Showing posts from January, 2008

25 Of The Saddest Songs I Ever Heard

So Texas is gray tonight, sweeties, and in honor of that fact, Texas is making a list of the saddest 25 songs she thinks she's ever heard. Pitch in if you want.

1. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
“Turn down the lights; turn down the bed. Turn down these voices inside my head/ Lay down with me, tell me no lies: just hold me close - don't patronize. Don’t patronize me.”

About: Self-explanatory.

2. Brick - Ben Folds Five
“She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly – off the coast and I’m heading nowhere. She’s a brick, and I’m drowning slowly.”

About: His teenage girlfriend's abortion the day after Christmas.

3. Angie - The Rolling Stones
“Angie…Angie…when will those clouds all disappear? Angie…Angie… where will it lead us from here? With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats, you can’t say we’re satisfied…but Angie…Angie, you cant say we never tried.”

About: Love as a casualty of poverty and time.

4. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
“You got a fast car; I want a ticket to an…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

It's a good day. I recommend you celebrate today by doing what I like to do: listen to the I Have A Dream Speech, delivered in 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and believe in America, in yourself, and in the human spirit again.

If you like video, see the man speak here.

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Texas' Holiday Clusterf--- of Cool Shit

OK, so usually I try to keep things in a theme, which I am sure you people appreciate because you are relatively classy individuals. However, today, I am so inundated with really cool shit that I can barely walk, let alone organize it into a simplified theme. With that in mind, I give you:

Meebo, a website where you can go and, with absolutely no obligation or messy downloads, logins, or extra windows, use your AIM, Yahoo! messenger, GoogleTalk, MSN messenger, or ICQ in-place. It's awesome for if you happen to be at work, or in a library or the computer section of a BestBuy or something like that.

GrandCentral by Google is a website that lets you register a phone number in any part of the US, then have your calls forwarded through that number to a number of your choice. Allows for great consolidation - the only downside is that your callers will be required to state their name before the call will even connect. If you call that a downside.

ELDUB is a random, cool, visually appealing …

Show me (or a reputable charity of your organization's choice) the money!

Good morning, babies. Texas is back at work and back in Texas. Fortunately, I had a spectacular winter break, so that means I'm starting out the day feeling charitable. And greedy. Hence, this:

Join up at Moola to play fun, free online games. The site is ad-supported, so there's a buttload of commercials everywhere you look, but the games are pretty awesome and more importantly, you can win money! You start with a free, site-given penny, then build your way up by doubling it on each win. At eleven dollars, you can cash out!

Now, that is not to say that I am all about building my stacks/stacking my cash. Sometimes I like to use my furious finger-clicking skills to help out the little guy. This is why my homepage is set to Search Kindly. It's a website where, through your everyday google searches (pineapple hat, pictures of Mount Everest, Welshman dating, drawing scooby doo), you can donate funds to a charity or non-profit organization. Yeah, that's right. Do something nic…

Well, well, well...look who decided to show up.

Hey y'all! I'm back in CSTX and quietly winding down from a beatific winter holiday. On Monday, the posts will begin anew, but for now, I'm tired and lazy. So I'll offer my personal favorite thing to get for free - laughs. Check out Achewood, the best comic I've read to date, web or not. A sample below: