Thursday, November 29, 2007

Seek... You Won't Find

See, here's the thing.

I understand the whole hornyness thing. God knows I do. Yeah, I'm a boring married guy now, but if you prick us... Um... Poor choice of words. Anyhoo, I get that guys like pictures of ta-tas. No exception here, friend.

Still, I like to think that I have a sense of reality. I mean, I've got a pretty good idea of what's out there and what's not. Want ta-ta shots of... I don't know... Carmen Electra? Yeah, you're probably going to find those.

Erin Burnett on the other hand...

Look, I am just as enamored of the Money Honey 2.0 as the next guy, but I really don't think you're going to find those topless shots of her online. Given my traffic logs, I know you were looking. I don't question your taste, just your intelligence.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Little Help Along the Way

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You want to talk to a doctor, of course, but the procedure works, it's much less invasive than some of the other options out there and the recovery time is much faster than you might think.

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We Get the Government We Deserve

Far be it from me to criticize participatory democracy.

Okay, maybe not so far. Personally, I think God every day that we live in a republic, not a democracy. The mob is only interested in stealing what you've worked for.

Anyhoo... CNN and YouTube are running their Republican debate tonight. Shmucks with webcams get to ask questions of the candidates. Fine. Whatever. Here's my problem... Leaving aside questions from animated snowmen, we also have idiots like the one in CNN's radio commercial who opens with the following intelligent and respectful repost:

"Hey McCain... Nice suit, babe."


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Am I A Cheapskate?

So the Today Show (Cheers - Amy Robach on a weekday... Jeers - wearing pants) did a piece in their fourth (oh God) hour this morning about tipping pretty much everyone who enters your field of vision. Hairdressers, child care provider, milkman, gardener.

Am I the only one who doesn't pass out $20s like they are water? I mean, I tip waiters and waitresses, but I'm not sticking a few bills in the mailbox for the guy in the gray shorts and pith helmet. For one thing, unlike servers, these people are actually paid a wage. And, of course, there's the whole thing about it seeming like I'm trying to bribe a federal employee.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fighting the Pain

That's my Uncle Glen. He might not look like it these days, but when he was younger he was a pretty decent football player. At least, that's what my family tells me. His glory days came and went back when I was but a twinkle in my old man's eye. Still, even with the shine that time gives to memory, I think his old stories are mostly true. No, he wasn't a pro. He didn't even go to one of the big football schools. Still, he played ball in high school and college. He was pretty darn good and he had a great time doing it.

His playing days are long gone, of course, but he is still paying the price. Nothing catastrophic, of course, but he wrenched his back pretty badly his last year in college and there are still times when it bothers him. Sometimes when he has strained it in the garden or working around the house and sometimes it's just out of the blue. He wakes up and there is the pain.

Glen uses a lot of things to treat the pain. One thing he hasn't tried yet (but should) is Freeze It Gel. Freeze It is a great way to deal with the pain and discomfort all of us feel sometimes. Rub it in and it goes to work immediately... Easing the pain from sore muscles, muscle sprains and muscular strains. It works on back, shoulder and neck pain or anywhere else you ache.

I'm going to give Glen a tube of Freeze It but even though one tube of this treatment will go a long way, it won't last forever. If Glen had a year's supply of Freeze It Gel he would never have to stop doing the things he loves because of the pain.

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A Word to the Wise Should Be Sufficient

Not that you would ever do anything like rip a DVD. No. Certainly not. Definitely not the sort of thing an honest, decent person like you does. Me neither, of course.

Still, if you were the sort of person who wanted to do that kind of thing, then you might want to try using a program called FairUse Wizard. It's very easy to use. Pretty much a one-click solution.

Or so I've heard anyway. I wouldn't no myself. No. Of course not.

The Tidy Bowl Man and That Chick Who Says "You're Soaking In It" Are Next

The Associated Press: Actor Who Played Mr. Whipple Dies

Squeeze um if you got um.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Let it Snow!

So I went to my mailbox yesterday and found a big white padded envelope from a company called Izea. What's this? Back inside and ripped it open.

Turns out it had a small collection of really cool novelties. My package contained a total of three items. There was a scented pencil (orange), a package of colorful candles and a little pack of Insta Snow Fake Snow Powder.

