Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ben & Jerry's Quiz

Take the quiz. Which of these are old B&J flavors & which are random bands on myspace? I got an 8 out of 10.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Couple Recommendations

I think recommending random products from work will become a new feature here. We'll see, but even if it doesn't happen, I need to mention something I had today w/ lunch: Shandy Bass. A shandy is a drink made w/ European Lemonade (more like 7-Up or Sprite than what we think of as Lemonade) & beer. Often, we're talking about a 1-1 beer to lemonade ratio, but the pre-packaged ones are much weaker. That said, Shandy Bass is made w/ Bass Ale. It is surprising alright. I don't know if I'll drink it all the time, but it's definitely worth checking out. It was like a very light beer w/ citrus in it... sort of along the lines of Corona Light. Not fantastic but a nice novelty.In more election news, Visions of Ypsi is proud to endorse Carl Levin for US Senate, John D. Dingell for US House of Representatives, Alma Wheeler Smith for State Rep. & Jerry L. Clayton for sheriff. As for the positions where there is only 1 person running (County Clerk/Register of Deeds, County Treasurer, County Commissioner - District 6, & County Prosecuting Attorney), I suggest y'all write me in. I might not win (or in the case of prosecuting attorney even be qualified), but @ least we'll keep the winners honest. Be sure to vote in the primary next Tues.!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Other Movie w/ Ledger & Bale

I haven't seen the new Batman film yet, but I promise you a review as soon as I happen upon a theater. It's all I've been hearing about lately, but I suppose that by the time I get around to reviewing it, y'all will have seen it already. In lieu of that, I've got a different movie about which I need to talk: I'm Not There. Christian Bale & Heath Ledger play different versions of Dylan... Bale as Dylan around 64'/early '65 & Ledger as Dylan as a 1970s movie star. Along w/ these 2, there is also Richard Gere as Dylan as Billy the Kid in the Old West, Kate Blanchet as Dylan circa late '65/66 during the famous tour of England & Blonde on Blonde, Marcus Carl Franklin as an 11 year old African American Dylan in 1959 named Woody Guthrie, among others. Oddly, David Cross played Allen Ginsberg & did a fantastic job. The real work was done by Todd Haynes who wrote & directed it. It follows the many incarnations of Bob Dylan as he re-envisioned himself over the course of 20 years revolving around the line between public & private personas & the line between the historical & the fictive reality that he created for himself. (not to mention the worlds created in his lyrics from this time period.) The non-linear structure, combined w/ the surrealistic imagery captures Dylan in an amazing way (like a version of Renaldo & Clara that actually works [I do kinda dig Renaldo & Clara too though]). I hope no one ever tries to make a Doors/Buddy Holly Story/Walk the Line/La Bamba/Great Balls of Fire/Ray bio-pic type movie about him because this one is so much more interesting than straight ahead linear "look @ me, I'm famous" movie would ever be. Then, before the closing credits, there is footage of Dylan circa '75, but it's just a close-up of his face as he plays a ridiculously atonal harmonica solo. After 2 hours & 20 minutes of a story based on a life made famous due primarily to his use of language, when he finally appears, he says nothing... awesome!
Other Dylan movies to see:
Don't Look Back
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Renaldo and Clara
Masked and Anonymous
No Direction Home

Monday, July 21, 2008

Long Awaited Answers to Previously Posed Questions

Layin' Pipe in Washtenaw County
Considering I've backed up more than my fair share of drains, the issue of Drain Commissioner is 1 that is close to my heart. After checking out the web-sites of 2 of the 3 candidates (Richard Deitering doesn't even have a site & there's no way in Hell I'd endorse anyone who isn't using the grassroots campaign strategies of Howard Dean), I've decided that while Douglas A. Egeler's service in the Marine Corps & his 31 years in the plumbing industry are strong factors, Visions of Ypsi is proud to announce that we are endorsing Janis Bobrin for Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner. She has served the county in this role for nearly 20 years & has a spanking picture of Atchison Drain on her main page. She's also been endorsed by Alma Wheeler Smith, the UAW, & the Sierra Club, but I imagine it is this endorsement which will really kick-start her re-election campaign. Check out her web-site & get listed as an supporter or get yourself a yard sign! Power to the people!

