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Video of Me Singing Rockaroake at the MVP Summit

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff, Videos | Posted on 23-04-2008


What better way to end the MVP Summit than to have a really cool party at the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, WA.

Joe Healy sent me the video he of me signing on stage during Rockaroake while I was on stage singing a little Garth Brooks, Friends in Low Places (link below).  It was a blast!  Some of you may have heard rumors about how I broke “Rockaroake” that night but really I didn’t break anything.  Here is Jim’s quote:

Seeing Keith Elder get on stage and sing karaoke (and break the process) nearly paid the price of admission for me.

The back story is right when we hit the first verse of the song Ryan Olshan jumped on stage to join in the chorus.  The only problem was he was, well…. he was a little too happy at the moment to join in.  Right behind him was Javier Lazano, his wife, Nick Parker and his wife.  As soon as everyone hit the stage the band stopped playing and everything shut down.  Basically the MC said no fun was allowed and that everyone can’t come up on stage and for everyone to get off the stage.  Ok, so maybe I broke it a little.  The band then restarted the song.  John Kellar and Jason Follas were in the back of the room dying laughing and thus John tweeted:


Very funny John!  Of course I didn’t break it.  I guess the MC did.  Anyway.  It was a blast.  Here is the video of the performance after things got going again.  Enjoy.


Silverlight Link to video: http://keithelder.net/videos/mvpsummit2008/default.html

Media:  http://keithelder.net/videos/mvpsummit2008/SongsOfWisdom.wmv


Video: Dustin Campbell Eating Tuna

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 19-04-2008


Dustin, sorry, but I had to share this video with everyone because I saw you eat at least twenty pounds of  tuna fish over the course of the MVP Summit.  Consider it a farewell tribute since you joined Microsoft. 

The video was taken at the EMP museum in Seattle, WA on April 16th, 2008.

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The Redneck Elder

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 15-01-2008


Today was my four year anniversary at Quicken Loans.  Anniversary day at Quicken is always fun because typically what happens is your team leader writes up an email about your accomplishments and emails it to all of Information Technology or various teams.  It is used as a time to say thank you for all of the hard work you have done at the company.  The rest of the day you are flooded with congratulations and funny responses to fill your day.  It is one of those nice things that makes us different and it is always nice to get propped out to your teammates. 

One of the guys took the time to make this commemorative photo to capture the occasion.  Oh how the Northerners I work with make me laugh.  Enjoy.


The Elder Simpsonized

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 25-10-2007


Be warned, what follows is YASBP – Yet Another Stupid Blog Post

SimpsonImage Dang you Chris Woodruff for distracting my Xbox 360 playing time tonight by posting your Simpson image to your site.  While I will never be able to gain back those precious minutes of Guitar Hero I do have something to show for my time.  In the end I have a new shiny image that is the spitting image of me Simpsonized thanks to a really cool site called http://www.simpsonizeme.com

Before you head over there to generate your very own, you will need to know that you will need to find at least a 640×480 picture to upload.  The site then analyzes it and sets some defaults which you can then customize.  All I did to this one is change my pose and my shirt color.   Not bad I don’t think.

Another Personality Test – Left or Right Brain

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 17-10-2007


Ok here we go again.  I’ve posted several personality tests to the site and usually several of you joined in by posting yours so here we go again!

In the past we did:

What Transformer Would You Be

Programmer Personality

So today let’s do are you left brain or right brain. Here’s my results which are pretty interesting.  I guess it means I am well rounded.  I think this means that I’m logically visual, articulately figurative and practically intuitive.  🙂  If I ever have to interview again (which I hope I never do again) and someone asks me to describe myself that’s what I’m saying:

Logically visual, articulately figurative and practically intuitive

 Here are the official results.

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (46%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (54%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?(word pair test)
personality tests by similarminds.com

Another quick test to take is this one.


On this one the girl spins clock wise but also appears to stop, and then at times, occasionally she goes the other way.  So one test says I’m weighted more left, and then another says I’m right.

Ok fire up your browsers, take the tests and let’s see where you land!