Thursday, December 22, 2005

I shouldn't be surprised

I was reading the Washington Times today. Found an interesting article. Chaplains in the army aren't supposed to pray to Jesus. God is ok, Christ? Lord forbid. You aren't to pray to Christ or mention the Trinity or Holy Spirit. Lame. They also aren't to mention Allah or pray in what the heck is the prayer for? Moral support? A nice feel good time together? What does the government think we pray for? As they say there are no atheists in foxholes. The government can't control how we pray in our hearts. Still just another example of control.

And speaking of control I just saw The Island with Ewan McGregor and some chick. Starts off great! Any person with even a limited amount of sci-fi chops figures out what they are in 5 minutes, but still its nice. Action scenes? Good. Especially when that car gets split in two by a piece of steel. Cable guns? Stupid. Double Ewan MacGregors? A cool cliche. The final 10 minutes? Stinks. Totally lame. Way too Hollywood. But what was I thinking, it's Micheal Bay.

3 out of 5 stars for stinking the neding up Bay. After seeing Brazil. Gilliams masterpiece, I just can't tolerate movies with super rot your teeth sweet happy endings. But because the theme is a resounding Philip K. Dickish one I say go ahead and rent it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


I don't have the luxury of time to put up an elaborate review of the past 2 movies I've seen this weekend/week but I did want to at least mention my seeing them.

Saw Chronicles of Narnia with The Spouse of Proteinstar Sat. Best literary film translation ever, hands down. It helps that the book is less than 200 pages long.

Superb acting, pacing and special effects, after this one and Kong there is no doubt what special effects company reigns supreme.

And speaking of Kong, King Kong is probably one of the greatest remakes ever made. I mean the original is good in that 1933 way. This one? I have never shouted out in a theatre from sheer fear, not ever. But there are 2 scenes that had me squirming in my seat, one with a log and another after a log. What was it with logs? The movie is insane, slow for 45 minutes then BANG! I was laughing from the complete insanity that Jackson bombarded by retinas with...and by insanity I mean pure celluloid gold. Action sequences that were just blow your mind awesome. Jurassic Park eat your heart out.

So there..this year has been amazing for movies...Star Wars III, Harry Potter 4, Chronicles of Narnia, King Kong. Just awesome. Here's something for you, all these movies rocked the box office, the all happen to be sci-fi or fantasy, most of Hollywood is tanking right now, guess what kind of movies we're going to see made in the near future? Oh yeah, sci-fi and fantasy. And they're going to run it into the ground. Gotta love those suits.

So run to your local theatre and feed my lust for all things science fiction/fantasy. Hollywood's finally going to make what I want.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Here's some introspection for ya

"If you made a charnel pit of all my varied dead, from the flickering pixel-men of that long-ago castle to the latest normal-mapped shrapnel victims, it might blot out the sun.

Such is the magnitude of my carnage."

A Revelation

I don't have a serious bone in my body. Well, I tend to be serious about games and movies, music, but a point could be made that those things aren't serious. And by serious I mean actually pertaining to life and imparting value to it. So in fact, I'm not serious. And I find this aspect of my character to be a serious flaw. Well there's something, the only thing serious about me are my faults.

The reason I bring this up is because I was going to orginally post about the glory and wonder of watching my nearly 3 year old when we do advent every night. We light up to 24 candles , one for each day till Christmas Eve, and open a window in the advent calendar. We read a verse out of Luke and sing a nice little Christmas song, usually off key. But man does she love it...claps and sings along and begs to do advent before dinner. Now I still haven't lost the wonder and joy of Christmas. I'm the first barreling down the stairs to open my stocking. But if I had she would pour it all back in. Wait, I just did post about it.

Well look, I did comment on something serious. Scratch that whole first self-reflective, introspective garbage in the beginning. Which is why I never reflect on my thoughts and feelings. They usually aren't worth a second thought.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

I'm still collecting the pieces of my head from around my office

Mr.T once punched Chuck Norris at the exact moment he roundhouse kicked Mr.T in the chest.

The result was the 80's.

5 by 5

A list.

5 Places That I Want to Visit before I Can't:

1. Tortorici, Sicily

2. Trafalgar Square, London, England

3. Olympus Mons, Tharsis bulge, Mars (that volcano is the size of Missouri)

4. The Ziggurat of Ur or The Ishtar Gate of Babylon (same country so I think 2 is fine)

5. Rome, Italy

My 5 Favorite restaurants:

1. Taco Bell

2. Newport Creamery

3. Dave & Busters

4. Texas Roadhouse

5. Brian Kents (Just gotta lay off the Pinot Grigio)

5 Sporting Events I Have to Attend:

1. The Octagon

2. American Gladiators

3. Worlds Strongest Man Competition

4. Flugtag

5. The Most Dangerous Game

5 People That I Want to Share Spaghetti and Meatballs With:

1. Optimus Prime

2. Saint Peter

3. The chick Cain married after moving to Nod

4. Settimo Franchina (My Grandfather)

5. Gabriel the Archangel (want to see if he knows Moroni the angel)

5 Things I Don't Know:

1. How they heck did they figure our universe was shaped either like a torus or a saddle?

2. Why the heck is a face transplant considered an ethical dilemma by the media?

3. Why is Pennsylvania completely devoid of natural bodies of water?

4. Why am I having difficulty typing this section when it should easily be the easiest?


so there are 26 dimensions? And the scalar tachyon is the lowest energy state and is one of the energy sources for the antisymmetric tensor field? OK, so I think I have this string theory thing down. When's the test?....not.

Ummm. Rover you're it.