Archive for November, 2009

Horn Tooting

November 19th, 2009

I know this is sorta tooting my own horn, but I cracked myself up.  I’m still laughing at two tweets I sent last night.  Juan is in town and we were having a cocktail and hanging out.  I ended up having more than one.  While drinking some rum & cokes (mt. gay) I sent these two tweets:

friend
http://twitter.com/ty_frank/status/5850313158

and then, about 20 minutes later, I sent this tweet:

hate
http://twitter.com/ty_frank/status/5850586397

Italy Continued

November 7th, 2009

It takes me a long time to debrief.  When I return from a vacation, or an event like a birthday or Christmas, it often takes me awhile to process and conclude.  Sometimes its Christmas time before I have organized, and sorted through birthday presents.  And in the case of my trip to Italy, sometimes the debriefing goes into the next year.

Its not that I don’t care or that these things aren’t on my mind.  It’s merely that life moves fast and sometimes you have to stick things on the side just to keep up.

Since it had been so long since my trip, I had decided that I was going to wait until I had the final 8 journals and 3 review posts done and then post them all at once.   But I found that this was making it a larger task, and I needed to have some check marks.

So today, I have back dated and posted 5 new Italy journals.  I still have 3 more to get on here, plus 3 reviews.  But I needed some momentum.  Hopefully I did that with these 5.  I will get the others soon (within the next year?).

Remember, you can view any post that I have put into the “Italy” category on the right.  You can also go to these 5 directly.

May 20th Fattoria Resta

May 21st Pinch This

May 23rd John Denver Is Full Of

May 24th Jack Talk Thai Real Good

May 25th Even My Sweat Is Sweating

You’re Partisan Hacks

November 5th, 2009

Both of these first two videos are on the longer side, but both are powerful and hillarious.  Both involve Jon Stewart.  If you only have time for one of these, the 2nd video is much more poignant.

The first video is the Daily Show making fun of CNN because it fact-checked a Saturday Night Live sketch, but does a poorer job fact checking its own reporters.

This second video is when Jon Stewart went on the show Crossfire a few years back.  Do not give up on this video, watch the full thing.  Its awesome till the 10th minute.  It gets a little slow around the 10:00-12:00 minute mark, but he throws a zinger around 12:30.

And this is his follow-up to his crossfire experience.

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