Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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This guy derives his Best of list using a mathematical formula that seems pretty credible, as long as you (as he suggests) remove your personal feelings from the equation.
A great read.
Thanks to longtime reader Scott of Snoqualmie, Wa.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Mariners Improve To Eight Games Over .300SEATTLE—After winning for the seventh time in their past 17 games, the Seattle Mariners moved to eight games over the .300 mark for the first time since early May."I'm pleased, but it's just a number, and over the next few weeks we'll look to get to nine games over, or even 10," said Jim Riggleman, who has led the M's on a .481 streak since taking over as manager in June. "The guys are really starting to come around. [Yuniesky] Betancourt's got a three-game hitting streak, Jose [Lopez] hit a home run this week, and as long as we avoid getting swept and split a two-game series every once in a while, I think we can take a crack at .400."Riggleman went on to express pride in his team for not losing every single game on the road this season.
The Onion rules.
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Monday, July 28, 2008
A fantastic read from FRANK RICH of the New York Times. Read the whole article here.
"The election remains Obama's to lose, and he could lose it, whether through unexpected events, his own vanity or a vice-presidential misfire. But what we've learned this month is that America, our allies and most likely the next Congress are moving toward Obama's post-Iraq vision of the future, whether he reaches the White House or not. That's some small comfort as we contemplate the strange alternative offered by the Republicans: a candidate so oblivious to our nation's big challenges ahead that he is doubling down in his campaign against both al-Maliki and Obama to be elected commander in chief of the surge."
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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
First of all, the last time I saw a movie twice in the theater I was probably 12 or 13. It was probably Ferris Bueller's Day off or something. I may be wrong about the exact timing, but it's been a LONG while. That being the case, I can't wait to see the Dark Knight again. Soon.
I apologize to Dave and Scott if they read this because they have heard me say it all before, but I will list the ways that The Dark Knight kicks major cinematic butt.
1. The Joker. Heath Ledger is scary, insane, and hilarious at the same time. He does not play it as camp. He is a dead serious anarchist and it's freaky. He can turn a simple line like "Hi" (when visiting the DA in the hospital) and make it funny and frightening at the same time. Even sympathetic.
At no time do you think the Joker is Ledger.
2. There is barely any CGI. Like many of you I was exremely disappointed in the amount of CGI used in the new Indiana Jones. It wasn't necessary because we already love the characters anyway.
This movie uses actual stunt men performing stunts. The semi-truck flipping looks real and dangerous because it is real and dangerous.
3. Batman gets to play detective. He does this in the comic books and it was missing from the pre-Christopher Nolan movies.
4. The story made me think not just about good versus evil, but more about the fine line between good and evil. At what depth should we become somewhat evil to fend off the bigger evil? Is it OK to become like a terrorist to defeat terrorists? (Yes, lots of post 9/11 allegory in this picture).
5. Gary Oldman is a perfect Lt. Gordon. It's such a good performance you forget he has played a vampire, Lee Harvey Oswald, or a Russian terrorist in Air Force One. He is a spectacular character actor.
6. The violence in this movie is sudden and real. The action sequences push the plot and do not bring the movie to a halt for 20 minutes. Every sequence in this movie is plot driven.
When people get shot at they get injured or die. It's not cartoon violence in any way and feels more like a Michael Mann or Martin Scorsese movie than a typical comic book movie.
7. The setting does not seem overly post-modern or like typical "super hero" city in any way. This is Chicago. That's it.
I am guessing you all have seen this movie, but if not, sit back and enjoy. I will not be surprised if the Ledger, Nolan, and The Dark Knight as a whole receive Oscar nominations.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
See the video and learn more about the technology behind it.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Would you accept a sexual favor of your choice as payment for your
zune player. I'm poor and my son wants it for his
Please I'm a single mother.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Posted by Trent at 9:59 PM
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" IS THE GREATEST POP SONG OF ALL TIME . . . ACCORDING TO 10,000 BRITISH PEOPLE:
A website called onepoll.com polled 10,000 British music fans, to determine the greatest pop song of all time. And the winner was . . . "Bohemian Rhapsody". Here's their Top 10 . . .
#1.) "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen
#2.) "YMCA", The Village People
#3.) "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", Bryan Adams
#4.) "Angels", Robbie Williams
#5.) "Red Red Wine", UB40
#6.) "Imagine", John Lennon
#7.) "Sweet Child O' Mine", Guns N' Roses
#8.) "Billie Jean", Michael Jackson
#9.) "Dancing Queen", ABBA
#10.) "Can't Get You Out of My Head", Kylie Minogue
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Dane Cook has been kicked out of his apartment due to his dog pooping all over the place. When reached for comment, Dane simply said the words "ham sandwich" over and over again, leaving frat boys everywhere in stitches.
VH1 honors The Who this week for their contribution to rock and roll. Isn't it funny? Just a few years ago, Pete Townshend almost got arrested for "touching kids". Now he gets an award for it.
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WHY YOU THINK THEY'RE BAD: They're high in both sugar and fat.
WHY THEY'RE NOT: Cocoa is rich in flavonoids--the same heart-healthy compounds found in red wine and green tea. Its most potent form is dark chocolate. In a recent study, Greek researchers found that consuming dark chocolate containing 100 milligrams (mg) of flavonoids relaxes your blood vessels, improving bloodflow to your heart. What about the fat? It's mostly stearic and oleic acids.EAT THIS: CocoaVia chocolate bars. Each 100-calorie bar is guaranteed to contain 100 mg flavonoids. As an added benefit, the chocolate has been beefed up with phytosterols, compounds that have been shown to help reduce cholesterol. Find the bars at many Wal-Mart stores, or online at cocoavia.com.
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Built To Spill will play Perfect From Now On in it's entirety on Sept 4th at the Showbox.
|Perfect From Now On|
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Monday, July 14, 2008
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
How to drive a guy crazy: send him a telegram and on the top put 'page 2.'
A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008
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Monday, July 07, 2008
Rachelle rocks the water!
Mitchell picked things up quickly.
Beach time with Grandma Mitchell!
Oh no Trent!
Mitchell and Anthony really enjoyed the fireworks!
Drumming time with Dane!
Grandma Mitchell Returned to the cabin and we all celebrated!
(It appears as if Mitchell made the cabin girl face).
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