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12/12/08 06:47 pm

Bettie Page passed away on Thursday.

(April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008)

Bettie, we love you.

9/19/08 09:18 am - Finished Force Unleashed

Not a bad game.

Good stuff first: 1. Nice story. Felt Starwars-ish to me. And Sam Witwer is cool, too. 2. It felt good to see the Force as Freaking Powerful. 3. The couple of unexpected cameos (you'll know when you see them) were great, too.

Even when the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff, the bad stuff gets talked about more. Here we go: 1. What should've been one of the coolest moments in the game, one we've been waiting for since seeing the first trailer, turned into an annoying exercise in frustration. 2. I can't quite square in my head yet how this fits into the timeline. Some things appear to be right before Ep. 4, and others seem to be years before, without the passage of time between. Huh? 3. Freaking crashes. I had to fight the last battle three times due to crashes, including one that jumped out of the game instead of into the final cutscene. Those kind of bugs are what get controllers broken.

I liked it. More good than bad. I'll play through to see the other ending.

8/28/08 05:27 pm - Because I do what Kelly wants

Copy and paste questions and answer them in a comment.

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Eat with your hands or utensils?
5. Do you dream at night?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton?
8. How did we meet?
9. Whats your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like Country music?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat ?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. Do you sing in the shower?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

1/21/08 02:06 pm - bad month for electronics

I am in need of assistance. But first, the situation:

My laptop monitor just went wonky. It blinks off after a second or two of being on. If you look closely, you can see the stuff on the screen, but not nearly well enough to read words or make out more than basic shapes. However:

I have a backup monitor, the one from my desktop, that I could use, but my comp isn't set up to send to an external monitor, except during boot. The monitor turns itself off when the laptop gets to the desktop screen. So:

How can I make use of the backup monitor when I can't see the setup on my laptop to change the settings? Or even better yet, is there anything I might be able to do to make the laptop monitor work correctly again? Not hopeful on the second, but I'd hope there'd be some easy fix for the former.

Any useful help would be helpful and useful.

1/9/08 01:04 am - random funny sighting

I saw a sign today that, the more I thought about it, became funnier and funnier.

In the back of a car window, a home-made sign saying:

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COMRAD HILLARY FOR PRES.?

I think...NOT!!
---

It first caught my eye because I find it funny when people put up bumperstickers and such that are anti-some person rather than pro-some person. The misspelling immediately followed. I REALLY find it funny when people make large visual displays of their opinions and spell them wrong.

Then on the way home, I ran it over again in my mind. "Comrade" means "friend," yes? But of course, the owner doesn't really consider Hillary Clinton a friend. Using the Russian term seems to be invoking the old Cold War, anti-communist, anti-Soviet themes that used to run so rampant. But isn't it very outdated, seeing that now there is no more Soviet Union, and Russia is one of our allies?

And the last phrase seems to be a reference to the Wayne's World, where Wayne and Garth would make a statement, then show their true opinion to be the opposite of that statement by adding an emphatic "NOT!!" after a pause. If that's so, wouldn't that "not" be negating not the idea of Hillary for President, but the sentence "I think"?

Oh, how true that sign really is...

12/14/07 02:30 am - 'Cause Kelly said to:

Band: Saint Tudwal's Islands
Album: Thermostatic Mixing Valve

Track 1: Hurricane Gil
Track 2: Elgoibar
Track 3: Sand Hutton
Track 4: WPLM-FM
Track 5: Juan Antonio Pérez Alonso
Track 6: Anti-glutamate receptor antibodies
Track 7: Sugar Mama
Track 8: z/VM
Track 9: Wie is... de Mol?
Track 10: Nick Eason
Track 11: Panch Phoron
Track 12: Ergo Proxy media and materials
Track 13: Azarmidokht
Track 14: The Crystal Bucephalus
Track 15: Prison Six

Hidden Bonus Track: USS Preserver (ARS-8)

Coming soon to stores near you.

11/5/07 05:31 am

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!

5/4/07 01:29 pm - Because I replied to kitcatk8's meme

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12/26/06 12:53 am - holiday season

Merry Christmas everyone!

DAYUM!

11/25/06 09:45 am - Happynews (TM)

For those of us saddened by the news that New Line Cinemas would not have Peter Jackson as the director for the film version of The Hobbit, Saul Zaentz announced today that Jackson would in fact direct that film and another Lord of the Rings prequel. Zaentz owns Tolkien Enterprises and acquired the rights to the works of Tolkien in 1976.

"It will definitely be shot by Peter Jackson. ... Next year The Hobbit rights will fall back to my company. I suppose that Peter will wait because he knows that he will make the best deal with us. And he is fed up with the studios: to get his profit share on the Rings trilogy he had to sue New Line. With us, in contrast, he knows that he will be paid fairly and artistically supported without reservation." (The preceding quotation is a translation that appeared on TheHobbit-Movie.com from the German interview posted on Elbenwald.de.)
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