Dec 29, 2005

Dec 22, 2005

I bought an iced tea at CVS the other day and the cashier told me I was not a winner. Except that there was no contest......

Dec 21, 2005

Carver Revealed: I was waaaaay wrong (surprise, surprise) but it was a very satisfying end to the season.

Dec 20, 2005

Even funnier SNL skit from Saturday: Spelling Bee
"That little boy was me-ee-ee-ee-ee- this was a true story"
Last minute Carver prediction for tonight's Nip/Tuck finale. I'm guessing it will be none other than Christian Troy's father. My evidential backup? Nothing. But if I'm right, you may call me king.
SNL gets it right: It's all about the Hamilton's baby

Dec 14, 2005

Dec 10, 2005

My new favorite game: (mostly because I rock at it, and you can too!)

Progress Quest

Dec 6, 2005

According to WUSA: Borf is Back!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Me: heidi klum annoys me
Annie: why?
Annie: and what really happened to seal's face?
Annie: dog mauling?
Me: "take the immune boosting tablet created by a teacher"
Me: wtf
Me: why would I trust a teacher over a Medicine making scientist
Annie: eh, maybe they were a chemistry teacher
Me: would you put something in your mouth if heath myers gave it you?
Annie: ohhhhhh lordhavemercyNO
Me: see?
Annie: fine
Annie: now what about heidi clum and seal??
Me: would I trust Medicine they made?
Annie: no what happened to his face and why do you find her annoying?
Me: she seems retarded - even for a super model
Me: and I love this song!
Annie: really?  i've never heard it
Annie: oh wait yes i have
Me: see!
Annie: how they do they walk on that floor with heels that big
Me: no but shot
Annie: you've got a point
Annie: but i'd be interested in if that is just for this show or for all of her catalouge shots too
Me: i just happen to have the catalog her
Me: i will do some research
Annie: excellent
Annie: so now's seal took the floor
Annie: he's BRITISH??
Me: wait heidi and seal are MARRIED!
Annie: had nooo idea
Annie: totally, she just had a baby like 6 weeks ago
Annie: she looks AMAZING
Annie: oh snoop
Annie: you make any event special
Me: giselle's butt is not in the catalog
Annie: i think tyra banks works for Satan

Dec 5, 2005

X3 in Glorious Quicktime!
Correction - later today. (It's past my bedtime!)
Coming tommorrow: the X3 teaser!

Nov 14, 2005

Awesome because I was there - Nittany Lion Dynamite.
Still not old: Numa Numa Marching Band
Eddie Guerrero passes away: One of the all-time greats in the wrestling world passed away this weekend. You'll be missed, Eddie.

Nov 12, 2005

"Explosively funny, unnervingly shocking and perversely adorable":

Jesus is Magic

Oct 30, 2005

Happy daylight savings!

Oct 27, 2005

Fun stuff - feed your Lost addiction (from EW): Oh, Lost-ies, what will you watch for the next two weeks while your favorite show is in reruns? (Besides this.) Instead of isolating yourself in a bunker listening to Mama Cass on a loop, you could just watch your favorite castaways in their appearances on other shows and movies that are airing over the next couple weeks. Think of them as "flashbacks" of these actors' careers before the crash of Flight 815. Press the remote button -- the button is good. See the calendar here (It includes Locke on the Cutting Edge! Toe Pick!)
Great quote from The Superficial:

"Nicollette Sheridan (the slutty one on Desperate Housewives) has called off her engagement with Swedish actor Niklas Soderblom. No word yet on her seven other engagements. Get it? Because she's a big old slut. Also, Teri Hatcher is pure and strong and everything that's good and not slutty in the world. This message brought to you by ABC."

In other news: Eva Longoria still hot.

Oct 24, 2005

They just found Mae Young's other hand.....

Oct 23, 2005

Don't forget - my favorite new show, Prison Break returns tommorrow night with an all new episode (9PM FOX, directly following an encore of the previous ep). If you want to learn more, FOX is airing "Prison Break: Within the Walls" special, showcasing the first seven episodes. Check it out.
Quote of the weekend: "Remember, Dwain, it's what's on the outside that matters the most" - interestingly enough, our office's marketing specialist.
God bless the mediocrity of the Washington, DC sports scene - the most exciting (read: only) football game on is the Redskins vs the 49ers. I might just go back to bed.

Oct 22, 2005

Dwain's religion news: (more coming soon):

from the post: Preaching With a Vengeance

Oct 18, 2005

Oct 16, 2005

Amazon DVD TV sale: A lot of early seasons of TV shows for under 20 bucks, including ER, West Wing, Nip/Tuck, and Lois and Clark.
A great article from yesterday's WP about the "reverend" Pat Robertson:
Preaching With a Vengeance

Oct 15, 2005

I did jinx myself! Damn!

In other news - damn people who get gaming winning touchdowns in the last 1-3 seconds of the game. I think you know who I'm talking about Wolverine Trojan man.

Oct 13, 2005

If only to continue this (dare I say it and thus doom it?) streak:

Anyone know why someone plays taps outside my apartment every night at 11?

Oct 12, 2005

Who spam comments on a blog anyway?
Connie from the Mighty Ducks was on Lost tonight! - Thanks to Rocco for the research.

Oct 11, 2005

Oct 10, 2005

Oct 9, 2005

Fun Roommate Quotes of the Weekend:

"Chuck Norris is my nemesis"

"I suck at killing things and fun"

Oct 8, 2005

So, as many know, one of my favorite books of 2004 was Gideon Defoe's Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. I was at Barnes and Noble this morning and saw that there is a sequel: Pirates! In an Adventure with Nemo. So I did the typical "very cool, I'll go home and buy it on Amazon for cheaper" BUT IT ISN'T ON AMAZON! What's going on amazon? Get your crap together!
The feel good Shining.

Oct 7, 2005

And the Red Sox season ends.....

Five Funny Principles Of Marketing

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I'm fantastic in bed." That's Direct Marketing.

2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, "He's fantastic in bed." That's Advertising.

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Telemarketing.

4. You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink. You open the door for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her a ride, and then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Public Relations.

5. You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, "I hear you're fantastic in bed." That's Brand Recognition.

Oct 6, 2005

Another reason to watch Alias next week (the first being the fabulous Rachel Nichols):
Amy Acker!!!!!
Freakin a - The Hanso Foundation

Oct 4, 2005

Why is it so hard to regularly post on this thing?

Sep 27, 2005

And the is a little something I like to call: Devo Jr.

Sep 26, 2005

The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clichés:

some of my faves:

14. Garrett's Principle: Let's not mince words: you're a thief. You can walk into just about anybody's house like the door wasn't even locked. You just barge right in and start looking for stuff. Anything you can find that's not nailed down is yours to keep. You will often walk into perfect strangers' houses, lift their precious artifacts, and then chat with them like you were old neighbors as you head back out with their family heirlooms under your arm. Unfortunately, this never works in stores.

56. Zeigfried's Contradiction: Just because someone is weird doesn't mean they're important.

63. Principle of Narrative Efficiency: If the main villain (or the enemy you've been trying to kill for most of the game before he summons the real final villain) was ever defeated in the past by another group of adventurers, one of them will secretly be in your party and one of them will be the hero's father.

74. If You Meet The Buddha In A Random Encounter, Kill Him!: When you're out wandering around the world, you must kill everything you meet. People, animals, plants, insects, fire hydrants, small cottages, anything and everything is just plain out to get you. It may be because of your rampant kleptomania (see Garrett's Principle.)

