Friday, August 29, 2008

The Eye

Hey there. We caught this movie not too long ago and wanted to do a post, but never got to it. First off, if you haven't seen the film, stop reading because there will be spoilers.

The story for the film seems awfully familiar to me. Someone gets a new body part and either that body part takes control, gives off the memory of it's previous owner, or just screws with the person. In this case, Jessica Alba's character is a blind violin player. Pretty damn good one, it seems. lol Anyways, she decides to get a new pair of eyes cause she figures that music "must look beautiful". I thought that was the best line in the film. We all (us seeing folks) associate music as a sound. Music sounds beautiful, but I doubt any one of us ever said, that music looks beautiful.

Anyways, after she gets her eyes she notices shadows moving around. Once she starts telling people about them, they don't believe her. Even her doc is telling her that her brain is having issues taking in all the visuals for the first time. Well, it turns out that she can now see what I like to call, the death escorts. Some shadowy figures that take souls to the after life. Now, these things are hideous. My first impression of these things was that they are taking everyone to hell or god must of run out of angels because EVERYONE that is close to death has one of these things hanging around.

Turns out that Jessica's new eyes belonged to a "bruja" and after meeting the bruja's mom, she realizes that her eyes are showing her what the bruja saw. Which was pretty much death. The bruja wasn't a bad woman, it's just that the town that she lived in was superstitious and since she saw death, she knew who was dying and when she tried to save everyone in a factory, they shooed her away. Turns out the people believed she brought death and the girl hung herself in despair.

On her way home, she encounters a road block with many cars lined up. She then realizes that all the "visions" shes been having led her here to save all these people. Those death escorts start hanging around everyone and Jessica and her doc busts their asses off to get everyone out of their cars and away from this truck with a huge gas tank. Predictably, the tank explodes and everyone is safe... Except for Jessica's eyes, which glass flew in and cut them up.

I had a problem with this part of the movie. The movie is based on cellular memory. The fact that on rare occasions, a transplanted body part "remembers" it's previous owner and instills those memories into the new owner. If Jessica's eyes were giving her the bruja's memories, there is no way in hell that she would have been able to "see" this coming since the bruja never witnessed it. There was absolutely no mentioning of the bruja being able to see the future or anything like that. The bruja was only able to see the death escorts and if the person was already dead, the soul. So the fact that she had visions of this night did not fit in to the story of the bruja.

The movie ends with Jessica playing the violin in front of an audience, now blinded once again.

The movie was not great, but it wasn't bad either. Surprisingly, it was good. Jessica's made some flops of late and I don't recall if this one is considered one of them, but don't take my word for it. It's definitely one to rent. Later!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Hunt is On

Hey there friends. I've joined the hunt!! Our good friends at Treasure Hunt Thursday has brought a grad hunt for us bloggers to journey through the blogsphere to search for clues. If you are interested in joining, check em out!!

Now.. Here is my first clue!

I am just a domestic engineer
Who knows a lot but never sneers


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

High Speed Internet, a Laptop, and Gas! Oh My!

Hey there. We are all living in an online world. There is no doubting it. Banking, games, fun, research, everything is done online in this day and age. So why be boggled down by slow dial up speed? Charter Communications has a deal for you. Not only are they offering a great deal on high speed internet, thier current promotion, the Charter Laptop-a-Day Giveaway , cannot be beat! Charter Communications is giving out a laptop a day for the month of September with the first winner being announced on September 1st. You'll automaitcally be in the drawing to receive a laptop once you've used the link above to order their service. A chance for a free $600 computer is not a bad deal. Especially with the specifications of the laptop. For complete rules and conditions of the giveaway, click here.

New HP Compaq Presario C770US Notebook
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor
15.4" WXGA Screen
2GB RAM -160GB hard drive
DVD Burner
Built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet
Plus a NEOtec Laptop Backpack!

But wait, it gets better. Not only are you in the running for a free laptop, once you've completed your order, you'll be sent a $100 Shell gas card. With gas prices this high, you know you can use an easy $100 gas card. This deal is only available for online orders so please use the links provided to get this great deal.

