Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Game of Cat and Mouse

So yesterday, I get home and smell a dead mouse. It stunk pretty bad. So for a while I search for the deceased, following the smell to under the sink. I couldn't find anything. I give up for a while, but the odor is just too bad. I keep looking, and still find nothing.

Eventually, I notice Pants needed some food, I get the bag out and start pouring it in the bowl. And then, to my surprise, I find that the dead mouse is IN THE BAG OF CAT FOOD.

Oh the irony.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Of Bad News......

When are we going to come to grips with all the "bad news" reported in newspapers and on news television? People are lamenting with all of the horrible stuff on the news and wonder why there's no good news.

Here's why:

-- Good things are expected to happen. We don't report on safe flights, cured people, and etc., because that's what's supposed to happen.

--There's just too much good news out there.

And as bad as this may sound, I do want to know about some of the bad news out there. September 11 was an atrocity, but I most certainly want to know what's going on.

Granted, I'm kind of on a high right now for some odd reason, but I think it's just more of an annoyance of people whining about the news.

Another thing, it bothers me when people equate all the bad news with the world. The world is going to hell because of all this bad going on. Things haven't changed or gotten worse. I'm going to offer that life is actually better than it ever has been.

What do you subscribe to?

What sort of podcasts do you subscribe to?

Here's an updated list of the podcasts I listen to:

  • 40 Watt -- actually, this hasn't been updated since Feb., but I got a good Whigs and Drive By Truckers performance out of this.
  • 60 Second Silence -- I don't listen to this one religiously, but I do enjoy the quick blurbs.
  • Ask A Ninja -- A HILARIOUS podcast. I was skeptical about it at first, but I enjoy every update. Not really informational, just fun.
  • Athcast - Athens Music -- this one hasn't been updated in a while either.
  • Comedy Central Stand-Up -- this one occasionally has some funny stand up comedy.
  • Final Cut Help -- just subscribed to this today... this is for anyone who enjoys using Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Motion, Sountrack, etc.).
  • IndieFeed: Alternative / Modern -- almost daily music from new bands. It's ok.
  • Jay and Jack's RambleCast -- These guys just make for a great podcast. See The Lost Podcast With Jay and Jack.
  • Moyers on America -- interesting Podcast. I subscribed mostly for the podcasts dealing with faith and reason.
  • MTV News -- yeah, I'm a loser.
  • MuteMath Video Podcast -- a pretty decent video podcast from a band.... if you want a better one, get the Switchfoot one. MuteMath's is almost daily, as opposed to the "once every other week or so" with Switchfoot, but you can definitely tell a difference.
  • NPR All Songs Considered -- I enjoy this one here and there, if it's got bands I like.
  • Paste Culture Club -- interesting, mostly about music, but goes into other things as well.
  • Penn Radio -- I'm so glad this guy has a radio show that I can download. Penn Jilette, the talking half of the Penn and Teller. Enjoyable show.
  • Raised By The Radio -- Jon Cole's own podcast. A music show.
  • Real Time With Bill Maher -- I only occasionally listen to him. It's his shows with his roundtable discussion I find interesting sometimes.
  • Strong Bad E-mails and More1 -- GREAT stuff.
  • Switchfoot Video Podcast -- Great podcast of what's going on with the band. Very fun, funny, insightful.
  • the Lost Podcast With Jay and Jack -- two individuals talk about Lost. They make it fun.
  • The Official Lost Podcast -- never a dull moment with Damen Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. They talk about past and upcoming episodes from Lost, and answer fan questions (usually the really inane ones.
  • The Philosophy Podcast -- just subscribed to this one today, we'll see.
  • The Relevant Podcast -- mostly interesting podcast about music, films, recent events, etc.
  • The Ricky Gervais Show -- hilarious podcast.

Is there anything that should be added to this list? Let me know!