Archive for October, 2009

Help Yourself. Help The World. Then Brag About How You’re A Wonderful Person.

Posted by Matt on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Last Monday, I received a pre-approved Credit Card offer, 2 offers for magazine subscriptions, a letter from my health insurer, and a ransom letter written in lamb’s blood.  But it was a good day because I didn’t get anything from Pottery Barn – the Devil’s home-furnishing store.  I’ve never even been to the Pottery Barn! Still, I wasn’t satisfied.

Today, Gratuitous World stops spewing nonsense and stealing your soul for a couple minutes, to give you some helpful advice on how to remove yourself from mailing lists and junk mail.

Here’s some plagarism:

  • Junk mail destroys 100 million trees a year — the equivalent of deforesting all of Rocky Mountain National Park every four months.
  • Largely due to deforestation, junk mail manufacturing creates as much greenhouse gas emissions annually as 3.7 million cars.
  • More than half of unsolicited mail is discarded unread or unopened; the response rate is less than 2%.
  • Junk mail creates four million tons of unnecessary waste per year.
  • Calculating the weight of the junk mail trash from EPA data, it works out to 13.4% of 1276 pounds per household; that’s 170 pounds of trash per household per year.
  • Don’t just think about the waste that junk mail produces; consider the energy required to produce the mail, and the emissions required to transport it to your home. And even if it gets recycled in the end, a great deal of energy is expended in the recycling process.

Credit Card Applications

Getting bent over by the credit card companies isn’t difficult.  But that doesn’t mean you have to read their love letters. Name and address are all that are necessary:

Opt-Out Pre-Screen will ensure no pre-approved applications arrive in the mail. The online form is accepted without having to enter your Social Security Number. (Available to US residents only.) 

I did the on-line, 5-year opt-out. It took 2 minutes.

Virtually all credit card and insurance companies get your mailing and credit information from one of the three major national credit bureaus, who share their lists between one another. Pursuant to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (1997), consumers can call any one of the credit bureaus, and upon request can have their name removed from all three lists.

  • Equifax : PO Box 740123, Atlanta, GA 30374-0123 – Phone: (888) 567-8688
  • Experian: Target Marketing Services Division, 12606 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243 – Phone: (800) 353-0809
  • TransUnion: 555 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661 – Phone: (800) 680-7293

Direct Marketing Association

The Direct Marketing Association is apparently responsible for 75% of all national mailings that come to your home.   By calling or writing them and requesting that you be added to their Do Not Mail List, your name won’t be on the many mail order sales companies that use the D.M.A. to generate mailing lists.

Valpak Coupons

Visit Cox Target Media to remove your name.  Unless you really want that $5 off a $100+ oil change.

Catalogs

Catalog Choice will remove you from many (if not most) catalog mailing lists. 

Cut the cord, kids.

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Glenn Beck & Dwight Schrute

Posted by Matt on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Youtube elevates the discourse:

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Gratuitous Balls! Random Sports Thoughts

Posted by Matt on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

1.  Tim Tebow:  Regardless my feelings about this guy, there’s no doubt he’s one of the most beloved athletes in recent history.  Despite my eye-rolling at all the over-the-top attention he receives, he has been a good role model. He circumcises Filipino orphans, talks to prisoners, and pretty much embraces being a role model. His girlfriend has huge cans. But because of his status as a role model, I have to take him to task. 

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...especially motorboating"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...especially motorboating"

The fact that he played against LSU on Oct. 10, 2 weeks after suffering a severe concussion, is incredibly irresponsible.  Recent reports have shown the longterm damage concussions cause, and the exponential increase in damage to the brain caused by Second Impact Syndrome: 

Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) consists of two events. Typically, it involves an athlete suffering post-concussive symptoms following a head injury.2 If, within several weeks, the athlete returns to play and sustains a second head injury, diffuse cerebral swelling, brain herniation, and death can occur. SIS can occur with any two events involving head trauma.

I’m sure any parent who saw the 60 Minutes report on concussions will have second thoughts about letting their kid participate in youth football.  50+ kids die each year from sports-related head injuries, mostly from football. 

The point is:  you can’t pick and choose when to be a role model.  Tebow is sending the message that it’s ok to put your brain in jeopardy if it’s a really important game.  Shame on Tebow. Shame on Tebow’s uber-involved parents. And shame on Coach Urban Meyer and the UF Training Staff.

On another Tebow-related note, I’ve begun to wear “Eye Black” with Bible verses under my eyes.  Today’s passage? Leviticus 12:6, or “Levit” “12:6″:

‘When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering.