Little House - Big World
The next issue I promised I would tackle involves the Tiny Houses. Steve posted a link to this a few years ago, but there was a story on Weekend Edition about this so I wanted to check it out again... it's hilarious (but pretty great if you live by yourself, don't have any pets, & have Agoraphobia. In all honesty, they're great for the environment, but would be a bit difficult w/ a family. The woman interviewed on the radio said she powers her house w/ a solar panel & 9 bucks worth of propane every month.

This Portion of the Post is not about Face Glaze
While @ work this weekend, I was made aware of a fascinating new product called Batter Blaster. Of course, all the obligatory dick jokes were made (& a few that were rather uncalled for), but it actually seems like it might be a decent thing to get for a camping trip. Other than that, it just seems nasty. It is organic though, so @ least there's that. For those of you who didn't follow the link, Batter Blaster is pancake batter that comes in a sort of Ready Whip style canister. Sounds Delicious.

If Only He Really was a Terrorist: The Presidential EndorsementThis weeks has been spent w/ diapers & walking & bouncing & all things baby so I didn't have a chance to comment on the New Yorker cover, but I couldn't let it slip by unnoticed. I think it's a whole lot funnier than the media made it out to be. Obviously, it's not an attack on the Obamas but on the people who have been making the rather dubious claims about his allegiances. That said, I would definitely like Michelle Obama more if she came w/ a dash of Angela Davis (rather than Angela Lansbury). Oh well, I'll take what I can get, so Visions of Ypsi is proud to announce that we are officially endorsing Barack Obama. After all, Angela Lansbury was pretty good in the 1979 remake of The Lady Vanishes.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kids: Big & Little

Arsenal played their 1st pre-seaon game this morning, but I had to work so I asked Stephanie to watch it & send me text updates. I didn't think she'd actually go for it, but I told her the URL & kept my fingers crossed. Then @ 10:16 I got this text: "I found the game; it's nil-nil." I was shocked, but not as shocked as I wsa a 1/2 hour later when she told me Barnet FC was actually winning 1-0. I figured Arsenal were playing the young kids, but losing to Barnet, a team in the Football League 2, is pretty odd. League 2 is actually 4 divisions below the Premiership so you can understand my surprise. At 11:30 she told me Arsenal was up 2-1 so all was fine. Neither of the newest Gunners played in today's match, but if you haven't been paying attention, We'll take a moment to introduce you to your 2008 New Signings (so far): My B-Day buddy, Samir Nasri joined from Olympique de Marseille last week for 12 mil, & Aaron Ramsey joined from Cardiff last month for 5 mil after an impressive run to the FA Cup Finals. I'm still in shock from the fact that she kept checking though. Mine was a total Duerr/Clifford move. For those of you that don't know this, Jason used to make Amy skip her classes & watch Springer in order to deliver a complete report afterwards. At least Stephanie is "like 'hey'."Speaking of the Gunners, but also moving on to a little baby news, I ordered Isaiah this sweet, sweet onesie the other day when I placed my order for the new home jersey. I also scored him a couple Arsenal bibs so he'll be styling come the mid-season fixtures. Speaking of the upcoming fixtures, some of you are yet to create your fantasy teams & join the Dirty Bastard League. Get on it! (Let me know if you need me to resend the code.) As of right now, it's just Jean, Demir, Solstice, Aiden, & me.In other Solstice news, I have a couple movies about which I need to report. I recorded a film a few weeks ago thinking it would be great for a family movie night. I was wrong. I'd seen The Snowball Express multiple times as a kid (@ home, @ the Rossi's, even @ school) & loved every minute of it. Dean Jones' character inherits a dilapidated inn in CO & plans to restore it & turn it into a ski lodge. However, even Harry Morgan's mad-cap antics couldn't save this clunker. About 1/2 way through, Solstice suggested that maybe I liked it because it was about skiing & since I used to ski a lot I could relate to it. I'm afraid she might have hit the nail on the head. It sucks.A 2nd sucky movie I watched recently is Transformers. Solstice spent the night @ her friend's lst night so Aiden & I watched it. He loved it, but I think it's a piece of shit. I'd heard so many good things about it too. Furthermore, the acting is pretty good, the
occasional jokes are funny, & the chick is hot! It's just such a stupid story; there's nothing more than meets the eye about it. I think this is why I never really like Transformers when I was a kid either... that & the fact that I was always too stupid to figure out how to transform them. Be sure to join us next time when we answer these and many other questions:
Who is Visions of Ypsi endorsing for President?
Who is Visions of Ypsi endorsing for Drain Commissioner?
Can full size people live in those fun-sized houses?
Is Batter Blaster more than just an crass name for cock?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Whole Story

