Saturday, October 27, 2007

How To Install Windows Vista

Anthony from Opie and Anthony is a computer wiz. He knows WTF he is talking about. After he had some trouble loading Windows Vista on his brand new, expensive "Vista Ready" machine, he figured it out. Here is how he loaded it.


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Check out T-Shirts, Mugs and More For Bloggers By Bloggers

Not too long ago to help subsidize my blogging habit I opened up a Café Press store called
Blogga Wear.

Come by and you will find great t-shirts, mugs, stickers etc that express what we all know. We have issues, we have blogs.

Please take a moment and look. You won’t be disappointed. Makes a great gift for those you know who can’t seem to break free from the computer!



Thursday, October 25, 2007

For My Buddy, Please Vote

My friend Mike is training to go over to Iraq for one year. There are a few things you need to know about Mike. First, he could care less about politics. Politics just annoys him.

Second, he LIVES for the Red Sox.


In my continuing effort to appeal to his senses and get him to care about politics (And to convince him to vote for my choice) I am shamelessly using this picture to sell him. So here I go:

Hey, Bro, this is Mitt Romney. He is running for President and I really like him. He is a huge Sox fan. He is from there. Hell, he used to be the Governor of Massachusetts. He is no bandwagon fan. So, uh, could I get you to vote for him, please?

Thanks,
Brian

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bearing Drift Ohio Radio Test Run Wednesday at 2:00 P.M.


Please click here and listen to my 15 minute dry run of my (hopefully regular) live call in Pod Cast. You can even call in at 646-716-9244 and trash my show!

If you would like to subscribe to get notices about the show, email me here.

Sen. Craig Halloween Costume

Hard pressed for ideas for Halloween? Try this one. I love it. Priceless and cheap and easy to make.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

I had a feeling, but I am glad there is now data to support it.


Friday, October 19, 2007

David Gallagher Tapped as “Romney For President” Ohio State Director

Yesterday, Governor Mitt Romney announced that David Gallagher will serve as State Director of the Ohio Romney for President team. Gallagher brings nearly a decade of political experience and will be critical in growing Governor Romney's already strong grassroots organization in Ohio.
"I look forward to working with David as I campaign in Ohio and talk about my vision to build a stronger America," said Governor Romney. "We need to bring change to Washington and I will continue to talk to voters in Ohio and across the nation about my plans to keep our nation strong for future generations."

"Governor Romney is a proven leader and has the experience needed to bring conservative change to Washington," said Gallagher. "He will fight for lower taxes, to control government spending, to strengthen our military, and to build stronger American families. Governor Romney is a candidate Ohio voters can be proud to support."
David Gallagher joins previously announced Romney for President Ohio supporters State Senator Kevin Coughlin and State Representative Shannon Jones.

Funny Shirt of the Week

Maybe P-Diddy, when not fathering a ton of kids, would like this one. I may actually buy this one. You can too, here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This Is What I Tried To F*cking Tell Them, But Those *ssholes Wouldn’t Listen… Mother F*ckers

From AFP
Regular swearing at work can help boost team spirit among staff, allowing them to express better their feelings as well as develop social relationships, according to a study by researchers.

The research goes on to say that it should be discouraged and swearing AT superiors and subordinates in anger is not productive but that breaking down taboos in many cases build team work.

What the researchers should do is learn how to make study titles shorter. This one is entitled “Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: when anti-social becomes social and incivility is acceptable

I hope someone at work said, “Hey fellas, that shit is too damn long.”

OMFG These People Are Clueless

I can’t make this stuff up, but the Official Meeting Facilities Guide's magazine, AKA OMFG has their own magazine and website. What else would it be than www.omfg.com.

Apparently lol.com or brb.com and pwned.com were taken for these guys. You would think someone who worked there would have a kid or know someone under the age of 65 who would tell them to rename themselves.

In related news, the new President and CEO of OMFG, Seymour Butts was hired away from WTF Industries where he handled the acquisition of STFU Worldwide.

h/t Geekologie

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

WCMH NBC4: The Varsity Team They Are Not

Some of you may remember when I pointed out local NBC affiliate WCMH's horrible failing during Red, White and Boom. Now they seem to be confused by HD programming.

Many show that are to be in HD, like Jay Leno, NBC Nightly News, etc, start in HD then pop into regular, or SD. It seems that out of the three main stations in Columbus, WCMH always seems to be having problems.

