Thursday, March 31, 2005

What the hell is going on?

Did I hear correctly? NBC is reporting that the President based part of his decision to invade Iraq on a Vanity Fair article! I can see my future now:

William E. Eseltine, Nation Security Advisor and former head of the Central Intelligence Agency has written extensively for Mad TV and the Tony Danza show. His latest movie is National Lampoon's Presidential Election staring Alicia Silverstone and Carrot Top.


Saturday, March 26, 2005

does anybody agree with me here?

Foster's Freeze clientele tends to be a clusterfuck of the dregs of society. Homeless people with hands down their pants, city workers smoking pot and drinking 40's in the back corner, and the creme de la creme. . . drunken skinheads. All make up the menagerie of Foster's Freeze at 2:00 on a Friday afternoon.

Below are the afore-mentioned pictures I promised:

mi primos y hermanos

pretty trees

high stakes poker

extreme sports

Thursday, March 17, 2005

a brief hiatus

I know federalcheese has been neglecting its duties recently. Its hiatus will continue for a few more days while I get drunk in the Sierras with family. But I'll have photos upon my return.

PS - Justin Housman is right, Moneyball is an awesome book

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

when I was a kid. . .

my friends and I dreamed of someday working at baseball stadiums and amusement parks. We spent many a summer's day contemplating whether a comic book store or a video arcade would be in our future once we turned fourteen and were able to legally seek employment. My friends and I are the ancestors of Puritans and therefore work was a necessity, but it could be fun too. Maybe these places represented escapes from the world our parents inhabited. Maybe they were simply meant to be extensions of the innocence of our childhoods. I look back on those days with a deep sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia because these dreams were not monetary in force. Video arcades and baseball stadiums reminded us of laughing with friends and of having a place in this world just for us. These memories came crashing down today as I heard of group of high school students having a similar chat to the ones my friends and I used to have. They were all hoping to be hired on at the new Costco once it opened. Am I really this old?