Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Metallica vs. Obama

In case you didn't know, I'm a huge Metallica fan. Their new album Death Magnetic comes out September 12th and I can hardly wait. People have given Metallica shit over the years for being "sell outs", or upset with them over their stance on music piracy, but the idiots that get upset over that stuff don't matter to anyone.

To me, Metallica is similar to Obama, it doesn't matter what they say they stand for, what their roots are, it doesn't matter what they do, all they have to do is be the idea of Metallica. Be the idea of the baddest mother fucking speed metal band ever to strap on guitars. Unlike Obama though, in Met land, we don't want change. We hope for no change. Thrash with the one who brought you baby. We miss the days of Kill 'Em All and Master of Puppets, with unrelenting bass riffs and impossible drumming. We have had 3 albums of partisan rock, and we are tired of it. Quit reaching across the aisle to appease the masses and stroke me for awhile.

Don't get me wrong, I have loved every album Metallica has ever produced, but they all can't be number one. I love St. Anger, Load, and ReLoad, but Ride the Lightning is still my favorite, even after 24 years.

Anyway, here is a new song by Metallica: Cyanide

The video and audio aren't the best, but I think you could still get the feeling that Metallica is trying to apease the metal gods somewhat. The final two minutes almost kicked ass. It doesn't quite sound like anything off of Master of Puppets, but it could have fit on the Black Album quite nicely.