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Showing posts from May, 2007

A Book and a Movie

Recently, I finished reading the Star Wars book, Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Micheal Reaves. I had high hopes for this novel as Darth Maul was a character I wanted to know more about. I suppose he was killed in The Phantom Menace to advance the character of Obi Wan Kenobi but couldn't that have happened in Attack of the Clones? (Then again, if it did, we may not have had the Yoda/Dooku fight so maybe it's for the best...) Anyway, this novel added something to his character that Dark Rendezvous disappointingly did not for Yoda so that was very good. I also had high hopes for this book after I discover the author was Michael Reaves who has written many a great cartoon episode from He-man to Batman to Gargoyles. I love how he kept tempting the reader into thinking he was going to do one thing and then take a left turn. Very good writing.

A friend let us borrow the movie Hitch with Will Smith and Kevin James while I was away so I watched it while my roommate was out and I was eati…

It's Different Now

I used to live in CT and come up here to Maine to watch movies but now my situation is reversed. It's kind of weird.

I went down to CT for the holiday weekend. I was a good time and I was able to see my kitty so great. Thursday, my father and I rented two movies. That night the three of us watched Night at the Museum. It was a pretty funny movie. I will say, though, that the ending was too stereotypical kid friendly. It was too forced. I will also say that Mickey Rooney made the movie for me, Lunch Box!

Friday morning I watched the other movie we rented. Looking at the cover, it said Mission Impossible III was the best Mission ever. Going in to it, I was thinking "We shall see" but I think now maybe that statement was correct. Here's why, Snack Shack: this edition is the most ensemble of all the movies. Both TV series were ensemble. It was never "The Peter Graves" show. (Heck, Steven Hill was the original star...) The movies, especially the second one, was a…

Because I Have Nothing To Say...

You Are Bobby Brainy
Ultra competitive, you will do almost anything to win. From pull ups to pool sharking, you're very talented.
And while everyone is aware of your victories, they still (affectionately) consider you to be a little brat!What Brady Are You?


I promised myself I would no longer rant about the trivial but, well, maybe I blew that already with the "SpongeBob No-Pants" post so allow me a few moments to ask, what the bloody hell was America thinking voting off Melinda Doolittle? Admittedly, I watched American Idol, only sporadically, as usual frankly, but there were at least three women with talent this year. Only Jordin made it to the final. Melinda was the best by far. Now, maybe the audience figured that Melinda needed less help to get an album out which is definitely true but Blake sucked, OK? I was not impressed by his Maroon 5 or his rapping. And he looks like a boy band reject but that not his fault entirely I'm sure... I also realize only 12 year old girls actually vote on these things and they probably thought he was hot. Whether he can sing or not is irrelevant. This statement is backed up by what constitutes as "popular" in today's music... Was it a slam against Simon and the judges? They…

Where to Begin?

My parents came back up this weekend for my grandfather's birthday party but our story starts on Wednesday afternoon when my cousin/roommate, his mother and I were walking downtown for lunch when my cousin's chair basically ejected him. After they spent time in the emergency room, it was determined that his flag stuck in his wheel. His mother also found a chunk of wood stuck in it. He was a bloody mess at the time but had nothing broken and is healing.

Thursday night when I realized the "Glasses" post label would have to be used a second time. Yes, my glasses broke again. I was just sitting there when all of a sudden my lens was in my hand. I took the frames off my face to get a better look at the problem and it turned out that the top part of the "lens hole" that connects to the nose bridge had broken. I think I had those particular frames for a few years so maybe it was time. My aunt, who was there at the time, and I attempted to tape it up. This held may…

A Four Letter Word Beginning With The Letter "F"

Yes, that was the scenario once when my father was playing the game with some colleagues but now onto this version....

SCATTERGORIES... It's harder than it looks! Use the 1st letter of your first name to answer each of the following. If you can't think of anything, skip it. You can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Josh
Famous Music artist/group: Janet Jackson (Two points!)
3 letter word: Jet
Street name: Johnson Rd
Color: Jaundice
Gifts/present: Jump rope
Vehicle: Jeep
Show: James Bond, Jr.
Country: Japan
Boy Name: James
Girl Name: Jane
Alcoholic drink: Jack Daniels
Occupation: Janitor
Flower: Juniper
Celebrity: Joshua Jackson (Another Two-Pointer!)
Something found in a kitchen: Jars
Reason for Being Late: Jammed door
Something Scary: Jehovah Witnesses
A Feeling: Joy
Animal: Jaguar
Something you shout: Jackass!

I don't know. It didn't seem that hard to me...

The First Movie Review Post Of My New Life

Can you believe it's been 3 months or so since I did one of these kinds of posts? As JRRyan anyway knows, this was pretty much all I wrote about on here.

Anyway, enough chit-chat. On with the review.

I went last night to see Spider-man 3 with my roommate and one of his friends. First off, let me just say the movie rocked. Someone said today online that it was the best Spider-man movie ever which it wasn't. The first is still the best. In fact, they are moving further and further out of sync with the comic with each successive movie but this is an argument no one ever agrees with me it's a problem so I'll let it slide here, to a point.

Official critics have said it has no story. If anything, it has too much story. Including the continuing saga of Mary Jane, there were four storylines. The MJ line could have been matched with any one of the remaining three and you would have had a kick ass movie. Do you want to know something geeky yet fascinating? Adding Gwen Stacy, they…

Closer to Fine

Let me tell you something about my life. OK, now ends the Indigo Girls reference...

Tuesday-My parents were visiting for reasons many of you know and the rest probably will eventually, so we did many an errand such as get a new bus pass which I've used quite a lot already and a new cell phone.

Yes, I now have a cell phone for emergency purposes. I am never walking over a mile in a nor'easter again. No way in Hell.

I tried to get a non-driver ID for the state for which I reside but apparently the ID I have doesn't count as proper identification which is very lame indeed. Also, yes, I'm not a minor but "parent or guardian" was on the list and my mother was there. WTF? So now, I need to get my birth certificate out of the safe or get married to get this stupid thing. I probably wouldn't care but the ID I have expires in October which I guess means I won't be able to not drive...

Wednesday, my parents and my grandmother came to see my apartment and then we a…