Archive for December, 2010
  • 8.5 hours and counting till kick off. And I. Can't. Wait. http://www.utsports.com/bowlcentral/ #
  • Way to go ARMY! First Bowl win in 25 years HOOOAH!!! #
  • Ready for the game. Mug holds 2 bottles worth. LET'S GO VOLS!! http://twitpic.com/3lcd13 #
  • Married life is treating Stocker well. Already recovering #fumbles :) #
  • Good advice. I don't wanna be calm tho, I wanna WIN and have a reason to SCREAM! :) "@JaysonSwain: We need calm down. We all good." #
  • Fumble confirmed. UNC lost time out and challenge. Oops. #
  • So the ? Of the day is: is the Big10 officiating crew named Leaders and Legends? #
  • "@Josh_Ward: He's impressed by "Denario" Moore RT @ClayTravisBGID: I just realized Bob Davie was calling UNC-UT. Condolences to every one." #
  • Agreed "@reddusfoximus: I predict a unnecessary roughness eventually…lots of shoving and pushing #Vols quot; #
  • Team looking very rusty on O. D seems to be warming up but slow to do so. ST nonexsistent but that's been true for a while #
  • UNC Williams down. Id be down too if Luke Stocker all but landed on my head. Big dude. #
  • Hope UNC Williams is ok. Has a huge career ahead of him as I understand it. Hate to career go out on a stretcher in the bowl game #
  • Hate for rather. #
  • No one can ever give Dooley his own accolades, always have to rest him on his fathers laurels first. Always annoys me. #
  • Bray with a bullet. Complete! #
  • TOUCHDOWN VOLS! #
  • Lawdy…! :) "@reddusfoximus: Tennessee girls > UNC girls #justsayin quot; #
  • Saluting in NY? Bad. Saluting in TN? Good! Sorry my Kstate friends…the Yankees robbed you ;) #
  • Holy crud we caught a punt!? #
  • Yes he does "@Jai_Eugene: Reveiz just wants it." #
  • Awesome catch by Moore! #
  • High Praise! "@berry1429: Dmo n Gerald r beasts. Had to guard em everyday for 3 yrs. Ugh" #
  • Could hear the crunch…just vicious! "@Andrew_Gribble: Brent Brewer just Terry Tate-d Ed Barham on that play." #
  • More so when sang by 100,000 people at once! "@NCAAFootball01: Rocky Top is one of the most catchy songs in the history of catchy songs." #
  • Welcome Back! "@steve_phillips_: After technical difficulties, back to tweeting! #Vols running game needs to get untracked." #
  • After 1 season? Little premature don't you think? "@secguy: It might be time to fire Vince's son if this keeps up." #
  • LMAO! "@volsbitch: The Color Orange……just got a boner." #
  • Lots of Bray comparisons out there. Personally think more like young Favre, throw everywhere, anywhere, somewhere just not where need to be #
  • AMEN!! "@DocHancock: I'm sick of this Alabama Roll Tide ESPN commercial #ToHellWithBama quot; #
  • Any takers on how long thatb headset lasts? #
  • Pure Dooley. He'll never be called the Ice Man :) "@KBudden: That reaction from Dooley was classic!!" #
  • TOUCHDOWN VOLS! #
  • True Freshman Qb and true freshman wr's….this party is going to be wild for the next 3 to 4 years! #
  • Touchdown UNC. I'm waiting for the celebration call patiently ;) #
  • Deep burn on Waggner #
  • Ok that's funny "@larryeldershow: First Lady calls obesity a threat to national security. So, why not carpet bomb Iran with twinkies? #fb quot; #
  • The father in the headlight commercial failed. She's not watching with him. Clearly poor parenting #govols #
  • Phone dying. Dangit #
  • Rt "@Josh_Ward: Is someone going to use the "bowl games are a reward" argument to senior Deunta Williams, who fractured his fibula tonight?" #
  • Bray will be feeling that in the morning #
  • Yup "@Andrew_Gribble: Another third down turned first down by Gerald Jones. He does that, I heard." #
  • Baileys Irish Creame, Guiness, a Erin Go Bragh in Robusto…is it St Patricks Day or a Vols Bowl Game at my house? #trivia #
  • Apparently the UNC team wants to rollback the football clock to 1916.. no helmets #
  • Understatement of the bowl series "@DrSaturday: Donte Paige-Moss is lucky his skull is intact right now. Yikes." #
  • True "@Jai_Eugene: The big 10 crew is clearly not used to the speed of these teams. Consistently a day late and dollar short." #

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Happy New Years our loyal readers! May your new year be better than you last!

I’m sure someone out there can do a better job of this imagery, but I thought the Twin towers would like nice as part of 2011

New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time

James Agate

And a little Irish Toast for you
Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.

May we be alive at this time next year.

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Before you go out tonight to celebrate the new year. before you sing that Auld Lang Syne raise your glass, toast your friends, kiss your love, and start your count down.

Remember those who are not seeing it.

Not the celebrities, the politicians, the journalists or others whom have held the public eye for years.

But rather The Fallen.

This is the most complete listing of the fallen soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines that I could put together for the year 2010. If I missed one let me know so I may add it.

A handful I knew, some in passing, some from my time with their units, such as 3rd Brigade 2 Infantry Division. At least one is from my home in Georgia. At least one served in my own last unit, 5th Battallion 5th Air Defense Regiment, The Dragonslayers, though I do not know which battery he served with.

I am willing to bet that chances are good you know someone on this list, or may at least know of them, as well.

