Tuesday, December 31, 2002

So long 20-02, bring on 20-03!

I am ringing in the new year chatting online while having some of Mike's Hard Lemonade...not sure what Mike puts in it, but he says this (no joke, on the bottle), "10 lemmons went into a room, and only three came out." He's mysterious like that....hmm maybe if I keep this up, I'll get since free hard lemonade for all my pimping...it's worth a shot...but this shit is hard to drink (no pun intended), it's so fucking strong, and I ain't using shot glasses. I always drink out of the bottle.

Anyhoo, happy new year, may you not be too hung over later today, and please, try to get off work for the rest of the week!

toodleloodleloo

Monday, December 30, 2002

Best Films of 2002

HONORABLE MENTION: LOTR: The Two Towers, 8 Mile, Equilibrium, S1m0ne, Bloodwork, Panic Room, Punch-Drunk Love, Minority Report, The Bourne Identity, Blue Crush, and Queen of the Damned.

Now, the starting lineup...

10. THE RING - This has to be one of the most scariest movies in a real long time, and was still scary when I saw it a second time.

9. GANGS OF NEW YORK - It's time to stop ripping Leo DiCaprio. Just stop, it's no longer funny. The man can act.

8. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING - It played for 33+ weeks. That's simply astonishing giving that most movies disappear by the 5th week. It's a nice change of pace for the comedy genre.

7. RESIDENT EVIL - Go ahead, laugh. This movie rocked, no longer can we say that there hasn't been a good movie that's based on a video game.

6. FRAILTY - Welcome to directing, Bill Paxton! This film was downright creepy at times and the acting was always top notch.

5. WE WERE SOLDIERS - This is a great war epic, but that's not why it's up here, it's up here because it doesn't glamorize war. Finally, the truth about war! War is hell.

4. BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - This is the most the influencial movie I have ever seen, kudos to Michael Moore for having the courage to make this film.

3. THE RULES OF ATTRACTION - What can I say, the movie had some bad-ass editing (props to Sharon Rutter), and really depicted college life well, well at least the colleges that Roger Avary heard of! Seriously, there isn't a dull moment in this flick.

2. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Spielberg can do anything he wants, and then add Tom Hanks and Leo DiCaprio into the equation. Mind boggling.

and the best film of the year goes to

1. ROAD TO PERDITION - See above remark about Tom Hanks.

now, for the worst, but I don't want to show it unless you really really really want to see it...

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Catch Me If You Can

[insert catchy pun of the movie's title]: from this point on, I will never ridicule Leo DiCaprio, ever again. He has been pardoned from my wrath of him being associated with a movie called "The Beach". I had the priviledge to see his brilliant performance in "Gangs of New York" last weekend, and not even a week later, I get to see another. He could (and should) be nomimated for Best Actor twice at the Oscars. But let's forget about him for a second and talk about The Man.

[see the rest of the review or go straight to popkornjunkie.com]

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Can anybody answer this?

Why in the hell are those narrow baloons so hard to inflate? The balloons I speak of are those balloons that clowns or other people use to make things with, you know what I mean?

Last Sunday, when I was at my sisters, nobody could blow them up! A few were blown up by my brother in law before the party, but the ones we (me, my dad, my brothers, my mom) tried to inflate during the party were impossible. I wish I had a camera, because people (yes me) produce funny faces when trying to blow those skinny baloons up.

And yes, we were stretching them beforehand.

Bumper Car christmas!

No, I didn't go to an amusement park! I left for my aunt & uncles house at like 11:55 or something, and the roads were horrible! Driving in snow is a pain in the ass. I was going only 5 MPH and I still couldn't make a right turn...my car just started floating, so I turned the steering wheel back to go straight, but I wound up just running into the opposite curb...geez, no damage to my car and the road was empty...except for a car about 20 feet behind me, who probably was either laughing his/her ass off, or scared shitless that they'd do the same thing. So :sam:, rain driving is NOTHING! Even at night! Neither of those compare to snow driving. Merry Christmas...where's the tylenol?

Monday, December 23, 2002

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE! NOW WATCH ME CIRCUMSIZE A RAT

hey! everybody go give props to :michael: for making that HOT new title graphic (look up!). The previous one was done by paul if you didn't know...and the one before that was done by :kevin:, just to let you know.

well, it's christmas eve, so I hope I am the first blogger to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE! NOW WATCH ME CIRCUMSIZE A RAT! Nobody's gonna come close to saying that, ha! :)

Hey, watch me get all sorts of nasty google hits that involve the 3 letter word in the middle of big word up there that starts with C. I didn't want to say it again. haha

anyhoo, give props to mike.

I just got back from picking up my friends from work...and they actually paid me...that was a real shocker. lol (20 bucks; if you want to rob me)

toodleloo

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Gangs of New York

This could quite possibily be Martin Scorcesse's masterpeice, and even tho that is very hard to realize given all the quality films he has created, it is rightfully so that Gangs of New York is his masterpeice as he has spent nearly 2 decades working on it. The movie isn't perfect, but rarely are movies ever. The beginning and beginning of the middle is a little slow, but it picks up right there and becomes a very good political picture. The acting in this is marvelous. Daniel Day-Lewis is perfect as "The Butcher" and Leo DiCaprio, takes away all of my urges to make fun of him for being in a film called "The Beach" with his performance. And to think, he's in another big motion picture next weekend! Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly also shine...Cameron Diaz, whom I am not very fond of (except for the good looks, hehe) also outdoes herself. In other words, Gangs of New York is a great film that should be required viewing material in public high schools, joining "Bowling for Columbine", and "American History X", to name a few.

Now what pisses me off is that the big fat asses with their cigars, up in Hollywood, thought it would be good idea to release this movie in the same weekend as LOTR, even when no big movies opened last week, or the weekend after New Years (next weekend is Catch me if you can, so skip to the next weekend), wtf fat asses?

Okay, I'm out. Play nice.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Just got back from seeing this. It's TONS better than Fellowship, but I don't feel like saying anything about it right now. I don't want to do anything right now. Check back later for an update to this entry.

UPDATE...9:11pm

Okay, I still don't feel like writing a review. Just go see it. There's quite some humor in it too...oh yeh, how the hell did they (the filmmakers) make John Rhyes-Davies so short? That guy looked tall in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and Sliders! lol

one more thing...not really a spoiler but you should see the movie first

UPDATE...12/21 9:34pm

Okay, so I typed up a mini review for popkornjunkie.com, so here it is:

I don't want to say much, because quite simply, there's so much hype about this film that nobody really cares what _I_ think, so I will just cut to the chase and say that I thoroughly enjoyed this film, I think it's TONS better than Fellowship ever could be. I got bored watching Fellowship (yes, even in the theater), and that never happened with the Towers. The humor is better, the action is better, the photography and editing is just as great, and the movie gets 4 pops from me. If you remember, or check out the review on this site for the original, I only gave it 2.5 pops, because I wasn't the only person who got bored...but far less people are getting bored this go 'round.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Equilibrium

I just got back from seeing "Equilibrium", and I need to see it again. If you don't recall, just last saturday I tried to see this movie but the theater was mobbed so I had to go to my local theater and see some tried comedy (analyze that), boy oh boy, had I seen Equilibrium then, I still would have seen it now. It IS that good. There's some sick special effects. I mean, this movie is BEYOND John Woo. His heart has been eaten out (lol). The main stars in the film are Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, and William Fichtner, and they all gave wonderful performances. I don't want to get into the specs, because I knew nothing about this film (except who starred in it), and that is how I want you to experience it, but I will say this, come Oscar time, this movie better fucking win for best editing. If it doesn't, um well, then there is no God. (lol)

Again, thank you, Mom!

I just woke up and I found this waiting for me in my inbox, it's hilarious!


Many of you have wondered why a computer crashes. It is usually very technical but maybe this will help.

Dr. Seuss Explains Why Computers Sometimes Crash

(Read this to yourself aloud - it's GREAT!)

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort, and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall .... and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse; then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'cuz sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy in the disk, and the macro code instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you'll have to flash the memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM then quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!


This just makes my day. :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I cannot fucking sleep

I layed in bed for about an hour, then got up and went to the kitchen and had some pie (blueberry). I thought would blog for a bit til i get tired then go back to sleep, yeah I am gonna do that...doh I am doing that now....gee golly princess catsup, maybe I should really be in bed.....I dunno prince galabaloooo maybe you should stay up...WTF did I just write? I am so out of it right now its not even funny, but if you wanna laugh at me, go ahead. I need to go poop.

oh yeh and one more thing...

UPDATE 10:30am

Note to self, never make an entry that late at night. I hardly remember writing that!! I think I was half asleep when I got up to go eat something...lmao

Sunday, December 15, 2002

100 Questions about me

Didn't I alreay do this? No, wait, that was 100 things about me, this is 100 questions...

I've never done one of these, but here we are...

1. Are you an innie or an outie?

Innie.

2. Have you ever worn bell-bottoms?

no.

3. Have you ever written a song?

no, I haven't. maybe I should...

4. Can you make change for a dollar right now?

Depends, I may have quarters lying somewhere around my room...

5. Have you ever been in the opposite sex's public toilet?

Too many times...

6. Have you ever smelled your own feet?

One word: WHY?!

7. Do you like ketchup on or beside your french fries?

Hell yes, I'll put ketchup on anything! Especially scrambled eggs!

8. Can you touch your tongue to your nose?

No, but I can do something else that is special with my tongue.

9. Have you ever been a boy/girl scout?

No, those things are stupid...except for the cookies.

10. Have you ever broken a mirror?

Yes.