Now there’s a passage that will spice up the workplace conversation.

2.  Yankees v. Phillies?  That could be good.  I will say that the baseball in the postseason has been pretty bad – particularly the defense and umpiring.  But this potential series could be fantastic.  Phillies in 6.

3.  Cedric Benson:  Ced’s great 2009 season hasn’t stopped his pity-party.  From today’s Suntimes:

Benson blames the Bears for his time on the sideline…and accuses the organization of blackballing him.

”No doubt,” Benson said. ”I heard all the rumors that were said coming out of Chicago. Even the Bengals told me that they would call and inquire about me and get nothing but negative things.”

Such as?

”That I didn’t work hard, that I was, I guess, a prima donna, just wasn’t focused,” he said. ”Just anything negative that they could say was said. I’m sure that contributed largely to me not getting picked up right away.”

Chicago's fault.

Chicago's fault.

So which part of this is untrue? The Bears gave you every chance to succeed. They got rid of Thomas Jones for you. They dealt with your hold out and apathetic attitude.  They dealt with your drinking, pot-smoking and arrests. And you still didn’t produce.

I can’t wait for Lance Briggs to light your ass up on Sunday.  You’re still a fucking scrub.

 

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4.  ESPN:  Bristol, CT must be a boring place.  Like clockwork, it seems like every 6 months some ESPN employee gets into a creepy sexual situation. 

all kinds of gross.
all kinds of weird.

And not just “being hit on by a drunk, lazy-eyed co-worker.”  We’re talking creepy. Steve Phillips – you’re on!

According to the New York Post,Phillips had a brief fling with a fellow ESPN employee named Brooke Hundley this summer. He ended it rather quickly, which did not go over very well. She allegedly began harassing Phillips, his wife and even his teenage son—who she friended on Facebook by pretending to be a classmate, and then grilled him for personal information about the family.

The final straw came when Phillips’ wife arrived at her home to see a strange woman coming down her driveway and getting into a car (which she promptly smashed into a pole while trying to make a quick getaway.) The woman had left a very creepy letter in the front door, addressed to Phillips wife. The full original letter is available on the Post website [PDF], but here are some of the bullet points laid out by Hundley:

• She and Steve first slept together in a St. Louis hotel room, but he assured her that she wouldn’t get pregnant because of his vasectomy.
• How and she Steve love to text back and forth with detailed plans on how they would like to sex each other
• An uncomfortable amount of detail about the activities of her children
• How the Catholic Church will totally understand if the Phillips got a divorce, so that she and Steve can be together
• She’s 22 … but not stupid!
• A graphic description of Steve’s birthmarks (on his crotch and inner thigh), just to know she’s legit.

Somewhere Harold Reynolds is smiling.  And possibly masturbating.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Posted by Matt on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Better late than never, dear.

The whole damn thing is the hardest part.

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Summer of Fear

With time, this full-bodied album gains lovely leathery and black olive notes with tones ranging from herbal to peppery.

Grade:  A

Listen to this while: on the road, man. On the road.

 

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America Loves Lists! – 5 Best Nintendo Sports Games

Posted by Matt on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I got an NES when I was about 8 years old.  It was always my favorite babysitter.  With a couple exceptions (Zelda, Mario, Contra, etc…), most of my Nintendo time was spent with Sports-related games – excepting the time spent blowing on the cartiridges and into the machine in order to make it work. 

So without further ado, I give you GW’s top-5 NES Sports games.

5.  Double Dribble:  Even before puberty, I was conditioned to locate the magical spot.  You know what I’m talking about.  The  spot on the floor in DD where your players couldn’t miss.  It’s somewhere between the baseline and the wing. That’s what she said.  Goal in! Anyway, DD – or Exciting Basket,  as it was know in Japan, contains the best of 80s hoops:  short shorts; token, full-court pressure; and a requirement that any foul result in the “victim” dribbling with fundamental correctness to the free throw line while everyone else waited patiently. Great game. 

4.  Ice Hockey:  Fat Soviets! Skinny Canadians! Perfectly Proportioned

Creepy Ref

Creepy Ref

Americans! Fights that looked like heavy-petting turned gang-bang.  This game was fantastic, particularly in the context of the Cold War.  Rumor has it, Kurt Russel, Marcia Gay Harden and Peter Stormare will star in the Hollywood adaptation.

3.  R.B.I. Baseball:  “Why is Jose Uribe so fat?”

“Because you’re playing R.B.I. Baseball, son.  They’re all fat.”

Pre-Steroid Era?

Pre-Steroid Era?