And for us parents, it couldn't come at a better time. Back to school time is upon us and you know what that means. Online research, projects, and reports for our kids. They will not be able to thank us enough for the speed and reliability of high speed internet. As a kid, high speed internet was a luxury that my family could not afford and I spent many hours in front of a dial up powered internet. Frustrated out of mind and not getting much work done. Now, we can get Charter High-Speed® Internet for only $19.99/mo for 6 months. For most of our kids, they can pay that with their allowance.

Check it out friends. The best deal is here. Charter Laptop-a-Day Giveaway

Sponsored by Charter Communications


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I"ve Got to Get Me One of These

Hey there. Man, I need one of those!! lol An ocarina. How bad ass is that?!?!?! I didn't even know these things existed. I love Ocarina of Time. I think that it's one of the better Legend of Zelda games that was ever created. Hyrule is beautiful, the characters are memorable, and the music spoke for itself. Bolero of Fire is hands down my favorite song in the game. It's the song the dude is playing above. If I can get my hands on one of these, I'd so learn how to play this song first. As for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the game was truly revolutionary for it's time. I need to pull out the 64 and handle this game again. Bring me back to simpler times; where I played out my life as Link, adventuring amongst the Gorgons and Zora, obtaining master swords and it's many incarnations, and spent half of my day chasing Gannondorf. lol Later!


Monday, August 25, 2008

The Perfect Web Host

Hey there friends. As some of you know, I'm on a mission to find a web host for my (future) domain. I'm looking for something that's reliable and affordable and I've pretty much just spent my time on Google reading up on which one does what and what users believe is better. During my quest, I stumbled upon Web Host Rating . Really now... If I just knew of this first, it would have saved me plenty of time. Right on their home page, you'll find a listing for whatever type of web host you need, plus a 5-star rating system that ranks the hosts. You have multiple domains? Click on the link on the left and a list of web hosts that can service your needs will come to light. On a budget, like me? They got a listing for that too. Check it out and save yourself some time. I think I'm just that much closer to deciding on where I'm going to reside. Especially after reading their article on "Cheap Hosting" Good stuff, this is. A great article on what you should look for when a company offers you cheap hosting. Check it out. Later.


Entrecard Issues

Hey there. I've had a few issues with logging into Entrecard. It's been extremely frustrating since I'm trying to recipricate the blog views that I receive from friends. It has been this way since Thursday. Entrecard Support told me that it's a "select" group of people that are experiencing the problem, it just so happens that I was in that group. Not even resetting the password worked. I was able to log in today, but I hope that was the last of that issue. Later


Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Want a Cabin Cuddler!!

Hey there. I need a Cabin Cuddler. I've traveled a few times for business related reasons and each time I'm on the plane, the man or woman next to me just so happens to have the A/C on full power. Considering that I'm on a plane and not wanting to get up and go through the luggage to find something warm, I sit there... freezing. If I had one of these babies, I would assure myself that it is coming on the plane with me. I would wrap myself in it's travel blanket and just be comfortable for once. And if by chance I'm not cold, I would use the pillow that comes with it. We all know that the seats aren't that comfortable to begin with so why not use the pillow to better position myself. It is better than taking an in-flight pillow. Who knows when was the last time they washed it and don't forget... they're not free anymore. I might as well take my own, especially since I know how clean it is.

Come to think of it... My wife can also use it in the office. She's one of those types that get cold easily. Since we're in an office, she constantly wears dresses and skirts but because the office has Antarctic temperatures, she always has a sweater wrapped around her legs to keep them warm. Might as well put the Cabin Cuddler to good use since our flights do not happen every 2 weeks or so. I would not doubt it if she will use it as "footsies", since the Cabin Cuddler has pockets to keep your feet warm. lol "Footsies" have always been her favorite. Later.


