Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I just stopped Alberquerque NM for lunch and its actually a really cool city

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

End of Day 1 Travels

I finally got done driving, even though I could have driven farther, a lot farther. I'm really good at driving. Anyway, I stopped in Amarillo, TX and had a lot higher expectations for a town mentioned in a George Strait song. This place reminds me of Pigeon Forge, except not as classy. The Texas pan-handle and all of Oklahoma might be the ugliest parts of the United States. Honestly I can't see how anyone would live here. It's flat, the dirt is red, there is a bunch of gravel and hardly any trees. Oh well, tomorrow I'll be driving through New Mexico and Arizona which should be pretty cool. I'll keep you updated if you're lucky. Until tomorrow....

Just got into Oklahoma's tornado havin' ass.
Well I just sat down at a Cracker Barrel in Conway, AR. Alone. It's awesome. I had forgotten how messed up the interstate system was in AR.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Goodbye Tennessee

Alright youngins', this is it for me and Tennessee. I'm packing up my stuff and heading out in the morning to Wild Wild West. It's a 27 hour drive and I'm making to trek alone so I have no idea how long it will take me. I'm thinking about stopping in Norman, Oklahoma the first day and then Albequerque, New Mexico the second day and that would leave about 11 hours left to make it to Los Angeles. I'm taking a camera and going to take pictures and if I figure out how to upload them on here I will. If not I'll put them on facebook for your viewing pleasure. I guess you could say this is a pretty big step for me and hopefully a positive one.
In all of the excitement and steps to get ready to move to LA I have almost forgotten the reason I'm going, to help kids in need. I feel bad that it's been at the back of my mind and have been trying to remind myself I'm going out there to work and then have fun. I'm hoping I can actually do some good for these kids and enjoy southern California at the same time. If nothing else this is sure to be an experience.
Well I have to go because I still have some yard work to take care of before hitting the road. As I mentioned earlier, I'll keep you guys updated throughout the trip since I know you're hanging on by thread to hear what I have to say.

See you in LA homies

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today we're going to talk about something that interests me a whole lot: outer space. As I was perusing the internet for stories to post up here I came across this gem and it got me thinking about other stuff. Scientists have discovered a spot in the universe where 2 planets smashed into each other several thousand years ago and one planet was vaporized. Scientist believe this is what happened on Earth millions of years ago to form our lunar satellite (the Moon).

This got me thinking about other things that have happened in the universe and do happen in throughout the universe daily. Further, I began to think about what everyone has thought about at least once in their lives, aliens. I am a 100% believer there are aliens out there. I mean who says they have to be smart? Who says they have to breathe oxygen and drink water? Who says they have to be ugly and stupid like Brent Hamby and Chris Earwood? I mean think about it; if outer space is infinite and never-ending, how much of a waste would it be if we were the only life-bearing planet? That's ludacris!

After my brainstorming session I decided to scour the web for alien sightings and the like. Obviously I came up with tons of hits and "evidence" there was life out there. Now how credible the inofrmation and sources were is questionible, that is unitl I came across these accounts. The link provided is a link that quotes NASA astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who say they know for certain there is not only life, but intelligent life outside of planet Earth.

Armstrong claims to have seen aliens on the surface of the Moon as well as unidentified flying objects following them while they were in space. Mission control was ordered not to respond to them for fear of terrifying the general public. Other accounts made by astronauts claim they have been followed by UFOs and that radar definitely picked up the objects but no one knew what they were.

So, my question to you is, are there aliens amongest us? Are they intelligent? Or is there life somewhere out there that is in the early caveman state? Even if you don't believe it, it's pretty fun to think about, unless you think about them destroying the White House.

In other news, the New York Yankees hold a 5 1/2 game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and the St. Louis Cardinals are 3 games up on the Cubs in the NL Central.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

It appears true love isn't real, at least not TV true love. Ed Swiderski, recent winner of ABC's bacheloretter, is being accused of cheating by two different women. Jillian, playing the typical woman, doesn't believe in any way her man could cheat. Right. I'm sure it's everyone's dream to go on national TV and find their spouse through a process of elimination game show. Didn't one contestant already say he came on the show to gain exposure for his band? You go girl.

Aerosmith leadsinger, Steven Tyler, has been hospitalized after falling of stage in South Dakota. He reportedly was taken to the hospital because of neck and shoulder injuries, which are not sweet emotions.

A would-be thief was killed yesterday in Knoxville, TN when he broke into a house where the homeowner was waiting for him with a gun. Seventeen-year-old Arsenio Wooten was found behind 814 Carls Lane in South Knoxville. For those who are familiar with Knoxville, that's in between the Woodlands and Rivertown apartments. link

Sharon Stone, 51, is featured on Paris Match Magazine- topless. I won't post a link, but if one were to try to see the image they should probably type "paris match sharon stone" into Google and then go to images; just to see what comes up.

Big ups to my main man E (Eli Manning) who just got a new contract extension from the New York Giants. E (Eli for those not close to him- like me) will reportedly make $97.5 million over 6 years. Whoop there it is

Finally, I've reached a decision on my future in the job world. I've decided to accept the job with City Year Los Angeles, which means I'll be moving to LA at the end of the month. Hopefully I won't mess up the kid's lives too bad. Well that's all I got for now.

Farvel homies
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Monday, August 3, 2009

In a relatively slow day for news, at least news that interests me, I found a few that peeked my curiosity. Earthquakes are shaking the Baja of California in Mexico today. Four quakes, the largest registering at 6.9 on the Richter Scale, happened within an hour of each other today. Hopefully everyone is ok.

