Songs I’m currently belting out …

… while probably annoying my neighbors in the process. I’ve gathered a bunch of tunes from my iPod that have good vocal harmonies and are fun to sing (a new part each time, of course). They’re listed alphabetically by artist, and I’ll expand the list as I find new songs to add.
“Eye In the Sky” by The Alan Parsons Project
“Helplessly Hoping” by Crosby, Stills and Nash
“Marrakesh Express” by Crosby, Stills and Nash
“Wasted On The Way” by Crosby, Stills and Nash
“Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills and Nash
“Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
“Babylon” by Don McLean
“Seven Bridges Road” by Eagles
“Sweet Talkin’ Woman” by Electric Light Orchestra
“Hold On Tight” by Electric Light Orchestra
“Don’t Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra
“Hold Me” by Fleetwood Mac
“As Long As You Follow” by Fleetwood Mac
“Starry Night” by The Infamous Stringdusters
“Letter from Prison” by The Infamous Stringdusters
“Scarlet Begonias” by Jimmy Buffett
“Any Way You Want It” by Journey
“Stone In Love” by Journey
“Monday Monday” by The Mamas and The Papas
“Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes” by Paul Simon
“Spirits In The Material World” by The Police
“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police
“De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” by The Police
“Hang Fire” by The Rolling Stones
“You Got It” by Roy Orbison
“Love The One You’re With” by Stephen Stills
“It’s Raining Again” by Supertramp
“Road To Nowhere” by Talking Heads
“The Golden Rose” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
“Africa” by Toto
If you’ve got suggestions, let me know.

Where do I sign?

I thought I was in love before, but that was then and this is now. Meet my next girlfriend:

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Never stops anything that makes you happy.
31-year-old woman
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
seeking men 30-48
within 300 miles of Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
Relationships: Never Married
Have kids: No
Want kids: Not sure
Ethnicity: Other
Body type: Slender
Height: 5’7″ (170cms)
Religion: Christian / Catholic
Smoke: No Way
Drink: Social Drinker
I am flexible and tactful by nature. I believe in all the best and pure in this world and the people that surround me. I believe that there is no fortuity and everything that happens with us is due to the things around us. I can forgive and I think that love is measure by the ability to forgive. I always try to look on things positively. I don’t like being part of the problem, but instead i will be part of the solution. I love talking and listening to people so i can learn more and impact in other people. Am looking for a down to earth caring and loving man. I live rather simply, especially considering my past experince in relationship, Honesty, trust, loyalty and devotion are very important to me in a relationship. I like to be able to talk things out and to listen even more importantly. Too many men think they need to find a solution to a problem alone when its supposed to be shared between partners.
About me
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sports and exercise: Golf, Swimming
Exercise habits: Exercise 3-4 times per week
Interests: Cooking, Movies/Videos
Education: No Answer
Occupation: Sales / Marketing
Income: No Answer
Languages: English
Politics: Ultra Conservative
Sign: Don’t display my sign
Pets I have: No Answer
Pets I like: Dogs
About my date
Hair: No Answer
Eyes: No Answer
Height: 3’0″ (91cms) to 8’11” (272cms)
Body type: No Answer
Languages: English
Ethnicity: No Answer
Faith: No Answer
Education: No Answer
Job: No Answer
Income: No Answer
Smoke: No Answer
Drink: No Answer
Relationships: No Answer
Have kids: No Answer
Want kids: No Answer

Sweet! A total babe who has mastered the English language, displays a philosophical bent, has no physical standards whatsoever, touts her flexibility … and lives in Beaver? What’s not to like?

How could any man resist?

Yesterday I stumbled across the most alluring online dating profile I’ve seen yet, and I think I’m in love.

