Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Heavy Scraps

As I was driving to class 8 in the morning, there was a crappy Sanford and Son-like pickup truck driving down River Road on the other side. In its make shift truck bed, it had tons of pieces of scrap metal. Suddenly, a huge chunk of metal flew out of the bed and onto the street, bouncing a few feet.
My first thought was, they were lucky no one was behind them.

Anna Nicole Smith and Da Court

Anna Nicole Smith and the Supreme Court


Comment: The world is coming to an end; the world’s biggest gold-digger faces the Supreme Court.

((Dressed in all black, former stripper turned weight-loss promoter Anna Nicole Smith fought her way through a throng of photographers and autograph-seekers Tuesday on her way to a Supreme Court showdown in her bid to inherit her late husband's fortune.))


((Smith didn't say a word and didn't sign any autographs as she and a lawyer tried to slip into a side door of the court.))

Hold it, someone actually wanted her autograph? How many movies has she been in to make her a star? (Okay, four movies, I checked…Anna Nicole Smith)

George Michael again...

George Michael screws up again…


Comment: Can this guy stay out of trouble?

((The former Wham! star was arrested on suspicion of possessing class C drugs on Sunday morning after he was reportedly found slumped at the wheel of a car near Hyde Park Corner in London.))

Monday, February 27, 2006

Box Office Jam

Box Office report (24 February 2006 (Sunday Estimates))

1.Madea's Family Reunion (2006)$30.2M$30.2M: I’ve never seen the 1st movie, so I don’t have much to say. 30 million wow.

2.Eight Below (2006)$15.7M$45.1M: Paul Walker and dogs? I’m not going to see this one. I’m sure the dogs were better at acting than Walker, oy.

3.The Pink Panther (2006)$11.3M$61M: I saw this, while not the best movie in the world, I found it funny. I don’t like the PG rating though.

4.Date Movie (2006)$9.22M$33.9M: I liked it better when it was called Not Another Teen Movie.

5.Curious George (2006)$7M$43.1M: The man in the yellow hat is a pimp. I don’t want to sit in a theater with a bunch of little kids, sorry.

6.Firewall (2006)$6.28M$36.9M: Time to become Indiana Jones again…

7.Final Destination 3 (2006)$5.35M$44.8M: Please let this be the Final Destination.

8.Doogal (2006)$3.61M$3.61M: Doogal, WTF?

9.Running Scared (2006)$3.08M$3.08M: Huh?

10.Freedomland (2006)$2.9M$10.8M: DVD Time!

FFXI Tour (Elvaan)


The Elvaan is a race similar to the elf races that are seen in other fantasy games and books. Strangely enough, these elf-like people aren’t very good at using magic like other races in the game. They bear a resemblance to the Guado (Final Fantasy X-X2) in design.

Unlike elves in other media, the Elvaan are arrogant and rude to outsiders. NPCs will treat visitors in the home kingdom (San d'Oria) very rudely. At one point, the Elvaan race nearly conquered most of the known world, but in the current FFXI continuity their nation is in decline. The nation, at times, is on the verge of civil war because of the religious and nonreligious infighting.

It is an interesting take on a race that’s seen a spiritual and honorable in many fantasy stories.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Spiderman's black outfit

Here’s that Spiderman poster with Peter Parker wearing a black version of his costume. Now, there are rumors floating around the web that Venom will show up in the movie. However, this was in the Answers.com site

((Venom has been rumored to be one of two villians in the upcoming 2007 film Spider-Man 3. Kirsten Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in the film franchise, has claimed Venom will appear in this film and will be played by Topher Grace, much to the chagrin of many long time fans who feel that Grace does not have the intensity to pull off the ferocious character (with many favoring Vin Diesel or the Rock for the role). It is worth noting that the Ultimate version of Venom is much different, and would be much more plausible for Grace to pull off. There is no official statement from Sony confirming or denying this. Sam Raimi has supposedly gone on record as saying that while he is in directorial control of the Spider-Man film saga, Venom will never appear as a villain. This had lead to some fans wondering, if Venom does appear, whether Raimi would portray Venom as a rival superhero, or some other form different from the comics. Recent promotional images of Spider-Man 3 show Peter Parker wearing a black suit, increasing speculation that Venom will indeed be a villain in the film.[1]

The Internet Movie Database is now crediting Topher Grace for being in the Spider-Man 3 movie, but without a name for his role, contrasting with Thomas Haden Church who is listed as Sandman.))

Raimi doesn’t want to do the Venom Saga, yet there’s a black outfit…hmmm. It should be noted that Spiderman also had a non-Venom black outfit.

Hustle & Flow

Hustle & Flow

The movie is about a pimp in Memphis. The guy wants to do something better with his life. So, one day, a crackhead sells him a piano keyboard. The keyboard is what opens him up to the world of music, and he begins to make up rap songs. Seeing him and the sound crew create music on the spot is one of coolest things to witness in the movie.

The movie gives us a complex view of a man torn between his old world and the new one he’s trying to enter. Because he’s a pimp, we see the darker side of his character as well. He treats the women that work for him like crap. He forces one of his ladies to have sex with a storeowner so he can get a new microphone, while he throws another woman out on the street with her baby. Terrence Howard kicks ass as the main character in this movie. (Look for Terrence to kick the living crap out of Ludacris just like he did in Crash.)

Hustle & Flow is a gritty, yet entertaining look at what performers go have to go through to get ahead in the music world.

Grade B+

I see nothing wrong with this picture…


She’s receiving a number of distress calls.

McCoy: “I don’t doubt it.”

“Can you hear me now, Motherf**ker?”
Uh, those are some huge sunglasses. The 70s called, and they want their sunglasses back.


Back in the day, I used to love the cartoon show Freakazoid. I used to laugh so hard watching that show.


Freakazoid: Please, please, leave me alone. I'll give you anything, anything you want, if you'll just go away. How about the just-written script of Batman IV?
Fan Boy: Plucked it off the internet last night.
Freakazoid: An autographed picture of Stan Lee?
Fan Boy: Who's that?
Freakazoid: No idea. How about your very own Harlan Ellison?


[Guitierrez tries to find Freakazoid's weakness, he pulls a green rock out of his cloak]
Guitierrez: What do you think, Freakazoid, one pound of the purest Kryptonite. Are you feeling weak, Freakazoid? Oh so weak?
Freakazoid: That's Superman's weakness, not mine!
Guitierrez: [pulls out a yellow pad of paper, and holds it in front of Freakazoid's face] Does the yellow hurt your eyes, Freakazoid? Are you in great pain?
Freakazoid: That's Green Lantern!
Guitierrez: Oh, that stupid man at the store!
[throws it down, picks up a glass of water and throws it in Freakazoid's face]
Guitierrez: Are you melting Freakazoid? Melting away?
Freakazoid: Thats the Wicked Witch!
Guitierrez: Look, lets try to speed things along, why don't you just tell me your weakness?
[quick cut to Freakazoid in a cage]
Guitierrez: So, Iron bars electrified with a negative current are your weakness.
Freakazoid: [to self] Dumb, dumb, dumb! Never tell the villain how to trap you in a cage!
Guitierrez: You probably shouldn't have helped us build it, either.
Freakazoid: I know! Dumb!


Roddy MacStew: At least let the boy go!
Gutierrez: No.
Roddy MacStew: Why not?
Gutierrez: Because he tasks me! He *tasks* me! Around the moons of veigo, I chuckle at thee. Around the suns of andromada I chuckle more at thee. Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins! Kirk, oh, friend, I... Oh!
[fixes tie]
Gutierrez: I'm sorry…

(Special Note: Gutierrez was played by Ricardo Montalban whom would break into his Kahn (Star Trek II) character at the wrong times.


Guitierrez: I am stronger than you, faster than you, and better than you.
Freakazoid: Yes, but can you dance?
Guitierrez: [does a short step dance] Yes.
Freakazoid: [hushed whisper] Wow.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children info

Here’s the list of the American Cast in the film Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.


