Monday, January 30, 2006

CW Interview with Craig from
Craig Newmark is a driven man. Driven and very committed with an almost altruistic desire to help people. In fact a brief look at the site affirms the principles that remain at the core of that philosophy for over 10 years.

Craigslist is about:

*giving each other a break, getting the word out about everyday, real-world stuff.
*restoring the human voice to the Internet, in a humane, non-commercial environment.
*keeping things simple, common-sense, down-to-earth, honest, very real.
*providing an alternative to impersonal, big-media sites.
*being inclusive, giving a voice to the disenfranchised, democratizing ...
*being a collection of communities with similar spirit, not a single monolithic entity.

Today the website is used by more than 10 million people each month and generates around 3 BILLION yes that is right 3 BILLION page views a month as well. Fueling this is the 6 million or so classified ad postings and over 1 million forum posts. Staggering stats to say the least. Even more impressive is the entire operation is maintained by a staff of less than 20 people who work out of a Victorian House in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. The reach is literally GLOBAL. There are now 190 Craigslist sites in all 50 States and 35 countries. And more to come.

Craig by trade is a senior Web-oriented software engineer with over 25 years of hands on experience at such firms as IBM, BANK of AMERICA and Charles Schwab. 18 years at IMB alone. Craig has become a pillar and strong community leader as a result of his vast experience. Serving on the advisory boards of Climate Theatre and the Haight-Ashbury Food Program as well as supporting local writers through Grotto Nights.

Since Newmark founded Craigslist in 1995 he remains the firms Chairman and surprisingly to some a dedicated Customer Service Rep who takes an active role every day in the company from answering questions via email, moderating the forums to doing quick interviews with people like me. Craig does it all! It is obvious Craig still has the burning desire to make Craigslist a success and retain the personal touch as well as staying as non commercial as possible. In fact all revenue is created by "Help Wanted" ads from the San Francisco, NYC and L.A. sites. You won't find any annoying banner ads on In fact Ad rates for the Help Wanted are well below the current market rate and a nationwide survey of 50 recruiters by Forrester Research Inc rated Craigslist as being more effective than Careerbuilder, Monster and Hotjobs.

CW thanks Craig Newmark for taking time out of his incredible schedule and doing an interview with CerebralWaste. We hope you enjoy it!

CW: Where did you go to school?
>CN:Case Western Reserve Univ, Cleveland OH.
CW:What gave you the idea or concept for craigslist?
>CN:People in the community. I only had one original idea, a mailing listfor arts and technology events.
CW:Where do you see Craigslist in 10 years? 20?
>CN:I'd like a craigslist site everywhere we're welcome.
CW How has the investment that Ebay has made done for Craigslist?*
>CN:There wasn't any investment.
CW:How many emails do you get per day?
>CN: Over 300.
CW:What kind of traffic does the Craigslist site get?
>CN: Over three billion page views per month.
CW:Did you envision Craigslist getting this popular?
>CN: nope
CW:What is on the horizon for Craigslist?
>CN: Improving the rental listing market by charging.
CW:Did you ever think about tossing in the towel and saying I QUIT!
>CN: No, I'm committed.
CW:What was the best advice you have received business wise?
>CN: Remember my sense of humor.

CW Craig thank you again for sitting down to answer these questions.
*You can read about the Ebay/Craigslist connection at the link provided in the question..

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

INTERVIEW with Dougie Maclean
Since his earliest days as a solo artist, Dougie Maclean has written song after song that speaks in the voice of his beloved homeland Scotland. Dunkeld Scotland to be exact where he lives with his wife Jenny in a restored schoolhouse that he once attended class in as a youth. It his here that Dougie founded Dunkeld Records. The label and studio that propels the music to eager ears around the world.

Armed at times (and often!) with nothing more than acoustic 6 string, Maclean has a solid knack for blending crisp folk lyric with a unique finger picking sound that remains fresh and pleasing to the ears of young and old around the world. Since taking the plunge and stepping out on his own in 1979 to pursue the solo spotlight (and with much success,) Dougie remains close to his roots. Shunning Major record labels to keep and retain creative control helps insure the quality and integrity he demands for himself and the music. Dougie Maclean simply has created some of the best music I have ever heard. Hollywood has noticed as well. His music has been used in TV Dramas, stage productions and even Major motion pictures.

