Patrick Havens on April 7th, 2014

Not a cheat sheet... just a removal waiting to happen.

This Norwegian Teen Got a McDonald’s Receipt Tattooed on His ArmSweden has The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and now Norway has The Boy With the McDonald’s Receipt Tattoo. He’s an 18-year-old from… Read…The Norwegian teenager who got a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his arm as a bet now has a tattoo on his other arm, as well—of the receipt for the first tattoo.  When Stian Ytterdahl, 18, asked Sabelink Tattoo to ink his McD’s receipt last month, they said it was the strangest work they’d ever done. That’s why they offered to tat him up with their own bill for free.  Obviously, he took them up on it.  Now if Ytterdahl ever finds himself in a Memento situation, at least he’ll know where he ate lunch on a random Monday in March. And who keeps giving him all these tattoos.[Photo: Facebook]

via Norwegian Teen Gets Tattoo of the Receipt for His Other Tattoo.

I seriously worry about why a person would go through with this… I just can’t see it being a good idea in any way, shape or form. I mean, there are many other tattoos a person could of gotten, many other things to memorialize… than a McDonalds meal…

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Patrick Havens on April 12th, 2013

After doing different channels for years, the new youtube channel by industry pundit and gamer, “MrVideoGameProducer”  is Gun Brothers Gaming:

Gun Brothers Gaming are a couple of guys who enjoy the world of fast paced First Person Shooters. We also enjoy other games from time to time, but FPS is our thing.

We also have the fortunate past of being a part of teams involved in the production of some awesome games like Medal of Honor, Tenchu, Gauntlet, and many more.

We have also been in the professional circuit at one point or another. Hope you enjoy our witty banter, crappy pop culture references, and our comical nerd rage that rears up from time to time.

via Gun Brothers Gaming – The Hunting Grounds – YouTube.

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Patrick Havens on January 18th, 2012

The Oatmeal made this to put out the message that SOPA/PIPA is wrong.

The Oatmeal hates SOPA

The only one who sees SOPA & PIPA are the lawyers and CEOs making money off the content providers and the politicians bribed by them.

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Patrick Havens on January 16th, 2012

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said early Saturday morning that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) promised him the House will not vote on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) unless there is consensus on the bill.

“While I remain concerned about Senate action on the Protect IP Act, I am confident that flawed legislation will not be taken up by this House,” Issa said in a statement. “Majority Leader Cantor has assured me that we will continue to work to address outstanding concerns and work to build consensus prior to any anti-piracy legislation coming before the House for a vote.”

via Political Animal – Putting SOPA on a shelf.

What SOPA did was allow any content provider to take down any site if there was even a link to material they didn’t like. And as the associated groups have shown themselves to attempt to take down items they don’t own, but they don’t like.  Plus the fact the bills (SOPA in House and PIPA in Senate) were written so badly and over reaching that most intelligent companies are planning on blacking out their sites on the 18th. The House backed off on SOPA but PIPA still is going through the motions and the industries involved in buying these bills are going to keep trying unless people start understanding what they are asking.

And though my part is extremely minor, Living in the Whine Country will be supporting the blackout.

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Patrick Havens on January 10th, 2012

Cell phones at dinner - Flickr

I would fail and I’d deserve to. Phone etiquette has gotten terrible with over talking, talking & texting while driving, phones ringing in church & meetings, and the whole time “we aren’t distracted.”  But that said I’ve been called on it before and wonder how I’d fair to below:

 

If you’ve ever been irritated at dinner because someone in your group is yapping away on his cell phone, or felt insulted because a person across the table from you keeps checking her texts while you’re trying to engage them in conversation, a new game is probably just what you need.

It’s called “Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”

The rules are as follows: The game starts after everyone has ordered. Everybody places their phone in the table face down. The first person to flip over their phone loses the game. Loser of the game pays for the bill.

Brilliant, isn’t it? The game, which is now being referred to as “the Phone Stack” since it was first posted on Tumblr, a social media website, last week, has clearly struck a chord.

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Patrick Havens on November 16th, 2011

This is some Copy Pasta, but this is an important Act that I wanted to make sure was acted on.

 

Today, the US House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on the [1] Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA. The text of the bill is [2] here. This bill would strengthen copyright holders’ means to go after allegedly infringing sites at detrimental cost to the freedom and integrity of the Internet. As a result, we are joining forces with organizations such as the EFF, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and the FSF for [3] American Censorship Day.