Friday morning Stephanie had an appointment w/ her midwife while I was working. We'd been planning to attend the Saline Celtic Festival's Pub Tent (& the Mr. Pretty Legs Contest), but when Stephanie texted me @ 1:00 saying she was having contractions and dilated to 2 centimeters, I figured we'd have to give the festival a miss. She still wanted to go though, claiming she'd had so many weeks of false labor that this one would probably fizzle out too. Besides, the festival wasn't that much further from U of M than our house & she needed to walk around anyway. With that in mind, I got home from work, took the kids to meet my dad @ the Chuckie Cheese in Canton & then we were off to Saline. The contractions were getting stronger so I was shocked when she still wanted to go, but she was adamant about it. We watched the Gaelic footballers warming up before their match & then met Laura, Dave, Laurie & Pete @ the Pup Tent. As we walked in, I was treated like a fucking celebrity. They were so happy I was there. It was like Richard the Lionhearted returning from the Crusades to rescue England from the evil Prince John. Like Luke, Han, & Chewie returning to the rebel base after destroying the Death Star. It was the return of the fucking king! Maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but only a little. They definitely rolled out the red carpet for us. When they found out Stephanie was in labor, the red carpet treatment was kicked up to notches unknown. We sat up front @ the judges' table for the contest & they bid me up to the stage for pictures w/ this year's winner who is a complete ass, the douchieest of the douche bags. is winning cast a taint over my victory last year. It was fun though, all the while the festival people fawning overe Stephanie. We then walked around a bit before heading to U of M.
W/ Aunt Megan

We arrived in triage about 10:00ish. Stephanie hd dilated a little more, but not enough to admit her so we walked the halls for a couple hours rather than driving home to come right back. Around midnight, the back labor kicked in like w/ Solstice & Aiden. She was checked again & still only @ about 3 1/2 centimeters, but due to the intense pain & her history of really, really long labors, she was admitted & got an epidural. By the time the epidural was set up (3:30ish) she was checked again & suddenly @ 8 centimeters. She'd never dilated so quickly before so all was looking great. We (Stephanie, me, Megan, & Doula Megan) got a couple hours of sleep before she was checked again 'round 6:00 hen we found out she was @ 10 centimeters & 100% effaced. She pushed from then until 8:30 when we found out the baby hadn't moved @ all. They were beginning to talk about a C-Section, but they allowed her to push for another hour just in case. It turned out his head was turned just like Solstice's was so the C-Section was inevitable. It was set up while I waited in some hallway before they let me into surgery.I watched when Solstice was delivered like this, but I don't remember the specifics of the operation. It was pretty amazing seeing her bladder & stomach & pancreas & everything else, & Shadia was the head nurse during the procedure, so afterwards wee got to catch up a little & make plans to get Aiden together w/ his homie Ben. Isaiah was delivered @ 12:15 & we were finally able to move to recovery @ 1:00. He started eating right away (& hasn't stopped yet), & Stephanie has been doing really well too. They were moved to a regular room around 3:30 where we spent the last 2 days. After Stephanie's folks came out, my mom brought Aiden & Solstice to meet the baby & then we got to chill out by ourselves. I took him into the waiting room for a few hours so Stephanie could sleep & he insisted on watching the Hogan's Heroes marathon on TV Land. I know it's a ridiculous show, but I couldn't really say no to him on his 1st day out. He sat on my lap for hours while we watched the show & I read Fever Pitch. Neither Solstice nor Aiden would ever let me sit there & read, but his chillness seems to have dissipated. I'm not too surprised though: he'd have to be daft to choose some hairy dude over a tit.We came home yesterday in what was the most frustrating check-out in history. She was admitted under a different name because her legal name & the name on her insurance are different. This confusion caused a problem when Isaiah's father go there. He was almost not allowed in which was pretty fucked up. Speaking of him, it's still not clear how much involvement he wants in Isaiah's life, but it seems like that might be cleared up pretty soon. Apparently he's going to bring his other kids & his mom to meat him this weekend. The name confusion also meant her prescriptions were written to the wrong name. They took 3 hours (after we were supposed to have left) to finally realize that they couldn't be fixed so we had to get her stuff @ the pharmacy in the hospital. The dick @ the counter seemed to think she was pill-hunting even though she was in a wheel-chair, holding the baby, & had Shadia next to her in scrubs. Things finally got straightened out & we were told it'd be about an hour before they were ready so Shadia suggested I take them home & come back which was fine until they were in the car & the little buzzer went off to alert us that the stuff was ready. I walked back fro Taubman to the pharmacy only to find out it was a mistake. They didn't even apologize. I flipped out. They said I couldn't hold them responsible for the hours it took to get the prescriptions. I said, "I don't. I only hold you responsible for screwing this up and having such a rude demeanor." I really tried to control myself, but then his boss stepped in & refused to believe he'd been a dick. He said, "He was rude? I find that hard to believe. He's usually a very nice person." I said, "I find that hard to believe, but I'll have to take your word for it." At this, we left, they came inside & I returned for the stuff. We've been home about 20 hours now & although she's really sore things are going well. We go Al Noor for dinner last night & laid in bed channel-surfing until we fell asleep.
Why is Conor wearing an eye-patch? Pirate Week is over!