RBI presented users with unique problem-solving challenges.  Should I load up with STL’s speed + pitching, or just mash with DET?  I am of the opinion that MIN had it all.  Fun Fact (via wikipedia):  Marc Merica of Cleveland, Ohio currently holds the world record on (later version) RBI Baseball 3 (as certified by Twin Galaxies), with a 45 run win.  Congratulations, Marc.  And I’m sorry.

2.  Tecmo Bowl:  One thing I never really understood about many early NES games was the speed of the clock.  If you want the game to go fast, just make the quarters shorter.  I’m trying to run the 2-minute drill with Dave Krieg! Give me a fucking chance! 

This game tended to have fantastic finshes, and 10-yard Fight just couldn’t compete with a roster of real players + random, sometimes androgenous logos. 

1.  Mike Tyson’s Punch Out:  This is a bittersweet selection.  I’ve never been as good at anything in my life as I was at Punch Out.  The spiral downward has not been easy.  However, every 5 years or so, I’ll find an occasion to reunite with my old friends and vaguely offensive stereotypes:  The Drunk Russian (Soda Popinski), The French Pussy (Glass Joe), The Mystical Indian (Great Tiger), and of course, The Crazy Black Guy (Tyson).  And when we get together, I brush off the rust and kick ass just like I did when I was 10 years old.  It’s like riding a bike…but harder. Like riding a bike with only your thumbs.  Cheers to you, Mac.  Stick and Move!

 

Animated To Scale!

Animated To Scale!

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Douchenozzle Of The Week

Posted by Matt on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

If there’s one organization that can demand pious morality from others, yet  still blame others for its own misdeeds, it’s the Catholic Church.

Enter Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, and all-around hateful jackass, who the Washington Post just allows to go on a fact-free, juvenile rant.  Some highlights:

Sexual libertines, from the Marquis de Sade to radical gay activists, have sought to pervert society by acting out on their own perversions. What motivates them most of all is a pathological hatred of Christianity. They know, deep down, that what they are doing is wrong, and they shudder at the dreaded words, “Thou Shalt Not.” But they continue with their death-style anyway ….

I'll just leave it at that.

Thou Shalt Not Commit Douchebaggery.

Totally!  When I lube up my group sex partners and strap on the ball-gag, the only thing going through my mind is 80-year old Sister Mary (my 3rd grade teacher), and our complicated lust/hate relationship. It’s all about Catholicism!  Actually, it’s you Bill. I can’t stop thinking of you. You and St. Fiacre, patron saint of  hemorrhoids sufferers (true).

But I guess it’s just adult, consensual, out-of-wedlock, non-missionary, secular fucking that should be shamed and condemned.  Because, as we both know, Mr. Donahue never met a Catholic child-molester for whom he couldn’t make excuses……..

Douchenozzle’s Checklist for American decay:  The Sexually Active? Check.  Ok, moving on – Hollywood:

There was a time when Hollywood made reverential movies about Christianity. But those days are long gone. Now they just insult. And when someone finally makes a film that makes Christians proud, he is run out of town. Were it not for Mel Gibson, there would have been no “Passion of the Christ.” But for every Harvey Weinstein who likes to bash Catholics, there is always someone else waiting in the wings to do the same ….

I understand Bill’s job is to “spin,” but Jesus Christ (no pun),  there’s no way this asshead can honestly believe Mel Gibson was “run out of town”  because of The Passion.  For God’s sake, people gave him money to do Apocalypto.  No mention of the lesser-known, anti-Mayan prejudice of Hollywood Jews.

Gibson tarnished his own reputation by getting trashed and making public his hostile anti-Semitism.  But it’s all a symbol of Catholic persecution because Harvey Weinstein produced a movie with an evil priest.

Maybe Donahue is just upset because he went to the “casting couch” with a Hollyowood producer who promised him a role in the next Flomax commercial. Sad.

Okay, moving on to  liberals + gays + philanthropists:

Catholics were once the mainstay of the Democratic Party; now the gay activists are in charge. Indeed, practicing Catholics are no longer welcome in leadership roles in the Party: the contempt that pro-life Catholics experience is palpable. The fact that Catholics for Choice, a notoriously anti-Catholic front group funded by the Ford Foundation, has a close relationship with the Democrats says it all ….

Yes, Democrats despise Catholics.  You know, arch-enemies like John Kerry, Joe Biden, and Ted Kennedy.

The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they’re too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels.

This guy is so out-of-touch it’s unbelievable.  Doesn’t he know we’re all aborting dogs, walking kids, and eschewing baths altogether?