Via :zoe:

for the other 90, click below.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Analyze that

I went to see this by accident, I originally drove down to Arundel Mills to see "Equilibrium", but after trying for what seemed like an eternity (like 15-20 minutes) I found a parking spot, 15 minutes before showtime. So I get to the ticket line, and it's a mile long. So I got back in my car and headed back towards Columbia...and went to see Analyze That, which wasn't really that bad. Sure, the plot was totally meaningless and the humor was forced at times, but there are still plenty of hilarious scenes, so I can't give this movie a bad review. It could have used without Joe Torre, and what about Lisa Kudrow? Her role was a joke. Give her more lines! But again, it was a blast to sit back and watch Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro act, they have such great chemistry. So if you wanna see a comedy, bypass that Rob Schnieder flick and see humor that doesn't involve stupid physical comedy, see this movie.

Well I'm gonna go watch SNL and then fall asleep, I gotta wake up early tomorrow!

oh yeah and go check out this and other reviews @ popkornjunkie.com!

Thursday, December 12, 2002

This is hilarious!

I saw this old the Onion story over at wil wheaton's blog...


Shit Parking Ticket Fuck
FUCKIN’ DOWNTOWN—After stopping for like 10 goddamn minutes at the west-side post office, local resident Dave Shore got a motherfucking parking ticket in the amount of 35 fucking goddamn dollars Monday, fuck. Where were the goddamn cops when the dude stole the hubcaps off of Shore’s light brown 1992 Escort last year, the 27-year-old line cook would reportedly like to fucking know. The ticket, which Shore will have to work five whole fucking hours at his shitty fucking job just to pay, was placed on his vehicle by the asshole fucking Nazi parking patrol shortly after noon. Jesus fuck.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Blogging a passing fad?

Kevin and Sam seem to think so, along with some other people, but I have to agree with :scott:, people have kept journals for ages, and so what if you can't think of something funny to say or you just don't have time to let people know what's going on, the point of the blog is to be personal, ie, if somebody (marshall) only likes to blog occasionly (once a month, if that), let 'em! But his blog is still there waiting to be updated about his exciting life. I'd think you were pretty sad if you managed your life around recording in your online journal, things like this should never take over your life, but they should be there, for times when you need to vent, get something off your chest, or just tell about your day.

I prefer reading blogs that are about day to day occurances rather than just short stories... avary.com is a great example of what I like. :sam:'s been doing this as well, I wish Kevin would do this more, but again, blogs are personal, and represent what a person likes, so I don't care what he chooses to do with it...unless he decides to take it down, then he can burn in hell! ;)

Well it's 2:42 am and I am strangely not tired, I have been tired a lot lately and haven't stayed up past midnight...well not in my bed...but I am gonna go to bed anyway, my mom is making me let her borrow 50 bucks tomorrow and she knows I am broke...so I guess I should hope to have a nice dream about sex...or ponies...hmmm....the possibilities...

I'll probably revisit this entry tomorrow to offer any new insights into blogging...

til next time, live long, comment, and prosper!

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Where do those letters go anyway?

I found this santa letter via this site, I think it was funny. But what was with the John Ashcroft comment that kid made?!?!? It's a shame some parents teach their kids to look up to people like that....tsk tsk...

Monday, December 9, 2002

How is your mental health today?

Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline:
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are codependant, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3,4,5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are dellusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully, and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press - no-one will answer.
If you are dyslexic, press 96869526379796.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number and your mother's maiden name.
If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, slowly and carefully press 000.
If you have bipolar disorder, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep. Or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you are psychotic, stab the 9 button. It deserves it.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang-up. All our operators are too busy to talk to you.

via :scott:

Sunday, December 1, 2002

Get a load of this!

me: oh zoe, my sister said that one of her friends had a new baby, named emma, then said that her other two kids are named Jacob and Zoe
:zoe:: cool
me: then later my mom was playing with her grandchildren and one picked up a stuffed animal frog, and my mom called it :froggie:! i thought of both of you then! it was weird!
:michael:: lol
:zoe:: when i have a little girl her name will be Zoe , but ya'll knew that already

So I thought of fellow bloggers today! :)

haha, you can't be mad!

I took the recycling out and walked the dogs! So there! Now you have nothing to do but smile back and say something great then we go out for ice cream. i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream!!!!

okay, that's enough.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

What's in a name?

As James, you have a natural interest in the welfare of your fellow man, and a desire to help and serve others in a humanitarian way. You are responsible and generous, although somewhat scattering and disorganized at times. Any jobs requiring systematic and conscientious effort, or involving any form of drudgery, dismay you. In your work, you would seek a position offering self-expression through contact with people, such as sales or teaching, or a position giving scope to your creative, artistic talents. You are good-natured and likeable, and people tend to confide in you and seek your advice in personal problems. Others sense your sincere interest and desire to help, and you can always be counted on to see the bright side of any problem. You enjoy making others happy and you never let your own problems "get you down" for any length of time, even though you do tend to worry too much at times. Your optimism can be a source of inspiration to others as well as yourself. In close personal relationships you are usually thoughtful and considerate. However, your natural interest in others, coupled with your sympathetic reaction to problems, could draw you into emotional situations which may be difficult to get out of. Health weakness would appear as skin conditions or ailments relative to the liver. A tendency to overeat quick-energy foods aggravates any health problems.

Via :scott:

Friday, November 29, 2002

They

I just got back from seeing this and I am totally freaked out. We haven't had a decent horror film in years, then in a span of 4 weeks, we get "The Ring" and this movie. I did think that some scenes were pretty predictable, but there were at least 2 to every one bad scene that I was totally scared in. The main reason is that everybody can relate to it; we all have had nightmares, and this movie is very much like a bad dream, things just start and stop in odd fashions and the characters don't know where they are or how they got there. The end scene, which I will not go into details, just reminded me of my own nightmares, not specically, but I have had those dreams where you can't control things or can't run. This movie is a must see, if you like to be scared.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

60 things not to tell a naked guy

from jokes.com

1. I've smoked fatter joints than that.
2. Ahh, it's cute.
3. Who circumcised you?
4. Why don't we just cuddle?
5. You know they have surgery to fix that.
6. It's more fun to look at.
7. Make it dance.
8. You know, there's a tower in Italy like that.
9. Can I paint a smiley face on that?
10. It looks like a night crawler.
11. Wow, and your feet are so big.
12. My last boyfriend was 4'' bigger.
13. It's ok, we'll work around it.
14. Is this a mild or a spicy Slim Jim?
15. Eww, there's an inch worm on your thigh.
16. Will it squeak if I squeeze it?
17. Oh no, a flash headache.
18. (giggle and point)
19. Can I be honest with you?
20. My 8-year-old brother has one like that.
21. Let me go get my tweezers.
22. How sweet, you brought incense.
23. This explains your car.
24. You must be a growing boy.
25. Maybe if we water it, it'll grow.
26. Thanks, I needed a toothpick.
27. Are you one of those pygmies?
28. Have you ever thought of working in a sideshow?
29. Every heard of clearasil?
30. All right, a treasure hunt!
31. I didn't know they came that small.
32. Why is God punishing you?
33. At least this won't take long.
34. I never saw one like that before.
35. What do you call this?
36. But it still works, right?
37. Damn, I hate baby-sitting.
38. It looks so unused.
39. Do you take steroids?
40. I hear excessive masturbation shrinks it.
41. Maybe it looks better in natural light.
42. Why don't we skip right to the cigarettes?
43. Oh, I didn't know you were in an accident.
44. Did you date Lorena Bobbitt?
45. Aww, it's hiding.
46. Are you cold?
47. If you get me real drunk first.
48. Is that an optical illusion?
49. What is that?
50. I'll go get the ketchup for your french fry.
51. Were you neutered?
52. It's a good thing you have so many other talents.
53. Does it come with an air pump?
54. So this is why you're supposed to judge people on personality.
55. Where are the puppet strings?
56. Your big gun is more like a BB gun.
57. Look, it fits my Barbie clothes.
58. Never mind, why bother.
59. Is that a second belly button?
60. Where's the rest of it?

Sunday, November 24, 2002

funniest beer commerical ever

anybody see that beer commerical?

ya know, when two people in an apartment complex wanna steal their next door neighbor's beer, so they drill a hole into their wall where the other person's fridge is on the other side, and then dril a hole thru the fridge...so then the girl in that appartment opens the fridge and screams because she sees her neighbors head in her fridge, she slams the fridge door closed, then her boy friend goes to check out happened, and we see him scream...then we see that there is no beer in the fridge!

I just love that commercial, cracks me up everytime.

oh and i got a mac screensaver (that came with the mac) that reminds me of the corona commercial (two people sitting on a beach)...

I've got beer on the brain...

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Crazy Mac Apps!

I have gotten this msg twice from the Mail program, "gathering children from disk for local account" when checking for new mail messages, well I only remember the first two words, because I was so stunned, but just now in an aim chat, :scott: said that he gets those things to...I am not going crazy! Okay, the jury is still out on that but...scott is gonna get a screengrab of it and I will update this post when he does.

Oh yeh, I messed around with the default midnight Jessica Alba skin last night, adding a background image (w000t!) behind this text, :jazy: did the blue and yellow tiled images you see in the sidebar, and paaool made the two logos; the top one and the bottom one.

My redskins looked ugly again on Sunday, :shrug:

I may be getting a job at United Artists soon, my friend works there and says they need people BAD and that I should just show up tomorrow or tuesday and ask for an interview (I submitted 2 applications already, I really I am tired of writing out references), so I dunno, but this would be cool, except I am kinda busy as it is already, so the thing that would get shoved aside would be blogging and chatting, :shrug:...oh well.

Well smell ya later!

UPDATE :scott: and I are not alone!

NEXT DAY UPDATE!

:scott: got a screengrab of it!

