Peter Schiff Was Right

Just got this video off a Vodie Baucham Ministries blog post , you can read the original post here.

 

Anyway, on to the video. Watch Peter Schiff (who, by the way, was Ron Paul’s economic adviser) predict not only the recession, but the true cause, the timing, and the magnitude, way back in 2006 as so-called economic experts literally laughed at him.

 

Vodie Baucham puts it well, “I [can] barely keep my chin off the floor”. To be frank, I’m having trouble hanging on to my jaw as well ;-)

 

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa… wait a sec here… Back in ‘07 they said to buy Washington Mutual? Didn’t WAMU go down the tubes in late ‘08? Didn’t Peter Schiff say to stay away from finance companies? Didn’t Schiff say to buy gold shares? So where is the gold price now? I’ll tell you where the gold price is, it’s at almost $1000 per ounce!!!!

 

Go Peter Schiff! GO RON PAUL!!!!!

 

-Graydon

The largest Nuclear Weapon EVER!

I’ve been somewhat interested (more than usual) lately in the sheer awesomeness (if that’s a word) of nuclear technology in general. I found this vid on Youtube just a few days ago I thought it was pretty cool.

 

This is a portion of a Discovery Channel documentary about the biggest nuclear bomb ever made. The biggest, baddest H bomb ever… De Tsaar.

 

 

If you’re wondering about the really cool colored video window and control bar, these are options that you can easily change  when you embed the video from Youtube. That’s pretty cool too :-)

MRM – Searching For Bobby Fischer

 

searching_for_bobby_fischerDirected By: Steven Zaillian

 

Written By: Fred Waitzkin (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)

 

Starring Cast: Max Pomeranc (Josh Waitzkin), Joe Montegna (Fred Waitzkin), Ben  Kingsley (Bruce Pandolfini)

 

Supporting Cast: Joan Allen (Bonnie Waitzkin), Laurence Fishburne (Winnie)

 

What’s It Rated?: PG for some language and depiction of drug dealers and gamblers

 

Genre: Drama, Family

 

Synopsis: Josh Waitzkin is a chess genius who plays just to have fun. But soon he, and his dad start taking the game seriously and they hire a chess master to teach Josh to play like the famous Bobby Fischer. However, Josh begins to realize that as he gets better and the weight of the chess world begins to fall on his shoulders, he stops playing for fun and starts winning to please his dad. But his own invincibility proves a disadvantage when winning holds no thrill any more, and Josh loses several chess tournaments.

 

My Take: This film was a recommendation from Sam Y.

 

I just watched Searching for Bobby Fischer last night, and my reaction was a very favorable one. It’s a great film that everyone should see eventually.

 

The film style is fantastic, mixing footage of the real Bobby Fischer with the story of Josh Waitzkin, comparing his life to that of the all time chess great. This, along with Max Pomeranc’s narration, produce a very interesting and, in it’s own way, slightly humorous film.

 

The story is one of the best I’ve experienced in a long time, and although somewhat predictable, doesn’t leave you with that sour taste of a pre-canned story. This is the story of a real boy’s life, and it’s different and interesting enough to make an excellent script.

 

Well I’ve go to wrap things up, but I’ll just put in a small warning. In the film, Josh plays chess in New York’s central park, which is where many alcoholics and drug dealers also play chess. One scene depicts, gambling and even a short clip of a man handing another a plastic bag (drugs). If you are not OK with this sort of thing, you should either not watch this film, or skip that scene.

 

A wonderful film, and highly recommendable to (almost) everybody.

 

Story: 9 out of 10

 

Humor: the comic relief wasn’t like any other film I’ve ever seen. Not laugh-out-loud, but a sort of smile-on-the-inside-delightful-funny. 9 out of 10

 

Suspense/Tension: 7.5 out of 10

 

Overall: 9 out of 10

6 Top-Secret Aircraft that are Mistaken for UFOs

Here's a great article from Popular Mechanics Magazine about some military aircraft that have been the source for many, many UFO "sightings"


-Graydon L

Hillarious Rowan Atkinson

After watching Mr. Bean’s Holiday, I searched Rowan Atkinson on Youtube, here’s what I found.

 

Prepare to be giggled, he’s on an invisible drum kit.

 

 

btw, none of the stuff he’s doing would be possible on a first try on real drum kit. Trust me, I play the drums.

 

-Graydon

MRM – Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Just finished watching, so my memory is still sharp :-)

Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)

Bean's Holiday Directed By: Steve Bendelack

 

Written By: Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis

 

Starring Cast: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)

 

Supporting Cast: Max Baldry (Stepan), Emma De Caunes (Sabine)

 

What’s it Rated?: G (Although there are some suggestive actions, and some swearing in Russian, with written subtitles)

 

Genre: Family, Comedy

 

Synopsis: After winning an all expenses paid trip to southern France, the Idiotic Mr. Bean walks into problem after problem starting with a train ticket on a chicken’s foot and winding all the way to Italy and an all too inquisitive guard, with hilarious results

 

My Take: I’ve been a fan of Mr. Bean TV shows longer than almost everyone I know and I’ve gone through thick and thin with the good ol’ stupid scenarios and great facial expressions that make Bean so funny… but this was a tad of a disappointment.

 

While not being near as bad as the previous Mr. Bean film (as far as language and almost everything else you could mention) Mr. Bean’s Holiday is more silly and lazy than the TV show, which was characterized for funny situations and British humor, not slapstick and stupidity. The shows did have some slapstick in them, but it was not what defined them.

