Futbol is King

With the Germany Soccer World Cup only 35 days away, I have been wanting to give everyone around me the soccer fever.  I seem to be late to the party because thanks to viral videos (The Numa Numa guy, The real Life Simpsons, Robot Dancing Guy, StarWars Kid) and YouTube it seems everyone is addicted to soccer. 

If you have not had the chance to see Ronaldinho’s Nike commercial, you are obviously not up to date with your virus videos.  You can also watch this funny spoof on the real commercial, which to me is impressive, in an interview Ronaldinho said that only one of the shots agains the pole was fake.  Another Ronaldinho video I love is the one of him as a kidRonaldinho is a very talented Brazilian soccer player, that plays for no other than my favorite soccer team in the world Barça (FC Barcelona).

There have also been other excellent soccer commercials.  Here are my favorites from Pepsi, or as Travis and I like to call it Vitamin P!

Soccer vs Sumo

Soccer vs Surfing

Banned Pepsi Commercial

I hope you enjoy the videos as much as I did, and hopefully the soccer bug is starting to catch on! because futbol is King!

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Logtar interviews Big Orange Michael – Podcast

Logtar interviews Big Orange Michael.

We had been talking for a while about doing this and we finally got to do an interview over the phone. I hope you enjoy it!

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Barry – 8:50

How I met your Mother


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Biggest Loser

Well, I am starting a little game at work… we are going to see who can lose the must weight in a 2 month period. And I wondered, why not keep track online too… so if you want to play send me your weight and height and I will include you on the game (weigh in will be on Mondays at 2:00 P.M.) Starting today!

Lets shed some pounds!

*** Update

Erin, from GiggleChick already had a weight loss challenge that I was late to sign up for… even though this one is started more because of work than because of the blogsphere she deserves some kudos for the great idea.

*** Update 2

Ok so now I have created a page to keep track of the weight and a flickr group to upload pictures of the scale if you chose to. If you do not want to use your name for the challenge, you are welcome to e-mail me the info (logtar has hotmail) and I will give you a non descriptive nick name instead of the link to your blog that I am planning… it is up to you. This is for fun and whoever wants to participate should… they say the best way to lose weight is by staying motivated.

We will have a grace period for the initial weighing this whole week.  As many people can join… so go ahead and send me your weights!

Also Mark told me about a cool website that is free and keeps track of what you eat… I am checking it out. Here is my “progress“.

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So the Easter bunny is gone

I hope everyone had an excellent Easter. I did, great food, better company, enjoyed the weather… what else could I ask for?

I could talk about how a bunny has nothing to do with the real meaning of Easter for Christians… or how the whole lent, lets not eat fish on Friday began as a monetary driven thing… but I would like to talk about religion.

Are you still reading? Good. I am not going to get too deep, I just want to talk about the resurrection theme. Christians do not believe in reincarnation, but I believe is a pretty cool concept. Having the opportunity to start over in some cases with a better foundation in some others as a bug to pay for bad karma. Some Christians believe in the concept of being born again via accepting Jesus as your lord and savior. The theme over and over is change, a clean slate of sorts.

Lent is all about that too, we give up something we really like for a period of time so that we can reflect on what is really important in our lives. At least for the followers of Cathol (isn’t that we Catholics are 😉 ) we tend to let Easter pass by and forget about so many things… we can again eat Chocolate or drink pop (some of the popular things people give up for lent), but what change have we really made in our life? Did we really reflect on what changes should be made? Why not start a new life today, the day after Easter?
For those of you that don’t believe on an imaginary friend, what about thinking of Tax day and making it a catalyst for change. I believe we can all make a difference in the world if we commit ourselves to looking inside ourselves and changing something.

This weekend I watched a couple of things that actually moved me. One was Born into Brothels, a documentary about a group of kids that through the art of photography change their lives after being born in the red light district of Calcutta. Kids with Cameras was born from that film and I believe we need more people like Zana Briski to change this world. Do you think you can be one of the people that will help the world become a better place? I also watched Oprah do a show on the new documentary by the guy the brought us Super Size Me. He and his wife lived for a month on minimum wage, and while the documentary itself does not show me anything new, I have lived in a household that was bellow the poverty line of income, it did bring up a good point. Is this the America we want to live in?

So, in conclusion after my various tirades. Let Easter or Tax Day be the start of internal changes within you. Take a little time to reevaluate what could make you a better person, a better family member, a better friend. If you are perfect and need no changing, then help others by supporting the cause of the less fortunate, the least you can do is contact your representative and tell them, we should raise minimum wage.

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Friday Feast Eight-

Time for another Friday Feast!

What movie soundtracks do you own?

I believe that the only one that I actually own is the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack from the one with Leonardo DiCaprio.

How much cash do you usually carry with you?

Two Dalla.

Are you more comfortable around men or women? Why?

Not really, I get along with both.

Main Course
What is the most mischievous thing you remember doing as a child?

Setting my Atari 2600 on fire after the AC adapter fried and I plugged it directly into the wall.

Who is the funniest member of your family?

My GrandMa is freaking hilarious.