Friday, February 25, 2011

Links, my life, and more

Haven't updated in years. My work/life imbalance keeps me away from stuff like this, which I think is good for the soul. I love writing . . . I think, like dad, I sometimes feel more comfortable writing than I do in person; it's the best way to express yourself fully. For me, anyway.

Here's a recent article from the IP Brief at American:

Follow me on twitter too: @jonrstroud.

I'm writing my comment now, hopefully someone finds it worth reading at some point.

-Jonathan Stroud

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The NY times is occasionally funny

Do yourself a favor and read this.


Then, sit down, make sure the door to your office is closed, and watch this.

Funniest thing I have ever seen.

Friday, November 21, 2008

All-Ugly Team NBA

My friends and I have been joking about the all-ugiest NBA team for years. You know, Sam Cassel, Chris Kaman, Adam "Trash Stash" Morris, Joakim Noah, and of course Andrei "I look just like the bad guy from the end of Ghostbusters/Annie Lennox/Kurt Warner's buttnasty wife" Kirilenko.

Turns out my favorite of the bunch, Chris Kaman, has been misdiagnosed as ADHD. He's off his meds and working with a neurosurgeon to slow his brain down, and it's resulted in him having the best year of his NBA career, putting up almost epic numbers (he was one block short of a triple-double against the nexts on Saturday)
Well, I'm happy for him ... but man, is he ugly.

Also, I think a couple of websites beat me to this all-ugly thing. But hey, that's a perfect example parallel invention, not copyright infringement. So sue me.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why is it that people respond so much more to pictures of dogs than they do to pictures of people being killed? I remember an Anderson Cooper(?) report where they saved a puppy from Hurricane Katrina. I mean, people are dying. Irony.

Still, I love dogs. And dogs ... love ... trucks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's his world, boss.

Friday, November 07, 2008

SpeakEasyDC ... listen up.

You have to check out SpeakeasyDC. They have me featured in their new ad, and the next SpeakEasy is next Tuesday, which coincidentally is Veteran's Day (a federal holiday) so there should be a lot of stories about war and peace. Check it out.

My first kiss.

Get your music on.

Gum it up. Aren't hipsters cute when they get all, like, inspired? DC has been different for the past few days. People are looking a little less depressed. Maybe that's the 70 degree weather. Maybe that's the free tacos they got during the world series. Maybe it's Hope. Maybe it's indie prog punk electro screamo experimento rock. Maybe I'm just projecting.

In other news, Rick Astley won "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Awards.

Currently reading: This is Your Brain On Music
Currently listening to: That catchy MGMT song. You know the one. Don't make me hum it.
Currently anticipating: Paintballing tomorrow.
Currently hoping: PNC banks go bankrupt.


I was lucky enough to live in DC during the election of the first black president in our nation's history. This man can inspire me like no politician ever has. I hope he can knock this one out of the park for the next four years.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm a lucky man

Some might feel it's gross or inappropriate, or just not care, but I wanted to say that I love Narda Leila Ipakchi, and I'm lucky to have her in my life. She's amazing. It might be cheesy - but I'm just being honest.