107. Arbor Day Rule: At some point, you're going to have to talk to a tree and do what it says.

see the rest here.
Oh that crazy Liu Kang

Sep 20, 2005

Apparently we have Porn Squard now. From the WP: Recruits Sought for Porn Squad

My fave quote:

"I guess this means we've won the war on terror," said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing. "We must not need any more resources for espionage."
put the you know what in the you know where - new Bloodhound Gang

Sep 19, 2005

IMDB: In pirate mode today:

"We're not breaking out of Jamba Juice, gentlemen" - best quote from tonight's Prison Break. A Prison Break LiveBlog might be in the works.

My friend Alan can't talk like a pirate. Instead he sounds like a leprechaun.

From my cousin Tiff: Put this in your profile if you know someone who is fighting, has survived, or died from pirate attacks.
"I feel like a human being" - Some classic Mitch Hedburg

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Sep 18, 2005

Brett Favre just passed 50,000 career yards, joining the ranks of only Marino and Elway. Go Brett!

Sep 17, 2005

Scent Stories - Apparently it's like a CD player for your nose. I don't really understand - why stories? Is there some plot that I don't get?

Sep 16, 2005

A friend just sent this to me; it's probably one of my favorite TV quotes of all time:

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move
as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the
slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This
natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general
speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the
slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills
brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain
cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the
weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient
machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
Sarah Silverman on Crack(On Chappelle's Show on Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Sep 10, 2005

When Bush arrived in Biloxi, Miss. on September 2nd, he made a deeply felt speech in response to the devastation he witnessed and the stories he heard:

"Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch," he said, referring to the former Senate majority leader who lost his 154-year-old family home in Pascagoula, Miss.

I want to sit on Trent Lott's Porch

Sep 7, 2005

"Welcome to Heaven! Enjoy the Beer Volcano and Stripper Factory!"
-Flying Spaghetti Monsterism - The Game

Sep 1, 2005

More X-Men:

Revisiting Profit

I love Wolvie's canadian accent!
And another great one:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Rising
The answer is "yes, I am as tired as I sounded in that last post". I was looking for something on newgrounds and found this instead:

X-Men: Death Becomes Them
I was gonna do this stupid thing, but it didn't work. So I didn't. I think it is a sign.

Aug 30, 2005

Quick DVD update - as Rocco reminded me, Thundercats has also been released on DVD - in a crappy Season 1, part 1 package.

Also, finally saw Entourage. And yes, I'm hooked.

Aug 28, 2005

One more down -

On Feb 12th, I put up a list of tv shows I'd love to see on DVD. So far, they've released Lois and Clark and Scrubs, and I get another on Tuesday!

Mind of the Married Man Season 1

Aug 27, 2005

You've probably already seen this, and I don't think tis the tko, that others are calling it:

Hitchens vs Stewart (that Jon guy) - From Crooks and Liars

also, does anyone remember seeing it when it aired? I could have swore Stewart put Hitchens in his place once with a line like "btw this is my audience" - but it does not seem to be here in this video. Could it have been edited, or was I jsut really tired when it was on originally?

Aug 24, 2005

Follow-up to the Robertson story - Chavez is calling him a terrorist!
So Robertson apologized: "I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him."

Aug 23, 2005

Open Letter to the Big Guy

Hi God,

It's me, Dwain. I know I don't write as often as I should, but there is this crazy guy, and he totally thinks he has your number on speed dial. Can you let him know whats up? I'm not asking for anything hardcore, like an assassination of a foreign leader or mysterious and sudden deaths of Supreme Court justices, just a little common sense for one misguided dude who happens to have his own tv show. Thanks!

Robertson Calls for Chavez Assassination:

Pat Robertson, the television evangelist and Christian Coalition founder, has set off a diplomatic fracas with Venezuela by calling for the assassination of its populist president, Hugo Chavez.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on his Christian Broadcasting Network. "We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

See link above for the whole freaking story.

Aug 20, 2005

Damn! I didn't blog yesterday, breaking my streak of a whopping five days! Don't expect anything else out of me today or tommorrow either, because it's Pirate Party time! Woohoo! That's right, the big bad Pirate Night 3: Pirate Night With A Vengeance is here! Look for some crazy pictures from the night up here or on in the next few days. Arrrrrrrrr!

Aug 18, 2005

Ikea Walkthrough
This is funny, but probably only if you are into both video games and swedish furniture.

Aug 17, 2005

I think I've seen this before, but it is still pretty funny:

The Urban Ninja
(note: this site does not actually support ninjaism. In fact, we believe that it is an unnatural abomination, and should be snuffed out of existence. But watch the video anyway.)
Marvel November Solicits:
Worth a looksee here.

Aug 16, 2005

You thought it would never come back (maybe you even hoped that), but after two long months, here it is - the return of Cap'n Jibidy!

Issue 41: Hook, Lines, and a Stinker - only at
Hopefully this isn't a reflection on the state I live in...

$50 laptop sale sets off violent stampede - People trampled, beaten with folding chair as 'total chaos' takes over
Big Boys is 2 for 2 today:

Pregnancy Test
How in the hell did he do that?

Guy teleports out of trashcan

Aug 15, 2005

My new favorite site.

I'd post a extract, but I don't want to give anything away.

Aug 14, 2005

Fun message from Cingular:

NOTE: This is an automated email. Please do not reply to this email. Replies will not be read.

I'm going to start sending emails:

NOTE: This is an automated email. Please do not reply to this email. Replies will be printed out, shredded, and lit on fire.
Brickfest 2005

I actually just happened to to catch a blurb about this in Thursday's Express and was like "holy crap, there a freakin' lego convention down the street from my house!" I of course had to go. I posted about 75 pics on here:

Here's their official site:

Awesome (and more than a little wierd). Apparently it is in DC every year, so who knows, maybe Jibidy will show up there next year!
Oh, and yes, I'm back from the beach. :(
Incredibly geeky fan movie: Ultimate Eye for the Vertigo Guy

Jul 28, 2005

---Gone to beach to find pirates - be back sometime in August---

Jul 12, 2005

Who is driving. Bear is driving! How can that be!

Jul 11, 2005

It's time for what has become my weekly update to this blog as I can't seem to get around to posting more often than that.

I heard a radio commercial for Tucker Carlson's new show "The Situation". The commercial claims the show to inform, entertain, and for some reason, improve your dating life. I can see the last two, but inform, Tucker, honestly?

New editions to the comics library:
-Lucifer Vol 8: One interesting way to tell the story of Ragnorok
-Thor: Disassembled: Another Ragnorok story. Also good.
-PvP: The Dork Ages: I can't believe I've waited this long to buy this, but a great independent comic strip.
-She-Hulk Vol 2: Worth the price of admission for the Howard the Duck cameo.
-Ultra: Seven Days: Post-modern comics meets sex in the city. Neat little book, beautifully designed. Looking forward to the Luna bros. next outing.

I saw Fantastic Four yesterday, and I gotta say I enjoyed the movie a lot. I went in with low expectations and determination to enjoy the film, and came out at the very least whelmed (I know you can be overwhelmed, and that you can be underwhelmed, but can you just be whelmed. I think you can in Europe. Major geek points for the first to id that quote) The movie was intimate and cut to the core of the FF: here's a semi-dysfunctional family trying to get by in world complicated by superpowers and celebrity.

Via Wonkette via the NY Post: Ex Con and general whackjob G. Gordon Liddy: "If a man wants to cheat [on his wife], I would give him the same advice I would give a man who was tempted to try heroin. Don't do it. It is addictive."

Live8 concert performances to download at Sonician

-A new Jibidy is in the works, it's been written, will be shot and hopefully up on sometime this week. And get this, it'll close out the current "Ninja Fight" arc and actually get Jibidy and Co. back on the hunt for Scurvy Steve's birth parents. I'm also working on the the next chapter of Dayspring, though honestly, it is still a couple weeks out.

