Monday, March 01, 2010


So I was bored just now, and pulled up the web traffic report for my blog. Turns out there are people out there looking still. And not just stumbling on accidentally, but actually searching for The Dally News. Either that, or there are a lot of stupid people out there who can't spell "daily."

Anyway, I'll see if I can't think of something worth posting. Don't hold your breath though.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I want to prepare you to be ready for the awesomest blog post you've ever seen. Because that's what this is.

I was bored just now, and I google image searched the term "Awesome." This was one of the first images that came up:

That is among the coolest pictures I've seen in recent memory. Bonus points to anyone who can provide the following information:

1. The character's name
2. Where the last place you saw him was
3. How to do his signature moves, the pile driver (pictured here), and the flying chest bump.

While we're on the topic of awesome, this is one of my all-time favorites:

Here's another one I just found the other day. It's aptly titled: Narwheagle Wearing Wolf Shirt. That's about as awesome as it gets.

So there you have it. Awesome.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Back from the dead

So I just did a google image search for the term "freedom," hoping to find a picture that adequately describes my post-bar feelings. Well, I didn't find one, but I did find this picture, which must the most patriotic picture in the history of pictures:

Freedom. That's what I was going for there.

Anyway, I'm all done with the bar exam now, so it's a mere 8 to 10 weeks before I find out how I did. Needless to say, I'm really hoping I passed because if I didn't, then it's just time to start studying again not long after I find out I failed. I don't want to have to go through that hell again. In the meanwhile, I'm looking forward to restoring some sense of normalcy to my life.

That's really all I have to say. But here are a few things I found out about while looking for a picture to include in this post:

-Someone made a movie called "Zombie Strippers." I didn't even bother to read the synopsis of that one. But I'm gonna guess it has something to do with strippers who invite unsuspecting strip club patrons backstage, where they eat their brains. Call it a hunch.

-Some of those flash mob folks have put together a few zombie flash mobs. Talk about bad ideas. If someone is carrying a baseball bat, you could easily get your head bashed in, and the head basher would probably be justified for doing so.

-The chick that played Stephanie Tanner on Full House (you all watched it; don't deny it) wound up strung out on meth. But apparently she's clean now.

-Gary Coleman is still really short.

-One day Chuck Norris looked into the mirror and said, "Nobody outstares Chuck!" He is still there today.

-In 2001, someone set up a web page dedicated to the cause of getting Leonard Nimoy to eat more salsa on the belief that because he is awesome and salsa is awesome, if you combined the two, he would become unstoppable. Curiously, the web page hasn't been updated in almost 7 years.

-Any typical hamster can be easily converted into a dangerous fighting weapon. Click here to find out how.

Anyway, I didn't really have anything worth saying, but I was bored and felt like posting something.

In other news, I turn older on Wednesday.

That is all.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A worthy cause

OK, I'm going to try to keep this as brief as I can. Any of my blog readers who reside in Utah should be very concerned about their rights to access public waters. Tomorrow, February 20, 2009, a committee of the Utah House of Representatives will be voting on whether to send a bill to the floor of the House, or to kill it now.

The bill is House Bill 187, and its purpose is to turn back the clock on a Utah Supreme Court decision, Conatser v. Johnson,. The gist of the Conatser decision was that the public has the right to access public waters for any lawful purpose, even when the waters run through private property, provided that the public is not entitled to trespass to get to the water, must stay in the river or immediately adjacent to it, and that the public must not damage the landowner's property while using the river. Makes sense enough, right? It's public water, after all. Why not allow the public to access and use its resource, right?

House Bill 187 will change all that. Here's what it would mean for you and me. If you want to float a river that goes through private land, you can still do that, as long as the river you want to float runs through one of the rivers specified in the bill. The bad news is that the bill only specifies 14 rivers. There are quite a few more rivers than 14 in this state. If your river isn't on the list, you can't float it.

And if your river is on the list, you can float it, as long as you don't trespass to put in. But once you're on the river and enter private land, if you stand up, you're committing criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor. That's right, floating is legal, standing up is illegal, unless you're doing it to get around an obstruction that materially impairs your ability to float on through.

If you want to fish, the news is even worse. Any portion of any river that runs through private land is off limits, unless the land owner allows you, of course. That's how it was before the Conatser decision.

But it gets far worse. If an owner of a single family dwelling that abuts a river puts up a sign that says "no fishing," not only are you prohibited from fishing in the portion of the river that abuts his property, you are prohibited from fishing within 500 feet of that property. That's about 170 yards. This applies even if you're in a publicly owned portion of the river. So one land owner could potentially shut down close 400 yards of a river.

Additionally, this means that you could be standing on publicly owned ground, fishing on publicly owned ground in publicly owned waters, but committing a class B misdemeanor. Let you think I'm making this crap up, read lines 191 through 198 of the bill:

So what should you do? You should email your representative RIGHT THIS INSTANT and tell him/her that you will not vote for him/her if s/he supports HB 187. If you don't know how to contact your representative, go here to figure it out:

There is also an online petition that you should sign:

It's pretty urgent that you make your voice heard. The Legislature has a long track record of pushing things through when they think nobody cares. It could very easily happen with this bill if we don't get enough of a popular groundswell to kill this thing now. This is urgent, so waste no time contacting your representative and telling him/her to vote against House Bill 187.

So I failed at keeping it brief. Sorry. To those of you who know me, this should come as no small surprise.


Monday, February 16, 2009

All work and no play makes Dallas a dull boy

Apparently there are still a few folks out there who bother to check this blog. I'm not sure why, because I really haven't had anything worth posting since I had the incredibly bad judgment to ask for a third shot of pepper spray. But I thank you for your persistence in checking up.

So, by way of update, I'm getting ready to take the bar. It's next week on the 24th and 25th of this month. Read: one week from tomorrow. That means that for the last couple of months, I've done precious little other than sit on my butt and study law, the vast majority of which I will never need to know again in my life. Basically, it's a twisted form of hazing, as far as I can tell. Anyway, that's enough whining about it out of me. I knew what it was when I picked it up.

Anyway, I thought I'd make an effort to start blogging at least more than semi-annually. If I have any thoughts worth posting in the future, you'll be the first to know. This was just a quick note to notify the blogosphere that I'm not dead. I'm still boring, but I'm not dead.

Friday, December 05, 2008

It never gets old.

I know this has been kicking around out there for a few years now, but it still makes me laugh. I can't think of anything else every time I hear Carol of the Bells now. I hope it does the same thing for you.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Eating crow

Hmm... I guess there is no easy way to do this. Time to sit down and eat an extra large helping of my least favorite dish:

We played decently, but you've got to credit the U's D. We got stung with a -6 turnover margin, and it's pretty much impossible to win if you do that. Some of them were absolute gifts to the U, but some of them were earned by excellent strategy and effort, so you have to give them credit for what they did. Tough to see it because our D played a solid enough game to give our O a chance to win it, but they couldn't seal the deal. Gotta give the devil his due, the U capitalized on our mistakes, and created their own opportunities, and won a convincing W.

Yeah. Not a fan of that.

Still, it was a fun game to watch (until the 4th quarter meltdown, anyway), and an intense place to watch a game. I guess you've got to get it handed to you every now and then so you appreciate the wins, right? But it's hard to be disappointed with a 10-2 season, and I'm looking forward to what I hope will be a respectable bowl match up.

I'm already getting excited for next year's game in Provo. Long live college football.
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