I challenge you, to think, as I thought:

While typing each name, each city, and comparing them with places I have worked, lived and been I could not help but ask myself: did I pass them on the street? Was I kind? Did I buy them a drink never knowing who they were? Did we walk past each other in a store, or perhaps drove past on the high way? Until my fingers touched keys to type out the names, and the places they called home, had we crossed paths before, even in passing?

Ships passing in the night, one to continue on, one that has stopped.

We who are left how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?
~Wilfred Wilson Gibson

They died, as they lived, for a belief, to the fullest, and for reasons that they can only call their own.

Raise your glass to them this night, and give them a moment of silence, and reflect on their sacrifice which brought this new year to the rest of us.

And here is to hoping I will not have to update this today as well

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Language warning, for those of you sensitive to such things,

Before I start let me say this: What Jackson did was inexcusable.

The Late hit by Tomlinson? Also poor.

However.

WHAT KIND OF MONKEY MOLESTING GOAT HUMPING REFEREE DECLARES THE GAME OVER THEN STARTS IT AGAIN!?!?

WHAT IS THIS?? !)@#$%^ LITTLE #$%^&*( LEAGUE!?

Big 10/Big12 what ever the fuck they call themselves, their referee’s are neither Legends or Leaders.

!@#$%^&

For that bone headed, inane, candy ass, pathetic, lousy excuse for play calling both in the UT vs UNC and the KState vs Syracuse games, the Big10/12 (which in either figure probably represents their combined IQ) Officiating crews earn the last What a Weasel Award from 2010.

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  • *yawn* Ok a few days away from Twitter wasn't all bad. Guess I can return to this now that holidays are almost over #

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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

Mark Twain

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So a Lot of bloggers had some great Holiday posts up this past week, and in to this week.

With 2011 peeping around the corner I thought I’d round up some of my blogger friends, and personal favorites from the last week or so:

CWBill had a good one for the Denizens crowd

Harvey has a Wal Mart story

Grim hosts the Feast of Stephen…..and Snow

Serenity plays with her Christmas toys

Eric has been snowed in

Lex addresses right to life. Not ironic, or unfitting given the time of year.

Doc Russia posts regarding how a Russian met American muscle.

Teresa’s geekiness took over

Laughing Wolf and the Blackfive platoon have some tips on Holiday giving as well as suggestions

My home away from here, Rocky Top Talk, is going over the upcoming Vols versus Tarheels Bowl game

SarahK discusses the wonders and tribulations of new found motherhood

John D requests lawyers and money.

Grau presents the wonder of Liver Dumplings…just like grandma used to make. Well…maybe his grandma.

T1G and Zman request glasses from Santa. Hey dude I’ve been stuck with them for years.

Anyone I missed? Add yours here! Track-back to your hearts content and I’ll update the links, or leave it in the comments. Either way hope you had a good holiday, and from all of us here at Registered Evil, have a Happy New Year!

This image, without the Happy New Year part, will be available in our Cafe Press shop the first of the year!

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The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

A. A. Milne

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Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

Marcus Aurelius

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In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

Peter Drucker

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The year is 1914.
The place is Ypres, outside of Belgium.

A cross near Belgium left to commerorate the Christmas Truce

World War I has only been in action for tad more than four months. It was already proving to be one of the bloodiest wars in history. Soldiers on both sides were trapped in trenches, exposed to the cold and wet winter weather, covered in mud, and extremely careful of sniper shots. Machines guns, and the advent of modern technology as well as the industrial revolution had proven their worth in war, bringing new meaning to the word “slaughter.”

To protect against the threat of this vast firepower, the soldiers were ordered to dig in and prepare for next year’s offensives, which most men believed would break the deadlock and deliver victory.

The early trenches were often hasty creations and poorly constructed; if the trench was badly sighted it could become a sniping hot spot. In bad weather (the winter of 1914 was a dire one) the positions could flood and fall in. The soldiers – unequipped to face the rigors of the cold and rain – found themselves wallowing in a freezing mire of mud and the decaying bodies of the fallen.

This is World War I. And this is Christmas.

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We’ll be taking a break for the foreseeable Holiday, like many other folks.

I’ll have some posts up to day (read 2 maybe 3 counting this one)

That said lets get some Christmas spirit and cheer going shall we?

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Given my like of things old, a rendition of Greensleeves (one of my favorite songs sometimes linked to the holidays), featuring clips from The Tudors and performed by Roger McGuinn formerly of The Byrds

From all of us here at Registered Evil, and our sister siteTechography, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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I wanted to post something for Christmas, as that is my holiday of choice for this time of year.  I could find nothing cooler to post than the first pictures my son (11 months old) had made with Santa!  So without further ado, here they are, Enjoy!

This is one of two professional photos taken by Santa's Staff....

This is the second professional picture.

More after the jump….

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  • There is not enough coffee in the world to make me want to go to work today. But I'm doing it anyway. /grumble #
  • Toyota to pay $32.4 million in extra fines http://wapo.st/dQP7cT #
  • BREAKING: FCC passes first net neutrality rules. – http://wpo.st/dD12 #
  • Loser in Ivory Coast Election refuses to go, attempts to expel UN Peacekeepers http://bit.ly/hSOdug #
  • Given the FCC vote today, seems like a good time to drag out my article about the FCC from earlier this year: http://alturl.com/vyxfu #FCC #
  • 2 Utah towns evacuate as dam threatens to burst http://bit.ly/gSi74F #

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Because she’s never heard Ray Stevens….and it is after all Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas songs

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