Now, I could have tried any of them out, but it was the last that really intrigued me so I went straight to it. Just add water the instructions said. Okay, sounds simple. I poured the white powder out in a big bowl and added a little over a cup of water. For a second or two there was nothing. Then... Woosh! The tablespoon or so of white powder expanded to about 100 times it's original size. Voila! Instant snow.

I don't really know what this stuff is, but it is very cool. You could probably do some fun joking around with it, but the big use I can see for it is decorating the house for Christmas. The stuff is non-toxic so why not sprinkle it around the tree? Maybe even on the porch. Where I live, this is the closest I am going to get to snow so I might as well make the most of it.

Izea has all sorts of interesting products. Real oddities like what I've mentioned, floating bookshelves and much, much more. You can find out a lot more about Izea and their products by clicking on the links above.

Here We Go Again

Okay, I guess we have our answer.

Last weekend we had Amy Robach on Saturday and this annoying twit Jenna Wolfe on Sunday. Apparently that's how it is going to be going forward. At least for now.

NBC has never formally announced that Amy was the permanent co-anchor of the program. Their website only lists Lester Holt. I'm guessing that they are either planning on continuing the split duty or they are "field testing" both of them to see which one is better received.

We here at The MediaBlog have already made our choice:

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Damned Thieving Monkeys

Thieving monkeys 'out of control' in northeast India - Yahoo! News

This is one of those articles that brings up as many questions as it answers. To wit:

-Just what level of thieving monkey activity would you consider to be "under control? Really, isn't one monkey breaking into your house and taking your stuff bad enough?

-Apparently the monkeys are not content with stealing, they are also "slapping women who try to chase them." Now, isn't that really the bigger issue? I mean, maybe we can tolerate a little simian petty theft in the interest of inter-species harmony, but when they start with the slapping... Well, I for one say that the damned dirty apes need to keep their stinking paws off our womenfolk.

-Apparently, the regional government has formed a committee to investigate the problem. Proving yet again that democracy just doesn't work. How much study does something like this require? Ape steals, ape dies. QED. Next?

-Finally, putting on my Glenn Beck tin foil hat for a moment, I think we need to consider the possibility that this may be more than petty theft and a little bitch slapping. I mean, the article says that last month the monkeys murdered the deputy mayor of Dehli. Think about this for a second. A targeted assassination of a member of the Indian political leadership? Don't blame me when you wake up to see the red flag of simian revolution flying over India. A Socialist Banana Republic:

And what does India have? That's right. They've got nukes. Nuclear-armed monkeys. It could happen, friends.

Sometimes The Little Things Make Me Feel Better

Ten, twelve years ago Dean Cain was trim, playing Superman and dating Gabrielle Reece. Now he's cubby, the victim du jour on CSI: Miami and not dating Gabby.


A Little Help for the Holidays

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I Guess The Challenge Was Too Much For Him

Tallahassee Democrat - Body Found in Abandoned Shack at Tom Brown Park

The body is of a 30-year-old man who appears to be "residentially challenged," spokesman David McCranie said. The man's name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Residentially challenged? The man's dead, do we have to patronize him as well?


After a week of fear, Amy Robach returned to her rightful throne on the set of Weekend Today. The perfidious usurper, Jenna Wolfe, was consigned to the anchor desk where she could sneer and make odd, annoying comments.

Still, while we can rest easy today, the question remains: who will be there tomorrow?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Buh Bye

The Final Post . . . (The Colossus)

Geez... And I thought I was self-important.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Flash Those Pearly Whites

I don't have the greatest teeth in the world.

No, I'm not some sort of hideous, saber toothed monster. My teeth look good, they just sometimes don't feel so great. I have sensitive teeth. Sometimes... Most of the time in fact... They don't cause me any problems. Once in awhile, however, and for no apparent reason, they start to bother me. Hot coffee, cold ice cream, crunchy snacks, chewing a steak... It can be just about anything. When my teeth are bothering me, just eating and drinking is a real ordeal.

I've tried a lot of toothpastes aimed at people like me. Most of them do something, but I've never really found one that seemed like it actually solved the problem. At least, I hadn't until I tried out Biotene.

Unlike many other products out there, Biotene doesn't just mask the problem... It actually solves it by going to the source of your discomfort. It is a sensitive toothpaste for those of us who want to have a clean, healthy smile but don't want to suffer for it.

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Broken Records

Here's the thing about Dave Ramsey.

