Archive for July, 2004

Mistaken Identities

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Looking through my Netflix recommendations, I’ve come to the conclusion that Netflix thinks that I’m a flamingly gay man with a thing for Sean Bean, who likes old movies. That’s what I get for renting all 14 of Sean’s Sharpe movies TWICE, Queer As Folk, and Eddie Izzard. Come to think of it, maybe Netflix […]

Time Travel Theater: LOTR

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Boy Wonder told me that over on Slashdot, there’s been a discussion about how back in the 60′s/70′s, the Beatles wanted to make their own film of Lord of the Rings, and the Slashdotters were kicking around “what if” casting ideas for it. Naturally, that set my mind a’spinning and before you know it I […]

Some Good News, for a Change…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

… from the official Star Wars camp. The title of Episode 3 has been announced, and lo and behold, it isn’t stupid!

Random Ramblings

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Over the weekend, I traveled out to visit Whistler, Stacy, and lil’ bitty Mo with my Mom. It was pretty nice overall. Did some shopping, my mom got to go on the QVC Studio tour, and I spent a lot of time riding around in the car with Mo staring holes into my head. Seriously, […]

Most Accurate Quiz Ever

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

This one is called 20 Questions to a Better Personality…it’s a spoof of the Myers-Briggs psychology test. Here’s what I came up with: Wackiness: 50/100 Rationality: 46/100 Constructiveness: 40/100 Leadership: 28/100 You are an SEDF–Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. […]

Daydreaming on the Casting Couch

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

If you’ve spent more than 10 seconds browsing this blog, you know that movies are my life. As such, one of my favorite things to do to keep my mind occupied during long bus trips, waits in the dentist’s office, etc. is Imaginary Movie Casting. I also sometimes do it instead of counting sheep at […]

Surrounded

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

…by breeders. Literally! You all know that in the house to the left of mine dwells the Crack Monkey, one special child who is the equivalent of about 5 or 6 regular annoying children. Well, now I have reason to believe that my neighbors on the right-hand side, Frat Boy and Trixie, are also gonna […]

Weekend Wasabi

Monday, July 19th, 2004

Early Saturday morning we met up with my buds Cheri and Tim the Enchanter. After fortifying ourselves with Starbucks and Krispy Kreme (such corporate whores are we!), we set out on a field trip to Costco. I love Costco! But I’ve never joined because the stores are rather far from me. My favorite thing about […]

Welcome to the House of Puke

Friday, July 16th, 2004

My cat Gandalf has just had four hairball/puking-related incidents in the past 48 hours. That’s gotta be some kinda new personal best record. Somebody get the Guiness Book on the phone.

Who Loves the 90′s??

Wednesday, July 14th, 2004

I taped the first two episodes of VH1′s “I Love the 90′s” Monday, to see if my baby Donal Logue would be one of the commentators again. It doesn’t look like it, and I’m rather glad. Though I’m having some serious Logue-Withdrawl issues, I was not looking forward to watching that series, and now I […]

All Quiet on the Crack Front

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

It’s been quiet lately. Too quiet. I’m thoroughly confused. We’re a month into summer vacation, yet I’ve heard nary a peep from Crack Monkey. I catch the occasional glimpse of him through the fence, so I know that he’s home and hasn’t been shipped away to a special Summer Camp for Cognitively Incompetent Children. Maybe […]

“King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, and sovreign of all England!”

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Everyone knows the story of King Arthur, but what you may not know is that under all the layers of legend, there lurks a pearl of historical fact. In the 400s AD, after the Romans deserted Britain and the Saxon invasions were beginning, there is evidence that one British war leader, possibly of Roman ancestry […]

Thanks, Marci!

Friday, July 9th, 2004

For finding all these cool quizzes for me to steal! Even though I didn’t like my results, (You are just like Agent Smith from The Matrix. You’re super-motivated, physically powerful, and know a crapload about computers. Your main weakness is your quest for total power no matter what the consequences.) you should all go take […]

The Song Stuck in Your Head Thread

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

I’m now on my about 26th hour of having U2′s “Gloria” stuck in my head. What are the contents of your head?

Wonder Cycle Update

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

Getting close to done. BW just needs to attach two more cables, receive some side cover panels in the mail, and paint the side panels, fenders, and other body bits, and it will be done. Or at least, done enough to use. More cosmetic work like a new seat and cooler paint job may wait […]

Mel Gibson says, “Buy War Bonds!”

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

I watched The Patriot on tv last night because Donal Logue was in it, BW was out of town, and I had nothing better to do. Yeesh, what a cruddy film. You know a movie is bad when even though you have the sound turned off and you’re reading a book during it, you still […]

Aw, damn. Just…damn.

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

Marlon Brando is dead. If I knew how to make this blog page black, it would be black right now. No big eulogy from me, at least not today. I’m at a real loss for words. Just dammit. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. (And if ANYBODY utters one stupid Brando fat joke to me in the next […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

…but sometimes you CAN! I don’t know if all my postcards, letters, and one phone call had anything to do with it, but Starbucks introduced LIGHT Frappucinos on June 30! w00t! A grande plain coffee Frapp with no whipped cream now has 100 fewer calories. Not perfect, but enough of a change to allow me […]

Patriot Games

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

In early July every year we set aside time to celebrate the founding of a great nation, a nation that is a symbol of hope and prosperity to millions of disadvantaged people around the world. Even in these dark times, it still stands as an undimmed beacon of freedom.