Thursday, June 26, 2003

I give the Cavs a D for the draft. Sure, they picked LeBron James. I'm obviously happy with that pick, but it was an absolute no-brainer. I give them a D because of the Jason Kapono pick. Didn't they pay attention the last time they drafted Jason Kapono? Last time his name happened to be Trajan Langdon. A guy who can shoot very well, but cannot create his own shot, cannot penetrate, and cannot play defense. What a piece of crap.
Ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury, Chef's attorney would certainly want you to believe his client wrote Stinky Britches ten years ago, and they make a good case. Hell, I almost felt pity myself. But ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, (pulls down picture of Chewbacca) this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk, but Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it. That does not make sense...Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor with a bunch of two-foot-tall Ewoks. That does not make sense. But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case?...Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case...It does not make sense. Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca. Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen I am not making any sense. None of this makes sense. And so you have to remember when you're in that jury room deliberating and conjugating the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No. Ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury, it does not make sense. If Chewbacca lives on Endor you must acquit.
Did you see that Lisa Guerrero is in at Monday Night Football now? I know a lot of you were fanboys of Melissa Stark, but I never was. It'll be nice to see how Lisa G. does in the new role.

From my top 10 list to MNF... now if only we can get Elizabeth Hurley, Angie Everhart, and Paige Davis to follow suit...
I'm going to Cedar Point again on Monday, and apaprently Top Thrill Dragster will again be down. They say that the best estimates are that it will be down all week, but should be up for the July 4th weekend. How exactly does that help me?

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

A whole new world of Cavs basketball begins this Thursday. That's the day when the Cavs will select Brack Rayles with the number 1 pick in the draft.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

I saw the Hulk today. It was ok. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Of course, I never was a big fan of the Hulk, so maybe that had something to do with it. The Hulk himself looked better than he did in the commercials, but they used the trick of having a lot of fighting take place at night so that you can't really see him that well. Jennifer Connelly looked pretty good though, so that's a plus.

Ah, one other thing comes to mind that I didn't like. Whenever there were people talking they did these extreme close-ups on their faces. Half the time you couldn't see their chin or the top of their head. Why did they do that? I have no idea. I thought I was watching old episodes of Wayne's World.

Anyway, the Hulk gets a rating of 5. Would watch if it was on TV or someone else rented it.
I was watching the fight last night between Lewis and Klitschko and the gash that opened above Klitschko's eye had to be a half inch wide. It was horrible. It's unfortunate too, because he was beating Lewis. He had a chance to knock him down and possibly out as early as the second round. Lewis looked out of shape and looked like he had very shaky legs. He regained some of his composure later, but I still think he had a good chance of losing his belt if the fight continued.

That said, I think it was the right decision to stop the fight. As George Foreman said, there can always be a rematch but a man has to see for the rest of his life.

Friday, June 20, 2003

ESPN says that David West (national player of the year last year) from Xavier may slip into the second round because of some poor workouts. If that happens, I think the Cavs HAVE to draft him. I'd be extremely pleased with that pick. That would give them a huge starting lineup then.

PG - LeBron James - 6'8"
SG - Ricky Davis - 6'7"
SF - Darius Miles - 6'9"
PF - David West - 6'10"
C - Zydrunas Ilgauskus - 7'3"

I can only hope that the Raptors don't take the second round pick. I'm not sure exactly why they can, but it says that the pick may be conveyed to the Raptors.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

I was reading this on ESPN and I found it to be hilarious. This is from an interview with Doug Glaville of the Phillies:

"Not enough attention is paid to the off-the-field motivators that create nasty on-field grudges," Glanville revealed. "I believe video atrocities top the list. Curt Schilling assassinated my lovable Dwarf Paladin in EverQuest, happily smiling as his character stood in the safety of the town guards. That can create serious internal friction.

"I believe we need to analyze some of the video atrocities committed on PlayStation2 or Dreamcasts, or even the Commodore 64, if we need to go back that far. Teammates play each other all the time on these platforms in baseball simulations, football and other head-to-head games. This creates all kinds of bad blood when the winner is not as gracious as he could be."

Until now, those games may have seemed like just innocent diversions. Now, however, we know different.

"I'm of the theory," Glanville said, "that this could be a key explanation as to why some players have tremendous success against certain other players. Like Todd Helton against Bobby Jones (10-for-16, 3 HR). Or Mike Redmond against Tom Glavine (16-for-25).

"Maybe Glavine beat Redmond in Madden Football, 73-0, and poured Gatorade over himself after the victory. Maybe when Bobby Jones was losing to Helton in NBA Live, he 'accidentally' knocked the cord out of the wall, claiming it was a 'power-surge problem.' We don't know these things, do we?"
You'd have to be an idiot to click here.
Has anyone playing Midnight Club II yet? I want to know how it compares to Gran Turismo 3. I realize they are two different types of games, but still... Is MCII a lot better than the original, or is it basically just Grand Theft Auto racing?

Are you able to customize your cars at all? Any info would be helpful.

I can't decide whether I should get Midnight Club II or wait for Need For Speed Underground. Since I am incapable of making my own decisions, I need you to make them for me.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

I fell asleep last night at 6:30 PM and woke up at 7:30 AM this morning. Apparently I was tired.

Also, the Yankees suck.

Monday, June 16, 2003

If I ever open a restaurant I think I will call it "Pancakes and Prostitutes." I wouldn't actually sell either, but I think the name alone would be worth a lot of free publicity.
My pager goes off around 11PM tonight and the conversation went something like this.

