Sunday, September 27, 2009

With you always

I will admit that I make light of Jesus every now and then but I still believe in the guy. It's hard not to laugh when somebody does something like this.

This guy has an uncanny knack for using Jesus to make even the most normal and mundane moments awkward and strange.
I like to give them my own captions and tie them together.

Here's Jesus orchestrating the beating of that clown.

Here are a few more.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Doctor

So I've rediscovered Doctor Who again. For those of you that don't know Doctor Who is a very long running (the longest actually) science fiction program that has been a staples of BBC programming for since the 60's. They rebooted it recently but managed to keep the same format. I could give you the run down of everything but there's way too much. Let's just say it's about an alien who has a time machine. The older series was very campy with terrible effects akin to Star Trek but with a lot less Shatner.

I've started watching the entire series since Christopher Eccleston regenerated as The Doctor and it's every bit as good as it was. I was never able to make time to watch the rebroadcast on SciFi or is it SyFy now so it's nice to be able to finally fill in the episodes that I missed thanks to Netflix. I've been watching every episode that I can online but they always leave out the last DVD for some reason. I have two or three more episodes to catch before my DVD arrives Monday.

After I finish with series one I get to catch up with the 10th Doctor David Tennant who is equally good if not better than Eccleston's Doctor. It's tough to make the transition to another actor even though they're playing the same guy. It's like a new album by your favorite band. You want to enjoy it right away but you have to get used to it. Tennant was great out of the gates and I've seen about half of his episodes. I have until the Christmas Episode airs in December to catch up with everything. After that the next season will start and there will be a new Doctor to get used to. I'm not familiar with the actor and it will be odd to have a guy younger than me playing him. The same could be said of Tennant but he was such a good fit that I never noticed.

If you're not familiar with the series you should give it a go.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

No riding mower?

This is a first for Ask Graham. I've been called out by Sharon who thinks pushing a mower is unmanly. Since when is manual labor unmanly???

It's a well known fact that I identify with my lawn like many guys identify with their cars or their beer consumption the latter of which is very sad. I take great pride in my lawn and go to great lengths to make it look as good as possible.

The biggest part of being manly, which I don't expect a woman to understand, is knowing how to use the right tool for the job. I live on less than a quarter of an acre which doesn't leave a lot of room for a riding mower. There is no room to turn around and get the very specific trim lines I love looking at. The best way to achieve this is with a self propelled mower. It's not the size of a tool that makes it manly. It's all about using your tools correctly. If you don't have the correct tool you go out and get it.

When I build things with wood I don't use a gigantic chainsaw. If I'm cutting 2x4 for framing I use a compound miter saw. I have a hand-held circular saw which gets use for plywood and small cuts. I will even use a hand saw from time to time if that's what is required.

I understand that being a woman makes it difficult for Sharon to understand concepts like these so I'll simplify it a little more. Do you grab the biggest screwdriver in the toolbox or put the biggest bit on a power drill to tighten a loose screw on your hairdryer? No! You get the screwdriver that fits. Who am I kidding. You probably throw it out and buy a new one.

Sharon will understand the day she grows a penis and learns to mow a lawn with the correct type of mower.