Saturday, October 3, 2009


knocks the dust off

been a while.

damn facebook

the bloggers death note.

more to follow... promise

Sunday, July 26, 2009


havent posted in a bit. really not alot going on.

Lived at the Hope and Anchor

Batmite came home from her moms on Friday

Saw Transformers on Sat night. (it was ok but really TOO muck on screen happening at the same time)

Friday I receved my Enabler glass from Contagion. We wore our kilts to the Pub for the presentation

good time were had by all. And a huge thank you to Ian and Shannon who took are of us that night. Oh and Contagion? Ian has a message to pass along. New rule. Caled the Contagion Rule.

You wear your kilt in the Pub... you wear some form of undergarment.

Ian was ill.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A day late I know

Yesterday was the 40th ann of the Moon Landing.

If it happened

People who know me know my feelings and thoughts on this.

It Never Happened.

I know that there are ALOT of crackpots out there with all kinds of theories but I have just 3 things to ponder.

1. Why didnt any other country go to the moon?
The Russians were neck and neck with us until we "landed" on the moon. WHy then all of a sudden did we pull away and they fall behind? Reason, it wasnt possible. Even if it was tech why then years after we "landed" no one else followed? Cause it didnt and couldnt happen then.

2. How come we havent gone back?
Even if the budget is cut... what point is it to spend money on going up... then coming back down instead of starting a "moon base" Cause we were never there. Even if from 72-92 there was NO desire to go back even just as a PR stunt? Cause we all know the agencys love their PR. Didnt EVER happen

3. How did technology jump that much from 58-68 then from 68-78 it only crawled. The budget wasnt cut, it just wasnt there. You had to wait until the 80's to have any kind of progress. There is this time frame that there was no tech leaps like there was in the 50;s and 60's

Hmmm just sumpthin to ponder

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wack Wednesday

Actually it wasnt tooo bad except for work. Since the 4th we have been slammed with phone calls. No less then 5 and the max of 30 calls holding all day. Ususally Wed is a bit relaxed. You can breathe but not today!

Oh well.

So here is some music to let you put Wed in the bed and hop into bed with Thurs. It can be fun!!!!

"I'm Mike D and I like to get loose..."

Monday, July 13, 2009


They remade V.

I am on the fence on this.

The orignal was kick ass.

Know about this one

Friday, July 10, 2009

Funkey Friday

Happy Fri-Friday to ya!

It has been one hell of a week.

Good friends becoming single, work being a drag, and BatMite becoming more Emo as the days go on.

So for this installment of the Batcave, I am firing up the Bat Computer and pulling off of my massive hard drive some funk that will just slide ya into Sat. Do what you will this weekend but give me... a few moments

Let your earholes grove to the sounds of Parliment Funkedilic. Some George Clinton and the P Funk All Stars!!

"The MotherSHip Connection"

Monday, July 6, 2009

why cant i blog every day? (and not be a bore in the process?)

Hey everyone.

How are ya?

Enjoy the 4th of July?

See some fireworks?

Didnt go anywhere except the backyard. BatMite didnt want to go anywhere so we just hung out.

An update about my tv at the the Hope And Anchor

dont it look pretty?

Why dont you make your way on down to Baker Street. Light in your head and dead on your feet

Been on the deck alot as well with my music and my mind.

Sleep tight kids

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Have Clout!

Ok everyone pretty much knows that I love my Pub the Hope and Anchor. It is the English Pub that has opened up in the area that I have pretty much lived at since it opened.

Now from time to time in my seat at the bar I have made suggestions. Different types of beers, foods, exc.

Now where I sit to my left and to my right are high defination TVs. I had made the suggestion that a small tv directly ahead would be a good idea. Especailly those of us who sit in the front.

I never thought much aside from the comment here and there.

Now image my suprise as BatMite and I walk in to the Pub tonight and against the wall was a new small tv installed. One of the owners Ian came and and said that Direct TV will be out in a few days to install their service.


They took my suggestion and made it so!

I love my Pub.

Sorry guys, there will be a few football games that I will be at the Pub for!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who Tuesday

Well my inner geek is out.

I love Dr Who. Below is the changing of the actors. narf!


and lastly....

for now.... we have another Doctor!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

sorry!!! really I am!!

Distracted again....... guys, enjoy Olivia Munn. I love her


I got distracted....... sorry

See A Semi-Regular Post!!!

See! A new post in less then a week form the last one.


Getting ready tonight for the Annual House Party. My roomate and I usually have one a year. Cooking out, keg of beer, jello shots for the foo foo people and just good times with friends.

I mowed the lawn, put the safety locks on the BatCave and BatMites room, picked up and put the keg on ice, ( thanks B!) and now a quick post before a jump into the shower to get ready.

We are doing an 80's theme tonight (thought of and sent before the whole Jacko thing) so Dylan from 90210 will be making an appearence 2night with his tight rolled jeans, white shirt and black leather vest. Better watch out for Brenda!

Friday, June 26, 2009

ok call me a bit insensitive

But is it wrong to think that Michael Jackson is getting more air time then Farrah and Ed McMahon?

All day at work on the TV I hear about Jacko and all that is happening with his death.

