. Sadly what none of you knew was that this was not in fact a survey but a test, and you all failed. I'm very disappointed in you.

The correct answer is that there are four iconic songs of the 1990s. One from each of the major genres of music.

For the greatest genre of music in the 1990's--alternative--we have Beck's "Loser". Yes, "Smell's Like Teen Spirit" won the popular vote in my survey/test but this, like America, is not a true democracy. Beck won the electoral college vote (now you know the anger and disappoint I felt in 2000. Eight years of "President" Bush, damn you retired liberal-Jewish Buchanan supporters).

For those of us who couldn't quite say goodbye to our 1980s style mullets fear not, for the iconic Metal/Rock song of the 1990s was none other then the ever terrifying Metallica with the creepiest bedtime prayer in their anthem Enter Sandman. Please note this video finished second in our "holy cow that's the scarriest video I've ever seen" to Black Hole Sun. The melty faces were so scary.

Now for the first time here on this blog, and not for the last says Wife. We'll include a previously ignored branch of music and give it it's full credit. Country music didn't completely, totally suck in the 1990s. It just mostly sucked. And coming in with the least sucky country song of the decade (and thus the genre's most iconic song) we have Garth Brooks, "Friends in Low Places." I'd link the video but I just can't bring myself to do it.

Lastly, representing Hip-hop we have Sir Mix-a-Lot's ode to the gleuteously enhanced, "Baby Got Back". "36-26-36, yeah if she's 5'3" indeed sir. I salute you.

So that's it. Those are the most iconic songs of the decade. There is no argument. So don't bother trying to nay say me. Thus sayeth the First.

Now coolest video of the decade...well that's easy. IT'S SABOTAGE!!!!

For the record this is better if you watch the videos on the blog and don't just poke around on Facebook. Blogging is so 2000s.

Sunday, January 09, 2011


[ri-zolv]-verb-to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something)
It is the time of year when many of us make resolutions to improve ourselves or to change things we don't like. I'm not a huge fan of making New Year's resolutions because they always seem to be forgotten by my birthday and I don't like waiting for a calendar change to decide to fix something about myself. I figure I should make the improvements when I notice a problem.

But I do have some goals for 2011, things I'd like to have accomplished by the time 2012 rolls around. So here they are, in no particular order:

1. Run my first marathon. In preparation I plan on running a 15k with Husband in July. I've joined a gym so I can keep myself in some sort of running shape during these snowy months in Buffalo so I don't have to start from scratch when I can run outside again.

2. I'd like to learn to make schnitzel. We both enjoyed it the last time we had it (though this was at Disney World and I swear they could serve dirt as a meal and I would love it if it was at Disney) and I like to cook.

3. I want to have a cleaner house more often. I don't really like cleaning the entire house in a day, and want to spend some of each day tidying up so it doesn't get to the point where I have to spend an entire day cleaning.

4. I want to continue reading and learning. This one is easy for me because I enjoy both of these activities so much. I should probably work on doing this less so #3 can actually get done.

5. Eating better. Husband and I are already much better at this since we simplified our lives and moved to Buffalo. We eat out less so our portion sizes are under much better control and the food we cook is often much better for us that what we'd get at a restaurant anyway.

6. I want to get some photos up on this blog of our finished house before we sold it and of our apartment here in Buffalo, for comparison reasons. I should also quit procrastinating and update my other blog.

There are other things but this is enough sharing for now. Good luck to all of you as you try to become better as well. Here's to an excellent 2011! For now here's a photo from our trip out west last summer.