Monthly Archives: July 2009
Well I just realized that I’ve been lax in my pimpage I haven’t been leaving URLs for people to go check out the pimpage yes I admit I am a dumb ass.
Guys and Gals and those that shall remain unclassified due to the shortcomings of science in the early 21st century I am so sorry about forgetting to post links to your sites during your pimpage.
Random Pimpage 1 Pimping those who help.
Dead Robots Society http://deadrobotssociety.com
I Should Be Writing http://isbw.murlafferty.com
Tale Chasing www.talechasing.com
Writing Excuses www.writingexcuses.com
Random Pimpage 5 Our FDO General Siglerisimo – Scott Sigler
Scott Sigler www.scottsigler.com
If there’s something you’d like me to pimp drop me a line @ firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a voicemail at 206 203 2165 – This serves as my voicemail for all my blogs and the podcast. You can also hit me up on twitter – @BT8Podcast or my regular twitter feed @RAsplundJr.
I’ll check out whatever you want me to Pimp and if I dig it and think others will enjoy it as well I’ll pimp it.
There’s too much cool crap out there for me to know everything that’s going on.
By pimping I mean going out there and shouting (well typing) to the world how cool something is not pimping stuff out to make it cooler.
Most of my pimpage will likely be podcast and podcast fiction oriented (along with those authors’ print releases) but I don’t have a problem with tweeting, blogging, or podcasting about other cool things that don’t get the time in the spotlight that it rightly deserves.
TV – The internet has really done a number on TV, With the ability to download your fave programs or use sites like HULU and the networks own websites to view episodes you’ve missed (not to mention DVRs and for the truly old school VCRs) TV is more accessible than ever. So I got to thinking there are shows out there that people have no excuse to miss.
I don’t have the chance to watch much TV anymore… work, 3 hour commute (one way), working onthe fiction, working on the Blogs, and working on the podcast on top of trying to find time for my wife and three kids is kinda hectic, so a lot of my TV viewing is done barely paying attention to the TV. There are a few shows out there however that I make sure get some time to themselves, and a few that used to hold that slot that are slowly and surely falling out of my MUST watch TV.
*** Lie to Me – Fox – I freaking love this show. Doc Lightman and his team try to crack at least one mystery each week through body language. Likely one of the contenders for the “Could happen” award. I honestly don’t know that much about psychology, it’s impact on our physiology and body language to know how much of the science in the show is real or crap, but I think it’s well written and well acted enough for me not to really care about the hard science behind the premise.
** Chuck – NBC – Yeah I mainly love this show because the geek is the hero. The stories are WAY out there beyond any kind of plausibility but it’s still a fun romp.
* Heroes – NBC – Okay I wish it could still be included here but man the show has gotten almost as convoluted as Lost. Sorry Heroes you’re dropped to second string.
* Smallville – CW – As much of a comic book geek as I am I have a hard time watching this past season 4… It’s a Herculean effort to just turn the show on….
*** Fringe – Fox – Fringe sciences and conspiracies have always interested me, I think had the X-Files been more like this I’d have watched it more often. The major drawing factor for me for this show is Joshua Jackson he gets the best lines in the entire series, followed closely by John Noble (who plays his mad scientist father)it’s a good balance of mad science action and humor I’ve seen on TV in a while.
Sadly these days a lot of my TV viewing is Veggie Tales, Wonder Pets and Teach my kid how to speak foreign languages kiddie cartoons because of the Little Demon Monkey (aka my youngest who’s about 1 1/2 at the time of this posting)
Reading through I noticed I don’t seem to have the umph I usually put into my pimpage posts I apologize for the lack of enthusiasm in today’s post been working a lot of OT and the baby has been cranky means Richie is getting nil for sleep and is low on batteries…
This last weekend we celebrated Independence day here in the US, non US Citizens would remember it as Saturday.
In light of this holiday and what it means I want to throw out a random pimpage for our men and women that serve and protect our asses on a daily basis.
To our men and women who have served in the past, are currently serving, or will one day serve – Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage ad strength to do something that I physically (and likely emotionally and psychologically) could not endure. Thank you for defending our freedom, thank you fro protecting our way of life, may you come home safe to your family and friends.
To those in the emergency services (Police, Fire, and EMS) Thank you for being here to pick our asses up after stupidity (our own or that of someone else) comes rushing like a freight train into our lives. Thank you for being here to help pick up the pieces and set us back on the path.
To those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty – my heartfelt condolences at your loss, and my thanks for their service.
Too often these heroes get overlooked and ignored, or spit upon while they’re doing their jobs to keep our ingratious asses safe so that we have the privilege to spit in their faces. To those that too often mock these brave men and women I hope one day you don’t have to look into their eyes as they pull your ass out of harms way. Because I know I wouldn’t be able to bear the shame if I treated these folks like that.
God bless the men and women who keep us safe both on foreign soil and our own. Thank God for the bravery the blood the sweat and the tears these folks shed every day so we can sit and whine about petty things in our air conditioning and coffee shops.
Please keep our protectors safe and let them come home to be with their family, I can’t wait for the day when we grow up enough so that we don’t need their services anymore, but until we arrive at that day thank God we have people willing to serve. I know it’s a dream but that is a dream worth having and a dream worth striving for.
Usually I’m a smart ass and a cynical jerk – But this is one thing that I hold very dear to my heart and I don’t think our protectors get nearly enough credit that they deserve. I am lucky enough to have many friends in Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, and the Military and I used to take those professions for granted but knowing some of what these great people have to endure to keep us safe I know that I can never thank them enough. But I have to try to thank them as much as I can.