Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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Tonight is the last episode. I still think that season 1 was a great example of how it's possible to merge adult and teenage storylines into a single show and have the audience still care about all of the characters. The show went melodrama instead of irony eventually and actaully started paralleling the same storylines as the shows it was satirzing, which is never a good sign.
But Seth Cohen will always make me laugh and you should all thank him for bring Death Cab to the masses.
A nice farewell article here.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007
What a great day at Alpental. Yesterday was OK, but the snow was too wet. Today there was about 8 inches of fresh snow and then it snowed about 4 inches more while I was there. The snow quality was getting better and better.
I had six runs on the lower mountain before Chair 2 opened up. Once it did, I popped down International to Snake Dance twice. Great run. Fresh snow, tons of hits everywhere.
For the last run Rob (buddy of mine) and I did Shot Six to lower Nash. It was completely untracked for some weird reason. Six or seven wide turns in a row.
Tomorrow should be great. More snow was dumping and the Backcountry should open up. Good times.
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Sunday, February 18, 2007
Tonight:SHOWERS. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION 4 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL 2000 FEET. WEST WIND IN THE PASSES 10 TO 20 MPH.
SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES. BREEZY. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVEL 2500 FEET. AFTERNOON PASS TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND IN THE PASSES 15 TO 25 MPH.
SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES. BREEZY. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVEL 2500 FEET. WEST WIND IN THE PASSES 25 TO 30 MPH.
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 2000 FEET. AFTERNOON PASS TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND IN THE PASSES 15 TO 25 MPH.
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 1000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WIND IN THE PASSES 10 TO 20 MPH.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Pretty cool to see people showing domestic partnership rights some support finally. Also nice to see people are in favor of removing the supermajority required for school levies.
I still want a tunnel downtown, but not the new one proposed last week. It looks like the tunnel is dead unfortunately. You know how I feel about all the transportation issues: TOLLS!
Toll the bridges, toll the viaduct, toll your Nestle House Morsel!
Posted by Trent at 11:38 PM
The Office was awesome last night. Dwight falling from Pam's desk was classic. Stanley saying "I'm Outta here."
A review with commments.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Sonic owner Clay Bennet said the Sonics would honor the Key Arena lease agreement all the way through til its end. Now he says that is not the case. He lied. Why would anyone give this man tax dollars if he is proven a liar in only a few short months after officially purchasing the team?
Read it here.
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Monday, February 12, 2007
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(Marty Plays In Valu-Pak)
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Sunday, February 11, 2007
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I saw these guys perform I am the Walrus on Letterman on Friday night and it was just about note to note perfect. They included the strange sound effects, voices, horns, and strings that showcases what a complex song John Lennon and George Marting created back in 1967. Any Beatles fans would love it. They don't play much on the west coast, but I guess they are performing the White Album in its entirety in Hollywood in April.
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Saturday, February 10, 2007
This week, Congress held its first hearing on the landmark IPCC report on climate change. That report concluded that global warming is “unequivocal” and human activity is the main driver, “very likely” causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950.
During the hearing, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — one of the 87 percent of congressional Republicans who do not believe in man-made global warming — questioned the authors of the report about a period of dramatic climate change that occured 55 million years ago. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?’Watch it here.
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Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- A 66-year-old man saved his grandson from the grip of a 16-foot-long (5 meter) anaconda by beating the snake with rocks and a knife for half an hour, authorities said Thursday.
"When I saw the snake wrapped around my grandson's neck I thought it was going to kill him," Joaquim Pereira told Brazil's Agencia Estado news service. "It was agonizing, I pulled it from one side, but it would come back on the other."
Pereira's 8-year-old grandson, Mateus, was attacked by the anaconda while wandering near a creek on his grandfather's ranch in the city of Cosmorama, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northwest of Sao Paulo.
While the boy was playing with friends, the snake attacked and wrapped itself around him, police officer Hudson Augusto said. Anacondas are not poisonous, but kill their prey by coiling around them and squeezing until victims suffocate.