Apparently Al Qaeda doesn't like our new president anymore than the old one. Imagine that. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's right hand man, is accusing President Obama of wanting a "Palestinian state that works as a branch of the Israeli government". link

If you're not a parent imagine that you are for a minute. Then imagine that someone is using a picture of your son in a Craigslist adoption scam. It's pretty weird and scary.

If I've talked to you lately then I've probably brought up the fact that I don't have a job and that I might be moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Well today I got a phone call from City Year Los Angeles letting me know I have been offered a job. It would be in LA and last until next June. I'm suppossed to let them know by the end of the week if I will accept the job. I'll let you guys know too, because we're best friends now.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hunter or Gatherer

Just last night my friend John McClure and I were wandering around his backyard talking about stuff. In the middle of the conversation I asked John what he thought the most redneck name in the world is and his reply was "Hunter". I thought it a good although I don't necessarily agree, but anyway that got us thinking about pre-historic man and the hunter-gatherers.
Obviously everyone knows what a hunter is but what is a gatherer? What does one gather? In every re-enactment I've seen, pre-historic man lived in a cave and most of the land was barren. So again, what would a person gather? Our conversation then went into the fact that the gatherers were actually the homeless of the pre-historic community. If you couldn't hunt then you probably couldn't eat, which is why gatherers didn't eat, they just gathered shit.
Sorry to ramble, but the my question to you is, "Are you a hunter or a gatherer?"
Will you go out and make things happen or will you just gather other peoples stuff?

Just thought I'd pass along a little 5 a.m. reasoning...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Obama Bolama

Sorry for yesterday, my dog was missing and I spent most of the day looking for her. On with the news.

Luckily for the American people, President Obama sat down and had a beer with Sgt. James Crowley, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Vice President Joe Biden. You'll remember Crowley was the officer who arrested Gates outside of his home after a burglar had been reported in the neighborhood. The whole thing was a misunderstanding, but fortunately the President of the United States of America was there to smooth everything over. Halleluja

You know instead of worrying about 2 men with hurt feelings the President could look at his new "Cash for Clunkers" law that went into effect last week and is already on the fritz. After less than a week, the government is worried the $1 billion set aside might already be used up. Maybe, just maybe, the entire American economy is more important than 2 people feeling slighted in some way. Call me crazy.

You know something else we should be worried about? Tigers. A tiger in Las Vegas escaped last night from the Fernando's Brothers magic act and was found in a residents backyard. Tigers in backyards...classic. Hangover pt. 2

The story is troubling to say the least. EMT's in Nebraska and Iowa are trying to figure out new ways to transport their cargo. The reason they have to be creative is because patients are weighing in at over 800 lbs. I have no comment on this sitaution, just that it's ludacris.

In the sports world, I'm sure everyone has heard by now but I still want to blog about it. Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, both integral parts of the Red Sox dynasty have been named on the 2003 steroid list by MLB Player Association. Ramirez was already suspected as having used steroids and was banned for 50 games earlier this year. However, Ortiz was thought to be the good guy and a not a rule-breaker. Ortiz said it was a surprise to him that he was on the list. Really?! I'm pretty sure they told everyone who was on the list as soon as they got the results. Also, a guy who was released by the Twins and then all of a sudden becomes the best clutch performer in baseball and no one had any idea, especially him? That's why no one likes the Sox, except for people who live on the Cape and eat chowda... and BJ Rushing.
It's also been reported that Chipper Jones and Brian McCann were seen together at the Carousel in Knoxville, TN.

On a final note, Catie Colgan is moving to South Korea to teach English. There will be a going-away party for Catie tonight in Nashville and if you need directions call John McClure(even if you don't need directions, call and annoy him). I'd like to wish Catie good luck and safe travel while in Korea. Hopefully everyone can make it to the party and if not, then you're a bad friend.

Transmission complete.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

After scouring the internet for over 5 minutes I found this article about a whale saving a diver's life. Yang Yun of China, was dragged to safety after her legs cramped up in frigid water. Jonah part 2 was obviously extremely grateful.

Gentleman Tim McGraw refused to continue performing until security removed a fan at one of his concerts. McGraw didn't think the man was acting as a noble should and demanded he be escourted out before he would get back to gettin' down. Iguess he is a real bad boy, but baby he's a real good man.

Listen to this, New York City officials are buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families so they can leave the city. As long as the families have someone who will take them in, the government will fly them anywhere they want to go. For those of you from Knoxville, imagine sitting next to "Larry" on a cross-country flight. link

Here's an interesting article about how your feet can be signs of medical problems you may have. I'm not going to summarize it for you because it's long. Read it yourself.

Since this has to do with Katy Perry, it's definitely news to me. My future bride showed off her humorous side when she got a fake tatoo of Josh Groban's name misspelled on her cheast. That's why I love her. Funny stuff

Hump day for those in the working world

Monday, July 27, 2009

What's up homies? There's not much going on in the news world, at least none worth talking about. So I'm trying to figure out what to write about today. Let's see, I just had a phone interview with a woman from City Year Los Angeles about a position. I'm not sure about it though so we'll see. What else is going on...I'm going to play golf today at 5:30 which is nice. Oh yeah, I talked to Charlie Stinchfield today about moving out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming if a job in Nashville doesn't work out. And wouldn't you know it, a t.v. show about the Teton Mountains is on right now.

Hey I found some real news. New home sales went up 11% during the month of June which is good news. It's the largest increase in years. Raise the roof. Literally.

Ummmm....I'm reading a Jimmy Buffett book to pass the time. Where is Joe Merchant is one of Buffett's first books. It's an easy read but it constantly drops some of Buffett's song lyrics in the literature. It's kind of "toolish" but I don't mind.

