Need I say more?
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
It reminds me of playing Battle of the Corral Sea when I was in the Army. Pure Genius.
I challenge anyone to a best 2 out of 3.
I know its not S&B related, but this has been jamming in the background for me all day – Happy 2.1.12
Man, if I could drink while driving a Zamboni – I think I would have found my dream job…especially if I could turn it into Crashup Derby.
Hmmmmm…..new TV Show to go with Beat the Mongaloid?
Spectators, hockey players and parents pressed against the ice arena's glass Monday night, watching as a Zamboni driver at the Hayes Arena in Apple Valley, Minn., weaved across the ice erratically and smacked the machine hard against the boards.
About 25 minutes into what should have been a 10-minute job resurfacing the ice, the driver -- a part-time employee of the city of Apple Valley -- tried to maneuver the unwieldy machine into the arena garage. By then, coach Bryan Dornstreich had called 911.
Officers arrested the 34-year-old Apple Valley man operating the Zamboni for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to police headquarters for a blood-alcohol test. The sample was sent to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis. Test results were unavailable Tuesday.
The man has not been formally charged. He was convicted of drunken driving in 2002 and twice in 1999.
Dornstreich, who coaches the Eastview Hockey Association's PeeWee C team, said he'd noticed that the rink attendant's eyes were red and that he smelled like the energy drink Red Bull before his team took the ice.
"He looked like I do when I have my allergy attacks," Dornstreich said. "I didn't really think anything of it. He didn't slur his words. He was very alert, got me the keys, we set up the music system and I was on my way."
Before the PeeWee C players, ages 11 to 13, took the ice, Dornstreich said he noticed that the rink attendant was "making stripes on the ice." But the driver went back and corrected all his mistakes. After the game it was a different story, though.
While Dornstreich was working with a referee, a parent ran over to say that the rink attendant was "weaving all over, slurring his words."
By the time that conversation was done, Dornstreich said, the man was already backing the Zamboni onto the ice. And not very well, Dornstreich said.
The coach made sure the referee charged with moving the nets off the ice knew what was going on, then concentrated on getting everybody else away from the glass. When police arrived, the man had gotten into the garage. The door closed and Dornstreich said he left the officers to deal with him.
Meanwhile, parents took to the ice to scrape off the rough spots so the PeeWee A team could practice.
People have been arrested in Minnesota for driving under the influence on everything from a souped-up motorized recliner to a farm tractor. State law says a DWI can result from driving any kind of a motorized vehicle, pretty much anywhere -- a forklift driver at work, a Bobcat driver plowing city sidewalks, a riding lawn mower in a yard.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals did, however, say in 2011 that a physically disabled man driving a motorized scooter could not be convicted of drunken driving. The law makes an exception for "an electric personal assistive mobility device" and the court said the scooter was a wheelchair, not a motor vehicle.
I think Jim and I getting together 3 Times in one year, twice in the US, also is a contributing factor.
US Alcohol Sales Rise 2.7 Percent in 2011
(NewsCore) - A strong uptick in the sales of booze last year is painting one of the surest signs yet of a return to the pre-recession boom days, according to new data.
US shipments of scotch, vodka, rum and other spirits in 2011 increased 2.7 percent over the previous year -- the strongest increase in five years, according to industry data.
"We are back to pre-recession growth levels," said David Ozgo, an economist with the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, referring to the industry's sales by volume.
Indeed, the sales jump last year was close to the 2.9 percent annual average increase prior to the 2008 economic collapse, Ozgo said Monday at a New York meeting with Wall Street analysts and reporters.
By comparison, spirits sales by volume grew by just two percent in 2010 and 1.4 percent in 2009.
In another example of Americans showing a more bullish outlook, the increases were even greater in higher-priced booze.
Sales of "high-end" brands were up 5.3 percent last year, in line with the pre-recession average of 5.8 percent.
By comparison, sales of high-end brands were up just 3.3 percent in 2010 and in 2009 they dropped 3.5 percent, the data shows.
"This is the classic pattern that we see during a recovery," Ozgo said the switch from so-called "value" brands to the premium brands.
So-called "super premium" brands were up nine percent, down slightly from 10.6 percent in 2010. Still, sales of this group by volume are well above a recession-time drop of 5.1 percent in 2009 and a slim rise of 1.7 percent in 2008, the data shows.
Of course, not every indicator is having a pre-recession party. However, even the laggards are showing signs of improvement.
Revenues, for example, were up four percent last year to $19.9 billion. That's short of the pre-recession annual average of 6.5 percent, but still better than the 2.3 percent rate posted in 2010, and the big, fat zero rate of growth the industry rang up in 2009.
Ozgo cited growing consumer confidence about an improving jobs market.
While unemployment is still high -- at 8.5 percent nationwide as of December -- it's been coming down. This has eased tensions among the employed that they're the next to be axed, Ozgo said.
I love Samuel L. Jackson. In my opinion, he is one the most underrated, badass character actors of our time.
I love him so much that I even have a Bad Mother F&CKER wallet that I got for Christmas a few years ago. There is even a funny drunk story behind it, although I only share it in person – mostly due to me separating my work drunk stories from my personal life (bloggable) drunk stories….yes there is a difference.
Anyway, I think this video is awesome – although NOT SAFE FOR WORK in any way. I particularly love the Hookah (which qualifies this for S&B).