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My First Dinosaur Novel Where People Get Torn In Two

Posted in barack obama, michael crichton, reading on November 6, 2008 by pgleason85

I’m still sorta soaking in exactly what happened on Tuesday, but suffice to say that the phrase “proud to be an American” no longer invites this into my brain, but rather the phrase invokes actual pride.  Regardless of your political leanings you can not deny that Tuesday was an historic night, one that would have been impossible to imagine just a generation ago.  So yeah, I’m going to continue digesting that.

There is some sad news out there.  My first favorite author, Michael Crichton, passed away Tuesday.  He was really the first “adult” author I ever read.  I remember being really excited when Jurassic Park first game out. Naturally, as I was an 8-year old boy obsessed with Dinosaurs (thanks in large part to an earlier tome). I watched the movie when it first came out on VHS (no silver screen for me) and loved it. So as soon as I was able (i believe in the 5th or 6th grade, I could be wrong) I read Jurassic Park.  I remember it being FREAKING AWESOME! ZOMG DINOSAURS! (even though i pretty much knew where it was headed thanks to Spielberg and Co.)  Since then I went on to read Congo, The Lost World, Timeline, and a bunch of other Crichton.

So Michael Crichton, thanks for getting me into reading. Your legacy will last for a very long time.



Posted in barack obama on November 4, 2008 by pgleason85

I feel very amazing to be American right now! OBAMA!!!!

What I Am Playing Over and Over at Whatever Bar I Am Currently AT

Posted in 2008 presidential election, barack obama, videos on November 4, 2008 by pgleason85

I am using the fancy future post, which means you are reading this IN THE FUTURE.  Hopefully the election results have been tallied and there’s going to be no rerun of the 2000 debacle that made the rest of the world giggle and point at from the back of the class.

So the president elect has been selected and I am currently pumping single after single into the jukebox and playing one of the following songs




Barack’s Final Message

Posted in 2008 presidential election, barack obama, pictures on November 4, 2008 by pgleason85

Vote (updating all day long)

Posted in 2008 presidential election, barack obama, conan obrien on November 4, 2008 by pgleason85

Go Vote, Seriously.  What are you waiting for? Didn’t you here? There’s an election today?  Go vote.  I voted, I got myself a sticker to prove it.  Seriously.  Go vote.  What else are you gonna do today? Go vote?

I voted for this guy:

Also, you get free coffee at Starbucks for voting!

WWCOBD (What Would Conan O’Brien Do?)

(Via Gawker)

7-11 FTW!

(via Gothamist)

(via Rob Huebel)

The Anticipation Is Killing Me

Posted in 2008 presidential election, barack obama on November 3, 2008 by pgleason85

So now that my ill fated week full of stupid, poorly thought out, and even more poorly written Halloween posts has come to a close I can go back to normal.  Now, I know I said that I wouldn’t talk politics but dammit, the biggest election of all time ever and ever is tomorrow and I don’t think I can wait any longer.  I mean, the primaries began what, like 6 years ago at this point.  Right now it feels like Christmas eve, but like, the last hour of Christmas eve.  Your laying in bed wide awake as the nanoseconds click by, but you can’t get out of bed until 7am because those are the rules.  Like I mentioned in the headline, the anticipation is killing me.

So yeah, in honor of the election I decided to add the RSS feed for FiveThirtyEight over there to the right.  See it?  I tried to add their fancy widget but this is wordpress, so I can’t. Boring old RSS it is I guess, but hopefully they’ll be posting all day tomorrow so you can check it out from there.

Yeah, I really can’t believe the election is freaking tomorrow.  I hope that you’re planning to vote! You better be! Unless you don’t live in this country, in which case, you better contact someone who does and make sure they are voting tomorrow.  In all seriousness, go vote.

So yeah, I’ve been more into this election than I’ve let on to here because, quite frankly, I didn’t see this as the right place to get political.  If I am going get all political I might as well tell you who I’m voting for. Tomorrow I’m gonna vote for this guy:

I actually have been an Obama guy since late last year, and I’m really excited to see him still going extremely strong. He was the first candidate I voted for to really win anything major (the primaries…last time I supported Howard Dean).  In fact, in 2004 I was interviewed on South African radio (don’t ask) about being a first time voter right after Kerry lost and I was really angry and bitter the whole time.   I bet it played great on the radio!

But yeah, tomorrow will be a big day.  At least I’m not in any way neurotic and will totally be able to stay calm through it all!

Oh yeah.  If you don’t know where to vote, use this!