Saturday, November 16, 2002

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

This movie has been playing in my area for 30+ weeks so I think it's about time I get around to seeing it! I enjoyed every minute of it, and no I understand how a movie can be in theaters longer than Lord of the Rings, Attack of the Clones, Titanic, and Harry Potter. Wow. There's so many laugh-out-loud funny parts in this movie, I think I missed a few because I was laughing so hard! If you have put off seeing this movie like I did, then you absolutely must see this movie!

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Why is Iraq a threat to us?

All Bush ever does is repeat the same thing over and over and over and over and over again, to no end. Iraq is a threat. Why? He has weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Jesus fucking Christ Bush, there's other countries with more (and not on our side, mind you) WMD than Iraq. PLUS, Iraq doesnt't even have the wherewithall to get the missiles over to harm us, if he even has WMD. What's he gonna do, send them over on a magic carpet? Why don't we go after North Korea? They HAVE the WMD and THE WHEREWITHALL to do use them.

Yes Saddam tortures his own people, but didn't Pol fucking Pot do that as well? Our government didn't seem to think that needed our military attention, and one can simply not really compare Pol Pot to Saddam Huissen. Pol Pot was a thousand times worse. And North Korea is even worse than that.

Face it, this war mongering is just so that Bush stays popular long enough to get re-elected into office. Saddam hasn't done anything bad in a couple of years and is now trying to shape up, because he knows he and his country can be whiped off the face of the Earth by our weapons. He's not gonna do anything...

Are American's ready to do something? Is Bush ready to be the aggressor?

Saturday, November 9, 2002

8 Mile

Ever since I saw the trailer for this back in March, I knew I wanted to see it. As the release date was approaching and the marketing was picking up like crazy, I knew I was seeing this in the opening weekend. I know what you're thinking: here's another movie that James raves about and gives it 4 out of 4 pops...well you're right again, kudos to you.

But don't take my word for it. I went to see this with my parents, who are both in their 50s (dad is about to turn 60, damn thats young! :), and neither one of them like rap and probably like eminem even less, yet both came out raving about it and him. My mom said, "[Eminem's] face is really telegenic!", and they both agreed that Kim Basinger (thats Bay-Singer) has the best supporting actress Oscar all but won, and they have never really raved about her either. I'd have to agree too, this movie and "Batman", are probably her best...okay she was good in LA Confidential too.

What's great about this movie, is that it really humanizes ghetto/inner city life, and it's rather shocking to people who have lived in the 'burbs their entire life (me), I have LOTS more respect for Marshall Mathers now, but I respected him a great deal before today. He's a lyrical genius. Heck, drop the lyrical, he's a genius. You shouldn't have to like rap to understand that.

Marshall and Kim co-star with the always good Britney Murphey and Mekhi Phifer, but Evan Jones, Eugene Byrd, and Omar Benson Miller have started the trek to make names for themselves. Evan Jones almost steals the show from Marshall Mathers, but that's pretty hard to do, especially when the movie is about Marshall's life.

That's another thing. People have knocked this movie saying that there's no music in it, and that Mathers can't act. Sure, it's easy to play yourself in a movie, but if that's not acting and requires no acting ability than I think everybody would be an actor. And to the turd on some DC radio show who said there's no music in this movie, when the trailer has lots of music, I say this: What movie did you watch? There's plenty of music! It's not a musical, no, but it is LADEN with GREAT RAP SONGS. Guess somebody just wanted to knock Eminem without even seeing the movie. Sir, your kind disgusts me.

Recommendation: Even if you don't like rap, and/or think Eminem is a no-talent ass clown, you got to give this movie some consideration. It features one of the best (if not THE best) Kim Basinger role EVER, great music, great rising action and tension that climax' brillantly in the end, and introduces Hollywood to Marshall Mathers; I cannot wait til he stars in a movie not about rap or himself. He will shine again.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Ode to Drawing

My drawing profesor is so funny, or scary. lol

Some Peterisms:

"cuz its me"
"it's kattywhompus"
*walks aruond looking at peoples work* "hey, that's pretty good. c minus"
"what's that smell? me thinkin"
"oooh somethins burnin...s/he's thinkin"

He either cracks us up or scares us to death.

btw, I am seeing 8 Mile today.

snootch to the nootch

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Dictatorship! Yea!!!!

Since the Repubes now control the house, senate, and presidency, who needs a democracy anymore? Hello, Repubic! /sarcasm. If you couldn't tell that, you got problems, haha.

So now faggot dumbass Bush can do anything he wants since the Repubicans now control congres...gee, talk about gun toating redneck dictatorship...pry your gun from your cold dead fingers? Sure, I will do that. I'll have to kill you first tho. :-)

To prove that repubicans really are dumb and bad for this great country, I present you with the unemployment rate:



Fine, the repubicans can have their way, but I can still make fun at them and anonymous death threats...

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

I love Kathleen Kennedy

But apparently most of Maryland does not. Dumbasses. So yeah, Bob Ehrlich is Maryland's first Republican governor in 36 years. I guess the fucks were due. I am made. At both this state, and this state. Fuck Maryland. This state used to be cool, but I hate it now. It's been a feeling growing for a while actually, but haveing Bob Ehrdick as Governor just adds insult to injury. Add to the fact that racist Michael Steele is now the Lt. Governor. Damn him to hell. Damn them both.

Michael Steele just said "traffic congestion will stop tonight". Lyer. Yeah, like that is fucking possible. I don't care if he is the first black person to be elected, he's an idiot. A repubican idiot. Hold on, a black republican? Whoa. That's weird. lol. ;)

I voted today, for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. She didn't win. Doesn't mean I will never vote again. Voting is a right that not many people of Earth have, we Americans must use this right, or you can take your ass out. Get out now. I don't care where you go. Just go. You are not wanted.

I am mad, but I love all y'all.

Sunday, November 3, 2002

The Ring

Those of you who know me, know that the only horror films that scare the bejesus out of me are the ones about ghosts. Now, there are always exceptions, but not here. This movie totally freaked me out. Several times I had the urge to cover my eyes. This film is top notch, I gotta find the Japanese original, maybe this is a bold exception to the remake rule, it probably is. Go see it. Now if you have, then...SPOILER...when I saw the girl in the beginning crouched down and her head practically fall off her face, I almost screamed out loud. I don't know how I held it back...but when the dead girl crawled out of the TV, yikes! Gotta go change my pants, okay, just kidding there, but I was terrified.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Betcha didn't know this

One my friends, who I have known online for like 3 years, sent this to me:
(it's in the same format he sent it in, and I am too tired to put it in some format that is friendly to this site, this will probably work anyway.)

Sunday, October 27, 2002

Punch-Drunk Love

What the heck is the point of this movie? I liked it, the acting was great-- adam sandler gives the performance of his lifetime and Emily Watson, wow, just wow, but the story sucked. It just wasn't as interesting as PT's other films. The characters were interesting, but the story they were in was god awful. I still was entertained, but I like the entire cast of this film so that's why. Is this better than Magnolia? Not on your life, but if you like Adam Sandler (who is awesome in this!), Emily Watson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Luis Guzman you should see this. Just ignore the fact that it is poorly written.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Saturday, October 26, 2002

Bowling for Columbine

I have just seen THE most influencial movie that I have ever seen in my entire movie-going life. Now, before you read below, I want to warn you that I express my opinion (what a concept!) in this review, and if you are sensitive to that, please read at your own risk. There are also spoilers, but you may have heard about the events in this movie on the news, when they actually happened.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Friday, October 25, 2002

Halloween

Here it is. But there are some kinks that I hope to work out tonight but I am about to go to best buy to get a keyboard for my brother. I don't even know why he needs one but its only like 15 bucks.

hey do me a favor, surf my site and look for all the glitches, in case I missed a few. Just comment here if you find any. I already know that the comments page is showing the wrong skin, and the entrylink pages are messed up, I think the latter is a missing div tag problem. thanks!

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Sunday, October 20, 2002

Create-a-fart

Now I know I have too much time on my hands!

How Juicy is it?

brought to you by, create-a-fart.com.

Girl's Club

What the hell, why does FOX cancel Ally McBeal (not complaining) then let David E. Kelly create an identical show called "Girl's Club"? He (and FOX) must have a thing (fling) for single female lawyers...

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Again!

I'm on MSNBC again! w00t!

They love me, they really really love me! ;)

Windows RG!

The new Windows Operating System!

Via Paul thru Kevin

Windows RG!

Be sure to check out all the programs too!

Lata gata

Dreams are Weird

I had the strangest dream last night, well at least the one I can remember. There was this lake and you could go to it, the lake people would put this thing on your tires and you could drive around in the lake. But it wasn't a real lake. It as a flooded street inside a building and there was a scientist doing experiements in this sectioned off part of the lake/street. Around the edges were concrete the water was shallow because the lake people were low on funds and could only flood so much of the street. I remember being worried for my dogs because were running up and down the flooded street (don't ask) by themselves and would not stop. I thinl it was supposed to be an amusement park because we rode right back to where we started, and then another car went in the lake.

God, I can't believe I remember so much. Any clue was this dream means?

Oh, Igby Goes Down is NOT playing near me, so I'm not going to the movies today. :(

Monday, October 14, 2002

AIM for Mac OS X

Somebody better make an ad removable program for AOL Instant Messenger that works on Mac OS X!

Now, this will only happen if lots of people see this entry in google, so....

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Saturday, October 12, 2002

Rules of Attraction

Like brother, like brother...boy oh boy, the Batemans sure are one fucked up bunch. Yes, if you are unaware, "Rules of Attraction" is based on a novel by Brett Easton Ellis, who also wrote the novel that "American Psycho" is based on. 'Pyscho has Patrick, and 'Rules has Sean, Bateman. Okay, time for the review.