Lets give some respect and some compassion to Farrah and what she was through.

Damn the media

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What the hell?

Sorry again for not blogging. Been dealing with 90 degree days, a moody tween and no money

Hi! how are ya?

Now we had the 3 happen.

Farrah Faucett, Ed McMahon, and Michael Jackson.

What an end to June.

For Old Skool Thursday we will pay tribute to the self proclaimed "King Of Pop" No matter what happened you cannot deny his mark on music as we know it.

I give you...... Dirty Diana

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Triumph the Insult Dog At Bonaroo

I love this dog. Enjoy

Sorry again


I am not posting daily. I have BatMite home and nights are busy. I will post tomorrow night about Saturday night when the Gods tried to wipe out the town.

Crazy stuff!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tookey Tuesday

Seriously nuthin happen

BatMite is with her mom til friday.

Work, wine, and sleep, repeat.

Whats up with you?

Friday, June 12, 2009


We beat Detroit 2-1

Hmmm our Stelers get the Lombardi and the Penguins get the Cup


He he Chinchilla Day

Another reason to go to Vegas! LOL

Oh by the way Penguins are up 2-0

friday night Penguins!

Watching my Pittsburgh Penguins hopefully win Lord Stanleys Cup tonight.

Currently at 0-0

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

tuesday update

Hey all, welcome to Tuesday.

Work hasnt been bad, I am on a special project that has me off the phones for the whole week so no compaints yet.

Getting back into the summer schedule with batMite and dealing with picking up after her. Now I am not a neat freak by any stretch but I like a clean house. But picking up after a tween has been very...trying.

But if that is the only complain this summer then I will take it.

Reired the speaker wires in the BatCave and rearranged a few things.

Watching the Pittsburgh Penguins hopefully pull this out against the Detroit Red Wings. Then we have to go to Detroit to win the Stanley Cup.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fantasy Football Costs Money!

Now I am a huge Fantasy Footabll person. I have been in a league with Contagion, Ktreva and a few others for the past few years.

It's fun an d allows us to talk smack and really take our love of football to the next level.

Now every year we do the free leagues on (go show them some love!) but this year I decided that I was going to do something different. I wanted to instaed of having the draft for our teams online with everyone at their own computers, do it live in person at a location then put all those picks in the computer afterwards. I knew that it would cost a fee for this but like 30-40 bucks which most of the people in the league said they would pay like 5 bucks. THis would cover it.

Until I went on today and saw that it costs 130.00.

For fantasy football.

For real.


SO now I am torn, seeing if people would pay like 10.00 ( and there are like 10-12 people ) or just going the free way again this year.

Who would have thought that fake sports could cost so much?

Good thing that there is still 2 months until the preseason. Time to save up.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Weekly Update with Bruce

Well what a week its been!!

BatMite came home on Tuesday for the summer. And it didnt take long to get back into the riutal of things. I sleep better now with her home except for ALL of her friends calling and her dissapearing for hours to be on the phone.
She even got me to read Twilight, that teenage vampire book. (it wasnt THAT bad)

The Fiasco (what I am calling it now) with the Rock River Raptors was finally cleared up on Thursday with my only out 70.00. After calling non stop Monday-Wednesday I was able to get the 400.00 and the 350.00 in NSF fees put back in the bank acct. There were 2 charges that came in by auto insurance and when brought up to the general manager of the raptors I got back "you arent geting any more money out of me"


Now mind you this was ALL his fault by not destroying the check in the 1st place, so one would think that maybe just maybe he would want to make not only things right but keep season ticket holder #2 happy. Not the case.

So at this point I should be happy that I at least got that much taken care of cause to be honest I thought that I would have to go to court to get the NSF fees back. Thats how bad it got.

So my warning do not have any finacial doings with the Rock River Raptors or any other their other teams, the Thunder and Rage. You will be sorry and now begins my mission of educating the public about this poorly run, non fan friendly organization. If I can help just one person then my work is fufilled.

The rest of the week (just Friday) passed as usual.

Now I was supposed to go to a convention on Sat to see the stars of an english show called Torchwood. It's a spinoff of Dr Who. (my inner nerd I know but shut it!) The main actor John Barrowman was the main guest. He seems pretty cool and below is his show.

He injured himself and was not able to make it at the last minute cancelling my friend and I plans on going. Another actor Peter Wingfield was brought in as a last minute replacement. His main claim was playing Mythos in the Highlander tv show. Here he is...

I still may try to go on Sunday but who knows.

Now BatMite and I (if she ever gets ready, taken her 2 hours so far) will hit the movies and do our shopping this afternoon.

Plannin on going to a friends house to see the Stanley Cup game between my Pitsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings. The series is tied at 2 games a piece.

Hve a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I am SOOOOOOO there

If you know me you know that I am a HUGE Beatles fan.

I have seen every Beatles cover band that has come close to the area. My favorite album is Rubber Soul.

Across the Universe is one of my fav movies.

So imagine my delight when I 1st heard that there were rumblings that a Rock Band Beatles was in the works.

Now I, like many others, didnt thing that this would ever get made. Too many people that would not let the name be attached to a lackluster or inferior game.