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Giving Small Busniesses Their Recognition

Hey there friends. Ever tried using a local directory to find a business? You type in what you are looking for, type in the city and state and VOILA! Seems simple enough, right? That is until you go to the place listed only to find that your search for Albuquerque moving directs you to a bunch of non-licensed teenagers looking to move your home furnishings for a quick buck. If you had gone to Click Smart you wouldn't be in that predicament. Click Smart only lists small business that are not only in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) but are also licensed by the state in their field. So instead of a crap shoot, you know that you're results for movers in Albuquerque will display grade A movers that have gone trough the trials and tribulations to be tops in their field.


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Olympic Game?

Hey there. As most of know by now, the Olympic games are well into their second week and many competitions have been held and won. I love the games. I think it's because I'm so competitive that I want to see my country go out there and kick ass. Well, last night I was up watching the games, as I have been these past two weeks. On the local channel, I see the big name sports going on. Track & field and high diving, stuff like that. On the "Olympic" channel, I see the "Race Walk". WTF!?!?! That's right. Race Walk. I couldn't believe it. I've never heard of such a thing. Someone was going to get a gold medal for being able to walk real fast. It was the women's race and my first impression of it was, "Damn, they look like fish trying to walk on their back fin." I even got my wife up so she could see it.

I'm for diversity, I'm for great atheltic feats, but I'm not sure that power walking should be an olympic competition. There has been talk that baseball will be removed from the olympic games. Now, I'm not a baseball fan. I find it quite boring (to watch at least) but nevertheless, I recognize that it takes atheltic ability to be able to perform at a high level. Especially when you're up against the best in the world. And from what I hear, baseball will be removed as an olympic game starting with the next olympiad in London. C'mon on now. We are going to keep power walking but get rid of baseball??? Unless I'm missing something, that is stupid. Maybe the race walk is an age old tradition that has been around as long as the loympic flame. If it is, I can understand why you want to keep it around. But if it's not, it's got to go. Later.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Universal Pride

Hey there friends. Man, we've had some major changes at work and mywork load has increased 10-fold. Yet, here I am, bitchin' and complaining about it. lol Just wanted to write up on Pantera. I listen to music while working, it helps the day go by just that much more faster. Just a few minutes ago, Rise by Pantera came on. Such a great song. The reason why? I believe this song has the best line is music. "Make pride universal so no one gives a shit." How great is that. For those of you that have seen me on Myspace, I have that line as my quote, or whatever that thing is called. You know, that first tag line that people see.

Anyways, think about it for a sec. If everyone just handled their business, would we really be arguing and fighting over petty things? Instead of worrying about what others may say or think, you just say hell with that and go on and do what you gotta do. How much more different will the world be? Would this be considered a double edged sword, though? Is it possible to have too much pride that you can be blinded by it to the right thing? Just some random thoughts that music spawns. Gotta love music. Later.



Hey there friends. Did you guys ever catch the show Banzai! My bro and I used to watch this whenever it came on. It was basically a betting game that was on TV. Who held their breath longest, who kept their eyes open longest, who puffed the most smoke? My personal favorite was the reporter that has a single question interview and then keeps quiet to see how long the person will keep talking to her. These are just some of the games that were showcased in the TV show. Now, we can all enjoy Banzai anytime we want! This is a unique party game that will definitely bring any boring party back to life. The game includes 4 bowls with plastic sushi that you use as betting tokens. There is also a bigger bowl divided in 4 sections where each player places their bet by placing their sushi... WITH CHOPSTICKS!! The Banzai game includes 4 sets of chopsticks so get practicing!

And don't forget to visit Tako's Myspace page. Who is Tako? Tako is the lovable octopus mascot of Banzai. Check out his page for all things Banzai and don't forget to check out and get all the information you need to order your game online. While there, check out the download section get yourself a nifty desktop image like the one above, or better yet a screen saver. Also, check out Tako-gotchi. He plays out like a virtual pet where you can feed and play with with guy. If you're not careful, the dude will chop off one of his tentacles. lol Banzai, check it out friends. It's a great way to have some fun. Later.

