Archive for September, 2011

BMX!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Saw this today and brought back some memories, figure most of us on here are in the 30ish range, might see something familiar or at least get a kick out of some of that 80s nonsense.

50 Greatest BMX Logos.

Sick Downhill Ride

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Degree Prospects

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I happened to be in the Philosophy department offices yesterday, taking care of a quick computer problem for one of the professors. Like most of the humanities departments, they’re feeling a bit persecuted by the vocational nature of higher ed these days, so (again, like most of the humanities departments) they have a poster right next to the elevator that says “What Can I Do With A Philosophy Degree?” and profiles of a half-dozen or so recent graduates of the program.

The answer?

  • Volunteer work.
  • Grad school.
  • Grad school.
  • Grad school.
  • Grad school.
  • Grad school.

I don’t think it comes across as encouraging as they think it does.

Union Made!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Check out this footage I found- from a 1936 Pontiac assembly plant. Back when cars were made by Men, and Machines, and the men didn’t wear no stinking “PPE” like pansies. Their hands were raw with calluses and burn scars. Eye protection? Ha! Don’t look at the welder.

This is why we won WWII. Just look at that industrial engine in motion.

Parking Spaces

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

For whatever reason, there are never a sufficient number of parking spaces near any college or university. It finally drove someone to quit.

2011 Predictions

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Now that the Bills have closed out their preseason 1-3 (including last night’s beating by the Lions), it’s time for the most optimistic time of the year: posting my prediction for the season schedule!

Wk Date Opponent Prediction
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Chiefs L
2 Sun, Sep 18 Raiders W
3 Sun, Sep 25 Patriots L
4 Sun, Oct 2 @ Bengals W
5 Sun, Oct 9 Eagles L
6 Sun, Oct 16 @ Giants W
7
BYE
8 Sun, Oct 30 Redskins L
9 Sun, Nov 6 Jets W
10 Sun, Nov 13 @ Cowboys W
11 Sun, Nov 20 @ Dolphins W
12 Sun, Nov 27 @ Jets L
13 Sun, Dec 4 Titans W
14 Sun, Dec 11 @ Chargers L
15 Sun, Dec 18 Dolphins W
16 Sat, Dec 24 Broncos W
17 Sun, Jan 1 @ Patriots L

Total record: 9-7, out of the playoffs. Again.