But I have to give credit tot he Fab 4. THis looks good. You will not be seeing me post much when I get this on its release date. Anyone want to come over and be Ringo? I am Paul.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Raptors Update

Well here it is Tuesday and finally geting some movement.

After 1st contacting the front office on Friday and no word all weekend, I finally get a call today from the GM's wife.

She has a check for the 400.00 but not the 350.00 for the overdraft fees. After mentioning this she states that she has to talk to her husband.

I just got a call from him and was told that the 1st he heard of it was today. Hmmm so NO ONE called or contacted him on Friday or during the weekend. Hmmm. Well now we have the 400.00 and hopefully they will call my bank to waive the overdraft fees.

Stay tuned true believers, the storys not done with yet!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

hey made the news.

made the news. can u see Contagion?

Weekend Update with Bruce!!!

Well after the fiasco that was the Rock River Raptors witch started the weekend on such a wonderful tone, it wasnt that bad!

Started Saturday going on what turned out to be a history of the Coronado Theatre. It was supposed to be a ghost hunt with a stateline ghost group but for the 1st 2 hours was a history of the theatre.
Not that it was bad, from a historical standpoint it was really cool and got to go to alot of places in there that the normal person wouldnt be able to.

This was followed up with a well needed "debrief" at the Hope and Anchor.

Sunday brought Sun, Deck, and leftover grilling. I make a tequila/lime marinade on a steak and some garlic/salt sliced potatoes, along with beans and burgers for lunches next week.

Now a bottle of wine and poker for the rest of the night.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Bold print for a bold message.

My day was started by my phone calls to get in touch with ANYONE associated in the Rock River Raptors office. This was a feat in all itself.

Now to explain, in the past when you called their office there was SOMEONE who answered the phone. Now in the past 3 years it has gotten progressivly worse in talking to a human. The customer service aspect also has really gone downhill.
How I bought my season tickets the 1st year was sitting in the office with the owner, talking about football and where the team came from, and the hopes here in Rockford. I at the time mistakenly said that this was something the town needed. Football in the off season. A gold mine.

Now years after the fact, 2 or 3 ownership changes later, and a declining audience because of the way they treat their fans, the writing is on the wall.

Back to my dilemna. I was finally able to talk to a person that told me that "We will look into it and call you back"

No call back.

I called back at 330 and again got the brush off "We are pulling the records and looking into"

Now never mind that I am flat broke until this gets resolved.

Finally after not haning up like they wanted me to I was told that they called the owner Bob Lowe and he is looking into now. Again I tried to stress that I really needed this resolved because I have no cash. I was told "it really sucks I know but he is looking into it"
I ask so when will I hear? How can I call back? Is there a direct number?
Answers in order. No clue, Call here if you want, No number to Bob Lowe.
What time do you close? 430 for the weekend.

So I decided to then take it to the next level. I tried to give the Raptors the benefit of the doubt, give them time to make it right, just like when I sat in that office 4 years ago and shook the hand of a man.

Good Luck

I went to my bank and they are now going to take up the fight. If they dont heat from the Raptors then they will credit the account and then go after them for a reimbursement.

I wish them luck.

So after today I am now a PAST ticket holder for the Rock River Raptors.

Care to join me?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I am done with the Rock River Raptors!!!

Ok I wite this from a feeling of pure anger. I have not been this mad for YEARS so bear with me for typos.

I have with Contagion been very vocal with the way the management has been running the team in the past 2 years.

From the way they have been treating the season ticket holders (us) from taking the little things away then just downright not returning calls to us. We even had a HUGE issue with a refund that we were owed from playoff tickets that were never used. We were to get a refund that NEVER came in. Finally after I think bodily harm was threatened people got refunds or put towards their tickets for the next year. ONLY after hounding for months. Not weeks MONTHS.

So with all of this and the lack of any type of contact form the front office sealed the deal that this was going to be my last year as a season ticket holder.

So this year I mailed my check which never seemed to get to the Raptors to pay for my tickets. 400.00.
Finally I just paid for them over the phone with the assurance that the check would be destroyed.

So imagine my shock when after not being able to get money from the ATM I logged onto my checking acct and saw that a check for 400.00 was presented to my bank not once but......twice!!

Now the 1st time my bank didnt cash it but charged a 25.00 fee. Now they have cashed it and created and overdraft and 13 NSF fees at 35.00 a piece.

What the hell???

So I have emailed the back and will be calling them tomorrow and have a call and email into the Raptors on when they will be crediting my acct the 400.00 and also the 13 NSF fees and the 25.00 check fee.

So if you want to see the Raptors next year (if they are even here) keep one hand on your wallet and make sure you sign NOTHING!

Damn what a start to the weekend huh?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wild weekend!


What a weekend

It started out by heading to the Hope And Anchor Pub for drinks and some good old fashioned karoke.

Below is what happens when you add New Castle on AWESOMENESS!!

Saturday was a chill day. Relaxed and hung out.

Sunday was Contagions Beer Tasting and a good time was had by all.

Monday again was a chill day.

Tuesday back to the grind.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Weekend

Take a moment to pay respect to those that have paved the way to have the comfort and freedoms we have right now.

