Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm getting ready to run to the store and pick up everything I need to make hamburgers and fries. Fantastic summer weekend fare! Here are a few things to check out on the interwebs.
1) Somebody created a Roller Boogie fansite! Boy I love that movie.
2) Rentoni keeps track of your lent and borrowed things related to people you deal with together with deadline dates for you. When a deadline date is coming Rentoni sends email reminders to you and related people.
3) Top 10 Tricks MacGyver Would Be Proud Of. Or MacGruber. Your pick.
5) Retrospace has a great post on the awesomeness of Richard Dawson.
6) Good deal alert - buy Batman: Arkham Asylum at Toys R Us, and you can also order last year’s LEGO Batman for free.
A wonderful songwriter named Ellie Greenwich passed away last week. She was responsible for hits like Be My Baby, Chapel of Love and Da Doo Ron Ron, which basically makes her completely frigging awesome. Here's Cha Cha Charming by Ellie Greenwich.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Not a whole lot to report, people. Food bank, movies, etc. You know the drill. So pull up your winkers and let's take a stroll through the fantastical world known as the Innernettes.
1) Batman: Arkham Asylum reviews are coming in and let's just say it's the superhero game we've all been waiting for.
2) Golden-Hour: Know When to Take Beautiful Golden Hour Photos.
3) 10 Gruesome Bible Scenes Recreated in Lego.
4) Five films that inspired Inglorious Basterds.
5) 8 Ways To Stay Positive About This Goddamn Stupid Recession.
6) America's first Internet addiction center has opened near Seattle. As difficult as it may be for us to understand this, an addiction is an addiction. So good for them.
7) Now that Monk is in it's final season, USA has decided to run webisodes called Little Monk, about his childhood. Neat!
8) GoBYO is a cool online service that helps you search restaurants in major US cities that allow you to bring your own wine (BYO).
9) Here are the movies out on DVD this week.
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Last House on the Left
Have a listen to The Fall by ELO. Have a great week!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
So who's on your list?
Nickelback, or any reasonable facsimile.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Dennis Haskins, A.K.A. "Mr. Belding" from the popular television series "Saved By The Bell," is set to release a one-of-a-kind, first ever celebrity CD/DVD karaoke package on September 1, 2009 titled "Karaoke With Your Favorite Principal Dennis Haskins A.K.A. 'Mr. Belding.'"
This CD/DVD combo package contains an audio CD with 7 karaoke songs. The purchaser can choose to sing along with Dennis, or sing solo to the additional instrumental tracks. The CD can be placed into a CD-G karaoke machine and lyrics will appear on the screen. The DVD contains interviews with artist and producer Dennis Haskins and behind the scenes footage of recording the project with co-producers Cody McCarver, new country artist and producer, and Mike Yarworth. "Karaoke With Your Favorite Principal Dennis Haskins A.K.A. 'Mr. Belding'" will be available at www.amazon.com, www.dennishaskins.com and other retail and digital outlets.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Not much to report these days. Just pluggin' away at things. Same old same old. Keepin' on keepin' on. Headin' down that ol' dusty trail. Workin' hard and hardly workin'. Time for some quick hits.
1) I found out that The Partridge Family put out a Christmas album many many moons ago. So apologies in advance to all of those I spend Christmas with. You know what's coming.
2) Brace yourselves for a St. Elmo's Fire TV show. God help us.
3) If you're looking to kill a little time, check out UgliestTattoos.com. People are stupid.
4) IGN's Top 100 Video Games of All Time.
5) Top 10 Tricks for Creatively Hiding Your Stuff.
6) HeyCraig is a useful website which helps you set up email alerts for searches on Craigslist.
7) Here's Toronto's smallest house. Pretty neat.
8) The 10 Ugliest Rappers of All Time.
9) Attention Smallville fans; The Wonder Twins are coming.
10) Screenr is the best option for creating screencasts fast and getting them posted immediately. All you do is let the Java-powered recording app load from the Screenr Web page and hit a button to record a screencast of up to five minutes (from AntB).
11) Bruce Willis has been added to the cast of The Expendables. Unbelievable.
12) The Seven Least Convincing Movie High Schoolers. Nice to see Stockard Channing on that list for Grease. She could have played one of their milfy parents, for pity's sake. I like the American Dad quote about her:
Stan: He knew Stockard Channing when she was in her late forties!
Roger: No, I knew Stockard Channing in the late forties. She was 50.
13) Louis CK is getting is own show on FX. He's one of the funniest guys around. Be sure to give it a shot when it starts.
14) Here are the movies coming out this weekend.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Favre coming back with Vikings
By DAVE CAMPBELL,
The 39-year-old quarterback turned his back on retirement for the second time in as many years, agreeing Tuesday to play for the Vikings.
Favre took a morning flight on a team plane from Mississippi to Minnesota, arrived to cheering fans outside the team's practice facility and was in a helmet and pads less than 90 minutes later. His red practice jersey was the familiar No. 4, the same number he wore for years with the rival Green Bay Packers.
The team confirmed a deal was done to The Associated Press, but terms were not immediately disclosed.
This is Favre's second comeback. A year ago, he came out of a short retirement to join the Jets.
Favre had arthroscopic surgery to fix his throwing shoulder in May and three weeks ago told coach Brad Childress he would stay retired. The Vikings wrapped up training camp last week - Favre was never a big fan of training camp - and beat Indianapolis 13-3 in their preseason opener Friday. They even got an encouraging performance from quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who has been competing with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job.
