Jul 28, 2004

Check me out (no really check me out)

I've been getting a lot of really good feedback about both my webble and my webpage (www.ahoy-matey.com) which is great, because it seems people are actually starting to visit there. Let me know you are here! Leave a comment on my webble here, or sign my guestbook over at my web page. Let the love flow.

BTW major props to the dems on their convention so far. Theyve had some moments to make even rabid anti-political party people think about switching from I to D. I said think, so dont get your hopes up, democrats.

Jul 25, 2004

RNC Itinerary

This was too funny to not post, lots of thanks to Elsie for sending it along!

New York, NY
6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM Ceremonial Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd Amendment)
6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46 PM Seminar #1: Katherine Harris on "Are Elections Really Necessary?"
7:30 PM Announcement: Lincoln Memorial Renamed for Ronald Reagan
7:35 PM Trent Lott - "Re-segregation in the 21st Century"
7:40 PM EPA Address #1: Mercury: It's What's for Dinner
8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos Are After Your Children
8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (men only)
8:50 PM Seminar #2: Corporations: The Government of the Future
9:00 PM Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
9:05 PM Phyllis Schlafly speaks on "Why Women Shouldn't Be Leaders"
9:10 PM EPA Address #2: Trees: The Real Cause of Forest Fires
9:30 PM break for secret meetings
10:00 PM Second Prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM Carl Rove Lecture: Doublespeak Made Simple
10:30 PM Rumsfeld Lecture/Demonstration: How to Squint and Talk Macho Even WhenYou Feel Squishy Inside
10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights" stare
10:40 PM John Ashcroft Demonstration: New Mandatory Kevlar Chastity Belt
10:45 PM GOP's Answer to the Intolerance of the NAACP, featuring Colin Powell &Condi Rice
10:46 PM Ann Coulter's Tribute to "Joe McCarthy, American Patriot"
10:50 PM Seminar #3: Education: A Drain on Our Nation's Economy
11:10 PM Hilary Clinton Pinata
11:20 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: Evolutionists: A Dangerous New Cult
11:30 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh again
11:35 PM Blame Clinton
11:40 PM Newt Gingrich speaks on "The Sanctity of Marriage"
11:41 PM Announcement: Ronald Reagan to be added to Mt. Rushmore
11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself (Underwritten by HaliburtonEnterprises)
12:00 PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Overlord

New profile!

Hey look, I got the profile back! And I have a great new headshot! I'm awesome! How much longer can this self love-fest continue? Until right about.......now.

Check me out!

www.ahoy-matey.com is really coming along. I've added a lot of really great things over the last couple of days so please check me out!

Jul 22, 2004

An era has ended!

No longer is my cell phone ring tone the classic super mario brothers! I'm taking votes for new ones, and here are the finalists:

A. A Pirate's Life for Me
B. Legend of Zelda Theme
C. Blister in the Sun

Let me know what you think I should do.

Jul 19, 2004


My profile seems to have disappeared again. If you see it, send it home for a spanking.
also, check out www.ahoy-matey.com . I'm just about finished re-designing it!

Jul 18, 2004

So my profile still exists... for some reason it is just waaaaaaay down at the bottom below all the posts. No idea why.
Got to see two good movies this weekend: Anchorman was hilarious - Steve Carrell completely stole the movie. Also, Harry Potter 3 was finally watched by Jesse and myself and I thought it was the best of the Potter movies so far.

Jul 17, 2004

Singer goes to the Distinguished Competition!
Looks like Superman will be in the foreseeable future after all, and at the expense of x3! What the hell!
The gruesome details here
A case against Bush
Here's a great commentary from the New Republic: 
"What does it mean to call the president "undemocratic"? It does not mean Bush is an aspiring dictator. Despite descending from a former president and telling confidants that God chose him to lead the country, he does not claim divine right of rule. He is not going to cancel the election or rig it with faulty ballots. (Well, almost certainly not.) But democracy can be a matter of degree. Russia and the United States are both democracies, but the United States is more democratic than Russia. The proper indictment of the Bush administration is, therefore, not that he's abandoning American democracy, but that he's weakening it. This administration is, in fact, the least democratic in the modern history of the presidency."

Here's the rest.

Jul 15, 2004

Hulk 2: Electric Bugaloo!

Why should there be a sequel to the highly underrated Hulk movie? Take if from my boy the Hulk's own mouth (and thanks to Jesse for passing this along)

"Why No Want Make Hulk 2"

Jul 12, 2004

Amazing away message!

This was my friend Josh's away message a little while ago, thought I'd share:

"Real Men of Genius. Today I salute you, Mr. Compulsive Away Message Checker. While most people are out living life, you are at home reading about it on your computer. Right-mouse-clicking and Getting Buddy Info, or even using the little Info icon at the bottom of your Buddy List. Sure there are people on your list that you haven't talked to in years, and would probably consider you a stalker for keeping them there, but that doesn't stop you from reading their away messages...EVERY DAY. So click open a fresh new Buddy Info window, Marauder of the Mousepad, and don't wander too far from your computer...because you never know when someone will be back."