More to maybe come later...

Jul 3, 2005

AFI recently honored the 100 greatest movie quotes. You can see it here. I'd like to honor some that didn't make the list:

"I swear to God I'll pistol whip the next person who says shenanigans!" - Supertroopers

"We are the knights who saw Ni!" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The Princess Bride

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." Billy Madison

More to come!
Wow - Mirrormask Clip

Jun 20, 2005

Men in Coats - Or briefly short man in coat.

Jun 16, 2005

Law of Conservation of Hanging Things

I finally got my Bone poster up on my wall:

And within 12 hours, the Pirates poster came down off the wall in mysterious circumstances:

The only possible explanation ins that the AC repair people had to take it down when they were working the other day, even though the AC unit is nowhere close to where the poster was. Intriguing...

Jun 12, 2005

There's a new issue of Captain Jibidy up on I know I've been really bad at getting them done lately, and I apologize. Actually, I take that back. I'm not sorry at all! (Ok maybe a little, I'm trying to get back on a regular schedule)

Jun 11, 2005

The oppressive heat is crushing my creativity.

Jun 7, 2005

"Creep" Video. Wow. One of the best Flash animations I've ever seen.

Jun 5, 2005 - hilarious stuff. Make sure you check out River City Ransom and Tetris.

Jun 3, 2005

Is your child a Goth? (Hilarious)

Presented by First Baptist Church

Listed below are some warning signs to indicate if your child may have gone astray from the Lord. Gothic (or goth) is a very obscure and often dangerous culture that young teenagers are prone to participating in, like those killers at Columbine. The gothic culture leads young, susceptible minds into an imagined world of evil, darkness, and violence. Please seek immediate attention through counselling, prayer, and parental guidance to rid your child of Satan's temptations if five or more of the following are applicable to your child.

-Frequently wears black clothing.
-Wears band and/or rock t-shirts.
-Wears excessive black eye makeup,lipstick or nail polish.
-Wears any odd silver jewelry or symbols.
-Shows an interest in piercings or tattoos.
-Listens to gothic or any other anti-social genres of music. (Marilyn Manson claims to be the anti-Christ, and publicly speaks against the Lord. Please discard any such albums IMMEDIATELY.)
-Associates with other people that dress, act or speak eccentrically.
-Shows a declining interest in wholesome activities, such as: the Bible, prayer, church or sports.
-Shows an increasing interest in death, vampires, magic, the occult, witchcraft or anything else that involves Satan.
-Takes drugs.
-Drinks alcohol.
-Is suicidal and/or depressed.
-Cuts, burns or partakes in any other method of self-mutilation.(This is a Satanic ritual that uses pain to detract from the light of God and His love. Please seek immediate attention for this at your local mental health center.)
-Complains of boredom.
-Sleeps too excessively or too little.
-Is excessively awake during the night.
-Demands an unusual amount of privacy.
-Spends large amounts of time alone.
-Requests time alone and quietness. (This is so that your chid may speak to evil sprits through meditation.)
-Insists on spending time with friends while unaccompanied by an adult.user posted image
-Disregards authority figures; teachers, pastors, clergy and elders are but a few examples of this.user posted image
-Misbehaves at school.
-Misbehaves at home.
-Eats excessively or too little
-Eats goth-related foods. Count Chocula cereal is an example of this.
-Drinks blood or expresses an interest in drinking blood. (Vampires believe this is how to attain Satan. This act is very dangerous and should be stopped immediately.)
-Watches cable television or any other corrupted media sources. (Ask your local church for proper programs that your child may watch.)
-Plays videos games that contains violence or role-playing nature.
-Uses the internet excessively and frequently makes time for the computer.
-Makes Satanic symbols and/or violently shakes head to music.
-Dances to music in a provocative or sexual manner.
-Expresses an interest in sex.
-Is homosexual and/or bisexual.
-Pursues dangerous cult religions. Such include: Satanism,
Scientology, Philosophy, Paganism, Wicca, Hinduism and Buddhism.
-Wears pins, stickers or anything else that contains these various phrases: "I'm so gothic, I'm dead", "woe is me", "I'm a goth".
-Claims to be a goth.

If five or more of these apply to your child, please intervene immediately. The gothic culture is dangerous and Satan thrives within it. If any of these problems persist, enlist your child into your local mental health center.

~First Baptist Church
Always wanted this shirt:

The older I get, one thing seems truer and truer: bacon is good on everything
Holy Crap, it's summer!

Here's a neat little story 'bout the alma mater:

University's property holdings not just classrooms and dorms

May 31, 2005

Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries
-What, no Heart of Darkness or Babysitter's Club?

May 30, 2005

How did I miss this?

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

Note: I know it isn't true, but still a great story!

May 29, 2005

Quickie while I'm out of town for the weekend:

Star Wars + Legos = Good Times!

May 19, 2005

Cruise Update
76 days left and 26 pounds to lose! What the crap! I gained a pound!
More on Frank Gorshin:

Great send off to a great actor tonight as Frank played a truly creepy character on the Tarantino-directed CSI finale. I imagine it was his last performance, and it's always very wierd when a actor dies the same day a character of his does as well (as my mom pointed out - like that midget from Passions).

My friend Mike has a nice little tribute to the Riddler on his blog here. Please, ask him about the Frank Gorshin sexual move. The answer is worth it.
RIP Frank Gorshin
Holy Cow it's Bumblebee!

May 15, 2005

I need your help!

I need feedback from you. If you could have any super power, what would it be? And what do you think is the wierdest power you've ever heard of/thought of? Leave your answer below as a comment. I might just use your power in a new story I'm working on.

May 14, 2005

And now weather news for the DC area - it is about to get reaaaaaallll ugly out there.
Fun quote from Sam: "I think I'll go grocery shopping today - I mean, I got dressed today, and I can't guarantee that'll happen the rest of the weekend."

May 13, 2005

CNN's getting rid of the idiots on Crossfire for THREE MORE #@$%! HOURS OF WOLF BLITZER EVERY DAY!? Here, here to cable news' most self-important, sensationalistic furball (had to add the furball part to disqualify O'Reilly). It's a wonder MSNBC isn't beating these guys all over the place.

Blitzer to host 'wide open' CNN stretch

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CNN will debut a three-hour, late-afternoon show hosted by Wolf Blitzer that will replace "Crossfire" and "Inside Politics" sometime this summer.

Details have yet to be worked out, but Jon Klein, president of CNN/US, said Tuesday that it would showcase the network's reporting and analytical assets with a special focus on breaking news.

"It will offer a new and enticing way to look at the world for busy people," Klein said. (Rest of Sad story here.)
The Used remade Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure"? Didn't anyone learn from Vanilla Ice?
Mliosevic, you sorry sonofabitch - Kosovo - kick their ass and see how it goes?

May 10, 2005

Do you want to see a Batman movie done in Lego? You're reading my blog, so I'm sure the answer is yes! Plus, it's starring Adam West!

Batman: New Times
Another great site- Hedonistica
Plaid Ninjas!?!

May 9, 2005

Getting in shape for summer -

Less than three months until the cruise! 82 days to be exact! 82 days to lose a little bit of weight and make myself a little more shipworthy. I'll be keeping track of how it goes here.

Current tally: Remaining: 82 days and 25 pounds.
I learned a new word today:

ten·den·tious also ten·den·cious ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tn-dnshs)
Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan: a tendentious account of the recent elections.
[From Medieval Latin tendentia, a cause. See tendency.]
ten·dentious·ly adv.
ten·dentious·ness n.

