Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Are My Values That Skewed?

I read an article today citing a poll of golfers and what's they'd be willing to do to play a round at Augusta...  (Full Article Here)


A round at Augusta National. It is pretty much every golfer’s dream isn’t it? In a recent Twitter poll 44% of those questioned (283 golfers) said they’d move the most expensive day of their lives to accommodate it.

With the average wedding costing north of £30,000 ($43,000 - TBG) according to Brides Magazine it is safe to say that golfers value a round at the host venue of The Masters pretty highly.

And it isn’t just weddings that might suffer for that elusive tee time, 34% said they’d miss their child’s birthday to fit in a round. So, with more than 70% of the votes, it would be safe to say that a date at Augusta National is worth more than some potential strife at home.

Despite the potential cost of moving a wedding being a large one, golfers weren’t happy to put their money where their mouth is with just 10% of respondents willing to part with a year’s salary. With UK average salaries now around £26,500 ($38k - TBG) (via Office for National Statistics), a round at this Georgia’s most magnificent golfing masterpiece could cost you more than £6,500 ($9,300-TBG) an hour (presuming a four hour round). At this hourly rate you’d be nearly in the leagues of Wayne Rooney (£6,770 an hour)* or Cristano Ronaldo (£7,800 an hour)*. So, I guess the benefit of this is that you’ll now know what it feels like to spend it like a footballer, even if it means you don’t have anything left for the rest of the year.

Now, for those people that know golfers you’ll be very surprised by this number. 12% of those asked said they’d be willing to give up golf after their round. Happy in the knowledge that they’d played the best course they could. Their spikes (soft we hope, so not to mess up the lovely greens), hung up. Their clubs now on eBay and their weekends now free. I guess the only reason why this might be believable is that there probably wouldn’t be enough time for them to play golf, they’d be spending all of their free time telling people about “…the time I played Augusta National…my 8 on 12 was the greatest 12 you’d ever see…”

So, there you have it, from changing wedding days to giving up golf, it turns out a round at Augusta National is something golfers would do almost anything for.

Astute Constant Readers (God love all four of you) might remember that it really wasn't that big of a deal for me to miss out playing ANGC last May...
So I have to ask, am I that fucked up that, although disappointing, it wasn't The End Of My Existence to miss out playing at that well-manicured lawn?


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

This Guy Works At My Local Gun Store...

He's a small-arms dealer...


Friday, March 25, 2016

Things Not To Fuck Around With - A Work In Progress

  • Hard drugs. 
  •  Unprotected sex. 
  • Street racing. 
  • Radioactive stuff.
  • Electricity and plumbing. 
  • Dangerous animals. 
  • ISIS. 
  • Angry big women. 
  • Daddy's girls. 
  • Super religious people. 
  • Texas (duh).
  • Police. 
  • Fast food. 
  • Vegas
  • Hill folk.
  • The ozone. 
  • Bad shellfish
  • Spiders and poisonous snakes.
  • Ouija boards and fortune tellers. 
  • The IRS.
  • Prostitutes.
  • The Bank
  • Pimps. 
  • Moose.
  • The Cook.
  • Bikers. 
  • Wasps
  • Gang members.
  • And Susan at the office. 

Additions to the list are welcome.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Communist Dictator Playing With Favorite Puppet

Birds of a feather...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

They Don't Learn...

Lots of stories about the rank and file GOP Senators starting to cave on Obama's SCOTUS nominee...
People That Should Know are all espousing the opinion that the nominee will not only get a hearing but will most likely be confirmed due to chicanery and intrigue... 

Seems to me that the current crop of pseudo-Conservative RINOs that were elected to put a stop to the Progressive Agenda are obviously not seeing what is going on in the election cycle...
Most folks say Trump's popularity is due mostly to people being pissed at the business-as-usual politics in DC...
You would think the entrenched politicians could read the writing on the wall and start squaring their asses away.

Sadly,  it probably won't happen...
The will keep making the same dumb decisions in the face of thr obvious  contrary public opinion. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sausage. Party.



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Morons with Too Much Money

Just a couple notes regarding Trump-brand crap...

1.  Why the hell would anyone buy anything with a Trump logo?
Trump wine?
Trump magazine?
Trump steaks?

Are you kidding?

Would you buy a steak from this grinning idiot?

2.  If you had the bad sense to buy/invest in anything Trump-centric, you really should not complain*. You know the guy is a 100% self-centered charlatan.** You bought that ticket,  you have to sit through that movie and shut the fuck up.

3.  The above comments are especially applicable to any student who shelled out a metric fuck-ton of money to garner a "degree" from Trump University.
What did you really expect,  an employer would see that TrumpU credential and think "Wow. That guy is an obvious intellect and knows how to make sound financial decisions. I'm gonna hire the shit outta that guy."?

We, collectively, are soooo fucked.


* I would be sofaking embarrassed about getting fucked out of my money by such outright false and dishonest means - But it's like that money-back guarantee on that ED non-drug Enzyte promoted by Smilin' Bob... They bank on the fact that you'd be too embarrassed to file for the refund.
And see what that got them...

**Obviously cut from the same cloth as our current POTUS.  If (Ghod help us) Trump is elected,  it will definitely be a case of Orange is the new Black.  [I hate that SNL came up with that...]

Monday, March 07, 2016

Hey KX59, WTF?

If you do a search on Teh Google for "Florida Man", you usually get some pretty entertaining results.
It looks like, however, Houston is trying to give Florida a run for the money...


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Last Friday - Southern Soul Style

Some pics from last Friday's trip to Southern Soul BBQ with Ben...

We made it to Southern Soul in a little under 90 minutes. Not bad considering I-95 traffic and 2-lane roads in South Georgia.

The line was pretty long, but it gave me time to resolve my dilemma - Prime Rib sandwich or the Prime Rib plate?
I opted for the sandwich AND a link of Andouille sausage... Next time I'll have the plate. It looked so good but I opted for variety without (too much) gluttony.

Normally there would be pictures, but we were so hungry that sustenance took presidence over web content.
Lunch was amazing. 
If you have the opportunity, go to Southern Soul on St. Simons Island.

We took Hwy 17 back rather than deal with I-95 again. A little more relaxed ride.
17 cuts through Glynn County down to Woodbine and Waverly GA then crosses the St. Mary River into Florida.
I felt the need to stop for a photo op near the old-style Florida sign.
All in all a very enjoyable trip...
I brought smoked turkey and chicken home for the girls, so a return trip is assured.
(As long as I remember to bring take-out home with me.)