Jul 11, 2004

That sucked!

I was so hyped for Live on Penn (DC's summer weekly concert series). Needless to say, when I got there, they said I couldn'd bring my bag in! Bastards! The nice security guard suggested I hide it in a bush and come back for it later. That wasn't going to happen, and we decided it wasn't worth going back to drop the bag off and return, so we went mallratting instead, and I got Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens novel. Apparently my thing is attaching amazon links to be cool. I've recently got back into reading fiction, and have breezed through The Davinci Code, Gaiman's amazing American Gods, and I'm currently reading Cain, a sort of modern Frankstein meets the Exorcist.

Ok thats it for now, hopefully I'll have better luck next week with Galactic and Nappy Roots.

Jul 9, 2004

1st top ten list!

Without further ado, I bring you my first of many top ten lists. I recently bought Buffy season 6 on DVD. And it got me thinking about my favorite episodes of what I consider one of the greatest shows of all time. So here we go:

Top Ten Episodes of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer:

10. "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" (Season 2): Rounds out the bottom of the list, because it is so darn funny watching the girls go gaga over Xander. Just slightly funnier than Season seven's "Him" which features a bewitched Buffy trying to kill Wood with a bazooka.
9. "Earhsot" (Season 3): One of the first great episodes of Buffy that was really dramatic without being overly sappy (IE most of Season 2). Buffy can hear thoughts, and we get the first real character development for little Jonothan.
8. "Becoming, Pt 2" (Season 2): More great drama, as Joyce discovers Buffy's slayerhood, Giles being tortured, and Angel bites the big one (It doesn't last). Also one of the precious post-morten Robia LaMorte moments.
7. "Hush" (Season 4): Can a show whose strength lies in witty dialogue do a silent episode and not have it suck? Hell yes.
6. "Tabula Rasa" (Season 6): Here's an episode that follow the fabulous musical episode of Buffy and still managed to hold its own and muscle its way onto the list. A brief anmesia-filled retreat from the gloominess that proceeded it, which made the return to it even more painful.
5. "Conversations With Dead People" (Season 7): Perfect example for why Buffy was such a good show - it could be spooky, dramatic, and hilarious all at the same time. Dawn's night is downright scary, Willow's creepy as hell, and Buffy's hilarious, but full of some of the pychological insight to Buffy's psyche outside of "Normal Again".
4. "Restless" (Season 4): Such a cool little episode, visually interesting, taking from source's all over the place, most notably "Apocalypse Now". Really capped off Season 4 better than "Primevil" aka "Joss Whedon sees the Matrix".
3. "Chosen" (Season 7): I am sure a lot of reason's I feel strongly about this episode was that it was the last. It's painful to see a show you love go out, but at least it went out on top.
2. "Normal Again" (Season 6): I just watched this episode again last weekend. It is scary how Whedon and Co. manage to tie every part of Buffy's character and environment into a schizophrenic web on confusion. My old roommate was so sold that he claims Buffy is still sitting in an asylum somewhere.
1. "Once More With Feeling" (Season 6): One of the most daring, entertaining, and touching hours ever to grace the small screen. Every time you watch this musical episode, you catch something new, so subtly laid in the episode's subtext. Funny (Anya and Xander's "I'll never tell"), warming and wrenching on the heart (Tara's realization of Willow's deception), and ultimately tragic (Buffy's heavenly realization to the Scoobies). This episode has it all.

I admit I'm a little surprised by some of my choices, when looking at how I feel about the seasons overall, here's my ranking of them from best to worst with the number of episodes from each season that made my list:

1. Season 7 (2)
2. Season 5 (0)
3. Season 3 (1)
4. Season 6 (3)
5. Season 4 (2)
6. Season 2 (2)
7. Season 1 (0)

I think part of the reason is that while Seasons 3 and 5 were really good, they flowed smoothly, without a lot of episodes standing out, while for every "Tabula Rasa" in Season 6, there was also a "Doublemeat Palace", aka, the throw away episodes made the great ones look all that better. Anyways, there's my opinion, feel free to flame me if you disagree. I'll be back soon with another.

Jul 8, 2004

I may be the worst blogger ever!

It's true! It's true!

I've been really busy with a lot of stuff recently (I know that is a terrible excuse) but I haven't had time to sit down and blog lately. Hopefully this will get me back into the habit. So what have I been doing? Working, reading, travelling. I spent part of the 4th of July weekend in Hanover, and was also home the weekend before that. Before that, I spent a week in Sandbridge Beach, which is a little south of VA Beach. Had a great time celebrating my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.

What's coming up for the Dwain? In a few short weeks, another of my friends will be getting hitched, and the very next day I'll have my first high school reunion! Talk about feeling old!

A couple of things I want to do. First, I want to finish the first couple chapters of my story so I can post them online. Secondly, I want to work on some top ten lists (That will happy sooner rather than later, I guarantee), and thirdly, I've decided I want to do a weekly talk radio show, I've been experimenting with the idea of starting an internet radio station, ala www.live365.com . That's all for now!