Friday, September 29

General Site Update

Well now that I have my laptop up and running again, I have no excuse to not keep this baby updated. I'm assuming I'll see Fry for the first time since winning the first trivia contest to deliver the 6 pack of pounders at Mike's party Saturday. I also owe you a six pack of Tub-O-Ed beer. I'll post the list of beers you can choose from soon.

We also have a new poll up. The results of the last poll of what would you do with Mr. Derr's money were to buy hoes (in different area codes).

Coming up I have a couple of new moovie reviews, a new book review, and I'll be reviewing the most awesome TV show in history. A new contest will be posted soon that requires more audience participation then ever before. Expect another Insanely Tough Trivia Question soon. As always you'll get your healthy helping of interesting stories and the usual funny picture or two. Who knows, I might get a little crazy and update the free beer contest. Don't hold your breath though...

Until then enjoy this cool picture of the New York skyline (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, September 27

25 Signs That, Sadly, You've Grown Up

  1. Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
  2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
  3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
  4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
  5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
  6. You watch the Weather Channel.
  7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook up and break up.
  8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
  9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
  10. You're the one calling the police because those damn kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
  11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
  12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
  13. Your car insurance goes down and your payments go up.
  14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonalds leftovers.
  15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
  16. You no longer take naps from noon to 6 PM.
  17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
  18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle your stomach.
  19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
  20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff".
  21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
  22. "I just can't drink the way I used to," replaces, "I'm never going to drink that much again."
  23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
  24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
  25. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save Your sorry old ass.

Editor note: I actually only hit about half of these so far.

Tuesday, September 26

America's Getting Fatter

According to this article, McDonald's is preparing to offer their breakfast 24/7. The first sign of the apocalypse is upon us.

New Al

It's that time again. That time that happens about every 3 years or so. Yea you guessed it. A new Weird Al Yankovic album hits the stores today. Go pick up your copy of Straight Outta Lynwood today.

Monday, September 25

Weekend Roundup 9/22

Oh the Tub-O-Ed has come and gone and good times were had. Big party down by the campus on Saturday. Hey Tyson, how bout that side boob?

Ah I'm too tired to write anymore. I'm lazy.

Until I get motivated again to do some more, ponder this picture of the covers of Newsweek. They put out a different cover depending on where you live in the world. Notice anything?

Friday, September 22

A Perfect Tool?

Great show last night. I'm sure it'll be talked about tonight at the you know what. See ya there.

And don't forget.....

Thursday, September 21

OMG It's Tool!!11one

I got caught up in all the Tub-O-Ed excitement that I totally forgot about the Tool concert tonight. The best band in the land will descend on Nationwide Arena tonight to rock out washerboard style. I paid for the whole seat but I'll only need the edge. Socks not required as they will be rocked off by the first song.

Cya tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 19

Daily Musings

Well I could go on a rant about yesterday's encounter with a moving company and my mailbox and how it ended up cancelling my scheduled nap. But I'll save that for another day. For now I bring you some random musings from across the interweb.

Being a geek can get you laid. (Tyson take notes)

Renew your passport buddy or the government will eat you.

Winner of the Unintelligent Design Contest
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Uglyass Fish

Wanna Piss Off Your Neighbor (true)

Couple pictures for you. First picture is of the spacestation and shuttle in front of the sun. It's like Where's Waldo for Dummies.

And we end on a cartoon cause they rule:

Monday, September 18

Weekend Roundup 9/15

Hi, ho. Hi, ho. It's off to work I go. Ho, hum.

Hopefully a most excellent weekend was had by all. Had a fun time down on campus during the OSU game. Nothing like drinking too much and yelling obscenties and insults at random people via a megaphone. Bruce gets the weekend award for actually providing some use (other than being a donkey) by nearly getting his ass kicked on numerous occasions by less than thrilled passerby'ers.
Less than a week away from Tub-O-Ed. Hopefully everyone is doing a good job picking out some good beer to drink. Jaime McMurray still sucks but he sucks a little less than Jimmie Johnson this week. cheater...

BTW - looks like this week's trivia question is going to be tougher than the last. Don't give up yet.

Friday, September 15

Thursday, September 14

Insanely Tuff Trivia 2

These three gentlemen starred in a early 90's television show loosely based off a movie made in 1986. You must provide me with the following:

1. The television show name.
2. The actor's real names in the picture and the characters they portrayed.
3. The movie this show is loosely based off of.

This question is a bit tougher than the last so I will give you one hint. The bully in this series (not pictured) is one of the few original actors left on the television series, ER (although he did take a brief hiatus).

Winner of Insanely Tuff Trivia 2 receives a 6-pack of Tub-O-Ed* beer of their choice. Aspiring screen writers need not enter.

*Tub-O-Ed beer is any brand that is brought to the Tub-O-Ed party.