Started the weekend at the Hope And Anchor with friends for drinks and singing. Sound Express (thanks Corey) had the kareoke in the hizzow. I totally rocked Purple Rain by Prince.

My voice is gone and my legs hurt.

Good times

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What A Tuesday

Wonderful weather... sunny and in the middle 70's

Time on the deck with the laptop

Music and a botle of wine

Poker night on Thursday at the batcave

The Hope and Anchor Pub on Friday

Relax on Sat

Contagions Beer tasting on Sunday

Monday relax

Hmmm shaping up to be a good weekend.

Just missing BatMite from it but she will be back home for the summer in 2 weeks

Good times people....good times

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Random Sunday

I have been a bad blogger but really nothing has been goin on lately.

Autumn is home this weekend. 2 more weeks and she is back full time for the summer. Now I have to find her tween self something to do.

Work is there. To be honest not all that bad. We now have a new mentality due to the cutbacks of "shut up, sit down and work" And to volunteer for every thing that comes up. Really cant be without a job now.

Been visiting the Hope and Anchor pretty regularly. Starting to feel like Cheers. I walk in and everyone is "Bruce!"

Really need to start running again. I have a few winter pounds that i need to get gone before the summer is here.

Sow how are you?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Thursday

No old school Thursday.

Been a work filled week.

Nothing happening.

Kinda just chill

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ocho De mayo

Good Saturday Morning!

Last night got together with a few friends to celebrate Ocho De Mayo (8th of May)

We couldnt celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year so we enjoyed a good time outside until the rain drove us in.

Good times sitting back talking about the past and realizing that we are getting OLD!

One memorable quote from the night comes from my good friend B

"Ass Hostas"

nuff said

Thursday, May 7, 2009


On the Craig Fergeson a leather kilt

That man is the shite!!!

Old School Thursday

Today kids grab a beer and sit back.

turn the tv and the radio off

turn your PC or laptop speakers up

Its time your ear holes pay homage to one of the greatest blues players.

Stevie Ray Vaughn

He was tragically taken from us after a blistering set at Alpine Valley just up the road in Wis.

It is said that he would take super glue and glue back on the calesus on his finger to play.

This is "Texas Flood"

Sit back and just the music take you like the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Ahhh ya

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco De mayo

Again another foreign celebration that Americans took and made their own.

have a mexican beer andscream out mexican swear words tonight!

Just back from the Old Chicago after a beer or 3

Free beer tasting there tomorrow. I feel bad on not being at the Hope and Anchor pub.

Back to work today and it sucked. The cut all overtime so checks havent been what we have been used to. Then I find out that my boss messed up and shorted me 7 hours. Can be put back until NEXT check.

Christ i need a drink

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunny Sunday

Sunny and 72.

Drove BatMite all the way back home which was nice.

Prepping for a walkthrough of a haunted bar. I am part of a paranormal group that just started up and this will be the groups 1st case.

I will let you know what happens but if you have any paranormal places that can be investigated (aside from graveyards please) let me know.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Well trying to recover from this mini cold I have picked up, BatMite and I went to the Hope And Anchor pub to play some pool.

She took one game and I whooped her the other.

Now sitting in for a movie night. Damn the weekend flys

Friday, May 1, 2009

Old Shcool Friday

Sorry havent been feeling good lately.

Instead of music I fgured I would put some cartoon and toy commercials from the 80's

lastley a toy commercial that we boys from the 80's know and love

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welcome to Wednesday!

Today was Friday for me.

I have Thursday-Monday off. BatMite on Friday-Sunday

We have a weekend of roller skating, garage sales, and movies.

So tonight wine and poker

tomorrow is a night at the pub

time to relax and chill

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rainy Sunday

Greetngs and Salutations!

You a Heather? (movie reference)

Well Sat was pretty busy. Hocker practicein the morning, watching the Draft at the Hope And Anchor Pub, then Indoor football with the Raptors n the night.

I need Sunday to just chill.

Hit the Wal Mart for my weekly supplies and cleaned up the BatCave after a week of just chillin.

Now just a day of online poker and watching the rain fall.

Kinda nice on some days dont you think?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Welcome to Friday (can I get you something to drink?)

Got the day off of work today.

Woke up at the crack of butt ass early with no hangover from the scotch last night. (insert your favorite Anchorman quote here)

The temp today is sunny and about 80

Getting some sun on the deck this afternoon and heading to the Hope and Anchor Pub tonight to see a Beatles cover band.

Good TImes

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Old School Thursday and scotch drinking

Happy Thursday!

Started to drink scotch tonight. A good friend brought 2 bottles and I really liked the isley scotch. Damn I am refined!

Now on to the music

feeling kinda mello and reflective. damn scotch!

This is Planet Caravan by Pantera. It is a remake from Black Sabbath and after the death of the guitarist Dimebag Darrell the song really takes me back to the shows I saw him at and the time I met him when touring with his new band Damage Plan.

I know its really not old school but it is old and dammit this is MY blog. Enjoy my naughty little monkeys

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Turrible Tuesday

Work sucked.

Everyone that couldnt get through yesterday when we had the system problems called today.
It was busy as hell.

The bright spot was that a good friend K and her family called to see if I wanted to go to Old Chicago.

Umm hells ya.

