Post 400 – This Site Is Big



One only has to look at the Archives page to see how far we’ve come on this site.  With sixteen months of posts the site has become something far greater than me just hacking away on the old computer box – it is a forum for each minister to update everyone in our esteemed society with what they think is important, and for us to keep in touch. 

Some ministers don’t post as often as others, they know who they are, and that’s fine.  I’m sure those ministers bring plenty of other things to the table.  But every post counts, even if it doesn’t get comments, you can say you tried to bring something to the table.

We will be coming up on our renewal period for Typepad, which is $150 a yr., and I have talked to other ministers and will not be moving the site over to a more open / cheaper solution because we would be risking what has taken so long to build.  I would be happy to pay for the site ahead of time, but like everything we do the costs should be shared – $8 a minister.

I’ve asked this question before, but I must ask again – Does anyone have anything they would like to see on the site?   I am open to suggestions.  I was thinking of moving off of the two sidebars on each side look onto a single larger sidebar on the right side.  What does everyone think?


– M+T

Procrastinating..More Like Congratulating



Putting off working on my yearly work review, I decided to look at the site and noticed that with this post we will be at 350 posts and almost 950 comments.  A year and almost a month old, this site as well as I.F.S. have come a long way, and none of it could be possible without everyone’s ongoing contributions (except Dane and Jimmy cause they haven’t posted). 

I will be purchasing three thirty packs of Adolphus in SB this weekend if anyone would like to join me at my new vacation home, the Mesa House.

Just as I gave you all Recent Comments when we hit 250 posts.  I am experimenting with new side content.  We now have "MOM’s Posts from the last 60 Days" to highlight our current MOM, the Minister of Trade.  As well I have added the "Category Popularity", which shows the most popular Categories for Posts.  Let me know what you think.

Links the Whole Family Can Enjoy


Mmm…I’m hungry, hungry for some "African American Flavor"

Look at him, he loves it.

This meat is making me sleepy.

Maybe Dad could read me a bedtime story.

How can I stop those plagarizing bastards now?

That’s right, I can use my special power.

No more clowning around, soccer is really really great!

And this month should be a lot of funB-days, graduation, booze, french people, and most importantly pancakes

Slushfund dreams.


Baumann + Bloc Party = Love



So our site can be like every MySpace page, ha, I’ve added a music player to the left sidebar.  Anyone who visits the site can add a track, you just need a working link to an mp3 and to title the track.  At this point I can’t edit the track list willy nilly, and the latest song is the first song played when you get to the site, so be careful fellow ministers.

We’ll see how it goes, but don’t be surprised if it’s gone in a week.  Comment if you love it or hate it.

Post 250, Now We Have Recent Comments


In a roll-out style reminiscent of the greatest Baseball movie ever, Major League, a new feature has been added to the site, since this will be the 250th post, we now have Recent Comments.  This way everyone will have the power to see who is commenting and on what so if there are multiple posts in a day they don’t get buried, and no one will miss out on Baumann’s magical racial epithets.

Let’s all have a great flapjack weekend!


I Wish You Were Funnier

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In my quest to find everything relevant and irrelevant to life, and achieve ULTIMATE POWER, my brother pointed me to this video podcast vidcast video show animated lite brite three minute comedy show labelled ‘theshow’ with zefrank.  Trust me it’s funny.  If you don’t think it’s funny Finance will give you a dollar.

How to Post Video


As the Minister of Athletics has been posting video, this how-to should help out anyone else looking to post videos.

1. Go to YouTube, or another video serving site.

2. Find the video you want to showcase, for this time we will post this. Link.

3. Copy all the code in the text box next to ‘Embedded Player’ below the video.

4. Now write your post as you would normally.

5. When you are happy with the text and images in the post, decide where you want the video.

6. Now click on the ‘Edit HTML’ tab next to ‘Compose Post’.

7. This will show you the code of the post, find the location you want the video player.

8. Paste the code from the ‘Embedded Player’ box into your post.

9. Now click ‘Preview’ and wait for the page to load.

10. If done correctly, you will see your post and the video as it will look on the site.

11. You can either click ‘Re-Edit this Post’ to make changes, or click ‘Save this Post’.

12. You are now done, and your movie of a monkey dancing is ready to incite jealousy in the mind of the Minister of Monkey Business.

Oh and one more thing, don’t forget to put a subject on your posts or they will only be accesible from the Archives once they are off the homepage.

Wow Dad.

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The American, The British, The Egyptian

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Good Ministers (and Rabbi),


I roused up this morning with a thirst for knowledge, cake of pan Knowledge.  The more I read, and the more I learned, I realized that we all must master our pancakes – as we must master our lives.  So follow this link and read, recite and relish our Glorious History.  And remember: Tippety-Tippety-Tin, Give me a Pancake and I’ll come in!

Good Flapjack,

The Minister of C. & R.

Hipster Doofus


Sb_015 Stumbling along with the Minister of C+R to his girfriend’s Friend’s party, I didn’t expect much.  My labored days at a computer typing endlessly, and a recoiled illness from the glorious weekend in SB with the established Ministers left me queasy.  But as a short, hot house party lead to a Hollywood bar my expectations for the night were quickly dwindling.  Crawling in the bar after a fifteen minute line, I ordered three shots and three brews.  Suddenly, I was Baumanned (up shit creek without a paddle.)  I had shots but no friends to give them to.  With the harpy suddenly approaching, I quickly dished them away, and preyed for better days.  I clung to the rail of the bar, I was wrecked.

We slunk to the deli across the street, not a deli, but an IHOP.  Yes ministers, we scouted a location in Hollywood for the greater good.  But what do we find, as we scramble for drinks at Barney’s Beanery, but a befuddled Minister.  We all may remember some rebellious boasting of freedom, but where did it go?  Apparently someone thought they could delete a post from my site:


My name is Chris Finance Finance and you have been Finance’d.  Go home and eat your hat.  Agains.

*All text in brown was written in drunken stream of conciousness and does not make much sense, but to preserve the integrity of this site has been left in its entirety.

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