Maclean is without a doubt a superstar in his genre and arguably the most widely acclaimed folk singer in the UK. Simply put, one listen to any album by Dougie Maclean and you can feel the appreciation in you soul for the man and his music. Born from this appreciation I am grateful for the chance I have had to interview Dougie. I think that you find it insightful and informative and I hope you will give his music a listen if you haven't already.

You can visit the Dougie Maclean official website here: WWW.DOUGIEMACLEAN.COM Dougie's new album INSIDE THE THUNDER is now available for sale on the site as well as past albums and Videos. (18 and counting!) The site also contain a plethora of other items such as concert information MP 3 downloads and of course a link to the Dougie Maclean blog! Even Scottish Folk Singers are into blogging! So without any further ado here is the interview!

CW: Dougie, thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule and sitting down for this interview.

CW:How did you develop your distinct finger picking style?
DM: I just listened to others and played and played!

CW:What brand(s) of guitar strings to you prefer?
DM: D'Addario medium phospho bronze.

CW:Will there be a concert DVD in the works?
DM: It is being made at present and features both solo and band material...available during the summer or maybe earlier!

CW:Any plans for a Dougie Maclean songbook/sheet music to be published and available for sale on the web or in stores?
DM:There are already 2 songbooks "Dougie Maclean Songs" and "Dougie MacLean Songs 2" Both are available from .Also available is a CDRom "Interactive Songs" with 10 songs and how to play them...also available from our webshop.

CW:Caledonia has been called by some as the unofficial national anthem of Scotland. Did it occur to you when writing this song would or could evoke that type of emotional response?
DM I wrote the song many many years ago when I was on a beach in a genuinely homesick song. I had no idea that it would prove to be such a popular and well covered song!

CW:Some of your songs have been covered by other artists. How many and which single one would you like to see covered? If any?
DM: Many of my songs have indeed been covered by other artists. It's always a great compliment to have a song covered...though I don't write songs with covers by particular artists in mind, in mind..

CW: Any chance for a Boston area show?
DM: I've done many concerts over the years in and around Boston...hopefully with many more to come! the best way to find out what concerts are planned is to have a look at the CONCERT LIST on As soon as concerts are confirmed they are put up on the site.

CW: How do you reconcile the issue of creative control with artists on your record label vs the need for some commercial success? It takes money to run a label and often the battle between label and artist can be intense. As an artist and business person how do you keep the balance?
DM:Dunkeld Records is has always been an 'artist owned' label, with the artists involved promoting their releases largely through their concerts and own efforts, with back-up and some publishing and promo admin. done by us. We have always been fairly zennish in our approach to commercial success and other artists on our label have shared a similar approach. Artists have always been free to come and go...retaining full publishing and recording rights. Of late most of the recordings on our label have been mine as our office is increasing busy looking after my recording, concerts and publishing.

CW:Besides sales what defines a successful Album for you?
DM: A timeless album that you know you (and others) will always love to listen to.

CW:How has your style changed over the years? (Musically, Lyrical)
DM: I don't know that my style has changed that much. I've always written from the heart about what I know and want to share. I've always loved melody and harmony and exploring with words, experimenting with diverse instruments and different musicians...sometimes recordings are simple, sometimes more complex and produced...sometimes I perform solo, at other times with my band, with strings or with a whole orchestra and choir! I've been lucky to have had the recording studio which makes coming together with other musicians to record a really relaxed and enjoyable experience.

CW:15- 20-30 years from now where do you see Dougie Maclean and the music? Do you see a time when you will stop and say enough is enough I have done my bit for God and Country and grab the fishing pole or golf clubs and retire?
DM:I have 18 albums of music available now, and lots of songs still to come. I don't think I'll ever retire though tours may become more occasional appearances at some point. I think I'll always write, record and play in some form.

CW: In US music stores your CDs are usually in the World Music section; have you tried to break out of that toward "folk", or is the Celtic label better for you?
DM: I really don't like being categorized..but World, Celtic, Folk, Singer-Songwriter are all long as the music is available it's fine by me.