Winner Is You (Fry)

Congratulations to Fry for correctly answering the trivia question with Paul D'Amour.

The catch was that he played with members of A Perfect Circle, Guns N Roses, Peach, and Failure in different projects but never actually played in those bands.

D'Amour was the original bassist for Tool but was fired/quit after the Undertow album because he wanted to work on different music. He was already working on a side project called the Replicants with Chris Pitman (now with GNR and Stine's answer), Ken Andrews, and Greg Edwards (from Failure). Of course when he was in Tool he played with Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer, who also fronts A Perfect Circle. Later he formed Lusk with Brad Laner, Chris Pitman, and Greg Edwards. For the last clue, his last name D'Amour (Amour) means love.

Okay, now buckle down for this next part as we explore the musical orgy that exists here.

Paul D'Amour was in Tool with Maynard James Keenan. MJK also fronted A Perfect Circle with original guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen. TVL was also in Failure with Greg Edwards and Ken Andrews. APC also covered a Failure tune on their album Thirteenth Step after TVL left APC. D'Amour's Replicant bandmate, Chris Pitman, is now in the new iteration of Guns N Roses. On the GNR note, in one of it's many lineups it briefly featured Josh Freese as the drummer. Freese is currently the drummer for A Perfect Circle (with MJK). Freese replaced Tim Alexander as the drummer in APC. At the time Alexander went back to Primus and replaced Bryan Mantia as the drummer in that group. Guess where Bryan went? GNR with Chris Pitman. Also the guitarist in GNR at that time is Buckethead who has made numerous collaborations with Les Claypool also of Primus fame. Mantia was also bandmates with Buckethead in the band Praxis. Current GNR guitarist, Robin Finck has also been in Nine Inch Nails with Trent Reznor. Since joining GNR he has been replaced in NIN by Danny Lohner who has been active heavily in the A Perfect Circle project. Reznor and Lohner briefly had a project with Maynard called Tapeworm. After it disbanded a Tapeworm song originally titled Vacant appeared on A Perfect Circle album eMotiv renamed Passive. Reznor's also acquired Marilyn Manson's former bassist Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez. After Manson but before NIN White was the travelling bassist for, you guessed it, APC. He also played with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age who also has recruited Troy Van Leeuwen after he left APC. Jeordie White replaced Paz Lenchantin as the bassist in APC after she left to join Zwan with Billy Corgan. Billy's former Smashing Pumpkin guitarist, James Iha, was also the travelling guitarist of APC replacing Mr. Troy Van Leewen. Former bassist for the Pumpkins, Melissa Auf der Maur was formerly of Hole with Courtney Love. Love is of course the wife to the late Kurt Cobain but also had a brief fling with Billy Corgan. Also little known fact is that Courtney Love was one of the former lead singers of Faith No More. Faith No More's drummer Mike Bordin was also lined up to replace Bryan Mantia in Primus before Tim Alexander came back into the fold. To put the cherry on the top of this mess is founder of APC, Billy Howerdel, was a guitar tech for just about every band I mentioned here before forming APC.

Wow, six degrees to Kevin Bacon has nothing on this mess. I believe OSU is offering a major in this subject this fall. I'm sure Phil is already enrolled.

New (and harder) trivia question coming this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 12

Who Am I?

As promised I am starting a trivia question for the week. When you think you know the answer, leave me a comment with your name. First one with the correct answer wins the prize.

Today's prize: 6 pack of Bud Light pounders

Who Am I?

* I am in the music industry.
* I have played with members of A Perfect Circle, Guns N Roses, Peach, and Failure.
* I formed the critically acclaimed psychedelic pop band Lusk with Brad Laner.
* People "love" my name.

Weekend Round Up 9/8

Hey o. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Saw most everyone at Pioneer not drinking Coors Light and having a good time. Everybody seemed in good spirits after the OSU win. Something new and interesting to see at Pioneer was the Oasis tent (no not the band). For those of you who didn't go in, the Oasis tent was where you could get specialty drinks and eats. A lot of girly drinks but most important some new imports from Holland. I remember saying that Budweiser must have purchased the brewery and started to import the beer and sure enough I was right. Lots of interesting and good news in that article and I'm sure you can see more of that beer in the future coming around. Coincidently enough it would be an excellent beer to bring to Tub-O-Ed.

Good stuff and see some of you next weekend down here in Columbus for OSU tailgating.

Friday, September 8

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome aboard the good ship Ed's Tavern! For many of you this is probably the first time you have seen this site. Actually I have been running this site for about a month now and actually been updating it fairly regularly. I suggest reading my first post and going from there. Make sure you sign up for free beer and check out all the details for Tub-O-Ed coming up. Check back early and often as I tend to update the site frequently.