Yeah, he gives some solid financial advice. The problem is that he gives the SAME financial advice over and over and over again. Repetition may be a great form of teaching, but it quickly turns into a lousy form of radio. How many times can one man say "beans and rice, rice and beans" in two hours?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Leg Up

You can't live their life for them.

Face it, your kids are going to have to get through life on their own. Much as you want to protect them, much as you want to shelter and shield them from all the problems and difficulties that life has in store for each and every one of us, the fact is that the chicks have to leave the nest and fly.

What you can do is make sure that they are ready to soar when the time comes. The best way to do that is to make sure they get a great education. One of the ways you can help to guarantee that is by helping them over the hurdles. When they come up against a wall they can't quite get over on their own, get them the help they need. Get them to a Score Learning Center. Score knows how to help your kids live up to the potential you know they have.

I'm going to make sure the Bloglet gets all the help she needs to succeed. Give your kids the sort of start they deserve. Give them an of the Innovative Tutor from Score.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

An Encyclical From Pope Howard I

Dean says Jews can go to heaven - Mike Allen -

All of my readers who are members of The Tribe can relax. Turns out that the keys of the Kingdom aren't in St. Peter's hands after all. Instead, they are comfortably resting in Howard Dean's hip pocket.

It appears that the Democrat platform in 2008 will include that theological truth... Right there alongside the endorsements of infanticide and sodomy.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Concrete Floors

What's your garage floor look like?

I've got a new house (less than three years old) and already the floor doesn't look so great. Well, the portion of the floor that isn't covered in boxes anyway. Most of that is my fault. I've let oil drop from my mower. There are a couple of cracks too. It isn't a mess by any means but it could look better.

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Maybe the Cold Got To Ann's Brain

We have a long history around here of questioning the intellectual capability of The Today Show's Ann Curry. Today, further evidence of her declining mental state. To wit:

"I have wondered if I am Black."

A Riddle Inside A Mystery Inside an Enigma From a Blackberry


And now, as part of our continuing coverage of Missing Beauty: The Disappearance of Amy Robach...

The MediaBlog can announce that we are now the only media outlet to make direct contact with Ms. Robach. Apparently she has her Blackberry with her... Wherever she is. In response to an inquiry from The MediaBlog, we received the following response from a person claiming to be Ms. Robach:

"I'll be back next Saturday."

Five words... Six words... Four words and a contraction... However you quantify it, this was the extent of the response that Ms. Robach was able to send. While clear on its surface, this response leaves open as many questions as it answers:

-Is Ms. Robach now only going to be hosting the Saturday edition of Weekend Today?

So, as we said, as many questions left open (1) as answered (1).

Stay tuned to The MediaBlog for continuing coverage of Missing Beauty: The Disappearance of Amy Robach. We now return you to our previously scheduled program already in progress.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The MediaBlog Explains It All: Special Laurie Dhue Edition

We don't know if Laurie is engaged.
We don't know if Laurie is divorced.
We don't know if Laurie has had plastic surgery.

We do know that we would gladly give ourselves over to the pagan lusts of this Amazon she-beast. All she has to do is pick up the telephone.

How I Know Al Gore's Planetary Emergency Is Over

The guys on Football Night in America turned the lights back on so everything must be okay now.

Unless NBC was running some sort of stunt last week, but that couldn't possibly be true. Could it?

Is It Time To Move On?

Yes, we continue to worry about the disappearance of Amy Robach, but we have to start asking ourselves if it is time to move on. I mean, it's been almost 12 hours. We may have to start facing facts. There is so much hotness out there, it is wrong to spend all our time focusing on the (possibly) lost hotness of Amy Robach, isn't it?

I mean, look at Courtney Friel over at Fox News today:

Wait! No, dammit! We're not going to give up on Amy yet! We know you're out there Courtney... I mean Amy! We know you're out there and we won't give up until we find you. We won't be distracted by white blouses with plunging... Um... Huh? Where was I? Amy! That's right! We're still looking, Amy! Hang on!

I Thought They Called It Middle School These Days

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Where My Mind Is Right Now

I'm having impure thoughts about that hot blonde bride in the Secret Clinical Strength commercials.

Have You Seen These Legs This Woman

They always say that in any missing person case, the most important thing is to get a picture of the missing person out to the media as quickly as possible. What I now do, I do in the interest of public safety and for no other reason. Really. I swear.

Problem Solved

Color Me Badd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So I'm indulging in a little early 90s nostalgia by watching a couple of back to back episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 on SoapNet.

