7/31/2005 07:40:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|played nine holes of golf recently, wasn't playing well just not horrably. And then, the meltdown hole. Dropped an 8 on a par four and the a 6 on a par three and just tottally sank my whole round. It happens. Today at the US senior open one oof my customers Loren Roberts was tied for the lead with Craig "the Walrus" Stadler going into the final round. I watched Loren lose his patience and essentially give the tournament away. He is a great guy, and a very very patient one. So I guess it happens to us all. Don't feel too bad for Mr Roberts... he's currently #25 on the ALL TIME money list.|W|P|112285739307695391|W|P|Meltdowns|W|P|7/31/2005 07:38:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|Electric Sheepis a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.|W|P|112285671475419676|W|P|electric sheep|W|P|7/26/2005 10:37:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|This is the obligatory "sorry for not posting" post. Every Blog I've ever read has one. But anyway.. Money's real tight lately and the Fam and I are spending a lot of time hand ringing and thinking of ways to be cheap. ON the upside, played golf this monday and damn near got heat stroke trying to walk 18 holes when the heat index is 112. Oops... We'll write more about that over at the Cart Talk site in a few days. We've been yammering over different ways to do the podcast and still haven't figured it out. But Donnie points out that we do have to start RIDING which I haven't done in months. But he's right, no one wants to hear to fat bastards panting in between bad golf swings and jokes. But maybe WITHOUT the panting. So maybe next week we ride. Anyway more carp coming when I'm inspired. Also, big ups to Craig Brewer for earning 8 million on Hustle and Flow...Yo Craig, I wanna ride in the Escalade!|W|P|112243593786273193|W|P|Sorry for the delay...|W|P|7/13/2005 01:47:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|Today...I was forced to cancel my Memphis Grizzlies season tickets..I can't express to you how sad that fact has made me. It was the responsible thing to do. I don't really have the money to afford them, I doubt I should have done it last year but...I'm too upset to talk about it anymore..|W|P|112128060214071915|W|P|A very very sad day|W|P|7/18/2005 11:57:00 AM|W|P|7/10/2005 11:46:00 AM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|About two weeks from now a local Memphis filmmaker is going o release a fairly well promoted movie called Hustle and Flow. I'm pretty excited about it. I don't know any of the folks who are responsible for it. But I have watched Craig Brewer's short career with interest since he released The Poor and Hungry a couple years back. I got a copy at Black Lodge Video here in Memphis. What I found compelling about Poor and Hungry and the trailer for Hustle and Flow is that it appears that Brewer really does know Memphis and most folks who have written books or made movies about Memphis have it all wrong. They really believe it is a city forever tied to the 50's and 60's. They dream that big wing Cadillac will litter the streets and everyone will still "do the twist" or "walk the dog". Let me tell you something, as a member of this community, Memphis is so far away from the Elvis and Jerry Lee era that it's almost incomprehensible.
Memphis is now more "Shaft" than "Blue Suede shoes", more "Tear the Club up" than "Walkin' in Memphis" and clearly more "Let's Stay Together" than "That's alright Mama".
Memphis in many ways is the face of southern poverty in America. The city itself (without Suburbs) is a serious ghetto. It's Detroit in the 80's. Brewer seems to get that. In Hustle and Flow, the protagonist is a pimp. And not a Snoop Dogg, Don Magic Juan Disneyland lookin' pimp. But a real honest to goodness, wife-beater wearin', perm havin' pimp. No jewels, just hoes and a beat up ride.
this is the face of Memphis.
of coarse, the movie could be terrible and all this praise could be rendered moot, but I will say this. Brewer knows this territory. He at least has made the setting realistic.|W|P|112101571509156770|W|P|Hustle and Flow|W|P|7/09/2005 09:45:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|A 17 year-old girl is charged with pulling a gun out of a diaper bag and shooting her 21 year-old husband in the groin Friday.
read more | digg story|W|P|112096350996042797|W|P|Rednecks suck... or... This is why you shouldn't marry at 17|W|P|7/08/2005 10:14:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|McDonald's beloved in Middle East
This is not a phony article. This is an actual company profile of how well McDonald's is doing in the Middle East (including Iraq) from a website called Middle East Finance and Economy News and the article is an explanation of how well McDonald's is doing in the Middle East and how popular the franchise was in Baghdad. Is it any wonder these people think we're taking over their culture?