"It brought me to the ground and bit me," the boy told Globo TV. "Then it started crawling up my neck and began suffocating me."
Mateus' friends ran to get his grandfather, who reached the scene and battled with the snake until he had hurt it so badly that it let go of his grandson.
Mateus had to be rushed to a hospital and needed 21 stitches on his chest where he was bitten. He was later released.
Globo TV showed footage of the dead snake, which weighed about 77 pounds (35 kilograms). Police said anacondas are not uncommon in the region where the attack occurred, but attacks on people are rare.
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Feb 8, 2007, 07:04 PM | by Annie Barrett
This just in from the Department of Never Gonna Happen: Brooklyn-based state senator Charles Kruger has proposed a ban on iPods, cell phones, and the like while crossing streets of NYC and Buffalo, N.Y. He wants to do this because a 23-year-old in his district was struck and killed last month while listening to his iPod. That is seriously sad. I feel for this person, especially because I've almost been him a bunch of times now. Like probably a lot of you, I relentlessly offer my precious life on a rubber-encased silver platter to drivers who also aren't paying attention on a near-daily basis so that I can better surround-sound myself in "Dangerous Type" by The Cars. (Do you like what I did there? Not really? Okay.) But COME ON, Sen. Kruger. Pedestrians, and drivers, and you, are the stupid ones. Not iPods! Obliviously rocking out on the street is one of our nation's proudest and most exhilarating pastimes, as evidenced by that girl in the photo, who may or may not be me. Nice "Sonic"-colored iSkin, ambiguous girl in the photo. You're cool.
Now, clearly, no one is going to listen to this silly senator. But what if — in a wacky alternate universe where idiots always get their way, which wouldn't actually be too far off from this one — they did? What a buzzkill! Would it be worth it to wake up in the morning? (Yes, I know, this is when you slam me because I should be happy for the opportunity to wake up in the morning — and you're right! But still, let me know what you think.)
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007
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Friday, February 02, 2007
You know that Julie chick? Loves you. You want her? Gotta play it cool, you know. You can't let her know how much you like ?cause if she knows, she'll dump you like that. Believe me. Like, if she asks you if you want a ride, you say, "No, I've got my own ride, but maybe I'll see you later." Sounds stupid, doesn't it? It works.
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The richest man in the world seems a bit touchy in regards to Apple doesn't he? Sorry about the Zune dude. Sorry your new features in Vista were in the APPLE OS a couple of years ago.
P.S. To my Microsoft friends: You all rock! I just thought Gates was a tad bitter...
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This trailer is not work friendly, but very funny.
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Thursday, February 01, 2007
I thought this was pretty damn funny. I also used to love Coldplay. We saw their first stateside show. They played a great show with Grandadddy a few months later. Rachelle and I listened to Yellow and Don't Panic on repeat for about five months. Their second album was better than their first. Then their live shows turned into the "Chris Martin on piano show" (lame) and their next album was terrible. It's a remake of their second album.
Did they forget that they used to rock, if only slightly? If I was Coldplay I would put away the piano for a little while and concentrate on touring, singing, and playing as the next U2 instead of the next Billy Joel plus backing band. Or, play as if you have something to prove, because you do.
When I read about Coldplay's plan to release The Singles 1999-2006—on 7-inch vinyl, no less—I thought, Ugh. Lame. A greatest hits set already? You've made only three albums. You're not U2. Booooo.
What's up with that? Not the new release—they did have a few EPs out before Parachutes, and at least the compilation won't include the words "Greatest" or "Hits,"—but my reaction. I am a former Coldplay obsessive who now goes around calling them lame. I am lame. Right this second, with "Amsterdam" beaming directly into my ears and me loving it just as much as I used to, I feel like a traitor. But I know I'm not alone. So what happened? Ooh, multiple choice.
When did it become uncool to like Coldplay?
A. When we realized most of the songs on X&Y sounded the same and not so great
B. As soon as promos from The 40-Year-Old Virgin came out ("You know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay.")
Yoko's Gwyneth's fault
D. Bands that care too much about human suffering on a global scale are annoying
E. Never, fool!
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