Episode One has Brenda traumatized after she was robbed at gunpoint at The Peach Pit. Thankfully, after sixty minutes, one counseling session and a police lineup, she was able to get past her trauma and the entire event behind her. In fact, she never mentioned it again.

Episode Deux moves on to some far more important topics. Strippers who are working their way through graduate school (you know... Like at Duke) and sneaking in to hotels to see the 90s group Color Me Badd. Kelly... Donna... One of the blonde girls manages to make it to the suite and sit down with the group. They talk about the trials and perils of fame... The crowds, the loss of privacy... The horrors.

That problem wasn't resolved in an hour, but I think we can say that they are no longer troubled by the throng.

2 + 2 = Um...

I'm not all that great at math.

Let's just be honest. For a lot of us, the last time we did math more complex than balancing our checkbook was a long, long time ago.

One of these days the bloglet is going to need help with her math homework. Now, I'm pretty confident that I can help her with a lot of it. Still, if she runs into trouble that I can't deal with, I am NOT going to let her struggle. I am going to make sure that she gets the help she needs.

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Woah! Woah! Woah! Woah!

So I tune into Weekend Today...

Where the frack is Amy Robach? Who the crap is Jenna Wolfe? What does NBC think I am, their whore? They can't just trifle with my affections like this. Amy Robach yesterday, this Jenna tramp today. I need to know what to expect each morning. I need to know:

1. Whether I'm going to be able to lust after someone and
B. Who that someone will be

I've said before that Amy is colder than Campbell Brown was, but she's undeniably hot. This Jenna person isn't. Not in my book anyway.

Is this temporary? They didn't say anything about Jenna filling in for Amy. They even had her name in the credits. Does this mean we're going to get Amy on Saturdays and Jenna on Sundays? Does it mean that yesterday was Amy's last day on Weekend Today?

Don't leave us in the dark, you bastards! My nether regions need information!!!


Goodbye, Amy (if this is goodbye), we hardly knew ye.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Breathe, Man! Breathe!

Winona Ryder to Play Spock's Mother in "Star Trek"

You know, I'm really trying to give J.J. Abrams the benefit of the doubt on all this. I mean, I thought the Battlestar Galactica reload would be a fracking disaster (A chick as Starbuck? Come on!). I had that completely wrong so maybe I should reserve judgment on this one.

Still, every time stuff like this comes out I start to hyperventilate.


Daily Kos: Clinton campaign lied about tip

When even Lefty blogs are criticizing her, you know that the Hillary Clinton campaign is a little off the rails right now. Yeah, this is one of those campaign stories that really don't mean very much. Still, like the fiasco with the illegal alien driver's licenses, it shows a campaign that is prone to mistakes... Probably because a sense of inevitability has taken over.

Pride goeth, Hillary. Pride goeth.

Happy Birthday!

And thank you.

Friday, November 09, 2007

I Wonder If She Was A Katrina Evacuee?

Substitute Teacher's Lessons Enrage Parents - Education News Story - WMAQ | Chicago

So a substitute teacher in the Houston, Texas school district is going around telling kids that sugar is cocaine, Burger King food has hormones in it that will kill you and, of course, toothpaste contains rat poison.

Houston's tough-minded response? Tell her not to do it again.

Yeah, that'll show her. What does it take to get fired from the Houston Independent School District? Hell, fired? She's a sub for God's sake? Stop calling her. Surely to God there is someone on the sub list who hasn't been hitting the crack pipe quite that hard.

Taking Good Care

Someday we are going to beat Alzheimer's Disease. This terrible scourge has robbed too many people of their spouses, their grandparents and friends. With all the work being done, however, and with all the promising research and leads it is only a matter of time until Alzheimer's Disease is a thing of the past.

While we all wait, hope and pray for the success of the research, the fact of the matter is that people with Alzheimer's are suffering today. They and their families need your help if they are going to receive the quality care they so desperately require. You may not work in a medical treatment facility, but that does not mean that you cannot play a part in helping to ensure that Alzheimer's sufferers receive great care.

By visiting the Alzheimer's Foundation of America eStore, you can purchase a great holiday gift. All of the proceeds from your purchase will go toward the Alzheimer's Foundation's efforts to ensure that people with Alzheimers never go without good care. Can you imagine having a spouse, a parent or any other family member with this disease? For many of us, we don't have to imagine because we have gone through it. But imagine if you were constantly afraid that they would not get the sort of care they need and deserve. That would just be unbearable. Good care makes all the difference and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America works to make sure it is available to all in need.