Special thanks to Jennifer Maclean for helping me put this interview together and of course to Dougie himself for taking time out of his busy schedule and sitting down and answering these questions. Speaking of questions I would be remiss if I didn't express my thanks as well to THE COLONEL for 1) introducing me to Dougie Maclean's music and 2)helping me craft, shape and refine some of the questions.
copywrite 2006 by CerebralWaste All rights reserved.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Dougie Maclean: The INTERVIEW! A CerebralWaste Exclusive!!! COMING SOON!

Will be up shortly! If your a fan of Dougie this is something you don't want to miss. If you are not familiar with Dougie Maclean than visit and check him and the music out. You will not regret it! Try out a MP3 download while you are there. For around $1.00 us I suggest trying the song "CALEDONIA" off of the Dougie Maclean LIVE album.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Michael Jackson Seeks Job in Bahrain
By LARA SUKHTIAN, Associated Press WriterMon Jan 16, 3:13 PM ET
Michael Jackson seems to be settling in to the Persian Gulf. He has shopped for real estate here, been spotted in glitzy malls — and now it appears that Jackson is interviewing for a job.
The singer, his reputation in tatters at home after winning a grueling molestation trial in California last year, is negotiating a position as a consultant with a Bahrain-based company that plans to set up theme parks and music academies in the Middle East, according to a press release.
AAJ Holdings Ltd., owned by Bahraini businessman Ahmed Abu Bakr Janahi, said it wanted to hire the 47-year-old Jackson to give advice on setting up entertainment businesses.
AAJ, which focuses mainly on urban development projects, played a key role in designing Bahrain's ongoing Financial Harbor development and Oman's Blue City, a multibillion-dollar tourist resort with golf courses, hotels, and several dozen kilometers (miles) of sandy beaches.
According to the statement, Janahi believes Jackson could play an important role in the company.
"Stagnant architectural structures need content in the form of entertainment to revive them and that's where Michael Jackson will play an integral role," the statement said.
Jackson's publicist, Raymone K. Bain, could not be reached for comment Monday.
Jackson is reported to be in the midst of building a home in Bahrain, an island nation in the Persian Gulf linked to Saudi Arabia by a bridge.
In his last known visit to Dubai in November, Jackson was seen checking out some of the world's priciest real estate developments. His host at the time, Emirates champion rally driver Mohammed bin Sulayem, said Jackson was considering buying property here.
News reports out of Manama, the Bahraini capital, have quoted Jackson's publicist as saying the pop star is in the process of finalizing his Hurricane Katrina relief song, which will be released on Bahraini label 2 Seas Records.
The label belongs to Sheik Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a regional governor and the Bahraini king's son, who is reportedly spearheading the project.
Recording artists Keisha Cole, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, Babyface and R Kelly are among those taking part in the song, "I Have This Dream," reports stated.
Since his June acquittal on child molestation charges, Jackson has made several trips to Bahrain as a guest of Al Khalifa.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