At this point, it must be said that I have fallen head over heals for this kid. I remember when Aiden was born being afraid that I didn't have enough love to split between 2 kids. As soon as he was born, I realized it's not a finite amount, but I had no idea how I'd feel about Isaiah. I ran into Linda (from work) the other day who said it'll be easy because babies are babies & they're just easy to love. I was sceptical, but she was absolutely right on. He is amazing & we can't wait for all of you to get to meet him.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Isaiah Jack Henry

He was born yesterday at 12:25 PM. I'll post the whole story tomorrow, but there isn't a good connection here in the room so I'm gonna keep this one quick: 9lbs 4 oz, 21 1/2", c-section after 3 hours of pushing w/ the baby being stuck @ 0-station. Like Solstice, he had his head in a weird way so he couldn't move. We're coming home tomorrow so, as I said, I'll post more then.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pirate Week Post #4: Peter Blood

"Id is fery boedigal... Captain Blood is fond of boetry." Or so claims Admiral van der Kuylen @ the close of Captain Blood. I've blogged about the film on many occasions, but only this week, the main reason for the Pirate Week festivities, did I actually read the book. I 1st heard of the book when I was working @ Borders 6 or 7years ago, but then it was out of print. However, a couple weeks ago, when I had my sweet, sweet gift certificate, I stumbled upon it & figured why not? Having read it, I've realized the main reason "why not" is because it kinda sucks... In fact, the author, Raphael Sabatini, may have been a bit racist. But then again, so were many of the writers fro the Modernist Period. Although the narrator in this book goes a bit far @ times... describing a slave as "all teeth & eye balls." I'd expect that from a character, or a writer 100 years earlier, but this is from 1922! The depiction of the Spanish & French is only marginally less offensive, but still not much worse than the depictions of the French during the build up to the War on Iraq. By the end of the book, the English don't get a very good go-around either, but it's not based on some inherent inferiority like the depictions of the Blacks & the Spaniards. If only Sabatini was graced w/ the poetical skills that his character attributes to Captain Blood, it'd be a little less problematic. Still, it's fun like Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: a guilty pleasure well worth the read.Along w/ reading this book & doing the other things written about this week, Pirate Week also included a viewing of "Sabrina and the Pirates" as Solstice has recently developed a love for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Speaking of Solstice, she has a new post on her blog so check it out. I also watch, like the Sabrina episode, completely by chance, the episode of My Name is Earl called "Buried treasure". Speaking of new posts, Aiden also has a post on his blog, so check that one out too. This brings us to the close of another fun & moderately successful Pirate Week @ Visions of Ypsi. I now return you to your regularly scheduled soccer and tit posts. Here's a soccer story courtesy of Steve. And here's some tits

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pirate Week Post #3: Plantains