Not to be one to bitch to myself, I dropped them an email tonight asking why this is. To their credit, they answered… Not to their credit, they first blamed me, implying I must understand what I am looking at, but then, oh yeah, mentioned their equipment is busted. Way to go... Blame the viewer before your equipment. Ugh. Below is the email:

MY EMAIL:
From: Bearing Drift Ohio
To: WCMH News Desk
Sent: Tue Oct 16 18:34:57 2007
Subject: What is up with HD

Why does WCMH pop OUT of HD for Nightly News, Today and some primetime shows? It starts out as HD then pops out.

Please flip the switch... Why pay for an HD TV and service if WCMH blocks it.... Why watch WCMH when the other two stations are in HD.

Brian, The Squeaky Wheel

THE RESPONSE
From: "dgrivois@wcmh.com"
To: bearingdriftohio@gmail.com
Sent: Oct 16, 2007 7:18 PM
Subject: FW: What is up with HD

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your message. When we air local commercial breaks, we switch to the SD server to play the commercials. NBC does the same thing except where it has an actual HD commercial.

Are you seeing the program content switch from HD 16x9 to SD 4x3?
During the live segments of NBC's TODAY show, in order to execute the live weather cut-ins through our production control room, we have to go back to upconverted SD for a brief time. Our production control room is not HD yet.

Additionally, the HD receiver we have had intermittent failures that started over the weekend. When that happens, we have to switch to the SD NBC feed. Unfortunately that happened quite a bit on Monday and this morning. We contacted NBC on Saturday and its HD engineer shipped us a spare receiver while the one assigned to WCMH-TV is repaired. That spare receiver is now in service. We expect that the HD programs will be fine tonight.

I hope that helps answer your question. Thank you for watching NBC 4.

Debra J Grivois
Director, Engineering & Operations
WCMH-TV

What REALLY Happened to Randi Rhodes


Reports were out there that Air America uber-Lib Randy Rhodes was attacked. An on air personality on Air America even accused the “Right-wing hate machine” of attacking her. He assumed, like a 10-year-old, that they must be ‘getting to’ conservatives. First off, Jack-ass, no one listens to your failing, bankrupt network, and second, it would appear that the only one who assaulted her was the Irish… Pub that is.
From Gawker
Randi Rhodes was no more assaulted by a right-wing fanatic on Monday than Dick Cheney was. She, in fact, fell down and injured her teeth outside of a Midtown Irish bar at around 6 o'clock Sunday evening after downing about fourteen Ketel One Bloody Marys. She was abusive to the barstaff and generally gross, crass, loud, and pretentious. I genuinely hope she has a speedy recovery. I never would've disclosed this (I believe that anyone should feel free to hang out at Irish pubs at any time and not be concerned about someone publishing their behavior) if Air America hadn't grossly interpreted a drunken indiscretion and allowed it to be morphed into some bullish rhetoric on air. Whatever journalistic integrity the station may have ever had is now completely compromised. The manipulation of the public diminishes any cause, whether just or fabricated.

But yeah, go with the whole “the world is out to get us” theory… People have to give a damn about you to go after you.

Air America = disconnected losers. Not losers because they drink (I love to drink), losers because they childishly assumed she was attacked by some tough Conservatives who were out to get them. Nerds.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Imus To Return To Airwaves Dec. 3

Good.

WABC (in NYC) apparently has inked a multi-million, mutli-year deal with the pioneer of radio. WABC also apparently fought off the disingenuine fake outrage from folks like Sharpton and others who demanded that no deal be made.

Of course there were a few people who used to use Don Imus’ show for their promotion and then turned on him for no other reason than to have a comfy seat on the band wagon. Sen. Clinton was one and reports say that she will be a target of Imus. Good.
The senator, who Imus has called "satan" and the "devil", traveled to Rutgers in April to praise the women's basketball team for its response to the controversy. In a campaign email, Hillary called Imus's comments "small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism."

"Hillary, prepare to meet your maker!" a source close to the host joked early Monday.

I hope Imus also goes after that two-faced SOB Tim Russert. Any time Slim-Tim needed to whore out a bo0ok or promotion to pay his buffet bill he would run to Imus’ show but he folded faster than a lawn chair he was sitting on.