In celebration of the Grand Opening, during the week of September 10th, I will be running a trivia contest and the winners will get valuable prizes. Make sure you stop in and try your luck and maybe this guy will party with you!

Welcome Back Boat Trip Riders

Hope no one drowned or was eaten by anacondas. I'll await to hear all the tales of debauchery and drunkenness. Good day to you sir.

P.S. Dis guy says hi --->

Microbreweries of America

In the spirit of the upcoming Tub-O-Ed, I have compiled a list of microbreweries across America. All you need is Google Earth. This is a really sweet application if you never seen it before. Then grab this file and import it into Google Earth. Pretty easy.

The Devil Wears Prada

"You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choo's! "

First let me say that this is my first moovie that I actually watched in a theater in quite some time. Not normally my cup of tea, since the last 5 moovies I watched either contained zombies or vampires, but I did hear good things and I must say that I was quite surprised.

The Devil Wears Prada is about a young college graduate (Anne Hathaway) trying to land her first job out of college. She is interviewing as the 2nd assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), head of "Runway, the world's leading fashion publication. Andrea (Hathaway) is an inspiring journalist who has much higher goals then being some lackey to a fashion tycoon and is promised if she can last in this job for one year it will open doors and lead her to a job she really wants. The catch is that Miranda is the boss from hell. She expects everything done a minute before she tells you and a compliment from her is not getting berated about not doing your job.

An example of said request as she is walking in the office 1st thing:
The details of your incompetence do not interest me. Tell Simone I'm not going to prove that girl she sent me for the Brazilian layout. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling; she sent me dirty, tired and paunchy. And RSVP yes to Michael Kors' party, I want the driver to drop me off at 9.30 and pick me up at 9.45 sharp. Then call Natalie at Gloria's Foods and tell her no, for the 40th time, no, I don't want dacquoise, I want tortes filled with warm rhubarb compote. Then call my ex-husband and remind him that the parent/teacher conference at Dalton is tonight. Then call my husband. Ask him to please meet me for dinner at that place I went to with Masima. Also, tell Richard I saw all the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they're all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth's second cover.
Get all that? Okay have it done in an hour (but she really expects it in 15 minutes). At first Andrea tries to resist the fashion obsessed culture but she finds not fitting in and being herself is not working for her. She turns to Nigel for help and he starts to give her fashion tips and before you know it she is dressed to the nines and kicking ass at her job. She really starts to make an impression on people and things really start heading her way. However it doesn't come without consequences as she loses sight of her original plan and her old friends get mad when she constantly blows them off for job responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include finding a flight for Miranda out of Miami during a hurricane and obtaining the unpublished manuscript of the next Harry Potter book for her twin daughters.

Finally, Andrea asks Miranda, "What if I don't want this?" and Miranda responds, "Oh don't be silly, EVERYONE wants this. Everyone wants to be *us*".

This moovie really surprised me because it really makes you ask yourself what would you do in that situation. Do you become something you're not and give into the temptation of success and fame or do you stick to your guns and be yourself no matter what the cost? Without giving away the ending of the moovie (and it is a surprise even though I called it from a mile away) it is very satisfying and really wraps it up well.

The Ups: The moovie is very well done. It is funny and you really get to know the characters just enough and get a feel for what things are like in the cut-throat business of fashion. It is just the right length and ends nicely. Most of all Meryl Streep portrays the character, Miranda, extremely well and really lives up to her nickname, The Dragon Lady.

The Downs: Not really too much to complain about here but I do have a small gripe. When they try to doll up Anne Hathaway for the parts where she is supposed to knock out gorgeous you can really tell some of the camera tricks they do to pull it off. Kinda like all the fight scenes in The Chronicles of Riddick where they are all dark and flash around every split second to make up for the inadequate Vin Diesel performance.

Overall: Go out and score some points by bringing your special ladyfriend to this one. You'll score some points because you are sensitive and will actually enjoy yourself in the process.

Verdict: Three cosmos and a starbucks night cap.

Tuesday, September 5

Weekend Roundup 9/1

Back to work. Yay. Though had a great extended Labor day weekend and hope everyone did the same. Saw most of everyone at Parkfest this weekend and probably see anyone I missed at Pioneer next weekend. Yay for Pioneer to have good beer and not that crappy Coors Light. I mean really, what is up with that noise? I got through about 5 beers and had to throw in the towel. Nothing but crap.

Speaking of which, can someone explain to me the whole Lions Club/Holy Name controversy? Are there burgers and beer or not? Are we going to see a battle royale this weekend? Who should I bet on? What will OMK do since he is both? Is he mad at himself? So confused....

Anywho Sunday was George & Marilyn's anniversary party. Lots of fun drinking "porch juice" and didn't even watch much of the race and thanks to Stine for letting me know what I already did even though I didn't see it end. Good times. See you at Pioneer if you're not boycotting.