Monday, March 30, 2009

20 Best Guy Movies Over the Past 20 Years

A local radio show was doing a full bracket of the best guy movies of all time, so I thought I would put together my own list. Since this list is just the past 20 years I did not include some obvious leaders like Animal House, Caddyshack, Die Hard, Godfather, Stripes, Jaws, and Scareface. If I missed anything let me know...

1. Fight Club - 1999
2. Goodfellas - 1990
3. Pulp Fiction - 1994
4. Dumb & Dumber - 1994
5. Gladiator - 2000
6. Casino - 1995
7. Braveheart - 1995
8. Tombstone - 1993
9. Old School - 2003
10. Swingers - 1996
11. The Boondock Saints - 1999
12. Wedding Crashers - 2005
13. Shawshank Redemption - 1994
14. The Departed - 2006
15. The Matrix - 1999
16. Good Will Hunting - 1997
17. Unforgiven - 1992
18. True Romance - 1993
19. Saving Private Ryan - 1998
20. Dazed & Confused - 1993

I have to give some honorable mentions to From Dusk Till Dawn, Office Space, Blow, Boiler Room, The Devil's Advocate, & Snatch.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Triathlon Training

As a tax accountant this is the busiest time of the year. So to add to my stress level I am taking 12 hours of grad school and training for my first triathlon. I actually find a hard workout a great stress reliever, so the training has not been a big issue. Finding time to go to the gym, study, and get all my work done has been a challenge, but I think I am up to it.

I have signed up for two triathlons this spring. The first race of the year is called the Caveman Triathlon in Flower Mound Texas. The break down for this race is a swim of 275 yards, bike 11 miles, and a run of 5k. The second race is called the Texas Man Triathlon in Denton Texas. This one is a bit longer with a swim of 500 yards, bike of 17.6 miles, and a 5k run. Both races have their own challenges, but the Texas Man open water swim has me a little nervous. I have stepped up my training and hopefully will be in good enough shape for both races.

If you are looking for a challenge, sing up and I will see you at the finish line (hopefully!)

Caveman Triathlon

Texas Man Triathlon

Monday, March 9, 2009

Interrogator Shares Saddam's Confessions

Fascinating interview with an FBI agent who spent time with Saddam Hussein after his capture.