Holiday Inn Ads Rock

Umm, so yeah…there I was trying to burn the last bit of my week at work. I decided to check out the hotel I have to stay in a few weeks down the road for a work conference in La Crosse, WI (where I will hunt and find the Manbat, but more about that later; google it if you want) and found this gem of a link. I REALLY hope I find these guys in the hotel bar.

I have a mind to never stay in another hotel except a Holiday Inn just because of this website. Fuck you and the light you’ll leave on for me, Tom…you bastard.


Pray for Goulet

Pray for Goulet

So I know that most of our posse has been alerted to Goulet’s condition, but what about other people who are reading this freaky blog (do those even exist?). It only seems right to honor him in an open forum where we can swap stories and sponge baths. has the most information, and also ways to contact Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or post prayers and support for Vera. Brice will be sending Goulet a pub crawl t-shirt to lift his spirits, which we beefed up to high priority on her task list. You can get involved by sending a nice note, wearing your Goulet gear, or purchasing a home-made live strong bracelet from Al.

While I was searching for my favorite Goulet video (if anyone has the tv funhouse video that involves triumph, please share — it is honestly the funniest thing ever), I stumbled across this gem, which is essential in any good Goulet repertoire:

Enjoy, and keep Goulet on your mind.

PS Details of the transplant party will be posted soon, basically, keep your entire schedule cleared.


Word of the day

So I get the Merriam-Webster word of the day email and below is today’s word of the day.

jerkwater \JERK-waw-ter\ adjective

*1 : remote and unimportant
2 : trivial

Example sentence:
“We’re stranded in some jerkwater town in the middle of nowhere,” said Larry when he called to tell us that the car’s engine had blown.

See a map of “jerkwater” in the Visual Thesaurus.

Did you know?
We owe the colorful Americanism “jerkwater” to the invention of the steam engine — an advancement that significantly accelerated travel by rail but also had its drawbacks. One drawback was that the boilers of the early locomotives needed to be refilled with water frequently, and water tanks were few and far between. As a result, the small trains that ran on rural branch lines often had to stop to take on water from local supplies. Such trains were commonly called “jerkwaters” from the motion of jerking the water up in buckets from the supply to the engine. The derogatory use of “jerkwater” for things unimportant or trivial reflects the fact that these jerkwater trains typically ran on lines connecting small middle-of-nowhere towns.

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.


Daniel N. Hamrin


Nick Swardson

I don’t know if any you have seen Grandma’s Boy or are familar with the comedian Nick Swardson but Lizzy and I clearly have too much time on our hands. Anyways these are our two favorite of his videos on his myspace site. But unlike Brian I don’t know how to put videos on the Bruce Blog so here are the links.

Secret video =

Wig Thieves Video =



Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys Poster
This is a documentary (yeah, so I’ve been on a kick lately….get off my back) on the cocaine trade starting in the early 70’s.  Focusing on Miami, FL where the fun began.  Interviews from cops, smugglers and some of Miami’s most dangerous criminals  coupled with newstories of the day tell the horrific events that made Miami the murder capital of the world in the early 80’s. 

 Remarkable footage from local news archives along with evidence photos and real life accounts from the gunmen themselves brings life to the cocaine wars of the 1980’s.  Stunning to see the escalation of the drug trade, the ignorance (and corruption) of the US government and the economic boom (and fall) of Miami.  Puts a whole new spin on Miami Vice.   Trailer after the jump. (more…)