My Favorite part of the article is when he describes a new sandwich made with "a combination of Arabic bread, grilled chicken and salad" my god it's only a short step to the McMecca, a delightful combination of humus, tomato wrapedin pita with a supersized fries and Coke. Sure the bridges still have mortar hole, sure there's no clean water, sure people aren't safe to leave home, but I'll be damned if you can't find McNuggets.|W|P|112088006576499936|W|P|The McArabia|W|P|7/08/2005 02:05:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|So, if you're like me you could really give a crap if the War of the Worlds is any good. I just think Tom Cruise is an overrated gas bag and a complete tool. good things the fine people over at TomCruiseisnuts.com agree...links later tonight|W|P|112084974830480072|W|P|Tom Cruise...|W|P|7/07/2005 11:46:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|You can read Lawrence's full account of his "Rove is the Leaker" story, I sure hope something comes of this. It's hard to believe that the white house cold continue to employ a who will have a felony charge brought against him. But you never know, they're awful slimy|W|P|112079816809221615|W|P|Follow up article by Lawrence O'Donell|W|P|7/07/2005 11:29:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|will come back here and bite us again...and hard. I'm afraid for what kind of climate my little girl will grow up in. I'm pretty sure I can insulate her for a while. But in the future, the "war" will expand. Why do I think that? Because you don't fire with fire...The violence we have uneased in the middle east won't dissapate like gas in the atmosphere, but grow like a virus. I 'm sorry London for the actions of our monkey...
CNN coverage|W|P|112079724382697845|W|P|one day this sort of thing....|W|P|7/07/2005 11:22:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|Here you will find the 'forbidden' video clips ... all the clips (eventually) that Fox CUT from the DVDs. I'm hoping that Fox will sanction this and not ask me to remove them. However, if they ask, I will remove them. So get em quick!
I love this show... quick quick
read more | digg story|W|P|112079657536063323|W|P|Forbidden Family Guy Video!|W|P|7/07/2005 11:14:00 AM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|An organized Flickr photo collection of London's terrorist attack on July 7, 2005.It is amazing to me how a world community can come together so quickly
read more | digg story|W|P|112075289026802785|W|P|London Bomb Blasts picture page|W|P|7/06/2005 04:46:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|I got sent home from work early today, and I stopped at my favorite (close second is Davy Crockett) Memphis Public links track on my way home from work and BAM shot a 43, my best score there ever....
|W|P|112068636500113721|W|P|Holy crap!|W|P|7/06/2005 09:29:00 AM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|I like this chunk of "art"
|W|P|112066019914102046|W|P|anna-mal|W|P|7/05/2005 11:30:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|I played 36 holes of golf (walking alll 36!) over 3 days over the weekend. For some reason I can't seem to break 100. Oh well, here's the scores
Fox Meadows (front nine) 51
Davy Crockett 101
Overton Park 43|W|P|112062433121918629|W|P|July 4th weekend golf marathon|W|P|7/04/2005 04:31:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|This site shows a list of torrent sites along with other features like if they are online, require registration and is they have an rss feed.
read more | digg story|W|P|112051270627760562|W|P|the future of internet broadcasting|W|P|7/02/2005 03:40:00 PM|W|P|Ed Arnold|W|P|Apparently on tomorrow's McLaughlin group Lawrence O'Donnell will reveal that the leaker of Valerie Plame's CIA identity as Karl Rove. Man ! I am soooo surprised. The person that controls every political (and some policy) decisions in the white house would be in charge of a clearly political mob-style "whack" job of a undercover CIA operative and her husband because he DARED to explain that the whole "Iraq bought yellow cake from Niger" story was totally bull$@3!.
I hope this ends up counting for something..|W|P|112033680020286023|W|P|It's Rove...Duh|W|P| |W|P|I'm sorry! Dadgummit, what happened with Kevin? - Gobo's married