One beer away from finishing the 8 on tthe mini tour.

Again a really exciting night

Oh ya, helped Conagion mivng his new chair.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Feh Monday

Not a whole lot happenin here.

Our computer system tried to crash all day long. This will mean that I will be 2wice as busy tomorrow.

You ever wonder why good bands out out really crappy videos? I watch the 80's videos on VH1 Classic and I see bands like Heart, 38 Special and Dio and wonder....what the hell??

Oh well. Sorry to be so boring but really not a whole lot going on.

Tomorrow maybe I will do something exciting like shave a Wookie or freeze Contagion in Carbonite

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wonkey Saturday

Well BatMite was supposed to be here this weekend. I got a call Friday after work from her.."daddy daddy please please please dont say no!"

I thought that this would be one of those requests to buy something or ask for money.

Nope she had the last 6th grade dance of the year on Friday and really wanted to go. Her mom said it was cool and even thiough I was really looking forward to spending some time with her I understand that this would prolly be the last time she would see all of her friends before spending the summer with me.

I found out from her mom afterwards that the main reason was that a boy she really likes was supposed to be there.

Well now with the weekend free I headed to the Hope and Anchor pub to meet Contagion and Grau (now of the orgy) for a few.

After a good afternoon and evenong there annoying or just pissing of the bartenders we decided to head to a local german resturant for more beer and food.

Not a bad night out and now I am just back from starting the Cinco De mayo mini tour at Old Chicago.

What a wonkey weekend

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Old School Thursday

Back from the Hope And Anchor after a few pints.

Before he was the million dollar actor he was known as the Fresh Prince and with DJ Jazzy Jeff they had a few records that were pretty good.

See this below

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I need your help

I need your advice on something.

Lately Batmite has been acting up a bit at her moms house and at school. Things like not listening to her mom and doing the opposite.
Example..after school she is supposed to come home until her mom comes home. Her mom came home and no Batmite.
After a few calls it turns out that she and 2 friends decided to walk down to a local park.
As Batmite saw her mom coming down the street she turned in the opposite direction and ran away.
She had no explaination for why she did this.
It's things like this that have been piling up.

At first I thought that it was just the fact that she will be 13 this October. Teenage suff. I can deal with that. Hell I remember ME back then.

Then it kept happening. Then I started to think that is it the sitution we put her in? 2 households and the split. Is she turning into one of these messed up kids that divorce just jacks them up?

I talked to her tonight after another little episode and just felt so helpless. Is this what parents go through? How can they right the ship?
How can they get back the wonderful kid that was there just a year ago?

Is is the teenage hormones?

Christ I feel so helpless and this is something that I desperately need to get back in control. I need my little girl back.

So please any words of advice you can offer I am in need of.

Wacky Wednesday

Work sucked. (of course)

Filed the taxes.

No work for me tomorrow. took the day off

Looking for places to drink tonight.

What are you doing tonight?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday

It's rainy and cold here today.

NFL schedule is released tomorrow.

I find out when my World Champion Pittsburgh destroy the Chicago Bears.

Cutler?............ sure. Meet James Harrison. Troy Polameau.

He he it will be fun

Sunday, April 12, 2009

fanboy moment

I am not a trekkie but I lOVE Dr Who.

As a kid I remember watching old episodes on channel 11 (PBS in Chicago)

The new Who series I love with Eccleston and also Tennant who has been a pleasent suprise.

Below is a Who / Trek mash up.


Happy Easter

Hope everyone is enjoying the Sunday with family and friends

Now that we are done with that...

Eat some rabbit and smash some eggs!!

Turn your eyes kids

Hoppy Easter

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Contagion take note!!!

Below is one of the more head scratching moments from the massive force that is Star Wars. A PSA against drunk driving.

One of the aliens in the cantina kinda remind me of Contagion.

See if you can pick him out..

is it wrong?

To be up at 7 on a Sat?

T want to have sex with Brittney Spears even though ghe is such a hoochie?

To be drunk every night for the past 7 days?

Happy sat!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Old Skool Thursday

It's Back!!!!!

I know that I have been a bit lax in geting this on a regular basis but the wine is fine and we are back!

This week is all about the decade of decadence. We are playing the 80's hair this week

1st up is a Chicago band called Enuffs Z Nuff. I liked them and their 2nd album Strength was really good.

Next up is Lita Ford. Goddess. Nuff Said

This is Queensryche with the best track off of Operation Mindcrime. Saw them at the House Of Blues in Chicago a few years ago. One of the best shows I have been to

lastly my metal minions is a band from Las vegas called Slaughter. I have seen them a few times and they always put on a good show. One time was at Alpine Valley in Wis opening for Ozzy on the No More Tears tour. People in the lawn seats started ripping the sod up and throwing it. A huge sod fight during the show that almost stopped the show.

The video below shows you that every rocker has a soft side

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Funny Site

A Co worker today on my way out of the HellGate said "If Chuck Norris was here he would roundhouse kick mangement to death"

For some strange reason this made me giggle (i know!!!)

I headed to a site

Here are a few of the funniest

There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull

Chuck Norris has the greatest Poker-Face of all time. He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO.

Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

It takes Chuck Norris 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.

Chuck Norris has never won an Academy Award for acting... because he's not acting.

And now you know.....

Wacky Wednesday

ey everyone

hows it goin?

Shity work week so far.

Went to a really cool English pub that opened in Rockford called the Hope and Anchor. (google it and check out their website)

BatMite is back with her mom this week and the drunk is on.

A friend is being deployed back to Iraq this week.

A Raptors indoor football game on Saturday.

Thinking on sitting at Old Chicago on Sunday

So what is going on with you this week?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Boring Sunday

BatMite is back with her mom after the week of Spring Break here.

Chillin watching the Stargate movies all afternoon long.

My brain is jelly..... just like they said in THOSE HULU COMMERICALS!!

The invasion begins.

(seriously check the commercials for

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Old School Thursday

Ok now that the Bears fans have put away their erections at Jay Cutler its time to get yer groove on.

Tonight try to not bob yer head to the beats of LL Cool J.


Holy Shite!!!

Jay Cutler of the Denver Broncos a Chicago Bear????

Holy shite.

I feel back for Kyle Orton. Being told the whole time "You are the QB" then to dup him like this.

I am now officially jumping on the Kyle Orton bandwagon. I will follow him to then end.

Poor Guy

Oh and poor Packers too. You got served

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

weekly update

Hanging with Batmite

Watching movies, going out to dinner.

Trying to cram as much as possible in a week.

Cant wait until she is back full time this summer

Sunday, March 29, 2009


batMite is back for the week. (spring break in her school district)

Went gtocery shopping and to see Taken today.

Oh and to watch the 3 or so inches of snow that fell last night melt.

Going to be a busy week with things planned for most nights.

Bowling susprisingly enough is one of her activities that she wants to do.

That and spend Dads money!


old school Thursday (ya I know iis Sunday)

I know its late but drinking with friends on Thursday, Friday and picking up BatMite on Sat.

This one is per the request of B. It kinda sums up what Freddie was going through in his last days.

Enjoy The Show Must Go On

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wet Tuesday

Frackin rain.

I hate being soggy.

Ran speaker wire to the bedroom tonight to hook up speakers I have had for like years. One room on the receiver.

Frackin rain

Sunday, March 22, 2009

St Patricks Day Part 1

It started off like any other day and ended ust the same (soory for those looking for drama and self destruction. It was a pretty chill day)

Started of Saturday by heading to Fritz's with Wes and Contagion.

Yes that is a kilt on me. After years of wanting one I finally broke down and bought one. It did meet with the approval of Wes and Contagion (or maybe why thats they were chuckling behind me. Or the fact that I was going commando)

After a few there we headed back to Rockford to Caryles.

Again pretty uneventual and made our drunk selves to Mulligans.

Now I have been trying to find a close place here in Rockford after last year at Old Chicago. It got a bit crazy and while the patrons didnt mind us, the staff was none to pleased at the language (go figure) and the MASSIVE consumption of drink. (hey we are a merry bunch dammit!!!)

The usual continued through the night until the beer, time and the thump thump music started to take its toll on your humble writer.

Also I had to get SOME sleep as I was going to visit BatMite at her house on Sunday.

So really just good time, good drink, and good friends.

Next post will be my annual trip into Chicago.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Old School Saturday

Sorry I missed Thursday. (honestly I was still recovering from St Padys Day)

Please enjoy the beats of the one and only Beastie Boys

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Belated St Pats Day!!!

Just back form Chicago and the St Pat Day Partys.

Ouch my liver hurts.

I will have pics tomorrow

Happy Belated St pats Day

Sunday, March 15, 2009

IGOLD in Springfield

Thursday Contagion, J-Man and I headed to Springfield to participate in
Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day.

Now I do not have a FOID card or own a gun but I do believe that a person does not need to have any government step in and tell them what they can and cannot do. I am a supporter of a persons right to own a firearm.

The other cool part was that I was able to see our state capitol. Even though our state is really messed up, I still think that every person needs to see where their elected officials they voted for work.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Busy week

BatMite is back with her mom and the work week looms.

Working on Monday and Tuesday, taking a trip to Springfield with Contagion and Baby Jesus on Wed and Thursday, then Friday having a poker party in the Batcave then Saturday the annual St patricks day outing, Sunday a trip to Batmites, then Monday, Tuesday and Wed spending it downtown Chicago.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Old Skool Thursday

Here it is...BAM in yer face....

Feeling a bit millitant today.

Enjoy the beat of Public Enemy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I am so gona lose Man Points

Was typing and the tv was on a movie channel.

The movie "Love Story" was on and i got sucked into it.

Damn depressing ending

Gotta drink to get this out of the head

Monday, March 2, 2009

This was faked too!

I saw this on the news today

China's Chang-e space probe to made a planned crash landing onto the lunar surface yesterday.

The 16-month journey was the first leg of China's moon mission, which is expected to lead to a soft landing and the launch of a rover vehicle by 2012, Xinhua news said. In 2017, China will launch a second rover, which will gather geological samples and take them back to Earth.

Now for real...this isnt real. China needs to have some positive news afer the whole lead toys scandal so what better was to do this then fake another moon mission.

