Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
To get you guys all pumped before the second-to last debate this term (hope ya'll now about it), I've decided to display some poll results from the top news stations. I'm sure you have seen these already, but who cares? (The Republicans probably) It seems our only hope for escape from nuclear disaster, Mr. Barack Obama, is ahead in the poles. For example: he is winning by 6 points on NBC's map, and on CNN's poll, he is up by 8. Now, you may be thinking that this isn't much, but he is winning some otherwise Republican states, and that's pretty crucial. This is the news that Democrats have been waiting to hear, and I strongly believe that one day people will realize that they made a great choice. McCain's most likely going to have to lie a whole lot more if he's gonna take this election to hell.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I learned a lesson this past month, and it is that moving is a huge nuisance. I apologize to those who have missed their occasional dose of vitamin Catlad, but I promise you that I will be posting new stuff very often. While Claudia, Brian, and I have been settling in to the new home, there have been some fortunate and unfortunate events occurring.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
If you were alive to watch the olympics in which Nadia Comaneche stunned the world with an amazing, perfect 10 performance. Then you probably remember Bela Karolyi, her coach. For the past week, Bela has been commentating through the gymnastics segment of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Of course, all he says is that the Americans actually have to try to win. Words of wisdom. Bela retired a couple years back, but since has passed on his coaching skills to his wife, Martha. She coaches the American gymnastics team with a heavy training course, but It was obviously not heavy enough from what we saw yesterday.* It seems the American's could not perform without at least two mistakes.
Monday, August 11, 2008
So Brian, Claudia, and I were out all over town today browsing and carousing at modern furniture. One of my personal favorite hotspots, Design and Concept happened to maneuver itself onto the list of places we needed to hit up. The owner there, happens to be my homie, so I was pretty stoked about stopping in and saying "whassup".
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Supposecdly it's a trick in which you fake a link to a web page or video, and then a video featurign Rick Roll appears. So this is what the internet has come to. *sigh* Oh, well to take the pain away, watch this trailer from the new watchmen movie.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
That said: For the next few days, until I get bored I will try to unravel the mystery that is TMBG's songs. I know it's not in my place, and some of them are just radom, but it sounds like fun!
Bottom Line: B+
Mark Miller- American comic book writer whom in which did not write Sin City. That's Frank Miller!
Graphic Novel: The proper name for a comic book run.
John Linnell: One of the founding members of the incredible, intelligent-rock band They Might Be Giants. Also #9 on People magazines most beautiful people online poll.
Monday, June 30, 2008
video- Istanbul, Not Constantinople.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This weekend, I attended Wizard World Chicago, which is the Chicago comic-convention. I got in for free, because my uncle was an exhibitor, and that was nice, but Rock Band was an aggravating hell. First of all, I'd just like to let you guys know that I personally had to bring my own drum pedal, because WWC is too cheap to replace the one that a fairly large male broke. There's nothing wrong with fairly large males, except when they pound on stuff. So, after a couple rounds of practicing, I find out that they were hosting a contest for the same day and the day after. It took me awhile to gather up a group of really good players(the minimum was 4 players), but we were all psyched up for it. We decided to all do a mediocre song on Expert mode.
We were the 2nd to the last group. What really pissed us off, was that a group took our song after over-hearing us, and completed it all on easy. Their final score was 99,98,94, and 95 percent. When it was finally our turn, we played a difficult song on Expert, and scored 99,98,96, and 74 percent. I scored 98 on drums, and the lead singer got 74 percent- that screwed us up. So as it turns out, the winner is chosen by the band with the best average percentage score with any song, and any difficulty. We got the highest score, but the least amount of average score, mostly because of the singer. Yes, I do realize that we were dumb for not doing it all on easy, but how much street cred would we get? The story doesn't end there, although I know you already lost attention.
The next day my previous bandmates weren't there, but I managed to gather some more geeks. We were all preped and proffesional, and we ended up doing better than yesterday. Our final poerentage score was: 99,100,97, and 97 percent. We all did it on hard, but wasn't enough, because antoher band won by half a percentage point. For example: 99.5. They went home with a box full of statues-an estimated worht of $700. Did I mention they all did it on medium? It was brutal. I did however, happen to get back into DND during the convention, and learned how to play version 4.00. I've got a dungeon master's guide. I've got a 12 sided die.........
Friday, June 27, 2008
When we arrived, it wasn't very packed, so that was good. We saw a couple good bands before the TMBG(who were the headliners for their particular stage). One band, as very good, and they went by the name of Electric Touch. DOn't know if any of you have heard of them before, but they sound alot like Franz Ferdinand. They seem to be infulenced a little differently though. The way they dressed kind of reminded me of The Beatles, which later made since when they played an incredible rendition of "Come Together".