As we get close to the Holidays, this is a great time to do your part. Either by making a purchase at the Foundation's eStore or by simply making a donation. We really start thinking more about family at this time of the year. Isn't it worth just a little bit to make sure that some other family won't spend the Holiday's worrying about their loved one?

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T-Minus One Week And Counting

The Philips Phile Video Blogs

So Jack has started doing a video blog of the Phile. For the most part, it's a daily (or nearly so) recap of show prep. It seems like the only member of the Phile who is genuinely enthused about it is Jack and he's the guy behind the camera. Yeah, it's mostly people staring at computer monitors and eating lunch. Still, it's like driving past a car accident: you have to look.

Still, given Jim's:
a) tendency toward crotchetyness
b) tendency to be excited by something and then completely lose interest guess is that the camera will be in the drawer inside of a week.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Maybe I'll Do A Little Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita

An Evangelical Rethink on Divorce? - Yahoo! News

I always like it when secular publications try to throw their two cents in on theological issues about which they know absolutely nothing.

This week it's Time Magazine which somehow manages to divine a new Evangelical attitude on divorce based on one controversial article in Christianity Today.

Long story short, CT article suggests that there are more Biblical justifications for divorce than those commonly cited. Using this as a jumping off point, Time goes on to explore traditional Evangelican thought and attitudes toward divorce using as its baseline some preconceived notion of how the high collar, judgemental conservative Christians that are much more common in the imaginings of Time writers than in actual churches react to it. Whew... Long sentence...

Anyhoo, it goes on to say that most Evangelicals have a sort of pragmatic attitude toward divorce since it is so common, even in their own ranks, and instead draw the line at remarriage. Why, many remarried couples even find themselves denied church membership.

I would love to find these "many" couples that are being turned away from church because they are remarried. I really would. I don't think they exist. Oh, I'm sure there are a few somewhere. Some little podunk church at the back end of Possum Holler that also insists the men's hair be less than 3/4 of an inch long and women's hair has to reach the floor. They are not representative of anything in the larger Evangelical movement. My own church is filled with the remarried. I never believe articles that talk about "many" this or "some" that or "several" these. Unless you can give me numbers, I ain't buying it.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The MediaBlog Explains It All

We're back, friends. Yes, it's the ever-popular The MediaBlog Explains It All, wherein we answer you questions as deduced from our traffic log. You typed something in Google to get here. As it turns out, you probably didn't find what you were looking for, but we'll make it right... And away we go!

-The United States electoral college consists of 538 electors: 435 (one for each congressional district), + 100 (two for each state) + 3 (District of Columbia)... There now you can finish your 7th grade research paper.

-We don't know if Laurie Dhue is bisexual. But we can hope. (Yes, I made the same joke about Megyn Kendall... The classics work in any situation.)

-We don't know if Laurie Dhue is divorced. Frankly, we don't think it's that important since we are perfectly willing to be her sex toy with no strings attached.

-New York has 31 electoral votes... Aren't you done with that paper yet?

-How many times do we have to tell you? We know nothing about Jeff Probst's penis... Nor do we want to.

-Nor do we know anything about the German Pain Olympics. Of course, if there is a Pain Olympics, it makes sense that it would take place in Germany. Still, while it is logical, we can neither confirm nor deny its existence.

Pencils Down

Writers strike sends shows into reruns - Yahoo! News

I have only one memory of the last writers strike:

Hal Gurney's Network Time Killers

The Bitch Is Back?

Rosie O’Donnell in Talks to Join MSNBC - New York Times

Isn't Olbermann bad enough? Why does NBC/Universal want to piss in the face of the American people?

Nudie Books

Groups attack military store sex mags -

There are two ways to look at this. One is that the military is clearly disobeying the law by selling Playboy at the PX. The law banning porn from military stores defines it as material "the dominant theme of which depicts or describes nudity." If that ain't Playboy, I don't know how else to describe it.

The other way to look at it is that if guys who are getting shot at want to buy a nudie book, I'm inclined to look the other way.

So, in other words... And I say this as an arch-Right Wing Conservative Christian... Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association can go pound sand.*

And by "pound sand", of course I mean "go fuck themselves."

Thursday, November 01, 2007


You may have noticed that this year we did not mock Ann Curry for her Halloween costume. There is a reason for this.