Lest we forget that members of the hip hop community, including Snoop Dog, decided to pile on over the Spike Lee movie quote Imus used (Calling the beauty pageant quality Rutgers Girl B-Ball players “Nappy headed hoes").

Folks like Snoop said it was wrong for Imus to make the joke but it is ok for them to say Bitch and Ho because of the context. While I don’t disagree, I found it horrible they would not apply the same standards to Imus who was obviously making a joke. Of course these idiots are now scratching their heads wondering why their art is being attacked.

Anyway, welcome back I-man! You were missed.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy 232nd Birthday US Navy


There are few organizations or groups of people who have been more loyal and supportive of me than the Navy. I also have the Navy to thank for giving me some of the most amazing opportunities and allowing me to meet and become friends with some of the most amazing people. Today is her 232nd birthday and she still looks great.

The new Chief of Naval Operations sent a message to the fleet:
As we celebrate and commemorate the 232nd birthday of our Navy, I thank all who are serving today, military and civilian; to our families who stand by and support us; and to our fellow sea service, the U.S. Marine Corps. We are a great team ready today and preparing for tomorrow.
Read the rest.


Staged? Sure. Fantastic Image? Absolutely: Obama’s Team Gets This One Right

I am not huge fan of Barack Obama, although I would chose him over Hillary (I would chose a pile of dog shit over Hillary). Anyway, today the AP is running a photo (and accompanying article) of the Illinois Senator going door to door asking for votes in Des Moines, Iowa. Now I have no idea how many houses he actually visited, or for how long. For all we know this was a one shot photo op, but the point is as a PR professional I have to say that this is an amazing image.

I have commented before about the lost art of politicians personally asking for votes so I have to give credit to Obama’s advisors for coming up with this one. His efforts, as staged as they probably were, will not make or break the Iowa Caucus for him, but it is nice to see a candidate from either party humble enough to knock on a door and ask for a vote... even if it was just a photo op.


Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waits patiently for someone to answer the door during a neighborhood canvas in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevin Sanders)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Romney’s Comments On Congressman Regula’s Retirement

Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on Ohio Congressman Ralph Regula's announcement of his retirement:
"Congressman Regula has proudly served his constituents in Congress for the past 34 years, the longest continuously serving member in Ohio's history. From his time in the U.S. Navy to his service in the halls of government, he always dedicated himself to improving the lives of others. He strengthened the nation's education system, fought for better health care, and worked to preserve our nation's treasured parks and resources.

"His leadership will be greatly missed in Congress. Ann and I wish him the best during his remaining time in Congress and in his future endeavors."

Mitt Reminds Us What Is At Stake

Go Mitt, Go!


h/t Brain Shavings

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What if OSU Allowed the Slaughter of over 3,000 Children?

If Ohio Stadium sold out (as it always does) and the world statistical data for the amount of abortions performed a year was applied to those in attendance, over 3,065 children would be killed.

According to an AFP article:
One in five pregnancies worldwide ends in an abortion…
And
In 2003, the latest year for which full figures are available, 42 million abortions were carried out around the world…
And
For every 1,000 women aged between 15 and 44 in 2003, 29 had an abortion…

Of course, not that AFP is biased, but if you read the article they seem to play up the fact that this is actually a decrease in abortions. They do not say this in terms of ending this barbaric practice, but more so as to try and appease those of us who are reasonable and humane enough to oppose this medical-murder.

They also try and create sympathy by pointing out:
...but nearly half these terminations still take place in unsafe conditions, a study says.

See, you are supposed to focus on the horrible, “unsafe” conditions some woman have to endure. Luckily, there are thousands; if not millions of places folks can go to have a safe abortion... Well, safe for the mother, deadly for the child, but just ignor that dirty little fact and you will be fine... and a Liberal.

Hey Liberals; don’t lecture America on the innocent lives lost in the Iraq War and then argue for abortion on demand.

I have said it before but it is worth repeating: If all of the pro-abortion Liberals’ mothers had agreed with them, they would not be around to argue for the right to kill.

Source

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

FINALLY “The View” Makes Sense

Even though Whoopie Goldberg was hypocritical about calling for Imus’ firing (she called Imus’ words racists but her black-face skit with Ted Danson was ok) she does get this one right.

Many bloggers and pundits called for this a long time ago, but maybe Whoopie can now make it happen. So, what do you say, Al?