Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Rocky Mountain High

On the road again! A week in Denver for some major TRAINING with my co-workers. We learned the ins and outs of a new database that logs events during bypass cases. Kind of similar to other things that I have worked on in the past while working with databases used in ID badge production. Anyway, had a couple of neat pics to share:

This is from the Worldclub of NWA at Detroit Metro Airport. I love having a membership here. You have a quiet place to wait for your flight, complementary drinks (Coffee is my personal fave in the morning), WI-FI, telephones, the Wall Street Journal, and Hour magazine. It is very civilized.

The Rockies are impressive. Truly breathtaking, especially for a flatlander like me.

No this is not a prank by the University of Michigan! This is the Colo. school of Mines, located in Golden, CO. Right down the street from Coors Brewery. I must say that their beer is much better when drunk near the source.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

20th Century Danny Boy: Captain America, R.I.P? I Don't Think So...#links

20th Century Danny Boy: Captain America, R.I.P? I Don't Think So...#links

This Link is to an Australian acquaintance of mine. He has a fine post regarding how this is like the third time that Marvel Comics has killed off Captain America. The other interesting tidbit for you non-comics types is that Frank Castle (AKA the Punisher) will be putting on the red white and blue spandex.

This rubs me the wrong way as the Punisher is a vigilanti who uses guns to kill criminals, mainly Mafia types and drug dealers. He seldom runs across a super villain ala Doctor Doom or the Red Skull (my personal nemesis).

Don't get me wrong. I like the Punisher. He's a great character. I'm just not seeing how a man motivated by the death of his wife and children at the hands of the Mafia to kill criminals in his own personal "war" where he is judge, jury, and executioner will find the moral compass to set aside his old ways and play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules. Do we really want Captain America, the living symbol of liberty to pack heat? I guess the new morality has left me in the dust as there are certain things that just aren't allowed in my universe, and Cap killing bad guys with guns isn't what he is about.

So let's put it to a vote: Should the living legend of WWII be replaced by a gun toting vigilanti? Should we send him over to Iraq to wax some Hajiis? I say HELL NO!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

So they think they can kill me off?

What a joke. Kill Captain America. That's like saying the Sun will go out forever. They ain't thru with me yet! Not by a damn sight! It's going to take more than a bunch of pencilnecks at Marvel to finish me off! Anyway, here is a funny cartoon from the Detroit Free Press which sums up my take:

Friday, March 02, 2007

A little levity

This is from Brad, a collegue of mine who handles the Texas area.