Where should I start? I guess I'll start with the bad reviews this movie has been getting. Most of those reviews say the characters seem shallow, selfish, and greedy, and that the film lacks a plot. Hello. Did you not understand the 80's, or were you born in the 90's? The 80's was about all that, the characters in "Amercian Psycho" were about all that, being shallow, selfish, and greedy. Sure, 'Psycho had more of a critic-friendly plot, but 'Rules has a plot too.

It's just not like any other plot, in fact, if you have ADHD or just weren't paying attention, then you probably would say it doesn't have one. But it does. It portrays Ivy League college life briillantly. Okay, I never went to one of those schools, so I don't really know, but the reason I am saying this is because the characters were believable. If the characters are all believeable then the plot and setting is too. I guess if you want, you could just call it the "anti-plot", but it still works, no matter what you call it.

Let's "rock and roll", as Sean Bateman put it, to the acting. James Van Der Beek is brillant as the pseudo-rich kid at college. Is Ian Somerhalder gay in real life? He sure portrayed his character well. There's Jessica Biel, "Blue Crush"'s Kate Bosworth, and the lovly Shannyn Sossamon. There's three cameo's: a wonder boy, Bonnie Parker, and a guy named Lance. Can you guess them? Kip Pardue ("Remember the Titans"), has a wonderful 5-10 minutes of fast paced Europe touring, which is gonna be a docudrama because Roger Avary got over 70 hours of footage for a spot in the film that is only at most 10 minutes. Let's just say I am on pins & needles. Overall, the acting was pretty good. Russel Sams has a hilarious scene with Swusi Kurtz, but Clifton Collins Jr seems to be a little over the top as Rupert Guest, the drug dealer. I don't know. I don't know any drug dealers.

Did you remember the connection between this movie and "American Psycho" or are you one of those ADHD critics who weren't paying attention? Okay, that was wrong, and I apologize. Anyway, there are two references to "American Psycho", I won't mention them, you should go see the movie. I just wish there were more, maybe throw in another cameo. Christian Bale! That would have been sweet.

Do I recomment this film? Not if you have ADHD. Okay, I will stop that. You shouldn't see this film if you are offended by lots and lots of sex, both hetero and homo. That probably turned off a lot of you right there, but if it didn't I applaud you. Movies can be graphically violent and be rated R, whereas a movie about sex get's a NC-17 rating at first. Murder is worse than sex, hell sex isn't bad at all.

I have been following the making of this film at Roger Avary's online journal since Early-May, and I want the DVD. What was cut out? Ooooh let's just say I am on pins & needles.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Click below for spoilers:

Friday, October 11, 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002

I am disgusted.

Which is why I am going to bed, but I wanted to rant:

I just saw the news that congress has agreed to go to war against Iraq. Jesus fucking Christ, Tom Daschel and the rest of the democrats just got bullied into taking the "president"'s side, therefore I am not voting for Daschel, if he runs. He won't because he's a fucking dumbass. And Bush is a faggot and a redneck but also a major dumbass.

If we go to war against Iraq, not only will it cause another 9/11 tradegy but it will also start World War III. Don't believe me. Just wait and see, because our "president" is just the kind of faggot who will do this. He's nothing but a fucking puppet, anyone know the master? Papa Bush.

I will not fight if drafted. This is NOT my war and Bush is NOT my president. I didn't vote for him, half of America didn't vote for him. Don't get me wrong, I love my country, by I am disgusted at our "president" and the wimps in the Senate.

Now let me sleep.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Red Dragon

Those of you who have read my reviews before probably know that I hate remakes, but I haven't seen "Manhunter" before so I thought I should see "Red Dragon". I wasn't dissappointed. This movie is flat-out awesome. I mean, it has the great Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fines, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Emily Watson, and that guy who is the assistant principal on "Boston Public" (he was also in "Silence of the Lambs"!) If you have not seen this film then you abosutely must. I was not a fan of Brett Ratner (the director), Rush Hour was pretty decent but the sequel flat out sucked, but I love the hannibal series so I had to see this movie. You wil not be dissappointed.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Saturday, October 5, 2002

Reading Fortunes, in bed.

A sense of humor is one of our greatest assests, in bed.
It's time you asked that special someone out on a date, in bed.
Relax and enjoy yourself, in bed.
A good home is happiness, in bed.
There is no wisdom greater than kindness, in bed.
You have a curious smile and a mysterious nature, in bed.
Your family is one of nature's masterpieces, in bed. (my personal favorite)
The greatest danger could be your stupidity, in bed. (okay this is my fav)
You love chinese food, in bed.
You will recieve a fortune (cookie), in bed.
Buy many dream boxes. Ask a friend to select one, in bed.
Trust your intuition, the universe is guiding your life, in bed.
You long to see the great pyramids in Egypt, in bed.
Everything is not yet lost, in bed.
Someone will invite you to a Kareoke party, in bed.
Don't forget, you're always on our minds, in bed.
You are filled with life's most precious treaser...hope, in bed!
Don't Behave with Cold Manners, in bed.
What you left behind it more mellow than wine, in bed.
Help! I am being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery, in bed.
Our first and last love is self-love, in bed. (thank you, captain obvious!)
You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly, in bed.
Suppose you can get what you want, in bed.

Well, I will update this whenever I eat Chinese food and get a fortune, in bed! Yes, some of those are mine, well I stole them from a work last night-- they ordered chinese, kinda amusing considering they practice chinese acupuncture, in bed...haha-- but I promise, when I eat the Pu-Pu Plater, Dan-Dan Noodles or I-I-Can't Name Any More Chinese Foods, I will update this entry, in bed. Because I want babies with each and everyone of you, in bed. Yes, help me spread my seed! Okay, eww. Haha.

Friday, October 4, 2002

Blue Laws

He posted about the dumbest laws in virginia (altho one was not dumb), so I will do the same for Mer-land (thats how people here pronounce that, especially in baltimore).

Thursday, October 3, 2002

"President" Bush will kill us all

Why the hell are about to start another war when we haven't even finished the so-called "war on terror"? What a joke. Furthermore, why does our "President" feel the need to attack another country simply because he doesn't like their form of government? Geez Mr. "President", America isn't loved by every country you know...if/when (election time) we go to war and even if we do not knock Saddam out of power, the arab nations that hate our naked women loving guts would attack us. Who's to stop them? War just leads to more war. Tell me when it didn't do that. Please, humor me.

Bush will kill us all. Here's how: we bomb the shit out of Iraq, Osama bin Laden quietly regains power in Afghanistan do to the attention on Iraq, after we leave Iraq to start another war on Canada or Alaska (somebody tell bush that's ours), Osama bin Laden gives Iraq (or some other arab land) a nuke (or two) and they destroy Washington DC or some other big city.

Just my two cents. I respect your opinion, please respect mine.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Commericalizing Blogs?

via Kevin

I think this is kinda cool that MSNBC created a section on weblogs and even gave some of their on-air personalities weblogs, however, it is strange seeing a blog with advertisements in it. I guess it was just bound to happen, blogs have been gaining popularity like a wildfire and this is just a result of that.

Oh well, I linked to that msnbc section anyway. I don't see it as commercializing weblogs, but as an attempt to see where it's viewers are coming from. It's the thought that counts! :-)

EDITED

You know what I mean with the wildfire analogy, so don't go saying I think wildfire's are popular. :)

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Now look at me

You can now be notified of new entries by entering your email into that little box and clicking on the add button.

Now you will always know when I blog!

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Woo hoo! Not banned in China!

I'm not banned in china! What should we start the pool: 'how fast I get banned' at?

Via The Screen Savers

Here's some sites that are banned by the Red Government:

http://abc.net.au - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://groups.yahoo.com - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://playboy.com - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://faluninfo.net - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://taiwaninfo.nat.gov.tw - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://www.faluninfo.net - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://www.cnn.com - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://www.simiprez.com - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://www.iamnowhere.net - Reported as inaccessible in China
http://www.zabman.com - Reported as inaccessible in China

Haha, yahoo groups is on there! That's hilarious. Fuck yahoo. CNN? Well, I have no qualms with...except that bow-tie wearing fuck named Tucker something. On those crossfire shows. Jackass.

Playboy? I thought they loved big boobies over there? lol

This is Why I HATE Bush



Four times in the past two days, Bush has suggested that Democrats do not care about national security, saying on Monday that the Democratic-controlled Senate is "not interested in the security of the American people." His remarks, intensifying a theme he introduced last month, were quickly seconded and disseminated by House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).



The W POST article

How dare Bush say that democrats are not interested in the security of the American people! How dare he politicize a war. This is an insult to every veteran of every war.

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Stealing Harvard

One Matinee ticket, $5.50
Small Popkorn and Cherry Coke, $7.50
Seeing Dennis Farina in drag, priceless

I remember wanting to see this movie since I first saw the trailer, and it didn't disappoint. Sure, it's no "English Patient", but it's got an interesting plot, funny characters, and I was entertained. I mean how could you not enjoy seeing Dennis Farina in a compromising position? He's the man. One of the best actors, ever. There's also Tom Green, Jason Lee (the one that showed up is the "Kissing a Fool" Lee, not Dogma Lee), John C. McGinley, Chris Penn, and not to mention that this is directed by the great funnyman, Bruce McCulloch! His sense of humor and mine are joined at the hip!

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Friday, September 20, 2002

What is unusual about this paragraph?


This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is wrong with it? It's so usual, you would think nothing is wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It's unusual though. Study it. What is so unusual about it? Do you know?

(NOT talking about spelling and grammar errors, just so you know.)

If you think you have the answer, then click below.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Danger Mouse


He's The Best
He's The Greatest
He's The Greatest Secret Agent In The World!
He's The Ace - He's Amazing...
He's the Strongest... He's The Quickest.... He's The Best!

Does anyone remember this old Nickelodeon show? I loved that show. That show and He-Man were fuckin A, man.

And if you don't know WTF I am talking about, go here.