All that goes out the window with Favre returning to add to a resume that already includes nearly every NFL career passing record.
His zinger of an arm and toughness in the pocket are a combination few possess. With an offense he says he could operate in his sleep, Favre seems to fit well with Minnesota - epecially given the Vikings' problems finding a reliable quarterback since Childress took over in 2006.
The Vikings have Pro Bowl players all over their roster, with reigning NFL rushing leader Adrian Peterson in the backfield and a dominant defensive line. No matter who's behind center, they ought to be in position to defend their NFC North title.
To win the conference, and perhaps that elusive Super Bowl, they'll need stability at the sport's most critical position.
Favre has wrestled with retirement for most of this decade and the will-he-or-won't-he saga became an annual offseason drama for the Packers, his longtime home. In Green Bay, the latest news elicted a few shrugs, little more.
A few months after Favre's tearful goodbye news conference in March 2008, Green Bay traded him to the Jets when he tried to come back, only to learn the Packers were committed to Aaron Rodgers. Favre started strong in New York, but faded down the stretch amid problems with his throwing arm and, with another ``I'm done'' announcement, headed for his second retirement.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Dazed & Confused
Joint Security Area
Lost In Translation
Memories of Murder
Police Story 3
Shaun of the Dead
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Far Cry 2 is something else, boy. Probably the best graphics I've seen in a game to date, at least when it comes to the natural elements. There is a ton of driving around which can get a little tedious, but at least the view is spectacular. I'm off to the food bank again today. Check out this pic I took of one of our lil' volunteers catching some ZZZs. Wake up little buddy! There's work to be done! Here are some links to check out.
1) I love a good internet rivalry, and Film Drunk vs. Neverending Story Van Woman is as good as a rivalry as there is out there. So funny.
2) How to make pancakes like a crackhead.
3) Good Old Games is a website that sells old school PC games for next to nothing. Awesome. All games are aquired through download and there is no DRM, meaning you can install it as many times as you want on as many computers as you want. If you are a PC gamer, this is a must to check out.
4) Here are some alcohol cooking substitutions for those of you who don't like cooking with the hard stuff, or don't want to shell out the cash for it.
5) Top 10 greatest cornerback tandems. Apparently Ty Law & Asante Samuel aren't good enough to make the cut. Thppt.
6) Altuse is a worldwide repository of alternative uses to extend the utility of everyday products. Handy stuff here.
7) Here are the movies out in theatres today.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Time Traveler's Wife
Personally I think The Goods has the makings of a classic. And I mean a real classic like Caddyshack, not one of those crappy new "classics" like Old School (in the 90s they started throwing the word "classic" at just about anything).
Here's Desafinado by Laurindo Almeida. I'm really enjoying these 60s Bossa Nova style instrumentals these days. Marvelous stuff. Have a terrific weekend.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Disgraced Vick signs with Eagles: report
Vick's signing was confirmed by the player's agent Joel Segal according to ESPN, who reported that the Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday to announce the deal.
The first year of Vick's Eagles contract is for $1.6 million, FoxSports.com reported. If the Eagles want to keep him for a second year, they will need to pay $5.2 million, the website said.
Vick, 29, had been free to sign with any NFL team.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback had been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis on July 27 by Commissioner Roger Goodell, who added that a decision on his return to action was to come by the sixth week of the regular season.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
So there are a few games out there that I've wanted to pick up by sadly there is very little in the kitty these days. It's hard to have disposable income when there is no income to speak of. So I started selling my old games at Amazon. I put up five games and decided to price three of them at the lowest price. Much to my surprise, I sold three games (those three in fact) within 24 hours. So instead of having three games that I've played collecting dust around the house, they are now gone and I now have thirty bucks to show for it, all of which is going right back out to pick up some new goodies. BAM. There just may be something to this selling your used crap on the innernettes. Time for some quick hits!
1) From the LA Times - John Hughes: The soundtrack to a generation.
2) I watched a film called Big Man Japan the other day that I absolutely adored. It's the strangest film I've seen in years (and that includes Tokyo Gore Police) and is very, very funny. Check out Roger Ebert's review (he liked it as well).
3) MagMe is, as they mention, “an online service platform that provides a free distribution channel for digital publications.” This means that using this service you can read popular print magazines like National Geographic and MaximumPC in your browser, page by page. It offers a huge number of magazines in various categories like computers, lifestyle, fashion, fitness and more.
4) Children in horror movies - how they look today. Speaking of which, I've always felt quite bad for poor Linda Blair. She turned out to be a very attractive woman, but that doesn't matter because whenever anyone looks at her they imagine green vomit flying out of her.
5) While I'm thinking about where to spend my new found Amazon wealth, I may have to drop a little scratch on one of these.
6) Here is a page listing the many different varieties of moustaches. The reason for posting this is that I'm VERY seriously considering growing one of these. Can you guess which style I have my eye one? It's in there.
7) iHound is revolutionary software that helps protect your devices by alerting you when your USB digital device is connected to another individual's computer. iHound Software will alert you via email as soon as someone else tries to connect your device to a computer.
8) Has anyone seen this new show More to Love? It's like The Bachelor, except instead of vapid, egotistical pretty people trying to get laid it features sweet and lovely fat folks all trying to find true love. I can't get enough of it.
9) Here are tomorrow's DVD releases.
I Love You, Man
Whateves. Nothing good in there. Hey! Do you want to know what I've been listening to lately? Have a listen to Don't Be That Way by The Marterie Men.