I've been a fan of the plantain for 5 or 6 years now, but I prepared them for breakfast this morning for the 1st time. Usually, I like to make them tostones style & serve them w/ Killer Quesadillas. I season them w/ cayenne, onion & garlic, & I suppose this would be good for Tastes of Ypsi, but it's here for Pirate Week. At this point, I imagine you're wondering how this is related to pirates, but as you know, pirates were commonplace in the Caribbean, & plantains, though originally from SE Asia, were introduced to the Caribbean in the late 16th Century. In that regard, they're vaguely related to the whole pirate thing. Anyway, I had one sitting around & cooked it up for breakfast this morning. To make it more breakfasty, I sliced it long-ways & fried it up w/ cinnamon, nutmeg, & a little Cayenne & enjoyed on the front porch w/ a cup of tea while reading a book (a book that also fits into the pirate theme but will be discussed later this week). The real reason I'm writing this though is because I was wondering if y'all like plantains & if so how you prepare them.
Note the chipped, piratesque plate & the fancy sprig of basil

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pirate Week Post #2: Parrot Heads & Plagiarism

Yesterday morning I was cleaning the house & noticed a Jimmy Buffett concert from 1985, Live by the Bay, was on VH1 Classic. I've always been baffled by the Parrot Head phenomenon so I let it play in the background as I worked took care of some stuff under the stairs. I know that a guy who followed bands all around the Mid-West @ 1 point in his life doesn't have a lot of room to talk shit, but WTF? It starts w/ Don Johnson in full Miami Vice mode coming out to introduce his "really good buddy" & then Buffett played a couple acoustic tunes before being joined by the Coral Reefer Band. The piano player was in some ridiculous white robes, Sam Clayton from Little Feat was on percussion, & the lead guitarist was sporting that awesome 80s look, the white overalls w/o a shirt. I wish he'd been splattered w/ pastel paint, but alas, it was not meant to be. after watching it for a while, I realized there must be hordes of 70s singer-songwriters who bang their heads against the wall wishing they'd been able to assemble such a loyal following for their mediocre drivel. Not only is the music painfully boring, but then he had to tell these stupid jokes in between the songs. If it wasn't Pirate Week I wouldn't have watched; this is what I do for you people.
Speaking of pirates, I got an editing job a couple months ago & was editing articles about the mortgage business for some web-site out of Canton. It was pretty easy, but some of the articles were pretty poorly written. When we moved, I fell behind a little since we were sans the Internet for a bit. As I was trying to catch up, I realized I needed to Google an issue that the article was about to ensure specificity regarding a date. Coldwell Banker had released some report concerning new trends in home buying & how they are related to the price of gas. In doing so, I realized that the article I was editing had been lifted directly from USA Today! Who plagiarizes USA Today? That's almost as bad as my students lifting stuff from Wikipedia. Here's the original article, & as you can see, it isn't even that great to begin w/. Supposedly, people were submitting the articles to her, & she would then send them to me for editing, but after I explained what I'd found, I never heard from her again which obviously suggest that she is the guilty party here. Here's her web-site, but I can't find the site on which she'd been posting the articles. If it turns out that she isn't to blame, I'll let you know, but until then, we should assume she is a shady Internet pirate.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Pirate Week 2008: Post #1... A New Hope; or "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought

Arrr; faithful readers of Visions of Ypsi wait all year for this annual celebration, but they have to wait no longer. This, the 1st post of the celebration, is actually only peripherally related to pirates, but since I included A New Hope on last year's list of swashbucklers, (found here, I figured it'd be OK. We were channel surfing the other night & came upon Star Wars on Spike's Force of July celebration & decided it'd been a while since we'd seen it so we gave it a whirl. If you haven't seen it, it's about a whiny farm boy who befriends an old warrior, a couple of gay robots & some space pirates in order to defeat an evil galactic empire run but Dr. Van Helsing & he guy who played Nick Debrett in Swashbuckler ... it's pretty cool; you should check it out. Anyway, I noticed a few things that have slipped by me during all of my previous viewings.
1) C-3P0's restraining bolt.
R2-D2's is taken off so Luke can play the message, but I never noticed when 3PO's is removed, or it just never crossed my mind to pay attention to it. It turns out that the bolt is removed between the time they leave the Jawa BBQ & the time they arrive in Mos Isley. This is a nice subtle little symbol. In fact, it's more subtle than I thought Lucas capable of. Once Luke finds Owen and Berue dead, he symbolically joins the Alliance. It is @ this point that he also "frees" C-3PO because the Rebel Alliance is one of peace and liberty. Nice job Luke.
2) Han calls Luke "Buddy"
Throughout most of the film Han refers to Luke as "Kid," but as they flee the Death Star, right after Obi-Wan is killed, Han calls him "Buddy." Here wee have a nice little rite of passage as Luke is no longer the innocent farm boy. He has become Han's equal, having witnessed the death of his mentor. This is much more jarring for him than the deaths of his aunt & uncle because he is now fighting for something & the death means more to him. Their deaths represented freedom; Obi-Wan's represents the moment when Luke becomes a "man." (Not to be confused w/ the 1st time he bangs his sister which must have happened some time between Empire & Jedi.)
3) Leia bangs Chewie
While we're on the subject of Leia sex, I found a little more legitimacy to her claim that she'd "rather kiss a Wookiee" than Han. After Han & Luke finish destroying the Tie-Fighters that chase them from the Death Star, they shout we did it & hug. The film then cuts to Leia & Chewie as she says the same thing & Leia & Chewie hug. I've always placed great importance on this hug, but only this time did I realize it's true meaning as I wondered what the Hell she did. She didn't work the guns, that was Han & Luke. She didn't angle the deflector shield or pilot the Falcon, that was Chewie. What gives her the right to claim to be part of this battle... she was just a passive observer like me & everyone else who views the action. It's exciting, but I don't think I can claim to have done anything in the battle (other than not changing the channel). Is this arrogant aristocrat hitching her wagon to the glories of a scruffy looking pirate & some Hitler youth farm boy? Certainly not. Then it hit me... what did she do w/ Chewie? IT! While Han & Luke are fighting the Empire, she & Chewbacca are in the "cock-pit" quietly humping... AWESOME!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Endorsements, Recommendations, & Retractions

The other night, the kids stayed @ their friend's house so we had a little evening to ourselves. We looked into movies or music, but nothing seemed worthwhile so we just walked up to Depot Town for desert before coming home to watch My Name is Earl. On the way there, we were stopped by a woman who wanted us to pet her cat, Mr. B (or Mr. Bee... I'm not certain). Although that was odd, it had nothing on the question her husband asked: "You're Andre the soccer aficionado, aren't you?"
"Ummm... my name is Andre & I like soccer, so I guess so... how did you know that?"
"Oh, I was reading your blog."
This was the 1st time I'd ever had a stranger mention my blog to me. It was pretty weird. I always just assume there are only a few of you faithful readers, but once in a while I get reminded that the blog-o-sphere is a vast place. It turns out, the guy we were talking to is Pete Murdock, former Mayor of Ypsi & current candidate for City Council for Ypsi's 3rd Ward. We talked for a bit & he's a good guy. Aside from the fact that he reads Visions of Ypsi, he really seems to be prepared to work for Ypsi & the people who live here. His main issue is fighting the city income tax which I have mixed feelings about, but over all I'm pretty sure it's a bad idea. I'm down w/ income tax in general, but it doesn't seem like the right solution for this town. If you happen to live in the 3rd Ward, remember this: we @ Visions of Ypsi are officially endorsing Pete Murdock for city council. I don't know who else has endorsed him, but in general, endorsements don't come much bigger than this. I think we can take the fact that he's been reading this blog as an unofficial endorsement of the blog... just a little socio-political logging rolling.Recommendation:
Years ago, I used to drink the hell out of Yerba Mate tea. I don't why, but for some reason I just stopped. Well, @ work today, I notice that Guayaki is now making a pre-bottled version of Yerba Mate Ice Tea. I had the regular, unsweetened & it is fantastic. If you've never had Yerba mate, o yourself a favor. Not only is there a nice caffeine kick, but it's got some sort of clarifying effects to it. It seems to have the same effect as listening to Mozart is supposed to have. Although, I've never really noticed Mozart temporarily raising my IQ, usually he just pisses me off. In which case, Yerba Mate has a better effect on me. In fact, after I drank it I came to a (maybe rather obvious) understanding of Derrida that had never occur ed to me before. While deciding if you should vote for Pete Murdock, you should definitely drink a Yerba mate Unsweetened Iced Tea.Retraction:
The other day, I claimed that Jack Black is in Wall-E. As was pointed out by multiple people, I was wrong so I would just like to clear the air a& retract that statement. I refuse to retract my assertion about his sell-out status though. He was in Tenacious D & High Fidelity & has gone on to be in a slew of shit-ass family movies & thoughtless comedies... not to mention his hosting of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards... a total hack move. Although, my kids definitely love him now.