Bill has a classic Perseuction Complex.  Look, asshole, this isn’t the 1920s.  I will refrain from retelling the history of anti-Catholicism, but let’s make one thing clear:  Calling out the Church’s criminal conspiracy to cover-up the pedophilia of their priests does not constitute  persecution.  It constitutes appropriate indignation at the most despicable behavior attributable to humans.  Where’s your moral compass, Dbag?

You can fight your imaginary culture wars all you want.  At the end of the day, only a miniscule pack  of drones will pick up the pitchforks to follow you.  And at the end of the day, you’ll still be a Douchenozzle.

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Pitchfork Reviews The Cheap Bottle Of Wine I Drank Last Night – 2007 Vinos Piñol Ludovicus

Posted by Matt on Monday, October 19th, 2009

Mas o Menos

Mas o Menos

 
2007 Vinos Piñol Ludovicus – 5.9
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Ludovicus nearly attains a balance of cohesion and chaos. Taking less risks than its predecessor, it still offers the same tattered simplicity and battered delivery that create such warmly imperfect aromas.
 
  
 
 While it is clear that, as Ludovicus tames and grooms its unruly aesthetic, it does not attempt to achieve the clarity of, for example, Imogen Heap.
 
 
 It’s hard not to feel the vineyard’s dry winds of irony in latter tastes of the bottle.  While manifesting in linear paths that never venture far from poignance, one can’t help view this bottle as fostering a sense of resignation.

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In Defense Of Rush Limbaugh. Sort Of…

Posted by Matt on Friday, October 16th, 2009

Click here to find out more!I was all set to post a defense of Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to purchase the St. Louis Rams.  And on that issue alone, I stand by that.  After all, this is America.  If Rush wants to own a team, it’s his right to put forth an offer or be part of an ownership group.  Similarly, Rush has the right to spew from his pulpit as long as there are enough ignorant bigots that want his hate-filled ideology spoon-fed to them. 

While ironic, the fact that an unapologetic racist wants to own a team in a sport that’s 70% black fits into Rush’s whole self-loathing pathology.   Good for him. 

But Jesus Christ, his “woe is me, i’m so oppressed, liberals conspired against me…” sour grapes routine, following being dropped from the ownership group is comically childish.

When he’s not being a culture warrior, Rush extols the virtues of unbridled, free-market capitalism.  Of course, he has reaped the benefits of American corporatism and capitalism for years.  While despising every fiber of his disgusting being, I don’t begrudge him his success.  After all, it’s America…

However, the fact that Dave Checketts dropped Rush from the purchasing group is purely capitalist. Purely American.

 A few points first: I don’t think that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts owner Jim Irsay needed to go public with their “airing of grievances” regarding the prospects of a Limbaugh ownership group.  (Goodell said Limbaugh had made “polarizing” comments and Irsay vowed to vote against him.)

 But isn’t this America? If Limbaugh can equate liberals to terrorists and equate the president to Hitler, what’s wrong with these guys (and many players) expressing their reservations about Limbaugh being part of the NFL.

Irsay has a business to protect.  If he thinks Rush is bad for the NFL, that means Rush is bad for his team – his business.  He should vote against him.  And regardless what Rush says, it’s not baseless speculation.  If Rush purchased the Bears from the sleep-walking McCaskey family, I would cease to be a Bears fan and subsequently be much less engaged in the NFL.  For instance, through Week 5 of the NFL season, I have attended one Bears’ game and watched every minute of the rest on TV.  There’s no liberal witch-hunt by the NFL.  It’s pure business. 

Rush has made millions as a conservative shock-jock.  He thrives on

Favre likes you.

Favre likes you.

polarization.  Polarizing forces are not good for the NFL .  After all, they already have destructive assholes like Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder.  Thus, from a business standpoint, Checketts + co. did the right thing by dropping Limbaugh from their prospective ownership group. As Checketts said:

It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions; endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis,” Checketts said. “As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion.”

Rush’s response:

“This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.

Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we’re going to have.”

What happened to personal responsibility, Rush?  Like Falwell and Robertson blaming gays and liberals for 9/11, Limbaugh can’t resist interpreting his rejection as a historic victimization at the hands of evil lefties. 

And you really don’t understand why they dropped you? 

Just as a point of reference, George Soros, liberal billionaire and boogeyman of many conservative conspiracy-thories,  was part of a group that attempted to buy MLB’s Washington Nationals in 2005.  I’m sure he was welcomed with open arms by Conservatives.  You know – free market and all that shit.

