Sunday, August 27, 2006


Well kids the franzaganza has come and gone. We did well in accomplishing our goal of "getting rid of stuff". Most everything was sold. Thanks goes out to Big Dave for his wily roadside tactics of bringing in potential buyers. (it was the showing of the leg that did it, I think) All in all we had a great time. I watched four movies over the weekend so here's the short of it: Inside Man- even though this was a "Spike Lee joint", and I am not a supporter of Mr. Lee, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this film was not about the White Devil, but rather a very good heist film. Collateral- was what it was, an ok film, not great but mildly entertaining. Running Scared- I saw that it starred Paul Walker and thought it would automatically be crappy, but oh no my friends, quite to the contrary. This is a very well executed film, I highly suggest it. Finally, Silent Hill- was utterly deplorable on every level and as such I have nothing more to say about it.

-In other news, ND takes to the field this coming Saturday for the first time this season, and I can't wait!!! There is a lot of talk about their high ranking, and their shot at a title, but I am nervous, the schedule is as difficult as it has ever been, and so I'll be tuned in with my fingers crossed. Go...Irish...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

review time...

Ok kids this week's takes are on a pair of sci-fi films that I caught up on over the weekend. Blade Trinity, was surprisingly good. I didn't have much hope for it, but found it to be quite entertaining. Then I made the huge mistake of watching War of the Worlds. What a disappointing pile of crap that was. I should have listened to my friends. I also read some reviews of movies, and apparently Snakes on a Plane is a cinematic gem. Good, I can't wait to see it now. Also, keep your eyes out for a film coming out in the spring of '07 known as 300. It is about Thermopylae, and is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. Apparently, this film has been screened already and from what I gather, has all of the makings of an absolute classic epic. Good to hear!

-In other news, I hit the links Friday, and shot a dismal 115. (for 18 holes, so pi$$ off all you wise-asses) However, I had some better strikes than I normally do, so that was encouraging. We'll just have to keep at it. Looking forward to Aug 26. and the Franzaganza at Chez Goose. This garage sale/festival/extravanganza should be interesting to say the least. Stay tuned...

Monday, August 14, 2006


Kids, one thing I absolutely love is the American corporate concept of paid vacation days. I mean really, how many things in life are better than getting paid to do nothing, or anything you want for that matter? Personally, I just received 4 extra PVDs due to my performance over the past 2 weeks at the corporation I work for. YES!!!! That means I now have a 6 day labor day weekend!!

Here's what I have planned:
-Golf, video games, grow a beard, maybe hit Pittsburgh, TO, or have a cookout, and doing a whole lot of nothing.
Here's what may already be planned for me:
-finish our home makeover, do other organizing, oddjobs around the house, go to our registeries to pick up the few remaining items we didn't receive, and generally doing stuff that I don't really want to do.

What path will win out?? Well I'm hoping for a blend of the two, but really that's being optimistic.

-In other news, I just read today that there is serious talk of Marvel's Avengers making it to the big screen in the next couple years. Oh happy day! I've also received word that Nintendo's Wii console is rumoured to debut on Nov. 12 for a mere $229.00 Excellent, though I'm not sure how many artful games they'll have at launch;)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Can it be?

kids, two posts in a row!! Wow, we haven't done that in quite some time. We're smack in the middle of painting the bedroom, buying new blinds for it, and upgrading our coffee table in the family room. Honey has decided that the bedroom should be sky blue and chocolate brown. Being that my favorite color is sky blue I couldn't protest too much. Don't worry I'll employ some designs into the paint scheme to give it some creative flair. I think we're going with chocolate brown wooden blinds, to block out the light in the morning, or we may just use a Roman shade. I don't know, or rather Honey has not issued forth the royal decree;)

Oh dear God I just realized I spent this whole post discussing domestication issues...Someone quick tell me about a new video game, or comic book, or a really great action/epic movie...Save me!!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Your periodical review...

Hey kids, well I saw V for Vendetta the other night, and I can say this, it was a good movie. The film-maker definitely strayed from the comic book (not enough to ruin it though). For example, V is an anarchist in the comic book and a quasi-noble freedom fighter in the movie. Also, the order of events is a bit different. All in all it is an entertaining film though. However, I also watched Road to Perdition and that was merely o.k. I had high hopes because it was highly touted, but I didn't think it was something extra special. Ity is very similar to another film in the same genre Miller's Crossing which I think is much better.

-In other news for all my fellow gamers out there, Black is a spectacular first person shooter. I am currently slogging through it and loving every gunsmoke filled second.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

This is NOT coming to you in HD...

Hey kids, I'm not sure how many of you out there have HD. I unfortunately do not...However, a good friend of mine, the "Us" does. Oh it is glorious. We've watched movies, played 360, and cheered sporting events on it. In some ways I'm afraid it is some sort of dark scion that advancing technology will eventually replace reality as we know it.

-In other news, I am giddy to learn that John Favreau is directing Iron Man due to come out in '08. Being a Marvel comics freak, I can't wait to see his take on Tony Stark. I'm also slated to finally see V for Vendetta this weekend. I read the graphic novel which was cool, but my only worry regarding the movie is whether or not it will have taken the "political" thing, and attempt to loosely compare it to the current situation. Here's hopin' that isn't the case.

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