May 7, 2005

Been loving this blog btw - The Superficial - Because You're Ugly.
Darnit! I missed posting on 5/5/5. Only one year until we get devils day!

May 2, 2005

Is it really May already?

So long, and thanks for all the fish! (make sure sound is on!)

Apr 30, 2005

Funny tag of the day, on a railing at a nearby apartment complex:

"George W. Bush thinks poo poo is funny"

Apr 29, 2005

My parents just got home from dinner, and there was a message waiting for them on the answering machine:

"Um, hi. This is so-and-so down the street. We wanted to let you know that your pet bunny is in our back yard. She's playing with our Golden Retriever and I don't think we've had this much fun in a long time!"

Lilly Belle (or Glen depending on which gender you are these days) you rule!
Need to find Serenity?

Apr 28, 2005

Guess who now owns all ten volumes of the Sandman? (Hence I've been reading instead of blogging lately)

Apr 18, 2005

Edgar Styles: I have a photographic memory, remember?
Jesse: Yeah well I have a photogenic memory.

Everything Jesse remembers looks perty!

Apr 16, 2005

- Have you ever wanted to fight a brontosaurus, or be best friends with a stegosaurus?
Time travel can help you do that.
- Have you ever wished you had been Wal-Mart's 1,000th customer, and received a complimentary bag of shoes?
Time travel can help you do that.
- Have you ever longed to visit ancient eras, to meet Catherine the Great, or Rumplestiltzkin, or even the aliens who lived in the pyramids?
Time travel can help you do that.

Online Time Travel Pharmacy

Apr 14, 2005

Too good to be true - but it is true!

Here are some of the eligibility requirements for the new WWE Raw Diva Search:

"ELIGIBILITY. To enter and participate in the Search, applicants must satisfy each of the following eligibility requirements: A. Applicants must have been born female and must be legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii) or the District of Columbia."

That's right you hot little trannys (especially Alaskan and Hawaiian ones) you aren't cut out for being a wwe divas (despite what you might have had cut off) Would they do a quick check for a prostate if they weren't sure? Interesting.
I love the fact that we finally live in a world where 24, alias, and lost are automatic renewals and stale sitcoms liek will and grace might be getting cancelled - what's gonna be back next season ands what might not be.

Apr 9, 2005

Bovines Unite - Not sure what to think, except that man, I could eat a hamburg right about now.
Great song lyrics of the day:

"Now I've been lazy most all my life writin' songs and sleepin' late
And any manual labor I've done was purely by mistake
If street sweepers can smile then I've got no right to feel upset
But sometimes I still forget
'Til the lights go on and the stage is set
And the song hits home and you feel that sweat"
- from Mac McAnally's "It's My Job"
HFS may be gone, but HFStival is still going to happen this year (its just moving to Baltimore, away from the trainwreck of a baseball field called RFK Stadium) Here is the main stage lineup:

Billy Idol
Sum 41
Social Distortion
Foo Fighters
Good Charlotte
The Bravery
Citizen Cope
Jimmies Chicken Shack
New York Dolls
Unwritten Law
They Might Be Giants
Louis XIV
Echo and the Bunnymen
The Stereophonics

I'll be there if it was JUST Billy Idol.

Apr 4, 2005

Well they made me sweat a little, but my baby blue comes through in the end - congrats to UNC!
Ahhhh the doldrums of post-sweeps programming -
CBS - some movie about locusts? Probably a successful follow up to "Spring Break Shark Attack"
NBC - Mork and Mindy the movie - 'nuf said
ABC - "Eyes" aka "Las Vegas Lite" which is already "Diet:CSI"
UNC up by 15 just after the half - go Tarheels!
Quick 24 blasts
- I don't think stealth bombers can shoot missiles at other planes, the drop things onto the ground, hence the bomber part of the name.
- It really isn't much of a perimeter if the bad guy can walk out onto the street, get in a sketchy looking van and drive away.
- Jack hasn't been burned enough by evil women, to just assume that all women with guns are probably terrorists at worse, evil mercenaries at best?

Apr 3, 2005

Among 'big story' deaths this past week like Pope John Paul, Terry Schiavo, hell even Frank Purdue and Jonny Cochran, American lost one of its best comedians:
Mitch Hedberg dead at 37

Some of my favorite Mitchisms:

"I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don't need a receipt for the doughnut - I'll just give you money and you give me the doughnut. End of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I can't imagine a scenario in which I would need to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend... don’t even act like I didn't buy a doughnut, I've got the documentation right here. Oh wait, it's back home in the file... under "D", for doughnut."

"I rent a lot of cars, y'know, cuz I go on the road. I rent cars. And when I drive a rental car I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of time I drive, like, for 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake. It's really not an emergency brake, it's an emergency make-the-car-smell-funny lever."

"I don't have a girlfriend. I just know this lady who'd be really mad if she heard me say that."

"You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish; they just want to make it late for something."

"I want to be a race car passenger; just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Man, you really like Tide ..."

"I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry. And that's extra scary to me, because there's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run. He's fuzzy. Get outta here."

"I played golf. I'm not good at golf, I never got good at it, I never got a hole in one ... but I did hit a guy. And that's way more satisfying.... You're supposed to yell 'fore,' but I was way too busy mumbling, "There ain't no way that's gonna hit him."

"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer."

"I order a club sandwich all the time. And I'm not even a member, I don't know how I get away with it. I like my sandwiches with three peices of bread. So do I. Lets form a club then. Okay, but we're gonna need more stipulations. Yes we do. Instead of cutting it once, lets cut it again. Yeah, four triangles. And we will position them in a circle. And in the middle we will dump chips. Or potato salad. Let me ask you a question, how do you feel about frilly toothpicks? I'm for em!"

Godspeed, Mitch...
Collision of questionable pop culture - Numa Numa Guy on American Idle

Apr 2, 2005

Sin City ruled - more to come.

Mar 29, 2005

Crazy Dog!
This is your fault Numa man....
Dustin gets Jiggy wit it
I liked it better when Othello did it in Hamthello...

Mar 24, 2005

New Acquisitions:
She Hulk Vol 1: Single Green Female - finally picked this up (been saying I was for months now) Worth the money. Not as laugh at loud funny as Cable/Deadpool or Alpha Flight but really witty, kinda a Wolfram & Hart for the Marvel Universe feel. Without the evilness. maybe.
Jimmy Buffett Live in Hawaii: Great CDS! Crappy CD case fell apart as I opened though. About the only song I wish was included would be Buffett's version of "If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett.

Mar 23, 2005

Cute Belle is back! Kirsten Storms is moving to GH to replace Maxie! In news people might care about - Lena Olin will be back on Alias for the season finale! - all from

Mar 22, 2005

Lowell is Venom! Mebbe...
From Comics Continuum: "Thomas Haden Church, who was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Sideways, has been cast as Spider-Man's new archenemy in Spider-Man 3, it was announced by director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studios' Avi Arad...The identity of the new villain is being kept secret and while speculation is rampant about which character is being called into action, the studio will not comment on the casting beyond confirming Church."
The rest here.

C'mon, he could be Eddie Brock...
Man I love these little guys -
Cube Figures

Mar 21, 2005

Someone help me out - SoD is 5th in line for presidential succession, right? POTUS, VPOTUS, Speaker, Pres of Senate, him. Hmmmm.
8:12: That isn't naked Mandy is it?
8:19: Chloe can't come back, she's busy doing that sketch show with Frasier...
8:39: In the end in 24, it always comes down to cutting off body parts...
8:43: Is that a Dodge Magnum the terrorists are driving? They have Hemis. Can you say Hemi?
8:45: My guess is that suitcase isn't full of money. Boom?
8:50: BOOM!
8:55: Dinah fell for the oldest trick in the 24 book. For that, she gets the off camera death.
EH - Decent set ep, hopefully some better action next hour.
The Brothers Chaps have done it again - check out their new classic video game parody on - here! 20x6!

