In Defense of the Boy Scouts

Every couple of months, it seems a new article pops up about how the Boy Scouts of America did something that’s anti-gay. Most recently, the Boy Scouts revoked a charter membership held by a Seattle church because one of their scoutmasters was gay. Back in 2000, there was a legal …

My Idea for the Next Terminator Movie(s)

Its no secret that I love The Terminator.  And when I say “The Terminator” I mean the 1984 classic first film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton.  Of the sequels, only the second was any good, and although theres bits an pieces of the other 2 movies and …

My White Sox Predictions for 2013

Im a little late this year, but after last years amazingly accurate prediction, I thought I would make another go of it for 2013.  If you’re wondering what qualifies my 2012 post as being “amazingly accurate”, well check out THIS POST from March 12, 2012 where I correctly predicted the …

End of the Brian Urlacher Era

This will be old news pretty quick, but today, the Chicago Bears announced that they have parted ways with Middle Linebacker Brian Urlacher. It’s not gonna be easy to be on the Internet tonight without reading something or hearing someone saying something about this. I am sad, but the reality …

Why I Voted Libertarian

Today is Election Day.  A day that is no different than any other for almost half of America.  These people will wake up, go to work, come home, have dinner, and go to bed without any inclination to go cast their vote.  Ask them why they don’t vote and they’ll …

Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, and 9

Following up on my earlier post about this week’s acquisition of LucasFilm by Disney for $4 Billion, I thought I would put down my thoughts on what the new trilogy, Episodes 7 – 9 could possibly be about.  If you are interested in reading my previous post, here is a …

Disney, LucasFilm, and Star Wars

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that this week the Walt Disney company purchased George Lucas.  Okay, they didn’t buy George Lucas himself, but they bought the entirety of LucasFilm which includes the intellectual rights to Star Wars, Industrial Light and Magic, and Skywalker …

Mike’s Tips for Writing a Resume and Going for an Interview

As many of you probably know (or maybe not), I am in a position at work where I get to interview potential candidates for my department.  In the past 5 or so years, I’ve probably been a part of 30 or so interviews, and one thing that is shocking to me is …

Its Been Awhile…

No, Im not about to bust into my rendition of a Stain’d song… Life has been pretty busy these last few months.  Let’s recap: I got married.           I went to Vegas.         I did a crapload of work on the house.   …

Why I Love Heavy Metal

Why do I love Heavy Metal? For one reason or another, this question has been rattling around inside my brain lately.  Last week I went out to dinner with my good friend (and fellow-metal head) Josh and we talked about this for a while. I think that in life, some …

I Want a 1978 Black and Gold Pontiac Trans Am

I want this car.  Can someone please buy it for me?  With a Pontiac 400 with a 4-speed Muncie transmission, black leather, T-tops, and a CB radio. There is a company professionally restoring them and selling them on ebay here: Ebay ad  Whoever buys this car for me, will get the …

My White Sox Predictions for 2012

March is here, and its been unseasonably warm for this early in the year.  As I go outside I find myself getting more and more excited for baseball season. Ever since 2005, every season has been disappointing.  The southsiders have only made the playoffs once since then, only to get …