July 28, 2007

Soundboard: "Leaving Las Vegas"

Hey guys,

Sorry about being late but believe it or not, it took me a week to fully recover from Vegas. So here I am to finally recap it.

I checked in on Friday night and immediately hit the casino, I figured I'd try my luck and see if I can come up with money to finally pay Marie... I broke even, so sorry Marie. But on the plus side, I don't have to sell you, so it's all good.

Well I accidentally lost all rights to TBF to a business man from Japan in a hand of Blackjack.. But luckily it turns out that you can blackmail a man if you've got the right evidence. So in the end I got the rights back and swore never to reveal his love of
underage male whores.... wait.

But overall it was great, it gave me some great ideas for next season and I even was challenged to step up my game and start tackling the hard shit, like politics. So keep an eye out next season.

I have plenty of pics from all my fun, I'm combing through them to find the right ones to share, I also have a few shots of yours truly... but I look like a fatty, so we'll see if I release those. Other than that, give me a couple of days to post some up...

Actually, that might take a little longer...

I just found out that Marie took off to a cabin in the middle of nowhere to get out and relax, which is good but also means I don't know when she'll be back and/or more importantly how to use the coffee maker.


So Vegas overall was a learning experience, I wasn't able to find another writer to add to the TBF team but there's plenty of land around me and I'll just keep searching. I have a few leads to check out and will continue to keep people posted on any major developments.

Until Next Time,


July 19, 2007

Soundboard: Sin City

"Sin City"

It's about three weeks into my vacation and already I'm bored!!

I need some excitement... something memorable, like that time last year when I first hired Marie. Ah, you should've seen it.. There I was, standing outside her place in the middle of the night with a boom box playing Peter Gabriel's "In your eyes" and crying out "MARRRIEEE, COME WORK FOR MEEEEE!!!!"

Looking back I only wonder one thing: Why was it raining that night if it was July???

Oh, wait... I got off topic

Anyway, So I need some excitement so I'm taking off, looking for excitement, finding danger at every corner, meeting beautiful women who would only touch me because of a two drink minimum...

That's right.. I'm off to Las Vegas!!

Actually I'm heading out there for two reasons:

#1. Actually have fun at the request of my Parents, my Brothers, my friends, Marie, H.C., my co-workers, Lady D, my barber, this one chick I know at Togo's, UPS, and this one guy I keep running into on the elevator.

#2. I still continuing with my search for new writers to add to the TBF team, and I figured.. where's a better spot to check out than Las Vegas???

So I'll bring back some great pictures (PG of course) and give everyone a update on my never ending search (which ends in two months) for new writers to "Stand up against all the wrongs that engulf our world!!!!!"

And don't worry Marie, If I win, you get paid, and if I lose, I have to sell you... either way.. I'll be fine ;)

Until Next Time,

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July 06, 2007


There were no submissions this week and honestly, I'm glad.

I've said all that I want to say, The word has been sent and hopefully I can find those willing to heed the call.

There is nothing left to say...

For now...


July 04, 2007

Brian and Marie's Songs

Editor's Note:

Well, you've heard (er, read) Brian: The Brian Factor is looking for one or two new writers to be added to the awesome, illustrious, nefarious and dead sexy TBF crew. This job is unpaid, but you get virtually unlimited office space (key word: "virtual"). And you get to rant about stuff! If you are interested, send an email with your name, contact info, and a short introduction about yourself (so we can see what your writing style's like) to thebrianfactormailbox@yahoo.com.

Brian's & Marie's Song(s) - 07/03/07

Brian: So call it what you will... Holiday Spirit, one too many root beers or just a damn good coincidence.This week we've got something super special for y'all. Marie and I are each giving a song for this week.

Either way you win!! Who says we don't care about people here at TBF?

Cause you guys are getting two songs this week...


So I am a gentleman (to the best of my knowledge) and, as such, Marie you may go first...

Marie's Song: Into Your Light

Honestly, I don't really do much more than scan through other people's Songs that are posted here. I'm not much of a lyrics person; I pretty much only fall in love with songs because of the music and the vocals. Reading lyrics bores me and you miss out on the essential qualia of music.

[Brian: HEY!! I see your point]

See? You shouldn't go around doubting me all the time. I usually know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, I realize I may be considered something of a hypocrite whenever I post up a Song. But that's why I always include a link to a download of the song, for you to hear for yourselves.

[Brian: Hey, I would post links for free downloads, but I don't know they do it.]

(Poor, poor neophyte. I shall teach you the ways of dubious legality file-sharing, grasshopper.)

But I just felt the urge to put up this awesome song. I doubt anyone who is reading this has even heard of the band Leaves' Eyes, they're a German/Norweigan symphonic/folk metal band.