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The surprising orchid wishes to blossom from love
90-year-old woman
Powell, Ohio, United States
seeking men 35-75
within 100 miles of Powell, Ohio, United States
Relationships: Never Married
Have kids: No
Want kids: Definitely
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Body type: Slender
Height: 5’7″ (170cms)
Religion: Christian / Other
Smoke: No Way
Drink: Never
I the beautiful romantic girl I always try to follow education of the parents. On it at me it is a lot of principles. And it not to like many people. Probably on it I still one. But I am beautiful. It is clever, I cheerful. And I all heart trust in that that I will find second half. I adore romanticism. I like to prepare! I hardworking, and accurate. To me always it is a lot of attention, from men. But this attention only an inclination. And I very much would like to meet such person which loved not that that at me outside, but also still that that inside.
I wish to meet the strong and loving man! Which will love and appreciate! Should be the sympathising kind man, to support a difficult minute in all! To be present my half for all life!!! I would want that this person was the reliable husband and the father, raised and brought up our children, that children in the future could is proud of the father! The most important a thing in the person not its appearance, beauty and age, and his soul!!! Namely the soul speaks about that what person really in a life! If there will be such person I think that we can create a strong and friendly family!!!
fake online dating picAbout me
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sports and exercise: Cycling, Dancing, Skiing
Exercise habits: No Answer
Interests: Camping, Cooking, Gardening/Landscaping, Museums and art, Music and concerts
Education: High school
Occupation: Education / Teacher / Professor
Income: No Answer
Languages: English
Politics: Liberal
Sign: Libra
Pets I have: Dogs
Pets I like: Cats, Fish, Horses
About my date
Hair: No Answer
Eyes: No Answer
Height: 3’0″ (91cms) to 8’11” (272cms)
Body type: No Answer
Languages: English
Ethnicity: No Answer
Faith: No Answer
Education: No Answer
Job: No Answer
Income: No Answer
Smoke: No Answer
Drink: No Answer
Relationships: No Answer
Have kids: No Answer
Want kids: No Answer

I could be a 71 year old fry cook making minimum wage, bald, with one eye, weighing 350 pounds, a high school dropout with 5 failed marriages and 8 kids … but as long as I’m over 3 feet tall and speak English I have a shot. If she looks this good at 90, imagine the improvements she can bring to the ol’ family gene pool.
I’d better e-mail this princess before she’s swept off her feet by Keith Stone.

Hold my Stones.

Video: Trailer for “The Dawn Treader”

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis were my absolute favorite books to read every summer while growing up, and “The Voyage of The Dawn Treader” is far and away the best book of the series (that’s not just my opinion, either). Along with spending time on our family’s boat on Lake Erie, I think this book had alot to do with sparking my fascination for the sea and with my decision to make the Coast Guard my first career.
To say I’m looking forward to this movie is like saying sea water is brackish.

I watched six seasons of LOST … for this?

So there I was, watching LOST, enjoying the series finale and eagerly awaiting the explanation for the alternate timeline, and getting all misty-eyed as the familiar and beloved characters have their “reunions” … and then they all meet in some church to discover they’re all dead? Was it all a damn dream sequence or something? What the hell?!?

Not. Amused. At. All.

5/24 1:30 PM Update: The ever-brilliant Doctor Zero sums up my frustration perfectly.

HBO’s miniseries “The Pacific” starts Sunday

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this miniseries since I saw the first trailer, despite my recent misgivings thanks to Tom Hanks’ asshattery. Here’s a little history that sets the stage for the first episode.

In partnership with HBO, The U.S. Naval Institute has collected a great wealth of historical information on the the Pacific Theater of World War II. For further reading, try any (or all) of these books:

Want more video?

There’s a bunch more after the jump.

More Cowbell … oops … Obama!

Another week, another address to a joint session of Congress. When in doubt, David Axelrod has just one prescription:

More cowbell, Obama!Obama’s planned address to a joint session of Congress next week “will insert the president into the heated debate in a way he has avoided all summer.” The Washington Post informed readers that the “White House is scrambling to take control of the health-care debate after watching from the sidelines.” A “senior aide” to Obama says the president will be “much more prescriptive.”
Why the White House press corps didn’t just change the date on their old copy and run it again is beyond me. And I’ll leave it to others to ponder the media’s seemingly infinite capacity to give Obama as many do-overs as he might need.
Why the Obama administration is determined to do the time warp again is easier to decipher. Obama’s advisers think the answer to every problem is more cowbell, if by “cowbell” you mean “Obama.” It’s like Obama guru David Axelrod is the Christopher Walken character from the Saturday Night Live skit about Blue Oyster Cult (if you don’t know the reference, Google “cowbell”).
Every time someone comes up with an alternative to throwing Obama on TV, Axelrod says, “No, no, no. Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription . . . is more Obama!”

Ecce:

Please keep going, Barry. The more America sees of you, the less they like what they see.