Random musings of the "off" guy

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Well I did it

I made a myspace account a couple weeks ago. It is highly popular so might as well give it a shot. Boy let me tell you what a huge let down!!

Myspace has turned into a huge popularity contest for girls to post sexy pictures of themselves in order for men to comment how hot they are so they get 1000+ "friends" they don't even know. It is really sad.

One such girl's (like 21) friend is a 80 year old man who is saying she is hot. I refuse to participate in inflating a woman's already massive ego.
David 7:55 AM | 2 comments |

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Heavy metal

When in life do you discover you can scream to music at the lowest frequency the human voice can muster? Somehow this person gets into a band and make money when no one has ANY clue what he is saying.

I like metal but what ever that was, needs to go away.
David 7:15 PM | 0 comments |

Friday, August 18, 2006

Blogger No No's

After a long stint with the "Next blog" button I have made a small mental list of things NOT to do on your blog.

1. No special effects to fade into or out of your blog - those were cool back when the internet started. People don't care anymore!

2. Changing my cursor - Don't do it, that is another lame used to be cool thing

3. Bad music - Even when it is good music it is still in midi format (think Nintendo quality)

4. Scrolling nonsense words at the bottom and the top of my window - boring and distracting.

5. Assaulting me with colors and flashes - Unless you are stuck in the 80's, eye pain is not cool.

6. Stupid diagonal banner in the upper right corner - I see it, I don't care, I can't click next blog because of it!!!

It doesn't matter what blog you decide to do... please refrain from this amateurish stuff

Also it is kind of annoying to flip through blogs and get to several that don't have the blogger toolbar along the top.
David 8:43 AM | 3 comments |

Thursday, August 17, 2006

To the eating extremists out there

To the vegitarians

God have us canines for a reason.

To the steak and potato carnivores

We have 2 small pairs of canines not 3 inch fangs

Your body needs real protein (we are talking meat, not soy crap) and can only absorb 30 grams a meal. This is equal to less than 1 chicken breast (43g for a whole), a 6 ounce sirloin, and quarter pound hamburger (95% lean, weight after cooking). The rest is turned to fat and is hard on your kidneys.
David 11:08 AM | 4 comments |

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Job interviews and fuzz

I was surfing online on my typical websites and one happened to be questions you might get at a job interview. There were typical ones like "What do you expect when you work here?" but one threw me off "Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?"

Why IS there fuzz on a tennis ball?

I gotta look that one up!
Apparently it is to catch the air better so when you put a spin on it it curves much better than a non-fuzz ball. So there you go! Gotta learn something new everyday!
David 9:37 AM | 2 comments |

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Facts men hide

Here is a great article I read about the secrets of men

http://lifestyle.msn.com/Relationships/CouplesandMarriage/ArticleRB.aspx?cp-documentid=604574& GT1=8461

(It won't show the link correctly so to get to the article take the space out between the & and GT1 when you paste it)

Almost every one I can relate too but this lone fact that hits home the hardest (meaning, women Listen to what it says!!)

"Secret #11: Give us an inch and we'll give you a lifetime

I was on a trip to Mexico, standing on a beach, waxing my surfboard and admiring the glistening 10-foot waves, when I decided to marry the woman who is now my wife. Sure, this was three years before I got around to popping the question. But that was when I knew.

Why? Because she'd let me go on vacation alone. Hell, she made me go. This is the most important thing a man never told you: If you let us be dumb guys, if you embrace our stupid poker night, if you encourage us to go surfing -- by ourselves -- our silly little hearts, with their manly warts and all, will embrace you forever for it."
David 7:59 AM | 3 comments |

Military services

Fact. Recruiters never tell you the straight truth. Even if you are dead set to going in the service they will leave out a few bad facts that might dissuade you.

The Air force is starting to feel like the army. Before it was do more with less (people). Now they are shrinking the air force even more. Now it is try to do what you can with even less than before.

And what do they do with all this limited man power? Send them all overseas to do what the army does!!

Before, I would suggest going to the air force over all the other services but with the air force's slow ranking and these new developments, I am hard pressed to do that today.
David 7:51 AM | 0 comments |

Monday, August 14, 2006


A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you
had to arrest your own mother?" He said, "Call for backup."
David 7:03 AM | 2 comments |

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

9's table made easy

I posted this in the comments of another blog but I figure it would be helpful here too

Hold out 10 fingers palms facing you. Put down your 1st finger from left to right (left thumb). You have 9 fingers, that is 9x1.

Put down your next finger over and raise your thumb, essentially your 2nd finger from left to right. The thumb that is seperated from the rest is the 10's place and the rest is the ones. So you have 18 (9x2)

Lift your pointer now and lower the middle finger next to it (3rd finger). Now you have 2 fingers up, a space and 7 fingers. 2 finger are the tens and 7 are the ones, 27 (9x3).

Count over from left to right and lower the 6th finger (6x9) (which happens to be the pinky on your right hand) and you get 5 up, space, 4 up, 54!
David 8:50 AM | 0 comments |

Monday, August 07, 2006

Who knows you?

Do this experiment.

Go to google or yahoo or where ever and type your 1st and last name or if you have a common last name, your whole name.

How many times are you mentioned on the internet? I mean you yourself, not someone with the same name. Anybody has access to this info just like you do.

Kind of scary huh? I, myself, use the internet A LOT but strangely enough I am not any search. There are other David Shinkle's that have law offices and got married or died, but none of them are me.
David 1:22 PM | 3 comments |

Friday, August 04, 2006


What is the big deal with passing on the family name? There are many cultures out there that having a boy is very important so their family name will continue on since the 1800's.

Here is a scenerio for you.

James Pinot has an important family name. He marries Ms. Smith. Thier son's DNA is half Pinot and half Smith. The boy marries Ms. Yucatan and they have a son. Now we are down to 1/4 pinot, 1/4 smith, and 1/2 Yucatan. Continue this for several generations and eventually you and your proud family name is only 1/256 Pinot.

This is only starting out now!! This has already been going on for 30+ generations already by then you are already genetically 1 millionth of your last name.
David 10:42 AM | 6 comments |

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

News flash

About 99% of all straight males are obsessed with the female body. No new news there, right?

But think about it.

Why is almost every male in the entire world (that is straight of course) obsessed with the female body? Playboy and other such magazines and websites make billions while playgirl type sites makes a pittance in comparison. Is it that strongly encoded in our DNA?
David 11:42 AM | 1 comments |

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Doesn't make me wonder

What do you get when you make a few satirical political cartoons in London about the war and Muslims?

700 of these guys!!

David 9:21 AM | 4 comments |