And check out 80's Children Dot Com. That site also mentions my third fav cartoon: Thundercats! And my 4th fav: the Smurfs!

UPDATE

I gotta make a skin featuring Danger Mouse! Or a movie! I may do something like that for one of my video projects, since I won't have to worry about copyright infringment as it's for school.

FUNNY UPDATE:

My parents did this funny thing that involved Danger Mouse. The said name was to be said if I or my younger brother started gaging or choking. If we said "Danger Mouse" than we obviously weren't choking! It's funny, most households would probably use Mickey Mouse for that, but not mine, we like the Danger variety. :)

Sunday, September 15, 2002

El Espinazo del Diablo

English title: "The Devil's Backbone"
Literal translation: "The Spine of the Devil"

Hey, I still remember something from 11th grade.

Yep, I Watched a great Spanish film today. Yes, that means subtitles, but they're yellow, and the movie is widescreen, so they don't cover up anything! Don'tcha just hate it when the subtitles are white and they sit on the picture? Then of course you can't read them when the shot is bright! D'oh!

Anyway, this film is awesome. It's a murder mystery with a twist at the end, well not too surprising, but still a twist. Not saying it's bad because it wasn't very surprising tho. Too many filmmakers these days think that the audience wants to be completely stunned at the end, M. Night Shamalanadingdong for example, but I don't want to spoil anything so I won't say anymore about plot. :-)

This film kinda reminds me of Hector Babenco's Pixote, but that's only because they both are set in an orfanage. If you don't recognize that movie, then you may recognize the director of Devil's Backbone, Guillermo del Toro, who also directed Blade II. Which I thought was better than the Blade I. Hmm...I wonder if he's related to Benicio del Toro? Probably not, but you never know.

The photography is gorgeous. We can thank Guillermo Navarro for that. What's with all the Guillermo's? The acting is top notch as well. Well, check this film out. Go to your nearest Blockbuster, that's where I found this. :-)

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Friday, September 13, 2002

Helpful Hint

If you don't have pale white skin and/or pink hair, then don't try applying for a job at Hot Topic.

Okay, no I did not apply there. That place gives me the willies. Oh my god, he used the word 'willies'. It just seems like nobody is hiring, and to think didn't most teens quit their summer jobs to go back to prison...err high school? You wouldn't think so if you lived in Columbia. Sheesh. I don't want to work at a restuarant, sure, the tips can be nice, but restuarants don't even pay minimum wage...why is it called minimum wage then?

Yeah if you realized that the title of this entry isn't really about this entry, it's because of the Simpsons. You know, how every episode starts out completly different than the story at the end? Sometimes the real message of the show doesn't begin until 20 minutes after it started!

So what's the real message of this entry?

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Rebuild WTC!

Rebuild them bigger and better! Much bigger! I say make a circlular building that is 3 times the height as the two towers were and then there is no need for buildings 3-7. There would be walkways every 20 floors or so that would go from one side to the other, and when looked at from space (or a plane) they would resemble the letter 'A' for America.

Can you picture that? Just think of a circle with an A in it and the three points of the A are touching the circle. I think it'd be cool. What about you?

Email this entry to all the archeitechs you know. :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Where was I on 9/11?

Well it's hear...and my life is normal, however, I still cannot escape people talking about it tho, so in that sense, it is not normal. But I am not crying today, I have moved on. I am proud to be able to say that.

I thought I would share my "where were you?" story...

So, where was I on that horrible morning? Were else? School. I was in my video 1 class. It ran from 9-noon, and I got to the college at about 8:40, and was just thinking about what the Wizards' season would be like if Michael Jordan played for them, which is what he was supposed to announce in a press conference that day. Oh how I wish that happened.

Video Class started like every other class. I think that was only the second class, maybe third, so we hadn't really started anything yet. In fact, that day was the day we were to take the GL1's around campus and do an "in-camera edit". Which is just filming in order, so you don't have to edit later.

At about 9:30 or so, my teacher, Jose Tenorio, went to his office to get something for the class. I forget what tho. He was gone longer than we probably thought. and 9:45 or so he got back and said a plane crashed in to the World Trade Center. I instantly thought it was just a cesna or crop duster. Why would I think it was a commerical jumbojet?! So the class continued, he talked to us about how to operate the cameras without breaking them, lol. Hey, the GL1's cost 2300 dollars and the college bought 8 of them.

At about 10:20 we were getting ready to begin our in-camera edits and he went to his office again. When he got back, he said "the towers are gone". I was in total disbelief. Gone?! Those things are huge, weighing 100,000 tons each, at least. They're a marvel to human ingeniunity, like the Pyramids. Yes, I really think that. Did you know that they were designed to sway 3 feet back and forth in the wind?

This girl next to me was in tears. Her fiance was in one of the towers that day, but don't worry, he got out and he's A-Ok. People tried to comfort her tho and she was escused from the assignment, but she did it anyway.

I grabed the camera and started walking around campus, but as soon as I got outside the classroom, the TV's that are hanging from the ceiling every 20 feet or so, were all on CNN. They were showing replays of the planes hitting and smoke billowing from the towers. I wanted to scream, but I am to stoic in public. I wish I did scream, but I did the assignment, then went to the lobby and watched CNN a bit, then went back to the classroom to turn in the cameras and leave.

As I was walking to my car, I was growing increasingly angry. I saw a lady running franctically to her car, I hope she didn't lose someone dear to her. That made me more mad. I got home and my younger brother, who was being homeschooled at the time, had the TV on and said, "Have you heard?" I replied wth, "yes". As soon as I got in front of the TV I just started crying uncontrolably. I then started pacing up and down the house screaming obscenities. For example, "lets nuke the fucking bastards who did this!". No, I do not think that now, but I did then, and I am NOT ashamed. My brother's friends and our cousin came over a few minutes later, becaue our mom had picked them all up, because the schools closed early, and we are the closest to the school of all his friends houses.

I was glued to the tv for at least a week, I recall. What happened was terrible and horrible, but I am over it. You have to be, I think. I don't want to live my life by being angry or sad and depressed all the time. The only other times where I cried like I did that day, were the Oklahoma City bombing (I was 14) and the Columbine School shooting (I was 18).

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Orange Alert!

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY!

Man, it was impossible to excape "news" stories today about the horrific events a year ago. In my college lounge area, there was a tv with a video playing about what happened a year ago...they showed, close up, about 5 people jumping to their deaths! What the fuck happened to any desency? You don't point your camera at something like that, but at the people around you-- You show what happened through their expressions of shock and grief, not by actually showing the damn thing of some person falling to their death! Christ, to be more gruesome, they interviewed Rudy "I'm still the mayor of NYC" Guiliani saying that he heard a "pop" sound! That's sick! Do we really want to know that?!

But lemme change gears a bit. Why would someone just give up like that and jump out a window??? If that was me, and I surly hope I am never in that situation, but if it was me, I would never give up. Does that mean I am afraid to die? Well think what you want, but I'd prefer it means I love life. I would go down fighting, not some puddle on the sidewalk.

But James, those people were above the crash site, and the temperatures on the 3 flaming floors reached 2000 degrees fahernheit.

I don't care. I still wouldn't give up like that. I'm not a fucking pussy. Not saying those people were, who knows what conditions were like up there, but I would try to make my way down the building, even if that means burning to death. At least I went out trying, and not crying...I would probably be screaming...anyway, I still think it was possible for the people on the above floors to make it down. I don't care if you hate me for this, this is how I feel.

And to counter the arguement that one could say that the people jumped because they would rather die quickly than burn slowly in a fire...that's horse shit. What makes people think falling 120 stories is fast? The pain doesn't start when you hit the ground, but the whole way down. You body starts going into shock, and the speed at which you're falling has gotta hurt as the wind brushes against your body. Sure, maybe it is a little faster than burning to death, but not that much.

Well I applaud you for reading this far, and I still can't believe that the media has stooped this low by showing people falling to their deaths.

Oh that brings up another thing. The Bush Administration has not won the war on terrorism and never will. And a democratic president wouldn't either. All our politicians care about is the next election-- that's why we haven't gone to war against Iraq...not like we should tho (Just send the Navy Seals to take out Saddam), but Bush is just stalling til a month before the election so he'll be re-elected.

This has been a test of the international bozzy rant system, had this been a real emergency, you all would have been required to strip naked.

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Should I be scared or flattered?

That I invaded Zoe's dreams recently...I mean, she did try to kiss me, and I "jumped away" and said "I dont like you like that"...it's an outrage! Outrage I tell ya! I would never say such a thing. :)

Now on the topic of dreams...I had a freaky on myself lastnite-- and no zoe, you were not in it, sorry. Oh I wish you were, because guess who invaded my dreams? Elijah Wood. Yes, the former child actor. Where did that come from?! I haven't seen any of his movies in like forever!

Dreams suck sometimes...especially when all you remember is that Elijah Wood was in it...well I also remember that I was forced to act in a movie, and I never read the script, and nobody knew that I had no clue what to do...but all the details are all foggy now...

Monday, September 2, 2002

Weeeeeee!

Well kevin posted a shockwave movie, so why can't I?

Tampax Taco

Ever wanted to to cuss in a different language? More specifically, ever wanted to hear vaginal euphemisms from other countries?

Look no further! TwAtlas is here!

Sunday, September 1, 2002

Top 10 Reasons IM rules your life

Feel free to pass this around, but give me credit for it, because I did write it. :)

10.You respond with "LOL!" when you're not online.
9. You always change the capitalization of your name everytime you sign it.
8. You knew "w00t!" before you knew "whoot".
7. You spend more time thinking of an away message than for your answering machine greeting.
6. You have more than 8 AIM names.
5. You use Trillian and hate it, but have no choice but to use it.
4. You have every IM program installed, even the Mac ones, and you use a PC.
3. You use IM more than email...
2. even tho you use email more than phones...
1. and even tho you use phones more than you to talk face-to-face.

