New Blog Layout

December 30, 2008

I have a new blog layout.  What do you think?

If you notice anything weird, or not working right, just leave me a message via the contact form at the bottom of the page.  Or just leave a comment on this post.
Thanks, and I hope you like it!

Do Dogs Have Emotions?

December 18, 2008
Here’s my dog, Monster. Isn’t he great?
He loves to put his belly on the cool hardwood floors when it’s hot outside. Check out his hind legs:

He’s cute and he knows it. I got him in September of 2006, and the little guy definitely lives up to his name. Earlier today, he almost chewed through the cap on the bottle of some Gorilla Glue:

There’s no doubt about it: I love my dog. My question for you is, do you think he’s capable of loving me back? Do dogs have emotions?
Back in college, I took a philosophy class where I learned that most of the well-known philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Nietzsche, etc) believed that animals were incapable of emotion, or “feelings”. Of all the heated topics in that class, nothing even came close to the mayhem that ensued during the debates on this subject.
So, all the “smart guys” think the answer is no. What do you think? Do you have a story that serves as proof? Leave a comment and let me know!
I think you know my opinion. 🙂

Wrapped In Bacon

November 30, 2008

On Saturday, I attended PADA.org’s annual Thanksgiving ultimate frisbee hat tournament in Philadelphia.
I had the pleasure of being elected captain of the team that would become known as Wrapped In Bacon.
Top, from left: Raphael Vangelista, Jim, Brian, Brian Nelb, Casey, Daniel Barroll
Middle, from left: CJ Millisock, Meredith Vangelista, B Lo, Joy Lo, Jake, Clayton, Rich Kelly
Bottom: Regan Dohm
We went 3-0, winning the championship game 15-8.  I haven’t had as much fun playing ultimate in a very long time. Special thanks to everyone on Wrapped In Bacon.  You all are amazing athletes, and it was a pleasure to be part of the team!

Prepare Yourself

November 5, 2008

Ever since Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, the country feels different. I’m not the only one who feels so. Several of my friends on Facebook are showing excitement through their status messages. My family is exuberant. According to multiple sources, the rest of the world is excited about the outcome of the election.

You might ask yourself, “Why?”

I think the answer is best summed up by this photo:

What you see in the picture above, is a man who is down to earth, and sincere. You can just tell from his body language that he will honestly do his best to work for, not against, the American people. When George W Bush speaks on television, he emits the exact opposite. He appears completely insincere, scrunching his forehead and eyebrows to feign concern almost the entire time.

The country right now is in terrible shape, and many question whether Obama can live up to the promises he’s made and fix the nation’s problems. The economic crisis combined with the two wars we’re facing are seemingly insurmountable. However, I wholely feel that Obama will not only meet his goals and satisfy the American public, I predict that he will completely surpass everyone’s wildest expectations.

Prepare to be dazzled.

They All Became Kids Again

October 29, 2008

What I loved about the Phillies’ victory tonight, was seeing every member of the team simultaneously transformed into a 12 year-old kid on the sandlot.  Both arms shoot into the air, eyes wide open, they run towards the pitcher.  And then an instant 5-foot dogpile.

Voting Machines That Don’t Work

October 28, 2008

How in the world is this possible?

The man demonstrates that a voting machine does not work correctly. He says that the machine has not been calibrated, and that it will work properly once he calibrates it.
He then calibrates it, and it STILL doesn’t work correctly.
Why is this crappy software used for such an important function? And is there anything anybody can do it about?

Wassup Obama?

October 26, 2008

The original Budweiser commercial is here:

I Know Michael Phelps’ Secret

August 13, 2008

He’s not an alien. He’s not from the future. His secret is simply this: He figured out how to extract the frog suit from Super Mario Bros 3!

Ha! 🙂

Mario + Beatbox + Flute = Teh Win

August 12, 2008

I want to give you all my money.

I love stuff like this. 🙂

Cuil is a Terrible Search Engine

July 29, 2008

That is all.