Thursday, March 31, 2005

Lost, 24, The Office etc.

The footballs were located on aisle 8 and 15.

Boone found Heroin and Charlie is a junkie.

"There were no survivors of Oceanic flight eight-one-five." The voice on the other end of the radio transmission.


The Diversity training on the Office was hilarious by the way. I think the show will be around for the long haul.

24: This is the best since season 1. Non-Stop Jack Bauer Power Hour.


P.S. A few other people think the voice on the other end of the radio transmission says "WE ARE the Survivors...". I'll have to re-watch.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

This is appropriate for those of you returning from Vegas, or, for any of you alcoholics

Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." Babe Ruth
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
Lyndon B. Johnson
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Ernest Hemingway
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Paul Hornung
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.
H.L. Mencken
When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven! George Bernard Shaw
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
Dave Barry
BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 B.C
W.C. Fields
Remember "I" before "E", except in Budweiser. Professor
Irwin Corey
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group." Salvation in a can!
Leo Durocher
One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin explained the "Buffalo Theory" to his buddy, Norm. "Well ya see, Norm, it's like ! this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine ! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers............

Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Contender

Help!!!

So weeks ago I began Tivoing the Contender and got the first 2 episodes before they moved to Sunday night and conflicted with Arrested Development. Not knowing the errors of my ways I let a few weeks go by until I actually had the time to weed through my Tivo. OH MY GOD it is SO GOOD and I am HOOKED! I cried through both episodes and am dying to know what has been happening and please tell me it isn't Manfreddo who committed suicide. Does anyone have the other episodes? Or should I just wait until the DVD comes out? I don't know what to do! I HAVE to see the Ishe/Ahmed match up. Ahmed is such a MORON and Ishe is a pussy for letting his team down to begin with after all his trash talk. See how far behind I am???

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Office 2

I watched the Office and it's not even close to the original. However, the original creator and star of the British version Ricky Gervais has said a few times that the AMerican version gets better as it goes along.
We'll see.
Some funny stuff...but not enough.

The Office 2

I watched the Office and it's not even close to the original. However, the original creator and star of the British version Ricky Gervais has said a few times that the AMerican version gets better as it goes along.
We'll see.
Some funny stuff...but not enough.

The Office on NBC

The British version of The Office is one of my favorite TV shows of all-time. Most remakes don't come close to the original, but I have read three or four articles that suggests this at least comes somewhat close. If that is the case, it should be great.
Warning: it's character humor and the pace is very off-beat.

Set your TIVO season pass to record THE OFFICE now...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Cabin Fever Dates Announced

Dateline:Seattle
Cabin Fever 2005 will take place August 6th at the Mitchell Cabin near Hansville, WA.
Attendees from last year will be invited first, followed by previous attendees and then finally first timers.
The Cabin Team will again be looking for counselors to help run the show. Counselors will be invited to a pool party, dinner, and game night held on August 5th.
Save the date now.
Tell your friends.
Get in training.
New events added this year!
Do you have any ideas for new games and competitions? We would love to hear them.
For those of you who work on weekends I hope this gives you enough time to grab the day off.

I hope you are all as excited as we are.

The Cabin Crew

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Tonight

The Doves are on Leno.
Queens of the Stone Age is on Letterman.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Pool Table

Hey remember my pool table? Some of you might remember the hours of fun we add playing on it.
Well, I can reclaim the rights to it if I want to. However, I won't have a spot for it until I move to a larger unit. Would you like to have it for three or four years? The only thing is I need to know ASAP or it will fall into the dark side.
Trent

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Let's do this

Who is with me? Sounds like a perfect happy hour to me.

Friday, March 18, 2005

The Wire

HBO RENEWS THE WIRE, ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES FROM DAVID SIMON, WITH FOURTH SEASON TO AIR IN 2006

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2005 - The critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO drama series THE WIRE has been renewed for a fourth season, it was announced today by Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment. The 12-episode fourth season will begin shooting in late 2005, with debut set for 2006.