Ann Curry wasn't there for Halloween. I guess she was thawing out from her sojourn in Antarctica or something. Whatever the reason, there's no fun in mocking the rest of the crew.

Yeah, I could talk about how the Lily Munster makeup made Meredith look like she is 85. I could say that I'm not positive whether seeing Natalie Morales dressed up as Eddie Munster is hot or creepy.

My heart's just not in it though. If I can't call Ann Curry an idiot, why bother?


Why not a little more blogporn tonight?

You know, sometimes Nicole Kidman doesn't look so great. She's too thin, I think maybe she's had a little work done that didn't quite... Well... Work. Yes, sometimes she doesn't look so great.

This is not one of those times:

If Not Hillary Then Who?

There seems to be a general consensus that Hillary Clinton stumbled in the recent debate. Her handling of the driver's licenses for illegals was lousy and her rivals were very quick to jump on it.

It is much too early to be giving the Clinton campaign the last rites. Just the opposite, actually. She has been and she remains the prohibitive favorite for the Democrat nomination.

Still, now that the giant has shown a bit of weakness, the question must be asked... If Hillary slips, who among her rivals really has a chance to step up?

You can say what you like about the Republican field. It may not inspire everyone, but there are at least four credible candidates. Arguably even five. Can an objective observer say the same thing about the Democrats?

If not Hillary then who?

Obviously, if Hillary is out of the picture then the only remaining options among the declared Democrat candidates are Obama and Edwards... Lightweights both. Of course, the three hundred pound gorilla in the room is Al Gore, but one thinks that his moment has passed. Or, if it hasn't, it will very, very soon. There just will not be enough time left.

By putting so many of their eggs in one basket... And a brittle basket she is... The Democrats are playing with fire.

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Friends, a little treat for your Thursday night. Tomorrow is Friday and then the weekend. Time to relax, put the workweek behind you and focus on what matters.

To that end, we give you a little present. A pair of booted beauties for your viewing pleasure. Now, I understand that Paris Hilton isn't everyone's taste. Still, isn't this the best way to see the young heiress? I mean, you can see her without having to listen to her.

And then, of course, there is the lovely Miss Dhue. You do understand that she is evil, right? Why else would she be sitting on a stool, wearing boots, her legs crossed. You don't see Lester Holt sitting like that, do you?

Oh well... Enjoy!

On Your Side

Isn't it great to know you are not alone?

When you purchase flooring for your home online you are making a major commitment. You want to make certain that you are going to get real value for your money. That's why it is important to know that if you have any problems, the company that sold you the flooring will do what is necessary to make things right. Thankfully iFLOOR is ready to do just that and they are going to put their money where their mouth is:

iFLOOR, America's largest online flooring retailer, today announced a $1,000,000 limited warranty designed to protect its customers from predatory manufacturer policies that exclude warranty coverage from online purchases.

The policy, which goes into effect immediately, offers up to one million dollars of coverage in the event that a customer's warranty claim is denied specifically because they made their purchase online. It is complimentary for every iFLOOR customer, and protects the buyer under the same terms as the original product warranty.

iFLOOR, Inc. CEO, Steve Simonson, came up with the program to combat "scare tactics" used by manufacturers of hardwood floors and laminate flooring. "Their idea is to discourage you from buying at a discount!" wrote Simonson in his blog "It's About Flooring". "This is not right! You deserve to save money! So we're going to take care of this problem once and for all."

And it would appear that federal law is on his side. Section 108 of the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Act, states that, "In general, tie-in sales provisions are not allowed. Such a provision would require a purchaser of the warranted product to buy an item or service from a particular company to use with the warranted product in order to be eligible to receive a remedy under the warranty."

Under iFLOOR's new warranty, a key provision allows for iFLOOR to "seek justice" on behalf of the customer in the event of legal action. According to Simonson, "I'm putting iFLOOR's money where my mouth is."

About iFLOOR, Inc.
Since 1998, has been the leading online and retail flooring company, with 36 local retail stores nationwide offering more than 70,000 products, including hardwood floors, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring and cork floors. is the largest online flooring retailer according to Internet Retailer Magazine, and was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States for the past three years. Committed to quality customer service, superior selection and friendly expert advice, enables customers to buy flooring both online and in its retail stores at a substantial savings over traditional retailers. For more information about iFLOOR, please visit