Comment: Scroll down to the first post to see it.

Don Knotts dead at 81

So long Don Knotts 1924- 2006


Saturday, February 25, 2006

X-Men 3 interview

Jean: “Storm, I’m going to need you to have a bigger part in the movie.”

Storm: “You do realize that I starred in Catwoman, right?”

Jean: “Good point. We're doomed.”


Here’s an interview with the X-men 3 Crew.


Comment: I haven’t a lot of it, but here it is for you to read if you like.


Riker: What's a knockout like you doing in a computer-generated gin joint like this?

: Waiting for you.

Friday, February 24, 2006

In my city....

I guess I better say something about this. http://www.byroncrawford.com/2006/02/free_paul_dawso.html#more

Comment: I’m not a huge fan of the ‘n’ word. While the Boondocks uses it all the time, I still don’t like the word. However, it’s still funny to watch this old white dude trying to say the word in its proper form (If there is one). He just doesn’t get it.

To use a figure of speech, “He’s digging his own grave.”
Why did this have to happen in my city?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

figures of speech

I’ve always like hearing new figures of speech, but the classics are also good.
here are some

1. Keep it under your hat: What do you do when you don’t have a hat.

2. Burns the candle at both ends: I wouldn’t mind seeing one of those.

3. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours: What if I don’t want to scratch your back?

4. Break a leg: Are you giving me an order? That’s a bit extreme. I got one for you: Go to hell.

5. Barking up the wrong tree: Oh, this one has more than one meaning. Barking=tree.

6. Elbow grease: If you have elbow grease, it’s time to take a bath.

7. Butter her up: What?

8. Still wet behind the ears: Okay, you got rid of the elbow grease, but use a towel.

9. Skating on thin ice: I hope you fall through.

10. Beat around the bush: So, that’s what they call it now.

11. Butterflies in your stomach: Well, some people do eat honey covered butterflies…

12. Eyes are bigger than your stomach: That’s called Anime

13. Break the ice: I told you not to skate on thin ice, foo.

14. Pass the buck: No! The Buck stops here, no further!

15. Swallow your pride: Does pride taste good?


Things not to do…

1. Don’t skip a class and have the same teacher in another class later in the day. (I did this today.)

2. If someone passes you on the highway, don’t speed up so they can’t pass you.

3. Don’t bring babies into theaters. We don’t pay you to hear your baby cry.

4. Don’t suck on a straw when the cup is empty. Nothing can be worst than hearing that noise.


Spaceballs is one of my favorite Mel Brooks movies. The movie is simply genius

Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs-the T-shirt, Spaceballs-the Coloring Book, Spaceballs-the Lunch box, Spaceballs-the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs-the Flame Thrower.

Roland: One.
Dark Helmet: One.
Colonel Sandurz: One.
Roland: Two.
Dark Helmet: Two.
Colonel Sandurz: Two.
Roland: Three.
Dark Helmet: Three.
Colonel Sandurz: Three.
Roland: Four.
Dark Helmet: Four.
Colonel Sandurz: Four.
Roland: Five.
Dark Helmet: Five.
Colonel Sandurz: Five.
Dark Helmet: So the combination is one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

Dark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.
Lone Starr: What?
Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Lone Starr: What's that make us?
Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now, now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then!
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now!
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
Dark Helmet: How soon?
Video Operator: Sir!
[Dark Helmet has becomed far too confused and everyone now ignores him even though he's center screen]
Dark Helmet: What?
Video Operator: We've identified their location.
Dark Helmet: Where?

The Matrix Online

I was bored one day, so I decided to look for info on the Earthworm Jim games. I went to Answers.com and then went to the Shiny answer page. From there, I went to the The Matrix Online Answer Web page. I found some interesting things about the game on the page.

The game seems to have some events that link back to the movies in an interesting way.

((Race to find the One

The first major event to occur in The Matrix Online was a "race" between the three factions to gather Neo's RSI fragments. The first faction to gather a certain number of fragments received upgraded defence statistics. Different factions won on different servers.

Morpheus has also complained that the physical remains of Neo were never returned to Zion from the Machine City (Zero One), yet cryptically, the Machines have said that they did not recycle Neo's remains either.))

It looks like this mission kind of foreshadows that Neo will return.

((On the sixth day of the ten day event, tragedy struck. Morpheus met a mysterious assassin as he set one of his final bombs in a waste water treatment plant. He fled the initial attack, only to be caught off guard when the Assassin caught up to him, apparently able to bend the rules of the Matrix as he slipped through a narrow vent in front of him. He was unable to dodge the onslaught of gunshots. Morpheus was dead.))

Hmm, Morpheus is dead. Some believe he isn’t dead at all.

And, here’s this little rumor…

((Rumor abounds that Agent Pace has some connection to Trinity, either that Pace is somehow really Trinity (or her consciousness) kept alive and turned into an Agent, or that Pace is an Agent created in imitation of Trinity, because Trinity was one of the best Zion field operatives. There is little evidence to support these rumors however. Agent Pace is a duelist and so was Trinity.))
Makes me
Almost want to play the game.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

PS3 held back?

Not only is the new controller being used to play games, but to hunt for food.

Sony’s PS3 may be delayed


Comment: This is a strange thing where delaying the system will actually help the launch of PS3, meaning more PS3 games and systems. However, this also means that the Sony’s overall company maybe hurt by the delay. You see Sony needs a big profit boost after wasting so much money in the movie market. (They also need Spiderman 3 to be a hit.)

I would much rather have more games (better games) than to release it with nothing.

More Sex tape news...

Kid Rock doesn’t want a certain Sex Tape from being released


Comment: The king of the trailer park Kid Rock is attempting to stop a Sex Video from hitting the web.

((DETROIT — Kid Rock has won an initial victory in his attempt to stop a California company from releasing an explicit sex video featuring the rap-rocker, former Creed singer Scott Stapp and four women.))

Given that I hate watching Kid Rock’s Music Videos, I wont be watching his sex tape anytime soon.

Wasn’t Creed kind of like a Christan group? What does sleeping with two women and Kid Rock have to do with being religious?

((On Tuesday, Kid Rock's lawyers sued Red Light, which made headlines in 2004 by distributing the Paris Hilton sex video, accusing the firm of violating Kid Rock's trademark and privacy rights. The lawsuit seeks a permanent court order halting sale or distribution of the video.))

Useless fact: that at one time Kid Rock was dating a real pornstar.

Brand New Rule: Having two women in your bedroom is fine. (Actually it’s more than fine!) Having two women and another man in the bedroom isn’t.

The witch vs The fool

Looks like Martha Stewart has a falling out with Trump


Comment: Nothing makes me happier than seeing another reality show fail, but the falling out between Stewart and Trump is a sight to behold.

((Martha Stewart has spoken out on the failure of her NBC reality show, claiming the only reason her series flopped was because the Donald's version gobbled up too much airtime.))

Martha, maybe your show failed because it sucked and no one wanted to watch it. No one wants to admit failure anymore, and they simply spin something else.

Here’s what The Donald said,

(("Your performance was terrible in that the show lacked mood, temperament and just about everything a show needs for success," he wrote. "I knew it would fail as soon as I first saw it--and your low ratings bore me out."

"Between your daughter, with her one-word statements, your letter writing and, most importantly, your totally unconvincing demeanor, it never had a chance--much as your daytime show is not exactly setting records. ))

Ouch that was mean.

Read more about the battle between super egos

A question...

I have a burning question that should be answered.

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Where the hell is she?

I mean we’ve never had that question ever answered.

Oh, yeah that was a cool theme song.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Things I hate...

Phrases and words I’m sick of…

~Ain’t: This word separates dumbs and the dumb-nots. I still want to know what this is a contraction of.

