Jan 30, 2006

Quick 24 update:
Body count as of end of hour 6:
Bad Guys: 10 Jack: 7

Jan 29, 2006

"Every day I smoke two hundred cigarettes and one hundred cigars and drink a bottle of whisky and three bottles of wine with dinner. And dinner is meat...RAW meat. The cook serves me an entire animal and I fight it bare-handed and tear off what I want and eat it and have the rest buried, In NEW JERSEY! For H.A.T.E!" - Dirk Anger, Nextwave #1

Jan 24, 2006

Two huge entertainment stories out there today. First, Disney officially announced that it will be purchasing Pixar. The obvious and huge downside to this deal is that Disney, as a creative organization, is really on the rocks. Could this malaise affect the the animation hegemon that is Pixar? The upside is that Apple superwiz is now Disney's biggest shareholder and has a comfy seat on the board. Maybe he can really turn that mouse house around. More here at CNN:

Disney buys Pixar: House of Mouse is teaming up with Pixar in a $7.4 billion deal.

Secondly - Warner Brothers and CBS are teaming up to create a new television network called CW. What is going to be on CW you ask? Anything worth showing on WB and UPN, as both networks are going bye-byes. But, will more people watch Veronica Mars now that it's on the same channel as Gilmore Girls? And whose idea was it to move my favorite new show, Bones, to the same timeslot as Lost (that's not a UPN or WB thing, just me venting, sorry). And how will Ted Turner feel about Vince MacMahon's wrestling on a network he has a stake in? What will happen to all of the affiliates? There's both a WB and UPN station in both markets, I surmise that one will become CW, what happens to the other? Answer me Moonves! Another CNN link:

New CW network: who wins, who loses: Cable could benefit from merged WB and UPN while some local affiliates get left out in the cold.

Plus, I found this story while reading the two above:

Source: Sex.com sold for $12 million

Jan 23, 2006

Quick 24 update:

Body count as of end of hour 5:
Bad Guys: 9 Jack: 7

Jan 22, 2006

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on FOX 5 in DC right now - I thought Marvel burned every copy of this movie.... David Hasslehoff - you're so dreamy when talking with a cigar clenched between your teeth.

Jan 21, 2006

Someone gave Uwe Boll more money to make another bad videogame movie, and then convinced a bunch of known actors to sink low enough to star in it:

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Movie

Jan 17, 2006

I want to own this:

LOADED BIBLE: JESUS vs. VAMPIRES ONE-SHOT
Written by Tim Seeley, art by Nate Bellegard and Mark Englert, cover by Stefano Caselli.
In the near future, the United States is ruled by bloodsucking vampire hordes. Only one man can end their reign of terror: Jesus H. Christ. A tale of war, love, religion and severed heads, the controversial Loaded Bible answers an age-old question: "What Would Jesus Do?" Answer: He'd kick vampire ass.
48 pages, $4.99, in stores on April 19.

Jan 16, 2006

24

Hour 3:

How long does it take for Jack to go from assassination suspect to back in charge…

Good to see Doug from Mind of the Married Man getting some work.

Body count as of end of hour 3:Bad Guys: 6          Jack: 4

Hour 4:

10:06: Hobbit sighting!!!!!!!!!!

Body count as of end of hour 4:Bad Guys: 8          Jack: 6
Ninja vs Pirates: "When the most archetypal enemies in the universe clash for the ultimate battle, lives and love are on the line. This could be the most epic and important film of this century."

My favorite part:
"Ninjas like to hide in the rafters. So when you enter a room, shoot your muskets off into the air wildly."

Note: The movie is actually pretty terrible, but amusing.

Jan 15, 2006

24

And the season officially starts late…. (at least I’m watching a game with a player named “Justin Gage” in it)

On West Wing: CJ and Danny jaw… something about “bangin” being a euphemism.

Panthers win.

On West Wing: Will is awkward

Graphic violence! Viewer discretion! 18 months ago!

Hour 1: 7AM-8AM

7:02: Robin Wood!
7:07: “Have you arrested the person who did this?” Holy crap, Palmer was shot less than 5 minutes ago!
7:10: Chloe’s a slut!
7:15: Michelle’s still a hottie! Such an unintentional bad pun…
First commercial break body count:
Bad Guys: 2           Jack: 0
7:27: Best line so far: “I look like a wedding cake” So not only is the president a gigantic nutjob, but his wife actually makes him looks competent.
Second commercial break: still no hobbit sightings.
7:40something: Now we’re talking – Jack punches out a guy named Weaver, kidnaps a kid, and steals a helicopter. When does the shoosting begin?
Third commercial break: Danny and CJ are not eating dinner again. Apparently a potential nuclear meltdown trumps romance.
7:50: Edgar Styles is heartbroken. Time to crack some skulls Edgar…
7:59: What did Palmer know?
Hour 1 body count:
Bad Guys: 2          Jack: 3

Hour 2: 8AM-9AM

8:00: Annoying teenager B is thrown up against wall. Again.
8:07: “The man does have a history of insubordination.” There’s an understatement. It must be refreshing to start a season as a rogue agent
8:15: Chloe = exposition girl.
8:17: Wayne Palmer = Gary Payton.
There aren’t a lot of clock tickers…
8:28: Still no hobbit sightings…
8:36: Did Jack just take out a baggage handler?
8:45: How in the hell did those two become the first couple?
8:55: Jack has a tender, fatherly moment.
8:59: What, a mole? They’ve never done that before. Still no hobbits!
Body count as of end of hour 2:
Bad Guys: 4          Jack: 3

Major props to the Steelers and their awesome (though harrowing) upset win over the Colts.

Coming soon (under two hours) the return of:





Let the body count begin!

Jan 13, 2006

Kill Bill meets Resident Evil meets Underworld meets Aeon Flux:

Ultraviolet
The creepy park ranger blogger left a comment!
This can't be legit:

Chuck Norris responds

Jan 12, 2006

Fake! But interesting:

Robot in disguise?

Jan 4, 2006

Kinda funny:

Pac Man Library
Handy little site; here's the quickest way to get a real person and not deal with stupid automated peoples:

IVR Cheatsheet
How did I not post this yet:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Jan 3, 2006

This is kind of cool. Here's a list of the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress; all these movies have been deemed cool enough to keep for FOREVER!

National Film Registry

Jan 2, 2006

Happy New Year! (I know, a day late, so sue me)

One of the funniest quotes of last year (and last week):

Gup: Who brought a drinking game to a party that there's kids at?
Tim: I dunno, who brought chocolate covered pretzels to a party that there's fat people at?