Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Drums and piano

Every day the Internet coughs up another gem of brilliance that is so simple you wonder: "Why the hell didn't I think of that?"

Lasse Gjertsen can't play drums or piano, but he's a virtuoso editor. The result is awesome. I just wonder how many cuts he had to make to put this all together.

Friday, September 26, 2008

All my wisdom comes from 80's sitcom theme songs

ON ACCEPTING YOUR FATE
You take the good you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life.

ON DIVERSITY
The world don't move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you might not be right for some.

ON RELAXATION
Making you way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.

ON SELF PROMOTION
Gimme a break, I sure deserve it. It's time I made it to the top.

ON SELF DISCOVERY
Early to rise, early to bed. In and between I cooked and cleaned and went out of my head. Going through life with blinders on, it's tough to see. I had to get up, get out from under and look for me.

ON SELF ACCEPTANCE
I used to be sad, I used to be shy. Funniest thing, the saddest part is I never knew why. Kickin' myself for nothin' was my favorite sport. I had to take off, start enjoyin' 'cause life's too short.

ON APATHY
Maybe the world is blind. Or just a little unkind. Don't know.

ON FALLING IN LOVE
What would we do, baby? Without us? What would we do, baby? Without us? And there ain't no nothing we can't love each other through. What would we do, baby? Without us?

ON BREAKING UP TO BECOME A DJ
Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me: I'm living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, WKRP.

Prank Call

Here's a fun short from the genius at eatpes.com

Awesome

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Help fight juvenile diabetes

Three years ago, my niece Aiden was taken to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. The doctor told her mom (my sister) that she probably had a cold, and sent her home.

A few hours later, her condition got worse. This time they tried urgent care and the doctors took a look at how sick she was and ran a diabetes test. The results were positive. At just 18-months old, Aiden was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

Worse still, she had actually gone into diabetic ketoacidosis and was immediately hooked up to an insulin drip to combat the toxic levels of glucose in her body. After a few harrowing days, she stabilized and was sent home.

Today, Aiden is a happy, outgoing girl who bravely undergoes daily monitoring and treatment for her illness. My sister and her husband Josh are now well educated on diabetes, and they work tirelessly to ensure Aiden's levels are as stable as possible.

They also started joining a walk for juvenile diabetes. And this year, on November 1, I'll be joining them. If you have extra money that you just don't know what to do with, you can put it to noble use by making a tax-deductible donation at Aiden's Web Page.

Thanks!
Brian