So, does IM rule you?

Conform!

I am liking 24-hour time so much that now all y'all have to live with it! I changed the date format on all the entries!

Oh, and the "-05:00" means the Eastern time zone, so don't yell at me asking what it means. ;)

Down with 12-hour time!

Best. Commerical. Ever.

I got this link from Roger. Check it out. This commercial is just sooo rad.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Fear Dot Com

What would you think if the Internet could carry negative energy and just bad mojo? You'd be thinking that you're in a movie, because this isn't at all possible. Alas, this film is still pretty good.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Military Time

No, I am not joining the navy, or any of the others, but rather I am on their time...my Mac suddenly went from 12-hour mode to 24-hour mode sometime in the last week and I can't figure out how to set it back! Trust me, it's NOT in the Date & Time properties. If only it were that simple, lol.

But you know what? I don't care anymore! The more and more I think about it, 12-hour mode is stupid. I mean, why make a system were the hours repeat? Why not one number for every hour of the day?

This said, I wanna share you a little "trick" I've discovered...well I have known about this since I was in elementary school (yeah I was that kind of kid)...so to figure out what time it is in 12-hour mode when in 24 hour mode, just subtract 12 from the current time. Example, 15:00 is 3:00PM. And that's another thing. There is no need for AM and PM in 24 hour mode. Now, I know that "trick" seems obvious but I can't tell you how many people I have told this to that didn't know that and were confused when somesaid 15:00 when asked what time it was.

Let's Start a Revolution! Down with 12-hour time!

Sunday, August 25, 2002

I found my teddy

Remember that Simpsons episode where maggie finds an old teddy bear and it turns out thats it belongs to Mr. Burns and he turns all soft when he gets his teddy back? Well I just found my old teddy bear while putting stuff away in the attac, and it was up there. I wanna know who put it up there. That's teddy abuse. Today is connect with your inner child day. I just made that up. But remember that. August 25th is now 'Connect with your Inner Child Day'.

Saturday, August 24, 2002

S1m0ne

The best way to describe this film is that it's the opposite of The Truman Show, which is a film in which everybody is pulling a fast one on the main character; that his whole world isn't real. In Simone, or SIMulation ONE as it really means, the joke is played by one person on everybody else. Now this isn't a coincidence, both films were written by the same guy...Andrew Niccol, who also directed Simone (not The Truman Show) and Gattaca, the movie that brought Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke together. Simone is a great film, and everybody should see it, but I am puzzled why Jim Carrey didn't get to play Viktor Taranksy...he would have been perfect. Al Pacino sucks. He acts the SAME way in all his films. Don't believe me? Watch them again (I know, that sounds like a penalty) and try and tell me that he doesn't have the same scream in each one. I dare you. His "signature scream" is in all of them. He sucks. But Simone is sooo good that it overshadows this overactor, and is one Al Pacino film that I actually want to see again.

Also, I kept thinking that the little girl was the same girl in Panic Room. Kristen Stewart I believe...but it's not. Her name is Evan Rachel Wood...Evan? I never knew that was also a girls name, lol.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Friday, August 23, 2002

Dammit, Quentin!

I was watching TechLive and they were talking about this company that masks "indecent" scenes in movies, and showed the dvd box of Pulp Fiction, but it looked different. Could it be? The long-awaited special edition, complete with deleted scenes, a commentary, and lots of extras? I then flipped around the tv a bit and started watching DateLine on NBC, then I saw a commerical for the special editions of Jackie Brown, Reservior Dogs, and Pulp Fiction. YES!

BUT! No commentary by Quentin on ANY OF THEM! Quentin you suck! You haven't made anything in 5 years, and by the time you do, it will be 6 and a half! Not like you have to make films every year, but c'mon, you could have done commentaries!

I still might get the Pulp Fiction special edition. I am curious about the deleted scenes...and I know I will buy Reservoir Dogs special edition, just so I can get those extra angles of the famous "ear" scene! Now I already own the bare bones version of 'Dogs so who wants to buy it from me. I think I will charge 10 bucks. That's pretty good. Kevin, you should buy it! You'll love this movie!

Apparently, I have been breaking the law

I just got a letter from Allfirst stating that I've been exceding the number of transactions in the last statement period. Allfirst states that this law is to "regulate how these accounts are used and to prevent their use as a transaction (checking) accounts." Who the hell are they to tell me how I can use my savings account?! This is how I use my accounts: I put my paychecks in savings and transfer, whenever needed, to my checking account. This way I do not spend too much, but hey, apparently that's against the law. Fuck the federal government. They're gay and this law is bogus.

But it doesn't stop there. This law only allows me 6 transactions via Internet and Telephone (yeah I know, who uses the phone?), BUT I can "make an UNLIMITED number of withdrawls or transfers from your savings account(s) in-person at the bank or at the ATM. Whoa, stop, hold the fucking phone. How the fuck does doing it in-person make it all better? What is so different about internet transactions? Somebody throw me be a frickin bone here.

The penalty for continuing to do this is that they continue to send me harrasing letters, because they get fined by the FDC, and the last resort is to "convert your account to a non-interest bearing account". Haha, when did the words "Savings" and "Checking" become hate words? What's with all the eupemisms here? "Non-interest bearing account"? That could be easier said by simply saying "checking"! But hey, this is way too much to ask for our federal fucking government.

Also, It wouldn't be too much to ask if Allfirst would send me a quality pamphlet that I can actually read. It's like they still are using dot-matrix printers!

So, I guess I'll have to stop the number of transactions I make online...yeah I will do that, I will make an absurd amount of transactions in-person and see if I still get fined. I guess I'm a real bad ass, huh?

Now, click more for a song I wrote (all in fun of course):

My Swivel Chair is Broken

This just started happening today. I go to sit at my desk and I notice that the chair is on its highest setting, then I sit in it, and it slowly decreases to the lowest setting. This is so annoying. I swear, my chair is mocking me.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

My world looks like Atari?

g-girl said this on the zonkboard...hmm...I never noticed this. Can anybody elaborate on this...respond and say how it looks like Atari and maybe even what games it looks like.

Also, since we're on the subject, what is (was) your favorite Atari game? I wish I could remember the titles...I lied, I never had Atari, but my friend next door had it, and I played it over there. My first console was the 8-bit Ninendo. I was in third grade. That would make it 1988.

Nouns that Suck

In lieu of Wil's latest entry, I'm gonna post the nouns that suck (people/places/things, duh).

Best Buy sucks. God, there service is awful. The make you buy DVDs you don't want to, just so you can buy the one you do want to buy. Why must they package DVDs together???? Don't shop here.

Microsoft sucks. Those who think Bill Gates is some genius who started from the bottom and worked his way to the top are morons. He never started from the bottom. He was born wealthy, hence why he went to an Ivy League school. It's also humorous how Microsoft likes to talk about inventing new computing tools and what not. They never invented anything. They stole every idea from someone else. Steve Jobs came up with the Mouse, for example.

John Asscroft can kiss my ass. His logic is so fucked up, he doesn't even realize it. What a loser.

President-Select Bush. Okay, this guy is just dumb. And if anybody votes to re-elect (actually thats just elect) this moron, is one. I'm sorry, but it's true.

CD-R's. Who invented these things? Well it wasn't Microsoft, that's for sure. Why is it a trial and error thing with these? Can't they make them so they work for all CD-RW drives? Geez, it's just common sense, folks.

Well I'm sure there's more, but I don't feel like typing anymore. Remember to watch The Screen Savers tonight. Wil's gonna be on!

Monday, August 19, 2002

I Hate CBS

I was sitting down for dinner tonight and the tv in the kitchen was on channel 9 (cbs up here) and the evening news comes on. I swear, Dan Rather really screamed his welcome message tonight! I nearly leaped out of my chair. Anyway, he mentions that he has a tape of Al Quaeda testing chemical weapons on a dog. He warns us. Yeah, right, like that helps. That just makes you wanna watch, dumbass. Then they show the dog choking on the gas, going into convulsions, and then dying. They do not cut away. They use a voice over. Shouldn't common sense prevail here? Especially during dinner hours? Not like playing this on the 4 O'Clock news is any better. CBS Sucks. Don't watch them. Don't support them. Dan Rather can take his little texas ass and split it. Okay, he's not bad. It's the show producers. He's just the anchor. He doesn't do the gathering and production anymore...or does he? I hope not. God, what is wrong with the media? Why do they think that people want to see this sick shit?

Video Blog!!!!!!

Okay, I am gonna claim foundership of these things. I came up with this idea Sunday Morning while I was eating my Rice Krispies. Then Kevin just had to get the idea on his own while I was at the movies. Without further ado, here it is:







For those having trouble with Quicktime click below

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Nothing like a spoof to tide you over

I found this blair witch spoof that my younger brother and his friends did on one of their sleepovers. Hope this brings some laughs while you wait for me to get my video blog up!

You need Quicktime 6 to view all my videos.

Blue Crush

Man, was this a fun movie. I'm not really into surfing or surfing movies for that matter (I think the last one I saw was Point Break), but something about this movie made me want to see it. What was it? Oh yeah, the babes. But boy oh boy, is this film so much more.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002

Pluto Nash

Before I left for the theater, I hit up IMDb for the showtimes of this movie, and right across from the listing for Pluto Nash, was Austin Powers. I couldn't help but see the likeness in those names. I hoped the movie would be original and entertaining. Afterall, Eddie Murphy, the man, was the main star! You couldn't go wrong, could you? Well, something during the production went terribly wrong. This movie may have been original-- I mean has there ever been a movie about a night club on the moon?-- but it was by no means entertaining.