If I find something worth posting I will.

Bon jour

Friday, July 24, 2009

TGIF! Am I right?! Am I right?! C'mon!

In a follow up from yesterday, the police officer who arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his home feels he has been slighted by President Obama. President Obama said the officer "acted stupidly" for arresting Gates in his own home and the officer wants an apology for the comments. This is more intriguing than topics on Spicy

I didn't link because there is no such thing; anymore. It's been shut down for some time now, but somehow I was out of the loop on that. I'm sure you all remember juicycampus. It told who did who and which fraternity was the "gayest" on every college campus in the country in anonymous fashion. Oh how I miss those days.

If you haven't seen this, you need to. A guy in Louisville threatens the prosecutor and gets tasered. The best part of the video though is not the tasering, it's the reaction of the guard who is terrified of the criminal. Watch him, it's funny and at the same time kind of sad.

So, if you haven't heard Fox is coming out with a new spin-off series from Family Guy, staring Peter's best friend Cleveland Brown. The Cleveland Show premiers September 27 and should be an uproarious good time.

Good news for the St. Louis Cardinals and their fans, the Cards just traded 3 guys I don't really know for Matt Holliday. Holliday is struggling this year but anyone who follows baseball knows what kind of player Holliday can be. Interesting fact: In his senior year of high school the former LSU Tiger was also the number 1 quarterback prospect in the country. Bottom line is the Cardinals rule and the Braves drool.

Это ребенок уикэнда, я собираюсь иметь меня некоторая забава- It's the freakin weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun in Russian

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So I'm sure most of you have heard about the Harvard University professor who was arrested in his own home earlier this week. The newest development is that the arresting officer is refusing to apologize for the mistake he made. Sgt. James Crowley said he was merely following procedure when he arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. It will be interesting to see what will happen next in this case. Get your popcorn ready. link

Even though I don't totally understand this stuff, I do know it's a good thing when the Dow Jones goes up and that's what happened this morning. The Dow topped 9,000 earlier after reports from AT&T and Ford were released. Good news.

There is some story about Sarah Palin on, but since I am tired of her I am not going to read it or link it.

I'll go ahead and warn you: This story is tough to hear. An 8-year-old girl was was gang-raped in Phoenix by 4 boys aged 9-14. It's an extremely sad and messed up story. Terrible

In other bad news the Taco Bell dog is dead. The famous Chihuahua, Gidget, died of a stroke at the ripe old age of 15. Yo quiero un tejido- I want a tissue

Well that's all for now. Sorry I've been out lately, I had some stuff to move and things to take care of. More to report shortly.

Kadar Kalacak pezo- Stay up pimp in Turkish

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just reached the 1,000th page hit

Hey, guess what? It's here. Friday that is. And it's my dad's birthday to boot. What does our family have in store for the newly appointed 54-year-old? Nothing. He and my mom are going to Nashville because he's playing in a softball tournament, so you know what that means...Party at the Powell's.

For those interested, Tiger Woods is -1 through 7 holes on his round, making him Even for the tournament(British Open). Leaderboard

A former plantation in Gerogetown, South Carolina is believed to be where first lady Michelle Obama's great grandfather was enslaved. Imagine that, you're just sitting there at your house and there's a knock on your door. It's an african-American family and they tell you they've traced their ancestors to being owned by your ancestors. Then imagine that family being the President of the United States' family. Awkward. link

And I thought men were suppossed to be the perverts. It seems that another female teacher has seduced one of her students in to sex, if you can really call it seduction. Heather Zeo is accused of seducing a 17-year-old and having sex with him in her minivan. She must have really gone on an Odyssey to reach her sexual con-Quest of a student. I wonder if she took the young man to Town and Country. Boo-yah.

Two suicide bombers killed themselves at the Marriot and Ritz-Carlton in Jakarta, Indonesia. Authorities believe at least six are dead and many more injured. The U.S. centered hotels frequently host leaders from around the world. Scary Stuff.

سلم عليها ("Peace Out" in Arabic)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Sear's Tower, or should I say the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the U.S. The building had it's name changed after the Willis Group out of London, England became the main attendant. Weird.

I saw this story and immediately thought of someone I knew: Luke Russell. The exception is Luke never "switched teams". Seriously, Earwood, hit the link and watch the clip.

On a serious note, Taliban members say they will kill a U.S. prisoner of war if the U.S. doesn't cease fire in two Afghanistan regions. It's a scary situation and hopefully everyone will remember the soldier in their prayers. link

Aside from being one of my favorite theme songs, Growing Pains was a great show as well. has done a 'where are they now' on the Seavers and it's pretty good.

Speaking of great theme songs, here are some of my all-time favorites:
California Dreams
Saved by the Bell
Charles in Charge
Power Rangers
Unsolved Mysteries
Quantum Leap
Tiny Toons

Well those are the ones I could think of off the top of my head, if anyone can think of anymore let me know and I'll add them.

Oh yeah, Tiger Woods struggled through the British Open today, shooting a 71. I put the blame for this squarely on the shoulders of Chipper Jones because of his terrible name and old age.

What that hook gon be?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

He Just Wanted to be "Fair"

I meant to post this earlier but I forgot. The Baltimore Ravens and linebacker Terrell Suggs have come to an agreement for him to stay in "the purple and black" for 6 years for $63 million dollars. He is now the highest paid linebacker in NFL history, but I guess $10 million a year to tackle people is "fair". Right? It's a good thing he's not "greedy" or he might have gotten $20 million with a bonus clause if he flapped his arms like a bird after every tackle he made.
I know he's probably a nice guy and everything, but seriously? $63 million for playing football?
Hello all, sorry I've been away, I've had some things to do(shocking I know). I'm somewhat trying to get my life in order and do something besides sit on my couch all day. Anywho, let's look at some of the headlines.