50 Reasons You know you’re from Massachusetts and a MassHole when......

1) The person driving in front of you is doing 70mph and you’re yelling at him to go faster.
2) Even though Rt 128 and I -95 are pretty much the same road this doesn’t confuse you.
3) When ordering a tonic, you mean a Coke, not carbonated water.
4) You can navigate a rotary without a problem (you know what the term “rotary” means, and who has the right-of-way)
5) You carry MBTA (but call it simply “the T”) tokens.
6) You know how to pronounce Worcester, Wareham, Haverhill, Peabody, Barre,
Scituate and Cotuit.
7) You have driven to New Hampshire to get beer on a Sunday.
8) You know there are 2 Bulger brothers (and which is which).
9) You have been to (and love) Fenway Park (Go Sox!)
10) You knew there was no chance in hades that the Patriots would move to Hartford or win 3 games in a row!
11) You laugh at all the other New England states.
12) You know of a least 1 diner or food vendor to get something to eat in the middle of the night.
13) You can actually find your way around Boston (without a map or GPS).
14) You have gone to at least one party at UMASS.
15) The curse of the Bambino is taught in public school.
16) You have a “Yankees Suck” T-shirt.
17) Colleges are used as landmarks for directions (ie: Go past MIT until you hit Harvard, Take a right and go past Lesley, Keep going until you hit Tufts (actual directions!)
18) Doug Flutie is the greatest athlete ever.
19) Evacuation Day is a recognized holiday.
20) You know at least one guy named Sean, Pat, Whitey, Red, Bud, Sully or Seamus
21) You think the rest of the country owes you for having Thanksgiving and
Independence Day.
22) You laughed at kids down south for not getting "snow days".
23) You feel the rest of the world should drive as well as you!
24) The Beanpot is a hockey tournament, not a serving container.
25) You take great pride in Cheers.
26) You can recognize a girl from Revere by her hair.
27) You know exactly where you were when the ball went through Buckner’s legs.
28) You know there is a bigger difference between Roxbury and West Roxbury than just a direction.
29) Somebody calls you a "Masshole" and you take it as a compliment.
30) When the words "Wicked" and "Good" go together.
31) You actually prayed to God that the Red Sox win the World Series not this season but in your LIFETIME (“Reverse the Curse before I’m in a hearse”)…and you’re still recovering from the shock.
32) You know what a frappe is.
33) You know what the phrase "Big Dig" means (and how much it’s going to cost…at least the latest guestimate).
34) You could own a small town in Iowa for the cost of your home.
35) You know how to merge from 4 lanes of traffic into 1.
36) You know where "Southie" is and how it is different from the South End.
36) You're proud to drink Sam Adams.
37) St. Patrick’s Day is your second favorite holiday even if you’re not Irish (your favorite is Patriot’s Day).
38) You never say Cape Cod; you say The Cape.
39) You were emotionally moved when the Boston Garden was torn down.
40) You think Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter are more evil than Whitey Bulger.
41) You went to Sturbridge Village, Plymouth Plantation, and the Saugus Iron Works on grammar school field trips.
42) You know that somewhere in Mass there is a town called Brimfield and that a big Antique fair is held there.
43) You can drive to the mountains and to the ocean in the same day
44) You have a special place in your heart for the Worcester Firefighters
45) If you live in Charlton City, at least 99% of the rest of your family does also.
46) You know that the Mass Pike and 495 are some sort of mysterious weather dividing line.
47) You know that P Town is not the name of a Rap group.
48) You ask for “jimmies” with your ice cream.
49) You would not be caught dead eating Manhattan clam chowder.50) You do not recognize the letter "R" as part of the English Language.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Mmmmmmm R O O T B E ER Mmmmmmmm

I confess I love BEER.. Root Beer that is. I like a good beer now and then as well but I am, for lack of better worlds a ROOT BEER aficionado. From enjoying the delicate bouquet of an A&W Root Beer to the finer subtleties like having my own chilled mug while soaking up the warm BTU's of my woodstove. Few things in life are better than a good mug of Root Beer. To me at least.

I have become a very good self styled expert as well. Example: While my personal taste says A&W is the BEST Root Beer on the market hands down I have found some surprisingly good brands out there as well, that for as little as 99 cents for a THREE (3) Liter bottle will rival A&W on taste when compared on a "$$$ vs Taste" measurement test. Did I mention as well I am also CHEAP?


One should never EVER and I repeat EVER use ICE in a MUG of Root Beer. It is simply bad protocol and has the equivalent effect on taste like trying to serve a Budweiser as the same temperature of a Heineken or vice versa. It is bad form and bad taste.

Root Beer should always be served in a CHILLED glass. Preferably a MUG with glass at least 1/4 of an inch thick.

The Root Beer itself needs to COLD. Near ICE cold. 34 to 36 degrees is best. I have found true natural chilling outside to be the best method during the winter. Of course depending on your location and time of year this isn't always possible

Always have several MUGS on HAND and ready to go. For yourself and any "guests" that might stop by. A true Root Beer lover wants to share the experience.

Don't be afraid to experiment by trying different brands. There is a wide range of taste with various brands and there is one out there for you.