"Into Your Light" is a song in English from their album "Lovelorn."

Listen/Download link 1
Listen/Download link 2
(Note: Neither of these web sites are affiliated with TBF and have no knowledge of being linked. If the owners of these sites wish for the links to be removed, I will do so upon notice.)

[Brian: Reason #2 on why I don't post downloads, Plus with my luck, I'll get sued and "The Brian Factor" gets bought out by crazy people or worse... White People... DUN DUN DUNNNN!!]

"Into Your Light"
by Leaves' Eyes

I've heard your song
And I've seen the light
In your eyes and it
Took me so long to see
Straight through the night
And through you

You're the depths of my own kind
And you're the heights of my creation
Wait for me, wait for me

Alone but strong when you're in my sight
Your love hit me like a stroke
Take me with you
Take me with you

Take me to that place ah
Where I feel so safe
Into your light I dive

I've taken this step
And we're intimate now and I am
I am joining your world
A formation of love and you shine
Through me

Into your light
Enter my mind

Mermaid medium of light
For the morning that comes
For the orchid that grows
Love me against all odds
You defeated the doubt
That was stuck inside me

Into your light I dive

[Brian: My Turn!!!]

Brian's Song: Fortunate Son

Fourth of July for many of us it means the basics:




Or is that one just me???

Anyway, call it what you will but I again am feeling nostalgic. So I flipped through "THE ALMIGHTY BRI-POD" and found a great classic song both appropriate for this Holiday AND also appropriate as a song to best represent my natural rebellious nature...

So for this week I'm spotlighting "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival as this week's Brian's Song.

"Fortunate Son"
By: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord.

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yo.

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no.

Like what you read, want to know more? Then click the link and learn about Creedence Clearwater Revival.

"Fortunate Son" is the off of... well any "Greatest Hits" album but if your one for absolute historical accuracy then "Willy and the Poor Boys". Both are available at music stores everywhere.

Got an idea for a future "Brian's Song", then hit us up and let us know, there's nothing fun and more truer than just sharing some kick ass tunes with the world.

We here at The Brian Factor want to wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July and remember to celebrate your freedoms everyday, not just tomorrow... because you never know!!!

Until Next Time,

Brian & Marie

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Soundboard: "See-saw"


"See-saw, See-saw, Fun for everyone.. except me..."

Ugh, es siempre algo, cabritos (it's always something, kids)

Things have been busy both inside and outside the TBF realm, So a quick recap of what's new...

"Houston, we don't have a problem, we're just straight up fucked!!"

So over at my Office, I have the pleasure this week of both my Modem and Router dying on me so now at work I have no Internet, no IM, and well that's about it. (I mean there are plenty of work related things that I use the web for but they aren't relevant here.) So now everyday at work is now 1990.

Good thing I kept my old Cassettes... WTF? MC Hammer? and Sir Mix A Lot.. Score!!! Quick Marie, Let's Boogie! "I like big butts and I cannot lie, You other brothers can't deny..."

OVERALL: So one good and one bad...Mostly bad.

"Lady D and Me, B."

In other news, "Lady D", Owner and proprietor of "The Gossip Fix" came by the Office to catch up on what's new in Hollywood, our personal lives and to give props for equal amount of advertising we've done for one another. I even got invited to The Gossip Fix's HQ to see how it all goes down over there.


"It's my party and... actually I don't even know if I'm having one, But I'll cry if I want to..."

So my Birthday is coming up this Saturday, I'll be turning "the ripe old age" (According to Marie) of 23.
[Marie: Actually, I've been telling him the complete opposite. After all, I've been 23 myself for several months now.]

About a couple of weeks ago i had made plans left and right.. ok actually I made dinner plans two nights in a row with different friends.

But the downside of having a Birthday so close to a National Holiday is that now, no one is taking my calls or making last minute vacation plans or caught up with some much around them that they can't have some time for themselves or just not being able to give a straight answer and honestly at this point I don't even know what's gonna happen???

Worse case scenario: I end up at a restaurant alone on my Birthday.. which sucks cause that means I have to pay for all the food.. :(

All jokes aside, I love my friends, and all I really want is to just spend some time with them and celebrate another year gone by. I know that I don't always win, but I'd kinda like to have this one.

Things go the way they go. All I can do is continue to do what I do best: Give love and support to my friends and just be the man I've always been.

OVERALL: Who Knows??? I can't give a solid answer since I don't know what's happening? I hope no one cancels.

"On the road again, I can't wait to get on that road again... Now which way is the freeway???"

It's time for your truly to hit the road. Off to new locations and hopefully find some new blood to add to TBF. I have a couple of leads I'm gonna check out, but more on that when arrangements are finalized.

Can't wait for the "fun" to contnue this week... ugh. :\

Until Next Time,