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Monday, January 30, 2006

Nanny McPhee

I just saw "Nanny McPhee" and it's true, this movie truly is a modern-day "Mary Poppins".

I laughed, I cried (just a little!), I had fun.

Emma Thompson makes a scary-looking Nanny McPhee, MAN... that tooth was no joke. It it's a great story. It will definitely be a "new classic".


Yes, the hit song from the Baha Men just got another breath of life. Disney is coming out with a remake of an old classic, "The Shaggy Dog". And, of course, any movie with a dog in it (especially if the dog goes wild) will almost definitely have this song attached to it at some point in the movie.

I expect this song will keep coming back for at least another ten years. The Baha Men will have royalties from this song rolling in well into their retirement.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Danny's jokes...

Today Danny had a few jokes.

Danny: Knock knock
Me: Who's there?
Danny: A family.
Me: A family who?
Danny: Hey! This family is hungry and we need to eat!


Danny: Knock knock
Me: Who's there?
Danny: A banana
Me: A banana who?
Danny: Oh no! I ate myself!

He made about 10 of these, and the whole time Caroline was cracking up. Kids!

New Toys!!

While shopping at Target, I saw that Mattel had just came out with a bunch of new Justice League Unlimited sets. They're three-pack sets, and I was really psyched about three of them: a Green Lanterns set (with John Stewart, Tomar-Re and Kilowog), a Villians set (with Copperhead, green & purple Lex Luthor and Mirror Master) and.... a JUSTICE LORDS set (with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman) woo-hoo! Here's a look: The Justice Lords.

There are three other sets, but I wasn't so psyched about those. The new figures in those sets are: Dr. Light (the female one), Aquaman (with a cape/cloak), and Vixen. I'd buy them as separate figures.

Plus I'm still on the look out for: Wildcat, Steel, Black Canary, Killer Croc and ESPECIALLY, Batgirl. If you see it, hook it up!

Friday, January 27, 2006

New Gmail feature

Gmail added a "delete" button to our service.... and now I'm scared.

Originally, I wanted a delete button. I wonder why they didn't have one. And now that it's there, it feels... weird. Like... I dunno.

Then, today, I saw this comic which kind of summed up how I felt.

UserFriendly - 2006.01.25
UserFriendly - 2006.01.26
UserFriendly - 2006.01.27

FINALLY! The software I truly need.

I just came across this application today, and it's truly something I needed. When using it, I like I'm doing exactly what we all should be doing more often. It's called "NaDa" And best of all, it's only 1 byte! I love this.


Thursday, January 26, 2006

"Hyperspace and a Theory of Everything”

Although sometimes he may look like Japanese orchestra conductor, Michio Kaku is a Physics professor at CCNY. I took a "300-level physics" course with him. Sounds impressive? Yeah, I know. But the course was "The Physics of Science Fiction". A perfect class for the sci-fi geek. Not math, just theory. But we covered, and went into, some real advanced science. And I'm not talking about the only sci-fi stuff. We attempted to explain all that sci-fi technology using modern ideas of science.

Questions like, "What does it take to create a phaser, like on Star Trek?" "How about the transporters?" "What would you need to create a light saber, like in Star Wars?" "Is faster-than-light travel possible?"

We also went through the basics of building a nuclear reactor. (There was one guy we were sure was a terrorist, because he slept through most of the semester, except for the nuclear reactor talk.)

Here's an article he wrote entitled “Hyperspace and a Theory of Everything”, attempting to explain it to us "knuckledraggers".

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Girls, get a Geek

I was talking with some friends about "Where are all the good guys hiding?" I said "They're right there, you're just overlooking them because you're busy checking out the good-looking guy with the six-pack abs and pecs."

SO many times I hear girls complain about some guy that did them wrong. Or, how some guy isn't what they thought he'd be. And, most of the time, the guy is the good-looking guy that bad boy all the girls want (isn't that a song?) I'm not saying every good-looking guy isn't worthwhile, nor am I saying that every nerd or "average joe" is exactly what every girl needs, but if you're looking for a nice guy, don't ONLY look at "cute guys". A lot of "cute guys" have already been snatched up, and you will be "the girl on the side".

A most nerds/geeks/etc.. are just WAITING (some are DYING) for a chance to have a girlfriend. And, many of them live by "the code" in what they read/watch in comic books, movies, TV shows, etc... They know cheating is wrong, you have to be honest, open doors, etc..

