Sunday, April 23, 2006

Closing Down Shop

Not like any of you care, but the time has come to shut down this pathetic attempt at a blog. There are several reasons behind this decision:

1) I have run out of things to complain about.
2) I have come to the realization that most of the things I complain about do not directly affect my life, so why should I care? If you want to be a fat slob, help yourself to another Krispy Kreme.
3) I will soon move out of Great Falls, and will certainly run out of things of which to make fun.
4) There are much better ways to occupy my time than at the computer. Exercising, reading, practicing the drums, and watching baseball are just a few.
5) I have noticed recently that many criminals are leaving evidence in their blogs that is used against them in court. I don't want to say anything that will get me in trouble someday.

So that's it. It's been an interesting year, and 92 posts later, I've realized that it's just not something I was cut out to do. As a matter of fact, I'm still trying to figure out what I was cut out to do. Thanks to Dave for giving me the idea. But I'm sorry, another one of your blog children has died. Enjoy your hobby. But Da Bum is signing off, with one last.....

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Driven Under-Ground

Friday night I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a band whom I consider to be the best rock band in Montana. Hands down. Yea, they're all kids, but Driven Under, who hail from Helena, know how to rock. I have seen them before at The Loading Zone, but this time my band played a show with them at the Black Eagle Community Center. It was a weird show...WAY too many high school kids, and it wasn't really our crowd (most weren't into cover songs), but it was fun to do something different. We discovered that we're much better suited to play in front of drunk people. Plus most of these kids weren't even born when some of the songs we played came out. Regardless, I got to hang out with Driven Under, gave them an Enceladus t-shirt, and gave them some sound advice: When you can, get the HELL out of Montana! They're way too talented, and Montana is way too lacking in original music appreciation. They need to move to a big city with a music scene. Anyway, check 'em out.

You have to be old enough to shave to look tough. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What Happened to Crank Yankers?

How come this show isn't on anymore? For those that haven't seen it, it was a Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla produced show on Comedy Central where puppets acted out various crank calls made by Jimmy, Adam, and others, including Tracy Morgan and even Snoop Dogg. The crank calls weren't as funny as say, the Jerky Boys, but when coupled with stupid looking puppets and crazy antics, it was hilarious. One of the best characters was Special Ed (below), who was well, special. He would call people and drive them crazy. Man, I miss good, offensive tv.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rotary Phones

"If you do not have a touch tone phone, please hang on." I can't believe companies still play this message. Tell me, who in their right mind, in this day and age, has and uses a rotary phone? Even in Montana, which is about 20 years behind the rest of the country, I have yet to see anyone with a rotary phone. I mean who would waste time spinning that dial, making their fingers sore, when they can head to Walmart and get a touch tone phone for $5? Do you know anyone with a rotary phone? Come on. Companies should take take this message off and replace it with "If you do not have a touch tone phone, you're shit out of luck, you retard."

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Welcome to Bridgeporto Rico

Anybody check out the bracket regions in the women's NCAA basketball tournament? Albuquerque. Check. San Antonio. Check. Cleveland. Check. Bridgeport. Che...What the hell? How are you going to have the finals in 3 cool U.S. cities, and then throw in Bridgeport? For those that have never been to this dump, it's a coastal Connecticut city about 40 miles up the road from New York City. It's full of garbage, bums, gangs, pollution, run down buildings, and it even filed for bankruptcy several years back. Maybe it's changed a bit since I've been there, but I can't understand why anybody would want to visit Bridgeport. I feel bad for the girls that have to travel to this region. Suckers. Bring your gas masks and bullet proof vests.

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