My Earth Day Pledges for 2010, Do You Have One?

Happy Earth Day to you,
Happy Earth Day to you,
Happy Earth Day dear reader,
Happy Earth Day to you!

What are you going to do,
To keep sea and sky blue,
To reduce your C-O-2,
To be green the year through?

HAPPY EARTH DAY, EVERYBODY!

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iPad Wallpapers with the New England Patriots Team Logos

Happy Patriots Day, everyone American! The 2010 Boston Marathon is also being ran today, and many of my running friends are among those running. Good luck to everybody running, with a little more luck to my friends, hehehe!

As I’m making NFL team logo iPad wallpapers and going through the teams, the Boston Marathon being ran on Patriots day naturally prompted me to think of the New England Patriots. So below are some New England Patriots iPad wallpapers, . I only make wallpapers with team logos because players change too often these days.

There are many types of iPad wallpapers here.

  • Unique one-offs with full backgrounds.
  • Plain logo on a plain team colour background.
  • Embossed logo for those who like a little eye candy, labeled with “emboss”.
  • Small logo are for those who like a lot of plain space for their “padtop” icons.
  • Small embossed logo that look like a button, labeled with “button”.
  • Textured backgrounds like canvas, burlap, sandstone and steel, all labeled, which you have to see full size to appreciate the difference as the thumbnails don’t do them justice.

I try to design these wallpapers for a variety of tastes and usages. I hope you’ll be able to find one you like.

Please click on the links below for NFL team logo backgrounds/wallpapers (among other themes) for your:

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Edmonton Oilers Gets First Pick in 2010 NHL Draft, Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?

The Edmonton Oilers have just been award the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

If you were in their management, who would you pick?

Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?

Someone else?

Trade the pick away?

Beg Gretzky to return?

Do share a thought if you’ve got one in the poll below. I’ve listed the top 5 scouting picks.

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The rest of the lottery picks panned out as follows. Just as the odds had it.

# 2 -Boston Bruins

# 3 – Florida Panthers

# 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets

# 5 – New York Islanders

The way the NHL lottery rules are, there isn’t much of a lottery. If you had to play the lottery that way, you probably wouldn’t ever bother.

It’s been a pretty dismal season for the Edmonton Oilers, and this fan. I’ve been a fan since the 1980s when I came to Canada and, being a little guy, was thrilled that a little guy could succeed so well. Gretzky has been my inspiration ever since. The way the Oilers are going, putting the Great One back in uniform couldn’t hurt them!

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Lin Yu Chun is NO Chinese Susan Boyle, But Maybe Susan Boy

So, we have our first Internet singing sensation of 2010. He’s a Taiwanese Boy named Lin Yu Chun.

That was the reality show video that got him noticed, singing Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You… and sounding incredibly like her! I’ll even give him points for being better cause he’s not screeching like Whitney did. He’s a bit more breathy at the start and in some parts, but he can learn to hold that microphone just a tad farther away at the right moments. That’s the easy part.

However, I have a problem with the moniker the Westerners are giving him, the Chinese Susan Boyle.

Chinese???

Please. Taiwanese.

Things made in China just ain’t that good, K?

As for the Susan Boyle comparison, it was because he was on a reality TV show and didn’t look that great, but sang magnificently. Someone pinned Susan Boyle’s comparison to him cause he’s an ugly duckling that preyed on our judgment of people for their looks, only to sing with the beauty of a swan.

Most Viewed YouTube Clips Ever, as of Apr 17 2009, and still rising by millions per day then (click to enlarge)

But Susan Boyle was, and is still, the biggest Internet YouTube sensation. I don’t see anywhere near 50 million views in a few days, do you? I don’t mean on the video above, but do a search and add up the views on all the duplicates. It doesn’t even come close!

Lin Yu Chun’s video would probably be doing better if it had the electric atmosphere seen in Susan Boyle’s video. Man, that was something!

So sadly, in terms of Internet YouTube singing sensation, sorry Lin. Yu aren’t even close.

However, the way he sings like a woman, and I mean that in a complimentary way, may I recommend we dub him the Taiwanese Susan Boy.

The video below of Lin Yu Chun singing Amazing Grace is a better sample of his singing, in my opinion. I Will Always Love You was never to my liking the way Whitney sounded like a cat in heat for parts of it. Amazing Grace? That’s one of those tunes like a Bob Dylan song where you can mediocritize it and it still sounds great! And Lin, Yu sang it like you believed!

BRAVO!!!

Yu not Susan Boyle yet, Lin. But keep this up and you’re on your way! Hope to hear more great stuff in the future.

And don’t let the Chinese keep you down!

No worries. This blog has probably been banned in China for a long time now.

But when does Britain’s Got Talent 2010 start??? I want to know if they’ve got a British Lin Yu Chun! 🙂

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Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 4.9

Obama’s Barackets Finish Barely Above Half in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge

Barack Obama / Sarah Palin Spoof (show this to your friends!)

Please click here for President Obama’s 2011 Barackets.

We knew it was coming. President Barack Obama’s 2010 NCAA March Madness Barackets were out of teams by the middle of the Elite Eight. It started slipping down the ESPN tournament standings. It was only a matter of how far it would fall.

With Duke’s championship win (spit!), da Prez’s Barackets ended up beating just barely half of the ESPN brackets. He finished ahead of only a dismal 51.1% of about 5 million brackets entered.

And we thought da Prez knew his basketball.

Well, he did for a couple of rounds, picking good upsets in the first and second rounds. He was ahead of 96.5% of the brackets after Round 1. Then it started falling apart. But because so many high seeds started to fall, he didn’t do too badly until Round 4 as most people fell with him.

But when it fell apart, it really fell apart.

Better luck next year, Mr President!

I beat ya again this year. My ESPN brackets finished ahead of 77.5% of the brackets.

Glad to see you’re doing better with the health care bill. 🙂

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 3.9

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