Tuesday, March 04, 2008

my wacky homestate

Medieval Utah: Freemont Indian petroglyph.

The fun times never stop in Utah. What's the newest business motivational technique in Provo? Waterboarding! (Thanks, Kevin). And where does that guy who was making Ricin live? Riverton!

At least the Utah Jazz have beaten the Dallas Mavericks even though their German ran over our Russian like it was 1940 or something.


Andrei Kirilenko, a.k.a "AK-47."

8 comments:

Jeff said...

"Who moved my waterboard?"

If you need to lie people down on a table at work, belly shots are probably a better way to build team cohesiveness and motivation.

This looks like a perfect candidate for Powerpoint Karaoke.

Example: The Gettysburg Address on Powerpoint.

cowboyangel said...

You sure that petroglyph is real? Looks like the guy's drinking a soda with a crazy straw. Did the tribes in Utah have crazy straws?

Actually, I'm surprised we haven't heard more stories like the waterboarding one. I fear we might. If the leader of your country and the government all sanction torture, it's only a matter of time before its acceptance and use appears in the overall society, no? Little kids - if they still play outside - probably are playing torture the towel-head instead of cowboys and Indians now.

The ricin story is strange. I notice that he's actually from California. For the sake of any California readers, I won't offer any comments on that fact.

Yeah, the Jazz beat Dallas, but you're still only a half game ahead of them. And while the Mavs get to battle in the toughest division in b-ball to get ready for the playoffs, Utah gets to "play" with the likes of Seattle and the T-Wolves. Ooooh. :-)

Anyway, San Antonio and its Argentine will vanquish your Russian when the games matter.

Liam said...

Jeff --
I like the idea of powerpoint karaoke. Very much. We'll have to organize a game.

William --
What, you think the Freemont Indians weren't capable of coming up with crazy straws? Everyone loves a crazy straw.

I think there's a new "GI Joe Waterboarding Adventure."

A far cry from the seventies when I asked for and got a black GI Joe who was labeled -- and I kid you know -- "GI Joe Negro Adventure."

To express myself as eloquently as possible, the Mavs suck and I hate them (with due respect for Avery Johnson and due scorn for Mark Cuban). Ask Golden State how good they are.

As far as excellent, boring San Antonio goes, well, any team that marries Eva Longoria is okay in my book. They still will lose to the Jazz in the playoffs this year.

crystal said...

Be careful - it's said that while power corrupts, powerpoint corrupts absolutely.

Jeff said...

powerpoint corrupts absolutely.

Ha! :-D



Does NBA basketball still qualify as a professional sport?

Garpu the Fork said...

Be careful - it's said that while power corrupts, powerpoint corrupts absolutely.

No truer words were spoken.

I wonder how long before waterboarding catches on to the rest of corporate america.

cowboyangel said...

"Fremont" Indians. Only Utah would have a tribe of indigenous people named after "the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States."

Wonder if they did any waterboarding?

A far cry from the seventies when I asked for and got a black GI Joe who was labeled -- and I kid you know -- "GI Joe Negro Adventure."

Which one of these was yours:

From the 1960s - now selling for $569

From 1970-1975 - selling for $295

Be careful - it's said that while power corrupts, powerpoint corrupts absolutely.

Hah! Good one, Crystal.

Liam said...

Hmmm... I think the latter, though I thought he had kung-fu grip. I might be mistaken.