Thursday, October 27, 2005

Another Example of Taking Life Too Seriously!

Interesting story from Minnesota about a women who put up Halloween displays on her lawn of tombstones with "funny" names on them. The classics like "Mike Hunt", "Hugh Jass" "Ben Dover" and others that we used get other people to say, and make a whole bunch of people laugh. Childish? Probably, Immature? Maybe, but offensive?
Well a couple of people in town who probably don't have a sense of humor, or at the very least incapable of moving on with life, have filed complaints with the city.
Kids, if the lady had put signs on her lawn saying "Go &*%$ Yourself!", then maybe you would have a reason to complain(even though she may have a right to say so). In my opinion, people who complain about such "trivial" things, seem to think that freedom of speech (or freedom in general) means the freedom to b*&ch. If we are going have such a thing as "freedom" that means freedom for all, and occasionally having to live with things that you don't like. And if you don't know what to say to your kids when they see the signs. Explain it to them, because they may be the only ones who think it's funny!(Plus they would come up to you in the next three days coming up with new names! Irritating after a while, but it encourages creativity!)
The only reason I'm upset about it, is because there wasn't a tombstone for Al Kohalic!
By the way this post was sponsored by former Race Car Driver Dick Trickle!
Have a Great Day!

For the complete story Click Here!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rick & Pete Special Vol. 2!

Click here to watch(or right click to download).

Went through the archives today and found six minutes of video.

Sketches include:
Good Morning Madison & Should Madison allow Casino Gambling!

I Smell Bacon! Does Anyone Else Smell Bacon!

There are lot of things going on in the world right now. Gas prices are high, Saddam still thinks he is President(of the U.S. even), Killer Hurricanes, and the Green Bay Packers may have losing season. So what is on the mind of the Wisconsin State Journal's front page today?
Wild Pigs!
Yes folks, wild pigs are taking over Wisconsin! I could barely get out of the house today without being attacked by a pack of swine! No wonder the Packers are struggling with the scent of manure all over the place.
For the extremely informative story Click here!

updated 2/23/09

Radioaffliction Podcast Vol.3!

For volume 3 of The Radioaffliction click Here! Or Right Click to download!

In this episode (former)Co-Host Rick Harrington joins me as we celebrate his 35th Birthday!!!!

Topics include:
* Watching Leaves Change Color
* Innocent Hollywood Crushes (female!)
* Driving Pet Peeves
* The New James Bond
* Movies That Made Us Sad
* Why are People Still Camping?
* Part Two of Peter & Peck Old Time Radio's Version of "The Shadow"

Tell Us What You Think!

Update 10/18/05: All Radioaffliction Podcasts and Videos are available for a free subscription with iTunes!
and Yahoo! Or audio only podcasts are also available at Odeo!

Monday, October 17, 2005

No Love for The $2 Dollar Bill!

Cute post from Dorene M Lorenz about a Taco Bell manager who wouldn't accept a two dollar bill, because he thought it didn't exist! Someone straightened him out, but it worries me that I think a lot of people probably believe that there isn't a two dollar bill. It's also a slap in the face to Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest Americans of all time, author of the "Declaration of Independence" and one of the great editors of "The Bible"(by pretty much taking all the crap out of it). The two dollar bill should be the most practical of all the currencies, which is probably why it's hardly used! What would you rather have four one dollar bills or just two, two dollar bills? It's a nice even number that combined with other currencies, should make life easier, and heck it makes more sense than pennies do at this point. Now before I go any further, I should point out that I myself do not have a wallet full of Thomas Jefferson's right now, but I think tomorrow, let's help out all those bored bank tellers out there and all get ten dollars worth of two dollar bills, and get these things rolling again!

Dorene didn't have a hyperlink to the story so I put it in the comment section!

Update 10/23/05
Throwing a little love for T.J. with the new nickels that have a new profile of Jefferson, and the old buffalo on the back.
Very Nice! The only problem is: It's still a nickel!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

How To Make & Eat A Raw Beef Sandwich!

Watch this informative video, as Jim Reid shows How to Make & Eat a Raw Beef Sandwich!
Jim follows our Grandfathers recipe! Yum, Yum!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Radioaffliction Podcast Vol.2!

It's Back! For volume 2 of The Radioaffliction Click Here to listen in your browser or right click to download!

In this episode:
* Intro and Welcome Back
* Hurricane Katrina
* The News You Didn't Know You Needed to Know
* Antique Corner
* Interview Segment: Adam Clay: aspiring author and creator of The Creative Workshop. Talks about his new blog and needs your help to self publish his new book.
* Traveling With Rick
* Raising the Intellectual Level: Why I Don't Think I am Ever Getting Married!
* Something Personal
* Peter & Peck Old Time Radio's version of "The Shadow" pt. 1

Check it out and tell me what you think!