Me: Yeah, this is Tim. Someone paged me.
Them: Hold on a second, I'm drooling all over myself.
Me: Ok, I'll wait.
Them: Your program is broken.
Me: Why?
Them: It won't accept my password.
Me: Is the caps lock key on?
Them: I'm retarded. Is the what key on?
Me: The caps lock key.
Them: Hold on, more drool.
Me: You are an idiot.
Them: I know.
Me: I was right wasn't I?
Them: I'm an idiot.
Me: I know.
Has anyone seen 2 Fast, 2 Furious yet? The first one was a bad movie, but I enjoyed it because of the cars (much like Gone In 60 Seconds). I want to know if I'll like the 2nd one for the same reasons.
The Spurs won the NBA title and did anyone care? I didn't even know that last night they could wrap it up. Granted, I've not been home for a few days, but still. I consider myself a fan of the NBA and I wasn't even aware that they were up 3-2 going into last night.

What does that say about the NBA? It can't possibly be good.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

I'm back from Kevin's wedding. It was a nice ceremony and reception (although the bride and groom left before it was over). An added bonus was that Lisa Bettag looked fantastic. She gets a rating of 10/10 that day.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Hulk, this is Shrek. Shrek, this is Hulk.

Why do they look the same? The Hulk shouldn't look like he is made of plastic.
I think they should change the NBA Finals for this year. They need to make the games have 6 quarters so that one team might score more than 100 points.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Since MLB has decided to further screw up who gets homefield advantage in the World Series this year, I hope that they end up playing the All Star game for 35 innings and it ends up as a tie again. That way maybe they will finally realize how stupid it is to not give the team with the best record home field advantage.

Hey, let's alternate years. That sounds great. Hey, let's flip a coin. Whippee. Hey, lets play Rochambeau for home field. Ok.

My pager hasn't gone off in 32 1/2 hours. It's a new record.

Sunday, June 8, 2003

Here's my review of Cedar Point. Important thing to note is that Top Thrill Dragster was down all day, but that it does appear to be very tall when you are standing right next to it.

Raptor - I felt that it was running too fast, due to the fact that it did not have it's trim brakes on because of the "enthusiasts" who prefer no brakes. I however, like Raptor to run with the trim brakes on, because it runs with less intensity. In my old age, I can't handle the extra G's that the increase in speed brings. Even though Raptor is #1 on my list of coasters, I give the rides on Friday a rating of 5/10.

Disaster Transport - They have supposedly added some 3D theming to the ride, and they have definitely fixed up the theming in the queue line. They had the air conditioning blasting throughout, and the black lights were in full effect. There are now less lights during the actual ride, so that helps it quite a bit. I give it a rating of 6/10. It's a nice ride to go on when it's hot outside.

Wicked Twister - It seemed to me that the launch was a bit faster than normal, causing us to come closer to the end of the ride. It's a good little ride, and the wait wasn't too long. 7/10.

WildCat - This was my first ride on the WildCat and I tihnk I've been missing out all these years. The cars are quite a bit bigger than I thought they would be and the ride is very fun. There are quick drops and turns all over the place. It's not the biggest or the fastest, but it's really fun. I give WildCat a 9/10.

Blue Streak - We sat in the second row and there was tons of air time. I think it was the most air time on Blue Streak that I can ever remember. I give Blue Streak a 8/10.

Cedar Creek Mine Ride - The Arrow mine trains are not meant for a person with long legs. I had to cross them at the ankles and stuff them as far under the seat as I could. That said, it wasn't all that uncomfortable. The ride is pretty smooth. Cedar Creek Mine Ride gets a 6/10.

Gemini Blue - We rode the blue train in the front, which is where I prefer to sit. It's much smoother there. It was in the rain however, so there was a bit of the feeling that we were going to fly right off the track. I like Gemini though. It's a quick line (as long as they run both trains) and that's always good. Gemini Blue gets a 8/10.

Gemini Red - We rode this train in the back. Because of the air time, and the whipping effect going over hills it bashed my shins quite a lot. I don't like the back on the Gemini anyway. The red train in the back gets a 4/10.

Magnum - I never really liked Magnum to begin with, so this ride didn't have much going for it. If you have short legs, you can get massive airtime, but again I am screwed because I can't lift my feet off the ground. The climb up to the top didn't seem to take nearly as long as I remember it, but that could be because I was distracted on the way up, which was good. I enjoy the pretzel helix, where you are nearly horizontal to the ground, and the return trip is full of tunnels and air time. I just don't enjoy it for some reason. Magnum gets a 5/10.

Millenium Force - This was the first ride of the day -- not exactly a small ride to start off the day. We had just eaten McDonalds about 30 minutes earlier also. This was the longest line of the day, but was still a short 30 minutes. I can recall trips where the lines were easily 4 hours long. I'm not at all intimidated by the Force anymore, and I don't know why that is. I remember I was going to have a heart attack in line for my first ride on it, but now I'm totally fine with it. It's very very fast, and the first drop is great from the front seat. We sat in the back though, so you don't get as much of that "falling out of the seat because the drop is so steep" feeling. Ryan apparently was dying though, but he did a good job of hiding that. The ride was a little slower than normal because it was still quite cold outside (it was 6:30 AM afterall), but still plenty fast to get the heart racing. I get Millenium Force a 8/10 on that day.

Overall the trip was very good. We got to ride everything I wanted to ride except for Dragster which was down. The lunch was pretty good, and the hotties were out in full force. If I go to Coaster Mania next year, I will definitely have to get more sleep.

Thursday, June 5, 2003

I'm off to Cedar Point tomorrow. Hopefully I will come back alive, but I don't know if my body can take the new ride.

Sunday, June 1, 2003

My prediction for the NBA Finals : San Antonio beats New Jersey 4 games to 2.

My second prediction for the NBA : I won't care about it until the day of the draft.