... A Sour Apple Tree
Your source for fast and/or frozen food reviews, Huntington and/or West Virginia commentary, rasslin' (not wrestling) nostalgia, bad parody, dumb satire, rejected slogans, pointless lists, unreliable sports predictions, and funny local pictures.
- Name: Chris James
- Location: Huntington, WV, United States
I'm a 33 year-old guy from Huntington, WV.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
My arbitrary ranking of the presidents
6) T. Roosevelt
The Snoop Doggs
16) John Adams
18) JQ Adams
21) Van Buren
The Dr. Dre's
The MC Hammers
28) B. Harrison
The Kevin Federlines
33) A Johnson
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Cool science stuff
These life forms use the methane for nutrition in a portion of the ocean that is so deep that it receives no sunlight.
On a related note, my nightmares will now have a new recurring villain.
Photo from the BBC.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
High schoolers these days...
...are so much more clever than I was in my day. I thought I was cool when I made nice-looking posterboards. Now with computer technology, they can do amazing things. This kid made an awesome video about James K. Polk set to the eponymous They Might Be Giants song. Enjoy.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
*GASP* Bray Cary is right for once
Now that I've said that to someone other than my wife (who was quite tired of my rant, I'm sure), I do have to comment on his take on the whole Pink Bridge thing.
He is correct.
It's almost like if the people of Huntington get worked up over this issue that, in the great scheme of things, doesn't amount to a hill of beans, we won't have to deal with the real shit that is facing the city.
If we could only take this energy being generated on both sides of the debate, maybe we could get something done.
Bravo, Mr. Cary (for once anyway).
Monday, November 20, 2006
All I can say is wow. I grew up watching Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith (you know, the Dancing with the Stars guy), so I though by default that there were always a couple of amazing backs in the league that could change a game each and every time they touched the ball. After Sanders' retirement and Smith's slide into mediocrity, I learned that greatness was not a given.
Now LT (yes, we can call him that) has come along and started to shred the records of Sanders, Smith, Walter Payton, and Jim Brown to itty bitty shreds.
Whenever this guy has a televised game over the next couple of years, be sure to watch it, even if it means missing your favorite team. There is a fairly good chance that something will happen that you'll end up telling your grand kids about.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Once again, no Browns...
WRONG!!! We get the Bengals and Saints instead.
I've long been under the impression that West Virginia Media Holdings is somewhat out of touch with the citizenry of WV (more on that later, I'm sure). But dammit, I am sure that there are many more Browns and Steelers fans in the WOWK viewing area than there are fans if the Bengals.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
No wonder the 'net is so popular...
That reminds me of a commercial a few years back for a broadband ISP where a web surfer was warned by his computer "you have reached the end of the Internet, please go back."
I always thought that the guy must have looked at some nasty, filthy porn action to reach that point.
Now I know that he did.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
"...A Sour Apple Tree" refers to an old song that was sang during the Civil War and the West Virginia Mine Wars. Basically, folks would sing "We'll hang (name of enemy) from a sour apple tree" to the tune of "John Brown's Body."
Here I will post on all sorts of topics: politics, sports, culture, internet life, and who knows what else. Hang with me as I figure this thing out. Cheers.