Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I saw X-Men III over the weekend. I liked it, but it could've used more time designated for expanding the plot. I think a little too much focus was on tertiary characters. That said, I still liked it. I don't want to write anything else so as not to spoil it for anyone. If you go see it, make sure you wait until the end of the credits (about 7-10 minutes.) There is a little scene at the end that you'll want to see.

For my rating purposes I would give it a 10. Definite Purchase.

Friday, May 26, 2006

It's good to know that former Cleveland sports stars remember that it's my birthday.

I'm still waiting to hear from Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, and Mark Price though.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

And then there was one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Great news today. My Grandmothers surgery was a complete success. The doctor believes that the tumor was completely isolated. The dye tests that were done to see if it had spread came back negative, but the doctor took 4 lymphnodes anyway so that they can test those to be 100% positive. So as of now, she no longer has cancer. There is no need for radiation of chemotherapy, and as long as the pathology reports on the lymphnodes come back negative, she'll be in complete remission.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Drive.

The Fumble.

The Shot.

It's a good thing you constantly reminded me of those, because I had nearly forgotten.

Thanks media!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Nothing more about this needs to be said.

Just click here.
Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.

Ring a bell anyone? This wouldn't be exactly what Nazi Germany did would it?

This is apparently quite normal behavior, since it is coming from the Iranian president... someone who doesn't believe the Holocaust ever happened.

Check out the article here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Finally something to aspire to!

This guy transformed his basement into a huge arcade with over 50 games. Including Frogger, Defender, Pac-man, Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Tron, and even complete with change machines. I think any kid at heart would want a basement like this.

Click here to see the arcade lovers' dream basement.

I wonder what his electric bill is.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Is it just me, or is there no apparent evidence of a gigantic plane hitting the Pentagon on 9/11. The government released the video of it today, and I for one don't see anything resembling a big plane.

I'm not saying it didn't happen, I'm just saying that there's got to be a better view of it than the one they released today.

Take a look at it here.

Monday, May 15, 2006

More Gumball crashes. Apparently this Rolls Royce Phantom was involved in the same crash as the Murcielago I posted earlier.

Here's the before for the Phantom (why would ANYONE paint a Rolls like that?)

... and here's the after

Plus, here's a Ferrari that appears to have left the course.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Looks like someone's day at the Gumball Rally 3000 went a little worse than expected.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

After the Cavs won tonight, Jim Gray interviewed LeBron. This is the word for word exchange for one question:

Jim Gray: LeBron, it looks like you added a new move to your repetoire with that running finger roll. You looked like Wilt Chamberlein.

LeBron James: It was a little throw-back to Wilt and to George Gervin. What can I say? It was just a great play on my part.

I think I'm going to start using that line all the time. That's almost the new "power through it."

It was just a great play on my part.
Got some more news about my Grandmother. She is having the surgery on the 23rd. She has opted for a mastectomy instead of just the lumpectomy. If they had just removed the tumor then she would still have needed to get radiation. With the full mastectomy there is a chance that she will not need radiation. The doctor seemed encouraged and believes that the cancer may be contained, but a test to see if it had spread to her lymph nodes came back inconclusive. They're going to do a dye test when she is in surgery. If that comes back negative then she will not need to go through radiation or chemotherapy. If it comes back positive, then she will need to receive chemo.

Friday, May 12, 2006

It's a record! The thought of the day has changed again.

How many more people will criticize it?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

BMW Night Vision

BMW has released a video of the BMW 7 Series Night Vision System. It shows two incredibly intelligent people that are jogging and roller-blading in the pitch black.

You can check out the video here.
The Indians stink right now. There's still plenty of time for their hurt pitchers to come off the DL, but right now the pitching is ridiculous. They got swept by the Royals. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. I know. I just found out they still existed too.

Which segways nicely into this email that I got from those very Kansas City Royals.

Dear Dedicated Royals Fan!