ScreenLife Games is at it again. They launched a new Banzai game. Check it out:

Sponsored by Screenlife Games

Monday, August 18, 2008

Odin v. Oppossum

Hey there. I feel like crap today. Body hurts like hell and my wife thinks that maybe it's the way I sleep. I'm sleeping wrong or something. Lower back aches, arm hurt, and legs don't wanna cooperate. lol Could be just that we were up later than usual this weekend.

On Friday, my wife felt restless. She described it as her mind is falling asleep but her body didn't want to so she couldn't go to sleep. I usually stay up until she goes to sleep, so I was up with her. She wanted to watch something "boring" to put her sleep and instantly suggested ESPN or football. lol Boring to her, not me, I stayed up watching the Super Bowl between the Pats and Giants. lol Anyways, around midnight or so, just when my wife was falling alseep, our dog Odin starts to bark like crazy. Usually, I'll just go up to the window and tell him to quiet down and he does, not this time...

I got up, put on some sandals, walked outside. I snapped at Odin, "What are you barking at?" and he walked over to the tree and growled. I looked and saw the biggest oppossum I have ever seen. The creature was monstrous, staring at me with it's beady eyes and showing it's sharp teeth. I thought at first, Odin must have injured it, since it was just there, under the tree, staring. I figured it would of ran or climbed up the tree or something, but nothing. I said to myself, if I don't get rid of this oppossum, Odin is going to be barking all night long and we needs our sleep. So I grabbed this 2X4 that I have lying around and I poked it, hoping that it would scurry away. No dice, just sat there, teeth and all. Poked it again, nothing. At this point, Oding was barking loud as hell, and my wife got up. She suggested spraying it with water. Good idea. I grabbed the hose and sprayed the hell out of him. That got him moving... but moving slowly. It got away from the tree and was now dragging itself across the lawn, that's right... DRAGGING. I noticed that it's hind legs were not functioning so I figured this thing decided to croak under our tree and Odin wasn't having it. I decided to deal with it in the morning so I grabbed a bucket and was going to trap it inside until the morning. A grabbed this huge rock that I was going to place on top of the bucket to assure that Odin will not knock it down and release the oppossum. Well... by the time I got to it, the oppossum was dead. Just lying there, not moving. Damn. Odin must've killed it when I went to grab the bucket. No point in "hiding" it under the bucket now, so I grabbed the 2X4 and pushed it into the bucket and carried it to the trash can. I poked it again with another stick, just to make sure it was dead and nothing. So I chucked it in the trash.

Fast forward, next morning. Shortly after breakfast, I went to check on the oppossum. Don't ask me why. lol I guess I just wanted to make sure that it was still in the trash and not dragging itself somewhere, terrorizing my family. So I opened the can and what do I see? The beady eyes and sharp teeth staring at me. The thing was still alive. I just experience first hand a oppossum playing possum. lol I left it there. Not much I could do for the little guy and there was no way in hell I was gonna grab it out of the trash. I showed it my kids. First thing my oldest daughter said, "Awwwww, it looks cute". lol My boy (I'm assuming) wrote "RIP" on the top of the can, since it's covered with dust and I doubt that my oldest daughter would do something like that.

The trash gets picked up today. I don't think it's still breathing. I guess I can rest assured that Odin will be keeping unwanted visitors out of our yard. I've caught him chasing squirrels and birds, so I don't know if it's just him being over active or over protective. Either way, good boy Odin. Later.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Mickey Mouse, The Tyrant?

Hey there friends. Looks like Mickey is not sharing the monies earned with the rest of the Disney characters. From, "Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional fixtures of modern-day childhood were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans Thursday at the culmination of a labor protest that brought a touch of reality to the Happiest Place on Earth."

Read all about it here.

