Sunday, November 25, 2007

For Sale: Ultra-hot QB

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Date: 2007-11-25, 10:05PM EST

I am selling: 1 ultra-sexy, hardly ever been used quarterback.

He's still in good condition, I just don't need him anymore as I've found a suitable replacement. And I might just not use him, so the savings get passed on to you!

This quarterback is still brand new, hardly even out of his wrapper. Still in mint condition. He has rock-hard abs, a wild mane of hair, and a smile that could power all of Euclid.

He has appeared in a few Subway commercials and some sort of Gillette promotion. Other than that, he hardly has a scratch on him. He's still in tip-top shape.

He's been described as a young-colt by those in the know, so you better get him now while you can.

He looks great holding a clip board, doing the YMCA, singing "Walking in Memphis" or just sitting around, waiting for him to be called upon. In fact, he's gotten very good at that last thing.

You can use him however you want. Prop him up for decoration, use him as the greatest wingman of all time, or shoot, even put him in an NFL game.

I am selling him for high draft picks, a defensive tackle, OBO.

Thank you for your interest.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Things to be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Last year we could only think of five things to be thankful for. This year we've spent a lot more time in reflection and have so many things to be thankful for, we could only convey it in massive Venn-diagram format. So I hope this posts finds you all well, happy and warm with your loved ones.

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(Update: Fox NFL Pregame show just had a Thanksgiving montage with Austin's Explosions in the Sky as the backdrop. In honor of that, here's a Thanksgiving Bonus mp3.

Explosions in the Sky - "Your Hand in Mine" )

(Update: However, I might be most thankful for this moment: Derek Anderson telling Matt Stover what's up. Then #81 holding his arms in a T.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

MP3 of the Week : "Frenzied Panic" Edition

It's seriously gotten to the point that I can't even concentrate past the next sentence. Sleep is sketchy and usually interrupted. I feel like an ADD kid who's going off meds for the first time since he was in the first grade.

The weird thing is that it's not even technically time yet. But still, we're in this sort of range of possible time. So every time the phone rings I think, "this is it. Here we go." I go to sleep wondering if we'll make it to the morning. Even Toddler Supercomputer's getting frustrated. She's already very possessive. I think she and I are operating at about the same cognitive level right now.


And in honor of my inability to listen well, read, or even hold conversations, the mp3 this week is from Austin's own The Octopus Project. The other day at Waterloo Records I listened to almost the whole album while standing. What's really lame about it is that I was wearing a shirt with a picture of headphones on it, while listening to headphones. It looked pretty lame.

Anyway, TOP is my new addiction. For songs without words, they're very addicting.

The Octopus Project - "Black Blizzard / Red Umbrella"

Fun with Fotoshop!

Recently DMS got a new computer from work. It's actually a refurbished one, but way faster than my old one.

Anyway, it came with Adobe Photoshop so we've been learning how it works. Below are a few of the masterpieces we've created.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Endtroducing..... DMS Radio!

Ever wondered what it would be like to have Sufjan Stevens, the Beach Boys, and Ghostface Killah all in the same playlist?

Ever wish you had all of the Dear Mr. Supercomputer MP3s of the Week all in the same place? Preferably in a nice pop-up-able manner?

Well, you're in luck. Because over there on the right there is DMS Radio.... unleashed!

The downside is that you can't chose which song you hear first. But you can cycle through them and skip what you don't like. Kind of like iPod shuffle.

So give it a spin when you've got nothing else to listen to.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

What is the Most Significant Event in Our Lifetime?

So November 9th came and went with no arrival, so we're still in a holding pattern. I was a little disappointed because it would have been cool to have a birthday on the same day that the Berlin Wall came down, 11/9. Mother-in-Law suggested in that case we could make the middle name "Berlin," which I would be totally up (down?) for.

Anyway, it got me thinking, even though I don't think I fully comprehend the magnitude of the event, I do realize that it was probably the most significant event of my ever-increasing lifetime (and presumably, most of my loyal readers' lifetimes). Obviously it had more meaning to those who lived through the majority of the Cold War and Rocky IV.

So I got to wondering: is it the most significant event in my/our lifetime? Here are some candidates:

-- November 9, 1989 - The disbanding of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall.

-- September 11, 2001 - Terrorists crash two hijacked commuter planes into the Twin Towers.

-- The 2000 Election - Who doesn't play the "what if?" game when it comes to this event? As in, "what if the intended result actually happened?"

-- The advent of the Internet -- This one is kind of cheating and maybe doesn't belong as it wasn't a single event, but it did result in a seachange of the way we do life.

-- Hurricane Katrina - Exposed a side of the U.S. we didn't know existed.

-- The Iraq War/Occupation - This one might take a generation to sort out the consequences.

What others am I missing? I'd still vote for 11/9. But what other significant global or U.S. events have taken place in our lifetime?

Please, the comments.

Friday, November 09, 2007

MP3 of the Week: "Holding Pattern" Edition

You know what I hate most about flying? When you have to just circle and circle waiting to land. Every time the plane dips a little bit, you think it's over and you'll finally get to land and meet your friends and well-wishers who you'll have to pay back in parking, then you keep circling and circling.

You start to feel nautious by the fourth time the sun passes by your window. You have to pee more and more. Your gum has lost it's flavor.

But more than the physical agony you're in, it's just the anticipation of getting it over with that's just unbearable.

Right now, the Supercomputer household is in a holding pattern, awaiting the landing of Baby Supercomputer Version 2.0.


I'm on record suggesting that Peter and the Wolf has "Sufjan-like potential" and his latest album The Ivori Palms is a testament to that.

Peter and the Wolf - "The Ivori Palms"

Friday, November 02, 2007

Here's Your Damn Post

Since it's National Blog Posting Month, I thought I'd give it a try.

Look, you don't know what it's like. Every day I have these... pressures and obligations. There's all this stuff going on. Calls to be made. I have to eat and defecate (and at different times). I have to take out trash.

Every intake of oxygen is accompanied by the weight of the world beating down on yours truly. Yes, they try to keep us down, but we plod on.

You guys are animals. Day and night I get email after email and comment after comment demanding more, MORE. MORE!

And while last month was our worst posting month since January, we'd like to think that we've turned the corner. We're redoubling our efforts at using the first-person plural. We're going to give 110%, even though we can only give 100%. By definition that is the most that anyone can give.

We've deleted every single fucking message in our inbox. No joke.

If you thought you knew a lot about music, Cleveland sports, Al Gore, Kinky Friedman, Scrubs (seasons 1, 2, and 5), local goings on in Austin, potty-training, car problems, electrical problems, man problems, insomnia, the GRE, popcorn ceiling, Macintosh, Wes Anderson films, P.T. Anderson films, Texas education, Fort Collins house prices, The Onion articles, Canadian Soldiers, public television, and shit before this month, just wait until... later.


Electric Light Orchestra - "Mr. Blue Sky"