Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Oh wait. Bad news everyone! Juan Gonzalez pulled his hamstring after one at bat and is going back to the DL.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
I want the Cavs to re-sign Z to a reasonable contract (no more than 10 mill per year) and then I want the Cavs to go out an sign Ray Allen or Michael Redd. That's it. That's the list.
Also, I hate the Browns.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Apparently not so stupid that no one would try just that... Two people did just that in England.
How does that plan get laid out?
Person 1: I've got a great idea! Let's re-enact Star Wars at home! I even know how to create the light sabers.
Person 2: Awesome idea. How do we do that?
Person 1: I've got some used fluorescent light tubes laying around...
Person 2: But how do you we get the glow down? We don't have millions of dollars to spend on special effects.
Person 1: Hmm. You're right. That's tricky.
Person 2: Ah-ha! I've got it. Let's pour gasoline in the tubes and light it on fire.
Person 1: Brilliant!
Person 2: Brilliant!
Monday, May 23, 2005
Here are pictures for all of you to marvel at the glory of the arcade machine and the vending machine together at last.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
If you don't want anything spoiled then don't read this.
1. The acting was not nearly as poor as in the first two movies.
2. The writing, while still sub-par, also wasn't as bad as in the first two movies.
3. Space battles!
4. James Earl Jones' voice!
5. Plenty of lightsaber goodness.
6. Tied in well with episode IV.
7. There was actually some powerful imagery (in the Jedi temple before Anakin dispatches the children.)
8. Jar Jar was in it for maybe a total of 20 seconds.
1. I didn't like the "camera" work in the space battle. I would rather see it from a range rather than be attached to a moving/spinning ship.
2. Darth Vader sounded like a pansy at the end when he found out Padme was dead. I was expecting more of an emotionless bad ass.
3. Most of the Jedi masters didn't put up much of a fight... especially versus the Emperor. Within 3 seconds 5 of them we dead. Who promoted so many crappy masters is what I want to know.
4. Jar Jar was in it.
5. The Emperor came off as too psycho to me. I could've done without some of the maniacal laughter.
All in all it was definitely the best of the new episodes. I'd still rate it 4th in the series though. Was it entertaining? After the first 20 minutes, yes it was. Would I accept it as a gift? Yes I would. Will I purchase it? Maybe.
So, with that said, I'd give it a rating of 8. Would Purchase if I was in the mood and happened across it.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
I'll report back my impressions.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Imagine a swing attached to a merry-go-round. As the merry-go-round goes faster and faster the swings fly out further and further. Now imagine this happening at 70 MPH while you're dangling 30 feet over the edge of an 800 feet tall building. Brilliant!
Six Flags Magic Mountain has a ride called X. The cars for the coaster sit outside of the tracks and the special track allows the cars to rotate independently of the track. That means you could be going through a loop but be spinning in the opposite direction. I know what that feels like. It feels like you just tried to drink a gallon of milk in a hour and then puked twice in the process.
I've seen video of it where it's going through a cork screw to the right and the cars are spinning backwards. I can only imagine how many people are sprayed with vomit while waiting in line for it.
Lastly, if you'd like to see what it's like to ride Cedar Point's new ride maXair, just watch this movie. I might ride that. Maybe. Going backwards doesn't suit my elderly body very well though. Spinning either. Since this ride spins you constantly and you have no idea whether you're going forward or backwards, maybe this isn't the ride for me. Maybe.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
This statement may lead you to pose two questions. First, why is the vending machine upstairs? Second, why do you have a vending machine.
The answers are because I am an idiot and I don't know.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
It would seem to me that there's a relatively easy fix too... widen the rink to Olympic standards and get rid of one player. There'll be a lot more up and down action and not nearly as much holding and slow down. It would be more interesting to watch.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
I've tried washing it in the morning, doesn't help. I've tried washing it at night, doesn't help. I've tried watering the plants, doesn't help. I'm out of ideas and it just pisses me off.
There is no stopping the stuff from flying all over (and sticking to) my car.
I'm going to have to trim the crap out of those things.
Monday, May 9, 2005
So what does this mean? It means that tomorrow the glass will be half full of thunderstorms and then on Thursday it will be snowing. On Friday, the weather will come and steal all of the glasses and throw them out the window.
Saturday, May 7, 2005
Friday, May 6, 2005
So, with that said, someone go out there and develop a force field for my car that will keep it clean.
Thursday, May 5, 2005
It takes me 4 times longer and they're not even as good as his.
That might be why he does graphic design for a living and I don't.
Monday, May 2, 2005
Last week, the federal government released a new food pyramid. Not just one, but twelve.
Apparently the different food pyramids are designed for meeting different people's needs. I'm going to guess that mine is a mile high tower of tacos, 1000 feet wide at the base.
Also, none of the guidelines really seem to apply to my lifestyle. They measure servings in cups, where as I measure servings in gallons.
Which pyramid is right for me? Tell me government! I demand satisfaction! A lot of my tax dollars went into creating these pyramids and I don't see one that has a thousand foot base and is a mile high while entirely made up of tacos. Or even chicken and cheese calzones that are then dipped into Miracle Whip all the while consuming 8 glasses of milk. Where's that freaking pyramid? Huh?
Well, what do April snow showers bring? They bring May blizzards.
Someone forgot to tell Winter that it isn't supposed to be 70 degrees in February and then snowing in May!
May. This is May. May and snow go together like Purdue mens basketball and McDonald's All-Americans... that is to say, not at all.