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Thursday, August 15, 2002

Top 10 Reasons Why Kevin is Cool

10. He loves movies.
9. He has more DVDs than I do.
8. He has his own domain name.
7. He built all his computers and has two servers.
6. One word: kevboard.
5. He liked my student film.
4. He wants to make movies or work in television some day.
3. He hosts my website.
2.He helps me with all my dumb html questions, and tries hard to act like he wants to. I know you must get tired of it! :)

and the number one reason why Kevin is cool...

1. He's a geek.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO!

Now, come here, I gotta punch you 16 times.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

How to Grow Plants

To grow plants in your condom follow these rules for successful eating. Give plants room to grow. Plants grow best in temperatures ranging from 55 to 9/11 degrees. Most plants love Vanilla Coke and could use 7 to 12 50 Gazillionity hours of direct sun every day. Porn Stars need just the right amount of Staplers too, not too much or too little. Give plants room to Fart through their thong and leaves. Use soil that contains toothbrushs. Plants need time to grow so be huge.

Brought to you by elibs

Monday, August 12, 2002

IRC quotes-- weirdly hilarious

My brother just showed this to me. Check it Out. We're in the same house and he IMs me. Go figure.

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Michael Jackson thru the Years

This is a funny read. Check it out.

The best quote from it is "only in a America can somebody be born a black man and die a white woman." What's with the creepy little girl voice, Michael? Or should I say, Michelle?

xXx

Some have been hailing this film as a new breed of secret agent films, a lot like the Bond series. Is it? Well kinda. The main character, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) [yeah you try guessing which name is the actor's and which one is the characters!], is a secret agent kinda like James Bond...okay nothing like James Bond. This movie is just a rock'em, sock'em, action-packed joyride. Ne'er a dull moment. And am I surprised by that?

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The "Barbie" Pill

I was watching the news last night, and they had a segment about this so-called "magic" or "barbie" pill. It's called "Melanotan", and basically it makes you tan a lot (all over your body), increases your sex-drive(and you know how I like driving...), and if that's not enough, it also decreases your appetite so you can lose weight. It produces people who are tan, sexy, and thin. Hence the name "barbie" pill.

It's still in the testing phase, but they say in 2-5 years people will know more of the side-affects (if there are any bad ones), and would feel safe using it.

Now maybe I am being too superficial, but I think this news sounds soooo cool! I can't tan in the sun. I just turn all red and then peel.... It dices, it slices, it tans ya all over, and thats not all it gets ya up and thin too!

Oh yeah, it helps to prevent skin cancer!

[And y'all better give me the proper credit for this!] :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2002

Bloodwork

Despite the fact that I saw the whole who-did-what, who's-the-killer of the movie, I really enjoyed this. A while back I mentioned how I despise surprise endings. Well not despise, I just think they're used to much and that decreases their effect on the audience. I kinda liked that I had the killer pegged, and that the writer and director didn't try to pull a fast one or a rabbit out of their hat. The performances were pretty good, with exception of the mexican cop-- altho that scene in the beginning (you know which one) was great! But overall that actor was over the top. Clint's still the man, and Jeff Daniels is downright creepy.

Oh, and the writer of this is Brian Helgeland who wrote LA Confidential and directed Payback (best Mel Gibson movie ever!) and A Knights Tale. He's a damn good writer...and director. So is Clint.

Now click more for me talking about spoilers, but don't if you want to see the movie.

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Friday, August 9, 2002

Proof that Marylanders kick ass

via Robyn aka my Blog Grandma

Man, how embarrassing it must be for the FBI and the CIA...a pornographer took control of an Al-Qaeda website. Go Jon! Click here for the full story.

"I created the amateur housewife-next-door genre," he explained. "I bought a digital camera and convinced my wife to get naked for the Internet."


What'd he say?! Bota bing bota boom, hey honey, start strippin!

"I wanted to do something and I thought, 'What do I know? I know the Internet,'"


How can somebody "know the Internet"? That's pretty vague.

"Messner, using the aggressive tactics he's employed to run his adult site, said he 'hijacked' Al Neda for five days and recorded a 'virtual who's-who of every hostile message board and site on the Internet.'"


A porn site requires aggressive tactics? Well I guess people do try to hack into them to steal the pics, but...just doesn't seem like you could compare the two.

"Suddenly a message was posted," Messner said. "It said, 'The infidels have taken over the site. They are tracking you. The man doing this is an infidel, a pornographer.'"


I always love the use of the word 'infidel'...it reminds me of this Robin Hood game for the 8-bit Nintendo...but I think this guy oughta be given a medal or something.

GO MARYLANDERS!

Happy Fun Ball

Anybody watch SNL? You may have seen this commerical parody then...

via Jim

*Caution: Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to repture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:
-Itching
-Vertigo
-Dizziness
-Tingling in extremities
-Loss of balance or coordination
-Slurred speech
-Temporary blindness
-Profuse sweating

If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin. When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration... Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company Global Chemical Unlimited, of any and all liability.

Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball includes an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Happy Fun Ball has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Happy Fun Ball comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Happy Fun Ball. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Stick a Sock on my Dick and call me Flea

Just watched the video to "By The Way" and it's fuckin awesome, man! Totally fuckin' A!

Click here to watch it

You'll like it.

Now, where's that sock?

Monday, August 5, 2002

LAX Security

asinine

"AIRPORT security staff confiscated a TWO-INCH plastic gun from a toy soldier, it was revealed yesterday.


It's TWO INCHES people! But there are real guns that small...wait what I am saying?! This still doesn't discredit the fact that the TWO INCH toy gun was being held by a peice of plastic! I guess LAX Security is trying really really hard to NOT live up to their name. :D

"She said: 'Even though he's seven years old George knew the toy was missing an important part.' "


Was this before or after they disarmed the GI Joe?

"Security chiefs at Los Angeles airport said: 'We have instructions to confiscate anything that looks like a weapon or a replica.' "


"I explained what had happened, but he just kept shaking his head saying it was silly and Don't those people understand the gun was a toy? and couldn't shoot


Well kid, now you know...and knowing is half the battle!

Sunday, August 4, 2002

Master of Disguise

Okay, to fully enjoy this movie one must either be braindead or 7 years old. This movie stinks. You see, this is a moment" movie. It's just made up a handful (some really small hand at that) of funny scenes. Actually, the only pure hilarious scene is the "turtle club" scene, but unfortunattely, most of which was shown in the trailers. Ugh.

Why do they do this? This pisses me off. If it were my movie, I wouldn't show any thing in the trailer that was in the final cut of the movie. In fact, I would specifically shoot scenes to be used just for the sole purpose of making a trailer. And if they wound up great, I would still leave them in the trailer. I consider it a rip-off otherwise. I paid about 20 bucks to see this movie (tix and snacks) and I want to see something I haven't seen before. Then you say, "But if they don't show clips from the movie in the trailer, then how will they get people to see the movie?" Oh puh-leeze. Gimme a frickin' break. How did hollywood get the stupid idea to do this? Boggles the mind. A trailer shouldn't be a collection of good scenes, no, it should be an "intro" that introduces (hence the name) all or at least the majority of the major characters. It should never include anything that is in the movie. That really insults the audience. Why would any filmmaker want to show the good scenes over and over again in the trailer? Is there some rule about laughing in movie theaters? Why must we be forced to laugh in our living rooms? Dammit, I want to see it for the first time on a bigger screen! Is this the reason why I disliked the movie? No. All movie trailers do this...with the exception of a rare few. No, I dislike this movie because it was just unfunny, and the only funny scene that was in it was shown to death in the trailers. So yeah, I guess this is why I dislike this movie.

The Plot. Not much, but it's about Pistachio Disguisi, played by Dana Carvey. That should be a big friggin stop sign right there. Honestly, who names their son "Pistachio"? That's just nutty. So Pistachio's parents get kidnapped, and before anybody else besides Pistachio finds out, his grandfather shows up and knows about what happened. Which is kinda confusing at first, because earlier in the movie, I swear that in the first scene, the guy playing his father is said to be his grandfather, then later he's Pistachio's father. Oi vei.

The disguises were kinda funny, but I kept wanting to see more elaborate ones. You know, where it's not just Dana Carvey in a funny outfit, making funny voices and all? Maybe take a completely different person and have the audience think that is Pistachio? No? I guess that's too much to ask. No, it's not. They did this with Pistachio's father and grandfather, but never did it with Pistachio, not even when he got good at disguises.

Overall, I was dissappointed with this movie. It seemed like Carvey was trying to hard to be funny instead of just being natural, like his characters on SNL and in movies such as "Trapped in Paradise". The writing was tired and uninspired. Not to mention repetitive. C'mon, if the bad guy routinely farts at the same time, it gets predictable and UNFUNNY! This isn't rocket science people. But kids will like this, but adults should be bored...unless their braindead. Ah, braindead adults...kinda like Steve Dannuzio....lol

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Saturday, August 3, 2002

Signs

Okay, in M Night Shymalan's third film, he does pretty good. He still doesn't capture the same feel of the supernatural like in THE SIXTH SENSE, but he comes close. Now, this movie isn't perfect. It's pretty good except for the beginning which is painfully slow and cliched, and laced with poor deliveries. So, it's the opposite of UNBREAKABLE-- that movie had a piss poor ending. Even Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix forgot how to deliver their lines correctly in the beginning. But alas, once the beings show up, the acting does as well. There's a great shot with Joaquin, Rory, and Abigal on the couch. It makes me laugh just thinking of it. There's other great shots as well, so I guess the horrible beginning is made up for. In conclusion, I was entertained (except in the beginning), and the acting is pretty decent (except in the beginning). Rory Culkin seems destined for stardom, even more so than his older brother was, and I liken this movie to "the story that wasn't told in INDEPENDANCE DAY". In that movie, we see the front lines, the aliens, their technology, but here, we see and get a story about characters and the common man. And because of that, this movie should appeal to everybody.