Can you imagine the look on the kids faces when Snow White and rest of the princess gang are being hauled off in a cruiser. Damn... lol Later.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

All in One Converter

Hey there friends. Ever have a file that you cannot open because you have the wrong format? Ever have to convert a video file so that your current media player can play the video? I know I have and you know what, it sucks. You either are off on the net looking for a different format of the file or looking for a way to convert it to something that you can use. Before you know it, you have all kinds of programs on your computer to do specific types of conversions. Well, you know what, Blaze Media Pro has solved that problem.

"What does it do?", you ask. Well, you're asking the wrong question, my friend. You should be asking, "What doesn't it do?" Have a .avi file that won't play in Window's Media? Blaze Media Pro can fix it. Have a DVD that you need to make a back up of? Blaze Media Pro can fix that too. Not only does this allow you to convert WMV to AVI but it also allows you to rip, edit, record and burn. In a nutshell, this is a powerful all-in-one audio and video converter for CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MOV, Flash (SWF and FLV), iPod, PSP, 3GP, etc.; editor; recorder; CD/DVD ripper; audio, video, data CD/DVD burner for DVD, VCD, and SVCD; and trust me friends, it does much, much more.

Check it out to get a grasp of what this powerful tool can really do.

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Husbands and Wives For Sale!!!

Hey there. This is an Email that I received from my wife today. Thought it was hilarious. Enjoy.

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

'That's nice', she thinks, 'but I want more.'

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.


To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have big boobs.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Clark Says You Can't Beat $8!

Hey there friends. As you may already know, I'm a fan of Zenni Optical eyeglasses . I've even wrote about them a few times to showcase some of their frames and deals. Well, now they have outdone themselves. They now offer frames from as low as $8! When was the last time you paid $8 for a pair of quality eyeglasses? As you can see from the pictures that I post on this blog, I wear glasses. Even while riding on roller coasters, my glasses are glued to my face. Quite frankly, it sucks not to be able to see so to be able to grab some quality glasses at an affordable price is a monstrous plus for me. Especially since they offer many great lenses to go with their wide selection of frames. Single vision lens, sun sensor (potochromic)lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens to name a few.

Even though Zenni Optical has practically no advertising budget, they continue to strive. I wrote about their mention on Fox TV and now they can add The Clark Howard Show to their list of acknowledgments. Check out the below link to read what Clark had to say and don't forget to visit for your prescription eyeglasses. That's where you can pick up some styling glasses like the ones pictured above. Later.

What Clark Says About Zenni

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Hey there. I decided to finally join the Technorati family. I'm not 100% sure how it works since it doesn't really look like a blog directory. I did, however, posted my authority on my blog. I'm a little confused though... Is it like Alexa where the lower the number, the better? Is 25 the starting point, because I doubt that number is my ranking at this time. I guess I need to read up on this a little more to get the full effects of Technorati. Later!

Monday, August 11, 2008

How Do These People Survive???

A little bit of humor that I received in my inbox some time ago.

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter. "You don't?" I replied. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider", looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?" I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today." She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy."

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked. She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?" "Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine, the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer..... Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency!

Life is tough...

it's tougher if you're stupid."

Friday, August 8, 2008

Are You Type A or Type X?

Hey there friends. I meant to post this yesterday, but I didn't have the pics available and I didn't want to do it without the visuals. My wife and I took a "Mental Health Day" from work. Basically, we took a day off. I walked in the office, told the boss the we taking a mental health day and we're good to go. We went to Six Flags, since we've been wanting to go for some time. My wife was a little reluctant, especially since we've recently had an earthquake and aftershocks are still going on here and there. We told ourselves that if we there was a sign that we shouldn't go, we won't. No signs, all was good, and off we went. lol

Last time we were there, it took forever just get on a ride. More like 2 hours just to hop on Goliath and another 2 for Tatsu. Not this time around. We went in the middle of the week and this is how I was hoping to see the lines. Free and clear and us being able to walk right up to the ride.