Since bad news usually makes the front page, this story definitely qualifies. A plane crashed in Iran killing all 168 people on board instantly. Of those on board, 10 were part of Iran's junior national judo team. Is it just me, or are there more plane crashes lately?

Beach goers on Long Island got a surprise when a 26-foot-long shark washed ashore yesterday. Imagine that, a shark that's 26-feet-long and weighing 5,000 pounds washes up while your building a sandcastle.

Two U.S. Marines were killed when a bomb exploded right beside them in Afghanistan. Sergeant Anthony Zabala was able to run to safety just before the explosive went off. It's another sad story from the War on Terror.

On a lighter note, a man in New Hampshire was charged $23,148,855,308,184,500 for a pack of cigarettes. I knew they were upping the price, but GGEEEEEZZZZZ!

I posted this story because I like the pictures. link

Finally, the MLB All-Star game was last night and the American League won for the twelfth straight time. Much of the blame for the National League loss goes to the Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann. McCann popped out to the catcher in foul territory in the bottom of the seventh inning and that just sucks.

Move somethin', Shake Ya Tailfeatha

Friday, July 10, 2009

City of Brotherly Bigotry?

Say it ain't so. Apparently a swim club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, has asked a group of black and mexican children not to return. Huntingdon Valley is a suburb of Philadelphia. After refunding their money, The Valley Club will not allow re-admittance to the group based on their race. Even though it is a private club, state officials will issue an investigation as to whether or not this indeed was a racailly stemmed action. link

There might be a reason Lady Gaga wants to ride someone's disco she can have a place to stay. While just dancing and singing might be a few her talents, balancing finances doesn't appear to be. She told in a recent interview she has gone bankrupt several times and after her next tour could be "homeless again". If this turns out to be true let's hope her poker face is as good as she says it is; maybe she can stay afloat in Vegas.

This story is probably the best news Brent Hamby could get. According to a study done by scientists at Oxford University in London, ugly men produce more sperm than attractive ones and therefore increase the likelihood of getting their partner pregnant. So what I'm trying to say is there is still a chance for Brent to find someone, even if she is a 40-year-old wanting a baby in the worst way.

Here's something that will make you a little queezy. This is an interview of a former Army general who believes 9/11 was an inside job. He makes some interesting points. If you don't believe him, go to Youtube and type in 9/11 coincidences. Watch a few and then make some opinions. These studies are not done by American journalists, but rather people who don't have anything to lose. It's quite intersting.

Ok, I know that last one came out of left field but I find it interesting and since it's my blog I get to write it. I really do suggest you go to Youtube and watch at least the first five, they make you think. However, I know the real news is that Hamby won't spend the rest of his life alone and Lady Gaga might spend the rest of her's without a home(that was almost a flow). Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you we won last night in softball. Good news! I hope everyone has a good weekend.


Thursday, July 9, 2009


After having writers' block for most of the day, I found this article and had to share it with the masses. Apparently Coors Light wants to become the 'it' beer. Coors is suppossedly going to launch a new can that is more "shotgun friendly". True or false? You decide. link

Sorry I can't write more at the moment, but I have a to own some fools in softball and then I'll be back to blog busta.

Whooty Who

P.S. The results are in and by a landslide, you guys voted Michael Jackson's kids are indeed white.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Once Every Hundred Years

Chris Earwood just brought this to my attention:

Today at 12:34 and 56 seconds it was 123456789. This phenomenon happens only once every hundred years. So I guess it's true what they say. "Earwood, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose."

Shut up Sarah

In a recent interview, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, told reporters she wasn't a "quitter". She said she was a "fighter". I don't know if she is a quitter or a fighter, but I know for sure of one thing she is: annoying. I am so sick of hearing about her and the complaints she is constantly putting out there. Yeah, they made fun of you on Saturday Night Live. Guess what Sarah? You were the vice-Presidential candidate and that's what they do. David Letterman made a joke at your expense; whamp whamp. Your job is to run the state of Alaska the best you can and when you're in a presidential race, to support your candidate as best you can, not worry about what the media says. What would have happened if she and McCain had actually won? The jokes would have become ten times worse. Would she have stepped down as vice-President because the mean comedians kept taking jabs at her? Just think if every politician who was made fun of by SNL and Letterman quit because they couldn't take it? We'd be voting for people like me eventually, and that's a scary thought.
It's rumored that Palin is thinking of trying to run for the Republican GOP in 2012 and that is another reason she is stepping down. Good luck! If you can't take the criticism of running the state of Alaska, what makes you think you can take on the United States of America?
This whole thing is really starting to rub me raw(if you couldn't tell). I'll shut up now and let you get back to your life.
Hallelujah, I am done with the sermon.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tribute Day

In case you've been living under a rock the past week, Michael Jackson died and today there will be a memorial service in his honor at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With all of the hoopla surrounding it I thought it'd be a good day to remember others who have made an impact, not just on pop culture but humanity as well. They are in no particular oreder, just how they pop in to my head.

- First on the list has to be Father Abraham. Yeah the one from the Old Testament. This guy is the father of the world's 3 biggest religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. If that's not leaving a mark on the world, I don't know what is. Unfortunately though, his sons are also the reason there is still turmoil in the Middle East.

- How about John Lennon. One of the founding fathers of perhaps the greatest band of all time, the Beatles, they have more Billboard #1 hits than any other artist or group in history. The Beatles were so popular and well respected by other artists that Michael Jackson bought half of the rights to their music.