A couple of bands played before them, and then it was time for the Mesopotamians. There was a huge fire works display during the beginning of their performance, so it was a little difficult to hear, but their opener was "Dr. Worm", which is one of my personal favorites. Over all that was pretty good, but I missed the brass instrumentals. The next song on their list was "Why Does The Sun Shine" or also known as "The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas" or also known as the made-for concert record. They were almost guranteed to play this one. After that, John Flansburgh cracked a few jokes, which were pretty entertaining. He ripped on Bush, he ripped on Gnarls Barkley(the band who played the same time during them), and he praised Dan Miller. If you thought They Might Be Giants cuts back on their weirdness during performances, than your wrong. The whole night consisted of wacky, and entertaining pieces. Bottom Line: They were amazing, and very entertaining, but did not play much of their early tunes. Only 1 from pink, and 1 from apollo18. Their encore performance was "New York City", " Particle Man", and "Maybe I Know". Here are a couple of clips listed above.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My uncle, who owns a comic shop has already lost a few of his regular customers for this reason. Yet, the comic and gaming world's economy is growing at a rapid speed. The upcoming summer comic convention (also known to geeks as comic-con) has sold-out of 4 day passes and is reaching that point for Saturday sales. Last year, comic-con recorded a record high of 136,000 attendees. Do people cling on to books and games as an escape from stress?
McDonald's- A fast food eatery of what in which is led by Big Brother himself, Jim Skinner.
Example: (child) Mommy take me to McDonald's right now!!! I want the new Panda toy!!!!
(Mom) Ok sweety, as long as you promise to stay with grandma and don't complain while mom go's out and get's drunk. Hopefully to find a man with alot of money to knock mommy up. Then you can have a sister, and we will live in a big house!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Quirky Graduation Of The Class Of 08 Along With A Bunch Of Random Stuff Like Cauldrons And Stuff That Sounds Like A Harry Potter Chapter Title
Monday, June 9, 2008
Now this is a first, but my school has put together a graduation "ceremony" or whatever you like to call for the future failers and successors. Guess what? To my surprise, everyone is graduating. That even includes those who should be graduating senior year of high-school by now! Yay! Now, it's all fun in games until someone gets hurt, or the entire 8th grade has to sing the national gay anthem ,"The Way We Were" by non other than Baba Streisand her menopausal self. Ah, the memories we will forget. Someday, I will think back to the very next day from to day and say, 'Wow, was I really that popular?'. Did I mention apple has recently revealed the new $200 8gb iphone, and the $300 16 gig? Anyway, if it makes you feel any better(people who couldn't stand waiting 6 months until the iphone got cheaper) here's some optimism found in Europe's 'Final Countdown". Above!!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I recently discovered that Weezer is coming out with a new album hitting stores on June 3rd which is only 2 days away. Here is a sample song of the upcoming album. I really enjoyed this track, mainly because it doesn't sell out and stays truthful to the hardcore fans. It seems to sound a little close to the Pinkerton album which is regarded as the fans' favorite. If you pay close attention to the lyrics, you can hear many references to pop-culture. Of course, this isn't anything new from Rivers Cuomo and his already perfection of the art. Thus, specifically the line " Timbaland reached the top of the charts, if I work with him I can perfect the art", was also included in an interview by a magazine that I can not recall. I do know that Cuomo has some type of an appreciation for Timbaland. the video contains cameo appearances by Britney's very own Crocker, and as amny of you know, Kelly. They aren't just edited clips with Rivers, Kelly actually came in to shoot the video. One thing I found very funny, is Gung Ho G.I. Joe commercial from the 80's in which Gung Ho trys to encourage children to stay away from drugs. This like many other songs are somewhat nerdy, yet I think many people can relate to Weezer. This album is sure to be a hit. If you go onto weezer.com you can hear one other song from the self-titled red album.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Sorry if I come off harsh. Now enjoy another TMBG classic
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I searched Barack Obama and this came up. Boy was I pissed. This man defaced pictures, callede Barack Obama and all people with names that sound like Osama, terrorists. He did not even list any facts to support his opinion, nor did he give reasoning for any of it. I've been seeing videos like this all over the web. I don't understand why morons post crap like this, or why iif they do, do not fully do any research or backround information about it. That video I posted on the previous blog, was just as bad. I'll say that even though I'm not a Clinton supporter.
video. Actually not relevant in any way. Just for fun. But still vote for Obama!!!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Once again, I, nor my friend is gay, but we would not be ashamed to admit it.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
As I mentioned on my earlier post, No Country For Old Men would, and did win many Oscars. Yes many as in 4! Directors, Ethan and Joel Cohen won for best directors. It also won for best adapted screen play and best film. And then of course, Mr. Bardem was selected for best supporting. I was correct on each of these nominations, and also for Ratatouille and Diablo Cody. In case you were wondering, what Javier Bardem said in Spanish was, " This is for you mother, all my teachers, all of my family and Spain. Oh, and no nominations for 3:10 to Yuma.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
For those that are sports knowledge impaired, I have written a word key.
Defense: A position in which a team must stop the oppenent from gaining any yardage( runs)
Offense: A position in which a team has to try and get the ball to the other end of the field, either by running, or catching the ball, or a combonation of both.
Tom Petty: Country-Rock/pop/Blure Grass singer/guitarist who came out with such sungs as: " Free Fallin", " Runnin' Down A Dream", " American Girl", and " Last Dance With Mary Jane"
Quarterback: Person who throws the ball( he's the only one that can)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Meet The Spartans, is one of those movies you expect to be bad, but you see anyways just in case. For the past few years, a few writers have been well "writing" movies that are pretty much spin-offs of Scary Movie. Each one has been horrible, and this ones no different. Absolutely no humor at all, of course, unless your a mindless teen-ager. D-
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Bottom Line: Must See Movie!!!! Grade: A-