Mar 19, 2005

From the LA Comicon: "Joe Quesada started the panel by confessing that Marvel kicks so much ass cause he is on steroids and he shoots Bendis and Millar in the ass with them."

There's more Comicon info I wanna talk about, but I'm going to wait until after the Marvel panels today.

Mar 17, 2005

Happy St. Patty's Day!
A Very Irish Jibidy

Mar 16, 2005

Happy Birthday Webble!
Exactly one year ago today I started blogging, and I'm totally amazed I haven't become bored of it all yet! Here's a look back at the first year of Dwain's Wonderful World of Webble:

March 2004: Webbling begins. I review Cable/Deadpool 1, from which I pull this lovely quote:
"Voice: Have you ever heard of the One World Church?
DP: Nope.
Voice: It's in France.
DP: I'll pass.
Voice: It pays a lot.
DP: Good sir, you can't pay me enough to go to France while our countries are at war!
Voice: Uhm, we're not at war.
DP: We're not?
Voice: No.
DP: Oh. So... how much money? ... Well that sure is a lot..."
April 2004: I sketched out my needs and wants:
Things I Need
Man I need a haircut. - got one!
And a desk. - and that too!
And motivation to do more than just post here. - not so much...
Better typing skills too. (See how I didn't make it all ironic by putting a typo in here) - still to be decided.
Things I Want
$50 Million Dollars (I'd spend it well, trust me)- I'm about a millionth of the way there.
An awesome job - potentially, helluva lot better than the last.
The new Kylie Mingoue album - not yet. but soon my sweet sweet Street Fighter.
May 2004: Angel went bye-byes, TechTV gotten eaten by Comcast, and I killed a bunch of Cicadas. So. so. month.
June 2004: I posted once. It was boring.
July 2004: I got old. Friend's got married, friends got divorced, friends almost got into fist fight at high school reunion. And I finally changed my mario ringtone on my cell phone for something more mature - the legend of zelda (mario's back, btw)
August 2004: Live on Penn died, Peasant's Quest lived, and starts its long slow slog towards web-behemothdom.
September 2004: I got a year old and Pirate Night 2k4 went down in history.
October 2004: Stewartgate: we try to crash Crossfire and end up breaking the biggest fake vs real news story of the week!
November 2004: Kerry lost. Vows revenge. I lose to Platts in PA congressional race. Also vow revenge. Neither Bush nor Platts seem to notice.
December 2004: two words: Numa Numa
January 2005: 24 blog! DC loses what's left of musical coolness when HFS changes formats to modern spanish hits.
February 2005: Everyone I know remembers how cool I am and starts a blog.
March 2005: I'm still here people!!!!!!

Mar 15, 2005

Movies that didn't need remade but are being anyways:
The Love Bug - Trailer
The Bad News Bears - Trailer
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Trailer
House of Wax - Trailer

Mar 14, 2005

Haven't seen last episode yet (taped it and left it in PA, I'll see it around easter time)
7:05 - Michelle is looking hot as ever!
7:10 - Did Jack just kill some rent-a-cops?
7:22 - see 24 doesn't hate Arabs! At elast not until those dumb kids get killed in the firefight vs Lockheed Martin (I mean McClennan Forestor)'s personal army.
Commercial Break - Sin City commercial *drools*
7:27 - Audrey can't handle Jack's badassitude - bring back Sarah Wynter!
7:30 - I think Tony was playing Solitaire in the back. Meanwhile, the body count is about to go waaaay up...
7:45 - "Some people are more comfortable in hell"
7:55 - Ooooh, Tony and Michelle still looove each other.
Meanwhile: Marty Jannety is wrestling on RAW? Is it 1995?

More Rocco analysis on 24's CTU:
"Rocco: also heller directly appointed tony CTU director, so that whole theory that i had went out the window. now in my head CTU is a seperate agency that is overseen (obviously not as hands-on as heller has been, but still overseen) by the national security council. of which heller is a part
Me: that actually makes more sense
Rocco: so, based on that, heller, keeler, the vp, or the secretary of state have direct power to do that. i guess. tv show, tv show."
I'm back biotches!
I've been gonna for a little while, but now I'm back! Here's a gift for you:

As if the original numa numa song wasn't gay enough.

Mar 1, 2005

Rocco on 24: "According to the book, CTU is a branch of the CIA. as such it is an independent agency. heller is not in charge of CTU; his only involvement with them is his direct involvement in the days events. he's just staging his operations from CTU, and the two happen to conincide. the whole CIA connection is never really hinted at during the tv show, though, so who knows if the book is considered canon or not. it is an official book, though, so that's good enough for me. the other issue that arises, then, is the fact that the CIA can't collect information on american citizens in the US. the answer to that quandry would be 'it's a tv show. dammit'."

Feb 28, 2005

24 blog - Post Game
Anyone notice that just a few hours ago, Tony was a drunk, cradle-robbing, ex-con traitor to the nation. Now he's back to killing terrorists, working in CTU, and did you see the previews for next week? They're putting him in charge? At least give him a breathalizer test people.

In related news, Rocco maybe you can answer this to me. Doesn't CTU theoretically come under the Justice Dept and not DOD? Why is Hellar in charge? There should be a really ticked off Attorney General somewhere.

Feb 27, 2005

My attempt to liveblog the Oscars (and do laundry)
8:29: I've seen two of the five best pic nominees this year which is about one more than usual. I'm rooting for Million Dollar Baby, but who knows. As Dr Thiel says "They are bought and paid for boys and girls, bought and paid for."
8:40: "Say your working at the GAP, and you close out your register and your $70 trillion short. You'd get in trouble. Not Bush."
8:43: Halle Berry: Hotttttttt.
8:50: Some jerks butted in front of me to get a dryer only to lose their money in it because it is broken! HA!
8:57: Incredibles gets a statue. Not that there was any competition.
9:20: Second attempt to get laundry into dryer.
9:35: Jesse: the lead singer of the Counting Crowes looks like Sideshow Bob. Me: Is that James Carville playing bass?
9:56: That whole wonderful montage to Sydney Lumet and all I can say is: Vin Diesal with hair?
10:23: The next presenters: Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, and Salma Hayek's breasts. (Hey I'm not complaining!)
10:28: I guess Beyonce can't sing in Spanish. I looooove Santana's guitar (though it's a little cheesy that he's wearing a Che tee)
10:47: Annette Bening looks more sedated than Maureen Dowd!
10:57: Beyonce is looking better with every performance! Aker is right, Josh Groban sings like a 40 year old man...
11:16: Laundry done! Only 8 hours later!
11:17: Charlie Kaufman wins! Woohoo for wierd scriptwriters everywhere!
11:26: Holy Cow Jamie Foxx won! What a freakin (boring) surprise!!!! Gotta admit, great speech from the guy. Who would have thought five years ago that he'd turn out to be such a classy guy?
11:34: Johnny Depp looks like a young Colonel Sanders.
11:42: And mercifully it ends.

Feb 26, 2005

Josh found this amazing group of people - I've already started saving money!

CastleMagic Castle Builders!!!!!

Feb 25, 2005

The guy who got Paris Hilton's sidekick has struck again - this time he got Fred Durst!


Am I a bad person for thinking this is funny stuff?