- Since our country's birthday just passed, why don't we honor a great american? How about Ron Jeremy. Gotcha, you perverts. I'm going with the father of our country, George Washington. Washington was the first president of our country, the commanding general during the Revolutionary War and probably his greatest achievement, he is the face of the dolla dolla bill y'all. He also has countless schools and universities named after him as well as towns and one of the 50 states. Oh yeah, he also has the nation's capital city named in his honor. Well done George, well done.

- Let's move on to one of history's greatest conqueror's, Alexander the Great. Alexander led his first troops into battle at age 18, after being educated by Aristotle. He eventually led his troops across most of Asia and nearly conquered the entire civilized world. However, Alexander died at age 33 and was buried in Alexandria in a golden coffin.

- Another legend of the ancient world who died at 33, and is probably history's most influential figure was Jesus Christ. Born a virgin birth in Bethlehem, Christ lived a life of peace and teaching. He lived so well, he never committed a sin. The self-proclaimed son-of-God, was persecuted his entire life and crucified at Gilgotha. The Bible says he conquered death and rose from the grave. This is the day Christians celebrate Easter. Interesting fact: Without Easter there would be no Christmas. If he hadn't risen, he would have been proven to be just another person, not the son of God. Therefore there would have been no reason to celebrate his birthday.

- "Hey Will, where are all the women at?" you might be asking about right now. Well here's one. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and became sick when she was 19-months-old and lost her sight and hearing. Helen's parents hired a teacher for her, Anne Sullivan and the two eventually became close. Sullivan taught Keller to read and write in braile. She has become an inspiration to millions over the years.

- One of the greatest women and Americans to ever live is Harriet Tubman. Tubman was a runaway slave who led many slaves north to freedom along the underground railroad. Not only did she stare fear in the face, she also saved many Africans from a life of oppresion and showed women could lead.

These are a few of history's greatest stories, if you know any more, let me know.

celebrate we will, 'cause life is short be sweet for certain.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The man hunt is on in Gaffney, South Carolina. Five people have been killed so far by what authorities have deemed a serial killer. Some in the town have admitted they are scared for their lives knowing a serial killer is on the lose. link

Last Friday, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced she will be stepping down later this month. Many in the political forum are shocked while others are upset with the governor's decision. What I'd like to know is what's going to happen to the state of Alaska? Does Palin just get to step down and act like nothing happened?

A New York congressman recently took jabs at Michael Jackson after his death. Rep. Peter King called Jackson numerous names and said the public should stop glorifying him in a Youtube video. Here's the link to the story.

I'm sure everyone has heard about former Titans' quaterback Steve McNair and his untimely death. Now reports are surfacing about the former NFL star's private life. The man who was loved in Nashville for all of his charity and community help is now being cast in a not so flattering light. Yikes

If you've read the stories on the blog today you realize the world is a cold and dark place that is quickly coming to an end soon. Not to worry, I have some good news too.

Daniel Firpo, a recent graduate of the NYPD made his first arrest minutes after leaving his graduation. Firpo chased down a mugger after walking out of his graduation. So, if you're ever in NYC, fear not for Officer Firpo is ready to protect and serve.

If life gets too hard for you, try moving to a different location. Costa Rica was recently named the happiest country in the world, so that might be a good place to start.

On a final note, the blue words that are underlined are links to stories or something else I have put in the blog. They are blue for a reason. I write this because apparently not everyone(Earwood) knew this. So now you know. And the more you know...

Holla homies

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Well, after survivng a long weekend on the river I'm back to blow your minds. This entry will tell the tale of the weekend, with the biggest events listed in no partiular order.

-Dance-offs at 412 Grille in Parsons, TN. It may have been storming outside, but we made it rain on dance floor too. Boom

-Bikini contest at the T-Room. There's nothing like 60-year-old women, 5-year-old kids on their dad's shoulders and "Get Low" to top off Independence Day fireworks.

-Getting fried. Everyone got sun burned except Earwood, who somehow managed to "get whiter".

-I survived getting run over by a boat. Our boat wouldn't start when we were trying to get back, so we called someone from the marina to come get us. Eventually the boat starts and we head back to the marina. On the way, I was thrown from the boat and almost got run over by it right in front of the guy who was coming to tow us.

-River bars are fun. Johnny's and Lost Creek Boat Dock's Bar are two of the finer establishments on the Tennessee River.

Those are all the ones I could think of right now. If anyone remembers more, let me know.
Y'all have a good one now, ya' hear

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Moving to Michigan?

If so, you might want to do some reading before you go. Yesterday, 62 sex offenders were released after some confusion in the justice system. Authorities were able to track the offenders because they were wearing GPS devices. Gotcha!

Also, earlier this week seven students were shot at a bus stop near a Detroit high school. Many Michigan residents were upset about this and declined interview, but I was able to sit down with a local handyman and ask his thoughts on recent events. Here's a clip from our interview.

In world news, a story I've been following for a while added another chapter. The pentagon confirmed North Korea fired four short-range missiles yesterday. Concerns continue to grow following recent activity and provocation by North Korea the past few weeks.

For all of you warmongers out there don't worry, there are more conflicts going on. The U.S. recently began a 'major operation' in Afghanistan. One of the spots U.S. troops are targeting is a known opium hotbed. Sorry heroin addicts, you'll have to get your fix somewhere else.

For those in the housing market, you might want to look at this story and take a few notes. The notes you take should include making sure your new home has electricity and also that your new home is actually built.

And for those who want a history lesson, check this link out. It should passify your needs for a little while. Who knew President Johnson did something good in office? Way to go LBJ!