I bet that this was all done on a soundstage and the video doctored. I will be really interested to see what comes next on this! I wont believe that people ever set one foot on the moon until I see it with my own eyes!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Newest Addition

Everyone meet Easton Patrick Huff

In high school there were a group of us that called ourselves The 6 Pack. We have all kept in touch though the years and have been though the good and bad times. Losses and laughs.

Now through the roughest of times our friend Pat was the one who always wanted kids and had the toughest time.

Now I am pleased to say that the 6 Pack is growing into a Case!!!!

saturday Night

Started of by working Sat morning.

This never makes the day go good.

Had our local indoor football team have their preseason game. The score was like 95 to 45. I really dont remember much after leaving only that my car is finally back at home after getting exactly 2 blocks from the house then stopping.

I was supposed to meet Contagion, ktreava and Grau at Fritz's for a few more beers. I am hoping that it was fate that I did not go back out.

Let's hope

Friday, February 27, 2009


Old chicago again for the beer tour.

Work tomorrow and a Raptors preseason game.

Details tomorrow. I am drinking and gong to bed. (big shock huh?)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

One More

Cause I gots too show ya the love!!

Dj Kool feat Biz Markie & Doug E. Fresh.

I dare ya not ta shake yer ass!!!

Old Skool Thursday

Wrap your mind around the lyrical beats of Kool Moe Dee

Cowboys and rappers.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Start of St Patricks Festivus!!

Old Chicago started their Mini Tour tonight. I am gonna feel not that great tomorrow at work!

Ohhh sweet Guniness.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This is sooo cool!!!

The might have taken a pic of river monster!!

Prolly fake but hey still cool. The story below...

According to legend, the Nabau was a terrifying snake more than 100ft in length and with a dragon's head and seven nostrils.

But now local villagers living along the Baleh river in Borneo believe the mythical creature has returned after this photo of a gigantic snake swimming along the remote waterways has emerged.
The picture, taken by a member of a disaster team monitoring flood regions by helicopter, has sparked a huge debate about whether the photos are genuine or merely the work of photo-editing software.

Even the respected New Straits Times newspaper in Kuala Lumpur has asked readers to make up their own minds about the photos.
Villagers who claim to have seen the snake say they have given it the name of Nabau, after an ancient sea serpent which can transform itself into the shapes of different animals.
People who have studied the photograph of the shape taken from the air have dismissed suggestions that it's a log.

As one writer asked: 'A log can't be that winding, can it?' Others have suggested it's a speedboat, but this has been dismissed because of the twisting wake.
The most common accusation is that the photo has simply been manipulated on a computer, while others complain that the river is a different colour to the real Baleh rover which is a murky brown.

Still pretty cool

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Snowy Saturday

Worked form 6 am to noon

snowed 4-5 inches and now blowing

BatMite just HAD to visit her friend wich makes me drive in this crap

I am so tired

Thursday, February 19, 2009

One more. (if you are offended do not click)

One more for my loyal readers.

not safe for work or easily offended. Just come back next week for more old school!

Old School Thursday

New tradition.

Every Thursday I will be posting an old school jam for ya'll

Enjoy my boys Run DMC!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dave Mason and John Sambataro


Just got back from a free concert at Best Buy (I know THEY suck but the show was there) with Dave Mason from the classic rock band Traffic and he also played with Jimi Hendrix on "All Along The Watchtower" and John Sambataro who played with the 70's band Firefall.

This is Dave Mason

and this is John Sambataro

And this is me with the gentlemen

The night was really cool. Dave played some new songs and classics like "Dear Mr Fantasy" and the Hendrix classic he played on "All Along The Watchtower" For a lover of classic rock I was in Rock Heaven.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Damn i Am Old!

Went last night to see Motley Crue. The opening bans the Last Vegas and Theory of a Deadman were good and Hinder sucked. Now this was the 1st time I had seen the Crue and also knocked off one more off the list of top 10 hair bands that VH1 has listed.

1. Dokken Saw them with the below band.

2. Poison Had front row for these guys and was a pretty good show.

3. Cinderella Not a bad show. Not great..but good

4. Ratt Again just a mediocre show

5. Motley Crue Not a bad show. They put a really good stage but Vince Neils vocals are starting to slip.

6. Lita Ford Need to see her. Bad. Really bad

7. Whitesnake I think I was at one of their last shows but got really drunk so really dont remember much

8. Skid Row Sucked. Really really sucked.

9. Slaughter. Saw a couple of times and really rocked the place.

10. Warrant Never saw them. One of the last 2 to see.

Damn I am old!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Back form a casino trip in Iowa. Only lost like 50.00 and played Roulette and Blackjack for 4 hours.

Back at home watching the Friday the 13th movies and drinking.

Hope everyone is spending time with thir loved ones.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

The latest movie from Quentin.

He He

"and I want me my scalps!!"

he he

What a flippin day!

Well it started yesterday. We had a virus that brought the whole office down. We kinda thought that it would not be back up and running by today and that was correct.

I sat at my desk and did nothing for 8 hours. I came home and am completely exhausted.

I did nothng and am beat.

Tomorrow seems to be on track for the same thing, bt at least there is an after work get together and poker tomorrow night.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Metallica

I thought of Contagion when I watched this. The song is pretty cool and the premise....kinda fun!