Feb 22, 2005

I don't really have a lot to say tonight. I did post chapter 6 of my serial adventure story "Dayspring" over at . You should go check that out. Captain Jibidy #28 will be online tommorrow night, continuing the mysterious tale of Scurvy Steve. Speaking of which, I should go work on future issues. Peace, I'm out.

(Time to pretend I'm on livejournal)
Mood: helium induced elation mixed with too much water drank bloatation and dash of ennui
Music: We Don't Care - Kanye West

Feb 21, 2005

Holy crap it's a flying lawnmower! I'm never going outside again.
"For all of Thompson's theatrics and self-abuse, he could write like a demon. His prose accelerated across the page like a sportscar with the top down. He kept himself squarely in the picture, to great comic effect. We understood that he needed drugs the way other people needed oxygen, that he had an odd fondness for guns and violence, and that he loathed Richard Nixon and most authoritarian institutions. Otherwise, he wasn't very complicated. He didn't gum up his narrative with soul-searching. He really served as a big eyeball, if perhaps a rather glazed one." - from Joel Achenbach's Hunter S. Thompson tribute. Read the rest here.
I found a local comic creator scene!
Caption Box
In an astonishing turn of events, Joss Whedon and Jon Cassaday are staying on for another year of Astonishing X-Men! Look for a break after issue 12 (and Giant Size X-men 3) then another 12 issues plus the return of the comics annual!
Perry Bible Fellowship - I came across this site awhile ago, and Rocco reminded me tonight what it was - hilarious webcomic!

Feb 19, 2005

To quote George W. Bush: "The question we need to ask ourselves, is our children learning?" From this video, it is obvious they is not:

Numa Numa for the Middle School Kids

Feb 17, 2005

President Bush nominated former UN Ambass. and current Iraqi Ambass. John Negroponte to Director of National Intelligence position. His reasoning: with Powell gone, the cabinet needed to look a little blacker...

In unrelated news it was a great week for comics as there were new issues of Cable/Deadpool, New Mutants, Astonishing X-Men, and Runaways (s2) #1!!!! Four fo the best creative teams in comics! They didn't do the finale of the unintellible X-Force LS any favors by coming out the same week. Can Liefield even put sentences together? I can't but I'm not paid to. I'd like to see how FabNic handled this being as it sooooo different from what he's doing over in C/D... enough said.

Constantine comes out tommorrow and I will be seeing it. Hopefully Keanu will not make it suck.

Feb 15, 2005

Quick Post, Get Fuzzy Style:

Feb 14, 2005

- Pretty mediocre hour of 24, hence the lack of live blogging.
- I've become a 10 year old girl overnight it seems, apparently I'm into Kelly Clarkson now.
- I bought the Grammy performance of Stevie Wonder, Bono, Alicia Keyes, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson, Billy Joe Armstrong, Allison Kraus, and Velvet Revolver off iTunes today. It's only a dollar, a fun version of "Across the Universe", and supports Tsunami victims.

Feb 13, 2005

Pirate Mr. Potato Head
From Brit, too cute not to post:

Feb 12, 2005

Top 5 Television shows I'd like to see on DVD:

5. "Unhappily Ever After" - Think "Married With Children" for absurdists. It featured a hot young Nikki Cox plus Bobcat Goldthwait as a stuffed bunny living in the basement.
4. "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" - While Christopher Reeves WAS Superman, Teri Hatcher WAS Lois Lane. This was a fun show, that eventually jumped the shark after Loi discovered Clarks identity, but had a great Lois, a great Clark, a good Lex, and an amazing Perry White in the form of Lane Smith.
3. "Thundercats" - This, along with "Transformers" and "GI Joe" were my favorite childhood shows. It had a recent comeback with a comic series like the other two franchises (both of which are on DVD) so hopefully we will see this soon.
2. "Mind of the Married Man" - the show isn't on DVD because I think I am the only fan of the show. I thought it complemented Curb Your Enthusiasm well on HBO's schedule, and was a fun little comedy.
1. "Scrubs" - the ONLY funny sitcom on the air right now, and has been for sometime. Why why why why? Possibly the most underappreciated show on TV not called Arrested Development.

Feel free to comment on what you'd like to see on DVD!
Here's an updated list of friends of mine who've recently started blogs trying to be as cool as me (trust me kids, you don't want to be as cool as me):
Jesse: Everybody Loves a Masshole
Erin: Erin's Thoughts on Many Things
Aker: Mike Uncensored
Josh: my weblog

On a related note, this webble will be a year old in about a month. That's wierd, huh?
Strange little things - I just looked at the box for my bar soap. Amongst the ingredients there is an "and/or". Shouldn't they know exactly what is in there?

Feb 11, 2005

A bunch of quick hits:
- Spent a Tower gift card today and finally picked up the Scissor Sisters' album. My fresh opinion on it - this stuff is pure rock. These people are channeling a host of artists from Elton John to Sly and the Family Stone to the Chemical Brothers. Great stuff.
- Pushing my way through Volumes 3-5 of the Sandman by Gaiman. Amazing stuff. The Season of Mists storyline has been the best I've read, and the Midsummer's Night Dream issue might be the best comic I've ever read.
- Just checked my fantasy golf team today. It's actually pretty fun. I'm currently ranked 77,518th. Out of how many I don't know. I doing well this week though, as I've jumped 20,673 places today. That seems like a lot.
- Hoping to check out Finding Neverland or Ray this weekend. This is the first year in awhile that I'm interested in more than one or two of the Oscar pics. I've already seen Sideways and Million Dollar Baby. I can't see myself going to the Aviator though. Leo (actor I dont care about) playing Howard Hughes (historical figure I don't care about) doesn't add up to a movie I need to see. I may be wonderful
- Sin City is on the cover of this week's EW. Next movie I'm really looking foward, especially 'cus Elektra was less than good and I have more than my doubts about Constantine. Sin City looks like it could be the best comic movie this year (barring FF later this year rocking)

Feb 10, 2005

Holy Cow! Sara Foster, the super hot hottie from "The Big Bounce" is on CSI tonight!
Great story from dreary London:

"Chaos at Ikea opening -
Hundreds of people were crushed as the opening of the biggest Ikea store in England descended into chaos." The rest here.

Ikea rules!

Feb 7, 2005

24 blog

2:06PM :"Tony there could be someone following us"
"No Jack, my soul patch would have detected it."
2:11PM :Why is the SoD doing this stuff? Isn't this the job of the NSA or something? because he's Bill Devane that's why.
- Public Service Announcement: Jack Bauer stop pretending to be Kiefer Sutherland - message: Jack Bauer loves Muslims. Riiiight.
2:18PM :"I'm sure your boss will understand, and if he doesn't, I can have him killed."
2:22PM :Tony's home PC rules!
- Ahhhhh Super Bowl Commercial Reruns... cus I loved PDiddy and Co so much the first time around.
2:30PM :Torture rules in the 24 world... you don't think they would be suspicious of people who just started six hours ago!!!
2:45PM :Tony's half drunk and looking to kill terrorists! Woohoo!
3:00PM :Mebbe 2 CTU guards dead in a car explosion, white collar baddie shot too.
Body Counts:
Jack: 17 and a knee Baddies: 50 SoD: 4 Tony: 4
Toys of the Trade

Many of you probably know this but I'll be moving on from GW at the end of this week to bigger and better things. In the meantime, I'm taking full advantage of the GW perks, which include a data projector for the Super Bowl and bringing my work laptop home for the weekend. Needless to say the 24 blog tonight will be great, b/c I'll have both things with me! Tune in later for the weekly Jack Bauer Power Hour!

