Thursday, January 31, 2008
First of all, Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best action movie ever made. The action is motivated by the characters pursuit of the "Maguffin" and therefore the audience believes. Secondly, the Indy movies have heart. We root for Indiana Jones because he isn't perfect, he doesn't know Karate, and he's not a secret agent. He's just a guy like you or me.
Reading this article reminded me of how excited I was as a kid every time one of these blockbusters came out, and, from the sound of the movie in this article, I am justified to get excited again.
The 2nd best action movie ever made is Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest, just FYI.
Posted by Trent at 7:38 PM
Tonight: Snow. Snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches. Snow level 2000 feet. Southwest wind in the passes 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday: Snow...heavy at times. Breezy. Snow accumulation of 10 to 20 inches. Snow level 1500 feet. Afternoon pass temperatures in the upper 20s. Southwest wind in the passes 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday Night: Snow...heavy at times. Snow accumulation 8 to 14 inches. Snow level 1000 feet. Southwest wind in the passes 10 to 15 mph.
Yes, that's 2-4 feet of snow in 36 hours!
Posted by Trent at 3:15 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Falling Slowly from Once WILL be an Oscar nominee...and should win if there is justice in the world.
Listen to the song here. You can also download the song for free too.
Posted by Trent at 9:06 PM
My buddy Todd was stuck up there all day today due to a major avalanche but said he took seven runs at Ski Acres by himself. As in just him and 20 inches of powder. Solo. A dream day until he was stuck. But he made the most of it and took ten runs at West (all powder runs of course).
Click here for more pics like the one below courtesy of the P.I.
Posted by Trent at 8:58 PM
You can listen to the new album, which arrives in stores soon, for free at this fantastic website.
Good luck to any of you who try to label or pigeonhole this band. They are influenced by everything!
Wow, I just realized this same site was playing the whole Vampire Weekend album (which I bought yesterday). Again, for free.
Posted by Trent at 4:45 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Click here to read the article and to download a few songs for free.
Posted by Trent at 8:21 PM
How can a band really be this good for so long? How can they be so good live? It's not fair. There isn't another band that comes close.
Posted by Trent at 8:16 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Lots of news today from Apple!
$20 iPod touch upgrade (Rachelle do you see that?)
What about the iPod touch? They've got the same software. They've decided to add five apps to the iPod touch. Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather.
More iPhone features.
The thinnest laptop ever. Watch the ad here.
Posted by Trent at 10:56 AM
Monday, January 14, 2008
Listen to some songs here. They play Neumos in Seattle on March 26th. It will sell out easy.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
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We had a wonderful time in Maui. Our anniversary dinner was a wine filled fiesta, the Tiff organized New Years party had the best appetizers I have ever tasted, the waves at Makena were awesome for skimboarding, the turtle snorkeling was immensely spiritual, and, with the exception of one day, the weather was hot. But most of all I enjoyed playing with the kids in the pool. Experiencing paradise through a child's eyes is almost like experiencing it all over again for yourself. See you all in five years!
Posted by Trent at 8:54 PM
SCHOOL ANSWERING MACHINE
The outgoing message:
"Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school.
In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen
to all the options before making a selection:
To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1
To make excuses for why your child did not do his work- Press 2
To complain about what we do - Press 3
To swear at staff members - Press 4
To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosed in your
newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5
If you want us to raise your child - Press 6
If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone -Press 7
To request another teacher, for the third time this year -Press 8
To complain about bus transportation - Press 9
To complain about school lunches - Press 0
If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable
and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework and that
it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort: Hang up and have a
If you want this in Spanish, you must be in the wrong country.
Posted by Trent at 8:37 PM
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly confirmed to appear at the 2008 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. They join previously announced performers such as My Morning Jacket, the Breeders, Daniel Lanois and the Kills.
Posted by Trent at 10:33 PM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Erik Bedard staying put in Baltimore this winter? Maybe not. Ken Rosenthal and Jason Churchill both busted out brand new material this evening with the latest Bedard chatter. The upshot is that the Mariners seem to have a decent shot at him.
- Rosenthal says the Mariners will put Adam Jones, Jeff Clement, and Matt Tuiasosopo in the deal. He indicates that the Orioles could push to substitute and get one of Tony Butler, Chris Tillman, and Carlos Triunfel. Looks like Bill Bavasi is sticking to the idea of keeping Brandon Morrow. Rosenthal hedges his bets, but admits to "growing indications that the teams could be moving closer to a deal."
- Churchill says something similar: the Mariners and Orioles "may very well be making significant progress." Churchill sees a package of Jones, Triunfel, and George Sherrill as the likely scenario.
- Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein recently listed his Top 11 Prospects for the Mariners. Clement was a five-star, Tillman and Triunfel four-stars, Butler a two-star, and Tuiasosopo an honorable mention. Jones would be first were he still considered a prospect.
- Both Ohio teams have interest in Bedard as well, but a trade to the Indians or Reds seems less likely. The Reds still won't give up Jay Bruce.
Posted by Trent at 9:28 AM
Saturday, January 05, 2008
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