Monday, January 14, 2008

Under Construction

I'm trying to move my web hosting, and it's not going as quickly as i had hoped. It may take a couple of days (hopefully not that long), but I'm going to try to do it as fast as possible. Thanks for understanding.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 for Prescription Glasses

If you're looking for new prescription glasses, check out what may be called a Great Discovery: and see what they have to offer. They have a large selection of frames and lenses, and their prices start at just $8. They sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer with no middlemen. Their prices may be just what you've been looking for.

SLU Billikens Set New D-I Record

I don't really take too big of an interest in the local college basketball scene here in St. Louis, but since I live here I heard about a new division one record that the Saint Louis University Billikens set this last Thursday night. They now have the new record for the fewest points scored in a game since the institution of the shot clock with a whopping 20 points.

The previous record was 21 points, and I must say that this is quite the accomplishment. The game was 25-7 at the half, and at one point the Billikens missed 23 straight shots. Seems like a pretty pathetic game to me which makes me glad I don't really care about Billiken basketball.

And this brings me to another point, what a Billiken even is. Wikipedia tells us that it was...

"a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Ms. Florence Pretz of Kansas City, Missouri, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream."

Apparently it was quite the craze back in the early 1900s, but it's a pretty odd choice of mascot as far as I'm concerned.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Are Mormons Treated Unfairly...?

I was forwarded an interesting story earlier today that appeared in the Deseret Morning News. It discusses the issue of discrimination when it comes to Mormons. This has obviously become an issue because of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

Better Duck - If You're a Mormon

The article talks about how Mormons are apparently fair game when it comes to making "disparaging and often erroneous statements", when people wouldn't dare make similar remarks about other groups. The people who think nothing of making these comments about Mormons wouldn't dare think of expressing any bias towards women or towards the black community, or so the argument goes.

So take a look at this story and see what you think about it for yourself. What do you make of it? Is there any validity to what's being said? I tend to agree with a lot of what is said, but I don't think that Mormons are the only ones who are treated this way. That being said, is it really OK to discriminate based on anything?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Marine Travelift

For those of you that are boat enthusiasts, you know how difficult it can be to transport your boat. But to aid with this there are different types of marine hardware. They have boat hoists and transporters, and they even have used equipment for sale. So check them out for all of your boat handling equipment.

Guitar Hero III Progress

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been playing Guitar Hero III for the Wii. I've been going through in the career mode on the expert difficulty level and have almost beat every single song. I finally beat Metallica's One, but I'm still having a little trouble with the Slayer song, Raining Blood. It really shouldn't be that difficult, but I have issues with the real fast part near the beginning. I'm sure in the next couple of days I will have beaten it though.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ShuttleLift Cranes

ShuttleLift wants to solve all of your lifting needs by providing lifting solutions. For some of your heaviest projects, they've got a mobile gantry crane to make it easy. They offer two different types if you just need the lifting power or you're after maximum versatility. They've also got a great warranty of 12 months or 2000 hours. So check them out for all of your lifting and material handling needs.