Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feeling Nutty

I've been trying really hard to blog at least once a week so here are some random thoughts from the past seven days.

You have probably heard that a private company SpaceX launched a rocket into space this week.

But did you hear that along with the cargo on board headed to the space station there was also a number of people. okay not really people, at least in the living sense, but their remains -- their ashes? For the sum of three grand Space X along with partner Celestis will release the remains of the dearly departed while in orbit.

Who says you can't buy your way into heaven?

James Doohan the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek was beamed up for the last time in this recent flight. Actually this was his remains second attempt as a failed mission dumped him into the Pacific ocean back in 2008.

Talk about Star Trek : The Next Generation

In other news I created this short video for my own, and hopefully your, entertainment.

And last but not least I have to share this with y'all. I write for a Texas football magazine and by far the largest part of the job is creating the profiles for the MANY high school teams here in the state. Some of these are really out of the way places. Tiny little towns that play 6 man football and almost no one except those from there have ever heard of. One such town's high school is nicknamed the steers.

Now for the uneducated a steer is a castrated bull. If you are really uneducated let me explain more. Castrated means the animals testicles have been removed.

Now in light of that fact having a football team called the steers seems rather asinine to me but as I was writing the profile and recapping their last season I noticed they had lost one game by two points. I couldn't resist writing this brilliant (if I do say so myself) line ... And in the final non-district tune-up, the Steers came up a pair short in a (56-54) loss to Silverton.


the walking man said...

Yes Travis, you are a doofus, funny as hell but a doofus none the less. If I ever need a book trailer I am coming for your car hauler.

Old Kitty said...

Book trailer! LOL!!! Awww great to hear your texan drawl!! LOL!! You even make the words "bulldog masturbation" sound ever so lovely! LOL! Take care

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love your book trailer! And "a pair short" . . . LOL!

B.E. Sanderson said...

You're a hoot, Travis. =o)

Charles Gramlich said...

A "Pair short?" You're kidding me? Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

yellowdoggranny said...

this is the station where you can listen to the West, Texas Trojans and the West, Texas Lady Trojans. they fecking rock..girls are going to state for 3rd time in a row. both teams are heading there..I predict that we will go to state and kick some high school football ass...or as the girls say, third times the charm.

Annie said...

ha ha ha ha!

Miriam Forster said...

Ahahahaha. That video's hilarious. And I'm also having fun imagining the panic of the peopel who actually dropped Scotty in the ocean. Talk about a PR problem... :)