 

Mr. Bean isn’t necessarily known for great stories, but this one was a real stinker. It has that feel of having sat on a shelf for ages just waiting for a director gullible enough to attach his name to it, and Steve Bandelack was the one to fall for such a schmaltzy plot. It’s such a predictable outcome and resolution that the small comedic off-shoots were the only thing that kept me watching, and if you’ve never seen any Mr. Bean before, they aren’t much at all.

 

There are funny parts that are truly funny, and it’s not crude humor, which I must applaud the director for. It’s so satisfying to watch something funny and not have to be embarrassed by foul or suggestive language.

 

Overall, I sort of enjoyed Mr. Bean’s Holiday, It was a pretty good one-time see, But I’d only recommend it to someone who is a lifetime fan of Bean and can sit through the silly parts.

 

Story: 5 out of 10

 

Humor: (Kudos for almost no crude humor) 7 out of 10

 

Overall: 5.5 out of 10

The Colossal Cucumber

As a few of you know, one of my all time favorite foods is the plain-old cucumber, cheese and mayonnaise sandwich. I’ve been called weird, a health nut, and crazy for this particular taste of mine, but I’ve always loved CCMs and I’m definitely not going to stop.

 

That being said, you can see why I have posted this video.

 

 

Now all they need is two 3 feet square slices of bread, a 15 pound slice of cheese and 6 gallons of mayo.

 

drool, drool, drool ;-)

 

-Graydon

Movie Quotes Quiz (With Hints)

I’ve been tagged yet again, I guess I’m going to be labeled as sucker for this sort of thing now, but I guess I can’t resist.

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.

2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.

3. Post them here for everyone to guess.

4. When someone guesses correctly, write the name of the movie above the quote.

5. NO Googling, using IMDb search, or other search functions.

6. Tag 5 people.

See if you can guess who said the following quotes (the character, not the actor) and the movie in which they said it. Post as many answers as you can in a comment and I’ll put the answers next to the quotes. Enjoy!


Quote #1 - Ted Hanover: [Talking about peach preserves] “Boy! Do I go for those! Why they’re great on… on… [Pause] … or even plain!”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: The Sting

Quote #2 - “Doyle, I KNOW I gave him four THREES. He had to make a SWITCH. We can't let him get away with that.”

- “What was I supposed to do… call him for cheating better than me, in front of the others?”


Quote #3 - Joy Boy: “I ain't gonna marry her! An' y'know why? 'Cause my wife don't like it when I go around marryin' people! She's funny that way!”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: the Longest Day

Quote #4 - “This is history. We are living an historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious F├╝hrer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. Sometimes I wonder which side God is on.”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Valkyrie

Quote #5 - “Long live sacred Germany!”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Batman Begins (Honorable Mention to Melissa N for at least guessing the right Super-Hero)

Quote #6 - [Screaming] “Where are you?!?”

- [quiet] “Here.”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Back to The Future part 1

Quote #7 - “Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain!”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Lord of the Rings, Return of the King

Quote #8 - “No tomb for Denethor and Faramir. No long, slow sleep of death embalmed. We shall burn, like the heathen kings of old. Bring wood and oil.”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Groundhog Day

Quote #9 - “If you gotta shoot, aim high. I don't wanna hit the groundhog.”


Guessed Correctly by David P: Hogan's Heroes (TV show)

Quote #10 - Sgt. Carter: [on telephone] “Hello? Oh, hi... I didn't mean to hang up on you before but you really do have the wrong number. This is a prisoner of war camp. Who am I? I'm a prisoner.”


Guessed Correctly by Isaiah H: Ocean's 13

Quote #11 - “You shook Sinatra's hand. You should know better.”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y, then Melissa N: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Quote #12 - Sen. Jefferson Smith: “Either I’m dead right or I’m crazy!”


Guessed Correctly by David P: Gods and Generals

Quote #13 - “I never thought I'd see the day when the President of the United States would raise an army to invade his own country. No, Mister Blair, I cannot... I will not lead it.”


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: Father Goose

Quote #14 - “So far you're shared me out of my clothes, my food and my house. Now, how about sharing some of my things with me.


Guessed Correctly by Sam Y: The Hunt for Red October

Quote #15 - “I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?”

- “I suppose”

- “No papers?”

- "No papers, state to state”

- “Well then, in winter I will live in... Arizona. Actually, I think I will need two wives.”

- “Oh, at least”


I Tag:

Jonathan L

Sam Y

David P

Matt B

Sarah P

The Coolest Rube Goldberg Machine EVER

Rube Goldberg was a guy who invented the very time-consuming hobby of creating machines that took a lot of work to build and a lot of time to run but which only accomplished small tasks. Nowadays they’re known as Rube Goldberg Machines and they’re quite prevalent on YouTube.


Here’s one I just uprooted off the net, enjoy!


 

I don’t know about you, but I think somebody needs more chores every morning.


Comments on how they got the chess pieces to move will be gladly accepted :-)


-Graydon


P.S. I just got a Comment from Jonathan that said that the video didn't work for him, if you are having the same issue, please comment and tell me. Here's a link to the video on YouTube: Best Rube Goldberg Ever

Super Bowl XLIII

Well, another Super Bowl has rolled by again and I’m still left wishing they didn’t play it on Sunday for obvious reasons. Anyway, I was rooting for the Arizona Cardinals mainly because I don’t like the Steelers. Call me a jerk for holding a grudge against Pittsburgh, but I just can’t quite let go of Super Bowl XL when the Steelers beat my Seattle Seahawks (especially when the Seahawks played waaaaay better)


Instead of relating to you the details of the game myself, I’ll leave that to the sports experts at Yahoo.com

 

Here’s the link: Yahoo! Sports page

 

btw, here’s a slide show of some favorite pics. Mostly exotic cars, multi-million dollar jets, and expensive military equipment… as you can see, I’m a guy of simple tastes ;-)

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