Go Ahead. Adieu.

A lot of times, we do everything in our power to avoid it. But we soon realize change is inevitable. I have so much to say, so much to write.

Yet, I haven’t found the proper space and/or forum to keep my ever changing
needs satisfied.

I won’t get rid of you, wordpress, because well, I never underestimate the entertainment value of reading something I wrote a year or so ago.

But the internet is a beautiful thing, and it would be a shame not to maximize its potential. So I’m moving forward. Let’s see where I’m headed.


– JD


Burger King.
June 7, 2009, 12:23 pm
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“We’re gonna go get some burgers.” How awesome is this guy? During last week’s Brian Williams special, Inside the Obama White House, the President stopped by Five Guys to order some burgers. I love the reaction from the other customers.

According to a source at the Five Guys Restaurant, the President’s visit has resulted in a more-than-doubling of business, and “everybody wants the ‘Obama Burger.'” They even had to stay open last night to satisfy the demand.

The “Obama Burger” is the unofficial (for now) designation for a cheesburger with lettuce, tomato, mustard, and jalapenos. There was not, apparently, a jump in demand for the “Brian Williams Burger (cheeseburger with ketchup).”

A quick review of the restaurant’s history page indicates that they hardly needed the help, expanding from 5 locations in 2001, to over 300 today. They serve only fresh, never-frozen beef, as evidenced by the fact that none of their restaurants has a freezer.

Politics Daily

P.S. If you’re is still debating whether or not you should watch The Hangover, debate no more. Watch it!

– JD


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May 15, 2009, 12:46 pm
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I came across these wonderfully creative, award-winning anti-war ads developed by Big Ant International. Definitely worth the look. Check out a few others from the same campaign at the link.

>>What Goes Around, Comes Around.

– JD



For President Obama‘s first official WHCA (White House Correspondents’ Assn.) dinner this coming Saturday, the headlining performer is set to be………drumroll please………Wanda Sykes? Really. Granted, there has been a bit of controversy surrounding recent performers, and I don’t expect anything to top Stephen Colbert‘s of 2006, but was there really no one else available? They’re playing it a little too safe. And besides, I never found Wanda Sykes funny at all. Obnoxious? A little bit.

We’re all aware of President Obama’s star power, and with the WHCA becoming more about celebrities than the press corps these days, I find it puzzling that they couldn’t convince anyone else to roast the President. Maybe there just isn’t anything to make fun of. I’m interested to see what they they’re focus will be on.

My guess is his dance moves.

– JD

The First Dog.
April 12, 2009, 4:32 pm
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For whatever reason, so much attention and anticipation has been put on this new dog coming into the White House. Since the campaign, which seems like ages ago, the media has been all over the process. It’s kind of comical, and completely unnecessary, but it’s also very expected given the social climate of today’s generation.

That being said, the dog pictured above is Bo — named after Bo Diddley and not Bo Bice as I had previously assumed. He’s a Portuguese water dog, given by Sen. Ted Kennedy. He loves long walks on the beach, candle lit dinners, and the occasional belly-rub. A press conference at the White House will be held on Tuesday, where Bo will address questions and concerns from reporters.

– JD

Painting is Difficult.
March 17, 2009, 8:41 pm
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mr. president

If you happen to have some time to kill, you really can’t go wrong by visiting this site. Badpaintingsofbarackobama.com is a collection really bad paintings of our President, hence the name. They don’t disappoint.

Something inside me tells me it’s wrong to laugh at other people’s hard work. But then I see something like the painting I posted above, and I wonder what other reaction they were trying to elicit. It looks like a cross between Will Smith and the Green Goblin. And that was one of the better ones.

– JD