We were able to get on many of the rides with no more than a 15-20 min wait. The only ride that we really waited for was X2. Now that is an experience. Even waiting for the ride was something. There are TVs everywhere showing clips from Many extreme sports and people having the falls of their lives. lol

The slogan is everywhere too. "Are you type A or type X". Well, for those of you that haven't seen the ride, instead of being strapped in a cart, you're strapped to a seat that hangs off the side of the rail. The ride's description gives the impression that all your senses will be used and I'll say it's mostly true, since I don't remember using smell... unless you count the fire. Yes, the ride has fire. lol Once you're strapped in, the speakers on the ride come on and as you go up the rail, backwards mind you, Metallica's Enter Sandman plays. How fitting. lol The ride is short, no more than 45 secs or so, but because the seats rotate 360 degrees as you ride, the coaster spins your seat on every turn and loop, giving you an extreme experience. Don't believe me? Check out my wife on the below pic.

We just had to buy it. lol It was non stop shrieking from my wife the moment that we took that first plunge. I got her permission to post it here. She didn't want anyone to see it and said something along the lines of, "You can post it on your blog. No one reads that." lol I'm assuming she meant no one that actually knows us. lol I soooooo wanna get that blown up and framed. Put that sucker right in the middle of the living room.

We got on many other rides and took pics with the characters. Batman and Robin were definitely the funniest. The bastards posed and right before the pic was snapped, they would either jump up in the air and do some weird shit or they would start punching and kicking. I think they were bored. While taking the pic, you hear them both going, "Jab, jab, kick, midget punch! Hya! Hya! Hya!" You read that right, Batman said midget punch. Had my wife rolling. Good thing I didn't hear or I'd be laughing my ass off too. Here is the "tame" pic, that they decided to pose for.

We also took a pic with the Riddler and The Scarecrow. The only reason I'm posting this one is because while taking the pic, some guy saw The Scarecrow and yelled out, "Hey! Look! It's Sackman!!!!" Man, the crowd around us started laughing, including myself. My wife didn't think it was funny. I laughed, and laughed hard. What do you think? Sackman or Scarecrow? lol

We capped our day with funnel cake. It was funny because our feet were hurting and we decided to call it a day, so we started to head towards the exit. This one dude passed with a funnel cake, I didn't see him, the woman in that group said, "Oh, we gotta get a funnel cake." My wife and I both turned to look at each other so quickly that we damn near broke our necks. lol We were on the hunt to get us some funnel cake. We found the place, which conveniently was right by the exit, and handle our strawberry and chocolate funnel cake. Mmmm... funnel cake.

Take Mental heath days, people. We all need to just get away from it all from time to time. If you don't, you'll just burn yourself out. Gotta be a kid again sometimes and just go out and have some fun. Later!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Man Sized Food?

Hey there. I was talking to my compadre today and I was venting about how Doritos will now have less chips in their bags. I mean, they're small as it is already, why make them smaller for the same price? I remember back in the day, the 99 cent bag was pretty big. Today, it's almost half the size of that. Why? Economy sucks. Companies are trimming costs by putting less of their product in containers and charging us the same amount as before, if not more. Fuck that. I'm so not happy about it. But what is my compadre's solution to this? Create "man" sized portions and "woman" sized portions.

His solution made me laugh, and laugh hard. He then proceded to tell me about "man sized" cup of noodles. I've never hear of em, but his pic made me think. Some companies have already started this, bigger is better trend and I think it started with Hungry Man. I mean, is it really smart to advertise food differently to different sexes? And I don't mean different products or gender specific products. I'm talking about one product, different approaches. Let's use the example of Cup O Noodles. C'mon friends, we've all had em. They're like the universal "need food now" item. Whatever brand it is, we call em all Cup O Noodles. Anyways, if you were an advertiser, would you advertise a "man" sized portion and a "woman" sized portion? Is it a smart idea or is it more business savvy to have a single sized product? Just a couple of thoughts that are running through my mind right now. Later!