Damn Russkies!!


Today started out as a crapacular Tuesday.

Then we get brought to our knees (not the fun way) by a virus

Yup a huge company brought down by a simple virus.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Thoughts

Back from the chiropractor and gettng random thoughts

Why does Ghost Hunters International suck?

Why does every show with Nathan Fillion get cancelled (use imdb to look this up)

What does love got to do with it?

Why did they make work something that is hated so much?

Why o they make the lottery so hard to win?

Why does beer taste soo good.

Why is drama so....drama filled?

Monday, February 9, 2009


I spent most of the day in a daze wonderng if I ever hit it big playing poker if I ever would have to deal with this crap again.

Knowing my luck...prolly.

But went one step closer in going to Vegas in May.

That helped a Monday get along.

Now onto Tuesday

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Recovering. BatMite and I went bowling. My arm still hurts.

Took her to her mom and now back to the same old routine.

Christ I need a change soon before I crack

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Temp above 50

BatMite home this weekend

Damn its gonna be a good day

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Sunday part 2

Quotes from the day.

"Contagion likes sausage on the back of his neck"

"Everyone likes to drink my pee" (dont ask)

"in the shower screaming Grau's name"

"pulled a Sonny Bono"

and lastly the best quote

"Contagions Cock Quota"

good times

Super Sunday

My Steelers are once again the World Champions!!!

Had a few people over for the fun.

Greeting you on the way to the BatCave

A view of before

Actual beer from Pittsburgh

The crowd

And look its the non english understanding karoke singing singer of Journey!!!

The cake!!!

The Nipple!!

And our Fantasy Football winner the Outstanding Roosters!!

A good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came over, Wes, Contagion and Ktreva, Shadowglare and Lab Girl, Nato, Baby Jesus, K and everone who I was a bit foggy to remember.

My liver hurts

Saturday, January 31, 2009

He He

I could drink with this guy

Layith the Smack Down

Tomorrow is the Big dance.

My Steelers will become once again the world champs.

Can you smell what the Steeler Nation is cookin?

Smells like........victory

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's almost time


Game time.....

Steelers by 14

Saturday, January 24, 2009

He He

He He

Saturdays With BatMite

Ahhh the day.

Went bowling with BatMite tonight.

We had a pretty close score.

I am hurting and old!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What a Tuesday

I had dinner with my father that I havent seen or talked to in over 10 years.

Still dont know what to think of it.

What a Tuesday

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Super Bowl Bound!!!!

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going the the Big Dance!!!

We beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-14 in a game that could have gone either way early. Shadowglare was able to come out with Contagion and Baby Jesus.

2 the Steelers get their 6th Ring!

Oh and........

It's snowing in Pittsburgh.

Snow game.

Hells Ya

Game day

Today determines who goes to the Super Bowl.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Baltimore Ravens.

One win and in.

Loser waits 8 months to start over.

I am on my way to Baby Jesus's house and hopefully Contagion is on his way as well.

It's On

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanks Contagion

Well I got this from his Blog

Ummm yup, I'm goin to hell

Thursday, January 15, 2009

booger freezing cold

the high today was -5.

that freezes boogers folks.

hmmmmmm Vegas?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Some sad news today....


Ricardo Montalban dies at 88
Jan. 14, 2009, 4:08 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.

The 1st time I remember him was of course from "Fantasy Island" but later from the BEST SEQUEL EVER and set the bar "Star Trek The Wrath Of Khan"

This movie set the level that all sequels are held to.

Go forth sir, you have touched many lives on your time here.

First Star to the Right, and Straight On Till Morning

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Football Sunday

Sunday Contagion and J man came over to watch my Pittsburgh Steelers Whoop the San Diego Chargers.

It got drunk (big shock I know)

It started with Grau's everclear jello shots. Straight everclear and jello


then to this

the I saw my next X Mas Gift. Los Luchadores!!!!



I seem to remeber vaguely having a mad on craving for Whopper. I woke up this morning with an empty bag and wrappers.

I guess I got food.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not funny at all

From the Onion websie

this ia not funny

January 8, 2009 | | Onion Sports

PITTSBURGH— After Ben Roethlisberger repeatedly addressed his Pittsburgh teammates as "dude," "Mac," and "you there" for an entire practice session last Monday, the quarterback's fellow Steelers concluded that the oft-concussed Pro Bowler is unable to remember their names. "I walked up to him in the locker room and said, 'Hey Ben,' and he responded, ','"said a teammate who spoke on the condition of continued anonymity. "He only used a first name once, and that was when he was talking to Troy Polamalu. And he kept calling him Randy." When asked if he would be ready for Sunday's game, Roethlisberger said that as the third-string goalie, there is only so much he could do.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Poker Cat

Jack the Pumpkin King at his ususal perch

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Baby

Or as Contagion calls it...My 18th Century Brothel table

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I'm Bad

I have been soooooo lax in posting.

Havent had a whole lot to blog about.

Work is a pain in the ass

BatMite was home all winter break

She didnt want to head to Conagions for new years (go figure)

Went to Chicago for the weekend to see a play and play poker

Wow me!!!