Take a look at the call-out shots on some of the other posts. It's good to see such an engaging dialogue between readers. Keep it up fellas, I enjoy it.(I know these sentences weren't necessarybut I needed a good way to plug Phil Collins)

On a final note in this post, I won't be writing as much the next couple of days, as I will be on the Tennessee River. I hope everyone has great weekend and stays safe. Everyone who resides in the great state of Tennessee also needs to remember that texting while driving is ILLEGAL now. Sorry Andrew, I guess you won't be able to update your status on Facebook while driving.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I put up a few tunes for the holiday weekend.

Don't Cry, It's July!

Hey, hey, hey it's the start of one of the best months of the year, July. The month is named after the great Julius Caesar, who also has a salad named after him.

July is the "official" month of many events you may not know, such as:

American Beer Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Hotdog Month
National Pickle Month
National Watermelon Month
Family Reunion Month

Other events aren't quite on par with these big names and only got a week set aside. These include:

July 12-18: National Laughter Week
July 25-31: National Salad Week

Finally there are those things worth celebrating, but only for a day. They are as follows:

July 1: Canada Day
July 2: World UFO Day
July 4: Independence Day
July 10: Both Cow Appreciation Day and Don't Step on a Bee Day
July 20: National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
July 23: Gourgeous Grandma Day
July 26: National Parents' Day

With all of these holidays, July should keep you busy celebrating all of the finer things in life. If I forgot any, let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Aloha for now.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Having kids is easy

Just have more sex. According to a report on, men who have sex everyday have a better quality of sperm, and therefore increase the chances of getting his partner pregnant. So it's simple; more sex = more babies. Interesting concept I know. link

This next story should sound familiar to John and Earwood. A guy in Cincinatti broke into a home and apparently didn't steal anything, he just hung out. Nicholas Truesdell, broke in and watched T.V. and drove the families' car for a week.
The reason the story should sound familiar to John and Earwood, is because the same thing happened to us in 2005. While we were away on fall break, two guys broke into our house and fixed food but didn't eat any; emptied our first-aid kit; turned on the shower but didn't use it; and one of them took a nap on our couch until our other roommate, Charlie, found him. The only difference is they stole John's Xbox and boombox, :'( .

Monday, June 29, 2009


Let's take a look back at what was happening in the magical year Dub P(me) was born.

1986, the year of the tiger. Yeah, the year of the tiger.

Well on the first day of the year Spain and Portugal became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. In the same month the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

February was a slow month, although Pixar Studios officially opened on the third.

March was also a realtively slow month. A few highlights were Out of Africa won the Oscar for best picture, some other cool stuff happened and oh yeah, Dub P was birthed.

In April, a nuclear power-plant melted down in Chernoybl, Ukraine killing more than 50 people instantly. Roger Clemens, set a major league record with 20 strike outs in 9 innings pitched.

The month of May gave all of us hope with Hands Across America. Oh yeah, and the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. I'm not putting a link bucause I don't know anything about hockey.

June was a sports-dominated month with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA championship and Argentina defeating West Germany in the FIFA World Cup.

July, 1986 was the month CSX Transportation was established. I'm sure more cool stuff happened and I bet it was hot too.

Most of the other stuff I found that happened in 1986 was bad and nothing to celebrate. Except the Boston Red Sox losing the world series to Mets. If you know of anything cool that happened I left out, post it in the comments and I'll add it.

And in case you missed it, I put in a link to Katy Perry's website, the hottest girl on the planet.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My fo head is bumpin yo

No news today, my head hurts too bad

Friday, June 26, 2009

A motorcycle bomb killed more than 20 people in Baghdad today. The attack comes just a few days before U.S. troops are to leave the area. link

Since most of you who read this blog also log on to with my name, you've probably already heard about this story but I'll link it anyway. Apparently Marlon Brown, a big-time recruit from Memphis who signed with Georgia, wrote on his friend's wall about how he got paid during his recruitment. Justin Maclin, also from Memphis, is a senior in high school this year and also a top prospect. Maclin flew out to USC this week for their "Rising Stars" camp. Before he went, Brown had some advice for Maclin. Brown wrote on Maclin's wall to get all he could from the white people and that was why he(Brown) had so much money. This story most likely won't turn in to anything, but if it does, it could spell trouble for UGA.

That's it for now. Hopefully Fatty Freakbutt will enjoy this more than the other stuff on here.

My man Mike

As I'm sure everyone knows, Michael Jackson died yesterday. Possibly the biggest pop icon in history, and Brent Hamby's favorite musician of all time, MJ rocked with us through more than four decades. It didn't matter if he was black or white, Mike was always smooth. From early on MJ taught the ABC's of pop and from then on people wanted him back. Even after leaving the family group, the public still couldn't get enough of the king of pop. I can remember plent of nights when Chris Earwood, along with others, would try to mimic MJ's moves at late night dance parites. Mike was dangerous and bad, and always started with the man in the mirror for inspiration and new material. Whether he was singing about former lovers or gigantic whales, Michael Jackson was sure to thrill you.

I know it's cheesy, but it was the best way to put MJ videos up and make fun of Hamby and Earwood.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MJ confirmed dead

The L.A. Times has confirmed that Michael Jackson in dead.
Peace out homie

Michael Jackson hospitalized

The Prince of Pop was rushed to the hospital earlier this afternoon due to cardiac arrest. TMZ is reporting Jackson in dead. I'll look around some more to see what I can find.

Cali is broke as a joke

"California, knows how to party!" Apparently, Tupac was right and he, along with the other inhabitants of California, might party a bit too much. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared July 28 as the day the day the state will officially go bankrupt unless a balanced budget is passed. "From Oakland to Sac-town, the Bay-area then back down" is going to be in trouble if lawmakers can't find a way to save California's economy.