"THE WIRE just keeps getting better, so we're delighted that David Simon and his team will be returning for another provocative season," said Strauss. "We share the critics' enthusiasm for this unique and challenging series, and eagerly await the new episodes."

Created by David Simon, THE WIRE wrapped its third season last December. The first season looked at the national drug war through the microcosm of a West Baltimore housing project, and the second season focused on a longshoremen's union and its struggle to survive. In its third season, the drama developed its portrait of a fictional Baltimore by exploring the place of the political leadership in addressing a city's problems.

With the Barksdale investigation concluded, the fourth season of THE WIRE will expand its focus to include a look at the role of the educational system in an urban environment.

The third season of THE WIRE generated wide critical praise. It was named the best series of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly, which called the show "the smartest, deepest and most resonant drama on TV." The New York Times observed that the series is "one of the smartest, most ambitious shows on television." TV Guide hailed THE WIRE as "smart and subtle, yet also brutally powerful," while New York Newsday declared THE WIRE "the greatest dramatic series ever produced for television," and Daily Variety called it "brilliant" and "meticulously written, superbly acted."

espn.com article on Huskies

Go Dawgs

Survivor Update

WOW! This is only my second season of watching Survivor but that wasthe best episode I've seen. The dynamics and strategies run deep.Angie was a broken soul, old man Williard is gone...Stephanie made asmart move by not voting for Bobby Jon the second round, Bobby Jondoesn't take kindly to that sort of thing or would he just say "that'sthe way the cookie crumbles...". I was very impressed with Trisha'smain man's (Ibreham), last speech, after all they're not playing forSTEW. Brandi, Cale the tribe has spoken.

Brett James
Eric Stephenie
Elizabeth Jennifer
Brandi Angie OUT
Tiff Jonathan OUT
Dave Jamie
Trish Ibreham
Brian Ian
John Smyth Ashley OUT
Kerry GreggT
rent Bobby Jon (yes he has two names)
Rachelle Caryn
Laurie Coby
Cale Willard OUT
Julie Wanda OUT
Jon Katie
Jeremy Tom
Carrie Jolanda OUT
David Jeff OUT
Amanda Kim OUT

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Rave about FX channel

Anybody here watch The Shield?
That show is SO damn good. I'm excited it's back on. Glenn Close is going to be a huge addition to the cast. Don't worry if you missed the first three seasons, I think they are going for a larger audience, so you'll be ok if you start now. It's on Tuesdays at 10PM. They'll replay last night's episode a few times this week probably. Check it out, let me know what you think.

How good is the programming on FX?
They can get away with so much more than regular network TV. They have three great shows in: The Shield, nip/tuck, and Rescue Me. I just saw previews for another new FX Original Show that comes out this summer called Over There. It's about Iraq and it looks pretty damn good too.

TiVo news

Finally some good news for TiVo:

Comcast to get TiVo service

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

MARCH MADNESS POOL

If anyone that I didn't get an e-mail to is interested in my March Madness pool, here's the info: You could just e-mail your picks to me at skoog11@hotmail.com
The way the pool functions is that you get the amount of points your team is ranked (or weighted) with every win they rack up. For example, if you take The Dawgs as your number 12 pick and they win it all, you get 12 times 6 wins = 72 points for having them. If you have the Dawgs as your number 12 pick and they lose to Louisville in the Sweet 16, then you would only get 12 times 2 wins = 24 points for having them. This continues on down with your 11th ranked team, 10th ranked team, 9th, 8th, etc. Remember, your final four will be ranked 12, 11, 10, and 9 (not 1-4 as you would think) because there is a weight attached to each team you choose.

So, all you need to do is fill out the attached excel spreadsheet with your name and 12 teams, send it back to me as an attachment by 8am Thursday, and then mail me a check for $20 to:
8522 10th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98117
Then, sit back and enjoy another March of upsets and buzzer beaters and hope and pray that the Dawgs make it far.

The payout will be determined by the number of entrants. There might be money for 1st - 3rd, or there might be money for 1st - 4th.