Just saw the Super Bowl Halftime Update over at Check it out! Its a long load, but worth it.
Super Bowl Aftermath

Congrats on the Patriots new "dynasty". Decent round of commercials this year. Nothing too amazing (was hoping to see the Gene Kelly VW one) but I particularly enjoyed the Burt Reynolds Fedex one and the PDiddy Diet Pepsi ones

Big Boys has all the ads online here.

Feb 5, 2005

Big Game Minus One Day

Spent the day getting ready for the 5th annual Super Bowl Bash! (Sponsered by of course.) As for the actual game, I'm picking a close game, Patriots over Eagle 27-24. More later if life gets interesting.

BTW, Captain Jibidy #23: "E.V.I.L. Strategery" is now online.

Special Captain Jibidy surprise coming tommorrow!

Feb 4, 2005

Interesting little piece of propaganda (It's a hoax but a really interesting read):

Presidential IQ's

Of the Presidents over the last 50 years here's the highest and lowest IQ (supposedly):
Highest: Clinton (182)
Lowest: W Bush (91)

Feb 3, 2005

Great little site from LC:

I of course did it - I'm worth $2,104,630.00

Take the test and comment below with your black market value.
Jesse sent me this over a week ago and I never got around to posting it, which is from the Hotline:

"VENTURA: Yarr, I Be The Dread Pirate Jesse!
Jesse Ventura "looked more like a pirate than a retired governor" in a speech at the Contra Costa Council USA conference. "Sporting a black head scarf, braided beard, suit jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes," Ventura "declared": "I am the most dangerous man in America!" His "huge" ego "burst through like a pounding fist" in a "rambling" 90-minute speech. And he "managed to insult just about everybody." He "slammed Republicans and Democrats": "I want to just puke when I look at politics today." He "mocked people that oppose same-sex marriage": "If gay people decided to be gay, when did you decide to be a hetero?" He "castigated the media as a pawn of the establishment." And "he wielded a heavy arm of sarcasm" on the jailing of Martha Stewart: "I can sleep better at night! Can't you? When the people lie to the government, they go to prison. What happens when the government lies to the people? Nothing" (Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times, 1/28)."

Man do i want to work for this man when he runs for president in '08...
I was gonna live-blog the State of the Union last night. I was busy drinking heavily and throwing things at the television. Usually nto what I was drinking. Anyways I also remembered that no one who cares about my opinion on the speech really felt that differently than me so I'll let it lie.

Feb 2, 2005

Yahoo Fantasy Golf begins this weekend! I'm excited - my team "ernie the pirate" will be rocking the league. That's right kids, fantasy golf. Not excited enough by watching golf? Play online with the stats! I hear its thoroughly invigorating, or incredibly boring. It was free so i kinda just signed up (I'm a sucker for stupid stuff like this)
24 blog - hella late

Just a quick update - Jack racked up another 4 kills this week bringing the totals up to:
Baddies: 47 SoD: 4 Jack: 17 (and the blown knee)

I wasn't counting Tony's kills but it was also 3 or 4 for the week. Someone let me know if they have a more accurate account.

Feb 1, 2005

My roommate tries to copy everythign I do and has decided to start a blog. It looks pretty good so far, and by pretty good I mean vastly inferior to this webble's storied history. He'll probably soon be a blogging genius, however.

Everybody Loves a Masshole
Andrew Sullivan is retiring/taking a blog break/etc. I don't knwo which as I got it all second-hand, his site has apparently gone down. Maybe he just didn't pay his isp bills...

Jan 31, 2005

This was the stupid quote of the day on my desk calendar: Jim Trafficant on getting out of prison - "And then when I get out, I will grab a sword like Maximus Meridius Demidius and as a gladiator I will stab people in the crotch."

Jan 30, 2005

Gotta new message board for It's called Ye Olde Pirate Pub. You don't have to register to post, but feel free to register and become a member of the community! Here the linkage:

Ye Olde Pirate Pub

Jan 28, 2005

The link below for the Gene Kelly commercial has gone dead - here's another:

"Blingin' in the Rain"

Jan 27, 2005

My hands hurt bunches after a looooong trip to IKEA which ended up with Jesse buying a queen size bed and me holding the mattress down as we drove back from College Park (btw twine rules)
Another funny one from LC:
Apple Iproduct
Gene Kelly going nuts!
Sent in by Jesse:

Crazy, mebbe fake? AMC theater goers may recognize where this is from.
Apparently Smackdown! isn't going anywhere. Not sure what Moonves meant in his comments then. More to come I'm sure.

Jan 26, 2005

Smackdown smacked down!

'with the news that UPN is going for respectability in the future, and in that future there's no room for senseless degrading of the Amish or for smackdowns.

That's right. There's only one year left on the contract for World Wrestling Federation's "Smackdown!" and the network has decided to let it go.' Rest of the story here.

Interesting news indeed, hopefully this will teach Vinnie Mac a lesson about quality programming and more importantly hopefully a lot of wrestlers won't get cut loose if the show doesn't get picked up elsewhere.
This was the very next story on the local6 webpage -

Budweiser Adds Herbs, Caffeine To Beer

ST. LOUIS -- Anheuser-Busch is adding a little jolt to its new beer brand. B-to-the-E is being rolled out nationwide, after being test marketed in 55 cities.

The "E" stands for extra, in this case caffeine and herbs, including ginseng.

The world's largest brewer is going after the 20-something market with the fruity brewski.

But some beer-lovers might have a hard time downing the stuff. Anheuser-Busch even suggests that B-to-the-E be served over ice.
This is crazy -
"Students Arrested Over 'Violent' Stick Figure Drawings
Pictures Show Classmate Being Stabbed, Hung

OCALA, Fla. -- Two boys, ages 9 and 10, were charged with felonies and taken away from school in handcuffs, accused of making violent drawings of stick figures."

The rest of the story here.


Jan 24, 2005

24 blog - hour 6!
1:12 PM - Big Shootout - terrorists got their arses kicked! 11 for jack and two for the SoD!
Body Count: Baddies 47, SoD 4, Jack 13 (and a knee)

Jan 23, 2005

Well, it isn't looking good for the Steelers either - but I got a great deal on The Sandman vols 3-5! Less than half price! That should count for something, eh?
And I'm 0 for 1.... Let's go Steelers!!!
Last minute football picks: Falcons over Eagles, Steelers over Patriots - I may go 0-2 but it'll be down in a flame of moral righteousness (whatever that means)

Jan 22, 2005

More food should come in string form - string cheese and twizzler pull-and-peels are two of ym favorite foods, plus they share the delicious clsoe relative of slim jims... im salivating now, better go eat something....

Jan 20, 2005

There's a new jibjab! It's called "Second Term" Check it out.!
Didn't watch a lot of the Inaugural coverage today. Saw the speech - thought it was interesting and probably the best he's ever given. My fave part of the coverage I saw was probably Chris Matthews commenting on how attractive the Bush daughters looked - especially since one of the girls he was talking about wasn't Barbara but some cousin. (He of course got corrected by some equally dirty old man on MSNBC)

Jan 14, 2005

Here's some good news for fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. We already know that Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are attached to it. But who you ask has been cast as French investigator Bezu Fache? None other than Jean Reno, of Leon fame. The whole story at the Hollywood Reporter.

Jan 13, 2005

Website is back. Big collective sigh of relief here!
Nobody panic - but I think is down. Looks like something went funky with the servers, and the techs are working to get it back asap.
Neil Gaiman just posted on his Journal that he's working on another project with Marvel! If anyone hasn't read his first work 1602 - check it out! And if you've never heard of Gaiman before, he's one of my fave writers, author of The Sandman and American Gods. Check him out!
Farewell HFS (From Mediaweek, whole story here): "Infinity Broadcasting announced today it had flipped WHFS-FM, a long-time Rock brand in Washington, D.C., to a Spanish-language format called "El Zol." At noon Wednesday, the station dropped its young-skewing Modern Rock programming for a blend of Caribbean and Central American dance music targeting adults 25-54."