But there's one big problem that I haven't mentioned...there's a continuity problem! Something about fingers...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Dammit, you mean this isn't one of them?!

Saudis blocking 2000+ websites

What do you all think about this?

Top 10 Reasons Zoe is Cool

CUT to Paul Shaffer and CBS orchestra and the Top 10 animated intro, then CUT back to Dave

10. Her website is hosted by AngelFire! If that name isn't catchy and cool, I don't know what is.

9. She blogs a lot.

8. She lives in Hawaii. She may not like it, but I kinda think it's cool. She gets to see Volcano's up close and personal!

7. She used to live in Idaho. So did my dad, so that must be cool.

6. She reads my blog.

5. She isn't ugly.

4. She was the first to wish me a very happy 22nd birthday. She beat my own mother to that. Damn.

3. She does all her HTML coding in notepad.

2. She uses an alias on the Internet.

and the #1 reason Zoe is cool...

1. Her alias is 'Zoe'.

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The Movie Combo Game

I was bored and started combining movie titles and descripitions, and here's what I have come up with so far. Feel free to comment and leave your own!

12 Angry Monkeys - 12 Jurors decide whether or not the world will end in '97
and whether bruce willis is a better actor than tony danza.

The Never Ending Toy Story - Sebastian plays hookie with Andy and some toys.

The Never Ending West Side Story - Sebastian finds himself in the middle of
gangs wars and only Falcor can save him.

Doc Hollywood Ending - A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small
town and is forced to produce a movie that's being made by a has-been blind
director.

Son of The Aviator - The mask returns again to haunt an aviator!

Finding Jurassic Park - A little red fish swims to Jurassic Park and becomes lost. His fishy friends have to find him, but first they have to find the park!

Home Alone: Independance Day - Kevin is left home alone on the same weekend aliens invade the planet. Bill Pullman guest stars.

Dances with Pretty Woman - A soldier who leaves battle during the civil war befriends some native americans and Julia Roberts.

Bringing Down the Man of the House - Two choices: A) When a lonely guy (Martin) meets a woman (Latifah) on the Internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, accidently kills a man and Tommy Lee Jones stars as a Texas Ranger who must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed the murder. Or B) When a lonely guy (Martin) meets a woman (Latifah) on the Internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas is upset that his mom found another man.

American Beauty Outlaws Pie - Man goes through a mid-life crisis, robs a bank, and sticks his penis in a pie.

Scream Every Which Way But Loose - Clint Eastwood must destroy a psychopathic killer who is stalking teens, and he must also put David Arquette out of his misery.

Gone in Nine to Five - Nick Cage and Giovanni Ribisi are two brothers are hired by Jane Fonda to steal her bosses car because he's a sexist pig.

Any good?

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Clinton = Good; Bush = Bad

Very interesting read courtesy of fark.

I think it's quite obvious that the economic boom of the 1990's is the doing of President Clinton and Alan Greenspan, not Papa Bush. When pappy was in office, the unemployment rate was thru the roof and the markets were their lowest in years...but Bush's biggest blunder was not taking out Saddam. We were practically on top of Baghdad and could have taken the dumbfuck out, but oh no, papa bushie cared more about his oil money. Now to junior. If he's supposed to be so good for business, then why have we had the two biggest bankruptcy cases ever? Answer: Republicans are greedy, they only care about money. Not really news, but what the hell.

I have this feeling I have blogged about this before, but I am too tired to care. Goodnight all!

Friday, July 26, 2002

Isn't this cute?

I saw this at bloghop.com, no particular blog, it was just on that site.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Best Buy Sucks

Okay, here's what happened.

I go to Blockbuster to rent Roger Avary's "Killing Zoe", and they don't have it. So I'm like no big deal, I'll buy it. Lots of people like this movie, so I'll take the chance that I will too.

I go to Best Buy. I have no problem finding this film. But there's one condition. One very asinine condition. The only way to buy this film is to buy the incredibly horrible film "The Way of the Gun". I know this cannot be. So I look and look for what seems like hours-- probably only 15 minutes, but that's ample time for a 4-row DVD section. Hey, it's not like I had to scale the Great Wall of China. So, I'm bouncing between the aisles. I'm pissed and I'm looking for the single.

I notice a blue-shirted-pseudo-intelligent employee and inform him of my dilemma. All he says is to try Customer Service. So off I go. Luckily, there's no line. (Which might say something about the quality of Best Buy's service. You know, it's so bad that people don't even bother trying.) A young twenty something girl, whom we'll call 'Tits' for quick reference calls me to the front desk. I say to Tits, "I want to buy this movie, but not that movie, can you separate them?" The answer from Tits, was a resounding, "They're packaged together, you cannot separate them." Well, that's gee golly great, Tits, but I asked if YOU could separate them.

I tossed the pawning off of a bad film back on the shelf and head to Borders, where I had no problem finding "Killing Zoe"...and JUST "Killing Zoe". I went to the checkout line and purchased the so-called-by-best-buy "evasive" title, "Killing Zoe", where the guy said, "Great movie!!"

Now what have we learned here? We've learned that Tits is a lying sack of cow testicles. Now let's quote her: "They're packaged together, you cannot separate them." Well...I guess Borders is special. They at least aren't so fucking ignorant as to think that people might not want to buy "The Way of the Gun" and have several single copies in stock of "Killing Zoe".

Now maybe the obvious reason for Best Buy's blunder is because they were sold out of JUST "Killing Zoe", but c'mon, if this were Spider-Man, I'd believe that. I don't believe it when the movie is rated 6/10 on IMDb and is an Art House flick. No, Best Buy just didn't give a damn. They just wanted to get rid of all the hundreds of copies of the lame-o "The Way of the Gun". Am I being unreasonable? I didn't think so.

Now, Off to the DVD player...

Monday, July 22, 2002

WAIT, ISN'T BUSH CORPORATION FRIENDLY?

I find it kinda ironic that under his tenure as Prez, two of the largest companies in the country declared bankruptcy. I mean one, can just be a coincidence but two is just plain freaky. Oooh and lets not forget K-Mart (whats the K stand for?), they almost went under, well for me they did, since my local K-Mart closed up shop. Good riddance. It sucked anyway. I want a walmart god dammit. Anyhow, back to Bush, he's supposed to be corporation friendly! Okay, so maybe it's not his fault, but then how do you explain how that not long after he took office, the economy started going to shit? And it started going downhill before the horifific events of 9/11, so how do you explain that? Ah, fuck it. Republicans suck...and democrats blow. That just about sums up all these questions...except for the one about K-Mart. What the heck does the K mean?

Anything Goes

I made a short film for my video class last fall (2001), I sent it to Studentfilms.com to get feedback from people I don't know. Hey, of course I love it when my mom says my work is great, but I want a stranger to say that to me. :-)

update: 3/22/08
it's on YouTube now!

100 Things about me

Get to know me better, I don't bite...hard. ;-)

[this list is constantly updated, so the date and time are only for when this post was first created]

Target Sucks

Well United Artists isn't hiring so I continued my search for a second job today. I applied to BJ's Wholesale Club and Target. I already know I didn't get the latter one. Target sucks and their electronic application thingee is a peice of garbage. You can hardly see the lettering on the keys and even if you can, you have to hit them more than once for the damn thing to even respond. I noticed they had a sign that said "target gives 5% of its profits to charity every week". Gee, how nice. Why don't they just say "Target keeps 95% of its profits each week". 5% percent may be generous, but they could do better, but hey, maybe if they made it 4% they could afford to get some quality "electric applications". Anyhoo, after that I picked up some applications to Borders, CompUSA, and Bed Bath and Beyond-- I am so not interested in that last one, but hey beggers can't be choosers, right?

Sunday, July 21, 2002

K19: The Widowmaker

Just got back from seeing this and it's awesome! Well, except for the bad Russian accents, but that doesn't really matter. This is a kick ass submarine movie about honor and courage...and it's based on a true story, a story that couldn't be told until nearly 30 years after the fact. Check this one out. It's a keeper.

Read this review and others @ PopkornJunkie.com

Saturday, July 20, 2002

Reign of Fire

I just got back from seeing "Reign of Fire", and I kinda enjoyed it. The plot and character developement was lacking, but all in all, I was entertained, and isn't this why we watch movies? To be entertained? I think so. Now, I also like movies that make you think and all, but sometimes I just want to turn off my brain and stare at a huge silver screen for a couple hours.

On to the movie. The movie stars a Texan and a Brit. Matty McCau...ah fuck it, I can't spell his fucking name...and Christian Bale, who I like better because I can actually spell his name.

Well it takes place in 2020, about 20 years after Dragons took over the planet, and force every military to use Nuclear (thats nu-cle-ar) weapons and thus destroying everything beauftiful. So these dragons, they breathe fire, and they're little pyro's I tells ya. Okay, that's enough plot. (probably what the writer said to, lol)

Overall I liked it. It was fun to watch and had some cool scenes. Do I recommend it? Not if you haven't seen "Road to Perdition", but if ya have, and have some time to kill (and money to spend), by all means, see this movie. You won't be disappointed.

2.5 stars

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Road to Perdition

Saw Cool Movie and No More Webcam (for awhile)

I finally saw Road to Perdition today! Tom Hanks can do no wrong. It's so hard to believe that he's the same person who once stood naked in a fish tank and shouted "I am not a fish!". Check out PopkornJunkie.com and read my capsule review of it (it may not be up yet, so don't fret). There's some cool shots, hell the whole movie is made up of only cool shots. Don't miss this one.

Now, to the webcam. I am letting my uncle take my camcorder to the family reunion. What does this have to do with a webcam? Well, my camcorder is my webcam, silly. So that'll suck...for a little more than a week, I think.

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