Part of this act would undermine the [4] safe harbor provisions of the [5] Digital Millenium Copyright Act which would make sites like reddit and YouTube liable for hosting user content that may be infringing. This act would also force search engines, DNS providers, and payment processors to cease all activities with allegedly infringing sites, in effect, walling off users from them.

This bill sets a chilling precedent that endangers everyone’s right to freely express themselves and the future of the Internet. If you would like to voice your opinion to those in Washington, please consider [6] writing your representative and the sponsors of this bill:

[7] Lamar Smith (R-TX)

[8] John Conyers (D-MI)

[9] Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

[10] Howard L. Berman (D-CA)

[11] Tim Griffin (R-AR)

[12] Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

[13] Theodore E. Deutch (D-FL)

[14] Steve Chabot (R-OH)

[15] Dennis Ross (R-FL)

[16] Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

[17] Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

[18] Lee Terry (R-NE)

[19] Adam B. Schiff (D-CA)

[20] Mel Watt (D-NC)

[21] John Carter (R-TX)

[22] Karen Bass (D-CA)

[23] Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

[24] Peter King (R-NY)

[25] Mark E. Amodei (R-NV)

[26] Tom Marino (R-PA)

[27] Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)

[28] John Barrow (D-GA)

[29] Steve Scalise (R-LA)

[30] Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

[31] William L. Owens (D-NY)

 

And maybe one day Corporations and Organizations will stop having so much control over government.

Today, the US House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on the [1] Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA. The text of the bill is [2] here. This bill would strengthen copyright holders’ means to go after allegedly infringing sites at detrimental cost to the freedom and integrity of the Internet. As a result, we are joining forces with organizations such as the EFF, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and the FSF for [3] American Censorship Day.

Part of this act would undermine the [4] safe harbor provisions of the [5] Digital Millenium Copyright Act which would make sites like reddit and YouTube liable for hosting user content that may be infringing. This act would also force search engines, DNS providers, and payment processors to cease all activities with allegedly infringing sites, in effect, walling off users from them.

This bill sets a chilling precedent that endangers everyone’s right to freely express themselves and the future of the Internet. If you would like to voice your opinion to those in Washington, please consider [6] writing your representative and the sponsors of this bill:

[7] Lamar Smith (R-TX)

[8] John Conyers (D-MI)

[9] Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

[10] Howard L. Berman (D-CA)

[11] Tim Griffin (R-AR)

[12] Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

[13] Theodore E. Deutch (D-FL)

[14] Steve Chabot (R-OH)

[15] Dennis Ross (R-FL)

[16] Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

[17] Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

[18] Lee Terry (R-NE)

[19] Adam B. Schiff (D-CA)

[20] Mel Watt (D-NC)

[21] John Carter (R-TX)

[22] Karen Bass (D-CA)

[23] Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

[24] Peter King (R-NY)

[25] Mark E. Amodei (R-NV)

[26] Tom Marino (R-PA)

[27] Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)

[28] John Barrow (D-GA)

[29] Steve Scalise (R-LA)

[30] Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

[31] William L. Owens (D-NY)

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Patrick Havens on October 7th, 2011

I feel behind the times… old and busted. I love a large variety of music but I stumbled across a genre I hadn’t heard of, “Electro Swing.” Think of your swing music of the Big Bad VooDoo Daddy and Cherry Poppin’ Daddy style but with an electronic beat. It seems most the big bands are French and Belgium, but as they say, music is international and this is damn good.

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Caravan Palace – Suzy

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/caravanpalace

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaravanPalace

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Patrick Havens on October 4th, 2011

Michael Campbell is a sex offender who was arrested a couple days ago for being within 500 feet of a playground or public pool. He was released later that day.

via The Scariest Man In Missouri Arrested, Again.

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Patrick Havens on June 8th, 2011

My coworker Laura lives in a typical suburban but hilly subdivision.  The other day she had a mother fox and two cubs wander past her while she was quietly relaxing in the backyard of her home. Since that day she had caught glimpses and was happy to finally catch them on her camera.


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Patrick Havens on March 2nd, 2011

Background: My boss was taking Advil™ and wanted to see how often he’s allowed to take them, so he read the back of the label and was startled by the first line.

  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

So hoping to increase their sales perhaps? “Sorry dear, I had to take an Advil™, so I HAVE to have this Johnny Walker Black.”

 

 

EDIT: and a Video for those who don’t believe it was a real bottle.

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