It's not all bad on the financial front though. The Dow Jones rose over 150 points today, ending a four day slide.

Finally, with the 4th of July next weekend, I'm sure everyone will be going to some kind of cookout or party. With that said, for those of you on diets, one might be worried that they will eat unhealthy foods. Fear not! I found this list of food that is very filling, yet surprisingly healthy. Enjoy.

Hasta lavista, baby.

Farah Fawcett Dies

Former "Charlie's Angels" star,Farah Fawcett died today at age 62 after a battle with anal cancer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cop gets off way too easy

Chicago Policeman Anthony Abbate received probation after he beat a female bartender and was caught on camera. The judge said even if Abbate was given a harsher punishment it wouldn't stop people from fighting in bars. Take a look at this clip and decide if you think the punishment fits the crime. I'll warn you though, it's pretty tough to watch.

More news from North Korea

I know I keep posting articles about this, but it looks as though the situation is not going away. This time North Korea went so far as to threaten the U.S. Look for something to happen in the near future with this situation.

In other news, a high school football coach was shot and killed today in the school's weight room. Ed Thomas was head football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa for thirty four years. Former player, Mark Becker, was arrested Wednesday morning on a first-degree murder charge.

South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, has admitted to cheating on his wife and subsequntly stepped down as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association. Sanford's aides reported the governor was hiking the Appalachain Trail, when he was actually in Argentina for the past week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Alice in Wonderland" photos

I just came across these photos released from Tim Burton's take on "Alice in Wonderland".

Creepy Pics
Test. I just set up my phone so that I can blog from it. We'll see if it works.

Image representing Zemanta as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase

We start off the day on a few sour notes. Seven people were killed yesterday in a subway crash in Washington D.C. The accident occured during rush hour last night when a train ran into the back of another one.
Unfortunatley in more bad news, Jim McMahon is dead at age 86. The former "Tonight Show" sidekick was a fan-favorite with his signature, "You are correct sir!" quote.
It appears North Korea is arming itself for something in the future. How soon is yet to be determined. It is suspected that a North Korean ship loaded with weapons passed through Shanghai, China earlier today.
That's about it for now, but I wanted to let everyone know I won't be having as many links from now on. Many of the links I have been providing hav been generated from Zemanta. I thought the links were going to stories and others useful things. I found out they only go to wikipedia pages and that sucks, so I'm going to stop doing that. From now on the links will go to the related stories I got the news from.
On a final note, I want to wish Jeff and Chelsie East a farewell and goodluck as they move to Greenville, South Carolina. Jeff got a good job offer and the move will also allow the couple to be closer to Chelsie's family. Based on the old saying, "A happy wife equals a happy life" I think Jeff did the right thing. Good luck and God bless to the East's.
So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight...
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh no

Well it's official: John and Kate have decided to split. Now that that's over, it's on with the important stuff.

The rain-soaked U.S. Open has finally come to an end. Lucas Glover held on for only his second career win on the PGA Tour. Fan-favorite Phil Mickelson couldn't make up the shots needed to capture his first Open championship. With his runner-up finish, Mickelson becomes the first player in PGA Tour history to win second place five times. Tiger Woods finished tied for sixth after shooting even par for the tournament.

In other sports news, Wimbledon started today and Roger Federer is the odds on favorite to win, especially with Rafael Nadal pulling out of the tournament last week. Also the College World Series final series starts tonight pitting LSU vs. Texas. Between the two teams there are a combined eleven CWS championships.

Finally, my beloved St. Louis Cardinals are back in National League play tonight against the New York Mets. Hopefully Albert Pujols can continue to swing the bat like he did yesterday, when he hit two homeruns, one a grandslam, and drove in six runs.

Until next time. Same blog time, same blog channel.

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Monday, Monday

The riots and outrage continue in Tehran as protestors continue to flood the streets. is reporting 19 deaths to this point, while some in the area have reported as many as 150. One of the local universities, Azad University, has postponed its exams after more than 200 students refused to take them.
In more of a feel good story, eight-year-old Jaylen Arnold, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrom, is doing something about the constant harrassment. Jaylen started a website to inform others about Tourette's and to form somewhat of a community for others who suffer from it. Here's a link to the CNN story: Jaylen's Story.
More good news! Gas prices could be falling soon, which is what everyone likes to hear. Hopefully, the decrease will within the week.
For all of you who follow the lives of eight kids and their parents, the wait for the "big announcement" will come to an end tonight. John and Kate Gosselin will make the announcement tonight on their hit show, "John and Kate plus Eight".
That's about all the news I have right now, but I will be updating throughout the day. Also I will start a new segment entitled "Connie's Corner" per request from Ms. Constance Richardson. The segment will look at politics around the country and globe.
Also, I noticed a few more followers to the blog. I'd like to say welcome and feel free to invite anyone else you think might be interested. Powering down.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Congratulations and Goodluck

I'd like to wish our friends Erin Williams and Kristen Osburn good luck as they have packed up and headed to L.A. Erin is pursuing acting and Kristen is working at UCLA hospital I believe. The two made the move from Memphis and Nashville on Friday. Their adventures in Hollyhood can be followed on Erin's Blog, which I must say is a pretty good read. So in parting I say this: Good luck chicks and I hope everything works out for you gals.

Happy Father's Day

Well it's here. Everyone wish your father a good day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

What up

So not much happened in Will World today. I played golf with my dad and tried to stay hydrated. That's about it.
As for other things in the world. For all of you hard of sight folks, you might want to check this link out about new contacts. It seems pretty interesting.