I will send out updates frequently! I hope you all will join and enjoy. Also, please don't forward this on to some random guy who I don't know who's going to take all of our money like last year.

Limit 1 entry per person (this doesn't include you pretending to be your wife, so, you really can send in two if you pretend that your wife is interested)

Your humble commish,
Skoog

Monday, March 14, 2005

Dawgs All Access on SportsCenter

Anyone else notice that all week, ESPN is doing an all access on the Dawgs. Pretty cool to get some national exposure. A lot comes with a #1 seed. It was pretty good tonight, including Will Conroy writing Final 4 on his leg during a team meeting. You should check it out.

Dude!

Crank it up

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Survivor Pool update

Amanda, the tribe has spoken...please leave (as Probst would say). Is it just me or does James remind you of the backwoods hick character that frequently appears in the Simpsons? Any side bets...? I'm open to others who didn't get in from the start...

Brett-James
Eric-Stephenie
Elizabeth-Jennifer
Brandi-Angie
Tiff-Jonathan OUT
Dave-Jamie
Trish-Ibreham
Brian-Ian
John Smyth-Ashley OUT
Kerry-Gregg
Trent-Bobby Jon (yes he has two names)
Rachelle-Caryn
Laurie-Coby
Cale-Willard
Julie-Wanda OUT
Jon-Katie
Jeremy-Tom
Carrie-Jolanda OUT
David-Jeff OUT
Amanda-Kim OUT

Friday, March 11, 2005

BEER at Safeco

The madness never stops.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Contender

With the exception of Survivor (and that's only because betting is involved), I'm not a big reality TV fan. Now there is something for me. I just saw The Contender, and if you like boxing, you will like this show. I know, boxing sucks nowadays, but this show could help. The first episode had the last 30 minutes featuring a 5 round fight between a scrappy underdog who calls out, and chooses to fight a 21-0 ranked opponent. It was a better fight then you might imagine.

Also, for those morbid individuals (and I just found this out looking for the website), one of the boxers killed himself last month during the taping of the show. I have no idea why, but you do get a good idea of the type of pressure these athletes put on themselves when you see this show, as many times, success leads to bigger things in life, and failure leads to a life without boxing (and that's all these guys know how to do). Side note - it's also hilarious watching Sly interact with anyone. I think he thinks the Rocky fights weren't fixed.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Lost

Do you dig Lost? Do you have time to kill?

Well then here's a website for you...

LOST LINKS

Saturday, March 05, 2005

iPod car integration

Now this is what I'm talking about:

Alfa Romeo 147
(click on the link at the top that says "147 & iPod"

Friday, March 04, 2005

Thursday, March 03, 2005

DAWGS

One down, one to go.

Come on PAC-10 Title!!!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Lost

Did anyone notice what was on the TV when Jin went to give the government official a message? The little girl is watching the tube and if you look closely you can see Hurley getting into a car. Pretty weird. They all seem to be connected in some way.

Get this before the show...

Half Acre Day's new self-titled album hits the streets today. Swing by and pick up a copy at any Sonic Boom location in Seattle and enter to win an iPod Shuffle preloaded with the new self titled record and the bands 2001 release, Primo De La Rocket Suit.

* Record Release Party This Thursday *
Crocodile Cafe
Thursday March 3rd.
Half Acre Day performs at 9:30pm
w/ Muckner and Son's Of Gun's.
21+ / 9PM / $6.00

The new record is currently available at Sonic Boom (Seattle), Music Millennium (Portland), Easy Street (Seattle), Silver Platters (Seattle), CD Exchange (Burien/Walla Walla), Rainy Day Records (Olympia), Phantom City (Olympia), Tower Records (Seattle), Everyday Music (Seattle & Portland), Cellophane Square (Seattle/Bellingham), Rocket Records (Tacoma), Record Garden (Springfield), Ranch Records (Salem), Rockin Rudy's (Missoula), and Ear Candy (Missoula). You can also find it online at CD Baby and Amazon.
If you're interested in helping Half Acre Day spread the word about the new CD. Visit www.halfacreday.com and sign up for the street team.

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