Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to Thursday

It's Thursday already. That will be all I have to say for today. Click here to make yourself awesome like me.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Food for funsies

Bored? Try making some food. I found a site that is very helpful - it generates random recipes! How cool is that? Here are my favorites so far.* 

Bananas Sandwich
Serves 3
You will need:
  • 4 bananas
  • 100g beef
  1. pre-heat the oven to 230 C
  2. discard the bananas
  3. toast the beef
  4. bake for 30 minutes and serve hot


Spicy Grapes Cakes
Serves 1
You will need:
  • 80ml whipped cream
  • 50ml apple sauce
  • 20ml lemonade
  • 80g grapes
  1. pre-heat the oven to 180 C
  2. eat the apple sauce
  3. barbeque the lemonade
  4. defrost the whipped cream
  5. discard the grapes
  6. bake for 50 minutes and serve hot

Double Yum.

*Please understand that I am not as stupid as I look or sound, nasty comments insulting my intelligence will not be appreciated but may be laughed at if funny enough. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read the recipe again and pay attention to the details this time. That is all. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not quite what we were hoping for

The filming for Turk is still happening. In fact it should happen this afternoon. Parts of it should  be done anyway. 

The reason it is not done is because I had to take a test at the Donor Network yesterday. Basically it was a competency test - do I know how to do my job on paper? It wasn't too hard, except for the part about age limits and minimums for donors. These requirements seem to change every week, so it is fairly difficult to keep up with. Usually we have a printed out cheat sheet that I can use. So I'm pretty sure I flunked that portion. The rest of it I should have done pretty well on though. 

The test took me almost an hour and a half to complete, so I didn't have time to shoot outside shots last night since I also went to a D-Back's game. My mother-in-law rented a suite which was pretty awesome. It made going to a baseball game fun. Anyway, tonight I just have BS so I should get to work on the video.

Monday, April 27, 2009


UPDATE: The shooting for the Turk video has not been completed yet. I won't be doing any more tonight either. My bad.

Say it ain't so!

You have been waiting for today since last week. Each day you have ripped away the pages of your Far Side daily calendar in eager anticipation of this glorious morning. You probably raced to the computer anxiously waiting for it to boot up. Then you typed in and with barely contained excitement you watched the page load. Today is the day the new Turk video comes out! Right? Well, to be perfectly honest, that's not entirely true. In fact, it might be more true to say that today is not the day the new Turk video comes out. 

In other words, I began working on the video early last week. Turk's agent wouldn't let me shoot on Wednesdays and he had a meeting with some big studio exec on Thursday, but eventually we got all the filming done. As I began to edit the scenes and cut the film, I realized that what we had made was truly mind boggling. Pardon my french, but it stunk worse than poope. On Saturday I made the call to corporate and they agreed, we needed to reshoot the entire thing. After hanging up, I knew heads were gonna roll.

All this to say, Turk and I spent yesterday shooting the new scenes and I will be editing tonight and tomorrow. Expect the video sometime on Tuesday. It should be up on YouTube and BeRadical by lunch and will be on Facebook by dinner. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Change is in the air

This past week BeRadical underwent major cosmetic surgery. However, rest assured that none of the critical aspects of the blog have been changed. You can still expect the same sporadic posting, the same inane writing, and the same snarky comments that have been a trademark of this site since the very beginning. 

On a side note, does that picture make me look a little like a cross between a starving artist and some mentally anguished emo? Sigh.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here it is, my masterpiece. Expect another one soon. I am still looking for a name for the series. If you have any good ideas, let me know.

Monday, April 20, 2009

If some of you were "lucky" enough to experience the ads on my site, my bad. The problem has been rectified and the person in charge of that was shot. We are looking into solutions that will allow me to make millions off of posting while not offending any visitors. For those of you who felt the need to write nasty emails, my inbox is full. Stop sending them to me. Seriously. Some of you are quite imaginative, I will give you guys that.

On another note, the project I have decided to code name "Tyrannical Underling, Ready for Keelhauling" or T.U.R.K. for short, will not make its debut quite yet. The video portion is done, and, too be completely honest and in a moment of complete humbleness, it is one of the most amazing works of video ever to grace the face of this earth. However, the sound isn't quite ready yet. I still need to decide how the main character will sound and what the theme song should be. Then I have to write the script and record it. Soooo, probably by tonight it should be done. Look for it tomorrow.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I am making a video series starring Turk. I need your help coming up with a name. Submit your entries in the comment area and the winner will get a guest appearance on the show in a future episode.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Love hurts

My wife has been in Vegas for most of the week at a conference for her business. She flew out early Wednesday morning and will come back late Saturday. I have really missed her a lot and it has surprised me. I thought that since it was only for four days, it wouldn't be too bad. But truly, as husband and wife, we have become one. Half of me is missing. It sucks. I didn't realize how much I really missed her until yesterday. 

Last night I took Turk out to go to the bathroom right before going to bed. We went through the whole routine of putting on his collar and then fastening his leash and then waiting at the door for my command. When I opened the door, Turk bolted outside as usual. Stumbling off balance after him, it wasn't until I had fallen off the front step that I looked around me. Seeing Jamie's car parked right in front of the apartment, my heart stopped. If the car was there, she must be around as well! My eyes searched anxiously around the parking lot for just a couple of seconds before I stopped, heartbroken. She had flown to Vegas, of course the car was in the parking lot. It had been there all night. I was crushed.

It was a crazy feeling - going from heart pounding excitement to utter disappointment in a matter of seconds. Love is a wonderful thing, but sometimes love hurts. I don't think Jamie will be going on any vacations without me any time soon, or in the near future, or ever.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Half man, half robot

This is pretty amazing. When I was younger, my grandfather had a stroke and became paralyzed from the waist down. While he eventually gained some motility using a wheelchair, I could see how something like this could completely change a person's way of life. 

Although it looks a little funky at first glance, I'm kinda thinking that if I didn't have stairs in my house, one of those would be pretty fun...

Thursday, April 09, 2009


This site is super awesome. You can terminate yourself! If you have a webcam, this site becomes very easy, if not, you may have to manipulate existing pictures to become smaller. Here are two I put together. Enjoy.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friends without a pic

Two posts in one day? I'm not feeling well, so I decided to post twice. Does that make sense? I hope so.

Last night we celebrated my brother's birthday. It got me thinking about college. Is there any other time of life when you are surrounded almost exclusively by peers and have excess free time? I think not. Unless you count a nursing home - but I don't. It's a great time for making friends.

The phat brother gets old

Today is my little brother's birthday. He turns the ripe old age of 23. Good job getting old little buddy!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

SHOUT outs

UPDATE: Now with fixed link goodness.
These are the blogs I read on a daily basis. 

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Thanks to these sites for providing me with endless hours of entertainment.