If you have a family member who believes ROOT BEER is BOOZE do not try to change their minds. It is futile to do so. This mentality can be changed but the cost is a high one to pay. It is simply not worth the effort. Leave them to their twisted beliefs and go on and enjoy a nice ice cold mug and be thankful they aren't popping over to drink your supply!

Always enjoy and finish your mug. This is the most important rule. The world can wait till you are done! ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though,security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A BitCross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940,when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorizedfrom "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a"Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are"Surrender" and "Collaborate." The rise was precipitated by a recent firethat destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing thecountry's military capability.It's not only the English and French that are on a heightened level ofalert.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly"to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "IneffectiveCombat Operations" and "Change Sides."The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to"Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels:"Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Wal-Mart has announced that they will soon be offering customers a new discount item: Wal-Mart's own brand of wine. The world's largest retail chain is teaming up with E&J Gallo Winery of California to produce the spirits at an affordable price, in the $2-$5 range. Wine connoisseurs may not be inclined to throw a bottle of Wal-Mart brand into their shopping carts, but "there is a market for cheap wine", said Kathy Micken, VP of Marketing.She said, "But the right name is important." Customer surveys were conducted to determine the most attractive name for the Wal-Mart brand. The top surveyed names in order of popularity are:
10. Chateau Traileur Parc
9. White Trashfindel
8. Big Red Gulp
7. World Championship Riesling
6. NASCARbernet
5. Chef Boyardeaux
4. Peanut Noir
3. I Can't Believe It's Not Vinegar!
2. Grape Expectations
And the Number One name for Wal-Mart wine:
1. Nasti Spumante

The beauty of Wal-Mart wine is that it can be served with either white meat (Possum) or red meat (Squirrel).

Thanks to the Colonel for this one!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 09, 2006


Delhi gets first winter ice in 70 years, Indian cold toll soars
09 January 2006 0216 hrs (SST)
NEW DELHI - The Indian capital Sunday saw its first winter frost in 70 years as a cold wave sweeping in from the Himalayas killed more people in northern India overnight, officials said. The capital city of 14 million people ordered schools shut for three days from Monday as the mercury for the first time since 1935 fell to 0.2 degrees Celsius (32.36 Fahrenheit), leaving mounds of ice on parked cars.

On January 16, 1935, Delhi recorded minus 0.6 degrees Celsius. "I was born in New Delhi and this is the first time we are seeing ice on grass," said Supriya Singh, a fashion designer. "It's just like snow ... It's heavenly." The city municipality late Sunday rushed to set up community shelters for some of the city's 150,000 homeless people as the weather office warned the severe chill would continue. "The indications are that these conditions would continue for the next two days before the temperatures rise," a spokesman for New Delhi's meteorological department told AFP. Haryana state's Karnal city, which adjoins New Delhi, also shivered at 0.1 degrees Celsius, eight degrees below normal for this time of year, he said. Nearby Churu felt the icy sting as the mercury tumbled six degrees Celsius to minus three degrees Celsius (26.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the remote desert township, the weather office reported, adding that it was last this cold in 1974.

The cold death toll, meanwhile, rose by another nine to a total of 146 since early December as eight more people died in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, and one in distant West Bengal province. Last year, some 420 people died from cold in Uttar Pradesh alone.

note: I did edit the article for space reasons. Please follow the link for the complete story. I am waiting for anyone to show me conclusive evidence that there is 'Global Warming'. The fact is there is NO conclusive evidence of Global Warming. NONE. ZERO. So why do the tree huggers continue to shove the idea down the general populations throats? Not only in the US but world wide? Seems as silly to me as drinking causes Spontaneous Human Combustion. If that is the case I should have burned up years ago.
Discarded Mouse Returns to Set Home Ablaze
FORT SUMNER, N.M. (Jan. 8) - A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature returned to the man's house and set it on fire.
Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.
"I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday.
Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window of the nearby home. The flames spread up the window and throughout the house.
All contents of the home were destroyed, he said. No injuries were reported.
Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.
"I've seen numerous house fires," village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, "but nothing as unique as this one."
via the AP and AOL's shitty service. Friends don't let friends use AOL.
Kind of gives new meaning to revenge is a dish best served cold err hot huh?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Subject: top ten thoughts of 2006
Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted.
Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
Number 6 - Some people are like a Slinky.....not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
Number 5 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Number 4 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Number 3 - Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?
Number 2 - In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2006: We know exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in North America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

