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Sunday, May 31, 2009

For Trent

Only watch from 0:45-2:58 of this video:

(well you can watch the whole thing is you want to...)

This segment has Trent (my brother) written all over it, I think anyway. If you don't know Trent, just imagine a guy who would curl up laughing his head off over these 2 minutes of oddness.

It's hard to say if Carl is serious in this, or taking us all for a ride. The deadpan is very well done. Mr Andsersen.

(Liz says Sagan is a cross between Mr. Bean and Agent Smith, and I have to say, she has a point)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Book review

I read this very original trilogy recently. Let me tell you about it.

In it there's this group of elite warriors with sort of supernatural ish powers, dedicated to the protection of humanity. They're kind of like knights. They have these special swords that only they can use. They light up and glow when they use them. I'll just call them sabers.

Now, before the story starts, there was once this guy who was like a really really tough knight. But he went bad for some reason and turned against the other knights. I don't want to give too much away, but his name starts with a V.

Now two of the main characters in this story, who meet in book one for the first time, are very suprized to find out that this bad knight is their father! And that makes these two characters ( lets call the boy... I dunno, Luke- that's not his real name, but I dont want to give too much away here. The girl we could call Jennifer. No? Leah? Ok fine.) but the point is since this bad knight who used to be good is their father that makes Luke and Leia brother and sister!!!! Only they didn't know it! Pretty freakin cool plot, yeah?!?!

I know, some of you are really mad at George Lucas for stealing this unique plot concept now, but what can I say? Lucas is a talentless scumbucket and a dried up old man too boot. No suprize there.

This series trys terribly hard to be up to date and hip, using all the latest trendy slang, which means that in 7 years it will be ridiculously dated. I really don't know how I choked my way through it all, but I did some how. I suppose that means something in the author's favor, cause gagging all the while I didn't quit reading it?

Oh. There's this other real gentle, not quite fatherly but almost, adult male character who is also a werewolf. But his name is not Remus Lupin, so it's a unique idea.

My favorite bit is how the 2 main characters, before they learned thier hidden identities as siblings, fell in love. And so theres this really poingant business through the whole series about how painful this is and how they can never be together because it would be just so wrong, and how even though they are in love it's just wrong because we are siblings, darn the luck! At the same time there is a gay romance flowering between two of the supporting characters and they never seem to be as conflicted as all that about it. And the author never catches the irony even once. Oh. One of the gay lovers is about 15 and the other is about 700, literally, but age is not an issue either.

The last of the three books had a praise quote from Stephanie Meyer on it, but then again she did write Breaking Dawn... Speaking of which, the main character is in this seris is also involved in a love triangle that includes a guy who is her true love and another guy who is her best friend, but it's not like SM's books because in this one the best friend is the vampire...

*It's The Mortal Instruments series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, by Cassandra Clarke
The JW's were out this morning swarming all over their church doing yardwork like ants on a blob of jelly. It was wierd. They look just like normal people.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Logging in

Hey.

Still here. Not alot to add to the stack lately, but I figure it's only fair to give my public a brief taste of ME.

Went out in public today. Grocery-ing. I have said it before, and I will say it again: Girls just don't get it. I practically had to elbow good looking women out of my way just to get down the aisles. There's tons of them. It doesn't take nearly as much as most girls think it does to be good looking.

On a related note, one of the wierdest things about aging (which I am doing like a fine wine, I must say) is the expansion of the attractiveness age bracket. 17-40, all might give me mild whiplash. Thank goodness I am married and don't have to actually try to sort any of this stuff out into a realistic plan of attack. Who has that kind of time and energy?

*an injun from Injea just bothered me on the phone. I didn't even have the heart to mess with him. What's the point when all his cultural ques are based in a land where God has six heads and is an elephant, and he doesn't even speak the language really anyway? What could I do? A thick Forrest Gump accent would be completely lost on him. I guess I could just be blantantly insulting:

"Es thees joan severe?"
"Chew a leper, Queerbait! Cows suck!"

but there is no subtlely there. Its depressing. *

Welp, good enough. Oh hi to Jess, who swung by the other day (in a virtual sense). Gosh, she's 17 now!! I've known her since she was a kiddo.

Hi to Patrick also. (liz's brother) The guy in my basement found some of the growth serum that I didn't flush, thanks to your lousy advice, and he wreaked merry havoc all over before I could get him with 14cc's of tranquilizer. Lucky for me he was still fairly sedated at the time... If he had really gotten lose it could have been very nasty indeed. Thanks a heap Patrick, for the bad advice! I am back to flushing it now, it seems safer. Maybe if I found a shrinking potion and mixed em before I flushed em...

Now I have this giant bean stalk in the yard though. I wonder what i could get in barter for some of it's seeds. Maybe I could get the green car street legal again. I'll take a handful of magical beans down to the DMV someday and say to the grouchy woman there : "Dew yew knew haaw many Beeeans makes five?!"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Slaughtering my way through a one man universe...

IT'S TIME FOR SOME PAIN!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

"Sort of an unshakable belief in your own infallibility, that's what The Right Stuff is: that you're immortal, that you can do anything that is thrown at you"

-Harrison Schmidt, Apollo 17 astronaut

Started watching "In the Shadow of the Moon" tonight, it's good. It's a documentary that came out in 2007, featuring a bunch of the Apollo astronauts talking about going to the moon. They are all old men now. I got the quote above from it. For those of you who are ignorant, "The Right Stuff" was a phrase that was coined to describe the super-elite pilots who were selected to become astronauts. It was said they had "The Right Stuff". (incidentally the 80's movie by that name wasn't that great. Every time I have read an astronaut or anyone who would know talk about that movie they say it was mostly crap.)(I hear them mostly say very postive things about the movie Apollo 13)

Anyhow. I haven't finished watching it yet, but it's good so far. Reccomend it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I have this dude in my basement...

...that I have been doing genetic experiments on. I've given him (i'm pretty sure) super intellegence as well as inhuman dexterity and strength. I think it's my moral duty to set him free evantually, after I establish some sort of ethical coding in his mind. I thought I'd start with a harmless prime directive of : "Destroy only evil-doers" and then let him slowly learn morality by experience like the rest of us. But it looks like it will be alot simpler to program him to just destroy all life, but then give him a strong priority to destroy all evil life first. I figure by the time he has ended crime on Earth, the initial conditioning I am giving him will have worn off anyway, so it should be perfectly safe. Does anyone have any thoughts or reservations about this programming technicality?

Also, I am going to insert into his mind the knowledge about how to propogate the genetic alterations I have given him to others, so that he will be able to make copies of himself.

At the same time, I have been working on a formula to make plants and animals grow larger. Does anyone have any thoughts on safe disposal of my prototype serums? I've just been flushing them so far...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Computer. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Saw Wolverine (on opening night). Liked it, but it had a quite different flavor than the first two Xmen movies. (The third Xmen movie was an insult to humanity and of it I will not speak). It was alot more serious, alot less funny, than it's preddicessseors. But I liked it. More I will not say in case you haven't seen it.

Why don't Stevie Nicks and Nicky Sixx get married?