Sep 19 2007

Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, North Korea, and a little O.J.

I’m no expert on foreign affairs, but someone’s asleep at the global wheel here. You couldn’t go anywhere today without hearing something about one of these topics today. Everyone’s all hush hush about why Israel attacked Syria a few weeks ago, and now every thinktank is putting their own spin on it just to whore themselves to the media. Who gives a damn if Israel wants to start shit with Syria? or Iran?

The whole goddamn pissing contest between Israel and everyone else in that region has gone on long enough. It’s never going to end. It’s been going on since the beginning of written history. It’s a piece of dirt, and Israel and Lebanon have the smallest pieces of it. Personally I think one of the bigger nations, say Egypt, should just give a bit of land in Sinai to the Palestinians to call home so they’re happy, and let Israel have the West bank, give Gaza to the Palestinians since 1.4 million of them live there anyway. Golan Heights will be given back to Syria so their happy. If any of these countries are serious about making that region a better place, then they need to stop fucking around and just get to it. Personally I think Israel is a bunch of fucking babies who want everything and go running to the West every time the rest of the Middle East gets fed up with their shit. So if they want to fly over Syria, fine, but don’t come crying when Syria hits back. They pulled the same shit back in 2003.

Jerusalem. Listen. It’s in Israel. Fucking deal with it. The Jewish, Christians, Muslims, and Armenians all have a quarter of the Old City. Learn to share, or you don’t get to play.

North Korea. Stay on your fucking side of the world and stop starting shit with countries you shouldn’t be starting shit with. If you wanna come out of the dark and start being social, then do it respectfully, and stop running around behind peoples backs trying to figure out how nuclear fission works and what all the hype with the iPod is. Nobody’s impressed that you can shoot shitty missile out into the Sea of Japan and the North Pacific. Even China’s starting to get pissed off with that crap.

Iraq. The biggest cluster fuck of all time. Jesus Christ. Just when you think it can’t get more screwed up, Blackwater goes and ups the ante. Fuck ’em. Cut ’em loose, prosecute the dick heads involved to show good faith to the Iraqis, and move on. It’s hard enough for our military men and women to deal with the insurgency, without these Blackwater motherfuckers shooting up the place.

O.J. has got to be the stupidest asshole on this planet. You got off with murder, and your worried about your goddamn football shoes? I don’t know if you got setup, but if you did, my hat if off to the folks who pulled it off. If you didn’t then you are more of a fool then I originally thought. I hope your ass rots for good, because this entire country is sick of seeing your fat face walk free.

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Sep 09 2007

Saintsbury

Type: Pinot Noir
Year: 2003
Location: Napa, CA
Link: www.saintsbury.com
Rating: 8 out of 10
Description: A good pinot that was enjoyed with a beef roast.

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Sep 02 2007

New Site Layout

Since I don’t seem to have the time to manage a huge website anymore, and MySpace has turned into “Useless Spam Space” (<– how witty), I decided I would try a simple blogging software package. I am currently using Nucleus, but may switch over to WordPress if Nucleus turns out to be crap.

If you happened to be one of the few that visited my site in the past, have no fear the “How to Reheat Fried Chicken” recipe and wine reviews will be back soon.

Check back for more of my Brain Droppings (thanks George for the euphemism).

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Feb 12 2007

Assholes That Don't Use Parking Spaces

While sitting in a Subway restaurant enjoying my lunch with a couple of co-workers, we witnessed a woman pull up in her SUV and park in the loading zone. She turned on her four-way hazard lights, got out of the vehicle and came into the restaurant to order a sandwich.

We sat there wondering why would someone do that when there were plenty of parking spaces 30 feet away in the ‘peasants’ parking lot. Even when she realized that the line was 10 people deep, she stood there and waited 15 minutes to get her majesty’s cuisine. Meanwhile, cars are having to swerve around her illegally parked car. Where’s a cop when you need one.

The only thing I could surmise, was that we had failed to see the big ‘C’ painted on the ground directly underneath this woman’s SUV that would have clearly indicated to us ‘common folk’ that specific location was indeed her’s to park upon.

So if anyone reading this little anecdote of my life happens to be at the Subway in Collegeville, PA, and notices someone parked in the loading zone, please be sure to ask them how far they had to get the silver spoon shoved up their tight, pompous, holier-than-thou ass before they were allowed to park their fucking car anywhere they goddamn please. I am going to bet the poor underpaid spoon-shover got up to at least his elbow before this woman thought she was worthy of such a privilege.

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Dec 04 2006

Tony Kornheiser: Worst Monday Night Football Host, Ever!

While I sit here watching the Eagles battle the Panthers, I am reminded of how absolutely awful Tony Kornheiser is as a football announcer. I thought Theismann was bad, but christ, Kornhieiser makes Joe look like Dan Dierdorf. Mike Tirico is the only competent one in the booth, and I guess we’re all lucky that he’s the one with the play-by-play duties.

And what the hell is with all the fantasy football talk from Kornholeser?!?! Is he getting paid by EPSN to push the fantasy site or what? I haven’t seen a bigger advertising whore since Anna Nicole Smith was pushing that TrimSpa shit on late night cable.

Point is Kornheiser is an ass, his commenting sucks, and ESPN should find somebody else for next season. I’d actually like to see Pat Summerall, Abe Vagoda, and Hugh Hefner in the booth. You would not be able to understand a goddamn thing they were saying, but at least it would not be the inane banter of Kornheiser (a.k.a. The Fluffer) and second-fiddle Theismann.

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Dec 03 2006

Guenoc

Type: Marsanne
Year: 2005
Location: Napa and Lake Counties, Middletown, CA
Link: www.guenoc.com
Rating: 8 out of 10
Description: A good white wine enjoyed with roasted pork tenderloin and au gratin potatoes.

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Dec 03 2006

Heart of the Desert

Type: Syrah
Year: 2004
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Link: www.eagleranchpistachios.com
Rating: 8 out of 10
Description: A rich wine with intense color and flavor. It pairs extremely well with spicy, ethnic dishes, but is an all around good wine to serve at social occasions.

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Nov 13 2006

Sam Adams

While sitting here waiting for Monday Night Football to resume from halftime, I started listening to Dust.wav by Perpetuous Dreamer (Armin van Buuren) and I thought how Sam Adams has not made a poor beer. I have had several varieties of Sam Adams over the years and can’t think of a single variety that I did not agree with. Thank you Jim Koch and the other brewmasters at Sam Adams for crafting such an excellent product.

Over the years I have had (of the top of my head):
1. Boston Lager
2. Boston Ale
3. Cream Stout
4. Pale Ale
5. Winter Lager
6. Brown Ale
7. Hefeweizen
8. Black Lager
9. Scotch Ale
10. Octoberfest
11. Honey Porter
12. Summer Ale

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Nov 10 2006

Firefox Weeee!

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Nov 10 2006

Clos du Bois

Type: Chardonnay
Year: 2003
Location: Geyserville, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Link: closdubois.com
Rating: 7 out of 10
Opinion: This wine was characterized by the subtle taste of the apple, pear, and peach flavors in the wine. This subtlty was accented with oak and spice. It was a nice wine to drink on a cold night with a good meal.

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