Major League Baseball hasn’t narrowed the list of the eight bidders seeking to buy the Washington Nationals and some Republicans on Capitol Hill already are hinting at revoking the league’s antitrust exemption if billionaire financier George Soros , an ardent critic of President Bush and supporter of liberal causes, buys the team.

“It’s not necessarily smart business sense to have anybody who is so polarizing in the political world,” Rep. John E. Sweeney (R-N.Y.) said. “That goes for anybody, but especially as it relates to Major League Baseball because it’s one of the few businesses that get incredibly special treatment from Congress and the federal government.”

I can’t beliiiieeeve a government official would try to interfere with this. I mean, in America??

This is not about the NFL. This is not about the Rams. It’s not about liberals.  It’s about an occasion on which the free market failed Rush Limbaugh.  Instead of living with the consequences of his chosen path, profession, and own words, he wants to blame someone else, and go kicking and screaming all the way home until he pops an Oxy, lights a cigar with a hundo, turns on a gay porn, and falls asleep on a bed of cash. 

Poor guy.

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Caption This

Posted by Matt on Friday, October 16th, 2009

Holy shit, I’m not sure if Clinton still “has it” but these two cooze-hounds could’ve had an epic night on the town. 

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Oklahoma: We’ll Shame You

Posted by Matt on Friday, October 16th, 2009

It’s obvious many pro-lifers don’t really care about children – hence opposition to sex education, family planning funding and subsidized childrens’ health insurance.  Though these are methods proven to decrease the number of abortions, they don’t want to hear it.  What really drives them is their judgment of sexually active women and a desire to impose their morality.  They think the promiscuity of these women should be punished by forcing them to carry babies they don’t want, or can’t care for.  Then there’s the Oklahoma state legislature:

A new Oklahoma law requires physicians to disclose detailed information on women’s abortions to the State’s Department Of Health, which will then post the collected data on a public website. The controversial measure comes into effect on November 1 and will cost $281,285 to implement, $256,285 each subsequent year to maintain.

Oklahoma women undergoing abortion procedures will be legally forced to reveal:

1) Date of abortion
2) County in which abortion is performed
3) Age of mother
4) Marital status of mother
5) Race of mother
6) Years of education of mother
7) State or foreign country of residence of mother
8) Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother

Proponents of the legislation claim that women should not be concerned over their privacy since no names or “personal information” will be reported. This defense is questionable. Feminists For Choice argues, “In reviewing the actual text of the law, the first 8 questions that will be asked and reported could easily be used to identify any member of a smaller community.”

Why stop with abortions?  I am using this blog post as a call to action.  ALL ILLINOIS COLONOSCOPIES NEED TO BE DISCLOSED TO THE ILLINOIS’ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN NARRATIVE FORM.  I’ll start:

ATTN:  Illinois Dept. of Health
RE:        Colonoscopy (October 2, 2009)

It was a dreary October day.  I entered my Doctor’s lobby, stomach still rumbling from the prior night’s laxative.  A rosy-cheeked nurse sporting a snaggle-tooth called my name.  The reverberations echoed in my soul.  I was led to a sparse room and asked to disrobe.  My skinny frame trembled with dread.  I said goodbye to my pale ass, wondering if it would ever be the same, and put on the gown given to me.

I waited. And waited.  My psyche turbulent with mental projections of the upcoming procedure.

Nurse Snaggle reentered and hooked me to an IV. She placated me with some assurances intimating that the procedure wouldn’t hurt.  It was nice.  She took me to the procedure room, where I met Dr. Jellyfinger.  Someone put a contraption on my finger and an oxygen mask was strapped to my faced.  My mind spun. I thought about that time when I was child and I was running with my dog Lady, a stunning German Shepherd.  I stopped at Springdale Park to take a sip of water from the drinking fountain.  It was refreshing.  I took Lady over to the park bench for a brief rest.  As I collapsed on the bench, I sat directly on a pine cone.  Something happened to me that day…

I ventured back to reality, but noticed myself getting sleepy.  Dr. J asked me to turn over on my side.  I thought I saw Lou Diamond Phillips. But it was just a poster…of Lou Diamond Phillips trying to raise awareness of colon-health.  I saw the Doctor take the scope – longer than anything I could imagine.  In my haze, I was convinced it would be possible to see the scope from space – like the Great Wall.

Then it all went black.  I don’t envy the doctor. Not at all. 

I woke up to Nurse Snaggle gently shaking my shoulder.  She was smiling, snaggle fully exposed. But I hate to criticize – she was a nice lady.  She told me I had done well.  I smiled weakly. Then I rolled over on my side and let out a seismic fart.  That felt good.

I left and went home.  My butt had changed, but my life was still the same.  Or was it…

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