I'll miss HFS, I didn't listen much, b/c we could never get a good signal on my side of DC, but I enjoyed the several HFStivals I attended - there rarely is a chance to get to see 10+ good bands for under $30. No HFStival anymore, no Live on Penn anymore... DC better get its outdoor music act together!

Jan 12, 2005

Not something to be proud of - i got a score of 35290 on Zookeeper today. It's my personal best on my post-Snood fave timesuck game. Wanna play?

No posts yesterday as I was laid up from my recent injuries. I did manage to catch up on some of my DVD backlog - I saw Spellbound (pretty good) and Underworld (pretty ok, a lot of potential for a fictional world, never really realized)

Here's a great link for writers looking for ideas (you may remember some if you've ever read Evil Overlord's Guidelines.
"Random Plot Generator"

Jan 10, 2005

24 blog - roundup - so after 4 hours of seaosn 4 the body count has begun to rise already, look for Jack to get more bad guys once he tracks them to hellers lair. Seeya next week!
24 Blog - 10:48 AM - Terrorkid can't do it, but terrormom can - 1 girlfriend down.
Baddies - 47 SoD - 2 Jack - 2 and a kneecap
24 blog - 10:22 AM - It's looking like a slow night form the bodycount, but its been a pretty time. Jack usually doesn't go rogue until hour 6 or so. Hey Jack, remember how well that prison riot you staged went? Meanwhile the SoD gets a body count of his own!
Baddies - 46 SoD - 2 Jack - 2 and a kneecap
24 Blog - 9:38 AM - Finally! Jack nails two baddies with a sniper rifle!
Baddies: 46 Jack: 2... and a kneecap
24 blog - Night two! Begins in just 15 minutes! Torture 'em Jack!
I fell down a flight of stairs on the way to work this morning and hurt me bum! That's gonna leave a bruise.
This may be my favorite soundboard ever.


Jan 9, 2005

24 blog - 9:00 AM
Jack Bauer wannabe down as well as a security guard.
Baddies - 46 Jack Bauer - still only a kneecap!

I'll be back with more tommorrow night!
24 blog 8:38 AM - Little terrorist kid is getting some loving! SoD reminds me of a cross between a sober Ted Kennedy (if you can imagine that) and Jack Kemp.
24 Blog - 8:30 AM
No violence in 15 min makes Jack an unhappy boy....
24 blog - 8:12 AM - Hippies mom killed.
Body Count:
Baddies: 44 Jack: 1 kneecap
24 Blog - 8:00 AM
8 (or so) killed in shootout resulting in kidnapping of SoD and daughter
Body Count:
Baddies: 43 Jack: 1 kneecap
24 Blog - 7:50 AM - 3 hippies shot dead in some hippie store.
Body Count:
Baddies - 35 Jack Bauer - 0 (Falling behind Jack)
24 Blog - 7:30 AM - Train death estimate now 32
Body Count - 32 Jack Bauer - 0
24 blog 7:14 AM - estimates in train explosion - around 30 dead

Body Count - 30 Jack Bauer - 0
Tonight 8PM - Jack is Back! Watch the season premiere of "24" tonight, or else.
Wildcard Weekend!
The internet was acting funky yesterday so I didn't get a chance to pick the games from yesterday (good too, cus I would have lost) But I'm here today, and here's my picks for the games today, on through the superbowl:

AFC: Colts over Broncos today. Then next week: Colts over Pats and Steelers over Jets. AFC Champ: Steelers over Colts.

NFC: Packers over Vikings today. Then Falcons over Packers and Eagles over Rams next week. NFC Champ: Falcons over Eagles.

Super Bowl: Steelers over Falcons.

Read it and weep Eagles fans. They're going down in the NFC title game AGAIN this year.

Jan 7, 2005

Project Pterosaur - these guys are going to Africa to find living dinosaurs. Apparantly it will disprove evolution. Check it out.
I got stuck on the metro last night for about 30 mins - between Rosslyn and Courthouse - it stank! End of story.

Jan 6, 2005

While other bloggers bring annoying personal angst or overlong political theory, I instead bring you - A Killer Whale Jumping ontop of a Kayaker


Jan 5, 2005

"How to Kill a Mockingbird" - decent piece - its a little long and drags a bit, but has a great soundtrack and teaches us all an important lesson - Ninjas and Pirates can exist in peace. Or in pieces. I forget which.
Only a few hours left! New "Lost" tonight at 8PM followed by the 2-hour season premiere of "Alias" at 9PM on ABC.
Will Eisner, one of the fathers of the comic world passed away yesterday. Here's a good biography of him for those not familiar with the man's work - Will Eisner: 1917-2005

Jan 4, 2005

As my friend Josh put it - Numa Numa to the next power
"Mario Hii"
More on the Creation Museum - a conversation betwixt Rocco and Myself:

Rocco: do they have a pope breakdancing exhibit
Me: they hate the pope
Rocco: NO JP2
Me: these are crazy anticatholic right wing nutjob christians
Me: i think we should build a catholic version and have a jp2 bucking bronco ride
Rocco: but they don't know how funky fresh jp2's vibe is
Me: and hot girls can show up and be like "im here to ride the pope"
Rocco: i am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter
Me: awesome
Yes it's real and scary as hell...

The Creation Museum - the link you need to see to believe. Anyone interested in a roadtrip to Kentucky?
Update on the Chair Flogging -

Apparently this is a method of "distressing" the furniture (making it look old, the mother tells me). I'd distress it by making it watch MSNBC all day.
There's an old man beating a wooden chair with a steel chain on TV right now. Apparently this is what passes for television these days. No wonder I haven't pitched a network show yet...
Dreamwave Production closes doors (linked from the press release at ComiXfan here)

"Dreamwave Productions announced today that after eight years in the comics industry, four of which they were self-published, they will be ceasing operations.

Established in 1996 by brothers Pat and Roger Lee, Dreamwave infused a stagnant comic book market with art and design that effortlessly combined the then dominant "American" art style with the newly emerging Japanese "Manga" art style. Since then, the company had grown to become one of the comic book industry's premiere publishers, producing a variety of original titles.

In 2002, Dreamwave firmly established itself in the comic industry as a force to be reckoned with when it launched an all-new Transformers comic's line. The return of the 80's icons shattered industry sales records, skyrocketing the book to the number one sales slot for an impressive six months. The Toronto-based company's other successful licenses included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duel Masters from Japan, as well as properties like Devil May Cry and Mega Man from video game giant Capcom Entertainment.

President of Dreamwave Productions, Pat Lee stated "there are a number of reasons for my decision to close Dreamwave", citing that "the shrinking comic book market combined with a weak U.S. dollar and unsustainable monetary commitments has finally proven to be too financially taxing."

This raises all kinds of questions, most specifically as to what will happen to the lucrative Transformer comic license... I'll post more when I hear more.

Jan 3, 2005

Countdown to the "real" beginning of the TV season:

Alias: 2 hour season premiere in 2 days - Wed night at 9 on ABC (after a new Lost)
24: 2 night, 4 hour season premiere in 6 days - Sun and Mon at 8 on Fox

Jan 2, 2005

Back in DC, heading back to work tommorrow (under protest, i might add).

One quick thing - I cant stop watching the trailer for Sin City, a neat little flick based on a cult Frank Miller hit. Here's a reason to look foward to April 1st.

Sin City Trailer