~Text Messaging: Just stop, you’re not cool. Just call the person

~MySpace: Every time I hear this horrible word, I want to scream and punch the person who mentioned it. MySpace is for people that are too cool to have a proper blog. Blogger=smart, MySpace =lame

~Emo teens: Mostly Harmless. These kids get on my nerves.

~People who worry about Mad Cow disease: I actually had two friends tell me that they won’t eat beef because they’re afraid of the Mad Cow thing. Okay…

~ “Hey you only live once.”: This is usually said by people who live their lives carelessly. When you confront them about it, they make that stupid statement. It is usually followed by a shrug.

Next time they say it, punch them in the chest, shrug and say, “Hey, you only live once.”

Monday, February 20, 2006

Okay, I had to get the next Batman DVD set

The villain girls in underwear…check.
Supergirl in this continuity is very similar to the brand new Supergirl in the Comic continuity.
I gave in and bought Volume Four of Batman the Animated Adventures. It was at this point, the creators completely changed the design of the show, and ever since then, all characters in the DC cartoon universe have had this slick design. (Superman, Justice League, Batman Beyond, and Static Shock.)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Roll Bounce

Roll Bounce

This move brought back many memories from my childhood. I was part of one of the last generations that thought it was cool to go to slaking rings. Fond memories came from those rings, something I’ve never had too much of during my messed up childhood.

Roll Bounce is a very lighthearted movie with only one serious scene in the entire movie. The movie is cute and funny without lowering itself. The acting by the child actors was handled pretty well. I actually felt they were friends. It was nice to see an mostly black cast without one shot of a gun or someone dying.

Bow Wow, surprisingly, handles the main role extremely well. He gets some props. Mike Epps and Charles Q. Murphy play hater garbage men that make fun of Bow Wow’s character. I wish there was more of them in the movie, because they’re both funny.

Think of this movie as an extremely better version of You Got Served…with better writing and better acting and…hell it is just better.

Grade B-

The only problem I have with this movie is this: Why is Nick Cannon on the cover of the DVD? He’s barely in the movie, plus he sucks.

pwned pics

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Mr. Worf quotes

Klingons don’t use cork.

Work: “Do I have to play the part of the Jolly Green Giant?”
Because Mr. Worf was one of my favorite characters on Star Trek TNG, here are some great quotes.

Worf: (about Q) And now a personal request, sir. Permission to clean up the bridge?


Worf: You wanted me, Doctor?
Dr. Crusher: Yes, concerning your memory blackout.
Worf: (peeved) I still don't remember having one


Worf: If winning wasn’t important, why keep score?


Remmick: You don't like me, do you?
Worf: Is it required, sir?


Riker: It is my understanding that one of the duties of the first officer on a Klingon vessel is to assassinate his captain.
Worf: Yes, sir.
Riker: Wouldn't that bring about chaos?
Worf: Of course not. When and if the captain becomes weak or unable to perform, it is expected that his honorable retirement should be assisted by his first. Your second officer will assassinate you for the same reasons.
Riker: This method of attrition could take a little getting used to.


Riker: Looks like the poor devil died in his sleep.
Worf: What a terrible way to die.


RIker: How did you like command?
Worf: Comfortable chair.


Worf: Captain, I must protest! I am not a Merry Man!

Mix Gary Coleman and JJ together and you get Urkel

Urkel: “Did I do that?”

Semaj: “No, but you stink.”

Urkel: “I’m sorry.”
I hated Steve Urkel. I was never a huge fan of Family Matters, but Urkel made it worst. For some reason, the show shifted away from the family to this mini-Pee Wee Herman. What did America find so special about this creepy little man-child?

What happened to Urkel? Did he disappear with MC Hammer?

Urkel reminds me of hauling garbage. No, I meant to say he should be hauled away as gar-bage.

Wolverine a busy man

“Say Swordfish one more time.”

Like everyone else, I loved the character of Wolverine. He’s a badass and the one of the best anti-heroes. Come on, he has long claws that come out of his hands, that just plain cool.

However, due to his popularity, he’s in so many comic books and groups.

He’s a member of X-Men and has his own comic book. Now, he’s also a member of the New Avengers
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