For Inspiring Chefs Everywhere

Hey there friends. I believe that the Nintendo Wii is a very innovative machine that has changed the way that we play video games. We can now get up and box a friend using the remote as the boxing gloves, play tennis using the remote as a racket, or swing the remote like a sword to slash. Now, we can add slicing and dicing and well as stirring to the ever expanding repertoire of Wii remote actions. Order Up! is the new cooking game for the Nintendo Wii that will put you in charge of your very own restaurant. You will manage your stations and serve up food in a hectic environment. Of course, before you can reach the status of a Chef Ramsey, you will need to work your way up. You'll start off as a fast food chain and as you gain praise from critics, as well as new and improved recipes, you'll work your way up to a world class restaurant. Not convinced? Maybe you need to check out the Order Up! Trailer . Order Up! Order yours today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Make It Happen, We Need FFVII!!!

Hey there friends. Not sure if you've heard, but from what I hear, the Final Fantasy VII remake WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE STATES!!!! WHAT!?!?!?!?! SquareEnix (Squaresoft back in the day) made the mistake of not releasing Final Fantasy 2 and 3 in the states and it created a masss confusion regarding the numeration of Final Fantasy titles (FF2 in the states is really FF4 and so on). They finally released FFIII in DS form and it's a huge success. FF7 will no doubt be a hit as well, especially since the original is already considered to be the best game ever created. Sign this petition people. We need our FF7 fix!!!

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Petition

The Dark Knight Curse?

Hey there friends. It occurred to me this morning, while listening to the Morgan Freeman update (good thing he's doing well. Great actor, by the way), that The Dark Knight movie might be cursed. Think about it for a second... First, it's the untimely death of Heath Ledger, then it's the arrest and emotional distress of Christian Bale, and now... it's the serious car accident of Morgan Freeman. It's weird, no? And I'm not sure if you've heard this saying, but things usually happen in threes. Just kinda odd, if you ask me. Later.

Monday, August 4, 2008

VistaPrint Magnetic Car Signs

Hey there friends. Starting a new business or have an existing business but you don't have that exposure that you need? Or maybe you have a stable business but you can never have too much exposure so you want to get the word out more. Well, check it out friends, over at, you can find all sorts of materials that can be used for your home office or work office, but the item that I found to be quite interesting is the magnetic car signs.

"But why are they so great?", you ask. I'm sure that many of us have seen vehicles on the road promoting their services. They either have the logo of the company or a name and phone number painted on the vehicle, or they have that sticker that you place on the rear window. Don't get me wrong, it's good advertisement, but they cannot be easily removed. With the car magnet, you can adhere it to your vehicle during work hours and simply remove it when it's not the best time. You can upload your own image or create your own design using one of the many templates that are readily available on the site. The magnets are pretty affordable as it is, but because you are all great frineds of mine, I'll hook you up with a 25% discount. Use the promo code CarDoor25 during check out and you're set. Go to today and get yourself a styling car door magnet.

Shipping Charges Suck!

Hey there friends. Our little one has decided that she's not so little so she needs a "big girl bed" instead of her toddler bed. Since she tosses and turns while sleeping, we figured that it wouldn't be a bad idea to get it for her, so we spent some time this weekend looking for a bed for her. My wife is the home decorations manager (god knows I have no sense of fashion or decor. lol) so she was looking for something that would already match what the girls have in the room. Well, the kids used to share a room so we got bunk beds back in the day. Our son has one and our middle child has the other, we figured we can give our little one the other bunk bed since it'll already match the one the girls' room. This meant that instead of getting our little one a bed, we'll be getting one for our son. So as we're browsing, online of course, we come across a few that we like and will match his room decor. The problem? $100 for home delivery!!!! I was like, WHAT!?!?! I'd rather go and drag it home... states that it's not available for "$1.99 shipping" since it's an "oversized" item and it weighs over 150 lbs. just flat out denied me the option to pick it up. We were forced to pay the $90 or so for ground shipping... We didn't get the bed, since we're mulling it over. If I had a truck, I'd be over at Sears and be like, "Load it up, fellas", and be on my way home, WITH NO SHIPPING CHARGES! Oh man... I need a truck.