Response from our last show:
"Fantastic! I'm doing cart wheels over the Radioaffliction Podcast!"

The Radioaffliction is now available to subscribe on PodcastAlley and!

Rick & Pete Special!

I was having a little fun with the new iMovie this weekend, and found some video clips with my friend Rick and myself, and made this eight minute clip. Right click here to download or just click once to open is a new browser window(may take a little bit to load that is why I recommend downloading).

If you don't have Quicktime already installed click here for the free download!

This is an experiment with video,editing and video on the web, I would love feed back.
Thanks and enjoy,
Stay tuned for the next Radioaffliction!

Radioaffliction Podcast Vol.1!

It's Finally Here! The Radioaffliction Podcast! For the Latest edition of The Radioaffliction podcast Click Here to listen in your browser or right click to download!

I've been promising this for a long time and it's here. The Radioaffliction is back on the air!

In this episode:
* Intro and welcome back
* The News You Didn't Know You Needed to Know
* Good Morning Madison
* Radioaffliction Classics
* Highway Construction
* Raising the Intellectual Level: How to Tell the "Truth"

If you have any problems or questions please let me know, and please tell me what you think of the show,
Thanks and enjoy,

Update! You can now subscribe to The Radioaffliction at iTunes! (yea!) And Odeo!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

It's Been A Long Time Since I Put a Cute Kitty Picture Up!

Just a Thought!

Last month I wrote (and talked about on The Radioaffliction Podcast) about one of the reasons why I don't think I'm ever getting married. The main reason is it seems that a lot of people get married just for the sake of being married, and while one person may love the other(and vice versa) there is very often something "more" that a person has inside them that they actually seek in another. So why get married? Plenty of reasons, there is peer pressure, you reach a certain age and think "it's now or never", and there are people who think that this is just the way it is, you go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, wait for them to grow up and get the hell out of the house, and then enjoy life! Then there are those who hang moral issues on others and say you need to get married so you can have your hall pass for "knooky", and a reason I didn't think of until last night when I went to see the movie "Wedding Crashers". The movie is very enjoyable but suffers from an all too familiar formula in romantic movies and it almost killed this movie until a late cameo appears and completely saves the film. The formula goes as follows, boy has set behaviors and does what he does and has reasons to justify such behaviors. Boy meets girl and all of a sudden everything comes to a screeching halt, and realizes that birds can sing, and there are such things as stop lights. Boy gets girl to notice him even fall for him, but wait there is some big secret he's kept from her, she finds out and boy loses girl. Boy and girl can't forget about each other, but girl is going to marry another guy anyway(usually a complete putz, and someone you wouldn't invite into your own home, the only exception being Bill Pullman in "Sleepless in Seattle", but he was so sappy it almost doesn't count), so boy has to do something very spectacular in order to get girl back, and they run off into the sunset to what we believe is happily ever after.
There you see is my problem. The romantic movie formula (to me) has some how affected the marriage "theory" of today. These movies only show how people fall in love and never show what it's like to be in love once two people have recognized their souls counterpoint in someone(Owen Wilson's definition of true love in the movie), apparently they think the process just repeats itself over and over again.
So once again I'm left to ponder, but at least I can recognize and define such issues, and will continue to wait for the "more" or my soul's counterpoint.
Until next time,

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Diamond's In The Rough?

Check out poor Erik Pedersen's review Here!
Looks like Erik had to be dragged kicking, screaming and crying to review a Neil Diamond concert(and get paid for it)!
You can tell by his review that he doesn't like Neil Diamond and therefore there was nothing that Neil was going to be able to do to please him. Neil could stand on stage and poop gold for everyone in the audience and Erik would still be upset that he sang "Forever in Blue Jeans"(which by the way Erik is a good song).
I understand that Neil Diamond is in the twilight of his career,(even though he sold enough tickets for four shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles) and an acquired taste, and it's probably true that some of the songs don't have the same ummph as they used to. But he has a loyal following (Barry Manilow fans are the same way), and will be out and selling out even if Neil goes on stage in a walker or wheel chair.
The concert may not have been good, but Erik's bias going into it, made his review worse.

Radioaffliction Classics with The Bummin Cousins: Delightfully Weird Streaming!

The Bummin Cousins Peter A. Clay and Jim Reid are back with a wonderful podcast about the things found in Thrift Stores and Flea Markets. Cl...