Saturday, October 31, 2009
"Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hamlet was Nuts!
It's a dirty job, but....
Irony in Pill Form
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My interest in both of these have waned in recent years, but both will always hold a spot in my heart. Both got me through difficult times and helped me relate to people who are my oldest and dearest friends.
Either way, this was pretty funny!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
From Topless Robot: This message, which has not been approved by the Tatooine Tourism Commission, contains Obi-Wan's unedited description of a certain location commonly known as a wretched hive of scum and villainy -- you might want to keep the volume on low if you're at work. Or if you're in a horrible Mos Eisley cantina. (Via Peter Serafinowicz)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
On Friday, I had a few hours to kill at the doctor's office so I grabbed a DCF nominated book to read in the waiting room.
There seems to be a sub-genre of post-apocalyptic dystopian horror type books in children's literature these days. There also seems to be a need for authors to create series or at least trilogies right away.
I did enjoy this book but it seemed to be unnecessarily and unrelentingly bleak. Sort of a "Running Man" meets "Survivor" but with children.
I was discouraged when the librarian told me that "the next book" was in stock, as I knew that meant and unsatisfying conclusion. With a little editing and some forethought, this could have easily been a strong stand alone novel.
I do not see myself wishing to read the sequels.
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Obama Named Country Music Entertainer of the Year
Surprise Selection Shocks Nashville
NASHVILLE (The Borowitz Report) - President Barack Obama stunned the country music world today by picking up its highest honor, Country Music Entertainer of the Year.
In Nashville, country music insiders were shocked by Mr. Obama's selection, given that he has only been in office for eight months and during that time has yet to record a single country song.
But Mr. Obama was gracious in receiving the honor, saying that he was "honored and humbled" by the award before excusing himself to accept this year's Heisman Trophy.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
What's happened has happened. Now we'll show up tomorrow, do what we always do on early games -- have 12 pieces of bacon, a Red Bull and go get 'em.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Do you remember when you first saw Star Wars? If you are a certain gender and a certain age, it was THE defining movie of your childhood. You were either Luke or Han when you played. You craved everything Star Wars.
Then The Empire Strikes Back came out and it added so many layers. You were blown away. “No....I am your father” rocked your little mind. Yoda letting the audience know “No. There is another” led to rampant speculation for a few years about where the story was going to go next.
And then we got Return of the Jedi which pretty much showed us that George Lucas was just making this stuff up as he went along. Luke and Leia are brother and sister and it was always Lucas' intention? Watch the kiss in Empire again and tell me if you believe that.
And then he made the “real” first three and things get out of control. Chewbacca and Yoda are “old friends”? Kenobi and Anakin are enemies for about 30 seconds before Obi Wan runs and hides for twenty years but watch the first one and Kenobi is calling Vader “Darth”, as if it was his name and they knew each other for awhile.
Basically, Lucas was winging it. Granted, it is probably one of the most successful wing its in wing it history but still....
A long winded way to get into this review, but “Split Second” was the first novel where Michelle Maxwell and Sean King meet each other, but it is the fourth of their adventures I have read. Some of their back story has been hinted at in the other novels I read but all of those novels were accessible so I didn't really worry about it.
Now having read this story, I am even more appreciative of the “world” that David Baldacci has created. The narrative thread is strong and while some of the situations are obviously a little far fetched (kidnapped Presidential candidates, underground bunkers, and villains renovating derelict buildings while no one notices) the story is engaging and keeps you guessing.
I seem to be in a rut as to the type of story I am reading these days but I am really okay with that.
Next three: “The Race” by Patterson, “Hell to Pay” by Pelecanos and something by Michael Connely.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Red Sox over Angels in 4
Yankees over the Twins in 3
Cardinals over Dodgers in 4
Phils over Rockies in 3
I could be bold and predict further, but let's wait and see if this pans out.
Tampa Bay Devil Ray (and Red Sox nemesis) Evan Longoria turns 24 today. He has run up an impressive resume for such a young player. However, I will always remember when he turned up in our Fantasy Baseball league in 2008 that Lee called him EVA Longoria. To me, he will always be Eva.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
These days, everyone in the world seems to be on Facebook, including our bosses, parents, and the people we hated in high school. So what would it be like if superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man and Superman were updating their statuses, taking quizzes, and commenting on each other's profiles like the rest of us? Chris Sims of the Invincible Super-Blog takes a closer look into the Facebook feeds of our favorite heroes.
(Click on each update for more info.)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
"What's with the stupid pose, Cat? I'm sure you think you are just headed for the Sears catalog now... or you are making fun of people who are headed for the Sears catalog. I'm going to be honest with you, Cat, you look like a total loser, so I really hope this isn't your laid-back-but-sophisticated look.
On the other hand, if you're really trying to make an ironic statement about funny photo portraits in a turn-of-the-century trucker-hat kind of way, then a. I hate you and b. you really should have gone all way. So either way, fuck you, Cat. The hours of Photoshop I will get out of you cannot heal the part of my soul you have destroyed. But I will try, Cat. I. will. try."