This short note is to let you know that as of today, May 10, 2006, we are here at the Kansas City Royals have launched a new and exciting Mini Plan. With this Plan, you purchase the following 4 games:

7/2 vs. Los Angeles Angels (Fireworks/Gubicza Statue)
8/5 vs. Minnesota (Camouflage Replica On Field Cap)
8/10 vs. Boston
9/5 vs. New York Yankees (T-Shirt Tuesday)

And receive the following 2 Games for Free!

9/23 vs. Detroit (Fan Appreciation Day)*
6/24 vs. Milwaukee (Frank White Bobble head)*

It's that simple. Available levels and pricing for this plan are as follows. Price is per seat for all six games.

Club Box $108 Savings of $61
Field Box $92 Savings of $53
Field Plaza $80 Savings of $47
View Box $60 Savings of $37
Outfield Plaza $48 Savings of $31
View Level Infield $48 Savings of $31

For more information or to sign up, please feel free to contact me here at Kauffman Stadium. The sooner you get on board, the better seats we will be able to offer you. This plan expires June 24, 2006.

Joey Seymour
Inside Sales Manager - Kansas City Royals Baseball Club
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
816-504-4250 x 4591(Direct)
816-504-4417 (Fax)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I changed the thought of the day after Paul complained. I wonder if he'll like it.

Sunday, May 7, 2006

I predict the Cavs will lose the series to the Pistons 4 games to 1. In those 4 losses, they could very well be by 40 points each. In the 1 victory, it will be by 3 points or less. The Cavs play exactly ZERO defense. They also refuse to run after a make or a miss. That is their only hope against the Pistons. Detroit will be only too happy to watch the sucky Cavs shooters throw up 60 shots from 15 or more feet away. I predict I will be very irritated at the game within 5 minutes and will then turn it off.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

I got some more news about my Grandmother. In a good sign, she doesn't show any of the related symtoms typically found in cancer patients. That may mean that it's still early on and can be completely removed by surgery. Also, the biopsy is apparently coming back Wednesday or Thursday, and then they will schedule surgery for as early as Friday. I was originally told surgery could be Wednesday, but that's not the case.

Cancer unfortunately runs in the family though, as one of her sisters died of breast cancer, and one of her brothers died of lung cancer, so here's hoping for the best.

Friday, May 5, 2006

I just got terrible news. My grandmother found out she has cancer today. Surgery is either Wednesday or Thursday. The doctors don't know if it's contained or if it's spread, and won't know until after the surgery. I don't know much more than that at this point.
Here it is, Cinco De Mayo, and I am still at work. My non-Mexican heritage is fuming with rage at this injustice!

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Here's a math problem for you.

a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, etc all the way through z = 26

Choose a word and multiply each letter by the next letter, for example the word add would be 1 * 4 * 4 = 16.

See if you can spell a word that would be more than 98,280,000 but less than 99,999,999.

I've come up with 10 so far. Here they are, with their scores:

athletics 98496000
invasion 99542520
winters 99111600
attending 98784000
cumberland 99066240
provence 99792000
journey 99225000
wyoming 98894250
alphabetical 99532800
unopened 98784000

See if you can add to the list.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

When an athlete comments on how much they love a particular place and says that they don't want to leave, then turns around and takes more money someplace else, they should not be expected to be seen as a returning conquering hero when they get back to their previous home town city.

You the athlete can control your own situation. I don't blame you for taking more money, but I do blame you for talking about how much you want to stay and then you leave anyway.

That is why you get booed upon returning and a player that gets traded to another team will be cheered when they return because that situation was out of their control.

For specific examples, see Kenny Lofton during the 1997 All-Star game when he came back after being traded to Atlanta. He got a standing ovation. For the other side, witness Jim Thome and Johnny Damon. They both said they wanted to stay and then took more money to go elsewhere and got booed when they came back.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

1 presentation. 2 finals. 4 classes.

All valid ways to count down to freedom.