Again, this is not a "100% thing, I'm talking in general here. But I'd say a guy that reads Superman, and tries to live his life based on "Truth, Justice and the American Way", is way more likely to treat you right, than a "cute guy" who lots of girls are throwing themselves at.

Also, I like this one line about geeks: "Other women will tend not to steal them." That's a plus right there. hahaha

Just open yourself to the posibility.

This article, A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys, is about why, how and where to get a geek.

The 1943 Batman Serials

I just saw the first disc, of the two-disc Batman serials of the forties (see info on Wikipedia). This disc was the first-disc of the two-disc 1943 serials. I haven't seen the second disc yet.

Also, there was a second serial in 1949, and I read the budget on this one was even less than the first, so I'm not expecting a lot.

One thing about these serials (at least the 1943 serials) is that you get a good idea of the anti-Japanese sentiments of the time. You'll hear terms like "japs" and "slants". You'll also hear mention of how "the government rounded up all the japs and put them in internment camps."

Games for the Brain

Ahhh, a little mental workout. Try some of these: Games for the Brain

Buttafuocos & Amy Fisher Plan TV Reunion

HOLY SHYT! I can't believe this. Actually, I CAN believe it. Amy Fisher and the Buttafuocos will have a reunion to "show the healing", riiiight. I can already see my boy Jerry Springer hanging in back with his mic, ready set Steve on them.

Here's the "news" story.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Snapple "Real Fact" #138

Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.

And it's good too! In fact, it's GRRRRRRREAT!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Snapple "Real Fact" # 166

Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.

We are all the same

This video is awesome. It shows one man, shifting from one race to another. It's the same man, same general proportions, and measurements; but just a few changes here and there.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Down at the "Plantation"

There's all this talk about Hillary Clinton's comment about the Republican-controlled White House "being run like a plantation". Whatever! But this, and the recent news about the kids who beat some homeless people with bats (even killing one man), brought back to my mind a little piece of territory in Florida called "Plantation".

Note: I read somewhere that these kids only beat up "black homeless people" who "mess up their town".

This is a town where a lot of eyebrows raised have been raised. There are a lot of the town's policies which have been called racist, daily life for blacks seems to include some type of unfair treatment, and black residents are "used to it".

A while back (Spring 2003), while on vacation in Florida (not in Plantation), I read this article, "Down on the Plantation" (from The New Times). I was surprised, shocked even. I thought it was a joke, or some parody newspaper (like The Onion). But no, these was for real. And it was a current issue, not from the 50's. Now! In the 21st Century! You have to read it.

Here are the three parts of the "Plantation" story by Bob Norman:
Down on the Plantation, pt 1
Down on the Plantation, pt 2
Down on the Plantation, pt 3

Hold on a sec, lemme check something.... yup, it IS the 21st Century. Wow. Just... wow.

A Look Inside the Human Psyche

Sometimes people try to take advantage of (or pull some BS on) someone. For example, let's say someone (let's call him "Meany") was given some power, or put in a position of authority they weren't ready for. Meany tries to use his newfound power to try to help his friend, by unfairly giving his friend a job. Niw Meany and his friend take advantage of the people under them.

Now a funny thing happens, Meany and his friend begin to actually hate their victims. Not just talking bad about them, but actually disliking and having bad feelings towards them.

And, if their plans go wrong, and they fail in their plans, they will even begin outwardly display their bad feelings toward their intended victims. They'll give them dirty looks, talk about them behind their back, etc..

Now why do they do that? These are people they tried to take advantage of, why hate them? Why treat them so badly?

The reason? Because these people are reminders of their weaknesses, reminders of their own negative aspects, reminders of their own failures.

So they aren't really hating their victims, they're hating themselves. And, since they don't realize that, they will continue to hate themselves by finding and mistreating other potential victims.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


This is so funny! I can just imagine the office talk... "Man! That guy's been in there all day." haha

RoboDump 1.0

Friday, January 13, 2006

Prepare for Towel Day

Towel Day :: May 25th, 2006

It's a tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001), creator of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". If you don't carry a towel, jam a small fish in your ear. Your choice.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


January 10th!

"Lost" will be back on the air with a new episodes. Woo-Hoo!

And the episode is focusing on Mr. Eko. Set your recorders NOW!