Special thanks again to Judy "now that's a Toyota" Ebert for sending me this!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

3 Arkansas Surgeons

Three Arkansas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had
One of them said, "I'm the best surgeon in Arkansas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in
an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for
the Queen of England."
One of the others said. "That's nothing. A young man lost an arm and both legs in an
accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in field events in
the Olympics."
The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a woman was
high on cocaine and marijuana and she rode a horse head on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour.
All I had left to work with was the horse's blond mane and a big ass. Now she's the Senator from New York."

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


This afternoon while slurping coffee with a good friend and discussing the finer points of PATRIOTS football we had the honor of talking to Gary Cherone, frontman and lead singer of the band EXTREME. Gary is, without a doubt one of the BEST lyricist in the world. Bernie Taupman be damned, and a great lead singer. Gary also did a little stint with a guy and a band named Van Halen a couple of years back as well. You simply cannot argue with his musical chops. Now Gary is doing the very successful solo thing as you can see here:

We can only hope EXTREME can get back together on a more permanent basis in the VERY NEAR future. (HINT HINT) I sense there is a lot a good music left to be made with these guys.

It had been a few years since I had talked to Gary and he hasn't changed. Class is the best word I can think of to describe him. Gracious, generous and humble. No ego for a guy,(to steal a line from a guy named BonJovi) who "has seen a million faces and rocked them all."

It was very nice of Gary to take the time and talk with us about Patriots Football, The NFL in general and of course MUSIC. Thanks Gary. Hope to see you again and soon.

Monday, January 02, 2006

YOU MIGHT BE GAY if.........

If you read more than 2 copies of GQ per year.

If you watch and enjoy "Will and Grace"

If you drink Pink Champagne on a regular basis.

If you attend the opera.

If you attend the ballet.

If you think Pink Polo Shirts are acceptable attire on the golf course.

If you voted for Ralph Nadar.

If you think watching men shooting pool is fun.

If you own a Babs Streisand Record Tape CD or DVD.

If your car is as clean as the day you bought it.

If your truck is as clean as the day you bought it.

If you clean the house on your day off.

If you think the soap in the shower smells "nice".

If you use hair mouse on a daily basis.

If you get regular manicures.

If your regular massage person is a guy.

If you think a pressed white T shirt, ironed blue jeans and black belt is good fashion.

If you like Rainbow bumber stickers.

If you think Freddie Mercury was good looking.

If you use your traffic signals in Boston Traffic.

If you think a manly dog is a poodle.

If you own a cat... and ADMIT IT! (sorry Colonel!)

If you think Paris Hilton has fashion sense.

If you liked Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch

If you "peak" at the urinal.

If you watch American Idol by yourself.

If you like enjoy the song "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

If you keep watching "Midnight Express" just to see the inside of a Turkish Prison.

If you like Gladiator Movies.

If you worry about how your hair looks.

If you throw away the SI Swimsuit Issue.

If you subscribe to PlayGirl.

If you want to plan your vacation to visit the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah.

If you wonder if that pair of jeans makes you look FAT!

Of course these only mean that you MIGHT be gay.... Attending or doing some of things with your girlfriend or wife does not count. After all, you do sometimes have to support "SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED" for the sake of peace in the household. However if you do many of these things by yourself then you just might be gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that!!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

I suggest that everyone who likes music to have a listen to Dougie Maclean if they haven't already!! I have not been this excited about a new album/CD release by an artist since the follow up album of Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon in 1982. I was a wee little lad then!

Dougie's new album "INSIDE THE THUNDER" is now available via his website and will be in stores sometime this month. Even more exciting is in February Dougie will playing LIVE in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Friday FEBRUARY 3rd in PITTSFIELD MA at The Berkshire Museum (Tel: 413-443-7171 ext 10) (box office & main desk) 413-443-7171 ext 0 (after hours) You can check out furthur details at

Needless to say I will be there. Anyone else up for a road trip? If 4 to 6 people are we can fly out to the show cheaper and faster than driving!!!