Terminator Vision

Also, as reported on, some estimates have death rates as high as 150 in Tehran after the voting conspiracy. It seems like a situation people should follow closely because it could be the next place the U.S. sends troops to.

This next link has absolutely nothing to do with world or current affairs, I just thought it was pretty cool. This guy made an entire city with toothpicks.

Toothpick City

For right now, that's all I have. Sorry I only looked at today. I'll try to find more interesting topics next time. Also, if there is anything you'd like me to follow daily, just let me know.

Peace Out Homies

Found this on

I found this on Volquest in one of the threads. It's a must read from someone. Try not to cry laughing. And before anyone asks, the reason I am blogging this late is because I got sick tonight and couldn't go out.

I've had my GF for 5 years now (practically lives with me) - small white, petite thang, cooks for me, always been good to me.I go away on vacation for a week, come back and something just doesn't seem right. I asked my Father if he had seen anything happen with my GF and he acts clueless.So fast forward to 3 weeks later... I'm coming home from work when BAM clear as day, right in my Kitchen I catch my Father red handed with his meat in my GF.I was pissed, told him to get his meat out of GF and GTFO, needless to say my GF got turned off. I just couldn't get over it and that night kicked my GF to the curb.Now it's been 2 weeks since the incident and that I've been without my GF and about 10 minutes ago my Father had the audacity to ask my how my GF has been, when he's the damn reason we ain't together no more.Should I get off the computer and start swinging at him?ORPack my stuff and be on my way.Here's pics of my GF for you guys as I know you'll ask.

Friday, June 19, 2009

You might notice some new ads on the side of the page, that's Google's AdSense.  I applied for it the other day and originally they told me I wouldn't be accepted but I got an email today saying I am accepted.  I think I get paid from it, but I'm not 100% sure how or why.  So anyway if you were wondering, that's what it is.  If anyone is starting a blog or would like to know how I signed up let me know and I won't have a whole lot of answers but I can get you started.
Peace Homies
So the U.S. Open resumed today and Tiger Woods didn't fare too well after having to start back in the middle of his round that was interrupted by rain yesterday. Tiger finished with a 74 and +4 for the tournament. He is the world's best player but in rough conditions, if you don't hit the fairway it can make for a long day on the course.
In other news, Apple released it's new iphone today. The release is sure have people waiting in long, humid lines all over the world for a phone that will be obsolete in 6 months. Everyone should just get a Blackberry and then we can all BBM chat.
In more important news, I played flag football last night and as a result can barley walk today. After a long weekend full of music and non-healthy habits, flag football is not a good idea. A 23-year-old whiner isn't a good either so I'll shut up.
Lastly, everyone remember that Sunday is Father's Day. Don't forget to call pops and wish him a good day or something nice.
To anyone who reads this, I hope you have a great weekend and stay safe. I'm out.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heads up in Hawaii

I just found this article and it's a good/scary read. If you're thinking of traveling to Hawaii, you may want to hold off due to some rumblings from North Korea.,2933,527020,00.html

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Good news for UT

Apparently some very good prospects are going to be at UT's football camp this weekend, which is always good news. per

Father's Day Ideas?

As most of you know, at least I hope you know, Sunday is Father's Day. I have no idea what I'm getting my dad, especially since I spent all of my money at Bonnaroo. If anyone has any ideas for gifts, they would be greatly appreciated.

I just installed Zemanta

So I just installed this new program called Zemanta because it suppossed to help bloggers by providing links and other relevant info after it reads your blog. Hopefully it works and if I write about something that interests someone they'll be able to find it on the internet without having to go anywhere else. Ok, that's all I have right now.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I just got back from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Let me start off by saying it was incredible. I went with some friends and had an incredible time. If you ever get the chance to go, GO!!!
There is an assortment of differnet things to do there. Obviously live music is the main pull, but there are vendors who sell everything from clothes to coffee to collector's memorabilia.
Tickets can be purchased on Bonnaroo's official website,, but I bought mine from a scalper and saved close to $80. The line-up is awesome every year and never lets anyone down. Bands of every kind were there including Phish, MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, Moe, David Byrne (from Talking Heads), Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg. Oh yeah, the Beastie Boys were there who brought Nas out and it was a great show. They also have a comedy tent where top acts perform. Some of this year's headliners were Jimmy Fallon, Michael Ian Black and Aziz Ansari.
One of the highlights of the trip, besides all of the great music, was a group of people who dressed up in crazy costumes and made a parade through the festival. These people weren't part of the festival, but had everything a carnival would including stilts and a bicycle riding fish.
All in all, it was a great time and highly encourage anyone who is on the fence about going to take a deep breath and jump off the mythical cliff in to Bonnaroo 2010.

Hello again

Hey, I know it's been a while since my first few blogs. I got a little sidetracked with graduation and the job hunt. Oh well, I'm back now and will try to keep updating as often as possible.

Since I last posted a lot has happened. The biggest events that are important to me are as follows:
1. Obama wins and is the first black president of the United States
2. University of Tennessee hires a new football coach; Lane Kiffin (come on, I'm a graduate).
3. My sister just finished her first year of college at UT.
4. Lauren Stephenson, one of my best friends, got married (now Ms. Lauren Richards).
5. I got a job. Unfortuantely though, I decided it wasn't for me and decided to look for something else.
6. I just got back from Bonnaroo, which was awesome.
7. Oh yeah, I graduated from UT.

Well obviously a lot more has gone on in my life and the world since November, but that's all I can think of as major events in my life at the moment. Anyway, hope whoever (if anyone), reads this they enjoy it and feel free to leave commentary or anything else you feel necessary.